Slow and SteadyThis week, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has laid out a simple,new guideline: run at slow speed for just seven minutes every day and cut down on your health risks.Scientists studied over 55,000 adults over a 15-year period to figure out the relationship between running,Slow and SteadyThis week, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has laid out a simple,new guideline: run at slow speed for just seven minutes every day and cut down on your health risks.Scientists studied over 55,000 adults over a 15-year period to figure out the relationship between running and longevity.Runners had a 30 per cent lower risk of death from all causes and a 45 per cent lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke.They lived,on average, three years longer compared to non-runners. Oddly,those who ran less than an hour a week seemed to have the same health benefits compared to those who ran more than three hours a week. See graphic to know the benefits of running.Fast and IntenseA new set of high-intensity workouts-with just body weight,a chair and a wall-comes from the American College of Sports Medicine.These high-intensity workouts, done at maximum capacity, can produce molecular changes within muscles,comparable to those from several hours of running or bike riding.The 12 exercises should be performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each, with 10-second rests in between.They alternate the large muscles in the upper body with those in the lower body, which makes the order of the exercises important. You could get slim and fit by doing them for just seven minutes a day.Sounds too good to be true? Just try it.
Australian Mixed Open player, Dylan Thompson tells www.touchfootball.com.au about his team’s preparation for the 2015 World Cup. Well, that’s it. The fat lady has sung and the curtain closed on our World Cup 2015 preparation. Our Aussie Open’s Mixed team left Parra on Sunday with a smile on their faces and a little spring in their step. There is a quiet buzz in the team, and the feeling that we have something a little special happening.It certainly hasn’t all been plain sailing. Of the Open’s teams, we were the last to be able to finalise our side. We thought we had that box ticked some time ago, but the devastating ACL injury to Sarah Peattie at Elite Eight resulted in this camp being our first and only camp with our final 16 players in attendance. Well, almost all in attendance, as Bundy was not able to join us on Saturday. His boss, Alix, told him he had to work, so he was out catching some dinner.School was in first thing Saturday morning. Head Master Micheal Lovett held court, going through our player manual/encyclopedias, with specific focus on ensuring that each player knew their role, and that of each of their teammates. Mick, having his finger on the pulse, knows we have the full spectrum on the intelligence continuum within our side, and he made sure there were numerous diagrams, hand drawn in crayon, for Yassy and Patty. He also had the big stick ready to prod Trent when his eyelids were drooping.A highlight of the day was our sexy warm up. It looks as though Jaycee has recently read the Karma Sutra for inspiration in his warm-up routine. It certainly got the blood pumping.Having only just finalised our team, we have had little game exposure. We knew that going into the first game for the day against the Senior Mixed, we could expect a thorough examination of our game plan. As you would expect from such a game, no quarter was asked and none given, by either side. The match starting physically and just getting more physical, as both sides battled for dominance. We managed to get up on the score sheet by a few, but felt that the Senior Mixed side had frustrated our game plan a bit and that we never managed to get into our flow. Rushy and Frosty also put the acid test onto our open-side defence, and found us out a little in this area.Game two was much the same against the Men’s 30’s. A bit of smash and bash through the mid-field being the theme. It was a game that was largely dominated by very strong rucking from both teams, which shows promising signs for World Cup, as that will likely be where the matches are won. The referees in that game were very fortunate to have the benefit of Garry Sonda’s assistance. The highly affable and ever so helpful Garry, calmly gave the referees some useful tips and directions, which they looked like they enjoyed enormously. Once again however, we just did not find our mojo in that match and finished it feeling that we had still just not put