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(NewsUSA) - In 1967, one of today's most iconic runners made her mark in history.Despite an angry official who tried to push her off the course of the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer defiantly ran on, broke barriers and became the first woman to officially complete the legendary race.Today, at the age of 70, Switzer continues to defy the odds.This year, she ran the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon again to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her historic milestone and continued to inspire others to break new ground. She also announced a partnership with the health and well-being company, Humana, to help celebrate seniors, encourage them to take an optimistic view of aging, and live healthy, active lifestyles."When the Boston Marathon race director tried to shove me off the course in 1967, my life's purpose was crystalized. I knew I wanted to be a champion for others committed to blazing their own path," Switzer says."I'm working with Humana to inspire seniors to achieve their best health, so they can experience all that life has to offer."Switzer shared tips on how she maintains an optimistic outlook on aging, and why she believes that great things are ahead when your health is ready -- no matter what age you are!Don't let your age define you.The biggest tip is to realize that you're never too old, too slow or too out-of-shape to begin living an active lifestyle. Whether it's walking the dog a bit further than usual, or taking a swim at the local health club -; finding ways to get active can help you live healthier and be more optimistic.Take it one step at a time. Allow time to adjust to a new routine. Start small and build on your efforts in small intervals. Listen to your body and be proud of your progress.Two is better than one. To help you stay motivated, get a buddy who has similar fitness goals. If a buddy is waiting for you, you won't worry about being embarrassed or feeling slow; it'll just be the two of you. There are few things greater than sharing victories and accomplishments with someone close.Make time for rest. Equally as important as staying active is ensuring that your body recovers from the stress endured from physical activity. Not only will your body thank you, but you will grow to love your active lifestyle more without aches and pains holding you back.Switzer recently took her message to the National Senior Games presented by Humana, one example of how the company is committed to championing seniors and breaking barriers -- namely, the stereotypes associated with seniors in today's society -- and proving that with a healthy body and mind, age is truly just a number. While at the Games, she participated in the 10K Road Race in a celebratory role and presented an inspiring and encouraging speech at the Celebration of Athletes.In addition to being a fierce advocate for seniors and optimistic aging, Switzer has been a lifelong advocate for women runners in general.In 1972, she co-founded the first women's-only road race; in 1984, she led the drive to get the women's marathon into the Olympic Games; and in 2015, she founded 261 Fearless, a global non-profit that empowers and connects women through the transformative action of running, and encouraging them to overcome life obstacles and embrace healthy living."I think optimism is everything and you don't have to be a marathon runner to possess it," Switzer says."The more you do, the more you can do!"  

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(NewsUSA) - CME Group has once again partnered with National 4-H Council to sponsor the interactive and educational Commodity Carnival, which will visit 120 state and county fairs in the Midwest during the summer and fall of 2017. The Commodity Carnival and companion app, Risk Ranch, give players a fun and engaging way to learn about agriculture by bringing a steer to market."CME Group's roots are in agriculture, and we are pleased to provide this program for the fifth straight year," says CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy."We look forward to helping the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders to better understand the concept of risk management in a fun way and from a young age."The participants in the Commodity Carnival will learn how to grow and bring a "steer" to market. If they are successful, they can win a blue ribbon while improving their literacy in agriculture science and basic economics."Our partnership with CME Group has allowed us to instill fundamentals of risk management and basic economics with young people throughout fair season and beyond," says National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo."This program helps students develop problem solving, communication and technical competence skills, and those are essential for both positive youth development and preparation for the workforce."The Commodity Carnival's entertainment and education is not limited just to the fairgrounds. Kids can continue to learn about real-life cost and risk management through the award-winning agriculture app developed by CME Group, "Risk Ranch." This enjoyable and informative game can be downloaded free of charge either online or on your mobile device.To learn more about Risk Ranch or see a list of the 120 fairs participating this fair season, visit www.cmegroup.com/4hcarnival.

