first_imgBoston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) looks to move against Phoenix Suns’ Tyler Ulis right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. The Celtics won 116-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — With Boston in danger of blowing a big fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving stepped up again for the Celtics.Irving had a key 3-pointer and a driving basket in the closing two minutes, helping Boston hold off the Phoenix Suns for a 116-111 victory on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “This whole week I’ve been getting questions about the game,” he said. “But like I said, it was a great night. Tried to come out and be aggressive. Just fell a little short.”Phoenix cut a 17-point deficit to 105-103 on Chandler’s dunk late in the game. But Irving, who returned to the game with 4 1/2 minutes left with the lead down to eight, responded with a 3 from the right wing on the next possession, and his spinning shot off the backboard made it 112-106 with 29 seconds left.“We have to do more of that for Kyrie, so he can just go out there and not have to work so hard all the time,” Horford said.Leading by one late in the third, the Celtics closed the quarter with an 11-2 run. Marcus Morris’ alley-oop jam in the final seconds made it 89-79.Boston then scored the first seven points in the fourth before Phoenix rallied with 15 of the next 19 points over a five-minute stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Kyrie’s ability to make those shots with very little space is pretty impressive,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We put ourselves in a bad spot after that fourth-quarter run.”Irving finished with 19 points, leading a balanced attack for NBA-leading Boston (20-4). Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each scored 17 points, Jayson Tatum had 15 and Al Horford added 14 points and a career-best 11 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDevin Booker scored a season-high 38 points for Phoenix in his first game at TD Garden since he put up 70 against the Celtics on March 24. T.J. Warren had 19 points, and Tyson Chandler finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds.Booker was certainly thinking about playing in Boston again. View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “It’s just understanding the game and what’s available and not making mistakes down the stretch,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said.Coming off a season-low two points when he played only 22 minutes, Brown scored 16 in the opening half.TIP-INSSuns: Reserve C Alex Len was sidelined by a sore left ankle. “It’s still bothering him a little bit,” Triano said before the game. “I think if we needed him, he could play.”Celtics: Improved to 10-2 at home. … They shot 57.5 percent (23 of 40) in the opening half, going 9 for 17 on 3-point attempts. … Stevens switched his starting lineup for the second half, inserting Daniel Theis and removing Aron Baynes.OUCHBooker banged right knees with Brown late in the first quarter and limped slowly to the bench during a timeout. He pointed toward the right side of his knee while talking to the trainer, but returned at the start of the second and nailed a jumper in the opening minute.NOT WATCHING AGAINA good portion of questions to Stevens in his pregame session with the media focused on the Suns’ last visit, when Booker put on his show in a Celtics’ victory.“We didn’t show much of him last year,” Stevens said. “We talked a little bit about how he gets his points, obviously.” In that game, Booker scored 51 after halftime, making an NBA-record 20 free throws for a half.UP NEXTSuns: At the 76ers on Monday in the fifth of a season-high six-game road trip. It’s the first meeting between the teams this season.Celtics: Host the Bucks in the fourth of a five-game homestand. 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first_imgDD HEALTH: Slimming World has welcomed the results of a poll showing that fad diets that promise ‘fast weight loss’ have fallen out of favour in 2016 as slimmers look for long term results instead.Slimming World in Donegal agree that results are “good news for Donegal.” Slimming World Consultants were talking after a poll of 3,500 people who started a new weight loss plan in January 2016 found that while 44 per cent previously saw fast weight loss as a priority, only seven per cent still feel that way this year.Furthermore, while only 51 per cent of slimmers say they used to see long term weight loss as their priority, 90 per cent are now focused on sustainable results.Slimming World backed the findings that fad diets don’t help people to succeed in the long term as they are unhealthy, they don’t fit in with the family and they get boring.And they agreed with the 25 per cent of respondents who described the cabbage soup diet as the worst they have tried. “Pledging to lose weight is well known as the most popular New Year’s resolution”, says the Donegal Ladies.