Table tennis: My best is yet to come, says G Sathiyan after breaking into top 25

first_imgFast-rising table tennis player G Sathiyan feels his best is yet to come, a day after he became the first Indian to break into the top 25 of the latest world ranking list released by International Table Tennis Federation.”I am happy with the way I am playing and I feel I am moving in the right direction. But I feel the best is yet to come,” Sathiyan told IANS from Chennai.”I have started to beat world-class players more frequently. I still feel the best is yet to come and I am marching towards my goal of top 15 by the end of this year,” said the engineer turned table tennis professional.Sathiyan jumped four spots to be 24th in the lastest ITTF rankings, following his sixth-place finish in the Asia Cup in Yokohama earlier this month. Riding the result, he secured a place in the World Cup scheduled to be held in Chengdu from October 25 to 27.Last week, he was the sole Indian to reach the round of 32 in the World Championships in Hungary.Sathiyan’s rankings shot up thanks to a series of fine performances over a period of 12 months, beginning February 2018 (the best eight are taken for consideration). They include the Qatar Open (reached the round of 16), Hong Kong and Korea Open (round of 32), Australian Open (round of 16), and Austrian Open (round of 16).The Chennai player also won an Asian Games bronze last year.Asked if there is the pressure of expectation now that he is India’s top-ranked male table tennis player, Sathiyan laughed: “I love playing under pressure. I enjoy the challenge.”advertisementThe next few months will be gruelling for Sathiyan with the World Table Tennis Championships, seven Pro Tours (China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic), Ultimate Table Tennis League and the Commonwealth Championships all lined up before the World Cup.Also Read | G Sathiyan becomes first Indian to break into top-25 of table tennis world rankingsAlso Read | Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel RatnaAlso See:last_img read more

9 months agoSevilla coach Machin: Munir wants to be in the front line

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sevilla coach Machin: Munir wants to be in the front lineby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla coach Pablo Machin has welcomed their deal for former Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi.Sevilla swooped for Munir last week.Machin said, “He will bring above all competitiveness. He is a good recruit. Not only for the present, but also for the future. “Many clubs wanted him too and he chose Sevilla FC. He does not want to be in the background, but in the front line. Sevilla is an ideal club for him. “We will try to lead him to his best level.” last_img

Video: Former Ohio St QB Troy Smith Throwing To Buckeyes’ WRs At OSU’s Pro Day Today

first_imgTroy Smith running the ball for Ohio State.Buckeye quarterback Troy Smith runs for yardage during action between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois on November 4, 2006. Ohio State won 17-10. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)Ohio State’s NFL hopefuls will have a former Heisman Trophy throwing to them during the Buckeyes’ pro day this morning. Troy Smith, who won the prestigious award at OSU in 2006, is scheduled to throw to the Buckeyes’ former wide receiver Devin Smith, former tight end Jeff Heuerman and others at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this afternoon. Smith has been out of the NFL since 2010. Former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith getting loose. Scheduled to throw later on at OSU Pro Day. pic.twitter.com/hHQvnvNmtn— Ryan Cooper (@RyanCooperOSU) March 13, 2015 This isn’t surprising – Ohio State typically brings in a guest quarterback to throw to its players on pro day. It’ll be interesting to see how the former All-American looks, though.last_img read more

