Sundar defends World title as India secure 3 Tokyo Paralympic Games quota

first_img WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Sundar Singh Gurjar overcame a shoulder injury to defend his World Para Athletics Championships title in the men’s F46 javelin throw event while also securing Tokyo Paralympic Games quota, along with the bronze winner Ajeet Singh and Rinku, here.Gurjar came up with his season’s best effort of 61.22m to claim the top spot. Singh sent the spear to a distance of 59.46m to clinch the bronze while Rinku finished fourth.”I am very happy. It was a relief. I came into this Championships with no training for the last month. I got the injury in my training and so had to tap my shoulder today. When I was training, I felt the pain. But I was lucky at the finals, I didn’t feel it. I felt my body was well-rested. It was a blessing in disguise,” Gurjar told Paralympic Committee of India.”In my last attempt, I knew that I got it there. But never realized that it will be my season-best. It was a good leap. This will motivate me to go for a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics,” he added.Under International Paralympic Committee rules, the top four ranked athletes at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in each of the individual medal events on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Programme (excluding Marathon) will each obtain one qualification slot for their respective country.The 23-year-old Gurjar not only defended his London Worlds 2017 title here but also became the only second Indian to have clinched two World Championships medals after Devendra Jhajharia’s gold and silver in 2013 Lyon and 2015 Doha Championships.Staying in the second place till his fifth attempt, Gurjar hurled the javelin to a distance of 61.22 meters in his sixth attempt, enough to jump to the top of the results table ahead of Sri Lanka’s Dinesh P Herath Mudiyanselage who was leading till then with his first attempt throw of 60.59m.The F46 category athletes have a single below or above the elbow amputation.”Indian javelin throwers have always brought laurels to India. Today once again our players showed that they will be the ones to beat at Tokyo 2020. This also shows that we are on the right track,” said Gursharan Singh, interim president of the Paralympic Committee of India. India now has two gold, one silver and a bronze from this Championships. Later on Monday, six Indians will be in action, including Ekta Bhyan and Kashish Lakra in women’s Club Throw F51 final and Yogesh Kathuniya in Men’s Discus Throw F56 Final. 9 months ago FC Barcelona keen to sign Aubameyang as Suarez’s replacement: Report COMMENT FOLLOW US First Published: 11th November, 2019 21:06 ISTcenter_img Last Updated: 11th November, 2019 21:06 IST Sundar Defends World Title As India Secure 3 Tokyo Paralympic Games Quota Sundar Singh Gurjar overcame a shoulder injury to defend his World Para Athletics Championships title in the men’s F46 javelin throw event while also securing Tokyo Paralympic Games quota, along with the bronze winner Ajeet Singh and Rinku, here. LIVE TV 9 months ago Rohingyas ‘threat’ to national and regional security, says Bangladesh PM Hasina 9 months ago Britannia Industries Q2 net profit up 32.9% to Rs 402.73 cr Press Trust Of India Written Bylast_img read more


first_imgAn evening of cooking demonstrations and stories celebrating the life and career of a much loved local chef will take place in the Redcastle Hotel, Moville on October 17.Food lovers and cooking enthusiasts will learn tips and tricks from cooking demonstrations on the night by ‘The No Salt Chef’ Brian McDermott’.Talented chef James Rehill from Muff, passed away last October from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. His short but impressive career spans from Muff across some Donegal’s best restaurants before moving over to a 2 Michelin starred Restaurant in a Scotland hotel, then back to another Michelin starred restaurant in Waterford.James’ family, friends and colleagues will share their fond memories of him as they explore the three stages of his career.    Tickets for the event are on sale in Muff at Thomas McColgan Butchers, Lynch’s Butchers , Spar, Harkin’s and The Squealing Pig. In Carndonagh at Claire the Bakers. In Ballyliffin at Nancy’s Barn Coffee Shop and in Moville from the Brian McDermott Cookery School. You can find out more about the event on Facebook at James Rehill Memorial, on twitter @JamesRehillMemorial or email at [email protected] COOKING EVENING TO CELEBRATE LIFE OF TRAGIC LOCAL CHEF was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chefcooking demonstrationjames rehilllast_img read more

Boss Laudrup salutes players after stunning Swansea victory

first_imgNew Swansea boss Michael Laudrup saluted his players after their blistering start to his reign.It was a stunning opening to the season from the Swans, whose 5-0 victory at QPR left the home crowd stunnedLaudrup said: “That was impressive. Winning the first game – on my debut and also the debut of the team in the second season in the Premier League – away 5-0 is something nobody could have dreamt of.“I’m very happy for the players. Last season I think the first away win was in January and it’s very important you know you can win an away game, because it gives you confidence for the rest of the season.“We hit the bar twice in the first half and I don’t think anyone can say that we didn’t deserve that result.“We all know there will be bad days, bad weeks and maybe even bad months, but it’s important to take results like that and use it.”See also:The QPR v Swansea City quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA research spending ‘on track’

first_img11 June 2008Close to one percent of South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) comes from research and development (R&D) spending by the public and private sectors, ensuring that the country’s economy remains competitive in the global arena.Science and technology plays an important role in the South African economy, and is seen as essential in order to increase economic growth to 6% per annum by 2010, as called for by the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgi-SA).Addressing Parliament in Cape Town last month, Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena said R&D spending, which currently stood at 0.9% of South Africa’s GDP, was a good indication of the competitiveness of the country’s economy.Delivering his budget speech, he said that the department had received an allocation of R3.7-billion for the 2008/9 financial year, for a wide range of science projects and programmes.While private enterprises currently funded about half of the country’s R&D spend, he said the budget allocation was vital, as his department was responsible for ensuring that South Africa maintained and strengthened its competitiveness by increasing investment in relevant R&D initiatives.Developing critical skillsIn addition, a further R195-million has been set aside to strengthen the scientific capacity of higher education institutions in the country, as part of the department’s goal to combat the critical shortage of human resources in science, engineering and technology.“This is in light of the number of research chairs, which will increase by at least 30% over the next three years, providing mentorship to postgraduate students,” said Mangena.This investment in human capital development is in line with the department’s national R&D strategy, which among others, puts enormous value on human capital, and canvasses for the spirit and practice of innovation to be treated as a national asset.One of the challenges facing the department was that the number of school-leavers who have science as a grade 12 subject remained low.“If we continue to lose our best young minds, our National System of Innovation will be rendered completely ineffectual, and our infrastructure, environment and economy will suffer,” he said.Skills development in science and technology remains a key challenge for the country’s science system and the department, through its Youth into Science Strategy, places emphasis on interventions aimed at popularising mathematics and science related careers at high school level.Square Kilometre ArrayIn addition the country was currently working towards winning the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array in partnership with, and for the benefit of the entire continent, Mangena said.By winning the bid, Southern Africa would receive a major boost in radio astronomy research, with more student training and an increased infrastructure layout.The department is also working towards the creation and establishment of the Technology Innovation Agency, which will be a public funding agency to bridge the innovation gap between the local knowledge base and the productive economy.These initiatives are all part of a larger plan, the Ten-Year Innovation Plan for South Africa, which maps the course for enhancing innovation and enormous potential to contribute to sustained economic growth over the next decade.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Shaky “Six-Strikes” Copyright Alert System Just Won’t Go Away

