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‘One more game’

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Ginebra will have the momentum to go for the kill, and Cone has hinted that he will prepare his boys to play just one more game.“Our mentality right now is we want to play just one more game,” Cone said after Game 5 of the best-of-seven series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I just have to be prepared,” Cone went on, before someone asked if he was ready to go the full 48 minutes—at least—in Game 6 where the Kings can sew up a repeat. “I’m ready to do whatever it takes for us to win a championship.”Brownlee played 46 total minutes in Game 5 and struggled throughout with the Meralco defense focusing on him hard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut he delivered when needed by helping in the other aspects in the stretch, as he still finished with 20 points that went with 12 rebounds and five assists. Brownlee also had a night-high three steals—equaling the entire Meralco total—which resulted in a Greg Slaughter bucket that made it 81-70 going into the final 4:30.“Our job’s not done yet,” Brownlee said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Milliam posts rare PPS 3-title romp View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson After five grueling games of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, and considering how he has worked himself ragged to help give Barangay Ginebra a 3-2 lead over Meralco, Justin Brownlee says he’s still got a lot left in the tank as the Gin Kings gun for the clincher on Wednesday night.“No, not at all,” the 6-foot-5 Brownlee said when asked if he was surprised that coach Tim Cone didn’t give him a breather in the second half of a tight 85-74 victory on Sunday before 36,455 fans at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Slaughter was the other big performer for Cone and showed why he is the Best Player of the Conference, finishing with 17 points, 16 rebounds and six swats.Meralco had only five blocks for the night.“I am looking forward to playing in a bigger game,” Slaughter said of Game 6, which will also be at Philippine Arena. “Whoever comes out hungrier for that game will get that game.”Meralco trailed by as many as 18 in the first half before coming back hard in the third period to lead a couple of times. But, like in Game 2, the Bolts suffered a power outage in the most critical time of the game, making just two Allen Durham free throws in a five-minute span.Durham has also been working double time in trying to keep the Bolts in this series, and whether he’s got more to give for two more games will ultimately determine whether Meralco finally breaks through in the pros.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Stenson tops Ogilvy in Match Play final

first_imgThat was for the flag. This was for himself. In a slugfest that came down to survival, Stenson played mistake-free over the final 10 holes and made four birdies to surge past the U.S. Open champion and become only the second European to win this most unpredictable tournament. “I was struggling big time with my game,” Stenson said. “Somehow, I managed to fight my way through the round and not let Geoff run away with it.” Trying to win his 12th straight match, Ogilvy had a 2-up lead with 10 holes to play until he lost momentum with a three-putt bogey, lost the lead with another and couldn’t stop a sensational finish by Stenson. Stenson hit 8-iron into 2 feet on the par-3 16th, and when Ogilvy missed his 6-foot birdie, the Swede went 2-up to the par-5 17th. He reached the green in two on the 600-yard hole and lagged his 60-foot putt so close that Ogilvy conceded. The longest week of his career was behind him. The blue World Golf Championship trophy was at his side. Henrik Stenson soaked it all in by slowly lowering his head on the table and closing his eyes. “I’m too tired to be happy,” he said. He played 120 holes in five days in the Accenture Match Play Championship, the last 35 on Sunday against Geoff Ogilvy in the final that featured five lead changes and countless mood shifts until Stenson made back-to-back birdies for a 2-and-1 victory . Stenson will go to No. 5 in the world, taking his place among the elite, the highest ranking ever by a Swede. He earned $1.35 million to move atop the PGA European Tour Order of Merit. The last time he felt such a rush of excitement and exhaustion was five months ago when he earned the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup. center_img “That’s just the way it goes,” said Ogilvy, who earned $800,000. “He wasn’t at his best, either, but he got it done when he needed to.” PGA TourFred Funk won one for the old guys. Playing with an achy back befitting his senior status, the 50-year-old Funk won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the second hole of a playoff with Jose Coceres to became only the second man to win a PGA Tour event after winning on the Champions Tour. Funk led the tournament – the PGA Tour’s first in Mexico – since setting the course record with an 8-under 62 Thursday. He never gave it up, but was tied several times, including from the 14th hole Sunday until sinking the birdie putt in the playoff. Champions TourBobby Wadkins won the ACE Group Classic for his fourth tour title, holing a 13-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory over Allen Doyle. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Israel seizes Hamas leaders as tactic

