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Man, woman charged with possession of meth, ecstasy, marijuana

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Amora Stephens A 40-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested with possession of methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana.Lacoy Oshay Hawkins, 40, was charged with possession of a controlled substance of more than four grams and less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance of more than one gram and less than four grams, a third-degree felony, failure to identify fugitive with the intent to give false information, a class A misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.Amora Marquet Stephens, 28, was charged with possession of a controlled substance of more than four grams and less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance of more than one gram and less than four grams, a third-degree felony, possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.Hawkins was also charged with going off bond from assault by strangulation (family violence), a third-degree felony, and continuous family violence (family violence), a third-degree felony, from May 8.Officers were conducting a special assignment in the 2100 block of West 15th Street at 2:54 p.m. Monday because of reported drug activity in the area, the Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.Officers saw a 2008 silver and red Chevrolet HHR stop at one of the residences that officers were watching, the affidavit stated. The HHR picked up a person and took off. Officers followed the HHR.As the HHR was traveling west in the 3100 block of West 16th Street, officers reportedly stated the vehicle’s insurance was unconfirmed. A traffic stop was conducted.The driver, identified as Stephens, stated the HHR was uninsured and she didn’t have proof of financial responsibility, the affidavit stated. The front right passenger identified himself as 33-year-old Lamarcus Owens.Officers asked Stephens if there was anything illegal in the HHR and she stated there shouldn’t be, the affidavit detailed. Stephens reportedly gave consent to search the vehicle.Officers located several clear plastic baggies wrapped in a black handkerchief that was in Stephens’ purse, the affidavit stated. Two of the clear plastic baggies contained a white crystal like substance that reportedly field tested positive for meth. There was one plastic baggy that contained a green crystal like substance that also reportedly field tested positive for meth.There were two plastic baggies that contained multicolored pills that field tested positive for ecstasy and two plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance known to be marijuana, the affidavit detailed.There were 19.2 grams of meth and 15 ecstasy pills that weigh three grams, the affidavit stated.Officers also found out that Owens’ real name was Hawkins and that he several warrants out of Ector County, the affidavit detailed. Hawkins initially stated the narcotics in the HHR were his.Officers read Hawkins his Miranda Warning and he stated he understood his rights and was willing to talk to officers, the affidavit stated. Officers asked Hawkins of all the narcotics that were found in the HHR which were his, he refused to talk to officers.Stephens was also read her Miranda Warning and she stated she understood her rights and was willing to talk to officers, the affidavit stated. Stephens stated she had no knowledge of the narcotics that were found in her purse and she believed Hawkins put them there.Stephens and Hawkins were arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. Stephens has three bonds totaling $65,500, while Hawkins has six bonds totaling $126,500, jail records show. Stephens and Hawkins were both in custody as of Tuesday afternoon. Facebook By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Twittercenter_img Local News Man, woman charged with possession of meth, ecstasy, marijuana Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleCity may want TxDOT help for GrantNext articleMacee Mack Odessa Americanlast_img read more

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Announce “Homecoming” Show

first_imgPhil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have announced a special homecoming show, set to take place on Thursday, February 28th at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads.Phil Lesh and his ensemble–including Grahame Lesh, Alex Koford, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Elliot Peck, and Nathan Graham–recently wrapped up a series of shows on the road, which included a two-night run at Los Angeles, CA’s Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, as well as performances at Portland, OR’s Roseland Theater and Seattle, WA’s Showbox.The event page notes, “I’m a Goin’ Home. Whoa Whoa Baby, Back Where I Belong! Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Bring it Back Home!”Tickets for Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band’s upcoming homecoming show are currently on sale here.Next up for Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family band is a two-night run at Chicago, IL’s Thalia Hall on March 7th and 8th, followed by another two-night stand at New Orleans, LA’s Joy Theater on April 25th and 26th. The band will then head out to Colorado for a headlining show at Morrison’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th, as well as an appearance at Floyd, VA’s FloydFest in July.For a full list of Phil Lesh’s upcoming tour dates and more information, head to his website.last_img read more

