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HealthLifestyle Prolonged TV watching ‘raises diabetes risk’ by: – June 15, 2011 By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC NewsTelly time may distract from more ‘healthy’ activities, say the researchersCouch potatoes beware, say researchers who link prolonged TV watching with an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.Every additional two hours spent in front of the box each day raises the diabetes risk by a fifth and heart disease risk by 15%, a study found.Switching it off and doing something more strenuous instead could stop two people in every thousand developing these conditions, the authors say.The work appears in the journal JAMA.“The message is simple. Cutting back on TV watching can significantly reduce risk of type-2 diabetes, heart disease and premature mortality,” said lead researcher Professor Frank Hu, of the Harvard School of Public Health.The researchers say it is not TV viewing per se that is the problem, but that people who spend hours watching programmes are less likely to lead an active lifestyle as a result and, in turn, are more likely to be overweight or obese.They say other sedentary activities, like sitting in front of a computer playing games or surfing the internet, might have a similar effect, and this should be studied.The investigators examined the findings of eight large studies that included over 175,000 people and looked at the health risks associated with TV viewing.The results showed that more than two hours of TV viewing per day increased risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and more than three hours of daily viewing increased risk of premature death.The researchers estimate that for every additional two hours of TV watched a day there is an increased risk of an extra 38 people in every 100,000 in the US dying from heart and circulatory disease and 176 people in every 100,000 developing diabetes.Dr Iain Frame, of Diabetes UK, said the findings should be a wake-up call about the risk of leading a sedentary lifestyle. He said evidence suggests physical activity can reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes by over 60%.Maureen Talbot, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “I’m sure we’ve all unintentionally lost evenings slumped on the sofa in front of the TV snacking on crisps and biscuits and drinking sugary drinks or alcohol. But it’s important that this doesn’t become a regular activity.“We should try to be selective in how much time we spend watching the TV, and try to be more physically active instead.“We need 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week to keep our hearts healthy, so why not take a walk after work, join a sports team or even just get out for a bit of gardening in the evenings. It’s bound to be a lot more rewarding than staring at the box.”According to the researchers, people in European countries spend around three-to-four hours a day on average watching TV, while people in the US do so for five hours a day. Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 10 Views no discussions Tweet
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Tags: girls tennisliverpool A fine regular season by the Liverpool girls tennis team meant that it returned to the Section III Class A tournament – but it did not stay long.As the no. 4 seed, the Warriors were at home for Tuesday’s quarterfinal match, but it came against undefeated no. 5 seed Christian Brothers Academy, who proceeded to eliminate Liverpool in a 5-2 decision.Both of the Warriors’ points came in doubles, where Juila Schewe and Angelica Underwood rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 win over Grace Catalano and Aubrey Mills as Diana Kozenyatko and Gabby Underwood handled Lily Geneocco and Maddie Tallman 6-2, 6-1.Elsewhere in doubles, Sheridan Bryerton and Kaia Wallingford went to three sets, but lost 6-2, 6-7, 10-5 to Sophie Schultz and Schutie Zirath as Megan Polhamus and Sarah Watkins fell to Hanna Kang and Annie Kilmartin 6-1, 7-5.CBA dominated in singles, too. Liverpool’s Kelly Geiwitz lost 6-2, 6-1, to Juila DelPino, with Olivia Magnarelli falling to Grace DelPino 6-1, 6-1 and Crystal Morgans running into Gieselle Vlassis and taking a 6-0, 6-0 loss.Moving on from this match, CBA then stunned top seed and defending champion Fayetteville-Manlius 4-3 in the semifinals, sweeping the singles and then having Geonecco and Grace Catalano win a third-set tie-breaker over Angela Iskander and Lexi Kellish for the clinching point.Starting next Tuesday, some of Liverpool’s players will start in the individual sectional tournaments, with finals set for Thursday at Oneida High School.