“Junk” foods may affect aggressive behaviour and school performance

“Junk” foods may affect aggressive behaviour and school performance

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Dr. Stephen Schoenthaler, a Professor of Criminal Justice at the California State University in Stanislaus, has long argued that there is a link between a healthy diet and decreased aggressive behaviour, as well as with increased IQ and school performance.

Dr. Schoenthaler is well-known for a youth detention center study where violations of house rules fell by 37% when vending machines were removed and the cafeteria replaced canned food by fresh alternatives. He summarizes his findings by saying that “Having a bad diet right now is a better predictor of future violence than past violent behaviour.” In a very large test, Schoenthaler directed a study in meals at 803 New York City schools, in low-income neighbourhoods, finding that the number of students passing final exams increased by 16%.

Critics have questioned some of Dr. Schoenthaler findings, due to the lack of placebo control groups. However, more recent work by Dr. Bernard Gesch, a physiologist at the University of Oxford, has placed some of the work on a more scientific footing. Dr. Gesch found that nutrition supplements produced a 26% drop in violations of prison rules over a placebo, and a 37% decrease in violent offences. The Netherlands has embarked on a wider scale dietary research program in 14 prisons.

The short term behaviour consequences of ingesting sugar are well understood: an initial burst on energy, followed a sugar low in which your body produces adrenalin, which makes you irritable and explosive. However, Schoenthaler and Gesch suggest that there are long term impacts over and above the short term consequences of blood sugar variations.

The Advantages Of Installing Rugged Doors At Your Place Of Business

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byAlma Abell

There are all kinds of roll up doors available on the market, so you might have difficulty deciding between these options. Some doors are incredibly light, making them very easy to open and close, while others are stronger, which provides additional security. When making your final decision, it might be a good idea to come up with an option that has the best from both worlds. It is possible to find rugged doors that are also light, so you do not have to compromise the door’s functionality to keep your business safe.

Keep the Venue SecureOne reason to go with a stronger door is to keep people out of your building. Flimsy doors bring about a security risk because they can be knocked down much easier than their stronger counterparts. If you store anything of value behind your doors, you will want to do everything possible to keep people out and installing rugged doors is a great first step. After all, you have worked hard to build your business, so you should do everything in your power to keep it safe indefinitely.

Safe from the ElementsAnother reason to go with a rugged and heavy door is that it keeps your equipment and employees out of the elements. There is nothing worse than arriving at your place of business to find that rain has been leaking into the warehouse and ruined thousands of dollars’ worth of inventory and equipment. Cheaply made roll up doors can allow water to sneak in underneath them, which puts your property at risk. More rugged versions of these doors, however, will keep the wind, rain and cold out, so you can focus on working, rather than dealing with ruined items.

Won’t BreakOf course, these doors are popular because they can survive major impacts. When someone makes a mistake and damages your door, you could end up having to shut your business down while it is repaired or replaced. Having a door that can withstand this impact, however, means that you will not lose these hours because an employee has made an error. In the end, this resistance to damage is reason enough to invest in some of these heavy duty doors.

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Russian vice-consul reportedly shoots mugger dead in Rio

Russian vice-consul reportedly shoots mugger dead in Rio

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Russian Vice-Consul for Rio de Janeiro — by reports disputed by the Russian Consul — shot and killed an attacker on Thursday , after two individuals attempted to commit a robbery.

As reported, Brazilian lawyer Marcos Cesar Feres Braga — so-named by the Daily Mail newspaper — working for the Russian Consulate, was driving with his family through the suburb of Barra da Tijuca near the main Olympic Park complex when the incident occurred. According to reports from the Rio newspaper O Globo, the 60-year-old man, his wife, and his daughter were stopped in traffic due to the Olympic torch procession in a nearby neighbourhood.Two individuals on motorbikes approached and used a gun to smash the car window. Braga, trained and considered an expert — according to reports — in jujutsu, took control of the attacker’s firearm and proceeded to shoot dead the alleged attacker, while the second suspect fled the scene.

Rio de Janeiro’s homicide branch has released a statement in relation to the incident. “The vice consul got into a physical struggle with the assailant and during the fight the aggressor’s weapon fired shots. The assailant died of his wounds on the spot.”

However, Russia’s Consul General Vladimir Tokmakov has released a statement claiming no Russian diplomats or employees of the consulate general were involved in the incident. “Information circulating in the Brazilian press about the alleged shooting […] of a Brazilian national by a Russian diplomat during an armed robbery does not reflect reality”.

Four arrested in three Naperville, Illinois prostitution stings

Four arrested in three Naperville, Illinois prostitution stings

Monday, March 15, 2010

An undercover investigation by Naperville, Illinois law enforcement has led to the arrest last Thursday of four people allegedly involved in prostitution. The stings came after police received tips that people were using websites like Craigslist and Backpage.com to sell sexual performances in Naperville hotels. 

Patricia H. Scoleri of Naperville was arrested after an unidentified neighbor observed consistently suspicious activity at Scoleri’s home. Traffic was unusually heavy and consisted mostly of luxury cars in an otherwise quiet, middle-class neighborhood. Also, the visitors were mainly middle-aged men, and an odd string of lavender-colored lights were hung on the front window.

Police say Scoleri worked alone. She was arrested at 2 p.m. local time (2000 UTC) and is charged with violation of anti-prostitution laws, anti-cannabis laws, and the Massage Licensing Act. She apparently has four children, but the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has neither contacted her nor received a police report on her.

The second sting occurred at 5:30 p.m the same day (2330 UTC) and resulted in the arrest of Chicago resident Tonya M. Adams. She is charged with prostitution and driving without a license. Another sting about an hour later resulted in the arrests of Jessica M. Walley, a Skokie resident, and Mark A. Williams, a self-admitted Schaumburg gang member. “Walley was charged with prostitution and unlawful possession of cannabis. Williams was charged with pimping, obstructing a peace officer, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance,” reports WBBM News Radio 780.

All four suspects are free, having paid the required ten percent of their $1,000 bail. They may face additional charges related to crack cocaine discovered during the police investigation. Arraignment is scheduled for next month at the DuPage County Circuit Courthouse in Wheaton.

Recycle And Manage Solid Waste With A Rolloff Service In Dodge Center, Mn

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byAlma Abell

Communities often require developers to recycle the solid waste generated by their construction project. Before they can pull a building permit, they have to submit a plan to show how they will comply with this condition. The easiest way to do this is to hire a Rolloff Service in Dodge Center, MN. In addition to scrap metal, this often includes wood, pallets, dirt, concrete, asphalt and drywall. They must show the city inspectors that they will have sufficient dumpsters on the site to handle the waste. They must also show the pick-up schedule.

America still manufacturers more products than any other country. Factory owners have learned that they have to keep their manufacturing waste stream to a minimum to be competitive. Most factories use sheets of aluminum, stainless steel or wood to create products. No matter how carefully they cut out pieces, there is always some left. Over time it can add up to a lot of money. They can recoup the cost of waste by recycling it. They can have a rolloff service in Dodge Center MN drop off a series of containers to be put near the manufacturing line. The size will depend upon how much waste is created during the day or week. Each container can be labeled for a different material. Keeping the container near the line guarantees that employees will recycle.

Any business generates a great deal of solid waste each day. A new beauty parlor owner may have spent a great deal of time designing her shop’s decor, but forgot to plan for her garbage. She can rent a rolloff container so she and her staff can easily emty their waste baskets each day. The rolloff service will help her pick out the right size and design a pickup schedule.

Federal, state and local laws regulate the disposal of all types of waste. Violating these laws can lead to hefty fines and a lot of bad publicity. When a business owner hires a rolloff service, they are putting their solid waste in the hands of licensed experts. These specialists keep current on all the laws. Therefore the business owner can focus on their core business.

Costa joins Juventus FC on one-year loan

Costa joins Juventus FC on one-year loan
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

On Wednesday, Italian football club Juventus announced an agreement with German club Bayern Munich for a one-year loan of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa for a fee of €6 million, to run until June 30, 2018.

26-year-old Douglas Costa joined Bayern in 2015 under Pep Guardiola’s management from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk. In two seasons at the Allianz Arena, Costa has scored fourteen goals and provided 27 assists, making 77 appearances in total. He won two consecutive Bundesliga titles, a DFB Pokal, and a DFL-Supercup. Before joining the Bavarian club, the left-footed winger won five consecutive Ukrainian Premier League trophies.

In the agreement with Bayern, Juventus can exercise an option to buy the player for €40 million before July 1, 2018. Bayern may receive an additional €1 million subject to conditions in the contract. Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, “We had serious and constructive talks with Juventus’ representatives. All of FC Bayern’s financial demands have been met”.

Upon asking why he joined Juventus, Costa told the Juventus’ interviewer that he “had always dreamed of playing” with the Old Lady and said he was “delighted to be part of” Juventus’ team.

Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer

Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer
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Thursday, November 8, 2007

What you are about to read is an American life as lived by renowned author Edmund White. His life has been a crossroads, the fulcrum of high-brow Classicism and low-brow Brett Easton Ellisism. It is not for the faint. He has been the toast of the literary elite in New York, London and Paris, befriending artistic luminaries such as Salman Rushdie and Sir Ian McKellen while writing about a family where he was jealous his sister was having sex with his father as he fought off his mother’s amorous pursuit.

The fact is, Edmund White exists. His life exists. To the casual reader, they may find it disquieting that someone like his father existed in 1950’s America and that White’s work is the progeny of his intimate effort to understand his own experience.

Wikinews reporter David Shankbone understood that an interview with Edmund White, who is professor of creative writing at Princeton University, who wrote the seminal biography of Jean Genet, and who no longer can keep track of how many sex partners he has encountered, meant nothing would be off limits. Nothing was. Late in the interview they were joined by his partner Michael Caroll, who discussed White’s enduring feud with influential writer and activist Larry Kramer.


  • 1 On literature
  • 2 On work as a gay writer
  • 3 On sex
  • 4 On incest in his family
  • 5 On American politics
  • 6 On his intimate relationships
  • 7 On Edmund White
  • 8 On Larry Kramer
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Transit strike affects 100,000 in Helsinki

Transit strike affects 100,000 in Helsinki
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Monday, March 6, 2006

In Helsinki, the Finnish trade union for bus and truck drivers has gone on strike on Sunday evening, mainly over the use of part-time labor. The strike is estimated to affect 100,000 people in the capital area, crowding the remaining transit system on Monday morning. The strike is halting almost half of all bus traffic in and around Helsinki, especially hurting travellers commuting from outlying cities Espoo and Vantaa, where over 60% of bus traffic will be stopped.

The strike also affects 4,000 of Finland’s 55,000 delivery trucks, as well as waste management in many areas. The strike is not affecting trains, trams or the underground, but heavy crowding is to be expected. Authorities are also warning of traffic jams during rush-hours as people use personal cars instead of public transportation.

Credit Cards For College Students Key Statistics Tell A Story

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By Susan Willis

Credit is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can be incredibly freeing: by just swiping your card, you can instantly buy something that you otherwise could not necessarily afford if you were to pay cash.

On the other hand, credit can also quickly become a weight around your neck that weighs you down and keeps you from living a worry-free life.

Those people who are able to balance their credit card usage in an even-keeled way are the most fortunate of them all. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. Tens of millions of people are carrying more credit card debt than they are comfortable with, and it costs them dearly.

College students, in particular, can easily fall victim to irresponsible credit card usage. This is probably due to the fact that for most college students who have credit cards, this is the first time in their lives that they have really be given access to so much buying power at once. On top of that, college students face a number of very legitimate expenses that need to be paid if they are to stay in school.

If you are a college student who is considering getting a card – or are the parent of one – it is a good idea to know first what you are getting into. You also need to consider your other options before applying for a card.

If you are looking for the right credit card for a college student, these key statistics tell a story about college debt:

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1. The average college student carries over $3,000 in card debt:

A 2009 study by Sallie Mae, the college-financing company, found that the average undergraduate student carried $3,717 in credit card debt in 2008. This was the highest level ever since Sallie Mae began taking the annual survey 11 years prior.

This statistic indicates, of course, that college students are increasingly relying on their cards to make purchases for everyday items.

2. Grads carry even more debt:

The same study found that graduating college seniors who had at least one card carried an average of $4,138 in credit card debt in 2008. This figure was up an astonishing 44% from 4 years earlier.

3. College expenses are on the rise:

While college students have long had to deal with keeping their own credit card spending under control, they are now facing more challenges than ever.

Over the past 10 years, tuition and other fees at public colleges have risen 50%, according to a College Board study. College-related expenses are on the rise, and many students increasingly rely upon their cards for covering those expenses.

4. Credit card companies are now prohibited from soliciting new students directly:

Still interested in a card? That’s okay, maybe you (or your child) are going to be the responsible type.

Still, there is one other problem: it is harder to qualify for a card than ever before. New Congressional legislation makes it illegal for credit card companies to solicit the business of anybody under the age of 21. Of course, you can still qualify for a card in that case, but you will need a qualified co-signer for your application who will agree to be responsible for the debts you incur.

5. Students can consider prepaid debit cards as a smart alternative to credit:

A smart alternative to unsecured credit for college students is the prepaid debit card. As the name implies, you purchase or prepay for the cards, then use them like a credit card. This way, you will not be able to run up any unsecured debt. Furthermore, there is no application to fill out – and your card usage does not reflect (positively or negatively) on your credit report.

Consider these statistics as you look into a credit card for college students.

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Victoria Wyndham on Another World and another life

Victoria Wyndham on Another World and another life
April 22nd, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Victoria Wyndham was one of the most seasoned and accomplished actresses in daytime soap opera television. She played Rachel Cory, the maven of Another World‘s fictional town, Bay City, from 1972 to 1999 when the show went off the air. Wyndham talks about how she was seen as the anchor of a show, and the political infighting to keep it on the air as NBC wanted to wrest control of the long-running soap from Procter & Gamble. Wyndham fought to keep it on the air, but eventually succumbed to the inevitable. She discusses life on the soap opera, and the seven years she spent wandering “in the woods” of Los Angeles seeking direction, now divorced from a character who had come to define her professional career. Happy, healthy and with a family she is proud of, Wyndham has found life after the death of Another World in painting and animals. Below is David Shankbone’s interview with the soap diva.


  • 1 Career and motherhood
  • 2 The politics behind the demise of Another World
  • 3 Wyndham’s efforts to save Another World
  • 4 The future of soap operas
  • 5 Wyndham’s career and making it as a creative
  • 6 Television’s lust for youth
  • 7 Her relationship today to the character Rachel Cory
  • 8 Wyndham on a higher power and the creative process
  • 9 After AW: Wyndham lost in California
  • 10 Wyndham discovers painting
  • 11 Wyndham on the state of the world
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