DD HEALTH: GO NUTS FOR HEART-HEALTHY SNACKS – IN MODERATION


first_imgNuts are high in fat, but much of it is the heart-healthy variety. They have a positive effect on appetite due to their high protein content, which makes people feel fuller and helps curb hunger.While carbohydrates like crisps can trigger a rise in blood sugar that leads to more hunger when it drops, nuts cause no such rise.Almonds If you avoid dairy, calcium-rich almonds are a good choice to ensure you’re getting enough of this bone-building mineral. Almonds are also high in vitamin E, a nutrient which helps to improve the condition and appearance of your skin. For some extra heart help, swap flaked almonds for the whole nut – with the skin intact – because the almond’s skin is full of heart-protecting compounds called flavonoids. Thirty grams of almonds a day, about 23 nuts, provides 9 grams of heart-healthy oleic acid, which is more than peanuts, walnuts, or cashews.This monounsaturated fat is known to be responsible for many health benefits, the most recently discovered of which is improved memory.Brazil nutsIdeal for those with low thyroid function, Brazils are a good source of the mineral selenium, which we need to produce the active thyroid hormone. Selenium also supports immunity and helps wounds to heal. You only need three or four Brazil nuts a day to get all the selenium you require.Cashews Because they contribute a good level of protein and are a useful source of minerals like iron and zinc, cashews make an excellent choice if you’re following a vegetarian diet. They’re also rich in the mineral magnesium, which is thought to improve recall and delay, age-related memory loss. Add a handful to a vegetarian stir-fry or use as a nut butter on crackers or bread.HazelnutsOpt for hazelnuts if you’re concerned about high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid which has been associated with heart problems as well as conditions like Parkinsons. Hazelnuts are a good source of folate, which plays a key role in keeping homocystePistachiosBeing especially rich in vitamin B6, which is important for keeping hormones balanced and healthy, pistachios are a good option for those with problem periods. They’re the only nut to contain reasonable levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that play an important role in protecting the eyes. Pistachios also contain potassium and fibre – in fact a 30g serving has more than three times that supplied by the equivalent weight of plums. WalnutsTheir superior antioxidant content means walnuts are useful in the fight against cancer. They’re also a good source of mono-unsaturated, heart-friendly fats, and studies show they help to lower the bad form of cholesterol (LDL). Finally, they’re rich in omega-3, so they are a great alternative if you don’t eat oily fish.DD HEALTH: GO NUTS FOR HEART-HEALTHY SNACKS – IN MODERATION was last modified: July 16th, 2016 by John2Share 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:benefitsHungerNutritionnutslast_img read more

Matt Saal, May 21


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Things have been going really well here. Most people I have talked to are wrapping things up with planting. We are finished with beans and we are finished with corn, other than what we will plant after we get hay chopped.It seems like everybody in Wayne County is mowing hay this week. It has been cool enough that the hay is not drying very fast enough, even for chopping. We are having to leave it an extra day just to chop it. We pretty much chop most everything. This time of year we mow it, let it set a day and then chop it the next day. In the warmer months we mow it one day and chop it the next. This will end up being a little on the wetter side.Most people I have talked to say their alfalfa mixes have done very well this spring, but the small grains that have been taken for forage have not been yielding all that well this year. It may have been that hot weather we got. The small grains like the cool springs and we were hot and dry there for several days. That may have hurt the yields.I have been seeing a little uneven emergence in the corn and soybeans but it is not bad. We are still on the dry side. We have had a lot of spotty rains here in northern Wayne County. They have gotten a lot more rain in the southern part of the county.I have not seen any pest problems in the fields yet.last_img read more

