MAKE IT TO A MARATHON

first_imgGet ready for that runners high with our halfmarathon plan drawn just for you.Whether youve run before or not, training for an upcoming race can give your workout a purpose, so you have the motivation to keep going. Running a marathon can reveal to you, your hidden reserves of strength, determination and focus. Plus, its one of the best ways to stay fit and in shape. The best thing about running is that you dont need to develop a new skillunlike, say cycling or swimming. Use our plan to train for a halfmarathon in the coming season, and youll be raring to go even before the race is flagged off. Keep in mind that to get into your fittest form for the long haul, you need to train for a minimum of two months.RUN FOR LIFERunning is a foolproof cardio workout which clears your mind and boosts health. Scientists in California found that middle-aged people who ran for 40 minutes a day (a total of about 5 hours per week) lived longer and functioned better physically and cognitively as they got older; the researchers tracked runners and non-runners for 21 years. The runners didnt just get hit less by heart disease they also developed fewer cases of cancer, neurological diseases and infections. Why? Because aerobic exercise keeps the immune system young. Also, research shows that runners are at a lower risk of osteoarthritis than those living a sedentary lifestyle.Your Safety Checklist Keep these things in mind before you begin this programmeConsult a doctor, especially if you have been unwell recently, have a health condition or are overweight. If you are not a workout regular, start small. Begin with brisk walking and then slowly graduate to jogging. Try to practise on a soft surface like a mud track as opposed to concrete, to ward off the risk of injures.Scan your FormThe right gait is crucial to prevent aches and injuries when you run.1 Relax your neck and shoulders. Keep neck straight, not tilted up or down. Dont pull your shoulders up towards your ears, but, roll them back and down. 2 Sway your arms forward and back (not side-to-side), keeping your elbows at 90 degrees. Keep your fists slightly open, but not clenched. That can tire your muscles. 3 Land on your midfoot and not on your heel. This minimises the impact on your ankles and knees from hitting the surface. Land gently and roll your foot off the ground onto the toes. 4 Draw your navel in towards the spine and look straight ahead. Never tilt your neck too low or high. 5 Breathe at a normal pace from your nose and mouth. Keep your jaw muscles relaxed and your mouth slightly open.3 Reasons to Warm Up! 1 Cold muscles do not absorb shock or impact as well, and are more susceptible to injury. So you need to warm them up gradually to reduce your risk of injury and the aches and pains that come with exercise. When you warm up, your circulatory system pumps oxygenrich blood to your working muscles, gradually increasing elasticity. During a warm up, you may be able to pick up any niggle or injury and take action before further damage. It prepares you mentally for the long haul. Try: Jog for 5 to 10 minutes and finish with a few dynamic stretches6 Smart StretchesThese static stretches can help relax tight areas after your training. You can do these to cool down. HAMSTRING: Lie down on your back and loop a towel tight around your foot. Extend your leg by using the towel as a stabiliser. Repeat with other leg. SHOULDERS: Bring your right arm across the chest, parallel to the floor with your shoulders down and relaxed. Place your left hand on the right and gently press towards the body. Then, repeat on the left side. QUADRICEPS: Use the wall as support to touch your back with right hand and then hold your right ankle. Keep your hips forward and knees together. Repeat on left side. GLUTES: Using the wall as a support, flex your right knee across your body, towards the left shoulder. Hold. Repeat on the left side. LOWER BACK: Lie down on your back with knees bent. Gently pull both the knees towards your chest, lifting your feet off the floor. Hold for some time and then relax. CALVES: Stand against a wall and place one foot behind the other. Lean your hips forward, with knees slightly bent and heels down. Repeat on opposite side.Food for ThoughtPay heed to what you eat and drink during marathon training.Indulge in high carb and proteins to fuel your workout and training sessions. Load up on complex carbs like wholewheat, oatmeal, fruits and wheat flakes. A good source of proteins for non-vegetarians is poultry and fish; soya, tofu and dairy products for vegetarians. Include healthy fats by having a handful of almonds, walnuts, pistachios and avocados. Eating less fat may increase the risk of injuries in competitive female runners, according to researchers at the University of Buffalo, New York. Women eating less than 20% fat were more likely to suffer injuries than those who consumed at least 31%. Fish oils, Omega-3, or calcium and vitamin supplements may help boost your performance. But check with a doctor before popping these.Try healthy combinations like black gram, green gram sprouts, and lentils like red kidney beans and black-eyed peas to absorb as many nutrients as possible. Avoid refined carbohydrates like refined sugar and white flour. Cut down on excessively spicy and heavy food during this training period.Never start your workout on an empty stomach. Eat at least 30 minutes before you run. Not having enough carbs while working out, leads to depletion of glycogen, so have enough carb-rich foods. Start your day by loading up on fruits like apples and bananas. Have a glass of lemon water to clear your digestive system.You should hydrate well before, during, and after your training. Have at least half a litre of water an hour before the run, 30 ml to 60 ml every 15 minutes and 1 litre or more, after the run. Not just that, dehydration can lead to loss of concentration and fatigue, according to The Journal of Nutrition. Sports drinks and supportive supplements are also a good idea and more so in hot and humid climates as they not only hydrate but also replenish salts and carbs lost from the body and reduce fatigue. Avoid aerated drinks or caffeinated drinks during the run as they can hinder your performance.Gear Up!Pick comfortable clothes in breathable fabrics and shoes which fit comfortably. While shoes offer lateral support and cushioning, some clothing brands have dry technology options that wick sweat quickly. Smart Sneakers Invest in two pairs of good running shoes. Look for shoes that provide forefoot flexibility, cushioning, proper heel and arch support. They must be light weight and have a snug fit to prevent blisters caused by slipping and sliding. Keep more than one pair of trainers and practise in both. Wear cotton socks to wick moisture. Also, keep in mind that its ideal to replace your sneakers every 500 to 800 km. Try Nike Free 4.0, `5,995 upwards, Adidas Supernova Glide 4 `5,805 upwards or Puma Pumagility Elite XT Wns `4,999 onwards. Bounce-Free Bra Get yourself a sports bra for support, and comfortable fitness wear. Try Nikes DriFIT PRO Training Sports Bra `1,595, or Lululemon Athletica `2,080. Sweat-free Clothes Keep yourself sweatproof and stay comfortable. Try Nike Legend Slim Poly Capri, `1,995, Reebok Easy Tone Top, `3,499 and bottoms `1,999On the Big DaySince most races start early, drink 3-4 glasses of water on waking up. Have a high-carb snack like 1 banana, 1 veg sandwich and 1 cup of coffee. Eat at least 2 to 3 hours before the run to prevent a runners stitch (stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage). Tackle it by taking long, deep breathsfocus on pushing air out of your abdomen. This will stretch out the diaphragm muscles, where cramps occur. Try and sustain yourself without a water break for the first 5 km. Be sure not to drink too much as it can cause discomfort. Warm up on a soft surface. In the beginning of the marathon, dont go too fast. Find a pace youre comfortable with and go on like that for the first 2 km. After that, maintain a steady pace for the major part of the run without over exhausting yourself. In the last 5 km, try and push yourself to your limits. Enjoy the run and beat the others with your time!advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img
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SRH seal play-offs spot with eight-wicket win

first_imgbl13_David warner × Captain and opener David Warner carried his bat through the innings with an unbeaten 69 as Sunrisers Hyderabad thrashed Gujarat Lions by eight wickets to seal a play—offs berth in the Indian Premier League here today.Warner shared 133 runs with Vijay Shankar (63 not out) for the unbroken third wicket stand as the Sunrisers chased down the target of 155 with 11 balls to spare by reaching to 158 for 2 in 18.1 overs at the Green Park here.With the win in their last league match, the Sunrisers collected 17 points from 14 matches to seal a knock—out stage berth. This was their eighth win in the tournament.Gujarat Lions have already been eliminated from the race of a play—offs berth.Earlier, rookie pacer Mohammed Siraz and Afghan wonder kid Rashid Khan effected a batting collapse to skittle out Gujarat Lions for 154 in 19.2 overs after being put into bat.Siraz (4/32 in 4 overs) and Rashid (3/34 in 4 overs) were brilliant in the back—10 as Lions were down in the dumps after a 111—run opening stand between Ishan Kishan (61 off 40 balls) and Dwayne Smith (54 off 33 balls).Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/25) and Siddharth Kaul (1/30) polished off the tail.But in a baffling collapse, Lions lost all 10 wickets for an addition 49 runs in the last 10 overs after a whopping 105 in the front 10. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on cricket COMMENTcenter_img May 13, 2017 bl13_David warner IPL 2017 SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

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IAFs mega adventure show to be held in Jammu

first_imgJammu, March 14 (PTI) A mega adventure show of IAF would be organised here on March 22 which would include a display of synchronised arms drill and various skydiving show.”IAF station Jammu is organising an adventure sports mela at M A Stadium on March 22 with a paradrop by the universally acclaimed IAF Akash Ganga Sky Diving team followed by spectacular display of synchronised arms drill by the Air Warrior Drill Team, aeromodel flying,” PRO Defence, Lt Col Manish Mehta said.A performance by Air Warrior Symphony Orchestra of the IAF will mark the culmination of the event, he said. PTI AB AAR PAL AARlast_img read more

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HIGHLIGHTS NORTHERN REGION AT 1725 HRS (R)

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 22 (PTI): Following are the top storiesNew Delhi, Jun 22 (PTI): Following are the top stories from the northern region at 1725 HRS:(Eds: Adding pix number in story slugged under DES3)DEL18 JK-ARMY-REINFORCEMENTAnantnag: Two additional Army battalions — about 2,000 men — start moving into four troubled South Kashmir districts, being described as the new “ground zero” because of increased militant activity, say officials.DES7 DOPT-CORRUPTIONNew Delhi: To cut delay, an online system to process corruption cases against government employees is launched here.DES8 HUA-HOUSES-APPROVALNew Delhi: The Centre approves the construction of 1.27 lakh more houses for urban poor under its affordable housing scheme with an investment of over Rs 6,500 crore.DES3 RAJ-HERITAGE-SMARTJaipur: Jaipur has fished out of its trove heritage buildings and is dusting off its fabled pink markets and stepwells to make them all squeaky clean for the second anniversary of the launch of the Centres smart city project. By Chirinjibi Thapa (Pics: PTI6_22_2017_000043B, PTI6_22_2017_000047B)NRG5 RAJ-ARREST-ACBSikar (Raj): A technical assistant of Jhunjhunu Power Corporation is arrested by anti-corruption bureau (ACB) sleuths for accepting bribe of Rs 14,000.DES2 NCM-PAKNew Delhi: Those who celebrated Pakistan teams victory in the recently concluded ICC Champions trophy final should go and live there, National Commission for Minorities (NCM) chairman Gairul Hasan Rizvi says.DES5 UP-RAPE-VIOLENCEAligarh: A six-year-old girl is raped and brutally murdered on the outskirts of the city, triggering outrage among locals who lynch the accused.NRG4 PB-CM-SPORTS-PROBEChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh says a thorough probe will be conducted into the alleged irregularities in distribution of sports kits to youth clubs during the previous SAD-BJP rule.advertisementNRG7 PB-AMARINDER-LOANChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh lashes out at the opposition for “twisting” the farm debt waiver issue and says the Rs 1,500 crore proposed in the budget is initial money provided to leverage more sum to be given for the debt waiver scheme in instalments.NRG3 PB-AAP-SUSPENDChandigarh: Main opposition Aam Aadmi Party and ally Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLAs are physically removed out of the Punjab assembly here by the Marshals after they create a ruckus.NRG6 PB-AMARINDER-OPPOSITIONChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh lashes out at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for disrupting the House proceedings, says the oppositions atrocious behaviour smacks of hooliganism. PTI KISlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli hails complete performance after India’s 105-run win vs West Indies

first_imgIndia outplayed West Indies in the second One Day Internationals to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. India crushed the hosts by 105 runs thanks to a brilliant all-round performance by the visitors.Put in to bat, India posted 310/5 in rain-curtailed 43-overs-a-side match. Ajinkya Rahane notched up his third century while skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan struck fifties to help India post a challenging total. India scored in excess of 300 for the 96th time in ODIs to break Australia’s record for team with most 300-plus totals.In reply, West Indies were jolted early by Bhuvneshwar Kumar before Kuldeep Yadav bagged three for 50 to help India record a comfortable victory.India skipper Virat Kohli was pleased as punch.”It was a complete performance. We have been playing some good cricket leading up to this game. For us as a team, it’s about doing the things right that we can do right, execute our skills to the best of our potential and regardless of how the opposition reacts, we want to do our things right, stay committed on the field be it batting, bowling or fielding,”  said Kohli.Kohli further praised centurion Rahane for his 104-ball 103.”Rahane has been a part of the ODI set-up for a while and we all felt he had a great potential at the top of the order. He is always there as the third opening batsman. In this series, I think he has started taking a lot less pressure on himself and has begun enjoying his game more,” Kohli said.advertisement”There are very few people who can perform two roles for the team. He can open and he can play in the middle-order. So, I see him providing more balance to us as a side, like we can take an extra bowling option when he is there,” he added.Kuldeep made his debut in the first ODI but didn’t get a chance to bowl as the match was abandoned. However, the chinaman bowler proved his mettle in the second game.”I have faced him in the IPL. He’s quite amazing with what he does with the bowl and especially on dry wickets like it was today, he becomes even more lethal. Credit to him for putting up such a performance,” said the 28-year-old.Kohli missed out on scoring his 28th hundred but the India skipper said he was not a worried man.”Not really worried about the century, that’s the kind of mindset I have always played with. You gotta score few extra runs for the team. I think this is a good start, we have a few days off and before we play at Antigua,” he said.India and West Indies play the third ODI at Antigua on June 30.last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Home cheer for Leicester a shock!