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Ghana’s Otto Addo has been named the assistant coach of Denmark club FC Nordsjaelland. The former Black Stars player who also has over 300 German Bundesliga games under his belt starts his duty on Monday as assistant to head Coach Kasper Hjulmand.The German-born Ghanaian said of his role at FC Nordsjaelland:“I’m really thrilled for this new opportunity and I’m looking forward to meeting the other coaches and players.“I’m really excited with the big Danish talent here that can be supplemented by players from Right to Dream, this will give us an unique chance of developing people to the highest level.”Coach Kasper Hjulmand who is looking forward to working with German Bundesliga winner Otto Addo told the club’s official website:“Otto is a person that looks at football the same way that we want the game to be played here in FCN. “The experience that Otto brings, not only as a player but also as coach at Hamburg, means that we will add a person to the coaching team that will give us important knowledge that we can use in the training every day to make the players even better.” Head of football at FC Nordsjaelland Carsten V. Jensen said of Otto Addo’s appointment:“We have been looking for an addition to the team and with Otto on board we have a coach who understands the European and African mentality.“Otto brings valuable experience with the German-mentality with more than 300 games in the Bundesliga and playing in the World Cup. This mentality should help all our players to understand what it takes to play at the top level.”Otto Addo played 15 games for the senior national team of Ghana during his playing career. The Ghanaian at club level played for Borussia Dortmund, VFL 93 Hamburg, Hannover 96, FSV Mainz 05 and Hamburger SV.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Venus Williams of the U.S, reacts after defeating Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Williams won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/David Vincent)PARIS (AP) — BACK TO BUSINESS: After nearly 20 years as a professional tennis player, Venus Williams is going back to school.The seven-time Grand Slam champion said she is taking business classes at Indiana University East, focusing her spare time on doing homework.“I just thought it would help me out in terms of just being more well-rounded with my design businesses,” Williams said after winning her opening match at the French Open. “And I was in school a while, but I had to take some time off because my health went down. I didn’t have the energy to do everything.“So now I’m back and I’m going to close it out, you know, like you’re at 5-1 in the third.”— Chris Lehourites___HELPING ‘KIMYE’ CELEBRATE: Serena Williams said she’s been keeping up with reality TV star Kim Kardashian, helping her pal celebrate before her nuptials.Williams said Sunday after opening the defense of her French Open title with a straight-set victory that she “went to a few of the festivities” in France — including “dinner in Versailles and stuff” — that led up to Kardashian’s wedding in Italy on Saturday to rapper Kanye West.Asked if she had fun, Williams replied: “Always fun with Kim.”— Howard Fendrich, http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich___Roger Federer is known for his calm and poise, and for winning a whopping 17 Grand Slam titles.But if you want to get him flustered, just stare at his nose.“I don’t like it when they come too close,” Federer said Sunday about the cameras at tennis tournaments. “Not necessarily the Spidercam, but the cameraman himself, when I feel like he’s just filming my nose or something.”Another issue is when the cameras get close as Federer is changing shirts during a match.“It’s not like because I like to do that, but it’s because I have to,” Federer said. “And then it’s like that focus, I feel like it’s a bit odd, you know, ‘Who is that guy controlling the camera?’ I don’t know. Is he a weirdo or not? I don’t know. That’s probably why.”The cameras will surely be focused on him again at this year’s French Open because Federer advanced to the second round by beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.— Chris Lehourites___HELLO, MY NAME IS …: Tomas Berdych might not wear his heart on his sleeve, but he wears his name there.Berdych sported a blue track suit that had “TOMAS BERDYCH” in white lettering along the arms and legs when he showed up for post-match interviews after winning his first French Open match Sunday.It wasn’t the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up’s only original sartorial choice.During his 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Canada’s Peter Polansky, the sixth-seeded Berdych wore a blue flower-print shirt — not the typical attire for a Grand Slam tennis player.“Everyone wears the same and everyone looks the same,” Berdych said. “So this is something different, which I like.”— Howard Fendrich, http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich___French Open Watch follows tennis’ clay-court Grand Slam tournament in Paris as seen by journalists from The Associated Press. It will be updated throughout the day.
