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Eighteen golfers are chasing their dreamsEighteen golfers are chasing their dreams

first_img For more information about Bridgestone and its Chase Your Dream concept, visit www.nomatterwhat.uk.com The individual winners of the two finals, John Newall from Hazlemere Golf Club and Rebecca Webb from East Berkshire Golf Club, were also crowned England’s male and female Handicap Golfers of the Year.  With the British Masters supported by Sky Sports now only one round away, competitors will be looking to continue their golfing stories by following their dreams.  Now, they’ll tee-up at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire on September 6 and the best team there will go forward to the pro-am of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Close House, Northumberland, on September 27. There, they could partner Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia or another household name of the European Tour. “All golfers have been on an incredible journey, starting months ago at their respective club events. They are now just 18 holes away from a round with a European Tour star at the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports.” Imges copyright Leaderboard Photography 30 Aug 2017 Eighteen golfers are chasing their dreams The qualifiers, aged between 14 and 60-years-old, survived sunshine, driving rain and lightning to complete the women’s final on the Hotchkin course and the men’s on the Bracken; both among the best courses in England.  Bridgestone Tyres’ consumer sales and marketing director Farrell Dolan said: “We’ve seen and heard many stories of success in the tournament – bringing the Chase Your Dream Trophy to life for all abilities and ages.”center_img Men, pictured below: John Newell (Hazlemere Golf Club, Buckinghamshire), Jacob Scargill (Hanging Heaton Golf Club, Yorkshire), Neil Jonas (Tilgate Forest Golf Club, Sussex), Kevin Madden (Walmley Golf Club, Warwickshire), Michael Durkin (Hurlston Hall Golf Club, Lancashire), Giles Puckle (Clandon Regis Golf Club, Surrey), Sam Storey (Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey), Barrie Harding (West Byfleet Golf Club, Surrey), Neil Garbutt (Masham Golf Club, Yorkshire). Eighteen golfers from across England have beaten thousands of fellow amateurs to qualify for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the Bridgestone Challenge pro-am. The 18 amateurs won their places at the national finals of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy at Woodhall Spa, run in partnership with England Golf and open to winners of club competitions. As John and Rebecca, a six-handicapper, celebrate their individual successes, the other qualifiers will now begin preparing for the Bridgestone Challenge. They include Gill Kapka, who overcame a knee injury to compete, Barrie Harding, who hit a debut hole-in-one in practice, and 14-year-old Hannah Golding, the youngest golfer in the competition.  John, playing off a handicap of 11, said: “The whole experience has been incredible. The giant leaderboard, the facilities, the professionalism, everything. Bridgestone and England Golf have created a competition to give us little guys a chance to live like a professional. They have basically allowed us guys to chase our own dreams.” The qualifiers from Woodhall Spa who will play in the Bridgestone Challenge pro-am are: Women, pictured top: Rebecca Webb (East Berkshire Golf Club), Gill Kapka (Cleethorpes Golf Club, Lincolnshire), Francesca Leach (Woburn Golf Club, Buckinghamshire), Ashlee Tyrell (The Rayleigh Club, Essex), Kathryn Naylor (Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey), Debbie Ricketts (Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset), Debbie Deakin (Mickleover Golf Club, Derbyshire), Mandy Holden (West End Golf Club, Yorkshire), Hannah Golding (Brocton Hall Golf Club, Staffordshire). Tags: Bridgestone, Chase Your Dreamlast_img read more

Snowpack doubles at tree-line with new snowfallSnowpack doubles at tree-line with new snowfall

first_imgThe tree-line snowpack has doubled in the Kootenay Pass area over the last two days as 45 centimetres of new snow has fallen, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre on Sunday. Throughout the region, treeline snowpack depths are generally 60 to 100 cm., depending on wind-loading. A buried crust approximately 15 to 20 cm. above the ground has produced variable results with snowpack tests, but is generally gaining strength. Recent moderate ridge-top winds formed soft wind slabs on the leeward side of ridge crests and terrain features. Wind slabs are probably primed for human-triggering on uniform lee ridge-top slopes and in cross-loaded gullies. New snow was sluffing with human-triggers on steeper terrain, according to a report from Matt Peter on Sunday, Nov. 21. As a result, confidence in the backcountry snowpack is rated at fair. Many tree-line and alpine areas are at threshold snow depths for avalanches, however, little field data is available. If you are an early season enthusiast, send the Canadian Avalanche Centre an email or give them a call to let them know what you saw in the mountains: [email protected] or 250-837-2141 ext 230. Other sources: Avalanche course information for sledders is found at: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/community/sled Some general backcountry notes: Slopes with the best riding are also the most avalanche-prone. Watch for isolated slabs on smooth ground and use extra caution around locally deep pockets of wind-transported snow down-wind of terrain features and in gullies. Avoid exposure to terrain traps whenever possible. They are a significant and often overlooked hazard. Managing risk through route finding requires a good understanding of terrain traps and how they can magnify the consequences of an avalanche. At lower elevations, watch out for poorly buried rocks, stumps, logs, and other early season hazards. Source: Canadian Avalanche Centrelast_img read more

Brentford aiming to end 82-year wait for win at NewcastleBrentford aiming to end 82-year wait for win at Newcastle

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images.Lloyd Owusu scored when Brentford last met Newcastle, in September 2001Brentford meet Newcastle for the first time in 15 years, when the Magpies won a League Cup tie 4-1. The Bees haven’t won at St. James’ Park since the very first meeting between the sides back in 1934, but good results at Brighton and Aston Villa have boosted their confidence.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 15 October 2016Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)Five key battles: Including Scott Hogan v Jamal LascellesVital statistic: The Bees have only won three of the nine meetings between the two clubs – their last victory over Newcastle came in January 1948.Injuries and suspensionsNEWCASTLE UNITEDRuled out: Rolando Aarons (broken foot), Rob Elliot (knee), Massadio Haidara (knee).Fitness test: Daryl Murphy (calf).BRENTFORDRuled out: Lasse Vibe (ankle ligament), Alan Judge (broken leg), Rico Henry (shoulder), Callum Elder (knee). Possible starting line-upsNewcastle: Darlow; Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Colback, Shelvey; Ritchie, Diame, Gouffran; Gayle.Brentford: Bentley; Colin, Egan, Dean, Bjelland; Yennaris, Woods; Clarke, Sawyers, Macleod; Hogan. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Newcastle: W W D L W (10 points) • Home: W L W W L (9 points)Brentford: D W L W D (8 points) • Away: L D W L L (4 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Newcastle – 7: Gayle; 3: Shelvey; 2: Gouffran; 1: Atsu, Clark, Hanley, Hayden, Lascelles, Mitrovic, Perez, Ritchie, Yedlin.Brentford – 7: Hogan; 3: Egan; 2: Vibe; 1: Clarke, Colin, Dean, Kaikai, Yennaris.LAST FIVE MEETINGS12 Sep 2001: Newcastle 4 Brentford 16 Mar 1993: Newcastle 5 Brentford 14 Oct 1992: Brentford 1 Newcastle 229 Jan 1955: Newcastle 3 Brentford 217 Jan 1948: Brentford 1 Newcastle 0Newcastle 4 wins, Brentford 1 win, 0 draws See also:Our West London Championship XI based on the season so farHogan named player of the monthFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Geocaching Near the Top of the World – Finnish StyleGeocaching Near the Top of the World – Finnish Style

