February 23, 2017

Foods For Digestive Health}

Submitted by: Xylene Belita

There are many choices of foods for digestive health; fiber is one of them. Fiber plays an important role in human health, more particularly, in the process of digestion. Loading up on fiber can significantly improve your metabolism and regulate bowel movement. Among the best sources of fiber are green peas, broccoli, beet root, potatoes with the skin, carrots, Brussels sprouts, sweet corn, dried fruits, fresh fruits like banana, guava, apple, plum, strawberry, legumes and lentils, nuts, whole wheat and barley, rye, oats, and cornmeal.

But it is important to understand, too, that these foods for digestive health need to be properly and completely digested for them to be able to contribute to digestive health. And what ensures their complete digestion? Enzymes! Cellulase, a fiber-digesting enzyme, is necessary to break the fiber down, releasing its nutritional values. When your diet is composed mostly of fiber-rich foods, taking a supplement with this specific enzyme is strongly recommended.

Raw foods also make great choices when it comes not only to digestive health but general wellbeing. Eating raw foods is especially recommended to individuals with a sluggish metabolism or digestion problems of some sort. Vegetables and fruits have natural live enzymes and these enzymes help the digestive enzymes in processing the food. The main purpose of digestive enzymes is to digest the food, but they cannot do all the work. Digestive enzymes need to have some reinforcement, and this comes in the form of plant enzymes, the enzymes that are found in raw vegetables and fruits. But cooking the food in whatever way destroys these live enzymes, that is, why if you are looking to improve your digestive health, you must eat vegetables in their raw state.

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You may say that cooking makes foods more delicious. While that may be true, cooking also takes away the nutritional value of the food. But you don’t have to compromise your taste buds just to enjoy the food’s health benefits. With the raw diet becoming so popular today, there are many sites where you can find recipes that involve absolutely no cooking. Try Raw food Home Recipes. It features an array of exciting recipes that tease the palate and make eating raw foods a truly satisfying experience. The site also offers tips on how to naturally make raw foods saltier, sweeter, or more sour to your taste.

Raw Food Living is another site you may want to visit for tasty raw or vegan recipes. Here you’ll find cheese recipes, ice cream, smoothies, desert, salad dressings, side dishes, and main course meals that all use raw ingredients, no less. Raw Food Living also has many informative articles and How-To tips for a healthier you.

Aside from the fact that raw food dishes contain plenty of digestive enzymes, they are not difficult to prepare. You don’t have to be an expert cook to whip up something delicious and healthy. Let’s not forget, no cooking is involved here, so basically all you need is simply to thoroughly wash the raw foods for digestive health and prepare them as directed in the recipe. Read more:

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“Junk” foods may affect aggressive behaviour and school performance

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Dr. Stephen Schoenthaler, a Professor of Criminal Justice at the California State University in Stanislaus, has long argued that there is a link between a healthy diet and decreased aggressive behaviour, as well as with increased IQ and school performance.

Dr. Schoenthaler is well-known for a youth detention center study where violations of house rules fell by 37% when vending machines were removed and the cafeteria replaced canned food by fresh alternatives. He summarizes his findings by saying that “Having a bad diet right now is a better predictor of future violence than past violent behaviour.” In a very large test, Schoenthaler directed a study in meals at 803 New York City schools, in low-income neighbourhoods, finding that the number of students passing final exams increased by 16%.

Critics have questioned some of Dr. Schoenthaler findings, due to the lack of placebo control groups. However, more recent work by Dr. Bernard Gesch, a physiologist at the University of Oxford, has placed some of the work on a more scientific footing. Dr. Gesch found that nutrition supplements produced a 26% drop in violations of prison rules over a placebo, and a 37% decrease in violent offences. The Netherlands has embarked on a wider scale dietary research program in 14 prisons.

The short term behaviour consequences of ingesting sugar are well understood: an initial burst on energy, followed a sugar low in which your body produces adrenalin, which makes you irritable and explosive. However, Schoenthaler and Gesch suggest that there are long term impacts over and above the short term consequences of blood sugar variations.

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Hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students demonstrate, storm administration building

Saturday, October 22, 2005

New Paltz, New York — More than 350 U.S. students took part in a demonstration Friday outside the SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building where student leaders used a bullhorn from the rooftop to rally the gathering on the concourse below. University police dispersed student leaders from the roof which was followed by more than 100 students storming the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB).

