first_imgBy Morgan RoanUniversity of GeorgiaIt’s often hard to eat healthy when dining out. But healthy eating has become top priority for many Americans. And fast-food and other restaurants are becoming much more careful about limiting the fat content of the dishes they serve.”Go to the Web site of chain restaurants and look at the nutrition information for menu items before you go,” said Connie Crawley, an Extension Service nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.”Knowing what you want before you go,” she said, “lessens the risk that you’ll order a less healthy item when you arrive.”If you want to dine out and eat healthy, follow a few tips to adhere to your low-fat diet.Ask your server for the list of ingredients and the preparation method for dishes you’re not familiar with.Ask your server to replace high-fat ingredients with more heart-healthy choices. For example, you may be able to substitute steamed vegetables or fruit salad for french fries.When ordering a salad or pasta, ask for the dressing or sauce to be served on the side. This will allow you to control the amount you add to the dish.When ordering pasta dishes, look for tomato-based sauces rather than cream-based sauces. They’re much lower in fat and calories.You can also request that the chef remove the skin from poultry dishes. If it’s not possible, do this yourself before enjoying your meal.When ordering grilled fish or vegetables, ask that the food either be grilled without butter or oil or prepared “light,” with little oil or butter.Ask for salsa with a baked potato instead of other toppings such as sour cream, butter, cheese or bacon. Salsa is very low in calories and a healthy alternative.Order sandwiches with mustard rather than mayonnaise. Mustard adds flavor and contains very few calories.Look for foods on the menu that are baked, grilled, dry-sautéed, broiled, poached or steamed. These cooking techniques use less fat in the food preparation and are generally lower in calories.Choose foods made with whole grains such as whole-wheat bread and brown rice.If you want a dessert, choose low-fat options like sorbet, fresh berries or fruit.Stop eating when you’re full. Listen to the cues your body gives you.Drink water, diet soda or unsweetened tea or coffee instead of regular soda or alcoholic beverages. This will save a lot of calories each day.These suggestions will help you make healthy decisions you won’t regret later.Here a few healthy choices if you eat at these restaurants:LongHorn Steakhouse: Sierra Chicken; Flo’s Filet; LongHorn salmon; grilled shrimp.Chili’s Grill and Bar: “Guiltless” menu; Margarita grilled chicken; lettuce wraps.McDonald’s: Grilled chicken Caesar salad with low-fat vinaigrette dressing; Egg McMuffin; hamburger; Chicken McGrill (without mayo); side salad with low-fat vinaigrette dressing; vanilla reduced-fat ice cream cone.Wendy’s : Grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad and fat-free dressing; Junior hamburger with a side salad and fat-free dressing; large chili with a side salad and fat-free dressing; plain baked potato and a small chili.Subway : Any of the seven subs with 6 grams of fat or less; Atkins Friendly Wraps.”If you can’t order one of these lower-fat items, at least consider sharing a meal or snack containing more fat and calories with a meal partner, or put half of the food into a … take-home box before you dig in,” Crawley said.”Even these healthier menu items may be more food than you need to eat at one time,” she said. “Make sure your stomach capacity determines how much you will eat, not your eyes.”(Morgan Roan is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Hume Brewers took advantage of a short-staffed Our Glass squad to cruise to a 33-6 victory Sunday in West Kootenay Flag Football League action at the Mount Sentinel Field. The game was only contest schedule in the WKMFFL.Leading 7-0 at halftime, the Brewers offence began to wear down the Our Glass defenders. Our Glass played the entire contest one player short.Hume quarterback Steven Doyle had a field day with the Glass defence, firing touchdown passes to Greg Kinnear and a pair to Jon Francis. Doyle also ran for a major score.The Brewers, 2-0 to start the season, will receive a major test Sunday when the club plays defending champion Castlegar Vikings at 11 a.m. In the second tilt of the day, Dam Inn and Our Glass both search for first wins of the season.The WKMFFL is a five-team league that plays every Sunday at Mount Sentinel. The teams include Dam Inn Mates, Our Glass, Hume Brewers, Castlegar Vikings and Nelson Impact.The league runs until November when playoffs are held to determine the league [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgMitchell Smith won the English super-featherweight title with a commanding points victory against the previously unbeaten Peter Cope at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.The 21-year-old prospect from Harrow Weald largely dominated the 10-round bout with his hand speed to extend his unblemished professional record to 9-0.He floored Cope in the sixth round – just as the Hartlepool man was having his best spell of the fight.Cope landed with body shots