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first_imgTHE eighth running of the Seek Exercise Book Back to School Trophy race over 1300 metres for open allowance horses will highlight today’s 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, with a purse of $1 million.Sponsored by Book Empire Limited, manufacturers of Seek Exercise books, the race returns to the calendar following a two-year absence, during which the sponsors focused on rebranding, according to Bruce Baylis, managing director of Book Empire.With eight horses declared today, the field is high on quality, having attracted seven starters from the August 1 Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy over 1200 metres, which saw TRADITIONAL PRINCE running on strongly with topweight to win in a blanket finish involving five horses.TRADITIONAL PRINCE got up in the nick of time to beat favourite FORTUNEONEHUNDRED by a neck, with another neck to SCOPP JORYDNE in third and a short head to EDISON in fourth. All renew rivalry today, along with RIO COBRE and PUDDY POOH, who were some 41/2 lengths in sixth and seventh, respectively.impressive workWhile I expect an improved performance from this year’s 1000 Guineas winner, PUDDY POOH, who has worked impressively and now has the services of former champion jockey, Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry, the one best equipped to pull it off is the speedy American five-year-old horse, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, to again be ridden by title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.FORTUNEONEHUNDRED was outsped by the fleet-footed TALENTED TONY K for the first 800 metres in the BGLC Trophy, before going by leaving the quarter pole. In the end he was caught on the inside by the very fast-finishing TRADITIONAL PRINCE, who renews rivalry on 2.0kg worse terms.FORTUNEONEHUNDRED has less speed to contend with today and I am expecting him to turn for home ahead of PUDDY POOH and RIO COBRE, holding on well for the victory ahead of the closers SCOOP JORDYNE and EDISON.This being Seek Back to School annual raceday, nine of the other 10 races on the card will carry the names of Seek products.Firm fancies for me are HOLOGRAM SHADOW to repeat in the second race for the Seek Double Line Trophy, LORD CHEPSO in the fourth for the Seek Scrapbook Trophy, DIAMOND in the seventh for the Seek Customer Trophy, and BATTLE SONG in the ninth race over the straight for the Seek 70 Sheet Trophy.last_img read more

first_imgThirty-year-old fisherman Ashrad Ally of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara was on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, before whom he admitted to having in his possession a utensil used for smoking cocaine.He admitted that on May 24, 2018, at the Ruimveldt Police Station, he had in his possession the improvised pipe used for smoking cocaine.The Court heard that Ally was arrested for questioning in relation to a simple larceny matter that was being investigated when he was searched and the said pipe was found in his pants pocket. As such, he was charged for the offence.He has been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment for the offence.last_img

first_imgInspired by Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and David Silva, City’s eye-catching style earned comparisons with the finest teams in English football history.But no team has successfully defended the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2008 and 2009, while City were unable to maintain the standards of their 2012 and 2014 title wins in the campaigns that followed.City captain Kompany admits his team lacked urgency and desire in those failed title defences under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, but the Belgian has sensed a far more focused approach from Guardiola’s group.“Before saying anything or doing anything, you want to observe and see if you see the same mistakes which we’ve done previously,” Kompany said.“I’ve got to be honest, there was a feeling when we’ve won the league previously, you came back in to the training sessions and everybody was a little bit less intense, a little bit more smiles and happiness, but a little bit less committed.“Teams that actually wanted it more could hurt us. I came in to training this time and it’s completely different.”With Guardiola saying he is still “starving” for more success, there appears to be little chance of a City letdown.They have already made a positive impression ahead of the new campaign by winning the Community Shield with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday.That was the perfect preparation for Sunday’s Premier League opener at Arsenal and Kompany added: “Number one, we realise this is precious and we want to hold on to it.“Number two, we went into the game with Chelsea – we lost two Community Shields before – and this was a strong Chelsea team. We played really well against them and that, for me, is a great sign.”