During the 2004–2005 academic year, students lobbied for a $10 million renovation project for their Student Union Building, which has not been renovated since its construction more than 30 years ago.

HAB spokesman Eric Gullickson said that the supplemental appropriation for the project is the largest in the history of the college and that the six-member advisory committee includes three students but that; “the Student Association, which was offered the first seat on this committee, declined the opportunity,” Gullickson said.

Student leaders, including Student Body President R.J. Partington III and Student Senate ChairJustin Holmes, who played a role in organizing this demonstration, testified during the Spring 2005 semester before the New York State Assembly Committee on Higher Education, eventually winning the renovation project. Holmes says that Gullickson’s assertions are; “an out-and-out lie. The SA was never offered such a seat. We were offered 1 seat on a seven seat committee, with the administration selecting the other six members.”

The major arguments for a capital project on the Student Union Building were that it:

  • did not accommodate organizations and organization office needs
  • lacked crucial technology for student mobilization
  • was built for a student population less than half the size of 2005, and
  • was one of the longest standing Student Unions in the SUNY system which had not undergone a renovation

During the Fall 2005 semester the HAB claimed that it would oversee the renovation project, citing the need for a larger lobby and bookstore.

The Kingston Daily Freeman reported:

The crystallizing issue for the demonstration was the upcoming $10 million renovation of the Student Union building. The renovation, scheduled to begin in about two years, will be the first major change to the building since it was built 34 years ago, according to college spokesman Eric Gullickson, who said the supplemental appropriation for the project in the state budget is the largest in the college’s history.

Gullickson also said that a six-member committee had been formed to guide the design process, but student leaders, including Partington, were told that the proposed committee would be seven members, including four non-students and two students who were appointed by the HAB.

“No matter the size and makeup of the HAB’s so-called renovation committee, it has nothing to do with the actual renovation process, which will be administered by a student committee, with input from other parties of course considered,” responded Holmes.

During the Fall 2005 semester, Student Body President R.J. Partington III attempted to negotiate with Administrators, including HAB President Steven G. Poskanzer, over the project.

The HAB refused to concede to student demands.

At this point, the Student Senate passed legislation proclaiming that the project would be overseen by a committee where students constitute a majority, and Partington announced that he “did not recognize and would not sit on” any committee that did not meet the needs of students.

Vice President of Acacdemic Affairs & Governance, Stephanie Adika said, “If the HAB won’t even listen to us about our own building, how are they going to listen to us about all the other problems the students have with SUNY New Paltz.”

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February 20, 2017

Indore Greens By Emaar Mgf}

Submitted by: Karshni Buildwell

A scanty 2 kms distant from the Indore airport as well as on the main road connecting Pithampur SEZ to the original Central Business District (CBD) in Vijaynagar as of first to last the designed Super Corridor, a most recent Indore is obtaining shape. Extending housing purpose in place of a surplus of relaxation in addition to retail options, a modern club, offices, school and a business hotel; An Emaar MGF Indore Greens which unites exceptionality in place of comfort, which combines green nature in place of first-class amenities, and which supports a unrestricted feeling of heaven.

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The adequately located accommodation on the brink of the airport is having an immense evidence of amenities, which the inhabitants would obtain as of the apartment building. The good-looking looking system is about enclosed by means of green area, as is not obligatory by the title. So the region is completely echo friendly. The beautiful terraces, play ground designed for Childs as well as the lakes with extra water bodies has better the magnetism by a lot. The security tension and the security system in place of the alarm for robbery and fire are superb for the householders behavior. The massive gazing housing is additionally having the society rooms by means of all compilation for guest hostility.

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Online retailers in Canada experience strong growth

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Comscore Media Metrix Canada has reported that Online Retailers in Canada have seen significant increase in traffic to their websites. In December 2005, 17.9 million shopped retail web sites, an increase of 13 percent over December 2004.

At the top of the list is eBay with 10.9 million visitors, an increase of 16 percent over December 2004. Amazon was next with 6.5 million, an increase of 21 percent.

Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Apple, Sears, and Walmart are among the retailers who all saw an increase in online retail sales.

Flowers and home furnishings purchases also showed big increases from a year ago.

