Study proposes improvements in pharmacological study of cognitive function enhancers in schizophrenia

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 16 2019Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder involving a series of symptoms. It is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Various symptoms of this disorder, such as delusions and hallucinations, have been shown to be very adequately treated by means of antipsychotics, and its symptomatology can be improved. Yet patients experience many difficulties on a social and functional level, in other words, “they have severe problems in carrying out everyday life activities ranging from personal hygiene or managing their finances to maintaining a stable social network, having a partner or holding down a job. And there is no treatment for this”, explained Arantzazu Zabala, a Doctor in Psychology specializing in neuropsychology.Since the year 2000, explained Zabala, one of the authors of the work, “it has emerged that it is the cognitive impairments that correlate most with functional deficits, and since then, to combat these deficits, the scientific community has been developing a broad range of interventions, including cognitive enhancers. These are drugs which when added to the routine, antipsychotic treatment, could reverse or, to a certain extent, reduce the cognitive impairments displayed by patients”.Related StoriesRevolutionary cancer drugs that target any tumor to be fast-tracked into hospitals by NHSAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaExploring how schizophrenia and depression are related to drug consumptionMethodological improvements in the interests of progressNine clinical trials from across the world were analyzed in a study conducted by researchers from the UPV/EHU, the University of La Rioja, the BioCruces Health Research Institute and Cibersam (Centre for Biomedical Research into Mental Health). The trials involved patients with schizophrenia and used three acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (deonepezil, galantamine and rivastignine)that are very effective in improving the cognitive impairments of patients with Alzheimer’s. As the researcher explained, “right now there is insufficient evidence to be able to recommend acetylcholinesterase inhibitors as a cognitive enhancer for patients with schizophrenia”. In fact, numerous limitations in the nine trials studied have emerged in this meta-analysis, and various improvements that need to be applied to studies of this type have been proposed.Doctor Zabala is nevertheless optimistic: “Much work remains to be done, but it’s heading in the right direction.” The researcher insists that the trials analyzed “are original pieces of work, are among the first ones, but right now the therapeutic targets have expanded greatly. Our work draws attention to the need for studies that will offer sufficient methodological quality to be able to guarantee the effectiveness of the compounds”. In this respect, the research conducted at the UPV/EHU proposes a series of improvements in studies of this type, which the scientific community should bear in mind “so that in addition to demonstrating the effectiveness of a drug on the patient’s functionality, aspects such as the safety and tolerance of it are also studied,” concluded Zabala.Source: https://www.ehu.eus/en/-/avances-en-el-estudio-de-farmacos-contra-el-deficit-cognitivo-de-pacientes-con-esquizofrenialast_img read more

Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market

View of a beach from a condo building in Florida, where bitcoin fever has hit the real estate market © 2018 AFP As of the end of last year, the digital currency was listed as a way to pay for some 75 properties for sale, especially in south Florida and California, according to the real estate firm Redfin.”Bitcoin accepted” is a message now seen in the description of homes for sale in the Miami area.One seller is going even farther, saying he will take only bitcoin (33 of them to be exact) for his half-million-dollar downtown condo in the Florida metropolis.Bitcoin has been on a roller coaster ride of late, shooting up to nearly $20,000 a piece in mid-December and then dropping sharply around Christmas. It started the year at around $14,000.Its use in real estate transactions is novel, and agents are wary because of its high volatility.”I’d be blown away if a year from now we see hundreds of real estate transactions in bitcoins,” said Jay Parker, Florida CEO for the Douglas Elliman brokerage agency.Still, such transactions can be useful for foreigners who want to invest in the United States and cannot otherwise do so, said economist and bitcoin expert Charles Evans of Barry University. “This seems to be driven by international investors who are circumventing inefficient banking and currency controls at home, and by US cryptocurrency enthusiasts,” Evans told AFP.”The governments in those countries restrict the amount of money that their residents are allowed to transfer abroad through the banking system. Bitcoin enables individuals there to bypass such restrictions,” he added.This could be a draw for investors, who even before the bitcoin rage were already hot on the real estate market in south Florida.Nearly half of all foreign buyers of property in south Florida are from Latin America.According to the National Association of Realtors, over the past