ODPM signs up with Hermes in Leeds

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Manhattan looks to sweep Siena

first_img February 15, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Manhattan looks to sweep Sienacenter_img LEADING THE CHARGE: Pauly Paulicap and Tykei Greene have led the Jaspers. Paulicap has averaged 10 points and 6.4 rebounds while Greene has recorded 9.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. The Saints have been anchored by Jalen Pickett and Manny Camper, who have combined to score 29.3 points per outing.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Pickett has either made or assisted on 61 percent of all Siena field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 20 field goals and 26 assists in those games.THREAT FROM DEEP: Manhattan’s Samir Stewart has attempted 143 3-pointers and connected on 28.7 percent of them, and is 7 for 24 over his past three games.STREAK STATS: Siena has won its last 11 home games, scoring an average of 75.5 points while giving up 64.6.DID YOU KNOW: Siena is ranked first among MAAC teams with an average of 73.3 points per game. The Saints have averaged 77.8 points per game over their last five games. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditManhattan (11-11, 7-6) vs. Siena (12-10, 8-5)Times Union Center, Albany, New York; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Manhattan goes for the season sweep over Siena after winning the previous matchup in Riverdale. The teams last played on Jan. 12, when the Jaspers outshot Siena from the field 50.8 percent to 41.5 percent and had seven fewer turnovers en route to an 81-69 victory.last_img read more

Setback: Bournemouth and England U21 goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement f3y42NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsboqb4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9bu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) oqWould you ever consider trying this?😱lbCan your students do this? 🌚7zsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Other than taking an impact on all football leagues and tournaments across the globe, a the novel Coronavirus pandemic has also been detrimental towards the footballers themselves, as a number of players have contracted the virus. The latest confirmation comes from England, as Premier League side AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has tested positive of COVID-19.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyWhile football is making a slow return in the European continent, EPL clubs had received a green light to resume their training as the English top flight is eyeing a resumption of their current season soon.Although performing their practice session with maintaining the social distancing guidelines and other precautionary measures, the Bournemouth squad has already undergone two rounds of testing. While it was negative in the first test, Aaron Ramsdale’s second tests results came out positive.Advertisement Even though the club did not disclose his name after the second testing, Ramsdale himself confirmed the news.Speaking to The Sun, the English shot stopper revealed that he had been outside for a ‘shopping trip’ after the first test results, and is guessing that he contracted the virus from there.Advertisement “My test last Monday before we started training was negative. So this last week, I’ve done the usual things like going to the supermarket and going to the petrol station to fill my car up,” Ramsdale said.“I’ve been just as careful as before on lock down and it seems to be a shopping trip where I’ve caught it,” the 22 year old added.Even though he is not showing any symptoms, Ramsdale is now self-isolating at home, but has praised Bournemouth for their support.He continued: “The club have been fantastic. The players and especially the staff have been saying if we need anything to just ask. Things like shopping, they’ll leave it at the door.”A youth product of Sheffield United, Ramsdale joined The Cherries in 2017, and has made 27 appearances. In 2018 he was loaned out to Chesterfield FC, and to AFC Wimbledon in the next year. The youngster plays for the England U21 squad, and has made 7 appearances.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sports betting in India on 1xBet for all fansHere’s why Shikhar Dhawan likens Murali Vijay to his wife! Advertisementlast_img read more

Marathon runner followed woman into toilets and sexually assaulted her

first_imgA well-known ultra-marathon runner followed a woman into a toilet in a Co Donegal pub and sexually assaulted her.Josip Ljubicic, aged 21, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the assault on May 20th, 2018. The court heard that the young woman had gone to the toilet of the Central Bar on Main Street, Letterkenny and went into a cubicle.When she came out she saw Ljubicic in the toilet and told him he should not be in the women’s toilets.He then approached her and put his hands on her back and then on her bottom.She told him he cannot do that and told him to leave the toilets.However, instead of leaving he then grabbed her in the crotch area, Detective Garda Eoin Waters said.The woman then told security staff and Ljubicic, of Burnside Park, Letterkenny, was identified on CCTV from the premises.He was identified and came to Letterkenny Garda station on June 2nd when he was arrested and made partial admissions to the incident.A victim impact statement was handed into the court and was read by Judge Paul Kelly.Ljubicic’s solicitor Mr Gordon Curley said his client followed the women into the toilet because he was attracted to her.He said his client was very sorry for the “hurt, damage and shame” he had caused the woman and that he had no previous convictions in Ireland or in his native Croatia where he had come from two years ago.He was working as a waiter since coming to Ireland but was now in college doing a media course.Mr Curley added that Ljubicic was an ultra-marathon runner and travelled a lot to take part in races.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to October 21st for a probation report.Mr Curley told Judge Kelly that his client has ultra marathons in London and Connemara in the coming weeks and asked to allow him to travel for them and this was agreed to.Marathon runner followed woman into toilets and sexually assaulted her was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

