Jamaica going after major golf tourney

first_imgTwo decades after Jamaica last hosted a major international golf tournament, the country is positioning itself to host another in just about two years’ time.Between 1991 and 1995, Jamaica hosted the Johnnie Walker World Golf Champion-ship that was supposed to rival golf’s four major tournaments. But, after witnessing the likes of Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Larry Mize and Nick Faldo winning here, Jamaica has not had another opportunity to see first-hand the world’s best players in action on the island after the tournament was discontinued in 1995.Now, Jamaica could be set to host another major international tournament, having opened discussions with the Professional Golf Association (PGA), with the intention of bringing such a tournament here.To raise the much-needed awareness, Jamaica, through Jamaica Sports, an entity launched in 2014 to help Jamaica benefit from sports tourism-related initiatives, has partnered with the Golf Channel to show off the Tryall and Cinnamon Hill golf courses, which are regarded among the best in the Western Hemisphere.The feedback has been very positive and is why Jason Hall, deputy director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, believes Jamaica’s prospects are good.”I am extremely optimistic,” he said, “given the fact that we have the destination, we have the infrastructure, we have the golf courses, we have the rooms, and we have the airlift. Most destinations don’t have these things in place, so for us it’s very real.””It’s now a question of concerting among ourselves to pool the funding required,” he continued. “The next step is to identify the funding mechanism because, at the end of the day, we need to corral corporate sponsorship in such a way, getting all the stakeholders involved, because everybody benefits, the hotels benefit, the destination benefits, it’s a veritable economy. So it’s a question of bringing all of those entities together to then have a value proposition to present to the PGA.”Discussions, he said, have begun with the PGA, but they are still relatively embryonic.changed requirements”You have to get a sense of what is entailed, what the PGA requirements are; they have changed a lot since Johnnie Walker. We are also looking for different ways to penetrate this particular initiative, and that’s a function of having really meaningful dialogue. We have an office in the USA; we have been meeting with various executives of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the PGA, looking at broadcast partners, airline partners, hotel partners. These are all critical ingredients in the fashioning of a strategy moving forward to see major golf coming back to this destination,” Hall said.Hall was reluctant to speculate about the potential cost of hosting such a tournament, but on the face of it, those costs could run into several million US dollars.”Having a major tournament here, prize money; these guys earn a lot of money,” Hall said. Checks by The Gleaner revealed that prize money for a major golf tournament can exceed US$10 million, with the winner’s purse often exceeding US$1 million.”That’s one aspect. In addition to that, there is the whole business of getting the media component – live coverage of the event; this is not stuff that is streamed. We, fortunately, have that capacity here and so we have quite a few of the elements in place already, it’s just a question of how we canposition ourselves and synergise among them to deliver what we feel would be a first-class product.”He was quick to point out that the steps to hosting a major tournament might involve hosting a smaller tournament first. A preliminary step, he said, might involve the staging of ‘a dot-com championship’ which is the layer below PGA. “We are exploring those opportunities as well, but at the end of the day, we feel we have a competitive advantage.”last_img read more

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Removal of vagrants “a huge problem” – Minister

first_imgAn inter-Ministry team is being established to remove vagrants from the environs of Parliament Building.This comes in light of the recent report that the Project Restore Guyana (PRG) is cash strapped, so the initiative to relocate vagrants has been put on hold. The Public Security Ministry was said to be seeking technical advice on the permanent removal of vagrants who currently “squat” around Parliament Building.Social Protection Minister Volda LawrencePublic Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanThe Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Tuesday as saying that the removal of such person posed “a huge problem” to the Guyana Police Force.“We have a huge problem there…when you start taking them and putting them in the lock-ups because we don’t really have space for them,” the Minister explained. Ramjattan observed that some vagrants would usually return to the area once released from holding cells.According to GINA, the Public Security Ministry is “part of a committee established by the Ministry of Social Protection to address the welfare management of the homeless, mentally challenged and addicted persons on the streets. The committee also includes representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Georgetown Mayor and City Council.”Ramjattan also observed that a half-way house needed to be constructed, with funds from the Social Protection Ministry.PRG is a multi-disciplinary task force that was set up by Government to address, among other social ills, the welfare management of the homeless and addicted, but financial constraints compelled the body to shelve plans for vagrancy removal.Head of the Secretariat of the task force, Dr Sewnath Ponalall told Guyana Times on Monday that the Project was faced with financial and human resources challenges in continuing its relocation programme. Dr Ponalall had observed that the biggest challenge was finding a building to assess the mental and physical status of vagrants to determine where and how to place them, whether it was in a hospital or a home.“Unfortunately, there is no such facility in this environ; we have looked into the availability of buildings, matter of fact, we have a register here with the Government buildings, but we did not find any fruitful building that we can use to facilitate our project because all of the Government buildings are either run down or occupied,” Dr Ponalall had noted.“If we can find money tomorrow from somewhere to invest in this direction, we will go forward…since the economy is not performing too well right now – gold prices gone down and sugar price gone down, we cannot expect the Government to spread out all over at this moment, but to maintain what is there already,” he had further pointed out.Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence had told this newspaper that the commencement of the evaluation process for street dwellers would begin as soon as a building was released by the Public Health Ministry, which was in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry to carry out this programme. Minister Lawrence had disclosed that the purpose of the evaluation process for street dwellers was to assess the vagrants, then to determine the best facility for them.“The committee recently held a meeting where it was agreed that to swiftly tackle this issue, there needs to be an evaluation process to determine whether those street dwellers can be treated externally, placed in a home, or be referred to the National Psychiatric Hospital,” she had said.last_img read more