Dodgers shut out at Wrigley Field, lose a series for first time in a month

first_imgThe Dodgers further hamstrung their chances Wednesday, running into a pair of outs on the bases. Chris Taylor was thrown out at home on an outstanding play by Jason Heyward in the third inning. Kike’ Hernandez was doubled off second on a line drive in the eighth. Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Taylor later left the game with tightness in his left hamstring. The injury is not considered serious and Taylor is expected to play Friday when the Dodgers open a series in New York.“We’ll see. He’s gotten beat up a little bit,” Roberts said of Taylor, who was hit in the back of a helmet by a pitch Tuesday and fouled a ball off his left ankle in the first inning Wednesday. “But CT’s obviously mentally, physically tough. We’ll evaluate it on Friday but the expectation is he’ll be in there on Friday.”The Cubs pieced together runs one at a time against Dodgers starter Ross Stripling to hand him his first loss after six consecutive wins.A hit-and-run single by Ben Zobrist in the first inning set up a run when the Dodgers couldn’t turn a double play quick enough. Kyle Schwarber muscled up and shot a solo home run through the wind into the center field bleachers. Javier Baez led off the fifth inning with a double (one of his three extra-base hits in the game) and scored on an RBI single by Kris Bryant. CHICAGO — The winds of change have blown through the Dodgers’ offense and it has had a chilling effect.The most productive offense in the majors for the first half of June, the Dodgers managed just five runs in three games – 28 innings compressed into about 28 hours by Monday’s rainout – at Wrigley Field, none Wednesday as Jon Lester and Anthony Bass combined to hold the Dodgers to six hits in a 4-0 shutout.It was the first series the Dodgers lost since they dropped two of three in Miami on May 15-17 and the first time they have been shut out since May 6 in San Diego. Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury “Offensively, I thought it was one of our best-approached offensive games,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, trying to pull the wet blanket off. “Lester might have had a little rabbit’s foot in his pocket. He didn’t have the command he normally has and we took some really good swings and squared a lot of balls up. They made some really good plays. Credit to them, to Jon for hanging in there and going seven innings.“When we did get guys on, we just couldn’t get that big hit. But overall today, I thought the at-bat quality was good.”That great approach produced 29 fly balls that fought the Wrigley winds – blowing in throughout the series – and came down short of the ivy.“You know how it is here,” Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said. “I’ve hit some balls hard here that didn’t go out and I’m like (makes curling motion with his arms), ‘Better get in the weight room.’ And I’ve missed some balls here that I was surprised when they went out. It’s Wrigley. It’s a blessing and a curse.“We hit some balls hard in this series. That’s all I’ll say.” Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ center_img Only one of those balls went out – a solo shot by Joc Pederson leading off Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader. They hit no home runs Sunday either, leaving Pederson’s solo shot as their lone home run in the past four games after hitting 34 in the first 13 games this month. Not coincidentally, the Dodgers have lost three of their past four games.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Without the long ball providing offense, the Dodgers have been unable to make up for it with clutch hitting. They went 5 for 35 with runners in scoring position in this series including 1 for 6 during Wednesday’s shutout.“We have to situational hit, too,” Roberts said. “We had opportunities this series and we didn’t come through. Sometimes you do have to get a guy over to then hit a fly ball or a grounder to get him in. We had opportunities to do that. We need to get better. We need to get better.“That’s definitely one facet. But I think every manager will say their team needs better situational hitting. But, absolutely, when you’re not hitting the ball out of the ballpark things do get magnified. And when you go up against good, quality pitching, when you do get opportunities which are harder to come by, you do have to sometimes manufacture, absolutely.”Related Articles Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense PreviousThe Chicago Cubs from left, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell celebrate the team’s 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers after a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at second base in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits an RBI ground out to Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. Jason Heyward scored. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, right, talks to starting pitcher Ross Stripling in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor at home off a throw from right fielder Jason Heyward, to end the top half of the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Cubs catcher Willson Contreras tags out the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor at home off a throw from right fielder Jason Heyward, to end the top half of the third inning during Wednesday’s game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras celebrates after tagging out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor at home off a throw from right fielder Jason Heyward, to end the top half of the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester wipes his face in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist singles during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber watches his home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ross Stripling during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy catches a shallow pop up in foul territory by Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras checks the runner at first during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp looks out to right field after his fly out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs’ Tommy La Stella hits a pinch-hit RBI single off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yimi Garcia during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. Javier Baez scored. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Anthony Bass delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The Chicago Cubs from left, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell celebrate the team’s 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers after a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at second base in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 18CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at second base in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Expand Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Watch: Amazing hidden waterfall discovered in Donegal mountains

