SAL Heavy Lift Returns to German Flag

first_imgSAL Heavy Lift, Hamburg-based carrier specializing in heavy lift and project cargo transport, informed that six of its vessels will fly the German flag by the end of 2017.Having started with MV Svenja on September 22, MV Trina, MV Anne-Sofie, MV Regine, MV Maria and MV Wiebke will quickly follow, according to the company.“We are very proud to return to the German flag. The German flag stands for quality, safety and compliance, and these are core values in SAL, so the German flag and our corporate objectives go well in hand,” Sebastian Westphal, Corporate Director Ship Management at SAL, commented.As explained, the decision to re-flag follows “careful considerations” on the fleet management process in SAL.The re-flagging process will be handled in cooperation with the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Commercial Transport, Postal Logistics and Telecommunication (BG Verkehr) and classification society DNV GL.“In view of the many benefits of the German Flag, we decided to initiate the re-flagging process. We are happy with the good cooperation we have had with BG Verkehr and DNV GL on the matter, and I know our crew onboard is proud to hoist the German flag,” Westphal added.SAL Heavy Lift, part of Harren & Partner Group, currently owns a fleet of 21 heavy lift vessels.last_img read more

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Faugheen seeking Christmas redemption at Kempton

first_img “I maybe didn’t show Nichols Canyon enough respect, maybe I went on homework but that can fool you,” Walsh told Racing UK. “When you get beat you always look for a reason, but who knows, by the end of Christmas Nichols Canyon may have won at Leopardstown and the form will look rock solid. “If I have to make the running I will, all I want is a good, honest gallop. I rode him last week and he seems in really good form. Fingers crossed he’ll run his race.” The reigning Champion Hurdle hero has questions to answer after surrendering his unbeaten record to stablemate Nichols Canyon on his reappearance in the Morgiana Hurdle, despite having soundly beaten his fellow Willie Mullins inmate in a gallop the week before. While Faugheen is long odds-on to repeat his win of 12 months ago, he will have to bounce back from that unexpected defeat. “Faugheen is good. Whether he did too much in his gallop beforehand or the tactics were wrong I’m not sure,” said Mullins. “I don’t think Ruby (Walsh) was worried about Nichols Canyon after the bit of work so maybe it was the tactics, but it was pointless the two of them having a fight for the lead. “On the day Ruby was happy to take a lead, but we probably didn’t realise how good the other fellow could be. We never dreamt he’d be flat, maybe he was. I wasn’t concerned that he hung, to me that’s what a tired horse did. As I said on the day, he had a sore mouth and that wasn’t why he hung. “He had a bit of a mouth problem (after the Morgiana), but I wouldn’t worry about that. “It will be interesting to see on his next couple of runs whether the form works out or not. Nichols Canyon could be improving. “On a strict line in the book, you would have to think he was disappointing, but we’ll see. “I’m hoping we’ll see the best of him at Kempton. He came out of Punchestown very well. He likes Kempton and I’m hoping he’s back to himself. He should be.” Walsh felt he might have underestimated his stable companion but that there will be no excuses this time. Faugheen will try to repair his reputation in the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

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FL woman wins $500,000 in lottery scratch-off game

first_imgA Florida woman has won the top prize in a newly launched lottery scratch-off game.Vicky Brymer, 46, took home $500,000 minus taxes, after buying her winning ticket from Food Max on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville.The $5 game called Crossword Extra Play launched in April and includes more than $69 million in prizes, including eight top prizes of $500,000.Florida Lottery officials said scratch-off games generate more than $871 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund and account for 69% of ticket sales.Brymer told local reporters she has not decided what she will do with the money.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs South Africa Dream 11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XI

first_imghighlights New Delhi : The encounter 30 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness Pakistan locking horns with South Africa at the home of cricket Lord’s in London. The game was supposed to be one of the big matches of this tournament but it looks like this contest is going to have no bearing on the overall result. Pakistan has won just one match out of its five while South Africa has won one out of its six.Both the teams are virtually out of the race for a semi-final berth unless something truly disastrous happens to one of the top-4 teams.That does not mean there is nothing to play for. Both South Africa and Pakistan are proud cricketing nations that are hurting due to their poor performances. The teams are receiving a lot of criticism from their fans and some players may be playing for their careers.Both the teams have some players that are at the end of their careers and a couple of them may well have played their last international game.With this, News Nation brings to you as what could be the best fantasy XI for the encounter between Pakistan and South Africa:Wicket Keeper: Quinton de Kock and SarfarazBatsmen: Babar Azam, Imam Ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman (c), Hashim AmlaAll-Rounder: JP DuminyBowlers: Mohammed Amir, Shadab Khan, Imran Tahir (vc), Kagiso Rabada For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Pakistan lost their last game to India in World Cup 2019. South Africa lost their last game to New Zealand in World Cup 2019.Pakistan defeated South Africa in last time they met in World Cup. last_img read more

