first_imgNot everyone has the time to visit a gym regularly. If you are among those who can’t find the time here are some common sense, easy exercises.Walking Walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active regularly, lose weight and become healthier. People who walk regularly, at least 20 minutes daily in a brisk manner, burn more calories than those who make weekly visits to a gym.For those with busy schedules, they can try to walk more by waling instead of driving short distances. Park your car a distance from their destination and walk the rest of the way to their workplace or if you don’t drive, get off the bus or train one stop early and walk the rest of the way. Aim to walk 10,000 steps daily, burning up to 400 calories. To keep track of your walking, use a pedometer or exercise your brain by counting your steps while you walk.You’ll be surprised how many steps you can take within 30 minutes by simply walking in or around your house, garden, office or the shopping mall. Just walk!Home ExercisesBurn calories, lose weight and feel great with simple exercise at home. These exercises include: walking (of course); jogging on the spot, stretches, sits-ups, push-ups, pull-ups (using a door jam), stairs climbing, stomach crunches, rope-skipping, and/or working out with a medicine ball. Take periodical breaks from the TV, computer and the Smart-Phone and simply walk around the room, stretch or jog on the spot.Skipping is an excellent home exercise.  Just 15 minutes daily generates health benefits, including heart and lung fitness, strong bones, balance and flexibility. The average person will burn up to 200 calories during 15 minutes of skipping.  However, skipping is a strenuous exercise; for beginners it’s recommended they start slowly at first, say 5 minutes per day for the first week, then increase gradually to a more rapid pace up to 15 minutes daily.SwimmingAssuming one has easy access to a pool or live near the beach, swimming, like walking, is one of the most effective exercises. When one swims, all the muscles are engaged. There are several public pools and beaches in South Florida, where one can swim even a few times monthly. Dancing For the young and the old, one of the more pleasant forms of exercise is dancing, and not necessarily at a night-club. Simply turn on the radio or slip in a CD with reggae, soca, salsa or some other pulsating/rhythmic music genre and dance to good health for 30-minutes every day. Swing your hips, arms, legs, contract your stomach and buttocks and sweat.  EDITOR’S NOTE: Joannie Logan is a physical trainer.last_img read more

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first_imgRuggles Ferguson ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – A group of professionals from various sectors who were youths when the People’s Revolutionary Government was in power, have formed a committee for the purpose of celebrating the 40thanniversary of the March 13th, 1979 historic revolution – the first in the Eastern Caribbean.“We have to begin somewhere and not just institutional ad-hoc activities,” said Ruggles Ferguson who is the interim chairman of the Committee. Over the years, several ad-hoc committees have organized activities in observance of March 13 – the day of the Grenada Revolution.Focus on internal and external challenges Ferguson said that activities will focus on the internal and external challenges of the Revolution which collapsed on October 19, 1983 with the killing of Maurice Bishop, other Cabinet colleagues and members of the public, because of internal conflicts among high ranking officials of the Revolution.“We will also speak about the positive effects it provided for the island. There were many positives about the many people-oriented programs such as social program. You had the Center for popular education that aimed to ensure that every single Grenadian respective of age could read and write,” said Ferguson who during the period of the Revolution was a member of staff at the Government Information Service (GIS).Sharing more of the social programs which had a positive impact on the society, Ferguson said that the   Housing Repair Program, the setting up of the national transportation system and development in the agro-industries were initiatives that had positive impacts throughout the island.Begins on March 1Scheduled to start on March 1, the activities will conclude on May 29 – Maurice Bishop’s 75 birth date.During the celebration period, the Committee also intends to organize public education sessions, health fairs, community work and cultural activities.Ferguson said  the key activities in March  will include a calypso show branded Champs in Concert, the launch of a book on the Revolution  and the Annual March 13 lecture to be delivered by former Prime Minister of St. Lucia Dr. Kenny Anthony.last_img read more

