Merry Christmas!

first_imgPxhere Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Merry Christmas! ‘Tis the season to wish one another joy, love and peace.We are taking the day to spend time, safely, with close friends and family; we hope you are able to do the same. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

Functional Movement: Back to Basics

first_imgGray Cook wants you to move better.Born and raised in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia, Cook is a physical therapist, strength coach, and founder of Functional Movement Systems (FMS), a fitness program designed to quantify the body’s movement as a way to prevent injury. It’s a simple concept really, and relates back to common practice in other areas or medicine. Using this system, which is based on basic movement concepts like flexibility, balance, and symmetry, Cook is able to predict who is going to get injured before it happens. This system is so effective, he has been hired as a consultant for the NFL and the Navy Seals.“If we are going to prevent injury, it needs to be done in a proactive manner. If there were better screening approaches, then we wouldn’t need to do so much work on the backend. Just like there is a number in blood pressure that says if you cross this line, you’re hypertensive, but as long as you stay under it, you’re good to go. We try to do the same thing for movement, so people would not beat their head against the wall or have all these straps on their knees so they can run or think Ibuprofen is a breakfast cereal.”Musculoskeletal issues are becoming more and more important as outdoor recreation trends push the body harder and harder. Things like CrossFit and barefoot running are aimed at better mechanics, but remain high impact and put more stress on the body as a whole. Combine that with the tendency for people to engage in repetitive exercise, specialization in a given sport like cycling or running, and you have a recipe for disaster, says Cook.“Most people look at efficiency of exercise and they simply think, ‘I’ve got to get my cardio better, I’ve got to transfer more oxygen to my cells.’ Well, I can put a rock in your shoe and you can have a marathon quality cardiovascular system, and you’re not going to do very well that day. So we don’t take the other things into consideration when we look at efficiency. We don’t look at movement and body mechanics like we should.”This is where Erwan Le Corre enters the picture. Le Corre is the founder of MovNat, a physical education and fitness system based on the natural movements of the human body. He has also been dubbed “one of the fittest men in the world,” and is considered one of the most prominent experts in the field of evolutionary fitness. MovNat exercise is based on primal human movement in three sectors: locomotive (walking, running, jumping, swimming, crawling, climbing, balancing), manipulative (lifting, carrying, throwing, catching), and combative (striking, grappling). Le Corre’s fitness philosophy aims to break what he calls the Zoo Human Predicament, in which modern man’s disconnection from the natural world (i.e. living in a manufactured environment and held captive in a confined space, like a zoo for humans) is resulting in everything from chronic pain and obesity, to a general lack of vitality.Cook and Le Corre want to combine the science of Functional Movement Systems with the philosophy of MovNat to create a fitness revolution by emphasizing that exercise is not just output, but also input. They encourage athletes to reintroduce exploration and play into working out, making exercise as much a sensory experience as a physical one with exercises like balancing on a log, climbing a tree, or jumping over boxes. Interacting with nature and your immediate environment through self-limiting exercise cultivates adaptability, which is the key to success in any given sport.“Your adaptability level makes you good on a bad day, or it makes you good even though you haven’t run this trail before,” he said. “SUP is a great example of self-limiting exercise: if you pull on the paddle too hard you’re going to fall off the board. If you focus too much on your balance and not pulling on the paddle you won’t go anywhere. We never want volume to exceed technical precision. These self-limiting exercises remove the instructor and let life coach you.”This philosophy is easily translated to your outdoor recreation of choice, from biking to running to climbing. Cook says specializing in one sport is not all bad, but throwing a little cross-training into your regimen will have enormous benefits in the long run.“We blend natural movements into every workout,” he said. “I want you to do that which engages you the most. My job as a medical professional is to explain that the approach is as important as the implement.”By adhering to this new exercise philosophy, we may break out of this human zoo after all.Three Essential Functional Movement ExercisesMovNat and Functional Movement may cultivate generalist athletes, but their exercises can help you improve in any sport. Here are few essentials:Hill Bear CrawlOn all fours, using both hands and feet (not knees), bear-crawl up a steep, grassy hill as fast as you can, keeping your butt down. At the top, back down the hill – still facing upwards – as slow as you can.Works: Core, Hip flexibility,For: Reciprocal movement activity like running and bikingBalance BeamWalk or crawl across an elevated beam which requires very little energy expenditure but quite a bit of sensory engagement.Works: Balance, Core.For: Everyone in all sports.Log SquatKeep log level on shoulder as you squat. Log doesn’t have to be long or heavy. Load with the hips, not the knees – a common problem for skiers.Works: Quads, hips, balance, flexibility.For: Skiers, climbers, bikers.last_img read more

