Meet the Presenter! Dr. Anna Arthur

first_imgProfessional photo University of Illinois Dr. Anna ArthurDr. Anna Arthur is an Assistant Professor and Sylvia D. Stroup Scholar of Nutrition and Cancer within the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Illinois. She is also Director of Oncology Nutrition Services at Carle Cancer Center in Urbana, IL. Dr. Arthur’s research focuses on the role of diet and nutritional status in determining molecular and clinical outcomes after a cancer diagnosis, with a special emphasis in head and neck cancers. Her lab utilizes both observational and behavioral intervention study designs to elucidate the complex relationships among diet and nutritional status, cancer progression and prognosis, quality of life and cancer-related biomarkers. The long-term goal of this research is to inform the development of new medical nutrition therapies and recommendations for cancer patients and survivors, ultimately improving survival and quality of life after cancer diagnosis. Dr. Arthur attended graduate school at the University of Michigan School of Public Health where she earned a Ph.D. in Nutritional Epidemiology and an M.P.H in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also completed an NCI-funded postdoctoral fellowship with the Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Bio HighlightsAssistant Professor and Sylvia D. Stroup Scholar of Nutrition and Cancer at the University of Illinois and Director of Oncology Nutrition Services at Carle Cancer Center in Urbana, IL.Holds a Ph.D. and M.P.H. in Nutritional Sciences/Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.Previously worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program funded by the National Cancer Institute.Research focuses on elucidating the complex relationships among diet and nutritional status, cancer progression and prognosis, quality of life and cancer-related biomarkers. This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Singapore reports growth of 25% in Indian cruise tourists: Report

first_imgSingapore-based cruise companies are reporting strong growth in footfall of Indian tourists, with some 127,000 of them having sailed on luxury liners last year, up 25 per cent from 2016.Industry players have also noted a jump in fly-cruise tourists from India, according to a Straits Times report today.Read it at Business Standard Related Itemslast_img

Four KLO militants arrested

first_imgGuwahati, May 31 (PTI) Four militants of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), including an area commander and a deputy area commander, were arrested and a cache of arms and ammunitions recovered from them by a joint team of army and Assam Police in Kokrajhar district.According to a Defence release a joint search was launched last night and four KLO militants were apprehended from Kalipukhri village.The apprehended militants included the area commander of Kokrajhar, Mridul Roy alias Surjakoch, and the deputy, Dhananjay Roy alias Dhorkha.The other two militants have been identified as Kanak Roy and Konu Jeet Roy.The team also seized four pistols, three hand grenades, few rounds ammunitions, some documents and extortion notices, the release added. PTI TR KK TIRlast_img read more

More Violence Halts Greek Soccer Game

first_imgATHENS — A Greek Cup quarterfinal between league leaders Olympiakos and second division AEK was abandoned after a last-minute Olympiakos goal sparked crowd violence.Argentinian attacker Franco Daniel Jara scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute, bouncing a pass off his chest to give Olympiakos a 2-1 win on aggregate.A few home AEK supporters then invaded the pitch at the Athens Olympic Stadium, and one threw a flare at celebrating Olympiakos players.The violence came two weeks after Greek authorities suspended top league games for a week following crowd violence. League games were held again over the weekend, but without spectators.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Manchester City competing like ‘animals’ to win title: Fernandinho

first_imgDefending champions Manchester City have shown they can compete like “animals” this season in a bid to retain their Premier League title, midfielder Fernandinho has said.City restored their one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table after Wednesday’s 2-0 win at Manchester United and can become the first team to retain the Premier League title since the Old Trafford club in 2009.Victory in the final three games of the season will ensure a fourth league crown in eight years and Fernandinho said City’s display at United showed how determined they were to succeed.”We showed the desire in competing for every ball like animals. I think this is the spirit of a team that wants to be champions,” Fernandinho told reporters.Liverpool, who are looking to end a 29-year drought for an English league title, were seven points ahead of City in January before Pep Guardiola’s side handed them their only defeat of the season to reduce the deficit.City have displayed ruthless form since, winning their last 11 league games, and Brazil international Fernandinho believes that the title race will go down to the wire.”If you look back to January, they could have been 10 points clear after our game. We didn’t want that. We reduced the gap to four points and now we’re one point up,” he said.”That’s the way the Premier League is going to be decided and I hope we can do our job and win those three games, and be champions again.”advertisementCity are at Burnley on Sunday and finish their season with games against Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion.”Burnley are always difficult. They have a specific way to play and it’s not easy to go there. They drew with Chelsea last Monday,” added Fernandinho, who is a doubt for the game with a knee injury.”We have to recover as soon as possible and try to be fit and be ready. It’s going to be a very important, very difficult game for us.”Also Read | Manchester City star Raheem Sterling honoured with award for fighting racismAlso Read | East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibilityAlso Watch | Love the energy of the Indian players in the IPL before World Cup: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Sarri: Why I left out Hudson-Odoi

