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Sunday, July 20, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR8*8TAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STARSTAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR No. 406 Sunday, July 20, 2014 Price $1.00 Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 5 Mrs. Camilla Espinoza 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing St or y Is On P ag e 1 5 Simon Bateman Dale Santos SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Monday July 14, 2014: Santa Elena resident, Simon Bateman Jr 25, this week had another run in with the law; thistime however he has lodged a report against at least twopolicemen who allegedlybrutalized him in the process ofdetaining him. In a report to the police,Bateman, Belizean laborer fromthe Hillview area in Santa Elenainformed that at around 1 1:45pm on Saturday July 12, he was socializing with his femalepartner in the pool table area inside the Blue Angel’ s Nightclub when he was approached by a Bateman Alleges Brutal Police Treatment team of four policemendressed in camouflage combats.One of the policemen allegedly approached him and demanded toknow: “da you di smoke di weed up yah?” He reportedly asked the policeman “what weed?” This he said was met by a swift punchto the mouth while anotherpoliceman held him in a chokehold from behind. Bateman alleged that in thestruggle he lost the chain with agold ring medal he was wearingvalued at $750. He said thatdespite his request to search forhis jewelry the request was ignored. He said that he washandcuffed and dragged downthe stairs of the nightclub underpunches and kicks by thepolicemen. He was walked to thestation under the same brutaltreatment along the way The


Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, July 20, 2014 Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial Wholesale W e of fer the best quality and prices on all your home furnishing needs!!! V isit us today and see our wide variety of stoves, beds, chest of drawers, refrigerators, LCD TVs, fans, beach cruiser bicycles, motorcycles, dinning tables and so much more..... Tel: 824-3099Cell: 652-0123 P .O Bo x 621 # 107 G eor g e Pric e Hig hway S ant a El ena, Ca y o Dist rict Be l iz e C.A W ester n Har dw are has all y our Plumbing Electrical & Construction supplies under one roof at reasonable prices. Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. Why travel out of town to buy your supplies when W ester n Har dw are can sa tisfy all y our Plumbing, Electircal & Construction Needs. New Tires F or Sale W e ar e your One S top Shop!! So V isit us today!!!! “Y our One S top Construction & Home Improvement Shop” Phone: 824-2572/3494 Fax: 8243240 E-mail: 54 Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A W e of f er the best in Pr of essional Building Maintenance Ser vices The study of history is importantbecause each generation needs toknow about the people, events andactions of a former generation inorder to make wise decisions in theirtime. W ith every five year general election cycle, a new cadre of votersis added to the national voters list. Thevoting population in Belize grows byabout 9% every five years. It istherefore important for us to let themknow from whence we came inorder to afford them the opportunityto make informed and wise decisionsin their time.Here now is lesson #1 in thepolitical history of Belize: After five years in opposition, the People’ s United Party (PUP) was reelected to office in 1998. Those18year old voters who will be voting forthe first time in the scheduled 2017general elections were not yet born in1998 when the PUP was elected. Bythe time the PUP term ended with theirreelection for a second term in 2003,those who will be 18 in 2017 andvoting for the first time would havejust turned four and of kinder gardenage. The real rape of the nation by the PUP began in their second term,between 2003 and 2008, by the timethe PUP were booted out of office in2008, they left the nation with theinfamous two BILLION dollar SUPER bond choking the national economy The new 2017 voters were only nine years of age and merelyheading into Std III of their primaryschool education when the PUP wasbooted out of of fice in 2008. At that tender age they had very little, if anyknowledge of what had politicallytaken place in the first nine years oftheir young lives. Little did these innocent future Lesson #1 In Belizean Political History leaders of our nation know thatthe PUP administration had ineffect, through rampant corruption,demolished their future. A recent ruling by the Caribbean Court ofJustice described their actions as“malignant tumors that eat awayat our democracy”. Their actions according to the ruling would have setback the nation by “300 years” T oo young were the future leaders of Belize to comprehend theimplications of the PUP selling out alltheir major public utilities – light, waterand telephone as well as the nation’ s only international port of entry by airand their major international sea portof entry in additional to the nationalprinting institution. The future leadersknew not that after privatizing thenation’ s central prison, the document was already written up for theprivatization of the national policeforce. Having not personally experienced these recent crippling corrupt blowsto their nation, the devastation causedin the early 90’ s by the PUP economic citizenship hurricane and passporttsunami is even further removedfrom the grasp of