Recommended body composition is a primary objective in achieving overall physical fitness and enhanced quality of life. Individuals at recommended body weight are able to participate in a wide variety of moderate to vigorous activities without functional limitations. These people have the freedom to enjoy most of life’s recreational activities to their fullest potential. Excessive body weight does not afford an individual the fitness level to enjoy vigorous lifetime sport activities. Maintaining high fitness levels and recommended body weight gives a person a degree of independence throughout life that most people no longer enjoy. Many people want to lose weight so they would look better. The problem, however, is that they have a distorted image of what they would really look like if they were reduced to what they think is their ideal weight. Heredity factors play a big role and only a small fraction of the population has the genes for a ‘perfect body’. When people set their own target weight, they should be realistic. Attaining the ‘excellent’ percentage of body fat is extremely difficult for some and even more difficult to maintain unless the person makes a commitment to a lifetime exercise programme and dietary changes. Few people are willing to do that. A question you should ask yourself is: Am I happy with my weight? Part of enjoying a better quality of life is being happy with you. If you are not, you either need to do something about it or learn to live with it. If your body fat is higher than moderate, you should try to come down and stay in this moderate weight category, for health reasons. This category does not seem to be detrimental to health. If you are in a moderate category and you want to reduce further, move to implement the lifetime changes that are required. Please bear in mind that yo-yo dieting carries as great a health risk as being overweight. Epidemiological data show that frequent fluctuations in weight increase the risk of dying of cardiovascular disease. – Send queries and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. spending money for weight loss People spend a lot of money yearly attempting to lose weight. Some of this money goes to membership in weight-reduction centres and some on diet foods. Furthermore, there is also the cost attributed to treating obesity-related diseases. Overweight and obesity have been associated with several serious health problems and are the second leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 15-20 per cent of the annual mortality rate. Evidence indicates that health risks associated with increased body weight starts at a BMI over 25 and are greatly enhanced at a BMI over 30. Obesity is a risk factor for hypertension, congestive heart failure, high blood lipids, atherosclerosis, stroke, varicose veins, type II diabetes, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, intervertebral discs problems, etc. Furthermore, it is implicated in psychological maladjustment and a higher accident rate. Extremely obese people have the worst mental-health-related quality of life. Two terms commonly used to describe the condition of weighing more than recommended are overweight and obesity. Overweight and obesity are not the same thing. Obesity has been defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Many overweight people are not obese. A few pounds of excess weight might not be harmful to most people, but this is not always the case. People with excessive body fat who have diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors benefit from weight loss. People who have a few extra pounds of weight, but who are otherwise healthy and physically active, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet might not be at risk. Obesity is a health hazard of epidemic proportions in most developed countries around the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 35 per cent of the adult population in industrialised nations is obese. Most of the blame for the alarming increase in obesity lies in the amount of food that we eat and our lack of physical activity. Further, as the nation continues to evolve into a more mechanised and automated society (relying on escalators, elevators, remote controls, computers, electronic mail, cell phones, automatic-sensor doors, etc), the amount of required daily physical activity continues to decrease. We are being lulled into a high-risk, sedentary lifestyle. Tolerable weight
As the fight to contain the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) intensifies across the country, an American-based charitable organization has returned to the country with a ‘new method’ to fight the outbreak.The national vice president of Operation Blessing International (OBI), David Darg, who made the disclosure yesterday at a press conference in Monrovia, said the organization returned with a formula to add salt to water with an available energy source (electricity), based on a specific measurement of a drum of water to produce chlorinated water to save the lives of Ebola-afflicted people. This method, he said, was a “very effective weapon” against the Ebola virus. Mr. Darg said the ‘new method’ introduced states that salt added to water through the provision of electricity in a drum of water was enough to mass produce gallons of water that will be chlorinated to serve as life-saving intervention in the fight against the EVD. The mass production of the gallons of chlorinated water, he said, will be mainly distributed in non-Ebola affected communities, which the residents will use for hand washing as part of the preventive measures. OBI is a nonprofit humanitarian organization which started operating in Liberia in 2006. OBI returned a couple of weeks ago in response to the Ebola crisis, but with a focus to shift the fight from donating anti-Ebola materials to equipping affected communities as well as health caregivers.“Every day, OBI teams are working to alleviate suffering, save lives, help the poor, and bring hope to people all over the world. “The entity, although based in the United States of America (USA), is fully dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering around the world, of which Liberia is of no exception,” Mr. Darg said, As one of the largest charities in America, OBI provides strategic relief in 23 countries on a daily basis through core programs such as disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water and sanitation as well as community development. To sustain the production exercise locally, OBI national director, Rev. Emery David, said apart from bringing into the country quantities of medical supplies, including personal protective equipments (PPE), doctors and or nurses’ suits and patient care clothing, the entity has trained several other Liberians in various methods that will eliminate Ebola from the country. “Training of Liberians is essential because they would work with the locals to transmit messages, awareness and sensitization to prevent the EVD.”The water, too, he said, will subsequently be distributed among church leaders who have formed a network to prevent Ebola from the various communities.These hospital supplies and the chlorinated gallons of water, Rev. David believes, will be well coordinated with religious leaders across the country so that they will reach all communities “free-of-charge.