THE Guyana National Rifle Association’s (GuyanaNRA) IPSC Regional Director, Harold Hopkinson, along with sanctioned handgun competitors, Dr Pravesh Harry, Ms Angelique DeGroot, the father-son combination Andrew and John Phang from Guyana Sport Shooting Fundation, travelled to neighbouring country of Suriname, for the Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc. sponsored IPSC Level 3, 2019 Amazon Shoot.Battling a stomach bug that had him vomiting and nauseous, veteran hand-gunner Harold ‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson pulled off a second-place finish against his younger, fitter competitors.As the only Super Senior, the 64-year-old Security Executive, shooting an out-of-the-box CZ Shadow 2 Production gun, was thrown into the younger more agile senior class.In an invited comment, Hopkinson said he was absolutely shocked that he got the silver medal since he was not convinced that he had shot well.The Regional Director said he was proud that his team members had put up a valiant and commendable performance in front of their trainer Grand Master Ronald Brown.“They all finished just off the podium. There were 60 shooters from Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, French Guiana, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and host Suriname.”He informed that the next destination would be Trinidad and Tobago, followed by the 25th Anniversary competition of the Aruba Practical Shooting Association.Hopkinson and his team members are extending thanks to Commissioner of Police. Leslie James, DSS, DSM, GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, AA, GuyanaNRA president Brigadier Patrick West, MSS, his GuyanaNRA executive and handgun captain Dale Hing, for their collective assistance in making the Suriname tour a possibility.
After a 49-31 win over Western Michigan in a blistering Coliseum on Saturday, USC shifted its focus to beating Stanford on Tuesday. In his post-practice press conference, head coach Clay Helton praised the upcoming opponent. “Having a chance to watch them the past few days, it’s the same thing as usual,” Helton said. “It’s a very well-disciplined, very physical team under [head coach] David Shaw.” The Trojans’ first Pac-12 game will be a big test and will tell a lot about where the team stands at the moment. Darnold looks to bounce backIn what was hyped up to be the beginning of redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold’s Heisman campaign, the quarterback had what he considered a bad day. While Darnold threw for 289 yards, he also threw two interceptions.“I think my emotions kind of got the best of me there,” Darnold said. “I thought I made the right decisions but I just need to put the ball in a better placement.” While Darnold wishes he had some throws back, he’s moved on, focusing on preparing for Stanford instead. “The thing I love about Sam Darnold is that he’s always so hard on himself,” Helton said. “He’s a perfectionist and wants to do better.”Defense Looks to Step Up After receiving praise all spring and fall camp, USC’s defense struggled out of the gate. Helton cited mental mistakes that contributed to their poor defensive performance. “We had some alignment errors, lost gap control and then we missed a tackle or two out in space,” Helton said. “If you combine any of those three things, it’s going to make for a hard day, but we let all three of them happen.” Junior running back Bryce Love will lead the Stanford rushing attack, and USC’s defense must find answers after giving up 263 rushing yards to the Broncos. USC’s defense let its frustration spill over into Tuesday as a handful of scuffles broke out. Junior cornerback Isaiah Langley and redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyler Vaughns got into it after a whistle, and then later on redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe mixed it up with sophomore cornerback Jack Jones.“I know defensively they’re mad,” Helton said. “They’re ready to play. They have a pride about playing good physical football and that wasn’t them on Saturday.” After the extra pushing and shoving, Helton called his team to huddle up. “This field is about competition,” he said. “But I just wanted to remind them to make sure that we’re making good decisions in games and not a decision that will cost us 15 yards.” Repeat the Running Game After gaining 232 yards on the ground in the season opener, the Trojans look to continue their success running the ball. Junior running back Ronald Jones II led the group, but the coaching staff emphasized that the depth of the group is an asset. Freshman Stephen Carr broke off a long touchdown run in his USC debut, redshirt freshman Vavae Malepeai was productive when he had the ball and the coaches also trust junior Aca’Cedric Ware. “We feel really good about having four running backs that we can hand the ball off,” Martin said. “They are a really close knit group. No one is mad about the other guy getting balls and reps. They’re all playing and we’re really happy about where we are at the running back position.” Rankings Slip The latest AP Rankings came out on Tuesday. The new rankings have the Trojans falling from No. 4 to No. 6 in the country. Stanford’s rank stayed at No. 14. Injury ReportAfter suffering a knee contusion in the first half against Western Michigan, junior offensive lineman Chuma Edoga fought through pain and finished the game. On Tuesday, he was limited in practice. Helton said he will most likely be available on Saturday, but won’t see the same number of snaps. Redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe played but was still a little banged up on Saturday. As he gets healthier, Helton says he will be integrated more into the passing game. Freshman safety Bubba Bolden is doubtful after injuring his knee on Saturday.
