Round-up: Jose on Liverpool and Anfield, young Stones could play against Everton, Defoe backed, Remy boost

first_imgCosta will get some time offChelsea plan to give Diego Costa a complete rest during the international break after he was left out of the Spain squad for matches against Belarus and Germany.Blues boss Jose Mourinho has insisted he had no influence over the omission following the striker’s recent hamstring problems, but welcomed the news and revealed that Costa will do “nothing” for a few days as part of his recuperation.Mourinho has Loic Remy back in his squad for Saturday’s game against Liverpool and has insisted that his players will not be affected by the Anfield atmosphere.Chelsea are 6/5 to win the game with BetVictor, QPR are 13/2 outsiders against Manchester City, while Brentford are 3/1 to win at Millwall and Fulham are 23/20 to get back to winning ways against Huddersfield.Rangers expect to sign DefoeMeanwhile, QPR boss Harry Redknapp has backed Jermain Defoe ahead of his expected move to Loftus Road, insisting the 32-year-old striker would still score goals in the Premier League.There continues to be plenty of speculation about Defoe. The Daily Mirror, who previously claimed Redknapp needed to convince chairman Tony Fernandes to sanction the deal, today reported that the issue has caused a boardroom split because Fernandes is a huge fan of the player but others at the club are less keen.In other news, Wealdstone could face Everton in the third round of the FA Youth Cup. The young Stones must first overcome Stevenage.Holders Chelsea will travel to Leeds United, QPR to Birmingham, Brentford to Hull, while Fulham will be away to one of Crewe, Abbey Hey or York City.And in cricket, Sam Robson has signed a one-year extension to his Middlesex contract.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

H-DNL soccer: Arcata wins big, Fortuna wins on the road

first_imgThe seniors led the way for Arcata Wednesday evening as Zakiya Elloway and Bailey Cherms each netted three goals as the Tigers topped visiting South Fork 12-0, at Arcata High.Arcata scored six goals in the first half and repeated the effort in the second half as coach Patrick Stranahan was able to give field time to the majority of his club in what was a, to say the least, comfortable win on Wednesday.“Zakiya is really growing as a team leader and just doing well as a captain for our team,” …last_img read more

