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NBAs Blake Griffin shares healthy living tips, including cannabis, in new podcast – The GrowthOp

Blake Griffin is leaving no stone or plant unturned in his new Pursuit of Healthiness podcast.

The six-time NBA all-stars newest project has him sitting down with a host of celebrities and experts to discuss health and wellness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The podcast, which has already been renewed for a second season by Audible, is the realization of a lifelong dream for Griffin and allows the player to share the many secrets he has uncovered in his quest to lead a truly healthy life.

Every episode I walked away with some information that I didnt know, Griffin said. One of my favourite episodes was when I interviewed Dr. Scott Smith from NASA. Hes the lead nutritionist and we got to go to NASA, tour his whole lab, the rest of the NASA (facility) and then I got to sit down and ask him questions.

That one was special because we actually went there to do the interview in person last summer.

Upcoming episodes feature conversations with Arianna Huffington about the importance of sleep, Michael B. Jordan on his workout routine and Chelsea Handler on (what else?) weed.

Handler, a long-time pot purveyor who said she re-introduced herself to cannabis after Donald Trump became president, famously celebrated her 45th birthday by skiing half-naked down a Whistler mountain with a joint in one hand and a margarita in the other.

I just think it is the way forward, she said. It is a healthy alternative to alcohol, especially for a woman over 40. You dont get the hangovers. You can have a clean living ethos. It has just changed my world so I just wanted to do everything I can to get behind the movement.

She will likely find a sympathetic ear in Griffin. With estimates of cannabis use by current NBA players being as high as 85 per cent, the Detroit Pistons power forward has told Sports Illustrated the drug can only help players who are playing through the pain.

It doesnt really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects, he said. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense.

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Movie Review: ‘The Old Guard’ | The Harvard Press | Features | Feature Articles – Harvard Press

Directed by: Gina Prince-BythewoodStarring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry MellingAvailable on NetflixRated R, 125 minutes

The war in Afghanistan is already the longest military conflict in American history, but human memories are short, and its hard to comprehend 19 years of continuous war. Halfway through The Old Guard, an action thriller with a supernatural twist, whose two hours are otherwise full of gunfights and fistfights and swordfights and double-crosses and for-the-greater-good clichs, a young woman quietly puts the wars terrible longevity into focus. The young woman, Nile, explains that her father was killed in action when she was 11; she herself is now a U.S. Marine, fighting in the same war.

Charlize Theron and KiKiLayne star in The Old Guard. (Courtesy photo)

However, she wont be killed in action; as she has just discovered, shes immortal. The Old Guard is a literal title, referring to a band of immortal supersoldiers, some of whom are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. Led by Andy (Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road), the groups existence is a perfect secret, their deeds throughout history, from the Crusades to the Civil War, going without notice. This is by design; in previous eras, members of their ranks have been accused of witchcraft and tortured to insanity, so while their lonely way of life is hard, its better than the alternative.

The biggest threat facing the Old Guard these days comes in the form of Big Pharma, specifically a twitchy young CEO, Steven Merrick (Harry Melling, Harry Potter). Helped by a former CIA agent, Copley (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Children of Men), Merrick sends paramilitary squads to ensnare the immortals, hoping to experiment on their bodies and maybe make a few cool billions by synthesizing their genetic material. Sensing the danger theyre in, Andy urges the group to lie low.

Then Nile (KiKi Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk) comes along. New to immortality and unable to comprehend her situation, Nile has questions, but the answers she needs are answers Andy cant give her. When she asks why this small group has been granted immortality, the others cant say with any certainty. When they plot revenge on Copley, Nile stops to ask why others have to die. The next youngest member of the group is over two hundred years old; with a fresh young face in their ranks, the Old Guard is forced, for the first time in centuries, to reckon with the unique advantage they have over mortals.

These moral and philosophical questions arent uninteresting, but what impact these questions have is flattened and diluted by the scripts constant stream of bland dialogue. Are you praying? God doesnt exist, Andy scoffs at Nile on the same day theyve met; This is about science, not profits, Copley pleads impotently when Merrick reveals his true intentions; We dont have all the answers, but we do have purpose, Andy philosophizes in a rambling monologue. The Old Guard is full of lines like these, lines meant to evoke simultaneously the gravitas of superhero movies and the conviction of a political speech. But with understated performances from nearly every member of the cast, these musings, offered in the movies quieter scenes, are unconvincing.

Luckily, quiet scenes are relatively rare; this is an action movie, after all, and a well-designed one at that. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) crafts blistering fight scenes that show off a wide variety of fighting styles, developing characters through wordless choreography. Action movies with high body counts often make us roll our eyes at the absurd scale of their carnage, but The Old Guard homes in on the act of killing, reminding us that death is deeply personal.

What makes The Old Guard linger, though, is the subtle parallel it draws between history and the zeitgeist of this fraught moment in time. Despite its dull dialogue, the movie still articulates an analogy between the eternal violence that haunts Andy and the violence Nile has known throughout her much shorter life. There are historical patterns, the waves that rise and fall over centuries, and then there are the patterns we observe within the smaller span of our lifetimes. Nile may have only ever known wartime, but she still balks when Andy warns her of everlasting cycles of violence. The Old Guard is a violent movie in the tradition of other violent movies, but it challenges us to imagine what it would take to break out of our old habits.

Danny Eisenberg grew up in Harvard and has been reviewing movies for the Harvard Press since 2010. He lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

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A Second U Expands Education Platform with Precision Nutrition, Bringing World-Class Nutrition Certification to the Foundation’s Trainers – Club…

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Toronto, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --A Second U, a nonprofit foundation that trains formerly incarcerated people for careers in the fitness industry, announces today the expansion of its education program, which will now include nutrition certification fromPrecision Nutrition, the worlds largest online nutrition and healthy lifestyle coaching and certification company. Through the new partnership, A Second U trainers will gain complimentary access to the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. This will provide A Second U trainers with the ability to integrate nutrition coaching into their personal training programs, while also pursuing new clients as online nutrition coaches.

