Ital spelled I-tal, is food celebrated by those in the Rastafari movement. It is compulsory in the Nyabinghi mansion though not in the Twelve Tribes of Israel or Remi mansions; the word derives with the initial "v" removed. This emphasis on the letter "I" is done to many words in the Rastafari vocabulary to signify the unity of the speaker with all of nature; the expression of Ital eating varies from Rasta to Rasta, there are few universal rules of Ital living. The primary goal of adhering to an Ital diet is to increase liveliness. Livity, or the life energy that Rastafari believe lives within all human beings, as conferred from the Almighty. A common tenet of Rastafari beliefs is the sharing of a central Livity among living things, what is put into one's body should enhance Livity rather than reduce it. Though there are different interpretations of ital regarding specific foods, the general principle is that food should be natural, or pure, from the earth; some avoid added salt in foods salt with the artificial addition of iodine, while pure sea or kosher salt is eaten by some.
In strict interpretations, foods that have been produced using chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizer are not considered ital. Early adherents adopted their dietary laws based on their interpretation of several books of the Bible, including the Book of Genesis, the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Along with growing dreadlocks and the sacramental smoking of ganja, observing a vegetarian diet is one of the practices early Rastafari adopted from Indian indentured servants living in Jamaica. Rastafari's founder Leonard Howell, affectionately called "Gong" and "Gyangunguru Maragh", though not of Indian descent, was fascinated with Hindu practices and was instrumental in promoting a plant-based diet in the Rastafari community of Pinnacle. Most expressions of the Ital diet include adherence to a strict vegetarian diet; this is based in part on the belief that since meat is dead, eating it would therefore work against Livity elevation. It is practiced because as strict adherents to natural living, Rastafarians believe the human being is a natural vegetarian based on human physiology and anatomy.
Some adherents to Ital diets are strict vegans, as they do not consider dairy to be natural for human consumption either. Despite most adherents being vegetarian, some consider fish to be acceptable; the most strict interpretations avoid the consumption of rock salt, food, preserved by canning or drying, prohibit the use of metal cooking utensils. In this case, only clay and wood cooking pots and cutlery are used. Few adherents of ital follow the strictest interpretation. Rastafarians do not approve of excessive alcohol consumption; however they can drink alcohol in moderation as long as it does not reach a level that clouds the mind or reduces their livity. Most Rastafari disapprove of cigarettes due to the serious health concerns associated with their use, many Rastafari avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages, though this is less common. In fact some Rastafari grow their own coffee and chocolate
Daniel Sean Hutchins is an English football player, who plays for Hayes & Yeading United. Before joining Tottenham Hotspur, Hutchins attended Northolt High School, where he helped them become County Champions in 2003 and 2004, he moved to Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire and won the same competition with Vandyke Upper School. Hutchins joined Spurs in 2005 where he stayed until March 2009, he signed a one-month loan move to Yeovil Town. He was going to be put straight into the squad for the game against Hereford United, but the match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. He made his league debut on 7 March against Carlisle United in the 1–1 draw. On 1 June 2009, Hutchins was released from his Tottenham Hotspur contract. Yeovil confirmed that on 10 June 2009, Danny had agreed a two-year deal at the club, becoming Terry Skiverton's first permanent signing. On 13 May 2010 he was put on the transfer list by Yeovil. On 13 November 2010, after a 3–1 loss to Dagenham & Redbridge, Hutchins' contract was terminated by mutual consent.
Herbert R.'Herb' Gilbert was an Australian rugby league and rugby union player – a dual-code international. He represented the Wallabies in 3 Tests in 1910 and the Kangaroos in 7 Tests from 1911 to 1920, his last two as captain; the captain-coach of the St. George Dragons club in their inaugural season, he is considered one of the nation's finest footballers of the 20th century His sons, Herb Gilbert, Jr and Jack Gilbert were notable rugby league footballers, he was born in Gulgong, New South Wales and moved to Sydney, playing rugby union in the South Sydney district. Gilbert was selected for New South Wales in 1910 against Queensland and the New Zealand Māori; that same year he made his Wallaby Test début playing in all three Tests against the All Blacks in 1910 in which the Wallabies were undefeated. Tall and powerful for his era, Gilbert stood at 6 ft he weighed 13 st 7 lb, reputedly played his best football in the big games, he played Rugby Union for New South Wales and Australia. He made his début for New South Wales in 1910, aged 22, he played against Queensland and the New Zealand Native's Team.
