MARK Wright has revealed it has not been easy helping best mate James Argent lose weight after he ballooned to 27 stone. Former Towie star Arg is desperately trying to shed weight after doctors warned him his life was at risk. Fitness enthusiast Mark, who has a training app with brother Josh, is doing all he can to help Arg make progress. He said: "It's not been easy but, you know, it's just what you've got to do for mates and family - you've got to be there for them. Just got to do it as a friend. "No matter how hard it can get at times, making him lose weight and helping him lose weight is nothing as hard as what it was and everything that he went through last year, you know? "That was tough, and it's been tough now, but he's getting there. Now he's made a decision on what he's going to do to change it and hopefully it works out for him." Arg is set to undergo £10,000 gastric surgery to help his weight loss effort too, but he is till putting in the hard yards. … [Read more...] about Mark Wright reveals ‘tough’ battle to help best mate Arg lose weight after crying over his ballooning 27 stone weight
NEW ZEALAND V AUSTRALIA, 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet Maxwell cracked a breezy, 31-ball 70 © Getty After two uneven performances that allowed New Zealand to take an early 2-0 lead, Australia hit back with an all-round clinical display to keep themselves alive and kicking in the five-match series. Pleasingly for the visitors, the match-turning performances came from Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Agar - the three players who have made a less than desirable start to this series. Entertaining fifties from the first two led Australia to a total of 208 for 4 before Ashton Agar's 6 for 30 derailed the home side's valiant start in chase. The end of Finch's prolonged rut Tim Southee nearly extended Aaron Finch's recent, unending misery. The first ball that the Aussie skipper faced, he failed to judge the subtle inward movement and got struck on the front pad. Vociferous appeals were followed by a … [Read more...] about Maxwell and Agar keep series alive
In the trendier parts of Berlin, cargo bikes are the rage. Locals use the bicycles, which have a wheelbarrow-sized box attached at the front, to do the weekly shop or ferry children around. Because they cut carbon-dioxide emissions, local authorities are subsidising the craze. But the well-intentioned schemes look pricey when you consider how much carbon is abated. One scheme costs the city €370,000 (NZ$613,000) but is expected to reduce emissions by only seven tonnes a year. That works out at over €50,000 (NZ$80,000) per tonne abated. The equivalent figure for schemes that support the sale of low-carbon heating systems, by contrast, is €200 (NZ$330) per tonne. Over 100 countries and 400 cities (including Berlin) have promised to get to net-zero emissions by 2050 or before. Investors and regulators are encouraging companies to do the same. To meet these goals policymakers and bosses will have to pick from a menu of policies, from building wind farms to subsidising low-carbon jet … [Read more...] about What is the cheapest way to cut carbon?
GWANGJU, South Korea: Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has vowed to "come back a new swimmer" after crashing out in the heats of the 100m butterfly event at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Friday (Jul 26). Schooling finished eighth in his heat, which was won by Hungary’s Kristof Milak who clocked a time of 51.42s. The 100m butterfly is Schooling’s pet event - he won the gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics in a Games record of 50.39s. READ: Schooling fails to qualify for 50m butterfly semi-finals at FINA World Championships He clocked a time of 52.93s to finish 24th overall in Gwangju. United States’ Caeleb Dressel finished overall first in the heats with 50.28s, eclipsing Schooling's Olympic record. Schooling said it has been a "huge transition" coming back to Singapore after spending five years in the United States. "This was a huge reality check of what I need to do moving forward," he said. "I've gone through a lot of things in the last four … [Read more...] about Swimming: Schooling fails to make 100m butterfly semis at FINA World Championships
The NBA season is in full swing, and we will be here each weekday with the NBC Sports daily roundup Three Things to Know — everything you might have missed in the Association, every key moment from the night before in one place. 1) Nikola Jokic makes MVP case while Antetokounmpo looks on The two-time reigning MVP was on the court and put up numbers: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting plus pulled down eight rebounds. He was not the best player on the court and he was not the guy who looked like an MVP. Nikola Jokic has been performing on that level all season long, and he made his case Tuesday night: 37 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds for his 50th career triple-double. Behind Jokic, the Nuggets routed the Bucks 128-97. The only other center with more than 50 career triple-doubles? Wilt Chamberlain. Anytime a player gets mentioned in the record books with Chamberlain, he’s doing something right. Jokic leads a Denver offense that has been top … [Read more...] about Three things to know: Nikola Jokic makes MVP case while Antetokounmpo looks on