Jason Kidd Admits to Hamptons DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jason Kidd in his Southampton police mug shotNBA star Jason Kidd has reportedly admitted he was driving drunk a year ago Monday when he crashed his SUV into a utility pole after a night of partying in the Hamptons.Kidd, who retired from the New York Knicks last month to start coaching the Brooklyn Nets, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and was put on interim probation at Southampton Town Justice Court, according to The Associated Press.“Mr. Kidd declined to take a breathalyzer or a blood test and…displayed characteristics or indicia of being drunk,” District Attorney Tom Spota said in a statement.Jason Kidd Not 1st Celebrity DWI on Long IslandProsecutors said the 40-year-old former point guard and Olympic gold medalist drove his Cadillac Escalade into a pole in Water Mill shortly after signing with the Knicks last July and told police he was drinking at a club on the South Fork.He later pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea in a deal with prosecutors that will require him to give anti-DWI lectures at Long Island high schools, AP reported.The case is Kidd’s second arrest since 2001, when he was charged with domestic abuse of his ex-wife in Phoenix.last_img read more

Newcastle Celebrates 160 Years of Continuous Dredging

first_imgPort of Newcastle is celebrating 160 years of continuous dredging and its vital role underpinning safe and reliable operations as Australia’s third-largest port and the world’s largest coal export port.Continuous dredging of the channel began in March 1859 using ladder dredges to remove mud, sand, boulders and surface rock to ensure the safe passage of ships.These days, safely and reliably managing thousands of ships a year depends heavily on the work of the 70-meter David Allan dredger, which operates 12 hours per day, seven days a week.The David Allan is tasked with maintaining a channel depth of 15.2 meters along a nine-kilometer stretch from the breakwalls to the Kooragang 10 berth in the river’s South Arm.Port of Newcastle dredge manager Calvin Grills said that it was important to acknowledge and celebrate the role of this maintenance dredging in the success of Port of Newcastle as a global trade gateway.“Tens of thousands of ships, collectively transporting several billion tonnes of cargo, have navigated the channel over the past 160 years,” Mr Grills said. “This international trade in steel, coal, fuels, grains and other important cargoes has only been possible because the channel has been kept clear, enabling New South Wales businesses to be globally-competitive.”Silt build-up is a natural part of the Hunter River’s normal function. Much of the silt dredged from the Newcastle harbor comes from the North Arm of the river, which is broader and shallower than the South Arm.The particles are carried along more quickly, before much of it is dumped in the slow sweep of the river off Stockton known as the Horseshoe.last_img read more

Invest Dominica Authority deeply mourns the loss of Jeff Joseph

first_img Share Jeff Joseph (extreme right) standing with the Senior Investment Promotions Officer Hermina A. AugustineNovember 24, 2011: Roseau, Dominica–Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) extends deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jeff Joseph, referred to as Jeff Jo or simply Jeff as he was warmly known to the staff of IDA.Recognising the importance of the “Jeff Jo musical connection” in the French West Indies, IDA, earlier this year, entered into a special contractual agreement with Jeff Joseph to identify and target investors in Martinique and Guadeloupe, and to coordinate all the French West Indies investment promotion activities on behalf of the IDA. The IDA is pleased that out of this working relationship with Jeff two successful FWI investment missions were undertaken in July 2011.As recently as Friday, November 18, 2011 Jeff Joseph and a leading French Investor were in Dominica finalizing business plans for a new venture initiated from the investment mission in Guadeloupe. Jeff Joseph was passionate about using his music and business acumen in the FWI to expand investment in Dominica. He provided top business contacts to the IDA which the Authority would not have had access to otherwise. He will be greatly missed as a dear friend, patriotic Dominican, one of our leading entertainers and as a business man who followed his dreams to the very end. The Authority, on behalf of the Honourable Minister for Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs and the Board of Directors express deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fans. Rest in Peace, dear Jeff.Press ReleaseInvest Dominica Authority LocalNews Invest Dominica Authority deeply mourns the loss of Jeff Joseph by: – November 24, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 57 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Enthralled Klopp orders scouting mission ahead of €120m double raid for Chukwueze,others

