Better Bones.

first_img“Most Americans consume between 4,000 mg and 6,000 mgof sodium per day,” Freeman said. “Table salt containsonly 25 percent sodium, so most people get their sodium from processedfoods without realizing it.” To stay within 2,400 mg per day, aim for a sodium intake of800 mg per meal for a three-meal day. “Obviously, a fast-foodsandwich with 1,000 mg of sodium isn’t a good meal choice,”Freeman said. “A typical frozen dinner contains 1,100 mgof sodium. So it’s not a good choice, either.” “The two-year study measured the amount of bone loss inwomen’s hips over time,” Freeman said. “Women who ateless than 2,100 milligrams of sodium per day had no bone loss.And women who ate the most sodium lost the most bone density.” “A recent study shows lowering your intake of sodium mayhelp keep your bones healthy. It may help prevent brittle, fragilebones resulting from osteoporosis,” said Janine Freeman,an Extension Service nutrition specialist with the UGA Collegeof Family and Consumer Sciences.The study was completed on women, as osteoporosis is especiallycommon in postmenopausal women. Convenience-type foods,including canned and packaged foods, are high in sodium. Processedmeats, like bacon and ham, and processed cheeses are also highin sodium. Dietary standards recommend an intake of less than 2,400 mgof sodium per day. This is about one and one-fourth teaspoonsof table salt. To reduce sodium intake, Freeman said, eat more fresh fruitsand vegetables, as well as fresh, uncured meats and starches likeplain rice, potatoes and pasta. “Select less canned and packagedfoods unless they’re labeled low-sodium,” she said. “Some of these don’t even taste salty, like instant puddingsand breakfast cereals,” Freeman said. “You really haveto be careful and read the package before you assume somethingis low in sodium. You’ll be surprised.” Reducing sodium intake has long been recommended for thosewith high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. New informationhas University of Georgia nutrition experts suggesting that itmay also help prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. For heavy salt users, Freeman recommends a gradual cutback.”Salt is an acquired taste. The more you use, the more yourtaste buds prefer,” she said. “Once you start usingless salt, your taste buds adjust. You’ll find high-sodium foodstaste too salty.” Dietary guidelines recommend cutting sodium intake for overallgood health. “We know eating less sodium may help your bloodpressure. Now we know it may help prevent osteoporosis when accompaniedby an adequate calcium intake,” Freeman said. “Visita registered dietitian for more recommendations on sodium andother nutrition.”(Photo 1 S. Omahen,UGA CAES photo 2: S. Bauer, USDA-ARS)last_img read more

S&P: Natural gas demand likely to fall 2.5 percent in North America over next 10 years

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Over the next decade, global natural gas demand will grow at a slower pace as the industry responds to emerging financial and policy pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.A broad slowdown in energy demand caused by the pandemic will bring about an earlier-than-anticipated reckoning for the fossil fuels industry, according to the authors of an energy transition report from S&P Global Platts Analytics and S&P Global Ratings. They predicted an especially bumpy road ahead for gas, even more so than for other fuels.Global demand for gas will continue growing over the next 10 to 20 years, even outperforming other fossil fuels thanks principally to demand growth from China, India and the Middle East, which together should account for a majority of the global increase in gas demand to 2030. In Western Europe, gas demand will grow just 1.4% to 2030 as the European Union’s Green Deal shifts the continent away from reliance on carbon-intensive fuels, accelerating the phase-out of gas.In North America, gas demand is forecast to contract 2.5% over the next decade as efficiency gains, fuel substitution and weaker electricity demand cut usage in the power generation and residential-commercial sectors. Modest growth in demand from North America’s industrial sector, fueled by competitively low fuel prices, should at least partially offset contracting demand in other sectors.“The road to growth is both narrowing and becoming shorter for gas,” said Ira Joseph, head of Global Gas and Power at Platts Analytics and co-author of the report. “Both commercial and policy-driven forces are intervening. One of the ironies for gas is that it has been one of least affected fossil fuels during COVID-19 but will probably be the most affected after.”[J. Robinson]More: Coronavirus pandemic to blunt global gas demand growth to 2030 – S&P Global S&P: Natural gas demand likely to fall 2.5 percent in North America over next 10 yearslast_img read more

