Boston cruise liner hit with cease and desist order after photo of crowded deck goes viral

first_imgHow is this crowded party boat in Boston Harbor allowed? pic.twitter.com/HfGILXWLrE— Marty Walz (@MartyWalzAssoc) July 26, 2020Bay State Cruise Company did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on Tuesday.On Monday, the company’s owner, Michael Glasfeld, responded to the viral photo in a statement, saying the ship — only the fourth cruise since the company reopened — sailed at 33% capacity.Glasfeld also noted that the top deck was at roughly half its legal capacity and his employees were following all exercises they worked on to reopen safely and in accordance with the rules. His note highlighted some of the struggles many small business owners are navigating as they attempt to reopen.“Clearly, this is a situation where the public’s view is far more important than whether or not we are conducting activities in accordance with regulations,” Glasfeld said in the statement. “We value our reputation as being a company that does the right thing, and we are working with the City of Boston’s Dept. of Health this week to further work on what needs working on.”He continued, “We’ll get this right; we are committed to that effort and understand how, in our current environment, this photo has created such a stir.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. pawel.gaul/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts cruise liner has been hit with a cease and desist order after photos of a packed ship deck went viral over the weekend.Bay State Cruise Company, which runs ferries between Boston and Provincetown, was ordered to stop operating just shortly after reopening as part of the state’s Phase III, Step 1 plans.The Boston Public Health Commission and the state’s Department of Labor Standards hit the company with a cease and desist order Monday, saying that some of the activities, including the Summer Music Cruise and Group Charters with dancing, were not yet eligible to reopen. The letter added that the Department of Labor Standards has received complaints about these activities.“This weekend’s mass gathering on a boat in the harbor represents a serious threat to public health, which is why today the Boston Public Health Commission together with the state’s Department of Labor Standards issued a cease-and-desist order to Bay State Cruise Company,” Boston’s mayor, Marty Walsh, said in a statement.“We’ve made great sacrifices and worked hard over the last few months to stop the very real and very dangerous spread of COVID-19, and it’s vital every person and every business take this public health emergency seriously, and do their part to keep their families, neighbors and communities safe,” Walsh added.In a photo posted to Twitter, passengers appeared to pack the deck of one of the ships, the Provincetown II, with little social distancing.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgAstros sign Correa’s brother as undrafted free agentHOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have signed second baseman J.C. Correa (kor-AY-ah), getting the brother of star shortstop Carlos Correa on the third try.The Astros signed the younger Correa for $20,000, the maximum allowed for an undrafted free agent.Houston had picked Correa in the later rounds of the last two drafts. This year’s draft was drastically cut to only five rounds because of the coronavirus pandemic. Correa hit .245 in 14 games as a senior for Lamar University this year before the season was shortened by the virus. In 2019, he led the school with a .332 batting average, 10 home runs and 44 RBIs.The Astros lost their first- and second-round picks this year as part of the penalty issued by Major League Baseball for their sign-stealing scandal. — An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported that one player who took part in the workouts this week in Nashville has tested positive. All the players who were there will now get tested to see if there is any spread. The team declined to comment, citing federal and state privacy laws about the personal health of employees.— The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after five team employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person tells The Associated Press the team and the NHL haven’t announced the closure. The NHL is also no longer announcing which teams’ individual players tested positive. The developments come some two weeks after players could return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts.— Canada has approved a National Hockey League plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plan required an exemption as the U.S.-Canada border is currently closed to all non-essential travel until at least July 21 and those who enter Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. The league plans to have training camps open in July and to play games without spectators in a couple of cities in late July or August. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada’s top public health officer as well as the top health officers of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Toronto worked closely with the NHL to approve the plan.— A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) will pay the salaries of the Los Angeles Angels’ furloughed employees in his native Dominican Republic for five months. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Pujols didn’t publicly announce his commitment to pay roughly $180,000 to cover the salaries. The strict budget cuts made by Angels’ owner Arte Moreno during the coronavirus pandemic have included extensive furloughs for scouts, player development staff and minor league employees.GLF–RBC HERITAGE The closures come while MLB owners and players try to negotiate a deal to begin the season and raise the possibility the virus outbreak could scuttle all attempts at starting up this year.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the spring complexes in Florida and Arizona will temporarily close because of recent events. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there wasn’t an official statement.The facilities will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfecting. No one will be permitted back inside without a negative test for the virus.Soon after the Phillies became the first known team to be affected by the outbreak, Toronto shuttered its site in Dunedin, Florida, about five miles from Philadelphia’s camp in Clearwater. The Blue Jays said one player showed symptoms consistent with the virus.The San Francisco Giants’ facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, was shut after one person who had been to the site and one family member exhibited symptoms Thursday. Texas closed its camp about 30 miles away in Surprise, saying no one had tested positive but that it wanted to expand testing protocols. Simpson has the lead at RBCHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Webb Simpson has the lead at Hilton Head. Bryson DeChambeau is one shot behind. And the biggest move of the day was a player who made it to the course, but not the tee. That was Nick Watney, who withdrew after becoming the first player to test positive for the coronavirus. Watney tested negative when he arrived Tuesday. He experienced symptoms Friday, took another test and it returned positive. He will be in self-isolation for at least 10 days.SPORTS-JUNETEENTHAround sports world, Juneteenth celebrated like never beforeUNDATED (AP) — Bradley Beal grabbed a microphone and asked the crowd that joined the Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics on a march to collectively raise a fist into the air and join together in saying “Together we stand.” And they did. Such was the sentiment across sports on Friday, as many teams from the major U.S. pro leagues stopped to commemorate Juneteenth — the celebration of what occurred June 19, 1865, the day that all enslaved Black people in the U.S. learned they had been freed from bondage.The day carried particular importance this year, with teams recognizing the day as important enough to declare it a paid holiday for workers — acknowledging the problems the country is facing after several weeks of protests demanding the elimination of police brutality and racial inequality.Many pro athletes, Black and white, have taken part in those protests.The NBA gave its employees paid time off on Juneteenth for the first time and Commissioner Adam Silver urged league personnel to take the day and think about race relations.AMERICA PROTESTS-SPORTS In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— A shortened baseball season would result in some temporary rules changes. Extra innings that start with runners on second base, games ending in ties and re-entry are among the possibilities. And the season may be limited to a maximum 60 games by teams that claim they can’t afford more due to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB included the controversial extra-inning runner rule in its proposal Wednesday for a 60-game season, down from an initial 82, and also wants it for 2021. The players’ association accepted the rule Thursday for 2020 only in its counterproposal for 70 games, down from an initial 114.— Five-time PGA Tour winner Nick Watney tested positive Friday for the coronavirus, the first player with a confirmed infection since golf resumed its schedule last week. Watney withdrew immediately from the RBC Heritage and must self-isolate for at least 10 days under the PGA Tour’s protocols. Watney played the opening round with Vaughn Taylor and Luke List. As part of the contact tracing plan, Taylor, List and their caddies were to be tested immediately.— Clemson said 23 football players have tested positive for the coronavirus since the athletes returned to campus this month. There have been 28 positive tests for COVID-19 at the school, including two football staffers and three athletes from other sports. None of those contracting the virus have been hospitalized. Those testing positive are isolated for at least 10 days. The uptick at Clemson is similar to one in the state of South Carolina, which reported a single-day high of 1,081 cases on Friday. —The NASCAR Cup race at Texas will have thousands of spectators in the stands. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has approved a comprehensive action plan submitted by the track to allow fans for the July 19 race. While the state allows 50% capacity for outdoor sporting events, track president Eddie Gossage says it’s too early to know how many fans will be able to attend. With social distancing protocols in place, the speedway first must reassign seating for people who had already purchased tickets for the race that was originally scheduled for March 29. The track capacity is about 135,000. Associated Press — The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events. The current ban, in place since 2001, prevents states from hosting what the NCAA calls predetermined sites, such as men’s basketball tournament games. Mississippi is the only state currently affected by the policy. The expanded policy means that even when sites of games are determined by performance as they are in sports such as baseball and women’s basketball, Mississippi schools will not be permitted to host NCAA tournament games.NFL-NEWS49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. breaks right wristUNDATED (AP) — San Francisco 49ers receiver Richie James Jr. has broken his right wrist during offseason workouts and won’t be ready to return to the field until after the start of training camp.The 49ers confirmed a report of the injury by NFL Network on Friday and said they will have a better idea of how long James will be sidelined after he reports to training camp next month. NFL Network said James is expected to miss at least two months. June 20, 2020center_img In other developments related to the national protests against racial injustice:—The Washington Post editorial board is calling on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change his football club’s name. Under the headline, “Change the name of the Washington NFL team. Now,” the newspaper says in an editorial posted online Friday that if Snyder won’t switch the nickname, the professional football league itself ought to do so. The Post says, “This should be an easy call” and urges Snyder or the NFL to “get on the right side of history.” Snyder has owned the team since 1999 and steadfastly refused to consider a change to the nickname.— The agency that manages RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., removed a statue of George Preston Marshall, who moved the team from Boston to Washington. Marshall resisted integrating the team with Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962, according to his biography on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Marshall was inducted into the Hall in 1963; he died in 1969. Events DC officials called the removal on Friday “a small and overdue step on the road to lasting equality and justice.” A Redskins spokesman did not immediately comment.— Former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk) is helping to fund the cost of legal representation for some protesters who were arrested during demonstrations in the days after George Floyd’s death. The Star Tribune reports that Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Foundation has donated what’s described as a “substantial” sum to attorneys nationwide. Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who took a knee in 2016 during the national anthem to protest police brutality.— A group of Black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born.  Update on the latest sports James is the second receiver lost to injury this week for the defending NFC champion 49ers. No. 1 wideout Deebo Samuel underwent surgery Thursday to repair a fracture in his left foot suffered during informal player workouts in Tennessee.In other NFL news:— The New York Jets have agreed to terms with Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims, their second-round draft pick in April, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Mims fits a major need for a Jets offense that lost its top wideout, Robby Anderson, to Carolina in free agency. Chosen 59th overall, Mims will get a four-year deal worth about $5.5 million.— NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV last night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. The lack of an agreement impacts 11.32 million subscribers. DISH has 9.01 million and Sling TV accounts for another 2.31 million. The NFL is still deep into the offseason with preseason games not scheduled to begin for another two months.MLB-ASTROS-CORREA’S BROTHER TRANSGENDER-SPORTS BAN-IDAHO-LAWSUITTrump administration backs Idaho transgender sports banBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump.The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice, saying a federal judge considering a lawsuit challenging the ban should conclude that the law does not violate the U.S. Constitution.The ban prohibits transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. The ban does not apply to men’s teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worryEvery team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, a move that came in the wake of the Philadelphia Phillies announcing five players had tested positive for COVID-19. Twins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarksUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978.Griffith’s statue was one of several installed when the team opened its ballpark in 2010. Griffith moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota for the 1961 season, and the team was renamed the Twins. During a 1978 speech to a Waseca Lions club, Griffith said he decided to make the move when he found out there only had 15,000 blacks there. The team says it “cannot remain silent and continue ignoring the racist comments he made in Waseca.”Spokesman Dustin Morse said the removal was an internal decision, but the team had “certainly heard from outside fans and the community over the years” about Griffith’s remarks.Griffith sold the Twins to banker Carl Pohlad in 1984. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice women’s rights group that filed the lawsuit in April, contending the law violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause because it is discriminatory.last_img read more

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D’Angelo Russell’s injury overshadows Lakers’ 108-96 win over Pacers

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Normally, their presence sparks cheers as D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young make dramatic shots.Russell usually reacts by pointing to the apparent ice in his veins, while Young holds out three fingers. But this time, Russell and Young elicited collective gasps as they winced in pain.Injuries to Russell and Young overshadowed everything else in the Lakers’ 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday at Staples Center, even if the result snapped a five-game losing streak.One injury remains uncertain. The Lakers diagnosed Russell with both a mild MCL sprain in his right knee and strained right calf. He did return after playing for just over a minute, and is scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday. The other injury does not seem as serious. Young hyperextended his left knee midway through the second quarter after the knee appeared to lock up as he drove toward the free throw line. Young eventually stood up to the ground and limped toward the locker room. But after x-rays came back negative, Young returned for the second half and made a handful of shots.The Lakers mostly depended on Lou Williams (27 points), Brandon Ingram (15 points, seven rebounds), Julius Randle (16 points) and Jordan Clarkson (12 points). But while posting 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting, Young was still part of the Lakers’ lineup that opened the second half with a 18-6 run. Young also threw a rare assist before playing air guitar. Young also made a 3-pointer that gave the Lakers an 86-75 lead entering the fourth quarter. The Lakers held onto the lead from there.The vibe surrounding Russell did not seem as positive.Video replays showed that Russell lost balance after accidentally running into Randle’s left foot as the pair ran a pick-and-roll play. Russell then fell awkwardly on his right knee.After remaining down on the court for several moments, Russell stood up on his own and walked to the Lakers’ training room with 10:48 left in the first quarter. Lakers veteran guard Jose Calderon played in Russell’s place after he went to the trainer’s room. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Russell, who missed 13 games this season because of soreness to his left knee, had a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat his left knee in late November. Considering his talent level as the Lakers’ No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Russell’s absence contributed toward the Lakers struggling with consistency after a 10-10 start to open the 2016-17 season.Russell has averaged 14.8 points and 4.5 assists while shooting 39.6 percent from the field in 27 minutes per game this season. Though he reported shaking off rustiness from his absence earlier this month, Russell has struggled in the past week. He has averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 assists while shooting 34.8 percent from the field in 19.8 minutes over the past five games, while also sitting out the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s loss to Denver.Just like then, the Lakers played without relying on Russell. This time, however, the Lakers managed just fine.last_img read more

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What channel is Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on today? Time, schedule for 2019 rivalry game

first_imgOne of the many rivalry matchups available Week 14 of the college football season is No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State, a reliably high-scoring affair with the Cowboys looking to spoil the Sooners’ playoff hopes.The Bedlam Series has been a reliable source of drama in recent years, with close games in each of the past two meetings and plenty of points. What channel is Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on today? TV channel (national): FoxLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State caps off a college football triple-header Saturday on Fox. The first of those games, No. 2 Ohio State at No. 10 Michigan, is one of the biggest games on the schedule alongside No. 5 Alabama at No. 16 Auburn.Joe Davis, Brock Huard and Bruce Feldman are on the call for Fox’s broadcast.Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Nov. 30Start time: 8 p.m. ETOklahoma has a huge 88-18-7 win in the all-time series against Oklahoma State, though the Cowboys won twice in a four-year span beginning in 2011. Still, that gives the Sooners a four-game win streak over their in-state rivals.Week 14 college football schedule (top 25)GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 13 MichiganNoonFox, fuboTVNo. 3 Clemson vs. South CarolinaNoonESPNNo. 4 Georgia vs. Georgia TechNoonABCNo. 5 Alabama vs. No. 15 Auburn3:30 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRutgers vs. No. 10 Penn State3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network, fuboTVNo. 12 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Minnesota3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 14 Baylor vs. Kansas3:30 p.m.ESPNOregon State vs. No. 14 Oregon4 p.m.Pac-12 Network, fuboTVNo. 16 Notre Dame vs. Stanford4 p.m.Fox, fuboTVTulane vs. No. 25 SMU4 p.m.ESPNUTexas A&M vs. No. 2 LSU7 p.m.ESPNNo. 23 Iowa State vs. Kansas State7 p.m.FS1, fuboTVColorado vs. No. 6 Utah7:30 p.m.ABCFlorida State vs. No. 11 Florida7:30 p.m.SEC NetworkNo. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State8 p.m.Fox, fuboTV MORE: Watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Last season, unranked Oklahoma State scored a touchdown to cut No. 6 Oklahoma’s lead to 48-47, but a failed 2-point conversion and failed onside kick allowed the Sooners to avoid a second loss, which was crucial to eventually reaching the College Football Playoff semifinal.This year, both teams are ranked. And with both teams still being in the Big 12, there’s sure to be plenty of offense on display in Stillwater.Below is all the information you need to watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full Week 14 college football schedule.WEEK 14 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadlast_img read more

