Diet (nutrition)

5 Apr

In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.[1] Dietary habits are the habitual decisions an individual or culture makes when choosing what foods to eat. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy.

Proper nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and food energy in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity. It can define cultures and play a role in religion.

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Imagination Tech shipments hit by smartphone slowdown

8 Mar

Imagination Technologies has downgraded its forecast for shipments of chips containing its graphics and video technology because of lower than expected sales of top-end smartphones.

Shares in the British group, the technology of which is used in Apple’s iPhone, fell to a three-week low after it updated the market on Thursday. They were trading down 8.3 percent at 172.2 pence by 1222 GMT (7:22 ET), the biggest faller on the mid-cap index.

FinnCap analyst Lorne Daniel said the future looks increasingly bleak for Imagination, which is competing against bigger rivals such as ARM, Qualcomm, Intel and Nvidia.

“Our real concern is that we only see the scenario deteriorating further as Imagination lacks the cash and scale to match its key rivals in ferociously competitive CPU and GPU(central and graphics processing) markets,” she said.

Imagination said it expected its partners to ship between 520 million and 550 million units this year, excluding the impact of its acquisition of MIPS technology in 2012, down from its previous forecast of 580-630 million.

The company said it has not been helped by its lower market share in cheaper smartphones, which has been the best-performing part of the market, but it hopes to gain share in that segment in the latter part of its next financial year.

In the short term, however, it also downgraded expectations for licensing revenue for the year to Apr. 30 to between 35 million pounds and 40 million pounds ($59-67 million), from 38-43 million pounds, to reflect the timing of deals in its final quarter. ($1 = 0.5977 British Pounds)

Milos accommodation

30 Jun

Milos Greece is a fabulous island that is warm and welcoming to visitors. The island sees tourists from all over the world every year and has a vast array of beaches, hotels, restaurants and bars just waiting to be enjoyed.

milos map

The history of Milos, Greece can be dated back thousands of years and is rich and varied. Many new visitors to the island may not realise that this is where the Venus of Milos was discovered in 1820 buried on land where the village of Tripiti now stands. It was found by a young farmer who was searching the ruins there with a French naval officer. When both parts were uncovered the statue was bought very cheaply. It now has a permanent home at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Milos is a popular tourist destination that still retains its own sense of tradition. It is not overly commercialized like other popular holiday spots in the area, and therefore manages to remain as authentic as possible while still providing holiday makers the comforts and amenities they desire. Milos hotels are for every budget. Sure you will find that one that fits your demands.

It is possible to travel to Milos all year round as there are flights daily from Athens to the Milos airport. There are also several ferries which operate from the Athens port of Piraeus. Although the weather is not as good in the winter months it is still a great time to visit as there are little to no tourists and the whole island is peaceful and quiet.

There are several, very popular beaches on Milos Island, some of which are fairly isolated and can only be accessed by boat. Many of them have shallow waters which make them perfect for families with small children. A nice beach for families and children is Achivadolimni beach, located in the south part of Milos Bay, 6 km away from Adamas. Other popular beaches in Milos (which are over 70 around the island) are Provatas, Firiplaka, Tsigrado, Sarakiniko, Kleftiko, Fyropotamos, Alogomandra and many others which you may explore while you are on the island.

Firopotamos Milos sarakiniko Milos Tsigrado

There is also no shortage of things to do and see on the island. Milos, Greece was once a rich mining island and there is now a museum open that explains all about the miners and the geology of the island. A trip to Tripiti village is also worth it for history lovers because as well as being famous for the Venus of Milos there are also windmills, catacombs and an ancient theatre to explore.

You can enjoy a beautiful sunset from Plaka. It is possible to make an evening of it, enjoy drinks and a meal at one of the delightful tavernas in Plaka and watch as the sun sets on the horizon. It also helps to create the right ambience for a romantic meal shared by loved ones.

For those who want to be a little more active then off several beaches it is possible to wind-surf. Anyone who refers more land based activities can enjoy horseback riding and hiking between villages. You can enjoy shopping for souvenirs and gifts and pick up a few local handicrafts, or sit in a taverna with a coffee and watch the world go by.

Milos Greece truly has something for everyone, whether it is boat trips, scuba diving or snorkelling every day of your holiday can be as active as you please.

For complete list of Milos hotels, apartments, rooms and to compare prices  visit:  Hotels in Milos, Greece

Vacation In Greece

26 Feb

One of the Europe south countries and one of the smallest ones is Greece. It is located between Turkey and Italy. It is very small in size, however it is considered one of the best vacation destinations, that is why millions of visitors choose to travel to Greece each year. One could travel for many reasons to Greece – like history, sights – but Greek sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, nightlife and entertainment are nowhere else to be found. Greece features a vast number of islands, between 1,200 and 6,000, however 227 of which are inhabited. The largest and most popular one is Crete, followed in size by Euboea, Rhodes and Lesbos.

Greek Islands are grouped into clusters:

  • Cyclades (Some of the most famous and popular islands: SantoriniMykonosNaxos and AmorgosMilos, Paros and Andros are just few of them)
  • North Aegean islands (Samos, Hios, Ikaria, Fournoi, Oinousses, Psara, Lesbos, Agios Efstratios and Limnos)
  • Dodecanese (Astypalea, Halki, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Leros, Lipsi, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi, Tilos)
  • Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros)
  • Ionian Islands (Corfu (Kerkyra), Zakynthos (Zante), Ithaca, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Paxoi and Kythira)

Greece is also a country with great history. There are numerous if ancient sites such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, or the sacred temple of Delphi, Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic Games, ruins of Knossos on the island of Crete. Huge numbers of tourists travel to Greece every year to visit them. The climate of Greece is primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. During the seasonal period of summer in Greece, the average temperature is about 25°C in June, 28°C in July and 31°C in August, not to mention that sometimes heat waves are also a part of the summer season. On the islands and on the coast it is not so hot, cause of the breezes. In Greece – a traditional tourist country – visitors will find a huge selection of hotels and accommodation available. Rooms, studios, apartments to let, villas, traditional mansions, hotels of all categories. We have information of over 8000 hotels around Greece and Greek islands. Visitors to Greece will find a huge selection of hotels and accommodation available including hotels of all categories, rooms, studios and apartments to let, as well as other accommodation such as villas and traditional mansions. We have information for over 6000 hotels operating around Greece in order to help you to make your vacation in Greece holidays that you will never forget.

Navagio-beach greek-beach

naxos-beach greece

Source: Vacation In Greece

Planning your own funeral

16 Nov

Article source: http://www.free-onlinememorials.com/planning-your-own-funeral.aspx

Death may be the hardest issue to deal with and it is common wisdmon how painfull it is when dealing with someone you love death. The even more cold truth is that everything in life costs money funerals included. In face can range anywhere from five thousand dollars ($5,320 according to Fay Spano spokeswoman for the National Funeral Directors Association) all the way up to twenty thousand dollars.

 

There are situations in life that affect you for your entire life. Every time I deal with death I cant forget to remember a dear friend of mine when he told me about how his mother did the arrangements for her own funeral and how she told him about it. “I would like to talk to you about my funeral” that is how she began telling him about it. At that time he was about twenty five (25) years old. They sat together and – like he told me – they had the most intimate conversation they ever had. There are thousands of stories like this one, however it is not the common fact. Perhaps, one day, planning your funeral will be counted as a sensible thing to do. No matter it might be wise to be prepaired and know the common issues regarding planning your own funeral. So let us take a look at the things to consider:

  • How do you feel about burial or cremation? Does your religion have specific rules or rituals? In some religions cremation is otu of the question, while in others you might have to be on record as a member before denomination’s clergy can officiate.
  • Casket or container for ashes? In some religions burning is out of the question. Moreover the range of costs differs. From a $30 disposable plastic urn to a purchased vault in a columbarium to many thousands of dollars for a custom-made wood or metal casket.
  • What sort of funeral service or memorial gathering, if any, appeals to you? Think back to services you’ve attended, location, officiants and speakers. If you have ideas for music, favorite flowers, suggested memorial donations and published obituaries, record those too.
  • Do you have money set aside? Do you have access to funds specific for funerals?
  • Do you want a physical memorial marker? In those are stones for graves, urns, plaques, public benches, public planting materials imprinted with your name included.

 

Looking for birth Mom

16 Nov

Article source: http://www.i-am-adopted.com/Articles/looking-for-birth-mom.aspx

More and more “birth mom” is becoming widely known. It states a woman whose child has been placed for adoption. However it is also known as a woman who is making an adoption plan and has not yet relinquished her parental rights.

In recent years there were changes which have influenced the field of adoption and the way adopted people search for their birth parents (also called first parents). There is new legislation in some States that permits access to birth information. However there is also great infromation available throught the Internet that can make search easier and some aspects of the search process faster. One such service is Finding Birth Parents.

There are many reasons why a adopted person is looking for birth mom, such as general family information: looking to find names of birth relatives family traits and personalities: finding out how relatives look and act medical history information: information about genetic diseases circumstances of the adoption: knowing why they were placed for adoption

No matter how you try to search you have to be prepared emotionally and psychologicaly for the search process and for what you will find out. And before ypu try ways like hiring a professional searcher, registering with reunion registries, doing research in State adoption records, feel free to join Birth Mother Search and search for your birth parents.