Jennifer Ellison-Brown: The body’s response to training

first_img ENERGY SYSTEMS When the body starts to do physical activities a number of changes take place. The exact amount of change will depend on the intensity and duration of the activity. As mentioned in earlier topics, regular training will result in adaptation of our bodies. The type of training undertaken determines what adaptations or responses are effected. Most sports are a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic work. Training makes both energy systems better. However, the training is different for each. Aerobic respiration is the production of energy using oxygen: (C6H12O6 + O2-> CO2 + water +energy). Anaerobic respiration is the production of energy without using oxygen: C6O12O6-> Energy + lactic acid. Exercise will cause the brain to increase the number of brain signals to the heart. This will cause an increase in the heart rate. The heart rate shows how hard you are working and which energy system is being used. The fastest the heart can beat is called your maximum heart rate, and can be calculated using the formula: maximum heart rate = 220 minus your age. If the heart rate is about 60 per cent of your maximum heart rate, you are working aerobically. The actual rate is measured by taking the pulse. How fit an individual wants to be will depend on working within a range of heart rates, which is the target zones. Therefore, you must train above a minimum heart rate of 60 per cent of your maximum to gain fitness. Exercise below this will gain no aerobic benefits. This means, you must exercise below an upper limit. Once the heart rate rises above a certain point you are doing anaerobic work and lactic acid will build up and cause pain. The aerobic range should be anywhere between 70 per cent-85 per cent of the maximum heart rate. You must exercise below this point to gain aerobic benefits. This is called your aerobic training zone. The heart rates at the limits of the zone are called the training thresholds. The lower limit is the aerobic threshold. The upper limit is anaerobic threshold. An unfit person should be working at 60 per cent – 70 per cent of their maximum heart rate, a fitter person at 65-75 per cent, and a fit person at 75-85 per cent. For aerobic training, choose an activity which involves the large muscles of the body, e.g. walking, swimming, jogging, cycling etc. Work for at least 15 to 20 minutes per session at least three times per week. Work at least 60 per cent of the maximum heart rate within your aerobic training zone. Weeks of aerobic training must be done before anaerobic training. Working at, or above, 85 per cent of the maximum heart rate means you are working anaerobically. AEROBIC TRAININGcenter_img EFFECTS OF – The heart grows larger, its walls gets thicker, blood volume increases. More capillaries grow, fat is burned more readily; lower resting heart rate and larger arteries, leading to lower blood pressure. – Increased fitness of lungs and respiratory system, leading to stronger rib muscles and diaphragm. Therefore the chest gets bigger during inhalation, the lungs expands further, facilitating more air and more oxygen is picked up, preventing easy tiring. – Training at high altitude (eg. in Mexico City) makes the aerobic changes described above happen very quickly and is good for anaerobic events (sprints, jumps, throws). Most training effects that take place in the muscles happen as a result of our muscles having to work without oxygen during anaerobic activities. Therefore, the actual development will include muscle hypertrophy. The muscles become larger as the individual muscle fibres grow thicker, fast-twitch muscle fibres increase in size and become more efficient in coping with lactic acid before becoming tired, the muscle cells store greater amount of ATP creatine phosphate and glycogen, and the chemical reaction in the muscles that produce energy increases in quantity, speed and efficiency. Weight training also causes muscle hypertrophy. Muscle strength increases when very heavy weight is lifted for few repetitions. Muscle power increases when heavy weight is lifted for a number of fast repetitions. Muscle endurance increases when light weights are lifted for many repetitions. Muscle Atrophy will occur when the muscles become inactive. Therefore, they become smaller and weaker. Muscle atrophy usually happens when the athlete is out of training as a result of injury. Be reminded that when lifting weights you should know your onerepetition maximum (1 RM) in order to guide the following: – Maximum strength – at least three sets of six reps at near maximum weight – Muscular power – at least three sets of 10-15, using 60-80 per cent of 1 RM – Muscular endurance – at least three sets of 20-30 reps using 40-60 per cent of 1 RM.last_img read more

