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23 Apr 19
Howdy Hey

The way I see it: the more you know, the better off you are. At least in our case. For those of you who don’t know, ALS is a muscle degenerating disease. Depending on where the disease decides to start, it weakens the muscles in a certain area as it moves to the rest of […]

23 Apr 19
Beyond Creativity

Images of the global spec SsangYong Tivoli facelift undergoing testing in India have recently surfaced online. The test mule is seen here with some partial camouflage on the hood, however, the exposed grille with the SsangYong logo and the fact that this is a Left-Hand-Drive (LHD) vehicle indicates that this is, in fact, the facelifted […]

23 Apr 19
iOBLOG

President Muhammadu Buhari has hosted the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, soliciting investments in petroleum, power, aviation, and rail as major areas of concern. Also on the front burner was the recharge of Lake Chad with water from the Congo Basin, so as to grant succour to the more than 30 million […]

23 Apr 19
talkSPORT
As the minutes ticked down at Stamford Bridge on Monday, fans desperately held their breath, hoping Chelsea would find that all-important winning goal, the one that would see them take advantage of their rivals Easter weekend slip-ups. There was even an added minute on top of the five already shown in stoppage-time. In the end it mattered little, for Chelsea could have had another 90 minutes and it is unlikely they would have broken Burnley’s resistance. Chelsea failed to break down Burnley after the break A draw was the final result, 2-2, but both goals came in the first-half and this match was the latest chapter in Chelsea’s recent decline. While they were not beaten in the second-half, Chelsea did not win it either. As Maurizio Sarri’s side huffed and puffed looking for a way through, the realists watching, would have been aware of what had happened and was happening, it was all so painfully predictable. Only days earlier, Slavia Prague were the visitors for the second-leg of the Europa League quarter-final, they were being outplayed, 4-1 was the score, Chelsea were rampant in the first-half. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS ” posts_category=”232″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] After the break, the familiar collapse occurred and Prague scored twice. The final score 4-3, Chelsea had held on, but only just. Had Chelsea not been so decisive in the opening period, a humiliating exit from Europe’s second-tier competition would have been a formality, such is this recent trend of switching off after the break. Afterwards, Sarri joked he should not talk to the players and see if that has an effect, whatever he is saying is clearly not having the desired one. When the Chelsea roadshow rolled into Anfield, there was genuine hope of an upset, there had been before when Liverpool last challenged for the league back in 2014. Chelsea had a real scare against Slavia Prague For 45 minutes, Chelsea held their own, but once they emerged from the tunnel in the second-half, the first sign of pressure and the Blues wilted like a thirsty sunflower, Liverpool scored twice, they only needed 142 seconds between either strike to settle this contest. But it was not the first time a Merseyside audience had seen the Blues self-combust. Everton had waited two years to beat a top six side and they had failed to win against Chelsea since 2015. Once again, Chelsea fell apart in the second-half, their defensive frailties exposed and Sarri put the situation down to a ‘mental problem’. “We played the best 45 minutes of the season,” said Sarri. “And then in the beginning of the second half, we stopped playing. “I do not know way. We did not defend. It is not a physical problem. If you have a physical problem you can go down gradually, not in one second. “It is difficult for the players to explain to me the change, and for me to explain to you the change. It is a mental block.” Chelsea were beaten 4-0 by Bournemouth Sarri had not issued a diagnosis when his side were obliterated 4-0 by Bournemouth in the second-half, while two of Manchester City’s six came after the break. They were also beaten at home, 1-0 by Leicester. Once upon a time, Chelsea were resilient, especially under Jose Mourinho. Capable of getting a goal and defending a lead or finding some way to fight back and take control if faced with adversity, that is now a distant memory. Whether it is their mental or physical resilience, Chelsea must address the matter quickly or they will find themselves in the same situation next season. [boxout headline=”Chelsea’s recent second-half results”]Chelsea 0-0 Burnley Chelsea 0-2 Slavia Prague Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea Everton 2-0 Chelsea Chelsea 1–1 Wolves Fulham 0-0 Chelsea City 2-0 Chelsea Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea Chelsea 0-1 Leicester[/boxout]
23 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER probably should have double-checked the stats before labelling Manchester City a bunch of “kickers”. United and Pep Guardiola’s side come head-to-head in a blockbuster Manchester derby at Old Trafford tomorrow night. The stats table shows Man Utd have committed the third-most fouls in the Prem, while City have made the fewest And Solskjaer ramped up the mindgames – or got in his excuses, depending on how you look at it – ahead of kick-off by saying City will resort to dark arts without the ball. But these statistics from Opta make a mockery of Ole’s claims. And, in fact, it is the red half of Manchester who are dirtiest without the ball. United have committed 395 fouls so far this season, behind only Everton (396) and leaders Brighton (417). The Red Devils – who were hammered 4-0 by Everton at Goodison on the weekend – are level with Newcastle but ahead of Fulham (392) and Watford (391). You have to go right to the bottom of the table to find City, who have committed just 291 fouls so far this campaign. DIRTY TRICKS And second bottom? It’s Prem leaders Liverpool on 303. That is a difference of 104 fouls between United and City in the Prem in 2018/19. Solskjaer faces a battle to finish in the top four and needs to win tomorrow’s home clash against champions City to keep up the pressure on Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal. Solskjaer, like his predecessor Jose Mourinho, believes City boss Guardiola’s beautiful game has a dark side to it when it comes to stopping other teams. He said: “We have