Jeffrey Korzenik, author of Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community, and chief investment strategist at Fifth Third Bank, N.A., has become an advocate of hiring practice reform that supports the employment of formerly incarcerated individuals. When reacting to the news of this partnership, he stated: The stigma of incarceration compounded by a limited education and a lack of employment history make it incredibly difficult for those with criminal records to find steady employment after re-entry. A Second U helps to remove these barriers and together with Precision Nutrition, can elevate its education offering and help these trainers not only satisfy a need for employment but also a desire for stable and fulfilling careers.

Throughout A Second Us intensive six-week program, participants class work focuses on preparation for a national certification exam, and also teaches a set of soft skills such as interpersonal skills and salesmanship. The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification is the worlds most respected nutrition education program and provides fitness professionals and those interested in a career in health or nutrition with a deep understanding of nutrition, the authority to coach it, and the ability to turn what theyve learned into results. Combined, these two programs provide these formerly incarcerated individuals with a diversified education to help them secure and maintain employment.

Like so many formerly incarcerated individuals, I struggled to build a career aligned with my newfound passion for fitness upon re-entry and that experience inspired me to build the A Second U program. For me, education has always been key to building my confidence and establishing myself in the fitness industry. Partnering with Precision Nutrition helps A Second U expand our education program by providing myself and all of our trainers with the latest in the science of nutrition, allowing us to coach beyond fitness to better health, said Hector Guadalupe, founder of A Second U.

In addition to the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification, each A Second U trainer will gain unrestricted access to Precision Nutritions extensive library of client-facing articles and infographics, as well as the first-hand experiences shared in the Precision Nutrition online communities.

Health and fitness professionals know that without proper nutrition, clients will struggle with weight, body composition, metabolism, and achieving their health goals. That is where Precision Nutrition's Level 1 Certification comes in, bridging the gap between nutrition, sleep, movement and stress management to create a holistic approach coaches can use to help their clients get sustainable results, said Marc Zionts, Executive Chairman of Precision Nutrition. Precision Nutrition is proud to be that bridge for the ambitious and hard-working trainers at A Second U, helping them to continue their investment in themselves and ultimately, their clients, too.

About Precision Nutrition

Precision Nutrition offers a sustainable, practice-based approach to losing fat, building strength, and getting healthy. As a global leader in providing health and fitness professionals the education, tools, and coaching they need, nearly 100,000 coaches in over 140 countries use the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificationalong with ProCoach, the companys proprietary coaching softwareto improve client results, increase operational efficiency, and drive business growth. Precision Nutrition offers the only nutrition certification endorsed by CrossFit, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) also approve Precision Nutrition for its professionals continuing education credits.

In addition, Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men and Women is a personalized, evidence-based healthy nutrition and lifestyle program, which has been validated in multiple peer-reviewed studies and helped over 100,000 people improve their nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle. For more information, visit

About A Second U Foundation

A Second U Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate, certify, and secure employment for formerly incarcerated people as certified personal trainers. Through opportunity, empowerment, and community, they aim to eliminate recidivism or the tendency for reoffending. Since 2016, A Second Us program which combines education and mentorship has helped more than 200 individuals get certified as personal trainers. For more information, or to donate, please

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Reduce High Blood Pressure Healthy Nutrition And Wellness Website Launched – Newswire

Best Happy Fit announced that Blood Pressure Drop, a new website, is now available for people looking to discover the most effective natural ways to reduce high blood pressure.

Best Happy Fit announced that Blood Pressure Drop, a new website, is now available for people looking to discover the most effective natural ways to reduce high blood pressure.

Best Happy Fit announced the launch of Blood Pressure Drop, a new website specialized in helping people reduce high blood pressure. The website provides valuable information about reaching ones health and wellness goals.

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The American Heart Association estimates that almost 78 million US adults have high blood pressure. The newly launched website Blood Pressure Drop aims to educate people on the numerous ways in which they can reduce high blood pressure.

Although high blood pressure is largely symptomless, it puts people at risk for several diseases, from heart problems and stroke to eye damage and blindness.

According to Blood Pressure Drop, one's lifestyle can play a very important role in treating high blood pressure. If people successfully control their blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, they might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.

One natural way to reduce high blood pressure is to exercise regularly. In addition, exercising helps lower one's stress levels, strengthen their heart and manage their weight. Ideally, one should attempt to do at least 75 to 150 minutes of physical activity per week.

Another excellent way to prevent and control high blood pressure is lowering one's sodium intake. The website recommends eating fewer salty snacks and processed foods like chips, salted nuts and pretzels and not adding table salt to one's food.

Blood Pressure Drop also explains that quitting smoking is highly beneficial. Smoking actually causes an instant raise in one's heart rate and blood pressure and can severely damage blood vessels, narrowing arteries and causing inflammation.

The new website further notes that a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower a blood pressure that is already too high.

Blood Pressure Drop states: "Hypertension affects a large proportion of the worlds population. While drugs are one way to control this dangerous condition, the natural remedies for high blood pressure in this article may help. Eat healthily, exercise more, and visit your doctor regularly for a checkup."

Interested parties can find more by visiting the above-mentioned website.

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DAILY BRIEFING Pacific Beach business improvement district election UC San Diego studies human genome SeaWorld saves unique birds – A round-up of…

DAILY BRIEFING Pacific Beach business improvement district election, UC San Diego studies human genome, SeaWorld saves unique birds

On July 31, SD Fire-Rescue fire engineer Ryan Ferraras family and friends gathered for a private memorial in his honor and later that day they held a paddle out ceremony in Pacific Beach next to Crystal Pier. Above, Jen Huyck reaches out to Timmy Ferraraduring the paddle out to celebrate Ferraras life. Prior to his 13 years with SDFD, Ferrara was a San Diego lifeguard in Pacific Beach and a longtime instructor for the San Diego Junior Lifeguard program.Ferrara, 39, was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash on Piping Rock Lane on July 18. PHOTO BY JOHN COCOZZA

A round-upof news, community, and business briefs from highlighting whats happening in our community.