– ‘Of course we can improve’ –City were so strong last term that Guardiola has needed to make only one major close-season signing — landing Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester in a £60 million deal.And City defender Kyle Walker epitomised the squad’s hunger for more silverware by cutting short his post-World Cup holiday to return to training ahead of the Community Shield.Walker had just two weeks off following England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, but he said: “I had the option if I wanted to come back later I could, but I wanted to be involved.“I left Manchester City at the end of last season in a good place and I wanted to pick up where we left off. I’m not resting on this. It is a short career. I want to win as much as I can win.”Manchester City started the season by winning the English Community Shield and manager Pep Guardiola says he is ‘starving’ for more success. © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONGuardiola doesn’t expect City to beat their points record this season, but with a first Champions League crown also in their sights, the Spaniard is determined to keep driving his players towards greater heights.“People say, ‘Can you improve on 100 points?’ – I say no. We are not here to do that,” Guardiola said.“But individually the players can improve. Of course we can improve. If I felt we could not improve the team I would call my chairman and say, ‘OK, I leave’.“We believe we can do better, dominate more and we will try to do it. Is it going to happen? I don’t know but we believe we can do it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Captain Vincent Kompany says this time Manchester City have the hunger to keep hold of the Premier League trophy. © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Vincent Kompany has warned Manchester City’s rivals that the Premier League champions won’t rest on their laurels as they aim to follow their record-breaking season with another title triumph.Pep Guardiola’s side swept to the title last term with a record 100 points, amassing more wins and scoring more goals than any previous champion in the Premier League era.last_img read more

first_imgAmong the players who make the squad that were not involved much in the qualification include winger Ayub Timbe who has been out for long term with injury. Also in is former Sofapaka winger Clifton Miheso, now playing in the Portuguese second division.The team travels to France on May 31, stay in France for three weeks until June 18 after which they will travel to Cairo for the tournament, five days before theBefore that the team of local based players plus the few locals who have concluded their league assignments will start training from next week.From the list of 30 who will start training, four will be dropped with 26 heading to France, after which another three will be dropped for the final team to travel to Cairo.“Why 30, because we never know what can happen in the next few days; I have an idea of my 26, there are games in next few days and it is better to have a large squad,” Migne said as he announced the team on Tuesday.AFCON provisional teamGoalkeepers: Patrick Matasi, Faruk, Oyemba, Brian BwireDefenders: David Owino, Brian Mandela, Musa Mohammed, Bernard Ochieng, Joseph Okumu, Joash Onyango, Eric Ouma, Philemon Otieno, Aboud Omar.Midfielders: Victor Wanyama, Ismail Gonzalez, Teddy Akumu, Dennis Omino, Eric Johannah, Francis Kahata, Paul Were, Johannah Omolo, Clifton Miheso, Whyvonne Isuza.Strikers: Ovela Ochieng, Ayub Timbe, Michael Olunga, Chris Mbamba, Allan Wanga, John Avire, Masud Juma.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 – AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza has been named in Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne’s provisional squad of 30 players ahead of the African Cup of Nations in June.Migne has named the squad that has been largely involved in the qualification process but there are some surprise exclusions in the list with AFC’s David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng and Zesco United forward Jesse Were excluded.last_img read more

first_imgPromoted postA very different and exciting new venue is on its way to Letterkenny. The new establishment, “HOUSE” Wine Bar & Tap Room on Main Street, will open in the coming weeks. HOUSE aims to bring something fresh to Letterkenny with an Upbeat Vintage Wine Bar & Tap Room.It will be serving a variety of locally crafted beers and an exclusive selection of great tasting wines by both the glass and bottle, picked to suit every wine lovers taste buds.The inviting name gives a sense of comfort and relaxation with a speakeasy feel, “Your Home from Home”, winding down after a long day at the office to a delicious bottle of your favourite, while tucking into Cheese on crackers and Olive Tapendade.HOUSE Wine Bar & Tap Room will be committed to using the finest locally brewed Irish beers. We will also be holding regular craft beer tastings, which will be perfect for any after work corporate team-building events, birthday celebrations, or even after a big meal as a little digester.For more information and Updates about Letterkenny’s best kept secret visit forward to welcoming Letterkenny into HOUSE!! IT’S ALMOST TIME TO GET OUR ‘HOUSE’ IN ORDER! was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:houseletterkennylast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThat’s a huge change from an earlier era, when many Protestants ignored or actively opposed the holiday. But as it gradually became popular as a family celebration, churches followed their members in making peace with Christmas.The change didn’t happen overnight. Through much of the 19th century, schools and businesses remained open, Congress met in session and some churches closed their doors, lest errant worshippers try to furtively commemorate the day.