first_imgEconomy | State GovernmentDunleavy talks pandemic, big dividends and resource development in virtual State of the State addressJanuary 28, 2021 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivers his State of the State address from the Robert B. Atwood Building in Anchorage on January 28, 2021. (Screenshot from KTOO)Gov. Mike Dunleavy explained his approach to the COVID-19 pandemic and called for large permanent fund dividend payments and developing Alaska’s resources in his third State of the State address on Thursday.Dunleavy thanked state health leaders, public servants and “frontline heroes” for their work on the pandemic. He also recalled his years living in rural Alaska.“I would be lying if I said the tragedy of 1918 didn’t weigh deeply on me,” Dunleavy said of the worldwide flu that devastated Alaska. “I lived in those villages and was forever changed by the stories of elders who survived. These stories compelled me to ensure there would be no repeat of 1918 on my watch.”The conditions around the speech may be the most unusual in the state’s history. Dunleavy spoke by video through a livestream rather than in the traditional venue of a joint session in the Capitol. The governor’s office cited the complications from COVID-19 for the changed format. In addition, The Alaska House hasn’t chosen a temporary speaker and couldn’t invite the governor, as is customary.Dunleavy pitched his plan to pay roughly $5,000 in dividends this year as a way to help Alaska’s economy. Roughly $2,000 would pay for the difference between last year’s dividend and what it would have been under the formula in state law, and roughly $3,000 would be for this year’s dividend.“If we cannot find it within ourselves to put to use less than one year’s worth of fund growth, so that the thousands of Alaskans and businesses impacted can get back on their feet, then we have to question our priorities as leaders in Alaska during its time of need,” he said.And Dunleavy talked about how the state was nearly cut off from shipping at a point early in the pandemic, and said his administration would plan to be more self-reliant in food, energy and other areas.He also called for developing the state’s natural resources.“When our history is written, will it be that we forced our children to look beyond Alaska’s shores for the American Dream, that we stood by until Alaska was nothing more than a handful of holdouts fighting to be the last park ranger?” he said. “Or will it be said that this was our finest hour, that we ignored the calls of divisiveness and pulled together like Alaskans always have?”Dunleavy called for introducing gaming in Alaska; $4 million to defend what he called the state’s sovereignty against “an overreaching federal government”; and increased funding for homeschooling.In the speech, he didn’t put forward any large taxes to pay for the dividends and other plans. That’s consistent with his previous addresses to the state.This year’s State of the State by the Republican governor was met with praise by many Republican lawmakers, and skepticism from at least some Democrats and independents.Senate President Peter Micciche, a Soldotna Republican, praised the governor’s approach to the economy. He was among those who talked about how Dunleavy’s plans fit into the long-term gap between what the state spends and what it raises.While Dunleavy has opposed large revenue measures in the past, Micciche said the governor may be open to new, broad-based tax. Micciche said Alaskans who supported larger permanent fund dividends feel that PFDs have been cut without others being asked to pay more.“It’s the fairness issue, I think, is giving us the biggest political amount of resistance,” Micciche said. “So I think if we honestly discuss that with the governor, who I think now is talking about broad-based options — I mean, he’d like to see it go to a vote of the people — whether or not that occurs is yet to be seen, but at least he’s willing to have those discussions.”Dillingham Rep. Bryce Edgmon, a Democratic-nominated independent, said the speech didn’t include a plan that would balance the state’s budget without spending down the Alaska Permanent Fund’s earnings.“The dividing issue down here in Juneau right now is the fiscal plan and what to do in an environment where we’ve exhausted our savings accounts, and we have to turn to other sources in order to make ends meet and provide a sustainable dividend, and I heard nothing about that tonight,” he said.Anchorage Democratic Sen. Tom Begich also expressed disappointment at how the address relates to the state’s budget problems.“The only real revenue measure he talked about was a gambling measure. And I think we’ve gambled on our future more than enough,” he said. “What we need to do is have a real plan.”Edgmon and Begich both praised the parts of the address that highlighted the state’s COVID-19 response.In a news conference afterward, 14 House Republicans took turns uniformly praising the governor’s speech..Wasilla Republican Rep. Cathy Tilton likes Dunleavy’s plan to lower the state’s constitutional limit on spending.“I enjoyed the optimism that the governor put forward for how he sees our state moving forward, and our economy,” she said.Share this story:last_img read more

first_img Tags addictionlegalopioidspharmaceuticalsstates Lawsuit filed by the state of Massachusetts against Purdue Pharma The effort to protect the disclosure of board-related documents serves another purpose not cited by the company: It protects the Sackler family, whose members have long constituted the majority of board members.In its filing last month, Purdue also said one company official, whom it did not name, was concerned for his safety because his home address was listed in the complaint along with “numerous irrelevant, incendiary, and misleading comments about his career at Purdue.”Purdue’s attorneys contend the Massachusetts amended complaint is a “concerted effort by the Commonwealth to use confidential documents in an attempt to publicly embarrass Purdue and its officers, directors and employees.” They claim the information selected was “cherry-picked” to “bolster a series of inflammatory and misleading allegations against Purdue.”In September 2017, Landau, by that time Purdue’s CEO, jotted down a note summarizing some of the roots of the opioid crisis. It reads:“There are:Too many Rxs being writtenToo high a doseFor too longFor conditions that often don’t require themBy doctors who lack the requisite training in howto use them appropriately.”The state’s lawsuit concludes: “The opioid epidemic is not a mystery to the people who started it. The defendants knew what they were doing.”This story has been updated. Related: Under an agreement with Mass. General, Purdue has paid the hospital $3 million since 2009 and was allowed to propose “areas where education in the field of pain is needed” and “curriculum which might meet such needs,” the court document shows. Tufts made a Purdue employee an adjunct associate professor in 2011, Purdue-written materials were approved for teaching to Tufts students in 2014, and the company sent staff to Tufts as recently as 2017, the complaint says. Purdue’s New England staff was congratulated for “penetrating this account.”A Tufts spokesman declined to comment, citing the ongoing legal process. Mass. General did not immediately comment.In a statement Tuesday, Purdue criticized the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, which is spearheading the lawsuit, and said the complaint was “a rush to vilify” Purdue. It noted that its medications were approved by the Food and Drug Administration and regulated by the government, and that the company promoted the medications “to licensed physicians who have the training and responsibility to ensure that medications are properly prescribed.”“Massachusetts’ amended complaint irresponsibly and counterproductively casts every prescription of OxyContin as dangerous and illegitimate, substituting its lawyers’ sensational allegations for the expert scientific determinations of the [FDA] and completely ignoring the millions of patients who are prescribed Purdue Pharma’s medicines for the management of their severe chronic pain,” the company said. Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Sackler’s comments at the party and his email are contained in newly public portions of a lawsuit filed by the state of Massachusetts against Purdue that alleges that the company, the Sackler family, and company executives misled prescribers and patients as they aimed to blanket the country with prescriptions for their addictive medications. “By their misconduct, the Sacklers have hammered Massachusetts families in every way possible,” the state’s complaint says, noting that since 2007, Purdue has sold more than 70 million doses of opioids in Massachusetts for more than $500 million. “And the stigma they used as a weapon made the crisis worse.”advertisement About the Author Reprints 5684879-Mass-AGO-Pre-Hearing-Memo-and-Exhibits (PDF)
5684879-Mass-AGO-Pre-Hearing-Memo-and-Exhibits (Text) [email protected] The new filing also reveals how Purdue aggressively pursued tight relationships with Tufts University’s Health Sciences Campus and Massachusetts General Hospital — two of the state’s premier academic medical centers — to expand prescribing by physicians, generate goodwill toward opioid painkillers among medical students and doctors in training, and combat negative reports about opioid addiction. Related: @DrewQJoseph Please enter a valid email address. Health‘A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin Tufts to review ties to Purdue Pharma after ‘deeply troubling’ disclosures In addition to relying on its sales force, Purdue cultivated ties with academic hospitals, which both treat patients and train the next generation of prescribers.In 2002, the company started the Massachusetts General Hospital Purdue Pharma Pain Program after a Purdue employee reported that access to the hospital’s doctors “is great … they come to us with any questions, and allow us to see them when we need to.” The hospital, the staffer added, “has significant influence through most of New England, simply because they are MGH.”As part of the program, Purdue gained influence over training programs and organized a symposium in the hospital’s famed “Ether Dome” — the site of the first public surgery with anesthetic.The Sacklers renewed the deal with Mass. General in 2009 and agreed to contribute $3 million to fund the program, the lawsuit says.Purdue’s funding, however, didn’t stop researchers at Mass. General from raising concerns about its products. The complaint cites a July 2011 email from Purdue’s then-chief medical officer Craig Landau — who is now the CEO and is a defendant in the lawsuit — flagging a study questioning the use of opioid painkillers for chronic pain that was conducted by Mass. General researchers with Purdue funding. Landau wanted to make sure that any Purdue-funded study supported the use of its medicines.Purdue’s ties to Tufts date back even further, according to the lawsuit. In 1980, three Sacklers donated funding to launch the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. In 1999, the Sacklers gave money to help start the Tufts Masters of Science in Pain Research, Education, and Policy. Through