Guyana Sevashram Sangha explains action

first_imgExpulsion of Swami Shivashankarananda… ex Swami registered new body to maintain controlExecutive Members of the Guyana Sevashram Sangha have explained their recent decision to expel Swami Shivashankarananda, previously known as Suraj Singh, the administrator of the Cove and John Ashram.Expelled Swami Shivashankarananda, previously known as Suraj SinghOn Friday, the executive body announced via an advertisement in a local newspaper the expulsion of the Swami (monk), upon instruction by the board of directors of the parent Bharat Sevashram Sangha, based in India. The Sangha founded in 1917 has many ashrams around the world including Guyana.In accordance with the Sampradaya principle of Hinduism, authority in the organisation is based on the guru-shishya (mentor-student) tradition in which senior monks train individuals called Bramacharyas who are then invested with authority as Swamis or monks at some appropriate time. The authority always flows downward from the most senior monks of the Sangha at the Indian Main Ashram.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, long-serving member and Advisor to the local executive board governing the Guyana Sevashram Sangha, Nawrang Persaud, explained that even though the Singh was relieved of his “Swami” title and asked to leave the Cove and John Ashram premises, former Swami Shivashankarananda has refused to accept a decision transmitted by two senior swamis who were appointed by the India-based Head Office to take over the management of the Guyana Sangha.It is understood that there is a group of individuals who are behind the ex-Swami to seize control of the Ashram which has vast holdings of land and property. They have registered an organisation at the Deeds Registry under the Miscellaneous Deed process, whereas the Ashram, under its present trustees and board, is properly and legally registered under the Friendly Society Act.Persaud related that following the death of his predecessor, Swami Vidyanandaji Maharaj, (former Head of the Cove and John Ashram) in October last year, former Swami Shivashankarananda was appointed administrator of Guyana Chapter, in accordance with the authority structure flowing from India.However, Persaud noted that while he was there for a number of years as a Brahmachari he was elevated to the position of swami somewhat as a matter of expediency.“He assumed head of this organisation without the full background and training and skills, and so on… But from the time he came on, the organisation started going downhill because he did not have the leadership skills, he did not have sufficient knowledge of Hinduism or the Sangha organisation,” Persaud said.He went on to highlight that former Swami Shivashankarananda’s shortcomings became obvious as time progressed but he was not amendable to advice from elders at the helm of the local Sangha as is customary.It was noted that complaints by the public and members against the now ex-swami for violations of the rules, to the Senior Swamis of the Order began even before his appointment as head of the Ashram.“He was thrust into a position of authority but he did not have the capacity to handle that length of responsibility so a number of things went wrong, including two instances that have come to light about his personal life not being in synced with the behaviour of someone who is a religious leader… so all these things became known to the Head Office of this organisation,” the advisor stated.Out of grave concern for his behaviour, the Head Office summoned him to India for a face-to-face meeting as an “attempt to rehabilitate” him from his conduct, but he refused to make the visit by the April 27, 2016 deadline.Following this, a second attempt was made at his rehabilitation in May when the India-based Head Office ordered his transfer from the Guyana Sevashram to the Los Angeles Sevashram Sangha in the United States, where he would have been under the direct supervision of Swami Purnatmananda-ji Maharaj, Secretary of all Western Branches of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha. In that environment he would have been trained for tasks that he could not perform henceforth, within the guru-shishya tradition.However, he again refused to be relocated and instead, accused senior Swamis Bhajanananda of Canada and Shiveshwarananda of USA, who were directly deputed by the Head Office to manage the affairs of the Guyana Chapter, of not having the authority of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha.This forced the Head Office to send one of its more senior monks, Swami Atmajnanananda, the Secretary of the Dehli Branch, to personally deliver the letter (dated June 7) of his expulsion.However, Persaud explained that before the letter was handed to him, Purnatmananda-ji Maharaj who also accompanied Swami Atmajnananda, earlier this week met with the former monk and pleaded with him to travel to Los Angeles to redeem himself.“Swami-ji was telling him that even though you have this expulsion letter, we can still appeal for you to go to Los Angeles but he was abusive to Swami-ji, who was begging him with folded hands, pleading for him to go back with him… He refused to acknowledge the need to improve himself and to become a better leader. He didn’t accept it.” Persaud added.The member told this newspaper that the decision was not an off-the-cuff one but was reluctantly taken after all other measures failed. In one of the correspondences from the Head Office to the former swami, which was seen by Guyana Times, several concrete instances of improper actions were cited.Speaking to several prominent members of the local Hindu Community, both lay and ordained, Guyana Times was told that outsiders cannot overrule the authority of a Monastic Order such as the Bharatiya Sevashrama Sangh even through legal manipulations and technicalities.Such an approach is antithetical to the fundamental tenets of Hinduism, which makes decisions based on the senior monks reaching consensus through discussion on issues.The local officials of the Ashram emphasised that the avenue for the expelled swami to be rehabilitated and returned to the fold is still open once the guru-shishya tradition is followed.last_img read more

