DD Fitness: How Lent can help you achieve your goals?

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s fitness guru Emmet Rushe explains how you can achieve your goals this Lent. We have entered the season of Lent.Over the next 6 weeks’ millions of Christians will commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries a form of penance. Lent is traditionally described as fasting for 40 days in commemoration of the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert.This is something that most people who set out on can complete.Their faith is the driving force behind their goals and this faith is what keeps them on track when things get inevitably difficult during the 6 weeks of abstinence.In a normal situation, when someone sets out on a goal, quite often the goal is never reached. The difficulties that arise can be their downfall and lead them off course and eventually into giving up.Why is it then that when it comes to Lent, people seem to have more will power?It is because of their faith.With this, they have something that is greater than their wants and needs.When you abstain from something to achieve a goal, the goal must be greater than the pull of what you are abstaining from. If it isn’t, you will inevitably fail.During lent, the goal is to follow what Jesus did, and to abstain for the 6-week period.The thought of straying from this, the guilt of failing during this time and the sense of achievement that they have carried out something for their faith and for God is enough to keep most on track.This can be used to your advantage during this time. If you normally struggle with goals, Lent could be what helps you to succeed this time.You will have a reason greater than what you are abstaining fromYou will have likeminded people who are starting similar journeys. You have a reason that people WILL NOT question. Once you say why you are abstaining, there are no questions asked. All 3 of these combined, will increase your chances of success tenfold.So, get started, find support and use these next 6 weeks to break habits, achieve goals and finally find success.#leanin2019We are always welcoming new members into our Lean in 2019 program.Our course starts on April 1stIf you would like to pre-book your place you can contact me though the link below * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: How Lent can help you achieve your goals? was last modified: March 2nd, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:dd fitnessemmet rushelast_img read more

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Mandela opera set for world premiere

By on December 18, 2019

first_img19 May 2014 Madiba: The African Opera – a dramatic musical retelling of Nelson Mandela’s life featuring little-known stories from his childhood – will have its world premiere at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Friday, 23 May. The opera is the brainchild of Mandela’s cousin Unathi Mtirara, a theatre artist and chief executive of Opera South Africa, who wrote the libretto based on history garnered in part from Mandela himself. The music is composed by Sibusiso Njeza and conducted by Johannesburg Chamber Orchestra conductor Kutlwano Masote. The opera will run in Pretoria until 1 June before moving to Mandela’s home village Qunu in the Eastern Cape for a special one-off performance at the Nelson Mandela Museum on 18 July, the late statesman’s birthday. Thereafter, it will run at The Opera House in Port Elizabeth – Africa’s oldest opera house – from 19 to 31 July.Stories of hope Speaking to SAinfo last week, Mtirara said the opera “all started about two years ago, when I was trying to write a book to document the history about my family and the contribution we have played in today’s South Africa. “My great-great-grandfather was among the kings who founded the ANC [African National Congress] in 1912; my great-grandfather raised Nelson Mandela; my grandfather was Nelson Mandela’s first hero, but you don’t hear much about them in his history, so I wanted to highlight those forgotten heroes,” Mtirara said. “The stories I chose of [Mandela’s] life are those that I think should give hope to a young man growing up in a village somewhere. To know that the circumstances of today may not dictate your tomorrow, there was once an icon who grew up in similar conditions to you and he believed that one day the world would be a better place for us all.”‘It must leave a legacy’ Mtirara remembers the times he spent with Mandela: “I always had the best times with him, he would tell me stories of how mischievous they were with my grandfather Justice and what they got up to as young men. One of the things he taught me was that If I involve myself in something or if I agree to do something, it must leave a legacy. I always carry those words around with me.” Mandela was modest, says Mtirara, adding that for him was not about “being related to Mandela – it was always the other way around – he respected tradition and protocol; he is from a [more] junior house than mine, and he always respected that.”Stealing the king’s cows Madiba: The African Opera tells the story of Madiba’s clan and how his family lost its seat in the traditional leadership of the kingdom after his father, Chief Gadla Mphakanyiswa, refused to appear before a white magistrate in Mthatha. After the death of his father, the young Mandela is raised by the Regent King Jongintaba Mtirara along with his cousin, Justice Mtirara. After attending a Wesleyan college, Mandela goes to Fort Hare but is asked to leave after being involved in a boycott against the university’s policies. Back at home, Mandela and his cousin reject arranged marriages proposed by the king, and agree to steal the king’s cows so they can run away to Johannesburg. It is in Johannesburg, where he witnesses a system which forbids black people from owning land, travelling, or voting, that Mandela joins the African National Congress. The story follows the creation of the Freedom Charter, the start of Mandela’s relationship and marriage to Winnie Madikizela, his arrest, the Rivonia trial and the years spent on Robben Island. The opera concludes with his liberation after 27 years in a cell and his inauguration as the country’s first democratically elected president. The role of Mandela in the opera is played by baritone and professional opera singer Thabang Senekal. Mandela’s father Gadla Mphakanyiswa is played by Mziyanda Zitha, his mother Noqaphi Nosekeni by Nonhlanhla Yende, Chief Justice Mtirara by Sipho Fubesi, Winnie Madikizela by Sbongile Mngoma, Chief Albert Luthuli by well-known actor Sello Maake Ka Ncube, and Adelaide Tambo played by Nomsa Mbatha. Mtirara hopes to create more job opportunities for young singers in South Africa, and it is his dream for the opera to be seen internationally. “I would definitely love to take this overseas, and have started communicating with a few companies about that.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Obama Budget Includes $126 Million for Exascale Computing