Becoming More Plant-Centric: A Review of Plant-Based Diets

first_imgAuthor: Christian Maino Vieytes, Masters Candidate, University of IllinoisDr. Ellsworth Wareham lives a comfortable and simple life as a retired cardiothoracic surgeon. He left medical practice 40 years ago when he was 74 years of age. That makes him a fruitful and thriving 104-year-old, today! The question on everyone’s mind, I would imagine, is: how does he do it? How did Dr. Wareham achieve centenarian status? Well, prodding Dr. Wareham with the relevant question prompts a simple response: he attributes his longevity to the adoption of a whole-foods plant based diet over 50 years ago, a common practice within his religious community of the Seventh-Day Adventists. But Dr. Wareham is probably just a genetic outlier, right? Well, let’s take a look at what the science has to say about plant-based diets before we cast judgment.DefinitionWe’ve heard the term, perhaps, thrown around loosely, but what does it actually mean to follow a plant-based diet? Researchers at Harvard have established that a plant-based diet “emphasizes intake of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes” and consists“of a diverse family of dietary patterns, defined in terms of low frequency of consumption of animal foods.” Some describe the diet as completely abstaining from all animal products; an exclusively plant-based diet. The popular Mediterranean Diet, with its focus on these food groups and the minimization of animal products, would certainly fit the definition. Plant-based diets distinguish themselves from vegan diets, which also define themselves by the elimination of all animal products, in that vegans do not necessarily get the majority of their calories from whole plant foods. You can be vegan and eat as many fries (fried in oil) and Oreos as you please but it does not mean it’s healthy!CancerMuch of the beneficial effects of consuming a primarily or exclusively plant-based diet arise from the ratio of fruits/vegetables to products of animal origin. With respect to cancer, several studies have demonstrated that this ratio is highly relevant to one’s risk of developing the disease. Studies on the Mediterranean diet have also established that variations of the diet that maximize fruit and vegetable consumption while minimizing meat and other animal products are associated with a reduced risk of various types of cancer. Specifically, various chemicals found in plants have been found to have protective effects while chemicals that arise in meat and also through the cooking process are responsible for mutations in our DNA that can lead to cancer.Cardiovascular Disease and DiabetesMuch of the benefits of a plant-based diet come from the large amounts of antioxidants, fiber, and whole grains that people on this diet consume relative to the rest of the population. Average fiber intake in the United States for adults is 17 g/day, which is nowhere close to the recommended intake level of ~30 g per day. Those on a plant-based diet may easily consume upwards of 60-80 g per day. Eating primarily high-fiber, whole-plant foods has been shown to effectively promote healthy weight loss by increasing feelings of fullness and lowering the total intake of calories, since fiber has no digestible calories. Fiber is also known for its cholesterol-lowering effects in the blood and its ability to regulate blood-sugar levels. Put all together, these effects provide the basis for why plant-based diets are so effective in treating cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Patients can work with their physicians or dietitians to develop a plan that promotes this pattern of eating.A Sustainable AlternativeAside from the health benefits associated with eating an exclusively plant-based diet, there are also substantial environmental benefits that the planet can profit from by incorporating more fruits and vegetables on our plate. Did you know it requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef? Not only does livestock agriculture guzzle astronomical amounts of this limited resource but the United Nations recognizes it as a leading contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, water contamination, and species extinction.Who knew we could both benefit our bodies and the planet by filling our plate with more fruits and vegetables?BibliographyBarnard, Neal D., et al. “A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial–.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 89.5 (2009): 1588S-1596S.Ford, Brian J. “Impact of cultured meat on global agriculture.” World Agriculture 2.2 (2011): 43-46.Grosso, Giuseppe, et al. “Mediterranean diet and cancer: epidemiological evidence and mechanism of selected aspects.” BMC surgery 13.2 (2013): S14.Jenkins, David JA, et al. “Type 2 diabetes and the vegetarian diet.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 78.3 (2003): 610S-616S.Kapiszewska, Maria. “A vegetable to meat consumption ratio as a relevant factor determining cancer preventive diet.” Local Mediterranean food plants and nutraceuticals. Vol. 59. Karger Publishers, 2006. 130-153.Melina, Vesanto, Winston Craig, and Susan Levin. “Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: vegetarian diets.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 116.12 (2016): 1970-1980.Orlich, Michael J., et al. “Vegetarian dietary patterns and mortality in Adventist Health Study 2.” JAMA internal medicine173.13 (2013): 1230-1238.Pevreall, K. (2018, June 13). 102 Year Old Former Surgeon Shares Secret To Avoiding Heart Disease. Retrieved from, Ambika, and Frank B. Hu. “Plant-based diets and cardiovascular health.” Trends in cardiovascular medicine (2018).Steinfeld, Henning, et al. Livestock’s long shadow: environmental issues and options. UN Food & Agriculture Org., 2006.Yokoyama, Yoko, Susan M. Levin, and Neal D. Barnard. “Association between plant-based diets and plasma lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Nutrition reviews 75.9 (2017): 683-698.last_img read more

Reyes keeps door open for injured Romeo

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next If Romeo does miss the first game of the Asian qualifiers, he will leave a huge hole in Gilas Pilipinas’ offense. The cold-blooded scorer averaged 17.8 points, 3.0 assists, and 1.7 rebounds in his last run with the Philippine squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.“We’re not giving up on Terrence. We still hope that he can still make the lineup,” said Reyes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img Photo from Fiba.comThree days before leaving for Japan for first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers, three Gilas players are still dealing with injuries.Calvin Abueva is suffering from flu while Jayson Castro is nursing back spasms, leading them to miss the final tuneup game against NLEX on Saturday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Terrence Romeo, who is still suffering from a knee contusion, meanwhile, will unlikely be available in the game against Japan.“Terrence is not yet 100-percent. He’s coming in and out of practice, but he’s unsure. He came to a few practices, but hasn’t been able to do any scrimmages,” the veteran mentor said during the team’s sendoff at Crowne Plaza in Ortigas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReyes, though, still expects the GlobalPort guard to join the 16-man Philippine crew in Tokyo with national team planning to submit the final roster for the Japan game until the deadline on November 23.“He’s still part of the pool. We haven’t struck out anybody and everyone in the pool has a chance to be in the lineup,” he said. La Salle books UAAP finals return, ousts Adamson Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

UK close to deflation

first_imgUK close to deflation26 viewsUK close to deflation26 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00UK close to deflation26 viewsBusinessDeflation is close – but don’t worry. That was the message from Bank of England governor Mark Carney, as he explained why UK inflation is at its lowest level in nearly 15 years. (SOUNDBITE) (EnglishVentuno Web Player 4.50Deflation is close – but don’t worry. That was the message from Bank of England governor Mark Carney, as he explained why UK inflation is at its lowest level in nearly 15 years. (SOUNDBITE) (Englishlast_img read more

