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Nov. 19 American Smokeout DayBy Judy O’Gorman AlvarezFor years physicians, clean air enthusiasts and loved ones have been trying to get smokers to put out their cigarettes for good. On Nov. 19 the American Cancer Society (ACS) will once again encourage smokers to give up smoking – even for one day – during the Great American Smokeout.According to the ACS, about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.“This is the only product on the shelf out in the world that if you follow manufacturer’s guidelines, it kills you,” said Ghulam Abbas, M.D., director of minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Meridian Health. “It’s like you’re hiring someone to come and hurt you – and you pay tax on top of it!”Tongue, throat, esophagus, windpipe, lung and even bladder cancer have all been linked to smoking. “Smoking can also cause hypertension, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), artery disease and other chronic diseases are also all results of smoking,” said Abbas.Abbas also warns “Not only are you hurting yourself, you’re hurting your loved ones.” Pregnant women and smokers lighting up around children are causing harm to the developing little ones. “Children of smoking parents have more respiratory issues than people who don’t smoke.” Despite the risks, the warnings and the scientific evidence, people still smoke. “It tells me it is clearly an addiction,” Abbas said. He cites that some patients, even after two cancer diagnoses, surgeries and chemotherapy treatments, continue to smoke.Although the number of U.S. smokers has decreased – from nearly 21 of every 100 adults in 2005 to nearly 18 of every 100 adults in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – many communities promote ways to help smokers quit. According to Joshua Havard, manager of pulmonary rehab, respiratory and neurology services, Riverview Medical Center, the hospital’s smoking cessation groups sees a 30 percent success rate, as opposed to the national 8 to 12 percent rate.Some participants may be linked with a pulmonary rehab program and suffer from ailments such as COPD or pulmonary fibrosis and have been strongly encouraged by physicians to attend the program. “These are folks that can hardly walk up a flight of steps,” he said. “And some people finally come because they’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired,” said Havard, who along with colleague Lorie Caddock, run the smoking cessation programs. “They want to live better, breathe better.” Riverview’s cessation program works as an ongoing group therapy session. “We’re not judgmental,” said Havard, who smoked as a teenager until his mid-20s. “Instead of berating you with health statistics, we let people open up and talk about their experiences.”Participants share experiences and tips on quitting and others may require nicotine replacement therapy – such as patches, nicotine chewing gum or prescribed medication.The decision to seek help in breaking the smoking addiction is a personal one and varies. According to Havard, for some it may be tallying up how many thousands of dollars they could save by giving up smoking that spurs them into quitting. “And some people say ‘I’m not ready yet,’ and we put them on a back burner and check in at a later time.”“The people left smoking today are your most seriously addicted,” said , vice president of Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention. “And many smokers are people with mental health or substance abuse issues.”The Barnabas six-week tobacco cessation program is run by certified tobacco treatment specialists who have been trained at Rutgers Behavioral Health, according to Greene, the primary training for similar programs throughout the world. “These are the best practices of the public health guidelines,” said Greene.Specialists access the smoker to determine the level of addiction, monitor CO2 levels in their lungs and prescribe medication related to how addicted they are.“The decrease in the smoking population came about because of taxes, clean indoor act and enforcement of where you can and cannot smoke,” said Greene. “It became very difficult for smokers to smoke.”But changing longtime habits is not as easy. Greene points out that when health warnings were placed on cigarette packs in the 1960s, “we learned that information alone does not change behavior.”The problem is epidemic. “It’s most insidious. It’s more difficult (to combat) than heroin.”Despite the dire statistics, health professionals continue to develop successful smoking cessation programs. “Help is out there,” she said.For information on smoking cessation programs at Riverview Medical Center and other Meridian locations, call 732-530-2589. For the Barnabas Health programs at Monmouth Medical Center and other locations, call 732-914-3815.
