AMY WINEHOUSE WINS .....Jazz staged a comeback at the Mobos tonight after a leading saxophonist joined Amy
Winehouse on the winner’s podium a year after being told that his music no longer deserved a place at the awards.
Twelve months ago Soweto Kinch performed an impromptu protest with other jazz musicians outside the leading black music
ceremony after the sudden exclusion of their category. But chastened organisers reinstated the Best Jazz award for tonight’s event
held at the O2 Arena and Kinch swept to victory for his Tales Of The Tower Block album which mixed rap and jazz to document
life in inner-city Birmingham.
Winehouse, a previous Mobo jazz nominee, confirmed her return to health by performing live and taking the Best Female award.
Defeating Corinne Bailey Rae and Beverley Knight, the Jewish singer demonstrated that ethnicity is no barrier to Mobo success.
Winehouse, who denies family claims that she has serious drug problems, also won Best Female at the Vodafone Live Music
Awards, held concurrently in West London. A showdown between 50 Cent and Kanye West for Best Hip Hop was expected to be a
Mobo highlight. Gangsta rapper Cent threatened to retire from the music industry if his new album was outsold by West’s offering.
West’s Graduation thrashed Cent’s Curtis in the US and UK charts prompting Cent to cancel his Mobo and Vodafone appearances.
West won Best Hip-Hop but was unable to attend. His absence, along with that of Best International Act winner Rhianna,
considerably reduced the Mobo’s international star wattage, a familiar complaint at these awards.
Dizzee Rascal, the MC who emerged from the East London “grime” scene took the Best UK Male award. Rascal, a Mercury Music
Prize winner, has extended his audience to rock fans by collaborating with Arctic Monkeys. He beat Wiley, a former “grime” scene
mentor to Rascal, with whom a musical feud has developed.
The Mobos, which celebrate music “inspired” by black musical forms, have been dogged by controversy throughout their 12 years.
Last year organisers said there were too few good jazz acts to make a shortlist. They later claimed jazz had been axed after ten years
to meet the demands of live television. Kinch and Courtney Pine greeted guests on the red carpet with a set of New Orleans jazz in
protest. Kinch, 28, told The Times: “What is ‘music of black origin’ without jazz? It was a shocking omission and a wise judgement
to bring jazz back. The shortlist showed what a vibrant UK scene we have.”
The Oxford History graduate, urged the Mobos to change course. He said: “They hanker after American celebrities even when they
don’t turn up. People are exhausted with conveyor-belt music. We should celebrate our indigenous scene.” British “urban”
performers face a constant battle for media exposure and sales against their more glamorous American counterparts. But hopes are
high for London trio N-Dubz, winners of the Newcomer award. The group mix hip-hop with radio-friendly melodies, moving the
genre on from the commercially-limited underground “grime” scene.
Dappy, 20 of N-Dubz, said: “Its an honour to win a Mobo. We aren’t afraid to expand our musical knowledge - I listen to Magic
FM for the songs. We wan’t to make music and get paid.” Dappy dedicated their award to his father, the group’s manager, who died
suddenly, this year. The band have been snapped up by the Polydor recording giant and have received backing from the BBC 1Xtra
radio station. Ne-Yo, the US R&B singer, was the big Mobo winner with two awards, at the show hosted by Jamelia and Shaggy.
The Mobo Awards, BBC One, Friday, 11:35pm. CLICK HERE FOR MORE AMY WINEHOUSE NEWS.
STAR which is featuring drama between Nicole Richie & Joel madden - she's a little over
five months pregnant and the magazine has her baby's daddy wrapped up with his ex-
girlfriend Hilary duff - which i don't believe for a second - I'm not sure they'll be able to
weather the storm long term but they sure seem stable at the moment - i wonder if we'll
ever see them get married?!? Overall I'm way happy for ms. Richie - i adore her sense of
humor - and i know she'll make a great mom with or without Mr. Madden!
Moving on we've got more talk of Angelina Jolie being pregnant again - this would make
baby #5 in the already large Jolie-pitt clan - i say more power to Angelina - why not have
a large family if you have resources like they do? Next there's more on Britney spears who
seems to be quickly falling down an already very slippery slope! Just yesterday a judge
laid it on the line for Britney telling her she has substance abuse problems - and now has
to take parenting classes and will be subjected to sobriety checks randomly twice every
week! Not good times for ms. Spears - at this point i feel like it's a lost cause but I'd still
like to see Britney get her ass back on track - everyone loves a happy ending right?!?
