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Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Good health and good choices

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first_img Carbohydrates Fats Nutrients and Food Groups Good health starts with a good diet. The body needs nutrients in order to prevent malnutrition, which is a state of unhealthy tissues and organs due to faulty or inadequate nutrition. Nutrients required by the body can be found in the six food groups. A healthy combination of foods from these six food groups will provide us with the energy we need to live, grow, and repair ourselves. The food groups are: Staples Legumes Fruits Vegetables Fats and oils Foods from animals Nutrients are the substances in foods that are absorbed into the blood and transported to cells throughout the body. These nutrients are as follows: This is a substance called cellulose, which is found in plants. Fibre is part of a healthy diet and is found in vegetables, whole grain foods, and other cereals. It cannot be digested by the body but, it prevents constipation and bowel cancer. It absorbs poisonous waste from digested foods. This is needed for cell building, blood making, and for muscle and tissue repair and restoration. Proteins cannot be stored and are mainly found in the food from animals group. Examples are meat, dairy products, poultry, eggs, seafood, and legumes (peas, nuts, beans). The body can also use protein as energy. Proteins This is a source of energy. Carbs are found in sweet and starchy foods, i.e., the staple food group. Active sports persons need 60 per cent of their diet to be from carbohydrates. Meals high in carbohydrates are known as high-energy foods, e.g., rice, pasta, yam, corn, cereals, etc. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose. Excess glucose is then stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles. The World Health Organisation describes health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity”. Good health starts with making good choices, which leads to good health habits. Physical Health deals with maintaining the condition of your body, which requires the following: – Eating balanced meals – Engaging in physical activity – Practising good hygiene – Getting enough rest – Avoiding alcohol, drugs and smoking Mental health is the way that you cope with the demands of daily life and involves the following: – The ability to handle stress effectively and to solve problems – Openness to new ideas and new ways of doing things – The ability to adjust to change. Social health is defined by the way one interacts with people. How well an individual gets along with others is important to one’s overall sense of well-being. All parts of your health are equally important to overall wellness. Sports involvement is an excellent means of achieving overall wellness.center_img Fats are used as energy with a mixture of glycogen as it cannot be used on its own. The mixture depends on how intense the activity is and how long it will last. Fats are supplied from the fats and oils group and also from varying food from animals. It is also found in nuts and some plants. The wrong type of fats may lead to high cholesterol. fats are broken down into fatty acids and glycerol. Vitamins and Minerals Fibre Water This makes up 70 per cent of the body’s weight. It aids the digestive system. A lack of water could decrease the amount of food that is digested, resulting in fewer nutrients reaching the cells. Eight glasses of water must be consumed daily to replace water lost through sweating, urination, and breathing. The seven important nutrients must be part of the diet in the right proportions to make it balanced. Next Week: Foods for Health and Athletic Performance/ Eating Disorders HEALTH AND NUTRITION The body only requires a tiny amount of vitamins. Some vitamins like A and D can be stored in the liver. Some have to be consumed regularly, e.g. vitamin C. The body will excrete excess amounts. Minerals are just as important. Vitamins and minerals are found in all types of food but are particularly present in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A promotes healthy eyes and skin Vitamin C strengthens the immune system Vitamin D promotes strong bones and teeth, and essential for absorption of calcium. Calcium promotes healthy teeth and bones Iron promotes blood production, prevents tiredness. Iodine promotes production of thyroxine hormone controls metabolic ratelast_img read more

3rd Annual North County Veterans Stand Down

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first_img February 7, 2019 3rd Annual North County Veterans Stand Down Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:15 PM KUSI Newsroom FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsVISTA (KUSI)- The annual 4-day North County Veterans Stand Down is officially underway at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. The event allows homeless veterans receive much needed services in a safe, friendly, drug-free and secure environment. 250 veterans are expected to attend.The event runs through Sunday at noon. You can register at ncstanddown.org. Posted: February 7, 2019last_img read more