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– Advertisement – “Findley’s move is a testament that… CDC is the best option,” Says WeahMontserrado County Senator George Weah yesterday formally welcomed Grand Bassa County former Senator Gbehzongar Findley to the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) just days after Findley resigned from the Unity Party. “I would like to officially welcome former Senate Pro-Temp Gbehzongar Milton Findley to the CDC,” Weah posted on his Facebook page. “Findley is an astute leader with an impeccable record of service to our noble country. He has contributed immensely to the governance process of our country and I believe he will be a great asset to our movement.He continued: “Findley’s move to our political institution is a testament that Liberians from all sectors of our society are yearning for change and see the CDC as the best political institution and only option to effectively bring about the change that Liberians truly desire.“As he officially joins our movement for change today, I have no doubt in his ability to work assiduously and passionately to ensure that we realize our quest for a prosperous Liberia. I ask that you all embrace him with opened arms and join me in giving him a rousing welcome to our great institution, CDC—the party of the people and for the people,” the CDC standard bearer said.Just days before crossing over to the CDC, Findley, a former President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, resigned from the governing Unity Party, citing incompatibility in political ideology with the party.The three parties making up the CDC are the National Patriotic Party, the Congress for Democratic Change and the Liberia People Democratic Party of former House Speaker, Alex Tyler.Prior to his resignation from the UP on August 4, Findley was regarded as the strongest face of the party in Grand Bassa County. Findley resigned, declaring that he and the UP no longer shared common political interests.In his response, Findley said that it is high time political parties have plans to develop Liberia, and change the lives of the people they lead. “From today, I am going to meet with the CDC for consultation after which I will get back to you with a positive response,” he said, adding, “I want a ‘Change for Hope’ for my people. As a means of dong this, I have to listen to you my people, because you are ones that built my political career.”He called on his supporters to continue supporting him as he moves to his new political home.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Former President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Gbehzongar Milton Findley
… river pollution leads to rashes, diarrhoea… GGMC ignoring complaints since 2015By Shemuel FanfairWeeks after its devastating and far-reaching impacts on the environment were reported, pollution from mining practices in the Mazaruni region are still affecting many of the area’s inhabitants, despite many initiatives over the years to curb the scourge. It was on a fact-finding mission last month that the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) unearthed “a ruinous mess of tailings and devastation” along the Puruni River for miles.The community of Saxacalli, along the Essequibo River, remains threated by pollution from mining in inland communitiesHowever, the community of Saxacalli, along the Essequibo River, has been suffering silently from this same plight. Saxacalli is originally an Arawak community located on the left bank of the Essequibo River, some 25 miles from Parika, East Bank Essequibo.On Saturday when <<
Monday’s skatepark development meeting began with Morgan explaining that his company’s intention is to not only create a state-of-the-art skatepark, but also have the interactive, creative process provide “an opportunity that is signature to not only B.C., but to the rest of the world as well.”After the meeting, he said he was quite impressed with the large demographic of individuals who attended the meeting, something that will provide great help for creating a unique park.”There was a fantastic turnout, not only from the skateboarding and BMX community, but also city staff. Police showed up and some interested parents and other community members, so great turnout and really diverse, interesting feedback that will definitely result in a great park.”- Advertisement -Fort St. John’s newest athletic project has some funds to work with, as the project’s budget currently sits between $550,000 to $600,000.Morgan outlined that Monday’s meeting was Phase 1 of a four phase process necessary for the development of a skatepark unique to its location. The first phase was referred to as a concept design, which will be followed with detailed design, construction and finally, riding the park.The meeting then shifted to a presentation showing various parks created by Newline, a portion which excited the crowd in attendance, who were shown various features that could potentially be constructed at the Fort St. John park.Advertisement Pens were wildly scribbling as this portion progressed, with residents drawing up blueprints for various features that they would like to see at their park.Those ideas were presented back to Morgan following his presentation, as part of the interactive design process Newline Skateparks prides themselves on when constructing parks unique to their locations.He says lots of ideas were provided revolving around Fort St. John’s northern location, as well other aspects of industry the area is known for.”We were talking about some themes that we may want to reflect in the architecture that sort of tell the story of what makes the city of Fort St. John special and unique, and some great ideas came up. Some for the northern lights, maybe doing a reference to that through the art installations or the architecture and some of the energy, whether that be oil or some of the more progressive energy associated with the city. So, some great ideas.”Advertisement Along with the interactive meeting, Newline Skateparks has set up an online forum for anyone interested in contributing more ideas. Visit the company’s official website, register, then log into the Fort St. John forum, with the password: fsjsk8.Newline Skatepark will return in approximately 8 weeks to show some of their sketches and design ideas.
