first_imgJessica Alba has a new book coming out in March, which features tips on making healthy living fun, real, and stylish.The Honest LifeFrom Honest.com: “As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee, seasoned consumer internet executive Sean Kane, and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way.“The Honest Life recounts Alba’s personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one’s personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they’re honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing.”The book comes out on March 12, and can be preordered at Amazon.com. Find out more at Honest.com.last_img read more

first_imgThe Duchess of Cambridge visited Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich, UK, this week to learn more about Home-Start and its support for children and families.Duchess of Cambridge visits children at Brookhill Children’s CentreCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.org

The Duchess attended a briefing with Home-Start’s Chief Executive and the Centre’s manager, hearing about the work the charity does to support families to cope, improve confidence and build better lives for their children.

Her Royal Highness then attended a coffee morning where she met families who have been supported by Home-Start and listened to their experiences. The Duchess viewed volunteer training session in which volunteers are taught how best to offer practical and emotional support in a family’s home to help children make the most of nursery or school. Finally The Duchess visited the onsite Together for Twos’ crèche to meet families and staff.Duchess of Cambridge visits Brookhill Children’s CentreCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.org

Home-Start is one of the UK’s leading family support charities. It recruits and trains volunteers to support parents with at least one child under the age of five. The charity was set up in 1973 and now has 288 local Home-Starts supporting more than 29,000 families and more than 63,000 children each year. One of these isHome-Start Greenwich which has been running since 1993 and last year supported 200 families and 350 children.Across the UK nearly 15,000 volunteers visit families in their own homes – parents supporting other parents in a variety of situations including isolation, mental ill health, bereavement, multiple births, illness or disability. Home-Start volunteers tailor their support to the specific needs of the parents and children of each family they support. Home-Start also runs family groups and social events for families in order to give children the best possible start in life. Home-Start runs four of The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s 24 children’s centres, helping the borough fulfil is aim of providing local support for local families.The children’s centres in The Royal Borough of Greenwich offer a range of services under one roof for young children and their families. Those services include early-years education, childcare, family and parental health services, and employment and training advice for parents. The services are provided by a number of public sector and voluntary sector organisations, and are managed on behalf of the Royal Borough by four commissioned organisations including Home-Start.Home Start chief executive Rob Parkinson said: “People will have felt that their contribution to family support is really valued because of her visit and that’s the most important thing for me.“The Duchess had a nice chat with of a couple of mums and they were able to share their experiences, forthcoming or otherwise.”Source:DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orglast_img read more

first_imgALGIERS – Algeria, which was just elected to the UN Human Rights Council, is the only North African country to “systematically” block visits by  watchdogs, a Human Rights Watch official said in remarks published Friday.“Algeria is the only North African country today which systematically blocks the visits of NGOs defending human rights, which freely and regularly visit Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco,” the independent El-Watan newspaper quoted HRW’s Eric Goldstein as saying.Algeria’s election is a “big disappointment,” said Goldstein, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division. He accused Algiers and Beijing, which was also elected to the UN body this week, of setting “records” in terms of human rights violations.“At least we can now hope that these countries, which are members of the council, will allow visits by UN special reporters,” he said.The UN General Assembly on Tuesday elected 14 seats on the 47-member council, among them China, Russia, Algeria, Cuba and Saudi Arabia, despite strong criticism by rights groups.Algeria, China, and Russia each have 10 or more unfulfilled requests for visits by UN rights investigators.“Everything remains pretty much closed” in Algeria, Goldstein said, adding that the lifting of the state of emergency in 2011 “did not open up the field of expression and political activity.”last_img read more

