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first_imgDavid Clanachan, president of the CPL, and Jeff Hunt, a Canadian sports figure, also participated in the act of welcoming Atlético, who in his adventure in Ottawa He will play his matches at TD Place Stadium. In addition, he released his accounts on social networks, @Atleti_Ottawa. As an anecdote, the mayor of Ottawa designated February 11 as ‘Athletic Day’. In addition, the new club officially announced that its coach will be Mista, former player of Atlético himself and Valencia among others. The team will start competing in April. Atlético Ottawa is already a reality and in the capital of Canada they celebrate it. ANDMayor Jim Watson made an official reception for the club rojiblanco, whose delegation was headed by CEO Gil Marín, accompanied by Fernando López, responsible for international expansion. Atlético has bought a license to compete in the Canadian Premier League, which will begin its second edition in April.last_img read more

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first_img STRENGTH TRAINING This is used to develop strength, power, muscular endurance, and speed. Methods used include weights and plyometrics. Weight training Using weights as a form of resistance training, ( either free weights or weights in machines). Any weight-training programme can take account of your current state of fitness – the amount of weight, the number of repetitions, and the recovery periods can all be adjusted to progressively load muscles. Training for strength involves high resistance (weights) and few repetitions. Training for muscular endurance involves low resistance and many repetitions. Plyometrics This is a series of explosive movements designed to improve muscular power (explosive strength). This involves rebound jumping (on to and off boxes), bounding, leaps, and skips, press-ups with claps, hopping, throwing, and catching a medicine ball. Exercises that involve the contraction of muscles from a stretch position are known as plyometric. Plyometric training puts great stress on the muscles and joints and should only be attempted as part of an organised training programme. CIRCUIT TRAINING This involves a number of different exercises at work stations, which affects the different components of fitness. A circuit usually involves six to10 exercises or activities that take place at the stations. Circuits should be designed to avoid working the same muscle groups at stations that follow one another. The number of work stations, repetition, and the rest periods should add up to 15-20 minutes for one complete circuit. Repeat three to six times, depending on their length. Circuits can be designed for a particular sport. For example, a skill circuit can be constructed for games players wherein exercises can be replaced by short skill practices. FARTLEK TRAINING The name Fartlek comes from Swedish meaning ‘speed play’. It involves ‘run as you please’, alternating fast and slow effort over varied terrain such as grass, sand, flat, hills, etc. Fartlek training doesn’t precisely control the work and rest periods. This is very good for game players since games have many changes in speed. The mix of fast and slow work can be changed to suit the sport and energy system. It is used to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness, depending on how the training is done. There are a wide variety of training methods based on the ways in which the body adapts to regular exercise. All the methods can be adapted to suit particular training programmes.center_img CONTINUOUS TRAINING This involves the aerobic system and improves endurance. The aerobic system includes the heart, lungs, and vascular system. Activities such as brisk walking, jogging, running, dancing, cycling, swimming, and rowing are ideal examples of aerobic training. The oxygen demand must be matched by oxygen intake. Continuous means you do not stop to rest. It is submaximal, meaning you do not work flat out. This type of training should last for at least 12 minutes in order to achieve adaptations. The intensity of training can be judged from the heart (pulse) rate. Therefore, if you train within certain target heart rate training zones during aerobic exercise, the most efficient gains in aerobic fitness will be achieved without starting to work anaerobically and developing an oxygen debt. This is dependent on age, gender, and resting heart rate of the individual. The target heart training rate zone is worked out by subtracting your age from 220 and then aiming to keep your heart rate between 60% and 85% of this maximum figure. For example, for a person of 45 years who wants to exercise for 20 minutes, three times per week: Max Heart Rate = 220 – 45 = 175 60% of 175 = 105 85% of 175= 150 approximately. Therefore, the person should aim for a target heart rate of 105-150 beats per minute during exercise. INTERVAL TRAINING This involves exercising at a certain rate (work interval) for a certain time then resting for a certain period (rest interval) in order to recover and then repeating the process. Sessions of interval training can be organised into sets with longer rest intervals between sets. For example, running 200 metres in sets of six with a one-minute jog round between each one then resting for a longer period of 10 minutes before repeating the whole process another two times. Both the aerobic and anaerobic systems can be improved using this method. The length of the rest-recovery period depends on how hard you exercise (intensity) during the work interval.last_img read more

