While there are heaps of good-for-you foods out there, some key ingredients make it a lot easier to meet your weight-loss goals. Next grocery store run, be sure to place Newgent's top three diet-friendly items in your cart: balsamic vinegar (it adds a pop of low-cal flavor to veggies and salads), in-shell nuts (their protein and fiber keep you satiated), and fat-free plain yogurt (a creamy, comforting source of protein). "Plus, Greek yogurt also works wonders as a natural low-calorie base for dressings and dips—or as a tangier alternative to sour cream," says Newgent. Talk about a multitasker!
A workout buddy is hugely helpful for keeping motivated, but it's important to find someone who will inspire—not discourage. So make a list of all your exercise-loving friends, then see who fits this criteria, says Andrew Kastor, an ASICS running coach: Can your pal meet to exercise on a regular basis? Is she supportive (not disparaging) of your goals? And last, will your bud be able to keep up with you or even push your limits in key workouts? If you've got someone that fits all three, make that phone call.
Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first,'" says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you're still on the right, healthy track.
Posted by: MHS - 10-06-2015, 07:05 PM - Forum: Football
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Liverpool's Emre Can has given his backing to Jurgen Klopp ahead of the coach's expected appointment as the Reds' new manager.
Sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that Liverpool plan to hire former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp by the end of the week.
The Anfield club are seeking a new manager after they sacked Brendan Rodgers on Sunday following an inconsistent start to the season.
And Germany international Can, who signed for Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, rates the out-of-work Klopp highly.
Speaking to Die Welt before Rodgers' departure, Can said: "Jurgen Klopp is certainly a great coach. I think that he's proven in Dortmund that he could fit in at any club in the world."
Can also reflected on Liverpool's slump in form, adding: "Even if at the moment it's primarily Brendan Rodgers who's being shot at, in the end we as players are responsible for the situation at Liverpool. Rodgers has done good work -- always.
"But the situation is that we've had a dip at Liverpool that's cost us a couple of games."
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has also backed Klopp ahead of his likely appointment at Anfield.
Watzke told Sky Sports News: "He is not only a very good manager, he's a friend of mine and he's very, very honest and very sympathetic. He is a very good coach because he has a good mentality for it.
"He has a good style of playing football and I don't know if he goes to Liverpool or to another club but the club who gets him gets a very good manager.
"He can do every job, he can make every club, and Liverpool is very similar to Borussia Dortmund -- it has the same structure and the same fans. It is a marvellous club.
"Every player he has in his hands, he makes them better, you can be sure. It is wonderful to work with him because he has a big understanding of the problems of the club.
"He brings a warm feeling to the whole club and in seven years at Borussia Dortmund it was wonderful."
Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who Klopp brought from Nurnburg in 2011, was asked about his former coach on Tuesday.
"I haven't had any contact with him for a few days now and I also don't talk about such things with him," Gundogan said at a news conference ahead of Germany's Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland.
"I haven't really followed what's been written in the last few weeks either. Jurgen Klopp would fit in to a lot of clubs and in my opinion with Liverpool too, so you can imagine it happening.
"I think Jurgen Klopp is capable of helping out a lot of the top clubs in the world."
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti's former assistant Paul Clement has backed the Italian for the role at Anfield, having been tipped as Klopp's main rival for the position.
"He had a great career as a player, and a sterling career as a manager -- in terms of the clubs he's managed," Derby County boss Clement told Sky Sports.
"The three wins in the Champions League -- [managing] in England, France and Italy as well. He's got all the credibility, he's a fantastic man-manager.
"He's enjoying a little bit of rest at the moment but he's got a lot to offer."