the generationgetting ready to lead our nation. Itis therefore our duty and ourresponsibility to teach them thishistory because they must knowabout the people, events and actionsof a former generation in order tomake wise decisions in their time. We must tell them that an auditor general’ s report of that era informed that over7.5 million dollars from the sale ofpassports never did make it to thenational treasury with the strongpossibility of making it into someone’ s personal bank account. In teaching them the political history of the nation we must tell themthat in the early 90’ s the PUP came to western Belize telling us that theywould bring dirt cheap electricity tothe nation with the building of a damon the macal river There were a few smart persons in our midst who told them that dammingour Macal River would kill the river andthat it would not result in cheaperelectricity rates. They convinced themasses that these people were againstdevelopment and portrayed them asenemies of the nation. One of them,serving as Chairman of our Belize SocialSecurity Board at the time took 3.34million dollars of our socialsecurity money on the pretence ofbuying shares in the dam project. “His” social security gave him the people’ s money and it turned out that not asingle share was ever purchased forour Social Security Board with ourmoney They went on to build twoadditional dams on the Macal one atChalillo and the other at V aca Falls. T otally ignoring the employable among us, they brought in hundredsof manual workers primarily fromNepal. Our Macal River is dying ifnot already dead. The nation is stillwaiting for the promised dirt cheapelectricity rates. There was a time when, prior to the damming of our Macal river at V aca Falls, with every annual flood theblessing in the form of beautiful sandfrom the Pine Ridge would emerge onthe sandy banks of the Macal in bothSan Ignacio and Santa Elena as thewater receded. This was nature’ s way of bringing some of the nation’ s wealth untold to landowners on the banksof the river The sale of the sand was a means of income for theselandowners. A dam was constructed at V aca Falls ef fectively putting the Pine Ridge sand stream behind thecold wet wall the dam at V aca Falls and the sand stopped flowing into SanIgnacio and Santa Elena. Not beingreplenished and washed by the flowof sand the few remaining old stoneson the Macal River bed are nowblack and slimy T oday landowners in the area are mining the very last amount of PineRidge sand as it is coming upcontaminated with mud. This isoccurring while the beautiful PineRidge sand is accumulating behind thedam at V aca Falls probably for future sale by the owners of the dam atthe expense our people who onceharvested it. Furthermore, there was a time, prior to the damming of the Macalwhen harvesting the river fish wasa source of healthy food formany T oday Health of ficials are advising us not to eat fish from ourMacal River due to the high mercurylevel which they say is hazardous forour health. This generation must be thought our history They need to know of the actions of the PUP in order that theymake wise decisions when voting forthe first time. W e pledge to continue this history lesson. W e believe that if we fail to do so we would have donea disservice to the next generation ofBelizeans.


Sunday, July 20, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 3 Vote Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote Gurminder “Nick” Singh F F F F F or Councillor or Councillor or Councillor or Councillor or Councillor F F F F F or the T or the T or the T or the T or the T win T win T win T win T win T owns of owns of owns of owns of owns of Santa Elena & San Ignacio Santa Elena & San Ignacio Santa Elena & San Ignacio Santa Elena & San Ignacio Santa Elena & San Ignacio Come out to the Sacred Heart Primary School Between the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. On Sunday July 27, 2014 Vot e f or Lo y alty T r us tw or t hiness & Liber alism Vote #15 Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote #15 Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote #15 Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote #15 Gurminder “Nick” Singh Vote #15 Gurminder “Nick” Singh SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Monday July 14, 2014: Evolution is defined as theprocess of the old making way forthe new There was a time several yearsago when the food we ate wassold from behind a counter The customer would enter thestore, stand in front of thecounter and ask for the item. Thestore keeper would get the itemand hand it to the customer The customer would pay the bill Visit Dibary Store Visit Dibary Store Visit Dibary Store Visit Dibary Store Visit Dibary Store and depart the store. In those daysthe customer dare not go behindthe counter T imes have changed. T oday the customer walks the isles, gets themerchandise, pays and walks out.Infrastructural developmentremoves the old and ushers in thenew This change can be seen on Burns A venue in San Ignacio, the upgraded lower section of BurnsA venue is already attracting the new One such example is the recently opened Dibary Store, next to V enus Hotel. Entering and shopping inDibary gives that feeling of be-ing in a foreign store. The mer-chandise is laid out internationalstyle and most importantly the prices are quiet reasonable. We urge you to experience the adventof change in the way textile issold in San Ignacio. V isit Dibary S tore on Burns A venue, San Ignacio.