got to be ready for the press, for their pressing. [web_component id=”web-component-score-predictor-2019″ url=”//www.thesun.co.uk/components_static/score-predictor-2019/score-predictor-2019.db351933.js” src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fcomponents_static%2Fdata%2Fiframe-sc.html%3Fid%3Dweb-component-score-predictor-2019%26script%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.thesun.co.uk%252Fcomponents_static%252Fscore-predictor-2019%252Fscore-predictor-2019.db351933.js”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Man Utd news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] “They have got quality on the ball, so we have got to defend well. “When we win it we have got to be ready for their aggression, because they will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you. “They are not going to allow us easy counter attacking because there will be fouls, I have absolutely no doubt about it, because when you watch those games they commit so many players forward and they will be stopping us as high as they can I think.” Rashford goes in on Digne during the 4-0 hammering at Goodison [bc_video video_id=”6029056799001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands strong derby reaction from Manchester United “]
23 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER probably should have double-checked the stats before labelling Manchester City a bunch of “kickers”. United and Pep Guardiola’s side come head-to-head in a blockbuster Manchester derby at Old Trafford tomorrow night. The stats table shows Man Utd have committed the third-most fouls in the Prem, while City have made the fewest And Solskjaer ramped up the mindgames – or got in his excuses, depending on how you look at it – ahead of kick-off by saying City will resort to dark arts without the ball. But these statistics from Opta make a mockery of Ole’s claims. And, in fact, it is the red half of Manchester who are dirtiest without the ball. United have committed 395 fouls so far this season, behind only Everton (396) and leaders Brighton (417). The Red Devils – who were hammered 4-0 by Everton at Goodison on the weekend – are level with Newcastle but ahead of Fulham (392) and Watford (391). You have to go right to the bottom of the table to find City, who have committed just 291 fouls so far this campaign. DIRTY TRICKS And second bottom? It’s Prem leaders Liverpool on 303. That is a difference of 104 fouls between United and City in the Prem in 2018/19. Solskjaer faces a battle to finish in the top four and needs to win tomorrow’s home clash against champions City to keep up the pressure on Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal. Solskjaer, like his predecessor Jose Mourinho, believes City boss Guardiola’s beautiful game has a dark side to it when it comes to stopping other teams. He said: “We have got to be ready for the press, for their pressing. [web_component id=”web-component-score-predictor-2019″ url=”//www.thesun.co.uk/components_static/score-predictor-2019/score-predictor-2019.db351933.js” src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fcomponents_static%2Fdata%2Fiframe-sc.html%3Fid%3Dweb-component-score-predictor-2019%26script%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.thesun.co.uk%252Fcomponents_static%252Fscore-predictor-2019%252Fscore-predictor-2019.db351933.js”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Man Utd news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] “They have got quality on the ball, so we have got to defend well. “When we win it we have got to be ready for their aggression, because they will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you. “They are not going to allow us easy counter attacking because there will be fouls, I have absolutely no doubt about it, because when you watch those games they commit so many players forward and they will be stopping us as high as they can I think.” Rashford goes in on Digne during the 4-0 hammering at Goodison [bc_video video_id=”6029056799001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands strong derby reaction from Manchester United “]
23 Apr 19
The Sun
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER probably should have double-checked the stats before labelling Manchester City a bunch of “kickers”. United and Pep Guardiola’s side come head-to-head in a blockbuster Manchester derby at Old Trafford tomorrow night. The stats table shows Man Utd have committed the third-most fouls in the Prem, while City have made the fewest And Solskjaer ramped up the mindgames – or got in his excuses, depending on how you look at it – ahead of kick-off by saying City will resort to dark arts without the ball. But these statistics from Opta make a mockery of Ole’s claims. And, in fact, it is the red half of Manchester who are dirtiest without the ball. United have committed 395 fouls so far this season, behind only Everton (396) and leaders Brighton (417). The Red Devils – who were hammered 4-0 by Everton at Goodison on the weekend – are level with Newcastle but ahead of Fulham (392) and Watford (391). You have to go right to the bottom of the table to find City, who have committed just 291 fouls so far this campaign. DIRTY TRICKS And second bottom? It’s Prem leaders Liverpool on 303. That is a difference of 104 fouls between United and City in the Prem in 2018/19. Solskjaer faces a battle to finish in the top four and needs to win tomorrow’s home clash against champions City to keep up the pressure on Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal. Solskjaer, like his predecessor Jose Mourinho, believes City boss Guardiola’s beautiful game has a dark side to it when it comes to stopping other teams. He said: “We have got to be ready for the press, for their pressing. [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Man Utd news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] “They have got quality on the ball, so we have got to defend well. “When we win it we have got to be ready for their aggression, because they will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you. “They are not going to allow us easy counter attacking because there will be fouls, I have absolutely no doubt about it, because when you watch those games they commit so many players forward and they will be stopping us as high as they can I think.” Rashford goes in on Digne during the 4-0 hammering at Goodison [bc_video video_id=”6029056799001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands strong derby reaction from Manchester United “]
23 Apr 19
S.R. Kinnear Furniture Company

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23 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
A MAN was battered by a gang of 15 thugs in a brutal attack in North Berwick over the weekend. The 22-year-old was left with “significant” facial injuries after the serious assault on High Street at around 10.10pm on Saturday night. A man was battered by 15 thugs in North Berwick Cops are probing the “disturbance” and are urging any potential witnesses to come forward. Detective Constable James Welsh from Lothians and Scottish Borders CID said: “This has been quite a large disturbance that left the victim with a number of painful injuries to his face. Cops tape off Kirkintilloch running track as they investigate sexual assault “North Berwick High Street was likely to have still had a number of people coming and going from the area at this time of the evening and anyone who saw what happened and has yet to contact police should do so immediately. “In addition, anyone who can provide any information that can help us identify those responsible is also urged to get in touch.” Those with information can contact Lothians and Scottish Borders CID via 101 and quote incident number 5532 of the 20th April. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”76″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] We told earlier how a dog walker was attacked by a spotty redheaded man who sprayed CS gas into her face as she walked her pooch in Edinburgh. The attack happened at around 6.15pm on Saturday evening on a footpath near to SKELF Bike Park in Bowmont Place. [bc_video video_id=”6027935857001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Cops seal off Glasgow street after man died following late night fight “] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
23 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
IRISH spuds are saving thousands of lives in one of the poorest parts of the world. Charity Concern Worldwide have said the simple potato has prevented a massive food crisis in Ethiopia. Farmer Ahimed Ali Mahamed – who is supported by Concern in Ethiopia – shows off his potato crop produce They introduced the Irish staple to the northern highland parts of South Wollo in 2007, which is regularly hit by drought. And it is thriving there 3000 metres above sea level, where other crops have failed. That is nearly three times the height of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, which is 1,038 metres above sea-level and where visitors can struggle to breathe. ENOUGH FOOD TO SURVIVE The success of the Irish potato means that four spots, Dessie Zuria, Tenta, Legambo and Delanta, which were known as hunger spots are now no longer in immediate need of humanitarian assistance. Their emergency response priority status was previously a one, meaning the situation is extremely urgent. But now it has dropped to the lowest level of three, meaning they need to be monitored but they have enough food to survive and be healthy. The crop is now feeding the 704,000 people who live in the four districts. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Concern’s Country Director for Ethiopia, Eileen Morrow said: “This incredible success has broken the cycle of dependence on emergency relief and restored dignity and hope in areas that have been hit by recurrent disasters. “It is very challenging to increase the yield of crops in high altitudes. Very little can thrive at 3,000 metres, but the Irish potato has proven to be a rare exception. Across Ethiopia, 8.86 million men, women and children are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the effects of drought. Irish potato storage in Ethiopia Concern Worldwide’s Ethiopia Country Director Eileen Morrow
23 Apr 19
The Sun
A RUSSIAN doctor mutilated and COOKED his lover after discovering she was transgender while having sex, police say. Mikhail Tikhonov, 27, is said to have confessed to murdering and dismembering Nina Surgutskaya, 25, in her flat. Nina Surgutskaya, 25, was murdered in her flat in Kursk, western Russia Her partner, medic Mikhail Tikhonov, has been charged with murder and mutilating a corpse He allegedly killed her in a rage when he learnt that she had undergone sex change surgery. A police report also says that the trained medic cooked some of his lover’s body parts in her oven and flushed some of her remains down the toilet. Tikhonov had enjoyed a night out with Nina in Kursk, western Russia, before the couple returned to her flat. They were having sex when he realised that she had undergone surgery. Police interrogators allege that he then strangled Nina on her bed. “He stopped only when she had no more signs of life,” the cops’ report claims. Tikhonov then tried to hide the murder by chopping up Nina’s corpse in the bathroom. The gruesome police report claims he “cut out her internal organs” and chopped them into small pieces which he flushed down the toilet. The doctor then carved off chunks of flesh which he “put into the oven”, roasting them “to evaporate excess liquid”. Tikhonov, who denied he was a cannibal, reportedly told police he had flushed the cooked human flesh down the toilet. He then packed Nina’s head and limbs into a suitcase and took her butchered remains to his flat, according to the crime report. Using a rasp, he sawed off her limbs and ribs, which he tossed into rubbish bins. At this point, police came to detain him after Nina’s mum reported her missing. Officers discovered the grisly sight of her head still attached to the spine – which he had covered in salt “to get rid of the smell”. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in World News” posts_category=”328″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] The report adds: “He had no time to get rid of these body parts as he was caught.” Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating a corpse. Nina  – who was born male – had been registered as female by the Russian authorities. Nina Surgutskaya had enjoyed an evening out with her boyfriend The 25-year-old was strangled in her bed, and her body was dismembered Nina Surgutskaya’s mum reported her missing in Kursk Nina  – who was born male – had been registered as female by the Russian authorities Cops discovered remains of the murder victim’s dismembered corpse Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating a corpse    
23 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
