Saina Nehwal survives scare, enters World Championships quarters

first_imgSaina Nehwal defeated Japanese 13th seed Sayaka Takahashi 14-21, 21-18, 21-12Saina Nehwal survived a scare to eventually make her way into the women’s singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday.Japanese 13th seed Sayaka Takahashi gave a tough fight to the Indian seventh seed and was almost on her way to the last eight before Saina found her legs just in time to recover from a game down and win the three-game one hour five-minute marathon third round match 14-21, 21-18, 21-12.Sayaka looked in sublime touch as she easily clinched the first game, leading right from the start. World No.7 Saina looked down and out trailing 8-13 in the second but slowly started getting back into rhythm when the reality of being ousted from the tournament hit her.The 24-year-old finally levelled the game at 18-all and held on to the next three points to push the match into the decider.It was quite equal till 7-all in the third game after which the Olympic bronze medallist found the right footing and form to crush her opponent in a matter of minutes and take a 2-0 lead in career meetings over the Japanese.Saina will be up against World No.1 and top seed Li Xuerui of China next and the reigning Olympic champion has a 7-2 career advantage over the Hyderbadi.Saina’s compatriots P.V. Sindhu (women’s singles), Kidambi Srikanth (men’s singles) and the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy will play their respective matches later in the day.advertisementlast_img read more

Anti-doping body condemns WADA over Russia U-turn

first_imgLos Angeles, Sept 18 (AFP) The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (INADO) warned WADA against lifting Russia’s drug ban, saying the country had not done enough to justify readmission to the sporting community. In a strongly worded statement from the Berlin-based alliance of drug testing agencies, INADO accused the World Anti-Doping Agency of seeking to fast-track Russia’s reinstatement at any cost. “Any reasonable person would conclude that Russia has not yet fulfilled its obligations to the global sporting community,” INADO said. “WADA must make its decisions based on consistent application of principles and not simply out of expedience pandering to the will of a powerful nation. “The sporting community is eager to see Russia return as an equal participant but not at any cost.” INADO’s criticism comes as WADA chiefs prepare to meet in the Seychelles on Thursday to discuss Russia’s possible reinstatement. INADO said the meeting would address “perhaps the most crucial decision WADA has ever faced.” WADA last week disclosed that its compliance review committee had recommended lifting the three-year suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) after being satisfied that Moscow had met the final two outstanding conditions of a “roadmap” to rehabilitation. Reinstating RUSADA would pave the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. The WADA compliance committee’s recommendation has been widely criticized, with the United States Anti-Doping Agency accusing the agency of dealing a blow to “millions of clean athletes.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

Kapil Dev wants India to play with full dedication and win World Cup 2019

first_imgAhead India’s first ICC Cricket World Cup match, Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, on Wednesday, urged the team to play with full dedication and win the premier Tournament.”I want the team to play with their full dedication and win the World Cup,” Dev told ANI.Dev led the team during India’s 1983 World Cup triumph. India defeated West Indies in the final by 43 runs. In this edition of the premier tournament, the team will be led by Virat Kohli, who atop the ICC ODI rankings.The team also features 2011 World-cup winning MS Dhoni. Moreover, the squad includes Hardik Pandya, who was at his devastating best in Indian Premier League as he scored 402 runs in the league and hammered the fastest half-century, 17 deliveries, in the league.Pacer Jasprit Bumrah will lead the bowling department and will get support from Bhuvneshwar Kumar to thwart opponent’s batting line-up.In the first match, India will compete against South Africa, who are displaying a woeful performance as they lost both their recent matches at the hands of England and Bangladesh.South Africa batsman Hashim Amla did not appear in the previous game which was played against Bangladesh as he faced a blow to head during England clash and Lungi Ngidi also left the field during the second match after he sustained a hamstring injury. Moreover, Dale Steyn has also been ruled out of the premier tournament owing to his shoulder injury which will further deteriorate their performance.Therefore, it will be interesting to see whether South Africa will manage to revive themselves or India will justify their favourite tag.advertisementIndia will compete with South Africa at the Rose Bowl cricket ground on June 5.Also Read | World Cup 2019: History favours India over South Africa in recent ICC eventsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: 5 things to look for in India’s World Cup runAlso Seelast_img read more

10 months agoDe Laurentiis: Chelsea manager Sarri shirked Napoli transfer responsibility

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say De Laurentiis: Chelsea manager Sarri shirked Napoli transfer responsibilityby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted that he struggled to get the input of Maurizio Sarri on transfers.De Laurentiis has claimed that Sarri preferred to worry about coaching and improving his players.And it was tough for the owner to sit down with Sarri and figure out the ideal players to buy in transfer windows.”Sarri seemed timid and I discovered he was so dissatisfied with his past [working in finance],” he said during a panel run by Corriere di Mezzogiorno.”For a Communist to base his profession on the evils of money brought him to suffer from a syndrome of dissatisfaction. “I found Sarri to be very highly-strung. His wife couldn’t even come to the stadium. “I used to say to Sarri, who shall we buy? He’d reply that he didn’t want to know anything about it.” last_img read more

