For generations of students, the sandwich has been the center of the sack lunch universe. But today some parents are borrowing lunch ideas from other cultures in an effort to boost variety in their children’s diets.Bento boxes, which, until recently, were used primarily by Japanese schoolchildren, have become increasingly popular in the United States. What separates a bento box from a traditional lunchbox is a series of compartments that hold separate servings of protein, rice, vegetables or fruit.Bento lunches are also known for being cute. The internet is full of bento photos featuring rice mounds painstakingly pressed into the shape of dolphins, and flowers made out of ham slices.Will that effort entice children to try new things? Possibly, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension health and nutrition specialist Alison Berg. But she adds that you don’t have to make every lunch an arts and crafts project to give bento boxes a try.“I think it’s a good option in terms of exposing kids to a larger variety in a way that is developmentally appropriate,” said Berg, who is also an assistant professor of foods and nutrition in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “Finger foods are great for that because kids find them less intimidating.”Bento box lunches usually contain portions of bite-sized pieces of vegetables and fruit, pieces of meat or tea-sized sandwiches and crackers.The key to keeping what is basically a collection of snacks healthy is the ratio. The boxes should have four parts healthy carbohydrates, like whole wheat crackers or molded brown rice; two parts protein, like cheese, lean meats (think turkey, low-fat ham or chicken breast) or chickpeas; one part fruits, like sliced apples; and one part vegetables, like carrot sticks.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ChooseMyPlate.gov website has a detailed background on recommended portion sizes for kids of all ages and has some great suggestions for new lunchbox favorites.Unless the lunchbox can be kept cool in a refrigerator or with an ice pack, it’s important to pack food that will be safe to eat at room temperature.One of the key concepts that parents need to remember when introducing new foods into a child’s lunchbox — like swapping those carrot sticks for cauliflower florets — is to keep offering them and to keep some old standbys in there. A bento box full of new foods might result in a hungry kid, but consistently offering one or two new items a day will eventually broaden children’s palates.“Kids might need 20 to 30 exposures to a new food before they will truly accept it. Offering foods in a way that’s fun and easy for them, like finger foods in a bento box, might help speed up the process, and that’s good for kids and their parents,” Berg said.For more information about helping your child to become a more adventurous eater and making better food choices at any age, visit eatright.org.
DIRECTORS of Archery Guyana paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton at the Ministry’s headquarters on Main Street on Wednesday.During the visit, they discussed with the Minister who also has responsibility for Culture,Youth and Sport, their plans for the future and gave an update as to the progress of Archery Guyana thus far.A proposed Junior Archery Programme, Schools Programme and Para-Archery Programme were also discussed with plans being made to pursue more outreach programmes.Early in2018, Archery Guyana will be hosting an International Olympic Coach here for 10 days to conduct a coaching clinic.Persons interested in becoming involved in the sport are urged to do indicate early so they can learn and be able to benefit from the said coaching.Minister Norton has expressed his commitment to work with Archery Guyana and looks forward to help promote and developing the novel sport in Guyana.
Those giving support to the idea include rival Rafael Nadal and 12-time major singles champion Billie Jean King, who founded the WTA and has long said men and women should share one tour. Women’s tennis stars Simona Halep (HA’-lehp) and Garbiñe Muguruza (moo-gah-ROO’-thah) have also voiced their approval.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSHornets coach says players aren’t in game shapeUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is bracing for the suspended NBA season not to resume, saying everyone is preparing for the worst-case scenario.If the season should resume, VanVleet says he isn’t convinced health concerns can be adequately addressed as long as the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat. He described himself as a skeptic in a conference call Wednesday and questioned whether a return to action could be carried out safely. VanVleet also said he doesn’t relish the idea of playing in front of empty arenas. April 22, 2020 GOLF-WOODS/MICKELSONWoods-Mickelson rematch to include Brady, ManningUNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are primed for a made-for-TV rematch, and they’ll be paired with a pair of NFL rival quarterbacks.Turner Sports says quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join them for a two-on-two match to be aired on TNT sometime in May. Turner didn’t provide specifics concerning the exact date or location, only to say that tournament organizers would work with government and health officials to meet safety and health standards.Turner said all donations and fundraising from the match would benefit relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic. McGraw is one of five Division I men’s or women’s basketball coaches with at least 930 wins, nine Final Fours and multiple titles. She logged 842 over 24 seasons with the Irish.TENNIS-FEDERER-TOUR MERGERFederer wants ATP-WTA mergerUNDATED (AP) — Roger Federer is calling for the merger of the governing bodies for the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans.The 20-time Grand Slam champion issued the notion in a series of tweets, saying it probably should have happened a long time ago and maybe now is really the time. GOLF HALL OF FAME-MAXWELL BERNINGMaxwell Berning, winner of 3 US Opens, gets in Hall of FameUNDATED (AP) — Susie Maxwell Berning is the fourth and final person to be inducted next year in the World Golf Hall of Fame.She won the U.S. Women’s Open three times in a six-year span. Only five other women have won at least three U.S. Women’s Open and all of them are in the Hall of Fame.Maxwell Berning won a fourth major at the Women’s Western Open. She had 11 career victories on the LPGA Tour while raising two daughters. She joins Tiger Woods, Marion Hollins and former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem in the 2021 induction class.