Soundboard: Students React to USG Election

first_imgFor more details about the USG election, read our coverage of it here. In the video above, students  on campus were asked their thoughts on the upcoming Undergraduate Student Government’s election. Watch to learn more.last_img

People: Casey Anthony Wants to be a Mom, Again

first_imgAnthony began dating a man last year, but the relationship has cooled. “She wasn’t ready to settle down,” the source says.But now, Anthony is considering what her future could be. “Marriage, family, the white picket fence,” says the source. “In some ways, that’s very appealing to Casey. She’d want things to be less dysfunctional than the family she had growing up, but she likes the idea of stability.”Sources tell People Anthony is a different person now. One of the most notorious moms in Florida history may want another child.People.com reported last week that 33 year old Casey Anthony who was acquitted of murdering her first child wants to be a mom again.Anthony who now lives in West Palm Beach was found not guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee, about a decade ago in Orlando.last_img read more

These Foods Are Seducing You, But They Shouldn’t Be Your Only…

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted By: Ava Waits is a Nutrition Mentor Certain foods are seducing you each day, by triggering the pleasure center in your brain.One of my teachers, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is the author of Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings–And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally. He writes:“Certain foods appear to stimulate the release of opiate chemicals within the brain. These are chemical cousins of morphine and heroin. They are not as strong as illegal drugs, but appear to be strong enough to keep us coming back, especially when we are stressed, tire, angry, or alone. Not every food does this. The groups that do are sugar (and sugar-fat mixtures, such as butter cookies, as well as foods that produce sugar rapidly), chocolate, cheese, and meat.It appears that they actually stimulate the brain in such a way that it is easy to get hooked and tough to break free, even if you find yourself gaining weight or lapsing into health problems.”So we’re being seduced, and the seduction is very real if you are about to spend Valentine’s Day unsatisfied in relationships, overworked, and frustrated by the state of your health. It’s easy to turn to comforting and addicting food when pieces of your life are unbalanced.Here are ideas to make these seductive foods a better date. I won’t ask you to painfully give up the relationship that you have with these foods. Simply upgrade the ingredients, keep whole vegetables and grains in your diet, and infuse your meals with an enjoyment factor. Put intention behind how you present these foods to yourself.1. Sugar ~ Currently, the sweetener I most recommend is coconut syrup, which is the sap from coconut tree blossoms. It’s high in Vitamin C, and has a brown sugar flavor. Some agave syrup brands are blended with corn syrup, so I stay away from agave at this point. Raw honey is another great sweetener.2. Chocolate ~ Choose a raw chocolate bar, instead of the processed and sugared bar you’ll find in most stores. Raw chocolate is high in serotonin and tryptophan, which defend against stress. It also has high amounts of fiber, iron and Vitamin C. Try a chocolate truffle on a beautiful small plate, served with a cup of tea.3. Cheese ~ Choose organic dairy, since chemicals from conventional dairy production become concentrated in milk. I gave up cow dairy several years ago, because I kept getting sore throats, colds, and coughs. It turns out that goat and sheep dairy work well in my body, so I’ve switched to dairy products from these smaller animals. Cheese is a side dish, not a main course. When I crave cheese, I’ll melt a couple pieces into a corn tortilla on a stove top pan and eat it when it is still melted. You can also create a gorgeous arrangement of cut vegetables, gluten-free crackers and just a few small slices of cheese on the side.4. Meat ~ If you consume meat products, find a local meat farm and support them. When you buy from a local farm, you can be sure of humane animal practices. You also get to step back in time, and instead of meat suffocating in plastic, your cut will be handed to you in classic butcher paper.Holidays are meant to be fun and exciting. I will be eating organic dark chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and I plan to thoroughly enjoy it. Food is not the only path to happiness and health though, and that’s why you can’t rely on these seductive foods to stay happy. The rest of your life must be in balance. If you’ve felt melancholy at some point this winter, a little lost, heavy, groggy or dull, you’ll want to keep an eye out for a new opportunity I will be announcing shortly. It’s all about luscious eating, enjoyment, and bringing the perfect opportunities into your life.© 2011 Ava Waits~~~~~~~~~~~~Ava Waits is a Nutrition Mentor and Global Nutrition Concierge™ at www.ParisianPicnics.com. She helps her clients to embrace a European attitude toward food, where meals become a pleasure to prepare, and health becomes a priority. If you’d like to sample her gentle and enjoyable approach to nutrition, please visit her website for more tips, recipes and videos.last_img read more

