Vidal confident Waterhouse moving in right direction

first_imgWaterhouse Football Club President Fitzroy Vidal says the club has to go shopping in the January window to strengthen areas where it has failed on the pitch this season, this as the local powerhouse team looks to rise from its position at the bottom of the 12-team league.”Certainly, I am not comfortable with the present squad of players. I think that my team needs to be strengthened, and we know where the weak areas are; we have identified them. We think this transfer window presents an opportunity for us to fix that,” admitted Vidal, the club’s new president.”We have conceded too many goals, and that is one of the areas we are looking to strengthen. We have identified the players for those positions, but I won’t call names now. But I am hoping that we can get some of these deals wrapped up and start getting better results,” he told The Gleaner.Waterhouse, currently bottom on 15 points, started the season with Calvert Fitzgerald at the helm. But after a shaky start, he was briefly replaced by former coach Anthony Patrick, before Paul Young assumed responsibilities recently as head coach.Throughout the season, the team has struggled for wins, with only three victories from 19 outings to date.TURNING AROUND CRISISThe Drewsland-based club has dwelled at the bottom of the table for most of the season, but Vidal has no doubt Young can turn the crisis around and return normalcy to the Waterhouse Stadium.”I reached out for the coach that I have confidence in, and that is Paul Young. He had to finish up some other work that he was doing overseas, … and in the interim, I brought in Anthony Patrick.”Paul took a bit longer than I expected to come in, but since Paul came, in his first two games, we got six goals, significantly more than we have been getting. So at least the conversion is taking place now,” the club president assessed.”The discipline and motivation is at a high at the club, all the players have stepped up their games and we believe we are on our way to getting back to the top,” he continued.Vidal has no fear of relegation and remains confident Waterhouse FC will make the top four, despite being 14 points adrift of a play-off spot.”It is all-important for us to be in the League, and I have no doubt at this time that we will not drop out of the league. We believe we belong there. We are satisfied with what we are doing to ensure that we maintain our status in the Premier League, and we are going to compete as we are not done yet. I tell you confidently that we are heading for the semi-finals,” he stated.”I want to say thanks to the fans for standing by us in this difficult time. We know it is not easy, but your support has been a tower of strength behind us. I am happy to be a part of this mighty club and committed to delivering results.”last_img read more

Spartan girls thump Loyalton 64-42, return to Holiday Classic championship

first_imgRed Bluff >> The offense for the Red Bluff High girls basketball team continued to click Friday against small school Loyalton. Jesse Miller scored 17 of her team-high 19 points while helping others score as well to lead the Spartans to a 64-42 victory over the Grizzlies. Red Bluff (8-2) moves on to face Arcata in the final, looking to go back-to-back as champions of the Red Bluff Holiday Classic. Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Though Red Bluff has put up 146 points in two blowout …last_img

SA’s Famous Brands moves into India

first_img18 March 2013 South African food service group Famous Brands has plans to expand into India through the launch of five pilot Debonairs restaurants in Mumbai in July, with Diwa Hospitality as its master licence partner to manage and grow the business. “Entering the market is as much about our partners as it is about the market,” Famous Brands chief operating officer, Darren Hele, said in a statement last week. “They will give us local knowledge advantage which is critical to the sustainability of this venture.” In line with this, Debonairs has been re-engineered to fit the Indian market. “Our Debonairs Pizza offering in Mumbai is all about a customised menu with a strong vegetarian bias;local flavour profiles developed in conjunction with our partners and innovative product offerings designed to support the cost-conscious grab-and-go Mumbai consumer,” Hele said. Famous Brands received investment enquiries from several emerging markets but selected India to expand into for a number of reasons, according to Hele. “There are very strong factors driving growth in the food services industry in India, including a general increase in disposable income, intensified urbanisation and the exponential growth in the population segment most likely to consume processed food – the 5 to 35-year age group – which is projected to grow to 51% of the total population by 2020.” Pizza also accounts for the biggest share of the quick-service restaurant market, which is expected to grow at a faster rate than the Chinese market, from $15-billion in 2011 to $50-billion in 2020. “We made a decision in 2012 to tie up with a restaurant operator who had an understanding of the huge potential of the Indian restaurant market – a partner who recognises that India is unlike any other market in Asia Pacific or the United Arab Emirates,” said Diwa Hospitality’s director, Yogesh Parekh. “Famous Brands shares our optimism for the growth potential in this market, and our local knowledge and insight together with the meticulously customised Debonairs Pizza offering ensures the brand has every opportunity to become a household name.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Velvet Wire Headband Hair Band Vintage Retro Bendy Wrap – Good value, one minor problem

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Cattle markets and the Tyson fire