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(NewsUSA) - Most companies know the need to go mobile to make their workforce more productive and efficient, but many don't know what is needed outside of buying some tablets and software.The truth is, companies simply don't consider how a mobile employee will carry or use a tablet while out in the field -- whether that be an actual field, the floors of an emergency room, the roof of a hail-damaged house or the halls of a huge hotel.The problem is elegant in its simplicity -- a tablet, like any tool, must be easily carried and accessible at all times.For most of us who sit behind a computer all day, this doesn't seem like an issue -- but think about what it would be like to climb a ladder while, at the same time, juggling a tablet.A mobile device-carrying solution is just as important for anyone working with a tablet (such as an iPad) as it is for a carpenter needing a toolbelt for a hammer.Mobility is all about efficiency and increased productivity. If executed right, that's the end result. If executed wrong, it can be a costly mistake, hazardous to the worker's safety.Enter RUNNUR, a hands-free, wearable system that locks a tablet directly to an employee's side via a standard belt or heavy-duty belt clip.In one simple click, the system solves the problem of carrying a tablet for on-the-go work, even keeping it safe from inadvertent drops by way of a tethering system (much like a tiny rock climber's rope)."Our products provide a unique combination of attributes: hands-free functionality, device access in one second, and protection against dropping," says Andrew Hamra, CEO of RUNNUR."We don't expect a carpenter to carry his hammer around by hand all day. Neither should we expect someone to do the same with their tablet."Get more information or purchase your own RUNNUR at mobiletechgear.com

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Five words or less(NewsUSA) - This fall, like clockwork, Apple, Inc. will launch its iPhone 8, with yet another new operating system. Added to the mix will be the launch of Apple Pay Cash and sending money inside its messenger app, also known as Peer to Peer (P2P). The problem is that millions of Apple and Android users won't be able to use it. The reason is that you must have an iPhone 6 or higher to be compatible with iOS11, which means that of the more than 90 million iPhone users in the United States, approximately 55 million will not have access to Apple Pay Cash and P2P. This gap in service by two of the largest technology companies in the world could send all of the excluded iPhone and Android users to seek an alternative way to send money and have it loaded to a card. Enter MovoCash, the brainchild of Eric Solis, which has created a payment platform that allows consumers to link their bank accounts to their MovoCash account for mobile payments with no limitation on the number of supported banks. Unlike Apple Pay or Android Pay, MovoCash eliminates the need for retailers to buy expensive equipment. "MovoCash is a transformative way to think about payments," says Eric Solis, CEO and founder of the company. "It always bugged me that companies like Apple would roll out a product that is so hard to use. You have to have a newer iPhone, you have to have a card that supports Apple Pay, you have to go to a merchant that supports Apple Pay. At the end of the day, so many consumers are locked out of the digital economy. We fixed all of that with MovoCash," says Eric Solis, founder of the company. To that point, MovoCash allows users (and even non-users) to send money to a friend instantly. And that friend can then turn around and buy a latte. Some of the many advantages of Movocash compared to Apple Pay are that: * Apple Pay can only be used by iPhone owners. With Movo- Cash, you can send money to anyone who has a smart phone. * Only about 1 in 3 retailers support Apple Pay, while MovoCash is supported by more than 99.9 percent of retailers. * Apple Pay can be spent where Apple Pay is accepted (usually not online) or sent to your bank. MovoCash, on the other hand, can be spent at nearly 100 percent of merchants. You can also get cash at an ATM, cash back with a purchase, pay bills, send someone a check, or shop online. Consider this: according to Gartner, Inc., an American research and advisory firm providing information technology-related insight, of the 431 million smart phones sold worldwide in 2016, 352 million were Android devices and 77 million were iPhones. This is important because MovoCash has plans to expand globally. As for the domestic market, there are 107 million Android smart phones in the United States and 90 million iPhones, of which 55 million are iPhone 5 or older. This means that a total of 142 million smart phone users in the United States will be blocked from using Apple Pay Cash. Alternatively, MovoCash works across all devices and has plans for global expansion. "We are thrilled with the capabilities created with MovoCash," says Solis. "Our technology is available now and has many more features that make managing your money much easier than any other tool on the market." For more information, visit https://movo.cash/.

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(NewsUSA) - Want to volunteer to make things better, but think you lack the time? You're not alone. A new survey conducted by State Farm found that busy lifestyles is one of the biggest barriers keeping people from getting as involved as they'd like. And since 77 percent say they prefer volunteering with those they know, the summer months - with kids off from school - offer parents the ideal opportunity to perform their good deeds with the entire family. Two of the best suggestions that take maybe an hour each? Drawing pictures to send to veterans, and cleaning up a local beach or park. See other ideas and the full-sized image here. 

