Searching for Life for Personal Glory

first_imgAre origin-of-life seekers really trying to understand life, or are they seeking fame and prizes?Two guys from University College London sure got a lot of recognition when they boasted, “How we discovered the world’s oldest fossils” (The Conversation). Matthew Dodd and Dominic Papineau were scrounging for rocks in northeast Canada and found some stripey ones they thought might have markings that possibly were made by early organisms. Never mind that the markings are made of hematite (iron) and silicon—two unlikely minerals for life—and that the alleged “microfossils” are half a millimeter long and half the width of a human hair; never mind that similar markings might be found in rocks of your back yard of along a road cut in Alabama; if you can find something very old that might have been alive, you win 15 minutes of fame. Look how the world responded:4 billion year-old fossils found in Canadian quartz: These fossilized microorganisms could be the oldest record of life we have (Engadget).Traces in rock may be the oldest evidence of life on Earth ever (New Scientist).World’s oldest fossils unearthed (Science Daily).Earliest evidence of life on Earth ‘found’ (BBC News). Reporter Pallab Ghosh, faithful Darwin disciple at the British news service, got some juicy quotes out of Matt Dodd to make this one of the most significant discoveries in the history of the universe:“This discovery answers the biggest questions mankind has asked itself – which are: where do we come from and why we are here?“It is very humbling to have the oldest known lifeforms in your hands and being able to look at them and analyse them,” he told BBC News.Humility, that is, as in Look at us! We won a world record! And look at all the media hits on their publicity page: “Matthew Dodd and Dr Dominic Papineau (UCL Earth Sciences and the London Centre for Nanotechnology) led a team that discovered remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.”Dodd and Papineau look unassuming in their video clip. They don’t appear outwardly boastful. According to their paper in Nature, they exercised some diligence to falsify their hypothesis about organisms making the patterns. Dodd even allows for the possibility that these one-off markings, if they are fossils, don’t prove life is ubiquitous:Matthew Dodd concluded, “These discoveries demonstrate life developed on Earth at a time when Mars and Earth had liquid water at their surfaces, posing exciting questions for extra-terrestrial life. Therefore, we expect to find evidence for past life on Mars 4,000 million years ago, or if not, Earth may have been a special exception.”But other boasts to the press seem over the top. Look what Matt said to Pallab:He described how he felt when he realised the significance of the material on which he was working: “I thought to myself ‘we’ve got it, we’ve got the oldest fossils on the planet’.“It relates to our origins. For intelligent life to evolve to a level of consciousness, to a point where it traces back its history to understand its own origin – that’s inspirational.”Aren’t we the greatest scientists of all? Go, UCL! We just won the superbowl. Time for a victory tour! Maybe a book! Even a TV special!How long before another team scores with an even earlier date, demoting the UCL team to second place? How long do you suppose before other scientists look at these rocks and claim they have nothing to do with life?Few are commenting on the problems this early-life idea creates. If believed, it pushes the origin of life very close to the beginning of earth history, when the planet was hot and presumably hostile to life. Colin Barras in New Scientist, who apparently espouses the Popeye Theory of the evolution of life (3/17/09, 5/31/05), points out the ulterior motives behind this ‘science’ of discovery while he rattles off the uncomfortably-early dates:Explaining the origin of life is one of the biggest unclaimed prizes in biology, and one that many scientists – including Nobel prizewinners – are chasing. The only thing we know for certain is that life must have popped into existence sometime between Earth’s formation 4.5 billion years ago and the appearance of the first undisputed fossils, about 3.4 billion years ago.But these new ‘fossils’ are said to be 3.77 billion Darwin Years old, pushing the origin closer to the volcanoes and meteors of the so-called Hadean era. Barras continues the squeeze, saying, “The rocks here, on the coast of Hudson Bay, are at least 3.75 billion years old, and some geologists argue they are about 4.29 billion years old, which would mean they are just slightly younger than the planet itself.” So yes, one would have to say that, despite the extreme improbability (see Illustra’s film Origin), life must have “popped into existence” like magic soon after the planet formed.The UCL team also ties its hypothesis to the controversial hydrothermal-vent scenario for life, which some researchers consider highly implausible (the heat problem, the dilution problem, the genetics problem, more). But if they are not microfossils, they cannot be used as evidence for the hydrothermal vent scenario. Conversely, if the rocks are not from past hydrothermal vents, they cannot be used as evidence that life formed there. If they are neither, they cannot be used as evidence of either. Claims these rocks are hydrothermal in origin seem based on circumstantial evidence alone.As the Origin film explains, the essential molecules of life (proteins and nucleic acids) could not have formed in water, because water breaks the bonds that holds amino acids and nucleotides together. Ribose, essential for the ‘RNA World’ scenario, is particularly unstable. Nobody has any idea how it would form naturally. Yet so great is the faith of materialists—and so complete the indoctrination of the public—reporter Timothy Seppala ends his article at Engadget with these irrational words: “Where there’s water, there’s a way.”We keep telling you. They’re not really materialists. They’re pantheists and animists. In their religion, the spirits of emergence imbue matter with wishful fancies. It’s just waiting to “pop into existence” — just add water! The spirits will find a way.These days, you don’t even have to prove it. Just pick up a rock in Canada, run divination on it, and claim it’s alive (or it was). Instant fame! The priests and prophets of pantheistic materialism will love you, because you have glorified the Force. You have taken the answers to the biggest questions out of the hands of the despised theists, and offered them in homage to the Emperor, Charles the Great, master of the forces of nature, forever worshiped because he leaned over a warm little pond, uttered his incantations, and like a golden calf, out came Popeye.May the farce be with them, not with you.(Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Annual Report on South Africa’s 50 Most Valuable Brands

