Hima Das, Neeraj Chopra shine in breakthrough year for India in athletics

first_imgJavelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s obsessive pursuit of excellence and a new-found sprint sensation in Hima Das gave Indian athletics audacious Olympic hopes but familiar dope shame kept things in perspective in an eventful 2018.If 2016 announced his arrival on the world scene with a junior world record, the 20-year-old Neeraj emerged as a serious Olympic medal contender with a series of impressive throws which fetched him a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.The dashing six-footer from Khandra Village in Panipat rose to celebrity status, breaking his own national record twice during the year. The last one of 88.06m won him a gold in the Asian Games and catapulted him to the world’s elite.If Neeraj was the cynosure of all eyes, Hima also carved out a slice of history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at the world level. She clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland.No woman before Hima won a gold in a World Championship at any level, be it youth, junior or senior. She is also the first Indian to win a gold in a track event at the world level.Neeraj, on the other hand, continued to live upto the promise he showed two years ago.Neeraj finished fourth in the prestigious Diamond League Series by accumulating 17 points, a feat never achieved by an Indian thus far in an elite field which featured best of the world.advertisement India now has a truly world-class athlete in Neeraj and with age on his side, he could well become the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic medal in the 2020 Tokyo Games.With a former world record holder, Uwe Hohn of Czech Replubic, as his coach, Neeraj now aims to breach the 90m mark this year. He ended the season at world number six.”It’s possible (for Neeraj to throw 90m). He is a great talent and has a great, bright future. He has the qualities of becoming an elite thrower. He is way ahead of me,” said Rio Olympics silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya.In the prestigious Diamond League Final in Zurich where he competed three days after the Asian Games campaign, Chopra missed the bronze by a whisker as reigning Olympic champion Thomas Roehler of Germany pipped him by a mere three centimeters with his final throw.Hima too enjoyed a consistently good year.The 18-year-old from Assam’s Dhing village became a star overnight as she kept improving her timing through the year, culminating into a national record time of 50.79 seconds while winning silver in the Asian Games.Hima’s rise to a top quartermiler has been nothing short of phenomenal considering that she has already run sub 51 sec at 18 years of age and that too after just a dozen of competitive races since late 2016.But her road to becoming an international elite will not be easy as the field is highly competitive. She ended the season at world number 23 and second in Asia.The two youngsters were not the only ones scripting history.Triple jumper Arpinder Singh became the first Indian to clinch a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup with a bronze.On the domestic front, Jinson Johnson smashed the legendary Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old 800m record, the oldest in Indian athletics, by clocking 45.65 seconds during the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships.Dutee Chand (women’s 100m), Mohd. Anas (men’s 400m) and Jinson Johnson (men’s 1500m) and Murali Sreeshanker (men’s long jump) were among the Indians who created national records during the year.Overall, it was a satisfactory year for Indian athletics with a 19-medal haul (7 gold, 10 silver, 2 bronze) in the Asian Games in Jakarta, their best ever performance since the 1978 Bangkok Games, and the third best ever.In the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, the 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze show was the same as in 2014 edition.But yet another dope shame came to haunt Indian athletics at the fag end of the season with five athletes, including Asian champion quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran, returning positive tests for banned substances.Apart from Sheoran, middle-distance runners Sanjivani Yadav, Jhuma Khatun, discus thrower Sandeep Kumari, shot putter Naveen tested positive for banned substances in tests conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at its Montreal laboratory.This came after the same samples returned negative results in tests conducted by the National Dope Testing Labaratory (NDTL).Distance runner Naveen Dagar was also thrown out of Asian Games team after testing positive.advertisementEarlier, K T Irfan and Rakesh Babu were thrown out of the Commonwealth Games for violating the event’s ‘No Syringe’ policy.The year also saw the retirement of veteran discus thrower Vikas Gowda after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medals in the discipline.Gowda, who holds the national record of 66.28m (achieved in 2012), is one of the most decorated Indian athletes, having won gold in the 2013 and 2015 Asian Championships.He also won silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a gold in the 2014 Glasgow CWG. In the Asian Games, he won a bronze in 2010 and a silver in 2014. He took part in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.last_img read more

Young people and gambling: what are your experiences?

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on WhatsApp callout Reuse this content Share via Email Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sport betting Topics Gambling Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Regulator unconvinced by industry problem-gambling measure Share on Twitter Young people are thought to be particularly susceptible to problem betting, and the charity GambleAware recently said it is concerned about the normalisation of betting through promotions on social media, which is a large part of their lives.Adverts for gambling companies and their products, including smartphone apps, some barely distinguishable from analysis, punctuate television sports coverage to a degree experts also warn could have lasting impact on those watching.What are your experiences?We want to hear about these aspects of gambling and whether you have experiences or concerns. What should be done to tackle the problem? Share your experiences using the encrypted form below. One or our reporters may contact you to discuss further and we will highlight some of your views as part of our coverage. You have to be over the age of 16 to submit a response to this form. If you are younger than this, please ask your parents’ permission before adding answers to the below questions. As also reported by the Guardian this week, online gambling firms could be banned from sending promotional material to customers amid concern from the industry regulator about “unacceptable” flaws in a system designed to help problem gamblers bar themselves from betting Share on Facebook Reduced stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) announced by the government this month brought wider issues around gambling and society into focus. If you’re having trouble using the form, click here. Read terms of service here. Read morelast_img read more

David de Gea close to signing new Manchester United contract

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Share on Pinterest De Gea is out of contract next summer so a new deal would allow United to protect an asset whose market price would rise to at least £80m.Ole Gunnar Solskjær was charged, in part, with convincing key players that their future remained at United when appointed caretaker manager last December.Anthony Martial signed again for the long term in January and should De Gea follow this would be viewed as further success by the club hierarchy. The Spain international joined United in the summer of 2011. news Gareth Southgate urges Marcus Rashford to use his speed more effectively Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Topics Manchester United Share via Email Share on Facebook David de Gea is close to finally agreeing a new contract with Manchester United. The goalkeeper is on the verge of completing the details on terms in the region of the £290,000-a-week basic earned by Paul Pogba and the Spaniard expects to sign soon, it is understood. Read morelast_img read more

Kliff Kingsbury Has Reportedly Declined A “Lucrative” Coaching Offer

first_imgkliff kingsbury yells at an official during a texas tech gameTEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts on the sidelines during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has reportedly turned down an opportunity to become a head coach again.Kingsbury, who became USC’s offensive coordinator earlier this month, was reportedly pursued by the Houston Cougars, who fired Major Applewhite on Sunday.Brett McMurphy reports that Houston offered Kingsbury a “lucrative” head coaching offer.He declined it.“USC OC/former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has declined “a lucrative offer” to become coach at Houston, source told @WatchStadium,” he tweeted.USC OC/former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has declined “a lucrative offer” to become coach at Houston, source told @WatchStadium. WVU’s Dana Holgorsen is UH’s next target, source said— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 31, 2018Houston is now expected to target West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, who could have interested in the Cougars’ position.Holgorsen is believed by some to be ready to move on from the Mountaineers’ program.“He loves the city and it’s a better cultural fit for him. There’s been tension at WVU for a while. He just had one of his best teams and only went 8-4. Just feels like right time for a change of scenery,” ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg said of Holgorsen and the Houston job.He loves the city and it’s a better cultural fit for him. There’s been tension at WVU for a while. He just had one of his best teams and only went 8-4. Just feels like right time for a change of scenery. https://t.co/H3Hf2NWItI— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 30, 2018Houston is reportedly prepared to offer Holgorsen a contract that West Virginia might not be able to match.Stay tuned.last_img read more

A Fond Farewell to The Great American Eclipse 2017 from Charleston, South Carolina

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A Fond Farewell to The Great American Eclipse 2017 from Charleston, South Carolina Close The Manual – EclipseShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:00Loaded: 15.79%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now I admit I was having eclipse exhaustion months before the big day. Living in Charleston, we were well aware for over a year that we would be seeing the last views of Eclipse 2017. The buzz about hotels and restaurants booking up soon turned to anxiety-inducing news casts predicting bridge closures, lack of cell service, and an influx of up to two million people (or as locals like to say, “That’s 25 Clemson games coming to town, y’all!”) into our tiny little peninsula. Luckily all went smoothly and there was cell service aplenty and not nearly the crazy crowds predicted.There were almost endless options being touted to experience the eclipse, from kayak adventures, painting classes, bowling parties and even a ‘Sip the Eclipse’ cocktail hour. We chose to experience the celestial event on a boat because, why the hell not? The Carolina Girl is a rental yacht docked across the harbor from downtown Charleston and they were offering an open bar, fully-catered three-hour cruise to experience the eclipse on the water. Best of all, part of the proceeds from the tickets went to Darkness to Light, an organization that has been dedicated to ending child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000. Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America center_img World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40 We set sail at 1:30 pm, giving us an hour to find the perfect spot to watch the moon block the suns rays at approximately 2:30. Spirits were high despite the cloud cover (I think the open bar helped), and our Captain Bob introduced himself and quickly let us know we would not be motoring into the harbor since that is where about 500 other boats decided to venture. Instead, we headed away from town up the Wappoo Creek and into the Stono River away from the crowds and into a quiet, calm area of water where our only other neighbors were a couple of kayakers and some egrets.As the eclipse started to occur, the clouds began to part and we all put on our glasses and watched the magic unfold. The color of the sky went from azure blue to a tumultuous mix of oranges and yellows. The cicadas started to sing and the guests began to cheer as we experienced totality. Of course, Captain Bob had to play “Total Eclipse of the Heart” repeatedly, but that was to be expected. We were all excited to see ‘The Diamond Ring‘ and marinate in the magic for as long as we could until the shadow began to move, the sky began to brighten, and the moment we had been waiting for passed. I don’t smoke, but I kind of wanted a cigarette after such an awe inducing moment. It was just that good.With the big moment behind us, Captain Bob cranked the motor and we headed back to the marina going against the hundreds of other boats who had headed to the harbor. I am not going to lie, we are already plotting where to view the next eclipse to reach America on April 8, 2024. No bowling involved. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacylast_img read more

Snag these Fall Style Essentials from Bridge and Burn

first_img Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul When you find a brand like Bridge and Burn that stocks fall style essentials aplenty, logic holds that you should return time and again — right? And there’s plenty of good reasons to keep shopping Bridge and Burn. The Portland, Oregon-based company blends classic Northwest functionality with timeless silhouettes, from soft-washed tees to well-executed crewneck sweaters and sharp trousers. It’s all made with fine attention to detail and careful quality. Shop fall style essentials from Bridge and Burn — it’s time to get ready for the season.Sutton Chambray in Brown, $118We’d wager you’ve got a blue or gray chambray shirt in your closet already. Switch up your rotation with a brown chambray shirt that’ll pop nicely against faded blue or slick black denim and tan wingtip boots. Wear it with a selvedge denim jacket to a rock concert, and you’ll be the best-dressed guy in the place.Fremont Sweatshirt in Gray, $98From layering underneath a denim jacket to wearing with a blue chambray shirt, is there anything a grey crewneck sweater can’t do? Well, maybe leave it at home the next time you need to wear a tux. The rest of the time? The Fremont Sweatshirt from Bridge and Burn is masculine and very wearable — certainly a fall style essential if we’ve ever seen one.Bedford Shirt in Sienna, $118A quintessential fall shirt in a quintessential fall color, the Bedford Shirt in Sienna is what the brand calls the “perfect camping shirt,” and we tend to agree. Made from sturdy, 100-percent cotton, the Bedford is the ideal grab-and-go shirt atop a slim henley or an easygoing graphic tee on fall weekends.Polk Pants in Midnight Twill, $108Bridge and Burn does a masterful job at making casual styles feel more tailored. Such is the case with the slim Polk Pants, done up in a soft brushed cotton twill for a laidback feel. This pair is ideal for wearing with a heather grey cardigan and a blue Oxford this season.Basic Tee in Heather Wine, $32Last, but not least. If you thought fall was only a time for rugged, long-sleeve henleys, think again. In the right color — like this rich shade of Heather Wine — a soft, comfortable, short-sleeve tee can layer easily underneath a herringbone blazer or offer nice contrast to a heather blue flannel shirt. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Business 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

Edmonton football club heading to the Grey Cup – and questions about

first_imgAPTN National NewsEdmonton’s professional football team is heading to the championship game and with it, questions on whether it should change its name.The team has been known as the “Eskimos” since 1949.But after more 66 years, there are questions about whether it’s time for a new name.APTN’s Chris Stewart reports.last_img

UN agency plans for repatriating Sudanese refugees to south

“Even if the peace would be signed tomorrow, it will still be an uphill task to get the ground fully prepared to receive returnees and to absorb them into communities properly,” Daisy Buruku, head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) South Sudan Team, said of plans to return people to the south during the first 18 months after an accord has been reached.Years of fighting and neglect of infrastructure in the south has made considerable investment necessary to bring roads, schools, water supplies and medical services up to the standard needed to support the refugees when they return home, the agency said.UNHCR has estimated that the 21-year Sudanese civil war has displaced more than 3 million people inside the country, while a further 600,000 are living in neighbouring countries as refugees.The biggest numbers of southern Sudanese refugees are in Uganda, with 223,000, while Ethiopia has 88,000, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 69,000 and Kenya, 60,000, UNHCR said. read more

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert

first_img A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. DELIBERATELY SMASHING A multi-million euro plane into the desert packs high entertainment value, but the elaborate experiment, which kicked off the second season of Discovery Channel’s “Curiosity” series, wasn’t just for gasps.It was also part of an effort to make the 2.8 billion flights that take to the skies each year safer.“This groundbreaking experiment looks at what actually happens during a plane crash and the science behind passengers’ best chance for survival,” the Discovery Channel writes in a statement.A similar demonstration was carried out by NASA in 1984, resulting in a fiery explosion.Will this time be different? (Images: Discovery Channel) Meet Ron Fisher, the SoftBank executive who awarded WeWork a $47 billion valuation months before it delayed its $10 billion IPO last_img read more

Nook Color 2 will actually be the dualcore Nook Tablet

first_imgWe have known since last week that the announcement for Barnes & Noble’s sequel to the Nook Color will be coming on Monday. It was inevitable that some leaks would occur before then, and sure enough, the tablet’s name and specs have slipped through the cracks. The device that will be announced will be called the Nook Tablet, and it should be considerably speedier than its predecessor.On the outside, a leaked image shows the new Nook to have a nearly identical appearance to the original Nook Color. The exceptions to this rule will be that it’s a little lighter (down to 14.1 ounces, from 15.8oz), a wee bit thinner (down to 4.8mm from 5mm), and (possibly) the plastic bezel will be a lighter shade of grey (as rendered in the image above). It will have the same 7 inch 1024 x 600 (170ppi) IPS display as the original.On the inside, the Nook Tablet will get quite a boost over the Color, rocking a 1.2GHz dual-core Texas Instruments IMAP processor. It will get a hike up to 16GB of storage (the first only had 8GB).On the software front, it’s unknown what version of Android it will use (probably Froyo), but as it’s running such a heavily customized UI, that shouldn’t make a huge difference either way. In addition to the B&N reading capabilities, it will have Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora available for media consumption.Why the renaming to Nook Tablet? Barnes & Noble is obviously trying to compete with the Kindle Fire here, and some customers may be confused about whether the Nook Color is a tablet or a souped-up color eReader. Branding it as a tablet essentially flashes a sign that says “I’m a competitor to the Kindle Fire.”As for the original Nook Color, it will remain on the market with its price dropped down to $200. The Nook Tablet, meanwhile, will ring up at $250. This creates an interesting matchup with the Fire. The Fire is obviously a better choice than the year-old Nook Color at the $200 price, but the two dual-core 2011 models could make for a tough decision.We’ll take a more in-depth look at how the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire stack up later on, but the Fire is probably still going to be the stronger choice for most. This is due to the Amazon AppStore’s current app selection, compared to B&N’s. Amazon has built their app marketplace as more of an alternative to the Android Market, while the Nook Color store is filled mostly with casual media apps.Of course, as we’ll certainly see these devices get rooted soon after they’re released, both could eventually be running custom Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs with the Android Market available. At that point, the playing field is closer to level, as the Nook has more RAM, more internal storage, and a slightly faster processor.The Nook Tablet goes on sale November 16, one day after the Fire.via Android Centrallast_img read more

GTA V could make 1 billion in first month sell 20 million

first_imgYou only need to spend a few minutes on the internet to see that Grand Theft Auto V is a big deal. People lined up to collect their pre-orders and took the day off work to play the sprawling action game. Now analysts are translating that fervor into a dollar value. GTA V could rake in $1 billion in its first month and sell 20 million units by March 2014, predictions say.For those who don’t keep up with game sales, those are very big numbers. The game might even make $400 million of that $1 billion in the first day alone. For reference, GTA IV has sold 25 million units, but it was released in 2008. The new incarnation of GTA could do in months what it took its predecessor years to do. This isn’t just fast for GTA, it’s fast for games in general. Call of Duty: Black Ops took almost twice as long to reach $1 billion in sales.So is the game just that much better? Well, partially. Early reviews for GTA V are stellar. IGN and Giant Bomb both gave it perfect scores, whereas Game Informer went with 98/100. So, those folks calling in sick to play are certainly not regretting it. However, the other factor making GTA V a big seller is the huge install base of existing game consoles. We’re at the end of the cycle, and the Xbox 360 and PS3 are heavily discounted. Basically everyone who wants these consoles has them.Take-Two interactive was only counting on $750-800 million by the end of the year, which is still nothing to sneeze at. $1 billion in the first month would be a real windfall.last_img read more

Régimes avant lété attention à leffet yoyo

first_imgRégimes avant l’été : attention à l’effet yoyoFaits d’interdictions et de frustrations, les régimes ne font pas du bien au moral des Français. Contraignants, ils sont souvent difficiles à suivre, les écarts sont nombreux, et une fois achevé, les kilos reviennent aussitôt… Alors, quelle solution pour une perte de poids durable ? Ne faut-il pas revenir aux fondamentaux : une alimentation équilibrée agrémentée d’une activité sportive régulière ?A l’approche des vacances d’été et l’appel incontournable du maillot de bain colorés, les Français, et plus particulièrement les femmes, font de leur poids une priorité. Après un rapide passage sur la balance, le constat est évident : les kilos pris pendant l’hiver sont de trop. La solution : un régime ?Les régimes sont toujours les grandes vedettes du printemps. Pourtant, ils font souvent plus de victimes que d’heureux. En France, une personne sur trois, et une Française sur deux, a déjà tenté de suivre un régime. Un nombre conséquent qui pousse à se pencher sur l’efficacité de tels procédés restrictifs. Nommé Montignac, Weight watchers, hypocalorique, Dukan, ou encore hyperprotéiné, chaque régime est une source de risques qu’il ne faut pas ignorer. Lorsqu’il n’est pas surveillé par un professionnel de la santé, un régime peut vite mal tourner.À lire aussiPourquoi la peau devient-elle rouge en cas de coup de soleil ?Contraignants, frustrants et exigeants, ils sont souvent difficiles à suivre à la lettre et ont raison du moral de ceux qui les font. Et d’après une étude menée par l’Agence de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation (Anses), qui en a analysé quinze, aucun régime n’est réellement efficace. Pire, les apports en protéines seraient très souvent supérieurs à ce qui est conseillé, les lipides trop élevés, tandis que l’apport en fibres, fer, calcium ou encore en vitamines C, D ou E sont trop importants dans de nombreux cas. Un déséquilibre alimentaire évident qui, une fois le régime stoppé et les mauvaises habitudes retrouvées, génère une reprise de poids conséquente, souvent supérieure au poids initial. Toujours selon l’Anses, 80% des personnes qui ont maigri en suivant un régime ont repris dans l’année leurs kilos perdus, voire davantage. Un constat alarmant.Quelle solution alors ? Revenons aux fondamentaux et aux règles de base : avoir une alimentation saine et équilibrée, complétée d’une activité physique régulière. Le slogan de la dernière affiche de la Journée Européenne de l’Obésité, “Votre santé n’est pas un jeu, halte aux régimes yo-yo!”, vise à sensibiliser la population à la bonne équation. “Rien ne peut remplacer en termes de santé une alimentation équilibrée, diversifiée”, estime l’Anses. A cela, il est important d’ajouter qu’une activité sportive régulière est nécessaire pour se maintenir en bonne santé, soit “l’équivalent de 30 minutes de marche rapide chaque jour”, selon Institut national de Prévention et d’Éducation pour la Santé (Inpes). La bonne équation en somme : mangez à votre faim, et bougez !Le 14 mai 2011 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sportsmen to be asked to pay higher fees

first_imgSalmon and steelhead anglers in the Columbia River would pay 69 percent more in fees under the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s final hunting and fishing license increase proposals for 2017-19.The license fee package submitted to the Office of Financial Management in September would increase the annual cost to fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River from a current $38.25 to $64.75.Under the proposals, an annual freshwater fishing license would increase from $29.50 to $35 and the Columbia River endorsement would increase from $8.75 to $9.75.Now-free catch record cards would be $10 for salmon, $10 for steelhead. Those $10 amounts have been scaled back from the initial proposal of $17 for each.Approval by the state Legislature and governor are required for the fees to increase.“We’ve heard from thousands of Washingtonians about their priorities for recreation and conservation,’’ said Jim Unsworth, department director. “They couldn’t be clearer: They want to preserve and expand fishing, hunting, and other outdoor opportunities, and they’re not interested in paying more to get less.’’last_img read more

Spalletti Inter Milan werent brave enough against Barcelona

first_imgInter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti felt that his side were too hesitant and made things difficult for themselves in their 2-0 Champions League defeat to BarcelonaThe Nerazzurri fell a goal down after 32 minutes from ex-player Rafinha Alcantara’s spectacular volley before Jordi Alba ensured Barcelona would be victors at the Camp Nou with a second goal.Despite threatening early on, Inter were never really a match for Barca and had goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to thank for not losing by a heavier margin after his nine saves.“We came into the match with a bit of hesitancy, leaving the Blaugrana with too much space and struggling too much with their pressing,” Spalletti told reporters on the club website.“We had some issues with passing the ball with pace, therefore, everything became much more difficult.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“Every time we won the ball back, we didn’t manage possession in the best way, particularly during the first half. Therefore, we struggled in terms of order and energy expended.“We should’ve been more aggressive in winning the ball back and then more precise in possession. You can’t just play on the counter-attack when you come to Camp Nou.“We didn’t show as much character compared to our first two Champions League games. We weren’t courageous enough and the opposition made the most of our attitude.“We didn’t do as much as we can. We also could’ve scored over the course of the game but they were stronger than us and deserved to win. They play well, passing the ball quickly and thinking fast.”However, PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham’s 2-2 draw leaves Inter in a strong second place in Group B with a five-point advantage over the other two sides.last_img read more

Seamus Coleman suggests Everton should boast on the pitch

first_imgEverton right-back Seamus Coleman has suggested that his side should brag on the pitch on Sunday as they play against  Liverpool.Everton seeks to grab their first-century victory in a Merseyside derby at Anfield because Jurgen Klopp’s side have been dominating the derby at all venues in recent years.“It was a long time ago, we need to look forward and we need to give the new players a bit of a taste of what it’s like to win one of these games, and the fans as well,” Coleman told Sky Sports, according to Reuters.“It’s easy to come in here and say all the right things in an interview, I’m sure we have done over the last five or 10 years and not turned up on the day.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We need to turn up on Sunday and do our talking on the pitch. This is a massive game for our city and we’ve been on the receiving end too many times.”Coleman added that fans should just expect the usual feisty encounter on Sunday.“There’ll be a few tackles going in this weekend but we’re looking forward to playing our game.”“The manager sets up to try to win the game, no matter who we’ve played this season, and that’ll be no different I’m sure on Sunday.”last_img read more

Silva says Everton can be stronger in the future

first_imgThe Everton manager Marco Silva spoke at the club’s general meeting to reveal how the English Premier League team can become better.Marco Silva joined Everton in the summer, and as his six first months with the club passed, he talked to the club’s general meeting today.“Everyone is working with me at Finch Farm every day,” said Silva to the club’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I’ve had a lot of help at the Club. Everyone has welcomed me and we’ve all been working together since the first day.”“We believe we can be stronger in the future and give everyone the better things they want to see,” he commented.“We are still fighting for what we want, which is to do better than last season, and give the fans what they want – building a connection with the team. We want more.”last_img read more

Seattle passes on 2016 Dem National Convention

first_imgSEATTLE — Seattle was one of dozens of cities invited by the Democratic National Committee to bid on hosting the 2016 national convention that will nominate the party’s candidate for president.A spokesman for the mayor’s office says they city decided not to bid.Spokesman Jeff Reading says the city does not meet requirements for hotel rooms, convention space and other amenitiesThe Seattle Times reports the city also lacks a suitable arena. KeyArena doesn’t have enough seats or luxury boxes to meet the party’s criteria.Seattle also is not among the eight finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Portland also passed on the convention last month.last_img read more

Explosive thrown at home of samesex couple no injuries

first_imgIf you have any information on this explosive attack, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, an explosive device was thrown into the Southwest Miami-Dade home of a same-sex couple, early Thursday.Windows shattered and neighbors were left stunned after, investigators said, someone tossed the unknown type of device at the home, near Southwest 282nd Street and 133rd Place, just before 1:45 a.m.Police said the detonation caused debris to fall on the neighboring home and caused structural damage to the victims’ residence.“By my experience in the military, I know about what an explosion or something like that sounds like,” said area resident Terrance James.No one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.Investigators said the motive is unknown at this time, but the homeowners believe this may have been a hate crime because the homeowners are a gay couple.In a press release, Miami-Dade Police said they are conducting an arson investigation in conjunction with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. last_img read more

Settlement reached over Seward coal facility dispute

first_imgThe Alaska Railroad and Aurora Energy have agreed to an out-of-court settlement in a dispute involving a water permit. More than a year ago, a federal court sided with the Sierra Club and Alaska Community Action on Toxics in a suit against Aurora and the railroad, alleging that Aurora’s coal loading facility in Seward spilled coal into Resurrection Bay.Download AudioPlaintiffs complained that Aurora was violating the Clean Water Act, because the coal-loading company’s general stormwater permit did not allow coal debris to be dropped into the water.Aurora and the railroad had petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court this year to hear an appeal of the lower court’s decision, but the high court refused.Late Tuesday, all parties involved in the 6-year-old lawsuit agreed to a settlement.The settlement requires the railroad and Aurora Energy to make improvements to the Seward coal-loading facility and pay $10,000 to the Kachemak Land Trust for an environmental projectBill O’Leary, CEO of Alaska Railroad, says the railroad has invested over a million dollars in improvements to the Seward facility over the years, and is committed to environmental stewardship in it’s operations. He says the $10,000 is not a fine. O’Leary says he’s looking forward to future export operations in Seward under an anticipated new permit.Speaking for Aurora Energy, Lorali Simon says that the facility has been operating legally under a state of Alaska compliance order, while awaiting further permitting. Aurora applied for a different type of permit regulating spilled coal early this year. Simon says the settlement does not change operations at the Seward facility.The original lawsuit was filed in December 2009. The settlement essentially closes the door on further court action.last_img read more

Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over President Trumps Travel Ban

first_img Share Jason RedmondPeople protest outside as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals prepares to hear arguments on President Trump’s revised travel ban in Seattle on Monday.At a Seattle courtroom on Monday, in the latest battle in the legal war over President Trump’s currently suspended travel ban, lawyers and judges pushed and pulled on the swirling questions over Trump’s intentions and the legal limits on executive power.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers for the U.S. government and the state of Hawaii over the executive order that would block travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.The arguments were carried live on some cable news channels. As the debate unfolded, supporters of immigrants and refugees rallied outside the Seattle courthouse, chanting and carrying “No Ban, No Wall” signs, The Associated Press reports.Lawyer for Hawaii: “this is unprecedented.” A president is establishing a disfavored religion, Islam, with “real consequences”— Joel Rose (@NPRJoel) May 15, 2017There are multiple lawsuits pending against the order; 13 judges with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments over a different suit against the order.In Seattle, the three judges — all appointed by Bill Clinton — threw questions at acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, representing the federal government, and at Neal Katyal, himself a former acting solicitor general who is now representing Hawaii.Judge Richard Paez asked Wall what separates Trump’s executive order from the World War II-era mass imprisonment of Japanese-Americans, which was also initiated by an executive order from President Roosevelt and justified on national security grounds.That executive order was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court at the time. It’s now nearly universally recognized as being unconstitutional and profoundly unjust, born of “race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership,” as a congressional apology put it.Wall said that internment then, and the travel ban now, are absolutely different — and that he wouldn’t be defending the executive order otherwise. But he also said he hasn’t read the text of Roosevelt’s order.The justices also pushed Wall on whether President Trump has ever disavowed his campaign statements about a “Muslim ban” — statements that have loomed large in the legal conflicts over this executive order (which is a revised version of an earlier, chaos-inducing order that referenced religion.)Wall said the president has clarified his remarks.Katyal, when it was his turn to speak, said Wall “could not actually point to any disavowal” because “there is no such statement.”The judges on the panel pressed Katyal about arguments he had made before the court back when he was responsible for representing the federal government. They pointed out that he argued the president has broad authority when it comes to immigration.“Katyal said he stands by those arguments, but that doesn’t mean the president’s authority is unbounded,” the AP reports.“In closing, both lawyers say the case has big implications for future POTUS decisions — but disagree on what those are,” reports NPR’s Joel Rose, who was in the courtroom.It’s not clear when the judges will rule. It’s widely expected that one of the pending lawsuits will, eventually, be appealed to the Supreme Court.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more