“The whole culture didn’t stop for Christmas,” said Bruce Forbes, a religious studies professor at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. “Government went on as usual, business went on as usual, school went on as usual.”In researching his book, “Christmas: A Candid History,” Forbes discovered that major American denominations – Presbyterians, Baptists, Quakers, Methodists and Congregationalists – either ignored the holiday or actively discouraged it until the late 19th century.That rejection was rooted in the lack of biblical sanction for Dec. 25 as the date of Jesus’ birth, as well as suspicion toward traditions that developed after the earliest days of Christianity. In colonial New England, this disapproval extended to actually making the holiday illegal, with celebration punishable by a fine. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As Christmas draws near, the Rev. Pastor John Foster won’t be decorating a tree, shopping for last-minute gifts or working on a holiday sermon for his flock. After all, it’s been 50 years since Christmas was anything more than a day of the week to him.He’s one of very few American Christians who follow what used to be the norm in many Protestant denominations – rejecting the celebration of Christmas on religious grounds.“People don’t think of it this way, but it’s really a secular holiday,” said Foster, a Princeton-based pastor in the United Church of God who last celebrated Christmas when he was 8.His church’s objection to Christmas is rare among U.S. Christians. Gallup polls from 1994 to 2005 consistently show that more than 90 percent of adults say they celebrate Christmas, including 84 percent of non-Christians. Some 322 years later, early member Samuel Sewall might be surprised to see his congregation – today known as Old South Church – proudly displaying a decorated Christmas tree outside the church.“We think it’s cheerful and seasonal,” said Nancy Taylor, senior minister of Old South, one of America’s most venerable congregations, counting among its past worshippers not only Sewall but Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Adams.Now part of the United Church of Christ, Old South not only has a Christmas tree, but encourages its 650 or so members to exchange Christmas presents – although the focus is on charitable donations and service, rather than shopping.“We are the descendantZZTOs of the Puritans and Pilgrims, but we have loosened up a lot since then,” Taylor said. “We have changed and adapted, and I think that’s part of why we haven’t died out.”Like Sewall’s successors, the mainline Protestant churches have learned to accommodate Christmas. But the change came from the pews rather than the pulpit.Christmas benefited from a 19th century “domestication of religion,” said University of Texas history professor Penne Restad, in which faith and family were intertwined in a complementary set of values and beliefs.Christmas became acceptable as a family-centered holiday, Restad said, once it lost its overtly religious significance.At the same time, aspects of the holiday like decorated trees and gift-giving became status symbols for an aspirant middle class. When Christmas began its march toward dominance among holidays, it was because of a change in the culture, not theology.“In America, the saying is that the minister follows the people, the people don’t follow the minister,” Restad said. “This was more of a sociological change than a religious one. The home and the marketplace had more sway than the church.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgExperts say that nearly half of Irish adults will be obese by 2030 if the current issues with childhood weight and obesity are not tackled.As it stands 31.8% of 7 year old children are either overweight or obese.In Ireland, 300,000 children are overweight and 100,000 children are obese. Ireland currently has the 5th highest rate in Europe for childhood obesity.The cost of tackling this problem can be around €600 per child per year and around €5000 per year for obesity related diseases.For adults the OECD has recorded that 1 in 4 Irish adults are obese (30+lbs over a normal weight).2 in every 3 Irish women and 1 in 2 Irish men are classed as overweight (10% above a normal weight). We have the 2nd highest obesity rates in Europe for adults, with the UK being the highest.The total cost to the country is around €1.6 billion per year for obesity related diseases.A study from the Irish Universities Nutritional Alliance has shown that in adults aged 18-64:
39% of Irish people were of a normal weight.
