first_img31% JockeyMts 3rd OMAHA BEACH DUE HOME AT SANTA ANITA SOON FASIG-TIPTON JUVENILE SALE HERE ON JUNE 5 15 8 8 (Current  from April 12 through Sunday, May 19) 5 12 2 Mark Glatt44 Edwin Maldonado42 14 14 19% $319,778 20% 46% $723,458 Flavien Prat56 50% 50% Kent Desormeaux34 9 $368,897 $702,086 29% 15% 12% 5 $721,953 3 11 Joseph Talamo71 0 15 $137,171 27% 4 $381,495 Tiago Pereira76 $134,186 7 55% 2 14 Geovanni Franco50 10 37% 6 15% 5 2nd 53% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 10 20% $274,682 6 48% 56% Victor Espinoza33 7 J. Eric Kruljac20 Tim Yakteen13 46% 64% 24% 12 Money Won 8 4 $186,066 30% $553,587 $374,270 $310,390 Ruben Fuentes74 9 10 10 SADLER’S SOLDIERS SALUTE ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDJohn Sadler has his charges standing at attention awaiting the command of “forwardmarch” for this weekend’s Memorial Day graded stakes bonanza at Santa Anita that features eight graded events worth $2.4 million in prize money.Leading the trainer’s brigade of bluebloods is Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box, poised to capture the Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Monday, Memorial Day, one of three Grade I events worth $1.5 million on the attractive holiday card.In all, Sadler expects to have 20 horses entered over the three-day weekend.“He’s doing better than ever,” Sadler said of Gift Box, who will reunite with Joel Rosario. “This should be his best race.”The Gold Cup is for three-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter and will have another Sadler runner in longshot Higher Power.Sadler, third in the trainer standings with nine wins from 33 starts–27 percent–also has Catapult for the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on grass, and Ollie’s Candy for the Grade I Gamely for fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/8 miles on turf, both on Monday.“Higher Power is a new horse for us,” said Sadler of the Medaglia d’Oro colt previously trained by Michael Stidham. “We’ll have Irad Ortiz on him.“Catapult is doing great. He’s ready to go and hopefully he can win the photo this time,” alluding to the excruciating nose defeat inflicted by Ohio in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile March 30.Sadler added, “There’s another good horse coming for the Shoemaker in Delta Prince,” owned by Stronach Stables and bred by the owner’s Eclipse Award-winning Adena Springs.The Shoemaker is named for the late, great racing veteran, Bill Shoemaker, who was and remains the gold standard among jockeys, 16 years after his death on Oct. 12, 2003.The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race run in the U.S. this year, providing the winner with a fees-paid berth to the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Mile.Ollie’s Candy, previously trained by Bill Morey, makes her first start for Sadler in the Gamely. “It’s her first start since last August in a really tough race with Rymska and Vasilika in there,” Sadler said of the four-year-old Candy Ride filly who won her first three starts before finishing second by a neck twice, in the Grade II San Clemente and the Grade I Del Mar Oaks.Sadler’s run doesn’t stop there.On Saturday, Horse Greedy returns to the races in the Grade III Daytona Stakes for three-year-olds and up at five furlongs on turf after a seven-month absence. “He was a good horse last year for us,” Sadler said of the six-year-old Horse Greeley gelding. “He ran some good races with some good numbers. He ran a good second going five-eighths on the grass.Also Saturday, Cistron attempts to prove his front-running, runaway 5 ¼-length romp in the Grade II Kona Gold April 20 was no aberration when he returns in the Grade II Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs. Prior to that, his 13 previous races were on the turf.