49ers record may match Raiders but this regime staying intact

first_imgSANTA CLARA — On one side of the bay, the Raiders followed Sunday’s rare win by firing their general manager. At 49ers headquarters, their second-year regime looks entrenched, even though coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch preside over a 3-10 record that mirrors the Raiders’.Jed York, the 49ers CEO, gave Shanahan and Lynch a not-so-subtle endorsement amid an emotional and powerful speech in the locker room after Sunday’s 20-14 win, a speech that honored York’s younger brother, …last_img read more

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Warriors-Blazers schedule: NBA playoffs 2019

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors will meet the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA’s Western Conference finals, starting Tuesday.Game time is 6 p.m. Pacific for all games.Game 1: Tuesday, May 14, in OaklandGame 2: Thursday, May 16, in OaklandGame 3: Saturday, May 18, in PortlandGame 4: Monday, May 20, in PortlandGame 5*: Wednesday, May 22, in OaklandGame 6*: Friday, May 24, in PortlandGame 7*: Sunday, May 26, in Oakland*if necessaryIn the Eastern Conference final, the Toronto Raptors will …last_img read more

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World record relay gold for Team SA

first_img6 September 2012Team South Africa’s 4 by 100 metres T42/46 relay team blitzed their opposition at the London Paralympic Games on Wednesday evening to win gold in world record time.The combination of Samkelo Radebe, Zivan Smith, Arnu Fourie and Oscar Pistorius improved on the world record with a superb time of 41.78 seconds.“It’s the most amazing experience for all of us,” Pistorius told reporters after the race.“We’ve been practising over the last two days. We’re all professional and have a job to do.‘We smashed that world record’“We smashed that world record. Each guy here did his job,” Pistorius said. “I said to the guys to stay calm and focused.”After Brazil and the USA were disqualified for changeover infractions, China claimed the silver medal. They ran a regional record time, but their 42.98 was some way behind the winning South African quartet. Third went to Germany in 45.23.Pistorius and Fourie were also in action in the heats of the T44 100 metres on Wednesday evening. Pistorius won his race in 11.18 seconds to qualify for the final, while Fourie also won his heat in 11.29 seconds to advance.The fastest qualifying time, however, went to Jonnie Peacock, who equalled the Paralympic record of 11.08 seconds. In the same heat, 200m winner, Alan Oliviera finished third in 11.56 to secure a spot in the final.Pistorius won the event in the Beijing Paralympics four years ago, while Fourie placed fourth, but a number of runners in the Thursday’s final own better personal bests than the pair, so the competition is going to be stiff.World record for bronze!Dyan Buis excelled in the men’s F37/38 long jump, equalling the F38 world record with a best leap of 6.48 metres. That was, however, good for a bronze medal only.With the event hosting two classes of disability, the results are decided on a points system. Therefore the 6.31m jump by Gocha Khugaev of Russia, which was a world record in the F37 class, was good for the gold medal, while Yuxi Ma of China’s 6.26m regional record won him a silver medal.In the same event, another South African, Andrea Dalle Ave, set a regional record of 6.02m in the F37 class, while Union Sekailwe, the winner of the bronze medal in the men’s T38 400m, finished in 10th place.Qualified for finalTeboho Mokgalagadi qualified for the final of the men’s 200m in the T35 class after running a personal best of 27.37 seconds. He previously won the event at the Athens Paralympics, but it wasn’t run at the Beijing Games of 2008.Zanele Situ, the winner of javelin gold in Sydney and Athens, narrowly missed out on a medal this time around in the women’s F54/55/56 class. She finished fourth behind China’s Liwan Yang, Tunisia’s Hania Aidi and Martina Willing of Germany.SwimmingIn the swimming pool, Tadhg Slattery, who first competed in the Paralympics 20 years ago in Barcelona in 1992, placed fifth in the men’s 100 metres breaststroke in the SB5 class.He had previously won the event in 1992 and 2004 and finished runner-up in it in 1996 and 2000. He won bronze in Beijing in 2008.Natalie du Toit was unsuccessful in her defence of the 50m freestyle S9 title, finishing seventh in the final in 29.84. China’s Ping Lin snatched gold in a Paralympic record of 29.12, with Louise Watkin of Britain second in 29.21 and Ellie Cole of Australia third in an Oceania record of 29.28.Kevin Paul finished seventh in the final of the men’s 400m freestyle in the S10 class despite swimming an African record of 4:16.46, while Shireen Sapiro placed eighth in the final of the women’s 400m S10.CyclingIn cycling, time trial events were held. Ernst van Dyk placed fifth in the men’s H4 class in a race won by former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi, who lost both his legs in a racing accident in 2001.Stuart McCreadie was seventh in the H2 class, Gerhard Viljoen finished in the same position in the mixed H1-2 class, Jaco Nel placed 12th in the men’s in the C2 class, and Roxanne Burns was sixth in the women’s C4 class.The South African men’s wheelchair basketball team finished in twelfth and last place after a heavy 83-36 defeat at the hands of Colombia.MedalsSouth Africa ended Wednesday in 21st place on the medal table with four gold, five silver and eight bronze medals.China’s domination at the top of the table continued. By competition’s end on Wednesday, the country had won 60 gold, 50 silver and 49 bronze medals, bringing its total to 159 medals.Russia (28, 25, 20, 73) has moved up to second place, dropping hosts, Great Britain (25, 36, 31, 92) to third place and second on medal count.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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South Africa marks monuments day

