WHEAT RIDGE, CO / ACCESSWIRE / August 3, 2021 / Torque Lifestyle Brands Inc. (OTCQB:TQLB) (“Torque” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the $150B+ sports nutrition and supplements market, today announced the initiation of its OTCQB uplisting strategy concurrent with the appointment of Michael T. Studer CPA P.C. as the Company’s independent auditor. The change of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors.
“Given Torque’s robust M&A and capital markets strategy, the Company has decided it was an appropriate time to transition to Michael T. Studer CPA P.C. to leverage its industry expertise, resources, and professionalism,” said David Lovatt, Chief Executive Officer of Torque Lifestyle Brands.
“We will work closely with Michael T. Studer CPA P.C. in the months ahead to refine our acquisition strategy and complete our audit, a vital step in anticipation of filing out Form-10 and planned uplisting to the OTCQB Venture Market. We look forward to working with our new auditors and creating long-term value for our shareholders,” concluded Lovatt.
About Torque Lifestyle Brands Inc.
Torque Lifestyle Brands Inc. (OTC: TQLB) is an emerging leader in the $150B+ sports nutrition and supplements market. Leveraging a growth-by-acquisition model and a growing suite of influencers as brand ambassadors, the Company offers a wide array of active lifestyle products through its e-commerce presence and tier-1 U.S. retailer relationships. Torque’s growing family of in-house brands include American Metabolix, Storm Lifestyles and Core Natural Sciences. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.torquelb.com.
Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations about its future operating results, performance, and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding departure of the company’s CEO. When used herein, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “upcoming,” “plan,” “target,” “intend” and “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to Progressive Care Inc., its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.
Women, sometimes, avoid breastfeeding because they are concerned about the impact it may have on the appearance of their breasts. However, research has shown that breastfeeding doesn’t negatively affect breast size or volume and is not a risk factor for sagging breasts after pregnancy, said Dr Lovleena Nadir, Rosewalk Hospital.
Factors that contribute to breast sagging are:
*Pregnancy, due to hormonal changes, is in fact the biggest cause of sagging breasts and not breastfeeding. Due to the stretching of the Cooper’s ligaments (that help attach breasts to chest muscles and hold them in position) and loss of skin elasticity during pregnancy, the risk of sagging increases. It increases with each pregnancy and happens irrespective of whether baby is breastfed or not. *Women who have larger breasts are more vulnerable to the effect of gravity. *Multiple pregnancies increase the risk of sagging irrespective of breast feeding. *Smoking contributes to breast sagging as nicotine breaks down elastin (a protein that maintains the elasticity of the skin and helps the skin to stretch and recover). *Other causes include ageing, collagen deficiency, estrogen deficiency, overexposure to the sun, increased BMI, and rapid weight loss.
“So, a bit of sag is inevitable but to maintain optimal breast health during pregnancy and lactation, following certain tips may prove useful,” said Dr Nadir.
*A correctly fitting, supporting bra is important to counteract the effect of gravity and to provide support. Increase in breast size can strain the supporting ligaments. After weaning the baby, breasts decrease in mass and size. A well-fitting bra is useful in maintaining breast shape. *Maintain healthy weight: Slow weight loss after childbirth helps the body to adapt. Losing half a kg per week is adequate. *Eating a well-balanced diet with adequate protein, promotes healthy collagen production and keeps to maintain health of the skin. *Foods rich in antioxidants including fruits and green leafy vegetables help to detox and maintain the integrity and appearance of the skin. *Boost estrogen production: Add soy, flaxseeds, tofu and other foods containing phytoestrogens to your diet to maintain volume of breasts. *Regular breast massage helps to increase blood flow and cellular growth. *Stay hydrated: Drink 2-3 litres of water per day. Hydration keeps your skin healthy and plump. *Limit dehydrating beverages like tea, coffee, aerated drinks and alcohol. *Protect yourself from UV rays of the sun: Wear high protection sunscreen to protect your skin and maintain skin’s elasticity. *Moisturise and exfoliate your skin. *Include regular physical activity. Consider adding chest presses, push ups and strength training to your exercise routine. *Practise good posture. *Wean off your baby slowly.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Basel’s Museum Tinguely is taking Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely’s works on a boat tour. For ten weeks, his kinetic artworks will be docking in cities across Western Europe.
