Power Up Your Gaming Videos and Twitch Streams with Royalty-Free Music

first_imgGamers — ready to get paid for doing what you love? Royalty-Free Music for gaming videos and streams can help!With video game sales now surpassing the tens of billions of dollars mark, the dream of turning your passion for video games into revenue is a lot more realistic than it was even a couple of years ago. We’re not even talking about creating video games — we’re talking about playing them for fun and profit.Millions of people are creating gaming content for YouTube and finding audiences — and fat paychecks — on Twitch. Want a piece of the action? Step one: git gud, obviously. Beyond that, adding a slick professional sheen can help your content stand out in the cluttered game-o-sphere. Slick motion graphics and a soundtrack of royalty-free gaming music (see the playlist below) can help round out your persona and instantly raise production value to ensure viewers stay glued to your every sick move.Get Rich with TwitchImage via Twitch.The smiling man in the photo above is Richard Blevins, but you can call him Ninja. At least, that’s what his nearly 15 million Twitch followers call him. As one of the top streamers in the gaming game, Ninja makes millions of dollars playing Fortnite. He’s one of many high-profile celeb gamers grinding all the way to the bank.Earlier this year, Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio followed up on a story from the Wall Street Journal that reported, “Top Twitch streamers can make $50,000 per hour streaming new video games.” We’ll wait for you to pick your jaw up from the floor.According to D’Anastasio, “Kotaku spoke with industry sources who confirmed the report, adding that $50,000 per hour wasn’t even the highest figure they’d seen.” Omeed Dariani (CEO of Online Performers Group, which reps some of the industry’s top streamers) tells D’Anastasio, “We’ve seen offers well over $50K an hour, as well as many six- and seven-figure deals for longer-term engagements.”Image via sezer66.It all makes sense, as D’Anastasio explains it:Twitch streamers are 2019’s pop culture, and to savvy marketers, nothing could be more intuitive or cost-effective than leveraging this fledgling industry’s relatable microcelebrities to promote a product.In addition to a deeper dive into the eye-opening info above, D’Anastasio’s article offers a few dos and don’ts for burgeoning streamers looking to get their hands on some of that sweet Activision/Take-Two/Ubisoft cash, so give it a read after checking out the songs below. The playlist is jam-packed with curated royalty-free tunes that are perfect for gaming videos and Twitch streams, and all of them are yours in perpetuity with a simple $49 Standard License.So, pick a song or two and get to work. Show off your speed run, help out with a walk-through, share a review, or go all night for your growing audience. Either way, Player You has entered the game.Cover image via Gorodenkoff.Header image via korobskyph.Playlist header image via chuckchee.It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this list of additional royalty-free music roundups.Fuel Your Audience’s Fears with Eerie Royalty-Free MusicKeep Your Customers Engaged with the Right Royalty-Free Hold MusicSaddle Up With This Royalty-Free Playlist for WesternsGet More Laughs With Royalty-Free Comedy TracksRoyalty-Free Soundtrack Suggestions for Vloggerslast_img read more

