13th International Swimming Competition at the Otoka Pool

first_imgThe opening ceremony of the 13th international swimming competition and the parade of the participants will be held on the occasion of the Day of Sarajevo City, on Saturday, 05.04.2014, at 09.30, at the Olympic Pool Otoka, and the start of competitions will take place at 10:00.On behalf of the City of Sarajevo, as the sponsor, the Deputy Mayor Dr. Ranko Čović will officially open the meeting.About 500 swimmers from Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro and B&H, who will compete in 10 disciplines will participate in this competition, which will be held under the motto “Sarajevo, with love”.The swimming club “Bosna” Sarajevo is the organizer of this manifestation.(Source: Fena)last_img

Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19, Adria Tour cancelled

first_img****XINHUA Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Novak DjokovicKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Belgrade, confirmed the press office of the world’s No. 1 tennis player in a release.Djokovic was tested immediately upon his arrival in Belgrade from Zadar, Croatia, where the second leg of the Adria Tour regional tennis tournament was interrupted and canceled by confirmed cases of infections among participants and their teams.“The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative,” Djokovic stated.He explained that the purpose of the Adria Tour that he organized with his family was “to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region”, as well as to help both established and emerging tennis players from South-Eastern Europe to gain access to some competitive tennis while the various tours are on hold due to the COVID-19 situation.center_img “Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were. I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine. I will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days, and repeat the test in five days,” Djokovic stated in the press release.Previously, legs of Adria Tour have been canceled in Montenegro and Slovenia due to health concerns, while during the tournament in Zadar several players and team members tested positive on COVID-19 including Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric.Organizers of the Adria Tour stated Tuesday that the scheduled tournaments in Banjaluka and Sarajevo are cancelled too because “it is of highest importance to stabilize the epidemiologic situation.”last_img read more

Read why Aussie bowler Megan Schutt ‘just hates playing India’

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/GettyAdvertisement wiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eajn5g0r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cfmoWould you ever consider trying this?😱4tlCan your students do this? 🌚9gRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Women’s cricket team has been on a marvellous run in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, the ladies have made history with reaching the final of the tournament for the first time, and the supporters are yearning to see them lifting their maiden T20 World Cup trophy as India takes on the hosts in the final match. However, Aussie bowler Megan Schutt has dropped a bombshell, revealing that she ‘hates’ playing against India!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/GettyBefore the commencement of the world cup, Australia and India went head to head against each other along with England in the Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series. While Aussies came out victorious from the match, it bears some foul memories Megan Schutt.As Australia won the toss and chose to field first, Schutt opened up the bowling, but faced the wrath of India’s superstar opener Smriti Mandhana and the young teenage sensation Shafali Verma.Advertisement Not so fond of her memories against the Indian openers, Schutt stated that she doesn’t like the fixture against Women in Blue.“I just hate playing India- they’ve got the wood on me,” she said in a recent interview.Advertisement Mandhana, who landed a swashbuckling 23-ball-35, knocked a six in the first delivery from Schutt, followed by a boundary from Verma. The pacer gave away 16 runs in the over, and adding up to a total of 26 runs from 4 overs bowled.The 27 year old continued: “Smriti and Verma have got me covered. That six in the tri-series was probably the biggest one I’ve ever been hit for.”Schutt faced the wrath of the Indian bating order throughout the remnant of the series. In the second match and third match, she gave away another 26 and 28 runs respectively. This caused her international T20 economy rate to rise to 6.93 from 5.98.“There are obviously some plans we’re going to revisit as bowlers,” having the experience against India for handful of times before the final match, Schutt is confident about some necessary change ups in the bowling lineup.Although, Schutt added that she isn’t confident to take the pitch in the opening overs, considering the beating she received from their rivals in the recent past.“Clearly, I’m not the best match-up to those two in the powerplay. They find me quite easy to play,” she concluded.The final, a mirror copy of the inaugural match of the tournament, is on this Sunday at Melbourne Cricket Ground.Also read-Sourav Ganguly gives massive update on IPL 2020 amid Coronavirus fears Advertisementlast_img read more

