Conte wants Blues fans to recreate Wembley noise

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte has urged Chelsea fans to recreate the atmosphere from Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham when Southampton visit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.A Blues win over the Saints would stretch their Premier League lead to seven points and put the pressure back on second-placed Spurs, who are away to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.“On Tuesday I want our supporters to help the players on the pitch,” Conte said.“I want this a lot because it is a really important for us. We need our fans in the same way like against Tottenham when they pushed a lot.”See also:Pochettino insists Spurs will ‘move on’Chelsea v Tottenham player ratingsExperience will help Ake and Batshuayi – ConteChelsea’s Wembley triumph over Spurs – in picturesChelsea must ‘exploit’ their win over Tottenham, says ConteFixtures give Spurs an advantage – ConteCahill in line for Chelsea return’No sign’ of new Hazard deal   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Best horror movies on Netflix

first_imgSpring is going to be a great season for horror junkies! If you’re like me, you’re already patiently waiting for Jordan Peele’s latest film Us to hit theatres March 22. And you probably also have your calendars marked for April 5, when the newest adaption of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary releases. So to get you in the proper mood, here are all the spookiest, scariest and bone-chilling horror films currently on Netflix. Editors’ note: This guide contains movies with sexually explicit (or strong) language and imagery that aren’t suitable for readers under 18.  JawsMetacritic score: 87 Stream on NetflixHave you ever heard of Jaws? It’s a lighthearted romp about a misunderstood sea creature looking to enrich the lives of a his land-dwelling friends. Just kidding, it’s about a gigantic murdering shark. Spielberg’s jaw-clenching terror will have you thinking twice about swimming in your own backyard pool (let alone the ocean) ever again.I Know What You Did Last SummerMetacritic score: 52 Stream on NetflixThis teen slasher film wasn’t exactly ground breaking when it debuted in 1997. It’s a pretty obvious cash grab coming off the success of Scream, which was released the year before. But unlike Scream, which looks at the entire genre satirically, I Know What You Did Last Summer plays it straight. Still, it’s a pretty fun slasher film if you want to cuddle up under a blanket and go to town on a bowl of popcorn. And let’s not forget the greatest thing to come out of this film: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.’s love. More than twenty years later, they’re one of the Hollywood’s longest-lasting couples, having met during shooting. Hope isn’t lost, friends!Green RoomMetacritic score: 79 Stream on Netflix Green Room is a great horror film about a punk band that’s attacked by neo-Nazis after playing a gig. Patrick Stewart’s performance really makes the film, and quite frankly, he should play bad guys more often. It’s also one of the late Anton Yelchin’s last film performances. Definitely a worthy addition to add to your must watch list. The Haunting of Hill House*Metacritic score: Season 1: 79 Stream on NetflixThe Haunting of Hill House Steve Dietl/Netflix * Look, I already know what you’re going to say. The Haunting of Hill House is not actually a movie, it’s a TV series. And while you raise a valid point, I believe it would be a disservice to all the horror junkies reading this if I didn’t recommend The Haunting of Hill House. I failed twice at watching this show alone at night, and finally had to watch it during the day. It’s not only really scary, but this family drama is also fantastically well made and performed.  50 Photos Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Weird Halloween horror films and TV shows you may have overlooked Train to Busan (2016)  Metacritic score: 72  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon In this Korean zombie thriller, a man and his daughter are trapped on a train during a zombie outbreak. The rules of the world are clearly established, the zombie action is packed and the film includes some harsh socio-economic observations. Just because zombies are mindless doesn’t mean zombie films need to be as well. Creep (2014)  Metacritic score: 74  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon If you’re looking for further proof the Duplass brothers are actually evil, here’s an easy sell. Patrick Brice (also the director and co-writer) plays a videographer answering a Craigslist ad for Josef (Mark Duplass), who wants to make a movie for his supposed unborn child. I typically enjoy horror films that rely on performances to unnerve you, because they’re incredibly difficult to pull off. And I’ve got to give it to Mark Duplass. He is, in fact, super creepy. Oculus (2013)  Metacritic score: 61  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon A terrific November addition to Netflix’s horror bench, Oculus follows two siblings who believe an evil mirror murdered their parents a decade earlier. I first saw Oculus at a drive-in, and maybe it was just the spookiness of watching a film late at night in the middle of parking lot, but my expectations were met. Oculus has some solid jump scares and is one of the few “heart pumping” horror films on this list. The Invitation (2015) Metacritic score: 74  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon In The Invitation, Will (Logan Marshall Green) attends a dinner party at his ex-wife’s house and begins to believe something about the party is amiss. Maybe it’s just me, but I always find something sinister about a dinner party. Why does anyone need that much silverware? But I digress. The Invitation delivers on suspense, with a slow build that actually pays off. The Wailing (2016)  Metacritic score: 81  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Anyone skimming this list looking for a truly exceptional horror film should stop here and go put on The Wailing. This dark Korean film about mysterious murders in a small rural village may be on the long side, but it’s an incredibly thoughtful tale about xenophobia. If you need a harder sell, I’ll just mention the warring shaman and assume you’ll now check it out immediately. hushHush Netflix Hush (2016)  Metacritic score: 67  Stream on: Netflix  This is probably the most under-the-radar film of on this list, but it’s absolutely worth your time. Co-writer Katie Siegel plays a deaf author living in isolation. One night a masked killer appears in her window and begins toying with her. At the very least it’s worth checking out if you appreciate the competence of director Mike Flanagan’s other horror films, which include Oculus and Gerald’s Game. Missing Scandal? 12 shows to stream on Netflix right now. Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix. 39 Photos Now playing: Watch this: The Conjuring (2013) Metacritic score: 68  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Folks who love classic, impeccably made horror films like The Shining or Rosemary’s Baby are always looking for the next iconic addition to the genre. The Conjuring is a strong contender for one of the best horror films this decade, with director James Wan consistently proving to be spine-tinglingly skillful. I was lucky enough to catch this one in theaters (where I watched from under my jacket), but I’m sure you’ll find it just as terrifying from your couch (while watching from under a blanket). Also, Annabelle. (This is me shuddering at my desk.) The Transfiguration (2016) Metacritic score: 65  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Just give it five minutes, and I promise you’ll be hooked from the first scene. The film follows Milo, a teen obsessed with vampires, and his new friendship with Sofei. Michael O’Shea’s directorial debut moves at a slow, haunting pace and feels masterfully put together. Some might find the horror secondary to the powerful dark themes, but if Eric Ruffin’s portrayal of Milo doesn’t chill you to the bone there may be no hope for you. A Dark Song (2016) Metacritic score: 71  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon In some ways, A Dark Song is unlike any film I’ve ever watched. It follows a woman who recently lost her son and the occultist she hires to help her contact dark spirits. The two characters lock themselves in an isolated house for months performing repetitive, traumatic rituals. Both actors give raw, aggressive performances that anchor this chilling, must-watch horror film. Raw (2016)  Metacritic score: 81  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon After viewing this film, you might just have a new favorite female director in Julia Ducournau. Raw follows Justine, a vegetarian in her first year of veterinary school, who caves to peer pressure, eats raw meat and winds up with a rash all over her body. The film tackles questions of identity in a viscerally powerful and symbolic way, and is a must-see from Netflix’s indie bench. Netflix 1:05 TV and Moviescenter_img 3 tips to improve your Netflix experience Comments Tags Share your voice The House Next Door (2017)Stream on NetflixThis Tamil language horror film, also titled Aval, starts off in the romantic style of a Bollywood love story and then very quickly changes it’s tone to something dark and sinister. It stars the charismatic Indian actor, Siddharth, as a happily married brain surgeon with some interesting new neighbors. Netflix has it’s fair share of gruesome low-budget American horror films with production stills I can barely stomach looking at, so I’m always on the hunt for a more serious and well-made horror film to jump out in their catalog. I found The House Next Door to be just the film I was looking for. Veronica (2017)Stream on Netflix Veronica is a Spanish horror film about a 15-year-old girl who begins experiencing paranormal events after she and her friends conduct a seance with a Ouija board. The film is loosely based on a true story (if you believe that sort of thing). Also, it’s absolutely terrifying. I gave it a first watch it during the daytime while multitasking (a poor choice for a subtitled film, FYI) and yet the film kept demanding my attention. I just kept yelling “NOPE!” at my television. Good luck, friends. Maybe by next month I’ll be able to watch this one again in the dark, but I’m not counting on it.  The WitchMetacritic score: 83  Stream on NetflixIf you weren’t lucky enough to catch The Witch in theatres, at least you can finally check it out at home. For a first film, writer and director Robert Eggers knocks this one out of the park. Set in the 1600s in New England, The Witch follows a deeply religious family living alone near a forest after being kicked out of their Puritan settlement. Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance is an absolute must-see. the-witchThe Witch A24 The Nightmare (2015) Metacritic score: 68  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon Big red flag warning to the scream junkies, this isn’t your typical horror film. The Nightmare is actually a horror documentary that focuses on the experiences of eight different people who suffer from sleep paralysis. If you didn’t think a documentary could give you bad dreams, try watching a film about other people’s night terrors. Both the interviews and the recreations of what people experience during sleep paralysis are bone chilling.  Seven (1995) Metacritic score: 65  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon All right fine, it’s technically a crime thriller. But Seven (also know as Se7en, 7, or 6+1) is a truly freaky movie and a worthy addition to this list. David Fincher’s film follows two detectives as they investigate a serial killer targeting victims who embody the seven deadly sins. Visually, the film is fairly graphic and definitely not for the squeamish. Isn’t it time you finally found out the answer to the age-old question “What’s in the box?” The Ritual (2018) Metacritic score: 57  Stream on: Netflix  Horror junkies tend to be divided when it comes to big bads; some really appreciate the nuance of a metaphorical evil and others want a tangible creature to terrify them. (Feel free to debate among yourselves where non-corporeal ghosts land.) The Ritual uses that divide to its advantage, starting off with some intentional misdirection, and, without giving too much away, delivering a satisfying ending for actual monster lovers. Plus anything set in a forest is just super creepy, right? Dig Two Graves (2017) Metacritic score: 67  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon After her brother drowns, young Jacqueline is confronted by three strange men who offer to help bring her sibling back to life for a steep price. This eerie film weaves together the past and present and tells a chilling tale of family secrets and blood vengeance. Dig Two Graves is beautifully shot given its low budget, and a quick, easy watch. You can add it to the growing list of independent films that prove you don’t need jump scares to get that lurking, chilling feeling after you watch them. Beyond the Gates (2016) Metacritic score: 59  Stream on: Netflix | Amazon I don’t know when or where we’ll actually hit peak nostalgia. I’m not even sure it’s a threshold that can be reached. So you may as well enjoy this ’80s throwback, Beyond the Gates, which follows two brothers who’ve returned home to clean up their missing father’s VHS rental store. There, they find a VCR board game their father was playing before he disappeared. It’s a bit like Jumanji meets a neon-lit slasher film, though you might want to mitigate your expectations a bit. It’s not the best-performed horror film I’ve ever seen, but there’s a lot of violent bloody fun to be had. More streaming recommendations 6 Cord Cutters (OTT) Best Netflix documentaries Best Netflix shows How to stream every Marvel movie up to Avengers: Infinity War 2018’s hottest new sci-fi and geeky TV showslast_img read more