the program, “Purdue got to control research on the treatment of pain coming out of a prominent and respected institution of learning,” the filing states. Purdue employees even taught a Tufts seminar about opioids, and Tufts and its teaching hospital collaborated with Purdue on a publication for patients called “Taking Control of Your Pain.”Purdue also allegedly used Tufts’s ties in Maine as reports about addiction emerged in the state. Tufts ran a residency program in the state, the complaint says, and in 2000 “agreed to help Purdue find doctors to attend an event where Purdue could defend its reputation.”The bulk of the documents cited in the Massachusetts complaint were filed by Purdue in federal court in Ohio as part of a consolidated case involving hundreds of lawsuits filed by states, cities, counties, and tribes against Purdue, other opioid manufacturers, and others in the pharmaceutical industry.Purdue says it produced 45 million pages of documents for the federal court case — known as a multidistrict litigation. In a motion filed last month and in an emergency hearing before the federal judge in Ohio overseeing the MDL, Purdue argued that the details in Massachusetts’s amended complaint were largely drawn from about 500 Purdue documents it had filed on a confidential basis in the federal court. The company’s lawyers argued the rules of confidentiality established in the federal court should apply to Massachusetts’ filing in state court, while state officials say the issue of what should be made public should be decided in state court.Among the records Purdue said last month should remain confidential are those involving the company’s board of directors. Making them public, the company argued, would have a “chilling effect” on corporate governance. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Richard Sackler, who was named president of the company in 1999 before becoming co-chairman in 2003, is singled out in the complaint as particularly domineering as he demanded greater sales. In 2011, he decided to shadow sales reps for a week “to make sure his orders were followed,” the complaint states.Russell Gasdia, then the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, who is also a defendant in the Massachusetts lawsuit, went to Purdue’s chief compliance officer to warn that if Sackler directly promoted opioids, it was “a potential compliance risk.”“LOL,” the compliance officer replied, according to the complaint. Other staff raised concerns, but they ultimately said that “Richard needs to be mum and anonymous” when he went into the field.After the visits to doctors, Richard Sackler claimed that Purdue’s drugs shouldn’t need a legally mandated warning. He wrote in an email cited in the complaint that the warning “implies a danger of untoward reactions and hazards that simply aren’t there.”The following year, Sackler’s pressure on the staff grew so intense that Gasdia asked the CEO to intervene: “Anything you can do to reduce the direct contacts of Richard into the organization is appreciated,” Gasdia wrote in an email cited by the complaint.It apparently didn’t work: The next week, Richard Sackler emailed sales managers to say that U.S. sales were “among the worst” in the world.Sales managers were badgered on nights, weekends, and holidays, according to the filing. The marketing campaigns focused on high-volume doctors, who were visited repeatedly by salespeople, and pushed doctors to prescribe high doses. The demands on sales managers created such a stressful environment that, in 2012, they threatened to fire all sales representatives in the Boston area because of lackluster numbers.The complaint also accuses Purdue of rarely reporting allegedly illegal activity, such as improper prescribing, to government officials when it learned about it. In one 2009 case, a Purdue sales manager wrote to a company official that Purdue was promoting opioids to an illegal pill mill.“I feel very certain this is an organized drug ring,” the employee wrote, adding “Shouldn’t the DEA be contacted about this?” Purdue did nothing for two years, according to the complaint. Secret trove reveals bold ‘crusade’ to make OxyContin a blockbuster Privacy Policy When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.”Five years later, as questions were raised about the risk of addiction and overdoses that came with taking OxyContin and opioid medications, Sackler outlined a strategy that critics have long accused the company of unleashing: divert the blame onto others, particularly the people who became addicted to opioids themselves.“We have to hammer on the abusers in every way possible,” Sackler wrote in an email in February 2001. “They are the culprits and the problem. They are reckless criminals.”advertisement Purdue appeals order to unseal OxyContin records to Kentucky Supreme Court Purdue cemented ties with universities and hospitals to expand opioid sales, documents contend Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe It also said the state attorney general’s office omitted information about the steps Purdue has taken in the past decade to promote safe and appropriate use of opioid medicines.