TECHNO HEALTH 2011

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0From: Dr. Murray SmithToday across my desk comes an article from the American Chiropractic Association(ACA) titled, “Get Techno Healthy!” Basically modern technology is taking a toll on our bodies and health in ways we’ve not experienced in our history.  When I first read the article’s title I thought, “What?  Have we come to the point that technology is having such a deleterious effect on our health that it coins a new term?”  Then I thought about the first 25 years of my practice.  Early on in practice 60% of the conditions that brought people through the doors were related to the low back and 40% was everything else.  Now its 60% related to the neck, arms and shoulders and 40% is everything else.  25 years ago computers were the size of a bus and no one had a PC on their desk. Now computers will fit in the palm of your hand with more computing power than the bus sized one and virtually everyone has at least one.25 years ago there were 10 guys on a construction site with shovels to dig the small holes.  Today that job site has one guy with a shovel and one with a miniature trac hoe.That got me wondering about the term Techno Healthand what other new terms of the computer age relate to 2011 that were never used on an episode of Star Trek.  That made for an interesting Google search let me tell you.  Here’s a partial list of the conditions I found related to computer and handheld devices:Cell phone elbow, Nintendonitis, Rock Band Hand, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Joystick wrist, Nintendo thumb, Texting Teen Tendonitis, Wii knee, Wii shoulder, Wii neck, Gamer Rage, Texting Thumb, Screen Diplopia, PS2 Wrist and headache just to name some.  And this doesn’t include injuries from the runaway flying Wii controller.I also found that the current Guinness world record for texting is 40.72 seconds for a 160 word message.  And I found an article titled, “When the Wii Goes Bad!” I haven’t read it yet but can hardly wait.  And if you want to pass some time, You Tube has several videos listed under that title that should be most entertaining.“Doc, I’m most amused by the above but what should I do to prevent that stuff?”  To begin with most of the conditions I’ve listed are in the category of RSI’s or Repetitive Strain Injury.That means you’ve used the darn things for too long at one time and the body part is inflamed.  Solution?Take breaks on a regular basis from the offending activity.  Stretch!  Use ice to minimize the inflammation.  Sometimes a brace or support can be helpful.  When the offending tech device is your office computer have an ergonomic evaluation performed.  If need be stop the damaging activity.  For long-term control change your posture during the activity to a more favorable ergonomic one and condition the body part for that activity.  Football players and other athletes condition their bodies for their activity, why not the rest of us mortals?  The ACA has some great references and links on ergonomics and Techno Health at: (http://www.acatoday.org/ ).  You will find them under the patient section in Health and Wellness Tips.  Thera-Band makes products for exercise and rehabilitation and has a resource area on its website called Thera-Band Academy.  There you can find hundreds of exercises for the arms, hands, shoulders, neck and back.  That link is:   http://www.thera-bandacademy.com/“Doc, I think I already have Wii Knee.  What now?”  Come on in and let me check you out first.  If Chiropractic is part of your recovery I’ll tell you and if not, I’ll tell you that too.  And because I’ve been at this so long I have a nice referral network of other docs, physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturist that I can refer you to if that is what is needed.last_img read more

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HUGE LONGSHOT LOST BUS FINDS WAY IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES; TRAINED BY SHERLOCK, CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY WINS BY A HEAD UNDER PEREZ IN 1:21.78

first_imgONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED THROUGH KENTUCKY HUB PAYS $1,132,476.80; SANTA ANITA HAS SUPER HIGH FIVE CARRYOVER OF $24,917 INTO SUNDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2016)–Longshot Lost Bus proved ultra game in winning Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Fernando Perez. Trained by Gary Sherlock, the 4-year-old California-bred filly was tested the length of the stretch and just prevailed over Finest City while covering seven furlongs in 1:21.78.Sent from her number four post position in a field of nine older fillies and mares, Lost Bus, who was claimed three starts back for $32,000 on Nov. 19, was pressed throughout at the rail through splits of 22.42, 44.93 and 1:09.08.“Lost Bus was pretty much going to run before I learned (probable favorite) Sunday Rules wouldn’t be entered, but I was running for third, and it turned out better than that,” said Sherlock, who won the Santa Monica in 2008 with Intangaroo. “There wasn’t a lot of speed in the race, and I told Fernando to go to the front.”One of only two Cal-breds in the lineup, Lost Bus was the longest shot in the field at 60-1 and following a claim of foul lodged by Finest City’s jockey, Corey Nakatani, she paid $131.20, $42.20 and $14.80.Owned by Terry Lovingier, Lost Bus, who is by the In Excess stallion Bring the Heat, notched her first-ever stakes win and improved her overall mark to 11-3-2-2. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $256,018.“I got a clean break, I took her to the lead and she was comfortable the whole time,” said Perez. “At the end, she was still trying. Corey was pushing me. We were bumping a little bit down the stretch, but not much to be honest. He just had to take a shot (by claiming foul) to see if he could get the disqualification.”Breaking from the far outside, Finest City broke sharply and pressed the winner gate to wire while just holding off the late charge of favored Tara’s Tango by a neck. Off at 8-1, Finest City paid $10.60 and $6.80.Tara’s Tango, who was ridden by Mike Smith, broke alertly but was taken in hand heading into the far turn, then angled out turning for home and just missed, finishing third, 2 ¼ lengths in front of Living The Life. Off at 3-1, Tara’s Tango paid $4.60 to show.“I couldn’t keep her in a hard drive,” said Smith in reference to his decision to reserve his mount for the stretch run. “I thought I could let them go, give her a breather and then go at them again on the outside and it worked, but I just didn’t get there in time.”With a two-day Pick Six carryover contributing to a massive total Pick Six pool of $1,852,098, there was just one winning ticket, worth $1,132,476.80. Purchased for an as-yet undisclosed amount, the ticket was generated through a Kentucky-based wagering hub.There is a carryover into Sunday’s one dollar Super High Five of $24,917.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Starting Line-Ups: FSJ Flyers vs Dawson Creek Canucks

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BlackBerry opens second apps lab in SA

