Fit Naveen silences his sceptics | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik revealed what his fitness regime looks like in a two-minute and eight-second video released on social media on Friday. The 73-year-old bachelor, dressed in the ubiquitous white, loose-fitting kurta-pyjama and chappals, is seen sporting a black T-shirt and track pants in the video. Naveen, whose health condition has been a part of public discourse, is seen jogging in his lawns, lifting weights, doing sit-ups, stretching and working out on an exercise bike. “Getting ready…

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Come along for the ride

Starting today at 5:15 p.m. at the Museum of Regional history, downtown Texarkana will host Friday night tours that are part bicycle ride, part history lesson. Tours organized by the Texarkana Arts & Historic District will continue April 12, 19 and 26, with a new addition this time in free, post-ride appetizers served at Pecan Point Gastropub & Brewery. Tour-goers can bring their own bike or rent one for $5. Holden Fleming, city planner for Texarkana, Texas, said with…

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WMS 8th-grader racing to BMX world championships in Belgium

By DONNA HARRIS BMX racer Spencer Fleming has a chance to be a world champion.  The Woodland Middle School eighth-grader has earned the opportunity to represent the United States in the UCI BMX World Championships July 23-27 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, after winning a series of races at the Gator National World Qualifier Feb. 22-24 in Oldsmar, Florida.  “It’s really cool to be going,” he said, noting this will be his first time competing at worlds. “It’s an honor to…

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Graham: Help plan the future fun in Prescott Valley | The Daily Courie…

Sometimes it can feel like our local governments spend a lot of time telling residents what’s good for them without seeking a lot of input. However, Prescott Valley officials are giving residents a chance to help plan future events and activities for the town. After a community forum last month, they took the suggestions given and created an online survey with 29 choices. Residents can go to a website and vote for the choices they would most like to…

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I’ve given up work to help women in remote Africa

A WOMAN who travelled around Africa after finishing university has started a campaign to provide sanitary products to women on the continent. Widge Woolsey, 47, founded Ufulu, named after the Chichewa word for freedom, when she returned to Africa last year and realised many women don’t have proper access to tampons or sanitary pads. She now hopes to raise £150,000 to pay for moon-cups, silicone containers which can be used by women during their periods. The cups only need to be…

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Field trip to Funko is good training for service dogs

EVERETT — His Yoda-like calm prevailed amid the fast-moving little legs and giant statues during Wednesday’s field trip to Funko. Jedi, a 4-month-old yellow Labrador, was on a weekly outing with pals to prepare for a life of service. The dogs will someday open doors, find the phone, unload groceries, fetch clothes from the dryer and other mobility tasks and provide companionship to people with disabilities. First, the pups have to learn how to behave in public. “They have…

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Albany-Sasser Rail Trail preview scheduled April 7 | Local News

ALBANY — The Albany-to-Sasser rail trail, which is a big part of the countywide Flint River Trails system, will soon connect downtown Albany to Sasser. An event coming on April 7 will give interested persons an idea of what the finished recreational trail will look like. The public is invited by Flint River Trails to a preview of the trail at 2 p.m. They encourage participants to bring the shoes they need for biking, hiking, running, jogging, strolling or…

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Four Steps to Digital Transformation Success

(iQoncept/Shutterstock) Today’s business leaders would love to find themselves ahead of “the next big thing.” While it may appear that luck and the fickle winds of customer preference rule the day, there is a proven path to market leader status. The catch: effectively managing and analyzing the ever-expanding volumes of data from within the organization and its ecosystem of business partners. Too often, the potential of that data to drive innovation goes untapped because organizations lack the capabilities to…

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Miami TE Brevin Jordan and RB transfer Asa Martin (Auburn) hurt

University of Miami starting tight end Brevin Jordan, a key component of the Hurricanes’ offense, sprained his left knee Tuesday and is “day-to-day,’’ UM senior associate athletic director of communications Carter Toole said Thursday after practice. Jordan, who hyperextended his knee earlier this week, had an MRI on Wednesday, a source said. Additionally, running back Asa Martin, an Auburn transfer who was named the 2017 Alabama Mr. Football and Class 6A back of the year (rushed for 2,228 yards…

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Unhealthy Heart: High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking hig…

February was not only Black History Month, it was also Heart Health Awareness Month per the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. Generally, heart disease is considered a man’s disease, but more Black and white women die of heart disease than all cancers combined. About 610,000 men and women die of heart disease each year and it accounts for 1 in 4 deaths in both genders. Coronary…

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