first_imgStar sprinter Muhammed Anas Yahiya once again entered the record books on Saturday as he broke his own national record to win the 400 metres race at the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji meet in Czech Republic.Anas set a time of 45.24 seconds to break his own record of 45.31 seconds which he had set during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast earlier this year.The Athletics Federation of India posted a congratulatory tweet for Anas after he set a new Indian record in Czech Republic.”Congrats Mohd. ANAS for breaking his own 400m #Indian record in #Czech Rep. New Record-45.24s, Previous Best-45.31s Congrats coach Galina Bukharina for success of #HimaDas and #Anas!,” AFI tweeted on Saturday.Congrats Mohd. ANAS @muhammedanasyah for breaking his own 400m #Indian record in #Czech Rep. New Record-45.24s,Previous Best-45.31sCongrats coach Galina Bukharina for success of #HimaDas & #Anas! #[email protected]_THORe @IndiaSports @Media_SAI @NeelamKapur @Adille1 pic.twitter.com/wn5x0s3FpTAthletics Federation of India (@afiindia) July 21, 2018Meanwhile, MR Poovamma won the women’s 400m event after clocking 53.01 seconds while sprinter Rajiv Arokia came third in the men’s 200m event with a time of 20.77 seconds.Poovamma wins women 400m in 53.01a in the VELKÁ CENA NOVÉHO MSTA NAD METUJÍ at Nové Msto nad Metují (21. 7. 2018)@afiindia pic.twitter.com/5jgOeXYcvfRahul PAWAR (@rahuldpawar) July 21, 2018Three months back Anas had made history by becoming only the second Indian sprinter to make it to the finals of the one-lap event at the quadrennial Games in Gold Coast after the legendary Milkha Singh who won Gold in the 440 yards race at Cardiff 1958.advertisementAnas however, missed a Bronze at the Men’s 400m Final by a whisker at Gold Coast Games but managed to break the national record by clocking 45.31.Anas clocked the timing of 45.31 in the race to finish fourth while Botswana managed a 1-2 with Isaac Makwala and Baboloki Thebe bagging the Gold and Silver, respectively. Jamaica’s Javon Francis bagged the bronze medal after clocking 45.11 seconds.Muhammad Anas of India set new Indian Record in men 400m with a timing of 45.24s in the VELKÁ CENA NOVÉHO MSTA NAD METUJÍ at Nové Msto nad Metují (21. 7. 2018)@afiindia pic.twitter.com/PgbBo3ThwMRahul PAWAR (@rahuldpawar) July 21, 2018Anas, who finished with the timing of 45.31, broke his own national record of 45.32 seconds in the 400m category, which he created in the Indian Grand Prix.Anas had pulled off a stunning performance in the Men’s 400m semi-final, finishing with the timing of 45.44 seconds to qualify for the final. Anas’ timing was the fourth-fastest among all the qualifiers while Botswana’s Isaac Makwala finished the fastest.Last year in the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar, Anas had won the gold medal after clocking 45.77 seconds.last_img read more

first_imgA crowd of nearly 70,000 turned out to Soccer Aid at Manchester United’s Old Trafford this week to witness Michael Sheen’s Rest Of The World team defeat England in a pulsating encounter between the two sides, by four goals to two.A second half hat trick from Rest of The World’s ’s former dutch international Clarence Seedorf, and a great chip from 25 yards from Nicky Byrne cancelled out a long range effort from Jamie Redknapp and a penalty from Kevin Phillips to win the much coveted Soccer Aid trophy.By the time the final whistle blew ITV viewers had pledged over £2million to UNICEF’s vital work saving children’s lives, which will be matched by the UK Government pound for pound, bringing the total to £4.2 million so far. The final figure will be announced in due course.The winning team also included Gordon Ramsay, James McAvoy, Sam Worthington, and more. The England team included Stephen Moyer, Olly Murs and John Bishop.David Bull, Executive Director UNICEF UK: “Tonight at Soccer Aid we’ve shown how the power of sport can unite people to help save and change children’s lives all over the world. As a result of the generosity of the British public, and the Aid Match from the UK Government, UNICEF will be able to get life-saving food, medicine and clean water to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who donated tonight.”International Development Secretary Justine Greening added: “The incredible public response to Soccer Aid shows Britain at its best. We are backing the generosity of the British people by matching all donations to Soccer Aid pound for pound, helping UNICEF double its impact.”“That means even more women giving birth safely and more children getting life-saving vaccinations and nutritious food in some of the world’s poorest countries.”The public can continue to donate to UNICEF by texting the word CHILD to 70333 to give £5. Lines are open until the 30th June 2014.last_img read more

first_imgAbout InfluicityFounded in 2012, Influicity is the leading platform for businesses to manage and scale their influencer operations. The suite of products includes influencer search, insights & analytics, campaign management, reporting, social listening, and more. Because Influicity does not operate a limited network of influencers, it can provide global brands with access to any and all social talent, along with the most advanced data analysis on the audiences they reach. The company has offices in Toronto and LA. Influicity indexes over a billion influencers from across the social media spectrum, regardless of their network or affiliation. Through the platform, Bell Media can cultivate and curate the ideal talent rosters based on advertisers’ needs. In addition to offering global scale, Influicity provides access, simple searchability, project management¸ communications services, and analytics tools that show reach and value.“The full suite of features on Influicity ensures that Bell Media can serve its clients with unparalleled levels of service,” says Jonathan Davids, Founder & CEO of Influicity. “We’re excited to partner with Bell Media as they continue to break new ground with the next generation of talent.” Login/Register With: Twitter TORONTO (March 13, 2017) – Bell Media announced today a new partnership with Influicity, the world’s leading influencer marketplace and campaign management platform. As the exclusive Canadian broadcaster with access to the platform, Bell Media can now provide its clients with unparalleled access to the universe of social influencers. Bell Media also delivers discoverability of the perfect influencer from a centralized marketplace to develop impactful marketing campaigns.Bell Media is already an expert in the field of cultivating and reaching the top influencers through its discovery and development of in-house talent and via its stable of influencers at Much Digital Studios.“Given our success with Much Digital Studios, we were looking to expand our footprint in the social influencer world to include our other brands,” said Alyson Walker, Vice-President, Brand Partnerships. “The Influicity platform offers the most benefits for our advertisers by giving them the ability to connect, measure, and collaborate with 100% of social influencers globally.” About Bell MediaBell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

How will your favorite NBA team do this year? See all of our predictions for the 2016-17 season » There is little reason for the casual NBA fan to pay attention to the Denver Nuggets this season. They are a bad-to-mediocre team with a ceiling of mediocre-yet-interesting. Where they fall along that spectrum will probably depend on what becomes of Emmanuel Mudiay.Mudiay, who skipped college ball in favor of getting paid as a pro in China, looked like a steal as the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 draft. He walked into the starting point-guard position in his rookie season and went on to play 30 minutes of horror-show basketball every night. And, yet, because of the quirks of his position, his obvious talent and some promising stats papered over by the all-around badness, Mudiay remains a tantalizing prospect despite having one of the worst rookie seasons in recent memory.The baseline stats belie just how bad he was: Mudiay averaged 12.8 points and 5.5 assists per game while shooting 36 percent from the floor and 32 percent from behind the arc. Dig a little deeper and it starts to look worse: His turnover rate was just a hair under 18 percent, and he finished the year with his win shares per 48 at a tidy -0.049. That’s not good! It is in fact very bad!How does a supposed phenom have a season that bad? By having no idea how to put the ball in the basket. Among qualified players, Mudiay ranked dead last in both effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentage. He somehow managed to put up worse shooting numbers than Kobe Bryant, who spent the season heaving up as many shots as possible despite his body being held together by bungee cords. Bryant at least had the excuse of being a shameless gunner and 700 years old. Mudiay managed to be a black hole despite taking 200 fewer shots than Old Man Bryant. This isn’t to say that Nuggets fans should be feeling great about Mudiay’s future as he heads into his second season running the offense. The inclusion of Westbrook, Mike Conley and John Wall in the comparable players section of his CARMELO comps will surely induce a few fist pumps, but the sight of Sebastian Telfair and Brandon Jennings should leave them in a cold sweat.Whether Mudiay is able to overcome his growing pains and carry his second-half improvements into this season won’t mean much for the Nuggets’ immediate future — they’re likely a long shot for the playoffs even if Mudiay is great — but it means everything for their long-term plans. Aside from Mudiay and Nikola Jokic, this is a roster almost entirely made up of solid but uninspiring players. Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton are fine basketball players, but they aren’t a group that’s equipped to turn the Nuggets into a consistent playoff contender.In the coming years, the Nuggets will have to choose which of their good-but-not-great players are worth keeping around and which are better jettisoned. But none of those decisions will matter if the team can’t find a true star or two to anchor the roster. Jokic looks like he’s ready to play the part, but so much still depends on what becomes of Mudiay. At this point, one timeline sees him developing into an oversized point guard with a passable jumper who can use his speed, strength and vision to control the game. The darker timelines see him slogging through a disappointing NBA career, launching jumpers from a trebuchet and never quite catching onto the rhythm of the game. Mudiay will be much closer to one of those destinies at the conclusion of this season, which means it’s probably going to be a very good or very bad year for the Nuggets.Check out our NBA predictions. An optimist would point out that Mudiay’s shooting improved in the second half of the season; he shot 39 percent from the floor and 36 percent from 3-point range after the All-Star break. A pessimist would dunk on that optimist’s head by reminding everyone that shooting was far from Mudiay’s only problem — he created just 0.64 points per possession for his team as a pick-and-roll ball-handler last season, a rate that was nearly doubled up by Steph Curry (1.11) and lagged behind less lofty competition like Jimmy Butler (0.89) and Jamal Crawford (0.82).Rookies often take a while to find their stroke — Kris Dunn shot 24.2 percent over his last five preseason games — but what makes Mudiay’s shooting stats so ugly is that they weren’t just the result of a broken jumper. He struggled just as much around the basket. He made only 44 percent of the shots he took less than five feet from the rim, a full 15 points below the league average. According to NBA.com, Mudiay made 7.6 drives to the basket per game and converted just 38 percent of the shots he took at the end of those drives. This would maybe be understandable if Mudiay were the size of, say, Earl Boykins and built like a dachshund, but he’s a 6-foot-5 point guard who weighs 200 pounds. Driving to the hoop and finishing strong is supposed to be, like, his whole thing.If Mudiay were a center or power forward coming off a rookie season this rotten, I imagine that he would have already been written off as an Anthony Bennett-style bust, but point guards are evaluated a little differently. The inherent difficulties of the position are going to produce some ugly statistics in the first season, and the problems that rookie point guards have — unfamiliarity with the speed of the NBA, poor shooting, high turnover rate — are usually the kinds of problems that can be solved. Remember when Russell Westbrook’s effective field goal percentage was .414 in his first season? That’s why FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection model ranks guys like Marcus Smart and Elfrid Payton so highly.This goes a long way toward explaining why CARMELO is relatively bullish on Mudiay as well, projecting him to dig his way out of the basement and be a solid contributor within a few seasons: And don’t forget that for all Mudiay’s failings, he’s had his moments. It was highlights like this that made him a lottery pick to begin with: read more

first_imgThe world’s fastest man is trying to break into professional football and played his first minutes with Australian team Central Coast MarinersIrony is very whimsical and never stops surprising anybody.And in the football debut of Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, the irony was present all the time.The Jamaican athlete played his first minutes with Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners.And he even had a chance to score, but ironically he was too slow and failed to convert.Perth Glory boss warns squad to not get starstruck by United Andrew Smyth – July 12, 2019 Perth Glory manager Tony Popovic warned his players against getting starstruck ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Manchester United.“I think the game was very good”, Bolt told reporters after the match as quoted by Diario Olé.“I’m really thankful for my teammate’s support. I was a little bit nervous, and I wished I would have done more but I’m just starting.”“I’m in better shape than some weeks ago, but I have to train in the same way,” he added.“I will need four or five months to feel okay on the team, and to get used to handling the ball.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alyeska Resort announced on Thursday morning that it is set to open for skiing this weekend. According to the Alyeska website, the resort reached 8 inches of snow on the entire mountain. The snow is 60 inches deep on the top of the mountain and Alyeska has received 99 inches this season. For Saturday, skiing and riding will begin with advanced and expert terrain only. All skiers will access the mountain via aerial tram from the hotel. Glacier Bowl Express will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with tram download required. Daily tram operations will begin at 11 a.m. with service from the hotel to the top of the mountain and Glacier Bowl Express. Crews will also continued making snow on the mountain when weather permits. Friday will be opening day for pass holders and Saturday will be open to everyone else. For pass holders on Friday, the the mountain will be open for skiing and riding from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.last_img read more