first_img5 November 2012Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, has announced the opening of its second BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa.The new lab is based in Cape Town and follows on the launch of the BlackBerry apps lab at the University of Pretoria in May this year.“Cape Town is a key innovation hub, and a natural site for RIM’s second BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa,” Alexandra Zagury, RIM’s MD for South Africa and southern Africa, said in a statement on Friday.‘Fostering mobile innovation in Africa’According to RIM, the aim of the BlackBerry apps labs is to help accelerate mobile application development in South Africa, thereby creating new economic opportunities and jobs in the mobile space, and to support the larger context and objectives of the South African Department of Communications’ eSkills Institute.“We are now looking forward to fostering mobile innovation in the Western Cape and helping to grow South Africa’s next wave of mobile app developers,” said Zagury. “Our investment in this lab is a signal of our commitment to supporting South Africa’s thriving BlackBerry developer ecosystem.”The labs provide local developers, including students, start-ups, entrepreneurs and others with access to resources in development, marketing, sales and training to help them expand their ideas and business opportunities.‘Every developer’s dream’According to University of Pretoria student and developer Blessing Mahlalela, the BlackBerry apps lab is every developer’s dream. “RIM has eliminated the cost that my startup company would have incurred by providing resources such as the latest BlackBerry devices for testing and high performance development machines,” Mahlalela said.Fellow student Leon van Dyk added: “My programming abilities for the BlackBerry platform have increased monumentally – and so has my interests in mobile development as a career choice.”RIM will work with developers at the Cape Town lab to create local and regionally relevant applications for BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as for devices running the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.Skills, job opportunitiesThe initiative is expected to help create locally relevant apps, new skills and job opportunities for graduates, and new revenue streams for developers.According to RIM, the BlackBerry apps labs form part of an Africa developer programme that includes facilities in Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt.“RIM has been working with 118 universities, colleges and schools across Africa through the BlackBerry Academic Program to provide institutions with course materials and content to teach and educate students on mobile application development,” the company said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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NPPC Campaigns for USMCA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — The National Pork Producer Council is starting another campaign to get Congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement before the end of the year.Nick Giordano, NPPC’s vice president and counsel for global government affairs, told DTN NPPC made a judgement last summer to push hard for Congress to complete the trade deal before the end of 2019. Right now, hog farmers “are getting antsy” that negotiations between House Democrats and the Trump administration could carry into 2020.“Our best judgement was the deal would come up around Thanksgiving or in December,” Giordano said. “We’re still very hopeful we get that vote before the end of the year.” He added, “Our producers want the certainty of continued North American trade,” Giordano said. “They saw the impact of punitive tariffs. It really tied them in knots and it was a huge financial problem for the industry. We want that certainty and we want that vote this year.”Giordano added that NPPC members want a vote this year, but also want to see the deal pass by a robust margin. “We want to see support for trade.”The NPPC campaign is somewhat lighthearted, “It’s Pork O’Clock Somewhere” and highlights different meals in Canada and Mexico from pulled pork poutine in Canada to tacos el pastor in Mexico, as well as BBQ pork sandwiches in the U.S.“It’s just kind of the next stage of our overall campaign,” Giordano said. “USMCA is something NPPC has always been in support of, even when the Mexican metal tariffs were in place. That’s how valuable the Mexican market is to us.”Talks continue both internally and internationally as Democratic leaders seek more assurances on labor and environmental enforcement, especially in Mexico. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also hosted a handful of Democratic congressmen on Wednesday, including Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts, who would shepherd the trade pact through the House. While Mexico has already ratified USMCA, Canada is waiting for the U.S. with the possibility of its parliament voting basically in concert with Congress.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also this week has been leading a trade mission with more than 100 agricultural and government people to Mexico. Perdue’s Twitter feed shows him with Mexico’s agriculture minister championing ties with the National Football League as well, which has a game scheduled in Mexico City later this month.Supporters of the trade in Congress, such as Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have cautioned that allowing USMCA to carry into 2020 would tie up the trade deal in presidential politics. Congress would be less likely to take a vote until after the presidential election is settled. While time is ticking away, the House is focusing much of its attention on impeachment proceedings and also has to resolve budget and appropriations bills in the coming weeks as well.Agricultural groups have largely been at the forefront of supporting the USCMA, partly because agricultural commodities have been among the products most frequently hit with tariffs during trade disputes in the Trump administration.A year ago, Mexico had 20% tariffs on U.S. pork that effectively translated into taking $12 off every hog sold by farmers. President Donald Trump removed steel and aluminum tariffs against Mexico and Canada back in May, prompting Mexico to lift its tariffs as well.“Pork producers are in a much better shape than they were this time last year,” Giordano said. “It’s not a panacea for pork producers, but they are a helluva lot better off than they were this time last year.”The U.S. Meat Export Federation noted that pork exports to Mexico have rebounded since Mexico removed its tariffs in May, but pork sales to Mexico have not recovered to their record pre-tariff levels of 2017. Through the first nine months of 2019, pork exports to Mexico were down 10% in volume and 9% in value with $919.4 million in sales of pork and variety meats.Combined, the North American market of Mexico and Canada make up about just under 31% of pork exports and larger in sales than to Japan, the largest single sales market for U.S. pork.The NPPC campaign information can be found at https://www.porkoclock.org/…Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Applying a New Daily Productivity Formula, with Allen Brouwer – Episode #89

