Friday, May 05, 2006

Mean Judean Softball Update

From Jerusalem Post Sports May. 4, 2006 3:54
In a busy ISA softball week, the Dawgs upset the Galil Twisters 8-5, Shimshon Hi-Tech defeated Otzma Eilat 15-9, Dimona Mean Judeans took two, 16-1 over Eilat and 9-5 over Zion Tours, and Penticon bested the Tigers 8-2. In a women's game, the Beit Shemesh Fireballs fended off the Dimona Lady Judeans 15-13 who then beat ISP Tel Aviv 13-12. Dimona ran over Eilat 16-1 behind 12 strikeouts from Elyaheed Ben Israel who allowed only a bunt single to Yoni Weiss while walking six. Akazia Ben Israel tripled and drove in four runs, Yehuda Ben Israel had three hits and two RBI's and Elyaheed helped out with a triple of his own. Dimona also downed Zion Tours 9-5. Yaron Ben Israel stymied a powerful ZT offense, while the Mean Judean's loaded the bases twice on bunts. Horaliel Ben Israel knocked in three runs and Oved Ben Israel two as Dimona scored seven unearned runs on eight ZT errors.
Carmiah, Dimona's new pitcher threw respectably and strengthened towards the end, as her teammates fought back from a 15-5 deficit, but Yaakov shut the door. A walk-off game-ending single allowed Dimona to save face, 13-12 over ISP Tel Aviv.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Hidden Ones

Peace and Blessings from Jerusalem Northeast Africa !
Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
Dr. AviMelech will return this friday to Chicago to present the awe-inspiring "HIDDEN ONES" PLUS presentation. He will expose the indigenous Africa presence in Israel, Northeast Africa, The Bible and the Bible Lands.
Please seek to attend and or encourage attendance by others. He will also deal with popular questions on the Bible as well. Look forward to seeing you there.
ENTRANCE: $10.00
TIME: 7:30 P.M. -9:30 P.M.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I'm Going Bananas!!!

After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!
Bananas Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet. Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. PMS: Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia. Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke. Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert. Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives. Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system. Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief. Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady. Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan. Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal. Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack. Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%! So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

What will it take to make people change?

As Gasoline Prices Soar, Americans Resist Major Cuts in Consumption By JEFFREY BALLMay 1, 2006 (Wall Street Journal)

With gasoline prices in the U.S. approaching an average $3 a gallon, Americans are moaning about the rising cost, but so far they are resisting big changes in their gas-guzzling ways. Click Here to see full article: