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Head of Swedish buffer-fund inquiry joins Lombard Odier IM

first_imgMost recently, Langensjö was chief executive at Brummer Life Insurance Company, and head of clients at Brummer & Partners in Stockholm. He has also held senior roles at companies including Unicredit Group, Aon Consulting Worldwide, Mercer and Goldman Sachs. Swedish pensions industry heavyweight Mats Langensjö has been hired by Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) to develop the advisory business for its insurance and pensions industry clients.Langensjö – who was special adviser to the Swedish Ministry of Finance and headed the much-debated AP Funds inquiry in 2012 – is based in London in the new role and will report to Hubert Keller, chief executive of LOIM and a managing partner at Lombard Odier.The company said Langensjö would “help meet the changing demands of insurance and pensions industry clients”.He will start the job officially on 1 December and focus on the Nordic region.last_img read more

Longtime Yankees announcer John Sterling ending three-decade streak

first_imgHe’s expected to step away Thursday, his 81st birthday, and be replaced by YES/ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco.“For the moment, I’m a little under the weather,” Sterling said. “I’ve put in the time. I want to feel better, and they think this is the time for me to do it — and I agree.” Related News John Sterling’s consecutive-games streak as the Yankees’ play-by-play announcer is coming to an end.The longtime New York fixture — known for his trademark home run calls and signature “Yankees win! Thuuuuh Yankees WIN!” after victories —  told the New York Post that he will be stepping away from the booth temporarily to focus on his health. MLB wrap: Yankees complete sweep of Red Sox in London Series The last time Sterling missed a game was in 1989 — 30 years ago — because of his sister’s death.“I thought it was very nice I was able to do it,” Sterling said of his three-decade streak.Sterling didn’t specify how he hasn’t been feeling well, nor how serious his condition is. However, he’s expected to call the team’s series against the Mets this week and to possibly be back in the booth after the All-Star break.center_img Yankees injury updates: Gary Sanchez, Luke Voit appear fine after London Series setbacks According to the Post report, Sterling and booth partner Suzyn Walden have called more games together than any broadcast pairing since they first teamed in 2004.Sterling has been encouraged by executives to take the break so he can make it through the 162-game MLB regular season in good health with an eye toward the postseason.As he prepares to step away, the surprising Yankees are 54-28 entering the Mets series, coming of a two-game sweep of the rival Red Sox in London, and in first place in the AL East, 6 1/2 games ahead of the Rays and 11 games up on Boston.last_img read more

