Haws named WCC Player of the Week

first_img11/12 – Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga 1/28 – Colbey Ross, Pepperdine Written by 12/24 – Trey Wertz, Santa Clara Haws led BYU to a pair of road West Coast Conference wins against San Diego (88-82 in overtime) and Loyola Marymount (70-62) while averaging 24.0 points, 7.5 assists and 1.5 steals. He shot 44.8 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from 3-point range and 95.0 percent from the free-throw line. At San Diego, Haws totaled 13 points, eight assists, one block and one steal. After the Cougars overcame a 12-point deficit to take the lead, Haws iced the game by hitting 6 of 6 at the free-throw line in the final 39 seconds. 12/17 – Anthony Townes, Pacific 12/10 – Yoeli Childs, BYU 2/18 – TJ Haws, BYU February 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Haws named WCC Player of the Week 2018-19 WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Robert Lovell 12/31 – Ajare Sanni, Pacific FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named BYU junior guard TJ Haws its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 18, 2019.center_img 1/21 – Frankie Ferrari, San Francisco 11/26 – Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga This marks the first WCC weekly honor for Haws and the third for a BYU player this season. Junior forward Yoeli Childs was the WCC Player of the Week on Jan. 14 and Dec. 10. 2/4 – Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga 1/14 – Yoeli Childs, BYU 12/3 – Josh Perkins, Gonzaga 11/19 – James Batemon, Loyola Marymount With Cougars down five, Haws hit a jumper and 3-pointer to give BYU its first tie of the game at 67-all with 6:26 remaining. With 33 seconds to go, Haws made a deep two from the left side to put his team ahead for the first time all evening. In overtime, Haws scored eight points, including 4 of 4 free-throw shooting in the final 26 seconds to help the Cougars hold on for the win. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/TJ Haws/WCC/WCC Player of the Week In the win against San Diego, Haws hit 11 of 18 from the field, 3 of 5 from 3-point range and 10 of 11 from the free-throw line for a career-best 35 points to help the Cougars overcome a 14-point second half deficit to win 88-82 in overtime. After a seven-point first half, Haws had 20 points, four assists and two steals to help BYU send the game into overtime. 2/11 – Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga 1/7 – Jade’ Smith, Pepperdinelast_img read more

Zion Williamson eager to end long wait for NBA draft: ‘I just want to hoop’

first_img Beau Lund Written by June 19, 2019 /Sports News – National Zion Williamson eager to end long wait for NBA draft: ‘I just want to hoop’center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLou Rocco/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Zion Williamson knows he’s likely to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. But for now, the equation is simple.“I just want to hoop,” he said. Williamson, who will turn 19 a week after the draft, spent the 2018-19 collegiate season blowing people’s minds as a 6-foot-7, 280-pound athlete at Duke University. He wore a warm smile, already immortalized as a meme during his college career, and a sense of anxious anticipation as he sat down with Robin Roberts for an interview airing Wednesday on ABC News’ Good Morning America.“It’s crazy, honestly, you know, I never saw myself as being a top-3, top-4 pick and for people to think that I could go [No.] 1, it means a lot to me,” he said. “It’s showing that my hard work is paying off, but I just want to get drafted period.”The New Orleans Pelicans hold the top pick when the draft gets underway just after 7 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.No one expects any name other than Williamson’s to be called first.“I don’t play basketball for the money; it was the last thing I thought of when I was a little kid,” Williamson said. “When I was a little kid, I looked at my mom, stepdad, said, ‘I want to be an NBA player,’ just because I love to play the game of basketball like 24/7.”The power forward averaged 22.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game as a freshman on his way to be named Associated Press national player of the year. His family has said he never seriously considered returning to the school.Sitting with him backstage on Thursday will be his family.“They were the first ones to see something in me, that I didn’t even see in myself, so I’m glad I can have my family with me along this journey,” Williamson said.The forward has already earned one-name status, like LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, who he could join as fellow No. 1 overall picks.“Those are big shoes to fill, but I’m not looking to fill those, I’m just looking to be the best Zion I could be,” Williamson said.Ironically, the only hiccup in Williamson’s sterling career came as a result of shoes. The star’s Nike basketball shoes couldn’t hold up to the nearly 300-pound athlete, literally tearing apart during a game against rival North Carolina in February. He missed the final six games of the regular season with a resulting knee sprain, but returned in the conference tournament and looked like his dominant self in three NCAA tournament games.He readily admits that there will be nerves as he’s sitting in the green room, despite his almost certain pick as the top overall player.“I’m probably going to be super nervous. Hopefully I don’t trip and fall when I walk across the stage,” Williamson joked. “I think it’s going to be a lot of emotions, especially if my name gets called, I don’t how I’m going to feel. I don’t know if I’m going to cry, just smile, I guess I’ll see Thursday.”But there is one thing Williamson can be content knowing he’ll be able to say for certain after first dreaming about it as a 5-year-old playing on a miniature hoop.“I will be excited to finally say that I’m an NBA player,” he said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Local lockdowns are beginning to impact housing market activity, warns senior industry figure

