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Offaly’s Annie Kehoe is faithful to county as career put on hold

Imagine if you had given up your job to concentrate fully on inter-county football for 2020.

That was something that Offaly ladies football captain Annie Kehoe did late last year as she parked her burgeoning cheffing career, having moved home to Tullamore with the aim of succeeding in the county colours.

At 25 years old, Kehoe has years of success in the kitchen ahead of her. A graduate of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork, she went on to teach at the school alongside one of her idols, Darina Allen. She has worked as a chef closer to home as well as in Italy’s Tuscany region, but the pull of ladies football convinced Annie to make the drastic move before the worldwide pause arrived.

“It’s a decision I have always had to make. I always had to mix my career and sport. Cheffing doesn’t really go well with football with the hours you have to work,” said Kehoe.

“It’s not easy to find a job either. While there are lots of artisan, organic cafes in places like Cork and Dublin, there are not a whole lot of options in the midlands. It has always been that struggle, whether to take a job away somewhere or stay home and play football.

“For the last two years, football has kind of won that battle. I have been lucky to find work close to home but I left my job before Christmas to fully concentrate on playing football.

“I was even offered a job in Dublin, but then I decided that I’d give at least one more proper year of committing to football. I don’t like half committing, especially the county game. If I’m in it, I’m in it 100 per cent.”

Her love of ladies football, organic cooking and horticulture was nurtured on the family farm near Tullamore. Annie’s uncle Michael Scully was her major Gaelic Games influence, her parents, Mary and Seamus, ensured their grá for nature and horticulture rubbed off too, while her time in Ballymaloe transformed the sparks of interest in cuisine into a raging fire.

“I went straight out of school and went down to Ballymaloe in Cork. I kind got sucked into that and after the course I ended up working there for a couple of years too. It was a brilliant experience, I really enjoyed it,” she explained.

“I always wanted to concentrate on cooking and I loved it down there. To be honest I’d go back in the morning if I hadn’t such a love of football. It is a different world down there, it is all about proper, good organic food. Darina Allen is an absolute inspiration, it was fantastic working with her, I have to say.”

Annie’s return from her culinary travels coincided with an upturn in success for her home club Tullamore. Crowned Offaly intermediate champions in 2018, they went on to reach a first ever county senior final in 2019, where they were denied by the five-in-a-row chasing Naomh Ciaran’s.

Captaining the club during this period of success and progression is a huge honour for Annie and her family, but being handed the county captaincy earlier this year topped it all.

“It’s funny, I had already made the decision to stick around and I wasn’t expecting the captaincy to be honest. But it’s a huge honour,” she said.

“We have a very young team, and I am the second eldest in the team and I’m only 25. I’m not really one to speak out and be loud, so I wasn’t selected for that reason, but I do commit to things when I say I will. Maybe I lead by example that way.

“There’s myself, Katie (22) and Sarah (20) who play football and having my two younger sisters on the team drives you on too. Sarah has taken the year out of county football this year. She did the leaving cert last year and she played through that, so she wanted a bit of a break. She loves playing, so she’ll be back.

“I am actually quite new to the county set up. I only played a little bit at underage, and I only started playing adult level in 2016. When I moved back home Katie and Sarah were already playing at that stage. They were the ones that got me into it at the start.”

After committing to such a huge personal sacrifice for football this year, Annie remains hopeful of salvaging something from her 2020 football plan. The new Offaly management team led by Garry Daly has not asked the players to undertake regimented training at home due to the uncertainty ahead, but if anyone has the skills, facilities and support to get ready for game time, it’s Annie.

“You get used to not playing – I never thought I’d say that – but I’m lucky that I’m living at home and Katie and Sarah are both at home too. We are keeping each other going.

“My parents are farmers so we have a good patch of grass, which a lot of footballers would pay a lot of money for these days. We’re still training away, doing a bit of football and exercise.

“While the county management didn’t give us programmes to do, when the announcement was made our sports scientist got in contact with us and he provided us with different workouts that would keep us ticking over, rather than pushing on when we don’t really know what the end goal is.

