GLMS urges further support for Macolin Convention

first_img GLMS urges further support for Macolin Convention Legal & compliance The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has again urged more countries to ratify the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions to help strengthen its impact on tackling match-fixing in sport. 2nd October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has again urged more countries to ratify the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions to help strengthen its impact on tackling match-fixing in sport.The GLMS management team attended this week’s CoE Hearing of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, where it repeated its calls for wider support of the Convention.Also known as the Macolin Convention, the CoE’s Convention came into force last month, setting out a legal framework to tackle match fixing, as well as creating legal definitions for issues such as conflicts of interest and illegal betting and establishing new controls to help address poor governance and the handling of confidential information.Italy, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine all opted to ratify the Macolin Convention, while a further 32 countries have signed the Convention.However, speaking at this week’s CoE hearing, GLMS general secretary Giancarlo Sergi called for further ratifications of the Convention, emphasising how it will help with education and prevention activities related to manipulation in sport.“Lotteries and GLMS have always shown their strong support to the Convention and look forward to further supporting the CoE with its promotion,” Sergi said. “Indeed, it is in the highest interest of the sports movement that the Macolin Convention is timely implemented”.GLMS deputy general secretary, Vagelis Alexandrakis, added: “We congratulate the Parliamentary Assembly of the CoE, and notably the rapporteur, for the initiative of this report, which we hope will send out a strong message to states across the world for more ratifications.“As the Convention Follow-Up Committee will have to be convened soon, it is of significance that states ensure their participation in it with full voting rights from the very beginning.”Last month, Sport New Zealand, the Crown entity with oversight for governing sport and recreation in the country, published a series of recommendations of how to improve sporting integrity, including a proposal for the government to sign up to the Macolin Convention.Sport NZ said while the country supports the general intent of the Convention, it has not yet signed it as the obligations would entail a cost to New Zealand, and potentially legislative changes.However, it added if a government-provided match-fixing education programme and central reporting point were established, “these institutions would go a long way to meeting these obligations, meaning additional costs were minimal”. Email Addresslast_img read more

Preventing 4 Common Food-Drug Interactions

first_img Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! No grapefruit or grapefruit juice with lisinopril blood pressure meds, it will gel your blood, no alcohol with diabetic meds, not good, and lay off dairy and cheese if you are having respiratory problems with excess mucus as it makes the problem worse. If you are plagued with kidney stones, drink water with lemon juice daily. The acidity helps break down the stones. Cranberry juice for UTI. Lay off iced tea if you have kidney stones, also. From Florida Hospital – ApopkaThere’s a good chance you take a prescription drug – about 82 percent of American adults do, and an additional 29 percent take up to five, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What you may not realize is what eat and drink can impact how drugs work.Richard Montgomery Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply 1 COMMENT TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaFood and Drug Interactions Previous articlePassport Week returns to ApopkaNext articleMagnolia Park Eco-Tourism Meeting Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply October 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm We sat down with Tenille Yates, registered dietitian, and Richard Montgomery, pharmacy services director, with Florida Hospital, who fills us in on four foods that most commonly interact with medications.1. Green leafy vegetables“When it comes to leafy greens, we tell patients to only enjoy them once or twice a week rather than avoiding it all together,” says Yates. “The biggest one is a drug called Warafin, a blood-thinning drug.”“And vitamin K, which helps clot blood, is the antidote if you have too much Warafin in your system,” Montgomery adds. “The drug may not perform as well to keep your blood thin.”2. Aged cheese“Tyramine shows up in aged cheeses like gouda, parmesan and blue cheese,” says Yates. “It is also in wine, beer, soy sauce and most meats.”“Those can interact with MAO inhibitors (anti-depressants such as Nardil), anti-Parkinson’s medications and antibiotics,” says Montgomery. This can add to a rise in blood pressure.3. GrapefruitIf you’re a fan of grapefruit or grapefruit juice, it’s smart to check with your physician and pharmacist before taking medications, such as cholesterol meds, blood thinners or tranquilizers, with it. Grapefruit juice blocks special enzymes in the wall of the small intestine and can actually destroy many medications to a certain degree.4. Dairy products“Be careful when taking certain antibiotics,” says Montgomery. “The calcium in the milk, can bind with the antibiotic to make it less effective.”As with any prescription for new medication, or even if you’re trying a new over-the counter drug, it’s a good idea to read the drug warning label first. Mongtomery advises asking whether you should take the drug with meals or not and if there are any specific foods that you should avoid.“Your pharmacist is a great resource so don’t be too shy to ask us,” he says. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House N

first_imgCopyHouses•Zagreb, Croatia 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/22739/house-n-3lhd Clipboard Save this picture!+ 29 Share Manufacturers: FunderMax, Louis Poulsen Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  Architects: 3LHD Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Projectscenter_img CopyAbout this office3LHDOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZagrebWoodHousesCroatiaPublished on May 21, 2009Cite: “House N” 21 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeText description provided by the architects. Pantovčak, one of Zagreb’s most prestigious streets, which rests below the gaze of Sljeme, has been lined with freestanding family houses for decades. With its sculpted gardens and comfortable spaces between buildings, it exudes all of the admirable qualities of a pleasantly livable urban residential drive. Save this picture!House N is situated in a quieter secondary neighborhood on this street, perched in the western hills and boasting a delightful panoramic view of the forest and the city.Access to the landscape from the southern side, including a relatively narrow steeply sloping and elongated plot, was the key element that defined the position and layout of the house. Originally there was a substandard house on the plot. It did not satisfy the needs of the client and thus had to be replaced.The new family house for three people had to accommodate modern residential conveniences, such as a wellness and a fitness hall.Save this picture!The house is situated at the highest and front most point of the plot, in order to take the best advantage of the inspiring view of the city below. Close proximity to neighboring buildings on the eastern and southern borders of the lot influenced the house’s relatively compact design with a reduced number of openings in these two façades. The limited width of the lot was compensated for by extending the building in the lengthwise bearing – down a slope that was utilized in such a manner as to add a third story. Directions of movement in the interior were additionally accentuated within the external volume of the house and represent its main design element. The entire house, its façades and the roof are covered with the same material, dark brown HPL panels, which, in contrast to large openings, make its volume more compact.Save this picture!The ground floor consists of a living area, which extends to the outer environment through wooden terraces, some of which are roofed over, while others are open to the sky, winding up in completely natural pebbled areas amid grass. Unlike the living room and the dining area, contact between the kitchen and the exterior is not as direct. Nevertheless, the placement of the kitchen in an otherwise unfavorable position in relation to neighboring homes and the surrounding terrain was auspiciously counterbalanced by the introduction of a broad corner window set level with the garden lawn. Hence the work surface, placed alongside the window, appears to stretch out toward an open expanse of the garden.Save this picture!The unfortunate position of an access road running alongside the entire length of the plot makes opening from the living room area to the most desirable southern vantage impossible. Consequently the southern area is modestly covered in a triangular glass shell that rises towards the southwestern corner and connects to the expansive glass surfaces of the western part of the house which are wholly open, thus connecting the living room with the garden.Save this picture!The main accent in the interior is a wide two-floored hall that signifies the main connector of the ground and first floors. It is dominated by a hanging Poulsen “artichoke” bathed in diffuse zenithal lighting that comes from a high main window and gives the entire area a unique atmosphere.Save this picture!The first floor consists of intimate areas; a work area, parent and children’s zones, from which one may take in a most breathtaking view through a corner window.Built-in closets on each story have been integrated completely into their surroundings with color and materials, thus enabling a minimal amount of visible and movable furniture. Floors of oiled teak and white walls create a respectable foundation for any color intervention which might take place in the future.Save this picture!Special attention was given to the lighting of the rooms. Toilet and wardrobe areas are lighted with roof lights in order to provide them with as much natural and superior quality illumination as possible. The fitness room is situated in the basement and gets its only source of light through round glass ceiling lights placed along the southern glass surface of the living area floor. This position was also assigned for the placement of larger house plants in order to create an additional visual barrier towards the street.Save this picture!The boiler room, wellness area and wine cellar are also in the basement.All lights are incorporated in a lowered ceiling that hides heating and air-conditioning systems, which are vented from fan coils in wardrobes and floors throughout the house.At the very bottom of the sloping lot, there is a two car garage, which is buried in the land and hidden from view of the house. The entire slope maintains the natural look of a grass meadow with meandering stretches of thicker greenery. Original tall shade trees and fruit-bearing trees, along with an alley of cypresses, were preserved along the access road to the garage.Save this picture!Sensitive contacts with neighboring plots and edges along the street were solved with concrete walls, while visible garage walls were treated with coarsely grained green-grey marble panels. Walking areas and access paths to the house were covered with granite cubes.Simplicity and compactness of volume, a limited choice of materials and resultant colors in the end make the house look like a piece of fine dark chocolate placed atop a green meadow.Project gallerySee allShow lessVice Magazine interviews Oscar NiemeyerArticles3-2-1 Contact: ArchitectureArticles Share House NSave this projectSaveHouse N Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House N ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/22739/house-n-3lhd Clipboard Croatialast_img read more

House in Takamatsu / : Yasunari Tsukada Design

first_img “COPY” photographs:  Stirling ElmendorfPhotographs:  Stirling Elmendorf + 19 Share Houses Japan House in Takamatsu / : Yasunari Tsukada Design 2012 CopyAbout this officeYasunari Tsukada designOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on June 08, 2013Cite: “House in Takamatsu / : Yasunari Tsukada Design” 08 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2012 Year:  Projects ArchDaily Architects: Yasunari Tsukada design Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” CopySave this picture!© Stirling ElmendorfRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD23Text description provided by the architects. Our client was initially inclined to build a new house. After much consideration, however, he decided to partly renovate his three-storey family house, and use it as a residence for a two-generation family. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe client requested a home where he could feel the presence of his family throughout the building, while at the same time having the calm and relaxing sensation of being in a private room. By enveloping each room with a sloping ceiling to make use of the existing building, we wondered if we could create an ambiguously defined space that would feel as if it had been partitioned, while still maintaining a sense of coherence and unity.Save this picture!© Stirling ElmendorfThe components that make up each individual room are gate-like walls, which consist mainly of openings. The roof gradient and heights of the sash windows were determined in accordance with the original height of the living room, which was 2400mm. The heights of the walls also took their cue from this figure, and were set at 2400mm. Although it seems as if this height has been deployed with excessive frequency within the space, doing away with ceilings for the individual rooms while covering them with a single, sloping ceiling and installing windows at a number of positions along the walls allowed us to create a sort of landscape that presented a very different face to the familiar surroundings. Each space also contains two or more windows or openings, giving rise to a multilayered space with no sense of hierarchy within it.Save this picture!© Stirling ElmendorfThe renovation process involves thinking about how we can devise new spaces while respecting a given set of conditions imposed by the existing building, as well as the client’s requirements. The glass blocks from the large staircase and stairwell were transformed into a part of the living room and the reading space, while the innocuous reinforced concrete wall that originally supported the staircase was given a new lease of life as the wall that one notices most of all on a daily basis. For our client, this space helped to give things and objects new meanings, and became invested with new stories and narratives – a process that prompted him to rethink the possibilities of design through renovation. Project gallerySee allShow lessRafi Segal to Appear in Court Over National Library of IsraelArchitecture NewsSocial and Cultural Center in Novelda Av. – Elche / Julio Sagasta + Fuster ArquitectosSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/383566/house-in-takamatsu-yasunari-tsukada-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/383566/house-in-takamatsu-yasunari-tsukada-design Clipboard House in Takamatsu / : Yasunari Tsukada DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Takamatsu / : Yasunari Tsukada DesignSave this picture!© Stirling ElmendorfHouses•Japanlast_img read more

US – RSF concerned that visa review could force dozens of Voice of America journalists to leave the United States

first_imgReports News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Canva July 15, 2020 – Updated on July 17, 2020 US – RSF concerned that visa review could force dozens of Voice of America journalists to leave the United States June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information A spokesperson for USAGM announced on July 9 that the agency is assessing renewal applications for J-1 visas at Voice of America (VOA), one of the broadcasters overseen by USAGM. USAGM’s new Trump-appointed CEO, Michael Pack, allegedly signalled that he would not approve visa extensions. Sixty-two contractors and 14 full-time VOA employees currently working in the United States on J-1 visas are at risk of being forced to return to their home countries, where some could face retaliation due to their reporting. An unknown number of foreign journalists at USAGM’s other media entities are affected by this decision as well. “Foreign journalists are crucial to the mission of USAGM’s media outlets, which is to produce news in dozens of languages so citizens in nations without independent media can access reliable reporting,”  said Daphne Pellegrino, Advocacy Manager for RSF’s North America bureau. “Failing to extend the visas these journalists rely on to work in the United States only empowers governments that restrict freedom of information, and more critically, it could endanger the safety of journalists who have been working for USAGM media outlets when they return to their home nations. USAGM should quickly reverse course to ensure these journalists can remain in the United States, where they can work safely and help further the agency’s mission to inform.”This is not the first decision Pack has made since being appointed CEO of USAGM that threatens to weaken the agency’s media outlets. Just weeks after his confirmation, Pack abruptly removed the heads of four of the agency’s news outlets on June 17 in what was described as the “Wednesday night massacre.” At the time, RSF called on USAGM and the new heads of each outlet to respect their independence, as required by the agency’s statutory “firewall” protecting USAGM outlets from outside editorial interference.The United States is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas Organisation center_img June 3, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the US Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) recent announcement that it will be doing a case-by-case assessment of at least 76 Voice of America journalists’ J-1 visa renewal applications, meaning they may be forced to leave the United States when their visas expire. News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Charges dropped against mother who had baby yanked from her by New York City police

first_imgtzahiV/iStock(NEW YORK) — Charges have been dropped against a Brooklyn mother seen in a viral video having her baby yanked from her arms by police and a security guard at a Brooklyn Human Resources office.The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that it will not pursue charges against 23-year-old Jazmine Headley.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

New distance learning programme

first_img Comments are closed. A new distance-learning programme enabling the study of the control ofhazardous substances in the workplace is now available. CoSHH risk assessment 2003 is a new user-friendly multi-media course thatreplicates the original programme, which is usually held at IOSH’s Wigston headoffice, but enables delegates to study at their workplace or home rather thanhaving to travel. The course covers CoSHH regulations, hazard data, CHIP regulations and anumber of other key factors in the control of hazardous substances. It allows amuch greater degree of flexibility, and rather than having to complete it intwo days, you can finish as and when you like. Original course tutor, Geoff Hornby, has teamed up with computer-basedtraining specialists to design the programme, which contains a CD that aims togive the health and safety professional everything they need to gain acomprehensive understanding of CoSHH regulations. The CD, which will require a minimum of Windows 95 to run, also comes with afull copy of lecture notes, copies of both written and practical assessmentsand a videotape to accompany the practical exam. This allows the course contentto be reviewed over and over again. The programme, which can be purchased either on individual or five-personlicences, costs £575+VAT for a one-person licence, or £1,950+VAT for afive-person licence. To purchase a copy of the programme or to take part in the course, contactZoe Whitehead in IOSH’s professional affairs department on 0116 257 3124. Previous Article Next Article New distance learning programmeOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

The equilibrium constant of NO2 with N2O4 and the temperature dependence of the visible spectrum of NO2: A critical review and the implications for measurements of NO2 in the polar stratosphere

first_imgMeasurements of stratospheric NO2 by ground-based visible spectrometers rely on laboratory measurements of absorption cross-sections. We review low-temperature laboratory measurements, which disagree by amounts claimed to be significant. Our recalculation of their errors shows that in general disagreements are not significant and that errors in the ratios of cross-sections at low to room temperature are between ±3% and ±8.8%. Of these errors, up to ±3.5% was contributed by errors in the equilibrium constant,Kp, in those measurements where the pressure was above 0.1 mbar. We review measurements and calculations ofKp, which were accurate to ±5% from 300 to 233 K. Each method was potentially flawed. For example, infrared measurements of the partial pressure of NO2 ignored the dependence of absorption on total pressure. From thermodynamic theory, formulae forKpcan be derived from expressions for the variation of heat capacity with temperature. Contrary to common belief, coefficients in the formulae used by spectroscopists were not derived from the thermodynamic quantities. Rather, they were fitted to measurements or to calculations. Hence, they are empirical and it is dangerous to extrapolate below 233 K, the lowest temperature of the measurements. There are no measurements of NO2 cross-sections below 230 K. Extrapolation of these cross-sections to analysis of measurements of NO2 at the low temperatures of the Arctic and Antarctic stratosphere is also dangerous. For satisfactory analysis of polar spectra, the NO2 cross-sections should be measured at temperatures down to 190 K with a relative accuracy of ±1%. This difficult experiment would need a cell of minimum length 32 m whose length can be adjusted. Because their effects are circular, many errors cannot be removed simply. Although circular errors also arise in the measurements ofKpand of the infrared spectrum, their weights differ from those in the visible spectrum. The optimum experiment might therefore simultaneously measure the visible and infrared spectra andKp.last_img read more

