Latino Health.

first_img“In the past decade the Latino population in Georgia has grown 300 percent, from 109,000 in 1990 to 435,000 in 2000,” said Rebecca Mullis, chair of the foods and nutrition department in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.”These new residents have a range of health needs that include chronic diseases such as diabetes,” Mullis said. “But coupled with these diseases are a lack of access to health care and cultural barriers that often discourage families from seeking help.”For Doctors, Employers, Churches …The UGA conference is designed for anyone interested in improving the health of Latinos. The cost is $150 ($175 after June 28). Registration information is on the Web site for the Georgia Center for Continuing Education (search for “Latino health”).Among the many Latino health issues covered in the breakout sessions will be drug and alcohol abuse, children’s health and how best to use Latino communications media to convey health messages and information.”We hope those who attend will learn about the Latino culture, find new ways of communicating with the Latino community and be able to identify the components of an effective health program for Latinos,” Mullis said.The conference is being organized by CFACS, the UGA Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the College of Education and DrTango, Inc., a company that develops and licenses Web-based, health- and diet-related applications and content in Spanish and Portuguese.Funding is provided by Coca-Cola, Atlanta Gas Light, Gold Kist, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Human Resources.For more information on the conference, call the Georgia Center at (706) 542-2134.last_img read more

Proper lawn care

first_imgSome good options for applying pre-emergence herbicides and fertilizers are as follows:Apply the pre-emergent herbicide alone, then apply fertilizer several weeks later.Use combination fertilizer products that do not contain nitrogen. Potassium is a good fertilizer for late winter or early spring application. Products that combine potassium fertilizer (like 0-0-7) are better choices than those that contain nitrogen. The key to using pre-emergence herbicide and fertilizer on home lawns is timing. The common pitfall is to apply either (or both) of these products too early. Early application of fertilizer can lead to early green-up, which means your lawn may look prettier sooner, but it will also be more likely to be damaged by late, cold weather. Fertilizing too early can also lead to turf disease problems. Plant roots that are still dormant may not take up any nitrogen that is applied too early. Therefore, fertilizers will be lost through leaching and runoff.Apply at optimal timesContrary to many advertisements you’ll see in the springtime for herbicide and fertilizer combination products (commonly called “weed and feed” treatments), the two actually should not be applied at the same time. It can be done (and face it…time-wise, it’s all many of us may be able to do with our hectic schedules), but that means that one of the two components will not be used at the optimal time.For the best weed control, pre-emergence herbicide should be applied before weeds emerge. Suggested application dates for pre-emergence herbicides being used on annual grasses are March 1 to March 20. So, get busy.These dates typically correspond to the time when soil temperatures begin to reach 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature at which crabgrass will germinate. (See the University of Georgia website www.georgiaweather.net for current soil temperatures.)Also try to time your lawn fertilization based on soil temperatures. It is recommended to hold off on the first, spring nitrogen application until the soil temperatures at a 4-inch depth are consistently 65 degrees and rising. Nitrogen application is typically 30 to 45 days after the application time for pre-emergent herbicide for summer-annual, grassy-weed control products.Application tips For more good information on timing your lawn maintenance tasks, check the Georgia Turf website at www.georgiaturf.com.last_img read more

5 best mobile banking features that make your financial life easier

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If it’s been ages since you’ve set foot inside a bank or opened an account statement, you probably have mobile banking to thank. Mobile banking apps are designed to make our financial lives easier and the best mobile banking features make us wonder how we ever got by without them.Functions like mobile deposit have become standard, but newer features allow you to send money to a friend by voice command, set up an ATM withdrawal remotely or get a reminder when a big expense is about to clear. And for consumers in 2020, any features that eliminate points of contact and the need to handle cash or cards can be a big plus.“What we’ve seen is an exponential increase in the awareness and adoption of contactless payments,” says Richard Crone, founder of mobile payments research firm Crone Consulting. continue reading »last_img read more

