Teenagers who are significantly overweight appear to have twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer in middle-age compared with teens of normal weight, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers.Elizabeth Kantor, lead author and research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, and colleagues tracked the health of about 240,000 Swedish men over a period of years; 885 of the men developed bowel cancer. The results showed that obese teens who had a BMI of over 30 had a 2.38 fold higher risk of developing bowel cancer. The authors speculated that high levels of systemic inflammation in overweight teens may contribute to the increased risk.The study was published May 25, 2015 in the BMJ’s journal Gut. Other Harvard Chan School authors included Lisa Signorello, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology, Edward Giovannucci, professor of nutrition and epidemiology, and Katja Fall, visiting scientist in the Department of Epidemiology.Previous studies looked mostly at weight and colorectal cancer in adults. This is the first large-scale investigation looking at the link between excess weight in teens and colorectal cancer risk in adulthood. Read Full Story
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Club jumpstarts physical activity, community building
Jump rope hasn’t always been a familiar sport for junior Ellis Riojas, but upon coming to Notre Dame, he decided to try something new and join the Jump Rope Club. Now, three years later, Riojas serves as the president of the team and says that although jump rope is an obscure sport, it has greatly impacted him. “I never had an outlet for working out that I enjoyed. Whether it was just a combination of actually enjoying it, or it physically working for me,” Riojas said. “I have exercise-induced asthma, so when I run outside, I can run max two miles and then I’m just completely winded and can’t breathe. For some reason, jump roping, even outside, helps with that. However, anatomically that motion is different, I don’t get winded.” Ellis Rioja The Jump Rope Club look to recruit students at any level of experience to compete with their team.The Jump Rope Club was established four years ago. According to Riojas, most members of the team join as amateurs, which allows the team to grow in their jump rope skills together.“Practice is a great time to throw the newbies together and let them figure it out and crash course on their own, but really almost everyone on the team is new to jump rope,” Riojas said. As part of a larger jump rope community, Riojas said some members of the team travel to an annual national workshop to learn new skills and meet others in the sport. “We go to this massive workshop where the best in the world are doing this showcase show, and they’re amazing people. But, in the end, they’re just people like us who love jump rope because jump rope is this big sport that so many people can do,” he said. Unlike most of her teammates, the jump rope world is not new to senior Lillian Merrigan who participated in jump rope competitions for 11 years. Merrigan said she was not planning to continue jump rope in college but decided to join because it would be a different way to enjoy her favorite sport.“It’s been cool to be on a new team in a sport that not a lot of people have ever heard of,” Merrigan said. “Even though it’s a club sport, you can join as someone who’s never done it before, and we teach anyone of any skill level.” The club holds practice twice a week and mainly works on routines for upcoming performances. Instead of separating into ability levels for shows, the club focuses on crafting a well-rounded experience that allows for the integration of everyone’s abilities, Riojas said.In addition to holding practices and performances, members of the club share their love for jump rope with kids in the South Bend community.Sophomore Sara Ferraro serves as the club treasurer and works with the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture to organize opportunities to jump with kids in the community. The partnership gives the kids a chance to exert energy after sitting in the classroom all day while simultaneously learning new skills and having fun, Ferraro said.“They’re really interested, and they learn so quickly,” she said. “Plus, they’re so young that it’s amazing to see them get in a couple of minutes the tricks that took me a month to learn.” Like many of her fellow jumpers, Ferraro hopes to continue to jump rope after college and sees jump rope as a hobby that anyone could pick up.“You can literally go buy a jump rope for $5 and take it anywhere you go,” Ferraro said. “It’s a great way to connect with people and also stay fit individually since it’s hard sometimes to find a team to do large field sports with. You can always jump rope by yourself or find a couple other people to jump with you.”Tags: Club Sports, jump rope, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Halley Feiffer and More to Star in Substance of Fire