“We think seven-eighths is a good distance for him,” Sadler said.On Sunday, he sends out Ginger Nut in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes for fillies and mares three and up at five furlongs on turf. “She beat three-year-olds at Keeneland (on April 12, rallying from 12th and last going 5 ½ furlongs on turf) but she’ll be in against older in the Monrovia, and it’s a bit early in the year for that, Sadler said, “but she’s got a really nice kick if there’s a good speed duel up front.”“All our horses have been running really well, so we’re looking forward to this weekend.”Monday is Dollar Day, with soda and beer on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2.PRIME ATTRACTION STAKES HIS CLAIM IN WHITTINGHAMPrime Attraction makes his 16th straight stakes start in Saturday’s Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes, all but one a graded event and six of them Grade I’s.His lone win during a span that began in the Grade II Californian at Santa Anita more than two years ago, on April 22, 2017, came in the Grade III Native Diver on Nov. 25, 2017. “He’s been pretty good and pretty consistent,” said Jim Cassidy, who trains the six-year-old Unbridled’s Song horse for principal client Deron Pearson, who campaigns as DP Racing. “The horse is doing fine since he came back from Kentucky (where he finished an eventful 12th in the Grade I Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on May 4).“We’d like to win this race for more reasons than one, since I knew Charlie. He was a good man, and I did win the race in 2016 (with 11-1 shot Si Sage).”FASIG-TIPTON JUVENILE PROSPECTS ON SITE FOR JUNE 5 SALEWith a sales catalogue that consists of 169 well-bred juveniles, Santa Anita’s first-ever Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Old in Training Sale, scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, is taking shape as 50 horses are expected in the sale barns by this afternoon, according to Fasig-Tipton’s Michael Machowsky.“We’ve got 40 here this morning and we expect to have 50 by late this afternoon,” said Machowsky. “We’ve got a terrific setup in close proximity to the seven furlong chute and these horses are all going to the racetrack each morning.  We encourage people who are interested to stop by and inspect whoever they’d like.“Additionally, they can watch them train from the Grandstand, watch them cool out and get to know them.  All of our horses are going to the track with Fasig-Tipton saddle towels, which include their individual hip number, so they’re easy to keep track of out there.”With the sale’s Under Tack Preview set for Monday, June 3, Machowsky noted that x-rays of each horse will be readily available.“Every horse in the sale will have x-rays on file for review,” he said.  “And prospective buyers can submit requests for credit applications online at, or they can fill out hard copy credit applications that are included in all of our catalogues, which are available in the Racing Office and at our Santa Anita sales location.”The sale’s Under Tack Preview will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 3.  Complete video of each horse’s on-track performance will be available on-site and at the Fasig-Tipton website.The Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be conducted on Wednesday, June 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in Santa Anita’s Seabiscuit Walking Ring.Vehicular access to the Fasig-Tipton Sales barns is best served by entering Santa Anita’s Gate 5, on its northeastern perimeter. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.SANTA ANITA HOSTS JOCKEY BENEFIT JUNE 22On June 22, a once a year fundraising event known as Jockeys and Jeans will be held at Santa Anita for the first time.Started by retired riders for the benefit of their peers who have experienced catastrophic injuries, it will be the sixth annual event which to date has raised more than $1 million for fallen riders, with all proceeds benefitting the Permanent Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).The event schedule at Santa Anita: autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. near the Paddock starting gate; Silent Auction available to all on-track fans, 11 a.m. throughout the day near the Paddock Starting Gate; and a Chandelier Room Party starting at 12 noon.Cost to enter is $65.Cost for a guaranteed seat is $100, while a premium ticket guaranteeing seating, a morning barn tour and a signed Justify pennant goes for $200.  Tickets include buffet lunch from 12 to 3 p.m.,racing program, wagering tip sheet, specialty silent and live auction items, ceremonial festivities, music and much more. Those unable to attend may make a donation to the PDJF of $25 via CONTENT FROM XBTV:Pretty Point works 4 furlongs. (Gallagher) 5-24-19Kazan works 5 furlongs. (Baltas) 5-24-19Juggles worked 5 furlongs. (O’Neill) 5-24-19Bella Luma works 4 furlongs. (Koriner) 5-24-19Stronach 5: All-Star Ticket for May 24th, 2019.XBTV Friday: What to watch for at Santa Anita Park on May 24th, 2019.Polity worked 5 furlongs (Hofmans) 5-22-19Nevermissesabeat worked 4 furlongs (Gaines) 5-22-19Withholding Info worked 5 furlongs (Baffert) 5-22-19Golden Goddess worked 3 furlongs (Sherlock) 5-22-19Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19Cistron works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-17-19Ashleyluvssugar works 5 furlongs. (Eurton) 5-17-19FINISH LINES: Richard Mandella hopes karma is king when he sends out United in Saturday’s Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Mandella is stabled at Barn 4, the former stomping grounds of the late, great trainer Charlie Whittingham, for whom the race is named. United, a Giant’s Causeway gelding, closed furiously in his last two starts, both at a mile, and will be making his stakes debut Saturday. “It looks like that’s what he wants to do,” Mandella said of the longer distance. Mandella also reports pre-race Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach is “getting better” at WinStar Farm in Lexington after surgery for an entrapped epiglottis that forced him to miss the race, but, ‘We’re waiting on flight arrangements” before he returns to Santa Anita . . . The popular Spring Carnival at Santa Anita offers three days of exciting rides, games and entertainment this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 27. Fans can enjoy the Red, White & Brew Beer and Sour Festival tomorrow. Purchase your package online and receive your own souvenir acrylic pint glass. For details, please visit . . . Adorable Corgis will compete during the annual SoCal Corgi Nationals Sunday at Santa Anita. For more info, visit Martin Garcia36 4 2 10 $554,296 Andrew Lerner9 6 3rd 6 4 22% 66% Mario Gutierrez38 15% 17% $177,503 4 Bob Baffert17 16 10 $607,150 4 Aaron Gryder52 3 7 3 $339,138 16% John Sadler33center_img Richard Baltas38 4 8 8 $404,184 ITM% TrainerMts 12 45% 5 Rafael Bejarano73 9 8 Doug O’Neill54 7 40% 5 Vladimir Cerin27 2 67% 5 11 8 1st 46% 8 42% 1 5 28% 64% 1 71% 7 $540,375 19% Martin Pedroza27 ITM% Richard  Mandella18 Win% 13 2nd 7 12 32% Money Won $210,988 $419,265 Jerry Hollendorfer27 3 30% $705,459 PRIME ATTRACTION MAKES THE ‘GRADE’ AGAIN 41% 50% 1 5 5 3 2 63% $545,978 22% Heriberto Figueroa33 $514,649 0 56% 56% 56% $159,922 4 6 $158,675 18% 6 $198,337 Steve Knapp21 SADLER MOUNTS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND CHARGE 9 5 5 16% $422,430 J. Keith Desormeaux18 16% 56% 14% 12% $166,056 23% 1 13 3 8 39% 4 Philip D’Amato42 Win% 6 1st 4 0 56% 55% 16% 12% 24% 3 Drayden Van Dyke57 4 58%last_img read more