Wednesday, Aug. 5


The Pacific Beach business improvement district, Discover PB, is holding its annual board election in the fall. Nominations are currently being solicited for five seats available for the 15-member board, which has appointed a nominating committee to whom nominations may be made by submitting a petition or letter. The nomination petition or letter must be submitted to the nominating committee by Aug. 27 at 5 p.m., either by mail or by emailing [emailprotected]

The Pacific Beach business improvement district includes business and rental properties with six or more units, in the area circumscribed by Interstate 5, the Mission Beach boardwalk, Crown Point Drive and Turquoise Street. The purpose of the business improvement district and the Pacific Beach Community Development Corporation is to provide an organizational framework and funding for the improvement of the area. Pacific Beach area business license holders and owners of rental property with six or more units, are invited to run for election as a member of the Pacific Beach Community Development Corporation board of directors.

The board of directors will also review the list of business and rental property license holders to confirm their representatives eligibility to be voting delegates for the election. The business delegate will be the person named in that business license unless a business indicates differently in writing to the Pacific Beach Community Development Corporation board of directors.

The board of directors must receive the written notice of the business delegate change at or before their Sept. 1 meeting. All delegates terms will end with the election. The list of known business and property license holders eligible to vote will be available for review after the Sept. 1 by contacting Sara Berns at 858-273-3303.

The board will then consider reports and other matters to be placed on the agenda for the annual election meeting. The annual meeting of the board of directors is scheduled for Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at Discover PB office, 1503 Garnet Ave. Newly elected members of the board will be inducted and the board will consider any other items placed on the agenda by the board. A majority of the current board of directors shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of the delegates for the Oct. 20 annual meeting.


Alex Howellfrom UBS La Jolla branchrecently made the 2020Forbes/SHOOKTop Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list. The 2020 Top Next-Gen list recognizes 500 rising advisors who collectively help manage over $1 trillion in client assets. Howell was listed in theForbes2018 and 2019 listings of Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.

As a future industry leader, Alex had appeared with others on rising star lists several times before and the consistency with which they nurture relationships sets an excellent example for those who work with them and for younger people entering the profession. We are exceedingly proud of them and of their teams, saidChris Marsh, managing director and UBS San Diego market head.


San Diego Youth Symphony, after having successfully transitioned all programs online, and then having a quieter summer than normal, canceled the International Youth Symphony program as well as plans to offer new summer classes. So the symphony has determined this is a good opportunity to reconnect with the public and share its plans for celebrating its milestone 75th anniversary season.

A 75th anniversary postcard will arrive in the mail soon that highlights events currently being planned including guest artists, collaborations, outdoor performances and a very special celebration for the 25th anniversary of music director Jeff Edmons.After a planned season-ending celebration in June, plans are to bring back the International Youth Symphony program as well as offering new classes in Summer 2021.


After several weeks of rehabilitation at SeaWorldSan Diego, two tiny, but incredibly uniquebirds a California least tern and a western snowy plover were recently returned to their natural habitatfor a second chance at lifeat a protected stretch of beach at Naval Base Coronado.Both birds were outfitted with ID bands so that SeaWorldswildlife biologists can continue to monitor their progress.

While these two birds aresmall in size, their importance to the local ecosystem is huge.Both species are indicators of the health of coastal beaches and ocean environments.The return of these two birds illustrates the collaboration betweenSeaWorldSan Diego, theNaval Base Coronado, and SanDiego Zoo Global, who partner to collect, rehabilitate,and release a handful of these threatened and endangered birds every nesting season.


Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are among the contributors to a package of 10 studies, published July 29 in the journalNature,describing the latest results from the ongoing Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, a worldwide effort led by the National Institutes of Health to understand how the human genome functions.

This third series of published papers includes descriptions of millions of candidate DNA switches from the human and mouse genomes that appear to regulate when and where genes are turned on, a new registry that assigns a portion of these DNA switches to useful biological categories and new visualization tools to assist in the use of ENCODE's large datasets.

To assess the potential functions of different DNA regions, ENCODE researchers studied biochemical processes that are typically associated with the switches that regulate genes. This biochemical approach is an efficient way to explore the entire genome rapidly and comprehensively.

Tuesday, Aug. 4


Point Loma Fish Shopis kicking off August with a newMargarita Mondays. Guests can enjoy $2 off any of the locations specialty margaritas. There are many options to choose from including Frozen Margaritas, the classic House Margarita, Spicy Margarita, and a Strawberry Margarita. And dont forget about theSpicy Peach Margarita,a blend oftequila, triple sec, peach pure, jalapeos, fresh lime juice, and signature Fish Shop margarita mix, served over ice with tajin rim. Pair any margarita with Fish Shops tacos, or build-your-own taco, salad, plate, or sandwich. The special runs all day long.


Anewstudyshows Coronavirus is leading to an unprecedented number of scams and California is the No. 1 most targeted state. As of July 15, California residents filed 10,938 fraud complaints to the FTC. This marks a 110% increase since the WHO declared a pandemic in March when 5,211 complaints were filed. This has resulted in $14.8 million in losses or $300 per victim in the state.

Nationally, the FTC has registered144,727 reports of fraud costing victims $93 million a median loss of $263 per person. Here are four common online shopping scams to avoid:

THE PRICE GOUGING:Some retailers are marking up essential items such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer at abhorrent levels.How to avoid:If you suspect you are a victim of price gouging, report it to theDepartment of Justice.Currently, the market is stocked back up at normal prices for essential items and it is a good idea to plan ahead for a second or third wave.

THE UNDELIVERED GOODS SCAM:There are thousands of websites offering essential products including masks and gloves that simply take your payment and financial information, never send you the product and have your information for future scams. How to avoid:Purchase products from big companies that you trust.If it is a smaller company, do research by googling them to see reviews and if any complaints have been filed. Shipping time-limit:Because of this scam, sellers are obliged by law to either give you an estimated shipping date or to ship your products out to you within 30 days. If there is a delay in the expected shipping date, the company you purchased the product from must notify you.

FREE GROCERIES SCAM:Scammers text their victims telling them that they just won free groceries from Costco at a $130 value. All the customers need to do is give scammers their personal information, and they will supposedly get free Costco groceries at their doorstep. How to avoid:There are currently no national grocery chains offering free groceries. Do not give out your personal information.


