The merits of yoga to deal with low back pain

first_img I learned that yoga helps with back pain. I will certainly give it a try. Focus on your healthFrom Florida Hospital ApopkaIf you’re like millions of people in the world, then you probably suffer or have suffered, from lower back pain (LBP) at some point. On top of being uncomfortable for the patient, LBP is the costliest work disability in the United States, and it can lead to missed work, depression, restless sleep and debt due to treatment costs. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate July 17, 2017 at 1:03 am Soul-ga with Michelle offers yoga classes for ALL health types. Join her for a class that will leave you feeling de-stressed, stretched & completely relaxed! #: 407.404.4476 or by e-mail at [email protected] Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 July 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter August 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm The Anatomy of Fear Reply July 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Dr. Chetan Patel, an orthopedic surgeon at Florida Hospital, believes in not only finding the cause of back pain but also improving the way that modern medicine treats spinal conditions, such as introducing alternative treatments to existing treatment plans. In pursuit of this goal, Dr. Patel recently partnered with other medical specialists to systematically review the results of a number of randomized, controlled trials where yoga was used as a method for treating patients with LBP. They were able to conclude that overall, yoga intervention can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life with the added potential to reduce stress, depression, medication usage and the likelihood of disability.As with any form of exercise, it is important to talk to your doctor about specific postures that are best for your condition. Here are a few ways that you can incorporate basic aspects of yoga into your everyday lifestyle:1. Start and end each day with stretching.The physical part of yoga focuses on holding postures that help stretch and lengthen your muscles. Read our previous blog for a few yoga poses that will can help reduce LBP and increase your energy.2. Practice breathing.Breathing is another very important part of yoga that aims to reduce stress and anxiety and clear your mind. Controlled breathing can help relax your muscles and allow you to focus on the tasks at hand. Take the time to inhale slowly and exhale slowly through your nose for a few rounds of breath. You can turn this breathing into a meditation by closing your eyes and letting your mind wander and relax. You’ll be amazed by how rejuvenated you feel after simply slowing down and allowing oxygen to flow through your body.3.  Eat a balanced diet.The food you consume has a drastic effect on your spine health. Foods that are high in sodium, fat, and sugar can cause inflammation in the body and can result in back pain and injury. Watch our SpineU video for a few ways that you can incorporate healthy habits into your everyday lifestyle.The goal of yoga in healthcare – similar to Florida Hospital’s own philosophy of care – is to heal and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Partnered with regular supervision from your doctor, yoga can help release the tense muscles that are causing back pain, while strengthening and lengthening your muscles to prevent future injuries from occurring. By combining these postures with a diet that has a high concentration of foods with anti-inflammatory properties and practicing breathing techniques to help you relax and de-stress, you will be well on your way to a pain-free, lower-stress lifestyle. Since this article is about yoga, there was a yoga instructor, a beautiful lady who was going to marry her fiancé next month, and she was from Australia, and was living in the upscale home of her fiancé while he was away, during the night, she heard what see believed to be a sexual assault in the alleyway behind their home, and called 911, and went out to the police cruiser to talk to the police officer, who had another officer with him in the passenger seat. She was in her pajamas and was talking to the officer that had driven and the other passenger officer pulled a gun out and shot her through the driver’s window, and shot her dead! This was in Minneapolis, Minn…..she was a yoga instructor, mediation instructor, life and health coach, and had attended a university to study to be an animal vet. There are cops out of control all across our nation and they are giving the good cops bad names…..they didn’t have their body cameras on as they were suppose to, nor the car cameras, and have not responded as to why they shot her. Everyone that knew her said she was a calm, peaceful person, not one to confront, but one to help people. This happened recently, and it is a sad day here in our nation, the way the US is becoming. Mama Mia Please enter your name here Michelle Kalkan Please enter your comment! Ouch. 4 COMMENTS Reply Reply Mama Mia Kate Reply TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaFocus on your healthyoga Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleTarget drops two popular Brands Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