the performance together that we would have liked.Our final session for the day however, was a knock out. A gentle rev up from Micky Moussa (who usually plays the ‘Good Cop’ role), appears to be what was needed to kick start the party. We finished by punching out what felt like a red hot Line Attack /Line D session. And there it was. Mojo. Found. Tick!Good feed at the Robin Hood Hotel that night. No Roosters to be seen at the Bondi Junction, but the Social Committee earned their stripes. Banter a-plenty as Parra lived up to their reputation and ‘did the unexpected’, knocking the remaining punters down to two in our NRL tipping comp.McLovin’s fanny pack went missing. No doubt Mick Moussafer had something to do with the shenanigans.Day two had a totally different feel from the start. No one could wait to tear into things; a re-match against the Senior Mixed. Not satisfied with the win the day before, we were looking to make more of ‘a statement’.Having 4-5 of the key players that have made Rebels Mixed team, the most successful Touch team in Australia over recent times, we knew that Mick McDonald and the Manu, Frost, and Rushy brain trust would have reviewed yesterday’s footage at length. We expected they would have a surprise or two in store for us today. However, our own coaching group isn’t short of a brain cell or two themselves, and we may just have had one or two surprises left in our bag of tricks ourselves.We were happy to put together the performance we were looking for and walked away satisfied at having fixed a couple of things up and tested out one or two new ideas.By this stage, being a highly tuned athlete, my body was fatiguing from all the time spent on the massage table. Getting five rub downs a day is far more tiring than people think. However, I single-handedly made sure that the physios put in an honest day’s work. I’m really not sure what we did in the last session, as I needed a caffeine fix and went to the café over the road. Just to keep in sweet with the coach, I made sure I got McLovin a café latte. Think he might promote me to Vice Captain.By the time I was back, we were done and dusted. Smiles, handshakes, plus Springy’s special ‘Mixed’ hugs and it’s a wrap. Preparation complete and we are on our way to the World Cup. Pretty excited!!!!Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the Australian teams at the 2015 World Cup:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksTWC Diary – Dylan Thompson
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ajax defender De Ligt beats Alexander-Arnold to Golden Boy awardby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Matthijs De Ligt is this year’s Golden Boy.The youngster won the award, which is given out by Italian paper Tuttosport.The 19-year-old has been linked to big clubs in the past few months, such as Barcelona and Juventus.He finished ahead of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in the voting.”I’m really happy and also very proud to have won this trophy, particularly when I look at who has won it before me,” De Ligt told Tuttosport. “It’s almost incredible to see my name added to a list which includes [Paul] Pogba, Mbappe, [Lionel] Messi and [Rafael] van der Vaart. Amazing.”I know who won this prize almost by heart and to be honest, I appreciate it a lot. There are lots of very big names on the list, but if I were to name one, then Messi stands out for me. “Everybody recognises what he has done for and in football. I really like him a lot as a footballer so I’m very proud to have won the same trophy which he lifted before me, 13 years ago, when I was only six.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham chairman Levy won’t consider Man Utd’s planned Pochettino offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy won’t consider Manchester United’s planned offer for Mauricio Pochettino.The Times says Ed Woodward has set his sights on the Spurs boss and is prepared to stump up £40million in compensation to take the Argentinian and his backroom staff to Old Trafford.But Levy has no intention in letting his manager leave so cheaply – and will demand far more than that before allowing United to strike a deal.United’s plan is to pay off the outstanding contract value of the five-year deal Pochettino signed with Spurs earlier this year.That cost would be around £34m, with a further £6m needed to release the remainder of his coaching staff from their agreements.But there is no actual release clause in Pochettino’s contract – and Levy believes that makes it impossible for Woodward and the Old Trafford board to just buy him out.
