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first_img Share Share Tweet HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Consume less salt, PAHO advises by: – March 13, 2013 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Consume less salt, PAHO advisesThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has joined the call for a reduced intake of salt in observance of World Salt Awareness Week under the theme “Less salt, please!”The March 11–17 campaign urges everyone to help reduce dietary salt, with a focus this year on chefs, caterers, and others who prepare food for consumption outside the home. “Restaurants and caterers often add excessive salt to foods because they think that’s what customers want. But people can in fact change their tastes for salt over time. If you gradually consume less salt, you will gradually want less salt. The same is true of sugar. Chefs and caterers can help consumers choose this better path,” PAHO/WHO’s Branka Legetic noted in a press release.While salt is recognized as an essential part of the human diet, most people consume more than they realize and more than is healthy. Consuming excess salt contributes to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes, as well as other health problems, including kidney disease, osteoporosis, obesity and Alzheimer’s.High blood pressure is the focus of this year’s World Health Day (April 7), and reducing dietary salt will also be one of the key recommendations of that campaign.It is recommended that adults consume less than 5 grams of salt per day. Most of the excess salt people consume comes not from the salt shaker but from processed foods such as bread, snack foods, “instant” meals, processed meats and condiments. Restaurant foods are also major contributors, hence the focus this year on chefs and caterers.According to PAHO/WHO’s nutrition expert Enrique Jacoby, choosing “low-salt” versions of processed foods is not always the best solution, because processed foods tend to be less healthy than fresh foods for other reasons.Salt reduction efforts are under way in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Suriname, Uruguay, and the United States. They include efforts ranging from mass media and educational campaigns to collaboration with food makers to improve nutrition labels and reformulate products to contain less salt.World Salt Awareness Week, organized by the World Action on Salt Health, began in 2007.It seeks to highlight the importance of reducing salt intake in all populations throughout the world, and all countries are invited to participate; be it holding an event, creating media interest or generating awareness within local communities.Dominica Vibes News 29 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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first_imgThe stage is set for the inaugural edition of the Lagos Media Marathon. At a press conference held thursday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, the modalities and motivation behind the 10km Road Race were revealed to newsmen.The Chairman of Lagos Media Marathon Committee, Tony Ubani, said it was necessary for journalists and indeed the public to give a closer look at their health and fitness.Ubani noted that the planned marathon race is just one of the several programmes being put together to help media practitioners stay healthy. “We are opening the event to all our members and we want to try as much as possible to show the world the wonders that Lagos State have been doing.“Our aim is to prolong the life of our journalists. Lagos is the Mecca of journalism in Nigeria and we want to take advantage of that,” the Lagos Media Marathon committee chairman stated.On his part, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Dr. Qasim Akinreti, noted that a media marathon is quite novel, and he expressed delight that Lagos is blazing the trail yet again.“This is first of its kind in the whole world because we have never heard of it before and that’s why it is extremely unique and with the support of the state government, we believe we are going to get the best.“I am looking forward to the success of the media race. We want to add our own little contribution to the development of tourism, arts and culture in Lagos State.“For Lagos journalists, we want to add value to marathon in Lagos and Nigeria.” The Lagos NUJ chairman stated.In his own remark, the Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandor, assured that the Lagos Media Marathon will be well supported by the state as it falls into the action plan of his excellency Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode.Tandor noted that marathon is a culture and not just an event and that culture is already finding its roots in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Diamond Bar Parks and Recreation has scheduled a peewee golf class for youngsters ages 5-9. The Tuesday session is slotted from 4-4:55 p.m., from Feb. 20-March 20, at L.A. Royal Vista Golf Course, 20055 Colima Road, Walnut. The cost is $85. For information call (909) 839-7070. last_img

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first_imgThe wonderful new pitch at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny looked better than the playing surface at Croke Park as teams from 18 clubs throughout the county took to it today for the elite All County U12 Blitz.Teams competed in four divisions for the honours and Donegal Daily trophies and medals.And what a superb display of football in this tournament which has been specially devised by the county board of the Donegal LGFA to see the best talent and future stars for our Ladies county teams. Development officer Donal O Searcaigh with U14 team manager Dermott Foy and County Secretary Siobhan Coyle were all on hand to watch the games.County chairman Micheál Naughton was also there to present medals and trophies to the finalists.He said he wanted to pay tribute to the girls, their parents, their coaches and their clubs for continuing to develop the ladies game throughout Donegal.He also had a special word of thanks for Coláiste Ailigh Príomhoide Micheál O Giobúin who hosted the tournament today. “It was a wonderful gesture and the facilities laid on for the teams were second to none,” said Naughton.Senior county players and U14 county players were on hand to lend their support. And new junior referees took charge of the games.Afterward O Searcaigh said: “We’d like to thank Donegal Daily for sponsoring the trophies and medals.