Business penalised – because the boss believes in marriage! (US)

first_imgDenver pauses Chick-fil-A’s bid, citing their opposition to gay 24 August 2015The Denver City Council is taking its time deciding whether Chick-fil-A, whose CEO is opposed to gay marriage, should be allowed to open a restaurant in the Denver airport.The City Council has voted to take two weeks “to look at the policies involved” before voting on whether Chick-fil-A would be approved to fry chicken bits in the Denver International Airport.The City Council, which made its ruling last week, told CNNMoney on Monday that Denver “has been at the forefront of honoring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families with non-discrimination clauses and partner benefits.”The fast food chain’s opposition to gay marriage is what gave the city council “pause.”“When Denver International Airport proposed a concession with a company that had a history of funding opposition to this recognition, it was important that we as a City Council take a pause to ensure that all the policies are in place with all of the entities involved to ensure there will be no discrimination, and that benefits will be provided equally to all employees and their spouses, regardless of their sexual orientation,” said the City Council.When asked about the issue, a spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A said the company is “focused on serving great food and providing remarkable service to every single customer.” read more

Moringa: A plant with multiple medical uses and benefits

first_img 631 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Moringa: A plant with multiple medical uses and benefits by: – July 8, 2014center_img Share Share Moringa has been identified as the vegetable with the highest nutritional value among many types of food species studied.Moringa oleifera has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value and medicinal benefits. Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.Moringa can act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine.Moringa Leaves Medicinal uses and benefits• Leaves rubbed against the temple can relieve headaches.• To stop bleeding from a shallow cut, apply a poultice of fresh leaves.• There is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect when applied to wounds or insect bites.• Extracts can be used against bacterial or fungal skin complaints.• Leaf tea treats gastric ulcers and diarrhoea.• Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition due to the high protein and fibre content.* Leaves treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, inflammation of the mucus membrane* The iron content of the leaves is high, and they are reportedly prescribed for anemia in the Philippines.* Dried Moringa leaves treat diarrhoea in Malawi, Africa.* The powder ground from the seeds is also used in the treatment of scurvy skin diseases (common bacterial infections of the skin).Moringa Flowers Medicinal uses and benefits• Flower juice improves the quality and flow of mothers’ milk when breast feeding.• Flower juice is useful for urinary problems as it encourages urination.* In Haiti, villagers boil Moringa flowers in water and drink the tea as a powerful cold remedy.Moringa Pods Medicinal uses and benefits• If eaten raw, pods act as a de-wormer and treat liver and spleen problems and pains of the joints.• Due to high protein and fibre content they can play a useful part in treating malnutrition and diarrhoea.Moringa Seeds Medicinal uses and benefits• Used for their antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties to treat arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, sexually transmitted diseases and boils. The seeds are roasted, pounded, mixed with coconut oil and applied to the problem area. Seed oil can be used for the same ailments.• Roasted seeds and oil can encourage urination.• They can also be used as a relaxant for epilepsy.Moringa seeds are effective against skin-infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They contain the potent antibiotic and fungicide terygospermin.Moringa roots, bark and gum Medicinal uses and benefitsThe roots and the bark have all of the properties described above but are more concentrated. Therefore much more care should be taken if using them as medicines.* The roots and bark are used for cardiac and circulatory problems, as a tonic and for inflammation. The bark is an appetizer and digestive.* In Senegal and India, roots are pounded and mixed with salt to make a poultice for treating rheumatism and articulars pains. In Senegal, this poultice is also used to relieve lower back or kidney pain• Fodder-branches* The alkaloid spirachin (a nerve paralysant) has been found in the roots.* The gum is diuretic, astringent and abortifacient and is used against asthma.Moringa Oil Medicinal uses and benefits* Oil of Ben is used for hysteria, scurvy, prostate problems and bladder troubles.* Villagers in Oman use Moringa oil to treat stomach disorders. They also use it in perfume and hair oil.Moringa & Ayurveda Medicinal uses and benefitsUses every part of the Moringa Tree and considers it one of the most valuable and useful plants. The ayurvedic medicine of India has many uses for Moringa Tree products, such as a natural antibiotic, an aid in childbirth, for treating liver disorders, and many other uses.Moringa & Siddha Medicinal uses and benefitsIn Siddha medicine says that the leaves are full of medicinal properties. The drumstick seeds are used as a sexual virility drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men and also in women for prolonging sexual activity.Miracletrees.orglast_img read more