Joining Feiffer (The House of Blue Leaves), will be Daniel Eric Gold (Ugly Betty), Carter Hudson (The Whipping Man), John Noble (TV’s Fringe), and Charlayne Woodard (Ain’t Misbehavin’). The production will feature scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. This will be the first New York staging of The Substance of Fire since its original off-Broadway production 23 years ago starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Ron Rifkin and directed by Daniel Sullivan. It subsequently transferred to Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre and was also made into a 1996 film starring Tony Goldwyn, Parker and Rifkin. The Substance of Fire follows the story of a family united by a proud past but facing an uncertain future. Isaac Geldhart, the volatile and brilliant patriarch of his family publishing house, is stubbornly holding on to his place at the head of the company while his three children try to convince him to publish a desperately needed best-seller. Confronted with a changing literary landscape and potential takeover of the company, the Geldhart children must either come to terms with their father and band together or break apart and forfeit the legacy he risked everything to build. View Comments The full cast and creative team has been announced for the previously reported Jon Robin Baitz’s The Substance of Fire. Halley Feiffer will headline the off-Broadway show, directed by Trip Cullman, which will now begin performances on April 10. Opening night is set for April 27 at Second Stage Theatre.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Dimitri Kleioris to Lead An American in Paris
View Comments Related Shows Dimitri Kleioris An American in Paris Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 It’s ‘s wonderful news for Dimitri Kleioris, Garen Scribner’s alternate in the Broadway production of An American in Paris. Kleioris will officially step center stage as Jerry Mulligan on July 19; Scribner is set to depart the musical on July 17 and as we previously reported, will headline the national tour later this year.Kleioris, a dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, can be seen on the Starz series Flesh and Bone.Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the tuner tells the tale of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.An American in Paris features music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The show includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.” The score has been adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher.The Broadway company currently also includes Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen; the show is running at the Palace Theatre.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Georgia drought
By David StooksburyUniversity of GeorgiaWinter rains have been a welcomed sight for Georgians tired of dealing with the drought that started in March 2006. Unfortunately, drought conditions persist across much of the state, and will likely continue.The area north and west of the Chattahoochee River is in exceptional drought. Extreme drought conditions remain in the upper and middle Flint River basin, the upper and middle Oconee River basin and the upper and middle Savannah River basin. South-central and southeast Georgia are classified as being abnormally dry to moderate drought.Georgia’s fall line runs from Columbus east to Augusta. Streams north of this line are below or at record low flows for late January. The Chattahoochee River is flowing at 44 percent of its normal rate at Cornelia and 34 percent of its normal rate at Helen. The Chesatee River, the other major river that supplies water to Lake Lanier, is flowing at 40 percent of its normal rate at Dahlonega. The Etowah River, which supplies water to Lake Alattoona, is flowing at 38 percent of its normal rate at Canton.Rivers setting record low flows for late January include the Coosa River near Rome, Coosawattee River near Pine Chapel, the Middle Oconee River near Athens, the Alcovy River above Covington and the Flint River near Griffin.Rivers that currently have flow rates less than 50 percent of normal include the Broad River near Bell, the Chattooga River near Clayton and the Conasauga River near Tilton. Along the fall line, soil moisture is rated at the 30th percentile. This means that 70 years out of 100 years the soils would be more moist in late January than they currently are. Soils dry rapidly north of the fall line, where soil moisture conditions are well below normal. Soils in the mountains are rated at the 5th percentile. This means that 95 years out of 100 years the soils would be more moist in late January.Soil moisture south of the line is rated near normal. However, while the rating is near normal, soils in many locations in south Georgia are slightly drier than average for late January. Extreme coastal Georgia has soil moisture slightly above normal.Groundwater levels remain below normal for late January across south-central and southwest Georgia. The only monitoring wells with normal groundwater levels are in Early and Lee counties.Surface and groundwater data is from the U.S. Geological Survey.Rainfall deficits remains large