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  1. Sunak is of Hindu Punjabi background. I doubt he is anti-Sikh, doesn't seem the type.
  2. A high proportion of those seem to be those living outside of Punjab/urbanites , the types who wear multicoloured pagri and wear India tops and sit in crowds at Indian national cricket team matches
  3. Are there many 'majority' areas in Canada, or just streets ? There are lots of large areas in UK with large minority Sikh populations like in Ilford/Barking E London, Gravesend in Kent, much of Midlands and parts of Yorkshire
  4. Just wear a smaller Kara I think that would be the best solution
  5. Millwall fans seem to like us, but some of it is because of the drinking by Punjabis https://millwall-forum.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/sikhs-helping-out-n-w.46031/
  6. maybe it is cover story to appease Islamists that Manpreet has converted But this is what he looks like when not at wedding
  7. The NHS gender identity service is seeking leave to appeal against a High Court ruling that restricts children under 16 from accessing "puberty-blocking" drugs. The NHS service says the move harms young people with gender dysphoria. Doctors and parents have told the BBC the ruling could put already vulnerable trans teens at risk. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/education-55369784 And trans young people have been giving their reaction, with one calling the ruling "honestly terrifying". Gender dysphoria is when a mismatch between a person's sex assigned at birth and their gender identity causes them distress. Accessing puberty blockers is currently one of the first steps in treatment for young people wishing to transition. Earlier this month, three High Court judges ruled that children under 16 with gender dysphoria are "unlikely to be able to give informed consent to undergo treatment with puberty-blocking drugs". Dame Victoria Sharp, sitting with Lord Justice Lewis and Mrs Justice Lieven, said: "It is highly unlikely that a child aged 13 or under would be competent to give consent to the administration of puberty blockers. "It is doubtful that a child aged 14 or 15 could understand and weigh the long-term risks and consequences of the administration of puberty blockers," she added. As a result, trans children under the age of 16 will now need a clinician to apply to the High Court to be able to access puberty blockers, and all current referrals and appointments have been paused. The BBC understands that clinicians may also seek guidance from the High Court for all trans young people under 18. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust runs England and Wales' only children's gender identity service. It is now seeking leave to appeal the High Court decision, along with University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. What are puberty blockers? High Court rules on puberty blockers for under-16s Theo, a 14-year-old trans boy who suffers from extreme gender dysphoria, came out as trans when he was 11. He is still waiting to see a gender specialist, and last year he tried to take his own life. He wanted to "disappear", he said, after being left to go through female puberty while stuck on a "never-ending" NHS waiting list. "I felt like I wanted to be dead rather than waiting. I spend a lot of time wishing I could be a normal boy and there is no help for me. "I have support around me, but my gender dysphoria feels like I'm not me in my own body," he says. "It can make me really depressed. I hate seeing my body, so I can barely have a shower or a bath." Theo's mum, Loreto, says that even when Theo was lying in intensive care "connected to pumps and with tubes through his nose", she could not secure him any gender identity help. "It was a very dark moment, but Theo still hasn't been given any gender support from the NHS," she says. "I still have a child who can't go outside. I have to constantly check how he's dealing with life, and tell him to focus on the positives." Responding to the ruling, Theo says he should be able to decide what happens to his body. Image captionThe NHS Gender Identity Development Service is based at the Tavistock and Portman Trust "People think that trans kids are lunatics who have no idea what's going on in the world. People think trans kids are just handed medication without any questions asked, but that's not true at all. "We have to read a lot, we have to ask questions, we have to fight. We're forced to be a lot more mature than most kids I know. This ruling is honestly terrifying," he tells the BBC. The NHS Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) website states: "This judgment and the revised NHS England service specifications for GIDS raise a lot of questions and may be the cause of anxiety and distress for our patients and their families/guardians. "We also appreciate that this comes at a time when our waiting times have never been longer, and amidst a pandemic." While the NHS gender identity service says that access to any medication will not be "automatically withdrawn" as a result of the ruling, they confirmed that no new referrals are being accepted. A spokesperson for the NHS Trusts involved told the BBC this is a "temporary pause". Image copyrightEMMA