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Propét Shoes Love Your Feet (Even When You Don’t)

first_imgOur feet withstand a hell of a lot. We may take this constant support system for granted, but these guys are troopers; from jogs, hikes, and walks around the block, to running errands, dashing to work, and playing with the family, even a normal day can wear them down. That’s where Propét Shoes come in.Propét knows that feet go unnoticed way too often for their own good, so the company has taken on a mission to give them some much deserved TLC. Developed in coordination with podiatrists, Propét’s shoes work to keep feet comfortable, cushioned, and aligned. Their claim to fame comes from a focus on restoring a natural range of motion and preventing walking quirks that add unnecessary stress.The Leila walking shoe is one of Propét’s most versatile. It manages to combine several different styles into one multifaceted design: simultaneously comfortable and supportive enough for a full day’s wear, sleek and subtle enough to match an everyday outfit, and athletic enough to take a decent beating.I even took them on a recent climbing trip and used them as approach shoes between boulders. They were perfect for my little weekend romp through the woods: lightweight, sturdy, and reliable on both dirt and sandstone. The Leila’s rubber outsoles actually made them a great alternative to traditional approach shoes in straightforward situations like this one. Sticky and stable, they held their ground without all the extras that are crucial on more aggressive trips but wholly unnecessary in the middle of a simple boulderfield. Plus, they looked good from the rock to the restaurant – major points for versatility.Propét’s forté lies in their specialized Rejuve Motion Technology. The Leila shoe, in accordance with Rejuve, pays particular attention to the heel bone of the foot. I can’t say that I’ve ever given my poor heel bone much thought before, but luckily Propét is here to reverse the damage that most of us are, apparently, guilty of.Propét shoes feature four separate layers that combine to build a sole that realigns our heel position and boosts foot support. My neglected heels finally got some love. After way too much time squeezed into tight climbing shoes (“torturously small,” as my mother would say), hiking boots, and the occasional high heel, they definitely noticed the difference. I got the feeling Propét had helped me play a trick on my own feet – they were still ready to keep on trucking at the end of that long climbing day as if I hadn’t just spent all those hours walking from rock to rock lugging a pile of gear on my back. I like a shoe that lets me feel devious.One unexpected result was that it was also much easier to keep a good posture, and that’s a big deal. Climbing is famous for slowly morphing its disciples into hunchbacks due to all those uneven shoulder muscles. I really should do more yoga, but in the meantime, the Rejuve system built into the Leila shoes does its job in reseting the heel to reduce back pain and reinforce our ideal posture.last_img read more

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Yaw Preko touts Yaw Yeboah for greatness

first_imgFormer Black Stars winger Yaw Preko has heaped praises on Ghana youth international Yaw Yeboah after the youngster’s nomination for the CAF Youth Player of the Year.Preko, who coached Yeboah at the African Youth Championship and World Cup earlier this year, was full of praise and admiration of the starlet’s talent.“He is a future national star. When given the right guidance, he will blossom,” he told Asempa Sports.“A playmaker who can liven up games is rare in this country. He has great understanding of the game and has the potential to be one of the best in the future.”Preko was however skeptical about the former Right to Dream Academy player’s chances of annexing the prestigious CAF Youth player of the year. He was of the view that the World Cup won by Mali stands their nominated players in better stead for the award.“The Malian who won the golden ball at the World Cup will be the main competitor for Yaw. If not for Ghana’s poor showing at the World Cup, it would have been a straight race for Yaw.”“This nomination is good for Yaw however. It will propel him to work harder. He has the talent.”“If we talk about skills and talent in the country, he is one of the best.”“Anything can happen in the awards, it won’t come as a shock if he doesn’t win but he is good enough to be there” Preko was recently appointed the assistant coach of Accra Hearts of Oak and has been tasked alongside head coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi to restore the club to its glory days.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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6-year-old killed in Berbice accident

first_imgA six-year-old was struck and killed on the Eversham Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) after she reportedly ran across the public road.Six-year-old Arianna LowenfieldDead is Arianna Lowenfield, of Epson Village, Berbice. She was a pupil of Eversham Primary School.Speaking with Guyana Times, the child’s mother, Oma Devi Bascom, said at about 15:00h on Tuesday, she sent the child to a nearby shop to make a purchase.She recalled hearing an impact and upon looking outside, she realised her daughter was struck down.Meanwhile, the Police have since said the hire car, HC 2523, was proceeding South along the eastern side of the road and whilst in the vicinity of Eversham Bridge, the pedestrian suddenly ran from West to East from behind a lorry that was proceeding North and came into contact with the front centre of the hire car. Little Arianna was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.The hire car was driven by a 33-year-old man from Number 79 Village, Corriverton, Berbice.He has since been arrested and is presently in custody at the Number 51 Police Station. A Breathalyser test was administered but no trace of alcohol was detected, this newspaper was told. He is nonetheless assisting with investigation.The child leaves to mourn her two siblings and her parents.last_img read more