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Liberia’s Future Is Bright

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told her international partners and counterparts from other countries— who are in Abuja, Nigeria commemorate part of  its Centenary Celebration of the nation’s Amalgamation— that Liberia has come a long way, yet still has a long way to go. She said the future is bright and full of promise because the Liberian people, walking away from the terror of the past, have made it so.The Liberian President said in the interest of creating a free, fair and open Liberian society, she has striven to have an inclusive government; one that is courageous enough to include people from all parties, all counties, and all religions, even those who have maligned her. She said this is in line with her policy to create an environment where all Liberians are assured of their right to own and enjoy the benefits of their homeland.According to a dispatch from Abuja, Nigeria, President Sirleaf spoke on Thursday February 27, 2014 at a one day summit organized by Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The summit is one of several occasions in commemoration of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration of its Amalgamation, an occasion that took place on the 28th.President Sirleaf was invited to make a presentation on:  “Human Security and National Reconciliation: The Liberian Experience.”In her presentation, President Sirleaf told her audience that Liberia’s peace and prosperity is intertwined with that of all African countries, particularly those in the West African sub-region. She indicated that this is why Liberians applaud the tremendous effort Nigeria is making to contain its internal conflict, and— through significant contribution— the conflict in several other nations in the region.She said central to the provision of human security and national reconciliation is transparency in the utility of the country’s natural and God-given resources. To this end, she said Liberia signed on to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and partnered with Resource Watch to improve transparency and accountability in mining, agriculture, forestry and nascent oil sectors, going beyond the required to include forestry and agriculture to ensure that revenues generated from the natural resources can bring more benefits to all citizens.According to the Liberian leader, also central to national reconciliation in Liberia is the National “Palava Hut” Program.  The National Palava Hut program is based off the Gacaca in Rwanda, and serves as a traditional and cultural conflict resolution mechanism in rural Liberia. It was launched in October last year.She said Palava Hut Talks, in the form of community-based truth-telling, atonement and psychological recovery, provide victims and perpetrators a safe space to tell their stories and seek means of fostering national peace and reconciliation. She noted that an Independent National Commission on Human Rights is overseeing the process and coordinating its activities.“We have challenged the commission, traditional and religious leaders, the Liberian Council of Churches, the Muslim Council, political parties, civil society and all Liberians to fully participate and support the National Palava Hut Program, in order to ensure lasting peace and harmony,” President Sirleaf said.On the continental front, the President said Africa ranks high on the perception ladder of potentially successful transformation made possible by the support of our regional institutions and underpinned by the African Union, which continues to place peace and security as top priorities.She observed that the winds of solidarity, cooperation and the pursuit of integration blow strong among all African nations. She said if this continued, perhaps the dream of Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah for political union would finally come true.  In addition to a keynote address by President Jonathan setting out the human security and development agenda for Africa in the 21st century, the Summit heard goodwill messages by visiting Heads of State, Government and Heads of Delegations.Explaining the conference, Nigerian officials pointed out that the commitment and contributions of Nigeria to peace in Africa and around the world are widely acknowledged. It is in that spirit that the country seized the opportunity of the centenary celebrations to hold a one-day summit-level international conference.The conference also sought to reaffirm Nigeria’s and Africa’s commitment to global human security, peace and development; to highlight and seek support for a continental and global agenda for peace and human security for the 21st century.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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Gov’t Ungrateful to Red Cross

first_imgThe insensitivity of the Executive branch of the Liberian government to the plight of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) in terms of financial support to the entity has not gone down well with many Liberians. A member of the legislature has described the situation as unfortunate and a display of ingratitude.Although fresh from executing one of the most critical and deadly tasks of the Ebola response, the LNRCS has received a minute budget that cannot even run its operational cost for two months.The Red Cross, which spends over half a million US dollars or more depending on the annual activities, had an annual budget of US$250,000 submitted to the government for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, but that amount was reduced by 50% by crafters of the 2015-2016 National budget. The LNRCS is the country’s largest humanitarian organization and the most immediate responder to disaster.The action by the Finance Ministry and other government functionaries to half the Red Cross’s budget has angered Bong County Lawmaker and former Deputy Speaker at the National Legislature George Mulbah, who described the act as inhumane and a show of ingratitude on the part of the executive branch of the Liberian government “It is ungratefulness on the part of the crafters of this fiscal national budget to reduce the Red Cross’ annual budget from US$250,000 to US$125,000. This proves that we don’t understand the tremendous role of the Red Cross in our Country.”The Lawmaker made the comments when he served as keynote speaker at the opening of the LNRCS’s partnership conference in Monrovia on Wednesday. The conference brought together international partners from the USA, Germany, Canada, France Sweden, Switzerland and Representatives from several West African countries.Rep Mulbah said, “When Ebola was at its peak, the Red Cross was one organization that stood up to dare the virus and we all are aware of these happenings. Red Cross stood up for the Liberian people. They need more money to affectively carry out their mandate, but this seems not to be the case.” He indicated that the LNRCS deserves more than US$125,000 especially after doing such a tremendous work for us by helping to defeat the Ebola virus. “LNRCS was doing one of the most difficult tasks in the response exercise.”The LNRCS has over the years been reliant on donor funding to carry out its many operations as well as administrative issues, as support provided by government has always remained inadequate. In this regard, the Lawmaker challenged government to start undertaking its obligations with the entity fully. He said it is now time that government takes its responsibility to support the Red Cross seriously.“Our government should not rely on donor support to run a national institution that was established by an act of legislation. It is our entity and we have to support it.”Meanwhile, Rep. Mulbah has also recommended an amendment to the act that established the entity. He said this is in order to compel the government to take full responsibility for the entity’s financial burden.Another act of ingratitude to the Red Cross by the government is government’s refusal to recognize the efforts of the LNRCS in the Ebola fight. Under the Incidence Management System (IMS), LNRCS was tasked with the management and burial of Ebola dead bodies, the most dangerous aspect of the response, which the Red Cross diligently performed though many international medical entities such as MSF, WHO dare not do because of the risk.According to an insider at the LNRCS, the hierarchy is feeling very uneasy about the lack of recognition of the entity by high ranking government officials since the outbreak was brought under control.“The government has been very ungrateful to us because all of the work we did during the crisis are not even recognized at major national events. We were not even recognized at the ceremony when the country was declared Ebola free. When we were decommissioning our dead body management team, there was not a single government official there. This is disheartening but we are serving the Liberian people and not individuals.” The LNRCS official said.Officially opening the conference, LNRCS President Emmanuel Kparh, said the partnership conference comes at a time when the country is recovering from the EVD and his entity has prepared short, medium and long term recovery plans, especially to cater to the needs of victims of the crisis.He said in the last 17 months, the leadership of the LNRCS has transformed the entity, improving its reputation among its many donors and partners.He said the Red Cross has been able to address donor concerns in regards to financial accountability and reorganization of the entity’s human resource department.Meanwhile, at the conference, partners were surprised to note that the government of Liberia could reduce the subsidy of Red Cross in the national budget at a time when donors were seeking funding to prepare the Red Cross in the event of a return of Ebola.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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Hart insists he will fight for Man City starting spot

first_img England goalkeeper Joe Hart Joe Hart insists he will keep fighting for the Manchester City No.1 spot after being snubbed my manager Manuel Pellegrini at the weekend.The Chilean boss opted to field summer signing Willy Caballero for Saturday’s 4-2 Premier League win over Hull City, with Hart looking glum on the bench.Hart is expected to be recalled for City’s Champions League clash with Roma this week, though the weekend’s events rekindled unwelcome memories for the 27-year-old, having been dropped last season following a series of blunders in goal.He later reclaimed his place, though Hart admits he finds it “hard to see the positives” of being rested this time around.“It is hard for me to see it that way. I am sure when I retire from football I will see them, but right now I am not going to see them,” said the goalkeeper.“Of course I want to play every game, that is my nature, my professionalism. I am not the manager, just a player. I live by the decisions of the manager.“We have always had good goalkeepers, David James, [Andreas] Isaksson, Kasper [Schmeichel], [Costel] Pantilimon, it has always been a fight for me to keep my place and that will continue, but I have always had high standards that I will keep to, whether there is one goalkeeper or 20.“I love the challenge.”Hart said last week he was in the dark over a new contract with City – his current deal has just under two years left to run – but insists he wants to stay at the club for as long as he is welcome.Tuesday’s game at the Etihad will see the stopper come up against former England team-mate Ashley Cole, who moved from Chelsea to Italy in the summer, while Micah Richards, another City and England team-mate, has also moved to Serie A with Fiorentina.However, Hart insists he has had no urge to leave.“I have got a lot of respect for the boys who have done, Micah being closest to home for me,” he added.“He seems to be loving it out there, but right now I am happy with what is going on at this club. We are fighting on all fronts.“While I am welcome here, I am more than happy to stay here and see where that takes me.”Neither Hart nor Manuel Pellegrini would be drawn on his contract situation, however, with the City manager stating: “Me and Joe know what happen with that issue. It is important but not the most important thing in this moment.” 1last_img read more

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AC Milan pull plug on January move for Liverpool starlet

first_imgAC Milan have pulled the plug on a January move for Liverpool midfielder Suso after learning the 20-year-old requires surgery, according to reports in Italy.The Spaniard travelled to Switzerland for Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Basel on Wednesday, but he did not play any part in the 1-0 defeat after complaining about a problem with his groin.And it has now been revealed that Suso requires surgery, meaning he will be out for at least two months.However given the rehabilitation work required, it is possible that the Liverpool midfielder maybe out till the end of January.Such news has reportedly ended any interest AC Milan had in bringing the 20-year-old to the San Siro in January.According to Mediaset TV, the Serie A side are now prepared to bide their time before trying a renewed approach next summer. 1 Suso in action for Liverpool last_img read more

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TRAVEL FEATURE: TAKING A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE!!

first_imgNEW YORK,NEW YORK. SO GOOD THEY NAMED IT TWICE.FOR those who have never been outside the island of Ireland but want to go abroad, here’s a tip. Go toNew Yorkif it is the last thing you ever do. Seriously. Forget about Spain, France, Portugal andTurkey. Save up your hard earned Euros and take the five hour flight to the Big Apple.Yes, you have heard the stories that New York doesn’t sleep. Well, trust me. Everything is big and brash, all singing and dancing with bells and whistles on. And the food helpings are twice what you get at Harry’s restaurant in Bridgend.And it is bigger in real life than what you see on CSI: New York, Cagney and Lacey, Starksy and Hutch, Friends and Frasier, the lot. As soon as you step off the plane at JFK or Newarkyou will notice it immediately. The cars are just huge. It’s like you have been transported to the land of the giants. A four door saloon in New Yorkis like one of those cheap and tacky limos that take drunken girls and boys to a pub at the weekend to celebrate an 18th birthday bash. And their 4 X 4 SUVs are like the Bus Eireann Sligo express. Gi-normous!And if you walk around New York with your mouth constantly open, don’t worry. You are not alone. All tourists do it. It is just a natural reaction. You will  hear voices saying: Mother of God! Look at the size of that….!!! After an hour’s drive from Newark airport in a ‘door car’ (that’s what they call an up market taxi!!!) – a black four door saloon Sedan with a neatly dressed chauffeur behind the wheel – I finally arrive at my destination through rush hour traffic.After paying the chauffeur the $80 dollars for the ride with tip (You have a nice day sir, came his reply), I walked into one ofNew York’s most famous hotels – the New Yorker.Situated at 34th and 6th Avenue, it is almost like a cathedral building. The rear of the hotel was once used by Batman to shine his logo on to alert the NYPD to his presence. Stepping into the foyer through a fast spin revolving door, the reception was choc-a-block with tourists ready to check in. Having the patience of a ferret down a rabbit hole, I queue jumped past some Japanese star gazers and finally checked in.Built in 1931 and standing at 143 metres high (it looks like 143 miles high when you stand outside gazing up!), the New Yorker is one of city’s most iconic buildings right in the middle of Manhatten. I will say that again: Right in the middle of Manhatten. You see, when you are standing in Manhatten you have to pinch yourself to make sure you are really there. That famous Manhatten skyline you see on television shows and gangster movies. Well, I am standing right in the middle of it. To be honest, it is jaw dropping. And when you hear the first yellow taxi horn blurring as you momentarily step off the sidewalk, don’t reach for your Magnum 45, the most powerful handgun in the world. Because it is not there. You are not dreaming anymore. This is real life. Welcome to the Big Apple.Owned by theUnification Church (the ‘Moonies’ to your and me), the New Yorker has 43 floors with 912 rooms spread over 1,000,000 square feet (that’s the equivalent 1,000 average three bedroom homes stacked on top of each other!!). When I first stayed here, renovation work was just starting. And not before time, I thought to myself. The décor in the rooms was like something out of a 70s TV show. I was half expecting to see Huggy Bear of Starksy and Hutch fame to walk nonchalantly out of the shower room with a bag of donuts for Captain Doby!!This was October time. Snow was starting to fall outside and the evenings were that cold I had a couple of penguins and a polar bear join me in bed to watch Artic News on the National Geograhic channel. When I asked at reception could they turn the fecking heat on, the man said: The heat doesn’t come on for another fortnight, sir. Two weeks? I will resemble a Fox’s glacier mint by then!! There are some blankets beside the bed, he added. Really, I thought. That will help keep the draft out from around the window. In the morning I thawed out by setting fire to myself in the bed!!!! Gladly, things have now changed. Following a $70 million renovation which started five years ago and took two years to complete, the New Yorker is now transported into the 21st century. There’s WIFI throughout the hotel and each room has its own flat screen television. Hallelujah!!!The breakfasts in New York are just out of this world. No greasy spoon fries here my friends. There’s a diner adjoined to the New Yorker which does fabulous eggs Benedict, potato grits, grilled bacon and poached egg, giant pancakes and syrup. The list is endless. I can guarantee that after having one of their breakfasts you won’t eat again until teatime. Don’t forget to tip the lovely waitress. Her smile alone is worth five bucks!!The sights in New Yorkare endless. There’s the gi-normous Central Park which makes Phoenix Park look like a small beer garden. Central Park is where lovers go for a kerfuffle on the park bench of an afternoon while others lie on the grass, read a book and zone out from the helter skelter life on the avenue. People said to me you should go up the Empire State building and take in the view. Sorry, but me and heights don’t agree. I use to get vertigo just watching the BMX bike going over the edge of the cliff in the Pepsi Max adverts!!!!!What I would seriously recommend is a visit down to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Personally, I love Ellis Island. For those who don’t know, this was the harbour where millions of immigrants, many of whom were Irish, descended to in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Still standing are the checking stations where immigration officers let you in or threw you out. Take the guided tour on a headset and you almost feel like you are stepping back in time. It does sound bonkers but you can almost feel and hear families clattering about with their luggage. Spooky or what? For the shopaholics like myself, there are Macy’s and Bloomingdales both of which are in midtown Manhatten. These stores are staggering in size. Macy’s alone is about the size of Donegal county! I’m not kidding. (Personally, I think that is where Lord Lucan has been holed up all these years!!!). Macy’s at Christmas is fab. They have a toy train set which snakes its way around the top of the tenth floor as far as the eye can see.Lastly, and not by least, there are Time Square and Broadway. Time Square at night is absolutely amazing. There is a live cam so you can talk to your family and folks back home. It’s glitzy and packed with techie shops, toy stores and restaurants. A few minutes away is Broadway, New York’s theatre land. Whatever you do, don’t go toNew Yorkand and not see a show. Grab a bite to eat in one of the nearby restaurants which adorn their walls with caricatures of actors appearing on stage. It’s fantastic.Sadly, the worst thing about New York is leaving. A three-day trip, flying out of Dublin, Shannon or even Belfast, is just not long enough to take in the sights and soak up the atmosphere and all that Irish heritage oozing out of buildings. And you will never be stuck for an Irish pub either. There’s almost one on every pavement.In the immortal words of crooner Frank Sinatra: “Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today……’’Ooops!! I almost forget. The massive streets in New York are called Avenues. And the not so big ones are called Streets. The avenues go in one direction and the streets then criss-cross. Sounds simple? Yeah, right. Ask the blokes on Top Gear how they got on. The secret to not getting lost like James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson from TG is don’t driver a car. Get a cab. There’s millions of them. Take the stress out of your trip and hop a cab. Taxi for Donegal Daily……TRAVEL FEATURE: TAKING A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE!! was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by cassoscoopShare 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