“To distract from these omissions of fact and the other numerous deficiencies of its claims, the Attorney General has cherry-picked from among tens of millions of emails and other business documents produced by Purdue,” the company said. “The complaint is littered with biased and inaccurate characterizations of these documents and individual defendants, often highlighting potential courses of action that were ultimately rejected by the company.”Healey’s office sued Purdue, current and former executives, and members of the Sackler family in June. In December, it filed an amended complaint that was nearly 200 pages longer than the June filing, with more allegations spelled out against the individual defendants. Many of the details were redacted; a portion of them were made public in an updated document filed Tuesday in state court, though much of the complaint is still blacked out.The state’s suit focuses on Purdue’s actions since 2007, when the company and three current and former executives pleaded guilty in federal court to fraudulently marketing OxyContin and the company agreed to pay $600 million in fines. The case is separate from litigation being waged by STAT to obtain sealed Purdue documents in Kentucky, including the only known deposition of Richard Sackler, about the company’s marketing practices in earlier years, which have been blamed for seeding the current opioid addiction crisis.The Massachusetts complaint sketches an image of the Sacklers, as board members, exercising tight control over the company, overseeing the deployment of a phalanx of sales representatives who were pushed to get Purdue medications into more hands, at higher doses, and for longer periods of time. The Sacklers, the complaint states, reaped “billion of dollars,” even as the company blurred the risks of addiction and overdose that came with the drugs. Related: General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. Andrew Joseph Related: By Andrew Joseph Jan. 15, 2019 Reprintslast_img read more

first_imgBurundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts The United NationsThe rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries.Burundi refugees have suffered violations such as arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances, allegedly carried out by the Tanzanian police and intelligence services in cooperation with counterparts in their homeland, they reported.“In addition to the strict encampment policy imposed on them by the Government of Tanzania, Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers now live in fear of being abducted in the middle of the night by Tanzanian security forces and taken to an unknown location or being forcefully returned to Burundi,” the experts said in a statement.Hundreds of thousands of people fled Burundi for neighbouring countries following deadly clashes surrounding the 2015 presidential election. While the worst of the violence has eased, the situation remains fragile, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.Posing as refugees Nearly half of those who escaped, or around 150,000 people, are in Tanzania. The rights experts report that Burundian political opponents have allegedly been tracked among refugees and asylum-seekers there.Burundian intelligence agents, posing as refugees within the camps, are identifying specific individuals who are later arrested by Tanzanian security forces.“The Government of Burundi must stop its repression against its citizens including those seeking international protection in Tanzania,” they said.Forced disappearance, ‘voluntary return’ Burundian refugees have confirmed being taken by Tanzanian police and subjected to enforced disappearance and torture, before being forced to return home or to sign up for “voluntary return”.Some also were interrogated for their supposed affiliation with armed groups, or about their activities in the camps, and even asked for money in order to be released.“We are extremely alarmed by reports that some Burundian refugees have been killed after having been abducted by Tanzanian security forces”, the experts said, adding that fear has driven many refugees to return home.“It is extremely discouraging that since the Government announced in August 2020 that an investigation into the disappearances was underway no results have been made public yet,” the statement concluded. “The Government of Tanzania is aware of the situation and must take all necessary measures to immediately stop and remedy the violations.”UN experts’ role The 12 experts who issued the statement are mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor specific thematic issues, including enforced or voluntary disappearances, arbitrary detention, and torture or other degrading punishment.They serve in their individual capacity and are neither UN staff, nor are they paid by the Organization. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:asylum, Burundi, council, detention, election, Government, Human Rights, intelligence, investigation, police, refugees, security, Tanzania, Torture, UN, violencelast_img read more

first_imgNew Innovation Hub To Create Sustainable Future Today VIC PremierTraditional Owners will collaborate with Victoria University researchers on sustainable water and waste schemes at an innovative new hub, funded by the Andrews Labor Government.Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney was joined by Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas in launching the $7 million Sustainable Futures Innovation Hub at the Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre in Werribee.The Hub is a program of research projects promoting cleaner and greener practices in the water, construction and packaging industries.Researchers and student interns will collaborate with Wadawurrung, Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people and the local community through Next Generation Water Management to learn how to catch, store and use water from the new Wunggurrwil Dhurrung Centre, as well as observing the local river system to help inform future development and infrastructure projects.The Hub will also be a place for the research and development of responsible packaging – for example bio-packaging created from agricultural waste or pavement created from recycled plastic and glass.Researchers hope to deliver smart-tech solutions to help with the transition of the construction industry, for example cost-effective tools for quality control, health and safety inspections during building rectification works. The Hub will create 13 new jobs and extend the roles of almost two existing staff members.The Labor Government contributed $4.9 million to the project in a joint effort by Victoria University, with in-kind contributions from research partners.It is one of many pitches from universities to the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund, which was developed in response to the significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sector.The unprecedented $350 million Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund is supporting universities with capital works, research infrastructure projects and applied research focused on boosting Victoria’s productivity and economy as the state recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.As stated by Minister for Higher Education and Training and Skills Gayle Tierney“This is exactly the type of project that we are proud to support as part of our record investment in the skills and training sector – ensuring Victoria emerges even stronger from the pandemic.”As stated by Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas“The Hub will provide a home for sustainable innovation, opportunities to collaborate across research, industry and the community and ultimately bolster our economy.” As stated by Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker“This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work with the Victorian Government and our partners in the west and beyond to create a brighter future – using sustainable solutions to complex problems.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, construction industry, coronavirus, education, Government, health and safety, infrastructure, innovation, Investment, Professor, Skills, sustainable, university, Victoria, Victoria University, water managementlast_img read more

first_img First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending Videos “No need to tell you that this type of boat requires a vehicle with a greater towing capacity than this small car,” the posting reads in French. Yet there always does seem to be a need for this type of public service announcement. The scenario brings to mind the time a mid-2000s Chevrolet Silverado was busted by police pulling a 53-foot semi trailer in Ontario. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A tiny Toyota Echo pulls a massive pontoon boat  Gatineau Police / Facebook Ontario driver ticketed for towing 53-foot semi-trailer with Chevy Silverado Indeed, that is a Toyota Echo – a vehicle discontinued nearly 20 years ago because it was too small to be a useful sedan in North America – towing a “gigantesque” pontoon boat. But what the car lacked in towing capacity the driver made up for in audacity.  The car appears to be outfitted with a trunk-mounted bike rack as well, which seems a little silly. Because couldn’t you just carry the bikes in the boat? Trending in Canada Police in Gatineau, Quebec want to remind drivers that they are responsible not only for the safety and security of the vehicles they’re behind the wheel of, but also everything that vehicle is towing, too. That should go without saying, but it just doesn’t, folks. And scenes like this one posted to the Quebec city’s police force’s Facebook page makes me wonder if it ever will go without saying.  RELATED Shame! Porsche driver busted towing hot tub on slapdash wooden cart advertisementcenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSEchoToyotaSedanCompactNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesOntarioOttawaSafetycompactEntertainmentGatineaulocalNon-LuxuryOttawaQuebectowing COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

first_imgBreakfast No. 4:Fruit smoothie:                                                                       Protein: 20 g1 cup organic vanilla soymilk                                                  Fat: 9 g1 cup frozen mixed berries                                                     Sat Fat: 1 g1 banana, sliced                                                                     Carbohydrate: 67 g1 Tbsp. whey or vegan protein powder                                  Fiber: 16 g1 Tbsp. chia or flax seeds (ground)                                        Calcium: 398 mg½ cup ice cubes                                                                      1 tsp honey (optional)Blend until smooth and enjoy!About the expertReagan studied for her RDN at the University of Northern Colorado and received her Masters in Counseling from Boston University. Her favorite thing about working at Wardenburg is getting the chance to do what she loves and feels passionate about. She loves helping students better understand the relationship between the food they eat and the way they feel physically, mentally and emotionally. The students she works with inspire her daily with their life stories, struggles and accomplishments.Wardenburg Health Services offers nutrition counseling services as well as free consultations at the Nutrition Resource Clinic. Find more information online at: http://www.colorado.edu/health/nutrition. Breakfast No. 2:Egg sandwich:                                                                        Protein: 29 g1 poached egg                                                                        Fat: 13 g1 slice low-fat cheddar cheese                                               Sat Fat: 4 g1 slice turkey or ham (2 oz.)                                                    