CWG: Indian wrestlers Ravinder, Sanjay, Anil bag 3 gold medals

first_imgIndian wrestlers on Tuesday did the nation proud by winning three gold medals in the Greco-Roman category at the Commonwealth Games. India’s Ravinder Singh makes a victory run after beating Terence Christopher Bosson of England (Red) to win gold in 60kg Greco Roman wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Tuesday.While Ravinder Singh won the gold in the 60 kg Greco-Roman category, Sanjay Singh and Anil Kumar clinched the gold in the 74 kg and 96 kg segments respectively.ALSO SEE: India opens Games with a bang | Indian shooters win 2 gold medals Ravinder defeated UK’s Terence Christopher 2-0, 7-0 while Sanjay beat Richard Brian Addinall of South Africa 1-0, 1-0. Anil defeated Australia’s Hassene Fkiri to win the gold.last_img read more

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Serena Williams shooting for Slam history

first_imgSerena’s 2017 triumph Down Under gave her the outright Open-era record for singles majors ahead of Steffi Graf’s 22, leaving only Court’s tally of 24 titles — 13 of which were earned in the amateur era before 1968 — for her to chase.Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki admitted Serena, already hailed by many as the greatest of all time, was an unknown quantity in Melbourne after sitting out the end of the 2018 season following the US Open blow-up.“I haven’t seen her play a match, so I don’t really know,” Wozniacki responded when quizzed about the American’s form. The Danish third seed preferred to concentrate on her own prospects, dismissing concerns health problems were affecting her game.Painful lossADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? While the 21-year-old has appeared level-headed since her breakthrough at Flushing Meadows, she said she was still getting used to the spotlight.“For me one of my biggest goals is to be more mature, like to mature as a person,” the fourth seed said.“I feel like in a way I am, but in other parts I’m very, like, three years old mentality, you know? I feel like just levelling that out is one of my biggest goals I had during the off-season.”Local hopes will rest on Ashleigh Barty after the 22-year-old Queenslander went on a seven-match winning streak before losing the final of the Sydney International to Czech Petra Kvitova on Saturday.Maria Sharapova has failed to impress since returning from a doping ban and, now ranked 30, is looking some way from the player who won five Grand Slams. Two-time major champion and former number one Garbine Muguruza was another who had an injury-blighted 2018 which saw her drop out of the top 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next She achieved a career milestone last year to claim her maiden Grand Slam at Melbourne Park, but also revealed she was suffering the debilitating auto-immune condition rheumatoid arthritis.But the 28-year-old insisted she was managing her illness and was relishing the prospect of defending her crown.“All I can say is that I feel good. I feel like I’m hitting the ball well,” she said.Wozniacki’s vanquished opponent in last year’s final, Simona Halep, arrives in Australia with the world number one ranking and her confidence overflowing after winning the French Open.The Romanian said she was untroubled by the back injury that curtailed her 2018 season and was mentally stronger as a result of last year’s loss in the decider.“I didn’t want to think that much about that match because it was really painful to lose it, but I learned some things from that match,” she said.“Now I know how to manage better if that happens again.”Mature OsakaSecond-ranked Angelique Kerber has already indicated her priority for 2019 will be the French Open, the only Slam to elude the 30-year-old German in her career.Osaka is the leading contender among the younger generation of players, warming up for Melbourne by making the semi-finals of the Brisbane International. LATEST STORIES Kelly Oubre, Deandre Ayton lead Suns past West-leading Nuggets TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her Women’s Singles finals match against Naomi Osaka of Japan on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPSerena Williams has adopted a low profile ahead of the Australian Open, but rival players admit the American’s shadow looms large in Melbourne as she eyes a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown.Williams won her 23rd title and seventh at Melbourne Park while eight weeks pregnant two years ago, and now attempts to match Margaret Court’s mark of 24 singles majors on the Australian’s home soil.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The 37-year-old’s last outing on tour was her meltdown in losing the US Open final to Naomi Osaka in September and she enters the season-opening Slam as the 16th seed.Yet she has proved in the past that such numbers mean little to her and Osaka said most in the locker room believed the veteran remains the one to beat in Melbourne.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m pretty sure (that’s the case),” said the Japanese star.“But there’s a group of players that I think everyone thinks is very difficult to play against, especially in Grand Slams,” Osaka added. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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‘Complete rubbish’ – Football Leaks claims slammed by Al-Khelaifi

