Other Sports PV Sindhu enters semi-final of World Badminton Championship, assured of medal

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: PV Sindhu overcame a spirited performance from Tai Tzu Ting as she defeated the Chinese Taipei player 12-21,23-21, 21-19 to enter the semi-final of the World Badminton Championship in Basel and assure herself of a fifth medal in the tournament. Sindhu had lost in the 2017 edition of the tournament to Nozomi Okuhara and she will be determined to secure the gold medal this time. Sindhu, however, sailed into the quarterfinals with an easy 21-14 21-6 win over ninth seed Beiwan Zheng of the United States. Sindhu will now face second seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.Sindhu had lost to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and Carolina Marin of Spain respectively in the summit clash of the last two editions of the World Championships in 2017 and 2018.Asked if she is hoping to make it third time lucky, Sindhu replied: “Well, I have trained hard and I hope I can do well. I have to perform well but there is no pressure. I been working on my defence, physical fitness and also on-court skills. We do have all kinds of strokes but to improve we have to keep training. So I have to do it all the time to make myself perfect,” Sindhu told PTI in interview.  “It is important to know which strokes to play at the right time, sometimes you can get tired and you can go blank but as a player you need to know which strokes to play in tough situations,” she said.  Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi is the one player who has stopped Sindhu twice with an aggressive game plan in the last two tournaments of the year in Indonesia and Japan.center_img PV Sindhu entered the semi-final of the World Badminton Championship.PV Sindhu had lost in the final in 2017 to Nozomi Okuhara.PV Sindhu had lost to Carolina Marin in 2018.last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Bookings: Dec. 23 to Dec. 30, 2013

first_imgKnight, Dylan James19Mulvane, KS21st and A St Wellington, KSWPDDWS12/26/13 KRGC1 Maurer, James31Mulvane, KS500 W Bridge Mulvane KsMPDDriving under the influence12/29/13 Perrine, Dennis38Wichita, KS100 S Main South HavenSUSODriving while suspended12/27/13 Wellington PD7 KHP4 Depperschmidt, David43Quinter, KS777 Kansas Star DriveKRGCTheft12/24/14 Bookings Bickerstaff, Timothy33Wellington, KS.1600 E US 166 Geuda Springs, KsSUSOPossession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Transporting open container12/28/13 12/26/13 Napper, Kelsey51Sedgwick, Ks1400 N US 81 Peck KsSUSODriving while suspended12/27/13 Conrady, Grant19Wichita, KSUS 81 / Tyler RoadSUSODriving while suspended12/27/13 Mulvane2 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 12/23/2013 thru 12/30/2013 Brown,  Zachariah28Wellington, KS.700 S G Wellington, KSWPDAgg Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Threat12/24/13 Campbell, Aaron Kelly29Wellington, KS.1416 Michigan Wellington, KSWPDDV Battery, Interference LEO12/29/13 Pearson, Ashley N.24Wellington, KS.610 E. Hillside, Wellington KS.WPDCrimingal Damage to Property and D.V. Battery12/23/13 Oneth, Nathan31Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star DriveMPDDriving under the influence12/28/13center_img Sumner Co6 Belle Plaine0 Heard, Ernest29Wichita, KS100 Block Casino Drive, Mulvane KsKHPDriving while suspended12/28/13 Culver, Roy Navarro22Wichita, KS1210 N B Wellington, KSWPDFTA12/26/13 Suttles, Robert Andrew34Winfield, KSK-15 and TristanSUSOFTA12/24/13 Diaz-Montoya, Luis A.27Oklahoma City, OK.I-35, MP 9KHPD.W.S. and D.U.I.12/25/13 Bail Bondsman1 Littleton, Timi Dean50Billings, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence12/26/13 Sedgwick Co11 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Caldwell PD0 Schlegel, Seth Andrew36Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star DriveKHPDUI, Driving with out license, refused breath test, refuse test for drugs12/26/13 Dugan, Dustin42Wellington, KS.1300 N B St Wellington, KsWPDDriving while suspended12/27/13 Quackenbush, Kindra31Wichita, KS4148 S Hydraulic Wichita, KsBail bondsmanFailure to Appear12/30/13 Hay, Dylan Michael24Wellington, KS.1310 Michigan Wellington, KSWPDPossession of opiate, Interference LEO12/29/13 Vestring, Joseph19Wichita, KSI35 MP 14 Wellington KsKHPDriving under the influence, Minor in possession12/28/13last_img read more

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DeGale keen to put on ‘wicked’ display

first_imgJames DeGale has vowed to produce a more aggressive display when he defends his WBC Silver super-middleweight title against the unbeaten Gevorg Khatchikian at the City Academy, Bristol, on 1 March.The fight will be DeGale’s first since a points victory against Dyah Davis in November and takes place ahead of a planned final eliminator for a world title shot.“I’ve heard Bristol people are passionate about their boxing – they’ve had a couple of good fighters over the years – so it should be good, I’m looking forward to it,” said the Harlesden man.“You’re going to see a lot more power, a lot more spite – an aggressive me – and you’ll see a good finish. He’s in trouble, trust me.“I’m not looking too far passed him. He’s unbeaten, he’s ambitious and he’s coming to win. I’ve had a look at him on YouTube and he’s tough, game, likes to have a fight and he’s kind of fast.“But the way I’m feeling now, I’m going to look to put on a wicked performance and prove that I am world class and I’m ready to box for the world title and win the world title.”See also:Victory keeps DeGale in line for title shotPromoter will not ‘buckle to pressure’ as DeGale eyes title shotDeGale tells promoter to deliver title fightPromoter vows to deliver DeGale title fightDeGale in line for world title eliminator Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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MTN-Qhubeka becomes first African team to compete in le Tour

first_imgSome of the riders on team MTN-Qhubeka. (Image: MTN-Qhubeka)The MTN-Qhubeka cycling team has made history by becoming the first African team to be invited to race in prestigious Tour de France in July. The announcement by the race organizers Amaury Sports Organisation was a dream come true for members of the African team.Five of the twenty teams that take part in the toughest road cycle race are by invitation. Other teams invited are: the German squad Bora-Argon 18, who raced in 2014 under the Netapp-Endura banner, and the French teams Cofidis, Europcar and Bretagne-Séché Environnement.MTN-Qhubeka principal, Doug Ryder, admits that he almost fainted when he received the invitation. “When I received a text message from Christian Prudhomme saying welcome to the Tour de France asking me to call him back, I simply could not contain myself, I shouted to my wife and then things started going crazy. I have been waiting my whole life for this news. The pressure over the years of getting partners and riders to believe in this dream is finally a reality.“We have so many people to thank that have been a part of this journey and I know our riders and staff will be the most motivated team in the world right now ahead of our 2nd training camp starting this weekend. We will not only ride in the Tour, we will compete and we will have the support of the whole continent behind us.”MTN-Qhubeka is supported by MTN, the telecoms company, Samsung and Qhubeka, a volunteer organisation. Qhubeka means progress and aims to help rural communities by giving bicycles to children in return for work done to improve the environment or community.A DREAM COMES TRUEAfter a seven year wait, the MTN-Qhubeka team is eyeing stage wins and a jersey at the race. Ryder said: “It’s been years of hard work and getting people to believe in this project and to believe in the potential of African cycling.“African sport has always been good, especially endurance running, and our theory was always if we can get more kids on bicycles in Africa, can you imagine how we can transform cycling because of the endurance running talent that has just been so successful over the last 30 years. For us to go to the Tour de France as the first African-registered team, that door will literally never close now.”While it is a historic moment for World and African cycling, for the MTN-Qhubeka team receiving a wild card invitation to le Tour is a dream come true for the entire MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung team,“This will be the first time an African registered team will take part in this, the biggest cycling race in the world. We are extremely proud to be able to represent South Africa and Africa on one of the biggest stages in world sport,” it said in a statement on their website.The riders will tackle 21 stages, covering 3 344km in total before the 2015 Le Tour finishes on the famous Champs Elysees on 26 July. The ASO also announced the 20 teams that will take part in the Critérium du Dauphiné and MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are delighted to have been included in this event as well. The Critérium du Dauphiné is a World Tour event starting on the 7th of June which will be vital in their Tour de France preparation.Brian Smith, general Manager of MTN-Qhubeka, revealed to the BBC that the Nelson Mandela Foundation was keen for the team to mark Mandela Day. “They have made it clear they would like to see an African team in the Tour de France, and maybe wearing a special jersey of 67 for Mandela Day.“I feel extremely proud to be part of a bit of African cycling history. It’s been a lot of hard work from many people and today has been very emotional. This is a new chapter for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung and we hope there will be many more chapters to come. This team is about making a difference and we are looking forward going to the Tour and making sure we make all our partners and supporters happy.”The teams riders include: Natnael Berhane, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Theo Bos, Gerald Ciolek, Steve Cummings, Nicolas Dougall, Tyler Farrar, Matthew Goss, Jacques Janse van Rensburg, and, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg to name a few.last_img read more