37% were overweight and
24% were obese.In adults aged 65 years and older 49% of women and 59% of men were overweight, 
24% of women and 25% of men were obese.Since 1990 the rate of obesity has increased from 8% to 26% in men and from 13% to 21% in women. The greatest increase in this was shown in men between the ages of 51-64 years.Physical activity levels will decrease with age with those over 65 being the least active.On average, we are watching 18hours of television per week (27% are watching more than 25 hours per week).Of these people, the average time spent in recreational activities averages at only 5.3 hours per week. Shocking statistics… What happened?How is it that as a nation, we are getting bigger and bigger?What is to blame?Is it Carbs? Fat? Low -fat diets? High-Carb diets? Dairy? Gluten?Maybe we are looking in the wrong place.Maybe it’s our hormones, our Thyroid, our glands, our genes?What is the problem and how do we solve it?Is there a way to solve the obesity epidemic that we are experiencing?Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. of the Mayo Clinic in the US writes;

“There is no “silver bullet” and it will take the combined efforts of every segment of society to address this disease. This is nothing new. After all this is what it took to address other public health threats, such as HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, polio, car safety and tobacco.I want to add that the most important aspect of reversing the obesity epidemic is personal responsibility and taking care of ourselves, our family and friends”.Anyone can lose weight when on a diet, but as Zeratsky/Nelson stated above, it is about more than just losing weight.There are habitual changes that have to be put in place first so that whenever someone is ready to begin to change they will be better prepared to succeed.Weight loss is a matter of energy balance.If you burn more energy (through your daily activities and exercise) than you ingest (take in through your diet) you will lose weight.But if you are not ready for change, (and I mean ready as in a smoker being ready to quit smoking) then you will always be fighting an uphill battle against yourself.#TrainSmart
For further information on how to battle obesity, contact me through the link below. 

* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FIGHTING IRELAND’S OBESITY CRISIS was last modified: July 21st, 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:changedietemmet rushefightinghealthobesitylast_img read more

first_img 11 11 8. Aaron Ramsey (midfield) Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka ahead of their trip to Southampton.The defender is struggling with a calf problem but manager Arsene Wenger is hoping he will pass a fitness test to be involved at St Mary’s after reportedly training on Tuesday.Granit Xhaka limped out of the win over Manchester United but should be fit and Lucas Perez is also available following a thigh problem, but Shkodran Mustafi [thigh] and Santi Cazorla [Achilles] remain sidelined.Victory on the south coast would see the Gunners go up to fifth in the Premier League, just three points off Manchester City with three games of the season remaining.So who will start for the north Londoners?Click the right arrow, above, to see Arsenal’s predicted XI [3-4-3 formation] in squad number order… 5. Gabriel Paulista (centre-back) 11 11 11 29. Granit Xhaka (midfield) 11 23. Danny Welbeck (forward) 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre-back) 7. Alexis Sanchez (forward) 11 18. Nacho Monreal (centre-back) 11. Mesut Ozil (forward) 3. Kieran Gibbs (left wing-back) – click the right arrow, above, to see who Arsene Wenger could select to face Southampton, in squad number order… 11 11 11 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right wing-back) 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper)last_img read more

first_imgSeniorsThe Seniors battled their way victory by the narrowest of margins on Sunday evening at Ruislip against The North London Shamrocks. With the Shamrocks getting off to the brighter start, the Gaels got motoring with points from Killian Butler, Liam Gavigan & John McGrath to take the lead. A fine move started by Phillip Butler at the back culminated in a great goal finished off by Ronan Breen to bring the first half to a close. The Gaels got off to a good start in the second half with Adrian Hanlon, McGrath, Gavigan & Killian Butler keeping the scoreboard ticking over. The game should have been put to bed if not for a penalty saved by the Shamrocks stopper, but the Shamrocks missed a couple of chances of their own and a fortunate last minute goal wasn’t enough to overcome the Gaels.Final score 1-10 to 1-09. Best on the day were Liam Gavigan, Marty McCoy, Killian Butler with manager Lloyd Colfer lining up in defence as well. Next up is Thomas McCurtain’s next Sunday at Greenford with a 12.30 throw-in. LadiesTCG Ladies are now through to the Junior Championship Final after an overall great team performance against Tara's on Sunday. The game got off to a slow start due to bad weather conditions with only two scores from play in the first 15 minutes. TCG ladies then upped the game with great support play from 1-15.Some great ball delivered into Leanne Sweeney & Lisa Walsh rallied the girls to a scoring streak. Trojan work from Ciara O’Brien delivering ball into the forward line denied Tara’s any chance of come back. Any chance Tara got to attack they