Jessica....... Think there's anybody else that wants a happy ending more than Jessica
Simpson does - right now I'm actually kinda liking her at the moment but lordy she must
be a pain in the ass the deal with...i'm surprised nick Lacey stuck around for as long as he
did! She just needs to focus and stop worrying about finding a man - it's totally OK to be
single in Hollywood - she looks great these days and needs to work it (compared to her
scuzzy looking days when she was with john Mayer) if she's in therapy like the magazine
suggests then Jessica simply needs to calm herself down - chill out & go with the flow -
How about some links in the meantime..→ there's a couple of things about heed's party
that made feel ill... Molly good
→ Rosie Donnell turned down an invite from oprah to appear on her show! Holy candy
→ finally - Jennifer lopez is really pregnant! A socialite's life
→ foo fighter dave grohl speaks his mind about paris hilton... dlisted
→ sexy david beckham + good coffee = pure bliss! in case you didn't know
→ britney spears is keeping her kids (for now...) hollyscoop
→ check out lynn & alex at the emmy awards! l.a. rag mag
→ kayne west has a beef with pamela anderson... celebrity smack
→ for those who confuse themselves with movie stars... film experience
The setpoint theory holds that if left to its own devices your body, under the dictates of its fat cells, will maintain a certain level of stored
fat. When fat levels drop below that amount, your appetite increases and you are constantly bombarded with ''signals'' to eat more and reduce
the level of energy you expend. As soon as restraints on food intake are removed (that is, when you get tired of dieting, deprivation and
vigilance), the fat you lost is quickly regained. This is precisely what happened to those who participated in a ''semistarvation'' experiment
during World War II. By the time they had lost the fat stored under the skin and in the abdomen, they had also become extremely lethargic as
well as irritable and uninterested in work. As soon as the experiment was over, they ate ravenously, quickly regaining all their lost fat.
An interesting series of studies in laboratory rats by Dr. Roy Martin of the University of Georgia suggests that fat cells communicate their
needs to the brain through their products, the fatty acids. During weight reduction, fatty acids are used for fuel throughout the body.
Although the brain normally does not use fatty acids for energy, Dr. Martin found that during fasting the brain's ''appetite center'' oxidizes
fatty acids at a very high rate. This, he believes, signals the brain to stimulate eating.
The second stumbling block to successful dieting also involves the body's attempt to protect itself against the ravages of starvation. The body
has a built-in energy-conservation mechanism: When calorie intake drops significantly below the level needed to maintain current weight, the
basal metabolic rate drops too. In other words, the body turns down its thermostat and automatically begins to use less energy to run itself.
This mechanism would have served the species well in the early days of agriculture, when many people lived a feast-or-famine existence.
Those who, in times of famine, could best hang on to their stored fat lived the longest. And those who were able to stow away extra calories
as fat during times of plenty were even further favored. In modern times of perennial plenty, many people seem genetically programmed to
remain perennially fat. As Dr. Martin Katahn, a psychologist who is director of the Weight Management Program at Vanderbilt University,
explains in his illuminating and practical new book, ''The 200 Calorie Solution,'' (W.W. Norton, $13.95), this energy-conserving mechanism is
the reason many people find that they stop losing weight or lose only very slowly after several weeks on a low-calorie diet.
Whereas before dieting they may have needed 2,000 calories a day to maintain their body weight and could lose a pound of fat a week on a
1,500-calorie diet, after weeks of dieting their reprogrammed metabolism may have slowed down enough to make it impossible for them to
lose even another ounce on 1,500 calories a day.
The more drastic the diet, the more drastic your body's countermeasures, Dr. Katahn says. A very low-calorie crash diet can slow body
metabolism by as much as 45 percent. When weight is regained after a diet, a disproportionate amount of fat is put in storage so that you
actually get fatter each time you fail at dieting. Furthermore, repeated dieting trains the body to defend itself against starvation by speeding its
ability to reduce metabolic needs. So it becomes harder and harder to lose weight by cutting calories.
The bottom line is this: Diets, by themselves, rarely work. Their failure is evidenced by the many millions of Americans who chronically ride
the weight-loss/weight-gain seesaw and in the neverending stream of fad diets that occasionally succeed in pushing these people to the ground
only to let them ride once more to the top. Is there any hope? Dr. Bennett, Dr. Katahn and Mr. Gurin think so. Indeed, they have tried their
suggestion and found it to work, allowing a slow, steady weight loss that stays lost. The trick, as Dr. Bennett and Mr. Gurin put it, is to
lower your setpoint rather that simply resist it. The most practical method for achieving this is exercise.