and a straight left to the head before being tagged by a left to the temple which disorientated him and meant a follow-up right was enough to send him to the canvas.To his credit, Cope battled on, had some moments of success and absorbed a number of powerful shots from the former ABA champion.After being caught by a left uppercut in round nine, Smith responded with a thunderous right and underlined his class by continuing to pick Cope off with crisp shots.Smith was a clear winner on all three scorecards, with the judges scoring it 99-90, 100-89 and 100-90 in his favour.Earlier in the evening, Wembley’s Gary Corcoran maintained his unbeaten record with a third-round stoppage of Bolton’s Chris Jenkinson.See also:Corcoran maintains his unbeaten record Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img6 August 2012South Africa’s Cherise Stander created a piece of history on Sunday when she raced to victory on the first stage of the women’s version of the Tour de France, the Route de France.It was the first time that a South African woman had won a stage of an international 2.1 graded event, the highest grade, in Europe.The 22-year-old Stander, who recently married South African mountain biking star Burry Stander, was a hard to understand and controversial omission from the South African Olympic team. She was the second highest ranked rider in the country, but was not given a place among the three open to South African women at the Olympics.Stander races for the Momentum Toyota professional team in South Africa. On Sunday, though, she was in the colours of the Belgium-based Lotto-Beliso team as part of a rider trade arrangement with the Momentum Toyota squad.Sprint finishThe 102.4-kilometre stage came down to a sprint finish and it was Stander who outsprinted a large bunch to claim victory in two hours, 48 minutes and 32 seconds.Australian Chloe Hosking (Specialized Lululemon) finished second with Kazakhstan’s Olena Andruk (Diadora Pasta Zara) rounding out the podium places.Belarussian racer Alena Amialyusik (Be Pink), who won the opening prologue time trial stage on Saturday, retained the overall race lead after finishing in the front pack.“I’m very happy with that win!” beamed Stander afterwards.‘The biggest win of my career’“The last few weeks have been so up and down emotionally – very low lows and now this amazing high. It’s definitely the biggest win of my career so far.”Stander’s team approached the relatively flat stage with aggression, sending Ann Sophie Duyck up the road in the first kilometre on her own. The Belgian managed to stay clear until 68km when she was finally reeled in.With no pressure to chase, the other Lotto-Belisol team members, which included Stander and fellow South Africans Lise Oliver, Robyn de Groot and Joanna van de Winkel, were able to sit in the peleton and save energy.“I know that the Australian, Hoskins, is a quick sprinter so I tried to stay with her through what was a chaotic finale,” related Stander.‘Pretty scary’“As it usually is with the European bunch sprints, the pace was super-fast and it became very hectic in the sprint. I think my guardian angel helped get me through that safely. It was pretty scary!”She added: “We don’t really have a general classification rider in our team for this race, so stage wins has been our aim. It’s good to have achieved one.“It’s a nice statement to make and I really have to thank everyone that’s been so supportive to me personally and to South African women’s cycling in general.”The nine-stage Route de France continues through until Sunday. It covers a total distance of 930 kilometres.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_img3 October 2012President Jacob Zuma opened 49 new schools in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday as the government moved to improve education in the province with a multi-million rand programme to replace “mud schools” with proper facilities.A total of 12 450 learners in the districts of Libode, Lusikisiki and Mthatha are expected to benefit from South Africa’s Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (Asidi), which aims to eradicate inappropriate schools, as well as refurbish dilapidated and ill-equipped schools.At Mphathiswa Senior Primary School, Zuma marked the programme’s implementation “by replacing 49 inappropriate schools with new schools, providing 190 schools with electricity, providing 237 schools with sanitation and providing 173 schools with water,” the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.The 49 school sites, located in the Libode, Lusikisiki and Mthatha Districts, were handed over to 16 contractors in January. The construction value is approximately R675-million.Small primary schools would be provided with seven classrooms and medium primary schools with 14 classrooms, while each school would be provided with a Grade R classroom, administration block, science laboratory, multi-media centre (library and computer lab), multipurpose class room, nutrition centre, ablution facilities, water infrastructure and electricity, the Presidency said.Countrywide, the programme had so far seen 155 schools in seven provinces being provided with sanitation facilities, 187 with water and 99 with electricity.In the 2012/13 to 2013/14 financial years, the programme aims to replace 100 inappropriate or “mud schools” with new schools while providing 714 schools with electricity, 514 schools with sanitation and 1 069 schools with water.In the 2013/14 to 2014/15 financial years, it aims to replace 346 inappropriate schools with new schools.Opening the new Mphathiswa Senior Primary School, Zuma reiterated his call for teachers to be in school, in class, on time, teaching for at least seven hours a day. “We cannot meet our target of 100 percent enrolment for 2014 while we do not have proper schools and qualified teachers,” he said.