first_imgSkunks are one of the most common, and often unwelcome, nocturnal species that visit our backyards here in Georgia. Skunk breeding season has passed, but we are quickly approaching the time of year when females will birth their young.There are two species of skunk native to Georgia: the striped skunk and the eastern spotted skunk.Striped skunks are commonly referred to as “polecats” and are probably one of the most recognizable mammals nationwide thanks to cartoon characters like Pepe Le Pew and the ironically named Flower from Disney’s “Bambi.” These small critters are about the size of a common house cat and are known for their black fur and white stripes.Eastern spotted skunks are sometimes referred to as “civet cats” and are significantly smaller than striped skunks. They don’t have the white stripe down their backs. Instead, spotted skunks most often have horizontal white stripes on their neck and shoulders and asymmetrical, elongated spots on their sides. They also have white spots on their heads and between their eyes.While both species of Georgia’s skunks are quite beautiful, they are often viewed negatively due to the pungent, musky odor they can emit. This odor lingers for days and can become nauseating for some people.Aside from their odoriferous smell, skunks often set up dens close to or underneath dwellings. They are prone to digging up lawns and golf courses in search of insects and grubworms. In doing so, they leave conical shaped holes in well-groomed turf. Skunks may also raid backyard poultry pens and eat eggs and birds; eat garden vegetables; and damage beehives.In addition to damaging lawns, denning under buildings and having a rather pungent odor, skunks carry a variety of zoonotic diseases, including leptospirosis and intestinal roundworms, and are one of the primary vectors for rabies in the United States. The potential for human exposure to rabies from skunks can be significant due to skunks’ inclination to urban and suburban areas.There are a variety of control options to alleviate damage caused by skunks, but most homeowners aren’t comfortable trapping skunks because of the animals’ potential for carrying rabies and tendency to spray. Nuisance-wildlife removal specialists may be better equipped to remove skunks.Control methods that do not involve contact with live animals include habitat modification and exclusion. The mice that tend to call crawl spaces, sheds and barns home often attract skunks to these spaces. Rodent management often eliminates the skunk problem.In addition to rodent control, removing debris, lumber piles and junk cars eliminates potential denning sites and discourages skunks from using the area for a den location. Lawn treatments for grubs eliminates the food source and skunks’ motivation to dig.In addition to habitat modification, skunks should be cut off from areas where they could potentially den. All foundation openings should be sealed off with wire mesh, sheet metal or concrete. Fences constructed around lawns and gardens should be at least 3 feet tall and buried 18 inches below the surface to prevent digging. Hardware cloth or chicken wire works well for exclusion fences. If skunks already use a crawl space, make sure they have left the area before installing exclusionary devices to prevent them from dying under the building.Skunks’ black-and-white fur makes them one of the most beautiful animals to make our backyards their homes. Skunks can be beneficial because they eat many of the insect and grub species that can cause significant damage to turfgrass. However, because of their musky odor and potential for disease, most homeowners don’t want them around.Use the techniques recommended here by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to keep skunks from becoming an issue in your backyard.To learn more from Michael Foster about controlling nuisance wildlife, attend the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day on Sept. 20, 2018. To register, go to read more

first_img May 15, 2002 Practice Tips Practice Tips: Do you have the skills to be an effective helper? Dr. Richard Sheehy “Bob,” a well-dressed man in his early 50s, comes to talk to you about representing him in the defense of a suit filed against him and his company by the former co-owner of the company. Bob is visibly upset and spends the first 15 minutes explaining how nothing like this has ever happened to him. He has always treated customers and employees fairly, and does not understand what has motivated his former colleague and best friend to “do this to me.”The more he speaks, the angrier he gets, until he finally instructs you to “fight this to the bitter end — I don’t care how long it takes or how much it costs.”Clients like Bob are not atypical. Faced with the unpleasantness of human nature, which is often exacerbated by unsolicited inclusion in the legal system, many reluctantly seek legal counsel to deal with situations such as these. It is at this point that you, as an attorney and counselor-at-law, can choose several potential strategies. While all of these strategies may ultimately wind up resolving the legal issues involved, I would suggest one that might achieve this goal in a more holistic — and humanistic — manner. Choosing this strategy will allow you to truly be a “helper” — not simply a lawyer — to your client and do justice to the oft-used descriptor “counselor-at-law.”The legal profession qualifies as a “helping profession.” Like doctors, nurses, social workers, and counselors, lawyers are in the business of helping their clients. While this help centers primarily on “legal problems,” the desired outcome should be that the client receives the assistance he or she needs — whatever form that assistance might take. Thus, your goal as a lawyer should be to do whatever you can to best help your client.You do not have to look far in our society to see the signs of diminished confidence and respect for attorneys. Indeed, the role of the lawyer as counselor has diminished in the past two decades. In recent years, the public has often perceived lawyers as uncaring, unethical, and “money-hungry.” Many attorneys view their own profession as ruthless, with a “win at all costs” mentality that drives their everyday interactions. On some levels, these perceptions may be true. Presently, our legal system has created an atmosphere where winning is the goal. While that is inherent in the adversarial nature of our system, most would agree that at certain times and in particular circumstances, it can go too far. The result is decreased confidence by the general public in lawyers and the legal system, and increased stress, psychological distress, and job dissatisfaction for many attorneys. As a profession, attorneys suffer more psychological distress than any other. They are at risk for increased levels of depression, substance abuse, and related anxiety disorders. Thus, the present state of affairs creates an atmosphere of negativity for the public, attorneys themselves, and for the profession as a whole.So what is to be done about the current state of affairs within the legal community? There have been numerous discussions and debate of late centering on improving the work-home balance, less emphasis on billable hours, more personal “perks” for attorneys, and even alternative careers for attorneys. These are all extremely viable and important inroads into the bigger issue. I would suggest, however, that there is another, less obvious way to increase the public’s confidence in lawyers and reduce lawyer distress and dissatisfaction. The answer may be in the attention we pay to the interpersonal aspects of lawyering; for these aspects lie at the heart of the professional relationship between lawyer and client.Let us revisit potential client, Bob. Imagine Bob has just walked into your office and launched into his problems. Assuming Bob meets all of your requirements for a potential client, what would be your initial strategy? Would you interview Bob with an eye toward fact gathering in order to frame the legal issues? Or, would your first reaction be to sit, listen to his story, and then try to understand what it must feel like to be sued by your former best friend? The latter approach is the holistic, humanistic approach that I alluded to earlier. It is this approach that will ultimately allow Bob to feel he was treated like a whole person and was truly “counseled” by you, his attorney. Research has shown that a relationally skilled attorney is preferred to an attorney possessing only legal competence. This approach, in which the attorney’s legal counseling takes into account the client’s potential emotional issues, is at the heart of a current movement in legal philosophy known as therapeutic jurisprudence.Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) is a philosophy of legal thought conceptualized by David Wexler and Bruce Winick in the late 1980s, early 1990s. TJ focuses on law’s distinct impact on emotional life and psychological well being. TJ recognizes that, like it or not, the law itself functions as a therapeutic agent. Research has shown that the way in which various legal actors — lawyers, judges, police officers — apply the law can have important therapeutic effects on the client. The way in which you, as a lawyer, consult with your client can impact that client’s psychological well-being. Thus, “traditional” legal counseling, which emphasizes fact gathering and a primarily analytical approach, may not provide the client with all of the help he or she needs. As a lawyer, you are engaged in the practice of “legal counseling.” Legal counseling starts with identifying a problem and clarifying the client’s objectives. It then moves on to identifying and evaluating the probable positive and negative consequences to each possible solution. In this way, it is somewhat different than “advice giving,” which consists of the lawyer rendering an opinion. One type of legal counseling is known as “client centered counseling.” In this mode of counseling, the client must be seen as a true partner in the problem solving and must be given the opportunity to make decisions.” A lawyer who is psychologically sensitive (i.e., understands the potential psychological impact of the legal process) has a better chance of putting the client at ease and engendering the client’s trust. This, in turn, provides for a better opportunity to elicit the important information that will indicate the client’s real needs, desires, and capacities.The problem is many attorneys simply lack a sufficient knowledge base concerning psychology and concerning emotions, or, choose to minimize the importance and role of such knowledge in the practice of law. The fact remains that, when we are dealing with clients, we are dealing with their psyches. Yet, among the helping professions, lawyers tend to be the most resistant to acknowledging the power of emotions and the unconscious mind and