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South Africa’s Table Mountain ablaze

Saturday, January 28, 2006

A large and dangerous fire has broken out on Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dry and windy conditions have swept the fire around the base of the mountain, pushing it towards the bordering suburbs in the City Bowl and Vredehoek area with furious flames reaching ten meters into the air.

A number of houses along the border of the reserve are being threatened as the fire heads around the mountain from the cable car station towards the southern suburbs. Thick smoke and high winds are hindering fire-fighting efforts and causing havoc with the traffic around the area. Heynes helicopters, contracted to fight fires on the mountain, are assisting from the air. However since the main water reservoirs near the Vredehoek area are shrouded in smoke and water must be retrieved from the harbour instead.

So far one elderly woman has reportedly died due to smoke inhalation and many others may be at risk as they attempt to defend their homes. Firefighters have been attempting to bring the situation under control throughout the night but the blaze continues unabated.

The cause of the fire is still uncertain. However a 36-year-old British man has been placed under arrest for allegedly dropping a lit cigarette whilst on the mountain.

Fires in the area are an annual problem and may threaten to destroy the delicate indigenous fynbos ecosystem. Opinions about the effects of the fires on the mountain vary, however, with some specialists indicating that regular fires could cause permanent damage to the ecosystem whilst others believe that the fynbos is actually partially reliant on the heat of the fire to set off the shedding of seeds.

In previous years the area around Muizenberg and Fishhoek have been ravaged by fires of similar intensity. The scars of those fires still remain.

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Shell quits Irish fuel retail market

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Oil giant Shell has sold all its retail and distribution operations in Ireland to a distribution and logistics firm called Topaz. The businesses, which are believed to have an annual turnover of over €1bn, include 35 local distribution depots, 6 oil importation facilities, 55 retail service stations and the supply of fuel to 105 independent service stations throughout Ireland.

Shell is retaining its interest in the Corrib Gas field in County Mayo which it is currently developing. Shell has been known for some time to be anxious to exit the increasingly competitive Irish market. Since the arrivial of Tesco to the petrol retail market last year, a price war has raged in parts of the country. Althought Tesco only operates a limited number of stations in the republic, it has expressed a desire to expand throughout the country.

Ion Equity are the consortium behind the takeover which according to the Irish Independent is valued at over €100m. The business will be headed by former Emo Oil managing director Danny Murray.

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February 15, 2017

Tips On Finding Good Commercial Trucking, Cargo And Trailer Interchange Insurance

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By Ed Sneineh

Every one / company who owns a commercial truck will have to have a commercial trucking insurance coverage for it before taking the truck to the road. Such expenses can cause an impact on a person’s or company’s financial status. In the Chicago metro area, a primary liability trucking policy with cargo and interchange coverage may average about $8,000 per year. However, a person can opt to look for a insurance company that will not charge them a lot. It is possible for someone to find a cheap trucking company, but one needs to understand that cheaper rates do not necessarily mean good services.

A commercial truck driver works under more strict rules and laws, and has obligations that outnumber that of a normal driver. They are usually transporting freight, which can be quite a liability, plus other duties that force them to drive keenly. It is every truck drivers nightmare to cause an accident without having the necessary insurance. The impact of such a situation will negatively impact their career, as well as cause harm to public.

One of the things a person should do when looking for good insurance is to shop. It is not wise to try and find an agent without having the necessary information about the service you are looking for. The information will guide someone on what type of package to settle for. Remember that the trucking insurance industry is always changing, lots of companies come to the market, and lots of them leave, constantly. Therefore, you will almost always find a better deal, with new comers that want to try a piece of the lucrative trucking insurance premiums. It is safe to know the average costs of insurance as well as the details of the package. The only way to come about such information is by carrying out thorough research beforehand.

There are a number of things that need to be looked at before shopping for a good insurance company. You need first to decide what kind of insurance coverage you need. Coverages relevant to most trucking policies may include:

1. Primary Liability Insurance. Primary liability for most truckers ranges from $750,000 to $1,000,000 for bodily injury and property damages. Truckers who cross state borders are mandated by the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) to carry limits based on the kind of materials hauled. For examples, certain HAZMAT truckers or truckers that haul hazardous materials are required to carry at least $1 million in auto liability.

2. Cargo Coverage: Like primary auto liability, certain truckers that require state and federal filings are required by law to maintain certain amounts of cargo (coverage of the merchandise that is being hauled.) Most truckers carry between $100,000 to $250,000 although the limits may be significantly less (ie $15,000).