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first_imgLudlow Watts, manager of Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, defended the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) selection of Rasheed Dwyer to the team, while explaining the exclusion of quarter-miler Ricardo Chambers.Watts explained that Dwyer, who finished fifth in the 200m final at the JAAA/Supreme Venture Limited National Senior Championships and out of the automatic qualifying spots for his pet event, was added as a member of the 4x100m pool as a replacement for Andrew Fisher, who effectively gave up his spot after defecting to Bahrain.Chambers, who had battled his way back from years of injuries and setbacks, crossed the line in third place in the men’s 400m final at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships, which serves as the primary selection method for the World Championships.The athlete celebrated what seemed an automatic spot in the individual 400m, with the JAAA selection policy making provision for the top-three finishers with IAAF qualifying standards as representatives in individual events.However, Chambers was later disqualified for a lane violation, promoting Peter Matthews to the third and final automatic individual spot, with Edino Steele, Jonia McDonald and Dane Hyatt also promoted to the fourth – sixth positions.All three were, as a result, named as members of the 4x400m relay pool, with Chambers – who posted the third fastest time by a Jamaican this year (44.93) at the NACAC Championships recently – and a number of observers expressing surprise at his exclusion from the squad.Vacancy filled”In the case of (Rasheed) Dwyer, there was a clear vacancy because we had six places for the (4x100m) relay pool, but ended up with only five athletes because one person who had qualified in the top six at trials, (Andrew) Fisher, is looking to represent another country, so that left us with five athletes and a clear vacancy in the 4x100m,” Watts told Gleaner Athletics. “Based on the entry, you could not have gotten anyone else on the team unless it was someone for the relay pool.”He added: “In the case of (Ricardo) Chambers, there was no scope for him to get in because they already selected six athletes for the 4x400m pool, so he could only have been named to the squad if someone withdrew,” Watts explained.The JAAA selection policy states:”Athletes placing in the first four positions in the 100m and 400m will be named to the relay pool. The remaining members of the relay pool will be selected by the JAAA Selection Committee.”As mandated by the IAAF, athletes who are selected to run individual 100m/400m are automatic members of the relay pool.”Dwyer, who is coached by technical leader Maurice Wilson, also has wildcard considerations, having won the 200m at the just-concluded Area championships, the NACAC Open Champs in San JosÈ, Costa Rica.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Liberian government, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and UN Women, have signed a US$6.5m agreement to prevent gender based violence in the country.The funding is also intended to strengthen the capacity of institutions helping to tackle Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV).Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell signed on behalf of the government, while the Deputy Country Representative and Officer-in-Charge of the UN Women Liberia, Peterson Magoola, signed for his organization.Minister Cassell said according to GBV statistics there is a relatively slow trend in the fight against this social menace. “From January to August 2016 a total of 931 GBV cases were reported, of which 610 were rapes, compared to January to September 2015 when a total of 1,088 GBV cases were reported nationwide of which 588 were rapes.“Also, between January and December 2014, at the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which was a regional health and developmental crisis, women and children were still violated and a total of 1,392 GBV cases were reported, of which rape accounted for 682. In 2013 a total of 2,159 GBV cases were reported and 1,215 were rapes; 2,495 were reported in 2012, with rape accounting for 1, 501; and 2,383 reported in 2011, with 1,476 rape cases,” she said.UN Women is a global advocate for gender equality working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which all women and girls can exercise their human rights and live up to their full potential. The agreement was sealed yesterday at the Gender Ministry during the official launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender, which is also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The funding was provided by the Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).Mr. Magoola said the agreement would tackle four key areas with diverse executors.The prevention of gender based violence will be undertaken by UN Women and Gender Ministry, while institution-strengthening will be handled by UNDP and the Ministry of Justice; the communication component is between UNICEF and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, while coordination is again to be undertaken by UN Women and the Gender Ministry.Minister Cassell emphasized that violence against women, men, girls and boys is a violation of their human rights.She recounted that this year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism and the 15th commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against gender violence campaign in Liberia. “I wish to call on all of you to help create a healthy and not abusive environment where everyone can enjoy peace with safe spaces,” the Minister said. “This year’s 16 Days will also focus on the launch of the End Child Marriage campaign as well as ending violence against children through the launch of the 116 Help-line for Children. “We have come again to ask our media colleagues, our guests and the listening public to help us strengthen this campaign with the communities, the churches, the mosques, the schools, the traditional leaders and stakeholders to end gender based violence and prevent another woman, another man, another girl, another boy and another child from being abused, from being raped, from being sodomized and from being deprived to live as the result of sexual gender based violence.”The Minister added that “this year’s celebration is being observed under the national theme, ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World; Stop Domestic Violence, End Child Marriage while Educating All.’” The free hotline to enable children to report violence through any GSM company is 116, which has been temporarily installed at the Gender Ministry, but will be officially transferred and installed at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgA fisherman and a vendor were on Friday jailed for 24 months when they appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, charged for breaking and entering.Forty-two-year-old Mark Angus of New Amsterdam, and 27-year-old Toby Singh of West Coast of Demerara (WCD) admitted that they broke and entered the Paradise Hotel between January 3 and 4, 2018, and stole cement and tools, with a total value of $40,060.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, at about 17:00h on January 3, the Virtual Complainant (VC), Leon Gorbedan secured his hotel which was under construction and proceeded to his home.However, upon his return the following day (January 4), he found items were missing.He subsequently went to the Brickdam Police Station to file a report but upon his arrival, he was shown the said missing items by Police which he identified as his property.Angus and Singh had already been apprehended by Police with the items in their possession.In handing down the sentence, Latchman told the defendants that they need to work hard for what they want to achieve. She also revealed that considering the prevalence and seriousness of the offence, she will be sentencing them to 24 months each imprisonment.last_img read more

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first_img– Jagdeo says he “lacks reason”, comments illogicalOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has taken Finance Minister Winston Jordan to task over comments he made at a recent public event about the Amaila Falls Hydroelectricity Project (AFHP), which he said lacked veracity and did not conform to logic as reasons for halting the project.While Jagdeo admitted that the coalition Government’s intention not to pursue the AFHP has been made known before, he accused Jordan of providing insubstantial evidence and reasoning as to why the now Government has decided not to continue with the project’s full implementation.The Opposition Leader was making reference to Jordan’s speech made at a recent Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) event. While many people were frowning over the speech, according to Jagdeo, policy-wise, it lacked substance and vision. “Not a single attempt to address any of the concerns of the manufacturing sector and the services sector in a tangible way, just platitudes,” he added.Finance Minister Winston JordanThe AFHP, which formed part of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), was the brainchild of Jagdeo, and was commissioned in 2009. And having taken up office in 2015, the now Government had repeatedly stated its disapproval of resurrecting the project.But the former President believes that the coalition Government has killed the project, although it was set to provide Guyana with a massive source of electricity. “This is the year we would have turned on the switch and hydropower would have flowed through the country,” he said.No debtJagdeo reminded that arrangements under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government would have guaranteed that the Government would not have incurred any debt for this project.In fact, part of the financing was expected to come from a Norwegian grant to buy equity into the project. The remainder would have been private funding from the contractors, who were expected to sell power to Government, some through equity and some through a loan.Jagdeo said, “But we would have bought power at half of the price that we were generating power at 2012 because of the price of oil at that time which was about 20 cents per kilowatt hour…we would have bought power at 10 cents per kilowatt hour.”Although there were concerns about some technical issues with the project, Jagdeo explained that these were dealt with. An evaluation found that a reservoir could have been constructed to facilitate the continuous flow of power, in the event the dry season stepped in.Addressing the issue of alleged corruption associated with the AFHP, which Jordan sought to address during the Private Sector event, Jagdeo said although there were some concerns raised about the then contract associated with Fip Motilall, he has repeatedly called on the Government to release the evaluation report done by a technical team when the bids were received.“They have a copy of the report and you would see that the politicians had no role in evaluating the bid. We gave it to the lowest tender and I saw some pictures of the road, the roads done by that contract are holding up strongly,” Jagdeo further added.The allegation that PPP/C Government sought financing for the project through multilateral banks is untrue, Jagdeo said, explaining that his Government never approached any multilateral financial institution except the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for some equity, but not on a major scale. He said most funds were expected to come from the Private Sector.Cut costMaking reference to the independent review of the AFHP which was conducted by Norconsult, a reputable consultancy firm out of Norway contracted by the Government of Norway, Jagdeo said Jordan’s argument did not coincide with what is contained in the 3000 pages of the comprehensive report.Picking up on the statement made by the Finance Minister that “Norway no longer has the appetite for the proposed 165-kilowatt Amaila Falls hydropower station, because Norwegian officials have found some areas of concern,” Jagdeo said Jordan’s comments were distasteful.According to Jagdeo, the Norwegian report in Government’s mind is “useless”. However, he believes that someone should advise the Minister and his Cabinet colleagues to read the report and look at the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract, the environmental and feasibility studies. “None of them read it. I talk to MPs and they still repeat it will be a big debt,” he contended.While referring to various pages of the report, Jagdeo also believes that the only realistic path for Guyana towards an emissions-free electricity sector is the development of its hydropower potential. He also pointed to the report which stated the coalition Government’s commitment to resume the project.More importantly however, the former President quoted a section of page 32 of the report which stated that constructing Amaila would have helped to cut electricity costs by more than 50 per cent for the energy produced by the AFHP or US$3.3 billion over 20 years.“Jordan is talking about saving money and reducing cost. The figure is US$3.3 billion in 20 years nearly G$700 billion by building Amaila. And you know who would have saved it? The consumers of this country. We can’t find $9 billion to keep sugar alive for the next couple of years or the $1.7 billion grant to schoolchildren. But we killed an opportunity that would have saved us that much.”The Opposition Leader has repeatedly called on Government to restart the AFHP immediately, and has said that he was willing to engage in discussions on all the recommendations set out in the report.last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home on Friday night as they hosted the Sexsmith Vipers.At 5:09 into the game, the Huskies were off to a good start as Gary Loewen would score a goal with an assist from Nathan Bragg making the score 1-0.Then with 2:06 remaining in the frame, the Vipers would send on into the net making the score tied at one apiece as they headed into the second.- Advertisement -In period two, the score remained tied at one apiece for the majority of the period as both teams struggled for control of the puck.Then at 3:25 left in the period, Joel Bourgeois would score one on the Vipers with a feed Aiden Craig-Steele and Oscar Burgess making the score 2-1.The lead wouldn’t last long as the Vipers would tie the score at two apiece with 27 seconds remaining in the frame.Advertisement In the third, Gary Loewen would score his second goal of the night, at 4:40 into the frame, with assists by Geoff Dick and Brady Marzocco making the score 3-2.Then with 4:35 remaining in the third, the Vipers would once again tie the score making it 3-3.The tie was not broken, so this forced the teams into some five minute three-on-three overtime.The puck went back-and-forth between ends but in the end, the Vipers would make the deciding goal at 1:05 into overtime.Advertisement The Vipers won this game 4-3 over the Huskies.Huskies Coach, Todd Alexander, says his team is currently slumping and needs to work hard pick up on performance.“We’re slumping right now and the only way out of it is through hard work and we really need to just bear down, now worry about it, and not dwell to hard on it. At the end of the day, we’ll just figure it out.”Currently, in the NWJHL Standings, the Huskies are in second place, with 36 points, behind the first place Junior Canucks.Current NWJHL League Standings as of January 21. Source NWJHLAdvertisementcenter_img Up next, the Huskies are on the road this Saturday, January 26, as they face the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks with puck drop at 8:00 p.m. at the Memorial Arena.last_img read more

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first_imgWorld Record to be Attempted at the 2009 Fort St. John International Air ShowThe Fort St. John International Air Show Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John will be hosting the Fort St. John International Air Show this summer on Sunday, July 19, 2009.  – Advertisement -The Committee is excited to announce a set of new performers to this year’s already full line-up of performers, Jurassic Attack and Maniac.  These monster trucks are huge 4×4’s that destroy everything in their way. The machines weigh about 10,000 pounds, are 12 feet high, 12 feet wide and have motors that close in on 2,000 horse power.  Maniac is coming to the 2009 Fort St. John International Air Show to attempt a new World Record, for the world’s longest wheelie.  “This is an exciting new set of performers for the Air Show this year” Said Darlene Hamre, Show Producer, “Not only are two monster trucks coming to perform, but they will attempt a World Record which is very exciting, especially if they accomplish what they came here to do.”Jurassic Attack and Maniac are no strangers to Air Shows.  During their previous tours of Canada and the U.S., they have stopped at many air shows including the Lethbridge International Air Show where they say the pilots had just as much fun in the monster truck cockpits as they did in the planes. Tickets are on sale at Petron Communications, Quality Inn Northern Grand, Fort St. John’s Visitor Centre and online at www.fsjairshow.com.  