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, July 20, 2014 Belize City Belize – Thursday July 17, 2014: Minister of T ourism, Culture and Civil A viation, Hon. Manuel Her edia Jr presented a cheque of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Belize Red Cross SanPedro Branch, in aid of theresidents affected by the fire. Thecheque, as a part of the BelizeT ourism Board’ s contribution, was presented along with boxesof clothing, food items andtoiletries donated by the BTBstaff. Hon.Manuel Heredia Jr saystheBTB and staff were willing toassist, ‘W e are very happy that we are able to provide somesupport to the families affectedby this fire and while the dona-tion in no way can compensatefor their loss, we sincerely hopethat it will ease their displace-ment and bring some semblanceof comfort in their lives. As soon as we heard of the fire, westarted looking into ways to helpand I must say that the BTB staffgave generously to providethe families with in-kind BTB Donates to San Pedr o Fir e V ictims donations.I am also pleased tosee the outpouring of supportfrom the residents and busi-nesses on the island and I wantto thank them for assisting thefamilies because we cannot doit alone.’ The Minister and BTB are grateful to the San Pedro FireDepartment, Belize Red Crossand NEMO for their quickresponse and for placing priorityon the relief and safety of theresidents.Over sixteen families,including children, wereuprooted by the tragic fire that destroyed eight buildings in theBoca del Rio area of Amber gris Caye on July 6 th 2014. For those who wishtocontribute, we encourage youto contact the Belize Red Crossfor more information at 207-3319. Hon. Manuel Her edia Jr pr esented a cheque of five thousand dollars to the Belize Red Cr oss Obese women may have a "food learning impairment" that could explain their attitude to food,research from Y ale School of Medicine suggests. T ests on groups of obese and healthy-weight people found thatthe obese women performedworst when asked to remember asequence of food picture cards. W riting in Current Biology Y ale researchers tested 135 men and women. The findings could lead to newways to tackle obesity the study says. S tudy author Ifat Levy assistant professor at Y ale School of Medicine, said thedifference in the performance ofthe obese women comparedwith the other groups was "really striking" and "significant". The tests looked at anindividual's ability to learnand predict the appearance ofpictures of food or money oncoloured cards. The participants were told theywould be given whatever appearedon these "reward" cards. In the first phase, the rewardcards always followed aparticular coloured card in a Obese Women 'Show Signs Of Food Learning Impairment sequence. Later the order was changed and the reward cardsappeared following a differentcoloured card. During this time, participantswere asked to predict thelikelihood of a reward cardappearing as the cards wereshown one by one. The results showed that obesewomen performed worst becausethey overestimated how often thepictures of food, includingpretzels or chocolate, appeared. patterns." The study said it was not clearwhat lay behind the learningdeficit in obese women. In contrast, obese men did notshow any signs of a foodlearning impairment. Body Image The study suggested thatwomen who are obese act thisway because of particularconcerns about food or becausethey feel more unhappy ordissatisfied about their bodyimage. Previous research suggests thatthere are differences in how menand women perceive obesity Future research is likely tofocus on whether the food-spe-cific learning problem is a resultof obesity or a potential factor incausing obesity by testingindividuals before and afterweight loss. The Y ale researchers said their results called for a shift in focus. "Rather than target these individuals' behaviour withfood, we suggest that a success-ful intervention should aimto modify their interactions withother cues that determine theireating patterns," they wrote. Even after researchers hadaccounted for other factors, therewas still a large difference intheir learning performance. Prof Levy said: "This is not a general learning impairment,as obese women had no problemlearning when the reward wasmoney rather than food. "An intriguing possibility isthat, by modifying flawedassociation between food andenvironmental cues, we maybe able to change eating


Sunday, July 20, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 5 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,W ednesday July 16, 2014: As the United Democratic Party (UDP) continues to prepare for the Sunday July 29, 2014; convention for the electionof the team to represent the partyin the March 2015 municipalelections, a meeting was heldtoday with the candidatesoffering themselves for electionin the convention. The meeting, called by the UDPNational Chairman Alber to August was cordial and informative. All candidates in attendance candidly discussed andagreed upon the manner in whichthe July 29 convention will beconducted. V oting begins at 9:00 am at the Sacred Heart Primary School inSan Ignacio. The polls will closeat 6:00 pm. The counting willbegin immediately after the lastballot is cast. Notorious for attracting a largenumber of persons offeringthemselves as candidates forthe UDP this time around is no different. Of the ninemunicipalities countrywide,this western municipality is theonly one in which a conventionwill be held for the election of amayoral candidate. It is also onein two municipalities where aconvention for councilorcandidates will be held, the otherbeing Belize City which will be held on Sunday August 3, 2014. The two persons contesting theMayoral position are: #1 Shary Medina and #2 Earl T rapp The sixteen candidates seekingelection for the six councilorcandidate positions are: #1 Earl Aragon; #2 George Boiton; #3Charles Cabral; #4 EduardoCano; #5 Moses Chuc; #6Marco Martin Coyoc; #7Bernadette Fernandez; #8Carlos Garcia; #9 MaltaGarcia; #10 Jose Luis“W iching” Lemus; #1 1 Iliana Moreno; #12 David Morey;#13 V anessa Neal; #14 Michael Salazar; #15 Gurminder“Nick” Singh and #16 Ray Thompson A special invitation is extended to all supporters registered in thetwin towns of San Ignacio (CayoNorth and Cayo Northeast) aswell as those residing in SantaElena (Cayo Central) to come outand participate in the election ofthe UDP candidates for theMarch 2015 municipal election. Elect Your UDP Team The Following vacancies exist at Sacred Heart College High School for theupcoming school year 1. One Full T ime Spanish/Science T eacher 2. One Full T ime IT T eacher All applicants should be prepared to participate in faculty orientationsessions in August. Applicants must have a B.Sc. In the teaching subject area with a Diplomain Education or B.Ed. in the teaching subject area and should have a FullT eachers’ License. Remuneration is commensurate with MOE approved salary scales.Application packages should include the following: A signed letter of application A copy of a university diploma showing the highest earned degree Certified or official university transcript(s)* T wo named referees with contact details A copy of a valid T eacher ’ s License Completed application packages can be dropped off at the College, oremailed to APPLICA TION DEADLINE: JUL Y 25, 2014