Mario Balotelli to stay at Nice after signing one-year contract

first_imgStriker Mario Balotelli has signed a one-year contract extension with Nice, the French club said on Sunday.The Italy international moved to France from Liverpool on a free transfer last August after the Premier League club’s manager Juergen Klopp confirmed he had no future at Anfield.”Mario Balotelli will continue with OGC Nice in 2017/18. The Italian signed his contract on Sunday evening,” Nice said in a statement on its website. (www.ogcnice.com)Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan in 2014 but never fulfilled his potential.He scored one goal in 16 Premier League appearances in his first campaign and was sent back to Milan on loan for the 2015-16 season, where he found the net once in 20 appearances during an injury-hit campaign.Balotelli, one of modern football’s mavericks, won the Champions League and three Serie A titles with Inter Milan and lifted the Premier League and the FA Cup during a 2-1/2 year spell with Manchester City.He rediscovered some of his best form at Nice last season, scoring 17 goals in 28 appearances as the club finished third in Ligue 1, and Nice indicated that he had agreed to a pay cut to remain at the club.”Despite a large amount of interest, the Italian international compromised financially to continue… his adventure in Nice, favouring the sporting aspect and following his heart,” the club said.Balotelli could return to Merseyside soon, as Nice are one of several clubs that could face Liverpool in a two-legged play-off in August to determine qualification for the Champions League group stages.advertisementlast_img read more

KMC cleans up venue soon after party workers leave

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Saturday began the mammoth task of cleaning up the entire Brigade Parade Ground and the adjacent roads soon after the rally convened by Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee came to an end. Lakhs of Trinamool Congress supporters from all parts of the state assembled in the city to attend the meeting.”We have taken all possible measures to ensure that the entire ground and the roads in the city are cleaned up by night. We will take up thorough cleaning again on Sunday morning,” said Debabrata Majumder, Member Mayor-in-Council (Solid Waste Management). Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalElaborating on the steps taken by his department, Majumder stated that 50 battery-operated vehicles, 25 movable compactors and four mechanical sweepers have been pressed into service. The civic body has deployed as many as 1,500 labourers along with four water tankers for the operation. It was noticed that right from the time when Mamata Banerjee was delivering her speech in the rally the clean-up operation had kicked off. Senior Trinamool Congress leaders present in the rally appealed to the party supporters over the microphone to vacate the place quickly to ensure that the cleaning operations started with immediate effect. With so many people from all parts of the state converging at the heart of the city, thermocol plates, food packets, tea cups, paper containers were strewn all over the venue. “We have made advance planning for the solid waste management considering the sea of people assembling in the city. Everything will be cleared by Saturday night,” a senior SWM official of the KMC said.last_img read more

Introducing Missinglinkai a platform for accelerating Deep Learning Lifecycle

first_imgYesterday, MissingLink.ai launched as a platform with a purpose to accelerate deep learning progress. Machine learning has shown immense promise across many use cases, from helping to diagnose diseases to powering autonomous vehicles, for a long time, but the actual process of delivering business outcomes currently takes too long and it is too expensive. MissingLink. ai was born out of a desire to fix that, say the MissingLink team. It enables data scientists to spend less time on the grunt work by automating and streamlining the entire deep learning cycle, including data, code, experiments, and resources. It automates repetitive, time-consuming tasks, shortening model training times, and accelerating learning cycles. This way data scientists can get more time to apply the actionable insights the data provides. Here are it’s top features: The system uses version-aware data management eliminating the need to copy files and only syncs changes to data. It offers real-time monitoring and tracking of experiments via visual dashboards. It also automatically tracks data, experiments, and code, so engineers can easily reproduce any experiment at any time. Users can run experiments on a training machine without the need to copy or move data. Once the data is integrated, MissingLink can manage it on a machine on premise. MissingLink. ai allows teams to manage both local and public cloud resources as a single environment, allowing them to grow and shrink compute resources elastically as needed. MissingLink.ai provides data management at scale, allowing companies to keep their data onsite and adjust experiment usage as needs change. MissingLink comes with support for popular frameworks such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, Caffe, and Keras. Aidoc is a AI-powered healthcare company which uses deep learning for medical imaging. With MissingLink, they’ve been able to help radiologists prioritize life-threatening cases and expedite patient care. Another MissingLink customer, Nanit, has developed a smart baby camera that uses deep learning and computer vision to monitor children. For more information, visit the MissingLink website. You may also read the blog from founder Yosi Taguri if you’d like to learn more. Read Next Facebook’s Glow, a machine learning compiler, to be supported by Intel, Qualcomm and others. Baidu releases EZDL – a platform that lets you build AI and machine learning models without any coding knowledge. Hortonworks Data Platform 3.0 is now generally availablelast_img read more