five years, investors from Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina—in that order—have led purchases in this part of the state.Money laundering?Bitcoin offers another advantage for some foreign investors: it lets them dodge US economic sanctions.Evans cited the example of Venezuela, which imposes strict currency controls and is enduring runaway inflation that surpassed 2,600 percent in 2017.What is more, many senior officials in the government of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro have been hit by sanctions imposed by Washington, which considers his administration a dictatorship.Evans said there is also a lot of interest in bitcoin among Iranians, whom he described as “doubly hit” with restrictions in Iran and international sanctions.It is an open secret that money laundering fuels the real estate market in south Florida. But instead of hiding the practice, bitcoin could have the opposite effect.The crypto currency “is a terrible medium for large-scale money laundering, because all bitcoin transactions are recorded in the publicly available transaction record known at the Blockchain,” said Evans.Although bitcoin has been associated with the drug trade and cyber attacks, Blockchain “leaves a lot of fingerprints,” former Florida representative Jose Felix Diaz told Politico.”So if you’re using it for illegitimate reasons, the state and the federal government should have every tool at their disposal to go after you,” Diaz said.Last year, Diaz sponsored a bill-turned-law that includes bitcoin in Florida’s laws for fighting money laundering.Real estate agent Parker also said money laundering via bitcoin is far from posing a risk because “the beneficial owners of the real estate are always going to be able to be traced.”Parker said the fad of doing real estate deals in bitcoin could be as volatile as the currency itself.”I think it’s a gimmick. There’s not much risk. The only risk is if the currency crashes before you can liquidate it,” said Parker.”I think the people that are using bitcoins to try to market their properties are doing it with the very purpose of getting you to write about it, getting their properties exposure,” said Parker. Citation: Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market (2018, January 14) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-bitcoin-fever-real-estate.html Explore further Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially that of Florida, offering foreign investors a way to dodge currency controls at home and US economic sanctions. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency for n00bs read more

Phasetransition cubic Gallium Nitride doubles ultraviolet emission efficiency

Citation: Phase-transition cubic Gallium Nitride doubles ultraviolet emission efficiency (2018, February 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-phase-transition-cubic-gallium-nitride-ultraviolet.html New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness Novel photonics materials are becoming pivotal for energy conversion, communications, and sensing, largely because there is a global desire to enhance energy efficiency, and reduce electricity consumption. As Dr. Can Bayram, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, notes, “Who doesn’t want to consume less electricity for the same quality of lighting?” Provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign More information: Richard Liu et al. High Internal Quantum Efficiency Ultraviolet Emission from Phase-Transition Cubic GaN Integrated on Nanopatterned Si(100), ACS Photonics (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01231 Explore further When the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to a trio of researchers for inventing a new (In)GaN-based energy-efficient, more environmentally friendly light source, this idea was brought to the forefront and gained more widespread recognition.In related work, the Innovative COmpound semiconductoR Laboratory (ICOR) team led by Prof. Bayram has published a well-received paper titled “High internal quantum efficiency ultraviolet emission from phase-transition cubic GaN integrated on nanopatterned Si(100)”. Richard Liu, a Ph.D. candidate advised by Prof. Bayram, and whose primary research areas are optoelectronics and nanophotonics, is the lead author for this paper.The team’s paper and its promise for a novel emitter have recently been featured in Compound Semiconductor and Semiconductor Today.GaN materials (also known as III-Nitrides) are one of the most exotic photonic materials, and in the U of I team’s work, they investigate a new phase of Gallium Nitride materials: cubic. Using aspect ratio nanopatterning technology, they report a hexagonal-to-cubic phase transition process in GaN, enabled through aspect ratio patterning of silicon substrate. The emission efficiency of optimized cubic GaN, thanks to the polarization-free nature of cubic GaN, is measured to be approximately 29%, in sharp contrast to the general percentages of 12%, 8%, and 2%, respectively, of conventional hexagonal GaN on sapphire, hexagonal free-standing GaN, and hexagonal GaN on Si.Bayram comments that “New photonic materials are critical in next-generation energy conversion devices. GaN-on-Si, enabled through phase-transition technology, provides an efficient, scalable, and environmental solution for integrated visible photonics.” Journal information: ACS Photonics This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

