CONOR MCGREGOR had the world’s eyes on him when he fought Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas back in August.
McGregor has already said girlfriend Dee Devlin is the one person who keeps him going. Here, SunSport takes a look at the woman behind the two-time UFC champion.
Getty Images Conor McGregor is going out with Irish stunner Dee Devlin
Who is Dee Devlin, Conor McGregor’s girlfriend?
Conor McGregor’s long-term girlfriend is Dee Devlin.
Devlin has been dating McGregor for more than eight years now and the pair recently had a baby, Conor Jack McGregor.
She comes from Dublin, like the UFC star, though from Walkinstown, not Crumlin, which is where the superstar UFC fighter hails from.
The Irish stunner is McGregor’s No1 fan and even quit her job to be able to support him by travelling with him.
The UFC champ then hired her as an official member of his team, putting her in charge of his finances. Devlin also helps her other half train.
McGregor insists he owes his career to his devoted partner.
In November, he told the Irish Mirror: “My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially nothing.
“For me to be able to take her out of work, give her everything she’s ever wanted and to travel the world with, fills me with pride.”
Devlin told ESPN: “I definitely try to help him out all the time, even without realising it – especially around a fight because it’s such a tough time with his weight.
“I cook, clean, pack his gym bag, all that kind of stuff.”
The energy drinks that contain up to 16 TEASPOONS of sugar – as campaigners call for a ban on them being sold to under 16s
YOU’VE heard about the dangers of high levels of caffeine in energy drinks – but did you know they are packed full of extra sugar as well? Some energy drinks contain as many as 16 teasp…
YOU’VE heard about the dangers of high levels of caffeine in energy drinks – but did you know they are packed full of extra sugar as well?
Some energy drinks contain as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar – that’s more than twice an adult’s recommended daily sugar intake.
These are some of the most sugar laden and least sugar laden energy drinks
The recommended amount is no more than seven teaspoons per day and for children it’s much less.
So one energy drink could be hiding more than TWO DAYS worth of sugar in one 500ml can.
Campaign group ‘Action on Sugar’ has analysed popular energy drinks and called for a ban on the popular cans being sold to children under the age of 16.
Experts from Queen Mary University analysed the drinks sold in the UK between 2015 and 2017.
The worst offender, according to the study, is Rockstar punched energy in guava flavour which contains a whopping 16 teaspoons of sugar.
It is closely followed by Relentless energy drink in passion punch flavour which contains 14 teaspoons of sugar and Rockstar super sours which is also packed full of 14 teaspoons of sugar.
On the better end of the scale is Multipower red kick which only has two teaspoons of sugar and Monster rehab tea with still lemonade and energy which also contains two teaspoons.
Lucozade energy orange is also a better option containing just two teaspoons of sugar and, unlike the other energy drinks listed, has very low levels of caffeine.
The worst offender was is Rockstar Punched energy in guava flavour, which contains a whopping 16 teaspoons of sugar, followed by Relentless energy passion punch with 14 teaspoons
While the study, published in the British Medical Journal, shows the number of products available on the market has fallen from 90 to 59, sugar, caffeine and calorie content still remains a concern for health care professionals.
Overall energy drinks had shown a ten per cent reduction in the amount of sugar contained in each serving in preparation for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy coming into effect in April, but the levels are still far too high.
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Soft drinks, including energy drinks, are the main contributor of sugar intake in children and teenagers and the second main contributor in adults.
For some children and teenagers soft drinks contribute to 30 per cent and 40 per cent of their overall sugar intake, respectively.
And kids in the UK are among the biggest drinkers of energy drinks in Europe.
The study also found that the average sizes of energy drinks are considerably larger than other sugar laden drinks – some an excessive 500ml, which is twice the standard drink serving.
On the better end of the scale is Multipower red kick and Monster rehab tea with still lemonade and energy which both contain two teaspoons of sugar
Some 78 per cent of energy drinks still exceed the maximum daily recommendation of sugar for children, despite calls for sugar levels to be reduced.
Kawther Hashem, a nutritionist and researcher for Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London, said: “Whilst it’s encouraging to see that some energy drinks manufacturers have reduced sugar in advance of the levy next spring, the huge can and bottle sizes (500ml) means youngsters are still consuming far too much unnecessary sugar and caffeine.
“It’s clear that further reductions in both sugar and caffeine are urgently needed, and that they should get rid of large serving sizes – action must be taken now without further delay.”
Graham MacGregor, chairman of Action of Sugar, added: “This study illustrates the huge contribution of energy drinks to sugar intake, which is linked to the development of obesity and various types of cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes and rotting our children’s teeth.
Lucozade energy orange is also a better option containing just two teaspoons of sugar and, unlike the other energy drinks listed, has very low levels of caffeine
“They are completely inappropriate for children to consume, form no part of a healthy balanced diet, and should be banned for under 16s.”
