first_imgThiago Alcantara, Bayern Munich player, granted an interview to The Independent in which he reviewed his training at the academy of Barça and also, step by step, as is playing in the midfield of an elite team like the German. “My style is not only due to Barça. There are also things about the idea they have in Brazil about how to play pivot. Barça gives you the philosophy to understand your game. The rest, you learn by the way, “said the Spanish midfielder about his training in La Masía.He advocates as the control in his favorite way to win games and explains, point by point, how to play in the middle of the field. “In the center of the field you don’t have time to know who is on your team. First of all, you have to get an idea of ​​the game: where the spaces are and what players you have nearby. It’s a mix between the panoramic view and knowing your team, “he says.Instinct and how to pass Soccer and stylesThiago likes control. That the party does not go crazy and know how to position themselves to make their teammates better and thus explains where he fits. “For me, there are many styles. You don’t have to control the game, you have to control what you do. Actions that you have well trained and execute in the best possible way before the opponent. That is having control. If they are long balls, you have to control how you play them. You dominate through execution and make every play with the goal in mind. For me, that is control, that everything you train you can carry out “, sentence 6.Although for the fan they are the most fun games, for him, the crazy games are the worst to play and enjoy on the field. “In the qualifiers there should not be too many goals. Everything is decided in small details and awarding goals is dangerous. I don’t like crazy parties. I like pretty games where everything goes exactly according to plan. It can be a 2-1 or a 4-3, but with control. The moment everything gets out of control, you go into madness. Nothing under control. That’s when you only live the game with maximum effort but with minimal control “, adds in addition to praising Ajax last season. “This is how I would like to play,” he says.Concentration and pressureThe physicist, the talent but also the mentality is key to trinfar in the elite and Thiago points out the concentration as a key factor at the highest level. “All the coaches I’ve had here and at Barça ask for more intensity and concentration. The same to train than to play. With some trainers, the training was more lights but with Pep it was pure concentration, “he says.The media highlights his ambition for the Champions League and takes pressure off. “We go season by season. The Champions League is my goal. I don’t feel pressure. It’s football If you told me that I have to operate someone … that’s pressure. But not play football. “ The midfielder position is very special for Thiago and, above all, instinctive. “You acquire instinct when playing midfielder and you know where to pass the ball. After years of experience, it comes naturally. You have to understand who you give the ball to, if it is right-handed, left-handed and how it will move. If the defense is high and you want to open the game you have to play fast. You have to read the player and the play. I think that for each team to understand the intensity of the pass is essential. In addition to each pass is specific to the game and the play, “said the midfielder.About the recipients of their passes, it is clear, the style matters more than the name. “You don’t think of names. You think what kind of player he is. You interpret it as if it were chess: where he moves and you have to know where to move, “he says.last_img read more

first_imgThe Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS), which is operated by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) on Friday reported yet another shutdown, causing power outages in several communities.The utility company announced shortly after that the system was indeed nonfunctional and promised that the situation will be rectified.On Wednesday, a burnt primary conductor on the L23 transmission line caused disruptions along Canefield to Auchlyne in Berbice. The interruption was necessary to connect the transmission line to the Skeldon generation facility.Meanwhile, two weeks ago, the DBIS recorded a shutdown due to a fault in one of the circuit breakers at the Garden of Eden Power Plant. This caused a “lock out” of the busbar, facilitating the transfer of power from four generators. According to GPL, the “sudden” loss of 18 megawatts of generator capacity resulted in the shutdown.GPL’s poor services have come under criticism many times, primarily by the general populace. Residents on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), were faced with constant power outages in April, just one day after the commissioning of a $1.8 billion power plant at Anna Regina.Just a few months ago, a loan was granted from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to the tune of US$20 million, to be provided to the Guyana Power Light (GPL) for upgrading the services.The loan was expected to facilitate the rehabilitation of 153km of GPL’s medium voltage and low voltage network and 6941 smart meters, including the associated transformers, service lines and distribution boxes along with the rehabilitation and extension of two 69/13.8KV substations at Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop.last_img read more

first_imgNorwich City have signed Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel.The Spanish youngster put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Carrow Road after an undisclosed fee was agreed between the two clubs.Miquel, 21, made 14 appearances across all competitions for the Gunners and had a loan spell in the Championship with Leicester City this season.And he can’t wait to get his career started at Norwich, he said: “It’s brilliant for me to come here and I want to try and get in the team as soon as I can to help Norwich get back to the Premier League. “I had to move on from Arsenal and Norwich have given me the chance to prove myself. The Championship is a tough league, but I know what it’s about and I enjoyed it last season. “I’m really looking forward to getting started.”Meanwhile Ryo Miyaichi has joined FC Twente on loan from Arsenal. 1 Ignasi Miquel last_img read more

