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Diabetes Detective 101: When High Blood Sugar is Caused by Fear of Low Blood Sugar


first_imgI would like to introduce a guest blogger this week and an expert in Diabetes education.  Enjoy this new material.Eating for Target Blood Glucose levelsImage from University of Illinois Extension Your Guide to Diet and DiabetesBy Donna Ryan RN, RD, MPH, CDE, FAADEAs a diabetes educator, I am humbled sometimes (okay, often) by what I learn from people who live with diabetes every day. Simple assessment questions can open the flood gates of information, or elicit one word answers.  If I listen closely and ask probing questions, I occasionally get a glimpse into the fear, sadness and/or resignation of living with a disease that can cause incredibly high, and paradoxically low, blood sugar.   In many patients, these extremes in blood sugars are intertwined and a focused assessment is needed. And though it is counterintuitive, I have found many patients who present with hyperglycemia and high blood glucose values have a history of hypoglycemia events.The body senses hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, as a life threatening event and patients have told me ‘I felt like I was going to die’, ‘I was frozen in my body’ and ‘it’s the worst feeling I have ever had’. Avoiding hypoglycemia is a survival mechanism and can have a deleterious effect on diabetes self-care behaviors. For example, the fear of hypoglycemia drives some people to not take their insulin or pills as ordered and to overeat in an attempt to prevent going low.  This then can then lead to hyperglycemia, poor diabetes control, and likely, the label of ‘noncompliance’.I ask patients to tell me their hypoglycemia stories: How does it feel, how do you know you are low? How low does your sugar have to go to feel low? How do you treat it? Who helps you?  And, ‘Do you sometimes not take your meds for fear of a low blood sugar or eat extra food to avoid a low’? Some amazing and humbling answers I have received include: ‘I don’t feel my lows until I’m in the 30s’ ‘My cat licks me in the middle of the night and wakes me up when I am low’. Or, ‘Jesus wakes me up in front of the refrigerator and sometimes He wakes me up when I’m on the floor and I crawl to the kitchen to get my juice’.  Family members have told me they have to ‘pull grandma out from under the bed’ when she has a low blood sugar, which is where she rolls when she has an attack.   I ask if they tell their doctor these stories, and many do not.  Why? They believe it’s a part of having diabetes that they must live with, they are waiting until the next appointment to tell them (in 3-6 months), or they ‘forget’ to tell them.  Some patients are surprised to learn that a severe, prolonged hypoglycemic event can be fatal.How can we intervene and help minimize the toll of hypoglycemia? Ask, listen and educate.Know who is high risk for hypoglycemiaAsk about signs, symptoms, frequency of hypoglycemiaEducate patients and families how to detect, prevent and treat hypoglycemiaEncourage patients to wear medical alert identificationTeach ALWAYS check blood sugars before taking your diabetes medicines. Why? If glucose is already low, it’s best to treat the low first.And most importantly: Notify the doctor of low blood sugars, as a change may be needed to the medical plan.Technology is now making it easier to detect low blood sugars. For patients with recurring and severe hypoglycemia, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are available to augment checking sugars with a meter. Some CGMs alert the patient when their glucose is going low. See the resources below to learn more about hypoglycemia and diabetes.References:http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Diabetes/hypoglycemia/Pages/index.aspx  http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/hypoglycemia-low-blood.html   http://dtc.ucsf.edu/living-with-diabetes/complications/hypoglycemia/  http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Diabetes/continuous-glucose-monitoring/Pages/index.aspx  http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/ This post was written by Donna Ryan RN, RD, MPH, CDE, FAADE,  Diabetes Educator Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL. and Director American Academy of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more


Curbs on tobacco sale in Rajasthan


first_imgIn a pioneering step to curb tobacco consumption, the Rajasthan government has introduced vendor licensing for the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. A circular of the Department of Local Self-Government has laid down rules for licensing and prohibited tobacco sale outlets from selling non-tobacco products.Non-tobacco itemsThe State government has made procuring of licence mandatory for sale of tobacco products within the boundaries of urban local bodies across the State. Besides, the licensed vendors will not be allowed to sell kid-friendly non-tobacco items at the shops. These items may include toffee, candy, biscuits, wafers and cold drinks.The circular, issued on January 4, has stated that the failure to comply with the new provisions would attract strict action under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.last_img read more


FIFA won’t rebuke Club World Cup host China on human rights


first_imgSomeone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Amnesty International is concerned China will use the Club World Cup to attempt to present an image of openness and tolerance while abuses persist throughout the country, leaders of the organization said.When asked at a news conference about a litany of rights violations in China, Infantino acknowledged issues in countries from Chile to Iran without directly addressing China, where there has been a crackdown on pro-democracy activism in Hong Kong this year. President Xi Jinping’s government has also faced criticism over its treatment of Muslims in China’s northwest, where the U.S. government, activists and researchers say as many as 1 million people have been detained.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“Countries all over the world are going through difficult times,” Infantino said. “It is not the mission of FIFA to solve the problems of the world.”But FIFA introduced a human rights policy in 2017, in the second year of Infantino’s presidency, that is used to assess the suitability of event hosts. This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ AFRICAAfrica’s places would go to the 2021 Champions League finalists and the winner of a playoff between the two semifinalists would qualify if not from the same country as the finalists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DiGregorio excited to compete at highest level with his new team TNT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2018 when Atletico Madrid triumphed in the Europa League. English clubs swept last season’s trophies, with Liverpool victorious in the Champions League and Chelsea in the second-tier competition.SOUTH AMERICAWhile South America has been lined up to get six slots, only the process for distributing four of them has been settled. They would go to the 2019 and 2020 winners of CONEMBOL’s two competitions: The Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.FIFA and CONEMBOL has yet to determine the route for securing the remaining two berths or the limits on national representation.ASIAThe three Asian places would go to the winners of the 2019 and 2020 Asian Champions League and the runners-up will have a playoff for the third entry.Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal will play Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan in this season’s final next month. If the title is defended in 2020, the runners-up from both years will complete Asia’s FIFA lineup.But Asia only wants a maximum of two teams from one country. So, if the winners and runners-up in 2019 and 2020 are all from the same country, the two losing 2020 Champions League semifinalists would contest a playoff.NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAThe 2021 CONCACAF Champions League finalists will get a trip to China but there is no process yet for landing the third qualification slot within a two team per country limit. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The policy was conceived after living and working conditions for the migrant population in 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar were censured by rights groups, including Amnesty. That organization is now ratcheting up the pressure on FIFA after China was an uncontested selection to host the first Club World Cup after it expands from an annual seven-team event into a quadrennial competition with 24 participants from June-July 2021.“Where the national context risks undermining FIFA’s ability to ensure respect for internationally recognized human rights,” reads the policy from football’s global governing body, “FIFA will constructively engage with the relevant authorities and other stakeholders and make every effort to uphold its international human rights responsibilities.”Being staged a year before Beijing hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Club World Cup gives China “yet another opportunity to try to ‘sportswash’ its tarnished international reputation,” said Allan Hogarth, head of policy and government affairs at Amnesty International in Britain.“It’s likely the Chinese authorities will see the competition as an opportunity to project an image of openness and toleration,” Hogarth said, “whereas the much darker reality in the country is one of pervasive censorship, relentless round-ups of dissidents, and the shocking mass detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.”Infantino is reticent to agitate the Chinese hosts. The long relationship between the NBA and China was significantly strained earlier this month when Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweeted in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, Real Madrid’s Marcelo holds the trophy after winning the Club World Cup final football match against Al Ain at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. FIFA selected China as host of the inaugural edition of the expanded Club World Cup to be played in 2021, it is announced Thursday Oct. 24, 2019, but delayed a decision on how the 24 slots for the tournament will be distributed. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, FILE)FIFA President Gianni Infantino glossed over questions about human rights violations in China while celebrating the country’s selection as the first host of football’s expanded Club World Cup.“We have a social responsibility due to the magnitude and the power that football brings with it,” Infantino said after the FIFA Council decision in Shanghai on Thursday. “But we don’t do that by attacking, criticizing anyone.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ FIFA, which is already sponsored by Chinese conglomerate Wanda, is locked in with the country’s government and football federation in trying to raise revenue for the Club World Cup.“I hope China will help FIFA to organize it in financial terms,” Infantino said. “It will be the club football event which will generate the highest revenue per match.”Also, the FIFA Council could not settle on the distribution of slots in the tournament, which is due to start with eight groups, each featuring three teams.A vote on the participation model was pulled because Oceania’s only way of qualification would have forced its Champions League winner to beat the domestic champion of host nation China in a playoff.Oceania is pushing for a guaranteed spot in the tournament, as a FIFA task force originally proposed in March. That is according to people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity with The Associated Press to discuss the contents of a private meeting.FIFA only said the qualification process would be finalized after consultation with all confederations.Here is a look at what FIFA proposed to council members ahead of the meeting, based on a document seen by the AP.EUROPEThe Champions League and Europa League winners from 2018 to 2021 are set to qualify — although that could be dependent on UEFA determining the maximum number of slots per country.Should a team enjoy multiple wins across tournaments, the free slot is due to go to the most recent Champions League runner-up to complete a six-team European lineup. 60-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon PLAY LIST 01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:50Trending Articles02:37Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View commentslast_img read more


