AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHere is an article revealing a real solution by California to tackle global warming. In the next two months the Democrat-controlled state legislature, working with Republican Governor Schwarzenegger, are set to enact two new laws that would make the state North America’s leader in addressing global warming. The measures would reduce the state’s carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Optimising performance, using research and evidence to maximise wellbeing, and the growth in women’s sport were some of the consistent themes that emerged at this year’s Elite Sports Expo 2019. Taking place at London’s ExCeL Exhibition Centre on May 8-9, the show organisers reported ‘thousands of professionals in attendance’.Elite Sports Expo, which ran alongside Elevate and COPA, provided attendees with a unique forum that brought together elite sports clubs, coaches and athletes. There were innovations in strength and conditioning, SAQ training, data analysis, nutrition, injury prevention and recovery.Positioned as the UK’s leading event for human performance, show attendees had the opportunity to discuss information sharing, networking and best practice across all sports, while gaining enhanced understandings for cross sector learning, networking and discussion by connecting physical therapists with those involved in physical activity and sport.At this year’s Elite Sports Expo, the Thought Leaders Conference featured keynote talks from leading industry names such as Gareth Thomas, former Welsh international rugby player; Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive at UK Sport; and Mark ‘Dot’ Perkins, Invictus Games Team UK Captain.Speaking at ‘What is the future of sport and mass participation?’, outgoing UK Sport Chief Executive Liz Nicholl provided an update on the status of women’s sport. She said, “I think we’re getting to a good place in terms of acknowledgement for women’s sport. Women want more role models and networks to utilise; what is still missing however is high performance coaches. We therefore cannot become complacent as sporting bodies have got to stay relevant to ensure they are addressing the youngsters of today, not of yester-year.”Alongside the Thought Leaders Conference, Elite Sports Expo operated an extensive free education programme across its two dedicated streams, Future Performance and Maximising Wellbeing & Performance. Speakers included:Keri-Anne Payne, Team GB Triple Olympian, who provided a comprehensive summary on ‘Using Olympian experience to inspire a new generation of open water swimmers’; through toProfessor Andy Jones, Professor of Applied Physiology at University of Exeter, who explored ‘How do you break down a challenge: is the 2 hour marathon achievable?’.Three interactive workshops, Podiatry – Prevention and Management of Sports Injuries, Applying Acupuncture and Massage and Bodywork Techniques , were facilitated by the College of Podiatry, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and Jing Advanced Massage Training respectively.Elite Sports Expo boasted an impressive range of exhibitors showcasing their latest performance equipment, technical innovations and research for performance and sport scientists. Featured exhibitors included CEP Sports, CRYO Science, Knight Scientific, Norma Tec, ONE PRO Nutrition, Perform Better, Primal Strength, ROCKTAPE and Wattbike.Totum Sport, the lead supporters for the 2019 show, played a role in creating engaging content for the Elite Sports Expo’s seminars and workshops. These supporters included UK Sport, British Association of Sport Rehabilitators, England Rugby, The Football Association, English Institute of Sport, The College of Podiatry, ESSNA, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health, Jing Advanced Massage Training, National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, Physios in Sport, Sports Therapy Association and UKSCA.The Elevate Innovation Awards returned after building upon its success in 2018. After an intense judging process consisting of over 60 entrants, seven products and services emerged victorious and were awarded the Gold standard. 2019 winners were:Moving MedicineWattbike’s AtomXPoolview Plus – Blended LifeguardingGait and Motion Techology’s Phits 3D Printed OrthoticsDesmotec – Pininfarina: Isoinertial Training System from HaB InternationalCoach AiPhysioLabMax Quittenton, Director of Elite Sports Expo, summarised this year’s event, “As Elite Sports Expo grows year on year, as does the variety of incredible speakers, exhibitors, seminars and attendees. It’s crucial we continue to celebrate innovation in this sector, highlighting the vital role everyone plays in developing elite sport. We look forward to welcoming you next year at Elite Sports Expo 2020.”www.elevatearena.com/elite Related
LinkedIn Email Pinterest Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Drugs used to treat common complaints could delay the recovery of brain injury patients according to research led by University of East Anglia (UEA) scientists working with other UK universities including Aston and the NHS, published today in Brain Injury.Prescribed for up to 50 per cent of older people, medications with anticholinergic properties are used to treat a broad range of common conditions including bladder problems, depression and insomnia.Anticholinergics are already known to have side effects such as temporary cognitive impairment, dizziness and confusion. But their effects on people with pre-existing brain and spinal injuries have not been investigated until now. Medications with anti-cholinergic properties are often used on neuro-rehabilitation units frequently to manage symptoms from urinary incontinence to pain.The study of 52 patients with acquired brain or spinal injury at a neuro-rehabilitation unit showed that the average length of stay was longer in patients with a higher level of anticholinergic drugs in their system, known as the anticholinergic drug burden, or ACB.Results showed that the change in ACB correlated directly to the length of hospital stay. A higher ACB score on discharge, compared with on admission, was associated with a longer stay in hospital and a lower ACB on discharge saw on average a shorter stay. The team cautioned however that as an observational study, cause-and-effect relationship cannot be implied.Dr Chris Fox, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Norwich Medical School at UEA and lead author on the paper, said: “The findings suggest there may be a statistically significant relationship between ACB score and length of stay in a neuro-rehabilitation unit following traumatic brain or spinal cord injury”.He added: “This pilot study demonstrates the need for larger studies to confirm the results and need for further investigation into what long-term effects these common medications are having on the recovery of these patients.”