Researchers from California and Spain have concluded that regular peanut consumption improves cholesterol levels and contributes to heart health, following data collated from 25 nut consumption trials across seven countries.A total of 583 men and women took part in the trials, which revealed that people with higher levels of ’bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (blood fats) and those consuming poorer-quality diets, would gain the greatest benefit from regular nut consumption, according to the researchers.The studies showed those consuming the nuts frequently about 67g per day reduced their total cholesterol by 5.1% and LDL by 7.4%. Their ratio of LDL to ’good’ HDL cholesterol also changed by 8.3% in a favourable direction.Dr Joan Sabaté from Loma Linda University, California, lead investigator for the study, recently published in Archives of Internal Medicine, said: “Results of this study provide the best evidence yet that eating nuts reduces LDL cholesterol and improves the blood lipids profile. So a simple change of eating nuts regularly can make a big difference to people’s health.”Ellen Mason, a senior cardiac nurse with the British Heart Foundation, said that adding nuts in place of saturated fats could help to improve cholesterol levels for many people.
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On Sunday night, moe. returned to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California, for their fourth show in a row at Phil Lesh’s astounding musical mecca. moe.’s first three shows of the weekend were held indoors in the Grate Room, and Sunday’s grand finale was an outdoor event at Terrapin’s Beach Park, with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band co-headlining the event.For their performance, moe. threw down classic cuts “Sensory Deprivation Bank”, “Moth”, and “Buster”, with the set highlighted by “Tambourine”, which was last played April 28th, 2017. To close out Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band’s jam-packed set that ended the night, all five members of moe. joined Phil and company onstage for a massive encore of “Down By The River”, “Deal”, and “The Weight”.You can check out select videos from Sunday’s show below, plus check out a gallery of photos, courtesy of Paul Citone.“Deal”[Video: nowiknowuryder]“The Weight” [Video: nowiknowuryder]Setlist: moe. | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 07/01/2018Set: Seat Of My Pants > Sensory Deprivation Bank > Defrost > Akimbo, Moth > Brent Black, Tambourine#, Happy Hour Hero, Downward Facing Dog, Jazz Wank > BusterEncore: Immigrant Song# – Last Time Played – April 28, 2017Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 07/01/2018Set: Dear Mr. Fantasy, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Bertha, West L.A. Fadeaway, Jack Straw, Alligator, Wharf Rat > The Wheel > Cumberland Blues, Liberty, New Speedway BoogieEncore (w/ moe.): Down By The River, Deal, The WeightPhil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and moe. | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 07/01/2018 | Photo: Paul Citone Load remaining images Photo: Paul Citone
Vermont Public Radio,The former president of Vermont Public Radio has been hired to lead the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The Board of Directors of the MPBN announced Tuesday that it had chosen Mark Vogelzang as its new President and CEO. Vogelzang will be in charge of both public radio and television. In Vermont, public television is a separate entity.Vogelzang, 56, is a veteran of public broadcasting, having served most recently as station manager at WBFO-FM, Buffalo’s NPR member station, where he helped facilitate a merger to be completed in 2012 between WBFO and WNED in western New York.Vogelzang was also president of Vermont Public Radio (VPR) for 16 years, from 1993 to 2009, where he helped the organization complete a $10 million endowment campaign and created two regional networks – one that carries news, information and cultural programming and another devoted to classical music and the arts. He was elected to NPR’s Board of Directors for seven years (2001-2008), and served as the Executive Director (Interim) of the NPR Foundation for most of 2009, overseeing the foundation’s entire fundraising operation.Like its Maine counterpart at MPBN, VPR is a statewide network in a largely rural state with a relatively small population, and the similarities in the challenges faced by each played a key role in his selection, according to MPBN Board Chair Henry “Hank” Schmelzer.”Mark’s long tenure as the leader of a statewide public media network in northern New England with a roughly equal number of stations, individual donors and corporate supporters,” said Schmelzer, “combined with his deep knowledge of non-profit fundraising, makes him the ideal candidate to lead MPBN into the future.”When he takes over as the head of MPBN in January, Vogelzang will replace Jim Dowe, who has been MPBN’s President and CEO since April 2006 and who last spring announced his plans to retire at the end of this