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first_imgVIEUX FORT, St. Lucia, CMC – Britain’s Prince Charles arrived in St. Lucia on Sunday at the start of a two week visit to the Caribbean, highlighting the impact of climate change on the development of small island states like St. Lucia.Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will also visit Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and the Cayman Islands.They will also become the first members of the Royal family to pay an official visit to Cuba with Buckingham Palace saying that the trip to the region is to “celebrate the Monarchy’s relationship with these Commonwealth Realms”.The Royal couple arrived in the southern town of Vieux Fort and were met by local dignitaries including Governor General Sir Neville Cenac and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.Prince Charles is participating in activities marking St. Lucia’s 40th anniversary of political independence from Britain during his three-hour stay.Speaking at the Military Parade and Schools Rally, Prince Charles said that there’s no greater challenge facing the global community that climate change, noting that it provides ‘an existential threat to this island as it does to every part of this region.“I saw for myself the devastation that hurricanes Maria and Irma wrought in Dominica, Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands when I visited those communities in November 2017.“Tackling the truly alarming threat of climate change and finding some ways of mitigating the risks it presents is and must continue to be a top priority for the Commonwealth,” he said, noting that he was pleased that St. Lucia is benefitting from a project through the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme.He said the mapping of the island’s seabed “will not only inform our understanding of the effects of climate change but has the potential to help develop St. Lucia’s vital blue economy in significant and sustainable ways”.In his address in which he congratulated the island on its 40th anniversary of political independence, Prince Charles said he had “great hope’ for the future of St. Lucia.“This is a strong society…and one which places special emphasis on family and community. As you celebrate this year everything that St. Lucia has achieved over these four decades of her independence, I know that you also take pride in committing yourselves to building the strongest, brightest future for this country,” he said, noting earlier that the road to independence had been “long and took many turns”.Prince Charles, who had presented the Commonwealth’s “Points of Life” award Dorothy Phillip, the founder of a cancer foundation here named “Faces of Cancer,” said he could only wish that “St. Lucia and her people continue to thrive and to flourish”.Earlier, Prime Minister Chastanet said despite its size, St. Lucia has achieved “so much, but we can’t survive on our own”.He said the island’s membership of the Commonwealth, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a recognition of ‘how effective we could be together”.last_img read more

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first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Thursday brushed aside suggestions that Port of Spain had been snubbed by United States President Donald Trump who is expected to meet with selective Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders on the Venezuela issue in Miami on Friday.“That there are people in Trinidad and Tobago who believe that because Trinidad and Tobago was not invited to the private residence of an American president we are somehow diminished,” Rowley told a news conference following the weekly Cabinet meeting here. “Ladies and gentlemen, we have never stood taller, we have never stood prouder and as I speak to you now CARICOM’s (Caribbean Community) position as reaffirmed in the last meeting of heads in St. Kitts-Nevis is that there are three people representing and authorized to represent CARICOM outside of its heads and caucus and that’s the Chairman of CARICOM, who is the Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis (Dr. Timothy Harris) Trinidad and Tobago its prime minister or designate and Barbados through its prime minister or designate.”He reminded reporters that there were 15 CARICOM countries “yet the conversation is about four” a reference to St. Lucia, the Bahamas, Jamaica and Haiti, whose leaders will meet with Trump on Friday in Palm Beach County.Selected countries supported OAS resolution The Caribbean leaders invited had in January supported a resolution at the Organization of American States (OAS) in not recognizing President Nicolas Maduro’s second five-year term.But CARICOM leaders at their inter-sessional summit in St. Kitts-Nevis last month reiterated their position of non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela and said they were prepared to mediate in the process to bring about a peaceful resolution to the crisis where Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó with the support of Washington and its allies, is seeking to replace Maduro, who was sworn into office for a second consecutive term in January.In late January, regional leaders, led by Harris and including Mottley and Rowley met with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressing optimism that the UN will assist in establishing the road map towards peace and security for Venezuela.The delegation also participated in a meeting in an international meeting in Uruguay where the Montevideo Mechanism was adopted saying it presents “the only objective mechanism” to address the complex political situation in Venezuela”.Lima GroupRowley reiterated the CARICOM position on wanting a peaceful solution in Venezuela, and described the meeting taking place with Trump on Friday as a “meeting of the Lima Group” to which the Caribbean islands invited are members.“We from early, St. Kitts-Nevis, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, we did not sign on to the Lima Group. So we are not reacting to an invitation to a man’s house.“Our foreign policy has always given us an insight of the road ahead. So, what you seeing there is a meeting of the Lima Group people at the private residence of the president and it remains a position that we support, a man’s home is his castle, you are free to invite who you want to invite to your house.“We can’t stay outside and say we should have been invited. Since when we measuring our stature and our station by who invite us to their house. We are not about that,” he said, noting that Trinidad and Tobago is about the principles as outlined in the United Nations Charter of non-interference in the internal affairs of countries and ensuring a peaceful global environment.Rowley said it was for those attending the meeting with Trump to indicate not only what will be achieved but “what we are going to do resolutely and without apology as a tiny speck on the world’s map… to stand with the principles of the United Nations where we all have signed on and accept as the best way for peace and security, not only in our region, but the world”.Rowley, who read a lengthy statement highlighting the Charter of the United Nations, said that he could not say whether the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat had been informed of the meeting with the selective regional leaders, telling reporters, however that the Secretariat “is constantly in communication with us.Unaware of meeting before Wednesday’s announcement“Before the decision was announced in Washington, we were unaware it was happening, the Secretariat was not able to tell us that this was before us for consideration or decision or anything like that.“The last and the standing decision of CARICOM was that the team as put by the caucus to deal with the Venezuelan matter from a diplomatic standpoint …was the chairman, St. Kitts-Nevis, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. That is the standing CARICOM position”.“So, any action of and member of CARICOM acting in their own sovereignty that’s what it is”.Plays down Persad Bissessar/UN Ambassador meetingRowley also played down the meeting between US Ambassador Joseph Mondello and Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar, on Wednesday, saying the diplomat is a representative of a friendly government “and “ is free to go anywhere and talk to anybody”.But he said he had every confidence that Persad Bissessar, whose United National Congress has openly supported Guaidó, on “sober reflection …will familiarize herself with the position of the Opposition Leader Errol Barrow of Barbados during the Grenada invasion” by American troops in 1983.Persad Bissessar said that the meeting Wednesday with the US diplomat was on “several matters of national importance”.She did not elaborate.last_img read more