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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley tops up furloughed salaries to 100%

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley tops up furloughed staff’s salaries to 100% as he tries to move on from row over ‘ill-judged’ bid to keep stores open during lockdown

  • Mr Ashley revealed all staff have been paid their full salaries for April and May
  • In a video he gave a ‘special shout out’ to employees at company’s warehouse
  • They continued packing and sending online orders throughout the pandemic
  • Billionaire said he hoped workers safe and healthy during ‘very uncertain times’ 

Controversial businessman Mike Ashley is topping up his furloughed staff’s salary to 100% this month and says business has been better than expected as he prepares to open his shops on June 1.

After criticism for asking employees to come back to work while on furlough, trying to pay discounted prices for stock and initially refusing to close his stores, the Sports Direct boss has revealed all staff have been paid their full salaries for April and May.

In a video message he gave a ‘special shout out’ to employees at the company’s sprawling warehouse who have continued to work on online orders throughout the pandemic.

Controversial businessman Mike Ashley is topping up his furloughed staff’s salary to 100% this month and says business has been better than expected as he prepares to open his shops on June 1. In a video message, he thanked staff for continuing to work despite the lockdown 

And the billionaire said he hoped workers and their families remain safe and healthy during these ‘very uncertain times’.

Ashley, whose stores includes Sports Direct and House of Fraser, acknowledged the ‘sacrifice’ all employees have had to make in accepting initial pay cuts, including the slashing of executive pay to a maximum of £40,000.

But in a more optimistic note he says he hoped that Fraser Group stores could open from 1st June – with appropriate social distancing and safety guidelines in place.

And he praised the group’s online sales teams, particularly warehouse staff at the firm’s sprawling Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire, who have continued to work throughout the lockdown.

He wrote: ‘The Frasers Group is nothing without its people, and I thank you all for your continued support and hard work.

‘I want to thank all of those who committed to the revised salary. We find ourselves in exceptionally difficult times, and we know that this sacrifice was not an easy choice to make.’

After criticism for asking employees to come back to work while on furlough, trying to pay discounted prices for stock and initially refusing to close his stores, the Sports Direct boss has revealed all staff have been paid their full salaries for April and May

But he added: ‘Although the retail landscape remains uncertain, we now find ourselves with a little more clarity.

‘The Sunday before last, the Government announced their plans to restart the economy, including their proposal for the phased re-opening of retail stores.

‘Although not guaranteed, it appears we may be able to begin opening our stores from 1 June 2020.

‘If this is the case, we will be prepared for all social distancing and safety guidelines laid out by the Government.’

Ashley, who is worth £1.949 billion according to the 2020 Sunday Times rich list, continues that all staff will receive 100 per cent of their salary for May, as they did for April, including those who have been furloughed.

He wrote: ‘It is, therefore, with much pleasure and relief that I write to you today, to inform all direct Frasers Groups employees that we will not implement any salary reductions for May.

‘Our people will receive their full expected salaries, as they did in April. This applies to both furloughed and non-furloughed employees.

‘We’re very proud to be one of the only retailers to pay everyone 100 per cent of their salaries during this period.’

And in a video to accompany the letter Ashley praises the hard work of his staff, particularly workers at the Shirebrook headquarters in Derbyshire.

He said: ‘Morning everyone, I hope everyone is well and family are well. Just to say thanks for all your efforts during this unpleasant crisis.

Ashley, whose stores includes Sports Direct and House of Fraser, acknowledged the ‘sacrifice’ all employees have had to make in accepting initial pay cuts, including the slashing of executive pay to a maximum of £40,000

‘A special shout out to Shirebrook. I’m telling you they have done an absolutely amazing job.

‘So thanks everyone and I hope to see you soon.’

Ashley was severely criticized at the outbreak of the pandemic in March when he vowed to keep his Sports Direct stores open, claiming selling sports and fitness equipment is essential during the lockdown.

But the billionaire did a U-turn less than 24 hours later after Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove called the decision wrong and Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that ‘sports kit is not essential’.