Amazon pokes fun at glitches says tech gadgets popular

first_img Amazon upbeat on Prime Day, despite early glitches Citation: Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets popular (2018, July 17) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-amazon-fun-glitches-tech-gadgets.html Explore further Gary Liu, vice president of marketing at Boomerang Commerce, said he believes shoppers got a “vanilla” experience when it came to personalization. He said Amazon heavily promoted its own devices and its own brands but he wanted to see heavier promotions on national-label fashions.”Shoppers are looking for something more familiar,” he added.While Amazon doesn’t disclose sales figures for Prime Day, Deborah Weinswig, CEO of Coresight Research, had estimated before it began that it will generate $3.4 billion in sales worldwide, up from an estimated $2.4 billion last year. Prime Day also lasts six hours longer than last year and is four new countries.In Europe, Amazon employees were using Prime Day to draw attention to their complaints against the company. Unions in Spain said most of the company’s 2,000 permanent staff there were on a three-day strike on Tuesday.Amazon created Prime Day in 2015 to mark its 20th anniversary, and its success has inspired other e-commerce companies to invent shopping holidays. Amazon disclosed for the first time this year that it had more than 100 million paid Prime members worldwide.It’s hoping to keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the U.S. annual membership fee by 20 percent to $119 and to $12.99 for the month-to-month option. United Parcel Service employee Liz Perez scans an Amazon Prime package for delivery in Miami, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Amazon Prime Day was launched July 16. The event is in four new countries this year and will be six hours longer than last year’s. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 photo, a FedEx employee delivers packages in Miami. Amazon Prime Day was launched July 16 and and will be six hours longer than last year’s and will launch new products. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Early problems Monday sent shoppers to social media to complain after their attempts to click on Prime Day deals returned only images of dogs with an apologetic message. The snags were an embarrassment for the tech company on the much-hyped shopping holiday it created.”It wasn’t all a walk in the (dog) park, we had a ruff start—we know some customers were temporarily unable to make purchases,” Amazon said in a statement.But Amazon touted Prime Day growth and said shoppers still found lots to buy, with tech gadgets in particular among the most popular. It said top sellers included some of its own devices—the Fire TV stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Echo Dot and Fire 7 tablet with Alexa. Others included a water filter for hiking and the multi-use Instant Pot.The hiccups, though, could have sent shoppers elsewhere during a key period for Amazon to sign up new Prime members. It recently announced that the cost of Prime membership would go up, and the shopping day is a way to prove the value. Many other chains offered sales and promotions to try to capitalize on the day. And industry observers said Amazon could have done a better job in several areas, such as offering personalized recommendations.”For all the hype about Whole Foods, the grocery stuff on sale was less appetizing,” said Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali, an analyst at Forrester Research. “No Prime Day specials at the store.”She also said some of the products Amazon’s site was pushing were a little odd, like urinal splash guards in the health section. She also believes Amazon should have started the sale at midnight instead of the middle of the day to reduce the rush of traffic on the site. Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods.last_img read more

Book Excerpt Archaeology From Space

first_imgArchaeologist Sarah Parcak studies lost cities of the ancient world. But unlike the fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones — and generations of real-world archaeologists — Parcak peers at temples, pyramids and other remnants of the distant past from great heights, scanning the ground with satellite technology orbiting at altitudes thousands of miles above Earth. A pioneer in this relatively new field of so-called space archaeology, Parcak shares some of her biggest discoveries in a new memoir, “Archaeology From Space.” Her book outlines how aerial views have transformed her field, revealing hundreds of sites that were previously unknown. The lives of people from millennia ago still have much to teach us, and new methods for studying the past — particularly civilizations that succumbed to a changing climate — can uncover important lessons for humanity’s future. Below is an excerpt of “Archaeology From Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past,” published by Henry Holt and Company on July 9, 2019. Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65868-archaeology-from-space-excerpt.