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    BRITS should keep their waist measurement to less than half their height, according to health chiefs. An NHS watchdog says it is an easy way for people to slash future illness risk. 1Brits should keep their waist measurement to less than half their height, according to health chiefsCredit: Getty It means a 5ft 10in (70in) adult should worry once their jean size creeps past 35in. It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has directly told the public to watch their guts by reaching for a tape measure. Two in three adults are too fat, raising their chances of diabetes, liver and heart disease, and several cancers. Dr Paul Chrisp, director for centre for guidelines at NICE, said: “A clear benefit of using the waist-to-height ratio is that people can easily measure it themselves, interpret the results, and seek medical advice if they are at increased health risk.” Read More on the NHSWEIGH TO GO Free NHS weight loss courses ‘slashes risk of type 2 diabetes by a THIRD’ Prof Rachel Batterham, consultant in...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) stated that the move by the Biden administration to block some Russian banks from the SWIFT international banking system is a half-measure because of the exceptions for energy and that because energy is exempt, Putin will keep making money as the price of oil increases. Host Stuart Varney asked, “Can President Biden take any credit here?” Green responded, “No, I don’t think so. President Biden stair-stepped this process and it emboldened Putin at the beginning. We could have been definitive, decisive from the beginning and perhaps even stopped it from happening. So, I almost blame Biden. His initial words were great, the rhetoric — I told him, hey, they’re getting this one right, even Blinken’s comments. And then they executed just in half-measures — keep — and even the SWIFT transactions, they’re talking about making exceptions for energy. That would be the whole point of what we do is to shut down their energy economy. It’s 40% of their economy and oil is 101 or...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) stated that President Joe Biden’s actions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are “a quarter-measure,” that comes after the Biden administration spent a day debating whether to categorize Russia’s actions as an invasion. Cotton stated, “At least it’s a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t even call it a half-measure, though. It’s probably more like a quarter-measure, sanctions on a couple of banks and some oligarchs. I’ve been calling for months now for the kind of punishing sanctions that Joe Biden and western leaders keep promising, but never revealing: permanently canceling the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, not just shuffling some bureaucratic paper around its review, imposing sanctions on Russia’s oil and gas sectors, its mineral and mining sectors — the critical industries in that country — clamping down on its financial industry and its access to the international banking systems. These are the kind of sanctions that are called for now, not these quarter measures that were just announced or that Berlin announced earlier today about...
    A Los Angeles city councilman has introduced a ballot measure that would dock salaries of city officials if goals to address homelessness included in the measure are not reached. “We have an emergency situation playing out on our streets, and this ballot measure offers an all-of-the-above approach to addressing it,” said Democrat City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who introduced the measure, per CNS.  The “Safer and Cleaner L.A.” measure would ban homeless encampments while prioritizing the “development of temporary emergency shelters,” CNS reports.  Buscaino, who is also running for mayor, submitted paperwork to the LA city clerk on Friday. The proposal will be reviewed by the clerk and the city attorney, and if approved, he can start the process of gathering 65,000 signatures, which would place the proposed measure on the November ballot. Los Angeles City Council member and mayoral candidate Joe Buscaino Joe Buscaino spoke on June 7, 2021, about his “Plan For A Safer Los Angeles” to address the homelessness crisis in the city, as homeless encampments of unhoused people across the city remain a key issue for the...
