ROS win gives Johnson final say in verbal war with White

first_imgCone says struggling Ginebra ‘will rise’ “We were going back and forth but it wasn’t a friendly conversation so I will leave at that.”But while Johnson didn’t take part in any, White was the subject of two altercations in the fourth quarter—first with Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu before going face to face with center Raymond Almazan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTiu was livid after he was bloodied with a busted lip by what he claimed was a “clearly intentional” elbow thrown by White.Almazan, on the other hand, hit White in the face with a forearm inside the final minute in retaliation for the elbow taken by Tiu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReggie Johnson wasn’t part of any scuffle during the highly-physical game between Rain or Shine and GlobalPort, but the Elasto Painters import was very much involved in a verbal war with his counterpart Malcolm White.“It was a tense conversation, I feel like Malcolm is a wild player but I’m going to leave it on the court and I don’t want to bring it to the media,” said Johnson.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Johnson and the Painters had the final say after taking a 96-90 win to improve their record to a league-best 5-1.“I have never seen him, my first time seeing Malcolm was two games ago when I was watching film on someone,” said Johnson, who had 18 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists. “I have never seen him, I have never heard of him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

PROUD BOXER JASON: ‘EXCITING TIMES AHEAD’

first_imgBOXER Jason Quigley is pictured with his dad after sealing a professional deal, as first revealed by Donegal Daily earlier this week.The Sky Academy Sports Scholar declared: “I’m really, really excited. I’ve been contemplating whether to make this move or not, but I’ve gone with this feeling in my heart that I have the excitement and hunger to go on and fulfil my childhood dreams of becoming a world professional champion.“Having the likes of Sky put their faith and trust in me has helped me achieve what I wanted to do, it’s give me a serious amount of confidence,” added Quigley. “To be involved with such a great bunch of athletes was amazing and I wish every single last one of them the very best.”Jason has signed for Golden Boy – the world’s leading professional boxing management team. PROUD BOXER JASON: ‘EXCITING TIMES AHEAD’ was last modified: April 25th, 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:Golden BoyJason Quigleylast_img read more

ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE SCOOP TOP AWARD IN F1 SCHOOLS COMPETITION

first_imgAt ICS Tech Week 2016 was Dynamic Racing-St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal; who won the award for Best Portfolio at the Tech Week F1 in schools final at the RDS on the 28th of April 2016. Picture Conor McCabe. More information contact Philip Jones, MKC Communications on 01 7038614 / philip@mkc.ieSt Eunan’s College, Letterkenny have scooped a top award at the Tech Week 2016 F1 in schools competition. Competing against 20 other schools, Dynamic Racing won the award for Best Portfolio at the National Finals held in the RDS.The competition which involved racing on a 20-metre track, with model cars reaching scale speeds of up to 350km/h was hotly contested by some truly innovative designs. The F1 in Schools challenge is not all about speed, competing teams are also judged on the quality of their engineering, graphic design, resource management, portfolio, media skills, handling of sponsorship and verbal presentation of their work.The competition inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, and exciting way.Organised by the Irish Computer Society, Tech Week 2016 involved over 90,000 primary and post-primary pupils all over Ireland in a huge range of fun activities.It is sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland and Salesforce.org and supported by Google, Puca and Institute of Physics in Ireland. Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life.The aim is to stimulate thinking around future opportunities for study and careers in technology, through learning in the wider areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.Jim Friars, CEO, Irish Computer Society said, “It is absolutely fantastic that so many students participated in Tech Week 2016.“We hope that they learned a lot during the week, gained confidence in their ability to make technology a part of their future and of course we hope they had lots of fun”.“The current generation of children and teens are ‘digital natives’ but instead of just using technology it’s important for them to understand that it can enable and enrich their lives through their own productivity and creativity. “Tech Week is a fun festival of technology with a serious ambition.  Ireland needs over 45,000 skilled new ICT professionals by 2018 to fuel the continuing growth of our economy.“We want young people and parents to understand the opportunity that exists and to figure out if technology is for them at an early stage.  They can then choose the right subjects and make college decisions on an informed basis around all that technology has to offer.”Tech Week 2016 aimed to encourage female students in particular to explore technology.  Currently less than 20% of computing students are female which is truly surprising as the tech sector is full of equal opportunities.Tech Week 2016 has created a series of videos of technology industry participants which can be accessed through www.techweek.ie During Tech Week, the RDS was the venue for super events and competition finals on 28th of April including the F1 in Schools finals (pupils use 3D CAD to design and race model F1 cars), the BizFactor entrepreneurial finals for primary schools, Scratch Coding Finals and a myriad of gadgets, gizmos, talks and technology.ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE SCOOP TOP AWARD IN F1 SCHOOLS COMPETITION was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:competitionF1newsschoolsSportSt Eunan’s Colllegelast_img read more

