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Washington: Our preference for coffee or beer is not based on the way the beverages taste, but how they make us feel, according to a study. Scientists from Northwestern University in the US searched for variations in our taste genes that could explain our beverage preferences, because understanding them could indicate ways to intervene in people’s diets. They counted the number of servings of bitter and sweet beverages consumed by about 336,000 individuals in the UK Biobank. The researchers did a genome-wide association study of bitter beverage consumption and of sweet beverage consumption. The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, showed taste preferences for bitter or sweet beverages are not based on variations in our taste genes, but rather genes related to the psychoactive properties of these beverages. “The genetics underlying our preferences are related to the psychoactive components of these drinks,” said Marilyn Cornelis, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “People like the way coffee and alcohol make them feel. That is why they drink it. It is not the taste,” Cornelis said in a statement. The study highlights important behaviour-reward components to beverage choice and adds to our understanding of the link between genetics and beverage consumption — and the potential barriers to intervening in people’s diets, she said. Sugary beverages are linked to many disease and health conditions, researchers said. Alcohol intake is related to more than 200 diseases and accounts for about 6 percent of deaths globally, they said. Cornelis did find one variant in a gene, called FTO, linked to sugar-sweetened drinks. People who had a variant in the FTO gene — the same variant previously related to lower risk of obesity — surprisingly preferred sugar-sweetened beverages. “It is counterintuitive. FTO has been something of a mystery gene, and we don’t know exactly how it is linked to obesity,” Cornelis said. “It likely plays a role in behaviour, which would be linked to weight management,” she said. “To our knowledge, this is the first genome-wide association study of beverage consumption based on taste perspective,” said Victor Zhong, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University.
New Delhi: Manipal Hospitals has launched first of its kind ‘Suraksha Card’, a healthcare privilege membership programme aimed at providing best of hospital care to the patients at affordable costs.The benefits of Suraksha Card include unlimited OPD consultations for a year, 15 per cent discount on lab & radiology investigations, 10 per cent discount on pharmacy, one preventive health check package worth 499 free in a year, free ambulance pick up, free home sample collection and 10 per cent discount on IPD – room rent only. These benefits can be availed for a year with a one-time payment of Rs 2000 per person. In addition, the beneficiaries can also add their family members by availing the card for Rs 3,000 for 2-4 members and Rs 4,000 for 5-6 members.
Coach Urban Meyer huddles with members of the Ohio State football team prior to a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternIn Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s three seasons in Columbus, the team has achieved 31 victories — not one of which came against a team ranked inside the top 15.If OSU (7-1, 4-0) wants to achieve that first “signature” victory, its best — and possibly only — shot this year is set to come on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., when it takes on No. 7 Michigan State (7-1, 4-0).“I think (the players) know that already … this is a game to get the respect that Ohio State deserves and has had in the past,” Meyer said Monday. “You have to go compete and win this game and it’s going to be a task. But that’s real.”The Spartans are currently the only top-25 team sitting on OSU’s schedule.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said he understands the importance of grabbing that signature victory when it comes to regaining national respect and improving OSU’s postseason résumé.“I think people for the past three years have said that we have just beaten up on teams (that) aren’t good or whatever they say, and that when it comes down to it, we can’t win a big game,” Bennett said Monday.“I just think that’s the hype around Ohio State, is that we don’t win big games, but it’s important to win this game because they’re a great opponent, and if you want postseason dreams, you’ve got to keep winning.”OSU had a chance to shake that stigma last season against the then-No. 10 Spartans in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game. However, the Buckeyes were unable to hold onto a fourth-quarter lead, as MSU took them down to win the Big Ten title, 34-24.The Buckeyes then had a second chance to topple a top-15 team in the Orange Bowl, when they took on then-No. 12 Clemson. Again, however, the Buckeyes let a fourth quarter lead slip away as they fell, 40-35.“I think we’re lacking one (a signature win) a little bit, and that win (against Michigan State) would mean a lot,” junior linebacker Joshua Perry said Monday. “It would be great for our goal. Since I’ve been here, we haven’t won a Big Ten Championship and I know that we’d like to do that, so to be able to go up there and win would obviously do a lot for that.”The highest-ranked team that OSU has defeated with Meyer at the helm was then-No. 16 Northwestern last season. The best ranking a team that OSU defeated has ranked at the end of the season under Meyer was No. 24 after the Buckeyes beat then-No.20 Michigan two seasons ago and the Wolverines fell for spots in the poll to end the season.However, tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton said he does not believe that OSU will be intimidated by the tough opponent.“The thing is, when you come to Ohio State University, is there any reason you don’t want to play in these kind of games?” Hinton asked. “You sign up for this. And this is what it’s all about. National TV, prime time and all that kind of stuff and getting an opportunity to play a great opponent and a Big Ten opponent and all those things are exactly why you signed up to come to Ohio State.”Bennett said that being the underdog against a top-10 team is something that his teammates aren’t shying away from.“I think we like it,” Bennett said. “This team is interesting to me because for the first time since I’ve been here, except for maybe my sophomore year, guys have really relished being looked at as overrated, or whatever it is. We’re here to prove something, we’re here to show that we’re a complete team, and it doesn’t really matter where people rank us.”Perry agreed that being the lower-ranked team on the road could actually end up helping with the team’s focus and intensity.“It feels good to be an underdog sometimes, because then a lot of people are looking at you and trying to see what you can do in that scenario,” Perry said. “A lot of the training we do here, you’re in a scenario where you either go or you don’t, so this is going to be a good one for us.”Bennett said the team’s motivating factor in beating its top-10 opponent is not shaking the national perception of the team, but rather winning each game as it comes.“It’s not about making sure everybody loves us in the country or respects us in the country, it’s about winning games and making sure that we have a chance to go where we want to go in the postseason,” Bennett said. “This game is just important for that because it’s the next game, and we have to win because they’re a good opponent.”OSU’s game against Michigan State is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Govt taking on the tab to get people out of Abaco via Bahamasair August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Related Items:#evacuation, #HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews, bahamasair Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 6th, 2017 – Nassau – At present, emergency evacuation flights via the Bahamasair are being carried out to transport residents from Inagua to Nassau, after Prime Minister Minnis made the emergency order last night.Both Minnis and opposition leader Phillip Brave Davis visited the Lynden Pindling International Airport to greet residents as they arrived, describing the current Hurricane Irma preparations as “beyond politics”. Minnis then comforted residents by saying, “always remember we are one family. We are together. We will fight this storm together and we will have you back as soon as possible but while you are here, you are brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and you will be treated according.”Davis also added, “When it comes down to safety, when it comes down to natural disaster, we should all be one.”Managing Director of Bahamasair, Tracy Cooper also confirmed that the airline will continue to assist the government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with evacuations from Islands in the Southern Bahamas ahead of Hurricane Irma. Flights from Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island are also expected to come in.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Recommended for you
Wayne Rooney praised DC United’s progress this season after losing their MLS play-off tie to Columbus Crew on penaltiesThe former England captain arrived at Washington in June with DC the bottom place side of the MLS Eastern Conference.However, in just the space of four months, DC fought their way into a playoff spot with a fourth-place finish.But DC’s staggering progress came to an end on Friday morning when they were knocked out on penalties to Columbus at Audi Field following a 2-2 draw.Rooney himself missed the first spot-kick as Columbus emerged 3-2 victors to reach the Conference semi-finals.“It’s disappointing to lose on penalties but as a team we can be extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last few months,” said Rooney, according to BBC.Report: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“Really we had no right to make the playoffs. To do that we have brought belief back to the fans, the team and we have to build on that.”Rooney scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 21 appearances for DC this season.A rough end to a great season for Wayne Rooney.Rooney has his penalty saved and was eliminated from the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. pic.twitter.com/kEEk57DvBj— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 2, 2018
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