From Hockey NZ
There will be some new faces when the Black Sticks Women line up against Japan in two weeks time for a five test series, following the decision from head coach Mark Hager to introduce seven new players into the side.
New players in the side are Sophie Devine (Canterbury), Alana Millington (Northland), Danielle Jones (Auckland), Samantha Charlton (Midlands), Bridget Blackwood (Canterbury), Jan Burrows (Auckland) and Petrea Webster (North Harbour).
Amazing article and photos from Stuff of how a group cyclists avoided a rock fall on Evans Pass during the Christchurch earthquake.
Information for New Zealanders wanting to help the quake-affected:
From Fox News
Google has unveiled a person finder app to aid those affected by the Christchurch earthquake.
To help track down victims and disseminate information about survivors, Google quickly developed and released an App to locate victims of the quake.
The application simply asks for a person's situation: Are you looking for someone, or do you have information about someone?
It claims to currently have information on about 5,200 people.
Google claims that all data entered in the application will be available to the public and viewable and usable by anyone.
Google does not review or verify the accuracy of the data, the company noted.
Well done Google.
From Fox News
Rather than shelling out for that ultra-hydrating anti-aging exfoliator, reach for the fridge instead.
You can affect the way you look by what you eat. Adding a few varied ingredients to your diet is easy, practical and an inexpensive way to improve your looks (brightening your eyes, preventing hair loss and clearing up your skin).
Check out our guide to the foods that can turn you into someone’s attractive dinner date.
No research is cited in this article but regardless I'm off to cook up a turkey, beets, spinach, and red cagbbage omellette fried in grapeseed oil with a banana and guava fruit salad for dessert!
From The Daily Mail
The head of Sainsbury's has been criticised today for claiming 'there is no such thing as unhealthy products'.
Chief executive Justin King was giving evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into behaviour change, when he made the comment.
He said: 'Our starting proposition is that there is no such thing as unhealthy products; there are unhealthy diets.'
Stephen Dorrell, the Conservative chairman of the Commons health committee, told the Evening Standard: 'He is putting a food retailer’s spin on the truth. There may not be absolutely healthy and absolutely unhealthy food. But there definitely are relatively healthy and relatively unhealthy products.'
While I agree with the Conservative MP's 'reatively good or bad' statement I feel this creates too much of a grey area and thus am more in favour of the Justin King's comment.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1357257/Sainsburys-boss-Justin-King-Theres-thing-unhealthy-food.html#ixzz1E429JPhg
From the Daily Mail
"Alcohol will soon cause 3 Britons per minute to be taken to hospital, campaigners warn.
Soaring rates of binge-drinking mean that by 2015 alcohol-related problems will be responsible for 1.5 million A&E admissions a year.
Leading A&E doctors want drunks to be forced to pay for their hospital treatment. John Heyworth, president of the College of Emergency Medicine, said the charges would act as a deterrent and help free up casualty departments."
I'm sure that a similar situation exists here and agree with the call by leading UK A&E doctors for drunks to be forced to pay for their hospital treatment.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1356716/A-E-face-3-drunks-minute-Alcohol-cases-swamp-hospitals-2015.html#ixzz1DxBsZVig