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The Scope of Space Archaeology The human story—the story of us—is evolving at breakneck speed thanks to new technologies. Armed with new data sets, we can spin fresh tales that bring us closer to getting more right than wrong about our ancestors and ourselves. What we can find with new technologies such as satellite imagery is simply astounding. It is helping us rewrite history. We’ve gone from mapping a few dozen ancient sites in one summer-long archaeological season to mapping hundreds, if not thousands, of sites in weeks. With advances in computing and artificial intelligence, we are on the verge of achieving those same results in a few hours. In case you want to be an archaeologist and are worried that we space archaeologists will find everything first, fear not. Knowing the location of an ancient site is only the first step. We still have to survey sites on the ground, a process known as ground-truthing, and then undertake years of excavation to get a better understanding of what is there. And wow, do we have a lot of work to do. To give you a sense of just how much, and how quickly this field is advancing, I saved writing this introduction until last, to make sure to include any hot-off-the-press discoveries made with satellite technologies. With the chapters done and edited, I thought I could get away with a bit of downtime between big announcements. Dream on, Parcak. In a recent Nature publication, a team led by archaeologist Jonas Gregorio de Souza announced 81 previously unknown pre-Columbian sites in the Amazon basin area of Brazil, using satellite imagery and ground surveys. Based on their findings, they estimated 1,300 other sites dating to between 1250 and 1500 AD in just 7 percent of the Amazon basin, with potentially more than 18,000 others in total. More than a million people may have lived in areas that today seem largely inhospitable. Their findings included ceremonial centers, large platform mounds, ringed villages, and fortified settlements in north-central Brazil’s upper Tapajós Basin, where few archaeologists had ventured.3 To me, what is extraordinary about this discovery is just how much archaeologists and others had taken for granted about what might, or might not, be there in the rainforest. Satellite data allowed the archaeological team to search large areas in a matter of months, when the job would have taken decades on the ground. All this, from a subfield that barely existed 20 years ago. Although the world is learning more, there’s still a way to go in popular understanding. In a recent travel insurance application for my work abroad, I was quoted an insanely high price for one year of coverage, over $50,000. When I inquired why, the team admitted they thought I traveled into space to look down from the actual satellites for ruins. I’m still laughing. As I write this, I am downloading brand-new satellite imagery of Giza, in Egypt, the site of the last standing wonder of the ancient world. Who knows if I’ll find anything previously undiscovered there. The main thing I have learned is to expect the unexpected. New sites and features appear where you hadn’t previously thought to look, or, in cases like Giza, have the potential to overturn long-held assumptions about major sites and time periods. In the following chapters, you’ll read about projects that did just that. Mapping sites from space is fun, but getting to explore them is what takes me back in time, often thousands of years, to eras when people believed in different gods, spoke languages now extinct, and lived in places assumed never to have been inhabited—but they were all Homo sapiens sapiens. Just like us. As such, archaeology has the potential to inspire in us great wonder, bringing us together. Today, given the conflicts and unrest around the world, this is very much needed. Some people don’t get the chance to experience that sense of awe in person at ancient sites, but I hope the stories shared here will give a sense not only of this, but of how much we assume about past peoples, and how wrong we have sometimes been, given our access to such fragmented information. There aren’t any papers published yet on whether remote sensing can complete the puzzle of what it means to be human and how to avoid the pitfalls of great civilizations that came before us. All I can say is that there is extraordinary wisdom to be learned from previous cultures. It’s shaped me profoundly and allows me to place current events in the long arc of perspective. For more than 300,000 years, our ancestors have migrated across Planet Earth, surviving and, in some cases, thriving—being creative, bold, innovative, and, of course, destructive. This story of space archaeology, its contributions to research, and the tales it helps us tell, only introduces the possibilities of the science. The scale of these new stories, however, should amaze and inspire us. In our history on Earth, humans have habitually pushed deeper into the unknown; as we now begin to focus on exploring Mars, and farther afield, we can imagine 100,000 years from today, when there will be literal space archaeologists traveling from planet to planet, exploring the remnants of our early settlement efforts in other galaxies. The origins of their field will be many light-years away, but the questions will remain close to those we ask today, about people who came before us. The answers matter far less than those questions. Perhaps it’s a start to understanding what makes us human: our ability to ask how, where, when, why, and who, and creating the tools we need to bring the answers to life, on Earth, looking down from outer space. 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Anwar meets fishermen over PSR says he will speak with Penang CM