Neymar to PSG? Barcelona’s denials don’t stop transfer talk

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Fast forward, and sections of the Brazilian and Spanish media reignited the deal this month, saying that Neymar wants to emerge out of Messi’s shadow — which couldn’t happen for a while seeing as Messi has agreed a new Barcelona contract until 2021.But the last thing Valverde needs is losing Neymar.“There are rumors, we’re aware of them,” Valverde said. “We’re happy with him and he’s happy with us.”According to Spanish reports, Neymar has told club Josep Bartomeu that he wants to leave. But speaking Thursday during an interview at The Associated Press, Bartomeu said firmly : “He is not on the market.”Landing Neymar would be an even bigger coup than signing Ibrahimovic in 2012.___FEELING AT HOMEThe PSG squad features several of Neymar’s compatriots. The captain is Thiago Silva, whose center back partner is fellow Brazilian Marquinhos. PSG also recently signed rampaging Brazilian full back Dani Alves from Juventus.PSG’s Parc des Princes loves a Samba beat, too.The mesmeric Ronaldinho was a huge favorite from 2001-03, securing a big move to Barcelona — where he won the Golden Ball. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ___ANTICIPATION IN PARISReports in Spain and France state that the transfer could be completed by the end of July.“Un Pari Magique” (A Magic Gamble) read the front page headline on sports daily L’Equipe on Saturday. It was accompanied by a photo of Neymar with his hand on his forehead like a ship’s captain, gazing into the horizon as if longingly eyeing a future destination.The headline is a play on words with the favorite chant among PSG fans of “Paris est Magique” (Paris is Magic).ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet But Neymar left the stadium in New Jersey without saying anything to reporters, allowing speculation he will imminently join PSG for 220 million euros ($253 million) to persist.The Barcelona coach and president have been more willing to speak, and both are adamant the mercurial forward is staying put.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We want Neymar to be with us,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said after the 2-1 victory over Juventus. “We know the importance he has in our game, our dressing room, the team dynamic, and we want him with us. It’s clear.”Barcelona’s league campaign begins on Aug. 20, while PSG’s season opener is in less than two weeks on Aug. 5. Slaughter admits dealing with chemistry issues in 1st game back for Ginebra El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Before him came Rai, the classy midfield general who broke down in tears after waving good bye to PSG fans following a brilliant spell from 1993-98 where he scored 72 goals and dazzled in the City of Light. There was also Valdo — Rai’s astute midfield partner. Attacking right back Leonardo — who became the club’s sporting director, signing Ibrahimovic — and the recently retired left back Maxwell left lasting impressions.___FITTING INTO THE TEAMWhich position would Neymar play for PSG? Would he fit in or clash with star striker Edinson Cavani?Awkward questions for PSG.Neymar can play on both flanks, but should be the leading main man as center forward.That role already belongs to Cavani, who signed a new PSG contract until 2020 after netting a league-leading 35 goals last season.Having waited three years to become PSG’s No. 1, slogging it out wide right to accommodate Ibrahimovic, it is highly unlikely Cavani would welcome doing the same again if Neymar joins.Equally, having played a supporting role to Messi and — somewhat — to Luis Suarez for the past two seasons, Neymar would not want to play second fiddle again.PSG is desperate to join Europe’s elite, but signing Neymar may produce a conflict the club should avoid. For his arrival could push Cavani out of the door, depriving PSG of its best scorer. Barcelona’s Neymar, center, attacks as Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, left, tries to block his shot during the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match, Saturday, July 22, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Juventus’ Andrea Barzagli, right, helps defend on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)PARIS — Denials from Barcelona are doing little to halt the fervor that Brazil star Neymar could be joining Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer that more than doubles the world record.Neymar is still playing for Barcelona, warming up for the new season by scoring twice against Juventus in a friendly on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PSG may be better served signing Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, who is not as skillful as Neymar but more hard-working.Playing Neymar at striker would add flair, but arguably less goals: raising the question whether it’s actually worth it for PSG to sign him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Not magical enough to win the Champions League yet, or even advance past the quarterfinals in the past four seasons. To challenge for European soccer’s top prize, coach Unai Emery told L’Equipe earlier this week: “PSG must have one of the top five players in the world. We are looking to sign one this summer.”Neymar certainly fits the bill. While not at the level of Barcelona star Lionel Messi or Real Madrid’s prolific Ronaldo, the 25-year-old Neymar has longer left at the top and has not even reached his peak. Should PSG sign Neymar, the transfer would smash the previous world-record fee of 105 million euros (then $116 million) that Manchester United paid a year ago for France midfielder Paul Pogba.It would be a massive coup for Emery given his troubled first season.PSG relinquished its league title to Monaco and made unwanted history by becoming the first team eliminated from the Champions League knockout stages having won the first leg 4-0. PSG lost 6-1 away to Barcelona in the last 16, with PSG’s tormentor being Neymar.___PSG’S PURSUITThe Qatari-owned club’s courting of Neymar dates back to April last year.With uncertainty surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future, PSG had discussions with the player’s father and his agent, Wagner Riberio. PSG reportedly was ready to pay 190 million euros.But two months later, Neymar reached an agreement to extend his Barcelona contract until 2021, with his release clause pushed up to the existing 220 million euros and 250 million ($288 million) by the summer of 2018.It raised the question whether he just used PSG club as a bargaining tool. However, in September, Ribeiro publicly stated that Neymar had been “close to joining PSG.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

After Australia, UK seeks Delhi Games dues

first_imgThere is more Commonwealth Games shame for India. After Australia, it’s Britain that has demanded immediate payment of its Games dues.British High Commissioner to India Sir Richard Stagg on Friday raised non-payment of dues to a British broadcaster. Public broadcaster Prasar Bharti owes SIS Live Rs 96 crore.Stagg asserted that the dues must be immediately cleared. Prasar Bharati had given Rs 246-crore contract to SIS Live in March to produce the television coverage of the Games.However, amid allegations of scams and subsequent investigations in all CWG-related issues, SIS Live did not get the balance 40%.Stagg said, “SIS Live fulfilled its contractual obligations, against which all payments should have been made by now.” He added that the matter was being pursued by the UK high commission with extreme urgency.Reports said on Thursday, some Australian companies had been preparing a lawsuit against the CWG Organising Committee (OC) over millions of dollars that were allegedly not paid.last_img read more

