Indiana programs can help prevent and control diabetes

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 11 percent of Indiana residents have Type II diabetes, and during American Diabetes Month in November health experts are spreading the word about the importance of prevention.Laura Heinrich, section director of the Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Program at the Indiana State Department of Health, says 500,000 Indianans have diabetes, and the toll on health can be significant.“If not taken care of, this disease can lead to multiple complications anywhere from the heart, the kidney, the feet, and the eye,” says Heinrich. “We need to raise awareness of both the control of diabetes and the prevention of diabetes.”Heinrich says about 95 percent of people with diabetes have Type II, which healthier lifestyle choices, better nutrition, and physical activity can help prevent. If current trends don’t change, estimates put the number of Americans with diabetes as high as 30 percent by 2050.Those most at risk of getting diabetes include people 45 and older, as well as those who are overweight, inactive, and have an unhealthy diet. Heinrich says lifestyle interventions can make a big difference.“If you’re overweight, lose five to seven percent of your current weight and become more physically active,” she says. “Just include 30 minutes of activity a day. By doing those simple things and continuing to do it over time your health improves and your risk of getting diabetes decreases.”Heinrich says with weight loss alone, a person can decrease their chances of getting diabetes by 58 percent.Hospitals and community health centers throughout Indiana offer diabetes education and support programs to help people prevent and manage the disease.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

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Lionel Messi’s FB post on Israel-Gaza conflict stirs controversy

first_imgThe four-year-old Palestinian boy Daniel Tregerman was killed by a mortar fired from GazaSoccer star Lionel Messi has been dragged into the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, two weeks after the Argentinian wrote in a Facebook post that he was “deeply saddened” by the loss of young lives with a photo of an injured Palestinian boy.Israeli social media users have exhorted Messi to acknowledge the death of Daniel Tregerman, a four-year-old Messi fan who was killed yesterday by a mortar fired from Gaza.”As a father and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, I am terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between Israel and Palestine, where violence has already claimed so many young lives and to injure countless children,” Messi wrote in his Facebook post.Tregerman was the first Israeli child to be killed since the beginning of the Operation Protective Edge on July 8.Messi also plays for the Qatar Airways-sponsored FC Barcelona.Daniel’s images on social media show him wearing a Messi jersey.Daniel Tregerman was the first Israeli child to be killed since the beginning of the Operation Protective Edge on July 8Seeking a response from Messi, Israelis shared photos of the four-year-old in his Messi jersey, and tagged the soccer player.”Hey Leo Messi, take a look at that boy, wearing the national jersey of the best player in the world,” Liran Cohen wrote in a Facebook post yesterday, tagging Messi and FC Barcelona.By LiranCohenHey #LeoMessi,Take a look at that boy, Daniel Tregerman, wearing the national jersey of the best p… pic.twitter.com/YCAMxEKwHfadvertisement FC Barcelona (@BarcelonaFC_Pic) August 23, 2014On Twitter, Leor Vaknin, along with many other Israelis, shared photos of Tregerman, also making sure to tag [email protected] Thought you should know this 4yr old fan of yours was killed in Israel today by a rocket from Gaza.. pic.twitter.com/Yg57akXX2x Leor Vaknin (@leor9000) August 22, 2014″Daniel was killed by a terror organisation your team’s #1 sponsors is sponsoring,” a post read.”The mortar that killed Tregerman was fired by Hamas, the terrorist organisation that rules Gaza.The Strip has been a recipient of generous donations from Qatar”, said another.At least 2,097 Palestinians have been killed while on the Israeli side 68 people have died so far.last_img read more

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TFA Internships

first_imgAre you an innovative student, looking to make a positive contribution and receive some valuable experience in a fast-paced sporting environment? Are you looking for a thrilling step ahead in your career, in what will arguably be ‘Australia’s largest sporting community’? Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the Touch Football Australia Student Internship Program in our National Office in Canberra (Deakin). The TFA Student Internship Program provides paid and unpaid placement opportunities for students undertaking tertiary studies either through University or Vocational Education Institutions. A summary of the 2014 TFA Work Experience roles available immediately and throughout next year can be found in the attachments below. Applications close Friday, 11 July 2014. Related Filestfa_eoi_application_form_03-docxtfa_internship_program_promotion_national_positions_descriptions_june_01-pdftfa_internship_program_promotion_national_positions_june14_01-pdfRelated LinksTFA Internshipslast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yet