All store staff were then put on furlough.

However online sales of Sports Direct and other Fraser Group stoes continued.

Ashley came under the spot light again in April when he sent a bombshell letter to suppliers asking for a 20 per cent discount on unpaid invoices for stock.

And his Fraser Group attracted fresh criticism earlier this month when managers asked staff to come back to work while they were on furlough.

Staff were asked to go into closed stores and pack up stock so it could be sold online.

At the time the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme allowed companies to claim 80 per cent of staff wages from the government but it stated that employees cannot be asked to work during this time.

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Cricket could return this summer with fans, says Lancashire CEO

The cricket season resuming with fans in stadiums this summer is not beyond the realms of possibility, according to Lancashire’s CEO Daniel Gidney.

July 1 has been earmarked as the revised proposed start to the cricket season, although competitions like the inaugural Hundred have been pushed back to 2021.

But Gidney believes measures can be put in place to ensure a stadium meets the government’s official social distancing guidelines and enable spectators to enjoy the sport in person.

“People look at stadiums and say there’s no way a stadium can be socially distanced, but actually if you take a 20-25 thousand seater stadium, I believe you could potentially have two or three thousand fans in with seats marked off, one-way systems, yellow-lines like you get at passport control,” Gidney said.

His positivity will bring some hope to sports fans, many of whom are beginning to feel resigned to spectator-free sport for the foreseeable future.

Those steps are tentative at this stage though and cricket, like all sport, will ultimately be guided by the latest public health protocols.

Plans are already in place for bio-secure venues as a means to kick-start the international cricket calendar this summer with England set to face West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Ireland across both Test and limited overs formats.

In order for a venue to be deemed bio-secure, it would need to be divided into designated zones. These zones would separate the two teams, match officials, ground staff and the media, with movement between the zones strictly limited.

Moves are also afoot for England players to return to training this week, and those like Lancashire’s Jos Buttler and Mark Wood have admitted there is anxiety about returning – even for basic skills training.

Gidney admits that one of the biggest obstacles to cricket restarting, besides the health guidelines, is giving players confidence that the playing environment is safe.

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Darts at home

We are down to the final four nights of the first phase of the PDC Home Tour and ‘Big’ John Henderson is back for a second crack at winning.

It is last-chance saloon for some after the PDC announced that with all Tour Card holders given a chance to play, the final groups will be filled by those in second spot, and Gary Anderson who has solved his wifi issues.

After Mike De Dekker, Luke Humphries and Scott Waites became the first beneficiaries, Henderson will be joined by Danny Noppert, Cristo Reyes and Ryan Miekle for Friday night’s Group 29 action and the hope of making it second time lucky.

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Nathan Aspinall and Rob Cross have been joined by Dave Chisnall, Glen Durrant and Jonny Clayton as big names to have come through along while Carl Wilkinson, Alan Tabern, Jamie Lewis and Nick Kenny are among the surprise winners.

World champion Peter Wright has been the headline name to fall, joined by Gerwyn Price and James Wade from the world’s top 10 in exiting at the opening group stage – the first two will now return over the final nights of action.

All matches are the best of nine legs (first to five), and the winners of each group progress to a second phase which will get underway on Tuesday May 26.

There will be eight groups in the last 32 and each of the group winners to determine the line-up for the last eight. From there, the top two players from two four-player groups then progressing to the Championship Group on Friday June 5.

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19-Year-Old Soccer Player Dies from Brain Aneurysm After Training at Home



"On behalf of the club, I express my most heartfelt condolences to the family," Munafò added.

Atalanta also posted a heartbreaking tribute to Rinaldi on their website.

"Always available and positive, he knew how to make himself well-liked by everyone," the club wrote. "Just as on the pitch you were always the last to surrender, this time, too, you fought with all your might not to fly away too soon."

"But that kind smile of yours will always remain alive in the heart of those who have had the good fortune to meet you," they continued.

According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, ruptured brain aneurysms occur when there is a bulging spot on an artery in the brain, which weakens over time as blood flows against it. This bulge can swell, and with added pressure, the spot will rupture and release blood around the brain.