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Wrestling TV: A new platform dedicated to Indian wrestlers

first_img First Published: 13th September, 2019 14:34 IST LIVE TV Last Updated: 14th September, 2019 10:44 IST Wrestling TV: A New Platform Dedicated To Indian Wrestlers World Wrestling Championship will be live digitally and the fans can get the opportunity to catch up with their favourite wrestlers in action like Sushil Kumar. 11 months ago Pakistan’s ‘they don’t believe us’ admission a writing on the wall FOLLOW US COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Suman Ray WATCH US LIVEcenter_img WE RECOMMEND India’s biggest Olympic stars like Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia could not be seen in action Live in World Wrestling Championships in the past. Reason? There was no Live streaming or digital platform to telecast it Live, and provide updates and news. But not anymore. READ: Ken Shamrock expresses desire to share ring with Brock LesnarCatch all the action on WrestlingTVWith an aim dedicated exclusively to wrestling in India and India’s performance at the top international events, WrestlingTV, conceived & launched by an Indian sports marketing company, will become a one-stop destination for wrestling Live news & exclusive updates starting with the upcoming World Wrestling Championships for the Indian subcontinent. WrestlingTV will bring to the fans all information & LIVE action from the sport. Sushil, Sakshi, and Bajrang will be seen in action in the World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan starting tomorrow. This initiative will cater to the growing popularity in the sport of wrestling, making it the first Olympic sport in India to have an official, exclusive and dedicated digital platform. The platform will not just have live-streams and match highlights, but fans will also get access to all the latest news, previews, expert reviews and behind-the-scenes stories. READ: Manish Kaushik in AIBA Men’s WC 2nd round with thumping win in RussiaA new platform for the wrestling fansWrestlingTV will also take the wrestling fans up and close with their heroes and stars through exclusive interviews and documentaries on yesteryear and current stars. WrestlingTV is scheduled to live stream 120 days of live content in the year of its inauguration.READ: Batista gives a savage reply to troll who mocked his famous chantRoad to Tokyo Olympics 2020Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia are looked upon as a few of the athletes from the Indian contingent who can definitely win a gold medal and end India’s12-year-long wait for gold. Bajrang Punia, who had won a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games will be expected to put up a good show at the sporting extravaganza. Meanwhile, the likes of Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, and Sakshi Malik have been there and done that. The three Olympian wrestlers will be aiming to finish on top of the podium this time around. Yogeshwar Dutt had won a bronze medal in the 60kg category in the 2012 Olympic Games while Sakshi Malik also had bagged a bronze in the 58kg category whereas, Sushil Kumar is a double Olympian having won a bronze in 2008 followed by a silver medal in the 2012 edition in the 66kg category. READ: Roman Reigns hits back at detractors who doubted his illness 1 year ago ‘PV Sindhu has made India proud’ says two-time Olympian Sushil Kumar 11 months ago Tejashwi Yadav says ‘BJP has no face in Bihar’, hitting out at Dy. CM 1 year ago Sushil Kumar Modi says, ‘Economic Slowdown Usual During Saawan-Bhado’ 1 year ago Tejashwi takes Sushil Modi’s old home, Tej Pratap says ‘it’s pure now’ Written Bylast_img read more

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Hearts fans jubilate Kotoko’s CAF CL exit

first_imgThe Accra Sports Stadium erupted in wild jubilation with news of Asante Kotoko’s elimination from the CAF Champions League.Fans of the Phobians were watching their side in MTN FA Cup action against second tier club Starke FC when news of Kotoko’s 1-1 draw with JSM Bejaia filtered through on Sunday.The Ghanaian champions crashed out of the competition on the away-goal-rule after securing a goalless draw in the first leg encounter in Algeria.A stunning free kick by midfielder Michael Akuffo edged the Porcupine Warriors in the lead on the stroke of halftime at the Baba Yara Stadium.Kotoko however relaxed in their pressing for more goals as they took a defensive posture to protect their slim lead in the second half.The Algerians who has upped their game struck the equalizer in the 74th minute. The visitors held on for their lives thereafter to secure progress on the away goals rule – much to the disappointment of the expectant Kotoko fans on Sunday.Meanwhile, the news was greeted with great cheers in Accra as in-form rivals Hearts of Oak were doing the business in the FA Cup.Their joy was sweetened with the Phobians beating the second tier club 2-0 courtesy goals from strikers; Gilbert Fiamenyo and Mahatma Otoo.Hearts have been priding themselves as Ghana’s king of African club competition following their Champions League and Super Cup feat in 2000.Despite Kotoko winning two African Cups, the Hearts fans claim it was in the old inter-club format and that the Fabulous lads lack the pedigree and character to win the competition in its current format. Kotoko have now failed to emulate the great strides made by Berekum Chelsea in last season’s edition with their elimination at just the 1/16th stage of the competition.last_img read more

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NFL referee assignments Week 12: Who are the officials for every game this week?

