Reyes working on imports’ visas

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We’re moving heaven and earth to secure their visas,” said coach Chot Reyes. “That’s the reason we have 12 players and two alternates.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChooks-to-Go Pilipinas is doing everything to secure visas for American import Isaiah Austin and Congolese standout Rod Ebondo so they can suit up for the country in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup starting Friday in Chenzhou, China.On the eve of the team’s departure, Austin, a 7-foot-1 star from Baylor, and Ebondo, the wiry forward of CEU, are still unsure if they can play in the event.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Adelaide Byrd must’ve judged a footrace View commentslast_img read more

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ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgPlease note the club are holding a New Years Day 5k Fun run and walk for all on New Years Day with a 2pm start. Registration will be from 1pm at the Naomh Mhuire clubhouse Mullaghduff. All children, walkers, joggers, runners welcome to start the New Year as you mean to continue.The club underage presentation night took place recently in the hall in Mullaghduff. There was an excellent turnout from children and parents and many thanks to all who came along and supported and helped out on the night. Please see list of awards and winners below.Sportshall Awards: David McCarron, Jade O’Donnell, Aideen Meehan, Caroline Sharkey and Sarah Doherty. (Nicole Boyle, Stephen Connaghan, Ailbhe O’Donnell, Darragh McGlynn and Anna Sweeney also got the sports hall award but were not present on the night.  Relay Team Awards: Under 16 Girls – Jade O’Donnell, Caroline Sharkey, Aideen Meehan & Joanna Burke. Under 13 Girls – Amy Hanna, Nicola Boyle, Saskia Boyle, (Ailbhe O’Donnell also for this award but not present in the night). Under 12 Girls – Tara Harley, Ailise Greene, Caoimhe Boyle, Aoise Willoughby. Rosses AC Track & Field Awards: Jade O’Donnell, Caroline Sharkey, Aideen Meehan, Joanna Burke, Zaria Boyle, Conor White, Caoimhe Bonner, Bridget McDyre, Amy Hanna, Nicola Boyle, Saskia Boyle, Caoimhe Boyle, Tara Harley, Ailise Greene, Meadhbh McBride, Mia McDevitt, Luke McDermott, Aoise Willoughby, Saoirse Bonner, Fintan Doherty, Yvonne Byrne, Jay Doherty, Nele Simon, Patrick Marry, Ferdia Doherty, Finn Nicholas (Jessica Ogelsby, Ailbhe O’Donnell, Orla Sweeney, Shane Boyle, Roisin Rodgers, Eoin DeBurca, Owen Boyle, Callum Murray, Nikola Boyle & Eamonn McBride all for this award but not present on the night).  Cross Country Awards 2011 :Jade O’Donnell, Aideen Meehan, Caroline Sharkey, Zaria Boyle, Meadhbh McBride, Luke McDermott. Rosses AC Under 10 boys: 3rd at Ulsters Cross Country in Killybegs received their Ulster medals – Ferdia Doherty, Domhnall McBride, Patrick Marry, Aidan McCole & Finn Nicholas. Rosses AC Special Achievement Awards 2011: Fintan Doherty, Ferdia Doherty, Conor White, Ailbhe O’Donnell, Mia McDevitt, Aideen Meehan. Rosses AC Athlete of the year 2011: Bridget McDyre.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 20th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

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Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps but valuable health tool study

first_imgVANCOUVER – A recent study looking at iPhone’s built-in pedometers is a step toward using the tool as a clinical intervention in improving people’s health, a University of B.C. researcher said.Smartphones pose an opportunity for researchers to gather objective data on the public’s health and physical activity but before they can be used, the accuracy of the devices need to be tested, lead author Mark Duncan said in an interview Saturday.“This was very much a first step to make sure that we understand what the data looks like and how well it represents the actual behaviour,” he said.The study involved 33 participants testing the phones in regular living conditions and in a lab.Comparing users’ step count on the iPhone pedometer with an accelerometer worn on their waists in their day-to-day life, the study found the iPhone was underestimating the number of steps by 21.5 per cent or 1,340 steps.The phones fared better in lab tests where accuracy was within five per cent when users walked at a normal pace.At a slow pace of only 2.5 kilometres an hour, the accuracy of the phones dropped between 7.6 and 9.4 per cent.Duncan said the discrepancy is likely due to people forgetting to carry their phones at all times.“If someone goes off to the washroom or to the kitchen and leaves their phone on their desk, obviously it’s not going to count those steps,” he said.While the accuracy of the device isn’t strong enough to be a primary research tool, Duncan said the information is valuable for the average user interested in improving their health.“If your goal is the standard 10,000 steps per day and the phone says you’ve completed that, chances are you’ve done a bit more which is not a bad thing for your health,” he said.It could also be a tool for physicians to monitor and prescribe more activity to their patients, especially as more Canadians carry smartphones.“There is quite a lot of research saying physicians want to be able to prescribe more physical activity and help their patients to become more physically active but they lack the time and the tools to do so,” he said. “This is potentially one tool that a health care provider could use to both assess physical activity and tell their patients to use it as a tool to increase their physical activity.”He said now that researchers understand the accuracy of the devices, they can begin testing whether it’s effective to use smartphone pedometers as a motivational tool to increase a user’s physical activity.Smartphones could also be used to compliment other studies by providing an indicator of participants’ past level of physical activity. Duncan said a challenge with trials is that some people increase their level of activity because researchers are monitoring them, skewing outcomes, and having that historic data can help flag a change in behaviour.The study was published last month in the Journal of Sports Sciences.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more

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