Ketogenic Diets: The Silver Bullet for Weight-Loss?

first_imgKetogenic Diet ReferencesMartin-McGill KJ, Jackson CF, Bresnahan R, Levy RG, Cooper PN. Ketogenic diets for drug-resistant epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;11:CD001903. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001903.pub4Rezaei S, Abdurahman AA, Saghazadeh A, Badv RS, Mahmoudi M. Short-term and long-term efficacy of classical ketogenic diet and modified Atkins diet in children and adolescents with epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr Neurosci. October 2017:1-18. doi:10.1080/1028415X.2017.1387721Astrup A, Meinert Larsen T, Harper A. Atkins and other low-carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss? Lancet. 2004;364(9437):897-899. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16986-9Foster GD, Wyatt HR, Hill JO, et al. A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet for obesity. N Engl J Med. 2003;348(21):2082-2090. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa022207Brehm BJ, Seeley RJ, Daniels SR, D’Alessio DA. A randomized trial comparing a very low carbohydrate diet and a calorie-restricted low fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;88(4):1617-1623. doi:10.1210/jc.2002-021480Stern L, Iqbal N, Seshadri P, et al. The effects of low-carbohydrate versus conventional weight loss diets in severely obese adults: one-year follow-up of a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(10):778-785.Bravata DM, Sanders L, Huang J, et al. Efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets: a systematic review. JAMA. 2003;289(14):1837-1850. doi:10.1001/jama.289.14.1837Foster GD, Wyatt HR, Hill JO, et al. Weight and metabolic outcomes after 2 years on a low-carbohydrate versus low-fat diet: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2010;153(3):147-157. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-3-201008030-00005Lim SS, Noakes M, Keogh JB, Clifton PM. Long-term effects of a low carbohydrate, low fat or high unsaturated fat diet compared to a no-intervention control. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2010;20(8):599-607. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2009.05.003Larosa JC, Fry AG, Muesing R, Rosing DR. Effects of high-protein, low-carbohydrate dieting on plasma lipoproteins and body weight. J Am Diet Assoc. 1980;77(3):264-270.Denke MA. Metabolic effects of high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets. Am J Cardiol. 2001;88(1):59-61.Seidelmann SB, Claggett B, Cheng S, et al. Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health. 2018;3(9):e419-e428. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30135-XSylvetsky AC, Edelstein SL, Walford G, et al. A High-Carbohydrate, High-Fiber, Low-Fat Diet Results in Weight Loss among Adults at High Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. J Nutr. 2017;147(11):2060-2066. doi:10.3945/jn.117.252395Liu L, Wang S, Liu J. Fiber consumption and all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortalities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2015;59(1):139-146. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201400449Reynolds A, Mann J, Cummings J, Winter N, Mete E, Te Morenga L. Carbohydrate quality and human health: a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Lancet. 2019;393(10170):434-445. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31809-9Dreher ML. Whole Fruits and Fruit Fiber Emerging Health Effects. Nutrients. 2018;10(12). doi:10.3390/nu10121833Chan CW, Lee PH. Association between dietary fibre intake with cancer and all-cause mortality among 15 740 adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2016;29(5):633-642. doi:10.1111/jhn.12389 Author: Christian Maino Vieytes, B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignKeto is in! The newest low-carbohydrate craze is the magic pill that will rescue all of our weight-loss efforts! Or will it?You may have heard about the ketogenic diet, or “keto” for short, over the past year. Don’t be fooled; the latest diet craze is nothing but a rebranding of the Atkins Diet, which was popularized by Robert Atkins in the 1970s. This fad diet is fixated on restricting an entire macronutrient category: carbohydrates (which by the way are the preferred fuel source for all of your body’s cells). The goal, of course, is weight-loss. It may seem harmless, but eating fewer carbohydrates means that you are, instead, eating exorbitant amounts of total fat, saturated fat, and protein.The burning question: is it an effective method for short-term weight-loss?… Yes! But hold your horses, as we will look deeper into the science to see what it has to say on this “newest” diet.So what led us here? Well, it turns out that ketogenic diets are incredibly effective for treating drug-resistant epilepsy. 1,2 This has been a well-known and recognized treatment in the dietetic and medical community for quite some time. The evidence for using this diet in the general public is nowhere near as convincing.Weight LossWhy do Atkins, keto, and carbohydrate-restricting diets cause weight-loss? The answer is not as appealing as one may think. These diets are very effective at promoting weight loss in the short term (i.e., for no longer than three months). The primary way this occurs is by water-loss. When we restrict carbohydrates and eat a high-fat, high-protein diet, our body begins to deplete its glycogen stores, which are the carbohydrate reserves that muscle and liver cells keep handy in case of starvation (remember when I told you that carbs were the primary fuel source?). Water binds tightly to glycogen.3 As you start using up these glycogen stores for energy, the water is set free. The result? You’ve lost a lot of water weight without burning a lot of fat.Repeatedly, studies have shown that weight-loss resulting from a ketogenic, low-carb diet is not sustainable. In these studies, weight loss was observed after 3-6 months, but the weight was regained after 12 months.4–6 Moreover, weight loss appears to be more related to reduced calorie intake as opposed to the carbohydrate composition of the diet itself.6–9Your Health is More Important! Low-carb diets may come with a host of potential side-effects that include: kidney stones, constipation, fatigue, irritability, and headache. The long-term consequences are a bit scarier: elevated cholesterol, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, kidney disease, and even osteoporosis.3,10,11 A landmark study, released earlier this year, reported that both very low carbohydrate consumption and high consumption patterns were associated with a greater risk of death from all causes, especially when the diet was made up of high amounts of animal protein and saturated fat that took the place of carbohydrates. 12So what should we make of all these data? The focus should be on eating the right types of carbohydrates. Eating complex carbohydrates, primarily fiber and those found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains has been associated with longevity and weight-loss.13,14 Several studies have confirmed that eating vast amounts of these types of foods can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and different cancers and promote better gastrointestinal health and function.14–17 Consumption of carbohydrate from refined and processed sources should be kept to a minimum.The Take Home MessageDon’t fear carbs! Just make sure to eat the right kinds from whole food sources. Ketogenic and carbohydrate-restricting diets may help us lose weight quickly in the short-term, but the long-term health consequences may not be worth it. Instead of embracing a dieting mentality and restricting and entire food-group, the focus should be on eating a varied diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and adequate amounts of fat and protein. Not only is this beneficial for long-term longevity and for preventing chronic illness, but the science says it can help with weight management as a secondary effect.last_img read more

