What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

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Seton Catholic Basketball Star Making a Difference Overseas

first_img Pinterest Seton Catholic Basketball Star Making a Difference Overseas Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleRobbins helping Gophers keep up with crowd of Big 10 big menNext articleNASCAR revs ahead with new teams, new tracks, new energy Digital AIM Web Support Isabella DiGiovanni and friend Connor Nannen, started a gift firm, Sand Custom Designs, selling imported canvas tote bags. A portion of the sales will be sent to India, where they benefit a local school supporting and educating women.center_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 TAGS  Local News Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Omega-3s tied to lower risk of irregular heartbeat

first_imgPeople with higher-than-average levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood may be roughly 30 percent less likely than those with the lowest levels to develop atrial fibrillation, according to new Harvard School of Public Health research. Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous condition that tends to strike the elderly and can lead to stroke or heart failure.“A 30 percent lower risk of the most common chronic arrhythmia in the United States population is a pretty big effect,” Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and senior author of the report, told Reuters.The study, led by epidemiology department research fellow Jason Wu, was published online in the journal Circulation, Jan. 26, 2012. The researchers took blood samples from more than 3,300 adults over age 65 and tracked their health over 14 years to see how many developed atrial fibrillation.The omega-3 fatty acids measured in the study are found in oily fish, fish oil supplements, and in some enriched foods, like eggs. While many health experts recommend eating fish at least twice a week, Mozaffarian told Reuters that most Americans don’t meet those goals. But he said the new study “should change people’s motivation.”last_img read more

Column: Coal imports down in major Asian markets, and coronavirus not the driving force

first_imgColumn: Coal imports down in major Asian markets, and coronavirus not the driving force FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Asia’s seaborne coal markets stumbled in February and it appears the coronavirus outbreak in China may dodge most of the blame, with the weakness concentrated in other major importers of the polluting fuel.South Korea’s imports of both thermal and coking coal were particularly hard hit, dropping to 6.9 million tonnes in February from 11.4 million in January and 9.4 million in February 2019, according to vessel-tracking and port data compiled by Refinitiv. That was the lowest monthly import figure for South Korea since Refinitiv started vessel-tracking in January 2015.South Korea’s weak coal demand was sparked by the country’s decision to close up to 15 coal-fired power plants between December and February in order to limit air pollution over winter. The bad news for coal exporters is that South Korea will extend the closure of coal-fired plants this month, with the Energy Ministry saying on March 1 that up to 28 plants will be idled this month.India’s coal imports also slipped in February, with Refinitiv data showing a total of 16.4 million tonnes of both thermal and coking coal arriving, down from 18.2 million in January.India, the world’s second-biggest coal importer behind China, is struggling with softer economic growth, which is curtailing electricity demand. In addition, some coastal power plants that rely on imported coal are struggling to sell electricity at prices high enough to make running the generators financially viable.A warmer-than-usual winter, ongoing economic struggles and low prices for spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) are the most likely reason for Japan’s lower coal imports. Refinitiv data showed the world’s third-largest coal importer brought in 13.3 million tonnes in February, down from January’s 16 million and 13.8 million in February 2019.[Clyde Russell]More: COLUMN-Seaborne coal’s struggles in Asia are more than just China coronavirus: Russelllast_img read more

Guatemalan Military Women Develop Diving Skills

first_imgBy Antonio Ordoñez/Diálogo January 14, 2019 At nearly 60 feet deep, Guatemalan Army First Lieutenant Ángela Waleska Werner Ruiz observes the silent underwater world in the Pacific coast of Guatemala. Algae swell and fish speedily disappear among the corals, as the officer discovers the sea bottom for the very first time. Just moments before, 1st Lt. Werner and her female partners followed their instructor’s orders: They removed their diving masks and readjusted them, repeated the maneuver with lead weights, and grabbed their partners’ buoyancy compensator vest to swim with them up to the surface for an emergency exercise. Once they completed the rest of the exercises and required recreational diving activities, the group’s members, all female officers, earned their open water diving certification. “Passing that course was a rewarding experience,” Lt. Werner of the Army’s Humanitarian Rescue Unit (UHR, in Spanish) told Diálogo. “This course fits in the training that the unit personnel should have,” she said. Female service members’ worth For the first time, the Guatemalan Navy conducted the Basic Diving Course for female personnel to highlight the importance of women serving the nation. The course was conducted in late October 2018 at the Guatemalan Naval School in Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla department, with the participation of 12 women of the Guatemalan Armed Forces. According to Guatemalan Navy Ensign Jeffrey Adolfo Lemus Paiz, a diving instructor at the Naval School, the objective of the course is to “guide female personnel in open water and help them improve, because many people do not know the underwater world. The naval command’s intent is to take female personnel into account and look beyond the limits we have in place.” The Association of Diving Instructors, better known by its French acronym, ADIP, endorses the Basic Diving Course the officers attended. The one-week course falls under the recreational level. The Guatemalan Navy said the course will later be taught at least once a month. Three main phases make up the academic and hands-on instruction: developing knowledge to understand the basics of independent diving, immersion in confined waters to learn basic scuba-diving skills, and immersion in open water to test what was learned in classes and in the pool. The third phase enables participants to not only test the skills learned, but also explore and enjoy the underwater world for the first time with the instructor. With this new knowledge, the Armed Forces officers will be able to move on to the 40-day tactical course offered twice a year. According to Ens. Lemus, so far only two women of the Armed Forces obtained the tactical diving certification. Both serve in high-risk security and underwater rescue operations. “The difference between one and the other is that tactical diving includes infiltrations; search-and-rescue operations; searches for weapons, bodies, drugs, and vessels; and inspections of vessel hulls and piers,” Ens. Lemus told Diálogo. “The recreational course focuses on teaching how to use the equipment, control the immersion, and enjoy it.” A motivational experience For 1st Lt. Werner, the course was an opportunity to refine her rescue skills. The course and the knowledge taught, she said, are part of the activities UHR plans for rescue simulation and training in extreme conditions. “One of the exercises UHR designed is a training dive in the Rey Marcos Caves,” the officer said of the caves in Alta Verapaz, Cobán department. “This came up as an exercise to prevent an eventual situation similar to what happened to the children who were trapped in a cave in Thailand.” According to 1st Lt. Werner, UHR saw the importance of training its troops in a situation akin to what happened to the Thai children in July 2018. “It could happen not only there [at the Rey Marcos Caves], but also in the Izabal area, where there is a similar place, so previous training is important,” 1st Lt. Werner said. According to the Guatemalan Navy and the female participants of the three branches of the Armed Forces, the course was a success. “It led us to consider taking the tactical diving course,” 1st Lt. Werner concluded. “It was a motivational experience that will enable the female personnel to project themselves in all areas.”last_img read more

Walters, Lomachenko make fight weight

first_imgUNDEFEATEDformer WBA lightweight champion Nicholas Walters and reinging WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko both easily made weight ahead of today’s showdown at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.Walters weighed in at 129.5 pounds, slightly lighter than Lomachenko who tipped the scales at the weight limit of 130 pounds. The amount for Walters was identical to his last fight almost a year ago, when he battled to a draw with American Jason Sosa.The 28-year-old Lomachenko, however, also came in heavier on the contract scale as reports indicate the Ukrainian will earn US$1 million for match-up, while the 30-year-old Walters will earn US$300,000 for the fight.Making the weight was also good news for the Jamaican who last year lost his title at the scales after failing to make the WBA featherweight title limit of 126 pounds. Walters weighed in at 127 pounds and lost the crown ahead of a bout with Colombian fighter Miguel Marriaga. (Sportsmax.com)last_img read more