8 Surprising Foods That Are Proven Mood Boosters.

first_imgBy Zoë RudermanIf you’re looking for an excuse to chow on mac and cheese, ice cream, and fries, we’ve got you covered.Or rather, researchers at the University at Buffalo have you covered. They recently discovered that eating comfort food can boost people’s moods.Specifically, comfort food fights loneliness and makes the eater feel more connected to others. And even more interesting, it’s not just eating the foods that improves how you’re feeling. Lead researcher Jordan Troisi told us that simply thinking about the food or writing about it made subjects feel more connected.We’ve obviously always suspected that comfort food had the ability to banish bad feelings (they don’t call it comfort food for nothing!), but we love that there’s now scientific evidence to back up the claim. And we found it fascinating to learn that you don’t have to actually consume the calories to get the emotional payoff. (Though we have a sneaking suspicion that ingesting your comfort food feels better than just imagining it.)We also asked Troisi to share the subjects’, and they included the usual dishes—mashed potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, cupcakes, apple pie, pizza—but also a few unexpected ones like spinach salad, beef jerky, and lobster.Source: Shine Share Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img 26 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle 8 Surprising Foods That Are Proven Mood Boosters. by: – April 1, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

Trinidadian priest bats for gays

first_imgFaithLifestyleNewsRegional Trinidadian priest bats for gays by: – February 12, 2014 127 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Chairman of the Eric Williams Memorial Committee, Reginald Vidale, makes a point on the draft Constitution at UWI SPEC, St Augustine, on Monday. —Photo: JERMAINE CRUICKSHANKA Catholic priest has come out in support of the gay community, saying their rights, including the right to love whomever they want, should be included in the Constitution.Dr Fr Stephen Geofroy captured the attention of the audience with his comments during consultation on the draft Constitution at the University of the West Indies Sport and Physical Education Centre, St Augustine, on Monday evening.Geofroy said the matter should not be debated further and instead Government should be embracing of all its people.“Now on the issue of sexual orientation being subject to further national discussion…discussion about what? Aren’t LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), aren’t they not humans still, yes or no?” said Geofroy.“Yes? Then they should have rights as other people have,” he continued as he received loud applause from the packed hall.Geofroy said there was no debate on whether gays are people or not as they have expressed themselves clearly that they are part and parcel of this country’s culture.“We’ve come over a long history of slavery and indentureship and now it is time to break the many things that denigrate the person,” said Geofroy.“This is certainly one of the things we have to do and we have to be very decisive of it.”Geofroy said there has been discrimination on the basis of race, colour and class in this country.“…I don’t see the difference with sexual orientation. We are citizens of a country and people have the right to love who they want irrespective,” said Geofroy .He said to continue discussing the issue at a national level without taking a decision was to go the way of other countries such as Nigeria and Uganda as part of a political agenda.“I think we should avoid that like the plague,” he said.Geofroy said the rights of a minority should not be suffered because of the majority as the bill of rights speaks to upholding the dignity of all.“We do not belong to a theocracy, neither are we in a religious oligarchy where people impose their beliefs on others,” said Geofroy.He said if it was this way then moves would be made to criminalise adultery, masturbation and the use of condoms.“Then all of these things should be looked at and in my tradition I would say first, they are all sins so I think we have to be very careful on human rights and our rights to our own belief but not the right to impose it on the rest of the population,” he said.The draft Constitution recommends that the Chapter on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms should not be altered and the issue of sexual orientation and human rights should be made the subject of further national discussion and public education.Executive director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO), Colin Robinson, who spoke before Geofroy, expressed his disappointment that the draft Constitution did not offer equal protection and rights to persons who are gay.Robinson said he felt ashamed when reading the draft Constitution which states there should be further discussion on the issue.“Shame that my nation’s leading lights would miss that the point of a Constitution is to protect people from others. That the lack of consensus about my rights is the most compelling reason why they need protection. Shame that the conclusion of my nation’s constitutional reformers is that all I am worth is further national discussion, and that I will only merit constitutional protection when I don’t need it as much. Heartbreak that you got it so clearly; and you wouldn’t do anything about it. And I wonder if I feel such shame, what do young LGBT people in our nation with much less resilience and a less-loving family than me feel reading your report,” he continued.Robinson called on the commissioners, among them Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar, to ensure that protection for sexual orientation and gender be added to the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.Speaking to the Express yesterday by phone, Robinson said he was not surprised by Geofroy’s comments.“He’s a real Catholic…I was encouraged, I wasn’t surprised,” he said. He said it was not the first time someone of the Catholic faith has expressed such views.Robinson said there was a small group of Catholics and Anglican clergy members as well as a Hindu pandita who offer “pastoral care” to persons from the gay community and give them the opportunity to worship.Robinson said Trinidad and Tobago has reached a place where the “glass is half full” and political leadership is required to fill that glass and ensure rights for all.CAISO staff attorney Richie Maitland pointed out during the consultation that a research poll conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services of Barbados found that 56 per cent of this country’s population accepted gays.He said ten years ago, under the People’s National Movement (PNM) regime, it was stated in the draft gender policy that the issue of gay rights should be discussed further and the same is being said today.“I just wonder how long this will take, how long we will be discussing this matter?” he asked, adding that there needs to be no more political cowardice in ensuring constitutional protection for the LGBT community.Trinidad Expresslast_img read more