    A Los Angeles city councilman submitted a proposed ballot measure that would reduce the salaries of city officials if the pervasive issue of homelessness is not sufficiently addressed in the city.  "We have an emergency situation playing out on our streets, and this ballot measure offers an all-of-the-above approach to addressing it,'' Councilman Joe Buscaino said, according to CNS.  Under Buscaino’s plan, homeless encampments in LA would be banned, temporary emergency shelters would be made a priority, the mayor would be given additional land-use authority during a state of emergency related to homelessness, and the city would achieve functional zero homelessness within three years.  Screen shot of Joe Buscaino (City of Los Angeles/ YouTube) (City of Los Angeles/ YouTube) LA CLEARING HOMELESS CAMPS AHEAD OF SUPER BOWL WHILE POLITICIANS OFFER 'BAND-AID SOLUTIONS': VENICE RESIDENT If such goals are not sufficiently met, elected city leaders would face docked pay.  Buscaino, a Democrat, is currently running for mayor and submitted language for the proposal to the Los Angeles city clerk on Friday. The city clerk and the city attorney will then...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Homeless encampments would be banned, development of temporary emergency shelters would be prioritized and the salaries of elected officials who failed to meet those goals would be reduced under a ballot measure introduced by Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who is running for mayor.The language for proposal was submitted to the Los Angeles City Clerk on Friday, according to the Safer Streets L.A. campaign. The City Clerk and the City Attorney will review it before organizers are given the green light to collect the required 65,000 signatures to place it on the November ballot.The ballot measure calls for the mayor to submit a plan to achieve functional zero homelessness within three years, and if goals are not met, the salaries of the mayor, city attorney and Los Angeles City Council members would be reduced, according to the Safer Streets L.A. campaign.Once adequate levels of temporary emergency shelter are produced by the city, the ballot measure, if approved, would ban camping in all public areas. In the interim, camping would be banned within a 1,000-foot radius...
    Councilman Joe Buscaino introduced plans last fall for a controversial June ballot measure that would prohibit people from sleeping outdoors in public spaces in Los Angeles if they have turned down offers of shelter. When that effort flagged at the City Council, Buscaino said he would instead aim to place his “Safer and Cleaner L.A.” measure before voters in November. He launched that effort on Friday, submitting papers to the city clerk that, if approved, would allow him to begin gathering the nearly 65,000 valid voter signatures required. A draft version of the proposal largely reflected the plans Buscaino had previously laid out, including the controversial anti-camping provision and changes in city code that would give the mayor additional land-use authority during a declared state of emergency related to homelessness. But it includes one new eye-opening provision: Docking the pay of elected city leaders if they don’t make sufficient progress on homelessness. The approach has some precedent on the state level: California voters passed a proposition in 2010 that cuts off lawmakers’ pay if they fail to...
    Senator Joe Manchin has said that he doesn't know whether he will run for reelection when his term expires in 2024, as the moderate Democrat faces harsh criticism within his own party over his reluctance to back President Joe Biden's $1.85 trillion spending plan.  'I have no idea,' Manchin told West Virginia podcast Talkline on Friday when asked if he would run again in 2024. 'I'll make a decision after the 2022 election, November.' 'I wouldn't make a decision yet, I wouldn't make it now,' he added. 'Right now I'm trying to do everything I can to try to find some common sense and middle ground, and we all work together.' Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, has faced fury from the progressive wing of his party over his insistence on paring back elements of Biden's sprawling Build Back Better plan for social climate programs. Senator Joe Manchin has said that he doesn't know whether he will run for reelection when his term expires in 2024, and will decide after the midterms next year Manchin has faced protests from climate activists...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison have endorsed a ballot initiative that would abolish the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with with a new department of public safety. The two Democrats are supporting the proposal on the ballot November 2, which seeks to create a new department that employs a 'comprehensive public health approach' and licensed peace officers 'if necessary.'  The initiative would remove language in the city charter that requires Minneapolis to keep a police department with a minimum number of officers based on population.  The city would then create a new agency responsible for 'integrating' public safety functions 'into a comprehensive public health approach to safety.' The new agency could have police 'if necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the department.'  Rep. Omar, a member of the so-called Squad of left-wing House Democrats, argued in an op-ed on Tuesday that replacing the Minneapolis police department is necessary The new proposal would remove a reference to the police chief´s job from the city charter. Current Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo is seen above RELATED ARTICLES...
    GOING FOR the chop is something most women experiment with in their lives. Whether you've already tried it and decided it's not you, or you've been playing with the idea for a while, there's now a way to see if it would suit you before you get in the chair. 3Amy regularly posts skincare and hair care contentCredit: bondenavant/Instagram Self-confessed beauty-obsessed Instagram user, Amy Chang, shared the hack to her page bondenavant, and it has been viewed over three million times. On the video caption, Amy writes: "If you’re thinking about chopping off your hair, try this trick to see if it’ll look flattering. "Jawline/jaw angle is everyyyything and this is why my sister’s look was so transformative in her makeover video. "And it’s also why I always felt like short hair never looked right on me growing up." Amy said in the video: "Here's a really easy way to know if short hair will look good on you. "All you need is two pencils and a measuring tape." Most read in Hair & BeautyKEEP QUIET Royals 'quietly pleased'...
