29 Dec
2019

Exercise – to a point – helps fight off colds, flu

first_img The problem is that marathons are held every month of the year, and many athletes’ workout schedules are dictated by the events they compete in, Flynn said. David C. Nieman, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a former president of the International Society of Exercise Immunology, said his research shows that moderate exercise increases the recirculation of important immune cells, especially from bone marrow, the lungs and the spleen. It has the effect of cleaning up the body. “Over time this adds up, much like a housekeeper who comes to your house every day for a half hour. At the end of a month, your house looks a lot better,” Nieman said. But to achieve such beneficial effects, someone has to exercise about five times a week, Nieman said. Nieman agreed with Flynn that grueling endurance training can hurt the immune system: For athletes running 60 miles a week, research shows, their odds of sickness double compared with those who run less. “You can push it too far, and the body says, ‘This good thing is hurting me here,”‘ Nieman said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita But at a certain point, the physical stress of a long workout undermines the immune system and leaves the endurance athlete even more vulnerable to infection than before a workout. “The general consensus, I believe, is that 30 minutes, three or four times a week, is generally considered to have positive effects,” said Michael Flynn, who studies exercise’s effects on the immune system at Purdue University in West Lafayette. One study showed that jogging about 10 miles a week was beneficial to the body’s defenses, but 20 miles was associated with an increased risk of infection, Flynn said. “There’s pretty good evidence that the intensity of prolonged exercise suppresses certain aspects of the immune system,” Flynn said. “If someone is just doing fitness exercise, it seems like their resistance is better.” So should marathon runners simply scale back their workouts during the cold and flu season? INDIANAPOLIS – Ingrid Ozols Perdue runs several miles a week, lifts weights, cycles, does Pilates and even gets in an occasional kickboxing workout – a regimen she credits with keeping her free of colds and the flu. “I really haven’t been ill,” said the 50-year-old dermatologist from the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. “I think I’m healthier when I exercise. I think it’s positive for me.” Experts say she’s right – to a point. Research shows moderate amounts of aerobic exercise such as jogging, brisk walking and cycling during the cold and flu season boost the body’s defenses against viruses and bacteria. last_img read more

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20 Dec
2019

Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant’s departure: ‘He started to get restless’

first_img“I have run I have crawled, I have scaled these city wallsBut I still haven’t found what I’m looking for”Full disclosure: I have no insider knowledge of Kevin Durant’s musical tastes. But if Warriors coach Steve Kerr is to be believed, you’d think U-2 would be a fit.This week we learned how Kerr spent part of his summer vacation — sitting down with Bill Simmons as Simmons was writing the recently released … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile devicelast_img

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17 Dec
2019

So Much for Video Conversations: Seesmic Puts Its Video Service on Hold

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… When you hear the name Seesmic today, chances are that you are thinking about a Twitter client, but once upon a time, Seesmic was a much-hyped online “video conversation” service. Now, however, after a recent redesign, the Seesmic homepage basically doesn’t mention the video service anymore and the video service has moved to its own subdomain. In a new video, Seesmic founder, Loic Le Meur, reveals that Seesmic’s video conversation site hasn’t seen any growth in the last couple of months and that Seesmic plans to focus on its Twitter client in order to give Seesmic, the company, a chance to survive.This author argued that video conversations, at least in the way Seesmic envisioned them, simply pose too many barriers of entry to become a mainstream phenomenon. Some of these barriers are technical, but mostly, they are psychological, as a lot of people simply don’t feel comfortable in front of a camera. Since Seesmic first launched, the nature of online conversations also changed, asTwitter took off, while Seesmic’s video service lingered. No GrowthIt’s important to note, though, that Seesmic plans to keep its video service running for the time being, but unless we see a major shift in how users perceive ‘video conversations,’ we have to wonder if this kind of service has any real future, especially given the asynchronous nature of Seesmic in a time where real-time conversations and video streaming, even from mobile devices, are becoming the norm. In his video, Le Meur also notes that other Twitter-based video services aren’t growing right now either, though he hopes that video will be ready to grow again at some point in the future.Service Still Up, But Completely Deemphasized We definitely have to give Le Meur credit for keeping the community informed, though. Unlike imeem, which is shutting down parts of its service in the next few days, Seesmic is keeping its service up and running, and the team is communicating with the Seesmic community.Note: tip of the hat to Allen Stern, who first noticed these changes. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Tags:#news#NYT#user-generated content#Video Services#web last_img read more