A RUSSIAN doctor mutilated and COOKED his lover after discovering she was transgender while having sex, police say. Mikhail Tikhonov, 27, is said to have confessed to murdering and dismembering Nina Surgutskaya, 25, in her flat. Nina Surgutskaya, 25, was murdered in her flat in Kursk, western Russia Her partner, medic Mikhail Tikhonov, has been charged with murder and mutilating a corpse He allegedly killed her in a rage when he learnt that she had undergone sex change surgery. A police report also says that the trained medic cooked some of his lover’s body parts in her oven and flushed some of her remains down the toilet. Tikhonov had enjoyed a night out with Nina in Kursk, western Russia, before the couple returned to her flat. They were having sex when he realised that she had undergone surgery. Police interrogators allege that he then strangled Nina on her bed. “He stopped only when she had no more signs of life,” the cops’ report claims. Tikhonov then tried to hide the murder by chopping up Nina’s corpse in the bathroom. The gruesome police report claims he “cut out her internal organs” and chopped them into small pieces which he flushed down the toilet. The doctor then carved off chunks of flesh which he “put into the oven”, roasting them “to evaporate excess liquid”. Tikhonov, who denied he was a cannibal, reportedly told police he had flushed the cooked human flesh down the toilet. He then packed Nina’s head and limbs into a suitcase and took her butchered remains to his flat, according to the crime report. Using a rasp, he sawed off her limbs and ribs, which he tossed into rubbish bins. At this point, police came to detain him after Nina’s mum reported her missing. Officers discovered the grisly sight of her head still attached to the spine – which he had covered in salt “to get rid of the smell”. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in World News” posts_category=”15″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] The report adds: “He had no time to get rid of these body parts as he was caught.” Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating a corpse. Nina  – who was born male – had been registered as female by the Russian authorities. Nina Surgutskaya had enjoyed an evening out with her boyfriend The 25-year-old was strangled in her bed, and her body was dismembered Nina Surgutskaya’s mum reported her missing in Kursk Nina  – who was born male – had been registered as female by the Russian authorities Cops discovered remains of the murder victim’s dismembered corpse Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating a corpse    
23 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
A RUSSIAN doctor mutilated and COOKED his lover after discovering she was transgender while having sex, police say. Mikhail Tikhonov, 27, is said to have confessed to murdering and dismembering Nina Surgutskaya, 25, in her flat. Nina Surgutskaya, 25, was murdered in her flat in Kursk, western Russia Her partner, medic Mikhail Tikhonov, has been charged with murder and mutilating a corpse He allegedly killed her in a rage when he learnt that she had undergone sex change surgery. A police report also says that the trained medic cooked some of his lover’s body parts in her oven and flushed some of her remains down the toilet. Tikhonov had enjoyed a night out with Nina in Kursk, western Russia, before the couple returned to her flat. They were having sex when he realised that she had undergone surgery. Police interrogators allege that he then strangled Nina on her bed. “He stopped only when she had no more signs of life,” the cops’ report claims. Tikhonov then tried to hide the murder by chopping up Nina’s corpse in the bathroom. The gruesome police report claims he “cut out her internal organs” and chopped them into small pieces which he flushed down the toilet. The doctor then carved off chunks of flesh which he “put into the oven”, roasting them “to evaporate excess liquid”. Tikhonov, who denied he was a cannibal, reportedly told police he had flushed the cooked human flesh down the toilet. He then packed Nina’s head and limbs into a suitcase and took her butchered remains to his flat, according to the crime report. Using a rasp, he sawed off her limbs and ribs, which he tossed into rubbish bins. At this point, police came to detain him after Nina’s mum reported her missing. Officers discovered the grisly sight of her head still attached to the spine – which he had covered in salt “to get rid of the smell”. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in World News” posts_category=”14″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] The report adds: “He had no time to get rid of these body parts as he was caught.” Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating a corpse. Nina  – who was born male – had been registered as female by the Russian authorities. Nina Surgutskaya had enjoyed an evening out with her boyfriend The 25-year-old was strangled in her bed, and her body was dismembered Nina Surgutskaya’s mum reported her missing in Kursk Nina  – who was born male – had been registered as female by the Russian authorities Cops discovered remains of the murder victim’s dismembered corpse Tikhonov, who was trained as a doctor, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of murder and mutilating a corpse    
23 Apr 19
The Sun
MEN are being warned about the dangers of Botox and cosmetic fillers – as more blokes get “tweakments”. Experts say men are feeling “just as much pressure as women” to have cosmetic procedures due to programmes like Love Island and Geordie Shore. Men are being warned about the risks of having cosmetic procedures as treatments are on the rise A BBC survey suggested that almost half of men aged between 18 and 30 “might consider” having a procedure. It also found that abdominal implants and Botox were the most common cosmetic procedures among those who’d had treatments. Save Face – the national register for professionals who provide non-surgical treatments – says they now get more men visiting their website than women. But they have also seen a dramatic rise in complaints from men too. Men ‘more vulnerable’ to botched ops Ashton Collins, from the group, said she is concerned some men may be more likely to fall victim to “botched” procedures because they are embarrassed to talk about wanting treatments. She told the BBC: “There is a definite trend of men seeking these procedures and in turn men who are suffering complications when procedures go wrong. [quote credit=”Ashton Collins” credit-meta=”Save Face”]For men, there is still a barrier