    'I can't resist it. Every time the sex is over, we both agree we must never do it again. Two weeks later, we're back there again.' 'He cheated, didn't pay for a thing and all my friends hated him and I put up with all of it for the sex. I still have sneaky sex with him and don't tell a soul.' J-Lo isn't the only one who never did stop thinking about her ex – almost two-thirds of married people agree their ex is on their mind far too often. Forty-three percent of single women in another study took it further than just thinking: they regularly had sex with ex-partners while looking for a new lover, along with 47 per cent of men. Just about all of us admit to having sex with an ex on at least one occasion. It's extremely common - but why is it so damn appealing? I asked people to tell me the reasons why they went back, even if the break-up was painful. The first is sheer laziness mixed with alcohol… J-Lo...
    In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. One of the best smart bracelets of 2021 is from Huawei and has a fairly low price, even more so now that it is on sale at Amazon Spain, practically touching the price of its main rival. Although smartwatches are an increasingly popular option, bracelets are still considerably cheaper, at least in most cases. With the Xiaomi Mi Band – the Mi Band 6 right now – clearly dominating the sector, there is room for other competitors, such as the Huawei Band 6. This Huawei smartband is now much cheaper than before, and it is that from the 59 euros that it usually costs it has gone to cost only 49.99 euros in Amazon Spain, so It stays closer than ever to the price it has right now if its main rival, the Mi Band, which remains stable at 40 euros. Activity tracker with a large 1.47-inch AMOLED FullView screen. It integrates blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) analysis and VO2Max monitoring to measure recovery rate after exercise. It...
    President Joe Biden on Sunday said he remained adamant about the need to create a pathway for US citizenship for so-called Dreamer immigrants, but it 'remains to be seen' if that will be part of a $3.5trillion budget measure. Biden, returning to the White House after spending the weekend at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, said that helping the Dreamers remained a priority. 'There must be a pathway to citizenship,' he said. Dreamers are immigrants brought to the United States as children who are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Currently there are approximately 650,000 people in the US being protected by DACA.  Joe Biden on Sunday spoke to reporters as he returned to the White House after a weekend spent in Delaware Biden, whose wife is returning from a trip to Tokyo to cheer on Team USA, was back at the White House on Sunday afternoon Democrats hope to provide legal status to some immigrants in the $3.5trillion budget reconciliation measure they plan to pass with a simple majority, but details...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal February 20, 2021 0 Comments Race and gender in hiring are two keys to financial success for top McDonald’s executives, according to the company as it sets its course for the future. A press release on the McDonald’s website says that part of the bonuses awarded to top company executives will be based upon their efforts to hire women and what the company terms “historically underrepresented groups” for top corporate positions. “Beginning in 2021, the Company is incorporating quantitative human capital management-related metrics to annual incentive compensation for its Executive Vice Presidents,” the company said. “In addition to the Company’s financial performance, executives will be measured on their ability to champion our core values, improve representation within leadership roles for both women and historically underrepresented groups, and create a strong culture of inclusion within the Company,” the company said. The company has clear goals. By the end of 2025, 35 percent of the people in jobs that are at the level of senior director and above will be from underrepresented groups. That metric was...
