How to look after your mental health using exercise with Pinehill Studios!

first_imgThere are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?We need to change the way we view physical activity in order NOT to see it as something we ‘have to do’, ‘should do’ or ‘ought to do’ for our health, but as something that we do because we personally value its positive benefits to our wellbeing.Being active doesn’t have to mean doing sport or going to the gym. There are lots of ways to be active and at Pinehill Studios we have a variety of options for you to try. Find the one that works for you and let’s all get physical! Piloxing SSPA NON-STOP, CARDIO FUSION OF STANDING PILATES, BOXING AND DANCE FITNESS CLASS THAT WILL PUSH YOU PAST YOUR LIMITS FOR A SLEEK, SEXY, POWERFUL YOU!PILOXING cardio fusion incorporates cutting edge research and fitness techniques to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles, and increase stamina. The PILOXING fitness classes uniquely blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with exhilarating dance moves and targeted sculpting and flexibility of pilates.These techniques are supplemented by the use of weighted gloves, further toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health. Put it all together, and you have a muscle-toning, fat-burning workout that will make you feel physically and mentally empowered! That is PILOXING cardio-fusion.Piloxing KnockoutPILOXING KNOCKOUT is the ultimate test of athleticism and the latest release by the world-renowned fitness brand.PILOXING Knockout takes fitness to a whole new level! These killer fitness classes will not only test your endurance to the max but will push your physical abilities past their limits.This high-intensity, plyometric, functional core-centric program, will conquer obstacles and change your fitness level to points you didn’t know your body was capable of reaching. Sarah-Marie will guide you through 6 rounds, consisting of a 3-minute Base and a 2-minute drill. Each Base will take you through a whole new way of performing high-intensity core strengthening exercises, influenced by boxing, functional training, cardio and plyometrics. The drills consist of dynamic classics with a hard-core twist – core twist, push-up with a burpee.This 45-minute power workout includes warm-up, cool down, and the raw energy that made PILOXING famous.It’s sure to — Knock You Out!THE MIX by Piloxing NOT YOUR AVERAGE FITNESS CLASS. THIS CARDIO-DANCE PROGRAM WILL HAVE YOU OBSESSED – GUARANTEED.They call it dancing. We call it living. THE MIX by Piloxing is inspired by commercial dance from the dance mecca of Los Angeles. This all-new program will have you addicted from the first beat. Lose yourself in Today’s Music Hits and Iconic Throwbacks while learning the most current grooves from LA’s dance scene. This is what cardio should feel like! THE MIX is for all fitness levels, ages and backgrounds. We want you to dance like no one is watching. Move with the frequency and play with the tracks. The world is your stage. Get in THE MIX.Adult Hip HopOur Adult only hip hop classes are high energy lessons where we focus on fun, fitness, dance technique and performance opportunities. Adult hip hop is a great way to meet new people and build confidence all while improving your dance skills and grooving to popular throwback tracks and recent chart music.www.pinehillstudios.ieJiveJoin our fun-filled country jive classes and learn all there is to know about the forever growing popular dance style. Whether it’s your first time or you’re looking to brush up on your moves, our classes cater to all.www.pinehillstudios.ieSalsaA fun, friendly, relaxed community providing Cuban Salsa dance classes and introductions into Bachata. Salsa dance events are also organised every month.Partners are not required.These classes will teach you the basics of Salsa & Bachata, how to lead or follow turns & patterns, to feel confident on the dance floor, and to have a good foundation for more intermediate and advanced steps.https://www.facebook.com/salsaygoza/YogaBEGINNERS YOGAThis class is perfect for those completely new to yoga or haven’t been in a while and would like to refresh. Learn basic postures (Asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) and develop a great yoga practice, aiming to improve flexibility and strength and relax and stretch the body.Pranayama and meditation will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed with an enormous sense of wellbeing and reduced stress as well reducing your heart-rate, beneficial to those with blood pressure issues and heart disease.INTERMEDIATE YOGAAn open level class which caters to those students with some knowledge of yoga.This is a dynamic, grounded and healing class focusing on building strength and flexibility whilst creating a meditative flow through asana with emphasis on breath and alignment.Students will be offered different variations of the poses at a pace that suits each one.YOGA FOR MENThese men only class aims to help improve posture and increase core strength. If you are looking to get strong, flexible and supple as well as build back strength, this is the class for you.YOGA FOR PREGNANCYMidwives are becoming very aware of those mothers who take Prenatal Yoga classes to prepare for the birth of their babies.You will move through a series of physical postures and breathing exercises to help you cope with the huge changes you’re going through and to help you adapt and prepare for the birth of your baby/babies.You will become more focused and in better shape throughout your pregnancy and for the duration of the birth itself using a range of these breathing techniques and postures.How to look after your mental health using exercise with Pinehill Studios! was last modified: August 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Pinehill Studioslast_img read more