first_img20 April 2016South Africa’s Freedom Park joined the world in commemorating International Day of Monuments and Sites on 18 April.Endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) was enshrined in 1964. Its role is to lead the conservation and protection of cultural heritage sites.This year the theme of the day was “The Heritage of Sport” because “sports have developed from the origin of humankind onwards and have left testimonies to the diversity of installations and facilities related to their practice, many of them bearing values related to the development of architecture, art and techniques”, said Mechtild Rossler, the director of Unesco’s World Heritage Centre.Sport was also a tool that helped nation building and to unite people, noted Freedom Park.“The 18th of April is a day which finds its purpose of having a reflexive ambience of cultural heritage worldwide,” reads the Freedom Park website. “Furthermore, sport has been a strong activity which has successfully aligned itself towards nation building and gives a platform for all cultural diversity to partake in.”Freedom Park, alongside the Department of Basic Education, the City of Tshwane and Lucas Moripe Foundation got learners involved by asking 10 schools to conduct presentations through speech and prose, to demonstrate the role of cultural heritage institutions and how to conserve them.Watch this to find out more about Freedom Park:Source: South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

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Girl burnt alive for resisting molestation bid in U.P.

first_imgAn eighteen-year-old girl was allegedly burnt alive in Ganeshpur area of Bareilly town in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The victim succumbed to her injuries at a district hospital on Monday night.According to the girl’s father Noniram, his neighbour Hariom had allegedly eve-teased his daughter on Sunday. His daughter had complained about the eve-teasing to Mr. Hariom’s sister Lakshmi.Mr. Hariom barged into the house on Monday during his absence and tried to rape his daughter, Mr. Noniram said. When his daughter resisted it, Mr. Hariom allegedly poured kerosene, set her on fire and fled from the scene. The victim was immediately rushed to a local hospital. As she suffered from over 90% burns, she succumbed to her injuries late Monday night. The local police had filed a case on the basis of Mr. Noniram’s complaint.last_img read more

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Dutch cable operator Ziggo has completed the acqui

first_imgDutch cable operator Ziggo has completed the acquisition of business services telco Esprit Telecom following approval by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).According to Ziggo, the acquisition will help it expand its services for the business market. Esprit is active in the small and medium enterprise market in the Netherlands. The acquisition also includes Zoranet, an information and communication technology specialist that focuses on the retail sector.last_img