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WHY DIETS FAIL

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Diets as we know them all follow one simple rule: Cutting down calorie intake. (Calorie deficit)That is how they succeed in helping you to lose weight.If you are in a small calorie deficit, you will lose weight at a steady rate. The problem with most of the popular diets that are around today is the deficit that they are putting people in is too large.Some of these diets recommend that calories should be set between 800 and 1000 cals per day. This deficit is too low for a woman, and for a man it is absurd.So….Will you lose weight?The answer is…… yes… BUT, it will usually go something like this.Week 1 – 5lbs lost. Yay me ☺Week 2 – 4 lbs lost. Still yay ☺Week 3 – 2lb lost. That’s ok ☺Week 4 – weight the same. ☹ Week 5 – weight the same, (That’s it. I need a takeaway. I’ve starved myself all week and all for nothing.)The last part might seem a little dramatic, but if you are a frequent dieter, you know exactly what I mean. Even though you’ve lost 11lb, less than half of this may be body fat. If you go back to your normal way of eating, you can easily put the lost weight back on and more along with it.So what is the problem then? Why could you not stay on the plan and continually lose weight until you reach your target, even though you followed the plan to the letter?Your body cannot tell the difference between dieting and starvation. We have evolved to be able to survive for periods of time without food; it is called the ‘starvation response’.When you begin a diet your body will recognise the drop-off in food intake and will start a chain of mechanisms that will ensure its survival.It will increase feelings of hunger and cravings. It will slow your metabolic rate. It will also decrease your energy levels and therefore your training will suffer.The worst part is that the next time you go on a diet, your body will recognise what you are doing and it will start the same mechanisms at a quicker rate, making it even harder to lose weight.What is the solution then?Stop focusing on weight loss and start focusing on health and on optimal body composition.What is the point on spending months of painstaking dieting and hardship, if, when you are finished and are at the weight you wanted to get to, you are still not happy with your body?• Stop opting for low fat, pre-packaged foods.• Get away from diet drinks that mascarade themselves as healthy.Start eating for health.• Exercise on a regular basis.• Use the portion control tips that I gave you last week to prevent over eating.• Ensure an even amount of proteins, carbs and fat throughout the day, all coming from natural sources.• Start drinking water with every meal and try and get 2-3 litres per day.Once you start giving your body what it needs, it won’t store what it doesn’t need. The fat will take care of itself.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and Performance.EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WHY DIETS FAIL was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitness columnyo-yo dietlast_img read more

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Donegal footballer scores SIX first half goals in big away win

first_imgDONAL RODGERS had the game of his life yesterday scoring SIX goals for Keadue Rovers – all of them in the first half.Rodgers netted the double hat-trick in Keadue’s away game at Drumoghill FC in The Moss.Rodgers struck six times in the first 45 minutes as Keadue raced into a 6-0 lead by break. Daniel Bonner bagged the seventh goal as Keadue won 7-1. Donegal footballer scores SIX first half goals in big away win was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

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McConalogue calls for immediate appointment of Autism therapist for Inishowen

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Health and HSE to immediately appoint an Autism Therapist for Inishowen, describing the delay in making such an appointment an absolute disgrace.Deputy McConalogue had been informed during the summer that recruitment for the vacant post was ‘under way,’ but to date, no appointment has been made.He commented, “This is a vital service and one that impacts hugely on many young people and their families in Inishowen. It is absolutely disgraceful that it is now 17 months since the previous therapist left their job and yet the post still hasn’t been filled. “When I raised the matter in the Dáil in June, I was informed that the vacant Autism Therapist post in Disability Services had been approved and the recruitment process was under way.“Four months has passed since I last raised the matter and I was told the recruitment process was under way and still no appointment has been made. That’s four more months that families have had to do without this holistic person-centred vital service and 17 months in total that they’ve had to do without.“The people who are impacted by this are the children on the autism spectrum and their families and they have waited long enough. After waiting for 17 months there can be no more delays and I will be asking the Minister and the HSE to get a new Autism Therapist appointed immediately so this vital service can be restored,” Deputy McConalogue concluded.McConalogue calls for immediate appointment of Autism therapist for Inishowen was last modified: November 12th, 2019 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:autismdeputy charlie mcconaloguedonegalInishowenlast_img read more

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