“This was our second all-county blitz, with teams graded this time based on their performances on their first day in Convoy. I believe tournaments like this will help massively to develop players for the future.”St Eunan’s won the Division One title, winning all their group games before defeating Termon in the final. Both sides showed skill and determination throughout but it was the Letterkenny side which won out in the end.In Division 2 the girls from Downings took the title and the trophy back to Rosguil with some superb performances throughout. Maith sibh.The Division 3 campaign saw an epic battle between St Mary’s Convoy and Red Hughs and it was Convoy who took the title by just a single point. Both sides played some great football with no doubt future county stars among their ranks.And there are celebrations in the Twin Towns tonight after Mac Cumhaills girls won the Division 4 title. Pictures courtesy of Donal O Searcaigh, Donegal LGFA.   PICTURE SPECIAL: GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL AT GIRLS U12 ALL-COUNTY BLITZ was last modified: August 17th, 2014 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:All county blitzColaiste AilighDonegal LGFAletterkennylast_img read more

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first_img22 January 2010Argentinean national coach and former football star Diego Maradona has expressed his satisfaction with South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, while dismissing security concerns and encouraging fans to come to the tournament.He was in the country to mainly to inspect the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre, where the Argentinean football team will be based.“They can say what they want, but we know we are coming to play the World Cup in a safe country,” said Maradona, speaking at Safa House in Johannesburg on Thursday. “I have seen that with my own eyes. Anything can happen in the world, but I have spent a week in South Africa and everything is very good and the people very friendly.“This will be a great World Cup with no doubts of security,” Maradona said. “I will tell my players that they only have to think of playing football when they come here and worry about nothing else.“I think that it is only fair for South Africa to host the World Cup because they have deserved it for a very long time,” the former Footballer of the Year and World Cup winner said.Special players, beautiful stadiumsOn Thursday, Maradona met 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) chief executive Danny Jordaan, SA Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani and CEO Leslie Sedibe, as well as senior LOC management.Jordaan said he felt there were many similarities between the 1986 Fifa World Cup winning team in which Maradona played and the one he is currently coaching.“I told the coach that in 1986 when Argentina left for the World Cup the people of Argentina did not think that team would bring back the cup. But that team had a special player and in the end they won the World Cup.“This year your team also has a very special player. They may not be among the favourites to win the World Cup this year but I think your team is going to surprise many people,” Jordaan said.Maradona and Jordaan exchanged signed national jerseys on the pitch at Soccer City.“They really did a great job on this stadium,” said Maradona of Soccer City which will host both the opening and closing games of the World Cup. “I have been to many stadiums before, but this is very big and so great. To be able to enter this stadium is so beautiful.“I feel inspired to play here but unfortunately my time has passed.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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first_imgMeet Njabulo Thabiso Madlala, a South African citizen living in the UK who is helping talented opera singers still living in SA to achieve their dreams!London, United Kingdom – Njabulo Thabiso Madlala lives and works in the UK. Employed by the English National Opera, he has contact with some of the most influential benefactors in the field. While he may live far from home, he has a deep love of country and does everything to empower opera singers still in South Africa.His story is an inspiring one, but it is the people he helps that inspire him the most.“I got the love of music as a child. My grandmother loved singing. She listened to Miriam Makeba. She was a domestic worker and at some point, the only person in our family who worked. I used to love listening to her hum songs and sing lullabies, it was the most special thing to fall asleep to. We had a small two roomed government provided house in a township called Inanda North of Durban. It was a busy household comprising of my mother, grandmother, two aunts and their children.       Music was my escape.The choir master at our school got us all to sing, and chose me for the choir. I had a good voice but I hated singing. I was so shy. I could listen to music all day long and sing secretly. One day, my grandmother who worked for a British family came back from work with these tapes that had been thrown out by her madam. One of them had Pavarotti singing and aria with many high notes. I had never heard anything like it but felt somedeep connection to it straight away. When no one was home, I would put the tapes on and sing along and copy what I heard. I didn’t know it was called opera. I felt free and could momentarily escape to another world. I could dream. I used to imagine the people applauding and see myself in front of them.”While he was in high school, he heard about an audition for a choir in Cape Town. The auditions were being held in Durban to get the most extensive scope of singers possible. Njabulo went to the audition and made the cut. He left home or the first time in his life and travelled via bus to get to Cape Town.         Njabulo had been in Cape Town for three months when the choir was invited to perform at the Wilton’s Music Hall in London. He was only 19-years-old and so excited to join on a life-changing opportunity. He had the chance to do a solo performance, and once he was done, was pulled aside by a woman who saw a world of potential in his talent. She told him to consider studying opera in the country.