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A pair of local girls basketball standouts received state-wide honors this week, joining a pair of boys basketball players who received the honor earlier this month.Del Norte High’s favorite forward Kaleya Sanchez and St. Bernard’s center Emily Gardner were named to All-State teams by Maxpreps in an article published on Tuesday.Sanchez, the 2018-19 Big 5 Conference MVP and Gardner, last season’s Little 4 Conference Co-MVP, were named to the Division-IV first-team squad and Division-V …
Module Four of the Affiliate Management Resource Initiative (AMRI) has been released. The Affiliate Management Resource Initiative is a new initiative created by Touch Football Australia (TFA). The program contains a wide range of resources to assist the affiliate to improve towards implementing ‘best practice’. The program is about improvement and provides an easy to use framework that will help to make continuous improvement a culture. The AMRI has been designed to assist local competitions, clubs and associations of all sizes and locations, evaluate and improve how they run their competitions. Templates and checklists help the affiliate to identify areas of strength and those requiring improvement. Affiliates move through the program at their own pace and the program enables them to pursue the areas that are of interest. The AMRI will comprise of 11 Modules, with each including a wide range of resources. Module Four of the AMRI features the following documents:– Touch Football Australia Membership Registration Procedure– Papers Contents Sheets– Team Registration Form– Participant Declaration Form– Introduction to Online Registrations and Payments– Online Registration Standard Text– Online Team Registration Recommended Fields– Online Individual Registration Recommended Fields– Membership and Participant Application and Declaration– Standard Work Instructions Template– TFA Online Registration and Payments: Reporting– Touch Football Australia SportingPulse websitesModules One, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight can be found in the ‘Affiliate Secure Login Section’ of the Clubhouse section of the TFA website, and can be located by clicking on the following link: http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=297#c974 To gain access to the Secure Login Section, please click on the link below: https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v5/regoform.cgi?aID=17526&formID=16255 Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming AMRI modules. Related LinksAMRI Module Four
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves captain Conor Coady on Man City shock: Everyone needs to take creditby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveConor Coady was ecstatic after what he believed was a landmark win for Wolves over Manchester City on Sunday.The Molineux outfit ran out 2-0 winners at the Etihad thanks to a brace from Adama Traore.He said: “I think everyone needs to take credit, the whole team, the whole squad and the whole club.”A lot of people have said we started poorly but this week has been amazing.”We are always confident. We know how tough the Premier League and people forget we have had a lot of games.”It really has been tough. We always had confidence in ourselves. Listening to the manager and ourselves we have come through it in the end and we deserved it today.”This is a day for Wolverhampton Wanderers. It is a massive day for the whole club.”
Fatima Sana Shaikh speaks about facing sexual harassment.InstagramFatima Sana Shaikh has yet again talked about her #MeToo experience and spoke about facing sexual harassment. Although she did not divulge details of her ordeal, she clarified that she faced it long before entering Bollywood as a mainstream actress.In an interview with India Today, Fatima said that sexual harassment is not restricted to just Bollywood, and she faced it a long time ago.She further asserted that she did not face it during her debut film Dangal or after that. Her #MeToo story is not a current one, and she does not want to discuss it publicly.”It was about a personal experience. I think people have misunderstood the #MeToo movement if they restrict it only to the film industry. It’s not only ki film industry mein aisi cheez hoti hai. Har job mein hoti hai. Jo mere saath hua hai, woh bohot pehle hua hai. Aisa nahi hai ki Dangal ke time hua hai ya uske baad. It happened when I was very young. I think people assuming that it’s very current and wondering why I am not talking about it… that’s a lot of expectation. Every woman in our country has dealt with it and I’m sure not everyone wants to talk about it publicly,” she told the publication when asked if her story is related to casting couch in Bollywood.Fatima had earlier too revealed that she had been a victim of sexual harassment, but even then, she was not comfortable in sharing details of the incident. Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana ShaikhTwitterAlthough she entered the industry as a mainstream actress with the film Dangal, Fatima had earlier worked in Chachi 420 (1997) as a child artist.Post the success of Dangal, Fatima again featured with Aamir Khan in Thugs of Hindostan, but the latter did not perform well at the box office as was rejected by the audience.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai in this file photo on November 9, 2016.IANSStock markets lost early gains and were trading in the red on Wednesday at around 11.10 am ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) third bi-monthly monetary policy statement. The BSE Sensex was down 15 points to 32,560. Most of the bank stocks were trading with losses, barring Punjab National Bank that was up almost 1 percent at Rs 159.The RBI’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting ends amid retail inflation hitting a new low of 1.54 percent for June, raising expectations of a cut in the key interest rate (repo rate) by a minimum 25 basis points with some hoping for 50 basis point cut. Currently, the repo rate is 6.25 percent. Also read: Interest rate cut on savings deposits augurs well for banks, say Nomura analystsThe meeting also comes in the backdrop of a cut in savings deposits by State Bank of India from 4 to 3.5 percent in the wake of rising deposits following demonetisation. The situation is an outcome of a dilemma faced by banks, according to an analyst.”Deposit growth had surged in wake of demonetisation given the sharp jump in liquidity. This surplus liquidity had seen banks lower their lending rates earlier this year. With remonetisation on track in recent months, deposits have been flowing out thereby raising the incremental funding costs. Hence, to protect margins – which are already under pressure due to rising bad loans, higher due diligence – banks likely mulled over higher lending rates or lower deposit rates – they went with the latter,” Radhika Rao, an economist at DBS Bank, said in a note on Wednesday.It should also be seen as an indicator of expectations of consistent fall in inflation that could lead to a fall in lending rates in the near future. Falling interest rates on fixed deposits along with savings deposits could push investors towards equities and mutual funds in search of better returns.Stocks bucking the downward trend included Hero Motocorp, NTPC and Lupin.
Law minister Anisul HuqLaw minister Anisul Huq on Sunday expressed the hope that the gazette notification on discipline and conduct rules for lower court judges will be issued by next 15 July, reports UNB.The minister said this while talking to reporters after attending a programme at Judicial Administration Training Institute.The issuance of the gazette notification is being delayed as all the relevant issues of the gazette are being scrutinised so that no question could be raised over it, he added.Stressing the need for ‘quality judiciary’ to establish the rule of law in the country, Anisul Huq said the government is committed to ensuring ‘quality judicial’ services for people.Earlier in the day, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court gave the government two more weeks to publish the gazette notification on the rules outlining discipline and conduct of lower court judges.On several occasions in the past, the apex court expressed dissatisfaction at the government’s failure to issue the gazette notification.
Kolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is going to celebrate ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14, the day when Bengal’s Rosogolla got Geographic Identification (GI) tag.Senior officials of HIDCO along with the members of Rosogolla Association will meet on Tuesday to chalk out the programme. The function will be held at Misti Hub in New Town. There will be a discussion on Rosogolla in which noted Kolkata historian Haripada Bhowmick and others will take part. Apart from selling sweets, Misti Hub is coming up as a cultural point where musical programmes and discussions on the history of Bengali sweets are held Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifefrequently. Rosogolla is Bengal’s great pride and it is amazing to note that Rabindranath Tagore had a “special weakness” for sponge Rosogolla of Nabin Chandra Das, popularly known as Nabin moira (sweet maker). In “Antaranga Rabindranath” by Dr Pashupati Bhattacharya, one gets an intimate description of Tagore’s love for Rosogolla. Dr Bhattacharya, a medical practitioner took lessons in Rabindrasangeet from Tagore and was also a close associate of Dr BC Roy. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter coming to know from Dr Bhattacharya that he was a resident of Bagbazar, Tagore one day inquired whether he had tasted the sponge Rosogolla of Bagbazar. On getting a negative reply from Dr Bhattacharya, Tagore asked him to have it once and requested him to bring the same for him. Not only did Tagore himself appreciated sponge Rosogolla, he also presented it to his near and dear ones and anyone who requested him to recommend. Dr Bhattacharya, though a resident of the area, did not know about sponge Rosogolla. However, on inquiry he found that it was available at the shop of Nabin moira, popularly known as the “Columbus of Bengal.” As per instruction from Gurudev, Dr Bhattacharya had two Rosogollas and bought one handi (earthen pot in which Rosogollas were given to customers) for Tagore. Tagore was very happy to receive it but could not talk to him as on the next morning he was scheduled to leave for Santiniketan. Nearly after two months, Dr Bhattacharya received a letter from Tagore informing him about the date when he was coming back to Jorasanko along with a request to get another handi of Rosogolla for him. Dr Bhattacharya went to Nabin moira’s shop but on that day all Rosogollas were sold. Finding no other option, he bought the same from another shop and presented it to Tagore. Gurudev was not at all happy with the taste and told him: “I found the taste to be different” and then jokingly said: “You have deceived me. It is not the same Rosogolla.” On the next occasion, when Dr Bhattacharya presented another handi of the ‘sponge Rosogolla’, Tagore remarked: “This is real Bagbazar Rosogolla. It melts in your mouth.” Tagore often asked his near ones to go to Bagbazar and enjoy Nabin moira’s Rosogolla.
If you thought switching to diet soda can help you avoid the ill effects associated with sugary soft drinks, think again! Researchers have found that while drinking sugary beverages frequently may lead to poorer memory, daily intake of diet soda may increase the risk of stroke and dementia. Both sugary and diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain ageing, according to the findings published in two separate studies.People who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus – an area of the brain important for learning and memory, said the study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA follow-up study, published in the journal Stroke, found that people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia when compared to those who did not. Scientists have put forth various hypotheses about how artificial sweeteners may cause harm, from transforming gut bacteria to altering the brain’s perception of “sweet,” but “we need more work to figure out the underlying mechanisms”, said Boston University’s Matthew Pase, who is lead author on the two studies. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the studies, researchers used data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), a study that aims to identify common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD).”These studies are not the be-all and end-all, but it’s strong data and a very strong suggestion,” said Sudha Seshadri, Professor at Boston University School of Medicine (MED) in the US.”It looks like there is not very much of an upside to having sugary drinks, and substituting the sugar with artificial sweeteners doesn’t seem to help,” Seshadri, who is senior author on both papers, said. Excess sugar has long been associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases like obesity, heart disease and Type-2 diabetes, but little is known about its long-term effects on the human brain. He chose to study sugary drinks as a way of examining overall sugar consumption. “It’s difficult to measure overall sugar intake in the diet,” he says, “so we used sugary beverages as a proxy.”Researchers also found that higher intake of diet soda–at least one per day–was associated with smaller brain volume. They found that people who drank at least one diet soda per day were iathree times as likely to develop stroke and dementia. IANS
Munching on walnuts may help control hunger pangs, according to a study which found that the snack activates an area in the brain associated with regulating appetite. “It was pretty surprising to see evidence of activity changing in the brain related to food cues, and by extension what people were eating and how hungry they feel,” said Olivia M Farr from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US. Walnut, the single-seeded stone fruit, is rich in omega-3 fats, protein, antioxidants, plant sterols, magnesium, copper, Vitamins A, D, etc. Consumption of walnuts suppresses your hunger. It makes you feel fuller for a longer duration thereby helping you in your weight loss trail. Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe how consuming walnuts changes activity in the brain.They recruited 10 volunteers with obesity for two five- day sessions. A controlled environment allowed researchers to keep tabs on the volunteers’ exact nutritional intake, rather than depend on volunteers’ often unreliable food records.During one five-day session, volunteers consumed daily smoothies containing 48 grammes of walnuts. During their other stay in the clinic, they received a walnut-free but nutritionally comparable placebo smoothie, flavoured to taste exactly the same as the walnut-containing smoothie. Researchers noted that participants reported feeling less hungry during the week they consumed walnut-containing smoothies than during the week they were given the placebo smoothies.Specific hormones in the body help control