thus, unwittingly reduce their effectiveness with clients. While there are many plausible explanations for this, the teaching emphasis in law school and the inattention to interpersonal skills may be one of the main culprits. If you think back on your law school career, there is little, if any, priority placed on interpersonal skill training. Legal education is first and foremost about facts and analysis of the law applied to these facts. While no one would argue with the importance of such ability, it is a less than holistic approach to practicing law.Lawyers have always described themselves as “counselors and attorneys-at-law.” TJ can provide true structure and substance to this notion of lawyer as counselor by asking the lawyer to be not a therapist, but an educator; i.e. , someone who shares potential psychological and emotional repercussions of certain legal actions with the client.Psycholegal soft spots refer to those social relationships or emotional issues that ought to be considered in order to avoid stress or conflict when contemplating the use of a particular legal instrument or strategy. One such issue that must be considered is that of shame and humiliation. When faced with legal problems, many clients may feel embarrassed or humiliated regarding their role in the situation. In order to avoid adding to the client’s feelings of shame, lawyers should assume that any legal problem brought to their attention could be a shame-inducing event. Thus, information regarding family history and relationships, health, career, values, morals, etc., might all be useful in identifying potentially stressful reactions to the legal process. It is not enough to gather the relevant legal facts. A lawyer must go beyond “just the facts” to identify potential underlying meaning in what the client is saying. Let’s review our potential client, Bob. What do you think underlies his reactions and behaviors? Most likely, Bob is feeling betrayed; that all of this is “unfair” and “shouldn’t be happening.” He’s always done the right thing and has been fair so why would someone want to do this to him? This emotional reaction is very likely what’s driving his anger and need to “fight back.” Now, this is not to suggest that lawyers need to do therapy when consulting with clients. Indeed, lawyers should be very clear in understanding that they are not qualified to do therapy. However, it is important that the lawyer be aware of the possible emotional issues so that she may address them herself or refer the client to the appropriate professional. In addition, awareness of these types of issues would minimize the chances of being “surprised” by the client later on in your representation.Let us return once again to Bob. Adopting the holistic approach, your initial strategy might very well be to sit quietly and listen to Bob’s story. The story of how he started the business, how his friend became involved, how their business relationship and friendship developed over the years, how hard it was on Bob when his friend left, how betrayed and hurt Bob feels by his friend’s current actions. You might put yourself in Bob’s shoes (empathy) and imagine what it would feel like. Your goal would be to gain insight into how Bob’s emotional reaction to the suit is influencing his view of the legal implications and listen to what it is he is expecting from you and wants to do. Perhaps with a little understanding and insight into his emotional state. Bob may decide to approach his friend and settle the case. Certainly it is possible that his friend may have it in for Bob and litigation may end up being the only alternative. Or, perhaps Bob will reflect on his past interactions with others and conclude that he was not always as fair and agreeable as he had initially thought. Regardless of the ultimate action taken, understanding the hidden emotional issues will give you a heads up and allow you to counsel Bob more effectively and approach the defense of Bob’s case more holistically.So now the question you might have is, “this is all great stuff, but I would have no idea how to help Bob get in touch with his emotional reaction. After all, I’m not a psychologist and I’m definitely not good with this ‘touchy-feely’ stuff.” While this may be true, I promise that every one of you has, at a minimum, the ability to recognize the client’s underlying emotions and meaning as well as the potential impact on the course of your representation. In the June 1 News we will review some of the basic counseling skills you can use with clients to help identify their underlying meaning. Dr. Richard Sheehy is the founder and president of SRS Solutions, LLC, a company dedicated to providing consulting, executive coaching, and counseling skills workshops for the legal community and other business organizations. Dr. Sheehy, a member of The Florida Bar, also is an assistant professor at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, where he teaches in the counselor education masters program. He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Arizona State University in 2000 and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1987. He can be reached at [email protected] . Practice Tips: Do you have the skills to be an effective helper?last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Mexico-based Cemex is opposing the city’s plan to change the zoning and annex the Soledad Canyon land, where the company intends to mine 