Several have filed to run for school board in Washington County.According to Washington County Clerk Shirley Batt, the deadline is Friday, August 26 at noon. Here are the current filings:School Board Members:East Washington School Corp. – (Vote for one (1) in each twp./town)Polk Twp. –Town of Pekin –Salem Community Schools – (Vote for four (4) at large candidates)Erika Garloch 2497 N. New Hope Rd. Salem IN 47167West Washington School Corp. – (Vote for one (1) in each township)Madison Twp. – Aaron P. Dennis 180 E. Main St. Campbellsburg IN 47108Posey Twp. –Vernon Twp. – Salvatore (Sal) Sama 2001 S. West Washington Sch. Rd. Salem IN 47167Other filings voters will be turning out for the Nov. 8 election are:President and Vice President of the United States Vote for one (1) only(R) Donald J. Trump(D) Hillary Clinton(L) Gary Johnson(I)Write-In:VICE-PresidentWrite-In:Darrell L. Castle (Independent)Ray C. Brown (Independent)“Rocky” Roque De La Fuenta (Independent)Richard Duncan (Independent)Cherunda Fox (Independent)Tom Hoefling (Independent)Denny C. Jackson (Independent)Melissa L. Kelly (Independent)Laurence Kotlikoff (Independent)Joseph Maldonado (Independent)Monica Moorehead (Workers)Ric Mullis (Independent)Matthew (None of the Above) Robert (Independent)Emidio Sohysik (Socialist)Jill Stein (Green)Michael R. Pence (Republican)Tim Kaine (Democratic)Scott N. Bradley (Constitution)Angela Nicole Walker (Socialist)United States Senator(R) Todd Young(D) Evan Bayh – replaced Baron Hill-withdrew July ??, 2016(L) Lucy BrentonWrite-In:James L. Johnson (Write-in)Governor and Lt. Governor(R) Eric Holcomb / Suzanne Crouch – replaced Michael R. Pence (Gov.) /Eric Holcomb (Lt. Gov.)(D) John R. Gregg / Christina Hale(L) Rex Bell / Karl (K-Tat) TatgenhorstWrite-In:Adam Adkins (Independent)Christopher Stried (Independent)Attorney General Vote for one (1) only(R) Curtis T. Hill Jr.(D) Lorenzo ArredondoSuperintendent of Public Instruction Vote for one (1) only(R) Jennifer McCormick(D) Glenda RitzUnited States Representative 9 th Dist.(R) Trey Hollingsworth(D) Shelli Yoder(L) Russell BrooksbankState Representative Dist. 73(R) Steven Davisson(D) Douglas LeatherburyJudge of the Circuit Court(R) Larry W. Medlock(D) No candidate filed.Judge of the Superior Court(R) Frank Newkirk, Jr.(D) No candidate filed.Clerk of the Circuit Court(R) Sarah Milligan 9700 S. Becks Mill Rd. Fredericksburg IN 47120(D) Rita Martin P.O. Box 463 Salem IN 47167County Treasurer(R) No candidate filed.(D) Shirley Batt 6225 W. State Rd. 56 Salem IN 47167County Coroner(R) Russell (Rusty) Fultz 127 Eastern Hills Blvd./P.O. Box 101 Salem IN 47167(D) Scott Schocke 3968 S. Goss School Rd. Pekin IN 47165County Surveyor(R) Jeffrey D. Souder 4862 S. State Rd. 60 Pekin IN 47165(D) No candidate filed. County Commissioner – Dist. 1[Candidate must reside in one of these precincts: Gibson-Franklin- Polk-Jackson](R) Phillip D. (Phil) Marshall 2355 E. Martinsburg Fire Rd. Palmyra IN 47164(D) Charles W. Hamilton 8105 S. Voyles Rd. Pekin IN 47165(L) David Norton 5434 N. State Rd. 39 Scottsburg IN 47170County Commissioner – Dist. 3[Candidate must reside in one of these precincts: Brown-Vernon- Madison-Howard- Posey](R) Rick Roberts 8425 N. Spangler Hill Rd. Campbellsburg IN 47108(D) Joseph (Joe) P. Keith Sr. 7846 W. Rosebud Rd. Salem IN 47167(L) Rhonda Greene 10130 W. Suder Lane Campbellsburg IN 47108County Council Member – At Large (Vote for 3)(R) Rondale Brishaber 103 N. Valley View Dr. Salem IN 47167(R) Todd M. Ewen 2660 E. Quaker Ln. Salem IN 47167(R) Gerald Fleming Sr. 225 E. Karnes Ct. Pekin IN 47165(D) Troy S. Hubbard 1673 E. Rudder Rd. Salem IN 47167(D) Treavor W. Phipps 105 Hillcrest Dr. Salem IN 47167(D) Jonathan R. Spaulding 714 N. Main St. Salem IN 47167Town of Campbellsburg:– Town Council Member (Vote for 2)David L. Brown 723 N. West St. Campbellsburg IN 47108Donnie Williams 117 N. Hickory St. Campbellsburg IN 47108Town of New Pekin:– Town Council Member (Vote for 2)Shannon Anderson 642 N. Susan Way Pekin IN 47165Michael E. Bowling 435 S. State Rd. 335 Pekin IN 47165George Browning 628 E. Kristie Ave. Pekin IN 47165Darlene Anderson Hall 290 E. Main St. / P.O. Box 204 Pekin IN 47165
34 percent of adults now say that they own a tablet computer like an Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus or Kindle Fire, according to the Pew Research Center.Kathryn Zickuhr, a research analyst for Pew, said that “with smartphones, for instance, we’ve seen a very strong correlation with age where most younger adults own smartphones, regardless of income level. But when it comes to tablets, adults in their thirties and forties are now significantly more likely than any other age group to own this device.”Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, told NBC News that “tablets — at least in the post-iPad era — have been the fastest growing consumer electronics category from launch in recent history.”Bloomberg BusinessWeek quotes MIT Technology review describes the ever-increasing speed of adoption of new technologies: “Smart phones, after a relatively fast start, have also outpaced nearly any comparable technology in the leap to mainstream use. It took landline telephones about 45 years to get from 5 percent to 50 percent penetration among U.S. households, and mobile phones took around seven years to reach a similar proportion of consumers. Smart phones have gone from 5 percent to 40 percent in about four years, despite a recession. In the comparison shown, the only technology that moved as quickly to the U.S. mainstream was television between 1950 and 1953.”
