Ramsey cant wait to work with Emery at Arsenal

first_imgAaron Ramsey has revealed that he “can’t wait” to work with new head coach Unai Emery at ArsenalThe Spaniard was officially unveiled as Arsene Wenger’s successor last week and has already vowed to return the Gunners back to their rightful place among Europe’s elite.Ramsey, whose own future has been in doubt following Wenger’s departure after failing to agree on a new contract so far, has hailed the arrival of Emery.On whether he is looking forward to working with Emery, Ramsey told Sky Sports: “Of course. I haven’t spoken to him at all yet, but I think it’s an exciting time for the club.“I can’t wait to get back there now.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The Wales international suffered an ankle injury in their goalless draw against Mexico, but remained on the pitch and later took the captain’s armband from the injured Ashley Williams.“I rolled my ankle but I’d taken the armband from Ash and I thought I had to stay on and do my bit for the team,” he said.“It wasn’t the best surface in the world and my ankle is a bit sore.“Hopefully there will be no lasting damage and it will settle down over the next few days.”Recent reports suggest that Emery intends to make Ramsey a central part of his plans at the Emirates.last_img read more

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Serie A roundup Lazio win as Roma end winless run

first_imgRome rivals SS Lazio and AS Roma all recorded home victories in the Italian League on Wednesday night, according to ESPN.Lazio recorded a 2-1 victory away from home at Udinese courtesy of goals from Francesco Acerbi and Joaquin Correa, which kept them third, three points behind second-placed Napoli.Acerbi, who was signed from Sassuolo to replace the departed Stefan De Vrij who joined Inter Milan on a free transfer, opened the scoring on the hour mark when he pounced on a rebound before Argentina’s Correa opened his account for the Biancocelesti following his summer move from Sevilla, with a solo goal on the 66th minute mark.Simeone Inzaghi’s men had to cling on to all three points after Bram Nuytinck pulled one back for Udinese with an overhead kick with 10 minutes left on regulation time.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.Meanwhile, Roma ended a run of five winless games across all competitions with an emphatic 4-0 thumping of Frosinone thanks to goals from Cengiz Under, Javier Pastore, Stephan El Shaarawy and Alexander Kolarov.Newly promoted Frosinone are yet to score in this season’s Italian league and have leaked 16 goals in their six games so far, though they have one point their name.In other results, Genoa beat bottom club Chievo 2-0 while Atalanta-Torino and Cagliari-Sampdoria matches ended in a goalless draw.last_img read more

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Cristiano Piccini admits making so much sacrifices for his dream

first_imgValencia full-back Cristiano Piccini has admitted that his senior Italy debut is a dream come true having put in so much hard work and so many sacrifices.Even though the 26-year-old Piccini was a late addition to the squad after sustaining various injuries, he came on during the closing stages of the 1-1 friendly draw with Ukraine and shinned.“It’s a dream for every player to represent his country. I made that dream come true today after so much hard work and so many sacrifices,” Piccini told Rai Sport via Football Italia.“We played Barcelona on Sunday evening, I woke up the next morning and received a message from Simone Zaza. It seems Italy didn’t have my number, so he asked some of my Valencia teammates for it.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I then got a call from the Italy team manager, they said I’d been called up and had a ticket booked.”Piccini came in through the Fiorentina academy, but played for Real Betis and Sporting CP before moving to Valencia this summer for €8m.“I’ve been playing abroad for many years, so it’s very satisfying for me and for my family to see me play for Italy. It’s wonderful.”last_img read more

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NEMA says 600 homes impacted by dump inferno

first_img NEMA predicts Hurricane Irma will hit Bahamas and TCI on Thursday Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CARICOM and UK reach out to Bahamas PM Huge surge forecast in Catastrophic Hurricane Irma Related Items:#JubileeGardensfire, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire, NEMA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 14, 2017 – Nassau – NEMA, after a walk about in Jubilee Gardens on Saturday says the focus now is on getting residents home and getting them some tangible help.  In a media update, the National Emergency Management Agency director, Stephen Russell said some 600 homes were impacted and the assessment will help to formulate a report where it can be expressed exactly what the residents need.Social Services, Urban Development, Ministry of Works, Department of Housing and Environmental Health made up that assessment team.  It was said 290 families came seeking help from Social Services; 41 families or 162 people were accommodated at hotels, motels and other places.  So far 19 houses were tested for air quality; results on those homes were described as ‘not alarming.’#MagneticMediaNews #JubileeGardensfire #Nassaudumpfire #NEMAlast_img read more