Solskjaer excited after seeing Fernandes excel with game-winning trait

first_img “Bruno Fernandes is quicker than he looks. Very excited by having him in. “He has come in, given everyone a boost and wants to conduct a game. There are big games coming up now. “The thing that matters in football is scoring goals and that is what Mason Greenwood does.” United return to Old Trafford on Thursday when they welcome Club Brugge, looking to progress to the last 16 of the Europa League following a 1-1 draw in Belgium on Thursday. Read Also:Bruno Fernandes Can Cope Well With Expectations – Bolasie After that, the Red Devils play Everton at Goodison Park before an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Derby County FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 January arrival Fernandes had shown glimpses of his talent in a 2-0 defeat of Chelsea earlier this week but he came to life by scoring and setting up the two other goals in United’s 3-0 win over Watford. The Hornets did have their chances but Fernandes was clinical as he opened his Red Devils account through a penalty, before Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood finished the visitors off. The result is United’s second successive Premier League clean sheet but it was Fernandes’ performance that Solskjaer was more pleased with. “A very good win, two good wins and two clean sheets, some goals to celebrate, now we want to kick on,” the manager told BBC Sport. “I thought first half we started by gifting them some good opportunities and gradually we created more and more chances.Advertisement Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is “very excited” by Bruno Fernandes’ potential at the club after the midfielder’s contributions against Watford. Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Nowlast_img read more

Mba goes spiritual hopeful of return to active football

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Former Super Eagles ace Sunday Mba may be out of contract, but the former Yeni Malatyaspor of Turkey attacking midfielder is not taking his relationship with God lightly. The 30 year old who parted ways with the Turkish club in September 2017 has continued to seek ways of returning to the game he loves so much but is doing that with a lot of prayer back up. In what could pass for speaking out of the abundance of the heart, Mba who netted the winning goal in Super Eagles triumph in the 2013 Nations cup in South Africa took to the social media Tuesday to reveal his total believe in God’s ability to make things happen. “I have gone far with God, no turning back” he enthused. The former Rangers international ace has been unattached since leaving the Turkish club he joined in 2015 from French side  Cercle Athlétique Bastiais popularly called CA Bastia. He made combined 97 appearances for both clubs with 13 goals to his credit. Sunday Mba last featured for Turkish side Yeni MalatyasporAdvertisement Despite being inactive since leaving Turkey, Mba insists his interest remains in football adding that he is working hard on it. He however admitted that some element of luck is needed to get back in the frame “My desire is to get back into club football and I am working hard to start playing again. ‪”Football is everything I have and I cannot just give up. I believe there’s something out there for me,” he told BBC Sport. If there is one thing Mba is however ready to nurture, it is hope that opportunity will come even as he continues to shape up amidst prayers Read Also Sunday Mba searches for club after two years of inactive football “As a free agent, things are not really that easy, but you can only be hopeful. First you’d need the luck to find someone that believes in you and ready to give you a chance. I’ve continued to stay in shape, train daily and be physically ready for any opportunity,” he added FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

‘Age doesn’t matter’: Alonso returns to F1 with Renault ‘family’

first_img Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Alonso left Formula One in 2018 after four fruitless years at McLaren and is due to make a third attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren in August. Alonso said he had bought into Renault’s project for the coming season. “Their progress this winter gives credibility to the objectives for the 2022 season and I will share all my racing experience with everyone from the engineers to the mechanics and my team-mates,” he said. “The team wants and has the means to get back on the podium, as do I.” – ‘Joy and privilege’ – Alonso said he felt “joy” at returning to Formula 1. “I feel very privileged to be able to choose my own destiny,” he said. “I could always choose to do what I wanted. I wanted to leave F1 to get some fresh air, now I think it’s a good time to come back because I feel fresh and I had the opportunity. “When you can do what you love, what you want is a feeling of joy.” Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Sport Racing said the signing of Alonso was a sign of Renault’s “plan to continue its commitment to F1 and to return to the top of the field”. “His presence in our team is a formidable asset on the sporting level but also for the brand to which he is very attached,” Abiteboul said. “The strength of the bond between him, the team and the fans make him a natural choice. In addition to past successes, it is a bold mutual choice as well as a project for the future.” Abiteboul added: “His experience and determination will enable us to get the best out of each other to take the team towards the excellence that modern Formula 1 demands. Alonso will be 39 in three weeks’ time. However, he is a year a younger than fellow former world champion Kimi Raikkonen who is still driving in the championship at 40. “In motor racing, it is not the age that counts, it is the clock,” he told AFP. “There is certainly a movement towards increasingly younger drivers but, at Mercedes for example, it would not be a good thing replacing Lewis Hamilton with a younger driver just because he’s 35. “As long as you stay fit and motivated and don’t decline with age, that doesn’t matter.” New teammate Ocon was just 10 when Alonso won his 2006 world title. Alonso, also a former Ferrari driver, said the French team had given him his “fondest memories” in Formula One. “Renault is my family,” he added. “It’s a great source of pride and with an immense emotion I’m returning to the team that gave me my chance at the start of my career and which now gives me the opportunity to return to the highest level.” Read Also: Ighalo thrilled as Pogba, James show off dancing skills (video) “He will also bring to our team, which has grown very fast, a culture of racing and winning to overcome hurdles together. Alongside Esteban, his mission will be to help Renault DP World F1 Team prepare for the 2022 season in the best possible conditions.” F1 teams are in Austria preparing for the second race of the season this Sunday after Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took the chequered flag in the opening race of the coronavirus-delayed season, also in Austria, last weekend. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on Wednesday insisted “age doesn’t count” as it was revealed he would make a return to his Renault “family” in 2021 when he will be 39. Alonso was named as teammate to Esteban Ocon for 2021 at the French team where he won the 2005 and 2006 Formula 1 world titles. The Spaniard, who has notched up 32 wins and 97 podiums in 314 Grand Prix starts, will replace Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo, who is McLaren-bound at the end of this season. Loading… last_img read more