By on December 16, 2019

first_imgTags:#Government#NYT#web The Obama Administration’s 2012 budget includes $126 million for the development of exascale supercomputing. The last budget marked out only $24 million for supercomputing. Exascale computing systems are said to be capable of 1,000 times the processing power of the fastest computer currently operational, the Chinese Tianhe-1A supercomputer. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science will get $91 million, while the National Nuclear Security Administration will receive $36 million, if the budget is approved by congress.Advanced computing has a DOE total budget about of $465 million, an increase of 21% over 2010. Supercomputers are used to model complex systems. The higher-functioning the supercomputer the more accurate a model can be, whether of weather, war or global warming. Currently, supercomputer processing speeds are rendered in terms of a petaflop, one quadrillion floating point operations per second. Exascale computing, which most experts believe will be achievable by 2021, will increase this a thousandfold. The ability to compute in exabytes seems increasingly necessary as the amount of data available increases cataclysmically. Eight years ago there were only about five exabytes of data online. Two years ago, that amount of flowed over the Internet in a month. But recent estimates put the monthly Internet data flow at 21 exabytes.The problem with reaching this milestone is not so much computing development as it is power requirements. According to supercomputing specialist Peter Kogge, the development of exascale is liable to hit a “power wall.” “(S)uccess in assembling such a machine will demand a coordinated cross-disciplinary effort carried out over a decade or more…to find the right combination of processing circuitry, memory structures, and communications conduits — something that can beat what are normally voracious power requirements down to manageable levels.”To get more of big data on, download ReadWriteWeb’s free report, “The Age of Exabytes: Tools & Approaches For Managing Big Data. Argonne Blue photo by Argonne National Laboratory | other sources: HPCwire, Computerworld Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkinscenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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John Doyle After TV election spectacle all I want is regularly scheduled

By on October 15, 2019

first_img Login/Register With: It, this outlandishly epic drama of an election, wasn’t over. No matter how that man in Florida wished it so. Not on TV. Heck, no. Hours and hours after the first gee-whiz reports of people waiting to vote, Wolf Blitzer was talking way, way too rapidly for a man of his age (his family must be worried) and actually sprinting over to John King and his magic freaking wall. Florida! Florida! “Whither Florida, county by county?” was Blizter’s agitated question.It was only 8 p.m. in Eastern time zones. Manic speculation was the gist across the networks, with a dollop of surreal intensity about the minutae of Florida voting patterns. A person could get seriously sick of Florida’s voting patterns. Doesn’t anybody there know how to make up their minds? Were they playing a game just to make John King’s magic freaking wall more interesting? Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is the return of regularly scheduled programming. I feel I speak for tens of millions when I ask for this. Seriously, dude. Even John King on CNN must be tired of his magic freaking wall.At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday a Fox News reporter was stalking people lining up to vote somewhere in Florida. A middle-aged man, when a microphone was poked in his face, sighed and said, “Thank God, it’s all over. I’m just tired of all the noise.” Amen to that, said anyone watching.Twelve hours later at 11 p.m., the noise was still ongoing. But at a low, rumbling volume. On CNN, John King was at his wall, saying to a choleric Wolf Blitzer, “It’s stunning we’re having this conversation.” Quote of the night, no magic needed to make it special and on the nose. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Do Athletes Really Run Hot And Cold

By on September 28, 2019

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Aug. 15, 2017), we discuss how the NFL responds to players’ behavior off the field in light of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Next, FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur joins the gang to discuss his recent article on baseball’s hot hand. Using a new calculation on fastball velocity, Rob worked out a way to determine when a pitcher is really getting hot — and when he’s going cold, too. We discuss the implications that his findings could have on our understanding of momentum in other sports. Plus, a significant digit on baseball’s long (and getting longer) games.Here are links to what we discuss during the show:Rob Arthur’s latest, which found that baseball’s hot hand is real.This 2012 MIT study on big plays and psychological momentum in the NFL.Significant Digit: 5, the average number of minutes that MLB games have increased since last year. The average game this season has been three hours and five minutes long, the longest in the history of baseball. This is happening despite Commissioner Rob Manfred’s efforts to cut game length. read more

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Ohio State inks new womens hockey coach Nate Handrahan

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Less than a month after the only coach in the history of Ohio State women’s hockey, Jackie Barto, resigned, the Buckeyes found a new coach. OSU hired Nate Handrahan to replace Barto. Handrahan coached the Colonials at Robert Morris University for the past five seasons. In the 2009–10 season, his Colonials defeated the eventual national champion Minnesota Duluth hockey squad. Later in the season, they defeated Wisconsin, which was the defending national champion at the time. Handrahan, who turns 34 next Wednesday, played collegiate hockey at Niagara University. The Buckeyes finished 14-17-3 overall, 8-17-3-3 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, last year. They finished sixth in the WCHA standings last season before falling to Minnesota in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs read more

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