Diabetes warning over soft drinks

first_img Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Diabetes warning over soft drinks by: – April 26, 2013 21 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img People should consume fewer sugar-sweetened soft drinks, say European scientistsDrinking one or more cans of sugary soft drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of diabetes in later life, a study suggests. A can a day raises the relative risk of Type-2 diabetes by about a fifth, compared with one can a month or under, say European scientists.The report in the journal Diabetologia mirrors previous US findings.A diabetes charity recommends limiting sugary foods and drinks as they are calorific and can cause weight gain. The latest research was carried out in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France and the Netherlands.Some 350,000 individuals were questioned about their diet, as part of a large European study looking at links between diet and cancer.“The consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks increases your risk of diabetes – so for every can of soft drinks that you drink per day, the risk is higher,” lead researcher Dora Romaguera from Imperial College London told BBC News.She called for clearer public health information on the effects of sugary soft drinks.“Given the increase in sweet beverage consumption in Europe, clear messages on its deleterious effect on health should be given to the population,” Dr Romaguera and colleagues conclude in their research paper.‘Not definitive evidence’An increased risk of diabetes was also linked to drinking artificially sweetened soft drinks, but this disappeared when body mass index was taken into account. Fruit juice consumption was not associated with diabetes incidence, however.Commenting on the results, Dr Matthew Hobbs, head of research at Diabetes UK, said the link between sugar-sweetened soft drinks and Type-2 diabetes persisted even when body mass index was taken into account.This suggests the increased risk is not solely due to extra calories, he said.“Even so, it is not definitive evidence that sugar-sweetened soft drinks increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, other than through their effect on body weight,” he added.“We do, though, already recommend limiting consumption of sugary foods and drinks as these are usually high in calories and so can lead to weight gain if you have too many of them. “This is important for Type 2 diabetes because we know that maintaining a healthy weight is the single most important thing you can do to prevent it.”Statistics expert Professor Patrick Wolfe, from University College London, said the absolute risk of Type-2 diabetes is low at about 4% of the adult UK population.“In and of themselves, sugary soft drinks are only part of the picture – they’re just one of the potential risk factors for Type-2 diabetes,” he said.“But since they are one we can easily eliminate – by switching to diet soft drinks or, even better, cutting them out of our diets altogether – it makes good sense to do so.”Gavin Partington, director general of the drinks industry body the British Soft Drinks Association said: “Soft drinks are safe to consume but, like all other food and drink, should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.”BBC News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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STAY AWAY: United States wants Aristide to postpone return to Haiti

first_imgNewsRegional STAY AWAY: United States wants Aristide to postpone return to Haiti by: – March 15, 2011 17 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The United States has asked former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide to postpone his return to the impoverished Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country fearing that his presence would affect the presidential elections on March 20. State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, said that while Aristide, who has been living in exile in the United States since 2004 when he was removed from office, had the right to return, doing so this week “can only be seen as a conscious choice to impact Haiti’s elections”. Toner said the Obama administration believes that Aristide should stay away and “permit the Haitian people to cast their ballots in a peaceful atmosphere”. He said Washington was askins South Africa “to delay Aristide’s departure”.However Aristide’s lawyer, Ira Kurzban, said the United States “should leave that decision to the democratically elected government instead of seeking to dictate the terms under which a Haitian citizen may return to his country”. Meanwhile, the Joint Organisation of American States (OAS)-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Mission in Haiti (JEOM) Monday deplored what it termed “the disruptive and violent incidents that broke out recently” during the campaign. In a statement, the JEOM called on the presidential candidates to do everything to ensure that the campaign continues to take place in an environment of tolerance and mutual respect.“Until recently, the presidential election campaign had proceeded in an atmosphere generally characterized by togetherness and understanding. The JEOM therefore deplores the disruptive and violent incidents that broke out last week when there were clashes between the supporters of the candidates during rallies in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitian,” the statement said. It said that the presidential candidates, former first lady Mirlande Manigat and pop singer Michel Martelly, have the responsibility to calm the passions of their supporters and to recommend peacefulness.“They should also publicly condemn any act of violence by their own supporters or those of others. They should also set the example by avoiding incitement which could lead to the disruption of public order. In this regard, the Mission deplores the calls made by the candidates to take to the streets after the elections to claim victory.”. The JEOM said that it was also reminding the candidates that elections are won at the ballot box and not in the streets. “Political leaders should take advantage of the election campaign to underline their commitment to democracy and their sense of responsibility by adhering to the rules of the game and the provisions of the Electoral Law,” it added.The JEOM said that it also condemned the killing last week of the persons putting up posters and has taken note of the rapid response of the Haitian National Police (PNH). “The Mission hopes that that the investigation will follow the established procedures so that the courts can determine the responsibilities and the penalties for this crime.” Meanwhile, five candidates who were defeated in the first round of the presidential elections on November 28 last year, have given their support to Martelly in the second round. The five candidates said Martelly was the candidate most likely to promote democracy and development. But they said the best solution would have been to annul the first round because of widespread fraud.Whoever wins the election faces the task of rebuilding Haiti after last year’s huge earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000 people and left more than a million others homeless. In addition, the new leader will have to deal with a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people.Source: Cana News Sharelast_img read more