Related Posts brian p rubin The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables Tags:#Android Wear#Asus#Asus VivoWatch#Asus ZenWatch#fitness#fitness tracker#Milan Design Week#VivoWatch#wearable tech#Zenwatch Asus debuted a new wearable device at Milan Design Week on Monday called the VivoWatch. While many of the specifics are still a little sketchy, a few details have filtered out via a post on Engadget—most notably its claims of a 10-day battery life.From what we can tell, the VivoWatch is a fitness-focused wearable, but it sure seems to share a lot of design DNA with Asus’s other wearable, the ZenWatch. But based on the images and video that have surfaced so far, the VivoWatch runs some other kind of operating system.See also: Hey, Samsung, LG And HTC—Shunning Android Wear Is A Huge MistakeThat’s One Big Battery LifePosts published by both Engadget and Italian tech site HDBlog (the latter of which also offers some up-close video with the device) provide a few definitive details about the VivoWatch. The aforementioned 10-day battery is by far one of the VivoWatch’s most notable features. (I contacted Asus for comment on these reports, but haven’t heard back.)There’s more. The VivoWatch will boast an optical heart rate monitor on the device’s rear, much like the Moto 360, G Watch R, Microsoft Band, and Apple Watch. Considering the janky heart rate monitoring offered by the ZenWatch (which involves holding two fingers on the device’s metal bezel, and which never seems to really work reliably), this looks like a big improvement.The VivoWatch will track a wearer’s steps and calories burned.It’ll also track a wearer’s activity—like calories burned and steps taken—as well as providing sleep tracking. For swimmers, or just us sweaty people, the VivoWatch will offer IP67 dust and waterproofing. Its touchscreen display rounds out the package.All told, the VivoWatch sounds like a great new fitness tracker. But it looks a whole lot like a smartwatch.Smartwatch LooksThe fact that the VivoWatch seems to share a design pedigree with the ZenWatch isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I own a ZenWatch, and while I’m not totally in love with it, I still think it’s the best looking Android Wear device released yet—not to mention one of the most affordable at only $199. The VivoWatch is a dead ringer for its Android Wear cousin, the ZenWatch.However, the ZenWatch just hasn’t been great when engaging in physical activity. It’s not huge, but it is a bit bulky. It clunks around when swinging my arms, and it gets pretty gross when I start to sweat. Seeing as how the VivoWatch looks simply like the ZenWatch’s little brother, I have to wonder why Asus decided to go with a slight variation on that design rather than going with something a bit sleeker.Asus ZenWatchMoreover, it’s a little funny that the VivoWatch doesn’t appear to run Android Wear, despite looking so similar to the Asus device that does. Asus boss Johnney Shih has said publicly that he wanted the ZenWatch’s successor to last longer and run on a “more simplified” operating system. That sure sounds a lot like the VivoWatch to me.As Milan Design Week continues, Asus will probably offer up more details about release date and price. But aside from those specifics, the VivoWatch raises broader questions about whether or not we’ll ever see an Android Wear follow-up from Asus, or if this is yet another Google hardware partner looking to carve its own software path.VivoWatch images screencapped from HDBlog on YouTube; ZenWatch image courtesy of Asus You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi…
