Share Sharing is caring! Share If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s time to skip the cold cereal and start enjoying a comforting bowl of oatmeal in the morning.It’s backed by science: A small study found that those who ate oatmeal daily for six weeks had a greater decrease in cholesterol levels and waist size than those who ate the same amount of carbs in noodles over the same time period.It’s proof that you can have your carbs and eat them, too!It keeps you satisfied: There’s no need to reach for an unhealthy convenience snack in the morning when you’ve got oatmeal on your side; it offers the calories and fiber you need to stay satisfied all morning long. Unlike sugary breakfast cereals full of refined carbs, the body digests oatmeal at a slower pace, keeping blood sugar levels steady, energy up, and hunger away.It helps you time carbs right: When it comes to weight loss, celebrity trainers Bob Harper and Gunnar Peterson agree: you should eat carbs for breakfast. According to Manhattan-based nutritionist and registered dietitian Shira Lenchewski, “[carbs] are burned more efficiently in the morning than at night,” so they don’t go unused and get stored as fat in the body. Shira also recommends that the largest meal (higher in carbohydrates) be breakfast.It’s quick to come together: Rolled oats take well under 10 minutes from prep to bowl. It might be a little more time than that instant packet you’re used too, but these varieties don’t come with any added sugars often found in those flavored packets. Or there’s always the option to go with overnight oats that require just a little prep the night before and are ready to eat from the fridge the next morning.The possibilities are endless: This warming breakfast should never feel boring or blah. Liven up your oatmeal bowl with these healthy combinations that keep your meal feeling fresh, filling, and satisfying to your taste buds, too.MSNhealth.com Share 556 Views no discussions Food & DiningHealthLifestyle Why Oatmeal Is the Best Breakfast For Weight Loss by: MSNhealth.com – March 16, 2015 Tweet
FOREST CITY — The Country Thunder 2020 Music Festival in Forest City that was moved to Labor Day over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak has now been canceled until 2021.Country Thunder’s Gerry Krochak says the decision game after they looked at a number of factors. “I don’t think it was any one thing, but I guess when somebody asks us for a specific reason– the standard line is 2020 happened,” Krochak say. “And until we can get to a point where we can feel good about putting on this event, where we can feel that all of our fans, performers and staff are going to feel safe — just as importantly they are going to feel comfortable gathering in large crowds — this is the right decision at this time.”Krochak says the it is a sad move for the entire Country Thunder organization. “It’s disappointing. It’s disappointing for all the events that we’ve had to push to 2021. But I also believe that good things are gonna come to those who wait,” according to Krochak. “And we are as much of the fans itching to get back to it. We’ve all fallen in love with that amazing site in Forest City, Iowa at Heritage Park, and we’ve got next summer to look forward to and a great lineup.”The line up for 2020 will return for next year including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Clay Walker, and Lonestar. Morgan Wallen has been added to the lineup for next year and the list continues to grow. He says Skynard is in its 50th anniversary tour and that will now be the 51st, and he says Morgan Wallen is the next big act.All ticketing options will be automatically honored for the rescheduled 2021 dates. Ticket holders will receive additional information via email on Friday, August 14th.
Tags Politics Security Share your voice The South Carolina State House in Columbia. Getty Images One bad search on the government website for South Carolina’s capital city could’ve exposed an entire database.The city of Columbia site had a security flaw in its search tool, according to independent security researcher Arif Khan. The flaw let anyone view passwords for the website’s database and email protocol servers, creating a massive potential for abuse, Khan said on Thursday. The vulnerability made it possible for someone to “pull sensitive data out of the Columbia city government’s database,” Khan said. With access to the email protocol servers, an attacker could’ve also created spoof emails that looked like they’d come from the city government.The flaw involved a misconfiguration of the site’s search function. If you searched for a term that couldn’t be found in the site’s database, the site would inadvertently serve up an error page meant only for administrators. I was able to reproduce the security flaw through the site’s search function multiple times, including by searching on my own name and phrases like “Bazinga.” The vulnerability was fixed after CNET reached out to city officials about the issue. The Columbia city government didn’t respond to a request for comment, but a representative confirmed that it did receive the inquiry.Khan said he contacted city officials in September but never heard back from them. He reached out again in October, he said, and another security researcher also publicly contacted the city government in November on Twitter.Cybercriminals often target city governments because they serve an important function and have access to sensitive information. Last November, the Justice Department brought charges against two Iranian hackers who caused more than $30 million in damages through ransomware attacks on cities like Newark, New Jersey, Atlanta and San Diego. At the end of March, New York’s capital announced it was also hit with a hack. It’s not clear if any malicious actors found the vulnerability on the Columbia government’s website, but the exposure had the potential to cause a lot of harm. The vulnerability displayed passwords for databases and email servers. Alfred Ng/CNET Khan said that though the credentials were exposed, he didn’t try to access to government’s database because of ethical concerns. 0 Post a comment