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: Home cheer for Leicester a shock!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits home fans celebrating Manchester City’s defeat to Leicester City took him by surprise.Klopp joked that he thought that the Anfield fans’ wild reactions to Leicester City’s goal against Manchester City were for his Liverpool side’s win over Newcastle United.He said, “No, I thought it was because of us! I’m really naive, I thought that is really nice, thank you very much!”Then now I heard after the game it was about another result!“Obviously nobody told our crowd that Tottenham won 5-0.”It is fine, atmosphere for Boxing Day, people coming from all over, around the world to watch, the atmosphere was really good and exceptional in that moment. But I thought it was because of us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ezekiel Elliott Just Trashed Jim Harbaugh On The Paul Finebaum Show

first_imgEzekiel elliott talks about Jim Harbaugh on the Paul Finebaum show.Jim Harbaugh was only Michigan’s head coach for one of the program’s three rivalry contests against Ohio State during Ezekiel Elliott’s tenure, but he seems to have made quite an impression on the star running back. Friday, Elliott, who is going through the ESPN car wash today, trashed Harbaugh, telling Paul Finebaum that he’s “tired” of hearing about him. Elliott also called out Harbaugh for talking smack when he hasn’t won a rivalry game. Yikes.“I’m tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh he needs to get in check with reality” – @EzekielElliott pic.twitter.com/QHElXCl7QV— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016more from @EzekielElliott: “you can’t talk smack about a rivalry when you haven’t won a game. You have to win ballgames to talk behind it.”— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016Here’s @EzekielElliott‘s full quote about Jim Harbaugh on @finebaum pic.twitter.com/FkeSmMrqZa— John Hayes (@johnP_hayes) April 15, 2016This isn’t exactly a surprise – Elliott has made a living off of trolling Michigan the past few years. But it’s still hilarious, and reminds us that there is no better college football rivalry than Ohio State vs. Michigan.last_img read more

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Saara Chaudry of The Breadwinner wins best voice performance at ACTRA Awards

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Angelina Jolie and Saara Chaudry attend the premiere of “The Breadwinner” at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Oct. 20, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) Actress-producer Jennifer Podemski received the Award of Excellence.ACTRA Toronto also celebrated its 75th anniversary at the gala. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Other winners included Sheila McCarthy for best actress in the feature film Cardinals, and Stuart Hughes for best actor in the feature film The Drawer Boy.An ensemble award chosen by fellow ACTRA members went to the cast of the CBC-TV comedy Baroness von Sketch Show. Facebook The star of the Oscar-nominated animated Canadian co-production The Breadwinner was among the honourees at the ACTRA Awards in Toronto.Toronto actress Saara Chaudry, who voices the lead role of a young girl who helps her family in Afghanistan, won the award for best voice performance at Saturday’s show.The annual event recognizes outstanding performances by Toronto members of the national performers’ union. Twitterlast_img read more

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Bombardier hopeful that striking Quebec rail workers will accept recommendation

MONTREAL – Bombardier is hopeful that rail-equipment workers in Quebec will accept a conciliator’s recommendation to end a month-long strike after a blitz of offers between the two sides over the weekend.“We think that his recommendations are pretty realistic, they’re fair enough and I figure that for both parties this is where it should stop and we are optimistic that we could have the end of it and resume work,” spokesman Marc Laforge said in an interview Monday.Laforge declined to provide details about the offer but said it fits within the framework of Bombardier’s offer that was soundly rejected by workers on Nov. 22.“It’s all within the framework that was on the table and about being creative and see how you can work things out with what was there and also to try to meet the union’s preoccupations and also our own.”Subcontracting, pension and salaries have been the key issues for the workers who have been without a contract since Sept. 30, 2011 and who have been on strike since Nov. 1.The union representing about 330 workers at La Pocatiere, Que., said Monday that it will convey its recommendation to workers at a meeting Wednesday, whose time and location haven’t been disclosed. It declined to provide comment or details.Conciliator Jean Poirier submitted his recommendation Sunday evening to the company and an affiliate of the Confederation of National Trade Unions after talks resumed last week.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) characterized its earlier proposal as a generous offer that raises wages and pension benefits and contained a commitment to invest in new technology at the plant northeast of Quebec City.It included a 12.5 per cent wage increase over five years, a $9-million pension plan contribution that would raise employee benefits by 18 per cent and a commitment to invest $3 million in new state-of-the-art laser welding technology that would return some jobs that were outsourced to the United States.Laforge said work can resume as early as Thursday morning if the deal is accepted.But he suggested there is little hope that the impasse could be resolved in the near-term if workers reject the conciliator’s recommendation.“I think that we really got to the limit with the discussions and this is why the conciliator came in with his own recommendations feeling that both parties were at the end of it.”Bombardier has insisted it will meet its commitment to deliver 420 Toronto subway cars and interior finishings for 706 Chicago transit cars. It also has contracts for 100 multi-level New Jersey transit cars, 54 multi-level cars for Maryland transit, along with nearly 500 Montreal Metro cars, which aren’t yet in production.The union has in the past called on the company to respect terms of a 2010 letter of intent that would guarantee hundreds of jobs related to the Montreal Metro contract.But Bombardier has a different interpretation of the work that must be completed at the plant, which is part of an integrated manufacturing model that has the best chance of succeeding against the competition.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares lost nine cents or 2.56 per cent, at $3.42 in afternoon trading. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2012 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bombardier hopeful that striking Quebec rail workers will accept recommendation read more

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Ploutarhos showers Agapi Care with love

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram *In this Saturday’s English edition of Neos Kosmos, Ploutarhos speaks openly about the accusations that he’s affiliated with Golden Dawn in Greece. Greek artist Yiannis Ploutarhos made the fleeting trip to Melbourne on Tuesday to officially open Agapi Care’s new facility in Clayton on Tuesday. Located in Clayton South, Kakosaios House – named after the singer – will be a permanent home for people with disabilities and children with special needs. The new facility may not have happened had it not been for the generous financial support of the greek singer who donated $150,000 to the Agapi Care foundation, from proceedings from his Australian tour. Father Haralambos Pyrelis gave the official blessing of the facility and also blessed the board of Agapi Care, families, other supporters and donors, present there.Greek Australian University of Melbourne (MuNGA) students together with the Monash Hellenic Students’ Society presented a donation of $700, for monies raised by a football match they had organised.Kakosaios House will be able to accommodate six inmates said Chairman of Agapi Care, Sam Grivas.The treasurer of Agapi Care, Con Kyritsis told Neos Kosmos that the furnishing of the space will begin immediately. During his speech, Mr Grivas thanked Ploutarhos for his continuing support both financially and physically, and said that the Board will endeavour to open more facilities so Agapi Care would be able to aid those in need. “We are determined , as part of our ability to grow with the aim of ‘agapi’ to share more love and care to the children of our community and their families” said Mr. Grivas.In Ploutarhos’ speech, he said that this facility or “home” as he called it, was in honour of his parents and thanked Agapi Care for giving him the opportunity to make a “life long dream come true”.Asked by Neos Kosmos how he felt on the day, Ploutarhos said that it was emotional to see a vision that he’s had for many years become a reality, adding it was impossible to put all his emotions into words.He said when people cooperate through their spirit and care, they can “acheive unimaginable things – magical things happen through human decency.“For me today, the fulfillment of this vision is the expression of a deep gratitude to the people who loved me; a gift for others for all this love shown me all these years. “Ploutarhos said the most important achievement was watching the community unite, and come together and through his support he just “planted the seed”. He used the metophor of the seed to explain to efuture of the facility and the work Agapi Care do. He said you need to irrigate, nurse and protect the seed from weeds and weather conditions so that “it can grow and become independent and strong”.“I’ve witness how many great things can happen when people come together especially in an era were we don’t often see this happening. “We Greeks must be united because we have had a very bad past resulting from civil conflicts.”Ploutarhos said he will not rest on his laurels and continue his philanthropic work. “I’ve started a personal crusade and I want to do everything possible as a human being to help,” he said.Agapi Care’s annual dance will take place on Saturday night at Stars International Reception, at Preston. For tickets call (03) 9416 9768.last_img read more

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Southgate happy for Liverpools success

first_imgLiverpool made it to the Champions League final this season and it is considered to be a huge success for the whole English football – and Gareth Southgate believes that it will lift the national team as well.The Albion manager insisted that it is always great to have some experienced players in the squad and thanks to this journey, the Liverpool players were able to gain a lot of experience which they can now use while representing their country.Southgate spoke about this Liverpool’s success as he said, according to Independent:“I think it is big.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We want our players to be playing in those big matches and the experience for the likes of Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana and Trent in the last few months of playing in those matches that matter.”“It was the same for the Spurs boys and Man City boys – you want them in those big-match environments.”“You want them to experience winning things because then they know what it has taken, the commitment that is needed and the mindset that is needed and that hurdles can be overcome and they have gained belief from being in those performances.”last_img read more

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Border walls around the globe

first_imgThe border fence between Mexico and the United States is pictured near Calexico, California. ReutersSeventy walls are in place around the world to protect national borders, compared with a dozen in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, according to researcher Elisabeth Vallet of Quebec University.As US President Donald Trump moves to build a wall along the Mexican border, here are other significant frontier barriers around the globe:US: extending existing barrierOne third of the 3,200-kilometre (2,000-mile) US border with Mexico is, in fact, already protected by a fence. Authorised by US President George W. Bush and completed in 2010, the metallic barrier is more than five metres (16 feet) high and equipped with floodlights and surveillance cameras.European barriers against migrantsFRANCE: With existing high wire fences not enough to stop them, a one-kilometre “anti-intrusion” wall was built in late 2016 to block access to the northern port of Calais for migrants trying to clandestinely cross the Channel to Britain.HUNGARY: As Europe grappled with its worst migrant crisis since World War II, Hungary built a 175-kilometre, four-metre high fence along its border with Serbia in September 2016, followed in October by one along its border with Croatia.Other countries in the region have also put up barriers to thwart migrants, including SLOVENIA with Croatia, AUSTRIA with Slovenia and MACEDONIA with Greece.BULGARIA: Bulgaria in 2014 started building a razor wire barrier along part of its border with Turkey, the main entry point for migrants seeking to avoid the perilous sea route to the EU across the Mediterranean. The barrier is now 176 kilometres long.GREECE: Greece became the leading entry point for migrants into Europe at just the moment when its economy was collapsing. So in 2012 Athens built an 11-kilometre barbed wire fence along its river border with Turkey.SPAIN-MOROCCO: The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the North African coast, Africa’s only land borders with Europe, are protected by high-tech border fences, each around 10 kilometres long.Walls and conflictISRAEL-WEST BANK: Israel began building its 712-kilometre security barrier edging the West Bank in 2002, saying it would stop attacks by Palestinian insurgents. Critics say it has been used to seize land and establish a de facto border in breach of international law. Nine metres high at some points, the wall — which is two-thirds finished — includes watchtowers and electronic surveillance.SAUDI ARABIA-IRAQ: Responding to the rise of the Islamic State group, the Saudis in 2014 added to an existing seven-metre-high sand embankment on the Iraqi border with a 900-kilometre fence and electronic surveillance system.INDIA-PAKISTAN: India built a barrier almost 750 kilometres long, along the de facto border dividing disputed Kashmir with Pakistan, to keep out Pakistani militants.It has also surrounded Bangladesh with a 2,700-kilometre barbed-wire fence aimed at restricting immigration and smuggling.Marking territoryNORTH AND SOUTH KOREA: The most heavily militarised border in the world is the one drawn between North and South Korea in 1953. Bristling with razor wire, sensors, landmines and heavy weapons, the Demilitarised Zone stretches for 250 kilometres along the full length of the border.WESTERN SAHARA: A 2,700-kilometre sand wall, in place since the 1980s, has been built between the 80 percent of territory under Moroccan control and zones under Polisario rebels, who have been fighting and negotiating for control of Western Sahara since the 1970s.CYPRUS: A wall splits the island and its capital Nicosia between its Turkish and Greek Cypriot halves, dating back to Turkey’s invasion in 1974.last_img read more

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Stuck on What to Get That Techie You Love How About Asking

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. December 19, 2016 5 min read MIT Technology Review has something for every tech lover on your list in its “Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.” The list includes this year’s 13 most covetable gadgets, from a wearable that does it all to a virtual-reality gaming kit.Related: Top Holiday Tech Gifts You Can Get at a DiscountWith Tech Review’s permission, we reproduce the list here:The Ultimate Holiday Wish ListThe Phantom 4 from DJIDodge the possibility of drone crashes with the Phantom 4 from DJI, which includes a collision avoidance system that uses two forward-facing sensors to detect obstacles as far ahead as 49 feet. When the drone detects an object in its path, it will go around it or pause and hover.Illustration by Miguel PorlanGarmin Fenix 3 SapphireThe Fenix 3 Sapphire combines Garmin’s sports-watch know-how with smart-watch-style notifications. Thanks to GPS and satellite navigation, plus tracking features, this gadget is best suited for athletes who venture off the beaten path. But advanced metrics for things like stride length, vertical oscillation and oxygen intake should come in handy for serious runners everywhere.Illustration by Miguel PorlanNintendo NES Classic EditionGive the gift of nostalgia with this modernized mini version of the original cartridge-based Nintendo Entertainment System console. It maintains the original’s retro looks (even for the included controller) and comes with 30 8-bit favorites such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and the Legend of Zelda preinstalled.Illustration by Miguel PorlanHappier Camper HC1This retro-style trailer weighs just 1,100 pounds, so your favorite camper or Airstream aficionado can tow it with most cars for camping trips and cross-country adventures. The HC1 features a modular interior that can be arranged into various modes, from a sleeping space for five to a mobile office to a living space with a kitchenette.Illustration by Miguel PorlanAstell & Kern AK70While most of the world has moved on to streaming services such as Spotify, those who value high-resolution playback still cling to portable music players, and the high-end South Korean brand Astell & Kern is still improving them. The Android-based, wi-fi-compatible AK70 supports hi-res files like AIFF, FLAC and WAV, in a reasonably light (4.7-ounce) package.Illustration by Miguel PorlanRelated: 10 High-Tech Holiday Gifts You Can Buy for Under $100Withings ThermoThis smart thermometer proves that stocking stuffers don’t have to be useless. The compact gadget uses 16 infrared sensors to take heat measurements and find the hottest point when it’s swept across someone’s forehead.Illustration by Miguel PorlanSamsung 4K SUHD TelevisionIf you’re shopping for someone with a serious living-room setup, one of Samsung’s 4K SUHD TVs could prove to be perfect. Thanks to quantum-dot display technology, which uses tiny particles that emit light in various colors, these sets provide punchier, more saturated color than typical LCD TVs, which produce cooler, more bluish hues.Illustration by Miguel PorlanLenovo Phab 2 ProFor someone who wants the absolute cutting edge in mobile tech, Lenovo’s super-sized Android handset is the obvious pick. The Phab 2 Pro is the first smartphone to support Google’s augmented-reality Tango platform, which lets you view 3-D software overlays based on what’s captured by the device’s wide-angle camera and depth sensor — essentially providing a unique way to interact with your environment.Illustration by Miguel PorlanAnki CozmoCozmo is much more than a robotic toy for kids. Thanks to facial-recognition technology, the bot will graduate from shy to friendly with its owners, and it’s programmed to remember specifics like your favorite game.Illustration by Miguel PorlanStromer ST2Reward your favorite eco-conscious commuter with this souped-up, connected ebike. The ST2’S battery lasts for up to 93 miles per charge, and riders can enjoy motor-boosted speeds of up to 27 miles per hour. In addition to toggling settings via buttons on the handlebar, the rider can tweak them in the Stromer smartphone app for Android and iOS (not advised while riding!).Illustration by Miguel PorlanPlayStation VRThis head-mounted display system makes playing games like Batman Arkham VR and Star Wars Battlefront more immersive than ever. It connects to a PlayStation 4 via USB and HDMI cables and lets the wearer explore the game environment with a 100-degree field of view.Illustration by Miguel PorlanAnova Precision CookerBoil-in-a-bag has gone high tech. The Anova Precision Cooker attaches to the side of any old kitchen pot to heat water and circulate it evenly, allowing for perfectly moist, tender meals prepared in the sous vide style (as long as food is sealed in an airtight plastic bag).Illustration by Miguel PorlanRelated: Top 25 Tech Gadgets to Give This Holiday SeasonSamsung Gear 360The Gear 360 merges images taken with two 180-degree wide-angle lenses to create 360-degree shots and videos. Photographers can hit “record” on the orb-shaped Gear 360 itself or use the smartphone app on a compatible Samsung Galaxy phone to adjust white balance, exposure and more before they start capturing images.Illustration by Miguel Porlan Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgThe GNOME team released beta version 3.32 of GNOME, a free and open source GUI for the Linux computer operating system, last month. GNOME 3.32 is set to release on 13th March 2019. Now, the GNOME team has also added the much-awaited support for fractional scaling to the GNOME 3.32, reports Phoronix. The GNOME 3.32 beta release explored major improvements, bug fixes, and other changes. Earlier GNOME would allow the users to scale windows by integral factors (typically 2). But this was very limiting as there are many systems between the dpi ranges that are effective for scale factor 2, or unscaled. In order to improve this, GNOME then allowed its users to scale by fractional values, e.g. 3/2, or 2/1.3333. This, in turn, allows its users more control over the UI scaling as opposed to the previous integer based scaling of 2, 3, etc. The newly added support for Fractional Scaling in the upcoming GNOME version 3.32 will help enhance the user experience with the modern HiDPI displays. The GNOME Shell changes along with the Mutter changes have also been merged ahead of GNOME version 3.32.0. Read Next GNOME version 3.32 says goodbye to application menus Fedora 29 beta brings Modularity, GNOME 3.30 support and other changes GNOME 3.30 released with improved Desktop performance, Screen Sharing, and morelast_img read more

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first_imgMiami was so taken with free agent defensive back RichardMarshall, they wouldn’t let him leave town without anagreement.Marshall broke the news on his Twitter page Wednesday, aday after his visit with the Dolphins.Just agreed with thedolphins on a 3 yr deal they made me stay in Miamilol— Richard Marshall (@TheMarshall31) March15, 2012 D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals initially expressed interest in re-signing Marshall, but when given the chance to counterMiami’s offer, the team passed.Az didnt match RT @CMClark84: @TheMarshall31wow I’m done following you #Birdgang for life.— Richard Marshall (@TheMarshall31)March15, 2012Marshall provided great flexibility and depth to theCardinals’ secondary. The 27-year-old veteran’s departureis a significant blow to a much improved pass defense lastseason. He started nine games and nabbed fourinterceptions for the Cardinals in 2011. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,Marshall’s three-year deal with the Dolphins is worth $16million. 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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Reaction to the death of Tom Wolfe

first_imgReaction to the death of Tom Wolfe NEW YORK, N.Y. – Some reaction to the death of journalist and author Tom Wolfe.___“He was an incredible writer. And you couldn’t imitate him. When people tried it was a disaster. They should have gotten a job at a butcher’s shop.” — Gay Talese, in an interview.___“What I hope people know about him is that he was a sweet and generous man. Not just a great writer but a great soul. He didn’t just help me to become a writer. He did it with pleasure.” — Michael Lewis, in an email.___“Tom Wolfe has died. His work changed my life and convinced me to write nonfiction. Fare thee well, Tom.” — Susan Orlean, via Twitter.___“RIP Tom Wolfe a gentleman, a first-rate writer, and a great interview. I spoke with him several times and enjoyed every meeting. I read his work voraciously in my 20s and he was critical in helping me learn how to write. He will be missed.” — Toure via Twitter.___“So sad to hear of Tom Wolfe’s passing. What a talent! One of a kind. One of the kindest, most delightful people I’ve ever met, ever interviewed. RIP.” — Laura Ingraham, via Twitter.___“RIP the peerless Tom Wolfe. How I shall miss that swirling script on the handwritten notes, the flair of your white suit entering a room! Wish we could have read you on the Met Ball. You were the best of the best.” — Tina Brown, via Twitter.___“It’s important to stress that Wolfe came on the scene when the writing style of published works was tightly controlled by a small cadre of editors & assorted gatekeepers. You simply weren’t allowed to write in the “anything goes” manner that is now everywhere on the web.” — Ted Gioia, via Twitter. by The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2018 10:55 am PDT Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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