Yves Béhar FORME Life connected fitness mirror has a built-in weight training system

first_img– Advertisement – Get a complete exercise experience at home with the Yves Béhar FORME Life connected fitness mirror. Offering a built-in weight training system, this home fitness system encompasses all you need to break a sweat. It does so with its hidden resistance system that actually simulates weight. Whether you want to push, pull, or lift, you can do so. This gorgeous piece of equipment blends right into your home. That’s because, when you aren’t using it, its arms fold up and fit behind the smart mirror. Additionally, this smart mirror incorporates a heart rate monitor and ankle strap for even more abilities. Because it stands a full six feet tall, this connected fitness mirror actually displays instructors in almost life size. You’ll feel like you’re getting a one-on-one real-time training session.last_img read more

Port Nelson Raises the Bar

first_imgThe $20m redevelopment of the Port Nelson’s Main Wharf North is set create long lasting regional economic benefits and future-proof the region’s import and export sectors, Port Nelson said in their latest announcement. General Manager Infrastructure, Allanagh Rivers, said that the Port’s investment will also improve the Port’s resilience, move main wharf operations further away from residential neighbors and enable the Port to accommodate larger vessels.“Once completed, the new section of the main wharf will assist in enabling the Port to attract larger 260 to 270 meter vessels and 300 meter cruise vessels creating growth opportunities for our importers, exporters and the Community,” said Ms Rivers.The existing 2400m² Main Wharf North has deteriorated with age. The wharf was used predominantly for the discharging of fuel vessels, and the tying up of the non-operational vessels.“With the condition of the wharf deteriorating and the importance of a fuel supply, the fuel berth was relocated to Main Wharf South in 2016. Since then Main Wharf North has had no operational function.”“The Port is committed to being a good neighbor and this redevelopment will help mitigate and reduce the effects of noise generated from Port operations. The additional footprint on the main wharf means ships can be berthed further north and further away from residential properties,” added Ms Rivers.“The redevelopment of the Main Wharf North also forms part of a wider program of works including the purchase of a new 70-ton bollard pull tug, future crane replacement and proposed additional dredging of the harbor channel.”The first phase of the project will be to demolish the century old wharf before replacing it with a concrete and steel berthing facility.The new section of the wharf will be operational by late 2020.last_img read more

Mali attack kills 24 soldiers

first_imgSuspected militants killed 24 soldiers in an attack, the army said, while another 29 were injured during a joint operation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region. REUTERS According to the United Nations, over1,500 civilians were killed in Mali and Burkina Faso since January, withmillions more in need of humanitarian assistance.(BBC) The incident came weeks after 54troops were killed in another attack – one of the deadliest in the past decade. The army added 17 “terrorists” werekilled and 100 suspects were being held in Tiloa, Niger.center_img Details of Monday’s attack wereunclear and authorities have not identified what group the assailants belongedto. MALI – Suspected militants killed 24 soldiersin an attack here, the army said, while another 29 were injured during a jointoperation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region.last_img read more

Dunn Earns NAC Honors

first_imgNEW LONDON, N.H. — Colby-Sawyer College sophomore Brianne Dunn of Ellsworth earned Runner of the Week honors from the North Atlantic Conference last week.Dunn, who was a standout runner for the Ellsworth Eagles, set a Colby-Sawyer five-kilometer record of 19:57.28 as the led the women’s cross-country team at the Western New England Invitational on Saturday.She slashed 27 seconds off the previous school record, placing 11th overall in a field of 212 runners.Dunn and the Chargers will compete in the NAC Championships on Oct. 27 at New England College.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Bio Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)last_img read more

