30 Injured After Bus Falls Into Gorge In Tripura

30 Injured After Bus Falls Into Gorge In Tripura

All the medical expenditure will be borne by the state, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

Agartala: Over 30 passengers sustained injuries after a bus carrying them fell into a gorge on Gandachara Amarpur road in Dhalai district on Tuesday.

All passengers of the Agartala-bound bus were rescued by the police and locals and were admitted to a hospital.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, along with senior officials, visited the trauma centre of the hospital where the injured are admitted. He enquired about the injured persons and said the state will bear all medical expenses.

“I pray that these people get fit at the earliest. We will investigate the cause of this accident. All the medical expenditure will be borne by the state,” said the chief minister.

According to doctors, 22 out of the 30 passengers are in critical condition.

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Woman marries minor boy in Mumbai, held for sexual assault

The woman was arrested by police following a complaint filed by the boy's mother.

The woman was arrested by police following a complaint filed by the boy’s mother. (Representational image | Reuters)

A 22-year-old woman was arrested earlier this month for marrying a 17-year-old boy and allegedly sexually assaulting him.

The woman is currently lodged at the Byculla jail along with her five-month-old daughter — her child with the minor boy. She has approached the Mumbai sessions court for bail.

The woman was arrested by police following a complaint filed by the boy’s mother. In the complaint, the mother has alleged that the woman had threatened them she would harm herself if she was not allowed to live with them. Following this, the boy left home, his mother claimed.

The case against her is registered under the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act as well as Child Marriage Act at the Kurla police station. The definition of a “child” under the Child Marriage Act means a male who is under 21 years of age and a female who has not yet turned 18.

The police complaint filed by the minor’s mother alleged that the woman had “enticed” her son and that she was a two-time divorcee.

The mother said that she has two daughters aged 20 and 18 and her son is 17 years and eight months old. She further stated that her son and the woman had been in contact for two years. She also said her son informed his father that the woman had been threatening to commit suicide.

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More resources needed to improve ‘grossly inadequate’ health services for skin disorders in Hong Kong, dermatologist warns

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To veteran dermatologist Tommy Luk Nai-ming, a 23-year-old Hong Kong woman’s suicide note last month saying her eczema left her feeling she would be better “dead than alive” underscored how distressing skin disorders could be.

“Skin diseases can lead to many psychological problems,” said Luk, who retired in 2015 after spending more than 20 years treating skin conditions in Hong Kong’s government hospitals and clinics.

It was not known if the woman – whose parents were also found dead with stab wounds in their home – received treatment from the public sector.

But to Luk, it was a stark reminder of the need for more resources to develop public dermatology services, which he described as “grossly inadequate”.

To give the poor and elderly a “helping hand”, the 64-year-old provides free consultations and runs the non-profit Hong Kong Dermatology Foundation to raise awareness of skin conditions.

Luk, a former senior medical officer with the Department of Health, proposed restructuring the department’s Social Hygiene Service, under which dermatology services and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases are lumped together.

This is common in some countries but other developed economies, such as Britain, have made dermatology a separate medical service.

Doing the same in Hong Kong would mean the specialty received targeted resources and this would improve treatment options for disorders, Luk said.

“The department has placed a higher priority on sexually transmitted diseases … as they are infectious diseases,” he said, agreeing that curbing the spread of such diseases was critical.

But he stressed that proper treatment of skin diseases, which might be misunderstood by some people as being for cosmetic purposes only, was equally important for patients’ well-being.

Twice a week the foundation’s clinic in Yau Ma Tei, Luk offers free skin consultations to underprivileged patients referred from partnering non-governmental organisations, including those serving the elderly or people with intellectual disabilities.

More than 440 patients have benefited since the free service started in 2016.

Luk said there had not been much progress in treating skin diseases in the public sector; for instance, the options were roughly the same now as about 20 years ago. Yet there are more than 2,000 skin diseases and, globally, there have been advances in how they are understood and treated, he added.

Last year, more than 236,000 patient attendances were recorded at clinics under the Social Hygiene Service unit for skin problems while the number was over 86,000 for sexually transmitted diseases.

Only about 30 doctors work in the unit but they do not treat HIV/Aids patients who are handled by the department’s Special Preventive Programme.

