Fruits And Veggies Go Big With More Than 85 Celebrities

first_imgFNV, a first of its kind national brand, has signed on major celebrities like Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Cam Newton, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, and Victor Cruz as the brand continues to build a fresh and bold movement behind fruits and veggies.Julianne Hough gives oranges a perfect 10 in the celebrity packed FNV campaignOf the $2 billion per year spent on advertising food & beverages to youth, less than one percent is spent on healthier foods. Now, celebrities are gracing billboards, infiltrating internet radio and dominating newsfeeds to give fruits and veggies some skin in the game.Launched in 2015 by the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), of which former First Lady Michelle Obama is an honorary chair, the FNV campaign has been flooded with support from new celebrities, partners and fans who want to support the work that Mrs. Obama began during her years in the White House. Committed to building a healthier America, read in the former First Lady’s own words how proud she is to be on Team FNV alongside so many celebrities using their star-power to get America to eat more fruits and vegetables.“I hear from my fans and blog readers constantly about their frustrations with making healthier choices and the challenges of incorporating fruits and vegetables into their everyday routines.” Said dancer, singer and actress Julianne Hough. “When I think about the overwhelming amount of marketing power behind less healthy options, I’m proud to support the FNV brand’s effort to spark a movement behind fruits and veggies.”Fruits and veggies need a campaign as bold, bright and colorful as they are. FNV has already seen the power in using out of the box marketing as a tool to inspire young people to eat more fruits and veggies. Research conducted by PHA in pilot markets shows that seven out of 10 survey respondents reported eating more fruits and vegetables after seeing or hearing about the campaign while grocery retailers who brought the campaign in-store saw an a measurable rise in produce sales.“When I make a decision to put my support behind an effort, I look for brands and causes that I can feel proud of as a mom,” says actress Kristen Bell. “FNV is exactly that. I think about all of the ads I see for less-than healthy products and how my kids watch what I put on my own plate. So I jumped at the opportunity to endorse fruits and veggies and join this one of a kind campaign.”Now in major cities nationwide, FNV is making waves with headlines like Kristen Bell Likes Her Veggies Frozen, through viral content like Michelle Obama and the Final Five powering up with fruits and veggies that has garnered over one million views to date, and at events like iHeart Radio’s Fiesta Latina giving away peach better have my money swag.The national FNV campaign is powered by partners such as powerhouse brand Ocean Spray Cranberries, leading healthcare providers BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Trinity Health, and influencer engagement leaders Whistle Sports, which brings their over 213 million social followers to the campaign. Fueled by their nationwide expansion, FNV is now launching innovative public private partnerships at the state level aimed at addressing public health challenges through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) initiatives reaching low-income individuals and families in communities that lack access to affordable and diverse produce options.Celebrating their two-year anniversary this month, FNV is just getting started in the effort to inspire people to eat more fruits and vegetables – or as best said by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, “Eat Your Effin Vees.”last_img read more

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Gabon Builds Replica of Mohammed V Mausoleum

Rabat – A replica of the famous mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat was built in Gabon.The white marble building with a green roof houses the body of the former head of state Omar Bongo, who died in 2009 after 42 years in power.The 6,500 square meters building was built by Moroccan architect Shafik Kabbaj and it includes a mosque, a museum and a library. The mausoleum was inaugurated by the son and successor of the former Gabonese President Ali Bongo and it stands on the heights of Franceville in southern east of the country.The original mausoleum of Mohammed V in Rabat, designed by a Vietnamese architect, houses the remains of Kings Mohammed V, Hassan II, and Prince Moulay Abdellah. read more

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Ranil calls for tolerance and coexistence this Christmas

“Birth unites the world in a strong bond of compassion, warmth and love for mankind.Let us embrace the spirit of fellowship renewed through the birth of Jesus Christ as a theme that will truly inspire all of us, to reflect on the message of peace and love He brought to the world,” he said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for tolerance and co-existence this Christmas.In his Christmas message, the Prime Minister said that every Christmas, Christians rejoice in celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace, in a spirit of fellowship and love. This Christmas, he called on everyone to truly aspire to create an environment in which all can love one another in harmony, tolerance and co-existence that was and is central to the birth and life of Jesus Christ. read more

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Riders give Sask Childrens Hospital a boost as moving plans proceed for

With patients set to move into the brand-new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon on Sept. 29, staff are going over hundreds of items that need attention before the doors open.Carrie Dornstauder, provincial executive director of maternal and children’s programs, said in a press conference Friday that 599 items have been identified as needing fixes since construction finished. She said those items have been prioritized and many are already well on their way to getting sorted out.“Anything that’s a priority one will be ready for day one or we wouldn’t be moving. Some of them will continue on for a period after. It may be as simple as ‘Do we have enough lockers for nurses? Do we want to move a desk, or a chair?’ Or, ‘Are we waiting for another computer screen?’” Interim head of pediatrics Dr. Ron Siemens said issues raised last week by child and adolescent psychiatrists who toured the facility are also being worked through. Some of those concerns included sight lines from some nursing stations potentially leaving opportunities for patients to harm themselves. There were also concerns raised that some sliding doors could be barricaded from the inside and that potentially harmful items were being stored in unlocked cupboards.Siemens said he’s keeping in contact with the head of child and adolescent psychiatry to work through issues that have been identified. He noted there are some cases where something that appeared to a safety problem during a walk-through of an empty facility will not be an issue when staff are present.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“In our pediatric emergency, the patients are never by themselves. They’re always with either family or security or the nurse right in front of them. So we don’t see (sight lines in that area) as a major problem, but when you walk through, you might see it as a problem because you don’t know what process we have in place.”Siemens compared the process of identifying and fixing issues with what a family might experience moving into a brand new home.“You get in and you say ‘Gee, that desk is in the wrong place, that window needs a little help.’ And so, we’re having those things. We’re making sure that each division gives us their questions, we deal with them and we move forward in a continuous process of improvement.”Roughriders announce lottery partnership with hospital foundationAlso Friday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ charitable foundation announced it is joining forces with the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation (JPCHF) on a new lottery benefitting a number of causes in the province, including the hospital.Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation Board Chair Craig Reynolds unveiled the new Touchdown for Kids Millionaire Lottery in Saskatoon’s Kinsmen Park.“We’ve been big supporters of the Jim Pattison Hospital Foundation for years and so to partner with them was just natural and allows us to do so many great things in the community and do more in the community,” Reynolds said. Matt Smith / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Funds raised will be split evenly between the Riders’ foundation, in support of youth programs around the province, and the hospital foundation.Brynn Boback-Lane, president and CEO of the Jim Pattison Hospital Foundation, said initiatives like the lottery will help keep the new hospital up-to-date.“It’s one thing to build a new children’s hospital for the province. It’s another thing to ensure that it’s sustainable and that we always have the right equipment and the right programming in place for the families and the children that come, the moms-to-be that come through the doors.” Bryn Levy / Saskatoon StarPhoenix  Tickets for the lottery went on sale starting Friday. The final draw will be held Dec. 19 for prizes including a $1 million grand prize, along with a $500,000 early bird prize available for tickets purchased before Nov. 25.blevy@postmedia.comRelated Irene Dube’s handmade blankets make Children’s Hospital more homelike Children’s hospital celebrates upcoming opening amid internal tensions Children’s hospital to be named after Jim Pattison following ‘historic’ $50 million gift Matt Smith / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Brynn Boback-Lane, president and CEO of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation announces the Touchdown for Kids Millionaire Lottery in Saskatoon, Sask. on Sept. 20, 2019. (left-to-right) Saskatchewan Health Authority vice-president Corey Miller, maternal and children’s programs executive director Carrie Dornstauder and interim pediatrics head Dr. Ron Siemens speak to media on Sept. 20, 2019 in Saskatoon, Sask. Roughrider Foundation Board Chair Craig Reynolds announces the Touchdown for Kids Millionaire Lottery in partnership with the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. Photo taken in Saskatoon, Sask. on Sept. 20, 2019. read more

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Italian court convicts 5 Costa employees of manslaughter in Concordia shipwreck that