Windies skipper Pollard signs for Northants with eye on World Cup

first_imgLONDON, England (CMC) – West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard is poised to turn out for Northamptonshire in this year’s Vitality Blast, after signing up for several games with the East Midlands outfit.The 32-year-old all-rounder is set to play eight matches starting from June 5 in the tournament, which runs from May 28 to September 5.In addition to boosting Northamptonshire’s title chances, Pollard said he would be using the campaign to further hone his preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia starting in October.“Now visa criteria permitting I see this as a wonderful opportunity to be back in England again playing in the action-packed Vitality Blast tournament. I want to thank Northants for welcoming me to their group of exciting players.” Pollard said. “I know they have some amazing fans and I look forward to entertaining them and bringing more success to the club.”He added: “Of course as captain of the West Indies team and defending champions I have one eye on the ICC T20 World Cup later this year in Australia, but I can assure you my focus will be 100 per cent on winning games for Northants when I arrive in June.”Pollard is one of the most sought-after T20 players, having played extensively in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Mumbai Indians, and also turned out in the Australian Big Bash and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).Overall, he has played a record 499 Twenty20s and is just 34 runs shy of becoming only the second batsman to reach 10 000 runs in the format.Head coach David Ripley said a player with Pollard’s all-round qualities would be an asset to Northamptonshire’s upcoming campaign.“I’ve spoken to many people about Kieron and the biggest factor you get from everyone is that he’s a winner. He’s got a fantastic record in winning T20 comps, just an absolute competitor.” Ripley said.“It helps the teams he plays for that he can bowl the big overs, field in key positions and whack it out of any cricket ground in the world.”Added captain Josh Cobb: “It’s really exciting to have a player with the quality of Pollard joining the Steelbacks. His stats are unbelievable. I think it’s only Chris Gayle who has scored more runs in T20 cricket, so to have him with us is huge.” Veteram Gayle has amassed 13 296 runs from 404 matches.last_img read more

TENNIS : Syracuse rides aggressive play to sweep in final homestand

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Down 5-4 in the third set of her senior day match, with the game tied at 30, Emily Harman ripped a hard serve that caught Boston University’s Vivien Lazsloffy off guard. Laszloffy managed to make contact, but the ball sailed up to hit the roof.The play was a microcosm of Syracuse’s focus on aggression and dictating tempo this weekend.‘Aggression is everything,’ head coach Luke Jensen said. ‘We’ve got to come at them with a little bit more force, and I thought we did that.’No. 47 Syracuse (12-4, 5-1 Big East) earned a weekend sweep of Binghamton (5-8, 1-1 America East) and BU (5-8, 1-1 America East) with back-to-back 7-0 shutouts in the last home matches of the season. The team’s match scheduled for next weekend against Army has been canceled due to Army travel budget restrictions. The Orange extended its winning streak to five, and has won 10 of its last 11.The team is peaking at the right time, making NCAA tournament aspirations an attainable goal this season. The surge correlates with Syracuse’s increased ability to put its up-tempo game plan into action.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman Komal Safdar used her aggressive mentality to jump out to an early lead and wear her opponent down. Steadily working her way back from injury, Safdar put together a strong offensive performance against BU, attacking the net and forcing her opponent off balance.‘The first and last thing (volunteer assistant) coach (Len) Lopoo said to me was ‘quick start,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, quick start,” Safdar said. ‘I started off with some momentum, kept going and then kept the energy.’The team’s seniors, Harman and Alessondra Parra, each earned victories in their final matches at Drumlins Tennis Center. Parra maintained her desired tempo throughout the match despite her opponent’s efforts to slow down the pace.But Parra didn’t get a chance to make a play for the last point of her home career. BU’s Monika Mical committed a double fault on match point, giving Parra the victory. Parra constantly misdirected shots against Mical and played with a mix of power and precision.Parra was fired up for her last home match, coming out aggressive from the beginning.‘I didn’t want to let up at all, and I wanted to give it everything I had,’ Parra said. ‘I didn’t want to look back and wish I would have tried harder.’Syracuse forced the tempo right again against Binghamton. Harman and Parra were paired together at No. 1 doubles, and they pushed their opponents into the backcourt on most points.When Harman and Parra were serving, a distinct pattern emerged. One produced a hard serve, causing Binghamton to send a weak return that was usually in the air for more than a second. The other then attacked the net, spiking the ball and winning the point.Parra felt that Harman could have almost won without any help.‘Honestly, Harman is so good at doubles,’ Parra said. ‘She makes my job super easy. I really feel like I just stand there sometimes.’The seniors defeated both doubles opponents this weekend 8-2.In both matches, Harman worked especially hard for the victory, with a similar pattern emerging. She would come out firing, producing misdirection and change-of-pace shots that seemed to confuse the opponent. Harman’s Binghamton opponent, Jill Santos, repeatedly shook her head and smiled after falling victim to constant changeups.‘My game is a lot different than a lot of other people,’ Harman said. ‘Anytime I come out and play very aggressive against someone, that’s not something that they see a lot, and they’re going to be confused a little bit.’But then Harman struggled in the second set, losing it to each opponent. She failed to make quick adjustments after receiving new balls, and she lost many points by overshooting the court.But she found a way to win. Her match Sunday was the last in play, for a good half-hour. All eyes were on Harman, and she was two points away from losing the final home match of her Syracuse career.She made sure that wouldn’t be the case.‘It’s great to see Harman tough out that win,’ Jensen said. ‘It would have just been a bad taste in our mouth if we lost that final match. But she finished strong, very confident. The team is very confident.’kmprisei@syr.educenter_img Published on March 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.edulast_img read more