Law provides FLA immunity

first_imgLaw provides FLA immunity The Florida Legislature recently passed a law granting Florida Lawyers Assistance’s staff and volunteers immunity, and providing confidentiality of records and information received by the lawyer assistance program. “The whole idea was to make lawyers more secure in coming to FLA if they have a problem,” said Michael Cohen, FLA’s executive director. Cohen said the measure has been on the organization’s wish list for about 10 years. He said the Bar rules setting up FLA said information on a voluntary case brought to the assistance organization can’t be entered in a disciplinary action but there was no protection outside of disciplinary proceeding. “You don’t have to be a very good lawyer to realize that okay, I’m protected in the context of disciplinary proceedings but if my wife goes after me or I get charged with possession of cocaine or something, what’s to prevent those FLA records from being disclosed,” Cohen said. “So we think there are people who were not contacting us because they are good enough lawyers to realize that there really was no solid protection against our records being disclosed, outside the context of a disciplinary matter.” the same token, Cohen said, FLA thinks there are some people who would like to call and tell FLA about a lawyer who is having a problem with drugs or alcohol who has not picked up the phone because of fear that somehow his or her name will be disclosed. Specifically, the law reads: “A person who in good faith reports information or takes action in connection with a lawyer assistance program or a person who receives information in connection with a lawyer assistance program is immune from civil liability for reporting the information, taking the action, or taking no action, provided that such person has acted in good faith and without malice.” The law also provides: “A person alleging lack of good faith has the burden of proving bad faith and malice” and persons entitled to immunity under this act include: • Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., and other lawyer assistance programs approved by the Florida Supreme Court or The Florida Bar which provide assistance to attorneys who may be impaired because of abuse of alcohol or other drugs or because of any other physical or mental infirmity causing impairment. • A member, employee, or agent of the program, association, or nonprofit corporation. • A person who reports or provides information to the program concerning an impaired legal professional, including, but not limited to, a person designated to monitor or supervise the course of treatment or rehabilitation of an impaired professional. The act also provides that all privileged information, whether attorney-client, work product, or otherwise, in any form, furnished to the lawyer assistance program shall remain privileged. Law provides FLA immunity June 1, 2001 Regular Newslast_img read more

Specialized project Let’s buy a Croatian-Croatian product for Croatian tourism

first_imgThis year, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is once again organizing a specialized project Let’s buy a Croatian-Croatian product for Croatian tourism, which will take place on November 22nd and 23rd at the Plaza Event Center (formerly HYPO Center) in Zagreb.The Chamber will ensure the response of the largest hotel chains, independent hotels, small and family hotels, caterers and other providers of tourism services from the territory of the Republic of Croatia as partners in this action.. The action will be joined by key representatives from the field of trade as potential distribution channels and companies from the financial sector and other key participants.As part of the first day of this event, an expert panel discussion of all key departments (competent state administration bodies and the economic sector) will be held, which contribute to the development of Croatian tourism, with leading businessmen from the world of tourism, trade and food industry. The name of the panel is Domestic Product – the key to recognizability of Croatian tourism, and the goal is to educate and raise awareness of the general public about the importance of buying Croatian products and sewerage and products and services in this case to the tourism sector, thus preserving existing and creating new jobs. and Croatian tourism acquires the characteristics of recognizability of Croatian quality.The key part of the action are B2B meetings of exhibitors, representatives of the trade sector as distribution channels and representatives of the tourism sector planned for the first day, 22.11.2017. in the early afternoon. The action will open its doors to citizens and group visits to schools and colleges so that representatives of the youngest school and student population can see, touch, taste, but also buy Croatian products, they point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and invite all Croatian producers, tourism service providers and citizens to their participation supports this initiative. For participation in the exhibitor status as well as more information see herelast_img read more

Tales from the crypt: Washington cathedral digs up 5,000 respirator masks

first_imgTopics : “The masks were purchased more than a decade ago following a previous health scare,” the cathedral said in a statement.”They were meant to allow clergy to provide pastoral care without putting their own health at risk.”It said that after checking to be certain they were still safe to use, 13 boxes containing 3,000 masks were being donated to Georgetown University Hospital, and nine more boxes with 2,000 masks were going to Children’s National Hospital, both in Washington.A few masks will be held on to for the cathedral clergy, just in case, it added. With respirator face masks in short supply, the Washington National Cathedral dug deep underground to find its long forgotten stash — in its crypt.The massive Neo-Gothic cathedral in the US capital said Wednesday that 5,000 masks purchased more than a decade ago had been forgotten in its crypt level deep below its nine separate chapels.As US health officials sounded the alarm over the shortage of masks during the coronavirus pandemic, some staff noticed the stockpile set aside for priests.last_img read more