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UK to assist Dominica with Land Tenancy Arrangements

first_img 28 Views   no discussions LocalNews UK to assist Dominica with Land Tenancy Arrangements by: – July 19, 2011 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share In photo, land tenancy agreement. Photo credit: ehow.comAs part of the Land Tenure Administration Reform Programme, the Government of Dominica contracted consultants Brown & Co.  of the United Kingdom to develop a White Paper to address land tenancy arrangements in Dominica.The consultants are also expected to prepare drafting instructions which could allow for relevant amendments/changes to the Agricultural Small Tenancies Act, the Title by Registration Act (1886) and the Land Survey Act (1988).The consultancy is funded by the European Union and forms part of a wider programme under the Government of Dominica Land Tenure and Administration Reform Programme (LTARP).In an effort to allow for further representation and feedback on the White Paper and the recommendations for legislative amendments from members of the public, the legal profession, those involved with land administration, a consultation is planned to review the draft documents as submitted by the consultants.The major objectives of this programme are to provide a clear and transparent legal framework for land registration, ownership and tenancy, to adopt improved systems to facilitate and guarantee property rights and efficient methods of property transfer and to strengthen the capacity of and linkages between key institutions and agents of Government involved inthe administration of land.Among the issues which were considered during the consultancy include Land Title, Security of Tenure, Agricultural Tenancies, Idle Land, the status of Family Land, Planning Controls, Land Use Policy and Survey Regulations.To date a series of consultations have been conducted with relevant stake holders namely farmers, land owners, lawyers, surveyors and others concerned with the land title process, land use, land tenure arrangements and agriculture.The draft will be discussed at the Public Service Training Center on Wednesday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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$USM1.4 loan from CDB described as positive news by public works minister

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews $USM1.4 loan from CDB described as positive news by public works minister by: – March 15, 2012 67 Views   no discussions Tweet Public works minister Rayburn Blackmore. Photo credit: togetherwemust.comPublic Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore says addition funding received from the Central Development Bank for the Valley Road Project is positive news for the people of Dominica and by extension the government.Last week government signed a loan agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank for over $4 million.Blackmoore told a press conference yesterday that 11.5 kilometers of road in the Roseau Valley area has been rehabilitated however “some major interventions” must be done. “We have to eliminate some of the risks associated with the traversing of that road. One of them has to do with the cliff within the intersection of the St Aroment and Bath Estate Road. We will be stabilizing that cliff and improving the road from Bath Estate going into Silver Lake,” he explained.According to Blackmoore the CBD has shown keen interest in the development of Dominica.He said statements about government accountability in relations to the projects undertaken should put to rest.He also highlighted the improvements made to the West Coast Road through the rehabilitation project.“We have been able to dispel all the myths about that road. We need to ask ourselves were it not for the visionary leadership of the prime minister, could we as a people mobilize over one hundred million US dollars to have this project?”He said the official closing ceremony for that project could be held between April 18 and 20th, 2012.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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Dominica records two more road fatalities for 2012