1 lakh kids under 5 yrs of age die due to air

first_imgNew Delhi: Air pollution has become a national emergency as it is killing one lakh children under the age of five in India every year and is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in the country, according to a study released on the World Environment Day.Environment think tank CSE’s State of India’s Environment (SoE) report said that on an average, 8.5 out of every 10,000 children in India die before they turn five, while the risk was higher for girls as 9.6 out of 10,000 girls Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCdie before five years of age due to bad air. “Air pollution is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in India. Its impact on children is equally worrying. Over 1,00,000 children below the age of five die due to bad air in the country,” the CSE report said. The think tank said that the government’s schemes to fight air pollution have not been successful yet, a fact also accepted and acknowledged by the environment ministry. Recently, a senior official at the ministry had accepted that the situation was not a happy one and schemes have not been as successful as they were expected to be. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsEarlier this year, global reports on air pollution revealed that over 1.2 million people died in India due to air pollution in 2017. According to a report by Greenpeace, New Delhi is the most polluted capital city in the world. The reports, however, were rejected by previous environment minister Harsh Vardhan, who is now Health Minister, saying such studies only aim to cause panic among people and were not true. In 2013, India had pledged to phase out non-electric vehicles and achieve a target of cumulative sale of 15-16 million hybrid and electric vehicles by 2020. However, as per the CSE report, the number of e-vehicles till May 2019 was 0.28 million, much behind the set goal. “While India was one of the first countries to pledge the phasing out of non-electric vehicles, its national scheme to promote the sale of e-vehicles is yet to pick up. “Against the target of 5-6 million e-vehicles by 2020, the county had 0.28 million vehicles till May 2019,” the SoE, an annual quantified statement of environmental statistics and analysis, said. The study, which has covered wide range of topics, also said that the country is yet to identify indicators to track its climate change preparedness, a concern which is under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030. “Climate change poses the biggest economic threat in the world today and features prominently in the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. With just 10 years to go, India is yet to identify indicators to track its climate change preparedness. Of the 13 SDGs the country is tracking, indicators exist for only a handful of the targets,” it said. CSE said there has been a 22 per cent increase in India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2010 and 2014. “This increase has been fuelled by the energy sector, which is responsible for 73 per cent of the total GHG emissions. Besides, India phased out ozone depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbon by 2011, it shifted to substances such as hydro-chlorofluorocarbon, which have high global warming potential. India continues to bear the brunt of extreme weather events. In 2018, 11 states recorded major extreme weather events that claimed 1,425 lives, it said. The report covers state of water, agriculture, health, waste generation and disposal , forests and wildlife. Regarding the state of forests, it said India recently shifted to a powerful forest fire monitoring and alert system, SNPP-VIIRS, which could capture forest fires with better accuracy and precision. However, in April 2019, the new technology recorded 69,523 forest fires, which was 9.5 times more than that recorded by the earlier technology (MODIS), it said.last_img read more

Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery sends letter to Government regarding socioeconomic impact

first_imgKathleen Connolly, Group member and Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the Draft Agreement Meeting in Fort St. John asking the Government to extend the deadline and that an independent assessment should be completed before any agreements are finalized.“The socio-economic impacts to our region could potentially be devasting. The Provincial Government has not started a socio-economic impact assessment for any part of our region today. So what we’re asking in our letter is that Government extend the amount of time that Government and citizens can respond to these concerns, that the Regional District can hire legal counsel if they require it, that they can do an independent socio-economic assessment that looks at yours and compare that data and make decisions and mitigations that will actually allow our communities to be able to respond in a manner that will allow them to mitigate for what is going to happen to industry, not only forestry but mining and the small businesses that will be impacted by it.”The CCCR says they support the Regional Districts in any measures that they choose to implement leading up to the required assessments being completed.The letter to the Government can be found on the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery has sent a letter to the Provincial Government concerning the importance of completing a socio-economic impact assessment on the Caribou Recovery Process.In the letter, the CCCR says they are in full agreement with the Peace River Regional District that a socio-economic impact should be completed before the draft agreements are finalized.According to CCCR, the business community that relies on the proposed areas will be affected by the Section 11 and Partnership Agreement.last_img read more

Uber to stop service at Ontario airport after fee increase

ONTARIO, Calif. — Uber says it’s stopping its service at Southern California’s Ontario International Airport because of fee increases.KABC-TV reported Sunday that the airport east of Los Angeles now charges the ride-hailing company $4 for a pickup and $4 for a drop-off. The new fees went into effect July 1.Uber calls the charges unfair because taxi cabs and limousines are assessed a single $3 fee.Ontario said in a statement that Lyft, Uber’s main competitor, will continue to operate at the airport.The Associated Press

