first_imgEating several small servings of nuts each week may significantly lower your risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.In one of the largest studies to date about the health benefits of nuts, researchers analyzed data from more than 210,000 health professionals over as many as 32 years. They found that, compared with those who never or almost never ate nuts, people who ate one ounce of nuts five or more times per week had a 14 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 20 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease during the study period.Both walnuts and peanuts were linked with lower disease risk, the study found. No heart benefits were associated with eating peanut butter—which could be because people tend to pair peanut butter with unhealthy foods or because peanut butter is often mixed with salt and sweeteners, possibly canceling out the positive health benefits of the peanuts, according to an editorial accompanying the study.Marta Guasch-Ferré, a research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study, said in a November 13, 2017 article in Consumer Reports that it’s a good idea to incorporate a variety of nuts into your diet because each type has different nutrients.Other Harvard Chan authors of the study included Xiaoran Liu, Vasanti Malik, Qi Sun, Walter Willett, JoAnn Manson, Kathryn Rexrode, Yanping Li, Frank Hu, and senior author Shilpa Bhupathiraju.Read the Consumer Reports article: Are Nuts Good For You?Learn moreNuts for the Heart (Nutrition Source) Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_imgWilson and Fanning were in the finals of the world surfing competition at J-Bay in South Africa three years ago when a great white shark famously attacked the former world champ — and was punched on the nose for its efforts. Julian Wilson and Mick Fanning were all smiles on their return to Australia after Fanning’s dramatic encounter with a shark while competing at Jeffereys Bay in South Africa. Picture. Phil Hillyard. Photos show huge scale of Chris Hemsworth’s $9m mega-mansion How to own 20 homes before you’re 30 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoJulian Wilson’s “office” with surfboards and trophies. Julian Wilson (AUS) in action, placing 1st in Heat 3 of Round Two at Billabong Pipe Masters 2017 in Pipe Oahu, Hawaii, USA.WORLD surfing number three Julian Wilson — hailed a hero for selflessly paddling to help former champ Mick Fanning after a shark attack — is selling his jawdropping Queensland home. The 29-year-old pro-surfer’s Peregian Beach property on the Sunshine Coast only just hit the market Thursday but has already had several private inspections with more scheduled for Friday and over the weekend. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The 29-year-old world number three’s stunning home at 31 Pelican Street, Peregian Beach, hit the market on Thursday.Wilson, a Coolum Beach native who grew up across the beaches along the coastline there, owns an award-winning home designed by renowned Noosa architect Tim Ditchfield. It was described as “a master class in coastal luxe” and became the Australian Institute of Architects’ Sunshine Coast House of the Year in 2009. Stunning view from the master suite.Wilson’s four bedroom, three bathroom home has hit the market for sale by negotiation, with agents Rachel Sellman and Mike Hay of Century 21 Conolly Hay Group open to offers over $4 million.“He grew here so he’s got a great affiliation with the area,” Ms Sellman said of the home’s famous owner. Australia’s most expensive home sold Julian Wilson hugs Mick Fanning (Blue) on shore after Fanning was attacked by a shark during the Final of the J-Bay Open in 2015. Picture: Kirstin Scholtz/World Surf League. Loads of room to store prized boards plus parking for three vehicles.She said the market for luxury homes was very hot across the Sunshine Coast-Noosa area, and Peregian Beach was tightly held.“There are many people wanting to purchase here and not a lot of houses like this for sale in Peregian. A lot of people have been waiting on listings in the area, looking for a place to live and also for investment.” Mick Fanning of Australia (blue) and Julian Wilson of Australia (red) climbing to safety after a shark attack on Fanning at the J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa on Sunday July 19, 2015. Picture: Kirstin Scholtz/World Surf League. The home was named the Sunshine Coast’s House of the Year by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2009.Wilson’s home was on an 857 sqm block with stunning views across the ocean and beach and just 15 minutes from highly popular Hastings Street in Noosa.“It’s amazing,” she said of the design and the location. “We’ve had several people through (already) … There are people who have been following the architect for some time. He’s very popular at the moment, and this being one of his best houses that he has designed, there are people that have contacted us saying they’ve been waiting for it to come up.”The property is open for private inspections by appointment with the agents. Wilson’s home has already had inspections with more scheduled this weekend. The home was designed by renowned Noosa architect Tim Ditchfield to make the most of the location. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER The home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three car spaces.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyThe deadline is April 30 for Thurston County residents to pay their 2015 first half property taxes.Property taxes can be paid through the Thurston County Treasurer’s web site.  There is no additional charge for the electronic check payment option on-line, but there is a 2.5% fee for a major credit card payment and a flat $3.95 fee for a VISA debit card payment.  Payments can also be made in person at the Treasurer’s Office or the courthouse parking lot drop box – located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Olympia 98502. The same fees apply for payments made in person.Treasurer’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Payments made by mail must be postmarked by the due date.  Penalties and interest will be charged for those who do not have their payments in on time.