West Indies show more fight but Aussies triumph

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Allrounder Mitchell Marsh claimed four wickets as Australia broke up a defiant West Indies second innings to claim a 177-run win yesterday in the second Test to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy. Captain Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin both scored half centuries and shared an aggressive 100-run partnership to highlight a gritty batting performance for the West Indies after Australia declared on their overnight score of 179-3. Chasing the unlikely target of 460, the West Indies batted patiently in the early stages and went to tea on 146-4. The Test seemed destined for a fifth day, but Marsh (4-61) sparked a collapse midway through the evening session when he had Ramdin caught behind for 59. “I was really happy with the way Mitchell Marsh bowled. He was pretty impressive today, bowling consistently over 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph) and guess really helped out the team in the end,” Australia captain Steven Smith said. Offspinner Nathan Lyon took a wicket in each session to finish with figures of 3-85 as the West Indies were bowled out for 282. “I was glad with the way we finished off,” Smith said. “(Lyons) did what he’s done so well this summer. He got crucial wickets for us at crucial times and he’s bowled beautifully.” After Kraigg Brathwaite (31) provided the only wicket of the morning session, the Australian bowlers took three hard-fought wickets in the afternoon session against a West Indies top order that showed far greater determination than in the first innings, when the visitors collapsed to 91-6. “I was proud of the way the guys showed some fight and skill,” captain Jason Holder said. “I’m disappointed we didn’t put up a better fight. But still credit to the way the guys played.” West Indies 2nd innings K. Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon 31 R. Chandrika lbw b Pattinson 37 D.M. Bravo c Nevill b Siddle 21 M. Samuels c Nevill b Marsh 19 J. Blackwood lbw b Lyon 20 D. Ramdin c Nevill b Marsh 59 J. Holder c Hazlewood b Marsh 68 C. Brathwaite b Lyon 2 K. Roach c Warner b Pattinson 11 J. Taylor c Pattinson b Marsh 0 J. Warrican not out 4 Extras (lb7, w1, nb2) 10 Total (all out, 88.3 overs) 282 Fall of wickets:1-35 (Brathwaite) ,2-83 (Bravo), 3-91( Chandrika), 4-118 (Samuels), 5-150 (Blackwood), 6-250 (Ramdin),7-253(C Brathwaite), 8-274 (Holder), 9-278 (Roach), 10-282 (Taylor). Bowling: Hazlewood 20-6-40-0 (1nb,1w),Pattinson 17-4-49-2,Lyon 23-7-85-3,Siddle 9-2-35-1,March 17.3-2-61-4 (1nb), Smith 2-1-5-0. Position: Australia won by 177 runs. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: M Erasmus, C Gaffaney; TV – I Gould. Dismissal Peter Siddle had Darren Bravo caught behind for 21 with a fullish outswinging delivery and Rajendra Chandrika opened up and played his shots before falling leg before wicket to James Pattinson for a Test career-best 37. Marlon Samuels, who took 16 balls to get off the mark, was caught behind for 19 off Marsh. Lyon claimed his second dismissal in the second over after tea when he trapped Jermaine Blackwood lbw for 20, before Ramdin and Holder combined to frustrate the Australian attack. Marsh finally broke through with the wicket of Ramdin (59) who smashed nine boundaries from his 90 balls. Lyon struck again to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite for two when his in-swinging delivery brushed the top of off-stump to dislodge the bail and Holder ended his gutsy innings at 68 when he spooned a Marsh ball to Josh Hazlewood at mid-off. Kemar Roach was out three balls later for 11, caught at third slip by David Warner off Pattinson. Holder encapsulated the West Indies’ defiance and even raised hopes of an unlikely victory push, hitting seven boundaries and punishing two loose Lyon deliveries for six, the first hoisted over mid-wicket deep into the stands. “Our guys need to cherish these moments and come up trumps in these kinds of games,” Holder said. “These are obviously big games and big occasions, and these are things our players can really strive to do.” Australia won the opening Test in Hobart by an innings and 212 runs. The third and final Test begins Sunday in Sydney. “The West Indies were up for the fight this game,” Smith said. “They improved quite a lot from the last match and hopefully they can continue to show that fight in Sydney.” Australia’s hopes of a quick victory were hit by another instance of sloppy bowling when Bravo edged a ball to slip just before lunch only for replays to show Hazelwood overstepped. It was the third time in the match the West Indies had benefited from a similar no ball. James Pattinson squandered two dismissals of Carlos Brathwaite due to no balls Monday to significantly prolong the West Indies innings and deny Australia a possible three-day victory. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

