District will offer exercise routines through social networks

Barranquilleros will have from this Monday the best fitness instructors a click away with the launch of the program #I am active, which will be offered through the social networks of the Secretariat of Recreation and Sports ddaily sessions of healthy routines.

Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins presented the program this Saturday, which is an alliance with the Ministry of Sports. These are virtual routines designed to be done in confined spaces, including: aerobic gymnastics, muscle stimulation, aerobic rumba and mixed martial arts.

#SoyActiva has a team of certified instructors who have created healthy routines for beginners and experts, which users can see Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. through the Instagram account @SecDeportesBaq.

“During the pendemic, those who were most likely to get sick and have complications were those who did not have a healthy lifestyle, because that worsened their quality of life, so we started quickly a program so that people could go out to the patio or terrace of their house to do physical activities “said Mayor Pumarejo. “Now, with this initiative, we want to continue promoting those healthy lifestyles, that people break the routine even if they are at home, for the benefit of all Barranquilla residents,” he added.

For his part, the Secretary of Recreation and Sports, Gabriel Berdugo Peña, invited Barranquilleros to join healthy habits through exercise. “This is the best opportunity forthose who have always wanted to do physical activity and perhaps did not have the possibility to go to a gym. And those who have already been doing it, can join the expert mode. Here they will be able to exercise with real experts ”.

Another component of the program is the presence of instructors guiding physical activity sessions in the parks and public spaces of the city such as the Gran Malecón, with groups that do not exceed 8 participants. Likewise, physiotherapists will be present in the biosaludable gyms located in the parks with the aim of guiding users of machines on how to improve your performance and how to feel better after physical activity.


Coronavirus: what are the restrictions that are analyzed for Rosario

He exponential increase in positive cases of coronavirus in recent days he put to work at all levels of the state To define certain restrictions in the province to stop this trend. To the hourly restrictions set by Governor Omar Perotti on Friday of last week, announcements that would limit other activities. For this, the governor and his officials are in contact with the mayors, especially those of the Gran Rosario, and also with national authorities. The announcement of the provincial leader would be this Friday.

A priori, the idea is to restrict outdoor activities: sports and recreation are under the microscope parks.

“We are seeing that the boys are going to practice in the clubs but later they get together to chat and that is where the contagion occurs. This activity may be one of those that will be suspended ”, admitted a senior municipal official.

“There are many recreational issues that are also under evaluation. There are not a few officials who do not look favorably on the parks full of people every weekend in Rosario“He said. The problem is that, if the exits are limited, they fear that more encounters will be generated in closed spaces, which carry more risk.

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Precisely, municipal and provincial officials are seeking consensus to shape a strategy that “achieves the greatest health benefit with the least possible economic impact.”

The restrictions would be, in principle, for two weeks. To then evaluate the trend and define how it continues.

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“It’s all on the table. There may be several restrictions “, entrusted to The capital another municipal source. He admitted that they are not ruled out restrictions in the commercial area: “We are talking, because we need to significantly reduce circulation,” he stressed.

Two pieces of information were highlighted on the work table that turn on all the alerts: the doubling time of virus infections, which has been drastically shortened and fell in Rosario from 11 days last Friday to 9 this Wednesday; and the occupancy of beds in the public sector, which in the city already exceeds 85 percent.


“Diamond” stolen from statue of Diomedes Díaz in Valledupar

Crime in Valledupar does not give up. Unknown subjects stole from the statue of Diomedes Díaz in the Los Juglares roundabout in La Provincia park in Valledupar, the Murano tooth that resembled the diamond tooth used by ‘El Cacique de la Junta’.

The sculptor John Peñaloza visited the place with the Secretary of Culture of Valledupar, Carlos Liñán, getting a tremendous surprise: there was no tooth in the statue of Diomedes Díaz, a situation for which they asked the police authorities to carry out the investigation of the case to find those responsible.

In this regard, the sculptor Peñaloza said that “I am surprised by this action since that tooth was almost impossible to pull out because it was held by a guaya; but they took it away. How sad”.

For his part, Liñán indicated that “from the Office of Culture we make an invitation and call to citizens to protect the works of art that embellish our parks, which makes our city a cultural attraction. We are committed to the maintenance of our parks and the maintenance of the works, so that Valledupar can continue to attract attention worldwide, and thus we continue to be a cultural powerhouse ”.

The official also specified that repairs will be made to the statue of Iván Villazón, which was damaged in recent days by misfits, despite the fact that there is a CAI of the Police near the sector.

From the Twitter account of the office of Culture of Valledupar and the mayor’s office, a call was made to the community to protect the parks and arts of the city.

From @AlcaldiaVpar we invite all citizens to protect the works of art that embellish our parks and make Valledupar an attractive city for cultural tourism. @CarlosLinan ”.


“The sun activates vitamin D and increases the immune system”

Closed gyms? The world of fitness at the time of covid-19 is renewed. No machines or dumbbells, more free body space. Waiting to understand when and how they will reopen, personal trainers are organizing themselves to offer outdoor lessons to customers. In fact, with the regional ordinance of May 6, sports can be played in parks and outdoor spaces also in co-presence, provided that all safety requirements are respected, starting with the spacing and the prohibition of contact between individual practitioners.

Cristian Laghi, biologist-nutritionist and owner with his father Enzo of the Record Gym in via Ravegnana, has chosen the course “Paul Harris” in via Bengasi as the location for the courses that will begin on May 18. “I would like to thank the municipal administration, which is very concerned about the sports sector, for its commitment. We have held several meetings on Skype with the representatives of the sports associations and private gyms, during which the deputy mayor Daniele Mezzacapo gave us explained well in advance what the intentions were. Then there is the novelty of giving the parks free of charge, without the need to pay the occupation of public land. Just send a simple question, indicating the days and times in which courses will be held, in order to avoid gatherings. Then the Sports Unit will coordinate the management of the spaces “.

How will you organize the activities?

The activity must be carried out individually, with respect for the distances. Two meters for those who are not with a mask and one meter with. For example, body building cannot be done with equipment provided by the gym. For example, the exchange of dumbbells will not be possible. Those who wish can bring for example bottles of water from home or what one will have for personal use only.

What will the courses be?

Pilates, yoga, zumba and functional training gag for legs, abs and buttocks with music. The location, which is located near our gym, is beautiful and befitting. There are many trees and therefore also shaded areas. I hope that those who are used to making tools only will also come.

Is there already a calendar?

We are developing it with teachers. We will inform through social media. It is a completely new experience. It will start on Monday 18 May.

Will they be free?

No, it’s a service we provide to subscribers. But those who are not enrolled can also participate in the course by paying a 5 euro attendance fee. I am a company with VAT and not a sports association. With a tablet I will then issue an electronic invoice, which will be sent by email.

Did this experience revolutionize the concept of the gym?

With the beginning of the emergency I immediately organized myself with Facebook direct and videos on Youtube. Especially those who were not used to coming to the gym have approached home fitness.

Will you continue with this system?

I will publish recorded lessons if it is not possible to take lessons in the park due to bad weather.

Did you miss your customers?

Yes, a lot. Numerous messages of support and affection were received. There is a great desire to leave. I feel discomfort especially among those used to doing weights.

With the lockdown, there are those who for various reasons have not had the opportunity to train and perhaps unload the stress on food. How should the return to normal be managed from a physical point of view?

It was a worse downtime than when there is partial inactivity due to an injury, because for better or worse you can walk or otherwise perform a certain workout. This block created true sedentary lifestyle. Smart working has led to zero travel. The restart must be gradual and without exceeding the desire to improvise an ironman. Being outdoors is a very positive thing. Also there is a consideration to be made.


Being in the sun activates vitamin D, which is a very powerful natural anti-inflammatory and helps fight infections. It also increases the power of the immune defenses.

How do you see a “Phase 3” with the gyms open?

