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A coach for healthy life: Waunakee woman opens practice

Hope, health and happiness: At H3 Life Plan, Kari Hankins works to steer her clients along those paths. She opened the practice within Sapphire Studios at 202 S. Century Ave. in the former Dean Clinic in October after operating it out of her home for over a year. Hankins is a certified life coach who helps clients discover what food, chemical and environmental sensitivities they have and how to change their diet. “Sometimes, people don’t know how lousy they feel until they feel better,” Hankins said. Food and chemical sensitivities are different from allergies, Hankins said. The sensitivity, with symptoms like as irritable bowels or inflammation, can take longer to subside after a person is exposed to the culprit. Other symptoms of food or chemical sensitivity include muscle aches, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), migraines, chronic fatigue, skin disorders or joint pain. Hankins helps clients narrow down the triggers of their symptoms and change their diets to eliminate them. Clients can choose to have Alcat food sensitivity testing done. The blood test is offered with a choice of different panels ranging in cost, with the larger panels including more foods and chemicals that could be causing the reaction. Hankins said the tests are unlike allergy tests. For instance, she said, a celiac test can be done at a doctor’s office to indicate a gluten allergy. But she added that some have sensitivities to certain types...  

World stocks rise despite jitters about China growth

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:53AM EST World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth offset a less rosy outlook for China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 per cent to 6,747.12 and Germany's DAX was up 0.3 per cent at 9,885.87. France's CAC 40 shed 0.2 per cent to 4,374.47. Wall Street was set for gains. Dow futures added 0.1 per cent to 17,820 and S&P 500 futures were up 0.1 per cent at 2,069.40. US GROWTH: The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 per cent annual rate in the July-September period, faster than the 3.5 per cent that was initially reported, underlining its status as the only major economy that is gathering momentum. The upward revision was due to higher estimates of spending by consumers and businesses, the Commerce Department said. THE QUOTE: "Markets received more good news on the US economy," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC in Sydney. "However, local investor focus is likely to be closer to home with mounting concern over China's economy," he said. Doubts about China's ability to sustain growth above 7 per cent are evident in weakness in the Australian dollar and falling iron ore prices, Spooner said. ASIA SCORECARD: Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.1 per cent to 24,111.98 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 1.2 per cent to 5,396.20. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.1 per cent to 17,383.58 while China's Shanghai Composite rose 1.4 per cent to 2,604.35...  

This Is How Google Actually Decides Who To Hire

Flickr/JD LasicaEric Schmidt. Big companies like to hire the best staff. And that leaves employers in difficult situations, as they ponder which candidate to pick for the limited number of positions they have. This isn't a problem at Google: it simply hires them all. It has to: Google has about 55,000 employees and adds about 6,000 each year. So when it finds talent, it isn't picky. As the Globe and Mail points out, Google's "secret" is to basically bring in all — as in 100% of — the best talent it can find. The revelation comes from the new "How Google Works" book, written by executive chairman and past CEO Eric Schmidt, and former Senior Vice President of Products, Jonathan Rosenberg. It's a treasure trove of management advice. On the hiring process, Rosenberg explains the idea to go with quantity arrived after he talked to a group of Rhodes Scholars and was trying to decide which of the "exceptional group" he should ask to come in for a full interview. Company founder Sergey Brin told him to "offer them all jobs," writes the Globe and Mail. Brin suggested: "why decide at all?" Rosenberg did just that and apparently many went on to be brilliant.  The authors also say that hiring is the most important thing any executive can do — and add those at the top shouldn't leave it to others. "The higher up you go in most organisations," they write, "the more detached the executives get from the hiring process. The inverse should be true." Both Rosenber...  

The Startups of Nazareth

Photograph by Guy Martin for Bloomberg Businessweek In the northern Israel city of Nazareth, around the corner from the Basilica of the Annunciation and its crowds of Christian pilgrims, is a centuries-old building, formerly a roadside inn. The stables off the courtyard where pack animals once bedded down are empty, and the rooms above, where traveling merchants used to sleep, are offices. When the windows are open, the amplified voice of the imam at a nearby mosque cuts through at prayer time. On a Friday morning in October, Jamil Mazzawi, the founder of Optima Design Automation, sits in one of the cheaply furnished, fluorescent-lit workspaces, explaining what his startup does. He gives the 15-second pitch he has perfected for investors: “The chip companies are spending billions of dollars to protect their chips from ‘soft errors.’ These are errors caused by particles coming from space, mostly from the sun, which disrupt the operation of electronic chips. We at Optima are providing a solution for chip companies to solve this problem at very low cost,” he says, then asks: “How many seconds?” A few hundred yards from the spot where Catholics believe the angel Gabriel appeared to tell Mary of her divine pregnancy, Mazzawi worries about a different kind of heavenly visitor: the protons and alpha particles bombarding us from distant stars. The relentless shrinking of computer chips has created circuits tiny enough that the impact of a pr...  

Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund: Jurgen Klopp on England move

26 November 2014 Last updated at 11:31 Media Player help Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says he could see himself managing an English club because he can speak the language, but refused to confirm whether he has been approached by a Premier League side. Klopp says he will not speak about his long term future ahead of the two sides' Champions League clash on Wednesday. The German has been linked with taking over at the Emirates. Share this story Share this page print Also related to this story Arsenal v Bor Dortmd 25 Nov 2014 Champions League Watch video Pundits back Liverpool to qualify 26 Nov 2014 Champions League Watch video Wenger responds to Usmanov criticism 25 Nov 2014 Arsenal More from Football Watch video Pundits back Liverpool to qualify Watch video I could manage in England - Klopp Watch video 'Perfect' Chelsea please Mourinho Watch video Aguero one of world's best - Pellegrini Watch video Wenger responds to Usmanov criticism ...  