VARADKAR AGREES TO LOOK AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CRISIS AFTER ITS RAISED BY DOHERTY IN DÁIL

first_imgDonegal TD, Deputy Pearse Doherty has raised the latest overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny General Hospital’s Emergency Department with Health Minister Leo Varadkar, during a Topical Issue Debate in the Dáil. Deputy Doherty raised the issue with the Health Minister following events last week which saw management at the facility being forced to release a statement in which they advised the public to consult their doctor before coming to seek medical attention, unless in the case of an emergency.The statement from the hospital also asked that patients who had been due for a planned admission as an inpatient, should ring the unit beforehand in order to confirm the availability of a bed. “If ever one needed further evidence that Letterkenny General Hospital is struggling to cope with the demands placed on it, this latest crisis should provide all the necessary proof,” said Deputy Doherty.“Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and I have repeatedly raised the issue at the heart of the hospital’s crisis. Every year the hospital has on average 21,000 inpatient discharges, that is, patients who pass through its doors seeking treatment. To put that in context, LGH is the seventh largest hospital in the State, yet – despite this – it has still not been given regional hospital status nor has the facility been given the additional resources it desperately needs to appropriately serve the people of the north west.”During the debate tabled by Deputy Doherty, he outlined the inequity and lack of fairness shown to Letterkenny General in relation to the resources afforded to the unit compared with those given to other hospitals with a similar case mix: and while Deputy Doherty thanked the Minister for participating in the debate, he continued by saying that he was unsure if the Health Minister fully understood the crisis at the hospital.“I thank the Minister for his response, but I am not sure he appreciates that the hospital is in crisis. This is not just my view; it is a view I have heard from senior levels within the hospital. The crisis presents itself at different times in different areas with the issue in the accident and emergency department last week an example of that. The hospital is kept going and meeting demand only because of the diligent efforts of its nursing staff, doctors, consultants and non-medical staff. This is where the problem arises. Many people are going beyond the call of duty. “I have statistics for 2012 and we need the updated statistics. However, LGH had 6.8 staff per 1,000 inpatient discharges that year compared with Kerry General Hospital, 7.2; South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, 7.4; Mayo General Hospital, 7.8; St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, 7.8; Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, 9.9; and Sligo Regional Hospital, ten.“LGH also has the highest number of agency staff and lowest number of medical and nursing staff.“Given the resources available, how can the Minister ensure that next week, next month and next year patients who need to access the accident and emergency department are not asked to tune into radio to be told by management not to attend and to visit their general practitioner and to be told that if they have a scheduled appointment, for which they may have had to wait for a long time, they may not have a bed for them? – This is not suitable for patients in Donegal.“This is the most important element of public infrastructure in the county and we are proud of it. It is close to our hearts, given it is where many of us have spent our first hours and will spend our final hours. We want to ensure the hospital is resourced in order that it can meet the needs of our communities.”Deputy Doherty concluded by stating that Letterkenny General has proven year on year that if is ‘one of, if not the most efficient hospitals’, and that the facility has done ‘everything it can’ to maintain its current level of care despite the many major structural challenges it faces. In his response, Minister Varadkar thanked Deputy Doherty for raising the difficulties facing Letterkenny General Hospital during the Dáil debate, and said that while he was not familiar with the statistics and data mentioned by the Deputy, he would however be happy to receive them and to examine the situation.VARADKAR AGREES TO LOOK AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CRISIS AFTER ITS RAISED BY DOHERTY IN DÁIL was last modified: October 23rd, 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:crisisletterkenny hospitalPearse Dohertystatisticslast_img read more