Experience the magic of The Arc of San Diegos Annual Gala virtually. This year's event is on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. Featured will be fabulous auction items and other prizes as well as special guest speakers and musical entertainment.Chaired by Linda Kurtin, proceeds will benefit children and adults receiving essential life services at The Arc of San Diego.To purchase a sponsorship or make a donation,


During August, most of the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition is participating in a nationwide campaign to Clear the Shelters in partnership with NBC Universal and Telemundo. To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing, this years Clear the Shelters looks a little different. Instead of a single-day event, this adoption drive will span an entire month to allow for virtual adoption consultations by appointment. In addition to promoting adoptions, the campaign encourages donations to participating shelters.

Benefits of Pet Adoption

* Adoption is more affordable than purchasing a pet.

* You know youre getting an animal who has been assessed behaviorally and medically.

* You may receive special pet-specific resources. For example, San Diego Humane Society offers training advice, pet supplies and educational information to support pet families for the lifespan of a pet.


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diegowelcomed guests back beginningAug. 2 following its temporary service pause due to COVID-19. The waterfront hotel, located in downtown San Diego, provides guests with an ideal, accessible getaway or summer staycation. With two towers and 1,628 guest rooms, the expansive property features ample space for socially distancing thanks to an extensive property-wide renovation, completed in December. The final enhancement included the lobby, whereupon entrance, guests are greeted by a streamlined arrival experience and lobby with soaring ceilings, contemporary architecture, and a design that echoes the modern aesthetic that has been introduced throughout the rest of the hotel.


The San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team, which plays its home games at Pechanga Arena in the Midway District, has teamed with Home of Guiding Hands to present theFuel for Movement Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, a month-long campaign promoting health and raising funds for a great cause.

Throughout August, social media-driven content will ask San Diegans how they stay healthy and active, while in-store fundraising at everbowls 21 San Diego locations will support HGH, a San Diego-based non-profit that serves children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

To join the challenge, participants must post on social media their answer to the question of the day with the hashtag #Fuel4Movement and tag and follow both the Seals (@SealsLax) and everbowl (@everbowl/@everbowlCraftSuperfood) accounts.


With many people now working remotely, the need for a space where you can find peace and focus has become a necessity.The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla is now reserving a guest room/office for the day offering stunning views, and all luxury amenities, including room service and poolside cabanas, the AAA Five Diamond resort has to offer. Guests can even upgrade to theBusiness to a Tee package, which includes a priority tee time on the Torrey Pines Golf Course.


In early 2020Stone Brewinglaunched the Stone Pilot Series to trial beers for a coveted spot on its national year-round lineup. Midway through the year, the second release in the series has proven itself worthy. Stone Brewing announces thatStone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lageris here to stay, and to celebrate, releases its new companion, theStone Michelada Mix.

In celebration of Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lagers success, Stone also announces the release of its Stone Michelada Mix. Not in the sauce business, but most definitely in the any-excuse-to-drink-a-beer business, Stone has made a mix of tomato juice, hot sauce, peppers and spices. The 32-ounce mix is available It will soon be sold in stores alongside Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager.


Andrea Myers, a partner at the law firm ofSeltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek,has been elected president of The Junior League of San Diego. Myers term was effective July 1 and she will serve as president through June 2021.

Following in her grandmother and mothers footsteps, Myers has carried on her familys active involvement in the organization. Myers joined the League in 2010 and has served in several leadership roles, including the fund development director and chair of the Nominating Committee. She passionately dedicates herself to furthering the Junior Leagues mission of building better communities and developing the next generation of women leaders.


The San Diego Green New Deal Alliance, a diverse, grassroots coalition of local labor unions, environmental and social justice organizations, faith groups, and small businesses will be joined by elected officials, community leaders, and the public at an official virtual launch Monday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.

Among the participants will be the Climate Action Campaign, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward, the San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition and the Kumeyaay and Barona Bands of Mission Indians.

Prompting the virtual event are 2018 findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warning that humanity must achieve a zero-carbon future. Failure to do so, according to the panel, will cause catastrophic and irreversible consequences, with communities of color poised to suffer disproportionately. The San Diego Green New Deal Alliance believes communities cannot afford to wait for federal action, and that our region can and must lead efforts to achieve a livable future in a way that creates good jobs and more just communities. The virtual launch can be accessed byregistering here.


Powerhaus Wholesome Pizza & Eats at 1550 Garnet Ave. is pitching in to help Discover Pacific Beach, the communitys business improvement district.

DPB provides sidewalk sweeping services four days a week and maintains 36 public trash cans for our neighborhood, said the eatery in a release. With the increase of outdoor dining and takeout, this summer has seen a significant increase in trash. At the same time, DPB has had to cancel most of its major fundraising events this year due to COVID. We at Powerhaus want to support DPBs continued efforts for sidewalk cleaning and other community improvement projects, and are asking for your help to do. Its simple. Order Powerhaus on Aug. 12. Let us know youre participating in the fundraiser, and well donate 25% of your order to Discover PB." Contact Powerhaus at 858-886-7666 or email [emailprotected].


San Diego Association of Governments, the regions transportation planning agency, is giving two virtual informational presentations at 9 a.m. on Aug. 7 and 14 on the agencys plans for addressing traffic congestion, increasing social equity by expanding access to quality transit, and meeting state greenhouse gas emissions mandates.

The transportation vision for the2021 Regional Planre-imagines mobility in the 21stcentury and is fundamentally shaped by key strategies known as the5 Big Moves. These meetings will take place virtuallyvia Zoomand will be open to the public. Time will be allotted for committee discussion and public comment. Simultaneousinterpretation in Spanish will be available at each meeting.


San Diego International Airport(SAN) will add once daily, nonstop service toSanta Barbara via Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) onAlaska Airlinesbeginning Nov. 20. This is a new route and the 29thdestination Alaska services from SAN.

The addition of service to Santa Barbara marks the fifth new market added by Alaska Airlines in 2020. Service to Redmond, Ore. and San Luis Obispo began in January. In July,Alaska Airlines announced service to Cancun, Mexico, beginning Nov. 20 through April 12, 2021 and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. beginning Nov. 21. Service to Missoula, Mont. will begin March 11, 2021.

Thursday, July 30


City Tacos taqueria will set up a pop-up installation at Belmont Park, in partnership with the iconic Mission Beach attraction.Beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, City Tacos,will bring its taco selections, along with a pop-up beer garden and specialty cocktail menu to the amusement park. The installation will kick-off this weekend from noon to 9 p.m., with menu favorites available on weekends all month long.

