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Older people should spend rather than leave an inheritance – The Times

Older people should spend freely to help local economies and worry less about the wealth they leave when they die, a think tank chief has suggested.

David Sinclair, the director of the International Longevity Centre (ILC), said ageism was deterring older people from splashing out and that the hoarding of savings was harming the economic prospects of the young.

Much of the baby-boomer population and particularly those in their seventies have significant financial and housing wealth, and if they are not encouraged to spend, it will be bad news for younger people, he said.

The ILC, which is based in London, studies the impact on society of people living longer.

Sinclair said that while town centres were worried about the decline of the

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Last surviving Viking-inspired boat that served a now- abandoned island goes up for auction – The Scotsman

It was modelled on the great Viking boats once found in the seas around Scotlandbut it lay broken on a beach for years after an enormous bull, who was being transported to the mainland, got a fright and put its hoof through the bottom.

Now, one of the last surviving examples of the Original Stroma Yoles is being sold at Sotheby's auction house next month after its remains were collected from the shore and painstakingly restored over a 20-year period.

The boat, called Bee, is expected to fetch up to 15,000 when it goes under the hammer with it being sold by The Berwickshire Maritime Trust, who have used it to teach traditional sailing skills to young people.

READ MORE: The eerie photographs of the abandoned island of Stroma

Built in 1904, the Bee is Nordic in design and closely related in shape to the Shetland Yoal and Sgoth Niseach of the Outer Hebrides, which were commonly used in the Orkney Islands and around the north of Scotland from the 8th and 9th centuries until well into the 20th century.

The people of Stroma, a tiny now-abandoned island which sits between Caithness and Orkney, took the Yole design and made it larger, fuller and heavier to cope with the treacherous waters of the Pentland Firth with the Bee serving as the island's only livestock boat for more than 50 years.

READ MORE: The odd case of the mummified bodies of Stroma

Lucy Brown, Head of Sothebys Edinburgh Office, said: The hull of Bee is one of the last remaining examples of the original Stroma Yoles.

"Sadly, so many wooden boats simply rot away but Bee was built to survive. Her design was purpose built for her environment; today, the tradition of building boats to suit local conditions has almost vanished, making Bees survival even more significant.

"That proceeds from the sale will benefit a maritime trust dedicated to the promotion of seafaring is a fitting follow-on chapter to Bees 100-year history.

Bee was built at Harrow near Mey in 1904 and registered to the Port of Wick in 1912 to owners 'David Sinclair and other residents of Stroma'.

The main occupations of islanders, which was abandoned in 1962, were long line fishing for cod and crofting.

In Anne Houstons book Lest We Forget Canisbay, there is a description of Bee being used to transport a horse to the island. The charge for transporting a beast was one shilling and it took 12 strong men to load horses or cattle onto the boat.

In 1941, a bull belonging to the Department of Agriculture was being transported back to the mainland aboard Bee

when the animal took fright and put its hoof through the bottom of the boat.

The crofters had to return to the island in a hurry and Sutherland Mason, who was a young boy living on the island at that time, remembers all the local families were given a joint of beef.

He also remembers Bee lying damaged on the beach at Stroma for many years.

When the island was abandoned, so was Bee but the boat was later rescued and bought in 1968 from descendants of the original owners for 1 and towed to the mainland for repair.

Bee was restored and cared for by John William Laird, Stan Anderson and Colin Heape with the boat now moored in Eyemouth Harbour.

She has sailed to the Summer Isles, through the Caledonian Canal, to Cromarty and Nairn on the Moray Firth and to the Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival.

Bee will be sold at the Sotheby's Art of Travel online auction, which from December 2 to December 12.

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Dealer jailed after raid uncovers 44k of drugs – Daily Record

A drug dealer was left counting the cost this week after police seized almost 44,000 worth of illicit substances following a raid on his flat at a Perth housing estate.

Perth Sheriff Court was told officers took possession of more than 1000 ecstasy tablets, in excess of 1300 grammes of cannabis and nearly 2000 grammes of amphetamine when they went to Kamil Morawaskis housing association flat in the Fairfield area of the city.

They also discovered more than 5000, stuffed in envelopes and hidden under a mattress, as well as other cash and euros totalling more than 500.

The 31-year-old was jailed for 54 months after he admitted being concerned in the class A and class B drugs at his first floor flat in McCallum Court, Perth, between January 31 and July 31, 2019.

His lawyer, David Sinclair, said extradition was awaiting him at the conclusion of the Perth proceedings and he would be returned to Poland to complete his sentence.

Depute fiscal Eilidh Robertson said the prosecution had also raised a proceeds of crime action against him in a bid to claw back some of the cash he had dishonestly obtained.

An earlier motion to forfeit the cash seized by police was withdrawn.

Imposing the lengthy jail term, Sheriff Foulis noted Morawski had a previous conviction for a cannabis offence in his homeland.

If the matter had gone to trial, there would have been a very real prospect he would have been remitted to the High Court for sentence where lengthier jail terms can be imposed.