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: This is the first in a 2 part article. It is simply too big a subject to fit into a single article.It’s probably the most asked question when it comes to health.‘How can I lose weight and keep it off for good?’ First things first;If you are hoping that I will tell you that you can keep doing what you are currently doing and I’ll give you the recipe to some magic potion that will miraculously help you lose 3 stone in a day, sorry, but you are clear out of luck.The second thing that I must address when it comes to answering this question is, are you actually ready for the answer?I know 99% of the people reading this will be saying that they are more than ready, but if your New Year’s resolutions are a distant memory, you have to ask yourself if you are actually ready? It’s one thing to know how to do something. It’s another to actually get up off your ass and do the work that will get you the results.Let’s get one thing straight. If you want change, you have to be willing to change.With that said, let’s get to it.1: REDUCE YOUR CALORIE INTAKECalories in vs calories out ultimately determines weight loss or weight gain. If you eat fewer calories, you will lose weight.But what about my…….(insert reason here)STOP, LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR!It’s not your Metabolism, or your Hormones, or Gluten, or Carbs or any other fallacy that floats around the internet, that is stopping you from being in the shape you want to be in. It’s the amount of calories you are eating. If you genuinely have a disorder, you will be getting medical attention for it.If Sally at the office diagnosed you because of what she read online yesterday, you don’t have a disorder.How do you reduce calories?You can track your macros and calories and log everything you eat and you will be all set.If this sounds like hell, you can simply reduce your portion sizes by using smaller plates or you can use palm and fist sized portions for protein, vegetables and carbs.2: EAT MORE PROTEINFor some strange reason, protein has gotten a bad rap.Many people think that it can cause kidney disease.This is complete nonsense.Protein can actually increase fat burning and reduce hunger which leads to weight loss.In fact protein boosts metabolism more than any other macronutrient.One of the reasons for this is that it takes the body more calories to digest and make use of protein, than it does for fat and carbs.Protein also increases satiety, leading to significantly reduced hunger.In fact, increasing protein to 30% of calories can lead to an automatic decrease in calorie intake of 441 calories per day.The best way to get in more protein is to eat more foods like meat, fish and eggs at every meal.Use a palm sized portion for meat and fish. Portions should be the thickness of your thumb.3: INCREASE YOUR FAT INTAKEIt may sound counterintuitive but eating more natural sources of fat has been shown to help the body to burn more fat when carbs are in check.Don’t be afraid of eating fat, trying to do both low-carb AND low-fat at the same time, like most people do, is a recipe for failure. It will make you feel miserable and abandon the plan.The best cooking fats to use are coconut oil, olive oil, rapeseed oil and butter.They are rich in fats called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s).These fats are more fulfilling than others and can boost metabolism slightly.There is no reason to fear these natural fats. New studies show that saturated fat doesn’t raise your heart disease risk at all.Use a thumb sized portion when cooking with solid fats. 

For liquid fats like olive oils, use a tablespoon for cooking when you are not having carbs and use a tea spoon when you are having carbs.That’s it for this week.Next week I will continue on with nutrition and also get into the best training methods to use.For more information on this subject follow me on Facebook through the link below.#TrainSmart RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF – FOR GOOD was last modified: January 25th, 2015 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:emmet rushefitness columnKeeping weight offlast_img read more