first_imgGEORGE TOWN: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has met with fishermen here who are concerned that their livelihoods may be affected by the upcoming Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.The PKR president also said that he would arrange a meeting with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow next to discuss these issues.However, he did not state when this meeting would take place.Anwar said the meeting would allow him to obtain more information about the PSR project and its effect on the livelihood of fishermen. “I will discuss with the Chief Minister and ask if we can guarantee the fate of the fishermen.”I know this is hard because I do not know of any large-scale reclamation project worldwide where the  future of the fishermen is secure,” he said during a visit to the Sungai Batu Fishermen’s Unit in the southern coastline of Penang Island on Saturday (July 13).Anwar added although the PSR’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from the Department of Environment (DoE) was approved, the project could still be reviewed.On Friday (July 12) Anwar raised the issue during a meeting with Dr Mahathir Mohamad and had told the Prime Minister that he would be meeting those who might be impacted by the PSR.The PSR project involves the development of three man-made islands with a total size of over 1,800ha, with parts of the islands to be put up for sale.The proceeds from the sales would then be used to fund projects under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), a RM49bil mega project aimed at solving traffic congestion on the state’s island side.Penang Fishermen Association chairman Nazri Ahmad and several state leaders were also present. Tags / Keywords: Nation 11 Jul 2019 Dr M: Govt to look into fishermen’s grouses over Penang reclamation project {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related Newscenter_img Nation 05 Jul 2019 Chow: DoE has okayed Penang South Reclamation scheme Anwar , fishermen , Penang South Reclamation , PSR Related News Metro News 11 Jul 2019 Worry over fishermen’s livelihoodlast_img read more

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That would have occasioned a big constitutional crisis.After spending three fruitful years as BJP president where he tripled the number of states the party ruled it was also said that he could take up an important ministry such as defence Turns out that Nirmala Sitharaman became the defence ministerand Shah is still doing what he does best— strengthening the party across the country The next step in his plan for expanding BJP’s hegemony across India looks to be Kerala As DailyOpoints out despite the "Modi wave" across the country in the 2014 general elections the party didn’t do too well inKerala and its candidates lost deposit in most seats As the next elections loom in the horizon the BJP plans to work well in advance and increase its numbers Shah’s last visit to "God’s own country" was as recent as June when he held a series of meetings with office bearers of the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as part of efforts to strengthen the party’s base in Kerala His visit was aimedat wooing the Dalits and the minority communities in the state where the party has been struggling to get a foothold The (once-postponed) Janaraksha yatra It is in this context that the party is conducting the ‘Janaraksha yatra’ in Kerala It was mooted in August tokeep the heat on the Left government in the state over the killings of BJP and RSS workers It wassupposed to be a"mega roadshow"in early September which top leaders— including Shah and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states— were scheduled to attend The "padayatra" was scheduled to start fromPayyannur in Kannur and to conclude at the state capital File image of Amit Shah addressing party workers PTI The event was postponed on 29 August because it would have been ‘inconvenient’forShah to attend according to the party A party release had said "the yatra to be led by state BJP chief Kummanom Rajasekharan which was scheduled to commence on 7 September has been postponed to October" However a report in the Deccan Heraldsaid that the visit was postponed as the RSS believed that the state BJP leaders are not committed to strengthening the party The postponement caught the party’s Kerala leadership off-guard The Janaraksha yatrais nowscheduled to be held from 3to 17 October However even before the event was postponed the CPM was alleging that Shah was visiting Kerala to create trouble and "to destroy the reputation of the state which is known for its secular and democratic credentials" Alleging that the Sangh Parivar was showing its "intolerance" CPM district secretary P Jayarajan said that Shah should first take out a march in BJP-ruled states of Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh and Haryana as the state face severe law and order issues under the party’s rule The challenges before BJP in Kerala Politically the party is a lightweightin Kerala withonlyone member in the 140-seat Kerala assembly It was further rocked by allegations of corruptionin an internal probe ordered by its state party chiefKummanam Rajasekharan?

