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  • St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements October 22, 2019

    first_img Ariel Burgess and Cameron Mautz, Newburgh, daughter, Melody Rose, October 10Alicia Love and William Bagwell, Evansville, daughter, Ocean Jade Love, October 10Kelsey Bullock and Brandon Berry, Evansville, daughter, Kynslee Grace, October 12Rosa Barnett and Isaih Mayes, Evansville, son, Isaih Cortez Jr., October 12Danielle’ Folz, Evansville, son, Aiden Robert, October 14Loren and Michael Bryant, Evansville, daughter, Joshlyn Renae, October 14Ashley and Trent Tenbarge, Evansville, daughter, Raelynn Jane, October 15Susan and Jacob Pauli, Evansville, daughter, Nora Louise, October 15Kayla and Eli Wilder, Boonville, IN, son, Roman Ezra Parker, October 15Laura and Aaron Wining, Evansville, son, Romanos Nathaniel Fleeger, October 16Arenda Rowlett-Byrley, Henderson, KY, son, De’Aaron Calab, October 16Meghan Browning and Joseph Zack, Evansville, daughter, Maycee Rae, October 20Sherie and Gabriel Cooley, Wadesville, IN, daughter, Clare Avila, October 21FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

  • England Golf Week celebrates the handicap game

    first_img For the first time this year the Australian Spoons will be decided at Golf Week. This is a stableford foursomes competition for pairs of women golfers with handicaps of 15 and above, who start the qualifying process at club level. One pair will represent each of England Golf’s six women’s regions. Men’s final, Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy – Tuesday 15 August, (Bracken) Tags: Golf Week Australian Spoons Final – Friday 18 August (Bracken) Golf Week starts with the final of the keenly contested Junior Champion Club competition. Later, the new Senior Series will be decided by qualifiers from six events played across the country; and the leading players from the England Golf Captains’ tournaments will contest their national title.  Highlights of Golf Week include the men and women’s finals of the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy which will find the handicap golfers of the year – and much more.  Speedgolf is the fast, fun and athletic version of the game where players jog between shots and can complete a full 18 holes in under 80 minutes. Experienced SpeedGolfers will be showing how it’s done, joined by members of England Golf staff.  Golf Captains final – Thursday 17 August (Hotchkin) Golf Week will also pick up the pace this year, showing that golf can be a speedy game – with a demonstration of SpeedGolf planned for the Bracken course on Wednesday, 16 August.  Golf Week programme:  Senior Series final – Wednesday 16 August (Bracken)center_img Click here for more information including tee times Junior Champion Club final, Monday and Tuesday 14-15 August (Hotchkin) Club Team final – Friday 18 August (Bracken) England Golf Week – the annual celebration of the handicap game – will start on Monday and will involve over 460 men, women and junior players.  It’s taking place at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, the home of England Golf, and it will feature a host of finals of team and individual events.  The top nine players from each final will play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge – the English leg of the Challenge Tour – and the most successful team there will tee up with a top European Tour player in the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports.  Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Toby Thorne, England Golf’s Deputy Championship Director, commented: “This is the third time we have run Golf Week and it has a very special place in the calendar as a festival of handicap golf. The competitors enjoy the full championship experience and, we hope, return to their clubs to encourage more players to take part in our events.”  Women’s final, Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy – Friday 18 August (Hotchkin) 10 Aug 2017 England Golf Week celebrates the handicap game last_img read more

  • The Stronach Group Releases The First Block of Tickets to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational

    first_imgHallandale Beach, Florida – October 13, 2016 – The Stronach Group announced today the first blocks of tickets to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational are now available. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest thoroughbred race, will be contested on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.Be part of history and reserve your place now! Tickets for The Pegasus World Cup Invitational available for purchase online at www.pegasusworldcup.com. Tickets can also be purchased at Gulfstream Park, 11:00am-5:00pm EST on live-race days.The inaugural running of this industry-leading thoroughbred invitational exemplifies The Stronach Group’s commitment to modernizing and elevating the sport of horse racing for the next generation of fans, while providing lucrative opportunities for thoroughbred owners.Tickets are available for purchase now and range from $100 to $765+ USD per person. Venues offer something for everyone, from exciting views of the dash to the finish at the trackside bar, to luxurious VIP experiences and suites.The innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational is the first event of its kind in horse racing. Twelve stakeholders have each put up $1 million USD for a spot at the starting gate and will compete with the best horses in the world. The winner will earn a world-record $7 million USD.The Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be broadcast live on NBC from 4:30pm-6:00pm EST on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 and will be simulcast worldwide in partnership with Henry Birtles Associates.Wagering on The Pegasus World Cup Invitational can be done at Xpressbet.com, the official wagering platform of The Pegasus World Cup Invitational.Keep up with The Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @pegasusworldcup.This is the future of horse racing. Watch. Wager. Witness.#### Gulfstream ParkSince 1939, Gulfstream Park has been one of the most important venues for horse racing in the country. Some of the world’s top thoroughbred contenders pass through Gulfstream Park with their eye on Triple Crown glory. Gulfstream Park is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95 and is open seven days a week. Ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airports and just one mile from the Atlantic Ocean, this vast entertainment destination offers up countless things to do. In addition to thoroughbred racing, Gulfstream Park offers over 800 Vegas-style slot machines and South Florida’s finest poker room with over 20 live action tables. Please visit www.gulfstreampark.com for more. The Stronach GroupThe Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, TSG holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes®; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida’s newest entertainment destination centers featuring a casino and outdoor retail village; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; and Portland Meadows; and also includes industry leading pari-mutuel technology subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet.  For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.thestronachgroup.com.For information on The Pegasus World Cup Invitational or The Stronach Group please contact:Lauren Gnazzo, The Gnazzo [email protected] information on Gulfstream Park please contact:Dave Joseph, Vice President [email protected]last_img read more

  • March of Man Disbanded

    first_imgNew Study Forces Discarding Cherished Theory by Dr Jerry BergmanFor decades, the story of human evolution was effectively told in a set of drawings called the March of Man, the Parade of Human Evolution, or simply the Progression. It showed evolution from some ape animal, to a stooped over ape-like man, to modern man. These pictures are seen in articles, on book covers, and even on many postage stamps. This icon is the most common picture of human evolution in the public’s mind. The story varies, but usually begins with a modern looking ape, then showing Dryopithecus, Australopithecus, then Homo erectus, Homo sapiens, Neanderthal man, and lastly, modern humans: Homo sapiens sapiens [Man the wise, the wise].Portion of the Time-Life Illustration Now Debunked. From Early Man. Time-Life Books By F. Clark Howell. 1970. pp. 41-45.First shown in the popular Time-Life book titled Early Man,[1] it was then repeated in the National Geographic Magazine.[2] Although still widely pictured in the mass media, paleoanthropologists have long abandoned this picture. They have also unsuccessfully struggled to replace this highly inaccurate picture of human evolution with more accurate illustrations of what they now believe. It looks nothing like the Progression.[3]The National Geographic illustration, 1985.This progressive icon was only a modification of the previous examples showing only busts of claimed evolutionary ancestors. For example, the American Museum of Natural History had a prominent display of busts for decades featuring Java man, Piltdown man, Neanderthal Man and Cro-Magnon man.[4] Java and Piltdown man are now known to be frauds,[5] and Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon men are both different ethnic groups of humans. Thus, this icon of evolution is an embarrassment today, as is also the progression concept. Consequently, new theories were developed.The late Jack T. Chick, a Christian illustrator, had some fun with the iconic progression, pointing out flaws in the interpretation.The Current TheoryThe two currently dominant theories of human evolution reject the Progression theory. The theory that replaced the Progression are the Out-of-Africa Theory and the Multiregional Theory. The Out-of-Africa Theory, also known as the “recent African origin of modern humans” is, or was until now, the dominant model of the geographic origin and early migration of humans.[6] The new model proposes a single origin of Homo sapiens, precluding parallel evolution of anatomically similar modern traits.The other theory, the multiregional hypothesis, also teaches Homo erectus evolved through independent multiple origins in Africa and Eurasia with continuous gene flow between continental populations.[7] A compromised version of the Out-of-Africa hypothesis accepts the African origin of most human populations but concedes the possibility of minor local contributions to the human gene pool.[8] The fact is, “Hypotheses concerning the origins of modern humans have been intensively debated” for decades.[9]Even books for young people have reproduced this icon of evolution.The problem was that neither fossil “excavations nor lab work has been able to reconstruct …  the earliest chapters of the Homo sapiens’ story.”[10] Professor Tarlach adds as “debate between the two proponents of the two models rages on, there is one big problem. Researchers keep finding fossils and genomic evidence that don’t fit the evidence” for their evolution of human theory.[11] The 2018 review of the evidence in Science acknowledged the evidence has now reached a tipping point. The authors felt it was time to develop another new model of how humans evolved and spread throughout the world.[12]The new model proposes modern humans evolved in Africa far earlier, actually close to 300,000 years ago, and left Africa in multiple waves. They ended up traveling to Australia and East Asia, and on the way interbred with Neanderthals in Europe and Denisovans in Asia.This new theory was proposed in the face of other controversies which include “most molecular biologists [who] insist on the replacement of archaic populations by modern humans dispersed from Africa, while most paleoanthropologists and archaeologists propose an enhanced ‘Continuity with Hybridization’ model.”[13] Discoveries include a partial Homo naledi skeleton unearthed in South Africa which is almost as complete as Lucy’s famous partial skeleton, which is only about 20 percent complete.[14] The putative evidence for human evolution consists of  thousands of fossil fragments, requiring a large amount of speculation and guesswork.The Progression icon has spawned many imitations. This is from The Teaching Company.What Was the Reason for the Drastic Revision?As more and more human and primate fossil fragments were discovered, it became clear a simple progression did not exist as once almost universally believed. Several alleged fossil men ancestors of modern man were shown to live contemporaneously with their supposed ancestor, and some even interbred.[15] What was found was a great deal of physical and cultural variety in both fossil types. For example, Neanderthal Man and Cro-Magnon Man are now known to be only different varieties of men, or people groups.Another discovery was that “modern human morphological characteristics appeared quite early, as documented in fossils from the late Middle Pleistocene.”[16] Furthermore, fossils with “fully modern human morphology” have been found that are believed by evolutionists to date very early in their evolutionary history theory. New DNA research has come to the same conclusion. Thus, instead of a progression, we have a great deal of variety in both humans and the great apes, as is also true with dogs, cats and most all other varieties of life.The new theory already has problems, namely it has been cobbled together not always very successfully, to fit a wide variety of new discoveries and facts. A major problem is that modern humans, in evolutionary terms, lived contemporaneously with the claimed human evolutionary links. The evidence seems to support the view that anatomist Dr. David Menton has documented, namely all of the claimed links connecting humans to lower primates are either fully human or fully ape.[17]Actually, this problem has existed for some time. One leading textbook shows four very different human evolution trees, none of them the Progression model, and all of them showing the branching model picturing a variety of claimed evolution ancestors, most that lived roughly around the same time.[18] It includes very different trees by several of the leading paleoanthropologists including Don Johanson, Tim White, Richard Leakey, Bernard Wood, and Colin Groves.From People of the Past. The Epic Story of Human Origins. San Francisco, CA. Fog City Press. Edited by Göran Burenhult. 2003 pp. 50-51SummaryThis recent “revolution” in paleoanthropology illustrates the fact that much disagreement exists in this field for many reasons: chiefly, that a major basis for making conclusions comes from ambiguous bone fragments. These are usually difficult to date or even to determine to whom they belong. Bone fragments found in the same general area are often assumed to belong to the same individual. This is a questionable assumption. Human evolution is based on speculation unconstrained by fossil evidence. Only so much can be learned from bones anyway, which constitute merely 15 percent of the entire body mass.The icon has spawned a cottage industry of cartoon versions.Life-long evolutionist A. N. Wilson, in a study of Darwin, ended up rejecting human evolution based largely on the fact that so much disagreement exists among the leading experts even about the core ideas of the theory. Furthermore, the history of the field documents the fact that conflicts and major disagreements have been rife in the field since the beginning.[19] The case for human evolution is, and has always been, wishful thinking based on an evolutionary worldview, which is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. The iconic fossil Progression of man is only one example.Piltdown Man is not the only early-man hoax Dr Bergman covers in this new book.[1] F. Clark Howell Editor. 1970. Early Man.  New York: Time-Life Books. pp. 41-45.[2] National Geographic November, 1985. pp. 574-577.[3] The problem with this line-up is fully documented in Jerry Bergman. 2917. Evolution’s Blunders, Frauds and Forgeries. Creation Book Publishers. Power Springs, GA pp. 207-218.[4] Extinct Races of Ape-Like Man. Scientific American. May, 1923. pp. 302-303, 352, 357.[5] Bergman, 2017. pp. 188: and 237-260.[6] Xing Gaol Fei Peng QiaoMei; FuFeng Li, 2017. New progress in understanding the origins of modern humans in China. Science China Earth Sciences. 60(12):2160-2170. December. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11430-017-9144-1[7] Gemma Tarlach. 2018. Our New Past. Discover. April 39(3):68-69.[8] Jin, L. & Su, B. 2000. Natives or immigrants: modern human origin in east Asia. Nature Reviews Genetics 1, 127.[9] Xing et al.Another new book by Sanford and Rupe examines all the latest fossil hominids.[10] Tarach, 2018, p. 68.[11] Tarach, p. 68.[12] Xing et al.[13] Bruce Bower, 2017.  The story of humans’ origins got a revision in 2017. Homo sapiens’ emergence pushed back to around 300,000 years ago. Science News.  192(11):24, December 23, https://www.sciencenews.org/article/human-evolution-top-science-stories-2017-yir.[14] Bruce Bower. 2017. Ancient boy’s DNA pushes back date of earliest humans. Science News. Vol. 192, October 28, 2017, p. 16.[15] Xing, et al., 2018, pp. 2160-2161.[16] Xing, et al., pp. 2161.[17] David Menton, Ph.D. 2014 Three ways to make an Ape Man. Answers in Genesis.[18] Göran Burenhult. People of the Past. San Francisco, CA: Fog City Press. pp. 50-51.[19] Virginia Morell. 1995. Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind’s Beginnings. New York: Simon and Schuster Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. He is currently a staff scientist at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR). See his Author Profile for his previous articles and more information.(Visited 1,137 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • Africa’s mobile money market flourishing

    first_img5 November 2014There has been a noticeable acceptance of financial inclusion by financial regulators of late, a situation which bodes well for financial providers to come up with affordable products and services that meet the needs of low-income individuals.“This is good news for the development of products and services in the mobile money and digital payments ecosystem,’ says Kim Dancey, regulatory head and specialist advisor for alternative banking at First National Bank (FNB).Speaking to Fin24 , concerning her presentation at the up-coming AfricaCom conference taking place in Cape Town from 11 to 13 November, Dancey said the development mobile money technologies is growing in Africa, particularly in Southern Africa.“An interesting development which, although being deployed across multiple regions, is particularly prevalent in Southern Africa is that of the mobile money companion card. These cards are usually a type of pre-paid card linked to the same source of funds as the mobile money account. A mobile money user can use the mobile phone or the card as the channel to make payments.’In recent months, the African continent has experienced huge growth in the mobile money transaction and payment solutions. Mobile money systems like the popular M-Pesa have seen thousands of individuals who do not have conventional bank accounts able to send and receive money through mobile phones, opening up major economic opportunities in the process.However, uptake of mobile money technologies in Africa has been slow, hampered by the apathetic adaptation by regulatory bodies of the financial inclusion policies advocated by African governments and central banks.“A further challenge is that there is still a significant gap between the accepted potential for mobile money and the actual use of mobile money. The mobile money ecosystem still reflects a “dump-and-pump’ behaviour, where the “funds go in and then directly out’.’Adding, Dancey said the challenge is to move mobile money “from being a payment instrument to an offering that is used as a money management tool’. “This challenge sits both on the supply side and on the demand side,’ she said.On the supply side, Dancey said it is a question of the corporate appetite for serving low income segments, a business case that requires high and sustained use; as well as in the design of products and services that are appropriate and user friendly.“On the demand side, to the individual, the mobile money offering has not yet become a means of improving financial wellbeing beyond the receipt and transfer of remittance funds,’ she said.On how mobile money solutions will impact on small businesses, Dancey said research shows that small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Africa see mobile money as key to doing business. She said many enterprises point out the time and cost savings in making mobile payments.“Business owners pay, and are paid frequently, mobile money assists in lowering cost and saving time by enabling a more convenient means to make payments,’ she said, adding that mobile money assists as a means to increase the speed of the cycle from cash to inventory to receivables and back to cash.A key challenge SMEs face is record keeping. Dancey said mobile money systems do not solve this requirement in a business. “[Therefore] consideration should be given to solving for this essential requirement to the potential success of a business,’ said Dancey.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • McFarlane Manufacturing Universal Incite tillage tool has the angle on soil all year long