Some 1,000 vulnerable subsistence farmers, who were most severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Sandy last year, will receive much-needed assistance, which will provide them with food security and a means of resuscitating their income.The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, on Monday, May 27, signed an agreement to provide $30 million in grant funding to 50 farmers in the communities of Leith Hall, and 900 in Font Hill both in St. Thomas; as well as 50 farmers in Reach district, Portland.Under the initiative, which will be implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), the farmers will receive vouchers to purchase critical agricultural inputs, and also benefit from training to boost their resilience to natural disasters.Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens location, portfolio Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, noted that the progamme, which is being funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will benefit the most affected, who are yet to fully recover.Special priority will be given to female-headed households, and those with small children, and the youth.“Participant selection criteria also include: farmer registration with RADA to verify farmer status; holdings of less than five acres; willingness to register and participate in community work programme and training activities; and low level income,” Mr. Clarke outlined.Some 40,000 farmers islandwide were affected by the hurricane with losses amounting to more than $4 billion. The worst hit parishes were St. Thomas, Portland, and St. Mary, with crops such as banana, cocoa, and coffee being most affected.The Minister noted that hurricanes and other disasters threaten food and nutrition security, and that in order to mitigate some of the challenges, Cabinet had recently approved the Food and Nutrition Security Policy, which is now before Parliament.Contact: Alphea Saunders
Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Drake, pictured here at a Raptors game in November, had his record label and fashion line OVO sponsor Toronto’s practice facility, previously known as the Biosteel Centre. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) Advertisement Login/Register With: “Drake and OVO are an important part of our city’s landscape, our team’s identity, and our plans to bring a championship to Toronto,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in a statement. “With each step of our partnership over the last five and a half years, we have worked together to build a winning basketball program in Toronto and deliver for our fans and our community.“This new naming rights deal for our training facility is a perfect example of the strength of this partnership and the innovative opportunities it can generate.”.OVO, an acronym for “October’s Very Own,” is the name of a record label and clothing line co-founded by Drake.The rebranding of the facility will include OVO Athletic Centre signage inside and outside the facility, and Raptors practice jerseys will feature the OVO owl logo on the upper left chest.Drake has been involved in planning for the 2016 All-Star Weekend at Scotiabank Arena (then Air Canada Centre), the launch of the “We The North” campaign and an OVO-inspired alternate uniform.THE CANADIAN PRESS The Toronto Raptors have renamed their training facility as the OVO Athletic Centre, a nod to the NBA team’s partnership with Grammy award-winning artist Drake.The Toronto-born rapper has been involved with the Raptors since being named the team’s “global ambassador” nearly six years ago.The facility, located on the grounds of Exhibition Place, was originally known as the BioSteel Centre before being renamed the Toronto Raptors Training Centre. Twitter
Zach Farmer’s No. 34 is written on the mound at Bill Davis Stadium after his passing on Aug. 4, 2015. Credit: Ryan Cooper / Sports EditorStay strong, don’t give up and keep fighting.Those are the words Zach Farmer lived by throughout his battle with cancer; and although the former Ohio State pitcher may have lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia, he is still inspiring his teammates and coaches to live their lives to the fullest.OSU baseball coach Greg Beals said that Farmer’s legacy will live on well past his 21 years of life.“We learned a lot from Zach and his positive outlook, just that attitude that he was going to make it all good, was absolutely one of his strongest characteristics, no doubt,” Beals said Tuesday afternoon. Farmer passed away earlier that morning.OSU held a memorial service in honor of Farmer’s life at Bill Davis Stadium, where Farmer’s No. 34 was added to the pitcher’s mound in tribute. Beals said he knows Farmer will be watching over his former team.“We’re certainly going to have a guardian angel,” Beals said. “He’ll be there for our pitchers and our whole team. Today, I just felt it was proper to put his number on the mound. We’re going to light this stadium up tonight and keep the lights on tonight, so he can look down on us.”Beals said that Farmer’s fight has brought the team closer, reminding them to hold every day precious.“We talk about brotherhood,” Beals said. “It’s not an opportunity we’re certainly looking for, but it does present an opportunity for that brotherhood to strengthen and grow and that’s what Zach would want, no doubt about it. Not for it to benefit us as a team, but to benefit each of us as individuals, to take advantage of our opportunities, not to take things for granted, that life is precious and we need to attack every day like Zach did.”Adam Niemeyer, a rising redshirt sophomore pitcher for the Buckeyes, said he and his teammates are supporting each other through this tough time.