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Oklahoma City federal jury finds three men guilty in online gambling racketeering conspiracy

were found guilty in Oklahoma City federal court of racketeering conspiracy, conducting an illegal gambling business and money laundering conspiracy. The men were convicted of conspiring to run an international online and phone gambling service in Panama ...

Local trio named to Indian All-State team

More than 100 nominations are received annually for the Oklahoma Indian All-State games ...
Soper; Hannah Goines, Panama; Shelbi Gordon, Woodland; Shanete Gravitt, Soper; Desarea Kemble, Indiahoma; Delaysha McCall, Tulsa East Central; Alivia Molina ...

Three Members of an Illegal International Gambling Enterprise Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

WASHINGTON—A federal jury in Oklahoma City today convicted two Texas men and a California ...
which ran Internet and telephone gambling services from Panama City, Panama. Legendz Sports took in more than $1 billon in illegal wagers, almost exclusively ...

Expect more traffic, police presence Memorial Day weekend

of Oklahoma. "My dad is coming back from England, so haven't seen the family in two years." "The boys are out of school and we decided to go before the Florida schools got out," said Jane Street, of Panama City. A Jacksonville couple timed their vacation ...

Hall of Famers will be inducted at graduation

In this position, Grimes served as the last JAG officer in Panama when the United States handed over their ...
Karcher and several University of Oklahoma professors and three Oklahoma City oilmen, successfully tested the reflection seismograph north ...

Gambling bust pays for area law enforcers

It began as a smaller gambling investigation targeting Albany County jail officers but spawned a larger probe into a cadre of gambling figures behind dozens of online betting sites, many based in Panama. FBI offices in Miami, Oklahoma and Boston ...

Eastern to host 43rd annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic

WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College will host the 43rd annual Kiamichi ...
Bobb Johnston of Panola will coach the South softball team. Chris Golihaire of Panama will coach the North baseball team, while Jordan Booth of Heavener will coach the ...

Tigers pull out opening win in regional; finish 18-13

Central opened its Class 2A regional baseball tournament Thursday, by knocking off a strong Oklahoma Union team, 10-9. Losses to No. 8 Wister and Panama then ended the No. 15 Tigers’ season with an 18-15 mark. Are you already a subscriber to the Sequoyah ...

Gov. Fallin Declares State Of Emergency For Sequoyah and LeFlore Counties

according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Davidson said five homes received minor flood damage and three homes were evacuated due to flooding. He said the Poteau River at Panama crested at 43.54 feet, which is the sixth highest stage in recorded history.

LeFlore County Roads Remain Closed

LeFlore County officials have declared a local state of emergency and have asked Oklahoma Governor Fallin to declare the county a disaster area. The Poteau River at Panama reached 43.54 feet deep which is the sixth highest stage in recorded history of the ...

Sugar bags and chequered flags – Final run to Panama City

Today saw us making it across our final mountain range of the trip, the jungle covered Serrania de Tabasara, passing over the dammed Rio Brazo de Mornito near the summit, before making our final decen…

Chinese Signs in Panama City, Panama

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R. The community of ethnic Chinese in Panama began to form in the latter half of the 19th century. The first group of Chinese labourers arrived in the…

Another Adventure in Panama

Another beautiful early morning in Paraiso, we all awoke anxious for another adventure. After scarfing down some cereal and cinnamon buns, which were actually quite delicious, we headed out to our des…

LHM Course “God reveals” develops in Panama

We thank the Lord for the tools and resources that are of benefit to the spiritual growth of believers. As it is the God revealed Course (on Christian Faith course)  that has provided by Lutheran Hour…

Shopping in Panama’s Chinatown

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Empathetic and Respectful Drug Rehab in Panama

Empathetic and Respectful Drug Rehab in Panama Here's a new slogan for you. One day at a time, you can get and stay sober and emotionally healthy. CONTACT:Serenity Vista Retreat, Panama15100 Jaramill…

Bruce Chen Considering Pitching In Panama League This Coming Winter

The story of Bruce Chen as a player in the majors ended Monday, however, has left the door open to continue writing memorable episodes in their land.  (Translated) Panama America

Enel Green Power's First Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant in Panama Brought Online

Enel Green Power has completed and connected to the grid Chiriquí, its first photovoltaic plant in Panama. The solar facility is located 400 km west of Panama City, 90 km away from Enel Green Power’…

Dia de las Trenzas (Day of the Braids) in Panama!

Image Credit: Pink Sherbet Photography Source License I came across this at work today and had to share! Each year, in Panama, the third Monday in May is “Dia de las Trenzas”, or “Day of the Bra…

Pride in Panama: Gay guide to Panama

LGBT welcome to Panama! It is our pleasure to be your tour operator in Panama. Our goal is to make every minute of your stay enjoyable and help you to get to know our country’s charms and natural beau…


The situation of health coverage in in PANAMA OKLAHOMA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



Campaign in PANAMA OKLAHOMA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


Having a vegetarian diet in PANAMA OKLAHOMA

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.


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