Carbohydrate: 56 g1 whole wheat English Muffin                                                 Fiber: 8 g                                                                                                Calcium: 202 mg1 banana on the side Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Jane Reagan, registered dietitian at Wardenburg Health Services We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal, but what does that mean when it comes to how our brains function throughout the day? Jane Reagan, a registered dietitian at Wardenburg Health Services, offers tips on how eating breakfast can improve brain function and shares a few breakfast recipes to try.How does eating breakfast affect learning and memory?Cognitive function and memory improve as a result of people having breakfast. Studies have shown that when people eat breakfast, things like concentration, memory, and energy all improve, making them more alert as well.The reason that food makes a difference is that when someone hasn’t eaten all night, they’ve fasted for 10-12 hours and they typically have lower blood sugar levels. Eating first thing in the morning raises blood sugar levels and keeps it steady, which can improve mood and help people have more energy.What kind of food do you recommend people start their days off with?It’s important, whenever possible, that breakfast includes adequate fiber, a fruit or vegetable, calcium, protein and a whole grain. Having a balance by getting all of these nutrients is really going to make people feel better.Protein is part of so many different processes in our bodies; it’s part of every enzyme, it’s part of every hormone, you help build muscle with protein and so making sure that that is part of breakfast is important. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of neurotransmitters in our brains that help us feel more alert, happy and relaxed. So protein is definitely a must-have component.Having a carbohydrate source, such as whole grain cereals, oatmeal, cream of wheat or whole grain bread that has more fiber in it is also important and helps sustain energy for longer periods of time. Jane says that fiber is really important because it also keeps blood sugar steady and helps keep people fuller longer.Vitamin Bs and Cs are great to include in breakfast because they play a part in building neurotransmitters in our brains and can be found in grains and fruits. Choline, which helps with the creation of memory cells, is another nutrient that can be included in breakfast, and can be found in egg yolks.Easy breakfast recipesBreakfast No. 1:½ whole grain bagel or gluten free bagel                              Protein: 15 g1 tbsp. All natural peanut or other nut butter                       Fat: 10g                                                                                              Sat Fat: 3 g1 cup of blueberries and sliced strawberries                        Carbohydrate: 74 g6 oz. of reduced-fat vanilla yogurt or coconut yogurt           Fiber: 8.5 g                                                                                              Calcium: 274 mgcenter_img Published: Sept. 21, 2016 Breakfast No. 3:¾ cup steel cut oats                                                             Protein: 29 g½ cup 2% milk or almond milk                                             Fat: 14 g1 Tbsp. slivered almonds or walnuts                                    Sat Fat: 2.7 g1 tsp brown sugar                                                                 Carbohydrate: 65 g                                                                                              Fiber: 11.4 g1 apple                                                                                  Calcium: 226 mg2 vegetarian sausage patties Categories:Healthy BuffsCampus Communitylast_img read more

first_imgHomeBriefsThe Maiden Factor Sep. 07, 2019 at 5:10 amBriefsEventsNewsThe Maiden FactorGuest Author2 years agocalifornia yacht clubsea goingThe Maiden FactorTracy Edwards Join fellow racing enthusiasts and fans of sea going adventure on Friday, September 13, 7:30 p.m. at California Yacht Club for a fascinating presentation by Tracy Edwards,  who will talk about Maiden, the iconic yacht which carried the first all-female crew around the world with Tracy as their skipper. ‘Maiden” is also the title of the highly praised documentary currently in theaters.  Tracy will also discuss the film and  the historic entry in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race, as well as The Maiden Factor.The Maiden Factor is a social enterprise dedicated to the empowerment of women through equality.  The Maiden Factor will utilize Maiden, during a two-year world tour, to raise awareness of and funds for the rights of women and the education of girls everywhere.Maiden, the yacht , will be at CYC early September; stay tuned for their open boat, when members can view Maiden and meet some of the crew.Presentation 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations requested, [email protected] Open to all who enjoy yachting and adventure. As a public service of CYC. California Yacht Club 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 310 823-4567Submitted by Ira TellerTags :california yacht clubsea goingThe Maiden FactorTracy Edwardsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentUS health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warningLa Bohème: an LA Opera Multimedia TalkYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agolast_img read more

