Golf needs Tiger Woods’ body to hold up in 2020, says Brooks Koepka

first_imgBrooks Koepka feels everyone in golf will benefit if Tiger Woods can stay healthy for the duration of 2020.Other than his PGA Tour record-equalling 82nd win at the Zozo Championship in Japan, which arrived in October, Woods struggled for form and fitness in the aftermath of his sensational win at The Masters last year. “But it all depends on his body. If he feels good he can definitely compete, he can win, there is no question.”Woods will make his return to the course at next week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, while Koepka will open his campaign at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday.That European Tour appearance will be four-time major winner Koepka’s first outing since he withdrew from the CJ Cup with his knee injury in October. He had knee surgery in August after missing the cut at the US PGA Championship and The Open, as well as finishing in a tie for 21st at the U.S. Open.Koepka, who himself suffered a serious knee injury in 2019, hopes Woods will be back to his best and knows his fellow American is still capable of achieving serious success at the age of 44.”Hopefully his body holds up because it’s good for the game, it’s good for golf, it’s good for everybody,” Koepka said to Omnisport after being asked about Woods’ prospects for this year and beyond..@BKoepka is dialled in & through to the semi-final. #ADGOLFCHAMPS | #RolexSeries pic.twitter.com/jBJcuG3Mew— Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA (@ADGolfChamps) January 14, 2020″It all depends on his health, I don’t know how he’s feeling. I’m not in his body. But if he’s healthy obviously he can win, we all know how good he is, I don’t think that’s in question. last_img read more

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Tuesday January 28th Local Sports

