LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Edinburgh Rugby squad to play Cardiff Blues in round four of the Heineken Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday 16 December (kick-off 8pm)Mike Blair,Tom Brown,Sean Cox,Geoff Cross,Nick De Luca,David Denton,Ross Ford,Grant Gilchrist,Jack Gilding,Phil Godman,Roddy Grant,Allan Jacobsen,Lee Jones,James King,Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN,Steven Lawrie,Harry Leonard,Esteban Lozada,Stuart McInally,Chris Paterson,Ross RennieMatt Scott,Netani Talei,Jim Thompson,Kyle Traynor,Tim VisserNot available through injury: Ben Cairns (knee) Andrew Kelly (knee), Alan MacDonald (shoulder) James King (C) and the rest of the Edinburgh team look on in disappoinment after losing to Cardiff last weekEdinburgh Rugby are just two days from what head coach Michael Bradley has described as the biggest match of the club’s season at Murrayfield this Friday (kick-off 8pm).Two wins from three in Heineken Cup Pool 2 puts the capital club three points behind this weekend’s opponents, who leapfrogged Edinburgh into the Pool’s top spot in the match’s reverse fixture last Friday (25-8).Now, with home advantage, the capital club have the chance to redress the Pool positions, with a win capable of restoring Edinburgh to the top spot with two matches remaining – Racing Metro away followed by London Irish at Murrayfield.The last Heineken Cup game at Murrayfield saw a season high attendance roar on the capital club to secure a bonus-point win over Racing Metro (48-47), with Bradley relishing the prospect – and profile – of the big match.He said: “It’s fantastic to be in this position in the group going into round 4, at home, in the Heineken Cup.“This Friday will be a massive occasion for everyone involved in the club because victory could put us back in the driving seat of this Pool. It’s definitely our biggest match of the season so far. It will be a huge challenge. Cardiff have an excellent record against us and showed that they can put points on the board when given the narrowest of opportunities. “At this level the margins are extremely tight, with one advantage on our side being our support on the night. Our supporters have been central to our success on a number of occasions, none more so than against Racing Metro, so hopefully they’ll be a crucial factor in deciding the result of the game once again.”Bradley today named an extended 26-man squad for the crucial encounter which includes captain Greig Laidlaw who is set to make his 100th competitive appearance for the capital club.Bradley added: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Greig [Laidlaw] who is an extremely committed individual. He’s an exceptional captain and leader and it’s tremendous that he is one of the many top-class players who will be staying at the club until 2014.” CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 09: James King (C) of Edinburgh looks on dejectedly as his team head for a 8-25 defeat during the Heineken Cup Pool Two match between Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh at the Cardiff City Stadium on December 9, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia 8 COMMENTS TAGSInspiration Previous articleMortgage rates dip to lowest of the yearNext articleGood morning Apopka…enjoy the sunrise on the seashore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm Yes, I can understand Ms Chen’s comment. Smells are powerful in bringing up memories. I actually agree with her for it brings back memories of my childhood. The smell of mink musk is another one that conjures memories. I remember the smell of mama’s cooking, that was wonderful. And how about the distinctive odor of puppy breath? Yes, the olfactory senses are powerful when it comes to triggering memories. And by the way, as hard as she tried she was not always successful in keeping me on the straight and narrow. We used to have a lot of striped skunks here in central Florida but they are quite rare now. You have a nice day now and may you be anointed by our friend Mephitis Mephitis soon. Charles Towne Reply Reply Mama Mia charles towne charles towne Reply InspirationBy Charles TowneIt’s expected of us!Farmer Smith owned that there farm on the hill up on Grange Hall Road. Yeah, you know the one. He raised hogs and I’m here to tell you, them porcine critters stunk up the place so bad folks could smell the Smith farm some time before they could see it.Yeah, it’s just the nature of hogs to smell bad. Why I guess it could be said it’s expected of them!And while we’re talking about stink, sin comes to mind, and come to think of it, sin has to smell a whole lot worse than hog stink to God. And while we are talking about stink, the time I tangled with that there skunk comes to mind.I am here to tell you, skunk stink is stink that don’t wash off real easy. I came home expecting some sympathy after that skunk sprayed me the way he did, but what I was expecting, and what I got were two different things, and sympathy wasn’t one of them. Mama made me strip down to my birthday suit and told me to bury my clothes, and then she threw a bar of yellow ley soap out into the yard and told me to go to the river and wash and keep on washing until that smell was diminished some. I scrubbed so long and so hard I think I scrubbed off some of my freckles!I was lucky because it was summer and mama wasn’t about to let me back into the house smelling the way I did. She threw an old blanket on the porch and set a plate of food next to it, and that is where I slept and ate for the next few days. By the time that episode was passed I felt like that old mangy cur dog that hung around the place.I guess you could say that when it comes right down to it its the nature of skunks to stink, and the nature of sinners to sin, at least until they get acquainted with Jesus, and then we began to smell a whole lot better, I guess you could say its expected of us, praise the Lord!Live fully,Love openly,Love God, and make a difference, today. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Now Mama Mia, don’t hurt my feelings, that is my favorite men’s smelly stuff! May 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Please enter your name here Mephitis Mephitis??? Wow, your mama had a heck of a time keeping up with you, and keeping you on a straight path and out of trouble, didn’t she? I watch “The Talk” tv show a lot, and Julie Chen, one of the hosts of the program, actually reveal one day on the show, that she actually LOVED the skunk smell. I couldn’t believe it! No way, not Julie Chen, the lady of Chinese descent. She said that when she was a child, they would drive to upstate NY, and she would smell the skunk smell while there, and whenever she smells that smell now, as an adult, it would remind her of her wonderful trips as a child to upstate NY. ??????? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply Mama Mia Mephitis is the scientific name for the striped skunk He is really a sweet little stinker. charles towne charles towne You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia May 21, 2017 at 11:28 am I seriously wonder if that essence of skunk is used for the base in the manufacturing of the men’s cologne named “Trump”???…… LMAO Reply May 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm May 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm May 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm May 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Dear Mama Mia, what so many folks don’t realize is that all of the manufacturers that create those lovely perfumes you mentioned most likely used essence of skunk as a base. Therefore, each time you take a little dab behind your ear you have the lowly skunk to thank for that lasting aroma that stinks so nice and that you love so well. Thanks, but no thanks. You and Julie Chen can have all the stinky ole skunk smells you want and love, not me….. I prefer Faith Hill, Red Door, Giorgio of Beverly Hills, and Opium.
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The University Park Health Center launched its Nutrition Series 2009 Monday, an effort to set itself apart from other nutritional programs by focusing on specific healthy food choices for students on campus,The series, an attempt to steer students away from just counting calories, will be presented to students as interactive seminars at various locations on campus throughout this semester. Each seminar will be focused on a separate topic, such as the best foods for midterms and finals or food choices for athletes.According to Patrice Barber, a registered dietitian at the health center who will be conducting the seminars, the goal of the series is to show students a simpler way to make decisions about food on campus.“I would love to see students get basic, sound nutrition information and leave with confidence and excitement to put it into action in their lives,” Barber said.Barber, who worked for USC Hospitality for eight years, said her experience there allowed her to learn about students’ interests and accumulate ideas for the program so that it can address their concerns.She added that the specificity of the program sets it apart from other nutritional initiatives aimed at students, because it explains to them exactly how to deal with food choices, rather than general nutritional information about food ideals.“You leave knowing what to eat. What students are after is what to eat right now,” Barber said. “You can pick up a book to read how many calories are in a gram of fat.”The first session, titled “Beyond Pizza: Eating Well at EVK and Parkside,” to be held at the Lyon Center Monday, will include a discussion about what to choose from the array of menu options at the two dining halls. More broadly, it will also attempt to teach students how to handle environments in which they are bombarded with food options.According to Barber, a key aspect of the sessions is to include interactive exercises in which students are shown healthier choices out of samples of common food items and to teach them to contend with their body images.“We are surrounded by very indulgent food, and we’re also surrounded by messages of what our bodies are supposed to look like,” she said. “[At the sessions] we are going to talk about bodyawareness and the role nutrition plays in it.”For some nutritional experts, though, the usefulness of the programs is that it educates students about decisions they will be making all their life, rather than having them change their minds on the spot.Robert Girandola, an associate professor in kinesiology who teaches a course on nutrition and exercise and a freshman seminar on body image, believes the program will be helpful because it targets students at ages where they should learn to make healthy choices.“In terms of maintaining health, the two key factors are exercise, or the lack thereof, and good diet. From 18 to 24, you should be at the best possible health in your life. After that, it is downhill,” he said.Girandola believes students need to learn not to deprive themselves of their favorite foods, but need to make sure they do not live entirely on them.Roger Clemens, an adjunct professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences and an expert in nutrition and the food industry, said learning to eat healthy would be beneficial for students in the long run, because it helps reduce personal costs, government costs and the general social burden of maintaining society’s health.“It is important for everyone to make wiser choices,” Clemens said. “Improved food selection now will certainly improve health for later in life. Food selection is a lifetime investment.”According to some students, though the aim of the nutritional campaign is positive, it will not necessarily cause people to change their mind.Monet Hendricks, a freshman majoring in theatre, said she thinks the potential impact of the program is limited by the fact that eating habits are generally learned long before college.“It would be beneficial for people who are set on changing their eating habits,” Hendricks said. “But for people who already know their eating habits, it would probably not be as beneficial.”Hendricks added that people sometimes take the easier route even if they knew the food wasn’t healthy.“Just because there is ice cream [at Parkside Restaurant], doesn’t mean you have to have ice cream.”Kimberly Wong, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, believes that students have to make the personal choice to eat healthy even if they know what foods are good for them.“The program is a good idea even if it does not work for everyone,” Wong said.