I see it with quoted entrances or in relation to square meters. Surely cardio fitness will be seen in “phase 4”, also because it is impossible to do cardio with the mask. In Korea, for example, all cardio machines are turned off. You can only do physiotonic activity and weights. It is the most sensible thing, because this type of exercises are already equipped with gloves.

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And for the courses?

If you are lucky enough to have very large rooms, there may be spacing. But this is not new, only now there is more sensitivity to the topic. The Ausl already carries out checks regarding the number of people a room can host. Depending on the intended use, each room must have certain characteristics. For gyms, for example, there must be a number of windows as a percentage of the surfaces that can be walked on, this is because the ventilation must guarantee the healthiness of the premises, or they must be equipped with forced air systems that guarantee air circulation.


Why does California have low COVID-19 numbers in the US drama? – Telemundo 52

LOS ANGELES – Early confinement and other prevention measures promoted by the state government have allowed California, with more than 40 million inhabitants and some 300 deaths from COVID-19, to become an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in United States.

So far, the nation’s largest metropolis, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million citizens, has recorded fewer than 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, far from New York City, which has 8 and a half million inhabitants. and it has confirmed some 130,000 infections and more than 4,000 deaths.

“California has been doing quite well in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a relatively low number of infected per 100,000 people and a low death rate,” said Professor Karin Michels, head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


California Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first in the country to enact relatively strict confinement, allowing only “essential” activities such as going to the grocery store and pharmacy, and exercising respect for safety distances between people.

In contrast, eight states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming – have not mandated their residents to stay home.

“The governor issued ‘home security’ and ‘shelter’ orders relatively quickly. Universities like UCLA and other large employers closed even earlier and sent people to work, teach and study from home,” said Michels, who has extensive experience in disease prevention, public health and statistical methods.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, California schools may continue to be closed until the end of August.

Newsom also took the initiative to decree the closure of schools, which will remain closed until next year, as a preventive measure; in asking President Donald Trump to send a hospital ship to Los Angeles to support local hospitals before it reached a hypothetical peak in the number of cases, which has not yet occurred; and in closing the state’s beaches and parks.

Another point that seems to have helped so far in the exceptional case of California against COVID-19, according to experts, is the low population density of the state, which reduces the possibility of contagion and allows better compliance with the rules of social distancing.

 Despite having a large population, Californians do not live in
as dense as New Yorkers. Cities spread with
Few skyscrapers: Relative to other states, many more people in
 California lives in houses, not in apartment buildings or buildings
high, “summarizes Michels, who is based on data from a study of his


California has had a much lower per capita death rate than most of the nation’s largest states, with the exception of Texas.

“The state has a low average age and a high
density of healthcare facilities, which may have contributed to
 the low mortality rate, “explained Michels.

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, the mortality rate among those infected with 20 years of age is 0.03%, while for those 70 years of age it is 8.6%.

Cautious tone

 Californian authorities have projected alarming numbers in the
recent weeks, although so far those estimates have not been

Newsom himself foresaw two weeks ago that more than half the state’s population, or about 25 million people, would become infected, so he begged its residents to follow the guidelines to the letter.

For his part, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, did not hesitate to forecast that the city “would follow in the footsteps of New York” in number of cases, a catastrophic scenario that is still far away.

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The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering (CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

The new data is known after this Sunday
President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference,
make sure “this will probably be the hardest week, between this
week and next, and there will be a lot of death. ”

The state of New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 that it had a day earlier.


Sobyanin announced the tightening of restrictions due to coronavirus during the non-working week

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced on the air of the TVC channel about the possible tightening of restrictive measures due to coronavirus during the non-working week from March 30 to April 3. According to him, restaurants, cafes, shopping centers and parks should be closed in the capital.

Sobyanin believes that a long weekend should be used in order to reduce the rate of spread of coronavirus infection and smooth out the peak in the increase in incidence. The mayor noted that the peak incidence of coronavirus in Moscow has not yet been passed, the capital is only at the beginning of the journey. New restrictive measures to be implemented in the city next week will be announced on Thursday, March 26, the mayor promised.