India clinch ISSF President’s Trophies to finish World Cup Final on a high

first_img Suman Ray Written By 9 months ago PMCO Fall Split 2019 prelims countdown begins, all eyes on Team India, keep the cheer on 9 months ago Sanju Samson dropped from India squad; Rajasthan Royals take cheeky dig at BCCI LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US India’s Rifle and Pistol Shooting squad finished their engagements at the ISSF World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol on a high, with their athletes being part of both the teams that won both the President’s Trophies for the 10m Air Pistol and Air Rifle Mixed Team competitions.READ: Vijender takes on Charles in Pro Boxing “fight night”Young Manu Bhaker shines once againOn the concluding day on Friday in Putian, China, Manu Bhaker first paired with world number one Russian Artem Chernousov to get the better of the pair of India’s Saurabh Chaudhary and Olympic champion Anna Korakaki 17-13 in the final. It was then the turn of Divyansh Singh Panwar to team up with Croatian legend Snjezana Pejcic, to win the trophy in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed team competition. Divyansh and Snjezana prevailed 16-14 over India’s Apurvi Chandela and D. Zhang. It got even better, when Shahzar Rizvi also won bronze in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed team competition. Both Manu and Divyansh had earlier won their individual 10m Air competitions as well to ensure that India topped the medals tally in Putian with a total of three gold medals.READ: Why did Andrew Luck retire? The real reason behind the quarterback’s NFL exit revealedREAD: DeAndre Hopkins continues lovely game tradition with blind mother, shares survival storyAn outstanding year for the Indian shootersThat mirrored India’s dominance throughout the year in ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup stages, wherein a first, India topped all four of them. The outstanding year for Indian shooting also ensured that three Indian shooters namely Saurabh Chaudhary in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol, Elavenil Valarivan in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle and Divyansh Singh Panwar in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle, finished on top of the 2019 ISSF rankings. The Mixed Team events were a new format with competitors from different countries and as such the medals were not counted in the final tally.READ: DeAndre Hopkins continues lovely game tradition with blind mother, shares survival storyREAD: UFC: Logan Paul is interested to fight in UFC; wants to face Conor McGregorREAD: DeAndre Hopkins continues lovely game tradition with blind mother, shares survival story First Published: 22nd November, 2019 20:02 ISTcenter_img COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago Tahlia McGrath to lead Australia ‘A’ women’s team against India ‘A’ Last Updated: 22nd November, 2019 20:02 IST India Clinch ISSF President’s Trophies To Finish World Cup Final On A High India’s Rifle and Pistol Shooting squad finished their engagements at the ISSF World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol on a high after clinching ISSF President’s Trophies. WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Shooting: A historic 3 gold in a day for India in World Cup final 9 months ago India Vs Bangladesh LIVE Updates: India win historical Test by an innings and 46 runslast_img read more

