Of course, it might serve senior forward James Harden well to get used to the floor as he is headed for Arizona State next season and the Sun Devils visit Pauley Pavilion once a year to play UCLA. “Playing at Pauley Pavilion is going to be a great experience for me,” Harden said. “Fortunately for us, we’ve played in some pretty big stadiums before so we all got kind of used to it.” Baseball Last season in an effort to help cure cancer, Lakewood players and their coaching staff, including Spud O’Neil, shaved their heads in a fund-raising effort. The Lancers went on to win the CIF Southern Section Division I title, so this past Sunday, they all did it again. Was it superstition in the hopes that lightning would strike twice, or were they simply tying to raise more money for a great cause? “Well, I’m sure there’s some superstition in there, but my wife had breast cancer and it’s a cause that hits close to home for me,” O’Neil said. “Plus, this event makes us grow as a team and as individuals. “However with my head shaved, I’m now the ugliest coach in Long Beach, but I don’t mind doing it. My head feels good. It was hot on Sunday.” Lakewood plays La Mirada in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. Thursday at Blair Field. This season, Artesia won its first two games, including a 4-3 win over Lakewood. But since then, the Pioneers have lost three in a row. However, Artesia coach Michael Gaoghagan said none of those games really matter. It’s all just a tune-up for the Suburban League, which starts March 21 against Glenn. “We’re just trying to play some good-quality teams so we can get ready for league,” Gaoghagan said. “We’re 2-3 right now and sure our record could be better, but we’re trying to formulize everything for Glenn. “We’re still looking to fill some spots, our starting lineup isn’t completely set yet and right now we’re playing everybody. This is really like spring training for us.” The Pioneers play a doubleheader at Downey at 3 p.m. today. St. John Bosco coach Moon Cordero thinks he’s planned the perfect tune-up for his team before it starts the Trinity League on Saturday. St. John Bosco (2-3) hosts Wilson (4-1) in a double- header today at 12:30 p.m. “They’re exceptionally good this year,” Cordero said. “It’ll be a good test on the heels of us starting league. Wilson can run, pitch, hit and field. It’s a perfect way to start the week.” After its games against St. John Bosco, Wilson won’t get much rest. On Wednesday, the Bruins will play Servite at 7 p.m. at UCLA in a nonleague game. The game will be of particular interest to Bruins shortstop Ryan Dent and Friars pitcher Dan Klein. Both have committed to UCLA next season. “With Ryan and Dan committing to them already, UCLA saw this as an opportunity to get their prospects on campus and that’s what they’re going to do,” Wilson coach Andy Hall said. Valley Christian’s Patrick Murphy is also in his first year as coach. So far, everything has been perfect, including the Crusaders’ record. Heading into today’s 4 p.m. doubleheader at home against Laguna Beach, the Crusaders are 5-0. A big reason why has been the play of senior outfielder Josh Kubinski. He’s batting .639 with two home runs, six RBI and four stolen bases. He’s also 2-0 as a pitcher and hasn’t allowed a run in 10 innings. “He’s a force in the lineup but he’s been flying under the radar this season,” Murphy said. “With the connections I have made over the years, I’m trying to get somebody to come out and watch him because he can hit. He’s a Division I hitter.” – Ben Villa 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Don’t expect Artesia High’s boys basketball team to be intimidated by its surroundings when the Pioneers take on No. 2-seed La Canada on Saturday in the Southern California Division III Regional final at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Artesia has already played once this season at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium, so playing in a large arena will be nothing new for them.
If approved, the project would ship as much as 4.2 (b) billion cubic feet per day through a pipeline from the Cypress area (southwest of Pink Mountain) to the Ridley Island Terminal, near Prince Rupert. The proposal now undergoes a 30-day screening stage. The project has been in the planning stages for the better part of three years and includes input from the aboriginal and local communities that would be impacted. “This marks a key milestone for our project, and a step towards growing new markets for B.C.’s abundant natural gas supplies” according to Spectra President Doug Bloom. “The application reflects detailed scientific, technical, heritage research and fieldwork.”However, before the pipeline receives final approval, it will still need a second-round of public feedback including the thoughts of the federal and provincial levels of government.- Advertisement -To date, there’s been no mention of a timeline, should the project go ahead.