appetite. Some hormones are responsible for signalling the body to eat, whereas others tell the body it is full, or satiated. Eating food rich in PUFAs, like walnuts, can influence the appetite hormones so that one can feel fuller for longer. Adding that appetite hormones play an important role in regulating how much an individual eats. Other foods rich in PUFAs include oily fish such as salmon and corn, grapeseed or canola oil. The control diet was comprised of 7% polyunsaturated fat, 15% monounsaturated fat and 13% saturated fat, compared to the PUFA-rich diet which was 21% polyunsaturated fat.While in the machine, participants were shown images of desirable foods like hamburgers and desserts, neutral objects like flowers and rocks, and less desirable foods like vegetables. When participants were shown pictures of highly desirable foods, fMRI imaging revealed increased activity in a part of the brain called the right insula after participants had consumed the five-day walnut-rich diet compared to when they had not.”This is a powerful measure. We know there is no ambiguity in terms of study results. When participants eat walnuts, this part of their brain lights up, and we know that is connected with what they are telling us about feeling less hungry or more full,” said Christos Mantzoros, professor of medicine at Harvard University in the US.This area of the insula is likely involved in cognitive control and salience, meaning that participants were paying more attention to food choices and selecting the less desirable or healthier options over the highly desirable or less healthy options, researchers said. When purchasing unshelled walnuts, one should avoid those with a rubbery or shrivelled appearance. Because walnuts turn rancid fairly quickly, shelled nuts should be kept in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator, where they can keep for six months, or in the freezer, where they’ll stay fresh up to a year. Unshelled walnuts will keep fresh in any cool, dry location for six months. To preserve flavor and nutrients, avoid chopping nuts until you’re actually ready to use them.Walnuts are high calorie content food item. So one must be careful in how much they eat. Having given that warning, it is almost impossible to eat too many walnuts daily. A four ounce of walnut consumption will provide full requirement of daily fat content. The overall impact is on your weight. When the health of your heart is improved, inflammations are removed and diabetes is controlled, it must reduce weight.
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story originally appeared on Reuters 3 min read U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar “fast lanes” to affiliated services.As regulators work on new so-called “net neutrality” rules, Leahy wrote to chiefs of AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc.In his letters, similar to one sent to Comcast Corp on Monday, Leahy asked the leading Internet service providers (ISPs) to formally commit to no so-called “paid prioritization” deals in which content companies could pay Internet providers to ensure smooth and fast delivery of their traffic.The Federal Communications Commission has received 3.9 million comments after it proposed new web traffic rules that would prohibit ISPs from blocking content, but suggested allowing some “commercially reasonable” paid prioritization deals.Large ISPs, including Verizon, Comcast and AT&T, have been asserting that they had no plans for such paid prioritization arrangements and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he would not tolerate anti-competitive or anti-consumer prioritization deals.Nonetheless, consumer advocates and other critics are concerned that opening the door for paid prioritization, could create “fast lanes” for some content and so relegate other websites and applications to “slow lanes.””These types of arrangements pose a significant threat of dividing the Internet into those who can afford to compete and those who cannot,” Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, wrote in his letters.Comcast has said it was reviewing Leahy’s letter and a Verizon representative did not comment on Thursday. Spokespeople for AT&T, Time Warner Cable and Charter did not immediately have comment.Letters from Leahy, a key lawmaker on antitrust issues, come at a time when the Justice Department and the FCC are reviewing two major merger proposals: a $45 billion deal between Comcast and Time Warner Cable and a $48.5 billion deal between AT&T and satellite TV provider DirecTV.As part of its merger deal, Comcast planned to sell a portion of its subscribers to Charter.Comcast is the only large ISP bound by the 2010 version of net neutrality rules, which discouraged paid prioritization but were struck down in court in January over another issue. Comcast has to continue abiding by those rules until 2018 as a condition of a merger with NBC Universal.(Reporting by Alina Selyukh; Editing by David Gregorio) This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. October 23, 2014 Enroll Now for Free