WILLIAMS Image captionEmma (left) supports her trans daughter Emily (right) at LGBT Pride events Emily, a 12-year-old trans girl from Liverpool, was first referred to the Tavistock by her GP in May 2017. After being assessed over 12 appointments, across two years, involving Emily and her parents, she had just been recommended for puberty blockers by the service. Emily's mother, Emma, fears her daughter "will not make it through" male puberty. "Emily is running out of time. We will have to figure something out, and fast," she says. "She's already so uncomfortable in the body she's got, and if it becomes more male, she won't be able to tolerate it." In October 2020, Emily's NHS psychotherapist wrote: "I am satisfied that Emily, with the ongoing support and guidance of her parents, has a good understanding about the potential side-effects of this treatment." A clinician who currently works within the NHS GIDS, told the BBC her patients are now being left alone to deal with distress. "The young trans people I'm talking to now are experiencing deeply distressing mental health problems," she says. "To be a young trans person nowadays requires a bigger fight than ever, but most of the trans people I see do not have any fight left in them." The clinician wanted to remain anonymous, because of the backlash that could come as a result of her speaking out. She says: "I know of several young people who have tried to take their lives, some successfully, and that was before these legal challenges which will only slow down and block our services even more." Trans hate crime reports have quadrupled Trans teen taking legal action against the NHS Dr Adrian Harrop, a GP from Liverpool who has defended the right of children to begin transitioning, says trans young people have now had "the rug pulled from underneath them". "It makes me terribly worried that there is now nothing there for those children, and nothing that can be done to help them. "Parents are being left at a point where they're having to struggle to cope with these children who are in a real state of distress and anxiety. Sadly, there is a very real risk of seeing more suicides," he adds. In a letter seen exclusively by the BBC, GenderGP - one of the only private healthcare providers for transgender people in the UK - calls on NHS England's Medical Director for Specialist Services, James Palmer, to take urgent action. The letter asks him to provide "interim solutions to prevent harm". It adds: "The mental health implications of this cannot be underestimated, and the risk of self-harm and suicide must be acknowledged." GenderGP is a private company founded by Helen Webberley, who was suspended by the General Medical Council for running an unlicensed transgender clinic. She is challenging the decision. Clarification and update 23 December: We have made some changes to this article which include amending its opening line to make clear that the NHS gender identity service has not appealed against the High Court ruling but is seeking leave to do so. We have also added a paragraph which provides further background information on GenderGP and included links to the BBC Action Line.
  8. I think not as many people are willing to have the vaccine as ‘they’ want. Joe Biden and Mike Pence have been having the vaccine on live TV. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/covid-vaccine-rollout-speed-up-david-salisbury-b454310.html Millions more could get Covid vaccine if first doses were ‘aggressively’ rolled out, says Professor David Salisbury Tony Blair has also called for a ‘radical acceleration’ of mass vaccinations Millions more people could get the Pfizer jab more quickly if the vaccination programme was dramatically speeded up by giving just one dose in a first wave, an immunisation expert has said. Professor David Salisbury, in charge of immunisation programmes at the Department of Health until 2013, said on Wednesday by just using one dose the vaccine could be administered much more “aggressively” to combat coronavirus. He insisted it would only reduce protection from 95 per cent of people to 91 per cent. His comments were echoed by former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who set out a series of suggestions to prevent the “colossal damage” that would be caused by delayed mass vaccination.
  9. Are there any ‘ethical ‘ dairy places ?
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-55370482 Blindian Project: Celebrating black and South Asian relationships Blindian Project: Celebrating black and South Asian relationshipsClose 'How do I introduce my partner to my parents?' That is the question Jonah Batambuze always gets from Asians who contact him. So he has started running workshops to help couples prepare for tricky introductions. He is the founder of Blindian Project, an online platform celebrating black and Asian relationships. He says anti-black racism within the South Asian community can be the biggest challenge for couples. But recent events in the United States - Black Lives Matter protests and the election of Kamala Harris as US vice-president - are starting to shift attitudes in the South Asian community. Produced by BBC Asian Network's Nalini Sivathasan. Additional filming by Baldeep Chahal and Suhail Patel.