first_img Colborn didn’t go quietly. The man who oversaw Eric Gagne’s conversion from middling starter to the game’s top closer, Jose Lima’s conversion from reclamation project to a prominent place in Dodgers history and Jeff Weaver’s conversion from a guy with questionable makeup to an arguable staff ace, fired a few parting shots Tuesday. They were aimed directly at the Dodgers front office. “You want to be appreciated wherever you go, and I don’t think we were,” Colborn said. “I never heard anything to that effect. There is a lot of tugging and pulling and a lot of stuff I don’t understand. But now, I don’t have to worry about processing it anymore.” DePodesta has said the Dodgers’ next manager will be allowed to bring in his own staff, something he told all the coaches by telephone Oct. 4. But Colborn criticized DePodesta for leaving the information on some of the coaches’ voice mail as DePodesta was leaving town that day to attend his sister’s wedding in Italy. After spending Tuesday afternoon with Triple-A Las Vegas manager Jerry Royster, the first of five candidates who will be interviewed for the job Tracy left vacant, DePodesta said he still intends to speak directly with every member of the coaching staff. Colborn also implied the front office didn’t consult Tracy and his staff enough before making major organizational decisions. “You just never got the feeling you were part of the process,” Colborn said. “You were part of it, but a dispensable part of it. But that’s all right. Maybe they had their own point of view, and they probably figured (we) weren’t going to carry out what they wanted done. They have the right to bring in their own people. But I don’t really look at it is I did a bad job or that I failed any kind of test. But whatever I had to offer, they didn’t think it was valuable.” DePodesta declined to get into a war of words with Colborn. “I would just say exactly what I said (when Tracy’s departure was announced), and that is that anybody who wears or has worn the Dodger uniform will absolutely get my public support,” DePodesta said. “I have repeatedly said during the course of the past year that our manager and coaches have done everything they could to get the most out of all our players.” Colborn received overtures from both Seattle and Florida, but said he ultimately decided on Pittsburgh out of loyalty to Tracy. The Dodgers managerial search continues today with an interview of former Detroit manager Alan Trammell, who was fired by the Tigers the same day Tracy left the Dodgers. San Francisco bench coach Ron Wotus will be interviewed Thursday, followed by Dodgers player development director Terry Collins on Friday and Cleveland minor-league manager Torey Lovullo of Northridge on Saturday. Tony Jackson, (818) 713-3675 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Jim Tracy finally got the long-term contract the Dodgers wouldn’t give him, signing a three-year deal worth slightly more than $3 million Tuesday to become the next manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. With that done, Tracy quickly began stocking his new coaching staff with holdovers from his old one. Pitching coach Jim Colborn and bench coach Jim Lett will join Tracy in Pittsburgh, filling the same positions they held in Los Angeles. Tracy likely will ask other members of his Dodgers staff to follow him as well, although it isn’t clear whether such offers have been extended. All the Dodgers coaches were given permission by general manager Paul DePodesta to pursue other opportunities when Tracy and the Dodgers agreed Oct. 3 to go their separate ways. last_img read more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman has played in countless big games in his Hall of Fame career. He’s been an impact player in two Super Bowls, 12 playoff games, and all of the big, important contests that led to those postseason showdowns.In comparison to those games, Sunday’s contest between the 49ers and Bears was wholly unimportant. After all, the 49ers haven’t been in the playoff hunt for months, leading …last_img read more