first_imgParis Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has dismissed allegations made against the club in light of documents released by whistleblowers Football Leaks.The Ligue 1 champions issued a forthright denial last week following claims made via Mediapart that they engaged in a fraudulent attempt to avoid severe Financial Fair Play (FFP) punishments from UEFA.PSG and Manchester City reached settlements with the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) in May 2014 following respective breaches. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The club statement insisted PSG “always acted in absolute compliance with the laws and regulations issued by sports institutions” and Al-Khelaifi told RMC Sport in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw against Napoli that he was more concerned with Sunday’s top-flight clash against Monaco.”Honestly, I do not look at that,” he said, when asked about the Football Leaks revelations. “It’s complete rubbish. Winning our next games is the most important.”PSG’s quest for victory against Napoli was hindered as contentious refereeing decisions went against them and Al-Khelaifi is pleased UEFA will introduce the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in its flagship competition next season .Jose Callejon appeared to be offside in the build-up to the incident that saw Napoli awarded a 62nd-minute penalty, from which Lorenzo Insigne cancelled out Juan Bernat’s first-half goal.Bernat also felt he should have had a penalty and Al-Khelaifi added: “We will have to win our last two games to qualify. Of course there is, there is certainly a penalty.”But we will accept. VAR is needed as quickly as possible. We lost two points for two errors of the referee.”Napoli are top of Group C but level on six points with Liverpool, with PSG a point further back with two rounds of fixtures remaining.PSG host Jurgen Klopp’s side on November 28 in a key game in the context of the group and Al-Khelaifi has backed Thomas Tuchel’s side to prevail.”Now we will play against Liverpool at home, it will be a great match,” he added. “We have to focus on it. “The coach is doing a very good job, I am very happy. We had no luck tonight. We did what we wanted and we cannot change the result.”last_img read more

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Team India must learn from defeat in Dharamsala: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgIndia’s proud ODI record is on the line in the second match in Mohali against Sri Lanka. The Men in Blue have won seven straight bilateral ODI series but were humiliated at home in the first match of the series against a team ranked No.8 in the world.Now ahead of the crucial 2nd ODI in Mohali, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has advised the team to learn from their mistakes in Dharamsala which saw the team collapse for 112 all out.Sourav Ganguly told India Today, “There is a lesson for India to learn from the collapse in the 1st ODI and that is that Ajinkya Rahane must play in the ODI team. Yes Shreyas Iyer 2 years down the line will be a good player if you keep giving him opportunities along with Manish Pandey but at this stage their technique has been found wanting in these conditions. So India needs to find the right balance & India needs to find the right people for positions 4 & 5 and stick with them. If you ask me my opinion then I would say No.4 & 5 have got to be KL Rahul & Ajinkya Rahane.”Rahane’s omission from the playing XI surprised most cricket pundits specially given his form in the limited-overs format.In the two full ODI series that he has played this year, Rahane has been arguably India’s best batsman with four scores of 50+ each. He did struggle in the Tests against the Lankans but Sourav believes that Rahane needs game time to be prepared for the South African challenge.advertisement”I hope management thinks of getting him back because he is quality and he has been successful in ODIs. In the last 2 series against West Indies & Australia he was wonderful. To get his form back ahead of the SA Test series and to make him feel good, Rahane must have been included in the team. Runs are runs, no matter what format you play and it would have helped him go to South Africa in a better frame of mind. He should have batted at 3 and I think he is a better player than all of them Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik or Manish Pandey. Maybe he has failed a few games but the class does not go away. I think he should be persisted with and I think he should be playing specially with Virat Kohli rested because Rahane is a class act”, said Sourav to India Today.Rahane’s omission in the Dharamsala ODI even left former India cricketer Nikhil Chorpa stumped. Nikhil added, “Surprised that Rahane was not in the playing XI because he is someone who can control the game and (can accelerate) as an when needed he can play the big shots but he needs to spend time in the middle.”India has won last 4 of the 5 ODIs played in Mohali and will hope to continue the trend against Sri Lanka and level the series. The Mohali conditions will also suit the batsmen better than Dharamsala as on each of the last 5 matches played at the PCA ground, the teams batting first have always crossed the 250 run mark.While Sourav has urged India to include Rahane in the XI, he feels the middle order is not yet settled as we prepare for the 2019 World Cup.”Whether it is Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer or Ajinkya Rahane (not to forget Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya & MS Dhoni), none of us can give an answer whether these boys are an answer to no.4, 5 or 6 positions for the ODI team for the World Cup. You ask me who are the two openers I will say Rohit Sharma & Shikhar Dhawan, you ask me the number 3 and I will say Virat Kohli, but you ask me who will be in the team at number 4, 5 or 6 and we will be saying is it between Rahane, Rahul, Manish Pandey or Shreyas Iyer. Whoever they pick will have to be given proper opportunity before the 2019 World Cup so that is an area in which India needs to have a look. KL Rahul will be my choice by far because I think he is our best batsmen in all conditions but I get the feeling that selectors do not favour him at no.4”, concluded the former skipper.Rohit Sharma too will be itching to get his 1st victory as India’s limited overs captain. After the 2nd ODI in Mohali on Wednesday, the series will conclude on Sunday in Vizag.last_img read more