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7 Nov
2019

WA reclaim Barbarians Cup

first_imgWestern Australia dominated the 2008 Barbarians Cup in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, scoring an 8-1 series win to reclaim the touch football title they lost to the Northern Territory in Darwin last year.With the Western Tigers claiming a win in each of the three divisions on the opening night, the teams went into Saturday’s round of games full of confidence that the title would be returned to WA.Both the Mixed and Women’s divisions saw WA take a clean sweep, but once again it was the Men’s Open division that went down to the wire after both WA and the NT came into the final game of the tournament with one win each.After losing the second game to a NT team inspired by former Youth World Cup star Kelvin Caspani, the Tigers came out running hard in the final match, lead by another World Cup player in Andrew Knox.At half time WA held a 5-1 advantage, and went on with the job to take the game 7-3 and the series win. Caspani and Knox – both former Australian players – have been National Touch League team-mates for a number of years and are no doubt likely to be re-united in the Barbarians Men’s Open team for the NTL in March in NSW.TouchWest State Manager Matt Bamford has hinted that after the success of the tournament in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this year, there is every chance the competition could return to the gold capital at some stage in the future.The two day series had never been staged outside the metropolitan area before.“There’s been a great response from the local community to the Barbarians Cup this year, and we’re thrilled that the Department of Sport and Recreation were able to bring this event to Kalgoorlie”, Bamford said.“The support of the Goldfields Touch Association and from BHP and Norilsk also meant the kids and staff from Lakeland Senior High School in Perth could come along and get involved in the community programs. It’s certainly the kind of program we’d love to take to the country again.”Thanks to Jarrod Lucas from The Kalgoorlie Miner for providing the article content.Results:Mixed OpenGame 1: WA def NT 8-6Game 2: WA def NT 14-9Game 3: WA def NT 5-1Women’s OpenGame 1: WA def NT 8-1Game 2: WA def NT 6-3Game 3: WA def NT 8-1Men’s OpenGame 1: WA def NT 7-4Game 2: NT def WA 8-6Game 3: WA def NT 7-3last_img read more

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18 Oct
2019

Two held in attempt to murder case

first_imgNEW DELHI: Special Cell arrested two wanted accused Abhijeet Malik age 24 years, resident of Nazafgarh, Delhi and Akash Yadav, 26 years, resident of Nazafgarh, Delhi.Both of them were wanted in an attempt-to-murder case of one Daljeet Rana a resident of VPO Ghewra, Delhi at his flat at Ashoka Enclave, Paschim Vihar, Delhi in the night of August 30. Two sophisticated pistols, five live cartridges and the Verna car used in committing the offence was recovered from their possession. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDuring interrogation accused Abhijeet disclosed that Anirudh has some business with his relative Daljeet Rana and there was a financial dispute between them. About two months ago, Daljeet Rana went to the house of Abhijeet Malik and misbehaved with his family members due to that financial dispute. He also misbehaved with Abhijeet over telephone many times and threatened for dire consequences. Due to this, Abhijeet wanted to teach a lesson to Daljeet. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHence, he conspired with his friend Akash Yadav, who works at the office of his brother, Anirudh and procured two pistols and 20 cartridges from one unknown person. In the evening of August 30, Abhijeet contacted Daljeet and called him at an office at Paschim Vihar. Abhijeet along with his friend Akash Yadav reached at Bhaira Enclave, Paschim Vihar where Daljeet and his friend met them. They all consumed liquor together and from there they went to flat of Daljeet at Ashoka Enclave, Peeragarhi, Delhi. Finding the right time, Abhijeet and his friend Akash took out their pistols to kill Daljeet. Abhijeet fired at the head of Daljeet from close range whereas pistol of Akash didn’t fire due to some glitch. Seeing this, Daljeet’s friend jumped off the balcony of the flat. After that the accused persons fled from the spot in their Verna car and kept hiding in Gurugram, Mukharjee Nagar etc. to evade their arrest.last_img read more

