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first_imgThis treadmill has basically every improvement and innovation you can think of. It claims to be 33% faster than other treadmill motors when it comes to speed and incline changes, and it has a 22×60-inch deck so you won’t have to worry about falling off. This deck also has three-zone cushioning to keep you from finishing up your workout with achy knees.The 7.8 AT has a full color display with options for phone or tablet placement, along with Bluetooth connectivity and speakers so you can track your heart rate, play fitness classes or listen to your favorite podcast or playlist. There’s an included Bluetooth chest strap too! And as for your actual workout, you’ll be able to easily adjust your speed and incline with the QuickDial controls, or switch things up with the one-touch Interval Keys. And when you’re ready to go hard? Try the Sprint 8 HIIT program. It claims to “engage fast-twitch muscle fibers and naturally stimulate Human Growth Hormone (HGH). This triggers a response in the body that melts fat, encourages lean muscle mass and increases energy.” When you’re done, just fold the treadmill up in one step and store it away, out of sight, until your next workout! See it!Get the 7.8 AT Treadmill (originally $2,699) for just $1,899 with code BF100 at Horizon Fitness with free shipping! Code valid through November 29, 2020.7.0 AE Elliptical7.0 AE EllipticalHorizon FitnessWhether you’re more of an elliptical person or want to really go full out with your home gym, you won’t be sorry that you checked out the 7.0 AE. If you’re looking for a smooth ride and a durable machine (Who isn’t?), then you’ve found the one. Just as with the 7.8 AT Treadmill, this elliptical has Bluetooth connectivity and integrated speakers, as well as a rapid-charge USB port so your phone won’t die mid-workout!This elliptical is specifically designed to “encourage ideal body position and movement” so your workouts are pain-free, efficient and comfortable — which means they will last longer. The more comfortable you are, the less likely you are to quit mid-push! Speaking of push, this elliptical can push data to top tracking apps, which is especially important if you’re tracking your food for the day too. More working out equals more food! Your purchase includes a free Horizon app too, letting you control your workout from your phone or tablet.This elliptical has an advanced power incline, which basically means it’s not messing around. It has 20 levels of resistance! Your glutes, hamstrings and calves will thank you (once they’re finished feeling the burn). The transitions are smooth too, and they can be done with the touch of a button.Reviewers say having this 7.0 AE elliptical in their life “has been wonderful,” and they’re even calling it “better than the ones [they’ve] used at gyms.” It’s super quiet too, making it perfect for a home environment. They say it’s “worth every penny” — and they said that before the Black Friday deal even started! See it!Get the 7.0 AE Elliptical (originally $1,999) for just $899 with code BF100 at Horizon Fitness with free shipping! Code valid through November 29, 2020.Looking for something else? Shop everything else at Horizon Fitness here!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. 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You can change it up without having to buy an entire new machine!Reviewers say this treadmill is “just enjoyable to use” and that “its responsiveness is like no other.” It’s “a real workhorse” too, one shopper saying it “feels like a high end treadmill you would find in a commercial gym”!- Advertisement – Even now, many people are still working from home, and if your gym is open, it’s probably limited capacity — or you just don’t feel like renewing your membership is worth the risk. Your experience and feelings are valid, and so many are in the same boat as you. But that doesn’t change the fact that you’re ready to dive back into the health and wellness world. The thing is, if you can’t go back to your old routine, what is your new one going to look like?The best place to start (and stay)? Horizon Fitness. It’s time to bring the gym to you. 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first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! On July 22, 2011, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Dominica, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.BackgroundDominica has made significant progress over the past decade in strengthening its macroeconomic policy management. Prudent fiscal management in the years leading up to the crisis has served the authorities well, leading to primary surpluses that average 3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past eight years and to a significant reduction in public debt, to about 67 percent by mid-2011. Social indicators have also improved, with a major fall in unemployment and poverty levels, although these remain high at 14 percent and 29 percent, respectively, as of 2009.Dominica is emerging from the crisis. The decline in global activity led to a relatively mild contraction due to a strong countercyclical fiscal response and limited reliance on tourism. Growth turned positive in 2010, but tepid demand and the needed fiscal consolidation will weigh on the near-term prospects, with activity projected to growth at 0.9 percent in 2011. Near-term risks to growth are tilted to the downside on account of a potentially stronger impact of a slowing demand in advanced economies and weaker performance in agriculture, manufacturing and trade.High world commodity prices are expected to put some