Jamaicans settling well at Junior Pan Am

first_imgJAMAICA’S junior athletes who will start competition at the XVIII Junior Pan Am Championships tomorrow have reportedly settled well at their base at the Lister Centre on the campus of the University of Alberta.The Jamaican team, which comprised 36 athletes (20 males and 16 females) had attended three training sessions since their arrival late Monday night.Head coach Michael Carr was very upbeat while speaking to The Gleaner yesterday and was looking forward to the start of competition.”So far, so good, (there are) no injury concerns and the team is in good spirit,” said Carr.Close to venueThe coach added that they are staying some ten minutes away from the athletic venue.”Where we are staying is in close proximity to the site of the meet. The training venue will be the same venue where the meet will be held. This is a big plus for us as it takes us around ten minutes to reach there … we are taking advantage of this,” continued Carr. “The team is in high spirits and we are hoping that when it matters most, they will deliver.”Carr, who was at the helm when Jamaica topped the world two years ago at the World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, is very pleased with the support given so far by the organisers.”The organisers have been very supportive so far; when we ask for help in any area, they are willing to help us,” said Carr.The country will be hoping to better its medal haul of two years ago when two silver medals were garnered in Medellin, Columbia. Christoffe Bryan finished second in the Boys’ High Jump, while it was also second for the Boys’ 4x100m relay quartet of Odail Todd, Antonio Henry, Jevaughn Minzie and Jahzeel Murphy.It was at the same meet where two of today’s top young international talents had early success as Zharnel Hughes captured the Boy’s 100 metres, defeating Canada’s Andre De Grasse, who finished second for silver. De Grasse also picked up bronze in the 200 metres after finishing third.last_img read more

DD Fitness: 5 things you do not need to do for fat loss

first_imgWhen it comes to fat loss there are many things that people are willing to try to get the weight off as fast as possible.Most of the things that people try are usually unnecessary and will impose unnecessary hardship on the dieter.When it comes to fat loss you should ALWAYS be looking to lose, the most amount of fat you can, while eating as much as you can and doing the minimum effective amount of exercise. This might fly in the face of what you have heard in the past, but if you always go to the extremes when trying to lose fat, where can you go once it stalls?Do more exercise?Eat less food?You know how that will end…… Some of the myths that surround the fat loss game have already been busted and there a LOT of myths in this.I cover 6 of these below and tell you 5 things you DO NOT need to do to lose fat.1. Cut carbs out of your diet.This must be everyone’s go to when trying to lose fat.“If I cut out bread, potatoes, pasta and all other carbs, I’ll lose weight fast”Now this is ‘technically’ true. If you cut out the foods listed above, you will get an immediate drop in ‘weight’. However, this weight is usually fluid and muscle glycogen with very little fat loss and it will slow down and eventually plateau.You are making the diet harder than you need to as these foods are usually what people crave most.A better choice would be to reduce your portion sizes of these foods instead of cutting them out completely.That way you can lose fat while still eating the foods you like. 2. Fat Burning supplementsCLA, Green Tea extract, Hydroxi Cut, Grenade Fat burners, L-Carnitine, Raspberry Ketones, Fat burning teas and coffees. You probably have tried them all!The number of them that are proven to actually work is ZERO. There are no legal fat burners on the market that work, so save your money and stop looking for a magic pill. It does not exist.3. Training fasted, first thing in the morningThis one was made popular by bodybuilders who were prepping for shows.The guys and girls would get up 1 st thing and do anything from 30-60 mins of fasted cardio to burn more fat.Unfortunately, it doesn’t burn more fat.If it is handier for you to do cardio in the morning before breakfast, do it. If you cannot train with food in your stomach, this might be a good alternative. If you are doing it thinking that you will burn more fat, you won’t.4. Eat 6 meals per day to boost your metabolism.Another one that came from bodybuilding.Eat small and often to keep your metabolism high and your body burning more fat throughout the day.The reality is, it doesn’t matter how many meals you eat per day when it comes to fat loss.The main thing that matters is that you are in a calorie deficit.Once that is established, you can space that out over as many meals as suits your needs.5. Eat breakfast to kickstart your metabolism.Another myth that sounds plausible, but has zero truth behind it.Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day.When it comes to fat loss, you don’t need to eat it at all if you don’t want to.As with point 4, the main thing that matters is that you are in a calorie deficit.Then get enough protein in your diet.After that, it is up to personal preference on how you eat.What you must realise is that many of these myths come from the extremes.If you want to lose weight, to look better in your clothes, should you be following the same plan that a bodybuilder is?No you shouldn’t.Even modern bodybuilders are steering away from these practices as things progress. Find a plan that suits you and your lifestyle.Make sure it’s sustainable and be prepared to be in it for the long haul.Being healthy is for life.Not just for 6 weeks of the summer.#TrainSmartIf you want to join a friendly and fun training environment and be in with the chance of winning a €1000 holiday in the process, click the link below and find out how you can join Letterkenny’s leading fitness program.DD Fitness: 5 things you do not need to do for fat loss was last modified: June 17th, 2017 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:dd fitnessemmet rushefat lossrushe fitnessweight losslast_img read more

LAUSD wins again

first_imgWith the approval of Measure Y, the fourth school-construction bond since 1997, the Los Angeles Unified School District has clearly won the trust of the public. Now it must work to keep that trust. The overwhelming majority of voters who approved Measure Y did so at great personal cost. Over the next 25 years, the bond will increase property tax bills by an average of $27 a year per $100,000 of assessed value. That’s more than $150 on the median-price house, and there’s hundreds of dollars more a year to cover the previous bond issues. For that kind of sacrifice, the taxpayers deserve a good return on their investment. They should expect nothing less than that the LAUSD deliver on all the promises it made in advance of Tuesday’s election. First among those is the construction of 60 new schools and the renovation of hundreds more by 2012, a mere seven years away. Next is the promise to end year-round schooling and busing – the ostensible reason for approving Measure Y and all the other bond issues in the first place. That goal should be especially doable, seeing that enrollment is declining. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The district must also make good on its commitment to focus on building smaller learning communities, not the behemoth, warehouse schools of the past. Charter schools, in particular, must figure prominently in the LAUSD’s future. And the district needs to develop a real program to integrate schools into community life. But perhaps the most important of the LAUSD’s campaign promises is that Measure Y would be the last of its kind. After four bond measures totaling $14 billion, the district should have no reason – and would likely garner very little support – if it were to hit up the taxpayers again any time soon. Trust only goes so far.last_img read more

Treaty hunter on the Prairies Here are the dos and donts before

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis week, APTN National News is running a three part series on hunting and treaty rights in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.Running into authorities can be stressful, even when you haven’t done anything wrong.Knowing your rights may help keep your blood pressure in check.Here are 10 do’s and don’ts if stopped by a conservation officer that may keep money, and the keys to your vehicle, in your wallet.The Do’s …Keep calm. Be polite.Ask why you are being stopped.Ask if there is a specific section of the Wild Life Act you are in contravention of.Ask for the Conservation Officer’s business car, name, badge number.Know where Crown land is.The Don’ts … Do not shine a light while on the road or highway.Never shoot from your vehicle.Don’t shoot on private property.Don’t escalate a situation.If arrested and charged, never make a statement.Follow Trina Roache’s stories on hunting and treaties.Special Report: Treaties, Moose and a Line in the Sandlast_img