5 Important Things to Consider When Buying a New Camera


first_imgReady for an upgrade? Here are five important things to consider before you invest in a new camera.I still remember when I bought my first video camera. It was a Canon 7D. I had been shopping around online for months, and I eventually bought it used from a friend of a friend who had posted about selling it on Facebook. I was familiar with several cameras, including the 7D, from working in-house at a video production company. We mostly shot on Canon 5Ds at the time, but after lots of research, I felt that a used 7D would be the best deal, while still affording me the majority of features I wanted and needed in my first camera.Flash forward to now. The market is littered with tons of great video camera options; you have high-end cinema cameras, full-frame mirrorless offerings, and even old and used DSLRs still hanging around to consider.But how do you decide which camera is right for you? Let’s take a look at five essential things to consider when you’re looking for a new video camera.1. Your Immediate NeedsBefore you start looking at all the flashy new cameras on the market, you need to take a hard look at yourself. Who are you as a filmmaker and what are your actual video camera needs? For me, for example, when I was starting out 4K was still a rare and exotic resolution option. I knew that I was just looking for a starter camera to shoot run-and-gun videos with my friends. I was planning to upload to Vimeo to build a portfolio and maybe try out some funny videos for Facebook.Neither of those needs warranted spending thousands extra on a 4K-capable camera. (Plus I was editing on an old Macbook at the time that would really struggle with that footage.)While we all might have dreams of buying a camera to shoot a feature film or build out a ridiculously cinematic demo reel, it’s best to be realistic. Assess your upcoming projects, goals, and ambitions separately to figure out which camera might be the right one for you.2. Online Reviews and Test FootageWe live in a golden age of user generated content. This means you can easily find camera reviews and test footage montages for pretty much every single camera on the market. These hands-on reviews help you see exactly how each camera’s footage can look. There are also plenty of comparison videos that compare and contrast cameras against each other so you can see how they stack up for aspects like low light and dynamic range.Speaking of which, here’s a great hands-on review on the BMPCC 4K.3. Your Existing Gear and WorkflowWhen deciding on your camera, be sure to take an accurate inventory of your gear and post-production workflow. As I mentioned above, when I was first starting out I was editing on a six-year-old MacBook Pro that was really pushing it in processing power. I also had a cheap tripod and homemade DIY camera mount rig that was designed for DSLRs, so I knew I could use that gear until I could upgrade later.If you do already have camera gear and an editing workflow, you’ll have to check to see if your new camera is a good fit, or if you’ll need to calculate in the expenses of upgrading everything.4. Older AlternativesImage by Nattapat.J.This is probably the hardest advice to give simply because buying a NEW camera is so much fun! You get to open the box (heck, make an unboxing video out of it!) and switch the camera on for the very first time. You get that good feeling that your camera will last for several years at least and include some great manufacturer warranties.However, you have to ask yourself if that good feeling is really worth it. Buying a new camera is a lot like buying a new car. Your investment will immediately drop in value the second you walk out of the store, so you better be willing to hold onto it for several years.In many cases, an older, used version is definitely worth considering. What are the biggest differences between the GH5s and the GH5? Or even the GH4? Would your clients notice the difference? Would you?5. Buying vs RentingAnother consideration, which is actually a great option for many professional videographers, is to rent instead of buying. If you do find yourself on lots of corporate shoots, you may find yourself needing to use several different cameras across different projects. Renting can be a great option to keep your hard costs down (and passed along to your clients), while freeing you up to try out and learn several different cameras at once.If you find yourself coming back to one camera more than the others, you can always consider buying it in the end.Cover image by welcomia.Looking for more camera buying, renting and operating tips and advice? Check out some of these articles below.What You Should Buy After You’ve Purchased a CameraThe 5 Best Cameras to Rent or Buy for Any Video ShootWhat Is the Life of a Camera Body, and Should You Buy or Rent?How To Make Your Expensive Gear Investment Last ForeverThe 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000last_img read more

Chinmayanand case: SIT finds law student’s purse in drain


first_imgThe special investigation team probing the sexual assault case against former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand has recovered a purse of the complainant from a drain, sources said on Saturday. The investigators were now looking for the woman’s spy camera-fitted spectacles which she had used to record evidence of sexual exploitation by the 72-year-old former parliamentarian, they said. The purse was found in the drain near Mumukshu Ashram of Chinmayanand. The SIT had deployed labourers to search for the articles in the drain after detailed interrogation of the student’s mother and father on Friday, they said. The Allahabad High Court had on October 30 fixed November 8 to hear the bail plea of Chinmayanand who has been arrested in the case. Justice Rahul Chaturvedi had asked the prosecution to file its reply to the bail plea by November 4 and the defence counsel to file his counter reply by November 7. The bail plea of the law student will be heard on November 6.last_img read more