Santo Tomas seeks 2nd straight WIN

first_imgAdamson coach Franz Pumaren unveiled solid recruits in Jerome Lastimosa, Vince Magbuhos and Egie Boy Mojica who joined forces with Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti in the Falcons’ 83-80 win over the Knights. —CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Thai cruises to maiden LPGT victory at Malarayat Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ University of Santo Tomas hopes to build on its initial victory under coach Aldin Ayo as it battles UAAP powerhouse Adamson on Friday night in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.Gametime is at 6:30 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan where the Tigers, looking to follow up their 98-88 conquest of Jose Rizal U, face the Falcons, who are also coming off their first win at the expense of the Letran Knights on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours St. Benilde shoots for a fourth straight victory when it battles another NCAA powerhouse in Arellano U at 12:30 p.m., before NCAA teams San Sebastian and Jose Rizal U square off in the second game.The third game pits National University against winless Perpetual Help at 4:30 p.m.But the spotlight will be on the UST-Adamson tussle as the two teams are expected to figure prominently in the title chase in the coming UAAP season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Tigers are slowly but surely finding their feet under Ayo, who won titles in the NCAA with Letran and in the UAAP with La Salle two years ago.Ayo has given Renzo Subido the keys to the Tigers offense and the returning playmaker delivered, scoring a team-high 24 points in the victory over the Heavy Bombers.But the Tigers will continue to miss prized recruit Steve Akomo who has opted to focus on his academics. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 9

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown That was when Tuffin got to work when he gave the Tamaraws a 78-65 lead midway through the fourth with a fastbreak dunk.Tuffin eventually finished with 15 points and five boards.Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo de Manila University, forward)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo ran into some big time trouble when it had not legitimate center to handle the fort in the first half of its game against De La Salle.William Navarro, a lanky 6-foot-5 power forward, was slotted in as the team’s center who would go up against La Salle’s 6-foot-9 centers in Taane Samuel and Brandon Bates.There was also the threat of Justine Baltazar and Santi Santillan but Navarro had major help from senior forward Thirdy Ravena.The Season 80 Finals MVP was a whirling derby not just in support of Navarro in the paint but also as a focal point in offense.Ravena made a huge block on Samuel in the second quarter, and this was during the absence of Angelo Kouame and Isaac Go, showing that he can patrol the paint against the bigger La Salle centers.He then, delivered a haymaker of a triple that capped off the Blue Eagles’ 11-2 run in the fourth and a 71-58 lead that effectively knocked the Green Archers out.Ravena finished with 14 points with 10 rebounds and two blocks against the Green Archers. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Final Four is almost set and the race has dwindled to just five teams.Ateneo and Adamson University already own the top two seeds and have secured its respective twice-to-beat advantages for the semifinals while De La Salle, Far Eastern University, and University of the Philippines are all incontention for the third and fourth spots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Green Archers currently own the third seed in the ladder with an 8-5 record while the Tamaraws and the Fighting Maroons are tied for fourth with identical 7-6 cards.De La Salle has the most leverage of all three teams since its next game is against UP and a win by the Green Archers on Wednesday secures them the third spot in the standings. Honorable mentionsArvin Tolentino (Far Eastern University, power forward)Arvin Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf Tuffin did his work in the end game for the Tamaraws agains the Bulldogs, then Arvin Tolentino was the architect of the early game surge.Tolentino capped off a blistering 19-4 Tamaraw run for their 40-26 lead late in the second.In all actuality, Tolentino scored all of his 16 points in the first half while also grabbing six rebounds for the whole game.Paul Desiderio (University of the Philippines, shooting guard)Paul Desiderio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s no question that Akhuetie has earned the right to become UP’s first option in offense but that doesn’t mean Paul Desiderio is just an ordinary second fiddle.Desiderio is arguably the best secondary offensive option right now in the UAAP and the Fighting Maroons needed his exploits against UST.In just three quarters, Desiderio put up 19 points while playing as the support shooter, he went 3-of-8 from deep, for Akhuetie who roamed the middle for the Fighting Maroons. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gonzalez, La Salle brace for all-important tiff vs UP (The Inquirer Sports’ Starting 5 weekly ranking is based on the players’ individual numbers and their respective team’s outcomes during the competition week.)ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BackcourtJohn Lloyd Clemente (National University, shooting guard)John Lloyd Clemente. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University may have went 0-2 this week but John Lloyd Clemente made sure the league was put on notice.The rookie guard, who already held a hefty reputation as a high-scoring force, in high school, gave a little preview of his offensive capabilities in the Bulldogs’ 84-77 loss to the Green Archers when he put up 19 points on just 7-of-9 shooting.Clemente then took the single-game scoring record this season when he put up 38 points, on 14-of-25 shooting, in a 79-74 loss to the Tamaraws.The 38-point mark Clemente scored is just five shy of the school record that his coach Jeff Napa co-owns.Jerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson University, shooting guard)Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University went a perfect 2-0 in Week 9 and a large part of that success was the consistency shooting guard Jerrick Ahanmisi put on.Ahanmisi was in usual self of being a smooth operator from beyond the arc and his 7-of-15 3-point shooting between his two games attest to that.He also averaged 18 points a game for the Falcons this week, and that’s not too shabby at all.center_img Bright Akhuetie (University of the Philippines, center)Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie has been pretty steady in the second round getting those double-doubles by the usual and that consistency paid in a big way for UP in its lone game this Week 9.The Fighting Maroons were able to get to a 7-6 record, and a tie for the fourth spot, after their 83-69 win over undermanned University of Santo Tomas.Akhuetie finished with a dominant 25-point, 18-rebound double-double in that outing that saw rookie sensation CJ Cansino fall down to injury.UP’s win not only extended its life in the Final Four hunt but it also eliminated the Growling Tigers from the race, trimming the semifinal contenders to just five teams.Kenneth Tuffin (Far Eastern University, small forward)Ken Tuffin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU had a similar case to UP’s in Week 9 of the tournament that it needed a win to stay on course for a Final Four spot especially with the two teams sharing the same record.The Tamaraws eventually got out of Week 9 with a 7-6 record and stayed in their path for the semifinals and one of the reasons why is versatile forward Kenneth Tuffin.FEU’s junior forward was crucial in its 79-74 win over National University and it was a game that needed a little bit of fortitude in the end-game.The Tamaraws cruised to a 44-28 lead at the end of the first half only to allow the Bulldogs to trim the lead to eight, 69-61, after the third quarter. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In the event that the Green Archers win, the Tamaraws have to win in their final game of the eliminations against the Soaring Falcons to ultimately end UP’s season.And of course the inverse of those things can happen.La Salle, FEU, and UP can still end up with identical 7-7 records and if that happens the Fighting Maroons will take the third seed by virtue of a superior quotient over the other two and that will leave the Green Archers and the Tamaraws to fight for the no.4 spot.That’s basically a quick rundown of the team scenarios so here’s a quicker look at the players that starred in the league’s penultimate week.FrontcourtADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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What has the coalition done to stimulate job creation in Guyana?

