Health Berries

first_imgA U.S. Department of Agriculturestudy has found that blueberries may help fight heart disease and aging.”This study found that blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants,”said Gerard Krewer, an Extension Service horticulturist withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.”These natural substances are found in many fruits and vegetables,” he said.”They neutralize the free radicals that contribute to heart disease and aging.”The USDA study was conducted last summer at the USDA Human Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston. It found that blueberries, includingGeorgia’s rabbiteye type, are high in antioxidants.Blueberries, in fact, were the highest in antioxidant activity of the more than 40fruits and vegetables tested.”Besides the high levels of antioxidants, blueberries are very high in vitamin Cand fiber, too,” Krewer said. “And they have only 80 calories per cup.”Krewer said the high vitamin C and fiber content were already known. “But untilthis study, we didn’t know they were so high in antioxidants,” he said. “Theyhave turned out to be an excellent health food.”Georgia has about 4,000 acres of blueberries. The state’s farmers grow 6 million to 13million pounds each year. That ranks them fourth in the nation behind Michigan, New Jerseyand Oregon. Many Georgians grow them, too, in backyard gardens.last_img read more

Pardew wants to repay fans

first_imgAlan Pardew admitted Newcastle fans deserve better than the club’s dismal run of form this year after the Magpies suffered their sixth consecutive league defeat in a 3-0 loss at Arsenal. Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil both found the net from close range in the first half before Olivier Giroud headed home a third after the break to complete a comfortable victory for the Gunners. The defeat at the Emirates Stadium continues a miserable period for Newcastle, that has seen the club lose 12 of their 17 league matches in 2014. Newcastle’s travelling support were openly critical of Pardew and the club’s owners throughout the game with one chant suggesting they would celebrate if the Magpies boss was sacked. “They’re frustrated,” Pardew said after the match. “We had 2,000 fans here tonight, they made the long, long trip and although we were playing a good team they expect us to win. “They’ve seen us lose again and they’re not happy and I respect that. “All I can do as a manager is make sure I do this job to the best of my ability – we’ve been top 10 all year and this recent run is not something I’m hiding from.” Newcastle are currently ninth in the Barclays Premier League table, two points ahead of Stoke. The Magpies host struggling Cardiff on Saturday and Pardew urged the club’s supporters to help the players maintain their place in the division’s top 10. “We’ve got the best fans in the world,” Pardew said. Press Association “We should have performed better in this run and we have to finish in the top 10. “If Cardiff fans think the game’s important for them, it’s important for our fans we win. “I thought we could have got really harmed tonight at 2-0 but I think on a football basis we’ve come out with our dignity still intact. “It’s very, very important our stadium gives us the same opportunity on Saturday they did at Swansea when it was a good atmosphere for us to play under. “I really hope on Saturday we give them something they deserve because they don’t deserve the recent run we’ve offered up to them.” Newcastle enjoyed an excellent start to the season and were only four points off fourth at the turn of the year. Pardew insists his players have to learn from their collapse and ensure the same does not happen again next season. “In the first half of the campaign people might say we excelled to a degree but I thought we gave good value for money for this football club,” Pardew said. “But in the second half we haven’t and next season we have to make sure we give the fans full value for the investment we have made through the 38 games.” Arsenal’s victory means the Gunners need just one more win from their remaining two matches to guarantee Champions League qualification for a 17th consecutive year. Manager Arsene Wenger admits the Gunners want more than a place in the top four but insists injuries to key players took their toll on the team’s title challenge this season. “We had Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Koscielny all out in the same period – you can miss one or two but four or five will affect any team,” Wenger said. “Finishing in the top four shows the club has been consistent over the years. We want more but at the crucial period of this season we lost many players. “We have shown we have potential but we want more next season.” last_img read more

It Only Takes Six Seconds To See How Samsung Is Hijacking Android

first_imgToday, Twitter finally released its popular short-video Vine app for Android. Within minutes, Samsung had hijacked the app’s release for its own purposes. Samsung started hitting the Vine release hard through its Twitter account a little less than an hour after the new Vine app was announced, using the hashtag #GalaxyVine to promote the download of Vine onto its Galaxy line of Android smartphones.Samsung is not advertising the fact that Vine is, at long last, on Android. Samsung only wants you to specifically know that Vine is on its Galaxy smartphones, yet another example of how, for Samsung, it is not about Android, it is about what the Galaxy can do for you.During Samsung’s completely over-the-top Broadway musical announcement of its new Galaxy S4 flagship, Android was mentioned just once as part of the specifications of the device (listed next to battery capability and camera megapixels). Samsung’s modus operandi is to push Galaxy first, Android… only if it has to. The approach is evident in how Samsung has set up the user interface of is Galaxy smartphones. It has its own apps for email and contacts, calendar and notes. Samsung has even gone as far as to place a competing application store – the Samsung Media Hub – next to the Google Play Android app store on the Galaxy S4. Samsung often highlights prominent third-party apps in its Galaxy universe. Apps like Dropbox, TripAdvisor, Flipboard and the Yellow Pages mobile app are all pre-loaded onto Galaxy devices along with classic standbys like Facebook and Twitter. But this is a different tack than pre-loading apps on Galaxy devices and using them in marketing campaigns.By the looks of it, Samsung knew that Vine was coming to Android before it was released (or it has really clever and quick social media editors) and had the forethought to create the #GalaxyVine hashtag as well as the Vine video of a cartoon figure splashing in a pool. This is Samsung actively using an app announcement to its own advantage, repurposing Vine for Galactic domination.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski Tags:#Android#Samsung#twitter last_img read more

