Calcium and bones

first_imgCalcium is one of the most important minerals for the growth, maintenance, and reproduction of the human body. Bones, like other tissues in the body, are continually being re-formed and incorporate calcium into their structure. Calcium is essential for the formation of and maintenance of healthy teeth.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img

Dave Bolland Regrets Retweet About Gary Bettmans Death

Chicago Black Hawks center Dave Bolland retweeted a post by a “fan” that called for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s death, an act the player now says he regrets.As the lockout continues to eat away at the season with the sides apparently not close on a deal, Bolland on Friday reposted a Twitter entry that read: “can I get a RT for wanting Bettman dead?”The retweet later was deleted.“It was a mistake, I never meant to retweet that out,” Bolland told’s Pierre LeBrun. “I like to retweet for a lot of my fans, and I just retweeted the wrong thing. I feel bad about it.”It’s not the first time controversy has found Bolland. In a radio interview last year, Bolland referred to Daniel Sedin and Herik Sendin of Vancouver as “sisters” and the city of Vancouver as “weirdos.”The Twitter development also continued a trend of apparent ire with Bettman, who is overseeing a lockout for the third time since he became commissioner in 1993. The last lockout forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season.Detroit Red Wings’ defenseman Ian White recently called Bettman an “idiot,” and Florida Panthers forward Kris Versteeg referred to Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly as “cancers.”On Friday, the NHL announced another round of cancellations, wiping out all regular-season games through Dec. 14, as well as the All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, originally slated for Jan. 27.The lockout now has cost the league 422 regular-season games — 34.3 percent of the season — as well as its regular-season marquee events; the annual Winter Classic was canceled earlier this month.Just as bad is the fact that there are no new labor talks scheduled. read more

Redskins London Fletcher Likely to Retire After This Season

Photo by The Washington Post.London Fletcher, the undrafted linebacker out of tiny John Carroll University, said he likely will retire after 16 NFL seasons that could land him in the Hall of Fame.Fletcher said at Redskins Park he is  ”99 percent certain” he will quit after the remaining two games. He said he must have one more conversation with his wife to make the decision final.“I felt like I’ve accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish in the National Football League,” Fletcher said.He said he wanted to have a chance to say goodbye to the fans against Dallas in the season’s finale.Quarterback Kirk Cousins told The Washington Post, “We would love to have him walk off that field the last time, if it will be the last time, with a victory.”He accepts that he will not leave the game as fellow linebacker Ray Lewis did with Baltimore last season, with a Super Bowl championship.“I’m not 28,” he said. “I’m 38. I understand that.”Fletcher has played in 254 consecutive games, the most of any active player. He holds the league record for consecutive starts by a linebacker with 214.That is the greatest “part of my legacy” Fletcher said.Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he “really didn’t know” if Fletcher would walk away after this season. Shanahan said, “I’ve never been around a guy like London who prepares for every game like it’s the Super Bowl.” read more

All stays regardless of duration now qualify for Bahia Principe Rewards

first_img Wednesday, February 21, 2018 MIAMI — Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has updated its travel partner loyalty program, Bahia Principe Rewards, with an improved points system and additional incentives and benefits.Through Bahia Principe Rewards travel agent partners can now collect more points when participating in online courses (200 points) or securing referrals (150 points).Agents can also now receive double points during specific sale windows, such as Bahia Principe’s Happiness Sale.To drive interest Bahia Principe is offering an additional 1,000-point bonus for new registrations.Bahia Principe has also modified the rewards program’s past requirement of securing a three-night minimum so that all stays and bookings – regardless of the length of stay – will warrant rewards points.Bahia Principe recently classified its properties into four categories: Luxury Bahia Principe, including the brand’s most luxurious hotels; Grand Bahia Principe, featuring five-star hotels; Sunlight Bahia Principe, for all Spain-based properties; and Fantasia Bahia Principe, a family-friendly concept that offers thematic hotels.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureLuxury and Fantasia properties deliver 125 points per room, per night, while Grand and Sunlight properties deliver 100 points nightly.“We rely on the travel agent community to achieve our goals,” says Helen Montijano, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. and Canada. “We seek to bolster our relationships with our valued partners and create a collaborative dynamic where agents can serve as brand ambassadors and have access to the tools they need to effectively communicate our brand differentiators.”“We updated the program because we felt there was a missing piece when it came to showing our appreciation to our partners, and we now hope to reaffirm that commitment with these added incentives and opportunities for recognition.”Agents who earn points through the program can now redeem their rewards in a variety of ways including complimentary stays at Bahia Principe properties located in the Caribbean, Canary Islands and Mallorca; excursion discounts of up to US$75; free private airport transfers; spa treatments in Bahia Spa, golf vouchers to tee off at the brand’s courses, Bahia Principe La Romana Golf Club and Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Golf Club, and complimentary dinners for two.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaThe program’s agent rankings system will now recognize agents on a bi-monthly basis and top-performing partners will be eligible to win iPhones, iPads and complimentary stays. An annual grand ranking will occur at the end of each year.For more information and to enroll in Bahia Principe Rewards, visit << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Agent Incentives, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resortscenter_img Travelweek Group All stays regardless of duration now qualify for Bahia Principe Rewards Sharelast_img read more