Man to appear in court following vicious assault at house

first_imgA man is to appear in court in Letterkenny tomorrow (Tues) following a vicious assault in the town.A man was set upon at a house at St Eunan’s Terrace off Convent Road (Back Road) last night.The victim required extensive medical attention for his injuries. A man was later arrested and was taken to Letterkenny Garda station.A Garda forensic team spent most of today conducting an investigation into the scene of the alleged incident.Man to appear in court following vicious assault at house was last modified: November 6th, 2017 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:assaultcourtletterkennylast_img read more

For the love of dogs: Training and hunting with Brittany Spaniels

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sportsmen often find one or two specific niches for which they develop a sincere, lifelong passion. One such niche is upland hunting with bird dogs — a sport that devotees would describe as a pleasurable obsession, or maybe even an addiction.Recollecting a tremendous day’s hunt with his bird dogs, Sage and Abbie, famed television journalist Tom Brokaw once reflected on his life, “I’ve interviewed presidents and royalty, rock stars and movie stars, famous generals and captains of industry. I’ve had front rows seats at Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympic Games; my books have been on best-seller lists, and my marriage is a long running success. That day with Sage and Abbie is right up there when I come to reckon, ‘How did one guy get so lucky?’”And popular Western writer Tom McGuane says that for him, “The dogs are everything, and they want to hunt, too. Bird dogs plead with you to imagine the great things you could be doing together. Their delight is a lesson in the bliss of living.”Closer to home, Eric Sarakaitis, of Johnstown, is a man who loves the act of bird hunting, but appreciates the artful beauty of working bird dogs even more. For him, the dogs really are everything.“For me, it is more about watching the dog work and rewarding the dog for a good point by shooting the bird. Walking up to a dog that is on point is the most intimate moment in the woods or field I have experienced. There is a time when I am so focused and in tune with the dog, that I can’t hear or see anything beyond the dog on point, knowing that what is about to happen is going to be special. There is such great anticipation and excitement about the sound of the flush and the concealed bird exploding up off the ground,” Sarakaitis said.Sarakaitis hunts over Brittany Spaniels, preferring their cooperative nature and the pleasurable addition they are to his household.“I have four Brittanies —  two males, Diesel and Captain, and two females, Addie and Bella —and they are true companions first, and a hunting tool second,” he said.As an illustration of his love for these dogs and his hunting interests, a large portion of his property has been set aside for his animal cohorts. Sarakaitis has created an impressive facility to train and exercise his dogs.“I have two acres fenced with no-climb horse fence. A little less than half of it is wooded, which provides great opportunities to train for grouse and woodcock. I can set up training scenarios with dense wooded cover, which is difficult to do in most training areas. Not only does it give them a good training environment, but it is also a safe, secure playpen for them. They have a lot of area to run and exercise and stay healthy for hunting season,” Sarakaitis said.Within this fenced run, Eric also has a bird pen he uses for the raising and day-to-day storage of training fowl. The birds are housed in a four-by-four-by-eight-foot “Johnny House” with a connected four-by-eight-foot raised flight pen on the outside.“At any given time, I’ll have chukar, quail, and ideally pigeons — because they’re the most hardy — in my pen. These birds are used in all aspects of training, from teaching a dog to use its nose to scent mark the location of birds, steadying to point, and retrieving after the shot. During training, I employ the use of bird launchers, which is a mechanical apparatus with a remote release that launches the birds into flight. This allows me to release the birds at will and helps me when teaching obedience, commands, and such when I’m working with a dog,” he said.Eric begins to work with his bird dogs at a very young age, introducing them to quail from his bird pen as soon as they can run and see. He said that from the owner’s/trainer’s standpoint it is good to create a strong bond and understanding with one’s canine companion when they are still pups.