first_imgTONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — Newman at Rockford — girls 6:15, boys followAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, Radio.com app — Clear Lake at Webster City — girls 6:15, boys follow AMES — Riding a three game winning streak the Iowa State women open a tough week on Tuesday night with a visit to second ranked and defending national champion Baylor.That’s Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly who says the Cyclones must find a way to make it a 40 minute game.Iowa State is 12-6 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12, while Baylor is 17-1 and 6-0 in the conference. FORT DODGE — The Mason City girls used a 26-8 run in the second quarter on their way to a 59-47 win at Fort Dodge last night. Anna Deets scored 17 points to lead Mason City, who also received 14 points from Jaeda Whitner and 10 from Ali Rood. Mason City is now 9-7 overall and 3-4 in conference play. The Mason City High boys jumped out to a 19-7 lead and held on for a 72-64 win at Fort Dodge last night. Carter Thomas and Jeff Skogen each had 16, Corey Miner had 15 while Avery Mellman had 12 to lead the Mohawks, who are now 5-8 overall and 2-5 in the conference. Both Mason City teams host Waukee on Friday night. CHARLES CITY — The Northeast Iowa Conference has for now put on hold the Mason City Community School District’s application for membership as it explores the future of the conference. A statement from the conference’s superintendents says the schools are collaborating on Mason City’s application as well as the Oelwein Community School District possibly leaving to join the North Iowa Cedar League. The superintendents say the proposals have sparked a larger conversation about the structure of the conference moving forward. The statement says ongoing discussions are focused on what actions to take regarding the requests and the possibility of expanding the NEIC into a super-conference that could be structured in multiple ways, including adding more schools and divisions within the conference. The statement also says the NEIC is leading the way with conversations focused around becoming an exemplar conference and creating an equitable conference based on school size, socio-economic status, and other factors. Any change in the make-up of the conference would need approval from at least five of the seven conference superintendents. IOWA CITY — 18th-ranked Iowa used a 23-5 run late to pick up a 68-62 victory over Wisconsin, as you heard last night on AM-1300 KGLO. It was a game the Hawkeyes trailed by 12 with just over seven minutes remaining. Coach Fran McCaffery.McCaffery says defense was a key down the stretch.Luka Garza had 21 points and 18 rebounds as the Hawkeyes claimed their fifth straight win.Iowa is now 15-5 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes visit 15th-ranked Maryland on Thursday in a game you’ll hear on KGLO starting with the pre-game at 6:30 with tipoff at 7:30. Class 2ARecord Pts Prv1. West Sioux, Hawarden (11) 15-0 127 12. Treynor 14-1 104 33. North Linn, Troy Mills (2) 13-0 97 44. Camanche 11-1 94 25. Van Meter 14-0 80 76. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 12-2 74 67. Boyden-Hull 12-2 44 58. West Branch 12-1 26 T99. Western Christian, Hull 11-3 24 810. Aplington-Parkersburg 10-1 15 NROthers receiving votes: Regina, Iowa City 13. Albia 6. A-H-S-TW, Avoca 5. Monticello 3. Des Moines Christian 2. Pella Christian 1. MASON CITY — Both of NIACC’s basketball teams moved up one spot in their respective national polls on Monday. The NIACC women move up from 5th to 4th in this week’s Division II poll after wins over Iowa Central and Southeastern last week. Kirkwood, NIACC’s opponent tomorrow night, is the nation’s top-ranked team, followed by Lincoln Land of Illinois, Highland of Kansas, NIACC, and Johnson County of Kansas. The NIACC men are #12 in this week’s Division II rankings after wins over Iowa Central and the Simpson JV. North Central Missouri is the top-ranked team, followed by Milwaukee Area Tech, Schoolcraft of Michigan, South Suburban of Illinois and Sullivan County New York in the top five. Three of NIACC’s conference foes are in the rankings this week as well, as DMACC is ranked 7th, Iowa Lakes is ranked 8th, and Kirkwood is ranked 14th. You can hear Wednesday night’s NIACC at Kirkwood doubleheader on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the women’s game at 5:30.center_img DES MOINES — Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll By The Associated Press. The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:Class 4ARecord Pts Prv1. Iowa City, West (9) 9-1 124 32. Cedar Falls (2) 9-1 108 43. Waukee (1) 10-1 96 14. Ankeny Centennial (1) 13-1 91 65. Dubuque, Senior 10-1 80 86. North Scott, Eldridge 12-1 69 77. Waterloo, West 9-2 49 28. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 13-1 37 NR9. Dubuque, Hempstead 10-3 21 5(tie) Ankeny 11-2 21 9Others receiving votes: Valley, West Des Moines 9. Davenport, Central 4. Lewis Central 3. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 1. Indianola 1. Sioux City, East 1. CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa begins the week with a share of the lead in the Missouri Valley Conference. At 6-2, the Panthers are tied with Loyola after a 67-62 win over the Ramblers in Cedar Falls Sunday.UNI coach Ben Jacobson. A crowd of better than five thousand was the biggest of the season in the McLeod Center.The Panthers host Missouri State on Wednesday night Class 3ARecord Pts Prv1. Norwalk (7) 11-2 116 12. Marion (2) 12-1 115 23. Assumption, Davenport (3) 10-2 100 34. Carroll 9-1 92 45. Pella (1) 11-2 80 56. Mount Vernon 11-2 61 77. MOC-Floyd Valley 12-2 45 88. Glenwood 11-3 36 99. Winterset 9-3 28 610. Clear Lake 11-2 19 NROthers receiving votes: Central Clinton, De Witt 14. Keokuk 8. Ballard 1. Class 1ARecord Pts Prv1. Easton Valley (9) 14-0 123 12. WACO, Wayland (2) 15-0 106 33. West Fork, Sheffield (1) 15-1 94 54. Lake Mills 14-1 79 65. Montezuma 11-1 74 46. Bishop Garrigan, Algona (1) 12-2 54 27. St. Mary’s, Remsen 11-2 43 78. Martensdale-St. Marys 13-1 42 109. South O’Brien, Paullina 11-3 35 810. Mount Ayr 12-1 14 9Others receiving votes: Don Bosco, Gilbertville 13. Lamoni 8. Newell-Fonda 6. East Mills 5. New London 5. Notre Dame, Burlington 4. Keota 3. Springville 2. Stanton 2. Siouxland Community Christian 1. Highland, Riverside 1. Boyer Valley, Dunlap 1. MASON CITY — 3rd-ranked Fort Dodge won all but one match as the Dodgers beat Mason City 77-3 in a CIML Iowa Conference wrestling dual last night in Mason City. 5th-ranked 113-pounder Jace Rhodes picked up the only win for Mason City, a 5-1 decision over 7th-ranked Lane Cowell. The Dodgers racked up eight pins and also got five wins by forfeit. Mason City wrestles in the CIML Invitational at Southeast Polk on Friday.last_img read more