“I said I would love to but didn’t have knowledge of how to do so and I would not have any money to do so. She said I should sing for someone at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She wrote down both names and the train stations. I never knew who she was and I never met her again since that day. She was like anangel.One day I visited the Guildhall School of Music and asked to see someone from the voice department barely speaking enough English and a shy teenager I found the courage to do so in that moment. They called a man named Mr Robin Bowman. I said to him: “I am here from South Africa. I am with a group of singers and I would like to sing for you and come and study here.”I was very nervous but I thought I would just go for it, tell him my story. When I turned up to audition a few days later they asked what I was going to sing and I had a little choir piece. It wasn’t enough, you need big solo numbers for auditions like that. They heard my voice, said I was a baritone and gave me two music pieces to go and learn and come back:one in Italian from The Marriage of Figaro and one in German, a song by Schubert.”The thing was, Njabulo didn’t know how to read sheet music, and he couldn’t speak German or Italian. He knew he would need to do something to learn the songs, so he went to a music shop and found a CD that had the songs on. He spent the next two weeks listening to them and learning every word by heart.“I arrived for my audition and sang, just copying what I had heard. On the spot I was offered a full scholarship for the first year. After that, a lady called Sarah Walker, a famous singer became my champion. She convinced not only the Guildhall to support me further but she introduced me to the Peter Moores Foundation who helped fund my studies until Ileft Guildhall.”The opportunities he now had were more than he could have ever hoped for. Now, years later, Njabulo is an international opera singer who performs all over the world. He has turned his opportunity into a gift for South Africans.“Now I am trying to help other South African singers who are not going to be as lucky as me by introducing them to the people and institutions that helped me. This is what my charity, Voices of Africa, is about. Not everybody will meet a mystery lady who helps them. What happened to me changed my and my family’s lives. It’s a miracle.Each year I invite leading arts practitioners to South Africa to make it easier for young singers out there. Last year I was able to successfully stage the training programme out in Cape Town. I invited The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera North, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Umculo Incubator who all supported my project byeach sending one or two representatives to work with highly talented singers I select after auditions over 10 days. Their representatives also formed a judging panel of a small singing competition we held at the end of the training period used to assess progress.”Since the charity was set up, the English National Opera offered employment to eight singers who were part of the workshop in South Africa. The lucky eight appeared in their 2019 Olivier Award Winning Porgy and Bess production.The Royal Opera House then offered two of the singers to join their current 2018/19 Link Artist Scheme.“They are currently in London receiving training there until July 2019. A young soprano Cecilia Rangwanasha who was one of the trainees was invited following the training to audition for the main young artist programme at the Royal Opera and they have accepted her to begin training fully with them in September 2019. She will be with them for 2years and appear in small roles on the main stage.Further, four singers have been offered scholarships by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal College of Music to begin studies there in September 2019. A young baritone Chuma was invited and attended a masterclass programme in France by our supporters Les Azuriales Festival in 2018. Msimelelo Mbali from Eastern Cape has beeninvited to the National Opera Studio in London to spend her year there training and living expenses fully covered. All this is as a direct result of this small project and determination to help others.”Njabulo has spread his good fortune to others and is hopeful he will empower many more South Africans. Through his work, handfuls of South Africans are being educated in the music they love.Image: https://njabulomadlala.comENDSGoodThingsGuy is the home of everything good, and those are the things that really matter! GoodThingsGuy was officially launched on the 1 August 2015 in order to onlypromote good news, inspirational stories and promote only positive, upbeat media.GoodThingsGuy is a global, multi-platform media company that distills unique contentacross multiple media platforms.For more information find the GoodThingsGuy at www.goodthingsguy.com follow uson Facebook or [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgView comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout Gilas Pilipinas national team sing the national anthem. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas may be a long way from home, but Filipinos in Lebanon have not failed to make the national team feel it was still playing on its home floor.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The support for Gilas Pilipinas from overseas Filipinos has been overwhelming so far in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup. For the past two games, we’ve seen and heard them cheer their hearts out—something you can’t miss when you’re watching on your television here in the Philippines—and shower the players with love.READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith games scheduled on weekdays, most of them must’ve taken a day off work just to watch at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut. They may have not been able to fill the entire stadium, but they were loud enough to make it feel like they did.READ: Gilas sews up QF berth  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img It’s no surprise that the undermanned Gilas Pilipinas has been playing with full of heart of in the continental championships, already taking out powerhouse China and a taller Iraq side to clinch the top seed in Group B.Photographers from Fiba.com were able to capture the heartwarming sight of Gilas Pilipinas’ cheering squad in action.Cheering hard for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comFilipinos in Lebanon let our cheers in support of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comTerrence Romeo gets some love from Filipino fans after the game vs Iran. Photo from Fiba.comRomeo, who has been starring for Gilas Pilipinas, take photos with fans. Photo from Fiba.comJapeth Aguilar mingles with Filipino fans.Gilas Pilipinas wave to Filipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comFilipino fans react after a play. Photo from Fiba.comMatthew Wright nails a triple—and Filipino fans explode in cheers. Photo from Fiba.comWith game all but decided against Iraq, Filipino fans take photos with Gabe Norwood and Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comThe Filipino gallery at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex. Photo from Fiba.comRising star Christian Standhardinger takes fun photos with Filipino fans. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas bids the crowd goodbye after the big win over China. Photo from Fiba.comMore FIlipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comArmed with banners and flags, Filipino fans in Beirut cheer for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.com Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgFormula One will crown its first virtual world champion at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after announcing on Monday the launch of an eSports series to run from September to November.The new eSports Series is a partnership with Formula One, game developer Codemasters and events and competitions specialists Gfinity.The series will be in three stages, starting with qualification events through September to determine the 40 quickest virtual drivers, and run on PlayStation4, Xbox One and Windows PC platforms.Live semi-finals will be held at London’s Gfinity Arena on Oct. 10-11 with the top 20 going on to the three-race finals at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit on Nov. 24-25.The first eSports Series world champion will automatically qualify for the following year’s semi-finals.Formula One managing director Sean Bratches said in a statement that the new series represented “an amazing opportunity for our business: strategically and in the way we engage fans.”U.S.-based Liberty Media, who took over Formula One in January, have targeted gaming as a growth area to drive revenues and connect with younger audiences.Some of Formula One’s participants are already embracing the world of eSports, with McLaren executive director Zak Brown saying all teams could eventually have their own virtual counterpart.McLaren, going through tough times but still the second most successful team in terms of race wins, launched in May a “World’s Fastest Gamer” initiative to recruit a simulator driver from virtual racing.Several race drivers, including Red Bull’s Dutch teenager Max Verstappen, are also active gamers.advertisementThe all-electric Formula E series has already staged a virtual race between all of its drivers and gamers. The winner in Las Vegas last January was Dutch virtual racer Bono Huis, who collected a $200,000 jackpot.In New York in July, Formula E livestreamed over mobile phones a virtual race between gamers and race drivers for fans around the world to watch.last_img read more

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first_imgMicrochip announces the new PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solution to address the challenges of developing complex computer algorithms which enable systems to capture and display information and high-resolution images. The PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solution delivers capabilities superior to alternative technologies to support resolution as high as 4K in small, low-power form factors necessary for a wide variety of imaging and video applications.As designers require high-performance computing, memory and connectivity resources to achieve high-resolution imaging with rich, vivid detail, FPGAs are excellent platforms to achieve this, as they can perform thousands of tasks in parallel to maximise data throughput.Microchip’s PolarFire FPGAs, originally launched in February 2017 by Microsemi Corporation, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip, are ideal for these mid-bandwidth (4K/2K) imaging/video applications due to their rich memory and Digital Signal Processor resources. In addition, they offer up to 50 percent lower power than competing SRAM-based devices.The new imaging and video solution includes a complete ecosystem for customers, with comprehensive application-specific hardware, optimised intellectual property suite for image processing, sample reference designs, demonstration designs and collateral. This provides designers with the hardware and software needed to implement 4K resolution designs targeting PolarFire FPGAs. The video and imaging kit enables high-performance evaluation of 4K image processing and rendering using dual-camera sensors suitable for designing demonstrations for video stitching, static and dynamic object insertion, as well as real depth estimation based on disparity maps. With its modular intellectual property suite providing clients the ability to prototype and accelerate time to market, the kit can be leveraged for multiple projects to save costs, time and effort.The kit also includes industry-standard imaging interfaces bolstered by 4 GB on-chip DDR4 and 1 GB flash memory for frame buffering and user configuration, respectively. It offers bidirectional Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) as a sensor interface and the choice of High-Definition Multimedia Interface, Display Serial Interface for display and SDI for broadcast-grade video. The kit also facilitates the evaluation of reference designs for Picture-in-Picture and edge detection with configurable resolution and image signal parameters. These features enhance the PolarFire FPGA imaging and video solution’s suitability for numerous applications in multiple markets, including surveillance and Internet Protocol cameras, automotive and other untethered/mobile use cases, machine vision/medical, smart home and others in the industrial, aerospace/aviation and defence markets.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Cadence and Green Hills to accelerate embedded system safety and securityNext SYSGO demonstrates PikeOS in various systems for avionics, automotive and industriallast_img read more

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