‘Neymar could’ve succeeded Messi & Ronaldo before PSG move’

first_imgMarseille coach Andre Villas-Boas believes Neymar’s move to PSG has seen him stumble in his quest to potentially succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best footballer. In total, Neymar has managed 51 goals in 58 games for PSG – who opened their latest title defence with a 3-0 win over Nimes without the 27-year-old.But the Brazilian’s time with the club has been impacted by injury and, more recently, transfer speculation which has seen both Barcelona and Real Madrid circle for him .  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? While Neymar’s future is far from clear, Villas-Boas claims his move to PSG has seen the attacker fail to build upon the promise he showed while at Camp Nou. “He is an important player in the world of football. For me, it was the player who could succeed Ronaldo and Messi for the Ballon d’Or. But he did not recover all the qualities he had shown in Barcelona,” Villas-Boas said. Despite that claim, the Marseille coach conceded Neymar’s potential departure from France would leave a big hole to fill. “For Ligue 1, it’s not good if he leaves,” Villas-Boas said.”This type of player has an important image in football, a bit like when Ronaldinho was here in Paris.”There’s this attractiveness, the football world wants to watch these kinds of players. I don’t know what’s going to happen, I can’t comment on the separation because I’m not the PSG coach.”As it stands, Barca have finally opened face-to-face negotiations with PSG over a move for Neymar, though a potential deal still appears to be some way off. While the Catalans are willing to offer Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic as part of the transfer, the Parisians are reportedly keen on getting Nelson Semedo. With the tug of war over Neymar ongoing, the player himself has been left sidelined with PSG fans turning on their star player during the club’s season opener . Though fan sentiment has taken a turn, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has stressed Neymar remains crucial to his cause. “He was very decisive for us. If we lose Neymar, maybe I will not sleep,” Tuchel said on French TV show Canal Football Club . “Because it would be hard to lose him and find another player who can do the same things for us. Maybe no news is good news.“It’s hard not knowing. Because I want him at home. But we have to find solutions without him too.”last_img read more

Navios Containers Buys Five Rickmers Ships

first_imgzoom Navios Maritime Containers has closed its private placement and the acquisition of five container vessels and rights to the remaining fleet of Rickmers Maritime Trust.The company raised some USD 50.3 million of gross proceeds by issuing 10 million shares at a subscription price of USD 5.00 per share.Navios Containers used the proceeds from the private placement to acquire five 4,250 TEU vessels from Navios Partners for a total purchase price of USD 64 million.Recently acquired by Navios Partners from Rickmers Trust, the ships are employed on charters with a net daily charter rate of USD 26,850. The charters expire in 2018 and early 2019 and are expected to generate USD 45 million of EBITDA, assuming expenses approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days per year.The transaction was partially funded through USD 40 million in proceeds raised through the private placement and the balance in the form of a USD 24 million credit by Navios Partners for a period of 90 days at L+375 bps.Additionally, Navios Containers is in advanced discussions for an up to USD 40 million loan from a commercial lending bank.Furthermore, the company informed that it acquired all the rights under the acquisition agreements entered into between Navios Partners and Rickmers Trust to purchase the remaining nine vessels in the original 14-vessel container fleet.The acquisition of the nine additional vessels “is subject to a number of conditions, and no assurance can be provided that the acquisition will close at all or in part.”last_img read more