2019 ‘Behind-the-Wheel Confessions’ Report Reveals Startling Statistics

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Study: 71% of Drivers Admit to Drowsy Driving,24% Admit to Drunk Driving and 40% Admit to Road RageFrom DriversEd.comIn recognition of National Safety Month, which takes place in June, DriversEd.com, the leading online driving school, today released the survey results from its 2019 Behind-the-Wheel Confessions Report. The study reveals striking statistics on an array of dangerous behind-the-wheel behaviors that U.S. drivers admit to—from distracted driving, drunk driving and drowsy driving to speeding, running through red lights and not stopping at stop signs.“The good news is that a fairly high percentage, 91%, of Americans say they always wear a seatbelt. The bad news: just about all of the other data we found,” said Laura Adams, safety and education analyst at DriversEd.com. “When it comes to driving safety, the country and its roadways are in a state of perennial crisis—and the situation is getting worse, largely thanks to phones, texting, and social media.”“One of the most alarming figures we found is that one in every five U.S. drivers admits to falling asleep at the wheel,” said Adams. “The solution in most cases is simply getting proper sleep and always being aware of the medications you’re taking, how they interact and their potential side effects.”Among the hazardous behaviors that U.S. drivers confessed to:Drowsy Driving: 71% admit they have driven while drowsy, while 20% admit they have fallen asleep.Speeding: 89% admit they have driven above the speed limit.Road Rage: 40% admit they have had road rage.Stop Signs: 58% admit they have gone through a stop sign without entirely stopping.Red Lights: 47% admit they have run a red light.Changing Tires: 62% admit they have waited longer than they should have to change their tires.Distracted Driving: 31% admit they check their phone more often than they should while driving.Drunk Driving: 24% admit they have driven while drunk.In addition, on the topic of driving safety, the study found:Driver vs. Passenger: 78% of Americans say they feel safer as a driver, while 22% say they feel safer as a passenger.Self-Driving Cars vs. Human-Operated Cars: 57% of Americans say that, in ten years, human-operated cars will be safer, while 43% say self-driving cars.Drunk Driving vs. Marijuana Driving: 36% of Americans say driving while drunk is more dangerous, while 3% say driving while high from marijuana and 61% say both are equally dangerous.“For each and every one of these hazardous behind-the-wheel behaviors, there are solutions—from checking your eyesight and hearing to assigning a designated driver to set calendar reminders to inspect your tires to meditating before driving to simply exercising self-discipline,” added Adams.The full Behind-the-Wheel Confessions report—which includes additional data, insights and analysis—is available at driversed.com/trending/study-drivers-behind-wheel-confessions-reveal-dangerous-habits.This report is a follow-up to DriversEd.com’s April-released Cannabis and Cars Report, which found that 21% of drivers admit to driving while high from marijuana, and March-released Distracted Driving and Social Media Report, which found that 55% of drivers admit to checking social media while driving.MethodologyThe 2019 Behind-the-Wheel Confessions survey was conducted online using Survey Monkey. One thousand and forty-seven participants were polled, spanning across the United States, with the U.S. driving population represented by the 957 respondents who, before completing the survey, answered that they have a driver’s license. The demographics of those polled represented a broad range of household income, geographic location, age, and gender.About DriversEd.comDriversEd.com is the #1 online driving school—with courses offered directly, through partners and through some of the largest schools in the country. As the industry leader in teaching defensive driving, DriversEd.com is the premier destination for online driver education, and the go-to resource for driving safety-related tips, news and strategies. The site offers comprehensive solutions, including online driver’s education, in-car driving lessons, traffic school, insurance, telematics and more. DriversEd.com’s tools are geared towards developing safe, confident drivers well-prepared for a lifetime of safe driving. Visit the DriversEd.com website, and connect with DriversEd.com on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDriversEd.com Previous articleAmendment 4: Let’s Talk About ItNext articleOrange County market value reaches historic high  Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Quade Cooper back in Australia until 2019 with new Reds deal