“The Southland Conference is thrilled to partner with Van Wagner, and we enthusiastically look forward to working with Mike Palisi and the Van Wagner executive team on developing a successfully beneficial relationship for many years to come,” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. “Further, we greatly appreciate the diligent and professional work of Dan Gale of Leona Marketing Group, that represented the Southland in expertly evaluating the marketplace on our behalf and guiding us to this point.” About Southland ConferenceFounded in 1963, the Southland Conference sponsors 19 Division I sports, including FCS football, and serves more than 4,200 student-athletes at its 13 member institutions in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The membership of the Southland encompasses nearly 140,000 current students and an alumni base of 800,000. The collective group of athletic programs serves a local population base of nearly 14 million people, and the league boasts six television markets in the Top 100 of the U.S., including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans and Little Rock. The Southland Conference is located in Frisco, Texas, one of America’s fastest-growing cities and recently named by Money Magazine as the No. 1 Place to Live in the U.S. Sports organizations affiliated with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer are also headquartered in Frisco. Each January, the Southland annually serves as the host conference for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game. NEW YORK – The Southland Conference has agreed to a multi-year marketing and sponsorship sales agreement with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment. As the Conference’s exclusive agent, Van Wagner will negotiate and manage select multimedia rights beginning July 1st, as well as serve as the conference’s corporate sponsorship representative. Since 2014, Van Wagner has become a leader in college sports marketing and was developed to represent the sponsorship or multimedia rights for multiple schools and athletic conferences, including the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Western Athletic Conference, and the West Coast Conference, as well as Arizona State National Sales, Canisius College, East Tennessee State University, Furman University, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola Marymount University, Niagara University, Pepperdine University, Samford University, University of San Francisco, Rider University, Siena College, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Peter’s University, Santa Clara University, Stony Brook University, The University of Texas at El Paso, Towson University, Valparaiso University and The College of William & Mary. The Southland Conference, headquartered in Frisco, Texas, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and sponsors 19 championship sports at the NCAA Division I level. Its members hail from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas and include Abilene Christian University, University of Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist University, University of the Incarnate Word, Lamar University, McNeese State University, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. “Van Wagner is excited to work with the Southland Conference, with nearly 60 years of history, to build a sponsorship and marketing program that works to the benefit of all Southland stakeholders including its 13 member institutions and their student-athletes, fans and greater communities,” said Van Wagner Executive Vice President Mike Palisi. “We look forward to working with Commissioner Tom Burnett, who has led the Southland Conference with distinction for the better part of two decades, and Senior Associate Commissioner Jenny McGhee on building a dynamic sponsorship program that is reflective of the mission and collective value of its member institutions.” Together with Southland Conference leadership, Van Wagner will enhance the fan experience at Conference events while working toward a year-round brand presence for sponsors, member institutions and their student-athletes and fans through sponsorship sales, promotions, event production, and marketing initiatives.