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Colleen Barry And Francesco Sportelli, The Associated Press Posted Jul 20, 2013 5:29 am MDT Italian court convicts 5 Costa employees of manslaughter in Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 GROSSETO, Italy – Five employees of an Italian cruise company were convicted Saturday of manslaughter in the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 people, receiving sentences of less than three years that lawyers for victims and survivors criticized as too lenient.The guilty verdicts for multiple manslaughter and negligence were the first reached in the sinking of the cruise liner carrying more than 4,000 crew and passengers near the Tuscan shore in January 2012.The ship’s captain, the only remaining defendant, was denied a plea bargain and is being tried separately. He faces up to 20 years, if convicted of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning the ship.On Saturday, lawyers representing the 32 victims of the shipwreck said the sentences of the plea bargain — a fraction of what is usually handed down for manslaughter — were inadequate given the gravity of the disaster.“It seems like a sentence for illegal construction,” said lawyer Massimiliano Gabrielli. “It’s an embarrassment.”Another lawyer for victims, Daniele Bocciolini, called the sentences “insufficient” and questioned the prosecutors’ hypothesis placing the lion’s share of the blame on Capt. Francesco Schettino.The five employees of the Costa Crociere SpA cruise company were charged for their respective roles in the nautical manoeuvr that put the ship in peril, evacuation and response to the emergency.The longest sentence went to the company’s crisis co-ordinator, who was sentenced to two years and 10 months. Concordia’s hotel director was sentenced to two years and six months, while two bridge officers and a helmsman got sentences ranging from one year and eight months to one year and 11 months.The bridge officials and helmsman were also convicted of a charge of causing a shipwreck, in addition to multiple manslaughter and negligence.The court’s reasoning for its decision will be released within 90 days, as is standard in Italy.Prosecutors accused the crisis co-ordinator, who wasn’t aboard the ship, of downplaying the severity of the emergency and delaying adequate response, while the hotel director was charged for his role in the evacuation, described by passengers as chaotic.The helmsman was blamed for steering the ship in the wrong direction after Schettino ordered a corrective manoeuvr.Prosecutor Francesco Verusio said the convictions confirmed investigators’ version of events.“I don’t think there are any more doubts about the responsibility that falls above all on the shoulders of Schettino,” Verusio said.Schettino is charged with manslaughter for causing the shipwreck off the Tuscan island of Giglio and abandoning the vessel with thousands aboard. That trial opened this week, and was continued after two hearings until the end of September.The Concordia, on a week-long Mediterranean cruise, speared a jagged granite reef when, prosecutors allege, Schettino steered the ship too close to Giglio’s rocky shores as a favour to a crewman whose relatives live on the island. Schettino has denied the charges and insisted that the rock was not in nautical maps.The reef sliced a 70-meter-long (230-foot) gash in the hull. Seawater rushed in, causing the ship to rapidly lean to one side until it capsized, then drifted to a rocky stretch of seabed just outside the island’s tiny port.Survivors have described a delayed and confused evacuation. The bodies of two victims were never found, but they were declared dead after a long search.___Barry contributed from Milan. read more

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Microsoft launches new Windows 10 hoping for better reception than its last