Load shedding

first_imgLet’s assume that there is a workout school out there that you could attend. You’d be taught five main subjects: cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition. You cannot do any justice to the time spent working out or the calories burnt if they do not lead,Let’s assume that there is a workout school out there that you could attend. You’d be taught five main subjects: cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition. You cannot do any justice to the time spent working out or the calories burnt if they do not lead to any kind of progress or learning in these five core areas of fitness.Cardio respiratory fitness: Ability of the heart and lungs (also called as cardio-pulmonary fitness) to deliver oxygen and nutrients to working cells or muscles which are demanding them. Let’s say you’re climbing stairs: your leg muscles will demand more blood supply, oxygen and nutrient delivery, and will need to remove or recycle waste products (like lactic acid).Muscular strength: The greatest amount of force (maximal effort) that a muscle or a group of muscles can exert at one time. Ever watched a cop lagao a lafa? That’s muscular strength. Or when Sunny Deol says, ‘Yeh dhai kilo ka haath jab padta hai to aadmi uthta nahi, uth jata hai’. The technical term in exercise physiology is ‘one rep max’ but apna Bollywood describes it better.Muscular endurance: The ability of a muscle or a group of muscles to perform repeated activity over a period of time. For example, if you’re moving furniture or if you’re making laddoos, then you’ll be using your muscular endurance.Flexibility: The ability of the joints to move through their full range of motion (ROM). For example, a bowler would move her arm through a full range of motion of her shoulder before the delivery.Body composition: This refers to the fat mass that you carry as compared to the total body mass you have. For women this should be 25 per cent or under. So even if you weigh a hundred kilos, not more than 25 kilos should come from fat. When women say they want to look toned and not flabby, they actually mean that they would like to reduce the fat mass and increase their lean mass (bone and muscle).Now, the moral of the story is when you make improvements on the first four parameters of fitness, it results in an improvement (lowering fat mass) in the fifth parameter, that of body composition. Learning these fitness parameters leads to an improvement in overall health, sense of well-being, improves and it your appearance as well. It also leads to perfect harmony in our hormones, stable moods and puts the mind into ‘feel good’ mode, unlike the high-strung or rundown state of mind that most weight loss plans lead to.One of the reasons why I call the book ‘weight loss tamasha’ is exactly this. No one seems to talk about getting fitter, sharpening the kinesthetic intelligence, improving quality of life or increasing the well-being quotient. All that we seem to care about is losing inches and getting that needle on the weighing scale to move down. Any weight loss or inch loss achieved without an improvement on the five fitness parameters above is a tamasha, a joke, cheating, a criminal waste of time, money and resources. What are we thinking when we buy into those ‘two months, five kilos’ (buy 15 kilos and get three kilos free for any family member – my favourite ad), ‘seven sessions, nine kilos’ guarantees, one week ‘detox’ before shaadi? If we don’t think about asking questions like, will it make my knees stronger, bones denser, skin smoother, hair thicker, mind calmer and hunger signals sharper, then we deserve the diets we get, pretty much like we deserve the politicians we get because we don’t ask them the right questions or give a damn for accountability (other than living room conversations of course).So let’s understand this well. Weight loss is a by-product (but not essential) of an improvement in body composition, which in turn is an essential byproduct of improvement in the first four parameters of fitness. If you want to save your skin literally (sagging, wrinkles) and figuratively, then you must opt for fitness and weight loss programmes that are not sold or popular for ‘weight loss’. Samjha? Rujuta DiwekarDon’t buy into programmes that say ‘pay x and lose y kilos’. Also, don’t go under the knife to lose weight. Simply because weight lost at the cost of a decrease in all five core fitness parameters (which is what most ‘diets’, ‘procedures’, ‘surgeries’, ‘toning tables’, ‘techniques’, ‘herbal or ayurvedic pill/potions’ do), is simply worthless.And no, these five areas of fitness are not meant only for athletes or sports persons, they are meant for people like you and me, the ones who do a lot of sitting around and lead sedentary lifestyles. Athletes or sportspersons need these five core areas and then build on other parameters specific to their sport, like agility, power, speed and hand-eye coordination. Why am I telling you all this? Because I want to make sure that you don’t tell yourself that this is for sports people/size zero/celebs. We can improve at any age and at any weight. These are the basic foundations of nurturing the physical body to use it like a vehicle to pursue higher goals of human life (the Vedic tradition, in fact all religious traditions adhere to this view). No higher purpose can be achieved when you lose those two or twenty kilos or fit into a size six or whatever, but it can be when you have enough energy and enthusiasm left at the end of your day. Incidentally, this is also how exercise science describes physical fitness: to go through day-to-day activities without feeling unduly tired and to have enough energy left to tackle emergencies, pursue hobbies, exercise or higher spiritual goals.Extracted from the book Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Rooney, Ibhahimovic, Martinez Top MLS Best XI

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Wayne Rooney made Major League Soccer’s Best XI despite playing just a half-season after joining D.C. United.The English forward, who turned 33 last month, made his debut July 14 after leaving Everton and scored 12 goals in 20 games. He has 53 goals in 119 international appearances and is scheduled to make his England finale on Thursday in an exhibition against the United States at Wembley,He is joined by Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the LA Galaxy and Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez of Atlanta on the Best XI. Martinez set a league record with 31 goals and Martinez was second with 22.Also on the Best XI announced Sunday are Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen; defenders Kemar Lawrence and Aaron Long of the New York Red Bulls and Chad Marshall of Seattle, and midfielders Luciano Acosta (D.C.), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC),Marshall is on the Best XI for the fourth time, and Almiron, Martinez and Piatt for the second, joined by seven newcomers.Long, Marshall and Steffen are the only Americans.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

19 days agoJames delighted playing with ex-U9 pal Mount at Chelsea

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say James delighted playing with ex-U9 pal Mount at Chelseaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReece James is delighted playing with Mason Mount at Chelsea.Growing up the year group below Mount, the two would often train and play together, a bond that has remained from Under-9s to the Champions League.”I’ve known Mason since he was nine years old so it’s great to be playing with him now in a Champions League game,” James told chelsea.com.”It’s a dream come true. When I was nine or 10, he was in the year above but when we played at tournaments, we were in the same [year-born] age group so we’d play together then. We were good friends and we still are now.”It’s fantastic to see the young players coming through together and it just reflects on how good the Academy actually is. Frank helps us a lot, he wants as many young players as possible to play and he’s there to give you opportunities if he feels you deserve it.” last_img read more

Additional Reforms Should Boost Doing Business Ranking – Finance Minister

first_imgStory Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says additional reforms being accelerated by the Government to improve Jamaica’s global competitiveness should serve to further boost the country’s ranking on the World Bank Doing Business Report Index.He said despite Jamaica improving 16 places on the Index to be ranked the most competitive Caribbean country with which to do business, acceleration of the reforms is imperative in light of 71 other countries recording significantly higher scores and rankings.The country is ranked 75th among 190 economies, according to the 2018 Doing Business Report.The Minister was speaking at the eighth annual National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Business Environment Roundtable Forum, which was held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston, on May 9.Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, addresses the National Competitiveness Council’s eighth Annual Business Environment Roundtable Forum, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on May 9.“All countries are striving to do better…and we not only want to be more competitive in each of the areas that we are measured, but we want to do so at a faster pace than the other countries. The Prime Minister has been vocal about the Government’s appetite for reforms that will lead to faster economic development,” Dr. Clarke said.Among the reforms now under way, which the Minister said are expected to propel Jamaica further up the Doing Business Index, are abolition of the ad valorem stamp duty on property transfers and financial transactions; and the Minimum Business Tax, effective April 1.Other reforms, which he said are at various stages of completion and have or will come into effect during the 2019 calendar year, are introduction of the Business Electronic Form, facilitating the registration of businesses and company names; implementation of the Port Community Systems’ truck appointment system module, slated for completion in June with the entire platform scheduled to come on stream in December; and the phased rollout of the Single Electronic Window, initially targeting the integration of nine border regulatory agencies, beginning with the Trade Board by July and another 11 thereafter.Dr. Clarke advised that work has commenced to re-engineer the processes at the Plant Quarantine Unit in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, adding that the VeterinaryServices Division is expected to undergo a similar reconfiguration by year end. Both departments will also be added to the Electronic Single Window.Programmed reforms for 2020 include the addition of the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) export registration process, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Pharmaceutical Division to the Electronic Single Window; the removal of 14 import-export licences issued by the Trade Board, as approved by Cabinet; rollout of the National Land Agency’s e-titling programme; and creation of a National Business Portal, which will facilitate online applications for a number of government entities.Dr. Clarke said these and other engagements are expected to enable the country to maintain pole position as the leading Caribbean State with which to do business, “and accomplish the goal that the Prime Minister has set for Jamaica to be a top-10 country as far as doing business is concerned”.“The work of the Government will continue and will be focused on impacting sustainable improvements to Jamaica’s competiveness as measured by the Doing Business Report… because we fully recognise that it is through competitiveness that we can have sustained investments, job creation, growth and improved standards of living into the future,” the Minister said.The forum, which was held under the theme ‘Going Beyond! Getting Jamaica in the Global Top 10’, highlighted the work being done by the Government and NCC, which is housed at JAMPRO, to institutionalise reforms as a daily part of the country’s operations. He said despite Jamaica improving 16 places on the Index to be ranked the most competitive Caribbean country with which to do business, acceleration of the reforms is imperative in light of 71 other countries recording significantly higher scores and rankings. The country is ranked 75th among 190 economies, according to the 2018 Doing Business Report. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says additional reforms being accelerated by the Government to improve Jamaica’s global competitiveness should serve to further boost the country’s ranking on the World Bank Doing Business Report Index.last_img read more