Alice Dearing has an afro, a voluminous puff nearly impossible to protect in most swimming caps. Her hair shrinks if it gets wet. And the chlorine? The chemicals in a pool can cause severe damage that requires substantial time and money to treat.
The first Black female swimmer on Britain’s Olympic team uses the the Soul Cap, an extra-large silicone covering designed specifically to protect dreadlocks, weaves, hair extensions, braids, and thick and curly hair. But Dearing has been forbidden from using the cap in her Olympic debut next week in the women’s 10k marathon swim.
FINA, which oversees international competitions in swimming, rejected the application from the British makers of the Soul Cap for use in the Tokyo Games, citing no previous instance in which swimmers needed “caps of such size and configuration.” It also wondered if the cap could create an advantage by disrupting the flow of water.
So excited to officially announce that I have been selected as a @teamgb athlete for the Tokyo 2020 games. I have qualified in the marathon swimming race (10KM, open water).
On social media and in Black swimming circles, the outcry was swift and the conversation went on for days. A Change.org petition was launched and Dearing, an ambassador for the cap and co-founder of the Black Swimming Association, openly expressed disappointment.
For people of color, this was so much more than a ban on a swimming cap. Dismissing it represented yet another injustice.
It’s been five years since the Rio Games, when American Simone Manuel became the first Black female swimmer to win Olympic gold. Since then, there has been little uptick in swimmers of color at the elite level.
Like Dearing, Donta Katai of Zimbabwe is the first Black swimmer to represent her country. And at almost any meet at the international level, swimmers of color are extremely rare. The U.S. team has only two black females, Manuel and Natalie Hinds.
Those familiar with the situation say the reasons for that shortage — and the racism behind them — run deep in history.
Simone Manuel, top, of the United States, swims alongside Emma Mckeon, of Australia, during heat 10 of the women’s 50-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Neither Manuel nor Hinds understands the dismissal of the Soul Cap. Both Americans have sponsorship from other companies that make caps to protect their hair, but they were disappointed that a cap made by a Black-owned business specifically to aid swimmers of color was outlawed.
“It doesn’t do the best for inclusivity in the sport,” Manuel said.
The tenuous relationship between Black people and water goes back a long way. In the era of segregation in the United States, Black swimmers were barred from pools; those that did permit swimmers of color were often unsafe and neglected.
“The predominance of white athletes in swimming is a key example of a racial disparity in sport that can be linked to histories of institutional racism,” said Claire Sisco King, an associate professor of communication studies at Vanderbilt University and editor of the Women’s Studies in Communication international journal.
Accessibility to public pools is another barrier, King notes, and wealth inequality makes an often expensive sport like swimming inaccessible. She said the banning of the Soul Cap “risks perpetuating the racist assumption that Black athletes don’t belong in the sport of swimming.”
According to the USA Swimming Foundation, 64% of Black children do not know how to swim compared to 40% of white American children. Additionally, 79% of children in American families that earn less than $50,000 a year do not know how to swim.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that between 1999 and 2010, the fatal unintentional drowning rate for Black swimmers was significantly higher than white swimmers; for every white child between 5 and 18 years old who drowned, 5.5 Black children drowned.
Danielle Obe co-founded, with Dearing, the Black Swimming Association not long after the 2019 Christmas Eve drowning of a father and two children while on holiday in Spain.
“We just thought, we’ve got to do something for our community,” Obe said. After conversations with Swimming World magazine, she found that 95% of Black adults in London do not swim and 80% of Black children leave primary school not yet able to swim.
Said Obe: “We thought the only way to get more Alice Dearings in the pool, with Alice being Black and among the 5% in the water, we had to reduce the 95% not in the water.”
ROOTS OF THE SOUL CAP
Simone Manuel of the United States, left, reacts with teammate Katie McLaughlin, right, at the pool during a swimming training session at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Dearing is among the Black swimmers who balance love of the water with the difficulties of protecting hair.
Obe suspects Dearing will have her afro braided into cornrows in order to use an approved cap in the marathon swim, but Dearing had been using the Soul Cap. It was created by schoolmates Toks Ahmed and Michael Chapman, who both did not learn how to swim until their late 20s.