Kootenay Ice host Major Midget tryout camp this weekend at NDCC Arena

first_imgMidget-aged hockey players from throughout the Kootenays will be in Nelson this weekend to attend the evaluation camp of the Kootenay Ice Midget AAA Hockey Team.The Ice is part of the 11-team B.C. Major Midget Hockey League for players 15, 16 and 17 year old.Camps are held every year to evaluate players and help coaches select teams. The Kootenay Ice camp, headed up by head coach Mario DiBella and former Nelson Leaf assistant Sean Dooley, is one of 11 held throughout the province.Camp, set for the NDCC Arena in Nelson, begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. with registration followed by a parent meeting.Players, divided into two groups, take to the ice for sessions to close out the first day.Saturday, coaches and evaluators select three teams for scrimmage games.Those teams will be cut to two teams, which play a two-hour game Sunday morning.The tryout camp concludes with player interview Sunday afternoon.The success of the BCMML is at an all time high with the 2011-2012 Evaluation Camps setting a new record for the highest registration in league history.  Approximately 800 players will hit the ice this weekend.The 2011 BCMML champion Vancouver North West Giants defeated Alberta rep Red Deer Rebels to advance to the National Midget Championship TELUS Cup for the first time in league history.In 2010-11 the Kootenay Ice finished 10th overall with an 8-25-7 record. Some of last year’s team, including Dryden Hunt of Nelson and Luke Bertolucci of Trail used seasoning in the BCMMHL to garner potential spots on Tier II Junior A rosters in the B.C. Hockey [email protected]last_img read more

