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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

BPL PREVIEWS

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first_imgBOURNEMOUTH VS WEST BROMDespite losing five of their last six games in the Barclays Premier League, Bournemouth can plan for a second season in the top flight thanks, mainly to three straight wins in early March. Albion have lost five and drawn two of their last seven league outings. They last won in early March against Manchester United while their most recent win on the road came at Everton in February.ASTON VILLA VSNEWCASTLE UNITEDAston Villa are down and Newcastle United couldfollow them if they lose this game. Last weekend’s 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace took the Magpies out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, a point above Sunderland and two clear of Norwich. Villa have lost their last 11 league games, equalling a club record, and will set a new low with another defeat.CRYSTAL PALACE VS STOKE CITYGoals have been Palace’s problem. They have netted just 36 in 36 games. Only Norwich (35), West Bromwich Albion (32) and Aston Villa (27) have fewer this season. However, their record fewest is the 33 they netted in the 2013-14 campaign. Stoke have gone five league games without a win and have lost twice to Palace already this season, in the league and FA Cup.SUNDERLAND VS CHELSEASunderland have lost only one of their last eight games in the Barclays Premier League but they have also won just one while drawing six. Chelsea have won only one of their last four league games though, on Monday, Guus Hiddink’s men ended Tottenham’s hopes had of winning the league with a 2-2 draw.WEST HAM VS SWANSEA CITYWest Ham have lost only twice at home this season, while winning eight and drawing seven. The old stadium has been treated to 50 goals in 17 games, 30 by West Ham and 20 from the visitors. Swansea, meanwhile, are safe for another season after winning five of their last nine Barclays Premier League games.LIVERPOOL VSWATFORDLiverpool’s record at home to Watford is impressive. In eight home Barclays Premier League games the Reds have won seven and lost just once, in August 1999. Yet in December Watford profited from Liverpool’s dreadful opening at Vicarage Road to continue their remarkable rise with a fourth consecutive Premier League win.last_img read more

Who will the Raiders play in 2019 preseason and where?

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first_imgThe Raiders announced their 2019 preseason schedule Tuesday morning, and it includes one nationally televised game and a matchup at an undetermined neutral site.The Raiders begin the preseason hosting the defending Super Bowl runner-up Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland Coliseum before visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PST on ESPN. The Cardinals own the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and that matchup could pit the Raiders against rookie quarterback Kyler Murray if …last_img read more

COP 17 solar geyser campaign a success

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first_img9 December 2011Over 8 500 solar geysers were installed across South Africa during the two-week UN climate summit (COP 17), surpassing the initial target of 8 000, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.Another major success of the campaign was recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, where more than 500 systems were installed in households since the start of the climate conference, thanks to pledges made by individuals and companies.At the start of the conference last week, the Department of Economic Development, the Industrial Development Cooperation and Eskom invited the public and business to pledge towards the solar geyser campaign.The initiative raised R685 000 to install 510 solar water heaters in Groutville, north of the city.“This is a resounding success, it shows the opportunities that are there in the green economy, and I think COP 17 has brought about a new thinking amongst many of us in terms of our approach to the green economy,” Patel said.“With the contribution from companies, unions and individuals we can step up the rate of installation and show the value of broader solidarity across society to grow jobs and improve the lives of our people.”To date, the total number of solar geysers installed throughout the country is estimated at 211 000, with additional funding from Eskom’s rebates system for solar water heaters.Patel said it was important that South Africa take full advantage of the continent’s hot temperatures and, in the process, relieve pressure on the national electricity grid.The campaign would also ensure that government met its job creation target of 300 000 new jobs in the green economy.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South African app brings out Madiba spirit in us all

