Munar beats Rio’s first round and waits for Thiem

first_imgThe Spanish tennis participant Jaume Munar has handed on Tuesday the first round of the event in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), class ATP 500 and performed on clay, after beating the Italian Salvatore Caruso (7-5, 6-4).The Balearic, world quantity 99, led the initiative in a first round wherein the transalpine countered his first two ‘breaks’. Caruso, nonetheless, couldn’t reply to the third break of Spanish, within the eleventh recreation; Munar was accountable for confirming it within the subsequent recreation to take the partial. With one other break the second set started, and though the Italian returned it within the fourth recreation, the Mallorcan achieved a ‘counterbreak’ that was sufficient to shut the match in simply over two hours.Now, Munar awaits within the second round the winner of the duel between Austrian Dominic Thiem, quantity 4 of the ATP rating and first sequence head of the Brazilian contest, and the native Felipe Meligeni Alves.last_img read more

Men’s Basketball Wins Las Vegas Classic Title In a Wild Double-Overtime Thriller

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live “I’m so proud of these guys,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “We didn’t have it in the first half and we challenged them to leave it all on the floor in the second half. From an effort and tenacity standpoint, they took advantage of that. They never folded and kept fighting and making plays. It was just an awesome basketball game.” Box Score (PDF) “This proves that what they’re doing is working in terms of their effort togetherness and love for the game,” DeVries said of the team’s successful start and trip to the Las Vegas Classic. Next Game: In overtime, Norton, the tournament MVP, took over with 21 of his 31 points coming in overtime as he continued to make plays, each successively bigger than the previous. With less than two minutes, he buried a three-pointer to give Drake a 90-87 lead and later hit a pair of free throws to put the Bulldogs up 92-91 with 30 seconds remaining. He continued to dominate the second overtime, converting on two three-pointers in the first three minutes of the second overtime and making 8-of-8 free throws down the stretch to pull away from the Toreros for the tournament title. Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) The rest of the roster followed McGlynn lead’s in the second half, bouncing back to shoot 60 percent in the half to slowly erase the deficit, forcing the wild overtime periods and continuing the Bulldogs’ best start to a season since 2007-08.center_img Drake (10-2) trailed by as many as nine points in the second half before rallying to tie the game at 83-83 with two seconds left on an Ellingson three-pointer off a pass from D.J. Wilkins. Ellingson scored 23 of his career-high 25 points in the second half to eventually propel the Bulldogs to the win. Story Links  Print Friendly Version LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Seniors Nick Norton and Brady Ellingson combined for 56 points in a wild 110-103 double-overtime victory for the Drake University men’s basketball in the championship game of the Continental Tires Las Vegas Classic. The Bulldogs dispatched San Diego after 50 minutes action with big play after big play from nearly every player on the roster. McKendree 12/29/2018 – 2 p.m. Norton’s 31 points came on 5-of-9 shooting from the arc and a 10-of-10 night at the free-throw line with seven assists as well. Ellingson was 4-of-6 from three-point range for his career-high 25 points while Nick McGlynn added 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds before fouling out in overtime.  Both Ellingson and McGlynn were named to the all-tournament team along with Norton. McGlynn scored 14 points in the first half to help keep Drake in the game while the Bulldogs struggled early against USD to allow the Toreros a 41-33 halftime lead. The Bulldogs take a brief break for the upcoming holiday before returning to the Knapp Center to host McKendree Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Knapp Center.last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: A few weeks ago, I discussed a few myths regarding weight loss. You can read that here.Today I am going to lay out a few myths that just won’t seem to die when it comes to women and training.1.“Women shouldn’t lift heavy weights.”  This is something that I hear on a daily basis.The usual line goes ‘I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to get too bulky. I just want to tone up.”That ‘toned’ look that nearly every woman wants is the result of a low level of body fat and an increase in muscle.Lifting lighter weights for higher repetitions will not ‘tone’ and shape your muscles. There is simply not enough stimulus for the muscle. Ladies, you are not going to wake up one morning , look in the mirror and say, ‘Whoops! I went and got too big’. It’s never going to happen.2.‘’You can ‘Spot Reduce’ fat’’:What I mean by ‘spot reduce’ is the idea that if you don’t like your tummy, then all you have to do is a load of sit ups and you will only burn fat on your tummy.The body doesn’t work that way I’m afraid.You cannot burn fat from only one area of the body. When you eat right and train, you will lose fat from all over your body. If you naturally carry fat in a particular area of your body, then this will be the hardest to lose it from.Get a sound nutrition and training plan and this will help speed up the process.3.“Sit ups burn fat”:Sit ups do not burn fat. 4.“Doing hours of cardio will get you the body you want.”Every day, I see people who want to get in shape coming into the gym, going through the same cardio machines day in and day out but getting nowhere.If you enjoy it, keep doing it.If you want to change the shape of your body, you don’t necessarily need cardio to begin with, but you absolutely need to weight train.Your diet will govern your weight loss; the right training will help you get to where you want when it comes to the shape of your body.5.“Women need to train differently from men!”There is absolutely no reason that women should train differently from men.In fact, doing bigger compound exercises like squats, push ups, lunges, pull ups and deadlifts will have a better effect than isolation exercises like leg extensions, bicep curls and triceps kickbacks.These bigger exercises allow you to move more weight so you are stimulating more muscle, which will help you get better results.6.“Muscle will turn to fat when you stop training!”This is impossible. Muscle cannot turn to fat.That’s like saying a toaster can turn into a kettle. They are two completely different things.If you stop training and over eat calories, you may lose some muscle mass and gain some body fat, but you can easily rectify this with a few tweaks to your diet and by starting training again.7.‘’If you lift weights, you will gain weight’’Muscle does not weigh more than fat.A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat.However, muscle takes up much less surface area, so your weight on the scales might not change that much, but your clothes could fit much better and the shape of your body could drastically change for the better.If you have any question on starting weight training or for getting a program based on your starting point, contact me through the link below.#TrainSmart* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FEMALE TRAINING MYTHS was last modified: March 10th, 2014 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 rushefemale training mythsfitness columnlast_img read more