MS Dhoni can run just as fast as 24-year-old Hardik Pandya. Here’s proof

first_imgMS Dhoni is 12 years older than Hardik Pandya but when it comes to speed, agility and fitness, even young 20-somethings find it almost impossible to match the former skipper.Dhoni and Pandya set off for a 100m race in Mohali before the start of the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka and there was very little to choose before Dhoni shot past Pandya for a short while before both runners ended the sprint.Dhoni has been one of the fittest cricketers in the globe since his international debut back in 2004. As wicketkeeper, batsman and captain in all three formats for years, the Jharkhand superstar stressed on fitness and led from the front.A quick 100 metre dash between @msdhoni and @hardikpandya7. Any guesses on who won it in the end? #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/HpboL6VFa6- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 2017He retired from Test cricket in December 2014 and then stepped down as captain of the shorter formats in January 2017 but has still managed to keep himself fit for the rigours of modern-day cricket.Dhoni and Virat Kohli are two of the fastest runners between the wickets in world cricket and when the two are in the middle together for India, ones are quickly converted into twos and twos into threes.Last month, 23-year-old Axar Patel tried to race Dhoni and Kohli and admitted it was a tough task.Kohli and Dhoni, ran a sprint with Patel, who at 23, is a lot younger than the superstars. And guess what! Axar was beaten hands down. By the end of the race, he admitted it was a hard task to beat those two.advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive: Wanderers meet with Okon to discuss coach role

first_imgWestern Sydney Wanderers The Covert Agent: Wanderers meet with Paul Okon to discuss vacant manager role The Covert Agent Last updated 2 years ago 19:20 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Okan Central Coast Western Sydney Wanderers A-League EXCLUSIVE: Goal’s resident spy reveals the Wanderers boss met in private with the Central Coast coach to discuss replacing Tony Popovic Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer has had a private meeting with Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon to discuss the vacant manager role.The Covert Agent can reveal the meeting occurred a few days ago, with Okon now a leading candidate for the job alongside Australian under 23 coach Josep Gombau.Argentina 8/1 to win World Cup 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 Lederer is believed to be a big fan of Okon, who hails from western Sydney, and sees him as a future coach of the club.An offer of $200,000-a-year might be enough to tempt Okon, who is paid less than that amount in Gosford.Okon’s emergence as a possible option comes after Socceroos assistant coach Ante Milicic has been ruled out of the running, with the FFA keen to retain his services as part of the national team set-up.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Keeps Setting New Jobs Records

first_imgFor the fourth month in a row, Nova Scotia has set anotheremployment record. New figures released by Statistics Canada today, June 4, reportedthat 449,200 Nova Scotians were employed during the month of May. It’s an increase of 3,700 new jobs compared to the previousmonth. Over the last 12 months, 12,700 new jobs have beencreated, and 40,000 have been created since the summer of 1999. “This is great news. More and more Nova Scotians are findingjobs, going to work and collecting a pay cheque than at any timein our province’s history,” said Economic Development MinisterErnest Fage. “Once again, I would like to thank our employers andemployees for continuing to show faith in Nova Scotia and respondso favourably to our growth strategy, Opportunities forProsperity.” The Statistics Canada report also showed that monthly employmentincreased in every region of the province. “It’s important that all Nova Scotians, regardless of where theylive, be it Sydney Mines, Yarmouth, Berwick, Amherst or Halifax,share in the benefits that only the dignity of a new job willbring,” added Mr. Fage. “We are acting on one of the keydirections of our growth strategy, that helping build strongerregional economies will build a stronger provincial economy.” On May 31, Mr. Fage announced that Nova Scotia EconomicDevelopment would help expand the Composites Atlantic advancedmanufacturing facility in Lunenburg. Last week, Nova ScotiaBusiness Incorporated announced assistance to MacLeod Resourcesin River Denys, Inverness Co., to expand its export sales anddouble its workforce. “We know that no government creates jobs, but government can andshould take steps — such as competitive taxation and betterinfrastructure — to create a climate for the private sector togrow and succeed,” said Mr. Fage. In the last month, the Nova Scotia government has adopted anumber of measures to keep stimulating private-sector growth forthe year ahead. The 2004-05 budget passed in May includespersonal income tax reductions for low- and middle-income NovaScotians and accelerated small business tax relief. It alsoincreased provincial investments in critical transportationinfrastructure, such as highways, roads and bridges.last_img read more