Women more affected by kidney diseases

first_imgPhoto : BssWomen are more affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) than men due to negligence and social barriers, experts said.`Some studies revealed that women are more vulnerable to kidney disease than men; the disease is more likely to develop among women compared to men’, Director of the National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology (NIKDU) professor Nurul Huda Lenin told BSS on Wednesday.Referring to a data of `Global Prevalence of CKD – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’, he said the rate of kidney disease among women is 14 per cent while 12 per cent among men, adding the number of women being conducted dialysis is lower than men.CKD is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death.Professor Lenin said at least three major reasons are responsible for getting CKD among women — negligence, social barriers and lack of awareness. According to Bangladesh Kidney Foundation, over 10 million people have been now suffering from kidney disease in the country. Nearly 160,000 kidney patients, who are in serious condition, have to undergo regular dialysis every week.About 195 million women are affected by CKD in the world and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death among women with around 600,000 people dies of this disease each year.The number of diabetes and high blood pressure patients are rising in the country for various reasons, including bad food habit and uncontrolled lifestyle, said professor Harun Ur Rashid, president of Bangladesh Kidney Foundation, adding many of them get kidney disease at some stage. The symptoms of kidney diseases might not be noticeable until the last stage, it is important to know the risk factors and conduct medical test regularly, he suggested.The country, however, would celebrate the World Kidney Day and the International Women’s Day 2018 tomorrow, Thursday as these two special days are going to be observed on the same day, offering the opportunity to reflect on women’s health specifically their kidney health.The World Kidney Day-2018 with the theme of `Kidneys and Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower promotes affordable and equitable access to health education, healthcare and prevention of kidney diseases for all women and girls in the world.last_img

Will And Beto Drive To DC Top Things We Learned From The

first_img Share CONGRESSMAN BETO O’ROURKE’S FACEBOOK PAGEU.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, and Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, drove across the country when an east coast snowstorm scrambled their flights back to Washington.With flights canceled up and down the eastern seaboard Tuesday, two Texas members of Congress went all Thelma and Louise across the state — the start of a cross-country road trip so they could castvotes at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.U.S. Reps. Will Hurd of Helotes, a Republican, and Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, a Democrat, faced weather-related flight cancelations, so they opted for a 24-hour drive across Texas and beyond.“Will and I wanted to beat the blizzard of 2017, so we jumped in a Chevy Impala in San Antonio,” O’Rourke said. “We’re driving across the country.”The pair decided to livestream what will be 1,600 miles of banter and heavy policy discussions that so far have covered veterans’ services, Medicaid, immigration and frustrations with the partisan apparatus in Washington.They spent Tuesday morning traveling up Interstate 35, with a plan to turn east at Dallas. Here is what we’ve learned: Hurd’s CIA handle: By far the coolest detail surfaced amid a conversation about preferred morning caffeine. Hurd prefers lattes, while O’Rourke takes his coffee black. And that was when Hurd revealed his handle while serving as an undercover CIA agent overseas: “Coffee Black.”They know good Mexican food: The day began with breakfast at Mi Tierra, a downtown San Antonio Mexican food restaurant. It is also a favorite of Bill and Hillary Clinton.They’re doppelgangers:  Noting his 23rd district runs up into the outskirts of O’Rourke’s hometown, Hurd said he is frequently mistaken for his Democratic friend. “I’ve been confused for Beto O’Rourke many times in El Paso and in Washington, D.C.,” Hurd said. O’Rourke knows how to use the internet:  O’Rourke mostly coordinates the livestream through his various  accounts while Hurd fields media interviews, including a live phone interview with MSNBC. Last year, O’Rourke was the main point man who live streamed the House Democratic takeover of the chamber floor. They have stellar taste in music: Johnny Cash, John Denver and Willie Nelson made their road trip playlist. The force is with them: When asked from an online watcher, “Star Wars or Star Trek?” both men indicated their preference was with the Jedi. O’Rourke was careful, however, to show some geographic loyalty to his fellow El Pasoan, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.Neither man is happy with U.S. Rep. Steve King: Over the weekend, the Iowa Republican tweeted critical comments about foreigners and their children. O’Rourke called for a rebuke from the U.S. House of Representatives if King does not apologize. Hurd described the contributions of immigrants and said tone of King’s comments are “unhelpful” and “mean.”They are both potential statewide candidates…at least someday: During a stop on the University of Texas campus to see NBC’s Chuck Todd, the Meet the Press anchor asked both men when they might run statewide. Hurd demurred. “I think the connection is getting bad,” Hurd joked. “I’m focused on the 23rd district about getting re-elected there, and doing the work of those people.” O’Rourke, however, said his Senate intentions will soon be clear: “I’m really close to making an announcement.” He is all but certain to run for U.S. Senate, but is still relatively unknown both in Washington and Texas. He will need to raise his profile if he is to make headway in what would be an uphill climb against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas Tribune provided this story.Copyright 2017 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM.last_img read more