Jason Day Takes The PGA Crown

first_imgSHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Given a third straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship.Turns out the biggest fight was to hold back the tears.Worried that this year might turn out to be a major failure, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else a chance Aug. 16.He delivered a record-setting performance at Whistling Straits that brought him a major championship he started to wonder might never happen.Day was in tears before he even tapped in for par and a 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory. He sobbed on the shoulder of Colin Swatton, his caddie and longtime coach who rescued Day as a 12-year-old struggling to overcome the death of his father.And then came high praise from Spieth in the scoring trailer when golf’s new No. 1 player told him, “There’s nothing I could do.”“I didn’t expect I was going to cry,” Day said. “A lot of emotion has come out because I’ve been so close so many times and fallen short. To be able to play the way I did today, especially with Jordan in my group, I could tell that he was the favorite. Just to be able to finish the way I did was amazing.”Three shots ahead with three holes to play on a course with trouble everywhere, Day blasted a drive down the fairway on the par-5 16th and hit a towering 4-iron into 20 feet. He bit his lower lip, swatted his caddie on the arm, knowing his work was almost done.The two-putt birdie put him at 20-under par, and two closing pars gave him the record to par in majors, breaking by one shot the 19 under of Tiger Woods at St. Andrews in the 2000 British Open. Day finished at 20-under 268, not knowing until it was over that it was a record.What really mattered was that shiny Wanamaker Trophy at his side.He shared the 54-hole lead at the U.S. Open and the British Open and had to watch someone else celebrate.“Not being able to finish, it would have been tough for me mentally to really kind of come back from that,” Day said. “Even though I feel like I’m a positive person, I think that in the back of my mind something would have triggered and I would have gone, ‘Maybe I can’t really finish it off.’“It felt like I was mentally and physically grinding it out as hard as I could,” he said. “I wasn’t going to stop fighting until it over.”Spieth gave it his best shot, but even the Masters and U.S. Open champion could tell what he was up against the way the 27-year-old Australian powered one drive after another and didn’t let anyone closer than the two-shot lead with which he started the final round.“He played like he’d won seven or eight majors,” Spieth said. “He took it back. He wailed it. It was a stripe show.”Spieth has the greatest consolation possible. With his runner-up finish, he replaced Rory McIlroy at No. 1 in the world.“This is as easy a loss as I’ve ever had because I felt that I not only couldn’t do much about it as the round went on, I also accomplished one of my lifelong goals in the sport of golf. That will never be taken away from me now. I’ll always be a No. 1 player in the world.”Spieth set a record of his own. By closing with a 68, he set a record by playing the four majors in 54-under par, breaking by one the mark that Woods set in 2000. The difference is that Woods won two majors by a combined 23 shots.That also speaks to the depth of golf in this generation, and Day is the latest example. He moved to No. 3 in the world, meaning the top three in the world are all under 27 and have combined to win five of the last six majors.“As long as I am healthy, I feel like I’m going to be there a long time,” Day said. “I still want to accomplish that No. 1 goal of mine, which is to be the best player in the world. I’m still motivated and still very hungry for that, even after this win.”Branden Grace of South Africa had another mistake on the back nine in a major that cost him. Grace was tied for the lead at the U.S. Open when he hit his tee shot on the railroad tracks and out-of-bounds at Chambers Bay.This time, he was two shots behind when he went long of the 10th green and made double bogey. He closed with a 69 and finished third, five shots behind.Justin Rose got within two shots until making a double bogey for the third straight day. He closed with a 70 and finished fourth.Day faced enormous pressure of having a lead for the first time going into the final round, trying to avoid becoming the first player since the PGA Championship went to stroke play in 1958 to have at least a share of the 54-hole lead in three straight majors without winning.It sure didn’t show, even if he felt it every step of the way.“I knew today was going to be tough, but I didn’t realize how tough it was going to be,” Day said. “I learned a lot about myself, being able to finish the way I did. The experiences that I’ve had in the past with previous major finishes has definitely helped me prepare myself for a moment like this.”(DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Zidane: I want Neymar fit to face Real Madrid

