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A national accident management company with a base in Sheffield is moving to become better at handling the Sheffield communities claims management process. Mr Compensator, a disputed vehicle accident specialist is re-locating. Rubal from Mr Compensator commented “We can provide a replacement “like for like” vehicle within an hour of receiving your accident notification, unlike an insurance company who often provide a replacement courtesy car the following day. In many cases Mr Compensator can collect your accident damaged vehicle at the same time as delivering your replacement.
We are not a call centre, your claim is not passed from person to person, every client is assigned a personal claims handler who deals with your claim from start to finish. Mr Compensator is an organisation that fundamentally endeavours to invest within the business to make sure that we have the correct resources to be able to provide not just a good but an exceptional quality of service.” Their new office will be on the corner of Miller Road/Abbeydale Road. If you are familiar with this area you may remember this premises used to be Beech House, a reclaimed furniture and antique shop. Currently being refurbished, this new, larger office offers clients improved parking facilities as Miller Road is a quiet cul–de-sac. We asked Omar from Mr Compensator why they are moving into a new premises. “Over the past year our business has grown considerably, so many people from the Sheffield area have called into our office and due to the amount of clients we now have visiting our Sheffield branch on a daily basis we have outgrown our current location. Our new office can now cater for more people with more of our representatives now able to personally manage each client’s vehicle accident claim within a reasonable timeframe. Our new office is in a fantastic location on Abbeydale Road, opposite the church on the corner of Miller Road, so it’s a lot more visible and accessible to drivers than our previous location, there will be a few surprises with this new office. Since their Grand Opening in May 2014, Mr Compensator has become a household name for all the right reasons. With an experienced legal team consisting of solicitors, barristers, engineers, forensic experts and vehicle accident investigators, they are equipped with the correct tools to resolve the most complex road traffic accident situations. With a large fleet of predominantly brand new pre plated private hire, hackney carriage, prestige, 4x4 and saloon vehicles for domestic use, it would be an understatement to say that Mr Compensator is any less well equipped than the A Team! They offer the best deals for any individual that requires their services.
type of vehicle directly to your door. Alternatively people can just call into our new office to complete the process or receive advice. Our new office is going to be a lot more spacious, more comfortable and a lot more pleasing to the eye. A place where you guys can come and chill out and enjoy a nice a cup of tea and some Oreo biscuits.” Mr Compensator are also keen to give something back to the communities in Sheffield, they want to help and work with other businesses or individuals locally, they can create awareness and provide practical solutions to ensure success. Omar told us, “We would like to identify key local issues and provide innovative opportunities. We recently sponsored a fine local boxer, Kyle “Golden Kid” Yousaf who trains at the world famous Ingle Gym in Sheffield. He won his last fight with a unanimous four round points victory and has previously been on the undercard of a Kell Brook world title fight. You can see an interview with Kyle Yousaf on our Mr Compensator YouTube channel. You can also find us on other social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Rubal commented, “Through our success we can help build a better community, so we are saying come and connect with us online and at our new location on Abbeydale Road.” Don’t be a stranger, pop in say hi, and If you need any advice simply give Mr Compensator a call on 01143 863 386.
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COUNCILLOR’S SURGERIES Burngreave surgeries are shared between Councillors Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain and are held at:• Burngreave Library, Spital Hill 2nd Saturday of the month from 11.00 a.m. -12.00 noon • Norwood and Bishopholme Tenants’ and Residents’ Association (TARA), Community Centre, Bishopholme Road 3rd Tuesday of the month 12.00-1.00 p.m. • Pakistan Advice Centre, 127 Page Hall Road 3rd Thursday of the month 2.00-3.00 p.m. There are no surgeries during August. A surgery is also held on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (except August) from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. at Firth Park Advice Centre, 9 Stubbin Lane. (These surgeries are shared on a rota basis with Cllrs, Peter Price, Peter Rippon, Sioned-Mair Richards and Jackie Drayton. Councillors Alan Law and Chris Weldon also share the surgery on the 1st Thursday).
We are proud to present Eid festival in the park Sheffield 2015. This year’s festival has experienced a number of changes. Firstly the event will now be held at Don Valley Glass Bowl, which is one of Sheffield's most Premier outdoor arenas. Situated next to Sheffield Arena the English Institute of sport and Ice Sheffield Don Valley Grass Bowl is part of Sheffield’s international venues and is also the venue for South Yorkshires largest annual bonfire night's event After Dark. This venue has also been used for live outdoor concerts including acts such as UB40. The reason for the change of venue has been due to the large numbers of visitors that the festival attracts over the past two years and the Millhouses Park does not have the capacity in terms of traffic infrastructure to manage such large events. This move in venue has enabled us to increase on the number of attractions and activities at the event. Eid Festival in the Park welcomes families and communities from all backgrounds to have the
opportunity to come together and celebrate Eid. The event will include fair rides, bouncy castles and a host of other activities. Visitors will also get the opportunity to experience the ‘Eid Bazaar Market’, which will include a whole range of Islamic culture such as food, art, dress and literature. One of our aims this year is to reach out to the wider communities across the city and to use this Eid celebration to bring communities together and this year’s event is expected to attract an even larger number of people then 2013 and 2014. STALL BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN BOOK YOUR STALL AT WWW.SHEFFIELDHERITAGE.ORG/eid-festival For enquires please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHEFFIELD’S BIGGEST TWO TAXI FIRMS CITY TAXIS AND MERCURY BECOME ONE Sheffield’s two biggest taxi firms are to become one company with more than 1,400 drivers. City Taxis will acquire Mercury Taxis on June 1. The combined business – to be known as City Taxis – will have a fleet of more than 1,400 drivers. City employs 85 people at its new headquarters and offices at Waterside Court, Attercliffe, Sheffield, and averages 75,000 jobs per week. It has 1,000 public and private sector accounts. It will absorb 39 staff from Mercury in the merger. Existing fares will remain unchanged, bosses say. Under the new organisation, all vehicles will be branded City Taxis and the total combined job count will hit 110,000 per week. Arnie Singh, City Taxis managing director, said: “At a time when competition for business within the taxi industry is increasing, this merger and consolidation is a significant and important move for both companies. It also provided a suitable exit route for the shareholders of Mercury Taxis in light of their desire to retire from playing an active role in the business.
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Alison Law Allama Iqbal Sunday Cricket league This will be a welcome reading amongst all the turmoil of FIFA and Soccer (hate it when they use that word), it's footballll. Sorry rant over. Now for cricket and in particular our very own Alison Law league, Allama Iqbal Sunday Cricket (AISCL). It's been an amazing start so far. Millhouses have led the way for a while however after last Sundays games; we now have a new leader, Sheffield All Stars, a surprise package, if you ask me. It appears Mr Gulfraz or Gulfam as Shah Sahib Calls him has got a good unit together. There have been some shocks this season, at the time of writing this article, Al-Mahdi being runners up last year in the league find themselves in the bottom two. They also failed to qualify for Alison Law Cup; a cup in which they were the runners up last year. We've had the quarter's final played and Millhouses, Narmando, Kashmir and Earl Marshall have all qualified respectfully. Narmando were victorious against Sheffield All Stars. Kashmir convincingly defeated Sharrow, in a game where Arsalan scored an unbeaten hundred. Earl Marshal vs Sehnsa was a close fought contest, until Mahfooz and Rangzeeb took Sehnsa Captain Mr Rabnawaz to task and scored over 20 runs in one over, game over after that. Millhouses were given a bye in their tie with Abbeydale, this could be down to Mr Wajid Ali bribing Abbeydale team with Chicken and Chips, in their league game, in which Millhouses lost, not sure he hoped for that outcome. Truth be told Abbeydale were not able to raise a side due personal circumstances, which was a shame, as no one likes to go through like this. Semi-finals line up as follows; Millhouses vs Earl Marshall and Narmando vs Kashmir. These will be played on 15th June 2015, at 6pm. Grounds to be confirmed. I'll sign off but before I do, AISCL would like to remind the captains that Rule 43 has been amended. Captains have received an email with the new wording, so please adhere to this new rule. Good luck for the next round. Afraz Khan
More Than 1,000 People Have Operations Cancelled On The Day In Sheffield More than 1,000 people have had hospital operations cancelled on the day in Sheffield in the past 12 months. In more than 10 per cent of the cases in 2014/15, the reason for cancellation was an administrative error. Details have been revealed in a report that went to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s board of directors. The report said the number of operations cancelled on the day for non-clinical reasons has been above the target of 75 a month for 10 of the 12 months of the year. 1 in 5 operations were cancelled because of a lack of available time in operating theatres, with more urgent cases taking precedence on 12 per cent of occasions. 17% of the cancelled operations were down to a
lack of available clinical staff, with 14% a result of no general or intensive care beds being free for patients to recover in after an operation. A further 20% of cases were recorded as being cancelled for ‘other’ non-clinical reasons. The report said improvements are being demanded with scheduling of operations, while managers will be asked to provide more details about what administrative errors have occurred. The report also revealed 15 patients who had operations cancelled on the day for non-clinical reasons were not readmitted within 28 days. The main reason for this was lack of theatre time and availability of surgeons. The trust said efforts are being made to reduce problems.