first_imgBrandFinance® South Africa Top 50Top 50 brands are a catalyst for South Africa’s growth and a winning nationThebe Ikalafeng, Chairman – Brand Finance Africa; Founder, Brand Africa & Brand Leadership GroupDespite another year of difficult global trading conditions, the total brand value of the BrandFinanace South Africa Top 50 brands increased 18% from R343bn from 2013’s value of R291bn. Surprisingly though, the Top 10 brands have only grown at 14% against the 22% of the bottom 40 brands, indicating the momentum is with the smaller players. These top 10 brands account for 52% of total brand value amongst the Top 50 with MTN accounting for a massive 16.5% of total brand value.By sector, there are 13 financial services brands (banks and insurance) in the Top 50 generating R89bn (26%) of value, followed by 5 telecom brands generating 25% of value and 16 food and beverage brands generating 22.6%.Among the BrandAfrica 100 Most Valuable Brands in Africa, South Africa leads Africa with a 72% share, compared to Nigeria at 26% and Kenya at 2%. MTN tops the table in Africa too.In the category of South Africa’s Strongest Brand, MTN and FNB are both rated as this year’s strongest brands – this is the third year running that FNB have achieved this ranking. In the year that South Africa lost it’s founding democratic President and Most Valuable Icon, Nelson Mandela, it’s interesting to note that the underlying core values of these brands closely follow those of Madiba’s. It’s no surprise then that these brands resonate with South African consumers where others battle.It also comes as no surprise that more than half of the brands have a significant presence beyond South African borders. While Nigeria has the highest GDP in the continent, South Africa dominates the branding landscape across Africa – with 80% of the Top 50 all essential staples in a continent that is turning the corner from being a consumer to becoming a creator. It is estimated that if intra-Africa trade is increased by 1%, it will generate $50bn in revenues. With its experience in building and creating portfolios of world-class brands, South Africa is in a good position to play a leading role in that African renaissance.The brands of a nation are not only a vector of its image, but a catalyst of its wealth too. There is empirical evidence that the value of the brands with the top nations has an almost direct correlation with their GDP.That South Africa is not among the six African nations in the Top 10 fastest growing economies globally (Economist) and not one of the three African frontier markets that are recognized to offer high returns and improving economic institution (Botswana (#2), Rwanda (#5) and Ghana (#10)) (Foreign Policy Magazine’s Baseline Profitability Index) is a challenge that South Africa needs to address if it is to remain the most admired African nation, and competitive with fellow African and BRICS nations.A thriving ‘Made in South Africa’ and entrepreneurship spirit are what built South Africa’s wealth, reputation and competitiveness – and the BrandFinance South Africa Top 50 brands. For Africa and certainly for South Africa to grow independent, create jobs and reduce inequality, it will need to invest in the attributes that built these brands – on top of increasing intra-Africa trade – to challenge global brands in Africa.The pan-African dominance, global reputation and success of the Top 50 shows that South Africa has the creativity, skill and experience to continue building great brands and a great, growing nation. Top 50 brands are a catalyst of South Africa’s growth and a winning nation – and Africa.Top 50 Most Valuable brandsRank 2014Rank 2013BrandParent CompanyIndustry Group11MTNMTN Group LtdTelecommunications23SASOLSasol LtdChemicals32VodacomVodacom Group LtdTelecommunications44Standard BankStandard Bank Group LtdBanks55ABSABarclays Africa Group LtdBanks66NedbankNedbank Group LtdBanks78First National BankFirstRand LtdBanks810MediclinicMediclinic International LtdHealthcare-Services918InvestecInvestec LtdDiversified Finan Serv107WoolworthsWoolworths Holdings LtdRetail119ShopriteShoprite Holdings LtdRetail – Food Specialists1217MultiChoiceNaspers LtdMedia1314NetcareNetcare LtdHealthcare-Services1411SparSpar Group Limited/TheFood1513MondiMondi LtdForest Products&Paper1615*CastleSABMiller PlcBeverages1712Pick’n PayPick n Pay Stores LtdRetail1819*Carling Black LabelSABMiller PlcBeverages1920TelkomTelkom Sa LtdTelecommunications2022SappiSappi LimitedForest Products&Paper2116SanlamSanlam LtdInsurance2226*Hansa PilsenerSABMiller PlcBeverages2321Mr PriceMr Price Group LtdRetail2428DiscoveryDiscovery LtdInsurance2524*GrindrodGrindrod LtdTransportation2631WesbankFirstRand LtdBanks2723TruworthsTruworths International LtdRetail2825Media24Naspers LtdMedia2929African BankAfrican Bank Investments LtdDiversified Finan Serv3032BidvestBidvest Group LtdHolding Companies-Divers3134SABMillerSabmiller PlcBeverages3230MakroMassmart Holdings LtdRetail3335CLICKSClicks