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Fans react to Warriors lineup with no stars

first_imgWhat a difference a year makes. A Golden State Warriors team that a year ago featured the likes of Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green saw a lineup with no star power take the court against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night.The Dubs, inevitably loss their third straight, 93-87, without Green or D’Angelo Russell either.Green had a finger injury and Russell tweaked his ankle. So the starting lineup was Ky Bowman, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall and …last_img read more

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ENCODE Study Forces Evolutionists to Retract “Junk DNA” Myth

first_img(Visited 178 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 At least 80% of the human genome is functional, scientists now say, based on a genetic survey called ENCODE that may force reassessment of what a gene is.The big news in human genetics this week is the publication of results by the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) consortium, “the most ambitious human genetics project to date,” and what it reveals about function in the human genome.  When the human genome was first published, scientists were surprised that only about 3% of it coded for proteins.  That was before they knew about all the coded information in the “epigenome,” which includes RNA transcripts that regulate the code.  The new results show that at least 80% of the human genome is, in fact, functional, rendering the evolutionary notion of “junk DNA” (leftovers from our evolutionary past) incorrect.  Evolutionists themselves are writing the “eulogy for junk DNA.”There is so much buzz about this story that came out in Nature this week, all we can do is list some of the more prominent headlines.  References to Nature are from the 6 September 2012 issue, volume 489, no. 54.  Popular reports in the news media are too numerous to list.Nature’s news feature “ENCODE: The Human Encyclopaedia” by Brendan Maher begins, “First they sequenced it. Now they have surveyed its hinterlands. But no one knows how much more information the human genome holds, or when to stop looking for it.“Evolution is mentioned in some of the Nature papers, but after notions of “evolutionarily conserved” and “evolutionary constraints” are removed (which refer to lack of evolution), what is left is mostly assumption rather than discovery.  In Nature‘s summary article “Genomics: ENCODE Explained,” one mention of evolution was not particularly helpful to Darwinists: “Why evolution would maintain large amounts of ‘useless’ DNA had remained a mystery, and seemed wasteful,” Barroso wrote.  “It turns out, however, that there are good reasons to keep this DNA.”  Then Barroso listed some of the good things the non-coding DNA does.  In the section “Evolution and the Code,” two of the authors stashed most of the understanding in the future: “many aspects of post-transcriptional regulation, which may also drive evolutionary changes, are yet to be fully explored.”  The other three authors did not mention evolution.Nature looked back at a quote by Nobel laureate David Baltimore 11 years ago when the human genome was first published: “Unless the human genome contains a lot of genes that are opaque to our computers, it is clear that we do not gain our undoubted complexity over worms and plants by using many more genes. Understanding what does give us our complexity — our enormous behavioural repertoire, ability to produce conscious action, remarkable physical coordination (shared with other vertebrates), precisely tuned alterations in response to external variations of the environment, learning, memory … need I go on? — remains a challenge for the future.”   Now, Peter Bork and Richard Copley state that the ENCODE data “may offer insight into function and regulation beyond the level of individual genes. The draft is also a starting point for studies of the three-dimensional packing of the genome into a cell’s nucleus. Such packing is likely to influence gene regulation … The human genome lies before us, ready for interpretation.”Nature posted a video by members of the ENCODE team explaining what their published results mean to human genetics.  ENCODE Lead Coordinator Ewan Birney describes the hundreds of terabytes of raw data generated in the 5-year project involving hundreds of people.  “There are probably things that we have no idea what they’re doing and yet they’re doing something important,” he says, hinting at potentially more than 80% function.  “It’s very hard to get over the density of information,” he said.  Genes can no longer be considered discreet sections of code.  The data looks more like a jungle.  There are “places in the genome we thought were silent and they’re teeming with life,” he said.A profile of Ewan Birney was written by Elisabeth Pennisi in the current view of Science (Sept 7, 337:6099, page 1167-1169, doi:10.1126/science.337.6099.1159). Birney is “a self-taught programmer turned bioinformatician” who brought hundreds of people together and worked very hard to bring knowledge of the human genome to this point.