Back to school for Suarez in bid for Juventus move

first_imgTopics : Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is due to sit a language test on Monday in a bid to obtain Italian citizenship that would enable him to move to Serie A champions Juventus, Italian and Uruguayan media said Sunday.There have been widespread reports that Juventus are chasing the 33-year-old Uruguayan who, if the moves go through, would line up alongside defender Giorgio Chiellini, the Italy defender he famously bit in a World Cup match in 2014.However, Juventus have already used up their limit of two non-EU signings following the arrival of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo and U.S. international Weston McKinney and would only be able to add Suarez if he can obtain an EU passport. The media reports said that Suarez is eligible for Italian naturalization as his wife is a citizen of the country, although it was not clear how the process, which usually takes several years, would be completed in one month.The Uruguayan television program Polideportivo, as well as several Italian newspapers, said on Sunday that Suarez would take a level B1 Italian test — regarded as lower intermediate and the minimum level required — on Monday.The new Serie A season starts on Sept. 19 although the transfer window does not close until Oct. 5.last_img read more

La Liga again has to move matches slated for Friday and Monday

first_imgLa Liga, which is engaged in a legal battle over when it can play, on Wednesday said it was rearranging games it had scheduled for this Friday and next Monday.As before the opening round of games, La Liga has changed matches late in the week. It is in a long-running dispute with the Spanish football federation (RFEF) which insists it is in charge of the calendar and has ordered La Liga to play at weekends only this season. Topics : The dispute has been running for more than a year, although the RFEF agreed to Friday matches last season.  The RFEF says Friday and Monday games are bad for fans who would, under normal conditions, attend games. La Liga wants to offer more slots to broadcasters. The RFEF has said it would be willing to authorize matches on Monday and Friday in exchange for financial compensation.center_img Speaking at the launch of La Liga’s sticker collection on Wednesday, Tebas said La Liga had asked for interventions from the financial court and the national sports council to play on Fridays and Mondays. “We haven’t received a reply, so it’s Wednesday and we have to set up the Saturday and Sunday schedules,” Tebas said.La Liga released a revised schedule for its second round. Getafe-Osasuna, originally scheduled for Friday at 21:00 (1900 GMT), will be on Saturday at 18:30. Betis-Valladolid, scheduled for Monday at 21:00, has been moved to Sunday at 18:30. Tebas said he was confident the financial court would issue a ruling before the third round of league matches. last_img read more

Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 29 Airports

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 28, 2019 Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of $13.7 million in grant funding to make infrastructure and equipment upgrades at 29 Pennsylvania airports. The new improvements will help Pennsylvania’s airports operate safely, expand to meet demands, or attract more growth.“Investments in our aviation infrastructure is vital to the economic vitality of the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are supported by aviation in Pennsylvania and the new investments announced today will help airports bolster commerce and attract more customers.”As of April 2019, Pennsylvania ranks 13th in the country in the number of public-use aviation facilities with 127 airports, heliports, and seaplane bases. Funded through PennDOT’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, Aviation Development Program, and the Multimodal Fund, the new investments will infuse new state investments to expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities statewide.Following is a county-by-county list of approved aviation projects:Allegheny County:• Allegheny County Airport – $900,000 to restore and upgrade airport buildings• Pittsburgh International Airport -$2 million for aviation compatible commercial business park development on the airportArmstrong County: McVille Airport – $150,000 for construction of a building to store and protect airport maintenance equipmentBerks County: Reading Regional Airport –$18,750 to acquire snow removal equipment, $150,000 for rehabilitating portions of the north and west apron pavement areas and $180,000 to construct a de-icing material storage buildingBucks County: Quakertown Airport – $110,000 to purchase property that will help protect the approaches to the airport’s runwayButler County:• Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport – $250,000 to make improvements to the administration building, including enhanced access for those with disabilities, and $450,000 for rehabilitating taxiways and constructing an access road on the south-side of the airport• Butler Farm Show Airport – $67,500 for pavement repairs and re-markingCambria County: John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport – $150,000 to update the passenger terminal facility, including improvements to make it more energy efficient.Centre County: University Park Airport – $75,000 for joint sealing the runway.Chester County:• Chester County/ G.O. Carlson Airport – $1.1 million of state funds for expansion of the public-use areas in the terminal building, as well as ground access improvements.• New Garden Airport – $105,000 to design pavement rehabilitation of the airport access road.Clarion County: Clarion County Airport – $75,000 to design rehabilitation of the aviation fuel farm.Cumberland County: Carlisle Airport – $90,000 to remove and/or light obstructions in the runway approaches.Dauphin County: Harrisburg International Airport – $1.4 million to continue rehabilitating and reconstructing sections of Airport Drive.Erie County: Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field – $168,750 to acquire equipment to maintain airport facilities, including turfed and paved areas, as well as vehicles to support airport operations.Lackawanna County: Seamans Airport – $73,500 to seal and re-mark the runway.Lancaster County: Lancaster Airport – $37,500 to acquire airfield maintenance materials such as crack sealant that can be applied by airport maintenance staff.Lehigh County: Lehigh Valley International Airport – $2.8 million of state funds to continue the development of general aviation hangars.Luzerne County: Wilkes-Barre/Wyoming Valley Airport – $75,000 to replace the aviation gasoline fuel dispenser.Mercer County: Grove City Airport – $142,500 to acquire equipment to remove brush and support ground handling of aircraft.Mifflin County: Mifflin County Airport – $200,000 to rehabilitate existing hangars, including upgrades to the electrical system and replacing structural steel items, $30,000 for designing aviation fuel facilities.Monroe County: Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport – $150,000 for designing replacement of the fuel farm.Montgomery County: Wings Field – $150,000 to remove and/or light obstructions in the runway approaches.Northumberland County:• Danville Airport – $180,000 to install pilot visual aid equipment and replace runway edge lighting.• Northumberland County Airport – $7,500 for the installation of security cameras.Philadelphia County: Philadelphia International Airport – $424,900 in state funds for rehabilitation of platforms and canopies at the airport’s SEPTA regional rail line station.Somerset County: Somerset County Airport – $150,000 to acquire equipment to maintain airport facilities, including turfed and paved areas.Westmoreland County:• Arnold Palmer Regional Airport – $1.5 million for hangar site development and ground access improvements.• Rostraver Airport – $375,000 for repairing the airport access road and making improvements to the aviation fuel farm and helipad.center_img Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 29 Airportslast_img read more