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:35 — 20.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhile Allen Brouwer probably wouldn’t call the system outlined in his new “Self Journal” a productivity formula, that’s exactly what it is. He and his business partner, Cathryn created the Self Journal for themselves as a tool to help them run multiple businesses. When they did and began to realize the power of what they’d created, they decided to launch the Self Journal as a Kickstarter campaign – and were fully funded within 28 hours. When Anthony first saw their video he was blown away and bought his own Self Journal immediately. You can hear about this productivity tool, why it’s different and ultra effective, and how you can get your own free PDF copy, on this episode of In The Arena.Applying a New Daily Productivity Formula, with Allen Brouwer – Ep 89 @BestSelfCoClick To TweetPart of Allen’s Productivity Formula: The 13-week goal-setting roadmap.One of the ingenious things that make the Self Journal so helpful is that it provides a 13-week framework by which anyone can accomplish any goal. That may sound outrageous, but keep reading. The premise is that most people procrastinate and never accomplish their goals because they set too large of a time frame for its completion. By crunching the timeframe into just 13 weeks, action is required every day – and you’ll be amazed how quickly significant steps can be taken. Listen to how Allen describes the process to discover how you can make use of it, on this episode.If you didn’t do something brag-worthy, you weren’t very productive ~ Anthony IannarinoOne of the markers Anthony uses to gauge his own productivity is whether or not he did something he really wants to tell other people about. Was there an accomplishment in your day that you are excited about? Did you reach a marker or milestone of some sort that has you jazzed? If so, you were undoubtedly productive. If not, you probably weren’t. You can hear Anthony discuss this concept with his guest, Allen Brouwer, co-creator of the Self Journal on this episode, so be sure you make the time to listen.If you didn’t do something brag-worthy, you weren’t very productive ~ Anthony Iannarino @BestSelfCoClick To TweetDo you write down your goals? Do you write them down repeatedly? Here’s why you should.We’ve all heard that the chance of fulfilling your goals increases dramatically simply by writing them down. But Allen Brouwer says that your goal-accomplishment success rate goes up even more when you write down your goals repeatedly. He’s in the habit of writing down his goals every day – sometimes multiple times every day. In this conversation with Anthony you’ll hear him explain how he discovered this productivity hack, why he does it repeatedly, and the amazing results he’s seen come from it.Focused attention on the most important things accomplishes tons, fast.One of the things you want to come out of your morning or weekly planning time is a very clear focus on what the most important tasks are for you to accomplish each day. Then you’re set up to be productive and ultimately, successful. Focused attention on the most important things on your radar enables you to take massive action on those things, moving you forward and accomplishing major things in record time. Find out how the process works and how you can make it a reality in your life, on this episode of In The Arena, with guest Allen Brouwer.Focused attention on the most important things accomplishes tons, fast @BestSelfCoClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Who is Allen Brouwer and why did Anthony invite him to be on the show? Goal setting and the magic of the 13-week roadmap. The powerful bookends to Allen’s productivity system: Morning & Evening gratitude. How Allen discovered the power of writing down your goal over and over. Making the most of the limited amount of time you have each day (the 3-task discipline) The important results seen from using the Self Journal. Why focused attention on the most important things accomplishes tons, fast. How the Self Journal was launched successfully on Kickstarter (funded within 28 hours) New products on the way to help you be more productive (and some free stuff).Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.AllenBrouwer.com – Allen’s personal websitewww.TurnOnTheHustle.com (Allen’s Facebook Group)www.BestSelf.co – Allen’s company website (get your free PDF Self Journal)The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Tweets you can use to share this episodePart of Allen’s Productivity Formula: The 13-week Goal Setting roadmap @BestSelfCoClick To TweetDo you write down your goals? Do you write them down repeatedly? Here’s why you should @BestSelfCoClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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Jericho Cruz reunites with Yeng Guiao at NLEX