Rohit is the best ODI player around right now says skipper Kohli

first_imgBirmingham: India captain Virat Kohli has described Rohit Sharma as the best One-Day player in international cricket right now after his deputy scored a record-equalling fourth century in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit’s 104 off 92 balls in the 28-run win over Bangladesh guided India to the World Cup semi-finals here on Tuesday and in the process he also equalled Kumar Sangakkara’s record of scoring most tons in a World Cup edition. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together He is currently the highest run-getter in the ongoing mega-event with 544 runs from seven innings, including four centuries and one fifty. “I have been watching it for years now. He’s (Rohit) the best One-day player around and we are so delighted to see him. When he plays like that, everybody is happy to see him strike this so well,” Kohli about his deputy at the post match presentation ceremony. The other architect of India’s win was pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, who, with his toe-crushing yorkers, derailed Bangladesh’s chase. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “His overs were always going to be crucial, so that’s why we stopped him after four initially,” said Kohli. “He’s a world-class bowler and he just knows what he’s up against. We can look to capitalise on situations where we are in a position to score those extra 30 runs. Very happy with the way the team has played so far.” India became the second team after title holders Australia to enter the the semi-finals of the 50-over showpiece. “It’s good to have qualified on the points table now. This will keep us in a good frame of mind going into the semi-finals,” Kohli said. Against Bangladesh, India went in with only five bowlers and Kohli said it was a gamble which they took keeping in mind the size of the ground and combination of the team. “(Five bowlers) Look, we experienced that Hardik (Pandya) when put under pressure has come back really well. He’s really looking forward to do stuff for the team. He has a gut feel of what the batsman is looking to do. “I know five bowlers was a gamble, but it was keeping in mind the ground dimensions. We wanted to play the perfect combination for the small boundary,” the skipper explained. Kohli also thanked the cricket-crazy Indian fans who thronged the stadium in large numbers in every match to support their team. “Thank you – the fans have been magnificent.” Player-of-the-match Rohit Sharma said he had positive feelings before going to bat but admitted that he was also lucky to have got a reprieve when he was on nine. Rohit was dropped by Tamim Iqbal at deep mid-wicket off Mustafizur Rahman early on in his innings. “I had a great feeling right at the start. It’s a great pitch to bat on. The first game against South Africa, I had to take my time. Against England as well, the pitch was two-paced, and they used the conditions really well. There was no question of scoreboard batting first, so that’s what I had to do,” he said. “I was lucky (early on)…fortune favours the brave. I never think about the shorter boundaries when I bat, because my game is all about piercing the field. Once you are set, the idea is to put pressure on the bowlers.” Asked about his personal milestone of four centuries in a single World Cup, Rohit said: “Oh I thought I just got a 100 today. My mantra is whatever has happened in the past is in the past. Those in form have to bat long and get the team to a big score. I need to focus on the next game now.” Losing skipper Mashrafe Mortaza lauded his team’s effort but rued the dropped catch of Rohit, which eventually turned out to be the difference. “This was a good effort, but we had to win this match. We could have had a bit more luck, but Shakib Al Hasan has been in superb form, and Mushfiq has batted beautifully. Rohit’s catch was obviously disappointing, but those things happen in the field,” he said. He said lack of partnerships did the damage for his side. “If one of them could have been 80-90, it could have been a different match,” Mortaza said. Out of the World Cup, Mortaza now wants to end on a high with a win against Pakistan in their last league game on Friday. “We have played our best, and fans have been fantastic. Hopefully we will end on a good note,” he signed off.last_img read more

Ban deplores deadly terrorist attack against civilians in northeastern Kenya

According to media reports, militants claiming to belong to the Al-Shabaab extremist group targeted non-Muslim civilian workers in Mandera – a town sitting along the Kenya-Somalia border – killing at least thirty-six people. It is the second targeted attack in Mandera following the brutal killing of 28 people on a passenger bus there 10 days ago.Al-Shabaab’s operations have sown terror across Somalia and Kenya in recent years with coordinated attacks against hotels, shopping centres, and other civilian areas.In a statement issued today by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General strongly condemned the violence and expressed his “deep condolences to the families of the deceased and to the people and the Government of Kenya.” “The Secretary-General hopes that those responsible will be brought swiftly to justice,” the statement continued, adding that Mr. Ban reaffirmed the UN’s “full support” in aiding Kenya’s efforts “to fight terrorism and to provide security to the population consistent with international law and Kenya’s human rights obligations.” read more

UN at 70 former envoy and Nobel laureate says Security Council reform

Special Representative Martti Ahtisaari (second right) at the ballot-counting centre at the Windhoek showgrounds in Namibia during the Constituent Assembly election in November 1989. UN Photo/Milton Grant His experience in Namibia “was pivotal in reaching an understanding of the kinds of issues I would come to deal with later on,” and that he realized that “idealism and realism are not mutually exclusive.”“I think idealism means that – I said it in my speech in Oslo when I got the Nobel Peace Prize – that all conflicts can be solved. You have to believe in that,” he said during the interview. He also singles out the problem of growing inequality in his essay, calling it “the most serious challenge of our time,” and noting his happiness that it has been included as a goal in the new 2030 Agenda, which Member States adopted in September to guide their efforts over the next 15 years as they seek to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change.Asked about his hopes for the UN for the next 70 years, Mr. Ahtisaari said that, having worked with five Secretaries-General and approaching his 80th birthday, he was not too keen to play an active role himself. He reiterated his belief though that the UN was “badly needed in the world,” and that the international community should ensure that the Organization becomes even more effective in order to manage the multiple challenges it faces. Mr. Ahtisaari (seated, right) at the Event with the Authors of “The United Nations at 70: Restoration and Renewal,” held at the UN Bookshop. Seated on the left is co-author and architectural critic Carter Wiseman. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe In his essay, Mr. Ahtisaari reflects on his work with the UN, outlining his involvement in both Namibia and Kosovo, and also pondering larger concerns affecting the Organization today. Among them is a subject that Member States have been grappling with for some two decades – Security Council reform.“I have learned from my tasks that cooperation with the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is crucial,” the former envoy writes, noting “There are instances when the permanent members of the Security Council abstain from obstructing the process. Benign abstention can also be a silent contribution to the settlement of a difficult issue.” Speaking to the UN News Centre following the book’s launch at UN Headquarters last month, Mr. Ahtisaari reiterated his belief that the support of the Council’s permanent members is essential to solving crises such as the ongoing tragedy in Syria. “We have looked now at UN reforms and also looked at the Security Council reform,” he said, “and I think it is important that we get new Member States. And our proposal is that we can’t have new permanent members who have a veto right – that will never be accepted by existing ones.” But, he said, the term lengths of temporary members might be continued so that, in effect, they become permanent seats, “as long as the Member States are supporting that particular country there.”He also said that “we could also look for voluntary promises from permanent members that they don’t use their veto in cases where there is a national disaster that needs to be addressed.”In the book, he notes that “crises take many shapes and no two crises are likely to be identical, or even related or comparable,” adding that “what is crucial is establishing a human relationship with the parties and acting in a manner that convinces them of the sincerity of the mediator.” To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN, Rizzoli publishers have released The United Nations at 70: Restoration and Renewal, a book that celebrates in words and photographs both the Organization itself and its landmark headquarters on the eastern edge of midtown Manhattan. The book opens with a foreword by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who looks back on the accomplishments of the UN, and an introductory essay, ‘Personal Reflections on the United Nations at Seventy,’ by Mr. Ahtisaari, who has served the world body in many roles. In 1989, Mr. Ahtisaari went to Namibia as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to lead the UN Transition Assistance Group, and helped pave the way for the country to achieve independence from South Africa. In 2005, he was appointed as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Future Status Process for Kosovo.After his tenure as Finland’s President from 1994-2000, he founded the Crisis Management Initiative, which, among other projects, helped Aceh achieve special autonomy from Indonesia. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 for his work in Namibia, Kosovo and Indonesia. read more