A patient could wait more than three years to see a doctor.

Meanwhile, only two public hospitals – Prince of Wales and Queen Mary – have their own dermatologists working there.

Dr Leung Sze-kee, president of the Hong Kong College of Dermatologists, said ideally the two services should be separated in the long run, but the unit needed more doctors first.

“There would be even less manpower for dermatology if the current two services were separated in the public sector,” Leung said.

Private dermatologist Dr Kingsley Chan Hau-ngai said a public-private partnership scheme could be introduced to provide public patients with better access to skin services.

The department said it planned to increase the number of doctors in the Social Hygiene Service unit this year to improve treatment for those with severe psoriasis and other serious skin diseases. However, it had no plans to split the dermatology and sexually transmitted disease services.

The Food and Health Bureau said it would continue to monitor the service’s manpower and enhance its provision as appropriate. The Hospital Authority said it would work closely with the department to explore the strengthening of specialist training in dermatology and service provision in public hospitals.

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Nokia 3.1 now available in Germany, Italy and Malaysia

Small, affordable, Android One – that’s the elevator pitch for the Nokia 3.1. The phone just launched in Germany, Italyand Malaysia, check out the links below.

The pricing in Europe is around €150-170 and in Malaysia it’s MYR 655 (€140). The regional Nokia sites don’t have it yet, but Amazon and other retailers do.

Nokia 3.1 now available in Germany, Italy and Malaysia

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Turmeric tea for weight loss? You have more options in ginger, lemon and green tea

Best tea for weight loss: The benefits of green tea, say fitness experts, are many. It helps decrease inflammation, improves skin and decrease growth of cancer cells in the body.

The aroma of tea brewing over a burner is the perfect sight in the monsoons. And what’s better is the fact that you can lose weight while sipping on some hot chai. Though our milky chai has not been associated with weight loss, the newer varieties available in the market promise instant weight loss. In fact nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar encourages her clients to drink milky chai for its many benefits. Many fitness experts count turmeric tea, ginger, lemon and green tea among the best tea for weight loss.

Green tea, which has been immensely popular in the past decade, has anti-cancer properties apart from weight loss. It speeds up the metabolism process by directly acting at the cellular level and thereby helping the fat burn rate in the body. White tea, which is a purer form of tea, inhibits the production of fat cells and also helps in weight loss,” says Harish Mohan, founder SipWise, a beverage brand.

Here’s a list of some other teas to try for weight loss

Turmeric tea

Turmeric tea accelerates digestion, increases metabolism and promotes weight loss. Turmeric has a bioactive compound called curcuminoids – curcumin, which has many powerful medicinal healing properties. “The curcumin in turmeric suppresses the growth of fat tissues and helps reduce weight. Eating mindfully and drinking turmeric tea regularly could help restrict increase in fat cells,” says Payal Kothari, integrative nutritionist and life coach.

Green tea

Being a storehouse of many antioxidant compounds, it’s easy to assume that green tea is one of the healthiest beverages. This tea helps decrease inflammation, improves skin and decrease growth of cancer cells. “This is a calorie-free drink and something that most weight-watchers swear by. Green tea contains catechins, antioxidants that help suppress the production of free radicals in the body. It has also been shown to activate the body’s thermogenic fat-burning activity,” explains Delhi-based Sujata Sharma, who is a diabetes educator for the BeatO app.

Matcha tea

For the uninitiated, matcha is a finely ground green tea. In ancient Japan, monks primarily consumed it as a beverage of choice. Now, it can either be dissolved in milk or water to add to its versatility — and also for its health benefits. “This green tea leaf powder is high in chlorophyll levels which promotes cell regeneration, detoxes and reboots the body keeping it healthy and inflammation free,” says Kothari. Apart from the health benefits like improving moods, memory and concentration, helping you relax, aiding in weight loss, matcha has taken a diverse transformation into the culinary world with chefs adding it to desserts, smoothies among other things.

Ginger, lemon, mint herbal tea

“If consumed on a daily basis, this concoction acts as a great immunity booster with its anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for all ages,” says Kothari. Just a cup of this healing tea can help detoxify and makes the body alkaline. It is easier to lose weight when the body is in alkaline mode.