first_imgDear Editor,The current state of affairs necessitates a restatement of certain facts pertaining to the current materialisation of job opportunities via several major investments and projects in Guyana.With over 30,000 jobs lost over almost four years under the APNU/AFC coalition Government, the question must be asked: What has the coalition done to stimulate job creation in Guyana? What investments produced job creation that Guyanese have benefited from recently?In dealing with the latter first, hundreds of Guyanese have benefited from job opportunities that have been created as a result of work done by the former People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Government.In the area of projects, work on the East Coast Demerara Road and the West Coast Demerara Road, are only two of the major projects that stimulated job creation.Incentivised multimillion-dollar investment deals negotiated by the PPP/C, which also stimulated job creation, include:*First BauxiteCorporation;* Reunion Manganese;* Guyana Goldfields;* Troy Resources;* Teleperformance;* Qualfon;* Santa Fe Farm;* Guyana Marriott HotelGeorgetown;* Texila AmericanUniversity;* Giftland Mall; and* MovieTowne.Editor, the opening of MovieTowne took place on Thursday, March 15, 2019, and to my surprise, four APNU/AFC coalition Government Ministers graced the event with their presence. Editor, this is the same project that was met with delays because of the APNU/AFC coalition. The headlines that made the news a few months ago were clear: “Foreign Investor blames Government for delay in MovieTowne opening” (June 12, 2018 – Newsroom); “MovieTowne owner decries red tape in US$40 million Turkeyen investment” (June 13, 2018 – Kaieteur News); and “Gov’t ordered to pay TPL $1.7 billion in damages over Turkeyen land” (April 21, 2019 – Stabroek News). Yet, Ministers Joseph Harmon, Winston Jordan, Carl Greenidge, and Dominic Gaskin all talked up the investment during Thursday’s opening. Is the coalition Government not shameless?I have to also point out that the land sale on which MovieTowne was built – an investment that is now being talked up by the coalition – is the same land deal that former Minister, Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Head, Winston Brassington were charged for. Will the charges now be dropped since top coalition Government Ministers now tout the merits of the investment?Editor, I also must point out that in addition to the projects that were envisioned and started by the former PPP/C Government, as well as the investments that were successfully pursued, the coalition Government inherited over US$500 million in concessional resources secured to finance development initiatives, including:* US$130 million from China Exim Bank to construct a new international airport;* US$66.2 million from Inter-American Deve-lopment Bank to fund a road network upgrade and expansion project;* US$64.6 million from Inter-American Deve-lopment Bank and European Union to fund a power utility upgrade programme;* US$50 million from India Exim Bank to fund the East Coast to East Bank bypass road – a project that has not even stared as yet;* US$34.4 million from the Caribbean Development Bank to fund the West Coast Demerara highway upgrade project;* US$31.7 million from Inter-American Deve-lopment Bank and European Union to fund a water and sanitation infrastructure improvement project;* US$15 million from Inter-American Deve-lopment Bank for a new citizen security project;* US$12 million from the World Bank for a flood risk management project;* US$10 million from the World Bank for a new secondary education improvement project;* US$10 million from the World Bank for the UG science and technology support project; and* US$7.5 million from the Caribbean Development Bank to fund a sugar industry mechanisation project.All of these developments provide ample testimony to the stewardship of the Guyanese economy discharged by successive PPP/C Governments and the strong position of the economy, as the PPP/C demitted office.Even Guyana’s burgeoning oil and gas sector was the vision of the PPP/C. ExxonMobil came to Guyana under the PPP/C. Oil was found in Guyana under the PPP/C.Editor, returning to the first question I asked – What has the coalition done to stimulate job creation in Guyana? –The answer is clear. Nothing. There has been no major new project to stimulate job creation. There has been no major new foreign direct investment to stimulate job creation. Their policies have resulted in the loss of jobs. The David Granger-led coalition Government is bereft of ideas and have instead advanced initiatives that were envisioned and started by the former PPP/C coalition Government.The coalition Government, for almost four years, have busied themselves untying bows and cutting ribbons on PPP/C gifts.With the increasing likelihood of the APNU/AFC coalition Government being illegal after March 21, 2019, the resultant increase in loss of jobs is to be expected, as is the deleterious impact on the local economy.Sincerely,Dr Peter Ramsarooplast_img read more

