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More of our elderly are giving up on life

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first_imgNZ Herald 28 August 2013Old people are at high risk of suicide as they try to cope with living on the pension and fewer social interactions, a Wairarapa advocate for the elderly says.The comments follow the release of provisional annual suicide figures which showed the nation’s highest rate of suicide was among men aged over 85.The figures, released this week, were for the year ending in June.The Wellington coronial office dealt with 58 suicides in the last year, up from 48 the year before and 52 in 2010/2011.The Wellington office covers Wellington, Kapiti, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Chatham Islands.Separate figures for Wairarapa were unavailable.Wairarapa Age Concern manager Charlie Fairbrother said elderly people were a high-risk group.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503414&objectid=11115314last_img read more

Caribbean Seafood Stew.

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first_img Tweet Caribbean Seafood StewSeafood is one of the most common cuisine types in the Caribbean islands, and each island often has its own specialty. In this stew recipe, shrimp and fish fillets are cooked in a spicy coconut sauce made from finely chopped jalapeno pepper and minced garlic. Serve this stew over rice, another Caribbean mainstay, for a unique and complete meal.Nutrition Facts * Servings Per Recipe 4 to 6 servings * Calories414, * Total Fat (g)15, * Saturated Fat (g)6, * Cholesterol (mg)147, * Sodium (mg)576, * Carbohydrate (g)35, * Fiber (g)2, * Protein (g)35, * Vitamin C (DV%)74, * Calcium (DV%)7, * Iron (DV%)26, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon lime juice1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper1 pound skinless orange roughy or red snapper fillets, cut into 1-inch cubes1 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped green sweet pepper6 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped1 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk8 ounces peeled and deveined uncooked medium shrimp1/2 cup snipped cilantro2 cups hot cooked rice2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantroBottled hot pepper sauce (optional) Directions:In a medium bowl stir together 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Add fish cubes; toss to coat. Set aside.In a 3-quart saucepan heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, sweet pepper, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook and stir 4 minutes until onion is tender but not brown. Stir in undrained tomatoes and coconut milk. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in shrimp, fish mixture, and 1/2 cup cilantro. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until fish just flakes easily with a fork and shrimp turn opaque, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Pass hot pepper sauce, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings.Recipe source:BHG.com Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Caribbean Seafood Stew. by: – June 3, 2011 Sharecenter_img 43 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

EPL: Van Dijk fears Liverpool will win title in empty stadium

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first_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Geek Movies Of All Time10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing Virgil Van Dijk fears Liverpool will be forced to celebrate their first English title for 30 years in an empty stadium as a result of coronavirus chaos.Advertisement Loading… All Premier League games have been postponed until at least April 3 due to the spread of the global pandemic.Premier League chiefs are set to meet on Thursday to discuss if it will be possible to continue the season and, if so, in what format.Games could be played behind closed doors, which would mean Liverpool, who are 25 points clear of second placed Manchester City, winning the title without their fans being present.That is a depressing prospect for Liverpool defender Van Dijk.“If we won it in an empty stadium and the fans weren’t there, I’d be gutted for them,” he told several British newspapers on Sunday.“Obviously, if there are no fans at Anfield, then it will be a bit of a blow. No one wants to play games without the fans.“Until a decision is made on how we go on from here, then we just have to deal with it. But when it happens, we are still bringing the title to our fans, definitely.”Liverpool could have wrapped up the title on Monday with a win at Everton if Manchester City were beaten by Burnley on Saturday, but both those games were postponed, along with the rest of the Premier League programme.Some have suggested the season should be scrapped for safety reason, which would leave Premier League chiefs to decide if Liverpool should be given the title even though the campaign did not reach its scheduled 38-game conclusion. Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledgeSport is expected to be subjected to further restrictions next week, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly ready to announce a ban on major public gatherings.The sporting programme has once again been decimated on Sunday, although the Super League match between Castleford and St Helens, the All England badminton Championship and Olympic boxing qualifiers are still going ahead in Britain.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Back to the Umpire