first_imgA leading industry figure has claimed that local lockdown are already beginning to quieten down local housing markets as huge swathes of the population in England and Wales are significantly restricted under the government’s three-tier system.“For the time being, the market looks set to remain busy, but we are seeing some early signs that local lockdowns are suppressing activity levels, particularly in some parts of the UK where it is not possible to leave your current home, let alone view somebody else’s,” says Jonathan Hopper, CEO of Garrington.This includes Wales, which has implemented a partial housing market lockdown including viewings and other face-to-face activity banned for two weeks as its government implements a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown.Hopper is also worried that agents have become de-coupled from the wider economy as the housing boom largely continues, albeit at lower levels than in July and August.Confusion“The lockdowns in England are causing confusion and suppressing activity because even if you’re an active buyer and want to view properties, buyers may not allow you inside their homes, and vice-versa, so there is an inevitable stepping of the gas pedal – but we’re some way off the market cooling dramatically.”But Hopper is also worried that some agents seem to be ‘de-coupled’ from economic reality at the moment, and that “we’ve seemingly entered a parallel universe where the activity in estate agents’ windows bears no resemblance to the wider economic situation,” he says.He says agents are responding to demand, but that this is being created by pent-up lifestyle requirements rather than economic reality.“I realise these comments aren’t popular with some agents who don’t want to talk the market down – but I think we need to start having a discussion about what happens when the boom ends,” he says.Garrington Jonathan Hopper Wales October 22, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 22nd October 2020 at 6:48 am‘De-coupled from economic reality’ a great phrase from Nigel Lewis, and I think that Jonathan Hopper has a really valid point, all of commerce is affected by local restrictions caused by the pandemic, but with a second wave imminent there seems to be little that can be done.The housing market is superheated at present speaking as a forlorn would be purchaser there is a scarcity of suitable inventory to buy, and many agents with depleted staff and or working from home, but in a fragmented way, are not being helped if they are now going to have vendors and buyers in lockdown mode.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Local lockdowns are beginning to impact housing market activity, warns senior industry figure previous nextAgencies & PeopleLocal lockdowns are beginning to impact housing market activity, warns senior industry figureGovernment’s attempts to manage the virus during the run up to Xmas are having an effect on buyer and vendor confidence, particularly viewings.Nigel Lewis22nd October 20201 Comment1,547 Viewslast_img read more

Baking Industry Awards ’19: Speciality Bread Product

first_imgAward category sponsored byWinner: Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, Seasons BakeryIn addition to beetroot, this loaf contains two more key ingredients – time and love, explains Dan Nemeth, owner of North Yorkshire-based Seasons Bakery.“Both go into making it a great-tasting loaf,” he says. “You can’t rush any aspect of the process; the taste comes from all the factors that have contributed.”Made with a three-day process, using cold-proofing, the loaf comprises a sourdough starter that is fed with fresh, grated beetroot.“This gives the active starter a great smell,” says Nemeth. “Then I add fresh grated beetroot to the dough itself, but first it has been slowly roasted with seasoning and olive oil in the oven.”At the end of the process, the shaped dough is baked on the stone floor of the oven at a high temperature with lots of steam.The bread, which was named Britain’s Best Loaf in the 2017 competition organised by British Baker, has proved a hit with consumers, and Nemeth has had to make the retarder bigger and has bought a new oven to ensure he maintains its consistency.“This loaf has an appealing golden colour and good shape. It also has a good crumb structure, and good distribution of beetroot, giving it a lovely aroma and taste.” Colin Lomax, category judgeFinalist: New Forest Wild Garlic & Emmental Sourdough,Reeve the BakerIngredients for this loaf include wheat and spelt flour, as well as salt, water and the wild garlic & Emmental cheese.“This bread is made using our three-day long fermentation process, which develops real flavour, open texture and excellent crust,” explains owner Gary Reeve.The wild garlic, which is so key to the taste of the loaf, is a seasonal product, sourced just a few miles from the bakery’s location in Wilton, Wiltshire.“The flavour and smell are softer and more natural than supermarket garlic,” he adds.After fermentation, the dough is scaled and put into baskets lined with fresh, whole garlic leaves before being baked in a stone-floor oven. It is then delivered to Reeve’s 12 shops, where it is sold in branded wax bags.“The flavour combination works very well. The bread has good keeping qualities due to the long fermentation process,” adds Reeve.“We use only the best natural ingredients and we never add any artificial flavours, dried sours, or commercial yeasts.”Finalist: Slow-proved Seeded Sourdough, Poppyseed BakeryThis loaf was inspired by a bread produced by Poppyseed Bakery using yeast.“We wanted to give customers the sourdough option with those same flavours, but with the added sour taste and texture,” explains owner Lee Smith, adding that the Sussex-based business makes the bread in various shapes depending on the demands of its wholesale customers.Sunflower, pumpkin and poppy seeds are used in the dough, and it gets topped with sesame, sunflower and poppy seeds.“We’ve been making it for about 11 years now. The bread is a good seller alongside our other sourdoughs. Where we are located, traditional breads are still the most popular with our customers.”To help promote his breads, Smith has short videos on his website, showing breadmaking from the starter dough through to the finished loaf.Smith started his career as a bakery apprentice in 1984 and opened Poppyseed Bakery in December 2016.last_img read more

Celebrate Neil Young’s 75th Birthday With The Fateful Tale Behind His 1972 Classic Album, ‘Harvest’