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Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Xiaomi is holding flash sales for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A models, at 12pm IST today. The flash sales will be held on both Mi.com as well as Flipkart. The company will also make the Redmi 5A available for “pre-order” on Mi.com at the same time. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched back in February, but still remains popular, with Counterpoint’s Q2 India smartphone shipments report ranking it second on the top-selling smartphone list. The budget Redmi 5A (which was launched in November last year) topped that list, with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 (launched alongside the Redmi Note 5 Pro) taking the fourth spot.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and goes up to Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. It will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. On Mi.com, the company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with up to 4.5TB additional data on Jio, as well as a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music.

The Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. It will be available in Blue, Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. The company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with Jio Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 plans, apart from a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music. To recall, “pre-orders” on Mi.com are said to be a way to skip the queues of flash sales, and book the smartphone with an advance payment (no cash on delivery option) and a delivery time of 5 business days.

As for the televisions, the 55-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4 price in India is set at Rs. 44,999, and it comes with free 3-month subscriptions to Hungama Play and Sony LIV on Mi.com. The 43-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4Aprice in India is Rs. 22,999, and it has the same bundled offers on Mi.com, with a JioFi cashback offer in addition. The 32-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4A price in India is Rs. 13,999, and it has the same offers as the 43-inch model.

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Huawei Nova 3i, Nova 3 With 4 Cameras, 128GB Storage Launched: Price in India, Specifications

Huawei Nova 3i, Nova 3 With 4 Cameras, 128GB Storage Launched: Price in India, Specifications

The Nova 3i and Nova 3 has been launched in India by Huawei on Thursday. Today, at an event in New Delhi, Huawei unveiled the Nova 3 and Nova 3i for the Indian market and also announced the availability and pricing details of the handsets. The key features of the two smartphones are 6.3-inch full-HD+ displays and dual camera setups on both front and back. Other features of the Huawei Nova 3i include the new HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC and a 3340mAh battery, while the Nova 3 is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC and a 3750mAh battery. Both the handsets come with 19.5:9 displays and notch-based designs. Notably, Amazon India will be the exclusive online retail partner for Huawei’s new Nova series in India, the company had confirmed earlier. The company also announced the Huawei AI Shopping feature, powered by Amazon, letting users find products by image or camera.

Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i price in India, launch offers

The Huawei Nova 3 price in India has been set at Rs. 34,999, and it will be available in a 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. Meanwhile, Huawei Nova 3i price in India has been set at Rs. 20,990 for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant. Both the smartphones will be available in the country in Iris Purple and Black colour variants.

 

Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i will go up for pre-booking on Amazon India at 2pm IST today itself. Launch offers for both include an additional Rs. 2,000 exchange discount, no-cost EMIs, and Rs. 1,200 cashback from Jio, as well as 100GB additional data. The former will go on sale for the first time on August 23, while the latter will go on sale for the first time on August 7. Pre-booking offers for both phones include a Rs. 1,000 cashback.

Huawei Nova 3 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) and dual-VoLTE Huawei Nova 3 runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 6.3-inch (1080×2340 pixels) full HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, coupled with Mali-G72 GPU and 6GB of RAM. The dual rear camera setup of the handset includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and PDAF and a 24-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. Similar to the back, there is a dual camera setup at the front as well that comprises a 24-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The rear camera setup supports AI scene recognition.

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Huawei Nova 3, seen from the back

 

The Huawei Nova 3 has 128GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connectivity. It also includes a fingerprint sensor at the back and supports a Face Unlock feature as well. Besides, the smartphone packs a 3750mAh battery and measures 157×73.7×7.3mm.

Huawei Nova 3i specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) and dual-VoLTE Huawei Nova 3i runs EMUI 8.2 based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) LTPS panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 409ppi. The handset is powered by an in-house octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.

In the camera department, the Huawei Nova 3i bears a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. Even the front of the handset has a dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary unit. The smartphone is equipped with 128GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

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Huawei Nova 3i, seen from front and back

 

Connectivity options in the Huawei Nova 3i include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, USB 2.0, GLONASS, and GPS/ A-GPS. Sensors onboard the Huawei Nova 3i include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. There is a 3340mAh battery behind the hood. The Nova 3i measures 157.6×75.2×7.6mm and weighs about 169 grams.