No changes in US-Guyana policies with new President−Ambassador

first_imgWith the election of a new United States (US) President, Guyana has been assured that there will be no changes in the policies between the two countries.US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry HollowayUnited States Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway on Monday said that his country looks forward to continuing its relationship with Guyana and that no matter who is voted into the White House today, there will be no significant changes to US policies here.“I wouldn’t predict who would be the winner but I will say I’ll be glad it’s over; it’s been a long, hard, tough, interesting campaign. I have been working in the US Government for 28 years and I have worked for both Republican and Democratic Presidents and my experience has been that US policies do not change when whoever is occupying the White House changes, so I look forward for us having continued close ties with Guyana no matter who wins tomorrow night. I will not talk about the individual candidates, but I would say it is one thing to campaign and another to govern, but my experience is the policies do not change significantly when the White House candidates change,” he told the media in an invited comment.Americans, who did not vote in the early voting, will head to the poles today to cast their ballots for a new President.Meanwhile, for Guyanese Americans and Americans living here, they were allowed the opportunity to register and have their votes sent home. However, that process is now closed.“It’s too late now, because there was a process to come into the embassy and register. Voting in the US is based on the State you’re from, not nationwide; it’s state by state and local. The embassy was able to help many Guyanese Americans living here, to register and send their votes off, but the rules and regulations vary by each state, but now absentee ballots are now closed in almost every state, they would have already had to vote”, he told the media, continuing that there was a large amount of voters.Holloway said on Monday that the United States Government is working hard to forge a closer and more productive partnership with the government and people of Guyana to help build a more prosperous, secure, democratic and healthy Guyana.“Our talented and hard-working personnel at the US Mission in Guyana seek to achieve this through active diplomatic engagement, targeted development assistance, and an active two-way flow of people, ideas, and information. Our Mission will continue to work with the government and people of Guyana to solidify the gains in democratic governance, bolster economic growth, and promote equality and opportunity, particularly for young people, women, the disabled, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities,” he said. (Alexis Rodney)last_img read more

Minor Hockey Division names to change starting next hockey season

first_img– Advertisement -While the changes apply to minor hockey, Junior and Senior teams will not be affected by this change. The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will do away with division names such as peewee and midget. For more information, you can visit B.C. Hockey’s website. Following the recommendations of a task team, B.C. Hockey says the minor hockey age divisions will become U7, U9, U13, through to U21 impacting all minor and female hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The changes to the minor hockey division names will come into effect at the start of the 2020-2021 season.Advertisement Hockey Canada believes hockey is a sport for everyone and wants all families to feel welcome. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hockey has announced that it will be changing the names to its minor hockey divisions, this following Hockey Canada’s decision to change the division names.last_img read more

Air Force One exhibit close to opening day

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A film at the entrance and a variety of exhibits in the pavilion emphasize the story of how Reagan traveled the world in Air Force One promoting freedom and democracy with his face-to-face diplomacy. “We wanted to emphasize the importance of how the plane helped President Reagan meet with world leaders on so many critical issues,” said Blackwood. “It’s an educational experience that we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to feel.” It was Reagan’s idea to bring the plane to the Simi Valley library. It was moved there in June 2003 and into the pavilion on September of 2004. Melissa Giller, the library’s director of communications, said watching the project evolve had been an exciting and educational process for everyone involved. “We can’t wait to see the first visitors,” she said. To prepare for the opening, the library will be closed Oct. 20-23. When the library and Air Force One Pavilion open Oct. 24, the library hours will remain from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The exhibit will include a Marine One helicopter and a presidential motorcade featuring Reagan’s 1984 limousine. Snacks will be available under the nose of the Boeing 707 from “The Ronald Reagan” pub, built from parts of O’Farrell’s pub that Reagan visited in 1984 at the home of his ancestors in Ballyporeen, Ireland. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 eric.leach@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – When it opens Oct. 24, the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is expected draw substantial crowds to the museum, including thousands of schoolchildren and people who gather at the site for special events during the year. The $31 million, 87,000-square-foot pavilion surrounds the Boeing 707, known as “The Spirit of ’76,” that served as a flying White House for Reagan and six other presidents from 1973 to 2001. The nose of the retired Air Force One is raised on a pedestal facing the giant hangar’s north side, which is covered by a huge sheet of glass, so that the jet appears to be taking flight across the hills of Simi Valley. The three-story pavilion “is almost like a little city because you have so many levels and angles,” said R. Duke Blackwood, executive director of the Reagan library. “But when you look at this plane, it looks like it is taking off overhead. The drama is spectacular.” last_img read more