“While medications with ACB are often needed to treat common complications of brain or spinal cord injuries, cognitive impairment due to the medication may adversely affect a patient’s ability to engage in the rehabilitation process, potentially increasing their length of stay in hospital.”Length of patient stay is used a performance indicator for hospitals, with financial incentives in place for units to discharge patients as soon as is safe.Dr Ian Maidment, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at Aston University said: “This work adds to the evidence that anticholinergics should be avoided in a wide-range of populations, when possible. Regular medication review by a nurse, doctor or pharmacist may be a way of ensuring that medicines with anti-cholinergic effects are used appropriately.”Prof Fox said: “Identifying factors which might adversely affect the length of a patient’s stay can have important financial as well as quality of life implications. So the findings of this study could be directly useful to current health care settings if they can reduce the time patients spend in rehabilitation units, improving wider efficiency of care.”‘Does anticholinergics drug burden relate to global neuro-disability outcome measures and length of hospital stay?‘ is published in the journal Brain Injury on Monday 10 August 2015.
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A trip to Tweed’s, the steakhouse and buffalo bar in Riverhead, is a trip back in time. That’s not a cute euphemism, either. The building that houses the iconic Main Street restaurant, a brick façade with gas-lit lanterns, was erected in 1896 and has operated as the 14-room J.J. Sullivan Hotel ever since. Turn-of-the-century charm and details have been painstakingly restored to recall the space’s provenance. The hotel was originally built by Tammany Hall crony John J. Sullivan and became, necessarily, entrenched in American political history forever after.Known affectionately — or maybe not so affectionately — as the “Tammany Hall of the County Seat,” the restaurant and hotel have played host to many a political meal. If only the walls could talk. Above the restaurant, the rooms are small, though quaint and comfortable. The restaurant itself, outfitted with a mahogany bar from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, boasts time period-appropriate paraphernalia: Victorian light fixtures, an oak fireplace mantel recovered from a South Carolina mansion, armchairs, and various other bespoke artifacts.Wooden chairs with leather seats. The stuffed head of the final bison ever shot by Theodore Roosevelt. Ancient photographs of downtown Riverhead. History opens up in the dining room here.New York City politicians (most notably, the Democratic politician “Boss” Tweed, known for his cronyism) frequented Tweed’s, giving it caché, though eventually, like much of Riverhead, the restaurant fell into disrepair. In the early 2000s, Tweed’s underwent a renovation, including a restoration of the façade.But these days, politics play nearly no role in the iconic restaurant, which is now known for its superlative steaks and, yes, bison. A sprawling menu covers most bases. Raw bar? Check. Classic steakhouse Caesar salad? Check. A play on shrimp cocktail? You guessed it. In addition to red meat, entrées include Long Island duck, roasted chicken, seared tuna, baked salmon, veal chops, and Portobello mushrooms.And then, of course, there are the steaks.The list of beef and bison feels nearly endless. There is a hanger steak, served with a mushroom-Cognac cream sauce, and a filet mignon with a tarragon demi-glace. A grilled New York strip comes with crispy leeks. Prime rib? It’s here. There is a beef burger, of course, with cheese, onions, mushrooms, and bacon. There’s also a bison burger, offered with the same accouterment.As for bison, there is plenty to enjoy, from the appetizer of bison carpaccio to the grilled bison filet to the bison T-bone steak. But the most impressive dish on the menu is the hulking grilled bison cowboy steak, a cut I have never before seen from this animal. It is a massive, impressive thing, arriving on the bone and with an ample helping of maître d’ butter. Bison is leaner than beef, and the steak benefits from the melting fat of the butter (which can feel, atop a beef rib eye, like overkill, if such a thing exists).If this feels like not-enough-bison for your particular taste, you can opt to purchase more to bring home. The restaurant sells bison hanger steaks, filets, cowboy steaks, T-bones, and chop meat for those eager to try their hands at bison on the backyard grill. If dessert at a steakhouse often feels like an afterthought, think twice about skipping it at Tweed’s, where the crème brûlée is ever delicate and trapped beneath a thick disk of caramelized sugar. All steakhouse meals should end, I think, with a piece of inappropriately caloric chocolate cake, and Tweed’s takes its seriously enough. What’s the harm in a piece of cake, anyway? You can always take the rest home — assuming there’s anything left to save. Share