Cardiff fans plan protest march

first_imgDetails of protests planned by Cardiff fans for March 22 over the club’s change from blue to red shirts have been released. The Welsh outfit play Liverpool at Cardiff City Stadium in the Barclays Premier League at 3pm that day and a group of home supporters are set to march to the venue from the nearby Admiral Napier pub an hour before kick-off. Having reached the ground, they then plan to sing “pro-blue songs” and give a “show of blue pride” outside the main reception area. It is proposed that they will then once again make their point known from the stands from 19 minutes and 27 seconds into the match with scarves, flags and songs. Cardiff won the FA Cup, their only major honour, in 1927. A statement on the Cardiff City Supporters Club website said of the protest: “It will be an opportunity for all Cardiff City fans to show that they do not support the rebrand of the club’s colours and strongly desire a return to Cardiff City’s traditional blue kit and Bluebird badge. “The march is backed by all major fan groups and will be supported by members of The Cardiff City Supporters Trust, The Cardiff City Supporters Club, Cardiff City Forum, Cardiff City Online and Bluebirds Unite. “In addition all other supporters groups, individual supporters and their families are invited and encouraged to attend. “The one and only objective of the march is for fans to display a mass show of pride in Cardiff City’s heritage and tradition and to peacefully demonstrate our strong desire to return to our blue kit with Bluebird badge.” Cardiff owner Vincent Tan’s controversial decision to change the team’s shirts from blue to red and badge from a bluebird to dragon design took effect from the start of the 2012/13 season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Wenger has confidence in Gibbs