Five Arrested, Charged for Theft of Ebola Food Supplies

first_imgThe Nimba Detachment of the Liberia National Police has charged County Health Workers for theft and criminal conspiracy in connection to the theft of about 200 bags of 25kg rice, 10 bags of beans and 15 containers of vegetable oil, intended for Ebola victims.On late Wednesday  October 1, the LNP Ganta Detail arrested a truck marked TP-766 with about 200 bags of 25kg rice, 15  five-gallon containers of vegetable and 10 bags of beans, bound for Saclepea from Sanniquellie.According to the police the items in question were donated to Nimba by the World Food Programme to cater to those quarantined in the county.The rice along with other ingredients was stored in two separate store houses, the G. W. Harlay Hospital Warehouse and the Sanniquellie Administrative Hall, under supervision of Nimba County Inspector Reginald Mehn.But the portion of the rice stored at the G. W. Harlay Ware House was unlawfully loaded on board a mini truck bound for Saclepea for sale.While the rice was enroute to Saclepea, Police intercepted the car in Ganta upon a tip-off.From the onset of the investigation, police arrested the Kou Yelegbor, the County’s mental health officer, who is also in charge of ware house and distribution.Upon investigation, police arrested three other members of the County Health Team, including C. Paul Nyanzee, Community Health Supervisor; Var Bleh, warehouse security; and Sarah Lawehyee, as well as Kou Kouh, a business woman who was alleged to be the one to purchase the items.The five persons were charged on three counts including criminal conspiracy, criminal facilitation and theft of property, by the Liberia National Police and sent to the court.A lawyer appealed for change of venue, from Saniquellie Magisterial Court to Ganta Magisterial CourtThey are expected to appear at the Ganta Magisterial Court this week to defend themselves.Since the rice was donated to Nimba, those under quarantine have regularly complained of not having received the rations that should carry them for the 21-day quarantine period.The arrest of the rice sparked tension in Nimba, with many condemning the county administration for not caring for those dying of Ebola.When the rice was donated, many thought that it was going to be stored in Ganta which is epicenter of Ebola in Nimba, but instead, it was transported to Sanniquellie.Initially, the items were being distributed by the County Superintendent, but it was later put under the supervision of  County Inspector with health personnel assigned with County Health Team responsible for distribution.However, Supt. Fong Zuagele, in a press conference held in Sanniquellie early Thursday October 2, condemned the acts and called on the LNP to thoroughly investigate the act and bring those involved to justice.The County Inspector Reginald Mehn had yet to respond regarding the theft incident. Up to press time, his phone rang endlessly without any response.  However, there is speculation that he is a key signatory to the release of any of the food items from warehouse.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Oil Palm Stakeholders Brainstorm on Information Sharing