Sheffields Most Rat Infested Roads Revealed Environmental services were called out 12,928 times since April 2010 to areas across the city. Herries Road and Deerlands Avenue in Parson Cross feature many times in the top 10 over the five year period. Rat catchers dealt with 24 incidents of vermin on Herries Road from April 2014 to April 2015. Other hotspots during this year include Barnsley Road in Fir Vale, Main Road in Darnall and nightclub row Carver Street in Sheffield city centre. In Sheffield, Parson Cross, Darnall, Firth Park, Manor and Page Hall all feature prominently in the figures from 2010 to 2015. Deerlands Avenue in Parson Cross was second worst affected with 16 call outs between 2014/2015 and featured in the top 10 four times in the past five years. It was the worst hit road during 2010/2011. Main Road in Darnall had the third highest number of call outs during 2014/2015 with 15,
while Barnsley Road had 13 and Firth Park Road 12. Environmental services were called to nightclub row Carver Street in Sheffield city centre 11 times. They were also called out to both while Stubbin Lane and Nethershire Lane in Firth Park 11 times each. A Sheffield Council spokesman said: “As in every major city, rats are undoubtedly an issue in Sheffield, but we deal with the problem quickly and efficiently whenever we receive a report. “Our trained and experienced officers offer a quality service which adheres to Royal Society of Health – Pest Control standards as minimum. “Members of the public can report pest control issues online, or by phone, between 8am and 6pm, on 0114 2037410 or 0114 2037411. We aim to respond to every enquiry as soon as possible, usually within three working days.”
Lowest Number Of Burglaries In Sheffield For Nine Years The number of burglaries in Sheffield is at the lowest level in nine years. In April 2015, the number of burglaries recorded in Sheffield was 211, the lowest number recorded since 2006. Increased home security, the vigilance of residents and a change in police operations to tackle burglary, have been credited as being responsible for this reduction. Over the last four years, the number of recorded burglaries in the month of April averaged at 282. The latest figure of 211 in April 2015 means that 71 less homes were broken into.
South Yorkshire Police say “We are committed to stopping burglars and have used ‘cocooning’ techniques, which involves the delivery of a police letter and burglary alert kit to surrounding properties, after a burglary has taken place in the area. This helps residents to secure their homes against the burglars who are targeting the area. “We will continue to share our security tips throughout the summer so that we can all enjoy our homes and gardens, whilst protecting our property.”
SHEFFIELD’S NEW THE MOOR MARKET STRUGGLES TO FILL STALLS Managers of a South Yorkshire market say they are "considerably worried" for their traders, due to a number of empty stalls and a lack of visitors. Sheffield's Moor Market replaced Castle Market in 2013, when the latter closed after trading for 54 years in the city. There are 49 empty stalls and 54,000 people visit the market each week, when 100,000 was the original number forecast. Sheffield City Council said the average stall occupancy rate was 75%. Leigh Bramall, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council, said more people would visit when shops, restaurants and a nine-screen cinema, were completed, in late 2016 and early 2017. "It is inevitable that a new market will experience turnover of traders," he said. The council had a programme to recruit traders and was looking at reducing costs for the traders, he added.
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The Importance Of Reading In Tests of marks in tests and exams because they do not read the questions carefully enough. Nor do they read through their answers to ensure they make sense.
Education and High Storrs – The Importance of Reading in Tests Last year at this time we wrote an article about the importance of reading for pleasure. I thought it was time we revisited the important topic of reading, but from a slightly different point of view. I want to look at the importance of reading when in school. I have had the misfortune of losing my voice this half term and have been unable to speak to a whole class of students. Therefore, all of the instructions I have had to give have been written, and any notices I have had to give to my form they have had to read for themselves.
The rule for tests is very simple; if you do not answer the question that has been asked you can’t get all the marks. It is a good idea for students to read questions twice before they attempt to answer it to really make sure that they know what they have to do. Once they have answered the question students should read it again, just to make sure. This may all sound very time consuming but the more students practise the art of reading the better they will be. (Which brings us back nicely to the importance of reading for pleasure!) There is no point in being the first to finish a test; you still have to sit there until the time is up. There are no extra marks for finishing first; all the marks are for getting the answers right; so the more thoroughly students check their work the better it will be.
This has made me even more aware of the fact that students do not read. Students, when asked to explain their answer, often say “I can’t read what I have I have lost count of the number of times I have written”. Now, if they can’t read it and given a student a letter and their first question don’t understand it how is anyone else gohas been “what is this about?”, followed be a ing to? When asked to check their work brief pause until they remember I can’t tell them students should read their answers careand then they actually sit down and read the let- fully to make sure it is clear and readable, ter. not just turn the pages of their test aimlessly as so many often do, or even worse This also happens in lesson, students ask “what just sit there with their booklets shut. do I have to do?”, when all the instructions are on the sheet in front of them, or on the board. So as we are now in test season at school, students should think about the importance of readWhile this may not seem important as there ing; read instructions carefully, read questions should always be someone to tell them what to carefully, read answers carefully. do or what a letter or notice says, it is extremely important when it comes to tests and exams. All Reading is something we are very passionate teachers will tell you that students lose a number about at High Storrs School. The better you are at
Speed Cameras Too Strict On Minor Offenders
Six Million Brits Have Never Used The Internet
The public no longer supports the use of speed cameras on British roads, according to the policeman who introduced them in 1992. Roger Reynolds has claimed enforcement agencies are too strict on minor offenders, with 38% of motorists caught speeding just 5mph to 9mph over the limit. “If you see someone speeding at 50mph or 60mph in a 30mph zone, you think 'I wish they’d get caught’. But when it’s you getting caught for doing 31mph, it’s a different kettle of fish” he says. “Initially we started using them as a road safety tool - trying to reduce overall speed levels and save lives. Accidents are costing us millions and millions every day. I think we need to get back to winning that public support” he added. Nearly a million motorists were caught speeding last year - even though only 23% of the country’s 1,714 fixed cameras are switched on. A further 774,537 people were booked by 345 mobile units dotted around the UK. Speed cameras have not always proved to be an effective method of tackling such offences. One in eight drivers was sanctioned for driving just 1mph to 4mph over the limit, research by Confused. com also found. The figures have been accused as showing speed cameras were being used to raise revenue, without being “tough enough on those who really pose a danger on the roads”.
Almost six million UK adults have never used the internet. The period between January and March found that 86% of UK adults had used the internet in that period, a rise of 1% on the previous year. However 11% of adults - the equivalent to 5.9 million people - have never logged on in their lives. That percentage is down from 17.5% in the first quarter of 2011, showing that more and more people are trying out the web. The remaining 3% said they have used the internet before, but do not use it regularly. While things are improving in regard to making websites more accessible, for people who are deaf, blind or have disabilities that present physical barriers, the internet as a whole is still a very long way from where it needs to be. The ONS says the South East has the highest proportion of recent internet users at 90%. Northern Ireland is the area with the lowest proportion at 80%. Recent log-ons by people with disabilities is considerably lower at 68% than those without a disability at 92%. Just 40% of people aged 75 are online and use the internet regularly. Six million UK residents still remains a staggering number who have never used the internet, and although the number of over-75s who have never used it has decreased by 15% over the last four years, much of that number is made up of the mature end of the UK population.
reading the better you are at most other subjects If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in school, and the easier you will find life outside to contact High Storrs School. (Tel no: 0114 267 0000, email: email@example.com. of school. uk) The more you read the easier it gets, so this summer enjoy the long (and hopefully warm) summer days by sitting in the garden with a good book. Mrs Heggs (who has no voice) and Mr
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Local Clean Up Scheme Local community in firvale area of burngreave got together in an initiative taken by local residents with local Labour Councillor Ibrar Hussain to get our streets clean and pick litter up. The local community welcomed this scheme and is now going ahead for more future litter picks in the area so streets remain tidy.
Youngsters ‘Missing Out’ As 11 People Apply For Every Apprenticeship The apprenticeship system is “struggling” to cope with demand as figures suggest there were around 11 applicants for every vacancy, according to a new report. Research found two in five (42%) apprentices starting since 2010 were over 25. In total, there were 1.8 million applicants for 166,000 advertised vacancies last year, while two thirds (67%) of higher level apprenticeships were given to people already employed. The Local Government Association (LGA), which commissioned the research, said it indicated the system was being used to train older workers and young people were missing out. Rather than spend more money on a struggling system, this research underlines the need for devolved training that enables partnerships of councils, schools, colleges and employers to both boost opportunities locally and to ensure youngsters get the skills, experience and advice to thrive. David Cameron has pledged to create three million
new apprenticeships and official figures showed the numbers of people considered “NEET” - not in education, employment and training - are at a 10year low. A good apprenticeship can give young people the experience, skills and understanding that can often lead straight into a full-time job. At present, too many new apprenticeships are low skilled and taken by older people already in work with their employer. Too few new apprentices are school-leavers trying to get their first job, and too few are getting the construction skills to build the homes and roads our local communities need.” “Rather than spend more money on a struggling system, this research underlines the need for devolved training that enables partnerships of councils, schools, colleges and employers to both boost opportunities locally and to ensure youngsters get the skills, experience and advice to thrive.” David Cameron
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PAUL BLOMFIELD MP I’m delighted to have been re-elected as the MP for Sheffield Central and with a hugely increased majority - from 165 to 17,309. It’s an extraordinary privilege to represent you in Parliament and I’m really grateful to everyone who gave me their support on 7 May. I’m now looking forward to working for all my constituents and raising your voice in Parliament over the next five years. The immediate future looks tough, but I’ll continue to stand up for the values on which I fought the election and to support those hit by the policies I’m expecting from the Conservative Government.
