Footballers want to play the remaining 11 League matches

first_imgMost of these footballers consulted by phone and video calls do not see favorably many of the alternatives that are used to find the champion, the descendants and the promotion of categories. They understand that when the Euro Cup is postponed almost certainly, the League can be ended, even if it is behind closed doors. As AS has learned, the captains are aware that the deadlines must be tightened and, therefore, it will be necessary to make an effort and play more days during the week, but they are willing to make that sacrifice in order to guarantee the purity of the competition and not cut dates. As if part of the vacation should be compromised and recovered when possible. Keep in mind that many player contracts, and renewals, depend on the number of matches played, minutes of play, goals, etc. That the League is over, that only the results of the first round are taken into account or that the championship is deserted, is not something they share. The possibility of a Playoff is not very pleasant either since it would add much more stress to an already delicate situation, although they see it as a lesser evil. Being able to do that would mean that, at least, the darkest days would be over. That is not little.On a more institutional level, some union and other LaLiga sources claim that everything that is said about the future of the championship, without coming from official sources, does great harm to the competition, the players, the sponsors and all the agents. protagonists in the League. Launching the hasty message that the League is over no longer burdens the staff. And not just because advertisers feint about not meeting their payments until everything clears up. It is that the footballers, who are the center of everything, are alarmed without anyone (or very few) asking them and making them participate in the decisions. In the last hours, various opinions have followed in which the different scenarios facing Spanish football have been dropped after the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus. Javier Tebas holds several videoconference meetings this Monday, with professional clubs and with international organizations, to try to reach an agreement that hurts all parties as little as possible. And Luis Rubiales, president of the Federation, has already communicated on several occasions that he is working on four possible scenarios to end this season. But until now the most important part in this negotiation, which is the footballers, had not yet been pronounced. After requesting that the League be suspended, supplications that were accepted although somewhat late, now they are clear again: they want to play the 11 remaining days of the League and they do not want the championship to end without further ado with some of the alternatives being considered.The Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) is in permanent contact with soccer players of all categories, but it has focused especially on two sectors in the last few hours. First, in those affected by the virus. The union has made itself available to the players who have caught it (there are five from Valencia and some more in the Second Division). And, in addition, he has consulted all the First and Second captains to share with them all the official information they have at any level (also on labor law) and to share the wishes of the players in the short and medium term . And there, AFE has been able to verify that the players have a double obsession: ensure their own health and that of the rest of the citizenry (they are being an example sharing videos working from home) and, once this gap is overcome, be at the disposal of LaLiga and the RFEF to finish the championship on the playing fields .last_img read more


first_imgSo Cheryl Cole has a new “celebrity” trainer.In case you didn’t know her name, it is Tracy Anderson. Her client list is impressive to say the least and with names like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham under her tutelage, she must know what she is doing, right?I mean, just look at her clients. They are thin. They are rich so they only use “the best”. They are famous, so they MUST know what they are talking about, because being famous means that your opinion counts as fact, doesn’t it?? To some in the media it does. The Daily Mail in the UK ran a story about how Cheryl got in shape and even had quotes from Tracy Anderson in it.Quotes like;“Instead of working the main leg muscles, I worked the tiny ones around Cheryl’s thighs. This pulls the big leg muscles in and makes her thighs look slimmer, she looked amazing in those tiny shorts.”Sounds great? This statement is nothing more than waffle. I’m not sure which tiny muscles she is referring to that ‘pulls the big leg muscles in’: the only thing that comes to my mind is a cramp.A cramp pulls my leg muscles in. Maybe when I’m having a cramp, my legs look amazing but I’m in too much pain to notice? Next time I have a cramp, I’m getting a pair of tiny shorts.Tracy also states that;‘Women should never lift more than three pound weights or they’ll get bulky’Woah, woah, woah, hold on there Missy! 3lbs will make you bulky? Ladies STEP AWAY FROM YOUR CHILDREN NOW! Put them down before you get bulky! Also, no more carrying shopping bags please. And that coat you wear has to weigh at least 3lbs? Be careful, or wearing it could give you quads like a shire pony.She doesn’t like running or traditional cardio either;‘While running and cycling may burn calories, they do not design feminine muscles or get rid of an imbalance that may masquerade as a “problem area.”What does a feminine muscle look like? It must have a snazzy dress sense or something?…imbalance that may masquerade as a “problem area.”?So the fat around your waist is actually a muscular imbalance? I wish I knew which muscle that is, because once I get it rebalanced I can solve the world’s obesity problems.Anyhow, it’s not just her training methodologies that leave a lot to be desired. The diet plan that features in her ‘30 Day Method’ is equally alarming.A presenter for the BBC’s Watchdog programme actually followed the programme and diet plan for the full 30 days.The results were as expected and the weight loss as promised.It was the blackouts and dizzy-spells with constant hunger and a sluggish digestive system that was an unexpected bonus.She had the diet plan checked by Catherine Collins, principal dietician at St George’s Hospital, London, and the results were shocking.Calories were around 700 per day which is far too low.It was low in iron which can lead to anaemia.It was lacking in absorbable calcium which can lead to osteoporosis and osteopenia too – something that Gwyneth Paltrow has been diagnosed with. (Coincidence?)Protein levels were low.Even the vitamins that are available cannot be absorbed since there is no fat present in the diet to act as an absorption vehicle, so they will just be excreted from the body.All this on top of Tracy’s recommended exercise regime of 2 hours per day 6 days per week for the rest of your life.The thing you need to realise is that celebrities are as fallible as the rest of us.They have the added pressure of constant media attention and criticism to deal with, so when they see someone promising instant results they will jump on it, just like any of us.Some of the worst diets ever invented came out of Hollywood.Just because they are doing it, doesn’t mean it’s right.#TrainSmartFor further information on how to work your smaller, feminine muscles, contact me through the link below.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: CELEBRITY HEALTH & FITNESS was last modified: July 14th, 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:celebrity trainerscolumnemmet rushefitnesslast_img read more

Easing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans

first_imgEasing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination There are a little less down payment assistance programs out there, according to Down Payment Resource. On Monday, Down Payment Resource released its Q1 2017 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). According to the HPI, the number of down payment assistance programs fell by nine to 2,454 from the previous quarter. Around 87 percent of these programs have funds available for eligible homebuyers, unchanged from the previous quarter.According to the Zillow Housing Aspiration Report, saving for a down payment was the biggest barrier to homeownership, as 70 percent of renters cite not affording a down payment as the top hurdle.“There are many mortgage-ready renters today, but they don’t know it. Often, homebuyers remain sidelined for years due to the down payment,” said Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource. “Plus, veterans and members of the military may not know about additional homeownership benefits they can pair with their VA loan. After serving our country, it’s important we in turn support our veterans in achieving their dream of homeownership.”A particular focus of Down Payment Resource’s HPI is programs aimed at military and veteran homebuyers. Down Payment Resource notes that there are 135 programs across the country with special benefits for veterans or members of the military, and military and veterans often have the option to pair these programs with their Veterans Association housing benefit.Some of these programs include the PenFed Foundation Dream Makers program.“Since the Dream Makers inception, the PenFed Foundation has provided over $5 million in down payment assistance grants, supporting the purchase of a home by veterans and military personnel,” said Mark Smith, Director of Programs at the PenFed Foundation.Other programs across the U.S. include the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Veterans Program, the Florida First & Military Heroes Program, the Home in 5 Advantage Program in Phoenix, and the Home for Texas Heroes program. Down Payments Down-Payment Assistance Military 2017-05-22 Seth Welborncenter_img Share May 22, 2017 734 Views last_img read more