Okabe stretches win streak to four

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 SAPPORO (Kyodo) Takanobu Okabe captured his fourth straight domestic event of the season with another convincing win at the Sapporo Olympic Memorial international ski jumping meet on Friday.Okabe, individual gold medalist at the 1995 Nordic world championships and a member of Japan’s 1998 Nagano Olympic gold medal-winning team, had the day’s longest effort of 97.5 meters on both of his jumps on the K-90 Miyanomori hill to earn 262.0 points. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

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Lifestyle Management Is Important – Cotterill

first_imgCity’s players have spent plenty of time on their team bus in recent weeks, and are currently in the middle of a run of five away games in six.Next up is a trip to Crawley Town on Saturday (3pm kick-off), with the team heading off to West Sussex in preparation today.“I talk to the lads about their downtime a lot,” said boss Cotterill on Bristol City Player. “When you’re on a high after a win, it takes a while to get to sleep.“We seem to be either playing games or sat on a bus all the time at the moment. It can mess with your sleep patterns so it’s important [the players] manage that right.“At this stage of the season it’s probably as important as what we do on the training pitches because a lot of that is actually engrained in them now.“All the lads seem fine. We’re travelling today so we’ll get up there and do our work ahead of the game.”Earlier in the season City were 1-0 victors over the Red Devils with Luke Ayling breaking the deadlock late on.“Lewis Price was outstanding in goal on that occasion for Crawley,” added Cotterill.“Although it looked like a close game, we were the ones pushing all game.“They’ve chopped and changed their formations and they’ve had the managerial change. They played a back three against us last time, and I don’t know if they’ll do that again.”Cotterill has also reported a fully-fit squad for the trip.last_img read more

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Elegant Jewellery and Pawn Shop supports Prime Minister’s Cup 2

first_imgELEGANT Jewellery and Pawn Shop has thrown its support behind the second edition of the Prime Minister’s T20 Cup.This partnership was confirmed recently when the entity presented a cheque to the organisers, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL), at the Regal Stationery Computer Centre, 69 Seaforth Street, Campbellville.Devon Callendar of Elegant Jewellery and Pawn Shop, who made the presentation to secretary of the GSCL, Telesha Ousman, said the business entity is pleased to be a part of the tournament for the second consecutive year.He added that softball cricket is a family-oriented sport, and he is calling on the fans to support the game.Ousman expressed gratitude to the sponsor and said that the tournament is expected to attract some of the top local teams and also involves teams from Canada, New York and Florida.Ousman pointed out that lighted bails will be used in the finals and no entrance fee is required.The tournament will be played in the All-Stars and Masters categories. The winning team in the All-Stars segment will take home a trophy and $700 000 and the runners-up a trophy and $100 000, while the champion side in the Masters division will pocket a trophy and $600 000 and the runners-up a trophy and $100 000.The GSCL secretary indicated that Florida/Guyana Hope, one of the teams in the tournament, will present US$20 000 to the Guyana/Florida Hope charitable organisation during the competition which will commence on October 19 and conclude on October 21 at the Everest Cricket Club ground.The first 12 teams to register in the All-Stars category and 16 in the Masters division will be accepted.The venues identified for preliminary matches are Everest Cricket Club, Muslim Youth Organisation, Gandhi Youth Organisation, GNIC SC, DCC, Police, Malteenoes SC, YMCA and Ogle.Live crossover band and cheerleaders will provide added entertainment during the finals while there will be lots of giveaways for the fans.last_img read more

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From Italy: West Ham arrive in Rome today, keen on 2…

first_imgWest Ham officials are set to arrive in Rome today, according to Il Messeggero, to continue their Felipe Anderson chase. It’s stated the Hammers’ first offer was €30m, including bonuses, which was quickly rejected. The representatives arrive with a new offer of €35m with bonuses and it’s unsure what will happen now.Lazio have wanted €45m as their asking price and the Italian newspaper says the club doesn’t intend to go below €40m for a player they consider to be a ‘jewel’.The club aren’t keen to part ways, but with the player keen on a move it’s considered a possibility, with Lazio determined to do things on their terms.Embed from Getty ImagesOf the transfer fee, 25% goes to Santos, Anderson’s previous club, so that’s a factor in the Serie A side’s thinking.Jordan Lukaku’s future is also up in the air, with interest from Southampton, and West Ham, claimed.Il Messaggero say it’s not just Anderson interesting the Hammers, adding they’ve ‘always’ been keen on Lukaku too.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndo熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

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Liverpool player got through international match on painkillers, Jurgen Klopp won’t…

first_imgThe Liverpool manager feels it’s a negative rather than a positive that competition has been introduced to international breaks which would have previously been for friendlies.From Klopp’s perspective, there’s a worry the added pressure around matches will see more risks being taken, matches being tougher, and therefore the chances of injury higher.Given all of that, he won’t be happy that Virgil van Dijk played for the Netherlands against Germany despite already having pain in his ribs. De Telegraaf report the defender, captain of his national team, had painkillers to get through the 3-0 victory for Oranje.Van Dijk will now be rested for the friendly game against Belgium, and Klopp will hope he’s back at Liverpool shortly with good fitness news.As long as the former Southampton player is able to take part in Liverpool’s next match, and fully fit for it, then the international break could have good Van Dijk repercussions for Liverpool.His confidence will have received a big boost with the big win over Germany.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndo Jurgen Klopp has made it very clear he isn’t a big fan of the UEFA Nations League.last_img read more

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Communities search for solutions to violence against youth

first_imgMiami-Dade residents are calling for action to stem the increasing number of youth affected by gun violence in the community.Following the recent death of 7-year-old boy Amiere Castro, was killed two days after Christmas in a drive-by attack on his aunt’s home in Southwest Miami, members of the community held a special community forum to determine what actions could be taken. However, some were frustrated even as they sought solutions.“How can we fight this violence?” said Myrtle Barnett, mother of three sons. “The youth finds it so easy to get guns. It’s hard to determine who is armed and who is a potential threat. Then there’s drug dealing in homes and on the street, which in itself attracts violence. As long as there are wide-scale guns and drugs, our youth are in danger.”Speaking at the forum, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he and the county commission are very concerned. “We have an epidemic. There are children killing children, and we need to wipe it out.”But former police officer Gervias Daley say “youth-on-youth violence has no easy solution, especially as they are being segregated into gangs characterized by fast cars, guns, drugs, and disrespect. These young people respect no one, fear no life, not even theirs. When they shoot, they shoot to kill. This is a major challenge for law enforcement, but it must be overcome.”Despite the challenge, some community groups have formed to begin to address these underlining issues. Miami-Dade public school students, dubbing themselves the “Peace Ambassadors,” launched the “Declaration of Independence from Violence Against Miami-Dade County Children” to unite social service providers, mentors, and educators in a joint partnership with MDPS and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.And in response to several incidents affected students at Northwestern High School in Liberty City, local mother Tangela Sears, whose son was a victim of gun violence, formed a support and advocacy group called Mothers of Murdered Children.Group member Regina Morales, who also lost a niece to gun violence, believes such community initiatives play an important role, as “there is too much dependency on the police to deal with this crisis.”“”It’s imperative that every parent and relative closely monitor our children to make sure they’re not the ones with the guns, and also not the ones being hurt by the guns,” says Morales. “While police may arrest the offenders, it’s parents and relatives who must rally to curb the violence from within the homes and the community.”One crucial reform that’s needed, says Sears, is to reduce the lengthy time that elapses after a youth is killed or injured before parents get a response from detectives investigating these incidences. “These investigations need to be swift to apprehend those who are responsible for this violence against the youth.”last_img read more

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Lehmann tips Smith and Warner to shine for Australia in World Cup

first_imgMELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann expects Steve Smith and David Warner to play a big role in their title defence on their return to international cricket at the World Cup. Smith and Warner have returned from year-long bans following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa which also prompted Lehmann to step down as coach of the side in March last year.The top order duo made impressive return from elbow surgeries for their respective franchises at the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament and Lehmann was convinced they will shine at the World Cup in England and Wales.“Smith at number three or four, he’d be exceptional at the World Cup,” Lehmann told Macquarie Sports Radio. “People are worried about the break they’ve had with 12 months out, but you see them in the IPL performing and making runs.“David Warner is an excitement machine, at the top of the order, he can set it alight.“If he has a really good tournament, he set us on the road to winning a lot of games in the last World Cup. If he does it again at the top of the order with Aaron Finch, they’ll be hard to stop.” Warner, who will never captain Australia for his role in the scandal in South Africa, looked particularly impressive at the IPL finishing as its leading scorer with 692 runs from 12 innings that included nine 50-plus scores.In his absence, Finch and Usman Khawaja have formed a steady opening partnership for Australia but Lehmann expected Warner to slot back at the top of the order.“Opening with Finch and Warner, I think that’s a certainty,” the former Australia all-rounder said. “And then there’s Khawaja or Shaun Marsh at three I’d think and Smith at four – this is your top four.”last_img read more

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IAAF urges caution over Semenya inter-sex claims

first_imgThe governing body for world athletics has urged caution over reports that world-champion South African runner Caster Semenya has both male and female sexual organs.The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia and The Sun newspaper in Britain reported that gender tests ordered by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) show the 18-year-old is a hermaphrodite.Neither paper named the source of their information. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies would not discuss the findings with CNN. “I simply haven’t seen the results,” Davies said.“We have received the results from Germany, but they now need to be examined by a group of experts and we will not be in a position to speak to the athlete about them for at least a few weeks.“After that, depending on the results, we will meet privately with the athlete to discuss further action.”Has Semenya been treated fairly?The IAAF issued a statement, saying no decision on the case will be announced until the experts can look at the results. A final decision regarding the case is not expected before the IAAF Council meets in late November in Monaco, the IAAF said.Davies also said the news reports should be treated with caution. The newspapers said extensive physical examinations of Semenya show she has no ovaries, but rather has internal testes, which are producing large amounts of testosterone.“Our legal advice is that, if she proves to have an advantage because of the male hormones, then it will be extremely difficult to strip the medal off her, since she has not cheated,” Davies told CNN.Semenya won the women’s 800-meters gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin last month.She crushed her rivals by streaking away to secure victory in 1 minute, 55.45 seconds — the best women’s time in the world this year. Defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei of Kenya took the silver and Jennifer Meadows of Britain claimed bronze.The IAAF said it was seeking tests on Semenya’s gender even before that race. Davies said questions about her were first raised after her astonishing displays at the African junior championships in July, with her masculine build and surprising performance fueling the rumors.Semenya’s father and the South Africa team manager maintain the athlete is a female.Thousands of supporters crammed the airport in Johannesburg when she returned from Berlin last month.And this week, the athlete appeared on the cover of a South African magazine wearing makeup, jewelry and a glamorous dress. Under IAAF rules, any time there is suspicion about an athlete’s gender, the athlete can be asked to attend a medical evaluation before a panel consisting of a gynecologist, an endocrinologist, a psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender issues.There are chromosome tests and scans of the athlete’s body, Davies has said. He called gender verification — which is generally required only for female athletes — “an extremely complex procedure.”The process of gender verification has undergone big changes since it was first introduced for international competition in the 1960s, the IAAF said.The first mechanism involved “rather crude and perhaps humiliating physical examinations,” which soon gave way to mouth swabs to collect chromosomes, the IAAF said.There were too many uncertainties regarding the mouth swabs, so the IAAF abandoned them in 1991 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) discontinued them in 2000, the IAAF said. A proper test has yet to be found, the IAAF said, and the current round of tests is considered a good interim solution.Source: CNNlast_img read more

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Sports Shorts

first_imgA free softball clinic for members of the Hazlet Hawks softball organization will be held at noon on April 11, on the varsity softball field at Raritan High School, 419 Middle Road, Hazlet. The clinic will be run by Raritan’s head softball coach Aado Kommendant and the members of the Raritan Rockets varsity softball team. For additional information, contact Aado Kommendant at akommendant@hazlet.org. A First Pitch Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Middletown Lion Hall of Fame, will be held 8 a.m. to noon on April 5 at the VFW catering hall on Route 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown. The event has been organized to provide support for the baseball and softball teams at Middletown High School North. All Lion players — past and present — will be recognized. Tickets are $10 each for adults, $6 for children between 5-8, and children ages 4 and under are free. For tickets or more information, call 732-747-9588 or email LionHallOfFame@ aol.com.last_img read more

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Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna voted PFA player of the month

first_img“Obviously, yes. But the main focus is not about me. I’ve just got to perform every week and whatever comes I’ll be happy. My main target for this season is to get the club to the playoffs and that’s what I’m focussing on,” Krishna said.Krishna is one of 17 Phoenix players off-contract at the end of the season and Stuff understands Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners are keen to sign the Fijian international who has scored 12 goals in 19 games — already equalling his best-ever return.It was announced on Tuesday that Krishna had bagged the PFA player of the month award for the month of January and he said the secret to his success was simply enjoying his football again.”Mark [Rudan] has given me the freedom to believe in myself, which I was lacking last season, and it shows on the pitch. All of the boys are helping me and as age goes you get more experience and that helps me too, but you just have to work hard and get in the right spaces.”Krishna broke a four-game scoring drought when he netted in the Phoenix’s 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory on Friday, volleying home from close-range.He remains one goal behind Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre in the golden boot race.”Every striker wants to score every week,” he said. “It was frustrating not to get goals but the main thing was I was getting in good positions. It was good to convert one but I should have got two, but it’s part of football and I just have to keep working hard on the training pitch.”I’m not worried about the stats, if I get [golden boot] it’d be awesome but for me to help the team even with a goal or without a goal, maybe an assist or something, as long as we’re getting three points I’m all good.”Krishna said it was disappointing to come away with just one point, after his foul on Leigh Broxham provided Keisuke Honda with a chance to level from the penalty spot.Earlier in the game he spurned a chance to double the lead, with Lawrence Thomas producing a vital save to deny him in a one-on-one opportunity.”It was obviously disappointing. We had a few chances we should have put in. But at the end of the day it was fair enough. Both teams were attacking and I think it was an open game. They’re a good side but we are disappointed not to get three points at home especially as the fans came out in big numbers and I want to thank them as well.”The Phoenix take on Sydney in Campbelltown on Saturday night.last_img read more

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