first_imgNeymar Zidane: I want Neymar fit to face Real Madrid Ryan Benson 22:46 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Neymar injured, PSG Getty Neymar Real Madrid Espanyol v Real Madrid PSG v Real Madrid PSG Espanyol UEFA Champions League Primera División Zinédine Zidane Cristiano Ronaldo The Frenchman has said that he is “not happy” about the prospect of the world’s most expensive player missing next week’s big match Zinedine Zidane expressed hope that Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar returns from his ankle injury in time to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.Neymar was carried off the Parc des Princes pitch in tears during PSG’s 3-0 Classique victory over Marseille on Sunday after riding a challenge from Bouna Sarr before twisting his right ankle as he planted his foot on the turf.On Monday, Neymar posted a photo of his foot in heavy strapping after being taken to hospital and, although head coach Unai Emery said in his post-match news conference that the injury is not serious, it remains to be seen whether the forward will be fit in time to face Madrid on March 6. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player While the absence of Neymar would undoubtedly weaken PSG’s star-studded attack, Zidane – whose Madrid side lead 3-1 from the first leg ahead of the return tie in Paris – expressed a desire for the Brazil star, who continues to be heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, to play.”No, I don’t like it when players get injured,” Zidane told reporters on Monday at a news conference ahead of Madrid’s La Liga trip to Espanyol on Tuesday.”I’m not happy if Neymar is injured. Hopefully, he can play. I’m never going to want an opposing player to get injured.”I do not think it influences next week’s game. There will always be a player who plays if it’s not him.”I did not like it when he got injured, I was watching the game. I don’t think everything revolves around Neymar, but I hope it’s nothing serious.”Cristiano Ronaldo has found his form at a potentially vital part of the season, having struggled in front of goal in LaLiga before the turn of the year.The Portugal star has 10 league goals in his last six appearances and Zidane suggested there is an element of deliberation about him finding form in the second half of the season, with the World Cup coming up.”It is a bit of everything,” Zidane said. “He knows his body very well. We talk often and it’s important that he’s at the top of his game, in the best shape possible. Possession Pressing drills Mini matches Crossing and finishingCheck out the best photos from today’s session at #RMCity as attentions turned to tomorrow’s #RMLiga clash against @RCDEspanyol ! — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 26, 2018 “It’s important he rests sometimes too. It’s a long season and at the end of the season there’s a World Cup.”Sometimes players don’t think about it and take it one day at a time, but at the back of their mind they know there’s a World Cup around the corner. I’ve lived it. It happened to me.”last_img read more

a month agoCoady furious after Wolves loss: We must be better!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Coady furious after Wolves loss: We must be better!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveConor Coady says Wolves must improve to get out of their current form slump.The Premier League club lost to Braga in the first Europa League clash of the campaign on Thursday, making it zero wins from their last three matches.Speaking after the game, Coady said: “It’s disappointing the run we’re on. We need to get out of it as quick as possible. It doesn’t matter what competition we play in we need to get out of it.”It’s everyone playing on the pitch. We all need to rectify it. We all need to come together. We should have scored to be honest.”We should have kept the clean sheet. We need to be better.” last_img read more