first_imgNABLUS, West Bank – Israel rounded up a Palestinian Cabinet minister and 32 other Hamas leaders in the West Bank before dawn Thursday, trying a new tactic in its campaign to pressure the Islamic militant group into halting rocket barrages from the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian president condemned the arrests, saying they would hinder his efforts to restore a truce with Israel, and Washington expressed concern about the detentions. Hamas threatened to retaliate with attacks inside the Jewish state. The arrests reflected an Israeli decision to target the Hamas political leadership – but not necessarily with the lethal airstrikes it has staged over the past week on targets linked to the Hamas military arm. Israeli aircraft staged attacks during the day and into the night, mainly on Hamas training bases and command posts. A huge plume of black smoke rose over Gaza City after an afternoon attack, but there were no serious injuries, Palestinian medics said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During the night, a series of air raids injured nine Palestinians, including three children and two women, hospital officials said. Just before midnight, an Israeli missile targeted a shack in the Shati refugee camp where Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas lives, but no one was hurt, Palestinian security said. Haniyeh went to inspect the site, but guards pulled him away because aircraft were still in the sky, officials said. Israel’s military said the structure was being used by Hamas and Haniyeh was not the target.last_img read more

Rashford shines as England cruise past Costa Rica

first_img0Shares0000Marcus Rashford believes England can go all the way at the World Cup in Russia and hopes to play a major part © AFP / Paul ELLISLEEDS, United Kingdom, Jun 8 – England manager Gareth Southgate admitted Marcus Rashford had given him a difficult decision to make ahead of the World Cup with a stunning strike in a 2-0 friendly victory over Costa Rica on Thursday.In England’s last match before their tournament opener against Tunisia in 11 days time, Manchester United’s Rashford was the star of a much-changed side in Leeds. Danny Welbeck was also on target as England extended their unbeaten run to 10 games, stretching back nearly a year.“What pleased me most is that Marcus Rashford enjoyed his football tonight. He played with a real swagger,” said Southgate.Rashford made the most of the absence of England captain Harry Kane as he started up front alongside Jamie Vardy, and showed what he is capable of with a fiercely struck shot from 25 yards that dipped perfectly into the top corner.“You work on them (goals) in training every day and when one comes up in a game it’s a reward,” Rashford told ITV.Rashford endured a difficult end to the season at United, scoring just four times in 2018 at club level, and suffering some stinging criticism from Jose Mourinho.However, Southgate insisted the 20-year-old needs to express himself and feel the freedom to make mistakes.“He had a difficult end to the season having to play on his own as a number nine at times. He is still filling out — we sometimes forget how old he is,” added Southgate.“For me, at the end of the season, he cares so much you can see he was trying too hard.“I said to all the team before the game, I expect to see mistakes tonight and, if I don’t, there might be a problem because we wouldn’t be being as attack-minded as we want to be.“They are going to make errors, but they might also show the glimpses like Marcus’s goal. The goal was world-class.”– Gulf in class –Southgate made 10 changes from the side that beat Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday with 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool handed his international debut at right-back.Rashford caught the eye from the off with a sublime piece of skill down the left that forced a corner from which his United team-mate Phil Jones saw a looping header turned onto the bar by Keylor Navas.Real Madrid goalkeeper Navas was completely caught out moments later, though, as Rashford unleashed a powerful drive from 25 yards for his third international goal.Navas was Costa Rica’s hero of an incredible run to the World Cup quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil, helping to knock England out of the group stages on the way.However, there was a gulf in class even between Southgate’s largely second string line-up and the Central Americans as England dominated.Navas kept his side in the game by denying Vardy from point-blank range as he latched onto Leicester team-mate Harry Maguire’s knockdown.Costa Rica face tournament favourites Brazil as well as Serbia and Switzerland in Group E, and will need to show far more ambition once they get to Russia if they are to replicate their heroics of four years ago.Southgate held off making any changes until the hour mark and left Kane in reserve for the full 90 minutes as his side continued to control the game after the break.England’s rhythm was then stunted by five quickfire substitutions, including a debut for Burnley’s Nick Pope in goal.However, Welbeck also justified his inclusion in Southgate’s squad by coming off the bench to seal the win 14 minutes from time as he headed home Dele Alli’s cross.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A’s Washington in a real clean-up role