Former Haitian leader must face charges for human rights abuses, says UN

first_imgLocalNews Former Haitian leader must face charges for human rights abuses, says UN by: – February 1, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 26 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Jean Claude Duvalier. Photo credit: BBC NewsGENEVA, Switzerland — The United Nations on Tuesday voiced its concern at reports that former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier may not face charges relating to the serious human rights violations that took place during his 15-year rule, while stressing that justice must be ensured for the victims.Serious human rights violations, including torture, rape, and extrajudicial killings have been extensively documented by Haitian and international human rights organizations to have occurred in the country during his reign, stated a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“The High Commissioner has consistently reminded Haiti of its absolute obligation to investigate these well-documented serious human rights violations and to prosecute those responsible for them,” Rupert Colville told a news briefing in Geneva.Human rights groups have long called for Duvalier to be arrested in relation to rights abuses carried out during his rule. The former president made a surprise return to Haiti in January 2011, after 25 years of exile in France and amidst a political crisis in his country.Soon after Duvalier’s return, OHCHR offered Haitian authorities technical assistance for prosecuting crimes committed from 1971 to 1986 when he was in power.Colville voiced concern about a string of reports quoting Haitian judicial officials as saying that Duvalier may only face charges of financial corruption rather than ones relating to human rights abuses during his time in power.“We are extremely disappointed at reports that Mr Duvalier may not be charged with any human rights crimes, despite numerous complaints by victims to the prosecutor,” he stated.“It is clear under international law that there is no statute of limitations for such crimes, and the UN human rights office has provided technical assistance and legal advice stressing this point.”Colville added that impunity for such serious crimes cannot be allowed to prevail.“We urge the relevant authorities to ensure that justice is, belatedly, delivered to the many victims of human rights abuses committed under the government of Mr Duvalier. There can be no true reconciliation and forgiveness without justice.”Caribbean News Now Sharelast_img read more

