Jamaica’s First Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team

Synchronized Swimming is one of the lesser known olympic water sports, yet, arguably, it is one of the most amazing. In many countries, the sport is fairly new, and it has only had a spot in the olympics for thirty years. In Jamaica, synchronized swimming has never found a permanent home on the country’s olympic team. Recently, some young Jamaican girls have decided to change this.
In the dazzling blue waters of Port Antonio, you will find a group of girls -all with their hearts set on going to the olympics- practicing this amazing water dance. The girls, ages 9-17 are coached by Olga Novokshchenova, a Russian gold medalist in synchronized swimming. Novokshchenova says she began teaching swimming lessons, and over the years has picked out the strongest swimmers and invited them to be on the team, which they call Island Island Synchro Aquatic.
The team has now placed with high honors in several competitions, including a recent one in Orlando, Florida. But, it hasn’t always been this way. At the first competition, they were one of the only black teams there, and finished dead last. They didn’t let that discourage them. Just two years later, they placed fourth- the highest Jamaica has ever placed in synchronized swimming- in the same competition.
Through injured legs and expensive competition and travel fees, the team has stuck together, and has high hopes to make it to the 2020 olympics.

Just Who is Dr. Mark McKenna.

Greatness comes in a variety of forms and fashions. When it comes to the medical industry, Dr. Mark McKenna is a standout thanks to his many attributes. This guy is a man of many acts because he seems to have a hand in numerous projects. He is known to be a doctor, a philanthropist as well as a businessman. McKenna is a prominent doctor that is well-known in New Orleans, Louisiana, and he’s well-known in Atlanta, Georgia. If you were to think of progressive-acting individuals, McKenna would fit the bill perfectly. The Louisiana-native is licensed in surgery and in medicine by the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners. In addition to that, he is also licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

After completing his medical training, Dr. Mark McKenna started practicing his profession along side of his father. During this time, he decided to go into business by himself by launching McKenna Venture Investments. This business just so happened to be a real estate development firm. As his medical career continued to blossom, so did his career in business. His extensive educational background has allowed him to go on and launch many more businesses. This includes Universal Mortgage Lending as well as Uptown Title Inc. Some of the companies were turnkey in a sense as they helped to bring in copious amounts of extra revenue. On top of that, McKenna’s employee-base would grow to more than 50 individuals.

In 2007, Dr. Mark McKenna relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to further expand his empire. Since he retained his strong passion for health and wellness, McKenna decided to open a medical practice that catered specifically to this exclusive field of work. ShapeMed was its name and providing a host of weight-loss solutions was its game. This company was very successful, and it offered other services like weight- management, laser-hair removal, body/facial skin tightening and many more. Dr. Mark McKenna has been on a mission of excellence, but this is only the start to many more surprises in the future.

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Cassio Audi’s History As A Brazilian Heavy Metal Pioneer

Looking back at the history of Brazilian heavy metal one is presented with some of the most famous names in the genre from across the planet as the nation continues to hold onto its place as one of the spiritual homes of this form of music. One of the most beloved bands to have ever set foot on the stages of Brazil is Viper, a band formed in Sao Paulo in 1985 which has gone on to become one of the most iconic and successful of any in Brazilian music history.

As with most bands who have survived in the music industry for decades, Viper has undergone a number of lineup changes and seen new members come and go over the years but one name always stands out for his performance on the early albums of the band. Cassio Audi may now be best-known as one of the leading investment specialists in the history of Brazilian banking but his early career as a heavy metal pioneer in Brazil often goes unmentioned despite being worthy of a place in any hall of fame.

Upon forming the band in 1985, the Passarell brothers knew they needed skilled musicians who shared their love of “New Wave” heavy metal from the U.K. Cassio Audi was already a noted musician in Sao Paulo having performed as a drummer for a number of bands in the city after falling in love with heavy metal when it exploded in Brazil in the early 1980s.

As the drummer in the band, Cassio Audi was at the heart of the development of one of the most impressive and respected bands in the history of Brazilian heavy metal who are known for forming the shape of the genre for the future in the nation. Audi appeared on two albums with Viper including the bootleg recording, “The Killera Sword” and the studio debut, “Soldiers of Sunrise” which is still noted as a turning point in the development of Brazilian heavy metal as the nation began to find its own voice in the music industry.

Michel Terpins – Steering Success with Every Race

Michel Terpins drives success with every car race that he participates in. This is because Michel Terpins has the exciting job of being a rally racecar driver in Brazil. Sao Paolo is the birthplace of Michel Terpins. he inherited his father’s passion for sports. His father was accelerated basketball coach.

Michel Terpins is a member of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. Initially, in 2002, he raced motorcycles and gradually became a part of the Sertoes car racing squad. He previously raced with his brother, and they both have competed in the Sertoes Rally and the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship for four stretches.

Michel Terpins drives with his teammate, Maykel Justo, who navigates the route as he drives. Together, they drive a T-rex prototype, belonging to the T1 category, which is a tournament car. The Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship has showcased the talent of Michel Terpins. he is the current frontrunner for this event.

