Asifa Bano was 8 years old and wearing a purple salwar kameez when she disappeared on Jan. 10.A week later, on Jan. 17, her mutilated and lifeless body was found in a forest near Kathua in the Indian-controlled region of Kashmir. It was a mile away from Rasana, the village where her family was currently living.Reports say she was abducted while grazing her horses in a meadow, taken to a prayer hall nearby, sedated for three days, tortured and brutally gang-raped. She was eventually strangled and hit on the head several times with a stone to ensure that she was dead.On Wednesday, graphic details of the crime and its perpetrators emerged in a charge sheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir state police. Its contents sparked massive outrage across the country. People gathered for candlelight vigils in protest. And using the hashtag #JusticeForAsifa on social media, citizens are condemning the crime and encouraging each other to speak up to authorities.Details from the report revealed that the crime was fueled by religious and political tensions between Asifa’s tribe, a group of Indian Sunni Muslims called the Bakarwal, and local Hindus who saw them as a threat.The conspirators’ motive for raping the child, according to the charge sheet, was to drive the Muslim family out of the area.It also showed that local policemen were accused of perpetrating the crime. When Asifa’s family reported her missing in January, among those sent to find her was Deepak Khujaria, a 28-year-old special police officer. Based on DNA evidence, he has since been accused of committing the crime. Three other policemen have been charged with hindering investigations and tampering with DNA evidence, including washing Bano’s clothes before sending it in for forensic testing.Indians were furious that politicians were silent over the issue and that some locals even defended the accused, since they were Hindu. Two Bharatiya Janata Party ministers from India’s ruling party, who seek to preserve Hindu ideals, even attended a rally to support the accused. They have since resigned.For many citizens, Asifa’s case was another painful reminder of how prevalent sexual violence is across the country.It seems the country had not learned its lesson after the brutal gang rape and death of physiotherapy student Jyothi Singh in 2012, says Jasodhara Dasgupta, human rights activist and founder of SAHAYOG, an advocacy group for gender equality and women’s rights based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.”We thought we had made progress in preventing violence against women, but this is a cruel reminder of how little has changed,” she says.As a result of Singh’s death, more stringent legal provisions were taken by the Indian government in 2012 to curb sexual violence. The Ministry of Women and Child Development in India, for example, introduced the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.Perhaps that’s why the complicity of the police in Asifa’s case “has been very painful,” says Dasgupta.Laws against sexual violence aren’t enough, says Jayshree Bajoria, a researcher for Human Rights Watch — they must also be enforced. “Police often try to shield influential perpetrators. And there are numerous instances in which victims are unduly pressured to withdraw complaints. We are clearly lacking in fair, transparent, timebound investigations,” she says.Friday, Yuri Afanasiev, the U.N. resident coordinator in India, condemned the crime and called for leadership at the highest level to address sexual violence and ensure accountability.Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke out about the case Friday: “I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our daughters will definitely get justice.”Kamala Thiagarajan is a freelance journalist based in Madurai, South India. Her work has appeared in The International New York Times, BBC Travel and Forbes India. You can follow her @kamal_t Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
It’s called the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health & Wellness report and is one of four in a series highlighting issues affecting the lives of women in the state.The report looks at statistics on chronic disease, physical and sexual health, and access to health care among other things.The good news is that mortality rates for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and breast cancer have dropped since the 2013 report. But North Carolina ranks 11th highest in infant mortality and there remain wide health disparities according to race and ethnicity.According to the document, around 87 percent of women 18 and over have either private or public insurance.Data for the report came from a variety of sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Center. A new report from the state dives into health data on women in North Carolina.
Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library, Print DepartmentThis week’s photo is a lithograph print of Christ Church, known to all as Old North Church, when it was first built in 1723. Today, the building brings many tourists to the area, as it is the oldest surviving church in the city and has quite a bit of U.S. history associated with it!Old North Church’s original steeple, shown above, was actually blown down during a storm 1804. Reconstruction followed, yet again in 1954, the steeple came down in a hurricane. A photo of the second steeple is shown below.Old North Church Bulfinch Steeple, 1865 (approximate) Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Print DepartmentToday’s steeple incorporates elements from both of the designs.*Advertisement* Additionally, the building’s basement has an estimated 1,100 bodies buried in a total of 37 tombs. Several notable figures have been buried there, including the Founding Rector Timothy Cutler, British Marine Major John Pitcairn, and Captain Samuel Nicholson of the USS Constitution.Tune in on Thursday’s to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.See past historic neighborhood photo posts.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*
Friends of the North End 46th Reunion [Photos]Last Saturday, 152 North Enders celebrated the 46th annual reunion of the Friends of the North End at the Sons of Italy in Winchester. A wonderful and heartwarming ambiance permeated the hall as old friends convened to reminisce about a cherished boyhood and a unique neighborhood. See photos here.279 North St. Application Deferred After Residents Association Meeting [Video]The application for 279 North Street was deferred after a presentation and discussion at the September 13th meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The mutually agreed deferral was to give the proponents and abutters more time to work out potential changes to the proposal. Read more and watch the video here.Neighborhood Photo: Casarecce Ristorante Opening Soon at Former Pinkberry Space on Hanover StreetThe owners of Pellino’s Ristorante will soon open Casarecce Ristorante at the former Pinkberry location at 283-285 Hanover Street. Read more and find details about the renovations here.Editor’s ChoiceNorth End Family Pride Day and Johnny Paolo Bocce Tourney Attracts HundredsNorth End Family Pride Day brought out hundreds to Langone Park for a day of music, bocce and fun kids programs. The annual barbecue was organized by North End Against Drugs (NEAD) with many family-friendly activities. Read more and see photos here.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* This week’s top reads on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured real estate, local groups, new businesses and family activities! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.Controversy Continues at Cross Street Plaza; Residents Association (NEWRA) Opposes Citizens BankMembers of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted to oppose a petition by Charter Cross Street LLC, an affiliate of Charter Realty at 198 Hanover Street, to change the legal occupancy at the property to include a Citizens Bank with an ATM. Read more and watch the video here.North End Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America Present at Neighborhood Council MeetingLuigi Natale and Andrew Battaglia presented the new North End Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSIA) to council members and attendees at the Neighborhood Council September meeting. Read more and watch the video here.*Advertisement*
It is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating a decade of community news at NorthEndWaterfront.com! Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Contribute online at the links below or checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109. Become a Patron to receive free rewards including neighborhood photo calendars, custom mugs and special updates from the editor.*Become a Patron (Rewards!)* or *Make a One-Time Contribution* The 2019 NEWNC election is set for Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet Street). The ballot order will be selected at random prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. All North End residents 18 and older may vote in the annual NEWNC election. *Advertisement* The nomination papers are in and the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has announced the candidates running in this year’s election. There are seven candidates that will be on the ballot to fill the six open spots. They are as follows:Damien DiPaola* (1 Lathrop Place)Tania Green* (20 Margaret)Carmine Guarino* (22 Thacher)Sean Hennessey* (187 North)Ashley Leo* (39 Commercial Wharf)Tina Natale* (161 Salem)Mike Salvati (61 Prince)*Incumbent The 6 candidates with the highest vote totals will serve a 2-year term and join the 5 candidates already on the council: Patrick Bova, Jody Faller, John Pregmon, Brett Roman, and Marie Simboli, who were elected in 2018. The remaining seat remains unoccupied until next year’s election so the council will have 11 members following this upcoming election. The NEWNC meeting on Monday, May 13 will feature candidate introductions. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center. Senator Joe Boncore and Friends of Cutillo Park will be providing updates while Speak for the Trees will be the focus of our Community Chat. A full agenda is shown below.
