Comment Coral BarryTuesday 31 Mar 2020 2:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link410Shares Kurzawa held talks with Arsenal in January (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are considering snapping up Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa on a free transfer this summer, according to reports.The full-back’s contract expires at the end of the season and Kurzawa has already told PSG he does not intend to sign a new deal.Arsenal came close to signing Kurzawa in January, but the 27-year-old ultimately decided to see out the remainder of his contract.Mikel Arteta had been keen to bolster his full-back options and technical director Edu identified the Frenchman as a good fit for the squad.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveSpanish outlet Sport claim Liverpool have entered the race and are one of many interested clubs keeping tabs on Kurzawa, with Arsenal still keen to secure his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementAndy Robertson is Liverpool’s undisputed No.1 left-back, but Jurgen Klopp has been searching for a player who can provide cover for the Scotsman. Liverpool weigh up transfer move for Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa Kurzawa will be available for free this summer (Picture: Getty)The Reds have no senior competition for Robertson and Kurzawa has played 23 times this season for PSG and has international experience.Liverpool will have to battle Barcelona, Inter and Napoli for the signature of Kurzawa, as well as Arsenal.MORE: Arsenal need to sell Mesut Ozil, says club hero Andrey ArshavinMORE: Man Utd transfer target Harry Kane told he would be ‘stupid’ not to leave Tottenham for Liverpool or Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement
Petr Yan weathered an early storm of leg kicks and then came on strong in the second half of the fight to stop Jose Aldo in the fifth round and claim the vacant UFC bantamweight championship early Sunday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Both fighters were tentative in the first round: Aldo fished for leg kicks while Yan sought to find his range. Yan hurt Aldo late in the round when he reversed a takedown attempt and landed a hard punch to the body that caused the Brazilian to fold up. Fortunately for Aldo, the round ended. Aldo came on strong in the second and third rounds by cutting loose leg kicks and working the body with hooks to the ribs. But Yan sucked it up, noticed Aldo fading and cranked up the pressure in the fourth round.What started slowly began rolling into an avalanche of punishment as Yan landed with alarming frequency and sent Aldo into retreat mode. By the time the fifth round began, it was clear that Aldo was running on fumes, and Yan took full advantage. An uppercut sent the former featherweight champion to the canvas and Yan followed him to the mat with a savage display of ground and pound.Referee Leon Roberts could have stopped the fight at any point during the brutal barrage, which went unanswered, and he will certainly be criticized for allowing the bout to go as long as it did. Roberts mercifully stopped it at 3:24 of the fifth, marking the start of a new era in the bantamweight division. UFC 251 ON FIGHT ISLAND: Results, highlights
A local organization is encouraging everyone to pay it forward on Friday.On June 10, the Fort St. John Association for Community Living is holding its third annual Pay It Forward Day.The idea behind Pay It Forward Day is to encourage individuals to perform random or planned acts of kindness within the community. Such acts can be as simple as opening a door for someone, volunteering or buying a coffee for someone.- Advertisement -The intention of the Fort St. John Association for Community Living is to encourage as many people to participate, share stories and inspire others to extend kindness not just once, but every day of the year.For more information on Pay It Forward Day, or to share ideas and stories, please contact Cory Goodwin at 250-787-9262 ext.226 or [email protected] .
BY EMMET RUSHE: If you have been online or on social media over the last few weeks, you will have noticed a topic that received a huge amount of attention. The ‘Dad Bod’ nearly broke the internet a few weeks ago, with differing news and social media outlets proclaiming that ‘Girls prefer the Dad Bod’ to a guy being in shape.What gave the topic so much attention was that the ‘dad Bod’ was something that guys in their early 20’s were adopting. If you have no idea what a ‘Dad Bod’ is, it’s simple.The dad bod is a balance between a beer gut and working out.These guys go to the gym occasionally, but also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.They are not particularly overweight; just a little soft around the edges with a beer gut to match.If you have watched any of the most popular comedies over the last few years you will have noticed that the leading man, who always ends up with the hot chick is a bit on the softer side.Think Seth Rogan in ‘Knocked Up’, Kevin James in ‘Mall Cop’, Jason Segel in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ or Vince Vaughan in any Vince Vaughan film. So what makes the ‘Dad Bod’ so appealing to the ladies?In an article for ‘The Odyssey’, Mackenzie Pearson writes a few points as to why girls prefer the Dad Bod.“The guys are not intimidating to women, and the girls feel less insecure about themselves around guys with the ‘Dad Bod’”. “Girls feel better about themselves in pictures, when beside these guys.They feel and look smaller and also feel slimmer beside guys like this”. “These guys feel better to cuddle”. “They will go anywhere and eat anything at any restaurant”. Her final point is that, “with these guys, you know exactly what you are getting. There will be no surprises down the road, as they have the body of a 45 year old already”.This is a win-win, apparently.These points may be valid ones and everyone has their own types that they prefer. But from experience, I can tell you that if these guys have bodies like a 45 year old at 21 and they continue on that type of lifestyle, they will be a complete mess by the time they reach 45.Your metabolism slows as you age and this occurs because as you get older, your muscle mass decreases and your amount of fat tends to increase, decreasing your BMR and the amount of calories your body burns.This in turn decreases the amount of calories you need to take in through your diet.So imagine if you are still eating and drinking like a 21 year old when you are 35, do you think your body will still look the same?It won’t.How can I say this??I can say this, because this is who I deal with day in and day out.Guys who spent their 20’s and half their 30’s partying, only to wake up one morning and suddenly realise that they are completely out of shape.I’m not talking about their physical shape, how they look.I’m talking about the fact that some of them can hardly play with their kids without getting out of breath.They are also getting the onset of health implications that comes with a lifestyle like this.Your health always comes first no matter what body shape you have.With the ‘Dad bod’ you are setting yourself up for a list of health implications later in life.Some guys won’t see this as a problem, as they are at an age where type 2 diabetes isn’t on their radar, even though they are on its radar.So how about erectile dysfunction?Do you think that girls will find that sexy?Because that is also on the list of health problems for overweight adult males.You know what is sexy?A healthy body.A healthy body radiates a happy, confident outlook, and those are usually the qualities in a man that women find the sexiest.Whether you want to look athletic, have abs, be slim, that is your own choice.Just choose healthy—for now and your future.#TrainSmartIf you are unsure how to start or would like to join a friendly and supportive team, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE: DO YOU HAVE A DAD BOD? was last modified: May 24th, 2015 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:dad boddonegalemmet rushefitness column