Rabat – New documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm that the NSA and the FBI spy on Muslim-American leaders, including Republican Party politicians and military veterans. The article describes an NSA spreadsheet that “shows 7,485 email addresses listed as monitored between 2002 and 2008.”The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. According to documents provided by Snowden, the list of Americans monitored by their own government includes: • Faisal Gill, a Pakistani-American, is a longtime Republican Party operative and one-time candidate for public office who held a top-secret security clearance and served in the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush;Faisal Gill, a Pakistani-American,• Asim Ghafoor, an American prominent attorney who has represented clients in terrorism-related cases;Asim Ghafoor, an American prominent attorney• Hooshang Amirahmadi, an Iranian-American professor of international relations at Rutgers University;Hooshang Amirahmadi, an Iranian-American professor• Agha Saeed, a Pakistani-American former political science professor at California State University who has championed Muslim civil liberties and Palestinian rights;Agha Saeed (Julie Plasencia/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis)• Nihad Awad, a Palestinian-American, is the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil rights organization in the country.Nihad Awad, a Palestinian-American,The five Americans whose email accounts were monitored by the NSA and FBI have all led highly public, outwardly exemplary lives. All five vehemently deny any involvement in terrorism or espionage, and none advocates violent jihad or is known to have been implicated in any crime, despite years of intense scrutiny by the government and the press.Gill, whose AOL and Yahoo! email accounts were monitored while he was a Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, commented, “I’ve done everything in my life to be patriotic. I served in the Navy, served in the government, was active in my community—I’ve done everything that a good citizen, in my opinion, should do.”It is impossible to know why their emails were monitored, or the extent of the surveillance. It is also unclear under what legal authority it was conducted, whether the men were formally targeted under FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrants. But the five individuals share one thing in common: they are Muslims.According to FBI training materials uncovered by Wired in 2011,The FBI teaches agents to treat “mainstream” Muslims as supporters of terrorism, to view charitable donations by Muslims as “a funding mechanism for combat,” and to view Islam itself as a “Death Star” that must be destroyed if terrorism is to be contained.Anonymous officials said that the government did not have a FISA warrant for at least one of the individuals spied on. Under current law, the NSA may directly target a “U.S. person” (an American citizen or legal permanent resident) for electronic surveillance with only a warrant approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.“When I received a document that proved I had been tapped talking to my clients, I was shocked beyond belief,” Ghafoor recalls. “It’s like finding out there was a peeping tom. You just wonder: What else did they violate?”The NSA issued a statement that reads in part: “No U.S. person can be the subject of FISA surveillance based solely on First Amendment activities, such as staging public rallies, organizing campaigns, writing critical essays, or expressing personal beliefs.”“Some of the government’s surveillance practices today are reminiscent of those earlier abusive practices,” Jaffer says. “Today’s American-Muslim activists occupy the same position that civil-rights and anti-war activists occupied during the 1960s.”The five Muslim-Americans come from different backgrounds and hold different religious and political views. Despite being subjected to what appears to be long periods of government surveillance, none have ever been charged with a crime, let alone credibly linked to terrorism or espionage.Even a U.S. citizen like Faisal Gill, who served his country both in the armed forces and in the White House, found himself spied on by his own government. Gill reminds us, “privacy is important. And to have that basically invaded for no reason whatsoever – for the fact that I didn’t do anything – I think that’s troubling. And I think that certainly goes to show how we need to shape policy differently than it is right now.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

by News Staff Posted Nov 12, 2013 5:53 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Video: Business report with Mike Eppel The energy market is in the spotlight this morning, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. business report|energy market|mike eppel

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHinterland health workers trained to detect leprosy casesSeptember 8, 2016In “Health”Worrying that leprosy in children has doubled since last year- Health MinisterJanuary 26, 2019In “Health”UG to offer diploma, bachelor’s degree & masters in psychologyNovember 7, 2017In “Health” Guyana yesterday joined the rest of the world in observing World Leprosy Day. To raise awareness, a talk to formally launch a month of activities was held at the Palms Geriatric Home on Brickdam.Delivering the feature address at the launch was Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings who noted that the stigma attached to the disease forces infected persons to isolate themselves and not seek the available medical treatment which is free of cost in Guyana. “We must be responsible citizens and do whatever we can to reduce the stigma and discrimination associate with Leprosy” Minister Cummings stated.Dr. Karen Cummings addressing stakeholders at yesterday’s launching ceremony of World Leprosy Day at the Palms Geriatric Home in GeorgetownSeveral trainees were coached in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients with leprosy. Also, the Minister noted that the Ministry of Public Health was for the first time able to visit Regions One, Seven, Eight and Nine to follow up, monitor and evaluate the competence of the trainees who were dealing with Leprosy.Minister Cummings stated that “the Ministry of Public Health through its infectious disease programme, will continue to work tirelessly to improve and ensure the reduction of the prevalence of leprosy in Guyana through coordinated efforts of health promotions, surveillance and prompt access to treatment”.PAHO/WHO representative Dr. William Adu-Krow at the launching ceremony of World Leprosy Day at the Palms Geriatric HomeMinister Cummings also stressed that there is a great need for peer counselors within the leprosy programme at the Ministry. The minister pointed out that currently, measures are being put in place to recruit peer counselors. This is being done through a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Social Protection. “Peer counselors we believe will provide essential assistance in the area of patient follow-up to ensure patients remain on treatment and do not become defaulters”, the Minister explained.Country Representative from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Dr. William Adu-Krow said his organization is pleased to have supported the Ministry of Public Health last year on their Leprosy Control Programme.  “This year 2017, we are committed to continue our support to the Ministry of Public Health in its efforts towards achieving the ultimate goal of Leprosy elimination at the National Level in Guyana,” he said.Leprosy control has improved significantly throughout the world due to national and sub-national campaigns in endemic countries. Integration of basic leprosy services and inter-general health services has made diagnosis and treatment of the disease more accessible.According to a GINA report,  in 2002 leprosy was thought to have been eliminated. This was due to the disease detection being fewer than 1 per 10,000 population. In 2014, none of the endemic 122 countries had recorded more than 1 per 10,000 population. However, in 2016, Guyana diagnosed/recorded 52 new cases with Region Two being deemed the most affected region.The Ministry of Public Health throughout the Month of February will be conducting a number of awareness exercises throughout the country. The exercises include visits and educational talks to  both primary and secondary schools of which 10 schools on the East Bank will be targeted. There will also be an awareness booth set up at the Giftland Mall Turkeyen on February 18 and 19, followed by a health walk on Brickdam on February 25.Leprosy is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and legs. The disease has been around since ancient times, often surrounded by terrifying, negative stigmas and tales of leprosy patients being shunned as outcasts. However, the disease is completely curable. Persons with the disease are urged to seek early treatment as this can prevent disfiguring disability related to the advanced stages of Leprosy. read more