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling says it’s too soon to be compared with the game’s greats.Sterling admits he needs to perform consistently at the elite level of the game to regarded among the best.He told 360 Sport: “To be compared to some of the best players in the world you have to be winning the biggest and best competitions, that’s the Premier League, the Champions League, and also stuff for your country. So, until that day you can’t think that’s it. You have to be aiming for that.“I feel I’ve got a long way to go to be the complete player. I feel I will be a complete player when I win the Premier League again, the Champions League and everything else.“That’s the level you have got to get to when you are playing at the highest level. Just scoring goals ain’t enough, it’s about scoring goals to win the biggest competitions.“The Champions League is one for sure. It’s still early in the season, but if we want to be among the best teams in the world, these are the things you have to do and win, compete on those aspects.“Everything is set up perfectly here to win things. You have got one of the best [training] facilities in the world, best managers in the world and great players around you. So what more do you need than that?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Governance in reverse gear when Congress is in power Modi

first_imgJamui (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, saying governance goes into reverse gear when the grand old party and its allies are in power. Addressing an election rally in Jamui where LJP leader Chirag Paswan, son of party president Ram Vilas Paswan, is in the fray, Modi accused the Congress of having neglected B R Ambedkar like no other party did. He also claimed that his rivals were spreading the canard that the BJP, if voted to power again, will do away with reservations for the backward classes. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Governance goes into reverse gear when the Congress and its allies are in power. Terrorism, prices, violence, corruption, black money rise when Congress is in power; the country’s prosperity, its credibility, the morale of the armed forces, respect for honesty decline,” he said. He accused the Congress of having done everything to “defeat” Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution. “The Congress did everything possible to have Babasaheb defeated. It conspired to have his momory erased from the public mind. The ‘family’ remembered honouring its own members with Bharat Ratna but forgot Ambedkar,” the prime minister said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday He said it was because of the BJP’s efforts that Ambedkar was bestowed the highest civilian award years after his death. Claiming that his detractors were spreading the rumour that the BJP will do away with quotas in government jobs and educational institutions if voted to power again, Modi declared, “Nobody can even touch reservations for the backward classes.” “We introduced 10 per cent quota for the economically backward people among the unreserved category…we did it without causing strife in society,” he said.last_img read more

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Sheila Manifesto full of hollow promises

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit said ‘the BJP manifesto was full of hollow promises and false claims without having any substance that would be beneficial to the people.Dikshit said that the emptiness of the BJP manifesto was evident from the reaction of senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi, who was involved in the framing of the BJP manifesto in 2014, who asked about how many marks he would give to the Modi Government’s performance in the last five years, he replied that he could give marks “only if there was something written on the copybook”, which clearly proves that Modi’s performance in the last five years was only “non-performance”, and the manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections does not have a single meaningful, doable promise, as it was full of “jumlevaji”. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi Congress chief Dikshit said that the people of the country have now fully understood Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s falsehood and his bundle of lies, and the voters have now lost all faith in him, and his hollow promises. She added that the trust that the people had reposed in the BJP to deliver in 2014 had been completely shattered as the Modi Government could not fulfill even a single promise, and betrayed the people. Dikshit said that the people of the country would not believe in a single promise of the BJP manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as the report card of the Modi Government in the last five years has been a big zero.last_img read more

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Congress dismantled idea of Narendra Modi Rahul Gandhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed that the Congress has managed to dismantle the idea of Narendra Modi in the past five years. He also mocked the prime minister for holding his first press conference just days before polling ends. BJP chief Amit Shah and Modi held a press conference at the party headquarters at the same time when Gandhi addressed the media at the Congress head office. “Why did the prime minister not accept my challenge for a debate on the Rafale issue,” asked Gandhi. Answering a question, he asserted that the philosophy of Shah and Modi cannot be the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi also said that the Election Commission’s role in these polls has been “biased” and it has issued orders keeping in mind Modi’s schedule.last_img read more

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How Optimism May Have Led The Nuggets To Fire Coach Brian Shaw

In a bit of not-very-surprising news, the Denver Nuggets announced Tuesday that they fired head coach Brian Shaw after fewer than two full seasons at the team’s helm and with a winning percentage below .400.According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Shaw was fired in part because he lost the Nuggets’ locker room. “He really never connected with these guys,” Broussard said in a television interview Tuesday. In an ESPN.com story, Ramona Shelburne reported that Shaw had complained to management about the “maturity and professionalism” of a few of Denver’s players. So certainly Shaw’s relationship with his roster didn’t help his chances of remaining the team’s coach. But our research has also found that performance relative to expectations is a major determinant of whether an NBA coach can keep his job. And in Shaw’s case, he might have been undone by unrealistic expectations before the start of the season.Back on Oct. 10, the sportsbook Bovada released its over-under win totals for the 2014-15 NBA season, and Denver was listed with an expectation of 41.5 wins. That wasn’t out of step with other preseason Vegas odds. On Oct. 1, the Westgate casino pegged the Nuggets’ over-under at 40.5 wins. And the online book Bwin listed 44.5 as the team’s over-under in August. The prevailing wisdom of Vegas seemed to call for Denver to finish around .500 this season.Instead, the team is on pace for about 28 wins — whether you look at our power ratings or Basketball-Reference.com’s season simulator. Our model predicts that such a performance in the face of a 42-win Vegas over-under will get a coach fired about 68 percent of the time. In that light, it seems neither surprising nor unjust that Shaw was given the ax.But the advanced stats weren’t nearly as high on Denver as Vegas was. Our preseason projections, driven by the same estimates of player talent that fuel our weekly in-season power ratings, looked at the relatively weak supporting cast around Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari (including a poor bench) and called for Denver to win only 34 games this season.You might think there isn’t much difference between undershooting your projections by six games and missing them by 14, but a coach in the former scenario traditionally gets fired only 46 percent of the time. In other words, had Denver’s preseason expectations been more realistic from the get-go, Shaw’s odds of being fired would conceivably have gone from greater than two-thirds to less than one-half.That still would have left Shaw with essentially a coin flip’s chance of being Denver’s coach next season, and it’s also worth noting that the aforementioned locker-room drama probably lowered Shaw’s probability of retaining his job at any given level of underperformance. But the difference between a realistic preseason expectation and an overly optimistic one doubtlessly hurt Shaw as well. read more