Only 23% of babies exclusively breastfed in Guyana – report

first_imgAccording to a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report only 23 per cent of babies are exclusively breastfed in the first six months, and Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Karen Cummings has stated that one of the key reasons for this prevalence is because the majority of mothers are working.Women should breastfeed their babies for six months said the World Health Organization since it reduces the risk of baby becoming infected, creates bonding between mother and child, and prevents ovarian cancer.The UNICEF report: “The State of the World’s Children 2016: A fair chance for every child” said early initiation of breastfeeding is 49 per cent in Guyana, which indicates that less than half of the women giving birth breastfed their newborns during their most crucial months.Public Health Minister Dr George Norton had expressed that if the sector requires mothers to breastfeed fully for six months then there should discussions about mothers being granted six months leave since most mothers are part of the labour force. He acknowledged that this might burden employers but in the long run it will be worth it.Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence last Wednesday stated that the ministry is in support of a social policy for six months maternity leave to be granted to mothers, and so it has been placed on the 2017 ministry’s agenda.Lawrence indicated that in the ministry’s 2017 programme they will push to ensure that wherever there are ministries and government agencies there should be a place for mothers to go and breastfeed their babies.She stated that they plan on starting with the Ministry of Social Protection as soon as their new building is completed. She stated that there is need for day-care services and breastfeeding rooms to be incorporated into the working force so as to accommodate mothers and assist them in early childhood development.However, this new policy might not sit well with the private sector because according to some critics “time is money” and no employer would want to have a staff out for six months.In 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) had called for more employers to support breastfeeding mothers in the Caribbean and Americas. The organisation stated that the employers were more than likely to reap benefits for their businesses and their countries’ economies.It stressed the need to support women in balancing work and family, and especially to breastfeed their babies, according to public health recommendations, which are based on research that establishes health benefits from breastfeeding that range from reduced infections and improved IQ in babies to lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer in mothers.The health organisation stated that promoting breastfeeding in the workplace increases benefits for employers, including employee loyalty to companies as a result of gratitude and satisfaction, and reduced absenteeism because breastfeeding employees’ babies get sick less often and less severely.So far, Giftland Mall is the only public place that has a designated room for breastfeeding mothers. Speaking to this newspaper on Sunday, Roy Beepat stated that the creation of a space for mothers to breastfeed is becoming a “standard practice” around the world and so he decided to set the pace for Guyana.The Linden Regional Hospital as well has a room for staff to breastfeed their babies.The Guyana Publication Inc has also set the pace for the private sector by offering free day service for its entire staff.Minister Cummings stated that the ministry is working assiduously to ensure that mothers exclusively breastfeed for six months and of the instigation of six months maternity leave. She stated that the two other major reasons why women do not breastfeed are: because they choose not to; and they are HIV infected.In Guyana, only six out of 12 hospitals have been accredited with Baby-Friendly Hospital Status.Among the criteria to attain Baby-Friendly Status are to have written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all healthcare staff, inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breast feeding, and give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk unless medically indicated otherwise.It is fitting to note that the Georgetown Public Hospital, where the majority of babies are born, was not accredited.last_img read more

Banks DIH in collaboration with NBTS and NSC in blood drive

first_img– Give Blood, Save LivesThe National Sports Commission (NSC) and Banks DIH Limited are collaborating with the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) as that entity hosts a blood drive at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) on Saturday, September 15.It is understood that in support of this event, the NSC has gone to great lengths to solicit help from various parts of the country, and faithful donors have been alerted, while Banks DIH will be playing the role of rejuvenating blood donors.Dr Pedro Lewis of the NBTS has stated that the Blood Bank always tries to increase the donations of blood received by the NBTS that’s why importantly the process is a continuous one.He added that every day some hospital would call the blood bank requesting blood(L-R): Dr Pedro Lewis of the NBTS, Radha Ramdhani, Director of Sport Christopher Jones, and Banks’ Malts Manager Clayton McKenzieto save lives; and although receiving a donation of blood may sound easy, it’s not that easy to get someone to come and sit in a chair and donate blood. That is why the NBTS has to think outside of the box in getting donations of blood, thus the collaboration.Clayton McKenzie, the Malts Manager of Banks DIH, was present at the ceremony. He declared that Banks DIH is delighted to be a part of this NBTS initiative because it will aid in saving lives at hospitals.As per requirements, the NBTS is asking donors to eat as per normal and drink fluids before donating blood. It is also essential to consume fluids after donating blood.The blood drive is open to the general public. Donors will be able to participate in sporting activities such as darts, basketball and draughts while they await their turn to donate blood and save lives. Prizes will also be at stake.It should also be noted that alcohol should not be consumed 24 hours before donation. All between the ages of 16 and 65 are welcome to donate blood, but minors will have to be accompanied by a parent.last_img read more

Man City top financial firepower list

first_imgCity, who have dropped just four points in the league this season, lead the way ahead of Arsenal. Tottenham are fifth on the list ahead of seventh-placed Manchester United, with Chelsea in ninth.According to the study, Arsenal have £766 million ($1 billion) worth of fixed assets — following their move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium — more than any other club in world football, while only Manchester United have more money in the bank (£307 million) than Arsenal’s £300 million.The annual report by event organiser Soccerex suggests that Arsenal have the monetary muscle to “invest significantly” in the transfer market.Manchester City, for so long under-achievers in English football, have seen their fortunes transformed since a 2008 takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group.They have won two Premier League titles in the past decade and Pep Guardiola’s team look certain to win it again this year as they are already 15 points clear of nearest challengers Manchester United.“Manchester City, one of the most famous cases of significant foreign investment changing a club’s status and potential, top the rankings,” the study says.“Arsenal’s second place in the rankings, ahead of PSG (Paris Saint-Germain), will surprise many and is certainly a talking point in light of criticism the club receives from some quarters for its perceived lack of spending in the transfer market,” it adds.“Their ranking is a reflection of the club’s professionalism and a sound business model. The position of financial strength means Arsenal could invest significantly should the hierarchy of the club choose to change their business strategy.”Liverpool are 16th on the list, while 2016 Premier League champions Leicester are 20th. French giants PSG, who broke the transfer record to sign Neymar last summer, are third ahead of Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande. Real Madrid are sixth with their La Liga rivals Barcelona only 13th.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero eyes the ball during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on November 21, 2017 © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 4 – Premier League leaders Manchester City have more financial muscle than any other club in world football, according to a study that sees English clubs dominate the top 10.The Soccerex Football Finance 100, which ranks the world’s top teams based on both their playing and fixed assets, money in the bank, owner potential investment and debt, was published on Wednesday.last_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday sign Gary Hooper on emergency loan deal from Norwich

first_imgSheffield Wednesday have signed Norwich striker Gary Hooper on an emergency loan deal.The former Celtic player, who has netted 20 goals in 70 matches for the Canaries, will remain at Hillsborough until January 17. Hooper, recently recovered from an ankle injury, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Carrow Road this term and the last of his two appearances came in the defeat to Southampton at the end of August. The 27-year-old will link up with fellow Norwich loanee Michael Turner at the Owls. 1 Gary Hooper last_img read more

Republic of Ireland’s Marc Wilson OUT of Euro 2016 due to injury

first_img Marc Wilson in action for Republic of Ireland Stoke defender Marc Wilson has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign through injury.Ireland manager Martin O’Neill confirmed that the 28-year-old, who was named in the initial 35-man squad, will now not be available as he continues to fight his way back from a long-standing knee problem.O’Neill told a press conference in Dublin on Monday: “Marc Wilson has had a setback. The best thing for him is to take four or five weeks off. He will be out.”Wilson has not played a senior game for club Stoke since damaging knee ligaments in January and limped out of a behind-closed-doors friendly last month.He last played for Ireland as a substitute in the 1-1 play-off draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina in Zenica in November.Everton midfielder James McCarthy is to have a scan, but O’Neill has trimmed down his squad ahead of Friday night’s friendly against Holland with Paul McShane, Alex Pearce, Anthony Pilkington and Jonathan Hayes all on standby. 1last_img read more