“The challenge remaining on the part of this school and the other schools we are providing with new facilities is to ensure that these facilities are maintained in good form and that every attempt should be made to preserve this investment for the benefit of future generations.“Our learners, educators and our parents need to know that new facilities are not all that is needed for quality education,” Zuma said.The President said that quality education also depended on the enthusiasm and dedication of learners and the skills and commitment of educators.“We would also like to invite communities to make more use of our schools. Remember, they are public schools, not state schools! Use them after hours for social, cultural, religious or sporting activities. Make them the centre of your community – a place where children feel at home.“School sport events, or music festivals, create a wonderful sense of community spirit, and help also to seal some of the gashes that remain in the fabric of our society,” he said.Source: read more

first_imgARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Errol Spence Jr lands a blow against Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence Jr. put on a boxing clinic against Mikey Garcia in a resounding title defense that most likely serves as a prelude to a showdown with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao.Spence dominated Garcia for 12 rounds for a lopsided unanimous decision victory with the three judges scoring the bout, 120-107, 120-108, 120-108.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao joined Spence in the ring after the bout and both expressed their intentions to fight one another.“I am looking at the winner of this fight. Spence wants to fight me,” said Pacquiao during a TV interview. “I am hoping to be back here, soon.”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, logistics“He is a legend of the sport. It would be my honor to fight him next,” Spence said.The 29-year-old Spence stretched his undefeated streak to 25-0 with 21 knockouts and dealt Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) his first defeat. Extreme surfing: Cold feet on Arctic ice boards He retained his IBF welterweight title for the third time after winning it two years ago in an 11th round knockout of Kell Brook in England.“People said I couldn’t box,” said Spence. “You saw it today. I can box, I can move my head. I can do it if I want to.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

first_imgThe spending by Premier League clubs in the current transfer window is unsustainable, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy said on Tuesday.English top-flight teams have splashed out more than $1 billion since the end of last season but Spurs, runners-up to Chelsea in May, have not yet added to their squad.”Some of the activity that is going on at the moment is just impossible for it to be sustainable,” Levy said in New York.”We have a duty to manage the club appropriately. Somebody spending 200 million pounds more than they’re earning, eventually it catches up with you.”Spurs, who sold England right back Kyle Walker to Manchester City for 45 million pounds ($58.63 million) this month, are building a new 61,000-seater stadium, which is scheduled to open next year.”We have to find the right balance but I can honestly say it (the stadium) is not impacting us on transfer activity because we are not yet in a place where we have found a player that we want to buy who we cannot afford to buy,” Levy said.”Our position on transfers is that we have a coach who very much believes in the academy, so unless we can find a player that makes a difference we would rather give one of our young academy players a chance.”Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the transfer spending by their rivals in the current window is “out of control”, despite the club reportedly spending over 100 million pounds.British media reports say United have spent over 100 million pounds ($130.22 million) on players in adding striker Romelu Lukaku and defender Victor Lindelof to their squad.advertisementUnited’s cross-town rivals City have spent over 200 million pounds ($260.44 million), according to British media reports, on defenders Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, midfielder Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson.League title holders Chelsea have also spent heavily on players in the current window and have added striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a club record fee.Every club is getting good players, every club is investing a lot and some clubs are paying too much and by paying too much they create a very strange and out of control market,” Mourinho told the BBC.”But this is the reality now.”It is obvious that nowadays, especially for the strikers, the amount of money is amazing.”($1 = 0.7679 pounds)last_img read more