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17 Oct
2019

Clooney calls out Trump media vilification at press freedom gathering

first_imgOTTAWA — Human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney says U.S. President Donald Trump’s vilification of the media makes journalists more vulnerable to abuse around the world.Clooney didn’t mention Trump by name but singled out the phenomenon as happening in the country of James Madison, a Founding Father who became the fourth U.S. president.She says foreign ministers such as Britain’s Jeremy Hunt and Canada’s Chrystia Freeland need to pay more than “lip service” to media freedom.The two countries are hosting an international conference on media freedom in London.Clooney says she’s grateful the two ministers are shining a light on the unprecedented dangers to journalists around the globe but she says they need to do more than make supportive speeches. Clooney has represented journalists imprisoned in Myanmar and the Philippines, but she says journalists have also been subjected to recent police actions in Britain and Australia.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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9 Aug
2019

Rep Lucido announces summer reading contest

first_img Tags: Rep for a Day, Summer Reading Contest 29Jun Rep. Lucido announces summer reading contest Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photoscenter_img State Rep. Peter Lucido will host a summer reading contest for local elementary school students in the 36th House District. The winner will have the unique opportunity to join Rep. Lucido at the Capitol in Lansing and serve as State Representative for a day.Rep. Lucido hopes that the contest will encourage students to keep their minds active and their reading skills sharp over the summer and beyond.“Reading is vitally important for the future success of our children,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “Getting our kids excited about reading is more than just preparing them for the school year ahead, but encouraging the practice of this skill at an early age instills a habit which can benefit their future beyond academia.”Lily Urban of Shelby Township joins Rep. Lucido on the House floor earlier this year as the 2015 summer reading contest winner.All students in the 36th House District who are enrolled in the first through fifth grades are eligible to participate and must track their reading on special bookmarks that have been distributed to schools and local libraries. Readers who have finished 10 books can drop off the completed bookmarks to their local library by Sept. 1. There is no limit to the number of bookmarks that can be submitted, so long as each bookmark lists 10 completed books.Rep. Lucido will draw names to determine the winners of the contest, who will then be invited with their families to the Capitol this fall to act as state representatives for a day.“I am so excited to be hosting this contest again this year,” Rep. Lucido said. “It was a great turnout and I had a blast with the contest winner, Lily Urban of Shelby Township, who joined me on the House floor, participated in mock committee meetings and toured the Capitol with her family.”Contest bookmarks are available to download and print on www.RepPeterLucido.com and are available throughout the summer at the following participating libraries:Shelby Township Library51680 Van DykeShelby Twp, MI 48316Graubner Library65821 Van DykeWashington, MI 48095Kezar Branch Library107 Church St.Romeo, MI 48065For questions regarding the contest, please do not hesitate to contact Rep. Lucido’s office by phone at (888) MICH-REP, or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

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7 Aug
2019

Ericsson is set to acquire the broadcast services

first_imgEricsson is set to acquire the broadcast services division of Technicolor.Ericsson has submitted a binding offer of €19 million and a potential earn-out based on 2015 revenues of the division’s activity of up to €9 million. The company said the acquisition would boost its broadcast operations in terms of the number of channels managed and households reached.“As the TV industry is undergoing fundamental changes with the transition to multi-platform, on-demand television, teaming up with a trusted partner enables broadcasters to meet the increasing commercial and technological complexity and competition in the TV market,” said Magnus Mandersson, executive vice-president and head of business unit global services, Ericsson. “We combine our service and technology leadership with strategic investments in playout operations, broadcast capability and competence.”The closing of the acquisition is subject to relevant customary regulatory administrative approvals and consultations.last_img read more

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