first_imgToday, Neil Young celebrates his 75th birthday, and after a decorated, 50+ year-long career as a musician, singer-songwriter, producer, director, screenwriter, humanitarian, entrepreneur, he’s still going strong. Young even recently became a U.S. citizen earlier this year after multiple failed efforts, which he claimed were denied due to his love for cannabis.Watch Neil Young’s Improvised Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech, Eh?With such a vast body of work to pull from, there are countless ways we could honor the beloved Canadian-American rocker on his birthday. Here, we’re opting to revisit arguably the most famous release of his career, 1972’s HarvestIn 1971, Young was in a time of growth in his career. He had recently parted ways with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Crazy Horse had signed a new record deal of their own, so Young had plans to release a live acoustic album as his next project. In 1971, Young headed to Nashville to record one of his new acoustic tunes on The Johnny Cash Show in promotion of the new acoustic album. But that trip to Nashville ended up serendipitously altering Young’s course.Watch Neil perform “The Needle and the Damage Done” on the Johnny Cash Show during the fateful trip to Nashville in 1971.Neil Young – “The Needle and the Damage Done” – The Johnny Cash Show[Video: shitilike]After taping his new acoustic lament “The Needle and the Damage Done”, he went in for a recording session at the local Quadrafonic Sound Studios (now Quad Studios Nashville) to jam and cut a few new songs he had written. The band consisted of a group of session players that had been pulled together at the last minute. Young felt such an immediate connection to the band (whom he eventually dubbed The Stray Gators) that he brought in Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, who had also been part of the Johnny Cash Show recording, to help realize the unexpected burst of inspiration and chemistry.Young was so inspired by these Nashville sessions that he decided to scrap the existing live acoustic album concept, instead of using the fruits of his fortuitous 1971 Nashville trip as the core of a reimagined new release. The only remnant of the acoustic live concept that remained on the revamped album was a now-famous rendition of “The Needle and the Damage Done” akin to the one performed on The Johnny Cash Show.The result, 1972’s Harvest, received initially harsh critical reception. A Rolling Stone review famously called the album a “disappointing retread of earlier, better Young releases,” noting that “the discomfortingly unmistakable resemblance of nearly every song on this album to an earlier Young composition – it’s as if he just added a steel guitar and new words to After The Gold Rush.” However, the album was a commercial smash, eventually taking the #1 spot on the Billboard charts and going Platinum four times over. Over the years, the critical opinion of Harvest has done a virtual 180. It is now considered one of his greatest releases, was named the #1 Canadian Album of All Time in Bob Mersereau‘s book, The Top 100 Canadian Albums, and even Rolling Stone ranked the supposedly “disappointing” Harvest the 78th “Greatest Album of All Time” in a 2003 list.In honor of Neil Young turning 75 years young today, revisit his ’72 classic, Harvest, although it’s worth noting that one doesn’t really ever need an excuse to spin this classic:Neil Young – HarvestHappy birthday, Neil! Here’s to many more years of rockin’!last_img read more

