Sunday 19 September 2010 10:09 pm World’s 500 biggest firms guilty of carbon footprints THE WORLD’S 500 largest companies are responsible for more than 10 per cent of global emissions, new research by the Carbon Disclosure Project has found.Figures show that the world’s largest businesses contribute 11 per cent of global emissions.Roughly 65 per cent of these companies have implemented carbon emission reduction targets but a meagre 19 per cent have made significant reductions.The report, written by PricewaterhouseCoopers, said that nine out of ten commercial companies cite climate change initiatives as presenting future opportunities for business.Meanwhile, almost half of the world’s largest businesses have inserted climate change schemes into their business strategies.Siemens, Phillips, Royal Bank of Scotland and Bayer were amongst the top performers in the report for moving the closest to achieving carbon reduction targets. They also disclosed the largest amount of information regarding carbon reduction plans.Other large companies to contribute to the report, included Tesco, BT, BSkyB and Shell.The annual carbon report is funded by over 500 banks and institutional investors. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp
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Regions: US Finance 9th July 2018 | By contenteditor Sportradar brings in investors with North American focus Sportradar has welcomed new North American investors as it bids to expand in the region AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Sports betting Sportradar has taken a huge step towards expanding its business in the North American market by unveiling Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV as new investors this (Monday) afternoon.TCV and CPPIB, through its CPP Investment Board Europe subsidiary, will acquire a minority stake in Sportradar, which operates Betradar, a provider of data, content and streaming services to the betting industry.TCV and CCPIB will acquire the stake from private equity firm EQT and certain minority shareholders, but Sportradar founder and CEO Carsten Koerl will retain control of the company.The transaction, which is expected to close in the final quarter of 2018, values Sportradar at €2.1bn ($2.4bn).A Sportradar source told iGamingBusiness.com that the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn a federal ban on sports betting had been a “major motivation” behind the timing of the deal.However, the source added that Sportradar’s new strategic partners would also help the company to strengthen its position in Europe and Asia, given their areas of expertise.“CPPIB and TCV are both known for extensive global tech experience and a track record for working alongside innovative management teams to help achieve their long-term vision,” Koerl said.“Having two new investors with a strong North American footprint is ideal given our increasing focus and expanding operations in the US, as the sports industry evolves to meet the expectations of today’s sports fans. Sportradar will continue to develop best-in-class, integrity and technology- driven services as we expand into new market segments, and we’re excited to have such a strong team behind us.”Additional existing shareholders include Revolution Growth, Ted Leonsis, Michael Jordan, and Mark Cuban.Leonsis, Revolution’s co-founder and partner, said: “Sportradar’s vision for how the world will use this data has made them the most influential sports data and information company in the world and they are well-positioned for expansion in the US market given the recent decision by the Supreme Court to legalise sports betting.”Sportradar serves as the official partner of three of North America’s four established major leagues – basketball’s NBA, American football’s NFL and ice hockey’s NHL.Other partners include the Nascar North American stock-car racing series, as well as the Fifa and Uefa global and European football governing bodies. Sportradar also distributes audiovisual content for Major League Baseball.Since EQT’s investment in 2012, Sportradar’s revenue has increased at a rate of approximately 40 per cent annually, through “organic and acquisition-based growth”.The company now monitors and delivers insights from more than 400,000 matches per year across 60 sports categories. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has urged the country’s government to bring forward the introduction of mandatory identification checks for slot machines at retail outlets. Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has urged the country’s government to bring forward the introduction of mandatory identification checks for slot machines at retail outlets.The revised Finnish Lotteries Act will make verification checks compulsory at retail venues from 2023, but Veikkuas has called for the Act to be amended so that identification checks are mandatory from the start of next year.Veikkaus last month said that it would introduce the measure at its own Feel Vegas and Pelaamo arcades from January 2021, as part of an effort to clamp down on underage gambling.“We want to build a gaming environment where even people having trouble with controlling their gaming are looked after,” Veikkaus’ senior vice president for channels and sales, Jari Heino, said. “We are constantly designing new solutions to facilitate gaming control.