Microsoft launches new Windows 10, hoping for better reception than its last release SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC is no longer king.The first people to get the new software Wednesday included about 5 million “insiders,” or tech enthusiasts who previously enrolled in an early preview program. Microsoft is counting on tens or even hundreds of millions more to download its latest release for free in coming months.Others will get the software when they buy a new PC. While some new models equipped with Windows 10 are available in stores this week, more will hit the market this fall. Microsoft and major PC makers are planning a global ad campaign that will extend into the crucial holiday shopping season.Although Windows 10 is coming to PCs and tablets first, it’s also designed to run phones, game consoles and even holographic headsets. It has new features, a streamlined Web browser called Edge and a desktop version of Cortana, the online assistant that is Microsoft’s answer to Google Now and Apple’s Siri.Still, the company insists Windows 10 will seem familiar to users of Windows 7, the older operating system still running on most PCs. Microsoft and PC makers want to erase the memory of the last big update, 2012’s Windows 8, which alienated many with its jarring, unwieldy design.Microsoft skipped the name Windows 9, as if to distance itself further from the last release. While many analysts believe Windows 8 made sagging PC sales even worse, it’s far from certain if Windows 10 will spur the industry back to growth.Here’s a look at the launch and why it matters:___Q: What happens this week?A: Microsoft planned to hold promotional events in several cities Wednesday, tied to a global ad campaign and a series of charitable donations. In addition to the 5 million insiders, anyone with the Home or Pro versions of Windows 7 or 8 — but not the Enterprise versions used by big companies — will be eligible to download Windows 10 for free, at any time over the next year.It’s not clear how many people will get it the first day; Microsoft says it will deliver downloads in waves, to ensure things go smoothly, but it hasn’t said how long that will take. Details on how to upgrade are here: http://bit.ly/1eNCySl .Retailers such as Best Buy, Staples and Wal-Mart should have some desktops and laptops with Windows 10 already installed. They’ll also be able to update the software on new PCs that were shipped with the last version of Windows.___Q: Why is Microsoft giving Windows 10 for free?A: The company wants to get the new software on as many devices as possible. Microsoft is betting that a large pool of users will help convince independent programmers that it’s worth their time to build useful or entertaining apps for Windows 10 devices. Executives also believe that if people are exposed to the latest and best Windows, they’re more likely to try other Microsoft products on PCs and mobile devices.CEO Satya Nadella says he wants to have 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in three years. Microsoft estimates there are 1.5 billion people who currently use some kind of Windows. Rather than charging them to upgrade, as Microsoft used to do, it’s embracing the free download model pioneered by Apple and Google.___Q: How will Microsoft make money?A: Microsoft will still collect licensing fees from PC makers that install Windows 10 on new machines. In recent years, most consumers have waited until they bought a new computer to get the latest Windows. Microsoft also makes money from selling Windows and other software to large businesses and organizations.In addition, Microsoft is counting on Windows 10 to spur more use of other services. Microsoft makes money from selling advertising for its Bing search engine; it also collects fees from people who use premium versions of its Office software, OneDrive cloud storage and Skype.___Q: Why does this matter to consumers?A: Microsoft says Windows 10 is designed for the way people use computers today — with a faster Web browser and features that make it easier to start tasks on a PC and then switch to a hand-held device. (Apple and Google tout similar features in their software.)Windows 10 also lets users log in with their face, iris or thumbprint, instead of remembering passwords, though this works only with computers equipped with the right hardware.Most PC users are still working with six-year-old Windows 7, thanks to Windows 8’s unpopularity. But Microsoft plans to phase out maintenance and security support for Windows 7 over the next five years, and for Windows 8 by 2023, as it did with the older Windows XP. Still, there’s no need to panic about upgrading right away.___Q: Why is it important to the tech industry?A: The growth in mobile devices has caused PC sales to decline for more than three years, hurting manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard and companies like Microsoft and Intel, whose products are used with PCs.Windows 10 won’t make people give up their hand-held gadgets, but it’s part of Nadella’s strategy to reposition Microsoft for a world where people use multiple devices. At the same time, PC makers are hoping it helps boost interest in their products, since some Windows 10 features are designed to work best with the latest hardware advances.Jeff Barney, who runs Toshiba’s consumer PC business, said the new software is easier to use than Windows 8 and will complement Toshiba’s newest machines. Barney said he isn’t expecting a big rush to stores Wednesday, but “over time, I think we’re going to see a positive trend in sales.” by Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press Posted Jul 29, 2015 1:08 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this April 29, 2015 file photo, a Dell laptop computer running Windows 10 is on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, July 29, 2015, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) read more

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NTSB 2 dead no distress call in UPS cargo crash

Police cruisers are parked outside the terminal at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va after a fatal plane crash, Friday, May 5, 2017. A cargo plane contracted by UPS went off the runway and over a hillside at the West Virginia airport Friday morning, an airport official said. (AP Photo/Ben Queen) NTSB: 2 dead, no distress call in UPS cargo crash by Michael Virtanen, The Associated Press Posted May 5, 2017 6:27 am MDT Last Updated May 5, 2017 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The crew of a propeller plane carrying UPS cargo made no distress call before the small aircraft landed hard enough to gouge the runway and break into pieces on Friday, a federal investigator said.Both the pilot and co-pilot were killed as their plane went off the edge of a steep, wooded hillside. There was no fire, but responders had to cut their way through thick brush and trees from above and below to reach their bodies.“It’s difficult terrain to negotiate,” said Mike Plante, a spokesman at Yeager airport, which serves West Virginia’s capital.The Air Cargo Carriers plane had departed from Louisville, Kentucky, at 5:43 a.m. and arrived at the Charleston, West Virginia, airport at 6:51 a.m., Plante said.National Transportation Safety Board lead investigator Bill English said the sky was overcast, with about 10 miles of visibility under the cloud cover, which began at about 500 feet above the ground.The airport will remain closed until Saturday at least, since the gouge marks may need repair, English said. United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines cancelled upcoming flights in and out.Joining the NTSB probe is the FAA and the Short Brothers Co. of Northern Ireland, which makes the Short 330, a small, twin-engine turboprop.___This story has been corrected to show that the plane arrived at the airport at 6:51 a.m. read more

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UN human rights office voices concern after Tajikistan bans Islamic political party

According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the IRPT is the only Islamic political party legally registered in Central Asia and was party to the 1997 inter-Tajik peace agreement. Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for OHCHR, told a press briefing in Geneva that the Supreme Court of Tajikistan banned the IRPT earlier this week after ruling that it was ‘an extremist and terrorist organisation.’ “This decision followed a long-running campaign of pressure, intimidation and a subsequent crackdown by the Government on the IRPT,” she stated. On 17 September, the Office of the Prosecutor General issued an official statement stating that IRPT members were arrested to prevent new terrorist acts and accusing the party of organizing armed groups and instigating violence, including the 4 September attack on a police station, which left 39 people dead, including 14 police officers. At least 13 IRPT members, including from the party leadership, were arrested and detained on 16 and 17 September. The defence lawyer of several IRPT members, Buzurgmehr Yorov, was also arrested and subsequently charged with fraud and forgery. “We call upon the Tajik authorities to ensure that any measures taken in the fight against ‘terrorism’ or ‘extremism’ are fully in line with international human rights law, with full respect for the rights to freedom of religion, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, and association, participation in public affairs, and the principle of non-discrimination,” said Ms. Shamdasani. “The legality and conditions of detention must be guaranteed in line with relevant international norms and standards,” she added. read more

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William and Harry split royal households as Sussexes hire exClinton adviser

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex are to formally split their households, as they and their wives go their separate ways after a lifetime of being the nation’s favourite royal double act. The decision will be seen as a clear signal as to the direction of the Sussexes working lives,… The brothers are to separate every logistical element of their working lives, with staff based in different palaces and key aides moved or replaced. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, whose office will move to Buckingham Palace, have employed a new press secretary: a former senior adviser to Bill Clinton and Tony Blair’s government who worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and also advised Barack Obama.  read more

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Working group in place as Irelands Rugby World Cup bid takes next

first_imgMINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring have met with their Northern Irish counterparts in order to discuss the next steps in a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.Ministers Arlene Foster and Carál Ní Chulín were present at the meeting held in Armagh with the intention of setting up a working group, whose task will be to study the most suitable route for the World Cup plans to take in the coming months.This group will be designated the duty of informing both governments of the necessary elements for a formal bid, with their report set to be delivered in “a few months”.“Minister Ring and I were delighted to meet with Ministers Foster and Ní Chuilín to discuss the possibility of making a formal bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup,” said Varadkar. It was a very useful meeting and we have now agreed to set up a Working Group to draw up the road map for our bid. It’s still very early days, but the four of us believe that Ireland has what it takes to host a cracking World Cup.”Minister Ring believes the Rugby World Cup could leave a lasting, sporting legacy in Ireland.“An event of this scale will not only have a great benefit for rugby but will also raise the profile of what sport can do for the country. We all witnessed the massive boost to the national mood that was provided by the London Olympics.The revamped Ravenhill in Belfast will be a key part of the bid. ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd.“The Rugby World Cup is probably the largest event we could ever host on our own on the island and I would hope it would have a similar impact here. Sport is a great unifier, it brings people together and large events like this can also bring about a great sense of pride.”Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Carál Ní Chuilín, underlines that there is much work to be done if the bid is to be a success.The island of Ireland has a lot to offer the global rugby family and there would be a lot of benefits to be gained by hosting such a prestigious event. The Executive is investing £110m in upgrading stadia in Belfast which includes the redevelopment of Ravenhill.“While we would have world class venues to host the Rugby World cup, there is a lot of work required to get us into a position to make a successful bid.”Ní Chuilín’s sentiments echo the words of GAA Director General, Páraic Duffy, who told TheScore.ie that government funding would be required to upgrade his organisation’s stadiums ahead of the bid.Still, the 2023 Rugby World Cup has taken another important step in its journey. There is much more work to be done, but there are reasons to be optimistic.GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government fundingPeter Kenyon on board as Irish firm merges with international rugby agencylast_img read more

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Des algues pour lutter contre lobésité