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 NFL-NEWSTrade reunites Gronkowski with Brady in Tampa BayUNDATED (AP) — Rob Gronkowski has become an official member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The tight end will be catching passes from Tom Brady again after the New England Patriots agreed to send him to the Bucs, along with a seventh-round pick in this weekend’s draft. The Pats receive a fourth-round selection.Gronkowski earned four All-Pro selections in nine seasons while serving as one of Brady’s top targets at New England. Brady signed a two-year, $50 package with New England past month. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-RED SOX-SIGN STEALINGRed Sox stripped of pick, Cora banned in sign stealing scamsNEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have escaped the heavy punishment doled out to the Houston Astros in their separate sign-stealing scandals. The 31-year-old Gronkowski has one year and $10 million left on his contract. He comes out of retirement following a one-year absence.In other NFL news:— Giants defensive tackle Leonard Williams has signed his non-exclusive franchise tag. Williams will earn a salary in the 2020 season based on the average of the top five salaries from his position. The two sides can negotiate a long-term contract during the season. The Giants acquired Williams on Oct. 29 from the Jets for two draft choices.— The head of the NFL Players Association says the new collective bargaining agreement does not have a similar clause to one that allows the NBA to start cutting players’ pay in mid-May. Executive Director DeMaurice (deh-MOHR’-ihs) Smith said Wednesday on a call with reporters that the CBA with the NFL does not have a provision that would prevent someone from fulfilling a contract because of unforeseeable circumstances. The NBA is using that clause to begin taking a 25% chunk out of players’ checks starting May 15 for a league that shut down March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL began its new business year March 18.— The New Orleans Saints have canceled their offseason program because of the coronavirus shutdown and informed players they will not be required to report to club headquarters until training camp, whenever that may be. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said coach Sean Payton informed players of the decision today, adding that the club will remain in regular communication with players between now and the opening of training camp. In other virus-related developments:— Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says he thinks some players could need “multiple weeks” to get back into true basketball shape if the NBA decides to return to action this season. The league hasn’t played games in nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Borrego says unlike when there was a lockout — and players gathered routinely for five-on-five pickup games in gyms — he knows some players who don’t have access to a court to work on basketball-specific drills.— Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic director Vince Tyra also announced 4% pay cuts for staffers earning more than $100,000 in the next year, with those earning below that figure taking 2% salary cuts. The newest salary cuts do not include head coaches, senior staff or the AD, whose salaries were reduced 10% earlier this month.— A staff member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has tested positive for COVID-19. Tokyo organizers issued a statement Wednesday saying the male employee in his 30s worked at the headquarters building in Tokyo and was in quarantine at home. They said the area where he worked would be disinfected, and people who worked nearby have been told to stay home. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed last month until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.— The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the pandemic. City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has stripped the Red Sox of their second-round pick in this year’s draft while also punishing former Boston skipper Alex Cora for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing maneuvers of 2017 and ‘18.Manfred concluded Red Sox replay system operator J.T. Watkins broke rules by using in-game video to revise sign sequences provided to players. According to Manfred, Watkins was a “key participant” in the 2017 Apple incident, when the Red Sox used a smartwatch to relay decoded signs from the replay room to the dugout.Watkins was suspended without pay through this year’s postseason and prohibited from serving as the replay room operator through 2021.Meanwhile, Cora has been suspended through the 2020 postseason for his previous conduct as bench coach with the Astros. Cora became manager of the Red Sox in 2018 and left the team last winter.Manfred found Boston’s conduct far less egregious than that of the Astros, whom he determined used video to steal catchers’ signs during their run to the 2017 World Series title and again during the 2018 season. Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended through the 2020 postseason on Jan. 13 and Houston was fined $5 million, the maximum under the Major League Constitution. The Astros were penalized their next two first- and second-round amateur draft picks. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOREx-Michigan tight end Chuck Christian says he was abusedANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first former University of Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him believes he would have sought medical help sooner for what has become stage 4 prostate cancer if he hadn’t been victimized in college.Chuck Christian said during a videoconferencing interview Wednesday that the late Dr. Robert Anderson gave him unnecessary rectal exams before he played for the Wolverines during the 1977-80 seasons. The 60-year-old Christian said he would have been quicker to seek cancer treatment if he wasn’t emotionally scarred by Anderson’s annual physicals.Christian is one of hundreds of University of Michigan graduates who allege that Anderson molested them under the guise that the abuse was a normal part of the physicals they had to get in order to participate in sports. Update on the latest sports — Percy Harvin is planning an NFL comeback, nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season and show his 32-year-old body still has what it takes to be an elite playmaker. Harvin’s decision to resume his career comes after he underwent hip surgery last August. Doctors found a blockage he says may have been there since high school.WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NOTRE DAME-MCGRAWNotre Dame’s McGraw retiresUNDATED (AP) — One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball history has stepped down.Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw has abruptly retired after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes 936 victories and two national championships in 33 seasons. The 64-year-old McGraw became the 13th woman inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame three years ago, one year before her second NCAA title.