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OAKLAND – Ron Washington left the Oakland Athletics for the offseason anxious to return to his flood-ravaged New Orleans home and survey the damage with his own eyes. Even he wasn’t prepared for what he saw: mold everywhere, ruined furniture and belongings, all evidence from the 7 feet of water that invaded his house during Hurricane Katrina nearly five months ago. “There’s lots of work to do, but I’m hanging in there,” the A’s third-base coach said in a recent phone interview. “It’s not easy to describe, but it was nasty. I lost everything. Everything that was in that house is gone. We’re still going through that process. Water can do some serious damage.” For now, Washington, his wife and his mother-in-law are living in a modest apartment in the suburbs, about 15 minutes outside the Big Easy. “There’s not a big market out here for housing,” Washington said. “You don’t find what you need, but you find what you can handle and be comfortable in.” Washington and other family members spend most days working to gut the house and rebuild it from scratch. The brick frame of the home is about all that can be salvaged. He makes daily trips to the store to search for everything from new hot water heaters, washer and dryers to refrigerators and electrical and plumbing supplies. Washington, who interviewed for several managerial openings after the season ended, figures it will take until just before the start of spring training in 2007 for his house to be done and fully livable again. Next month, Washington will report to Oakland’s spring training complex in Phoenix for the beginning of workouts, to begin grooming another wave of young A’s infielders just as he has in past years with Miguel Tejada, Bobby Crosby, Mark Ellis and Eric Chavez. He considers himself a teacher, and Washington is regularly at the ballpark early during the season doing fielding drills with boys aspiring to reach the big leagues one day. This winter, he has channeled all that energy into rebuilding. “From that point on, we’ve been trying to get comfortable and get our house together,” he said. “We’ve been gutting, and took everything out of the house and took the walls down to the studs. We pulled up all the carpet and flooring. The house is totally stripped.” After Katrina hit in late August, Washington’s wife, Gerry, and 25 other family members got out and landed safely in an Alabama shelter. They then moved into three temporary houses together, where they tried to establish some semblance of normalcy amid the chaos in the Gulf Coast. Washington briefly left the A’s and spent three days in Alabama to get his family settled and learn more about the damage. For a while, he was the only one bringing in a steady paycheck to support the entire family. The A’s organization and its players reached out to him with financial assistance, a gesture he greatly appreciated. In addition, New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi, a former member of the A’s who worked with Washington in the Oakland farm system, gave $20,000 to Washington to help his family recover. Washington cried when Giambi gave him the money. From the beginning, Washington vowed to return to New Orleans and rebuild – and help clean up his city if possible, too. Washington is also working on the home where his mother-in-law lives, which he also owns. “By the end of 2006 and before I leave again, I should finally get it up to par,” Washington said. “Even after you get it all cleaned up, you have to find stuff to replace. I was hoping it wasn’t very bad, but I got shocked once I got home. Everyone was in the same boat. Those who don’t want to start over in New Orleans lost everything and have nothing to come back to.” For him, that was never an option. New Orleans has always been his home, and that won’t change. “I love my house. I love the area I’m in,” he said. “A lot of my neighbors are doing the same thing. I’m going to go for it and see what happens.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anitalast_img read more

DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUARTER PLAY CULDAFF THIS SUNDAY

first_imgThe Donegal Camerata is back in Inishowen this weekend.The Da Capo Concert Series has invited the Letterkenny-based ensemble to perform in Culdaff on Sunday 20th October, as part of their regular series of concerts in Inishowen.The Da Capo Concert Series promotes high quality, live classical music in Inishowen. Recently concerts featured top ensembles such as the Fidelio Trio, ConTempo String Quartet or Cassiopeia Winds. For this their second visit to Inishowen, the Donegal Camerata will present “Serenades & Dances” in St. Buadan’s Church, Culdaff, Sunday 20th October at 3pm.The concert includes popular works of the Classical repertoire such as Mozart´s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Bartok´s Romanian Dances or the Brahms Hungarian Dances alongside other enjoyable pieces from their repertoire.Also they will perform “Lament” from John McLachlan´s String Quartet No. 2, a wonderful piece selected from the library of the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland.During this year the Donegal Camerata String Quintet has appeared in different venues across the county as well as continuing to develop an audience for Classical Music with their regular concerts in Conwal Church. Working with different organisations, the ensemble intends to keep bringing their chamber music performances to every corner of Donegal.Founded in 2007, the Donegal Camerata is an international string ensemble of professional players based in the North West.Recently they performed at the closing concert of the 400th Anniversary celebrations of Letterkenny, in RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany and at the Allingham Arts Festival with great success.Don’t miss this rare chance to hear live classical music near you!Tickets €10 / €7 Concession. Tel 9383734 for further information DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUARTER PLAY CULDAFF THIS SUNDAY was last modified: October 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUARTER PLAY CULDAFF THIS SUNDAYlast_img read more

SEAN’S WONDERFUL 9,710 ‘THANK YOUS’ TO CRUMLIN!

first_imgSean with staff of Our Lady’s Hospital For Sick Children in Crumlin.Little Sean McMenamin and his family have said a huge thank you to the staff of Our Ladys Hospital for sick Children in Crumlin.The Letterkenny lad spent much of his early life at the Dublin hospital undergoing various operations for a heart condition.The McMenamin family decided they wanted to in some way do something in return for the amazing treatment and kindness shown to Sean. Sean’s mum Sheila and her sisters Margaret and Geraldine competed in the ladies mini marathon in Dublin and raised €2,325.This was followed by a karting night and grand display of various motorsport and classic cars in association with the Donegal Motor Club and John Dolan which added another €7,385 to the kitty.Sean’s family have said they are so thankful to everyone who helped them in any way to raise the money which has ben donate dot the hospital.  SEAN’S WONDERFUL 9,710 ‘THANK YOUS’ TO CRUMLIN! was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Crumlin’s Children HospitalDonegal Motor ClubletterkennySean McMenaminlast_img read more

QPR make audacious bid to land striker – report

first_imgQPR have made an audacious bid to lure France striker Olivier Giroud, according to the Daily Mail.Linked with move for Giroud.Rangers manager Mark Hughes is said to be prepared to splash a significant part of his summer budget to land a top-class goalscorer.Arsenal have been linked with Montpellier star Giroud, who is believed to have a £12.8m release clause in his contractMeanwhile, Chelsea have told Roberto Di Matteo they would like him to remain as manager, the Mail claim.Sources at Stamford Bridge are said to be increasingly confident the Italian will still be in charge at the start of the new season.The Mail also say West Ham are interested in re-signing Yossi Benayoun, who is expected to leave Chelsea, Barcelona have reignited their interest in Blues defender David Luiz, and that Reading are looking to sign Pavel Pogrebnyak as the striker is yet to agree terms with Fulham.Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claim Chelsea are ready to make a £20m swoop for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.The Mirror also suggest Ajax’s Gregory van der Wiel heads Chelsea’s list of potential new right-backs.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Draymond Green (finger) to return against Jazz

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Warriors forward Draymond Green will return Monday against the Utah Jazz after missing the last five games because of a torn ligament in his left index finger.“It’s improved. It’s not all the way 100%, but I’ll be waiting until March for a finger to become 100%,” Green said after shootaround Monday. “So you just get it to where you can tolerate it and move forward.”Green suffered the injury on Nov. 1 against the San Antonio Spurs. Although he played 34 minutes in the loss, his …last_img read more