first_imgU.S. cable and media companies are still revving up the so-called “six-strikes” Copyright Alert system – even after a prototype model of the system is closing down in France.The Copyright Alert system, also known as the “six strikes” warning system, is designed to create a mechanism where Internet Service Providers will inform subscribers that someone with their IP address appears to be downloading copyrighted material, such as music and movies. After six such notices, subscribers could face sanctions – such as throttling of their Internet connections.The new system was supposed to start in 2011 and then again in August of 2012, but has been delayed by reported deployment issues.Formed as part of an agreement with five major U.S. Internet providers (AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the six-strikes system would enable third-party monitoring companies (so-called “media defenders”) to report illegal downloading to the ISP of the offender.At that point, according to Don Bowman of Sandvine, ISPs will “notify their subscribers who have been identified as downloading infringing content on behalf of the media defender, but not to provide the identity of the subscriber to the media defender or attempt to determine what content is potentially being infringed.”The idea is that once subscribers receive one or two of these notifications, which will presumably escalate in tone, they will take action and cease the illegal downloading.Well, that’s the idea.Not-So-Gay ParisIn France this summer, Minister of Culture Aurélie Filippetti condemned a similar system called Hadopi as being ineffective, particularly in light of how much it cost.“In financial terms, [spending] €12 million and 60 agents – that’s expensive to send a million e-mails,” Filippetti told Le Nouvel Observateur in July.Besides being expensive, Hadopi’s ultimate punishment (which comes after three strikes, not six), exclusion from the Internet for anywhere from three months to one year, was looked upon by French and other European lawmakers as too harsh. Even third-strike Hadopi offenders never had the trigger pulled on this final punishment.In the U.S., the Center For Copyright Information, the coalition that will be responsible for managing the Copyright Alert system, has been very careful to emphasize the educational rather than the punitive aspects of the new system. Executive Director Jill Lesser took great pains to make this point in a recent op-ed on CNN.“Our work at CCI is about educating consumers about how to legally and ethically enjoy the movies and music they love,” Lesser wrote.Is There a Point?My ReadWriteWeb colleague John Paul Titlow has already explained very well why the new Copyright Alert system is toothless. Habitual offenders of copyright violations will hardly care about the new system, when it is put in place.So why bother? After all, even the CCI acknowledges that even though ISPs will not be identifying offenders it notifies, copyright holders and their media defender proxies will still be working to identify copyright offenders the way they used to, by formally requesting the identity of Internet subscribers so legal action can be pursued.There are a couple of reasons why the Copyright Alert system is likely to still move forward, barring an unexpected snafu.Chase Off the Amateurs. This is the big bet that the MPAA and the RIAA are making: scare off the small-time abusers who could comprise most of the violations. A missed episode of TV here, a movie there… the kind of every-so-often casual infringement that keeps the demand for downloaded media high and steady. Reduce the traffic enough, and then maybe the illicit download sites will start to fade from lack of traffic. P2P traffic on BitTorrent, though, should only benefit from fewer leeches downloading files and not seeding them back, but casual Internet users probably aren’t using BitTorrent anyway. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts brian proffitt A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#p2p#web Reconnect the Cord. Remember, the six-strikes system is supposed to be about education. Not only will it try to educate subscribers why downloading content is naughty, but notices will also make a concerted effort to steer them towards legitimate media sources. And what better source than the ISP’s own cable television service? Every one of the participants in the Copyright Alert system has a companion television offering, and this could be the selling point to get the ISPs on board. By offering the appropriate cable service to downloaders trying to get content that’s available on cable TV, there is a chance that cable providers could see a little more revenue coming their way.This is a small side benefit for the ISPs, but they’re likley to look kindly on any opportunity to reduce cord-cutting.For the average user, the new alert system will not seriously affect their Internet habits. If you are predisposed to downloading illegal content, then you’ll still find a way. But as long as the RIAA and MPAA remain committed to stopping piracy through any means necessary, PR-based campaigns like this will continue to be a weapon in their anti-piracy arsenals.Image courtesy of Shutterstock Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli’s century takes India to victory in opener