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Infants Should Be Breastfed In The First Hour Of Birth: Benefits

Infants Should Be Breastfed In The First Hour Of Birth: Benefits

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), around 78 million babies or three in every five are not breastfed within the first hour of the birth, putting them at a higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries. According to the report, newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive. Even a delay of a few hours after birth could pose life-threatening consequences.

It should be noted that skin-to-skin contact along with suckling at the breast stimulates the mother’s production of breast milk, including colostrum, also called the baby’s ‘first vaccine’, which is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies.

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore said, “When it comes to the start of breastfeeding, timing is everything. In many countries, it can even be a matter of life or death,” adding, “Yet each year, millions of newborns miss out on the benefits of early breastfeeding and the reasons – all too often – are things we can change. Mothers simply don’t receive enough support to breastfeed within those crucial minutes after birth, even from medical personnel at health facilities.”

Breastfeeding rates within the first hour after birth are highest in Eastern and Southern Africa (65%) and lowest in East Asia and the Pacific (32%), the report says.

Nearly nine in 10 babies born in Burundi, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu are breastfed within the first hour.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Breastfeeding gives children the best possible start in life,” adding, “We must urgently scale up support to mothers – be it from family members, health care workers, employers and governments, so they can give their children the start they deserve.”

Capture the Moment, which analyzed data from 76 countries, found that despite the importance of early initiation of breastfeeding, too many newborns are left waiting too long for different reasons, including:

Feeding newborns food or drinks, including formula: Common practices, such as discarding colostrum, an elder feeding the baby honey or health professionals giving the newborn a specific liquid, such as sugar water or infant formula, delay a newborn’s first critical contact with his or her mother.

The rise in elective C-sections: In Egypt, caesarean section rates more than doubled between 2005 and 2014, increasing from 20% to 52%. During the same period, rates of early initiation of breastfeeding decreased from 40% to 27%. A study across 51 countries notes that early initiation rates are significantly lower among newborns delivered by caesarean section. In Egypt, only 19% of babies born by C-section were breastfed in the first hour after birth, compared to 39% of babies born by natural delivery.

Gaps in the quality of care provided to mothers and newborns: The presence of a skilled birth attendant does not seem to affect rates of early breastfeeding, according to the report. Across 58 countries between 2005 and 2017, deliveries at health institutions grew by 18 percentage points, while early initiation rates increased by 6percentage points. In many cases, babies are separated from their mothers immediately after birth and guidance from health workers is limited.

Earlier studies, cited in the report, show that newborns that began breastfeeding between two and 23 hours after birth had a 33% greater risk of dying compared with those who began breastfeeding within one hour of birth.

Among newborns that started breastfeeding a day or more after birth, the risk was more than twice as high.

The report urges governments, donors and other decision-makers to adopt strong legal measures to restrict the marketing of infant formula and other breastmilk substitutes.

The WHO and UNICEF-led Global Breastfeeding Collective, which tracks progress for breastfeeding policies and programmes also released the 2018 Global Breastfeeding Scorecard.

In it, they encourage countries to advance policies and programmes that help all mothers to start breastfeeding in the first hour of their child’s life and to continue as long as they want.

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Hockey World Cup 2018: India Will Be A Force To Reckon With In The Tournament, Says Ashok Kumar

Hockey World Cup 2018: India Will Be A Force To Reckon With In The Tournament, Says Ashok Kumar

India started their Hockey World Cup 2018 campaign by registering a comprehensive 5-0 win against South Africa on Wednesday. Riding high on confidence, India will take on World No.3 Belgium in their second Pool C clash on Sunday. Talking about India’s convincing win over World No.15 South Africa, India hockey great Ashok Kumar said that he is confident of India performing well in the Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar. “The way India started the tournament shows that they are ready for the World Cup,” Ashok Kumar said.

“Scoring two goals in the first half against a team like South Africa shows the kind hockey we are playing. South Africa is not a weak team and scoring five goals against them shows that India are ready to play their hearts out and win the tournament,” added Ashok Kumar, who was a member of the Indian team that won the 1975 World Cup.

“And the credit goes to the coach and management. And after witnessing India’s performance in the match against South Africa, it is safe to say that India will continue to dish out their top-notch performance,” Ashok Kumar further added.

