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Other Sports PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal Enter Quarterfinals Of Malaysia Masters Badminton Tournament

Posted in mzibuqwe on September 18th, 2020

first_imgKuala Lumpur: Saina Nehwal and reigning world champion PV Sindhu produced dominating performances to progress to the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Sixth seed Sindhu notched up a commanding 21-10 21-15 victory over Japan’s Aya Ohori in a pre-quarterfinal match lasting just 34 minutes. It was Sindhu’s ninth successive win over Ohori. The 24-year-old Indian, who won the World Championships in Basel last year, will take on either world number 1 Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying or seventh seed South Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the quarterfinals.Saina, who had won the Indonesia Masters last year before going through a rough patch, dispatched South Korea’s An Se Young 25-23 21-12 after a thrilling 39-minute contest to make the last eight. This is Saina’s first win over the South Korean, who got the better of the Indian in the quarterfinals of the French Open last year. The two-time Commonwealth Games champion will next take on Olympic champion Carolina Marin. Saina had defeated Lianne Tan of Belgium 21-15 21-17 in the opening round on Wednesday. In the men’s singles, Sameer Verma faltered in the second round, losing to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 19-21 20-22.PV Sindhu lost in a pulsating final to Carolina Marin in the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Image credit: Twitter)Sindhu may not be going through the best of times but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is still hopeful of a best-ever Olympics outing in Tokyo. “We have had some good performances in the last couple of Olympics. This time we will go into the Olympics with a world champion in our team (Sindhu), and hopefully, with some good preparations, we can come back with better performances than what we have had in the previous Games,” said Gopichand.Olympic HopefulSindhu is currently the reigning women’s singles world champion having clinched the title by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan at Basel, Switzerland in August last year. Gopichand, who has produced two Olympic medallists — Saina Nehwal (bronze in 2012) and Sindhu (silver in 2016) — lauded the Government of India’s Khelo India Youth Games event, saying the initiative provides great exposure to young athletes of the country. “An event like Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) which has all sports together gives a great exposure to athletes. It’s something I am very happy about. And in general, the Khelo India programme, whether it’s the scholarships or the accredited academies, helps in portraying a positive picture for sport,” he said.Also Read | Very less time to prepare but hope to do better at Asiad: SindhuThe 46-year-old, who won the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham in 2001, said the experience of competing in KIYG will help young shuttlers immensely. “I’ve been very lucky to watch the Delhi and Pune (Khelo India) Games. From a Khelo India Games perspective, I think what the Government of India is doing is very very impressive. It’s very nice for young athletes to get a chance to perform under top international conditions,” Gopichand said. “This experience will definitely help the youth in a big way. From an overall sporting culture perspective, I think this is unique.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Action heating up in Woodpecker Junior Nationals

Posted in mzibuqwe on September 18th, 2020

first_imgDAY 3 of the Junior National Squash Tournament, sponsored by Woodpecker Products on Thursday saw play heating in the Girls Under-11 competition.In the match-up of Leshante Berkley and Rylee Rodrigues, Leshaunte came out storming for an 11-0 win. Rodrigues was not about to go down without a fight and she battled through the second game and pushed Berkley all the way but wasn’t able to take this one, as Berkley managed a 12-10 win.Rylee, not giving up, took the following two games 11-7, 11-7 and the last game went to the wire in a 12-10 victory for Berkley to take the match.A similar scenario played out for Safira Summer and Malia Maikoo when each girl showed determination and grit to fight five games, with Summer triumphant in a close matchup ending in 11-13, 11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8.In a thrilling Under-13 Boys’ bout, James Mekdeci and Nicholas Verwey had the spectators’ full attention as they traded shot for shot in a four-game match. Both boys worked hard and used the court well.Verwey dominated the first game to an 11-6 win. Showing signs of fatigue, Mekdeci still dug deep in an effort to push ahead and he secured a successful second game 11-4, but was unable to catch Verwey, who regrouped to edge ahead in the third 11-8 and hold on in the fourth 11-9.The Girls’ Under-15 match between Abosaide Cadogan and Madison Fernandes did not disappoint. Both girls played outstanding squash, with well thought-out rallies, excellent court movements and sound tactics.The girls displayed a full repertoire of shots; powerful drives, low drops, trickle boasts and lobs. Cadogan retained her unbeaten record by pulling ahead in a three-game match finishing 12-10, 11-7, 12-10.Full list of matches playedUnder-11 GirlsSafira Summer overcame Malia Maikoo 11-13, 11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8L Berkley prevailed over Rylee Rodrigues 11-0, 14-12, 7-11, 7-11, 12-10Under-11 BoysShiloh Asregado beat Grant Fernandes 11-9, 11-5, 11-0Joshua Verwey overwhelmed Breno DaSilva 11-1, 11-6, 11-3.Under-13 BoysMichael Alphonso blanked Lucas Persaud 11-0, 11-0, 11-0Ethan Jonas beat Mohryan Baksh 11-8, 11-5, 11-5.Nicholas Verwey defeated James Mekdeci 11-6, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9Under-15 GirlsKirsten Gomes beat Aliyah Persuad 11-8, 11-3, 11-6.Abosaide Cadogan bettered Madison Fernandes 12-10, 11-7, 12-10.Under-15 BoysShomari Wiltshire crushed Zachary Persaud 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.Shomari Wiltshire thrashed Demetrius DeAbreu 11-1, 11-3, 11-2.Under-17 BoysDaniel Islam ttounced Osmond Mack 11-2, 11-1, 11-4Anthony Islam whipped Gianni Carpenter 11-6, 11-4, 11-6Samuel Ince-Carvalhal got the better of Lucas Jonas 11-4, 11-6, 11-9.last_img read more

Hart downs Hesperia in Class C girls semifinals, prepares to meet Shelby in finals

Posted in mzibuqwe on September 16th, 2020

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ESI Gambling Report: Recent CS:GO update rocks competitive scene

Posted in mzibuqwe on August 29th, 2020

first_imgWhether well received or not, patches and updates will roll out every so often to clean up a game typically with designs of enhancing or balancing competitive play; over the course of CS:GO’s history, there’s been a number of updates that have played a pivotal role in today’s current competitive meta. On October 9, Valve developers rolled out a patch that will indefinitely impact the strategies of tomorrow. We’ll be taking a closer look at the updates and their implications in this week’s ESI Gambling Report, Powered by Thunderpick.Taken down a pegKnown as being an up-close and personal automatic sidearm as well as a death-dealing weapon from distance in the right hands, the CZ75a has since been nerfed on Wednesday. The Official Counter-Strike blog states “increased recoil and fire inaccuracy” as well as “slightly improved accuracy recovery rate” – so what’s the breakdown?As demonstrated in the graphic below, the CZ’s recoil pattern has been appreciably refashioned to possess a more erratic and vertical spread when firing in succession.This update was brought on to encourage semi-automatic firing and reward precision shots rather than opting for the spray-and-pray. Fast-tapping accuracy will also suffer within this alteration – spacing shots properly will put more of an emphasis on where your reticle is if you plan on being on the winning side of a gunfight. Spraying remains relatively the same in terms of accuracy, so getting close with the CZ is still going to be its primary territory. Regardless, the auto-pistol will likely remain the weapon of choice for professionals opting for an eco round with a bit of added firepower.Nothing to see hereLikely to stimulate a bit of variation between the CZ and Desert Eagle, the Tec-9 received a small buff – however, it’s nothing to write home about. The original patch notes state that the weapon will be “more forgiving at medium rates of fire” yet, improvements in accuracy wouldn’t necessarily make the Tec-9 competitively viable. Credit: u/SlothSquadronWhile this is undoubtedly a buff to the Tec-9’s preciseness, it still remains largely inaccurate in both tapping and spamming. Even with a slightly higher kill bonus than the CZ, the Tec-9 won’t see much screen time when there are much better options available when talking auto-pistols. We did see Gambit give the Tec-9 a chance at StarSeries Season 6 in Round 2 against Vega Squadron – the newly upgraded pistol didn’t live up to the hype, though.A tale of two assault riflesThe AK47 and M4 have long been the competitive standards for automatic rifles – and that’s probably not going to change following the update. While these two rifles of choice remained unscathed, it was their coequals that have spent so long in the shadows that would be brought to light post-update; the AUG and SG553 that had their price reduced and ignited thoughts of these two entering the competitive conversation in one way or another. The price drop sets the AUG and SG553 only $50 more expensive than their AR counterparts with basis to consider them as viable substitutes.Speaking of the AUG, the weapon is considered to be better on paper due to a higher damage output and its’ zoom ability; however, the AUG’s downsides are its weighty recoil, long reload time and formerly, dreadfully higher price tag. The painfully difficult recoil will remain a great damper on the AUG when stacked up against the M4 while the same goes for the SG553. In a world of moving targets and spray transfers that can change the pace of a round or map when pulled off successfully, the AK and M4 will still reign in this sector. Depending on an individual’s play style though, having a scope with that extra bit of stopping power could prove to be useful.Economy of failDistinguishably the most noteworthy adjustment in the October update was the shift in the start-of-half economy. Essentially, at the start of each half, both sides will now start with a one-round loss bonus, increasing the cash pot for teams that lose the pistol round from $1,400 to $1,900 and $2,400 for a subsequent loss, etc. The economy patch has prompted a flood of theories attempting to pinpoint new opportunities for teams within this new ecosystem; while the update was designed to soften the blow of the pistol round, it erected a number of other possibilities for teams on the losing-end of opening rounds.At face value, the patch gives a force buy in the second round quite a bit more strength; for the T-side, there is more capital distributed for utility and other means of executing a bomb plant while CT’s can armour themselves with defuse kits and Kevlar. Beneath the professional level, an extra smoke grenade or flashbang might not seem like much – but when in the right hands, this supplementary utility has potential to seriously open a round up.Winning the second round force is easier than in later rounds as teams have assumedly more cash in the bank – now, with the increase in loss bonus, that force buy win scenario becomes a lot less narrow. If the team that loses the pistol round is able to clinch the following round, it’s important to note that the opposite side will be dealt $1,400 rather than the $1,900 loss bonus at the start of the half. This is where the economy patch becomes more controversial. Though implemented to reduce the emphasis of the pistol round, it fails to compensate for losing a force buy. Since CT’s place a heavier reliance on money to win rounds a successful force buy from the T-side could put their opposition up against the boards after having their economy reset.The update is believed to heavily favour the TerroristsLooking closer at T-side strategies, one recurring theme throughout this global discussion has been the opportunity for ecos in the opening two rounds. Kills and bomb plants aside, the swelling loss bonus by the third round would be enough for T’s to supply their members with AK’s, armour and a bit of utility. If the T-side is able to string together a few kills or a bomb plant in those first two rounds some T’s might be orbiting near a full buy at that point.The list of possible strategies able to come to fruition from this update is far too meticulous to profile in-depth; though, you can expect to see more robust force buy tactics in the second and third rounds as well a slightly disadvantaged CT-side as a result of this patch.How this all ultimately affects the current competitive meta is something we’ll just have to sit-back and watch unravel. In short, with more cash in hand at the beginning of each half there’s a set of new ways to attack each round and will only serve to raise the skill ceiling in professional CS:GO.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

UMBC impresses in win over Vermont

Posted in mzibuqwe on August 16th, 2020

first_imgJackson’s exploits, along with junior forward Arkel Lamar, who finished with 15 points, helped the Retrievers (18-10, 10-3) dominate the Catamounts in the paint, 40-24. The Retrievers defense was extremely tough all evening. They held Vermont to just 17-47 from the field and 19 points under their season average. The Catamounts could never seem to build momentum, partly because they committed 16 turnovers, several of which were unforced. Catonsville — Junior guard K.J. Jackson tallied 18 points on 7-13 from the field as he led his UMBC team to a 65-56 victory at home against the Vermont Catamounts (21-6, 11-2) Thursday evening. Jackson was the catalyst the entire evening for the Retrievers offense, seemingly scoring at will when he drove into the paint. Even when he wasn’t scoring, Jackson played tough defense, grabbing three defensive rebounds and accumulating two steals in 36 minutes of playing time. The Retrievers were clearly the tougher team. They made the Catamounts work hard for every opportunity, and forced the ball into the paint on offense on several occasions. UMBC has now won nine of their last 10 games, and have jumped over Stony Brook to take sole possession on second place in the America East. The game was still a one-point affair early in the second half, but the Retrievers would go on a 12-4 run over the next 5:37. center_img The Retrievers frustrated Vermont leading-scorer junior forward Anthony Lamb throughout the contest. Though Lamb did finish with 14 points, it was seven points under his average and he was only 5-14 from the field. Vermont held the lead just once during the game when they inched ahead, 20-19, with 3:44 remaining in the first half. The next five points were then scored by UMBC junior guard Ricky Council II, and the Retrievers took a slim 26-25 lead into the locker room. Perimeter defense was clearly a focus of head coach Ryan Odom, as his team held the Catamounts to 4-24 from three-point range, less than half their season average of 34%. Vermont tried to get back in the game, cutting the lead to 44-38 with 11:32 left on the clock. However, UMBC answered with a 7-0 run over the next 3:01 to effectively putting the game on ice. The win is also the third in a row for the Retrievers over the Catamounts. It’s their first three-game win streak in the all-time series since the 2007-08 season. Vermont won all 23 contests between UMBC win streaks. The Retrievers will now hit the road for two games in New York. Their first stop will be Saturday when they square off against UAlbany. Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir bids adieu to his cricketing career with yet another century

Posted in mzibuqwe on August 6th, 2020

first_imgAdvertisement frNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfrwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6fq66( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c26oymWould you ever consider trying this?😱65w1Can your students do this? 🌚8lRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: Indian Express)Advertisement Gautam Gambhir signed off his cricketing career in style as he scored his 43rd first class century vs Andhra in the Ranji Trophy for Delhi at the Feroz Shah Kotla.Advertisement But Gambhir’s final century celebration was a short one as the Delhi opener quickly acknowledged his fans and got back to is innings, in order to make his final knock a huge one.Gambhir, who was continuing from his overnight score of 92 faced no pressure in reaching the three figure mark as he brought it up with a double. The 38 year old was once again greeted by a bunch of fans in the New Pavilion, who cheered him with banners that read ‘Thank You Gauti’.Advertisement Gambhir couldn’t carry on much after reaching his century as he was soon removed for 112 by the bowling of Shoaib Khan. Throughout his innings he was being troubled by Andhra’s left-arm spinner Manish Golamaru and even got a second chance after being dropped on 105.In the end, Gambhir could bid adieu to his cricketing career in a fitting manner. The veteran announced his retirement on Tuesday after 15 years of international cricket for India.Gambhir scored 4154 runs in Test cricket from 58 matches, 5238 runs in ODIs and 932 in T20Is. His shining moment may be the 2011 World Cup where he scored 97 from 122 balls in the final against Sri Lanka to steer India to the first title since 1983. He was also part of India’s World T20 winning squad in 2007.Also Read:Rishabh Pant adds to Aussies’ struggles with persisent sledges from behind the wicket  Advertisementlast_img read more

Cardinia CFA fleet strengthened

Posted in mzibuqwe on August 5th, 2020

first_imgBy DANI ROTHWELL THIS year’s Volunteer Emergency Service Equipment Program (VESEP) has delivered for Cardinia’s CFA units. The program contributes…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Matawan team hopes to improve with experience Matawan squad faces imposing B North schedule

Posted in mzibuqwe on May 31st, 2020

first_imgStaff Writer Matawan team hopes to improve with experience Matawan squad faces imposing B North schedule Defense and speed are the hallmarks of the Matawan Regional High School baseball team. The Huskies also have a good mix of senior leaders to go with several up and coming young players as they seek to best last spring’s 7-13 record. Tri-captains John Cherry, Mike Mairs and Tom Chomko are among coach John Kaye’s mainstays. Cherry is making the move to catcher after playing third base a year ago when he hit .260. Mairs, a pitcher, first baseman and catcher, batted .250 with 12 RBI last season and Chomko established himself as a good defensive outfielder. Other key seniors include second baseman/shortstop Kevin Bowerman, who hit .280 and stole 16 bases in as many tries, and is the team’s lead-off hitter and offensive catalyst; first baseman J.P. Adduchio and infielder Perry Medina. Junior Bryan Domenick will share the middle infield positions with Bowerman. Kaye also expects offense from junior outfielders Joe Granata and Chris Miele. Sophomores Chris Beccia (.280) and A.J. Roque (.240) should be more comfortable at the plate this year with a year of experience behind them. Sophomore first baseman Ian Karg can also hit. “We play on a big field so we’ll be looking to take advantage of our speed,” Kaye said. “We want to get on and be aggressive on the base paths. With Bowerman, Cherry, Chomko, Miele and Domenick, we have excellent team speed. We’ll be looking to take the extra base whenever we can to help manufacture runs.” Besides Miele, the Huskies will have a young pitching staff, as Beccia and Roque are the other two starters. “The key for our pitchers is to throw strikes,” Kaye said. “That sounds pretty basic, but we can’t afford to give up too many free passes. We also have the defense that can make the plays.” Thus far, Matawan has struggled, getting of to an 0-3 start, including a 12-3 loss in its Monmouth County Tournament first-round game against Monmouth Regional on Saturday. The Huskies play in the competitive Shore Conference Class B North, which is expected to be headed by solid teams from Ocean and St. John Vianney. Ocean is off to a fast 2-0 start, while Vianney was upset in its first-round SCT game by Howell, 5-4, on Saturday. Both Raritan and Red Bank Regional should also field solid squads, as will Red Bank Catholic and Long Branch. Matawan does not have any easy games on its schedule, and will have to play well to better last season’s mark. By Warren Rappleyea last_img read more

Significant increases in school dropouts in Amerindian communities

Posted in mzibuqwe on January 18th, 2020

first_imgDear Editor,A Education Ministry report of November 6, 2008, revealed that, up to 2007, 13,844 students had dropped out of the primary school system, representing four per cent of the national population. The report continued: “… according to Evelyn Hamilton, Chief Planning Officer of the Ministry of Education, the situation is much worse, particularly in primary and secondary schools in hinterland areas, like Region One [Barima-Waini] and Region Nine [Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo], where rates are more than tripled.”However, the previous Administration had significantly lowered those figures when the Education Ministry in March 28, 2014, reported that school dropouts had significantly decreased through the implementation of the Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project, the objective of which was to increase the number of students with access to secondary school Mathematics teachers, who were benefiting from continuous professional development nationwide. This project was one of several projected to increase the number of students in secondary schools with improved learning conditions in targeted regions.By the time the previous Administration demitted office in 2015, Guyana had achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goal in Primary Education and was well on the way to achieving the UNMDG in secondary education. This fact was underscored by impactful examination results in every region and, because of the requisite facilitation to educational resources, Amerindian students emerged shining stars in the firmament of Guyanese scholars.Sadly, of recent times, there has been a reversal of the prior educational trends in hinterland communities; for several reasons, but mainly due to socio-economic dysfunctions within Amerindian communities.Additionally, factored into this equation, is poor attendance, low education expectations, low socio-economic status, poor education of parents, large number of siblings and not living with natural parents. The limited opportunities for academic success also inhibits higher education accessibility, exacerbated by constrained access to resources in schools as well as high pupil/teacher ratios instead of full complements of trained teachers contributing to the drop-out rates.The implications and consequences of children dropping out of school will contribute to unemployment, a life of poverty and all its related social ills, which will evolve in a vicious cycle of less than healthy lifestyles for generations to come.As we celebrate both Amerindian Heritage and Education Month, we must take cognisance of the increase in school dropouts in our Amerindian communities and its related ills. It is devastating and greatly distressing to see the reversal of over two decades of increased school attendance and the emphasis placed on education at the village level by the previous Administration.During that period, access to school systems and educational dynamics in hinterland communities across the country had been tremendously improved, with our children being afforded greatly-enhanced opportunities in upgrading our standards in life through education.Indeed, many of our children have returned with their academic successes in the various professions to serve their own communities in hinterland regions.For our nation to return to an upward growth pattern, it is vital that all our children, especially those in the hinterland regions, be given the opportunities and resources to learn and be able to develop their own communities through the requisite economic and extended support to sustain and improve academic output.Naming Lethem and Mabaruma as towns, for example, requires more than just that; but it must be accompanied with educational and economic pillars that will see our hinterland communities, and especially our young people – the leaders of the future, be provided the requisite support – at every level, to achieve their optimum potential for personal growth to develop themselves and to subsequently contribute to the development of their communities and, ultimately, their country.It is important that the government of the day recognises the imperative of governing for all the people of the land with equity and without favouring one community over the other. The Amerindian children of this nation should not be short-changed because of any prejudicial consideration and should all be treated equally. Regards,Alister Charlie, MPlast_img read more

Minibus driver charged for pensioner’s death

Posted in mzibuqwe on January 13th, 2020

first_imgHerstelling accidentThe allegedly ‘drunk’ minibus driver involved in the Herstelling public road accident which claimed the life of Basil Rambarran, an elderly pedal cyclist, was on Monday released on $500,000 bail after his arraignment before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Seekumar Singh, released on $500,000 bailSeekumar Singh of Soesdyke Back Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who was represented by defence attorney Lloyd Conway, pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on September 19, 2017 he drove minibus BLL 3749 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Rambarran.Reports reaching this publication indicate that the accident occurred at about 16:45h on the day in question, as Rambarran was heading home from work. According to Police reports, the minibus driver was heading towards Timehri when the cyclist crossed the road in the path of the oncoming minibus and the collision resulted.Singh was subsequently arrested when he failed a breathalyser test that found in excess of the legal limit of alcohol on his breath.The fallen cyclist had succumbed to multiple injuries, according to a post mortem report.Rambarran leaves to mourn his common-law wife, two daughters and grandchildren, among other relatives and friends.Singh was placed on bail in the sum of $500,000 and ordered to return to court on October 13, 2017 for continuation of this case, before appearing in another court to answer to a traffic charge of driving whilst having consumed more than the legal limit of alcohol.However, that charge was withdrawn and discontinued against the defendant when the magistrate found the particulars to be ambiguous. (Paula Gomes)last_img read more