A GROUP of city council staff are planning to run up and down all 30,000 steps in Wembley Stadium to raise cash for charity. They are hoping to raise as much money as possible for children in Malawi, homeless people in Glasgow and cancer research. The team members are trustees with the Paradise Steps Group charity which was set up in 2014 to provide a hot meal each day for pupils at Chipindu school in Malawi. For many of the youngsters it will be the only meal they will eat that day. The lure of hot food has resulted in improved attainment and attendance with children receiving an education which benefits them and their families and hopefully helps them out of poverty. City council staff will take part in the Wembley challenge with members of the Paradise Steps charity in partnership with the Bobby Moore Foundation It will be the first time any group has attempted to run up and down all the steps in in Britain’s biggest stadium. However they have completed similar … [Read more...] about Council staff to run along all 30,000 steps in Wembley Stadium to raise much-needed cash
A GROUP of city council staff are planning to run up and down all 30,000 steps in Wembley Stadium to raise cash for charity. They are hoping to raise as much money as possible for children in Malawi, homeless people in Glasgow and cancer research. The team members are trustees with the Paradise Steps Group charity which was set up in 2014 to provide a hot meal each day for pupils at Chipindu school in Malawi. For many of the youngsters it will be the only meal they will eat that day. The lure of hot food has resulted in improved attainment and attendance with children receiving an education which benefits them and their families and hopefully helps them out of poverty. City council staff will take part in the Wembley challenge with members of the Paradise Steps charity in partnership with the Bobby Moore Foundation It will be the first time any group has attempted to run up and down all the steps in in Britain’s biggest stadium. However they have completed similar … [Read more...] about Glasgow City Council staff set to run up and down all 30,000 steps in Wembley Stadium to raise cash for charity
They’ve walked, they’ve run, climbed stairs and climbed mountains — all in the bid to become Wigan’s best steppers. Teams from all over the borough have been stomping their way to better health through a step counting competition. And when it comes to a fun way of keeping active, you could say that this fitness challenge really was a walk in the park. As part of Wigan’s Wellfest celebrations, Inspiring healthy lifestyles threw down the gauntlet to organisations to put forward teams of five to take part in their great Step Challenge. Competition organiser Rob Mentha said: “The challenge was to get the teams to track their movement over four weeks. It was designed to get people moving more often and to show them how physical activity can be integrated into their daily lives.” Inspiring healthy lifestyles provided activity trackers for the contestants to use. The information was downloaded through a smartphone app, allowing teams to track their … [Read more...] about Teams step to it for healthy challenge
THE cut-throat world of Fitbit users has been laid bare after a mum was trolled for coming first in a challenge.Ashleigh Runcie, 26, was slammed by slimmers who accused her of cheating after she clocked the most steps over a five-day period while wearing the popular activity tracker.Ashleigh says she was shocked at receiving the messages but soon saw the funny side.The results of the Workweek Hustle are recorded on an app which competitors can use to message each other.Part-time home carer Ashleigh claims she received the insults from sore losers after shooting to first place by logging 165,762 steps - more than 17,000 ahead of her nearest rival.One bitter slimmer spat: “Sorry, Ashleigh but you’ve got to be cheating at that rate.”Another fumed: “U take the enjoyment out of having a Fitbit”.Part-time carer Ashleigh outstripped her nearest competitor in the challenge by 17,000 stepsMum-of-two Ashleigh, from Fraserburgh, Scotland, said: “I was … [Read more...] about Cut-throat world of Fitbit users laid bare after mum trolled by slimmers for coming first in challenge… despite shedding three stone
AFTER a long day at work, hitting the gym is often the last thing you feel like doing - but you have to feel the burn somehow.Why not set an easily achievable daily step count goal instead? Here's everything you need to know about fitness trackers, and how they really can help you lose weight.Everybody's different, but the 10,000 steps challenge is promoted by the NHS and other health experts as an achievable and healthful goal.But shock research released in August 2017 showed how 41 per cent of English adults between 40 and 60 — 6.3million people — fail to do a 10 minutes' brisk walk a MONTH.You can monitor your step count by buying a Fitbit, Fitness Tracker or pedometer, or using an app on your phone.All iPhones now have Apple's Health app, which automatically monitors your step count, while Google Fit on Android phones offers similar data.The average person only walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps-a-day, so the 10,000 mark may be further away than you'd initially … [Read more...] about How many steps should I walk in a day, how many steps are in a mile and how many calories do I burn in a day?
WHEN STEPS announced their comeback in Bizarre in December, few would have predicted a chart battle with ED SHEERAN.Tears On The Dancefloor reached No2 behind Ed’s record-breaking Divide when it was released in April – a feat even the Glastonbury headliner himself described as “phenomenal”.The fairytale return comes 16 years after their acrimonious split in 2001, when infighting finally caused FAYE TOZER, LISA SCOTT-LEE, LEE LATCHFORD-EVANS, CLAIRE RICHARDS and IAN ‘H’ WATKINS to implode.Now in episode nine of my Bizarre Life podcast, H – who formed a duo with Claire after the break-up – indicated for the first time bad blood still bubbles under the surface.He said: “I love these guys and I hate them at the same time.“I’ve known them for 20 years and they know I don’t mean it maliciously. They probably feel the same about me as well.”Their unlikely chart tussle with Ed has given Steps … [Read more...] about Steps star H admits to still ‘hating’ bandmates despite their successful comeback and chart fight with Ed Sheeran
Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) party and the de facto leader of its new government, had pledged justice for activists jailed by the country's previous military-led regime. And on Sunday, April 10, officials announced the release of scores of political prisoners, as well as plans to pardon 100 more. Releasing political prisoners is a personal matter for Suu Kyi and her party. Many of the jailed were NLD supporters. Suu Kyi herself was put under house arrest several times under the junta. It was therefore one of the clearest steps to take for the new government, which scored a landslide victory in elections last November, following a half-century of military rule. But it won't always be so easy. Though the previous government initiated a number of reforms - including those that set the stage for last year's democratic elections - harmful remnants from the past might be hard to shake. Simply placing Suu Kyi in a position of power was an … [Read more...] about Challenges await Myanmar’s quest for change
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg last week announced that the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) would reconvene after nearly two years since "all practical cooperation" was suspended in the wake of Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. While Stoltenberg is expected to raise concerns about the implementation of the Minsk Agreements aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine, "regional terrorist threats" will also be discussed. In 2014, NATO, alongside EU and US officials, accused Moscow of involvement in the eastern Ukrainian conflict after it effectively annexed parts of the Crimean Peninsula in an internationally-condemned public referendum. But the NATO-Russia meeting expected later this month is likely due to thawing US-Russian relations, Cor Snijders, co-founder of The Hague-based security consultancy Lowlands Solutions, told DW. "The primary objective and desire regarding the upcoming NATO-Russia Council meeting in April is most likely to establish a general … [Read more...] about NATO-Russia: A step towards rapprochement?
Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz has discussed some of his policy goals in an interview published by the German weekly "Bild am Sonntag," offering insight into how he plans to challenge Angela Merkel for Germany's top political job. "I would tackle two things directly: the clear commitment to strengthening the European Union and the abolition of one of the greatest injustices: that women for the same work earn less than men," Schutz said. Germany has one of the highest pay gaps in the EU, with a wage discrepancy of over 20 percent between men and women. The politician with the center-left SPD added that his policy will be geared towards the work and life of ordinary citizens. Schulz, who served as European Parliament president from 2012 and stepped down earlier this year, also vowed to curb executive pay. He has made social justice issues a key part of his pitch for leading the country. "I promise that, as chancellor, I will implement a law … [Read more...] about Merkel’s challenger Martin Schulz lays out vision for chancellery
DW: What do you expect from the rally your party is holding on October 17 in Kyiv – a demonstration that could draw thousands in protest against the president's and the government's politics? Mikhail Saakashvili: It is the beginning of a process that will certainly lead to a change of political power in Ukraine. I'm on the road a lot, and I know the mood. Since the government doesn't want to enter into a dialogue with the citizens, the citizens will have to take the first step. At first, a few people will take to the streets, address their concerns and make demands. They will be joined by others, and at some point, the authorities will have to react. Should that reaction be inadequate, the citizens will decide on these authorities' fates. But all of this should take place in the framework of a democratic dialogue - that is, peacefully and calmly. Ukraine doesn't need new Maidan revolutions!a change in the political class and the political system.Should President … [Read more...] about Saakashvili on why he’s challenging Poroshenko’s leadership of Ukraine