By slowing down our eating and being more mindful of where our food comes from, we can shed extra pounds without following a particular diet, Lilian Cheung, lecturer in nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), wrote September 25, 2012 in a Huffington Post blog.“It is possible to attain a healthy weight and have a more satisfying life at the same time by simply paying attention to what and how we eat,” she wrote. The editorial director of HSPH’s The Nutrition Source, Cheung co-authored the book Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life with Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh in 2010.In the Huffington Post article, Cheung challenges readers to try seven mindful eating techniques for one week. “My guess: You will be pleasantly surprised and ready for more,” she wrote. Read Full Story
DETROIT (AP) — One of six men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Ty Garbin appeared in federal court in Grand Rapids, a few hours after prosecutors filed a plea agreement that’s loaded with details about the operation and his pledge to cooperate with investigators. The deal signed by Garbin says the group discussed an incredible scheme to snatch Whitmer at her lakeside vacation home and destroy a bridge to slow down police. The FBI in October said it broke up a plot to kidnap the Democratic governor by anti-government extremists upset over her coronavirus restrictions. Six people are charged in federal court; eight more are charged in state court.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File ImageDUNKIRK – The Chautauqua County Fair’s 2020 season has been postponed until next year due to COVID-19 concerns.Fair President Dave Wilson tells WNYNewsNow this was one of the toughest decisions the fair board has ever made.Wilson says because of continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the reopening effort, the board decided to postpone this year’s event.“According to the Governor’s plan, fairs and festivals are in phase four, well, phase four probably really won’t happen until about the First of July or so, you know there are going to be some stipulations, (and) not knowing what those stipulations are going to be (contributed to our decision),” explained Wilson. “We had to make a decision.” Wilson said efforts like social distancing will likely be impossible in an environment like the fair.Furthermore, officials were running out of time to coordinate activities and hire venders.“We are heartbroken for small businesses, family farms, competitors, exhibitors, and everyone who relies on income and exposure from the Chautauqua County fair,” furthered Wilson. “But that was the decision, it was a tough one, and we made it.”This would have been the 139th fair held in the county. Wilson says this is not the first time the fair was postponed. During WWII from 1942 to 1944 the grounds were used as a prisoner of war camp.In 2021 Wilson says that the fair will be “bigger and better” serving as one of the county’s largest celebrations.
Things get a little quiet around the Great White Way during the summer—so instead of seeing a new play or musical every night, the Broadway.com staff is catching up on movies! From Transformers: Age of Extinction to The Fault in Our Stars to Guardians of the Galaxy, this summer has been packed with awesome blockbusters led by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. So we want to know: Which summer movie star would you like to see make his or her Broadway debut? Cast your vote below! View Comments
When consumers talk, it’s always a good idea to listen. And right now, they’re talking about voice banking. In response, you should ask an important question: Is our financial institution ready to meet those consumer expectations?The popularity of voice banking – or conversational banking, which includes chat messaging functions – is evident across multiple market indicators, including the most recent quarterly consumer trends survey by Fiserv. The Expectations & Experiences: Channels and New Entrants survey found that half of consumers used a voice-activated device in the past year, with 79 percent of them doing so through their smartphones. The research, conducted in February by Harris Poll on behalf of Fiserv, surveyed 3,116 U.S. adults who used their checking accounts to pay a bill or make a purchase in the 30 days prior to the survey.The survey also found that 8 percent of consumers used a hands-free voice-activated device, such as Amazon Echo or Google Home in the past year. That percentage doesn’t seem so small when you consider the product category wasn’t even widely available until mid-2015. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
For a map detailing where cases are located on the county, click here. Check your school district’s website for more information. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the county handed out 16,000 masks Friday. The county executive says an additional 10,000 masks will be handed out Saturday at the old Macy’s building in the Oakdale Mall and at Otsiningo Park. Broome County April 24 coronavirus update In total, 259 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Broome County. There are 143 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 17 people have died from the virus and 89 people have recovered. Masks distribution Garnar announced the deaths of two more Broome County residents Friday. One was a male in his 80s and the other was a female in their 70s. On Monday, Garnar says 30,000 masks will be distributed at school-meal sites. Coronavirus numbers Masks can be picked up from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Garnar recommends going to these sites early. On Friday, UHS and Lourdes hospitals began taking down their coronavirus-testing tents. Garnar says the reason for the move is because they believe they are “flattening the curve.” He says the hospitals “are not in crisis mode.” Additionally, Garnar says few COVID-19 patients in the hospitals are on ventilators.