“Human Genome Is Much More than Just Genes,” Elizabeth Pennisi wrote for Science  NOW.  The project provided a kind of “Google Maps” for the genome, allowing studies of the epigenome (codes above the genetic code) and regulatory elements that might be implicated in disease.“ENCODE Project Writes Eulogy for Junk DNA” is another article by Elizabeth Pennisi in Science Sept 7, pp. 1159-1161.  Sample quotes by scientists:“I don’t think anyone would have anticipated even close to the amount of sequence that ENCODE has uncovered that looks like it has functional importance,” says John A. Stamatoyannopoulos, an ENCODE researcher at the University of Washington, Seattle.These results are going “to change the way a lot of [genomics] concepts are written about and presented in textbooks,” Stamatoyannopoulos predicts.“It’s a treasure trove of information,” says Manolis Kellis, a computational biologist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge who analyzed data from the project.“What we found is how beautifully complex the biology really is,” says Jason Lieb, an ENCODE researcher at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.“Regulation is a 3D puzzle that has to be put together,” Gingeras says. “That’s what ENCODE is putting out on the table.”Alongside a beautiful artwork of the DNA double helix, New Scientist echoed the theme that “junk DNA” is obsolete.  “The reams of ‘junk’ DNA that make up the majority of our genetic code appear to have a purpose after all, according to the results of a global research project.”  Switches, for instance, have a purpose: “The switches also appear to be spread out over the genome, with some being located at a distance from the gene they are controlling,” reporter Jessica Hamzelou wrote.  “Around 95 per cent of the genome appears to be very close to a switch, suggesting that almost all of our DNA may be doing something important.“On Science Daily: “Mapping a World Beyond Genes” commented on the epigenome so central to the ENCODE project: “The term ‘epigenome‘ refers to a layer of chemical information on top of the genetic code, which helps determine when and where (and in what types of cells) genes will be active. This layer of information includes a suite of chemical changes that appear across the genetic landscape of every cell, and can differ dramatically between cell types.”“Yale Team Finds Order Amidst the Chaos Within the Human Genome,” announces another article on Science Daily.  After describing the hierarchical information structure of the epigenome, likening it to management levels in a company (but with less “middle management” bottlenecks), this article looked for evidence for evolution in pseudogenes, calling them ” stretches of fossil DNA, evolutionary remnants of an active biological past.”  These pseudogenes, though, are not dead: “However, the Yale team shows many of them are resurrected to produce non-coding RNAs, which scientists now know are crucial to the activation and silencing of protein-coding genes throughout the genome.”  Remarkably, one of the Yale team members said this proves evolution is smartly economical: “This is another example of nature not wasting resources, a story we see repeated time and time again throughout the 3 billion letters of our genome.”Another article on Science Daily seems to dilute the evolutionary claim, though, claiming that ENCODE is a forward-looking project casting off obsolete evolutionary notions: “Fast Forward for Biomedical Research: Massive DNA Encyclopedia Scraps the Junk.”  It includes another quote by Birney: “Our genome is simply alive with switches: millions of places that determine whether a gene is switched on or off.”Science Daily also printed a press release from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology titled, “Major Advances in Understanding the Regulation and Organization of the Human Genome.”  This article stressed how ENCODE is filling the “knowledge gap” that the notion of “junk DNA” explained away.“Biochemical Functions for Most of Human Genome Identified: New Map Finds Genetic Regulatory Elements Account for 80 Percent of Our DNA” is the title of another article on Science Daily.  This one also mentioned evolution, but only briefly, referring to percentages of genes conserved across mammals.  Some of these “newly evolved regulatory regions,” however, work to “encode regulators that activate other genes.”In a similar vein, another Science Daily article announced, “Millions of DNA Switches That Power Human Genome’s Operating System Are Discovered.”  This article discussed not only the computers the scientists used, but how DNA has its own computer-like operating system.“Human Genome Far More Active Than Thought: GENCODE Consortium Discovers Far More Genes Than Previously Thought” announced another article on Science Daily.  What is GENCODE?  The article explained, “The GENCODE Consortium is part of the ENCODE Project that, today, publishes 30 research papers describing findings from their nearly decade-long effort to describe comprehensively all the active regions of our human genome.”  