first_imgThe oil palm stakeholders brought together more than 15 participants from Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru, River Cess, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Montserrado counties.The Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI), a civil society organization, recently concluded a one-day oil palm stakeholders meeting to enhance information sharing among non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and affected oil palm communities in six of the 15 counties.SDI works to transform the decision-making process relative to natural resources and promote equity in the sharing of benefits derived from natural resource exploitation in the country.The conference was intended for locals to assess compliance to national and international laws, as well as best practices of UN Business and Human Rights principles.The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a set of guidelines for States, and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations. The event, which was held on Friday, November 22, 2019, is a pilot project being supported by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a non-governmental organization, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was established in April 2004 to promote the growth, and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders.The project, entitled, “Improving Communication and Understanding of the RSPO Standards and Mechanisms, and their Applications in Liberia and West Africa Level”, runs for one year, and is expected to phase-out in December 2019.The oil palm stakeholders brought together more than 15 participants from Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru, River Cess, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Montserrado counties.SDI Project Manager, Richard N. Sam, informed participants that the project is to create platforms at the national level to train rights-based NGOs, and communities affected by Oil palm plantations on how to effectively use the (RSPO) standards and mechanisms; and how to effectively engage with the RSPO so that their concerns and needs are fully adhered to.Sam said it was also important to share experiences among NGOs, affected communities residents, and regional partners to increase the pool of actors working to bridge the existing gaps between local communities, and oil palm companies.He said that the organization has been working with national, and international service providers to train NGOs and communities on how to effectively use and contribute to the RSPO standards and mechanisms.Among the issues raised at the meeting was palm theft, remapping or survey of the land, burning of palm oil on community land, and safe drinking water. The issues of palm theft were most high on the agenda, which many participants said has become a national issue that needs serious attention from the government.Amos H. Gadeh, secretary, Reliable Partnership of Oil Palm Affected Communities (REPOPAC) in Maryland County, said that the lack of proper dissemination of information to the communities has been one of the major challenges in the oil palm sector in the county.J. Flahn Nyema, a participant from Grand Kru County, called on the government to take the issue of palm theft seriously as it has become a threat to the oil palm sector, something which, according to him, undermines the growth and development of the sector.Edward G. Wingbah, Assistant Manager for County Coordination at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stressed the significance of sharing information. “It helps us discuss issues relating to the oil palm sector, which Liberia depends on for foreign exchange.”Cyrus Cooper, a participant from Bomi Civil Society Council (BCSC), said the meeting broadened his understanding of Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP), and other actors on how to effectively engage concessionaires on best and responsible investment practices to improve concessions benefits for concession and host communities.SDI, he said, has enhanced the skills and capacity of relevant actors, and stakeholders in applying and understanding communication strategies’ in the implementation of the RSPO standard protocols.He stressed the need to share information through media engagements and town hall meetings as some of the ultimate ways of communicating lessons learnt at the end of every meeting.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Martin has fastest trucks run of day

first_imgKinser lost nearly a second in the later practice. Truck qualifying is set for 1:10 p.m. today, preceded by a pair of Busch Series practices (8 and 10:30 a.m.) and a Nextel Cup practice at 11:30 a.m. Aaron Fike was the fastest of the five rookies in the field, posting the ninth-fastest time. “I think our Toyota Tundra is pretty fast,” said Fike, competing for Red Bull. “We were in the top-10 in both practice. All the other guys in front of me have got a billion laps around here. “The rain hurt me because we didn’t get to run. We only got to make a qualifying run so I think it hurt us a little bit.” CITIZEN SOLDIER Staff Sgt. Quinton D. Martin of the Mississippi National Guard will make NASCAR history Sunday by becoming the first non-celebrity to have his image on the hood of a Cup car. Martin was selected as the grand prize winner in the “Heroes of the Year” campaign created by Jackson Hewitt at this race a year ago. Martin has been with the Mississippi Army National Guard 24 years, deployed in Germany, South Korea, Panama, Honduras, and Costa Rica besides his home state. He volunteered for duty in Kuwait shortly after helping with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. He was nominated by his wife, Pat. “The National Guard has done a lot for me,” Martin said. “I appreciate everyone who voted for me. I know there are many troops who deserve it. We’re all in this.” SPONSOR NEWS Reed Sorenson will sport a Energizer e2 Lithium scheme at Fontana for his Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge and will be accompanied by the Energizer Bunny during pre-race ceremonies and in the pits. The Haas CNC Chevrolets will swap sponsors for Sunday’s race. David Green, who normally carries the Best Buy colors, will have Yellow Transportation sponsorship. Johnny Sauter, who normally drives the Yellow Chevy, will be in the Best Buy colors. Dale Jarrett’s UPS Toyota will carry a paint scheme in conjunction with the 133rd Kentucky Derby. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FONTANA – Mark Martin, defending champion of tonight’s Craftsman Truck Series San Bernardino County 200, was the fastest in a Thursday practice session cut short by rain. Photo Gallery: NASCAR comes to California Speedway in Fontana center_img Driving a Wood Brothers/JTG Racing Ford, Martin sped the two-mile oval at 176.795 mph on the first of 13 laps in the later afternoon session. The time was 40.795 seconds, an improvement of nearly a half-second from the opening practice. Jack Sprague was second to Martin by 0.089 seconds at 176.108, with Mike Skinner third at 41.019. Sprague was second-fastest to Kraig Kinser in the session. last_img read more