3. Trailer Interchange insurance. Truckers may have to purchase physical damage coverage on the trailer that they haul. The limit may cover trailers that belong to others while it is in use by the insured trucker, or the trailer that is owned by the insured trucker while it is in use by other truckers.

4, Physical Damage on Truck/ Own Trailer. This is collision and comprehensive on own truck/tractor or trailer.

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5. General Liability: Provides Commercial General Liability for the business itself, not the trucks.

6. Workers Compensation. Covers employees/ drivers for medical payment & disability income for any work related injury or disease.

7. Occupational Accidents. Provides limited medical payment and limited disability income benefits for any work related injuries.

8. Umbrella Coverage. Provides extra liability coverage above and beyond the underlining General Liability, Auto Liability and Workers Compensation.

9. Hired and Non-owned Auto: Provides coverage for auto hired by the insured, or autos that are not owned by the insured when they are used in connection with the Insured’s operations (not easy to get for a small commercial trucking business.)

10. Towing and Rental: Towing provides coverage for towing the disabled truck when involved in a covered loss (ie accident, theft, etc.) Rental coverage provides for limited payment to rent similar truck in the event the insured truck is disabled because of a covered loss.

When all the important information has been covered, it is now easier to find the right company/ agent. The next step will be to look at the insurance quotes in the market. This can easily be done via the Internet by visiting various websites that offer the service. There are so many trucking insurance companies who offer their services online, looking through the options will help a person come up with a list of insurers they can work with.

Fill out the forms of potential insurers and they are bound to send a quote. In the long run, a person gets so many quotations from several companies/ brokers. This makes it easy for someone to choose the best alternative for them. However, there are other factors that will influence the overall decision.

Once a person has all the quotes they need, they can conduct a thorough review on each one of them. Do not decide on a quote just because their rates are low, the best quote to choose is one that offers the best coverage that you need for money paid. There is always a reason why an agent offers cheaper quotes than the others, find out why and decide whether you still want to work with them. Compare quotes that have similar charges in relation to the covers offered. The following are the factors that affect the premium:

1. Garaging Address: Some companies look at the ZIP Code to price your policy, while other companies may look at the County. Remember always to make a distinction between your mailing address and the garaging address. This is a significant issue here in Chicago, where the ZIP codes of the City is 606xx. Truckers who live in the city and garage their trucks in a suburban area may end up being over charged by companies that use the ZIP codes for rating (Progressive Insurance is an example of these companies.)

2. Credit of Applicant. Some trucking companies are credit driven. Truck applicants with better credit have better prices. Example: Progressive Insurance.

3. CDL Experience/ Operator Age: While many companies will not even consider you if you have less than 2 years of CDL experience (Example: Canal Insurance) other companies will penalize you for having less experience, or if your MVR has blemishes. While most companies will not insure anyone under age 21, there is normally a surcharge for drivers under age 25.

4. Prior Insurance: Many companies will give you discounts if you show proof of prior insurance, without any lapse. Example: Progressive Insurance.

5. Limits of insurance on your primary liability, cargo and trailer interchange. The more coverage you ask for the more money you have to pay.

6. Radius of Operations: There are no rules here. Some companies prefer short range (up to 300 miles) truckers while other will penalize local truckers (especially if the trucking business is situated in a large metropolitan area like Chicago or New York.) Progressive Insurance, for instance, does not allow over 500 miles for radius of operations, but may allow it on restricted basis. Other companies (such as Canal) may give much better rate for longer range operations.

7. Merchandise Hauled. Certain merchandise (electronics, expensive clothes) are more expensive to insure that, for example paper products, or regular household products. Refrigerated products are also more expensive to insure than plastic products.

In the event that this is the first time a truck is being insured, it is important to include riders in the cover. This option can be offered at a higher charge than the normal cover. It is usually cheaper to pay the insurance company annually, this is because there are certain discounts offered when the payment is made in bulk. This option is not offered by all the agents, so you need to ask about it before committing to a certain commercial trucking insurance.

About the Author: Learn more ideas, tips and tricks about the commercial trucking, cargo and trailer insurance from a former college educator of insurance & finance with over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. Visit Insurance Navy’s website and browse the commercial, business and car insurance blog for educated ideas that can save you lots of time and money.