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Ahead of tournament opener against India, visa issues delay Pakistan’s arrival

first_imgDubai, Jun 21 (PTI) Pakistan team’s arrival for Kabaddi Masters Dubai was today delayed due to visa issues and they would now arrive here in the wee hours tomorrow ahead of its tournament opener against India.Tournament favourites India begin their campaign against the arch-rivals in the at the Al Wasl Sports Club 6.30pm local time, leaving Pakistan with little time for preparation.”There’s a visa issue and we are told that they’re either arriving late tonight or early morning tomorrow,” a tournament official told PTI.”All the other five participating nations are here,” the official added.India meanwhile warmed up for the event with a 20-minute exhibition match against their Asian rivals Korea.The six-nation kabaddi tournament also features Iran, Argentina and Kenya. PTI TAP BS BSBSlast_img read more

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Man Utd alter Chelsea preparations

first_imgManchester United Man Utd alter Chelsea preparations as Mourinho court date looms Dom Farrell 23:02 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) jose mourinho - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea José Mourinho The Red Devils have not confirmed if their manager will attend a hearing in Spain on Friday, but their usual pre-match news conference has been moved Manchester United have altered their preparations for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Chelsea, with manager Jose Mourinho due to appear in court to answer accusations of tax fraud in Madrid on Friday.Mourinho was summoned at the end of September over allegations he defrauded the Spanish tax authorities of €3.3 million between 2011 and 2012 during his time in charge of Real Madrid.When the charges were announced in June, the 54-year-old’s representatives issued a statement denying he had been contacted by prosecutors, while insisting he had paid his taxes in full. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player United have been unable to offer clarification over whether Mourinho will attend the court hearing, set for 10am local time in Pozuelo de Alarcon, but the club’s pre-match media duties have been moved to Thursday lunchtime – a day earlier than usual.Mourinho suffered a chastening 4-0 defeat on his return to Stamford Bridge last season but United are two places and four points better off than Antonio Conte’s defending champions as they head into the weekend in second spot, five points back from leaders Manchester City. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Talking Horses: Last chance to make hay with James Bowen’s 5lb claim

