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Jamaicas Health Minister commended for setting up Food Industry Task Force

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 29, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is commending Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, for setting up the National Food Industry Task Force (NFITF) in 2017.Executive Director of the Foundation, Mrs. Deborah Chen, told a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on January 24, that the organisation is pleased with the work of the NFITF, on which a representative of the Foundation serves.  Mrs. Chen, who also spoke on the upcoming observation of Heart Month in February, pointed out that members of the Task Force are food industry stakeholders.  “These are the leading persons in their industry, and they are being encouraged to reformulate their products, not just in terms of sugar, but in terms of the nutrients,” she said.She added that they are also looking at labelling, because many labels are not easily read or understood.  “I know there is a move afoot globally to make the labels simpler, and that is part of the mandate of the NFITF, so we commend the Minister and the Ministry of Health for that move.  We think that from a policy level, that will go a great way in assisting to deal with obesity and will impact the cases that we see on a daily basis at the Heart Foundation,” Mrs. Chen said.The NFITF was established to support the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or ‘lifestyle diseases’.  With obesity, caused by poor nutrition, being a leading risk factor of developing an NCD, and that two out of every three deaths yearly result from NCDs, the NFITF has been engaging the Jamaican food industry in addressing the unhealthy eating habits of Jamaicans.  The Task Force is focusing on product reformulation, food labelling, marketing of foods, and education, communication and advocacy.Heart Month will be observed under the theme ‘Healthy Nutrition: Know Your Labels’.Release: JISlast_img read more

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Jon Stewart Plays Drums To Benefit Suicide Prevention

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first_img Jon Stewart Drums For Suicide Prevention jon-stewart-plays-drums-benefit-suicide-prevention Former GRAMMY host records with New Jersey-based band No Wine For Kittens to benefit charityRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 9, 2017 – 10:37 am GRAMMY winner Jon Stewart may have left the airwaves after retiring from “The Daily Show” in 2015, but he’s found a new way to entertain himself — drumming.The former GRAMMY host told TMZ last year he had taken up drumming as a hobby from New Jersey-based drum teacher Andy Bova, who happens to be a former member of the band No Wine For Kittens.The band entered indie music blog Speak Into My Good Eye’s fourth annual 24-hour songwriting challenge this year benefiting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and they enlisted Stewart as their drummer. Their song is titled “Catastrophes,” with Rick Barry on vocals/guitar, Emily Bornemann on vocals, Andy Bova on keys, and Justin Bornemann on guitar.The full songwriting challenge album will be released Nov. 17. Those who pre-order the album via Speak Into My Good Eye’s website can get one track now. All proceeds benefit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, with a dedication in honor of the late Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington.3 Ways You Can Support Someone With A Mental Health IssueRead more Email News Jon Stewart Plays Drums To Benefit Suicide Prevention Facebook Twitter last_img read more

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Stranger Things 3 hid an obscure Easter egg but someone finally found

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first_img2:33 Share your voice What makes this reference so special is that Stranger Things star Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers) also starred in the comedic Tim Burton ghost movie Beetlejuice.   There is a bit of a time discrepancy here. Stranger Things season 3 is set in 1985, but Beetlejuice came out in 1988. Does that mean Mr. Clarke is a time traveler? That would be quite a twist. Now playing: Watch this: See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos Tags While the writers didn’t want to give any hints, they at least told us what it wasn’t. That list included Back to the Future, Jaws, Wonder Woman, posters, songs, Nancy Drew, shirts, Radio Shack, Mall Rats, Terminator, Evil Dead and Alien. They did confirm it was a pop culture movie reference.You can continue the search on your own if you think you have what it takes, or you can check out the answer, which was finally delivered by Twitter user Hackyzach. Hackyzach correctly identified the Easter egg as Beetlejuice’s tombstone, which was tucked into the town model created by science teacher Mr. Clarke. “Winner, winner, banana boat for dinner,” the writers declared. As for the prize, Hackyzach tweeted it would involve signed Stranger Things merch. Stranger Things season 3: Everything to know More Strange things TV and Movies Originally published July 8, 11:38 a.m. PT. Update, 12:41 p.m. PT: Adds correct answer and the tweet identifying it.  it’s monday and we want to play a game: there’s a particular easter egg in episode 2 of s3 that you haven’t found, first person to crack it gets a prize. go! pic.twitter.com/0wfQOmNmtV— Stranger Writers (@strangerwriters) July 8, 2019 59 Photos 5 Stranger Things returned for its third season in July 2019. Netflix Stranger Things is stuffed full of ’80s pop culture references of everything from Magnum P.I. to Star Wars, but fans overlooked at least one major Easter egg. The writers room for the supernatural Netflix hit has its own Twitter account, and it teased the heck out of us mere days after the show returned for season 3. “It’s Monday and we want to play a game,” the writers said. “There’s a particular Easter egg in episode 2 of S3 that you haven’t found, first person to crack it gets a prize. Go!” The show’s fans got busy playing the guessing game, but struck out over and over. “Y’all can get it without a hint. Come on, don’t let me down,” the writers tweeted, which just made the quest all the more maddening. Comments winner, winner, banana boat for dinner https://t.co/Thw55kfS1L— Stranger Writers (@strangerwriters) July 8, 2019 Stranger Things season 3: Our biggest WTF questions 15 TV shows to watch once you’re done with season 3 Netflixlast_img read more

