Image of the Day: USNS Yukon, USS America RAS

first_img Authorities View post tag: Naval Image of the Day: USNS Yukon, USS America RAS View post tag: Image of the Day The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) departs after transferring fuel to the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during an underway replenishment-at-sea. October 6, 2014 Follow @navaltoday View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americascenter_img View post tag: Navy America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa-class of amphibious assault ships and is scheduled to be commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco.[mappress]Press Release, October 06, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Huey D. Younger Jr. View post tag: RAS Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: USNS Yukon, USS America RAS View post tag: USNS Yukon View post tag: USS America Share this articlelast_img read more

Drinking Red Wine For Healthier Heart

first_imgFood & DiningHealthLifestyle Drinking Red Wine For Healthier Heart by: – October 4, 2013 Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 77 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Drinking red wine has been claimed by the media as a mean for curing heart disease. Does this claim have any real medical basis? In this article, it is examined the scientific studies that focus on how the molecular components of red wine benefits your heart health.The moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages, defined as one to two drinks per day increases overall survival rates. One standard drink is generally considered to be 5 oz of red wine. Combination of epidemiological studies’ data shows that the risk of coronary heart disease decreases by approximately 22% when two portion of red wine was consumed per day. Obviously healthy adults, people with a history of heart attack and those with diabetes all appeared to benefit. Drinking one to two drinks of red wine per day, three to four days per week decreases the risk of having a heart attack by as much as 35%. The formation of an occluding blood clot in an artery that supplies part of the brain can cause stroke. Light to moderate alcohol consumption was found to be associated with an approximately 22% reduction in the risk for ischemic stroke and can even be beneficial in preventing subsequent strokes.The regular drinking of red wine has been suggested as the explanation for the relatively low incidence of coronary atherosclerosis in France as compared with other Western countries, in spite of the generally high intake of saturated fat in the French diet. Some study analysis showed a 35% risk reduction of atherosclerotic disease with red wine intake that was greater than the 23% risk reduction for beer consumption.The chemical composition of red wine may explain its well known benefit. A series of scientific studies suggests that the polyphenolic compounds in red wine, such as resveratrol and flavonoids, may play a huge role in limiting the progression and even start of atherosclerosis.In addition to ethanol, the polyphenolic compounds found in red wine might play an active role in limiting the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Both the polyphenolic and alcohol compounds in red wine appear to favorably maintain healthy blood vessels by promoting the formation of nitric oxide called NO, which is the key chemical relaxing factor that plays a main role in the regulation of vascular tone. NO protects against vascular injury, slows the adhesion of inflammatory cells to the vessel wall and limits the activation of platelets, your blood cells that are responsible for blood clotting.One of the most important alterations caused by regular red wine consumption is increased levels of HDL cholesterol, or the good cholesterol. One to two drinks per day of red wine have been shown to increase HDL cholesterol by about 15%. This extra HDL cholesterol can then serve to remove some of the bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol, from the circulation and reduce the amount of material available for fatty plaque formation. Plaque formation can be further hindered by the phenolic substances in red wine that possess antioxidant properties.Furthermore, red wine has been shown to reduce the expression of numerous important proteins that promote atherosclerosis. Both the polyphenolic and alcohol compounds found in red wine appear to have anti clotting or so called antithrombotic effect. When the plaque ruptures, a favor surface of clotting is exposed. To sum up, light to moderate consumers of alcohol have lower levels of proteins that promote clot formationlike fibrinogen, Willebrand factor and VII factor. The efficiency of platelet clumping also is decreased.By: Fitnaelast_img read more

SC reinstates graft case vs Lapid, 3 others

first_imgManila – The Supreme Court (SC) has reversed an earlier ruling by theSandiganbayan in relation to the graft charges filed against Sen. Lito Lapidand three others over the 2004 fertilizer fund scam. Sen. Lito Lapid and three others have been slapped with graft charges in 2015 for buying P4.761 million worth of liquid fertilizers without public bidding. CNN PHILIPPINES In a decision that was made publicyesterday, the SC’s second division reinstated the cases against Lapid, Ma.Victoria Aquino-Abubakar, Leolita Aquino, and Dexter Alexander S.D. Vasquez“with reasonable dispatch.” The SC said the respondents wererecommended indicted in 2013, a resolution the Ombudsman approved on June 2014.The respondents filed motions for reconsideration and were charged in courtonly on Nov. 4, 2015. “No such delay attended theOmbudsman’s proceedings that would warrant the dismissal of the criminal caseagainst herein respondents,” it added. Just months after the case was filed,the Sandiganbayan found that it violated the defendants’ right to the speedydisposition of cases and dismissed it, prompting the Office of the Ombudsman totake the case to the High Court./PN The High Court added the Sandiganbayanhas gravely abused its discretion when it dismissed the case against Lapid andother fellow respondents supposedly due to inordinate delay. “In sum, delay becomes inordinate onlyin the presence of arbitrary, vexatious and oppressive actions or inactions thatare discernible from the proceedings,” the SC said. Lapid and three others have beenslapped with graft charges in 2015 for buying P4.761 million worth of liquidfertilizers without public bidding.  last_img read more