Michael BieglerTV Grosswallstadt ← Previous Story GB Women ready for Worlds Challenge Next Story → Arrhenius ready to substitute Ahlm in THW Kiel? Related Posts 7VfL Gummersbach17:9 2Füchse Berlin23:3 Impressum – AdvertisingContact 12TuS N-Lübbecke9:17 Michael Biegler can’t lead DHfK Leipzig due heart problems 8SC Magdeburg14:12 9TV Grosswallstadt13:13 photo: bleacherreport.com TOP 100 handball transfers before season 2019/2020The new handball season began last… Aalborg convincing win against ElverumIn the small EHF Champions League… Polls 11HBW Balingen-Weilstetten11:15 Uro Zorman to assist Veselin Vujovic on Slovenian bench – Bezjak and Skube ready to playSlovenian Handball Federation announced that Uros… Patrice Canayer about Gjeding-Hansen level on Montpellier-Vardar match: Scandal!Legendary coach of the French Montpellier… Copyright © 2015 Handball Planet 16HSG Ahlen-Hamm5:21 1HSV Hamburg24:2 DHfK Leipzig and Michael Biegler part ways? 17DHC Rheinland4:22 EHF CL 19/20 Round 1 BEST 7: Wolff, Skube, Bilyk, Ghionea…EHF TV has announced the BEST… Should Nora Mork finish handball career? YES NOView Results Johan Hansen to join THW Kiel?The richest handball club in Germany,… 15TSV Hannover-Burgdorf5:21 Latest News 3THW Kiel22:4 10TBV Lemgo12:14 14TSG Lu.-Friesenheim7:19 BM Granollers re-sign Drasko NenadicOne of the best Spanish teams… Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Kretzschmar wants Biegler in Leipzig 18MT Melsungen4:24 USA Team appoint Staffan Olsson for performance directorUSA Team Handball announced the hiring… 6SG Flensburg-Handewitt18:8 VIDEO: Wolff saves, Alex Dujshebaev scores for the drawFirstly, Andreas Wolff saved the “match-ball”…  Loading …Polls Archive 5Rhein-Neckar Löwen19:7 13HSG Wetzlar9:17 Currently at ninth place of Toyota Handball Bundesliga, but unsatisfied with  a result, Management of TV Grosswallstadt sacked a coach Michael  Biegler (49) and appoint his assistant, Peter David, as a headcoach.  That is a seventh change of coach in this season in the best handball league of the world.  Famous team from 80’s, had a great start of the last season with David at the bench. For the New Year 2009 break from SC Magdeburg came Michael Biegler, but he didn’t make a further progress, even team finished 8th last season and qualified for the EHF Cup.HBL standing: 4Frisch Auf Göppingen20:8 read more