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first_img8 July 2015An app has been developed to encourage citizens to make every day a Mandela Day by helping those in need.Brand South Africa has partnered with the GEM Project, or Go the Extra Mile, to develop the Play Your Part app that will get communities to help themselves.The marketing organisation promoted the app at the launch of the Play Your Part for Madiba campaign, held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 6 July.Tsabeng Nthite, Brand South Africa communication officer, said the app contained a number of organisations that needed assistance from South Africans. The organisations included those which provided clothing, help with homework, job shadowing and skills development.GEM Project co-founder David Shields said the app was a social development drive that aimed to mobilise communities within themselves.Once an individual has helped a cause, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, called a GEM. These GEMS can be converted into a number of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.“Volunteers are encouraged to donate their GEMs back to the needy causes during Mandela Month,” Shields said.To ensure continuity and mobilise support even beyond Mandela Month, corporates were also encouraged to donate GEMs so they could be allocated towards causes on an ongoing basis, he explained.GEM has been around for over a year, focusing on projects in Gauteng. Shields said that when the app grew, it would be rolled out across the country.Nelson Mandela International Day is an initiative dedicated to giving back to those less fortunate, the vulnerable and marginalised. It was declared an annual global day by the United Nations in 2009, and marks Mandela’s birthday on 18 July.In 2009, Nelson Mandela Day took place in just two cities: Johannesburg and New York. This year, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is hoping the campaign will be rolled out in 160 countries.last_img read more

New law increases access to small claims court

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio General Assembly has enacted a law that raises the monetary limit for cases handled through Ohio’s small claims court system. The new maximum amount of $6,000 for a small claims case will replace the current limit of $3,000 when House Bill 387 becomes effective in late September. Under the new law, a defendant in the case may also file a counterclaim for up to $6,000. Governor Kasich signed the bill on June 28, 2016.Ohio law requires every county and municipal court in Ohio to establish a small claims division to handle minor disputes involving only the recovery of money. A small claims court cannot hear cases for slander, libel, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, return of personal property, punitive damages or other cases seeking remedies other than money. A person may file a small claims complaint and present the case in court without the assistance of an attorney, but may have legal representation if desired. The court may appoint a magistrate, who must be an attorney, to oversee the case and render a decision. The court also has the authority to enforce a monetary judgment against a party. Because small claims cases tend to be simple, they are resolved in less time and with less expense than cases heard by other courts.The increased monetary limit for small claims cases will allow farmers and agribusinesses to address more disputes quickly and without the expense of an attorney. Operators and landowners owed money for products or services in excess of the current $3,000 small claims maximum often express frustration that it could be too costly and time consuming to address the matter through municipal or county courts. The new higher limit of $6,000 should capture many of these cases and offer an opportunity to recover such losses through the small claims process. According to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati), the change will “bring Ohio in line with surrounding states and make Ohio a better place to do business and generate jobs.”last_img read more

How to Price Your iPhone App

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first_imgTags:#Apple#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dana oshiro When Smule’s Ge Wang, Lyricfind’s Darryl Ballantyne and Tapulous’ Bart Decrem got together to discuss mobile applications at the San Fran Music Tech Summit, the hottest subject was application pricing. While music publishers have searched far and wide for better monetization strategies, few facets of the business have shown the same revenue growth as mobile apps. Thanks to the iPhone, customers are used to paying for mobile applications and according to Appsfire, all but one of the top grossing apps is priced above $2.99.Appsfire recently released a list of the top 50 grossing apps in the App Store and the results are surprising. Based on a sample compiled from 1200 devices and calculated using a UNITS SOLD x UNIT PRICE formula, only Flight Control is priced as low as 99 cents. Applications such as multi-surveillance video feed app iRA Pro ($899.99), mobile podcasting application Poddio (149.99) and TomTom’s Western European navigation app ($139.99) are the list’s most expensive products. Meanwhile, more well known apps like Tweetie ($2.99), Midomi’s music identifier ($4.99) and Air Sharing ($4.99) are more moderately priced at the low end of the spectrum. Says Appsfire, “If your app brings something real to the table, be it a game or a utility…then price it accordingly. The price is right when there is a salary at the end of the month. Don’t succumb to the temptation of the 99 cent app, it’s a lure and only serves to feed the get-rich-quick fairy tales that even kids would find hard to believe.” Developers should remember to calculate Apple’s percentage into the pricing structure as well as the fact that the top downloaded apps are not necessarily the top grossing applications. To see the complete list of top grossing apps check out the Appsfire release. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Why Topic Pages Haven’t Worked For News Websites Yet