With six existing locations, owner and founder, Gerry Torres is ecstatic to introduce City Tacos to the Mission Beach community in partnership with Belmont Park.The City Tacos pop-up will be located at3146 Mission Blvd. at the oceanfront rooftop Coaster Terrace.


Weekends in PB just got more exciting asMavericks Beach Clubis launching a brand-new brunch menu.On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., chow down on:

The Cali Dude Breakfast Burritoloaded with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fajita veggies, French fries, pinto beans, cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo, and chipotle aioli, with the option to add queso sauce for a few extra bucks.

The beach bar will also be serving theMavericks Frittata, made with carnitas, egg, fajita vegetables, cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo, and lime crema. Guests can also enjoy the chorizo or veggie frittatas.

Try one-of-a-kindMorning Fries, piled high with chorizo, queso sauce, guac, fried egg, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli, and cotija cheese.

And for those who want to brunch healthy, opt for theLoaded Avocado Toast thick cut multigrain toast, avocado, heirloom tomato, olive oil, feta cheese, fried eggs, and microgreens.

Mavericks Beach Club has expanded its patio seating to their side parking lot, and also along with the street parking on Garnet. Guests can also order via the website for pickup.

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IV Drips Don’t Cure COVID, but That Hasn’t Stopped People Flocking to Them –

In mid-March, Hoang Vi Fessenden, a stylish stay-at-home mom and lifestyle blogger living in Charleston, South Carolina, posted a smiling photo of herself on Instagram, her arm hooked up to an IV. Fessenden shared with her then-more than 14,000 followers that she was worried about the rise of COVID-19 and had just received IV infusion therapy from Vida-Flo Charleston, a wellness IV spa, to boost her immunity and energy. Are you prepared for this? she asked.

Fessenden, 27, first went to an IV clinic years ago, she tells in an email, and she says she now goes once every two months. She has tried a number of infusions with hydrating fluids, such as saline and electrolytes, as well as B vitamins and Vitamin C. She receives free treatments from Vida-Flo Charleston in exchange for posting about them, but an introductory package at the clinic starts at $69. There are also add-ons, including a Super Boost Vitamin C for $500 (or $250 with a half-off members discount). I feel like my overall well being and health is boosted, Fessenden says. Not to say that I can't get COVID because I had [an IV] treatment, but I think it lessens the chances of me falling ill for a long period of time and helps my body to be able to recover if I were to get it.

Nycole Hutchens, a glowing 33-year-old wellness blogger from Houston, also posted a photo of herself on Instagram in late April with an IV, wearing a mask. In her caption, she noted she was glad she could fight off viruses and colds with IV drip therapy. She received a hydration dripa mix of fluids and electrolytesat the clinic that day, along with a vitamin C booster shot. Hutchens says she believes taking care of yourself on the inside along with a healthy diet is beneficial during the pandemic. She typically pays $100 to $250 for a treatment a couple times a yearshe mostly gets hydration dripsand would go more often, she says, if they were less expensive. (The hydration drip is priced at $90 for members and $150 for walk-ins.)

"We found almost immediately that there was a segment of the wellness industry that was exploiting this pandemicCOVID-19for their own monetary gain."

At present, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 and no products have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat or prevent the virus. But Fessenden believes a healthy lifestyle can help and sees IV drips as a supplement to other measures she takes to avoid COVID-19, like washing her hands and wearing a mask.

Unlike those measures, however, many wellness treatments come with big promises and not enough science. We found almost immediately that there was a segment of the wellness industry that was exploiting this pandemicCOVID-19for their own monetary gain, says Bonnie Patten, executive director of the nonprofit Truth in Advertising ( IV therapies jumped out as one of those industries, she adds. scoured ads for IV therapies on social media and identified more than 40 clinics they said employed deceptive COVID-19 claims, with some marketing specifically to first responders.

IV centers have attracted attention in recent years for offering hangover cures, but treatments span the entire wellness gamut, with infusions intended for everything from chronic illnesses to glowing skin. You can pay less than a hundred dollars for one visit if you get a deal, but treatments also often run higher. Celebrities have espoused IV drips in the past, with Chrissy Teigen and Cara Delevingne appearing on social media with hooked-up arms.

What originally evoked partied-out Coachella girls might be more likely now to suggest clean-living. Or a pandemic: On March 13, Marla Maples, a wellness advocate and a former wife of President Donald Trump, shared a video of herself on Instagram saying that vitamin C drips are even more important during COVID-19.

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a government agency that seeks to protect consumers, is concerned that some businesses are marketing therapies without adequate scientific evidence. Over the last few months, the agency has sent a number of warning letters to businesses that offer IV therapy from San Francisco to Miami for unlawfully advertising that their products treat or prevent COVID-19. (A warning letter means a company has a chance to stop making the claims and avoid further action.)

Many of those centers were touting the benefits of vitamin C, particularly in high doses, according to the FTC letters. Just a few of our beautiful Superwomen IV guests, one clinic captioned an Instagram post in March, according to a letter. They received our Super-C vitamin cocktail blend and reinforced their immune defense shieldsCOVID-19 is no match for these Superwomen!

Not only can IV vitamin therapies come with a significant financial expense, but we're also concerned that people may get a false sense of security and not take the appropriate preventative measures, says Rich Cleland, assistant director of the Division of Advertising Practices at the FTC.

Weighing in on whether clinics should be making these kinds of claims about COVID-19, Fessenden, the lifestyle blogger, says they shouldn't, because I think anyone can catch it.

One of the businesses that received a FTC letter was Liquivida Lounge, a medical spa founded in 2014 by a former firefighter, which has locations across Florida and other states. The FTC warned the company in April about its marketing of vitamin C, including that IV therapy could help in the battle against COVID-19. Liquivida Lounge has since revised its messaging to emphasize that Vitamin C helps the body fight against infections (in general) and to reassure the public that no one has a cure for Coronavirus, says Emmanuel Trenche, a spokesman for the company.