“The perception has always been that swimming isn’t for Black people; my mom doesn’t swim, Michael’s mom doesn’t swim, none of our friends swim,” Ahmed said, “and it was like, ‘This is nuts, — we need to learn how to swim.’”
A woman in the class struggled to keep her bathing cap on her head, which sparked the Soul Cap idea.
“We both wondered why there wasn’t swim caps made to accommodate that more voluminous hair and afro textures and bigger hair,” Ahmed said. “We spoke to our moms and our sisters and they both all said, to be fair, a big barrier to swimming is the fact our hair gets soaked, we haven’t got a swimming cap that works.”
What they thought would be a niche product received such favorable feedback that the duo realized “we were filling a gap, providing something that removed a barrier to women and children who did not want to swim.”
In 2017 they self-funded 150 black extra-large caps, another 60 in burgundy, and are now taking orders for about 25,000 caps. The caps started with the two understated colors; then they were contacted by open-water swimmers who needed brighter hues. Then came queries from swimmers who didn’t have full afros and wanted the caps in smaller sizes.
The attention created by the federation’s rejection has been effective, though Dearing wasn’t available to talk about it. Her team wouldn’t make her available for comment until after her Aug. 4 competition.
SUCCESS CAUSING CHANGE
Manuel and Hinds were part of the bronze medal-winning 4×100 meter freestyle relay and Manuel, a four-time medalist, made history when she won gold in the 100-meter free at Rio.
Black swimmers’ success can be a change agent, but there must also be specific steps toward creating more interest and opportunity, said Shontel Cargill, a former competitive swimmer who is Black. She is now a therapist and assistant clinic director at Thriveworks in Cumming, Georgia.
“Due to the discriminatory and segregated past of swimming, Black families have been taught to fear swimming instead of embrace it,” Cargill said.
Simone Manuel, of United States, swims in a women’s 50-meter freestyle heat at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
FINA is now in talks with Soul Cap and said in a statement it will review the application again later this year. The governing body said it is “understanding of the importance of inclusivity and representation,” and the review of the Soul Cap and similar products “are part of wider initiatives aimed at ensuring there are no barriers to participation in swimming, which is both a sport and a vital life skill.”
The federation’s swimwear approval committee chairman “is fully aware of the cultural issues that Soul Cap has raised, and we are reviewing the process,” Brent Nowicki, an American named executive director of FINA in June, said Saturday.
Ahmed feels encouraged after conversations with Nowicki, who he said was “quite apologetic for the way the application was handled.”
“I think it’s testament that if there was more representation at that level, and more representation at the approval process, someone might have said ‘Hey, let’s consider this because there are people out there who want to swim competitively, but don’t want to cut their hair down short and maybe don’t want to compromise,’” Ahmed said. “It’s just about giving people an option.”
After the eternity of 17 months without a show on stage due to the pandemic, TCT will turn on the marque and open the doors of its BeeKay Theatre again on Sept. 10.
The season opener is the much-awarded musical comedy “Nunsense!” It is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. It begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of “Grease.”
Here we meet Rev. Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the mistress of novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
Show dates are: Sept. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and Oct. 1, 2 at 7:30pm.
Sunday matinees will be: Sept. 19, 26, and Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.
The BeeKay Theatre is at 110 S. Green St., Tehachapi.
Tickets are $18 and are available at Tehachapi Furniture, Tehachapi Treasure Trove and online at www.tctonstage.com.
Doug Jockinsen is executive producer for the Tehachapi Community Theatre.
TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – A Belarusian sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday to board a flight back home after she complained about national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics, but planned to avoid getting on the plane.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who was due to compete in the women’s 200 metres on Monday, told Reuters she had sought the protection of Japanese police at Tokyo’s Haneda airport so she would not have to board the flight.
“I will not return to Belarus,” she told Reuters in a message over Telegram.
The Belarusian Olympic Committee said in a statement that coaches had decided to withdraw Tsimanouskaya from the Games on doctors’ advice about her “emotional, psychological state”.