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PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS TO VISIT INISHOWEN

first_imgThe President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will visit The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana on Saturday week, September 13th.The event will be attended by a group of invited guests who are involved with, or have been central to the development of The Exchange over the past eighteen months.The Exchange chairman, Adrian Grant said “We are extremely excited and honoured to host a visit to our building by President Higgins. Welcoming such an esteemed guest to our recently refurbished building is a great boost to the committee and our many partners in the local community and business sectors.” Exchange Inishowen Ltd is a new non-profit organization that provides facilities and support for local businesses, community groups, start-up companies, and social enterprises.Founded in 2013, the Exchange began by bringing a number of local community groups and social enterprises together under its umbrella. Under the collective identity of The Exchange, these groups formed a committee that went about trying to find suitable premises that could be used to provide much needed services.The group identified the old Social Welfare Office on Castle Avenue, Buncrana, as a suitable building for their needs and set about converting it into a community and enterprise hub.LEADER funding and financial support from the local authorities was secured and work began on the building in the summer of 2013. The Exchange, as the building is now known, has been providing services and facilities to a wide array of groups for a number of months.  PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS TO VISIT INISHOWEN was last modified: September 2nd, 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:buncranaMICHAEL D HIGGINSThe Exchangevisitlast_img read more

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7 Reasons Why a 50mm Lens Should Be Your Go-To Glass

first_imgMany filmmakers and videographers say the 50mm lens should be your go-to lens. Here are seven reasons why they’re right.The versatility of the 50mm lens puts it on another level. This is why so many film and video professionals tend to make sure they always have a 50mm lens in their kit. There are an incredible number of reasons why this lens is preferred above the others. Here are seven of them.1. It Doesn’t Distort FacesVideo from Dave DugdaleLens distortion is where the natural view of content in the frame is just off, looking different than normal. While many filmmakers use lens distortion to their advantage, the 50mm lens is still the best option for capturing content in a natural way. The 50mm will capture human faces without distorting them into unnatural proportions.2. It’s Closest to the Natural EyeImage from Elijah HailAs our first reason alluded to, the 50mm lens is the closest a 35mm sensor lens gets to being like the human eye. Now, this is not to say the 50mm lens has a field of view similar to the human eye, because it doesn’t. Rather, it captures content within the frame in a very similar spatial scale as the human eye.3. It’s CheaperVideo from Lucas PfaffSince the 50mm lens is so popular, it has a wide range of pricing options… and even the cheapest 50mm lens options produce a quality image. Canon’s standard 50mm f/1.8 lens is quite possibly the bestselling lens of all time. This is probably because of the cheap price and sharp image quality. You can pick up a Canon 50mm f/1.8 for $125.4. It’s Really Fast and SharpThe 50 is a really fast lens. For those who are unsure about what makes a fast lens: any lens with an f-stop of 2.8 or lower is considered fast. Having a fast lens gives you a lot of leeway, as we’ll see in a moment. Combine this speed with a dynamic focus ring and you have the ability to capture incredibly sharp imagery.5. It Has Great Depth of FieldImage from Jordan SanchezAs we just learned, the 50mm is a fast lens. Another area where this speed really sets this lens apart is with its ability to capture bokeh, or the blur in the out-of-focus areas of the composition. While you can capture images with other primes and zooms, the 50mm has a certain look and feel when it comes to depth of field.6. It Can Be Used in Low LightVideo from TheMaoritzIn addition to depth of field, the speed of the lens also gives the 50 an advantage when filming in low-light conditions. In fact, the 50mm is one of the very best lenses to use in low-light conditions, as most options come out of the box with at least a 1.8 maximum aperture. With speeds generally between 1.8 and 1.4, the 50mm allows a ton of light in, which in turn allows you to capture great imagery in very low-light conditions.7. It’s Small and LightweightImage from ShutterstockThe 50mm lens has fewer mechanical components inside its shell. Because of this, the lens is the most compact and lightweight of the primes. This is a huge bonus for filmmakers or videographers when traveling — especially when you need to run and gun. By using a 50mm lens on a shoulder rig or Steadicam, the overall weight of your rig goes down considerably.What’s your go-to lens? Are you a true believer in the nifty 50? Share your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

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