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first_imgHeavyweight Jamaican artistes, Jah Cure and Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, have teamed up for a new single entitled Marijuana. The tune is set to hit airwaves on April 19, and use its release to support and celebrate festivities on April 20. 4/20, as it’s popularly referred to, is a date in which the smoking of marijuana is celebrated across the globe with events and conferences held on that day. The digits 420 is just simply refers to the act of smoking marijuana, for those in the know. According to reports, Jah Cure and Marley are support a slew of events across the US during this year’s 4/20 celebrations, and will be provided specially made Marijuana rolling papers and other smoking collateral to patrons. Those who have caught an early listen to the song say it’s an ode to the euphoric sensations of smoking cannabis, with a line stating, “CBD is my medicine… Legal drugs, they killing us.”last_img read more

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first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC  – The police in Trinidad are continuing investigations following the release of a Jamaican businessman who was kidnapped there in April.The police report that the relatives of Yohan Chin paid an undisclosed sum of money to his kidnappers who released him earlier this week.His release came one month after the relatives placed an advertisement, via a local security-based firm, in which they were “reaching out to his abductors to please call them to complete the negotiations for his safe release.”Chin who was staying at an “undisclosed location” contacted his relatives, shortly after his release.The police, who have been tight-lipped about the case, say that  doctors have given Chin a clean bill of health.They also said arrests are pending.It’s reported that on April 14, gunmen dressed in police clothing kidnapped Chin and two days later, one of his business partners reported the incident to the police.last_img read more

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first_imgSpanish giants Atletico Madrid have made a breakthrough in their quest to sign Chelsea outcast Diego Costa.According to a report from popular Spanish newspaper AS, the Madrid-based outfit are expected to confirm a €60m fee for their former player.Diego Costa moved from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea in the summer of 2014 in a £32m deal and has won 2 English Premier League (EPL) titles in three seasons.The Brazilian-born Spanish international is due to undergo a medical on Thursday before being unveiled as an Atletico player in the next few days. He would however be unable to play for Diego Simeone’s side until January.Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban on signing new players will expire in January but Diego Costa can link up with the squad and regain his fitness after an extended spell out of action.Diego Costa has been out of action for a while after he was frozen out at the English champions by manager Antonio Conte. He has refused to return to London to train with the reserves and has spent the last few months in his hometown, Lagarto in Brazil.RelatedI Have Special Affection For Chelsea – Diego CostaSeptember 23, 2017In “England”LaLiga: Diego Costa Suffers Lengthy Match BanApril 11, 2019In “Spain”Antonio Conte: Diego Costa’s Chelsea Future Closed Since JanuaryJuly 21, 2017In “England”last_img read more