But he added: I am persuaded - just - that it can remain in this court.

You have held your hands up and accepted responsibility at the earliest stage...and you did not shy away from taking responsibility for your actions.

Nor, indeed, did you try to mask the reason for your actions in any way.

Such honesty is, bluntly, refreshing.

Mr Sinclair explained his client had been involved in the drugs scene for around six months.

Any drugs sold were to people that he knew - predominantly in the Polish community - and others that he knew at local level.

He has clearly acknowledged he was seeking to improve his family life but took the short way of doing so.

He recognises, with the benefit of hindsight, this was a huge mistake and he regrets hes put his family in this position.

The court heard previously that police obtained a drugs search warrant which they executed on July 31.

The accuseds house was searched and several tubs containing cannabis, ecstasy tablets and amphetamines were discovered.

Officers also found drugs paraphernalia, including a tick list, which indicated to officers he was supplying drugs on a commercial basis.

A total of 5140, contained in envelopes hidden under a mattress, along with 320 in cash, found on top of a chest of drawers, and 265 euros, discovered in a dressing table, were also seized.

The following substances were recovered: a total of 1120 class A ecstasy tablets, with a maximum illicit value of 11,200; 1309.76 grammes of Class B cannabis, worth 13,090; and 1945.08 grammes of class B amphetamines, with a street value of 19,450.

When interviewed by police, Morawski admitted he was a drug dealer and that he had been selling cannabis, ecstasy and amphetamine for around six months for financial gain.

Sheriff Foulis said the amount of drugs and cash recovered represented only a snapshot of the position at July 31.

He added: It does not - and cannot - give any indication as to the value of drugs which passed through your hands between January 31 and July 31 of this year.

He stated, however, that it would not have been insubstantial.

The jail term was backdated to August 1 when Morawaski was first remanded.

A preliminary hearing to consider the proceeds of crime action has been fixed for February 18.

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Man with string of convictions in his native Poland came to Perth to set up drug den – The Courier

A drug dealer who moved from Poland to set up his Scottish housing association flat as a drugs hub has been jailed for four and a half years.

Kamil Morawski who was described as refreshingly honest by a sheriff yesterday will also face extradition at the conclusion of his prison term.

Morawski, who has a string of Polish convictions, bluntly told police who raided his Perth home that he was a drug dealer and had been in business for months.

Perth Sheriff Court was told Morawski was given a housing association flat when he moved to Scotland and used it to set up a large-scale drug den peddling ecstasy, speed and cannabis.

Morawski, 31, was found with 40,000 worth of drugs after converting the flat into the centre of his drug dealing operation.

The father-of-one who had served prison terms in his homeland for drug-related crimes was caught with nearly two kilos of speed.

As well as the amphetamine worth nearly 20,000, he had more than 1,000 ecstasy tablets and more than a kilo of cannabis in the McCallum Court flat. When his home was raided by police, Morawski told them he was a drug dealer and had been selling a cocktail of illicit substances for several months.

Depute fiscal Charmaine Gilmartin told Perth Sheriff Court: He has offended previously in Poland but has no previous convictions in the UK.

This took place in a two-bedroom flat owned by a housing association. The accused was the sole tenant but resided with his partner and child.

The police received intelligence that the accused was supplying drugs from his home. A drugs search warrant was granted.

Mrs Gilmartin said 1,120 ecstasy tablets were recovered with a potential value of 11,200, along with 1,945 grams of amphetamine worth 19,450.

The total cannabis recovered weighed 1,309 grams and had a maximum value of 13,090.

Morawski had also stuffed more than 5,000 in cash under his mattress.

The accused gave full answers, stating that he was a drug dealer and sold cannabis, amphetamine and E.

He stated he had been dealing for around six months for financial gain. He said his partner had no knowledge or involvement.

Morawski, a prisoner at Perth, admitted three charges of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, amphetamine and ecstasy between January 31July 31 this year.

Solicitor David Sinclair, defending, said Morawski first arrived in the UK in 2010 to work on a farm but had since returned to Poland and served jail time.

Mr Sinclair said: He was seeking to improve his familys life and took a short way of doing so.

Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: You have held your hands up and accepted responsibility at the earliest stage. You do not shy away from taking responsibility.

Nor do you try and mask your reasons for your actions in any way and such honesty, to put it bluntly, is refreshing.

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#27 – David Sinclair, Ph.D.: Slowing aging sirtuins, NAD …

In this episode, David A. Sinclair, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging, provides insight into why we age and how to slow its effects based on his remarkable work on the role of sirtuins and NAD in health and diseases. He also presents the case that stabilizing the epigenetic landscape may be the linchpin in counteracting aging and disease.

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David A. Sinclair, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging.