first_imgThursday Sep 1, 2016 Quade Cooper back in Australia until 2019 with new Reds deal Quade Cooper has officially put pen to paper, signing with the Queensland Reds until 2019. The former Toulon playmaker heads back to Brisbane, where his career began in 2006, in a quest to add to his 107 Queensland appearances and 59 Wallaby Test caps. Cooper played a season in Toulon with Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell but has decided that it’s time to come home to where he grew up and has played the majority of his rugby. Cooper said: “It was a tough decision as I believe the Rebels have a great Rugby program with some well respected coaches and a talented list but I feel that coming home to the Reds is the right move for me at this point.“At the time when I decided to leave I felt that I needed a change and to experience something else. When I was away I started to look at my life as a whole. What made Rugby enjoyable to me was I got to do it in front of the people I love the most, which is my family and friends and that I got to play for the club that became such a huge part of my life. “For me, when I think of Rugby and my life I think of the Reds. It’s a massive part of my life. I’ve been through the low times and the good times at the Reds and I want to be part of putting them back on top.“I’m very much looking forward to working with Stilesy. I know he’s a good technical coach and that he’ll play a big part in the culture of the team. The list is one that I think can be successful in the near future and the long term as well.“I’m now 28 and I want to build something that is sustainable for the future but also be apart of something that I believe will be successful in the near future and I believe that the Reds will be the place to achieve that.”Cooper’s three-year deal will take him until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, meaning he has every opportunity to become a Test regular again for the Wallabies.  “For me, playing at the highest level for the Wallabies against the best teams in the world, week in, week out is the ultimate, and it will always be the pinnacle of our sport. “Being back in Australia and having the opportunity to play for the Wallabies is something that drives me every day and being around my friends and family in Queensland is equally important for me.“We have a good opportunity in the coming weeks to put some of the hard work we’ve done into action, and I know my teammates and I are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.”QUADE COOPER CAREER STATSPosition: FlyhalfHeight: 186cm Weight: 92kg DOB: 05/04/1988POB: Auckland, New ZealandRepresentative honours: Australian Schoolboys (2005-2006), Australian Under 19s (2007), Queensland (2007-2015), Brisbane City NRC (2014), Wallabies (2008-), Brisbane City NRC (2014) Rugby World cup (2011, 2015)Queensland debut: 2006 v Japan, TokyoQueensland caps: 107 (includes two non-Super Rugby games against Japan and British & Irish Lions)Queensland points: 772 (24T, 113C, 135PG, 7DG)Super Rugby debut: 2007 v Crusaders, ChristchurchSuper Rugby caps: 105Super Rugby points: 770 (24T, 112C, 135PG, 7DG)Test debut: 2008 v Italy, PadovaTest caps: 59Test points: 154 (8T, 27C, 18PG, 2DG)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Transfers , Wallabies Related Articles 242 WEEKS AGO Brumbies sign Jonah Lomu’s hard hitting nephew,… 252 WEEKS AGO Top 5 most exciting Premiership signings… 266 WEEKS AGO Harlequins confirm departing players following… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Aracari House / Diego Rodríguez Romano