Hurricane Maria – A Personal Story

first_imgAuthor Scott Smith is the editor of ConsumersAdvocate.org.  As a former trader on Wall Street living in NYC during 9/11, and now an editor living in Puerto Rico through Hurricane Maria and its aftermath, he found both life changing events very reminiscent of each other. On September 20, 2017, an enormous hurricane pummeled Puerto Rico and devastated much of the island.I come from New York and was living there on 9/11—and I was struck by the similarities between that tragedy and Hurricane Maria. In both situations, I went to bed in one life and woke up in another.But Hurricane Maria also got me thinking about stray dogs and cats and what they go through every day.Let me explain.When Maria’s winds died down, Puerto Rico was without electricity, internet service, and in many parts of the island, running water. Communications were down. Things I’d taken for granted like food, water, and medical care became luxuries that were hard to come by. Most stores were closed and the ones that weren’t only accepted cash. But the banking system was offline and no one could get cash. It was a situation reminiscent of the Great Depression, when people with money in the bank couldn’t withdraw and spend it and the whole economy ground to a halt.Streets that were once well lit and safe became dark and dangerous. There was looting. There were random acts of violence. Many people had to sleep with one eye open—if they got any sleep at all. The situation became so dangerous that the governor was compelled to proclaim an island-wide dusk-to-dawn curfew.Scott Smith and Eli Rivera Jr at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Levittown, Puerto RicoJust days after the storm, I was waiting in a long line at a grocery store, hoping that it wouldn’t run out of food and that I’d have enough cash to get what I needed for my family. And I had a revelation: this is how homeless dogs and cats live every day. They lead precarious lives. They go days without adequate food and water. They don’t get medical care. They’re in constant danger and have to be watchful to the point of paranoia.I was living like that now. So were nearly three million Puerto Ricans. We had become an island of strays.I’ve always had a special connection to animals. I’ve been personally involved in a number of animal rescues. I’m a human dad to four dogs, all of whom were rescued from the streets. Sad to say, there are about half a million more where mine came from—and more than 1 million stray cats. What I went through for several weeks following Hurricane Maria, they go through every day, with little hope that things will get better.As if the tragedy of stray dogs and cats was not horrific enough before Maria hit, it became even worse afterward. Approximately 300,000 people moved away from Puerto Rico on account of the storm. Many of them were unable to take their animals with them. As Maria was bearing down on the island, a friend of mine witnesses heartbreaking scenes at the San Juan airport when families had to abandon their beloved pets. To make matters worse, the federal government banned pets who weighed more than 20 pounds from air travel. The policy was intended to free up cargo space for much-needed relief supplies, but it had the unintended effect of causing another 2,000 pets to be abandoned to the streets.After 9/11, New Yorkers like me figured out ways around the damage and disruption. Yet there was no way around the devastation of Hurricane Maria. It dragged on and on for months—and will likely take years to completely dissipate. Right now, the extraordinary hardships that all of us on the island endured after Hurricane Maria have largely disappeared. But the pain continues for Puerto Rico’s homeless cats and dogs.Photo Credit: Seary FigueroaI saw a tragic example of that last winter. I got a call about a dog that had been hit by a car and badly injured. When I arrived at the scene, I found a terrified animal who was in tremendous pain and who was unable to move his hind legs. It took three hours, but we finally got him into a crate and to the Veterinaria 24/7 in Pinero.As it turned out, this poor dog’s back legs were paralyzed. He will never walk again. Fortunately, he was adopted by a loving family in Wisconsin that is giving him the best life possible. But other dogs and cats aren’t so lucky. It’s depressingly common to see the remains of dogs and cats who’ve been hit by cars in Puerto Rico. To try to combat this problem, I began a video campaign I called Drive With Compassion. It’s something—but it’s not enough.Having lived through a catastrophic storm like Hurricane Maria has given me new insight into the lives of stray animals. I now have some firsthand knowledge of what their lives are like. And having welcomed stray dogs off the Puerto Rican streets and into my heart, I can attest to how just one person can save a life.I encourage everyone to become the person who makes that kind of difference in a stray dog or cat’s life. There are some terrific organizations here that support those of us who become that difference. I urge you all to help and support them: All Sato Rescue, Alianza Pro Rescate Animales, Yes We Can-ine, Samas Boarding for Dogs, Rabito Kontento, The Humane Society of Puerto Rico, PrAnimals.org, Animalitos de Dios PR and Brownie Blondie Foundation by Marjorie Andino.Remember what I learned: hurricanes like Maria are (I hope!) a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. But what the strays of Puerto Rico experience goes on day after day after day without end. Only people who are able and willing to step up can stop it.last_img read more