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Sunday, July 20, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 7 Continue T o P ag e 1 4 Malaysia Jet Crashes In East Ukraine Conflict Zone A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people has crashedin east Ukraine on a flight fromAmsterdam to Kuala Lumpur There are no signs of survivorsat the scene of the crash near thevillage of Grabovo, in rebel-heldterritory close to the border withRussia. Both sides in Ukraine's civilconflict accused each other ofshooting down the plane with amissile. It is still not clear whythe plane came down. It is the second disastersuf fered by Malaysia Airlines this year Flight MH370 disappeared enroute from Malaysia to Chinain April and still has not been found. At a news conference at Schiphol airport, MalaysiaAirlines' European chief HuibGorter said they were stilltrying to identify some of thepassengers from flight MH17. He said of the passengersthat have been identified therewere: 154 Dutch nationals, 27Australians, 23 Malaysians, 1 1 Indonesians Six Britons, four Germans,four Belgians, three from thePhilippines and one Canadian All 15 of the crew were Malaysian Other airlines have announcedthey are now avoiding easternUkraine Analysis: Jonathan Mar cus, BBC News If it does turn out that theBoeing 777 was shot down bythe separatists with weaponrysupplied by Moscow thenit could significantly alterthe terms of the wholedebate surrounding the Ukrainecrisis. Over the past few days therehas been growing concern amongW estern governments that Russia was stepping up itsmilitary support for theseparatists in eastern Ukraine. Nato spokesmen insist thatmore and more heavy militaryequipment has moved fromRussian stockpiles to theseparatists across the border In response, the United Stateshas strengthened its economicsanctions against Moscow it isthreatening even strongeraction though the EuropeanUnion has so far failed to follow W ashington's lead. But if Russia in any wayhad a hand in this tragedy thenthe pressure especially onthe Europeans for muchtougher sanctions will onlygrow .. Malaysian Prime MinisterNajib Razak spoke of his shock and said he was launchingan immediate inquiry into thecrash. "This is a tragic day in what has already been a tragic yearfor Malaysia," he said. US and Ukrainian officials saidthey believed the plane had beenbrought down by a missile. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said it was an "act of terrorism". Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told the BBC he had intercepted phoneconversations that proved theplane was shot down by pro-Russian separatists. But Russian PresidentVladimir Putin blamed the Ukraine government forrestarting military operationsin the area, where it is trying toregain control from pro-Russianrebels. "The country in whose airspace this happened bearsresponsibility for it," he said. Separatist leader Alexander Borodai accused the Ukrainiangovernment of downing theairliner Ukraine's defence ministryissued a statement saying therewere no air force jets in the area and no surface-to-air systemsbeing used against the rebels. The British government hascalled for an emergency meetingof the UN Security Council todiscuss the crisis in Ukraine as aresult of the crash. The plane fell between KrasniLuch in Luhansk region andShakhtarsk in the neighbouringregion of Donetsk. A viation expert: "If this was a shoot down... it would have to Flight MH17 had been due to enter Russian airspace when contact was lost A V acancy exist at Mopan T echnical High School for T emporar y English T eacher SecretaryBoard of ManagementMopan T echnical High School Benque V iejo Del Carmen Cayo District Period:Qualifications:Requirements:Deadline:Address applications to: 1 Y ear Bachelors degree in the subject area, anAssociate’ s Degree will be considered. V alid T eacher ’ s License, social security card, birth certificate,transcript, diploma, two references, onephoto, All documents must be notarized by a Justice of the Peace. All Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2014. No electronicapplications will be accepted. Onlycomplete applications will beconsidered.


Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, July 20, 2014 W e ar e located of f Joseph Andr ews Drive, near the Falcon Field in San Ignacio T own. Call us at 824-2076 or 610-0408. E-mail: W ash, V accum, Armoral & Engine W ash As W ell As Pr essur e W ashing Outside of Houses A kid walks up to his mom and asks, "Mom, can I go bungee jumping?" The mom says "No, you were born from brokenrubber and I don't wantyou to go out the sameway!" The Broken Rubber Three women (a blonde, a redhead, and a brunette) are lost in the forest while hunting.They each have a shotgun with 2bullets. They make a fire. Then theredhead gets up and goes hunting.She comes back with 2 rabbits.The other two say "W ow where did you get that?" She says, "I found tracks. I followed tracks. I saw rabbits.Rabbits ran. I shot. Rabbitsstopped." Then the brunette leaves and comes back with a deer The other two say "W ow Where did you get that?" She says, "I found tracks. I followed tracks. I saw deer Deer ran. I shot. Deerstopped." The blonde leaves and comescrawling back, all bloodied andblack and blue. They others say "W ow where did you get that?" She says, "I found tracks. I followed tracks. I saw train.T rain ran. I shot. T rain didn't stop." The Thr ee W omen A cowboy walks into a bar sits down, and asks for a shot. Across the bar a Mexican man is sitting and glaring at the cowboy The cowboy takes the shot and slamsthe shot glass down on thecounter yelling, "TGIF!" The Mexican orders a shot,takes it, and slams his glass down,yelling, "SPIT!" The cowboy looks over athim and notices the Mexicanguy is still staring at him. Thecowboy once again orders ashot, slams it down, and yellsagain "TGIF!" Once again, the Mexican orders a shot, slams it down afterconsuming it, and yells out,"SPIT!" This goes on for a while, andthe bartender stands puzzled andannoyed. Finally the bartender asks the cowboy "Just checking, but do you know what TGIF means?" The cowboy replies, "Hell ya I know what it means, 'ThankGod It's Friday!'" The bartender asks the Mexicanguy "Okay so what does 'SPIT' mean?" The Mexican replies, "S tupid Pendejo It's Thursday!" The Cowboy And The Mexican W ife: "I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?" The Compliment Husband: "Y ou have perfect eyesight." A teacher wanted to teach her students about self-esteem, soshe asked, “Anyone who thought they were stupid, stand up.” One kid stood up and theteacher was surprised. She didn’t think anyone would stand up soshe asked him, “Why did you stand up?” He answered, “I didn’ t want to leave you standing up byyourself.” Self-Esteem Maya Angelou Everything In Everything In Everything In Everything In Everything In The Universe The Universe The Universe The Universe The Universe Has Rhythm, Has Rhythm, Has Rhythm, Has Rhythm, Has Rhythm, Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances.