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Tottenham want to raid PSV Eindhoven again for 16-year-old left-back Landfeld

first_imgTOTTENHAM want to raid PSV Eindhoven again for 16-year-old left-back Nawaaz Landfeld.The teenager is yet to make his senior debut for the Dutch giants but is a star of the under-17 side.1 Tottenham are keeping tabs on PSV Eindhoven starlet Nawaaz LandfeldCredit: Getty Images – GettyLandfeld, who has featured as a centre-back, has been plying his trade with PSV’s youth academy since 2016.According to the player himself, he hopes to emulate Real Madrid full-back Marcelo in doing his job defensively and adding to the attack.Spurs struck up a good relationship with PSV after the £27million capture of Steven Bergwijn back in January.The 22-year-old has already enjoyed a fine start to his career in north London following a stunning strike on his debut against Manchester City.Spurs have struggled at left-back this season, with both Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies struggling with injuries.Danny Rose has since been loaned to Newcastle while Japhet Tanganga has also been tasked with filling in for Jose Mourinho.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic The Special One is gearing up for a hugely important summer with Tottenham facing a fight to secure a Champions League finish this term.Dele Alli’s penalty rescued a 1-1 draw at Burnley to end a run of four losses in all competitions.But Spurs are still languishing in eighth in the table, now just a point above rivals Arsenal, with their European dreams also hanging by a thread in their clash with RB Leipzig.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursTottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youthlast_img read more

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The other mess of the 2nd and 3rd B: who qualifies for the Cup?

first_imgThe Spanish Football Federation, chaired by Rubiales, and the Territories yesterday approved the conclusion of the regular phase of the season in the Second B and Third Division. This decision, in addition to the doubts that it generates about the future of the competition for the next seasons (increase in participants and Second B Pro), There are also certain uncertainties, such as who will qualify for the next edition of the Copa del Rey. As AS has consulted the Federation, the qualifying criteria for the KO tournament is not yet decided for and could vary Given the anomalous situation with which the season has ended.The future of the competitions is uncertain and even more so its calendar. The RFEF warned yesterday in the statement: “Since the duration of the 20/21 season will be somewhat less than usual.” Which could leave with fewer dates for the Copa del Rey dispute if LaLiga and UEFA competitions did not reduce their formats.The KO tournament has become an important source of income for modest football teams and more since the remodeling carried out by Rubiales. Participation in the Cup is not trivial for these games, since it means receiving 40,000 euros plus for aid from the Impulso 23 program of the RFEF in Second B and 23,000 in Third. In addition, what it means at the level of sponsorships to play against a Primera and that it be televised. Significant amounts of money for teams that their income will be significantly reduced because fans are not expected to be able to access stadiums until 2021. This in most cases will cut your budgets in half, since the main source of income is in the ticket offices and the subscribers (in addition to advertising on the fences of the stadiums and that not all the Second B and Third parties).Although the Federation still claims not to have decided whether to carry the same classification criteria, It does seem the closest to the decisions made in other competitions. Like the one that the last day of the League serves to decide who would go to Europe next season if it is not finished, or the criteria announced yesterday for other non-professional categories under the ownership of the RFEF: “On the other hand, in those competitions in which there is no final phase, the position of each team in the classification will determine the champion and the places of promotion or, where appropriate, participation in European competitions “. The reasoning of alternatives to this system becomes complicated. If the season ends in July with the express playoff and the season is expected to start later, the only solution would be to play a series of playoffs before the next campaign to decide who qualifies.If the criteria of last season were maintained, it would already be known what almost all the participants would be. The 20 First Clubs, the 22 Second, 28 Second B (the first seven of each group without counting subsidiaries), 32 Third teams (18 first and 14 remaining second for best coefficient), 4 Federation Cup semi-finalists and 10 winners of the preliminary round of the 20 champions of the highest category of each Territorial. According to this criterion these would beFirstBarcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Seville, Real Sociedad, Getafe, Atlético, Valencia, Granada, Athletic, Villarreal, Osasuna, Betis, Levante, Alavés, Valladolid, Eibar, Celta, Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol.SecondCádiz, Zaragoza, Almería, Huesca, Girona, Elche, Mirandés, Sporting, Alcorcón, Ponferradina, Rayo, Tenerife, Fuenlabrada, Las Palmas, Málaga, Numancia, Oviedo, Albacete, Deportivo, Lugo, Extremadura and Racing.Second BGroup I: Atlético Baleares, Ibiza, Peña Deportiva, Coruxo, Rayo Majadahonda, Inter and Pontevedra.Group II: UD Logroñés, Cultural, Amorebieta, Burgos CF, Guijuelo, Haro Deportivo and Calahorra.Group III: Castellón, Sabadell, Cornellà, Lleida, Olot, Andorra and La Nucía.Group IV: Cartagena, Marbella, Badajoz, Yeclano, Córdoba, San Fernando and RB Linense.ThirdFirst of each group: Compostela, Lealtad, Laredo, Portugalete, L ‘Hospitalet, Alcoyano, Navalcarnero, Zamora, Linares Deportivo, Xerex Deportivo, Poblense, Tenisca, Lorca Deportiva, Villanovense, Mutilvera, SD Logroñés, Tarazona and Socuéllamos.Seconds with better coefficient: Ourense, Llanera, Gimnástica, Sestao, Terrasa, G. Segoviana, El Ejido, Atético Pulpileño, CD Coria, AD San ​​Juan, Varea, Teruel and Quintanar del Rey or Alzira (both with the same coefficient).last_img read more