Province Strengthening Programs for Persons with Disabilities

first_imgCOMMUNITY SERVICES–Province Strengthening Programs for Personswith Disabilities The province of Nova Scotia reinforced its commitment tostrengthening programs for persons with disabilities in its firstannual report under the Multi-lateral Framework for Labour MarketAgreements for Persons with Disabilities. The report was releasedtoday, Dec. 3, the International Day of Disabled Persons. It reflects the province’s goal to improve accountability forlabour market programs and services for persons with disabilitiesand it will serve as a baseline for future reporting. “It’s important to be able to measure the effectiveness of ourprograms and services to ensure we are meeting the needs ofpersons with disabilities,” said David Morse, Minister ofCommunity Services. “The new framework offers us an opportunityto evaluate and strengthen these programs to better supportlabour market participation for persons with disabilities.” The departments of Community Services, Education and Health havedelivered labour market programs for persons with disabilitiesfor many years — including career counseling, campus-basedsupports, addiction treatments and mental health services. Theseprograms and services are supported by more than $15-million inannual cost-shared funding from the province and the federalgovernment. Following the signing of the labour market agreement in April,Nova Scotia received an additional $800,000 in federal fundingfor this fiscal year. The funding was distributed evenly amongthe three departments to support existing programs and services. The province also began the process of evaluating its programsand services in consultation with the disability community –work that will continue in the coming year. “We are committed to engaging in meaningful, ongoing consultationwith the disability community and will work closely with theDisabled Persons Commission to ensure this happens,” said Mr.Morse. “We’re pleased to see the province’s commitment to consult withthe disability community on programs and services that affectthem,” said Charlie Macdonald, executive director of the DisabledPersons Commission. “It’s a good fit with our mandate, as well asthe theme for this year’s International Day of Disabled Persons,which is Nothing about us without us.” Mr. Morse said the province’s goal is to achieve full inclusionfor people with disabilities. “By working together, the lives of people with disabilities willbe improved,” said Mr. Morse, “and Nova Scotia will reap thebenefits of the many skills and talents they have to offer.” The goal of the multilateral framework is to improve theemployment situation for people with disabilities in Nova Scotiaby enhancing their employability, increasing employmentopportunities available and building on the existing knowledgebase. The first annual report under the framework can be foundon the department’s website at read more

CBCF To Honor Dionne Warwick At 20th Annual Celebration Of Leadership In

first_imgThe Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that legendary actors Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon Dionne Warwick will accept awards for their lifetime achievements in the arts during the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.The awards ceremony, which will take place Sept. 14 at the Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW in Washington, D.C. from 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., is organized in cooperation with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Visual and Performance Arts Scholarship program. This event will mark the start of the CBCF’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), one of the nation’s leading public policy conferences.“With a lifetime of entertaining and educating us, this year’s honorees have also distinguished themselves as remarkable leaders and passionate advocates for the arts and arts education,” said CBCF president and CEO A. Shuanise Washington. “Their outstanding contributions and continuing commitment to the arts make them ideal to help elevate the visibility of the CBC Spouses Visual and Performance Arts Scholarship Program. The awards are conferred on artists whose legacy includes not only extraordinary works but a commitment to cultivating future generations of artists.”Since 1996, the Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts has raised funds to support the CBC Spouses Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund. Twenty scholarships are awarded annually to highly qualified students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the arts, based on their creative talent, academic excellence, financial need and community service. Two of this year’s scholarship recipients, vocalist Lindsey Reynolds, and Justin Syas, a pianist, will perform during the event.“We have supported arts education for 20 years through the Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts, during a time when arts education has decreased in many schools,” said Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, a CBC Spouse and chair of the Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. “We will continue to highlight the contributions of great artists while raising money to support aspiring scholarship recipients as it reinforces the importance of art and its impact in our communities.”The sponsors for this year’s Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts include Union Pacific Corporation, as the title sponsor, Heineken USA, ASPiRE and UP TV.Found out more here.last_img read more

