Next Premier League starts on 20 July

first_imgNext season of BiH Football Premier League should start earlier than usual, and the first round should be played on 20 July, and in the autumn part of the league, 19 rounds should be played, reports sportsport.baHaving in mind that the Football World Cup is next year, and that BiH team is likely to qualify, Football Federation of BiH has decided to start the next football season a  bit earlier.Spring part of the season would start on 1 March, and in mid-May the last round would be played.This year’s winner was football club ‘Željezničar’.last_img

More than 35% of Iowans are obese

first_imgDES MOINES — A new report concludes Iowa has one of the highest obesity rates in the country. More than 35 percent of Iowans are considered obese, according to a report by the non-profit Trust for America’s Health. That makes Iowa’s obesity rate seventh highest in the nation.Nadine Gracia, executive vice president of the group that did the study, says obesity can lead to serious health issues.“An increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and many forms of cancer,” she says, “and so it’s something that really needs to be taken seriously.” Gracia says.Garcia says in Iowa and elsewhere, it’s often hard to find affordable, healthy food and a safe place to exercise.“In far too many communities it is difficult to be able to do those things,” she says, “and so what we’re advocating for is really to help promote making those healthy choices really the easy choice by ensuring that those conditions exist in neighborhoods and communities across the country.”The national obesity rate is the highest its ever been — about 31 percent — and Iowa’s obesity rate is four percent higher than that. The Trust for America’s Health says obesity is “a growing epidemic” in America and policymakers must take action. The group suggests several steps to address the problem, including new taxes on sugary drinks to try to reduce consumption of high-calorie sodas.Read the full report here.last_img read more

Mertens overtakes Maradona’s Napoli goal record

first_imgMertens is now the third best Serie A scorer in the club’s history, behind Antonio Vojak, who hit a record 102 league goals between 1929 and 1935 and Slovakian Marek Hamsik, who achieved 100 before leaving to play in China this season.“I’m very happy to have overtaken Maradona and to be a part of Napoli’s history,” said Mertens, 31, who arrived in southern Italy in 2013 from PSV Eindhoven.“We must be proud of the our second place.”“The future? If I want to score goals in Italy I have to stay. I have always said that I feel good here, I have a contract for next year and I am very happy to stay here.”Hamsik has scored the most goals in all competitions for Napoli with 121, followed by Maradona on 115 with Mertens now joint third on 107 with Attila Sallustro.Mertens said he was enjoying playing under Carlo Ancelotti who took over from Maurizio Sarri this season.“With Ancelotti my role has changed. The place behind the striker is mine. I have more freedom and it shows.”Mertens has scored 14 goals this season including the last three games.Both of Napoli’s Serie A titles were won under Maradona in 1987 and 1990.The club are 16 points behind champions Juventus but 10 ahead of third-placed Inter Milan with three games to play.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Belgian forward Dries Mertens has scored 82 league goals for Napoli. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIMILAN, Italy, May 6 – Dries Mertens on Sunday overtook club legend Diego Maradona in Napoli’s all-time Serie A scorers list after bagging his 82st goal in a 2-1 win over Cagliari which sealed second place in this season.The Belgian striker headed in the equaliser after 85 minutes in Naples to surpass former Argentinian ace Maradona, who hit 81 league goals between 1984 and 1991.last_img read more