Anti-ID Media Resorts to Mockery, Misrepresentation

first_imgEvolution News, a blog of the Discovery Institute ID think tank, was launched in 2004 to try to correct misrepresentation in the media.  It never seems to have a shortage of material (see their 3/2/2006 post).  Even though the Discovery Institute maintains public documents on its website defining what intelligent design is and what it means, many reporters seem to get their information from ID’s most virulent critics without even checking the accuracy of their statements.  They also repeat old arguments and caricatures that the Discovery Institute has repeatedly addressed.  The first rule of journalism ought to be to get the facts straight.  The second ought to be to strive for neutrality and balance.  If it were not for the internet, it seems the public would get a very lopsided and inaccurate view from the media of what ID is, what its proponents believe, and what they are trying to do.    Out of the steady stream of critical articles about ID, we’ll summarize a few and look at one in more detail (emphasis added in all quotes):Utah:  Deseret News called evolution a “fact-backed theory,” put ID into a false dichotomy against Darwin’s natural selection, and repeatedly associated ID (but not evolution) with religion.Australia:  The Scoop spoke of ID “infiltrating” schools, a word with sinister connotations.  It quoted an education official treating ID like bird flu: “He called on federal and state education ministers to withhold public funding until these schools agreed to quarantine science teaching from religious dogma” and the “Intelligent Design myth” promulgated by “fundamentalists” but gave no opportunity for the other side to respond.Florida:  The Sun-Sentinel spoke of groups that wanted to “water down” passages about Darwin and introduce the “controversial idea of intelligent design.”  It said, “Mainstream scientists have discredited the theory as a repackaged form of old-school creationism” being “peddled” by its supporters.  Buried in the article were responses by Discovery Institute, but an evolutionist got the punch line: “…students are really going to waste their time looking for alternative hypotheses to evolution.  There are none.”  This prompted a letter to the editor from John West (reprinted on Evolution News).Pennsylvania:  The Philadelphia Inquirer gave ample space for Judge John E. Jones to answer softball questions about his Dec. decision in the Kitzmiller vs. Dover case; the interview portrayed him as a historical hero.  One question began, “Reading through the opinion, it was hard to evade the impression that you were surprised at the weakness of one side of the case,” to which the judge replied, “The opinion speaks for itself.”  Undoubtedly few will ever hear of Dr. Kevin Anderson’s penetrating critique of the decision in a newsletter called Creation Matters.Nevada:  an AP story in MSNBC News gave a fairly straight report on efforts by Steve Brown’s petition to introduce a constitutional amendment to correct errors about Darwinian evolution in textbooks and school curricula.  The article began, however, with a hypothetical: “A proposed constitutional amendment would require Nevada teachers to instruct students that there are many questions about evolution – a method viewed by critics as an opening to teach intelligent design.”  The bill said nothing about intelligent design.New York:  Evolution News felt it necessary to spill a lot of ink correcting repeated errors by the New York Times, despite numerous attempts to communicate the facts to them.Virus Attack:  The cover story of Discover Magazine was titled “Unintelligent Design.”  It announced a strange idea that viruses were somehow responsible for the origin of life.  Yet this radical minority view was posed as a triumphal attack against ID: “This is striking news, especially at a moment when the basic facts of origins and evolution seem to have fallen under a shroud,” it says.  “In the discussions of intelligent design, one hears a yearning for an old-fashioned creation story…. Now the viruses appear to present a creation story of their own: a stirring, topsy-turvy, and decidedly unintelligent design wherein life arose more by reckless accident than original intent.”Poison Pens:  The leading science journals routinely censor letters from ID supporters or creationists, but give full rein to evolutionists to speak whatever is on their minds (example: 11/24/2005).  Last week, Science (3 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5765, pp. 1240 – 1241) printed a letter from a high school teacher who arrayed scientists against moaning ID supporters: “Many supporters of intelligent design find discomfort in the concept that humans have evolved as a result of ‘mistakes.’  Although it is not an obligation of scientists to address discomfort in concepts, it is an obligation of scientists to present findings in an objective, scientific manner.”  That, by implication, is exactly what evolutionists do (but ID “supporters” do not).  No mention is made of the 500+ scientists on the Discovery Institute list who think Darwinian evolution is inadequate and should be critically examined.The Evolving ID:  Sid Perkins in Science News1 portrayed ID as “evolving” from creationism to intelligent design to “teaching the controversy”.  While he is not the first to use the metaphor of ID evolution, it is a very misleading one, because ID proponents are (hopefully) employing their intelligence toward a purposeful end: challenging what they see as an entrenched dogma.  The metaphor puts ID at a rhetorical disadvantage before its proponents speak a word.  What’s more, Perkins’ reference page listed only staunchly anti-ID sources.  It appears he did not even attempt to do a journalist’s homework and find out what leaders in the ID movement believe.  (Note: this article will be critiqued in more detail in the commentary that follows.)Ironically, some evolutionists feel the media is biased against them.  Jason Rosenhouse and Glenn Branch wrote in BioScience2 a stern warning about the danger of people being swayed against evolution by the media.  In their list of suggestions to fellow biologists who find themselves on the air, their first recommendation was as follows:In any encounter between scientists and the media on the subject of creationism, declare first and foremost that the specific scientific assertions of ID proponents are false.State unambiguously that evolutionary theory is perfectly capable in principle of explaining the formation of complex biological systems, and, indeed, has done so in practice many times.   (Emphasis theirs.)In other words, get your sound bite out before anyone else can.  Their other suggestions had to do more with style than substance.  They ended with advice from Thomas Huxley, who said: “I am sharpening up my beak and claws in readiness.”  Others called him Darwin’s bulldog; he seemed to be calling himself Darwin’s vulture.    Those who want a taste of the pro-ID attitude in spite of all the negative reporting should read Jeffrey C. Long’s letter in North Carolina Conservative.  His metaphor for ID is a bit different than the one used by Sid Perkins.  To Jeffrey Long, it’s not over till it’s over, and the strength of the combatant is more important than the circumstances.In my favorite scene from Star Wars, Luke Skywalker has been transported to an arid wasteland where he is bound and pushed to the end of a gangplank from which he’ll be cast headlong to a certain horrible death.  When asked if he has any last words, he turns to the hideous giant slug and his janissaries and defiantly yells: “I’m warning you, Jabba — this is your last chance!”Incidentally, the Los Angeles Times printed a fairly complimentary article about Dr. Henry Morris, who died last weekend (see 02/25/2006 entry and Scientist of the Month).  