ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh remains unsatisfied with what happened before the Wolverines’ game at Michigan State on Saturday afternoon.There was an incident between the Spartans and some Wolverines’ players during MSU’s pregame walk across the field. Harbaugh and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio continue to go at each other in response.Michigan State released a statement on Monday afternoon, claiming that Michigan’s players shouldn’t have been on the field during the pregame walk.Harbaugh claims Michigan State is not being truthful in its statement. He is calling for the Big Ten to get involved.Michigan’s head coach wants an investigation.“That is not (true),” Harbaugh said of Michigan State’s claims. “There’s a conflict in the explanations. It should be investigated, and I look forward to seeing the outcome of that.”Harbaugh went after Dantonio during his Monday afternoon press conference and he was asked about everything again on Monday night.“You know all my feelings,” Harbaugh said. “You know what I think. That was putting it mildly.”The Michigan-Michigan State game in 2019 should be pretty, pretty good.
Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year across the globe, a study has found. The study estimated that roughly one in seven cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough fruit and one in 12 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough vegetables. Low fruit intake resulted in nearly 1.8 million cardiovascular deaths in 2010, while low vegetable intake resulted in one million deaths, researchers said. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveOverall, the toll of suboptimal fruit intake was almost double that of vegetables. The impacts were most acute in countries with the lowest average intakes of fruits and vegetables. “Fruits and vegetables are a modifiable component of diet that can impact preventable deaths globally,” said Victoria Miller, a postdoctoral researcher at Tufts University in the US. “Our findings indicate the need for population-based efforts to increase fruit and vegetable consumption throughout the world,” Miller said. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back painFruits and vegetables are good sources of fibre, potassium, antioxidants and phenolics, which have been shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. People who eat more of these foods also are less likely to be overweight or obese, lowering their risk of cardiovascular disease. “Global nutrition priorities have traditionally focused on providing sufficient calories, vitamin supplementation and reducing additives like salt and sugar,” said Dariush Mozaffarian, from the Tufts University. “These findings indicate a need to expand the focus to increasing availability and consumption of protective foods like fruits, vegetables and legumes – a positive message with tremendous potential for improving global health,” said Mozaffarian. Based on dietary guidelines and studies of cardiovascular risk factors, the researchers defined optimal fruit intake as 300 grammes per day, equivalent to roughly two small apples. Optimal intake of vegetables, including legumes, was defined as 400 grammes per day, equivalent to about three cups of raw carrots. The researchers estimated average national intakes of fruit and vegetables from diet surveys and food availability data representing 113 countries (about 82 per cent of the world’s population), then combined this information with data on causes of death in each country and data on the cardiovascular risk associated with inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption. Based on data from 2010, the scientists estimated that suboptimal fruit consumption results in nearly 1.3 million deaths from stroke and more than 520,000 deaths from coronary heart disease each year. Suboptimal vegetable consumption was estimated to result in about 200,000 deaths from stroke and more than 800,000 deaths from coronary heart disease. The impact of inadequate fruit and vegetable intake was greatest in countries with the lowest fruit and vegetable consumption. Countries in South Asia, East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa had low fruit intake and high rates of associated stroke deaths. Countries in Central Asia and Oceania had low vegetable intake and high rates of associated coronary heart disease. By age group, suboptimal fruit and vegetable intake had the greatest perceived proportional impact on cardiovascular disease deaths among younger adults. By gender, suboptimal fruit and vegetable intake had the greatest proportional impact on cardiovascular disease deaths in men, likely because women tend to eat more fruits and vegetables, Miller noted.
T.C. Mani, coordinator of the Kootamaippu, said the Sri Lankan Government had not taken any steps to punish its soldiers involved and added that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has to set up an international tribunal to punish those soldiers who were involved in war crimes. A large number of people participated in a protest staged in Tamil Nadu on Sunday demanding that the Indian Government pass a resolution seeking to try the Sri Lankan Army in the International Criminal Court for war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils, The Hindu newspaper reported.Volunteers of Eezha Tamizhar Vazhuvurimai Kootamaippu and several social organisations supporting the Sri Lankan Tamils participated. He said the Sri Lankan Government had been delaying the setting up of an internal tribunal to try the soldiers for war crimesSo the Indian government had to take a note from the Tamil Nadu government, which passed a resolution in the Assembly seeking an international probe, he added. (Colombo Gazette)