Burngreave ward celebrated its proud moment when new Lord Mayor of Sheffield was installed and Burngreave ward labour cllr Talib Hussain as new Lord Mayor of Sheffield for year 2015/16. Cllr Ibrar Hussain said “Its’ wonderful we have our very own Lord Mayor from a very deprived ward in the city and multicultural ward in the city, proud day for us all in Burngreave.”
Councillor Talib Hussain is the 119th Lord Mayor of Sheffield, the UKs fourth largest city. He is the second Lord Mayor of Pakistani origin that Sheffield has seen. The Mayors role is ceremonial to represent the city in the most respected capacity. It is held by a member of the City Council and is elected annually by the council members. Cllr Talib Hussains wife, has taken the official role of Lady Mayoress. Cllr Hussain was first elected as Labour councillor for Burngreave in 2010, and then again in 2014. His other roles include,
Chair of the Local Area Partnership, and a member of the planning committee. He is also al governor at Firshill Primary School, a member of Shirecliffe Forum and of the Parkwood Landfill liaison group. He endeavours to bring the city together in diversity and is immensely proud of the fact that Sheffield is already one of the safest cities in the UK. Cllr Hussain came to Sheffield in 1993 and is happily married with four children. We wish the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress the best of luck for in their new roles.
Celebrations for Cllr Tajamal and other Rotherham councillors who won seats in the May 2015 Council Elections.
Journalists of Sheffield with Lord Nazir Ahmed and Mobeen Choudry
Dinner at Khushi Restaurant hosted by Ilm News. The event Hussain was the guest of honour in his last official engagement was in honour of new achievements in the Pakistani commu- before he took up his new role as Lord Mayor. The event was nity as new councillors took up roles in Sheffield and Rother- attended by local friends, councillors and dignitaries. ham councils. The then, Deputy Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Talib
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Lord Mayorâ€™s Chain At the opening of the Paris Exhibition in 1855, the Mayor of Sheffield was refused a seat near the throne with the other Mayors because he had no badge of office. As a result, money was raised by public subscription and the chain was bought for ÂŁ325 in 1856. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield's Chain of Office symbolises the industrial character of the City. It is made in 18-carat gold and weighs a total of 1,555 grams (the chain links weigh 995 grams and the badge weighs 560 grams). The gold itself is obviously very valuable, but the Chain is extremely precious and is in effect priceless when considering the craftsmanship and its history with the city. Coat of Arms In the centre is the city's coat of arms in enamel, enclosed by a wreath of laurel. The Patron Gods of the city stand on either side - Thor (the Scandinavian God) on the Lord Mayor's left, and Vulcan (the Greek and Roman God) on the Lord Mayor's right when being worn. Above the shield are the Arms of Great Britain bearing a miniature portrait in enamel of Queen Victoria,
between the Arms of the Duke of Norfolk and Earl Fitzwilliam. It is surmounted by a mayoral crown bearing the crest of the Duke of Norfolk, Lord of the Manor. The Motto The ribbon in enamel carries the motto - Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit (with God's help our labour is successful). The Chain There are 27 chain links simulating tied ribbons, each inscribed with the names of past Mayors and Lord Mayors. The badge and chain are connected by two shields, one recording City status in 1893 and the other recording the title of Lord Mayor in 1897. The number of links remains constant at 27. As new links are added on to the chain, those taken out are put on display in the cabinet in the Lord Mayor's Parlour. The latest name to be engraved on the Lord Mayor's Chain is Councillor Michael Pye, the Lord Mayor in 2004-2005.
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Five Ways to Reduce Fat Intake Fat is an essential macronutrient used in the body for energy. Because the word fat is used to describe unsightly weight as well as a nutrient, it is mistakenly blamed for weight gain. While eating fat does not necessarily make you fat, there are certain types of unhealthy fats that you should avoid for health reasons. Here are a few ways to do that. 1. Eat Lean Meats Some meats can be very high in fat, most of it being saturated (unhealthy). By cutting out these high fat meats, you can reduce your saturated fat intake and lower your calorie intake. If you are a meat lover, completely eliminating meat out of your diet is unrealistic. Instead, try to either decrease your intake of fatty meats or replace them with lean meats (poultry, seafood, lean cuts of beef). An added benefit of seafood is that it is high in healthy fats which can lower your intake of heart disease. 2. Low Fat Dairy For those that grew up on whole milk, moving to fat-free milk can be very difficult. Instead of shunning whole milk in favor of skim milk overnight, do it in steps. First get used to reduced fat milk (2%). Next move onto low fat milk (1%) and if you want to keep going, try skim milk. The whole process can take you 1-2 months. If you do this gradually, the taste difference will be less noticeable. 3. Bake Baking food will result in a dish that is lower in fat and calories than other cooking methods such as frying. When you fry a food, you have to add butter or oil which gets absorbed into the food. Grilling is also a better option (though more time consuming). 4. Eliminate Junk Food Most junk food is loaded with fat. If you have a habit of eating these foods on a regular basis, you need to find another source of food. 5. Cook Your Own Food Homemade food is almost always healthier than what you can get at a restaurant (fast food or sitdown). When you make your own recipes, you control what ingredients you use which will allow you to make changes and cut the saturated fat out of your meals. Use low fat dairy, less butter and bake or grill your dishes instead of frying them. If you need to add fat to a meal, use vegetables oils (particularly canola or olive oils). The Bottom Line Excess calories cause unwanted weight gain. It makes little difference whether those calories come from fats, carbohydrates or proteins. If you are trying to lose weight, a better strategy than eliminating all fats or all carbs is to cut the calories that have negative effects on your overall health. By using this smart calorie cutting strategy, you can lose weight and improve your overall health.
Young Mice Blood Reverses Ageing Mr Shumile J. Chishty As the life expectancy is increasing so are the deaths, and mainly is the cause of age. Researchers in the United States of America are closing in on a therapy, heart and other organs. Reporters have releases major of 3 reports that demonstrate in experiments on mice the dramatic effects of chemicals found naturally in young blood. In two of the reports, scientists identified a single chemical in blood that appears to reverse some of the damage caused by ageing. Although all three studies were done in mice, researchers believe a similar therapy should work in humans. A clinical trial is expected to begin in the next three to five years. Ageing is one of the greatest risk factors for a slew of major conditions, from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and dementia. As the population increase, the proportion of people suffering from such con-
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dition soars. A therapy that slows or reverses age-related damage in the body has the potential to prevent a public health crisis by delaying the onset of several diseases at once. The three studies took a similar approach to investigate the anti-ageing effects of young blood. Old and young mice were paired up and joined similarly to conjoined twins. To have done this, researchers made an incision along the side of each mouse and let the wounds heal in a way that joined the animals together. The procedure meant that the mice shared each other’s blood supplies. The experiment technique of combining mice’s circulatory systems goes back 150 years ago. Around 2000, wagers and other researchers in lrving Weissman’s and Thomas Randos labs at Stanford revived the method, known as parabiosis, to study the fate of blood stem cells and muscle cells. To their surprise, they found that when old and young mice were joined, the muscle stem cells in old mice were revitalized. Since then, Standford researchers and others, including agers, have published about a half a dozen papers
showing that old-young parabiosis can also improve the health of an aging mice’s liver spinal cord and brain. More recently, wagers lab, together with cardiologist Richard lees lab at Brigham and women’s hospital in Boston, isolated a specific protein from mouse blood that they think can explain some of the effects. Since blood transfusion has long been medical practice, its restorative effects are hardly surprising. Oxygenated blood has long been used by sportsmen, as have other performances. Surgeons can hardly be surprised that weak patients feel better with a few pints of fresh blood in them. Indeed it is curious that, with millions walking around with younger people’s blood in them, no one has thought to test whether they live longer and more fulfilled lives. However the possibilities are clearly sensational. Advances in embryology and stem- cell research have already hinted at the huge possibilities in genetically improving the human body. Appalling conditions
Chatsworth House Chatsworth House is a stately home located in Derbyshire, England. It is the seat of Duke of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549. Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorlands, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favourite country house several times.
are being rendered extinct and only the most reactionary fundamentalist could object. That such steps should on day embrace the ageing process is understandable. Even so medical practice must always take care of public consent.
