US Markets in green on Friday; Dow 30 up over 345 points, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 up nearly 1%

US Markets were trading in the green on Friday with Dow 30 trading at 30,678.80, up by 1.14%. While S&P 500 was trading at 3,701.66, up by 0.98% and Nasdaq Composite 10,690.60 was also up by 0.71 per cent

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US Markets in green on Friday; Dow 30 up over 345 points, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 up nearly 1%
Earlier today, Indian stock markets ended the week on a winning note. It was the sixth straight gains for equity markets. Source: Reuters
US Markets were trading in the green on Friday with Dow 30 trading at 30,678.80, up by 345.25 points or1.14 per cent. While S&P 500 was trading at 3,701.66, up by 35.88 points or 0.98 per cent and Nasdaq Composite 10,690.60 was also up 75.75 points or 0.71 per cent. A Reuters report said that today’s strength was on the back of a report which said the Federal Reserve will likely debate on signaling plans for a smaller interest rate hike in December, reversing declines set off by social media firms after Snap Inc’s ad warning.

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Nasdaq Top Gainers and Losers

Source: Nasdaq

Earlier today, Indian stock markets ended the week on a winning note. It was the sixth straight gains for equity markets. The BSE Sensex ended at 59,307.15, up by 104.25 points or 0.18 per cent from the Thursday closing level. Meanwhile, the Nifty50 index closed at 17,590.00, higher by 26.05 points or 0.15 per cent. In the 30-share Sensex, 13 stocks gained while the remaining 17 ended on the losing side. In the 50-stock Nifty50, 21 stocks advanced while 29 declined.

The 6 Benefits Of Receiving Full Nutrition

It seems as though everyone is concerned about their diets; what they eat, why they shouldn’t eat other foods, and what full nutrition really is. It is not surprising really as statistics show that inactivity and unhealthy eating contribute to over 300,000 deaths every year in the United States. The high saturated fat, sugar, sodium and low in fruits, veggies, calcium and fiber diets are very unhealthy and increase risks of several diseases. The body therefore requires a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, calcium, whole gains and fiber. Read on and discover more on the importance of proper nutrition for a healthy lifestyle.1. Muscle-tissue building and maintenance
Having full nutrition is vital in helping foster the growth of body lean muscle tissues and helps in its maintenance. The body’s muscle mass is such an incredibly energy-demanding tissue, meaning that, the more you have, the higher the body’s metabolism. There is no better way of weight management than body muscle mass building as far as a healthy weight is concerned. Proper nutrition allows you all this, and in addition, if you succeed in building more body muscles and maintain your weight, you will be in a position to avoid all other sorts of diseases related to obesity.2. Reduced Health Risks associated with diets
Proper full nutrition means a balanced-diet that includes a variety of healthy foods. Researchers have gone ahead and provided suggestions and guides to the best foods; “food pyramid” that entails grains, cheese, meat, vegetables, grains, fruits, oils and beans that provide all nutrients and vitamins the body requires. These should however be taken at appropriate and equal amounts from each of the food-group every day. With the right diet that provides good nutrition therefore, you can reduce the risks of certain health problems. Such health issues include high blood pressure, high body cholesterol, type 2-diabetes, heart disease, several types of cancer and stroke among other problems that are associated with improper nutrition.3. Enhances Your Immune System
A full nutrition diet helps in enhancing your immune system and this prevents you from frequent short illnesses. Every day, you come across a number of stressors, from your work place, to exercise-stress to financial stress, all these take a toll on the immune system of your body. Through feeding your body’s immune system with high quality nutrients you will definitely ensure that it stays strong and makes you feel much better every day. Veggies and fruits are especially very vital for your immune system health, be sure therefore to load-up these in your diet.4. Little Helpers of the body
Adequate full nutrition acts as helpers of the body. The body requires minerals and vitamins but in small quantities only. These function as co-enzymes meaning that they help a lot with chemical reactions. For instance, Vitamin B complex is important in burning carbohydrates; the body’s source of energy. Vitamin A is needed for good vision and Vitamin C helps to keep connective body tissues strong and the immune system functioning. Minerals such as Zinc contribute to metabolic processes. Healthy balanced diets provide the body with lots of minerals and vitamins, therefore, your diet should have adequate quantities of these body helpers.5. Manage Weight
Good nutrition is paramount in body weight management. While the quality of foods in your diet is important, the quantity matters also. To avoid weight gain, or to shed off some pounds, then choose the kind of foods that is low in fats, especially saturated fat. According to nutrition specialists, one extra gram of fat adds about 9calories to your food diet. Choosing low fat meats veggies and fruits keep the calories count down in the body. You can even reduce calories further in the body by limiting yourself to less drinks and snacks as well that are loaded with lots of sugar.6. Improve general health
Apart from lowering your vulnerability to several serious medical problems, maintaining full nutrition has a lot of other health benefits. Nutrition specialists explain that one has more energy and is able to delay aging effects and maintains a healthy skin by having proper nutrition. In addition to this, other benefits include healthy teeth and disease resistance.Giving your body full nutrition is a vital element in leading a healthy lifestyle and its importance is unquestionable. In fact, nutritionists agree that the formula for a healthy and fit body is; 10% exercise, 10%genetics and 80% nutrition. You cannot control the genetics, but you surely can control the 90%.

Shoe Repairs And Several Other Things When I Was 7

Shoe Repairs And Several Other Things When I Was 7
My Dad repaired most of our shoes believe it or not, I can hardly believe it myself now. With 7 pairs of shoes always needing repairs I think he was quite clever to learn how to “Keep us in shoe Leather” to coin a phrase!

He bought several different sizes of cast iron cobbler’s “lasts”. Last, the old English “Laest” meaning footprint. Lasts were holding devices shaped like a human foot. I have no idea where he would have bought the shoe leather. Only that it was a beautiful creamy, shiny colour and the smell was lovely.

But I do remember our shoes turned upside down on and fitted into these lasts, my Dad cutting the leather around the shape of the shoe, and then hammering nails, into the leather shape. Sometimes we’d feel one or 2 of those nails poking through the insides of our shoes, but our dad always fixed it.

Hiking and Swimming Galas
Dad was a very outdoorsy type, unlike my mother, who was probably too busy indoors. She also enjoyed the peace and quiet when he took us off for the day!

Anyway, he often took us hiking in the mountains where we’d have a picnic of sandwiches and flasks of tea. And more often than not we went by steam train.

We loved poking our heads out of the window until our eyes hurt like mad from a blast of soot blowing back from the engine. But sore, bloodshot eyes never dampened our enthusiasm.

Dad was an avid swimmer and water polo player, and he used to take us to swimming galas, as they were called back then. He often took part in these galas. And again we always travelled by steam train.

Rowing Over To Ireland’s Eye
That’s what we did back then, we had to go by rowboat, the only way to get to Ireland’s eye, which is 15 minutes from mainland Howth. From there we could see Malahide, Lambay Island and Howth Head of course. These days you can take a Round Trip Cruise on a small cruise ship!

But we thoroughly enjoyed rowing and once there we couldn’t wait to climb the rocks, and have a swim. We picnicked and watched the friendly seals doing their thing and showing off.

Not to mention all kinds of birdlife including the Puffin.The Martello Tower was also interesting but a bit dangerous to attempt entering. I’m getting lost in the past as I write, and have to drag myself back to the present.

Fun Outings with The camera Club
Dad was also a very keen amateur photographer, and was a member of a camera Club. There were many Sunday photography outings and along with us came other kids of the members of the club.

And we always had great fun while the adults busied themselves taking photos of everything and anything, it seemed to us. Dad was so serious about his photography that he set up a dark room where he developed and printed his photographs.

All black and white at the time. He and his camera club entered many of their favourites in exhibitions throughout Europe. I’m quite proud to say that many cups and medals were won by Dad. They have been shared amongst all his grandchildren which I find quite special.

He liked taking portraits of us kids too, mostly when we were in a state of untidiness, usually during play. Dad always preferred the natural look of messy hair and clothes in the photos of his children.