Bare Feet Were Made for Walking

first_imgYour feet can become hard against rough ground without sacrificing their sensitivity.Years ago, Dr Daniel Lieberman, an endurance runner and physiologist, impressed CEH in Nov. 2004 with his findings that humans are the best endurance runners in the animal kingdom. Even though he is an evolutionist, the number of physical adaptations he described that are necessary for endurance running in an upright posture seem to shout “design.” Now, Lieberman and other scientists have investigated barefoot walkers and found new adaptations that make one wonder if we really need shoes.The human foot is a highly complex apparatus composed of 26 bones, with tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, skin and sensory organs all integrated and coordinated. One anatomist called it a “biomechanical masterpiece.”Foot callus thickness does not trade off protection for tactile sensitivity during walking (Holowka et al., with Daniel Lieberman, Nature). This team studied habitually barefoot walkers in Kenya and made the following observations.Until relatively recently, humans, similar to other animals, were habitually barefoot. Therefore, the soles of our feet were the only direct contact between the body and the ground when walking. There is indirect evidence that footwear such as sandals and moccasins were first invented within the past 40 thousand years, the oldest recovered footwear dates to eight thousand years ago and inexpensive shoes with cushioned heels were not developed until the Industrial Revolution. Because calluses—thickened and hardened areas of the epidermal layer of the skin—are the evolutionary solution to protecting the foot, we wondered whether they differ from shoes in maintaining tactile sensitivity during walking, especially at initial foot contact, to improve safety on surfaces that can be slippery, abrasive or otherwise injurious or uncomfortable. Here we show that, as expected, people from Kenya and the United States who frequently walk barefoot have thicker and harder calluses than those who typically use footwear. However, in contrast to shoes, callus thickness does not trade-off protection, measured as hardness and stiffness, for the ability to perceive tactile stimuli at frequencies experienced during walking. Additionally, unlike cushioned footwear, callus thickness does not affect how hard the feet strike the ground during walking, as indicated by impact forces. Along with providing protection and comfort at the cost of tactile sensitivity, cushioned footwear also lowers rates of loading at impact but increases force impulses, with unknown effects on the skeleton that merit future study.Why callused bare feet are a better fit than cushioned shoes (Editorial, Nature). The editors describe Lieberman as “an evolutionary biologist with something of an obsession for how we use our feet.” They describe us humans as “quite large, as mammals go,” and since we walk upright, our feet take a lot of punishment. Surprisingly, though, the thick calluses that grow on barefoot walkers do not hinder their sense of touch; “although calluses protect our feet, they transmit tactile sensation almost as effectively as does soft skin.” Tenderfeet (i.e., habitual shoe wearers) know the pain of stepping on a Lego piece in the dark hours of the morning.As Lieberman and colleagues observe, a person with callused feet would feel that Lego brick just as acutely. But the researchers also find that bare feet offer a better guide to the force with which our feet strike the ground than do artificially cushioned soles, comfy as those might feel. This difference could have untold consequences for the rest of our skeleton.Barefoot Walking Gives You Calluses That Are Even Better for Your Feet Than Shoes, Study Suggests (Live Science). Christopher Wanjek gives a Darwin-saturated take on the findings, simply assuming that if bare feet exist, they must have evolved. “At its core,” he alleges, “the study is about human evolution.” He claims that calluses are “the evolutionary solution to protecting the foot,” but if that were true, why didn’t we evolve hard hooves, like horses? The actual study reinforces design; here is a structure that can develop thick skin for protection, and yet maintain tactile sensitivity. Shoes rob us of some of the senses that might improve our health:However, very thick calluses don’t simply act like shoe cushions. The callus thickness can protect against heat or sharp objects, providing comfort and safety, like shoes can. But the sensory receptors in the foot that detect ground surface differences still transmit signals to the brain.This uninhibited signal — that sensation of feeling the earth — may help the barefoot walker keep balance, strengthen muscles and create a stronger neural connections between the feet and the brain.Barefoot walkers have tough feet but sense the ground just as well (Michael Le Page, BBC News). This