Aneurysms are most prevalent in people 35 to 60 years old, the foundation says, and an estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm.

Of the people who experience a rupture, 40 percent will die, and 66 percent of those who survive will experience neurological problems.

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Mike Tyson posts another intense workout video, ends it with ‘I’m back’

In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan and now Mike Tyson: 

"I'm back." 

For the second time this month, the former world heavyweight boxing champion posted a workout of him firing a flurry of punches with a heavily-padded trainer. Even at 53, Tyson still moves like he did during parts of his professional career.

But at the end of his most recent video, Tyson declared those two magic words, "I'm back." 

During a recent Instagram Live chat with rapper T.I., Tyson said he is pondering a return to the ring for exhibition matches to benefit various charities. 

"I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape," Tyson said during the chat. "I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff." 

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GAA referees running for Pieta House in Darkness into Light campaign

The second weekend of May is almost upon us. Usually, the intercounty championships would be starting with matches the length and breadth of Ireland.

Fans would be readying themselves to travel in their thousands, would be adding the final touches to their championship preparation, and the referees would be getting everything in order.

Of course, such a scenario remains months away, but match officials are nonetheless marking the weekend for a good cause.

On Saturday, 72 intercounty referees will each run 11.2km – the average distance they would cover in a championship match – to rain money for the Darkness into Light fundraiser for Pieta House.

“A lot of referees would normally be training to pass the pre-championship fitness test,” David Gough explained to Sky Sports.

“As a way of marking what should have been the first weekend of championship action, which also coincided with that would have been the Pieta House Darkness into Light run, both of those events have been cancelled, and it was a way of supporting Pieta House, which many of the referees have done in the past, and also marking what should have been the start of the championship weekend for hurling and football referees.”

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And so the idea was born.

“Chris Mooney (a Dublin hurling referee) set up a GoFundMe page, he contacted all 72 GAA intercounty referees, and it was decided that we would run the average distance covered by a referee in a championship game – 11.2km according to last year’s GPS data,” continued Gough.

“So in total, that’s going to be 810km, which is roughly running from Wexford Park to Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork, up to Páirc Mhic Chumhaill in Ballybofey and down to Croke Park.

“It’s not a relay, but referees are encouraged to run their 11.2km at some stage on Saturday, depending what their own personal circumstances are – some of them are getting up to do it in the Darkness into Light part of the morning, and other referees will complete it during the day.

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England’s 2005 Ashes winners wouldn’t be bullied by Australia, says Nasser Hussain

With Sky Sports Cricket broadcasting the Edgbaston Test from the 2005 Ashes in full from Thursday, Nasser Hussain – who will be part of a watchalong for the Test’s thrilling conclusion on Sunday from 12pm – recalls his memories leading into that second Test of the series…

It could have all been so different.

With Australia needing four to win, Steve Harmison bowled a full toss wide outside Brett Lee’s off-stump. Had it gone for four, the Ashes were all but over.

But it didn’t. It was stopped by the sweeper on the boundary for just a single and a couple of balls later England took the final wicket they were desperate for and were right back in the series at 1-1.

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Back then, I was enjoying my new role as a spectator during that 2005 summer having retired a year earlier, but that last day at Edgbaston was difficult.

It was similar to Ben Stokes’ Headingley heroics last summer; as a commentator you are there to do a job, but you can just feel the tension come through from the crowd.

England fans up and down the country would have been hiding behind their sofas in 2005, yet England skipper Michael Vaughan had a real cool, calm mannerism about him.

That was a very, very good England side, and one brilliantly led by Vaughan.

I think it was said ‘he ruled with an iron fist in a velvet glove’, which sums him up pretty well. Vaughan knew when to be firm, but also knew when to let players go out and just express themselves.

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I never felt, even after defeat in the first Test at Lord’s, that it was a case of ‘here we go again’.

If it had been my side, or Michael Atherton’s, or previous England teams, going 1-0 down, there would be some thinking in that. There was no mental baggage and scarring in this team.