So far, shopping malls have only been instructed to close all sports, children’s and entertainment centers located in them, Bulat Shakirov, president of the Russian Council of Shopping Centers (RCCC), told Vedomosti. “At the moment we have no other orders to close other points. We are waiting for an official document and clarifications, after which we will make a decision, ”he said.

Restaurateurs found themselves in a difficult situation: in recent weeks, revenue and traffic decreased significantly, while all expenses for salaries, rents, payments to suppliers remained, says Evgeny Prokhorov, Deputy General Director for Commerce of Chocolate Group. According to him, a complete simple – even weekly – will become critical not only for individual restaurants, but also for the industry as a whole.

Millions of losses await each restaurateur; you can’t just shut down in an instant, says Sergey Mironov, co-owner of the Meat & Fish restaurant chain: purchased products will go bad, issues with paying rent have not yet been resolved. Unfortunately, many restaurants will close forever, he said.

“In general, the idea of ​​closing restaurants for a week is even worse than forcing to work with empty halls. Instead of the support we requested, we get new losses in addition to the ones we already incur, ”said Maxim Polzikov, partner and CEO of Ginza Project Moscow.

Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during the appeal to citizens, a long weekend from March 28 to April 5, making the next week non-working. Such a measure was introduced as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus, he explained.

Even before Putin’s appeal, Moscow’s authorities introduced new limitations due to coronavirus. In particular, entertainment and cultural events, visits to children’s entertainment centers, cinemas and any buildings that are mainly used for entertainment are prohibited in the capital. Also banned from smoking hookahs in cafes, bars and restaurants.

March 5th in Moscow was announced high availability mode. The authorities then ordered all arrivals from countries with an unfavorable epidemiological situation to isolate themselves for two weeks. Later, in Moscow and the Moscow Region, any mass events on the street, and in buildings with more than 50 participants, were banned. Since March 21, students of schools and institutions of additional education were transferred to home schooling.

March 23 Sobyanin obliged Muscovites over 65 years of age and suffering from chronic diseases of citizens from March 26 to April 14, do not leave home, visit the store and pharmacy only when absolutely necessary. To compensate for the additional costs of this category of citizens 4000 rubles will be paid once.

COVID-19 disease, caused by a new type of coronavirus, was detected in 658 people in Russia. The daily gain by March 25 reached a record high of 163 people. In Moscow, the diagnosis was noted in 410 people.


Johnson tells UK: be careful or we impose stricter measures for viruses

PHOTO FILE: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a press conference on the ongoing situation with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Great Britain, March 20, 2020. Julian Simmonds / Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will impose stricter measures to limit the spread of coronavirus if people fail to listen to government advice on social distancing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday.

Pubs, clubs and gyms have already closed, but on Sunday social media were portrayed of people gathering in parks and food markets, apparently ignoring the advice to stay two meters away.

London’s parks are already closing.

“You have to do this in line with the council, you have to follow the social distancing rule, keep two meters away,” Johnson said at a press conference in Downing Street.

“Otherwise …. there will be no doubt that we will have to present further measures and we will certainly keep it under constant review.”

The latest official statistics show that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to 5,683 on Sunday, compared to 5,018 on Saturday – suggesting that they are now increasing faster in Britain than in China or Italy in the same phase, according to a Sky News analysis.

Written by Andy Bruce; Curated by Kate Holton / Guy Faulconbridge

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Florida theme parks take measures to address Coronavirus concerns – NBC 6 South Florida

Florida’s major theme parks are taking steps to address coronavirus concerns by employing advanced cleaning practices and other preventative measures.

In a statement on Thursday, Universal Orlando officials said they have been in frequent contact with health officials and their health experts and are closely monitoring the situation.

“We are communicating with our team members and strengthening our best practice hygiene and sanitation procedures. We are also instructing them on basic preventive measures,” reads the Universal statement. “In addition, we are reviewing and improving our already aggressive cleaning protocols. And for the comfort and convenience of our guests, we are increasing the number of hand sanitizers in our parks.”

Officials at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando have said they monitor the situation and have regular contact with the CDC and other health agencies and will continue to implement preventive measures in line with their recommendations. Disney has also placed additional hand sanitizers in their parks and resorts and are communicating with cast members about disease prevention, officials said.

The Legoland Florida resort said that in addition to improving cleaning practices, they limited employee travel to high-risk countries.

Officials with Busch Gardens in Tampa have told the Tampa Bay Times that they “apply strict hygiene standards in our parks and will continue to work with health officials, monitor the situation for changes and act accordingly.”

Less than a handful of people in Florida had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, but the state was awaiting results from 69 people who had been tested, officials said.

Erika Gomez, a 24-year-old Southern California teacher living in China, was quarantined in her studio for 40 days. He shared his experience as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world.


Alberta to close parks, privatize services in budget cuts

Provincial Park of Dinosaurs in Alberta. The province will close or partially close 20 provincial parks.

Picasa / Alberta parks

Alberta will close or partially close 20 provincial parks and allow private companies to manage others in an attempt to save money.

There are 473 sites in the Alberta Parks network and the government is seeking third party partnerships with 164 of them.

Alberta said it had targeted underutilized or low direct revenue structures. But parks are a key part of Alberta’s identity, marketing and tourism revenue, and the government’s decision has sparked opposition. Critics argue that cash shouldn’t be the only way to measure the value of a park.

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Environment Minister Jason Nixon said the United Conservative Party is honoring its commitment to balance the province’s books despite its struggling economy.

“So while parks are important, particularly the conservation side, where we keep investing, the reality is as long as I have components that are still struggling to pay off their mortgage, we have a responsibility to use taxpayer dollars in a way effective, “He said.

“And when you have underutilized sites that cost significant compensation from taxpayer Alberta, it’s our responsibility to act.”

Alberta spent $ 86.1 million on its park network last year, the government estimates, while the park’s revenues totaled $ 33.4 million. Last week’s park share of the provincial budget was cut by $ 5 million, however Nixon said he cannot say how much money the new measures will collectively save.

Some of the changes, such as mothballing, went into effect this week. The government said it would provide additional information on handing over control of some parks to nonprofit organizations, indigenous groups and private companies in May.

The province closed 10 parks, partly closed 10 more and reduced the camping season in some parks.

Mr. Nixon indicated the provincial recreation area of ​​Lake Sulfur, which Alberta closed, as an example of an underutilized park. Only 36 people visited the area per year, he said. However, the government did not provide additional details on visitors, revenue or expenses in the parks affected by the changes.

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Camping and service expenses in parks have increased in the budget of last week. The base rate for camping will increase by $ 3 in most parks and up to $ 10 in some sites, for example.

Tanya Fir, minister of economic development, trade and tourism, said that the government’s decision to cut funds for parks does not clash with the province’s ambition to double the value of tourism in the next decade.

Alberta, said Fir, will rent the park areas rather than sell them. And Albanians who are concerned with privatizing parks, he said, must give him a chance. “Private sector companies know how to manage efficiently and effectively,” he said.

Alberta also plans to stop preparing cross-country trails around the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Mt. Shark and Kananaskis Village next winter.

The Nordic Ski Club in Calgary Foothills, which hosted a cross-country ski race in Kananaskis for around 600 participants last weekend, is among those who claim that the government did not consider other funding options when it gave up on services and structures.

The care cuts will put approximately 60 kilometers of cross-country ski trails around Peter Lougheed on the mountain. Shark and Kananaskis Village are out of order, said Foothills club president.

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“This means a loss of a recreational spot,” said Colin Norman. Parking lots are crowded on the weekend, he said.

Alberta, he said, should consider charging fees for cross-country skiers rather than ending the grooming program. Volunteers from his organization, he said, run a cross-country ski facility in Calgary and may have been able to contribute to a new grooming program in Kananaskis.

“Let’s try before calling it a failure,” said Norman.

The province will still maintain the routes at the Canmore Nordic Center, which is already busy and may be overwhelmed once the other routes are closed.

The operations are not comparable, Norman said. “The [Kananaskis] slopes … attract people looking for a more remote or wild cross-country skiing experience. “