first_imgManager Arsene Wenger is convinced Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has what it takes to follow Ashley Cole and become a mainstay for club and country. “For a long time it was Ashley Cole (for England), (there was) no discussion. Now it is a bit more open.” Wenger continued: “It is a good example (for Gibbs) to follow because Ashley is top. “You see stories about Ashley Cole, but on the day of a game, when it mattered and when you had to be there, he was always there. You have to respect that.” Arsenal will be without Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least a month because of a hamstring injury picked up against Spurs, while captain Mikel Arteta is also sidelined by a calf problem. England’s Jack Wilshere, however, has recovered from a twisted ankle. Wenger maintains the club, having brought in a new fitness coach Shad Forsythe, who worked previously with the German national team, continue to take advice on possible causes for any soft tissue injuries, even to analysing the Emirates Stadium playing surface. “We are getting things together, getting a report on all the different opinions, what happened to him (Ramsey). It is a real concern” said Wenger. “We made a lot of changes, in the way we prepare, in the way we work on prevention for injuries. “We have not found out why it happened. “When you work on the prevention for injuries it’s a question mark ‘why do you get the injuries?’ “We know a lot more than 18 years ago than when I arrived, but still not enough to predict 100 per cent scientifically what happens to everybody.” Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Wenger will have been at Arsenal for 18 years. The French coach, who turns 65 in October and last season marked 1,000 matches in charge, insists he “never looks back”, but continues to believes in the “huge potential” of his current squad. The Gunners boss has never won the Champions League, reaching the 2006 final where they were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in Paris. “It is much more predictable today, the outcome of the Champions League, than it was 10 years ago. It is harder to win it, but as well more exciting,” Wenger said. “If you make a poll tomorrow and say to people ‘give me four clubs who will win the Champions League’, then 80 or 90 per cent of people will say ‘there are these four clubs’. “I don’t think that we are one of the four who will be favourites to win it, but football is strange – and not always predictable, so let’s first qualify from the group stage and then we will see.” Gibbs, however, is the only English left-back with Champions League action this season, as Arsenal prepare for Wednesday’s Group D tie against Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger believes Gibbs – with only three senior England appearances, the last coming after a three-year absence against Germany in November 2013 – can go on to emulate Cole, who was first choice for both Arsenal and then Chelsea while earning a century of international caps. “Kieran looks to me that he’s going into second gear now and he realises that he can trust his body, he can trust his talent,” said Wenger of the Arsenal Academy graduate. “He has such a great potential that now if he just lets it go, because he can dribble as well, because when he arrived at the club he was 16 and he was a winger, midfielder, and I saw that potential didn’t really come out. “I saw he was intelligent and maybe I could transform him into a defender. It was a bit similar to Ashley Cole. “We try always to show him confidence. “I let Gael Clichy go because he was a young, English left-back. That’s the main reason I left Clichy go. I wanted to give him a chance. “Against Tottenham on Saturday he showed his personality to impose himself on the game and took the game by the scruff of the neck for a long period in the second half and that’s what you want to see from him because all the talent is there. Gibbs has shaken off recent injury setbacks and is now a solid member of the Gunners defence. Following the international retirement of Cole after not being selected for the World Cup by Roy Hodgson, Everton’s Leighton Baines and, if fully fit, Manchester United teenager Luke Shaw look set to be the preferred options for the European Championship campaign, which continues next week against San Marino and then Estonia. Press Associationlast_img read more

A look at England’s previous record in major tournament semi-finals

first_imgBy Kathryn Batte, PAENGLAND have reached the World Cup semi-finals after beating New Zealand by 119 runs at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.Here, PA looks at England’s record of reaching the knockout stages of major tournaments.CWC 1975 – Semi-final v Australia, Headingley, LeedsEngland reached the semi-finals in the first edition of the CWC but were defeated by Australia. In what is still the best World Cup performance to date by a bowler, Gary Gilmour took six for 14 with England bowled out for 93 after having fallen to 37 for seven. Australia also fell to 39 for six before Gilmour hit 28 runs from 28 balls to seal a four-wicket victory.CWC 1979 – Semi-final V New Zealand, Old Trafford, ManchesterNew Zealand elected to bowl after winning the toss and England quickly fell to 38 for two. However, 53 from Mike Brearley and 71 from Graham Gooch lifted England’s innings with the final score reaching 221. New Zealand’s John Wright hit 69 but the loss of wickets hampered their efforts. After failing to hit the required 14 runs in the final over, England went on to play the West Indies in the final but lost by 92 runs.CWC 1983 – Semi-final v India, Old Trafford, ManchesterEngland won the toss and elected to bat but restrictive Indian bowling led them to be bowled out for 213. In response, India’s Yashpal Sharma and Sandeep Patil made half-centuries as they reached their target in 54.4 overs, winning by six wickets and subjecting England to another semi-final defeat.ICC Champions Trophy 2004 – Semi-final v Australia, Edgbaston, BirminghamEngland faced Australia in their first Champions Trophy semi-final and elected to bowl. Darren Gough took three for 48 as Australia reached 259 for nine. England’s Michael Vaughn hit 86 in reply, as the target was reached after 46.3 overs with England notching 262 for four. The West Indies awaited in the final but England went on to lose by two wickets.ICC Champions Trophy 2009 – Semi-final v Australia, SuperSport Park, Centurion, South AfricaAfter defeat in the 2004 semi-final, Australia claimed revenge over their rivals. Tim Bresnan hit an impressive 80 but England were all out for 257. The Aussies made their victory look easy, losing only one wicket as they reached their target with Shane Watson hitting 136 not out. Australia went on to beat New Zealand by six wickets in the final.ICC World Twenty20, 2010 – Semi-final v Sri Lanka, Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St LuciaThe third edition of the World Twenty20 tournament took place 10 months after the second due to the cancellation of the Champions Trophy in 2008. Sri Lanka were all out for 128 as Stuart Broad took two for 21. After a score of 42 from Kevin Pietersen, England reached their target in 16 overs leaving them to face Australia in the final.After another fine Pietersen performance, linking up for an 111-run partnership with Paul Collingwood, England claimed their first International Cricket Council (ICC) world championship.ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – Semi-final v South Africa, The Oval, LondonEngland elected to bowl after winning the toss and James Tredwell took an impressive three for 19 in seven overs as South Africa were bowled out for 175. Jonathan Trott’s 82 was the top score for England as they reached their target – losing only three wickets in the process. They went on to face India in the final at Edgbaston but narrowly lost by five runs.ICC World Twenty20 2016 – Semi-final v New Zealand, Feroz Shah Kolta, DelhiEngland won the toss and elected to bowl with New Zealand reaching 153 for eight from their 20 overs. England replied as Jason Roy scored the second-fastest half-century for an English player in a World Twenty20 match as he reached the landmark off 26 balls. The target was met after 17.1 overs as England progressed to the final where they were narrowly beaten by the West Indies.ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Semi-final v Pakistan, Sophia Gardens, CardiffAfter qualifying for the semi-finals by winning their first two group games, England faced Pakistan in Cardiff. Joe Root hit 46 as Hasan Ali took three for 35, with England reaching 211 before they were bowled out.Pakistan lost only two wickets as they reached their target in 37.1 overs after Azhar Ali finished with 76. They went on to beat rivals India by 180 runs in the final.last_img read more

