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Nike Officially Selling Gym Equipment: ‘Gym Strength’

Nike Officially Selling Gym Equipment: 'Gym Strength'
Oct 19 2023 Share

Nike has ventured into the weight equipment market with the introduction of its subsidiary, Nike Strength. 

This new brand is dedicated to providing home gym equipment to enhance individual athletes’ fitness pursuits. The Oregon-based company now offers a range of branded gym essentials, from barbells, dumbbells, and bumper plates to kettlebells, benches, squat racks, and specialized attire for resistance and weight training. 

Noteworthy among these offerings are the eco-friendly rubber bumper plates, made from Nike Grind rubber derived from recycled materials. The collection is available for purchase online at Nike Strength’s website, accompanied by a dedicated Instagram page.

 

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Nike’s foray into gym equipment underscores their commitment to delivering high-quality tools for both everyday and elite athletes. The product lineup includes dumbbells in pairs up to 100lbs, individual kettlebells up to 88lbs, barbells in 15kg and 20kg variants, and a range of bumper plates in various colors and weights (10 to 45lbs). 

Additionally, change plates are sold in pairs with increments from 1.25 to 10 pounds, and there are two options for squat racks along with a squat cage.

The launch of Nike Strength marks a significant step for the brand, reflecting their ongoing dedication to offering premium products that support athletes in their unique training endeavors. 

Among the standout items are the environmentally-conscious rubber bumper plates, created from recycled materials, contributing to Nike’s sustainability efforts. The products are now available for purchase online and at select retailers, including Dick’s Sporting Goods and Scheel’s.

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Ongoing Restoration Works On Chapel Of Our Lady Of Light In Ħaż-Żebbuġ

Ongoing Restoration Works On Chapel Of Our Lady Of Light In Ħaż-Żebbuġ
Oct 19 2023 Share

Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici visited the ongoing restoration works on the Chapel of Our Lady of Light situated in Ħaż-Żebbug, Malta.

This chapel is one of the thirteen projects chose following the most recent Local Councils Scheme and the project was proposed by the Żebbug Local Council itself. The project kicked off in September 2023 and all the works, starting from site documentation to Planning permit applications, to subsequent site works were and will be carried out by the Restoration and Preservation Department.

Minister Bonnici stated that these restoration projects within the various communities are looked upon very favourably by the residents. He said that the projects completed over the years as part of this scheme have varied in nature and scale, ranging from small projects like traditional village crosses or statues to medium-scale endeavours involving historic buildings and monuments dating back to the times of the Knights of St John.

Dr Bonnici stated that the Government is fully committed to safeguarding and restoring our patrimony, including those which are found in the communities.

Architect Audrey Ann Bonnici explained that the interventions being carried out mainly consist in: the cleaning of the façade and bell tower from biological growth, black crust, numerous metal inserts, accretions and other superficial deposits, pointing of open joints with a lime-based mortar, removal of renders from the lower courses of the façade, replacement of deteriorated stone, especially in the lower courses of the facade, closing of cracks to stop water infiltration in the bell tower, structural Consolidation of lintels, reconstruction of missing parts with plastic repair and the restoration of apertures.

The Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Light, is one of the oldest chapels in Ħaż-Żebbug and it was built in 1736. Before this chapel, there was another one. During war, the chapel managed to escape a direct hit, as a bomb fell nearby and did not explode. Unfortunately, the chapel, especially the bell tower, still suffered a lot of damage when the bomb was detonated on the spot. Works were immediately carried out to reconstruct the damaged parts.

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Robert And Lydia Abela Celebrate 15 Years Of Marriage

Robert And Lydia Abela Celebrate 15 Years Of Marriage
Oct 19 2023 Share

A day after her birthday, Lydia Abela is celebrating her 15 year wedding anniversary with her husband, Prime Minister Robert Abela. 

 

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Taking to social media, Lydia shared an image of themselves with a caption reading: ’15 years married! Grateful for every moment we live together, for the memories we created together, for your unconditional love. I love you Robert’.

This comes after Lydia celebrated her 45th birthday yesterday, Wednesday 18th October. 

Happy anniversary to the Abela’s! 

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The World Has A New Hottest Chili Pepper: X

The World Has A New Hottest Chili Pepper: X
Oct 19 2023 Share

Guinness World Records has declared Chili Pepper X as the world’s hottest pepper, surpassing the Carolina Reaper. 

Tests conducted by Winthrop University in South Carolina show Pepper X averages 2.69 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), while the Carolina Reaper averages 1.64 million SHU. This scale, devised by Wilbur Scoville in 1912, measures chili pepper spiciness.

In comparison, a typical jalapeño scores between 3,000 to 8,000 SHU. Pepper X is the creation of Ed Currie, the founder of Puckerbutt Pepper Company in South Carolina, who also developed the Carolina Reaper in 2013. Over a decade, Currie meticulously crossbred Pepper X with other high-heat peppers to elevate its capsaicin content.

Initially unveiled on the YouTube series “Hot Ones,” Pepper X’s intensity surpasses even the formidable Carolina Reaper. Puckerbutt Pepper Company’s website describes the Reaper as “painfully hot,” cautioning against underestimating it. 

However, there is no information yet on how they characterize a pepper that boasts a million more units on the Scoville scale than the Reaper. This achievement marks a new pinnacle in the world of spicy peppers, signaling a fiery contender for those with a taste for extreme heat.

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