Warriors shut down Huskies, open league play with win

first_imgBella Stone popped off for 20 points and the Del Norte Warriors girls basketball team put away the the Fortuna Huskies 53-39, handing the Huskies their second Big 5 Conference loss in as many games while securing league win number one for themselves in what was the Warriors’ conference opener, Friday night at Fortuna High.With Friday’s win Del Norte (1-0, 12-1) extended its winning streak to 10 games and put the Big 5 on notice that it is poised to contend for the league crown in a year which …last_img

Take a Forest Bath

first_imgScience supports a Japanese tradition of “forest bathing” for mental refreshment and overall well-being.“Have you ever wondered why you feel healthier and happier when you stroll through the trees or frolic by the sea?”, an entry in Medical Xpress begins. The answer is not just in the beauty. It’s in beneficial substances, including bacteria, that we inhale in outdoor environments. Japanese scientists traveled to the island of Yakushima, famous for its forests and mountains, to study the practice of “forest bathing” that gives a sense of well being. “The Japanese researchers suggested that we are taking in beneficial substances when we breathe forest air.” Aren’t bacteria our enemies? A few are, but here’s what the article proposes:Research has identified three major inhaled factors that can make us feel healthier. These factors are beneficial bacteria, plant-derived essential oils and negatively-charged ions.From birth to the grave, beneficial bacteria surround us; they live in the environment and, importantly, in the air we breathe. We also share almost our entire body with them. The more interaction we have with them, the happier and healthier we are.If you can’t get outside where the ecology benefits you directly, you can get some benefit from it just by looking out the window. Another article on Medical Xpress says a study found that “views of green space help students perform better”. Students did better on tests when they could see green landscapes out the window, perhaps because it reduces stress.Take it from me; outdoor walks have done wonders for my health after cancer surgery three years ago. I walked 1,000 miles outdoors in 2015 and might break that record this year. I know a pastor that takes outdoor walks as a form of his own personal Sabbath, not as a theological requirement, but as a time for quiet reflection with God. It really helped him after he recovered from cancer, too. Don’t wait for a bad diagnosis. Build healthy habits into your life. It’s a way of saying “Thank you Lord!” for the incomparable body and mind the Creator has given each of us to use on God’s green Earth.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Flying V stays undefeated at 5-0

first_imgPBA IMAGESFlying V leaned on its supporting cast and escaped with a 94-86 triumph over Racal Motors to stay unbeaten through five games in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Jeron Teng misfiring from the field, coach Eric Altamirano drew significant contributions from Gab Banal and Aris Dionisio down the stretch as the Thunder recovered just in time.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “Our first group struggled today, but it’s a good thing that our second group stepped up,” said coach Eric Altamirano. “We made some stops at the end, but the problem is still the same, we’re very inconsistent.”Banal carried Flying V with 17 points, 11 coming in the payoff period, on 3-of-6 shooting from threes, on top of six rebounds and two steals, while Dionisio scored nine of his 13 markers in the fourth and hauled down seven boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThomas Torres also added 17 points, two rebounds, and two dimes, to aid the off-shooting Teng, who still finished with 11 markers, but shot 4-of-18 from the field.With Racal making a huge run and taking a 70-67 lead with 8:41 left to play, Banal and Dionisio conspired for a 10-0 blast to restore the Thunder lead to seven, 77-70 with 5:13 left to play and made huge stops to hold off the Alibaba. Quarters: 25-28, 46-44, 67-64, 94-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pacquiao: I won by 4-5 rounds Rian Ayonayon went for 28 points and nine rebounds for the skidding Racal Motors (2-3), which has now lost its last three games.Gwynne Capacio, Jamil Ortuoste, and Mac Tallo all had 10 in the defeat.The scores:FLYING V 94 – Banal 17, Torres 17, Dionisio 13, Teng 11, Cañada 11, Thiele 10, Salamat 8, Tampus 4, Webb 3, Ongteco 0, Colina 0.RACAL MOTORS 86 – Ayonayon 28, Capacio 10, Ortuoste 10, Tallo 10, Gomez 9, Pontejos 9, Grimaldo 6, Apreku 2, Faundo 2, Mangahas 0, Dela Cruz 0, Cortes 0, Lozada 0.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img View comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more