first_imgJericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jericho Cruz finally gets a fresh start after he was shipped to NLEX as part of a three-team trade following a turbulent stint at TNT.The trade, involving NorthPort, was approved by the PBA on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Apart from Cruz, the Road Warriors also received the rights to NorthPort’s 2020 second-round pick.The KaTropa on the other hand, ended up getting Marion Magat and 2021 and 2022 second round picks from the Batang Pier, who gained the rights to Phoenix’s 2019 and Columbian’s 2020 first-round picks.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, logisticsNLEX is currently at the bottom of the Commissioner’s Cup standings with a 0-5 record but the arrival of Cruz, a fearless guard, gives the Road Warriors a jolt of optimism moving forward.“I expect he’d be excited to play. He brings a lot of veteran poise in him. He’s a dynamic player who can create his own shot and penetrate—that’s what we need. His excitement is something I look forward to him showing on the court,” said NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa in a statement. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too The 28-year-old Cruz reunited with Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao.Cruz was part of the Rain or Shine team under Guiao that won the Commissioner’s Cup championship in 2016.center_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Stepped on me’: Dominic Thiem loses French Open final to Rafael Nadal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham defender Ben Davies: I know all about Cardiff

first_imgTottenham defender Ben Davies: I know all about Cardiffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Ben Davies says he knows all about today’s opponents Cardiff City.A Swansea boy until his move to Spurs in 2014, the now 25-year-old has played in South Wales derbies opposite Cardiff for as long as he can remember.”It probably has been that long!” smiled Davies as it was put to him that he would have been as young as eight years old when he first took to a football pitch against Cardiff.“Swansea-Cardiff is obviously a derby so I’ve been playing them for years really, but I’ve only played a couple of times against them professionally so I’m looking forward to this one.“They were regular fixtures when I was younger, we played against them a lot but as far as memories go… it’s one of those things in youth football where some days you win, some days you don’t, but we won a Welsh Youth Cup final against them at Under-18 level which was a nice feeling.“For me, there’s obviously that Swansea-Cardiff rivalry but also playing for Wales… I’ve played there (at the Cardiff City Stadium) loads of times now and always got a good reception from the Welsh fans, but I’m not too sure what reception I’ll get after being at Spurs for quite a while now!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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19 days agoDavid Luiz: I wanted out of Chelsea BEFORE Arsenal bid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say David Luiz: I wanted out of Chelsea BEFORE Arsenal bidby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender David Luiz says a rift with manager Frank Lampard led to him leaving Chelsea.The 32-year-old joined the Gunners on deadline day for £8million, with the Brazilian claiming he “didn’t think twice” about signing for the North London giants.Asked by Brazilian journalist Mauro Cezar about why he wanted to leave Stamford Bridge, Luiz explained how the lure of Arsenal proved to be too much.He said: “It was an individual decision made through honest conversation – between me and Frank Lampard, no one else.”We had a different idea of the future of the game and that’s why I chose to take a new path.”It’s always very difficult because of the rivalry, but I made the decision to leave Chelsea even before receiving Arsenal’s bid.”As soon as I decided to leave Chelsea – after a few days – Arsenal’s proposal came, and as it was another great club, I didn’t think twice.”It’s hard for rivalry, yes, but I couldn’t help but live a new story, in a new place, in a big club just because of the rivalry.” last_img read more

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Alabama Quarterback Blake Sims Confirms NFL Combine Invite

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Blake Sims put up stellar numbers (3,487 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions) in his lone year starting in Tuscaloosa. He also set the Crimson Tide record for single-game passing yardage.Still, his lack of prototypical size and background as a running back — where he played as a freshman at ‘Bama in 2011 — led to some speculation he would switch positions at the next level.Sims put that talk to rest last week, and this morning confirmed a report from yesterday that he had received an invite to the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine to showcase his throwing skills Invited! #blessedandthankfulA photo posted by Blake Sims (@_bsims6) on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:44am PST Despite his decorated final collegiate season, Sims didn’t produce sterling numbers at the Reese’ Senior Bowl last weekend, completing just 4-of-11 passes for 50 yards. He did add 23 yards rushing on three attempts.The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine will be held inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 17-23. Should he accept his invitation, the event would serve as the next step for Sims to try and prove he can be a quarterback at the highest level.last_img read more

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