SPORT-COPA-ARGENTINA 2 LAST

first_imgAll three have played a pivotal role in the US campaign, All three have played a pivotal role in the US campaign, with Wood providing the speed and thrust in attack which has created the space for veteran Clint Dempsey to thrive, and Jones a towering presence in the heart of midfield. Although Klinsmann has urged his team to shed their underdog mentality, insisting he wants them to be bold against more heralded opponents, a gung-ho approach against Argentina could be disastrous. When the relentless US pressing dropped off in the second half against Ecuador in the quarter-finals, the South Americans created chance after chance only to be let down by poor finishing. Argentina, who have amassed 14 goals in four games, are unlikely to be as profligate. Messi, superb in Saturdays 4-1 quarter-final demolition of Venezuela, where he scored once to join Gabriel Batistuta as Argentinas record international goalscorer with 54 goals, cautions that facing the hosts on home turf may not be as straightforward as it seems. “Were on the right track, but it will be very difficult playing in front of the American crowd. Physically they are a very strong team and they can do a lot of damage if they are allowed to play,” warned Messi. Yet it is hard to see anything other than an Argentina victory which would leave Gerardo Martinos side 90 minutes away from ending a 23-year wait for a major title. Messi and his team-mates have suffered agonizing losses in the finals of last years Copa America in Chile and the 2014 World Cup against Germany. “It is clear that I want to win something with my country and I want to do everything I can to make that happen,” said the Barcelona superstar. AFP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Nearly 200 elementary students in Chula Vista receive new bikes

Nearly 200 elementary students in Chula Vista receive new bikes

first_img Posted: December 12, 2018 December 12, 2018 Updated: 8:19 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI)- Nearly 200 elementary students at Harborside Elementary in Chula Vista got a wonderful surprise today, an early visit from Santa and a new bike!KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez has the details. KUSI Newsroom, center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Nearly 200 elementary students in Chula Vista receive new bikes KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Jaspreet Sagu aka Jas Sagu Opens Up About Her Journey Into Blogging

first_imgJas Sagu aka ‘WomanILoveYou’ is one of the most successful names in the world of blogging who has gained immense recognition and has a massive 245k followers on Instagram. The Boss babe is currently making waves on social media with her travel posts but not many know she is originally from Mumbai. Back in the day when blogging was merely considered a hobby, Jas was undeterred by her passion for fashion and hence took the great leap forward.The inspiration behind starting her blog was her unwavering love for fashion, style & makeovers. Moreover her obsession for constantly transcending herself saw the geniture of her blog ‘WomanILoveYou.’ ‘That name didn’t come easy to me’ she recalls. Jas spent a lot of time in self introspection as she wanted a blog name that didn’t just sound good but more importantly made a connect with herself and eventually her audience.The name ‘WomanILoveYou’ is more like an expression of a woman who is unabashedly learning and accepting herself. It is an affirmation to oneself ‘Hey Woman! I Love You.So what was our Woman doing before she became Woman!ILoveYou ? Before submersing herself into the nouveau world of blogging, she worked as a preschool teacher and also had a lucrative career in All India Radio as an english radio jockey. Like they say rest is history! Her blog name is followed by a tag line – #SmackThatRedLipStickOn through which she wants to urge every woman to embrace and empower their lives to the fullest. So the next time you smack that red lipstick on, own it Woman!IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

25 killed in Senegal road accident

25 killed in Senegal road accident

first_imgTwenty-five people were killed on Monday when a packed minibus and a bus collided in northern Senegal, emergency services said.The minibus had been heading to the central city of Touba, taking people to an annual pilgrimage of the Mourides, a Sufi Muslim brotherhood.The vehicle had an official capacity of 14 people but was carrying 27 at the time, 24 of whom were killed. The 25th fatality was the driver of the bus.The state-run news agency APS, quoting hospital sources, said at least 25 people had died.last_img

Harvey Victims Leave Shelters But Face Dire Housing Needs

Harvey Victims Leave Shelters But Face Dire Housing Needs

first_img Share David J. Phillip, APGaston Kirby, right, and Juan Minutella leave Kirby’s flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, in Houston.While the number of evacuees seeking refuge in Houston’s emergency shelters dwindled 10 days after Harvey struck, many people who had left by Monday still faced dire housing needs.Some returned to public housing complexes inundated with sewage and mud. More than 50,000 went to government-paid hotels, some far away from homes and schools. Others moved in with family and friends.Harvey did not discriminate, inundating exclusive neighborhoods and low-lying apartments for the poor, and was blamed for at least 60 deaths. Most of the evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center were lower-income, but some were from wealthier areas.Now, about 1,500 remain at the convention center, and several said they were homeless, disabled or from public housing. About 2,800 were at the NRG Center, another convention center that opened after George R. Brown reached double its original capacity.Harvey struck Texas on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, but brought the worst flooding to Houston and other areas as a tropical storm. The rain totaled nearly 52 inches (1.3 meters) in some spots.Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared Houston “open for business,” and offices and restaurants across downtown are expected to reopen Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday.Concerns about further explosions at a damaged chemical plant eased after officials on Sunday carried out a controlled burn of highly unstable compounds at the Arkema plant in Crosby. Three trailers had previously caught fire after Harvey’s floodwaters knocked out generators.Authorities said it was safe for residents of a 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometer) evacuation zone around the Arkema plant to return. They were forced to leave Aug. 29.The Federal Emergency Management Agency said 53,630 residents displaced by Harvey are currently staying in government-funded hotel rooms.FEMA says it has about 560,000 families registered for its housing assistance program.The temporary housing has been provided for 18,732 households, said FEMA spokesman Bob Howard. Once people are granted the assistance, there is a minimum allotment of 14 days, but that can be extended on a case-by-case basis.FEMA officials also are weighing other options such as mobile homes should the need arise.After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, FEMA bought thousands of mobile homes for people left homeless, but the program was plagued by problems. Some victims who lived in the homes were exposed to high levels of formaldehyde, which was used in building materials.On Monday night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that FEMA had granted his request for Community Disaster Loan assistance for areas hard-hit by the storm. Cities can obtain loans to help keep their operating budgets intact.While there were signs of hope for some displaced by Harvey, others were not so lucky. Some residents of the Clayton Homes returned to apartments filled with water and floors caked in mud and sewage.Clayton Homes residents were among the first to arrive at the convention center last weekend, many riding in the back of city dump trucks. The complex is bounded on one side by an interstate highway and on another by Buffalo Bayou, the muddy waterway that jumped its banks and sent water rushing into people’s homes.Piles of garbage and soggy furniture sat next to the gnarled remains of a fence separating the bayou from the complex. The rotting stench was present in parts of the complex.“We didn’t have anywhere to go but back here,” said Laquinna Russell as she stood in the complex’s laundry room with her husband, Antonio Washington, and one of their three children.Russell and Washington spent one night in a hotel room instead of going to the convention center, but they came back after they ran out of money.Russell used bleach to scrub the bottom floor of their two-story home as well as she could, but fears about mold and bacteria have forced the whole family to sleep on the second floor.The children’s newly purchased school clothes, however, were ruined. So was the family’s TV, their couch and many of their belongings, including their two cars.They registered for assistance from FEMA, but Russell and several other people said they couldn’t find a hotel nearby. And they’re still responsible for paying their rent.Rosie Carmouche spent two days at George R. Brown with her two children, walking almost a mile to the convention center as floodwaters slowly pushed toward her home. She showed photos of high water over parked cars on her street.The reason she came back home was what she saw on her way out of the complex.“You had looters swimming back, breaking into these people’s houses,” she said.She didn’t want to stay at the convention center for too long, fearing for her possessions.“They made you feel as comfortable as they possibly can. I will give them that,” Carmouche said of the convention center. “But when your mind is — you know what kind of community you live in? It’s hard.”D’Ona Spears and Brandon Polson managed to get a FEMA-funded hotel room near downtown but got kicked out after one night for lack of state identification. All of her paperwork had been lost in the floodwaters, Spears said.The family went to the Toyota Center, the basketball arena near the convention center that’s also housing evacuees. Then they were taken to a motel in Humble, a small city near Houston’s international airport about 20 miles away.Spears said they have no transportation and no way of getting the children to school when it resumes next week.“You can’t just pick the hotel,” she said. “You have to go further out, further out, further out.”Morris Mack sat outside the main entrance to the convention center, sharing a cigarette with another person as a military band played in the background.Mack arrived there Aug. 30 and hadn’t been able to re-enter his home in a public housing development in northwest Houston.While he registered for FEMA assistance, Mack’s cellphone was wrecked by floodwaters, and he didn’t have a working email address, making it difficult for the agency to get in touch with him or send him a check for assistance. He was waiting for government offices to reopen Tuesday so he can get a government assistance card that he could then use to get a cellphone to communicate with FEMA.“I’ve gotten to a point where it is what it is. There’s nothing I can do about it. Just trust in God.”___AP journalists Claudia Lauer and Adam Kealoha Causey in Dallas and Jeff McMurray in Chicago contributed to this report.last_img read more