Pandemic’s path of destruction widens

first_img Despite hardships, U.S. public is ‘firmly opposed’ to reopening the economy immediately Block and Sachs point to flaws in the social safety net, an indifferent OSHA, and a system that favors employers over employees When it comes to caring for children, majorities of households with children in New York (60 percent), Los Angeles (69 percent), Chicago (51 percent), and Houston (60 percent) report experiencing serious problems during this time. This includes sizable shares of households with serious problems keeping children’s education going, helping children adjust to major life changes, finding child care while working, and finding space for children to get physical activity while maintaining a safe distance from others.Households with children in major cities also face significant barriers with internet connectivity during the coronavirus outbreak. At least four in 10 households with children report either having serious problems with their internet connection to do schoolwork or their jobs, or that they do not have a high-speed internet connection at home (New York – 43 percent, Los Angeles – 54 percent, Chicago – 40 percent, Houston – 45 percent.View the complete poll findings. And the survey says, ‘keep it closed’ How COVID turned a spotlight on weak worker rights At least half of households in the four largest U.S. cities — New York , Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston — report facing serious financial problems during the coronavirus outbreak. Their worries include depleting household savings, paying credit card bills and other debts, and affording medical care, according to a new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll.In New York, 53 percent of respondents said they are facing serious fiscal hardships, with 56 percent in Los Angeles, 53 in Chicago, and 63 in Houston.The poll found that many of the cited problems are concentrated among Black and Latino households, those with annual incomes below $100,000, and households experiencing job or wage losses since the start of the outbreak. Serious financial problems during the coronavirus outbreak are reported by majorities of Black households in New York  (62 percent), Los Angeles (52 percent), Chicago (69 percent) and Houston (81 percent). Serious financial problems are also reported by majorities of Latino households in New York City (73 percent), Los Angeles (71 percent), Chicago (63 percent), and Houston (77 percent) during this time. In addition, majorities of households with annual incomes below $100,000 report facing serious financial problems in New York City (65 percent), Los Angeles (64 percent), Chicago (59 percent), and Houston (72 percent) during the coronavirus outbreak.N=512 New York City adults ages 18+. Race/ethnicity categorized as non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic Black, and Latino. Income defined as reported 2019 household income. Net Q4-5. At any point since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, has anyone living in your household … had a) serious problems paying mortgage/rent, b) serious problems paying utilities, c) serious problems making car payments, d) serious problems affording medical care, e) serious problems paying credit cards/loans/other debt, f) serious problems affording food, g) other serious financial problems? … used up all or most of their savings? Source: “The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Major U.S. Cities”When it comes to employment problems, half or more households in these cities report any adult household members have lost their jobs, been furloughed, or had wages or hours reduced since the start of the outbreak (New York – 50 percent, Los Angeles – 61 percent, Chicago – 51 percent, Houston – 57 percent). And among these households with job or wage losses during the coronavirus outbreak, more than two-thirds report facing serious financial problems (New York – 73 percent, Los Angeles – 73 percent, Chicago – 69 percent, Houston – 81 percent).This poll, “The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Major U.S. Cities,” was conducted July 1-Aug. 3 among 3,454 U.S. adults, including 512 adults living in New York City, 507 adults living in Los Angeles, 529 adults living in Chicago, and 447 adults living in Houston. Adults in this survey were asked to report on serious problems facing both themselves and others living in their households, so measures are reported as a percentage of households for all household-related questions.Q4/Q5. N=512 New York City adults ages 18+. Categories ranked by highest % among respondents. *An additional 8% volunteered they didn’t have any household savings prior to the coronavirus outbreak. Source: “The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Major U.S. Cities”In health care, significant shares of households in the four cities report household members have been unable to get medical care for serious problems when they needed it during the coronavirus outbreak, and they have faced negative health consequences as a result.  Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, 19 percent of New York households, 20 percent of Los Angeles households, 23 percent of Chicago households, and 27 percent of Houston households report anyone in their household has been unable to get medical care for a serious problem when they needed it. A majority of these households with anyone who has been unable to get care when needed (New York City – 59 percent, Los Angeles – 63 percent, Chicago – 55 percent, Houston – 75 percent) report negative health consequences as a result.“Before federal coronavirus support programs even expired, we find millions of people with very serious problems with their finances, health care, and with caring for children,” said Robert J. Blendon, co-director of the survey and Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis Emeritus at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Though we want to believe we are all in this together, findings show problems concentrated in people who earn less than $100,000, people who have lost wages or jobs, and Black and Latino Americans.” Related Ariella Barker has been advocating for herself and others since childhood — now she will work where litigation meets policy Returning to fight for disabled workers rightslast_img read more

Dell EMC Data Protection – Accelerating IT Transformation from Edge to Core to Cloud