less-evolutionary article shares some interesting facts about bare feet that indicate we are missing out on benefits by wearing shoes.Lieberman noticed that as his calluses grew thicker, his feet got tougher without seeming to lose their ability to sense the surface beneath them. He and his colleagues have now confirmed this by studying the feet of around 100 people in Kenya and the US.Those who usually went barefoot had calluses up to a third thicker, but could sense vibrations just as well as those with thinner calluses. The reason, the team think, is that hard calluses transmit forces without dampening them – unlike the foam or rubber soles of many shoes.While this is surprising, it is analogous to guitar players who grow calluses on their fingers but still maintain exquisite sensitivity to touch. It means that the sensors on the skin are able to penetrate the callus and still transmit touch signals to the brain. Lieberman expects to study the physiological benefits of barefoot walking more. He thinks the sensory advantage of bare feet could help elderly people avoid falls, for one thing, and might help everybody avoid joint diseases.Walking on your sensitive sole (News and Views, Nature). Wading past the typical evolutionary fluff about human ancestors millions of years ago, the reader eventually hears good reasons for the design of the human foot.Our feet are remarkably sensitive, enabling pleasant sensations such as the feeling when walking barefoot on a beach, but also the experience of pain when stepping on a sharp rock. This sensitivity is useful because our body’s nerves use such information to fine-tune our posture and gait, in a similar way to how our sensitive fingertips enable us to precisely manipulate objects. As part of the system that aids this tactile sensitivity, a variety of mechanoreceptors in our skin sense mechanical stimuli such as pressure. If these receptors don’t work normally, as can occur in disease or during experimental manipulation, people can have problems with their balance or gait.This article describes the experiments Holowka and Lieberman’s team used to arrive at their findings. They remain ambivalent about the value of bare feet compared to shoes, however, admitting that hard soled shoes can also transmit vibrations pretty well, and are important for added protection in some situations.More research will be needed to fully understand the effect of shoe soles on gait. Humans are not like machines, in which just one variable at a time can be studied. Human movement is a complex, dynamic system, and changing even one variable, such as shoe-sole stiffness, will probably trigger other physiological and behavioural changes. For example, running when using cushioned soles, compared with running barefoot, triggers changes in how the foot makes contact with the ground (called the strike pattern), and also causes the arch of the foot to behave more stiffly.So should we take our shoes off? “It makes sense that preserving foot sensitivity is useful, especially if maintaining stability is challenging,” they admit. But for now, “Although this mystery has been solved, much remains to be discovered about what affects how humans walk.”Feet are amazingly complex features God has given us. They did not evolve. Human feet are so different from ape feet, they are essentially a completely different design. In the book Spacecraft Earth, a Guide for Passengers, Dr Henry Richter spends five pages talking about the human foot. On page 48, he compares it to the ape foot:The shape of the human foot is much different, clearly adapted for walking upright all of the time. It has a unique bone structure, muscle structure, and sole, with two arches almost perpendicular to each other. The heel and ankle are suited to living on the ground, not in the trees. What chance mutations created such a radical change? Evolutionists often gloss over these details, simply imagining that a change in climate led some ape ancestor to climb out of the trees and start walking. Such things do not just happen. There would be too many things for natural selection to do at the same time. (Richter, p. 48) The foot is just one of hundreds of wonders our Creator gave us to experience His world. The more we learn about our bodies and minds, the more our gratitude and awe should grow. Evolutionary theory (the Stuff Happens Law) robs God of the honor that is His due.Exercise: Try barefoot walking when you can. It would take weeks or months to build up the calluses need to walk on rough surfaces, but pay attention to the sensitivity provided through the skin. Does it improve your balance? Are you more aware of the positions of your toes, arches and heel? Compare that with the feeling of walking in soft shoes or hard shoes. What benefits can you find designed into bare feet that can aid your health and enhance your experience of the world?(Visited 454 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more