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first_imgManchester City defender Benjamin Mendy will see a knee specialist in Barcelona over the knee injury he sustained over the weekend.The French international was expected to return to training on Monday as confirmed by manager Pep Guardiola but that didn’t happen as the injury was more severe than first thought.Mendy was substituted after 29 minutes of his team’s 5-0 win over London club Crystal Palace in the English Premier League (EPL).The 23-year old joined Manchester City from French side AS Monaco in the summer in a £52m deal and has already produced a series of impressive performances in the colours of the Citizens.Mendy will travel to see Barcelona-based knee specialist Ramon Cugat, who is a close friend of Guardiola. Cugat treated City duo Kevin De Bruyne and club captain Vincent Kompany last season.RelatedBenjamin Mendy Sidelined After Twelve AppearancesNovember 23, 2018In “England”Guardiola’s Expensively Assembled Defence Will Struggle To Pass The Litmus TestJuly 25, 2017In “England”Manchester City Sign French Defender MendyJuly 24, 2017In “England”last_img read more

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first_imgRelatedNFF’s General Assembly Approves N6.38bn For 2018, Commends Stakeholders For Nigeria’s Qualification For Russia 2018.October 19, 2017In “National Team”NFF Chief Reaffirms Focus On AFCON Qualification At Eagles Squad UnveilingAugust 24, 2018In “National Team”NFF Crisis: FIFA Upholds Pinnick-Led BoardJuly 2, 2018In “National Team” The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has settled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 as the date for the 2017 Annual General Assembly (AGA) slated for Jos in Plateau State.The date picked was made known to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, world football’s governing body, FIFA, as well as African football’s governing body, CAF. The AGA date is a favourable one since the event would hold after conclusion of both AITEO Cup and the Nigeria National League (NNL) as well as the big 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Zambia.The Annual General Assembly of the NFF plays host to the major football stakeholders in the country and it represents an opportunity for participants to discuss football-related issues.Participants include all the members of the NFF Executive Committee, former NFF Presidents and General Secretaries, Chairmen and Secretaries of the 44 members of the NFF (including FAs of 36 States and the FCT, the NPFL, the NNL, the NWFL, the NLO, Coaches Association, Referees Association and the Players’ Union), NFF Management, representatives of NFF partners and sponsors and invited dignitaries are expected at the occasion.last_img read more

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first_img Related Articles Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship June 9, 2020 SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments June 11, 2020 Submit Yggdrasil Gaming has become the first supplier to integrate its full suite of video slots on Lottoland. The lottery betting operator will take advantage of popular titles such as Bicicleta, Double Dragons and Vikings Go Berzerk.In addition to Yggdrasil’s slot games, Lottoland will also gain access to the supplier’s collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST™, including the recently-launched Missions feature, as well as the social sharing tool BRAG.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “Lottoland are one of the biggest success stories in gaming in the past few years and it’s a very proud moment for us to sign this deal. It’s especially exciting to integrate directly into them to fully utilize the promotional tools in our portfolio, which is a clear sign that our efforts in Gibraltar are bearing fruit.“A few years ago, I said that lottery was the final frontier in online gaming and Lottoland’s hugely impressive growth has shown what a powerful vertical it is. We are two companies cut from the same cloth in that we want to shake things up in the industry, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship together.”Gavin Grimes, VP of Gaming at Lottoland, said: “Yggdrasil have consistently proven in recent years that they are ahead of the curve when it comes to online slots and gamification. Their games are very impressive, while the accompanying promotional tools bring customer engagement to a new level.“We’ve already got over 4.5 million customers worldwide and that number is growing rapidly. I’m very confident that the launch of Yggdrasil’s content is going to accelerate that growth, making our offering even more attractive to new and existing players.”Yggdrasil received its Gibraltar licence earlier this year and has made a host of big signings in the jurisdiction, as well as in the UK. The slots are backed up by BOOST™, which is designed to increase engagement and retention. StumbleUpon Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

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