“Compulsory authentication will offer us many new opportunities in this respect, and we will continue working on the implementation of these opportunities and developing them further.”Veikkaus will also call for the current maximum loss limit for online games to be expanded in order to cover retail slot machines, with Heino saying this should be implemented from the end of June next year.Online players cannot lose more than €1,000 a day or €2,000 a month, but these limits were temporarily lowered by the Finnish Ministry of the Interior in April to help protect players during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Until the end of September this year, the monthly loss limit has been reduced to €500, while the maximum daily loss per player is also currently set at €500. The rules apply to online slots, bingo, instant win games and table games, excluding poker.“The reforms will enable us to prevent money laundering and underage gaming even better than before,” Heino said.Veikkaus has announced a number of other measures to help tackle problem gambling, including withdrawing more slot machines from its retail network than originally planned.The monopoly had planned to take 3,500 machines offline by the end of 2020, but increased this commitment to 8,000, meaning that by the start of 2021, it will have reduced its overall retail slots network by 40% compared to January 2020.Earlier this week, Veikkaus published the results of a new survey that showed a slight decline in problem gambling in the country. Some 2.3% of the population – around 95,000 people – is estimated to have a gambling problem, according to the study carried out by Taloustutkimus.Veikkaus said it remains committed to tackling problem gambling by introducing new player protection measures and reducing its slot network, despite last week revealing that it profit in 2020 could fall by as much as €300m.The estimate came after the monopoly report a 28.1% year-on-year decline in gross revenue and 33.6% drop in profit for the first half of the year. Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Veikkaus proposes early introduction of verification measures Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots 27th August 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEngen Botswana Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a petroleum company which markets and distributes fuel and lubricants through a network of retail outlets in Botswana. The company has a national footprint with approximately 1 500 service and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, including 600 filling stations which have an onsite convenience shop. The company also has interests in property management and letting. Engen Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Petroleum Investment Holdings Limited.
Top QuotesScott Johnson: “We took our opportunities and they didn’t take theirs. That was the sole difference. My neck was getting sore from looking down one end of the pitch. We had a massive penalty count against us and a massive territory against us and lost a sin-bin as well, but we fought.”Kelly Brown: “We are a side that will always fight and scrap and if a team is going to get anything off us we are going to make them work very, very hard for it.”Jamie Heaslip: “We held onto the ball for long phases and it’s disappointing that we couldn’t come away with any points. It’s another close game, another missed opportunity.” Try: Craig Gilroy Pen: Paddy Jackson Star manScotland lock Jim Hamilton had an immense game, ruling the lineout, getting up a head of steam in attack and grafting in defence. As Scotland coach Scott Johnson says: “He does things awkwardly. He is not everyone’s cup of tea in Scotland but luckily the coaching staff drink coffee.”Geoff Cross also earned plaudits from his coach and captain for his role in making the scrummage a strength for Scotland. Key momentIreland spent the whole game wasting chances but were still in the hunt in stoppage time, trailing by just four points. Scotland conceded a penalty at a scrum close to their own line and Ireland ran it, but Luke Marshall was unable to gather a high ball as they swept towards the line and that was the last act of a frustrating day for Ireland, and the beginning of some noisy Scottish celebrations. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Keith Earls – Switched from centre in the last game to wing in this, Earls was an attacking threat and had Scotland scrambling to cover his breaksColdJamie Heaslip – He was Ireland’s joint top-tackler with five, but his leadership skills must be called into question as he instructed Paddy Jackson to kick for territory rather than the posts on several occasions, which meant Ireland did not turn their pressure into points. Kelly Brown and his team celebrate their nail-biting win over Ireland at MurrayfieldBy Katie Field at MurrayfieldIn a nutshellLAST TIME Scotland won two Six Nations matches on the bounce, Greig Laidlaw was 15 years old. That was in 2001, since when Scotland have only won more than one match in a Six Nations season three times, most recently in 2006. But all those gloomy memories were cast aside as Laidlaw kicked four penalties to sneak a hard-fought victory over an Ireland side that had enough chances to win this match twice over, but butchered them. Add this win to the victory over Italy two weeks ago, and Scotland have a reason to celebrate.Scotland scrummaged strongly and won the lineout contest, but it was Ireland who were making the line breaks and creating the chances. However, the Scots’ scramble defence kept the visitors at bay and they had the heart to battle on, even when they were down to 14 men after Ryan Grant was sin-binned in the first quarter.Craig Gilroy crashes over for Ireland’s tryIreland had almost all the territory and possession in the first half but shunned a couple of kickable penalties and so didn’t trouble the scorers until the 35thminute, when Paddy Jackson finally opened his Test rugby account with a penalty. The visitors added a Craig Gilroy try soon after the break, but Scotland gradually got a grip on the game as referee Wayne Barnes started penalising Ireland at the breakdowns.Laidlaw made the chances count and Scotland took the lead for the first time after 63 minutes when he slotted his third penalty. Ireland were not about to surrender and they made Scotland fight to the death, but with their supporters roaring them on, the Scots prevailed. StatsIreland had 77% of the territory and 71% of possession and forced Scotland to concede 16 penalties to their own 13. The visitors also won 106 rucks and mauls compared to Scotland’s 29 – in fact the only areas Scotland came out on top were the lineout, where they stole three from Ireland, and the final scoreboard! ScorersScotlandPens: Greig Laidlaw 4Ireland Lions watch – HotJim Hamilton – The giant Scot made a real nuisance of himself and Ireland must have been glad to see him replaced for the final ten minutes.Man of the Match Jim Hamilton claims a lineout for ScotlandLuke Marshall – Ireland’s debutant centre cut through the Scotland line on several occasions and was the joint top-tackler for the visitors. He made a couple of errors but it was still a bright start to his Test career.Kelly Brown – Another immense performance from the Scotland skipper, putting in crucial tackles and making cool-headed decisions which enabled his team to make the most of their chances.Sean O’Brien – The Ireland flanker was a force at the breakdown and was prominent in open play, making 22 carries.
Histórica sesión conjunta le permite a obispos y diputados conocer a los nominados a la primacía Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Lloyd Allen, obispo de la Diócesis de Honduras, dirige la oración de apertura el 24 de junio durante la histórica sesión conjunta de la Cámara de Obispos y la Cámara de Diputados para encontrarse con los cuatro obispos nominados a la elección del 27º. obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal. Allen es miembro del Comité de Nominaciones Conjunto para la Elección del Obispo Primado. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Los cuatro obispos nominados [para la elección] del 27º. obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal participaron en una primera sesión de este género para que tanto los obispos como los diputados oyeran a los nominados.Thomas Breidenthal, obispo de la Diócesis de Ohio Sur; Michael Curry, obispo de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte; Ian Douglas, obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut y Dabney Smith, obispo de la Diócesis del Suroeste de la Florida, pasaron casi tres horas respondiendo preguntas y haciendo declaraciones de apertura y de clausura.“El comité cree que el obispo primado deberá dirigir, amar e inspirar al pueblo en una época en que tanto la incertidumbre como la oportunidad definen el momento”, dijo Sally Johnson, copresidente del Comité de Nominaciones Conjunto para la Elección del Obispo Primado.La sesión tuvo por objeto ayudar a obispos y diputados a discernir quién de los cuatro obispos es la persona que proporcione esa triple respuesta al llamado de Dios y de la Iglesia.Cada nominado fue presentado por medio de un breve vídeo informal que cada uno de ellos hizo valiéndose de un aparato digital, después de lo cual cada uno tenía tres minutos para hablarles a los reunidos en persona y vía webcast. Los nominados respondieron luego a preguntas del comité, de los obispos, los diputados y los suplentes a la Convención General y de miembros de las congregaciones episcopales.Johnson dijo que el comité sintetizó 186 preguntas en ocho categorías con cinco preguntas en cada grupo. Las categorías fueron asuntos de liderazgo; asuntos de teología y liturgia; asuntos basados en la fe; asuntos de reconciliación; asuntos de homosexualidad, bisexualidad y transexualidad; asuntos de desinversión; asuntos espirituales y de cuidado personal y asuntos de estructura. Los obispos tuvieron conocimiento de estas categorías con antelación, pero no de las preguntas específicas, según Ed Konieczny, obispo de la Diócesis de Oklahoma y copresidente del comité.Los cuatro obispos extrajeron de un tazón papelitos de colores numerados durante cada ronda de preguntas y les hacían una de las cinco preguntas de esa categoría. No todos