A Delhi court has convicted AAP MLA Som Dutt for beating and assaulting a man during the 2015 Assembly election campaign. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal held Mr. Dutt, a legislator from the Sadar Bazar constituency here, guilty under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt without provocation), 341 (wrongful restraint), 147 (rioting) and Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.“There is no doubt that on January 10, 2015, around 8 p.m., Som Dutt, along with his 50 supporters, went to flat no. 13 where the complainant was present. The complainant was beaten and assaulted by the accused and his associates due to which he suffered grievous injury,” the court said. Grievous injury The maximum punishment for causing grievous injury is seven years. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on July 4.The court, however, said the offence of wrongful restraint (Section 341 IPC) is not made out in this case as the complainant was not going anywhere and he was not restrained from proceeding in any direction. “Further, Section 147 of the IPC, which punishes the offence of rioting, is also not made out considering that the intention of the accused was only to beat the complainant and no further. “It is not clear how many persons, apart from the accused, had assaulted the complainant and what was their common object, if any,” the court said.An FIR was lodged against Mr. Dutt in 2015 at the Gulabi Bagh police station in North Delhi on the allegation that the MLA and around 50 of his supporters, while campaigning in the locality, had come to the house of complainant Sanjeev Rana.The prosecutor had alleged that when the complainant objected, the MLA allegedly hit him on his legs with a baseball bat and his supporters dragged him out on the road and started beating him, causing grievous injury.Mr. Dutt’s counsel had refuted the arguments, saying the MLA and his supporters were peacefully campaigning in the society and it was the complainant who started quarrelling with Mr. Dutt in an inebriated state, on which a cross FIR was also registered by the legislator.
New research has found evidence to suggest that reaching an optimal cadence on 180 steps per minute may not have such a large effect on speed and performance. Image: Istock.com/davidf via AFP RelaxnewsA new small-scale United States study has found that cadence, or the amount of steps you take while running, may not have such a big effect on speed and efficiency as previously thought. Google Philippines names new country director Short walks, gardening can add up to longer life — study Running shoes for elite athletes benefit slower runners the most, says new study LATEST STORIES Missed lunch leads to shooting stars gig for Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Burns also found that at the end of an ultra-marathon, rather than take shorter, “choppier” steps during what he describes as the “ultra shuffle,” the runners’ cadence still stayed constant, even if they were barely lifting their feet as they crossed the finish line.The researchers commented that the findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, suggest that runners should not alter their cadence to reach the 180 steps.Instead, they should monitor their own individual cadence as their running progresses, with the results also showing that cadence naturally increased by four to five steps per minute per mile as runners ran faster, in contrast to the long-held belief of many coaches and practitioners, which is that cadence should remain constant as speed increases.“It’s a barometer and not a governor,” Burns said. “There’s no magical number that’s dogmatically right for everybody.” CE/JBRELATED STORIES: ADVERTISEMENT View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 Carried out by researchers at the University of Michigan, the new study looked at 20 elite male and female runners and recorded their cadence using wrist-based accelerometers during the 100-kilometer International Association of Ultrarunners World Championship in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The team wanted to investigate whether “optimal” cadence could actually reduce injury or improve speed.Since the 1980s, this optimal amount has been set at 180 steps per minute for elite runners, when running coach Jack Daniels noted that this was the average step rate for runners in the 1984 Olympics.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, logisticsHowever, in the new study the researchers found that although the average number of steps for the 20 runners was 182 per minute, the number of steps per minute per mile varied enormously by individual.“Some ran at 160 steps per minute and others ran at 210 steps per minute, and it wasn’t related at all to how good they were or how fast they were,” said researcher Geoff Burns, who himself is an elite marathoner. “Height influenced it a little bit, but even people who were the same height had an enormous amount of variability.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess