Ryan Pini aims for second gold

first_imgPini will be competing in the 100m butterfly on day 2 this morning at the BSP Arena.There are three heats in this event. Pini will race in heat three lane four.The top eight in the three heats will qualify for the finals this evening.Swimmers have just completed their warm ups as the crowd starts to build up.Other events today are the women 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle, men 400m medley and women 200m breaststroke.last_img

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James, Cavs come back from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The Cavaliers, leading 3-0, will try to sweep the series Sunday (Monday, Manila).The incredible rally ruined Paul George’s big night. He had 36 points, a playoff career-high 15 rebounds and nine assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCleveland trailed by 26 in the first half and was still down 74-49 at halftime. The largest halftime deficit overcome to win a playoff game had been 21 points by Baltimore against Philadelphia in 1948.James scored 13 points in the third quarter to get the Cavs within 91-84. Bucks overwhelm Raptors 104-77, take 2-1 series lead James now has 5,669 points, 29 ahead of Bryant. He also matched three other ex-Los Angeles Lakers — Magic Johnson, Michael Cooper and James Worthy — for most consecutive first-round wins.This comeback began with a second straight devastating third-quarter punch from the Cavs.GAME 1 RESULT: NBA: Cavaliers escape with win over Pacers in playoff openerGAME 2 RESULT: NBA: Irving shines as Cavs take grip on PacersAfter Cleveland cut the deficit to 77-62 and then watched Indiana extend the margin to 20, Cleveland finished the quarter on a 17-4 spurt to make it 91-84.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Things only got worse for the Pacers.George’s 3 with 5:15 to go gave Indiana a 104-103 lead — its last of the game. James answered with a layup out of a timeout and the Cavs never trailed again.It’s only the second time in the Pacers’ NBA history they have lost the first three games in a best-of-seven series. Indiana has never endured a four-game sweep since joining the NBA.TIP-INSCavaliers: Kyrie Irving Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Channing Frye all scored 13 points. … Cleveland has won six straight over Indiana. … After scoring 49 points in the first half, the Cavs scored 35 in each of the final two quarters. … Kyle Korver scored more points in two quarters (six) than he did in the first two games (four). He finished with 12.Pacers: George had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Lance Stephenson added eight points and five rebounds in the first two quarters. … Indiana scored 37 points in the first quarter, falling just short of a season high (39), then matched that 37 in the second quarter for its highest first-half total of the season. … Coach Nate McMillan made a lineup change, inserting former Cavs player C.J. Miles into the starting rotation. Monta Ellis was relegated to bench duty. … The Pacers drew two defensive three-second calls in the first half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates a basket against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Indianapolis. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 119-114. AP PHOTOINDIANAPOLIS— LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila).James passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the NBA’s career playoff scoring list and tied another NBA record by winning his 20th consecutive first-round game.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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BLUES CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH IN TIE WITH LAURENTIAN

first_imgLaurentian answered back in the 48th minute when Mia De Gasperis scored, making it 2-1. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Kylie Swain came in with the equalizer for the Voyageurs in the 71st minute. Matchup History The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s soccer team tied the Laurentian Voyageurs 2-2 in their final game of the regular season on Sunday, October 21 at Varsity Stadium.Toronto finishes the regular season 5-6-5 (W-L-T) and secures an OUA playoff berth. HOW IT HAPPENED: Captain Chelsea Cheung opened the scoring in the 14th minute, sliding one past Voyageurs keeper Caitlin McNamara. WSOC: THAT’S TWO FOR CHELSEA CHEUNG! In the 23rd minute, watch our captain score AGAIN to increase Toronto’s lead to 2-0 over @LUVoyageurs ! WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE pic.twitter.com/zPpcD4DA93— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) October 21, 2018 Previewcenter_img  Print Friendly Version UP NEXT: The OUA playoffs are underway as of Wednesday (Oct. 24). The Blues will travel to Ottawa to take on the Carleton Ravens on Wednesday night.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Nine minutes later, it was Cheung again – this time from 30 yards out, giving the Blues a 2-0 lead. Next Game: at Carleton University (OUA Playoff) 10/24/2018 | 7:00 p.m. Third-year Blues keeper Vanna Staggolis notched six saves in the tie.last_img read more

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NIC Bank at Nanyuki, Dasani at Railway

first_imgAccording to the Nanyuki golf captain, Peter Demello, golfers from as far as Nairobi are expected to participate.“We have received entries from NIC Bank guests in Nairobi and Meru and our sister clubs will also be sending in golfers to join us,” Demello said.“The course is currently playing short, due to the weather conditions in the region but visitors will find the Nanyuki course enjoyable.”Some of the hot favorites from Nanyuki include Gen (Rtd) Peter Waweru, Jibran Butt who plays in the company of the Captain and Don White.Muthaiga’s Gikunda Iracha will tee off just before noon in the able company of former Nyeri Club Chairman, Charles Mwaniki. The NIC team to Nanyuki will be led by Yvonne Maranga and Philip Wahome.Meanwhile, the Dasani Golf Gala moves to the Railway Golf Club in the heart of  Nairobi.Now in its final stages, the Gala has continued to attract huge crowds and a feverish following as the race to Atlanta hots up.Over 150 golfers from Railways are drawn to participate and compete for the two team qualifications slots into the Dasani Golf Gala Grand Finale.The winning team at the Grand Finale will win a VIP trip to the TOUR Championship, presented by Coca-Cola to be held in September at the East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21- The NIC Bank Golf Day will be at the Nanyuki Sports Club on Friday for he fourth event in the nine part golf championship. Over 100 golfers from Nyahururu, Nyeri Club and hosts Nanyuki have registered for the event that will be held on the tight and challenging nine-hole golf course on the slopes of Mt. Kenya.last_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP investigating early morning targeted shooting

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Police in Fort St. John are investigating a shooting that appears to have been targeted.This morning at around 7:55 a.m. MST, Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in the 11000 block of the 269 Road, just north of the city.Police say multiple officers attended the scene and located a 47-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to hospital and is in stable condition.- Advertisement -The investigation is still in the early stages and no further details will be released at this time in order to protect the integrity of the investigation. Police also say there is no current risk to the public.last_img read more

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Mbanjwa makes Dusi history

first_img20 January 2008History was made in South Africa’s Dusi Canoe Marathon on the weekend, when both the men’s and women’s winners in the K2 race taking victory in record times and Michael Mbanjwa became the first black winner in the 57-year history of the event.Teaming up with the “Dusi Duke”, Martin Dreyer, Mbanjwa brought huge smiles to the inhabitants of the Valley of a Thousand Hills, which was where he was born and is part of the race’s route.Development successHis win also provided validation for the development efforts of Canoeing South Africa; Mbanjwa is a product of the Nagle Dam club, formed by canoeing pioneer, the late Robert Lembethe, to bring the sport to people who live along the route of the famous event.In 1997, Mbanjwa was on his way to a game of soccer when he was stopped by Lembethe, who told him to give canoeing a try. He gave it a go, having seen paddlers in the valley before, never thinking that he might one day be crowned the winner of the famous race. On Saturday, he made history.Mbanjwa has heard the story about being the first black winner many times previously; in 2007, he and Dreyer won the Stihl Non-Stop Dusi, but, for Mbanjwa, it’s a story that he would prefer not to hear.Instead of being viewed as a successful black paddler, he would prefer to be viewed as a successful elite paddler, one whose record speaks for itself. With his victory, he has surely earned that right, but his win, as a first in the history of the race, made it an historic occasion.While it was Mbanjwa’s first victory in the Dusi, following a second place in the K1 race in 2007, it was a seventh win for Dreyer. Afterwards, the 39-year-old said it was his final competitive shot at the event; he will participate in it in the future, but simply to take part and not to win it.Record setting first stageMbanjwa and Dreyer showed they meant business on the first leg of the race, with a record time of two hours, 32 minutes and 47 seconds, to build up a lead of almost four minutes over Hank McGregor and Sven Bruss.Ant Stott and Wayne Thompson, second in the last K2 event in 2006, finished the day in third, just over six minutes behind the leaders.There was drama when McGregor and Bruss protested against a path taken by Stott and Thompson, which took the pair out of bounds. The third-placed finishers were disqualified, but were later reinstated after an appeal, but fined R1 000.On day two, Stott and Thompson responded brilliantly to their near-disqualification, setting a record for the stage of two hours, 44 minutes and 14 seconds. Mbanjwa and Dreyer held onto the lead, but saw it severely cut, with their stage time of two hours, 48 minutes and 29 seconds leaving them with an advantage of only one minute and 46 seconds.McGregor and Bruss chose an aggressive approach, but it backfired when McGregor took a spill at the Washing Machine Rapid, followed shortly afterwards by Bruss. Once they were back in their boat they charged hard for the finish, ultimately bettering Mbanjwa and Dreyer’s time by one second, but they, nonetheless, fell to third in the standings.Final day tacticsThe final day saw the Stott/Thompson and McGregor/Bruss pairings choosing to shoot a number of big rapids to try to close down Mbanjwa/Dreyer, who chose to portage at the notorious Burma Road.The leaders responded brilliantly, recording the fastest ever time on the portage to stave off the challenge of the chasing boats.By the time they reached the finish line at the Blue Lagoon in Durban, Mbanjwa and Dreyer had not only held off the chasing crews, they had increased their lead and established a new record in a time of seven hours, 33 minutes and 24 seconds.Stott and Thompson took second in 7:35:05, while McGregor and Bruss ended third in 7:39:52 as the top three all bettered the previous record of 7:40:25, set by Dreyer and McGregor in 2006.Not long after their win, Mbanjwa and Dreyer were flown by helicopter to Nagle Dam, in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, where a huge crowd greeted the Dusi winners, cheering and ululating, and lifting them onto their shoulders.Women’s raceThe result of the women’s race was fairly predictable, with the only thing really standing between the red hot favourites Abbey Miedema and Alexa Lombard and victory being the challenging river.They, however, had a superbly smooth run from start to finish, breaking the stage record on all three days, to capture the honours.On the opening day, Miedema and Lombard, who smashed the K2 record by a staggering 25 minutes in 2006, opened up a lead of over 10 minutes over their nearest challengers, Laura Thompson and Robyn Kime, an interesting pairing of a 20-Dusi veteran and a promising schoolgirl.Former winner Debbie Germiquet and Hilary Pitchford crossed the line in third place, nearly seven minutes behind the second place finishers and 17 minutes and three seconds behind the leaders.Increasing the leadOn day two, Miedema and Lombard increased their lead, despite a valiant effort from Thompson and Kime. The leaders were four minutes and 24 seconds faster in a stage record 3:09:55.With a massive lead in the bag, Miedema and Lombard choose a conservative approach on the final day, opting not to put the beckoning victory at risk. Once again, though, they turned in the fastest time of the day.Their overall time of 8:46:03 shattered the previous mark they had set two years ago of 9:02:12, but over 16 minutes.Thompson and Kime finished well back in second, but not far off the previous record, in a time of 9:05:06. Germiquet and Pitchford settled for third, over 25 minutes behind the runners-up. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Standards Institute Slated for 7% Budget Boost

first_imgWith the Obama Administration continuing to push for funding in clean energy, green manufacturing, and advances in health care, the National Institute of Standards and Technology finds itself in the welcome position of trying to grease the wheels of all three. NIST works to forge common standards and measurement tools for everything from the weight of a kilogram to the best way to make cell-derived drugs. Those common standards are critical to pushing the growth of new industries, says NIST Director Patrick Gallagher. Case in point, Gallagher says, is so-called “smart grid” technology that’s designed to integrate renewable power coming from wind turbines and solar cells with the nation’s 9000 conventional power plants and 300,000 miles of transmission lines. Other NIST programs that got a favorable nod: green manufacturing (+$10 million), cyber security (+$10 million), disaster resilient buildings (+$5 million), and measurement and standards for manufacturing biologics, or cell-derived drugs (+$10 million). With these and other additions, the Administration proposes increasing the budget for NIST’s National Scientific and Technical Research and Services, which includes NIST’s in house research labs, by 13%, to $584 million. Construction money for lab upgrades is forecasted to decline $22 million compared with last year. But that is with last year’s $47 million in Congressional earmarks zeroed out, a block of funds Congress is apt to restore. A final winner again this year is NIST’s Technology Innovation Program, the successor to the controversial Advanced Technology Program, which congress almost killed during the previous Administration. 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That’s also a raise of nearly 22% since 2008, and keeps NIST on a path to doubling its budget by 2017. “We’re overjoyed with the budget,” Gallagher says. “It shows that science and technology are really viewed through an economic lens.”last_img read more

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Alisson is better than Neuer – Kahn

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson can be considered to have topped Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer in the global pecking order, according to World Cup winner Oliver Kahn.The Reds invested heavily over the summer on a proven performer to fill a problematic position between the sticks at Anfield.Jurgen Klopp has seen a £65 million ($81m) show of faith richly rewarded, with Brazil international Alisson having contributed significantly to Liverpool hitting the top of the Premier League table and reaching the last 16 of the Champions League. Article continues below 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! More will be required from him during a heavyweight European clash with Bayern, with that contest set to see a man being widely billed as the finest keeper on the planet at present go head-to-head with a rival who boasted that standing for several years.Asked to take his pick between Alisson and Neuer, Bayern and Germany legend Kahn told Goal and DAZN: “At the moment it’s Alisson. He showed at the World Cup that he is a world-class keeper.“Neuer did not manage to play as good as he did before since returning from his injury. I think two things broke his rhythm a little bit: the early exit from the World Cup and his injury.“It is not easy when you know as a player: ‘If something happens to my foot again that might be it for my career’. Those are psychological aspects that play a role. He must find perfect confidence in his body and then he will find his old level again soon.”Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich 22092018Neuer’s form has mirrored that of Bayern as a collective of late, but Kahn believes a side enduring an uncharacteristically testing domestic campaign will be relishing a continental clash with Premier League foes.He added on an eagerly-anticipated meeting with Liverpool: “For FC Bayern this is absolutely perfect. This is what they need. They want to challenge the best and in Bundesliga they have suffered enough over the last months.“Bayern always has the quality to win the Champions League. Nevertheless Jurgen Klopp reached the final with Liverpool last season. They have many good and quick players for Klopp’s system with high pressing and quick transition. It is no coincidence they’re leaders in the Premier League. That is one of the toughest opponents for Bayern.”Both Bayern and Liverpool will harbour aspirations of challenging for European glory again this season, but Kahn believes big-spending outfits from France and Italy are likely to lead the charge.Kylian Mbappe Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19Pressed to name his favourites, a man who lifted the trophy back in 2001 said: “PSG is the team that should have learned the most over the last years.“But to win the Champions League you need more than just a squad that is worth 1.5 billion. You need to have that experience it takes to win this trophy in the end. And the players must be in their best shape when it is the most important.“We have seen it with Bayern under Pep Guardiola – they played fantastic football, but in the semi-finals it was over. Similar to PSG. If they learned from it, they should be ready.”Kahn added: “And Juventus. A very strong team in defence with many players that make you uncomfortable to play against. And they have [Cristiano] Ronaldo, who brought a special atmosphere to this club. His presence alone lifts the other players.“Of course we have to mention Barcelona. I don’t think Real Madrid can do it again. If they win it for the fourth time in a row I’d be speechless.“Bayern has proved they are capable of anything in the Champions League. But of course that depends now on the matches against Liverpool.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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‘Good news’ for Kvitova as alleged attacker taken into custody

first_imgPrague, May 24 (AFP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova rejoiced Thursday after a man who allegedly attacked her with a knife in 2016 was taken into custody but her spokesman said the case was not yet over. “Naturally this is good news for Petra Kvitova, but the whole case will be over for her only when the culprit has been sentenced,” spokesman Karel Tejkal told AFP. Czech media reports said a man had been detained on May 22 based on an anonymous tip-off and taken into custody on Thursday. “The district court in Prostejov decided to take a suspect into custody today in the case of P.K.,” the website of the DNES broadsheet quoted Zuzana Buresova from the court as saying Thursday. The public Czech Television said the man was a 54-year-old drug addict, adding Kvitova had identified him as the attacker before travelling to Paris to play at the French Open starting on Sunday. “We will not comment or confirm any information. We may only say the case has been reopened and the police are working on it,” Czech police spokeswoman Eva Kropacova told AFP. Police shelved the investigation in 2017. The 28-year-old world number eight suffered career-threatening injuries to her playing left hand as she fought off a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December 2016. Despite grim forecasts by doctors, who even warned she might lose her fingers, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion returned to the sport in time for the 2017 French Open. Kvitova sank from 11th in the world when the crime occurred to 29th at the turn of 2017 and 2018, but she has since climbed back into the top ten, also owing to back-to-back wins at Prague and Madrid at the turn of April and May. (AFP) ATATadvertisementlast_img read more

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MH-RAINS-BMC (BES2)

first_imgBMC gears up to tackle ‘heavy rainfall’ in Mumbai this weekendMumbai, Jun 7 (PTI) With the IMD predicting “heavy tovery heavy” rainfall along the Maharashtra coast, includingMumbai, over this weekend, the Mumbai civic body is preparingitself to prevent and tackle monsoon-related disasters.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)administration has taken a number of precautionary measures totackle any eventuality in view of extremely heavy rainfallwarning by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) from June9 to 11, a statement issued by the civic body said.”Leaves of all the senior officials, including DeputyMunicipal commissioners (DMCs), Assistant Commissioners (AMCs)and heads of departments have been cancelled and they havebeen directed to be available in their headquarters on June 9and 10 (Saturday and Sunday),” it said.On the steps being taken, the BMC said three teams ofNational Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will be stationed atParel, Mankhurd (for eastern suburbs) and Andheri SportsComplex (for western suburbs). They are equipped withwalkie-talkies and flood rescue material.Besides, Navy personnel will be deployed in Colaba,Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay, Malad for flood rescue if required,the BMC release said.In addition to this, six Flood Rescue Teams of MumbaiFire Brigade will be posted at the Regional Command Centresand emergency support functions like BEST (bus transportsystem), police, traffic police and education officers havebeen alerted.The education officers monitoring school premises inall 24 administrative wards have been asked to keep shelterschools open 247. Dewatering pumps will be kept ready andflood-prone spots will be monitored closely during the heavyrain period, statement said.advertisementAs per the IMD forecast, there is a possibility ofvery heavy rainfall in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Mumbai, Thane,Raigad and Palghar districts on June 9. There is a similarforecast for the six districts of Konkan region, includingMumbai, and surrounding areas on June 10 and 11. PTI APMNP NP NPRYS RYS RYSlast_img read more

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