pressures on inflation and the balance of payments in 2011, but these should be manageable and should subside in line with world fuel and food prices.The financial system has weathered the crisis, although tremors in the regional financial markets, to which Dominica is heavily exposed, have heightened solvency and liquidity risks. Modest credit expansion prior to the crisis limited the accumulation of nonperforming loans and preserved capital ratios, but the financial system remains exposed to the failed regional insurance companies, other impaired investments in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), and potential spillovers across segments of the financial system.With regard to macro policies, the weakening of the fiscal position during the past two years is set to reverse in fiscal year (FY) 2011 that started in July. The proposed budget for FY 2011 targets a primary balance of 0.6 percent of GDP, an adjustment of almost two percentage points of GDP, the brunt of which falls on investment. As the achievement of the budget target hinges critically on the ability to raise revenue from house sales, which has proven difficult in recent years, staff projects that under current policies the primary balance would remain marginally negative in FY 2011 and debt will remain broadly unchanged in GDP terms.Executive Board AssessmentIn concluding the 2011 Article IV consultation with Dominica, Executive Directors endorsed staff’s appraisal, as follows:Dominica has managed the crisis well, but the recovery has been lackluster and growth prospects remain weak. The fiscal stimulus during the crisis helped the country avoid a deep recession, but tepid demand in advanced countries (Dominica’s main tourist source), weak competitiveness and lack of clear growth drivers have led to a slow recovery and will constrain future growth.While appropriately supportive during the crisis, fiscal policies need to be returned to a sounder footing to correct the weakening fiscal position. Staff welcomes the authorities’ plan to start withdrawing the fiscal stimulus in FY 2011 but underscores the importance of a close monitoring of fiscal developments with a view to ensuring that the budget’s primary deficit target of 0.6 percent of GDP for FY 2011 will be achieved. Given weakening revenues, staff believes that achieving the authorities’ target will necessitate additional fiscal measures beyond those envisaged in the budget. In this context, staff urges the authorities to contain the growth in current spending, as this reduces space for investment critical for future growth and makes further fiscal corrections more difficult in light of the likely permanent nature of the spending increase.The adjustment effort will need to continue over the next few years, as debt levels remain uncomfortably high and current policies do not provide sufficient assurances that debt would remain on a downward path given the country’s exposure to external and natural disaster shocks. In this regard, staff welcomes the authorities’ commitment to the primary surplus target of 2.4 percent of GDP by FY 2013 and encourages them to develop a clear plan for achieving it. This long-standing fiscal objective has served the authorities well in the past and achieving it will help put the public debt back on its downward path, preserve the hard-earned confidence in the country’s fiscal management, and improve its ability to cope with future shocks. In this context, staff suggests focus on reining in current spending, safeguarding revenues, and ensuring sustainability of the adjustment efforts through structural reforms. Achievement of the FY 2011 fiscal targets will be an essential stepping stone and will boost fiscal policy credibility.Increased vigilance is needed to safeguard against financial stability risks. Impaired investments in the failed insurance companies and other regional institutions are creating solvency and potential liquidity pressures. The authorities’ efforts to improve the regulation and supervision of nonbank institutions are commendable, but renewed efforts to identify and counteract sources of risks in the financial system are needed, including through (i) strengthened monitoring of credit unions, and a stricter enforcement of the newly legislated provisioning and capital requirements; and (ii) improved information-sharing arrangements with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the bank supervisor, to allow the authorities to monitor risks in the banking system.Improving growth prospects will require wide-ranging structural reforms. These should focus on increasing the country’s capacity to attract and absorb private investments, especially through swift reforms of the regulatory environment for investments. The upcoming review of the government’s medium-term Growth and Social Protection Strategy will provide a good opportunity to articulate a strong strategy of dealing with existing obstacles to growth.Increased engagement with the Fund may be useful. While Dominica does not face an immediate financing need, the narrowing space to handle economic and natural disaster shocks and the need for policy correction suggest that such an engagement could be beneficial. Staff indicated that it stands ready to engage should the authorities deem appropriate.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Tweet 8 Views   no discussions LocalNews IMF concludes consultation with Dominica by: – August 5, 2011last_img read more