Vantiv & Worldpay combine to form Trillion Dollar Baby

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon IGT moves to restructure board responsibilities May 18, 2020 Share Charles DruckerThe global payments sector is set to be shaken up, as the UK High Court has allowed New York-listed payment processor Vantiv to combine with FTSE100 payments group Worldpay Plc.Last August, leading US payment systems provider Vantiv put forward a £9.3 billion offer to merge with Worldpay, seeking to form the outright leader in servicing global payments for in-store and digital transactions.The merger will see the creation of new Fortune 500 enterprise Worldpay Inc, as analysts place an initial pro-forma corporate value of $31 billion.In its deal prospectus, Vantiv governance outlines that the combination will form the global leader for retail and digital payments, servicing circa +$1.5 trillion in transaction volume, supporting operations in 146 countries and with the potential to service 126 different currencies.Moving forward, the leadership of the enlarged Worldpay Inc, will be co-shared by Charles Drucker CEO of Vantiv and Philip Jansen CEO of Worldpay Plc acting as Co-Chief Executives. The merger confirmation sees Drucker further appointed Group Executive Chairman.“Our combination is transformative for our colleagues, customers and the worldwide payments industry,” said Charles Drucker, executive chairman and co-CEO of Worldpay, Inc.“We would not be here without the enthusiasm, dedication and hard work of all our people, who will continue to forge the future of payments. By combining the expertise of our teams, we will provide further value to our customers, helping them prosper in the fast-changing and complex digital economy.”In preparation for the merger announcement, both Vantiv and Worldpay shares have been suspended from trading on the New York and London Stock Exchanges. IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Premier League restarts on 17 June with Man City v Arsenal, Villa v Sheff Utd

first_imgThe Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the BBC has learned.The matches are the two games in hand.A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June.Clubs are still discussing the idea at a meeting on Thursday, but it is understood all have agreed in principle at this stage.There are 92 fixtures still to play.The Premier League was suspended on 13 March because of the pandemic and it will be 100 days after Leicester City’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on 9 March that competition will resume, with games now behind closed doors.On Wednesday, clubs unanimously voted to resume contact training, having started non-contact training last week.So far 12 people have tested positive for coronavirus after 2,752 tests across the league.Premier League players and staff will continue to be tested twice a week, with the capacity increased from 50 to 60 tests per club for the fourth round of testing.Any players or staff to test positive must self-isolate for a period of seven days.Plans for the third phase of Project Restart include a step towards normal training and build-up to competitive games.Liverpool currently sit 25 points clear at the top of the table while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City are in the relegation places.The Reds, chasing a first league title in 30 years, could clinch it with victory in their first game back should second-placed Manchester City lose to Arsenal. Source: BBClast_img read more