first_img 1 2 Rymdkapsel, a minimalist space-based base-building RTS recently released on iOS, Android, and the PlayStation Vita. If you’re into any of those combination of things, playing Rymdkapsel will be a bright part of your day. Though minimalist, the game does require some complex strategic thinking, so on top of explaining how good the game is, we’ll explain how to be good at it.The semi-unpronounceable game (it’s the Swedish word for “space capsule) leverages an extremely minimalist style of flat pathways and basic shapes and colors — triangles, squares, rectangles, trapezoids, and so on. Since this is a space game, the background is black with rotating white dots that signify stars. The game only appears to have one “mode,” so to speak, with three missions within the mode. Start a new game and the tutorial begins, but you can just ignore it and it’ll catch up to you, rather than you having to complete it each time.Perhaps an overused phrase that absolutely applies here, Rymdkapsel‘s gameplay is easy to learn, but tough to master. You build corridors in the vacuum of minimalistic space, onto which resource generation rooms attach, and you set your little rectangular minions to do your building and gathering. The game has three missions per match, which is to research (a form of resource gathering) all four monoliths on the map, survive 28 waves of enemies, and reach all four monoliths within 45 minutes of a match.The strategy of the game is based on the red bar sits at the bottom of the HUD, alerting you to when the next wave of increasingly difficult enemies is coming to attack your minions, and the one finite resource on the map sitting amongst the other infinite resources. In a majority of RTS games, resources are limited, but there are so many that it barely ever matters. In Rymdkapsel, you run out of that one pink resource very quickly, and there are only a handful of resource nodes, so you have to plan far ahead from the start.The other difficult bit is that your minions can’t dispatch enemies (and thus, stay alive) without taking them off building and gathering and placing them in a weapons zone that only holds two units each. You also have to precisely time your minion’s movements to make it back to the weapons zone before the enemies arrive, a task much more difficult than it sounds.The game becomes very tough very quickly, but there are some easy-to-follow rules that will keep you afloat, but still provide you with the freedom to be creative with your base and strategy.Next page: Tips, hints and tricks to survive a minimalist death in Rymdkapsel…last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Ecumenical Patriarchate has unanimously elected Archimandrite Iakovos Tsigounis as an Assistant Bishop to Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.His Grace Bishop-elect, Iakovos of Miletoupolis, is a graduate of the St Andrew’s Theological College in Sydney. The 44 year-old serves as a Parish Priest of the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of St Anargyroi Oakleigh in Melbourne. The two other Archimandrites of Australia who were added from the catalogue that Archbishop Stylianos had submitted, were 75 year-old Archimandrite Nektarios Zormbalas and 35 year-old Archimandrite Eleftherios Kambourakis.last_img

first_imgManchester United forward Anthony Martial has reportedly entered into talks with Juventus over a possible transfer this summer, claims the Daily MirrorThe Frenchman is keen to leave Old Trafford this summer after playing time under Jose Mourinho became even further restricted following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January from Arsenal.Martial has no shortage of admirers and has now begun holding talks with Juventus over personal terms ahead of a move to the Serie A champions this summer.His agent, Philippe Lamboley, recently confirmed that Martial does intend to leave United this summer after failed negotiations over a contract renewal.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“After reflecting carefully on all the possibilities and all the parameters, Anthony has decided he wants to leave Manchester United,” he told RMC.“Manchester United wanted to offer Anthony a contract extension and don’t want him to leave, but we haven’t been able to reach an agreement after several months of talks.It is understood that no transfer fee has been agreed on yet between United and Juventus, but the Premier League are rumoured to be demanding £80m.last_img read more

first_imgA Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in its lawsuit against the State of Alaska over the state’s education funding mandate. The Borough Assembly talked about Friday’s ruling during Monday night’s regular meeting, and Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst calls it a “big win” for Ketchikan.Download AudioSuperior Court Judge William Carey said boroughs are not required to help pay for public education. In his ruling, he said that the contribution is, essentially, a tax earmarked for a special purpose, which violates the state Constitution.This is a big deal for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, which filed the lawsuit in January after years of talking about whether to take that step. The borough argued that the mandatory local contribution was unfair to organized boroughs and first-class cities, because it didn’t apply to smaller communities in unorganized boroughs.Ketchikan Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst has led the charge on this issue. Considering the efforts he’s put into it, his announcement of the court ruling was calm.He simply noted that the judge ruled in the borough’s favor, but didn’t grant the borough’s request for a refund of this year’s local contribution for schools. Despite that small loss, “the major principal involved in that case, the borough was successful on that issue.”Later, Assembly Member Glenn Thompson chided Bockhorst for his presentation.“Mr. Bockhorst has to be the most subdued person I’ve ever met,” he said. “When he announces that this landmark decision of the Superior Court in favor of the borough — you’ve got to have some fist-bumps going on here. You should stand up, take a bow, do a jig, do something rather than just calmly report that ‘Yeah, we won.’”Thompson noted that the added cost to the state that could result from this ruling is nothing compared to the projected drop in oil-tax revenue.“Putting it in perspective, with the 30 percent drop in revenue at the state level, which I think equates to around $3 billion, the $300,000 problem we’ve handed them with the unconstitutionality of the required local contribution is merely a drop in the bucket,” he said. “It’ll just get lost in the trees. It shouldn’t be that big a problem for them.”The state Department of Education’s budget for the 2013-2014 academic year was $1.4 billion, and $222 million of that came from required local contributions provided by boroughs and first-class cities.How the state will respond to Judge Carey’s ruling is up in the air. Lawyers representing the state government are evaluating the decision and any options available.What newly elected Gov. Bill Walker might do also is unknown. During an October campaign stop in Ketchikan, though, he told KRBD that he understood the borough’s frustration.“And there’s some technical issues in that litigation that they’ve got some good points about, as far as dedication of revenue and those kinds of things,” he said.Walker said the problem stems from the state pushing obligations onto local governments, and he would open lines of communication in hopes of resolving those disagreements.In the meantime, Borough Manager Bockhorst said he will confer with the borough’s attorneys regarding what’s next, and will place an executive session on the Assembly’s next meeting agenda to talk about strategies.last_img read more

