Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Liturgy of Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Festive Eucharist (Trinity Church Wall Street)Trinity Wall Street, one of the oldest Anglican parishes in the United States, will hold livestream services for Good Friday (12:05-1:30 p.m.) the Great Vigil of Easter (7:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday) and Easter Sunday (11:15 a.m.).Easter Sunday service with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (Church of England)The Church of England will hold a “national digital service” for Easter Sunday with a sermon from the Most Rev. Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, recorded from his home in London. Other elements of the service were recorded elsewhere, including a large virtual choir singing “Thine be the Glory.” The service will be available at 9 a.m. GMT. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Apr 9, 2020 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA COVID-19 Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Stations of the cross in the city (Diocese of Western Massachusetts)The stations of the cross — a ritual of prayers commemorating the ways Jesus suffered on the day of his crucifixion — is commonly observed throughout Lent, and especially on Good Friday, in churches that have visual depictions of the stations on their walls. In the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, Episcopal priests and other local leaders from in and around Worcester, the second-largest city in New England, have created a video series in which each station corresponds to a site in the city. The sites show “a different side of Worcester,” including places like the Social Security office, a low-income apartment building and homeless ministries. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service] With The Episcopal Church preparing for an Easter Triduum without in-person gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Episcopalians have plenty of options for virtual services. From large cathedrals to riverside vigils, here are some examples of Triduum services in the time of physical distancing from The Episcopal Church and beyond. You can also find an extensive calendar of livestream services from across the church here.Liturgy of Good Friday, Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist livestream with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching, virtual choir and organ recital (Washington National Cathedral)The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday at Washington National Cathedral, the seat of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, will be livestreamed at noon Eastern time. The Easter Sunday Eucharist will be livestreamed at 11:15 a.m., with Curry preaching the sermon and a performance of “The Strife is O’er” from a churchwide virtual choir. Also on Easter Sunday, the cathedral’s organists will perform a recital at 2 p.m. Virtual Easter Vigil on the waterfront (Diocese of Southern Virginia)Holding an Easter Vigil service with drumming, fire, processions and baptisms on the banks of the York River in Yorktown, Virginia, has been a tradition for eight years for a group of local churches. This year, an adapted form of the service will go on via livestream, though without the crowd of several hundred people that normally gathers. The tradition is the collaborative effort of seven Episcopal parishes and two Lutheran congregations. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Worship from home with these Easter Triduum services Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Make a joyful noise for Easter Sunday! (Diocese of Western North Carolina)The Diocese of Western North Carolina invites everyone to film themselves “making a joyful noise” — by playing an instrument, singing, ringing bells, clapping, banging a pan or whatever other joyful noise comes to mind — at 10 a.m. in your time zone on Easter Sunday. You can share your video on social media using the hashtag #joyfulnoisediownc. Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Improvised Triduum liturgy (Seminary of the Southwest)Unable to gather together for Triduum services, the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, will perform a minimalist liturgy devised by the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, the seminary’s dean and president. Over the course of Good Friday and Holy Saturday, members of the seminary community will individually find a stone, wash it and place it in a particular spot on the campus, creating a pile or “tomb.” Then, beginning at dawn on Easter Sunday, they will return one by one and take a stone away.“This liturgy will come into being by doing it,” Kittredge wrote to the community. “Its meaning and resonance will be revealed in the performing. It is unlikely to be repeated.” Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA
The University of Wisconsin softball team touched down in the Arizona desert yesterday, and will open up its season Friday afternoon against some of the nation’s best — preseason No.1 Arizona and No. 5 Arizona State.After weeks of practicing inside the McClain Center, the Badgers are eager to get back on the dirt.”I think we’ve prepared enough that we’re ready to go physically,” said senior outfielder Samantha Polito. “We just have to see how we take it out on the field mentally.”The psychological aspects of the demanding three-day event may prove to be the deciding factor for UW. But even with a weekend more comparable to the labors of Hercules than a typical early-season tournament, head coach Chandelle Schulte knows that in the long run, the experience should be beneficial.”It’s a double-edged sword,” Schulte said. “If we get blown out it may not be a good thing, but eventually it will help us.”In an age where schedule fluffing in the early-going is standard practice in collegiate athletics, Wisconsin sure seems to be taking a completely opposite approach, playing five top-tier teams in three days.The Badgers will open up its season with a doubleheader, playing Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State Friday.Then Saturday, the Badgers will play Florida before matching up against Arizona State. ASU is led by sophomore outfielder Kaitlin Cochran, who along with junior pitcher and teammate Katie Burkhart, are early National Collegiate Player of the Year candidates. Cochran, a first team All-America selection one year ago, batted .437 to go along with 17 homers and 61 RBIs.The Badgers will wrap up the tournament Sunday when they face the top-ranked Arizona Wildcats, who also possess four legitimate Player of the Year candidates in catcher Callista Balko, shortstop Kristie Fox, outfielder Caitlin Lowe and pitcher Taryne Mowatt, who amassed 21 wins last season to complement a 1.28 ERA.”We’re all pretty excited about an opportunity to play against them,” Polito said. “But we’re just going to go out there like it’s any other game. The name on the shirt doesn’t matter, just the girls out on the field.”Though along with a No. 1 ranking and such high expectations comes additional pressure, an area in which Schulte says UW has a decided advantage over UA.”They’re pretty flawless,” Schulte said. “But we have nothing to lose, and they do, so that’s the approach we’re taking. We’re certainly capable of holding our own. “[And] they have one of the best pitchers in the country. … You just can’t play afraid because really, they’re that good.”This year, success for UW will ride heavily on the right arm of senior pitcher Eden Brock, who will likely see a heavy workload this weekend.Brock, who tossed a no-hitter against UW-Parkside last fall, is confident that if the Badgers stick to their game plan, they just might be able to run the gauntlet.”We’re playing some really good competition,” Brock said. “[These are] some of the top teams in the nation, but I think staying relaxed under pressure, working on fundamentals and making the plays we can make will help us get through it.””[Brock] has proven herself,” Schulte said. “Eden’s our No. 1 right now and is going to be the one that we go to.”Leading the way in the field is Polito, who along with junior catcher Joey Daniels, was named Wisconsin’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year last season after leading the team with a batting average of .324. Daniels was second on the squad at .322.Much of UW’s power will come in the form of junior outfielder Katie Hnatyk, who has smashed 19 home runs in her first two years as a Badger, which puts her only one shy of Wisconsin’s career record, held by Kris Zacher and Boo Gillette.
“I’ve been in Arizona for 14 spring trainings,” Maldonado said. “I know a lot of people who have trouble with split fingers and curve balls. I knew he had a good splitter.”Away from the thin, dry air of Arizona, Ohtani’s splitter and his slider were both on full display. His fastball also had the consistent velocity to match the reports of his work in Japan. He was consistently throwing 97-99 mph, and he topped out at 99.6 mph.“The ball jumps out of his hand and it’s hard to catch up to it,” said A’s third baseman Matt Chapman, who accounted for all three runs with a homer on a hanging slider. “He’s going to be a tough guy to face and we’re gonna face him a few times I’m sure.”Ohtani walked one and struck out six. He gave up three hits, two singles before the homer in the second inning.After that, though, he retired 14 of the next 15 hitters.Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Ohtani needed 92 pitches to get through his outing, including 63 strikes. It was actually a more pitch efficient outing that he’d had in the minors, when he topped out at 85 pitches. In his two longest minor league outings, he needed to have a few innings ended short of three outs to maintain his pitch count.Related Articles PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. 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(AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman, right, celebrates with third base coach Matt Williams (4) after hitting a three run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during the second inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani covers his face with his cap after giving up a three run home run to Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman during the second inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman connects for a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during the second inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani wipes his face at the end of the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani wipes his face at the end of the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandOAKLAND — Just like Shohei Ohtani and the Angels had been saying all along, spring training means nothing.Especially not spring training in Arizona, if you’re a pitcher.