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first_imgSt. Mary’s Health is pleased to announce Keith Miller has been named Director of Strategic Development. In this role, he will direct growth initiatives involving regional hospitals and local and regional providers with a focus on improving care coordination and communication with our external partners.Miller most recently served as the Senior Coordinator in Strategic Development with prior experience working as a paramedic with LifeFlight. He joined St. Mary’s in 2006 as a flight paramedic and was promoted to Lead Flight Paramedic in 2010. Prior to St. Mary’s, Miller served as an EMT, Advanced EMT, and paramedic with EMS throughout Southwest Indiana, including Warrick, Posey, Pike, and Dubois counties.Miller is from Montgomery, Indiana where he graduated from Barr-Reeve High School. He earned his associate degree in paramedic science from Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest, a bachelor’s degree in health services from the University of Southern Indiana, and will begin the MBA program at Oakland City University in August 2016. He is certified by the Board of Critical Care Transport Paramedics and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a Paramedic. Miller is also an Executive Board Member with the Indiana Association of Air Medical Services (INAAMS), where he served as President from 2011-2012, and also serves on the Kentucky AAMS board of directors.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Frozen Nutrients

first_imgA recent University of Georgia study of Americans’ groceries showed that fresh may not always be the best choice — at least not in terms of delivering the vitamins and minerals that families expect from their veggies.Ronald Pegg, associate professor of food science and technology at UGA, led the study. His team looked at the selected vitamin and mineral content of eight fruits and vegetables — blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, green beans, corn, spinach, cauliflower and green peas. Nutrients now and laterThey analyzed the nutrient values of the produce on the day they were purchased and after the produce had been stored in a household refrigerator for five days. They also analyzed the nutritional content of the same set of fruits and vegetables that had been packaged after freezing. “The vitamins and nutrients in fruits and vegetables degrade over time, and we found that frozen fruits and vegetables may offer more nutrition than fresh, when storage is taken into account,” Pegg said. “(Fruits and vegetables) are going to have a different nutrient profile after storage than they had when they were taken from the field … (These pieces of produce) are living things. They respire; they age and they break down over time. There are oxidative stresses, microbial stresses and enzymatic stresses, and we end up seeing the loss of nutrient value from these stresses.” Frozen produce had more vitaminsPegg’s study showed that some frozen fruits and vegetables had higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin C and of folates than fruits and vegetables that had been stored for five days.Shoppers tend to consume some of their produce on the day the purchase it from the grocery store and store the rest in the refrigerator for later use, Pegg said. It was important to look at the nutrient levels of these fruits and vegetables after storage to get a clear picture of the nutrition that American shoppers are getting from their produce. To mimic the shopping habits of multiple households, Pegg’s team took produce samples from multiple stores. “This particular study was designed from the point of view of the consumer, and it’s one of the first to take into account the way people buy and store produce,” Pegg said.Less trips to the marketGiven the fact that many Americans only buy produce on a weekly or biweekly basis, frozen produce is a convenient and effective way for consumers to get enough of the nutrients and vitamins available in fruits and vegetables, Pegg said. “Freezing is nature’s pause button,” he said. “It helps maintain the nutritional value of fresh vegetables, even during storage.” Frozen vegetables are able to maintain more of their nutritional value because they are blanched shortly after being taken from farmers’ fields. This stops the enzymatic reactions that can break down many nutrients. Freezing also slows the enzymatic breakdown of fruits, which are not blanched, and decreases microbial break down. Pegg studies many commoditiesThe study, completed this fall, was funded by a grant from the Frozen Food Foundation. Pegg’s past work has focused on measuring the available antioxidants and nutrients in commodities such as pecans, muscadines, peanuts, lentils, coffee and other products. For more information about Pegg’s work visit www.foodscience.caes.uga.edu/personnel/faculty/pegg.html. For more information about the Department of Food Science and Technology in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences visit www.foodscience.caes.uga.edu.The Frozen Food Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering scientific research, public awareness and education regarding the value of frozen foods. More information on the foundation is available at www.frozenfoodfacts.org/.last_img read more