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first_imgWhile Sally & I were having lunch with Ray & Celia Gibson the other day, Ray & I started talking about the good old days when we both played baseball at Batesville High School.  When Ray & I played, you had one plate umpire and one base umpire and their word was rule.  If Pots called you out on strikes, you could argue till the cows came home, but you were still going to be out!If you watch baseball today, you have to put up with long delays while 2 or 3 umpires go over to the phones and call New York.  One of the umpiring crews is sitting in an electronic studio watching plays come in from all baseball sites.  They take the play cel by cel until they make a decision.  This is supposed to take only a couple minutes, but it stretches to as much as 5 on many occasions.  No wonder an average game takes 3+ hours to complete.Ray made this comment “give the game back to the umpires” and let’s play ball!!last_img read more

Kennedale hosts opening night for IMCA Modified Red River Tour

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first_imgKENNEDALE, Texas – The inaugural IMCA Red River Modified Tour takes drivers in three divi­sions to six tracks in Texas and Oklahoma. Pre-entries are in hand from nearly 130 drivers from nine states.IMCA Modified features May 26 at Kennedale Speed­way Park, May 27 at Heart O’ Texas Speed­way, May 28 at 281 Speedway, May 30 at Devil’s Bowl Speed­way and May 31 at Grayson County Speedway all pay $1,000 to win. The final Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event of the week is June 1 at Southern Ok­lahoma Speedway, with a top prize of $1,500.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Prod­ucts Southern SportMods race for $500 to win and a mini­mum of $50 to start each night. All events are draw/redraw and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Ra­zor Chassis South Central and EQ Cylinder Heads South­ern Region, Texas State and special series points, but no track points will be awarded.Series champions will be crowned in each division; Modified and Stock Car champions become eligible to qual­ify for their respective race of champions during the up­coming IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars are on May 26 and 27 pro­grams.Smiley’s Racing Products hosts an off-day lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 at its 103 Gross Road location in Mesquite. Tour drivers can visit the facil­ity and pick up any parts they need that day.Questions can be directed to Tour Director Selby Holder at 254-715-5742.IMCA Modified drivers pre-entered include Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche; Chase Allen, Midlothian; Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark.; Rusty Belcher, Southmayd; Chris Bragg, Springtown; Chance Brown, Merkel; Mark Carrell, Redmond, Ore.; Robbie Daniels, Tom Bean; Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; Bo Day, Greenville; and Peter DeGrote, Granbury.Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M.; J.P. Dowell, Killeen; Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.; Chris Elliott, Abilene; Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; John Gober, Poolville; Jason Gomez, Princeton; Joe Gomez, Blue Ridge; David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; and Kevin Green, Waco.Matt Guillaume, Haslet; Mike Hansen, Dickinson, N.D.; Brint Hartwick, Quitman, Ark.; Hardy Henderson, Harker Heights; Tyson Henson, Bonham; Simon Hernandez, Princeton; Garrett Higgins, New Waverly; Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; Jeff Hoegh, New Caney; Danny Hogue, Abilene; and Brandon Hood, McGregor.Jason Hunter, Poolville; Allen Juelch, Durant, Okla.; Raymond King, Wylie; T.J. Lackey, Springtown; Matt Lynch, Cleveland; Christopher Luttmer, Saint Jo; Justin McCoy, Waxahachie; Josh McGaha, Abilene; William McGuire, Belton; David McKay, Van Alstyne; and Robert McKinney, Alvarado.Raymond McSpadden, Buda; Matt Martin, Alvarado; Chad Melton, Mineral Wells; Erik Miles, Haltom City; Talon Minten, Seguin; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Mike Moore, Springtown; Chris Morris, Taylor; Justin Radcliff, China Spring; Shawn Ritter, Keystone, Iowa; and Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa.Danny Rodgers, Midlothian; Shawn Sandegren, Montgomery; Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Jesse Schwettmann, Tatum; Mark Shipman, Grandview; Cody Shoemaker, Decatur; Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; Marvin Skinner, Mansfield; Ryan Slott, New Waverly; and Tyler Stevens, Searcy, Ark.Kevin Sustaire, Emory; Charlie Thieme, Fort Worth; Max Thomas, Quinlan; Dillon Tindall, La Grange; Danny Turner, Brenham; Eric Tomlinson, Waco; Rodney Twardeski, Huntsville; Kyle Whitworth, Leonard; Ryan Williams, Waxahachie; and Fred Wojtek, Blackwell.Pre-entered IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers are Westin Abbey, Comanche; Charlie Brown, Tuscola; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth; A.J. Dancer, Red Rock; Markiss Harcrow, Killeen; Shannon Hartline, Ivanhoe; Brandon Hood, McGregor; Billy Lindsey, Merkel; Vernon Owens, Leander; Jason Riddle, Balch Springs; Justin Roberts, Sachse; Kevin Rogers, Emory; Andy Roller, Waco; Ranger Shipman, Grandview; Justin Wierenga, Killeen; Gary Williams, Bonham; and Shelby Williams, Bonham.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod pre-entries have been received from Tyler Bragg, Springtown; Nathan Buchanan, Tool; Devin Chambers, Marietta, Okla.; Chris Cogburn, Robinson; James Craig, Denison; Rowdy Day, Greenville; Riley Dickson, Whitesboro; Joseph Doremus, Springtown; Chris Florio, Copperas Cove; Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove; John Freeman, Runaway Bay; Donnie Hix, Sadler; Eric Kimbro, Lawton, Okla.; Sid Kiphen, Gatesville; Kasey Kuykendall, Howe; Robert McCutcheon, Prosper; and Kamera McDonald, Keller.And Tres Miller, Cache, Okla.; Kenneth Montgomery, Huntsville; Dustin Mooney, Forney; Greg Moran, Sherman; Justin Nabors, Kemp; Jacob Pirkle, Midlothian; Scot Raney, Sherman; Trevor Raney, Sherman; Danner Shipman, Grandview; Blaine Shives, Leonard; Brian Short, Denison; James Skinner, Burleson; Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie; Chase Vineyard, Davis, Okla.; Wesley Warren, Fairfield; Rodney White, Ector; and Thomas Wyatt, Tom Bean.last_img read more