‘Passage of Decent Work Bill is Paramount’

first_imgThe newly elected Secretary General of the Liberia Labor Congress (LLC), David D. Sackor has notified LLC members that the passage of the Decent Work Bill is paramount on his agenda to ensure that better working conditions are created in the country. Mr. Sackor made known his intentions at the National Trade Union Solidarity Conference 2015 held at a local resort recently in Monrovia under the theme, “Making Labor Relevant to Liberia’s Development Agenda.”He attributed the delay in the passage of the Decent Work Bill to “political restrictions” which he said, “are denying us from having a say in who become leaders in the country.” According to him, the slow pace to the passage of the Decent Work Bill is one of the factors impeding the work of the Labor Congress.The bill has been lingering before the National Legislature for about five years now and nothing is being done for its passage while other concession agreements have been passed, complained Sackor who is also the secretary-general of the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL), a group under the LLC.He contended that workers unions must be included in the decision-making process in the selection of national leaders charging that Labor Unions have been restricted by Labor laws from doing so. “It is a restriction that needs to be repealed as it was done to the P12 of the Labor law as well as amending Article 81 of the Liberian Constitution,” he argued. “We are going to take a strong position in the Constitution Review Process so that come 2017 the Liberia Labor Congress will participate in the decision to elect the President of Liberia,” he declared.Mr. Sackor promised to work hard nationally and internationally to transform the lives of LLC members so that they can be recognized in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Junior Marshall Win LFA 2019 Under-15 Heroes Cup