first_imgWith so many hidden gems and untouched locations, Donegal is a dream county for intrepid explorers.Many people strive to find the ‘secret waterfalls’ and amazing caves that lie across the county.Now, another magical place has popped up on the radar. Two brave adventurers discovered this hidden waterfall deep in the Derryveagh Mountains in Gweedore. The 50ft feature is an impressive spectacle:The waterfall was found by Conor and Sarah, who share their trips on the @GraniteNomads Instagram page. They had to hike upriver to reach the bottom of the waterfall and warned that it’s not easy to access.  Conor and Sarah use their page to show that Gweedore in Donegal is a playground for the adventurer – “and not just GAA and pubs!”The couple kitted out their own mini camper van for their trips and enjoy hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking, longboard skating and camping in their spare time.“We just want to show people you don’t always need to go away abroad to get amazing experiences and travel spots when we have them right here on your doorstep,” Conor said.“You just need your coat, your camera and when the sun comes out Donegal is the most picturesque, beautiful place in the world.”If you’d like to follow the Granite Nomads, visit their page here: https://www.instagram.com/granitenomads/Watch: Amazing hidden waterfall discovered in Donegal mountains was last modified: September 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:derryveaghgranite nomadsGweedorenatureTravelwaterfalllast_img read more

Eassy to go live soon

first_imgThe Eassy cable has connection points along the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. James Wekesa is WIOCC’s chief commercial officer. (Images: WIOCC blog) MEDIA CONTACTS • James Wekesa WIOCC Chief Commercial Officer +254 20 374 6594/5 [email protected]  RELATED ARTICLES • Broadband boost as Eassy hits SA • Seacom: new era for SA internet • Better broadband for Africa • African broadband to rise 500% • Wacs cable gets the green light Bongani NkosiConstruction of Africa’s largest undersea fibre-optic broadband cable, the East African Submarine Cable System (Eassy), has been completed – paving the way for improved internet connectivity between the continent and the rest of the world.The West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC), the leading partner in the project, has announced that the installation of the Eassy cable was completed on 19 April along the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.This marked the conclusion of the installation phase of the project, which began in Maputo, Mozambique, in December 2009. The cable was laid by the Ile de Batz vessel.The next step is to test Eassy before introducing it to the market in July, said WIOCC’s CEO Chris Wood in a statement.“Now that this critical stage of the project has been completed successfully and ahead of time, we will start system testing almost immediately. Once this is finalised, we are looking forward to connecting our first customers to the network from July 2010.”Eassy now runs along the Indian Ocean floor to the Red Sea, from the coast of Mtunzini in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province to the major shipping zone of Port Sudan.Rivalling SeacomThe 10 000km-long high-capacity cable will significantly boost broadband connectivity and the general telecommunications industry in 21 sub-Saharan countries, connecting those states with each other and elsewhere around the globe.Eassy’s landing stations in Mtunzini, Port Sudan, Maputo, Toliary in Madagascar, Moroni in the Comoros, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa in Kenya and Djibouti offer greater connectivity than any other cable in the region, which includes Seacom.Eassy will have the capacity to transmit 1.4 Terabytes (Tb) per second, compared to the 600m-long Seacom, which offers bandwidth at the speed of 1.28Tb per second.Countries in East, Central and Southern Africa in particular will have access to faster and affordable broadband once Eassy is active. The cable will link with numerous other international undersea cable networks, creating a “diverse [and] seamless” connectivity to Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.“… Eassy offers carriers in Africa affordable, high-speed connectivity into other parts of the continent, and direct access to key internet exchange points in Europe and North America,” said James Wekesa, WIOCC’s chief commercial officer.“For international carriers, it offers a reliable, high-capacity route into parts of Africa that have previously been seen as difficult-to-reach locations. In both cases it does so with a degree of commercial flexibility that has until now been completely unattainable.”Connecting East Africa to EuropeEassy will be the first undersea cable system to directly connect Africa’s east coast nations to Europe. This gives it an edge when compared to existing systems, which are routed via India and the Middle East, according to Ryan Sher, chairperson of Eassy’s technical working group.“… Other east coast systems use longer routes via the Middle East or India; our optimised routing means that we are able to offer the lowest latency service to our customers,” Sher said.“Eassy will … minimise the time taken for traffic from Africa to reach the key internet peering points in Europe and North America, and vice versa,” he added.The majority of international traffic is internet-based, and most of Africa’s internet traffic is destined for Europe and the US “where the most popular content and applications are located”, Sher said. “Our ability to deliver content faster gives us and our customers a competitive edge in the market.”Reaching out to landlocked countriesNine landlocked African countries – Botswana, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho – will also enjoy more efficient broadband connection through Eassy.“At WIOCC we are also working with our shareholders to deliver high-speed, fibre-optic connectivity not just to the Eassy landing stations, but deep into the interior of Africa,” said Wood. This will enable us to satisfy the growing customer demand for end-to-end service and provide improved geographic reach.”A major African stakeAs the largest shareholder with a 29% stake, WIOCC was set up specifically to drive investment in the Eassy cable system. The consortium’s headquarters are in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. It was initially owned by 12 African telecommunications companies, until Zimbabwe’s TelOne and the Libyan Post, Telecom and Information Technology Company bought in recently.The two joined Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Dalkom Somalia, Djibouti Telecom, Gilat Satcom Nigeria, the government of Seychelles, Lesotho Telecommunications Authority, Onatel Burundi, Telkom Kenya, TDM Mozambique, U-COM Burundi, Uganda Telecom and Zantel Tanzania.All WIOCC’s sub-Saharan Africa stakeholders will play a key role in rolling out the fibre-optic networks, generated from Eassy, in their respective countries.Numerous other public and private companies have invested in Eassy. South Africa’s MTN, Vodacom, Neotel and Telkom also have a stake. Others include Sudan Telecom Limited, Comores Telecom, Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited, Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited and Mauritius Telecom.African telecom operators own more than 92% of the Eassy project, with the remaining shares taken up by international ventures, such as France Telecom, Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Telecom Company, Bharti Airtel India and the Communications Global Networks Services.last_img read more

Questions and answers to the Phytonutrient and Cardiovascular Disease Webinar

first_imgPhotospin.com jean-luc cochonneauby Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNSuch a great webinar presented by Dr. Elvira DeMejia on March 15, 2017, Phytonutrients and Cardiovascular Disease.  The information shared and questions asked were stimulating and insightful to this vital topic. Below is a summary.Overview:Bioactive compounds are compounds found in plant foods such as phytonutrients or phytochemicals that have some biological activity beyond nutrition.Dr. DeMejia discussed the benefits of bioactive compounds and their effect on inflammation, absorption, and metabolism of phenolic compounds, anthocyanin, and examples of proteins and peptides and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We need to educate our customers about bioactive compounds and their relationship to health.Consumer studies have shown that 87% of Americans believe that foods have health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Between 43% to 85% of Americans are aware that specific food components such as omegas-3 fatty acids have health benefits.  So much of the public is aware that food has health benefits but may not be aware of which foods and the exact components.Inflammation plays an important role in atherosclerosis.  Atherosclerosis is initiated by risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension (HTN).  These risk factors can lead to inflamed regions on the arterial wall, which accumulates cells called macrophages.  These macrophages engulf lipid particles and develop into atherosclerotic lesions.  This inflammation is a contributor in the atherogenic process.  We need to know how to avoid these atherosclerotic lesions.Scientific evidence has shown that diet can influence, decrease the inflammatory process.  The Mediterranean diet has been shown to decrease heart disease risk, decrease blood pressure, decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and increase mortality.Questions from the webinar chat pod:Question for participants: What does the phrase “bioactive compounds” mean to you? What do you think the connection is between bioactive compounds in plant food and cardiovascular disease?Phytonutrients or phytochemicals is the broad name for a  group of compounds produced by plants such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains.  These compounds have a protective or disease preventive properties.  Some scientists estimate that there are more than 4000 phytochemicals with different functions.  Possible actions:An antioxidant protects against oxidative damage.Hormonal, in flavones found in soy imitate human estrogens.Stimulation of enzymes, Indoles make estrogen less effective and could reduce the risk for breast cancer.Interference with DNA replication, such as saponins in beans interferes with replication of cell DNA, preventing the multiplication of cancer cells.Anti-bacterial, allicin from garlic has anti-bacterial qualities.Physical action, some bind to cell walls preventing the adhesion of pathogens. References:Richelle M, Enslen M, Hager C, et al. Both free and esterified plant sterols reduce cholesterol absorption and the bioavailability of beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol in normocholesterolemic humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004;80(1):171-177.von Holtz RL, Fink CS, Awad AB. beta-Sitosterol activates the sphingomyelin cycle and induces apoptosis in LNCaP human prostate cancer cells. Nutr Cancer. 1998;32(1):8-12.Awad AB, Roy R, Fink CS. Beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol, induces apoptosis and activates key caspases in MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells. Oncol Rep. 2003;10(2):497-500.Choi YH, Kong KR, Kim YA, et al. Induction of Bax and activation of caspases during beta-sitosterol-mediated apoptosis in human colon cancer cells. Int J Oncol. 2003;23(6):1657-1662.Linus Pauling Institute – PhytosterolsPhytochemicals.info Which is higher in bioactives, the DASH diet or the Mediterranean diet?Both are plant based but the Mediterranean diet has a greater diversity of foods both plant and animal based. The Mediterranean Diet also has the addition of wine.  Both are excellent diets.Are bioactive compounds the most important part of these two eating patterns?No, both of these diets are low in fat; low in saturated fat, low in sodium, promote healthy types of oils such as olive oil, and offer high-quality protein in addition to bioactive compounds.Question for participants: What food sources are rich in bioactive compounds and therefore good to recommend to clients and patients?Plant foods, berries, fruit, vegetables, hibiscus tea or dried hibiscus flowers.Where can you buy hibiscus tea or flowers?I have had dried hibiscus flowers as well; they taste great!I am growing hibiscus…may try to make tea with the flowers.I have seen them at our local grocery store, Meijer, Fiesta grocers sell dry hibiscus.Are hibiscus leaves safe in pregnancy and lactation?YesAre there contraindications for hibiscus tea/leaves?  