first_imgAs always, the goal for NFL officials who are assigned to NFL games in Week 12 of the 2019 season is for observers not to care who’s assigned to what game. If nobody’s talking about the officiating, that generally means those calling the games are doing a good job.Of course, in 2019, chatter around NFL officiating has been as loud as ever, leaving referees to explain questionable calls made by their crews after most games. With the addition of pass interference to the NFL’s replay review system this year, senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron’s performance is also under the microscope. Each week, the NFL announces its referee assignments for its slate of games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday. Each referee is tied to his crew of six other officials, including the umpire, line judge, side judge, back judge, field judge and down judge.MORE: Lions-Packers fiasco illustrates NFL’s officiating issuesNFL referee assignments Week 12The NFL has released its roster of referees and officials for Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season. Here are the assignments for every game.Colts at Texans referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeRon Torbert20 yearsUmpireTerry Killens1 yearLine judgeMark Steinkerchner26 yearsSide judgeScott Edwards21 yearsBack judgeTony Josselyn2 yearsField judgeRyan Dickson4 yearsDown judgeSarah Thomas5 yearsSeahawks at Eagles referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeWalt Anderson24 yearsUmpireRuben Fowler14 yearsLine judgeByron Boston25 yearsSide judgeRick Patterson24 yearsBack judgeKeith Ferguson20 yearsField judgeLee Dyer17 yearsDown judgeTom Stephan21 yearsSteelers at Bengals referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeAdrian Hill10 yearsUmpireRoy Ellison17 yearsLine judgeMark Stewart2 yearsSide judgeJim Quirk10 yearsBack judgeGreg Meyer18 yearsField judgeLand Clark2 yearsDown judgeDavid Oliver3 yearsBroncos at Bills referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeJerome Boger16 yearsUmpireCarl Paganelli21 yearsLine judgeRusty Baynes10 yearsSide judgeJonah Monroe5 yearsBack judgeTony Steratore20 yearsField judgeDavid Meslow9 yearsDown judgePatrick Holt1 yearDolphins at Browns referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeBrad Rogers3 yearsUmpireTony Michael18 yearsLine judgeJulian Mapp11 yearsSide judgeDon Willard2 yearsBack judgeGreg Steed17 yearsField judgeAaron Santi5 yearsDown judgeKent Payne16 yearsGiants at Bears referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeShawn Hochuli6 yearsUmpirePaul King11 yearsLine judgeGreg Bradley11 yearsSide judgeJames Coleman15 yearsBack judgeRich Martinez6 yearsField judgeTom Hill21 yearsDown judgeEd Camp20 yearsPanthers at Saints referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeAlex Kemp6 yearsUmpireRich Hall16 yearsLine judgeJeff Bergman28 yearsSide judgeDale Shaw7 yearsBack judgeSteve Freeman19 yearsField judgeJohn Jenkins6 yearsDown judgeMike Carr3 yearsBuccaneers at Falcons referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeClay Martin5 yearsUmpireFred Bryan11 yearsLine judgeGary Arthur23 yearsSide judgeGreg Gautreaux18 yearsBack judgeGreg Wilson12 yearsField judgeNate Jones1 yearDown judgeJerod Phillips4 yearsLions at Redskins referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeBill Vinovich14 yearsUmpireBruce Stritesky14 yearsLine judgeMark Perlman19 yearsSide judgeGary Cavaletto17 yearsBack judgeSteve Patrick6 yearsField judgeMearl Robinson3 yearsDown judgePhil McKinnely18 yearsRaiders at Jets referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeClete Blakeman12 yearsUmpireJeff Rice25 yearsLine judgeTom Symonette16 yearsSide judgeJimmy Buchanan11 yearsBack judgePerry Paganelli22 yearsField judgeJoe Larrew18 yearsDown judgeJerry Bergman18 yearsJaguars at Titans referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeShawn Smith5 yearsUmpireBryan Neale6 yearsLine judgeBart Longson5 yearsSide judgeDave Hawkshaw1 yearBack judgeDino Paganelli14 yearsField judgeDyrol Prioleau13 yearsDown judgeMark Hittner23 yearsCowboys at Patriots referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeScott Novak6 yearsUmpireRamon George4 yearsLine judgeWalt Coleman IV5 yearsSide judgeChad Hill2 yearsBack judgeTerrence Miles12 yearsField judgeMike Weatherford18 yearsDown judgeDerick Bowers17 yearsPackers at 49ers referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeCarl Cheffers20 yearsUmpireMark Pellis6 yearsLine judgeJeff Seeman18 yearsSide judgeEugene Hall6 yearsBack judgeMatt Edwards2 yearsField judgeMichael Banks18 yearsDown judgeDanny Short3 yearsRavens at Rams referee, officialsPositionOfficialNFL experience (including 2019)RefereeCraig Wrolstad17 yearsUmpireSteve Woods3 yearsLine judgeTripp Sutter1 yearSide judgeJeff Lamberth18 yearsBack judgeScott Helverson17 yearsField judgeTerry Brown14 yearsDown judgePatrick Turner6 yearsNFL officials assignments, responsibilitiesEach of the seven NFL officials on the field in a given NFL game have specific roles, watching different areas of the field and looking out for different kinds of penalties on a given play.Below are the responsibilities of each official, via NFL Operations.RefereeLining up 10-12 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the offensive backfield, the referee is the white-hat wearing leader of the crew who signals all penalties and is the final authority on all rulings. Below are the referee’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches nap; follows QB until action moves downfield; then follows runner to determine forward progress and position of the ball; determines first downs or if a measurement is necessary.Pass plays: Shadows QB from drop to release; drops back as the play starts and monitors offensive tackles; turns attention solely to QB as defense approaches; watches for roughing the passer; rules on intentional grounding; makes the decision whether a loose ball is a fumble or incomplete pass.Special teams: Watches for running into/roughing the kicker.UmpireLining up next to the referee 10-12 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the offensve backfield, the umpire primarily watches for holding and blocking fouls. He or she also reviews player equipment, counts offensive players on the field and marks off penalty yardage. Below are the umpire’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special teams-plays.Run plays: Watches for false starts on offensive line; watches for illegal blocks by the offense or any defensive fouls at the line of scrimmage.Pass plays: Watches for false stars on offensive line; on screens, turns attention to intended receiver to make sure he is able to run his route; watches for blocking penalties.Special teams: Watches for any penalties.Down judgeLining up on the sideline and looking directly down the line of scrimmage, the down judge directs the chain crew, informs the ref of the down and rules on sideline plays on the nearest half of the field. Below are the down judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches for offside or encroachment; monitors sideline; determines when/if a runner is out of bounds; marks runner’s forward progress.Pass plays: Watches nearest receiver for first seven yards of his route until he is clear the point of legal contact for defensive backs; watches for pass interference.Special teams: Watches for offside and encroachment; rules on penalties involving blockers and defenders on trick plays.Line judgeLining up on the sideline opposite the down judge and looking directly down the line of scrimmage, the line judge has similar duties without the chain crew direction. Below are the line judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches for offside and encroachment; watches blockers and defenders on nearest side for penalties.Pass plays: Watches for offside and encroachment on nearest side of field; follows nearest receiver for seven yards downfield; moves into offensive backfield to determine if pass is forwards or backwards; makes sure passer is behind the line of scrimmage when he throws the ball.Special teams: Stays at line of scrimmage on punts to make sure only players on the ends of the line move downfield before the kick; rules on whether the kick crosses the line of scrimmage; watches kicking team for penalties.Field judgeLining up on the same sideline as the line judge but 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the defensive backfield, the field judge counts defensive players and watches wide receivers/defensive backs on the nearest side of the field. Below are the field judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches widest receiver’s blocking and looks for illegal use of hands or holding; determines if/when a runner on nearest side of the field goes out of bounds.Pass plays: Watches widest receiver on nearest side of the field and makes sure he is able to run his route without interference; rules on whether a pass to nearest side of the field is incomplete; rules on whether a receiver is in or out of bounds when he makes a catch; watches for pass interference.Special teams: Rules on blocking during punts; lines up under goal posts to rule on whether field goals and extra points are good.Side judgeLining up on the same sideline as the down judge but 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the defensive backfield, the side judge backs up the clock operator, signals to the ref when time expires for each quarter and counts defensive players. Below are the side judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays.Run plays: Watches widest receiver’s blocking and looks for illegal use of hands or holding; determines if/when a runner on nearest side of the field goes out of bounds.Pass plays: Watches widest receiver on nearest side of the field and makes sure he is able to run his route without interference; rules on whether a pass to nearest side of the field is incomplete; rules on whether a receiver is in or out of bounds when he makes a catch; watches for pass interference.Special teams: Watches punt returner and any action around him; joins umpire in defensive backfield on field goal and PAT attampts; watches for penalties along the line of scrimmage.Back judgeUsually lining up on the tight end’s side, the back judge is positioned 25 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the defensive backfield. The back judge keeps track of the play clock and all TV breaks, counts defensive players and focuses on tight ends and all the players on the end of the lines. Below are the back judge’s assignments on run plays, pass plays and special-teams plays. Run plays: Watches tight end for illegal blocking or defensive penalties.Pass plays: Watches tight end for illegal use of hands or defensive interference; rules on whether a receiver made a legal catch; determines who recovered a fumble.Special teams: Rules on fair catches; lines up under goal posts to rule on whether field goals and extra points are good.last_img read more