first_imgHorse racing tips Quick guide Racing tips for Monday 22 January Was this helpful? Fakenham 1.25 Hurricane Rita 1.55 Rio Quinto 2.25 Holly Bush Henry (nb) 2.55 Potters Midnight 3.25 Tower Of Allen 3.55 Little Windmill (nap)Wolverhampton 4.20 River Rule 4.50 Natch 5.20 Desert Doctor 5.50 Sonnetist 6.20 Flight Of Fantasy 6.50 Gealach Ghorm 7.20 Hidden Oasis Horse racing Share on Messenger features Topics Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Was this helpful? Hide Share on Pinterest ‘Minimum bet’ rule could prove a winner for punters and horse racing Bowen, who does not turn 17 until March, teams up with Phil Middleton’s Holly Bush Henry (2.25) and, while Saturday’s success finished off his rider’s 5lb claim, that process takes a few days to implement and he is still taking 5lb off today. This pair won at Plumpton on good ground in September, when Bowen’s claim was 7lb and his mount was a couple of pounds lower in the handicap. Testing conditions add to Fakenham being likely to prove a tougher assignment than Plumpton, but the Bowen factor can prove decisive once more. Middleton, for whom Bowen won on Exitas in a valuable event at Ascot in November, said on Sunday: “Holly Bush Henry may not want it turning heavy, but he has won on soft. I won’t be giving James any instructions – and there’s not many 16-year-olds who you could say that about. He knows the horse, and in my opinion he is a complete natural and has a gift.” Show Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe Today’s best bets, by Chris CorriganJames Bowen, the 16-year-old jockey who has plundered several big prizes in the past month – including the Welsh Grand National and the Lanzarote Hurdle – maintained his winning momentum at Fontwell on Sunday. He was successful on a 6-4 favourite, Atlantic Roller, for trainer Chris Gordon, following victory on the 5-1 chance Jenkins at Ascot on Saturday for Nicky Henderson, and has prospects of stretching that to a three-day winning sequence when he heads to Fakenham today. Thank you for your feedback. Support The Guardian Fakenham1.25 Hurricane Rita 1.55 Rio Quinto 2.25 Holly Bush Henry (nb) 2.55 Potters Midnight 3.25 Tower of Allen 3.55 Little Windmill (nap). Thank you for your feedback. Quick guide Monday’s racing tips Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Talking Horses The Welsh teenager has a second booked ride, aboard Heresmynumber, in the final race on the card, a conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle. But the Ali Strong-trained eight-year-old may well find it difficult to hold Little Windmill (3.55). Neil King’s runner has never won over hurdles but turns out here following a chase success on heavy going at this track on New Year’s Day. Our latest trainer form table Malcolm Jefferson 38% (8) Nick Williams 36% (11) Warren Greatrex 33% (21) Nicky Henderson 31% (36) Emma Lavelle 31% (13) Alan King 27% (15) Harry Fry 26% (19) Brian Ellison 25% (12) Donald McCain 21% (28) Sue Smith 20% (20) Kim Bailey 17% (12) Dr Richard Newland 17% (6) Tom George 14% (21) Dan Skelton 13% (39) Paul Nicholls 13% (16) Oliver Sherwood 13% (16) Ian Williams 13% (16) David Pipe 13% (15) Lucinda Russell 12% (26) Colin Tizzard 11% (18) Rebecca Curtis 11% (9) Nigel Twiston-Davies 10% (30) Gary Moore 9% (32) Kerry Lee 8% (13) Tim Vaughan 8% (12) Neil Mulholland 7% (29) Evan Williams 6% (34) Philip Hobbs 6% (16) Charlie Longsdon 5% (22) Venetia Williams 4% (28) Jonjo O’Neill 4% (26) Peter Bowen 0% (11) Nicky Richards 0% (10) Fergal O’Brien 0% (7) Ben Pauling 0% (7) Chris Cook: As Nicky Henderson’s win-rate has slowed down very marginally from the incredible levels he had been setting, Malcolm Jefferson has inherited the top spot, despite not having had a runner for eight days. The Yorkshire trainer may be represented once more at Wetherby tomorrow. Warren Greatrex is the biggest riser of the week and probably in the short history of this table, since he was on 0% last week. His Lambourn yard has since had seven winners, including all three of its Saturday runners. Harry Fry is doing well again, while Colin Tizzard’s tally represents only a couple of winners but one of them was in the Peter Marsh, which counts as a significant strike for a yard that had been quiet. Paul Nicholls has also started winning again but it’s been a couple of weeks since Philip Hobbs had his Saturday treble and he’s threatening to go quiet again. Each Monday through the core jumps season, we’re monitoring the relative success of 35 major jumps stables. The percentage figure is their win strike-rate for the last fortnight, while their total number of runners in that time is in brackets. Hide Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Wolverhampton4.20 River Rule 4.50 Natch 5.20 Desert Doctor 5.50 Sonnetist 6.20 Flight of Fantasy 6.50 Gealach Ghorm 7.20 Hidden Oasis. Show Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Schalke in talks with Rahman