The Old North Church recently hosted the Eliot School eighth graders to clean the brass plaques inside the church as part of their service project. The students also participated in a program called Sacred Seats: Social Implications of Colonial Church Seating. This program taught the Eliot students about pew ownership in the 18th century. They looked into issues of identity, discrimination, power, and place by examining primary source materials in Old North archives. A discussion followed in which students looked at case studies of women and black congregants and considered the parallels of social implications today.*Advertisement* On Friday, June 14, the Eliot School eighth graders will celebrate the eleventh annual 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Old North at 8:45 a.m. A keynote address will be given by District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards. Photos courtesy of the Eliot School.
It truly stinks when you are about to take that great video or picture and you receive a low battery warning. The myChargeÂ team is determined to help out with this summer in a special campaign.MyCharge is a Michigan-based manufacturer of portable charging solutions.Charge It!Over the next several months, myCharge will hand out to the public specially marked portable chargers. The myCharge power teams will hand out over 25,000 chargers at 12 events across the United States.Anyone who uses the myCharge devices will be asked to pass them on the next time they come across someone with a low battery and has no way to charge.Each Charge It Forward device will be marked with a unique number. Texting that number will direct the person in possession of the charger to a website where they will join that particular charger’s team. Teams will be able to track how far their charger has traveled on the website.Win Prizes and Cash Money for Charging Your PhoneAdditionally, each month the team with the charger that travels the furthest distance will be eligible to win cool prizes, including trips, chargers, and gift cards. One lucky individual will also be randomly awarded $1,000 at the end of the year for ‘charging it forward.’Here’s where the Charge It Forward locations will be during the course of the summer:Rock the Garden — June 18, 2016, in Minneapolis, MNCE Week — June 21 — June 23, 2016, in New York CitySummerfest — July 6 — July 10, 2016, in Milwaukee, WIThe Beats Run — July 15, 2016, in Seattle, WAThe NASCAR Brickyard Race — July 23 — July 25, 2016, in Indianapolis, INHood to Coast — August 26 — August 27, 2016, in Portland, ORCincinnati Reds Game — September 2, 2016, in Cincinnati, OHStanford vs. USC Football Game — September 17, 2016, in Stanford, CAChicago Marathon — October 9, 2016, in Chicago, ILTennessee vs. Alabama Football Game — October 15, 2016, in Knoxville, TN be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/get-device-charge-summer-win-1000/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/get-device-charge-summer-win-1000/
Prepared by FFWPU NepalThe 148th Batch of 21-day training was concluded last January 23, 2018 with 52 college and university students graduated.Most of the participants are the result of Home Group weekly meeting, HTM result, Tong Il Moo-Do activity and other Youth Peace activities from sub-region of Nepal.This 21 day training happen right after the 1st batch of 120 Day Tong Il Moo-Do training in the previous year, December.The graduation ceremony is attended by the major leader of FFWPU-Nepal, Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, who gave the words encouragement to serve the nation hearstistically and become the bacon of today’s generation. Rev. Santosh kumar Paudel also deliver a message to energized and enhance their skills to lead the future of the millennials and task to guide the younger generation.The 21 day training participants did not hesitate to become a future leader and determine to attend the higher and deep training of 40 day leadership training and some of them wants to join the 2nd batch of 120 day Tong Il Moo-Do in the coming months.One of the participants reflect upon herself; that the family values, culture and tradition of Nepalese are slowly drowning due to the influence of media in the foreign world, That’s why I determined to work voluntarily in this religious organization to preserve and to protect my value and to act as leader of this nation to bring back our family tradition. It is my duty to take care my community away from invaders. I really appreciate the existence of True Parents during my time.click to see more pictures
