are a motley bunch, not
known for being overly
honest. Robert Louis
considered by many to be
the definitive scurvy
Island” is the
newest offering from
Tyler Civic Theatre.
Theatre to see
is as easy as going to
The Ridgefield Playhouse
on Sunday, February 15,
at 3:30 p.m. when
for 10+ years) is on the
big screen Live in HD.
Robert Louis Stevenson
newcomer Mel Lenehan is
Mayor Bob Minning.
Lenehan, a Sunset Beach
resident, Realtor and
landlord, is seeking a
three-year term. Minning,
president of RC Minning
and Associates, has
served two terms as mayor
and one term as ...
LaClair of La Plata,
right, as Long John
Silver, battles with
played by Thomas Donohue
of White Plains, in the
Theatre production of
College of Southern
Theatre presents ...
ISLAND – If all
goes as expected,
utilities will begin some
time in March along Gulf
Boulevard on the north
end of Treasure Island.
Coupled with that, city
forward on a resolution
Jan. 20 to award a
of buried treasure might
sound like something
straight out of an
adventure novel, but an
amateur researcher has
claimed that the real
life hoard of a 17 th
century pirate is buried
on an island near
Albert Faglioli, 51
Theatre is getting ready
to perform Robert Louis
Island’ Feb. 5-8.
The director of the show,
Rebecca Clayton said that
she has wanted to put
together a play of
for several years because
it is a ...
Island ramp on the Bay
Bridge has reopened after
a car fire injured a
California Highway Patrol
officer Monday evening,
CHP officials said.
Officers were notified of
the fire around 7:30 p.m.
on eastbound Interstate
Highway 80 off-ramp, CHP
ISLAND — Plans
finally are moving
forward for a luxury
resort on land where the
old Buccaneer motel stood
years ago, though at a
slightly smaller scale
than developers first
Beach Resort will offer
77 upscale ...
Company presents family
Ahoy, matey! The TMHS
Theatre Company is proud
to announce the world
premiere of TREASURE
ISLAND: A SILENT
ADVENTURE. The Theatre
Company will be
performing their original
adaptation one night
SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR TREASURE ISLAN
How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?
To prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead
. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it!
Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
- Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
- Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
- Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
- Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
- Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
- Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
- Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
- Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
- Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
- Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
- Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
- Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
- Help around the house
- Take care of any other children who are at home
- Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
- Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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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:
- 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
- Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
- 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.
- 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!
- Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
- 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.
Something that you may to know about Saudi Arabia
"The Kingdom ... strongly condemns and denounces this cowardly terrorist act that is rejected by true Islamic religion as well as the rest of the religions and beliefs."
So reads the statement issued by Saudi Arabia, where I grew up, the day the offices of "Charlie Hebdo" came under attack, with the loss of 12 lives.
Last Sunday, to show further solidarity with the victims, the Saudi ambassador to France joined other world leaders in Paris for a unity rally to celebrate free speech.
This is consistent with the face Saudi Arabia presents to the outside world. Visitors to the website of the Saudi embassy in Washington are invited to "learn ... how the Kingdom´s political system is rooted in Islam´s traditions which call for peace, justice, equality, consultation and respect for the rights of the individual."
Just two days before the Paris rally, my friend Raif Badawi was removed, in shackles, from a mini-bus outside the Al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah as a large crowd gathered around him after Friday prayers. According to eyewitnesses, he closed his eyes and raised his head skyward as a security officer approached him from behind with a large cane and started to beat him. Witnesses say Raif was lashed 50 times. Afterwards, he was taken back to prison where he is serving a 10-year sentencefor blogging.
Raif´s next flogging was set to take place today, but Saudi authorities postponed it due to medical advice, his wife said. She expects he will be flogged again next weekand every following weekuntil his sentence of 1,000 lashes is complete.
Raif is officially charged with "adopting liberal thought," "founding a liberal website," and "insulting Islam." He has become the latest symbol of the two-faced policy his country takes towards human rights.
Saudi Arabia is a strong American ally that has enjoyed virtually unconditional support from the United States for decades. President Bush famously held hands with its monarch, King Abdullah, as the two strolled through his Crawford, Texas ranch during the King´s 2005 state visit. President Obama was widely criticized for appearing to bow to Abdullah at a G-20 summit in London.
In the same month that ISIS horrified the world with its brutal beheading of journalist James Foley, Saudi Arabia publicly beheaded 19 people, for crimes ranging from smuggling cannabis to sorcery. Limb amputations for theft are sanctioned by the state religion.
In addition to oil, Saudi Arabia is the world´s leading exporter of Salafism, an ultra-conservative strain of Islam. The country touts itself as the birthplace of the religion of peaceyet underlines the Islamic declaration of "Shahadah" on its flag with a sword. Osama bin Laden was a Saudi citizen, as were 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11.
Why does a world outraged by the horrific actions of ISIS and the Taliban turn a blind eye to the way this country treats its own citizens?
The first reason is obvious. It isn´t just our governments. Every time we fill our cars with gas, we all bow to the Saudi king.
The second is more complex.
Online videos of Raif´s flogging show worshipers from the mosque, including young children, running excitedly towards the square to watch the beating. Afterwards, the crowd erupts into cheers and applause, chanting "Allahu Akbar!" (God is Great!) in unison.
This isn´t surprising. The public likely considers Raif guilty of blasphemy and apostasy. A 2013 Pew Research poll found that large numbers in Muslim countries favor the death penalty for leaving Islamincluding 88% of Egyptian and 62% of Pakistani Muslims, as well as majorities in Jordan, Malaysia, Palestine, and Afghanistan.
Of course, these views don´t represent all Muslims. But contrary to what we´re usually told, they aren´t just held by a fringe minority either. Many of these countries don´t have populations willing to rally en masse to support free speech and pluralism the way France did. The change has to first come from within.
Raif has sacrificed a great deal to make this change happen. The world must support him and call Saudi Arabia out on its hypocrisy.
Some time ago, just 50 miles east of where Raif is being held today, another dissident once spoke of change, of challenging the status quo, of radical new ideas that would ultimately transform his society. He was ostracized, persecuted, and eventually driven from his city by those wanting to kill him. He was Mohammed, the Prophet of Islam; his persecutors, the Quraysh tribe of Mecca.
Muslims endeavor to emulate the life of Mohammed. Saudi Arabia has instead chosen to emulate the Quraysh.
This week, Raif spent his 31st birthday imprisoned and wounded. With enough awareness, we can put enough international pressure on the Saudi government to ensure that he spends his next one with his wife and their three beautiful children.
Ali A. Rizvi is a Pakistani-Canadian writer and friend of Raif Badawi. He grew up in Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, and is an advocate for secularism and reform in the Muslim world. He is currently writing his first book, "The Atheist Muslim."