to talk about it openly which can leave them falling in to the wrong hands[/quote] “For men, there is still a barrier to talk about it openly with friends as women would which can leave them falling foul to bad practice and falling in to the wrong hands. “There are a lot of men that are going on social media and finding the cheapest price they come across which inevitably leads to complications.” She said that images on social media and reality TV shows including Love Island and Geordie Shore are partly responsible for men wanting to change their bodies. Self-injected filler warning Medics yesterday warned of an increase in people using self-injected dermal and lip fillers, as well as potentially deadly “Brazilian butt lifts”. Nora Nugent, of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), raised concerns over so-called “cowboy injectors”, such as beauticians, who administer fillers without medical training. She warned that many are not qualified to safely assess patients or spot complications and called for restrictions on who can perform treatments. It comes after a woman who got fillers at a friend’s house during a boozy “Botox party” revealed she nearly lost her top lip after the botched procedure. The Department of Health and Social Care in England will launch a campaign next month to highlight the importance of being inform before having cosmetic work. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON COSMETIC SURGERY” term_id=”507″ posts_number=”12″ /] hey say that when procedures go wrong, it can not only impact a person’s mental and physical health, but also cost the NHS to fix it. A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “Anyone considering a cosmetic procedure should take the time to find a reputable, safe, and qualified practitioner, and make sure they understand the impact of any treatment on their physical and mental health. “We’re working to improve the safety of cosmetic procedures, through better training and clear information so that people can make informed decisions about their care.” [bc_video video_id=”5797921477001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Peter Andre reveals he’s quit Botox and wants to age gracefully like David Beckham on Good Morning Britain”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
23 Apr 19
ACN Newswire

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23 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
THEY say that the hardest part of running a marathon is training for a marathon. And with London Marathon just days away, it can be hard to trust that you’ve done enough to get over that glorious finish line. The big day is almost here – and you’ve done most of the hard work already At this stage, you should know what 20 miles feels like, what you’re having for breakfast on the day and what kit you’re wearing. But there are a few other last minute tips that’ll help to get you off to the most comfortable start. Last week 1. Plan where your supporters will be There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ll see your mates at mile 20…only to get there and not see anyone. Make sure you agree where they’ll be and that you’ll recognise each other. Take a photo of your kit so they know which colours to look out for and if they’ve got a banner, ask what’s going to be on it. 2. Book a massage for after the race You’re going to be tired. You’re going to hurt. So why not book yourself a treatment on Treatwell to reward your incredible achievement? Get a swedish massage or lymphatic drainage – nothing too intense but deep enough to force you into a state of relaxation. If you’ve played your cards right, you’ll have booked the Monday off work so why not spend that day basking in your glory? 3. Practice your race breakfast Having porridge and banana on race day? Make sure you’re used to eating it before the weekend Saucony ambassador and five-time Olympian, Jo Pavey, told us: “On the morning of the marathon, get up early enough to have your planned pre-race breakfast at the right time. “Before you race, make sure that you eat something that you’ve already tried before your long run. This will help to ensure that it doesn’t upset your stomach. Try something that has some easily digestible carbohydrates such as porridge with banana or perhaps some toast and nut butter. “It’s best to eat your pre-race breakfast at least 3 – 3 1/2 hours before the event.” 4. Find your crew It can feel a bit daunting running such a massive race on your own but solo runners can find a crew ahead of the big day. MyCrew is an app that helps connect you to events and activities in your area, whilst connecting you with local movers and shakers in your community helping you discover a new source of inspiration and motivation. Meet up with other runners on the day of the race and let them distract you for the first few miles into Greenwich. 5. Sleep more The final few days before a marathon can make or break your race. Training any more won’t make you fitter – but having some decent rest will. Saucony UK ambassador Anna Boniface won the 2017 London Marathon women’s mass race and her top tip is getting at least eight hours kip a night. “Also avoid any necessary physical activity – don’t decide to redecorate your house or start a cycle commute to work during your taper.” 6. Try some yoga Forget doing anything strenuous this week but do stretch out with some yoga This week should just be about staying moving. You don’t want to add any more pressure to your muscles but you don’t want to seize up either. Daisy Hughes is a yoga instructor at Another_Space and she told The Sun that yoga can be an effective injury prevention strategy for runners. “The core strength element to yoga will also enable you to run with increased efficiency and decreased energy expenditure. In short, a yoga practice will enhance your body’s ability to recover quicker after a long run so you can get back on the road for the next one!” Ahead of a race, you should aim for around two sessions but if you don’t have time for that, she recommends “incorporating a two minute forward fold into your lunch break every day”. 7. Do carb load… In the last two or three days before a marathon, eat more carbs to ensure that your glycogen stores are ready for race day. Last 48 hours 8…but not the day before race day Forget filling up with a pasta dinner just before the race. Marathon champ Anna advises having your main meal at lunchtime and then something light in the evening to avoid feeling too full. 9. Forget the curry Save the curry for after the marathon – not the day before You don’t want to eat anything too spicy or fatty the day before, or you might find that they cause you belly problems on the day. 10. Pack loo roll You just never know and the very last thing you want to do is have to run with a damp arse for 15 miles because there was no loo roll in the portaloo. 11. And kitchen towel You’re going to sweat and you’ll probably need to blow your nose. After a while, that sweat is going to destroy any kind of paper so carry a few pieces of kitchen towel which can stand the extra pressure. It’ll also mop your forehead without tearing and leaving bits of tissue stuck to it. 12. Get some energising nutrients Forget the Lucozade at this stage. Stay hydrated and energised with NOCCO’s BCCA-enriched drinks. Whilst caffeinated options are available, NOCCO offer a range of non-caffeinated, zero sugar and vitamin-packed drinks which are perfect for recovery and repair. NOCCO is made of BCAAs, branched chain amino acids – accessible protein. BCAAs are comprised of isoleucine, valine and leucine and when you work out, leucine depletes – something you need to replenish in order to stop muscles from breaking down. If you don’t want to be aching, add in BCCAs to your post-workout routine. Have a can ready before and after the race and have some after any of your recovery sessions this week. 13. Lay your kit out – pins and all “Get all your kit laid out and make sure you’ve worked out all your timings of when you’re going to eat, travel to the start line, warm up etc,” Jo said. 14. Set two alarms Don’t leave anything to chance. Even if you never sleep through alarms, just have two on the go in case. “Set at least two alarms to ensure you wake up on time,” advised Jo. “Make sure you’ve thought about things like taping your feet if your prone to blisters and applying Vaseline to sore areas.” On the day 15. Have your coffee Coffee not only wakes you up but will act as a useful laxative ahead of the race As well as waking you up, coffee is a useful laxative ahead of a marathon. You want to make sure that you’ve really emptied your bowels before leaving home so set yourself a couple of hours before you need to leave, and have a couple of coffees along with your breakfast. Coffee-poo, coffee-poo – that’s the motto. 16. Remember your painkillers Generally speaking, race organises advise you not to take any Ibuprofen ahead of marathons as it can put pressure on your internal organs. Make sure you’ve got some paracetamol on you for the course of the race (be careful not to take too many over a short period of time) and think about taking a couple before you set off at the start line if you anticipate any niggles. 17. And consider taking some Imodium Running can get things moving down below and pair that constant jogging with race day nerves, you’ve got the perfect recipe for portaloo madness. If you are worried, take an Imodium before leaving home. Just be sure not to take too many or you may find yourself struggling to use the loo for days after. 18. Don’t change a thing If you can run 20 miles on your own on a random Sunday morning, you can run 26.2 miles surrounded by hundreds of supporters shouting your name. What worked for you before will work for you this weekend. “Make sure that you’ve practiced your race day routine,” Virgin Active PT Klaudia Patyi-Mikola told The Sun. 19. Have a pre-race snack on you Yes, you’ve had your breakfast but by the time you’re at the start line, that porridge will seem like a distant memory. Have an energy bar, flapjack or banana – something small and easily digestible just before you start. Jo said: “Make sure you’re well hydrated, but only take sips in the last hour or so before the race. “I find I also like to have a little bit of an energy bar about 90 mins before just to top my energy levels up a bit. I often find it helpful to have part of an energy gel just before I start.” 19. Don’t start too fast Easier said than done but try to take it easy at the beginning and don’t let nerves get the better of you On the start line, it’s normal to feel nervous – just try to relax your breathing and remember that running a marathon is an exciting opportunity. If you channel your nerves in the right direction it will help you run well. “You’ve done all the hard training and now all you have to do is race!” said Jo. “Keep quite strictly to your planned pace, it may feel easy at first, but don’t feel tempted to go too fast to early on. Most best marathon times are run with an even pace or a negative split whereby the second half is run slightly quicker than the first half.” 20. Don’t be tempted by water stations If you’ve been drinking every five miles on your practice runs, don’t think about changing that on race day. There are going to be water stations all along the route – but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop at every one. Drink too much and you’ll not only find yourself queuing for portaloos but you may also start to get cramp. 21…but do plan your hydration “Fluids are so important to keep on top of – ahead of the race and while ticking off the miles,” Rich Edmonds, co-founder of Runderwear told The Sun. “Not only to keep the body hydrated and functioning at its best, but also to reduce the risk of chafing. If you are dehydrated, your body is unable to flush salts away from your skin as easily. “Drink lots of water before, during, and after, allowing you to perspire freely so the perspiration doesn’t dry into salt crystals that can enhance the chafing.” Jo said: “Take on water/sports drinks and gels during the race, you should have hopefully been able to practise this during your long run in training. “It’s important to take on fuel during the race as most runners only have enough glycogen stores to last 18 miles or so, so failure to take some energy on board early on will result in hitting the dreaded wall! It’s useful to know where the drink/ gel stations will be on the course and which brand will be provided.” 