BY EMMET RUSHE: Carbs are public enemy No1!!!!! It’s common knowledge that if you want to lose weight, you simply cannot eat carbs because they make you fat….right?Not exactly.Carbohydrates are probably the most misunderstood of all the macronutrients. A few years ago, the humble potato was outlawed and only fools ate them. So which is it to be? High carb, low carb, no carb; which will give us the best results? The answer is…all of them.It depends on what your objective actually is.For weight loss, the simplicity of reducing carbs or eliminating them from the diet is a big selling point. You have reduced or eliminated an entire food group, so overall calories have reduced and weight loss will be inevitable. Simple!What isn’t simple is actually sticking to it. A diet that is based on deprivation is never easy and the end result after the diet has finished is usually a return to normal eating habits and a return to your previous weight. What we want to achieve when we decide to change our health for the better, is a way that we can do this and be able to enjoy life. If you can’t do this then what is the point?I look awesome, but I’m miserable inside??Not exactly a long term solution.So the question is……CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND STILL EAT CARBS???Yes, yes you can. What people need to realise is what low carb actually is.0-50g carbs is classed as Ketogenic. You are basically eating green leafy vegetables so our bodies can transition to burning fatty acids for energy. This is a great way to lose body-fat fast, but for most, it is not sustainable long term. Performance will also suffer if you lift weights or play sports.50-100g is classed as Low CarbThis is a good range for slow, healthy weight loss. Starchy carbs are reduced and fruit and veg are eaten liberally. Insulin production will be low so fat burning should be high. 100-150g is classed as moderate Carb.If you are active, train regularly and have your body where you want it, this is the bottom end of your carbohydrate intake. (If you are highly active and train 6+ times per week, this would be too low.)150-300g+ is classed as High CarbThis is where you can get slow weight gain, great if you lift weights and are trying to pack on muscle, not so great if you are trying to drop a dress size. But again, this is a guide line. I have had female clients lose body-fat and gain muscle in and around consuming 250g of carbs per day.Like I said earlier, the amount that you eat is goal dependant.If you are a triathlete who trains 2-3 times per day 5-6 days per week, going low carb is not the best choice. You would be at the upper levels of the high carb diet and even higher on days leading up to an event. They are needed for energy and for optimal performance.If you have 1 stone to lose in order to drop a dress size then you could do this by going low carb and not over restricting the types that you eat. Just allow an appropriate amount of time to do this.If you are severely overweight with impending health problems, high blood pressure, over producing insulin due to chronically high blood sugars, then the lower end of the scale would probably be your best starting point.As you may be starting to figure out, there is no one-size-fits-all prescription here. We are all different weights, we have different activity levels, and we have different fitness goals. But I hope this will help you to understand that carbs are not bad. Inactivity and the over consumption are the real problems. #TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118 * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: CARBS – FRIEND OR FOE was last modified: May 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carbsemmet rushefitness columnlow carb
The eastern metropolis is all set to accord a “royal felicitation” to IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday at the Eden Gardens, with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee altering an important tour schedule to attend the occasion in the company of team owner and Bollywood ‘baadshah’ Shah Rukh Khan and a host of Bengal film celebrities.The hour-long programme would be attended by a number of state ministers, former cricketers and other sports personalities and cultural icons from the state.The state government is hoping for a full house at the historic ground where entry would be free.However, Sports Minister Madan Mitra said fans wishing to watch the gala would have to collect passes from the local police stations.”We will give a royal felicitation to the team. We are hoping for a packed stadium. If even on the day, we find some genuine sports lovers like say former players keen to join the celebrations, we will issue passes on the spot,” he said.SRK and Juhi Chawla will be present in the royal receptionThe programme – to be jointly organised by the state government, Kolkata Police, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) – would begin at 1 p.m.Shahrukh, likely to be the centre of attraction, would arrive Tuesday morning, while team co-owner and former Bollywood diva Juhi Chawla arrived with KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir, Yousuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla and some other players by a Monday evening flight to a rousing welcome.Hundreds of delirious fans shouting “KKR, KKR” danced in joy as Gambhir stepped into the city holding aloft the IPL trophy that his team won after a three-wicket win in a thrilling final against Kings XI Punjab at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore Sunday.Sports Minister Mitra and CAB officials were present at the airport to receive the players.The felicitation ceremony programme was finalised at a high-level meeting at the state secretariat Nabanna, where CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya, Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee, city police commissioner Surojit Kar Purokayastha and some cultural personalities were present.Mitra said the players and the support staff will be given mementos, but refused to disclose the details.”If there is no secret, the fun and excitement will be lost,” he said.He said Banerjee will felicitate the players after the programme begins with a cultural show.However, unlike in 2012 when the KKR lifted the title for the first time, the authorities have decided to do away with a roadshow of the victorious team, fearing rains.The chief minister, known for her love for cultural megashows and big ceremonies, kickstarted the hectic pace of developments Monday morning itself in a series of Facebook posts and tweets.She congratulated the Knights for their victory, and announced a felicitation programme on “public demand”.”We will felicitate KKR tomorrow (Tuesday) in Kolkata for IPL victory. There is a public demand,” she tweeted.Later, talking to media persons at the Kolkata airport before embarking on her official trip to north Bengal, she referred to the spirit of Kolkata that relishes sporting events.”The people deserve to celebrate… the people in Bengal have always loved sports like cricket and football. It is their spirit. I congratulate KKR for the win and they will get a reception tomorrow (Tuesday),” she said.Banerjee’s north Bengal tour was meant to run through five consecutive days.However, she will now return to the city Monday night – after her day-long administrative meeting in the north Bengal secretariat Utarkanya in Jalpaiguri district – to be in time for Tuesday’s ceremony, official sources said.She will return to north Bengal after the reception.After the 2012 triumph, the chief minister had feted the team outside the state secretariat and then travelled in the team bus with Shahrukh to the jampacked Eden Gardens where a civic reception was given to the victorious side.Now, the city’s cricket buffs are waiting with bated breath for a replay of the 2012 jamboree.