More: King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Good Night Tee Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Standard BJJ Gi Lights. Out. Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Top Contenders for Fight of the Year The Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix was created with the idea of crowning the sports 265-pound king. Instead, it created a veritable star.The tournament had its ups and downs but really, it couldn’t have gone any other way. Hindsight is 20/20, of course, but it seems Fedor Emelianenko was simply destined to lose three fights in a row after being so dominant throughout his legendary career. Alistair Overeem was always bound for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC); the manner in which he got there was just a bit odd.But, again, it created an opening for an up-and-coming mixed marital arts (MMA) competitor who just needed the right stage and the right opponents to become a star.Enter Daniel Cormier.He had all the right credentials to be a first alternate. On top of being an Olympic level wrestler, he had worked his way up through the ranks of the Strikeforce heavyweight division, literally starting his career with the promotion, one of its few homegrown stars.His knockout victory over Antonio Silva in the semifinals of the grand prix was unexpected but not altogether shocking. Sure, he wasn’t exactly given much of a chance against the man who had just thoroughly dominated one of the best heavyweights to ever live, but there was always that nagging suspicion that the skill and rapid growth Cormier had shown throughout his career would continue even when the level of competition jumped.Did it ever.He destroyed “Bigfoot,” hitting him so hard in his oversized skull that it both knocked the Brazilian out and shattered the bones in Cormier’s hand. That’s the only reason it took so long to set up the final match-up against Josh Barnett, a well-rounded veteran of the game who would surely drag “DC” into deep waters and show him what it’s like swimming with the sharks at the top of the heavyweight division.Wrong again.Instead, Cormier once again proved to be even better than advertised as he showed off all the skills that made him such a hot prospect to begin with. He even broke out a few new tricks, like a seriously powerful slam that sent Barnett flying through the air like a child instead of a 250-pound man. Or the slick submission defense he used to escape the clutches of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with more taps on his record (17) than Cormier has total fights (10).After five rounds and 25 minutes of battle against a man who goes by the moniker “The Warmaster,” it was clear it’s time to stop underestimating Daniel Cormier and start wondering just how far he can go in this sport. He just turned 33-years-old but the sky, as they say, is the limit.One thing’s for certain. Cormier became a star last night (Sat., May 19, 2012) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.The Octagon awaits. Apparel More From ProMax 440 BJJ GI Presswire Standard Ranked Rashguard Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Lockdown duffle bag Latest From Our Partners Latest From MMA Warehouse Accessories Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Gloves Sale MMAmania.com There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam
Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Lockdown duffle bag Accessories More From Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Fedor Emelianenko lost earlier Monday in Japan to Bob Sapp.No, it’s not what you think.It was actually part of a celebrity 17-man arm wrestling tournament that also included UFC fighters Alistair Overeem, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Mark Hunt, as well as other MMA stars well known in Japan like Kazushi Sakuraba and Kevin Randleman, and famous kickboxers Jerome LeBanner and Francisco Filho. Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in Gloves Apparel ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Good Night Tee MMA Fighting Latest From Our Partners Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career More: ProMax 440 BJJ GI Sapp won the tournament, beating Baruto, a 415-pound Estonian who was a famous sumo in Japan until retiring earlier this year. Sapp beat a sumo named Aoiyama and Terry Holland, whose background is not known, before beating Emelianenko in the semifinals.Sapp is easily most famous MMA fighter in Japan, even though he’s turned into a joke in recent years. He was a hard to explain cultural phenomenon a decade ago and was a huge ratings draw for years when he would fight on television.In his first-round match, Emelianenko put the arm down of Filho.He next beat Hakuho, a Mongolian sumo Grand champion. That is the equivalent of being a Hall of Famer in that sport as there have been less than 100 Grand