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Golden Bears return to the field

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) – After spending months away from the field, workouts are underway for Vestal High School athletes. Both athletes are using these fall workouts to stay motivated and get in shape for what they anticipate being a busy spring. Podest is also a two sport athlete playing basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. The school has started light and is working its way up. Initial workouts have consisted of socially distant outdoor activities, with equipment sanitized every few minutes. All athletes required to wear a mask. “Obviously it’s nice to get out here and try and adjust to the new normal,” said Podest. Senior Kiley Marconi was a part of last year’s field hockey trip to regionals. Also a member of the Vestal lacrosse team, Marconi will now have to focus on playing both sports in the span of a few months. “A little different than what we used to do because we aren’t able to do as much but it’s been good just getting out here,” said Podest. “It will probably be a lot because my sports will likely overlap but I will make it work for my senior season and just push it out,” said Marconi. “I just continue to push myself in these workouts and remember how much I love the game,” said Marconi. “Obviously it’s not like indoors, we can’t do any weight lifting, but just getting out there and working out, it’s just nice to do something different instead of sitting around all day,” said Vestal junior Jarek Podest. The school hopes to return to individual team workouts in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Club Brugge’s Okereke suffers foot injury

first_imgNigeria forward, David Okereke, will be out of action for Club Brugge for up to six weeks after fracturing his foot in training on Thursday. Aanvaller David Okereke liep op training na contact een fractuur op ter hoogte van de middenvoet. De Nigeriaan zal 4 tot 6 weken niet beschikbaar zijn. We wensen hem een spoedig herstel! Loading… Club Brugge currently top the Belgian Pro League by a massive 13 points gap over Gent. Read Also:Europa League: Manchester United draw excites Okereke Their European campaign recently ended after losing 6-1 on aggregate to Manchester United in the Europa League round of 32. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And Unique7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them The 22-year old Nigerian has played 34 times in all competitions this season, scoring 11 goals and providing two assists. He was a summer signing from Italian Serie B outfit Spezia. “Attacker David Okereke sustained a fracture at the level of the midfoot during training after contact,” read a statement on Club Brugge’s Twitter handle. “The Nigerian will not be available for 4 to 6 weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery!”Advertisementlast_img read more

As some players leave the NBA bubble, others consider what might pull them away

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBoth Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverly left Orlando for what have been described as emergency family matters — and JaMychal Green arrived slightly behind his teammates after the death of his grandmother, to whom he was close. The highest profile departure so far, Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, has been out of the bubble since last week and New Orleans said Wednesday there was “no timetable” for his return.All of them are expected back eventually. But re-entry is a laborious and possibly risky process that no one takes lightly.Life inside the bubble provides additional protection from the coronavirus, but outside the bubble is where life is happening. There’s the mundane, such as players and staff having to have family dinners or read to children at night over Zoom and Facetime. But there’s also the big stuff: Children are being born. Life milestones are unfolding. And as the entire country is painfully aware, people are dying.People within the bubble have to make tough decisions over whether it’s worth it to leave and potentially jeopardize their ability to play in the restart. Presiding over a team that was missing four key role players for varying reasons on Wednesday afternoon, Doc Rivers said he tries to keep aware of that how reality can intercede on the artificial environment the NBA has created at the Disney campus.“We are in an unreal life,” Rivers said. “Being in the NBA, I always tell our guys that. And then real life joins in all the time. I think the NBA is probably learning that lesson, probably seeing all the different personal reasons why guys have to leave. That’s real life.” Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> For the first time in months, Lou Williams had finished a competitive basketball game, and a 99-90 win no less.But his first thoughts weren’t with how long it had been, or how good it felt to get back on the court, but rather his teammates.“I want to send a shoutout to Trezz, and I want to send a shoutout to Pat (Beverley) who are dealing with issues at home with family,” Williams said. “Let them know we’re thinking about them.”The NBA bubble hadn’t been open for a week before people started leaving it. The Clippers have felt this pinch as much as any team. Alex Caruso swallowed one of those decisions over the weekend, as his sister Megan got married in Texas on July 18. ESPN was first to report that Caruso had chosen to miss out on the wedding, which Lakers officials told him he could attend, but also pointed to potential risks and the length of the quarantine process upon reentry.The Lakers are already without Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo, making Caruso’s presence all the more important in the bubble with games starting July 30. Even though his sister had originally scheduled the wedding in July to accommodate his offseason, Caruso decided to forego attending, calling it one of his “sacrifices.”“A wedding is a moment in time that I’ll probably never be able to recapture,” he said. “But the many years that I’ll have to create new memories with them is going to be just fine.”A three-month period comes with inevitable “real life” interruptions, some of them that players and staff are planning for. Boston’s Gordon Hayward has acknowledged that he will probably depart the bubble in September when his fourth child is expected.Some have steeled their loved ones to not expect them back. Kyle Kuzma said he’s missed his dog, Snoh, whom he brought in his home during the hiatus, but other than that, leaving has not crossed his mind.“It’s tough for me because, I mean, I’m trying to win a ring so I’m here,” he said. “So if anything happens, sorry in advance.”Players are expected to be able to bring family as guests (which would include a quarantine period) during the playoffs at some juncture, but so far there’s no indication that coaches will be afforded the same luxury. That means planning for various challenging scenarios and deciding when the time might be right to leave the bubble. Vogel acknowledged having those kinds of conversation with his wife, who is watching over his two adolescent daughters.“I have talked about some of that stuff with my wife in particular, if scenario A were to happen, if scenario B were to happen,” he said. “There are scenarios where personal reasons would cause you to leave the bubble, that’s just in life in general. I don’t think it’s really any different but we haven’t had those discussions and we’ll cross those bridges when we come to it.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City Clippers still without Montrezl Harrell, who is in a 7-day quarantine last_img read more

Go Med: Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Geoffrey Ankeney, MD, Family Practice Physician, Kaiser Permanente Olympia Medical CenterHave you ever heard of a “Battle of the Bands” concert? It’s usually a fun show where band after band performs in the same venue, with a winner among them declared usually based largely on crowd response.There’s no fountain of youth, of course, but there is good evidence that the Mediterranean diet leads to real health benefits. Photo courtesy: Kaiser PermanenteTurns out there’s been something similar going on with diets. And the winner is almost always – drumroll, please, Nigel – the Mediterranean Diet.The name of the diet is a bit of a misnomer, by the way. Know anyone who’s ever spent any time in ‘Mediterranea?’ Me neither. The diet is a reference to some commonalities among many of the countries that line the Mediterranean Sea. Most commonly, this means Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, Cyprus, and Croatia.Notably, this list excludes France, which is of course on the Med. And it includes Portugal, which is not on the med. It also leaves off Egypt, Libya, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon– all places with amazing food.So really it’s better then to describe what makes the Mediterranean diet distinctive: it has to do with the composition of the diet, rather than the location in the world where it came from.Fundamentally, we’re talking about a diet with olive oil as the principle source of fat, lots of vegetables especially leafy green ones, fresh fruits (dessert, in many Med cultures), and whole grain cereals, nuts, and legumes. Additionally, the typical Med diet is moderate in seafood, poultry, and dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt. Red wine is common in this diet and a big part of many cultures around the Mediterranean basin, but not consumed excessively. Notably, foods like eggs, red meat, processed meats, and sweets are very rare.There’s no fountain of youth, of course, but there is good evidence that the Mediterranean diet leads to real health benefits.Take heart disease. In a meta-analysis in 2013, the Med Diet was compared to vegan, vegetarian, low-carb (Atkins), high-fiber and high-protein (roughly speaking, a Keto diet) and found to improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Alternately, there was minimal evidence that vegetarian and vegan diets kept pace.The presumed reason for this is the diet’s emphasis on monounsaturated fats (good, we think) and fiber while de-emphasizing saturated fats. The “active ingredient” here is the olive oil. It contains notably oleic acid which is currently thought to be a great source of energy without the many side-effects of many other types of fatty acids. This is an area of avid clinical research. And a 2014 meta-analysis concluded that an elevated consumption of olive oil is associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and stroke.Additional studies have found promising evidence that a Med diet improves blood sugar control in diabetes and reduces risk of developing some cancers. One study found that strict adherence to the diet lowered the chance of dying from cancer by 6%.According to a systematic study in 2016 and two similar reviews in 2013, the Med diet was found to improve cognitive function. One found the diet lowered the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, the others found that cognitive function decline was slowed by the diet in people who already had the disease.Perhaps not surprisingly, in the 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report Best Diets, the Mediterranean Diet was ranked #1, claiming, “With its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and other healthy fare, the Mediterranean diet is eminently sensible.”But life in “Mediterranea” isn’t just about fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Perhaps one of the best precepts of the Med diet is the way it is usually practiced. In most of the countries mentioned, meal time is slow, peaceful and highly family-oriented. Most of the food is fresh because it came from Grandpa’s tomato garden, or the wine was made from the grapes in the family’s small backyard vineyard.All told, yes, the Mediterranean diet likely contains a better balance of nutrients and emphasizes calories that are better for our bodies. But the bigger picture is one of joy around the family table. If we’re going to pick up anything up from our friends collected around the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this is it.last_img read more

Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

first_imgSydney, Oct 20 (AP) Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before heading to a delayed opening of the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continued their visit to Australia and the South Pacific. A thus-far joyous debut royal tour by the couple, buoyed by news that they are expecting their first baby, turned solemn as the Duke of Sussex opened a long-awaited extension to the Anzac Memorial in downtown Sydney’s Hyde Park on Saturday morning. The former British army captain and his wife laid a wreath of Australian native flowers at the steps of the memorial, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison, other dignitaries, and service men and women looked on. Harry and Meghan were then taken on a tour of the newly remodeled shrine, which was first opened in 1934 by Harry’s great-great uncle, Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester, but was left incomplete due to a shortage of funds during the Great Depression. A project worth 40 million Australian dollars (USD 28.4 million) has finally realized the memorial’s original design. In a handwritten signed note pinned to the wreath, Harry wrote, “In memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and in recognition of the men and women for whom the scars endure.” Wearing the tropical dress of his regiment, the Blues and Royals, Harry unveiled a plaque that noted the extension was “opened by a grandson of the Queen.” The wording was a nod to the original plaque Prince Henry unveiled 84 years ago, which noted that the memorial was “opened by the son of a king.”advertisement Harry saluted as the Last Post rang out across Hyde Park, while Meghan, in a long black dress by New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead, stood beside him. The royal couple later visited Sydney Harbour’s Cockatoo Island, where Harry delighted some children by joining them in playing with remote-controlled cars. The couple visited the island to watch an Invictus Games event the Land Rover Driving Challenge. Harry was scheduled to officially open the games in an early evening ceremony on the Sydney Opera House forecourt. That ceremony, however, was delayed after the city was lashed by a late afternoon thunderstorm. The Invictus Games, Harry’s brainchild and the focus of this tour, were founded by the prince in 2014. The sporting event gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball, and to find inspiration to recover. Harry and Meghan will also visit Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand during their 16-day tour. (AP) SMJSMJlast_img read more