SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Ras Bruno, a reader from Turkey, sent me the following video link! Great stuff! Kirsan is becoming a legend…when songs are written to you then you know that you have arrived! Enjoy!
The 36th edition of the Sevilla International started today. Fellow Canadian Leon Piasetski is also participating, enroute to Gibraltar later this month. This tournament is always a tough tournament…15 GMs or so and as many IMs. Sevilla is one of my favourite cities in the whole world! You can follow the tournament on the link given below the tournament poster.
Leon looked a bit under the weather…his trip from Vancouver could have gone better. He forgot his PC adaptar and had some unfortunate experiences finding a replacement. His latest adapter blew up in his face earlier today…however, not is all bad news. Leon managed to save what appeared to be a hopeless position against a fairly weak player in round 1. When things go bad….duck!
Don’t worry, Leon! Tomorrow is the beginning of the rest of your life! (original saying)
Chess players know they sit too much. But how much is too much? And , seriously, can it be bad for your health to stay seated too long and too often? Scientific American had an article that might interest you this week:
Can sitting too much kill you?
By Travis Saunders
”We all know that physical activity is important for good health—regardless of your age, gender or body weight, living an active lifestyle can improve your quality of life and dramatically reduce your risk of death and disease. But even if you are meeting current physical activity guidelines by exercising for one hour per day (something few Americans manage on a consistent basis), that leaves 15 to 16 hours per day when you are not being active. Does it matter how you spend those hours, which account for more than 90% of your day? For example, does it matter whether you spend those 16 hours sitting on your butt, versus standing or walking at a leisurely pace? Fortunately or unfortunately, new evidence suggests that it does matter, and in a big way.”
The rest of this interesting article can be found at this link:http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=can-sitting-too-much-kill-you-2011-01-06
About the author: Travis Saunders is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on the relationship between sedentary behavior and chronic disease risk in children. When he is not in the lab, he can be found blogging at Obesity Panacea and Science of Blogging, and running marathons with his fiancé. He can be reached at @travissaunders.
What happens when you show your kids the techno-crap that we played with in the ’80s and so??
__________________________________________________________Who would have believed??
Wow! The kid on the right grew up to become the first black prez of the USA!! (cerca 1974,Kenya). That is Obama’s father sitting down.
___________________________________________________________Super Cat attacks dog!!
A great photo. Sheep are not stupid! The sheep knows that he is going to the slaughter…
TODAY’S SEXY TATOOS
(My sister hates this! She thinks it is sexist. But it is art! Correct???)
FIND THE CANADIAN IN THE PHOTO BELOW!
TODAY’S SEXIST JOKE
Two women were sitting on a fence minding their own business.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MEN BAKE COOKIES