The estate of Chatsworth was bought by Sir William Cavendish in 1549, from the Agard family. Soon after purchasing the land Sir William began building Chatsworth House. The building was completed by Bess of Hardwick, Sir William’s wife, after his death in 1557. The three storey Elizabethan house was completely remodelled by 1707 by the 4th Earl of Cavendish, who was made a Duke by William III, for his support in the ‘Glorious Revolution’. The 6th Duke of Cavendish added a library and North Wing between 1790 and 1858. The house and gardens are much the same now as they were in the time of the 6th Duke.
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Partner , Head of Property & Immigration Wosskow Brown Solicitors LLP Email: email@example.com What is the meaning of Vacant Posses- of your property as they have to give a promise What is a Property Information Form Q. sion in a sale agreement? to the purchaser’s solicitors to clear the property from financial liability. In new sale contracts the This is a very important clause of the vendor is also bound to clear any financial chargA This gives details of your property and A contains information and changes to the property sale agreement and it means that once your so- es on the property but it also depends on the in the past. This form should be completed very licitor has received the purchase funds, you will wording of the sale agreement. carefully and in full as this information is very im- hand over possession to the purchaser and there portant. If you are not sure about anything you will be no occupiers, items or rubbish left at the Q. What are early Repayment charges ? should speak to your legal advisor before you property. If you do not provide vacant possession hand over this form to the purchasers. then potentially you are in breach of contract and A. If you pay your mortgage within the fixed the purchaser can ask for damages and gain pos- period then you have to pay the adiantial money its called early repayment charges. If the fixed Q What is an Overriding Interest Form? session through the Court. term for the interest rate has passed then there A The Overriding Interest Form is a new Q. What is a redemption figure and what should not be any penalty. form introduced into the Conveyancing process. is its importance in the sale process? It gives information to the purchaser’s solicitors A A redemption statement is information Disclaimer: This is information only and do not as to whether there are any additional arrange- from the existing mortgage lender detailing the act on this information as legal advice and always ments or rights that have been created over the amount outstanding on the property. You cannot seek advice from your solicitor according to the property in recent years. proceed without an updated redemption figure. circumstances of your case. Your solicitor will need this to complete the sale Q. (PIF)
What is a fixtures and fittings form?
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FAISAL MOSQUE Space-Age Minarets Towering Over Islamabad Although it is allegedly based off the shape of a Bedouin tent, the Faisal Mosque looks more like an interstellar space port. Employing modern architecture, higher-level geometry and a reference to the holiest site in Mecca, the Faisal Mosque is a unique confluence of Islamic inspiration across generations. Construction began on the mosque in 1976, after the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz put up $120 million of his Saudi fortune to have it built in Islamabad. Although it is the 4th largest mosque on earth and covers a whopping 54,000 square feet, the mosque's design is truly the most intriguing. When first conceived, the mosque was met with great animosity from the traditional community. Without a typical dome, the mosque instead is shaped like a Bedouin tent, surrounded by four gigantic minarets. Stabbing 260 feet into the air, the minarets were designed in a perfect one-to-one ratio with the base, to create an invisible cube that alludes to the Kabaa. All totaled, the mosque and its courtyard can hold nearly 300,000 worshippers. Situated against the majestic Margalla Hills and dominating the landscape of Pakistan's capital, the Faisal Mosque is a sight that cannot be missed on a visit to Pakistan.
Hamas Committed War Crimes Against Gaza Civilians
Amnesty International said in a report that Islamist Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during last year’s war with Israel. A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel in which health officials said more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel put the number of its dead at 67 soldiers and six civilians. Hamas forces carried out a brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel and others during Israel’s military offensive against Gaza. In a previous report in March, Amnesty also criticized Israel and accused it of war crimes during the conflict. Apart from the many deaths, at least 16,245 homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable. Gaza militants fired thousands of rockets and mortars at Israel. Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave on the Mediterranean which borders Israel and Egypt.
PMC proudly presents training opportunities for all to enhance their Employment and Job Prospects. ( Also coming soon, PMC Community Radio, Broadcasting live. * For further inquiries please contact PMC : 0114 2436091 ) Chairman, Mohammad Ali and the Board Of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their ongoing support.
Employability NOCN accredited Programme at level 1 at the PMC The ENROLMENT day for the above course at the Pakistan Muslim Centre (PMC, Woodbourn Road, Sheffield, S9 3LQ) will be on the WEDNESDAY 29th April 2015 at 10:30 am . Due to the success and request from community members, we are pleased to announce that another registration day is planned. As you may be aware, the Pakistan Muslim Centre ( PMC) will be running a FREE Employability NOCN accredited Programme at level 1. If you know anyone who will benefit from this course, please let him or her know. This Employability Skills programme is designed to support an individual successfully gaining a job, progressing in a chosen field, preparing the individual for further study, and supporting the development of techniques required for successful independent living. The eligibility criteria: • Learners have to be aged 19 or above • Learners have to be unemployed • Learners on benefits or unemployed but not claiming benefits qualify • Learners need to provide National Insurance Numbers (UK resident for a minimum of 3 years) • Learners have to live within south Yorkshire • Learners preferably with lower attainment in skills and qualification The guided time scale for completion of the programme is 4-6 weeks. However, the PMC aim to shorten this course, working collectively with the learners. If any one interested to enroll in this course, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text on 07443954378 or ring the PMC on 01142436091.
iPad Revolution More than half of UK homes now own a tablet computer - just five years after they first went on sale. The rapid rise in popularity of tablets such as Apple’s iPad, which launched in the UK on May 28, 2010, is helping to shape the way people surf the internet, communicate and watch TV and video, the figures from Ofcom show. Some 54% of UK households now use one, up from just 2% in 2011, the regulator said. They are particularly popular among those aged between 35 and 54, with almost two thirds of this group (64%) owning one. In just five years, tablets have become a musthave device for millions of UK households. We’re
using them to catch up with the news, watch our favourite soaps and keep the kids entertained, with around one in three five to 15-year-olds having their own tablet. And the trend looks set to continue, with 21% of households currently without a tablet telling Ofcom they are likely to get one within the next 12 months. Almost three quarters (71%) of children aged between five and 15 had access to a tablet at home by the end of last year, up from 51% in 2013, while 34% of this group have their own device, up from 19% in 2013. Even toddlers have embraced the technology, with 11% of three and four-year-olds having their own tablet.
UK Is Riskier Than Belarus Or Poland For Childbirth And Pregnancy Women in the UK are more than twice as likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth as those in Poland, Austria or Belarus, according to a charity. Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report placed the UK in 24th place globally in the best places to be a mother, meaning it is the third year in a row the country has failed to make the top 10. It is a slight improvement on 2014, however, when it was 26th in the rankings. The report found that women in the UK face a one in 6,900 lifetime risk of maternal death. This
was far greater than Poland (19,800) Austria (19,200) and Belarus (45,200). Norway, Finland and Iceland were in first, second and third place respectively. The UK, which has not made the top 10 since 2012, was also behind countries including Spain, Slovenia, Israel and Greece. The United States languished even further behind in 33rd place, while Somalia remained last for the second year running with all but two of the 11 bottom-ranked countries in the world in West and Central Africa.
New Ovarian Cancer Screening Test Could Double Detection Rate Known as the silent killer, ovarian cancer is responsible for the deaths of 4,500 women a year. A new screening method has been developed that can detect ovarian cancer in twice as many women as conventional techniques. The new method correctly diagnosed 86% of women with a form of the disease called invasive epithelial ovarian cancer (iEOC). It is the most common type of cancer with about 9 out of 10 of tumours of the ovary diagnosed as being EOC, according to Cancer Research UK. Experts say it can be one of the most difficult cancers to treat because diagnosis often comes too late - either because a woman or her GP does not recognise symptoms. What’s normal for one woman may not be so for another. It is the change in levels of this protein
that’s important. It is hoped that this approach will prove capable of detecting ovarian cancer early enough to save lives. Some women with a family history, including Angelina Jolie, elect to have their ovaries or fallopian tubes removed to prevent the disease developing. The new technique relies on a statistical calculation to interpret variations in the level of a protein in the patient’s blood. Changes in the level of the protein, called CA125, have been linked to ovarian cancer. The research was part of a wider 14-year research project called the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). The researchers say it will not be until later this year that they will be able to find out whether lives have been saved by the new technique.
Over 38 Million People ‘Internally Displaced By Conflicts’ In 2014 Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing. Nearly one third of them –11 million people – were displaced last year alone, with an average of 30,000 people fleeing their homes every day, the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) said in a report. These are the worst figures for forced displacement in a generation, signalling complete failure by international refugee committees to protect innocent civilians.
Internally displaced people (IDPs) is a label given to people who remain in their homeland, as opposed to refugees, who flee across borders. Today there are nearly twice as many IDPs in the world as refugees, the IDMC report said, without providing an exact figure for refugees. The numbers of people internally displaced last year meanwhile marked a 14% rise over the year before and dwarfed figures seen at the peak of the Darfur crisis in 2004, the spiralling violence in Iraq in the mid-2000s, or in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, the IDMC said.
KHEWRA SALT MINES The world's second largest salt mine, said to have been discovered by Alexander the Great's horse, is located north of Pind Dadan khan, in the Jhelum District of Pakistan. In 326 BC, Alexander the Great, the Greek King famous for conquering an empire ranging from Asia into Africa and Europe, was making his way across Pakistan. Stopping his army for a rest in the area now known as Khewra, Alexander's horse began licking the stones on the ground. Seeing that all the horses were doing so and taking note, a soldier himself tried one and found that the rocks were quite salty. The Khewra salt deposits had been discovered. Today, some 2330 years later, the Khewra salt mines are the second largest in the world — behind the Sifto Canada, Inc., salt mine in Goderich, Ontario — turning out 325,000 tons of salt per year, and an estimated 220 million tons over its lifetime. This is barely even a dent in the massive salt stores here, which are said to be 6.687 billion tons. Officially, salt mining wasn't recorded until the 1200s under the Janjua-Raja’ tribe, but salt has probably been mined and traded here since Alexander's time. Covering an area of 110 sq. km, 228 meters or 748 feet deep (with 11 separate stories), the massive mine has over 40 kilometres of tunnels running some 730 meters, or nearly half a mile into the mountain under which the salt deposits are found. To keep the huge space from collapsing in on itself, only fifty percent of the salt found is mined; the other half serves as support columns to hold up the mine. With such a massive area, a large workforce, and the ease of carving and building with salt bricks, some interesting sights have been built within the salt mine. Among the earliest structure built within the mine is the small Badshahi Mosque, complete with a small salt minaret. Built more recently, specifically to attract tourists, are small salt ver-
sions of the Great Wall of China, the Mall road of Murree, Lahore’s Shimla hill, and the Minare-Pakistan in Lahore. Both the mosque and the miniatures are built from salt bricks, which vary in colour from red to pink to white, and which are now lighted electrically and radiate a beautiful warm glow. At times, the many colours and bricks of light give the mine a sort of disco-Yellow-BrickRoad look. Other sights — and there are many — include a 75-meter-tall "assembly hall" chamber with stairs spiralling up the walls, a 25-foot-long Salt Bridge called the Pul-saraat (an allusion to the Islamic "Pul-e-Saraat," a bridge you must cross on Judgment Day which is described as "thinner than a strand of hair and sharper than a sword"), brine ponds, and beautiful salt-crystal formations such as stalactites. Much of this can be seen from the narrow gauge electric railway, in place since the 1930s, which once extracted salt from the mines and now brings tourists into them. The Khewra salt mine even has its own fully functioning postal office, for use by the workers. The post office is built entirely from salt bricks and is the only post office built out of salt in the world. While a popular tourist destination today, the salt mines were the scene of brutal oppression and forced work by the British in the 1800s. Miners were locked into the mines and not allowed to leave until they fulfilled their quotas. This included pregnant women and children, and a number of children were born within the mine. Strikes were met with violence from the British, and in 1876, twelve minors were shot and killed at the entrance to the mines. Their graves can be seen at the middle gates of the mines. One can taste the output of this salt mine by going to their local grocery and looking for "Himalayan Salt," a reddish or pink rock salt. It is significantly more delicious than your average table salt, and comes with a much more interesting back story.
Half A Million Smokers Switch To E-Cigarettes Nearly half a million tobacco smokers in Britain have switched to electronic cigarettes in the last year as they try to kick the habit. Tthere are now 2.6 million UK vapers, up from 2.1 million in 2014. The figures show the “value” of e-cigarettes in helping smokers give up tobacco but also warn of a “worrying” increase in people falsely believing they are as harmful as or even more dangerous, with 22% believing this compared to 15% last year. Vaping remains extremely rare among people who have never smoked, with just 0.2% of us-
ers falling into this category over the last three years. The most popular reason people gave for using e-cigarettes was to help them stop smoking completely (48%) and to prevent them from relapsing to smoking (38%). Despite the rise in use of e-cigarettes, health experts have been at loggerheads over their potential risks and benefits. Some fear they could be a gateway to tobacco smoking, while others argue they have the potential to help millions of smokers around the world to quit.
Tony Blair ‘Quits Role As Middle East Peace Envoy’ Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has resigned president George W. Bush. as Middle East peace envoy. He has quit the role - which he took up immediately after leaving Downing Street in 2007 - next month. The Quartet was formed following the 1991 Madrid Conference and comprises of representatives from the US, UN, EU and Russia. It was created in an effort to mediate the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Mr Blair was appointed as a Quartet envoy in 2007 following a request from the administration of US
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Pakistan’s Special Services Group Tops Elite Forces List From Around The World Elite special forces are the pick of the armed forces. They tread dangerous, decisive blows to the adversaries and are unmatched in capabilities. Recently, an Australian publication of Business Insider ranked Pakistan’s Special Services Group as the top elite force in the world. An elite force (as the name suggests) stands out from the rest of the armed forces. These special groups are trained to withstand the harshest of climates, soften the toughest of opponents and brave relentless circumstances. Their aim is deadly, their timing is precise and their killer instinct is forever active. Elite forces are called in to perform herculean tasks and accomplish arduous missions. They venture into hostile territories and trouble waters where no man dares to go. Their 5. SAYERET MATKAL (ISRAEL) training, skills and combat skills are what separates them from the rest of the pack. The Israeli elite force is an impressive armed unit that is primarily involved in intelligence sharing and conducting opera1. SPECIAL SERVICES GROUP (PAKISTAN) tions. Intense physical exercises are conducted to determine eligibility for recruits. As is the case with most countries, Pakistan has its very own Special Services Group, an elite group with ferocious com- 6. SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (BRITAIN) bat skills and fighting capabilities. Their arduous training includes a 36 mile march in a duration of 12 hours and a 5 mile Britain’s special air service squad is one of the most deadliest run in 20 minutes with full gear! Currently, the SSG comman- and dangerous elite forces in the world. They were instrudos have been embroiled in quelling the armed rebellion of mental in taking out key Iraqi targets and were also acknowlmilitant outfits within Pakistan. edged to be a great asset for the United States in neutralizing Saddam Hussain’s armed forces. 7. SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE (BRITAIN) Jungle training, endurance exercises and a gruelling physical regimen. These are what the Special Boat Service personnel have to go through in order to become part of the squad. Recruits have only two chances to pass the test and become part of the Special Boat Service. 8.US NAVY SEALS (UNITED STATES)
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The U.S Navy Seals are perhaps best known for tracking down global terrorist and 9/11 perpetrator Osama Bin Laden. Their recruitment procedure demands a challenging physical exercise which includes 42 push-ups in 2 minutes and 50 sit-ups in two minutes.
Spain’s elite armed force group, which was previously known as Unidad de Operaciones Especiales, is also one of the most 9. US MARINES (UNITED STATES) prominent armed forces in Europe. The US marines are also one of the most physically chal3. ALPHA GROUP (RUSSIA) lenged and fit elite forces in the world. They are competent in advanced survival skills and disciplinary tactics. Russia’s Alpha Group is also a worldwide respected and feared elite force. It was formed by the Russian intelligence agency KGB in 1974 and has since then proved to be an effective outfit. 4. NATIONAL GENDARMERIE INTERVENTION GROUP (FRANCE) This French special force is also a force to be reckoned with. A 200 strong force who specialize in hostage situations, the National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIN) has claimed release of over 600 hostages since their inception. Their faces are not disclosed to the public. The GIGN’s most landmark achievement was when they secured the Grand Mosque in Makkah from terrorist, along with Saudi armed forces.
UK 20th In Global School Rankings Asian countries are in the top five places and African countries at the bottom in the biggest ever global school rankings ever published. Singapore heads the table, followed by Hong Kong, with Ghana at the bottom reports BBC. The UK is in 20th place, among higher achieving European countries, with the US in 28th. The OECD economic think tank says the comparisons – based on test scores in 76 countries – show the link between education and economic growth. This is the first time we have a truly global scale of the quality of education,” said the OECD’s education director. The idea of the comparison is to give more countries, rich and poor, access to comparing themselves against the world’s education leaders, to discover their relative strengths and weaknesses, and to see what the long-term economic gains from improved quality in schooling could be for them. In the UK, the study shows about one in five youngsters leave
school without reaching a basic level of education – and the OECD says that reducing this number and improving skills could add trillions of dollars to the UK economy. The analysis, based on test scores in maths and science, is a much wider global map of education standards than the OECD’s Pisa tests, which focus on more affluent industrialised countries. This latest league table, ranking more than a third of the world’s nations, shows how countries such as Iran, South Africa, Peru and Thailand would appear on an international scale. It shows once again the poor performance of the United States, slipping behind successful European countries and being overtaken by Vietnam. It also highlights the decline of Sweden, with the OECD warning last week that it had serious problems in its education system.