first_imgThe ongoing dispute over the closure of a right of way at Aghadachor near Carrigart is to hit the airwaves on this coming Monday morning on the Today with Sean O’Rourke programme.RTE has taken a keen interest in the developments at Carrigart since it was first featured in the Tirconaill Tribune in early September.And after the headline revelations in the paper on Thursday last about a Government Dept. raising serious concerns about the planning status of the beach activity centre at Carrigart, RTE decided to come and meet the community and try to find answers to the crux. And on Saturday, the show’s senior reporter Valerie Cox came to Carrigart to walk the 500 metres long right of way only to be stopped in sight of the beach by a seven foot tall gate, locked and solidly welded in a number of places.As a Dublin based security patrol kept watch from a distance, Ms Cox interviewed a group of local whose lives have been affected by the closure of the right of way.Those interviewed included James McCorkell: Tony and Frances McCarry: Andrew Speer: 87 years old Patricia Coyle: Donal Cullen: Brendan McFadden: Senator Brian O’Domhnaill: the Mayor of Donegal, Cllr. Ian McGarvey and John McAteer, Editor, Tirconaill Tribune.Over two hours was spent at the scene on Saturday and it is expected the item will feature in the first hour of Monday morning’s show. The last time that Valerie Cox covered such an obstacle was when she reported on the demolition of the Berlin Wall from the Brandenburg Gate.The Sean O’Rourke Show airs between 10.00 am and noon daily Monday to Friday.DONEGAL BEACH DISPUTE TO FEATURE ON RTE’S ‘TODAY’ SHOW was last modified: November 23rd, 2013 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:AGHADACHOR BEACHbeachCarrigartSean O’RourkeTODAYlast_img read more

Pramerica cements its place in Donegal life with opening of new campus

first_imgPramerica has officially opened its new state-of-the-art campus in Letterkenny.The new building, which employed over 220 local tradesmen during its construction, represents a significant investment by the company.Pramerica currently employs 1,500 people across Donegal with a diverse workforce drawn from over 35 different countries. An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD congratulated the company.“I am delighted to welcome the completion and official opening of Pramerica’s new premises in Letterkenny. This company is a flagship operation in the North West region, having grown significantly over recent years to now employ a very impressive 1,500 staff.“It exemplifies the ongoing success of the Government’s policy of driving balanced regional development, whereby quality jobs can be attracted to a location far from the major cities, when the right skills and infrastructure, particularly ICT, is in place. This new building will help embed Pramerica in Letterkenny and I look forward to the company’s continued success in Donegal.”Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands Joe McHugh TD said: “This is a great day for Letterkenny, Donegal and the North West City Region, a cross-border vision for the growth of connected economies across the border. “We know that jobs created in one jurisdiction benefit the workforce in the other and it is in our interests to help grow the local economy further on that basis.“Pramerica is the largest employer here and makes a substantial contribution to the local economy. The hi-tech new premises here – supported by the IDA – is on a par with anything you will see in any major capital city in Europe.“I want to pay tribute to everyone involved with Pramerica, in the USA, here in Donegal and elsewhere for their continued commitment to this valuable base here. These new premises represent a commitment to the future, to our future here in the North West.”CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan also welcomed the opening of the new site.He said “Pramerica began in 2000 with just eight employees and has grown to become a highly successful company, a great employer of substantial numbers and one of the largest regional reference sellers IDA has for regions. “It shows how successfully companies in regional locations can be scaled. Its longevity in Donegal has been a significant boon for the local economy, not just in Donegal but in the North West region. Developing this new facility demonstrates serious commitment by Pramerica to Donegal and the region. I wish Ciaran and his team continued success.”Pramerica cements its place in Donegal life with opening of new campus was last modified: October 21st, 2017 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:donegalnew campusOPENINGpramericalast_img read more

DD Fitness – Are carbs the enemy?

