BY CHUCK SLATER
SPECIAL TO TOWNLINK NEWS + VIEWS
Ossining’s Jamie Loeb, a North Carolina freshman, won the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate title on Nov. 10, defeating defending champ Robin Anderson in the final, 6-3, 6-2, at the National Tennis Center in New York.
“I think it’s a great accomplishment, especially as a freshman,” said Loeb, who won her second straight college major tourney.
Loeb did not drop a set in the event.
November 12, 2013 | BruceApar
Protecting your peepers from the sun’s harmful rays
(Family Features) Most people aren’t aware that the sun can do damage to their eyes when they are unprotected from ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Ultraviolet radiation is invisible to the human eye and damage is cumulative over time, so it’s imperative for everyone – from young kids to grandparents – to take the necessary steps to protect their eyes. Wearing sunglasses is an easy way to shield the eyes while outdoors, but it’s important to look beyond the choices in frames and find sunglasses with lenses that offer the best UV protection.
E-SPF(r), or Eye Sun Protection Factor, is a global index created by Essilor International that rates the overall UV protection clear and sunglass lenses provide for the eyes versus going without eyewear.
Varied degrees of protection
Lenses with an E-SPF index of 50+ means your eyes are 50 times more protected than they are without wearing lenses at all. The index ranges from zero to 25 for clear corrective lenses and from zero to 50+ for polarized sunglass lenses.
Finding the right shades
To better protect your eyes from harmful UV rays outdoors look for sunglasses that offer the following:
* Lenses with an E-SPF index of 50+
* Large, close-fitting wrap-around frames to reduce exposure to rays coming from around the lenses
* Polarized lenses – adds protection by reducing glare reflecting off of water, asphalt, windows and snow
Many people are not aware they can also get their eyewear prescription in sun lenses, and a majority of people don’t know there are options for lenses beyond the ones already in the frame. Xperio UV(tm) superior polarized lenses provide users with comprehensive UV protection on both the front and backside of the lenses and reduce the amount of glare from reflective surfaces. Xperio UV lenses have an E-SPF index rating of 50+ and deliver maximum scratch resistance and cleanability.
From everyday activities to outdoor sports and recreation, your eyes deserve protection from harmful sun exposure. To learn more about protective eyewear for any season, including Xperio UV polarized sunglasses, visit www.xperiouv.com.
*These materials were provided by Essilor of America
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May 27, 2015 | admin
Source: Essilor of America
BY CHUCK SLATER
Turning professional is a huge milestone for any athlete.
For a baseball, basketball, football or soccer player, turning pro is turnkey when a professional franchise signs you. With the solo sports of golf and tennis, it is strictly a matter of when the time feels ripe for the individual athlete.
It is a decision being contemplated by Mahopac golfer Luke Feehan.
Young golfer Luke Feehan says the ultimate test of how good a golfer he is would be trying out for the pro tour. Photo courtesy Luke Feehan
In recent weeks, the 23-year-old Feehan registered his biggest victory ever, winning the New York State Amateur championship. On the same day, Brewster’s Mike Miller, who turned professional less than a year ago, put his first pro victory in his golf bag, winning the New York State Open.
The coincidence was hardly lost on Feehan.
“Yes, I’m considering turning pro,” he said, “I’m going to play a lot of golf over the rest of the summer and then reach a decision.”
And his family is fully behind him. Dad Terry and Luke’s uncles own a small insurance agency, and Luke works for them on a schedule that accommodates his golf tournaments and practices. “My dad caddies for me, too,” the son said; indeed, Terry Feehan was the caddie when Luke won the state amateur.
“My family supports me incredibly. I work part-time around golf,” Luke Feehan said. “I just want to see how good I can be without distractions.” (more…)
August 6, 2014 | BruceApar
(Family Features) Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend of flavor and heat. These easy recipes will get you enjoying the festivities in no time, whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or homegating on your couch.
No matter which team you and your friends are rooting for, there’s one thing that all football fans can agree on: wings are the MVPs of game day. Wings have been holding the line ever since 1964, when Frank’s RedHot was the key ingredient in the first-ever Buffalo wings.
After all these years, there’s a reason wings keep their defending champ status: they’re easy to make and a surefire way to deliver that classic Buffalo flavor. Just bake the wings for half an hour to get that crispy coating, toss with your two-ingredient buffalo sauce and you’re all set. Serve them up with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks and you’ll be on your way to the ultimate tailgate.
