HSPH goes Hollywood with “Fed Up” film screening

first_img“There are 600,000 food items in America. Eighty percent of them have added sugar,” according to the new film Fed Up, which was screened at Harvard School of Public Health on April 23, 2014 in Kresge G3. The exclusive advanced screening event was co-hosted by Let’s Talk About Food, an organization dedicated to changing the way we eat, talk and think about food, and ChopChop The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families. The new documentary film is directed by Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped) and produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David, (producer of Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth). One of the most talked about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Fed Up is about “how everything we thought we knew about food and exercise was dead wrong,” according to the producers. The film opens nationally on May 9.David Ludwig, professor in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, had a role in the film. Referring to the food industry, Ludwig said in the film, “To place private profit above public health is a systematic, political failure.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Ag, forestry transfers

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaTransfer students planning to enroll in specific programs at the University of Georgia for the fall semester may get priority treatment. Those who transfer to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources may get notification of a decision from the admissions office by early April.Prospective transfer students to these two schools with a minimum of 45 transferrable semester credit hours and at least a 2.8 transfer grade point average at the beginning of spring semester will be eligible for admission fall semester, according to Josef Broder, CAES associate dean of academic affairs.”These students must complete 60 transferrable semester credit hours with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA by the end of spring semester to be eligible,” Broder said.Eligible students must meet the Feb. 1 deadline for application and file completion, including transcripts of all college courses. A followup transcript of courses taken in spring semester must be submitted by June 1.”Admission will be based on space availability,” Broder said. “Qualified transfer applicants who meet the Feb. 1 application and file-completion deadline and designate their preferred major in CAES or WSFNR will receive priority notification from the admissions office by early April.”CAES and the WSFNR offer unique degree programs in Georgia and have the capacity for additional transfer students.This priority admission process will enable a more timely transfer of students into these programs. For an online list of available study programs, visit the CAES and WSFNR Web sites at www.caes.uga.edu and www.forestry.uga.edu.”Prospective transfer applicants are advised to submit their transcript requests early to be sure that the transcripts are received by the Feb. 1 file-completion deadline,” Broder said.The transfer application for Fall 2008 should be available by late October at www.admissions.uga.edu. For more information, call (706) 542-1611.(Brad Haire is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Valamar Riviere’s new investment cycle: In 2020, they are investing an additional HRK 826 million

first_imgThe Supervisory Board of the largest Croatian tourist company Valamar Riviere has approved the investment cycle for 2020, which will bring the total investment in Valamar’s destinations, including the investments of Imperial Riviere, to HRK 826 million in 2020. In the Poreč zone, Pical Valamar will make investments in the total amount of HRK 2021 billion by 1,5, which includes the Pinea Hotel, the largest single investment in Croatian tourism worth a total of HRK 790 million, the construction of which began this fall. Among the more significant investments this winter will also be repositioned Valamar Parentino 4 * (ex Valamar Zagreb) with an expanded offer of accommodation and services for families.  “In a season marked by stagnant tourist demand, we continued to grow strongly under the influence of significant investments in the past period. The announced investment cycle for Valamar represents the beginning of a new strategic period until 2022, in which the focus will continue to be on investments in the development of the tourism portfolio, destinations and employees in a socially responsible and sustainable manner.”, Said Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera. Next year, Valamar is completing a large project of repositioning the Istra Premium Camping Resort in Funtana into the first 5-star camping resort in Istria, which will bring the total three-year investment in the camp to around HRK 413 million. Investments continue in Padova Premium Camping Resort on the island of Rab, Valamar Meteor Hotel in Makarska, Valamar House in Dubrovnik for seasonal employees, energy efficiency and digitalization projects. Investment projects in 2020 are a continuation of the investment strategy in repositioning the portfolio towards high value-added offers and services, and Valamar Riviera has so far invested almost HRK 6 billion in tourism, making it one of the largest investors in Croatia and the region.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Flash Flooding in Washington and Clearfield Counties

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 24, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Flash Flooding in Washington and Clearfield Countiescenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare disasters in Washington and Clearfield counties after two separate flash flooding events earlier this summer.“Flash flooding causes incredible devastation in such a short amount of time,” said Governor Wolf. “The availability of low-interest loans will make it possible for residents and businesses to get back to normal more quickly, and we are grateful that the SBA is making this assistance available.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 14 flooding in Clearfield County, as well as neighboring counties Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, and Jefferson may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 29 flooding in Washington County, as well as neighboring counties Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. Applicants may visit any DLOC location that is convenient to them. The DLOCs will be open at the following location and times:Clearfield County:Glendale Area Public Library961 Forest St.Coalport, PA 16627Open:              Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.Closed:            Saturday, Aug. 26Open:              Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Open:              Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Last Day:        Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Washington County:Salvation Army – Washington County60 E. Maiden St.Washington, PA 15301Open:              Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.Open:              Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed:            Sunday, Aug. 27Open:              Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Last Day:        Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing [email protected] applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.For both flooding incidents, the filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 23, 2017.  The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is May 23, 2018.last_img read more

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Queensland has the cheapest rental houses and units in Australia

first_imgFor just $140 a week youcan rent a two-bedroom unit atBarney Point with this view. Picture: realestate.com.auQUEENSLAND won the award for the cheapest rental houses and units in the country this year.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by At a cost of $150 per week, Barney Point in Gladstone and Blackall tie for the cheapest rental houses in Australia, while units in South Gladstone and Clinton were the least expensive to rent at $120 a week.The latest CoreLogic Best of the Best report revealed where rents where lowest in Australia and Queensland came out on top.It also looked at the suburbs which offered the best returns for investors.The report found Ipswich houses offered some of the best rental yields in the state, with Tivoli houses generating a gross rental yield of 6.2 per cent.The Cairns region had the best rental yields for units, with Port Douglas recording the highest gross rental yield for apartments in Australia at 9.3 per cent, followed by Manunda at 9 per cent.last_img read more