Funding level at large Dutch funds reaches critical limit

first_imgBPL92.2%18.7 Scheme Coverage ratio Assets (€bn)  Bakkers93.5%4.2 ABP93.9%442 Levensmiddelen92.3%6.3 The ratios are expected to drop further in August. Earlier this month Aon calculated that the coverage ratio fell by 4 percentage points in the first week of August compared to the end of July. Dutch pension industry publication Pension Pro analysed the Netherlands’ 50 largest schemes and found that, the end of July, the country’s largest pension fund ABP had a funding level below the critical line, along with five others. At this position they cannot recover to full funding within 10 years and must implement a cut to pension rights and pension payouts next year. center_img The funding level of industry-wide pension funds in the Netherlands fell to an average of 96.9% in July, according to figures provided by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).Five of the country’s largest funds were already below the critical funding ratio at the end of July, which triggers mandatory cuts to pension rights. The funding ratio of industry-wide schemes is thus approaching the critical limit that indicates whether a fund can recover to full funding within 10 years.For an average pension fund, this critical level is set to rise from 88.2% to 94.7% as a result of new parameters that schemes will have to use from next year.  Schoonmaak91.2%5.4 Source: Pensioen Pro research. Asset figures from 2019 update of IPE Top 1000 Pension Funds.Company funds came out a lot better, with an average funding level of 113.4% at the end of July. This was, just as the 96.9% figure for industry-wide funds, a weighted average calculated on the basis of the DNB’s interest rate structure including the ultimate forward rate. Credit: Igor OvsyannykovThe pension fund for Dutch bakers is among five that are below the country’s critical coverage ratioFor all funds together this average amounted to 100.6%, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points compared to the end of June. Another six industry funds have a funding level below the 100% and therefore not enough money to meet their nominal obligations. The PNO Media fund (95.8%) has already warned its scheme members that the chance of cuts has greatly increased. If it has to lower pension rights and payouts, it will spread out the cuts over a period of 10 years.Healthcare pension fund PFZW has also warned that it may have to cut due to reaching the critical limit. In addition, the pension fund for physiotherapists has a coverage ratio of less than 100%. The exact figure is not known, because the fund only publishes the policy coverage ratio. Its annual report showed that the funding level at the end of 2018 was 97.5%. Of the company schemes, the pension fund of the Dutch employment and benefits agency UWV had the lowest funding level at the end of July: 99.4%. This scheme will have to apply unconditional cuts next year, just like the schemes for metal workers PMT and PME, because their ratios are below 100%. The minimum funding level was recently lowered to 100% as part of a new pension agreement, but it was still insufficient to avoid pension cuts.last_img read more

P60K worth of ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgBACOLOD City – Seven sachets of suspectedshabu valued at around P60,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in BarangayMandalagan. The suspect was detained in the custodialfacility of Police Station 1, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The 37-year-old “high-value” suspect RamieBacongon of Barangay 2 yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police reportshowed.center_img Bacongon was nabbed after he sold suspectedshabu to an undercover cop for P500 on Sept. 21, the report added.last_img read more