Monique Canoville is Digicel’s first big prize winner

first_img Share Monique Canoville(r) of Sales and Marketing Manager Nathalie Walsh (L)Roseau, Dominica: ‘The Spell Digicel and Win’ promotion which was launched in November brought lots of prizes to many Digicel customers, many of whom walked away with weekly prizes, such as, cash, digital cameras, large screen TVs, food vouchers and even weekend getaways to the Rosalie Bay Resort and Guadeloupe. However, as part of the $80,000 giveaway, Monique Cannoville of Belles, emerged the first grand prize winner of a whopping $25,000 cash last Friday January 20th. Ms. Canoville was one of three other lucky Digicel customers who all correctly spelled the word ‘D I G I C E L’ to participate in the first big prize draw which was held in the form of a game show. The four semi-finalist first had to dip an envelope in the golden box for the big prize winner to be chosen. Canoville emerged the lucky customer with the envelope congratulating her as the finalist to proceed to pull her lucky card with a cash value to win up to EC$25,000. After two attempts and support from her sister and the crowd Canoville selected the lucky card with the whooping amount of EC$25,000. The other three semi-finalists, Carleen John of Goodwill, Joy Bardouille of Point Mitchel and Shervon Andre of Goodwill didn’t walk away empty handed and each received a brand new Nokia E5 handset with $300 credit. The first grand prize winner said, “I am so happy to have won so much cash from Digicel and I will be putting my winnings towards my education.” Digicel’s Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, said; “Digicel continues to deliver on its promise to give the best value to its customers in Dominica. We are proud to excite customers with our innovative promotions giving them an opportunity to win great prizes throughout the year. It is our joy to announce Monique Canoville, a self-employed 19 year old of Belles the winner. Now she can continue her dream of furthering her education with her cash prize of EC$25,000 in the SPELL DIGICEL AND WIN promotion. Digicel congratulates Ms. Canoville and thank all its customers who have participated in this promotion.”Digicel is pleased to announce a lucky Joy Bardouille of Pointe Michel and Kathleen John Baptiste of Wallhouse as the semi-finalists to participate in the final ‘Spell Digicel and Win’ big prize draw. The draw is carded to take place on Friday 10th February outside the Digicentre Store on Great George and Marlborough Street. There will be lots of fun and excitement with entertainment from our favorite calypsonians and cultural groups. We invite all to come join us in the fun and witness the lucky Digicel customer to walk away with EC $25,000 hard cash. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica Share LocalNews Monique Canoville is Digicel’s first big prize winner by: – February 1, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share 15 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

The Royals have arrived in Antigua

first_imgNewsRegional The Royals have arrived in Antigua by: – March 7, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Visiting royalty, The Earl of Wessex and his wife, Countess Sophie arrived at English Harbour on their yacht, Leander, yesterday. They were greeted by Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer along with other members of his government. The royal couple will continue their two-day visit with a round of engagements today. (Photo by Eustace Samuel)ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Countess Sophie of Wessex arrived at Nelson’s Dockyard yesterday morning on the last leg of their Caribbean tour in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.The Earl and Countess were met on board the yacht, Leander, by Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack, and upon disembarking were greeted by Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer. Other dignitaries present included D Gisele Isaac-Arrindell, Speaker of the House and Hazelyn Francis, Senate President.Speaking to The Daily OBSERVER, Spencer said, “The people who have come to participate in this would probably feel they are participating in an extremely historical event … I am delighted to be here.”The Prince was invited to inspect the Guard of Honour before the couple proceeded to a reception at the Copper and Lumber Store Hotel where they greeted several national awardees.The Earl and Countess privately toured the Nelson’s Dockyard Museum and Interpretation Centre and planted two lignum vitae trees in the roundabout near to the Copper and Lumber Store Hotel.The afternoon concluded with a lunch in the royal couple’s honour at Admiral’s Inn, hosted by the prime minister.The royal couple has also visited Barbados, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, St Kitts/Nevis and Montserrat on their Caribbean tour. Antigua & Barbuda is the last country the couple will visit before returning to the United Kingdom.The Prince last visited Antigua & Barbuda in 2006 for the country’s 25th Independence Day celebration. He is the fourth child of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh and is seventh in line to the throne of England.Antigua Observer Sharecenter_img Share 17 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Results of weekend matches played in the Trafalgar Basketball League

first_img Sharing is caring! On Saturday 30th, the Lily Valley Sharks defeated the Fond Canie Rebels by a final score of 57-54 pts. The game was evenly contested all through with the biggest lead being 6 pts, by either team. The Sharks, who began the season 0-3 are now 4-3 and could qualify for a place in the playoffs with a win against the mighty Elvis Welding Services Road Stars, who were 6-1 on Thursday night. Key players Ricky “Tarzan” Toussaint & Earl “Joe-Bob” Matthew were absent from this game.The Rebels, who were expecting to make the play-off with no headaches, are now in a must win situation in their final game on Saturday night against the Morne Prosper Long Horns, following this loss. They are now 4-3 after beginning the season 3-0 with convincing wins. Key player Shane Guiste was out, but should be back for the final game, to ensure his team gets a passage to the play offs. The top performers for Sharks were; Clinton “Boogie” Charles 15 pts, 3 asts; Mathias Douglas – 14 pts, 5 reb and Craig t. Rose – 10 pts, 6 reb, 4 asts.The top performers for Rebels were Ronald Bruno – 14 pts, 6 reb, Peter Rickets – 12 pts, 5 reb and Joel Mc’Intyre & John Roberts 9 pts each.On Sunday 1st, the R.C Bullets defeated the Laudat Spartans by a final score of 84-78 pts. Finally, a team has beaten the Spartans.After losing their first two games, the addition of twin brothers, Jamal & Jervon Serrant really had the Spartans looking like the 1996 Chicago Bulls, unbeatable. However, this is their first loss in four games and are now tied at 3-3. The brothers contributed 49 of the Spartans 78 pts, but there was no help from anyone else, with only one other player in double digits. Star player Shaun Reid was not available for this game, and he definitely took the wrong night off, as Abbot & Costello, (Garth Joseph & Bernard Mills) exploited the Spartans. The Bullets depended heavily on their two star players as they accounted for 67 of the 84 pts, with minimal help coming from Ronald “Bing” Charles. The bullets again, look like a force to reckon with after losing 3 straight games without Bernard mills. They are now 3-4, with one game remaining, and may still qualify to make the play offs, according to how other games in the group goes, over the next week. The bullets certainly quieted all those who continued to talk about the brothers like Micheal Jordann & Kobe Bryant. The top performers for Spartans were; Jamal Serrant – 29 pts, 6 reb, 4 asts, Jervon Serrant – 20 pts, 4 reb, 7 asts and Kurt Rolle – 10 pts, 2 reb.The top performers for Bullets were; Bernard Mills – 38 pts, 6 asts, 2 stls (16 free throws), Garth Joseph – 29 pts, 11 reb and Ronald “Bing” Charles – 11 pts, 4 reb.The next game is for Tuesday night at 7:30 between the Fond Canie Upsetters & Bath Estate Huskies at Trafalgar basketball court.By: Edgar George Tweet Share NewsSports Results of weekend matches played in the Trafalgar Basketball League by: – April 3, 2012center_img Share Share 13 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Mourinho aiming for £2m Spurs Champions League bonus

first_imgJose Mourinho is in line for a lucrative payout should he steer Tottenham into the Champions League, claims the Daily Mail. Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho Spurs are currently nine points behind Mourinho’s former employers Chelsea in fourth place.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truecenter_img Read Also:Mourinho and Tottenham should sit tight, says Redknapp But if they manage to turn the tables on the Blues and reach the competition, their manager will receive a bonus of £2 million. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Djokovic mourns Kobe Bryant,daughter

first_img Promoted ContentThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindGreatest Movies In History Since 1982Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?A Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leave6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In Barbados Loading… While a number of tennis identities were familiar with Bryant, Djokovic shared a special bond with the 41-year-old. Indeed, just two days ago Djokovic credited Bryant with helping him arrest his form slump. “Kobe has been one of my mentors,” Djokovic told ESPN. “I’ve had several phone conversations with him and also of course when we see each other live in the past couple of years. “When I was going through the injury with my elbow and struggling mentally and emotionally to handle all of these different things that were happening to me and dropping in the rankings and then having to work my way up, he was one of the people who was really there for me to give me some valuable advice and guidelines to kind of believe and trust in myself, trust the process that I’ll be back. “I’m very grateful to him for being there for me, for being very supportive. “I love Kobe. Who doesn’t? He’s an amazing guy and one of the best basketball players and athletes of all time.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The duo, along with seven others, were killed in a helicopter crash in California. “My heart truly mourns over the news today,” Djokovic said. “Kobe was a great mentor and friend to me. You and your daughter will live forever in our hearts. “There are not enough words to express my deepest sympathies to the Bryants and every family suffering from this tragedy. RIP my friend.”Advertisement Tennis ace, Novak Djokovic has delivered a heartfelt message in the wake of the tragic death of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.last_img read more

Vietnam F1 Grand Prix gets go-ahead despite virus fears

first_img Read Also: UCL: Leipzig shot-stopper Gulacsi relishes Tottenham test The fee has been picked up in full by the country’s largest private conglomerate, VinGroup, which is hoping to dazzle with a night race on a street track. The commitment to hold the race will likely be welcomed by Formula One chiefs who are scrambling to fit the postponed Shanghai race into this season’s schedule. The Chinese GP, scheduled for April 19, last week joined the World Athletics Indoor Championships and European Tour and LPGA golf tournaments in being shelved because of the deadly outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Vietnam’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi in April as planned, organisers told AFP on Tuesday, avoiding the fate of the Chinese Grand Prix which was postponed over the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The virus, which has killed more than 1,800 people in China, has trashed Asia’s sporting calendar, forcing the postponement of top events including the Hong Kong Sevens rugby. Vietnam is preparing to stage its first Formula One race in Hanoi But Vietnamese authorities said the country’s inaugural F1 race would go ahead as “scheduled” on April 5, Le Ngoc Chi, CEO of Vietnam Grand Prix told AFP. That flies in the face of mounting fears over the spread of the virus from neighbouring China and the risk of transmission among the crowds expected to make the journey to the Vietnamese capital. “The time for the… F1 race will not be postponed or delayed,” Tran Trung Hieu, deputy director of Hanoi’s tourism department was quoted as saying by state media Tuesday. “Although this is a sports event, it has a very huge impact on Vietnam and Hanoi’s tourism,” he said, adding all measures will be taken to ensure safety. AFP reporters saw workers building stands at the racetrack as construction continued this week. Last week, Vietnam became the only country outside of China to enforce a mass quarantine of a community to contain a cluster of virus cases. Checkpoints have been set up around the six villages that make up Son Loi, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) outside Hanoi after six people were detected with the virus there. Vietnam, which shares a porous border with China, has 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including those in Son Loi. Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Loading… It banned all flights to and from mainland China in a bid to stop the virus from spreading. It also suspended new tourist visas for Chinese nationals or foreigners who had been in China over the past two weeks. The communist country will get its first taste of the glitz and glamour of Formula One with the Hanoi race, as the sport attempts to reach new markets in Southeast Asia. Hanoi has bet big on the event’s popularity, signing a 10-year, multi-million-dollar deal with Formula One last year which state media said would cost Vietnam $60 million per year.last_img read more

Solskjaer: Health service are real heroes

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to the NHS and health services across the globe, as he appreciates everybody is being forced to adapt to the current situation. Ighalo’s loan expires in June but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about signing him permanently With the coronavirus pandemic forcing populations throughout the world into lockdown in order to limit the spread, sport has obviously been forced to stop. “I think it’s important we as footballers and we working as role models, have got a difference to make and we can do that just by sending out messages on social media and stuff,” says Ole in our latest United Hangout. “Our players have been really good. They’re good lads and I trust them. They’re naturally fit anyway and want to improve. The training side is find, you find they’re good people and you try to encourage, as we’ve all got to adjust. “We all know, sometimes, we’re the heroes but, at the moment, we can be the back-up support. The NHS and the Health Service, they are the real heroes now. “It’s the same for me in Norway, watching what is happening there. I think we all realise how much [is being done] and I don’t think we should save money on health. Health is a critical thing. Sorry for the political message, it just got me involved there!“ The United players are dealing with the unprecedented situation in their own way as we await information on when the action can resume. “Some of our players have families abroad and some of them were able to go back home to be with them,” explains Solskjaer. “I don’t know when we are going to get back into football and we’ve got to set dates for when we are going to report but, of course, we’re updated all the time with the government and the authorities. Hopefully, our fans will know they want to come back into football in a good frame of mind but the players need some time back home now.” When asked if it was disappointing that the pause came when United were firing on all cylinders, the boss was philosophical about the predicament. “I can call it a shame but it’s just life now,” he said. “We’ve all got to adjust and I think everyone knows what is more important than anything now is people’s lives. When football is part of our life and, when football is back, we know normality has come back. I am sure the fans are eager to come back but they also have a part to play. Let’s make sure we get through this together.” In a final message to the United supporters across the word, Ole preaches patience and a need to continue looking at the bigger picture. Read Also:Man Utd to splash £1.1m bonus on Sanchez after Inter loan “I think we all know the situation now,” he says. “We’re all patient and looking forward to football coming back to the stadiums and on TV but, in the meantime, we’ve all got a real important role to play in staying at home and following the guidelines to help the NHS. If anyone can volunteer and help, that’s fantastic and that’s the way we save lives.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”These TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldUse Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect JobBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more