More than 50 employees laid off at Minto Mine in central Yukon

More than 50 employees laid off at Minto Mine in central Yukon WHITEHORSE – A company operating an open pit copper mine in central Yukon has laid off the majority of its crew.About 58 employees working at the Minto Mine were notified of the impending layoffs on Sept. 22, said Jennifer Byram, vice-president of Pelly Construction Ltd. The cuts were completed over the weekend.“I personally called them and told them,” she said. “It’s really tough. It’s hard to lay off people.”The Whitehorse-based construction company will keep six employees on site.While the layoffs were difficult, Byram said they didn’t come as a surprise because Capstone Mining (TSX:CS), which owns the site, has been holding regular town hall meetings keeping staff up to date.Ron Light, Minto Mine’s general manager, said there is a chance Pelly employees could return to the site to strip and mine the next open pit as early as January, pending a decision by Capstone Mining.The company has already given the green light for underground mining to continue, he said.Pelly employees have been working at the Minto Mine on and off for 20 years, and every day for the last 10 years, Byram said.“So if you think of it in those terms, we’ve had a pretty good run at the Minto Mine … and hopefully we’ll go back in January,” she said.Located about 240 kilometres north of Whitehorse, the Minto Mine is primarily a copper operation, and it also produces gold and silver. (Whitehorse Star) by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 4, 2016 5:54 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

The Matchup Ohio State vs Indiana

The air came out of the balloon in Ohio State football’s 2011 season with a too-close-for-comfort win against Indiana. The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) will try to avoid another deflating performance against the Hoosiers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) Saturday in Bloomington, Ind. OSU’s signature victory of the 2011 season came on Oct. 29 against Wisconsin in a 33-29 victory at Ohio Stadium. The next week, though, OSU disappointed in its 34-20 win against an Indiana team the Buckeyes couldn’t put away until late in the game. Last season’s win against Indiana, which finished the season 1-11, left OSU coaches and players spending post-game interviews explaining away their performance, proved to be a momentum buster – OSU lost four straight to close out the season. OSU is coming off what appears to have been the 2012 season’s signature win on Saturday, a 63-38 drubbing of visiting Nebraska. The kind of letdown OSU experienced against the Hoosiers in November 2011 seems unlikely to occur again this weekend, and the formidable OSU offense might be enough to do the Hoosiers in. The Buckeyes, ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, just posted their highest offensive output since a Sept. 21, 1996 game against Pittsburgh. OSU won that game, 72-0. The Buckeyes scored 73 points against Eastern Michigan during the 2010 season, which was later vacated. Can Indiana hang with the high-flying Buckeyes’ offensive attack, and what about the Hoosier defense? Decide for yourself after seeing how the teams match up. Offense OSU will put points on the board against Indiana, that much we know. The Buckeyes are 22nd in America with almost 39 points per game. At almost 250 yards per game, OSU is also the 10th-ranked rushing offense in the country. Leading OSU’s charge on the ground is sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, who has 763 yards, eight touchdowns and an average of more than 127 yards per game. Miller also set a new single-game, OSU quarterback rushing record against Nebraska with 186 yards on the ground. Indiana’s offense racks up plenty of yards – the Hoosiers have the 26th-ranked total offense as they average just less than 472 yards per game and score almost 33 points per game. The Hoosiers defense has struggled at times, having allowed 41 points against Ball State on Sept. 15, 44 against Northwestern on Sept. 29 and 31 against Michigan State on Oct. 6. With that in mind, the Buckeyes’ offense could hang another big number on the scoreboard this weekend. Defense OSU and Indiana’s respective defensive units have had trouble keeping teams out of the end zone in 2012, but the Buckeyes seem to be in a better position for success on Saturday considering recent success in some areas. The Buckeyes’ defense has demonstrated a propensity for making big plays and enter Saturday’s game with 13 takeaways on the year – OSU has 10 interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two turnovers returned for a touchdown (sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby has both touchdowns). Against Nebraska, OSU tallied four sacks and nine tackles for loss despite allowing the Cornhuskers to score 38 points in the game. The Hoosiers’ defense has forced opponents into five turnovers this season, including three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Indiana is allowing 441 yards per game in 2012 and has allowed more touchdowns (17) than any other Big Ten Conference team. Special Teams OSU junior receiver Corey Brown is coming into the matchup with Indiana with the hot special teams hands following his 76-yard punt return for a touchdown to put the game out of reach Saturday against Nebraska. For the season, OSU is averaging 12 yards per punt return, which is good enough for 33rd in America. Indiana’s punt return game doesn’t match OSU’s – the Hoosiers are averaging more than six yards per punt return. Kickoff returns are a different story – Indiana averages more than 28 yards per return in that category, and bests OSU’s nearly 20 yards per return. As far as kicking goes, OSU junior Drew Basil has connected on each field goal attempt this season, but he’s only attempted two. By contrast, Indiana redshirt junior kicker Mitch Ewald is 5-of-8 on field goal attempts. Ewald has also proven his ability from distance, connecting on 2-of-2 tried from 30-39 yards and hitting 1-of-3 tries from 40-49 yards. read more

