ASSESSMENTS ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Manager of the West Indies team on tour of the United Arab Emirates, Joel Garner, has strongly rejected as “misleading” claims of disorganisation in the regional side from veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Garner released a statement on Monday saying the team management is “disappointed but not surprised” by Bravo’s comments during an interview on i95.5 FM in Trinidad. The charges and countercharges between Bravo and Garner came on the heels of ordinary performances by West Indies, which have resulted in them losing all five limited-overs games played so far against Pakistan. “The management of the West Indies team in Dubai is disappointed but not surprised by the comments made in the press by Dwayne Bravo,” the statement said. “Mr Bravo, with prior permission, by the former head coach, turned up on the day before the first Twenty20 match. His suggestion of disorganisation in the team’s plans and preparation is, therefore, false and misleading.” Apart from suffering a whitewash in the three-match T20 series, West Indies have already lost two of the three one-day international (ODI) matches and are in danger of losing the final one today. “I was there in Dubai and basically, players were lost, the management team looked lost … we were looking like school kids again,” Bravo had said. “The team meetings had no sort of positive input or anything like that. It was like we were just there.” But Garner, the former West Indies pacer, said the team was “well prepared” to play Pakistan. He said part of the preparation included a session on September 10 and 11 in Barbados for physical screening and fitness assessments. Garner also pointed to a seven-day build-up to the first T20 match against Pakistan, which included a warm-up match. “This team was well prepared to engage Pakistan considering the conditions and the adjustments that were necessary to bring meaningful benefits to this team. While change is difficult to manage, none of the players were neglected by the coaching and support staff in the execution of their duties,” said Garner. “The team’s preparation consisted of acclimatisation, recovery sessions, strength and conditioning, nets and skill sets, and management-planning meeting, which were supported by video footage of the opposition, bullet point reminders and input from our experienced coaching staff and inclusive of the T20 and ODI captains and the players.” Bravo also pointed out that the West Indies Cricket Board’s decision to sack head coach Phil Simmons on the day of the squad’s departure for Dubai had left the Caribbean side demoralised. But Garner did not react to those comments.
View comments WATCH: Runner finishes race while accidentally flashing genitalsWhat to do post-run to maximize your resultsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #atletical’azzurro Eyob Fanielconquista la #Venicemarathonin 2h12:16#record personale miglioratodi oltre tre minuti pic.twitter.com/mXF47Uo2qx— Atletica Italiana (@atleticaitalia) October 22, 2017His coach Ruggero Pertile said they aim to make him qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games. He just has to make sure that Gebrehiwet is on the right track. JBRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT Austria mum on reported SMB-Kia trade Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson INQUIRER.net stock photoMuch has been said about there being no one road to success.But in the case of the Venice Marathon, there is only one route to the finish line — and a group of runners went the wrong way, reports the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ An Italian of Eritrean origin, Eyob Gebrehiwet, capitalized on this blunder and finished in 2:12:16, beating his personal best by over three minutes.The lead pack of elite runners followed a motorcycle that took a wrong turn 25 kilometers into the race. This led them to be delayed despite having a one-minute lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRunner-up Muhammed Mussa followed two minutes after Gebrehiwet’s bizarre win.This is only the Italian’s second marathon; his first was in Florence. Injuries had prevented him from joining the Venice race in 2015 and 2016. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Butler told the Timberwolves several days ago that he has no intentions to be with them for the long-term and wants a trade.The Athletic reported on Saturday that Butler will not be appearing at Minnesota’s media day on Monday, or the first day of training camp Tuesday — although it’s entirely possible that the Wolves may trade him by then anyway.A person familiar with the talks has told AP that the Timberwolves have had some conversations with clubs, talks that were originally described as the team gauging what the trade market might be for Butler.Butler led Minnesota at 22.2 points per game last season. If he gets traded, which seems more than likely now, he will be on a third team in little over a year — Chicago traded him to the Timberwolves on draft night in 2017.Towns was the No. 1 overall pick by Minnesota in 2015. He hasn’t missed a single game in his pro career, playing and starting in all 82 in each of his three regular seasons as well as the Timberwolves’ five playoff games last spring.