Sunday, July 20, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 9 #2 Earl T rapp The Leadership of the United Democratic Party (UDP) extends a very Special Invitation to Supporters registered in San Ignacio and Santa Elena to participate in the convention for the election of the UDP T own Council T eam #1 Shary Medina Elect Y our UDP T eam MA YORAL CANDIDA TES #16 Ray Thompson #1 Earl Aragon #2 George Boiton #3 Charles Cabral #4 Eduardo Cano #5 Moses Chuc #6 Marco Martin Coyoc #7 Bernadette Fernandez #8 Carlos Garcia #9 Malta Garcia #10 Jose “Wiching” Lemus #1 1 Iliana Mor eno #12 David Morey #13 V anessa Neal #14 Michael Salazar #15 Nick Singh Sunday July 27, 2014 Sacr ed Hear t Primar y School, San Ignacio 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Come Out And V ote For The Candidates Of Y our Choice


Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, July 20, 2014 Continue T o P ag e 1 4 Alzheimer's disease (AD) also known in medical literature asAlzheimer disease, is the mostcommon form of dementia.There is no cure for the disease,which worsens as it progresses,and eventually leads todeath. It was first describedby German psychiatristand neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him. Most often,AD is diagnosed in people over65 years of age, although theless-prevalent early-onsetAlzheimer's can occur muchearlier In 2006, there were 26.6 million people worldwide withAD. Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by2050. Although Alzheimer's disease develops differently for everyindividual, there are manycommon symptoms. Earlysymptoms are often mistakenlythought to be 'age-related concerns, or manifestations ofstress. In the early stages, themost common symptom isdifficulty in remembering recentevents, known as short termmemory loss. When AD is suspected, the diagnosis isusually confirmed with tests thatevaluate behaviour and thinkingabilities, often followed bya brain scan if available,however examination of brain tissue is required for adefinitive diagnosis. As the disease advances, symptoms caninclude confusion, irritability aggression, mood swings,trouble with language, andlong-term memory loss. As the person's condition declines theyoften withdraw from family andsociety Gradually bodily functions are lost, ultimatelyleading to death. Since thedisease is different for eachindividual, predicting how it willaf fect the person is dif ficult. AD develops for an unknown andvariable amount of time beforebecoming fully apparent, and itcan progress undiagnosed foryears. On average, the lifeexpectancy following diagnosisis approximately seven years.Fewer than 3% of individualslive more than 14 years afterdiagnosis. The disease course isdivided into four stages, with Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease progressive patterns of cognitiveand functional impairments. Pre-dementia The first symptoms are oftenmistakenly attributed to ageing orstress. Detailed neuropsycho-logical testing can reveal mildcognitive difficulties up to eightyears before a person fulfils theclinical criteria for diagnosis ofAD. These early symptoms canaffect the most complex dailyliving activities. The mostnoticeable deficit is memoryloss, which shows up as difficultyin remembering recently learnedfacts and inability to acquire newinformation. Subtle problems with theexecutive functions ofattentiveness, planning,flexibility and abstract thinking, or impairments in semanticmemory (memory of meanings, and concept relationships) can also be symptomatic of the earlystages of AD. Apathy can be observed at this stage, andremains the most persistentneuropsychiatric symptomthroughout the course of thedisease. Depressive symptoms,irritability and reduced awarenessof subtle memory difficultiesalso occur commonly The preclinical stage of the diseasehas also been termed mildcognitive impairment, butwhether this term corresponds toa different diagnostic stage oridentifies the first step of AD is a matter of dispute. Early In people with AD the increasing impairment oflearning and memory eventuallyleads to a definitive diagnosis. Ina small portion of them,difficulties with language,executive functions, perception(agnosia) or execution of movements (apraxia) are more prominent than memoryproblems. AD does not af fect all memory capacities equally Older memories of the person'slife (episodic memory) facts learned (semantic memory) and implicit memory (the memory of the body on how to do things,such as using a fork to eat) are affected to a lesser degree thannew facts or memories. Language problems are mainlycharacterised by a shrinkingvocabulary and decreased word fluency which lead to a general impoverishment of oral andwritten language. In this stage,the person with Alzheimer's is usually capable ofcommunicating basic ideasadequately While performing fine motor tasks such as writing,drawing or dressing, certainmovement co-ordination andplanning difficulties (apraxia) may be present but they arecommonly unnoticed. As the disease progresses, people withAD can often continue toperform many tasksindependently but may need assistance or supervision with themost cognitively demandingactivities. Moderate Progressive deteriorationeventually hinders independence,with subjects being unable toperform most common activitiesof daily living. Speechdifficulties become evidentdue to an inability to recallvocabulary which leads to frequent incorrect wordsubstitutions (paraphasias) Reading and writing skills arealso progressively lost. Complexmotor sequences become lesscoordinated as time passes andAD progresses, so the risk offalling increases. During thisphase, memory problemsworsen, and the person may failto recognise close relatives.Long-term memory which was previously intact, becomesimpaired. Behavioural and