Kielce routine win over Kristianstad

The reigning EHF Champions League winners from Poland, Vive Tauron Kielce showed once again that they are ready to fight for the first place at Preliminary Round. After win in Belarus last week in the opener, Dujshebaev’s boys celebrated their come-back in own hall by routine 60 minutes against Swedish IFK Kristianstad 38:28 (18:15).Vive Tauron Kielce – IFK Kristianstad 38:28 (18:15)Vive Tauron: Ivić, Szmal – Walczak 1, Kus, Aguinagalde 5, Bielecki 7, Jachlewski 4, Strlek 1, Lijewski 4, Jurkiewicz 2, Paczkowski 7, Zorman 1, Bombac 1, Djukić 5.Kristianstad: Simić, Larsson L. – Lipovac 1, Arnarsson 3, Henningsson 6, Sorensen 3, Moen Nielsen 3, Lagergren 3, Larsson J., Hallen, Tollbring 5, Jonsson 1, Tatarincew 3, Hanisch, Moberg Andresson, Schuster.STANDINGS: 2. HC Vardar220059:50(9)4 6. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …200252:56(-4)0 EHF Champions LeagueVive Tauron Kielce 4. Rhein-Neckar Löwen211059:58(1)3 5. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko210160:59(1)2 3. MOL-Pick Szeged211054:52(2)3 ← Previous Story Marko Krsmancic to Besiktas MOGAZ Next Story → Barca beat Kiel in “old-derby” – Veszprem’s tough job with Kadetten 7. HC Meshkov Brest200251:60(-9)0 8. IFK Kristianstad200251:66(-15)0 1. KS Vive Tauron Kielce220067:52(15)4 read more

Forget the Super Bowl Monsters Inc fans are celebrating 2319 day

first_img Happy 2319 #2319Day pic.twitter.com/PcjZOqT4Wh— ıllıмυѕнιıllı (@fakedymond) February 3, 2019 Comments “2319! WE HAVE A 2319!” Happy #2319Day pic.twitter.com/eUVpc4hYvn— Jonathan (@Jonatha08077969) February 3, 2019 And here’s a human reenactment of the scene. Tags Now playing: Watch this: Toy Story Land is incredibly detailed Monsters Inc. fans are thrilled that Feb. 3, 2019 correlates into 2319 day. Walt Disney Pictures Monsters Inc. fans have more than just the Super Bowl to enjoy on Sunday.Since it’s Feb. 3, 2019, fans of the Pixar film were quick to that the date correlates to the code 2319, a number that leads to a sequence in a hilarious scene from the 2001 film.As pointed out by CNET sister site ComicBook.com, the scene in question involves the monster George (Sam Black), who gets an unexpected haircut as a result of getting a child’s sock stuck on his gloriously orange fur. At this point in the film, monsters think children are toxic, making the sock a big issue code-named 2319.  3:02 HAPPY #2319Day #redalert #MonstersInc pic.twitter.com/MeO0cp38HD— Bring your own Geek (@Bringyourowngek) February 3, 2019 39 Photos I think i’m funny #2319Day #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/MaNCKxwHxU— Chloseph (@ChlosterSays) February 3, 2019 3 Happy 2319 Day!!@WaltDisneyWorld @Disney @DisneyPixar @WaltDisneyCo @MonstersU #2319Day pic.twitter.com/ZdwQG2JcFH— Brad Fowler 🇺🇸 (@BradFowler11) February 3, 2019 Hidden details of Toy Story Land TV and Movies And a costumed one, too. Share your voice One even thinks 2319 could be a Super Bowl strategy (don’t do this). Have you posted your own 2319 salute on social media? Drop us a link in the comments and we may add it to this roundup. Happy 2319 day, and watch out for those socks! Just going to leave this here 😂 #Disney #2319Day pic.twitter.com/MzPGWjsgVn— Yoshi P73🍔🍟 (@Mexicanpancake7) February 3, 2019 Fans who remember the scene have taken to Twitter to celebrate the date, with all sorts of orange-ful posts in memory of George’s hair. Disney Pixarlast_img read more