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Disabilities Act to bring equal opportunities in The Bahamas touts Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 9, 2017 – Nassau – No one is to be left behind or left out of a progressive, prosperous Bahamas and that includes the disabled among us.   The lack of opportunities in education, employment, accessible public transportation, better access to proper healthcare and buildings and other services generally are not escaping the attentions of those who can bring about the changes needed to make life equally as convenient for those with disabilities as it is for residents without them.Minister for Social Services and Urban Development, Lanisha Rolle in addressing those gathered at the Harry C Moore Library Auditorium at the University of The Bahamas in Nassau said it is the duty of Government to ensure equality.   An inaugural conference, sponsored by UB in conjunction with the Ministry was aimed at drumming up support for and touting the country’s seriousness about ensuring there are equal rights for the disabled in The Bahamas.“The Disability Act is to achieve the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities and to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities.   The landmark Persons with Disabilities Act ensures dignity and protects the rights of persons with disabilities to fully participate in every aspect of society on an equal basis with others.”The Minister called the conference a gesture at a renewed sense of cooperation and collaboration between government and important stakeholders.#MagneticMediaNews#TheDisabilityAct Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TheDisabilityActlast_img read more

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Szczesny expects a physical game against United

first_imgJuventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny relishes facing Manchester United and has warned the Bianconeri of what to expect as they travel to Old Trafford on Tuesday.Speaking to Juventus website after their 1-1 draw to Genoa at home, Szczesny reflected on the result and called on his team to focus on their important Champions League game with Manchester United.“Winning yesterday would have been better, it’s the best way to approach a challenge like the one with Manchester United. We dropped two points, conceding a soft goal due to carelessness and we’re sorry for it.“We were convinced that the ball had gone out, but like as I said we could and we have to be more careful.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I remember Old Trafford well, it was my debut in the Premier League. We lost, but I have a nice memory of that day. The last time I played them, though, I won.“Even Manchester United will be angry, having conceded a goal in the 96th minute. It will be a great Champions League night, United are strong, and like us, they will also try to win.“Cristiano? We all know how important things he has done there, but he is now a Juventus player and we are also really appreciating what he is doing here. It will be a tough and physical match because this is how Man Utd play.”last_img read more

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Acerbi Lazio cant underestimate AC Milan

first_imgLazio defender Francesco Acerbi warned his teammates to not let their guard down against an injury-hit AC Milan sideManager Gennaro Gattuso will be without at least nine members of his squad ahead of Sunday’s Serie A showdown with Lazio.Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli and star striker Gonzalo Higuain are among the absentees for what could be a potentially crucial game for Milan.But Acerbi will not be taking them lightly with Milan just a point behind fourth-place Lazio in the Serie A table.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I’ve already talked about it with [Gigio] Donnarumma,” said Acerbi, according to Football-Italia.“The Rossoneri have some important players out with injury, but they still have great quality and they’ll definitely come to Rome to win.“We can’t underestimate Milan, or we risk looking bad.”Sunday’s game will take place at the Stadio Olimpico with kick-off to begin at 18:00 (CET).last_img read more

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Zanetti reveals his secret to longevity

first_imgInter Milan legend Javier Zanetti reveals the key to his extraordinary longevity was due to his leg exercises.Zanetti currently the club’s vice-president spent almost two decades in the team, playing until a month to his 41st birthday.“Strength has always been a fundamental aspect in my career,” he told Football Italia.“When I arrived in Italy in 1995, I started doing a lot of strength work, both with the team and on my own time. A player with strong muscles is more likely to prevent injuries and performs better.“I always played twice a week, even from Sunday to Tuesday, but despite that would never miss my Monday strength training. Although usually after 48 hours you do feel tired, it made me feel better for the next game.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I would bench press and had specific tests to work out which weight to lift during different periods of the season.“I leg pressed 500kg and with one leg I managed to lift 310kg. I would naturally also alternate those with work on ‘explosions’ of pace. For example, Jose Mourinho really liked to work with the ball, with high-intensity training based on hitting the brakes and changing direction.“I believe that in modern football you need more than just a fitness coach, as there ought to be specialised figures who work on different areas, for example, strength. There has to be collaboration and a wider vision of the situation.“I did take time to rest too. After a game, I’d spend time in the pool, then a day later work on strength and posture.”last_img read more