Elizabeth Hurley To Host Breast Cancer Research Foundations The Hot Pink Party

first_imgThe Breast Cancer Research Foundation will once again host its annual Hot Pink Party in May, hosted by Elizabeth Hurley.Each spring, more than 1,000 of New York City’s most prominent philanthropists and celebrities attend The Hot Pink Party to raise crucial funds for BCRF’s lifesaving breast cancer research and celebrate advancements in the field to date. This year’s aquatic themed event, “New Depths”, is a nod to the BCRF researchers, who take a “deep dive” into the mysteries of cancer, with far reaching outcomes. BCRF Scientific Director Larry Norton will highlight major scientific progress in the field. The evening will honor Denise LeFrak, who will be presented with the Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Unsung Hero Award by Roberta Model Amon. Thanks to the generosity of BCRF donors, sponsors, and partners, the evening is sure to make a splash!Joining Hurley at the event will be Special Musical Guest Mary J. Blige, and over 1,000 notable guests. Event Honorary Chairs are Sir Elton John & David Furnish and Judy & Leonard Lauder. Event Co-Chairs include Sandra Brant, Dee & Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Kinga Lampert, Aerin Lauder, Lori Kanter Tritsch & William P. Lauder, Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch, Ingrid Vandebosch & Jeff Gordon, and Vera Wang among others.WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 20186:30 PM – Red Carpet Opens / Cocktails7:45 PM – Dinner BeginsWHERE: Park Avenue Armory 643 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10065To find out more about the event, click here.last_img read more

Humboldt Broncos to end GoFundMe fundraiser this Wednesday

first_imgHUMBOLDT, S.K. – The Humboldt Bronco’s and GoFundMe will shut down their online fundraiser this Wednesday.The GoFundMe campaign will end on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. MST.  In a press release posted to the team website, the organization thanked everyone for their generosity. As of Monday evening, over $12 million has been donated through the website.“First and foremost, the Broncos’ volunteer board of directors would like to express their tremendous love and sincere gratitude to everyone who has generously donated time and money to support our organization and its families, as we navigate through this dark and heart-wrenching time.The strain on the Broncos’ organization’s limited resources has been immense. Our priority currently remains focused – as it has been since day one – on working with our families, especially now as they lay their loved ones to rest, as well as on all our families and players struggling to heal, physically and mentally, in the wake of this devastating event.”Money from the GoFundMe campaign will be transferred to a newly created non-profit corporation known as “Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc.” to be allocated for their intended purpose. An advisory committee will be established to make recommendations for the allocations of all funds that will be held in trust.Any other fundraisers held after the GoFundMe campaign is closed can be donated to the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation.  The mission of the new foundation will be to support employees, families and volunteers connected to the Bronco’s team.For more information about how you can donate to the team, after the GoFundMe closes, visit www.humboldtstrong.infoOn April 12, Fort St. John residents came together and donated over $5,60o towards the campaign.last_img read more

Stabilization force in preparation for Libya Morocco considered to be part

Rabat – The situation in Libya is truly alarming. The State is into a shambles and chaos is everywhere.Many people regret the era of the dictator Khaddaffi, they argue that, undoubtedly, he was ruthless but law and order reigned and Libya was respected and feared worldwide. Today, everyone is pitying the country and its people and parliamentarians are praying Western countries, openly, to come to their rescue, but, so far, they have not obliged.In the field, the picture is grim, the country is back in the Middle Ages, it is ruled by numerous heavily-armed warlords with different ideologies and approaches to ruling post-khaddafi Libya, most of which uphold a Salafist form of Islam, in many ways, close to Wahabism. The secularists, though representing a sizeable portion of the population, like in many parts of the MENA region, skirt defying the religious zealots for fear to be considered infidels and, as a result, excommuned. Realizing that the country is slidng into chaos and falling in the grip of fierce religious extremists, who, some of which, were responible for the attack of its embassy and the death of its diplomats, the United States encouraged the retired General Khalifa Haftar to take on the Islamists. With the help of the airforce, he launched a battle, he dubbed  karama “dignity,” to regain control of the country. However, his entreprise hurriedly-designed and badly-coached turned into a miltary disaster, and the Islamists emboldened by their success took control of Tripoli and Benghazi and gave the boot to both the paper government and the national assembly, that were obliged to move to Tobrouk, in the east, [a city close to Egypt], the anti-Islamist ally, to continue to exist.In view of this disastrous situation, the Western countries, that helped defeat Khaddafi with deadly airstrikes, are seriousy considering finishing the business they started few years go by putting together an international task force that would have to fulfill the following objectives:1 –  Disarm all militias, whatever or wherever they are;2 –  Prop up the national assembly;3 –  Help set up a legitimate government;4 –  Help build a national army and a police force; and5 –  Help resume oil-exporting to bolster the Libyan ailing national economy.So far, it seems that the Western countries are considering to make the internationl stabilization force of: the United States, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Australia, and to make it acceptable to the local Muslim population, it will comprise such countries as Morocco, Turkey, Jordan and probably Egypt, if it is not rejected by the Islamist Libyan militias, for its repression of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.The Stabilization force will, first, secure the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi, then move on to other cities. The militias’ combatants, as icentive, will be offered to disarm and in return secure a position in the army and the security apparatus and their chiefs and key figures to form poitical parties and join the government. As for General Khalifa Haftar, he will be asked to return to his retirement.Hopefully this plan would save the face of all forces in presence and allow Libya to be reclaimed from chaos and failure, before it becomes another Somalia in North Africa, a situation that nobody wants.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