Laurie Foster: Supporting Cameron Blazers

first_img TO THE NEXT LEVEL Coming to mind are Jermaine Gonzales, (national record holder from 2010 with 44.40); Javere Bell, national champion in 2013, 45.00); Jaheel Hyde, still a junior with a 400m hurdles personal best of 49.01 and reigning champion at that event and 110m hurdles at the World Junior Championships and Youth Olympics, respectively. There is also Rosemarie Whyte-Robinson, the 2008 national champion with a then career best of 50.05. Osaka World Championship 200m finalist, Marvin Anderson, now turned coach and administrator, will adapt to the crucial role as manager of the club’s talent. After a stint with the Racers Track Club, Bert is now steering his own ship. This must be the engine he needs to drive his own coaching future. Even with the tools he has already assembled, a lot more is required. There is a template of the ultimate in success established by his former employers, led by the inimitable Glen Mills and their counterparts down the road, in Stephen Francis’ MVP. They did not attain their current lofty perch without strong financial backing. Foster’s Fairplay reaches out to Corporate Jamaica and Cameron’s St Jago High School family, especially the super-active overseas-based chapters, to afford the platform that the Blazers need to move their effort to the next level. Jamaica has blazed the trail in this event, starting with the Helsinki Olympics quartet of Arthur Wint, Les Laing, Herb McKenley and George Rhoden in 1952. If anyone is capable of bringing the country back to that level, Bert Cameron surely can. – For Feedback: E-mail [email protected] Courtesy of track and field athlete mentor and considerably more, Hugh Scott, Foster’s Fairplay was invited to support a fund-raising. The idea was to stir the pot on assistance for the Cameron Blazers Track Club. Those associated with the sport will recognise Scott, a Calabar Old Boy, as someone who works behind the scenes to give nurture and sustenance to a project in which he believes. Without his permission, this journalist will say no more. Suffice to add that, from personal experience, his passion and commitment have mushroomed to give recognition and reward, which have proven to be of inestimable value to young athletes. Cameron Blazers, the relatively new track and field learning institution, is founded and administered by 1983 Helsinki 400m World champion, Bertland Cameron. It was the inaugural staging of the prestigious event. Of those privileged to be listening to the BBC commentary, who can forget mention of “the boy from Spanish Town”, so described one is sure with no intention or desire to demean or disrespect. It was a moment of pride for Jamaica in an era where the ground work was just being laid for the multiple medal scenario that popped out at us, come Beijing 2008 and the (Usain) Bolt and Shelly (Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce) factor. The following year came the Los Angeles Olympics. Expectations ran high. Cameron was at the top of the world in the 400m. In the semi-finals, he stormed out to settle a verbal and mental battle with the United States’ number two man, Antonio McKay, who was talking up a storm about his pending encounter with our boy Bert. Popular feeling is that the focus on the blabbermouth, McKay, led to that extra effort on the backstretch, result a pulled hamstring mid race and what should have been an end to his Olympics. Vividly recalled, is the shout coming from a friend and freight forwarder, Delroy, at whose home in Florida the race was being watched: “He is coming back for them!” Bert was fourth and qualified injury and all for the final two days later. The pain and disappointment of not being able to take his lane and repeat the previous year’s gold medal performance still lingers for some. They form the basis of the wish for him to put his imprint on an event where the world has witnessed and welcomed his immense talent as a performer. With all that history and the potent support in his corner, the former national record holder (44.50 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics) will have his challenges. He has had his comeuppance with detractors, which has been part of the politics of the sport. He is blessed to have in his camp a number of athletes who have already signalled their one-lap value on the global scene.last_img read more

More Big Problems with Human Evolution

first_imgFossil discoveries keep “rewriting” or “overturning” accepted ideas about human evolution. Here are two more recent examples.by Jerry Bergman, PhDSeveral new research studies have been recently adding to a growing number of problems with the evolutionary theory of human origins. This topic is important because the concern over evolution has been primarily with human evolution, not the evolution of reptiles or birds. It is human evolution that has been the main focus of the evolutionary debate from Darwin’s day to today. This is one reason why Darwin deliberately avoided the topic in his 1859 book titled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.[1] However, much scuttlebutt existed among Darwin’s readers and critics about whether or not evolution explained the origin of  humans.[2]Then, in 1871, Darwin responded to the human evolution undercurrent and released his long-awaited book, The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. This book was specifically about human evolution.[3] Even the 1925 Scopes Trial, often called America’s Most Famous Trial[4] was only about human evolution. The Butler Act, which was the focus of the trial, only prohibited teaching human evolution, not evolution in general. The act is as follows:Section 1.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That it shall be unlawful for any teacher in any of the Universities, Normals and all other public schools of the State which are supported in whole or in part by the public school funds of the State, to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.[5]The interest in human evolution has also resulted in much research on this topic. Probably more books have been written on human evolution than on the evolution of any animal, vertebrate or invertebrate. Evolutionists claim that the interest in human evolution is one reason we have more fossil evidence for human evolution than for almost any other vertebrate except dinosaurs.[6]  One scientist claimed there are so many human-evolution fossils that no one knows the exact number.[7] He added the pace of discovery of fossils related to human evolution “now is too fast to track. Each year for the last decade, anthropologists have unearthed hundreds of fossil specimens from extinct hominin species and populations.”[8] Hawks added that by the year2012, the Sima de los Huesos hominin assemblage, near Burgos, Spain, numbered more than 6500 specimens from at least 28 individuals. Many more fossils are recovered in every field season. In South Africa, the Rising Star hominin sample today numbers more than 2000 specimens from at least 18 individuals. This deposit of hominin fossils was completely unknown until 2013. From just two caves, that is nearly 9000 fossil hominin specimens.[9]The problem is, the more fossils that are unearthed, the more problems that arise against the consensus theory of human evolution. I will review just two recent examples. One is an “analysis of a 160,000-year-old archaic human molar fossil discovered in China [which] offers the first morphological evidence of interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens in Asia.”[10] Evidence of interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens indicates the so-called archaic humans are fully human, given the common definition of species: namely, if two creatures can interbreed, they are by definition the same species or ‘kind’ of creature. The best example is the once-assumed evolutionary link between our primate ancestors and modern humans, the so-called Neanderthals, are now regarded as fully modern humans – just a different ethnic group.[11]The tri-rooted molar (Max Planck Institute)The Three-rooted Lower Molar FindingThe three-rooted lower molar study centers on a three-rooted human lower molar, which is a rare trait found primarily in modern Asians. It was previously believed to have evolved after H. sapiens dispersed from Africa. Almost every human’s 3rd molars have two roots. The molars and premolars crush the food and are held in the gums by two roots. The three-rooted lower molar was located on a hominin lower mandible of what was considered an archaic human who lived in Asia more than 160,000 Darwin years ago, but it also exists among modern Asians. The tooth was part of a discovery made in 1980 on the Tibetan Plateau in Baishiya Karst Cave in Xiahe, China.[12] The researchers concluded “The trait’s presence in the fossil suggests both that it is older than previously understood and that some modern Asian groups obtained the trait through interbreeding with a sister group of Neanderthals, the Denisovans.”In a previous study, published in Nature, Bailey and her colleagues concluded that the Denisovans occupied the Tibetan Plateau long before Homo sapiens arrived in the region. Denisovans, or Denisova hominins, are believed to be an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans in the genus Homo. Bailey described the implications of their fossil find as follows:In Asia, there have long been claims for continuity between archaic and modern humans because of some shared traits … But many of those traits are primitive or are not unique to Asians. However, the three-rooted lower molar trait is unique to Asian groups. Its presence in a 160,000-year-old archaic human in Asia strongly suggests the trait was transferred to H. sapiens in the region through interbreeding with archaic humans in Asia.[13]The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science article summarized the research as follows:It has long been thought that the prevalence of 3-rooted lower molars in Asia is a relatively late acquisition occurring well after the origin and dispersal of H. sapiens. However, the presence of a 3-rooted lower second molar in this 160,000-year-old fossil hominin suggests greater antiquity for the trait. Importantly, it also provides morphological evidence of a strong link between archaic and recent Asian H. sapiens populations.[14]In other words, the archaic human thought to be 160,000-years old possesses a trait common only in modern Asians and no other ethnicity. The major question of why is answered by the possibility of interbreeding, indicating that the once assumed primitive evolutionary ancestors, the Denisovans, and modern Chinese are the same species as are the Neanderthals and modern man! Another possibility is that they were, or are, sub-ethnic Asians, or another Asian population that had ethnic features interpreted as primitive, just like the Neanderthal example.Another ExampleThe second example illustrates once again how tentative evolutionary stories can be. A headline in The Independent exclaims, “300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story.”[15] The article admits the fact that when and where our species emerged is a question that “anthropologists have struggled with … for decades, and scattered clues had suggested the answer lay somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa about 200,000 [Darwin] years ago.”[16] New evidence published in the journal Nature challenges this dominant hypothesis. The study by paleoanthropologists described recently-discovered remains indicating the first Homo sapiens appeared 150,000 years earlier than once thought, and in a location on Earth that is very different than sub-Saharan Africa—namely, in a land that is known today as Morocco. Thus, modern humans appeared 350,000 years ago, meaning some of our supposed ancestors could not be our ancestors because they lived contemporaneously with modern humans!The FindIn 1961, a mining crew was plowing into a hilly region when they noticed a nearly-complete skull. Thinking it was a recently deceased person, the miners turned it over to their field doctor. They later uncovered several pieces of jaw and an arm fragment. Scientists then estimated the fossils were roughly 40,000 years old.About 40 years later, anthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin and his associates excavated a half-dozen layers of soil beneath the land where the skull and arm bones were originally discovered. They found remains of at least five individuals, along with flint blades which gave evidence of being used to start cooking fires. By measuring the radiation built up in the flint since it was heated, Hublin estimated the bones belonged to people who lived roughly 300,000 to 350,000 years ago. Thus the age has progressed from 40,000 to as much as 350,000 years old, or almost 9 times older!Modern Tibetans have Denisovan DNA (Discover Magazine)A Striking ResemblanceInstead of the robust features on the faces of ancient human ancestors like Homo erectus or Homo heidelbergensis, this face bore a striking resemblance to our own. Homo erectus skulls have a single protruding brow ridge, but these newly discovered individuals possessed the modern smaller, separated brow ridges. Rather than a large face and a flattened skull typical of putative ancient pre-humans, these people had the modern small faces and rounder skulls. Their brain case size were between an ancient human ancestor and a modern human, albeit slightly more similar to those of our archaic ancestors.These advanced and archaic features in one person suggest to the evolutionists that the individual was either an evolutionary intermediate between modern and ancient humans, or may have been a small-statured human who had a proportionally small head. Nonetheless, the find openly contradicts the prevailing anthropological view that humans evolved somewhere deep in sub-Saharan Africa, then gradually moved to other parts of the world. Instead, Hublin and his team argued that their fossils indicated Homo sapiens living in Morocco. And according to Sonia Zakrzewski, associate professor of archaeology at the University of Southampton, “Hublin’s discovery could encourage other archaeologists to change the way they think about human origins. ‘It really sets the world alight in terms of the possibilities for understanding the evolution of Homo sapiens….  we need to rethink our models.’”[17]SummaryAs more fossil finds are located and analyzed, the evolutionary story of human origins grows more complex and is more difficult to interpret in an evolutionary framework. One should note that, in both of the accounts briefly noted above, the evidence which the authors imply will revolutionize the story of human evolution consists of a minor tooth variation and two minor facial features: a brow ridge and small faces on rounder skulls. That minor details such as these can overturn previous evolutionary conclusions says reams about the evidence, or lack of evidence, that the original evolutionary stories by paleoanthropologists were based on.References[1] Charles Darwin. 1859. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London, UK: John Murray.[2] John Dupré. 2003. Darwin’s Legacy: What Evolution Means Today. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, p. 63.[3] Charles Darwin. 1871. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. London, UK: John Murray.[4] Charles River Editors. 2015. The Scopes Monkey Trial: The History of 20th Century America’s Most Famous Court Case. CreateSpace (published by the author: Charles River Editors).[5] Ginger, Ray. 1958.  Six Days or Forever?  Tennessee versus John Thomas Scopes.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press, p. 3.[6] Niles Eldredge. 1982. The Monkey Business: A Scientist Looks at Creationism. New York, NY: Washington Square Press, Chapter 3, pp. 41-50.[7] John Hawks. 2017. How much evidence have scientists found for human evolution? https://medium.com/@johnhawks/how-much-evidence-have-scientists-found-for-human-evolution-355801dfd35c[8] John Hawks, 2017.[9] John Hawks, 2017.[10] “Ancient Molar Points to Interbreeding Between Archaic Humans and Homo Sapiens in Asia.”Analysis Gives New Continental Bite to Evolution. July 8, 2019. New York University.[11] New York University. 2019. “Ancient molar points to interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens in Asia: Analysis gives new continental bite to evolution.” Science Daily, July 8. .[12] Shara E. Bailey, Jean-Jacques Hublin, and Susan C. Antón. Rare dental trait provides morphological evidence of archaic introgression in Asian fossil record. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019; 201907557 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1907557116.[13] Science Daily, July 8.[14] Shara E. Bailey, et al., 2019,p. 1.[15] Erin Brodwin. 2017. 300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/skulls-found-morocco-human-origins-discover-archaeology-a8047906.html.[16] Erin Brodwin, 2017, p. 1.[17] Quoted in Erin Brodwin, 2017, p. 1. Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at several colleges and universities including for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology, and The University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 1,300 publications in 12 languages and 40 books and monographs. His books and textbooks that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print. For more articles by Dr Bergman, see his Author Profile.(Visited 928 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Neymar leads PSG past Bayern, Batshuayi stuns Atletico

first_imgChelsea are now clear of Roma at the top of Group C by two points, after the Italians held on to beat Qarabag 2-1 in the early kick-off in Baku.Kostas Manolas and Edin Dzeko put the visitors two goals to the good inside quarter of an hour, and although Pedro Henrique pulled one back for Qarabag, the home side couldn’t find a maiden Champions League point.United outclass CSKAThree-time winners Manchester United brushed aside CSKA Moscow 4-1 to maintain their unbeaten record in the Russian capital, with Romelu Lukaku continuing his extraordinary start to life at the club with a brace.The Belgian striker headed Jose Mourinho’s visitors in front, before Anthony Martial made it two from the penalty spot.Lukaku tapped in his 10th goal of the season before half-time and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the fourth before a late consolation from teenager Konstantin Kuchaev.“It is a great achievement (Lukaku’s goals), but it’s only possible with a good team,” said Mourinho.“But for Romelu, these are incredible numbers. He is humble, he wants to learn, he is ambitious.”The other game in Group A saw Basel make it back-to-back defeats for 10-man Benfica, with a stunning 5-0 thrashing in Switzerland.Michael Lang slotted into an empty net and Dimitri Oberlin finished off a breakaway to get Basel off to a brilliant start.Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s penalty ended the game as a contest and Andre Almeida was sent off for a horrendous tackle, with the 19-year-old Oberlin completing a brace. PSG’s Neymar clenches his fist after scoring his side’s third goal as PSG’s Dani Alves, left, runs to hug Neymar during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Neymar starred as Paris Saint-Germain sent out a statement of intent with an impressive 3-0 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday, while Michy Batshuayi grabbed an injury-time winner as Chelsea won 2-1 at Atletico Madrid.It took PSG less than two minutes to break the deadlock in the Group B clash against Bayern, as world-record signing Neymar teed up fellow Brazilian Dani Alves to hammer home.ADVERTISEMENT Basel’s biggest ever win in the Champions League was sealed by teenager Blas Riveros.Last season’s runners-up Juventus struggled for long periods at home to Olympiakos, but eventually saw off their stubborn visitors 2-0 as Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench to score.A brave effort from Olympiakos was in vain as Mario Mandzukic bundled in a second.Barcelona overcame a stuttering display to edge out Sporting 1-0 in the Portuguese capital.Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both wasted excellent chances in the opening 45 minutes, but Ernesto Valverde’s side were fortunate to score a 49th-minute winner through Sebastian Coates’ own goal.Barca lead Juve and Sporting by three points at the top of Group D.Celtic cruised past Anderlecht 3-0 in what looks to be a fight for third place behind PSG and Bayern in Group B.Leigh Griffiths grabbed the first goal shortly before half-time in Brussels and the Glaswegians wrapped it up in the second period as Serigne Kara put through his own net and Scott Sinclair rifled home. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Atletico were handed the opener against English champions Chelsea when David Luiz needlessly gave away a penalty and Antoine Griezmann slotted past keeper Thibaut Courtois.But the Wanda Metropolitano — as well as the watching Diego Costa, signed this week from Chelsea — was silenced as former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata headed in an excellent Eden Hazard cross.Antonio Conte’s men deserved all three points and snatched the win in the fourth minute of added time as Belgian subsitute Batshuayi picked out the bottom corner.“Michy scores every time he’s on the field! He can score every time. I’m so happy for him,” said winger Hazard.“We want to play games like these. We play for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world and we want to win everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Bayern piled on the pressure but failed to take their chances, before Edinson Cavani finished a sweeping counter-attack with an exquisite strike into the top corner.Unai Emery’s men finished off their visitors in the 63rd minute when Neymar pounced after Kylian Mbappe had bamboozled the Bayern defence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The main thing is the three points, but it’s also important for me that the fans enjoy the match and seeing us win against a top-level side,” said Spanish coach Emery.PSG now lead the five-time champions by three points in the race to finish top of Group B.center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  San Miguel aims for All-Filipino Cup history after failed Grand Slam bid BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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London Olympics: Saina to start her campaign today