It was ten years ago this month that Terramax, the world’s first fully-autonomous truck, competed in the DARPA autonomous vehicle Grand Challenge. At 32,000 pounds, with self-inflating tires, it was a prototype for what the US military hoped could be a safer way to transport supplies in war zones. This week Mercedes-Benz’s Daimler Truck unit ran the first test of a production model truck with an autonomous driving system on a public road. A modified Actros semi was driven on the Autobahn — with the truck’s radar-assisted Highway Pilot system taking control during the open road stretch of the trip. This isn’t the first open-road test of an autonomous truck — Mercedes’ division Freightliner tested a concept version in Nevada earlier, but it is the first test based on a production model.
Radar keeps the Mercedes truck on the road The system employed by Mercedes uses both a short-range radar (up to about 230 feet) in a forward-facing arc, and a longer-range unit that scans to 820 feet in a much smaller arc. There is also a stereo camera for detecting signs and lane markings. Because the system is only designed to operate the truck while moving forward on a highway, it doesn’t need to have all the additional sensors that a fully autonomous vehicle like the Google self-driving car would.
When available, the Highway Pilot is activated simply by pressing a blue button. At any time when the system detects a driving condition it can’t handle (like a traffic jam or job site), it alerts the driver and will stop the truck if needed. Having driven on the Autobahn, I can just imagine how popular that eventuality would make it with the rest of the drivers on the road. Speaking of which, the first test was carried out at 50mph — certainly not a speed which is likely to make any friends.
Human-assisted or robotic: Autonomous Level 3 versus Level 4 One reason you read so many different predictions on when we’ll see autonomous vehicles on the road is that there isn’t a single definition of autonomous. Mercedes’ Highway Pilot system, for example, is a Level 3 system — it can control the vehicle in some situations, and alerts the driver to take over when it is no longer able to. For example, construction sites, exits, and surface streets are all outside the purview of Highway Pilot, and other automated systems found in high-end passenger cars. By contrast, Level 4 autonomous vehicles are designed to drive themselves anywhere and everywhere without human intervention. Google’s self-driving car project is the best known example of one of these.
The difference between Level 3 and Level 4 is huge — not just technically, but socially. Level 3 vehicles still require a driver — whether that be a consumer, taxi driver, or truck driver. Level 4 vehicles, like Google’s small self-driving car prototype, can be operated without a human at all. That makes Level 4 attractive for war zones, for cost-cutting in transportation fleets, and for the possibility of autonomous taxi fleets. Far from positioning its autonomous trucking efforts as a way to replace human drivers, Mercedes is highlighting the freedom it will give those drivers to relax while their trucks are on long highway stretches. In fact, its showcase video refers to the advent of autonomous control systems as “Independence Day” for truckers. While the video features the driver stretching and using a tablet while the truck drives itself, I wonder if sleeping will be allowed, or if the system will detect and prevent that.
Bilal Asif was reported after playing his second ODI
Pakistan offspinner Bilal Asif has been reported for a suspect action following the third ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare. Asif, 30, had made his international debut in the second game of the series, and took figures of 5 for 25 in the third ODI to help Pakistan win the series 2-1.
"Bilal's action has been reported after the third ODI and we are following the procedure with the ICC," Intikhab Alam, Pakistan's team manager, told ESPNcricinfo. A total of eight deliveries from Asif during third ODI were reported by the match officials.
Asif will have to get his action tested at an ICC-accredited facility within two weeks of the PCB receiving the report from the ICC, but he is eligible to bowl in international cricket until the result of the test is out.
The development is a setback for Pakistan because Asif had been retained in the ODI squad in Zimbabwe - after not playing the preceding T20Is - because they wanted to assess him ahead of the series against England in the UAE.
Asif, who also bats in the top order, could have provided cover for Pakistan's depleted spin stocks: allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months because of an illegal action, and offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not been selected because he has proved ineffective after remedying his illegal action.
Asif had played only 11 first-class matches, 21 List A games and nine T20 matches over a four year period before making his debut for Pakistan. He was considered to have a clean bowling action among the many contenders in domestic cricket, and though he wasn't a full-time bowler his recent successes had got him noticed by the selectors.