first_imgLiverpool have ordered a scouting mission ahead of a potential €120m double raid, while Arsenal’s interest in a La Liga star is revealed – all in Wednesday’s European papers.Advertisement Meanwhile, FCInterNews have claimed that a Liverpool scout was in attendance to watch Inter midfielder Brozovic in Sunday’s Serie A derby with AC Milan.Brozovic, who netted the first of Inter’s four goals on Sunday, has a €60m release clause in his contract at San Siro, which can only be activated by clubs outside of Italy.Read Also:Liverpool set to offer Virgil van Dijk new five-year deal worth £50mHowever, the source claims that with Liverpool now interested, Inter are aiming to tie the Croatian international down to a new deal until 2024, working hard to ward off the interest from other clubs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?What Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Liverpool are keen on a swoop for Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze and have sent scouts to watch Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic, according to various reports.The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Chukwueze in recent days, with one report claiming that a €35m bid was rejected by the La Liga side for the Nigeria international.According to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has “fallen in love” with Chukwueze and believes his pace and strength are key assets that could see him flourish at Anfield.However, it is also claimed that Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has identified the winger as his top target, with the Catalan giants seeking an emergency attacker after losing Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele to injury.Either way, it is said that it would take around €60m for any interested party to force Villarreal to part ways with Chukwueze.last_img read more

Batesville VFW plans fried chicken dinner, raffle

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville VFW Post 3183 will hold a fried chicken dinner Saturday, August 4 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Carry outs are available.The event includes raffles and a drawing for a Henry Tribute Rifle.The public is welcome.last_img

INvestEd Financial Aid Night

first_imgKnightstown, IN— INvestEd, Indiana’s nonprofit state-based provider for student loans, refinancing and financial aid literacy, will be meeting with students and families in our district on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Knightstown High School, which is located at 8139 US-40 in Knightstown. Representatives will present information on the types of financial aid available from federal and state governments, as well as other institutions. They will also highlight key sections of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which is the access point to free money for students. To learn more about INvestEd and how it is helping students and families in Senate District 42, please contact William Wozniak at (317) 403-3933. For additional information on INvestEd’s many other free financial literacy resources, visit read more

Andros Townsend impresses as Spurs lose under-21 game

first_imgAndros Townsend did his best to impress his suitors as he set up a goal and put on a good display in Tottenham’s under-21 defeat to Manchester United. United beat Spurs 3-1 at the Leigh Sports Village on Monday night thanks to a goal from James Weir and Andreas Pereira’s brace. But Townsend also did his best to please the scouts in the executive boxes at the home of rugby league side Leigh Centurions. The Tottenham winger has not played for the first team since he clashed with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner following the club’s game against Aston Villa on November 2. Townsend, who has been linked with a move to Newcastle, West Brom and Sunderland in this window, started slowly on his fourth consecutive start for the under-21s but grew into the game as it progressed. In front of a crowd of 959, the England international twisted and turned past his marker three times before firing a dipping shot on to the bar in the 43rd minute and he also provided a cross for Shaquile Coulthirst, but he sent his overhead kick wide. Townsend delivered a pinpoint cross to Joe Pritchard in the 76th minute and the substitute did not miss from close range. In reality, the game had already been lost by that point. United were the stronger team throughout and deserved their first-half lead through Weir. Pereira scored direct from a free-kick in the 65th minute to make it 2-0 before Pritchard pulled one back for Spurs. The Londoners pushed for an equaliser, but it never came and Pereira raced through at the death to seal the win. Will Keane, who was recalled from his loan at Preston last week, played 85 minutes, but did not impress. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