los nominados extrajeron todas las preguntas en todas las categorías. Las preguntas las hicieron miembros del comité de nominaciones desde el pleno de la Cámara de Diputados, y cada una comenzaba con esta fórmula: Sr. Obispo, la Iglesia quiere preguntar…”La primera pregunta para cada obispo fue específica sobre la visión que cada nominado eligió en los materiales que se publicaron el 1 de mayo. Ese material se encuentra aquí.A Breidenthal le preguntaron de qué manera, tal como él había dicho, le daría lugar a las personas que estaban en una trayectoria de fe, pero que no habían encontrado un lugar en la Iglesia Episcopal. Él replicó que la Iglesia tenía que dejar de preguntarse cómo atraer a más personas porque esa era una pregunta equivocada.En lugar de eso, dijo, los episcopales deben entender que son llamados al mundo, donde pueden estar en “auténtica y santa conversación” con aquellas personas que todavía no han encontrado un lugar en la Iglesia —y estar dispuestos a aprender de ellas.Y, si bien los episcopales se enorgullecen con todo derecho de sostener sólidas relaciones entre sí, la firmeza de esos vínculos a veces significa que hay poco espacio para otros, incluso para Jesús, dijo él. Cuando los episcopales se sienten cómodos contándose mutuamente “historias de nuestra fe, historia de nuestra duda” ese espacio se abrirá y enseñará a la gente a ver a Cristo en el extraño.Curry había dicho que el obispo primado debe ser un director ejecutivo de dos tipos: un director ejecutivo y un director de evangelización. Le preguntaron cómo desempeñaría las responsabilidades fiduciarias, legales y corporativas de un director ejecutivo al tiempo de ser también director de evangelización. Curry dijo que él encontraría “la gente mejor y más capaz” para dirigir la organización, pero advirtió que sólo contar con las personas “que saben contar y saben invertir y saben llevar los libros no es suficiente”.“Debería de haber una razón para hacerlo”, dijo, explicando que la razón es posibilitarle el testimonio a Jesús, que debe ser el centro en torno al cual se construye la estructura de la Iglesia.Douglas había dicho que él quería alentar a los episcopales a descubrir y participar en lo que Dios está haciendo en el mundo y en sus barrios. “Creo en un Dios que está vivo, un Dios que ciertamente sale al encuentro de los que están tan necesitados de restauración y de integridad y de nueva vida”, dijo cuando le pidieron que se explicara mejor durante la sesión.Este Dios invita a las personas, por virtud de su bautismo, a participar de esa restauración. “Es en el mundo que somos llamados a ser fieles a la nueva vida de Dios en Cristo. Así pues, es en nuestro barrio donde encontramos, celebramos y hacemos realidad esa acción restauradora de Dios que es tan necesaria”, apuntó. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC A Smith le preguntaron respecto a su deseo de buscar una reconciliación que pudieran mantener a la Iglesia Episcopal como “una gran carpa desde el punto de vista teológico” sin perder “las ganancias pastorales y teológicas que se hicieron en años recientes”.Él le dijo a la sesión que procuraría perseguir ese objetivo como obispo primado siendo un “constructor de puentes, un constructor de confianza, compartiendo la responsabilidad, siendo constantemente una fuente de aliento para reconocer que Dios me ha llamado a ser evangelista y pastor y a procurar la reconciliación que el mundo constantemente necesita, a mantenerme siempre conectado con las personas que se sientan en los bancos”.Dijo que quiere ser capaz de trabajar en “asuntos cambiantes” en diócesis y congregaciones, y en relaciones en la Comunión Anglicana y en la Iglesia Episcopal “de manera que podamos transitar juntos en el amor de Jesús”.El Rdo. David Jackson, miembro del comité y proveniente de Hawái, fue el moderador de la sesión.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori se sentó en la sección de visitantes a un lado del salón para escuchar la sesión.El resto del proceso de elecciónLos cuatro nombres serán formalmente presentados a la Convención General durante una sesión conjunta el 26 de junio, el día antes del fijado para la elección por la Cámara de Obispos del 27º. obispo Presidente y Primado.El 27 de junio, los obispos se reunirán en la eucaristía de la Convención a las 9:30 A.M., hora local, en el Centro de Convenciones de Salt Palace. Luego de eso, los obispos con asiento, voz y voto abordarán unos autobuses para viajar hasta la catedral de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Cathedral], donde tendrá lugar la elección en un contexto de oración y reflexión.Una vez que la elección haya tenido lugar, Jefferts Schori enviará una delegación a Jennings para informarla del nombre del obispo que ha resultado electo. Jennings referirá el nombre al comité legislativo para la confirmación del Obispo Primado de la Cámara de Diputados, sin anunciar el nombre al pleno de la Cámara. El Comité legislativo hará una recomendación a la Cámara de Diputados de confirmar o no confirmar la elección, y la Cámara de Diputados votará inmediatamente sobre la recomendación. Jennings luego nombrará una delegación de diputados para notificarle a la Cámara de Obispos de la decisión tomada y el