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Forest Service Olympic National ForestStarting August 16, a coalition of state and federal agencies, with support from local tribes, will begin the third two-week round of translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest to the northern Cascade Mountains to meet wildlife management goals in all three areas. Since September 2018, 174 mountain goats have been translocated.This effort is a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS), the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) to re-establish and assist in connecting depleted populations of mountain goats in the Washington Cascades while also removing non-native goats from the Olympic Mountains.  Mountain goats were introduced to the Olympics in the 1920s.WDFW plans to release the mountain goats at seven sites in the North Cascades National Forests this round. Five of the release sites are located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS) near Glacier Peak, Cadet Ridge (near Sloan Peak), Vesper Peak, Mt. Buckindy, and Mt. Index. One  release site is near Tower Mountain in the Methow area of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The other is near Hardscrabble Ridge on an inholding owned by Forterra.“A project of this magnitude would be impossible without our partner agencies and the expertise and cooperation of hundreds of people,” said Olympic National Park Wildlife Branch Chief Dr. Patti Happe.  “The interagency collaboration and the support from everyone involved is extraordinary.”Capture and translocation may continue into 2020 depending on this year’s results.Trail Impacts and Road Closures Mount Ellinor in Olympic National Forest will be an area of focus for the capture crew this round. The Mount Ellinor trails system and Forest Road 2419 to Mount Ellinor, as well as Forest Road 2464 leading to Forest Road 2419, will be closed to the public starting the evening of August 18 until the morning of August 30.The two staging areas for the mountain goat capture operations will be closed to public access.  One staging area is located in Olympic National Forest in the Hamma Hamma. The other staging area is located on Hurricane Hill Road beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in Olympic National Park.Hurricane Hill Road will remain open up to Picnic Area A on August 15. The road will then be closed completely beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center from August 16 through 30 for mobilization, capture operations, and demobilization. This closure includes the Hurricane Hill Trail, Little River Trail, and Wolf Creek Trail. No other closures will be in place for Olympic National Park.Project Background In May 2018, the NPS released the final Mountain Goat Management Plan which outlined the effort to remove mountain goats on the Olympic Peninsula. The population of mountain goats at that time was estimated at 725. Both the plan and the associated environmental impact statement were finalized after an extensive public review process which began in 2014.“Mountain goat relocation will allow these animals to reoccupy historical range areas in the Cascades and increase population viability,” said Jesse Plumage, USFS Wildlife Biologist.While some mountain goat populations in the north Cascades have recovered since the 1990s, the species is still absent from many areas of its historic range.Aerial capture operations are conducted through a contract with Leading Edge Aviation, a private company that specializes in the capture and transport of wild animals. The helicopter crew will use immobilizing darts and net guns to capture mountain goats and transport them in specially made slings to the staging areas.The animals are cared for by veterinarians before WDFW wildlife managers transport them to staging areas in the north Cascades for release. To maximize success, goats are airlifted in their crates by helicopter directly to alpine habitats that have been selected for appropriate characteristics.Mountain goats follow and approach hikers because they are attracted to the salt from their sweat, urine, and food. That behavior is less likely in the north Cascades where visitors are more widely distributed than those at Olympic National Park, said Dr. Rich Harris, a WDFW wildlife manager who specializes in mountain goats.“In addition, the north Cascades has natural salt licks, while the Olympic Peninsula has virtually none,” Harris said. “We’d expect salt hunger to be lower in goats that have natural sources available to them.”Area tribes lending support to the translocation plan in the Cascades include the Lummi, Muckleshoot, Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, and Upper Skagit tribes. Volunteers from the Point No Point Treaty Council, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Skokomish Indian Tribe, and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe will also be assisting at the staging areas in the Olympics.For more information about mountain goats in Washington State, see WDFW’s website.For more information and updates on the project, visit read more

first_imgBy John Burton |MIDDLETOWN — Affection and appreciation were the prescriptions as generations of patients, friends and family offered their gratitude and kind words for a long life spent in medicine.At the party, held at the Middletown Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 4, Harry M. Swartz, M.D.  celebrated his retirement after a 58-year career in medicine. Generations of  his patients – including this reporter – were on hand, joining Swartz and his family, friends and others to acknowledge the years of service.“I love him. He’s a great doctor,” said Ida Fairlie, a 92-year-old Atlantic Highlands resident, who has counted Swartz as her primary physician for more than 50 years. “My whole family went to see him,” she said. At times, family members were too ill visit Swartz’ office. “When they couldn’t get there,” Fairlie recalled, “he’d come over.”Swartz, 86, lives in Rumson, and as of the end of May stepped back from his family practice, which he conducted at 138 Cherry Tree Farm Road, in the township. During his decades in practice he said he’s seen children grow up, have their own families he’s treated and always feeling very much part of their lives. Along with his busy practice, Swartz for many years served as the official physician for Middletown Township and for the Middletown Police Department, he said.Swartz acknowledged it was a bittersweet day seeing so many familiar faces from so many years, offering their well wishes and good cheer after in many cases caring for them. “It is wonderful to see everyone and I feel wonderful,” he said.For approximately the last 30 years Swartz has partnered with his son, Stephen J. Swartz, M.D., sharing responsibilities for the practice.