COLUMN: Last weeks of season imperative for USC men’s basketball

first_imgAs much as it may irk those in the land of Troy to acknowledge, this is the truth: UCLA is an NCAA title contender this season and will be the heavy favorite in Wednesday night’s rivalry game at the Galen Center.Despite the bitter reality, however, Trojan fans will be forever hopeful that history finds some way of beautifully repeating itself when USC takes the floor against the now eighth-ranked Bruins.Back in 2008, a scrappy Trojan team — led by standout point guard O.J. Mayo (yikes) — upset a title-contending and fourth-ranked UCLA team on the road, 72-63.This year, the Bruins (19-2, 6-2) will enter the Galen Center coming off a 96-85 conference loss at the hands of then-No. 14 Arizona. The Trojans will tip off against No. 8 UCLA after taking on a pair of Pac-12 opponents from Arizona this past weekend. USC split the weekend series, defeating Arizona State but falling short in a late comeback bid against Arizona. In Sunday’s victory over the Sun Devils, junior guard Elijah Stewart went off for 29 points and hit seven 3-pointers.It’s awfully hard to find merit in any loss, especially a loss to a high-ranking conference foe like Arizona. But while the box score for USC’s 73-66 loss against the Wildcats last week was not all that intriguing, the Trojans exhibited an explosive offense capable of making game-changing runs.The Trojans trailed Arizona by as much as 22 points with 11 minutes remaining in regulation. After going on a 28-11 run late in the second half, USC was able to pull within a possession of the Wildcats, 67-64, with a minute left to play. As mentioned, despite the very intriguing comeback, USC was unable to come back and knock off the Wildcats; as they say, the hot streak was simply too little, too late for the Trojans.But hey, here’s a silver lining: Give USC five more minutes of regulation in that contest, and it’s not all too crazy to think that the Trojans could have come away with a win over an Arizona team that is trending upward and is now ranked seventh in the nation. Wednesday night’s matchup with the Bruins marks the beginning of the home stretch for head coach Andy Enfield’s team. There are now only 10 conference games remaining in the 2017 season. Currently residing in sixth place in the Pac-12 standings, USC (17-4, 4-4) is in need of a strong finish if it hopes to bolster its seeding for the Pac-12 Tournament and, beyond that, the NCAA tournament. While the thought of upsetting UCLA on Wednesday night is glorious (and a bit of a stretch, realistically), USC fans ought to be patient and put things into perspective when looking at the remainder of the team’s schedule: Four of USC’s final 10 games this season will come against teams currently ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll. The first of these critical matchups will come this week at the Galen Center against UCLA. The Trojans, who defeated UCLA on three occasions last season, will also be traveling to Pauley Pavilion on Feb. 18 to take on the Bruins. You’ve got to think that USC would feel really good about itself if it were able to steal at least one of these games from the guys playing at that other school in Westwood. An additional thought: If USC gave Arizona (a team who just defeated UCLA) all it could handle last Thursday, who’s to say the Trojans aren’t capable of posing a dangerous threat to the Bruins on Wednesday? The Trojans will wrap up their top-10 slate in February, going on the road to do battle with No. 7 Arizona (Feb. 23) and No. 10 Oregon (Feb. 11) in the final month of the regular season. With all that being said, USC must capitalize on this season by winning all of the games that — on paper — they should be able to come away with. The remainder of USC’s schedule includes conference opponents such as Washington State (10-9, 3-4), Washington (9-10, 2-5), Arizona State (9-11, 2-5) and Oregon State (4-16, 0-7). These teams have a combined record of 32-46, and all are currently sitting in the bottom half of the Pac-12 standings. Sporting a 17-4 record with 10 games remaining, I’d say that USC is in a prime position to exceed the 20-win mark for the second consecutive season. Unless the Trojans fail to execute in the winnable games they have over the next month, Enfield’s team should finish better than the 21-13 record it had last season, which generated much hype for USC men’s hoops. To make things simple, here’s the recipe for USC: Win the games you should win, and steal one of these games against a high-ranking opponent like Arizona, Oregon or UCLA. If the Trojans can gather these ingredients, then a healthy ranking entering tournament play will be stewing. In his most recent Bracketology report, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi ranked USC as the 35th-best team in the nation. And if March Madness were to commence today, Lunardi projects that USC would head to Indianapolis as the No. 9 seed (playing No. 8 seed TCU) in the South bracket in the first round.With less than 50 days remaining till Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament, the question begs to be asked: Where will USC finish in the rankings?The ball is in their court.Angel Viscarra is a sophomore studying broadcast and digital journalism. His column, Viscarra’s Vice, runs on Tuesdays.last_img read more