obispo primado electo irá entonces a la Cámara de Diputados.No se permite ninguna comunicación procedente de la Cámara de Obispos durante la elección y hasta que la confirmación se reciba.El obispo primado electo predicará en la eucaristía de clausura de la Convención el 3 de julio y Jefferts Schori presidirá. El período de nuevo años del obispo primado electo comienza a partir del 1 de noviembre de 2015.El Obispo Presidente y Primado es pastor principal de la Iglesia, y preside el Consejo Ejecutivo y la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Please enter your email address here TAGSCircadian RhythmCOVID-19Immune SystemThe Conversation Previous articleCash-strapped Florida hospitals face furloughs as COVID-19 peak nearsNext articleLatest Apopka COVID-19 update from Mayor Nelson Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Try to get outside during daylight to set your circadian rhythms.LordRunar /Getty Images Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear The answer to boosting your immunity may lie in simple steps you can take to maintain a robust circadian rhythm by developing and following a daily routine.By Satchin Panda, Professor of Regulatory Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Adjunct Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at UCSD, University of California San Diego | The Conversation Social distancing and washing hands have become the frontline in the fight against COVID-19, but there is another powerfully protective resource immediately available to all: your circadian rhythm.Every cell in your body has a sense of time. wildpixel / Getty ImagesWhile isolation and hygiene are effective in reducing the chance of infection, they do little to increase our resilience to the virus so that we suffer less and recover faster. In addition, the stress and worry caused by current trends – school and business closures, self-quarantines and mandates to stay at home – don’t help. The strains on our physical and psychological health can leave us even more vulnerable to viruses and other health issues. The answer to boosting your immunity may lie in simple steps you can take to maintain a robust circadian rhythm by developing and following a daily routine.I head a lab that researches circadian rhythms, the daily cycles of bodily functions that form the foundation of good health. These body clocks, found in nearly every organ of the body and part of the brain, are central and vital to a properly functioning immune system. A synchronized circadian rhythm in the lungs, heart, kidney and brain ensures that the processes in our body go as planned while the immune system can effectively fight and defeat a virus. When the timing systems in the human body are desynchronized, essential organs are compromised, reducing the potency of your immune system. Circadian disruption dampens your immune system and makes a virus harder to defeat.Sleep is the most critical factor for maintaining circadian rhythms.Tetra Images / GettyImagesHow do we maintain a robust circadian rhythm?The answer is as simple as developing a daily routine and sticking to it consistently.Circadian rhythm in the brain is synchronized to the outside world by light and darkness. Circadian rhythms in the rest of the body are synchronized by when we eat. We can maintain a healthy circadian rhythm by the following simple practices: sleep, eating time, daylight exposure, exercise and stress management.Sleep is the most profound predictor of a healthy circadian rhythm. When we disturb our sleep, it has effects beyond our brain. Studies have shown that chronically sleep-deprived animals and humans have weaker immune systems, making it easier for even mild infections and viruses to gain entry to the body and cause more damage or even death. Therefore, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is a powerful strategy to maintain better immunity.Sleep researchers suggest babies and toddlers may sleep as much as 12 hours each day; children and teenagers should spend nine hours in bed; and adults should try to be in bed for eight hours. Dimming light for two to three hours before bedtime and taking a bath before bed will help you to get a good night’s sleep. A bedtime bath also cleanses our body and may wash off any virus that might have stuck to our skin.Try to avoid those midnight snacks.Carlina Teteris / Getty ImagesWhen we eat can nurture or torture our rhythmsWhen we are not asleep, we tend to snack or eat. Studies show that nearly 50% of adults are likely to eat over a 15-hour window or longer. Shift workers who work early morning, evening or overnight sleep and try to catch up with regular life during off-days.This erratic scheduling may lead to an even worse eating schedule because of the nature of their work. However, you don’t have to be a shift worker to live like one.Such large eating windows disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm and weaken organs, including the gut, liver, muscle, heart, kidney and lungs, making it harder to fight an infection. Conversely, animal and human studies are increasingly showing that eating food and beverages within an 8- to 12-hour window reduces disease and infection risk and improves brain and body health. This