Wenger lured Ozil to Arsenal

first_img Press Association The 24-year-old became the Gunners’ club-record signing on Monday evening having undergone a medical in Munich, where he is currently on international duty. Ozil’s first-team options at Madrid were likely to become more limited after Real completed a world-record 100million euros deal for Gareth Bale and the former Werder Bremen midfielder admitted the chance to play for Wenger was a big factor in leading him towards choosing the Barclays Premier League club. “Mesut is a top quality footballer who will be a fantastic addition to our talented squad. We are all looking forward to him joining up with us after his international matches with Germany and working with us as an Arsenal player.” Viviano’s season-long loan deal was also confirmed on transfer deadline day and Wenger believes the Italy international will challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the first-choice goalkeeper’s position at the Emirates. “Viviano is a player that we have rated for some time and we are very pleased to have signed him on loan,” he said. “He’s experienced and has proved himself at a high level, and provides us with excellent cover to our existing goalkeepers.” “I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League,” he told Arsenal’s official website. “It will be great for my own personal development as a player and I am particularly looking forward to working with Arsene Wenger. “From our negotiations it is clear the club has huge ambition and I look forward to being part of an exciting future.” Before Sunday’s 1-0 win over big-spending Tottenham, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had seen moves for Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Yohan Cabaye all fail to materialise, but was finally able to land a big-name signing following the free transfers of Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini and a loan move for Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano. The Arsenal manager was delighted to have landed a player of such a high calibre as Ozil. He said: “We are extremely pleased to have signed Mesut Ozil. “He is a great player, with proven quality at both club and international level. We have watched and admired him for some time as he has all the attributes I look for in an Arsenal player. “I have said throughout the summer that we have been working hard to bring in top quality players to this football club. This has involved many, many people across the club and I have always had the full support of the club in making decisions on the football side. New Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil has explained the opportunity to work under Arsene Wenger was one of the main reasons he decided to leave Real Madrid in a deal reported to be worth £43million.last_img read more

Martinez happy with Barry impact

first_img The 32-year-old came through the ranks at Villa before moving to Manchester City and now plies his trade at Goodison Park after a transfer deadline-day loan agreement was struck. Everton boss Martinez, who also brought in Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku on a temporary deal, reckons Barry has been a great individual to have in and around the club. Press Association Roberto Martinez has praised the impact loan signing Gareth Barry has had on the Everton dressing room as the midfielder prepares to return to former club Aston Villa on Saturday. “It is not just in the games, it is in having him around,” he said. “From the first day that he arrived he has been an incredible influence with the youngsters and an influence on the standards we have in training. “Just with that alone you realise what a figure we have at the club. He is someone who breathes the game and brings the experience he has had from his career. “He is playing with the desire and enthusiasm of an 18-year-old and has been a great player for us and I just want him to keep enjoying his football at Everton for as long as we can.” Despite being happy with Barry’s start at the club, Martinez refused to be drawn on whether he would be looking to make the England international’s move a permanent one. “It is not the right time,” he added. “I wouldn’t put that in his mindset at the moment, all I want him to focus on is to keep enjoying his football and push for a start at the weekend and develop that competition behind the scenes – that is the only thing that matters at the moment.” One player whose long-term future at Goodison Park also appears to remain in the balance is that of Leighton Baines. The left-back was subject to bids from Manchester United during the summer but, unlike former team-mate Marouane Fellaini, he was not sold to ex-Everton boss David Moyes at Old Trafford. The 28-year-old Baines has started the season in great form for club and country but Martinez confirmed no negotiations have opened with the former Wigan man, who has under two years remaining on his current contract. Asked about a new deal for Baines, Martinez replied: “There is no train of thought on that at the moment. “At the moment all that matters is to see Leighton fully fit and enjoying his football. All his performance stats have improved from last season and that is important to me. “That is what matters, everything else is just trying to find an issue from the outside to see what we can comment on.” Moyes’ United side currently sit one place and four points below Everton in the Barclays Premier League table with the Toffees just one point off a place in the top four. Martinez feels it would need a monumental effort from his players to end the season with Champions League qualification but he reckons his ever-improving side are in with a shout. “I think it [the close table] shows that there are six clubs that all are expected to be fighting for the Champions League spots,” he said. “Anyone who wants to break into those top four positions it is going to take an important effort. “I look at the six points we dropped earlier in the season with the three draws where we were really good in everything we did and six points now would make a big difference in the table. “In the manner that we have been consistent game after game allows me to think that the squad is ready to be pushed, challenge each other and is ready to hit good heights and that is what we are going to do. “Game by game we will become better, become stronger and when we get around April, March we will know where we are and what we can fight for in the league.” Fit again Steven Pienaar will be challenging for a start after scoring just seconds after coming off the bench in last weekend’s win against Hull. Martinez also confirmed Darron Gibson has responded well to surgery on a cruciate knee ligament injury and expects defender Antolin Alcaraz to be available after the next international break. last_img read more