Bye week an unwelcome break for Buckeyes

Sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson (2) carries the ball as senior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) and sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) block during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFollowing back-to-back weeks in which the Ohio State football team amassed 710 and 533 yards on offense, respectively, it might face its biggest challenge yet — another bye week.Just as it seemed the Buckeyes were starting to gain momentum both offensively and defensively, they will now face their second bye week in a month.Coach Urban Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference that the bye week comes at an unfortunate time for the Buckeyes.“I wish we were still playing,” Meyer said. “This is one of those weeks that there’s some momentum, guys are feeling good, so I need to keep that momentum, keep getting better, and get out of this week healthy.”Meyer added that he is treating this bye week slightly different than he normally would, taking practice one day at a time.“I just did a very unique thing. I just did today’s practice and I am going to wait until tomorrow to do tomorrow’s,” Meyer said. “I am going to see how we go today. We do have a little more dings — not injuries but just guys are beat up a little bit.”The bye week comes after sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott posted his best two games of the season — and of his career — as he rushed for back-to-back 100-plus-yard games for the first time since he arrived at OSU.Elliott said he agreed with Meyer about the off week.“I do wish we were playing this week,” Elliott said following the 52-24 win over Maryland on Saturday. “But we will take another week to get it all together, keep it rolling and get better.”Not only was Elliott starting to hit his stride, but redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was beginning to impress as he totaled eight touchdown passes compared to zero interceptions in his last two games against Cincinnati and Maryland.Barrett said following the win against the Terrapins that he, along with the entire offense, is gaining confidence each week.“I feel like with the things that the defense present to us, we just take advantage of that. We just try to be prepared for anything and everything and so we just have to do a good job of executing,” Barrett said. “As far as myself, I’m just trying to get better during the week and not wait until gameday to just react to everything. I learn the defense on Tuesday and Wednesday so come Saturday I can have that confidence and go out and play.”Meyer said after the win against Maryland that he has been impressed with not only Barrett, but multiple players on the offensive side of the ball.“J.T. Barrett is playing very well and the big thing is we can still get better. The guys playing around him are pretty good too,” Meyer said. “There’s a lot of confidence when you start rotating six receivers in there and they are all quality guys.Meyer added that moving forward, his Buckeyes will have to keep up their intensity, especially during the bye week.“The road is just getting tougher and tougher. We are just worried about getting better this week,” he said after defeating the Terrapins. “It’s a bye week, I wish we were playing another one next week, our whole team wishes we (were) playing. I’m going to just give them as many game reps as I can to show maturity.”Following the bye week, the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

Prince William and Harry to do their duty to Diana by standing

first_imgDiana, Princess of Wales with Prince William, right, and Prince Harry outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle The Royal Family walk behind Diana’s coffin The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has urged broadcasters to treat religion seriously It follows a plea from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Rev Justin Welby, last year for broadcasters to treat religion with “the same seriousness” that it treats politics, economics or drama. BBC broadcaster Roger Bolton, writing in a piece entitled”Why isn’t the BBC taking religion seriously”, has previously argued: “How can young people and immigrants to this country understand the UK without learning of the crucial role Christianity has played in the formation of its political structures and culture?” The Royal Family walk behind Diana's coffin Claudia Winkleman hosts a makeover show “It was beautiful at the same time, and it was amazing, now looking back at it, it was amazing that our mother had such a huge effect on so many people.”When you’re that young and something like that happens to you I think it’s lodged in here, there, wherever – in your heart, in your head and it stays there for a very very long time. “I think it’s never going to be easy for the two of us to talk about our mother, but 20 years on seems like a good time to remind people of the difference that she made not just to the Royal Family but also to the world.” Nigella Lawson Nigella Lawson “I think an element of it is feeling like we let her down when we were younger. We couldn’t protect her. “We feel we at least owe her 20 years on to stand up for her name and remind everybody of the character and person that she was. Do our duties as sons in protecting her.”Prince Harry added: “When she died there was such an outpour of emotion and love which was quite, which was shocking. Diana and her sons in 1995 Claudia Winkleman hosts a makeover show Lucy Worsley A spokesman said of the show, announced last night as part of the BBC’s news Factual season: “From opening fetes to marrying local couples, vicars are knitted into the fabric of country life, acting as a pillar of support in times of crisis and personal sorrow.”Other shows include Earth from Space, broadcasting images of the planet from cameras in orbit, a makeover show hosted by Claudia Winkleman, and a documentary following  Miriam Margolyes around Middle America to explore its politics. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has urged broadcasters to treat religion seriously The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to speak for the first time in detail about the moment they heard news of their mother’s death, saying they feel it is their duty to share what really happened to protect her memory.The brothers, who were 15 and 12 when Diana, Princess of Wales died, will speak candidly about the week following the Paris car crash, for a 90-minute documentary on the BBC.In a clip of the show broadcast at a BBC reception, the Duke said they had wanted to take part after feeling they had let her down by failing to protect her in life. “Part of the reason why Harry and I want to do this is because we feel we owe it to her,” he said. Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince William, right, and Prince Harry outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle In programmes designed to appeal to older audiences, a new cohort of famous senior citizens will return to the Real Marigold Hotel, and notable public figures will debate “Britain’s Greatest Invention”.Nigella Lawson returns with a new at-home cookery show, and Anne Robinson explores the nation’s views on abortion. A series of programmes will tell the story of the Partition of India on its 70th anniversary.In an unusual commission for BBC Four, Lucy Worsley will host a recreation of a fireworks display designed for Elizabeth I. The programme, announced last night as part of the BBC’s new factual season, will “tell the inside story of the tumultuous and unprecedented week that followed the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and explore how she came to have such an extraordinary effect on the nation and people around the world”, a spokesman said.It joins a season of factual programming ranging from the real life of vicars to fireworks seen by Elizabeth I.The BBC announced its coming documentaries will include a six-part show, A Vicar’s Life, described as a “ heart-warming, observational series” showing life “at the heart of the rural community”. Lucy Worsley Diana and her sons in 1995 Alison Kirkham, controller of factual commissioning at the BBC, said: “Count on us to provide a place for difficult issues and joyous passions to sit beside each other; to embrace complexity and authorship; and to take creative risks and back specialism.“There are programmes that open our eyes to the world, that show us what has never been seen and take us to places we have never been . . . and that entertain and inspire us.“But there are also commissions that interrogate some of the big issues facing our society today  . . . programmes which will be bold enough to ask challenging questions, spark tough debate and target real change.”   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

UG Trojans edge Rose Hall Jammers …preparing for University Basketball Games

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDC Jammers basketball team to tip-off Goodwill tour this weekend in GuyanaMay 18, 2016In “Sports”Ravens, Guardians grab wins in “King of the Hard Court” tournamentMay 7, 2015In “Sports”GTT/GRFU 15s Rugby League…UG down HornetsFebruary 17, 2016In “latest news” The victorious TrojanIn their bid to defend their title at the University Games in Colombia in May 2019, the UG Trojans have started off on a winning note as they defeated the Rose Hall Jammers 68-65 yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch, Avenue.The first time the Trojans came face to face with the Jammers they won 67-66, as the Jammers lost by a mere one point in New Amsterdam. Having lost the first game, the Jammers came to Georgetown aiming to correct their wrongs and upset the Trojans on home turf. However lady luck was not on their side as they came close to grasping victory just before it was snatched right out of their hands. The match took off in an emphatic manner, as the Rose Hall team played with spunk in the opening periods of the matchup, and took the lead 18-16 in the first period. Despite the two-point lead, the Trojans returned and took the lead 12-10 in the second period, but they still needed a sufficient lead as both sides were tied 28-28 half way through the game.Things then took a drastic turn as the Trojans wobbled in the third period of the game as the Jammers accelerated, crushing them 25-7 in the third quarter and leaving the Warren Wilson-led side with a mammoth task before them as the score now read 53-35.For the Trojans, it was do-or-die, as they needed the win to boost their confidence in preparation for the University Games.But things changed in the blink of an eye, as the Trojans put their feet to the pedal and brought about a comeback, as the Jammers played lackadaisically and gave away many opportunities, forcing the Rose Hall side to switch from offence to defence without warning. The Trojans won the final period 33-12 to win the game 68-65, all thanks to the patient scoring of Jonathan Mangru, who led the way with 11 points to culminate the night.Speaking with Guyana Times Sport coach of the Trojans said, “Although the games we won, it really highlighted a lot of our shortcomings. As a team, in terms of chemistry, we really heed to put in a lot more work there.Also we need work in our bench support, our total bench support, and also my own shortcomings with the management of the players on the court and the bench, but I am looking forward to our next game, which is on February 2nd in Kwakwani”. read more