“I promise to the fans, my teammates, and the organization to keep the vision of the man who drafted me, Flip Saunders alive and treat his dream of winning with respect and dignity,” Towns said. “To the fans from Day 1 and the Timberwolves fans, this is for you. Thank you for believing in me.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team nor Towns publicly revealed the financial terms of the deal. Towns posted a video to social media with the wording “5 More” — a clear nod to the length of the contract.“On June 25th, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves,” Towns wrote in an Instagram post. “On September 22nd, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTowns is going into his fourth season, was an All-Star for the first time a year ago and was the Timberwolves’ second-leading scorer last season at 21.3 points per game.The status of Minnesota’s leading scorer last year, however, remains most uncertain. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) is congratulated by teammate Andrew Wiggins (22) during the fourth quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves defeated the Hawks 126-114. Towns had a career-high 56 points. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a new deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves.Jimmy Butler is still waiting to get a new address.Towns announced Saturday night that he is recommitting to the Timberwolves, securing his future there while Butler’s remains a mystery. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Towns will be signing a five-year super-max extension worth $190 million.ADVERTISEMENT
As he read the papers while swinging gently in his hammock, Satiricus wondered why the Doubting Thomish would go marching in the midday sun. But when he saw the British High Commish in the front, he realised what was going on. He fell asleep humming the Noel Coward tune, “Mad dogs and Englishmen”, which explained it all:In tropical climes there are certain times of dayWhen all the citizens retireTo take their clothes off and perspireIt’s one of those rules the greatest fools obeyBecause the sun is far too sultry and one must avoid its ultry-violet rayThe natives grieve when the white men leave their hutsBecause they’re obviously, definitely nuts!Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sunThe Japanese don’t care toThe Chinese wouldn’t dare toHindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve ‘til oneBut Englishmen detest a siestaIn the PhilippinesThey have lovely screensTo protect you from the glareIn the Malay StatesThere are hats like platesWhich the Britishers won’t wearAt twelve noon the natives swoon and no further work is doneBut mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sunIt’s such a surprise for the Eastern eyes to seeThat though the English are effeteThey’re quite impervious to heatWhen the White Man rides every native hides in gleeBecause the simple creatures hope heWill impale his sola topee on a treeIt seems such a shameWhen the English claim the EarthThat they give rise to such hilarity and mirthMad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sunThe toughest Burmese banditCan never understand itIn Rangoon the heat of noonIs just what the natives shunThey put their Scotch or rye downAnd lie downBut in GeorgetownWhere the sun beats downTo the rage of man and beastThe English CommishAnd his faithful ThomishMerely gets a bit more creasedIn StabroekAt twelve o’clockThey foam at the mouth and runBut mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council expressed its intention to hold a special service to honour both Senator Neufeld and MP Jim Eglinski to acknowledge and thank them for their years of service.Mayor Lori Ackerman spoke about seeing images outside the Prince George Council Chambers of recipients of the Freedom of the City and shared that in Fort St. John to date only the Cadet Core has received this honour.The ‘Freedom of the City’ is the highest award that can be bestowed on an individual or group. Council agreed that both Senator Neufeld and MP Jim Eglinski should receive this recognition.- Advertisement -The policy for the Freedom of the City was brought forward and updated.The Mayor shared, the history many years ago when a city had walls and armies would travel through, negotiations between the Mayor and General to get ‘Freedom of the City’ if the army promised not to pillage the city and help protect it if needed.The ‘Freedom of the City’ is the Canadian version of what the Americans refer to as the ‘Key to the City’.Advertisement