You could see that before the series in an ODI at Edgbaston, when Matt Hayden went at Simon Jones after he threw the ball back at him. Straight away, Andrew Strauss came in from one side, Paul Collingwood from the other.

Watching it, you thought ‘ok, this side aren’t going to be bullied by Australia’.

There were more positive signs, in particular with Kevin Pietersen and the way he counter-attacked against Glenn McGrath on his Test debut at Lord’s.

Whatever message Vaughan had put across to his players, along the lines of ‘we’ve got to take it to these Aussies’, you still need someone to front up and do that. You could see it just rattled Australia a little bit.

No one had played McGrath like that before. Ever. Smashing him for six straight into the pavilion, hitting him off his length like that.

And this was McGrath at Lord’s. Where he was historically great.

McGrath at Lord’s

Glenn McGrath took 26 wickets at Lord’s over just three Tests, at an average of 11.50, including match figures of 9-82 in 2005.

With that in mind, McGrath doing his ankle by rolling over on a cricket ball on that first morning at Edgbaston was huge in the context of the series.

As was Ricky Ponting’s decision to bowl at the toss.

I was in the middle at the time, looking at the pitch, and then you heard the commotion, with people rushing over to the Hollies Stand.

Your first thought is it’s just one of these things that happens regularly of a morning, someone has gone over and will soon be back up on their feet. But then you see it’s McGrath, and five minutes later a stretcher is being brought round.

Shane Warne will tell you: he was pushing Ponting to bat. Australia were heavily reliant on Warne and McGrath. So, with no McGrath, it was a case of ‘now what have you got?’

The rest of the Australian bowling attack was not quite firing. Jason Gillespie was a great bowler, but Pietersen had battered him around the park in an ODI at Bristol earlier that summer and there were signs Dizzy was past his best.

England ended up smashing 400 runs on that first day at Edgbaston. On the back of Pietersen’s aggression at Lord’s, Strauss and Marcus Trescothick set the tone from ball one and the crowd lifted.

Ponting can argue, ‘well, if we’d got three more runs’ then it’s a brilliant decision [at the toss], but you knew then that the series was back alive.

While Australia had concerns over their bowling, England’s four-pronged seam attack, backed up by Ashley Giles, had everything.

There was swing from Matthew Hoggard, bounce and pace from Harmison – go back to Lord’s and him scarring Ponting with a bouncer, hitting Justin Langer too – and then you had the pace and skiddy reverse-swing of Jones and man of the series Freddie Flintoff.

Freddie bowled at Edgbaston, according to Ponting, ‘one of the best spells he’d ever faced’, as he took Langer’s wicket and the skipper’s in the same second-innings over. And that’s coming from Ponting!

He was bowling 90mph plus, reversing the ball both ways, in and out to Ponting.

As an ex-England captain who had endured a lot of defeats to Australia, it was nice to see that when you put them under pressure and execute your skills properly, they are fallible just like anyone else.

When I left the England set up, I would be lying if I said I saw them winning the Ashes in a year’s time but, I felt if that bowling attack could stay together, then they would have a chance.

And the key reason England won that series was their bowling attack.

It also needed Australia to not be at their best and, taking nothing away from what England achieved, with McGrath injured for some of the series and Gillespie not at his best, I think they did come down a notch.

That said, the one person who went up in my estimations – if that was even possible – was Shane.

It’s one thing doing it when everything is going in your favour, but when everyone around you is stuttering, for him to put in the performances he did with bat and ball in that series was absolutely phenomenal.

He was a champion cricketer already before that series, but 249 runs and 40 wickets was immense. Forty wickets!

It was a remarkable summer. Some of the scenes: the Pietersen innings at The Oval, the hordes of fans queuing at Old Trafford for the final day, Freddie’s match-winning moments.

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Sports dietitian, 31, reveals the weight loss tips that REALLY work

Sports dietitian, 31, reveals the weight loss tips that REALLY work – and what she eats in a typical day to stay lean and healthy

  • Sports dietitian Leanne Ward, 31, revealed the weight loss tips that work 
  • The Brisbane expert said you need to drink water before and between meals
  • Leanne also said you should aim for 10,000 steps per day or a small workout
  • The 31-year-old shared a typical day on her plate for staying lean and healthy 

A leading sports dietitian has revealed the weight loss tips that will really give you results, as well as what she eats in a typical day to stay looking and feeling her best.

Leanne Ward, 31, from Brisbane, is a firm believer in the idea that it’s not what you eat but how much of it and how often you eat it that is key to seeing long-term weight loss.

Leanne said if you can be ‘consistent’ with just a few things, you’ll see the kilos drop off and you will not only look but also feel better.

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A leading sports dietitian revealed the weight loss tips that will really give you results, as well as what she eats in a typical day to stay looking and feeling her best (Leanne Ward pictured)

‘Are you being consistent with all these things?’ Leanne wrote on a recent video she shared on TikTok.

‘These weight loss tips are both helpful and realistic.’

1. Reduce all packaged food and sweets to once per day 

The first thing the accredited dietitian wants you to do is reduce all packaged food and sweets to just one serving per day.

While it might feel easier to eat food that comes straight from a packet, they are usually packed full of additives and preservatives – all of which are not good for your waistline.

Leanne said, instead, you should prioritise ‘real wholefoods’ – including plenty of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, slow-release carbohydrates and a little of the ‘good fats’ like olive oil and avocado.

The dietitian said you absolutely must ensure that half of your plate is filled with vegetables and salad at every meal (pictured: inside her fridge)

2. Eat half a plate of salad or vegetables with every meal 

Secondly, Leanne said half a plate of salad and/or vegetables should be mandatory at every mealtime.  

‘The ideal portion sizes for fat loss are half a plate of veggies or salad, a quarter of a plate of protein, a quarter of a plate of carbs and a thumb-sized amount of fat,’ Leanne said.

If your quantities are off in any way, you are unlikely to be able to reach your goals.

3. Drink a large glass of water before and between every meal

Hunger is often mistaken for thirst, but Leanne said if you have a large glass of water before and between every meal, you’ll be far less likely to over-eat.

While the experts are often divided over whether you should sip on water during a meal, they all agree that before and between eating is a good way to stop you from thinking you’re hungry when you’re not.

Leanne (pictured) also said you should be looking to drink a large glass of water between and before every meal, as well as aiming for 10,000 steps per day

4. Get 10,000 steps per day or a small workout

While it might feel hard in isolation to hit your step goal, Leanne said if you can either fit in 10,000 steps each day or a small 30 minute workout, your body will thank you.

10,000 steps equates to around eight kilometres or one hour 40 minutes of walking, depending on your stride length. 

According to Medibank, the recommendation of 10,000 steps a day originally came from Japanese researchers in the 1960s. 

Led by Dr Yoshiro Hatano, a research team found that the average person took 3,500 to 5,000 steps each day – and that if they increased it to 10,000, they could improve their overall health and fitness.

Dr Hatano’s calculations estimated that 10,000 steps could burn around 20 per cent of an individual’s caloric intake.

The dietitian (pictured) said we often eat when we’re bored rather than hungry, and if we don’t get enough sleep, then this affects our hunger hormones negatively

5. Only eat when you’re truly hungry (rather than bored)

In the same way that we often mistake hunger for thirst, so too do we nibble and snack when we’re not really hungry.

Leanne recommends you try to only eat when you’re really hungry, rather than bored. 

6. Sleep 7-8 hours each night

Lastly, the dietitian said you absolutely must get at the minimum seven hours of sleep each night, and ideally eight hours.

‘Lack of sleep affects the hunger hormones,’ Leanne said.

If you find yourself repeatedly clocking under seven, you’ll often think you want to snack more the next day.