first_img Houses Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, FERROMAX, METALCOConsulting:ARQ. Arte y Diseño Digital.Other Participants:Tania Díaz RodríguezArchitect In Charge:Diego Rodríguez RomanoCity:AtenasCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eduardo Rodríguez RomanoRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. Found at the Occidental side of the Central Valley, in a town called Atenas. The house offers its users peace and a comfortable atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A place to lay back that stands immersed between coffee plantations mixed with tropical dry forest trees and a lovely weather that characterizes this town.Save this picture!© Eduardo Rodríguez RomanoThe access to the property stands out with an outstanding vertical volume coral stone plated, joined by a wooden pergola, breaking out with the horizontal element in the composition. It also works as the main lobby that functions to incorporate and organize the space.Save this picture!AxonometricThe west aisle directs us clearly to the private area of the house where we can find the bedrooms. At the east sector the social area stands combining internal and external functions depending on the user necessities and the weather shifts.Save this picture!© Eduardo Rodríguez Romano Aracari’s House deck is built over the terrain level and incentivizes relax and enjoyment under the sun. It has a Jacuzzi with a capacity for three people with amazing panoramic views from the east and in direct contact with the exuberant tropical nature.Save this picture!© Eduardo Rodríguez RomanoIt’s simple, single-gradient roof and broad eaves fly over the housing as a protective element of the different climatic factors. Also, it´s south ascending morphology creates enough height combined with efficient cross-over ventilation that generates a comfortable temperature for every space in the house.Save this picture!© Eduardo Rodríguez RomanoProject gallerySee allShow lessFabrika Filmes Headquarters / CoDA arquitetosSelected ProjectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro, Brooks + Scarpa Among Winners of 2018 AIA Institute Honor …Architecture News Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Atenas, Costa Rica Projects Aracari House / Diego Rodríguez RomanoSave this projectSaveAracari House / Diego Rodríguez Romano Year:  Costa Rica Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871076/aracari-house-diego-rodriguez-romano Clipboard Architects: Diego Rodríguez Romano Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  195 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2013 ArchDaily Photographs:  Eduardo Rodríguez Romano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDiego Rodríguez RomanoOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAthensCosta RicaPublished on January 12, 2018Cite: “Aracari House / Diego Rodríguez Romano” [Casa Aracari / Diego Rodríguez Romano] 12 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Eduardo Rodríguez Romano+ 36Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Aracari House / Diego Rodríguez Romano ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871076/aracari-house-diego-rodriguez-romano Clipboardlast_img read more

39th Cowtown Marathon kicks off Saturday

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Kirsten Stevenson Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Twitter ReddIt Facebook Previous article“The Great Wall” is a hollow and flimsy blockbusterNext articleActors allow student nurses to be independent Kirsten Stevenson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This author does not have any more posts. printA Fort Worth spring time tradition, The Cowtown Marathon, is almost here. The Cowtown is the largest multi-event road race in North Texas. This will be the 39th year that The Cowtown has taken place in Fort Worth.Although the online registration deadline has passed, you can still register at The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, Friday Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall.If you’re not a runner, The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo may be more your speed. It is a free event where different vendors showcase their products, and there will be speakers there to educate people on healthy every day habits.The actual race festivities begin Feb. 25 and there are multiple races to participate in. The first day of the marathon will consist of the adult 10K and 5K races, and the Cook Children’s 5K. The second day of the event will be the Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Light.The Cowtown Marathon has a race for just about every experience level. The time limits for the races vary as the Miller Light Ultra Marathon is over seven hours, while the adult 5K is only an hour and a half.All races will begin at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, and end on Gendy Street.In addition to the traditional races, The Cowtown Board of Directors created a program named C.A.L.F., which stands for Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness. The program provides grants and running shoes to over 5,800 local school children, while striving for the main goal of keeping kids active all year long, according to a Cowtown press release.The Cowtown also partners with other organizations like Team RWB and the Alzheimer’s Association.For more information, click here. Linkedin Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Episode 205 – End of the first round

first_imgFacebook Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Previous articleTCU News Now: Sept. 2, 2020Next articleThe Skiff: Sept. 3, 2020 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallace Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt printIn today’s episode, Jack and Noah discuss the Lakers, Clippers and Bucks advancing, Game 7s looming for Denver/Utah and Houston/OKC, college football returning and more NFL injury updates. Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Linkedin 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West ReddIt 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East + posts TAGSBasketballblanket coveragebubblecfbfootballjack wallacenbaNFLnoah parkerpodcastsportsTCU last_img read more