across north Georgia. For the past 180 days, Athens has received 69 percent of its normal rainfall, Atlanta has received 73 percent and Columbus has received 89 percent. For the past year, Athens has received 63 percent of its normal rainfall, Atlanta has received 60 percent and Columbus 79 percent.The outlook isn’t promising. There is still a very good probability that drought conditions will intensify. Thanks to a moderate to strong La Niña climate pattern, there is a high probability that Georgia will experience temperatures above normal and rainfall below normal through spring.There is concern Georgia will not receive enough rain this winter and spring to cushion us this summer. If we do not receive enough rain, we may need strong conservation efforts in summer to protect the water supply.For current Georgia drought information, go to the Web site www.georgiadrought.org. Weather information is available at University of Georgia automated weather station network Web site www.georgiaweather.net.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm NEW CEO APPOINTED AT CENTRAL VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER
NEW CEO APPOINTED AT CENTRAL VERMONT MEDICAL CENTERBerlin, Vt – Trustees at Central Vermont Medical Center have announced the appointment of Judy Tarr of Damariscotta, Maine, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will be effective September 10, 2007, according to John Nicholls, Chair of the CVMC Board of Trustees. She will be replacing Daria V. Mason, who will be retiring at the end of June, after nearly thirty years of service at CVMC. “I am pleased to report that the recruitment process was very inclusive and thorough. We reviewed an outstanding group of candidates from a national search and our decision was unanimous to offer the position to Judy Tarr,” said Nicholls in making the announcement. Tarr has been President and CEO of Miles Healthcare since 1993. Miles Health Care is a health care system located in Damariscotta, Maine, consisting of a hospital, nursing facility, assisted living facility, congregate house/independent living facility, physician practice and home health agency. She will be the fourth President and CEO of CVMC, since it was established in 1968. Nicholls also announced that the Trustees have appointed long-time senior executive, Daniel Bagalio as Interim CEO during the transition. Bagalio is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and has been with CVMC for over thirty years.-end-
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Monitoring consumer review sites is key to managing financial institution’s reputation
continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In the not so distant past, if you had a bad experience at the credit union, you might go home and tell your spouse or your neighbor. If you were really upset, perhaps you wrote a letter of complaint, but that might be the extent of it. Likewise, if you loved a certain business or product, you may have recommended it to your friends and family.We know, for fact, that personal recommendations influence buying decisions.But today, we live in a digital world, and these gripes or recommendations take place across the web, instantaneously. Online reviews are increasingly important, both to consumers and the businesses subject to their review. Monitoring review sites should be an integral part of your institution’s social media and reputation management strategy.Research is the first step toward a customer buying a product or service, and online reviews–from describing how a particular product stood the test of time or which restaurant has the best burgers in town–play a huge role in this process.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Drug bust leads to arrests of two, seizure of drugs in Endicott
Endicott Police assisted in the investigation. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Two people were arrested following the execution of a narcotics search warrant in Endicott, county authorities announced Friday. The task force says Burris is under supervision of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. A parole violation has been issued for Burris. The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force says 42-year-old Anthony G. Burris and 51-year-old Raymond M. Coaxum, both of Endicott, were charged with drug-related felonies. Coaxum has been charged with the following: Four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, class B feloniesCriminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor The task force says officers recovered 13 and a half grams of methamphetamine, around two grams of crack cocaine, five bags of heroin, digital scales and suspected drug sale proceeds from a location on East Main Street in Endicott. Burris has been charged with the following: Four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, class B feloniesCriminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor Both Burris and Coaxum were arraigned in the Village of Endicott Court and remanded to the custody of the Broome County Sheriff’s Correctional Facility.