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The charter broker saw total revenues fall by 15 percent year-on-year to GBP102.1 million (USD154.1 million), although its pre-tax profits rose by 8 percent to GBP1.3 million (USD1.96 million). Freight brokering revenues for the half-year trading period reflected the loss of a large government contract, according to Air Partner, falling 56 percent over 2012 levels to GBP7.9 million (USD11.9 million). Profit before tax remained flat at GBP100,000 (USD150,920), however.The charter broker reports that it remains debt free and has cash reserves of GBP17.3 million (USD26.1 million). The company saw its strongest performance in the private jet sector where its revenues grew 12 percent year-on-year to GBP22.7 million (USD34.26 million). Air Partner added that its commercial jets division also progressed in tough trading conditions. “Difficult conditions continue to prevail, but despite the macroeconomic environment the Group has delivered profitable growth in line with our expectations,” commented Mark Briffa, ceo, Air Partner. www.airpartner.com
Gov. Scott, Atty. Gen. Bondi land GOP convention spots CLEVELAND (AP) – There are war heroes, a casino mogul and even an underwear model, yet Donald Trump is relying heavily on his party’s establishment to fill the speaking program for next week’s Republican National Convention.The presumptive presidential nominee has approved a convention program that features at least 20 current or former elected officials, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Noticeably absent from a speaker list obtained by The Associated Press early Thursday are the athletes and A-List celebrities that Trump’s team long suggested would help make his presidential nominating convention unlike any other.The New York Times revealed a list on Twitter overnight that includes Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi.We have the list of speakers at next week’s Republican convention https://t.co/kgIe35zr11 via @jwpetersnyt pic.twitter.com/mwH3vSFBrx— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) July 14, 2016Still, there is no shortage of political outsiders.Speakers will include four of Trump’s children, Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin, and actor and former underwear model Antonio Sabàto Jr. And in a slap at Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, Mark Geist and John Tiegen will also take the stage, both survivors of the deadly 2012 attack on the American diplomatic consulate in Benghazi, Libya.“This impressive lineup of veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and those who know Donald Trump the best – his family and longtime friends – represent a cross-section of real people facing the same challenges as every American household,” said Trump spokesman Jason Miller.Despite the list of familiar politicos, the convention program is a reminder that the Republican Party remains deeply divided over Trump’s candidacy.Some of the GOP’s biggest names were not on the list because they refused to participate in four-day convention, which begins on Monday.The GOP’s two living presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and its two most recent presidential nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney, all plan to avoid the Cleveland affair – as does Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich. Shrugging off the high-profile absences, Trump’s team suggested the convention lineup would help highlight Trump’s outsider appeal.“We are totally over-booked. We have great speakers, we have winners, we have people that aren’t only political people,” Trump told Fox News Channel on Tuesday. “We have a lot of people that are just champions and winners.”The New York billionaire acknowledged in recent days that he’d be hewing a little closer to tradition.“Look, I have great respect for the institution of the conventions. I mean to me, it’s very important. So we’re not going to change the wheel,” he said on Fox.New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady, a Trump friend, was initially teased as a possible speaker, but will not appear on stage next week in Cleveland. Neither will former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight or legendary boxing promoter Don King, a Cleveland resident and passionate Trump supporter.The program will instead feature people like pro golfer Natalie Gulbis, retired astronaut Eileen Collins, and Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White. In addition to the Benghazi survivors, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of the book, “Lone Survivor,” will make an appearance, along with Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke, a vocal critic of the Black Lives Matter movement.The convention will also highlight religious leaders such as Jerry Falwell Jr., son of the famed televangelist, and Haskel Lookstein, the New York rabbi who converted Trump’s daughter, Ivanka to Judaism.Trump does not forget his business relationships, giving speaking slots to real estate investor Tom Barrack, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and even the general manager for Virginia’s Trump Winery, Kerry Woolard.And in a nod toward party unity, Trump will feature several former presidential competitors, including Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ben Carson and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.Two finalists in Trump’s search for a running mate made the list as well: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newt Gingrich. The other finalist, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was not included in the program obtained by the AP.Trump had already announced that his children would be speaking, along with his wife Melania, whom he said was already working on remarks.Ivanka Trump, who along with Trump’s other adult children, has been playing an increasingly central role in the campaign, predicted in a recent radio interview the GOP convention would be “a convention unlike any we’ve ever seen.”“It will be substantive. It will be interesting. It will be different. It’s not going to be a ho-hum lineup of, you know, the typical politicians,” she said. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE Author: Associated Press Published: July 14, 2016 5:29 AM EDT Updated: July 14, 2016 1:22 PM EDT