first_imgHeritage Day – 24 September – is one of South Africa’s newer public holidays, declared after the republic became a democracy in 1994. The day was first observed in 1996.The Orlando Towers in Soweto – once the cooling towers of an old power station – colourfully celebrate South Africa’s heritage. (Image: South African Tourism)Priya PitamberPrior to that, 24 September was commemorated in KwaZulu-Natal as Shaka Day, in honour of the legendary Zulu leader, King Shaka Zulu.When this day was omitted from the proposed Public Holidays Bill before parliament in 1995, the Inkatha Freedom Party objected. In the spirit of reconciliation, a compromise was made to create a day on which everyone in the country could celebrate diversity in cultural heritage.“The day is one of our newly created public holidays and its significance rests in recognising aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and difficult to pin down: creative expression, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the land in which we live,” said the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology in 1996.“Within a broader social and political context, the day’s events are a powerful agent for promulgating a South African identity, fostering reconciliation and promoting the notion that variety is a national asset as opposed to igniting conflict.”Mandela on heritageIn marking Heritage Day in 1996, Nelson Mandela stated:“When our first democratically elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation.“We did so knowing that the struggles against the injustice and inequities of the past are part of our national identity; they are part of our culture. We knew that, if indeed our nation has to rise like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of division and conflict, we had to acknowledge those whose selfless efforts and talents were dedicated to this goal of non-racial democracy.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Pork Leadership Institute (PLI) combines curriculums from National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council leadership programs to create comprehensive training designed to develop future pork industry leaders. Upon graduation, participants better understand the roles of the two organizations and have developed the skills necessary to lead an ever-changing pork industry.Two Ohioans are taking part in this year’s PLI, Brad Heimerl from Johnstown and Rich Deaton from New Madison.“There is so much you can learn and you can truly understand where pig farming is throughout the nation,” Heimerl said. “We took a trip to Mexico which allowed us to see trade and just how close and intertwined we are with marketing to other countries.”The experience also promotes leadership within the pork industry and instills knowledge that can be taken back to the farm to better the operation.One of the biggest takeaways for Heimerl was a trip to the Nation’s Capital, where he was able to meet with his legislators to visit about the biggest issues facing the pork industry including antibiotics, keeping costs in check and pork competitive in the world market.“There are numerous amounts of issues that come and go that highly affect what we are trying to accomplish — getting our products out there,” Heimerl said. “With the help of NPB and NPPC, we collaboratively have a unified front to make sure that we as pork producers can strive to do the best that we can.”PLI isn’t only meant for the younger members of the pork industry. Even seasoned producers, like Deaton, are seeing benefits from being in the program.“I’m in a time in my life where I can give back to an industry that has been very good to me,” said Deaton, who farms alongside his two sons. “Pork Leadership Institute is a way for me to broaden my horizon and learn more about what that the pork checkoff offers, how we can get involved with legislation that has an impact on my farm and to meet other producers, like myself, and share stories and experiences.”To find out more about the program, contact the Ohio Pork Council or the National Pork Board.last_img read more

first_imgDiscover 7 pro tips for better shooting.Having worked as a director, cinematographer and editor I learned very quickly how important it is to shoot your film not only for the narrative that you are building in the present, but for the narrative that you, or your editor will build in post. Lucky for us, our friend Caleb Pike with DSLR Video Shooter has provided us with a great set of tips for shooting like an editor.“If you can think like an editor, and shoot like one while your out filming, you can do yourself a ton of help.”– Caleb PikeHere are the listed tips that Caleb goes through in the video:1. Transitional Shots (00:56)Utilizing transition shots gives the editor the ability to move from scene to scene without using harsh cuts. As Caleb points out you can find very creative ways to develop and film transition shots without the use of “artificial crossovers and fades”.2. Slate Your Shots (01:42)Metadata is pretty important to an editor. It not only helps you, the director, to keep everything organized on set, but it also helps the editor in post. On any film shoot you’re going to go through several takes of multiple scenes, so by slating and cataloging each slate you’ve already begun the metadata collection and organizing for your editor.3. Overlap Your Shots (02:16)Overlapping shots can make editing easier and its gives the editor more options to work with. To do this you want to film specific actions and tasks in several angles, and you want to be sure and film the action from beginning to end in each take. Total pro move.4. Get It On Film (03:09)When shooting interviews or filming a narrative sequence begin rolling before you say “action”, this way you can gather auditory information about the scene or you can ask metadata questions to your interview subjects. Such questions for your subjects would include asking their name, spelling of their name and title. Having this information in audio form can greatly help your editor when setting up interview titles and or just labeling the metadata.5. B-Roll (03:44)As Caleb says, “B-Roll, B-Roll, B-Roll, B-Roll. You can never have enough B-Roll….it doesn’t matter how important it is or whether you’ll actually use it. I’ve always been taught that, “It’s better to have it than not.”6. Practice A Lot (04:12)You can go to school for years to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking, but if you don’t get out there and practice then you’ll never improve as a shooter or editor. So, use any open time you can and begin filming anything you can think of to practice shooting and editing.7. Keep The Tone In Mind (04:31)Know your story. Know what it’s about and the tone you want to set through the visuals. This is extremely important as the tone will most often dictate how the transitions and b-roll will work.In addition to this article also see an article by Mentorless on 5 Things Cinematographers Can Do To Make Their Editor Happier, as well as The Art of Shooting B-Roll: Where to Start to Make Sure You Get What You Need.Do you have additional tips to add? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more