first_imgAuto components maker GNA Axles Limited (GNAAL), which entered the primary market with an issue of 63 lakh shares, including reservation of up to two lakh shares for employees, will debut on the stock markets on September 26. The company fixed the issue price as Rs 207 per share, the upper end of the Rs 205-207 price band.The issue got a good response, with oversubscription of 54.88 times, according to data available with the National Stock Exchange.The company allotted shares on Thursday.”Trading Members of the Exchange are hereby informed that effective from Monday, September 26, 2016; the equity shares of G N A Axles Limited shall be listed and admitted to dealings on the Exchange in the list of ‘T’ Group of Securities,” the Bombay Stock Exchange said in a statement on Friday.The company raised Rs 38 crore from anchor investors by allocating shares at Rs 207 per share.GNA Axles, which was established in 1993, is a Punjab-based manufacturer of rear axle shafts, other shafts and spindles used in on-highway and off-highway vehicles.The company commenced domestic supplies in 1995 and exports in 2003, and generated about 54 per cent of its revenues from exports in the financial year 2015-16.Meanwhile, L&T Technology Services, whose shares were listed on the BSE on Friday, closed at Rs 860.05 after hitting a high of Rs 931 during the day. The issue price was Rs 860.The next scrip to be listed on the bourses is ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, whose initial public offering (IPO) was oversubscribed 10.48 times. The price band was Rs 300-334 per share and the issue size was in the range of Rs 5,440 crore to Rs 6,057 crore.The BSE Sensex closed 105 points down at 28,668 on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgBe careful what you put in the trash can. Dogs are notorious for helping themselves to the turkey carcass or steak bones disposed of there.Talk with your veterinarian about other toys or treats that are most appropriate for your dog. There are many available products made with different materials for dogs to chew on.Dr. Christine Bryan is a professor of community veterinary services at Mississippi State University. She tells NPR she’s seen a lot of canine patients suffering ill effects after consuming bone treats. As a veterinarian, Bryan never recommends bone treats.She says one of the issues with them is the way that some are made. Instead of being an actual animal bone, some products are animal material ground up and pressed into a bone shape. This increases the risk that small shards of the treat could break off and cause internal damage or blockages, Bryan said.She wasn’t surprised to read about the FDA’s recommendation. She said it’s fairly widely known that bone treats are not good for dogs, but owners give in out of a sense of love. They want to spoil their dogs, and they don’t realize the danger, Bryan said. And sometimes it’s a matter of cost. At some stores, a bag of 15 bone treats is less expensive than one synthetic bone or a new chew toy.“I think people think that it’s never going to be their animal that’s affected by it,” Bryan said.As an alternative, Bryan likes chew toys that engage a dog’s physical and mental energy. Bryan recommends a type of rubber toy with holes that owners can fill with peanut butter or canned dog food and freeze for longer play time. She also suggests a synthetic chewing bone that’s appropriate for the dog’s chewing strength. Above all, Bryan echoes Stamper’s recommendation to supervise dogs when they have any sort of chew toy or treat.Holiday time often results in higher instances of dog digestive distress. Holiday parties with large spreads are easy targets for sneaky dogs, Bryan said. When in doubt, contact your vet.“We are here, and we want to help our patients be happy and be safe and try to avoid these problems in the first place,” she said.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Charlie Neibergall/APAn FDA report warns dog owners of the dangers of “bone treats,” which are often cooked or dried and made with flavoring and preservatives.Stuff your dog’s stocking with knickknacks. Patty whacks, even. But – you’ve likely guessed it by now — avoid giving the dog a bone, at least a “bone treat.”The FDA released a report this month that warns against giving dogs what they refer to as “bone treats.” The report contrasts these treats to uncooked butcher bones. The treats are processed and packaged for sale in groceries, pet stores and online retailers. Multiple companies produce these products marketed with names like Meaty Beef Knuckle Treat, Beef Femur, Ham Bone.The FDA says it received reports of illness in some 90 dogs who chewed the treats from November 2010 to September 2017. Claimed ill effects included digestive track blockages, choking, mouth cuts and sores, vomiting, diarrhea and rectal bleeding. In addition the FDA states, “approximately 15 dogs reportedly died after eating a bone treat.”It’s not just #Thanksgiving turkey bones that you shouldn’t give your dog, bone “treats” found in pet stores can be just as dangerous. FDA has received dozens of reports that include choking, blockages requiring surgery & deaths. How to keep your pet safe: https://t.co/NrBYqW0jiq pic.twitter.com/0Txu3GfanJ— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) November 21, 2017Carmela Stamper with the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA said in the report that things can get serious quickly.“Giving your dog a bone treat might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet,” she stated in the report.Stamper recommends supervising dogs when they have a treat or chew toy, especially when they’ve never had it before. The FDA recommends the following steps to keep dogs safe:Chicken bones and other bones from the kitchen table can cause injury when chewed by pets too. So be careful to keep platters out of reach when you’re cooking or the family is eating. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgMcDonald’s is the largest toy distributor in the world thanks to Happy Meal sales. Recently though, they made an unexpected switch: they swapped toys for fitness trackers.It was all down to timing, of course. With the 2016 Summer Games kicking off in Rio, McDonald’s figured that they should maybe do a little something to get kids active. Happy Meal prizes tend not to be the sort of things that cost a whole lot of money to produce, though, so they had to keep it simple.The solution: specially-sized step counters made for little arms that just finished repeatedly lifting a cheeseburger or pack of McNuggets. It seems like a nice enough way to get kids up and moving, you know… to burn off the calories and fat from their Happy Meals. Which, to be fair, are still healthier than the majority of the salads that “health-conscious” grown-ups are ordering at McD’s.Unfortunately, their plan came off the rails rather quickly. McDonald’s had to axe the promotion after customers’ children started developing skin abrasions from