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Week calls attention to disorders

first_imgEating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia, are increasingly common in the United States, but they remain a highly stigmatized topic many feel uncomfortable addressing. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which takes place this week, hopes to change this trend. The event attempts to foster recognition of eating disorders not as choices but as serious, life-threatening illnesses, according to a press release on the event’s website. As coordinator of Eating Disorder Services at Notre Dame, staff clinician Valerie Staples said many students struggle with how they eat and how they view their bodies. “Eating concerns and body image concerns are very prevalent on this campus,” she said. “Last year, of students who came here to the counseling center, 9.8 percent reported eating concerns.” Staples said the frequency of disordered eating among Notre Dame students can be attributed to the University’s intensely competitive atmosphere. “We have a culture on our campus of ‘always do better, always improve,’” she said. “This reinforces people thinking about how they look in comparison to somebody else, about how much they eat and exercise in comparison to somebody else.” Staples also said society and media play a role in creating pressures leading to eating disorders. “It’s hard to pick up a magazine or watch any sort of a commercial nowadays that isn’t encouraging us to lose weight or to re-shape our bodies in some way, saying that we’ll be more happy or successful if we do,” she said. “While making physical improvements isn’t a bad thing, at what point do we need to appreciate other qualities in ourselves?” Staples said eating disorders are underreported at Notre Dame not only because many students are afraid or embarrassed to ask for help, but also because many don’t realize they have a problem. “For many individuals, they simply don’t recognize that what they’re doing is destructive and unhealthy,” Staples said. “Weight loss is considered a good thing, and so they think ‘the more the better.’” Recognizing many of the primary misconceptions surrounding eating disorders, Staples said there is harm in labeling eating disorders as a woman’s problem. “Certainly there are a greater percentage of women who are affected by eating disorders, but it would be a very narrow perspective to think about this as only a women’s issue,” she said. “If we look at eating disorders this way, we continue to make it more challenging for men to recognize its impact in their lives and to seek treatment.” Staples said if you know somebody struggling with an eating disorder, the most important step in helping them is simply saying something to them. “It’s very important that you let the person know that you’re concerned,” she said. “It may not necessarily be an easy conversation to have, but until the person recognizes that their problem is affecting other people they may continue to be comfortable with it.” Ultimately, Staples said all members of the Notre Dame community have a responsibility to change the atmosphere on campus by taking the eating struggles of others into consideration in language and actions. “As a community we should be mindful of our language in terms of how much we talk about weight, calories, exercise,” she said. “We all have a responsibility to make changes in our culture in that way.”last_img read more

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Colombia: Carlos Mario Agudelo Giraldo arrested

first_imgBy Dialogo November 06, 2012 BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Carlos Mario Agudelo Giraldo, who allegedly is a member of a heroin-trafficking network, has been apprehended outside the nation’s capital, Colombian counter-narcotics officials said. The arrest of Agudelo Giraldo, who has been linked to the Los Rastrojos gang, culminated a two-year investigation in which Colombia’s National Police, Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) worked together, said Col. Eduardo Cárdenas Vélez, the National Police’s deputy drug enforcement unit chief. Agudelo Giraldo, 35, is wanted for extradition by the United States, the destination of the about 500 kilograms (1,102.3 pounds) of cocaine he allegedly trafficked. He’s also accused of laundering US$20 million. Agudelo became involved in narco-trafficking in 2001 and “was a member of a transnational network that smuggled heroin into the United States,” Cárdenas Vélez said. [EFE (Colombia), 05/11/2012; Excelsior (Mexico), 04/11/2012; Milenio (Mexico), 04/11/2012]last_img read more

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Mastic Woman Charged With Throwing Dog from Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman who was allegedly caught on camera throwing a dog from her car and driving off in her hometown of Mastic last month has been arrested, Suffolk County SPCA officials said.Josephine Rivera, 46, was charged this week with misdemeanor abandonment.SPCA investigators credited the $2,000 reward offered for tips in the case as leading to Rivera’s arrest.Investigators had said that Rivera threw the Toy Poodle from her car at Exxon Gas Station on Montauk Highway on June 23. The dog ran toward the car and tried to get in as the suspect drove off, authorities added.She will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

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Insight: Why shoppers use a debit card at the supermarket

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When standing in front of the payment terminal at the checkout line, the payment method chosen (credit, debit, cash, PayPal, check, etc.) really depends on the location and context of the transaction. In a study of 1000 consumers who carry both a credit card and a debit card, TSYS, a leading merchant payments processor, uncovered some consumer trends which can be anecdotally witnessed when in the checkout line. When shopping at a supermarket, 50% reach first for a debit card, while only 31% reach for a credit card.Debit cards for everyday expensesThere are probably as many reasons for this first choice as there are shoppers: there’s a widely-held feeling that one shouldn’t pay later for groceries to be eaten today; it may be habit – it wasn’t long ago we all used cash or wrote a check to buy groceries – these two sources have given way to debit usage; there’s also a general consensus that using a debit card helps a cardholder manage personal budgets for “everyday expenses” such as groceries and gas. continue reading »last_img read more

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Semarang herbalists develop Jamu Corona to boost immune system

first_img“Ginger keeps us warm. Curcuma is good for stamina. Turmeric is good for digestion, so it can be consumed for weight loss. It is also good to increase the blood flow during menstruation,” Supriyanto said.The village’s fame drew the attention of Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo, who stopped by for a visit on Saturday morning, using the opportunity to see the jamu-making process. Ganjar himself tried Jamu Corona and said that it tasted good.“This is delicious! And it’s good for your health, too. It’s not a cure for novel coronavirus, but it can help protect you against the virus,” he said.Ganjar also told the people of Wonolopo Jamu village to protect themselves and their families against the outbreak.“Keep your distance from each other. Wear a face mask immediately if you feel sick. Don’t forget to wash your hands with soap as often as possible,” he said. As of Sunday morning, Indonesia has reported 450 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 38 deaths. (dpk)Topics : Titi, a 60-year-old jamu brewer, explained that the drink was a mixture of brewed ginger, curcuma, turmeric and lemongrass, which she said would increase one’s stamina as well as boost the immune system.“Drink jamu routinely and exercise. Your body will be healthy and it won’t be easily attacked by viruses,” Titi said on Saturday. Another jamu maker, Supriyanto, told The Jakarta Post the benefits of each ingredient. Makers of jamu (herbal medicine) in the Wonolopo jamu village in Semarang, Central Java, have started producing a drink they claim can provide protection against COVID-19.The drink, called Jamu Corona, was concocted based on doctors’ suggestions for herbal recipes that can help strengthen the body’s immune system against viruses, they said.last_img read more

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‘Passport Expiration Scandal should be an eye opener for Immigration Officials’ – Police PRO Weekes’

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 13 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img In photo: Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes. Photo credit: GIS NewsA top Police official has defended critics who claim that the Immigration Department here gave unreasonable treatment to a Guadeloupe national.Last week one french lady was held in Police custody after she entered the country with an expired identification card and European passport.Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes said just like all other countries, Dominica will take a stand in ensuring that all persons who seek to break the country’s laws are dealt with professionally and within the constitution.‘We are talking here about documents that are four and five months old. The lady was placed in the Police cell to wait on the next boat out of the country. I think that she was dealt with within the laws’, said Weekes.Although the public criticized the manner in which the French national was dealt with, Inspector Weekes said that he is confident that the Immigration officials followed the procedures as outlined by the Immigration Department.Weekes says this incident now calls for swift action by the persons in the ferry service to pay more attention to matters like that, since they should have recognized that the documents were not valid when purchasing the ticket.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews ‘Passport Expiration Scandal should be an eye opener for Immigration Officials’ – Police PRO Weekes’ by: – July 22, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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Batesville Baseball Saturday Schedule Update (4-5)

first_imgThe Batesville JV game at New Castle on Saturday (4-5) has been canceled.At this time, the Varsity DH is still on.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img

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Biogenesis Lab

first_imgThe DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) recently arrested Tony Bosch, the founder of the biogenesis lab that provided steroids and other growth hormones for major league baseball players.  The main athlete caught in this investigation was A-Rod of the New York Yankees.  According to the newspaper and television reports, Bosch is going to cooperate with MLB and release all information he reportedly has pertaining to those athletes who used products his lab produced.Unfortunately, this saga of illegal substance use by athletes just won’t go away.  Most baseball fans are now wondering what other names Bosch may release to the DEA authorities.  As you know, A-Rod has been suspended for this entire baseball season and several other high-profile athletes have already served their suspensions.  The biggest concern that I have is that some of our younger athletes are now trying these additives.  Doctors are concerned about how a young developing body will respond to these substances.  Bosch is not even a medically trained individual, just a businessman who found a way to make a lot of money quickly.  If there are others like him out there, who knows what they are putting in athletes’ bodies.last_img read more

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Pennant pens new Stoke deal

first_imgStoke have confirmed that winger Jermaine Pennant has signed a new one-year deal with the club. The Potters had announced earlier this month that, with his contract coming to an end, Pennant would be leaving them this summer. But the 30-year-old has been handed the chance of a fresh start at the Britannia Stadium after impressing new Stoke manager Mark Hughes, who in May was appointed as successor to Tony Pulis. Press Associationcenter_img Hughes told www.stokecityfc.com: “I’ve admired Jermaine from afar and there is no question about his ability. “I am looking to introduce more creativity and attacking options to the side, qualities Jermaine can certainly offer us. “I had a very positive meeting with him and it’s now up to him to show everyone what he is capable of doing.” last_img read more

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Sports journalism students to benefit from WICB bursaries

first_imgTHE West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), through the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications (CARIMAC), yesterday signed aMemorandum of Understanding for five bursaries to begin September 2017.The five bursaries are being named in honour of five Caribbean media stalwarts – the late Roy Lawrence and Tony Cozier; Tony Becca, Headley Samuels and Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira.Head of CARIMAC, Professor Hopeton Dunn, says the programme is geared towards assisting students, with a specific interest in cricket, as they pursue further education in Media/Communications programmes to include undergraduate studies in Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism (Radio, Television, Print and Online) and Digital Media Production. This relationship is for three years.He also noted that the MOU has prompted CARIMAC to add two new courses in the short term – Cricket Commentary and Analytics and Sport Culture and Caribbean Media, which are expected to begin in the new academic year.WICB president Dave Cameron said the initiative demonstrates the board’s commitment to the continued development of the sport in the region.“The investment is for US$150 000 over the period and the students who get selected for the bursaries will have access to work experience in WICB’s international and regional series and with other partners where applicable,” said WICB president Dave Cameron.“It was important that two of the oldest Caribbean institutions’ partnering for such an important programme is a signal of the commitment of the WICB to continue to facilitate the growth of cricket across the region. Education forms part of that role.”The selection criteria for the programme have been prepared and the five students will be selected shortly.last_img read more

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