It’s Official: Women Are Better Drivers Than Men Driving’s battle of the sexes appears to have been won by women, according to a survey. Female drivers outscored males not only in in-car tests but also when observed anonymously using one of the UK’s busiest junctions - Hyde Park Corner. But another part of the survey found only 28% of women reckoned they were better drivers than men, with only 13% of men thinking women were superior behind the wheel. What this report shows is that men need to give their female counterparts their due when it comes to driving. The facts don’t lie. A sample of 50 drivers faced in-car assessment while 200 were watched at Hyde Park Corner. Marked on 14 different aspects of driving, women scored 23.6 points out of a possible
30, while men managed to chalk up only 19.8 points. On one of the categories - tailgating - just 4% of women but 27% of men drove too close to the vehicle in front. People’s views on their driving skills differed dramatically from their actual skills. When asked if they thought they drove at the appropriate speed for the situation, 84% of men claimed they regularly did, which was in contrast to the 64% that actually did. Just 1% of women, but 14% of men, cut into traffic dangerously, while 24% of men, but only 16% of women, admitted to using hand-held mobiles while at the wheel. The research has shown that there is a really big discrepancy between how men think they drive and how they actually drive.
FIFA 16 Will Feature 12 Women’s National Teams EA Sports have confirmed that FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women's National Teams. A historical moment, gamers will have the choice to play the women's game from its September 2015 release. Gaming is no longer just a maledominant pursuit. With more females taking up gaming and finding themselves pretty darn good at it, it is only befitting that EA Sports and FIFA 16 have announced Women’s National Teams are ‘IN THE GAME’. Released on May 28, 2015, the FIFA 16 trailer has already enjoyed over 2 million views. The upcoming game will see women footballers appear for the first time. The 12 National Women’s Teams being featured are Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy and Mexico. Only optional to play against other female teams, gamers can choose between a number of FIFA game modes including ‘Kick Off’, ‘Online Friendly Matches’ and an ‘Offline Tournament’. EA Sports heavily researched the matches and movements of women’s football so that they maintain an authentic likeness that will differentiate them from the male version. They have also taken head scans of some famous female footballers and added them to the game. So now you can have England’s Steph Houghton on your team, and FIFA are adamant that it will be as realistic as possible. EA SPORTS FIFA said: “Bringing some of the best women’s players and teams in the world to our franchise is a massive event for EA SPORTS, and we are equally excited about
bringing millions of fans a new way to play. “We’re making sure fans get an authentic experience when playing with Women’s National Teams thanks to our innovative player capture and reference tools, as well as the sophisticated gameplay platform which we will continue to innovate on in FIFA 16.” It is clear that EA Sports are taking huge strides in making gaming relevant to women as well as men. FIFA games have only featured male players within the franchise since its beginning in 1993. But some wish that the women’s game in real life should also be given as much importance. Perhaps raising the awareness of gender equality in football ‘in the game’ will eventually translate to the real game. With the real FIFA facing heat in the midst of a corruption scandal that has dominated headlines, this is some semblance of positive news the football organisation can cling to with FIFA 16. Although, currently there is no option to play in ‘corruption mode’ as of yet! FIFA 16 with Women’s National Teams will be available in North America from September, 22, 2015. It will be released on Origin for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Post Election Housing / Property News Mohammed Mahroof BSc (Hons) MRICS Consultant Mark Jenkinson & Son be on the same basis as a Council house tenant. •New Homes - 200,000 new homes will be made available to under 40's at 20% discounts. It is an attempt to increase the number of new homes which are much needed. •Brownfield Sites - The Government will attempt to create a statutory register of brownfield sites. It is a step which will identify sites which should be developed and are available for development. It will help the target of getting local development orders in place on 90% of suitable brownfield sites by 2020.
It has been an election which has thrown a number of surprises, not lease of all the expectation it would be a hung parliament. The rise of the Scottish National Party, surprising Labour losses and the brutal backlash suffered by the Liberal Democrats. Clearly the British people have spoken, we now look forward to 5 years of a new Government. So what is in store for housing and property, before I delve into this it must be recognised that all political parties acknowledged the need for new homes, this has been the first time in many years housing was on the agenda. In the recent Queen's speech a number of key issues have been highlighted to include the following:•Right to Buy - This right will now been extended to housing association tenants, so anyone renting from a housing association will be able to exercise their right to buy their home. Council house tenants already have this right given to them by the Conservative Government of Margaret Thatcher. It is understood that discounts will
What the Government are trying to achieve is bring into use existing sites, which have not been developed for various reasons. It is clearly a very to decline. The private rented sector will grow challenging target, but achievable? A question and mature, becoming the first choice for many people. I believe major investors will enter this that only time will tell. market, as is the case with a few projects across The main intention is to increase the number of the country. new homes to be built across the UK. All Local Authorities are under pressure to deliver more •Land - It is clear that land will become more new homes, it is clearly an opportunity for local valuable as developers enter house building, land owners to work with the public sector to de- there are signs of this already happening. Couliver the numbers required. Sheffield is planning pled with a relaxation of planning, the ingreto build 2,300 new homes over the next 15 years, dients are there for house building to take off, the same is true for other cities whose numbers whether it does or not remains to be seen. So may differ but the requirement continues to in- if you are a land owner or intend to buy land for development then now may be the opportune crease. time to enter the market. Predictions are that Other changes which are likely to be implement- we may see an increase in land prices in the next ed are bringing forward smaller sites for self- few years. builders to develop individual homes. •Commercial Property - There is One clear message is that housing is a very im- already a shortage of industrial space, portant part of the Government's policy, which it is an opportunity for developers to would have been the same whatever Govern- meet this demand. There has been little activity in this market for a number ment was formed. On the commercial side, business rates will be re- of years which has contributed to a valued in 2017 but before that system improve- lack of supply. The positive aspects of ments will be brought in to include the moderni- this demand is that more businesses sation of the Appeals System. If you run your re setting up which can only be of benown business then clearly you will be aware of efit to the UK economy. business rate challenges. Many people believe it •Housing Associations - Nearly is high time the system was reviewed. 1.3million housing association tenants So what does the future hold for property, my will have the opportunity to buy their property. If it is as successful as the thoughts are as follows:sale of council homes, then we will •Residential Property - Property prices will see the reduction of such social houscontinue to rise because demand is not predicted ing. Clearly such homes will need to
be replaced, which is one of the benefits of this policy. It remains to be seen whether this will be the case. What encourages people such as me involved in the property industry is that it is a positive move that after so many years housing and regeneration is on the agenda of central government. The key question is how these initiatives play out in reality, which is where the Private Sector, Local Authorities and other stakeholders will have an impact. Please as ever note if you intend to get involved in the property market take professional advice, this article is merely an opinion and should be read as such.
DRIVING THE KASHMIR ISSUE TO PARLIAMENT Raja Muhammed Azaad held a community meeting at his residence to raise the issue of Kashmir to Labour MP for Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield. Among the guests were, Councillor Qurban Hussain, Cllr Mahroof, and Cllr Nikki Bond. Raja Azaad sahib explained how the people of Kashmir should be able to have the right to self determination and how the issue had been left in conflict for over 60 years. He highlighted some of the problems and atrocities going on in Kashmir which has come about since the British rule in pre partition India ended in 1947. As British rule had left the determination of Kashmir undone, Mr Azaad pointed out that Parliament must deal with the issue which is to this day unresolved. By campaigning and gaining support from representatives in parliament, he hoped the right to self determination of the people of Kashmir can be brought onto the international stage for a resolution. Paul Blomfield talked about how his party had previously tried to raise the issue of Kashmir in parliament, but enough pressure has not been put on MPs in the past. He
said more people in the UK need to raise their voices and campaign to drive the issue into parliament. Mr Blomfield talked about the Principle of Self Determination in 1948/49 which was agreed by the United Nations Assembly but mentioned the lack of the international community to drive the issue for a very long period of time. “The issue is hard to drive and needs some level of confidence building between Pakistan and India” he said. But he said the factors contributing to the lack of confidence on the issue today, were the new Indian government being nationalist and right wing, and the instability in Pakistan. Mr Blomfield said there had been two debates in parliament in the past but he would continue to work on the issue. Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK of which Mr Azaad is a member, is an organisation which nationally promotes the plight of self determination for Kashmiris in the disputed territory. They have produced a document, the Kashmir declaration, which has already gained the support of several labour councillors and MPs across the country.
