first_imgStudents looking for nutritional information around USC are often unable to find sodium content, which is especially problematic as many Americans already have too much in their diets.Overdose · Many restaurants on campus, including those at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, do not display the amount of sodium in their food on their menus. – Rachel Bracker | Daily TrojanNearly 60 percent of Americans do not know how much sodium they consume each day and 88.2 percent of those who are not at risk for sodium-related health issues exceed the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended daily sodium intake of 2,300 mg, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.USC Hospitality does not have nutritional information available for a majority of its University Park Campus dining locations. According to its website, the information was scheduled to be available in spring 2011, but it is still unavailable.It can be difficult for students eating on campus to stay under the recommended limit.Some food items available at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, like the “Classic Burrito” with chicken from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, are under the FDA approved mark with 1695 mg of sodium. Other options like the “Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger” from Carl’s Jr. contains 2440 mg of sodium. If one adds a medium-sized order of “Natural-Cut French Fries” and an “Oreo Cookie Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shake,” the overall sodium intake of the meal increases to 3680 mg.Vito Campese, professor of medicine and chief of the Keck School of Medicine Division of Nephrology, said students should be wary of fast food.“Fast food is rich in salt and other spices to give it a better taste,” Campese said. “Since cheap food is less tasty, companies add salt to make it more acceptable to consumers.”People with sodium-heavy diets are prone to heart problems, according to the FDA.“The most obvious effect of high sodium is high blood pressure,” Campese said. “Studies have also found a link between high sodium and cardiomegaly, or the enlargement of the heart. In the long run, this may coincide with kidney problems.”Though many places, such as The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, display the calories of their items, few have the full nutritional information available on site. Other eateries, like Trojan Grounds, display the calorie amounts for their beverages, but leave muffins, bagels, scones and croissants unmarked.Hannah Getts, a sophomore majoring in critical studies, said visible nutritional labels would change her eating habits.“Seeing something or reading something relating to sodium on a label would make me think about my sodium intake before eating,” Getts said. “Otherwise I won’t think about it.”Marco Guillen, assistant kitchen manager at Everybody’s Kitchen, said EVK does what it can to keep options open for students who are looking to limit their sodium intake. He said some items, like the tri-tip, tend to have higher sodium levels and should be eaten in moderation.“Steamed vegetables are good for students who don’t want too much salt,” Guillen said.Some students said they don’t stop to consider sodium intake before grabbing a bite to eat on campus.Alexa Pace, a junior majoring in psychology, said she never thinks about sodium levels.“I haven’t really noticed [nutritional information] but I’m sure it’s somewhere,” Pace said.Marissa Honda, a graduate student studying music performance, said campus options are sparse for those trying to eat healthily.“I assume [on-campus food options] are not as healthy as the food I make at home, but there are ways you could make it healthy,” Honda said. “Students can get healthy items like salad from the Seeds Marketplace.”Honda said restaurants like Submarina, which was located in The Lot before the opening of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, provided students with healthier options.Alicia McDonough, professor of physiology and biophysics at the USC Keck School of Medicine, said it can be hard to make healthy choices on campus when there are few low-sodium options.“Even here at the Health Sciences Campus, I’m faced with a cafeteria that has a Panda Express, which has an extremely high sodium content, a little Mexican place and counters and counters of processed food,” McDonough said. “I always think, ‘What are we trying to do here? Are we trying to give people hypertension and cardiovascular disease?’”McDonough had a few words of wisdom for students who are trying to limit their sodium intakes.“Eat a banana or a salad,” she said. “Just try to eat things that look like real food.”last_img read more