KIF Kolding lose Hundstrup for three months Kim Andersson banned for two

anderssonhundstrupkifKIF Koldingskjern ← Previous Story Hapoel Rishon Le Zion sign new goalkeeper Next Story → Jordi Ribera and Brazils “16” for the Spain 2013 Championship The game against Skjern which KIF Kolding won cost them dearly. The left-wing of the team Stefan Hundstrup has been injured, and after a succesfull operation on his achilles tendon he will be out for around 3 months. In the same game Kim Andersson received a red card, and this will mean a two-game ban in the Danish league, decided the Danish disciplinary commission. He will miss the games against Nordsjaelland and Aalborg.KIF Kolding stopped Skjern’s six-game winning streak and are now two points clear ahead of rivals Bjerringbro-Silkeborg on the table.

LiPad 3 affichera bien en 2048 x 1536 pixels

first_imgL’iPad 3 affichera bien en 2048 x 1536 pixelsSelon les sites iFixit et MacRumors, l’iPad 3 d’Apple devrait bien être équipé d’un écran Retina affichant en résolution 1536X2048 pixels. L’appareil sera présenté lors de la prochaine keynote d’Apple, le 7 mars prochain.Le site web iFixit a publié une vidéo en ligne qui vient confirmer que l’iPad 3 sera doté d’un écran Retina affichant en 1536X2048 pixels ! L’iPad de troisième génération sera présenté lors de la keynote de Tim Cook, le 7 mars prochain. En effet, nos confrères de MacRumors possèdent un exemplaire de l’écran qui équipera la nouvelle tablette tactile d’Apple et ont demandé au site iFixit de tester cette dalle. Ce dernier a donc confirmé qu’il s’agissait là de l’écran que l’on retrouverait sur les iPad 3 d’Apple.L’écran, bien qu’incompatible avec les composants de l’iPad 2, serait bien capable d’afficher en très haute résolution 2048×1536 pixels, comme annoncé. Ce qui signifie que la densité de pixels proposée sur l’iPad 3 sera quatre fois supérieure à celle de l’iPad 2. Il s’agira donc bien d’un nouveau bond en avant de la part d’Apple, qui garde son avance sur la concurrence. Le 25 février 2012 à 21:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Shinsuke Nakamura doesnt wrestle in Japan Adam PearceRevival added to Hall of