Narine’s heroics earn Mercenary playoffs title

first_img…Rems stutter in another last-over meltdownBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – While Mercenary were celebrating their third championship success of the 2019 Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) season, Rems were once again made to lick their wounds after another last-over meltdown in their Division One regular season (20 overs) playoffs championship clash at the Ashtonbee Number One ground here last Saturday.Seemingly well set to cart off the Paul & Sons 15-over title on the adjacent Number Two ground two Saturdays ago, Rems suffered a heart-breaking last ball defeat to the same opponents. This time around, Mercenary needed 11 runs in the final over of the tense encounter with the last pair of Daryl Narine and Bolanauth “Bunty” Sukhu at the wicket.Narendra Madholall was entrusted to bowl the last over, one that’s probably still lingering in his mind as it turned out to be disastrous. After sending down a wide in the first delivery, the next two were clobbered for sixes by Narine, much to the delight of his teammates and supporters who stormed the field to celebrate their win. The victory earned them the Oil Changers Trophy, sponsored by Anil Beharrylall Sarwan.MVP Daryl Narine receives his award from Adam Ramadhar on behalf of the sponsor.Earlier, the game was evenly contested throughout with Mercenary being set 116 for victory after restricting Rems to 115 for six in their allotted 30 overs. Former Guyana and West Indies opener, Rajendra Chandrika, was the mainstay at the top of the order with a top score of 35 (one four) as wickets fell regularly around him.Narine, who batted at number seven and was later named his team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), was undefeated on 24 (3x6s) when victory was achieved. Chien Gittens was Rems best bowler with four for 26 from his four overs while Surujpaul Deosaran and Madholall claimed two for 20 and 22 respectively.The consistent Gittens, who has been a welcome addition to Rems side, was once again among the runs, smashing two sixes in his 29. Skipper Richard Dias supported with 21 (2x4s); the two sharing an important 53-run third-wicket partnership. There was one wicket each for Aftab Shamsudeen, Satrohan “Bade” Balkarran and Avinash Sookdeo for 14, 16 and 27 runs respectively. Gittens copped the MVP award for the losing team.Mercenary’s victory ensured they finished the 2019 season with three championships – topping the Division One regular season, winning the playoffs championship and the Paul & Sons 15-over title. Rems, on the other hand, carted off the Caribbean Sensation 10/10 crown and had to settle for the runners-up spot in both the playoffs championships and the 15-over.Sookdeo and Narine were presented with cash incentives on behalf of their club. Sookdeo got his for his all-round performance during the season while Narine for his heroics in the final.Meanwhile, at the presentation ceremony which followed, long-standing president of the OSCL, Albert Ramcharran, announced that he won’t be seeking re-election at the association’s next annual general meetlng scheduled for early in the new year. Ramcharran expressed thanks to the several sponsors and to the participating teams.last_img read more