The GENCODE team is looking for more genes and finding them.  In addition, they found 11,000 “pseudogenes” and found “There is some emerging evidence that many of these genes, too, might have some biological activity.”  This hints that pseudogenes may be elevated from evolutionary junk as more is learned about them.Of interest to philosophers of science is whether the ENCODE results will leave the notion of a “gene” intact.  Another article on Science Daily is headlined, “In Massive Genome Analysis ENCODE Data Suggests ‘Gene’ Redefinition.”  For one thing, the “junk DNA” advocates were wrong: “Far from being padding, many of these RNA messages appeared to be functional.”  Even more important. genes are sometimes not distinct loci: “The additional knowledge that parts of one gene or functional RNA can reside within another were surprising, and suggested a picture of the architecture of our genome that was much more complex than previously thought.”  Functions for the remaining 20% of DNA left undefined by ENCODE may be found in the differential gene expression within body tissues, because “a large percent of non-protein-coding RNAs are localized within cells in a manner consistent with their having functional roles.”  And even though some RNAs are not associated with genes, they are increasingly viewed as something greater: a “giant, complex switchboard, controlling a network of many events in the cell by regulating the processes of replication, transcription and translation.”  With these new realizations, one team member commented, “New definitions of a gene are needed.”According to an article in Science Daily, “The full ENCODE Consortium data sets can be freely accessed through the ENCODE project portal as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz genome browser, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the European Bioinformatics Institute. Topic threads that run through several different papers can be explored via the ENCODE microsite page at Nature.com/encode.”The Wall Street Journal provides a sample of coverage from a media site not devoted to science per se: “‘Junk DNA’ debunked” is the headline.  “The discovery ‘is like a huge set of floodlights being switched on’ to illuminate the darkest reaches of the genetic code, said Ewan Birney of the European Bioinformatics Institute in the U.K., lead analysis coordinator for the Encode results.” Stamatoyannopoulos commented, “We created a dictionary of the genome’s programming language.”  Noting that humans have about 30 times as much ‘junk DNA’ (regulatory elements, actually) as other other species, the WSJ said, “The unexpected level of activity seen in the genomic hinterlands may also help explain what makes us human.”  With 30+ papers on the ENCODE project in print and more coming, “The flood of scientific data is likely to keep researchers busy for a long time.”In contrast to all the above articles celebrating information and function in non-coding DNA, New Scientist posted a hold-out article advocating, “Don’t junk the ‘junk DNA’ just yet.”  Is there still “function” in that vanishing term?  “The ENCODE project has revealed that 80 per cent of our genome does something, but doing something is not the same as doing something useful,” the article points out: “there are still very good reasons for thinking that most of our DNA is far from essential.”  The statement confuses “essential” with “adaptive” and begs the question whether something useful must be essential.   A second hand is useful but not essential or else amputees would never have children.   The short article was not specific and did not refer to evolution.  “ENCODE is an epic project that will undoubtedly lead to many advances, but it is premature to leap to grand conclusions,” the article warned.  “Just as the much anticipated human genome project revealed more than a decade ago, ENCODE tells us we still have an enormous amount to learn from the book of life.”Intelligent Design advocates are, meanwhile, gloating over the demise of “junk DNA” and pointing to the exceptional complexity ENCODE has revealed.  Casey Luskin at Evolution News & Views whipped out “Junk No More: ENCODE Project Nature Paper Finds ‘Biochemical Functions for 80% of the Genome’” on the day of Nature‘s announcement.  Robert Crowther reminded readers of Evolution News & Views that “Jonathan Wells Got It Right In The Myth of Junk DNA,” published by the Discovery Institute.  “In 2010 in The Myth of Junk DNA, biologist Jonathan Wells exposed the false claim that ‘junk DNA’ provides decisive evidence for Darwin’s theory,” he said.  “Now he has been vindicated by the leading scientific publications in the world.”Evolutionists are desperately struggling to hang onto their theory in the floodlights revealing layers of complexity far beyond anything Darwin could have conceived.  Blobs of protoplasm, ha!  How about operating systems, switchboards, and hierarchical management structures?  It’s over, Darwinists.  You messed up on vestigial organs, the fossil record and now junk DNA.  Please step aside and let the science of the information age take care of what the evidence demands.last_img read more

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SA textiles industry ‘creating jobs again’

first_img12 April 2013 South Africa’s clothing and textiles competitiveness programme (CTCP) has halted the employment decline and helped to create 12 000 new permanent jobs in the sector, says Department of Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October. Speaking at the opening of a four-day Source Africa 2013 event in Cape Town on Tuesday. The event, supported by the USAid Southern Africa Trade Hub, is designed to highlight what Africa has to offer in textiles and apparel. “Local retailers are increasing procurement from local manufacturers and there is confidence starting to be shown by the new investment in the sectors,” October told delegates at the event.” The CTCP had halted the employment decline in these sectors “and more than 12 000 new permanent jobs have been created. Local retailers have committed to local procurement in support of manufacturing companies”. October said that over 400 companies had received assistance under the programme, with R1.5-billion worth of applications approved. Other southern African countries have embraced the programme’s concept, October noted, with Swaziland in the process of implementing a similar programme. October said it was important to promote intra-African trade in order to exploit the industry’s growth and job-creation potential. “These sectors are labour-intensive and have the potential to create large employment, especially in the garment manufacturing sector where the investment is low but the job creation is enormous.” Raw materials like fibres, skins and hides were readily available in Africa, and it therefore make business sense to beneficiate these raw materials “instead of exporting jobs by selling these resources to countries out of Africa”. October said South Africa had opened its markets to Africa countries whose manufacturing sectors were developed and where rules of origin were respected. He stressed that South Africa did not support traders that specialised in trans-shipments, which served only to destroy countries’ manufacturing bases. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Play the change you want to see – at home or at work

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 11 June 2014 – Brand South Africa today launched its 13 part Play Your Part TV Series, which debuts on SABC2 on Sunday 15 June 2014, at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.  The series which is aimed at profiling ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things that make South Africa the country that inspires people the world over, is hosted by Kabelo Mabelane.  The series is intended to inspire others to play their part and do ordinary things that make an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.These are some of the stories of South Africans who play their part:“Originally, I was inspired by my late parents who raised and tutored many children, irrespective of their family background,” says Mercy Senyatsi, a life orientation teacher at Dr. A.M.S Makunyane Secondary School in Polokwane, Limpopo. Throughout her career Senyatsi says she has been touched by the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children. She is living up to her name, bringing mercy and hope into the lives of those who most desperately need it.“By using the bicycle as a lure to keep youth away from drugs, substance abuse, and teenage pregnancy and growing the numbers of gangs,” says Trevor Knowlden. “In 2004 I founded Freewheelers Cycling Club to provide a healthy alternative to youth of Steenberg in the Western Cape. We take Youth from various surrounding communities on mountain biking and road cycling outings.”“I have worked with Krazifizix Educational Club from 2011 as the co-founder, administrator, club event coordinator and maths tutor to grade 8-10 learners,” says 18 year old Emmanuel Khumalo of KwaMashu Durban.“In November 2013, I launched Numbers Foundation, a non-profit organisation with the main objective of providing extra lesson tuition, fight bullying and discrimination and aimed at getting kids of the streets and into homes and back to school. We believe that education, shelter and love are important. My name is Emmanuel Khumalo, I am 18 years old and I live in KwaMashu, Durban and my story is of educational change. I am the founder and the president of Numbers Foundation, a foundation aimed at improving and changing our country.“Since inception we have reached over 1200 learners, through working with local high schools in the district and local churches. Our method of delivery is by facilitating workshops in career skills, communication skills and learning. Curriculums have been developed, revised and adapted from various resources for the learning areas. Working with the youth and local stakeholders has demonstrated that there is a need and huge gap for the work we do.” Sela Emothonjeni, in East London Eastern Cape, was founded in 2011 by Amanda Fononda who believes they are catalysts for education and social entrepreneurship.“To Mercy, Trevor, Emmanuel, Amanda, Noah we would like to thank you for Playing Your Part,” says Mr Miller Matola, Brand SA CEO.  “As Brand SA we acknowledge neither government nor business can solve South Africa’s challenges alone. Please continue playing your part.”Play Your Part programme is about realising not everyone can afford to donate thousands of rands to a worthy cause, however if we all contribute what we can when we can, together we can make a tangible difference. Our collective impact when each South African plays their part (whether monetary or time) is immeasurable.“There are amazing people doing amazing things every day, in every part of our country, and the play your part platform is perfect for you to share your stories, and to celebrate each other as citizens of our wonderful country,” says Sithembile Ntombela, Brand Manager Brand SA.Play Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change by becoming involved and doing; because a nation of do-ers is what can significantly change perceptions and realities.Individual actions have a collective impact; Play Your Part believes together as a nation, we can leave a legacy of a better South Africa for its people.Now it is time to play YOUR part…Do you know of an individual or organisation making a difference in your community?Have you done something to improve your community, or do you run or work for an organisation that has made a difference in the lives of people?Do you have any suggestions on what good deeds people could do to make a difference in their community?{loadposition press_release}last_img read more