Food/drug interactions, dialysis, etc.?Some places, mainly in Asia, the soil is high magnesium and aluminum, but not in the United States. We have not found any adverse effects for hibiscus.If hibiscus can lower blood pressure, should we caution patients that are on blood pressure medication?Most studies have been on patients not taking blood pressure medication so the patient should be monitored medically.Why is Mexican Oregano specified? Is there a difference in phenolic compound content in this specific type of oregano vs. other types of oregano?Mexican oregano has a high concentration of phenolic compounds such as luteolin and apigene. These mitigate oxidated stress and activation of pro-inflammatory signals which help decrease the risk of CVD. Mexican oregano is a related to lemon verbena and has notes of citrus and mild licorice. Mediterranean oregano is a member of the mint family, also known as wild marjoram. See this blog.What is quercetin?Quercetin is a flavonoid found in vegetables and fruit, which is high in antioxidants. Antioxidants can help protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals.Fermented berry wine versus fermented berry juice, are the benefits the same?Fermentation helps make the bioactive compounds more available. However, if you do not drink wine then berry juice is the alternative.What foods have quercetin?Capers, lovage leaves (parsley), red onion, berries, kale, apples, spinach, and red grapes.Are the effects of anthocyanin reduced if the food is cooked?Many antioxidants are water soluble and can be destroyed by heat but it depends on the cooking method. Some vegetables such as tomatoes become more potent and increase in the antioxidant capacity such as tomatoes and lycopene. According to a study in the Journal of Food Science, cooking with griddles, microwave ovens and ovens have the least impact on antioxidants.  Boiling, cooking at high temperatures for long periods have the most impact.Where do we find phytosterols naturally?Phytosterols are found in plant-derived foods, in the membrane, which is similar in structure and function to cholesterol. High intakes of plant sterols or stanols reduce the absorption of cholesterol.  Phytosterols reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the intestinal lumen by interfering with cholesterol incorporation into mixed micelles and/or interfering with the absorption of cholesterol into the cells of the small intestine.Does anyone have a list of the products that have phytosterols added?Products include Benecol spread (0.85g/tbsp), Healthy Heart Yogurt 0.4g/6 oz.), Lifetime low-fat cheese (0.65g/1 oz.), Minute Maid Premium Heartwise orange juice (0.04g/8 oz.), Nature Valley Healthy Heart Chewy Granola Bars (0.4g/bar), Orowheat whole grain bread (0.4g/1 1/2 slices) and Take Control spread (1.7g/Tbsp)Comment from a participant:  I have read studies about phytosterols helping to reduce the metastasis of Cancer cells unlike normal cells, cancerous cells lose their ability to respond to death signals that initiate apoptosis (programmed cell death). Sitosterol has been found to induce apoptosis when added to cultured human prostate, breast, and colon cancer cells. These studies are found in the references.So the recommendation to drain and rinse canned vegetables and beans may be counter- productive?Not necessarily, canned vegetables also have very high salt content so is better to drain. If you soak beans, try to include the water in cooking.One recipe I saw called for amaranth leaves, not the grain/seed. Do leaves have the same components as the grain?Very good questions. amaranth greens are cultivated by many Asian cultures as a leaf vegetable.  Both the leaves and seeds (grain) are edible.  We use the seeds and extract the oil, which is highly unsaturated, very aromatic.  The seeds are an excellent source linoleic oil, omega fatty acids, contains a high concentration of protein, 17 %, and an excellent source of calcium and potassium. The leaves contain mainly saponins and alkaloids and have a lower protein content. Many people enjoy the leaves, which contain color compounds that have important antioxidants thus improving free radical scavenging activity.What do you recommend regarding black cumin seeds?Not a lot of experience but there are some studies showing some anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.What is the research on turmeric and heart disease?Several studies have been conducted but there is a need to focus on more human studies.Does dairy have an inflammatory effect?Yes, proteins in milk when digested produce a smaller sequence of amino acids called peptides, which have inflammatory potential.Is it better to use fermented dairy?Yes, just because but when you ferment you have the light microorganism that also comes to play in fermenting some bioactive compounds and improving the bioavailability. Fermented dairy is excellent to increase the good microbes in our body.Are there any benefits with white tea?White tea comes from young leaves, not fermented tea leaves. It is delicious with high concentrates of catechins, epicatechins; the most prevalent is epigallocatechin gallate, which is a type of natural polyphenol that acts as antioxidants.  White tea has more bioactive properties than green and black tea.We hope you enjoyed this webinar as much as we did. If you could not attend, please listen to the recording on the event page.  Registered Dietitians can still earn 1.0 CPEU for up to 1 year after the date of the webinar.center_img This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Billion hopes, handful of hopefuls

first_imgVijender SinghVijender Singh, BoxingHe became a household name after he got India an Olympic boxing bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games. But he disappointed fans at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, losing in the semis. Many felt he was losing his touch. Vijender is now at Patiala where he trains,Vijender SinghVijender Singh, BoxingHe became a household name after he got India an Olympic boxing bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games. But he disappointed fans at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, losing in the semis. Many felt he was losing his touch. Vijender is now at Patiala where he trains for more than five hours a day for the World Police Games in August in New York City. That will be followed by the Olympic qualifiers in September at the World Championships at Azerbaijan. He is confident he will succeed in both. After all, he is still No. 1 in the 75 kg category as per International Boxing Association rankings.Krishna PooniaKrishna Poonia, DiscusShe hit the headlines by winning the discus gold in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last year. And remained in the news when she said world champion Dani Samuel of Australia was no match for her. An enraged Samuel said she was open to the challenge and a sponsor offered a $20,000 winner-takes-all show in Sydney. Poonia refused, citing training schedules. The 2010 Asian Grand Prix winner will practice in the US through the year and hopes two athletic events there at the end of the year will keep her in perfect shape for the 2012 Games.5 things we need to doGET BETTER COACHESIncrease the number of the coaches over two to three years in sure-shot events such as athletics, shooting, boxing, badminton and wrestling.They cost anywhere between Rs 40 and Rs 70 lakh a year.CREATE TOP CENTRESHike the Rs 1,121 crore annual sports budget, dissolve the seven Sports Authority of India centres-white elephants costing over Rs 240 crore annually-and create a handful of world-class facilities for training.advertisementCHECK DIETPay $3,000-plus monthly fees to trained support staff (nutritionists, physicians, physiotherapists and video analysts) for star athletes. Otherwise, untrained doctors will recommend banned substances as in the recent doping scandal.STEP UP TO THE WORLDBlend the training with routine exposure in tough global competitions throughout the year. For two years (2006-2008), the Chinese participated in all World, Grand Prix and Asian championships as preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.MAKE SPORTS A CAREERAssured job security on good commercial terms such as annual contracts will encourage many to join the big sporting rush. Otherwise, cricket will rule. Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal, BadmintonShe is currently sixth in the world because she lost in two Super Series tournaments, Singapore Open and Indonesia Open. But that is no yardstick to measure India’s best woman shuttler. Chinese badminton ace Xiong Guabao, winner of 13 major titles, feels Saina Nehwal is the only shuttler who can consistently beat the Chinese. Nehwal is peaking to give her best. The season is just halfway through and she has handled her injuries well to be in good shape. Her target is to win the World Championships in London in August. If that happens, Nehwal’s ranking will get a boost, and so will her morale before the London Games. ronjan sodhi ShooterRonjon SodhiRonjan Sodhi, Shooter India’s premier double trap shooter will settle for nothing but gold in London. He is confident of winning it and has told his friends that he will then salute steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal with it. In July, Sodhi missed the silver and had to settle for a bronze at the final issf Shotgun World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia. Till London happens, Sodhi wants to crisscross the globe and participate in as many championships. That is his way of motivating himself. “Shooters must practice and compete throughout their lives,” he says.last_img read more