    “Yesterday (Wednesday) evening, I spent two hours on the phone with Xi Jinping without any interruption,” the White House’s new tenant from the Oval Office on Thursday showed his willingness to stand firm against Beijing. “If we do nothing, they will crush us,” he added, at the end of an unusually long exchange between the leaders of the two leading world powers. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Uyghur Muslim Minorities: According to the US executive, Joe Biden is sharper than Donald Trump on the important issues of the moment, expressing his “deep concerns” over the issue of human rights. And, surprisingly, the answer of the strongest in Beijing is firm. According to the Chinese state media, Xi urged his US envoy to clarify the issues under “China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” “The United States must respect China’s fundamental interests and act with caution,” they said. Since coming to power, Joe Biden and his team have repeatedly warned about the Uyghur issue. According to experts, more than a million of them are being held in political re-education camps in Xinjiang. This vast semi-desert...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate passed a resolution Wednesday intended to allow for remote voting if necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure next goes to the House, which hasn't organized a majority. The legislative session began Jan. 19. Senate Rules Chair Gary Stevens, a Kodiak Republican, said the measure would provide another tool to allow for legislative work to continue. “Nobody hopes we have to do it. ... But we needed to have something in place just in case that should happen,” he said. Legislative leaders before the start of the new session approved moving forward with plans to set up such a system. The project timeline called for 30 days to develop and up to one week to prepare the system for use. The measure would allow the Senate president or House speaker to authorize a lawmaker to attend a session by videoconference if the member is in quarantine or has contracted COVID-19 or when necessary to establish a quorum if the Legislature cannot physically meet due to the pandemic. When attendance by videoconference is authorized,...
    With emergency rooms overflowing at hospitals across California, many people are trying to manage their COVID-19 infections at home with a device that can be found in most pharmacies.The device, called a pulse oximeter, is placed on your finger to determine your oxygen saturation level.Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an ER specialist and CEO of Mend Urgent Care in Los Angeles, says the oxygenation level in the blood of an average person is anywhere from 95 to 100%."Under normal circumstances, if it dropped down to 90-92, we got concerned. With COVID patients, we've seen them drop into the low 80s.. That's critically low. And for critically ill patients we're seeing 65-70%. These are levels that we never would've even imagined before COVID," Cardillo said.Once a person's oxygen saturation levels dip below 90%, he says that's when doctors get worried and will hospitalize that individual."So we send people home with these or we have people purchase them to keep track of their own oxygen level and report to their clinicians what their numbers are... If it drops too low, we can get them...
    Rep. Jason CrowJason Crow'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack Overnight Defense: National Guard boosts DC presence ahead of inauguration | Lawmakers demand probes into troops' role in Capitol riot | Financial disclosures released for Biden Pentagon nominee Duckworth demands Pentagon investigate whether troops participated in Capitol riots MORE (D-Colo.) said Republicans he spoke with on Tuesday evening wept and told him they fear their personal safety as they weigh whether to vote in favor of impeachment of President TrumpDonald TrumpGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE this week.  "The majority of them are paralyzed with fear," Crow said Wednesday on MSNBC. "I had a lot of conversations with my Republican colleagues last night. A couple of them actually broke down in tears, saying that they are afraid for their lives if they vote for this impeachment." Crow, who did not name the lawmakers, said he told them "welcome to the club."  "That's...
    Mitch McConnell still hasn't said if he will hold a vote on upping direct checks to Americans to $2,000 as speculation mounts he could ignore Senator Bernie Sanders' threat to hold the Senate in session into the New Year if there is no vote. The Senate majority leader has two options after that the Democrat-controlled House voted Monday evening to pass the increased payments: Bring the measure to the floor for a vote and see what happens or force a New Year's Day vote. Sanders announced Monday that he will filibuster in the Senate, forcing the upper chamber to sit over the holiday and holding up a vote to override President Donald Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, which has veto-proof support. Separately, Trump finally signed the massive coronavirus relief and government funding package Sunday night – but sent back a line item version with several spending cuts and demanded the $600 checks for Americans be tripled to $2,000. The president does not have the power to line item veto per a Supreme Court ruling that it is...
    Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) has joined forces with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) in introducing a measure to strengthen the integrity of American elections, which would ultimately require states institute certain election procedures — including a ban on ballot harvesting and video surveillance of absentee ballot drop boxes — in order to qualify for funding under the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Kelly unveiled on Tuesday H.R. 8753, the Protect Election Integrity Act of 2020, which serves as the House companion piece to Hawley’s legislation in the Senate. The Pennsylvania lawmaker’s proposal would amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002, which provides funding to states “to improve election administration and replace outdated voting systems” and creates “minimum standards for states to follow in several key areas of election administration.” Kelly’s proposal would require states to adhere to “certain election procedures” to qualify for the funding. Those procedures include passing laws banning ballot harvesting, guaranteeing poll watcher access, and requiring ballot counting to begin when polls close and ensuring that it does not stop until all votes are counted, among other...