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Over 200 arrested during antiTrump protests

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first_imgAnti-Trump protestMasked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows, lit fires and scuffled with riot police Friday in downtown Washington, blocks from the parade in honour of newly sworn-in president Donald Trump.Washington police arrested at least 217 people for acts of vandalism committed on the fringe of peaceful citywide demonstrations against Trump’s inauguration.Just before the parade started, clashes broke out between 400 to 500 stone-throwing protesters and riot police, who responded with tear gas — the second violent flare-up in the space of a few hours.As Trump’s motorcade wound its way up Pennsylvania Avenue in the parade to the White House, protesters just a few blocks away set a parked limousine on fire after smashing its windows.An AFP reporter saw National Guardsmen donning helmets and bullet-proof vests, as protesters blocked traffic and set trash cans ablaze — chanting “Not my president” and “We resist President Trump.”Earlier, masked youths emerged from crowds of peaceful protesters to kick over trash cans and smash windows of stores, a bank and a fast food outlet.City police chief Peter Newsham said at least 217 people were arrested and would be held overnight before appearing in front of a judge.”The charge is rioting,” he told reporters.”Our intention going into this event was to make zero arrests, and unfortunately they forced our hand.”Newsham said six officers were injured mainly by thrown objects, but that all the injuries were minor.Meanwhile, prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer was sucker-punched in the street while giving an interview to journalists, according to footage of the incident circulating online.”No serious damage,” Spencer said on Twitter. “I can take a punch.”As the 70-year-old Trump, his supporters and top dignitaries gathered on the National Mall for the swearing-in ceremony, throngs of his opponents also converged on the US capital.Most of the noisy protests — including those by an array of anti-racist, anti-war, feminist, LGBT, pro-immigration and marijuana legalization groups — were peaceful.But the protesters were intent on being heard — massing at the city’s Navy Memorial Plaza, along the parade route, and letting out a deafening roar as the presidential limousine known as “The Beast” drove by.”Not my president! Not my president!” they yelled, as the pro-Trump crowd in bleachers across the street chanted “USA! USA!”Protesters along the route waved banners reading: “Try to deserve this office,” “Obama cares, Trump scares,” or “Make America Sane Again.”Another group unfurled a giant banner reading “Shame” outside the Trump Hotel — right near the spot where the president briefly stepped out of his limo to walk the parade route.’No fascist USA!’Newsham attributed the sporadic outbreaks of violence to “a small group that wanted to disrupt the inauguration.””We have significant damage in a number of blocks in our city,” he said, while adding: “It’s a very, very small percentage of those folks who came here to peacefully assemble in our city.”Black-clad groups with anarchist and anti-fascist banners could be seen moving quickly on the outskirts of the main protests.Marchers, some red-eyed from pepper spray, chanted: “No deportation, no KKK, no fascist USA!”Several demonstrators were carrying batons and other weapons, police said, while at least one protester was hurt and was seen receiving treatment for a head wound.The front windows of businesses including a Starbucks and a Bank of America were smashed to pieces.’Sad day’ to be AmericanThe majority of protests in the city were peaceful — whether people came to register anger, dissent or dismay at Trump’s election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.Groups of Trump supporters passed by the protests on the way to hail their hero, and some insults were thrown, but the two sides kept largely apart.One sign showing a smiling image of Russian President Vladimir Putin read: “Putin’s pick is nyet my president.”A 27-year-old financial worker from Tampa Bay in Florida, who did not want to give his name for fear of retaliation by his employer, said he was fearful for the future.”There is nothing to hope for except for grassroots efforts to oppose him,” he told AFP.Protesters said they feared Trump would be an extremist president, taking a hardline approach on everything from immigration to gutting public services.”It’s a sad day to be an American,” said 26-year-old Washington resident Colin Hernandez.Public interest lawyer Renee Steinhagen, 61, came down from New York to join the protests.”This is a simple act of resistance. It’s better than staying at home,” she said.John Zangas, a longtime DC resident, said it felt like the city was “under siege” given the number of police on the streets.”This should be a momentous occasion, not one where flash-bang (noise grenades) and tear gas are deployed against citizens,” Zangas said.last_img read more