“We’re all just there for each other, helping each other through it, talking to each other and just really praying for Zach’s family because that’s the most important thing right now,” Niemeyer said.Niemeyer said the last time he saw Farmer was when a group of players visited Farmer at his family’s home last week in Piketon, Ohio.“We just hung out with him,” Niemeyer said. ”It was actually during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony when Randy Johnson gave him a shout out. It was pretty cool to be there with him watching that stuff all happen, and we just hung out like it was a normal day — it was a good day.”Then-freshman pitcher Zach Farmer throws a pitch against Toledo on April 2, 2014. Farmer passed away on Tuesday from a second bout of leukemia.Credit: Lantern file photoFarmer was considered a professional prospect before arriving to OSU, but Niemeyer said his attitude didn’t give off the slightest bit of arrogance.“Zach was a great kid,” Niemeyer said. “Great teammate, very unselfish person. He was a very touted recruit out of high school, had the opportunity to get drafted out of high school, but just knowing Zach, you never would’ve known that just from talking to him. He was a very humble kid, good kid, a great teammate, and we’re going to miss him.”In Farmer’s one season at OSU, he compiled a 6-4 record with a 3.28 ERA before being diagnosed with leukemia. Farmer fought hard and initially thought he had beaten the illness — announcing he was cancer free just a couple of months after the diagnosis — but his victory was short-lived as the cancer returned after his body rejected the bone-marrow transplant — a condition known as graft-versus-host disease.Farmer opted to go through a second chemotherapy treatment — which was not compatible with the treatment for GVHD — to try to fight off the cancer, but it was too late, as his lungs began to fail him.Before he passed, Farmer married his girlfriend of four years, Kelsie Mays, who took his last name after marriage. They had their reception in the gymnasium of Farmer’s former school — Piketon High School — on July 19, just days after he learned of his fatal diagnosis.His former teammate Niemeyer said Farmer’s life and death will provide extra motivation for the Buckeyes this upcoming season.“It’s definitely going to be something to play for, it’s always going to be on our minds,” Niemeyer said. “You can never really take anything for granted. It really puts things into perspective, and it will give us something to play for this spring.”Was privileged to know the person behind the pitcher. Gone too soon but his inspiration & love will live on.God bless the Farmer family #RIP— Nick Sergakis (@SurgieeBaby) August 4, 2015Lost a brother today. I will never forget how Zach Farmer inspired me and so many others with his battle. Rest easy Farm Boy #ZF11— Pat Porter (@Pat_Porter3) August 4, 2015
The Fulham manager believes the 30-year-old to earn his first English national team call-up after having a great start of the season with WatfordStriker Troy Matthew Deeney has been playing professionally since 2006 in the English football leagues.His professional debut was on 2006 when he played for Walsall.The had a small one-year loan with Halesowen Town the same year, but after some great performances, he was then transferred to Watford.With the club, he’s showing great improvement and for Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic he deserves to be called up to the England national team for the first time ever.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“He’s strong and a big character, and sometimes it’s not easy to deal with him,” said Jokanovic on a Sky Sports interview.“He has had a positive evolution in the last few years. Really he can be an option for the England national team.”“He had a great season when I worked him with, and his dedication is very high,” he added.“He’s definitely an unusual player and you can use him in different ways. My point for you is he’s a player who can have at some point a chance to play for England.”
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享You might think that with the millions of dead spruce trees on the Kenai Peninsula, getting a load offirewood should be a simple task. However, firewood gathering on the Kenai Peninsula is not as easy as it seems. Firewood gathering is essential for many on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai Peninsula Borough would like for residents to be aware of the opportunities, and accompanying responsibilities, for gathering firewood on borough land. To cut trees on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, you need a personal use firewood permit. A permit can be purchased at Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. Permits are $20 (non-refundable) and limited to five cords per permit, per household. Under the borough land casual use policy, dead trees can be gathered in a dispersed manner, up to 5 dead trees per-acre per-year, on parcels that are not occupied by another use and in ways that are not disruptive to others. The policy guidelines for gathering dead trees on borough land can be found here: www.kpb.us/…/Docum…/Forest_Resources/Firewood-Dead_Trees.pdf The borough also currently has a special management area for firewood in the Kenai Keys burn area. This is a burned-over stand with dry standing poles near Sterling.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, September 26, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.At Wilmington High School: The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Wednesday Baby Times at 9:30am. Well Read Wednesday Book Group at 10am. Preschool Storytime at 10:30am. Tech Help Drop-in at 2pm. Crafternoon: Chocolate Chip Cookie Squishies at 3:45pm. Read To Prince, 5pm-6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For March 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”