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel, calling the measures another attempt to foil the company’s bid to mine the area. In letters written to the city, the company’s lawyers accuse Santa Clarita of trying to circumvent environmental laws by annexing the land it owns without comprehensive environmental studies. The Bureau of Land Management holds mining rights and has leased those rights to Cemex. “Santa Clarita is required to prepare an environmental impact report under (state environmental laws) for any project that may result in a significant effect on the environment,” said a Sept. 29 letter written by attorney Kerry Shapiro, of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP, on behalf of Cemex. The letter is included in information city planners will present tonight to city planning commissioners. The commission is scheduled to vote on the proposed zoning amendments and annexation, and send the issue to the City Council for an Oct. 25 hearing. If the council approves the measure, an application could be made to the Local Agency Formation Commission, which oversees municipal boundary changes in Los Angeles County. “We would be making an application to LAFCO as soon as the City Council has authorized us to do so,” Senior Planner Kai Luoma said. At issue is the city’s plan to annex 1,885 acres east of city boundaries in Canyon Country, including about 1,000 acres it owns. The BLM has agreed to a deal that would allow Cemex to mine for 20 years, a plan the city is fighting. The city found annexation and the prezoning required for the site would have no significant environmental impacts. In lieu of preparing a comprehensive environmental report, the city has conducted an initial study, a negative declaration, which Shapiro asserts is insufficient. The city’s plan to prezone the acreage would allow for development including suburban residential, very low-density residential and open space or parkland. A mineral-oil conservation area would overlap a portion of the open space area. Luoma said the mineral zoning designation would ensure the resources could be extracted now with the proper entitlement and would be protected for future extraction. “The annexation will give the city no authority over the operation of a lawfully approved aggregate mine on the site,” Luoma said. He said the city would like to bring the city-owned acreage under its jurisdiction to take advantage of the open space. Letters of opposition were also sent to the city by grading company C.A. Rasmussen Co., LLC, and its attorneys. The company, which owns land adjacent to the acreage the city wants to annex, opposes the annexation on the grounds it “is simply a manipulation of California land use regulations for the purpose of serving the city’s political agenda of stopping the nearby mining,” said a Sept. 16 letter signed by C. Dean Rasmussen on behalf of the company. Under U.S. law, the federal government has the right to mine the land or lease the mining rights. The mine is on hold while lawsuits wend their way through the courts. “(Cemex) is entitled to mine the Soledad site pursuant to two contracts executed by the BLM in 1990, as well as a (BLM decision), allowing for production of up to 56.1 million tons of mined materials, and approval of local land use entitlements by the County of Los Angeles issued in June 2004,” Shapiro wrote. An appeal is pending in Cemex’s suit against the county, and the city’s own lawsuit against the county is on hold pending an appeal in the case. The city has sued federal agencies, claiming they approved Cemex’s lease without proper environmental review. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five Chelsea-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgTwo articles in the popular press tried to make the case that monkeys have humanlike characteristics.  Maybe they proved the converse, at least for some humans.Does this add up?  Reporting on experiments suggesting monkeys have the rudiments of math skills, at least in the ability to compare sizes of things, MSNBC News writer Bjorn Carey wanted to emphasize how similar they are to us.  He said, “This finding is the most recent in a series of discoveries that indicate our primate cousins display humanlike characteristics.  Monkeys like to gamble and enjoy looking at other monkeys’ bottoms.  Chimpanzees have been found to crack under social pressures.”On the Origin of Humor by Sexual Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Jokes in the Struggle for a Wife:  Science Now laughed with, but not at, a study that showed differences in the way men and women respond to humor.  There must be a Darwinian angle in here somewhere:  “There are a variety of ways to interpret the findings, says neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the more politically incorrect being that women are more easily entertained than men.  Another is that women find humor more important in behavior than men do, consistent with ideas that humor evolved differently between the sexes as a mating strategy–men act the comics and women respond by laughing at them. Er, with them.”  But ScienceNow left us hanging without a punch line for the title, “Y Did the Chromosome Cross the Road?”Are humans still evolving?  Reporting on a comparative genomics study between humans and chimpanzees, Ker Than on Live Science started by praising the power of natural selection:  “The evolutionary process that Charles Darwin discovered almost 150 years ago, responsible for transforming dinosaurs into birds and allowing the walking ancestors of whales to take to the seas, is still quietly at work in humans today.”  