Parth and Erica are inseparable Not just on Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2

first_imgErica Fernandes and Parth SamthaaninstagramFor quite some time now, Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actors Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes, who play the lead roles of Anurag Basu and Prerna respectively, are rumoured to be dating in real life.While the duo continues to deny dating reports, their fondness for each other seems to be getting  evident with each passing day. Apparently, the spark between Erica and Parth is not limited to the show, but on the ground of Box Cricket League 4(BCL 4) as well.According to a TellyChakkar report, despite being in rival teams, Parth and Erica seem to be inseparable on the BCL ground. Reportedly, the two alleged lovebirds wanted to be in the same team but Erica landed up in Bengaluru Warriors while Parth in Kolkata Babu Moshayes.Both Anurag and Prerna of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 were seen supporting and cheering for each other while representing rival teams. Their cute moments didn’t go unnoticed by the commentators as well who highlighted these acts between the two.Speaking about Parth and Erica, a source from the set told the portal: “Parth and Erica’s team were playing against each other and when he was batting and hitting sixes, Erica was really happy and seen dancing instead of getting upset”.Parth and Erica are currently one of the hottest alleged couples in the telly town. Recently, rumour had it that the two were spending more time together when not shooting. In fact, reports also claimed that they often arrive together on sets and also wait for one another to have afternoon and evening meals together. Not just that, they often leave the sets together as well.last_img read more