Onyango stands in Zamalek’s way in Champions League final

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Zamalek of Egypt can draw comfort from the past as they seek to overturn a 3-0 deficit on Sunday in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final against Mamelodi Sundowns.Canon Yaounde (Cameroon), Mouloudia Alger (Algeria) and Asante Kotoko (Ghana) faced similar dire circumstances to the Cairo club in previous finals and only the latter did not finish overall winners.Another morale boost for the “White Knights” ahead of the return match at the 86,000-seat Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria is that no South African club has beaten Egyptian rivals in a final.Sundowns fell to Al Ahly in their only previous appearance 15 years ago and the same Cairo club defeated Orlando Pirates in the 2013 final.But Sundowns have had the measure of Zamalek this season, also beating them 1-0 at home and 2-1 away during the group phase.The Egyptians will have to put more than three past the imposing Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who had a quiet first leg. Among the nominees for the African player of the year award, Onyango has had a great season for club and country, and now says the club title is all that is on his mind.“It is a great honour to be nominated by CAF, but to us it means nothing if we don’t win the CAF Champions League,” Onyango told the press.With $1.5 million (1.38 million euros) and a place at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan going to the overall winners, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is taking nothing for granted.“We need a miracle to win the trophy,” admitted coach Moamen Soliman this week after watching his mix of Egyptian and Nigerian stars outplayed in Pretoria last weekend.“But we won by four goals at home to Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals and lost by three goals in Morocco so nothing is impossible.“Sundowns have fantastic players who are strong and fast. We have to be stronger and faster than them.“We have to give everything, attack relentlessly and not think too much about Sundowns.”Outspoken Zamalek club chairman Mortada Mansour expects much more from his team in a return match expected to be watched by a crowd restricted to 40,000 for security reasons.“Some of our players in Pretoria did not deserve to wear the Zamalek shirt. I will not name them — they know who they are,” said he thundered. Goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy and veteran midfielder Shikabala — real name Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah — have unhappy first-leg memories.El Shenawy allowed a Tebogo Langerman cross to dip behind him into the net for the second Sundowns goal.And captain Shikabala was largely anonymous on the left flank until replaced 10 minutes into the second half with Zamalek three goals behind.Should Soliman axe El Shenawy, Mahmoud “Genesh” Abdel Rahim will start and the coach hopes long-term casualty Ali Fathy is fit to fill the troublesome left-back position.‘Not there yet’ The South Africans complained to the competition organisers soon after arriving in Egypt when a request for a change of training venue was rejected.“There will be hostility from Zamalek supporters, but we are ready for anything,” said the former striker hoping to become the first South African coach of a Champions League-winning side.“A lot of people say Sundowns have already won the trophy but we have to remember that our opponents scored four goals at home in the semi-finals.“It would be foolish to consider ourselves champions ahead of the return match. We do have an advantage, but there is a big hurdle to clear on Sunday night.“We know Zamalek will attack from the kick-off, but that will create opportunities for us to catch them on the break with our speed.”Mosimane must make at least one change to the first-leg starting side with Ivorian colossus Bangaly Soumahoro set to replace suspended centre-back Wayne Arendse.Sundowns hope to become the first club eliminated during a CAF club competition to win it.After beating the South Africans in a qualifier, V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo were banned, allowing their opponents back in.When then Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi barred Al Ahly Tripoli from playing an Egyptian club in the 1984 African Cup Winners Cup final for political reasons, beaten semi-finalists Canon Yaounde got a second chance — which they failed to take.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Sage advice from Pacman Jones

first_imgn this June 12, 2013 photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones rests during the NFL football team’s minicamp in Cincinnati. Photo / AP – Al Behrman, FileBengals cornerback Adam Jones, the player formerly known as Pacman, isn’t talking about the issues facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell except to say that he disagrees with some things.Goodell suspended him for the 2007 season and again for six more games. Jones also sat out the 2009 season when nobody gave him a call before going to work for Cincinnati.But Jones has talked with incoming players at the league’s rookie symposium. He says his advice is simple is for rookies: be careful with their choices and decisions because each is his own corporation.And when the NFL is taken away, it’s gone.“No one is going to be calling your phone and all that, so enjoy the time now and make good decisions and get all the money you can while you can get it,” Jones said. “When the checks stop coming in, they stop coming in.”http://www.sportsinteraction.com___SANU CAN FLING IT: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu has one of the best arms in the NFL. And he doesn’t even warm up before he shows it off.Sanu took a pitch from Andy Dalton and completed a 50-yard pass down the sideline to Brandon Tate during Cincinnati’s 24-10 win over the Falcons on Sunday. That left Sanu 3 for 3 in his career for 148 yards and a touchdown with a perfect passer rating of 158.8.Coach Marvin Lewis expects completions out of his receiver.“Every time he lines up to throw one,” Lewis said. “He’s got great ability.”Sanu was a quarterback in high school and threw out of wildcat formations at Rutgers. The Bengals took him in the third round in 2012 in part because of his versatility. He threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green as a rookie and completed a 25-yard pass last season.“You’ve just got to have that confidence in yourself to be able to make that throw,” Sanu said. “It’s just excitement when you know you get to make a big play for the offense.”His pass on Sunday was his most impressive. Sanu delivered the ball between two defenders, hitting Tate right along the sideline.“It was a perfect throw,” Tate said.And it was unrehearsed. Sanu doesn’t throw before the game because he doesn’t want to tip off the opposition.“He doesn’t even warm up!” Dalton said. “You just kind of get it to him and let him throw.”___CHALLENGING: Maybe the coaches’ challenge system is overrated. It certainly hasn’t been overused this season.Through two weeks of the schedule, there have been just two challenges – and both failed.Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy made his 70th career challenge against the New York Jets in last week’s Packers victory. The play was upheld by replay.Bill O’Brien made his first challenge as an NFL coach in Houston’s opener against Washington and also got it wrong.According to SportsInteraction.com, which tracks coaches’ challenges, Denver’s John Fox has made the most challenges since he became a head coach in Carolina in 2002, 110. Next is the Giants’ Tom Coughlin with 102, followed by New England’s Bill Belichick with 95 and Kansas City’s Andy Reid with 89.Fox has won only 40 of those challenges. Indeed, of those four frequent red-flag throwers, Reid comes closest to breaking even at 43-46. Coughlin is 49-53 and Belichick is 39-56.Baltimore’s John Harbaugh has the best success percentage at 47.619, while Carolina’s Ron Rivera has the worst at 25 percent, going 3 for 12.The small number of challenges thus far in 2014 can be attributed in part to the extension in recent years of what automatically gets reviewed, including all turnovers and all scoring plays.___TOP HIGH SCHOOL: Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has 10 players in the league, tops among prep schools as of the opening of the season.In all, NFL players attended 1,376 high schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia, six countries and two U.S. territories (American Samoa and U.S. Virgin Islands).The 10 from Saint Thomas Aquinas are Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins and Giovani Bernard; Chicago’s Jeremy Cain; Pittsburgh’s Marcus Gilbert; Jacksonville’s Brandon Linder; St. Louis’ Marcus Roberson; Atlanta’s Dezmen Southward; New England’s James White; Tampa Bay’s Major Wright; and Jacksonville’s Sam Young.“It was an honor to play for a school with such rich history and tradition,” says Jaguars tackle Young. “We had an incredible coaching staff that took a lot of pride in preparing their players for the next level and above, and I think that shows in the program’s longstanding success. It was great to be a part of building the winning culture and I’m sure it will continue on for many years.”California tops the list of states with 213 NFL players, followed by Florida (200) and Texas (172).___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more