The Dixie Chicks are coming to Dawson Creek

first_imgListen all this week for your chance to win tickets to see the Dixie Chicks in Dawson Creek.  All week long, Moose FM will give you the chance to win tickets.  Plus this weekend it’s the Dixie Chicks Weekend, Moose FM will play all their music and give you more chances to win tickets.  On top of that, if you come to Centennial Park on Friday August 23, from 4pm to 7pm, we’ll have a fun game and another chance to win tickets.Tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, August 26 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets are priced at $94.00 and $64.00, plus applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased online at and , by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and Tiger Printing & Stationers.“We had such a great time playing for our Canadian fans this summer that we’ve been inspired to come back for more,” say the band.- Advertisement -The Dixie Chicks are Martie Maguire (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Emily Robison (banjo, dobro, guitar, vocals), and Natalie Maines (lead vocals, guitar). Originally formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas as a bluegrass band that included founding members and sisters Maguire and Robison, the band went on to find massive worldwide success following the addition of powerhouse lead singer Natalie Maines. Together as the Dixie Chicks, they have sold over 30 million albums, 1.6 million in Canada alone, and are one of the few acts to have multiple albums reaching “diamond” status. To date, they have won 13 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for their 2007 album Taking the Long Way. Their on-stage reputation has helped them sell over $100 million worth of concert tickets, and made them the biggest selling female band of all time in the US. In addition to the Dixie Chicks, all 3 members have had continued success with other music projects, Maguire and Robinson with the Court Yard Hounds, and Maines with the recent 2013 release of her debut solo album. “The Dixie Chicks are among the greatest talents in music today“, says Paul Haagenson, President of Live Nation, Canada. “We are truly honored to be involved in welcoming them back to Canada on this tour.”Tickets for the Long Time Gone Tour 2013 go on sale to the general public on August 26th, and are available at Advertisementlast_img read more