ICR’s latest Back to Genesis article, written by Dr. Morris shortly before he died, was critical of intelligent design also – but for totally different reasons: he felt it is not Biblical enough.  Whatever one thinks about ID, perhaps the bottom line is to end one’s race well.  Even Morris’s critics had to admit he was an honorable and gentlemanly combatant.  Maybe Dan Letha’s “After Eden” cartoon honoring Henry Morris (see Answers in Genesis) will even leave some evolutionists – those who grew up in Sunday School only to reject their faith in biology class3 – with a bit of nostalgic longing in their hearts.1Sid Perkins, “Evolution in Action,” Science News Week of Feb. 25, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 8.2Jason Rosenhouse and Glenn Branch, “ Media Coverage of ‘Intelligent Design’,” BioScience Volume 56, Number 3, March 2006, pp. 247-252(6).3Examples: Will Provine, Michael Shermer, many others.  Lee Strobel told a story in The Case for Faith about evangelist Charles Templeton, who lost his faith to evolution at Princeton.  As the elderly Templeton, struggling with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, bared his soul about his life, he was at first very critical of God, the Bible and Christianity.  But when he thought of Jesus Christ, he softened and said that he felt Jesus was the most perfect man who ever lived.  In a moment of weakness, welling up with tears, he blurted out, “and I… I miss him!”  Templeton died in bitterness and cynicism.  In contrast, Henry Morris, like all Christians, considered meeting Jesus Christ face to face in heaven as his “blessed hope” (Titus 2:12-14).The reporting on intelligent design is a national travesty.  It represents either extremely sloppy reporting, or intentional misrepresentation by leftists with an agenda to stymie all efforts to bring the Darwin Party to accountability.  The article by Sid Perkins in Science News is a case in point.  The spin had been spun before his sin had begun.  Perkins used only hardline Darwinist sources like Eugenie Scott and Robert Pennock.  He presented no evidence that naturalism is correct or even capable of explaining how hydrogen became brains; he merely assumed it is the established truth of Science.  To these people, ID supporters are not even worth listening to, because the sentence is in: all who doubt molecules-to-man evolution must be fundamentalist creationist flat-earth pseudoscientific wackos trying to stuff religion into science.  Well, with that kind of outlook, the only thing to do is load them onto the trains to Ravensbruck and get it over with.    The arrogance of the Darwinist empire is atrocious.  Do they ever try to explain the complexity of DNA and molecular machines?  No.  Do they explain the fine-tuning of the universe?  No.  Do they really attempt to explain the abrupt appearance of all life in the fossil record?  No.  Can they figure out the origin of life?  No.  They don’t have to, because they have power.  Their absolute power has corrupted what it usually corrupts, absolutely.  When the peasants rage, they pacify them with another bedtime story.  It’ll work, because criticism is against the law.  All they have to do is fool some of the people all of the time, and muffle the others.    There is not one facet of the scientific materialist philosophy, worldview and story line that is not under stress from the evidence: not the fossil record, not human evolution, not the origin of life, not the big bang, not the origin of language and the mind, not historical geology, not planetary evolution.  You’ve read it all right here for over five years.  The only place where there is complete confidence in the whole shebang is in the imagination of the Darwinists, who are accustomed to believing six million impossible things before breakfast.    Rosenhouse and Branch, and Olsen with his Dodo film (see LiveScience), are concerned about style.  They recognize that King Charlie’s PR is taking a beating.  They want to spruce up his image with a better coat of whitewash, not to really examine their hearts and confess their sins, but to find more effective ways to shout Long Live the Usurper.  Style is nice, but nothing matters more than truth.  Telling people hydrogen will evolve into brains is a hard sell.  It just doesn’t make any sense to most people.  Intelligent design has the advantage of being straightforwardly believable and in accord with the evidence.  So here is the battle line: a corrupt Darwin Party drunk on power vs. critics who are determined to let the truth come out.    Since the Darwinists have wrested power over the journals, the lawmakers, the big-science institutions and the schools, they think they don’t need evidence.  They don’t need to be held accountable.  Since they have power, they can portray their myth as fact and force it on everyone.  It doesn’t matter to them that the Kingdom of Science was predominantly Christian for many centuries, and that many of the greatest scientists of history proclaimed overtly essentially the same position revitalized by today’s intelligent design movement.  The Darwin Party usurped power in Huxley’s day, and are not about to give it up.    How do you treat bullies?  How do you deal with entrenched, institutionalized corruption?  You keep on.  You force the issue.  You stand up to them, and call bystanders to take note of their injustices.  You call their bluff.  You demand they explain why the rules of logic and evidence do not apply to them.  You force them to face the evidence.  You confront them when they lie and sidestep the real issues.  When they slam one door in your face, you run to the next one.  You keep on keeping on, and you never tolerate bluffing and evasion for an answer.  In short, you don’t acquiesce.  What is required for evil to triumph, class?    Nor do you act like them, because the goal is not merely a shift in power, but a return to righteousness.  That’s a great word that is rarely heard today.  Be righteous, and expect righteousness.  Acting honorably, demand honor.  Acting honestly, demand honesty.  Acting truthfully, demand nothing less than the truth.  Acting nobly, despise all that is ignoble.  But honesty is not incompatible with wisdom, strategy and tactics.    Perkins and the others are wrong to portray creationists and ID supporters as evolving ideologues, because Big Science today is corrupt, and things needs to change.  The ID minority is not evolving; it is engaging an important issue by intelligence and design.  You would think people willing to call corrupt authoritarians on the carpet for dishonesty and dogmatism would be praised; maybe someday they will be, by historians looking back on this era.  In the meantime, what do the Goliaths expect the Davids to do?  When Darwinists find lawyers willing to lie and influence judges to make fallacious decisions about scientific matters, when they threaten lawsuits to shut off debate, when they threaten loss of tenure and forbid publication, when they promote falsehoods in the media and pull their power plays to ensure their dominance, should they not anticipate that some critics will not take this behavior lying down?  Of course.  They should expect that the critics will dodge, feint, duck and keep fighting, because some people believe their cause is just.  So here’s our challenge, Darwinists: we realize your fat, blubbery monstrosity of evolutionary theory has lots of minions at his command.  You think you have the freedom fighters surrounded, at the mouth of the Sarlacc, but we’re calling you out.  You cannot defend methodological naturalism as a philosophy of science.  You cannot defend hydrogen becoming brains.  We’re warning you, Charlie: this is your last chance.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Pros and Cons of a Plant-Based Diet