“For all pitchers,” Manager Mike Scioscia said, “they like to get out of Arizona. No doubt about that.”A rough spring prompted many outside the Angels organization to question whether Ohtani was ready to pitch in the majors, but he answered those critics with six innings in his regular season pitching debut on Sunday. Video: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani makes MLB history – and the Internet goes wild The first time through the order, Ohtani started eight of nine hitters with strikes. He finished with 14 of 22.“I don’t think he did that in spring training, getting ahead the way he did today,” Maldonado said. “He was throwing every pitch at any time.”The splitter, which Ohtani didn’t have full use of in Arizona, was also a devastating pitch. The A’s swung and missed at 10 of the 24 he threw.“I thought he had really good stuff, he showed really good command today and was able to move the ball in and out, up and down and we had a hard time getting consistent contact off of him,” Chapman said.Ohtani was able to pick up his first major league victory thanks to an Angels offense and an A’s defense that collaborated for seven runs.The A’s made one error, but they botched several other balls. Left fielder Khris Davis, normally the A’s DH, had trouble with a couple plays that went for doubles.In the seventh, when the Angels put the game away with three runs, a blooper dropped in center field and another ground ball got past Chapman, the normally sure-handed third baseman.Jefry Marte and Andrelton Simmons each had three hits, and Zack Cozart and Mike Trout each had two.Ohtani’s victory was in jeopardy in the ninth, when Blake Parker gave up a run on three hits before Keynan Middleton bailed him out, recording the final two outs. The victory was the Angels’ third in the season-opening four-game series, but perhaps the most significant because of Ohtani’s debut.“I’m really happy for him,” Simmons said. “It’s a good way to start. He still has a long ways to go, so I hope he doesn’t ease up and stays hungry.” Ohtani allowed three runs — all on one bad pitch — in the Angels’ 7-4 victory over the Oakland A’s, finishing off his historic opening series.Ohtani started the first game as the designated hitter and the last game as the pitcher, the first big leaguer to start as a pitcher and non-pitcher within the first 10 games of a season since 1920.Ohtani had a hit in his first big league at-bat on Thursday, and then he struck out the first batter he faced as a pitcher on Sunday. Ohtani’s strikeout of leadoff hitter Marcus Semien, leading to a 1-2-3 first inning, demonstrated that he is major league ready.“Obviously I’m very happy,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “I’m satisfied with my outing. I’m more happy the team got the victory.”Catcher Martín Maldonado, who had been Ohtani’s catcher for some of the rough moments in spring training, was not surprised. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers was happy to revisit a “fun day” three years ago that will live forever in NBA – and social media – lore on Thursday, before his team tipped off against former Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who was back to see his old team on his old home court for the first time.Rivers said he wasn’t yet hip to Twitter in 2015, so he didn’t realize the ruckus that was happening outside of the house where he and other important Clippers personnel were hanging out with (or holding hostage, depending on who’s telling the story) Jordan, the star center who this summer actually signed with the Dallas Mavericks whom he’d spurned back in July 2015.As was well-documented then, the Clippers really didn’t want him to sign with Dallas, so they visited him in Houston to let him know. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “We had a good meal, food was great; D.J. went out and got fried chicken,” recalled Rivers, who was joined that day by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, as well as Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Paul Pierce. “It was funny watching Steve Ballmer eating fried chicken and collard greens.“It was a weird day, but I think it was far weirder on the outside of the room than on the inside of the room,” Rivers continued. “… on the inside of the room, there was not a lot of stuff going on. I mean, basically D.J. basically told us he was staying within five seconds.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“Paul Pierce came up with the grand idea, ‘OK, we don’t believe you and we’re just going to stay until it’s time to sign.’ I actually thought we were going to leave right away, and it was smart by Paul because D.J. had (already) proven he could change his mind. ANALYZE THISBilly Crystal is a Tony and Emmy-Award winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director and a nine-time host of the Academy Awards – and on Jan. 31 he’ll finally have landed the role of Clippers color analyst.Crystal will join Ralph Lawler – the play-by-play broadcaster who plans to retire following this, his 40th and final season calling Clippers games – on the mic when they call the team’s game against the Lakers on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.“The fact that he decided he wanted to do this just tickled the heck out of me,” said Lawler, who said he was approached about the pairing recently by Gillian Zucker, the Clippers’ president of business operations.“Our team president came to me and said, ‘Ralph, I’ve got something I’ve got to ask you about.’ I said, ‘Yeah?’ ” Lawler said. “ ‘We have a season ticket holder who just loves you so much and would like very much to sit in with you on a broadcast.’Related Articles “It was a fun day. We actually watched the summer league games on TV, we ran out of things to watch. We ate two or three different times.”All the while, participants in the drama (and outside of it) tweeted a series of updates – using a creative assortment of emojis. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “I was oblivious to the social media scene at that point,” Rivers said. “I didn’t know all that was going on until the next day when I got home and I saw. It was pretty funny.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “I said ‘a season ticket holder? Is this important to the ballclub we do this?’“And she said, ‘It’s very important.’ And I go, ‘OK, I guess so.’“She said, ‘Do you want to know who it is? … Billy Crystal.’“I said, ‘Oh! That would work!’ ”Current Nets analyst Mike Fratello also will join Lawler on Jan. 23 in Miami and Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown will do the same for the March 24 game against the New York Knicks.“I wasn’t looking forward to the farewell-tour kind of a thing,” Lawler said. “But it’s working out, and it’s going to be very, very nice.”
FILE PHOTO: Uganda CranesKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes new head coach Jonathan McKinstry has today named a provisional squad to prepare ahead the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.The Cranes are in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Malawi and South Sudan. McKinstry’s team will kick start their campaign with an away game against tricky Burkina Faso on November 13th before hosting Malawi Flames on November 17th at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.The 25-man squad has five local based players and 20 professional led by skipper Denis Onyango. The team is expected to take a Ugandan Airlines chartered flight for the away game in Burkina Faso before flying back quickly to prepare for the game against Malawi.The five local players invited include; Allan Okello, Charles Lukwago, Nicholas Kasozi, Fahad Bayo and Halid Lwaliwa.“We must work hard ahead of these games because it is always good to have a good start in such qualifiers. Playing Burkina Faso at home has never been easy because they have a good record,” added McKinstry.The new coach who took over from Sebastien Desabre who resigned after the 2019 Afcon in Egypt started his new job with a 1-0 away with against Ethiopia two weeks ago.Squad Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo)Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt)Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan)******URNShare on: WhatsApp
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So, this year, you’ve resolved to lose weight, take a class, learn a new language and buy a better mobile device. Good for you – but we all know how well most new year’s resolutions go.If you want to strike while the iron is hot, we’ve found mySomeday, a new tool for solidifying, planning and executing your dreams into realities. The site’s a little bit like Dorthy.com and a little like LetSimonDecide, but it’s also got simple project management tools and interesting social features. Could mySomeday actually help us stick to our resolutions? A while ago, we tested Dorthy.com, a semantic search engine for aspirations that asked users to list goals, share progress and encourage one another. This is quite close to what mySomeday purports to do, as well, albeit through very different mechanisms.Calling itself a “goal achievement platform,” mySomeday combines planning tools, socialnetworking features and a support community. It makes sense that publicly sharing goals with one’s network has a positive impact on one’s chances of reaching those goals. Also, hacking a dream into a plan with a series of steps and measurable outcomes can help transform a cloud-castle into a reality. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#web Related Posts jolie odell As part of their business model, mySomeday is offering branded “Expert Plans” for common or niche goals. Currently, Expert Plans are being offered by Seeds of Peace, Flirtexting, BK Farmyards and Nuru International.What methods or tools are you using now to keep your resolutions – whether they were made for 2010 or whether they’re just longstanding but dormant goals? Do you think mySomeday is a site you could use? Would the imagery, reminders and community help you achieve your goals?And what do you think of the company’s rather unique Expert Plans model? Let us know your opinions in the comments. The site also reminded us of LetSimonDecide, a decision-making platform that helps users analyze their dreams or wishes to determine if they’re optimal, practical and advisable. Once the decision-making process is complete, users can share their conclusions with other site members and make an action plan to implement the decision. On mySomeday, users are prompted to set deadlines and receive email reminders, but one of the most interesting features is the option to add multimedia inspirational content, including pictures and videos. Visual reminders have powerful effects – much more than mere words on a glowing screen would, we suspect. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Photo from Fiba.comThe Fiba Asia Cup campaign that started in the most promising way for Gilas Pilipinas took another wicked turn for the worse on Saturday after the Filipinos were blown off the floor by host Lebanon, 106-87, at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut.Fadi El Khatib, one of the finest scorers the region has produced, torched the dumbfounded Filipinos with 36 points and helped the Lebanese bury the Philippines early in a hole so deep to cruise to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Australia, ranked 10th in the world and a newcomer in the tournament together with New Zealand, advanced to the gold medal game against 2013 champion Iran and Hamed Haddadi on Sunday.Gilas’ next big tournament will be the World Cup Qualifying that starts in November.The Filipinos will play games in Chinese Taipei, Japan and Australia in the first round. The games are scheduled on a home-and-away basis and will be played in November, February and July.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Lebanon thus advanced to a clash with China for fifth place even as the Filipinos dropped into a game versus Jordan for seventh (ongoing at press time), which would mean the worst finish for the country in the last eight years.It was the second blowout loss that the Filipinos took as their bid, which started with a 97-86 upset of the defending champion Chinese, will be remembered more for the ripping they suffered at the hands of old nemesis South Korea in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTeam Philippines, because of that win over China, swept its preliminary round assignments to top Group B but just couldn’t get anything going when they faced the Koreans in the first round of the knockout stages.The result was a 118-86 bamboozling on Friday as the Koreans drained a total of 16 triples to carve out the victory that added to another of those heart-rending defeats the Philippines has been taking from way back. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC South Korea pulls off twin kill over Gilas View comments SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games
Made a commitment to get some exercise into your routine? Before you head to the market to get the equipment, read through this buyer’s guideIt’s ironic, but the more busy, stressed and tired you are, the more your body actually needs exercise to continue functioning normally. The endorphins kick in, your general fitness goes up and you can do much more. The good news is that getting started doesn’t require fancy gym memberships or personal trainers; it requires a commitment to health and some basic equipment. The challenge? The market for health equipment has exploded, making it easy to get caught in a retail maze. So, do your homework before you set out to buy…What’s your goal?Are you looking to lose weight? Do you want a more toned, fit body? Or are you keen to push up your energy? Often, your goals will be a combination of all three, but to choose specific equipment, you need to prioritise, unless you have the space and resources to buy a variety.What are you willing to invest?Time, money, space and effort are your investments. Time doesn’t play a role in deciding equipment, but the others do. How many family members will use the equipment? How much space do you have? How much can you invest? ‘People look at TV commercials for equipment, and assume that pricier is better,’ says Delhi-based personal trainer Kiran Sawhney who runs Fitnesolution. ‘But you don’t need elaborate gadgets to be fit. If you don’t have joint or knee issues, for example, a simple skipping rope is a good start.’advertisementIs the price right? Reputed sporting goods stores are safe bets, but there are various other routes to get a bargain:1. Ask the gym/trainer – They can guide you to wholesale dealers where you will get a good deal.2. Go online – Ebay and craigslist (an online “classifieds” site) have India sites where you can find people who want to sell used equipment, including those based in your own city. Do check equipment personally before buying.3. Visit gyms – They might be upgrading and disposing quality equipment, and you may get a good bargain. what to ask the sa lesman * Is it safe for you to use the equipment alone? * Does it have a