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Donegal businesses voice concerns over Capital Plan for 2040

first_imgBusinesses in the North-West have voiced their concerns over the slow pace of progress with significant capital projects and called for accelerated delivery of the National Development Plan.The groups voiced their concerns at a meeting with local public representatives.The meeting was held at the Pramerica Offices in Letterkenny. Businesses say they need to support balanced growth and job creation across the entire country.In particular, they are calling for the recent corporate tax windfall to be directed towards much-needed infrastructure to position the regional economy to grow.Ibec North West Regional President Cormac Kearns said: “Businesses are anxious to see progress in the delivery of Project Ireland 2040 as challenges around peripherality and connectivity intensify. The delivery of strategic road infrastructure will help improve inter-urban and inter-regional connectivity and offer greater accessibility that will drive growth.“Investment in education and skills should also be viewed as a key infrastructure priority that will help support continued business growth in the region. “The country is currently enjoying windfall corporate tax revenue and there is an opportunity to invest in much-needed infrastructure, improve overall quality of life and position the regional economy to grow.  Delays on infrastructure have significant costs and pose a real threat to economic growth and damage competitiveness. Unless we deliver the infrastructure, the region will continue to develop at a slower pace.”Mr Kearns added: “With a disorderly Brexit looking increasingly likely and with regions being most vulnerable in this scenario, fast-tracking infrastructure investment is more vital than ever. We must invest ambitiously and deliver on committed projects as urgently as possible.”Donegal businesses voice concerns over Capital Plan for 2040 was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Klay Thompson to Warriors’ fanbase: ‘I meant no disrespect’

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON — Three days after critiquing Warriors fans for how loudly they cheered at Oracle Arena, Klay Thompson clarified his feelings about the team’s fanbase.I love DubNation. We have the greatest fan base in sports. We feed greatly off their energy in Oracle and I meant no disrespect. #timetogotowork #roadwarriors— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) March 13, 2019 …last_img

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Search for Bochy’s replacement leading Giants in different directions than other teams

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When the offseason began, the Giants understood there would be a wide-open competition to attract the best possible manager candidates.Jobs range from high-profile gigs with pressure to win immediately such as ones with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies to positions leading rebuilding teams with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals.Eight different clubs have spent at least part of October searching for a new manager, which would theoretically complicate …last_img

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Role of Anthocyanins in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