first_imgDes algues pour lutter contre l’obésité Grande-Bretagne – L’ajout d’algues dans les produits alimentaires pourrait pallier l’épidémie croissante d’obésité qui s’abat dans les pays industrialisés.Une équipe de l’université de Newcastle en Grande-Bretagne a constaté que les algues ajoutées au pain, aux biscuits et aux yogourts pouvait réduire jusqu’à 75% la quantité de graisse absorbée par le corps. Le secret de ces algues anti-obésité est leur fibre naturelle, l’alginate, déjà utilisée en petites quantités dans les produits alimentaires comme épaississant. Pour le docteur Brownlee de l’Université de Newcastle, “cela suppose que si nous pouvons ajouter cette fibre naturelle aux produits alimentaires de consommation courante, tels que le pain, les biscuits et les yogourts, jusqu’à trois quarts des graisses contenues dans ce repas pourraient traverser le corps sans même être stockées”.Des tests gustatifs avaient par ailleurs suggéré que de plus grandes quantités pouvaient être ajoutées aux aliments sans en altérer la qualité. Pour le docteur, “ces tests montrent que cela est tout à fait réalisable, il faut désormais effectuer des essais cliniques afin de connaître l’effet de leur absorption dans le cadre d’un régime alimentaire normal”.D’après lui, les algues pourraient être plus efficaces que les produits de perte de poids vendus sur le marché. “Ces première conclusions montrent que les alginates pourraient offrir une réelle solution dans la lutte contre l’obésité”.Ajoutant qu'”en plus d’être un produit bénéfique en matière de prise de poids, l’alginate ajouté à la nourriture pourrait permettre d’absorber une plus grande quantité de fibres.” Les conclusions de cette étude sont en ce moment présentées à la Société Chimique américaine qui se réunit ce mois-ci San Francisco.Le 22 mars 2010 à 15:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Des hackers comptent mettre en orbite leurs propres satellites

first_imgDes hackers comptent mettre en orbite leurs propres satellitesLa semaine dernière à Berlin, lors du Chaos Communication Congress, un groupe de hackers allemands a fait part de plusieurs de leurs objectifs parmi lesquels celui d’envoyer leurs propres satellites dans l’espace. C’est le Chaos Computer Club, un groupe de hacker allemand influents et qui existe depuis une dizaine d’années qui est à l’origine du projet. Baptisé Hackerspace Global Grid, celui-ci a été présenté la semaine à Berlin lors d’un grand congrès et a grandement fait parler de lui, et pour cause. En effet, celui-ci comporte plusieurs objectifs et notamment celui d’envoyer en orbite des satellites.Au cours des dernières années, plusieurs particuliers ont réussi à mettre en orbite des engins de leur fabrication en utilisant des ballons. Toutefois, une fois lancé, ceux-ci restent peu de temps dans l’espace, sans oublier qu’il est difficile de les localiser. Mais les hackers ont leur petite idée. Ainsi, Armin Bauer, 26 ans qui soutient le projet depuis son domicile de Stuttgart travaille actuellement sur une infrastructure qui permettrait aux différentes parties du dispositif de communiquer. Concrètement, il pense user d’un réseau distribué de stations terrestres low-cost, achetées ou construites par des particuliers qui toutes connectées permettraient de localiser un satellite. Soit un fonctionnement inverse à celui du GPS, commente l’informaticien.com. Trois prototypes de stations au sol ont été annoncées pour mi-2012 mais les hackers espèrent en vendre quelques-unes “sans faire de profit” et pour un prix de 100 euros l’unité. À lire aussiSpaceX : la Tesla envoyée dans l’espace a déjà franchi une étapePar ailleurs, si les experts admettent que le projet est réalisable, ils mettent en évidence une autre difficulté. Placé sur une orbite basse, un satellite ne reste pas en place. Un mouvement constant qui pourrait être évité si l’engin est placé en orbite haute. Mais là encore, autre problème : s’il est plus éloigné, le satellite mettrait plus de temps à renvoyer un signal, d’où des délais potentiellement plus importants. Néanmoins, le projet fou des hackers ne s’arrête pas là, puisqu’ils espèrent également envoyer un astronome amateur sur la Lune, du moins d’ici les 23 prochaines années.  Le 3 janvier 2012 à 11:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Loot Animes August 2016 crate takes us BACK TO SCHOOL