Olympics: Mary Kom and Narang upbeat for London Games


first_imgOne year is all that stands between athletes around the world and their bid to attain the top prize at the pinnacle of sport – the London Olympics.With International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge set to get the official ‘One Year to Go’ countdown underway in London on Wednesday, the focus of athletes will shift to honing their skills and getting ready for the mega event, which begins on July 27 at the new Olympic Stadium.Boxing and shooting offer India its brightest chances of bettering its tally of one gold and two bronze at the previous Games in Beijing. On Tuesday, the two sports came together in the form of five-time world champion MC Mary Kom and rifle ace Gagan Narang.The duo was here at the launch of a new website for Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a non-profit organisation founded by legendary sportsmen Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi and that supports the training and other needs of the athletes. The website was launched by film star Deepika Padukone, Prakash’s daughter and a director of the OGQ. Speaking to Mail Today, Mary Kom outlined her plans in the build- up to the Games, at which women’s boxing makes its debut.”I hope I can bring the kind of performance I have had at the World Championships to the Olympics next year. I am preparing hard to get a qualifying spot at the World Championships next year and, hopefully, a medal at the Olympics too,” said Mary, who will be competing in the 51kg category.advertisement”I am working on some stronger punching and also my speed, in order to adjust to the category. The technique doesn’t need much change, but it does make a bit of difference, which is what I need to fine- tune at the camp in Patiala,” she said.Narang admitted to being jittery before the Games. It is very exciting that there is just one year to go and our final preparations will now be on the way. Earlier, we used to wait for the final qualifying tournaments but this time eight shooters have already qualified for the Olympics,” he said.Deepika, meanwhile, said she keenly follows sports and that was pleased to be supporting athletes. “Even if I don’t get time to watch sports, I definitely keep myself updated, either through my dad or through Twitter. It made sense to me to come on board with OGQ and actively take part and support our athletes,” she said.Viren Rasquinha, chief executive of OGQ and former India hockey captain, announced special plans to help athletes. The chief among these is the help of a video analyst for badminton ace Saina Nehwal, which will be provided by Sports Mechanics, a sports technology organisation headed by the Indian cricket team’s former video analyst S Ramakrishna.Mental strengthening coach Abha Banerjee has also been brought into the fold. She has worked with rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput and it helped him win a World Cup gold medal and an Olympic quota spot this year.In addition, for the nine shooters part of OGQ, a Kazakh masseur recommended by national rifle coach Stanislav Lapidus, is being brought in.Support For AshwiniAsked about OGQ’s support to dope- tainted athlete Ashwini Akkunji, Rasquinha said: “In our official capacity, we have stopped funding to her, pending the result of the inquiry. Performance-wise, she had the potential and her doping history was clean. In a personal capacity, we are giving her support to ensure that she gets through this difficult phase.”Even if she has made a mistake, we will support her emotionally, and we will make sure that every supplement, every medicine that our athletes take is approved by an expert doctor first.”last_img read more

Statement from Hon Sean Astwood Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control


first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 9, 2017 – Providenciales – We at the Ministry of Border Control and Employment have embarked on our mission of re-branding and revolutionizing the way that we work and the way in which we serve our customers. In our efforts to improve our service delivery, we have begun the streamlining of processes and improving performance and accountability. While there remains many concerns that we are addressing, we also recognize that there are many good things and good people that are existing in the Ministry that we can, and will, build upon and whom we can develop. However, we will also continue our efforts to eradicate other legacy issues including corruption and other mal-practices from within the Ministry. Today, May 9th, the collaborative efforts of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Integrity Commission saw the seizure of numerous files from the Providenciales office, as a part of their on-going investigations into alleged acts of corruption by members of the Civil Service. These activities will be on-going and we are committed to seeing them through to ensure that the Ministry of Border Control and Employment can operate as a well managed, efficient and responsive organization that consistently delivers on its corporate objectives and responsibilities.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more