How long do you think you will be doing this for?” my dad asked me last week. He was referring to my amateur competitive powerlifting, which involves lifting squat, bench and deadlift at the heaviest weight you can handle. “Until I die, or sustain an injury which means that I can’t lift again,” I replied. His arched eyebrows spoke volumes. My parents have always been glad that I keep myself fit – my dad has been lifting weights most of his life, and is an avid cyclist. But they have no idea how to process why I’ve decided to take up what seems to them like a dangerous, overly masculine sport at the age of 38. On the one hand they are proud, but on the other hand their brains can’t compute that I can handle a 125kg deadlift or a 100kg squat, and my back hasn’t snapped in two yet. They’re also struggling – if they’re being honest – with the fact that my body has changed and become more muscular, and that I … [Read more...] about I lift weights. For a South Asian woman, that’s just not seen as normal
OTI Mabuse has gained lots of fans since she joining Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. She returned to her roots on the BBC dance show in September. Here's the story of how the South African became one of the jewels in the BBC crown. Who is Oti Mabuse, how old is she and what is her background? Oti Mabuse is a 29-year-old professional dancer who rose to fame on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing is back on BBC1 tonight - follow our live blog for all the action and updates She was born in Pretoria, South Africa and unlike many of the Strictly family, Oti did not start her path to professional dancing from a young age.Oti studied civil engineering at university before embarking on a career in professional dancing, following in the footsteps of her sister Motsi - nine years her senior - who is a professional ballroom dancer. Since the start of her professional career, Oti has earned various awards including first place in the German Championship Freestyle Latin … [Read more...] about Who is Oti Mabuse, who is her Strictly 2019 partner and how old is she?
Henry Ford II (also known as ‘the deuce’) was the CEO of Ford Motor Company, the automobile empire that was founded by his grandfather Henry Ford I in 1903 The year was 1966 and competition between Ford and Ferrari had reached fever pitch. 250,000 spectators gathered around France’s treacherous 8.5 mile course at Le Mans to watch the automotive opponents compete for king of the road. The non-stop 24-hour race is notoriously grueling. Only 15 out of 57 entrants that year finished the brutal endurance challenge that tests the strength of a car’s machinery just as much as it does the stamina and concentration of its driver. Sleep deprivation, 200 mph speeds and very little room for human or mechanical error makes fatal disasters a common matter-of-course. For those reasons, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is known as the most dangerous sporting event in the world, but also the most prestigious. The stakes in 1966 were just as high for the car makers as well; … [Read more...] about Fast and Furious: The true story of how Ford vowed to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in the legendary rivalry that started over a business deal gone bad
It is often said a hasty marriage is repented at leisure. Now scientific research has found that when it comes to deciding on a spouse, we make our minds up much quicker than you might think. On average, married people took just 172 days in their relationship - just under six months - before they were sure they wanted to tie the knot, a scientific study found. Single people, by contrast estimated it would take 210 days - 22 per cent longer. Scroll down for video It is often said a hasty marriage is repented at leisure. Now scientific research has found that when it comes to deciding on a spouse, we make our minds up much quicker than you might think (stock image) We often fear that some choices are highly complicated - and will take a lot of time. But scientists at the University of Chicago say their result shows that we are faster to make a judgement than we believe we are- and a lot less choosy - in a host of other areas, including whether we like a neighbour or not, … [Read more...] about It takes just six months to decide if someone is marriage material (38 days LESS than singletons think)
She's recently released her first Christmas album and is planning a star-studded event in Los Angeles in November. But Gwen Stefani kept a far more casual appearance as she tended to errands in the Studio City area on Monday morning. The 48-year-old singer looked cool as can be as she covered up in an electric yellow shirt and tight denim jeans. Scroll down for video Hot stuff! Gwen Stefani kept a far more casual appearance as she tended to errands in the Studio City area on Monday morning Stefani looked splendid in the over-sized T-shirt which featured large black writing sprawled across the bottom. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Gwen Stefani flashes black lacy bra in mesh top at church... Demi Lovato and Gwen Stefani use their talents for good as... Youthful Gwen Stefani, 48, flashes her black lacy bra while... Her leading men! Gwen Stefani shows off her stylish side in... Share this article Share 34 shares She wrapped a long dark denim jacket … [Read more...] about Still Just A Girl! Gwen Stefani keeps it casual in an electric yellow shirt and tight jeans for shopping trip in LA