UN chief to visit Ecuador and Peru next week

In Quito, the Ecuadorian capital, Mr. Ban will meet with President Rafael Correa and other senior Government officials.He will then proceed to Peru, where he will confer with President Alan García and other senior officials.While in Peru, Mr. Ban is also expected to call on Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, a Peruvian diplomat who served as UN Secretary-General between 1982 and 1991.The trip will be the Secretary-General’s first official visit to the two Latin American nations. 9 February 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will at the weekend travel to Ecuador and Peru for official visits during which he will confer with the leaders of the two countries, the United Nations announced today.

Annan arrives in Paris for consultations on eve of Cyprus talks

In addition to holding discussions with Alvaro de Soto, Mr. Annan is scheduled to meet with French Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin. Tomorrow, the Secretary-General is expected to meet, both separately and then together, with His Excellency Glafcos Clerides, the Greek Cypriot leader, and His Excellency Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader.

Microsoft bientôt plus de 40 des PC équipés de Windows 7

first_imgMicrosoft : bientôt plus de 40% des PC équipés de Windows 7Windows 7 s’apprête à devenir le premier système d’exploitation pour ordinateurs du marché. D’après un bilan dressé par le cabinet d’études Gartner, le dernier OS de Microsoft détiendra ainsi, avant la fin 2011, 42% des parts de marché.D’ici à la fin de l’année, Windows 7 détiendra plus de 40% des parts du marché des OS et deviendra le système d’exploitation le plus populaire du monde, affirme le cabinet Gartner dans une étude qu’il vient de publier. En 2011, 94% des ordinateurs vendus à travers le monde seront ainsi dotés d’un système d’exploitation Windows, quand Mac OS ne dépassera pas 4,5%, et Linux se contentera de moins de 2% du parc informatique mondial. Et avant la fin de l’année, ce sont près de 635 millions de nouveaux PC qui seront livrés avec Windows 7, souligne l’étude.À lire aussiOstéoporose : traitement, symptômes, causes, définition, de quoi s’agit-il ?Des chiffres impressionnants, certes, mais qui ne devraient pas rester aussi élevés bien longtemps. Gartner prédit en effet la fin de la domination de Windows pour 2012. 50% des applications destinées aux entreprises seront alors “OS-agnostiques” et pourront donc fonctionner sous plusieurs systèmes d’exploitation. Le développement du cloud computing, qui permet d’utiliser un OS dématérialisé, devrait aussi contribuer à freiner Windows.Gartner souligne en outre la tendance ascendante que suit le système d’exploitation d’Apple. Ainsi, en 2015, 5,2 % des ordinateurs pourraient être dotés de Mac OS, tandis que Linux ne devrait pas équiper plus de 2% des machines au cours des cinq années à venir.Le 10 août 2011 à 16:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Google Maps Speed Limit Signs Are Spotted in More US Cities

first_img Google Maps is making its speed limit signs more accessible for drivers across the U.S.On Wednesday, Google Maps users in Los Angeles, New York City, and Minnesota spotted the speed limit feature on their smartphones, Android Police reported. The feature, which was introduced in 2017, was previously only working in two metropolitan areas: Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco.#HeyGoogle, take me to work.Now you can use the Google Assistant hands-free to have a productive and safe commute →— Google Maps (@googlemaps) January 14, 2019The speed limit feature is easy to see: It appears on the left side of users’ smartphone screens, so they’ll be alerted right away if they have to drive faster or slower on their trip. Google Maps also notifies drivers how long it will take if they choose another route. For example, if a driver decides to make a right turn, Google Maps will say “8 min slower” or “2 min slower” if their directions change.It’s unknown if Google is rolling out the speed limit feature in more destinations, however, Google Maps has recently received more updates, Engadget reported. In November, Google Maps conducted a speed traps test, which will help it improve car incident evaluations in the future. Last year, Google Maps also added EV charging station information for electric car drivers, so they can juice up their vehicles on the go.More on Translate Adds More Languages to Wikipedia Article EditingGoogle Assistant Will Soon Be Available on One Billion DevicesFCC Approves Google’s ‘Soli’ Radar-Based Motion Sensor Stay on target 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation last_img read more

GarganoCiampa rivalry continues Former FCW head at WWE PC WWE starsJuventus soccer