first_imgIndia survived some jittery moments before securing a 21-run win over Sri Lanka in the first One-dayer of the five-match series on Saturday.Virat Kohli cracked a superb 106 and Virender Sehwag scored 96 runs as their 173-run stand for the second wicket laid the foundation for India’s imposing 314 for six after electing to bat.Diminutive left-hander Suresh Raina (50 off 45) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (35 off 29) added valuable runs towards the end to take the side past 300-run mark in Hambantota.India then restricted the hosts to 293 for nine to take a 1- 0 lead in the series, which it needs to win by a 5-0 margin to reclaim the number one position in ODIs.The hosts’ resistance was built around Sangakkara’s fighting 133 but he fell short of partners from the other end until he was joined by Thisara Perera, who scored a quick-fire 44 off just 28 balls.Sangakkara’s knock, his 14th ODI hundred and fifth against India, came off 151 balls and included 12 boundaries.Sangakkara and Perera rattled up a 78- run stand for the seventh wicket, giving some anxious moments to India but their effort only reduced the defeat margin.Sri Lanka’s fight ended when Sangakkara was bowled by Umesh Yadav in 48th over and Perera was dismissed by Irfan Pathan in the penultimate over.Pathan (2/ 37), R Ashwin (2/ 46) and Yadav (2/ 76) took two wickets each for India.Kohli carried his good form of the last season into the match as he scored a ton. It was his fourth hundred in his last five innings.advertisementThe 23-year-old Kohli blasted nine boundaries in his 113-ball innings.Sehwag, who was given a reprieve by Tillakaratne Dilshan in the second over, had 10 boundaries in his 97- ball innings.Both the teams will now travel to Colombo for the second match, scheduled for Tuesday.Scoreboard India: G Gambhir b Kulasekara 3; V Sehwag run out 96; V Kohli c sub b Perera 106; R Sharma b Mathews 5; S Raina c sub b Perera 50; MS Dhoni c Thirimanne b Perera 35; I Pathan not out 7; R Ashwin not out 0; Extras: (b- 1, lb- 2, nb- 2, w- 7) 12; Total: 314 for six wickets in 50 overs; Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2- 180, 3- 191, 4- 228, 5- 307, 6- 307; Bowling: N Kulasekara 5- 0- 20- 1, L Malinga 10- 0- 83- 0, A Mathews 10- 0- 58- 1, T Perera 10- 0- 70- 3, T Dilshan 5- 0- 28- 0, R Herath 10- 0- 52- 0; Sri Lanka: T Dilshan lbw b Pathan 6; K Sangakkara b Yadav 133; D Chandimal c Dhoni b Yadav 13; M Jayawardene lbw b Ojha 12; A Mathews c Gambhir b Zaheer 7; L Thirimanne lbw b Ashwin 7; T Perera c Kohli b Pathan 44; R Herath run out 0; L Malinga not out 19; N Kulasekara not out 1; Extras ( b- 1, lb- 6, w- 16) 23; Total: 293 for nine wickets in 50 overs; Fall of wickets: 1- 9, 2- 86, 3- 117, 4- 132, 5- 172, 6- 191, 7- 269, 8- 271, 9- 275; Bowling: Zaheer 10- 0- 63- 1, I Pathan 10- 1- 37- 2, U Yadav 10- 0- 76- 2, R Ashwin 10- 1- 46- 2, V Sehwag 4- 0- 20- 0, P Ojha 6- 0- 44- 1last_img read more

17 days agoEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwall

first_imgEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwallby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton hero Tim Cahill could be returning to English football.The Telegraph says he’s a candidate for the Millwall manager’s job.Following Neil Harris’ surprise resignation last week, the Championship outfit are now eyeing a replacement and Cahill is reportedly among those linked with the post.The 39-year-old Australian is on a list of managerial candidates listed as potential suitors for the vacant role. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Florida Alum Tim Tebow Won A Celebrity Par-3 Contest

first_imgTim Tebow on the field before a game.GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 07: Tim Tebow watches the action during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wasn’t able to make it as a professional signal-caller in the NFL, but perhaps he still has a chance to be a star athlete after all. Tebow, playing at TPC Scottsdale Wednesday, won the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory competition by putting his tee shot just 12 feet from the pin on the 16th hole. The shot won him $40,000 – which goes to his favorite charity.Okay, so maybe Tebow doesn’t really have a shot at being a professional golfer. But that’s definitely a shot that’s going to keep him coming back.last_img read more

On Vancouver Island trees are vanishing…

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, timber poaching is exactly what it sounds like: People entering public forests, chopping down trees and carting them off. It’s not an easy way to make a buck, and it’s not legal either, but some people are desperate.What’s driving the spike in poaching of Vancouver Island’s forests? How does the changing makeup of the island contribute to it? How awful a crime is it, really, to take a single tree from a forest full of them? And also, how exactly is it done?GUEST: Lyndsie Bourgon, The AtlanticAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at read more

Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO — Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto.The online retail behemoth says the jobs will be in fields including software development, machine learning and cloud computing.The announcement comes as Amazon is set to open an expanded office in Toronto’s downtown core.The city was on the shortlist to host the company’s highly coveted second headquarters, but eventually lost out to New York City and Arlington, Va.Had the Toronto region won that bid, it would have landed 50,000 Amazon jobs.Amazon says it currently has more than 800 corporate employees in Toronto.last_img read more