Trenche views vitamin infusions as a proactive step to keep ones immune system strong during the pandemic, along with measures such as eating a healthy diet. Their stores have seen more interest in Vitamin IV therapy recently, he notes, as have doctors who buy their infusion kits.

"If you don't wash your hands...and you don't wear a maskyou think this is going to save you?"

Getting enough vitamin C, which naturally occurs in foods such as fruit, to bolster your immune defenses is not a new ideaand it has some science behind it. And a number of studies on how certain vitamins, including vitamin C, might help with COVID-19 are in progress. But as USA Today notes, clinical trials with vitamin C could take years before reaching conclusions. And right now, there's no data to support that taking high doses of any vitamin treats or prevents COVID-19, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, the director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center.

With water soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C, whatever your body doesn't need is expelled through urine, she says. IVs are also not without risk, such as infection, and there's no reason for people who are generally healthy to be taking that risk at all, she tells, especially while paying hundreds of dollars. (Dr. Christopher Davis, the Chief Medical Officer of Liquivida Lounge, acknowledges a risk of bleeding and infection, but notes it is inordinately small.)

IV clinics are selling snake oil to people, Apovian says, arguing that there is no comparison to preventative measures that have scientific backing. "If you don't wash your hands, and you don't practice social distancing, and you don't wear a maskand you think this is going to save you? You're wrong.

Supporters say doing everything you can to stay healthy now is common sense. We strongly believe in our productsI strongly believe in the role of vitamin C and the immune system, Davis says. But we have to be careful not to instill this false sense of hope.

With people anxious about staying safe, anything to help your body absorb the best vitamins and nutrients [is] going to ease your worries, says Fessenden. Like many though, she is concerned people are still not taking COVID-19 seriously. Masks play a huge role, she says, along with actually social distancing.

Want to be a superwoman? Put on a mask.

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Holistic living is the key to inner peace and happiness: Know how to achieve this – TheHealthSite

In recent years, many people have been leaning more towards a holistic way of life. This is nothing but living a life free of the many pollutants that come with modern lifestyle. Natural remedies play a big role in holistic living. Nothing is seen as a single entity. Once you attune yourself to this way of living, you learn to look at the whole picture. One example that we can take here is sickness. If you fall sick, you dont just look at the sickness, but the reasons why you are sick too. You take into account even the emotional or psychological causes that may be behind your illness. Also Read - 5 healthy lifestyle habits to learn from Bollywood celebs amidst the COVID-19 lockdown

Holistic living is not only a healthier way to live life but also a path to real happiness and inner peace. By adopting this lifestyle, you will soon notice many subtle changes in your mental and physical health. You will become a healthier and fitter person. But you may not be able to suddenly delve into this lifestyle after years of being conditioned to live a so-called modern life. But with a little practice and discipline, you can easily slip into this new way of living. Also Read - Work from home: Healthy ways to be more productive

So, how do you take the step towards holistic living. Here are a few tips. Also Read - New Year resolutions you cannot afford to break in 2020

Learn to live in the moment. The past does not exist, and nobody has seen the future yet. So, living in the present is important. If you can achieve this, you will be able to give hundred per cent to each moment of your life. It will help you be more objective and less judgmental. You will gain mental clarity and be able to focus better on the job at hand. It improves your cognitive abilities too.

Your body is the vehicle that will stay with you throughout your life. To lead a fulfilling life, you need to ensure that this vehicle is in top condition. Love your body and learn the powers hidden within. Meditate, take up yoga, do breathing exercises. This will relax you and help you feel more connected with the rest of the world.

The basic tenet of holistic living is to live a less polluted and chemical-free life. Eat healthy foods that are grown organically. Instead of going out for dinner, cook and eat at home. Have as much fresh foods as you can. Makes fresh fruits and vegetables the main part of all your meals. This will make a huge difference to your overall health and help you live happily to a ripe old age.

Stress is a part and parcel of modern life. This is also the main cause of many chronic ailments like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. One big reason for stress in your life is the presence of too much negativity. Being around negative people and a toxic environment can take a serious toll on your health. This goes for situations, relations and all areas of your life. Get rid of all negativity and you will be surprised at the difference it makes to your life.

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Dementia risk falls for millions as chance of developing the disease is now 13% lower than 2010 – Brinkwire

Dementia rates among men are falling three times quicker than they are in women, according to a major study.

Harvard University researchers found the risk of developing the incurable disorder has dropped by 13 per cent every decade since 1988. Rates have plummeted for men by 24 per cent every ten years, while for women it has been a more gradual decline (8 per cent).

Men were previously far more at risk than females of suffering from dementia but the risk between sexes has now levelled out, experts said.

In 1995, the average European or American person over the age of 75 had a one in four chance of getting dementia. Today, it is now less than one in five.

The researchers say healthier lifestyles and fewer smokers could be behind the drop in risk, becausepoor blood circulation which is hugely influenced by diet, exercise and drinking has a significant impact on the brain.

But, despite the risk of developing the memory-robbing disorder being lower, there are still a growing number of people being diagnosed with dementia. This is because more and more people are being born in the developed world and people are living longer than they ever have.

In the UK there are an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia, while in the US there are around 5million. These numbers are stillprojected to treble by 2050.

But, if the current decline in rates continue, Harvard researchers say there could be far fewer cases inhigh-income countries than projected.

For the latest research, published in the journal Neurology, Harvard researchers reviewed data from seven large studies from around the world with a total of 49,202 people.

The studies followed men and women over-65 in Europe and North America for at least 15 years from between 1988 and 2015.

Participants health was monitored with in-person exams, questionnaires and brain scans.

Of the near-50,000 volunteers, 4,253 (8.6 per cent) developed dementia,a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Academics did not provide any raw numbers to illustrate exactly how the incidence rate changed over time.

They only gave data for how many people were diagnosed with dementia overall in each of the different cohorts.

But an analysis revealed rates dropped over time in each of the seven studies at around 13 per cent per decade.

The papers found dementia incidence declined by13 per cent per calendar decade and that the drop was consistent across studies.

The fall, which experts said was consistent across studies, was more pronounced in men (24 per cent) than in women (8 per cent).

The data also included a separate assessment of Alzheimers disease, a specific form of dementia that accounts for seven in 10 dementia cases.