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Art for the people

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first_imgTheir initiative Art for Concern  art show is an ‘affordable’ art show and  is being held at the Visual arts gallery, Indian Habitat Centre.Art is not just for art’s sake- 35 artists will exhibit their masterpieces to contribute towards grass-root programmes for education, health and community development. Each year 11 Art for Concern shows are held across as many as 7 cities in India.Showcasing the eclectic collection of art by masters and promising artists, the show boasts of works by acclaimed artists like Akbar Padamsee, Suhas Roy, Jogen Choudhary, Jayasri Burman, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Dhiraj Choudhury and Sudip Roy. While the prime focus is to raise funds for underprivileged sections of the society, it also takes this opportunity to bring forward the works of struggling and needy artists, thus providing them a platform to be visible alongside the masters. A majority of the art works are priced between Rs 15,000 and Rs 45,000, with the most expensive pegged at Rs 70,000. So not only art collectors, even mere art lovers will get an opportunity to make these masterpieces a part of their living rooms.Concern India Foundation is a registered, non-profit charitable trust working towards its objective of ‘Helping People Help Themselves’ by making the disadvantaged self-reliant. Set up in 1991, it supports over 275 programmes across India, working in the areas of education, health and community development.WHEN: 26 to 27 FebruaryWHERE: India Habitat Centrelast_img read more

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Clients have until Nov 30 to save on Le Boats selfdrive boating

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first_img Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Share Travelweek Group Tags: FIT, Le Boat Posted bycenter_img Clients have until Nov. 30 to save on Le Boat’s self-drive boating trips TORONTO — Le Boat wants agents to know that its best early booking bonus deals expire Nov. 30, 2017 for travel in 2018.“Don’t forget to remind your clients to book before November 30, 2017 for the best 2018 availability and to take advantage of our early booking offers,” says the company.The deals include:Save 20% on budget and comfort boats departing April 2 – 7 and May 12 – 17.Save 15% on budget and comfort boats, at all other timesSave 10% on Comfort pus boats + Visions (combinable with Le Boat’s 5% family discount; seven night minimum duration)Save 5% on Horizon boatsThe early booking bonus offers are valid on all 2018 durations, including short breaks. New bookings only.The company made a splash in the Canadian market this past summer when it announced it was relocating its North American headquarters from Florida to Smiths Falls, Ontario, right on the Rideau Canal where Le Boat will introduce brand new boat vacation rentals starting in May 2018.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamLe Boat says it is eager to work with the travel trade here in Canada, looking to make waves in this market now that it has conquered Europe. Billed as Europe’s number one boating vacation company, Le Boat just launched its 2018 brochure featuring the latest cruising experiences both in Europe and, starting next year, Canada.Vacationers have been doing the self-drive boating thing along Europe’s waterways with Le Boat for years now, discovering France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland and Scotland from their own sundeck.More than half – about 55% – of Le Boat’s bookings are generated by travel agents.For a full list of discounts and more information see leboat.com or call 1-800-734-5491. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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