first_img SharePrint RelatedFinding friends at Belgium Mega-EventSeptember 17, 2019In “Community”13 Years Lisboa — Bryan Roth’s Trip to a Portugal Mega-EventJuly 23, 2013In “Community”What You’re Missing at a Mega-Event – The Brugse Beer IV Mega-Event VideoMay 13, 2014In “Française” This sign does not lieMega-Smiles at Latitude 61 in FinlandEditor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are  attending dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images for the apps, and some shoot videos explaining it all. Cindy or  Frau Potter works with geocaching community volunteers. This is her Mega-Event experience.Cindy a.k.a. Frau PotterAt Latitude 61, this time of year days are long and nights are short. With sunrise at 4:00am and sunset at 11:00pm, I found this left plenty of time for meeting geocachers at Mega Finland 2014 – Amazing Geocaching. In fact, more than 1,600 geocachers attended this event and I needed all that extra time to meet them all! My weekend began with a 3-hour train ride from Helsinki, Finland to the event location at Himos holiday resort near Jämsä, Finland. I arrived just in time to witness hundreds of geocachers helping to set up the geo-village, including erecting tents and preparing campfires. It was terrific to see all the collaboration. The event organizers (Gnutcha&Joorz) are veterans at hosting Mega-Events. This was the third and biggest, Mega-Event they organized. They were understandably proud of this free event. The Himos resort supplied the location, showers, toilets and water free of charge in return for the paying campers and cottage rentals. Gnutcha&Joorz said the official expenses for the event came in at about 60 Euros.Team Papan PoppooMega-Event Organizers Gnutcha&JoorzMy amazing team – Jarom, arnevela, tuulituuli and Gandal491The primary activity at the Mega-Event were two Adventure courses (one competitive and one leisure) and 10 fun Lab Caches. Geocachers were divided into teams to complete these courses. A highlight of my weekend was working with my team – Jarom, arnevela, tuulituuli and Gandal491 – on the course and Lab Caches. We had a lot of laughs together.My favorite stations were “Flaming Tower, “Robin Hood” and “Bingo”. The Flaming Tower required three geocachers – one to pump water, one to aim the spray at the target and one to grab the container as it floated to the top. What a great activity for such a hot day!Careful aim brings geocache container floating to the topRobin Hood looked like a modern practice for Hunger Games, except no one got hurt. And the Bingo activity was a creative Lab Cache that required you to get signatures from event volunteers who had completed certain geocaching accomplishments. The Bingo activity was a brilliant way to make sure participants talked with volunteers.Geocachers prepping for Hunger GamesGaldal491 signs for Bingo lab cacheQueue waiting to sign coffee event logbookIt was terrific to see why geocaching is so popular in Finland and to meet so many new friends. To my new Finnish geocaching friends, I say “Kiitos!”. Thanks for the adventure!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Ind vs Pak: India exults after beating Pak, to face Sri Lanka in finalInd vs Pak: India exults after beating Pak, to face Sri Lanka in final

first_imgMan-of-the-Match Sachin Tendulkar scored 85 as India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in the World Cup semi-final at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Score | Latest match photosThey now meet Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.The clash that was being billed as the “final ahead of the final” saw India batsmen score 260 even as Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz finished with a fiver.Chasing 261, Pakistan were all out 231 with Misbah-ul-Haq top scoring with 56 on board.Earlier, Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal batted according to the merit of the ball, playing the loose ones to the boundary and leaving out the good balls.However, on occasions they seemed wary of Munaf Patel, who was bowling a good line keeping the batsmen on a tight leash.Hafeez even survived a run out chance in the sixth over. Luckily for him, the replays showed that he had brought his bat down at the right time.But, it wasn’t Munaf, but Zaheer Khan, who got the first breakthrough scalping opener Kamran Akmal on 19 with Yuvraj Singh taking his catch in the deep. Pakistan were 44/1 at the stage.Finally, the hard-working Munaf got the reward for his efforts in the 16th over. He was consistently bowling on the off and Mohammad Hafeez didn’t have a choice but play and when he did, an edge off his bat was