–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 17, 2015)–Tarabilla Farms’ Home Run Kitten cuts back in distance and heads a deep and competitive field of eight older horses in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita. To be contested at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s Camino Real hillside turf course, the San Simeon will serve as the 2014-15 Winter Meet closing attraction, as Santa Anita will reopen for its Spring Meeting on Friday, April 24.Third, beaten 3 ¼ lengths in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) March 7, the David Hofmans-conditioned Home Run Kitten has two wins from three tries down the hill and will be ridden for the second time in-a-row by Gary Stevens. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Kitten’s Joy, Home Run Kitten closed much ground to be beaten four lengths in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Nov. 1, and it appears he’ll have a fast pace to run at on Sunday.Installed as the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite, Home Run Kitten is 13-4-2-4 overall with earnings of $329,800.John Sadler will saddle course specialist Sweet Swap, who drew the outside post with Joe Talamo. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, the 6-year-old Candy Ride horse comes off a front-running allowance score down the hill on March 13 and is 12-5-2-3 lifetime over the unique layout. With $390,529 in the bank, Sweet Swap is 17-7-3-3 overall.Trainer Jim Cassidy’s Holy Lute could prove problematic to anyone with front-running aspirations, as he finished first in a pair of hillside starts two and three starts back, on Feb. 12 and Jan. 17 (disqualified and placed second). Like the favorite, Holy Lute shortens up out of the Kilroe Mile, in which he showed good early speed and tired late to finish seventh, beaten 4 ¾ lengths.Owned by Class Racing Stable, Holy Lute will be ridden by Mike Smith, who won with him two starts back. A 5-year-old horse by Midnight Lute, Holy Lute is 13-3-2-3 overall with earnings of $243,922.With two wins from five lifetime starts down the hill, Doug O’Neill’s Pure Tactics comes off a close third in the one mile turf Thunder Road Stakes April 4 and the 6-year-old horse by Pure Prize merits considerable respect with Kent Desormeaux set ride him back. Owned by Nita Winner, Pure Tactics broke awkwardly and made a good run from off the pace to finish fourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths by Home Run Kitten five starts back in the 6 ½ furlong turf Grade III Eddie D. Stakes on Sept. 26. Pure Tactics is 22-9-2-3 overall with earnings of $370,496.Idle since Aug. 16 at Arapahoe Park, Colorado-bred Get Happy Mister will try turf for the first time in his Southern California debut Sunday and will seek his sixth consecutive victory with red hot Tyler Baze aloft. Stabled at Los Alamitos for new trainer Mark Tsagalakis, Get Happy Mister worked a leisurely six furlongs over the Santa Anita turf in 1:19.40 on April 16. A winner of four consecutive stakes, the 5-year-old gelding by First Samurai’s most recent tally came in the 1 1/8 miles Arapahoe Park Classic.Owned by Annette Bishop, Get Happy Mister has 10 wins from 13 starts and has amassed earnings of $324,928.The complete field for the Grade III San Simeon Stakes, to be run as the seventh race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys, weights and morning line in post position order: Get Happy Mister, Tyler Baze, 118, 8-1; Home Run Kitten, Gary Stevens, 120, 5-2; Joes Blazing Aaron, Edwin Maldonado, 118, 20-1; Outside Nashville, Drayden Van Dyke, 118, 15-1; Holy Lute, Mike Smith, 118, 3-1; Pure Tactics, Kent Desormeaux, 118, 7-2; U S Citizen, Victor Espinoza, 118, 6-1, and Sweet Swap, Joe Talamo, 118, 3-1. First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. COLORADO-BRED LONGSHOT GET HAPPY MISTER SEEKS SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN IN SO. CAL DEBUT