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has sought two-year bans for the four quarter-milers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, who tested positive for banned substances last year following which they were slapped with one-year suspensions.The athletes had challenged the bans imposed on them by the anti-doping disciplinary panel and the appeals panel had reserved its verdict on their pleas.However, as expected, the WADA has come out to challenge the anti-doping disciplinary panel’s ruling just before the appeals panel is to pronounce its verdict.In its appeal, WADA has quoted several rulings by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in cases similar to those of Ashwini, Priyanka Panwar, Sini Jose and Tiana Mary Thomas in which the punishments awarded were more than one year. The world body made it clear that there was no need for leniency towards the athletes and they deserve harsher penalty. While Ashwini, Sini and Priyanka tested positive for methandienone, Tiana’s sample showed traces of two banned substances – methandienone and stanozolol.Chairman of the appeals panel CK Mahajan will now take up the appeal on Wednesday and the case may be dragged for another hearing before the three-member committee comes out with its verdict. The recent development comes as another setback for the athletes who are virtually out of contention for the Olympic qualifiers. There was a slender chance for them to make themselves available for the Olympics if the panel had upheld their appeal and decreed that the ban starts from the date of sample collection.advertisementHowever, with WADA’s intervention, they are in for more trouble with the world body putting in more evidence in support of a harsher penalty.The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) lawyers and defence counsel have been notified about the development.Meanwhile, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is also reviewing the cases of two athletes – Mandeep Kaur and Jauna Murmu – who were also handed oneyear suspensions and is likely to challenge the ruling in their cases as well.In another development on Wednesday, two hammer throwers tested positive out of the 30 samples collected by NADA during the 57th National School Games held in Ludhiana from January 20 to 23.”In accordance with its programme for testing of athletes at School Games, NADA had collected 30 samples at this competition and the results showed two samples to give positive results for dope,” read a statement from NADA director general Rahul Bhatnagar.”The results of these 30 samples have been received from the National Dope Testing Laboratory. Out of 30 samples, two samples have given positive results for dope. They relate to hammer throwers,” it added.The substances found in samples were stanozolol and methandienone.
Sachin Tendulkar does not want to predict whether his seemingly unconquerable record of 100 international centuries would ever be broken but the iconic cricketer hopes that as and when it happens, the feat is accomplished by a fellow Indian.In a wide-ranging interaction with the media, the 38-year-old Tendulkar also said that he does not intend to retire anytime soon no matter what the critics have to say.”I don’t know. I guess all the records are meant to be broken but I hope it’s an Indian. I don’t think you can predict that (whether it will be surpassed) but I hope it’s an Indian whenever it happens,” Tendulkar, who reached the milestone during the recent Asia Cup, told reporters here.”I feel that when I retire is something that I would decide because when I started was not decided by someone else. Those who are advising me about retirement did not bring me in the team.”I get my strength from my coaches and family. When I feel I don’t have that, on that day, I will think of retirement. I feel those who say you should retire at the top are selfish because when you are at the top, you should serve the country instead of retiring,” he said.India went on to lose the match, that too against Bangladesh, in which Tendulkar got to the feat and he said the disappointment meant that the celebrations were muted.”I don’t think that we are celebrating that one match. Where I am right now took 23 years and not one match. I feel the result was very important. It was very disappointing. The day I got the hundred there was no celebration,” he recalled.advertisementFor a player who has virtually every batting record that is there to be taken, Tendulkar said the biggest compliment for him was when the legendary Sir Don Bradman included him in his all-time Test XI.”I think the best compliment was from Sir Don Bradman when he announced his all-time Test XI and I was part of that squad. That would be the best compliment,” he said.Talking about his journey so far, Tendulkar, the highest run-getter in both Tests and one-dayers, said his late father Ramesh Tendulkar was his idol growing up.”My hero is my father because he is the one with whom everything started in my life. I follow my father. In cricket, even whose who haven’t scored a hundred were advising me but as long as it was in good intention, it was fine,” he said.When asked about India’s early exit from the Asia Cup, Tendulkar said credit should also go to the rivals who played better than them.”All three teams won two matches, it eventually boiled down to who beat whom. I want to clarify that Bangladesh are a good team and played well in all the four matches. The rival teams also come to win. Sometimes you play well but the other team plays better,” he