In May, “FUEL” received honours of Best Production, Best Director (Blair Scott), Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Peace River Zone Theatre Festival. Next, the production will travel to Kamloops to compete in Mainstage, a provincial theatre competition, which takes place on July 2. Stage North will be performing its final showing of “FUEL”, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The show portrays one man’s battle with addiction and his struggles to get sober. What is unique about the production is that the show portrays the relationship between the addict and his addiction, through the perspective of the addiction, which is its own character within the play. However, the production company has issued a warning that the show may not be suitable for children as it contains adult language and themes. – Advertisement – Tickets for Friday night’s show are available at the Cultural Centre Box Office, one hour before the show begins. Tickets are $20. Friday evening is the last chance for Fort St. John residents to see an award-winning play.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champVendro’s group, Quartz Hill Cares, says the stores will bring more crime, traffic and pollution, pose a hazard to students at adjacent Quartz Hill High School and ruin the small-town rural atmosphere of the area, to which people moved to get away from suburban sprawl. “At the time when I bought my home here, people used to move here to get away from that kind of development,” said Richard Hecker, a 10-year Quartz Hill resident. “The thought of putting in these monstrous superstores and widening streets to four lanes and the traffic that’s going to come with it, it’s just a nightmare in my view. “And having it right across the street from one of the best high schools in the valley is just asinine.” Another Wal-Mart Supercenter, of which there are 31 in California and four in the Antelope Valley, is needed to serve a growing area, company spokesman Aaron Rios said. “We see a need to better serve our west Lancaster and Quartz Hill customers, who are having to go to Lancaster and Palmdale for services,” Rios said. LANCASTER – When Lancaster was recently named Los Angeles County’s most business-friendly city, Leanna Vendro didn’t celebrate. She’s part of a group of residents battling Lancaster’s plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter and a SuperTarget that would anchor two shopping centers across the street from a high school. “I took it with a grain of salt. It didn’t mean anything to me,” Vendro said. “The only people they are friendly with has been Wal-Mart, all the super big-box stores.” The projects at 60th Street West and Avenue L – one on 40 acres at the northwest corner and the other on 35 acres at the southeast corner – are on parcels annexed into Lancaster years ago but have some neighboring residents in the unincorporated community of Quartz Hill up in arms. Rios added that Wal-Mart has not yet begun outreach in the community, during which company representatives will answer questions and concerns. Wal-Mart officials say their store, which is several years away from being built, will bring more jobs, tax revenue, business for suppliers and support for community nonprofits. Opponents note the Antelope Valley doesn’t need more giant retailers, especially ones that would sell alcohol next to a school and become potential hangouts for truant teens. “Everybody in town is just furious about the Wal-Mart and the Target. Nobody wants Wal-Mart,” said Fred Frakes, owner of a gas station and drive-through dairy in the middle of Quartz Hill. The station’s sign a couple months ago said, “City of Lancaster and Wal-Mart Go Away.” “The traffic is just horrendous around the high school anyway, and now they want to put a Target and Wal-Mart?” Frakes said. The projects are being reviewed by the city staff, and draft environmental studies are being prepared. Antelope Valley Union High School District trustee Donita Winn said she is concerned about more traffic and the safety of students at the 3,000-plus-student campus. “Our kids are basically on foot. Quartz Hill is a walk-in school. I have concerns about students walking to school and the increased traffic,” Winn said. “I want to make sure the traffic flow is taken into consideration.” Other residents feel that a Wal-Mart will kill Quartz Hill’s downtown, mainly small shops and businesses clustered around 50th Street West and Avenue M. The town has about 10,000 residents. There are florists, beauty salons, auto shops, a hardware shop and a Grange hall along 50th Street West, the route of the annual Almond Blossom Festival Parade, which harkens back to a time decades ago when Quartz Hill had more than 2,000 acres of almond trees. “It will die within five years of Wal-Mart