In the next paragraph he called DNA the “software of life.”While supporting natural selection, Ker Than managed to include his usual dig against the creationists: “The validity of Darwin’s natural selection has been attacked lately by a small but vocal group who argue that it cannot explain all the complexity seen in nature.  They advocate a concept called ‘intelligent design,’ in which a higher being is responsible for the variety of life.  Scientists dismiss intelligent design as cloaked creationism and say that there are no significant problems with the widely accepted theory of evolution.”  (Emphasis added in quotes.)So if you are a gambling butt-gazer with a nervous breakdown, you can take comfort in the fact that macaques empathize with you.  Supposedly if the macaques keep up such antics they will become philosophers in due time.  Didn’t Kipling say that to be a man requires keeping your head while all around you are losing theirs?  Macaque antics reveal no special human propensities.  Parrots and dolphins exhibit better intellectual skills than monkeys, but no Darwinist considers either of them our “closest living relative.”  Why not turn the idea around, and say that any man who dwells on derriere jokes is devolving into a macaque, or any human who swims is devolving into a whale?  After all, Michael Ruse has forcefully warned against embedding any ideas of progress into Darwinian theory.    Ker Than has been a malicious demagogue against intelligent design throughout the Dover trial, worse than Antonio Lazcano (see 11/04/2005 entry).  These two quotes show that nothing he says about Darwinism or ID can be trusted.  In promoting Darwinism, he erred with his definition of natural selection: “Darwin’s natural selection is the process by which nature rewards those individuals better adapted to their environments with survival and reproductive success.”  In addition to slipping an embedded personification fallacy about rewards into his definition, he blindly slipped into the tautology trap: if fitness is defined in terms of reproductive success, it loses all independent meaning: the fit survive because the survivors are fit.    In attacking ID, Ker Than linked it to belief in a “higher being”.  ID makes no claims about the nature or source of the designing intelligence, but only that the effects of intelligent causes are detectable.  But then he also borrowed ID vocabulary in defining DNA as software, which always has an intelligent cause.  He also erred historically in giving Charlie credit for “discovering” natural selection.  If he can’t even define the most basic terms right or keep his concepts consistent, how can his opinions be worth anything?  Such reporting is better suited to a job at 90 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img22 November 2007Following on three years of growth, commercial WiFi hotspots now face a dim future in South Africa, at least among corporate workers, with a new study by technology research firm World Wide Worx showing a steady move toward the use of more affordable 3G technologies.Mobility 2007, World Wide Worx’s latest annual study of mobile technology, released in Johannesburg on Tuesday, shows that the corporate use of WiFi – small networks that allow wireless access to the internet – has fallen back after a steady rise, while the use of 3G – wireless broadband provided by the mobile networks – has rocketed.“We have been warning for several years that commercial WiFi hotspots, especially in hotels and conference centres, are in danger of pricing themselves out of the market,” said World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck. “And, now that a monthly subscription to a basic 3G service is cheaper than a few hours on most commercial hotspots, the chickens have come home to roost.”The study found that the proportion of South African corporations whose staff use 3G data cards rose from 58% in 2006 to 82% in 2007. In contrast, the proportion that facilitate WiFi access by their staff fell from 74% to 66%.“Technologies and old business models cannot survive in an environment where customers of the technology are informed and experienced in the use of these technologies,” said Len Pienaar, head of FNB Mobile and Transact Solutions, which partnered with World Wide Worx on the study.Another factor that is having an impact on WiFi is the promise of WiMAX, a high-speed long-distance broadband technology which is being piloted by a number of service providers in South Africa. As many as 8% of corporations say they are trying it out, which exactly matches the proportion that is dropping WiFi.Among small and medium businesses (SMEs) the picture is slightly brighter, the survey found, with WiFi deployment rising from 33% of respondents in 2006 to 36% in 2007. But the numbers are deceptive: the majority of these SMEs – 26% – are using WiFi to network their offices more efficiently, rather than enabling their staff to use it in wireless hotspots.By contrast, the use of wireless broadband services by SMEs has jumped sharply, from 16% in 2006 to 31% in 2007. As with corporates, most SMEs using 3G are doing so to remain connected when out of the office and as a back-up, rather than as a primary form of connectivity.