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Prettyland C498 – 32cm braun layered straight face-forming natural looked short daily Wig : best wig i have bought

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-06-22 12:17:35Reviewed Item Prettyland C498 – 32cm braun layered straight face-forming natural looked short daily WigRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  7  reviewsPrice£22.40 Fast postage and great product a++++. Really nice quality wig, very thick, exactly as in the photo. 🙂 i’m using it for trucy wright from ace attorney and it’s absolutely perfect for her. A decent product for the money. I do a lot of cosplay and my hair is “naturally” bright red. So finding a normal hair colour wig has been a search for me. I wear this wig to work reaguarly and it wasn’t seen any major signs of wear. For the price i find this amazing, its comfy and looks so natural. Best wig i have ever boughtReally nice quality wigbest wig i have boughtPrettyland C498 – 32cm braun layered straight face-forming natural looked short daily WigPrettyland C498 – braun layered straight face-forming natural looked short hair daily WigBeautiful short hair wig, in a natural brown for a great face shape and a great look.The hair is slightly layered and straight with inner swing. This makes the hair very beautiful.The wig has a natural look and cut, almost like natural hair and is perfect for everyday use.one adjustable Size, fits for a head circumference up to 60cm; with FREE Wig Cap Best wig i have ever bought. I am sick with cancer and i cant be happier. Looks so natural and nobody can tell i am sick. Hair is soft and doesnt tangle. This would be really nice for costumes or cosplay, but i wanted it for everyday use and it simply doesn’t look realistic for that. However, if you’re looking for a costume wig, this would be great. Forewarning, it is much thicker than it looks in the pictures. last_img read more

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Pakistan violates ceasefire at 4 places in Poonch; targets army posts, villages

first_imgPakistani troops on Sunday resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations targeting forward posts and villages at four places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said.The firing was intense in the Krishna Ghati sector, where the Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and firing by small arms from around 04:30 a.m., which was retaliated befittingly by the Indian Army, a defence spokesman said. He said the cross-border shelling between the two sides continued till 07:30 a.m.. There was no report of any casualty on the Indian side, he said.Officials said firing and shelling by Pakistan were also reported from the Balnoi and Mankote (both in Mendhar sector), besides from Shahpur sector, all in Poonch district, for a brief period in the early hours of Sunday. The firing was mild in nature and lasted for a brief period without causing any harm, they added. On late Saturday as well, the Pakistan army had targeted Indian positions In Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district for several hours. There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after India’s preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured as Pakistan targeted over 80 villages in more than 100 incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC in the state since then. The frequent ceasefire violations have caused panic among the border residents, forcing authorities to close down educational institutions within five km radius from the zero line in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri as a precautionary measure. However, most schools reopened a few days back after the intensity of the cross-border firing decreased.last_img read more