first_img Tweet Share Share 100 Views   5 comments Yonnel Pascal. Photo credit: Facebook profileDominica records two more road fatalities for 2012 with an early morning traffic accident in Mahaut which has claimed the life of two young men.Yonnel Pascal of Mahaut and Leslie George of Coulibistrie, the owner of 180 Sounds have been confirmed dead by the police following a collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian about 3 o’clock on Saturday morning.Superintendant of police with responsibility for the southern division Yvonne Alexander confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that the motorcycle driver [Leslie George] and the pedestrian [Yonnel Pascal] were confirmed dead by medical officials at the Princess Margaret Hospital while the pinnon rider [female companion] of the motorcycle is being treated at the hospital for injuries which she sustained as a result. Owner of 180 Sounds, Leslie George. Photo credit: Facebook profile.Alexander has also made a special appeal to motorists, especially motorcycle drivers “of the need for them to ensure their own safety; to reduce the speed, to be a lot more careful while they are commuting on the road”.She also noted that from eye witness reports and her observations at the scene, “this accident could be attributed to speed”.Alexander also noted the graveness of the incident as it claimed the life of “an innocent bystander”.A six year old female of Grand Fond, Dalia Bertrand died after colliding with a DOWASCO pickup truck in that community On January 6th, 2012 which was the first road fatality for the year.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica records two more road fatalities for 2012 by: – March 31, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

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Still no bail for Yannick Lander

first_imgLocalNews Still no bail for Yannick Lander by: – April 10, 2012 Share Tweet 92 Views   3 comments Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Yannick LanderYannick Lander who has been charged for battery on Kyle David on March 20th, 2012 has been remanded for a second time by a magistrate.Lander was ordered to the Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) of the Princess Margaret Hospital for two weeks on March 22nd by Magistrate Candia Carette-George as his attorney Zena Dyer told the Court that he was at the time “physically and mentally ill”.After the two week stay at the APU on April 5th, 2012 his application for bail was objected to by police prosecutor Michael Laudat who argued that he breached one condition of his bail which states that “he is to be of good behavior”.Lander was charged with the murder of Dwayne Pinard of Castle Comfort in 2008 and was granted bail by the High Court however the trial has not yet been commenced.It was the prosecutor’s contention that Lander ought not to have committed any other offenses while on bail however his attorney told the Court last week that her client did not breach his conditions as it did not state “do not commit any other offense”.Laudat also informed the Court that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions would make an application to the High Court on Tuesday 10th April, 2012 regarding Lander’s breach of his bail conditions.Magistrate Candia Carette-George therefore remanded Lander into custody until the matter has been dealt with by the High Court.Another application for bail was made before magistrate Ossie Lewis on Tuesday on Lander’s behalf and this was objected to by the Laudat who informed the Court that the application for breach of bail was filed at the High Court.Magistrate Lewis ordered that Lander be remanded until the matter is reviewed by the High court.Lander also complained to Mr. Lewis that he was being made to sleep on “just a sheet on the concrete floor” and requested that his concern be noted.Mr. Lewis ordered a police officer to look investigate Lander’s claim.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Reduced Caribbean operations for American Eagle

