Granit Xhaka ‘working hard to get back on the pitch as soon as possible’

first_img Read More 1/1 by Metro Sean KearnsThursday 4 Apr 2019 5:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link327Shares Comment Top articles About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Granit Xhaka ‘working hard to get back on the pitch as soon as possible’ SPONSORED Video Settings Advertisement Read More Read More Read Morecenter_img Skip PLAY / Granit Xhaka’s last competitive fixture was with Switzerland (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is hoping to return to action ‘as soon as possible’ from his groin injury.The Switzerland international missed Monday’s 2-0 win against Newcastle after sustaining a ‘small’ strain in training the previous Friday.‘We started Friday with not good news with Xhaka, he has a small injury and could not play today,’ Emery said after the win at the Emirates.Arsenal face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday as they look to consolidate their place in the top four.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Full Screen Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story And it looks as though Xhaka is targeting a return this weekend as the midfielder confirmed on his Instagram today that he’s ‘working hard’ on his recovery.‘I am working hard to get back on the pitch as soon as possible,’ said Xhaka.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpurs’ 2-0 win at Crystal Palace saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side leapfrog the Gunners back into third place in the table.However, Emery’s side have a game in hand and can reinstate their two-point cushion on their rivals with a win at Goodison Park on Sunday.MORE: Ousmane Dembele returns to Barcelona training ahead of Manchester United trip Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read Morelast_img read more

Five most dangerous diets

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Five diets that can killOver the years people have tried some crazily dangerous diets. From putting parasites into your body to rubbing yourself in a hormone taken from the placenta, here are the five most dangerous diets.Tapeworm dietWhat does the diet involve: Put bluntly, the tapeworm diet involves dieters putting a tapeworm into their bodies. Those who are on the diet tend to take a pill that when ingested grows a tapeworm inside your stomach. The tapeworm is supposed to feed off the food you digest. The diet was promoted as a fix for those struggling with their weight during the 20th century. Thankfully, the tapeworm diet is no longer legal and has been banned by the FDA, although it is thought that some people still choose to go on this dangerous ‘diet’.Why it can be bad for you: The tapeworm diet is extremely dangerous because you are ingesting a parasite that will feed off you. Not only does the tapeworm eat your food, it consumes the nutrients your body needs. More importantly, the tapeworm does not necessarily stay in your stomach. The tapeworm can go anywhere in your body and can even end up in your brain, which can be fatal. Those on the tapeworm diet can also suffer from a range of painful complaints, from abdominal pains to headaches. Although you are supposed to take medicine to kill the tapeworm once you are ready, if unchecked the parasite could grow to 20 to 30 feet long! The Prolinn DietWhat does the diet involve: If you’re slightly squeamish we warn you not to read on. Roger Linn created the Prolinn Diet (aka The Last Chance Diet) during the 1970s. He suggested dieters should eat nothing, but should have one drink per day that was made up of rejected animal parts taken from the slaughterhouse, such as horns, tendons and hooves – we told you to stop reading if you were squeamish.Why it can be bad for you: Incredibly, during the seventies two to four million people went on the Prolinn Diet. Shockingly, 58 percent of these Prolinn dieters suffered from a heart attack whilst on it. The drink itself may not have been the cause of these heart attacks (although it wasn’t healthy as the animal by-products had been treated with artificial flavours and enzymes so that it could actually be drunk), but starving yourself led to terrible health problems and could have been the reason why so many suffered with heart problems. The cigarette dietWhat does the diet involve: We’ve all heard of the so-called ‘model’s diet’, which consists of cigarettes and water, but the original cigarette diet began back in the 1920s when cigarette companies marketed their products as miracle weight loss aids, playing on nicotine’s ability to suppress the appetite. During the 1920s the cigarette company Lucky Stripe Cigarette Company advertised their cigarettes using the slogan, “Reach for a Lucky Instead of a Sweet.” Apparently sales increased by 200 percent off of the back of this Lucky Stripe campaign.Why it can be bad for you: Well, these days everyone knows that smoking is dangerous. Tobacco smoke not only contains addictive nicotine, it also contains lots of other harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide. Smoking can cause lots of serious diseases, such as cancers, heart disease, strokes, impotence, and osteoporosis. So, the cigarette diet is clearly an extremely dangerous one not to be tried. If you are a smoker looking to quit here are some stop smoking tips that might help. Fruitarian dietWhat does the diet involve: Well, on the fruitarian diet you can eat fruit. Some fruitarian dieters eat nuts and seeds, but all other foods are banned. You can’t even eat vegetables.Why it can be bad for you: Eating food from one food group is bad news for you and your body. By only eating fruit, as the fruitarian diet suggests, you are not giving your body the fatty acids and nutrients it needs. Not eating enough nutrients, such as vitamin B12, can cause you to develop anaemia. According to Colombia University the fruitarian diet also does not provide you with enough protein, iron, zinc, vitamin D or calcium. As a result, you may feel tired, pick up illnesses because your immune system is low and are more prone to osteoporosis.Who has tried the diet: Ashton Kutcher tried the diet when he was playing Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, who was a part-time fruitarian. Ashton ended up in hospital with stomach pain after trying the fruitarian diet.hCG DietWhat does the diet involve: The hCG diet involves taking the hCG hormone, which is found in the urine of pregnant women and the human placenta. You can inject the hormone directly into your bloodstream, ingest the hormone or rub the hormone into your skin in a cream form. Those who created the diet recommend you eat no more that 800 calories or 3347 kilojoules. Why it can be bad for you: The hCG hormone has not been proven to help dieters lose weight. Any weight loss dieters do experience when on the diet is thought to stem from the restricted calorie or kilojoule intake. Again, eating so little is dangerous for you and your body and the vitamin and mineral deficiencies will result in health problems. Also, the hCG hormone has been linked with ovarian hyperstimulation, which can be life threatening.Real Buzzcenter_img HealthLifestyle Five most dangerous diets by: – February 26, 2013 22 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

6 Syracuse stats to know before the fall seasons begins

first_imgSix Syracuse teams are in action as the fall semester opens — volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, football, cross country and field hockey. Highlighted by SU football’s home opener against No. 1 Clemson on September 14, these teams will compete over the next three months.Here is a statistic to know for each team heading into the 2019 season.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorThis is the number of assists that SU needs to replace after the graduation of setter Jalissa Trotter. Last year, the Texarkana, Texas native appeared in all 28 matches and was the backbone of a Polina Shemanova-led offense — more often than not, it was Trotter lightly pushing the ball onto the outside from a Shemanova kill.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Miami on Oct. 12, Trotter tallied a career-high 57 assists in a 3-1 win, a mere 2.3% of her 2,520 assists stretched across her four years with Syracuse. Now, the responsibility to lead the Orange’s attack will likely fall to senior Dana Valelly. At times last year, SU head coach Leonid Yelin chose Valelly over Trotter in matches, including an upset victory over then-No. 22 Louisville.“You’re not as timid and you kind of know the ways around the place and you know how the system works in the ACC,” Valelly said last season.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorThe Syracuse women’s soccer team scored just 11 goals last season in 18 games for an average of 0.61 goals per game. Struggling with both creating and finishing chances, the Orange managed just 7.4 shots on goal a game and finished the season shooting 8.2% to their opponents’ 16.6%.Junior Kate Hostage led the scoring with four goals in 15 games, and three others managed two goals. All four return this year with new head coach Nicky Adams looking to apply a more attacking philosophy. In SU’s first game against Colgate this season, it managed 17 shots, one shy of last year’s season high. Redshirt sophomore Laurel Ness, the lone goal scorer in the Orange’s season-opener, said the forwards are having more fun this year not being required to sit back and help the backline. Senior Sydney Brackett added that Adams has given the front three freedom to create.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorThe last time Syracuse won ten games in consecutive years was 1992, 27 years ago. The Orange have a chance to do it this year after defeating West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl last year. Yet, the Orange have to replace offensive skill players in starting quarterback Eric Dungey, wide receiver Jamal Custis and running back Dontae Strickland.SU is replacing them with redshirt sophomore quarterback Tommy DeVito, Oklahoma transfer running back Abdul Adams, and Michigan State transfer wide receiver Trishton Jackson. DeVito played in eight games last year, highlighted by a 181-yard and three touchdown performance in a victory over North Carolina.Syracuse only plays one team ranked in the preseason AP poll: No. 1 Clemson. SU opens its season on Aug. 31 at Liberty.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorSince a national championship in 2015, the Syracuse men’s cross country team has added more than 175 points in the team’s final race each of the last three seasons. Three years after SU’s first place finish with 82 points, the Orange finished last season’s national championships in Madison, Wisconsin with 609 points and a 26th place finish.The regression started before the loss of SU’s star-studded class of 2017 squad — Justyn Knight, Colin Bennie and Philo Germano — but continued into the first year of head coach Brien Bell’s tenure.Leading Syracuse this season will be Aidan Tooker and Joe Dragon, who finished 90th and 123rd in NCAA’s, respectively. Without a clear No. 1 like Knight — who won an individual 10-kilometer national title in 2017 — for a second straight season, it’ll be difficult for Syracuse to compete for a title right away. But the Orange’s top-five runners from the NCAA Championships are expected to return for 2019. SU women’s cross country will look to return to the NCAA Championships after the Orange missed them last season.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorSyracuse won just one of its six ACC games in 2018, the fewest the Orange have won since joining the conference. With the graduation of Roos Weers — SU’s top defender and leading goal scorer — the Orange enter 2019 needing their returners to step up offensively. For the first time since 2007, Syracuse failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament, just three years after it won the national championship.One game proved to be the difference between the Orange making the tournament and not, as Virginia, who beat the Orange 2-1 in overtime last season, claimed the final at-large spot in the NCAA tournament.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorThe Orange will have to replace their leading scorer, Tajon Buchanan, in 2019. Buchanan tallied eight goals and 47 shots with 20 total points in 2018. Buchanan is playing for the New England Revolution in the MLS now, and midfielder Ryan Raposo and forward Massimo Ferrin will need to improve their goal numbers to make up for the lost production. Defender Sondre Norheim also chipped in five goals from the back line last season. He’ll be a big target for the Orange again this season as the leading target on set pieces. 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85-year-old Man Breaks Marathon Record

first_imgEd Whitlock, 85, is a new world record holder after the English-born Canadian finished the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in under four hours last Sunday. He ran the fastest in the 85-90 years age category.Whitlock ran the marathon in 3 hours, 56 minutes — smashing the previous record of 4 hours, 34 minutes. Whitlock is known as “The Master,” and certainly lives up to his name.The singlet he ran in is 30 years old, while his sneakers are 15 years old. “They’re well-aged,” he joked in a post-race press conference.He did not race last year due to problems with his knees. “Somehow on occasion I get running in a long groove and they flare up and start to hurt,” he said. “The only thing I can do that seems to get rid of it is to take a rest.”Whether he’ll be able to break his own record, Whitlock is uncertain. “I don’t want to disgrace myself, I suppose,” he said, laughing. Seeing as he currently holds 36 world records, disgrace is not at all likely.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more