Video: Minnesota’s Carlos Morris Hits 3 To Tie Game vs. MSU, Misses Potential Winning Free Throw

first_imgCarlos Morris is fouled while hitting game-tying three vs. Michigan State.Vine/@MattNorlanderMichigan State nearly lost its game against Minnesota on one of the worst fouls you’ll see. Instead, the Spartans lucked out, and have a chance to redeem themselves in overtime. With his Golden Gophers down three and two seconds remaining in the game, Carlos Morris drilled a three-pointer and was fouled by Michigan State’s Gavin Schilling. Foul up three. But not like that. Izzo not even registering what happened.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 27, 2015With the game now tied at 78, Morris had a chance to win the game at the free throw line, but was unable to complete the four-point play. Instead, this great Big Ten battle has gone to overtime. Minnesota leads 81-80 with 3:32 remaining in the game.last_img read more

Mangok Mathiang’s Only Basket Of The Game Was The Game Winner For Louisville Against Virginia

first_imgMangok Mathiang scores game-winner.Louisville just finished its regular season with a 59-57 victory over No. 2 Virginia at the KFC Yum! Center. What made the Cards’ victory so remarkable was just how they got it done.After Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon put the Cavs up 57-56 on a three-pointer with 16 seconds to play, Louisville had a chance to win it. The Cavaliers doubled UL point guard Terry Rozier off of a pick-and-roll, leaving big man Mangok Mathiang wide-open. Since January 31st, Mathiang had made just one of 16 field goal attempts. He had not attempted a shot in 14 minutes today. Naturally, he swished the foul line jumper off Rozier’s feed like it was second nature.Virginia’s foul-court inbounds pass landed out of bounds, and Rozier finished things off with a free throw. Louisville’s win clinched the No. 4 seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament, and a coveted double-bye into the quarterfinals.All thanks to the 6-foot-10 sophomore from Australia who found his way into the scoring column at the most opportune time.last_img read more

Ohio State Football: OSU Dubbed Over Evan Spencer’s Sugar Bowl TD Pass To Michael Thomas With A Van Gogh Quote

first_imgOhio State WR Michael Thomas TD Catch.Twitter/@OSUCoachMeyerOhio State fans wouldn’t be totally out of line called Evan Spencer’s double reverse touchdown pass to Michael Thomas in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama a “piece of art.” Apparently Urban Meyer (and/or whoever runs his Twitter account) agrees. Meyer tweeted out a video of the play, with a Vincent Van Gogh quote dubbed over it:“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”Embrace The Grind— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 8, 2015We have to say, that quote sums up the game of football very well. [Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd Is Unhappy That Coach K Lied About Dillon Brooks Exchange

first_imgColin Cowherd calls out Alabama on ESPN.COLIN cowherd alabama walmartSince Duke’s Sweet 16 loss to Oregon on Thursday night, there’s been plenty of chatter about Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s conversation with Oregon’s Dillon Brooks and his initial denial that he reprimanded Brooks for hitting a meaningless three-pointer in the final seconds to make the score 82-68. Krzyzewski apologized over the weekend for not being truthful about his exchange with Brooks but there were some who still felt disappointed with what he did. Count Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd among them. Cowherd spoke on his show today and said he felt “bummed” that Krzyzewski lied, saying he had held the coach to a higher standard. [email protected] is really bummed Coach K lied. #HerdHere— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 28, 2016Does Cowherd have a point here?last_img read more

Euro currency remains a work in progress on 20th birthday

first_imgFRANKFURT — The euro is about to celebrate its 20th birthday, but the countries that use it are still wrestling over how the shared currency should work and how to fix flaws exposed by the debt crisis that marred its second decade.The shared currency, launched on Jan. 1, 1999, was seen as a solution to the constant quarrels over exchange rates that had marked European politics after World War II. Britain, notably, opted out, but today 19 of 28 EU countries use the euro.The euro is credited with increasing trade between members. But countries have struggled to adjust to trouble after giving up two big safety valves: the ability to let their currency’s exchange rate fall to boost exports, and to adjust their own interest rates to stimulate business activity.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Crews continuing battle against Buckinghorse fire

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Wildfire Service crews are continuing the battle against a wildfire that erupted Monday near the Alaska Highway north of Buckinghorse River.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds says that firefighters are at the scene of the fire, which is located near Trutch Mountain. Reynolds said that an air tanker was used throughout the day Monday to drop water on the fire, which has grown to 6.5 hectares in size, but has not crossed the Alaska Highway. The highway remains open in both directions, with traffic control personnel directing motorists through the heavy smoke in the area.The BC Wildfire Service website does show another fire roughly one kilometre away on the other side of the highway, but Reynolds said that fire is unrelated to the fire near the road, and is being held as a spot fire. Both fires are suspected is having been sparked by lightning after several thunderstorms rolled across Northeast B.C. on Sunday evening.last_img read more