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The alliance, which also includes Biotest AG, CSL Behring, and Octapharma Plasma, is working on a hyperimmune globulin therapy derived from convalescent plasma. It offers a standardized dose of antibodies and doesn’t need to be limited to patients with matching blood types.Clinical supplies of the treatment were produced at Takeda’s facility in the U.S. state of Georgia and at CSL Behring’s facility in Bern, Switzerland.If the trials prove successful, the alliance expects to start submissions for regulatory authorization before the end of the year, Kim said. A group led by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co have completed test supplies of a blood plasma treatment for COVID-19, but pending regulator approval will likely prevent clinical trials from meeting a July start date.The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance is ready to start shipping vials to study sites once the trial is approved by regulators in the United States, said Julie Kim, president of the plasma-derived therapies unit of Takeda.The group had originally aimed to begin clinical trials in July. The National Institutes of Health in the U.S. is the trial sponsor, and is looking at study sites around the world, according to Kim, who also serves as co-leader of the alliance. Topics :
Tesco Pension Investment, the £17bn (€18.6bn) in-house asset manager for the supermarket’s pension scheme, has announced a set of leadership changes linked to the current CEO and CIO’s plan to retire next year.Steven Daniels will retire at the end of March 2021, it was revealed, with Danny Firth, currently deputy CEO, to take on the role of CEO following Daniels’ retirement.The chief investment officer role will be carried out by Jenny Buck from next March. In anticipation of this move, she has been promoted to deputy CIO.Nadir Maruf has been recruited from Eastspring Investments in Singapore to join the pension manager as head of private markets, taking over from Buck following her promotion. Maruf was CIO for alternatives at Eastspring, the Asian asset management arm of Prudential plc, and will relocate.Buck and Firth are to work closely with Daniels over the next month through a full handover process, Tesco Pension Investment said in a statement.Daniels has been with Tesco Pension Investment since overseeing its creation in 2012, having joined the Tesco Pension Scheme the year before. In 2014, when Daniels’ team managed some £2.5bn of assets, he spoke to IPE about the shift to in-house management.Ruston Smith, now chair of the board of trustees, was CEO of the in-house manager until 2017.He said: “Steven has built an extremely capable team and delivered a strong track record of performance. During his time, Steven has made a significant contribution to the development and growth of the Scheme’s assets and I’m very confident that Danny and Jenny will continue to build on this success.”Daniels said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last nine years, working with a brilliant team of colleagues to build TPI into the strong firm it is today, and delivering real value for Tesco colleagues. I’m delighted to be passing the baton to two very valued and talented colleagues in Danny and Jenny, and I look forward to welcoming Nadir to the team.”To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.
More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoGavin Fredric and Nadine McGarry at the home they are selling in Fairfield. Image: AAP/John Gass.Outside of Brisbane, the mining town of Clermont has seen the second largest increase in listings in the country over the past year, with a whopping 80 per cent jump in the number of homes for sale.Other Queensland mining towns such as Hughenden and Cloncurry have also seen huge increases in home listings in the past 12 months.Mr Kusher said that suggested owners may be more willing to sell as conditions level out or more distressed assets are hitting the market. “We have also seen a slight uptick in sales in the past 18 to 24 months, so it’s a probably a case of people bringing their properties on to the market now because there’s a bit more confidence,” he said. “Conditions to sell are still not great, but they’re better than they’ve been in some time.”Mr Kusher said rental yields were still reasonably high in regional mining towns too, which could be attractive to investors.SUBURBS WITH THE BIGGEST RISE IN HOMES LISTED FOR SALE Suburb Number of listings 12 mth change Median house price1. Fairfield 108 44% $714,000 2. Dutton Park 58 31.8% $848,500 3. Coopers Plains 148 28.7% $571,2504. Corinda 162 28.6% $785,000 5. Macgregor 112 25.8% $730,0006. Logan Reserve 141 24.8% $410,0007. Banyo 183 22.8% $535,0008. Albion 139 21.9% $758,0009. Mansfield 168 21.7% $677,50010. Woolloongabba 207 21.2% $842,000(Source: CoreLogic)SUBURBS WHERE ASKING PRICES FOR HOUSES HAVE DROPPED THE MOST Suburb Price June 2017 Price June 2018 12 mth change 1. Tangalooma $615,730 $522,600 -15%2. Chandler $1.305m $1.12m -14%3. Karawatha $515,869 $445,543 -13%4. Archerfield $621,746 $541,400 -12%5. St Lucia $1.248m $1.104m -11%6. Dayboro $733,992 $656,468 -10%7. Hendra $1.034m $930,123 -10%8. Wamuran $740,077 $674,280 -9%9. South Brisbane $911,038 $840,960 -7%10. Yeronga $813,738 $751,600 -7% (Source: SQM Research)SUBURBS WHERE ASKING PRICES FOR UNITS HAVE DROPPED THE MOST Suburb Price June 2017 Price June 2018 12 mth change 1. Virginia $386,462 $314,000 -19%2. Keperra $421,923 $346,520 -18%3. Sumner $429,077 $358,800 -16%4. Marsden $362,115 $303,520 -16%5. Lawnton $282,288 $237,320 -16%6. Narangba $417,481 $352,520 -16%7. Petrie $352,615 $300,920 -15%8. Hemmant $262,885 $224,400 -15%9. Underwood $412,308 $361,640 -12%10. North Lakes $386,500 $342,400 -11%(Source: SQM Research. SQM Research conducts on-going monitoring of a number of real estate listings websites. In providing the information, SQM Research, have received the information passed on from third parties. SQM do not accept any liability (direct or indirect) for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits or savings, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of any information, or any error, omission or defect in the information contained.) SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.But that’s unlikely to last for long.