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AFBF releases new agricultural career education games for young students

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new “My Little Ag Me” game and a new agricultural literacy display resource, the My American Farm Fair Display Kit.The new version of My Little Ag Me features five new agriculture careers and two expansion levels to encourage deeper learning. It’s geared towards students in grades 3-5 and can be played online at www.myamericanfarm.org.“While playing My Little Ag Me, students will be exposed to careers from all nine of the agriculture career focus areas,” said Christy Lilja, acting executive director of the Foundation. “Along with the game, we’ve also created a volunteer guide for those in the agriculture industry interested in sharing about their careers with students in multiple school settings. This volunteer guide includes presentation outlines, PowerPoint templates and additional activities to support the My Little Ag Me game,” she said.The My American Farm Display Kit is a new resource for volunteers to use at fairs and events to set up a professional, accurate and easy-to-use agricultural literacy display. The kit includes four large banners that bring learners into a life-size corn field, dairy parlor, farmers’ market and machine shed. Each of the banners provides an interactive approach to learning about a specific part of agriculture. The kit includes activity cards that align with the theme of each banner, a welcome poster and a set-up guide to create a complete agricultural literacy experience area. Banners are available to order or download graphics for local printing at www.myamericanfarm.org.The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visithttp://myamericanfarm.org or http://www.myamericanfarm.org/fairs_events/gaming_area.last_img read more

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Google Launches App Inventor: DIY App Creation Tool for Android

first_imgGoogle: Anyone with an Idea is Welcome HereGoogle, on the other hand, is taking an entirely different stance than Apple. Instead of locking down its App Market, barring entry to anyone but those who know how to code in the languages it specifies, Google is embracing “openness,” saying anyone with an idea is welcome here. To function, Google’s App Inventor uses the Open Blocks Java library for creating visual blocks programming languages. Open Blocks is distributed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program and derives from thesis research by Ricarose Roque. It’s also closely related to the Scratch programming language – a language, notes Forrester Research principal analyst Jeffrey Hammond, that was banned on the iPhone. Yes, that may mean a bunch more “junk” applications, as TechCrunch rightly points out. But it could also mean more great applications, too. Or maybe just more of everything. Like Michael Gartenberg, partner at Altimeter Group, quipped on Twitter this morning: “…look how much damage those WYSIWYG word processors and graphics programs have done.” Damage? Like a Web where everyone can publish?Those interested in signing up for App Inventor can do so here. Tags:#Features#Google#mobile#web sarah perez Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Today Google launched “App Inventor,” a do-it-yourself mobile app creation tool that lets anyone build their own Android applications without needing to know how to program or even write a line of code. Instead, using an online interface, would-be developers visually design the app’s interface and interactions, using drag-and-drop blocks that specify what the app should look like and how it should behave. Want your app to talk to Twitter? There’s a button for that. Want your app to use text-to-speech? No problem. Use the GPS? Piece of cake. Or so says Google, who had tested the app for a year prior to launch with groups that included “sixth graders, high school girls, nursing students and university undergrads who are not computer science majors,” reports The New York Times, who broke the story this morning. See also:5 Big Questions About Google’s New App InventorDoes that list of testers sound a little odd to you? “It’s so easy a high school girl can use it!” Or a nursing student! (A profession still dominated by women, mind you.) In any event, the point The New York Times was making is that Google App Inventor is so easy anyone can use it; they just came about that point in a somewhat sexist way. Official DIY App Highlights Difference Between Apple and Google PhilosophiesBut DIY app creation tools aren’t new, nor are they unique to Google Android. However, apps like these usually exist as third-party applications, not ones that are officially launched and blessed by the company whose software they support. For example, in Apple’s ecosystem, there are a number of DIY apps that let non-developers create and submit iPhone applications to the iTunes App Store without needing to know Apple’s own development language. Last year, we profiled over a dozen of these services, ranging from the templated creations made with Sweb Apps to the more robust app builders from Appcelerator and Rhomobile. Unfortunately, third-party Apple tools are always just one step away from being knocked out of existence, thanks to Apple’s ever-changing software developer kit license. Earlier this year, Apple famously updated its terms to specify that only applications written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript would be permitted in the iTunes Store. The move was a swipe at Adobe, and the intended victim was Adobe’s Flash-to-iPhone packager, a tool that would have allowed Adobe developers to code for Apple’s platform with Flash. But in Apple’s zest to kick out Adobe, other application developers were fearful as well that they, too, would be affected. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Oscar Pistorius allowed to compete for SA again

first_imgOscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country.”As he stands right now, he’s free (to compete),” South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee chief executive Tubby Reddy said on Monday.Pistorius faces years in jail after being convicted of culpable homicide in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. However, there is no minimum sentence for the conviction in South African law and the double-amputee Olympian could receive a suspended sentence and no jail time.”As long as competing doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge when she decides Pistorius’s sentence next month, he can run for South Africa,” Reddy said. Pistorius would only have to meet normal sports qualifying criteria.Reddy dismissed reports of a meeting of SASCOC officials this week to decide Pistorius’s eligibility, saying there was nothing to decide. Last year, Pistorius was cleared to run overseas after appealing his bail terms, but chose not to while he concentrated on his murder trial.Pistorius’s agent, Peet van Zyl, said that competing now was not an option but they would sit down and take stock after his sentencing hearing, which starts October 13.”It’s all up to Oscar. He must decide what he wants to do,” Van Zyl said, adding he would only talk with Pistorius about running again after sentencing.advertisementPistorius wouldn’t be allowed to run while serving a prison or house-arrest sentence, but a fine and a suspended prison term is also an option for the judge.Pistorius and his longtime coach, Ampie Louw, said before Steenkamp’s killing that they wanted to retire together at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Van Zyl said on Saturday that Pistorius hadn’t done any running on the track for ages but was regularly working out in a gym. Pistorius’s last competitive race was the 400m final at the London Paralympics two years ago, when he retained his title.last_img read more

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10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

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Kirby Smart Responds To Jim Harbaugh’s “Barking Up The Wrong Tree” Tweet

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) kirby smart georgiaTwitter/@KirbySmartUGAAt this rate, Jim Harbaugh’s ongoing war of words with half of the college football world may last until next season. It looks like he’ll have to find another new sparring partner, however. Georgia’s Kirby Smart was critical of Michigan’s upcoming trip to IMG Academy, saying that he believes the NCAA will have to step in to stop it. That earned him a tweet from Harbaugh, who said that he was “barking up the wrong tree” with any assertion that Michigan is trying to break NCAA rules.And that is enough for Smart. When asked about Harbaugh’s response, he chose not to feed things any more. From Macon.com:“No reaction,” Smart said following an hour-long speech he gave at the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia’s football coaches conference. “To be honest with you, I’m focused on what we can do at the University of Georgia to get better. That’s the most important thing to me, getting better there.”That’s no fun, Kirby. Luckily, odds are Harbaugh will find someone else to get into it with soon enough. He’s very good at that.[Macon.com]last_img read more

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Rogers Media buys podcast company Pacific Content

first_imgRogers Media is expanding its stake in the podcast market, as the company announced Wednesday that it has purchased the Vancouver-based podcast company Pacific Content.“Podcasting is a big part of the future of audio,” Julie Adam, the senior vice-president of Rogers Radio, said in a statement.According to Canadian Podcast Listener from May 2018, 26 per cent of Canadians listen to podcasts once a month, while 18 per cent listen weekly.Last year, Rogers launched the Frequency Podcast Network, featuring shows such as The Big Story and Moms in the Middle — the latter co-hosted by Melanie Ng, one of the faces of Breakfast Television in Toronto.Pacific Content, which produces original and award-winning podcasts across North America, was the first branded content podcast business to launch globally. It is now one of the largest on the continent.“We have found an incredibly smart, bold and collaborative partner in Rogers Media,” Steve Pratt, the vice-president of Pacific Content, said.“Both Rogers Media and Pacific Content share a strong passion in driving forward the future of both audio and branded content.”Along with expanding its podcast market, Rogers currently owns 56 radio stations, 29 local TV stations, 23 conventional and specialty television stations across the country, as well as digital websites.Rogers is the parent company of this station and website.last_img read more

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