Group LtdRetail-Drug Store3433LibertyLiberty Holdings LtdInsurance3536*HulettsTongaat Hulett LtdHolding Companies-Divers3644Rainbow ChickenRainbow Chicken LtdFood3740AltechAllied Technologies LtdTelecommunications3839CheckersShoprite Holdings LtdRetail – Food Specialists3943LifeLife Healthcare GroupHealthcare-Services4037NampakNampak LtdPackaging&Containers4149SteinhoffSteinhoff Intl Holdings LtdHolding Companies-Divers4245*Capitec BankCapitec Bank Holdings LtdDiversified Finan Serv4338SAASouth African AirwaysAirlines4447Rand Merchant BankFirstRand LtdBanks4548ImperialImperial Holdings LtdHolding Companies-Divers4641GameMassmart Holdings LtdRetail47Cell COger TelecomTelecommunications4842SantamSantam LtdInsurance4952FoschiniThe Foschini Group LtdRetail5046SaskoPioneer Foods LtdFood ServiceFor the full details in the table above, download the Top 50 in PDF format.Methodology Definition of ‘brand’Financial accounting and reporting standards requires a clear definition of what intellectual property is included in the definition of ‘brand’. Brand Finance defines brand as the “Trademark and associated IP including the word mark and trademark iconography”. Royalty relief Brand Finance calculates brand value using the Royalty Relief approach. This approach involves estimating the likely future sales that are attributable to a brand and calculating a royalty rate that would be charged for the use of the brand. The steps in this process are as follows:Calculate brand strength on a scale of 0 to 100 based on a number of attributes such as emotional connection, financial performance and sustainability, among others. This score is known as the Brand Strength Index.Determine the royalty rate range for the respective brand sectors. This is done by reviewing comparable licensing agreements sourced from Brand Finance’s extensive database of license agreements and other online databases.Calculate royalty rate. The brand strength score is applied to the royalty rate range to arrive at a royalty rate. For example, if the royalty rate range in a brand’s sector is 1-5% and a brand has a brand strength score of 80 out of 100, then an appropriate royalty rate for the use of this brand in the given sector will be 4.2%.Determine brand specific revenues estimating a proportion of parent company revenues attributable to specific brand.Determine forecast brand specific revenues using a function of historic revenues, equity analyst forecasts and economic growth rates.Apply the royalty rate to the forecast revenues to derive brand revenues.Brand revenues are discounted post tax to a net present value which equals the brand value.Why we use the royalty relief approachThe Royalty Relief approach is used for three reasons:It is favoured by tax authorities and the courts because it calculates brand values by reference to documented third-party transactionsIt can be done based on publicly available financial informationIt is compliant with the requirement under the International Valuation Standards Authority to determine the fair market value of brandsBrand RatingsThese are derived from the Brand Strength Index which benchmarks the strength, risk and future potential of a brand relative to its competitors on a scale ranging from D to AAA. It is conceptually similar to a credit rating.AAA+                    – extremely strongAA                         – very strongA                            – strongBBB – B                 – averageCCC – C                – weakDDD – D                – failingValuation DateAll brand values in the report are for the year ending 30 June 2014.Contact DetailsDavid HaighBrand Finance CEOdavid.haigh@brandfinance.comThebe IkalafengChairman, Brand Finance Africa+27 82 447 9130t.ikalafeng@brandfinance.comOliver SchmitzManaging Director Africa+27 82 087 0507; +267 72 984 351o.schmitz@brandfinance.comRupert KempValuation director+27 72 459 1743r.kemp@brandfinance.comAbout Brand FinanceBrand Finance plc, the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy, advises strongly branded organisations on maximising their brand value through effective management of their brands and intangible assets.  Founded in 1996, Brand Finance has performed thousands of branded business, brand and intangible asset valuations worth trillions of dollars.Its clients include international brand owners, tax authorities, Intellectual Property lawyers and investment banks. Its work is frequently peer-reviewed by the big four audit practices and its reports have been accepted by various regulatory bodies, including the UK Takeover Panel.Brand Finance is headquartered in London and has a network of international offices in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Athens, Bangalore, Barcelona, Colombo, Dubai, Geneva, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lisbon, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Singapore, Toronto and Zagreb.Valuation | Analytics | Strategy | Transactions{loadposition press_release}last_img read more

