Gluten-free brand Dr Schär UK, is hoping to boost its penetration into the free-from sector by highlighting the existence of an emerging condition – gluten sensitivity.The symptoms suggest that up to 6% of the population could have an issue when they eat wheat, said the firm. Symptoms include: abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, fatigue, limb numbness and anaemia. In response to this, Dr Schär has launched a £1m marketing campaign to highlight awareness of the condition among the general public.The company also commissioned a survey, among both consumers and healthcare professionals, to ascertain the full extent and boost understanding of the condition.Emma Herring, retail brand manager, said that, through its research, the firm had learnt that a lot of people were experiencing a wide range of symptoms, many of which mimic those of either coeliac disease or wheat allergy. “Our consumer base is expanding beyond those groups to include those who suffer symptoms of gluten sensitivity. In addition, our survey indicates that healthcare professionals spontaneously name DS-gluten free as the top retail brand when it comes to gluten-free products.“We’re hoping that the increased public awareness of gluten sensitivity and this heightened healthcare professional brand awareness will mean that we become the ‘go-to’ brand for those advised to remove gluten from their diet.”
[h/t – CBS News] According to CBS News, 1969’s famed Woodstock Music & Art Fair—Bethel Woods Center for the Arts–has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of sites with historic significance worthy of being protected and preserved. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the official announcement on Tuesday, referring to the festival as “a pivotal moment in both New York and American history.” The festival was famously documented in Michael Wadleigh‘s 1970 documentary, Woodstock. In the decades since Woodstock, the event has become synonymous with the 1960’s and the “Summer of Love,” and has been used as a distilled reference point for that era in American culture ever since.Celebrating Woodstock’s Anniversary With Its Top 15 PerformancesThe festival, which took place at took at Max Yasgur‘s 600-acre dairy farm, was originally planned as a ticketed spanning from August 15th – August 17th, 1969 for an estimated 200,000 concertgoers. However, the grounds were decimated by weather and the mud bath that ensued, the gates (and surrounding highways) were overloaded by eager fans, and a myriad of other issues caused the event to stretch to roughly noontime on August 18th. At its peak, attendance swelled to an astonishing 400,000 people. The festival was the seminal event of the free-loving 1960’s counterculture: appropriately messy and out-of-control, yet uniquely powerful and beautiful.You can watch footage of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic solo electric guitar rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” from his weekend-closing set at Woodstock–which began at 9am the day after the festival was set to finish:The site which was later converted to a permanent amphitheater, Bethel Woods, which would host additional festivals (like Mysteryland) and notable bands like Phish, who played a three-night run at the Hudson Valley venue in 2011. You can listen to Phish’s fantastic soundcheck performance of “Waves” from the day before their Bethel Woods run below, courtesy of YouTube user BurningShoreProphet . OG:
This specifically means all persons coming from Croatia who:- go to a business meeting in Austria (with business partners, parent company, etc.)- go to work (for example nurses, etc.)- go on work assignments (assembly, servicing, etc.)MUST have a negative PCR test to cross the border With a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours, the following can enter Austria:Austrian and EU / EEA citizens and Switzerland and all persons from their household, persons with a residence and work permit (for example VISUM D holders) and holders of diplomatic immunity and other privileges. If there is no test, a 10-day quarantine is ordered, which can be avoided if the citizens take the COVID-48 test at their own expense within 19 hours and if it is negative. Regarding the Austrian warning for travel to Croatia, as of today, a NEGATIVE PCR test is officially required to enter Austria. Unlike the situation a few months ago, this time the exceptional measures for:- Berufspendlere (workers who cross the border every day)- key personnel (persons assigned to carry out work orders in Austria, such as assembly)- support staff for the elderly and infirm (Pflegepersonal). Laboratories where the COVID-19 test in Croatia can be performed can be found in the attachment. Side dish: List of Croatian laboratories for testing on COVID-19 Source: www.advantageaustria.org
Versailles, In. — Troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Dearborn County on May 18th and 19th, 2018. Those drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.The purpose of sobriety checkpoints is to remove those motorists from the highways who are alcohol or drug impaired and pose a danger to all who use the roadways. Impaired drivers are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage, person injury, and death annually.To help to ensure your weekend is safe and enjoyable, observe the following tips:Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages; call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride.If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night.Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.If you see a vehicle exhibiting erratic driving behavior, call 911 and give a complete description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel. These reports can be made anonymously.
Cincinnati, Oh. — July is National Parks and Recreation Month. Cities across America spend more than $7 billion on parks and amenities each year.A recent study by WalletHub says Cincinnati is the 4th best city in the United States for recreation opportunities.A link to the full study is here.
The Keck School of Medicine of USC has announced the launch of an initiative called RESPOND, a new research study on prostate cancer among men of African descent.RESPOND will examine the underlying factors, including genetics and social stressors, that contribute to higher risk of prostate cancer development among African American men. The National Institute of Health will fund 96 percent of the study, with the Prostate Cancer Foundation funding the other 4 percent. The grant for the study totals $26.5 million altogether. African American men are twice as likely to develop lethal forms of prostate cancer, but medical experts aren’t quite sure why, according to Christopher Haiman, RESPOND’s principal investigator and professor of preventive medicine at Keck.Haiman is one of six researchers from USC on the RESPOND team, alongside Ann Hamilton, David Conti, David Craig, John Carpten and William Gauderman. Twelve other institutions are also participating in the study, including Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco.“It’s a health disparity that needs to be addressed,” Haiman said, according to a press release. “Considerable money, time and effort has gone into studies in men of European ancestry; it is time for a large-scale effort devoted to men of African ancestry.”Starting in September, researchers hope to recruit 10,000 African American men with prostate cancer over the next five years. Participants will be asked to complete a survey, provide a saliva sample and allow researchers to access to tumor tissue. The survey will largely consist of questions regarding social stressors in the participants’ daily lives such as education level, socioeconomic status and discrimination. According to the press release, researchers hope to determine whether stress plays a role in the development and severity of this type of cancer. The findings of this study will also support more effective methods of preventing and treating the disease in African American men. “We plan to look at variations in DNA that are associated with prostate cancer overall and, more importantly, for aggressive forms of prostate cancer that are lethal,” Haiman said in the press release. “These genetic markers will ultimately help us to identify men in future generations who are at high and low risk for prostate cancer.”