Neymar risks Euro ban after UEFA open probe into foul-mouthed ref rant

first_img0Shares0000UEFA have launched an investigation into Neymar’s foul-mouth social media outburst about referees following Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions league exit to Manchester United © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFENYON, Switzerland, Mar 13 – Neymar could be hit with a Champions League ban after UEFA opened an investigation on Wednesday into his foul-mouthed social media outburst about the refereeing during Paris Saint-Germain’s controversial exit to Manchester United last week.Injured Brazil forward Neymar told match officials to “Go fuck yourselves” on Instagram after watching on incredulous from the sidelines at the Parc des Princes as United were awarded a decisive stoppage-time penalty for a debateable handball via the video assistant referee (VAR) system, allowing Marcus Rashford to fire United into the quarter-finals on away goals. “It’s a disgrace. They get four guys who don’t understand football to watch a slow motion replay in front of the TV,” Neymar wrote in Portuguese on the social media website.The Premier League outfit were given the spot-kick after Presnel Kimpembe was judged to have handled Diogo Dalot’s shot, a decision that on Friday UEFA maintained was correct due to the distance the ball travelled before hitting Kimpembe’s arm and the PSG defender’s body position.“The defender’s arm was not close to the body, which made the defender’s body bigger thus resulting in the ball being stopped from travelling in the direction of the goal,” UEFA said.Neymar was so reportedly enraged by the decision to give the penalty that he had to be restrained by PSG staff to stop him entering their dressing room.In a statement UEFA announced a disciplinary investigation “has been initiated … in connection with the comments made on social media by the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar following the above-mentioned match”.If found guilty the 27-year-old risks being suspended during the early rounds of next year’s Champions League, for which runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG are certainties to qualify.In June Neymar’s teammate Gianluigi Buffon was slapped with a three-match ban from European competition after a live-on-TV tirade against referee Michael Oliver following his former club Juventus’ similarly dramatic quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid last season.Buffon accused the English referee of having a “dustbin in place of a heart” for awarding Real a last-gasp penalty that knocked Juve out after the Italians had clawed back a 3-0 first-leg deficit to level the tie.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lipid Levels vs. Plant-Based Diets

first_imgPhoto by Sarah PittmanLipid Levels vs. Plant-Based DietsBy Sarah Pittman, Senior Dietetics studentOne of the benefits of eating a plant-based diet is related to cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that eating a plant-based diet can reduce overall cholesterol and LDL levels. But studies have shown that a plant-based diet may not have any effect on increasing HDL or lowering triglyceride levels.What helps lower LDL and overall cholesterol the most? Phytosterols. Phytosterols help to decrease the absorption of cholesterol. The recommended intake of phytosterols is 2 g/day, (Cabral, C. E., Klein, M. R. S. T., 2017).Foods that are high in phytosterols include:Vegetable oils (wheat germ oil, rice bran oil, corn oil and canola oil)Whole grainsBran (rice bran, corn bran, wheat bran)Flour (soy flour, rye flour, whole wheat flour)Soybeans (Satija, A., Bhupathiraju, S., Spiegelman, D., Chiuve, S., Manson, J., Willett, W., & Rexrode, K., 2017).According to “Phytosterols-deficient and high-phytosterol diets developed for controlled feeding studies”,  while fruits and vegetables are relatively low in phytosterols by weight, they enhance the phytosterol content of a high-phytosterol diet due to their relative abundance.HDL and a plant-based diet:“The effect of a low-fat, plant-based lifestyle intervention (CHIP) on serum HDL levels and the implications for metabolic syndrome status – a cohort study”, looked at a lifestyle intervention where they took roughly 5,000 individuals to participate in a low-fat, plant-based eating pattern for 30 days. In those 30 days, they found that HDL actually decreased 8.7%.According to, “Association between plant-based diets and plasma lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis” they also found from looking at 8,385 studies that included 30 observational studies and 19 clinical trials that consumption of vegetarian diets did, in fact, decrease total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol.All in all, a plant-based diet can be very beneficial for lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol although studies have shown that it may not be beneficial for HDL and triglyceride levels.What advice do you have for better cholesterol levels? We would love to hear from you!References:Yokoyama, Y. , Levin, S. , & Barnard, N. (2017).  Association between plant-based diets and plasma lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Nutrition Reviews, 75(9), 683-698. doi:10.1093/nutrit/nux030Satija, A., Bhupathiraju, S., Spiegelman, D., Chiuve, S., Manson, J., Willett, W., & … Rexrode, K. (2017). Healthful and Unhealthful Plant-Based Diets and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in U.S. Adults. Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology, 70(4), 411-422. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2017.05.047Madigan, M. (2017). The Role of Plant-Based Nutrition in Preventing Heart Disease. University Of Toronto Medical Journal, 94(3), 17-24.Cabral, C. E., Klein, M. R. S. T. (2017). Phytosterols in the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia, 109(5), 475-482.Susan B. Racette, Ph.D., Catherine Anderson Spearie, M.H.S., R.D., Katherine M. Phillips, Ph.D., Xiaobo Lin, Ph.D., Lina Ma, M.S., and Richard E. Ostlund, Jr., M.D. Phytosterol-deficient and high-phytosterol diets developed for controlled feeding studies.Kent, L., Morton, D., Rankin, P., Ward, E., Grant, R., Gobble, J., & Diehl, H. (2013). The effect of a low-fat, plant-based lifestyle intervention (CHIP) on serum HDL levels and the implications for metabolic syndrome status – a cohort study. Nutrition & Metabolism, 10, 58. http://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-10-58This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Lessons learned

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid The Elasto Painters left the stadium on an 85-74 loss via a fourth-quarter meltdown and a handful of concerns they have to troubleshoot within the five-day break.“We have to learn from this loss,” he told reporters. “Especially [with our performance] the fourth quarter. We only scored 11 … We were no longer hitting our shots and we couldn’t go to the line.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRain or Shine kept the aggressiveness and physicality that netted it the first two victories of the series—but only for three quarters.Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang sensed the sudden meekness in the payoff period and pounded the low blocks hard, unloading 10 crucial points under the final six minutes of the match to put the Hotshots back in contention. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ejercito encourages SEAG ‘bayanihan’ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia looked to deny Magnolia all sorts of comfort going into the Holy Week break.Magnolia, it turned out, ended up doing that and more in Game 3 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals duel on Tuesday night at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “We’re still up in the series, 2-1. We may not have made our shots but we remain confident we’re going to bounce back,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES 2 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction PLAY LIST 03:102 gov’t execs wary of having separate dep’t for disaster risk reduction04:58BuCor officer admits texting ‘GCTA-for-sale’ witness00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sangalang, scoreless in the first half, poured all his 16 points in the last two periods.“They became more physical than us,” Garcia added. “They went to [Ian] in the end and we had no answer to him. He scored 12 points in the fourth. I think that was the game. We couldn’t contain him.”Initially hoping to send Magnolia to the break buried under a 0-3 series deficit, Garcia now looks to utilize the vacation to make necessary tweaks in his team’s approach.“It’s going to be about us stepping up and being a little bit stronger,” he said. “We have to be more aggressive in attacking the basket.”Game 4 is on April 22.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Ottawa Saskatchewan reach equivalency agreement to phase out coal electricity

first_imgREGINA — Ottawa and Saskatchewan have reached an equivalency agreement which would see the province’s coal fleets mostly phased out by 2030.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s important to phase out coal as an energy source.He says the agreement with Saskatchewan shows support for the workers currently employed in the industry.Only one of the province’s coal fleets will be active after 2030 because it is equipped with carbon capture and storage.The province committed to have at least 40 per cent of its electricity generation capacity come from non-emitting energy sources by 2030.The agreement will be made official once it’s signed by both Saskatchewan and Ottawa after a 60-day public comment period.Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions from electricity producers will be limited to 175 megatonnes.The province agreed to limit its electricity sector emissions to 33.5 megatonnes in 2019 and not exceed 64.5 megatonnes between 2025 and 2029.Trudeau also announced $25.6 million on Friday for a geothermal power facility near Estevan, Sask., which the government said is the first of its kind in the country.The DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. facility is expected to produce enough energy to power around 5,000 homes.The Canadian Presslast_img read more