New power for Manitoba childrens advocate after inquiry into 5yearolds death

first_imgWINNIPEG – Manitoba’s children’s advocate will gain new powers next week to work on behalf of more young people and to make more of her findings public.The Progressive Conservative government says portions of a law passed last year are to take effect March 15.The changes expand the role of Daphne Penrose beyond child welfare to examine youth services in areas such as education, health and justice.Another change will allow her to publicly release findings from her investigations into the deaths of children in government care.The additional powers were recommended in 2013 by the inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair, a five-year-old girl who was beaten to death by her mother and mother’s boyfriend after social workers closed her file.The advocate’s office is currently finishing a review into the death of Tina Fontaine, whose body was found in a Winnipeg river in 2014 after she had run away from a hotel where social workers had placed her.“This (change) will ensure greater public accountability for a range of key public services that protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable children and youth, and aim to make those services more effective and responsive,” Families Minister Scott Fielding said Tuesday in a written statement.The children’s advocate is an independent office of the legislature that has been forbidden from publicly releasing reports into child deaths. The advocate releases general findings in annual reports and appears every year before a legislature committee.last_img read more

World leaders to gather at UN meeting on combating HIVAIDS epidemic

31 May 2011An unprecedented number of national leaders and other high-level figures will participate in next week’s United Nations meeting on combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the UN announced today. An unprecedented number of national leaders and other high-level figures will participate in next week’s United Nations meeting on combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the UN announced today. At least 32 heads of State, heads of government or vice-presidents have committed to participating in the three-day event beginning on 8 June, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said.The agency described the number as a positive signal that the international community is committed to meet goals on HIV/AIDS prevention and care at a critical time “as more people than ever before are living with HIV, but international funding for AIDS is seen to be declining.”“The commitment we are seeing for this meeting from world leaders is an extremely positive signal and is coming at a critical time,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “This meeting will provide a real opportunity for countries to take ownership of the response and produce a strong and visionary declaration to guide global efforts in reaching universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2015.”“The top-level leaders will join ministers and other UN Member State representatives to commit to new ways forward in responding to AIDS,” according to a press statement issued by UNAIDS. “There will also be strong participation from civil society and other actors from the AIDS movement who will join discussions on how to take the AIDS response to the next level.”“Significant progress has been made in reducing numbers of new HIV infections, in accessing treatment, in reducing the number of AIDS-related deaths and in addressing stigma and discrimination. However, if efforts in responding to the epidemic are not sustained and scaled-up, the important results which have been accomplished risk being reversed.” read more

Canadian homebuilding beats expectations in May

TORONTO — Canadian housing starts picked up more than expected in May and April was revised higher, suggesting housing will contribute to economic growth in the second quarter after a harsh winter put the brakes on construction, data released on Monday showed.A report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp showed the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts rose to 198,324 in May from an upwardly revised 196,687 units in April. That surpassed analysts’ expectations for a May reading of 185,000.“Activity is picking back up to its pre-winter trend, another sign that it was the weather and not a fundamental slowdown that dampened Canadian growth in the last few months,” Bill Adams, senior international economist for PNC Financial Services Group, said in a statement.“The trend so far in 2014 looks to be another year of activity more or less on par with 2013, and markedly lower than before the mid-2012 tightening of Canadian mortgage underwriting standards.”While housing starts are within a healthy range now, a significant increase in months to come could catch the attention of Ottawa policymakers, said BMO economist Robert Kavcic.“Canadian homebuilding activity has firmed up after a volatile winter. While current levels of starts are still within the range supported by fundamentals, a significant and sustained upward move from here could turn policymakers’ heads,” he said in a note Monday.Canada’s housing market has risen unsteadily for the last five years and appears to be settling down for a soft landing, with housing starts slowing from red-hot 2012 levels in 2013 and maintaining the slower pace so far in 2014, on average.The strong showing in April and May is likely a rebound from a weather-related slump in the winter, and took the two-month average 12.9 percent higher than the 175,000 recorded in the first three months of 2014, RBC economist Laura Cooper said in a research note.“In the near-term, this rebound in residential investment is expected to lift overall GDP growth in the second quarter; however, with the weather-related volatility having likely now run its course, we anticipate that the pace of new home construction will cool once again over the second half of this year to levels similar to that averaged over the first half,” Cooper said.May’s strength came from the single-detached housing sector, where starts rose 5.4%, as construction of multiples — typically condos — edged 0.8% lower.The gains were fairly broad-based across the country, with starts in Quebec, British Columbia and the Atlantic region rising strongly, while Ontario was flat and the Prairies were lower. © Thomson Reuters 2014 read more