were ferociously pressured by Jess O’Leary & the rest of the half & full back lines. Final score 7-15 to 2-03. TCG look forward to taking on Dulwich Harps in Round 5 of the Championship next Sunday at 11am TCG.FundraiserTCG Ladies are hosting a fundraiser "TCG Eats Everything" which will take place on Saturday, 25th of June at the clubhouse. It promises to be a good night's fun with a mix of different eating and drinking challenges! Lottery Results 9th JuneNumbers drawn 1, 11, 12 & 13Jackpot £2,700 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip Winners:Kieran Cunningham, TCG Marty McCoy, TCGDenis Boyle, OnlineLeanne Sweeney, TCG LadiesNext draw 16th June – Jackpot £2,750 Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!GAA NEWS: ALL IRELAND WINNER STARS FOR TIR CHONAILL GAELS was last modified: June 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAA newsGAA notesTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: When it comes to fat loss you have to put yourself into a calorie deficit. There are no if, ands or buts about it.It doesn’t matter what system or diet plan you follow.If you want to lose fat, you have to be in a calorie deficit. The problem that people find when trying to do this is twofold.Either they find that they are not eating enough, or they can’t have the food they like.This is a double edged sword that will determine either success or failure.Good nutrition programs should help to properly control energy balance in the body. They should prevent excessive swings in either direction; either too much or too little; but it should also provide nutrient density. Nutrient density is the ratio of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fibre etc.) relative to the total calorie content of the food.A food with high nutrient density contains a high amount of key nutrients (protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins etc.) per 100cals of food.Foods with a higher nutrient density are brightly coloured vegetables, brightly coloured fruits, high fibre, unprocessed grains and lean meats.These foods also have a lower calorie density per 100cals.These foods are great for people who are trying to lose fat. You are able to eat more of them during a meal and not take in a huge amount of calories, so overall calorie intake is easier to control.They provide longer periods of satiation after meals, meaning you will feel fuller for longer.They are difficult to over eat also due to their satiation effects.They have more essential nutrients per volume of foods than foods with a higher calorie, lower nutrient density. You are giving your body everything it needs, but also doing everything you can to help with your fat loss goals.The problem that people have, as I alluded to above, is they feel that they are missing out on the foods they love.These foods can be added into any weight loss plan, but you have to be careful with them.The reason for this is that the majority of these foods have a hugely calorie dense.What this means is that these foods have a huge amount of calories per 100g.Foods with a high calorie density would be cookies, crackers, butter, bacon etc.It takes very little of these foods to give you a huge amount of calories and as most people come from eating huge amounts of these foods, it is very hard for them to display restraint and apply moderation when presented with them.The best combination of foods when it comes to fat loss should be a good mix of foods that are both high in nutrient density and are low in calorie density.This combination means that you get to eat more in volume of food each meal and also gives your body all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to help with your goals.This doesn’t mean that you have to avoid the foods that you like completely.You just have to realise that if you need a certain amount of calories per day in order for fat loss to continue. Your portion sizes of these foods will probably have to be lower than you are used to.You then have to weigh up the odds of whether you will be satisfied eating less of what you like occasionally, and more of what you need.Alan Aragon has a table that he uses for his Flexible Dieting model.It states that a good flexible diet plan should be 70% whole, minimally processed, nutrient dense foods that you love the taste of.10% should be whole, minimally processed nutrient dense foods that are neutral to your taste.10% can be semi-junk foods, that aren’t completely devoid of nutrition.10% can be blatant junk food.This is the model that I am using myself at the moment and it is working quite well for me.However, I know my calorie intake and I am tracking my calorie and my macronutrients (protein, carbs and fat).If you are coming from a background of having 70% of your diet being blatant junk foods, start by adding in a good nutrient dense low calorie meal each day and then add another every 2 weeks until you are near the table guidelines above.Once you have this in place, you and your body will be in a better place regarding both your health and your fat loss goals.#TrainSmartFor further information on training and nutrition, contact me through the link below.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE: CALORIES, NUTRIENTS AND GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT was last modified: July 19th, 2015 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:caloriesemmet rushefitness columnnutrient densityweight losslast_img read more