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Essential Packing Tips for a Beach Vacation

 

There is no limit to the joy when it comes to heading for the beach while having a vacation. One may opt to go to the beach during the summer time or during the colder season. Remember the packing tips for a beach vacationaccording to the climate you are setting off to travel. Usual stuff such as maps, first aid kit, flash lights with extra batteries, GPS system, mobile phones, chargers, cameras, sleep wear, sleeping bag, mats, folding beds and chairs, fridge, tables, cooking equipments and essential medicines that might be required in case of any injury or accidents are some of the must-haves for any travel.

Packing Tips for a Beach Vacation

Packing tips for a beach vacation in summer

During summer you would love to indulge in swimming to save yourself from the scorching heat and hence remember to pack up two sets of swim suits as you can use the other one if one gets wet.

Carry plenty of beach towels to keep yourselves dry always.

Pack up a lot of Sun block creams, Aloe Vera creams, Sun tan lotions, antiseptic lotions and other skin ointments in case of you develop rashes or have allergies.

Remember to pack a lot of hats as your head would be prone to direct heat that might lead to problems in your scalp.

Flip flops or beach sandals to walk along the sands of the shores are a mus for every beach vacation.

Light colour and light material clothes to face the heat and that are easy on the skin are a must. Choose apparels that are used for the day time and separate ones for the nights such as sweaters, sweat shirts and jackets made of very light materials.

Pack big umbrellas to sit under during the mid day Sun to safeguard your skin and your kids.

Have your bag filled with lot of elastic hair bands to tie your hair when the wind is harsh as your hair might get tangled. Also have lip balms and SPF rich moisturisers and Sun screen lotions.

Pack just a single bath wear as the chances of you swimming at such a climate is very thin and there is no need to stack up more than one as it consumes a lot of space in the luggage.

Pack large towels to dry yourselves and to lie down on the sands of the beach.

Remember to wear your clothes in layers to withstand the chillness such as T shirts, shirts, pullovers, sweaters, fleeces, jackets, jeans, khakis, shorts and pants to safe guard against the cold weather.

Thick varieties of socks in many numbers of pairs should be kept to be warm throughout the night.

To stay safe from Sun burns, carry a Sun screen or Sun block creams and lotion with a high SPF. This is essential even if you spend only less time under the Sun.

Pack lots of sneakers as other foot wear such as sandals or flip flops might make you even colder.

Also have hiking boots, compass and maps to find your way out in case of extreme conditions.

Packing tips for a beach vacation in cold climates

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5 Natural Foods with Vitamin A to Improve Vision

You know how you’ve always heard “eat your carrots, they improve your vision.”  Well, it turns out your mother was right.  Yet, carrots are only one of many natural foods with Vitamin A you can eat to improve your vision.

One way you can get more vitamin A into your body is through juicing.  That’s because liquids go straight to your bloodstream.  That’s why people recommend chicken soup when you’re sick.  Liquids make vitamins and nutrients easy to absorb.   That means the best natural foods with vitamin A to improve vision are juices made with carrots, spinach and other vitamin-rich foods.

A study from Mayor Pharmaceutical Labs showed you only get about 10% of the nutrients when you take a tablet.  But, when you get your vitamins from liquid, your body is able to absorb 100% of the good stuff.

Of course, drinking carrot juice all day might not work for your schedule and there are plenty of great tasting natural foods with vitamin A to improve vision.  Here are 5 Natural Foods are High in Vitamin A:

Liver – Both beef and chicken livers have high concentrations of vitamin A.  In fact, legend has it that in Ancient Egypt, eating liver could cure those suffering from night blindness.

Sweet potatoes  – Llike carrots they’re rich in beta-carotene which the body converts into Vitamin A.

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Spinach—Dark, leafy greens like spinach are great sources of antioxidants for your body.  They’re rich in vitamin A too.

Cantaloupe—It’s not as bright orange as sweet potatoes or carrots, but cantaloupes are rich sources of beta-carotene too.

 

 

 

Fortified milk and cheese – Both of these are often fortified with Vitamin A.

 

Vitamin A plays a strong role in your eye health and vision.  Studies show getting plenty of Vitamin A in your diet can even protect you from age related eye diseases later in life such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

 

One study involved more than 50,000 women ages 45-67.  In this study, those who ate foods with the highest amount of vitamin A were 39% less likely to develop cataracts.

 

Another study by the National Eye Institute, found those who got the highest amount of vitamin A (and other nutrients) were 25% less likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration.

 

To keep your eyesight strong, eat plenty of natural foods with vitamin A.

 

 

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A Day In The Life Of A Card Counter by Fred Renzey

 

 

This is a story about a fella named JoJo Finelli. JoJo is a blackjack card counter. He doesn’t play blackjack for a living — he plays just for fun and profit. He likes it that way. JoJo plays blackjack when he wants, if he wants, for as many hours as he wants. He doesn’t win every time he plays, but he does book a winning session about seven out of 12 times. JoJo’s gone on like this for thousands of hours over the years.

 

One afternoon, JoJo’s friend Nickey asked him why he never gets sick of playing blackjack. JoJo answered Nickey from a perspective with which it’s hard to argue. “Hey Nickey, how much do like to play golf?” JoJo quizzed. “You kiddin? You know I love golf. I could golf every day and never get enough of it,” Nickey responded enthusiastically.

 

“Then what keeps you from doing it?” quizzed JoJo. “C’mon JoJo, golf takes up a lotta time for one thing,” Nickey defended. “And then you gotta have nice clubs, the right shoes, a trunk full of golf balls — and the green fees ain’t too cheap after a while either, ya’ know,” he concluded.

 

“So you’d be willing to golf just about whenever you could, if you had the time and it didn’t cost too much, is that right?” surmised JoJo. “Yeah I guess. When it’s in your blood, it’s in your blood,” admitted Nickey.

 

So JoJo laid the following analogy on him. “Nickey,” he began, “suppose somebody came up to you and said they’d love to have you play golf at their country club, on the house, no green fees, no dues, nothin.’ In fact, they’d even give you a free dinner just for playing a round of golf on their course anytime you want, as often as you want. If you came with a Slot Gacor friend, the club would buy dinner for the both of you. You wouldn’t have to bring a thing. They’d give you and your friend a good set of clubs, balls, everything you need. You’d never have to call ahead for a tee time either. Just show up unannounced on the spur of the moment and step right up to the tee box, no waiting. And as some added frosting on the cake, stop on by the clubhouse when you’re finished and they’ll even pay you for playing — sort of. How’s that sound?”

 

“What’ya mean, they’d sort of pay me?” asked Nickey with suspicion in his voice. JoJo went on to explain. “Well, a round of golf takes maybe five hours to play at a leisurely pace. So let’s say they agree to pay you an average of $50 an hour just for your trouble. Only thing is, it won’t always be exactly $50 an hour. What happens when you check out at the clubhouse is, they’ll flip a coin. One side of the coin says, ‘You pay us $2,500.’ The other side reads, ‘We pay you $3,000.’ And you both agree to live by the flip of the coin. Sometimes you’ll make a nice piece of change, and sometimes it’ll cost you a hunk. But if you play golf enough times, you’ll wind up getting paid an average of $250 for every round of golf — 50 bucks an hour. Ya’ think you could live with that?”

 

“In a heartbeat,” answered Nickey. “But nobody’s gonna pay anybody $50 an hour and give ‘em a couple of free dinners just to come and use their place of business.” That’s where JoJo had him dead to rights. “Not to play golf, but they will to play blackjack,” he explained. Nickey wasn’t too sure about the whole scenario. It didn’t sound realistic to him. But JoJo knew better. He’d been doing it for years. So Nickey and JoJo parted company. Nickey went home, called the local golf course and tried to reserve a tee time. JoJo drove out to a nearby casino to play a few hours of blackjack.

 

JoJo hadn’t been to the Desiree Casino yet that week. He likes to spread himself around so as to not give pit personnel too many looks at him in a short time. As he entered the blackjack area he casually circled the tables, looking for a dealer who would be shuffling. JoJo never walks up to a table cold with the shoe already partially dealt. He needs to see — and count every card from the get-go.

 

Tanya was just finishing her last riffle on table 22, right next to a roulette wheel. So JoJo nonchalantly sauntered up to the roulette table, pretending to be noting the previous numbers on the roulette reader board. There were three players at table 22 as Tanya put the cards in the shoe and was ready to deal the first round. It still wasn’t time for JoJo to move in. The house always has the edge off the top of any shoe. JoJo must “backcount” the first few rounds to see if a surplus of small cards comes out, leaving an excess of high ones in the shoe, which in turn will sway the advantage over to the players. This will occur on roughly 30% of the shoes.

 

With his back to the blackjack table, JoJo can hear the first round of cards coming out. He’ll wait four, five, six seconds, then turn around and stride leisurely past the table, counting the entire board layout as he passes. “2-5-6-3-1-9-8-2,” he’s got it — the running count is +2. JoJo then stops at a slot machine at the other end of table 22, waiting the 10 or 12 seconds he knows it will take the dealer to settle all bets and get out the second layout of cards. Now he turns around and repeats the process, never stopping, always looking interested in something else. A deck into this six-deck shoe has the running count at -4; a bustout. So JoJo strolls toward another table where the dealer is shuffling, and backcounts there also.

