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A Dog One Afternoon

Ian Pindar Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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3. Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Hoffer M.D., Abram Basic Health Publications ePub


Most vitamins were recognized biologically and nutritionally before their chemical structure was determined. In chemistry, compounds are named logically once the structure is finally established. When the first vitamin was purified, it was called vitamin B1 (then later, thiamine). The second one was called vitamin B2 (riboflavin). This was followed by the antipellagra vitamin, B3, later recognized to be nicotinic acid (niacin) and nicotinamide (niacinamide).

Nicotinic acid had been synthesized many years earlier but had remained merely one of a large number of chemicals of no biological interest. Once it was found to be vitamin B3, nicotinic acid was renamed niacin, and nicotinamide was renamed niacinamide for medical use. “Nicotinic acid” was too similar to “nicotine,” an association that suggested the detrimental effects of nicotine and frightened a few away from the vitamin. Both niacinamide and niacin are components of the nucleotide cycle, which ensures the continual production of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). This is the active anti-pellagra factor, a component of the respiratory enzyme system. The designation vitamin B3 was revived by Bill W. (Bill Wilson), a cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, when he distributed his first Alcoholics Anonymous report to physicians, which was titled “The Vitamin B3 Therapy.” The term is, in fact, very useful, as it includes both niacin and niacinamide.

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4: At Home in God’s House

Margaret Charles Kerry Fsp Pauline Books and Media ePub


At Home in God’s House

Fernando grew more and more determined to enter the Augustinian monastery in Lisbon.

The whole family hid their tears whenever he was around, consoling each other with the reminder that Lisbon was close to home. They could visit the Monastery of Saint Vincent de Fora often.

Finally the day set for Fernando’s entrance arrived. Fernando waved good-bye to everyone as he sat in the wagon beside his father. On the way, they spoke heart to heart. Fernando treasured his father’s wise words of advice and realized more clearly than ever what a spiritual man he was.

The Augustinian monastery introduced the young teenager to a whole new world. He stepped into the routine with enthusiasm. Prayer, classes, study, work—everything would lead to his one goal—the priesthood.

Yet one craving gnawed at Fernando’s heart. Often he would try to push it down, only to have it spring up again. Fernando loved the monastery, but he longed to bring the message of Jesus to every person on earth. How could he? The question haunted him.

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14. Controlling the Droid 2 with Your Voice

Preston Gralla O'Reilly Media ePub

Youll spend a lot of time talking into your Droid 2 when you make phone calls, certainly. But you can do a lot more with your voice as well. Want to send a text message, get directions to a city or street address, and visit a website? Rather than having your fingers do the walking, have your voice do the talking, and you can do all that and more.

You do all this using an app built into the Droid 2 called Voice. Its simple and straightforward, as youll see in this chapter. Theres a related voice app that lets you search the Web using your voice, and youll learn all about that as well.

You have two ways to control the Droid 2 with your voiceusing Voice Actions and using Voice Commands. Voice Commands are generally more limited than Voice Actionsyou cant, for example, dictate an email or text message using them, or search the Web. However, you can use Voice Commands to do things like checking your battery status or looking up a contact, which you cant do with Voice Actions.

You can only use Voice Actions if you have Android Version 2.2 or higher on your Droid 2. To make sure, when youre at the Home screen or on any pane, press the Menu key, and then select SettingsAbout Phone, and look under Android version. If its 2.2 or greater, youre set. If not, tap System Updates at the top of your screen, and the Droid 2 should download and install the newest version of the operating system.

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Star Chart

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF

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