Highpoint Health restructuring to ensure future of high-quality, affordable care

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first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—This week Highpoint Health laid off 31 employees (less than 5% of the workforce) and reduced the hours of 50 employees, 23 of whom will move to part-time. Highpoint Health, like many rural hospitals across the nation, is facing significant financial challenges. This includes an increase in expenses, a decrease in patient volume, a reduction in reimbursements alongside a higher number of uninsured patients and increased regulatory burdens.“We’ve already taken decisive action aimed at enhancing our revenue cycle, reducing expenses and exploring growth opportunities,” said Michael Schwebler, President and CEO of Highpoint Health. “However, a significant decrease in patient volume has made it necessary for us to right-size our workforce. This decision was made only after careful consideration and will not affect the high-quality care we provide our patients.” “Our hearts and prayers go out to the employees affected by this reduction in force,” said Schwebler. Departing employees will receive severance pay based on length of employment, tuition assistance to the end of the current semester, and either conversion or portability for voluntary term life. Highpoint Health is also working with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and WorkOne Southeast to help displaced employees find jobs. For employees whose hours have been reduced to part-time, Highpoint Health is offering health insurance for three months at the full-time rate.Schwebler attributes the decrease in patient volume to a changing healthcare delivery system. More and more procedures that were inpatient are performed in an outpatient setting. Additionally, increased competition has significantly impacted the number of patients admitted to Highpoint Health.“Equally as challenging as rising costs and a decrease in patient volume is the ongoing challenges we face getting reimbursed for the services we provide,” said Schwebler. “While this problem certainly isn’t unique to us, rural hospitals do treat a population that tends to be older, poorer and sicker when compared to national averages.”According to Schwebler, this means Highpoint Health relies more heavily on reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid, which pay below the cost of care. Not to mention, rural hospitals have the same regulatory burden as other hospitals, despite lower patient volumes. Ultimately, the price for compliance is often higher than for larger, urban facilities. “We’re proactively addressing our challenges so Highpoint Health can continue to deliver quality and affordable care to our community,” said Schwebler. “By reducing costs, we can continue to achieve our strategic objectives, remain financially stable and grow well into the future.”last_img read more