He is best known for his work on understanding why we age and how to slow its effects. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1995. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at M.I.T. with Dr. Leonard Guarente where he co-discovered a cause of aging for yeast as well as the role of Sir2 in epigenetic changes driven by genome instability. In 1999 he was recruited to Harvard Medical School where his laboratorys research has focused primarily on understanding the role of sirtuins in disease and aging, with associated interests in chromatin, energy metabolism, mitochondria, learning and memory, neurodegeneration, and cancer. He has also contributed to the understanding of how sirtuins are modulated by endogenous molecules and pharmacological agents such as resveratrol.

Dr. Sinclair is co-founder of several biotechnology companies (Sirtris, Ovascience, Genocea, Cohbar, MetroBiotech, ArcBio, Liberty Biosecurity) and is on the boards of several others. He is also co-founder and co-chief editor of the journal Aging. His work is featured in five books, two documentary movies, 60 Minutes, Morgan Freemans Through the Wormhole and other media.

He is an inventor on 35 patents and has received more than 25 awards and honors including the CSL Prize, The Australian Commonwealth Prize, Thompson Prize, Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Award, Charles Hood Fellowship, Leukemia Society Fellowship, Ludwig Scholarship, Harvard-Armenise Fellowship, American Association for Aging Research Fellowship, Nathan Shock Award from the National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation Junior and Senior Scholar Awards, Merck Prize, Genzyme Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science Award, Bio-Innovator Award, David Murdock-Dole Lectureship, Fisher Honorary Lectureship, Les Lazarus Lectureship, Australian Medical Research Medal, The Frontiers in Aging and Regeneration Award, Top 100 Australian Innovators, and TIME magazines list of the 100 most influential people in the world. [medapps.med.harvard.edu]

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(Boston, MA - 3/23/17) David Sinclair, director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, discovered how to reverse aging in mice, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Staff photo by Angela Rowlings.

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What Does David Sinclair Eat and Supplement? (2019 …

You might have heard about Dr. David Sinclair on the Joe Rogan Experienceand you are now curious about what does he eat and what supplements he does take.

Together with Dr. Rhonda Patrick, he is one of the main proponents of wholesome food eating to delay aging.

In this post, you will get all Dr. David Sinclair' anti-aging tips so that you can slow down your own aging.

David Andrew Sinclair (born 1969 in Australia) is a biologist and professor of genetics. In the longevity circles, he is known for supporting resveratrol (one of the compounds found in red wine) as a supplement to slow the aging process.

What Companies Does David Sinclair Own?

Dr. David Sinclair is co-founder of several biotechnology companies (Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Genocea Biosciences, OvaScience, CohBar, MetroBiotech, ArcBio, Liberty Biosecurity) and is on the boards of several others (most notably Shaklee).

Is David Sinclair Legit?

Yes, David Sinclair is legit. He holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) and is a Full Professor at Harvard where is working since 1999. He is author of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Is David Sinclair Vegetarian?

David Sinclair is not vegetarian. Nevertheless, he limits his red meat consumption because it contains Trimethylamine N-oxide which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

What Does Dr. David Sinclair Eat?

As you are interested in extending your life span, you might be interested in knowing what David Sinclair eats so that you can also gain some benefits.

David Sinclair's diet consists of:

What Supplements Does David Sinclair Take?

The anti-aging doctor keeps it simple when it comes to longevity supplements.

Here the list and dosage of anti-aging supplements that David Sinclair takes (from the Joe Rogan podcast):

He has been taking resveratrol for 12 years while NMN and metformin for about 3.

To properly absorb resveratrol make sure to have some fat when you take it. For example you can have some whole milk, full fat yogurt, or some nuts.

Due to a family history of high cholesterol, he also takes a statin but it doesn't mean that you need as an anti-aging supplement.

Watch out: NMN can be pretty expensive!

Where Can You Buy Metformin?

To get metformin, you would need a prescription from your doctor. This is not always easy to come by as it depends from doctor to doctor to make the final call.

As alternative, you can substitute it with berberine which you can easily find on Amazon.

Why NMN For Longevity?

Calorie restriction is the best "therapy" against aging.

You can imagine, though, that it's not sustainable as a long term solution not only because you'd be constantly hungry but also because you'd be malnourished.

When we get older, our levels of NAD+ decline. Calorie restriction, can reverse the decline of NAD+.

The problem of NAD+ is that if you were to take it (either as a pill or inject it), it is poorly absorbed by the cells. This means that it cannot work.

Interestingly, when older mice were fed NMN, they had the same NAD+ levels of younger mice. Cool, isn't it?

Supplements He Does NOT Recommend

There are some supplements that Dave Sinclair does not recommend either for safety reasons or because they can accelerate aging:

David Sinclair Workouts

David Sinclair runs one to two times per week at fairly high intensity on the Assault Fitness AirRunner.

Two to three times per week he does resistance training and boxes. No specific details are available at the moment. He frequently uses a sauna in conjunction with a cold bath.

David Sinclair Longevity Tips

David Sinclair Book

If you have found Dr. David Sinclair' tips valuable, you will just devour his book: "Lifespan: Why We Ageand Why We Don't Have To".

In the book he goes in great detail on how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. Check it out on Amazon.

David Sinclair on Joe Rogan's Podcast

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