AK Plastics

first_imgSome say that after climate warming, plastic is the biggest environmental problem we face. And unlike climate warming, no one argues over who is responsible for the plastic in our oceans – we are. After researching and reporting on it, Johanna Eurich wanted to do her part to reduce plastic trash. The task is daunting. She started at home, in her tiny log cabin in Spenard.Download AudioI am sorting my trash and logging the plastic that has come into my life this week. It is all packaging.When I was born, there was very little plastic around. Now, more than half a century later, there is tons of it floating around in the world’s ocean. Most of it comes from land. And it’s stuff from our cupboards and trash bins.(Photo courtesy Johanna Eurich)Unlike the long molecules that nature makes, the plastics we produce last forever. None of it rots the way natural cellulose does. Instead it breaks down into smaller, less visible pieces and becomes even more dangerous in the environment. Some of Alaska’s most remote beaches are covered with confetti of it.The plastic issue makes me confront the limits of consumer choice. What I can easily, I am already doing. We don’t use plastic shopping bags anymore.But I still suffer from plastic guilt. Then I meet someone like Kylee Singh working at the Alaska Center for the Environment. She comes at the plastic issue from a public health perspective.“I just continually was trying to wrap my head around something that we had just created like plastic water bottles,” Singh said. “If I was drinking out of a plastic water bottle and drinking out of it for weeks at a time – I was living in the desert at the time – there has to be something leaching out of that plastic.”She was in college when she got to help lead an effort to stop the use of bottled water on campus.“A year after I graduated we found out that we had lobbied hard enough to put the bad on bottled water on Humboldt State,” Singh said. “So we became the first public university to ban plastic bottled water on campus.”My plastic campaign isn’t all doom and gloom. Some of it’s fun. I’m making yogurt in a glass jar so I don’t have to buy the stuff in the plastic containers. The result is cheaper and tastier. I wrap the jar of lukewarm milk with a spoonful of yogurt in it and put it in the oven to incubate. The old pilot light keeps it warm.Every little bit helps.Dave Bass takes his own containers to restaurants when he buys take-out. He remembers the reaction the first time.(Photo courtesy Johanna Eurich)“The person who took the containers wasn’t even sure it was an option,” Bass said. “They had to go back to check to see if that was possible; they were confused but they eventually did it.”Now local restaurants expect Dave to show up a few minutes early with glass Tupperware. It doesn’t save a ton of trash, but he says the thought of the unnecessary Styrofoam used to make it hard to take his food to go.“The tastiness and convenience is nearly overshadowed by being forced to accept responsibility for several stupid Styrofoam containers that are going to be floating around in the ocean for the next billion years,” Bass said.When I lived off the road system, I would buy large quantities to keep prices down, but everything came wrapped in plastic. That’s why rural dumps are stuffed with plastic. We bury it and hope for the best. But the amount in village dumps pales compared to the quantities that wash up on our shores from Asia. The man on the front line is Chris Pallister at Gulf of Alaska Keeper.“We’re working on shorelines now that have up to 30 tons of plastic per mile on them,” he said.Chris thinks the price of plastic should include all the external costs, like cleaning it up.“Other things like glass will be cost effective then,” Pallister said. “We can make it here and reuse it here. And we could do that everywhere.”“I don’t understand why people are opposed to internalizing costs and letting the consumers pay for it.”Finally, I want to show you where I go when the plastic gets overwhelming. Welcome to my garden compost heap. This is the temple of rot and my husband Steven is the priest. He waters it and turns it to make it heat up.Compost is entropy transformed and transcended. The heroes are worms and microbes. They break down and recycle all the long molecules made by nature. We will all rot someday. If I’m lucky, my chemistry will make more food, more blossoms like the sweet black compost from this heap.After we are all long gone the plastic we have already made will still be here. It is a huge and growing pile and there are no simple answers. All I can do is start with my own pile and look for others willing to do the same.last_img read more

