Is it Best to Eat Before or After a Workout?

By MCNS Staffimages

Should you eat before or after a workout? This question is even more important if a person exercises first thing in the morning. Nutrition and exercise are very important factors for a person’s overall health and proper nutrition can fuel your exercise as well as aid the body in recovery.

So what’s the verdict? According to, it depends on multiple factors, and perhaps the dominant consideration is your personal preference. For further detail, click here.

Burkina Faso Ends Death Penalty

Burkino Faso Justice Minister Rene Bagoro

Burkino Faso Justice Minister Rene Bagoro

By Chuma Kisu

On Friday, Burkina Faso’s parliament has adopted a new penal code which abolishes the death penalty.

Justice Minister Rene Bagoro said the revised documents would clear the way for “more credible, equitable, accessible and effective justice in the application of criminal law”, Associated Press reports.

Local media believe that this move will pave the way for the extradition from France of Francois Compaore, the younger brother of former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, who was ousted in a popular uprising in 2014. According to reports Mr Compaore fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast.

He was taken into custody by French authorities last year in connection with the murder of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist.

France does not normally extradite people to countries where the death penalty remains in force.

The top French appeals court is due to deliver a verdict on Friday on whether Compaore should be extradited to his country.

Thousands March Across Brooklyn Bridge in Gun Protest

By MCNS Staff

Youth Over Gun members carry a coffin across the Brooklyn Bridge at Saturday's demonstration.

Youth Over Gun members carry a coffin across the Brooklyn Bridge at Saturday’s demonstration.

Thousands of demonstrators marched across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in a protest against gun violence this past Saturday.

The protest was led by a student-led group called Youth Over Guns, that was formed after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida this past February.

The protesters marched across the bridge then held a rally in the lower Manhattan area. Many of the demonstrators wore orange in order to show support for gun violence awareness.

Aalayah Eastmond, a Black survivor of the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, spoke to participants at the march. Additionally, actresses Julianne Moore and Susan Sarandon were in attendance.

The goal of this march and similar other demonstrations across the country have attempted to prod lawmakers to pass gun reform legislation.

Texas Governor Makes Post-Shooting Gun Policy

Texas Governor Greg Abbot announces his gun reform proposal in Dallas on Wednesday.

Texas Governor Greg Abbot announces his gun reform proposal in Dallas on Wednesday.

By Free Radical

In the wake of the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, the state’s governor unveiled a plan to make schools safer on Wednesday. The plan includes a mix of reforms that will make both liberals and conservatives hopeful and disappointed.

The Governor’s School and Firearm Safety Plan includes forty recommendations altogether. Delivered at the Dallas Independent School District’s Administration Building, the new plan proposes to arm teachers and increase the police presence in schools.

Abbot also calls for reforms to make it easier for authorities to seize guns from threatening individuals and for courts to reveal if someone is mentally unfit to carry a gun much quicker.

Texas has been hit especially hard by mass shootings. Last November, twenty-six people were killed at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church and in 2016 five Dallas policemen were killed by a lone gunman.

The Santa Fe shooting, along with the Parkland mass murder in Florida has renewed calls for comprehensive gun control and a reassessment of the NRA’s lobby of government officials. Florida Governor Rick Scott has also proposed a similar policy that includes arming teachers and minimal limits on gun ownership.