wearing the StepIt counters. I just happen to have one in my house, and it’s easy to see why. The band looks soft and squishy, but it’s actually fairly stiff — and the edges are rough 90-degree bends, not nice, gradual curves. The “clasp” also sticks up far enough through the band that it could easily cause discomfort.But hey, before everyone piles on McDonald’s for their marketing tactics and menu one more time, let’s not forget that there are plenty of fancier, sit-down restaurants serving up food that’s far less healthy than Happy Meals and Big Macs. Most of them don’t even bother to pretend to want to get kids who eat there active.They should’ve gotten Mac Tonight to hawk these.last_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals October 29, 2015 By now, hopefully, you’ve gotten over your fear of the cloud. Chances are, you’re already using cloud-based consumer apps in your personal life, and cloud-based tech solutions have become entrenched in your daily routine. Related: 10 Big Misconceptions About Cloud ComputingPandora streaming that ’80s metal custom playlist into your earbuds? Cloud. Dropboxing Grandma a folder of photos depicting your kid building a snowman? Cloud, again. Skyping your wife from the shop down the block to confirm her favorite cabernet, even though she’s told you 4,000 times? Cloud!And, yet, you find yourself still hesitant to move your business operations — this is your livelihood we’re talking about! — to the cloud. Why the trepidation?One recent study found that since 2009, the average small business has quadrupled its use of cloud-based services. By the end of 2015, the researchers predicted, that number will grow to an average of seven cloud-based services employed by each small business. So, apparently, everybody is doing it, and for good reason. You may be using needlessly expensive solutions to run your business today, or storing unnecessarily huge files on your computer or on-premises server. But locally hosted interfaces and storage systems are just too unwieldy, volatile and demanding. Heading to the cloud instead for your business operations is clearly superior, and you don’t need to have a trailblazer’s temperament to do it. Today, there are plenty of road-tested, cloud-based, free apps that make much more sense for small business than the established, pricier competitors.Here are five free and excellent cloud-based apps that can provide your small business key solutions. 1. Cloud-based project managementOperating as a team without sending emails back and forth is both liberating and empowering. Project-management software enables teams and external stakeholders to communicate, collaborate, assign tasks, track progress and update one other on progress whenever and wherever. Conversations, explanations and responsibilities are all in one place, and everything is fully transparent and actionable. Although a multitude of project management tools are out there, they vary signficantly in features, capacity and billing models. But while the established leader in cloud-based project management is Basecamp, pricing for this app starts at $20 monthly. Certainly, that $20 gets you plenty of robust leeway, with up to 10 active projects and 3 GB of storage. But Asana, Basecamp’s up-and-coming alternative, is free for up to 15 users. Its interface and functionality are largely similar, and Asana has all the cloud-based advantages without the price tag.2. Cloud-based time tracking and invoicingEvery business has to issue invoices. While the administrative logistics surrounding this activity are unlikely to be exceedingly fun for anyone, the advantage (cash flow!) motivates you to stay on top of it. Since most of us are not accountants and some of us have full-blown math anxiety, the best option is to use a system made for easy invoice creation, distribution, logging and payment. Related: Researching Cloud Solutions? Lessons from Amazon Web ServicesFor the last five years, Freshbooks has dominated the cloud-based invoicing app market among freelancers and small businesses, but it’s needlessly clunky and expensive. Now, there are arguably better and completely free alternatives, like Invoice Ninja, to do your bidding. This open-source app creates professional-looking, branded invoices and integrates with 30 different payment processors, including Authorize.net and PayPal, ultimately paving the way for your clients to send you money easily and quickly.A web-based application, Invoice Ninja works well on mobile, and once you move your entire business to cloud servers, you can use a self-hosted version of the app.3. Cloud-based business cardsWe have all at some point yearned for the day when no one will print, trade or request physical business cards — or hard-copy versions for documents, for that matter. Sadly, in some circles, exchanging business cards is so entrenched in business culture (especially in Japan) that we can’t expect the world to accept virtual business cards as the standard any time soon. But, in the meantime, we need to address how to minimize the waste and nuisances. Data entry, after all, is an annoying time suck, and scans aren’t searchable. There is a better way, and it’s not only cloud-based, it’s free. About.me is designed to turn your personal homepage into a sharable format with a customized intro blurb, layout, contact info and links. You can share any combination of your contact details, track whom you’ve shared your information with and save all those “cards” you’ve received, directly to your address book. No data entry required.4. Cloud-based customer managementCustomer relationship management (CRM) tools are the biggies in the SaaS (software as a service) world. Salesforce is the clear industry leader, boasting a history of powerful innovation and a thriving ecosystem of experts and app-component developers. However, Salesforce is extremely expensive, and doesn’t automatically integrate with business intelligence systems.Alternatively, the Hubspot CRM is entirely free. It’s simple and intuitive, so it requires a minimal learning curve and doesn’t force you to actively log client interaction. Instead, it integrates directly with the business networking, marketing and correspondence tools you already use. While you can certainly add custom fields and filter records, the dashboard is geared to those of us short on time and attention.It’s designed with an “at-a-glance” philosophy, so you don’t have to jump from screen to screen to deal with emails, calendar invites, client communication, notes, tasks and due dates.5. Cloud-based voice callsMonthly fees for a decently robust landline phone system (officially known as a public switched telephone network, or PSTN) for small business can cost anywhere from $30 to $50. But for just $20 per month, many entrepreneurs are making the switch to Vonage and other comparable VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services, which offer plenty of key advantages over PSTNs. Not sure how ready you are for VoIP? Can’t