“However, as this survey shows, more and more people are recognising the importance of following a realistic healthy plan.”“This is great news as not only can fad diets be very unhealthy, they’re also incredibly damaging to self-esteem.“Fad diets lead to feelings of hunger, deprivation and boredom, making them impossible to keep up in the long term.“This can cause people to lose confidence in their ability to make long term changes. I often meet members who have tried a fad diet in the past and who were left beating themselves up and feeling like a failure for not being able to ‘stick at it’ when really it was the diet that failed for being too strict in the first place.”The unique Slimming Snapshot 2016 survey, undertaken by Slimming World, revealed that 42 per cent of new slimmers want to lose a minimum of 4st and 91 per cent plan to stick with their new healthy lifestyle for at least a year. Nearly half of slimmers (43 per cent) who started their diet in January first thought about losing weight several months ago and nearly 80 per cent made their final decision before the New Year.Slimmers hope losing weight will improve their appearance (93 per cent), their health (89 per cent), their social life (63 per cent) and their sex life (50 per cent).“The Year gives a new chance to start afresh,” says the Donegal Girls.“And it seems that 2016 is the year of the family, with fitting in with the family the key priority for 60 per cent of slimmers. “A healthy flexible eating plan, based around normal every day foods is more likely to fit in with the family and will have the added benefit of improving their health as well as yours.“If you’re unsure whether a diet is faddy or not, a good rule of thumb is to see whether you could enjoy a healthier version of a traditional Sunday roast, spaghetti bolognaise or homecooked curry.“If you can’t then it’s unlikely to be a practical healthy diet and if you also have to cut out your favourite treats then it’s going to be very miserable as well!“As well as thinking about what you can eat, it’s also a good idea to think about what kind of support is on offer.“There is growing evidence that getting caring, understanding support from other slimmers who are on their weight loss journey too can lead to even greater success as it can be hugely motivating and inspiring.”For information on Local Groups, Visit our Facebook Page HEALTH: LOCAL SLIMMING EXPERT WELCOMES THE ‘DEATH OF FAD DIETS’ was last modified: May 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Fad DietsFeatureshealthnewsSlimming Worldlast_img read more

first_img Image credit:  Sean Fennessy.Go back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterThe Calile Hotel has officially opened its doors in Brisbane as Australia’s first urban resort. With an award-wining restaurant, cocktail bar, day spa and fashion boutiques within the hotel, guests have the world on their doorstep. Located in the heart of the James Street precinct, the 175-room new build hotel is managed by TFE Hotels under the TFE Hotels Collection brand.TFE Hotels Chairman Allan Vidor said The Calile Hotel “brings together all the best things that Brisbane has to offer: its subtropical climate, a relaxed yet sophisticated setting and an array of forward-thinking fashion boutiques and dining offerings including our new Lobby Bar, all set against the urban streetscape of James Street”.The building is designed by Brisbane architects Richards & Spence to meld with the leafy, landscaped facades they created in the precinct, in a project imagined by brothers Michael and Cal Malouf.The Lobby Bar, on the ground floor of the hotel, offers a sophisticated space to enjoy cocktails inspired by the local area. Flagship restaurant, Hellenika, opens out on the pool terrace and has an exciting modern Greek menu, similar to its award-winning sister restaurant by Simon Gloftis on the Gold Coast. The new restaurant sits in a vast 600-square-metre floor space and offers dining under the stars at poolside cabanas. An additional new dining precinct, Ada Lane, adjoins the hotel, offering five new street-level tenancies dedicated to eateries and bars.One of Australia’s top wellness and spa facilities will complete the experience, KAILO Wellness Medispa. Located on the pool deck level, it boasts 10 treatment rooms. Forme Fitness will also offer technologically advanced gym equipment and personal training, in a boutique space with well-considered and luxurious facilities.The hotel’s 175 generous guest rooms include nine suites and two premier suites. Each is designed with the ultimate guest experience in mind, with an individual balcony, Bluetooth sound bar, motorised blackout blinds, 55” flatscreen television and complimentary new-release movies. Beautiful and flexible event spaces cater to intimate culinary soirees, poolside cocktail parties, a grand ballroom celebration or wedding for up to 500 people. Wedding guests and event delegates can unwind at the Lobby Bar, enjoy a poolside cocktail and dinner, energise in the fitness centre or be pampered at the spa.More at read more