“How can you describe being so close?” Stephen questioned. During their three decades working alongside each other, “spending our days together, eating together,” he had developed similar traits. “We think alike, manage patients alike,” he said. And most importantly, he concluded, “What Dad has done is make patients family.”Stephen, a Little Silver resident who also serves as medical director of CareOne at King James rehabilitation facility, Atlantic Highlands, will be continuing with the practice. However, he is planning on moving it to a new location. The new site has yet to be determined but will be in Middletown.“They’re great doctors, both of them,” said Bob Eckert. Eckert, a patient some 40 years ago, served as Middletown’s mayor 1978-79 and served on the Township Committee from 1975-81. He now lives in Berkeley Township in Ocean County but continued to rely on Drs. Swartz for his medical treatment. What made the elder Swartz such a great physician, Eckert said, is “I think he is very caring,” as well as his medical skill. “He could diagnose you right away,” Eckert recalled with a snap of his fingers. “He’s very accomplished.”What marked Swartz’s time treating patients is “his compassion, his caring,” Fairlie said.“He always gives his patients respect,” Stephen added.“He always has time for you,” added Christine Goetz, Middletown. Goetz has been a longtime patient, who said her husband had died a few months ago and Swartz provided so much comfort to her as she was grieving. “He got me out of the house,” Goetz said of the doctor. “That’s Dr. Harry for you,” she said.“The one thing I learned from him is humility,” said Sidney Swartz, M.D., Harry’s son who is a Florida anesthesiologist.“Other than being a great physician, that’s probably the most important thing I learned from Dad,” Sidney continued, “the way he treats people…You really are supposed to help people and he always did that.”So far retirement is good, Harry said. “I get up a little later in the morning now,” he said. “You know, people say you get bored in retirement. Not me. There’s plenty to do.”Harry’s wife, Renee Swartz, said he’s been spending his time taking up gardening and Harry acknowledged he’s been enjoying going to the beach. Renee is chairwoman for the Monmouth County Library Commission, where’s she’s been active for many years, and plans to continue. She suspects her husband will find things to keep him active. “Oh, I’ll keep him busy,” she said.Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry offered a county proclamation naming Aug. 4, 2017 as Dr. Harry M. Swartz Day.This article was first published in the August 10-17, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski’s time with the Sharks is coming to an end.Pavelski is expected to sign a three-year contract with an average annual value of roughly $7 million with the Dallas Stars on Monday, a source confirmed. Multiple outlets, including TSN and The Athletic, first reported late Sunday afternoon that Pavelski and the Stars had reached an agreement.Monday is the first day all NHL unrestricted free agents …last_img read more

first_imgCarl Seville, this website’s resident green building curmudgeon and blogger, has teamed up with Abe Kruger, an energy rater and BPI Building Analyst, to write a new textbook, Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction.The book fills a gap, and fills it well. Until now, there hasn’t been a good, comprehensive introduction to green residential construction that was suitable for use in classrooms. Anyone who’s been waiting for a solid reference book on the topic of green residential construction should go out and buy this book.This 521-page hardback includes soup-to-nuts coverage of the following topics:Every page of the book includes at least one clear illustration or photograph. The well-chosen illustrations and photos will certainly facilitate comprehension for any student of green building — especially “visual learners” who are more likely to grasp concepts displayed in pictures than concepts explained in words.Since Carl is a member of the GBA team, the information he presents is consistent with the advice found on the GBA website. The authors’ perspective is firmly based in building science, and the book is free of any taint of greenwashing.Here are samples of the wisdom found in Green Building:In short, most of the information in this book is both accurate and valuable.However, I didn’t agree with a few of the authors’ statements. For example, Carl and Abe are occasionally too quick to advise readers to hire experts. We learn that when installing a foundation, “an experienced arborist should be consulted to help maintain a healthy tree canopy.” (In some areas of the country, especially areas where trees grow like weeds, this advice seems a little over the top.)Elsewhere, the authors advise homeowners to arrange for “twice-annual inspections of [HVAC] equipment.” Twice a year? Well, I’m sure… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG target Doucoure hails Mbappe: I played with his brotherby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has hailed the quality of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.Doucoure is under consideration at PSG as a replacement for wantaway midfielder Adrien Rabiot.He told RMC: “The PSG player who impresses me the most? I think it’s Kylian Mbappé, he’s really a phenomenon, a crack. “I know very well his big brother Jirès (Kembo), with whom I played with in Rennes, and he was already talking about him. “But it’s true that I’m really impressed by what he’s doing. He is the player who impresses me the most yes.” last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A major fire broke out at a rubber godown in northwest Delhi’s Siras Pur area on Sunday, a senior official of the Delhi Fire Service said.The Delhi Fire Service received information about the incident at 7.34 am and 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was controlled by 10.50 am and no casualty was reported, the official said. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he added. Recently, a massive fire broke out at an apparel showroom in Uttam Nagar area of Delhi in early hours on Friday. The Delhi Fire Services official said that no casualty was reported from the blaze which takes several hours for dousing.last_img read more