“You are training them to hunt at the same time you are teaching them to listen,” he said.However, Sarakaitis does not do all of the training of the dogs by himself. He elicits the help of his other dogs as well.“It is good to have more than one bird dog for training — 90% of my pups’ manners and learning how to be hunting dogs are taught by their peers,” he said. “When training, you want to substantiate prey drive first, and then leverage that prey drive for further training in regard to pointing, steadying, introduction to the gun, and obedience. All that being said, in my experience, most dogs are ready for exposure to wild birds anywhere from six months of age to a year old. But that does not imply that their training and learning is finished.”Sarakaitis takes an annual autumn pilgrimage northward to Michigan to hunt grouse and woodcock. Due to dramatically diminishing grouse numbers in this state, he primarily hunts for pheasant and woodcock here in Ohio. He also does some dove hunting in the early fall, and brings a couple of his dogs with him on these excursions to retrieve downed birds.“Brittanies are not known to be strong retrievers but mine do well with it. For whatever reason, two of my dogs are absolutely phenomenal at retrieving doves,” he said.What Brittanies are known for is their relentless, “all business” attitude when released into the field and their keen sense of smell that will bring them to a tense, motionless stand-still when they detect a game bird hidden in a mat of dense cover. When hunting for pheasant throughout central and south-central Ohio, Sarakaitis and his dogs have a set method of operation to bag the birds.“As much as possible, I try to set up to hunt into the wind, paying attention to natural structure — breaks in cover, fencerows, tree lines. My dogs’ primary role is to quarter, or zigzag, across native prairie grasses such as switch grass, foxtail, and goldenrod, smelling for bird life. They are to hunt by scent alone, coming to freeze on point when the scent cone of the game has been identified,” Sarakaitis said. “I utilize both beepers and bells on my dogs for location purposes. When the bells stop ringing and the beepers go off to indicate the dogs’ motion has stopped —which means they have located a bird and are on point — my job is to get to the dog, then to flush and shoot at the bird and hopefully not miss.”While the dogs’ job and behavior is similar when hunting woodcock, the terrain differs dramatically. Woodcock, which migrate through Ohio on their way south in October and November, navigate by constellations at night, coming down into damp areas of heavy cover in the pre-dawn hours. Hunters can find them after their night flights in the dense and tangled world of sumac, alder, and dogwood trees, where the birds probe for the staple of their diet, earthworms. Hunting in such terrain can make the going slow and difficult, and getting to a dog on point an adrenalized challenge. And after the flush, be ready for some quick shooting through heavy cover, as woodcock have an uncanny ability to put trees and brush between themselves and the gun in a matter of moments.The close connection and intimate level of involvement that Sarakaitis has with his bird dogs is representative of gentleman bird hunters across this nation. In speaking with Sarakaitis and others of his like him, it becomes clear that they have bird dogs in their blood, and that these men’s lives are greatly enriched by their canine hunting buddies.Professor, writer, and bird dog aficionado Bob DeMott, of Athens, best captures this affectionate link between man and beast, writing “I never tire of watching a bird dog go about its nosey business…Maybe the profoundest mystery of all is how bird dogs insinuate themselves so deeply into our hearts and lives. Maybe the greatest question is why…we go on needing them so much?”last_img read more

Ketogenic Diets: The Silver Bullet for Weight-Loss?

first_imgKetogenic Diet ReferencesMartin-McGill KJ, Jackson CF, Bresnahan R, Levy RG, Cooper PN. Ketogenic diets for drug-resistant epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;11:CD001903. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001903.pub4Rezaei S, Abdurahman AA, Saghazadeh A, Badv RS, Mahmoudi M. Short-term and long-term efficacy of classical ketogenic diet and modified Atkins diet in children and adolescents with epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr Neurosci. October 2017:1-18. doi:10.1080/1028415X.2017.1387721Astrup A, Meinert Larsen T, Harper A. Atkins and other low-carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss? Lancet. 2004;364(9437):897-899. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16986-9Foster GD, Wyatt HR, Hill JO, et al. A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet for obesity. N Engl J Med. 2003;348(21):2082-2090. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa022207Brehm BJ, Seeley RJ, Daniels SR, D’Alessio DA. A randomized trial comparing a very low carbohydrate diet and a calorie-restricted low fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;88(4):1617-1623. doi:10.1210/jc.2002-021480Stern L, Iqbal N, Seshadri P, et al. The effects of low-carbohydrate versus conventional weight loss diets in severely obese adults: one-year follow-up of a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(10):778-785.Bravata DM, Sanders L, Huang J, et al. Efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets: a systematic review. JAMA. 2003;289(14):1837-1850. doi:10.1001/jama.289.14.1837Foster GD, Wyatt HR, Hill JO, et al. Weight and metabolic outcomes after 2 years on a low-carbohydrate versus low-fat diet: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2010;153(3):147-157. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-3-201008030-00005Lim SS, Noakes M, Keogh JB, Clifton PM. Long-term effects of a low carbohydrate, low fat or high unsaturated fat diet compared to a no-intervention control. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2010;20(8):599-607. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2009.05.003Larosa JC, Fry AG, Muesing R, Rosing DR. Effects of high-protein, low-carbohydrate dieting on plasma lipoproteins and body weight. J Am Diet Assoc. 1980;77(3):264-270.Denke MA. Metabolic effects of high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets. Am J Cardiol. 2001;88(1):59-61.Seidelmann SB, Claggett B, Cheng S, et al. Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health. 2018;3(9):e419-e428. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30135-XSylvetsky AC, Edelstein SL, Walford G, et al. A High-Carbohydrate, High-Fiber, Low-Fat Diet Results in Weight Loss among Adults at High Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. J Nutr. 2017;147(11):2060-2066. doi:10.3945/jn.117.252395Liu L, Wang S, Liu J. Fiber consumption and all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortalities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2015;59(1):139-146. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201400449Reynolds A, Mann J, Cummings J, Winter N, Mete E, Te Morenga L. Carbohydrate quality and human health: a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Lancet. 2019;393(10170):434-445. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31809-9Dreher ML. Whole Fruits and Fruit Fiber Emerging Health Effects. Nutrients. 2018;10(12). doi:10.3390/nu10121833Chan CW, Lee PH. Association between dietary fibre intake with cancer and all-cause mortality among 15 740 adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2016;29(5):633-642. doi:10.1111/jhn.12389 Author: Christian Maino Vieytes, B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignKeto is in! The newest low-carbohydrate craze is the magic pill that will rescue all of our weight-loss efforts! Or will it?You may have heard about the ketogenic diet, or “keto” for short, over the past year. Don’t be fooled; the latest diet craze is nothing but a rebranding of the Atkins Diet, which was popularized by Robert Atkins in the 1970s. This fad diet is fixated on restricting an entire macronutrient category: carbohydrates (which by the way are the preferred fuel source for all of your body’s cells). The goal, of course, is weight-loss. It may seem harmless, but eating fewer carbohydrates means that you are, instead, eating exorbitant amounts of total fat, saturated fat, and protein.The burning question: is it an effective method for short-term weight-loss?… Yes! But hold your horses, as we will look deeper into the science to see what it has to say on this “newest” diet.So what led us here? Well, it turns out that ketogenic diets are incredibly effective for treating drug-resistant epilepsy. 1,2 This has been a well-known and recognized treatment in the dietetic and medical community for quite some time. The evidence for using this diet in the general public is nowhere near as convincing.Weight LossWhy do Atkins, keto, and carbohydrate-restricting diets cause weight-loss? The answer is not as appealing as one may think. These diets are very effective at promoting weight loss in the short term (i.e., for no longer than three months). The primary way this occurs is by water-loss. When we restrict carbohydrates and eat a high-fat, high-protein diet, our body begins to deplete its glycogen stores, which are the carbohydrate reserves that muscle and liver cells keep handy in case of starvation (remember when I told you that carbs were the primary fuel source?). Water binds tightly to glycogen.3 As you start using up these glycogen stores for energy, the water is set free. The result? You’ve lost a lot of water weight without burning a lot of fat.Repeatedly, studies have shown that weight-loss resulting from a ketogenic, low-carb diet is not sustainable. In these studies, weight loss was observed after 3-6 months, but the weight was regained after 12 months.4–6 Moreover, weight loss appears to be more related to reduced calorie intake as opposed to the carbohydrate composition of the diet itself.6–9Your Health is More Important! Low-carb diets may come with a host of potential side-effects that include: kidney stones, constipation, fatigue, irritability, and headache. The long-term consequences are a bit scarier: elevated cholesterol, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, kidney disease, and even osteoporosis.3,10,11 A landmark study, released earlier this year, reported that both very low carbohydrate consumption and high consumption patterns were associated with a greater risk of death from all causes, especially when the diet was made up of high amounts of animal protein and saturated fat that took the place of carbohydrates. 12So what should we make of all these data? The focus should be on eating the right types of carbohydrates. Eating complex carbohydrates, primarily fiber and those found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains has been associated with longevity and weight-loss.13,14 Several studies have confirmed that eating vast amounts of these types of foods can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and different cancers and promote better gastrointestinal health and function.14–17 Consumption of carbohydrate from refined and processed sources should be kept to a minimum.The Take Home MessageDon’t fear carbs! Just make sure to eat the right kinds from whole food sources. Ketogenic and carbohydrate-restricting diets may help us lose weight quickly in the short-term, but the long-term health consequences may not be worth it. Instead of embracing a dieting mentality and restricting and entire food-group, the focus should be on eating a varied diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and adequate amounts of fat and protein. Not only is this beneficial for long-term longevity and for preventing chronic illness, but the science says it can help with weight management as a secondary effect.last_img read more

Jason Day Takes The PGA Crown

first_imgSHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Given a third straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship.Turns out the biggest fight was to hold back the tears.Worried that this year might turn out to be a major failure, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else a chance Aug. 16.He delivered a record-setting performance at Whistling Straits that brought him a major championship he started to wonder might never happen.Day was in tears before he even tapped in for par and a 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory. He sobbed on the shoulder of Colin Swatton, his caddie and longtime coach who rescued Day as a 12-year-old struggling to overcome the death of his father.And then came high praise from Spieth in the scoring trailer when golf’s new No. 1 player told him, “There’s nothing I could do.”“I didn’t expect I was going to cry,” Day said. “A lot of emotion has come out because I’ve been so close so many times and fallen short. To be able to play the way I did today, especially with Jordan in my group, I could tell that he was the favorite. Just to be able to finish the way I did was amazing.”Three shots ahead with three holes to play on a course with trouble everywhere, Day blasted a drive down the fairway on the par-5 16th and hit a towering 4-iron into 20 feet. He bit his lower lip, swatted his caddie on the arm, knowing his work was almost done.The two-putt birdie put him at 20-under par, and two closing pars gave him the record to par in majors, breaking by one shot the 19 under of Tiger Woods at St. Andrews in the 2000 British Open. Day finished at 20-under 268, not knowing until it was over that it was a record.What really mattered was that shiny Wanamaker Trophy at his side.He shared the 54-hole lead at the U.S. Open and the British Open and had to watch someone else celebrate.“Not being able to finish, it would have been tough for me mentally to really kind of come back from that,” Day said. “Even though I feel like I’m a positive person, I think that in the back of my mind something would have triggered and I would have gone, ‘Maybe I can’t really finish it off.’“It felt like I was mentally and physically grinding it out as hard as I could,” he said. “I wasn’t going to stop fighting until it over.”Spieth gave it his best shot, but even the Masters and U.S. Open champion could tell what he was up against the way the 27-year-old Australian powered one drive after another and didn’t let anyone closer than the two-shot lead with which he started the final round.“He played like he’d won seven or eight majors,” Spieth said. “He took it back. He wailed it. It was a stripe show.”Spieth has the greatest consolation possible. With his runner-up finish, he replaced Rory McIlroy at No. 1 in the world.“This is as easy a loss as I’ve ever had because I felt that I not only couldn’t do much about it as the round went on, I also accomplished one of my lifelong goals in the sport of golf. That will never be taken away from me now. I’ll always be a No. 1 player in the world.”Spieth set a record of his own. By closing with a 68, he set a record by playing the four majors in 54-under par, breaking by one the mark that Woods set in 2000. The difference is that Woods won two majors by a combined 23 shots.That also speaks to the depth of golf in this generation, and Day is the latest example. He moved to No. 3 in the world, meaning the top three in the world are all under 27 and have combined to win five of the last six majors.“As long as I am healthy, I feel like I’m going to be there a long time,” Day said. “I still want to accomplish that No. 1 goal of mine, which is to be the best player in the world. I’m still motivated and still very hungry for that, even after this win.”Branden Grace of South Africa had another mistake on the back nine in a major that cost him. Grace was tied for the lead at the U.S. Open when he hit his tee shot on the railroad tracks and out-of-bounds at Chambers Bay.This time, he was two shots behind when he went long of the 10th green and made double bogey. He closed with a 69 and finished third, five shots behind.Justin Rose got within two shots until making a double bogey for the third straight day. He closed with a 70 and finished fourth.Day faced enormous pressure of having a lead for the first time going into the final round, trying to avoid becoming the first player since the PGA Championship went to stroke play in 1958 to have at least a share of the 54-hole lead in three straight majors without winning.It sure didn’t show, even if he felt it every step of the way.“I knew today was going to be tough, but I didn’t realize how tough it was going to be,” Day said. “I learned a lot about myself, being able to finish the way I did. The experiences that I’ve had in the past with previous major finishes has definitely helped me prepare myself for a moment like this.”(DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Zidane: I want Neymar fit to face Real Madrid

first_imgNeymar Zidane: I want Neymar fit to face Real Madrid Ryan Benson 22:46 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Neymar injured, PSG Getty Neymar Real Madrid Espanyol v Real Madrid PSG v Real Madrid PSG Espanyol UEFA Champions League Primera División Zinédine Zidane Cristiano Ronaldo The Frenchman has said that he is “not happy” about the prospect of the world’s most expensive player missing next week’s big match Zinedine Zidane expressed hope that Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar returns from his ankle injury in time to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.Neymar was carried off the Parc des Princes pitch in tears during PSG’s 3-0 Classique victory over Marseille on Sunday after riding a challenge from Bouna Sarr before twisting his right ankle as he planted his foot on the turf.On Monday, Neymar posted a photo of his foot in heavy strapping after being taken to hospital and, although head coach Unai Emery said in his post-match news conference that the injury is not serious, it remains to be seen whether the forward will be fit in time to face Madrid on March 6. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player While the absence of Neymar would undoubtedly weaken PSG’s star-studded attack, Zidane – whose Madrid side lead 3-1 from the first leg ahead of the return tie in Paris – expressed a desire for the Brazil star, who continues to be heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, to play.”No, I don’t like it when players get injured,” Zidane told reporters on Monday at a news conference ahead of Madrid’s La Liga trip to Espanyol on Tuesday.”I’m not happy if Neymar is injured. Hopefully, he can play. I’m never going to want an opposing player to get injured.”I do not think it influences next week’s game. There will always be a player who plays if it’s not him.”I did not like it when he got injured, I was watching the game. I don’t think everything revolves around Neymar, but I hope it’s nothing serious.”Cristiano Ronaldo has found his form at a potentially vital part of the season, having struggled in front of goal in LaLiga before the turn of the year.The Portugal star has 10 league goals in his last six appearances and Zidane suggested there is an element of deliberation about him finding form in the second half of the season, with the World Cup coming up.”It is a bit of everything,” Zidane said. “He knows his body very well. We talk often and it’s important that he’s at the top of his game, in the best shape possible. Possession Pressing drills Mini matches Crossing and finishingCheck out the best photos from today’s session at #RMCity as attentions turned to tomorrow’s #RMLiga clash against @RCDEspanyol ! pic.twitter.com/nymJRbuEeU — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 26, 2018 “It’s important he rests sometimes too. It’s a long season and at the end of the season there’s a World Cup.”Sometimes players don’t think about it and take it one day at a time, but at the back of their mind they know there’s a World Cup around the corner. I’ve lived it. It happened to me.”last_img read more