STEVEN BERGWIJN’S debut Tottenham goal was a tribute to a childhood friend whose career was cruelly cut short by brain damage.Abdelhak “Appie” Nouri was one of the most promising products of the Ajax academy for years.2 Steven Bergwijn scored on his debut against Manchester CityCredit: PA:Empics SportBut he collapsed during a friendly in July 2017 due to the same heart problem that almost claimed Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba at Spurs in 2012.Appie survived but suffered permanent brain damage that has left him profoundly disabled.Bergwijn said: “We were like brothers. I have known Appie from when we were seven-years-old.“We came in the same squad. Since then we were best friends.“Before the game [against Manchester City] I spoke with his brother and he told me ‘You’re going to score for Appie’.“And I said ‘OK, watch me, I’m going to score’. I did it.”2 Two throwback snaps of Steven Bergwijn and best pal Abdelhak NouriCredit: FacebookNouri was renowned for his technique and would have been proud of the way his friend took the ball on his chest and lashed it past City keeper Ederson.Bergwijn broke into a smile when asked about Appie the footballer.He said: “Ah fantastic player, this guy could do everything with the ball.“If you ask him ‘do this’ the next day he would say ‘wait’ and he will do it.”But the events of July 2017 continue to weigh heavily on Bergwijn, Nouri’s friends and family and Dutch football as a whole.Ajax admitted in 2018 that the medical care Appie received had been “inadequate” and the family is pursuing a legal case against the club.By the time of the incident, Bergwijn had been at PSV Eindhoven for four years but still remembers the day with painful clarity.I heard two or three weeks later that he had brain damage. I can’t describe it. At that time, I didn’t sleep so much.Steven Bergwijn on hearing his friend had collapsedHe was playing in a trial match against RKC Waalwijk and said: “I scored two.“I was happy and after the game the manager came to me and said this has happened.“My world collapsed. I just waited for the calls from my agent because he went there.“Then I heard two or three weeks later that he had brain damage. I can’t describe it. At that time, I didn’t sleep so much.“The first weeks I was scared to play, to go on the pitch because a young boy, out of nowhere — this was in my head. It was difficult. I speak to his brother every day but it’s still difficult.”Bergwijn has experienced a lot for a man of only 22.The strength of character he has shown to become a Dutch league winner, international player and now Premier League star was evident from a young age.Among his many tattoos are the words ‘Fear’ and ‘None’.TAUGHT BY VAN NISTELROOYAnd he was not afraid to take the big step of leaving the Ajax academy and join PSV when he was just 13.The final straw came when Bergwijn’s dad, Steven Snr, protested about his son being left on the bench by waving a white handkerchief at the Ajax coach.Bergwijn said: “I didn’t have the feeling there any more. If that’s gone you have to leave.”The move to PSV meant years of 5.30am alarm calls so his father could drive him 80 miles from Almere to Eindhoven.Bergwijn said: “We went to Eindhoven, trained until 11am, started at 9am, then back to school in Almere until 4pm.“I wanted to play for PSV but I didn’t want to stay with a local family.“I wanted to stay with my family and they wanted that too. That’s why we did it.”Bergwijn thrived at PSV where his teachers included former internationals Ruud van Nistelrooy, Boudewijn Zenden and Luc Nilis.He said: “They are big players so when they talk, you listen. It was the small things that helped me.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes“Sometimes Luc Nilis would say ‘When you shoot just look at the ball, you already know where the goal is, just look at the ball’. Small details.“Zenden looks at my games, ten minutes of highlights of what I can do better, what I did well.“Ruud, it was the same — shooting from every position. It was amazing.”Van Nistelrooy scored 150 goals in 219 games for Manchester United.Can Bergwijn make a similar impact? He added: “I want to, that’s why I am here. That’s why you play football, you want to be the biggest, the greatest.“I hope I can be that big in England.”That spectacular goal Bergwijn scored on debut was a good start.And whatever he achieves, his pal Appie will never be far from his thoughts.“Stevie Wonder” is already a popular figure at the Tottenham training ground.Staff are using the nickname Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler gave Steven Bergwijn after his spectacular goal against City.The Dutchman knew the ball was in as soon as he hit it, saying: “If you look at the highlights you already see me run, I had no time to think, just touch and shoot.”MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutThe new signing hopes something else will catch on — the celebration of putting his hand over his face.Bergwijn is a keen player of the Fifa video game and said: “I hope they will do it on Fifa.“It is one I have done all my career. One of my friends told me to do it, so I did.”