22. Mentally set yourself small goals for race day You wouldn’t be normal if the idea of running 26.2 miles didn’t fill you with horror. But breaking the race up into 5k or mile splits will make it much easier to deal with on the day. “When things get tough, use positive self-talk, tell yourself you can do it and think of all the people that have supported you and think how great you’ll feel when you finish,” Jo said. 23. Focus on a mantra Many runners find it helpful to use a mantra so find a “power praise” for the hard moments. Anna’s mantra is “Run Brave”. If it’s your first marathon, try something like “I’m a trainee marathoner”. That gives you the mental space to make and accept any mistakes as a trainee, and to take any pressure off. Focus on maintaining your running style and think about how each footstep is taking you nearer to your goal. 24. Run in a straight line This might sound obvious but you clock up quite a few extra miles over the course of a marathon race if you’re moving about from one side of the road to another. There’ll be white lines painted onto the ground and if you can, follow them. They mark the most exact 26.2 route. It’s hard enough running that distance without adding any extra bits on. 25. Most importantly, enjoy it Remember, not everyone who applies gets a place in this race. In fact, some people apply seven years on the trot and never get a spot – so you’re mega lucky. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON LONDON MARATHON” term_id=”14329″ posts_number=”12″ /] This is your race, your moment to see what you can do. It’ll be one of the best days of your life – as long as you’re prepared. Good luck! We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
23 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
THEY say that the hardest part of running a marathon is training for a marathon. And with London Marathon just days away, it can be hard to trust that you’ve done enough to get over that glorious finish line. The big day is almost here – and you’ve done most of the hard work already At this stage, you should know what 20 miles feels like, what you’re having for breakfast on the day and what kit you’re wearing. But there are a few other last minute tips that’ll help to get you off to the most comfortable start. Last week 1. Plan where your supporters will be There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ll see your mates at mile 20…only to get there and not see anyone. Make sure you agree where they’ll be and that you’ll recognise each other. Take a photo of your kit so they know which colours to look out for and if they’ve got a banner, ask what’s going to be on it. 2. Book a massage for after the race You’re going to be tired. You’re going to hurt. So why not book yourself a treatment on Treatwell to reward your incredible achievement? Get a swedish massage or lymphatic drainage – nothing too intense but deep enough to force you into a state of relaxation. If you’ve played your cards right, you’ll have booked the Monday off work so why not spend that day basking in your glory? 3. Practice your race breakfast Having porridge and banana on race day? Make sure you’re used to eating it before the weekend Saucony ambassador and five-time Olympian, Jo Pavey, told us: “On the morning of the marathon, get up early enough to have your planned pre-race breakfast at the right time. “Before you race, make sure that you eat something that you’ve already tried before your long run. This will help to ensure that it doesn’t upset your stomach. Try something that has some easily digestible carbohydrates such as porridge with banana or perhaps some toast and nut butter. “It’s best to eat your pre-race breakfast at least 3 – 3 1/2 hours before the event.” 4. Find your crew It can feel a bit daunting running such a massive race on your own but solo runners can find a crew ahead of the big day. MyCrew is an app that helps connect you to events and activities in your area, whilst connecting you with local movers and shakers in your community helping you discover a new source of inspiration and motivation. Meet up with other runners on the day of the race and let them distract you for the first few miles into Greenwich. 5. Sleep more The final few days before a marathon can make or break your race. Training any more won’t make you fitter – but having some decent rest will. Saucony UK ambassador Anna Boniface won the 2017 London Marathon women’s mass race and her top tip is getting at least eight hours kip a night. “Also avoid any necessary physical activity – don’t decide to redecorate your house or start a cycle commute to work during your taper.” 6. Try some yoga Forget doing anything strenuous this week but do stretch out with some yoga This week should just be about staying moving. You don’t want to add any more pressure to your muscles but you don’t want to seize up either. Daisy Hughes is a yoga instructor at Another_Space and she told The Sun that yoga can be an effective injury prevention strategy for runners. “The core strength element to yoga will also enable you to run with increased efficiency and decreased energy expenditure. In short, a yoga practice will enhance your body’s ability to recover quicker after a long run so you can get back on the road for the next one!” Ahead of a race, you should aim for around two sessions but if you don’t have time for that, she recommends “incorporating a two minute forward fold into your lunch break every day”. 7. Do carb load… In the last two or three days before a marathon, eat more carbs to ensure that your glycogen stores are ready for race day. Last 48 hours 8…but not the day before race day Forget filling up with a pasta dinner just before the race. Marathon champ Anna advises having your main meal at lunchtime and then something light in the evening to avoid feeling too full. 9. Forget the curry Save the curry for after the marathon – not the day before You don’t want to eat anything too spicy or fatty the day before, or you might find that they cause you belly problems on the day. 10. Pack loo roll You just never know and the very last thing you want to do is have to run with a damp arse for 15 miles because there was no loo roll in the portaloo. 