Protein: The package matters

first_img Read Full Story Moderately high-protein diets may have short-term weight loss benefits, and may lower heart disease risk, but the “package” the protein comes in matters, said Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.“If there’s too much protein and it comes from animal sources, it may have other health consequences,” Hu said in a Boston Globe interview published April 21, 2014. He recommended focusing on protein from plant-based foods such as beans, seeds, whole grains, and nuts, which are low-calorie and rich in other beneficial nutrients.last_img

This Week’s Picks! Idina Menzel, Jersey Boys & More

first_img Star Files View Comments Get Caught Between Riverside and CrazyStarts July 31 at Atlantic’s Linda Gross TheaterThe newest drama from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Jesus Hopped the A Train) is another scorcher. In Between Riverside and Crazy, an ex-cop and recent widower faces an onslaught of personal problems as he tries to hang on to his rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive. Leading the veteran cast in this Atlantic Theater Company production is Broadway vet Stephen McKinley Henderson. Click for tickets! Take a Page From Idina MenzelIn stores and online July 30You know you’ve officially made it as performer when a collection of sheet music isn’t focused on a musical or a composer, but on you. So take a bow, Idina Menzel, and bask in the glow of the new songbook Best of Idina Menzel. At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before a state or small country is named after you. (Caution: Purchase of sheet music does not include ability to sing like Idina Menzel.) Meet Jersey Boys’ New FrontmanBegins July 29 at the August Wilson TheatreWe know, change can be tough. But never fear, Jersey Boys fans! Ryan Molloy, who assumes the role of Frankie Valli through October 19, is definitely the man for the job. The versatile, Olivier-nominated veteran originated the role in the West End production and has appeared in everything from Macbeth to Jerry Springer: The Opera. Your eyes—and ears—will adore him. Click for tickets! Sitting in bed all day with the covers over your head is fun, but you know what’s even better? Seizing the day, Newsies-style! There’s so much to do, including Lindsay Mendez’s snazzy, jazzy covers, a brand new addition to Jersey Boys and a conversation with the composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and more. It’s all part of this week’s picks! Jazz It Up with Lindsay MendezJuly 29 at Birdland NYCLindsay Mendez is taking a break from performing with her Broadway bud Derek Klena for an intimate concert with another collaborator: Pianist Marco Paguia. The duo will put a jazz twist on the work of artists who inspire them—a varied group ranging from Fiona Apple to U2. While you’re enjoying these silky renditions, try coming up with a #Klendez-like nickname for this talented pair. Let’s start: Pagdez? Lindarco? Click for tickets! Eavesdrop on a Wicked ConversationAugust 3 at 54 BelowUsually, Sunday nights stink. Everything is closed. Bedtime is early. The upcoming week’s obstacles loom: Can I survive on an apple and sugar packets until payday? Tonight is different. In A Conversation with Music with Stephen Schwartz & Jim Brochu, the composer and playwright talk shop, pausing for live performances (from the likes of Kelli Rabke and Michael McCorry) of Schwartz’s hits. Wow, Sunday night doesn’t sound so bad after all. Click for tickets! Idina Menzellast_img read more

Townsville stadium prompts boutique apartments, office space

first_imgDeputy Mayor Les Walker, developer Paul Spina and Colliers agent Paul Bow at unit site on Palmer Street, Sth Townsville.The development, opposite the Maritime Museum, will comprise a seven-level building with nine high-end apartments and three ground floor office and cafe outlets. Two more stages of similar size will follow in what is being pitched as “lifestyle central”.Deputy Mayor Les Walker said Vantage on Palmer was the first in what was hoped to be one of many projects brought on by the stadium.“Vantage on Palmer will help to further activate Palmer St, the zone around the Priority Development Area and foster more connectivity with the southern end of Palmer St,” Cr Walker said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We envisaged that the stadium would attract significant investment in residential and commercial activities much like The Strand was able to do when it was developed. It is great to see that PDS Qld is moving forward to be the first with plans to develop on what has been dead space for too many years and to provide additional activation in Palmer St.”Mr Spina said he was encouraged by the investment being made into public infrastructure as well as the area’s potential to be a lifestyle hub.“There’s a lot of confidence returning to the market because of the spending by governments into the stadium and the public improvements being made around Palmer St and along Ross Creek,” he said.“This is also a great site with wonderful views in a fantastic street in a great town.”Colliers International residential agent Paul Bow expected good demand for apartments at Vantage on Palmer when they were launched to the market soon.“The location of Vantage on Palmer is perfect for people who want easy access to all the amenity around the CBD, Strand and of course, the associated infrastructure the new stadium will bring,” he said. “The apartments are designed to provide incredible views across the marina and city.”Colliers International commercial agent Neville Smith said the office spaces, from 80sq m to 200sq m, would be marketed to professionals who might also acquire an apartment as a dwelling.“You just cannot buy anything like this in the sub-$500,000 price range brand new,” Mr Smith said.PDS Qld hopes to begin development on the first stage in September for an August 2018 completion and for the following two stages to be complete before the opening of the new stadium in 2020.The project will be launched to the market early next month. An artist’s impression of stage one of Vantage on Palmer, a $10 million residential and commercial development by local developer PDS QLD.THE first project triggered by the $250 million Townsville stadium has been approved by Townsville City Council.Paul Spina of Townsville-based PDS Qld will develop stage one of Vantage on Palmer, a $10 million residential and commercial development, on vacant land in Palmer St.last_img read more

Dominican mother gives ‘gift of life’ to daughter

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Chris Rossi/The Gazette Marilyn Claudette Loblack (right) donated her kidney to her daughter, Sacha K. Webster (left), on Dec. 22.Now that the new year has begun, Marilyn Claudette Loblack and her daughter, Sacha K. Webster, both of Landover, plan to follow through with an unusual resolution.Both are recuperating in their apartment from a Dec. 22 kidney transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where Loblack, 51, donated one of her kidneys to Brewster, 31, whose kidneys were failing because of diabetes and hypertension.When mother and daughter are fully recovered, they say they plan to help educate people about how to donate in hopes of shortening the wait for kidneys, which are donated by both living and deceased people.Success rates are better with living donors, and the wait for a deceased person’s kidney can be longer, anywhere from two to five years, according to the UMMC website.“I want to encourage people to get tested because you can help your loved ones,” said Loblack, who was found to be a good potential donor after a series of compatibility tests.“You can save someone’s life,” said Loblack, who said she didn’t think twice about donating one of her kidneys to save her daughter, whose kidneys started to fail after she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type II diabetes in 2010.Most people are born with two kidneys that remove toxins, waste products and excess water from the blood, producing urine in the process.Treatment of failing kidneys can include a transplant, which can lead to rejection or post-surgery infections; or dialysis, which uses a machine to filter blood, but Brewster said the treatments caused her fatigue, itching, fluid buildup and inability to sleep.“Dialysis wears you out,” said Brewster, who did it three times a week for more than three hours each day for over a year.Although mother’s and daughter’s blood types are different, their immune systems were a good match, lowering the risk she would reject the kidney from her mother, Brewster said.Brewster, who had been working at the front desk of a Marriott hotel in Washington, D.C., said she first realized she had kidney problems in 2010.“It’s hard to digest something like that when you’ve been a healthy person,” said Brewster, who learned everything they could before the operation with help from the National Kidney Foundation and UMMC.The transplant was performed by UMMC surgeon Rolf Barth, who was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.UMMC performs about 200 kidney transplants a year, some of which use the single incision laparoscopic surgery, or SILS, technique that was used in the Loblack-Brewster transplant, said hospital spokeswoman Meghan Scalea.The SILS method, involves removing the donated kidney through an incision in the naval, leaving a much smaller scar than operations using additional incisions in the abdomen.Scalea said eight people from Prince George’s County donated kidneys in 2009, and two from the county donated kidneys in 2010, all using the SILS method.Loblack said buying Christmas presents from stores this year took a backseat for her because she knew she was giving the “gift of life” to her daughter by donating one of her kidneys.A member of Evangel Assembly of God in Temple Hills, Brewster said members of the church visited her the morning of the operation.Senior Associate Pastor Diana McConaty of Brandywine also visited with her daughter, Crystal McConaty of Waldorf, two days after the transplant, on Christmas Eve.“It was such a transformation,” said Diana McConaty about Brewster. “Her whole countenance, her complexion — she was like a brand-new person.”“She was still in pain, but she was more talkative than I’ve seen her be in a year,” Diana McConaty said.During the Christmas Day service at the church, Diana McConaty tied in her message about the true meaning of Christmas with the gift Loblack had given her daughter, then asked the congregation to turn and wave at the camera that was taping the service.“It made me feel really good. I could see them waving,” said Brewster, who was able to watch the service as it was taking place on her computer.“God gave me a chance to have a second life,” Brewster said. “I have a much better perception of life and what it’s really worth.”“Nobody in my family will ever forget this Christmas,” she said.For more about UMMC’s transplant program, visit www.umm.edu/transplant/kidney.More information is also available at www.kidney.org (National Kidney Foundation in New York City, with a Maryland branch in Lutherville) and www.unos.org (United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond, Va.)By: by Virginia Terhune, Staff WriterGazette.net LocalNews Dominican mother gives ‘gift of life’ to daughter by: – January 9, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Share 43 Views 4 commentslast_img read more

Two killed in London Bridge terror attack, suspect shot dead

first_imgTwo people were killed, and three others were injured after a terror attack was carried out on the London Bridge in England on Friday.As of Saturday, UK counterterrorism police are searching for clues into how a man imprisoned for terrorism offenses before his release last year managed to stab several people before being tackled by bystanders and shot dead by officers.The suspect 28-year-old Usman Khan was attending a program that works to educate prisoners when he launched Friday’s attack just yards from the site of a similar terror attack, which occurred in 2017, according to London’s police counterterrorism chief.British police said they were treating the stabbings as a terrorist attack and were not actively looking for other suspects.Click here to learn more.last_img

Matthew Briggs heads to Denmark with HB Køge

first_imgGUYANA’s Matthew Briggs is anxious to get into action with his new club HB Køge, after recently inking a deal with the side that competes in the Danish 1st Division. “For me, this is the start of me getting back to the level I belong at and I felt that I needed a fresh start away from England and club HB Køge gave me the opportunity to do so and I can’t wait to get started,” Briggs told Chronicle Sport yesterday from his base in Copenhagen.The 28-year-old is capped four times for the Golden Jaguars and was part of Michael Johnson’s selection for the country’s historic showing at the CONCACAF Gold Cup this year.Per Rud, HB Køge Director, described Briggs as a “strong defender who has top level experience in England.”“He is an interesting player who can help sharpen competition in central defense. Briggs has played both Premier League and Europa League, but has played in some of the slightly lower ranks in recent years. However, he has some qualities and skills that we believe we can benefit from,” Rud stated.Briggs, once the youngest player to ever suit up for an English Premier League club (Fulham), also played at Peterborough United F.C, Bristol City, Watford, Millwall, Colchester United, Chesterfield FC, Barnet, Maldon & Tiptree, and Coggeshall Tow.last_img read more

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson launches Kumite 1 League in Mumbai

first_img Amongst all the hype and buzz, India’s first global mixed martial arts competition, Kumite 1 League was launched in Mumbai. The make it sweeter, the occasion was graced by legendary heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. Dylan Dsouza The press conference was followed by in a public event of all the fighters at the High Street Phoenix mall, Lower Parel. The raucous crowd present at the event looked to be in awe after getting a glimpse of the star boxer. FOLLOW US Revealing of his itinerary during his stay in India, Tyson plans a customary tourist visit to the Taj Mahal. Apart from that, the American boxing legend admitted to be a follower of cricket, a sport which has a immense fan-following in India. Last Updated: 29th September, 2018 16:16 IST Legendary Boxer Mike Tyson Launches Kumite 1 League In Mumbai Legendary boxer Mike Tyson packs a punch at the launch of Kumite 1 League Written By COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 28th September, 2018 23:39 IST Supported by the All India Mixed Martial Arts Federation, the league is slated to roll out by the second quarter of 2019. Therefore, in an attempt create buzz for the eight-team tournament, the Kumite 1 League will be flagged off with a exhibition bout between India and UAE.The 24 world class MMA players representing Team India and UAE will engage in vigorous combat at the much anticipated Fight Night. The fight is scheduled to take place at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai, and for viewers who can’t make it to the venue, the fight will be telecast live on the Sony Six network at 7:00 PM IST. READ | WATCH: Rohit Sharma Sweating It Out In The Gym Ahead Of The Final Against BangladeshThe star attraction at the event will be former undisputed world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, who is making his maiden visit to India. Talking about the launch of KL1 in India, Mike said: “I’m very happy to be in India to launch Kumite 1 League. MMA is a fabulous discipline and it is very heartening to see the sport grow everywhere in the world. I’m told that MMA is yet to catch up in India, and I hope that the Kumite 1 League will be the catalyst to the growth of this sport in the country.” SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Along with the former American boxer, Sheikh Tahnoon, the Prince of Abu Dabi and Mohamedali Bhuwani, CMD of Toyani Industries were also in attendance. The K1 League is the first MMA league of its kind, wherein players will represent their countries in a team format. In association with AIMMAF, the Kumite 1 League have also launched a programme to scout for the raw, untapped MMA talent across the nooks and corners of India.READ | Boxer Manoj Takes A Towering Lead Versus Politicians And Bollywood Stars In The Viral Fitness Challenge! Can Anyone Beat Him?last_img read more