Canucks Win Battle of Traded Players, But Lose Game 5-3 to Buffalo

first_img In this manner, they really are difference makers for this club.  If they were scoring at their regular point-plus per game clip, it’s unlikely the Canucks would have had so many games reach overtime recently, and probably would have completed the comeback tonight.  There’s certainly enough blame to go around for those three goals against – the fourth line of Lapierre-Malhotra-Kassian and the third defensive pairing of Rome-Gragnani were all on the ice for the first and third goals, with Malhotra in particular appearing to be uncharacteristically out of position on the first, Lapierre on the third.  The second goal was a bit of a fire drill in the Canucks’ zone, Hamhuis turning the puck over, then chasing, an unlucky bounce across the slot, Luongo and Burrows losing their sticks, etc.  As I mentioned above – it was just a perfect storm to Buffalo’s benefit. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily. The Vancouver Canucks hosted the Buffalo Sabres in a rare meeting between the expansion cousins on Saturday night at Rogers Arena.  What was, for the longest time, a ho-hum game on the late-season schedule took on increased relevance after last Monday’s trade between the two teams, which sent rookies Cody Hodgson and Zach Kassian across the continent. The play between the two players was an interesting subplot to the game, ending with a 5-3 Buffalo victory.This game was a story of two different games.  The Canucks typically start games well and score first in two out of every three games.  Tonight, they came out extremely flat, and that start coupled with some questionable goaltending by starter Roberto Luongo doomed them to a 3-0 deficit just over five minutes into the first. The Buffalo goals were scored by Ville Leino, who had the first two, and by Brad Boyes, who wired a shot past Luongo, off the post and in, then quickly back out, which caused officials to rule no-goal until the NHL situation room reviewed the play.Luongo can be legitimately faulted on the first two Leino goals, and once the third one went in, coach Alain Vigneault had seen enough and relieved him of his duties in favour of Cory Schneider.From that point forth, the Canucks were a different team, outskating, outworking, outhitting, outshooting, and outscoring the Sabres through the balance of the game.  The second period featured a number of power plays and some immense pressure by Vancouver, however, they weren’t able to solve Buffalo netminder Ryan Miller until 15:37 when David Booth beat him on the power play. Booth added a second goal at 3:43 of the third, his goals bookending a fluky goal by ex-Canuck Christian Ehrhoff which went in a minute before Booth scored.  Zach Kassian rounded out the scoring for the Canucks, scoring his first as a Canuck as he made a game of it at 17:14 of the final stanza, before Tyler Ennis iced it for the Sabres with just over a minute remaining, scoring into an empty net.  I actually had to miss the first period of the game live, and watched it at the conclusion of the game.  If you started watching tonight’s game at the beginning of the second period and didn’t know the score, you would have sworn the Canucks easily handled the Sabres. Unfortunately for the Canucks, tonight was one of those nights where there was a perfect storm early in the game, and every mistake wound up in the back of the net.  Frankly, I thought Vancouver played with great intensity throughout the game and generally took the game to Buffalo. While they weren’t rewarded with any points for their efforts, there have been too many nights in the last month where the Canucks appear to be merely coasting through, and they are a good enough team to garner points based on those efforts.Those types of games are not going to produce a lot of wins come playoff time, so it was refreshing to see the Canucks being forced to play with some urgency – bringing the game to Buffalo physically, creating scoring chances, drawing penalties, and the like.  Ehrhoff’s goal was completely against the run of play and went in off Aaron Rome’s skate – if that goal hadn’t found its way into the back of the net, the result would have been more positive for Vancouver. The Canucks just didn’t get the bounces tonight – and over an 82 game schedule, there are bound to be nights like this one.  In a way, it’s somewhat comforting to know that the Canucks can put a bad effort on the ice, receive subpar goaltending, and still come within a hair of getting points out of the game. GAME OBSERVATIONS Hodgson made his return to Vancouver and centred Buffalo’s second line. He finished with no points in 16:52 of icetime, with a plus one rating.  Hodgson made a few nice plays, but missed the net on his best chances.  Kassian, on the other hand, was promoted to Kesler’s second line in the second period and wound up igniting the unit, as it accounted for all three Canuck goals.  Kassian also led the team with seven hits, providing exactly what he was brought in to do. The ineffectiveness of the Canucks power play is becoming a major concern.  The question here is one of chicken vs. egg:  are the PP stats bad because the twins aren’t playing well; or, are the twins’ stats struggling because they are having trouble scoring on the PP?  It seems obvious these are co-dependent – the way the games are being played (and called) now, it’s tough for them to find space on the ice to work their magic.  This should be a major concern for everyone in Canuck Nation. Regardless, Luongo could have made saves on the first two goals, his decision on the second one being a horrible one, as he swatted the puck into the slot with his blocker. The Sedin twins continue to struggle mightily.  Each time they appear to gotten over their scoring woes, they have another game like tonight where they fail to deliver any points.  Some stats:  they have combined for one point in the last five games; one power play goal in the last 19 games; and they have only had points in 4 out of the last 12 games. The second line nearly made the difference tonight.  After Raymond was moved off the unit in favour of Kassian, they produced two goals.  Kassian has come as advertised – he can skate, he hits, and provides a physical presence the team needed.  I’m slowly being convinced the trade might not have been as disastrous as I originally thought.  On the other hand, I have seen enough of Marc-Andre Gragnani.  It’s one thing to “jump into the play” and try to get some points from the back end, but completely the other to play as a forward when you’re a rearguard.  I don’t think he looked good tonight and look forward to seeing Chris Tanev back in the lineup. AV needs to consider making the demotion of Raymond permanent – his speed and defensive abilities are valuable, but not on a scoring line.  I’ve changed my mind on this – I have felt that his abilities to create turnovers benefitted his linemates, but when you can predict with certainty how every foray he makes into the offensive zone will play out (ending with losing the puck), it’s time to try something different.  “Something different” tonight resulted in two goals, so I say, stick with it. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Night:  Oft-maligned Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play man Mark Lee was on the call tonight.  Apparently I’m in the minority, as I like the way he calls a game.  I like the intonation he uses and some of his nomenclature and sentence structure is entertaining.  It was (rudely) pointed out to me on Twitter tonight that he makes mistakes – however, I believe that you could find errors by almost every play by play voice in the business.Frankly, the biggest thing I like about him is that he calls a fair game, not exhibiting any discernable bias for or against any particular teams.  My distaste for HNIC is well-documented, and most of it stems from their tacit acceptance of everything the league does and lack of holding the league to account when it’s warranted. This bias starts at the top and filters its way down through the studio teams and right into the play by play teams.  Lee, and his partner Kevin Weekes, may not call the best game ever and might say a few silly things here and there, but at least you can trust them to call what they see on the ice exactly how they see it, and tell you when they agree or disagree.  As a viewer, watching a national broadcast, that’s all I expect.If you’re a Canuck fan and you missed HNIC After Hours, it’s a must-see.  Find someone that PVR’ed it, or look for it on the CBC website.  The segment starts with a good interview with Kassian, and finishes with a full 25 minutes of comedy, courtesy of Kevin Bieksa.  Pure entertainment.Looking ahead:  On Tuesday night, the Canucks host the Dallas Stars in the third game of their season-long seven game homestand. The story of this game really is the fact that Buffalo was up 3-0 before the Canucks realized a game was going on, and were provided tremendous goalkeeping by Miller compared to a subpar effort from Luongo.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA’S XBTV.COM STREAMING LIVE BREEDERS’ CUP WORKOUTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM GREAT RACE PLACE LEADING INTO BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 4 & 5

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, is now streaming live morning workouts and interviews via XBTV.com’s “Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita” from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. PDT each morning.Owned by the Stronach Group, XBTV provides fans with cutting edge programming that enlists multiple Ultra HD cameras and insightful commentary as horses from around the world converge on The Great Race Place for the biggest two days in racing.Available only at XBTV.com, “Control Room” features nationally acclaimed hosts and analysts such as Millie Ball, Zoe Cadman, Jeff Siegel and Aaron Vercruysse, who provide context, lend expertise and deliver interviews with many of this year’s Breeders’ Cup principals.As “Control Room” completed day two Wednesday morning, the roster of horses shown in action this week includes Bob Baffert trainees such as record breaking, Grade I Travers winner Arrogate (Breeders’ Cup Classic), Dortmund (Dirt Mile), Klimt (Juvenile), Lord Nelson (Sprint) and Noted and Quoted (Juvenile Fillies).Other Breeders’ Cup “A-Listers” caught on XBTV video include three-time Eclipse Champion Beholder, Stellar Wind (both pointing to BC Distaff), Met Mile winner Frosted (Classic), Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist (Classic) and last year’s BC Sprint winner, Runhappy (Dirt Mile).In addition to morning shows such as “Control Room,” XBTV provides live racing coverage each weekend from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park and more. XBTV.com can be viewed on any computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device or smart TV.last_img read more

