Physical fitness can be tested and assessed through various ways. Maximum Strength 1. The one repetition max test using free weights or multi-gym equipment. Add weight gradually to work to maximum you can lift. Allow recovery between each lift. 2. Hand grip dynamometer test is used to measure hand grip strength. The handle of the equipment is squeezed as hard as possible. The equipment will give readings of the strength of the grip. Muscular Power a. Standing Broad Jump – stand with feet comfortably apart behind a start line; bend knees, jump as far as possible. Measure the distance. b. Sergeant Jump – stand next to a wall, reach up with arm nearest to the wall, and mark the highest point you can reach with both feet planted on the ground. Chalk your fingertips and leap upwards marking the wall at the highest point. Measure the distance between marks. Muscular Endurance 1. Sit ups Test – measures muscular endurance of abdominal muscles. Lie on the floor with knees bent, hands across the chest and feet flat on the floor. Raise your trunk until your elbows are touching the knees. Then lower yourself to the floor again. Complete as many as possible within 30 seconds Men Women High Score >26 >23 Low Score <21 <17 2. Press-up Test – measures muscular endurance of chest and shoulder muscles. Complete as many as possible in 60 seconds. Speed 30m speed test. Mark the start line, then measure 30m from the start line, mark the finish line. Stand 20m behind the start line, get a partner to record your speed in seconds from the moment you cross the start line to the finish line. At go sprint as fast as you can from there to the finish. Men Women High Score <7.2 seconds <7.8 seconds Low Score>9.1 seconds >9.7 seconds Agility Illinois Agility 50m shuttle run test An area is marked for a shuttle including a start and a finish. Lying face down on the floor behind a starting line, leap to your feet and complete the designated course which involves running around a series of obstacles in the shortest time. Men Women High Score <15.9 seconds <17.8 seconds Low Score>18.8 seconds >23.4 seconds Balance Stork Stand Stand comfortably on both feet with hands on hips. Lift one leg and place the toes on the knee of the other. Raise the heel of the planted foot and stand on toes for as long as possible. High score – >49 seconds Low score – <10 seconds Coordination Alternate Hand Wall Toss Test Stand two metres from wall, toss a tennis ball from right hand to wall and catch it with your left hand. Repeat using alternate hand for 30 seconds. High score ->35 catches Low score – <20 catches Reaction Time This can be measured by computerised programmes that ask for a response as quickly as possible to a stimulus such as a sound or visual cue. Reaction time is a person’s speed of reaction to a stimulus. It depends on the efficiency of the nervous system (sensory and motor) and high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibres. Flexibility Sit and reach test for hamstring flexibility Turn a bench on its side, tape a ruler on top, sit with feet flat against the bench, legs straight and slowly reach forward as far as you can. The distance the fingertips reached on the ruler is recorded. Male Female High score 11cm and above 16cm and above Low score Less than -5cm less than 1cm Shoulder hyperextension test for the chest and shoulders Lie face down on the floor with arms stretched out in front, hold a metre rule with hands shoulder width apart. Raise your arms as high as possible, keeping your chin on the ground and stick parallel to the floor. The height is measured. Male Female High score 41cm and above 46cm and above Low score 0-10cm 0-15cm Body Composition Modern testing equipment can take skinfold measurement using calliper and reference tables. The BMI can also be used. BMI=Weight (kg)/Height squared (m2) Underweight - <20 Overweight – 25-30 Obese ->30
The Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Crimes Unit at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has trained traditional and community leaders on how to report SGBV in their various areas. The training was sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and held in the Conference Hall of the Gbarnga Justice and Security Regional Hub in Bong County. It brought together 22 participants who came from Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Grand Kru, River Gee and Maryland counties. Hosted with the traditional leaders to help them reduce the high rate of SGBV in the country, the training took place under the theme, “Improving Community Response to SGBV.” Participants were allowed to share their experiences in reporting SGBV cases, gaps/challenges, lessons learnt and recommendations to mitigate those challenges. Moreover, participants were made to understand and appreciate their roles in handling SGBV cases in their respective communities. They were informed about free medical, treatment, examination and psychosocial services available and accessible for survivors and the importance of prompt reporting, availing oneself to the hospital immediately after an abuse and cooperating with the police during investigation and the crimes unit during prosecution. Topics that were presented during the training were on basically on SGBV Crimes and Laws, SGBV Referral Pathway with a focus on the role of the family, health care providers, Police and SGBV crimes unit, the purpose of the SGBV Crimes Unit 24 hours hotline service as well as psychosocial services, victim centered approach in handling SGBV cases, prosecutorial services and case prosecution.Cllr. H. Deddeh Jomah Wilson, Acting Chief Prosecutor of SGBV Crimes Unit said the workshop was conducted to minimize the culture of silence and impunity as incidences of SGBV continue to be alarming in some parts of the country, and under-reported in other counties. It aims to strengthen and promote communities’ and civil society participation and cooperation in strategies at minimizing rape law, thus reducing the resort to violence or alternative practice of justice such as mob violence or compromise, to ensure that survivors of SGBV have access to justice regardless of their location.The participants recommended that similar training should be conducted in their respective communities for community dwellers, who live in small or remote towns and villages and have no prior experience with the legal system, and do not know what to do in sexual violence cases, to encourage them to come forward by reporting and pursuing their cases. They promised to share their knowledge acquired from the training, as well as hold community meetings, to ensure that the fliers/posters containing public education messages in simple English about rape and other forms of SGBV they received are placed in crowded places such as markets, parking stations, video clubs and school campuses as their contribution to the Unit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Sport enthusiasts and supporters were treated to an exhibition of talent and skill on Saturday evening as the third annual Aliann Pompey Invitational (API) was hosted at the Leonora Track and Field facility on the West Coast of Demerara.Kyle Greaux of Trinidad & Tobago (centre) exhales after winning the Men’s A Class 200m ahead of Dominican Republic’s Yancarlos Martinez (second left) and Guyana’s Winston George (second right) respectivelyBoth local and foreign athletes converged at the synthetic track facility to compete for a number of prizes and the bragging rights of being the best in the Caribbean.In a thrilling men’s 100 metres, local boy Emanuel Archibald clocked an impressive 10.29s to cop the top spot ahead of his Guyanese and Caribbean counterparts.On the other hand, it was the foreign-based athletes who dominated the female 100m event. As expected, Jamaica’s Jonielle Smith clocked a swift 11.32s to cross the line in first place. She was closely followed by Tawanna Meadow in 11.41s; the final podium spot was taken by Trinidad and Tobago’s Reyare Thomas with 11.48s.In what was his first outing in Guyana, Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medallist Troy Doris missed out on the top three of his triple jump event. Admitting that he was hindered by his injury, Doris leaped to 16.09m, just one metre short of Donald Scott’s 17.22m which copped first place.Another thriller for the evening’s activities came in the 800m men’s event. Although the crowd was sure that a Guyanese would take the race, it was Quamel Prince who outran the bunch to clock a time of 1:48.70s. Guyana’s Devaun Barrington was just a few seconds short with 1:51.87s and had to settle for second place while Anfernee Headecker came in third with 1:52.98s.The headline event for the Invitational was the men’s 400m race, which attracted participation from London 2012 Olympic gold winner Kirani James. In what looked to be Guyanese Winston George’s race within the first 250m, the tide quickly turned when James went into overdrive. James, who was coming back into competition after suffering from Grave’s disease throughout 2017, eventually cruised to first place with a time of 44.99s, which is surely not his best but it was the track’s fastest 400m ever. Second place went to Nigeria’s Chidi Okezie with 45.97s. George made sure the Golden Arrowhead would be featured on the podium with his third-place run of 46.13s. The up and coming Arinze Chance finished in fourth place, which meant that Daniel Williams would miss out on the top spots despite his urge to challenge the Olympian.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s remarkably creative architecture. … It will be another signature piece for Glendale,” said Mayor Dave Weaver, who sits on the Redevelopment Agency along with his fellow council members. The building would have 287 units and would be narrow along the north and south sides, and wide along the east and west sides. “How this architect has come up with this slim design is beyond me,” City Councilman Frank Quintero said. “I’m very impressed.” In addition to the “sky gardens” incorporated in the building itself, the project would have several rooftop gardens because parts of the building would be at different heights. The Redevelopment Agency already gave the project preliminary approval in November, but it had to come back before the panel again Tuesday because of new building standards the city has since adopted. GLENDALE – Praising its unique architecture, city officials gave the initial go-ahead Tuesday for a 24-story luxury condo project downtown. The Redevelopment Agency voted 4-0 to approve the project, but it will have to come back later for final approval. The building would sit in the 600 block of North Central Avenue, just south of the Ventura Freeway. Designed by Scott Johnson, director of USC’s master of architecture program, the Verdugo Gardens condo project would have 10 gardens set into the facades at different levels and visible from the street. Each “sky garden,” as the developer is calling them, would have a different theme. Landscape architects have plans for a “cloud garden,” a “forest garden” and a “night sky garden,” among others. The project is expected to come back before the agency for final approval before the end of the year. Construction would begin in 2007 and take two years. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Joe Brolly was Off The BallFORMER Derry great and TV pundit Joe Brolly has taken to the airwaves – this time on radio – to have a go at Jim McGuinness.Brolly was reacting to McGuinness’ Irish Times column on Tuesday in which he suggested new ways of ending defensive football.Brolly could be heard on Off The Ball on NewsTalk to expand on an earlier tweet slagging off the former Donegal manager. “It’s a bit like the inventor of myxomatosis lamenting the fact that rabbits are dying. Jim’s obviously someone who’s keen on his legacy and all of that and it doesn’t take a genius to work out what’s happened to the game and once teams started to try and mimic Donegal’s style, then it was obvious what was going to happen,” said Brolly.“I mean I have to say that I did enjoy the column. But I did think it was breath-taking itself in its audacity.”And instead of McGuinness solution on having at least three players in the attacking zone at all times for teams in a match, Brolly shared his own idea of how to prevent overly defensive football.“I’m not sure the three up solution will work. I know I’ve been peddling this for a couple of years but my solution has always been the kickout solution – only the four midfielders between the 45s for the kickout and the ball isn’t live until it’s touched between the 45s. If the goalie doesn’t kick it as far as the 45, then it’s a 30 metre free-in in front of goals,” he said. Plus he shared a expletive-sprinkled example of fans’ frustration at the prevailing conservative style of football.“I said to the Derry chairman two weeks ago – we were at a function – I said, ‘Are you going to stand over this? You’re responsible to us, the people of Derry, the guys who aren’t allowed to play club football to watch this s***, so this can be purveyed – nine, 10, 12, 13 men behind the ball, conceding 100% of the kickouts. Are you going to stand over this?’” Brolly continued.“And the crowd shouting – can you curse on this programme? – ‘Kick the f***ing thing!’ You can hear the people screaming all around us: ‘Jesus! Would you kick the f-‘ and boys refusing, turning and hand-passing back and kicking it laterally’. You just hear everybody becoming enraged.”The podcast is here:http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Off_The_Ball/GAA_on_Off_The_Ball/148490/Joe_Brolly_Billy_Joe_and_McHale_on_defensive_football LISTEN: PUNDIT JOE BROLLY SLAMS ‘AUDACITY’ OF JIM McGUINNESS ON DENFENSIVE FOOTBALL COMMENTS was last modified: July 13th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalJim McGuinnessJOE BROLLY
The victorious Donegal Mountain Rescue TeamThey are well and truly the pride of Donegal.The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team Team were the outright Winners of the Irelander 4 Peak Challenge and also Emergency Service winners.The guys managed to climb four peaks in four provinces in less than 48 hours! The DMRT runners/summit team were Leo Murray, Dara McNulty and Brendan McDyer, while Norman Miller and Hugh Dillon were the drivers.Who says we haven’t got the best (and the quickest) mountain rescue team in the country? DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE ‘TEAM’ UP TO DO THE BUSINESS! was last modified: April 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal mountain rescue teamIrelander 4 Peaks Challenge
A Donegal man sent to live with nuns at a Derry children’s home has said being brought up there was like “being reared by the Taliban.”The man, now aged 65, was giving evidence at the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) which is investigating abuse claims against children’s residential institutions from 1922 to 1995.The inquiry is currently focusing on claims against two homes run by the Sisters of Nazareth in Derry – Nazareth House Children’s Home in Bishop Street and St Joseph’s Home, Termonbacca at Southway ajdacent to the city’s Creggan estate. The witness, who stayed in Termonbacca during the 1950s told the inquiry – being held in Banbridge in Co Down and chaired by retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart – he witnessed a 10-year-old boy being raped and an eight-year-old boy being sexually abused.He said to avoid sexual abuse he lay at night soaked in urine.The Donegal man said he ran away from the home on many occasions and every time he was brought back “the beatings would start.”He said when he complained about the abuse to a priest after leaving the home, he was told he was the “product of an evil and satanic relationship.” The added: ”That was the day I left the Catholic Church.”The witness said by telling the truth was “setting me free.”He added: “I have come here to tell the truth and as I am reaching out, I am reaching out in healing and trying to forgive, but at this moment I cannot.“I have waited 65 years to say this. When I was reared by the Sisters of the Congregation of Nazareth it was equivalent to being reared by the Taliban, such was their sadism, their lack of empathy, their fundamentalism, their lack of dignity to the little helpless boy.”He said he later discovered he had five sisters – all sent to stay with nuns in Bishop Street in Derry, just over a mile away. He didn’t know they were there. DONEGAL MAN TELLS ABUSE INQUIRY: “IT WAS LIKE BEING BROUGHT UP BY THE TALIBAN’ was last modified: January 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abusepaedophilesSisters of NazarethTermonbacca
The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has come through an assessment giving them a license to respond to emergency calls across the region for the next three years until 2017. The team face various rescue scenarios.The team and their governing body insist on operating the highest standard during response calls to people caught in dangerous situations across the county.Two assessors put your local mountain rescue team through the paces from 8.30pm until after midnight on Friday night( Admin capability approval) and then again from 10.00am this morning til 1.30pm today ( Mountain Rescue capabilities approval). The assessment scenario was based on a “call-out” from a solo hill walker that sustained a suspected lower leg fracture while walking in the eastern region of the Bluestack mountains.The Incident Control Unit was deployed to, and based at, the car park between Lough Mourne and Biddy’s of Barnes pub.A hasty team was deployed to locate the casualty, followed by two self contained ( ie, fully equipped) Search & Rescue Units.Donegal Mountain RescueThe casualty was located on steep ground and treated by a Team medic while the rest of us set up belay systems to ensure a safe and fast extraction to the road side. At the following debrief, the two independent Assessors told the team what they seen and thought of them, as your local mountain rescue team.And the great news is that the team passed with flying colours. Your local mountain rescue team are validated for another 3 years with the next assessment scheduled for 2017.The second Assessor said “be proud to be a member of Donegal MRT” and he would be proud to a part of us.The best news of all is that Donegal MRT are now invited to join one assessor’s Team for winter training in Scotland and we are in the planning stages of partaking in a multi team exercise based on the mountainous and extreme regions of Connaught.Please remember, all members of Donegal MRT are volunteers. While we give up our free time voluntarily, we can not survive without your contributions on street collection days. DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO OPERATE FOR NEXT THREE YEARS was last modified: May 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:assessmentdonegalDonegal Mountain Rescue
Buncrana Sinn Fein Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has questioned why during one of the most important council meetings in Donegal’s history, did Fianna Fáil Cllr Rena Donaghey leave the vote.He said: “Cllr Donaghey and Fianna Fáil must have known that the Donegal county council budget meeting could again run late and I believe that she should have cancelled all other diary commitments for the day and arranged for a substitute teacher to take her VEC class.”The Inishowen councillor said this was a time to make a determined stand for the people of Buncrana, Inishowen and Donegal. “The historic moment has been lost and it is clearly a result of Cllr Rena donaghey’s decision to leave early and the shameful u-turn by independent Cllr John Campbell.“What should have been the beginning of a stand against the huge cuts to our roads, housing and water budgets as well as increased family taxes; a stand that would have shone a national spotlight on donegal, has been lost and I believe that Cllr Donaghey and Fianna Fáil let down the people they were elected to represent”.SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR CLLR DONAGHEY AFTER COUNCIL BUDGET – CLLR McLAUGHLIN was last modified: January 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinCLLR RENA DONAGHEYcouncil budget
The Otway Golf Club’s Captain’s drive-in which was due to take place tomorrow (SUN) has been postponed.A new date has yet to be arranged. GOLF: OTWAY GOLF CLUB DRIVE-IN POSTPONED was last modified: February 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)