warranty? * Is there a machine that combines the basic activity with something else? * What sort of maintenance does it require? * How long will it last? * What should you watch out for when using it?Tips you can useGet (free!) pro adviceMost reputed gym chains* Offer free trials for a day or two. Check it out; also chat with the fitness trainer to understand what your workout should be to achieve your fitness goals – for free. Make sure you try out the kind of equipment that you can use at home. Here is what you need to keep in mind, going forward.If you hate it, don’t invest ‘I hate to walk,’ says Nandita Chawla, 39, a Delhi-based homemaker, ‘but I bought a treadmill for exercising in my house, thinking that the machine would make me enjoy the activity – after all, the machine draws the most crowds at any gym! Turns out, I still hate to walk, and the treadmill blocks space we can’t afford in our guest room!’ While you will no doubt have to do some kind of exercise you dislike in the pursuit of your goals, remember that there is a difference between dislike and total aversion. The former is worth battling, the latter is a waste of your time.Get fit for “nothing” If you have stairs in your workplace, or live in a high-rise apartment, learn to take the stairs rather than buy a stepper to do the exact same thing. When Gauri Grover, 32, wanted to lose her post-baby weight in a hurry – but didn’t have the space or budget for buying equipment – she adopted an age-old practice: sweeping and swabbing the floors of her home for a few months. ‘It worked wonders. I lost 20kg in less than a year. Cost? Zero!’ The lesson here? ‘Doing simple crunches or push ups on the floor is as effective as buying ab-exercisers or leg presses,’ says fitness expert Kiran. ‘In fact, they are better, because you are simply working with your body’s natural resistance, not external equipment,’ adds Gauri.Use online search engines You can access the best brand names and average pricing for the equipment you want. Read reviews – www.amazon. com is a great place to start because there are customer reviews that accompany each product. Make a note of the model/manufacturer names that generate positive feedback. Warns Sawhney: ‘Don’t go for local or Chinesemade versions, but do not assume fancier brands are better either. A personal trainer can provide you brand names to choose from.’advertisementWhat you can aim for… A single piece of equipment from this list or a combination of these machines is what you need for most basic fitness goals*Dumbbells and barbellsDumbbells help build resistance, and are used for strength-training. They come in a range of weights; ideally, though, buy adjustable dumbbells, which change the weight/resistance levels at the push of a button.What to look for In regular weights: a comfortable grip. In adjustable weights: how high the weights go and what increment of weight you want.Stability ball/balance ball It is essentially a large ball (usually 18 to 28 inches in diameter) made of polyvinyl and can be used for a range of exercises – from abs to stretches, and in place of a conventional “bench” for weight training.What to look for Burst resistance; right size for your height; air pump.Floor/yoga mat For floor and stretch exercises, so you can exercise anywhere.What to look for The right size for you; anti-skid or anti-slip material.Indoor bike Great for a cardio workout and for toning your legs and thighs.What to look for A comfortable seat; smooth pedal movement; well-angled handlebars. If you have a lower-back issue, look for a “recumbent” bike whose angle will be more comfortable for you.Stepper/step bench It looks like a long low stool and is used for step aerobics. Can really get your body moving.What to look for A sturdy build; slip-proof material; adjustable height and adequate width of top surface.Elliptical trainer It is a top pick for cardio exercise and fat loss and the second most popular machine at most gymnasiums after the treadmill. It combines the effects of stair-climbing with a skiing motion, and gives you a full-body workout. A great calorie-burner.What to look for Good grip; stability, so the machine doesn’t wobble; stride length that’s suitable for your height. If many people of varying heights are going to use it, pick one with an adjustable stride.Treadmill Most treadmills are electric and have fancy extras; the more basic “manual” treadmills are inexpensive and are designed to move by your walking action. These are also effective but you lose variation in your walking routine.What to look for Basic readouts of heart-rate, speed, calories; good quality tread; good grip on the armrest. The world of fitness equipment is almost limitless but you now know enough to hold your own with pushy salespeople. So go on, invest in your family’s health with confidence!
The theme for the night is ‘going for gold’ with the event being a fundraising opportunity for the Australian teams that will travel to the 2011 World Cup in Scotland in June. Dress to impress and a good night should be had by all.Tickets will be approximately $15 and will be available at Port Macquarie Panthers – 1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie or by phoning 02 6580 2300.