pouched by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps. He fell for 43 and Pakistan went down to 70/2.Post Hafeez’s wicket Pakistan’s experienced campaigner Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq got on with a partnership. They had put 33 runs for the third wicket when Yuvraj Singh decided to break their stand. His straight ball cramped the batsman for room and in the next millisecond the ball had uprooted Shafiq’s middle stump. He fell for 30 and Pakistan fell to 103/3.advertisementYuvraj Singh, who has helped India win four of their league matches, once again struck and this time he did away for Younis Khan (13) to reduce Pakistan to 106/4.Then Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal attempted a revival. Umar even relieved the pressure off Pakistan striking boundaries and over the fence shots off Yuvraj Singh.The duo had put 36 runs for the fifth wicket when Harbhajan Singh got the man India wanted. And it was his doosra that zipped past Umar to strike on to his stumps on 29. Pakistan lost him on 142/5 in 33.1 overs.Later Munaf Patel earned his second wicket of the day by scalping Abdul Razzaq. And it was his slower ball that did the trick as Razzaq ended up losing his off stump on three. Pakistan went down to 150/6 in 36.2 overs.Then Harbhajan Singh struck back to send Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi home with his turner. He fell for 19 and Pakistan went down to 184/7.With seven wickets down, India bowlers didn’t have much trouble doing away with the tail-enders. The only man that came in their way was Misbah-ul-Haq (56), but on the penultimate ball of the match Zaheer scalped him to book berth in the final. India inningsPakistan paceman Wahab Riaz scalped five as India posted 260/9 against their arch-rivals. India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss with a specially minted coin. And right way Virender Sehwag got on with what he is famous for – blasting away boundaries. To be precise he hit five fours in the third over off Umar Gul.Later, Sehwag even played his famous ‘upar cut’. But Gul failed to do what left-arm paceman Wahab Riaz did, he bowled it straight and trapped Sehwag leg-before on 38, it was so plumb that even the review could not save him. India lost their first wicket on 48.Soon, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir got on with a partnership to thwart the Pakistan attack.It wasn’t the pacers, who were creating a problem for the batsmen but the spinners as Sachin survived a stumping chance and then a leg-before off offie Saeed Ajmal in the 11th over. And it was actually the review that saved him after the on-field umpire had raised his finger. On the next ball too Sachin survived another chance.Later in the innings Tendulkar survived another chance when Misbah-ul-Haq dropped him off Shahid Afridi in the 14th over. Then in the 20th over the Master Blaster survived another chance when Younis Khan dropped him and once again the bowler was Afridi.However, it wasn’t Sachin Tendulkar but Gautam Gambhir, who was forced to walk back in the 19th over. Mohammad Hafeez beat Gambhir by his bounce even as he tried to punch the ball away. The ball took the edge off his bat and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal did the rest behind the stumps.advertisementThen Wahab Riaz struck to scalp Virat Kohli and then clean bowled India’s saviour in four World Cup games, Yuvraj Singh on consecutive balls to reduce India to 141/4.However, the drama with Sachin Tendulkar’s innings was far from over as Umar Akmal dropped him on 82 off Mohammad Hafeez on the last ball off the 35th over.Finally on the last ball of the 37th over, Sachin Tendulkar departed after surviving stumping, leg-before and catching opportunities. And guess who claimed his catch. It was no other than captain Shahid Afridi in whose over he was dropped twice in the outfield. He fell on 85 off Saeed Ajmal’s ball. The score at the stage was 187/5.India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been out of form since the South Africa series, could not stay at the crease for long and fell to Riaz’s pace in the 42nd over. He could manage just 25.At death, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh attempted a revival effectively using the Powerplay (45 to 49 overs) to their cause. But offie Saeed Ajmal ruined their plans as his doosra scalped Harbhajan Singh in the 47th over with Kamran Akmal performing the final rites. India fell to 236/7. In the last over of the match Raiz claimed Zaheer Khan to increase his victims tally to five. Nevertheless, India managed to post a competitive 260/9 on board.last_img read more