Champions in history. He followed beating Nigerian comedian Bobby Ologun, who did a number of high-profile MMA fights on Japan’s biggest shows, before Emelianenko lost to Sapp.The tournament was a live network special that aired in prime time on the Fuji Network in Japan. A similar tournament last year, also won by Sapp, who beat Overeem in the finals, was a big ratings hit.Overeem was eliminated in the first round by an Egyptian sumo named Oosunarashi. Hunt, who lost to Sapp in the quarterfinals last year, was eliminated in the first round by LeBanner. LeBanner, one of the most popular kickboxers in Japan from the heyday of the sport their in the late 90s and early 00s, then beat handball superstar Daisuke Miyazaki, before losing to Baruto in the semifinals.Yamamoto, who is still under UFC contract but hasn’t fought in almost two years due to injuries, lost in the first round to Koki Kameda, a former WBC flyweight boxing champion. Kameda is Japan’s most popular boxer. Sakuraba was put down in the first round by the much bigger Kazuhiro Kiyohara, a 46-year-old retired baseball superstar who is a legend in Japan as his 525 career home runs are fifth best of all-time.The other former MMA fighter in the tournament was Yoshihiro Takayama, best known as a pro wrestler in Japan, but his Pride match with Don Frye is among the most famous MMA fights ever held in Japan. Takayama was eliminated by Ologun.Randleman was eliminated in the first round by Baruto. Latest From MMA Warehouse Sale Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson Gordon Ryan Competition Kit James Law, MMA Fighting Standard Ranked Rashguard Standard BJJ Gi
More From Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Latest From Our Partners Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt More: Apparel Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? ProMax 440 BJJ GI Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Critics of women’s MMA have pointed out, really ever since the heavy push of Gina Carano in the Elite XC days, that the promotion of that side of the sport is as much or more about looks than actual fighting ability.It’s a charge that has some truth to it. In today’s UFC, looks alone without fighting ability means nothing. But does it get you preferential treatment? Even today, the answer is clearly a yes. Like most things promoters do when it comes to decisions not based directly on wins and losses, it has to do with selling what the public is going to buy. The success of Paige VanZant as a television draw and as an overall star as compared to fighters who are clearly levels above her is clear evidence this still exists today.With the women, the fact was that prior to the UFC, the biggest women’s star was Carano, and when she retired after her loss to Cris Cyborg, interest in women’s MMA declined greatly. It was revived a few years later, and while Ronda Rousey’s looks didn’t get her the championships and quick wins, they did help make her a huge draw and gave her early opportunities to be in the spotlight and get early title shots that she otherwise wouldn’t have gotten.Even though Cyborg’s win over Carano was high profile, it didn’t lead to her being able to carry women’s MMA, which declined with her as the top star. But years later, eventually wins can matter, since Cyborg has proven to be one of the few legitimate drawing cards in the UFC today.But this is not just a women’s thing.Case in point is Sage Northcutt. This past Saturday, Northcutt, the heavily hyped 22-year-old who looks like he came right out of a starring role in a teen show like “Saved by the Bell,” with a fitness model physique, was second from the top at UFC Boise.Keep in mind that Northcutt, while 6-2 in UFC, has never faced anyone with any kind of a name except Mickey Gall. Gall, who finished Northcutt in the second round on the highly rated “Sage and Paige” FOX special on Dec. 17, 2016, became a star by beating C.M. Punk in a highly publicized contest.Northcutt’s positioning on Saturday came while competing on a show that included former UFC title contenders like Chad Mendes, Liz Carmouche, and Cat Zingano, as well as several fighters who have more than proven themselves to be top tier over the course of long careers like Dennis Bermudez, Darren Elkins, and Eddie Wineland, not to mention top-10 ranked Marion Reneau and a legitimate fighter on the rise in Alexander Volkanovski.Northcutt (11-2), struggled in the first round, but did come back to beat Zak Ottow (16-6) by finishing him in the second round in what would have to be considered his biggest career win.The sad reality is that the general public gravitates toward people like this and promoters are out there serving what they perceive the public wants. In boxing, if somebody like Northcutt came along, they’d be protected for years. And at first, Northcutt was protected by the UFC, but his first loss came to a fighter who was believed not to offer much of a threat. His second loss, to Gall, was one where he figured to have a tougher time, but it was also a key match on a network special.Some of Northcutt’s skills with his karate background from childhood are very clear. And he certainly can improve. But give him a normal face and body, and he probably wouldn’t even be in the UFC, let alone already being in a television commercial and booked high on cards.Let’s look at how Fortunes Changed for Five of the stars of Saturday night’s show.JUNIOR DOS SANTOS — As a former UFC heavyweight champion with a long tenure as a headliner, dos Santos (19-5) defeated the debuting Blagoy Ivanov (16-2, 1 NC). Ivanov was best known for beating Fedor Emelianenko en route to winning the world sambo championship, and making a comeback in MMA after nearly being stabbed to death.Barring being called to be an injury fill-in, dos Santos isn’t likely for a title shot until after the retirement of current champion Daniel Cormier. Dos Santos won every round over Ivanov in workmanlike fashion. But he didn’t do it in a manner where anyone came out of it thinking he needs to get a title shot soon. Francis Ngannou (11-3) has been talked about as a potential next opponent. It’s good for Ngannou, who needs redemption after his terrible performance the prior week in losing a decision to Derrick Lewis. Dos Santos is a big enough name that a victory over him will jump-start Ngannou back near the top of the division.As far as quickly getting in the title fight discussion, there is an obvious direction. Dos Santos should push now for his trilogy fight with Stipe Miocic (13-3). Each has a win over the other. For both, it’s the right win to get the winner an eventual title shot.CHAD MENDES — Coming off a two-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, Mendes (18-4) returned and scored a first-round win over Myles Jury (17-3), signalling he needs to be taken seriously.For Mendes, he could next face the winner of the Aug. 4 fight with Cub Swanson (25-9) vs. Renato Moicano (12-1-1). He also could be put in as a test for rising fighters Alexander Volkanovski (18-1) or Zabit Magomedsharipov (15-1).NIKO PRICE — Price (12-1, 1 NC) scored what could end up being a candidate for knockout of the year, not so much for the devastation, but for the positioning. Price threw hammer fists from the bottom to finish Randy Brown (10-3), in a fight Brown had been winning.Next future opponents could be Michel Prazeres (25-2) or Siyar Bahadurzada (24-6-1), either of which will be a step above the level of competition that he has been facing.CAT ZINGANO — Zingano (10-3) was a takedown and ground control machine in winning over Marion Reneau (9-4-1).Zingano has been battling one injury after another for years, but hadn’t won a fight since beating Amanda Nunes four years ago. Nunes is doubtful going to face Zingano next, since her bout with Cris Cyborg is looming. A good next opponent to earn a title shot would be against Aspen Ladd (6-0) or Raquel Pennington (9-6).ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI — Volkanovski scored his biggest career win over top-ten ranked Darren Elkins (25-6). The biggest question coming out of the fight was how the fight was how two judges gave Elkins a round when none of the rounds seemed all that close and the first round probably should have been a 10-8, given Volkanovski scored two knockdowns and had several near submissions.With 15 wins in a row, highlighted by a domination of a tough Elkins, it’s time for Volkanovsky to face top-10 competition, if not top-five. Mendes and Mirsad Bektic (13-1) look to make the most sense. Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Good Night Tee Standard BJJ Gi Latest From MMA Warehouse Sage Northcutt was victorious at UFC Boise. 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113 8/16/2017, 11:13 a.m. By Jamie Ducharme· Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Research Always Hungry? Reach for This Snack, a New Study Says Beth Israel Deaconess researchers found that a specific food may curb your cravings. Print Photo via istock.com/joebelangerThe results of a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are pretty nuts.BIDMC researchers found that eating walnuts, which have long been lauded as a healthy snack, may help you stay full longer and make better food choices. But it’s not just walnuts’ nutritional profile that makes them a handy diet aid—according to the study, the nuts actually activate a part of the brain that regulates satiety and cravings.