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James delivers in clutch as Cavs shoot down Nuggets

first_imgCavaliers: Green was back on the floor after missing two games with lower back soreness. He finished with 10 points. … F Rodney Hood added 15 points.Nuggets: Denver native and longtime NBA standout Chauncey Billups was part of the ESPN broadcast team. … G Gary Harris had 18 points. … Denver had 10 3-pointers. The team hit 19 against the Cavs over the weekend.FULL-COURT PRESS FOR FOOTBALLPittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is trying to court James to the football field. On his Twitter account, Smith-Schuster posted a picture of James in a No. 23 uniform for the Steelers.“I’m fine with my sport. Pretty funny, though,” James said. “I like tank tops and shorts. I’ve tried the shoulder pads and it was fun while it lasted. But I’m a tank top and shorts guy.”POSITIVE FEEDBACKLove was astonished by all the positive feedback he received after opening up about his struggles with mental health issues. Love addressed the subject in a story for The Players’ Tribune. He’s already received more than 4,000 messages.“So many people reaching out,” said Love, who’s sidelined by a broken hand.UP NEXTCavaliers: Game No. 2 on their trip is Friday in Los Angeles against the Clippers.Nuggets: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving It was that kind of night for James. He made a deep 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining, thumping himself in the chest in exuberance as he skipped down the court.James wound up two rebounds shy of a triple-double as the Cavs began a six-game trip in fine fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNikola Jokic had 36 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who lost for the second straight night. They dropped a costly game at Dallas on Tuesday as they try to cling to a playoff spot.Larry Nance Jr. once again was in the starting lineup with big men Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson sidelined by with injuries. Nance scored 13 points and grabbed 13 boards. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts after a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Denver. The Cavaliers won 113-108. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — LeBron James scored 39 points, including nine down the stretch, and dished out 10 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 113-108 on Wednesday night after squandering a 16-point lead.James made one off-balanced shot after another in the waning minutes to turn back the Nuggets, who didn’t take their first lead of the game until 8:35 remaining on a driving layup by Mason Plumlee. Jeff Green gave Cleveland the lead for good with a 3-pointer on a play set up by James after he tapped a loose ball out to him.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Raptors clinch playoff spot with OT win View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Nuggets committed 21 turnovers.James was fueled in part by a 126-117 home loss to Denver last Saturday. He said in the morning shootaround: “You always want to try to give some giveback. That’s the competitive nature.”The Paul Millsap and Jokic combination remains a work in progress, but they’re starting to get on the same page. Millsap missed 44 games following surgery on his left wrist.Coach Michael Malone’s stressed to Jokic he needed be more assertive. He was, too, connecting on 12 of 14 shots.“He’s our best player and we need him to step up in these last 18 games,” Malone said.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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NLEX guard Kevin Alas suffers another ACL injury on same knee

first_imgWe regret to inform the public that @kevinlouiealas sustained an ACL injury on his right knee during our February 2 game against the Meralco Bolts. Our medical team is set to confirm the extent of the injury through MRI results on Tuesday, February 5. #ArangkadaAlas pic.twitter.com/4KvX2GqtGc— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges We hope you join us and continue to support Kevin as he overcomes this challenge as well. #ArangkadaAlas! pic.twitter.com/FTMXQTc0T8ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Jomary Torres aims to get back on track vs KO artist Lin Heqin — NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019Alas, a fearless competitor, had overcome it before and he’d get through the same hurdle again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and NLEX just couldn’t catch a break.Alas, a rising star in the PBA, suffered another ACL injury in his right knee, NLEX announced on its Twitter account Monday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes This is the same knee which was injured in last year’s Philippine Cup. According to our medical team, Kevin will be out of action for several months as he goes through another round of surgery and therapy. #ArangkadaAlas— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019It was a tough blow for Alas, who had just come back from the first ACL injury he sustained in last year’s Philippine Cup that sidelined him for 10 months.ADVERTISEMENT The 27-year-old Alas hurt his right knee following an awkward landing after he was fouled mid-air by Meralco forward Cliff Hodge in the Road Warriors’ win over the Bolts last Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The former Letran standout is averaging 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and a steal per game through five games for NLEX, which is currently in the middle of the standings with a 2-3 record.We thank our fans for supporting @kevinlouiealas during his 2018 recovery. It is no secret that Kevin worked extremely hard to get back in fighting form for the 2019 PBA season. #ArangkadaAlas— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View commentslast_img read more

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