Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), the partner of US oil giant ExxonMobil, recently met with the Directors of Banks DIH Limited as well as its subsidiary companies, in its quest to foster discussions of mutual interest.Banks DIH Limited on Friday said the visiting team from the oil company receivedChairman/Managing Director of Banks DIH Limited, Clifford Reis, shares a handshake with Country Manager of EEPGL, Ron Henson, in the presence of other officialsa tour of the local facility.The Banks DIH Limited team at the meeting included Chairman and Managing Director Clifford Reis, Co-Managing Director and Marketing Director George McDonald; Operations Director Michael Pereira; Engineering Services Director Shabir Hussein, and Managing Director of Citizens Bank Guyana Inc, Eton Chester.“The visiting delegation expressed great satisfaction with both the tour and the mutual discussions with the management team of the company, and thanked the Chairman and Directors for hosting the EPPGL delegation,” Banks DIH said on Friday.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentAs part of the Ohio Farm Bureau Centennial, and in support of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a Henry Big Boy .44 magnum, a Henry Golden Boy .22 long rifle and a Ruger American Rimfire Farmer edition will be raffled, plus members have the option of purchasing a Henry Commemorative rifle of their own. A selection of calibers are available.Purchase raffle tickets below; tickets will only be sold online. Winners will be notified April 1, 2019 by 5 p.m. An additional Henry rifle will be sold at auction during the Ohio Farm Bureau Centennial Celebration Dec. 7. Raffle tickets are $25 each, or 5 for $100.1st PrizeOhio Farm Bureau Centennial RifleHenry Big Boy .44 MagnumMSRP – $1,200Click to view artwork2nd PrizeOhio Farm Bureau Centennial RifleHenry Golden Boy .22 LRMSRP – $1,000Click to view gun artwork 3rd Prize Ruger American Rimfire Farmer EditionMSRP – $630Click to view gun artwork Leave a Comment
The Home Ministry on Monday announced the release of an additional ₹1,000 crore to the cyclone-hit Odisha as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.A statement from the Home Ministry said the amount would be in addition to the ₹341 crore that had been provided to the Odisha’s State Disaster Response Force in advance.As announced by Prime Minister after his aerial survey and review of relief efforts with the Odisha government, the Home Ministry has announced a further release of ₹1,000 crore for assistance to the State, the statement said.The cyclone Fani made a landfall in Odisha on May 3, causing extensive damage in the State and claiming at least 34 lives.
AEK’s return to the group stages of a European competition will have to wait another year. The Enosis fell 0-1 in Greece to Saint Etienne in the 2nd leg of the UEFA Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round and bowed out of this year’s competition. A goal in the 23rd minute from Beric gave Saint Etienne the victory.After a good result in France, AEK hoped to come away with a victory in the second leg in Athens to secure their place in the playoff qualifying round. Saint Etienne controlled the possession early on, but the first chances fell to AEK in the opening 15 minutes. One defensive lapse from AEK enabled Saint Etienne to find the opening goal from Beric’s header in the 23rd minute. The away goal changed the complexion of the tie as AEK now needed 2 goals (only a victory would do) to advance. After conceding, the Kitrinomavri attacked in Saint Etienne’s half with Barbosa missing a tremendous opportunity to pull level with a close-ranged header. The visitors were denied by the woodwork at the end of the half and they took their lead into the break.With AEK needing two goals, the hosts went on the attack in the second half while Saint Etienne sat back on defense. Despite controlling possession, the Dikefalos’ first great chance came in the 81st minute with Platellas’ long-ranged shot agonizingly going past the bar. The fans continued to push their team for a goal, but AEK fell 0-1 at the final whistle. The players were given a standing ovation by their supporters for their efforts in tonight’s match.AEK will have to wait another season to play in the group stages of a European competition. The Greek club has been absent from European play since the 2011 season and are slowly re-building their European name after returning to the top flight of Greek Football. The focus now for AEK will be on the upcoming Greek SuperLeague season which begins on August 20th.Source: AGONAsport.com ( Facebook – Instagram )TweetPinShare0 Shares
Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Things are heating up in the city (quite literally) and few things are cooler in summer than walking down the streets of the 6ix and suddenly realizing a new movie or the latest installment of your favourite TV show is filming. Be on the lookout — you just never know when you might catch a glimpse of the cameras rolling!Here are 11 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this July.Star Trek Discovery – Season 3Star Trek: Discovery will set up production in Toronto this July to film for its third season. Commonly referred to by its code name Green Harvest, the series is set approximately 10 years before the original Star Trek series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones among others.Anne with an E – Season 3 Private Eyes/FacebookPrivate Eyes will be back in Toronto this month filming for its fourth season. Starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson as the show’s lead characters, the series follows a former hockey player turned detective who partners with a private investigator to solve crimes.Dare Me – Season 1Starring Family Channel’s Brittany Raymond, Dare Me is a new series filming in the city through to August. Dare Me is said to be about a young cheerleader seeking revenge against a former clique she used to be a part of.Suits – Season 9Suits will be in Toronto this month filming for its ninth season of the hit show through to August. This long-running series will come to an end after this season but fans don’t worry — there’s still ten episodes to binge before you have to say goodbye! In the final season, fans can expect to see an appearance from long-time character Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams, who left the series in season seven.Condor – Season 2Condor will be on location in Toronto this July until September filming for season two. This American thriller series is based upon the novel by James Grady Six Days of the Condor and stars William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Max Irons, and Brendan Fraser. Anne with an e/IMDbBased on the classic 1908 book Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne with an E is filming in the city through to August for season three of the Canadian drama series. Cast members include Amybeth McNulty as main character Anne, along with Christian Martyn, and Stephen Tracey.Private Eyes – Season 4 Login/Register With: Advertisement Suits / Facebook Advertisement Advertisement
13Feb Rep. Wozniak: Stronger water and road infrastructure, car insurance reform needed for Michigan Categories: Wozniak News State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today underscored issues he continues to fight for in the Michigan House of Representatives after attending Tuesday night’s State of the State address.Wozniak, who serves on the House Health Policy and Families, Children and Seniors committees, has been a strong advocate of ensuring Macomb County residents have access to safe and clean drinking water through durable delivery systems. The Michigan Legislature – in the past 13 months – has already secured $125 million to help families affected by PFAS contamination, allowing the state to respond quickly and effectively to contamination reports. Since taking office in January 2019, Wozniak said he looks to build on the progress already made, and continue his unwavering commitment to protect families from harmful contaminants, while protecting the pocketbooks of hard-working taxpayers.“Making important investments in our water infrastructure to ensure families have safe, clean drinking water is an area where the governor and the Legislature can work together,” Wozniak said. “We must explore all options to protect our environment and preserve clean water without burdening Michigan taxpayers.”To set Michigan above other states, Wozniak has stressed the importance of properly funding the state’s roadways. During her address, the governor reaffirmed her promise to “fix the damn roads,” yet Wozniak said she fell short of talking about a specific plan.“Fixing our state’s roadways is something all drivers can agree on as being mandatory,” Wozniak said. “While I welcome Gov. Whitmer’s focus on fixing the damn roads, I was surprised she didn’t have any plan on how to fix them or where she will find the money to fix them. Macomb allocates more money to roads than it receives from the state budget. We cannot continue just throwing money at the problem, and putting the burden on Macomb County taxpayers without a specific plan. Until the governor lays out a detailed plan, there’s not much progress we can make.”Wozniak, a first-term lawmaker, has clearly stated the need for reforming the state’s car insurance system responsible for Michigan drivers paying the highest premiums in the nation. Wozniak said he is working with House colleagues to craft a meaningful solution, adding he is concerned the governor failed to provide a detailed plan for car insurance reform in her address.“I was disappointed the governor did not give car insurance reform the attention it needed, and I’m sure Macomb County drivers share the same feeling,” Wozniak said. “Car insurance reform is one of the top priorities of residents back home, and it’s a large enough pocketbook issue that Gov. Whitmer could’ve at least laid out a detailed plan on how she is committed to working with the Legislature in providing a meaningful solution for all motorists across the state. The state House has created a special committee to deal with this issue.“I would like to hear more from the governor on her ideas to address the cost of car insurance and I hope her plans regarding strengthening our water infrastructure and fixing our roads come to light when she presents her budget in the near future.”
Saudi Arabia-based technology provider Selevision has teamed up with satellite operator Arabsat to launch what the pair say will be the first HbbTV-based service in Middle East and North Africa region.The Service will be provided to Arabsat customers from Jordan Media City, via service provider Du in the UAE and via Overon in Spain. The Arabsat-delivered HbbTV service will be complemented by Selevision’s OTT platform and content library and the service will be delivered via Arabsat’s 26 deg. East hotspot. A range of standard applications will be provided to participating broadcasters.The service will be available to viewers on all HbbTV compatible set-top-boxes in the regions served. Arabsat and Selevision also plan to launch what they say is the first HbbTV channel in the region as a pilot to present the concept to Arabsat’s customer base.Raed Khusheim, CEO of Selevision said: “We are delighted to enter into this strategic partnership with Arabsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators. We are constantly looking forward and committed to delivering engaging new services for customers, The HbbTV service will be compatible with all available HbbTV-ready boxes in the market. Furthermore, we have also announced REDO, Selevision new invention: the first hybrid Android unit with an approved CAS system platform, [our] REDO unit will allow us to provide a variety of interactive new hybrid services to the market before any other provider in the region”.Khalid Balkhyour, president and CEO of Arabsat said: “Arabsat is always keen to deliver new experience to its viewers and facilitate access to new technology for its broadcastors base customers; this partnership with Selevision will add value to the Arabsat hotspot at 26 deg. East with its growing neighbourhood that will benefit both the broadcaster and the viewer. This platform will leverage on Arabsat’s reach and on Selevision’s extremely competitive offerings and services. Both parties have invested in this platform to provide an excellent cooperation model in the industry.”
Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Dec 3 2018The Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high content of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes and nuts. This healthy diet pattern has been associated with lower obesity and cardiometabolic risk in adults, but few studies have focused on children.This study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, aimed at evaluating the association between adherence to a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy and growth patterns and cardiometabolic risk in early infancy.The study was performed with data of over 2,700 pregnant women from Asturias, Guipúzcoa, Sabadell and Valencia, who are part of the INMA-Childhood and Environment cohort. The women filled in a questionnaire on dietary intake in the first and third trimester of pregnancy. In addition, the diet, weight and height of their offspring were followed-up from birth to age 4 years. Other tests such as blood analysis and blood pressure were also performed at age 4.Related StoriesOpioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in UtahDiet and nutrition influence microbiome in colonic mucosaHealthy high-fiber diet could reduce preeclampsia riskThe results show that pregnant women with higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet had a 32% lower risk of having children with an accelerated growth pattern, as compared to offspring of women that did not follow such diet.Sílvia Fernández, ISGlobal researcher and first author of the study, underlines that “mothers with lower adherence to the Mediterranean diet were younger, consumed more calories, and had higher probability of smoking and a lower education and social level,” as compared to those women who did follow the diet”.”These results support the hypothesis that a healthy diet during pregnancy can have a beneficial effect for child development,” concludes the study coordinator Dora Romaguera, researcher at ISGlobal and CIBEROBN. Regarding the mechanisms that underlie this association, the researcher mentions “possible epigenetic modifications that regulate fetal cardiometabolism, or shared eating patterns between mothers and children, although this deserves further investigation.”The study did not find a correlation between Mediterranean diet in pregnancy and a reduction in cardiometabolic risk (blood pressure or cholesterol) in early infancy. “The effects on cardiometabolic risk could appear later in childhood,” explains Fernández. Source:https://www.isglobal.org/documents/10179/6225531/NdP+Dieta+Mediterranea+Embarazadas+eng+031218.pdf/9dcbcb16-9184-4c2a-a889-50ff29061336
Source:https://news.rutgers.edu/more-vitamin-d-may-improve-memory-too-much-may-slow-reaction-time/20190313#.XIaNhShKi70 Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 15 2019How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much?A unique Rutgers-led study found that overweight and obese older women who took more than three times the recommended daily dose of vitamin D showed improvements in memory and learning – but also had slower reaction times. The researchers hypothesize that slower reaction times may increase the risk of falling among older people.The researchers, whose work is in the Journals of Gerontology: Series A, used computers to assess the impact of vitamin D on cognitive function. The researchers evaluated three groups of women between 50 and 70 years old in a randomized controlled trial.One group took the recommended daily dose of 600 international units (IU), equivalent to 15 micrograms, of vitamin D each day for a year. Another group took 2,000 IU per day and the third took 4,000. All women participated in lifestyle counseling and were encouraged to lose a modest amount