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first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Yesterday we outlined why topic pages are becoming increasingly popular on the Web, as a way to organize social or news content. As daily consumers of such content, we’re used to the chronological (and often real-time) ordering of updates from Facebook, Twitter, blogs and more. But the latest wave of Web publishing services, like Pinterest and Medium, are exploring ways to present content topically or thematically. This isn’t a new concept; in fact news organizations have experimented with topic pages too. However, the results from news sites so far have been mixed.The New York Times has a topic pages hub called Times Topics. Each topic page in the hub “collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files” dating back to 1981 on a particular topic, into a single page. Not only do readers of a topic page have access to all present and past news about a topic, they can subscribe to future news about it via RSS.Topics range from subjects (like “Net Neutrality”), to people (the current lead topic page is about foot-in-mouth congressman Todd Akin), to places (such as Iraq). Tags:#New Media#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img richard macmanus Looking at the Todd Akin page shows us some of the benefits of topic pages:1. Context: The main article not only explains why Akin is in the news currently (a stunningly stupid comment about rape), but outlines his personal history as a congressman and the things he has done and advocated for.2. History: Each page has a list of links to previous NYT stories about the topic; in this case any past story that mentioned Todd Akin.3. Curated: The New York Times has a reputation for quality journalism, so many readers will trust the Times to curate an ongoing topic page on Todd Akin. Even if, as appears to be the case for NYT, the topic pages are largely automated.4. Multimedia: This isn’t evident on Akin’s page, but some topic pages – such as the one for President Barack Obama – have video, interactive charts and other multimedia content. This is great content that may not be appropriate for news articles, but finds a suitable home on a topic page.So Why Aren’t Topic Pages Getting Traction For News Sites?Times Topic is an admirable effort from The New York Times. The problem for them – and any other news organization – is that topic pages aren’t showing up in search engines. A search for “Todd Akin” in Google does not surface the NYT topic page about him. A NYT news article was the fourth link on page one, but we scrolled through the next nine pages of Google search results and didn’t see the NYT topic page. Even the colorful NYT topic page for President Obama is nowhere to be seen in Google – and heck, the President’s MySpace page is in the first few pages of results!Why isn’t Google picking up NYT’s topic pages? Most probably because blogs and other news sites simply don’t link to them. You can’t blame them, because NYT itself don’t appear to link to its topic pages: the top NYT news article about Akin fails to include a link to the relevant topic page.Another clue that topic pages for news organizations aren’t quite ready for prime time is that the BBC has ceased doing them. Four years ago, the BBC announced a Topic Pages Beta. The idea was the same as NYT, to aggregate content about a single topic onto one page. But sadly, this was one Web 2.0 beta that didn’t make it to a full launch. Not getting high placement in search results is probably one reason why topic pages haven’t quite worked for NYT and BBC. But it’s also due to the real-time reading habits of people in this era of the Web. In an age dominated by chronological flows of information – such as from Facebook, Twitter and blogs – topical organization of news and social content has taken a back seat to the real-time firehose.That’s where the latest publishing platforms, like Medium and Pinterest, could make an impact. What both Pinterest and Medium are are trying to do is layer topic pages on top of user-generated, social content. We don’t know yet whether this will work, but if it does then consumers may start to get used to topic pages. That in turn will prompt NYT, BBC, news blogs and other professional media to take another look at topic pages. We’ll also begin to see Facebook, Twitter and other social networks experiment with topical organization of content too. Watch this space! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How to Stop Procrastinating Now