SeaWiFs in the southern ocean: spatial and temporal variability in phytoplankton biomass around South Georgia

first_imgSeaWiFS was used to examine the spatial and temporal distribution of chlorophyll-a (chl-a) concentrations around the island of South Georgia during four summers between October 1997 and March 2001. A comparison was made between SeaWiFS and ship-collected (in situ) chl-a gathered during three of these seasons. A significant correlation was found between daily SeaWiFS and in situ match-ups (r(2) = 0.62). At low chl-a concentrations ( 5 mg m(-3)). Analysis of SeaWiFS data from two survey boxes (the Western and Eastern Core Boxes) sampled during cruises indicated significant differences between seasons and regions; the 1999 and 2000 seasons were nearly twice as productive as the 1998 and 2001 seasons. In addition, phytoplankton biomass was significantly higher in the Western (similar to1.4 mg m(-3)) than in the Eastern Core Box (similar to0.6 mg m(-3)). These seasonal and regional differences also were reflected in the distribution of copepods, one of the major zooplankton groups around South Georgia. SeaWiFS revealed patterns of growth outside of the survey boxes and cruise periods (January only). Blooms regularly occurred to the southwest and directly north of the island, and occasionally occupied the entire area between South Georgia and the Polar Front. In addition, blooms took place any time between October and March but not continuously. Primary production at South Georgia is mainly a local feature with little growth initiated upstream. However, chl-a may remain elevated downstream of the island (similar to40degreesW) as part of a continuous feature along the Polar Front to the 0degrees meridian. The passage of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current over the ridge and shelf waters in the vicinity of South Georgia may contribute micronutrients such as iron, and could partially explain the elevated chl-a levels associated with the island. We also examine the role of temperature, light and grazing on controlling phytoplankton productivity in this region of the Southern Ocean.last_img read more

103-year-old nicknamed the ‘Hurricane’ wins yet another gold in 100-meter dash

first_img Beau Lund June 19, 2019 /Sports News – National 103-year-old nicknamed the ‘Hurricane’ wins yet another gold in 100-meter dash FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBrit Huckabay/NSGA(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — At 103, Julia Hawkins might have fallen short of the record-setting 100-meter dash she completed two years ago, but she is still living up to her nickname the “Hurricane.”At the 2019 Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hawkins won gold medals in both the 50-meter dash and the 100-meter dash in the women’s 100-plus division.At the 2017 games, Hawkins, of Louisiana, set a world record with her 100-meter dash. She finished slightly slower at the race on Tuesday.“I’m thrilled I did as well as I did but I didn’t do as well as I have done,” Hawkins told “Good Morning America.” “I don’t know if it’s because I’m older, or maybe it was the atmosphere.”Hawkins is a mother of four, grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three who picked up competitive cycling later in life, winning multiple national titles.She turned to running at age 100 when biking on mountainous courses became too challenging.She is the oldest woman to compete on an American track, according to the National Senior Games Association, the non-profit organization that runs the Senior Games.“I just keep busy. I keep moving,” Hawkins said of her longevity. “I don’t do any exercises particularly. I used to, but I don’t think I need to anymore.”“I’ve always been careful how I eat, eat healthy and keep my weight at a certain point,” she added.Hawkins gets most of her activity working in her garden at her home in Louisiana. Inside her home are all the gold medals she’s accumulated over the years.“[I keep them] here and there. I’ve got a good many,” she said of her medals. “My husband made a box for me to keep them.”When it comes to planning ahead for her next race, Hawkins said, “You never know.”“When you’re 103, every day is a miracle,” she said. “I just keep getting up and I’m here again.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more