Press release: Record high levels of severe obesity found in year 6 children

first_imgThis week, PHE met with major trade bodies, retailers, manufacturers, out of home sector businesses – including takeaways, cafes and pubs – and public health NGOs, to discuss the next phase of the calorie reduction programme.The second chapter of the government’s childhood obesity plan was published in June 2018 and includes mandatory calorie labelling in the out of home sector, a restriction on price promotions on unhealthy foods and a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children.Steve Brine, Public Health Minister said: the proportion of overweight and obese children in reception year (aged 4 to 5) has remained stable at 22.4% (equal to 136,586 children) PHE published Sugar reduction: report on first year progress in May 2018. for year 6 children, it is 34.3% (equal to 197,888 children) compared to 31.6% in 2006 to 2007 in year 6 it is 26.8% in the most deprived areas, compared to 11.7% in the least deprived areas Background Children with excess weight are more likely to suffer from poor self-esteem, bullying and stigma in childhood. They are also more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, increasing their risk of preventable illnesses including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.PHE’s Change4Life campaigns help millions of families to make healthier choices through meal swap suggestions and the Food Scanner app, which reveals the sugar, salt and fat in foods and drinks. Change4Life also supports schools to embed healthier habits into everyday school life.Eustace De Sousa, national lead for children at PHE, said: PHE published Trends in children’s body mass index between 2006 to 2007 and 2016 to 2017 in July 2018. Public Health England press office in the most deprived areas, 12.8% of children in reception year are obese, compared to 5.7% in the least deprived areas These figures are a stark reminder that addressing childhood obesity is everyone’s problem. We owe it to current and future generations to act now. Everyone – from the food industry to local councils – should play their part, but families can also make positive changes with help from Change4Life. Wellington House 133-155 Waterloo RoadLondonSE1 8UG PHE published Calorie reduction: the scope and ambition for action in March 2018. PHE published Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2 in June 2018. in both age groups, severe obesity is 4 times higher in deprived areas Email [email protected] These continuing high rates of childhood obesity, combined with widening health inequalities, highlight why government is taking bold steps to tackle this crisis. This threat to our children’s health has been decades in the making – we’re moving in the right direction but reversing it will not happen overnight. Latest NCMP data is published by NHS Digital. Severe obesity is BMI on or above the 99.6th percentile for a child’s age and sex. Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at PHE, said: New data published today show the rate of severe obesity among year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) has increased by more than a third since 2006 to 2007 to 4.2%, its highest rate ever.The latest data from the national child measurement programme (NCMP), overseen by Public Health England (PHE), also shows stubborn inequalities persist, with obesity in the poorest areas more than double that of the richest areas.This highlights the importance of the government’s steps to tackle childhood obesity. The most important aspects of these are overseen by PHE, including its challenge to the food industry to reduce 20% of sugar and calories in everyday foods consumed regularly by children.The NCMP provides the most comprehensive picture of the state of childhood obesity for the 2017 to 2018 school year in England. It found: Telephone 020 7654 8400 Obesity is a problem that has been decades in the making – one that will take significant effort across government, schools, families and wider society to address. We cannot expect to see a reversal in trends overnight – but we have been clear that we are willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country. We have already removed tonnes of sugar from children’s diets through the sugar tax, which has funded vital school sports and breakfast programmes, and this summer we announced the second chapter of our childhood obesity strategy with a series of bold plans to halve childhood obesity by 2030. Out of hours 020 8200 4400last_img read more

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Malaysian FA apologise over Benayoun abuse

first_imgThe Malaysian Football Association have apologised to Chelsea following the Blues’ complaint over anti-semitic abuse directed at Yossi Benayoun.But the Malaysian FA also sought to play down the booing of the Israeli midfielder, who was barracked by the crowd every time he touched ball during a recent pre-season friendly in Kuala Lumpur.A statement issued by the governing body read: “From our initial observations, if such an incident took place, it would have involved a small section of spectators at the match and this surely does not reflect the feelings of the majority of fans in this football-loving country.AdChoices广告“The FA of Malaysia would like to strongly register that we do not condone any form of racism in football.“If such an incident did happen, we would like to apologise to the player concerned, and also to Chelsea FC.”Chelsea initially dismissed suggestions that the booing of their player – one of the few Israelis to have played in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country that does not recognise Israel – was anti-semitic.But after reviewing the match, they decided to lodge a complaint.last_img read more