Rajnath Singh’s marathon speech in Rajya Sabha tests MPs

first_imgRajnath Singh spoke on issues such as biometric identity cards, law and order, National Counter-terrorism Centre and the NDA.Home Minister Rajnath Singh tested the patience of Rajya Sabha members when he made a marathon over two-hour-long reply to a debate on the functioning of his ministry.Singh’s long and winding speech, which touched all the issues raised by members of the House, made many lawmakers restive on Monday evening.While Congress chief whip Satyavrat Chaturvedi vowed he would never ask a question to the Home Minister, deputy Congress leader Anand Sharma requested Singh with folded hands to end his speech.Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, who is known for sitting in the chair for long hours, too asked Singh a few times how long the minister would take to wind up.The Opposition too displayed their impatience as they gestured at each other while members of the ruling BJP party chuckled at their situation.Singh, however, seemed to be in a good mood even after an eight-hour debate. He went on and replied to all issues raised by the members. He touched upon issues such as biometric identity cards, law and order, the anti-terror hub NCTC, the RSS and the NDA government.In a lighter vein, CPI-M member Sitaram Yechury described Singh’s verbal deluge as a strategy to deal with the opposition, which has been cornering the government on various issues in the Upper House.”I must congratulate the minister for his style. He has been replying to our questions for so long and now we are all tired. It’s a great tactic, I must say,” said Yechury.advertisementLeader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad had a smile on his face when Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar sent a chit to him.Kurien even jokingly told Javadekar that the parliamentary affairs minister would have to provide dinner to the MPs as Singh’s reply was dragging on. “You will have to give them dinner,” he said.When Singh mentioned the traditional Hindu practice of offering milk to snakes on certain days, Yechury said, “If food is not available, give us at least milk.”The CPI-M leader even suggested the chair to take a break for an hour. During the reply, the Home Minister briefly got involved in a verbal duel with Congress member Digvijaya Singh, who said his party was opposed to the RSS’ ideology.Singh countered Digvijaya by saying that even Mahatma Gandhi had once attended an RSS camp and praised the organisation.Minutes before the Home Minister concluded his speech, Kurien asked him to send replies to the members in writing. “It’s about to end,” Singh said then.When Singh finally ended his speech, Kurien complimented him as members greeted each other. “The Home Minister was very considerate and responsive to every member. The House appreciates it,” said Kurien.last_img read more