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first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Success comes from doing the things that most people don’t want to do–when they need to be done. You repel success when you procrastinate. Here’s how to beat procrastination once and for all.From To Do to Why DoA to-do list looks like an endless list of tasks waiting to be completed. It can feel like an uninspiring list of work demanding both your time and attention. But doing what needs done–when it needs done–is what you must do to be successful.A list of tasks divorced from some big, compelling mission can be uninspiring. You can make the tasks you need to complete more compelling by attaching them to a bigger reason “why.” Instead of looking at a mind-numbing list of to-do’s, create an inspiring list of “why-do’s.” Attach the task to your greater mission, your goals, and your identity.I have a half a dozen tasks I have to complete regularly, all of which take time and require me to be creative. I have very little interest in these tasks, but they are important to my marketing goals. These tasks are attached to my goals around my personal brand, my income, and my financial goals. Because they outcomes are important, I do the tasks.Being productive has a technical component, like making task lists. But all the action is on wrapped up in the emotional aspects of being productive. You can hate the task and still be compelled to get it done when you are in love with your mission and the meaning it creates for your life.Look at a couple of the tasks that you’ve been putting off for far too long. Why are these tasks important to you and your success? How do they move you closer to your goals? When you think about who you are at your core, how does avoiding these task jeopardize your identity? Would the best version of yourself avoid these tasks, or would they get them done?Make RoutinesMany of the tasks you complete are boring, mindless, and mundane. But they are also necessary. Some of the things that you need to do are unpleasant, but critical to your success. You can avoid procrastinating by making these tasks routine. Here is an example of the morning routine that I follow each and every day.5:00 AM – 5:10 AM: Meditation and affirmations5:10 AM – 5:30 AM: Update personal journal (each day I start with an entry on what I am grateful for that day)5:30 AM – 6:00 AM: Write blog post for TSB6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Complete daily training and exerciseMost days I don’t want to do my meditations and affirmations. That’s why I do them first. I never want to make a journal entry, but if I don’t write the entry, I will not have a record of the things that were most important to me at this time later, and I am compelled to examine my life. I am a writer, so that one is easy. If I exercise in the morning, it gets done. The later it gets in the day, the greater the likelihood that I miss my workout.I have also made it routine to tackle the most difficult or unpleasant task first thing every day. Problems don’t age well, particularly not problems that require difficult conversations with other human beings.Look at your list of tasks. What tasks do you need to bundle together and create a routine to follow with a frightening level of devotion and consistency?Do Three Things Each DayYou are constrained by time and energy. When you invest these resources in one area, you eliminate your ability to invest them elsewhere. You can’t do everything that needs to be done. Looking at the entire list creates resistance because it’s overwhelming (my task list today has 153 tasks, an impossible feat in a month, let alone a day).It’s easy to stop procrastinating when you stop looking at the massive list you have in front of you and focus on only the three most important outcomes you need to achieve each day.Choose three major outcomes for each day. What are the tasks that must be done that contribute the most to your major outcomes or goals? Block time for the three most important tasks each day, and focus on completing those three tasks. If nothing else gets done, you will have still made progress towards your mission and your goals.By devoting 90 minutes to each of your three tasks without procrastinating, you will be doing more work than most of the distracted, urgency-addicted, reactive people you know. You will be intentional and proactive instead.Right now look at your task list. What are the three things that, if completed today, would have the biggest impact on your results and move you closer to your goals? Put those on the calendar and get them done.Follow this recipe to stop procrastinating and take the actions that move you closer to your goals now. last_img read more

NGT raps Ministry over groundwater notification

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first_imgThe National Green Tribunal on Tuesday rapped the Union Water Resources Ministry over its notification pertaining to groundwater extraction.A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel came down heavily on the Ministry and said that the notification, issued on December 12, was against “national interest”.No-objection certificateIn the notification, the Ministry had said that industries extracting groundwater and those that use the same for packaged drinking water, would need to apply for a no-objection certificate from the government. However, the agriculture sector will be exempt from the fees, the notification had said.The Ministry informed the Bench that a Water Conservation Fee has also been introduced in the revised guidelines.Water Conservation Fee “The WCF payable varies with the category of the area, type of industry and the quantum of groundwater extraction and is designed to progressively increase from over-exploited areas and from low to high water consuming industries as well as with increasing quantum of groundwater extraction,” read the affidavit submitted by the Ministry before the NGT.However, stating that merely imposing a cost was not enough to curb groundwater extraction, the green panel has asked other parties, including the petitioners, to put forth their suggestions and objections to the guidelines.While asking the petitioners to file their responses to the notification by January 2, the Tribunal added that a detailed order including the directions will be uploaded by the NGT by January 11.Earlier, the NGT had rapped the Central Ground Water Authority for failing to curb illegal extraction of groundwater and directed the Ministry to notify a policy by December 18.last_img read more