Kolkata: West Bengal Doctors Forum (WBDF) has threatened to organise a bigger movement from Monday if the officer-in-charge of Jadavpur police station, who had allegedly assaulted a junior doctor at Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is not arrested.Many of the doctors under WBDF threatened to go on a strike after Monday if steps are not taken against the accused police officer. A rally would be taken out from CMRI on Monday afternoon and it would end near New Alipore police station. Doctors from various organisations in the city would take part in the rally to protest against the assault on the junior doctor. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Srinivas Geddam, a post-graduate trainee at CMRI, was allegedly roughed up by Jadavpur police station OC Pulak Kumar Dutta when the former had been attending him on Wednesday night.Geddam, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, lodged a complaint with the police on Thursday. Following the incident, some doctors from the institute took part in a temporary cease-work.The police officer was admitted at the plastic surgery department of the hospital for a wrist surgery. Geddam had allegedly been attacked by the officer when he asked the latter about his medication, the prescriptions of which were submitted to the hospital by the officer during admission. The victim mentioned in his complaint that he had suffered serious injuries around his neck. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA senior doctor of WBDF said that they are planning to file a writ petition at the Calcutta High Court if the accused officer is not arrested on non-bailable charges. “We would urge the doctors’ fraternity at all the government and private hospitals in the state to join the cease-work after Monday. We have given an ultimatum that the accused police officer must be put behind bars within next Sunday. A section of the city police was trying to dilute the issue, which is evident from their Facebook posts. They are trying to defend the OC,” a senior member of WBDF said. It may be mentioned that the Bengal unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Thursday sought Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s intervention in this regard.Dr Santanu Sen, MP and state secretary, IMA, was of the view that the protest must be intensified if action is not initiated against the accused police officer.Many of the city doctors believe that the incident would affect the confidence building exercise initiated by the city police to check the incidents of assault on doctors by the family members of the patients.”This is an unfortunate incident where an on-duty doctor was assaulted by a police officer. The state government must strongly deal with the issue and steps should be taken against the accused officer,” said Dr Santanu Dutta of SSKM Hospital.
Tags: G Adventures, Sri Lanka Share G Adventures becomes first travel company to sail Sri Lanka’s southern coast Friday, September 29, 2017 Posted by TORONTO — Demand for Sri Lanka is up, so much that G Adventures has seen triple the bookings in the past year to this fascinating destination. As such, the tour operator has launched a brand new program of small-group sailing tours along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, becoming the first travel company to do so.“We’re thrilled to be the first adventure company to explore Sri Lanka by sea. They say great things come in small packages and Sri Lanka is a fantastic destination with plenty to see, do and eat,” says Vince Donnelly, global sailing manager, G Adventures. “These sailing trips have a local chief experience officer (CEO), skipper and cook onboard, so travellers will also experience the local culture and flavours as they explore the sunning Sri Lankan coastline.”After seeing strong growth in sales of Sri Lanka tours this year, Donnelly notes that offering a sailing trip was the next natural step for the company.More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerThe seven-day ‘Sri Lanka Sailing’ trip, which travels roundtrip from Mirissa, begins on Feb. 2, 2018. The trip can also be combined with a land-based itinerary in Sri Lanka – known as ‘the pearl of the Indian Ocean’ – to create a 14-day land and sea getaway called ‘Sri Lanka Land & Sea’.Highlights include a visit to Galle, a fort city on the southwest coast that was founded by the Portuguese, as well as a stop at Ussangoda National Park, the newest national park in Sri Lanka and home to wildlife and rare medicinal plants. Its red earth is said to be the result of an ancient asteroid that crashed into the land.‘Sailing Sri Lanka’ is priced from $1,999 per person, while the 14-day ‘Sri Lanka Land & Sea’ is priced from $3,399 per person.The launch of Sri Lanka sailing brings the number of sailing destinations offered by G Adventures to eight, with 19 different itineraries across the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Greece, Indonesia, Montenegro and Thailand. << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Summer tourism hits 300 million mark for the first time ever: UNWTO Posted by Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Share Tags: Trend Watch, UNTWO Travelweek Group MADRID — Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season, with international tourist arrivals in July and August exceeding the 300 million mark for the first time ever, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean.Between January and August 2017, destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors), 56 million more than in the same period of 2016, an increase of 7%.With upbeat prospects for the remaining months of the year, 2017 is set to be the eighth consecutive year of continued solid growth for international tourism, says the UNWTO.Results reflect the sustained growth in many destinations combined with the recovery of those suffering from security challenges in recent years.By UNWTO regions, growth was strongest in Africa (+9%) and Europe (+8%), followed by Asia and the Pacific (+6%), the Middle East (+5%) and the Americas (+3%).More news: Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perks“Tourism is a major economic engine and employment generator, contributing to the improvement of livelihoods of millions of people around the world,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai in London, ahead of World Travel Market 2017 now underway.In Europe (+8%), international arrivals rebounded in both Southern and Mediterranean Europe (+12%) and Western Europe (+7%) following a weak 2016. Arrivals grew by 6% in Northern Europe and by 4% in Central and Eastern Europe between January and August 2017.Africa (+9%) recorded the fastest growth of all five regions, thanks to the strong rebound in North Africa (+15%) and the sound results of Sub-Saharan Africa (+5%).South Asia (+10%) led growth in Asia and the Pacific (+6%), followed by South-East Asia (+8%) and Oceania (+7%), while results in North-East Asia (+3%) were rather mixed.Most destinations in the Americas (+3%) continued to enjoy positive results, led by South America (+7%), followed by Central America and the Caribbean (both +4%). In North America (+2%), robust results in Mexico and Canada contrast with a decrease in the U.S.More news: Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsResults in the Middle East (5%) are mixed, with some destinations strongly rebounding from negative growth in previous years, while others reported declines through August.Inbound visitor growth across world destinations was fuelled by strong outbound demand from the majority of source markets.Among the top 10 markets, international tourism expenditure grew fastest in China (+19%), the Republic of Korea (+12%), the U.S. (+8%) and Canada (+7%).Expenditure from Germany, the UK, Australia, Italy and Hong Kong (China) grew between 3% and 5%, while France reported a modest 1% increase.Worth noting beyond the top 10 source markets is the significant recovery in demand from the Russian Federation (+27%) and Brazil (+35%) after a few years of declines in tourism expenditure abroad, says the UNWTO.
MIAMI — A total of 34 new luxury bungalows are coming to Viva Wyndham V Samana in Samana, Dominican Republic in January 2019.The adults-only, all-inclusive resort by Viva Wyndham Resorts will unveil an exclusive area with the new bungalows that come complete with expansive rooms and At Your Service staff. Located just steps from the resort’s Coconut Whispers Spa, the bungalows also come with private plunge pools, well-appointed bathrooms with rain showers, upgraded and fully stocked minibars, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi.InteriorGuests of this exclusive area will also receive a complimentary foot massage at the spa. Plus, all-inclusive packages include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, unlimited beverages and a welcome cocktail, daily and nightly entertainment, cooking and cocktail classes, waiter service at the beach and pool, and non-motorized water sports.Coconut Whispers SpaAlso on site at the resort are an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, beach snack bar, juice bar and lounge bar, and four restaurants.More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerSpecial introductory rates for the new bungalow guestrooms are now available. For more information go to vivawyndhamresorts.com or www.facebook.com/vivaresorts. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Posted by Viva Wyndham V Samana to open 34 new bungalows in January Tags: Dominican Republic, Viva, Wyndham Hotel Group
Get ready for the first-ever roller coaster at sea, courtesy of Carnival MIAMI — A roller coaster at sea? Sure, why not?Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras has plans to debut the first-ever roller coaster at sea in 2020, featuring nearly 800 feet of twists, turns and drops at speeds of approximately 40 miles per hour.Dubbed the BOLT, this new all-electric coaster will allow two riders to choose their preferred speed while strapped in a motorcycle-like vehicle suspended 187 feet above sea level. It will begin with an action-packed launch where riders can achieve race car-like levels of acceleration, and culminates with a high-powered hairpin turn around Carnival’s iconic funnel. Travelweek Group Share Video Playerhttp://www.travelweek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/XL-RC-Video.mp400:0000:0000:33Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Riders’ speeds will be posted after the race, and just like land-based roller coasters, guests will have their photo taken during the ride for a memorable keepsake.“Mardi Gras will be our most innovative ship ever with some truly special features and attractions, highlighted by BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “BOLT will continue the tradition of Carnival providing exciting new ways for our guests to ‘Choose Fun.’ We are so thrilled to introduce this one-of-a-kind, game-changing, exhilarating attraction – our guests are going to love it!”More news: Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthMardi Gras will be based in Port Canaveral where a new state-of-the-art terminal is located. Itinerary information will be revealed early next month with additional details about the ship.A second XL-class ship will start construction in 2020 and be delivered in 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of Carnival Cruise Line’s founding. Friday, December 14, 2018 Tags: Carnival Cruise Line Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>