Recently, Michel Terpins qualified for the Sertoes rally. The rally was held in Mato Grosso, Matto Grosso du Sul, and Goias. It is a sensational event with over 250 participants from all over the country and offshore as well. A total of 161 nations are engaged in the contest, and they will traverse a stupendous 3,000 kilometers approximately.

The Sertoes rally, which is in its 25th chapter, comprises three levels and the duo of Terpins and Justo finished two of these successfully. They lead the collective group and were one of the five swiftest competitors. This was despite considerable adversity in the form of treacherous terrain, dust, and uneven territory. Mechanical complications plagued the race for Michel Terpins and his navigator, and they were unable to procure aid. This slowed down their car as it could not tolerate additional strain.

Michel Terpins has raced in the Sertoes rally for a total of seven times. Michel Terpins attained the tenth position in the championship overall. The team of Terpins and Justo also achieved the fourth position for the Prototypes T1 with a remarkable timing of 11 hours, 45 minutes and 23 seconds. Michel Terpin’s zeal for racing has established him as one of the country’s premier rally driver.

Doe Deere Discussed Her Surprisingly Normal Morning Routine

A few months ago, Doe Deere discussed her morning routine with Beautiful Is My Attire. An interesting fact is that the CEO and founder of Lime Crime, a cosmetics brand, is that her routine is quite normal.

 

Eight-thirty in the morning is when Doe Deere wakes up, and she gets up at that time every single morning. Once up, she enjoys eating breakfast while taking in the view of nature. One of the first things she does is drinks a glass of water, which is important because the Los Angeles (where she lives) climate requires people to stay hydrated. She also completes stretches and eats a light breakfast.

 

After that, she gets on her phone to see what’s going on. She answers emails, speaks with her team at Lime Crime and then she goes on Instagram to see what trends are hitting the scene.

 

Her Makeup Routine

Doe Deere is a makeup fanatic, therefore she spends quite a bit of time on doing her makeup in the morning. As for her hair, she doesn’t wash it in the morning, as she wants her hair to be dried by the morning, therefore she takes her showers in the evening. She styles her hair after she does her makeup and then she applies moisturizer to her face, but after she washes it.

 

Deere then applies her foundation, which will be added to Lime Crime’s line in the future. The next step is filling in her eyebrows, as well as setting her makeup. The last thing she does is apply lipstick and blush, which is her favorite part because this is where colors come into play. She tends to use either pink or red for her chosen colors.

 

Arriving At The Office

Before she heads to work, Deere enjoys spending a little bit of time with her two cats. After that, she heads to work and gets there for around noontime. Throughout the day she attends meetings, chats with her team members and performs other work-related tasks before heading home at six in the evening. Sometimes she does work well into the evening hours.

 

Now you have a better idea of what Doe Deere’s morning routine is like. She does the above most mornings and it appears to be working very well for her. Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lime-crime-launches-mlf-velvetine-collection-for-mothers-day-300444493.html

 

Swimming is the Best Aerobic Exercise

In the article, “Why swimming is so good for you”, Markham Heid discusses the reasons why swimming is the best aerobic and cardio-vascular exercise (http://time.com/4688623/swimming-pool-health-benefits/) The commentary proves to be a helpful resource by making people aware that swimming has proved to be good for the heart. Without the resistance of gravity, every muscle in the body is working to keep your body healthy while you are swimming. It also helps your breathing by strengthening the respiratory muscles. Heid discusses how a regular swim can help people with arthritis and decrease tightening of the arteries to prevent heart attacks. People with hypertension can lower their blood pressure with a regular swim schedule.

The buoyant quality of floating can help overweight people exercise without as much exertion as regular aerobic exercise. Breathing is also improved when swimming. Unlike running where short, shallow breaths are taken, swimming requires deep breaths released slower, strengthening lung capacity. The lung alveoli become stronger and do not stick together as much. In addition, swimming is a great way to keep the body toned, because all the muscles are used.

Both the lower and upper body are working when swimming, as opposed to running or biking where there is mostly lower body exertion. The benefits to the lower back are also evident, because exercising horizontally counters the constant bending of the back that hampers people who work at a desk. Swimming also helps maintain healthy posture. Thirty minutes of swimming a day is all it takes.

Catch a Wave, Catch E-Coli?

Point Break. The Beach Boys. The Endless Summer. Surfing!

The sport, romance, and culture of surfing has captured the imagination of people everywhere for centuries. It’s no surprise that people have been doing it for so long. Why flap your arms and legs just plain swimming when you can master the water and “fly” atop the foam?

But in a recent study conducted by the University of Exeter in the UK, surfers may be catching more than a wave when they take to the water. Researchers have concluded that surfers swallow approximately ten-times the amount of seawater than regular swimmers. This wouldn’t be a bad thing, if coastal water was clean. The news is out, everywhere: it’s not. Even Redditors are horrified!

In the study, brilliantly named “Beach Bums,” scientists from the university’s medical school have partnered with the environmental advocacy group, “Surfers Against Sewage,” to test the fecal matter of nearly 300 volunteers, half surfers and half not. The results are startling.

Surfers in the study were three-times as likely to carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs and dangerous bacteria than regular swimmers. As the world of medicine grapples with the impending doom of the failure of antibiotics, this is seriously scary news for surfers, the people they share their lives with, and all of us.

In an interview with the UK’s Independent, the lead researcher on the project, Dr. Anne Leonard, emphasized that “we urgently need to know more about how humans are exposed to these bacteria.”

FL Gulf Coast Takes Meet, While Liberty Swimmer Shines:

It was neck and neck between Florida Gulf Coast University and Liberty University until the final three events. That’s when the Eagles made a big push to pull ahead and win the school’s first ever Triple Distance Classic.

This inaugural meet featured every stroke for the 50, 100, and 200 meter lengths, along with the 500 and 1,000 freestyle. FGCU ended the night with 395 points, while Liberty came in second with 344. Rounding out the placings were St. Louis, third with 267, and Rutgers with 245. Much of Florida Gulf Coast’s late push for the win was due to the performance of Yee Ching Wong (Hong Kong), who won two of the final three events. Yee finished first in both the 100 IM (59.37) and 200 IM (2:06.55). Your text to link…

While Florida Gulf Coast won the whole meet, Liberty University actually won the most individual events, eight in all. Leading the way for the Flames was Prudence Rooker (Forest Grove, Oregon). She was the only triple winner at the Triple Distance Classic, coming in first in the 50, 100, and 200 breaststrokes (29.41; 1:05.90; 2:22.67). Rooker was also part of Liberty’s winning 200 medley relay team.

The Classic produced four double winners. Hannah Burdge (FGCU, 50 and 100 free), Francesca Bertotto (RU, 500 and 1,000 free), Vera Kopkrivova (RU, 50 and 200 back), and Alicia Finnigan (LU, 50 and 100 fly)

Sea Lion Attacks Close Popular Swimming Spot

Two swimmers were attacked in the San Francisco Bay area on Thursday December 14th and Friday December 15th. The two attacks are considered to be highly unusual and extremely rare. Sea lions are animals that are not known to attack swimmers.

The sea lion attacks led park authorities at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park to shut down a popular swimming spot in the San Francisco area. Park authorities say they will be investigating the reason why a sea lion decided to attack swimmers. One theory is that the sea lion was territorial and trying to keep the swimmers away from his territory. This rarely if ever happens though. Another theory is that the sea lion who attacked the swimmers is sick and injured. It may have felt threatened by the swimmers and bit them.

The site of the attacks is an area that sea lions frequently pass through as they head towards a favorite gathering spot. It is also a favorite venue for swimming and rowing clubs. Park authorities are now warning swimmers and rowers to be on guard. The bay may be right near the city, but it is actually a wilderness area. As soon as you are out in the water, you should imagine yourself being in a place where wild animals and fish may roam about.

Both of the attacks left swimmers needing medical treatment. One man was bit in the groin and taken to a hospital. Another man was bit on the arm and had to have two surgeries.

Bob Reina Introduces Live Meetings Marketing Tool.

We are living in an increasingly transformative time. The advent of the internet and the rise of video marketing has fundamentally shifted the way that companies do business. In order to properly reach out and connect with customers, businesses need to lean on video marketing software. Talk Fusion is based out of Tampa, FL and the company has been helping to innovate within the video marketing field since 2007. Bob Reina is the founder of Talk Fusion and he has been the charismatic leader of the team. Reina took time out of his schedule in order to introduce Talk Fusion’s newest piece of software: Live Meetings.

 

Direct conferencing is one of the most important and effective ways for businesses to mass-exhibit their messaging. For this reason, Talk Fusion has developed Live Meetings to be THE conferencing application to meet the needs of businesses both large and small. Live Meetings is a one-way video conferencing application that allows up to 15 hosts the ability to broadcast to up to 500 viewers at a time. Video conferencing is something that Talk Fusion firmly believes in and they are even exhibiting it on their own website in order to bring in new Talk Fusion associates.

 

What makes the Live Meetings application different than other video conferencing applications is that it is built on WebRTC tech. Talk Fusion CTO Ryan Page and CEO Bob Reina both have gone on record to tout WebRTC technology as the future of internet-based marketing, and for good reason. WebRTC technology allows users to access applications without having to download software, install plugins, or purchase special hardware. Users need to merely be sent the URL of the video conference, by way of the company hosting the conference, and click on it. WebRTC technology allows Live Meetings to operate across every major platform and hardware options, including tablets, phones, laptops and desktop computers.

 

Another benefit of WebRTC technology, which Live Meetings is built upon, is an improvement in actual output. Live Meetings looks crisp and sounds even crisper with a lack of echoes, reverberation or sharp audio twangs. When companies want to put their best foot forward, they turn to companies like Talk Fusion and products like Live Meetings in order to help pull it off. Reina has gone to the press saying WebRTC tech is the perfect fit for what the company is trying to do with their newer marketing tools. Learn more: http://blog.talkfusion.com/