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MLAX : Still perfect, SU heads to Princeton

first_img Comments Despite its perfect record, Syracuse’s season has been marred by imperfection. The Orange has flirted with a loss several times, but somehow manages to pull out win after win.But as the second half of the season progresses, merely scraping by might not cut it. SU needs a more complete effort. And fast.‘For us to be winning is still a good thing,’ head coach John Desko said. ‘But I’d like to put 60 minutes together. We’ve been getting everybody’s best game. We need to play 60 minutes of lacrosse, and I think we’re capable of doing that and we can get better.’As No. 1 Syracuse (8-0, 2-0 Big East) heads to Princeton (2-5, 1-2 Ivy) on Saturday, it’s going to look to do something it hasn’t quite been able to do yet. And that’s to put together a complete game of scoring, rather than going on a run early on and slowing down for the rest of the game. Too often, Syracuse has let teams back into the game as the 60 minutes progresses.Against Duke, SU scored six goals in the first quarter, but mustered only seven more for the rest of the game. That allowed Duke to keep getting closer and get within striking distance to tie the game. The Blue Devils scored five straight goals in the fourth period, while the Orange never found the back of the net during that time. It took only two shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s not one specific deficiency that led to this trend, although there have been some mental mistakes. With five minutes left against Duke, JoJo Marasco attacked the goal rather than keeping possession and dishing it off to someone else to run clock. His shot deflected off the post of the goal, and Duke took over.The Blue Devils got two chances on offense as a result of the poor decision by Marasco and scored one goal.‘It’s just all around, things we need to work on,’ Marasco said. ‘We should be able to do some of those things and cut down on some of those problems.’If Syracuse does cut down on those problems, its chances of putting together a complete game would get even better. Especially with SU’s second midfield line slowly starting to produce more. Steve Ianzito and Bobby Eilers both scored in the first quarter against Duke.At the start of the year, the second midfield line was a major concern. The group consistently failed to put the ball on frame, let alone in the back of the net. That lack of production led to more time on the field for the first line, which led to fatigue late in games. Desko said from the start that he wasn’t concerned, knowing that as the season went on, his second midfield line would begin to produce. And lately it has.Much of the increased scoring out of the second midfield line has to do with a switch of offenses. At the start of the season, Syracuse went more with the 100 offense, which is a freelance, run-and-gun style. That opened the door for turnovers and sloppy play.So to change that, the Orange increasingly implemented the 300 offense instead. That style of offense employs set plays and puts midfielders at certain spots. With more organization, it has allowed the second-line midfielders to know exactly where they need to be.It also leads to longer possessions, which give the defense a break. And with longer possessions come more opportunities to score.‘We get the ball around, everyone touches it,’ Ianzito said. ‘We get a good feel for the offense. We get comfortable with what we’re doing before we do it.’Going forward, that second line is going to be key for Syracuse. When Desko takes his first line off the field to give it some rest, the Orange needs to continue to get offensive production to keep up the scoring over the whole game.But despite some of the offensive struggles, SU continues to win. Its head coach knows a complete performance is still possible. And so does Marasco. It’s just a matter of being able to put it all together in a game. From start to finish consistently score the ball and make smart decisions.‘We’re working on it and we’re going to get it done,’ Marasco said. ‘When we had problems scoring, it was a matter of time before we broke out. It’s the same thing with all 60 minutes.’[email protected] Published on April 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Nelson’s Pat Price selected to B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame

first_imgThe worst kept secret is now official as the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2014 was announced Thursday.And on the list is Nelson Minor Hockey grad Pat Price.”This is absolutely fantastic,” Price said moments after leaving the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame press conference at Rogers Arena in Nelson. “It’s always something you aspire to be recognized and to be selected to a Hall of Fame you can’t ask for anything more than that.””My dad always told me it’s not what you take but what you leave behind quite frankly,” Price added.Price a former defenceman in both the NHL and WHA, is joined by Vancouver Canuck great Kirk McLean and hockey executive Bill Ennos, a former UBC Thunderbird and Vancouver Nat junior.The 2003-04 Memorial Cup champion Kelowna Rockets, led by Shea Weber, were named to the Hall in the team category.Price, drafted first overall in 1974 by Vancouver Blazers of the World Hockey Association and 11th overall in the 1975 NHL draft by New York Islanders, played 726 total NHL games, scoring 43 goals and 218 assists before retiring in 1988.He is the fourth person from the Nelson area to be selected to the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame, joining ex-NHLers Danny Gare and Greg Adams as well former hockey coach Ernie Gare Sr.The induction ceremonies will take place July 25 in Penticton.last_img read more

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Businesswoman robbed of raw gold, cash

first_imgA businesswoman is now left counting her losses after she was attacked and robbed of some $2.4 million worth of raw gold and cash in the vicinity of the Botanical Gardens, Regent and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown on Monday.Navita Novais, 46, left her Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home at about 10:00h on Monday using a taxi. According to reports, the woman had some $360,000 along with the raw gold stashed in her handbag.She travelled to Georgetown with the 23-year-old taxi driver known to her and conducted business after which she proceeded to the Gardens to meet her husband.While waiting, a gunshot was heard, and a lone gunman approached her. The shot shattered the motorcar’s windshield. The bandit demanded that the woman hand over her valuables, to with Novais complied.The perpetrator then jumped onto an awaiting motorcycle and he and his accomplice made good their escape.The matter was reported but no one has been arrested.last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: U-14 RESULTS

first_imgRed Hughs 9-06 Glenfin 4-03Aodh Ruadh 5-04 Four Masters 3-05Downings 5-05 Termon 5-05 MacCumhaills 3-09 Convoy 2-00MIlford beat GlenswillyGaoth Dobhair won against DungloeSt Eunan’s v Letterkenny Gaels – Gaels unable to field a team.   LADIES FOOTBALL: U-14 RESULTS was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal LGFAU-14 resultslast_img

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Klopp doesn’t want Chelsea job

first_imgBorussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says he would not be interested in taking over as Chelsea manager.Klopp has been touted as a strong contender for the Stamford Bridge hotseat along with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.But he told Sky: “I can turn them down straight away. I will not be moving there.“I do think it is cool that I am being named in the same breath as Mourinho and Guardiola.“That is enough for me – that is already a personal triumph. But I am not available, sorry.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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South Africans to be returned

first_imgFamily members of deceased South Africans during the arrival of the first mortal remains. (Image: Flickr)The bodies of the remaining 11 South Africans who were killed when the building in which they were staying collapsed are to be fetched from Nigeria and finally brought home.A South African National Defence Force C130 aircraft with a repatriation team left for Lagos on 2 February to collect the mortal remains of those who have been positively identified. The plane is expected to return the bodies to Air Force Base Waterkloof, in Tshwane, on 4 February.The long wait for these families, friends and communities is expected to be over finally. The bodies will be transported from the air force base to the nearest government mortuaries, and government social workers will be in continuous communication with the bereaved families.DISASTER STRIKESNearly five months ago, on 12 September 2014, 85 South African citizens died when a multi-storey guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos collapsed. A total of 150 people died in the disaster. The victims were staying in the guesthouse while on a spiritual sojourn. It was one of the biggest disasters to befall democratic South Africa.The South African government ensured the safe return of 25 injured South Africans, and has been working with the Nigerian authorities to repatriate the remains of the deceased. President Jacob Zuma also appointed an inter-ministerial committee to oversee the government’s response to the disaster.The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure led technical planning for the identification and repatriation of the injured and the deceased South Africans. All 25 of the injured have been discharged from hospital.Victim identification was completed on 74 of the dead, and the bodies were repatriated. They were handed to their families at an official ceremony on 16 November 2014. However, the bodies of 11 South Africans had not been positively identified and could not be repatriated.Over the past two months, the government has been working to identify the remaining bodies and retrieve them. Fresh DNA samples were collected from the 11 families for further verification tests.The South African government has encouraged anyone in need to make use of its freely available grief counselling services. For counselling, the bereaved can call the toll-free number of the Social Development Department on 0800 428 428, or they can send a “Please call me” text message to *120*7867# and a professional counsellor will call them back.last_img read more