How will Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell match up with NBA’s elite point guards?

first_imgOnly a night after dazzling his teammates with his pinpoint passes, Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell spent the end of Monday’s practice helping his team with something that involved a little less fanfare. Russell lingered around to pick up all the empty water bottles as part of his rookie duties.“We got like 10 rookies,” said Russell in slight exaggeration, though Anthony Brown and Larry Nance Jr. were not around. “I’m surprised I’m the only one out here.”Russell could soon experience something just as humbling. The Lakers (1-3) will play the Sacramento Kings (3-1) on Tuesday in Las Vegas, where Russell will match up against nine-year NBA veteran Rajon Rondo. Russell will face other star point guards on Saturday (Golden State’s Stephen Curry) and on Monday (Portland’s Damian Lillard). Russell has tried modeling his game after those players as well as former NBA guard Chauncey Billups, amid his quest to live up and perhaps surpass his potential as this year’s No. 2 draft pick. Russell maintained he viewed the storyline “more as a Lakers vs. Kings matchup.” Yet, he then conceded, “it’ll definitely give you a visual on where you are at as an individual.”“You have to play against them. You can’t just watch them,” Russell said. “In the first go-around, I can’t go in as a fan that Steph Curry is my guy. It’s more like, ‘I’m playing against this dude. Let’s get this team a win.’”The Lakers believe Russell can help them win. They have gushed about Russell’s playmaking, especially after he recorded 11 of the Lakers’ 30 assists in a win against Maccabi Haifa on Sunday. Lakers coach Byron Scott even found similarities between Russell and point guards he both played with (Magic Johnson) and coached (Jason Kidd, Chris Paul). “All of them had that killer instinct,” Scott said. “They all wanted to step on your toe if they had you down. I think this kid has that. His vision on the court is a lot like all three of those guys.”So much that Lakers forward Metta World Peace called Russell “a vet” and “a confident kid.” “He definitely has my respect as far as how he is mentally. D’Angelo is going to be fine,” World Peace said. “I always tell him to stay hungry and don’t take my compliments too well.”Russell conveyed that mind-set by maintaining, “I use it as motivation to keep doing what I’m doing.” Russell also deflected credit to his teammates’ high marksmanship. But how will he fare against the NBA’s elite?He will come off the bench for the second consecutive game after sitting out the previous seven quarters because of a bruised glute. Russell made both of his field-goal attempts against Maccabi Haifi, but he only went 2 for 5 in the preseason opener last week against Utah. “You’ll make mistakes and turn the ball over against those guys. But they’ve been experienced,” said Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, who experienced the same thing last season. “It’ll be up and down. But once you get the hang of it, stay even keel.”Clarkson viewed Russell the same way, calling him “a chill dude.” The Lakers also marveled about several of Russell’s passes against Maccabi Haifa, which included a no-look pass at half-court to forward Tarik Black. “Just make the right play,” Russell said about his mind-set. “If somebody is open, get it to him no matter how you got to do it. It might be flashy. It might be ugly. But get them the ball when they’re open.”Yet, Scott noticed a potential learning curve in Russell’s teammates anticipating his passes. “It was the same with Magic,” Scott said. “When you came down the court, you had to make sure your hands were ready and that you were looking at him. Even if he wasn’t looking at you, he could fire a pass to you.”Unlike his lone season at Ohio State and during his pre-draft workouts, Russell has since declined to invoke comparisons to other NBA players. He will soon find out first-hand whether any of them are valid.Injury updateLakers center Roy Hibbert experienced soreness in his right knee during Monday’s practice. But Hibbert declined to have x-rays or an MRI, and the Lakers listed him as probable for Tuesday’s game against Sacramento. After sitting out of Monday’s practice, Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas will miss his fifth consecutive exhibition because of a strained right hamstring. The Lakers hope for Huertas to practice on Wednesday. Lakers forward Brandon Bass practiced on Monday, but he is expected to miss his third consecutive preseason game because of a bruised left knee. Kobe Bryant also missed practice on Monday, though it was just to rest. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more