Jaipur to have WIPO support centre

first_imgStating that India could occupy a prominent place in patenting, a senior official of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Thursday said it would soon open a TISC in Jaipur to train people on accessing the patent database. WIPO Global Infrastructure Sector’s Innovation and Technology Support Section head Andrew Czajkowski told The Hindu that Technology Innovation Support Centres (TISCs), that teach startups, MSMES, research institutes and universities patent analytics, IP asset management and R&D operated in Visakhapatnam, Chandigarh and Chennai in association with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Management (CIPAM) of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Patent check Stating that WIPO had a 24×7 database, Mr. Czajkowski said that before filing patent claims you should thoroughly peruse the database to avoid litigation and compensation claims. “Patent knowledge cannot be procured through an Internet search. It has to be acquired by accessing the database and a thorough research,” he remarked.Mr. Czajkowski said WIPO, through 638 TISCs in 71 countries, was keen on feeding innovators in developing countries with local, high quality technology-related information. TISCs fill the global knowledge gap and promote economic and social development by providing equal access to information, he said. ‘Government keen’Mr. Czajkowski claimed that the Indian government was keen on fostering innovation by strengthening the patent database that had over 90 million scientific and technical publications.WIPO, among the 15 special agencies of the United Nations, was set up in 1967 to protect intellectual property and encourage innovation.last_img read more

Samsung Windows phone ATIV S unveiled at Berlin show

first_imgThe South Korean company Samsung has become the first handset maker to announce a smartphone using Microsoft’s latest mobile software. The company made a brief announcement at a Berlin electronics show on Wednesday.The announcement came amid expectations that smartphone maker companies may turn increasingly to Windows devices after a US jury decided many of Samsung’s Google Android-based phones infringed Apple Inc patents.According to reports, the ailing Finnish mobile firm Nokia, once the world’s leading producer of phones, is also expected to unveil its new Lumia line of smartphones using Windows Phone 8 in New York on September 5.Samsung’s new phone called ATIV S — tacked onto the end of a long news conference in Berlin that focused on other products — is likley to elevate expectations for the Lumia. Samsung’s ATIV S Windows phone sports a high-end 4.8-inch display, Corning “Gorilla” glass, and an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, Microsoft posted on its official blog on Wednesday.In a blog posting, Microsoft executive Ben Rudolph reportedly said that Samsung’s Windows-based smartphone marks the first in a “big lineup of new hardware” from the South Korean company based on Microsoft’s software.Earlier in June, Microsoft had given a preview of its Windows Phone 8 software and had promised the first phones would be on the market by the autumn.Windows Phone 8 is reportedly built on the same core code as Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8, which will run on tablets and PCs, is scheduled to launch on October 26.Samsung said the ATIV phone would hit stores in the October-November period but did not give an exact start date.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Manchester City owner wants to invest in Malaysian club

first_imgView comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting He said that no specific side was discussed.But Syed Saddiq said CFG would be meeting with some presidents of local clubs soon, and he wanted them to make Malaysia “their base in Southeast Asia”.Malaysia’s main divisions are the top-flight super league and the second-tier premier league.At Thursday’s meeting, Soriano said he saw great possibilities in Malaysia.“We would like to talk to all of the Malaysian football stakeholders to find ways to collaborate,” he was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue CFG already owns or has stakes in New York City, Melbourne City, Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos, Atletico Torque, Girona and Sichuan Jiuniu, as well as star side Manchester City.City are flying high after winning the FA Cup last week, completing a domestic treble with the English league title and the League Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsManchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) takes part in a stage presentation following an open-top bus parade through Manchester, northern England on May 20, 2019, to celebrate winning the 2019 Premier League title, the FA Cup and English League Cup. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)“They are looking at the possibility of co-owning a Malaysian club,” Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, director-general of Malaysia’s national sports council, told AFP.The official, who was present at Thursday’s meeting, said he was “delighted and excited” at the news, adding: “We need (their) expertise.” Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES “We see Malaysia has an opportunity for football… the level of enthusiasm of the fans is obvious. The development of Malaysian football and the league in the last year with investment by the government shows that there’s great opportunity.”It is the latest Asian country being considered by CFG — in March, Soriano said the group wanted to invest in India.Football is popular in Malaysia but the country does not perform well on the international stage, and is currently ranked 168th in the world.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After solid debut, Prince Ibeh determined to give more for NorthPort CEO of City Group, Ferran Soriano speaks during a session of the 13th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference, at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on January 2, 2019. (Photo by Fabio FERRARI / La Presse / AFP) / Italy OUT – China OUTThe owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are eyeing a stake in a Malaysian team to add to their growing portfolio of clubs, a sports official said Friday.Ferran Soriano — chief executive of City Football Group (CFG), which is bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal family — raised the possibility when he met Sports Minister Syed Saddiq in Malaysia on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid hero Salgado: Solari and Isco need to talk

first_imgReal Madrid hero Salgado: Solari and Isco need to talkby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid fullback Michel Salgado says management must find a way to rebuild Isco’s confidence and commitment. After being dumped to the bench for victory over Rayo Vallecano on the weekend, Isco feels there’s no way back for himself under coach Santiago Solari. As such, he is now planning to quit Real next month.However, Salgado says: “Solari has to organise a meeting with Isco to find a solution to this problem.”They have to fix this problem as soon as possible!” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Former Louisville G Chris Jones Recommends Kentucky’s Trey Lyles Not Mess With Cincy’s Octavius Ellis

first_imgKentucky's Trey Lyles plays in NCAA Tournament.It’s getting a bit intense inside the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Early in the second half of No. 1 Kentucky’s game against No. 8 Cincinnati, Wildcats’ freshman forward Trey Lyles got into it with Bearcats’ forward Octavius Ellis. There was some shoving and trash talking; Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison was called for a technical foul during the mini-scrum. Former Louisville guard Chris Jones, who was dismissed from the program earlier this month, recommends Lyles not mess with Ellis. Trey don’t want those problems lol foreal— Chris Jones (@iAM_UNGUARDABLE) March 21, 2015Jones really isn’t in a position to be giving advice about anything, but this is something Lyles might want to listen to. One of the few things that could doom Kentucky is a lack of composure.last_img read more

Yukon women hope for justice at RCMP hearing

first_imgAPTN National NewsSeveral Yukon women’s groups are in the town of Watson Lake this week to witness the code of conduct hearing of two RCMP officers who were acquitted of sexual assault by territorial court in 2010.As APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean explains, those women want to see officers held accountable.last_img

TSA absentee rate still high but down from Sundays peak

first_imgTSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized just days before a three-day holiday weekend.The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that 6.1 per cent of its airport screeners missed work Tuesday.That’s nearly double the absentee rate on the same day last year but the second-straight decline after the sick-out rate surged to 7.7 per cent Sunday.A TSA spokesman says screeners this week should have received $500 bonuses and, for some, an extra day’s pay, for working over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.Meanwhile, air traffic controllers who are also working without pay lost an effort to force the government to pay them. A federal judge Tuesday rejected their union’s request for a temporary restraining order.The Associated Presslast_img read more

CRPF jawan killed another injured in Chgarh gun fight

first_imgRaipur: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was killed and another injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh Friday, police said.The skirmish took place in the forest near Chameda village in Dhamtari district when a joint team of CRPF’s 211 battalion and District Force (DF) was out on an anti-naxal operation, a police official told PTI. He said the patrolling team, comprising around 50 personnel of the CRPF and 10 of the DF, had launched the operation on April 3 in the interiors of Khallari and Borai police station areas. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’On Friday morning, when security forces were advancing through Chameda, around 150 km from Raipur, a group of Naxals opened fire on them, leading to a gunfight, the official said. He said Naxals fled when security forces retaliated. “Head Constable Harish Chand was killed in the incident while Sudhir Kumar got injured,” the official said. Reinforcement has been rushed to the spot and efforts are on to evacuate the body and the injured personnel, he added. The incident occurred a day after Naxals ambushed a team of security forces, killing four BSF personnel and injuring two others in Kanker district of the state.last_img read more