South Bay forces answer the call for aid

first_imgTen other Harbor Area LAFD firefighters remained on standby Monday afternoon, waiting to be deployed if conditions worsened, Davies said. Eight firefighters from the Torrance Fire Department were sent Sunday to help fight the fire in Malibu, and another four were called up Monday to assist with the Ranch Fire, which broke out Saturday night near Castaic, said fire Capt. Steve Deuel. “We’ll do anything we can,” Deuel said. “In the meantime, we’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope that none of that comes our way.” Four firefighters from the Redondo Beach Fire Department were sent to Malibu, while another four were sent to the Buckweed Fire, which started Sunday afternoon in Aqua Dulce, said Fire Chief Dan Madrigal. “They are actually engaged in structural protection, so they’re getting a lot of action,” Madrigal said. Four firefighters from the El Segundo Fire Department were sent to Malibu, while another four were sent to Aqua Dulce, firefighter Brian Santagata said. Two Manhattan Beach firefighters helped battle the Castaic blaze, while another four firefighters and two battalion chiefs were sent to Malibu, Battalion Chief Chuck Wilson said. Additionally, four Hermosa Beach firefighters fought flames in Malibu, according to department officials. Smoke from the fires made for unusually poor air quality throughout Southern California on Monday, prompting county health officials to issue an alert. Jonathan Fielding, director of the county Department of Public Health, warned schools to keep students from participating in physical education and after-school sports activities until conditions improve. Those with heart and lung problems were also warned to stay indoors. “The air quality has rapidly deteriorated over the past few hours and we are taking this action to protect the health of all residents,” Fielding said in a statement. The South Coast Air Quality Management District agreed with Fielding’s findings and warned that high levels of particulate matter had reached unhealthy levels Monday. AQMD officials alerted Los Angeles Unified School District officials to keep students away from playground and practice fields, said Myrna Brutti, LAUSD’s operations coordinator for the Harbor Area, Carson and Gardena. “They’re asking us to keep them indoors as much as possible and away from breathing the air,” Brutti said. “The schools have been notified and everybody should be doing it.” At San Pedro High School, however, head football coach Mike Walsh dismissed the warning and ran practice at a “lower speed” for his young players Monday afternoon. The football team did not run its full complement of plays, Walsh said. “We’ll have to walk through” the plays, Walsh said. Despite the health warning, physical education classes continued at Carnegie Middle School in Carson, Principal Patrick Donahoe said. But rigorous activities were canceled, including a 1-mile run scheduled for the eighth-graders. Instead, students played a light game of basketball that didn’t require them to run up and down the courts, Donahoe said. “We’re surrounded by fires, so the air quality is a concern,” Donahoe said. “We’re going to be more cognizant of that tomorrow and probably keep the kids inside.” The fire-fueling Santa Ana winds managed to cause more damage by knocking down several power lines Sunday, cutting electricity to more than 11,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers in San Pedro, Harbor Gateway and the San Fernando Valley, according to agency officials. About 1,300 DWP customers in Harbor Gateway lost power Monday afternoon, agency officials said. In other areas, wildfires and winds were blamed for power outages affecting 350,600 Southern California Edison customers. Edison’s customers in the South Bay and Long Beach were not affected, officials said. Staff writers Paul Clinton and Kristin S. Agostoni contributed to this article.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Art Marroquin STAFF WRITER At least 80 firefighters from the South Bay helped battle several wildfires that continued to burn throughout Southern California on Monday, while thick smoke blanketing the region prompted Los Angeles County officials to issue a health alert that called for a halt to outdoor activities. While no fires broke out in the South Bay on Monday, local firefighters and law enforcement took precautions to safeguard the region while helping to extinguish infernos that raged in Malibu, Castaic and the Santa Clarita Valley. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Sheriff’s Department nearly doubled the number of deputies patrolling the Palos Verdes Peninsula, where a fire charred more than 200 acres of canyon brush two years ago. Deputies are working 12-hour shifts until fire conditions improve, while others were sent to assist their colleagues in Malibu and Canyon Country, according to Lt. Greg Ahn of the Lomita sheriff’s station. “We’re looking for people acting suspiciously and keeping an eye out for any fires,” Ahn said. “If something does break out, hopefully we’ll be able to get the firefighters out there before it becomes newsworthy.” At least 40 Los Angeles County firefighters from the three battalions serving Carson, Gardena, Compton, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Lomita, Palos Verdes Estates and Avalon also were sent to help battle the blazes, according to department officials. Four firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Engine 95 near Los Angeles International Airport were sent to the Canyon Fire in Malibu shortly after it broke out early Sunday morning, according to department spokeswoman Luisa Davies. last_img read more