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Solari expects Benzema to return on Saturday

first_imgReal Madrid manager Santiago Solari has revealed he expects Karim Benzema to return to full fitness this weekend.Los Blancos were without Benzema, with the striker having fractured his finger in their 2-1 win at Real Betis in the LaLiga last Sunday.But Solari is hopeful that the former Olympique Lyonnais striker will be able to play when Madrid host Sevilla at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.“It is a broken little finger,” he said of Benzema’s injury, according to Goal. “We hope to have him at the weekend, and next Wednesday, and the next weekend.”Marcelo takes a dig at Santiago Solari, he prefers Zidane Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – July 20, 2019 After a terrible year under Santiago Solari, Marcelo wasn’t nice to the Argentine coach and he obviously picked Zidane above him.Last season for Marcelo…Meanwhile, Solari insists there’s no rift between him and Isco following Madrid’s 1-0 loss to Leganes in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday night.The Spain international played 68 minutes on a rare start under Solari, before getting withdrawn for Cristo Gonzalez.Isco completed 93 per cent of his passes against Mauricio Pellegrino’s men but wasted Madrid’s best chance to score with a weak effort in front of goal.Solari has regularly been asked about his apparent lack of faith in Isco but the former Madrid reserves coach insists he has no problems with the playmaker.“There is no problem, not at all,” Solari said of Isco.last_img read more

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Valverde admits Barcelona were not at their best

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde conceded that it was a below-par display from his side in their narrow 1-0 win over Real Valladolid in La Liga.The Catalan giants needed a first-half Lionel Messi penalty at Camp Nou on Saturday to avoid extending their winless run to four games in all competitions.However, even the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had a hard night with former Barca keeper Jordi Masip saving his second penalty kick in the second-half for Valladolid after Kiko Olivas brought down substitute Philippe Coutinho.But the Blaugrana collected a valuable win any way that sees them extend their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points for the time being with Real Madrid to play Girona later today.“In the first half, we had very little fluidity in attack and did not move the ball with the necessary speed,” said Valverde, according to Marca.“They changed their system and we were not fluent and could not circulate things quickly but their goalkeeper did well.“Some games are won like that, though, and Tuesday (against Lyon) will be another challenge for us.“I see the team as being ready to give their best now and get back to that.“Sometimes you won’t be brilliant in every game but there are four important matches coming up and we will go step by step.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The Spanish coach, who signed a new contract with Barcelona on Friday, also praised new signing Kevin Prince-Boateng and defender Gerard Pique.“Pique had a great game and I think he is doing well and he can withstand playing a lot of games which is why I stick with him,” Valverde continued.“Having retired from international football, he doesn’t have that hanging over him.“Boateng came to us a difficult time of the season and that can be tough to do when you haven’t been participating regularly and don’t know the mechanisms of the team.“He has helped us through and will do so even more.”🔝 @LaLigaEN pic.twitter.com/Tb4UBMxew9— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 16, 2019last_img read more

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Man fatally shot by sheriffs deputy near MiraCosta College pulled out gun

first_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — A man fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy this week in a residential area near MiraCosta College brought about the lethal use of force by pulling a gun on the lawman, a police spokesman said Thursday.The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon following a road chase that began in Vista and ended in a neighborhood north of state Route 78 and east of College Boulevard in Oceanside, said Gabe Jimenez, a sergeant with the latter’s city’s police department.Abandoning his car in the 3100 block of Camarillo Avenue, the fleeing man — a suspect in a hit-and-run crash — ran off, and a deputy got out of his cruiser and gave chase on foot, Jimenez said. Moments later, the suspect allegedly pulled a pistol, prompting the patrolman to open fire on him.The suspect collapsed in the front yard of a home and died. His name and that of the deputy have not yet been made public.No other injuries were reported.A woman who had been riding in the suspect’s car during the pursuit was detained for questioning and then released, the sergeant said. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 21, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: MiraCosta College, Oceanside, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Shooting FacebookTwitter Man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputy near MiraCosta College pulled out gun December 21, 2017last_img read more