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentThe small business sector in Ohio is vital to many stakeholders. The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sponsored the Ohio Signature Food Contest which showcases many new, innovative products ready to take that next step – actual product development.CIFT President & CEO, Rebecca Singer announced the winners selected in recognition of their product concepts:Sarah Steinbrunner and Taylor Crooks of Sandusky, Ohio with their Bean Nut Butter: A delicious non-GMO and vegan nut butter that is free of the top eight allergens. Uniquely incorporates garbanzo beans which are high in protein and fiber, but lack high calorie and fat content association with regular nuts.Tina Smith and Ashtabula Farm Bureau member Nate Bissell of Jefferson, Ohio with their Sweet and Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce: A unique, all-natural barbecue sauce made with a kick of hot peppers but offering a special ingredient – the sweetness of pure Ohio maple syrup.Following a review of written applications and presentations by food entrepreneurs and chefs to a panel of judges, the highest scoring concepts were selected based on the viability of the product, commercialization potential, business strategy, and overall appeal to the marketplace.As a result of the award, technical assistance from CIFT will be provided to the startup businesses ranging from business planning, product/process development, shelf stability testing, labeling review, regulatory assistance, and batch product preparations for sampling. Later, production will take place at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK) in Bowling Green, Ohio. The NOCK is a commercially-licensed kitchen that educates and provides technical assistance to new and growing food businesses.Ohio Farm Bureau has been a sponsor of the contest for the past four years. CAPTION: Ohio Executive Vice President Adam Sharp, left, with Ohio Signature Food Contest winners Tina Smith of Jefferson who won with Sweet and Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce and Sarah Steinbrunner, Taylor Crooks and Collin Crooks of Sandusky who won with Bean Nut Butter and CIFT President and CEO Rebecca Singer. Leave a Comment
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A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… You can get started today with a “Green Goose Bike Sensor Kit,” which retails for $49 plus $10 for postage. The Portland and San Francisco-based company is currently in talks with the BTA (Bicycle Transportation Alliance) in Portland and they’re already installed “in a number of coffee shops.” As well as consumers, the service is targeting employers with a “a unique sustainable savings benefit” offering for their staff. One of the features for employers is managing and auditing details for the IRS bike commute tax credit.Green Goose is currently in pre-production and running beta trials. Right now it’s offering 100 Savings Kits for bicycle owners. Eventually this type of connection, between sensors and mainstream services like banking, will be commonplace and probably won’t need to rely on gimmicks such as green eggs. But for now, Green Goose seems like a cute, interesting Internet of Things service for green conscious early adopters to try out. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Internet of Things#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Green Goose is a new financial management service that launched today, which connects sensor activity to your savings account. At first Green Goose sounded a little gimmicky. Using green Internet-connected eggs, it measures how much energy you expend on your bike or how much water you use in your shower – and transfers amounts from your checking account to your savings account based on the ‘savings’ you made doing those activities.What’s interesting though is that the savings are calculated based on the actions measured by small battery-powered, wireless sensors. You stick these sensors on your bike, thermostat, showerhead “and even your keychain.” Green Goose is a web-based service, along with “a very low-cost set of Savings sensors.” – these are literally green eggs (see picture to the right). The web site tracks specific actions and behaviors from users – then computes that into dollars saved. Co-Founder Brian Krejcarek told ReadWriteWeb that’s “like a Twitter feed of personal green savings.” Here’s how the sensor part works: the sensors communicate with a “Green Gateway” that then sends messages to the web site. The Green Gateway – which is also “egg-like” – has an Ethernet port that connects to your network hub via a router. The bike sensor measures miles ridden. Green Goose also plans to offer sensors for your automobile, shower (hot water), and thermostat (heating and cooling). In the future, Green Goose might also be able to pull savings data in “from open APIs like that proposed by Google Power Meter for savings earned by using less electricity.” It also plans to eventually move beyond energy to capture savings earned from making “other lifestyle decisions.”
SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief With the new season just around the corner, both La Salle and Far Eastern University would rather close the dark chapter between the two schools and focus on the upcoming tournament.“It’s very unfortunate that it happened,” said Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo. “I wish it didn’t happen, but we’re no longer talking about it. I also told the boys to no longer talk about it, to not post anything in social media because nobody wins in social media. We were focused on the UAAP.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag also expects both squads to adhere to league rules.“They are champion teams, so I expect them to act like champions and they will behave like champions,” Saguisag said. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Lynx beat Mystics for top seed in WNBA Playoffs Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games “Actually, I did not do that. All of the coaches there were running, pushing everyone to temper the situation. I was just doing that. If you put motive in all of the coaches’ actions there, you can put a spin on it, but I opted not to say anything about it because the issue will just get bigger,” he said.READ: Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao CityWith the air already cleared on both sides, Ayo and Racela hope that both parties can put this issue to rest and look forward to the 80th Season of the UAAP, which unfurls this coming weekend.“Hopefully, we settle this. I also asked our admin if we can patch things up, because this is sports,” said Ayo. “Hopefully, we learn from this. We won’t go somewhere where we can’t control the situation. Hopefully, the two teams learn something from this.”“Everyone is excited about the coming UAAP season. We’re excited about our first game, and it just so happened that we’ll be against La Salle. So let’s leave it at that and let’s all move forward and move on,” said Racela, who is in his first season with FEU.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ “I want to close the book of that FEU-La Salle. What I always preach and tell my players in basketball or in life is to not to dwell on the past and to move forward, move on and be mindful of the present. Let’s forget what happened,” Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela said.READ: Bench-clearing brawl erupts in La Salle-FEU preseason gameFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle head coach Aldin Ayo, left, and Far Eastern U menter Olsen Racela share a laugh during the UAAP Season 80 press conference. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe two teams figured in a bench-clearing brawl two weeks ago in a pocket tournament at Kadayawan Festival in Davao that resulted in a double forfeiture of the game. Ayo defended himself from accusations of strangling FEU forward Arvin Tolentino during the scuffle, saying that he was just trying to pacify the situation. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments San Miguel is currently on top of the standings with a 5-0 record, but its bid to win the Philippine Cup title for the fourth straight time gets tougher from here with Barangay Ginebra next on Sunday before a showdown with surging Magnolia on Feb. 4. “According to the doctor, he will be missing three to four weeks and probably, he won’t be able to play until the second week of February,”Austria told reporters in Filipino after San Miguel beat GlobalPort, 107-93.Austria added the team is in no rush to bring back Cabagnot with the playoffs already in his mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re not in a hurry for him to get back but what we want is for him to get to 100 percent because it’s really hard if we don’t have Alex going into the playoffs,” said Austria.Austria assured the 35-year-old Cabagnot won’t require any surgery to fully heal. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH San Miguel guard Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer’s starting guard Alex Cabagnot is expected to be out for three to four weeks due to a foot injury, according to his head coach Leo Austria.Cabagnot missed the Beermen’s game against GlobalPort on Wednesday and most likely his team’s next three games due to a partial tear in his right foot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “He just need to rest and I think that because of his work ethic, it would be easy for him to get back into shape,” he said.“Right now, he’s still working out so that he’ll be able to sustain his conditioning. We want to give him rest because we don’t want to aggravate his situation right now.”Brian Heruela filled in for Cabagnot and had his best game yet as a member of the Beermen, finishing with 17 points, five assists and six steals in 23 minutes off the bench.“We know that Brian can do that. He’s capable of playing huge for us and he showed it tonight,”said SMB swingman Marcio Lassiter.“Alex is definitely a big part of the team and we’re going to miss him but at the same time, next guy has to step up and it’s not just going to be one guy coming off the bench, we have multiple guys capable of stepping up for us,” Lassiter, who also had 17 points, added.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fajardo, Heruela lead San Miguel rally to fend off GlobalPort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John City Council has voted against adopting a proposed Coats of Arms, and has decided to abandon the process altogether.Councillors were set to vote on whether to adopt a second draft of the proposed Coat of Arms after starting the Grant in Arms process with the Canadian Heraldic Authority at a Council meeting over two years ago. After giving feedback on an initial draft last December, a report was brought forth today recommending that Council adopt the latest proposed draft.Mayor Lori Ackerman was the first to express dissatisfaction with the latest proposal, saying that the proposed Coats of Arms did not have enough elements that symbolized the region’s First Nations. The mayor added that after speaking with Blueberry River First Nations Chief Marvin Yahey, she learned that the animal representing the Beaver Peoples of Northeast B.C. is actually a swan, which was not included in the proposed Arms. Councillor Gord Klassen made a recommendation that the report brought forward be received for information, and that Council vote in favour of abandoning the process to obtain a Coat of Arms. Councillors voted unanimously in favour.