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You’re not alone This a common frustration I hear from my clients and in most cases the explanation is the same: The meal was missing at least one key element that plays a major role in satiety satisfaction and energy Luckily there’s an easy fix: Use my simple formula for crafting meals that stave off hunger—but don’t leave you feeling over-stuffed or sluggish I’ve also included five simple examples that fit the bill below1 Add fiber-rich veggiesI highly recommend working veggies into every meal (even breakfast) They’re nutritious full of antioxidants provide very few calories per portion and are packed with fiber—which is filling because it takes up space in your digestive system Fiber also slows digestion which means you’ll have a steadier supply of energy over a longer period of timeWeight Loss GuideYou Asked: What’s the Healthiest YogurtFor breakfast veggies can be added to an omelet whipped into a smoothie or eaten as a side Many of my clients even enjoy salad at breakfast (dressed with citrus vinaigrette) or a serving of raw veggies that act as a palate cleanser at the end of the meal All veggies provide some fiber but a few top sources include artichokes broccoli Brussels sprouts cauliflower and kaleHealthcom: What is Clean Eating2 Choose lean proteinAside from boosting metabolism lean protein also wards off hunger better than carbs and fat according to research Be sure to include a lean source (think eggs seafood poultry or Greek yogurt) in each meal If you’re vegan reach for pulses—the umbrella term for lentils beans and peas like chickpeas and black eyed peas3 Don’t forget a plant-based fatThere’s no doubt about it: Fat is satiating If you’ve ever eaten a salad with fat-free dressing versus one with olive oil you’ve experienced the difference Plus the notion that eating fat makes you fat is seriously outdated I tell my clients to include a healthy source in every meal My favorites are avocados nuts and seed (including ground-up versions like almond 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fuel needs In other words if you spend most of your hours sitting at a desk a half cup is probably fine But if you have an active day ahead bump up the carbs a bit5 Be generous with herbs and spicesNatural herbs and spices are another category of satiety enhancers I’m talking fresh or dried basil cilantro oregano rosemary garlic ginger cinnamon turmeric cumin zest and pepper Even vinegars like balsamic and hot peppers like chili or jalapeno count Use them to add aroma and flavor and raise your satisfaction level at each mealHealthcom: You Should Probably Be Eating More Turmeric Here’s HowNow you may be wondering what a "complete" meal that follows all five rules would actually look like If so here are five examples of easy stick-to-your-ribs energizing dishes:Veggie scrambleSauté Brussels sprouts in low-sodium vegetable broth along with more of your favorite veggies like onion and grape tomatoes along with seasonings such as a dried Italian herb mix turmeric and black pepper Add one whole egg and three to four whites or one whole egg and three quarters cup whites to scramble Serve over a half-cup of lentils topped with half of a sliced avocadoTurkey veggie stir-fryBrown about four ounces of extra-lean ground turkey and set aside Sauté broccoli florets and other veggie faves like bell pepper and mushrooms in low-sodium vegetable broth with minced garlic fresh grated ginger and minced chili pepper Add the turkey back in to re-heat serve over a small scoop of brown or wild rice and top with sliced almondsWild tuna saladMix canned wild tuna with herbed olive tapenade Serve over a bed of greens and veggies topped with cooked chilled quinoaHealthcom: How to Buy Healthy Food Without Looking at the Nutrition LabelChilled egg saladToss a handful of minced kale with a chopped hard boiled egg and three whites Fold in a tablespoon of dairy-free pesto and mix with a half cup of chickpeasBlack bean and veggie platterSauté cauliflower and spinach in low-sodium vegetable broth seasoned with minced garlic and fresh cilantro Serve with small scoops of black beans and brown rice topped with a dollop of guacamole and wedges of fresh limeCynthia Sass is Health’s contributing nutrition editor a New York Times best-selling author and consultant for the New York Yankees See her full bio here This article originally appeared on HealthcomPresident Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will put into motion plans that will relocate the American Embassy to that ancient city "Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israels capital" Trump said flanked by Christmas trees at the White House “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of realty It is also the right thing to do” The announcement breaks with decades of US diplomacy that sought to keep questions of the capital in the mix as part of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians who also see Jerusalem as their capital city The Presidents decision described by two senior administration officials on Tuesday seems to end the United States interest in playing a neutral peace broker and places Washington firmly on the side of Israelis "Delaying the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has done nothing to achieve peace" one senior administration official told reporters on the condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt the Presidents announcement While the recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital will be immediate the questions of the US embassy will not On Wednesday Trump announced hes directing the State Department to begin the process of moving the United States diplomatic headquarters from Tel Aviv into Jerusalem "This will be a matter of some years” a second senior US official said “It wont be months It wont be quick" The speed is less of an issue than the site for Muslim and Arab leaders with whom Trump spoke earlier Tuesday In a statement from its Embassy in Washington Jordan said King Abdullah II "warned of pre-empting a comprehensive solution that leads to the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital His Majesty emphasized that Jerusalem is key to achieving peace and stability in the region and the world" The Jordanians said Trump told Abdullah of "his desire to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem" Concurrently the Palestinians say Trump told Mahmoud Abbas that the US Embassy would be moving to