    By TRAVIS SVIHOVEC, The Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A constitutional measure on the Nov. 3 ballot lets North Dakota voters decide if changes should be made to the state Board of Higher Education, including nearly doubling the board’s size by adding seven members. At issue is whether a bigger board will better serve the state’s higher education institutions or if an expansion might instead bog it down. Eight members sit on the higher ed board. Constitutional Measure 1 if passed would increase that number to 15. State legislators and employees, elected officials, and employees of the 11 public colleges and universities under the board’s control would be prohibited from serving on the board. Members would serve six years instead of four and could be reappointed for a nonconsecutive second term, The Bismarck Tribune reported. The measure’s history dates to January 2018, when Gov. Doug Burgum formed a task force to examine the board’s workload and look for ways to better oversee the state’s higher ed institutions. The task force weighed several options, including three- and four-board models with...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A measure on the ballot this November would, if approved, allow students as young as 16 years old to vote in Oakland Unified School District school board elections. Passage of the measure would allow the Oakland City Council to adopt an ordinance allowing 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to vote for school board members. This election, there are about 261,000 registered voters in Oakland, all of whom can vote in school district elections. Currently about 4,800 teens also could vote if the measure had already passed. The teens make up less than 2 percent of the total number of voters, but students and advocates say they deserve representation. “Decisions that are made at the school board impact their education” and their futures, said Keith Brown, president of the Oakland Education Association, which represents teachers and staff in the school district and is supporting the measure. Brown is a social studies teacher who stresses the importance of voting. “As educators we want to prepare our students to take part in a democratic society, politics and civic engagement,”...
            by Scott McClallen  Michigan voters will see a proposal on the November 3 ballot asking if the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) should increase the spending allowance on recreational improvement projects each year. The NRTF, created in 1984, is a constitutionally restricted fund to develop and purchase public land using funds generated from interest and earnings on state-owned mineral rights programs. “The Michigan NRTF has served its original purpose well since its establishment nearly five decades ago,” Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan Township, said in a statement. “These reforms are timely to help ensure that today’s needs are better funded, which is why I support this ballot proposal to change the state constitution. We should be focused on taking better care of the attractions and assets we have, including our parks, trails and water access. This proposal will provide needed flexibility while allowing use of the funds for generations to come.” The funds’ board sets criteria for which projects get funding. Current law limits a maximum of 25% of NRTF funding spent on redevelopment or maintenance projects. Proposal...
    (AP) — He reduced the golf course to a pitch-and-putt with power that got everyone’s attention. That was John Daly at Crooked Stick in 1991 when he followed his caddie’s instructions — “Kill it!” — on his way to winning the PGA Championship. It was Tiger Woods at Augusta National in 1997, when he hit pitching wedge into a par 5 and won the Masters by 12 shots. Not to be forgotten is J.B. Holmes at the Phoenix Open in 2006. He hit 4-iron from 263 yards — back when a 263-yard shot over water to a par 5 was considered a risk — and finished with a tee shot that took bunkers, water, everything out of play. Fascination with the long ball is nothing new, and the hype gets even stronger when it leads to the lowest score. Bryson DeChambeau took that to another level last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Along with getting the result that matters — the trophy — he had some of the gaudiest numbers golf has ever seen, at least since the...
    The recession will scar Gen Z. And it will be even worse for Black youth Restaurant Chains Like T.G.I. Friday’s, And P.F. Changs Received Small Business Loans Column: The measure of DeChambeau is if anyone copies him © APWF Bryson DeChambeau pumps his fist after his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) He reduced the golf course to a pitch-and-putt with power that got everyone's attention. That was John Daly at Crooked Stick in 1991 when he followed his caddie's instructions - ''Kill it!'' - on his way to winning the PGA Championship. It was Tiger Woods at Augusta National in 1997, when he hit pitching wedge into a par 5 and won the Masters by 12 shots. Not to be forgotten is J.B. Holmes at the Phoenix Open in 2006. He hit 4-iron from 263 yards - back when a 263-yard shot over water to a par 5 was considered a risk - and...
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