Switch to stevia for a sweet healthy lifestyle

first_imgIn the midst of today’s hectic lifestyle, let’s spare a thought for one of the biggest threats to our health and general well-being: Excess of processed high calories and sugar. It is said that “prevention is better than cure”. Does this mean we should stop consuming food and drinks which have sugar? Maybe not. What if someone told you that you can maintain the sweetness in your life without adding any calories? And this, from a natural source with the same sweet flavour that your taste buds love? And, yes, with no harmful side-effects? Sounds too good to be true, but nature has gifted us “stevia” – a plant which has sweetness in its leaves – a sweetness that surpasses that of sugar, sugarcane juice, honey or coconut sugar. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGiven that stevia can replace unwanted sweetener calories, it can be the one tool for cutting calories from the Indian diet without affecting blood sugar or insulin levels. Plus, it is safe for people with diabetes and is also tooth friendly.Here are some of its advantages:Stevia does not increase blood glucose: Numerous studies have been conducted on the use of stevia and its effects on consumption. The stevia plant’s leaves contain naturally sweet molecules called steviol glycosides, which can be up to 400 times sweeter than sugar, but studies have shown that stevia has no effect on blood glucose levels. Thus, one can consume it without fear of affecting the blood sugar level. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveStevia leaves have almost no calories: It’s a gift of nature that has been used in various parts of the world. The leaves have been used by Guarani Indians in Paraguay for several hundreds of years to sweeten their “matte” (tea). In the 1970s, the Japanese picked it up as a natural sweetening option. Today, it is the No. 1 sugar substitute in Japan and the fastest-growing sweetener in most markets in the developed world like France and the US.Global safety recognition: Stevia sweeteners are permitted for use in foods and beverages in countries around the globe. Over 200 global studies have illustrated stevia’s safety for the entire family. Studies have also shown that it is safe for pregnant women. Stevia is safe for people with diabetes as it does not contain any calories or carbohydrates and therefore does not affect blood glucose or insulin levels. It has zero glycemic index.Stevia v/s artificial sweeteners: Realisation of the harm caused to health from consuming excess calories from sugar was the reason that ignited the search for substitutes, or artificial sweeteners. Saccharin, aspartame sucralose and the like became popular substitutes and then went out of favour owing to concerns from public about their origin and perceived lack of safety.What evidently seals the deal in stevia’s case as a sugar substitute is the fact that it is zero-calorie, zero-fat and 100 per cent natural.Imagine your rossogulla or gulab jamun without an overload of sugar, serving your child tomato ketchup without thinking of the extra sugar and calories, enjoying a serving of ice cream, cool carbonated drink without any sugar at all. The latest varieties of star leaf stevia can make the greatest taste possible without any harm or guilt.However, one must keep in mind that, till date, the research on stevia being a non-nutritive sweetener is still inconclusive. The impact of nonnutritive sweetener on an individual’s health may depend on the amount that is consumed, as well as the time of day it’s consumed. Many stevia products available at the grocery stores have very little stevia in them. They’re made from a highly refined stevia leaf extract called rebaudioside A (Reb-A), which is about 200 times sweeter than table sugar. Reb-A sweeteners are considered “novel sweeteners” because they’re a blend of different sweeteners, such as Reb-A, erythritol (a sugar alcohol), and dextrose (glucose). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says stevia glycosides, such as Reb-A, are “generally recognized as safe.” They haven’t approved whole-leaf stevia or crude stevia extract for use in processed foods and beverages due to a lack of safety information.last_img read more