Jerusalem despite Palestinian hopes to use the city as their capital Abbas too warned Trump of possible repercussions The risks dont seem to be a consideration for the US Administration "Im not sure President Trump understands what this means" says a former US diplomat to Israel At the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed criticism from Muslim and Arab leaders whom the President phoned advance of the announcement "He spoke with five leaders That’s hardly indicative of everybody across the globe" Huckabee Sanders said This is the latest indication that the United States efforts to seek a durable solution to the negotiations that have consumed foreign policy in the region for half a century are entering a new phase Trump in effect said the United States is not interested in having a brokering role in the future Administration officials rejected that interpretation "He very strongly reiterated his absolute commitment to the united states facilitating a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians and his belief that such a deal is within reach" the second US official told reporters “The United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides" Trump said Wednesday placing strong emphasis on the words "both sides" But Presidents of both parties have sought peace in the Middle East thus prompting them to delay compliance with a 1995 US law that required the Embassy be moved to Jerusalem Arab and Muslim leaders have urged delay too saying the shift signals the United States is not serious about providing a separate nation of Palestine The first US official said the Trump Administrations move would have no impact on the talks "He is not taking a decision that affects any of the boundaries of sovereignty Those issues will have to be discussed during permanent status negotiations" the official said Even so headlines across the globe expressed foreign leaders dismay Few Arab or Muslim leaders came to Trumps defense Its worth adding a caveat: If there are further negotiations Muslim and Arab leaders warned the White House that Trump was lighting a match and playing with a short fuse if it is seen as closing the door for a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem The pending announcement has left Middle East watchers on edge given how reverberations could spark protests among Arabs and Muslims imperil Israelis safety and perhaps set in motion repercussions in the dicey proxy wars playing out in places like Lebanon Saudi Arabia Yemen and Iran US forces in the region stepped up their posture and diplomatic outposts warned Americans about potential violence Even so Trumps team vowed to move forward on an announcement that Vice President Mike Pence has been laying the groundwork for In a speech in New York last week Pence said the decision to move the Embassy was a priority for Trump and Pence aides said the vice presidents statement was not an accident "For the past 20 years Congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our Embassy as we speak President Donald Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem" Pence said Pence one of the most prominent Christians in the country plans to visit Israel in December He announced plans to visit the region last month at a dinner for a group that advocates for Christians in the Middle East He also announced that Trump had decided to move funding for persecuted religious minorities from the UN to faith-based and nonprofit organizations through the US Agency for International Development And he stood behind Trump at Wednesdays announcement The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 requires the president to sign a waiver every six months to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv and not move it to Jerusalem Every president since the law was enacted has opted to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv citing national security interests But last Fridays deadline came and went without action from Trump Administration officials say Trump will sign the waiver “Presidents issued these waivers under the belief that delaying the recognition of Jerusalem would advance the cause of peace Some say they lacked courage but they made their best judgments based on facts as they understood them at the time" Trump said “It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result” The potential move is unlikely to be helpful for the broader goal of bringing peace to the region By keeping the US Embassy in Tel Aviv the thinking went inside administrations from both parties it allowed Jerusalems control to be part of peace negotiations The US decision to locate its Israeli diplomatic base in Jerusalem would all but declare the city would be Israels to control in any two-state resolution and perhaps makes a deal between Israelis and Palestinians all the more difficult to strike Trump promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem during his presidential campaign The promise was critical to his support among white evangelicals who also celebrated Trumps promises to defund Planned Parenthood and nominate a conservative justice to the Supreme Court Since his inauguration conservative Christian leaders have pressed Trump to move the embassy In May dozens of social conservatives affiliated with the American Christian Leaders for Israel signed a letter urging him to not sign the waiver When Trump signed it they remained optimistic They sent another letter days before the deadline for the second waiver The move came days after Trump shared a string of three anti-Muslim videos on Twitter from a far-right activist from England The White House said that the videos which purport to show Muslims behaving violently started a conversation even if they were not authentic The British Prime Minister said Trump was wrong to have shared them in the first place White House aides said the authenticity and veracity were inconsequential Trump is approaching the end of his first year in office and especially lately has been sensitive about how much remains on his to-do list Movement on the Middle East is a victory he can tout although its not clear that the decision has any immediate impact on Americans With a tax package under consideration in Congress a government funding deadline approaching next week and North Korea again rattling its sabers the diplomatic address is one of the few things on the Presidents agenda firmly under his control Past presidents from both parties including Bill Clinton and George W Bush