explained.The diminutive right-hander said he does not have to prove anything now and would continue as long as he enjoys the game.”I don’t think I need to prove anything right now. I started playing this game because I loved it, I enjoy it. The passion for cricket was there. The dream was to play for India and win the World Cup, I don’t think anything can be bigger than that,” he said.”I can’t think of milestones. I have been able to play for India and win the World Cup. I don’t know what is in store for me but my focus would be to just enjoy the game. I don’t want to focus on what I have to achieve because I have already achieved what I wanted,” he added.Tendulkar also detailed the one year barren spell during which he got into 70s and 80s but somehow missed out on hundreds.”At the time of the World Cup when I got to 99 hundreds, no one was discussing about my 100th hundred because the focus was on the World Cup. But after the World Cup, the media built on it and started asking. I was only focused on playing cricket like always. I just wanted to score runs,” he recalled.”But as time went by, people who were listening to the media, those people, excluding my friends and family, would wish me about the 100th hundred. But I felt cricket should be the focus and that is what I kept telling myself,” Tendulkar said.advertisement”I can say that from a cricketing point of view, it was a tough phase because the good wishes were not stopping. Now, at least they won’t pray for my 100th ton and my ears will get some rest,” he joked.”I can’t complain about all these good wishes.”Talking about his own form in this one year, Tendulkar said, “I can say that there were patches when I didn’t bat well, there were patches when I felt that I batted my best. I felt that sometimes you need luck to be on your side.””Sometimes that luck factor was missing because as far as preparations were concerned, my commitment and passion was in place. I scored 100 out of 100 on that. But you don’t always achieve the results that you dream of,” he said.”Something that is more important is not to lose hope. I did not lose hope, I continued trying my best. Here I only waited for a year but for the World Cup I waited for 22 years and it happened.”Tendulkar said being a celebrity, his struggles hogged the limelight even though every individual goes through tough times.”There are going to be rough phases in life. I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t experienced rough phases but they are personal. But because we are public figures, our rough phases are on camera. But I didn’t lose faith in my ability and that is what has allowed me to be where I am.”Asked to assess himself, Tendulkar said he would leave that job to his fans and critics.”I can’t judge myself but definitely there was a dream to be regarded as one of the top players to have played the game. To be in that league that was my dream. I wanted to be right at the top or to be there in that group and I feel I am there but if you ask me to judge myself, I can’t do that. That’s for others to say,” he said.Asked to compare the pressure he felt at the time of his debut hundred and the 100th hundred, Tendulkar said it is incomparable.”I think in 94′ when I did a press conference, even half of the journalists present right now were not there. There were few expectations. Today the expectations are a lot more. Even if I score 70-80, it is a disappointment like in Delhi last year against the West Indies.”It’s about how you look at things. My first century and this one can’t be compared because expectations are different,” he said.Like him, the Indian team has also gone through a tough phase since winning the World Cup in April last year.Tendulkar said the key to recovery lies in not losing hope.”Wherever we go, we want to win. When you lose the number one ranking, it means someone is playing better cricket than you, you need to perform better and win. That is what we go out for. At no stage should we lose hope. It is a rough patch but we can overcome that obstacle, we require hard work and we will do that,” he said.advertisement”I think our team has had a few injuries. During the England tour, we suffered because of injuries. I don’t want to give excuses because whoever plays, he is expected to do well. I can’t pinpoint reasons but we can get better.”I don’t know how to put it across. I don’t think you can find solutions in 3-4 sentences. It is a process. When we became number one, it was a process and we will have to repeat that,” he added.Talking about the state of the game in general, Tendulkar said Test cricket should remain the pinnacle.”There has to be more importance to Test cricket. This format is very challenging for which you need planning. You need to play at a different pace at different times. If you ask any player, most would tell you that Tests have to be number one and I have no different opinion,” he said.