year.Prior to leading VPR, Vogelzang worked as Program Director and Radio Manager at WHYY in Philadelphia, helping Terry Gross with the national launch of “Fresh Air” and assisting colleagues with national television productions, and led a major format change in Philadelphia public radio in the early 90’s.Vogelzang received his BA degree from Dordt College in Iowa, where he also began his public radio career at the campus radio station. He and his wife Rhonda have 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Maine Public Broadcasting NetworkThe Maine Public Broadcasting Network was formed in 1992 through the merger of the educational radio and television stations provided by the University of Maine System and WCBB public television operated by Colby,Bates and Bowdoin Colleges. The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is an independently owned and operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with office and studio locations in Bangor, Lewiston and Portland, Maine. MPBN operates seven radio and five TV stations. (Lewiston, Maine) MPBN 11.29.2011
NAFCU lobbyists will closely monitor Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s testimony before House and Senate committees this week on the presidents’ fiscal 2018 budget and tax reform and any potential impacts on credit unions.Mnuchin will testify before the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday on the president’s budget. On Thursday, he will go before the Senate Finance Committee to discuss the president’s 2018 budget for Treasury and on strategies for tax reform.NAFCU continues to tout the importance of protecting the credit union tax exemption. NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt highlighted the value of the tax exemption to the economy at large in a letter to House Ways and Means leaders last week. She also highlighted an independent study NAFCU commissioned earlier this year, which showed the benefit to U.S. consumers from the tax exemption is $16 billion per year. This adds up to $159 in growth over a 10-year period.Today, the Senate Banking Committee will vote on nominations to Treasury positions, including assistant secretary, under secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, and assistant secretary for terrorist financing. Today also brings two House Ways and Means Committee hearings on combating identity theft and increasing U.S. competitiveness. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
A great kick or punt returner needs great speed and vision. University of Wisconsin freshman David Gilreath not only possesses these qualities, but he also provides the Badgers with a threat they haven’t had since Brandon Williams roamed the field.This week, Gilreath was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against The Citadel last Saturday. During the game, he had 154 all-purpose yards, including a punt return that was almost run back for a touchdown. He averaged 14.8 yards per punt return and 24 yards per kick return this season.On top of the weekly honor, Gilreath was also the first true freshman to be named Big Ten Player of the Week since Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne did it in 1996. While proud of his achievement, Gilreath was quick to point out he was not the only player on special teams making the plays, attributing good blocking to his success.”It’s cool, but I got a long ways to go to be up there at his level. But it’s a pleasure to get that award right now and to get some Big Ten recognition,” Gilreath said. “Right now, I have to recognize the other 10 guys out there that are blocking for me, and they did a good job. I just ran.”Gilreath’s presence on special teams provides more than a scoring threat. Each good return sets up the offense with good field position.This was evident against The Citadel, when the UW offense average starting field position was its own 40-yard line. In recent years, the Badgers have struggled in the return game, hitting a low point last year, averaging only 6.6 yards per punt return in 2006.With Gilreath returning kicks, it makes the offense’s job a lot easier.”Any time we are talking field position, it certainly helps the offense. That’s the great thing about special teams,” offensive coordinator Paul Chryst said.”I think he had 200-some yards of total offense. We played on some short fields, and that sure is nice. Last year, we were backed up [a lot].”The risk of having a punt or kickoff returned for a touchdown puts a lot of pressure on not only the opposing coverage team, but the kicker as well. Many special teams coaches advise their kicker or punter to try and pin the ball against the sideline or simply kick the ball in the end zone.”Obviously, when you are playing a good returner, it puts that much more pressure on a kicker,” Wisconsin kicker Taylor Mehlhaff said. “As a punter, you obviously want to hang it up there a little longer and have as much hang time as possible to get your return guys down there. Also, a lot of times we are trying to pin them in the corner and doing some