have said they would move the Embassy to Jerusalem but they have balked US and international advisers have warned the Presidents that the relocation could endanger any future peace talks especially if it is seen as boxing the Palestinians out of Jerusalem a city central to the people of Jewish Christian and Muslim backgrounds and their histories The US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has told interviewers that it is a question of when not if the Embassy will move That coupled with his at-time-dismissive rhetoric about Palestinian concerns has prompted some observers to question if the United States would continue to push for a peace deal in the region A White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters on Monday something similar on Air Force One: "The President has been clear on this issue from the get-go that its not a matter of if but a matter of when No action will be taken on the waiver today and we will share a decision on the waiver in the coming days" White House senior adviser Jared Kushner who is the Presidents son-in-law has been pushing hard to restart peace talks in the region Kushner who is close to Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has visited the region several times with other White House aides to lay the groundwork for talks between Israelis and Palestinians He too is viewed suspiciously by the Palestinians even though he has been a voice against moving the Embassy because of its fraught politics In effect handing Jerusalem to Israel Trump is signaling that the citys fate will not be part of negotiations and the Palestinians will have to look elsewhere for their state in places like the West Bank It also sends a provocative slight against Muslims for whom their third holiest site in in the city as well as Christians who believe Jesus crucifixion and resurrection took place there In wading into the tangle of Middle East diplomacy in this way the President is betting his supporters at home will cheer louder than those in the regions may groan With reporting by Tessa Berenson Write to Philip Elliott at philipelliott@timecomThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized the decision of the federal government to withdraw the sum of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan the party demanded that the Buhari led administration must apologise to Nigerians for lying to them about the actual state of the fight against insurgency in Nigeria “Nigerians would recall that the APC-led Federal Government had claimed that it has since defeated the insurgents “If it would take a billion dollar from a nation’s savings to kill what they long claimed dead then we challenge APC government to come clean and tell Nigerians the whole truth “The era of lies and propaganda is long gone and Nigerians now know the truth The Federal Government must be held accountable and stopped from any move to fritter away our national savings “We therefore call on the National Assembly to interrogate this proposed disbursement and subject it to a thorough but rapid interrogation “By accepting the $1bn for fighting insurgency the APC-led Federal Government has admitted that it lied when it announced that it has defeated the insurgents They should therefore apologize to Nigerians for giving them a false sense of security resulting in their vulnerability to attacks by terrorists” A learned senior Advocate of Nigeria OCJ Okocha has denied any involvement in the suspension of Justice Peter Agumagu by the National Judicial council NJC Okocha made this known while reacting to the allegation from the Rivers State Government that he manipulated the NJC into suspending Justice Agumagu The state commissioner for Information and communication Ibim Semenitari had in a statement condemned the suspension of the Chief judge and accused Okocha of facilitating the action of the NJC out of personal interest Okocha who is one of the five members of the Nigerian Bar Association in the NJC explained that he was not part of the meeting where the decision to suspend Justice Agumagu was taken According to him “Agumagu is now being investigated as it were and while his investigation is going on it is only fair it is only right for him to be asked to step aside to allow for due process “So it is unfortunate for anybody to say that it was OCJ Okocha that influenced the NJC to take the decision it took at the emergency meeting that it is now small me in the small city of Port Harcourt that is dictating to the NJC what it should do” he said Okocha also said the judiciary has been abused by politicians but maintained that the NJC is a dignified body of respected individuals in the Nigerian Judicial system He said the statement made available by Ibim Semenitari is “Hug-wash Absolute nonsense The NJC as I have just analysed is constituted by the most eminent Judges in this country The Chief Justice is the Chairman the next most senior Judge of the Supreme Court is the Deputy Chairman and then you have five retired Justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal five Chief Justices of states five members of the Nigerian Bar Association “If they are accusing the entire NJC of being politicised let them point to the particular member that is being influenced It is absolute falsehood and totally irresponsible statement if you ask me; these are people from all over the country so what is in the interest in Rivers State” While affirming that Governor Amaechi is an intelligent Governor Okocha noted that Governor Amaechi’s decision was influenced by bad advisers “I have to ask In fact I have to appeal to the Governor He is the political leader of Rivers State and he is relevant to Rivers people and people residing in Rivers State whether he is PDP or APC In a manner of speaking he is the father of all His responsibility in accordance with oath of office which he swore is to uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” Okocha noted He further disclosed that with the decision of the NJC Justice Agumagu will be badly affected if the people involved failed to do the needful Okocha former Rivers State Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association called on legal practitioners to learn from the developments Justice Diasy Okocha who was recommended by the National Judicial Council is elder sister of the learned silk Okocha Judge Kyle upheld the jury’s award as “reasonable and supported by a preponderance of the evidence. 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