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New study: Golf lessons a boon for patients with chronic conditions

first_img The mental and physical benefits of playing golf have been revealed in a new report published today (3 July) by England Golf, ukactive and Mytime Active.Evidence taken from a two-year study suggests the benefits of an innovative ‘Golf on Referral’ programme include improvements in patients’ feelings of life satisfaction, physical activity levels and strength, while also reducing feelings of loneliness.The study focused on 45 people at risk of chronic conditions who had been referred to improve their overall health by increasing their physical activity and wellbeing.The Golf on Referral pilots were delivered at Mytime Active golf courses between 2017 and 2019, with the selected patients referred for a six-week behaviour change and golf lesson programme.Researchers tracked the patients’ mental and physical wellbeing, finding that activity levels rose dramatically. As the patients became more active, the researchers found that levels of life satisfaction rose, along with happiness and feelings of worthwhile.The improvements in wellbeing, coupled with a reduction in feelings of loneliness, highlighted the benefits of the programme – view the infographic here.The report recommends that Golf on Referral continues to be studied.Golf on Referral was developed to provide an additional referral route alongside Mytime Active’s traditional referral pathways which look to enable people to lead happier lives by prescribing physical activity.Researchers also found that grip strength – a strong indicator of vitality in older people – increased significantly over the course of the study, suggesting improvements in muscle strength and therefore reduced risk of falls or disability for patients.The Golf on Referral programme was supported by ukactive Research Institute findings published in the International Journal of Golf Science[i], which examined a separate survey of 3,247 golfers who participated at 12 Mytime Active golf courses.The findings showed positive associations between playing golf and the participants’ physical and mental wellbeing, as well as increased social trust and personal wellbeing.Rob Drinkwater, Head of Participation and Club Support at England Golf, said: “England Golf would like to thank Mytime Active and ukactive for their support in piloting the ‘Golf on Referral’ concept.“The health benefits of golf have long been known anecdotally by those taking part in the game, but as an industry we probably haven’t used that angle strongly enough to attract and ‘sell’ those benefits to new audiences and participants.“We’re really excited about taking the learnings from these pilots and further developing the Golf on Referral model; working with Mytime Active as well as other leisure, health and wellbeing providers to add the product into their hubs and menus of activity options.”Professor Greg Whyte, Chair of the ukactive Scientific Advisory Board, said: “Golf is a fantastic way to encourage people to be more active, particularly among people who may be classed as physically inactive.“This research demonstrates that undertaking regular, moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking during a game of golf, can improve your overall health and happiness.“We want to work with Mytime Active and England Golf to roll-out Golf on Referral, and build upon this evidence to provide golf-based interventions that create opportunities for more people to lead happier, healthier lives.”Jason Stanton, Operations Director at Mytime Active, said: “The Golf on Referral programme was born out of our desire to help more people access the benefits of golf, giving our communities a fun alternative to increase their physical activity levels, learn something new and socialise with like-minded people.“With the rising rates of loneliness we are experiencing in the UK, these positive outcomes seem more important than ever. With the support of ukactive and England Golf, we have been better able evidence the benefits of golf and the viability of the programme.“We are proud of the product we have created and the life-changing results it’s delivered to our customers to date. We hope that other leisure, health and wellbeing providers will look to offer the programme in the future.” [i] Sorbie, G., Richardson, A. K., Glen, J., Hardie, S., Taliep, S., Wade, M., Broughton, L., Mann, S., Steele, J., & Lavallee, D. (2020). The association of golf participation with health and wellbeing: A comparative study. International Journal of Golf Science. 3 Jul 2020 New study: Golf lessons a boon for patients with chronic conditions last_img read more