“It only takes one or two episodes of paying R30 for 30 minutes access at a hotspot to realise that a 3G subscription costing less than R100 a month makes far more sense,” Goldstuck said. “Thanks to mobile technology, paid WiFi in hotel rooms is going the same way as phone calls from hotels – their exorbitant pricing can’t compete.”The findings make it clear that businesses are conscious of both cost and convenience, and will embrace those technologies that make business sense and are easy to use.“We experienced massive e-commerce growth at the turn of the millennium due to innovation and a surge in internet usage,” Pienaar said. “The Mobility 2007 findings illustrate that we are about to experience significant growth in the mobile market.”“As such, it’s really exciting to imagine the impact that mobile technologies will have on m-commerce in the South African market.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City RELATED STORY:Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As well as staying hydrated during a run in order to prevent injuries, cramping, and early fatigue, it is also important to rehydrate after you have finished, as well as maintaining your fluid intake throughout the rest of the day. If you are training for a marathon this is even more important; marathon runners can lose up to 5 percent of their total body weight during the race, or around four to five liters of fluids on average.To avoid dehydration and help the body replenish its reserves, be sure to drink plenty of fluids in the hours after your run, whether you prefer water, fruit juice or sports recovery drinks. You should also avoid alcohol if you really want to reach peak performance. Not only will it dehydrate you, but celebrity trainer David Kirsch also adds that “during a wellness program there is no room for hangovers. You need to be fresh, focused, and on top of your game to achieve the desired results.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGet a good night’s sleepDr. Andrew Murray, who works predominantly with runners but also swimmers and cyclists, says that the one thing they all have in common is they are “world class sleepers.” He recommends at least seven hours a night to reduce the risk of infection and stay healthy, plus a good night’s sleep is possibly the best way for your body to repair itself after exercise. Kirsch also adds that skimping on sleep “will sabotage your hard-earned workout gains,” so to get the most out of your run, as well as reach your true running potential in your next one, make sure you prioritize sleep. Refuel your musclesDalton Wong, trainer to Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence and founder of TwentyTwo Training advises a post-run combination of protein to repair, fat to help you feel full, and carbs to fuel the body. He recommends a protein smoothie or a proper meal between one hour to 90 minutes after your run, and nuts, seeds, and/or an apple as good options for snack until you can eat a real meal. Dr. Murray agrees, also recommending a ratio of three portions of carbs to one portion of protein within the hour after your run. Pasta or a baked potato with tuna, a chicken sandwich, eggs or pulses are all good choices.Stretch it outAlthough Dr. Murray says you don’t need to do a specific warm-up, just something to get you moving a little and ready for running, he does recommend a cool down, especially when you have done a more intense, longer run. Cooling down and stretching is a key step in any running plan to aid recovery, reduce muscle soreness and prevent injuries.Foam rolling can also be useful, not only straight after your run but also the day after and days following if you’re still feeling sore. It can also be particularly helpful when combined with stretching because it helps break up adhesions, which allows for a better and deeper stretch. JBADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Image: Geber86/ via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Chicago Marathon taking place this Sunday, Oct. 8, many may be feeling inspired by the World Marathon Major to start their own running regime. Whether you’re a beginner or a marathon expert, here we round up some of the key things to do post-run to look after your body and maximize your performance.Drink upADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ TNT import Rice ejected early in Game 4last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum coach Topex Robinson is well aware of the monumental task he has to face entering the NCAA Season 93 Finals.After steering the Pirates to their first ever playoff appearance, the youthful mentor has been stern in keeping his wards in check  for the best-of-three championship clash against San Beda, which starts on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT “I guess my job as the coach is to put them in the right frame of mind. The excitement will always be there, but it’s a matter of channeling it to positivity. We’re more excited than nervous, to be honest,” he said.