first_imgSaina Nehwal begins her pursuit of India’s elusive badminton Olympic medal at the London Games on Sunday against Swiss Sabrina Jaquet in the first round of the women’s singles at the Wembley Arena. At the 2008 Beijing Games, Saina narrowly missed a medal after she lost her quarter-final match to Indonesian Maria Kristin Yulianti, who went on to take the bronze.It was a big achievement for the 18-year-old Saina then. But in the four years, she has emerged as one of the top international players and the first Indian to take World No.2 slot.Currently she is World No.5 and seeded fourth. She is seen as a definite medal prospect and is determined too. Even the draw looks kind to her, though she herself believes that there is nothing called an easy round at major events.”The draw looks quite tough. I’ve played them before and they have given me a tough challenge. I expect good matches and I will take one match at a time,” Saina told IANS.”I have developed as a player. This is my second Olympics and I am more experienced now and I know how to relax. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself,” said the 22-year-old.The ace shuttler, who recently won the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier, is expected to face stiff challenge from groupmate Belgian Lianne Tan and two-time All England champion Tine Baun of Denmark in a possible quarter-final clash. She has a 3-3 head-to-head record against Baun.advertisementIf Saina is through to the medal round, she will run into China’s World No.1 Yihan Wang in the semis whom she has never beaten in their previous five encounters.”Let us see what happens. I will give my 100 percent in every match,” Saina said when asked if she was confident of beating Wang this time.Sunday will also see women’s doubles specialists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa start their Olympic campaign as they take on World No.10 Cheng Wen Hsing and Chien Yu Chin of Chinese Taipei.It is the same pair whom Jwala and Ashwini had defeated in the second round of the World Championships last year where they went on to win the bronze. They cannot be taken lightly as the medal they won last year was at this very Wembley Arena.However, their real test will come against fourth seeds Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa of Japan who also are placed in their group.In doubles, two of four teams from each of the four groups are to advance to the quarter-finals and the Indian duo can expect a medal provided they play to their potential.last_img read more

