By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents across the state are encouraging the people in their counties to increase their physical activity. As an incentive to get Georgians moving, agents are inviting them to spend eight weeks on a virtual walk around the state.Starting Feb. 18, Georgians can register to participate in Walk Georgia, an online program they can use to log the time they spend doing various exercise activities between March 2 and April 30. The program converts the exercise time into virtual miles.For example, 29 minutes spent throwing a Frisbee equals one mile. Jumping rope for eight minutes will give you a quicker one mile. Twenty minutes of actual walking equals one mile in the program.Over the course of the program, participants can take the virtual miles and use the online map to electronically chart a course as they “walk Georgia,” said Maria Bowie, a marketing specialist with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “As you move, you will read about the counties you visit virtually and learn new ways to improve your health,” Bowie said.Program miles aren’t the same as actual road miles. You only need 15 miles to move from one county into another.Participants can compete against individuals or teams in their counties. Patricia Stuckey says her county will be the best. “From what I see, the Web site is a friendly one, and it won’t take a lot of time,” said Stuckey, UGA Extension coordinator in Cobb County. “We’re all busy. This is in and out before you know it.”“We’ve learned through our research that 58 percent of adults in Georgia are inactive,” said Jan Baggarly, UGA Extension coordinator in Bibb County. “Our goal is to get some of that 58 percent moving.” One out of four adults in Georgia is obese, totaling 1.8 million people. Obesity leads to a variety of health problems, especially cardiovascular disease, which is the No. 1 killer in Georgia. “We hope to make a difference for some people as far as that statistic is concerned,” Baggarly said.To find out more or to register, go to www.walkgeorgia.org. While an e-mail address is required to register, individuals without one can join as part of a team as long as the team captain has an e-mail address. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
by: Chloe Della CostaAmericans hear a lot about how you can vote with your money, and typically it’s consumer purchases based on ethics or politics that come to mind. But it’s not just about what people buy (or don’t buy in the case of consumer boycotts). You can use physical currency as a tool to spread a message in the most literal sense.In 2014, protesters from Global Ultra Luxury Faction, an offshoot of the Gulf Labor coalition, signaled a demonstration in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A handheld bell sounded, and 9,000 “1%” mock dollar bills rained down with messages, such as “What does an ethical global museum look like?”G.U.L.F. has led numerous demonstrations against the Guggenheim to protest the poor working conditions of migrant laborers building Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The demonstration in the rotunda was inspired by Abbie Hoffman’s 1967 intervention at the New York Stock Exchange, where he orchestrated dumping fistfuls of real and fake bills down to the traders below.Using dollar bills to make a statement isn’t a new tactic, and it’s not going away any time soon. Money talks, as they say, and using money as part of spectacle can speak even louder. Here are three ways consumers use physical dollars to call for change. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
LONDON: Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko took time out from his wedding day to explain his bride and Ukranian television presenter Vlada Sedan’s comments about City boss Pep Guardiola.Sedan had on her YouTube channel criticised Guardiola and held him responsible for City’s defeat to Lyon in the Champions League quarter finals. “Guys, I need to say a few things about this interview,” said the Ukranian full-back in an Instagram post. “First of all, I didn’t say anything bad or judgmental about our tactics so don’t confuse my words please. I was explaining that we as players understand the effects tactics have and how given we have such great experience, we can adapt to the tactics we are given. “On the night we lost to Lyon that doesn’t mean the manager was wrong to try. If you have seen my interviews in the past and the way how I talk about our manager then you can believe me. He is No 1. “Second one about my wife. Although she is a journalist, she is also a fan. During the season she was travelling with us for all away and home games because she is a massive City fan! In the video you can see her emotions straight after the game and she gave an opinion like all fans do because she wanted us to do better. “We totally understand now that she shouldn’t post it in the social media because she is my wife but she was not trying to make a journalist’s opinion of the manager of the team, she was simply reacting to her disappointment as a fan. “I’m writing right now from my wedding and instead of enjoying that unbelievable moment. I have to do this because I can’t leave it like that. I hope you understand.” City’s voodoo with the Champions League continued this season with their shock 3-1 defeat to Lyon. Guardiola’s tactical changes for the match surprised a number of experts who noted that City looked far more rigid and could not get their free flowing football going in the match. IANS Also Watch: Koch-Rajbongshi groups meet with CM to discuss their Demands.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – Late Monday afternoon electricity was restored at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center according to the Public Relations official, Takara Bain, after being off for about 90 minutes. The humidity in the building demanded that water be given out to patients in an effort to keep them cool and hydrated and Bain says, the back-up plan would have been to transfer patients to the Cockburn Town Medical Center in Grand Turk. It is the second power failure at Cheshire Hall reported in recent months; it was explained that FortisTCI was working with the hospital to figure out the power failure. Generators did work, but only for a short time. JetBlue passenger dies in Provo en route to Dominican Republic Digicel & NBA team up again, 60 TCI children to benefit Related Items:cheshire hall medical center, power failure, takara bain Investigations continue into death of 46 year old Labante of Phillipines Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you
June 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 26, 2018 SOLANA BEACH (KUSI) – A high-speed chase that began when officers woke a man sleeping in his vehicle in the middle of a Chula Vista street ended over 30 miles away in Solana Beach early Tuesday morning, it was reported.The chase began in Chula Vista at Broadway and Palomar Street, where police found a man asleep in his vehicle. Police retrieved the man’s license before he sped off toward the 5 Freeway.The man drove at speeds up to 95 mph on the freeway as he was pursued by California Highway Patrol officers. He exited at Via de la Valle and officers successfully performed a PIT maneuver to stop his vehicle on a city street. The man was arrested after attempting to flee on foot.No one was injured. KUSI Newsroom, Man found asleep in vehicle leads police on 30-mile freeway chase to Solana Beach