first_imgWith more than 140,000 employees serving customers worldwide, Dell Technologies is helping organizations accelerate innovation and make the most of their investments in virtualization. Many times, outdated technology and the need to keep pace with competitors are driving forces for customers to connect with us.As we head to VMworld Europe, Data Protection is recognized as one of the 5 key pillars in VMware’s multi-cloud strategy (Build, Run, Manage, Connect, Protect). Based on industry success, proven agility and resiliency, Dell EMC Data Protection is a preferred choice to offer best in class data protection solutions with deep integration into the VMware suite of capabilities. Organizations choose Dell EMC and VMware for a multitude of reasons, including a differentiated data protection solution. In the stories that follow, you’ll hear why our customers find Dell EMC to be a reliable, innovative and easy to manage solution for data protection.Chorley CouncilChorley Council, a local government serving 110,000 residents in the U.K., had outdated technology standing in the way of making vital government services available to citizens anytime. To accelerate its digital transformation, they pursued an end-to-end, cloud-based data protection solution with Dell EMC, VMware and AWS.“With Dell EMC, VMware and AWS, we’ve completed a significant IT transformation, eliminated our DR site and improved the lives of residents. That adds up to substantial cost savings related to heating, cooling and rent and hopefully makes for a happier society.”The first step was replacing an aging NetApp environment. Emma Marshall, ICT and Programme Manager, Chorley Council, explains, “We considered HP, Veaam and Rubrik, but Dell EMC Data Protection was the only solution that checked off all the boxes for our digital transformation to enhance government services and lower service delivery costs. Dell EMC was the most cost-effective and scored the highest for availability, quality and ease of use.”Dell EMC Data Protection solutions provide Chorley with data deduplication, backup, recovery and replication to AWS cloud storage. Chorley uses Dell EMC Data Protection Software, Data Domain Virtual Edition and Data Domain Boost to back up approximately 80 VMware virtual servers and Citrix virtual desktops to on-site Dell EMC Data Domain appliances. Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) software replicates Chorley’s backups to AWS.With increased digital usage, Chorley’s data requirements are expected to double in five years. Marshall reflects, “We’re one of the only local governments in the U.K. to embrace digital, cloud-based transformation. Dell EMC Data Protection provides us with the scalability, reliability and agility to execute this strategy with confidence and meet the evolving needs of our community.”Read the full Chorley Council StoryRG SystemRG System, the software developer of a leading SaaS ITSM solution on the French IT Management market, is part of the French Septeo group, which comprises 12 different and complementary companies providing digital business services. The group represents 850 staff and 10,000 clients and the new RG System office will also serve as a platform for the internationalization of some of the Septeo groups other services into the North American market.RG System serves three customers: 75% are managed services business (MSBs) using their solution to deliver business continuity to their customer; second is software publisher, ISV, using their solution to deliver business connectivity to their customer; the last one is the integrators, using RG as a value-add to their business model. With a customer-first approach, RG System’s need for business continuity and infrastructure availability, as well as a complex hybrid cloud environment, requires a backup and recovery solution that can manage a complex infrastructure.Gregory Caldera, CEO of RG System, said, “The most critical challenge for us was that the solution needed to work with our entire environment. The solution needs to be compatible with all solutions in our environment as well as our customer environments and the software needs to be able to back up all types of infrastructures including client or server, physical or virtual, especially VMware.”And that’s exactly why they chose Dell EMC.Dell EMC helped RG System reduce backup times by 95%. With their previous solution it took more than 28 days to organize the first backup. With RG Systems and Dell EMC data protection, they reduced this time to 44 hours for the first backup. The daily backup took around eight hours with their previous solution and with Dell EMC, it only takes 25 minutes to organize the daily backup.Caldera noted, “One of the main advantages to using Dell EMC Data Protection Software with Data Domain hardware is that it provides our customers with a unified interface and one unique solution, along with superior deduplication rates from a powerful solution.” Listen to this full story:ACPACP is one of the leading IT providers in Germany and Austria, serving companies, authorities and organizations of all sizes. In their experience, IT has changed massively, and organizations are dealing with a trend toward IT transformation and digitization.The massive growth in data over recent years has been a major concern for ACP and their customers. With increasing data growth, the demands on security and on data protection measures are increasing. As a longtime partner of Dell EMC, ACP has been dealing with enterprise solutions in the storage environment for many years. This includes the data protection solutions, including numerous Data Domain installations and the Data Protection Software portfolio.Dirk Witje, an ACP board member in Germany, shared, “We now have many customers that we have equipped with a data protection solution from Dell EMC. At the beginning of this year, we equipped one of our larger customers – a pharmaceutical company with 40 locations and 7,000 employees internationally – with the Integrated Data Protection Appliance.”IDPA DP4400 8-24TBThe Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) is an easy-to-install converged solution that is cloud-ready and offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access and restore, all in a single appliance.Listen to the full story here. What’s Next?With Dell EMC Data Protection, the future is bright. Our customers have spoken and it’s clear that a trusted data protection solution is essential. With Dell EMC and VMware’s integration and easy to use solution, many organizations globally have seen a multitude of benefits. Adopting a dependable solution for data protection helped these organizations understand the value of their data to realize future growth, reduced costs and IT transformation.Want to discover more ways our customers are benefiting from the integration between Dell EMC and VMware? Visit with us at VMworld Europe in Booth D401 or check out these additional resources:dellemc.com/VMwareProtectiondellemc.com/IDPAdellemc.com/powerprotectdellemc.com/dataprotectionMore Dell EMC Data Protection customer stories here!last_img read more