first_img Previous ArticleFrance to open frequencies for 5G pilotsNext ArticlePlay lines up Virgin Media Poland purchase AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 JAN 2018 Related Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more LG Electronics is reported to have delayed the launch of its next flagship smartphone after management ordered a revision of the device.It had been expected – although not confirmed – the device would make its debut at Mobile World Congress 2018 in February alongside new flagships from Samsung and Huawei. However, The Investor said the decision was taken to “review the new product from scratch”, citing a company source.It was suggested LG had not been able to find a strong selling point for G7: the device was expected to feature an edge-to-edge screen and front-facing dual camera.Comments made by Jo Seong-jin, CEO of LG Electronics, at CES 2018 earlier this month, indicated the company would release new devices “when it is needed”, rather than sticking with a regular schedule. In addition to a G series launch in the first half of the year, LG typically also launches a V series smartphone in H2, giving it a twice-a-year flagship launch schedule.It was also mooted it may rebrand its high-end phones.Of course, while LG’s flagships have often been well received and, as with the ill-fated G5, innovative, it has been a long time since the company saw any real profitability from the unit. With this in mind, a reduction in spending would seem to make some sense.The Investor said LG’s Mobile unit was “degraded to a vice president-led unit” in 2017. KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move LG plays to next-gen features in latest flagship HomeDevicesNews LG holds off on G7 launchcenter_img Steve Costello Author Qualcomm strikes LG patent deal following spat Devices Tags LGlast_img read more

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first_img‘ Published on September 12, 2020 The Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Former Springbok captain Victor Matfield says the team will be boosted by continuity in the coaching staff going into next year’s British & Irish Lions series.Matfield – the record holder for the longest Test career and most Springbok caps – was part of the squad that played in the previous series against the Lions in South Africa.REMINDER: Register for interest in tickets for the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa to qualify for the ballotThe Springboks would claim a 2-1 series win after winning the first Tests in Durban and Pretoria before going down in the final match in Johannesburg, with Matfield starting in all three Tests.Speaking during the latest episode of the SA Rugby podcast, Matfield recalled the Lions series as one of the most special in his long career.‘A lot of people talk about [how special] World Cups [are] – I played in four World Cups, but I only faced the Lions once, so it’s really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something you don’t want to miss,’ Matfield said.‘Playing the British & Irish Lions is just huge. Going into that first week, I remember all the media conferences, all the hype and all the talk – they talked themselves up and we got very excited to get stuck into them. It was just fantastic playing against them.‘When they came here in 2009, it was the world champions against the Lions, and next year it will be the same again. In 2007, we beat England in the Rugby World Cup final, and the Springboks did it last year too, so I think the buildup to the Test series is going to be amazing.’ALSO READ: Last chance for B&I Lions tour ticketsThe Springboks have had a disrupted first year under new head coach Jacques Nienaber, who succeeded Rassie Erasmus after serving as his assistant coach,  as the Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc with the Test rugby calendar.However, Matfield said the team would have the benefit of continuity in their coaching staff, especially when compared to the 2007 World Cup-winning Springboks.‘Back in 2008, Peter de Villiers took over from Jake White, so we had to take a year to get used to a new way of doing things.‘But with the current team, I think things will stay pretty much the same – they will keep doing the things they’ve done under Rassie [Erasmus], the way they approach the game will be the same and I think the guys will be ready.’Taking the lessons from the 2019 World Cup, Matfield said that the battle of the packs could be a decisive element between the two teams in 2021, just as it was in the World Cup final between the Springboks and England.‘Just look at what happened at the World Cup last year – England’s forwards smashed the All Blacks in the semi-final and New Zealand could not play their normal attacking brand, that everyone expected of them, because they got dominated on the gainline,’ Matfield explained.‘Then England went into the final against us, and their forward pack failed to get the upper hand against our pack – the Springbok forwards actually killed them up front.‘It just goes to show, once you get front-foot ball, your forwards will decide the pace of the game and most of the time you will dominate the game as well.‘The Lions will come here with a big, strong pack but we’ve got unbelievable forwards, most of them still pretty young, and they’ve got all the knowledge, so it’s going to be a great series.’FOURIE DU PREEZ: It’s going to be better than any other seriesPhoto: David Rodgers/Getty Images Posted in Lions Tour, Springboks, Top headlines Victor Matfield Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? 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