neuropsychi-atric changes become moreprevalent. Common manifesta-tions are wandering, irritabilityand labile affect, leading tocrying, outbursts ofunpremeditated aggression, orresistance to caregiving.Sundowning can also appear Approximately 30% of peoplewith AD develop illusionary misidentifications and otherdelusional symptoms. Subjectsalso lose insight of their diseaseprocess and limitations(anosognosia) Urinary incontinence can develop. Thesesymptoms create stress forrelatives and caretakers, whichcan be reduced by moving theperson from home care to otherlong-term care facilities. Advanced During the final stage of AD, the person is completelydependent upon caregivers.Language is reduced to simplephrases or even single words,eventually leading to completeloss of speech. Despite the lossof verbal language abilities,people can often understand andreturn emotional signals.Although aggressiveness can stillbe present, extreme apathy andexhaustion are much morecommon symptoms. Personswith Alzheimer's disease will ultimately not be able to performeven the simplest tasks withoutany assistance. Muscle mass andmobility deteriorate to the pointwhere they are bedridden, andthey lose the ability to feedthemselves. AD is a terminal illness, with the cause of deathtypically being an external factor such as infection of pressureulcers or pneumonia, not thedisease itself. PREVENTION At present, there is no definitive evidence to supportthat any particular measure isef fective in preventing AD. Global studies of measures toprevent or delay the onset of AD have often produced inconsistentresults. Epidemiological studieshave proposed relationshipsbetween certain modifiablefactors, such as diet, cardiovas-cular risk, pharmaceuticalproducts, or intellectualactivities among others, and apopulation's likelihood ofdeveloping AD. Only further research, including clinical trials,will reveal whether these factorscan help to prevent AD. Medication Although cardiovascular risk factors, such ashypercholesterolaemia, hyper-tension, diabetes, and smoking,are associated with a higher riskof onset and course of AD, statins, which are cholesterollowering drugs, have not beeneffective in preventing orimproving the course of thedisease. Long-term usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrugs (NSAIDs) is associated with a reduced likelihood ofdeveloping AD. Human post mortem studies, in animal


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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, July 20, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 Creative opportunities, romanticdalliances, and a sense of fun andenjoyment will be augmented asJupiter moves into Leo midweek.Y our confidence in yourself and your abilities will gradually return, makingyou more willing to take a risk andexplore fresh options. Along with this, Saturn's forward motion in your zoneof shared resources is also excellentnews, especially if you've suffered withproblems in this area. There arealso plenty of options for friendlyget-togethers and parties on the homefront. Lucky numbers: 13, 26, 59. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Domestic life and relationships takea turn for the better this week.Regarding home and family over the next twelve months you have anopportunity to expand in this area.Perhaps you want to buy newproperty start a family or increase the one you have. Regarding your love life,if you've been through a trying timelately things should gradually begin to ease in the weeks ahead. Y ou can emer ge from this phase stronger with a greater sense of what's needed tomake a relationship work. Lucky numbers: 04, 21, 63. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y ou'll be in your element from this week on as communication mattersmove to the top of the agenda.If you've considered writing, onlinemarketing, or simply selling yourtalents, Jupiter's move into Leo canhelp you excel over the months ahead.And as V enus dances into Cancer it may be time to splurge on one or twoluxuries, but keeping on track withyour budget is also important. Later Saturn's forward movement may easeany pressure associated with work orhealth matters. Lucky numbers: 33, 49, 55. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Y ou may get the financial boost you've been hoping for as Jupiter jogs into Leothis week. It will stay here for thenext twelve months, bringing manyopportunities to increase your earningsand perhaps find a more lucrative jobthat uses your creative skills. At the same time, Saturn's forward movement inScorpio may help unblock any feelingsof insecurity around expressing yourself.If you've felt fearful about puttingyourself out there, you may begin to feelless so. Lucky numbers: 08, 39, 41. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Y ou'll be in your element from this Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers week as Jupiter hikes into your signfor a twelve-month stay Over the coming weeks you may have moreopportunities to expand your optionsand explore new horizons. T ravel may feature, as well as a desire to challengeyourself to achieve bigger and brighterdreams. At the same time, Saturn's forward movement might bring a chancefor matters on the home front to improve.T aking the right kind of action now can produce positive results. Lucky numbers: 02, 37, 79. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Y ou're moving into a phase when taking the time to recharge and chillmight be very good for you. For the nexttwelve months your luck can improvewhen you pay attention to your dreamsand focus on listening within for thatsubtle guidance. Doing so could saveyou time and money in the long term.Plus, any barriers to communication maygradually ease as Saturn changesdirection. If you've had a hard timegetting through to someone or gettingreturns on your advertising, youmay soon get better results. Lucky numbers: 69, 73, 95. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Y our social life explodes into action this week, bringingopportunities for plenty of mingling,dating, and networking. Y ou may find that you get your best breaks whenyou're out and about and enjoying life.However career matters continue to be important, and as V enus glides into Cancer a relationship with a boss orsuperior might begin to improve. Y ou have a natural intuitive ability when itcomes to career and success and thiswill be enhanced, so make the bestuse of it. Lucky numbers: 46, 61, 85. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Y ou'll be the star of the show for the next twelve months as Jupiter jogsinto your career sector This isn't the time to hide your light but to let it burnmore brightly Showcase your skills and abilities to the world and you can'tgo far wrong. Along with this, Saturn turns direct in your sign, whichsuggests that the brakes are off andprogress is now possible. If you've feltlike you were treading water you'll soon find yourself swimming in thedirection of your dreams. Lucky numbers: 19, 52, 77. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Good news this week as Jupiter your personal planet, zips into Leo andyour sector of travel and adventure.The next twelve months can be a timeof exciting opportunities, study and experiences that you'll relish. At the same time, the cosmos hints thatfinances still need careful handling.Shrewd decisions and excellentbudgeting can lead to cost-savingmeasures and a chance toaccumulate more cash. On anothernote, personal developmentincreases in importance with Saturn'sdirect motion encouraging innertransformation. Lucky numbers: 31, 78, 92. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y our zone of shared resources gets a long-term visit from Jupiter thisweek, which is great news for yourbusiness and finances. This livelyenergy is excellent for promoting yourgoods and services, finding theperfect business partner and earning big bucks. There's also another shiftthis week as Saturn turns direct inyour social sector As it is also your personal planet, you may noticeimprovements in other aspects of yourlife as it speeds up the pace of changeon your path to success. Lucky numbers: 67, 80, 99. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 This may be your year for loveand romance as Jupiter moves intoyour partnership sector for a longstay There's every chance that a relationship could become morecommitted, with a desire to getengaged or even tie the knot. Along with this, someone you meet mayhave soul-mate potential. Y et there are other changes, too, as yourcareer sector gets a boost. Saturnturns direct in Scorpio, encouragingprogress at last. If you've beenworking hard and getting nowhere,this may be about to change. Lucky numbers: 07, 29, 44. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 New people you meet today arelikely to be favorably impressed byyour manners, social skills, and, aboveall, excellent sense of humor Don't be surprised if all of this brings yousome new opportunities today! Y our health is radiant and you areprobably looking great. This is anexcellent time to plan an evening outwith friends or better yet, a romantic partner Lucky numbers: 17, 89, 94.


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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, July 20, 2014 Continued F r om P ag e 1 0 Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease models, or in vitro investigationsalso support the notionthat NSAIDs can reduceinflammation related toamyloid plaques. However trials investigating their use aspalliative treatment have failed toshow positive results, apparentlybecause the brain NSAIDconcentration after an oralNSAID dose is exceedinglysmall. No prevention trial hasbeen completed. Hormone re-placement therapy although previously used, may increase therisk of dementia. Lifestyle People who engage inintellectual activities such asreading, playing board games,completing crossword puzzles,playing musical instruments, orregular social interaction show areduced risk for Alzheimer's disease. This is compatible withthe cognitive reserve theory which states that some lifeexperiences result in more efficient neural functioningproviding the individual acognitive reserve that delays theonset of dementia manifestations. Education delays theonset of AD syndrome, but is not related to earlier death after diagnosis.Learning a second language even laterin life seems to delay gettingAlzheimer disease. Physical activityis also associated with a reduced riskof AD. Diet People who eat a mediterraneandiet have a lower risk of AD, and it may improve outcomes inthose with the disease. Those whoeat a diet high in saturated fats andsimple carbohydrates have ahigher risk. The mediterraneandiet's beneficial cardiovasculareffect has been proposed as themechanism of action. There islimited evidence that light tomoderate use of alcohol,particularly red wine, isassociated with lower risk of AD. There is tentative evidence thatcaf feine may be protective. A number of foods high inflavonoids such as cocoa, redwine, and tea may decrease therisk of AD. Reviews on the use of vitaminsand minerals have not foundenough consistent evidence torecommend them. This includesvitamin A, C, E, selenium, zinc, and folic acid with or without vi-tamin B12. Additionally vitamin E is associated with health risks.T rials examining folic acid (B9) and other B vitamins failed toshow any significant associationwith cognitive decline. In thosealready af fected with AD adding docosahexaenoic acid, an Omega3 fatty acid, to the diet has notbeen found to slow