RAPHOE NOTES RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centre: Spooktacular Halloween PartyThe Family Resource Centre is hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Party in the Volt House Hall on Friday 30th October at 1.00-2.00pm for 3-6 year olds and from 2.30-3.30pm for 7-12 year olds. Spot Prizes for best dressed. Admission €1.00 per child. Children under 4 years must be accompanied by an adult. Dare to be there!Tiny TunesHi folks, Tiny Tunes will be in the Volt Hall on Wednesday the 4th November at 10.30am for the final time this year! This is a free event and open to everyone! Tiny Tunes provides music and movement classes for babies and pre-school children. It’s fun, engaging and interactive for you and your child. It enhances many areas of your child’s development and love of music through singing, dancing, movement games, instruments and stories! This activity is made possible through funding received by the nine Family Resource Centres in Donegal from the Katharine Howard Foundation. Junior JivingThe Family Resource Centre is intending to run jiving classes for children and young people commencing on Friday 6th November from 4.14-5.15pm in the Volt House Hall. Cost €2 per class. The jiving will only start if there are sufficient numbers so please contact us on 087 3641503 or through Facebook to register your child/young person.Annual General MeetingThe Annual General Meeting of Raphoe Family Resource Centre will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th November 2015 in the Volt House. Everyone welcome.Women’s GroupThe next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 9th November at 8.00pm in the Volt House. Please note that there won’t be a meeting on Monday 26th October due to the Bank Holiday. Parents Plus – RaphoeParents Plus-Raphoe is starting in the beginning of November 2015. Have you a child / children aged from 6 -11 years old?Does it ever feel like world war 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get homework started or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up getting becoming more frustrated?Do you ever feel just at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t?)Now is the time to make the changes!Raphoe Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Springboard Family Support Project is now taking names for a free Parents Plus 8 week programme.The Parents Plus Children’s Programme offers parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more co-operative and maintain boundaries, help them learn and reach their full potential. Topics include:· Being a responsive parent;· Encouraging and supporting children;· Promoting children’s language and development;· Helping children concentrate and learn;· Building co-operation in young children;· Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems;This programme is free of charge.For further information please contact Melanie @Raphoe FRC on 0749145796 / 0873641503 or Claire@ Springboard Family Support Project on 0749173918Little Smiles with Big DreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child whether an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler Groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of their age.A light lunch is provided at a small cost of 50 cent per family. Raphoe Walking GroupThe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa! New members are always welcome so please feel free to join us on Thursday mornings!Raphoe Boxing ClubThe boxers and officials of Raphoe Boxing Club would like to convey a sincere thanks to Paul Mc Glinchey (Kitchens & Bedroom Furniture) for his generosity towards the local Boxing Club as it is greatly appreciated. Everyone at the Raphoe Club is looking forward to our forthcoming major boxing tournament that will take place in the Deele College Sports Pavilion on Saturday 7th November when we will play host to one of England’s premier boxing club’s Tenbury Wells Boxing Club. A party of 20 will spend 5 days in Raphoe and we would like to sincerely thank Marcus Roulston of Brown’s Restaurants, our major sponsor and all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their generous financial support for without them we would fail to exist. Head Coach Gary Mc Cullagh has paired 14 quality contests for the night and the Brendan Ryan and Billy ‘Spider’ Kelly Memorial Shields will be presented on the night as well as the Boxer of the Year Award. The action gets underway at 8.00pm and everyone is welcome.Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney AssociationThe Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association invites you to its Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny on Sunday November 2015 at 3.00pm. The Service will honour and remember the special people who have donated their organs so that others may live. Families of organ donors, transplant recipients, patients and carers will actively participate in the Service.ThanksRaphoe Senior Citizens Committee would like to say a huge thanks to the Members of the Northern Star Masonic Lodge who recently held ‘A Night at the Races’ and presented us with a cheque for €1,686.50, which will go towards our Annual Senior Citizens Party this year.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 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:Raphoe notes