In order to make sure you’ve got the win locked in, have more than one play in your back pocket. Turn to another tried-and-true, one-pot classic: chili.
Don’t overthink it – all you need to do is brown some ground beef, add some onion then crushed tomatoes, beans, hot sauce and seasoning. All you need is 15 minutes to build flavor and you’re good to go. Even easier, let your slow cooker do the work. Finish it off with shredded cheese, scallions, sour cream and more hot sauce, and you’ll have the hearty chili you need to keep the tailgate going strong. Enjoy your chili on its own or spoon it on top of hot dogs, nachos and whatever else you have on your plate.
For more tailgate tips and great-tasting game day recipes, visit franksredhot.com/recipes.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
2 1/2 pounds chicken wing pieces
1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
1/3 cup butter, melted
blue cheese dressing
Heat oven to 450 F.
In foil-lined pan, bake wings 30 minutes until crispy, turning once.
In bowl, combine sauce and butter.
Toss wings in sauce to coat completely.
Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.
2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
1 can (15-19 ounces) kidney beans, undrained
1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
2 packages (1 1/4 ounces) chili seasoning mix
shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
sour cream (optional)
In large, nonstick pot, cook beef until browned.
Add onion; cook 3 minutes. Drain.
Stir in tomatoes, beans, sauce and seasoning mix. Heat to boiling. Stir often.
Simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes, or until flavors are blended. Stir often.
Garnish, as desired, with shredded cheddar cheese, scallions and sour cream.
October 25, 2017 | admin
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There are a ton of social networking web sites. But one stands apart for a very special reason—-this one saves lives. It’s MatchingDonors.com. MatchingDonors.com links organ donors with people in need of kidney and other transplants. In the U.S. 22 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. Most of them for kidneys. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone in need of an organ transplant, visit MatchingDonors.com, home of the greatest gift of all …the gift of life. MatchingDonors.com.
January 20, 2016 | admin
(Family Features) Many Americans have milk in their refrigerator, but what types of milk are they drinking? There are different types of dairy milk to fit every age and lifestyle – whether it’s organic, flavored or lactose-free, there are a variety of fat and calorie levels to choose from.
The primary options available are whole milk (3.25 percent), reduced-fat milk (2 percent), lowfat milk (1 percent) and fat free milk (less than 0.2 percent). These percentages, which tell how much milk fat is in the milk by weight, are indicated on the label and designated by different cap and label colors.
Every variety of dairy milk, whether lowfat or fat free, contains nine essential nutrients, including eight grams of high-quality protein per cup. Measuring milk fat percentages by weight can seem confusing, but the different types of milk only differ in calories and fat grams, not nutrients. Here’s more information about the different types of milk:
Whole milk contains 150 calories with eight grams of fat per 8-ounce glass and is actually 3.25 percent milkfat by weight, which is not as much as many people think. Many Americans are concerned about consuming fat, but a growing body of research suggests that not all saturated fats are the same, and there may be health benefits from consuming the saturated fats found in dairy. While more research is needed on the potential benefits of dairy fats, many experts agree on milk’s important role in a healthy diet, no matter the kind of dairy milk.
Reduced-fat milk, or two percent milk, contains 120 calories and five grams of fat, and has the same nine essential nutrients as every other type of dairy milk. The percentage does not mean that the glass of milk contains two percent fat, but that the milkfat is two percent of the total weight of the milk.
Similar to reduced-fat milk, lowfat milk has one percent milkfat of the total weight of the milk. It contains 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat in an 8-ounce glass.
Fat free milk
If you want to get the same nutrients as whole milk while cutting calories and fat, fat free milk is a good choice. The fat is skimmed, leaving zero grams of fat and 80 calories per cup. Many people believe that fat free milk is just watered down whole milk, but that is not the case – no water is added and all nine essential nutrients remain intact.
No matter the fat percentage, dairy milk makes a great smoothie base. Try this recipe to incorporate milk’s nutrients into your day, and for more ideas, visit milklife.com.
Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie
1 packet plain instant oatmeal
1/2 cup lowfat or fat free milk
1/2 cup strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
In carafe of blender, combine oatmeal, milk, strawberries, honey and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, blend mixture until smooth. Top with chopped walnuts.
Nutritional information per serving: 280 calories; 7 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 50 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 80 mg sodium; 250 mg calcium (25% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.
April 13, 2016 | admin