​Chelsea ramp up negotiations for Bayern forward Lewandowski

first_imgChelsea is serious about their pursuit of Robert Lewandowski.According to The Mirror, the Blues are hopeful of capitalising on the Polish striker’s discontent towards his club, Bayern Munich.The 28-year old’s agent, Maik Berthel, said his client was furious at the club for not making more of an effort to help him win the Bundesliga golden boot award on the last day of the season.Chelsea will jump at the opportunity to sign Lewandowski over their other reported forward target, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.The former Borussia Dortmund has scored 264 goals in 430 professional appearances for club and country since beginning his career at Polish club, Znicz Pruszkow.last_img read more

Maternal Sepsis and Ignaz Semmelweis, the Father of Infection Control

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 13, 2012Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Today is the first ever World Sepsis Day (WSD)! World Sepsis Day is an initiative of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA), involving organizations from sixty-nine countries, that aims to call attention to a neglected issue in global health.The overall goal of the Global Sepsis Alliance is to reduce the global incidence of sepsis by at least 20% by 2020 through “promoting good general hygiene practices like proper hand hygiene and clean birthing conditions, as well as improvements in sanitation and nutrition, access to clean water, and vaccination programs for specific patient populations.”What is sepsis?According to the WSD website, “Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. It can lead to shock, multiple organ failure, and death, especially if it is not recognized early and treated promptly. Sepsis is the leading cause of death from infection around the world, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and acute care. Millions of people around the world die of sepsis every year.”Sepsis and maternal healthAccording to the World Health Organization, the major complications that account for 80% of all maternal deaths are severe bleeding, infections (sepsis), high blood pressure during pregnancy (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia) and unsafe abortion.The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) offers a brief review of the evidence around maternal sepsis:BackgroundMaternal sepsis, also called “puerperal sepsis”, is defined by WHO as “infection of the genital tract occurring at any time between the onset of rupture of membranes or labor and the 42nd day postpartum, in which fever and one or more of the following are present: pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, abnormal smell/foul odor of discharge and delay in the rate of reduction of the size of the uterus”. This includes chorioamnionitis and endometritis. In the absence of treatment, maternal sepsis may lead to death and serious long-term morbidity such as chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease and secondary infertility.Epidemiology– Maternal sepsis causes at least 75,000 maternal deaths every year, mostly in low-income countries, and accounts for 14% of maternal mortality in Asia and Africa.– For every death there are a number of women who suffer acute and/or long-term morbidity, although data for a precise estimate are lacking.– There are multiple risk factors associated with maternal sepsis including home birth in unhygienic conditions, low socioeconomic status, poor nutrition, and caesarean sections.Learn more from KFF about maternal sepsis here.Ignaz SemmelweisIn honor of the first World Sepsis Day, the Maternal Health Task Force would like to take a few minutes to highlight the accomplishments of a man who some call “the father of infection control.” Others have named him “the savior of mothers.” While still others refer to him as “the unhappy hero.”According to BMJ Quality and Safety:Ignaz Semmelweis was a Hungarian born physician who received his MD degree in Vienna in 1844. In 1847 he was given a 2 year appointment as an assistant in obstetrics with responsibility for the First Division of the maternity service of the vast Allgemeine Krankenhaus teaching hospital in Vienna. There he observed that women delivered by physicians and medical students had a much higher rate (13–18%) of post-delivery mortality (called puerperal fever or childbed fever) than women delivered by midwife trainees or midwives (2%).This case-control analysis led Semmelweis to consider several hypotheses. He concluded that the higher rates of infections in women delivered by physicians and medical students were associated with the handling of corpses during autopsies before attending the pregnant women. This was not done by the midwives. He associated the exposure to cadaveric material with an increased risk of childbed fever, and conducted a study in which the intervention was hand washing.Learn more about Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis on BMJ Quality and Safety here.Unfortunately, his ideas went against the accepted beliefs of the time about the spread of disease—and his peers adamantly rejected his hypotheses. According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, “The years of controversy gradually undermined his spirit. In 1865 he suffered a breakdown and was taken to a mental hospital, where he died. Ironically, his illness and death were caused by the infection of a wound on his right hand, apparently the result of an operation he had performed before being taken ill. He died of the same disease against which he had struggled all his professional life.”Sadly, Ignaz Semmelweis has gone down in history as an “unhappy hero” despite saving the lives of numerous women and being the first physician to prove that hand-washing is a critical intervention for preventing infection. Eventually, though, about two decades after he died, he was given credit for his discoveries. Soon after Pasteur, Koch, and Lister developed significant evidence of the germ theory and antiseptic techniques, the medical community came to realize the significance of Semmelweis’ passion for hand-washing.The Budapest medical school, where Semmelweis once taught, is now the Semmelweis University of Medicine. More information:– Learn more about World Sepsis Day here.– Learn more about the Global Sepsis Alliance here.– Click here for a factsheet on sepsis.– And here for several interesting facts about sepsis.– If you happen to find yourself in Budapest, and want to learn more about Dr. Semmelweis, be sure to visit the Semmelweis Medical History Museum!Share this:last_img read more