Kicking the coffee habit

first_imgGetting out of the officeWhen rushed off your feet or working to a dead line it’s incredibly tempting to grab lunch at your desk but this can in fact be counterproductive. Getting away from your desk and even better out of the office gives your mind a break helping you become all the more efficient and effective to handle the task in hand upon your return. Taking a ten minute stroll around the block might not excite the mind but it can increase the heart rate and get the blood pumping  to the brain. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There are a number of caffeine replacements that claim to help us ditch the coffee habit and get us back on track to moderate rather than bucket load consumption. Derived from the native Brazilian herb Guarana it can be purchased and consumed in both tablet and liquid form and is said to replicate the caffeine kick. One tablet before breakfast or a few drops in water should have you cutting your coffee consumption without cutting your workload.Cold shower wake up callsA cold shower may be more closely associated with a boiler malfunction than a way to wake up feeling fresh and happy in the morning but there’s no denying the benefits of a cold water wake up. It may be hard to take the plunge into the ice water territory but it’s an age old trick to increasing energy levels helping you start the day refreshed and invigorated. Perhaps ironically, cold water showers have long been linked with helping strengthen immunity levels against colds and flu and may also be able to promote weight loss by increasing normal metabolism levels. What’s more to complement those sparkly whites you’ve got from drinking less coffee cold water can help keep skin and hair healthier – an all-around confidence boost!center_img FUNCTIONING WITHOUT the morning coffee hit may seem like a distant memory but is it really as difficult as it seems to feel human in the morning pre latte, cappuccino or double espresso?Whether it’s the taste or the energy boost that has us hooked there’s no denying we could all benefit from a little less coffee in our lives. It’s been reported that too much coffee can lead to a whole host of unpleasant side effects from the obvious sleeplessness to headaches and irritability not to mention the not so desirable tooth staining. However, experiment with a caffeine free, busy day at work and if you’re not snoring at your desk before noon you are likely to be caught by the claws of the post lunch lull.So if not coffee, what else can we do to give us an energy boost and help power us through the day?Caffeine replacementslast_img read more

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Website editor held illegally after detention order expires

first_img MauritaniaAfrica Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release News July 31, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website editor held illegally after detention order expires News MauritaniaAfrica to go further Follow the news on Mauritania Receive email alerts Newscenter_img July 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information May 20, 2021 Find out more March 13, 2020 Find out more Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing detention of Hanevy Ould Dehah, the editor of the website Taqadoumy (http://www.taqadoumy-fr.com/), who has been held since 18 June following a presidential candidate’s complaint. A court detention order expired at 3:40 p.m on 26 July and since then he had been held illegally.“We support the request by Dehah’s lawyer, Ould Ebety, for his arbitrary detention to be ended,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Dehah must be freed because the judicial order for his detention has expired and the authorities are breaking the law by keeping him in prison.”Dehah’s trial should have taken place yesterday but was postponed until 5 August, the day that Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is due to be sworn in as president.———————————–مدير موقع تقدمي معرّض للسجن لمدة خمسة أعوام26.07.2009 – Detained website editor now facing up to five years in prisonReporters Without Borders condemns the charges of “violating public decency”, “inciting crimes” and “publishing court statements still under the seal of confidentiality” that were brought against Hanevy Ould Dehah, the editor of the website Taqadoumy, on 24 June. Dehah, who has been held since 18 June, was taken to Dart Naim prison after being charged.“We urge the authorities to explain the charges brought against Dehah, who has not yet been tried, and to produce evidence to support them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They are out of all proportion to the article that prompted his arrest. We suspect the authorities are using this prosecution to silence the website.”Dehah faces a possible five-year jail sentence when he is brought to trial, which should be within the next month.He was arrested on 18 June at the behest of the orders of the Nouakchott prosecutor’s office as a result of a complaint by presidential candidate Ibrahima Moctar Sarr, the head of the opposition Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Renovation (AJD/MR), over an article posted on Taqadoumy on 22 April.Headlined “The sudden fortune of Ibrahima Sarr,” the article referred to “the purchase by Mr. Sarr of a villa costing 30 million ouguiyas (about 83,000 euros) on the Nouadhibou road in an area known as ‘university lands’, one of the capital’s most elegant neighbourhoods.” Sarr and his family described the article as “defamatory and baseless.”More information last_img read more

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