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February 14, 2017

Southern Ocean whale slaughter to resume

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

The international environmental organisation, Greenpeace, have been shadowing a Japanese whaling fleet currently operating in the Southern Ocean in Australian Antarctic Territory. They claim a minor victory against the six-vessel fleet, saying no whales have been killed since Christmas Eve. However they expect a resumption of whaling and protest activity soon.

Greenpeace has two ships, MV Esperanza and MV Arctic Sunrise, active near Antarctica, in an effort to disrupt the whalers, who intend on slaughtering over 900 Minke whales and 10 Fin whales in the region this summer. The activists aim to stop the Japanese whaling fleet as it tries to catch nearly 1000 whales for what is claimed to be scientific research.

Greenpeace chief Steve Shallhorn states that the protesters have chased the six-ship fleet northwards, with the vessels now away from the designated whaling zone. Greenpeace plan to maintain their efforts to keep the whalers in the public eye.

“What the fleet is doing is trying to outrun Greenpeace so that it can sneak back into the whaling grounds and resume the kill,” he said. “And for that very reason, we’re doing our very best and are succeeding in keeping up with the factory whaling ship. We are certain that they do not want any further publicity.”

He said Greenpeace will continue its high-speed tailing for as long as it takes. “We’re capable of staying out there for many more weeks,” he said. “The [Japanese] fleet is clearly embarrassed by having their actions exposed to the world, since the spotlight on their activities shows what it really is – commercial whaling with a very thin disguise.”

The whalers have been unable to kill any whales since Christmas Eve due to poor weather and harassment by Greenpeace vessels, and the Washington-based Sea Shepherd ship, RV Farley Mowat. The Sea Shepherd is operating independently of Greenpeace but say they are working towards a common objective – “the shutting down of illegal whaling in the Southern Ocean.”

Greenpeace expedition leader Shane Rattenbury says the whalers have a season of about 100 days. “Their quota is 945 whales. If you lose, say, 10 per cent of those through bad weather, they’ve got an average they need to catch of 10 a day and it’s gone 10 days now without having any whales,” he said. “That starts to add up pretty quickly. They’re under a bit of pressure to get on with the business.”

Japan’s Institute for Cetacean Research have rejected the claims made by Sea Shepherd, that Japanese warship was being sent to Antarctica to protect the fleet against the activists.

The Japanese institute spokesman condemned Sea Shepherd over the claim by Farley Mowat captain Paul Watson, who called on the Australian Government to keep the peace.

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Sea Shepherd had requested the presence of the Australian navy to monitor events in the Southern Ocean. However, Australia’s environment minister, Senator Ian Campbell, said that Sea Shepherd’s threats to attack the fleet “risk setting back the cause of whale conservation many years”.

Capt Watson said yesterday: “Stop threatening us, Mr Campbell, and charge us if you believe we are acting unlawfully. Stop posing for the Japanese [who] are in blatant violation of international conservation laws.”

Japan’s Fisheries Agency, which conducts the whaling, said the claim was a tactic by Sea Shepherd to try to raise the stakes for extra publicity.

“This is why the environmentalists’ campaign in the Antarctic is a PR stunt: every time they get some media coverage there’s always some member not too far away asking the public for money,” an agency spokesman said in a statement. “Only this time, it completely backfired and now people will question what these groups say.”

The spokesman had no response to Greenpeace’s claim that another vessel had joined the whaling fleet and was refuelling the ships within the boundary of the Antarctic Treaty’s nature reserve.

Mr Rattenbury said the 57 activists and crew aboard the Greenpeace ships were in good health following a quiet New Year’s Day celebration on deck under a midnight sun.

Wikinews Australia has in-depth coverage of this issue: Southern Ocean whaling season (2005-2006)

He said his ships were not in contact with the Farley Mowat, which is believed to be closer to the Antarctic ice shelf. The Farley Mowat’s weblog quoted ship captain Paul Watson as saying the Sea Shepherd group had no conflict with Greenpeace, despite earlier British media assertions.

“As far as I am concerned both Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace are working towards a common objective – the shutting down of illegal whaling in the Southern Ocean,” said Paul Watson.

Greenpeace believes the fleet killed at least 25 whales from the time it contacted the whalers just before Christmas.

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