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National Mini-Cadet, Pre-Cadet TT Championships

first_img… Billingy cops Mini-Cadet gold medalJASMINE Billingy emerged as the 2019 Girls’ 11-year-and-under (Mini-Cadet) national champion, when she battled past all opponents yesterday, on the opening day of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) National Mini- and Pre-Cadet TT Championships, at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Billingy a tenacious hardworking and exceptional talent was outstanding in the round-robin finals played between herself, Akira Watson, Samara Sukhai and Quavana Torrington.The nine-year-old overcame the challenges of Watson, who finished second with an aggregate of one defeat and two wins, and Sukhai who won the bronze medal.Billingy, who will be one of Guyana’s selected athletes to the ITTF World Hopes Table Tennis training camp, will also lead Guyana’s charge at the Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships scheduled for July 11-19 and 20-27 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.In the Boys’ Pre-Cadet (13-year-and-under division), the key favourite to take the title, national 15-and-under and 18-and-under Boys champion, Jonathan Van Lange, navigated his way safely in the group stages of the competition.Van Lange’s main rivals Krystian Sahadeo, Dhanesh Persaud and Colin Wong were also unbeaten in the group stage. Action continues tomorrow in the Pre-Cadet (Boys and Girls) and the Mini-Cadet (Boys).Tomorrow, the GTTA 15-and-under and 18-and-under Open Junior Challenge will serve off from 10:00hrs at the same venue.last_img read more

Eric Dungey becomes SU’s all-time passing leader in the third quarter against West Virginia

first_imgORLANDO, Fla.— Senior quarterback Eric Dungey is now Syracuse’s all-time leading passer. A third-quarter shovel pass to Chris Elmore of Friday evening’s Camping World Bowl pushed Dungey to 9,194 passing yards, passing Ryan Nassib (9,190 yards) atop the all-time list.Dungey entered his final game with SU on Friday holding 18 program records including passing yards per game (237.8), total offense (11,008) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (35). In 2018, he’s thrown for 2565 yards and 17 touchdowns while also rushing for 732 yards and 15 touchdowns.Dungey amassed this feat without playing a full season until this year. Missing four games his freshman season and three in his sophomore and junior years, Dungey’s passing touchdowns and yards are the most he’s had in a single season with the Orange. Comments Published on December 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WATCH: C.K Akonnor dances to ‘Omo Ada’ with Kotoko fans

first_imgKumasi Asante Kotoko booked their place in the final of the Normalization Committee Tier 1 Special Competition with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium.The game ended 1-1 after regulation time with Adbul Safiu Fatawu and Christopher Bonney getting the goals for either side.Hearts defender Mohammed Alhassan missed his side’s fifth spot kick, allowing Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong to score and seal the win for his side.After the final whistle, Kotoko Head Coach C.K Akonnor celebrated with the away fans, by doing the customary dance accompanying rapper Medikal’s Omo Ada hit song.C.K Akonnor’s Omo Ada dance after the game 🔥😂 #CitiSports #NCSpecial pic.twitter.com/TGy3X3kgb3— Dani Koranteng (@Dani77k) June 17, 2019 CK Akonnor is living his dreams with @AsanteKotoko_SC, what a fantastic coach! #Kotoko4Africa pic.twitter.com/5lUADNT75q— Yaw Antwi Owusu (@OYAntwi) June 16, 2019last_img read more

History man Nadal sweeps to ‘incredible’ 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem.The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in a repeat of the 2018 final.Nadal is now just two behind Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 majors and three ahead of Novak Djokovic who was knocked out by Thiem in the semi-finals.The world number two also took his Paris record to an astonishing 93 wins and just two losses having previously won the title in 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 and 2018.“I want to say congratulations to Dominic. I feel sorry as he deserves to win it as well,” said Nadal.“But he has every chance in the future. He has unbelievable talent for the sport and I want to encourage him for the future.“It’s a dream to win again, an incredible moment. When I first played here in 2005 I never thought I would be still playing here in 2019.“It’s very special for me.”Sunday’s triumph confirmed the ‘Big Three’ stranglehold on the Grand Slams having shared the last 10 between them.It also gave Nadal an 82nd career title and 950th match win.“It’s very tough. I gave everything these last two weeks,” said Thiem, who had seven fewer winners and seven more unforced errors in the final.“Rafa, well done. You are an amazing champion and a legend in our sport.“I am happy that you are playing. To win 12 times, it’s unreal. I will try again, for sure.”Thiem would have felt confident going into the final having beaten Nadal on clay on his way to the title in Barcelona in April.But with the exception of defeats to Robin Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic in 2016, the outcome of this year’s tournament was brutally familiar. “I am sorry as you are one of the best examples on tour,” added Nadal.“You are a hard worker, always have a smile on your face and are a good person. That’s the most important thing.“Thanks for being a great inspiration for me and small kids around the world.– ‘You’ll win it one day’ –“If I wanted to lose to someone it would be you because you deserve it. Well done and keep going — you will win this for sure.”In a 53-minute first set of brutal hitting and raw physicality, it was Thiem who broke first for a 3-2 lead.But the 25-year-old’s joy was short-lived as Nadal retrieved the break in the sixth game before racing away with the next three games to pocket the opener.Thiem, who had beaten his opponent four times on clay in his career, failed to claim a single point off Nadal’s first five service games of the second set.However, the dogged Austrian pushed and pushed, forced Nadal into three rushed groundstrokes and, from nowhere, broke to take the second set.It was the first set he had managed to take off Nadal at Roland Garros after three previous defeats.Nadal was riled by the insult.He swept the first 10 points of the third set, carving out a double break for 3-0 before sweeping to a third break for the set.Thiem, bidding to become just Austria’s second Grand Slam champion after Thomas Muster won in Paris in 1995, had played four successive days to reach Sunday’s final and the toll was slowly telling.He wasted break points in the first and third games of the fourth set and Nadal pounced to stretch to 3-0.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

English internationals set their sights on the Carris Trophy

first_img Tags: Ben Schmidt, Carris Trophy, Conor Gough, England Boys’ Squad, Moor Park 15 Jul 2019 English internationals set their sights on the Carris Trophy English internationals Conor Gough and Ben Schmidt will head the field when the English Boy’s Under-18 Open Stroke Play Championship gets underway at Moor Park in Hertfordshire on July 23.Gough, the reigning British Boys’ champion from Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, and Yorkshireman Schmidt, from Rotherham Golf Club in Yorkshire, who earlier this year became the youngest-ever winner of the Brabazon Trophy, will be joined by international colleague Max Hopkins, from Bishops Stortford and Hertfordshire, who was also part of the English team that finished fifth in the recent European Boys’ Team Championship at Chantilly.Other current English Boys’ squad members in the field include George Leigh (Trevose and Cornwall) and Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted and Herfordshire).Twelve months ago, 18-year-old Barclay Brown, from Hallamshire Golf Club in Yorkshire, birdied the last two holes to snatch a one-shot victory over Italy’s Gregorio De Leo at Fulford and this year sees another strong international contingent from the same country as well as representatives from Australia, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Estonia and the Czech Republic.Moor Park is the historic home of the Championship. It was staged at the Hertfordshire club on an annual basis between 1935 and 1987 (except for a break during World War Two) and on seven occasions since, most recently in 2014 when Hayden McCullen claimed the title.Other past winners of the Carris Trophy include Justin Rose, Tom Lewis, Peter Baker, David Gilford, Sandy Lyle and Ken Brown.The 72-hole stroke play championship is played over four days between the 23rd and the 26th of July. The full field plays 18 holes on each of the first two days. After 36 holes, the leading 60 competitors and those tied in 6th place play a further 18 holes on the third day. There is then a re-draw with the final 18 holes being played on the fourth day.last_img read more

Old Gravestones To Be Repaired

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |SHREWSBURY – If you’re whistling past Shrewsbury’s Christ Church graveyard next year, it won’t be out of superstitious fear. You’ll probably be reacting to the restoration of 75 historic grave markers in the 300-year old burial ground. Thanks to a recently awarded $117,000 preservation grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust, the Sycamore Avenue and Broad Street final resting place of about 1,500 souls will look, well, old, but better.A weather and time-worn sandstone grave marker in the Christ Church Cemetery in Shrewsbury.Graveyard Commission chairman and parish historian Robert M. Kelly Jr. said the grant enables the parish to continue the important restoration work begun under a previous grant related to Super Storm Sandy. It will also supplement work first started in 2015 under a Department of the Interior grant for storm repair and resiliency efforts. The former project included photographs of every grave marker from multiple angles. The condition of each stone was described and notated – a historical record in itself and a beginning point for future restorations.Fourteen grave markers in critical condition, mostly 18th century brown sandstones, were expertly restored two years ago by Jablonski Building Conservators, under the supervision of Lorraine Schnabel LLC., an architectural conservation firm specializing in historic masonry.  Schnabel’s company also submitted a complete condition assessment, detailed specifications which will guide restoration work funded by the new grant.Kelly is pleased by the results to date. “Grave marker repair can be a complex process depending upon the composition of the marker,” he said. “Is it made from granite, marble, sandstone or slate? And the condition of the stone: Is it broken, delaminated, leaning, etc.? Multiple steps also involve chemicals and adhesives. Considerable training and experience is required.”The Christ Church burial ground has been in use continually since its inception, forming a historical record of the evolution of the area. Eight hundred eighty individual markers have been recorded and mapped, with the likelihood that more are just below the surface and out of sight.Kelly became highly involved with the Christ Church Cemetery some years ago when he and Trevor Kirkpatrick undertook an immense project to identify all the folks interred there. Kirkpatrick plotted and photographed each individual gravesite, then created a searchable genealogical database invaluable to researchers. New and overlooked information about Shrewsbury history, religious and secular, was discovered.Kelly’s foresight is now rewarded. “The funding demonstrates the recognition by the New Jersey Historic Trust of the value of grave markers in understanding our history,” he says. “Further, the grant includes funding for a grave marker cleaning workshop for the public and a self-guided tour that makes the history more accessible and vibrant for the community.”Richard Veit, chair of the department of history and anthropology at Monmouth University and a leading expert in New Jersey graveyards, will develop the curriculum for the self-guided tour of the cemetery.This article was first published in the Oct. 12-19, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Mickey Arthur compares young Pakistani batsman to Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgThere aren’t many batsmen in the world who are as technically gifted as Sachin Tendulkar was but there are a few in international cricket who certainly seem quite similar to him. A player from across the border received as big a compliment as he could expect early on in his career.The batsman in question here is Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq, who according to coach Mickey Arthur, is technically the best batsman in the side at the moment.”Technically, Asad Shafiq is our best batsman,” Arthur told ESPNCricinfo in a recent interview.”When he gets forward he is sideways on. Look at him: short, balanced, punches well off the front foot, cuts exceptionally well.”Arthur then went on to say that watching Shafiq bat reminds him a little bit of the Indian legend.”At times I could almost visualise Sachin Tendulkar. That is high praise, and I have told him that.”Shafiq played some crucial knocks on Pakistan’s recent tour of England, where he made 274 runs in four Tests including a century in the final Test at the Oval which his team won and managed to draw the series 2-2. He had also scored 73 and 49 in the first Test at Lord’s which Pakistan won by 75 runs. In both matches where Pakistan lost, Shafiq managed just 43 runs.In the final match at Oval, Shafiq was promoted to No. 3 and he repaid the faith of his coach and captain Misbah-ul-Haq by slamming a magnificent 109, his ninth Test ton, and shared a 150-run stand for the fourth wicket with double centurion Younis Khan which helped Pakistan reach 542 and take a huge first innings lead of 214 runs.advertisementArthur though, refused to comment on whether Shafiq would be given a longer rope at No. 3 indicating that the best player in the side would get that spot.”Asad Shafiq was moved to No. 3 because Hafeez was dropped,” Arthur said. “So that position has become available.”There are people who want that position and somebody who fits the bill in terms of physical, mental, tactical and technical will get that role.”Technically your best player should be batting at No. 3. I was really impressed with Asad, who really wanted the opportunity to bat up the order.”He batted up the order at The Oval after getting a pair in Birmingham. And then got a hundred, and that says so much for his temperament and skill,” the former South Africa and Australia coach added.Pakistan’s next assignment is against the West Indies in the UAE where they will play three Twenty20 internationals starting from September 23, followed by three ODIs and as many Tests.last_img read more

18 days agoMan Utd midfielder Pogba working his way to full fitness in Dubai

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Pogba working his way to full fitness in Dubaiby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is working his way to full fitness in Dubai.Pogba has given embattled Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an injury boost by stepping up his return from injury in an Instagram post.The World Cup winner has battled with an ankle injury since the end of August and though he played the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League last Monday, the midfielder has missed United’s last two matches. The midfielder, though, is expected to be back playing for United after the international break and could make his return in a crucial game at table toppers Liverpool on October 18. The United star uploaded a 20-second clip of him working out on an exercise bike on a rooftop in Dubai. last_img read more

Major North American indices mostly positive after Trump Kim summit

first_imgMajor North American indices mostly moved up as the U.S. President and North Korean leader ended their historic summit.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 25.69 points to 16,288.98.South of the border, markets were mixed but mostly flat.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average declined 1.58 points to 25,320.73. The S&P 500 index rose 4.85 points to 2,786.85 and the Nasdaq composite index moved up 43.87 points to 7,703.79.That movement came as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un wrapped their meeting. The duo committed to work “toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” and to “build a lasting and stable peace regime” there. Many of the details were left vague.“I think the initial agreement is probably market positive, but the proof will ultimately be in the pudding,” said Patrick Bernes, a portfolio manager for CIBC Asset Management.The market is now focusing on a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve that starts Wednesday. Investors expect the Fed to raise interest rates, but will also be watching for how many interest rates hikes are still expected in 2018, he said.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.90 cents US, down 0.06 of a US cent.The July crude contract gained 26 cents to US$66.36 per barrel and the July natural gas contract shed a penny to about US$2.94 per mmBTU.The August gold contract fell US$3.80 to US$1,299.40 an ounce and the July copper contract retreated about a penny to roughly US$3.25 a pound.— With files from the Associated PressFollow @AleksSagan on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated the Canadian dollar averaged 76.82 cents US.last_img read more

Security Council reform very divisive process: General Assembly President

first_imgUnited Nations: UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has called the long-stalled Security Council reform process “very divisive” and “contentious” and said that to move forward, it has to avoid becoming a “zero sum game”. The co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) for Council reforms, Permanent Representatives Lana Zaki Nusseibeh of the United Arab Emirates and Christian Braun of Luxembourg, whom she had appointed “are both putting a lot of effort and they are working, engaging with all member states, trying to pull together the different positions, trying to look at the commonalities to see how we can tackle the issue in order to avoid the zero sum game”, Espinosa said on Friday at a news conference here. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping Espinosa sidestepped a question if she expected India to become a permanent member of the Council for which it has been campaigning intensively. “It is true that people are getting impatient after 10 years of the IGN,” she said. Giving a downbeat assessment of the main hurdle to reforming the Council, she said: “Perhaps I shouldn’t be saying this because I’m supposed to be neutral, but sometimes we see the security Council reform as an either or and in black and white issue.” Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang The reform process has been stuck in a procedural groove unable to even get an agreement on a negotiating text — an agenda-setting document on which to base the discussions on envisioning a Council reflecting the 21st century realities. A group of 13 countries led by Italy that call themselves United for Consensus (UfC) have blocked progress by preventing the adoption of the negotiating text by claiming that it can come only after there is a consensus on reforms, which is elusive without a basic document. Pakistan is also a part of the group whose members each want to prevent a particular country from getting permanent membership. Speaking of the enormity of the task of getting 193 members of the UN to work together, she said, “It is not an easy issue. I want to be very open and frank with you. It is very divisive, it is contentious. “I think we have to make sure that the process continues, that all member states engage and we pull and push and push and pull and walk the extra mile.” She pointed out that “this is very much a member-state driven process” – where the member nations have to decide on the reforms. “My role as president is to accompany, to lead, to make sure the process continues, to make sure that it is an inclusive process, that it is transparent.” While the reform of the structure of the Council may seem distant, she said that meanwhile there were many things that could be done to improve the working of the Council. The 10 non-permanent members of the Council are already working towards this “de facto” by improving the working methods and increasing the transparency of the Council.last_img read more