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PNG train on squad named for 2016 OFC Nation’s Cup

first_imgThe Nations Cup is the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament for the Oceania region.The top six teams of this tournament will advance to the third round of the World Cup qualifier which will take place in 2017.Eight countries will take part in the Nations Cup. Group A:  Tahiti, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. Group B consists of: New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu.PNG’s assistant coach Milan Miric said the PNGFA are looking to start shaping up the best team for the tournament with the first training camp to begin this Thursday at the PNGFA Academy in Lae.The training squad: Port Moresby – John Bai, Roland Bala, Daniel Joe, Michael Foster, David Muta, Jamal Seeto and Patrick Aisa; Lae – Ronald Warisan, Ismael Pole, Jeremy Yasasa, Valentine Nelson, Agi Moses, Joshua Talau, Eluda Fugre, Jacob Sabua, Emmanuel Simon, Nigel Dabinyaba, Raymond Gunemba and Semmy Hiob; Madang – Niel Hans, Darren Steven, Vanya Malagian, Hanson Topio, Papalau Awele and Emmanuel Airem; Wau – Otto Kusunan, Peter Yang and Tommy Semmy; Mt Hagen – Koriak Upaiga; Manus – Eliuda Pohei.last_img read more

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Campbell ready to test the waters

first_imgBEIJING, China: It took him being thrown into a 5K as a youngster at Bellefield High School for Kemoy Campbell to recognise his potential as a distance runner. Who would have thought that a few years later he would be preparing for his first appearance at the IAAF World Championships. “Honestly, I just got thrown into a 5K race at school, and the next thing I realised, I was pretty good at it, so I just continued,” Campbell smiled excitedly as he spoke about his delight as he gets set to compete in the 5000m inside the Birds Nest. “It feels pretty good making my first World Championships team,” said Campbell. “You can’t say that there’s a lot of Jamaican distance runners who have done this before, so I’m just trying to seize the moment and give my all. “I guess you have to start somewhere, and this is my start to see where I am compared to all the best in the world. I’m just going to go out there and put my all into it and see where that takes me,” added Campbell, whose 13:20.39 makes him the fastest ever Jamaican over the distance and a trailblazer at these championships for the Caribbean island. Campbell, who noted that his main focus is gaining experience ahead of next year’s Olympic Games in Rio, pointed to an increased mileage of 15 miles per day up from 12 and renewed focus as the main factors behind a season that has seen him establish himself as one of the top competitors on the collegiate scene. “This year there has been a lot of mileage and that has helped me a lot, and when I get back I am going to focus on speed and finishing my races faster because I have realised that’s also a great advantage being able to run fast at the end,” Campbell reasoned. “The Olympics is something I am definitely looking forward to. “I just need the experience for sure, I’ve never been to one of these events, and it will definitely be good experience for me to see where I fall short, how I can improve and try to get better as I compete with the best,” added Campbell, who has now completed his studies at the University of Arkansas and will be going full pro after the championships. “I look up to a lot of people, but I don’t want to think about it too much because my main thing is I don’t want to go into a race and be intimidated by anyone,” said Campbell, looking ahead to his competition here in Beijing. “I just want to go out and run as fast as I can. When you know people you tend to hold back because you know how good they are and I’m trying not to do that, I just want to push throughout the race.” – A.L.last_img read more

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