first_imgTransfers Schalke in talks with Chelsea’s Rahman Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 01:03 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) baba rahman - cropped Bongarts Transfers Schalke 04 Chelsea Premier League Bundesliga The Bundesliga side hope to sign the left-back from Chelsea, but they do not expect any imminent news on Leon Goretzka Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has confirmed the club are in talks to sign Baba Rahman from Chelsea.The full-back has not made an appearance for Antonio Conte’s side this season and has been tipped for a return to the Bundesliga, having spent part of last season on loan in Gelsenkirchen.Rahman was in talks over a return in August, but the serious knee injury that brought an end to his campaign last January meant Schalke did not pursue that option. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We’re in talks with Chelsea regarding Baba Rahman,” Heidel told a news conference.”There are still one or two things to clear up on their end.”We could agree on a deal with the player himself relatively quickly.”Heidel does not expect any developments on Leon Goretzka’s future before their clash with RB Leipzig on Saturday, however.The Germany international has been offered a contract extension by Schalke but is also a target for Bayern Munich.”I don’t think there will be a decision to announce before the game in Leipzig,” Heidel said.last_img read more

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NEB suggests noise reduction for ferries and other vessels in BCs Salish

first_imgCALGARY — A reconsidered National Energy Board report endorsing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline suggests potential limits on whale-watching boats and noise reduction efforts for ferries that ply British Columbia’s Salish Sea.The shipping route that is a critical habitat for southern resident killer whales would see a seven-fold increase in tankers carrying diluted bitumen to offshore markets if the federal government approves the project.The board’s latest report makes 16 new recommendations for the government, including reducing noise of ferries and incentives and requirements for quiet vessel design.Robert Steedman, chief environmental officer with the National Energy Board, told a news conference the recommendations are broad and “not necessarily prescriptive.”He says the solutions the government will want to examine are complex and all activities on the Salish Sea would have to be considered.The board has already made 156 recommendations on the controversial project, and Steedman says some of the latest ones relate to underwater noise generated by marine vessels and the possibility ships could strike marine species or disrupt their communication and behaviour.“The recommendations relate to the entire system of marine navigation and marine traffic in the area and the panel feels strongly that as the recommendations are implemented they will offset the relatively minor effects of the project-related marine traffic and in fact will benefit the entire Salish Sea ecosystem,” he says. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Akhilesh Yadav meets Mayawati after Priyanka meets Bhim Army chief

first_imgLucknow: The chiefs of Uttar Pradesh alliance partners SP and BSP met here on Wednesday hours after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi paid a surprise visit to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a Meerut hospital.SP president Akhilesh Yadav met BSP chief Mayawati after newly appointed Congress general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia met Azad. When contacted, Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said the two leaders met to discuss joint public meetings and rallies, being planned for the Lok Sabha polls. Meetings are being held constantly as the election is round the corner and the poll campaign has to be launched full scale after Holi next week, he said. The alliance has left two seats for the Congress in the state and will honestly support it on them, said Chaudhary. Meanwhile, a senior SP leader, who did not wish to be named, claimed Priyanka Gandhi’s visit to the Bhim Army chief was in reaction to the BSP president ruling out any alliance with the Congress. “But Mayawati is not someone who will yield to any kind of pressure. This alliance will not come under pressure. It has already given two seats to the Congress,” he added. Mayawati had Tuesday snubbed the Congress by slamming doors on it for any electoral alliance for the Lok Sabha polls anywhere in the country.last_img read more

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Lady Titans defend rugby title

The lady Titans of Holy Trinity wore out the pitch Friday as they handily defended their Norfolk County rugby title.The score was 36-0 in Holy Trinity’s favour at the half as the Titans cruised to a 66-5 win over Delhi and another Zeldon Cup.As the score suggests, Holy Trinity has a powerful running game.At any time, several members of this team are capable of busting through the pack and leaving defenders choking on their dust. One of them is co-captain Daniella Michaud, who also serves as the team’s conversion specialist.“It’s definitely a dynamic team,” Michaud said. “We look out for each other on and off the field. We do a lot of team bonding.”Co-captain Caitlyn Mahaffey agreed. Mahaffey said “We’re good at the rugby skills and the non-rugby skills.” She defined the latter as “communication and respecting each other.”“We all sacrifice for the greater good of the team,” she said.Titan Kehanna Phillips, of Delhi, said this focus on cohesion is critical to the team’s success.“We’re like family,” she said. “We’ve all made sacrifices for this team in ways that we don’t even understand.”Coach Ian Fitzgerald believes he has one of the top girls’ high school rugby teams in the province. The only loss the Titans suffered this year was a 5-0 defeat at the hands of last year’s Ontario champions from Oakville Trafalgar.“It was a battle,” Fitzgerald said of that match. “It was awesome. It was back and forth the whole game. Oakville Trafalgar won the provincial championship last year by a score of something like 71-0. It was crazy. These girls have potential to battle for the Ontario title.”The Titans will have another opportunity to test their mettle May 24 when they travel to Guelph for the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (CWOSSA) finals.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Senior UN envoy in Saudi Arabia for talks on Middle East peace

Mr. Roed-Larsen has already met Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and other officials to discuss the Quartet road map and the Saudi peace initiative, both of which seek to achieve a negotiated solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, according to a UN spokesperson in New York.At the conclusion of his three-day visit to Riyadh tomorrow, Mr. Roed-Larsen is slated to depart to Jordan to meet with that country’s Foreign Minister, said Marie Okabe. “Both Saudi Arabia and Jordan are key regional countries consulted by the Quartet, the diplomatic group consisting of the United States, European Union, Russian Federation and the UN,” she added. read more

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Arriving in DR of Congo UN peacekeeping official predicts challenge in upcoming

The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, commended the Congolese for their participation in the constitutional referendum last year. He also noted that the organization of the national elections planned for June would be a big challenge for the Congolese as well as the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC).During his 10-day visit to the DRC, Mr. Guéhenno plans to meet with political leaders, including President Laurent Kabila, and to visit the troubled eastern part of the country.In recent days, hundreds of MONUC troops have been, backed by helicopter gunships, have been helping the Congolese army to dislodge militia said to have been looting and enslaving locals in the east.The blue helmets have been working to protect civilians as the army works to drive out Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) who have been operating for the past decade in the heavily forested area north of Bukavu, the main city of the South Kivu region.The Hutus moved across the border in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide of Tutsis and moderate Hutus by extremist Hutus, in which 800,000 people are estimated to have died. read more

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Parents should enforce no seconds policy at mealtimes to prevent child obesity

first_img 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. In 2015-16, 19.8 per cent of Year 6 children were obese Dr Russell Viner, also of UCL, said parents often did not notice that their children had a weight problem until it was too late.“At what point to parents notice their child is overweight? It’s not until it’s extreme obesity. It’s equivalent to adult bmi of 40 which is morbidly obese.“And even when they realise there is a problem they just think there child is overweight, when they are already obese.”Recent figures from the National Child Measurement Programme for England show record numbers of children are leaving primary school obese.Nearly one in five 10 to 11-year-olds was obese in the last academic year, with more than one in three (34.2 per cent) now described as overweight or obese.In 2015-16, 19.8 per cent of Year 6 children were obese, meaning they had a body-mass index of 30 or above, a sharp rise on the 19.1 per cent the year before. Her comments follow years of research conducted by UCL which found that children who eat more are genetically programmed to be less able to resist food and need more to feel satisfied.Dr LLewellyn said some children were born with ‘greedy genes’ and those who inherit them will have a larger appetite and so are more likely to gain excessive weight.She said that the influence of genes could already be seen at just three months old with some children wolfing down milk, while other mothers struggled to get their children to feed.“Contrary to common opinion that toddlers are good at regulating their food intake, some are not and they are much more susceptible to overeating,” she said.   Malnutrition now equals obesity. It is a reversal of hundreds of thousands of years of human history where poverty was linked with under nutrition.Dr Russell Viner, UCL In 2015-16, 19.8 per cent of Year 6 children were obesecenter_img Parents should enforce a strict ‘no seconds’ policy at mealtimes to prevent their children becoming overweight, an obesity expert has advised.Dr Clare Llewellyn said most youngsters became obese because they were eating an average of just 12 calories extra per meal, an amount so small as to be unnoticeable to parents.But the tiny amount adds an extra 2,500 calories each month to their diet, which led to youngsters putting on weight up to seven per cent quicker than other children of the same age.Dr Llewellyn, a lecturer in behavioural obesity research at University College London, said parents needed to be strict about portion sizes and never offer seconds. Speaking at an obesity meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine in Central London, Dr Llewellyn said: “Overweight children get 12 calories extra calories every time they eat. At this stage as a parent 12 calories is completely invisible to the naked human eye.“You can intervene. What this data indicates is that all parents should be being vigilant about portion control, so a no seconds policy.“The best indicator of whether you need to be more vigilant is how quickly your child is growing. One of the huge issues at the moment in the UK is that there is very little concern about rapid growth in infancy and much much more concern about failure to thrive, which is completely understandable because failure to thrive can be incredibly serious.“But actually as time goes on what we realise is that as time goes parents do need to be educated about what a healthy growth rate looks like and if a child is crossing centiles upwards that’s something that does need to be addressed.” Dr Viner said said medical students needed to be told to be as aware of children eating too much as too little and called for a return to measuring youngsters as they were growing up.“Malnutrition now equals obesity,” he said.  “It is a reversal of hundreds of thousands of years of human history where poverty was linked with under nutrition.“Much of risk of obesity is programmed within our first year. I believe we must go back to more routine measuring and weighing of children.“In the 1950s people got free exercise and activity at work. Our children got free activity going to school. There was human locomotion.“Now we’ve moved from a situation where we got activity for free at work to having to pay for activity, and so poverty equals obesity.” Show more last_img read more

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BIG NIGHT IN PORTO KIF stopped by Portuguese champion

← Previous Story KIELCE IN CRISIS: Dunkerque beat Polish champions! Next Story → Celje wins Balkan Classico – Veszprem easy day against Russians fc porto andebolhandballkif kolding kobenhavnPorto handball 4. Orlen Wisla Plock6303163:154(9)6 5. FC Porto Vitalis7205161:188(-27)4 1. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn7502173:165(8)10 3. KS Vive Targi Kielce7403206:188(18)8 1. THW Kiel6501180:166(14)10 After two fantastic wins over Polish Vive Targi Kielce, Danish champion KIF Kolding Kobenhavn are stopped in Portugal! Portuguese champion FC Porto beat Danish best team 27:24 (15:11) and gain the new three points…FC PORTO VITALIS: Alfredo Quintana (g.r.); Gilberto Duarte (5), João Ferraz (4), Alexis (1), Ricardo Moreira (1), Hugo Rosário (2) e Hugo Santos (2)Hugo Laurentino (g.r.), Pedro Spínola (8), Wilson Davyes (3), Tiago Rocha (1) e Miguel SarmentoKIF KOLDING KOBENHAVN: Kasper Hvidt (g.r.); Torsten Laen (1), Lasse Anderson (3), Bo Spellerberg (7), Jacob Pedersen (1), Cyril Viudes (3) e Albert Rocas (4).Soren Westphal (g.r.), Lukas Karlsson (4), Lars Jorgensen, Joachim Boldsen e Thomas Bjorn Theilgaard (1).STANDINGS: 6. Dunkerque HB Grand Littora…7106163:185(-22)2 read more

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Here is the lead single from a group of UN ambassadors album

first_imgRead: Dublin need a great All-Ireland fan song and want your helpRead: These incredible marching band performances will blow your mind WHEN YOU ARE stationed in New York as your country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, you are given a certain platform.However, some people feel that just talking isn’t enough to get their message across.Some ambassadors have taken to singing in aid of a more peaceful world.The results aren’t a million miles from when our own politicians had a go at the singing business.In the video, Romanian Permanent Representative Simona-Mirela Miculescu is joined by Canadian Guillermo Rishchynski, Cape Verde’s Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, Eduardo Ulibarri of Costa Rica, and Marlene Moses of Nauru.Together, the five have created the greatest girl/boy group since Hearsay and have recorded 12 songs, including an original.Obviously, they did it on their own time and not that of the UN. And we’re glad they did.Other popular tracks that have been, ahem, reimagined include ABBA’s “I Have a Dream”, which has had a Brazilian machado rhythm added, “What a Wonderful World” and the leadoff single “Heal The World”.The CD is available at the UN Bookstore, as well as on iTunes and Amazon.Proceeds from the album will go to support youth assemblies organized annually at the UNIf you do just one thing today, watch this live version of “Heal The World” and watch the Romanian ambassador get really, really into it.Miculescu has experience, though. She was once the lead singer of a pop-rock band called Symbiosis.last_img read more