first_imgOn Thursday, May 2, 2013 The Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) Women’s Cancer Research Fund Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jaime Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the evening will include a dinner and an awards presentation. Grammy Award-winning artist Kylie Minogue will accept the 2013 Courage Award for her fight against breast cancer and dedication to raising awareness for the disease. The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to renowned fashion designer Carolina Herrera for her charitable works and contributions to the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund including her participation in the 2012 Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure campaign. Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars will close the evening with a special musical performance.The event marks the 16th anniversary of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund which continues to raise support for innovative cancer research, such as the Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project and recognize remarkable individuals for their commitment to the cause. The Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project is working to identify and verify biomarkers that will lead to the development of a blood test for the detection of breast cancer at its earliest and most curable stages. The Women’s Cancer Research Fund is also funding research being conducted at prestigious, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-accredited medical institutes, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement OK, we know kid actor Jacob Tremblay is adorable, but is he the real deal? The Vancouver star follows up his breakout role in the captive thriller Room with this quirky family adventure tale, in which he plays an American eight-year-old who believes he is actually a Mongolian goat herder. The Alberta-shot film co-stars Vera Farmiga and was written and directed by Jordan Roberts, whose heartfelt scripts include the animated Big Hero 6 and the documentary March of the Penguins. It begins screening in late November.ChristineNo, it’s not a remake of Stephen King’s killer-car flick, but this biographical take on Christine Chubbuck — a local news reporter who committed suicide on live television in the 1970s — is sure to give you chills in its own way. Lead actress Rebecca Hall is already generating Oscar buzz for her sympathetic portrayal of Chubbuck as a talented young woman who struggled to advance in the workplace, but wound up making history for how she shocked viewers.La La LandAs TIFF director Piers Handling aptly put it, “Ryan Gosling singing and dancing — does it get any better?” The Oscar-nominated pride of London, Ont., puts his Mickey Mouse Club-honed vocals to the test alongside his Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Emma Stone in this dreamy musical by Whiplash filmmaker Damien Chazelle. She plays a fledgling actor while he plays a jazz musician in Los Angeles. Reviews from Venice indicate the love story could sashay straight to the Oscars. The film will hit screens during the prime pre-Christmas season. Twitter It’s time to gorge on popcorn and chase the Oscar buzz, cinephiles. The Toronto International Film Festival, known as a hub for Academy Award-worthy titles, kicks off Thursday with nearly 400 films screening over 11 days. Here are some movies that are hotly anticipated among Canadian Press reporters, with expected release dates after TIFF (if known).American PastoralFor his directorial debut, actor Ewan McGregor took on a biggie: An adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. McGregor also stars in the 1960s-set crime-drama, as a father whose seemingly ideal family is torn apart when his teenage daughter, played by Dakota Fanning, joins a violent movement against the Vietnam War. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba, and Molly Parker of Maple Ridge, B.C. It’s coming to theatres in October.ArrivalThis star-packed alien invasion tale promises to offer more than just otherworldly thrills with Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve at the helm. The Quebec auteur behind Sicario, Prisoners and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel is known for balancing taut, cerebral explorations with slow-burning tension, so expectations are high for this sci-fi outing. Amy Adams stars as a linguist recruited by the U.S. government to communicate with aliens and avert possible disaster. Adams is expected to walk the TIFF red carpet with co-star Jeremy Renner after premiering the film in Venice where early reviews are already, ahem, stellar. Arrival opens in theatres in November.Burn Your Maps Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more