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first_imgTerence Crawford purposely redirected every question about Errol Spence back to Amir Khan during his media workout earlier in the week.The very next day, the WBO welterweight champion addressed Spence without mentioning his name, essentially saying that he can’t force the IBF champion to fight him. “That’s the whole story about the welterweight division — a lot of people look at my size and they say, ‘Oh, well, he’s too little, I’m going to be bigger than him, I’m gonna be stronger than him,’ but if you look at my welterweight reign, I done stopped every welterweight that I’ve gotten in the ring with — I was stronger than,” Crawford said. “So, a lot of people looking at my size and they’ll be like, ‘Ah man, he’s little’ … until they get in the ring with me.”If the fight gets made — and it’s a big if — let’s see what Spence has to say about it.In the meantime, expect Crawford to not let up on Spence. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBut after destroying Khan via a sixth-round TKO early Sunday morning after Khan’s corner claimed he couldn’t continue after suffering an accidental low blow, Crawford made sure to call Spence out publicly.“The fight I want next is Errol Spence,” Crawford said in the ring after improving to 35-0 with 26 KOs. “Whenever he is ready, he can come and get it.”Spence tweeted in response:I am my next fight lol https://t.co/awnubMk6MD— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) April 21, 2019But “Bud” pressed Spence even further during the post-fight press conference.“Everybody know I want the Spence fight,” Crawford told the media gathered in front of him.  “That’s the fight that everybody wants, that’s the fight that I want to prove I’m the best welterweight in the division.”There’s no coincidence that one of the most cerebral boxers in the ring waited until after eviscerating Khan to mash the dash on making the Spence fight happen. Crawford needs Spence to cement his fighting legacy and he knows it. And the timing of landing the fight is getting more and more urgent by the day.As Sporting News’ Andreas Hale forecasted earlier in the week, Crawford didn’t gain anything from defeating Khan. (Furthermore, Crawford’s win was anticlimactic, but let’s keep it funky … “Bud” was thoroughly beating Khan for five rounds and would have probably knocked him out even if the low-blow stoppage never happened). The way Crawford won put a sour taste in his mouth and it’s a feeling that could only be changed with a convincing victory over Spence.He’s tired of victories that don’t exactly move the needle forward for him and his career like this latest victory did and a win over fellow Top Rank fighter Egidijus Kavaliauskas would probably do for him as well. That’s why Crawford is so hell-bent on landing the Spence fight as soon as possible.Saying it is one thing, while cementing it is a whole other thing due to Crawford being with Top Rank, which has a partnership with ESPN, and Spence fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, which has a partnership with FOX. Then, the frigid relationship between Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and the head of PBC, Al Haymon, further complicate things.“Unfortunately, I don’t know what’s going on,” Crawford said, speaking toward the business end of Top Rank and PBC and making the Spence fight happen. “I can only fight who they put in front of me and that’s what I’m gonna continue to do and that’s what’s gonna be my main focus is the fighter in front of me. Until then, that’s where we’re at.”That much is a sad reality that boxers themselves, fans and critics alike have been forced to accept over the years in an industry where marquee fights often either happen years too late — think Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao — or don’t happen at all.Hopefully, neither result is the trajectory for Crawford-Spence, which would not only decide the best welterweight, but also the pound-for-pound best and the best boxer of his generation.Earlier in the week, Arum compared Crawford to Sugar Ray Leonard. Well, Leonard had the likes of Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran to cement his fighting legacy. And he fought and beat them all. Crawford has Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) and Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) as fellow undefeated welterweight champions, but both are on the other side of the street, as they’re represented by PBC.Crawford needs Spence for his fighting legacy more than Spence needs Crawford for his. In fact, Spence can do without the fight altogether, considering he has the likes of Thurman, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Manny Pacquiao to scrap with to boost his name to Hall of Fame status.Perhaps if Crawford and Spence doesn’t pan out, Top Rank and “Bud” can try to make a fight with Garcia happen. Garcia scored a seventh-round KO over Adrian Granados on the same night Crawford defeated Khan, meaning Crawford and Garcia are on the exact same time schedule. And for what it’s worth, Garcia did knock out Khan too and at least on paper would present Crawford’s toughest test to date, as a slick, clean, precision puncher with power.Garcia’s name was evoked during the post-fight press conference to which Crawford essentially dismissed due to the frosty relationship between PBC and Top Rank. Furthermore, Crawford eyes Spence as the best, with a convincing victory in a title-unification bout as a vehicle to justify his name to undeniable greatness in the Sweet Science.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAnd if the fight does indeed happen, Crawford has a caveat to hush any early talk about the bigger man (Spence) beating up on the smaller man (“Bud”).last_img read more