first_imgBy: Annabelle Shaffer, Dietetics senior at University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignThe definition of a plant-based diet is very broad in the media. For instance, a US World News and Report found twelve variations of the diet to rank including the Mediterranean Diet, the Flexitarian Diet, the Ornish Diet, and the most commonly thought of Vegetarian and Vegan diets. All of these variations beg the question: what exactly is a plant-based diet and what are the pros and cons?Let’s break down the definition:“A plant-based diet consists of all minimally processed fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, herbs, and spices and excludes all animal products, including red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products” (Ostfeld, 2017).This definition is differentiated from a traditional vegan diet (the complete elimination of all animal products, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, and honey) by the focus on whole foods. The plant-based diet is restrictive, which leads us to the discussion of pros and cons:Pros of following a plant-based diet:The diet shows promise in the reduction of diabetes risk:Based on three prospective cohort studies, it was found that “having a diet that emphasized plant foods and was low in animal foods was associated with a reduction of about 20% in the risk of diabetes” (Satija, et. al., 2016).The eating plan may be a successful weight management diet:A study consisting of nearly 50,000 participants compared the BMIs and diabetes risk of those following a vegan diet, vegetarian diet, and its variations, and an omnivore diet. The results showed that the average BMI of vegans was 23.6 kg/m2 and 28.8 kg/m2. The authors concluded that “vegetarian diets may play a beneficial role in promoting health and preventing obesity” (Tonstad, et. al., 2009).Plant-based diets may also be a cardio-protective diet:A case-control study found that vegans had significantly lower systolic blood pressure, fasting glucose and triglyceride levels (Goff, et. al., 2004). As stated by the authors, this cardio-protective mechanism of the vegan diet may be due to high intakes of complex carbohydrates and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and significantly lower intakes of animal proteins and saturated fatty acids.Like any eating plan, a plant-based diet has its cons:While nutrition deficiencies in plant-based eaters can occur, the media has blown this out of proportion. In the Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets, it is stated that even though vitamin B12 and iron deficiencies can occur in plant-based eaters, many achieve adequate iron intake through plant-based sources (leafy greens, soy products, lentils, and others) and adequate vitamin B12 intake fortified foods (enriched cold cereals, enriched breakfast shakes, and more) (Melina, et. al., 2016).The restrictiveness of a totally plant-based diet would mean giving up many of your favorite foods, such as hamburgers or ice cream. Although the cost of healthy food versus less nutritionally dense foods has shown to be insignificant, the perceived cost may be a barrier for some. The good news is that a plant-based diet is not an all-or-nothing deal. For example, the Mediterranean Diet, which is rich in plant-based foods but does not eliminate anything, has shown promise in chronic disease prevention (Widmer, et. al., 2015).In conclusion, the plant-based diet shows promise in the protection against chronic disease. A well-planned plant-based diet can be nutritionally adequate and sustainable. Other diets, with a focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, have similarly positive impacts on health as a plant-based diet.Tune in to our upcoming webinar Clinical Insight into Vitamin B12, October 31 at 11:00 am ET.  Click on this link to RSVP Citations: Best Plant-Based Diets. US News and World Report. Published 2018. Accessed October 9, 2018.Ostfeld RJ. Definition of a plant-based diet and overview of this special issue. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology : JGC. 2017;14(5):315. doi:10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2017.05.008.Satija A, Bhupathiraju S, Rimm E et al. Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies. PLoS Med. 2016;13(6):e1002039. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002039.Tonstad S, Butler T, Yan R, Fraser G. Type of Vegetarian Diet, Body Weight, and Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(5):791-796. doi:10.2337/dc08-1886.Goff L, Bell J, So P, Dornhorst A, Frost G. Veganism and its relationship with insulin resistance and intramyocellular lipid. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2004;59(2):291-298. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602076.Melina V, Craig W, Levin S. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016;116(12):1970-1980. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2016.09.025Widmer R, Flammer A, Lerman L, Lerman A. The Mediterranean Diet, its Components, and Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Med. 2015;128(3):229-238. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.10.014last_img read more