Gilbert learnt his football in the South Sydney District and went into the NSW and Australian teams in 1910 after ‘Dally’ Messenger defected to league. The pro-Rugby Union press boasted Gilbert was a greater asset to the Union than Dally Messenger had been. Gilbert played twice for NSW in 1910, in his first season of representative football, figuring prominently in matches against Queensland and the NZ Maoris, won a place in all three internationals against New Zealand, who won the series, played over only eight days, by two tests to one. First representation for Australia – Rugby Union Herb Gilbert played three Tests for Australia – all against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1910, scoring two tries in the 2nd test and one in the third. 1st Test – 25 June 1910 against New Zealand Australia 0 New Zealand 6 at Sydney Cricket Ground 2nd Test – 27 June 1910 against NZ Australia 11 All Blacks 0 Gilbert 2 Tries 3rd Test against NZ Australia 13 All Blacks 28 Gilbert I Try Herb Gilbert was a fine winger for Australia he is remembered for his role in Australia’s win over New Zealand in the 2nd test in 1910.
He scored two of Australia’s three tries with strong, hard running, positioning himself well at the end of sustained passing rushes. Gilbert crossed over to the professional code, joining the South Sydney Club in 1910, he represented for New South Wales in 1911 and was chosen for the 1911–12 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. Gilbert made his International league début in the first Test at Newcastle in November 1911, becoming the 16th Australian dual code international, he played in all three Tests on tour. From 1912 to 1915 he played in England, he played left-centre, i.e. number 4, was captain in Hull FC's 6-0 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1914 Challenge Cup Final during the 1913–14 season at Thrum Hall, Halifax, in front of a crowd of 19,000. After the outbreak of World War I, the three-quarter returned to Australia, where he rejoined South Sydney. In 1916, Gilbert joined Eastern Suburbs, he was a member of that club's City Cup winning side before joining the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1917.
He played with them until 1920, helping to transfer them from a struggling side to a competitive outfit. Gilbert returned to the Australian Test team as captain in the 2nd Test of the Lions' 1920 tour of Australia. All four of Australia's illustrious three-quarter line of Dick Vest, Harold Horder, Viv Farnsworth and Gilbert scored tries in Australia's 21–8 victory. With the Ashes won, Australia lost to Great Britain in the 3rd Test of the series with Gilbert captaining his country for his 2nd and last occasion. In 1921, at age 33, Gilbert signed on as foundation captain-coach of the newly formed St. George club, he retired as player at the end of that season but coached the club until 1924. He was awarded Life Membership of the St. George Dragons club in 1938. Herb Gilbert was a state and national selector from 1925 to 1937. Herb died in 1972 – aged 83. In 2004 he was named by Souths in their South Sydney Dream Team, consisting of 17 players and a coach representing the club from 1908 through to 2004.
In February 2008, Gilbert was named in the list of Australia's 100 Greatest Players, commissioned by the NRL and ARL to celebrate the code's centenary year in Australia. Three of Gilbert's sons all played for St. George with Herb Junior and Jack playing in the Dragons' maiden Grand Final victory in 1941. Another son, Bob played with the St. George Dragons in first grade in 1945. Two great grandsons were professional sportsmen – Sam Gilbert played AFL with St Kilda and Larry Davidson, was a basketballer who played in the NBL for the Wollongong Hawks. Club: Souths 23 games, 6 tries, 3 goals. Representative: Australia 7 Tests, New South Wales 8 appearances. Whiticker, Alan Captaining the Kangaroos, New Holland, Sydney