EVSC Unveils New EVSC Mobile App

first_imgTo give families an easier and quicker way to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the EVSC and at its schools, the EVSC has created a brand new mobile app for both Android and iPhone users.The free app allows families to select their specific schools in order to receive school news and events. The app also includes other resources such as school breakfast and lunch menus, bus information, how to volunteer and job openings. It also includes a contact section as well as links to EVSC’s Parent Access and athletics.“Through a recent study, we found that more than 60 percent of our families utilize mobile phones to access the Internet,” said Jason Woebkenberg, EVSC Chief Communications Officer. “Because of that high number, we wanted to ensure our families could quickly and easily obtain the information they need in order for them to be involved and engaged in their student’s education.”The app is available for download for Android and iPhone users. It can be downloaded from Google Play or iTunes using the keyword “EVSC.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Studies show coffee can reduce risk of liver cancer

first_imgA study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research this week found that increased coffee consumption may reduce the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer.The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute and compared those who consumed fewer than six cups of coffee per week, those who drank one to three cups per day and those who drank four or more cups per day. It found that those who drank one to three cups per day had a 29 percent reduction in risk for developing HCC, and those who drank four or more cups per day had a 42 percent reduction in risk for developing HCC.The results were consistent regardless of the participants’ ethnicity, sex, body mass index, smoking status, alcohol intake or whether or not they had diabetes.“Coffee intake has been suggested to lower the risk for HCC in epidemiologic studies, but these studies were conducted outside of the United States,” said V. Wendy Setiawan, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. “We wanted to examine whether coffee consumption is associated with risk for developing HCC in multiethnic U.S. populations.”The study analyzed nearly 180,000 male and female participants, including those of Caucasian, African American and Latino descent. The researchers tracked the participants’ coffee consumption and other lifestyle and dietary factors for up to 18 years. At the end of the study, 498 of those involved contracted HCC.Setiawan noted that this study allows coffee to be added as a medical ailment for the treatment of HCC.“Data from a diverse group of men and women from various ethnicities followed up for 18 years showed a statistically significant dose-response relationship between increasing coffee consumption and lowered HCC risk,” Setiawan said. “Now we can add HCC to the list of medical ailments, such as Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, that may be prevented by coffee intake. Daily coffee consumption should be encouraged in individuals who are at high risk for HCC.”last_img read more

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Statistics does not lie: Pjanić better than Vidal and Pogba

first_imgSince his arrival to Juventus, Miralem Pjanic became the target of the fans, former football players and self-appointed experts who talk about his bad games in this club.However, when one looks at Pjanić’s a concrete impact on the game and looks to statistics, both lead to quite different conclusions.For instance, if one looks at 14 matches where Pjanić played, it can be concluded that he  scored five goals and assisted six times, making him more efficient and profitable than Vidal and Pogba with whom he is constantly compared with. Moreover, his movements during the game and the percentage of correct bands are at a high level as well.For all these reasons it is unlikely that Massimilliano Allegri will let Miralem to leave and sign for Arsenal.The only question is when the fans will understand this?(Source: fokus)last_img read more

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