Forex - Euro touches day's lows after ECB easing comments

By Investing.comForexNov 26, 2014 11:15AM GMT Add a Comment Investing.comInvesting.com - The euro slid to session lows on Wednesday after a senior European Central Bank official indicated that it could begin implementing quantitative easing measures as soon as the first quarter of next year.Euro slides to session lows after ECB easing comments touched session lows of 1.2444 and was last down 0.15% to 1.2454.The single currency has come under pressure in recent months amid heightened expectations that the ECB is moving closer to implementing additional easing measures to spur growth and inflation in the euro area.ECB vice-president Vitor Constancio said Wednesday that such a move would be a “purely monetary policy decision”, within the ECB’s “mandate and our legal competence”.He added that the bank could act before the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2015.Investors were looking ahead to a string of U.S. economic reports due out later Wednesday, including data on initial jobless claims and new home sales ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day holiday.The dollar turned broadly lower on Tuesday after lackluster data on consumer confidence and house price inflation offset a report showing that U.S. economic growth was far stronger than initially estimated in the third quarter.The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index fell to a five month low in November, one month after touching its highest level in s...  

Exclusive: Online protest delays EU plan to resolve US trade row

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European campaigners against an EU-U.S. accord have held up progress towards the world's biggest free trade deal by deluging an online public consultation that EU officials had hoped would help them unblock a key issue. Of almost 150,000 submissions to the public forum on how to protect businesses from unfair government interference, over 95 percent were from supporters of a small group of organisations hostile to a deal with Washington and who submitted identical or very similar responses, two EU officials have told Reuters.Investor protection is among the most contentious issues in the proposed EU-U.S. trade pact because Europeans fear U.S. multinationals would use the investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism to challenge food and environmental laws in the EU on the grounds that these were restricting free commerce.The hijacking of the online consultation has undermined an EU plan to offer credible evidence of widespread concerns about arbitration and ways to handle it. A goal of having a new EU negotiating position on it by November cannot now be met, the officials said, risking a broader delay.Negotiators hope to conclude talks late next year, but there are signs of growing scepticism on both sides of the Atlantic despite leaders' insistence free trade can revive the economy."The public consultation has not delivered a clear-cut conclusion on investment protection. Delays to a decision are now inevitable," said one EU official.Many respon...  

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons

By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control. It's long been known that laser pulses of sufficient intensity can produce enough energy to eject electrons from their ultrafast orbits around an atom, causing ionization. An international team led by the UNL researchers has demonstrated that the angles at which two electrons launch from a helium atom can depend on whether a laser pulse's electric field is right- or left-handed—that is, whether it rotates clockwise or counterclockwise. The researchers have also calculated the distinct range of angles at which the electrons depart under both conditions. The authors further confirmed that this effect, which they have coined "nonlinear dichroism," appears only when an atom is struck by a sufficiently short, intense pulse featuring an elliptically shaped electric field. The study, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, specifically determined that pulses capable of producing this effect last no longer than 200 attoseconds. Counting to one second by intervals of 200 attoseconds per second would take roughly 158.5 million years—longer than the span that has passed since the end of Earth's Jurassic period. "The goal in laser atomic physics is to control electron motion and also im...  

Canova optimistic of boosting China's chances at World Cross and World Champs

China is no longer known as a middle and long-distance powerhouse. Their record in cross country is even less remarkable.The last time they fielded the requisite four scorers at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships was in 2006, when Bao Guiying finished 18th in the senior women's race, leading China to an eighth-place finish in the team contest.Yet, China has set its sights on improving its athletics standings at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The country of about 1.36 billion people will host the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships on 28 March in the southern province of Guiyang, as well as the IAAF World Championships from 22-30 August in Beijing.In late 2012, members of the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) approached Renato Canova, who was in Beijing conducting an IAAF-sponsored lecture, about spearheading their endurance program.Why would the legendary Italian athletics coach be interested in taking on such a daunting project?“I found people, in CAA and in my staff, with high human values, and very high education and respect,” the ever-forthright Canova responded via email. “I'm disappointed to see how the most part of young people in Italy (and generally in western countries) today lost these values, which can still be found in China.“I'm very happy to have this opportunity of a new experience (I’m 70 in December, and don't have much time for new experiences), allowing me to give something of what I know, and at the sa...  

Malaysia plans anti-terror law amid IS fears

Malaysia plans anti-terror law amid IS fears AFP , Wednesday 26 Nov 2014 File Photo: Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai October 28, 2014 (Photo: Reuters) Muslim-majority Malaysia will soon introduce a new anti-terrorism law to counter a potential security threat from supporters of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday. Najib told parliament his government also would strengthen existing security-related laws as authorities express mounting concern that Malaysians who have joined the IS jihad in Syria and Iraq will return home to spread militant Islam. "Looking at the potential threat from this group, we fear the return of Malaysians from the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq will be detrimental to national security," Najib said. He expressed concern that returnees will come back with battlefield expertise and could carry out "lone wolf" attacks, but did not elaborate on what the new terror legislation would entail. Najib made the announcement as he introduced a government white paper on the terrorism threat that said 39 Malaysians had gone to join the fighting in Syria, and that five had been killed. The document also said that as of November 13, authorities had arrested 40 Malaysians at home for suspected IS links. Twenty-one had been charged with various offences, while the rest were released due to lack of evidence but remain under police surveilla...  


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