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Olivier Barberot Globecast has completed a company

first_imgOlivier BarberotGlobecast has completed a company-wide reorganisation, in a bid to “enhance its position as a fully integrated media solutions provider.”Globecast said the changes will allow it to operate in a unified manner across all its territories and address the changing needs of its customers.Powered by the launch of ‘Media Factories’ around the world, Globecast said aims to deliver an end-to-end solution offering – moving from an independent teleport operator and satellite services provider to an integrated, global media solutions company.“Globecast has expanded tremendously since its inception, and seen enormous success with its satellite and fibre services. We have listened to our customers and closely examined the next phase of our development using their responses and our market expertise,” said Globecast CEO, Olivier Barberot.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet DERRY City and Strabane District Council has announced that TV sports channel Eurosport is to cover this month’s Cycling Ireland National Road Championships later this month.The council says Eurosport will broadcast a highlights programme of the championships as cyclists race around the city.Foyle Cycling Club are already gearing up for the arrival of the very best cyclists in Ireland to Derry for the championships. Race Director Chris McElhinney of the promoting Foyle CC said: “This is a defining moment for our club and for the history of road racing in the North West. “We are greatly honoured and everyone in the club and the wider community are committed to putting on the best possible show for the TV cameras and for all the visitors who will come to cheer on the riders.“We are very grateful for the assistance of Derry City and Strabane District Council in helping to make this event possible and we look forward to a great festival of cycling in the region in June.”The action gets under way on Thursday, 27th June with the time trial, a solo race against the clock. The riders in all categories will use the 36km course laid out on a traditional ‘out and back’ format starting and finishing near Speenoge, Burt, Co Donegal.The road race action begins on Saturday afternoon with the Women’s Elite race and the men’s junior events utilising the 20.29km circuit beginning and ending in heart of Derry.It’s a challenging route for the riders with plenty of climbing in and out of the city in the multi-lap races. Subject to confirmation, the women’s elite race will be four laps of circuit with the men’s field set for a five-lap race on Sunday morning.All the road races will culminate with a final race to finish line on Shipquay street in the heart of Derry where the champions of Ireland will be crowned.The route was designed by Foyle CC chairperson and top local-based racer Ronan McLaughlin who was keen to create a ‘classics’ course that would make the most of the local topography to provide a memorable challenge for riders. “We wanted to bring the ‘nationals’ to the heart of Derry and we’re grateful to Derry City and Strabane District Council for their help in making this possible.“It’s a circuit that is certainly challenging and I feel riders all over Ireland and beyond will be excited by the prospect of riding a course that is a true test of road racing ability. “The winning riders will have earned their reward on a course that reflects the character of a true ‘classic’. There are no free medals on this course.”Speaking of the decision to award the 2019 National Road Championships to Foyle CC, Cycling Ireland Events Officer Garry Nugent said:“Foyle CC made a very strong submission to hold the Cycling Ireland National Road Championships for 2019 and we were delighted to award the event to one of our hardest working and most progressive clubs.“I know the area will provide an epic backdrop to what we believe will be a worthy challenge for riders in our flagship road event and we wish competitors and organisers the very best for a successful event.”Road Race Course: https://www.strava.com/routes/17307068Time Trial Course: https://www.strava.com/routes/18603958Eurosport to cover Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in Derry was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: The three-day festival of racing draws the very best Irish racers from at home and abroad for a series of solo time trials on Thursday, June 27, followed by the road race action on Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th.International full time professionals will do battle with top locally-based amateurs for the title of national champion and the right to wear the coveted shamrocks on their jersey for the next 12 months.Reigning elite road champions Eve McCrystal and Conor Dunne have signalled their intention to defend their respective road race titles in June and the promoting Foyle CC club are expecting that much of the foreign-based contingent of riders will return for the event.The women’s and men’s elite road races will be filmed for a highlights TV programme to be broadcast in the week after the event. City of DerryConor DunneDerry and Strabane CouncilEurosport to cover Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in DerryEve McCrystalFOYLE CYCLING CLUBlast_img read more

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