You can also see the show for free if you volunteer to help with the show.  To apply as a volunteer, please visit www.fsjairshow.com to sign up online or call (250) 787-7100.  Free shuttle busses will help move people from the North Peace Arena to the Airport starting at 11am on Sunday July 19th.  Parking will cost $15 at the airport with proceeds going to North Peace Search and Rescue.Advertisement With 2009 marking the 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight in Canada, we are expecting the F-86 Sabre “Hawk One” which has been restored and painted to mark this great achievement plus great acts like the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the Skyhawks and much more!  The last Air Show in Fort St. John was held in July of 2007 and over 8,000 people attended the evening show and thousands of dollars was donated to local charities and non-profit societies in the North Peace.  Keep track of the 2009 Fort St. John Air Show by visiting fsjairshow.comlast_img read more

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first_imgNow that he’s back on the stand-up circuit, Dave Chappelle has a lot to say. The comic, who walked out on a $50 million deal to continue his TV show and briefly took a respite in South Africa, shattered the Laugh Factory’s endurance record by taking to the comedy club’s stage for six hours and seven minutes on Sunday. “He was absolutely amazing, for six hours making people laugh,” the club’s owner, Jamie Masada, said Tuesday. Masada said the previous record of three hours and 50 minutes was accomplished earlier this month by Dane Cook. But until then the mark had stood at two hours and 41 minutes since Richard Pryor set it in 1980. Chappelle walked out on the third season of his hit Comedy Central show last May, leaving fans and industry observers to question his motives and even his sanity. He has said since that he didn’t feel he could be himself on the show. “The bottom line was, white people own everything, and where can a black person go and be himself or say something that’s familiar to him and not have to explain or apologize?” he told Esquire magazine. He has since returned to the stand-up circuit and released the documentary “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.” – Associated Press Gladys Knight to get the ELLA Gladys Knight will receive the 16th annual ELLA Award from the Society of Singers. The honor, named after its first recipient, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, salutes entertainers for their musical successes and dedication to charitable and humanitarian causes. “It is a truly awesome feeling to be receiving this honor. Ella was the sweetest and most beautiful person as a talent and as a human being,” Knight said Tuesday. Knight will receive the award Sept. 10. Past winners include Elton John, Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion. “Gladys Knight has one of the greatest and most distinctive voices of our time,” said Jerry F. Sharell, the Society of Singers’ president and chief executive officer. (The Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization offers services to meet the emergency financial needs of professional singers worldwide.) Knight, 62, has won seven Grammys in her career, with hits including “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye).” – Associated Press 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

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first_imgAuthorities used search warrants to look for more fireworks in their homes, said Samardzich. None were found, he said. Officials from the San Bernardino County sheriff’s and fire departments went to Nevada and watched the group purchasing the fireworks and then surreptitiously changing vehicles throughout Sunday afternoon, he said. Alhambra and Pasadena officials were called after a vehicle license check showed the red Nissan Altima and Ford pickup truck were registered in the Alhambra area, according to Samardzich, who was among those who stopped the group around 3 a.m. The U-Haul had been rented in Alhambra, according to Kabala. “The trailer was stuffed with bottle rockets and tube launchers,” Samarzich said. “The car also was loaded with a numerous boxes of fireworks.” All fireworks are illegal in California with the exception of “safe and sane” varieties allowed in some cities. Every year authorities remain on high alert for illegal transport of fireworks from Pahrump, Nev., he said. “There are warehouses filled with fireworks that exist solely because it is close to the California border,” he said. mary.gurton@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALHAMBRA – Authorities with a search warrant Tuesday found methamphetamine in the home of a man arrested with four others on suspicion of felony possession of 4,000 pounds of Nevada-purchased fireworks in Barstow early Monday morning, according to fire officials. David Garcia, 27, of South Pasadena was arrested at his girlfriend’s apartment in the 500 block of South Electric Avenue, said Alhambra fire Deputy Chief John Kabala. “It was a small amount most likely for personal use,” Kabala said. Garcia was arrested early Monday on Interstate 15 at the Lenwood exit in Barstow along with Jason Yamasaki, 27, of Monterey Park; Suzan Garcia, 21, of Alhambra; and Dolly Martinez, 31, of Rosemead after investigators discovered fireworks loaded into a single-axle U-Haul trailer towed by the group, said Pasadena fire Investigator Jon Samardzich. last_img read more

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