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Opinion Hiring of Mike Riley shows Nebraskas priorities are out of line

Northwestern Wildcats cornerback Matthew Harris (27) blocks Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Kenny Bell (80) from making a catch during the second quarter at Ryan Field Oct. 18, 2014, in Evanston, Ill.Credit: Courtesy of TNSMike Riley has it all.He’s a recognizable name in the college coaching world, he has an NFL background, he played under legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and his Oregon State teams have been hugely successful throughout his time in Corvallis, Ore.At least, that’s if you consider a 93-80 record with just one 10-win season over 14 years to be successful.Apparently, Nebraska does, as the Cornhuskers chose to hire Riley the same week they fired Bo Pelini. That hire happened to come almost simultaneously with Florida hiring former Alabama assistant and current Colorado State coach Jim McElwain.The Gators chose a man who turned the Rams into a 10-2 team, while the Cornhuskers settled for a name with mediocre results.For a program like Nebraska, firing Pelini in the first place does make some sense. The Cornhuskers are historically one of the best programs around, but didn’t find themselves competing for national titles during Pelini’s seven-year tenure.He never had an awful season — going 9-4 three times and 10-4 three times before finishing the 2014 regular season with a 9-3 record. But Pelini was never quite great, even though he did tally Gator Bowl wins over both Clemson (2008) and Georgia (2013) during his time in Lincoln, Neb.That’s right, Pelini beat Georgia — a powerhouse team from the almighty Southeastern Conference — less than 12 months ago, then went 9-3 since, yet was fired after a win over Iowa to finish out the season. With those results in mind, Nebraska decided Pelini didn’t even deserve to coach his team through a bowl game this season.Instead, the Cornhuskers opted to hire a man who couldn’t even guide his team to bowl eligibility in place of a coach who’s never missed a bowl game as the head honcho.Pelini never lost more than four games in a season, Riley has never lost fewer than four. On Riley’s Oregon State biography page, there is an accomplishment listed with his record for each season.In 1997 — Riley’s first year as the Beavers’ head coach — his accomplishment is listed as “total revamp of the program.” Oregon State finished that season 3-8. The next year, the Beavers came out of nowhere to play to an impressive 5-6 losing record.Riley left Oregon State the next year for a three-season run as an NFL head coach with the San Diego Chargers — with whom he compiled a 14-34 record, just missing out on the Super Bowl with a whopping 1-15 record his second year — and then spent one year as an assistant with the New Orleans Saints.He coached his way back to Oregon State in 2003 and won back-to-back bowl games — the touted Las Vegas Bowl and the what-even-is-the-Insight Bowl. Then in 2005, Riley’s Oregon State managed to miss a bowl game by going 5-6.In total, his Beaver teams missed bowl eligibility six times. Pelini’s Cornhuskers won at least nine games each year he was in charge, and only six wins are necessary to make a bowl game.In short, Nebraska fired a man who hadn’t had a bad season in order to hire a man who has rarely had a good one.According to ESPN, Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst said Riley is the “one coach who fit all the characteristics” he was looking for to lead Nebraska’s “tradition-rich football program.”Well, congratulations, Shawn, you found your guy. Although, I must say, I’m surprised a coach whose career is chock-full of mediocrity fits the mold to coach one of the top-five winningest programs in college football history.Nebraska pulled the trigger on a name, instead of finding someone who is actually equipped to lead its program to the promised land.The Cornhuskers fell into the trap of hiring a name with an NFL background, but just ask Lane Kiffin — that doesn’t always work out. Florida, on the other hand, followed the path more likely leading to success. Sure, Riley hasn’t been awful, but he’s never proven to be able to raise a program to the next level.McElwain has, and Pelini at least never sunk a program to the depths of a losing record.Riley could be perfectly successful, but I’d be surprised to see the Cornhuskers back in the national picture during his tenure, especially with savvy hires like McElwain raising the competition to the next level. read more

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