All County League Division 2 result; Malin 6-09 St Naul’s 1-11Played in torrential rain in Connolly Park Malin led by five at the break before the crowd were treated to seven second half goals – six of them from Malin. Malin started well getting great joy down the left with Brendan McLaughlin opening the scoring followed by Matthew Byrne with a long range score and then Stephen McLaughlin added another shortly after.The visitors got off the mark when Shane Conneely’s shot from the left had to be pushed over by Darragh McLaughlin. Malin responded with Damien Harkin’s well timed run as he slotted over a rare point. Stephen Griffin tapped over a free after Cathal Lowthar’s run had been halted. Malin came back with Matthew Byrne doing well up the right before cutting in and over with the left. Anthony Kelly scored a free when Stephen McLaughlin’s Usain Bolt like run was halted by Brian McCabe who saw a black card dished out for his trouble. Mclaughlin’s speed again set up Matthew Byrne to advance and score to put Malin five ahead as the half time score read Malin 0-07 St Naul’s 0-02. Matthew Byrne hit a beauty of a point right in front of the stand at the start of the second half before both sides missed goal chances. Stephen Griffin hit a close in free as the Mountcharles men stayed in touch. A Malin fumble in defence was punished by Cathal Lowthar as he hit over from a central area and Stephen Griffin hit an excellent point with the outside of the boot as St Naul’s improved at the start of the second half. Conneely and Griffin worked a great move up the pitch and Malin looked set to concede a goal but they managed to get back well as Conneely settled for a point.Malin then hit three goals in two minutes to put the game to bed. The first a was a well worked move when a lovely through ball seen Paul McLaughlin run down the right and shoot into the corner from outside the thirteen. Seamus Houghton then knocked down a long ball into Brendan Mclaughlin who finished with aplomb. Kieron McColgan hit a third goal advancing in from the left and hitting high into the net.They nearly had a fourth when Paul McLaughlin hit the base of the post but Matthew Byrne was on hand to make sure to get a point out of the move. Malin got another goal when Stephen McLaughlin’s run drew in a defender and he passed to Seamus Houghton who hit between the keepers legs. Barry Rose jinked and hit a good score in reply for St Nauls. Brendan McCole also hit a good long range point for the visitors from the 45.He added another a few minutes later from the left. Declan Walsh then hit Malin’s fifth goal after Anthony Kelly put him through from the left and he cut in from the byline and hit a near post effort from the angle. Barry Rose hit a good point from out on the touchline and the visitors got a consolation goal when John Rose hit a fortunate effort for St Nauls when his long ball in from the 45 out on the touch line deceived fullback, full forward and keeper to creep in. Malin came back immediately with a goal of their own with Seamus Houghton’s excellent high fetch and he had the composure to set up Dan McDaid who made no mistake one on one. Stephen Griffin hit a free but it was Malin’s day in the rain with plenty of goals on show to keep Malin the the hunt for promotion – Final score Malin 6-09 St Naul’s 1-11.Malin team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Gary Farren, Kieron McColgan (1-00), Declan Walsh (1-00), Paul McLaughlin(1-00), Anthony Kelly (0-01), Christopher McLaughlin, Stephen McLaughlin (0-01), Matthew Byrne (0-05), Brendan Mclaughlin (1-01), Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton (1-00) and Damien Harkin (0-01). Adam Byrne for Danny McCarron (Ht), Dan McDaid (1-00) for Matthew Byrne 45 mins, Darren McLarkey for Christopher Mclaughlin 50 mins, Michael Byrne for Darren McLarkey 52 mins (black card). St Naul’s team and scorers: Paddy Burke, Conor McBrearty, Brendan McCole (0-02), Conor McDevitt, Martin Breslin, Aidan Kennedy, John Rose (1-00), Lee McBrearty, Des McGroarty, Cathal Lowthar (0-01), Andrew Gallagher, Barry Rose (0-02), Shane Conneely (0-02), Stephen Griffin(0-04) and Brian McCabe. Subs used: Glen McDyre for Andrew Gallagher and Enda Lynch for Brian McCabe (black card).There was no reserve game.The Mary Houghton CompetitionThe Mary Houghton competition took place last Wednesday evening in Connolly Park. 24 girl’s turned up and were divided into three teams (red, green and blue) who competed against each other. This was a very enjoyable event with the blue team winning on the night. The