RESEARCH: A study of rock in Australia led to new findings about the key ingredient to life. By Randolph E. Schmid THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Oxygen, key to life on Earth today, began to appear on the planet millions of years earlier than scientists had thought, new research indicates. An analysis of a deep rock core from Australia indicates the presence of at least some oxygen 50 million to 100 million years before the great change when the life-giving element began rising to today’s levels, according to two papers appearing in today’s edition of the journal Science. Previously, the earliest indications of oxygen had been from between 2.3 billion and 2.4 billion years ago when the “Great Oxidation Event” occurred. The cause of the event is still not known, but before that the atmosphere was dominated by methane and ammonia. Today oxygen makes up about 21 percent of the atmosphere. The discovery of traces of early oxygen was made in a study of a 3,000-foot-long rock core extracted in western Australia. “We seem to have captured a piece of time before the Great Oxidation Event during which the amount of oxygen was actually changing – caught in the act, as it were,” Ariel Anbar, an associate professor in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, said in a statement. The two research teams were led by Alan Jay Kaufman, associate professor of geochemistry at the University of Maryland and Anbar. Carl Pilcher of the NASA Astrobiology Institute said: “Studying the dynamics that gave rise to the presence of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere deepens our appreciation of the complex interaction between biology and geochemistry.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“It’s just a shame that so much money is spent on these elections,” Schneider said. “I’ve spent what I can afford.” Pacheco agrees that campaigns are expensive. “It costs money to get mail out,” he said. “If the money isn’t in the account, the post office doesn’t take IOUs.” South Whittier School District This race among four candidates appeared to be a low-spending affair until incumbent Jan Baird loaned her campaign $8,000. She has spent $5,810 so far. “I didn’t feel like bugging all my friends, relatives and associates asking them for contributions,” Baird said on why she decided to use her own money. However, her three opponents are spending little cash. Incumbent Sharon Stys and Josue Alvarado have filed a form stating they will spend less than $1,000. Challenger Ivan Tafoya has raised $1,430 and spent most of that. East Whittier School District Challenger Dimitri Elbling is the only candidate not to file the form stating he will spend less than $1,000. Elbling has raised $5,429, including a $1,000 loan from himself, and spent $3,397. The other candidates are Carlos Aparicio, Michael Cirasole and Angel Gallardo Rio Hondo College In this race, challenger Alma Martinez has raised three times as much as incumbent Gary Mendez, thanks in part to a $5,500 donation from the Rio Hondo College Faculty Association. Still, both candidates also have gone into debt – not to themselves but vendors. Mendez owes $6,248 to A&M Direct Mail Service and $1,299 to Visual Concepts, while Martinez owes $4,015 to Magic Color Inc., Digital Imaging and Design. “I’m fortunate to have relationships with vendors,” said Mendez, whose total contributions include only a $1,000 loan from Rio Hondo College trustee Garry Couso-Vasquez and $2,400 in postage and a forgiven bill from two others. Martinez has raised $11,211. She said the large contribution from the faculty doesn’t make her beholden to the group. “I told them I’m going to look at all sides of an issue when it comes up,” she said. Mendez called Martinez a faculty association-sponsored candidate. “This has turned into a campaign between Gary Mendez and the faculty association,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Incumbency and deep pockets are paying off for incumbent Ralph Pacheco and business owner Harry Jacobs in the Whittier Union High School District School Board race. Election day is Tuesday. Pacheco and Jacobs have raised more money – a combined $33,005 – than teacher Tim Schneider and Jesse Carmona, founder of the nonprofit Whittier Baseball Club, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. But much of their money has come from their own checkbook. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“You have to find the money by either getting it donated or you loan it to your campaign,” said Jacobs, who has loaned his campaign $7,744 of the $13,883 he has raised. “I’m really committed to make this campaign a success,” Jacobs said. “You’ve got to do whatever is legally necessary to make it happen.” Pacheco has raised $19,122, $4,200 of which his wife, Deborah, loaned to the campaign. Schneider has raised $7,355, but only $800 of that came from him. Carmona filed a form stating he would spend less than $1,000.
1 St Totteringham’s Day, Arsenal’s special moment in the season, may not happen this year.It’s the moment in the campaign when Tottenham are mathmatically unable to finish above them and in recent years it has been right up there alongside qualifying for the Champions League as things to celebrate.But given north London rivals Spurs are still in contention to win the Premier League – a long shot given Leicester’s form – St Totteringham’s Day could be cancelled.Tottenham have not finished above Arsenal since the 1994/95 season when Spurs were seventh, with the Gunners in twelfth place. Arsenal fans may not even be able to celebrate St Totteringham’s Day this year
BY EMMET RUSHE: Diets as we know them all follow one simple rule: Cutting down calorie intake. (Calorie deficit)That is how they succeed in helping you to lose weight.If you are in a small calorie deficit, you will lose weight at a steady rate. The problem with most of the popular diets that are around today is the deficit that they are putting people in is too large.Some of these diets recommend that calories should be set between 800 and 1000 cals per day. This deficit is too low for a woman, and for a man it is absurd.So….Will you lose weight?The answer is…… yes… BUT, it will usually go something like this.Week 1 – 5lbs lost. Yay me ☺Week 2 – 4 lbs lost. Still yay ☺Week 3 – 2lb lost. That’s ok ☺Week 4 – weight the same. ☹ Week 5 – weight the same, (That’s it. I need a takeaway. I’ve starved myself all week and all for nothing.)The last part might seem a little dramatic, but if you are a frequent dieter, you know exactly what I mean. Even though you’ve lost 11lb, less than half of this may be body fat. If you go back to your normal way of eating, you can easily put the lost weight back on and more along with it.So what is the problem then? Why could you not stay on the plan and continually lose weight until you reach your target, even though you followed the plan to the letter?Your body cannot tell the difference between dieting and starvation. We have evolved to be able to survive for periods of time without food; it is called the ‘starvation response’.When you begin a diet your body will recognise the drop-off in food intake and will start a chain of mechanisms that will ensure its survival.It will increase feelings of hunger and cravings. It will slow your metabolic rate. It will also decrease your energy levels and therefore your training will suffer.The worst part is that the next time you go on a diet, your body will recognise what you are doing and it will start the same mechanisms at a quicker rate, making it even harder to lose weight.What is the solution then?Stop focusing on weight loss and start focusing on health and on optimal body composition.What is the point on spending months of painstaking dieting and hardship, if, when you are finished and are at the weight you wanted to get to, you are still not happy with your body?• Stop opting for low fat, pre-packaged foods.• Get away from diet drinks that mascarade themselves as healthy.Start eating for health.• Exercise on a regular basis.• Use the portion control tips that I gave you last week to prevent over eating.• Ensure an even amount of proteins, carbs and fat throughout the day, all coming from natural sources.• Start drinking water with every meal and try and get 2-3 litres per day.Once you start giving your body what it needs, it won’t store what it doesn’t need. The fat will take care of itself.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and Performance.EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WHY DIETS FAIL was last modified: January 26th, 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:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitness columnyo-yo diet
A Downings man who had not been inside a nightclub in 20 years was arrested for abusing Gardai.Manus McFadden, 41, had been out with former schoolfriends after playing a charity football match.The father-of-two drank too much and found himself outside the Empire Nightclub at 4am on December 29th last and could not get a taxi home. He approached a Garda patrol van and asked them for a lift home.However, the Gardai said they were busy but if he was still on the street in an hour they would bring him home.McFadden, of Corcknamurleog, then called the Gardai ‘gobs*****.’Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client rarely drank and remembered little about the night.Judge Paul Kelly said Gardai were not a taxi service and said McFadden responded in a childish way to what was a generous offer.He ordered McFadden to pay €100 to Carrigart Youth Club.MAN WHO HAD NOT BEEN IN NIGHTCLUB FOR 20 YEARS CALLED GARDAI ‘GOB******’ was last modified: January 14th, 2014 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:DowningsGardaiJudge Paul KellyManus McFadden