decline. Curcumin as of 2010 has notshown benefit in people eventhough there is tentative evidencein animals. There is inconsistentand unconvincing evidencethat ginkgo has any positiveeffect on cognitive impairmentand dementia, and a recent studyconcludes that it has no effect in reducing the rate of AD incidence. As of 2008 there is no concrete evidence thatcannabinoids are effective inimproving the symptoms of AD or dementia. Some research inits early stages however lookspromising. Others Some studies have shown anincreased risk of developing AD with environmental factors suchthe intake of metals, particularlyaluminium. The quality of someof these studies has beencriticised, and other studies haveconcluded that there is norelationship between theseenvironmental factors and thedevelopment of AD. While some studies suggestthat extremely low frequencyelectromagnetic fields mayincrease the risk for Alzheimer's disease, reviewers found thatfurther epidemiological andlaboratory investigations of thishypothesis are needed. Smokingis a significant AD risk factor Systemic markers of the innateimmune system are risk factorsfor late-onset AD. 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A separatist rebel from nearby Krasnyi Luch who gavehis name as Sergei said: "From my balcony I saw a planebegin to descend from a greatheight and then heard twoexplosions." The head of the Russian Air T raf fic Controllers' Union, Sergei Kovalyov told BBC Russian that the airspace overeastern Ukraine had remainedopen during the conflict becausethe planes previously shot downhad tended to be helicopters orlow-flying fast jets. "In order to bring down an airplane from an altitude of10,000m, you need to have veryserious weapons…. missiles,"he said. "It's either a mistake or a terrorist act." Ukraine has accused Russia'smilitary of supplying advancedmissiles to the rebels. Earlier on Thursday Ukrainian officials blamed the Russian airforce for shooting down oneof its ground attack jets onW ednesday and a transport plane on Monday In 2001, Ukraine admittedits military was probablyresponsible for shooting down aRussian airliner that crashed intothe Black Sea, killing all 78people on board. 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Sunday, July 20, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 15 Continued From Front Page SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,W ednesday July 16, 2014: V ery few are those who live to reach one hundred years of age.Even fewer are those who gobeyond 100. One such person isMrs. Camilla Espinoza blessed to be among relatives on theoccasion of her 106 birthday That’ s right a century and six years. W e were at the Octavia W aight Center today for this very specialevent. She has outlived all herchildren and so she wassurrounded by nieces, nephews,grand children, great andgreatgreat-grand children. Born in July 1908, Camillacould be the oldest womanliving in Belize. She was born inPunta Gorda T own. She came to Cayo as a young girl, got marriedin the west and never went backto PG Her husband passed away four years ago. She joined the center in Continued From Front Page 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age 106 Years Of Age – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing – Truly A Blessing February of 2005 and says thatshe loves the place. A broken hip has confined her to a wheel chair She speaks mostly Spanish butunderstands English. So, you may be wondering:How is it that this special ladycould have lived so long? We asked her and she said that shegrew up eating a lot of plantain,fish and locally grown chickens,as well as organic vegetables. Shesaid that the fruits and vegetablesin her days were never “force grown” with fertilizer She takes a “little” shot of green aniseed two or three times a week to warmup the body According to her caretaker apart from reduced hearing, Mrs. Camilla suffers nomajor medical complications.She is neither diabetic norhypertensive. Mrs. Camilla is truly blessed.It was a pleasure to share theoccasion with this wonderful ladyin the company of relatives andfriends. Bateman Alleges Brutal Police Treatment treatment continued while insidethe police station under thewatchful eye of an overheadsurveillance camera. Stillhandcuffed, he was reportedlyordered on his knees and wasallegedly kicked in the back,chest and face. Bateman emerged from theencounter with bruises to variousparts of the body including twobite wounds which he allegedwere inflicted by one of thepolicemen he later identified asDale Santos attached to the Special Patrol Unit, a unit notdirectly attached to the SanIgnacio Police Detachment. Officer commanding the SanIgnacio Police Detachment,Supt. Dinsdale Thompson confirmed the receipt ofBateman’ s report, the viewing of the footage from the surveillancecamera as well as the launchingof an investigation againstthe policemen allegedlyresponsibility for injuries causedto Simon Bateman. This begs the question, whilethe policeman from the SpecialPatrol Unit is not directlyconnected to the San Ignaciopolice detachment, where was the policeman in charge of thestation at the time? How did thepoliceman in charge allow thiskind of action to take place in“his” station and on his watch? W e are trusting that the investigation will require thewriting of reports by everysingle policeman on duty at thematerial time. For their part, the police proceeded with arrestingBateman on bribery assault and resisting arrest charges. Heappeared in court on Monday July 14 where he pled not guiltyto all three charges. He was offered and met the one thousanddollar bail. The matter on these straight forward charges, wasgranted a 10 week adjournment.Bateman returns to court onThursday September 25.


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