Evidence for the effect of exercise on weight control spans at least four decades and involves several species, including humans. Basically, it
shows that when animals are inactive they spontaneously grow fatter than normal and that as activity increases their weight falls.
Below a certain level of activity - a level commonly found among sedentary Americans, appetite seems to be unleashed from normal controls.
When exercise becomes excessive (such as in some longdistance runners), appetite may be unable to keep up with caloric needs. But at a
moderate level of activity there seems to be a better balance between appetite and energy expenditure.
One known effect of exercise is a change in body composition: the proportion of the body that is fat diminishes and the proportion of lean
muscle tissue increases. Muscle, as Dr. Katahn points out, uses considerably more calories to maintain itself than fat does.
Thus, even if no weight is lost, a well-muscled person can consume considerably more calories without gaining than could a person who
weighs the same but has less muscle tissue and more fat. In other words, exercise seems to lower the setpoint, probably by raising the basal
metabolic rate and by altering body chemistry so that less fat is put in storage.
Dr. Katahn, who lost 70 pounds and kept them off by following his own advice, recommends adding 200 calories' worth of exercise to your
day as the best long-term approach to weight loss and maintenance. This amounts to a 45-minute brisk walk each day or its equivalent in
biking, swimming, jogging, tennis, etc. After a year, even with no change in diet, the daily 200 calories of extra expended energy could mean 20
fewer pounds of fat on your body.
He admonishes fat people never to go on a diet to lose weight unless they are willing to change their activity level. ''For a diet to work once
and for all,'' he said, ''you must remove the critical contribution of a sedentary life style to your weight problem. Then you will never need to
WHAT ARE HUNGER PANGS.
Hunger pangs: what are they and what do they mean?
When food is present in the stomach, peristaltic or wavelike, muscle contractions sweep through the walls
of the stomach and help to mix food with gastric juices. However, another kind of intense muscle
contraction, called hunger contractions, occur when the stomach has been empty for several hours. Hunger
contractions are peristaltic contractions, mainly restricted to the body of the stomach. They can often be
particularly strong, resulting in a contraction that lasts for two to three minutes! Hunger contractions are
usually most intense in young people, who often have a higher degree of gastrointestinal "muscle tone"
than older people. In addition, these contractions are increased by a low level of glucose in the blood, which
usually occurs when an individual has not eaten for several hours.
When individuals have hunger contractions, they frequently experience pain in the pit of their stomachs.
This pain, referred to as hunger pangs, usually does not begin until 12 to 24 hours after the last ingestion
of food. In your question, you state that you experience hunger pangs even when you are not hungry. I can
think of a few possible reasons for this. However, before I list some possibilities, I want to emphasize that
my answer to the question you submitted to MadSci Network should not be used as a substitute for
professional medical advice. If you feel that you have a health problem, you should seek professional
medical assistance. One reason you may have ‘hunger pangs’ when you do not feel hungry is that perhaps
you are hungry but you just do not feel that are. In this instance, you might think back to when you last
ate, and the amount of food consumed at that time. Another possibility is that you are not experiencing
hunger pangs, but rather pain of a different origin. Abdominal pain can result from a large number of
things--hunger, stress, as well as a number of physiological disturbances. One way that physicians can
narrow down these possibilities is by asking patients about the quality of the pain (for example, diffuse
versus localized), and the specific location of pain in the abdomen.
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Before the fall shows in February, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the
U.S. industry's trade group, issued guidelines teaching models about nutrition, banning
those under 16 from runways and offering healthy food backstage, with no smoking or
But the issue failed to generate much controversy beyond the catwalks, and consumers
did not spurn designers who used ultra-thin models, experts say.
"What a shame, that it was such a big deal last season, and now nobody seems to have
noticed that the models have not gained an ounce," said David A. Wolfe, creative
director of The Doneger Group trend forecasters.
And The elaborate folds and puffy sleeves in many spring styles helped keep the issue
under wraps in the shows at New York's Fashion Week, which concluded on
Now no one is even talking about it, Wolfe said, partly because the newest outfits show
"Longer hemlines are covering the toothpick legs," he said. "The full skirts are covering
the jutting hip-bones."
Models have long been skinny but their weight became a hot topic after two Latin
American models died of anorexia last year. Critics say fashion's obsession with
waif-like frames leads young women to dislike their bodies.
A wave of very thin male models, appearing in shows in Europe, may be poised to
show in New York, Wolfe said.
"Practically every designer who thinks they're edgy is now using a pack of boys who
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