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“If Rayo lets Trejo escape he commits a sports murder”

first_imgZaragoza was additionally current.Paco Jémez performed for Zaragoza six seasons (1998-04), through which he received two King’s Cups (00-01 and 03-04) and skilled a decline and his subsequent promotion to First. From that stage he retains buddies and nice recollections, that’s why he doesn’t shut the door on sitting on that bench sooner or later. “Once I turned a coach years in the past I mentioned that one in every of my goals is to guide the groups the place I’ve performed. There are locations the place you believe you studied that ultimately you’ll finish. Zaragoza? I sense that ultimately the potential for having the ability to work there’ll seem. It will be a pleasure. One in all my daughters was born there, I’ve particular affection for her. Not solely me, any coach would wish to go, “he defined.The Rayo coach admitted that he sees Zaragoza as one of many clear candidates for promotion this season: “I actually just like the coach he has. Victor has tables and is an added worth. I additionally actually just like the staff he has. He has been profitable within the positions, particularly within the ‘9’. I see him as one of many strongest within the class. “Exactly he praised Luis Suárez: “It’s a present, one of the best striker within the Second Division or among the finest. “And with out revealing names, he revealed the red-haired curiosity in varied Zaragoza gamers prior to now: “I’d have introduced a couple of them, however we have been left wanting.” Óscar Trejo ends his contract on June 30 and his future is at present unknown.. In fact, his coach Paco Jémez would remedy it instantly: “He spoke to you as his coach who is aware of him professionally and personally. If Lightning lets Trejo escape, that’s committing a sports homicide“That was how blunt it was proven in an interview for the Aragonese program” What are you telling me “on Canal 15television. The Argentine playmaker has publicly said that his intention is to take heed to the franjirrojo membership earlier than getting into to worth another supply. So the Chocota opens the door to its continuity within the Vallecano complicated, of which it is among the captains.As well as, Paco Jémez addressed different points: he confessed that I had not spoken to President Raúl Martín Presa for the ERTE (“My final dialog with him was to supply his condolences for his father”) and he spoke about which gamers had stunned him probably the most all through these years on the bench: “Trashorras, Piti and Jonathan Viera”. The coach additionally defended that sincerity that characterizes him: “I do the issues that I feel I’ve to do. I perceive that no matter I say is more likely to flip round and be controversial. I’m little involved with what they are saying about me. When I’m a coach, my mission shouldn’t be solely to coach, but additionally to defend my membership and my followers, in the identical means that if I feel they do one thing mistaken, I additionally inform them“last_img read more

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Police continue search for missing hiker

first_imgView Larger Map Police are continuing to search for a missing German hiker west of Fort Nelson.The man was dropped off in the Tuchodi Lakes area August 1st to begin a 40 day hike spanning approximately 250 kilometres. He had arranged for a pilot to pick him up September 10th at Frog Lake.- Advertisement -Unfortunately, high winds kept the pilot away from the pick-up site until September 12th, and when the pilot arrived, he was unable to find the hiker. RCMP Air Services, Search & Rescue and The Provincial Emergency Program are currently searching for Raster by air, boat and ground. Police describe Raster as an experienced backcountry hiker with experience in solo long distance hiking. Photo: Missing hiker Michael Raster If you have any information about Raster’s whereabouts, you can contact the Fort Nelson RCMP at 250-774-2700.last_img read more

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Sterling pens letter to racially abused boy, says ‘stand tall’

first_img0Shares0000Raheem Sterling sent a letter to 13-year-old Ethan Ross after hearing he had been racially abused at school telling him to stand tall and be proud of who you are © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 11 – Manchester City star Raheem Sterling sent a letter to a 13-year-old goalkeeper after hearing he had been racially abused advising him to “stand tall and be proud of who you are”.Sterling himself was the subject of alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans in a Premier League match in December. He wrote the letter on club headed paper when informed by Ethan Ross’s grandmother he had been “through a tough time with racial abuse.”Ross, a goalkeeper with the Under-14 team at fourth-tier Newport County, had been racially abused at his school.“Dear Ethan, I have recently been told from your loving Nanna Sue about the tough time you are having with racial abuse,” wrote Sterling, who also enclosed signed photographs of the Manchester City squad.“Remember to stand tall and be proud of who you are and don’t let them take away your courage. You are strong and very brave, and your Nanna is also very proud of you. Keep being you kid.“Remember speaking up doesn’t always make life easy, but easy never changed anything.”Ross took to Instagram when he received the letter on Saturday.“OMG just got this in the post from Raheem Sterling! Signed by all the Man City players. Thank you so much Raheem Sterling for the support,” Ross wrote on Instagram.His grandmother, who did not wish to give her full name, told The Times that Sterling’s gesture had done wonders for Ross’s morale.“When I took the package over to him you should have seen the look on his face —- he was overwhelmed,” said the 62-year-old.“There is nothing I could say to Raheem to thank him enough because it has really boosted Ethan’s confidence.“I can hear it in his voice. He has shown the letter to his friends and it has just gone absolutely mad.”Ross’s grandmother said she had written to Sterling when she read about the alleged racist abuse incident at Stamford Bridge which led to Chelsea banning four supporters pending further investigations.The grandmother said she hoped the letter from Sterling — who was born in Jamaica but came to England aged five with his mother after his father was gunned down — had been read by others and would serve to do some good.Despite the abuse Ross showed the same steeliness 24-year-old Sterling — capped 47 times by England — has done on the pitch.“After all he has been through last year, Ethan’s grades still went up —- so we are immensely proud of him,” his grandmother said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Teen in attack scheme to be tried as adult