first_img August 2016 BACK TO SCHOOL Loot Anime.<><> August 2016’s Loot Anime theme is BACK TO SCHOOL, and it’s a pretty compelling and amusing mish-mash of vaguely scholastic merch from anime series past and present. Omnicidal squid-senseis, gothic lesbian overtones, psychic demon-summoning ritualistic suicide enactment, the works. High schools in Japan must be amazing.Revolutionary Girl Utena bento boxAssassination Classroom dry erase board with magnetsDanganronpa neck tieFruits Basket keychain/phone charm setDigimon Adventure: Tri art card setPersona 3 manga volume 1Loot Anime BACK TO SCHOOL phone charmNo t-shirt in this crate, but still tons of great stuff. The Revolutionary Girl Utena bento box stands out, partly in a “Hey, I remember that weird anime” sense and partly because it’s actually a pretty nice two-compartment plastic bento with a set of chopsticks in the lid and an elastic loop that keeps it together. It’s a nice lunchbox.Assassination Classroom is an oddly heartwarming series about teacher murder, but the teacher in question is a memorable smiley-faced monster and the dry erase board is actually pretty handy. It’s covered in art from the anime, but it has both a desk stand and magnets so you can put it anywhere, and it comes with a white dry erase marker with an eraser in the cap.Danganronpa is best known for its creepy bear robot puppet thing that gets high school students to kill each other. The neck tie doesn’t straight up have a Monokuma on it, and thankfully has a simple red no symbol instead of the gross puffy belly button on the bear, and it looks pretty striking.Those are the big items in the crate. There are also some art cards from Digimon Adventure: Tri, which comes out in the US this month, plus a volume of the Persona 3 manga and a set of Fruits Basket keychains/phone charms. I don’t know what Fruits Basket is, but one of those characters is wearing onigiri as a hat.Loot Anime is one of Loot Crate’s themed monthly crates. $24.95 per month gets you a box full of anime and manga merch sent straight to your door. If you’re a huge weeb like me, it’s pretty great.last_img read more

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Rape victim takes own life

first_imgThe girl, who took poison allegedly after being raped on 2 September, succumbed to her injuries early Sunday in Manirampur, Jessore, reports UNB.The victim was Rasheda Begum, 14, daughter of Ratan Mandal of Muragachha village.Victim’s father said his distant cousin Sajib allured her daughter to go outside at night and raped her.The following morning, unable to bear the shame anymore as the incident spread among the villagers, Rashida took poison to take her life.Soon after the incident, she was rushed to Jhikargachha Upazila Health Complex where physicians gave her primary treatment and referred her to Jessore General Hospital.She died at 12:12am while undergoing treatment at the hospital.Md Firoz, sub-inspector of Monirampur police station, said victim’s father filed a rape case accusing Sajib.Police, meanwhile, arrested Sajib in this connection, the SI added.last_img read more

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Fashion rules for job interview

first_imgBefore heading out for a job interview, make sure you are dressed in solid colours and appropriate attire, suggest experts.Salesh Grover, Business Head at OSL Luxury Collections Pvt, Vandana Anurag, Founder of The Parisian Boudoir (online-multi-brand boutique) and designer Sunil Mehra have listed a few tips:* Make sure your clothes are clean and properly ironed, this will bring out your confidence. Wrinkled and untidy clothes leave a very negative impression. Don’t wear dirty and muddy shoes as they will make you appear unhygienic and lazy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* Always choose a tie that complements your suit as well as your shirt. Tie with small and conservative prints blend with all styles. Coordinate the tie with the suit. You can match the colour of tie with shoes.* Wear suits that are in darker hues like black and navy blue. Make sure it fits properly so that you look and do your best.* An attire reflects your personality, so always wear clothes that not only make you look good but also feel good. Always dress in to an outfit that brings out your inner confidence for an everlasting impression. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* For women, dress up in styles like pantsuits, sheath dresses and pencil skirts. For a sincere and mature look, conservative dressing is the best option.* Choose outfit that go well with the company culture and dress code. Your appearance will make the employer think of you as a perfect fit for their corporate culture.* Avoid wearing uncomfortable clothes and shoes as this will distract you from the interview and reduce your confidence.* Do not wear revealing and skin-fit outfit no matter how casual the office environment is.* Avoid suits with big prints as they are more suitable for casual occasionslast_img read more

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Get the 2in1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cable 3Pack for Just