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The McFarlane Manufacturing Universal Incite tillage tool is the tool of choice for year-round fieldwork. Plus, producers from around the state agree.last_img

  • Mailbag: How to Badmouth Your Competitor

    first_imgJohn writes:I am a landscape designer/landscape contractor.  I just took a call from a client about a drafting a landscape design.  They said they had also contacted one of my competitors and I really wanted to say, “Oh, they’re great at mowing lawns.  However, they aren’t very strong in landscape design and construction.”I don’t like to badmouth the competition so I kept my opinion to myself.  I think the right answer is that by working with me they will see why I am the better choice and who to choose will be a no brainer.  How would you have responded?  You’re welcome to use this query as fodder for your blog.It’s easy to answer a question like this by telling you not to badmouth your competitors, to remain professional, and to play your own game. But that’s not the right answer. The truth in that answer is it is wrong to badmouth your competitors by singling them out by name. It’s petty. It destroys trust. It doesn’t differentiate.There are three ways to badmouth your competitors and still remain professional, and the key here is differentiation. If you can differentiate effectively, you don’t need to single your competitor out by name.The first way to badmouth your competitor is to pick apart their business model. If they are the low price leader, you differentiate with a better product or a better overall solution. You can’t say, “They’re not really very good.” But you might be able to say something like, “They’re really very good at what they do. In fact, they’re the low price leader in this space. We cost a bit more because our focus is on design and construction. But we believe that we also provide a very different experience, a much greater value for your investment, and a much better result. Can I share of the ways we help our clients get the landscape design of their dreams and see if we might be a better fit for what it sounds like you need?”The second way is to badmouth the entire industry. This is an especially good method to differentiate because you don’t have to single out your competitor at all. You might be able to say something along the lines of, “Most of the industry is made up of lawn service companies that dabble in landscape design and construction. We think that’s a mistake. Landscape design and construction is a different business. It takes a greater level of expertise. It also requires a different team with a very different level of experience.”The final way to badmouth your competitors does come with some risk. You can badmouth your competitor’s business practices. But you can only do so if what you are saying is true. And you can’t accuse them of breaking any laws. I wrote a post about some time ago. One of my client’s competitors have revenue-sharing arrangements with their vendors, but they refuse to disclose the amount of revenue. These competitors price low, but they make their money on the revenue-sharing arrangement. This is the kind of business practice that you can badmouth (there’s no transparency).QuestionsWhat is the difference between badmouthing your competitor and differentiating yourself?Why do people dislike salespeople that badmouth their competition my name?How can you differentiate your business model from your competitors?How do you differentiate yourself within your industry? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

  • Nepal game is vital for next Asian Cup qualifier: Lyngdoh

    first_imgMumbai, Jun 3 (PTI) India are warming up for the June 13 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan by taking on Nepal here on June 6 and medio Eugeneson Lyngdoh feels it was a key game for the national teams players to again jell well after playing for their respective clubs in the I-League.”The mood in the team is great. We are all excited to be representing the country again after the long season. The Nepal game is important so that we are set up before the game against Kyrgyzstan,” Lyngdoh told reporters here today ahead of his training session with the national team at the Football Arena in the Andheri Sports Complex.”Its the right preparation (for the game against Kyrgyzstan at Bengaluru) as playing against any team will help us to jell as a team. We are coming back after so many months and its important to get our system right before playing against Kyrgyzstan,” added Lyngdoh who had made his international debut against Nepal two years ago.”It was my first match and I remember it as a dream come true. Obviously I was a new player and senior players Robin Singh, Sunil (Chhetri) and a couple of other guys and coaching staff supported me,” he recalled about his debut in the first leg of the two-legged 2018 FIFA World Cup pre qualifier in 2015.Indias world ranking has improved by leaps and bounds and Lyngdoh has been part of the climb to the worlds 100th rank.”The journey has been tough. We have had ups and downs. There were games we played badly and there were games we played really well. Things have fallen at the right path and now we are 100 in the world,” said Lyngdoh about the progress.advertisement”We have a lot to learn and this is a start. We have greater things ahead of us. We aim to be among the elite and I dont see why we cant be as we have the talent,” added the 30-year-old Shillong-born player.Lyngdoh said the entire team has got a big boost by the availability of star striker and captain Sunil Chhetri for the game against Nepal after he looked a doubt following a hamstring injury.”Its obviously a big boost to the whole team. Hes been great and hes been proving himself time after time. We need him to lead us on the pitch,” he quipped.Manipur-born winger Udanta Singh will miss the game due to a serious hamstring injury and while ruing his absence, Lyngdoh felt there were others to fill in the breach.”Obviously he is one of our weapons, but we have players available to replace him as hes injured,” said Lyngdoh.Looking ahead to the Kyrgyzstan game to follow the friendly against Nepal, Lyngdoh said it was a crucial game in terms of qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup.”Kyrgyzstan are one of the biggest sides in the group. Getting three points against them is very vital for our qualification. We will be doing our best to get three points so as to make it six points from two games,” he said.The team had beaten Myanmar earlier in an away game to get three points. Macau is the fourth team in Indias group.”We have a lot of confidence but we cannot be overconfident about our chances. But we do believe in ourselves that we can make it (to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup),” he added. PTI SSR NRB RYSlast_img read more

  • Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

    first_imgLondon, Jul 18 (PTI) Regular physical activity may reduce the risk of heart attack, even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a study claims. “While exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular disease risk; pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease,” said Nadine Kubesch from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. “Currently there is little data on whether poor air quality cancels out the protective benefits of physical activity in preventing heart attacks,” said Kubesch, lead author of the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers in Denmark, Germany and Spain evaluated outdoor physical activity levels (sports, cycling, walking and gardening) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2 pollutant generated by traffic) exposure in 51,868 adults, aged 50-65. Over a 17.7-year period, there were 2,936 first heart attacks and 324 recurrent heart attacks. Higher levels of pollution were associated with more heart attacks, however, the risk was lower among those who were physically active, the researchers found. Moderate cycling for four or more hours per week cut risk for recurrent heart attack by 31 per cent; and there was a 58 per cent reduction when all four types of physical activity (together totalling four hours per week or more) were combined, regardless of air quality. Those who participated in sports had a 15 per cent lower rate of initial heart attacks and there was a 9 per cent risk reduction associated with cycling, regardless of air quality, the researchers said. Compared to participants with low residential NO2 exposure, those in higher risk areas had a 17 per cent increase risk in first heart attack and 39 per cent for recurrent heart attack, they said. PTI SAR SARSARadvertisementlast_img read more

  • Courtois questions ‘crazy’ transfer fees

    first_imgTransfers Courtois questions ‘crazy’ market as transfer fees rocket for average players Last updated 2 years ago 18:01 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Thibaut Courtois Getty Transfers Chelsea Premier League The Chelsea goalkeeper believes the Blues did good business over the summer, but acknowledges that finding players for the right price is difficult Thibaut Courtois considers the transfer market to be “crazy”, as fees continue to rise, but believes Chelsea did good summer business.Antonio Conte endured a frustrating time on the recruitment front as he endeavoured to bolster his ranks at Stamford Bridge.The reigning Premier League champions saw several players slip through their net, with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fernando Llorente and Ross Barkley all opting against moves to the Blues. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing They were, however, able to get late deals done for Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta, with Courtois conceding that it is difficult to find such value as asking prices for average performers sky rocket.Courtois 7/5 for clean sheet SaturdayThe Belgium international goalkeeper told Sky Sports News: “The market now is a bit crazy.”Really high prices for players who maybe don’t have that value. It makes it hard for teams to buy players for the right price.”But after all I think Chelsea did a good job and I think we have a good squad to face the season.”Along with the fresh faces that could make their Chelsea debuts against Leicester on Saturday, the Blues are also preparing to welcome Eden Hazard back into the fold.Thibaut Courtois Chelsea asking pricesHe is yet to feature domestically this season, having worked his way back from a broken ankle, but did figure for Belgium during the recent international break.Courtois is looking forward to having his fellow countryman back in action, but has warned against placing too much expectation on a player still looking for full match sharpness.He added: “He is ready, he is doing well and is ready to play.”But we cannot forget he was injured for four months, he had surgery.”You cannot expect – if he plays on Saturday, which is up to the manager – if he gets minutes you will see his quality but maybe he is not at his top form like he was last season and you cannot forget that.”You have to go little by little I think. We are excited to have him back and I was happy to have him on the pitch with me against Gibraltar and Greece.”I hope we can see the best Eden Hazard very soon.”last_img read more