“I do think those areas closer to the city are going to see more demand in coming months, quarters and years,” Mr Kusher said.On Your Side Investments founder Mike Harvey agrees.“We are already seeing a greater influx of people selling off in Melbourne and Sydney and taking the extra equity and buying in Brisbane for half the price and enjoying a better lifestyle,” Mr Harvey said.In its latest report, industry forecaster BIS Oxford Economics predicts Brisbane will experience the highest house price growth of all capital cities over the next three years — jumping 13 per cent, or $70,000, to a median of $620,000. Inside the house at 19 Mearns St, Fairfield, which is for sale.The neighbouring suburb of Dutton Park saw a 31.8 per cent rise in listings in the past 12 months, followed by Coopers Plains and Corinda.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said stock levels were beginning to tighten in Brisbane and buyers may have a limited opportunity to capitalise on the rise in properties for sale in these suburbs. THE MASTER SUITE BIGGER THAN YOUR HOME “We are seeing pretty strong interstate migration into Queensland now … and it does seem like most of that migration is coming into the southeast corner,” Mr Kusher said.“Given that, for someone looking to sell, you could be finding there could be a bit more demand for those properties over the coming months and years.” This house at 19 Mearns St, Fairfield, is on the market. Fairfield has seen the biggest rise in home listings in Brisbane in the past year. CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher.Mr Kusher said he was not surprised that most of the suburbs with the biggest increases in listings were in inner Brisbane because they had generally experienced greater capital growth.“Maybe people are trying to use the equity in their home to upgrade, and also, there’s a bit more demand around so they’re probably trying to capitalise on that,” he said.“It’s early days, but we are starting to see this demand — particularly migration coming from NSW.” BIG PROPERTY CHANGES STARTING JULY 1 Asking prices for homes in Brisbane have remained almost unchanged over the past year, with the average asking price for a house rising just 0.8 per cent in June and only 2 per cent over the past year, while unit asking prices have remained flat.Some suburbs have seen significant drops in asking prices in the past 12 months though, with prices for units in Virginia and Keperra falling 19 and 18 per cent respectively, while asking prices for houses in Chandler, 14km southwest of the CBD, are down 14 per cent. SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said Brisbane was a mixed market, providing an opportunity for buyers to find value in suburbs where asking prices had fallen and stock had risen. “For buyers who have a long term view, it’s actually a pretty safe time to buy,” Mr Christopher said. BRISBANE TO LEAD HOUSING GROWTH Brisbane property is attracting interest from interstate buyers. Picture: Supplied.Unlike other capitals, the Queensland capital still represents excellent value for buyers, which has sparked a surge in demand from interstate.The latest figures from SQM Research reveal the number of properties for sale in Brisbane over the past year rose only 5.8 per cent, but there are some suburbs where stock on market has climbed much higher in the past 12 months — giving home hunters more buying power. TOP TIPS FOR THE GARDEN THIS WINTER Most of the suburbs with the biggest rise in listings over the past year are in Brisbane’s inner city region, according to research by CoreLogic.Fairfield, just 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, has experienced the greatest jump in the number of homes for sale over the past year, with a huge 44 per cent rise. Gavin Fredric and Nadine McGarry are selling their investment property in Fairfield.. Image: AAP/John Gass.HOME hunters have a window of opportunity to nab a bargain in some of Brisbane’s best suburbs before an influx of interstate migrants swallow up stock and push prices up, experts say.New figures reveal the number of properties listed for sale in some parts of the city have climbed by more than 40 per cent in the past year — putting pressure on sellers to set more realistic price expectations. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Vendors in some parts of the city have dropped their asking prices for units by five to 15 per cent and 10 to 20 per cent for houses in the past 12 months, according to SQM Research.But experts have warned prices may not fall for long, with some analysts predicting double digit house price growth for Brisbane over the next three years. Expected total house price growth from 2018 to 2021 (%). Source: BIS Oxford Economics. But Mr Christopher is more cautious. “T here’s still a lot of stock on the market in Brisbane,” he said. “We’re not forecasting a boom in Brisbane.”Gavin Fredric and Nadine McGarry are selling their investment property in Fairfield.The couple bought it five years ago for their children and friends to live in while they were attending university.“We looked in St Lucia at the time and for the same price of a really good property in Fairfield, you’d get something really badly maintained in St Lucia,” Mr Fredric said.The five-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a pool at 19 Mearns Street has been returning $830 a week as student accommodation, but could also serve as a family home.It’s within walking distance to the train station, a shopping centre and the Princess AlexandraHospital.The property is listed with Nathalie Martinsson of Ray White Annerley.