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Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Ten years after the U.S. financial crisis of 2007, a survey from the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement found that middle-income boomers feel less than secure about their financial future, with almost 100 percent surveyed saying the economy has not fully recovered, and 65 percent believing they have not personally benefitted at all from any recovery. Prior to the economic crash, many baby boomers had a clear vision of their retirement, but now say in all likelihood they will not be as financially independent as they once thought. Fortunately, resources from organizations such as Bankers Life can help middle-income boomers better plan for retirement with useful tips and how-to's, because no one should have to choose between having to pay for long-term care and buying groceries. Learn more at www.BankersLife.com/TopTips1. See full-sized image here.

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Five words or less(NewsUSA) -As the warm weather of spring and summer arrives, ambitious and well-intentioned homeowners embark on cleaning, maintenance, and improvement projects that often involve roofs, gutters, and ladders. However, working on a ladder can be dangerous. Consider this: every year, approximately 164,000 people visit emergency rooms in the United States because of ladder accidents, according to data from the World Health Organization. Underscoring the fact that lack of knowledge about ladder safety is a growing problem are recent survey results published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine which found that the number of ladder-related injuries in the United States has increased by more than 50 percent in 15 years. Professionals and nonprofessionals alike can benefit by keeping some safety tips in mind, courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission: -Stand firm. When positioning a ladder anywhere around your home, be sure to place it level on firm ground. -Have a partner, but go solo. When climbing a ladder, have another person with you to hold the lower end for extra safety and support. However, only one person at a time should be on a ladder so it doesn't become top-heavy and fall over. -Don't go to the top. Never stand on the top rung of a ladder, and don't reach from a ladder. Instead, climb down and move the ladder to the location of your choice. -Watch for doors. Never place a ladder near a door that can be opened; an unexpected exit could lead to a ladder accident. -Be shoe smart. Wear shoes with clean, dry soles when working on ladders. Avoid sandals or flip flops. Most importantly, don't forget the rule of three: According to the American Ladder Institute, the "Three Points of Contact" rule means keeping either two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand in contact with the steps, rungs, or side rails of a ladder at all times to reduce chances of a slip or fall. Gutter cleaning and maintenance are among the highest risk activities for ladder injuries. One option to reduce the risk is to install rain dispersal gutters that don't require routine cleaning. Products such as the Rainhandler Rain Dispersal system are engineered to keep leaves and debris out of gutters. Visit www.rainhandler.com for more information about how the right gutter management can simplify home maintenance.

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(NewsUSA) - Forget low-carb diets and Atkins; those sweet, succulent spuds are once again finding their place among meat and vegetables at the dinner table.To celebrate its return to center stage, Kita Roberta of Girl Carnivore is recognizing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, while still including your favorite proteins.To that end, Girl Carnivore has created a recipe that is packed with carrots, beets, kale and Idaho potatoes. Add the sweetness of maple aioli and you've got yourself a good-for-you meal. Roasted Roots and Chicken Power Bowl with Maple Aioli * 4 Russet Idaho potatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch cubes* 3 carrots* 1 turnip, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, and then cut into wedges* 1 red onion, cut into wedges* 1 cup butternut squash, peeled and chopped* 2 beets, rinsed, peeled, cut in half and then cut into wedges* 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided* Salt and pepper* 3 sprigs fresh thyme, removed from stem* 3 cups Swiss chard, removed from stem and chopped* 1 garlic clove, minced* 1 cup cooked rotisserie chicken, chopped For the Maple Aioli * 3 tablespoons fresh mayonnaise* 1 tablespoon maple syrup* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamonPreheat the oven to 425 degreeF. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.Toss all of the vegetables in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.Arrange the vegetables in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with thyme. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden and fork-tender, flipping once, halfway through.Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium-heat. Sauté the Swiss chard with the chopped garlic until wilted, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.Whisk the mayonnaise with the maple syrup and cinnamon until combined. Spoon into a serving dish.Divide the chard evenly in serving bowls. Top with the roasted vegetables and chopped rotisserie chicken. Serve with the maple aioli on the side for dipping.For more recipes, visit theIdaho Potato Commission's website at https://idahopotato.com.