A recent review of all the studies into energy drinks and their effects on the body has found they seriously damage your physical and mental health.
The caffeine and sugar laden drinks can cause mental health problems like anxiety, high blood pressure, obesity, kidney damage, fatigue and even encourage risk-seeking behaviour.
Researchers also found that people who mix them with alcohol are likely to drink far more because the energy masks the effects of being drunk.
The study, published in Frontiers Public Health, also recommended restricting the sale of the drinks to children and teenagers.
Eating excessive amounts of sugar comes with an array of health risks linked to obesity.
Those who are overweight are more at risk of type 2 diabetes, which comes with the risk of complications including heart attack, stroke and diseases.
BBC Action on Sugar Chairman Prof Graham MacGregor says energy drinks should not be sold to children
Type 2 diabetes is the more common form of the disease – accounting for between 85 and 95 per cent of all cases, according to Diabetes UK.
It is usually associated with obesity and occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose level.
Carrying excess weight around your tummy, a common side effect of eating too much sugar, increases your risk of the disease because it releases chemicals that can upset the body’s metabolism.
Studies have also linked excessive consumption of sugary treats to Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
So just how much sugar should you be eating?
It is generally recommended that sugar intakes should only be about five per cent of your daily energy intake.
So that means no more than seven teaspoons per day for the average adult – the equivalent to a small glass of fruit juice and a flavoured yoghurt each day.
Here’s how much sugar your kid should be eating
Children should be consuming far less than that.
Kids aged two and under should have just 3 teaspoons per day, kids aged three to six should have no more than four teaspoons a day and kids between seven and ten should have no more than six teaspoons.
Earlier this year research revealed that kids in the UK were eating 20 chocolate chip biscuits worth of sugar every day.
Donald Trump to remove climate change from list of national security threats reversing Obama’s key policy
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is set to further dismantle Barack Obama’s record on climate change with his administration’s new national security strategy. He will not repeat Obama’s 201…
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is set to further dismantle Barack Obama’s record on climate change with his administration’s new national security strategy.
He will not repeat Obama’s 2016 designation of climate change as a national security threat and instead focus on resurgent and increasingly aggressive China and Russia.
AFP or licensors President Donald Trump is set to further dismantle Barack Obama’s climate change work
Trump has vowed to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord unless changes are made to it.
The document states: “The United States will continue to advance an approach that balances energy security, economic development, and environmental protection.”
Trump’s national security posture reflects his “America First” priorities of protecting the US homeland and borders, rebuilding the US military, projecting strength abroad and pursuing trade policies more favourable to the US.
According to The Federalist website, the strategy also states: “The United States will remain a global leader in reducing traditional pollution, as well as greenhouse gases, while growing its economy.
Reuters He will not list climate change as a threat to national security, like his predecessor Obama did
“This achievement, which can serve as model to other countries, flows from innovation, technology breakthroughs, and energy efficiency gains –not from onerous regulation.”
Excerpts of the strategy also warn against Russia and China’s attempts to challenge US power and erode its security and prosperity.
Storm Dylan tracker – will the storm hit over Christmas and what effect could it have on UK weather?
A BATTERY of storms and snowfall is thankfully behind us – or is it? Let’s get the latest on Storm Dylan and find out how it will impact us this Christmas. Will the storm hit over Chris…
A BATTERY of storms and snowfall is thankfully behind us – or is it?
Let’s get the latest on Storm Dylan and find out how it will impact us this Christmas.
Met Office Storm Dylan is set to batter the UK with 70mph winds
Will the storm hit over Christmas?
Although the name has been selected, the Met Office will not yet put “Storm Dylan” into use until “medium weather impact” from rain, wind or snow is forecast.
The RAC said that it was the “worst possible time for stormy conditions”, with thousands making their home way for Christmas.
Their spokesman Simon Williams said: “Conditions could be treacherous, travel before or after the strongest winds.”
Dylan is the fourth storm to be named this season after Aileen, Brian and Caroline brought widespread disruption and travel chaos to the UK.
AFP or licensors Storm Caroline caused widespread travel chaos when it hit the UK this December
What effect could it have on UK weather?
The Weather Outlook said 70mph gales could come on Boxing Day, just missing Christmas day itself.
Meteorologists said 55mph gusts are forecast to arrive in the north of Scotland tomorrow (December 19) 60mph on Thursday and Friday in Scotland before strong winds move south as Christmas.
Stronger winds are due to hit the UK from Boxing Day to New Year’s Day, with two further low pressure zones on their way.
Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Storm Dylan has potential to be named over the Christmas period.
“And after Christmas Day looks like seeing stronger winds which could push 70mph.”
While strong winds are forecast in Scotland this week, elsewhere in the country balmier temperatures are expected in the run-up to Christmas, with an “exceptional” 16C on Tuesday or Wednesday, Mr Gaze said.
How do I track Storm Dylan?
The Met Office will be updating the latest about the storm here.
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