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ASA Questions EPA Priorities on Renewable Fuel Standard

first_imgASA and industry partners at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) called attention earlier this week to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) poorly timed announcement they will approve an application allowing Argentina to streamline their Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) eligibility and compliance, opening the U.S. market to a potential flood of Argentinian biodiesel.ASA and NBB voiced their confusion and frustration regarding the announcement and EPA’s complete lack of a coherent and coordinated RFS program.“Today’s decision issued by EPA on Argentinian biodiesel shows a lack of coordination and alarming tone-deafness regarding the purposes of the Renewable Fuels Standard,” said ASA President and Brownfield, Texas, farmer Wade Cowan. “EPA has put the interests of our foreign competitors above those of soybean farmers here in the U.S.  At this point, we can only scratch our heads and wonder what EPA’s priorities are when it comes to the domestic renewable fuels industry.”EPA’s announcement followed a December notice that the agency would postpone setting biofuels volume requirements for 2014 until early in 2015. EPA has not set volume requirements for 2014—which has already passed—or for 2015, which we’re already a month into. Despite the fact that obligated parties and stakeholders in the biodiesel supply chain are in limbo, awaiting their long-delinquent action on these decisions, EPA has chosen instead to act on an application to allow greater access to imported biodiesel. In doing so, EPA seems to have lost sight of the fact that one of the purposes of this program is to increase domestic energy independence.ASA wrote to EPA in March 2014 with questions and a request that the Argentine application be subject to a formal public comment period, given the potential ramifications and the numerous factors involved and impacts that go beyond EPA’s domain. EPA did not provide a public comment period before it approved the Argentine application and there was no requirement or deadline for EPA to act on the application.Along with NBB, ASA will continue to communicate to Congress and the Administration our perspectives and frustrations regarding implementation of the RFS with a goal of prompting EPA and the White House to get a coherent policy and provide better direction.Argentina has the capacity to produce large volumes of biodiesel and, because of their trade distorting Differential Export Tax (DET) scheme, can flood foreign markets at lower costs than domestic producers. Argentina has been the world’s top biodiesel exporter, with most of it going to European Union (EU) countries. However, the EU imposed anti-dumping duties ranging from 6.8 percent to 10.6 percent on Argentine biodiesel imports, citing the Argentine subsidies, trade distorting policies and prices.CARBIO, the trade association representing Argentine biodiesel producers, submitted an application to EPA to allow them eligibility and a streamlined approach to demonstrating their compliance with the RFS requirements for eligible biomass. The approval of the CARBIO application will have wide ranging impacts on the RFS, the U.S. biodiesel industry, U.S. soybean farmers, U.S. jobs, international trade and the environment. The ASA believes that the far reaching impacts of this issue required an exhaustive review by EPA to include a public comment period and input from the various stakeholders as well as other government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.last_img read more

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Soy Aquaculture Alliance Applauds Approval of Taurine

first_imgThe Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) welcomed approval last week of a new definition for taurine that now includes fish. Taurine is an important amino acid for fish, but it was not approved for use in aquafeeds produced in the United States. This left feed formulators in the U.S. with only the option of using fishmeal in the diets to meet the taurine needs of our animals, reducing the amount of U.S. soy that could be utilized. This approval caps a multi-year research effort supported by SAA, the United Soybean Board (USB), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).ASA is a proud member of the SAA, with Director George Goblish, of Minnesota, serving on the SAA Board.last_img

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Biden to campaign for Murray at Pearson Air Museum

first_imgVice President Joe Biden is in Vancouver today stumping in support of U.S. Sen Patty Murray’s campaign for a fourth term.The Get Out the Vote Rally is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St.It is not known what traffic impact the event will have. No road closures have been announced.The visit will be Biden’s second trip to Washington state to campaign for Democratic candidates this month. The vice president was in Seattle Friday speaking at a fundraiser for 3rd Congressional District candidate Denny Heck. He’s been crisscrossing the country recently, stumping for candidates in local, state and national races at more than 100 events.last_img