first_imgSYLMAR – One of two former Quartz Hill High School students charged with planning a Columbine-style attack at the school will be tried as a adult. The 17-year-old boy, whose name won’t be released until he is formally charged Monday in Antelope Valley Superior Court, was found unfit to be tried as a juvenile after an all-day Juvenile Court hearing Thursday, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officials said. A 16-year-old co-defendant last month was ordered tried as a juvenile because state law says juveniles must be at least 16 at the time of the offense to be tried as an adult. The younger boy was 15 when the two were arrested in December. Both boys remain in county juvenile facilities, officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe two boys have denied conspiracy to commit murder charges. The younger boy also has denied a charge of making criminal threats. The boys, who sheriff’s deputies said dressed in the Goth style characterized by black clothing and nail polish, said they felt ostracized at Quartz Hill High and wanted to get revenge in a Valentine’s Day attack, deputies said. Both had transferred to other schools. Deputies said the teens had acquired bomb-making instructions off the Internet and detonated practice bombs in the desert. The boys had been on probation in connection with a 2003 assault in which a 14-year-old boy was sodomized with a metal rod, deputies said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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DD HEALTH: BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT NEW REPORT FINDINGS ON DIET, ADVISES IRISH EXPERT

first_imgDD HEATLH: A report published earlier this week by the UK’s National Obesity Forum and the newly-formed ‘Public Health Collaboration’ suggests people should eat more fat, cut out carbohydrates and ignore calories.These recommendations conflict with current health and nutrition recommendations from around the world and have attracted considerable criticism from experts in the field of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.In response to this report, Claire Kerins, lead Specialist Cardiac Dietician with Croí and the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology, encourages the public to be cautious when interpreting these recommendations. Ms Kerins explains “This report is mostly based on ideas and opinions, and not based on good science or research. The recommendations from this report are simply irresponsible and misleading for the general public”. She went on to say “If we were to follow the recommendations in this report, such as increasing our saturated fat intake from foods such as cheese and butter, the outcomes would be an increase in cholesterol levels, blood pressure and weight”.According to Croí and the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in Ireland, with approximately 10,000 people dying each year.It is estimated that by 2020 the incidence of cardiovascular disease in Ireland will rise by 20-30%. It is important to note that up to 90% of cardiovascular disease is attributable to modifiable risk factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure and weight (things we can do something about).When we examine the risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease, we can see that diet explains more than 50% of cardiovascular events. Ms Kerins explains: “The report is not robust and is not based on a comprehensive review of the evidence – it is fundamentally based on ideas and opinions. The authors, who are not named, have simply ‘cherry-picked’ research findings to support their claims and this is not good practice or good science”.She also added: “The public need to be encouraged to follow a Mediterranean style diet, which has a solid evidence base, known to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases”.Mediterranean DietThe key elements of the Mediterranean diet include:More healthy fats such as olive oil or rapeseed oilLess ‘bad fats’ found in red-meat, butter and full fat dairyMore oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardine, troutGenerous amounts of fruits and vegetables every dayHerbs and spices to replace saltMore wholegrain foods in the dietSmall portions of nuts and seedsAlcohol in moderationAll the elements of the Mediterranean diet act synergistically to protect the body from cardiovascular disease. Speaking about the Mediterranean Diet, Ms Kerins, reports “There is a strong body of evidence demonstrating that a Mediterranean style diet is associated with a lower rate of cardiovascular disease.The health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet are due to the synergistic effects among foods and nutrients in the Mediterranean diet, rather than an effect of only one nutrient, food or food group.The diet is effective in reducing cardiovascular risk by having a positive effect on different cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels, and inflammatory markers”.Recommendations Based on the current body of evidence, it would be potentially dangerous to think you can eat as much saturated fat as you want without it having an effect on your cardiovascular health, in particular your cholesterol, blood pressure and weight, states Croí.With so much attention being placed on the role of fats in our diet it is crucial to highlight that dietary advice on preventing and managing cardiovascular disease does not begin and end with fats.Croí states that we also need to be mindful of our diet as a whole and the balance of foods within it.Cardiac Specialist Dieticians with Croí and the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology continue to encourage a nutritionally balanced and varied Mediterranean-style diet for optimum cardiovascular health.For further information on diet and lifestyle advice, please visit www.croi.ie or call 091-544310.DD HEALTH: BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT NEW REPORT FINDINGS ON DIET, ADVISES IRISH EXPERT was last modified: May 27th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:caloriescarbohydratesdonegal daily healthFathealth reportWarninglast_img read more

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Bush visits border hot spot, urges Senate to act on bill

first_imgSAN LUIS, Ariz. – President Bush peered across this hot, dusty and very busy illegal crossing point on Thursday, hoping to offer conservatives balking at a broad immigration bill firsthand evidence that he’s serious about tightening the nation’s 2,000-mile border with Mexico. He said fences would help stop people from sneaking into the United States. The president showed off a section of the border that is seeing a rising tide of illegal immigrants and other smuggling. The United States is responding with increased manpower – including help from the National Guard – and a newly beefed-up enforcement zone that features two layers of tall fencing, a concrete culvert, floodlights, watch towers and camera surveillance. “I think it helps to have the president out here, seeing the part of the area of the country that one time was overrun by people coming in here, that’s beginning to get settled down because of a strategy that’s being employed,” Bush said later in a packed room at the Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector headquarters about 30 miles away. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“People’s work is making a difference,” the president said. “But we do not have full control of the border.” Bush wants a sweeping immigration overhaul that combines enhanced border security measures with a guest-worker program. But he faces stiff resistance from conservative Republicans, particularly in the House, who prefer a get-tough approach and largely oppose a Bush-backed guest-worker program, which they see as providing amnesty for criminal behavior. House legislation that passed last year would make all illegal immigrants subject to prosecution as felons. While the president visited the U.S.-Mexico border, the Senate continued a heated debate over broad legislation that largely does what Bush wants. It includes measures to tighten control over the borders, create a guest-worker program and offer a path to citizenship for many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country. The Senate voted to make English the national language of the United States. Moments later, it voted to say that English was a “common and unifying language.” “The Senate needs to get the bill out,” Bush said. Eager to win over conservative opponents, the president has been talking increasingly tough. On Monday, he proposed deploying up to 6,000 National Guard troops along the international line to support Border Patrol agents until their ranks can be expanded. On Thursday, he said it makes sense to put up fencing along some parts of the border. Bush did not declare his support for either of Congress’ two competing proposals – one approved by the House that would build 700 miles of fencing and a provision in the Senate bill that would build half that. Instead, he said the decision should be up to the Border Patrol. “It makes sense to use fencing along the border in key locations in order to do our job,” he said, The president has talked repeatedly about the wisdom of walling the border in urban areas but has also signaled opposition to widespread fencing – which is hotly opposed by his ally, Mexican President Vicente Fox. Bush told Fox News, in one of five television interviews he granted while visiting the border to further press his message: “Whatever works.” Bush also defended those who oppose his immigration proposal against criticism that there is an element of racism to their stance. “I think it would be too harsh a judgment to say that somebody who doesn’t support a comprehensive immigration plan is a racist,” the president told CNN. “I don’t believe that. I do believe citizens have got legitimate concerns, realizing that parts of this border have been open for anybody who wants to come across.” Bush’s motorcade took him to a section of 6.9 miles of fencing that guard this area, the nation’s busiest immigrant-smuggling hot spot. The president climbed up to a berm overlooking the 150-foot-wide border enforcement zone, which has recently added a new secondary fence of chain links and razor wire to a 20-foot-tall wall of corrugated metal. Guided by Border Patrol officials and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, the president also reviewed a line of Border Patrol vehicles and display booths. He also had a close encounter with the Washington debate, as he was joined on Air Force One by Arizona Republican lawmakers who have taken sharply different positions in the debate. Rep. J.D. Hayworth advocates doing anything possible to close the nation’s porous border, while Republican Reps. Jeff Flake and Jim Kolbe teamed up to sponsor guest worker legislation similar to Bush’s proposal. The president suggested he got an earful from his guests, telling his audience in Yuma that the group is “a good bunch – a little rambunctious at times.” Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn, chief of the Army National Guard, said Guard members from hurricane states will not be expected to contribute troops to the border effort until the end of the storm season.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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