Mountain Mama: Can You Run on a Paleo Diet?

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,Many of my friends follow a Paleo lifestyle. That means that they don’t eat grains, bread, pasta, potatoes, sugar, or processed carbs. They claim that the feel great and have encouraged me to try a 30-day Paleo challenge.I’m a runner. Is it healthy for me to keep my mileage up and run on a Paleo diet?Thanks,Runner Guy————————————————————————- Dear Runner Guy,Paleo eating has definitely caught on, and many feel transformed by the weight loss and energy gain they feel as a result. Eating Paleo means there are a lot of foods you can’t eat. But like everything in life, it might be better to focus on the positive – what you can eat. Eating Paleo means a high fat, medium protein, and low carb diet, including lots of meat (preferably organic, grass fed), eggs (free range), fish (not farmed), non starchy vegetables, berries and some other fruit in moderation, and nuts.Prior to the agricultural revolution, our ancestors ate Paleo, which is why it’s been dubbed the “caveman diet.” Cavemen didn’t run long distances, and had no need to eat gels or gulp energy drinks. But Runner Guy, you may require quick acting carbs depending on how long you run. As a general rule, most people can run for one hour or less without requiring carb supplements like gels or sport drinks.Without enough energy, some runner’s suffer a low blood sugar level and may experience “bonking.” When it happens, your body’s desire to nestle down in a gutter may override your brain’s willpower to keep going. Once after a long run in New Zealand I reported to a group of friends that I had “bonked” around mile 10. They laughed hysterically and high-fived me before letting me in on the joke – Kiwis use the term bonk to refer to sex, which would have been a much more fun diversion during a long run.Runner Guy, let’s talk about the science behind following a Paleo eating regime, which is that the body will learn to burn fat for fuel since so few carbs are readily available for energy. For longer runs, most people’s bodies aren’t able to burn fat fast enough to keep up with their energy requirements.Many ultra runners who follow a Paleo diet modify it somewhat. They load up on nutrient-rich complex carbs like yams and winter squash before races instead of pasta and bread. But they do tweak the Paleo guidelines so that they consume higher amounts of carbohydrates required for their performance and recovery needs. Most claim that returning to a strict Paleo diet a day or two after a long mileage diet helps them keep their weight down and ensure that they maintain even blood insulin levels.Runner Guy, give the Paleo lifestyle a try and see how it goes. Be flexible and listen to your body. Best,Mountain MamaGOT A QUESTION FOR MOUNTAIN MAMA? SEND IT HERElast_img read more

Berger: Don’t wrap credit unions into CRA, allow them to serve the underserved instead

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger, in a Credit Union Times op-ed, reminded readers of the good work credit unions do to help underserved communities, noting “we joined the credit union industry to serve people, to serve communities, and to serve the millions of Americans in need of affordable loans and safe and sound financial products.”With some calling for credit unions to be subject to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Berger noted the CRA was designed to prevent banks from engaging in discriminatory lending practices, and that “these practices…have been outright rejected by credit unions.”Berger argued that consumer safeguards and fair lending practices are already deeply embedded in credit unions’ business model. More so, credit unions remain proactive in ensuring underserved communities’ needs are met and that subjecting credit unions to CRA would provide no additional consumer benefit.To allow credit unions to further serve underserved communities, NAFCU has voiced strong support for the Financial Services for the Underserved Act (H.R. 4665), introduced by Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Paul Cook, R-Calif., that would allow all credit unions to add underserved areas to their respective fields of membership. In recent testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters openly supported this policy too. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