first_imgUnder-fire Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed team balance was the reason he left wantaway winger Callum Hudson-Odoi out of the squad to face Bournemouth.Sarri’s side were thumped 4-0 by the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday, with Hudson-Odoi’s conspicuous absence from the team list noted.The 18-year old attacker had a transfer request to join Bayern Munich rejected by the Blues on Monday – less than 24 hours after the second goal in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Initial reports suggested Sarri had omitted Hudson-Odoi from the matchday squad as punishment for wanting to leave the club, however the Italian coach said the talented teenager was left out to maintain balance.”He was with us, he played three days ago. There was Willian [in the starting XI], so I had only one winger on the bench,” Sarri said in his post-match press conference.”We have four wingers, one had to be in the stands.”The four-goal defeat was only the second time Chelsea have ever been defeated by that margin in Premier League history – since a 5-1 loss against Liverpool in September 1996.After going in goalless at half-time, the Blues collapsed in the second half as Josh King’s brace and goals from David Brooks and Charlie Daniels sealed a famous Cherries win.The thrashing saw Chelsea replaced in the top four by Arsenal and the gap to sixth-placed Manchester United stuck at two points.Sarri admitted he may be at fault for the team’s mentality against the likes of Bournemouth compared to a “big team”, but refused to concede he was under pressure.”At the moment they can react against a big team, when we play against a big team we can play with a big level of motivation,” he said.”But in this match it was different. Suddenly after the first goal we were not able to play. I think it was a different situation. Of course about the mentality.”I feel frustrated, not under pressure. I did not see my work [on the pitch], so I am frustrated.”Chelsea will have an immediate opportunity to atone for the defeat with a home fixture against Premier League strugglers Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Unfair to expect MS Dhoni to finish games every time: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

NY Governor Cuomo Vetoes Port Ambrose LNG Project

first_imgzoom New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port project, citing security and economic concerns along with the potential to negatively impact off-shore wind development. The project, which had been proposed by Liberty Natural Gas, LLC, required approval from both Governor Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Christie under the federal Deepwater Port Act. Governor Cuomo detailed his full position in a letter sent to the U.S. Maritime Administration.“My administration carefully reviewed this project from all angles, and we have determined that the security and economic risks far outweigh any potential benefits,” said Governor Cuomo.“Superstorm Sandy taught us how quickly things can go from bad to worse when major infrastructure fails – and the potential for disaster with this project during extreme weather or amid other security risks is simply unacceptable. Port Ambrose would also hinder the local maritime economy in a way that negatively impacts businesses throughout Long Island, and that is simply unacceptable. This is a common-sense decision, because vetoing this project is in the best interests of New Yorkers.”The vetoed project proposed for the construction of a deepwater port consisting of a submerged buoy system for natural gas deliveries that was to be located in federal waters approximately 19 miles from the New York shore.Liberty Natural Gas had already chosen APL of Norway to construct the submerged buoy system as well as the equipment required to connect the vessels to the buoys when calling at Port Ambrose.Liberty Natural Gas also planned for LNG supplies to arrive at Port Ambrose via specially designed Shuttle & Regasification Vessels (SRVs). The company had earlier partnered up with Norway’s Höegh LNG on the construction of the SRVs.The port’s projected capacity was 400 million cubic feet of LNG per day, delivered via a new twenty-two mile subsea pipeline that was to connect offshore into the existing Transco Lower New York Bay Lateral pipeline serving Long Island and New York.last_img read more