first_imgWhere will you catch someone reading? Donegal County Library Service are asking children aged 4-14 from all over the county to get out there and snap a photo of someone or something caught reading in a weird or unusual place or situation.It could be your cat or a cuddly teddy, your dog or your dad. It up to you… stage it or catch someone in the act. Building on the success of last years’ competition, we are asking children to snap a photo of someone reading anytime or anywhere. Does your best friend sneak off to read Diary of a wimpy kid up the comfiest tree in the park? Does your brother read his lego men a bed time story? Or could you imagine the craic at Barbie’s monthly book club meeting? Whatever your photo, staged or not, we want to see it.For 2014 we will be seeking out the most unusual and most inspiring photographs as worthy winners of our 3 €50 vouchers sponsored by Easons Letterkenny. This year there are 3 ways to enter – by e-mail (, by post (Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal) or by hand (at your local library).For inspiration follow us on facebook or twitter over the coming weeks. For more information visit us at www.donegallibrary.ieBe brave, be bold and be on time. Closing date for entries is Friday 31st October. Winners will be announced on Facebook, twitter and before the end of November.  GET CAUGHT READING IN DONEGAL – AND WIN FREE BOOKS! was last modified: October 11th, 2014 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:donegalphotosReadinglast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Protein is a German word that is taken from the Greek word Proteios, meaning the first in.There is no question about it; protein is the most important macronutrient in your diet, but many people are confused as to how much protein they really need to consume.One question I get asked a lot, (and by a lot I mean A LOT!), is ‘how much protein should I take?’ This is usually asked by people looking to either build muscle or burn fat.The question in itself is a bit of an open-ended question, as there are a number of factors that you have to take into consideration before you can give a straight answer.If you listen to the media over the past few years, they would have you believe that over-consumption of protein will cause health issues such as cardio vascular problems and kidney problems. These claims are false and have been debunked by several studies in recent years.It is however recommended that if you have a pre-existing renal issue, you should monitor your protein intake. For people in good health, protein is safe.Not only is it safe, it is the one macronutrient that you shouldn’t be leaving out from your meals if your goals are fat loss or muscle gain.So: Why Protein?Protein is an important component of every cell in the body.Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues.You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and bloodProtein also has a high thermic effect. Protein requires 25-30% of the energy it provides just for digestion, absorption, and assimilation while carbs only require 6-8% and fat requires 2-3%.That means that eating protein can lead to a higher metabolic rate which means greater fat loss when dieting and less fat gain during phases of muscle gain.You are burning fat through eating alone.Protein also has a better satiety effect (the sense of being “full” or “satisfied” after a meal), compared to carbs and fats.You will feel fuller for longer and will be less likely to snack in between meals.Diets higher in protein have also been shown to lead to greater weight loss than low protein diets.So the question is just how much protein is enough?This will depend on a few of the things I mentioned to above.Are you training?What age are you?What are your goals? (Fat loss or muscle gain)If you are inactive, the RDA of 0.8g per kg of bodyweight is more than enough for you.For older adults this increases to 1g per kg of bodyweight.For active individuals, especially those involved in strength training regimens, studies have consistently shown optimal intake to be about 1.6 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight.For an alternative and a method that I personally use, set your protein at 1g per pound of GOAL BODY WEIGHT.This means that if you want to be a lean 90kg (200lbs) you would consume 200g of protein per day.If you are feeling a bit lost here and you don’t want to start lifting a calculator every time you eat a meal, I also use the Precision Nutrition method with clients and in my classes.You will use you hand as a measuring tool.For fat loss you simply have a palm sized portion of protein with every meal.For muscle gain you would have 2 palm sized portions with every meal.Your palm is like a tailor made portion controller for you each portion should be the thickness of your thumb.Protein is something that you should have in your diet.The benefits outweigh any negatives that you could think of and if you want improved body composition, protein is simply a must.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training or to get a structured training program, please contact me through the link below. 

* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: PROTEIN – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW was last modified: November 24th, 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 rusheproteinwhat you need to knowlast_img read more

Man shot in parking lot near AVC

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSheriff’s deputies aided by a helicopter and a search dog found a man hiding near the park and took him into custody, but concluded later he wasn’t involved in the shooting. He was wanted on an unrelated warrant, they said. City officials have asked for extra summertime park patrols by sheriff’s deputies – planned to start in June – to be started as soon as possible, Greene said. Warm weather like this week seems to draw more people who commit vandalism, get into fistfights and cause other problems in parks, Greene said. Thursday’s shooting appeared to have occurred during a confrontation between groups of men in two cars, who moments earlier had left a college parking lot after they drew the attention of campus police. “Fortunately for us there aren’t any classes in session,” college spokesman Steve Standerfer said. LANCASTER – A 22-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting in the parking lot of a park across the street from Antelope Valley College. People attending baseball practice at Rawley Duntley Park’s southern end cleared out after hearing the gunfire Thursday evening from the park’s northern parking lot, a park official said. “The staff that were there heard the shots. People seemed to respond immediately and left the park,” Parks, Recreation and Arts assistant director Bob Greene said. The wounded man’s name was not immediately released. Witnesses reported hearing about a half-dozen shots about 6:30 p.m. Thursday coming from the Rawley Duntley parking lot in the 3300 block of West Avenue K, deputies said. Witnesses reported seeing a car speed away and run a red light. A student flagged down a campus police officer and reported a shooting at the park across the street. When officers arrived they found bullet casings and blood, but the victim had already been taken away by companions. (661) 267-5742160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

All you need to know about Arsenal’s new man

first_imgBREAKTHROUGHHe came through the youth academy at Stuttgart and at 19 years old was loaned to Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 where his career took off.Initially it was a half season loan, but the club quickly made it permanent. “We signed Bernd in 2011 as a very young keeper and put him in a position of great responsibility straight away,” the club’s sporting director Jonas Boldt said upon his transfer to Arsenal.“He immediately repaid that confidence both in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. Bernd has consistently performed well for us over the years and he made his full international debut while he was here,” he added while wishing him luck in the Premier League. 2 Bernd Leno has joined Arsenal after seven years at Bayer Leverkusen The 26-year-old Leno has played six times for Germany SHOT STOPPINGLast season, in a 2-0 defeat to Schalke, Leno displayed his superb anticipation by making this incredible save to deny Breel Embolo a goal when the forward tried to chip him in the last 10 minutes of the game.MISTAKES? HE’S MADE A FEWActually, this is more of a howler. In a 1-1 draw with Augsburg, Leno tried to clear a harmless back pass, but sliced the ball, which ended up in his own net. On the international front he he made two costly errors in Germany’s Confederations Cup game against Australia when he twice failed to hold onto the ball leading to goals. Thankfully, the world champions won 3-2 en route to lifting the trophy.BRAVERYHe puts his body on the line for the team and has taken a few boots to the face as a result.HIGHLIGHTScenter_img Arsenal have made a second signing of the summer.The Gunners moved fast to snap up Germany and Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, who missed out on a place in his national side’s World Cup squad. He cost £19.3million and follows Stephan Lichtsteiner to the Emirates.Name: Bernd LenoDate of birth: 04/03/92Position: GoalkeeperClub: ArsenalHonours: U17 European Championship, Confederations CupInternational: Six Germany caps2017/18 season stats: 30 Bundesliga games, nine clean sheets and 72 save for Bayer Leverkusen 9 – Bernd Leno saved 9 penalties in @Bundesliga_EN, no other active goalkeeper more. Support. @Arsenal @bayer04fussball— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) June 19, 2018QUALITIESSince the 2014/15 Bundesliga season, Leno has kept 45 clean sheets, second behind Bayern Munich no.1, Manuel Neuer. Arsenal’s new signing, though, has more of an Iker Casillas feel about him.“I used to watch a lot of Casillas growing up,” he told “He’s perhaps peaked now, but he won it all and has been unbelievably consistent. He’s calm and no-nonsense, I’m the same. I don’t have to make a show of myself to stand out.”In the most recent season, Leno made a total of 72 saves as Leverkusen finished fifth. He is also not bad when facing penalties, either with his nine saves from the spot being more than any other current goalkeeper in the Bundesliga. 2last_img read more