first_imgThe champions: Junior Marshall Football AcademyJunior Marshall Football Academy have won the 2019 Liberia Football Association (LFA) Under-15 Heroes Cup. They beat Cece United Football Academy 1-0 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on Sunday.Mohammed Turay bundled home a goalmouth scrabble in the sixth minute against the run of play.Deton Kollie thought he had found the equalizer for Cece United but he was adjudged to be offside – a spot on call by center referee Moses B. Johnson and assistant referee number two Roger P. Brown.Cece United head coach Edwin Larblah said his game plans were disrupted by the disqualification of three players.“We had players, who were to be in certain positions but they were disqualified. So we were forced to use other players in positions we didn’t plan for.“However, we accept the defeat. We will go back to the drawing board and come back stronger for the next competition,” said Larblah.Junior Marshall head coach Theodore Gould described the victory as a lifetime achievement.“I am very proud of this moment because it is the most successful moment in my life because my objective was to be a winner,” he said.Gould hopes the LFA will select a team to represent Liberia in an international under-15 competition. The Heroes Cup is the LFA’s desire to celebrate the contribution and recognition of former players, who served and uplifted Liberian football and the national teams.The tournament is to also honor icons and players like Wanibo Toe, John ‘Monkey’ Brown, Victor Seah, Patrick Doeplah, Benedict ‘Mama Musa’ Wesseh, Josiah Nagbe Johnson, Frank Jericho Nagbe, Sr., Washington Blay, Sakpa ‘Myers’ Nyenswah, Borbor Gaye, Dominic Vava George, President George Manneh Oppong Weah and James Salinsa Debbah.It is to also remember several players like Murphy Nagbe, Patrick Jackson and Nathaniel Sherman, who got injured on national duty. Cece United: 1-Abraham Ballah, 10-captain Hassan Ahmed, 5-Marcus Gayflor, 4-Alex Doe, 2-Tommy Cooper, 3-Hennah Massaquoi, 8-Clifton Jones, 13-Emmanuel Zarwolo, 11-Delton Kollie, 9-Mohammed Turay, 7-Sumo Kollie.Substitutions: 17-Derrick Bodno, 18-Annieta Tarpeh, 16-Alphonso Davis, 14-Melvin Zah, 12-Isaac Harmon, 19-James Cooper, 21-James Nagbe.Junior Marshall: 1-Augustine Tardeh, 6-captain Jusu Kollie, 5-James B. B. Tarr, 18-Cyrus Bestman, 2-Mark Brown, 15-Amos T. Sehkehpoh, 7-Alex Sembeh, 11-Sensee Sherman, 17-EmmanuelDaykay, 9-Prince Collins, 14-Joel Johnson; head coach Theodore Gould.Substitutions: 19-David Thusu, 20-Gabriel Kollie, 13-Archie Johnson, 10-Emmanuel Toe, 8-Edwin Williams, 30-Christopher Amos.Match officials: Moses B. Johnson, center referee; Glen W. Johnson, assistant referee #1; Roger P. Brown, assistant referee #2; Victoria Kabba, reserve referee; Harrington Weah, match commissioner and statistician Shelton M. Kamara.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Heated encounter leaves Guyana locked in a draw

first_imgCONCACAF Nations League…A steamy exchange of words at their respective press conferences have caused the Guyanese and Barbadian national football teams to have stirred up anticipation and expectation for great and unexpected things to happen at their CONCACAF Nations League meeting.Forward player Andrew Murray controlling possession of the ball during the encounterSo said, so done. The teams delivered nothing but thrills and chills in their 90- minute encounter, but the result was one that neither team had expected.The National Track and Field Centre at Leonora saw football fans on Thursday evening pouring in to see Guyana compete with old rivals Barbados.The match got underway at 7pm on the dot, with the Guyanese team playing an attacking style, as promised by Head Coach Michael Johnson.In retrospect, the matchup could easily have gone Guyana’s way. However, as fate would have it, the Golden Jaguars had one too many fruitless attempts.The first half’s play was enough to make the vociferous crowd’s heart skip a beat when Guyana’s strikers missed out not only one, but three solid attempts at goal. Aside from sketchy striking and poor on-field decisions, one could chalk up playing against the wind as another factor that played a crucial part in the eventual result of the game.Playing with the wind this time around, Guyana got off to a firing start with a goal several minutes after the second half began. Portugal-based player Trayon Bobb was the one to make the breakthrough for Guyana.Expectedly, the goal was met with loud applause and cheers from the crowd, but they were soon silenced when Guyana’s momentum seemed to have rubbed off on Barbados, who saw the chance and managed two sneaky but brilliant plays to net two goals back-to- back from Hallam Hope.Knowing that they needed a goal, or even two, Guyana bounced back to their attacking ways, controlling possession of the ball once again. With assistance from local boy Vurlon Mills, Neil Danns was able to secure the goal.In the opinion of spectators, the game flew by a little too quickly, leaving both teams to settle for a draw.After the encounter, Head Coach Johnson expressed disappointment with the result. “It was a good point in the end. It actually feels like a loss, you know. The first half, it could’ve been three or four, could’ve gone our side. And I don’t know (by) what slackness, lazy play we conceded two silly goals! But fair play to the team, they found it in themselves to dig deep. And even then we looked like we could’ve pinched another one for 3-2,” Johnson said.However, the coach noted that it would be a good game to reflect on. “When we finally qualify, we’ll look at that and think, ‘Hey, it was a good point’,” he said.On the other hand, goal scorer Neil Danns, although not content with the outcome, noted that the game has a lot of positives that the team can work on.“We’re going to take the positives from it. We went into the game 2-1 down and the boys showed real character and real spirit to come back and clinch that point. That’s how far we’ve come! That game feels like a loss; couple years ago we would’ve been cheering about a draw, but today, we know that standards are being set so high,” Danns stated.Guyana’s next CONCACAF Nations League game is scheduled for October against Turks and Caicos. In November they will take on French Guiana. In March of 2019, the Golden Jaguars will then return home to challenge Belize for a chance at qualification.last_img read more