Dip into luxuryDip into luxury

first_imgITC Gardenia, Bangalore’s Peacock Suite Bathroom sports design elements conceptualised by Francesca BasuAt the swank premises of The Oberoi, Gurgaon, step into an oasis of calm. The 178-sq-ft suite restrooms of this newlylaunched property push the envelope with jaw-dropping views of water bodies. Overlooking either the 36,000-sq-ft central reflection pool,ITC Gardenia, Bangalore’s Peacock Suite Bathroom sports design elements conceptualised by Francesca BasuAt the swank premises of The Oberoi, Gurgaon, step into an oasis of calm. The 178-sq-ft suite restrooms of this newlylaunched property push the envelope with jaw-dropping views of water bodies. Overlooking either the 36,000-sq-ft central reflection pool or the outdoor swimming pool, these washrooms sport artworks by R. D. Roy, Siddharth Pansari and Neeraj Yadav.Just a stone’s throw away is The Westin Gurgaon, that stands out from the crowd with its Royal Suite Bathroom. A huge draw with well-heeled guests, the space has a sprawling vanity area with a freestanding couple bathtub flaunting a waterfalleffect spout. Greeting you at the entrance are slidingglass doors with delicately-etched frosted patterns.Partially frosted tempered glass enclose the bathroom at Hilton ChennaiGlamorous washrooms are no longer the preserve of high octane spa outfits. Times have changed and now glitzy five star hotels are creating spaces that offer you the best in restroom luxury. So, there are ‘His’ and ‘Her’ basins, customised sanitary features, walk-in closets and even attached dressers.Says Jishnu Veliath, Executive Housekeeper,The Oberoi Gurgaon, “We feel luxury is now more about the intangibles. It’s more about experience and senses. Even the washrooms in the hotels are designed to give the same feeling of space, serenity and elegance.” He adds that the modern traveller is more discerning, someone who enjoys visiting new places but is also always on the lookout for outof-the-box experiences.The Westin Gurgaon’s Royal Suite washroom has a free-standing couple bathtubThat’s a thought echoed by ITC Gardenia, Bangalore and Hilton Chennai as well. The washroom of The Peacock Suite, the presidential suite at ITC Gardenia, sports design elements conceptualised by British designer Francesca Basu. The beautiful artworks and ornaments displayed in this area have been commissioned to Indian craftsmen for a touch of authenticity in a hotel that has hosted guests such as Vijay Mallya and Mukesh Ambani.So, an intricate glass inlay work, recalling The Tree of Life, one of the central symbols of the property, has been depicted by artisans from Jaipur on one of the washroom walls. Marble mudras, or small statues of the human hand in specific gestures, have been used as rests for remote controls, while a column-like marble figure surmounted with a lotus stands next to the bathtub.The floors and walls of the hotel’s regular washrooms are draped in Jerusalem Gold StoneCertainly, the new clique of washroom designers are swearing by decadence and, the Peacock Suite bathroom is testament to that. There’s an acrylic love tub that occupies pride of place in this 290-sq-ft bath, vanity and shower area. Perched above the washbasin is a flat-screen television while Bose speakers are fitted into the ceiling to achieve stunning acoustic effects.Hilton Chennai too is hoping to interact with its sophisticated patrons through its smart washroom designs. At the helm of affairs is design firm DiLeonardo that has focussed on a clutter-free look for the washroom. Eye-catchers here are bronze screens that reflect like mirrors. Giving the interiors a fillip are henna-inspired patterns etched on bronze screens that have been ordered from the decorative steel label Cobelco in Hong Kong.Natural light streaming through large picture windows brightens up the spacePractical touches abound in these fancy washrooms. For instance, the smoky-ocean-tinted marble flooring has a rough finish for a better grip. The marble theme runs through the shower and toilet wall as well with white Statuario marble accents providing visual stimulation. The final flourish is added by way of a partially-frosted tempered glass that encloses the entire bathroom.For the design-conscious traveller, the hotel washroom is also about appearance. Says Sanjay Sharma, General Manager of The Westin Gurgaon, “The brief was to have spacious and opulent washrooms with minimum ornamentation. The primary focus was on the richness of materials.” Hence, the Royal Suite has a separate powder room for visiting guests. The floors and walls are draped in Jerusalem Gold stone that’s been imported from Egypt while the cubicles are adorned with customised mosaics. Other design accents include Italian ariston white stone for the vanity counter and white chalked oak veneer from China for the wall panellings. “The public washrooms have a mix of grey beige travertino and venus brown stone along with decorative patterns in bronze sheet,” says Sharma.Washbasins from Kohler occupy pride of place in The Oberoi, Gurgaon’s bathroomsIt’s true that savvy patrons are demanding luxe fixtures in their washrooms. “All our fittings are from Gessi, including chrome soap caddies for the free standing bathtub, the towel rails, the rotational rain shower and the hand shower,” says Veliath of The Oberoi, Gurgaon. Other brands that have made their way into this space include Toto for toilets, Kohler for washbasins and Aliseo for the magnifying mirror. In addition, there are Italian Flos micro battery lights.For most people, a washroom does offer the prospect of indulgence. To that end, Hilton Chennai has installed Kaldewei bath tubs as well as basins, closets and taps from Gessi. ITC Gardenia too has attractive options like hand, head or massive rain showers, imported from Germany.Extravagance is the mantra for the new-age washroom. And that should inspire you to check into the latest crop of hospitality outfits. After all, these spaces not only make a style statement but promise to pamper you silly as well.Brand basicsThe Oberoi, GurgaonLuxury bathroom fittings are from Gessi, including chrome soap caddies for free-standing bathtub and towel rails.The Westin GurgaonCeramic ware is from Duravit, Kohler, Kaldewei and Apaiser. Jerusalem Gold Stone has been used on walls.Hilton ChennaiBronze screens are from Cobelco in Hong Kong. Gessi basins, taps and closets share space with Kaldewei bath tubs.ITC Gardenia, BangaloreBose speakers are fitted into the ceiling for a stunning acoustic effect. Hand, head and rain showers are from Germany.Additional reporting by Ayesha Aleem and Shilpa Rathnam.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