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7inch BlackBerry PlayBook 3G and 10inch model coming this year

first_imgThis isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a PlayBook 2 or the arrival of an additional model with a larger display, but N4BB has reported that they’re really coming this time. Really.TechCrunch speculates that the 7-inch will feature the exact same hardware as the original PlayBook — but that it will finally be upgraded to include 3G connectivity. That’s been rumored to be coming for a long time, too, but 9 months after the debut of the Wi-Fi only tablet it’s still the only option on store shelves.While the addition of 3G seems like a no-brainer if a new 7-inch model is in the pipe, the lack of other changes is a bit harder to believe. A lot has changed over the past eight months, and a dual-core 1GHz processor isn’t an eye-popper anymore. With PlayBook OS 2 on the way next month — and the arrival of native email, calendar, and contacts apps — RIM can’t afford to launch the new version with an old chip. A bump to something in the 1.2-1.5GHz range seems reasonable enough.As for the 10-inch model, details are very scant at the moment. Apart from the size of its screen, all that sources have revealed at this point is that it will pack an LTE chipset made by Qualcomm. It’s probably safe to assume that the 10-inch PlayBook will stick to the same aspect ratio as the 7-inch model, but it could certainly pack more than 1024×600 pixels into its larger display.BlackBerry World is coming up in May, and there’s a very good chance if the new PlayBooks are going to be unveiled soon that RIM will do it during the three-day conference in Orlando.More at N4BB and TechCrunchlast_img read more

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ERT returns today

first_imgGreece’s revived public broadcaster ERT will begin TV and radio programs on Wednesday.ERT was shut down in June 2012 and replaced with the smaller NERIT by the previous government but the SYRIZA-led coalition has decided to switch to the previous format.It was announced that Panos Haritos, an ERT correspondent in the Middle East, will present the evening news, which starts at 9 pm (Thursday 4am AEST).Radio broadcasts will also begin on Wednesday at 6 a.m (1pm AEST).A total of seven stations will take to the airwaves.They will include the Voice of Greece, aimed at an international audience, particularly diaspora Greeks.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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The End is Nigh in New Doctor Who Season 10 Trailer

first_img The BBC on Monday dropped another exclusive look at the upcoming season of Doctor Who. And there’s one question on everybody’s lips: Was that a glow of regeneration?The 30-second trailer, which offers little new, ends with a pained-looking Doctor hunched over, his outstretched hand emanating a familiar wibbly-wobbly radiance.Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi announced his impending retirement from the TARDIS early this year, suggesting it’s “time for me to move on to different challenges.”But the 58-year-old Scotsman is “still [the Doctor] for a long time,” he reminded fans in January. Another 265 days, to be exact.The 2017 Christmas special—an annual tradition since the show’s revival in 2005—will allegedly see the regeneration of the character into its 14th reincarnation. So why is he changing already?BBCThe tease is likely a false alarm. After all, it is possible for the process to fail: In season nine episode “Heaven Sent,” the Time Lord is badly burned by the Veil, preventing a proper regeneration.Still, the Doctor does not look happy to see his powers kicking in.As usual, the BBC is keeping a tight lid on season 10. This week’s trailer features a recycled voiceover with many of the same shots we’ve seen before.BBCBBCThere are, however, a few new nods to Mondasian Cybermen, revamped Ice Warriors, and Missy (who appears to be dabbing), wearing a marshmallow-like doohickey in her ear.BBCCould it be some sort of cyber-tech? Or is she just trying to dampen the sound of our heroes saving the day?BBCBBCAlso look out for the soggy Dalek woman emerging from the floor in a puddle of creepiness, and an android bug burrowing through wood (any relation to that smiling tree person?)—among other friends and foes.BBCBBCDoctor Who season 10 returns to BBC America on April 15, followed by the series premiere of Patrick Ness-helmed spin-off Class.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

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