6 things to know about UNSC visit to Rohingya camps

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first_imgMembers of UN Security Council arrive in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 29, 2018 Photo : ReutersAfter the influx of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh due to persecution by the Myanmar forces since 25 August 2017, there is large scale criticism that the United Nations has failed to protect the Rohingya people or to take tough measures to compel Myanmar to comply with international human rights laws and rules.Against this backdrop, a delegation of UN Security Council is visiting Rohingya camps in Bangladesh. The UNSC envoys began the four-day visit to Bangladesh on Saturday, to be followed by visit to Myanmar.Here are six key facts one should know about the UNSC visit to the Rohingya camps.26 diplomats from 15 countries are in the delegationThe delegates include envoys of five permanent members — China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States — and 10 non-permanent members — Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland and Sweden — elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly. HRW for referring Rohingya crisis to the ICCOn Friday, Human Rights Watch called for Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court.”The lack of a UN Security Council resolution has left the Myanmar government convinced that it has literally gotten away with mass murder,” HRW executive director Kenneth Roth told reporters in Yangon.Read more : UNSC team rules out sanction on MyanmarRohingyas stage protestsAFP reported that hundreds of Rohingyas at Kutupalong camp staged a protest ahead of the visit, holding banners demanding the restoration of their rights in Myanmar. The police dispersed the protesters peacefully.”We want restoration of our citizenship under Rohingya ethnicity. We want security and return of our confiscated land and properties,” said Rohingya leader Mohibullah was quoted as saying.Read more : UNSC team visits Kutupalong Rohingya camp Rohingyas present 14 conditions for repatriationA Rohingya leader named Dil Mohammad was quoted by news agency AFP as saying that they would present the delegation with 14 conditions. Prothom Alo obtained a list of demands that include keeping security forces in Arakan (Rakhine) before repatriation, restoring nationality with Rohingya ethnicity, involving Bangladesh, EU, UNHCR, OIC, HRW, USA, other international community and the Rohingya with Rohingya repatriation agreement and process, rehabilitating Rohingyas in their own land, own village and own house compound in Rakhine, compensatation to Rohingyas’ losses and returning confiscated land, allowing international media, rights groups and humanitarian aid groups in Rakhine freely, releasing Rohingya prisoners without any exception, no accusation of Rohingya in any past events, taking action againast the criminal in the ICC court, allowing government staff among the Rohingya refugees to continue their job and taking no action against them.Rohingya refugees line the streets as United Nations Security Council convoy passes by, outside Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 29, 2018 Photo : ReutersDelegation to visit RakhineThe UN Security Council visit is expected to include a meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. They will also have a helicopter flight over Rakhine to see the remains of villages torched during the violence.The visit not about “naming and shaming”Kuwait’s ambassador Mansour al-Otaibi said that the visit was not about “naming and shaming” Myanmar, but that “the message will be very clear for them: the international community is following the situation and has great interest in resolving it.””We have to push to see how we can speed up the process of the implementation of the bilateral agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar,” the Kuwait’s UN ambassador added.Read more : UNSC team hears of rapes, murders from Rohingyas”We care because we are here, but the United Nations is not limited to the Security Council,” deputy Russian UN ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy was quoted as saying by Reuters. “The threat of raising this issue in the Security Council shouldn’t be used as a leverage for the Myanmar government to cooperate.”Britain’s UN ambassador Karen Pierce said all council members believed the Rohingya issue was “one of the most significant human rights cases that we have ever faced in the last decade and that something needs to be done” to avoid it causing instability in Bangladesh and Myanmar.”How one goes about that, the prominence that one gives to the individual government, particularly the Burmese government, tends to be what divides the council and that’s the old sovereignty versus human rights debate,” she said.A Russian member of UN Security Council team answers the questions of journalists in a press briefing at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 29, 2018. 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Balurghat cops observe weeklong traffic drive