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The 5 Tenets of Capturing Good B-Roll for Your Documentary

first_imgDocumentary filmmaking can be tricky. Follow these five tenets of capturing good B-roll to help streamline your next project.When you’re first starting out as a documentary filmmaker, it makes sense to shoot, shoot, and shoot some more. You want to record everything because everything feels important — or at least like it could be important. You’re never really sure, so you want to capture it anyway.In the early days of documentary filmmaking, when filmmakers shot documentaries on expensive film stock, coverage had to be much more intentional. However, in the digital age, it’s easier to fill up card after card and simply delete footage and reformat cards when you decide you don’t need something.However, as you grow as a documentary filmmaker, you may find yourself being more selective with your footage — perhaps a little more classically minded regarding what’s worth your time. And more importantly, perhaps you’ll even be a little more intentional about how you capture it.In this article, I’m going to focus on five tenets one should keep in mind when shooting documentary B-roll.1. Record Quality FootageThe first tenet has to do with the decisions you need to make before you even head out to shoot. What camera, lenses, and gear are you going to use? Unless you’re working with archival footage (or footage someone else already recorded), making good gear choices before you set out will improve the quality of your footage.Find the best camera for the job — preferably one that you’re familiar with. Do you research early. What shooting conditions can you expect? What are your preferences when you’re out in the field? Do you have time to work with different primes or will you need to stick with one or two zooms?There is no shortage of great camera options, so try out several until you find the best one for you — then practice, practice, practice.2. Lighting and CompositionImage via Dario Lo Presti.This is a two-part tenet. First, as a documentary filmmaker, you should have some good cinematography and DP instincts. Much like a narrative or commercial DP, you need to be constantly aware of lighting and other variables. If you’re shooting in dark or less-than-ideal situations, and there’s little you can do to affect the light, you’ll have to be creative and pragmatic about how you shoot by looking for angles and natural light that will yield the best possible composition.The other part you should consider is how your subject (or subjects) appears. Light is one thing, but how do they look? Are you capturing real emotions and moments that represent the look you want? Always put your subject in shots that maximize the environment and their place in it (and in your composition).3. Advance a NarrativeTo make good compositional decisions, always shoot to advance your documentary’s narrative. What story are you trying to tell? Who is your subject, and what is the interest? If you’re showing someone up against the world, how does each shot contribute to that story?The more you can do during pre-production to define the narrative the better. But once you’re out in it, every shot and every decision should be about the narrative. Make notes between B-roll shoots so you’ll have some direction the next time you shoot.4. World-building with CinematographyImage via welcomia.Outside of advancing a narrative, good documentary B-roll helps build a world. You won’t always be shooting B-roll footage of your subject(s) in action. A lot of documentary B-roll is a mix of scene setting and exposition, as well as thematic close-ups or people, places, and things.Creating a style guide during pre-production for the types of shots you’d like to use to build your filmic world is invaluable. Before you shoot, think about the shots and colors you want to capture. Is your story warm or cold, bright or dark?5. Maximizing Usable FootageThe final tenet applies to those run-and-gun documentary moments when all hell is breaking loose but you still need to capture something. On documentary shoots, things often go wrong — cameras break, batteries die, you’re caught in the rain, or you don’t even have your camera with you.It’s during those challenging moments when you have to capture footage by any means necessary that you often get some of your most important shots. In those make-or-break situations, the other tenets go out the window, and you have to focus on getting the best — most usable — footage possible.I could go on and on about editing tricks to save footage, but it has to be usable in the first place. And while you don’t want to shoot poor-quality footage throughout, if you do have something salvageable, you can make it work in small moments or scenes when you need to. But the most important thing is to get the shot.Cover image via guruXOX.For more documentary filmmaking articles, check out some of these selections below.The 5 Best Places to Pitch Your Documentary Film ProjectsThe 6 Types of Documentary FilmsHow To Find the Right Subject for Your DocumentaryDon’t Blink: A New Age of Micro-Documentary Filmmaking is Dawning7 Reasons You Should “Script” Your Documentary Projectslast_img read more