“We know people report feeling fuller after eating walnuts, but it was pretty surprising to see evidence of activity changing in the brain related to food cues, and by extension what people were eating and how hungry they feel,” says first author Olivia Farr in a statement.For the study, which was published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, the BIDMC group recruited 10 individuals with obesity to live in the hospital’s clinical research center for two five-day stints. During one stay, they drank a daily smoothie containing 48 grams of walnuts. (That’s roughly 20 walnut halves.) During the other, they drank smoothies that were walnut-free, but otherwise comparable to the first batch. Participants did not know when they were drinking the nut smoothie versus the placebo.As researchers expected, individuals reported feeling less hungry when their daily drink contained walnuts. But the most interesting finding came from brain imaging scans taken on the fifth day of each stay.Participants were shown images of desirable foods, such as hamburgers and sweets; neutral, non-food objects; and less desirable foods, such as vegetables. Consistently, those on the walnut diet showed increased activity in the insula, a part of the brain thought to be involved in cognitive control, and in regulating hunger and cravings. This means, essentially, that individuals eating nuts were better able to control their appetites and respond to the healthier, “less desirable” food options.“We know there’s no ambiguity in terms of study results,” says corresponding author Christos Mantzoros in the statement. “When participants eat walnuts, this part of their brain lights up, and we know that’s connected with what they are telling us about feeling less hungry or more full.”In the short-term, the study suggests that walnuts may be a valuable weight management tool. But BIDMC will also continue studying how walnuts and other foods affect the brain, in hopes of someday using the findings to develop new drugs and treatments for weight-related conditions.As for you? It can’t hurt to make walnuts your desk snack of choice.
102 Restaurant News Nine Boston Bars for Celebrating Negroni Week Raise a toast (and support some worthwhile charities) by sipping these spins on the classic cocktail. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* By Jacob Abrams· Summer cocktail season is in full swing, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with an entire week dedicated to one of Italy’s greatest alcoholic exports: the Negroni. Through Sunday, June 30th, dozens of Boston-area bars are stirring glasses of the ruby-red concoction in honor of Negroni Week, an annual charity initiative that first launched in 2013 with 120 participating bars and restaurants. Since then, Negroni Week has exploded into a nation-wide event. Nearly 1,000 bars and restaurants from all across the country are currently participating, and over $2 million has been raised for various charities since its inception. (Who said nothing good can come from drinking?)If you’re interested in imbibing to support some worthy causes, here are nine places in town to grab a seat and start sipping–plus a little background on the organizations you’ll support. (You can find the a full list of local participants here.)Behold, Negronis at Back Bar. / Photo courtesy of Sam TreadwayBackbarThis clandestine cocktail hideout is curating a list of special Negronis, including the Smoking Section, which features woody, warming Scotch whiskey made by Compass Box Distillery.How it helps: Backbar will be sending a portion of Negroni Week profits to the WILD Foundation. The Colorado non-profit concentrates their efforts into preserving some of the world’s most vulnerable animal species and conserving the land that sustains these critters.7 Sanborn Ct., Somerville, backbarunion.com.Photo courtesy of BanyanBanyan Bar + RefugeBanyan has embraced the season with a Negroni that’s fitting for the heat: the Grass Skirt, a sunny mix of pineapple Campari, tropical Tiki Gin made by Ipswich-based Privateer Rum, and sweet vermouth. Have one, then hula to your heart’s content.How it helps: Banyan has chosen to support Outside In, a Maine charity that fights poverty and homelessness in the LGBTQIA+ community up in Portland.553 Tremont St., Boston, 617-556-4211, banyanboston.com.Brighton BodegaThe eclectic small-plates-and-cocktails joint is joining the Negroni Week party with three interpretations that fit right in to their globally-minded bar program. First is the Osaka Negroni, which features a Japanese twist on the traditional formula; it’s made with Roku gin, a version of the spirit that’s crafted with Asian botanicals like yuzu and cherry blossoms. Next up is the Café Del Diablo, a