Video: Here’s Footage Of The Two Llamas Evading Capture Set To Rod Bramblett’s “Kick Six” Audio Call

first_imgRunaway llamas that went viral in 2015.Two llamas, one white and one black, got loose today in Phoenix and set off a chase that lasted a half-hour. Their chase went viral, leading to some fantastic memes and funny content. Both llamas showed impressive elusiveness, and one person decided to pay tribute to their escapability. He did so by dubbing Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett’s famous “Kick Six” call from the 2013 Iron Bowl over footage of the llamas evading capture.Take a look, and a listen:Well-done, and it seems like the white llama at least is a higher-rated prospect than Kick-Six hero Chris Davis was.BREAKING: We now have a new no. 1 player in the @247Sports Composite! #llamas #TeamLlama pic.twitter.com/G4YYY2J27u— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 26, 2015last_img

Auburn’s Antoine Mason Honors Late Father On His Sneakers

first_imgAntoine Mason's sneakers remembering his father.On February 28, the basketball world lost a beloved member when former NBA star Anthony Mason passed away from congestive heart failure. Wednesday night, his son Antoine, who plays for the Auburn Tigers, paid tribute to him on his sneakers. Mason wrote “RIP DAD” on the front of his shoes, along with “God”, “Fam” and “Ball” underneath. It was Mason’s first game since the passing of his father.Antoine Mason inscribed his shoes to honor his father during tonight’s SEC tournament game #AuburnFamily pic.twitter.com/uuGW0k6ALN— AuburnPix (@AuburnPix) March 11, 2015Mason scored four points in 18 minutes and helped lead his team to a victory over Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.last_img

Video: Rutgers’ Chris Ash, DE Quanzell Lambert Play 1-on-1 Hoops During Team Meeting

first_imgChris Ash plays 1-on-1 during team meeting.Chris Ash 1-on-1Since taking over as Rutgers’ head coach, Chris Ash has made a lot of changes to the program. He’s revamped facilities, changed the uniforms, and built up momentum in recruiting.Apparently, at least temporarily, Ash has added a basketball hoop to the team’s primary meeting room. Today, he and defensive end Quanzell Lambert played a little 1-on-1 before a [email protected] vs Quanzell Lambert before team meeting #RFootball pic.twitter.com/HCsjaGzeaw— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) June 29, 2016Ash is giving up a lot of size there, and he probably fouled Lambert, but hey, he’s the guy running the program so he gets home calls.last_img

Seven Young People to Participate in Cultural Exchange in the US

first_imgStory Highlights Seven Jamaican students and two teachers are set to participate in an exciting cultural exchange The students and their mentors were selected by the United States Embassy’s Public Affairs Section They will travel to the urban areas of Denver, Colorado and Washington D.C. for four weeks in October Seven Jamaican students and two teachers are set to participate in an exciting cultural exchange under the United States (US) State Department Youth Ambassadors Programme.The students and their mentors were selected by the United States Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, and will be involved in an intensive learning experience in the urban areas of Denver, Colorado and Washington D.C. for four weeks in October.They are Kimberley Allan and Marissa Miller from Bustamante High; Kemeisha Ellis from Denbigh High; Amanda Smikle and Marsha Watson (teacher) from Cumberland High; Orville Levy from Old Harbour High; and Judine Smith, Robert Johnson (teacher) and Ashli McClure from Charlemont High.At a pre-departure briefing session held on September 9 at the United States Embassy, Public Affairs Officer, Christopher Degnan congratulated the participants.“These students are youth leaders, who will benefit from special workshops and discussions and will live with U.S. host families,” he stated.He noted that the experience will highlight the similarities and common challenges youth face both in the United States and Jamaica, and the Youth Ambassadors will get to see some ways in which young people try to improve their communities.“After the travel, the participants will return to the island to engage in projects within their home communities, using what they have learnt as well as their spirit of voluntarism and pride in Jamaica to implement projects of their own choosing,” he noted.For his part, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Sydney Bartley, urged the students to always remember that they are from a country that is revered across the world.“Ambassadorship means being proud of your heritage and being willing to transfer that heritage to the knowledge of others. So, when you go you must go with the knowledge of being Jamaican. You have to do some research before you go… on the things we have created so that when somebody comes up to you and say tell me about your country, you represent yourself well,” Mr. Bartley said.He also mentioned that the Youth Ambassadors Programme should be seen as a transformational opportunity by the participants.Participant Ashli McClure said that she was very excited to be participating in the programme.“I can’t wait until I learn a lot of new stuff and meet a lot of new people, exchange what I know and learn what they know. I hope to learn about the challenges that other children face in America, about their culture and environment,” Ashli said.Her mother, Opal Haye McClure, noted that she is proud that her daughter was chosen to represent Jamaica.“Going on this programme I know that she will do well in promoting Jamaica and bringing back ideas in return and she will be exposed to various things that she is not used to here such as the cold weather,” Mrs. McClure said.The delegation is scheduled to travel to the United States from October 6 to 29, 2013. Other participating countries include Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guyana and Suriname.Upon their return, participants will engage in social projects within their home communities, using vital relationships with local organisations, other participants and peers as their foundation support.last_img read more