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Commissioner Adam Silver suggests knockout-style NBA tournament

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES “If they and their teams don’t really want to play an exciting All-Star Game, we’ve got to come up with a new concept,” Silver said.A knockout tournament could let the NBA sustain record television revenues with a reduced schedule and give teams a new prize to seek, even though stars might not get as much of a break.The NBA has had an 82-game schedule since the 1967-68 campaign.“As a league we may need to revisit the number of games we play,” Silver said. “Maybe that’s too many games.”Silver also looks to Europe for models on US gambling, which is growing after the Supreme Court allowed states to legalize sports betting.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “In international soccer, they play for different cups throughout the year,” Silver said in wide-ranging comments about the NBA. “I’ve said to our teams, maybe we should shorten the number of games and play a tournament during the season.“I’m only saying we have to look at other concepts.”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, logisticsThe NBA All-Star Game once offered greater national and leaguewide exposure and a rare uniting of greats in an era before US Olympic NBA squads and communications that allow anyone to watch any team from anywhere.But with teams and players wary of injuries in an exhibition, the game has evolved into a highlight show of dunks and shotmaking. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Mark Barroca ‘miracle shot’ puts Magnolia on brink of ending San Miguel’s PH Cup reign DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “They have much better controls than we do,” Silver said. “I think we’re better off with a (national) framework. I think it’s better being transparent, regulated and controlled.”Silver wants an “integrity fee” from businesses that will profit off NBA betting, considering it adds a new dimension to the challenge the league has of safeguarding the integrity of results.“They are now imposing a set of requirements on us and expect us to control the product,” Silver said. “As a business matter, yes, I think we should share in the profits.”NBA averages: $8 mil, 7 yearsThe average NBA player made $8 million this season and has a seven-year career, Silver said, adding that top-salaried NBA All-Stars average 13-14 seasons in their careers.“You should be set for life,” Silver said, noting the NBA helps with pension plans, counseling and health insurance for every NBA player.More top US players seeking careers overseas are turning to China than Europe to develop their skills, Silver said.“More top players are making better money in China now than in Europe,” he said, noting that in European hoops hotbeds Greece, Italy and Spain: “The economics are not that great.”Silver compares the NBA’s huge China fan base to US sports fans taking greater interest in European football telecasts, saying, “They want to see the best.”Controversial social media comments by such NBA stars as LeBron James and Stephen Curry don’t worry Silver, who wants league players to be true to themselves. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I don’t encourage them to be controversial. I encourage them to be genuine about their views,” Silver said. “These are multi-dimensional people. Social media allows them to show who they really are.”More 3-pointers no worryNBA teams play to 93 percent arena capacity, Silver said, a sign of strength with Forbes magazine in February valuing the average NBA club at a record $1.9 billion.Concerns over teams deliberately losing games to boost their chances at a high NBA Draft pick don’t worry Silver, who notes clubs that deal away top players for salary cap room are likely to lose more often.“To me, ‘tanking’ suggests the coaches and players are in on it,” Silver said. “The euphemism is ‘rebuilding.’ It’s a legitimate way to say to players, ‘We’ll get better.’ It’s clear some teams still think it’s better to go through a rebuilding program.”He doesn’t see the rise in 3-pointers as a worry, saying it rewards players who work harder to become more accurate shooters.“It has opened up the game in many ways to players who weren’t as physical,” he said. “If you have aspects of the game where you’re rewarded for how much effort you’re putting in, that’s good.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses the state of the NBA and professional sports with Economic Club President David Rubenstein during and event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at the Capitol Hilton on May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson/Getty Images/AFPBorrowing from European football, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday his league should look at replacing the All-Star Game with an in-season knockout-style tournament and a shorter season schedule.The 57-year-old sports supremo, who has spent more than five years running the $9 billion league, told The Economic Club of Washington the move could create new excitement and solve some headaches.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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