Report 3 killed 13 trapped in mine collapse in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey – A copper mine has collapsed in southeast Turkey on Thursday, killing three workers and trapping 13 others inside, media reports said.The privately-owned mine near the town of Sirvan, in Siirt province caved in following a landslide in the region, the private NTV television said.Several ambulances and rescue teams were dispatched to the area and rescuers recovered the bodies of three miners, NTV said.The miners were working the night shift at the time of the collapse.In 2014, 301 miners were killed in a fire inside a coal mine in Soma, western Turkey — the nation’s worst mining disaster. The tragedy exposed poor safety standards and superficial government inspections in Turkey’s mines. Report: 3 killed, 13 trapped in mine collapse in Turkey by The Associated Press Posted Nov 17, 2016 1:11 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Temple routs UConn Huskies set NCAA records for futility

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Receiver Isaiah Wright scored on a run and a kickoff return as Temple routed UConn 57-7 on Saturday and the Huskies finished the season with several records for defensive futility.The Owls (8-4, 7-1 American), who started the year 0-2, finished the regular season with three straight wins and victories in six of their final seven games.It took Temple just two minutes to go 71 yards for the first score of the game, an 18-yard run from Wright on an option play. After UConn tied the game at 7 a few minutes later, Wright took the kickoff at the 1-yard-line, and went 99 yards straight up the middle of the field for a touchdown.The Owls scored on seven of their eight first-half possessions and led 40-7 after two quarters. They finished with 516 total yards.The Huskies (1-11, 0-8) this season gave up the most yards (7,409), yards per game (617.4), points (605) and points per game (50.41) of any major college football team in NCAA history.Kevin Mensah rushed 24 times for 94 yards for UConn, giving him 1,045 yards for the season.THE TAKEAWAYUConn: The Huskies did not beat an FBS opponent this season. The Huskies also went winless in conference play for the first time since it went 0-4 in the Yankee Conference in 1954.Temple: Wright now has three returns for scores this season. He also had punt returns of 73 yards against USF and 59 yards against East Carolina this season. Temple’s defence or special teams have scored in nine of the Owl’s 12 games.UP NEXTUConn’s season is over.Temple awaits a bowl bid.____More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press read more

Kanye is back on Twitter and hes paying his respects to Steve

first_imgComparing Jobs to people such as Dr Martin Luther King seems fair enough, really.I mean, while King didn’t make the same technological advances, he did do some good in the world. Mr West has finally acknowledged this. Now maybe the world will too.But back to Jobs. RESPECT HIS LEGACY BY NEVER COMPROMISING ON OUR FUTURE is the way to go, apparently.We have no idea how this can be achieved, however, as that is his last tweet on the matter.C’mon Kanye, lead us.Oh yeah, the one person he is following is girlfriend Kim Kardashian. She usually tweets some interesting stuff…I think the Hulkster has one or two ideas…Read: Here’s how Kanye West expresses true love for Kim Kardashian > YO YO YO, etc.When he deleted all his tweets and left us with the solitary, shouty BE BACK SOON, we didn’t know where to look and what to do.His shy, self-deprecating messages had been a lesson in how one man could stay grounded, never straying from the everyman persona we knew and loved.Anywho, West came back on Saturday to pay his dues to a fallen hero of his, Steve Jobs.After a sleepless few nights, the great one has given us a reason to live, love, and maybe even tweet again.The gift that keeps on giving is back!last_img read more

Its confusing for people Irish Heart says saturated fats link to heart

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Shutterstock/Lazarenko Svetlana Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article IRISH HEART HAS said it’s “disappointing” to see the British Medical Journal published an editorial saying there’s no link between saturated fat and health issues like coronary heart disease and type two diabetes.Earlier this week, the editorial entitled ‘Saturated fat does not clog the arteries‘ said that the treatment of coronary artery disease “urgently requires a paradigm shift”.“Despite popular belief among doctors and the public, the conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong.”But Irish Heart (previously called the Irish Heart Foundation) said that the editorial is an opinion based on selective research, and goes against years of substantial studies that say the opposite.“We wouldn’t agree with it, and we won’t be changing our advice to people,” said Janis Morrissey, registered dietician and health promotion manager at the Irish Heart.“It’s disappointing, and confusing for people. There’s been conflicting headlines on this over the years, and it does cast doubt for people on what they should do. Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 4:53 PM ‘It’s confusing for people’: Irish Heart says saturated fats link to heart disease still valid Ireland’s heart health organisation has said people shouldn’t change their diet based on the editorial in the British Medical Journal. http://jrnl.ie/3359388 Food with saturated fats include food from animal sources, and dairy products including cheese, cream and butter.Morrissey told TheJournal.ie that “of course” the role of physical activity and nutrition should be acknowledged, but it’s confusing for the general public to give equal voice to this theory, which she says doesn’t have new evidence to back it up.The link between foods high in saturated fats and heart-related diseases has been well-established over the years, she said, but that saturated fats would be fine as part of an overall lifestyle and balanced diet.Although it’s common to have an editorial in a science journal, Morrissey said that this particular article’s references were selective. She added that it was good to have a debate, but that it was important to look at where information was coming from.Heart disease is the biggest cause of death in Ireland. Morrissey says that 80% of diseases are preventable through living a healthy lifestyle – if you get the advice on what ‘healthy’ is from the right place. If you don’t have a scientific background, you don’t know what’s true and what’s not. But our vested interest is the public and heart health, we’ve no vested interest in profit.center_img Apr 26th 2017, 4:53 PM There’s a huge amount you can do to reduce your risk: be more active, stop smoking, and decreasing your alcohol intake, go a huge way of reducing [your risk].This is part of a broader discussion on misinformation about health issues, which includes a recently given legal distinction between dietitians and nutritionists.Since last year, dietitians are legally registered and protected titles, while anyone can claim to be a nutritionist.Read: Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is ‘just plain wrong’Read: One ‘diet drink’ a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes – seven-year study 14,425 Views Image: Shutterstock/Lazarenko Svetlana Share72 Tweet Email4 Short URL 27 Comments last_img read more

Mangos to Seven

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Newsreader John Mangos’s television career has been given a second chance on channel Seven as he got the gig presenting the news at 4.30 pm. Mangos was sacked earlier this year from SKY news for making a ill-timed racist joke, but many say it was an over-reaction by the PAY TV provider, especially since he later apologised for what he said. Mangos will be doing the summer shifts for Channel Seven news coming at a sensitive time for the broadcaster who are in deals with providing media to China. In September, Mangos was also presenting the news on SBS.last_img read more

Australia to assist Greece with fire recovery efforts

first_imgAustralia has committed to provide disaster assistance to Greece following the devastating fires that struck the east of Athens on Monday 23 July.In a joint media release from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull MP and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP it was revealed that Australia will send 10 Disaster Assistance Response Team members from Fire and Rescue NSW and Victoria Fire and Emergency Services.The team will conduct fire impact assessments in the affected areas.“We are well placed to support Greece in recovery efforts, drawing on our experience of devastating bushfires at home,” the media release reads.The Assistance Response Team will be supported by Crisis Response Officers from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Emergency Management Australia, who will assist Greece to plan and coordinate recovery efforts.Mr Turnbull and Ms Bishop went on to acknowledge the “longstanding and close friendship” between the two countries.“Our thoughts and those of the Australian people are with the people of Greece who have been affected by this catastrophic event,” they said.“We stand together with Greece during its time of need.”The devastating fires in Greece claimed the lives of 92 people, with over 180 injured and several still missing.We will continue to update readers as more information becomes available. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lhorloge biologique des plantes les prépare au printemps

first_imgL’horloge biologique des plantes les prépare au printempsPourquoi les plantes ne ratent jamais le printemps ? Tout simplement parce que c’est inscrit dans leurs gênes. En effet, des scientifiques viennent de découvrir le gêne qui permet aux plantes de contrôler leur floraison.L’étude génétique du cresson a permis de révéler aux chercheurs de l’Université d’Édimbourg, que 12 gênes fonctionnent main dans la main pour contrôler l’horloge biologique de la plante. Et c’est la protéine TOC1, qui auparavant était associée au réveil de la plante, qui permettrait en réalité à cette dernière de ralentir son activité nocturne.À l’instar des humains, les plantes, les animaux et les bactéries ont leur propre rythme. Connu sous le nom de rythme circadien, ce cycle leur permet de s’ajuster aux heures de la journée et aux changements de saisons. Cité par la BBC, le Professeur Andrew Millar, qui a conduit la recherche explique : “le cycle biologique de 24 heures affectent tous les êtres vivants, y compris les humains, les plantes et les animaux. Il produit notamment de nombreux effets sur le sommeil, le métabolisme et l’immunité”.  Ce spécialiste précise également que cette découverte engendre “un grand changement dans notre façon d’étudier les plantes. En effet, comme les humains, nous devrions considérer que les plantes ont, elles aussi, leurs propres rythmes”. Selon lui, “l’horloge biologique des plantes leur permet d’emmagasiner l’énergie nécessaire pour se préparer soit pour la journée, soit pour la nuit”. Ainsi, les résultats obtenus par les chercheurs devraient être particulièrement intéressants, notamment pour l’étude de la floraison d’autres plantes que le cresson, comme le riz, l’orge ou le blé. Mieux connaitre la vie des plantes “Ces résultats sont très utiles dans la mesure où ils nous donnent de nombreuses informations en matière de biologie et de floraison”, affirme Andrew Millars. Cette étude a, par ailleurs, été corroborée par le Professeur Paloma Mas, du Centre de Recherche sur les Génomes dans l’Agriculture, en Espagne. Celle-ci précise ainsi qu’il est “désormais possible d’étendre nos connaissances sur les cycles horaires aux récoltes et aux autres plantes utilisées dans l’agroalimentaire”. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les scientifiques espèrent pouvoir y voir plus clair dans les rythmes saisonniers qui affectent les êtres vivants. Cela pourrait leur permettre de mieux comprendre le processus de floraison mais aussi les modèles de reproduction des animaux. “Nous sommes désormais mieux équipés pour comprendre comment ce processus complexe modifie la vie des plantes et ce qui se passe lorsqu’il est interrompu, par exemple, en cas de changement climatique”.Mais les chercheurs ne comptent pas s’arrêter en si bon chemin. Le Professeur Millar affirme que “si nous connaissons déjà 12 gênes, nous souhaiterions en savoir plus sur ceux qui contrôlent la photosynthèse, l’ouverture des pétales, l’utilisation du nitrogène et l’odeur”. Le 17 mars 2012 à 16:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Silkworms That Eat Graphene Spin Webbing As Strong As Spideys

first_img Spider Silk Could Be Used to Make Artificial MusclesSilkworms Engineered to Produce Spider Silk Stay on target Humans have been using silk to make fabrics for more than six thousands years. It’s already one of the strongest fibers around, but researchers have made it even stronger — and electrically conductive.A Chinese research team at Tsinghua University has discovered that by feeding silkworms a rather unique diet that the silk they produced can be transformed into something straight out of Peter Parker’s lab. It’s more than 50% stronger than ordinary silk, which is pretty impressive given that some silks have a tensile strength as high as 650MPa. That puts the team’s super silk right up there with materials like tungsten and steel.And when it’s heated to 1050°C, the carbonized silk becomes an excellent conductor of electricity. So what, exactly, do you feed a silkworm to get it to produce this miraculous new fiber? The same things you use to improve everything from lithium-ion batteries to solar cells.Graphene and carbon nanotubes. They tricked the silkworms into eating by spraying a coating onto the delicious mulberry leaves they love, sort of how parents hide the peas to get their kids to eat vegetables.Led by Dr. Yingying Zhang, the team believes that their super-silk has loads of potential applications. Among them: biomedical implants, smart fabrics, and highly-efficient indoor solar cells.There’s also plenty of confidence that the production process can be scaled up rather easily… provided that someone else can produce enough graphene and carbon nanotubes for the silkworms to eat. It doesn’t take much, though. Amazingly, the spray only contains .2% of the stuff by weight.Image courtesy Wikimedia Commonslast_img read more

Valdano reflects on Barcelona and Real Madrids defeats

first_imgArgentine legend Jorge Valdano, analyzed Real Madrid’s defeat at Sevilla in detail this Thursday and how The Best awards affected the squad.There are many authorized voices that usually talk about Real Madrid and Barcelona with objectivity, but very few of them tend to be as poignant as Argentine legend Jorge Valdano who has a long history with Los Blancos.The former striker started his career as a manager after football but he soon realized that his place was more helpful for the beautiful sport as an analyst and a scholar, today Valdano has written many books about football and he also has a unique point of view about the biggest names in world football.Just last week, we could see him conducting an interview to Pep Guardiola on his ‘Universo Valdano’ show that airs on Spanish cable. This Thursday he was invited by renowned Spanish journalist Jose Ramon de la Morena, to his radio show ‘El Transistor’, where he discussed many interesting topics but the most interesting one was the Spanish giants’ La Liga defeats this past Wednesday.Both Barcelona and Real Madrid lost their matches against Leganes and Sevilla, respectively. As a football analyst, these types of matches usually peak Jorge Valdano’s interest because we don’t get to see grand clubs like these losing on the same day.Valdano’s analysis was more about Real Madrid because losing 3-0 was more shocking than Barcelona’s defeat, the Catalan club’s result happened due to isolated mistakes, whereas Los Blancos were demolished by Sevilla.Valdano en @ElTransistorOC: “El Sevilla encontró pasillos por todos los lados” https://t.co/OnScnFUTwO pic.twitter.com/jJzG4U6GKw— MARCA (@marca) September 27, 2018During the space in which he spoke about Real Madrid’s odd result from last Wednesday, Valdano spoke in detail about the reasons he thinks this happened and he also hinted at the possibility of The Best award ceremony affecting their performance during the same week.“We could see a vastly more tired Real Madrid during the second half of this match, Lopetegui told the players to stay in the back in order to protect the result.”“The Best awards are a distraction from modern football and they are never great for when the team needs resting time, and it possibly doesn’t help in the game’s preparation either.”“There has to be an explanation about the cold manner in which Real Madrid went out and played that game.”“There was once chance from Sevilla before the 15-second mark and then the Andalusian squad offered an exhibition that found the best holes on the wings, Real Madrid couldn’t defend from the sides. The Sevilla players appeared to be more focused, they also looked quicker.”James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“When Real Madrid received the first blow, it was impossible for them to get back in the game. They suffered too much after that.”“They did improve during the second half, but it simply wasn’t enough. Today both Real Madrid and Barcelona can feel bad for their own result, but they can also feel salvaged by their rival’s loss,” said Valdano during the interview on ‘El Transistor’ for Radio Marca and Onda Cero.Last night, both Barcelona and Real Madrid lost on the same day for the first time since January 2015. pic.twitter.com/xr53bRyqbB— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) September 27, 2018Both Spanish giants lose on the same day, three years laterThe last time that Real Madrid and Barcelona lost on the very same day was three years ago, exactly 1,361 days later during the 2014-2015 season. During that time, Carlo Ancelotti was the Real Madrid manager and he was coming out of the historic ‘Decima’ (Real Madrid’s 10th European Cup).Los Blancos really struggled to find their center during that season and they had an overall forgettable performance, they lost 2-1 in Mestalla on the 4th of January, 2017. But FC Barcelona’s situation was a lot different after that Sunday, they lost 1-0 in Anoeta against Real Sociedad in a weird day for manager Luis Enrique who oddly left Lionel Messi on the bench from the start of the match.That defeat served the Catalan club as a moment of clarity, that was good enough for them to win their second treble in history by the end of the season. Messi’s absence at the start of that game would be a warning for Luis Enrique, who never imagined what a historic season the Argentine player would have in every competition he played.Three years later the same thing happened to both clubs, it should be interesting to see how they perform throughout the current season and if one of both clubs will have a historic year. Valdano was right to point out that both clubs losing left everything the same, but Real Madrid has a much more difficult weekend as they face Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu.Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga this season 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MCDJiQqIMo— SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 27, 2018Which of both clubs will finish the season with more trophies, Real Madrid or Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Wheeland has Christmas Eve party today

first_img Related Items:christmas eve party, wheeland Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Dec 2015 – It is Christmas Eve and it is just hours now to a long holiday weekend and the time of year to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, a most prominent season on the Christian calendar. While there will continue to be shopping and saving for the consumers across the islands, there are still some community parties planned including one to be hosted by Wheeland District, Member of Parliament Hon Delroy Williams. Williams says the event will take place at the recently refurbished and named Kareem Walkin Basketball court in the community. ‘Christmas in Wheeland’ is set for 4:30pm to 8pm later today and features games, toys, food and bouncing castle. Monday is also a public or bank holiday in the Turks and Caicos. Hot PNP race pegged for Wheeland District PNP supporter ‘no-show’ at Wheeland Claims & Objections Overgrown bush moved by MPs and TCEMlast_img read more

Police sergeant found guilty after stealing gasoline

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A jury found a Miami-Dade Police sergeant guilty, Wednesday, for stealing gasoline intended only for use in his police cruiser.Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Emil Lugo was convicted of stealing the gas and using it to fill up his wife’s car.Lugo will remain out of jail while he awaits sentencing, which could result in as much as five years in prison.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more