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Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Business
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, in a report revealed Friday, said the planned $ 3.6 billion diversion of military funds for a border wall is a risk of national security. The report, obtained by NBC News, outlines 51 military projects scheduled to lose funding, and their importance to national security. Contraction projects supporting the European Defense Initiative, which deters Russian aggression in Europe, is among the most notable. It cites that without properly constructed buildings, personnel and 12 F/A-22 fighter planes at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany "will have no shelter facilities in case of enemy attack, making the assets vulnerable to destruction." Funding for airport upgrades in Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Slovakia and Hungary have been cancelled because of t...
UTI Credit Risk Fund proposes segregated portfolio of Altico Capital

UTI Credit Risk Fund proposes segregated portfolio of Altico Capital

Finance
UTI Mutual Fund proposes to create segregated portfolio in respect of Altico Capital India in UTI Credit Risk Fund effective from September 13, 2019. This came after downgrade of debt instruments of Altico Capital India to ‘B’ i.e. ‘below investment grade’ by CARE Ratings Ltd. UTI Credit Risk Fund has an exposure of Rs 201.82 crore in debt security (INE587O07230) of Altico Capital India, amounting to 5.85 pe rcent of AUM. The exposure is as on September 12. How will the move impact investors? Upon recovery of money from Altico Capital India in the segregated portfolio, whether partial or full, it will be distributed to the investors in proportion to their holding in the segregated portfolio. The existing investors in the scheme, as on the day of creation of segregated portfolio, shall be a
UK’s economy back in growth, though recession risk remains

UK’s economy back in growth, though recession risk remains

Business
By James Sillars, business reporter The UK economy recorded growth of 0.3% in July, boosting hopes that a pre-Brexit recession can be avoided.According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK output bounced back from zero growth the previous month thanks to a partial recovery in the dominant services sector. However, the number-crunchers warned of a weaker underlying picture for services, which account for 80% of the economy, across the remainder of 2019. ...
Suicide risk for veterinarians twice that of general population

Suicide risk for veterinarians twice that of general population

Health
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and technologists take their own lives at an alarmingly higher rate than those in other professions, new research shows. The risk for committing suicide is 2.4 times for female veterinarians and 1.6 times for male veterinarians compared to people in the general population, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. "Based on the research findings, it will be important to ensure suicide prevention activities are aimed at veterinary technicians as well as veterinarians," researchers wrote in the study. "In addition, the results indicate the higher likelihood for suicide among veterinarians compared with the general population might be attributable to pentobarbital access." In...
Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

Health
People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests.They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters.The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years.However, it cannot prove whether the effect is down to their diet or some other aspect of their lifestyle.Diet experts said, whatever people's dietary choice, eating a wide range of foods was best for their health.What does this study add?It analyses data from the EPIC-Oxford study, a major long-term research project looking at diet and health.Half of participants, recruited between 1993 and 2001, were meat-eaters, just ov...