11. And kitchen towel You’re going to sweat and you’ll probably need to blow your nose. After a while, that sweat is going to destroy any kind of paper so carry a few pieces of kitchen towel which can stand the extra pressure. It’ll also mop your forehead without tearing and leaving bits of tissue stuck to it. 12. Get some energising nutrients Forget the Lucozade at this stage. Stay hydrated and energised with NOCCO’s BCCA-enriched drinks. Whilst caffeinated options are available, NOCCO offer a range of non-caffeinated, zero sugar and vitamin-packed drinks which are perfect for recovery and repair. NOCCO is made of BCAAs, branched chain amino acids – accessible protein. BCAAs are comprised of isoleucine, valine and leucine and when you work out, leucine depletes – something you need to replenish in order to stop muscles from breaking down. If you don’t want to be aching, add in BCCAs to your post-workout routine. Have a can ready before and after the race and have some after any of your recovery sessions this week. 13. Lay your kit out – pins and all “Get all your kit laid out and make sure you’ve worked out all your timings of when you’re going to eat, travel to the start line, warm up etc,” Jo said. 14. Set two alarms Don’t leave anything to chance. Even if you never sleep through alarms, just have two on the go in case. “Set at least two alarms to ensure you wake up on time,” advised Jo. “Make sure you’ve thought about things like taping your feet if your prone to blisters and applying Vaseline to sore areas.” On the day 15. Have your coffee Coffee not only wakes you up but will act as a useful laxative ahead of the race As well as waking you up, coffee is a useful laxative ahead of a marathon. You want to make sure that you’ve really emptied your bowels before leaving home so set yourself a couple of hours before you need to leave, and have a couple of coffees along with your breakfast. Coffee-poo, coffee-poo – that’s the motto. 16. Remember your painkillers Generally speaking, race organises advise you not to take any Ibuprofen ahead of marathons as it can put pressure on your internal organs. Make sure you’ve got some paracetamol on you for the course of the race (be careful not to take too many over a short period of time) and think about taking a couple before you set off at the start line if you anticipate any niggles. 17. And consider taking some Imodium Running can get things moving down below and pair that constant jogging with race day nerves, you’ve got the perfect recipe for portaloo madness. If you are worried, take an Imodium before leaving home. Just be sure not to take too many or you may find yourself struggling to use the loo for days after. 18. Don’t change a thing If you can run 20 miles on your own on a random Sunday morning, you can run 26.2 miles surrounded by hundreds of supporters shouting your name. What worked for you before will work for you this weekend. “Make sure that you’ve practiced your race day routine,” Virgin Active PT Klaudia Patyi-Mikola told The Sun. 19. Have a pre-race snack on you Yes, you’ve had your breakfast but by the time you’re at the start line, that porridge will seem like a distant memory. Have an energy bar, flapjack or banana – something small and easily digestible just before you start. Jo said: “Make sure you’re well hydrated, but only take sips in the last hour or so before the race. “I find I also like to have a little bit of an energy bar about 90 mins before just to top my energy levels up a bit. I often find it helpful to have part of an energy gel just before I start.” 19. Don’t start too fast Easier said than done but try to take it easy at the beginning and don’t let nerves get the better of you On the start line, it’s normal to feel nervous – just try to relax your breathing and remember that running a marathon is an exciting opportunity. If you channel your nerves in the right direction it will help you run well. “You’ve done all the hard training and now all you have to do is race!” said Jo. “Keep quite strictly to your planned pace, it may feel easy at first, but don’t feel tempted to go too fast to early on. Most best marathon times are run with an even pace or a negative split whereby the second half is run slightly quicker than the first half.” 20. Don’t be tempted by water stations If you’ve been drinking every five miles on your practice runs, don’t think about changing that on race day. There are going to be water stations all along the route – but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop at every one. Drink too much and you’ll not only find yourself queuing for portaloos but you may also start to get cramp. 21…but do plan your hydration “Fluids are so important to keep on top of – ahead of the race and while ticking off the miles,” Rich Edmonds, co-founder of Runderwear told The Sun. “Not only to keep the body hydrated and functioning at its best, but also to reduce the risk of chafing. If you are dehydrated, your body is unable to flush salts away from your skin as easily. “Drink lots of water before, during, and after, allowing you to perspire freely so the perspiration doesn’t dry into salt crystals that can enhance the chafing.” Jo said: “Take on water/sports drinks and gels during the race, you should have hopefully been able to practise this during your long run in training. “It’s important to take on fuel during the race as most runners only have enough glycogen stores to last 18 miles or so, so failure to take some energy on board early on will result in hitting the dreaded wall! It’s useful to know where the drink/ gel stations will be on the course and which brand will be provided.” 22. Mentally set yourself small goals for race day You wouldn’t be normal if the idea of running 26.2 miles didn’t fill you with horror. But breaking the race up into 5k or mile splits will make it much easier to deal with on the day. “When things get tough, use positive self-talk, tell yourself you can do it and think of all the people that have supported you and think how great you’ll feel when you finish,” Jo said. 23. Focus on a mantra Many runners find it helpful to use a mantra so find a “power praise” for the hard moments. Anna’s mantra is “Run Brave”. If it’s your first marathon, try something like “I’m a trainee marathoner”. That gives you the mental space to make and accept any mistakes as a trainee, and to take any pressure off. Focus on maintaining your running style and think about how each footstep is taking you nearer to your goal. 24. Run in a straight line This might sound obvious but you clock up quite a few extra miles over the course of a marathon race if you’re moving about from one side of the road to another. There’ll be white lines painted onto the ground and if you can, follow them. They mark the most exact 26.2 route. It’s hard enough running that distance without adding any extra bits on. 25. Most importantly, enjoy it Remember, not everyone who applies gets a place in this race. In fact, some people apply seven years on the trot and never get a spot – so you’re mega lucky. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON LONDON MARATHON” term_id=”14329″ posts_number=”12″ /] This is your race, your moment to see what you can do. It’ll be one of the best days of your life – as long as you’re prepared. Good luck! We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours