Drake releasing two new songs to celebrate Raptors’ victory over the Warriors

first_imgGiven the fervent and sometimes aggravating way Drake rooted for the Toronto Raptors to become NBA champions, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the rapper and Canadian native found a splashy way to celebrate their victory over the Golden State Warriors.After the Raptors defeated the Warriors 114-110 in the NBA Finals on Thursday night, superfan Drake took to Instagram to announce he would release two new songs Friday.The tracks appear to be called “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave,” the …last_img read more

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MLB Winter Meetings: Madison Bumgarner’s market is already heating up

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Madison Bumgarner is accustomed to being the center of attention.So it’s no surprise that Bumgarner’s free agency is one of the hottest early topics of this year’s Winter Meetings.The former San Francisco Giants starter is considered one of the top pitchers available this offseason and as the market for ace Gerrit Cole takes shape, so does the market for the No. 1 left-hander. Multiple reports have indicated Bumgarner is seeking a five-year deal similar to the one …last_img read more

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Celebrate Whole Grains Month with sweet corn and other favorites

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest September is Whole Grains Month. Paul asked me why is it Whole Grains Month? I told him it is because the Whole Grains Council wants to promote whole grains. He says it can’t be as important as Dairy Month. It is just as important. However, in today’s crazy food label world it just adds to the confusing food label lingo. Who knows what a whole grain is and how is it different than whole wheat? What does enriched mean? And the list goes on…The Whole Grains Council states that “Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver approximately the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.” Basically that means that whole grains are whole grains but even when a grain has been processed and all the parts are still in a product, it can claim it’s a whole grain. Some common whole grains include Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, including whole cornmeal and popcorn, millet, oats, including oatmeal, quinoa, rice, both brown rice and colored rice, Rye, Teff, Triticale, Wheat, including varieties such as spelt, emmer, farro, einkorn, Kamut, durum and forms such as bulgur, cracked wheat and wheatberries and wild rice. To answer the whole wheat question, think of it like this: whole wheat is to whole grains like green beans are to vegetables.Recently during a wellness talk to Union County employees about whole grains, another great question came up. What is enriched? Enriched has nothing to do with whole grains and is a term from the FDA that states a product has added at least 10% more of the daily value of a single nutrient — typically vitamins and/or minerals — than the product had to begin with. For example enriched flour has been enriched with folic acid, iron and other minerals.It takes time to learn all the label lingo and to be able to decipher the truth. But why must we include whole grains you ask? The Mayo Clinic states: “Whole grains are better sources of fiber and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium and magnesium. So whenever you can, choose whole grains over refined grains.” Basically the more processed grains you eat, the more the nutrients have been greatly reduced.Did you notice corn in the whole grain list? How many kernels does the “average” ear of corn have? 800 arranged in 16 rows. What did one ear of corn say to the other ear of corn? Don’t look now but I think someone is stalking us. Corny jokes aside, corn is probably the all-time favorite whole grain in the Detwiler family. We love corn in most any form — sweet corn and popcorn being our favorite. Sweet corn is great side dish and can be included in a healthy diet. One medium ear has 90 calories, 18 grams of carbs, four grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fat, and two grams of fiber. Corn is the best dietary source of two antioxidants called Lutein and zeaxanthin. These yellow pigments play a significant role in good eye health. Everyone seems to have their favorite way to cook it boil it, grill it and recently I even tried microwaving it. It’s all yummy. The best tips are to eat it the day it’s picked. If you can’t, chilling it helps keep the sugar content up. We started growing popcorn just to support Paul’s popcorn habit, which exceeds three gallons a week! Ruby Red is his favorite, which is a smaller kernel with less hull packed with more flavor. Popcorn is a great snack if you can skip all the butter on it. Three cups has only 90 calories, one gram of fat, 18 grams of carbs, and three grams of fiber.Celebrate whole grains month by including some of these great tasting “whole grain” corn recipes.Two-corn polenta with tomatoes, basil and cheese www.cookinglight.com 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cups chopped onion (2 medium) 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears) 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup instant dry polenta 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil  Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth, corn, and garlic; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Slowly add polenta, stirring with a whisk until polenta is thick (about 5 minutes). Add cheese, stirring to melt. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from heat; sprinkle with tomato and basil. Serve immediately. Yield: 7-1 cup servings CALORIES 194 (20% from fat); FAT 4.3g (sat 1.5g,mono 1.8g,poly 0.4g); IRON 1.1mg; CHOLESTEROL 6mg; CALCIUM 134mg; CARBOHYDRATE 31.6g; SODIUM 457mg; PROTEIN 8.9g; FIBER 4.6g Quinoa toss with chickpeas and herbs www.bhg.com  1 c quinoa2 c chicken or vegetable broth2 ears of fresh corn or 1 c frozen, thawed15 oz. can chickpea½ c crumbled feta cheese1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion3 Tbsp. snipped fresh basil2 Tbsp. snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley¼ cup olive oil2 Tbsp. lemon juice1 cup diced, cooked beetsRomaine leaves  Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve under cold running water; drain. In saucepan bring broth to boiling. Add quinoa. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Remove from heat; set aside to cool.Cut corn from cobs. Rinse and drain chickpeas. In bowl combine quinoa, corn, chickpeas, cheese, onion, and herbs. For dressing, in bowl whisk together oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add to quinoa mixture; toss to coat.Cover and let stand at least 1 hour, or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving. Stir in beets just before serving. Serve in bowls lined with romaine leaves. Makes 8 (1-cup) servings. Nutrition Facts: Per serving: 270 cal, 11 g fat, 7 mg chol., 665 mg sodium, 37 g carb, 6 g fiber, 9 g pro Fresh corn salad  8 ears fresh corn (husked and cleaned)¼ cup olive oil¼ cup cider vinegar1 ½ tsp lemon juice¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)1 tsp sugar¼ tsp salt1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil1-2 cloves garlic1/8 tsp cayenne pepper2 large tomatoes (seeded and chopped)1/3 cup green pepper (chopped)¼ cup sweet red pepper (chopped)½ cup onion (chopped)  Cook corn for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and set aside. Mix oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, sugar, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cut cooled corn off the cob (4 cups). Add corn, tomatoes, onion and peppers to the oil mixture. Cover and chill overnight.Makes 8-1 cup servings. Nutrition information per serving: 162 calories; 8g fat; 20g carbohydrate; 3g protein; 76mg sodium; 3g fiber Corn and bacon dip from Taste of Home   1 package (8 ounces) lite cream cheese, soft1 cup (8 ounces) fat free sour cream1/4 cup lite mayonnaise2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drainedOr 2 cups fresh cut cooked corn6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbledAssorted raw vegetables and/or crackers  In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in corn and bacon. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Serve with vegetables and/or crackers.Yield: 3 cups. 24-2Tbsp Servings: Snickerdoodle popcorn2/3 to ¾ c popcorn kernels4 Tbsp. butter ¼ c powdered sugar2 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon Mix sugars & cinnamon. Pop popcorn. Melt butter and drizzle over popcorn. Stir to coat evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy! Easy caramel popcorn1/2 c popcorn kernels 1c brown sugar 1/2 c butter                  ½-1 tsp salt1/4 c light corn syrup ½ tsp baking soda Pop popcorn kernels & pour into a large bowl. Melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and ½ tsp salt together over medium heat. Bring to boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring. Stir in baking soda & let foam. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat completely. Pour on wax or parchment. Sprinkle remaining salt on top for a salty caramel taste. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.last_img read more

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Resource Discovery: Video on the Effects of Technology on Our Relationships

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, M.S.Today’s Resource Discovery is a TED talk titled Connected, but alone? by Sherry Turkle. Sherry Turkle is a sociologist and psychologist who studies how technology impacts our individual lives and how it impacts our relationships. In this TED talk Sherry Turkle discusses how mobile technology and connectedness has changed us individually and how it has changed how we interact with others. She goes over some of the risks of being connected and how to combat the growing risks. As mental health professionals, it is important to be aware of the mental health risks associated with technology use and how to help your clients avoid and overcome them. This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Chilika Lake possesses 20% of India’s seagrass

first_imgChilika Lake is claimed to have 20% of India’s seagrass distribution, which plays a vital role in oxygen production and absorption of carbon dioxide and acts as a purifier in aquatic ecology.According to the Chilika Development Authority, the apex body for the Lake’s management, seagrass species such as Holodule uninervis, Holodule pinifolia, Halophila ovalis, Halophila ovata and Halophila beccarii were recorded during annual monitoring of the Chilika Lake held on Thursday.“Seagrass distribution has been estimated over an area of 152 sq. km, an increase from 135 sq km in the last year. Increase in seagrass has been reported against its declining trend throughout the world and now Chilika has 20% of India’s seagrass,” said CDA Chief Executive Susanta Nanda.“Seagrass plays a vital role in oxygen production and absorption of carbon dioxide. It acts as a purifier in aquatic ecology. The seagrass area increases only when the water is clean. Seagrass will rejuvenate fishing ground by providing nursery habitat to important fish species,” Mr. Nanda said.Another heartening outcome of the annual monitoring was reappearance of sponges. “Due to disturbance in habitat, the sponges were not observed in the lake after 1985. But after the recent eviction of large area of prawn gherry in the southern sector of the lake, the sponges are observed abundantly in Patanasi and Kumarpur area,” he said.Some of the indicators that emerged during the monitoring established the lake’s resilient ecosystem. The annual survey of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins conducted on Thursday finds population of aquatic mammals in the range of 130-150.last_img read more

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Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath lays foundation for Bhopal metro rail

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on September 26 laid the foundation stone of the Bhopal metro rail project to be set up at a cost of ₹6,941.4 crore. Mr. Nath performed the ‘bhumi pujan’ (ground-breaking ceremony) for the project near Gayatri Mandir on Hoshangabad Road here. State Urban Development Minister Jaiwardhan Singh, veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and other state ministers were present on the occasion.“Two metro rail corridors will be built in the city, one 14.94-km-long, connecting Karond Circle to AIIMS, and the other 12.88-km-long, from Bhadbhada Chouraha to Ratnagiri Square,” Mr. Jaiwardhan Singh said. The project, to be set up at a cost of ₹6,941.4 crore, will have a 26.08-km-long elevated section and a 1.79 km underground section, he said. Around 28 metro stations, including two underground, will be built under the project. “The deadline for the first phase of the project is December 2022,” the Minister added.last_img read more

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Gotze’s teeth smashed out of place by Vertonghen

first_imgBorussia Dortmund Mario Gotze’s teeth smashed out of place by sent off Vertonghen, reveal Dortmund Peter McVitie 17:38 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mario Gotze Jan Vertonghen Tottenham Borussia Dortmund Getty Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Bundesliga The 25-year-old took the Spurs’ defender’s forearm to the face, leaving him with a swollen lip and in a lot of pain Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz says Mario Gotze had a few teeth knocked out of place in a collision with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen on Wednesday.Vertonghen was sent off with his second yellow card of the game after he caught Gotze in the face with his forearm during Spurs’ 3-1 win over Dortmund in the Champions League.Gotze, who came on as a substitute in the second half, was pictured bleeding from his mouth as he received treatment on the side of the field, and Bosz confirmed the 25-year-old was still in pain after the game Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “He has problems with his teeth and must go to the doctor,” the 53-year-old said afterwards.”It doesn’t look so good. Not all his teeth are in the right place. It hurts for him to talk.”World Cup-winning goalscorer Gotze has started all three of Dortmund’s Bundesliga games, but it is not yet known if he will be available to face Koln in their next game due to his injury.It was one of many low moments for Dortmund, who passed up several chances in the defeat at Wembley.And Bosz heavily criticised his defence afterwards, despite their bright start to the game.”It was clear today that we weren’t well organised at the back defensively. I thought we started well, dominated and controlled the game with good football,” the ex-Ajax boss said.”But when you play like that, with space behind the back four, you have to defend it, and we didn’t do that well enough.”last_img read more

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10 months agoSpurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazard

first_imgSpurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach coach Dieter Hecking has made it clear he doesn’t want Thorgan Hazard sold next month.The younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Thorgan is a target for Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Sevilla as he enjoys career best form this season. Chelsea also boast a buy-back option.But Hecking has told Gladbach chief Max Eberl he doesn’t want to lose the midfielder in January.The coach stated: “Max knows exactly how I think with this question …”Hazard is tied to Gladbach until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Psychologist explains why people like fear as Halloween approaches

first_imgWINNIPEG (CITYNEWS) – Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will emerge later this month for Halloween. Part of this holiday for many people is the scare factor, but there are some scientific reasons why people seem to love being scared. Jo Ann Unger, Clinical Psychologist and President of Manitoba Psychological Society, says fear activates the fight, flight, and freeze response, and for some people, this is exhilarating. “Their body is wired that, that fight, flight, freeze response is really rewarding for them internally, and so then they seek that out because it feels really good for them, but it’s not the same for every person,” she said. Unger said some people even feel a sense of accomplishment after making it through a haunted house, plus it can be a bonding experience if you made it through with people you know.  “Those memories are encoded in a special kind of way and if we do that with friends and family you know we talk about it after and we have this its very vivid right and so it also creates this sense of connection and closeness,” she said. -with files from Stefanie Lasiuk, CityNews Winnipeglast_img read more

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Cyclists honoured for their work against drug addiction

first_imgAPTN National NewsFive cyclists have just completed a cross-country journey.It’s the first time for the group.Now they are being honoured for their work at the Minwaashin Lodge.Here’s APTN’s Annette Francis with that story from Ottawa.last_img

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