girls all recieved refreshments after the even and all the grils that took part will be presented at the annual underage presentation night later in the year. We would like to thank everyone who helped out on the night and the sponsors – the Houghton family.Sliabh Sneacht Sponsered ClimbWell Done to the Minor Board & Finance Committee who organised a very successful Sponsored Climb of Sliabh Sneacht on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came along and took part, a great Club & Community day out. Thank you also to everyone who contributed in any way. Any remaining cards can be handed back to the managers throughout next week or any of the following: Danny Lafferty 086 8988180, Maria 087 7763679 or Linda 086 3452769.Malin GAA 5K The club will be holding a 5K walk or run in association with Inishowen AC on Wednesday the 10th of August at 7.30pm. Registration will be from 6.30pm. the event is being sponsered by Frank Scott of Nu World Heating CentreAnnual Sports Day Cheque PresentationCheques for €1,500 were presented to both the Meningitis Research Foundation and the Jack & Jill Foundation last week, following a very successful Sport’s Day on Sunday 5th June & Country Queen Final on Saturday 11th June. The Annual Sport’s Day is run by Malin GAA with all proceeds going to chosen charities who have assisted local families in time of need.Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way, a fantastic return for two brilliant charities.Night at the RacesThank you to everyone who supported our Night at the Races on Saturday Night 16th of July. It was a hugely successful event and lots of fun. Thank you to our Main Sponsor James Houghton Construction, our Race Sponsors: Sean McLaughlin(O) Buses, Martin McLaughlin(F) Buses, John McLaughlin(JM) Plumbing, Malin Hotel, Charlie Byrne Health & Fitness, Seaview Tavern, Farren’s Bar & Ronald Boggs Butchers. Thank you to our Senior & Reserve Team who organised the event in conjunction with the Finance Committee and Sean Owen. Thanks to everyone who bought horses, trainers and jockeys and everyone who came and contributed on the night.UnderageWell Done to the U12A Boys who beat Naomh Padraig, Muff last Sunday evening in Buncrana in the Gerry O’Neill Final. A great evening for the club and a fabulous achievement for the team and their Managers. The girls under 10’s finals day was held last Saturday morning in Urris and the girl’s under 8’s finals were held last Friday evening in Carndonagh.On behalf of the Managers Angela O’Donnell, Fran Monagle and Shaun McLaughlin they would like to thank the all the under 8 and 10 girl’s for the way they conducted themselves over both the finals days. They were a credit to the club parents and the coaches. The under 8’s had a fantastic fun evening with high levels of skills on shown on the evening. The under 10’s came away disapointed after getting beat by Steelstown by a point in the semi-final.They put in a heroic team performance but luck was just not on their side on the day. Thank you to the parents for their support throughout the year. Details of the under 11 and under 9 league will be available shortly. The minor girls are away to Moville on Wednesday at 12.00pm midday, their first ever away game. The minor girls have training every Monday at 8:00pm. All girls from aged 15 upwards and new members are welcome to attend.ShopThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise.GAA News: Malin’s impressive victory over St. Naul’s was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Malin GAA notes
REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The Ligue 1 club are still hopeful of convincing him to sign his first professional deal before farming him out on loan to Cercle Brugge so the striker can gain some valuable first-team experience.According to RMC, both City and Arsenal are hoping to convince Alioui that a switch to England would be in his best interests this summer.And it has even been reported that Arsenal have stolen a march on City by inviting the youngster to their training ground next week once his participation in the Euro Under-19 competition is over.But the Gunners could be dealt a blow with Alioui currently represented by Patrick de Koster, who oversees the interests of Man City star Kevin De Bruyne. Monaco wonderkid Nabil Alioui has been starring for France’s Under-19 side. Latest Premier League news predicted How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Monaco wonderkid Nabil Alioui is set to visit Arsenal’s training centre as they attempt to beat Manchester City to the player’s signature.Bother Premier League sides are intent on signing the French starlet, who is making waves at the current European Under-19 Championship, with Fulham also monitoring the situation. possible standings NEW ERA possible xi Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 smart causal who plays? silverware How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start?
Donegal could be the location of Ireland’s first National Marine Park.One of the most ambitious marine environment projects in the history of the Irish state is being planned for Co Donegal.The project, which could create a much-needed jobs boost, plans to bring together three integrated marine initiatives of international excellence centred at Malin Head.The plans include the development of an Ocean Interpretation Centre, Ireland’s First National Marine Park and a Biosphere Fishing Reserve on the North coast of Inishowen. Project co-ordinator Emmett Johnston said the plan has huge potential.A series of public meetings is now planned to gather the views of the local public on the concept.The concept document focuses on the common marketing of environmentally themed tourism, locally caught sea food produce and sustainable community practices through the three initiatives.The main point of the concept document is that local coastal communities, tourism, fishing, academic and environmental sectors could gain significantly by coming together under one umbrella for the purposes of collective management and marketing of local marine resources. Different ways that a collective plan could be achieved are discussed in detail, with ideas such as the development of a common Malin Head brand for the various marine related sectors of particular note.Speaking about the launch of the concept document the project coordinator Emmett Johnston said the concept is about putting new ideas and solutions out into the community and seeing what the reaction is.“It’s a different way of approaching things, most people are used to being told from the top down what is going to happen and they may have difficulty understanding that this is just a concept, potential ideas for the future. It’s like planting a seed, then it’s up to local people to shape the idea and make it their own.”According to the group there will be a series of three public meetings covering the communities of Inishowen North, West and East. Each meeting will involve a presentation of the concepts and a feedback session where ideas will be taken and developed.Everyone is invited to read the concept document and give feedback before and after the meetings which will be held on the 18th, 19th and 20th of March at a variety of venues throughout the peninsula. All ideas are welcome according to the project coordinator Emmett Johnston.“Without community engagement this concept is just a piece of paper, it up to local people to decide if this is something they want and how they can benefit from it. We need everyone to come on board with the process, attend the public meetings and give their feedback. If the community does not put forward their own solutions to existing problems, then central government will eventually impose their solutions on communities.“We think the time is right for all the local interest groups to come together as one voice and to start doing something about the deteriorating situation here, if we don’t do something now some of the coastal communities on Inishowen could experience the same fate as the island communities did in the early 20th century.”Emmett explained that a short meeting with some of the fishermen from the north of the peninsula has already been held at the start of March. He explained that some fishermen saw there might be something positive in it for them and their sector, while others did not, however all of them were concerned about how environmental ideas in the document could end up negatively affecting their business.“The level of mistrust and doubt about new ideas and the ability of fishermen to do anything about their own situation is indicative of how shamefully the industry has been treated over the years. We think collective marketing of the area as a well-managed natural environment could help the local fishing industry sell their produce, but it’s up to them to make up their own mind about the ideas.“All we see this concept doing is kick starting people into thinking about how they can improve their own situation without waiting for central government to impose things on them. They might not take on what we propose, so what, these are just ideas.”All around the county the big question is how can an area create enough jobs to keep at least some of its young people from emigrating. Identifying what an area has that is unique or different may help them create jobs which cannot be shifted out of the area.The concept document released outlines a path using sustainable management of the natural environment as the catalyst to job creation on the North Inishowen peninsula, whether local people agree with that path or not remains to be seen. However it appears everyone is in agreement that something needs to be done and sooner rather than later.The proposal certainly makes for an interesting time ahead for those with an interest in the marine sector around Inishowen. How the various government bodies will react to this type of community led initiative is unknown, especially because they are the ones normally deciding the direction communities should follow.More details and a copy of the document can be found at www.baskingshark.iePLAN LAUNCHED TO SET UP IRELAND’S FIRST NATIONAL MARINE PARK IN DONEGAL was last modified: March 11th, 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:CommunityEmmett JohnstonfishMalin HeadNational Marine Parksharks
A driver remains critically ill in hospital following a crash overnight near Castlefinn.The driver of a car involved in the single vehicle collision has not yet been named.The scene of the accident, which is approximately 1 kilometre outside the village, remains sealed off as Garda collision investigators carry out a survey of the scene. The N15 will remain closed for the moment until further notice and diversions are in place.No details of the crash or the identity of the injured person has yet been released by Gardai.Road conditions at the time were said to be good.We will update this story as details are released this morning. MOTORIST IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER DONEGAL ROAD SMASH was last modified: February 11th, 2015 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:CatslefinncrashcriticaldriverGardai
If there is one thing that I always recommend to a new client, whenever they come in for a consultation, it is the importance of food quality.Food quality is even more important at the moment with the ever-increasing rise in obesity statistics.Irish men already have the highest BMI (body mass index), in Europe, while Irish women rank third, the study shows. Almost one-fifth of the world’s obese adults (118 million) live in Ireland and five other high-income English-speaking countriesBy 2025, 37 per cent of Irish women will be obese, just behind 38 per cent in the UK, the study forecasts.We did not get to these statistics by eating a diet that consists of a high quality of food.During the 2000’S, it wasn’t only Ireland’s prosperity that was growing, our waist lines were growing alongside the Celtic Tiger and, unfortunately for us, it didn’t slow down like the economy. When you look at countries who have had prosperity since the 1980’s you will also see a rising problem with obesity.The USA were 1st, then Britain and now Ireland has caught up and is slowly taking the lead.If we look at what prosperity brought with it, in regard to how we eat and how we view ourselves as a nation, it seems to have brought a sense of entitlement with it, and this hasn’t gone away.We seem to feel entitled to have the things that once would have been classed as a ‘special treat’, and we want them all the time.Coming from the humble beginnings that Ireland did over the last century, you could hardly blame people for splashing out on things that were once out of reach due to financial constraints. But the Celtic Tiger has been put out to pasture and we are left with a nation that is becoming more and more obese with each passing year.The sense of entitlement has clearly gotten out of control, whenever people cannot see that we are killing ourselves with food.Phrases like ‘Sure you have to live’, ‘Having one won’t kill you’ and ‘it’s only a treat’ are second nature to us now.We are so far removed from what a normal diet is, and what a bit of restraint feels like, we don’t actually realize that the ‘treats’ are now an everyday occurrence. Eating chocolate, or crisps, or cakes or biscuits on a daily basis is not a ‘treat’.Having a glass of wine every night and a few bottles at the weekend, because you ‘had a hard week at work’ is not a treat.Going out for dinner a few times per week is not a ‘treat’.If you are doing the things listed above on a regular basis, and wondering why you cannot lose weight, it is time to realize that you are not ‘treating yourself’, you just have a really poor understanding of what you need in your diet for health and your sense of entitlement has run rampant.You are not entitled to anything.Do you feel like you are?What have you done to entitle you to it?Does a ‘hard week at work’ entitle you to wine or chocolate?Not if you consistently complain about your weight.If your consistency only ever revolves around the things that are causing your weight gain, you cannot complain about not being able to lose weight.You are not entitled to weight loss.You have to work at it.It will involve some sacrifice, either of the things you enjoy too much of, or of your time, so you can exercise.Does this make you feel uncomfortable?Good.We have become far too comfortable in ourselves.Maybe it’s time for a bit of discomfort to tip the balance and to make us realize that, the reason we cannot lose weight and are becoming obese as a nation, is because of ourselves.