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In the forthcoming Parliamentary Elections in United Kingdom (UK), the Kashmiri community expects your support for the Kashmiri’s right of self-determination. And we hope that you would respect wishes of Kashmiri’s by keeping on raising you voice for this vexed issue that has put the regional peace and security at stake, both in the UK Parliament and internationally. I endorse and support the following points in connection with the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir that needs instant solution in order to make the region stable, prosperous and peaceful. • • • • •
1. Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is a disputed territory while the demand of the people of this area in form of plebiscite ought to be fulfilled according to the United Nations (UN) Resolutions. 2. Jammu and Kashmir dispute must be resolved according to the aspirations and wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who are the main victims of the conflict for over six decades. 3. I would, in my personal capacity as well as a parliamentary office bearer, help, support and co-operate with the people of Kashmir to raise the voice in The United Nations to remind the world of their role to settle the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir as per the wishes of its people. 4. United Nations must play its role to implement the Universal Human Rights Charter in Jammu and Kashmir. 5. Human rights violations, atrocities and crimes against humanity in Indian Administered Kashmir committed by the Indian Armed Forces, such as killing of over 100,000 Kashmiri’s, over 10,000 rape victims and missing of more than 10,000 Kashmiri’s must be investigated by international and neutral institutions/organisation. 6. International media, international human right organisations and global relief organisations must be allowed to have maximum access into Indian Administered Kashmir for monitoring and relief work. 7. Black and draconian laws implemented by the New Delhi government in Indian Administered, to break the rights movement of the people, must be repealed and all political prisoners languishing in different /Indian jails for three decades without any trial, ought to be released or at least should receive fair trial. 8. I will not support any movement in parliament or any other forum, facilitating India to have a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council until unless India respects United Nations resolutions on Kashmir and Agree to resolve this issue according to the aspirations and wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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The status of Jammu and Kashmir has been in dispute between India and Pakistan since both became independent in 1947. A U.N. commission obtained acceptance on January 5, 1949 by both parties of a peace plan involving a cease fire, demilitarization of the state and a plebiscite under the supervision of a U.N. appointed administrator. The Security Council urged that the people of Kashmir will have right of self-determination to decide the future status of their homeland. The resolution was negotiated with both India and Pakistan and accepted by all five members of the Commission, Argentina, Belgium, Columbia, Czechoslovakia and the United States. The ceasefire took effect accordingly, but the plan bogged down when India balked at implementing the demilitarization phase, which envisioned a synchronized withdrawal by the forces of both India & Pakistan. The situation lapsed into a stalemate. We recalled the statement made by Sir Benegal Rama Rau, the Indian delegate during the 399th meeting of the Security Council in January 1949, that “On behalf of my Government, I can give the assurance that it will not only cooperate to the utmost with the Commission itself towards a settlement in Kashmir, but also with the United Nations in securing peace everywhere, because it believes that this organization offers the only hope for peace for future generations, on a secure basis.” Sir Rau further assured the Security Council on March 1, 1951, “The people of Kashmir are not mere chattels to be disposed of according to a rigid formula; their future must be decided on their own interest and in accordance with their own desires.” On November 2, 1947, Prime Minister Nehru reiterated, “We have declared that the fate of Kashmir is ultimately to be decided by the people. That pledge we have given and the Maharaja sup-
ported it, not only to the people of Kashmir but to the world. We will not and cannot back out of it." The train of broken promises over Kashmir might be forgiven if the consequences were innocuous or inconsequential. India exerts an iron-fisted rule over Kashmir. With approximately 700,000 military and paramilitary troops in the territory, gruesome human rights violations are perpetrated with immunity. Torture, rape, plunder, abduction, arson, custodial disappearances, arbitrary detentions, and ruthless suppression of peaceful political dissent have become commonplaces. Violence erupts, predictably, in Kashmir. Kashmiris endure brutality and murder as a result of their dream of freedom. Today however, the international community is upholding the position of principle that the future status of Kashmir must be ascertained in accordance with the wishes and the aspirations of the people. It was also upheld equally by the world powers, including the United States, Britain and France when Kashmir dispute erupted in 1948. On 15 January 1962, the American representative to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson stated that: “… The best approach is to take for a point of departure the area of common ground which exists between the parties. I refer of course to the resolutions which were This may be regarded as history but there is no reason why, when the human, political and legal realities of the dispute have only not changed but have become more accentuated with the passage of time, it should now be regarded as irrelevant. Kashmiris’ claim to self-determination is exceptionally strong even without the United Nations recognition. Kashmir has been historically independent, except in the anarchical conditions of late 18th and the first half of 19th centuries. The territory of Kashmir is larger in size than 121 inde-
pendent countries and bigger in number than 117 nations of the world. Certain characteristics of the situation in Kashmir distinguish it from other deplorable human rights situations around the world. First, it prevails in what is recognized under international law and by the United States as a disputed territory. Second, the situation in Kashmir represents a government's repression not of a secessionist or separatist movement, but of an uprising against a foreign occupation. Kashmiris cannot secede from a country to which they have never acceded to in the first place. So, Kashmiris cannot be called secessionist. Third, the fact that Kashmir met with studied unconcern by the U.S. administration has given a sense of total impunity to India. It has also created the impression that the U.S. is selective in its application of human rights and democracy, and will condone even a blatant breach of these principles if it wishes to protect the offending party. Fourth, it is a case of the U.N. being unable to address a situation to which it has devoted a number of resolutions and where it has established an official observer presence, though with a limited mandate. The Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), stationed in Kashmir to observe the cease-fire between India and Pakistan, is one of the U.N.'s oldest peacekeeping operations. These peculiarities become more baffling because the mediatory initiative which would halt the violations of human rights and set the stage for a solution would entail no deployment of U.S. troops, no financial outlays and no adversarial relations between Washington and New Delhi. The United Nations resolutions on Kashmir acquire a continuing decisive importance from two crucial factors. One, they constitute the only
international agreement freely negotiated between India and Pakistan on the future status of Kashmir. Two, they embody the only principle on whose basis a just and durable settlement of the Problem can be achieved---the principle of freedom of choice by the people concerned. Both India and Pakistan signed their acceptance of the United Nations resolutions when neither was at a disadvantage or under any kind of coercion. True, sixty-four years have passed since the resolutions were passed but as many years have gone since the Charter of the United Nations was adopted. Lapse of time does not invalidate international agreements. However, both Pakistan & India and the freedom-loving Kashmiris must signify their willingness to consider any arrangement which conforms to the same principle as did the United Nations resolutions and may be more feasible in the changed circumstances of today. The option is to play a more activist mediating role by initiating a new peace process for Kashmir. To succeed, the international response to the Kashmiri situation must be based on the principles of the right of a people with a distinct historical and cultural identity to decide their own future; the sanctity of international agreements worked out by the United Nations; a peaceful and stable subcontinent free from the possibility of a regional nuclear exchange; and the consistent application of human rights standards. Such an approach could lead to a just and peaceful resolution of the 64-year old dispute that would be a lasting credit to any foreign policy maker. On the other hand, reluctance to undertake such an initiative neither contributes to a long-term strategy of global peace and security nor answers the demands of human conscience and the principles of justice.
Europe’s Obesity Crisis Expands To ‘Enormous Proportions’ Europe faces an obesity crisis of “enormous proportions” as unhealthy diets and physical inactivity inflate waistlines and health costs, the World Health Organisation has said. Nearly all adults in Ireland – one of Europe’s fattest nations – will be overweight by 2030. Obesity, a preventable condition mainly caused by lifestyle factors, is a growing cause of disease and disability around the world. Even in countries with a traditionally lower prevalence of obesity such as Sweden, obesity rates are predicted to rise sharply. The data highlight a serious problem for many countries. For women, Bulgaria and Belgium are predicted to have the highest rate of overweight and obese people in 2030. Other countries with projected steep rises in obesity included Greece, Spain, Sweden, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
According to WHO statistics, obesity has more than doubled since 1980, with up to 600 million adults affected in 2014. People are classified overweight if they have a BMI (body weight index, a ratio of weight to height) of 25 and higher, and obese from a BMI of 30. In the UK, “one third of women are forecast to be obese in 2030, compared with over one quarter in 2010,” the congress press statement said. Some 64% of UK women and 74% of men will be overweight in 2030. Action taken today can prevent these predictions from becoming reality. Although there is no ‘silver bullet’ for tackling the epidemic, governments must do more to restrict unhealthy food marketing and make healthy food more affordable.
The World Now Has A Billion Smokers Almost five percent of the world’s adult population (240 million people) have an alcohol use disorder and more than 20 percent (one billion people) smoke tobacco, new research on global addictive disorders has found. The report estimates the number of people injecting drugs at around 15 million worldwide. The “Global Statistics on Addictive Behaviours: 2014 Status Report” shows that there are huge regional differences in use of addictive drugs. The heaviest drinkers are in Eastern Europe where 13.6 litres of alcohol is consumed per head of population each year, followed by Northern Europe at 11.5 litres.
Central, Southern and Western Asia have the lowest consumption at 2.1 litres. Eastern Europe also has the most smokers at 30 percent of adults, closely followed by Oceania at 29.5 percent, Western Europe at 28.5 percent, and Africa at 14 percent. North and Central America with the Caribbean have the highest rates of injecting drug use at 0.8 percent, which is more than twice the rate in Northern Europe at 0.3 percent. The findings also showed that that the harm to society from legal drugs is many times the harm from illicit drugs.