Don’t make me a Man United fan! Bilic urges West Ham to wrap up European spot

first_img1 Slaven Bilic is urging his West Ham side to wrap up a sixth-place finish – and save him from being a Manchester United fan.The Hammers, currently sitting sixth, will be assured of a Europa League spot if they remain in the same position after the remaining four games of the campaign.But should they drop down to seventh in the Premier League table, they will be reliant on United winning the FA Cup against Crystal Palace to hand them a spot in Europe, and Bilic does not want it to come to that.Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to West Brom on Saturday, the Croatian said: “I would like to see them [United] win it, that would give us a bit of a cushion. But the good thing is everything is in our hands, and I’d rather us do it than wait until one week after the season with our red flags and be a Man United fan. “The top six is a target and it has been a target for quite a while now. It wasn’t a target at the beginning of the season but with four games to go, we have a little bit of a gap but we can’t afford to lose games. “It’s going to be hard, we have Liverpool and Southampton (behind us). But we are unbeaten in a long time, we have had a good run and we are fully motivated.“If we continue to play like we have been playing, we have a good chance.”The Hammers head to West Brom on Saturday to face a side who proved against Tottenham that they do not have one foot on the beach.Tony Pulis’ side may be safely in mid-table but that did not stop them putting a spanner in Spurs’ title works by drawing 1-1 at White Hart Lane on Monday.Bilic also remembers falling foul of a team with seemingly little to play for during his time as a defender with German side Karlsruhe.“People talk West Brom that, West Brom this, but they are safe with a cigar,” he added.“You talk about Newcastle and they are in trouble but West Brom have never been in trouble at all. That shows they have a good team and good mentality.“The teams are playing for their pride, for their fans, for themselves sometimes. Once I played in Germany and we had to play the last game of the season and had to win it to get into Europe.“It was a team like Aston Villa who had been relegated since March or April – and they beat us 5-1!“Make no mistake, especially a Tony Pulis team and the English mentality and everything, we expect them to play at their maximum.” Slaven Bilic last_img read more


first_imgThe Candy Buffet” is a new, locally owned business which offers Candy Buffet rental to those hosting wedding parties and various other events. The Stylish designs of these candy buffets, topped off with an array of mouth watering sweet choices will make sure that your event is that little extra bit special! The owner designed his first candy buffet to be displayed at a family member’s wedding function, and given the popularity it received, it was then apparent that this business would be a success.Market research and attention to detail has now resulted in the creation of three eye catching buffet designs.When ordering a candy buffet, our customers can also choose from three sweet packages which include the most popular varieties of treats!• Teeth • Strawberries• Strawberry BonBons• Blueberry BonBons• Flying Saucers• Fizzy Cherries• Jelly Snakes • Jelly Mix• Fruit Pops• Lovehearts• Black & Fruit Jacks These buffets are competitively priced and extremely affordable – starting at just €159 including free delivery/collection inside Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Sligo and Leitrim.Delivery costs vary for other regions.Feel free to browse our e-commerce site at and remember to like us below! NEW BUSINESS ‘THE CANDY BUFFET’ OPENS IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesInnovativenewsThe Candy Buffetlast_img read more

Golden State Warriors reportedly to waive veteran Shaun Livingston

first_imgVeteran guard Shaun Livingston, who won three NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors, will be waived by the team, according to published reports.Livingston, 34, still has intentions of playing at least one more season, which would be his 16th year in the league. It was thought he might retire after this season. ESPN first reported the news.The former fourth overall selection in the 2004 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers has played the past five seasons with the Warriors. He averaged 4.0 …last_img read more