Trio add spice to Sandwich

first_img A stumbling block to all three might be Aidan O’Brien’s Iniesta, who disappointed over a mile and a half at the Curragh on his seasonal reappearance in a run that looked too bad to be true. The opening Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden could prove informative, with O’Brien saddling the newcomer Outstanding (Colm O’Donoghue) and the twice-raced Simply A Star (Seamie Heffernan). Much attention is likely to surround Outstanding, who is a full-sister to the top-class Magician, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Irish 2,000 Guineas last season. She holds an entry in the Moyglare Stud Stakes. Jim Bolger’s Pleascach should give a good guide to the form as she sets quite a standard having been fourth in the Group Three Grangecon Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. That was a first sighting of a racecourse for the Teofilo filly. Five last-time-out scorers make up the field for the Visit The Leopardstown Circle Lounge Race, with O’Brien relying on Toscanelli, a full-brother to Mars who scored easily at Limerick. The Ger Lyons-trained Bertie Le Belge beat a stablemate of Toscanelli on his debut at the Curragh, though, and he could prove tough to beat. Elsewhere on a fairly competitive card, Willie Mullins throws his Pink Hat into the ring for the Leopardstown Club Membership Maiden. The daughter of Presenting is already a dual bumper and hurdle winner and comes into the contest on the back of two recent jumps wins at Cork and Kilbeggan. No less than five of the six runners are previous bumper winners, with Dermot Weld’s 75-rated Flat performer Martys Magic the only to have failed in his bid to win in that grade. An intriguing looking ‘Hamsandwich’ Handicap at Leopardstown on Thursday features three last-time-out winners in a field of eight. Tarziyna, Princess Pearlita and Bride The Bouncer were the successful trio, with the first-named looking particularly promising with her six-length success in a Sligo maiden last month. The John Oxx-trained daughter of Raven’s Pass was having her third run and starts life in handicap company off a mark of 86. Jessica Harrington’s Bribe The Bouncer just got up to score over a mile at Listowel and looks sure to be suited by this try at 10 furlongs. Princess Pearlita, trained by Mick Halford, has her first run since winning at Dundalk in November and first beyond a mile. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Warne like drift makes Kuldeep more difficult to face compared to Chahal: Hayden

first_imgMatthew Hayden pointed out the reasons why Kuldeep was chosen ahead of Chahal. Ashton Turner’s heroics helped Australia to level the five-match series 2-2. India will play against Australia in the final ODI on March 13 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Chahal can, however, be negotiated, feels Hayden, who was hugely successful against Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble at their peak. “Chahal is a different bowler. He is very stump-to-stump. He bowls much flatter and straighter. He doesn’t get the drift. If I was a player, I would prefer facing Chahal because he doesn’t get the drift,” said Hayden, who has 8000-plus Test and 6000 plus ODI runs for Australia. The finger spinners are not much in demand in the 50-over format and Hayden blames it on the restrictive approach which has been their undoing. “What has happened is that off-spinners have learned the art to contain batsmen, which had kept them in play for a certain period of time. But now, the players have got used to the flatter trajectory of the off-spinners. Off-spinners have lost the art of being able to get the pace to drop (vary pace),” said Hayden. He then cited Nathan Lyon’s approach in the second ODI in Nagpur, comparing the two spells from the off-spinner.”During his second spell, the speed was like 80-82 kmph compared to 90-92 kmph in the first spell. So that’s a clear drop of 10kmph. All of a sudden, he looked unplayable. There is no doubt in his mind that the bowlers have to show guts to make a move like that in limited-overs cricket.””They have this courage issue where they don’t want to give away runs. In Tests, they become wicket-takers compared to being run-savers. That’s the difference,” he concluded. New Delhi : The Indian team is currently playing a five-match ODI series against Australia. The limited overs bilateral series will also be India’s last assignment before the forthcoming World Cup. Though many believed that India will do experimentation in this series and try a few bench faces, Indian skipper and the team management went with another thought – playing ‘the strongest team’ in their view. However, a regular face who didn’t feature in the first three games was probably the only likable miss in the eleven and that was – Yuzvendra Chahal.On this, Australian batting legend, Matthew Hayden said, “Shane Warne like drift” makes Kuldeep Yadav a more difficult bowler to face compared to Yuzvendra Chahal.”Kuldeep and Chahal, the two Indian wrist spinners, have troubled the world’s best batsmen in the shorter formats. So what makes them special? “Leg spinners provide option and variety. In particular, if you look at Kuldeep, his strength is not how far he turns the ball but his strength is how the ball just like Shane Warne’s deliveries arrives at the batsman. It has a distinct curve in the air,” Hayden told PTI during an interview. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

FB : Jones still out with injury, to miss game Saturday against Southern California

first_imgTo be without your best defensive player against Rhode Island is one thing. To be without him against Southern California is a whole different dilemma.On Monday, Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone announced that defensive end Chandler Jones would miss the Orange’s game against USC. It is the second consecutive game that Jones will miss with what has only been described as a lower-body injury.And going into a matchup with ‘maybe the best program in college football,’ the continued absence of Jones is a big blow to SU.‘Chandler Jones is not going to play this week, so we’ve lost arguably our best defensive player,’ Marrone said in his press conference Monday.In addition to the loss of Jones, Syracuse will also be without safety Olando Fisher. He missed the game against Rhode Island with a lower-body injury as well, and Marrone said he won’t be suiting up against the Trojans.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne bright spot for the Orange is the potential return of cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson. Named the starter for the season opener against Wake Forest, Anderson played only 15 snaps before leaving the game with an upper-body injury. He didn’t return and missed the game against the Rams last week.Though Marrone could only say that Anderson ‘might’ play against USC, the possibility of his return to the SU secondary is certainly encouraging. Especially since the Orange defensive backs face the mammoth challenge of defending Trojans’ wide receiver Robert Woods, who is averaging 139.5 yards per game and 1.5 touchdowns per game.‘(Woods) is probably the best player in the country at his position,’ Marrone said Monday.In terms of the future, Marrone said Jones and Fisher will be evaluated again next week. He said he is hoping for a ‘good report’ and that those two players will be allowed to return to the field.Freshman Kobena impressive in return gameJeremiah Kobena’s prediction proved false, but the freshman kick returner for the Orange remains just one block, one seam or one alley away from reaching the end zone.‘We think he has the potential to break one at any given time,’ SU assistant head coach John Anselmo said last week.Leading up to Syracuse’s game against Rhode Island, Kobena predicted he would take a kick off all the way back for a touchdown against the Rams. Though he was just one game into his collegiate career, the freshman already had a certain confidence in his breathtaking speed.‘I’m kind of confident I’ll break one this next game,’ he said prior to the game against Rhode Island. ‘I’m very confident because what (SU running backs coach Tyrone) Wheatley put together, it’s basically the same thing (as last week), but we have a great feel for it now with repetition.’With each game, Kobena becomes more comfortable with his 10 teammates on special teams. Kobena and Anselmo both said that special teams is the most difficult unit to have all 11 players on the same page.If any one player misses a block, a member of the opponent’s kick coverage gets a free run at Kobena for an easy tackle.That said, Kobena has one limitation as SU’s returner.‘He’s allowed one cut,’ Anselmo said.After that, Kobena must take off, ‘100 miles per hour,’ as Anselmo put it. He and the SU coaching staff don’t want the young returner spending any unnecessary time moving laterally.Through two games, Kobena is averaging 20.7 yards per return. He hasn’t been amazing, but he’s been close to it.In both of SU’s games this season, Kobena has been inches away from busting through with a big return. His best chance was on a 37-yard return against Wake Forest, in which he took the ball from the right sideline, made his one cut back toward the middle and took off upfield.‘A lot of people on the team say I have no moves,’ Kobena said laughing.No moves — maybe. But speed, he’s got Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Falcons to Finish Task against Gambians on Monday

first_imgThe Super Falcons are set to make sure of a place in the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of Gambia’s Queen Scorpions in Lagos today.Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long range strike was the difference between both teams at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Wednesday, meaning the eight –time champions will not be under intense pressure at the Agege Stadium.On Friday, just like the Falcons, the Queen Scorpions arrived in Lagos, and trained on Saturday morning ahead of the official training at the match venue on Sunday. Coach Thomas Dennerby sees no sign of the Cup holders imploding on home soil, and the Super Falcons will maintain their record of appearing in every edition of the flagship competition for women in African football if they avoid defeat on Monday evening.Veteran goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, who was between the sticks in Bakau, will most likely have Faith Michael, Ngozi Ebere, Josephine Chukwunonye and Onome Ebi in front of her, with Halimat Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi and Captain Rita Chikwelu (who missed the first leg in Bakau) to string things in midfield.Reigning African Woman Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega and Anam Imo are available for the demolition job at the fore.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mayor hosts countywide arts challenge for high school Students

first_imgBroward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is channeling her passion for the local arts community by issuing the first student art contest to recognize talents of Broward County’s youth.Broward residents in grades 9-12 who attend public, private or home school are eligible to submit work for the Mayor’s Art Challenge.Monday, August 28th is the deadline for students to submit their application. These can be found on the Cultural Division’s calls-for-artists page. Students will need to submit their application with digital images of the artwork (up to two entries), a parental release form and indicate their County Commission District via the submission website.Winners will notified in SeptemberMayor Sharief and all Broward County Commissioners will select one first place winner and one runner up from each of the nine districts in the County. Winners will be notified in early September. The winning artworks will be auctioned off at the Mayor’s Gala on October 21st.. Proceeds raised will directly benefit the United Way charity organization. Winning artists will be recognized at a County Commission Meeting hosted by the Mayor.Accepted mediums:Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)Collages: must be two-dimensionalPrints: lithographs, silkscreen, block printsMixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.Computer-generated artPhotographsAbout the Broward Cultural Division Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands, across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has nearly 1.9 million residents, 15.4 million annual visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,291 arts-related businesses employing 23,498 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. information about the Broward Cultural Division call 954-357-7457last_img read more

GBA to protest Richard Commey’s loss to Robert Easter Jr

first_imgIt was another day of shame for boxing officiating, says an executive member of the Ghana Boxing Authority(GBA)The unhappy Authority are set to file a protest against the split points decision that denied Ghanaian Boxer Richard Commey a World title as he lost the IBF lightweight bout against American Robert Easter Junior in Reading, PennsylvaniaIn a close contest in which the Ghanaian dropped the American on the canvass in the eighth round insists their campatriot was given a raw deal.Alhaji Tawfif, an executive member of the GBA told the Graphic Sports that the authority was shocked by the decision – which he desribed as ”daylight robbery” – as it was obvious Commey won on the night.“All those who watched the fight including the GBA officials were convinced that Commey was the aggressor, who left his opponent with no option than to hold him (Commey) throughout the fight.“It was another day of shame for boxing officiating and we of the GBA are obliged to state our position and let the world know that the unanimous decision was a daylight robbery”, he added. Alhaji Tawfik contended that Commey paid the price for the inability to stage the fight in Ghana. “In fact, we had the opportunity to promote the fight in Ghana, but the GBA had no support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.“Had the fight been staged in Ghana the story would have been different”, he argued.Commey is expected in the country tonight.last_img read more