Ravens 34, Raiders 17: No. 1 pick remains in sight after 9th loss

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.BALTIMORE — Derek Carr’s quest to ruin the Raiders’ draft position met its match in the Ravens on Sunday, and the No. 1 pick remains firmly in sight after a 34-17 loss in Baltimore dropped the Raiders to 2-9.The game unofficially ended with six minutes left, when Carr fumbled on 4th-and-8 from his own 38-yard line, and 16th-year linebacker Terrell Suggs carried the ball with one hand all the way to the end zone to put the …last_img

Hopes for Wet Mars Diminished

first_img(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The clays on Mars that were thought to be indicative of a wet past could, instead, be formed by volcanoes.Live Science said: “New Mars Theory Questions Red Planet’s Watery Past.”Astrobiology Magazine said, “Clay Not Evidence of Lakes on Mars.”New Scientist said, “Not so moist Mars: Clays may come from lava, not lakes.”  The article quotes Brian Hynek saying, “Such a result would imply that early Mars may not have been as habitable as previously thought at the time when Earth’s life was taking hold.”  Live Science, though, said Hynek is holding out hope that some of the Martian clays could have had a watery origin.Live Science includes a 6-minute video update by John Grotzinger, project scientist for the Curiosity rover.  He’s still hoping to find evidence of a watery past in Gale Crater.  If history is a guide, scientists expected to find water-lain deposits in Gusev Crater where the earlier Spirit rover landed.  Spirit, however, only found dry volcanic deposits (8/06/2004).Belief in Martians dies hard, though.  In a PhysOrg article, Lawrence Krauss states in a video clip he would “not be surprised” if Curiosity finds evidence of life on Mars.  He even thinks life evolved there first and polluted the Earth with life when Martian meteorites landed here, like the infamous ALH84001 that launched the new “science” of astrobiology (see 9/02/2012).Do astrobiologists have anything better than hope and imagination?  How can anyone call their faith scientific?last_img read more

Consumer help: post, parcels, mail

first_imgYou can report postal complaints, postal crime, track- and trace missing letters or parcels online, and give customer service-related inquiries to the following postal service providers:You can make use of the South African Post Office or Postnet to send or receive parcels or mail. (Image: savemoney.co.za)SA Post OfficeThe South African Post Office is the national postal service provider. Its services include local and international mail, courier services, stamps, paying bills, and third- party payments.You can also do various transactions via the website, such as tracking your parcel, renewing your post box, and buy stamps. You can locate a branch or search the online postal code directory.If you wish to complain about the service you have received, first contact the manager of the branch. If that fails to resolve the problem, call the national call centre or fill in the feedback form on the website.Website: www.postoffice.co.zaNational call centre: 0860 111 502PostNetPostNet is South Africa’s largest privately owned counter network in the document and parcel industry, with owner-managed retail stores. It is best to complain directly to the store’s manager if you are disatisfied. There is also a online contact form on the website.Website: www.postnet.co.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

If You Would Give Anything

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Would you give up your comfort for the discomfort of looking at ideas and beliefs you disagree with if it meant new choices and new results? Could you give up your strongest held beliefs?Would you give up your experience and your ability to take the role of beginner? Would you assume the role of student? Is it possible to give up what you have learned to take in new information and gain new experiences?Could you abandon the habits you’ve developed over a lifetime and trade them in for new habits, even if it meant devoting yourself to building them over the next 6 months? If this is what you had to do to have what you really want, could you?Are you willing to try something new even if you risked failing—or even embarrassing yourself in the process of practicing something necessary to move you closer to your goals?Will you give yourself the same advice you would give others if they needed to embrace the discomfort of ideas they don’t like, give up the competencies they’ve gained over time, develop new and difficult to run in habits, and risk failing and maybe even a loss of face if it meant they would attain their goals.If what you are doing now was enough for you to meet your goals, you would already have those goals. You can have anything you want, provided you are willing to pay the price and persist long enough to have it. Part of paying that price means giving up your comfort, your beliefs, your experience, and your habits. It means you take on new information, even information, ideas, and beliefs you have resisted—and maybe vehemently and publicly opposed.To have what you want, you don’t have to give anything, but you do have to give what is necessary—and what is necessary isn’t always easy to give.last_img read more