PLAS wins! Coach Austin lives to coach another day

first_img PLAS Pitcher Chandler Avant looks for the call on the play at home plate as the Patriots took on Tuscaloosa Academy during game three of the AISA semifinals in Troy Friday afternoon. (Photo/Joey Meredith)The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots battled their way to finals of the AISA state baseball championship with a hard-fought win over Tuscaloosa Academy at the Patriots’ home field Friday afternoon.The Patriots will square off against Glenwood in the best-of-three series at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Patterson Field in Montgomery.Chandler Avant pitched a gem of a game going the distance on the mound for the Patriots. Avant also chipped in four RBIs including two homeruns on two at-bats.The Patriots took a 3-2 lead in the first inning and added three more runs in the second on Avant’s second homerun of the day.The 6-2 lead held until the fifth-inning when Tuscaloosa scored two runs tightening the score at 6-4.Tuscaloosa threatened in the sixth inning with a hard hit ball and two runners on base. However a base runner was thrown out at the plate to end the inning. Tuscaloosa went rather quietly in the seventh and the Patriots celebrated a deserved opportunity to play for the AISA state championship.In the game, Bryan Adams went three for four with one run scored. Miles Loving had a hit and an RBI and a run scored. Drew Starling had a hit. Connor Vowell had a hit and an RBI. Colby Roberts had a hit and scored a run and Tulley Everett scored a run.Following a short celebration, the team gathered on the infield and the Patriot fans gathered at the fence to show their appreciation to the Patriot’s longtime coach Butch Austin.Buddy Starling, the voice of the Patriots, said Friday’s game was a big moment in Patriot baseball history. Having announced his retirement, Austin had coached his last game on the Patriot diamond.“Butch Austin is a legend in Patriot baseball,” Starling said. “Some people change the world. I don’t know about changing the world but Coach Austin has changed the lives of the hundreds of young men he has mentored, taught and coached. He is greatly appreciated. Coach Austin, we love you and wish you health and happiness.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Sponsored Content Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen You Might Like PCHS softball headed to regional tournament The Pike County Lady Bulldogs are headed to the region championships next week in Mobile. The softball team clenched the… read more By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration PLAS wins! Coach Austin lives to coach another day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 12:35 am Saturday, May 3, 2014 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Storieslast_img read more

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin overwhelmed by ‘sorrow’ amid nasty legal battle with his children