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Google+ Smackdown Women’s Championship match added to Clash of Champions on September 15 Gargano/Ciampa rivalry continuesWWE has posted the following video clip that can be seen above with Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae that continues the rivalry between Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Former FCW head appears at WWE PCWWE and NXT referee Drake Wuertz posted the following photo on Twitter with former head of FCW, Steve Keirn, during Keirn’s visit to the WWE Performance Center this past week. Love me some Steve Keirn…so great to have him back at the @WWEPerformCtr this week.— Drake Wuertz (@WWEDrakeWuertz) May 25, 2018Keirn helped run FCW as a developmental territory for WWE from 2008 to 2012 when FCW became NXT in prelude to the opening of the Performance Center in 2013. WWE stars visit Juventus soccer teamThe Juventus soccer team posted the following on Twitter, showcasing WWE stars Bayley and Jinder Mahal visiting the team last week during WWE’s UK tour. See what happened when @WWE’s @ItsBayleyWWE & @JinderMahal came to Turin to teach @PauDybala_JR & @DouglasCosta a thing or two… #ForzaJuve #WWETurin #SpeakWWE— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 25, 2018center_img WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Twitter WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WhatsApplast_img read more

BAHAMAS Courtesy Call By Ms Eilleen Shania Twain Country Singer Youre Still

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 11, 2017 – Nassau – Country Singer & Songwriter, Eileen “Shania” Twain & Family paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister, December 7, 2017.Pictured are Prime Minister Minnis (centre right), Eileen Shania Twain (centre) & Family, with OPM Staff.(Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Related Items:last_img

25 believe money worries affect their ability to do their job

first_imgA quarter (25%) of employee respondents with money problems feel that this affects their ability to do their job, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Close Brothers Asset Management.The survey of 1,817 adults also found that 41% of respondents believe that being rewarded in a fair and consistent manner would help to improve their financial wellbeing.The research also found:Nearly a third (32%) of London-based respondents with money problems feel this affects their ability to do their job.26% of respondents believe that being able to save for the future through a pension would help to improve their financial wellbeing.31% of 18 to 24-year-old respondents with money worries feel this affects their ability to do their job.20% of respondents who earn between £45,000 and £59,999 think that financial anxiety has affected their ability to do their job.28% of female respondents report that money worries affect their work, compared to 23% of men.30% of respondents working in the public sector believe money worries have affected their job performance.60% of London-based respondents value being able to save for the future, compared to 38% of respondents from the rest of the UK.19% of respondents report that losing sleep over financial worries has impacted their ability to their job.Charles Cotton (pictured), reward and performance adviser at the CIPD, said: “This report shines a light on how financial wellbeing can impact not just employee health, but also workplace productivity. Money worries affect people regardless of their age, gender or level of pay, and with one in four admitting it negatively impacts their work, it’s clear that organisations should be focusing on financial wellbeing as part of their workplace agenda. This will become increasingly important over the next 18 months, as rising inflation is likely to lead to a pay squeeze and increased concerns about personal finances.“Employers have a duty of care to their employees but will also see their bottom lines benefit if they invest time in developing a financial wellbeing strategy and play and active role in supporting staff in this area. Today’s businesses need to consider the impact financial worries are having on employee health, happiness and productivity and look at what they can do to help reduce stress levels.”Jeanette Makings, head of financial education at Close Brothers Asset Management, added: “Pensions changes, increasing life expectancy, uncertain economic times, rising inflation and constant changes to the tax system mean that the financial landscape has never been more difficult to navigate. Money worries now weigh heavily on a huge number of employees around the country, impacting their performance in the workplace, so it is more important than ever that employers recognise the role they can play in helping staff to understand and improve their financial wellbeing.“Equipping staff with the tools they need to take control of their finances now and for the future will not only improve their own wellbeing, it has been proven to boost productivity levels, benefitting both businesses and [employees].”last_img read more

Bullet train station in Thane to be reworked to save mangroves

first_imgNew Delhi: NHSRCL, the implementing agency of the Railways bullet train project, said on Saturday that they have reworked the design of the station in Thane, Maharashtra, to reduce the number of affected mangroves from the estimated 53,000 to 32,044. National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRSCL) MD Achal Khare said in a statement that all the required wildlife, forest and CRZ clearance has been taken. He said the forest clearance came with a few conditions. The Environment Ministry had put a condition that the Thane station design be reviewed so that the affected mangrove region can be reduced. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “That without changing the location of Thane station, in what all ways can we reduce the Mangrove region – this is what we discussed that design with Japanese engineers and modified it accordingly,” Khare said. “Passenger areas like the parking area and passenger handling area have now been moved out of the mangrove region. The location of station is the same but after redesigning it, earlier 12 hector mangrove region was getting affected in Thane, but now only three hector will get affected. So this way, we have reduced around 21,000 mangroves and now only 32,044 mangroves will get affected from the entire project. Earlier there were around 53,000 mangroves getting affected,” he said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Khare further said that the NHSRCL will get the mangroves affected by the bullet train project compensated at the rate of 1:5, by depositing money into mangroves cell, which will do the compensatory afforestation. “So the number of mangroves which are getting cut is 32,044. Then around 1,60,000 new mangroves will be planted and the entire financial expense will be borne by NHSRCL. New mangroves will be planted through mangrove cells,” he added. Earlier, Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote had said on Monday in a reply to a question in the state Legislative Council that as many as 54,000 mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares will be affected because of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.last_img read more

Villagers locked up school in Nellore district

first_imgNellore: The incident of villagers locked up the school has taken place in Nellore district on Tuesday. The villagers have locked up the government school at SC Colony of Padamati Kambhampadu village in Ananthasagaram Mandal of the district. After locking up, the parents of students have staged protest in front of the school. They raised concerns that till now, no sufficient teachers were recruited even after so many days of the school reopen.last_img

Funerals Grieving Teens Raw Emotions After School Shooting

first_imgEach funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot.And each service takes its toll on the young mourners, many of them attending more friends’ funerals in a span of days than many middle-aged people have in their lifetimes. Services for 14 Stoneman Douglas students, the athletic director, a coach and a geography teacher began Friday, two days after the shooting, and will end in the next few days.Erica Sparrow, a 17-year-old senior, said Monday that she went to her first funeral a couple of weeks ago, “now I have one every day.” She and her friend, Lauren Kuperman, also 17, began ticking off names — Meadow Pollack from Friday, Joaquin Oliver from Saturday and Alaina Petty’s on Monday. Three more Tuesday, another Wednesday. It’s both difficult and cathartic, the girls said.“It kind of helps but at the same time it makes me sad,” Sparrow said.Stoneman Douglas senior Lewis Mizen said Monday he had never attended a funeral for someone his own age before the weekend. He will attend another Tuesday. When an older family member dies, he said, it seems natural that their children and grandchildren speak about their loss, but seeing parents eulogize their child cuts deep emotionally.“Seeing a father freak out, I hope I never have to see something like that again,” Mizen said. “Right now, it all seems very surreal.”The funerals have taken place in churches and synagogues, funeral homes and conference centers, all packed, sometimes with crowds topping 2,000. The last-arriving mourners have often been forced outside into the Florida heat, where they stand respectfully for an hour, straining to hear a snippet of the service.Monday’s funeral for Petty, a 14-year-old freshman, was unique but also unfortunately too common in this grieving community. More than 1,500 mourners, most dressed in black, filed into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Coral Springs to remember the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps member. Family members spoke about how she enthusiastically joined other Mormon youth to help with cleanup efforts in September after Hurricane Irma, and of her love of dogs and her confidence and wit.Her father Ryan Petty spoke about the support his family has received from their church, the community and from around the country and world.“We could not get through this without the love, prayers and support offered,” he said. “We may never know all of the acts of kindness that have been rendered on our behalf this past week. We have witnessed hundreds in just the past few days but we know that is a small fraction of the total.”Other fathers and mothers have said similar words in recent days, begging mourners to never forget their child and to treat each other with kindness.The father of 18-year-old Meadow Pollack called out the 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz, the former Stoneman Douglas student who has admitted Wednesday’s killings, yelling, “You killed my daughter!” before calling him an obscenity. The mother of Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, called on politicians to enact laws that will prevent future school massacres.Siblings also have bared their loss. Petty’s older sister, Meghan Petty, talked about how Alaina will now be her guardian angel and that the shooting should not detract from the goodness that lives within the community.“What happened to her is that it was a very, very ugly act that was committed by one person but as you look around at how many people who are here … there are thousands more who are doing something really beautiful for my sister,” Meghan Petty said.Dr. Francisco Cruz, lead psychiatrist at Ketamine Health Centers, suggested some survivors may want to limit themselves to services for their close friends, but he said overexposure to news coverage and social media posts about the shooting may be more harmful than attending several funerals.“Going through the funeral process and remembering your classmates and feeling support from friends and family and the community can be empowering,” Cruz said. “It can help people to get through these tough times and help them be more resilient down the line.” Twitter via @BostonGlobeAnger boils over as funerals for shooting victims begin in Florida Sharelast_img read more