Many-time winning Jamaica captaiN Tamar Lambert, has been omitted from the Jamaica Scorpions squad for their sixth-round WICB First-Class Tournament clash away to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes next weekend.Lambert, who was overlooked for Jamaica’s first two matches of the season, but was recalled following a series of poor batting performances, participated in the team’s third, fourth and fifth encounters.However, following equally low batting returns on his part, as well as subpar batting during the WICB Super50 one-day tournament in Trinidad and Tobago last month, the national selection panel has decided to look past the 34-year-old once more.The 13-member squad, which departs next week, includes seven specialist batsmen.This follows the return of young West Indies strokemaker, Jermaine Blackwood, and the recall of Kirk Edwards and Shacaya Thomas.Edwards, following average returns in the team’s first four outings, missed their fifth match due to injury, while Thomas, the tournament’s second highest runscorer two seasons ago and one of the outstanding batsmen at the preseason national trials, is yet to make an appearance this season.The Jamaica Scorpions, respective fourth- and fifth-place finishers for the past two seasons, are currently third in the six-team standings with five rounds of matches to go.With a record of three wins and two defeats, they have 53 points, 10 less that Barbados Pride, with runaway leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars on top with 85.Jamaica Scorpions squad: Paul Palmer Jr (captain), John Campbell, Kirk Edwards, Jermaine Blackwood, AndrÈ McCarthy, Devon Thomas, Carlton Baugh Jr, David Bernard Jr, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Sheldon Cottrell, Marquino Mindley, Shacaya Thomas.
Turkey, specifically the city of İzmir, have donated two modern ambulances to the Government and people of Liberia, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The fully equipped and modern ambulances are valued at a total of US$100,000.The donation, which was made on Tuesday, January 7, in the main compound of the Health Ministry in Congo Town; in fulfillment of the City of İzmir’s candidacy tour to host Expo 2020.Counsel General-designate of Liberia to Turkey, Lusinee F. Kamara, Sr., stated that in April of 2013, Turkey’s Ambassador in Abidjan, Yalanin Kaya Erencsay, and a delegation at the end of a ‘Candidacy Visit’ in Liberia promised to boost the health sector.“The ambulances arrive in the country in fulfillment of that promise, even though the City of İzmir lost the bid to host the Expo 2020,” Mr. Kamara said.The city of İzmir was one of four international cities that bid to host the Expo 2020. The Turkish bid had a theme of New Routes to a Better World / Health for All.The City of Dubai ultimately won the right to host the Expo, bidding under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”The Expo 2020 is a Universal scale Registered Exposition time slot sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE).Turning over the ambulances’ keys to the Foreign Ministry’s representative, the Consul General designate stated that the donation is just the tip of the iceberg from the City of İzmir, and other cities from Turkey.The Deputy Foreign Minister for International Economic, Cooperation and Integration, B. Elias Shoniyin, said the donation marks a milestone for the growing relationship between Liberia and Turkey.He said the ambulances are in fulfillment of their request to Turkey, aimed at aggressively updating the health sector.“We are happy for the ambulances which will be used to save lives and improve the health sector. We believe this will further enhance the bilateral relationship between our nations,” Deputy Minister Shoniyin noted.For his part, Health Ministry Deputy Minister for Administration, Matthew Flomo, described the ambulances as the best ever donated to the country, and announced that one of them would be given to the G.N. Davies Hospital, whose patients are mainly women and children.He indicated that the other ambulance would be given to another hospital yet to be decided.He said that the Ministry has already responded to the donation with a ‘US$35,000 project’ from the Foreign Ministry, which would solely be used to purchase spare parts to maintain the ambulances.“We hope to maintain these ambulances for the years ahead,” Deputy Minister Flomo said.Meanwhile, in separate interviews, the Protocol Officer at the Health Ministry, Joseph Yarpkai and a Physician Assistance, asigned in Grand Kru, Titus Kettor, described the ambulances, as ‘mini health centers.’Mr. Ibrahim Cuvoglu and Prince J.Y. Jallabah, both staff of the Liberian Consulate office in Turkey, said the Turkish donations are merely ‘minor evidence’ of the work that will be done, when the Counsel General designate is officially appointed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)