‘We don’t want to be infected’: Indonesian crewmen plead to be airlifted home

first_imgHe said that the operator of the Diamond Princess was allowing its crew members to disembark, as long as their governments had made arrangements for their repatriation. He said that all passengers had left the ship by Tuesday, which left some 400 crew members on board.He begged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to rescue them, adding that the governments of the United States, Canada, South Korea and several European countries were planning to begin evacuating their nationals among the crew on Tuesday.”What is the government waiting for? Are they waiting for the remaining 69 of us to become infected?” said Masfud.On Feb. 5, Japanese authorities quarantined the Diamond Princess as well as its 3,711 passengers and crew for two weeks, docked in Yokohama, in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. By the time the ship was released from quarantine on Feb. 19, however, 634 of all those aboard had tested positive for COVID-19.The Indonesian government had recently floated a plan to evacuate the remaining healthy Indonesians onboard, with officials saying that it might either send an aircraft or the Indonesian Navy’s Dr. Soeharso Hospital Ship on the humanitarian mission.However, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said on Monday that Jakarta was negotiating with Tokyo on the evacuation options.While acknowledging the increasing number of infected aboard the cruise ship, Terawan said the government did not want to “make a rash decision” as regards the evacuation, stressing that it wanted to ensure that the evacuation would not spread the virus to the archipelago.Indonesia maintains that it has zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date, although a recent report about a Japanese man raised fear among the public that infections were going undetected. The Indonesian crewmen expressed their hope that the government would airlift them from the Diamond Princess. Sudiarta noted that if Jakarta decided to send a ship, they would have to wait another 14 days or so until it arrived in Yokohama.The crewmen’s main concern is that the probability of their becoming infected would increase the longer they stayed aboard.”We don’t want to become infected after previously testing negative,” Sudiarta emphasized.Indonesian crewman I Ketut Januartika agreed with Sudiarta, and reiterated the group’s hope that the government would send a plane to bring them home.“Anything could happen in the days we [have to] wait for a ship to get here,” he said.Januartika said he was willing to be quarantined again once they had arrived back in Indonesia. “If the government could come collect us by aircraft, I am ready for another quarantine. But please, don’t come get us by ship. It would take too long while we wait here,” he said.Topics : “Although we have tested negative [for COVID-19], we are worried because we are still on the cruise ship. We have yet to breathe fresh air,” said the father of two before continuing with a plea to the Indonesian government: “Please, evacuate us as soon as possible.”Masfud, who works as a chef de partie on the ship, said that morale was rapidly diminishing among all Indonesian crew that remained on the vessel, as they lived under the constant fear of contracting the virus as they waited for the government’s decision.The native of Surabaya, East Java, stressed that the vessel was “contaminated” with the coronavirus, which had been proven by the fact that the number of confirmed cases among the ship’s passengers and crew had continued to increase throughout the quarantine period.Masfud said that some of his colleagues had been healthy before, “but they were quarantined in the same cabin with a crew member who was showing certain symptoms, such as a high temperature”. Later, everyone in the cabin had tested positive for the virus. After working aboard the Diamond Princess throughout its 14-day quarantine in Yokohama, Japan, I Wayan Sudiarta was finally able to  breathe a sigh of relief over the weekend when he found that he had tested negative for COVID-19. The Feb. 24 records showed that 691 passengers and crew of the cruise ship had contracted the disease, which is caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that emerged in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.Although the 24-year-old felt lucky that he was not among the nine Indonesian colleagues who had contracted the virus, the negative test result did not allay the worries of Sudiarta and the 68 Indonesian crewmen who remain on the ship.last_img read more