Telangana State United Teachers Federation members call for

first_imgParigi: Telangana State United Teachers-‘ Federation (TSUTF) members called for a protest on 12th of July in Village centers and on 20th July in district heads. Speaking regarding the issue, TSUTF state secretary P Manik Reddy said, “It’s not fare to check the patience of the teachers. Everyone should take a forward step and solve the issues of teachers.” TSUTF leaders from different divisions are present.last_img

IT detected Rs 19000 crore black money in ICIJ HSBC cases Jaitley

first_imgCreative CommonsThe Income Tax department has detected over Rs 19,000 crore in black money following investigations into global leaks, including HSBC account holders in Switzerland, according to a PTI report on Friday.The PTI report quoted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying that investigations into information put in the public domain by the ICIJ or the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, pertaining to about 700 Indian persons allegedly linked to offshore entities based on no tax or low tax jurisdiction, have led to the detection of more than Rs 11,010 crore of credits in undisclosed foreign accounts.”72 prosecution complaints in 31 such cases have been filed before the criminal courts,” Jaitley informed the Lok Sabha, according to the report.The government constituted a multi-agency group (MAG) in April 2016 to facilitate and expedite investigation in cases of Indian individuals who allegedly have undisclosed foreign assets and whose names were reportedly included in the Panama papers leak.Jaitley said that information on 628 Indian individuals holding bank accounts in HSBC bank in Switzerland was received from the government of France under the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between India and France.”As a result of the systematic investigation in these cases, undisclosed income of about Rs 8,437 crore was brought to tax till May 2017. Besides, concealment penalty of Rs 1,287 crore was levied in 162 cases and 199 criminal prosecution complaints were filed in 84 cases,” Jaitley pointed out.He noted, however, that the information received under the tax treaties can be used for tax purposes and its disclosure is governed by the confidentiality provisions of such treaties.Replying to a query, whether the government has made any assessment of black money stashed away by Indians in foreign countries, Jaitley said there is no official estimation of that, the PTI report said.However, he said, the government had commissioned a study on estimation of unaccounted income and wealth inside and outside the country to be conducted by NIPFP, NIFM, and NCAER.”The reports of these institutions and the government’s response to the findings in the reports would be placed before the Standing Committee on Finance shortly,” he added.last_img read more

Full Show We Share Information For A Good Nights Sleep Aug 7

first_imgOn Monday’s Houston Matters: It could be the most important public service we provide on Houston Matters: We help out you and other Houstonians to get something we all desperately need: a good night’s sleep.We welcome your questions about sleep and sleep disorders for Dr. Richard Castriotta, the director of pulmonary and sleep medicine at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School, and the medical director of the Memorial Hermann Sleep Disorders Center.Also this hour, We discuss developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Sharelast_img

Spreading Smiles Across Northern Virginia

first_imgThe fourth annual Spreading Smiles event, comprised of offices in Vienna, Fairfax, Arlington, and The Plains, Va. will include local dentists providing services to local residents in need of free dental care on Sept. 17 at 2553 Chain Bridge Road. Doors are scheduled to open at 7:30 a.m. and the event will go all day, with no appointments necessary. All visits are on a first come, first serve basis.last_img