  11. The Vitamin D thing is being overplayed possibly. It was not a big topic 10-15 years ago
  12. Surprised he admitted that. Would the CEO have just had it done anyway fear and hysteria probably suppress immune system so it would be no surprise of more people are getting infectious illness
  13. A little off topic, but can you recommend any good books on psychology because you seem to have learned a lot
  14. Thanks for posting - was trying but unable in my above post It's a very strange story and the media are really pushing the vaccine onto to us
  15. Media desperate for people to have it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55227325 Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK Published 2 hours ago Share Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic media captionMargaret Keenan was given the vaccine by May Parsons, a matron at University Hospital in Coventry A UK grandmother has become the first person in the world to be given the Pfizer Covid-19 jab as part of a mass vaccination programme. Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, said the injection she received at 06:31 GMT was the "best early birthday present “
  16. Is this not already the state of society at least in most countries ?
  17. https://m.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/father-of-fibre-optics-and-patron-of-sikh-arts-narinder-singh-kapany-dies-at-94-179849 Father of fibre optics and patron of Sikh arts Narinder Singh Kapany dies at 94 Dr Kapany’s research on fibre optic communications, lasers, bio-medical instrumentation, solar energy and pollution monitoring led him to gather more than 100 patents. Posted: Dec 04, 2020 09:46 AM Updated: 11 hours ago
  18. Really Veerji ? Not heard that before
  19. Sure, but when you know Amritdharis who are nitnemi and live very shudh lives who seem like sheep and believe everything they see in the media without question/ulterior motive, then how would you build up 'kamaiy'?
  20. https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/11/nhs-to-pilot-potentially-revolutionary-blood-test/ An innovative blood test that may spot more than 50 types of cancer will be piloted by the NHS in a world-leading programme, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. The Galleri blood test, developed by GRAIL, can detect early stage cancers through a simple blood test, and will be piloted with 165,000 patients in a world-first deal struck by NHS England. Research on patients with signs of cancer has already found that the test, which checks for molecular changes, can identify many types that are difficult to diagnose early, such as head and neck, ovarian, pancreatic, oesophageal and some blood cancers. If the NHS programme shows the test also works as expected for people without symptoms it will be rolled out to become routinely available. The test could help meet the NHS Long Term Plan goal of increasing the proportion of cancers caught early, which can be the key to reducing cancer mortality. Patients whose condition is diagnosed at ‘stage one’ typically have between five and 10 times the chance of surviving compared with those found at ‘stage four’. NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “While the good news is that cancer survival is now at a record high, over a thousand people every day are newly diagnosed with cancer. Early detection – particularly for hard-to-treat conditions like ovarian and pancreatic cancer – has the potential to save many lives. This promising blood test could therefore be a game-changer in cancer care, helping thousands more people to get successful treatment. This trial again confirms that the NHS is at the forefront of cutting edge treatments and technology.” In England, around half of cancers are currently diagnosed at stage one or two but the NHS Long Term Plan is aiming to increase that to three quarters by 2028. The GRAIL pilot, which is due to start in mid-2021, will involve 165,000 people. That will include 140,000 participants aged 50 to 79 who have no symptoms but will have annual blood tests for three years. People will be identified through NHS records and approached to take part. Anyone with a positive test will be referred for investigation in the NHS. Another 25,000 people with possible cancer symptoms will also be offered testing to speed up their diagnosis after being referred to hospital in the normal way. Results of these studies would be expected by 2023, and if outcomes are positive, then they would be expanded to involve around one million participants across 2024 and 2025. Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock said: “We are building a world leading diagnostics industry in the UK – not just for coronavirus but for other diseases too. This exciting and ground-breaking new blood test from GRAIL will give us another tool to give more people the very best chance of survival, demonstrating how the UK continues to lead the way in using the latest innovative treatments to help patients. “Many of us know a loved one who has battled against cancer and have seen first-hand the impact of this deadly disease.” Professor Peter Johnson, National Clinical Director for Cancer at NHS England and improvement said: “The NHS has set itself an ambitious target, to find three-quarters of cancers at an early stage, when they have the highest chance of cure. Tests like this may help us get there far faster, and I am excited to see how this cutting-edge technology will work out, as we test it in clinics across the NHS.” Sir Harpal Kumar, President of GRAIL Europe, said: “The Long Term Plan for cancer is one I’ve been immensely supportive of since it was published, and I applaud the NHS and the government for setting out these ambitious goals and road map to diagnosing cancers earlier. “Galleri, a simple blood test that’s capable of detecting more than 50 cancers, is a ground-breaking and potentially life-saving advance that could have a tremendous human and economic benefit. “Grail is thrilled to partner with the NHS and UK government to support the NHS Long Term Plan for earlier cancer diagnosis, and we are eager to bring our technology to patients in the UK as quickly as we can. I’m delighted we have the opportunity to work together to see if we can save many thousands more lives from cancer in the UK every year.” Lord David Prior, Chair of NHS England said: “Every year nearly 200,000 people in the UK die from cancer. Many of these people are diagnosed too late for treatment to be effective. This collaboration between the NHS and GRAIL offers the chance for a wide range of cancers to be diagnosed much earlier and could fundamentally change the outlook for people with cancer.” The NHS has rolled out ‘Covid-friendly’ cancer treatments to keep patients safer during the pandemic in a £160 million initiative. NHS patients were also the first in Europe to benefit from a full access deal on breakthrough CAR-T therapy for previously untreatable cancers. NHS England has also recently done a deal to make a transformative treatment for cystic fibrosis, Kaftrio, available to thousands of patients. @MisterrSingh @jkvlondon Be interested on your thoughts. Another 'game' being played by 'them'? Also, Harpal Kumar From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Harpal Kumar Born 1965 (age 54–55) Alma mater St. John's College, Cambridge Harvard Business School Website www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/how-we-are-run/chief-executive-and-executive-board Sir Harpal Singh Kumar (born 1965) is a British medical researcher who was the chief executive officer of Cancer Research UK[1][2][3] until June 2018,[4] when he left the charity to become Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation EMEA.[5] Contents 1Early life and education 2Career 3Awards and honours 4Personal life 5See also 6References Early life and education[edit] Kumar's parents were refugees. As Sikhs, they chose to leave what was to become Pakistan and move to India, where they ended up in refugee camps. Later they moved to England, where his father was employed sweeping factory floors, before eventually starting his own grocery store.[6] Kumar attended Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith, and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he gained a Master of Engineering degree and a Master of Arts degree and won the Mobil Prize, Metal Box Prize, and Hughes Prize. He subsequently gained a Master of Business Administration degree with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School where he won the Ford Prize and the Wolfe Prize.[7][8]
  21. Lifelong vegetarian. Definitely have some intolerance to lactose, so not a typical big mild drinker for example, as many punjabis are. Veganism has grown massively in recent years. It seems even more popular than vegetarianism. I am aware that the dairy industry is not 'clean' - a lot of 'supplements' like steroids and antibiotics are given to the cows that produce the milk. It seems these cows are probably not treated very well, e.g. live in overcroded conditions, and are likely being 'milked' (excuse the pun) as much as possible which probably is not too healthy for them and the subsequent milk produced. A couple of thoughts/queries on this. Why is milk so revered and such a big part of the Indian/Hindu culture, of which Sikhi is closely linked (but different)? Was milk in the older days different? Is there such a big difference between buffalo vs cow's milk? Is milk from goats for example any good? Milk is supposedly a great source of calcium and therefore essential for bone health, but I understand the Japanese are very low consumers of dairy and have the lowest rates of osteoporosis worldwide- is there something different in their lifestyle that protects their bones? A majority of meat-free vegan food and staple of vegan diets is soya which seems to contain and/or promote estrogen production - is this another game being played by 'them' to change society and feminise it ? Hopefully what I have said makes sense. @jkvlondon - especially awaiting your views!
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