Anichebe focused on Everton

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first_img He added: “But it is becoming more and more evident that with the injuries I have had over the last two years or so, I have to manage my body accordingly. That’s why I feel the best thing for me at the moment is to concentrate on club football. “Without club football there is no international football and everyone at Everton was with me every step of the way during my injuries and rehabilitation. “I didn’t feel that the Nigerian Football Federation was there for me the in the same manner, which was especially disappointing given that I got the injury representing my country. “But I don’t blame anyone for this nor do I have any issues with anybody from the NFF or Stephen Keshi our coach. He has done a fantastic job and is building a team that Nigerians can be proud of.” Anichebe was a member of Nigeria’s silver medal-winning under-23 team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, from where he progressed to the senior side. He has since missed out on selection for a World Cup and this year’s African Nations Cup, which was won by Nigeria. Anichebe added: “The time is just not right for me to resume my international career as of yet but I would certainly love to represent my country in the not-too-distant future.” The striker, who has become the Toffees’ first-choice attacking threat in recent weeks as a result of Nikica Jelavic’s dramatic loss of form, is set to lead the line again in this weekend’s Merseyside derby at Anfield – where the Blues have not won since 1999. Striker Victor Anichebe is putting his international career on hold in order to focus on Everton. Last week, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi claimed the 25-year-old was not returning his calls and, as a result, he had not selected him for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers. Anichebe has now revealed international duty has been put on the back-burner as he wants to repay his club for the faith they showed during a long spell of injury. Two serious knee problems curtailed his availability from 2009 onwards and when he did finally return to fitness, a groin injury playing for Nigeria in September 2011 meant another four months on the sidelines. And he told BBC Sport: “I owe it to the club to manage myself correctly. I have always been proud to represent my country.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Solskjaer urges Bellamy to play on

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first_imgCardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes he can convince Craig Bellamy to prolong his career as the striker prepares to return from injury against former club West Ham. But Solskjaer hopes he will get the chance to work a while longer with the veteran forward. He said: “We have spoken together obviously and my thoughts are to play as long as you can, if you can play football and you feel you can justify your performances. “That is my job now and of course Craig wants to get performing and get back out there, so hopefully I will motivate him and inspire him to prolong his career. “He has been training with us for a week and is looking really sharp to be fair. He will be involved tomorrow and is in the squad. He is back and available.” Having enjoyed a winning start as Bluebirds boss courtesy of last weekend’s FA Cup victory at Newcastle, the meeting with West Ham comes with an altogether different pressure. The Hammers have shipped 11 goals in cup defeats against Nottingham Forest and Manchester City in the past week, and sit 19th in the Premier League table having not registered a top-flight win since the end of November. Cardiff are themselves just a point above the drop zone, and victory over the Hammers would give them some valuable breathing space with away trips to Manchester City and Manchester United looming. But Solskjaer does not feel Saturday’s meeting is a “must-win” encounter. “There is never a must-win game at this part of the season, you cannot tell players you have to win,” he said. “If we get a performance like the Sunderland performance we can get a result. So performance is first and foremost, you cannot think about consequences all the time. “We have to improve step by step and get the performances and play like we want to. It is nice to win but we can never say we have to win.” Solskjaer has already added to his squad with the acquisition of Magnus Wolff Eikrem from Heerenveen. A move for Molde’s Mats Moller Daehli is also in the offing, while Cardiff have also approached Hannover over striker Mame Biram Diouf. But the Norwegian manager was coy when asked for an update on deals for the duo. He said: “With respect to the other clubs, I don’t think I can speak too much about them. There are other names as well, we will announce something if something happens.” But the Cardiff boss was delighted to have captured Eikrem who, like Daehli and Diouf, he worked with during his time at Manchester United. He said: “The boy was very close to playing for Man Utd. He was there five years so it must have been a dream for him and hopefully I can fulfil it, but he needs to perform “He is a player I have admired since he was a kid. The first time I saw him he was 12 and you could see he was hungry to get on the ball all the time and he likes to give players presents with his passing. His passing range is his strength, as is his vision. “From that boy he has now outgrown me and he is bigger than me. He is getting towards being the Premier League midfielder we always thought he would be, now it’s about performing on the pitch when he gets chances. “I think he compliments the other players we have, I would never have signed him for the sake of it, he compliments what we have. The four or five central midfielders we have now have different attributes. You might say he has a little bit no-one else has.” Saturday’s clash at Cardiff City Stadium will be Solskjaer’s first Premier League game as a manager, and will also see Bellamy available for the first time in two months after hamstring and knee injuries. The 34-year-old has already retired from Wales duty and had previously hinted he could hang up his boots for good at the end of the current campaign. Press Associationlast_img read more

Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame

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first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Biocenter_img Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. ELLSWORTH — One of Louie Luchini’s favorite moments in his running career, which has included two appearances at Olympic trials, illustrates why cross-country really is a team sport.It was the NCAA Men’s Division I Cross-Country Championship meet in 2003, held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Luchini was a senior on the Stanford team and not only did the Cardinal runners win the title, they did so by one of the largest margins of victory ever, finishing with 24 points.“It was such a team race,” Luchini said. “Our top guy was this guy Ryan Hall, who went on to huge things. He could have won the race if he cared only about his race.” Instead, Hall finished second individually and also “set the exact pace we wanted” to help the team achieve their best possible collective performance.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“There’s way more strategy than people realize in running, to make the race work for your whole team,” he said. “Basically, every guy on our team was a state champion,” but everyone learned to “put the egos aside and do what’s best for the team. We had a team with over 30 guys of varying abilities, and I think it just made us stronger.”The state senator and Ellsworth High School head coach was recently named to the 2020 class of the Maine Running Hall of Fame, though the formal induction banquet is being postponed until next year.Luchini began running competitively in middle school, which is when he first crossed the radar of longtime former Ellsworth American sports editor Hugh Bowden.“I already was following the high school running career of his brother Joey, who also was a superb runner,” Bowden said. “But the two of them were as different on a race course as night and day. Joey had considerably shorter legs and always reminded me of ‘the little engine that could’… and he did. But Louie’s legs were longer, and he ran with such grace that it almost seemed poetic.”Luchini enjoyed getting to know Bowden, too. After high school meets, he said, it was sometimes a toss-up whether to go hug your coach or to go hug the sportswriter. “You just couldn’t wait to go talk to Hugh Bowden,” he said.Jim Newett was in his first years as principal of Ellsworth Middle School when Luchini was a student there. He wasn’t officially a coach anymore, “but as a runner myself, I had a natural connection to the kids who ran cross-country and track,” he said.And seeing their principal run his own races was an inspiration to the kids, Luchini said.“We always wanted to be as tough as Jim Newett. He’s such a humble, nice guy, but man, he can dig down deep when he’s running,” Luchini said. “I wish I could run that hard.”With the Ellsworth High School team that he now coaches, Luchini carries on many of the traditions from Andy Beardsley, who he was coached by and then joined as an assistant coach.Beardsley would stress with his students, “You get out of it what you put into it; the harder you work and the smarter you work,” Luchini said. But also, “all my coaches have always kept it really fun.”The Ellsworth cross-country team still does a mud run, getting super dirty and then running through town. Being in some of the team’s training spots in the woods, decorated with runners’ names including his own, is sometimes “like going back in time,” he said.Luchini’s runner-up finish in the Foot Locker National Cross-Country Championship in December 1998, as a high school senior, is an all-time proud moment for the school and the community. The banner still hangs in the gym.When Luchini signed with Stanford University, where he studied human biology, his one condition was that the team make at least one trip to a race in Maine. He wanted to run against his brother Joey again, and also in front of Maine fans.So, the Stanford men competed in the Murray Keating Invitational at UMaine. Normally the team would swoop in before a race and leave directly afterward, Luchini said, but for this one they managed an extra day in Maine. He took the whole team to Acadia National Park to run on the carriage roads. And they enjoyed sweets from the former Larry’s Pastry (Larry’s owners Launa and Ron Picard also used to send him care packages to California).