IMOs Emission Reduction Plan Makes Modest Progress

first_imgzoom The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) tentative step towards a plan to cut shipping’s climate emissions represents only ‘modest’ progress, Transport & Environment cited the Marshall Islands’ transport minister Mike Halferty.Earlier this month, countries meeting at the IMO’s environment committee agreed to ‘headings’ to be included in a strategy, which itself will be the first step of a broader plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.The details of each section are to be decided at a meeting in October, and a draft strategy agreed by 2018. However, the strategy will not be finalised until 2023.The seven headings, or titles of each chapter of the strategy, cover the level of climate ambition and guiding principles for the shipping industry; possible measures for short, medium and long-term action; barriers to action, supportive measures and technical cooperation; and a plan for a review of the strategy.Shipping is one of the fastest growing sources of transport emissions and is projected to account for 17% of global emissions by 2050. But, despite the IMO being first tasked with addressing ship GHG emissions by the Kyoto Protocol some 20 years ago, shipping is the only industry in the world not subject to climate measures.“Disagreement over how to distribute efforts and the potential costs of measures remain the biggest obstacle to progress. On a positive note there was a strong delegation of Pacific Island nations. These countries, so vulnerable to climate change, are leading calls for an ambitious reduction target and urgent measures. In any case, as long as the IMO does not deliver a robust global deal to reduce shipping GHG, the inclusion of shipping in the EU ETS must remain on the table,” Bill Hemmings, T&E’s shipping director, said.Meanwhile, a proposal to bring forward the target of improving the efficiency of new ships’ designs could be decided on next year. The IMO is being called on to advance the 2025 target date to 2022 following evidence that the current design efficiency standard, known as the EEDI, is too relaxed to drive ship efficiency.“Making new ships more efficient saves both fuel and carbon emissions. It is a no brainer. But the current EEDI requirements are so weak that ships built in 2016 are actually becoming less efficient. If the IMO is serious about reducing shipping emissions the very first thing it should do is tighten the the EEDI requirements,” Faig Abbasov, T&E’s shipping officer, said.last_img read more

Ultrabulk Partners to Study Sail Technology on Ships

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Smart Green Shipping Coalition Danish shipowner Ultrabulk is teaming up with Smart Green Shipping Alliance, UK’s power station operator Drax and Humphreys Yacht Design, to study the possibility of installing high-tech automated sails on some of its dry bulk vessels.The GBP 100,000 (USD 128,400) feasibility study would examine the potential of retrofitting Fastrig sail technology on an Ultrabulk ship importing biomass into the UK for Drax power station in Yorkshire, to produce renewable electricity. This study’s purpose is to find cost-effective ways to reduce the carbon intensity of the ocean transport required in the biomass supply chain.The 12-month feasibility study is funded by InnovateUK, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and private investors. During the first six months, the study will focus on assessing the technical feasibility of the project and establishing the engineering parameters for retrofitting Fastrig technology onto ships, while the next six months will focus on calculating detailed costings for the project and building the business case.Depending on the outcomes of the feasibility study, the launch of the commercial demonstrator could be as soon as 2021, the parties informed.“This is a project that could really make a difference. Working collaboratively with stakeholders from across the shipping system we can together scientifically identify and address big challenges,” Diane Gilpin, CEO and Founder of Smart Green Shipping Alliance“As a group, we are engaging stakeholders across shipping, working with port owners, shipbuilders, financiers to design pragmatic and effective new systems solutions. This initial 12-month feasibility study aims to find the ‘sweet spot’ between reducing emissions and saving significant fuel costs,” Gilpin added.“Shipping has been a part of our global transportation system for hundreds of years moving through wind and man-power to coal and diesel power. This project presents a new phase taking us full circle forward again to wind power, leading the way with state-of-the-art power and engine technologies enabling shipping to remain relevant and commercially viable in an increasingly low-carbon world,” Dr. Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering at IMechE, said.last_img read more