directional kicking.”There is more to Gilreath’s game than just the return side. As a prep out of New Hope, Minn., Gilreath captured headlines as a wide receiver — earning first-team all-state honors as a junior and second-team all-state as a senior. Gilreath also played track and baseball.In his short time on campus, Gilreath has proven to be an offensive threat, as well. While he still is searching for his first catch, Chryst has utilized Gilreath on wide receiver reverses, adding another element of surprise to the smash-mouth offense that Wisconsin is known for and keeping defenses honest when in the game.Standing a slender 5 feet, 11 inches tall, Gilreath’s small stature could have been seen by some as an issue for him. But what he lacks in size, the freshman wideout makes up for with sprinter’s speed. In fact, Gilreath tries to model himself after Cal speedster DeSean Jackson.”That’s my guy,” Gilreath said. “He’s about my size and does some amazing things out there. That’s the guy that I watch out there.”What most true freshmen find most difficult to adjust to in the college game is the speed. Players are faster. Plays happen quicker. But Gilreath admits it wasn’t the speed of the game that got to him when he first took the field; instead it’s nerves.”I’m just running as fast as I can, and I don’t even think about it. I guess it is slowing down a little bit,” Gilreath said. “I think what you do is you calm down. Your head is spinning and everything when you first go out there, but now … I’ve played this game and everything before.”Saturday night against Iowa, Gilreath will have to prove he can play on a bigger stage than he is used to. He will go from playing under the “Friday Night Lights” to playing a night game at Camp Randall.Gilreath admits he has never had an experience equivalent to playing at a game in such a charged atmosphere.”Practicing out there is really fun under the lights, but you don’t get a game-time experience,” Gilreath said.
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21 January 2008The Philippines, second in the 2005 Women’s World Cup of Golf, made a single but massive step forward in the 2008 edition of the event at Sun City on Sunday when they held off South Korea to win the title by two strokes.The two countries entered the final round tied for the lead but, after the Koreans had moved one ahead after 14 holes, the Philippines finished strongly, ending on 18-under-par 198, with South Korea completing the competition on 16-under 200.Dorothy Delasin, playing alongside Jennifer Rosales, was outstanding under pressure; she birdied the final four holes to lift the pair to a final round of seven-under-par 65 in the final day’s betterball competition.Shredded the courseThe South Koreans excelled on the opening day, also played in the betterball format, shredding the normally unforgiving Gary Player Country Club course with a superb 11-under-par 61 to lead by one shot from France, three from Canada, and four from the Philippines, pre-tournament favourites Sweden, and the USA.Hosts South Africa managed a four-under-par 68, leaving the pair of Ashleigh Simon and Laurette Maritz tied for thirteenth, seven shots off the pace.The second day featured foursomes and the Philippines made their move up the leaderboard by posting a four-under-par 68, the best round of the day.Taiwan carded a three-under 69, with Wales the only other nation to finish under par, with a one-under 71. South Africa was one of three teams to go around in level-par 72, along with South Korea and Japan.Triple-bogeyThe Koreans were cruising along, heading for another sub-par round when it all went wrong for them on the 17th as they carded a nasty triple-bogey, thus allowing the Philippines to move up to challenge for the title.The fancied Swedes and Americans struggled and both tumbled down the standings as they limped around the course with rounds of 76 and 77 respectively.Heading into the final day, it was the Philippines and South Korea in the lead on 11-under-par 133, followed by Taiwan, two shots back. Canada, after a round of one-over 73 was alone in fourth on seven-under 137, followed by France, Wales, and Japan on six-under. Home favourites’ South Africa were on four-under-par 140.While the Philippines finished in style to capture the title, the Japanese matched their effort with a final round of 65 to make up three shots on Taiwan and tie for third on 13-under-par 203.Excellent South African effortSouth Africa turned in the third best effort of the day with a six-under 66 which propelled the hosts into a share of sixth, along with Canada and Wales, on 10-under-par 206. France sneaked in ahead of the trio by one shot after posting a five-under 65.It was an encouraging showing by the home country as Simon and Maritz achieved their best finish yet in the tournament. Their sixth-place result put them ahead of defending champions Paraguay (ninth), the USA (10th), and the favourites Sweden (14th).Final Leaderboard 1. Philippines 198, -182. South Korea 200, -163. Japan 203, -133. Taiwan 203, -135. France 205, -116. South Africa 206, -106. Canada 206, -106. Wales 206, -109. Paraguay 207, -910. Scotland 208, -810. United States 208, -812. Brazil 210, -612. China 210, -614. Sweden 212, -415. England 213, -316. Italy 217, +116. Spain 217, +118. Australia 218, +218. Germany 218, +220. India 229, +13 Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Even before the partnership was set, though, some athletes from Pancrase have already competed in ONE with former World champions Daichi Abe and Kazuki Tokudome having fought under ONE’s banner.Yuya Wakamatsu, a Pancrase World flyweight champion, will face Demetrious Johnson in the upcoming ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.