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Andrew Griffith, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of TennesseeThe market is down one large harvest facility and cattle feeders cannot feed the same animal for infinity and beyond. As a result, availability of feeder cattle will increase in the near term. Packers continue to put the squeeze on cattle feeders as they appear to be holding all of the leverage. It is difficult to identify any leverage point cattle feeders control in today’s market, but this situation will not last forever. Similar to leverage slipping into the abyss, live cattle basis may or may not be favorable to cattle feeders as regional differences are the story on this subject. The kindest way to summarize the cattle feeder’s situation is that better days have to be on the horizon, but it is difficult to tell how far off the horizon is.Since the Tyson fire was reported on Aug. 9, it is difficult to pick up on the fact in the initial numbers that a facility that has the capacity to harvest 30,000 animals a week is out of commission. Federally inspected slaughter the week following the fire was only 5,400 head fewer than the same week one year ago while the second week following the fire showed an 11,500 head increase compared to last year. Similarly, slaughter levels those two weeks do not appear to deviate from previous weeks. The picture gets a little fuzzy when looking at steer and heifer slaughter. There is only one week of official steer and heifer slaughter data to compare. That one week looks very similar to previous weeks, but steer slaughter was down 11,700 compared to the same week from a year ago while heifer slaughter increased 6,300 compared to a year ago. The picture will become clearer in a few more weeks, but the question already appears to be answered.The calf and feeder cattle markets have worked their way out of the funk that was the Tyson slaughter facility fire. There was likely some fear and doubt in cattle feeders minds related to where they were going to go with cattle the next few months that knocked the yearling cattle market on its rear end for a week or two. However, that fear appears to have subsided as cattle feeders continue to look for quality cattle.last_img read more

From the Inside Out: Dr. Laura Hill’s Look at Eating Disorders

first_imgBy: Caitlyn BrownPixabay[WoodBowl by ponce_photography, May 16, 2016, CCO]As human beings,  we rely upon fundamental necessities for our survival- shelter, water,and most importantly, food. Food is our sole source of energy and due to its necessity for every human, we often revolve areas of our lives around it. We plan our day around when we will eat, we make plans with individuals to meet to eat, we travel to new places to try new cuisines and experience different cultures- our relationship with food is one of the most significant ones we have in our lives.  Unfortunately, it is one we often take for granted until something impedes our ability to consume or enjoy food.Diabetes, Gluten Intolerance, Food Allergies, Kidney Disease- there are numerous biological diseases that could impact an individual’s relationship with food. We view these as medical issues, something that an individual was born with or has a predisposition towards but overall, it is treatable, manageable and not the individual’s fault. However, we don’t see all food related diseases as biological. Often times, we view individuals with eating disorders as unhealthy or unable to eat by choice- that the individual made a conscious decision to not eat. Dr. Laura Hill is working on changing that perception of eating disorders because she contends that, in reality, eating disorders are just as much a biological disease as any other.When an individual consumes food, there is a process the body and brain go through as we process and digest the food. Our gut sends a signal to our brain, which sends a message to other areas of the brain involved in our perception of hunger/fullness, whether there was anything in the food we should be alarmed or worried about and the degree to which we enjoyed the food. Every time we consume something we enjoy, our brain releases a spike of dopamine, the neurotransmitter for pleasure. This process happens for every individual, even those with an eating disorder. However, individuals with an eating disorder, don’t often enjoy food. They may try it or take a small bite of something in order to make those they are with feel better, but certain areas of their brain do not receive the messages required to register hunger/fullness. So, when an individual with an eating disorder consumes some toast, it is tasteless, and the stomach sends that information to the brain. The brain tries to make sense of the lack of taste and when it can’t it views the food as something to be concerned about, something alarming or worrisome. This alarm manifests as anxiety for an individual with an eating disorder. Dr. Hill compares the anxiety to a constant cafeteria noise that only the individual can hear and that becomes more intense around food. As you can imagine, this makes it very difficult for an individual to function on a daily basis- to complete their work, take tests, follow instructions, etc.Through fMRI images or 3D scans of the brain, Dr. Hill aims to explain how eating disorders impact the brain by identifying the process and activity in certain areas of the brain when presented with food. She explores the impact that eating disorders have on an individual’s psychological well-being and presents ways for individuals to reframe their perception of food. Much like any other skill, learning to eat healthy both for individuals with and without eating disorders can take time and preplanning. Dr. Hill highlights that recovery will take practice and that implementing certain strategies can be easily done with support from family or friends.If you would like to view Dr. Hill’s explanation through her TedX presentation, you can see it here. If you would only like to read the transcript, click here.This post was written by  Caitlyn Brown of the  MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more