The Belarusian Olympic Committee did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
A Reuters photographer witnessed the athlete standing next to Japanese police.
“I think I am safe,” Tsimanouskaya said. “I am with the police.”
A police officer at Haneda airport said they were with a female Olympic athlete from Belarus at Terminal 3.
A source at the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation, which supports athletes jailed or sidelined for their political views, said Tsimanouskaya planned to request asylum in Germany or Austria on Monday.
In a video published on Telegram by the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation, Tsimanouskaya asked the International Olympic Committee to get involved in her case.
An IOC spokesperson said the governing body had seen media reports and was looking into it. The spokesperson said it had asked Belarus’ Olympic committee for clarification.
Tsimanouskaya, 24, said coaching staff had come to her room on Sunday and told her to pack. She was taken to the airport before she could run in the 200 metres and 4×400 metres relay on Thursday.
She said she had been removed from the team due “to the fact that I spoke on my Instagram about the negligence of our coaches”.
Tsimanouskaya had complained on Instagram that she was entered in the 4×400 m relay after some members of the team were found to be ineligible to compete at the Olympics because they had not undergone a sufficient amount of doping tests.
“Some of our girls did not fly here to compete in the 4×400 m relay because they didn’t have enough doping tests,” Tsimanouskaya told Reuters from the airport.
“And the coach added me to the relay without my knowledge. I spoke about this publicly. The head coach came over to me and said there had been an order from above to remove me.”
Tsimanouskaya added that she had reached out to members of the Belarusian diaspora in Japan to retrieve her at the airport.
Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urged the IOC to take up the athlete’s case.
“Grateful to #IOC for the quick reaction to the situation with the Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsymanouskaya. She has a right to international protection & to continue participation in the @Olympics,” Tsikhanouskaya tweeted.
“It is also crucial to investigate Belarus’ NOC violations of athletes’ rights.”
LUKASHENKO’S TIGHT GRIP
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has kept a tight grip on Belarus, a former Soviet state, since 1994. Faced with mass street protests last year over what his opponents called rigged elections, he ordered a violent crackdown on protesters. Lukashenko denies the allegations of vote-rigging.
Unusually in a country where elite athletes often rely on government funding, some prominent Belarusian athletes joined the protests. Several were jailed, including Olympic basketball player Yelena Leuchanka and decathlete Andrei Krauchanka.
Others lost their state employment or were kicked off national teams for supporting the opposition.
During the Cold War, scores of sports people and cultural figures defected from the Soviet Union and its satellite states during overseas competitions or tours. But the freedom of travel that came with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 saw the need for such dramatic acts dwindle.
Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber
Additional reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka
Editing by Frances Kerry
Grand View Apartments, 1501 N. First St., serving residents only, Monday–Thursday.
Ratekin Towers Apartments, 875 Main St., serving residents only, Monday-Friday.
Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., pickup only, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Collbran Congregational Church, 2003 High St, Collbran, closed.
Mesa Community Center, 48973 KE Road, Mesa, Tuesday walk-in pickup only.
Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., closed.
Palisade Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., pick up only noon–12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Meal site reservations/cancellations required at one business day in advance by 4 p.m., 243-9844. Call Friday by 4 p.m. for Monday reservation. Home delivery meals are brought in a plastic bag. Volunteers will knock announcing “Meals on Wheels” and will hang bag on the door. Home delivery clients should call 243-9844 ext. 9, if you have not received your meal by 12:45 p.m. Call 243-9844 for free nutrition questions/counseling. Volunteers are always needed. Suggested donation for meal is $3.50. Fee for guests younger than 60 is $10.25.
Along with family, church has always been the most important institution in our society. The right church is the only place that affords actual truth.
I say the right church because there are many churches that have succumbed to the evils of society. Avoid these. There are enough good churches still around that preach God’s Word.
Sadly, 80% of our people did not attend any church regularly before COVID-19. It is a greater number now, as people were handed an excuse to stay away and got used to it. This is tragic for our society.
The most important thing about church attendance is hearing the truth proclaimed. Bible preaching is the only way to hear real truth today. You will hardly get the truth from television or newscasts. Neither do you get it from movies.
Satan uses all sources of information to corrupt people through misinformation and lies. He is in fact the Father of Lies.
Some of the most common lies he propagates are (1) God does not exist, (2) there are many ways to heaven, and (3) it does not matter what you believe or what religion you embrace.
By contrast, the truth is that God absolutely exists and it should be obvious to any intelligent person. The truth is that Jesus the Christ is the absolute only way to heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” This statement makes clear that it certainly matters what you believe or embrace if you want to go to heaven and avoid hell.
The reason most people now avoid church is that they do not accept the idea of God or belief in Christ as the Son of God, Who died that souls might live eternally in heaven instead of in torment. Satan laughs at how easily he has persuaded man to not only disbelieve in God, but to try to be his own god. It is unfortunate that most people prefer temporal pleasures on earth to eternal bliss of living in heaven, one day soon.
Church exists primarily to proclaim the Word of God that is so desperately needed by everyone still living. Church also exists to provide men the opportunity for fellowship with other believers. And church exists to provide a place for corporate worship of the living God, though we should certainly worship privately and often. We should, as far as possible, stay in prayer.
God has mandated corporate worship (church) in Hebrews 10:25, where He says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves as the manner of some is.” From this verse we realize that it is actually sinful to not attend church if we are able to do so. Everyone worships something or someone. We worship God, money, or even ourselves. Smart people worship God.
Our Declaration of Independence guarantees the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The problem is that all who pursue happiness without God never find it.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 100m – Round 1 – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria reacts after competing in Heat 6 REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel
Okagbare is a silver Olympic long jump medallist
Sprinter tested positive for human growth hormone
TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare’s Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement.
The 32-year-old, who has also won world championship medals in the 200m and long jump and is competing in her fourth Olympics, had comfortably won her 100m heat in Tokyo with a time of 11.05 seconds, qualifying for Saturday’s semi-finals.
She was also due to compete in the 200m as well as the 4X100m relay.
“The athlete was notified of the adverse analytical finding and of her provisional suspension this morning in Tokyo,” the AIU said.
The unit said she tested positive in an out-of-competition test on July 19 and was informed of her suspension on Saturday.
This is the latest blow for Nigeria’s athletics team after 10 track and field athletes were ruled as ineligible for the Tokyo Games three days ago for failing to meet minimum testing requirements.
On the list of banned substances, human growth hormone reduces body fat, increases muscle mass and strength and helps in recovery, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Athletics Federation of Nigeria President Tony Okowa said they had received the news with “great shock”.
“The Federation is in the process of obtaining the relevant details of the announcement after which a full (reaction) will be issued,” he said in a statement.
Okagbare’s silver medal from the Beijing Games was a result of her being upgraded in 2017 after the International Olympic Committee disqualified Russian athlete Tatyana Lebedeva due to a doping offence. She had originally finished third in that long jump competition.
Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Additional reporting by Iain Axon and Nick Mulvenney, Editing by Sandra Maler and Ed Osmond
This week’s Galveston Island Humane Society’s pets of the week are Mary and Buffy.
Meet our shining star of the week, Miss Mary. Mary is a gorgeous black German Shepherd about 4 years old. She was surrendered when her family had to move and couldn’t take her along with them.
Mary is playful, affectionate, charming and sweet, and she loved the children she lived with. Mary will steal a kiss from you at any chance she can get. She’s soft and fluffy and will make a superb bestie. She also appears to be house-trained and minds her manners.
Buffy is a gorgeous 1 1/2 year old female gray tabby cat with super soft fur. She recently had three babies (even though she’s still practically a kitten herself). She had a hard time adjusting to the mom life at first, but she eventually got the hang of it and became an amazing mama.
She even adopted an orphan kitten and raised him as one of her own. Now her babies are finally big and strong enough to find homes of their own, and Buffy is ready to be able to finally enjoy her youth to the fullest. All she wants is a family of her own to give her the love and attention she deserve.
All cats and kittens are $25 all summer long.
Save the date! Our annual Paws Gala will be Sept. 25. Visit www.galvestonhumane.org to view our adoptable animals, upcoming events and to purchase tickets for our gala. All adoptions include the spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and current vaccinations.
These featured pets have an adoption sponsor allowing the adoption fee of $25 for this week only.