blame you. Popular consumer solutions like Skype and Viber are hardly high enough in quality and dependability to be viable for business purposes. but there are other solutions available. Convoi, powered by Citrix, is a free iPhone app that essentially gives you a dedicated business phone line. You can call or text anyone from your regular personal device, but it appears as if you’re communicating from your company’s phone line. There is no hardware to purchase and no IT setup to manage (a major advantage if you’ve ever tried working with Google Voice); and you can choose your U.S. or Canada area code. Basically, it empowers you to take your business with you wherever you go — again, utilizing the killer advantages of the cloud — and still be perceived as dressed in a suit, even if you’re actually lounging in the sand, throwing back a Corona. So, shift that heavy lifting, with the cloud.These apps illustrate why it’s high time you took your business to the cloud. You need to stop overpaying and stop limiting your capability for collaboration and enjoying a comfortable travel radius from your desk.Rather than forking over big bucks to traditional software and hardware providers, direct your spending toward innovation, meeting your business needs and providing in-budget solutions which scale with your business.The cloud enables your IT infrastructure to evolve as quickly as your business does. So, try these five free apps, and you’re unlikely to ever look back.Related: 6 Challenges Facing Enterprise Technologies Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 7 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgYogurt Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is projected to reach at $107,209 million by 2023 from $77,679 million in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2017 to 2023. The set yogurt type accounted for about one-third of the global market in 2016.Download Sample Copy Of Report@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2269Yogurt & its different flavors are a healthy, versatile, and convenient food with a characteristic richness and pleasant taste. It contains healthy bacteria beneficial to the gut, thus, it is a good probiotic facilitating weight management, digestion, absorption of vitamins & minerals, and more. Yogurt is available in different forms and packings in the market ranging from cups, tubs & tubes to drinkable yogurt such as kefir. It also cures or prevent diarrhea, constipation, and bloating.The main drivers for the global yogurt market are the health benefits associated with consuming yogurt and rising alertness among people in different regions for losing weight. The additional facts that support the growth of the market are growth in retail market and the low lactose content for lactose intolerant people willing to eat dairy products. However, the artificial additives & ingredients present in certain varieties of yogurt along with hormonal treatment of cows causing fatal diseases may limit people from consuming yogurt and restrict the market growth. Rise in demand for yogurt in the emerging nations owing to increase in disposable income and health awareness are expected to provide numerous opportunities for expansion of the global yogurt market.The hypermarkets/supermarkets segment is the leading distribution channel with almost half of the yogurt market share, growing with second fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This is attributed to the increase in business of retail sales in different regions as well as the large shelf space available for maximum sales and to let customers pick their choice.Send Me Enquire On : https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2269Yogurt is consumed in many forms such as beverage, snacks, meal replacement, dessert, protein-rich sports drink, and more. In 2016, the yogurt drinks type occupied major market, in terms of revenue, with nearly one-third of the share. This trend is expected to be continued during the forecast period as well owing to the probiotic nature and omega 3 benefits offered by drinking yogurt. The set yogurt segment accounted for second highest market share in 2016, and is expected to grow at a decent CAGR during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific and Europe accounted for more than 70% of the global yogurt market in 2016 owing to the huge consumption of yogurt products in the region.Key Findings of the Yogurt Market:Yogurt drinks segment is projected to witness the highest CAGR of 5.7% in revenue terms during the forecast period.Asia-Pacific is expected to be the dominant shareholder in 2023, due to high growth rate of population and yogurt products demand.Supermarket/hypermarket segment occupied the largest market with almost half of the value share in 2016, and is expected to grow at the second highest CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.The regular subtype of the yogurt drinks segment accounted for higher market share and is anticipated to grow at a faster rate than flavored yogurt drink during the forecast period.Frozen yogurt type is anticipated to be the second highest growing segment at a lucrative CAGR from 2017 to 2023, in value terms.Direct Purchase this Report With Best Discount@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/checkout-final/9dbf0430d143828d332fc82121ab90a2In 2016, Asia-Pacific and North America collectively accounted for more than 70% of the yogurt market share, registering a lucrative CAGR and is anticipated to retain their position in the global yogurt market in 2023. This is attributed to the significant growth of the food & beverage industries in China, India, & other developing economies as well as rising popularity of yogurt drinks in both the regions.Major companies profiled in the report include Danone, Nestl, Parmalat S.p.A., Yakult, Chobani LLC, Yoplait, Arla Foods, Mller, Britannia Industries Limited, and FrieslandCampina.About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. 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first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The United States is recognizing Polish diplomats who assisted American citizens in conflict-torn Syria earlier this year.Among other tasks, the five diplomats helped identify and recover from Syria the body of U.S. citizen Marie Colvin, a veteran correspondent for the Sunday Times of London, who was killed in shelling in the city of Homs in February.The Polish team, led by Ambassador Adam Kulach, watched over American interests from the Polish Embassy in Damascus after the U.S. Embassy there closed in February as security deteriorated. Poland has since also closed its mission.center_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix During a ceremony at his residence in Warsaw on Friday, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Lee Feinstein told the Polish diplomats: “Americans deeply appreciate the service which you provided.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