Rates for Alzheimers also had a similar drop in incidence, falling by about 16 per cent per decade.

But the study found that age was still a huge risk factor for developing dementia. The risk was 16 times greater for those above the age of 85, compared to those under 70.

Dr Albert Hofman, chairman of the department of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and lead author of the research believes improved heart health and education are behind the falling rates.

There is now a growing understanding that poor blood circulation which is hugely influenced by diet, exercise and drinking has a significant impact on blood vessels in the brain.

Education is also now known to have a protective effect, with those who receive a better schooling more likely to continue to carry out complex thinking throughout their lives which reduces dementia risk by keeping the brain active.

Dr John Morris, director of the Center for Aging at Washington University in St. Louis, told The New York Times: It is such a strong study and such a powerful message. It suggests that the risk is modifiable.

Gill Livingston, from University College London in the UK, said the findings show again that some of dementia is already being prevented with the changes which have taken place in these societies.

She added: We know that worldwide 40 per cent of dementias are potentially preventable.

Sara Imarisio, research head at Alzheimers Research UK, told The Times newspaper there: We know recent decades have seen a radical decline in smoking rates for men. While many people mayhave been persuaded to stop smoking due to an increased risk of cancer or heart disease, it is also a key risk factor for dementia.

Last week a major study said hundreds of thousands of people could ward off dementia by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Some 40 per cent of cases could be avoided or delayed, a comprehensive review of the evidence concludes.

Eating less, exercising more, and cutting out alcohol and cigarettes significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life, researchers said.

A team of 28 world-leading dementia experts, who conducted the review for the Lancet medical journal, identified 12 different controllable factors which contribute to dementia risk.

Hundreds of thousands of people could ward off dementia by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a major study has found.

Some 40 per cent of cases could be avoided or delayed, a comprehensive review of the evidence concludes.

Eating less, exercising more, and cutting out alcohol and cigarettes significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life, researchers said.

These lifestyle habits together with environmental factors, medical history and education are responsible for roughly 340,000 out of Britains 850,000 dementia cases, the study suggests.

A team of 28 world-leading dementia experts, who conducted the review for the Lancet medical journal, identified 12 different controllable factors which contribute to dementia risk.

For decades experts believed dementia was a matter of fate a cruel quirk of genetics and ageing.

But in recent years scientists have become increasingly aware that dementia is not inevitable, and in fact the way people live their lives increases the risk of developing the condition in old age.

There is now a growing understanding that poor blood circulation which is hugely influenced by diet, exercise and drinking has a significant impact on the brain.

Education is also now known to have a protective effect, with those who receive a better schooling more likely to continue to carry out complex thinking throughout their lives which reduces dementia risk by keeping the brain active.

Air pollution, as well as depression and social in old age, also increases the risk.

In 2017 a previous Lancet review identified nine elements which contributed to dementia risk.

The new paper updates this and adds three new risk factors alcohol intake, air pollution and head injuries.

The researchers who include world-leading British scientists from University College London, Cambridge, Exeter, Edinburgh and Manchester stressed that the majority of dementia risk is down to genetics and other uncontrollable factors.

But they said the new findings show people have a huge degree of power to determine their own fate.

Politicians, meanwhile, must take responsibility for reducing some of the risk, they said particularly by addressing the growing problem of air pollution.

Researcher Professor Clive Ballard of the University of Exeter, said: Our findings present an exciting opportunity to improve millions of lives across the world by preventing or delaying dementia, through healthier lifestyle to include more exercise, being a healthy weight and stopping smoking, and good medical treatment of risk factors like high blood pressure.

One important less well known risk factor is hearing loss in mid-life, with emerging evidence that wearing hearing aids may be protective.

This presented an important public health message if youre having hearing problems, getting tested in mid life and wearing a hearing aid if needed could have multiple benefits.

This analysis shows theres real potential to improve brain health by taking action.

The researchers said one of the biggest controllable factors is poor education, which is responsible for 7 per cent of dementia cases.

Hearing loss in middle age is responsible for 8 per cent of cases and brain injury for 3 per cent.

High blood pressure from middle age contributes 2 per cent, obesity 1 per cent and drinking more than 21 units a week 1 per cent.

Smoking in old age contributes 5 per cent of cases, physical inactivity 2 per cent, diabetes 1 per cent, depression 4 per cent, isolation 4 per cent and air pollution 2 per cent.

Study leader Professor Gill Livingston of UCL, who presented the paper yesterday to the Alzheimers Association International Conference, said politicians could do much to reduce these risks.

Our report shows that it is within the power of policy-makers and individuals to prevent and delay a significant proportion of dementia, with opportunities to make an impact at each stage of a persons life.

We can reduce risks by creating active and healthy environments for communities, where physical activity is the norm, better diet is accessible for all, and exposure to excessive alcohol is minimised.

Fiona Carragher, director of research at the Alzheimers Society, which part-funded the study, said: While we dont have all the answers yet, we can take action now to tackle the risk factors within our control, including excessive drinking, obesity and high blood pressure.

Meanwhile, we need public health policies to address other factors, such as air pollution and inequalities in childhood education.

Dr Rosa Sancho, head of research at Alzheimers Research UK, added: While theres no sure-fire way of preventing dementia, the best way to keep your brain healthy as you age is to stay physically and mentally active, eat a healthy balanced diet, not smoke, drink only within the recommended limits and keep weight, cholesterol and blood pressure in check.

With no treatments yet able to slow or stop the onset of dementia, taking action to reduce these risks is an important part of our strategy for tackling the condition.

This report underlines the importance of acting at a personal and policy level to reduce dementia risk.

Professor Jennifer Rusted of the University of Sussex, added: The big picture here is that an individuals dementia risk is a complex of many factors that impact differently through the lifespan, and lifestyle choices and changes can quite significantly reduce risk of dementia in later lifeIf you can work to mitigate any of these multiple factors then you can at least push back the age at which cognitive impairment emerges to affect your independent living and quality of life.

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Nine Cambridge researchers among this years Royal Society medal and award winners – India Education Diary

He is one of the 25 Royal Society medals and awards winners announced today, nine of whom are researchers at the University of Cambridge. The annual prizes celebrate exceptional researchers and outstanding contributions to science across a wide array of fields.