first_imgOne of iPhone 7’s most talked-about feature (or lack of one, to be more precise) was Apple’s decision to remove headphone jack. While the 3.5mm jack is decades old and we should be happy to see it go, it’s not easy to run a Games of Throne marathon when you can either use a headphone or keep your phone on charging. What to do in scenarios like this? Well, you can either invest in Apple’s AirPods – and risk losing them – or you can buy something convenient and clever like this 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cable.Wccftech Deals is now offering you a 3-pack of this 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cable at a 56% discount. Head over to the Deals page for more details.2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cable: 3-PackYou may have bought an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and resigned yourself to a life of losing AirPods and other wireless headphones as you navigate life without a jack. Well, buck up! These 2-in-1 cables allow you to charge your iPhone 7 while still plugged in with your favorite headphones. Just plug it in and you can use one side of the adapter to plug in your wired headphones, and the other to send a charge to your phone from the wall. All your bases are covered.Use your existing wired headsets or headphones with your new iPhoneEnhance audio experience by allowing wired listeningCharge your phone while listening to music with attached Lightning adapter cordPlug into iPhones as far back as iPhone 5 for backwards compatibility Details & RequirementsMaterial: aluminum alloy and TPE wireLength: 13.5cmLightning adapter3.5mm headphone jackCompatibility: iPhone 5 or laterIncludes: 3 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cables (white cord, black tips)Original value: $49.99 | Wccftech Deals: $21.99 at 56% discount Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more January 2, 2013 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows changes in the brains of people with post-concussion syndrome (PCS), according to a new clinical study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers hope the results point the way to improved detection and treatment for the disorder.PCS affects approximately 20 to 30 percent of people who suffer mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) — defined by the World Health Organization as a traumatic event causing brief loss of consciousness and/or transient memory dysfunction or disorientation. Symptoms of PCS include headache, poor concentration and memory difficulty. Conventional neuroimaging cannot distinguish which MTBI patients will develop PCS.“Conventional imaging with CT or MRI is pretty much normal in MTBI patients, even though some go on to develop symptoms, including severe cognitive problems,” said Yulin Ge, M.D., associate professor, Department of Radiology at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City. “We want to try to better understand why and how these symptoms arise.”Ge’s study used MRI to look at the brain during its resting state, or the state when it is not engaged in a specific task, such as when the mind wanders or while daydreaming. The resting state is thought to involve connections among a number of regions, with the default mode network (DMN) playing a particularly important role.“Baseline DMN is very important for information processing and maintenance,” Ge said.Alterations in DMN have been found in several psychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, autism and schizophrenia, but little is known about DMN connectivity changes in MTBI.For the new study, Ge and colleagues used resting-state functional MRI to compare 23 MTBI patients who had post-traumatic symptoms within two months of the injury and 18 age-matched healthy controls. Resting state MRI detects distinct changes in baseline oxygen level fluctuations associated with brain functional networks between patients with MTBI and control patients.The MRI results showed that communication and information integration in the brain were disrupted among key DMN structures after mild head injury, and that the brain tapped into different neural resources to compensate for the impaired function.“We found decreased functional connectivity in the posterior network of the brain and increased connectivity in the anterior component, probably due to functional compensation in patients with PCS,” Ge said. “The reduced posterior connectivity correlated positively with neurocognitive dysfunction.”Ge and the other researchers hope to recruit additional MTBI patients for further studies with an eye toward developing a biomarker to monitor disease progression and recovery as well as treatment effects.“We want to do studies to look at the changes in the network over time and correlate these functional changes with structural changes in the brain,” he said. “This could give us hints on treatments to bring back cognitive function.”“Default-Mode Network Disruption in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.” Collaborating with Ge were Yongxia Zhou, Ph.D., Michael P. Milham, M.D., Ph.D., Yvonne W. Lui, M.D., Laura Miles, Ph.D., Joseph Reaume, B.S.R.T., Daniel K. Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert I. Grossman, M.D.For more information: RadiologyInfo.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | January 02, 2013 MRI Shows Brain Disruption in Patients with Post-Concussion Syndrome Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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3 suspected of terror attack on train in Czech Republic

first_imgPRAGUE (AP) — A prosecution official says Czech authorities have detained three suspects for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on a train.Stepanka Zenklova, a spokeswoman for Prague’s state prosecution, on Wednesday said the three, who have not been identified, face up to life in prison if tried and convicted of terrorism.Zenklova says three other people have also been investigated as suspects in the case, one for illegal weapons and two others for knowing about the attack plan and failing to intervene. 0 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist She said an unspecified dangerous weapon was seized by police during raids last week when police detained the six suspects. Three of them remain in police custody.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

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Obama Cyberattack attempts against US will accelerate

first_img Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility But Obama says the problem isn’t going away. He says both governments and individuals are “throwing everything they’ve got” at U.S. systems. Obama says that’s why the U.S. must be much more attentive to cybersecurity.Obama commented Monday in Germany at the close of a summit of the world’s leading democracies.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonacenter_img Top Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The difference between men and women when it comes to pain ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama says the problem of cybersecurity hacks targeting the U.S. government is going to accelerate.Obama is addressing cybersecurity following a massive hack of U.S. government employees’ personnel files, described as the most significant cyberattack in U.S. history.Obama says part of the problem is the U.S. has very old systems for detecting intrusions. He says the U.S. is upgrading old systems agency by agency to ensure that technology is up to date. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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