#leanin2018You can find out more information through the link belowhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118 * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: Why food quality is vitally important was last modified: May 18th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefitnessfoodweight loss
A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea and QPR…Speculation continues over the future of Charlie Austin after QPR rejected a £12m bid from Leicester.Rangers want £15m for the striker and Leicester’s bid was the first offer or approach they have had for Austin despite numerous reports of them receiving both.Newcastle were previously tipped to capture Austin but no move has materialised. However, the north-east media still insist Magpies boss Steve McClaren is in the running to sign him.The Northern Echo say Newcastle are ready to battle for Austin’s signing but the newspaper believes he would rather stay in London and join West Ham.Newcastle have been linked with Austin but have not made an approachThe Shields Gazette, which suggests Newcastle would be prepared to pay Austin big wages, believe the club are having to play a waiting game because he is stalling to see if Chelsea come in for him.Again the suggestion is that Austin, 25, would rather remain in the capital and join the Blues or West Ham.The Newcastle Evening Chronicle say Austin is McClaren’s top transfer target and the Magpies are ready to step up their apparent interest following Leicester’s bid.The Leicester Mercury reports that Leicester are expected to increase their offer in an attempt to sign Austin.Meanwhile, Radamel Falcao accepted a 50% pay cut to join Chelsea from Monaco on a season-long loan, according to the Daily Mail.The Daily Express claim Tottenham are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.Italian media reports have linked Spurs with the Serbian and the Express say Chelsea also want him.And Spanish newspaper Super Deporte has reported that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has asked agent Jorge Mendes to find a new club for Juan Cuadrado – just six months after the Colombian’s move to Stamford Bridge. Valencia are said to be interested.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The world’s oldest viable seed is now a tree 8 feet tall. The Methuselah palm, discovered in the 1960s as a seed at the Judean fortress of Masada, sprouted in 2005 under controlled conditions. It is the oldest seed verified by radiocarbon dating to be 2,000 years old – from the time the Romans were besieging the mountain fortress built by Herod the Great. The Jerusalem Post1 reported that the palm tree, now 2.5 meters tall, has been transplanted to a kibbutz in the Arava (Jordan rift) in southern Israel, where botanists will analyze its genetic lineage for clues. They expect the tree (the first of several that sprouted) will produce edible fruit and perhaps medicinal compounds, which were valued in ancient times. Modern date palms from the region are genetically different from the ones known to the ancients, which disappeared from the land in the time of the Crusaders. These trees are depicted on Roman coins from the period. “The species was known then to have therapeutic qualities and a delicious taste,” the Jerusalem Post said. Wikipedia considers this the oldest viable seed directly dated by radiocarbon. Other contenders are claimed anecdotally to be 3,000 or 4,000 years old, but proof is lacking. 1. Hat tip to Bible Places Blog for this lead. Could humans create a car that could still drive after 2,000 years? This is truly amazing. A seed – a tiny package of life, containing molecular machines and a library of code – still worked, despite millennia of cosmic rays and other mutagens. This means that DNA repair mechanisms must have still been at work inside this dormant package. Don’t underestimate the wonder of seeds. It would be historic to taste a date shake from the Methuselah tree. Just hope they don’t start a new line of Christmas fruitcakes with it. So that we don’t end on a bad taste, here’s a joke, or shall we say, j-oak. Q: What does an acorn say when it grows up? A: Geometry.(Visited 60 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0