first_img RelatedRyanair announces 11 new international routesCheap flights carrier Ryanair has announced that it will create 11 new international routesRyanair to establish Bari and Brindisi basesRyanair will establish two new Italian bases at Bari and BrindisiTwo new Ryanair routes from Shannon AirportTwo new Ryanair routes from Shannon Airport Ryanair has unveiled six new Italian routes that will be launched in December.The new services will be introduced from December and will mark the arrival of the first of the carrier’s aircraft to be based in the Italian city of Forli.Ryanair cheap flights from the new hub will be offered to Alghero, Bari and Cagliari.The final three routes will offer new services to Lamezia, Olbia and Palermo.Bridget Dowling, of Ryanair, said: “We look forward to bringing more massive savings to consumers in Forli by launching these six new routes four months earlier than expected.”Passengers travelling to/from Forli will save millions thanks to our guaranteed lowest fares, and no fuel surcharges.”Ryanair was among several airlines that offered the Civil Aviation Authority use of one of its aircraft to bring stranded passengers back home earlier this month following the collapse of tour operator XL.The carrier offered one of its spare Boeing 737-800 aircraft for the cause.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

first_imgMilan, Italy — Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineItalian footwear giant Geox, beloved the world over for its unique breathable technology, opened its latest outpost in Milan during the most recent Fashion Week—bringing the company’s total number of stores worldwide to more than 1,000.In addition to being the brand’s largest in the world, the new store boasts a highly innovative design concept. Mirroring Geox’s signature breathability, the building design works with natural sunlight to regulate the interior temperature. The bold façade was crafted with hundreds of stainless steel plates in shades of gold, copper and bronze, each perforated with micro-holes that allow the building to reflect the sun’s rays while maintaining visibility. Just like the footwear and apparel within, the new storefront is a perfect marriage of fashion and function: Thanks to the redesign, the building’s CO2 emissions have dropped by 75 percent, and the usage of air conditioning and electricity inside the store has been reduced.Located at the heart of the city’s historical center, the cutting-edge new flagship “marks a historical moment for Geox,” according to Chairman and founder Mario Moretti Polegato, “not just because we have created the brand’s largest store in the world, but also because the whole building that houses the shop perfectly expresses and emphasizes our company’s values and messaging. We are proud of the Geox Breathing Building.”Visit www.geox.com for more information.last_img read more

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