Report: Chelsea 3 Arsenal 2


first_imgMarcos Alonso scored the decisive goal nine minutes from time as Chelsea shrugged off Arsenal’s fightback to secure a 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge.The full-back swept home Eden Hazard’s cross to make it two wins from two under Maurizio Sarri and keep the Gunners waiting for their first Premier League point under Unai Emery.It was a particularly galling end to the game for the visitors, who had dragged themselves level before the break thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi, after Pedro and Alvaro Morata had put Chelsea two goals to the good.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Manchester City went ahead against the Gunners after 14 minutes last week, and Chelsea needed just nine to find the net, with Pedro finishing coolly from 12 yards after being teed up by Alonso. It was 2-0 after 20 minutes when Morata turned away from Shkodran Mustafi and fired low past Petr Cech, just a minute after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, starting as the lone striker once more, had blazed over the crossbar with the goal gaping. Mkhitaryan produced almost a carbon copy of Aubameyang’s miss but made amends with a fine left-footed strike to get the away side back into the game, and Iwobi thumped high into the net from the Armenia winger’s cross to level the scores before the break and leave the home crowd shell-shocked. The Blues suddenly looked in disarray and could have been behind heading into half-time had Aubameyang and Iwobi been more accurate when finding space among a ragged Chelsea defence.It was Sarri’s men who looked the most likely to break the deadlock in a more scrappy second half, though, and they did just that with 81 minutes played, as Alonso finished with aplomb following fine work from substitute Hazard.7 – All seven of César Azpilicueta’s Premier League assists since the start of last season have come for Álvaro Morata; no player has assisted more goals for a teammate in that time (Mahrez to Vardy, also 7). Synergy. pic.twitter.com/uHmBapJQvE— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 18, 2018What does it mean: Gunners have more grit than first thoughtIt was nearly the first point on the board for Arsenal under Emery, but it at least showcased a quality they have been accused of lacking for several years now: character.The Gunners truly looked dead and buried after half an hour but battled back into the game without resorting to a hasty abandoning of the passing style Emery is trying to implement. The defending, undoubtedly, still leaves much to be desired.Mkhitaryan was at the heart of the initial comeback and it was a perplexing display from the ex-Manchester United star in general, as he recovered from a dismal first 35 minutes to haul his side back into the game almost on his own. That will be encouraging for a player who has never found consistency during his time in England.For Chelsea, the result is a major boost given the way they surrendered their early control so readily. Sarri was calm and collected as the Chelsea goals went in, but was raging once Arsenal had drawn level, such was the ragged state of his side’s defence.His vision for the team is starting to appear, but it will take some time yet to come in to sharper focus. Pat on the back: Mkhitaryan leads recoveryMkhitaryan had a pretty dreadful first 35 minutes or so, summed up by his shocking miss from right in front of goal when Chelsea were in command.However, the 29-year-old inspired the Gunners’ comeback with an impressive improvement of his own. His fierce strike to get them back in the game was too hot for Kepa Arrizabalaga to handle and he picked out Iwobi with precision for a goal that looked likely to earn a point. Boot up the backside: Aubameyang unconvincingAubameyang has said he likes Alexandre Lacazette partnering him in attack and, on this evidence, the Gabon striker certainly needs more support.The Gunners’ record signing managed only 18 touches in total, two of which included heart-stopping moments for the travelling fans: a decent finish from an offside position, and a miss that will grace highlights reels for the rest of the season. Key Opta facts- Chelsea have won six of their last seven home league games against Arsenal, the exception being a 0-0 draw last season.- Arsenal scored two goals against Chelsea, as many as on their previous six Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge.- Unai Emery is the first Arsenal manager to lose his first two games in charge since Steve Burtenshaw, who lost his first three in charge as caretaker in March-April 1986.- Chelsea winger Pedro has scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since February 2017.- Alonso has been directly involved in 20 Premier League goals since his Chelsea debut in September 2016 (14 goals, six assists); seven more goals than any other defender.- Full-back Alonso scored and assisted a goal in the same Premier League game for the first time ever. What’s next?Chelsea head to Newcastle United next Sunday, the scene of a humbling 3-0 loss on the final day of last season. Rafael Benitez’s side are still looking for their first victory this term.Arsenal, having faced a daunting opening two weeks, will play host to a West Ham side who have lost two games out of two and conceded six goals in the process. That one takes place at Emirates Stadium next Saturday. read morelast_img read more


Maccabi Bounces Panathinaikos, 73-70


first_imgPanathinaikos’ on-again, off-again hoop team fell 73-70 to European champion Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel to go 5-3 in its group but still ahead of its rival based on point differential.In European basketball, how much a team wins by is as important as winning or losing and the Greens had beaten Maccabi by seven points in Athens.Panathinaikos fell behind 22-17 after one and 38-30 at the half before cutting it to 54-52 at the end of three and showed some resilience but couldn’t cope on the boards, being outrebounded 44-33.Maccabi was playing without Greek star Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who had been a stalwart on the Greek national team and played in Greece before jumping to Tel Aviv.Vladimir Jankovic scored 16 points and Nikos Pappas added another 15 on the night for Panathinaikos.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


Game 1: Hawks Take Nets, 99-92


first_imgATLANTA — Banged up and bruised, the Atlanta Hawks survived their first test as the top seed in the Eastern Conference.They were just good enough against the Brooklyn Nets.Leading nearly the entire game but struggling to put the No. 8 seed away, the Hawks got 21 points from Kyle Korver and shook off another injury to beat Brooklyn 99-92 in Game 1 of the opening-round playoff series April 19.All-Star center Al Horford dislocated his right pinkie finger going for a rebound early in the fourth quarter. X-rays were negative and he finished the game with his shooting hand heavily taped, giving Atlanta another concern on top of forward Paul Millsap, who looked out of sorts after missing five games late in the season with a sprained right shoulder. He managed just six points on 2-of-11 shooting.“It’s going to be tough to just blow teams out,” Millsap said. “It’s the playoffs. You expect them to hang in there and fight hard.”The Hawks led for all but the first 39 seconds and pushed the margin as high as 16 points, but the Nets kept coming back.Korver hit five 3-pointers, the last of them with just over 3 minutes remaining after the Nets cut it to 88-83. Brooklyn got as close as 93-89 before Jeff Teague banked in a floater coming off the left wing with 1:19 to go.Teague and DeMarre Carroll scored 17 points apiece for the Hawks.Brooklyn finished 22 games behind the Hawks and slipped into the playoffs on the final day. But, with Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scoring 17 points, they didn’t look overmatched by a team that won the season series 4-0 and earned a No. 1 seed for the first time since 1994.Afterward, coach Lionel Hollins told his players, “If you don’t believe you can play in this series, you should believe it now.”Atlanta didn’t have much to play for over the final month of the season, seizing control in the East with a 19-game winning streak.Looking well rested, the Hawks started with the quick pace they wanted against the Nets, who would’ve preferred more of a half-court game.Atlanta pushed out to a double-digit lead before the game was 7 minutes old and looked on the verge of turning it into a blowout before settling for a 55-45 edge at the half.In striking contrast to the opening quarter, Atlanta came out of the halftime break looking sluggish. Brooklyn opened with a 9-2 run that cut it to 57-54, prompting Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to angrily call a timeout.Each time the Hawks looked ready to cruise, Brooklyn responded. Even though they fell behind in the best-of-seven series, this was an encouraging start for a highly paid team that underachieved most of the season. They lost the four regular-season meetings to Atlanta by an average of more than 17 points.“This is going to be a tough series,” Johnson said. “This is one game. We’ve got to put it behind us.” Game 2 is April 22 in Atlanta before the series shifts to Brooklyn.(PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


Kei Nishikori survives Daniil Medvedev scare to win Brisbane International


first_imgJapan’s Kei Nishikori overcame Daniil Medvedev in the Brisbane International final on Sunday for his first ATP title in nearly three years and the 12th of his career.Last year’s finalist Nishikori, who prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-2, won 70 per cent of points on his first serve and converted five out of 15 break point opportunities to snap a nine-match losing streak in finals.World number nine Nishikori started slowly, trailing 3-0 in the opening set but responded in typically determined fashion to win six of the next seven games for an early advantage.Medvedev saved four break points to take a 3-2 lead in the second set before dragging the match into a decider but his opponent, who lost their previous meeting in last year’s Tokyo final, was not to be denied again.The smile says it all @keinishikori lifts the @BrisbaneTennis beating @DaniilMedwed pic.twitter.com/Li9OGsRNsPATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) January 6, 2019Kei Nishikori is all smiles after winning his first #BrisbaneTennis in eight tries.”Finally I won this title.” pic.twitter.com/Hn8nEPLBhU#BrisbaneTennis (@BrisbaneTennis) January 6, 2019Breaking Medvedev for a 3-1 lead in the third set, Nishikori held firm to seal the match in a little more than two hours for his first trophy since winning in Memphis in February 2016.Courtside POV @keinishikori’s winning moment #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/mVo577V6a9#BrisbaneTennis (@BrisbaneTennis) January 6, 2019Who’ll be lifting the #BrisbaneTennis trophy?Watch Nishikori v Medvedev LIVE https://t.co/hOHmv2wMlX pic.twitter.com/Hza8t0lGnMadvertisementTennis TV (@TennisTV) January 6, 2019This week was one of the best for me, says Nishikori. I’ve never had a week like this to start the season, so it gives me a lot of confidence. #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/evL9ZeOw4U#BrisbaneTennis (@BrisbaneTennis) January 6, 2019Behind the scenes with @keinishikori and alllllll theLook here please Kei! #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/ahAEqdzbeK#BrisbaneTennis (@BrisbaneTennis) January 6, 2019Earlier, former world number one Karolina Pliskova battled back from a set and a break down to beat Lesia Tsurenko 4-6 7-5 6-2 and win the women’s title for the second time.Tsurenko served for the match at 5-3 in the second set but the tall Czech drew on all her experience to overcome her dogged opponent and regain the title she won at the Queensland Tennis Centre two years ago.The Ukrainian took an injury time out after rolling her ankle while being broken in the first game of the third set and was powerless to prevent the world number eight from storming to her 12th career title.”I think everything was against me today… I felt there is no chance I can win. I felt so far away from playing good tennis tonight,” Pliskova, who needed a pep talk from coach Rennae Stubbs to regain composure, said.”Rennae said ‘I am absolutely sure you can win this match,’ which gave me some confidence and belief that I can do it.”I just tried to change the things around a little bit and believed I was going to get a chance… I felt I was getting better with the time.”Victory meant Pliskova joined Victoria Azarenka (2009, 2016) and Serena Williams (2013-14) as the third woman to win the Premier event twice.last_img read more


Salaam boss: Rishabh Pant congratulates Hima Das after 5 gold medals in 19 days


first_imgIndia wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant is the latest sportsperson to congratulate Hima Das after the ace sprinter clinched her fifth gold medal in the month of July in Prague.Hima’s latest gold medal came on Saturday she clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds to win the gold in 400m at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix. Her personal best is 50.79 seconds, which she recorded at the 2018 Asian Games.”You are an absolute inspiration @HimaDas8. The golden girl of India… salaam boss,” Pant wrote on Twitter.You are an absolute inspiration @HimaDas8 The golden girl of India salaam boss pic.twitter.com/21cetOSsWSRishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) July 21, 2019The accolades have been flowing for Hima thanks to her sensational run in the international athletics events in Europe. Sachin Tendulkar and PM Narendra Modi expressed their admiration for the 19-year-old ace sprinter through a tweet.”Loving the way you have been running in the European circuit over the last 19 days. Your hunger to win and perseverance is an inspiration for the youth. Congrats on your 5 Medals! All the best for the future races, @HimaDas8. (sic.” Tendulkar tweeted.Loving the way you have been running in the European circuit over the last 19 days.Your hunger to win and perseverance is an inspiration for the youth.Congrats on your 5 Medals!All the best for the future races, @HimaDas8. pic.twitter.com/kaVdsB1AjZSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 21, 2019Hima even spoke to Tendulkar over the phone and also promised to meet the legendary cricketer whenever she returns to India.advertisement”Sure sir. Will definately come and take your blessings whenever i am back in India,” Hima replied to Tendulkar’s tweet.Sure sir. Will definately come and take your blessings whenever i am back in India. https://t.co/VakKAjKBaCHima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) July 21, 2019PM Narendra Modi also congratulated Hima and wished her luck for her future endeavours.”India is very proud of @HimaDas8’s phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Everyone is absolutely delighted that she has brought home five medals in various tournaments,” the Prime Minister tweeted.India is very proud of @HimaDas8’s phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Everyone is absolutely delighted that she has brought home five medals in various tournaments. Congratulations to her and best wishes for her future endeavours.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2019Earlier, Hima had won the gold in 200m at the Tabor Athletics Meet. In her first competitive 200m race of the year on July 2, Hima had clocked 23.65 seconds to win gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland.Then on July 8, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. Braving a sore back, the Assam runner had clocked 23.97 seconds to win the gold while Kerala runner V.K. Vismaya had grabbed silver with a timing of 24.06 seconds.On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 seconds.Also Read | Hima Das wins 5th gold of the month after successful return to 400mAlso Read | India’s mixed relay silver at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to goldAlso Read | Hima Das bags 4th gold in 15 days, Muhammad Anas wins men’s 400m racelast_img read more


PUMA launch Future 18.1 in Singapore


first_imgAntoine Griezmann PUMA launch Future 18.1 in Singapore Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:05 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) PUMA Future PUMA Antoine Griezmann PUMA have set a new benchmark when it comes to football boots with the launch of their new product named ‘Future’… PUMA have revolutionised the concept of football boots with the launch of their new product ‘PUMA Future’ in a glitzy and star-studded event at The Esplanade Annex Studio in Singapore on February 1, 2018.The PUMA Future Vault played host to a 200-strong crowd of football-loving teens, freestylers, coaches, S League players from the past and present, along with industry guests in a highly immersive underground bunker experience.The introduction of the boots by the PUMA athletes – Isa Halim, Anders Aplin, Raihan Rahman and Azi Trickster – was followed by a 2 vs. 2 exhibition match between the S League players and freestylers from the Trickster Academy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The guests were then treated to a freestyle football performance by the Trickster Academy, followed by a rap performance by top local rapper/singer Shigga Shay.There was also a FUTURE Quest Challenge which featured FIFA Gaming console, Kinect Football, VR, alongside lacing station where guests learned more about the latest net-fit technology, an infinite customization of shoes to suit any type of feet or style of play. PUMA Future will have:Infinite customization – NETFIT technology provides infinite lacing options for any foot, lock-down or style need.Untouchable speed – Lightweight RAPIDAGILITY outsole allows for high speeds on the break and 100% acceleration.Limitless Agility – evoKNIT sock and form-fit textile base provide the ultimate support for top on-pitch performance and agility.Retailing at SGD 299, The PUMA FUTURE 18.1 is available in Singapore at PUMA outlets (Bugis+, Suntec) and Weston Corp Outlets.The Future is here!last_img read more


10 months agoLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Why Klopp so special


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Why Klopp so specialby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits he loves playing for manager Jurgen Klopp.The 26-year-old has been full of praise for his new boss Klopp, who he has labelled as one of the best in the world.“His passion for football, for winning, for doing the right thing,” he said.“He does the best for the club and the players. Not just the players but all the staff, everyone involved in the football club.“He has this passion that he transmits to us that we then take on the field.”I believe that is the most important [characteristic] — that and his intelligence.” last_img


Kansas Has Fired Its Athletic Director


first_imgA general view of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball court.LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 24: A general view during the game between the Rider Broncs and the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on November 24, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The University of Kansas announced some major athletic news this morning. The Jayhawks have decided to make a change in leadership.KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger has been fired. The Jayhawks announced the decision in a release from the university’s chancellor, Douglas A. Girod.From the release:This morning I met with Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger and informed him that I am relieving him of his duties, effective immediately.Sheahon has been a loyal Jayhawk, and our athletics department has improved in many areas under his leadership. But Athletics continues to face a number of challenges, and progress in key areas has been elusive. To achieve the level of success we need and expect, I have determined a change in leadership is necessary.Sean Lester, our deputy athletics director, will serve as interim director. I have spoken with Sean about my expectations for the coming months, and I am confident he will provide sound leadership and stability during this transition.I have begun the process of identifying a permanent athletics director. To lead this process, I have enlisted Drue Jennings, one of our most respected and accomplished alumni. Many of you know Drue as our interim athletics director in 2003 and for his role in leading the search processes that brought Chancellor Gray-Little and Coach Self to KU. Jed Hughes, a consultant with the Korn Ferry executive search firm, will assist Drue.Kansas’ basketball program has excelled lately, but the Jayhawks have struggled mightily on the football field.The exact reason for the firing is unclear, but it would not be surprising if it mostly had to do with football results.Kansas’ football coach, David Beaty, is 3-33 in three seasons. Typically, a change in athletic director will eventually result in a change in head coach. The new AD often wants to make their own hire. We’ll see if that ends up happening here.last_img read more


Nova Scotia Stands with Boston


first_imgThe province is offering support to Boston in light of Monday’s tragic events. Premier Darrell Dexter is writing to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick offering support and, on behalf of all Nova Scotians, the province will make a $50,000 donation to the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. “When we were in need, Bostonians were there,” said Premier Dexter. “There is a border and hundreds of miles between us, but Massachusetts is always close to the hearts of Nova Scotians. We will do everything we can to support our neighbours and friends in their time of need. Boston’s resilience and fighting spirit will persevere.” The legislature today, April 16, adopted a resolution of support, to be sent to the governor, House and Senate of Massachusetts. The premier paid tribute in the legislature to volunteers and first responders in Boston. “Let’s think for a moment about those volunteers in Boston who woke up yesterday morning, put on their volunteer gear, and headed out with a smile, ready to help those runners have the experience of a lifetime,” said the premier. “Today, those are the people we salute. The volunteers, the first responders, the spectators, the good people — the people who ran toward the smoke to help.” Premier Dexter also thanked Nova Scotians for their show of support. Information will be available at www.novascotia.ca later today on how to donate to organizations in the Boston area.last_img read more


Trial of juvenile in Kathua gang rape and murder case from today


first_imgJammu: A juvenile justice board has framed charges against a minor in the case of gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua and has fixed Monday for examining prosecution witnesses and commencing trial.According to an order served to the Crime Branch here, officials have been asked to bring in their prosecution evidence and witnesses for the trial to begin. The order has left the prosecution baffled as the crime branch contested before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court last year that he is not a minor. The case has seen only adjournments till date. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!According to the notice, the charges were framed against the accused by the Juvenile Justice Board Kathua on July 8 and “the next date of hearing has been fixed on July 15”. “The case has been fixed for prosecution evidence… Kindly arrange the presence of public prosecutor appointed in the case so as to examine the prosecution evidence/ witnesses,” it said. The juvenile is accused of raping and murdering the young girl. The crime branch had filed a petition in the high court against his claim of being juvenile. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe crime branch petition had stated that the chief judicial magistrate in Kathua erred in accepting the accused’s claim of being a juvenile. It had also annexed a report of the medical board of Government Medical College, Jammu, which said the accused was “not less than 19 and not more than 21”. The trial in this case was shifted to the Pathankot Sessions Court on the directions of the Supreme Court last year. The Pathankot Sessions Court had on June 10 this year sentenced Sanji Ram, dismissed special police officer Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar to life imprisonment while sacked policemen Anand Dutta, Tilak Raj and Surender Verma — were handed five years in jail.last_img read more


Over 40 million people caught in modern slavery 152 million in child


Global estimates of modern slavery: Forced labour and forced marriage show that among the victims, about 25 million were in forced labour, and 15 million were in forced marriage. Of the total, almost 29 million – or 71 per cent – are women and girls. Women represent 99 per cent of victims of forced labour in the commercial sex industry and 84 per cent of people in forced marriage. The study was prepared jointly by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM).A separate ILO study, Global estimates of child labour: Results and trends, 2012-2016, confirmed that about 152 million children, aged between 5 and 17, were subject to child labour. Child labour remains concentrated primarily in agriculture, at 70.9 per cent. Almost one in five child labourers, or 17.1 per cent, work in the services sector while 11.9 per cent of child labourers work in industry.“The world won’t be in a position to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals unless we dramatically increase our efforts to fight these scourges,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “These new global estimates can help shape and develop interventions to prevent both forced labour and child labour,” he added. read more


Bristow reports on Malian gold mine concerns


first_imgFollowing the coup in Mali, many gold miners have reported that there has been no interruption to production. Randgold Resources is perhaps the most influential producer in the country. Its CEO Mark Bristow said yesterday that the Bamako airport had reopened and the borders opened for all traffic on Tuesday.Bristow, who was at the company’s Loulo complex in Mali, said the operation’s fuel supplies had been replenished over the weekend and the Loulo, Gounkoto and Morila mines were all operating at present. Randgold and other mining companies in Mali had a meeting with representatives of the Comité National de Redressement de la Démocratie et la Restauration de l’État (CNRD-RE) on Monday at which the CNRD-RE assured them that the situation was under control and that the State was still functioning. The CNRD-RE representatives also assured them that they were well aware of the importance of the mining industry to the Malian economy.last_img read more


Mille grazie Manuela in appreciation of Irelands favourite interpreter


first_imgCiao e mille grazie, Manuela. See you again soon hopefully.6 issues that the new Irish manager must urgently addressCats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap’s Ireland reign There have been plenty of tributes to Manuela in the last 24 hours: INPHOTHE TRAP ERA came to an end this morning as Giovanni Trapattoni left his post as Republic of Ireland manager “by mutual consent.”It looks to be the end of an era too for Manuela Spinelli who won the hearts of the nation as Trap’s interpreter.Without Manuela, Trap would never have learned the subtle differences between ‘wingers’ and ‘swingers’ and the rest of us might never have understood what he really meant when he uttered the immortal words ‘don’t say the cat is in the sack when it is not in the sack.’“Thank you all for your kind messages,” she tweeted this afternoon.“It’s been an incredible honour for me to work with Giovanni, Marco and [the FAI].”center_img There was even a hashtag — #SaveManuela:last_img read more


LGs latest gadget lets you watch an 80inch display anywhere


first_imgOne of the coolest bits of tech that will eventually (I hope) become standard on smartphones is the ability to project a large display from your handset. There’s been a few clunky experiments in that area, but projection tech is still too big and power hungry for it to be considered smartphone-friendly. That doesn’t mean to say portable projectors aren’t viable, though, and LG has just launched what looks to be the best attempt yet.It’s called the LG PH450U and is capable of projecting an 80-inch display anywhere. I say anywhere because it doesn’t even require a power outlet to function. A built-in battery will keep the projector running for 180 minutes, so enough time to watch most movies then.The PH450U is also small enough (115 x 115 x 44.5mm) to be held in one hand and is classed as an ultra short-throw projector meaning it can project a mere 33 centimeters away. The upside of that being you can turn it on its side and project down on to a flat surface such as a table as well as the more standard wall projection. <> At $650 it’s certainly not cheap, especially when you consider it is limited to 720p output. Inside you do get a lamp that will last 30,000 hours, though. It also achieves 450 lumens of brightness, which is going to look great in most lighting situations.That price is on par with other compact portable projectors like an amazing little Asus, the P3B. LG has a major advantage when it comes to projection, though. At the minimum distance of 25cm, the P3B can only create a 30-inch display. It does pump out more lights (800 lumens, nearly double the LG) but you’d have to clear an 11-foot runway to be able to match what the new Minibeam can do from just 13 inches away.last_img read more


Local Nonprofit helping orphans in Mexico


first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Nonprofit Unity4Orphans is organizing trips to the orphanages in Mexico to and brings water, food, toys, clothing, supplies and more.Founder Joe Brandi said most of he and other volunteers bring love and hands-on affection which these children crave.Unity4Orphans said they are dedicated to helping orphans break the cycle of their lives and give them a ticket to successful and happy lives by providing them with excellent schooling, teaching them English, offering tutoring, and providing counseling for emotional and psychological issues.Recently the nonprofit visited a Tijuana orphanage volunteers dressed up as Disney characters and gave out free costumes. KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Local Nonprofit helping orphans in Mexico February 5, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Readers Digest Association Announces Business Realignment


first_imgAbout three weeks after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Reader’s Digest Association has announced a realignment of its U.S. business operations. Suzanne Grimes, president of RDA’s Food and Entertaining division, will now serve as president of the newly-created U.S. Affinities division, which will be made up of the Food and Entertaining and Home and Garden groups.In addition, Alyce Alston, who served as president of the Home and Garden and Health and Wellness groups, was named president of the newly-created Emerging Businesses division, which will be responsible for developing and launching new businesses across the company.According to RDA president and CEO Mary Berner, the new divisions are designed to “enable us to bring our U.S. affinities closer together under one organization to drive growth and efficiency, as well as enhance collaboration, effectiveness and best practices among the various teams.” Going forward, Berner said, a single organization will lead and support RDA’s U.S. affinity businesses, including brands like Allrecipes.com, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Taste of Home, Birds & Blooms and the Family Handyman. A single leadership team also will oversee advertising and division-specific marketing programs. No layoffs were associated with the realignment, an RDA spokesperson told FOLIO:. Eva Dillon, the company said, will continue to serve as president of the Reader’s Digest Community group, separate from RDA’s new affinity structure. Neil Wertheimer, who served as editor-in-chief of Home and Garden as well as Health and Wellness, was named vice president and editor-in-chief of Emerging Business and Content Development, reporting to Alston. The Health and Wellness group, the spokesperson said, has not been made into an affinity. The group’s health books operation has been renamed Content Development.RDA’s Weekly Reader Publishing Group, which publishes 12 titles, also will report to Alston.When it filed for bankruptcy protection last month, RDA said it reached an agreement in principle with a majority of its senior secured lenders on terms of a restructuring plan to reduce the company’s debt from $2.2 billion to $550 million, which has its senior lenders exchanging a “substantial portion” of the company’s $1.6 billion in senior secured debt for equity. The agreement also called for RDA’s lender group to provide $150 million in debtor-in-possession financing which would be convertible into exit financing upon emergence from Chapter 11.The spokesperson said RDA could emerge from bankruptcy “in under four months.”last_img read more