Richards-Ross to take it easy in 2016

first_imgJamaica-born American quarter-miler Sanya Richards-Ross told popular track and field outlet Athletics Weekly that she is looking to pace herself in training ahead of the 2016 season.The four-time Olympic and five-time World Championships gold medal winner had a disappointing season in 2015, after failing to qualify for an individual event for the World Championships in Beijing, China.She was a member of the USA’s silver-medal winning 4x400m relay team, but will no doubt be looking to get an opportunity to defend the 400m title she won almost four years ago at the London Olympic Games at the upcoming instalment in Rio de Janeiro.As a result, the veteran sprinter, going on advice from other experienced campaigners – Kim Collins and Felix Sanchez – is planning to take things a little easier in training, pointing to an overly intense approach in her preparations as a reason for her disappointments this year.”This year I think, I over-trained,” she admitted.”At the beginning of the year, I said, ‘Coach, I want to run faster than 48.7 this year. I want a PR.'”I was doing 1,000 sit-ups a day. I started running with the boys and pushed myself really hard and felt great in practice but flat in races. We couldn’t figure it out,” Richards-Ross looked back.”I don’t think anyone has won four successive relay gold (medals), so that’s what I’m going for in Rio as well as defending my individual title,” said Richards-Ross.last_img read more

Coach Lue taking leave from Cavaliers to address health issues

first_imgRonaldo vs Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lue spent the second half of Cleveland’s victory in Chicago on Saturday in the locker room because of an illness, the second time this season he left a game because he wasn’t feeling well. The former NBA guard also sat one out against Chicago at home in December.He says he will use a “prescribed routine and medication, which has previously been difficult to start in the midst of a season.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCharlotte coach Steve Clifford also left his team to address his health this season. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 13: Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cavaliers defeated the Suns 129-107. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep.Lue said Monday in statement that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is, but he feels he needs to step away “and focus on trying to establish a stronger and healthier foundation” from which to coach the rest of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

Weekend snow breaks record

first_imgA snowfall warning is still in effect for Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge and Valleyview. They could see another 2 to 5 cm in those areas. El Nino was doing its thing again yesterday, and according to Environment Canada, a record 10.2 centimeters of snow fell at the local airport.That broke the old January 16th, 1973 record of 7.4, by 2.8 centimeters.Added to the 9.8 recorded on Saturday, the 20 centimeter weekend dump, pushed the unofficial monthly total to 32.3 centimeters, and that tops the January norm, which is 32.2.- Advertisement -In addition, the running total doesn’t count what we’ve received early this morning, and there’s two weeks left in the month.Grande Prairie saw 19.6 centimeters of snow on Sunday alone.We are still waiting for an official snowfall amount in the South Peace, but it does look like they got hit with even more snow.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fit worker, healthy profit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Due to rising health care costs and workers’ comp rates, management at Parsons Corp., Amgen Inc., NBC Universal and other companies – even universities – are encouraging employees to take better care of themselves, according to Daniel Mitchell, a human resources professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. “But it also could be part of a more general corporate approach like Japanese firms telling their employees to get up and sing the corporate song,” said Mitchell, who did a stint as a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Of Honda’s more than 3,000 employees in Torrance, nearly a third sign up for the $25-a-year gym membership. The Honda facility also has basketball and racquetball courts, a soccer field, a softball diamond and beach volleyball pits. “This is how we do things,” said Smith, who also noted that the company has blood pressure monitoring stations set up throughout campus. In 2001, the International Labour Organization released a paper titled “Barefoot Economics” that says a worker’s well-being is “an integral part of the economic sustainability and organizational development of enterprises.” Jeffrey Smith runs more than a marathon a week – at the office. The corporate affairs executive dons his running shoes at lunch and saunters down the hall to a corporate gymnasium where he takes an hourlong trot on the treadmill, five days a week. “It’s cathartic,” said Smith, 52, whose 6-foot-3 frame is usually parked behind a desk doing crisis communications at Honda’s North American headquarters in Torrance. The treadmills have been churning for Smith and his colleagues at the automaker’s gym for decades. And Honda’s Japanese work ethic, which includes well-being of the body and bottom line, is catching on at companies throughout Southern California. Parsons, an engineering firm based in Pasadena, is testing that theory. In January, the company rolled out a program called Wellness for Life in which employees can sign up for an online health assessment test and receive a $50 check in return. If the assessment spells trouble and the employee attempts to improve their score, Parsons will knock off $30 a month on the employee’s health insurance premium. The program also provides 24-hour telephone access to a registered nurse, while another service connects employees to mental-health professionals. So far, more than half of Parsons’ 11,000 employees have participated in the health assessment test, and those who don’t are forced to pay higher premiums to absorb the program’s cost of $700,000. “If we had 100 percent compliance, we’d foot the bill,” said Jim Granata, corporate manager of employee benefits at Parsons. “But the only way we can envision slowing down the cost of health care is to not incur them in the first place.” But cost-cutting measures and a shaky economy have influenced many in the public and private sectors to keep health care programs on pause. And in some cases, employees have banded together to create their own version of well-being at the workplace. At the California State University, San Bernardino, 30 faculty members recently pooled about $150 for a 13-week Weight Watchers program. The fee enables faculty members to meet a representative from the diet company once a week for “weigh-ins” and consultation about eating habits. Despite the fee, Grace Fry-Garcia, a participant and an administrative coordinator, said the school was more than happy to provide the space for their meetings. “And the program is great for people with busy schedules because we are able to use our one-hour lunch break to meet on campus,” said Garcia, 28, who has lost about 50 pounds since her first Weight Watchers session a year ago. Garcia is hopeful she and her colleagues can keep the program afloat. If fewer than 16 people participate, the group will no longer be able to meet on campus for free. Three years ago, Amgen put the finishing touches on a 266,000-square-foot headquarters in Thousand Oaks that oozes well-being. The building is equipped with a full-service gym, including whirlpool baths and yoga and spinning classes. And after working out, a smoothie bar awaits with fresh turkey sandwiches and tuna rolls at the Marketplace Cafe. Catering to employees’ well-being isn’t new to the corporate world. It is the employees’ needs that have changed. Most notably, in the 1920s, companies had welfare programs, clubhouses, English lessons, libraries and picnics, Mitchell said. But more than eight decades later, it is in the best interest of companies to keep their employees healthy, instead of well-fed and literate. That’s why NBC Universal has “employee of choice” workers whose primary job is to enhance employee well-being. “Employees are expecting more flexibility from their employers, and the company is willing to help. But we are also asking employees to work smarter,” said Beth Huston, an employer of choice at NBC Universal in Universal City. Among the programs offered at the network studio is Health By Numbers, an incentive-based program that requires employees to meet certain goals. It includes a daily diet of five fruits or vegetables, no tobacco, a body mass index of below 25, and at least 10,000 steps, whether obtained by walking or running. The company issues pedometers to make sure employees are not fudging on their performance. NBC also offers a massage program and lactation services for the recently pregnant. “And for employees returning to work after pregnancy, we kick in a free pump,” Huston said. Evan Pondel, (818) 713-3662 evan.pondel@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Mhuireu8 Coaching will take place on Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 11am. There is an u10 blitz this Saturday morning in Dungloe. The under 12s training is Monday and Wednesday next week at 7. Huge thanks to Leo Mc Loone and Anthony Thompson who spent time with the children who attended the coaching sessions last week. These sessions were well attended and great credit to all the coaches who helped make it a great success. Loads of information and pictures on the Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page – make sure to check it out.The seniors and reserves have a free weekend. The u-21’s are out in the championship on Sunday at 11 o’clock in Donegal Town against Four Masters. Peil na mBan – Donegal u12 development squad takes place in the Banks on Friday 27th at 6pm to 7.15pm. Head coach is Aoife McDonald who is the Donegal ladies captain. Training for ladies, u16, minors every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9. Good attendance is required.Naomh Mhuire GAA Club is hosting a BIG SPORTS AND FUN DAY on Sunday August 19th at the Banks. The day will act as a fundraiser as well as a great day for all children and Adults. A full day of activities with races, football, food stalls, arts and crafts, 5k race, gourmet burgers, strong man and woman, long kick, golf, etc. With development due to start shortly on improved facilities including additional dressing rooms, etc all support is greatly appreciated and this should be a great family day for all ages.A course in child protection and good practise in the GAA will be held in the clubhouse. This course covers all from Adult to u/age mentors in every aspect of their roles within the club. It is a two hour course. This course is important and all coaches and club committee should look to attend. Contact me Dónal O’Séarcáigh 08631893331 asap if your interested.Congratulations to Rosses Curragh Club based in our own Lower Rosses who won two all-Ireland titles in the mens and womens section in Roundstone, Co Galway. Lotto details for week 18th July. Jackpot 2420 euro. No jackpot winner and two match 3 winners: Michael Teddy – Baile Mhanais, RmcD – Rann na feirste. Numbers drawn were 7-19-20-22.Booking for tickets for the All-Ireland Quarter-final should be made with Runai Declan Martin with preference been given to paid up club Members. Price for quarter final is 30 euro a ticket and 5 euro for juvenile. Orders in before next week.Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 24th, 2012 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:Naomh Mhuire Club noteslast_img read more

Conditions affecting local teams

first_imgIt’s been a season of mixed fortunes so far in high school track and field here on the North Coast, with the weather playing havoc with the schedule.Individually, however, some local athletes have been leaving their mark, mostly at meets outside of the area.“Collectively, it’s been pretty horrible in terms of the weather,” Fortuna co-head coach Norm Sotomayor said. “We’ve missed out on three meets now and I feel like we’re real far behind where we want to be.”The only competition open to …last_img

Overcoming (high) obstacles

first_imgSome climbing caches are more accessible than others. Those that require ropes, harnesses and other gear can be fantastic, but may be beyond the reach of non-technical climbers. However, geocaches in trees are often suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities. So what makes for a great tree climbing geocache experience? For many people, tree climbing is a childhood hobby that becomes less attractive as they grow older (and more risk averse). For me, (Rock Chalk) the opposite happened. I grew up in an area without big trees, and played games that kept my feet on the ground. As an adult, I discovered geocaching and the thrill of trying something new: tree climbing caches. I could talk all day about my personal favorite tree climbing experiences, but just a few that come to mind are “Bird House” (Fort Myers, FL) and Secret Squirrel Society (Seattle, WA). I’ve only been up in a few trees outside North America, and the most spectacular of those required special equipment. That’s an entirely different blog post! SharePrint RelatedReach new geocaching heights!March 15, 2016In “Community”Climbing for a SmileyMarch 25, 2014In “Community”Kuş Evi / Bird House (GC4W8G4) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” Have you ever climbed for a smiley? Share with your Friends:More Tree climbing geocaches are a blast. For me, it’s a combination of adrenaline rush and natural beauty that’s hard to beat. On that note, I can’t stress enough the importance of safety in your pursuit. If at any point you feel you’re taking an unnecessary risk, just stop and return to terra firma. The right tree: It should be sturdy enough for an adult to climb. If the limbs are too thin, it can be hazardous for the geocacher and the tree. (Never damage a tree or other wildlife while attempting to find a geocache.) The right equipment: Even if you don’t need ropes or harnesses, you must wear the correct footwear and other apparel. Flip-flops are a no-no! The right day: Don’t attempt to climb in wet, icy or otherwise dangerous conditions. And be sure to bring a friend. Not just to keep an eye on you, but to take great pictures!last_img read more

SPORT-WT20-IND-WOM-BOARD

first_imgDharamsala, Mar 22 (PTI) The scoreboard of the match Dharamsala, Mar 22 (PTI) The scoreboard of the match between India and England in the ICC Womens World T20 here today: India Women innings: Vellaswamy Vanithac Greenway b Knight0 Smriti Mandhanab Shrubsole12 Mithali Rajc Greenway b Sciver20 Shikha Pandeyc Brunt b Knight12 Harmanpreet Kaurrun out (Taylor)26 Veda Krishnamurthyb Knight2 Jhulan Goswamic Taylor b Shrubsole2 Anuja Patilrun out (Taylor)13 Ekta Bishtnot out0 Extras(B 1, LB 1, W 1)3 Total(8 wickets; 20 overs)90 Fall of wickets 1-0, 2-15, 3-44, 4-47, 5-52, 6-65, 7-87, 8-90 Bowling: Heather Knight 4-0-15-3, Katherine Brunt 4-0-24-0, Anya Shrubsole4-0-12-2, Jenny Gunn 4-0-16-0, Rebecca Grundy2-0-14-0, Natalie Sciver 2-0-7-1. MORE PTI BS KHSlast_img

Pakistan to host first Davis Cup tie in 13 years

first_imgPakistan will host its first Davis Cup tie in 13 years against Iran in February, the country’s tennis federation has said.”The International Tennis Federation has considered that security has improved,” Pakistan Tennis Federation Secretary Khalid Rehmani said on Wednesday, reports Efe.The matches will be held from February 3-5 in Islamabad, Rehmani said, adding that the Iranian team would be provided the same level of security as visiting foreign leaders.Pakistan has hosted few international sports events since 2001 due to high levels of extremist violence.Pakistan last played in the Davis Cup on its soil in 2004, when it took on New Zealand. Since then, Pakistan has only played in other countries.In the case of cricket, the national sport, an attack in 2009 on the Sri Lankan team that left nine people dead forced Pakistan to play all home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), except for several matches against Zimbabwe in 2015.The level of violence, however, has decreased considerably since an army operation was launched in the tribal regions in June 2014.Recently, Pakistan has hosted several international squash tournaments and acquired four armoured buses to transport visiting cricket teams.last_img read more