first_imgOnce again, Carbs are public enemy No1!The BBC had an episode of their show, The Truth about Carbs in which Dr Faisal Maassarani suggested that “the colour of the carbs you eat also matters – and as Dr Xand van Tulleken explains, it’s the beige ones you really have to watch out for.”See more on that here: It doesn’t seem to matter how many times it’s said or how many studies show that your overall CALORIE intake is the root cause of your weight gain.Every couple of years, another television show, or documentary or movie or YouTube channel, comes out with another reason that carbs are to blame.But it isn’t just your carb intake that is to blame, it’s the type you eat and the amount of calories they contain, from carbs AND FATS.This is because most of the ‘carbs’ that people tend to eat, are junk.These aren’t solely carbohydrates. They can quite often have as much fat if not more than carbs, but because of how carbs are vilified and misinformation, people tend to call them carbs.It’s common knowledge that if you want to lose weight, you simply cannot eat carbs because they make you fat….right?Not exactly.Carbohydrates are probably the most misunderstood of all the macronutrients.A few years ago, the humble potato was outlawed and only fools ate them. As ‘beige’ carbs are now being called the worst type by the BBC and Dr Maassarani, this is sure to make another comeback.But, the potato is NOT fattening and doesn’t cause weight gain, unless you go over your daily calorie allowance.In fact, this guy lost 117lbs in a year on a potato diet.So, if they make you fat, how did he lose weight? Oh, that’s right, he was in a CALORIE DEFICIT.If you want to get right down to it, obesity has been steadily on the rise since the 1980’s and continues to climb, but carb and sugar consumption has dropped since the early 2000’s when the low carb movement kicked off in force.So, which is it to be?High carb, low carb, no carb; which will give us the best results?The answer is…all of them.It depends on what your personal preference is and whether you will be able to sustain the way of eating for a prolonged period.When it comes to weight loss, the simplicity of reducing carbs or eliminating them from the diet is a big selling point.People know that once they reduce or eliminate carbs from their diet, they will lose weight.You have reduced or eliminated an entire food group, probably increased veg, so overall calories have reduced (this is the part that people don’t realise) and weight loss will occur.Simples!What isn’t simple is actually sticking to it.You are taking staple foods that you have eaten for years and removing them to get success.Foods like;• bread• pasta• rice• potatoes• oatsThese are the usual foods that people will remove when trying to lose weight.They will initially get weight loss, but this is largely because of fluid loss, muscle glycogen loss and a bit of fat loss.Once the fluid and muscle glycogen loss slows down you will get your true fat loss.But, that is the point where people usually get frustrated and give up, because they do not realise that the initial big drop in ‘weight’ at the beginning of the diet is actually from fluid and your weight loss should slow to 1-2lbs per week.A diet that is based on deprivation is never easy and can lead to binging.It can lead to a bad relationship with food and when you stop the diet and reintroduce carbs, you will get an increase in ‘weight’ due to muscle glycogen and fluid refilling again.But again, this is not fat gain.What we want to achieve when we decide to change our health for the better, is a way that we can do this and be able to enjoy life.If you can’t do this then what is the point?I look awesome, but I’m miserable inside??Not exactly a long-term solution.So, the question is……CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND STILL EAT CARBS???Yes, yes you can.The link below will allow you to work out your daily calories and how much carbs you can allocate yourself per day for your goals.Emmett Rushe: How to calculate your calorie allowance to hit your goal!What people should be focusing on reducing is the foods that are often seen as ‘carbs’ but are really treat foods that have loads of carbs, fat and calories in them.Foods like;• Biscuits• Buns• Donuts• Chips• CrispsDo you have to remove them altogether?No, you just can’t have them ALL THE TIME.You know this already, we are just very good at fooling ourselves to how much of these we eat.These are treats and should be viewed as such.Having one or two things from the list each week won’t mess up your goals.Having one or two each day will.There will always be a Bogeyman that we like to blame, but the one we need to look at are our overall calorie intake and the amount of junk we eat and drink.That is how we will get success.#leanin2018Our NEW SUMMER SHAPE UP program kicks off on the 25th of June.If you would like to be in with the chance of winning one of 2 holidays worth €1500, click the link below and I’ll get you signed up.www.rushefitness.ieDD Fitness – Are carbs the enemy? was last modified: June 8th, 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)last_img read more

Former Donegal TD loses Fianna Fail contest for European election

first_imgFormer Donegal TD Niall Blaney has not selected by Fianna Fáil to contest European elections for Midlands North West. The party have chosen Brendan Smith, TD for Cavan–Monaghan, for the upcoming election to the European Parliament.Mr Blaney ran along with nine candidates at a convention in the Longford Arms Hotel in Longford Town on Friday. The next elections to the European Parliament are expected to be held between 23 and 26 May.Former Donegal TD loses Fianna Fail contest for European election was last modified: March 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:European electionsNiall Blaneylast_img read more