first_img As reported earlier, Shinsuke Nakamura did not wrestle at today’s WWE live event in Tokyo, Japan. Nakamura was scheduled to face WWE Champion AJ Styles heading into the show.Nakamura, who suffered a bite to his leg from a police dog in Bakersfield earlier this week, was also forced to miss Smackdown Live as a result of the injury as well.https://twitter.com/AJstylesfan_OMG/status/1012735106581127169صور | ظهر النجم الياباني المصاب شينسوكي ناكامورا على عكاز في عرض #WWETokyo المحلي بمدينة طوكيو اليابانية ليتحدث للجماهير الحاضرة..#اكاديمية_المصارعة #ShinsukeNakamura pic.twitter.com/ELz0DhkHEf— اكاديمية المصارعة ™ (@wrestling_ac) June 29, 2018Adam Pearce/Revival added to Hall of Fame WeekendKyle Klingman passed along the following.WWE’s The Revival®, Adam Pearce added to 20th anniversary HOF induction weekendWATERLOO, Iowa—The biggest weekend of the year at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum just got bigger. WWE® Superstars Dash Wilder™ and Scott Dawson™ will attend the Impact Pro Wrestling show on Friday, July 27. Adam Pearce, a five-time NWA champion and current producer for WWE, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the induction banquet on Saturday, July 28.They join a long list of inductees and luminaries already scheduled to appear:Dash Wilder: WWE Superstar and half of the tag team The RevivalScott Dawson: WWE Superstar and half of the tag team The RevivalAdam Pearce: Five-time NWA World champion; current WWE producerBooker T: Six-time World Champion, WWE commentatorQueen Sharmell: Former WWE and TNA Superstar and Nitro GirlRoad Warrior Animal: AWA, NWA, and WWE World Tag Team ChampionGerry Brisco: WWE Hall of Famer, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, NWA World tag team champion and longtime WWE talent scoutWes Brisco: Former TNA Impact superstar and son of WWE® Hall of Famer Gerry BriscoB. Brian Blair: Cauliflower Alley Club president and half of the tag team “The Killer Bees”Larry “The Axe” Hennig: Former AWA World tag team champion, father of “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and grandfather of WWE Superstar CurtisAustin Aries: Multiple time world champion for ROH and TNA, independent wrestling superstarDan Severn: NWA World champion and UFC World championStan Hansen: AWA World Champion and All Japan Triple Crown championNikita Koloff: NWA US champion and NWA World tag team championTony Garea: Five-time WWF World Tag Team championBen Askren: Two-time NCAA champion, Bellator and ONE championJJ Dillon: leader of the legendary Four HorsemenRob Schamberger: WWE artist in residenceBrian Cage: FSW champion, PWG Tag team championColt Cabana: NWA World champion and independent wrestling superstar, host of “The Art of Wrestling” podcastBen Brown: WWE archivistD J Z/Zema Ion: TNA X Division championBob Holly: Former WWE Tag Team champion and Hardcore champion; 15-year WWE veteranCowboy Bob Orton: Part of the main event of the first ever Wrestlemania, father of Randy OrtonCharlie Thesz: Widow of Hall of Fame namesake Lou TheszBarbara Goodish: Widow of Bruiser BrodyBill Murdock: 2007 Lou Thesz Award winnerJason Sanderson: 2008 Lou Thesz Award winnerKoji Miyamoto: Japanese wrestling historianWade Keller: Pro Wrestling Torch founderBruce Mitchell: Wrestling historian and Pro Wrestling Torch columnistHart Family: Ross, Bruce, Diana, and Harry SmithThe George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame inductions are on July 26-28 in Waterloo, Iowa.All-Access Passes are still available for $130. Contact the Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or dgmstaff@nwhof.org to order.All-Access Passes allow attendees an opportunity to attend all events from Thursday through Saturday, including a ticket to the Hall of Fame Banquet, Thursday social with meal and drinks, a ringside seat to both Impact Pro Wrestling shows on Friday, access to The Torch live podcast, access to an exclusive panel discussion featuring the Hart Family, invitation to the celebrity social at Screaming Eagle, early admission into the museum Saturday, and preferred access at the autograph signing.There are also events that are limited to All-Access Pass Holders and distinguished guests.The Gable Museum is also offering an all-access pass and a three-night hotel stay package from July 26-29 at the Ramada Inn for $355. This includes two breakfast buffets each morning.All-inclusive Hall of Fame packages and all-access passes must be pre-ordered by contacting the Dan Gable Museum at dgmstaff@nwhof.org, calling (319) 233-0745Keep up to date with the latest Hall of Fame information by clicking here.Anyone interested in becoming a Lifetime Member should contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at dgmstaff@nwhof.org (319) 233-0745.Dan Severn and Owen Hart have been selected for induction into the 2018 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Award winners are Booker T (Lou Thesz Award), Bruiser Brody (Frank Gotch Award), Ben Askren (George Tragos Award) and Koji Miyamoto (Jim Melby Award).Impact Pro Wrestling will host the Hall of Fame Classic for the second consecutive year. This year’s tournament first round matches are Bob Holly vs. Colt Cabana, Austin Aries vs. IPW rep to be determined, Brian Cage vs. Curt Stallion, and Air Wolf vs. D J Z.This one-day tournament begins on Friday, July 27 at 1 p.m. The finals take place during the evening Impact Pro Wrestling show starting at 6:30 p.m.There will also be a talent evaluation for active wrestlers, referees, and managers with current WWE scout Gerry Brisco and JJ Dillon. E-mail Troy Peterson, owner of Impact Pro Wrestling, for more information on how to take part: wresshow@yahoo.com.George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Weekend ScheduleAll weekend: Hall of Fame “Digital scavenger-hunt”. This will be a fun, first-time, event that will engage attendees in a new way.All weekend: 16-person WWE 2K17 video game tournament at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.All weekend: Pro Wrestling “Royal Rumble” pinball machine competition.Thursday, July 265 p.m. – Jason Sanderson social and kick-off event at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for HOF Inductees and All-Access Pass Holders. Includes food and beverage. (All-access pass holders and distinguished guests only).7:30 p.m. – Pro wrestling trivia hosted by BCP Live at Ramada.9:30 p.m. – “Open Mike” with Mike Johnson featuring pro wrestling attendees at Ramada Inn.Friday, July 279 a.m. – National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum opens.9:30 a.m. – Registration for pro wrestling evaluation at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.10 a.m. – First time available to the public, vintage footage featuring JJ Dillon, Jack Brisco, Gerry Brisco and others played in the theater at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.11:30 a.m. – Pro Wrestling Evaluation with Gerry Brisco and JJ Dillon at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Open to All-Access Pass Holders.1 p.m. – Hall of Fame Classic. Eight-person Tournament with the first round held at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center and finals held at IPW show in the evening. Tickets for the evaluation, Hall of Fame Classic, and IPW show can be purchased for $35 or general admission for $25.2:30 p.m. – Hall of Fame podcast with Wade Keller and Bruce Mitchell of PW Torch at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. No charge for all-access pass holders; $10 for general public.4 p.m. – Vendors open up in the lobby of Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center prior to opening of Impact Pro Wrestling show.5:30 p.m. – Doors open to Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.6:30 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show starts at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Ringside ticket included for All-Access Pass Holders. (Tickets are $25 for Ringside and $15 for General Admission for non-Pass Holders.10 p.m. to 1 a.m. – After Party for All-Access Pass Holders and distinguished guests at Screaming Eagle. Free shuttles available from the Ramada to The Screaming Eagle.Saturday, July 289 a.m. – Lifetime Members Only – Lifetime Members breakfast at Ramada Inn and tour of the room where the National Wrestling Alliance was formed 70 years prior with five-time NWA champion Adam Pearce.10 a.m. – Doors open to National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for all-access pass holders. Vendor booths open.10 a.m. – Pro Wrestling Iowa Podcast in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum conference room.11 a.m. – Tribute to Owen Hart with the Hart family for All-Access Pass holders only.Noon – Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum to general public ($10 Admission for non-Pass Holders).Noon – Memories of Bruiser Brody panel discussion at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum with Barbara Goodish, Stan Hansen, Herb Simmons, and Tony Garea hosted by Midnight Guthrie.Noon – Facebook Live independent pro wrestling showcase with Mike Johnson at National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.1:30 p.m. – Photo op with Class of 2018 and professional wrestling legends in the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame wing. All-Access pass holders enter first.2 p.m. – Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. All-Access Pass Holders enter first. $20 Admission for non-Pass Holders required (most individual signers will charge).5 p.m. – Hall of Fame Reception at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.6 p.m. – Induction Banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.7 p.m. – Induction Ceremony at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center with Adam Pearce as master of ceremonies. All-Access Pass includes banquet ticket. Banquet Tickets are $60 per ticket for non-Pass Holders.9:30 p.m. – Informal gathering at Single Speed Brewery. Google+ Facebook Impact World Champion Brian Cage undergoing stem cell treatment for injured back WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fenix suffers leg injury at independent show, AEW All Out Ladder Match may be in jeopardy Twitterlast_img read more

Miami Heat players spread holiday cheer at Holtz Childrens Hospital

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The Miami Heat made a hospital visit for the holidays.Several players stopped by Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami, Monday.The ballers went room to room checking on young patients, giving them gifts and bringing them a little holiday joy.“There’s something bigger than just giving out gifts for the holidays, just our presence and being here and showing love and support for the people is sometimes the best gift you can give,” said Miami Heat player Udonis Haslem.More than 5,000 toys were donated through the team’s toy drive to give to the special kids.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Get Your Nap On With This Japanese Sleep Cafe

first_img How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan Stay on target Don’t feel like you ever get enough sleep? You’re not alone. We could all use a little more shuteye, especially with all the business we have to take care of from day to day as well as daily drama. That might be the idea behind this Japanese sleep cafe, which lets you take a nap in a $9,000 bed, sip coffee, and take in romantic mood lighting. In short, we kind of want to be there right now.A collaboration between Nescafe and France Bed is culminating in a limited time sleep cafe to help celebrate World Sleep Day, which is held the Friday before the March Equinox each year. It’s currently set up shop in Nescafe Harajuku, which is now a romantically-lit, dim cafe with ten electronic reclining beds from France Bed meant for customers to try out. They’re extremely comfortable-looking beds, and you can snuggle up and try them out while in the cafe.Each bed plays host to a Philips Hue light that you can control with your smartphone as well as a Sony Hi-Res Walkman and headphone set that helps you drift off to sleep. However, you must order one cup of coffee or food item from the Nescafe menu. You’ll also be given a free decaf cup of coffee before sleeping, and a cup of regular coffee before leaving and going back out into the real world.AdChoices广告The Nescafe x France Bed Sleep Cafe is going to be held until March 26, so there are a few days left to check it out if you’re in Harajuku. You can sleep all you want before the cafe goes away, but you’d better hurry and get to the cafe before it closes down! Don’t blink, or you might miss it. Or more accurately, don’t fall asleep on this promotion!last_img read more

Ranveer Singh honoured to do Bajirao Mastani

first_imgActor Ranveer Singh says it is an honour to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, a love story of Maratha Empire’s Peshwa Baji Rao-I and his second wife Mastani. The film will see actress Deepika Padukone in the role of Mastani, while Ranveer’s Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Priyanka Chopra will play Kashibai, Baji Rao’s first wife.The 30-year-old actor on Tuesday took to Twitter to express his feelings about portraying the Peshwa, whose 315th birth anniversary falls on Tuesday. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“It’s Peshwa Bajiraos 315th birth anniversary today. Such an honour to be a part of the telling of His love-story ….#HappyBirthdayBajirao,” Ranveer posted.He also shared a still from the film, which saw him in his on-screen character, riding a horse with a sword in his hand.Bajirao Mastani will clash with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dilwale on the box-office this December 18.last_img read more