did you know … instant noodles


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 Instant noodle

Instant noodles have become quite popular in many countries around the world, including the United States.  Apart from being relatively cheap and widely available, they are also easily prepared.

The instant noodle was invented by Momofuku Ando of Nissin Foods in Japan and was launched in 1958 under the brand name Chikin Ramen. The product proved to be quite profitable, but in 1971 Nissin introduced Cup Noodles, a dried noodle block in a polystyrene cup – this was a new beginning.  However:

  • A single serving of instant noodles is high in carbohydrates and fat, but low in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  • Instant noodles contain substances that reduce the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from healthy foods – affects the digestion process.
  • Typical cup-type instant noodles contain 2,700 mg of sodium and the maximum sodium intake per day should be 2,400 mg.
  • They are high in MSG (monosodium glutamate) which can trigger cancer.
  • Instant noodles contain anti-freeze such as propylene glycol – affects the liver, heart and kidneys.
  • Long term consumption can affect the body’s metabolism.
  • Instant noodles are a major cause of obesity.

Apart from these health risks, instant noodles are also low in nutritional value – certainly not the best food to prepare for yourself or your family.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ is every month


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U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

09/30/2014 11:20 AM EDT

FDA is exploring the future of breast cancer detection. Scientists at FDA are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment. In the future, those 3D images and displays may help doctors find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers.

Rally for Action this Saturday: Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day ~~ 4/18


Dear Friend,

Join Earth Day Network on the National Mall as we rally for action this Saturday!

Add your voice to 250,000 others with headliners: No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, My Morning Jacket, and many more. The event is FREE.

It’s time to end extreme poverty and solve climate change at #globalcitizenearthday

This historic event is family friendly. Bring the kids!

Look into the future and explore Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology exhibit open April 17-19 at the Washington Monument Grounds. Visit the NASA area to learn about space, meet astronauts and earn your free gifts. Check out the Solar Plant Farm that is generating enough energy to power the event. Design your own free T-shirt and much more!

Join on facebook  and check out www.globalcitizenearthday.org

Transportation Info: How to Get to the Free Event: Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

Take the Metro: Nearest stops are Smithsonian and Federal Triangle.

Ride Your Own Bike: The ShopHouse Bike Valet will provide bike valet services on site, located on the corner of Independence Ave and 14th Street

Carpool: Reserve your parking spot in advance with Parking Panda!

Mayor Rauner has an election in 2016 … exercise your right to vote Illinois


  Rauner suspends $26 million in social services, public health grants

Rauner suspends $26 million in social services, public health grants

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office worked with the Departments of Human Services and Public Health “to see which grants could be suspended and prioritized essential services.”


Associated Press

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1.6 billion shortfall in the current state budget.

The Republican’s office released a list of targeted programs late Friday that included funding to pay for the funerals and burials of public-assistance recipients, smoking cessation, teen programs, autism, and HIV and AIDS programs, among other things.

Rauner also froze $3.4 million in funding for immigrant integration assistance as part of ongoing efforts to keep the state rolling through the June 30 end of the fiscal year.

Rauner’s office said the check-writing halt – he also interrupted $180 million in parkland grants in March – is necessary because the expenditures were based on the assumption a temporary income tax would be extended past January, but it wasn’t after Rauner won the election.

“Part of the solution to solving the inherited $1.6 billion budget hole without raising taxes or increasing borrowing is to continue to evaluate the current fiscal year’s budget,” Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said. “The governor’s office worked with agencies to see which grants could be suspended and prioritized essential services.”

The cuts will save the state $21.8 million in Department of Human Services Grants and $4.5 million in unexpended funding through the Department of Public Health. The suspensions only affect this year’s funding, Kelly said.

But there’s always another price – this one paid for by constituents who, as soon as Monday morning, will be told through closed doors there’s no more money to help them.

Breandan Magee, senior director of programs for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, said dozens of organizations assisted 102,000 legal immigrants in 2014 with applications for citizenship, English as a Second Language classes and health and nutrition programs for low-income immigrants.

“There are 299 jobs across 60 different immigrant-services agencies at risk” with funding ceasing, Magee said Saturday. “There are workshops scheduled for citizenship, applications for citizenship pending, ESL classes hallway through.”

Immigrant integration programs – which Rauner proposed eliminating entirely in the 2016 budget – will forfeit nearly half of their $6.7 million budget, according to figures provided by the governor’s office. Magee said he hopes the state will cover expenses he’s already incurred.

A copy of Friday’s letter from Human Services, obtained by The Associated Press, notifies the recipient to “immediately cease incurring additional obligations, costs or spending any further grant funds.” Agencies must submit records of all spending for the year. Jimi Orange of Children’s Home and Aid faces the unenviable task of telling up to 25 of the 100 children in Chicago’s impoverished West Englewood neighborhood they can’t come to Earle Elementary School for after-class tutoring and cultural activities because the state has recalled the remaining $3.1 million of Teen REACH money for kids ages 7 to 17.

“The staff’s concern is how to tell the families? What to tell the kids? How to tell the kids?” Orange said. “These are kids who already have abandonment issues, trust issues.”

Parkland-related grants Rauner has suspended this year include $90 million for park facility construction, $56 million for local governments to purchase open space for future parkland, and $30 million for museum capital-construction grants.

Grants suspended by Rauner include:

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Funeral & Burial, $6.9 million

Rauner’s ‘turnaround budget’ has cuts called ‘reckless,’ ‘wrong priorities’

You be the judge. Look at the list below and decide if grants for the Homeless or for HIV assistance, Addiction  prevenetion, and so on are reckless.

Immigrant Integration Services, $3.4 million

Welcoming Centers, $191,300

ARC Lifespan, $118,100

Best Buddies, $250,000

Autism, $1 million

Group Home Loans, $20,000

Compulsive Gambling $406,000

Westside Health, $94,200

Addiction Prevention, $1.6 million

Assistance for Homeless, $300,000

Community Services, $2 million

Teen REACH, $3.1 million

Coalition F/Tech Assist-Child, $250,000

For Children’s Health Program, $231,600

Outreach to Individuals to Engage in Services, $380,700

Regions Special Consumer Support, $277,700

SMRF Training, $420,100

Transportation, $43,900

DD Latino Outreach, $87,500

Microboard Development and Outreach, $47,500

Epilepsy, $514,700

DHS TOTAL: $21.8 million

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Brothers and Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS, $789,800

Increasing Access to Health Care-Wellness on Wheels, $180,000

Wellness on Wheels – Mobile Administration 2015, $135,000

Illinois Tobacco Quitline, $3.1 million

Project Safe Sleep Education and Outreach, $250,000

MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute, $75,000

IDPH TOTAL: $4.5 million

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES*

Park and Recreational Facility Construction, $89.5 million

Open Space Lands Acqusition and Development, $56.3 million

Museum Capital Grants, $30.4 million

Bike Paths, Mud-to-Parks, others, $2.6 million

IDNR TOTAL: $178.8 million

*Grants suspended in March

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