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(NewsUSA) - Back in the late 1800s, hordes of miners descended on Colorado's Custer County to seek their fortunes. They staked nearly 100 individual claims, and mined large amounts of top-grade silver and gold from the ground. The area even acquired a revealing name: the Hardscrabble Silver District.The mines fell on hard times by the 1920s. But there was plenty of ore left in the ground. When one of the properties in the District, called Silver Cliff, was explored using modern techniques in the 1980s, geologists found some of the highest levels of silver ore ever measured in North America -- and estimated that the area contained 40 million to 50 million ounces of silver. That would be worth more than three-quarters of a billion dollars at today's prices.Still, the Silver Cliff property and others like it remained untapped -- until now.A North America-based company called Viscount Mining Corp (TSXV: VML, OTCQB:VLMGF) has realized the potential of both Silver Cliff and a similar historical mining property in Nevada called Cherry Creek. As he explains in a recent interview with Stock-Sector, Viscount CEO Jim MacKenzie did the painstaking work of acquiring the properties. Then he oversaw a new round of geological exploration in which new test holes were paired with the holes drilled in the previous testing at Silver Cliff.The results from this new exploration have now come in -- and they are extremely impressive. The data shows up to 67 ounces of silver per ton of ore at Silver Cliff, confirming the great promise shown in the earlier results. Viscount is now planning the next phase of drilling to verify and expand the resource, looking towards full-scale mine operations.Meanwhile, the company is also moving ahead with its Cherry Creek property in Nevada, which includes more than 400 past claims and more than 20 mines that produce silver, gold, and tungsten."With these two valuable mining properties, I think that Viscount Mining Corp. is ideally positioned to take advantage of the long-term demand for -- and rising prices of -- silver and gold,"says professional geologist Howard Lahti, Ph.D, Viscount's Vice President of Exploration. 

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(NewsUSA) - Many of us spend our summer soaking up the sun. Kids are out of school, outdoor sports are plenty, and people are enjoying warm weather activities. However, spending a lot of time outside in the elements puts you at risk for dehydration-related concerns.While most people know that water is critical for your health, what you may not know is that water makes up about 55 to 65 percent of your body. Many may be surprised to know that losing only four percent of your body weight -- roughly the equivalent of riding a bike for three hours in extreme heat without rehydrating -- may cause you to faint.1The following simple tips from Dr. Ralph Holsworth, a board-certified family medicine physician and head of clinical and scientific research for Essentia Water, will help you stay well hydrated this summer:* Sip with purpose; don't chug. -- When you drink too much water at once, it passes through your system too quickly, failing to go to the kidneys. This can lead to dehydration despite the amount of water you may be drinking. Drinking too much water can also cause cramping, as well as bloating and stomach pains, due to loss of electrolytes. Aim to take a sip of water every 15-20 minutes when you're playing sports or when it's hot outside and you should be right on track.* Aim to drink 3 liters a day. -- The age-old 8-glasses-a-day rule doesn't always suffice in the hot summer months. People should try to drink 12 glasses a day, especially if they are planning on working out, playing sports or spending excessive amounts of time in the sun. A good trick to know if you're drinking enough water is to keep your urine the color of straw (or transparent yellow).* Bring water with you. -- Spending more time out of the house often means less easy access to water. When you leave for a day at the beach, make sure you throw enough bottles of water in your beach bag to last throughout the day. Keeping a case of water in your car is another way to ensure you'll always have water on hand.* Limit sun exposure. -- Not shielding yourself properly in the sun causes you to sweat more, which can lead to quicker dehydration. Wearing cotton clothes that are breathable in the heat and a hat that covers your ears will help protect you from potentially dangerous health issues such as heat exhaustion.Whether you're an athlete, a weekend warrior or just want to take better care of yourself, staying hydrated is essential to a healthy body, especially during the hot summer months. John Ross III2, wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, knows a thing or two about the importance of staying hydrated, especially during the summer heat."I push my body to the max every day and sometimes it can get into the 90s during practice," says the recent first-round pick in this year's NFL draft."If I'm planning to exercise outside in the heat, I always prioritize two things -- sleep and staying hydrated. I always get at least 8 hours of sleep and always have a bottle of water by my side."For more information about Essentia Water, visit www.essentiawater.com1 Research from Stavros Kavouras, director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.2 John Ross III has a paid sponsorship agreement with Essentia.  

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