caffeinated take on the cocktail that’s made with coffee-tinged Mezcal. Rounding out the offerings is a nod to NOLA: a Sazerac-infused Negroni called the Sazerac Boulevardier.How it helps: A cut of the cash from Negroni sales will benefit Muttville, a Bay Area dog rescue organization that provides senior pups with food, shelter, and love.328 Washington St., Brighton, 617-208-8698, brightonbodega.com.DrinkBarbara Lynch’s menu-less cocktail den is stirring up traditional, faithfully-executed offerings of Negroni Week’s eponymous cocktail. Head to Drink’s industrial-chic space down in Fort Point, and you’ll also find a small but mighty lineup of snacks to accompany your sipping: think lamb nachos, mushroom hushpuppies, and beet hummus.How it helps: A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a Brookline-based food rescue service that delivers fresh produce to food pantries and community centers throughout Eastern Massachusetts.348 Congress St., Boston, 617-695-1806, drinkfortpoint.com.Photo courtesy of Doña HabanaDoña Habana RestaurantThis vibrant and colorful Cuban lounge and restaurant in the South End will serve a so-dubbed Negroni Maracucho, crafted with Santa Teresa Rum and cream sherry. Pro-tip: Scarf some booze-soaking Cubanitos while you’re gulping these down.How it helps: Doña Habana is supporting the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial and legal assistance to workers in the restaurant industry who straddle the poverty line.811 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 617-708-1182, donahabanarestaurant.com.Photo courtesy of Eastern Standard.Eastern StandardThis Kenmore Square stalwart has dreamed up two unique riffs for Negroni Week. There’s the Negroni Milk Punch, a fragrant blend of Tanqueray 10 gin, strawberry-infused Campari, Lillet Blanc, fennel, and citrus milk punch. You can also sail by for the Yacht Club, which consists of Privateer Tiki Rum, Campari, and Dolin Blanc vermouth, finished with a sweet kiss of pineapple. In addition to serving these specially-crafted cocktails all week, Eastern Standard will be hosting a blowout to celebrate the end of Negroni Week, on Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m.How it helps: A cut of Eastern Standard’s Negroni sales will benefit the Surfrider Foundation, a Cali-based charity that aims to preserve the environmental sanctity of coastlines all around the globe.528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-9100, easternstandardboston.com.Photo courtesy of the Gallows.The GallowsThe South End gastropub will be offering the Scarlet Witch, a frighteningly good take on the Negroni that’s made with fruity fig-infused gin and strawberry Campari, topped off with sweet vermouth. A few of these, and you’ll be speaking in tongues.How it helps: The Gallows will donate one dollar from every Negroni sold to Lambda Legal, a non-profit firm that fights to ensure full civil rights for LGBTQ individuals and those living with HIV/AIDS.1395 Washington St., Boston, 617-425-0200, thegallowsboston.com.Nab a Negroni at the Hawthorne / Photo by Anna Schindelar GaggianoThe HawthorneThis cocktail haven—presided over by spirits gurus Jackson Cannon and Jared Sadoian—is doling out glasses of a sun-kissed Negroni called the Jungle Bird. In addition to the usual suspects of gin, vermouth, and Campari, this riff on the drink features shots of pineapple and black rum, plus a dash of pineapple syrup. And take note: Campari will be highlighted at the Sunday, June 30 installment of the bar’s summer-long “Sunday Swizzle” series, which always brings a different guest bartender to the patio.How it helps: A cut of the Negroni sales at the Hawthorne will go to Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), a non-profit that provides financial support to the families of people working in every sector of the food industry.500A Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-9150, thehawthornebar.com.Photo providedKamakuraThis upscale Japanese spot nestled in the Financial District (which, by the way, just landed on our 2019 Best of Boston list), has developed a traditional Negroni—coined the One and Only—that consists of exquisite expressions of each component: Nikka Coffey Gin and Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth join the Campari in the mix. Another variant, named Dark & Delicious, features the addition of nutty and bitter Amaro Don Ferne.How it helps: Kamakura is sending a portion of their Negroni funds to the James Beard Foundation, the culinary catalyst that nurtures young chefs and provides scholarships and grants to promising individuals all across the food and drink industry.150 State St, Boston, 617-377-4588, kamakuraboston.com. Print 6/27/2019, 9:00 a.m.