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, marijuana Million dollar marijuana drug bust in Exuma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 23, 2017 – Nassau – A big batch of #marijuana was taken off of the streets of Nassau overnight as Police announced a haul of 40 pounds of the illicit drug. It was swift action that led to a snappy arrest of two men who are also reportedly behind an armed robbery.Shortly before 7pm Tuesday, Police got the call of a man being held up at a business near the LPIA, by two men armed with a handgun. The men got away in a Nissan Cube with a large amount of cash, they thought. An immediate APB helped the Selective Enforcement Team to intercept the car on Emerald Coast Road, near Gladstone Road.The two men were taken, without incident and also found in the car was the 40lbs of marijuana.#MagneticMediaNewsImage is file photo Recommended for you Grand Bahama man pleads guilty in Exuma marijuana bust; four others charged in court Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp String of arrests includes marijuana busts in Grand Turk
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 18, 2017 – Nassau – We have become aware of a fake report circulating on social media which purports to communicate certain new rules related to Immigration Enforcement.Among its claims are that all Bahamians must now produce their Bahamian e-Passport upon demand; that foreigners must be able to produce passports with an entry stamp; and that spousal permits and residency certificates of foreign nationals will also be compulsorily examined.The message claims that accordingly, legal residents are being asked to have the relevant documents on their person at all times and that anyone who fails to comply be detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.The message is totally false. No new rules related to Immigration Enforcement have been issued: The public is assured that the Department of Immigration continues to reply on the Immigration Act to govern all of its operations.It is unfortunate that irresponsible individuals, under the cloak of anonymity, have sought to confuse and mislead the public. Nevertheless, the Department of Immigration remains committed its mandate to regulate the movement of people across the borders of The Bahamas through the collaborative efforts of relevant government and private sector agencies both nationally and internationally.Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Former Tottenham and England star Glenn Hoddle is in critical condition after he was rushed to the hospital on Friday night, according to the family’s spokesman.The former Tottenham Hotspur manager collapsed and suffered a heart attack while on TV during BT Sport’s sport score show.Hoddle was among the contestants and ex-footballers present in the studio, alongside former West Ham United boss Harry Redknapp and former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell, to mention a few.The spokesman for Hoddle said, according to Daily Mail:“His condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well.”Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Glenn’s family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.”Glenn Hoddle spent 12 years playing for Spurs, where he was considered one of England’s most technically gifted players.He was among the first English players to play abroad when he joined AS Monaco in 1987. He returned to England three years later, becoming player-manager first at Swindon and then Chelsea.After his retirement as a player, he was appointed as the head coach of the English national team in 1996 and leading the country to the World Cup in France in 1998, where they were eliminated in the second round by Argentina.Hoddle also went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers before quitting football management more than a decade ago and beginning a new career as a tv pundit.
$399 Garmin Fitness Tags See It $349 See it Post a comment Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) $413 News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? Best Buy There are a lot of “boutique” wearables — ones that that track metrics that are far more specific than steps taken or distance traveled. Check out these seven unique wellness devices — you might find just the one you need.Related: This might be the number-one way to track your fitness progressThese products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. 1. These compression shorts that tell you how hard your muscles are working Athos compression shorts and leggings use a tracker called Core that measures muscle activity, engagement and stress to give you a complete picture of how your muscles work during exercise. Athos If bodybuilding, CrossFit-ing, powerlifting or some other strength-based form of exercise is your workout of choice, you don’t get as much out of a wrist-based fitness tracker as runners, cyclists and other cardio enthusiasts do. When you’re using strength as a basis for fitness progress, you should be able to track things like muscle engagement, muscle fiber activation and muscle balance. Enter Athos. These compression shorts and leggings use built-in sensors that track your muscles’ every move using electromyography (EMG) combined with motion-sensing technology. The sensors send that and other data (such as heart rate) to the Athos app on your phone via Bluetooth. You can see some pretty cool stats with Athos compression gear: Effort: How hard are your muscles working?Balance: Is one leg stronger than the other? Form: Are you engaging the right muscles for the right movement?Active time versus rest time: How long