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Zeebrugge terminal to receive at least 16 vessels in December

first_imgImage courtesy of Fluxys Belgium – P. HenderyckxThe Zeebrugge LNG terminal is expecting the arrival of no fewer than 16 ships in the first 20 days of December.Fluxys, the operator of the Zeebrugge LNG terminal, said on Monday that it expected multiple ships to unload their cargo for regasification, several ships to dock for transhipments, and a couple of small vessels to load cargo.According to the company, activity has been strong throughout the year and with the scheduling, for December the facility will cross the mark of 125 received ships in 2019.This surpasses the record of 82 ships registered in 2009. Also, LNG truck loading hit all-time highs as well, with the terminal set to accommodate nearly twice as many truck loadings as last year.Fluxys previously reported on record activity this year back in early October. At the time, the operator noted that in the year to date, the terminal completed a total of 85 operations, three more compared to the previous highest activity figures recorded in 2009.last_img read more

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Man U hand Ighalo shirt number

first_imgRelatedPosts Martins joins Wuhan Zall Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United have confirmed Odion Ighalo’s shirt number. The on-loan Shanghai Shenhua striker Ighalo will wear the number 25 kit for the remainder of the season. That number is particularly popular in his native Nigeria, with Nwankwo Kanu having starred for Arsenal in it. In his previous spell in England with Watford, Ighalo was allocated the number 24 kit. Meanwhile, he hass played as the No. 9 for his clubs since moving to the Chinese Super League in 2017. Previous players to have worn that number for United are Antonio Valencia, Nick Powell, Danny Simpson, Quinton Fortune and Jordi Cruyff.Tags: Antonio ValenciaChinese Super Leaguedanny simpsonJordi CruyffManchester UnitedNick PowellOdion IghaloQuinton FortuneShanghai Shenhua Football ClubWatfordlast_img read more

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5 Floridians arrested for illegally harvesting Saw Palmetto Berries

first_imgIt’s a seasonal crime!Five Floridians are facing misdemeanor charges for illegally harvesting Saw Palmetto Berries.Residents in Lehigh Acres say it’s common to see people picking the berries and even going into private properties to do so.However, in July last year, Saw Palmetto Berries were added to the list of commercially exploited plants in the state.Now a special permit is required to harvest the berries.The berries are used in certain medicines and are sold for about $1.25 per pound.If an individual is found illegally harvesting them, the berries are returned to the owner, or destroyed.last_img

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NBA Draft: Brooklyn Nets select Chris McCullough with 29th pick

first_imgBROOKLYN, N.Y.— Despite playing just 16 games in his college career, Chris McCullough was still selected in the first round of the NBA draft.The 19-year-old suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, couldn’t work out for teams, and had minimal experience against top competition, but was taken No. 29 overall in the first round by the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night at Barclays Center.McCullough averaged 9.3 points per game last season, though only 4.3 during his final eight games. He played in just three conference games, where he averaged three points per game. Had he stayed healthy, some projected McCullough to be a lottery pick, though Jim Boeheim thought otherwise.McCullough came into Syracuse with question marks — why he was expelled from Brewster Academy chief among them — but showed early on in his Syracuse career that length and athleticism were not points of concern.There’s no guarantee that he’ll be ready for start of the upcoming season, but his potential abilities in the long-term proved to be more enticing than what he could provide early in the 2015-2016 season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Mike Tyson gets emotional while speaking about Muhammad Ali; watch video

first_imgAlso Read | Mike Tyson Feels That He Could Never Have Beaten Muhammad Ali At His PrimeAlso Read | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Written By Raj Sarkar Also Read | Tyson Fury Spars With Kid Brother Tommy Fury; Fans Inspired By The DuoBoxing: Mike Tyson vs Muhammad AliDespite being one of the most feared boxers of all time, Mike Tyson remains to be a man of his limits. The former World Champion has always been respectful towards Muhammad Ali and fans were shocked to see Mike Tyson getting emotional about it. Mike Tyson’s boxing record: 50-6Muhammad Ali’s boxing record: 56-5 WATCH US LIVE If you have watched Mike Tyson in his prime, you would think that he is a person without emotions. The youngest World Champion demolished his opponents with vicious punches and showed no mercy while throwing those horrifying jabs. Mike Tyson’s aggressive nature and hunger for knockouts earned him the title of ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’. However, that did not drain out his emotions completely. Iron Mike once got emotional and drained out all his feelings while talking about The Great Muhammad Ali.Also Read  | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’Boxing: Mike Tyson gets emotional about Muhammad AliBoxing fans have often compared Mike Tyson with Muhammad Ali and there have been numerous debates about who is the superior boxer. Well, Mike Tyson believes that Muhammad Ali is definitely the superior one and he could have never surpassed a prime Ali. The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ got emotional while talking about Muhammad Ali a few months back.In an interview with Michael Rapaport, Mike Tyson acknowledged Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer of all time before getting emotional about it. According to Tyson, Muhammad Ali is a giant and there’s no way other fighters can match him. COMMENT Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 15:36 IST Mike Tyson Gets Emotional While Speaking About Muhammad Ali; Watch Video Mike Tyson has got emotions. He showed it while speaking about the all-time great Muhammad Ali. Watch Mike Tyson getting emotional in an interview from March. First Published: 11th December, 2019 15:36 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Mike Tyson’s exact words were, “He (Muhammad Ali) would die for this sh*t. I  (Mike Tyson) am not going to die for this. That’s real talk. Ali is a savage. He (Muhammad Ali) is a different breed of person. He is not like us.” Take a look at an emotional Mike Tyson. LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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