of weight.The researchers found that memory and learning improved in the group that took 2,000 IU per day, but not in the group that took the higher dosage. Meanwhile, the women’s reaction time showed a trend to be slower at 2,000 IU daily and was significantly slower at the higher dosage.”The slower reaction time may have other negative outcomes such as potentially increasing the risk of falling and fractures,” said senior author Sue Shapses, a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and director of the New Jersey Obesity Group. “This is possible since other researchers have found that vitamin D supplementation at about 2,000 IU daily or more increased risk of falls, but they did not understand the cause. Our team’s findings indicating a slower reaction time may be one answer. Many people think that more vitamin D supplementation is better, but this study shows that is not always the case.”Related StoriesVitamin D deficiency at birth increases risk of high blood pressure in childrenVitamin D is essential for preventing preeclampsiaVitamin D metabolite may stop mechanism by which cancer cells become drug-resistantShapses said 4,000 IU a day might not be a problem for younger people but for the elderly it could compromise walking or catching one’s balance to avoid a fall because their reaction time is slower. This is a presumption until future research can cover vitamin D levels, cognition and falls in one study, she added.Vitamin D – known for its importance for bone health – is obtained through sun exposure and some foods. Researchers have also found that vitamin D has a major impact on how the body, including the brain, functions.Cognitive impairment and dementia are significant public health problems, especially with aging, the study notes. Evidence shows that vitamin D plays a role in cognition and the normal functioning of the central nervous system.More than one in four adults 65 and older fall each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The annual U.S. toll includes 29 million falls, 3 million emergency department visits, 800,000 hospitalizations and 28,000 deaths. Falling also leads to more than $31 billion in annual Medicare costs, and the costs will surge unless the problem is recognized and prevention is stressed.More research is needed to determine whether reaction time is related to rates of falls and injuries in at-risk populations. Examining different doses of vitamin D supplementation and from dietary sources in both men and women of different ages, and people of different races over a longer period, also needs to be studied, Shapses said. Larger studies are needed as well.
Lutzkanin said research shows a mother’s physical, spiritual and emotional health going into a pregnancy has an effect on outcomes for the child.”You want to be as healthy as possible going into it,” he said. “Because you can’t bake brownies in a broken oven.”His recommendations include: Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 6 2019Athletes invest hours practicing before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigor of pregnancy, labor and caring for a newborn.Dr. Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one.Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance to do preconception counseling. Fortunately, most women of childbearing age are healthy. And most pregnant women are motivated to make lifestyle changes, because they’re not just doing it for themselves.”Dr. Andrew Lutzkanin Source:Penn State Health Eat a balanced, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet that incorporates nutrition from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Engage in cardio exercise that increases your heart rate for 20 minutes a few times each week to improve stamina and endurance. Stay well hydrated. Maintain a healthy weight to avoid increased risk for complications during pregnancy and delivery. Quit smoking. Take 400 mcg daily of folic acid (most women’s multivitamins contain this). Avoid drug and alcohol consumption, which can affect fertility as well as the baby’s health. Talk with your doctor about the best way to get any chronic medical conditions under control. Related StoriesRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaResearch opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmiasLiver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study findsAdrienne Cray, an exercise physiologist with Penn State Health, teaches a Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby class where she focuses on teaching mothers-to-be about how to use their abdominal muscles correctly.”When you are pregnant, your center of gravity shifts, and the extra weight can get things out of alignment,” she said. “Using your core muscles can help protect your back from pain, strain or injury.”Cray said women can continue whatever level of exercise they were accustomed to before pregnancy until childbirth unless they no longer feel comfortable or their doctor recommends otherwise.She teaches deep-breathing exercises to help women decrease their heart and breathing rates during moments of stress. “Whatever mom is feeling is definitely affecting the baby in utero as well,” she said.Once the baby is born, Cray said exercise helps mothers lose pregnancy weight while carving out precious personal time to care for themselves: “It is not a magic pill, but it definitely helps with your energy level.”Lutzkanin said medical professionals recognize they haven’t done enough to help mothers manage their mental health, particularly post-partum depression.”Now, we are constantly screening for it, especially if there is a history,” he said. “Pregnancy is a stressful period with a lot going on, so we want them to get on a good regimen of medication and counseling before pregnancy if possible.”