were you actually working out for the 90 minutes you spent at the gym?Stress: How much stress did your muscles accumulate over this one workout, and over time? If you’re really serious about lifting, or just trying to avoid injury, you can even measure things like your quad-to-hamstring power ratio to make sure your muscles are firing with enough power when they’re supposed to. For example, during a deadlift, you want to pull the barbell from the floor with mostly your hamstrings and glutes. If the Athos system reads that your quads did most of the work, that’s a sign you might need to work on your hamstring strength. Athos also offers shirts, which measure the muscles in your upper body for all of those rows and bicep curls. Buy at Athos 2. This helmet for safe (and data-obsessed) cyclers The Coros smart bicycle helmet uses bone conduction technology to transmit sound without blocking outside noise. Angela Lang/CNET What do safety, great audio and in-depth stats have in common? They’re all part of the Coros Omni smart bicycle helmet and its accompanying app. This Bluetooth-enabled helmet allows cyclers to listen to music, take calls and navigate with GPS through bone conduction audio. Bone conduction technology turns sounds into vibrations and sends them through your cheekbones, rather than your eardrums — effectively allowing you to listen to high-quality audio without drowning out important outside sounds, like car horns or rumbling railroad tracks. The Coros smart remote lets you skip and pause tracks, change the volume, input GPS locations and answer calls without taking your hands off the handlebars. The helmet also has a light sensor that activates an LED safety light when it’s dark outside. As for metrics, the Coros Omni helmet tracks your route, speed and pacing, distance, calories burned, active energy, activity time and other data. Buy on Amazon 3. This in-depth recovery tracker that athletes love The Whoop measures important performance statistics, like how recovered your muscles are, and tells you whether you should work out or take a rest day. Whoop Even with constant innovations and added features, most wrist-worn fitness trackers are limited in terms of insights and actionability. Sure, they can tell you how hard you worked out, but they can’t tell you how hard you should exercise the next day based on that data. The Whoop can, because it’s about improving your athletic performance, not just tracking it. Those who work out intensely and regularly are probably familiar with this scenario: You feel fine and rested, but when you get to the gym, you can’t lift anything near your usual numbers. The Whoop uses a variety of body metrics to tell you how recovered you really are, even if you feel “fine.” It’ll tell you whether you should work out, take it easy or take the day off completely, essentially allowing you to make informed training decisions rather than blindly pushing through workouts when your body needs rest. And — bonus — you can charge it without ever taking it off because the charging unit slides on top of it. The Whoop’s affiliations prove its effectiveness: It’s the only wrist wearable that Major League Baseball players can wear during games; it’s the official recovery device of the NFL, and many professional CrossFit athletes use Whoops to optimize training sessions and competitions. A Whoop may not be the best for the everyday exerciser, but it’s great for people who do activities that require a great deal of attention to performance and recovery, such as ultrarunners, obstacle racers, triathletes amd Strongman competitors. Buy at Whoop 4. This wearable that changes your heart rate for you The Apollo works by signaling safety to the brain via gentle vibrations, and it’s been clinically proven to improve heart rate variability (HRV), a key metric of health and recovery. Apollo Do you ever notice your heart rate skyrocket, but you can’t seem to do anything about it? The Apollo, the first wellness wearable to actually change a body metric for you, works with your nervous system to optimize your heart rate variability, or the variation in time between each heartbeat. When you measure your heart rate, you do so in beats per minute. But if your heart rate is 60 beats per minute, that doesn’t mean your heart beats once every second. For example: Your heart may beat at 0.85 second, again at 1.25 seconds, and then again at 2.1 seconds. The difference between those beats is your HRV. If the intervals between your heartbeats are pretty consistent, your HRV is low; if the intervals vary widely, your HRV is high. A high HRV is generally a good thing: It means your body can switch between fight and flight at a moment’s notice, which is how our paleolithic ancestors survived. Research suggests that a higher HRV means a lower risk of disease, while a lower HRV is associated with heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. Scientists also think HRV could be an indicator of how well your body can handle stress. If you have a higher HRV, you may be able to bounce back quickly after stressful situations and handle stress with more ease than someone with a lower HRV. Apollo took that information and developed a wrist wearable that delivers vibration patterns that, according to its clinical research, alter your heart rate variability to help you to relax, sleep better and focus more. As you wear the device, the company says, the Apollo becomes more familiar with your body’s nuances and customizes the vibrations to best meet your needs. The Apollo is still in beta, but it’s slated to launch to the general public this fall. See at Apollo 5. This anxiety-reducing pregnancy