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Terror list potential hang-up to US ties: Cuban diplomat

Jacobson expressed optimism at the end of the talks that relations could be formally restored by the Summit of the Americas in Panama April 10-11 ...
"In a scenario of that nature one could say: 'OK, relations are restored' and the opening of the embassies ...

Basketball: Oklahoma Basketball Regionals Tip Off Today

Regional basketball tournaments for Oklahoma schools from 2A to 4A tip off today across ...
The Howe Lady Lions (24-1) won their district last week, defeating Panama 67-24. Braden Dorsey had 23 points and Morgan Hillebrand added 10. Pocola’s girls ...

International swing can be a challenge for rookies

“Walking up to Hotel El Panama, I was thinking ...
Gibson is a native of Australia, but he played collegiately at Oklahoma Christian University (graduating in 2008), and he competed internationally for the past few years before earning his ...

Rapist identified by tattoo of ex-girlfriend’s name on his penis

An Oklahoma man was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl after he was identified by a tattoo on his genitals. 27-year-old Brandon Lee Aaron was arrested in Panama, Oklahoma after he sent explicit sexual texts to the girl. The 15-year ...

Fall ball is fast approaching; Panama Preseason Festival scheduled for next week; 2014 Fall Diamond Tab publishing Aug. 16

With the arrival of August means the arrival of fall ball on the diamond with the 2014 fast ...
Davenport, 9 a.m.; Healdton vs. Cyril, 10:10 a.m.; Panama vs. Oklahoma Union, 11:20 a.m.; Panama vs. Broken Bow, 12:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Battiest, 1:40 p.m ...

Oklahoma doubles for Panama, China in new movie

McDaniel said that when he and producer Nathan Gardocki first met with screenwriter Kathleen Rooney about directing the film, he suggested that the film's story, which takes place in Panama, Oklahoma City and rural China, could be shot almost entirely in ...

DOD: Panama, Oklahoma soldier, Spc. Robert Pierce, killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan

Robert Pierce, of Panama, Okla., died Monday of wounds suffered at the hands ...
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Pierce is the third Oklahoma soldier to die overseas in a month.

Malnourished horses seized in Panama, OK

More than two dozen malnourished horses were rescued in LeFlore County on Saturday. LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said he and his deputies traveled to private property on Coal Creek Road outside of Panama and seized 26 horses, several of which, he said ...

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Panama, Oklahoma Police Dog

Last week, a K-9 police dog working for the Panama, Oklahoma Police Department in Leflore County was shot to death. Creed, a 2-year-old German Shepherd had been a member of the department since August 2011. His handler, Sergeant Andy Bevil says the ...

Oklahoma Police K9 Killed In The Line Of Duty

Panama Police Department in Oklahoma is grieving over the loss of one of their own. It was not an officer, but rather a K9 dog named Creed. Creed was killed while in the line of duty. He was protecting the home of his handler. The investigation surrounding ...

10 Reasons to Retire in Panama

I’ve had the pleasure to lunch with Bob Adams several times in Panama City along with the Panama Relocation Tour. Bob loves his life in the hustle and bustle of Panama City. He writes a great blog cal…

GO Local in Panama: A visit to the Fish Market

Discover the way the local Panamanians enjoy the country.  Taste, touch and listen to the real Panama.  you will get a completely new feel for the country as you discovery everyday life.  Learn about …

Stunning new 1010 Mural in Panama City (Panama)

Unser Freund 1010 war gerade in Panama und hat in der Hauptstadt Panama-Stadt (Panama City) ein großartiges neues Mural gemalt. Das Wandbild im unverkennbaren 1010-Stil entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit …

The Ultimate Guide To Retiring & Investing In Panama

Here you are at the The Ultimate Guide To Retiring & Investing In Panama Product Overview. Our Webpage Aims to provide you: Information on the one of a kind bonus that we offer A succinct overview o…

Xenophobia Not Welcome in Panama

EspañolSeveral things about Panama worry me, but nothing like the inflamed debate nowadays about immigrants and the role of foreign residents in the country. Nationalist and populist legislators’ rant…

Going Green in Panama

The Gallup people’s annual survey of the “happiest country on earth” put Panama in the number two spot, while the number one spot went to Paraguay. Guatemala was right behind Panama.  Now it appears t…

Matchmaking service in New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria,

Matchmaking service in New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama for Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh (girls, women, men, boys) …

Natalie In Panama – Week 72 – In Which She Gets Little Sleep, But Has A Family Get Baptised

So, let’s just say that all craziness went loose this week. On Monday, we went to Colon Centro to visit a missionary that was super sick in the hospital. Turned out to be very good that we ended up go…

Ready for a change? Why we live in Panama.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess, but … My mother-in-law who was a Montana girl, loved the change of seasons and particularly winter.  Her daughter, my wife Nikki, never shared that lo…

Natalie In Panama – Week 71 – In Which She Watches Many Friends Leave The Mission

So, this week, to be honest, was kinda hard emotionally. I was really struggling to keep myself focused on my work here. On Monday I went to Cinco de Mayo and ran into different Hermana’s that were go…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in PANAMA OKLAHOMA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.



To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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