first_img 13 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Reduced Caribbean operations for American Eagle by: – April 12, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share St. John’s Antigua- American Eagle, an affiliate of American Airlines, has broken its silence over media reports that it plans to stop serving its San Juan hub from next year. In an email to OBSERVER Media the airline admitted that changes are coming.The company remained tightlipped for weeks, as speculation grew over the future of that leg of the company’s operations, serving the Caribbean through its ATR fleet.Initially, the airline made no announcement about changes to its schedule from Puerto Rico but in response to an email the company said it would reduce its operation from the US island.“As part of the restructuring process, American Airlines filed recently with the bankruptcy court, the company plans to return all of its ATRs to the lessors,” the company’s Corporate Communication Manager Dori Robau Alvarez said.“As the ATR fleet is returned back to the lessors, we expect that executive’s operations in San Juan will be reduced,” she added.The Dallas – based spokeswoman said the airline does not know the exact timing of these changes, as American is still developing the plan for executive’s operation.She said the Eagle plans to replace the ATR fleet but denied plans to close operations altogether.“American is also evaluating several replacement solutions to continue to provide service to the region. This evaluation should be completed some time later this year,” Alvarez said.In her email Alvarez did not say how this would affect staff in the region and has not responded to our request to be pressed further on the issue.Reports indicate that as part of its restructuring operation AA plans to shave US$75 million a year from labour costs. Local employees said they had not been made aware whether their jobs would be affected as a result of the company’s announcement.Antigua &Barbuda, as well as several other Caribbean countries is serviced by American Eagle out of Puerto Rico.VC Bird International Airport receives American Airlines flights operated by American Eagle from San Juan four times daily.American Airlines and parent AMR Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in November.Antigua Observerlast_img read more

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PM seeks public advice on 2% salary tax for medical purposes

first_imgLocalNews PM seeks public advice on 2% salary tax for medical purposes by: – April 26, 2012 Hon. Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has made a proposal to the people of Dominica that would require a 2% tax on their salaries for what he describes as a worthy cause.The Prime Minister, who is also responsible for Finance, said he wants public advice on whether he should impose a 2% levy on the workforce which would go towards a special fund for persons who may have to travel abroad for medical attention.Skerrit said while government is always willing to help Dominicans in these circumstances, it is putting a dent in the treasury’s purse.“We need to create a special committee where we can be advised of what are the services our people go out of Dominica for. What are the technical services we need, human resources, to ensure that our people can get that service because I see too many of our people suffer because they do not have the money to go out of Dominica to get medical care. Our goal should be to provide those services at a minimal charge to our people and I believe it can be achieved. One of the ways we can finance it, partly, is by a proposal I have put before the public, where every working persons in this country can contribute to 2% of his salary,” he said.The Prime Minister said measures must be put in place to finance their “road to recovery”.“Someone may say that I have insurance and this not for me. But life is a very strange thing. Today we are up there and tomorrow we are down there. Do not wait for when it affects your family or you directly to be concerned. The fact is everyone one of us will find ourselves on a hospital bed at some point,” he said.He also called on nurses to work with government, to achieve a better health care service for Dominica.Dominica Vibes News 31 Views   3 comments Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Valencia ready to re-sign ex-defender from Manchester City

first_img Loading… Read Also: EPL: Aguero, De Bruyne net as Man City see off Sheffield UnitedHowever, los Che face look set to face resistance from City boss Pep Guardiola, who recently revealed he had no interest in allowing Cancelo to leave.He said: ‘I hope, and I think, he won’t leave.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Valencia are set to launch a bid to re-sign Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo in the January transfer window.Advertisement But the Portugal international has found first team football hard to come by after failing to usurp Kyle Walker as the club’s first choice right-back.Marca has reported that Valencia will now bid for Cancelo and attempt to bring him back to the Mestalla, where he spent three seasons between 2015 and 2018.center_img Cancelo has only been at City for five months after joining the club in a £58 million deal from Juventus in August. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invade7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phonelast_img read more

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Peter Crouch admits to getting erections while receiving treatment from physios

first_imgFormer England striker, Peter Crouch, has admitted getting stiffies while being treated by physios. Peter Crouch The retired Premier League footballer — married to Abbey Clancy — made the admission on his Radio 5 Live podcast. A listener, called Ally, asked if footballers got erections in games like WWE star John Cena, who admitted to an “accidental boner” while fighting The Undertaker. Crouchy, 38, said: “No, I’ve not [had a boner during a match]. When you are so concentrated on a match I don’t think it does!” But he added: “When you are getting your leg checked by the physio — I mean, that’s a different ball game.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waycenter_img move’“Well, your mind can wander when you’re just on the physio bed, can’t it? That has happened to me.” Read Also:Former England striker Crouch announces retirement Peter went on: “I have felt penises on the pitch. “You grab things when you are holding players off.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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