Infosys shares snap losing streak analysts meet on Wednesday crucial

first_imgInfosys shares staged a comeback on Tuesday, shrugging off a spate of bad news that began on August 13 when the company lost a multi-million project of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and later on Monday, after it admitted to sacking “underperformers”.The Infosys stock opened marginally higher from its Monday close of Rs. 1,015.40 and rose to an intraday high of Rs. 1,041 before closing at Rs. 1,039.25, a gain of 2.35 percent.Meanwhile, continuing with the spell of bad news, the company was told that its proposal to set up an IT SEZ in West Bengal has been rejected since the state did not make the due recommendation.”After deliberations, the board rejected the proposal due to lack of recommendation from the state government,” PTI quoted from the minutes of the meeting held on August 12 by the Board of Approval (BoA), headed by commerce secretary Rita Teaotia.The company’s proposal was to set up an SEZ in South 24 Paragnas spread over 20 hectares.Read: Infosys denies reports of 500 layoffs; says only underperformers asked to leaveBengaluru-based Infosys will be hosting analysts’ meet on Wednesday (August 24), as informed by the company in a regulatory filing to the BSE on Tuesday.The outcome of the meet could well decide the future course of the share price of India’s second-largest IT software services exporter.In a note on Tuesday, brokerage Nirmal Bang said that a range of issues would be in focus, especially the company’s take on performance in the second half of the current fiscal and how things pan out in view of global headwinds, especially in Europe after Brexit.Here are some of the key issues to watch out for, according to the brokerage:Problems faced in executing its consultancy projects in the healthcare vertical in Q1, Reasons for attrition including top-level exits,Progress on automation — the benefits from it had been pushed to FY2018 from 2H, FY2017; whether this timeline is on track or more pushback is likely,Whether the company will continue its “pricing to win” strategy or has shelved it, andReasons for its new services meeting growth targets in H2, FY2017.The BSE Sensex closed below the psychological mark of 28,000 at 27,990 while the NSE Nifty also ended almost flat at 8,632.Along with Infosys, top Sensex gainers included TCS, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel and Wipro.The BSE IT index closed with a gain of 1.82 percent at 10,613.last_img read more

Bill Gates again worlds richest man

first_imgBill Gates watches Roger Federer of Switzerland as he plays against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the mens final during day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on 19 March, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. Photo: AFPMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, while US president Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday.Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list for the fourth straight year.He was followed by Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett among the top 10 billionaires, a group heavily dominated by Americans, many of whom work in the technology sector. Buffett’s wealth was estimated at $75.6 billion.Others in the top 10 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos at number three, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg at number five and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellision at number seven.The global billionaire population jumped 13 percent from last year to 2,043, the biggest annual increase in the 31 years since the magazine began compiling the list, Forbes said.The US led countries with the most billionaires with 565, a product of the swelling value of the American stock market since Trump’s November 2016 election.China was second with 319 billionaires, and Germany was third with 114.Trump himself slipped 220 spots on the list to number 544 with an estimated $3.5 billion. Forbes attributed Trump’s drop to sluggishness in the Manhattan real estate market which is responsible for a disproportionate amount of his wealth.“Forty percent of Donald Trump’s fortune is tied up in Trump Tower and eight buildings within one mile of it,” Forbes said. “Lately, the neighborhood has been struggling (relatively speaking).”Among others in the Forbes top 10, Amancio Ortega of Spanish apparel chain Zara was fifth, Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim was sixth, the Koch brothers, Charles and David, were eighth and ninth and former New York City mayor and Bloomberg News founder Michael Bloomberg was 10th.This year it took at least $3.7 billion in wealth to make it onto the list, but only in a tie for 501th place, a group that included Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.last_img read more