style of eating is referred to as time-restricted eating or intermittent fasting.Light up your mood and dim down before sleepFinally, light and darkness play a crucial role in the brain’s circadian rhythm and brain health. Being outdoors and in daylight for at least 30 minutes each day is a great way to synchronize your brain clock with the outside world. It also reduces depression and anxiety and increases alertness.In the current climate of hunkering down, staying home and rarely venturing out, not having access to daylight may increase the risk of depression and other mood disorders. Also of note: The UV portion of sunlight is a disinfectant. Just 30 minutes of UV light on clothing may kill bacteria and viruses that may be attached to the exterior of our clothes.When it becomes dark outside, reducing exposure to bright indoor light for two to three hours before bed will help you sleep.An ideal routineWe can incorporate these insights into our daily routine to maintain sleep, eating time, light schedule, exercise and strategies to stay positive to profoundly help millions of people who are now stuck at home or have minimal incentive to go out. My lab has developed a research app, myCircadianClock, to guide people how to monitor and optimize their own circadian rhythms.A simple plan for adults would include the following:Sleep: Aim to spend eight hours in bed each night to allow at least seven hours of sleep. This allows the brain to rest, detoxify and rejuvenate. Teenagers and children older than the age of 10 should try to be in bed for nine to 12 hours each night.Diet: Eat within an 8- to 10-hour window of time each day. Note the time you ingest your first calories of the day (beverage or food) and plan on taking your last calories of that day 10 hours later. Make sure that the last calories are consumed two to three hours before bedtime. Such time-restricted eating can be enhanced by being combined with home-cooked healthy food to sustain healthy gut, liver, heart, lung, kidney and immune function. Time-restricted eating may also help shed some extra weight and manage blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol.Light: Spend at least 30 minutes outdoors during daylight hours to reduce depression, increase alertness and improve mood.Keep in touch with friends and family to prevent isolation and depression.fstop123 / Getty ImagesStress management: Social distancing can be social isolation, which can lead to increased stress, depression and difficulty in falling asleep. Spend more time with the people you live with and get in touch with your faraway family and friends over video chat. Keep your mind busy with positive thoughts, read some books you wanted to read for a long time, make new music playlists, play some board games or do puzzles. Avoid too much TV and depressing news.Exercise: Don’t forget to get some exercise. For those of you who feel you are physically less active, try to get in some steps. Walk around the neighborhood, do some simple strength exercise at home. Turn on some music and dance. If you can, get outside for a walk or hike. Try to do your intense exercise in the afternoon when the muscle clock can give you the most benefit of exercise.The exact time when each family goes to bed, eats, exercises, explores the outdoors or socializes depends on where they live and what other constraints they may have. But it takes only a week to develop and follow such a plan. By the second week, you may begin to see the benefits of healthy circadian rhythms.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
The e-Learning Foundation is seeking applications to its latest round of funding designed to help disadvantaged children have access to technology for their studies at home as well as at school.While schools are better equipped with technology than ever before, the variation in the quality of learning that takes place in the home is considerable.Valerie Thompson, Chief Executive of the e-Learning Foundation, said: “There is something in this year’s grants round for everyone, from new schools launching a programme for the first time to schools who have already made good progress in equipping their pupils with the resources they need, and wanting to extend that to yet more pupils and, for the first time, for schools to nominate individual pupils for support who fall outside all the existing programmes.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 September 2009 | News 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New grants for schools for home-linked e-learning projects Tagged with: Funding To apply for an e-Learning Foundation grant, schools must be affiliated to the Foundation. Schools who are not affiliated, and do not fall within the scope of the local e-Learning Foundations in Birmingham, Lambeth and Berkshire, should contact the e-Learning Foundation for details.Schools looking to apply for a grant should note that they will be required to address the issue of connectivity. Having a computer at home, but not being able to go online will leave the child at a disadvantage in terms of their studies.The deadline for applications is 5pm on October 12 2009.www.e-learningfoundation.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.