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first_imgBalurghat: Traffic police here are observing ‘Road Safety Week’ from January 31 to February 6 to check reckless driving and create awareness about traffic rules.Several rallies and tableaus were organised at busy areas of the Balurghat town. District magistrate Deepap Priya P, police superintendent Nagendra Nath Tripathi, chief medical officer of health, Dr Sukumar Dey, DSP (headquarters) Dhiman Mitra, officer-in-charge (traffic) Utpal Chatterjee and police officers took part in various awareness programmes to support the initiative. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseApart from police and administrative officials, schoolchildren also took part in the ongoing-one week traffic awareness programme. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led state government has introduced ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ campaign to check the number road mishaps and implement traffic rules. The campaign was launched in 2016 by Kolkata traffic police and afterwards it was introduced in districts as well. The campaigned gained popularity as it helped to sensitize people about safe driving. A song on campaign has also been composed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “The principal objective of the campaign is to develop consciousness about road safety rules. Apart from the police, state government departments, people have to be responsible to maintain traffic rules. Usually a meeting is conducted in every month. Damaged roads and street lights are being repaired to reduce the number of accidents in the district,” said DM Deepap Priya P. District police chief Nagendra Nath Tripathi said: “We have set a target to create traffic awareness among the people. After the campaign was introduced in state, the number of accidents has reduced by 20 to 22 percent. However, the number of road mishaps here in South Dinajpur is quite high. We are working relentlessly to bring concrete changes.” Officer-in-charge (traffic) Utpal Chatterjee said a group of people were still unaware of the traffic rules and safe driving measures. “These people are reluctant to understand that their lives are precious,” he said.last_img read more

Tesla Is Already Making Grid Batteries at the Gigafactory

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first_img 3 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Electric car maker Tesla Motors is already assembling batteries to be used by utilities and building owners at its huge battery factory, the Gigafactory, just outside of Reno, Nev. The company made the announcement during its third quarter earnings on Tuesday.Earlier this year Tesla announced that it would start selling batteries that could be plugged into the power grid, connected to buildings, or paired with solar panels. Business owners and home owners can use Tesla’s batteries to lower electricity bills by powering buildings when grid electricity rates are high. Utilities can use the batteries to operate their grids more smoothly and to avoid building additional expensive and dirty power plants.Tesla said that it started assembling these batteries — called the Powerpack and Powerwall — at its factory in Fremont, Calif. in the third quarter of this year. In the early part of the fourth quarter, Tesla says it “relocated production from Fremont to an automated assembly line at the Gigafactory.” These Powerpack and Powerwall battery packs are likely using battery cells from its battery partner Panasonic.Previously Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had said that the company would move production of the grid batteries to the Gigafactory next year in the first quarter.At the end of 2016, Tesla will make the Powerpack and Powerwall battery packs using battery cells that it produces at the Gigafactory, says Tesla.Overall, Tesla says it’s accelerating and expanding its plans to make the grid batteries. The company is seeing strong demand for the Powerpack and Powerwalls, in particular in Australia, Germany and South Africa.Earlier this year Musk said the company had $1 billion-worth, or 100,000 in orders, for the grid batteries. As a result the grid batteries are sold out in 2016 already. Musk has also said that there’s been so much demand for Tesla’s grid batteries that they “went viral” and were “crazy off the hook.”Previously Musk has estimated that just the grid battery orders could deliver between $40 million to $45 million in sales for the fourth quarter of this year. Sales for the battery business could be “ten times that number next year” — or presumably $400 million to $450 million in a quarter — after that.Beyond next year, the business could reach “a few billion dollars in 2017,” Musk said earlier this year. “It’s sort of growing by a half order of magnitude to an order of magnitude per year.”Tesla didn’t give any more details on the volumes of grid batteries it has been assembling at the Gigafactory on the earnings call. But Tesla CTO JB Straubel confirmed on the call that Tesla had just started assembly in the factory and said battery assembly will be done in a separate part of the building than where the battery cells will be manufactured. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer November 4, 2015 This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Listen Nowlast_img read more

Collette welcomes aboard new Head of Sales – Canada

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first_img Travelweek Group MISSISSAUGA — Collette has announced a new Head of Sales for its Canada office.After working in both sales and business development in the finance industry for 15 years, George Christakis has made the switch to travel. In his new role at Collette, he’s now responsible for the training, development, mentoring and management of the Business Development Managers for Canada.He’s also accountable for maintaining strong communication with BDMs, communicating amongst internal Collette leaders, and monitoring the success of Collette’s sales team throughout the region.“We’re thrilled to welcome George Christakis to Collette and to witness his ability to lead his team to success,” said Elizabeth Simmons, Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Collette welcomes aboard new Head of Sales – Canadacenter_img Share Tags: Collette, New Hires Monday, August 27, 2018 last_img read more