“What a year it’s been!” The Ellsworth American proclaimed in the Dec. 17, 1998, edition, the week Ellsworth High School senior Louie Luchini finished as runner-up in the Foot Locker National Cross-Country Championship. FILE PHOTOAfter college, he hired a sports agent and signed as a pro just before the 2004 Olympic trials in Sacramento. It worked out that Frank Gagliano, who had coached at Georgetown and was the reason Georgetown was on Luchini’s short list when choosing a college and a college team, had just taken a pro coaching job in Palo Alto.Gagliano, sometimes called “the Godfather of Track and Field,” is a legend, Luchini said. “He’s an amazing guy and still a close friend to this day.”While on the pro contract with Nike, he competed in Olympic trials in 2004 and 2008. He battled injury in between, and that experience gave him insight he now uses to help the runners he coaches stay safe.“Runners naturally want to push through everything,” he said. It can be hard to tell whether “something you’re feeling is an ache or something that’s gonna develop into an injury.“I’m very injury-prone,” he continued. “When I do a lot of racing is when I get hurt.” So now, “I sit my athletes out a lot of races,” to help ensure they can get to championship season healthy.“The great thing with running is that you really compete against yourself,” he said. “It doesn’t really matter where you finish in the race, you get to compete against yourself week in, week out.”Luchini was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2010 and served there until 2018, when he was elected to the state Senate. He’s part of a line of local runner-legislators that included the late Bill “Flattop” Pinkham.After his high school national championship meet, Luchini said, Pinkham and Eddie Povich brought him down to the State House and presented him with an award.That was extra meaningful, he said, because “I’d talked to Bill and he’d given me running advice since I was a little kid.”Robin Emery of Lamoine, “Maine’s First Lady of Road Racing” and a fellow Hall of Famer, organizes the annual Flattop 5K in honor of Pinkham.“Bill was the guy that did it for the people,” she said. “I think Louie is sort of the same way.” And, she added with a grin that was detectable even over the phone, “We always vote for him because he’s a runner.”In the local running world, state Rep. Brian Hubbell said Luchini “has always been, remarkably, somehow both royalty and everybody’s best friend.” Hubbell and Luchini were seatmates in the House before Luchini moved to the Senate.“He is as brilliantly effective at moving policy as he is at winning races,” Hubbell said, “and I think he is largely successful because, unlike most politicians, he doesn’t depend on the spotlight for his political juice. I assume that weathering the attention of national competition and the pressures of the Olympic trials cures that disposition.“He is more than smart enough to understand that, to be successful, you must understand the landscape and field of competition, engage the discipline of months of preparation and possess the instinctive confidence of knowing precisely when to make the necessary move that terminally drops any opposition in such a way that competitors want only to shake your hand afterward, wryly believing that, in some way they don’t yet fully understand, they just participated in something excellent.” Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020last_img read more

Arsenal vice-captain Jordan Nobbs signs new contract with Arsenal

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first_imgLONDON: Arsenal vice-captain Jordan Nobbs has signed a new contract with the club. The England international has made 206 appearances to date, scoring 66 goals since joining Arsenal from Sunderland in 2010.During her time with the club, Jordan has won the Barclays FA Women’s Super League title three times, the Women’s FA Cup four times, and the FA Continental Tyres League Cup five times.Jordan has also made 60 appearances for her national team, scoring seven goals.“Arsenal is my everything now,” said Jordan in a statement after putting pen to paper. “I think football has overtaken my life since the age of seven, but I think I’ve got Arsenal in my blood now and I’m very proud to say that. I think I’ve got some great years to come.”“Putting football aside, she personifies what Arsenal means,” said head coach Joe Montemurro. “To have players staying here for pretty much their whole career is something that’s very, very special from a coaching perspective. They’re unique situations in coaching and we wish her all the best going forward.” (IANS)Also Read: Arsenal players agree to 12.5 % pay cut amid COVID-19 crisisAlso Watch: COVID-19 prevention: Kamrup(M) district administration selling vegetableslast_img read more