One of the newest cultural clubs on campus offers a chance to celebrate culture in a unique way: through powwows and rituals.The new Native American Culture Club was created this semester to fill what some saw as a void on campus.Rev. Jim Burklo, associate dean of Religious Life, sparked the club’s creation. While working at Stanford University in a religious office, Burklo said he often observed students frequenting the Native American Studies office, admiring the active cultural center for Native Americans at the school.At USC, Burklo said, he saw an “empty place in the club offerings,” and decided to help found a Native American Cultural Club on campus.“Native American culture can be a useful model for the role of spirituality in life,” Burklo said. “Americans tend to think of religion as a set of beliefs, whereas Native Americans weave culture and religion together. It issomething that all religions can learn from.”At the start of the semester, Burklo approached Antonia Blumberg, a sophomore anthropology major who works in the Office of Religious Life, and enlisted her to help with starting up the club.Blumberg said the club is intended for students of Native American ancestry as well as those, like herself, who simply have an interest in native cultures and traditions.She said the club focuses on Native American spirituality and rituals.“We want to celebrate native ancestry with powwows, sun dances and visiting healers and chiefs,” Blumberg said.To keep a religious focus, the club emphasizes animistic spirituality at its events. Many tribes share a common belief that spirits are present in all earthly objects including rocks, trees and animals, Blumberg said.At one recent meeting, members of the club performed a ritual sweat lodge — a group therapy session where attendees sit and share emotions and concerns, according to Merisenda Bills, a junior majoring in broadcast journalism who participated in the sweat lodge.Bills said she has a Native American great-grandmother, and joined the club because she is interested in learning more about Native American culture and practices. She also hopes the club will help the Native American culture gain more exposure.“There are so many people of Native American ancestry in LA and not many people know about it,” Bills said. “This club should open their minds and expand their knowledge on their culture.”
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Not pictured is Anthony, but he was with the group on that vacation. During an Instagram Live session with Wade earlier this week, Anthony was asked by Gabrielle Union to tell the story of the time he “didn’t look like [he] was going to make it” on that 2015 trip to the Bahamas. Back in 2015, a group of NBA superstars formed what was later dubbed the “Banana Boat Crew.” (There’s even a Wikipedia page about it.) The crew consists of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.This foursome got this name because of, well, because of this: Although Anthony didn’t specify what year the story took place, it seems safe to assume it was from that particular vacation. As for the story itself, Anthony credits James for saving his life.Anthony:”We jumped off the boat in the Bahamas, everybody swam to the little grotto over there, underneath. Then we came out. All of y’all went to the boat. It was my fault though, because I’m still trying to see the last little bit of the barracudas snorkeling and all that. So, it was my fault. Then I look up, and the current is taking me in the middle of the ocean, like opposite from the boat.”Wade: “We couldn’t see you.”Anthony:”I know. And it was windy. All types of s— was going on through my head, I’m going to be honest with you. Then I look up at the boat, and I see Bron jump off the boat like he’s MacGyver. … He jumps off the boat into the water. He was bringing me back with one arm. He’s swimming with the other arm. He’s carrying me in one arm.”Wade:”I’ve told people this story before. Listen, I’ve seen LeBron do lots of amazing things on the court. Off the court, when he went and saved Melo’s life.”Anthony:”He saved my life. I can’t hold you. He saved my life, he saved my life. Yo Bron, I appreciate that. You saved my life that day.”It’s impossible to know how that story would have unfolded if James didn’t spring into action. But thankfully he did, and we still have Anthony here today to tell the story. (Splash News) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c/34/banana-boat-crew_1p3wodmh00bc41mayi8psbzt2f.png?t=581917985&w=500&quality=80