Talking about how fitness is important in modern-day hockey, Ashok Kumar said, “Fitness is the primary requirement in today’s hockey. If you are not fit, you won’t be able to play.”

“Even I want to play hockey, but I’m not fit. I only play hockey in my mind but it becomes a complete game when both mind and body are involved,” he added.

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‘Shark Tank’: Why Mark Cuban and A-Rod invested $700K in these genius portable protein powder pods

With fitness trends like “strong not skinny” (over 7 million Instagram hashtags and counting) and diets like keto and paleo being all the rage, added protein in food and drink has continued to be big business in 2018.

Sunday’s episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank” was right on trend: Two founders pitched a portable protein powder pod so novel it got a $700,000 investment from Mark Cuban and former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez.

Vade Nutrition husband and wife co-founders Joe and Megan Johnson from East Lansing, Michigan were both college athletes (Joe was a wrestler at Michigan State University and Megan a cheerleader at the University of Arizona), and Joe was a fan of protein powder. But they wished it was less messy and more convenient to use on the go — they had to pre-measure it and trying to use it in their car after working out left their seats and console covered in powder, according to the Vade Nutrition website. That lead to the idea of portable protein powder pods; the Johnsons quit their jobs and started a business.

Vade’s protein powder pods, which have a patent pending, are encased in a food grade film (so it’s edible) that dissolves instantly when shaken or blended. The scoops of protein contain 100 percent whey isolate protein, 20 grams of protein, 90 calories and no fat or sugar and a 1.6 pound package (30 servings) currently starts at $34.99 on the website. (For comparison, many of the top-selling protein powders on Amazon have 120 calories or more, slightly more protein and sell anywhere from about $5 to $18 a pound.)

The Johnsons started selling their product (patent pending) online in July 2017 to test the market, they told the Sharks. So far the company has $80,000 in lifetime revenue and social media buzz, all unpaid, according to the founders: Fitness influencer Carrie Lynn Beamer (who has 60,000 followers) praised the product on Instagram and athlete Jamie Hagiya (who has 120,000 followers) posed with the product when it was included in the Gainz fitness subscription box in April.

But the Johnsons were also upfront with the investors that mistakes had been made; ahead of the launch at a fitness expo, they spent $50,000 on the protein powder only to discover when it was delivered that it was flavored incorrectly. They were unable to use the inventory, and they weren’t able to get their money back.

“Welcome to being an entrepreneur,” Cuban said, smiling, after hearing the story.

The Johnsons came to the tank looking for $250,000 for a 10 percent stake in the business, having already burned through $300,000 to get there.

Cuban offered a deal: $350,000 for a 20 percent stake. He saw potential in licensing and expanding to new products, and was particularly excited about their pending utility patent.

“When you’re grinding and your back is against the wall, you take the path of least resistance to cash,” Cuban told the Johnsons. “On the one hand, you have a patent, and that’s your hammer… your hammer is more important than everything else right now.”

Lori Greiner also said she might be interested.

“Lori, you’re thinking, so that might take awhile,” returning guest judge Rodriguez joked, jumping in with another offer.

“This business is right in my wheelhouse,” Rodriguez reasoned. “Between my sports background, the gyms that we own, we have access to over 1,000 gyms.

“We just bought a company called Ice Shaker here last season, and it’s up over 500 percent. I did that with Mark.” Indeed, as a guest judge last season, Rodriguez along with Cuban invested $150,000 for a 15 percent stake in Ice Shaker, an insulated protein bottle business founded by Chris Gronkowski, brother of NFL star Rob Gronkowski.

Rodriguez told CNBC Make It in February that investing in Chris was a good decision. “He’s under promised and he’s over delivered,” Rodriguez said. “Our sales have done incredibly well.” And Cuban has been happy with the deal too: “[I] love him,” Cuban told CNBC Make It of Gronkowski in October.

So Rodriguez and Cuban teamed up again and offered the Johnsons significantly more money than they had even asked for, but more ownership too: $700,000 for a 40 percent stake. The entrepreneurs countered with a 25 percent stake. “No,” Cuban said.

The Johnsons accepted anyway. After all, as Joe said, for a protein powder on “Shark Tank,” Cuban and A-Rod are “the dream team.”

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