Why starch in bananas potatoes may be good for health

first_imgConsuming foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes that are rich in resistant starch may help check blood sugar, enhance satiety as well as improve gut health, a study has found.Resistant starch is a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre.“We know that adequate fibre intake – at least 30 grams per day – is important for achieving a healthy, balanced diet, which reduces the risk of developing a range of chronic diseases,” said Stacey Lockyer, Nutrition Scientist at British Nutrition Foundation, a Britain-based charity.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfApart from occurring naturally in foods, resistant starch is also produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products. Unlike the typical starch, resistant starch acts like a type of fibre in the body as it does not get digested in the small intestine, but is is fermented in the large intestine.This dietary fibre then increases the production of short chain fatty acids in the gut, which act as an energy source for the colonic cells, thus improving the gut health and increasing satiety. According to the researchers, there is consistent evidence that consumption of resistant starch can aid blood sugar control. It has also been suggested that resistant starch can support gut health and enhance satiety via increased production of short chain fatty acids.“Whilst findings support positive effects on some markers, further research is needed in most areas to establish whether consuming resistant starch can confer significant benefits that are relevant to the general population. However, this is definitely an exciting area of nutritional research for the future,” Lockyer said.The study was published in the journal Nutrition Bulletin.last_img read more

Swift Air begins new Cincinnati to Cozumel route

first_imgCozumel, Q.R. — A new flight from the United States to Cozumel has opened, bringing American tourists to the island several times a week.On Friday, the arrival of the new Swift Air flight landed at the Cozumel International Airport with more than 150 on board. The first flight arrived at 11:45 a.m. where tourist were greeted on the tarmac by live mariachi.Miguel González Castellan, general director of BeTravel, explained that the new Swift Air flight had been planned for Bermuda, but they were successful in their negotiations in having the flight arrive at Cozumel instead.The new Swift Air flight will arrive every other day from Cincinnati from May to September.The new flight departs from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, direct to the island of Cozumel.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Helen Kuhl, ITN Editor Helen Kuhl is Editorial Director of Imaging Technology News. Welcome to our newly launched website, providing news and information for medical imaging and radiation oncology professionals. Whether you are a returning visitor or someone coming to our site for the first time, you will find the improvements with this relaunch make it easier than ever to access our comprehensive resources for the imaging community.I invite you to click through our various areas and explore the site’s resources for yourself — and come back often to find the latest news. To get you started, here are some highlights of what is available:• Breaking news, technology developments and regulatory updates, featured front-and-center and updated daily.• Video center and webinars — With an enhanced viewer, our itnTV library has more than 100 videos featuring technology demos, interviews with industry leaders, show reports and more.• New technology — Timely info about product introductions, works-in-progress and FDA clearances, plus our extensive database including almost 5,000 products and services.• Case studies, white papers — An in-depth look at select subjects.• Buyer’s guide — A comprehensive database with contact information for hundreds of vendors, searchable by company name, product category or alphabetically.• Comparison charts — Comparison charts with detailed specifications for dozens of products from major manufacturers are in an easy-to-access format.• Dedicated information channels — Accessible via the top bar for key segments like women’s healthcare, imaging, information technology, radiation oncology and molecular imaging, these channels present all related resources on the website in one location.• Blogs — ITN editors as well as industry experts share opinions and insights. We invite you not only to read the blogs, but also post your own thoughts about any subjects related to imaging.• Comments throughout — The site is now an interactive community, where you can post comments or questions about articles or news items and initiate dialogue with your peers.I invite you to start here and share a comment about our new website. Let us know what you think and how we are doing. Although this new site culminates hundreds of hours in development, it will keep evolving in response to your suggestions for ongoing improvement. We welcome your feedback and hope you will visit us often!Helen Kuhlhkuhl@sgcmail.com (link sends e-mail)center_img Blog | Helen Kuhl, ITN Editor | April 28, 2011 New Look, New Features for itnonline.com last_img read more