first_imgThis was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn. References:Konczak, I., & Zhang, W. (2004). Anthocyanins-More Than Nature’s Colours. Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology, 2004(5), 239-240.Webb, D. (2014). Anthocyanins. Today’s Dietitian, 16(3), 20.Phytochemicals.info – AnthocyaninsPennington Nutrition Systems – AnthocyaninsNovotny, J. A., Fadel, J. G., Holstege, D. M., Furr, H. C., & Clifford, A. J. (2012). This kinetic, bioavailability, and metabolism study of RRR-α-tocopherol in healthy adults suggests lower intake requirements than previous estimates. The Journal of nutrition, 142(12), 2105-11.Faria, A. , Pestana, D. , Azevedo, J. , Martel, F. , de Freitas, V. , Azevedo, I. , Mateus, N. and Calhau, C. (2009). Absorption of anthocyanins through intestinal epithelial cells – Putative involvement of GLUT2. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 53: 1430-1437. doi:10.1002/mnfr.200900007Jennings, A., Welch, A., Fairweather-Tait, S., Kay, C., Minihane, A., Chowienczyk, P., Jiang, B., Cecelja, M., Spector, T., Macgregor, A., Cassidy, A. (2012). Higher anthocyanin intake is associated with lower arterial stiffness and central blood pressure in women. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 96(4), 781–788. doi:10.3945/ajcn.112.042036Mink, P., Scrafford, C., Barraj, L., Harnack, L., Hong, C., Nettleton, J., Jacobs, D. (2007). Flavonoid intake and cardiovascular disease mortality: a prospective study in postmenopausal women. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 85(3), 895–909. doi:10.1093/ajcn/85.3.895Cassidy, A., Mukamal, K., Liu, L., Franz, M., Eliassen, A., Rimm, E. (2013). High anthocyanin intake is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction in young and middle-aged women. Circulation 127(2), 188-96. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.122408 Image by Photospin.com/0020048 Mixed BerriesBy Joanna ManeroWhat are bioactive compounds and what is their role in the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?  This blog will only discuss anthocyanins but tune into Dr. Elvira de Mejia’s Free webinar, on March 15th at 10 am CDT to find out more about the health benefits of phytonutrients.Phytonutrients and Cardiovascular DiseaseTo register, visit the event page.Anthocyanins are flavonoids found in a large variety of foods.  They are the most widely consumed flavonoid and are responsible for the beautiful red, purple, and blue coloring found in fruits, vegetables, grains, and flowers.  Aside from coloring our plate, they provide a large array of health benefits such as protection against liver injuries, reduction of blood pressure, improvement of eyesight, suppression of proliferation of cancer cells, and cardiovascular disease prevention (Novotney 2012; Knczak and Zhang 2004).   Anthocyanins have been used as traditional or folk medicine around the world. Only recently have we begun to research these health benefit claims.The role of anthocyanins in cardiovascular disease prevention is due to their protective oxidative stress properties. They are believed to act on different cells associated with the development of atherosclerosis. An Iowa Women’s Health Study of 34,489 postmenopausal women found that eating strawberries and blueberries just once per week was associated with a significant reduction in death from cardiovascular disease over a 14 year period (Mink et al., 2007).  Similarly, a study of 93,600 healthy women from the Nurses’ Health Study II revealed a 34% lower risk of myocardial infarctions (heart attack) in women who consumed three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week (Cassidy et al., 2013).  Additionally, anthocyanins have been shown to lower systolic blood pressure and arterial pressure, which can result in fewer cardiac events, such as a heart attack (Jennings et al., 2012).Anthocyanin-rich foods include:Asparagus (purple)BlackberriesBlack RiceBlueberriesConcord GrapesCranberriesEggplantPomegranatesPurple CornRaspberriesRed CabbageRed RadishesSweet CherriesThere are still several aspects of anthocyanins that require more research.  Since anthocyanins are typically studied in fruit extracts, they are present in a combination of compounds and may not act independently.  In fact, when anthocyanins are studied in combination with other compounds, rather than in isolation, the effects tend to be greater.Anthocyanin-containing foods are beautiful, delicious and nutritious.What are your favorites anthocyanin containing foods?Also, let us know what you would like to learn about anthocyanins and other bioactive compounds.last_img read more

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Gianluigi Buffon included in Italy squad

first_imgItaly Buffon to play on for Italy as Di Biagio calls up uncapped duo Rob Lancaster 01:08 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) gianluigi buffon - cropped Getty Images Italy Serie A Argentina v Italy England v Italy Argentina England Friendlies The Juventus veteran has ended doubts over his international future with a call-up to the latest Azzurri squad Gianluigi Buffon looks set to extend his international career after being included in Italy’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England.The Juventus goalkeeper fought back the tears when announcing his retirement after the Azzurri lost 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden in a World Cup play-off last November.However, the 40-year-old has softened his stance since then and, having held a meeting with interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio in February, could now add to his national record of 175 caps. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp As well as picking Buffon, Di Biagio – who has stepped up from his role as Under-21 boss on a temporary basis – has also named uncapped forwards Federico Chiesa and Patrick Cutrone in a 26-man squad.There is a recall for Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura, who won the last of his eight caps in December 2016, but Mario Balotelli and Simone Zaza both miss out.Italy face Argentina at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on March 23 before taking on England at Wembley four days later.#AzzurriLuigi #DiBiagio has named his squad for the friendlies against #Argentina in #Manchester, 23/03 ko 20:45 CET; and #England 󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧 in #London, 27/03 ko 21:00 CET#ArgentinaItaly #EnglandItaly #VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/IKUzE5lxzE— Italy (@azzurri) March 17, 2018Italy squad:Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea), Leonardo Spinazzola (Atalanta), Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Leonardo Bonucci (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Gian Marco Ferrari (Sampdoria), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Jorginho (Napoli), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain), Bryan Cristante (Atalanta), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Roberto Gagliardini (Inter), Marco Parolo (Lazio) Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Simone Verdi (Bologna), Antonio Candreva (Inter), Andrea Belotti (Torino), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Patrick Cutrone (Milan).last_img read more

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