Trump tries to block release of libelous book

first_imgDonald TrumpUS president Donald Trump tried to counter one-two blows of betrayal and scandal Thursday, punching back at a bare-knuckle book that portrayed his White House as a fetid stew of backbiting, incompetence and dysfunction.Trump’s lawyers moved to prevent the release of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” — an exposé by author and political muck spreader Michael Wolff — which quotes key Trump aides raising questions about his fitness for office.The book — which paints Trump as craven, unstable and far out of his depth in the Oval Office — extensively quotes his former ally and chief strategist Steve Bannon, who also received a “cease and desist” order from Trump’s attorneys.”Your publication of the false/baseless statements about Mr. Trump gives rise to, among other claims, defamation by libel, defamation by libel per se, false light invasion of privacy, tortious interference with contractual relations, and inducement of breach of contract,” Trump’s lawyers said in the letter to Wolff.In the book, Bannon is quoted accusing Trump’s eldest son Don Jr of “treasonous” contacts with a Kremlin-linked lawyer, and saying the president’s daughter Ivanka is “dumb as a brick.”But it is the US president himself that is cast in the most unfavorable light — by a series of his top aides.The book claims that for “Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, the president was an ‘idiot.’ For Gary Cohn, he was ‘dumb as shit.’ For H.R. McMaster, he was a ‘dope.’ The list went on.”Trump appears to have been most upset by the betrayal of Bannon — the man who engineered the New York real estate mogul’s link to the nationalist far right and helped create a pro-Trump media ecosystem.”He called me a great man last night. He obviously changed his tune pretty quick,” Trump said in the Roosevelt Room Thursday. “I don’t talk to him.”A day earlier, Trump unleashed a spectacular denunciation of Bannon, describing him as insane and irrelevant.”Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in a written statement.Bannon, who left the White House in August, is also quoted in the book as saying that the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election will focus on money laundering.The investigation by Mueller, a former FBI director, is looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to help get him elected — a charge the president has repeatedly and vehemently denied.- ‘You should have called the FBI’ -Don Junior took a meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 after an intermediary promised material that would incriminate Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort also attended the meeting at Trump Tower in New York.”The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor — with no lawyers,” Bannon was quoted as saying in the book.”They didn’t have any lawyers.”Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately,” he said.- Disbelief over victory -Wolff’s book — which he says is based on interviews with Trump, his senior aides and others — also mentions that Trump eats food from McDonald’s because he believes it to be safe from poison, and that his team did not believe he was capable of winning the election.”Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears — and not of joy,” it said.The book even deals with the subject of Trump’s infamous hairdo, citing Ivanka as telling friends it was the result of a combover from the front and sides of his head, stiffened by hair spray.”The color, she would point out to comical effect, was from a product called Just for Men — the longer it was left on, the darker it got. Impatience resulted in Trump’s orange-blond hair color.”Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders hit back.”This book is filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House,” she told a briefing.Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, denied allegations that she had cried tears of sadness on election night.”The book is clearly going to be sold in the bargain fiction section. Mrs. Trump supported her husband’s decision to run for President and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did,” Grisham said in a statement.last_img read more

Hills celebrate Durga Puja steeped in tradition

first_imgDarjeeling: While there are complaints of tradition being diluted amidst the glamour and glitter of the big budget Durga Pujas, the 104-year-old Durga Puja organised at Nripendra Narayan Bengali Hindu Hall (NNBHH) in the Queen of Hills still clings on to the charm of the yesteryears.There is no theme in the Puja nor the dazzling lights but the true essence of the festival has been handed over through the generations and is still preserved with fervour. It has the “Probashi pujo” flavour of course. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe NNBHH has a rich history and was built during the British Raj, located in Chandmari, the then Indian portion of the town below the Market Square in Darjeeling. From 1914, the Durga Puja started in the temple, hosted by the local Bengali populace.Famous names like Swami Vivekananda, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan, Sister Nivedita, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Acharya J C Bose and great revolutionary Bagha-Jatin had all paid visits to this hall. It is said that even K L Saigal, the legendary singer, had once offered pushpanjali during the Durga Puja. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFrom pushpanjali to bhog and aarti, everything is steeped in tradition — preserved religiously through the ages. No pandal is erected for the Puja and the idol is placed at the main altar of the temple belonging to the NNBHH.During the days of the British Raj, the idol used to be brought in from Krishnanagar by train to Siliguri. From Siliguri, it used to be brought to Darjeeling by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, having two engines, one in the front and the other in the rear. From the early 50s, the image is being brought from Siliguri. The style of the image has been kept the same as in the earlier days, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesh and Kartik are all part of a single structure known as the ekchala thakur with daker saaj.In the old days, plays used to be staged throughout the night. The ladies were not supposed to come out in the open. A special ladies’ gallery had been constructed for them with a net in front. The ladies, with long drawn “ghomtas” used to watch the plays from here.Hurried plays and cultural programmes are still being staged after the sandhya aarti. However, with each passing year, this too is becoming a next to impossible task with the thinning Bengali population.”This is one of the oldest Pujas of North Bengal, however, year after year it is becoming a herculean task to organise and maintain the standards owing to manpower shortage. But we try our best with whatever resources and manpower is available,” stated Sadhan Mitra, the organiser.In Kurseong, the Puja organised by Rajrajeshwari Bengali Association has a rich history in the backdrop. Rai Bahadur Sashi Bhusan Dey had started a tuberculosis sanatorium at Kurseong, in the memory of his late son who died from this disease.The most famous Durga Puja in Kalimpong is organised by Kalimpong Milani Club founded in 1929.last_img read more

Decoded How lifting heavy weights boosts muscle strength

first_imgLifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training because the nervous system facilitates improvements in strength during high-load training, researchers suggests. The study aimed to find out how the brain and motor neurons – cells that send electrical signals to muscle – adapt to high versus low-load weight training.The findings showed that despite similar increases in muscle thickness, high-load training may be superior for enhancing muscle strength than low-load training. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe nervous system activates more of the motor neurons – or excites them more frequently – when subjected to high-load training. This increased excitation could account for the greater strength gains despite comparable growth in muscle mass, the researchers said.”If you’re trying to increase strength – whether you’re a gym rat or an athlete – training with high loads is going to result in greater strength adaptations,” said Nathaniel Jenkins, assistant professor at the Oklahoma State University. For the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, the team randomly assigned 26 men to train for six weeks on a leg-extension machine loaded with either 80 or 30 per cent of the maximum weight they could lift. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe results showed a similar growth in muscle between the two groups but a larger strength increase – roughly 10 pounds’ worth – was found in the high-load group.Although, low-load training remains a viable option for those looking to simply build mass or avoid putting extreme stress on joints, still, when it comes to building strength – especially amid a busy schedule – heavier is better, Jenkins maintained. “High-load training is more efficient” and “it’s more time-efficient. We’re seeing greater strength adaptations. And now we’re seeing greater neural adaptations,” Jenkins added.last_img read more

Video Real life Snakes on a Plane scenario shocks plane full of

first_img Share Video: Real life ‘Snakes on a Plane’ scenario shocks plane full of passengers Tuesday, November 8, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted bycenter_img MEXICO CITY – Samuel L. Jackson’s worst nightmare just came true, with new video of a real live snake slithering into the cabin of an Aeromexico plane.According to Huffington Post Canada, passengers on a commercial flight from Torreon to Mexico City on Sunday were given the shock of their lives when a bright green serpent came slithering out of the overhead bin. In a scene straight out of the Hollywood thriller ‘Snakes on a Plane’, the slimy reptile was caught on video emerging from the ceiling before partially dropping down into the cabin.Aeromexico said in a statement that the plane was given priority landing in Mexico City, where workers “secured the reptile.” The airline is currently investigating how the snake came to be in the cabin and is taking measures to avoid it from ever happening again. No word yet on what these measures entail, but we’re hoping it involves Samuel L. Jackson coming to the rescue.Frightening moment on an Aeromexico flight when a large snake fell from overhead mid-flight.— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2016 Tags: Aeromexico The Canadian Press last_img read more