UPDATE Government negotiates peace agreement between farmers indigenous group in Salitre conflict

first_imgUPDATE, Monday, July 8, 2 p.m. Tico Times reporter Lindsay Fendt is in the conflict area and reported the following on Monday afternoon:Presidency Vice Minister Ana Gabriel Zúñiga is now meeting with the indigenous people who are still occupying the land. The farmers removed their roadblock last night, but they remain at the road at the entrance to the reserve. They are no longer prohibiting the passage of indigenous residents passing through the area.A group of indigenous people put up another roadblock further up the road. It consists of a giant rock guarded by a group of Bribrí residents with sticks and machetes. They let me and police pass, but checked my car for guns and wrote down my name. They said they were not creating a blockade like the farmers, but were ensuring none of the farmers were able to access the area. They turned away a taxi in front of me because they said he was going to pick up an indigenous person further in the reserve who was against the rest of the group. They didn’t want him to get out.When the vice minister, who is acting as a mediator in the conflict, arrived, she urged the Bribrí residents to take down the blockade, but it was still there when I left. Police are stationed every several hundred meters in the first section of the reserve where the conflict has been occurring.At this point, the vice minister is negotiating with indigenous residents about security. The Bribrí say they are vulnerable to attack and want more police officers to guard them.Representatives of the National Registry are here to begin mapping the area under dispute. They are currently demarcating the limits of the protected area to ensure that the land the indigenous residents have reclaimed is in fact within the reserve.Regional police chief Reynaldo González said that police are now patrolling the entire reserve because tensions have spread all the way up through the territory. He said that the house-burning was the height of the violence, and other than that, police have no reports of gunshots fired or physical altercations.The original story continues here:BUENOS AIRES, Puntarenas – Just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, government officials successfully negotiated a peace agreement between indigenous Bribrí residents and local farmers in Costa Rica’s southeastern indigenous reserve of Salitre, where violence broke out Saturday due to a land dispute.Officials from the government’s Ministry of Peace have been in the area since June 28, when a group of indigenous Bribrí set up encampments on farms that had been occupied by non-indigenous people, a legal land reclamation according to Costa Rica’s indigenous law. Officials from the Presidency Ministry and the Ombudsman’s Office have since joined in the negotiations.“The issue is that what the law and the indigenous people see as a reclamation of land is seen as an invasion by the non-indigenous people who had been occupying that territory,” said Presidency Vice Minister Ana Gabriel Zúñiga, one of the agreement’s mediators. A week after the initial reclamation, a group of 80 angry farmers converged on the newly formed encampment, burning down at least one home. The farmers then set up a blockade on the main road into Salitre, building a small wall of stones and dirt that trapped indigenous people inside the reserve.After coming to an agreement with the indigenous group occupying the land, Zúñiga and the other government mediators held a meeting with the farmers to negotiate an end to the blockade. After more than five hours of talks, the farmers agreed to take down the blockade on Tuesday morning.In return, government officials agreed to review the reclamation to see if any of the disputed lands was owned by non-indigenous people before the indigenous law’s passage in 1977. Officials say the evaluation will take approximately three months, during which time the indigenous people still on the land will be permitted to stay. Related posts:Farmers invading Costa Rica indigenous reserve chase out families, burn crops Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Dutch seize huge cocaine shipment hidden in cassava roots from Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief Costa Rican cops bust Italian man with 101 cocaine-filled capsules in his stomach Beachcombing along the Caribbean drug trail in Nicaragua In ‘Narcos,’ Netflix recreates Pablo Escobar’s world THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch customs officers confiscated over three tons of cocaine stashed in a container of cassava roots in Rotterdam harbor, the second largest haul to date for Europe’s largest port, prosecutors said Sunday.“The cocaine was in a container with cassava from Costa Rica packed with 3,003 packages weighing a total of 3.5 tons,” the Public Prosecutor’s office said in a statement.The cocaine had a total street value of 120 million euros ($149 million), added the statement, saying the drugs were discovered in a container on a business premise in the massive harbor.The drugs were then destroyed.“The haul is the second-largest ever in the Rotterdam harbor,” prosecutors said.In 2005, law enforcement agents discovered 4.2 tons of cocaine hidden in cable reels in the Rotterdam port.Officials are now trying to track those behind the huge haul, prosecutors said. Facebook Commentslast_img read more