“We know it’s our first time to be in this level and it’s really an unchartered territory for us. But rather than being scared, we should be excited. We know that we got nothing to lose and we’re happy where we are. We know we wanted to be in Finals and we did everything in the best way that we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRobinson knows how the Red Lions operate, and he even served as an analyst for the clash between San Beda and San Sebastian in the final level of the stepladder semis on Tuesday.And the third-year mentor could only derive one thing from their Finals date. Read Next View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia PLAY LIST 01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa TNT acquires Onwubere as Phoenix makes moves MOST READ “It’s obvious that (San Beda) is determined to win,” he quipped. “At the end of the day, they’re the stronger team, they have more experience than us and it showed against San Sebastian. With coach Boyet (Fernandez) there, and they have a good group of guys that are motivated to show that they are the defending champions, we know what we have to face.”Robinson had only one more reminder for Lyceum: to stay the course and continue what it has been doing all season long — playing to inspire.“I just remind them of our vision, which is to inspire others. Of course, we want to be on the winning side, but victory or not, our vision will not stop,” he said. “We’ll still do what we have do and our dedication will never change. It’s really an opportunity for us to inspire people. That will never change.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

first_imgDenied a chance to hold the India-England World Cup encounter at the historic Eden Gardens by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on grounds of unfinished renovation work, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has finally got its due.With the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announcing the itinerary for England and West Indies’ tour of India during the months of October and November, Eden is set to hold three international matches.While it will hold a T20 International and a One-Day International during the England leg of the tour on October 13 and 28 respectively, Eden will host the second Test between India and West Indies between November 14 and 18.Relieved by the decision of the BCCI’s Tour, Programme and Fixtures Committee, CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya said that justice had finally been served and he was thankful to the BCCI for keeping their word.”Justice has been served. We at CAB welcome BCCI’s decision to allot us three matches. We are fully prepared to host these matches. After ICC cold shouldered us during the World Cup, this comes as a breath of fresh air.CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya.Stripping Eden of the India-England match was a decision that surprised not only us at the CAB, but also quite a few BCCI officials,” Dalmiya told MAIL TODAY.”I am thankful to the board for also allotting us a Test match when West Indies arrive in November. Not only us, but the fans have been waiting with baited breath to watch India play here and they will definitely have a feast come October and November.”advertisementExpressing his anguish on ICC’s decision to move the World Cup match to Bangalore, Dalmiya said: “The BCCI realised that it was harsh to take such stern steps when we had promised that we would complete all renovation work well in time for the (World Cup) match. All we had asked was for an extension of deadline and a clear picture as to what ICC actually wanted.”When I wrote to ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat after the world body’s January 25 inspection, while on one hand he replied there was splendid improvement in the level of work on the other he said that a few logistic issues could come up. Not for once did anyone provide a clear picture,” Dalmiya said.”While the ICC said on January 30 that there was no logic behind increasing our deadline – even though they increased it for the Wankhede Stadium – as we could never finish the amount of work left, on February 7, they gave us a green signal saying we are ready to stage the remaining matches. If this isn’t whimsical, what is?”But Dalmiya says he had nothing against the BCCI as they were helpless and the fact that the board kept its promise of allotting the Mecca of Indian cricket international matches soon, proved that the Board realised Eden deserved better treatment.”I got in touch with N Srinivasan (BCCI secretary) and Shashank Manohar (BCCI president) and told them that the ICC was misbehaving and that if they didn’t look into the matter, I would have to take the matter to court.Although they couldn’t help in re-allotting the India-England match, they had formally promised me that they would allot us an ODI and a T20 match when England tour India.”They agreed that ICC’s behaviour was unjustified and apologised and added that the fans shouldn’t have been robbed of an opportunity to watch the Indian stars in action. And they have kept their promise,” he said.CAB joint secretary Biswarup Dey feels that although the association is elated at the board’s decision, it is the fans who are the real winners.”We are definitely ecstatic that the board has decided to award us three international matches. But more than us, I feel it is the cricket crazy fans in Kolkata who are the real winners. They were unjustly deprived of a chance to witness the Indian team in action during the World Cup and now they have an opportunity to watch them during the England and West Indies series.”Considering that a South Africa- Ireland match had more than 30,000 spectators, I can assure you that the three matches will be sold out. Bringing in the crowd has never been an issue at the Eden and it shall never be,” he told MAIL TODAY.”We are working on completion of the roof work and we shall be ready well in time for the matches.”last_img read more