tracker The Bloomlife pregnancy tracker can help mothers detect false contractions and provide peace of mind leading up to childbirth. Bloomlife Moms-to-be experience all sorts of sensations throughout pregnancy, from intense food cravings to Braxton Hicks contractions — or contractions that occur before real labor (as early as the second trimester). The Bloomlife pregnancy tracker is designed, the company says, to save pregnant women time, energy, money and anxiety by making it easy to track muscle contractions in the uterus. In essence, this wearable device can stop any false “It must be time” thoughts by helping pregnant women interpret the frequency, duration and patterns of their contractions, and giving them a history of contractions. To use it, women wear a small pod that contains sensors, attached to the abdomen with a disposable patch. Women can wear the Bloomlife tracker all day and night or just for a few hours at a time, depending on their needs. The device is most useful as moms approach their due date in the third trimester, when false contractions can make it seem like you’re going into labor even when you aren’t. Buy at Bloomlife 6. This patch that tells you to stop slouching The Upright Go posture trainer rests in between your shoulder blades and vibrates when you slouch to help you correct your posture. Upright When you think “posture corrector,” you probably imagine unsightly slings, shoulder straps and braces. The Upright Go posture trainer changes that. A slim patchlike wearable no longer than your index finger, the Upright Go sticks to the center of your upper back, between the tops of your shoulder blades. When you start to slouch or otherwise deviate from good posture, your Upright Go vibrates to remind you to straighten your back. Unlike traditional posture trainers, the Upright Go is concealable under most clothes. You can also turn it to tracking-only mode with the connected app if you’re in a small or quiet space and don’t want anyone to hear the vibrations. The app tracks your daily progress and progress over time so you can see trends in your posture. The app also generates daily training goals so you can correct your posture at a pace that works for you. Buy on Amazon 7. This activity tracker that looks great with a gown The Bellabeat tracks basic metrics, such as steps and calories burned, and its elegant design makes it perfect for those who don’t like the appearance of other fitness trackers. Bellabeat While the Bellabeat Leaf fitness tracker may not be the most thorough of all the fitness trackers on the market, it does a pretty good job for being so elegant. With no screens or buttons, you might wonder how this necklace, bracelet or shirt clip (you can wear it any of those ways) actually tracks any metrics or does anything, for that matter. But it uses similar sensors you’ll find in a Fitbit or Apple Watch to track activity, sleep, stress and menstrual cycles — and it all shows up in the paired Bellabeat app. Bellabeat offers a whole suite of smart jewelry, including watches and other bracelets in case you want to keep track of your activity without compromising your style. Buy on Amazon Now playing: Watch this: See It High-tech fitness equipment for your home Apple CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements Apple Watch Series 4 See It How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app Walmart Share your voice 0 1:13 $349 There’s so much more out there than Apple Watches and Fitbits. 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John Cena, who has not been seen on television for a long time, is expected to wrestle at WrestleMania, but as of now, it appears that his original match is out of the question. There have been a number of rumours floating around who would be Cena’s opponent at the Biggest Show of the year and many fans have even speculated that Kurt Angle could be the fitting match for the epic feud. John CenaWikimedia CommonsHowever, as per a report by The Wrestling Observer, the original plan for John Cena at WrestleMania was for him to face on the current WWE Champion Samoa Joe in a title match. And then it was announced on SmackDown Live on Tuesday that Rey Mysterio would now be taking on Samoa Joe for the Championship now instead, which has certainly thrown the question around Cena’s match in a quandary. The Wrestling Observer has gone on record saying that Cena will be a part of WrestleMania but in the light of recent events, this is looking an extremely remote possibility. It could well boil down to the penultimate episode of Raw ahead of WrestleMania and Cena has to possibly pick up a feud or a fight, failing which he can well miss the WrestleMania fixture this year. What is happening with CM Punk? CM PunkWikimedia CommonsUFC star Anthony Pettis, in a recent interview with TMZ, revealed CM Punk was coming to train regularly, and was thus, putting a lot of pressure on himself. He quickly went on to concede that Punk had been forced to come and fight on the big stage very early which resulted in him not being at his best. However, he now believes that Punk is training hard to make up for all the slip-ups early in the piece. “The time that he spent getting ready to fight, that’s what he is doing now. They put a lot of pressure on him, they made him come over with no experience and fight on the biggest stage. I don’t know anybody who can do that, not even some young kids,” he told MMA India. Pettis also added that despite Punk training very hard and quite regularly, it does not seem he would be featuring in any match in the near future. Also, the fact that he was working on two films could act as an impediment.