 

This “backcounting” routine is what JoJo uses to skew the overall distribution of cards he’ll be dealt more in his favor. On this particular day it took three backcounted shoes to find the first advantageous count. On some days it takes more, others less. A deck-and-a-half into this third shoe, the “true count” reaches +2. JoJo observed this while looking over his shoulder from the craps table. That means the players now have a 0.7% edge on the shoe rather than the typical 0.4% disadvantage.

 

He nonchalantly steps up to the table, tosses his players card and 10 $100 bills on the $25 minimum felt. “Hi JoJo, how they runnin’ today?” asked Sandy the dealer, as she spread the cash out on the table for the camera to see. “Having one of my better days — only stuck $400,” replied JoJo. No matter how he may be doing, JoJo always claims to be losing.

 

Sandy counted out $500 in green chips along with five blacks and announced, “Changing $1,000.” The floorman came over, took a look and repeated, “$1,000,” as he picked up JoJo’s player card saying, “How goes it Mr. F?” JoJo had been to this and all the local casinos far too often to not be known by management. Card counters often like to remain unknown obscure entities — hitting and running like thieves in the night. But JoJo believes that playing with enough skill to win is only half the game. The other half is appearing to possess no such skill. Card counting longevity requires being both a Rhodes scholar and a street hustler at the same time.

 

JoJo placed a $150 bet and was dealt his least favorite hand — 16 against a 10. Most typical players will hit this hand every time like religion. But with the +2 true count, the correct move is to stand. So JoJo says, “You know what Sandy? I busted out the last 10 straight times I hit this miserable 16 — so let’s try sittin’ on it this time.” Sandy turned up an eight in the hole for a pat 18 and scooped in his $150. JoJo winced in feigned pain, the other two players looked at him as if he was an idiot and the true count rose to +2.5.

 

JoJo bet $200 on the next hand and received a soft 19 against Sandy’s 5-up. Here was another situation where with this count, doubling down was better than the basic strategy play of just standing. So JoJo slid out another $200 saying, “No gamble, no glory.” He always likes to use typical gambler’s clichés to rationalize his apparent motives. JoJo bought an eight to make 17 while the dealer made a four-card 20 as the true count rose to +3. Scooping in JoJo’s $400, Sandy admonished, “Why couldn’t you just leave a good hand alone?” “I thought you’d be nice enough to bust — but no,” joked JoJo.

 

With more than a 1% edge on the current composition of the shoe, JoJo now uses the following ruse to get more chips into play; “We gotta change your cards Sandy, you’re killing us. How ‘bout if I add another hand?” The other two players shrugged cluelessly, and JoJo placed two $200 bets, leaving only $50 in front of him. Sandy fires a 10/10 and a 7/4 to JoJo against her own 8-up — two very attractive situations. “Damn” complained JoJo, “I promised myself I wouldn’t go past a thousand in the game today. But I gotta’ double against you here Sandy.” So JoJo timidly lays another $1,000 on the table, wins both hands and goes on to net a $500 profit by the end of the shoe. “That coulda’ been ugly.” exhales JoJo at the shuffle. “If you don’t bust out with that eight up a few hands back Sandy, I might be stuck $2,000,” he reassures the house.

 

Now JoJo puts one black chip in the betting circle while Sandy does her shuffle routine. He’d like to bet the “quarter” minimum off the top, but finishing the shoe with a $400 bet, then dropping right down to $25 would look too deliberate. It may take the first three hands to work his bet back down to $25. JoJo always tries to appear to be shooting from the hip when sizing his bets, never deliberate. He might at times make a $275 bet with two blacks, two greens and five reds along with a $405 bet containing four blacks and five whites saying, “That’s my lucky combo bet.” This he’ll do in an effort to get extra money into action without showing his carefully calculated motives.

 

JoJo remained at table 23 for three more shoes that never went to a significant positive or negative count. During that time, he slipped eight $25 chips into his pocket to diminish his apparent winnings. JoJo never hides $100 chips, since he knows the house keeps a careful count of all black in the rack. Other players do however, carry green chips to and from the “quarter minimum” tables, in effect, losing the greens in the crowd.

 

Early into the fifth shoe the true count plummeted to a -2.5 (a 1.5% disadvantage) where JoJo excused himself saying, “Ya’ know, I haven’t had a run here in five shoes. Le’mme color up and go shoot some craps.” JoJo was already shooting crap with that remark. He was heading across the floor in search of another positive count shoe. Sandy colored up $2,275 and JoJo tossed her a redbird ($5 chip) saying, “Thanks for keeping it close Sandy,” as he walked with a $470 win in his first 45 minutes.

 

Reviewing his play at table 23, JoJo’s biggest bet was $450 — his smallest, $25. No single bet was ever more than triple the size of the last. …

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Argus II: A New Generation

A huge advance in the mission to cure blindness, the Argus II is a device that can improve the vision of people who suffer from retinitis pigmentosa. It was created by California-based company Second Sight, and approved for use in the US in February 2013, becoming the first commercial visual prosthesis to do so.

Currently, it can improve sight marginally, in the best-case-scenario it allows the blind to read large print books. But this is only the beginning. As the science gets better, so will the effectiveness of the Argus II. Learn more from Second Sight.

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Simple and Powerful Test

Research led by physician-scientists at Bascom Palmer has produced a breakthrough discovery in diagnosing retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding disease that affects about 1 in 4,000 people in the United States.

pdf_img3Rong Wen, M.D., Ph.D, and Byron Lam, M.D., professors of ophthalmology, in collaboration with biochemist Ziqiang Guan, Ph.D., a research associate professor at Duke University Medical School, discovered a key marker in blood and urine that can identify people who carry genetic mutations in a gene responsible for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). “A simple urine test can tell who has the RP-causing mutations,” says Wen. “Collecting urine is non-invasive and easy, especially from young children.”

pdf_img4The first mutation in this gene, named DHDDS, was identified in 2011 by scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including Stephan Zuchner, M.D., Ph.D., Wen, Lam, and Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D. on behalf of a South Florida couple who was searching for the reason why three of their children were blinded by RP. Mutations in this gene are more common in persons of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage than in the general population. RP is a group of inherited eye diseases that cause progressive vision loss and blindness due to degeneration of the retina, the layer of light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

“It is our vision that every patient who is affected with an inherited eye disease like RP should have access to a clinician who is knowledgeable about the diseases, as well as to affordable diagnostic testing and counseling,” says Lam, director of Bascom Palmer’s hereditary eye disease center. “This diagnostic test is a powerful tool that will help in developing treatments for RP caused by DHDDS mutations.”

DHDDS, or dehydrodolichol diphosphate synthase, is a key enzyme for producing dolichols, an important type of lipid in cells in the body. The DHDDS mutation has special meaning to the Lidsky family of South Florida. Three of the four Lidsky children, who are now in their 30s, began to lose their sight in their teens. “The fact that a simple blood or urine test can identify the genetic defect that causes this form of RP is very important,” says Betti Lidsky, mother of the children, and a founder of Hope for Vision, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting retinal research. “I have tremendous hope in the doctors and scientists doing this life-changing work and am confident that RP is one step closer to being treated.”

pdf_img2Results of this research are published in a paper titled “Aberrant dolichol chain lengths as biomarkers for retinitis pigmentosa caused by impaired dolichol metabolism” in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Lam and Wen also serve as directors of the Adrienne Arsht Hope for Vision Center of Retinal Degeneration Research at Bascom Palmer. Their work has been supported by Adrienne Arsht Hope for Vision funds and by the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health.

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Fundraisers

Hold An Event

One of the most enjoyable and fulfilling ways to raise funds and awareness for Hope for Vision is through special events. Although planning and executing an event may seem  challenging, we can provide you with the tools to make it easy and fun. Cocktail parties, walks, galas, golf outings, and barbeques – these are just a sampling of the types of events Hope for Vision’s supporters have hosted, and we welcome any and all ideas for future events.

Are you interested in hosting a fundraising event? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us! Let us help you help us!

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Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of our organization and volunteering is a great way for people to get involved. We have volunteers contributing in many different ways – from helping with office work to assisting us at various events.  Time commitment for volunteers is flexible and may be a few hours a month or just one day for events. The need for volunteers is especially great around any of our special events.
Volunteering has many rewarding benefits:

  • Opportunity to meet lots of wonderful people
  • Studies show volunteering is good for your mind and body
  • Volunteering has a happiness effect
  • You can learn a new skill

For information on volunteer and student-intern opportunities at Hope for Vision, please call 347.871.1461 or email u…

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2013 Science Symposium

A One-Day Conference Devoted to Retinal Degenerative Diseases Research

Eminent scientists from around the world gathered to share their latest research at Hope for Vision’s first Science Meeting, held on March 15, 2013. In a series of brief symposia, researchers described their diverse and exciting areas of research, ranging between stem cell studies, gene therapy via viral vectors, microchips and implants to restore or preserve vision, neuroprotective factors and neuronal degeneration, as well as novel drug therapies.

  • Download the meeting program to see the meeting agenda and read presentation abstracts.
  • Read the Miami Herald article to learn more about the meeting.

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