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm “The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think” – a new CNTB campaign
As we announced yesterday, the CNTB has launched a new campaign “The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think”, which will be launched in the surrounding markets at the end of this week, ie at the beginning of June, on all key on – line and off – line communication channels. “The finalization of media plans related to markets whose citizens are likely to be able to visit Croatia after the opening of borders in their countries is underway. These are loyal tourists from neighboring countries such as Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Germany, Italy and Poland. A direct and intensive advertising call communication campaign has been prepared for them. ” said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic. Also, a new communication platform was launched last week EnjoyTheViewFromCroatia. The platform can be created by renters, restaurant owners, catering staff, agency staff, members of the tourist board, residents of the tourist destination and other actors of Croatian tourism by sending a photo or video that they think will best convey the beauty that makes guests they come to their place, whether it is a view of the sea, the sunset, a meadow, a square, a street or a city corner, the CNTB concludes. A special one was made for the needs of the campaign Web page i Instagram profile on which there are beautiful “views from Croatia”. “We have created an online platform or communication “window” that can be used by all Croatian tourism workers for their own promotion. The campaign is mostly focused on our important markets from which guests, due to the situation caused by the corona virus pandemic, will not arrive in Croatia so quickly. These are countries such as Great Britain, Scandinavian countries, France, Italy, but also distant markets such as China, USA and South Korea.” Staničić pointed out, inviting all tourist stakeholders to join the campaign and send their unforgettable view from Croatia. Photo: HTZ
Category: dcdwjzcfjgwrjcrm Faithful undeterred at Ramadan, even as virus spreads in Somalia
‘Nothing has changed’Instead, the caseload has ballooned as the government has struggled to convince people of the seriousness of the disease sweeping the globe, and the need to stay home and avoid large gatherings.Streets, markets and mosques are bustling in Mogadishu, weeks after the first Somalis tested positive for COVID-19.Police on patrol use megaphones to urge bystanders to keep their distance, and posters in the streets carry government advice about the disease, but few pay attention.”Nothing’s changed here. We can still visit others, and go anywhere we want,” said Ali Moallim Nur, shrugging off the health advice on a Mogadishu street.A curfew has proved fruitless in the capital — especially so during Ramadan, a time when Somalis visit each other’s homes in the evening to break their fast together, and pray even more than usual.Some idling at restaurants and cafes have been told to move on but police in the Muslim-majority country are reluctant to target the devout, or punish mosques that remain open for evening prayers, despite the blatant breach of curfew.”Can you imagine, it is Ramadan, and you are asked not to go to the mosque?” said Abdullahi in disbelief.”Ramadan is all about devotion to Allah and going to his house for prayer. I still perform the prayers, and I understand there is COVID-19, but we pray God will save us from this disease.” Adan Abdullahi knows that visiting the mosque for evening prayers is forbidden. There is a curfew in place in the Somali capital, and authorities have pleaded with worshippers to stay home as coronavirus infections rise.But it is the holy month of Ramadan — one coinciding with a deadly outbreak that has officially claimed 39 lives but likely hundreds more in under-resourced Somalia — and Abdullahi can think of no better time for faith, so refuses to follow the rule.”When disaster strikes, you go to the mosque and pray so that Allah solves your predicament,” the 42-year-old father-of three told AFP in Mogadishu. “We are seeing widespread community transmission in a country that will not be able to handle a multitude of severely ill patients at once,” said Richard Crothers, country director for the International Rescue Committee.People with COVID-19 symptoms were being told to stay home to free up what scant hospital resources are available for the seriously ill, further suggesting the official count was off, Crothers added.The World Health Organization warned on April 23 that unless the rate of transmission slowed rapidly, Somalia’s parlous health care system would quickly be swamped. Topics : Unexplained deaths But in Barakat, a Mogadishu suburb, cemetery worker Ali Maow said the number of burials doubled in April, with sometimes 25 bodies arriving on a single day.”Before this coronavirus, it was maybe 10 or 12 a day — you can see the increase. I can’t say if they died because of the virus, but most are elderly,” he said. Islamic tradition dictates burials should occur within hours of death, making autopsies and other medical testing more difficult.Mayor Mohamud said as many as 500 unexplained deaths occurred between April 19 and April 29 in Mogadishu, an anomaly city authorities suspect, but cannot prove, is linked to coronavirus.Authorities must also contend with a stigma rife in Somalia that views those wearing face masks in public with suspicion and hostility.”Hardly anyone is wearing face masks. Those that do are harassed, and called ‘Mr Coronavirus’, said Abdirahman Mohamed Jimale, a 22-year-old Mogadishu resident.”They say ‘you’re sick, get away from me’.”Mohamed Sharif, a chauffeur for an international agency, said he had to wear a face mask at work, but found people outright avoided him or even ran away in his presence.”People are very ignorant [of the disease] here, and that is why most of them are sick without knowing it,” he said. But elsewhere in the city, as containment measures are ignored or half-heartedly enforced, graves are furiously being dug to accommodate a spike in unexplained deaths.Known cases of coronavirus have jumped 14-fold since mid April to 873 but government officials suspect the true toll is vastly higher due to a lack of testing. “We lack sufficient testing capabilities for people who are sick” and the doctors, nurses and medical personnel to man the hospitals and labs, said Mogadishu mayor Omar Mohamud.Humanitarian agencies fear the fragile state, already confronting an armed insurgency, a record locust invasion and heavy flooding, will not cope should the virus spiral further.