first_imgChristopher Polk/Getty Images for ‘The Man who Unlocked the Universe’ (NEW YORK) — Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, said he was overwhelmed with “sorrow” when two of his three adult children asked a court to grant them legal guardianship over his affairs, saying their father is in “cognitive decline” and associating with people who manipulated him.Aldrin, 88, opened up in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” Tuesday, calling the legal battle with his children — Andrew and Janice Aldrin — “the saddest thing that had ever happened” in his family.“I really felt that it really didn’t need to come to this,” the engineer and former astronaut, who was born Edwin Aldrin Jr., said.“It’s the saddest thing that ever happened in my family. But as I’ve seen, family is forever and I will forever be trying to patch it up.”Andrew, 60, and Janice, 51, filed a petition last month in Brevard County, Florida, circuit court to become their father’s co-guardians, which would give them control of his finances and business affairs because they believe he has become paranoid and confused.“The alleged incapacitated person suffers from cognitive decline,” according to the petition. “This cognitive decline has resulted in loss of memory, confusion, general delusions, paranoia, and unusual behavior. He is now associating with new acquaintances who appear to be manipulating him with false information to their own benefit and his detriment.”Aldrin, who denies the allegations, fired back in a June lawsuit that includes Andrew, Janice and former personal manager Christina Korp this week, accusing them of elder exploitation, fraud and alleged misuse of funds.“Defendant Andrew Aldrin and Defendant Christina Korp have been for the past number of years been slandering Plaintiff in public and/or to other individuals or small groups by stating Plaintiff has Dementia and Alzheimer’s,” according to his suit. “Defendants have used this tactic to gain further control over Plaintiff’s personal relationships, business contacts and assets.”Aldrin, who runs various companies, said on “GMA” today, “I was hoping that whatever the differences are could be worked out, but it appears as though it wasn’t moving in that direction.”“So we just had to not lie over and go to sleep. We had to take a position. It’s really incomprehensible that they would do this.”Aldrin alleges that Korp and his son had assumed control of his company funds “for their own self-dealing and enrichment,” according to the suit. He also said his son transferred nearly a half a million dollars over the course of two years from his bank account into a personal one.But Korp and Aldrin’s children say the suit is “unjustified.”“We love and respect our father very much and remain hopeful that we can rise about this situation,” they said in a statement.Responding to the suit, Korp said she was “being unfairly defamed” and was “saddened” by what she considers “unjustified and malicious attacks.”Aldrin’s lawyer, on the other hand, says the suit was absolutely justified.“I think the basis of this lawsuit can be summed up in the idea of people taking too much from an opportunity,” attorney Robert W. Bauer said in interview with “GMA.” “These are people who have seen opportunities and see opportunities for themselves in the future and are more interested in Buzz Aldrin’s legacy than Buzz Aldrin.”Court-appointed mental health experts are scheduled to evaluate Aldrin in Florida this week, Bauer said.He said he’s “confident” that his client will pass any competency tests connected to his children’s petition, just as he passed a voluntary mental evaluation that he underwent earlier this year.“The kids are fighting for control over Buzz Aldrin, but Buzz Aldrin is fighting for his rights. He’s fighting for the rights that are given to us by the Constitution,” Bauer said.Aldrin is also confident about the state of his mental health and says his only problem is that he’s too trusting of people.“I learned at West Point and the military and at NASA to trust people. I trust people too much. I’ll admit that,” Aldrin said. “I happen to be a very vibrant person.“I’m feeling younger and more energetic really than I have ever been in my life. There is less confusion and more clarity,” he added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Biodiversity and biogeography of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic mollusca

first_imgFor many decades molluscan data have been critical to the establishment of the concept of a global-scale increase inspecies richness from the poles to the equator. Low polar diversity is key to this latitudinal cline in diversity. Here weinvestigate richness patterns in the two largest classes of molluscs at both local and regional scales throughout the SouthernOcean. We show that biodiversity is very patchy in the Southern Ocean (at the 1000-km scale) and test the validity ofhistorical biogeographic sub-regions and provinces. We used multivariate analysis of biodiversity patterns at species, genusand family levels to define richness hotspots within the Southern Ocean and transition areas. This process identified thefollowing distinct sub-regions in the Southern Ocean: Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, East Antarctic—Dronning MaudLand, East Antarctic—Enderby Land, East Antarctic—Wilkes Land, Ross Sea, and the independent Scotia arc and subAntarctic islands. Patterns of endemism were very different between the bivalves and gastropods. On the basis ofdistributional ranges and radiation centres of evolutionarily successful families and genera we define three biogeographicprovinces in the Southern Ocean: (1) the continental high Antarctic province excluding the Antarctic Peninsula, (2) theScotia Sea province including the Antarctic Peninsula, and (3) the sub Antarctic province comprising the islands in thevicinity of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.last_img read more

Wheat quality down on last year’s level

first_imgThe Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) has confirmed that the latest results from this year’s Cereals Quality Survey suggest the quality of wheat has dropped compared to last year.The latest Cereal Quality Survey results update is based on analysis of 25,000 wheat sample results. These show that there has been a fall in average GB Hagberg, protein content and specific weight. Average moisture content showed an increase, as anticipated following the July and August rainfall.The latest Hagberg estimates for 2007 show an average of 241 seconds in Great Britain, significantly below last year’s average of 294, but only 0.9% lower than the previous three-season average of 243 seconds.Nabim Group 1 wheat currently has an average moisture content of 14.5%, specific weight of 76.5 kg/hl, a Hagberg falling number of 250 seconds and protein content of 12.8%.last_img read more

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