Focus On Chicken One-third of people in the UK could contract food poisoning through the bacteria campylobacter on chicken in their lifetime, according to new figures from the food safety watchdog. Campylobacter is responsible for more than 100 deaths in the UK each year and costs the British economy an estimated £1bn. A recent Food Standards Agency poll revealed that almost three quarters of people in the UK (73 per cent) eat chicken every week. Campylobacter is the most common form of food poisoning caused by chicken. Between 50 and 80 per cent of cases of campylobacter in the UK come from contaminated poultry. The bacteria cannot be seen, smelt or tasted in food, but it can paralyse or kill and usually develops a few days after eating contaminated food. Symptoms include abdominal pain, severe diarrhoea and sometimes vomiting. It usually takes two to five days for them to kick in, although the onset of symptoms can range from one to 11 days. Sometimes there can be lasting effects, such as irritable bowel syndrome, reactive arthritis and, in rare cases, Guillain-Barre syndrome - a serious condition of the
nervous system. The Food Standards Agency wants to half the number of cases of campylobacter by the end of 2015. The four main tips for safe handling of chicken are: - Bag and store raw chicken separately from other food, covered and chilled on the bottom shelf of the fridge. - Do not wash raw chicken, as it splashes germs. - Wash everything that has touched raw chicken in soap and hot water. - Check chicken is cooked properly - with no pink meat, steaming hot and juices running clear.
There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke…reports Stroke Association There has been “an alarming increase” in the number of working-age people suffering strokes, with unhealthy lifestyles being seen as the main cause. The number of strokes occurring in those aged between 20 and 64 in England has gone up 25% since 2000, according to the Stroke Association. Stroke Association have said that stroke must no longer be seen as a disease of older people. A study shows there is an alarming increase in the numbers of people having a stroke in working age. Stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain and can lead to long-lasting disability. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke. In England in 2014 there were 6,221 hospital admissions for men aged 40-54 – a rise of 1,961 on 14 years earlier, a Stroke Association study shows. In women aged 40-54, there were an extra 1,075
strokes recorded in 2014, compared with 2000. The majority occur in people aged over 65, but this report suggests growing numbers of younger people are at risk. Experts analysed national hospital admission data spanning 2000 to 2014. Trends for people in their 40s and early 50s appeared to be getting worse. Strokes among this age group had long-lasting personal and financial impacts on individuals and their families, as well as on the economy. Recovering patients can find it difficult to return to work and should have more support from employers, the report suggests. Figures also rose sharply in people over 90 years of age, partly as a result of individuals living longer, experts said. Experts said unhealthy lifestyles were partly to blame for the rise, though the growing population and changes to hospital practice also played a part. It’s also observed that obesity is overtaking smoking and resulting as one of the main causes of deadly strokes. Growing obesity levels, sedentary lives and unhealthy diets – which raise the risks of dangerous blood clots - all play a part in the cause. Another reason that may contribute to the overall trend is the increasing public awareness of the symptoms of stroke. And advances in medical treatment have also led to changes in hospital admission policies over the last 15 years.
Doctors Asked To Stop ‘Over-Treating’ Patients A campaign to cut down on unnecessary treatment on patients has begun across the UK. Doctors are being asked to question whether certain interventions have any real benefit to individual patients, and is being led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents all 21 medical royal colleges in the UK. The initiative, which was started in the United States and Canada to tackle over-diagnosis and the wasting of resources, has also been adopted in a number of other countries, including Germany, Switzerland,
Japan and the Netherlands. The campaign was set up in response to a “culture of 'more is better,’ where the onus is on doctors to ’ do something’ at each consultation,” British health experts supporting the programme wrote in the medical journal, the BMJ. They said this had led to unbalanced decision making and patients, “sometimes being offered treatments that have only minor benefit and minimal evidence despite the potential for substantial harm and expense.”
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Quarter Of Uk Children Under 5 Are Overweight Nearly a quarter of children under five in the UK are overweight or obese, research has found. The European study found the UK has the second highest proportion of overweight children out of the 28 countries that were able to provide data. With 23.1% of youngsters in the age group classed as overweight or obese, the UK was second only to Ireland at 27.5%. The results suggested that body shape dissatisfaction and dietary restraint behaviours may begin in children as young as six to seven years old, and there is an association with increased BMI.
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They were followed by Albania (22%), Georgia (20%), Bulgaria (19.8%) and Spain (18.4%). Kazahkstan had the lowest obesity rate (0.6%). Another study found that children as young as six are suffering dissatisfaction with their bodies. The research, carried out by Leeds Beckett University, found that children who were classed as overweight or obese on body mass index (BMI) growth charts had higher body shape dissatisfaction scores than normal-weight children. Girls also had higher scores than boys.
With three gains as compared to their tally in the previous House of Commons, the number of Pakistani-origin MPs in the British parliament has drawn level with their Indian counterparts, whose strength remained static. Earlier, there were seven Pakistani-origin MPs in the Commons. Now the figure has risen to 10, with one name common to both lists – Sajid Javid – whose father is, according to him, Indian and his mother Pakistani. Javid, a Conservative, was secretary of state for culture, media and sport in the outgoing government and is likely to be retained at the cabinet level in the new administration. Six of the Pakistani winners belong to the Labour party, three to the Conservative party and one to the Scottish National Party. They are: Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham Ladywood), Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham Perry Barr), Yasmin Qureshi (Bolton South East), Imran Hussain (Bradford East), Rehman Chishti (Gillingham & Rainham), Nusrat Ghani (Wealden), Naseem Shah (Bradford West), Sadiq Khan (Tooting), and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Ochil & South Perthshire).
All of them represent English constituencies, except for the last mentioned, who is from Scotland. Anas Sarwar, a sitting MP, lost his seat of Glasgow Central. He is the son of Mohammad Sarwar, who previously represented the same constituency and was thereafter appointed governor of the Pakistani province of Punjab by the ruling Pakitan Muslim League-Nawaz in Pakistan. He has since resigned, switching allegiance to Imran Khan’s opposition party. After years of being accused of surrounding himself with Old Etonians, David Cameron moved to shed his image of being out of touch with a 'Blue Collar' reshuffle'. In his new cabinet two British-Asiana MPs have been entrusted with important role. New Business Secretary Sajid Javid from Lancashire is a son of Pakistani migrant who worked as a bus driver. The other is Priti Patel whose parents fled Idi Amin’s regime in Uganda to open a shop in London. She has been appointed as Employment Minister. She was Conservatives' First female Asian MP.
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Public WiFi not Secure as you think The increase of broadband rollout and the growth of WiFi in public spaces is providing society with the huge benefit of access to the Internet quickly and easily. But not all WiFi is as secure as we might think it is. Europol’s Cybercrime Division warns that attacks are rising on public WiFi and are a major security risk. In the UK, key cities like London, Manchester and Birmingham are increasing public WiFi access, whilst restaurants, cafes and bars are also keen provide free WiFi to attract customers. For most smartphone users public WiFi is always seen as a great way of saving data usage included in their phone tariffs but if you are going to use public WiFi for personal transactions, sensitive data and banking, this may not be the best method. We are now seeing an increase in the misuse of wi-fi, in order
public WiFi and only use it for non-sensitive data activity if you are unsure about it’s security. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe when using public WiFi: Always use reputable internet security software on all your devices including your laptop, PC, MAC, tablets and smartphone. If a WiFi connection does not require a password, it is insecure. So, don’t send any confidential information over this network e.g. username, passwords, private data etc. Look for public places that do offer free WiFi but require a password which you obtain from them. Look out for the https in the web address in your browser and the padlock symbol when using websites for personal transactions. Always check your credit card or Therefore, it is important to be debit bills for any odd transacextremely vigilant when using tions, especially if you use public WiFi a lot. Always keep your device software up-to-date especially if security updates are available. Security using the Internet has been and always will be an issue as hackers find new ways of executing attacks but as long as you stick to the rules of keeping your confidential data secure, you can lower he chances of experiencing theft of your data. to steal information, identity or passwords and money from the users who use public or insecure wi-fi connections. The important thing is to distinguish if the public WiFi you are using is secure and not public. When you connect to it, if it requires a security access password, it means it is secure but if you can just connect to it with no password, it is insecure. Something known as ‘man-inthe-middle’ is being applied to commit these attacks on public networks. Where, the hackers capture data being passed between a user of the public WiFi and the Internet. Attacks of these kind are targeting people when they communicate with a bank, do online shopping or log in to social media sites.
AMIR KHAN TO FACE LUIS COLLAZO
An explosive matchup of our very own world-class fighter, Amir Khan is happening in May. The British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan will face current WBA International Welterweight champion Luis Collazo in the 12 round event. "I'm looking forward to fighting in Las Vegas once again, and my intention on May 3 is to make a statement that I belong on this big stage," said Khan. "Luis Collazo might be coming off of a big win, but I am in incredible shape and am ready for this challenge. A win on May 3 is what I need to prove that I truly am one of the best welterweights in the sport." A British standout who represented his nation in the 2004
Olympic Games, where he won a silver medal, Bolton's Amir "King" Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) went from local hero to international star when he won his first world title at 140 pounds in 2009.After five successful defences that included wins over Marcos Maidana, Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah, Khan lost his title by way of a controversial decision to Lamont Peterson in 2011. Winner of two straight over Carlos Molina and Julio Diaz since, the flashy, flamboyant 27-year-old boxer-puncher is now campaigning at welterweight, where he seeks championship gold once again.
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