Scorpio Bulkers Secures Loan for Ultramax Trio

first_imgzoom Monaco-based shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has received a commitment for a loan facility to finance a part of the market value of the three Ultramax dry bulk vessels it recently agreed to acquire.Secured from an undisclosed European financial institution, the loan facility is for an amount of up to USD 38.7 million. It will be used to finance up to 60% of the market value of the Ultramax trio.Scorpio Bulkers said that the loan facility will have a final maturity of five years from the signing date and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.85% per annum. The terms and conditions will be similar to those set forth in the company’s existing credit facilities.The loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation.Scorpio Bulkers informed that it has agreed to modify the deal related to the acquisition of one of the Ultramaxes, namely the 2015-built ship. Scorpio Bulkers will now include in the total consideration 910,802 common shares of the company.All of the Ultramax vessels were built at Chengxi Shipyard in China. Two of them were delivered in 2014 and one in 2015.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgCONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Riverside Road Sections of Riverside Road are closed for work to improve drainage. The road is closed from about two kilometres north of Route 236, Civic No. 3472 to Civic No. 3608. A detour is available on Route 236 to Princeport Road. Riverside Road will re-open March 31. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102, about four kilometres north of Exit 10, at Shubenacadie Bridge, is reduced to one lane to remove and install guard rail until Thursday, Feb. 28. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced by the end of March. -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge will be closed until further notice for repairs. A detour will be available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Bayhead Bridge Bayhead Bridge, about 100 metres east of the Clark Road on Trunk 6, will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Friday, March 1. Traffic signals are in place.last_img read more

Rally Health and Maria Menounos Host Rally on the Road Event in

first_imgTV/radio personality Maria Menounos and digital health company Rally Health hosted a free, family-friendly event over the weekend in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles as part of their “Rally on the Road” summer tour celebrating healthy living.Maria Menounos offered participants health-related gift packs to spread the message about eating betterRally Health Ambassador Maria Menounos, joined by actor/comedian Kevin Hart’s personal trainer Ron “Boss” Everline, encouraged participants at the event to move more, eat better and improve their health. With the tour’s theme “Get Your Mind & Body in Motion,” the event on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice offered Angelenos the chance to participate in small group workouts with Menounos and Boss that focused on simple exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime.“It was a real treat today to be able to host the final stop of our 10-city Rally on the Road summer tour right here in my hometown,” said Menounos. “As a Rally Health Ambassador, it’s a privilege for me to meet people here and all over the country who are motivated to learn about the small steps they can take to help keep their health on track.”The Rally on the Road event also spotlighted healthy eating with an activity course that challenged people to separate food facts from myths. Participants who completed this and other courses at the event got to spin a wheel for health-related gift packs inspired by Rally’s three Health Ambassadors: Menounos, Hart, and Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon.“We’ve had an incredible summer traveling across the country with our Rally on the Road tour bus, meeting thousands of people and sharing with them our message about how easy and fun it can be to adopt healthy habits and take charge of their health,” said David Ko, president and COO, Rally Health. “We especially enjoyed our last stop here in Los Angeles and want to thank all the people who joined us today.”In addition to Los Angeles, the Rally on the Road summer tour stopped in New York City, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago. More information can be found on the Rally Health website at www.rallyhealth.com/tour.last_img read more

Judge apologises after dozing off during High Court hearing

The case did not have such severe ramifications as that of Manchester-based Recorder Philip Cattan, then 65, who fell asleep whilst presiding over a rape trial in 2014, causing it to collapse. A High Court judge has “expressed remorse” after falling asleep during a hearing.Mrs Justice Parker, 68, who is based in the Family Division, briefly dozed off during a case in London.An investigation was launched after lawyers involved lodged formal complaints.The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) revealed she had been given “formal advice” but avoided further punishment because she nodded off “only momentarily”.The JCIO said Lord Chancellor David Gauke and Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett had concluded that her conduct had the potential to undermine public confidence in the judiciary.It did not detail when the incident took place but it is understood to have been some time last year in London.Mrs Justice Parker is the second  longest-serving judge in the Family Division of the High Court, having been appointed in 2008.A JCIO statement said: “Mrs Justice Parker has been issued with formal advice following a complaint by parties in a case that she had fallen asleep during a hearing.”While concluding that this amounted to conduct which had the potential to undermine public confidence in the judiciary, the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice took into consideration that the judge fell asleep only momentarily and has expressed remorse for doing so.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more