How to make Leanne’s chicken turmeric curry

INGREDIENTS

Leanne shared her recipe for her favourite chicken turmeric curry (pictured)

300g raw chicken

100g raw brown rice (250g cooked)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp curry powder

3 tsp turmeric powder

2 x 400ml cans of light coconut milk

2 large carrots, diced

2 large zucchini, diced

1/2 (300g) small cauliflower, diced

1/2 (300g) small broccoli, diced

8 medium button mushrooms, diced

250g green beans, diced

1 medium brown onion, diced

METHOD

1. Heat a large fry pain and add 1 tbsp of the oil. Add the onion, 1 tbsp curry powder and 1 tsp turmeric and stir for a few minutes until fragrant. Add the chicken and 1 can of coconut milk.

2. Allow the coconut milk to simmer then turn the heat to low and allow the chicken to cook for 15-20 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from heat and pop aside.

3. Cook the rice as per the packet instructions.

4. Meanwhile, heat another large fry pain and add the rest of the oil, turmeric and curry powder. Add optional chilli flakes if you like it hot! Stir until fragrant then add all the chopped veggies to your pan.

5. Pour the second can of coconut milk over the veggies and allow the milk to come to a simmer. Turn the heat to low and put a lid on the fry pan and allow the veggies to simmer in the coconut milk until they are cooked through (roughly 10 minutes).

6. Remove from heat.

7. Divide the chicken and rice into 4 portions and add 1/4 of the veggies to each portion. Stir and enjoy!

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Leanne revealed her typical day on a plate, which encompasses 1,800 of nourishing and delicious foods – including her breakfast of protein clusters and protein yoghurt and a large soy cappuccino (pictured)

Dinner is a ‘delicious kale salad with tuna and tofu and a garlic and yoghurt dressing’ (pictured)

Leanne also revealed what she eats on a daily basis for optimum health.

‘This is what 1,800 calories of nourishing nutrition looks like,’ she captioned another TikTok video. 

What is Leanne’s typical day on a plate?

* BREAKFAST: Protein clusters with a high protein yoghurt.

* MID-MORNING: Large soy cappuccino and a banana.

* LUNCH: Chicken and turmeric curry with rice.

* AFTERNOON SNACK: 30 calories of nuts.

* DINNER: Kale salad with tuna and tofu with a garlic and yoghurt dressing.

* DESSERT: Homemade Anzac biscuit and a square of Lindt dark chocolate. 

‘You can either eat an entire pizza or all of this delicious, nourishing food. Eat to nourish your body, not starve it.’

The 31-year-old said she typically starts her day with protein clusters and a high protein yoghurt from YoPro.

Leanne accompanies this with a large soy cappuccino.

Mid-morning and before a workout, she said she’ll typically have a banana for energy, before returning to enjoy lunch of chicken turmeric curry. 

In the afternoon, Leanne said she often snacks on 30 calories of nuts to get her through the 3pm slump.

Dinner is a ‘delicious kale salad with tuna and tofu and a garlic and yoghurt dressing’.

She followed this on this particular day with a homemade Anzac biscuit and a square of Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt caramel flavouring. 


She followed this on this particular day with a homemade Anzac biscuit (pictured) and snack on a handful of nuts in the afternoon (also pictured)

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Watch Edgbaston 2005 on Sky Sports, including watchalong with players on Sunday

The 2005 Ashes was one of the greatest series in history.

Almost 15 years on, Sky Sports Cricket will broadcast the second Test at Edgbaston in full with original Sky commentary from 12.30pm on Thursday including the nerve-jangling, barely-watchable climax to day four.

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Michael Vaughan’s team went to Birmingham trailing 1-0 in the series after losing the opening Test at Lord’s by 239 runs despite bowling Australia out for 190 in their first innings.

In the days that followed, the teams fought a ding-dong battle that left the tourists on 175-8 at stumps on day three needing 107 more runs to go 2-0 up and all but retain the urn with three Tests to go.

What followed was pure theatre as the Test went down to the wire, producing some iconic cricketing moments.

Three of England’s victorious team – skipper Vaughan, opener Marcus Trescothick and paceman Steve Harmison – will join us on Sunday for a ‘Watchalong’ special on Sky Sports Cricket and our YouTube channel to relive the epic conclusion to the Test match.

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