opening up,” said Loretta Berry, former president of the Quartz Hill Town Council. “There goes our downtown Quartz Hill.” email@example.com 661-476-4586 Staff Writer160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist Ramona Nicholas is set to feature on a top business show and share an insight into her success.The Donegal native and joint MD of the Cara Pharmacy Group will be featured in episode 3 of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year on be3 tonight (Monday) at 8pm.Ramona was chosen as one of 24 finalists in the prestigious national business awards. She is a self-made, award winning, entrepreneur who is Joint MD of the Cara Group, which holds 13 pharmacies, two home stores and a thriving online store. The Group was formed with her husband in 2002, and over the last 15 years the group has grown organically, through acquisition to a turnover of over €25 million. They employ over 180, with their HQ based in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.Ramona NicholasA qualified Pharmacist, she is skilled in strategic planning, HR, aggressive purchasing methods, design management, accounting structures, and web development.Ramona is passionate about retail and brand management on the high street and through e-commerce; and about the growth of entrepreneurship in Ireland, especially female entrepreneurs and is a mentor to female start-ups.CSR is close to her heart and through the ‘Cara in the Community’ Initiative, they have raised over €150,000 for local and national charities, in particular the Cara 10 Challenge (www.carabundoranrun.com). She believes that in order to receive, one must give back. She completed two series as a Dragon on the RTE Series ‘Dragons’ Den’ and was the only female and youngest person to complete the series ‘The Secret Millionaire’ in 2012, both experiences have created strong brand awareness for the company.#Ramona was selected as one of the ‘Top 24 Most Influential Women’ in Ireland in 2014. She resides on the coast of South Donegal with her husband Canice, son Alex (8) and daughter Sarah (1).Here’s a sneak preview of the show, make sure to tune in to be3 at 8pm to be inspired!Tune in to @be3Ireland Monday at 8pm to hear from @carapharmacy, @lmkeatingltd, @Nostra_Tech @MountCharles_ and @HeightForHire #EOY20years pic.twitter.com/chi1hKx6Mp— EOY Ireland (@EOYIreland) October 6, 2017Leading Donegal entrepreneur to inspire on TV business series was last modified: October 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CARA PHARMACYRamona Nicholas
My compliments to the Daily News on your banner story “Dumped on – again!” and your editorial “Trashing the Valley.” The City Council seems to be in denial that they have approved another five-year contract. The Browning-Ferris Industriesletter, with its requirement to approve first and negotiate later, was obviously engineered by someone in City Hall as a way to circumvent an open debate in public, and an up or down vote on all the options before them – not just BFI’s contract. I don’t believe that they had eight votes to approve it, and I am certainly sure they won’t have eight votes to rescind it. Great lobbying for BFI, Mayor Villariagosa. When you break a promise to the San Fernando Valley, you really do it in style. – Wayde Hunter Granada Hills Trash for cash Re: “Villaraigosa backs dump extension” (March 2): How does the city justify spending more on elephant exhibits while refusing to pay attention to the residents of Granada Hills who are begging the city to spend money to get their trash out of Sunshine Canyon? Does the city care more about elephants than they do asthmatic children in Granada Hills? If Assemblyman Lloyd Levine’s bill gets passed, we’ve wasted millions on the zoo and again ignored the Valley residents. – Stacy Wallace Sherman Oaks LAPD radios Re: “Police Commission calls for new radios at LAPD” (March 1): Typical city of Los Angeles: Research it to see what they need and then look for a cheaper model. If they are true to form, they will place the order and sit on it for three to five years before taking delivery. By the time the officers get the new radios, they will be a cheap, antiquated radio that does not work properly. – Gary E. Skogen Littlerock Cardinal Mahony Re: “Mahony urges end to hostility to immigrants” (March 2): As a legal immigrant and as a Catholic, I can’t believe that Cardinal Roger Mahony would tell his congregation to break the laws of this country. Speaking from the pulpit, under color of authority at a Lenten Mass on Ash Wednesday, he called on Roman Catholics to “embrace” all immigrants, even if they are illegal. What part of illegal doesn’t he understand? It’s one thing to express his views in private to one of his pedophile buddies, but to say it from the pulpit as though it’s some sort of church position, that’s outrageous. – Robert Villar Sherman Oaks Warning tapes Re: “Videotape details Katrina warnings” (March 2): We learn from the videotape briefing given President George w. Bush on Aug. 28, the day before Katrina hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, that Bush and federal agencies where warned four days before the hurricane came ashore that the levees might not hold, putting the Superdome also at risk. Four days after Katrina hit, Bush said he was not aware of any of this, which was just another White House lie. Now we know that Michael Brown became the fall guy for Bush incompetence. Brown was the one sounding the alarm that went unheeded while Bush (the president that didn’t know he was turning American ports over to a Mideast nation until after the fact) vacationed in Texas and Utah. – Philip Wilt Van Nuys160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Now that the San Fernando Valley secession movement is safely in the past, and Antonio Villaraigosa securely in the Mayor’s Office, Los Angeles is getting back to its real relationship with the Valley, which can be summed up as follows: “We’ll take your cash, you’ll take our trash.” – Richard Nonn Northridge Elephants preferred Re: “Bill says more trunk space for elephants” (March 1): The L.A. Zoo was going to spend $19 million for a new exhibit until the city administrative officer recommended that the city instead spend $33 million to give the elephants more space.
MOST of us know that there are no simple solutions to complex problems. Take urban public education, for example. In Los Angeles, literally hundreds of thousands of students go to school each day without proper medical or dental care, without a safe way to get there, and without an enriched learning environment at home. The schools they arrive at are likely to have some combination of overcrowded classrooms, insufficient books and supplies and a demoralized staff of teachers and site administrators. For some, these difficult problems suggest a single magic bullet – district breakup, mayoral oversight, charter schools, merit pay. But none of these “solutions” actually addresses the causes of low student achievement and high dropout rates in the Los Angeles Unified School District. What is really needed is a sober analysis of those causes and an end to the blame game. United Teachers Los Angeles, for example, has been working with several community-based organizations to promote a positive, progressive vision of school reform. This vision has formed the basis of our bargaining demands for the next contract and the legislative proposals we are crafting in Sacramento. Yes, UTLA did say that LAUSD teachers deserve to be among the highest-paid in the county, given the difficulties of teaching here and the high cost of living. And we noted that that would require up to a 14 percent salary increase. But this was in no way this year’s contract demand, but a goal. All sides in this discussion must be accurately heard and respected. Rather than rancorous divisiveness, the public wants good-faith cooperation and problem-solving between all parties. A.J. Duffy is president of United Teachers Los Angeles.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2We propose improving instruction by giving teachers – not district bureaucrats – the time, support and autonomy to choose their professional development and plan standards-based lessons that meet the needs of all their students. And high-needs schools must have extra resources to attract excellent teachers. It’s critical that we allow teachers the freedom and support to develop a rigorous, culturally relevant, student-centered curriculum. Moreover, the LAUSD needs an overall devolution of power. We need to empower school-based councils with the support to make key decisions over school budgets, staff hiring and scheduling. Schools should be able to partner with community-based organizations to increase the involvement of parents and other family members in working with teachers to improve student achievement. To achieve these reforms, we must secure sufficient funding from the state and shift district resources from the central and local district bureaucracies to the classroom. This is key to significantly lowering class sizes, hiring more support personnel, expanding professional development, developing parent academies and – yes – increasing teacher salaries so that the LAUSD is competitive with other districts. Yet rather than acknowledge these proposals and engage with them, some have focused solely on UTLA’s salary demands. Worse, several media outlets have mistakenly announced that our salary demand is 14 percent, when the bargaining proposal clearly states that UTLA would not advance a specific salary proposal until the state budget is finalized.