President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, said:

The Royal Societys medals and awards celebrate those researchers whose ground-breaking work has helped answer fundamental questions and advance our understanding of the world around us. They also champion those who have reinforced sciences place in society, whether through inspiring public engagement, improving our education system, or by making STEM careers more inclusive and rewarding.

This year has highlighted how integral science is in our daily lives, and tackling the challenges we face, and it gives me great pleasure to congratulate all our winners and thank them for their work.

Sir Alan Fersht FMedSci FRS, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry and former Master of Gonville and Caius College, is awarded the Copley Medal for the development and application of methods to describe protein folding pathways at atomic resolution, revolutionising our understanding of these processes.

Most of us who become scientists do so because science is one of the most rewarding and satisfying of careers and we actually get paid for doing what we enjoy and for our benefitting humankind. Recognition of ones work, especially at home, is icing on the cake, said Sir Alan. Like many Copley medallists, I hail from a humble immigrant background and the first of my family to go to university. If people like me are seen to be honoured for science, then I hope it will encourage young people in similar situations to take up science.

As the latest recipient of the Royal Societys premier award, Sir Alan joins an elite group of scientists, that includes Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Dorothy Hodgkin, and more recently Professor John Goodenough (2020) for his research on the rechargeable lithium battery, Peter Higgs (2015), the physicist who hypothesised the existence of the Higgs Boson, and DNA fingerprinting pioneer Alec Jeffreys (2014).

Professor Barry Everitt FMedSci FRS, from the Department of Psychology and former Master of Downing College, receives the Croonian Medal and Lecture for research which has elucidated brain mechanisms of motivation and applied them to important societal issues such as drug addiction.

Professor Everitt said: In addition to my personal pride about having received this prestigious award, I hope that it helps draw attention to experimental addiction research, its importance and potential.

Professor Herbert Huppert FRS of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a Fellow of Kings College, receives a Royal Medal for outstanding achievements in the physical sciences. He has been at the forefront of research in fluid mechanics. As an applied mathematician he has consistently developed highly original analysis of key natural and industrial processes. Further to his research, he has chaired policy work on how science can help defend against terrorism, and carbon capture and storage in Europe.

In addition to the work for which they are recognised with an award, several of this years recipients have also been working on issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Julia Gog of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and a Fellow of Queens College, receives the Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture for her achievements in the field of mathematics. Her expertise in infectious diseases and virus modelling has seen her contribute to the pandemic response, including as a participant at SAGE meetings. The STEM project component of her award will produce resources for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) maths pupils and teachers exploring the curriculum in the context of modelling epidemics and infectious diseases and showing how maths can change the world for the better.

The Societys Michael Faraday Prize is awarded to Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE FRS, of the Winton Centre for Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication and a Fellow of Churchill College, for bringing key insights from the disciplines of statistics and probability vividly home to the public at large, and to key decision-makers, in entertaining and accessible ways, most recently through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full list of Cambridges 2020 winners and their award citations:

Copley MedalAlan Fersht FMedSci FRS, Department of Chemistry, and Gonvilleand Caius CollegeHe has developed and applied the methods of protein engineering to provide descriptions of protein folding pathways at atomic resolution, revolutionising our understanding of these processes.

Croonian Medal and LectureProfessor Barry Everitt FMedSci FRS, Department of Psychology and Downing CollegeHe has elucidated brain mechanisms of motivation and applied them to important societal issues such as drug addiction.

Royal Medal AProfessor Herbert Huppert FRS, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,and Kings CollegeHe has been at the forefront of research in fluid mechanics. As an applied mathematician he has consistently developed highly original analysis of key natural and industrial processes.

Hughes MedalProfessor Clare Grey FRS, Department of Chemistry and Pembroke CollegeFor her pioneering work on the development and application of new characterization methodology to develop fundamental insight into how batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells operate.

Ferrier Medal and LectureProfessor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS, Department of Engineering and Trinity CollegeFor ground-breaking contributions to our understanding of how the brain controls movement. Using theoretical and experimental approaches he has elucidated the computational principles underlying skilled motor behaviour.

Michael Faraday Prize and LectureSir David Spiegelhalter OBE FRS, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication and Churchill CollegeFor bringing key insights from the disciplines of statistics and probability vividly home to the public at large, and to key decision-makers, in entertaining and accessible ways, most recently through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Milner Award and LectureProfessor Zoubin Ghahramani FRS, Department of Engineering and St Johns CollegeFor his fundamental contributions to probabilistic machine learning.

Rosalind Franklin Award and LectureProfessor Julia Gog, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and Queens CollegeFor her achievements in the field of mathematics and her impactful project proposal with its potential for a long-term legacy.

Royal Society Mullard AwardProfessor Stephen Jackson FMedSci FRS, Gurdon Institute, Department of BiochemistryFor pioneering research on DNA repair mechanisms and synthetic lethality that led to the discovery of olaparib, which has reached blockbuster status for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancers.

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Nominations being accepted for Kansas Health Champion awards – Hiawatha World

TOPEKA The Governors Council on Fitness is now accepting nominations for its annual Kansas Health Champion Awards. Awards are given to individuals and organizations that make an exceptional effort to model, encourage and promote health and fitness in Kansas. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30. Award recipients will be recognized at the Community Health Promotion Summit in January 2021.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is excited to partner in this important initiative to recognize those who make healthy living in our state a priority, Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary, said. Its important that we recognize their efforts and the difference they are making in their communities.

Nominees should demonstrate:

Work that goes above and beyond what is expected to model, encourage and promote fitness

Work that helps overcome health inequities

Sustainable influence or activity

Far-reaching health impact

In addition to promoting effective models for increasing physical activity, nutrition and tobacco-free living for replication by organizations and communities around the state, the awards also allow us the opportunity to honor the outstanding work of one individual and one organization this year, Candice McField, Governors Council on Fitness Awards Committee Chair, said. Eligible nominees might include an outstanding volunteer, a school, a local community, a newspaper or individual reporter, a local or State policy maker or an employer, among others.

The Governors Council on Fitness advises the Governor and others on ways to enhance the health of all Kansans through promotion of physical activity, good dietary choices and prevention of tobacco use.

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