Creating Optimized Media in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgFor video pros, transcoding recorded media is a necessity. Let’s learn the different ways in which we can create optimized media in Final Cut Pro X.If you use Final Cut Pro X often, then you know it can handle a wide range of media formats (a list of which can be found on Apple’s support site). But you may not know that Final Cut Pro X can actually transcode that same media and optimize it for editing. Let’s run through the different options for creating optimized media within FCPX.Why Create Optimized Media?With many cameras now capturing footage in resolutions beyond standard HD, the file sizes of this media are growing rapidly. It’s great that FCPX can natively read a format like RED RAW, but editing with raw footage can be cumbersome. In order to make things easier on yourself, utilize optimized media and transcode that media to ProRes 422, which will increase performance while editing, as well as increase render time. Here’s a quick refresher in optimized media and proxy media from John Lynn.How Do You Create Optimized MediaThere are a couple of ways to create optimized media in Final Cut Pro X. The first is through the standard importing process. You can also optimize your media after import or while dragging and dropping your media into the NLE.Standard Import OptimizingAs seen in the video above, optimizing your media during the standard import process is pretty simple. Go to File > Import > Media, then navigate to where your media is stored, and then select what you want to import. Before finalizing the import process, make sure to check the Transcoding option that reads Create Optimized Media.Optimize After ImportIf you’ve already gone through the process of importing your media and forgotten to create an optimized version, don’t worry.  You can still make this happen. What you’ll need to do is head to the Final Cut Pro X Browser and select the desired clips. Once you’ve done this, simply select the Transcode Media shortcut and select the Create Optimized Media.Optimize During Drag and DropIf you’re the type of editor that just wants to drag and drop the media you need into an Event or Timeline, then there is an option for you as well — but it will require you to make some adjustments to the Preferences of the software. Just head to Final Cut Pro > Preferences in the Menu Bar above. Once you are there, head over to Import, where you can make adjustments to your import settings. Just remember… if you choose this option, all media from here on out will be optimized until you turn that option off.Now you have the power to create optimized media in Final Cut Pro X. Hopefully this will speed up your edit and render time, making you a more efficient video editor.Was this Final Cut Pro X Quick Tip helpful to you? Have you had success using optimized media in FCPX? Do you prefer proxy media? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.last_img read more

Colombo Test: South Africa’s spin struggle continue as Sri Lanka take big lead

first_imgSri Lanka moved a step closer to a 2-0 series sweep over South Africa after the second day of the final Test on Saturday.South Africa’s spin frailties were laid bare once again as the tourists collapsed for 124 to concede a first innings lead of 214 runs at Colombo’s Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.Sri Lanka, who made 338 in the first innings, were 151-3 at stumps after deciding not to impose follow-on against the tourists who now stare at the possibility of a second successive Test defeat inside three days.Dimuth Karunaratne was batting on 59 at stumps, his fourth successive 50-plus knock in the series, with Angelo Mathews on 12 at the other end.Keshav Maharaj second South African to take 9 wickets in a Test inningsFor South Africa, left arm-spinner Maharaj took his match-haul to 11 wickets but his team were in dire straits.Earlier resuming the day on 277 for nine, Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath frustrated South Africa with a dogged 74-run stand for the final wicket before Maharaj struck when the latter was caught behind for 35. Dananjaya remained unbeaten on 43.Maharaj’s 9-129 is the second best by a South African in Tests, behind only Hugh Tayfield’s 9-113 against England in 1957, but his success brought little cheer to a side battling their own spin vulnerabilities.Herath and Dananjaya (5-42) returned from the innings break to harm South Africa with the new ball, reducing the leaden-footed tourists to 15 for three.Dilruwan Perera (4-40) then joined the rout as South Africa lost all 10 wickets to the Sri Lankan spinners.advertisementFaf du Plessis (48) and Quinton de Kock (32) counter-attacked but it was not enough as the tourists once again failed to reach the 150-mark in the series.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Cherry Wins Sevens Player of the Year

first_imgAustralian Women’s Open Touch Football representative, Emilee Cherry has been recognised for her impressive start to her Rugby Sevens career, being named the Women’s Player of the Year at the John Eales Medal in Sydney on Thursday night. Cherry, who celebrates her 20th birthday today, has had a busy year, juggling her Touch Football commitments with her Sevens commitments as well as university studies. Cherry has had an impressive year on the Touch Football field, helping her South West Queensland Swans team make the final of the 2012 National Touch League and being part of the Australian Women’s Open team that defeated New Zealand in the 2012 Trans Tasman Series. She also helped guide the Queensland Women’s Open team to their State of Origin Series win over New South Wales in September, being named Player of the Series. Cherry recently was also a part of the South West Queensland Swans team that won the 2012 Queensland State Championships and was named Player of the Final. After taking up Rugby in 2011, Cherry has been a constant inclusion in the Australian Women’s Sevens team and was recently part of the team’s title win at the Asia Pacific Women’s Sevens Championships in Malaysia. Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Emilee on her award. Related LinksCherry Wins Sevens Awardlast_img read more

Iran considering bringing First Nations leaders to Tehran diplomat

first_imgBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsThe Iranian government may arrange a Tehran trip for First Nations leaders to address that country’s parliament, according to a senior diplomat with the Iranian embassy in Ottawa.Kambiz Sheikh-Hassani, charge d’affaires for the Iranian embassy, said the request made by former Roseau River First Nation chief Terry Nelson and two Dakota chiefs to meet the Iranian parliament had been sent up Tehran’s chain of command.“They have…requested to travel to Iran and to speak at the Iranian parliament,” said Sheikh-Hassai, in a statement sent to APTN National News. “Their wish has been sent to the relevant officials for consideration.”Sheikh-Hassani said Iran emphasized its respect for “the sovereignty of Canada” during Monday’s meeting with Nelson, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation Chief Frank Brown, Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation Chief Orville Smoke and former Sioux Valley First Nation chief Ken Whitecloud.“In accordance with our constitution and principles of foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the door of our embassy is open to all Canadians,” said Sheikh-Hassani’s statement. “We believe that all countries should respect their international obligations and responsibilities through cooperation with their Indigenous communities to find a just and sustainable resolution.”Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s office issued a statement earlier condemning Iran for using the First Nations leaders as “pawns” to distract from its own “abhorrent record” on human rights.Baird’s spokesman Joseph Lavoie said in an emailed statement that Iran was exploiting “tragedy” and playing a “sad game” with the First Nations leaders.“The Iranian regime is now attempting to exploit tragedy and feign concern as yet another PR stunt to distract from its own abhorrent record,” wrote Lavoie. “We hope the Aboriginal leaders in question won’t allow themselves to be used as pawns in this sad game the Iranians are playing.”Iran has repeatedly called out Canada over the treatment of First Nations people on the international stage over the years.In the mid-1920s, Iran, then known as Persia, supported a request by Haudenosaunee hereditary Chief Deskaheh to have the League of Nations consider a Six Nations Confederacy for formal membership as a state. The attempt eventually failed, and the federal government dissolved the Six Nations Confederacy Council and imposed an Indian Act government.Iran, however, has a history of repressing its own Indigenous population.The Iranian Kurds, which occupy the northwestern region of Iran, have faced repression from both the Iranian government under the Shah and the Islamic Republic that emerged after the Shah was overthrown.Iranian Kurds, who have tried to establish a degree of autonomy in Iran, faced not only violent repression and the assassination of its political leaders, but also systemic discrimination in everything from employment to political participation, according to Amnesty International.Kurdish regions are economically neglected, Kurds have “restricted access to adequate housing,” and Iran bans parents from registering their children with select Kurdish names, according to the human rights group.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more