first_imgArsenal moved to the brink of the Champions League’s last 16 despite blowing a 3-0 lead against Anderlecht.Mikel Arteta’s penalty put the Gunners ahead after Danny Welbeck was fouled by Chancel Mbemba.Alexis Sanchez doubled the lead with a stunning 20-yard volley before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain added the third.Anthony Vanden Borre reduced the deficit from close range before scoring a penalty, with Aleksandar Mitrovic equalising in the last minute.Arsenal were set to book their place in the knockout stages when substitute Mitrovic headed Andy Najar’s 90th-minute cross past Wojciech Szczesny from close range. Arsenal have conceded seven goals in their last four Champions League matchesThe Londoners still need one point from their two remaining games – at home to Borussia Dortmund on 26 November and at Galatasaray on 9 December – to advance.But with Dortmund five points clear, their hopes of finishing top of the group and heading into next month’s draw as one of the seeded teams are fading.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger looked furious at the end.Though Vanden Borre was clearly offside when he scored his first goal, there can be no excuses for the lapses of concentration that allowed the Belgian champions to take a point. Indeed there was no evidence of the drama to come at a rain-lashed Emirates when two goals in the space of four first-half minutes put the Gunners in control.Chile international Sanchez had already been denied by a post when Mbemba felled Welbeck to gift Arteta his first goal in the competition, the Spaniard coolly chipping his 25th-minute spot-kick down the middle.It was 2-0 four minutes later, the tireless Sanchez finding the net with a sublime low 20-yard volley after his free-kick cannoned off the visitors’ wall.Anderlecht battled throughout but they looked beaten when Oxlade-Chamberlain put Wenger’s side 3-0 ahead by drilling home after a powerful 58th-minute run.Vanden Borre was at least a yard offside when he began Anderlecht’s amazing fightback from close range in the 61st minute. Nacho Monreal’s clumsy foul on Mitrovic then allowed Vanden Borre to make it 3-2 from the penalty spot.And, just as Arsenal appeared to have weathered Anderlecht’s late flurry, the dangerous Mitrovic headed home to the delight of the 3,000 travelling fans.last_img read more

first_imgJamaica is looking to load up on its goalscoring firepower for upcoming World Cup qualifiers by wooing one of the most prolific club strikers in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).Former England youth international, Bradley Wright-Phillips, who led Major League Soccer in scoring last season with a MLS record-tying 27 goals playing for New York Red Bulls, is being recruited by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), which is trying to convince the 30-year-old London-born player to join the Reggae Boyz’ campaign.”Yes, we have reached out to Bradley Wright-Phillips,” national team manager Roy Simpson confirmed on September 10.According to Simpson, Wright-Phillips, son and brother of ex-England internationals Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips, respectively, traces his Jamaican roots through his grandmother.He has 41 goals in 64 appearances since joining the Red Bulls in 2013, scoring 13 in 25 games so far this season.Starting with his professional debut in 2004, he scored 77 times in 272 appearances representing Manchester City, Southampton, Plymouth Argyle, Charlton Athletic and Brentford in the United Kingdom.But the lure of international football has not been overtly strong for the 5′ 8″, 155-pound Wright-Phillips so far. According to sources, he has followed Jamaica’s progress in recent competitions, including Copa America and the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and discussed the national set-up with clubmate and Reggae Boy Kemar Lawrence. But, he’s been uncertain about his commitment.deadlineSimpson said Wright-Phillips expressed appreciation at the JFF’s interest in him. However, he added, the player requested time to discuss the matter with his family after being contacted by the JFF in early August.Simpson said Wright-Phillips, a MLS All-Star, didn’t set a deadline for making a decision on whether or not to join Jamaica, which resumes World Cup qualifying on November 13 against Panama to kick off the CONCACAF semi-final.The Boyz advanced to that round after defeating Nicaragua 4-3 on goal aggregate, following a 3-2 loss in the first leg on September 4 and winning 2-0 in the return match on September 8.Those fixtures again highlighted inconsistent scoring form as Jamaica failed to capitalise on numerous chances. The team, which has received praise for overall organisation and competitive spirit, also failed to score in three straight 1-0 defeats during Copa America.In the Gold Cup, Jamaica managed eight goals and conceded six in half dozen games while advancing to the final.Jamaica wants Wright-Phillips to join a strike force that includes Darren Mattocks, Giles Barnes and Deshorn Brown. Even in the absence of his immediate commitment, the JFF is pushing forward with the process of making him eligible to play for Jamaica.”Both parties agreed that it is OK to pursue the paperwork,” said Simpson, “just in case he decides to take up the offer.”Efforts to contact Wright-Phillips through his club this week were unsuccessful.last_img read more

first_imgAvurel Roberts, 37, of Riverstown Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), was on Friday granted bail when she appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.After the charge was read she pleaded not guilty.It is alleged that on May 12, 2016, she unlawfully hit the minor in her head.The injured child’s mother was present in court and a medical report showed that the child received a blunt blow to her ears. Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack had no objections to bail and it was set at $10,000.However the unrepresented housewife told the magistrate she does not have the money to post bail and as such it was reduced to $5000.The case will continue on June 3.last_img