London Olympics: Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian shuttler to reach semi-finalsLondon Olympics: Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian shuttler to reach semi-finals

first_imgYou could have confused the Wembley badminton hall to be in India. The tricolour was a prized possession as spectators waved it in the stands and chanted “Sainaaa, Sainaaa…”And the diva of Indian badminton did everything to bring cheer as she cranked up her game like a true champion to dump Tine Baun 21-15, 22-20 and enter the women’s singles semi-final.As the cherubic lass leapt and smashed from the back court for a winner, Saina was in a state of joy as she shouted, then hit the deck and slapped both her palms on the court.Saina had been well in control of her emotions right through the 29-minute high voltage contest but the second game was a cliff-hanger.With the tall Baun leading by three game points, Saina needs to play something special. And what a way she responded, keeping her focus intact and covering the court with grace.It was Saina’ s poise and killer instinct which enabled her shut out Baun in front of packed stands where a huge number of Indians had bought tickets for the afternoon session.The Saina Nehwal of Beijing 2008 and the Saina of London 2012 are two different players. If she was then a player who was learning what it is to compete at the highest level against tough opponents, now she is feared.Her hair short and neat, hair clips holding it back in place even as she jumped, dived and retrieved the shuttle, everything was neat about Saina, as she ran through the first game in just 16 minutes.advertisementThose reaching the Wembley arena late had missed valuable action as Saina was in ‘the zone’. For her part, Baun was back-pedalling in the contest, sweating and unable to force the pace.The way Saina played today was so different from previous big matches at the All England championship, Asian Games and world championship.Having been given the tag of choker on big stage, Saina needed to tell the world she had changed her approach.The golden chain around her neck shone, and the “aum” locket was for divine blessings as she danced on court and made a superb comeback in the second game.Baune was up three game points and Saina was in no mood to play the decider. The way the Indian turned the pressure onto her opponent was revealing, as it spoke about her hunger to win.Before this, no Indian player has ever made the badminton semi-finals, so it was imperative Saina won. As she walked away from the court, coach P.Gopichand was waiting to congratulate her.The young lady has to rest well and recover fast as she runs into China’s World No.1 Wang Yihan on Friday. Wang beat Taipei’s Cheng Shao Chieh 21-14, 21-11 in the other quarter-final.In five previous meetings, Saina has never beat Wang Yihan but this could be a new chapter.The World Badminton Federation says that if a player enters the semi-finals, it does not guarantee a medal. So, Saina has to continue the hard work.”I am happy the Olympics are in London, as it feels half Indian,” said Saina later.Asked what people back home in Hyderabad will do, Saina had read it well. “I think they’ll all be going crazy tonight and my dad too,” said smiling Saina.Asked for her reactions after the win, Saina said: “I’m so happy as it’s one of my dreams to play in the Olympic semi-finals. The last time, in the quarter-finals of the Beijing Olympics, I was up 11-3 and I still can’t forget that.”Asked about her next opponent Wang Yihan, Saina said, “She’s a great player and has performed so well for so long.”last_img read more

4 days ago​Pochettino calls for unity amidst Spurs downturn4 days ago​Pochettino calls for unity amidst Spurs downturn

first_img​Pochettino calls for unity amidst Spurs downturnby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to see unity from his players.The Argentine manager knows the club is going through an uncertain period.The futures of many senior players are in question, with their contracts set to run out in the summer.But Pochettino believes the squad must stick together to achieve anything this season.He told reporters: “It is not the moment to talk [about transfers], when the time arrives we are going to take that decision in one way or another.”Now is the time to stay all together, all of the squad, with the staff and the fans and try and change the atmosphere.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Alfa Laval Wraps Up Tests for USCG Type ApprovalAlfa Laval Wraps Up Tests for USCG Type Approval

first_imgzoomImage by WMN Swedish engineering group Alfa Laval has completed additional tests to verify the biological efficacy of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 without holding time.Undertaken at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), the test showed that PureBallast 3 “is on target to be the first UV ballast water treatment system with zero holding time in its U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for all three water salinities.”Alfa Laval added that the test reporting is in its final stages.“The ability to discharge ballast without holding time in United States waters is an important issue for many customers,” Peter Sahlén, Manager Research & Development, Alfa Laval PureBallast, said.“PureBallast 3 was the first ballast water treatment system to be revised G8 ready, and the new test results put it on track to be the first UV system with zero holding time under USCG regulations.”last_img read more