“We believe this partnership is the start of a long-term relationship with ONE Championship, and we look forward to shaping the future of martial arts both in and outside Japan together,” said Pancrase President Masakazu Sakai.ADVERTISEMENT As part of the partnership, Pancrase athletes will compete in the ONE stage and also take part in the ONE Warrior Series.Selected Pancrase amateur athletes will also receive an opportunity to train at Evolve MMA in Singapore for a year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Following our partnership with Shooto, ONE Championship is excited to offer the same opportunity to Pancrase athletes and World champions to compete on the world’s largest stage for martial arts,” said ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.“We are fully committed to developing Japan’s martial arts ecosystem from the amateur up to the professional level. Our partnership with Pancrase once again marks the world’s top martial arts organizations coming together to create a new era of martial arts in Japan,” added Sityodtong. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Nutrition hall for PH national athletes now open Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship continued strengthening its reach in the mixed martial arts world.Following a partnership with Shooto this January, ONE has now partnered with Japanese promotion Pancrase.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments
On Thursday night, the head coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team, Jurgen Klinsmann, decided he would not be taking Landon Donovan to the 2014 World Cup. Given that Donovan is one of the most decorated and long-standing soccer players in U.S. history, the news came as a shock to many American soccer fans.But for those who follow the sport closely, Donovan’s omission from the roster wasn’t so surprising. Klinsmann and Donovan got off to a rocky start in 2011, when Klinsmann first took the head coaching job and Donovan decided to take a break from soccer. Since then, Donovan has been working to get back into Klinsmann’s player pool, but nagging injuries sidelined him for much of 2013. At age 32, Donovan appeared to have lost some of his pace and ability to finish. Since scoring Oct. 6 of last year, he has taken 32 shots with the LA Galaxy and men’s national team, but he hasn’t scored a goal.Similarly, over the past three years, all of Donovan’s offensive statistics have been declining: goals, assists, expected goals and passing expected assists. (ESPN TruMedia does not have data available before the 2012 Major League Soccer season for these statistics. Passing expected assists are a measure of how many goals we’d expect his passes to generate based on where players received the ball and other context.) Donovan’s most recent performance makes a clear case against sending him to the World Cup.Klinsmann’s detractors are probably clinging to the memory of Donovan’s storied stoppage-time finish against Algeria at the 2010 World Cup, which sent the U.S. out of the group stage. No U.S. player has performed as well as Donovan in the past three World Cups in terms of goals scored (five), and he improved his ability to create scoring chances, complete passes and assists in each subsequent World Cup he played in.No longer finishing goals himself, the best reason to include Donovan on the squad in Brazil is probably his ability to create scoring chances for other people. Since the start of 2013, Donovan created 36 scoring chances in 12 games for the men’s national team — 15 more than any player going to Brazil.But four years is a long time, and a lot has changed for Donovan and soccer in the U.S. People expect something of the men’s national team this summer; simply qualifying for the tournament is no longer a point of pride. In previous World Cups, coaches might have taken a player along for his leadership qualities or experience, but Klinsmann has made it clear that a 32-year-old in bad form is not worth any amount of intangible qualities.It will be difficult to know whether Klinsmann made the right decision until June 26, when the U.S. finishes the group stage of the tournament. Because of Donovan’s name recognition and fan following, his absence might hurt World Cup viewership in the U.S. But the fact that the men’s national team is finally bigger than one player is great news for soccer in America.