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Tax bill brings lawmakers together

first_imgOLYMPIA — Local legislators are cooperating more by geography than by party on a bill that could bring an estimated $4 million into Clark County.Senate Bill 5325, which seeks to add Clark County to a list of “rural” counties that receive .09 percent of their sales taxes back each year, has received support from both Democrats and Republicans from Southwest Washington. House Bill 1553 is the companion bill.Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, who introduced the bill, was optimistic about the collaboration. Sens. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, Don Benton, R-Vancouver, Curtis King, R-Yakima, are also sponsors of the bill.“We can always find middle ground for our constituents,” said Benton.Cleveland was quick to clarify the .09 percent revenue sharing is not a tax increase.“It does not increase taxes in any way, it merely returns .09 percent back to the county,” she said.Cleveland estimated that more than $4 million could be brought back into the county each year if the bill passes.The money would be “used to finance public facilities serving economic development purposes,” according to the language of the bill.“(The money) would … bring in longer term permanent jobs,” said Rivers.“It’s a great bill … focused on getting jobs into the state,” said Benton.Resistance anticipatedHowever, it seems the spirit of support and bipartisanship may not be shared by the rest of the Legislature, according to Rivers.“I’m not getting a sense on the Senate side that it is going to be a priority for our Ways and Means Committee,” she said. Rivers is a member of that committee.Benton agreed, saying: “It will probably meet stiff resistance in the Ways and Means Committee.”“They will be hard pressed to give up more money,” he added.Benton described financial resistance as being “probably the largest hurdle” for the bill.However, the bill must first pass in the Trade and Economic Development Committee in order to be heard on the Senate floor.John Braun, R-Centralia, is the chair of the committee, which has a Republican majority.Braun’s 20th District dips slightly into Clark County, just above Battle Ground.Braun is not listed as a sponsor of the bill.The House, which has a Democratic majority, may have an easier time passing the bill. House Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, has sponsored the House bill along with other Democrats and Republicans from Clark County.“I don’t see as much resistance in the House,” Rivers said.last_img read more

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Officials Ore couple killed in murdersuicide

first_imgHILLSBORO — Authorities say an Oregon man killed his wife and himself in a shooting that also left a second man injured.A release from the Washington County sheriff says the shooting happened Monday night at a Hillsboro-area home. Sgt. David Thompson says 61-year-old Kenneth Van Patten shot 56-year-old Melinda Van Patten and turned the gun on himself.Authorities say 56-year-old Glen Hamilton also was struck by gunfire and sustained an injury that was not life-threatening. His relationship to the couple was not clear.Thompson tells The Oregonian details of a dispute that could have led to the shooting were not known late Monday.Neighbors reported hearing gunfire just before 6:30 p.m.last_img

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Gold rushera discards could fuel cellphones TVs

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Across the West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very valuable would be buried in the piles of dirt and rocks they tossed aside.There’s a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, weapons systems, wind turbines, MRI machines and the regenerative brakes in hybrid cars, and old mine tailings piles just might be the answer. They may contain a group of versatile minerals the periodic table called rare earth elements.“Uncle Sam could be sitting on a gold mine,” said Larry Meinert, director of the mineral resource program for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va.The USGS and Department of Energy are on a nationwide scramble for deposits of the elements that make magnets lighter, bring balanced hues to fluorescent lighting and color to the touch screens of smartphones in order to break the Chinese stranglehold on those supplies.They were surprised to find that the critical elements could be in plain sight in piles of rubble otherwise considered eyesores and toxic waste. One era’s junk could turn out to be this era’s treasure.last_img read more

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Sunscreen staying hydrated help when exercising in the heat

first_imgAs the sun comes out and the temperatures rise, more people are taking their workouts outdoors. But before heading out on a run in the hottest part of the day, make sure your body is prepared for the warmer weather.The No. 1 concern when exercising in the heat is hydration, said Ted Schatz, a personal trainer at Northwest Personal Training in Vancouver.When you exercise in higher temperatures, you’re going to sweat more, Schatz said. To make up for the extra perspiration, you should drink water before, during and after the workout, he said.The standard recommendation is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day to stay hydrated. That number should go up if you’re losing fluids through sweat, Schatz said.One way to make sure you’re drinking enough water is to weigh yourself before a workout, then again after the workout. The weight difference will tell you how much water you lost, Schatz said.“Then, make sure you replace it,” he said.Your body will also give you clues if it’s starting to get dehydrated, said Dr. Rasjad Lints, a Clark County pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente.last_img read more

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