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first_imgTopics : Japan’s ambassador to Greece will receive the flame at a handover ceremony, organizers said. Lower-level Tokyo 2020 officials who travelled to Greece last week will accompany the flame back to Japan.Some 20 airline and airport staff waved the plane off with very little fanfare at the airport, which was almost empty as travel restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the virus have lead to widespread flight cancellations.The Olympic flame will arrive on Japanese soil on Friday at Matushima airbase and be greeted by another low key ceremony.Despite sporting events being cancelled across the world in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Olympics organizers maintain the Games will start as planned on July 24.The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it does not plan any “drastic” decisions about the Games, saying it remains fully committed to the event being staged in four months’ time despite the global spread of the coronavirus. A plane sporting Tokyo 2020 livery departed Haneda International Airport on Wednesday bound for Athens to collect the Olympic flame, but there was no delegation from organizers onboard due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.Tokyo 2020 said it chose not to send the high-level delegation, which was originally set to include organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori and Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto, to Greece due to the coronavirus.The flu-like virus has killed more than 7,500 people and brought sport to a standstill around the world.last_img read more

first_img“HDF is very excited to cooperate with ABB to assemble and produce megawatt-scale fuel cell systems for the marine market based on Ballard technology,” said Damien Havard, CEO of HDF. The MOU envisages close collaboration on the assembly and production of the fuel cell power plant for marine applications.ABB has already teamed up with Ballard Power Systems on the development of the megawatt-scale fuel cell power plant, which will serve as the basis for the new system planned to be manufactured at HDF’s new facility in Bordeaux, France. Fuel cells turn the chemical energy from hydrogen into electricity through an electrochemical reaction. With the use of renewables to produce the hydrogen, the entire energy chain can be clean. Technology firm ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hydrogène de France to jointly manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels. Image Credit: ABB “With the ever-increasing demand for solutions that enable sustainable, responsible shipping, we are confident that fuel cells will play an important role in helping the marine industry meet CO2 reduction targets,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. center_img The zero-emission technology is capable of powering ships sailing short distances, as well as supporting auxiliary energy requirements of larger vessels. “Signing the MOU with HDF brings us a step closer to making this technology available for powering ocean-going vessels.” The pursuit is in line with the ever-growing pressure for the marine industry to decarbonize its operations. The IMO has set a global target to cut annual emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 from 2008 levels.last_img read more

first_img A subdued Villa Park was expecting to party after they sealed survival last week but ended watching in almost silence as the hosts stuttered. And they were almost stunned again on 26 minutes when Ings should have doubled Burnley’s lead. George Boyd tricked his way to the byline and left Charles N’Zogbia trailing but Ings could only balloon his cross over. The quiet Benteke then saw a volley deflect wide eight minutes before the break, before Heaton saved his downward header two minutes later. It was at least signs of life from Villa who, up until then, played in second gear and allowed Burnley too much time and space. Heaton tipped Westwood’s stinging drive over in first-half injury time and Villa kept pressing after the break. Benteke and Fabian Delph lashed wide but while the hosts improved they lacked the quality to breakthrough. Yet Agbonlahor should have levelled on 63 minutes when he fired straight at Heaton after Benteke had bulldozed his way through. Instantly, though, Burnley broke and Steer needed to block Boyd’s attempted chip after the midfielder broke past Villa’s static defence. It was the Clarets’ only second-half chance as the hosts continued to make the running and Heaton needed to be at his agile best to deny Delph and N’Zogbia in quick succession. First, he turned Delph’s shot away before tipping over N’Zogbia’s rising drive a minute later. But Villa’s threat waned with Burnley having the luxury of substituting Ings to consolidate their lead at the death. But the striker’s first-half winner still meant the Clarets finished second bottom as they made a swift return to the Football League. It was his 11th of the season and possibly last strike for the club with the out-of-contract forward expected to leave Turf Moor in the summer. Press Association Burnley signed off from the Barclays Premier League with a deserved 1-0 win at Aston Villa as Danny Ings gave them a perfect leaving present. Villa, subdued for most of the first half, struggled to make a breakthrough although Tom Heaton saved from Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke and Ashley Westwood. Defeat saw Villa finish fourth bottom in the Premier League, ahead of the FA Cup final with Arsenal on Saturday, after another brush with the drop. With one eye on Wembley, Tim Sherwood handed keeper Jed Steer his top-flight debut while Nathan Baker returned from a knee injury and Agbonlahor was also recalled. Michael Keane and Fredrik Ulvestad started for Burnley with the Clarets having already been relegated. But Sean Dyche’s side refused to go without one last fight and hit the winner after just six minutes. Ings cashed in on poor Villa defending when he looped a header over Steer after Ashley Barnes’ clever knock down. It allowed the visitors to open up and they were the more adventurous as Villa struggled to find any momentum. But they still should have levelled after 16 minutes only for Ron Vlaar to blaze wide from 15 yards after Tom Cleverley found him free in the box. last_img read more

first_imgAdditionally, Twitter users posted screenshots of the original message after Rubio deleted it, noting the delay in a change to the senator’s profile picture.Marco Rubio posted a photo of Elijah Cummings instead of John Lewis AND THEN MADE IT HIS PROFILE PICTURE pic.twitter.com/Q0XF6ijG5L— Cope (@cxcope) July 18, 2020 Republican Florida Sen. Mario Rubio received backlash over the weekend for posting a photo of himself with Rep. Elijah Cummings while including with it a tribute to Rep. John Lewis.He later deleted the tweet and posted another second one, with a photo of himself and Lewis.Earlier today I tweeted an incorrect photo John Lewis was a genuine American heroI was honored to appear together in Miami 3 years ago at an event captured in video belowMy God grant him eternal resthttps://t.co/aEm4MxKxBP pic.twitter.com/0UpWSG3vNQ— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 18, 2020 Lewis died on Friday at the age of 80, following a decades-long career as a congressman and civil rights icon.60 Minutes’ “60 in 6” correspondent Wesley Lowery tweeted in response to Rubio’s original message:Wrong black guy pic.twitter.com/qYnWSuw177— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) July 18, 2020 “This is beyond parody,” wrote Jessy Han.Marco Rubio posted a photo of himself with Elijah Cummings and made it his profile picture while honoring John Lewis. This is beyond parody. pic.twitter.com/4FW09YECbn— Jessy Han (@hjessy_) July 18, 2020 In acknowledging the mistake, Rubio did not offer an apology for it.Cummings passed away in October of last year.last_img read more

first_imgIn the second ball of the over, Jadhav slanted in a flatter delivery on off stump and Neesham looked to defend. The ball took the inside edge onto the thigh pad but Dhoni and Jadhav appealed for the LBW. Umpire Shaun George shook his head but Neesham did not know where the ball had gone. The left-hander attempted a run as Dhoni continued to appeal looking at the umpire. However, the former India captain realised that Neesham was out of his crease and fired a throw at the striker’s end to catch Neesham well short of the crease.Dhoni celebrated passionately, knowing that the dangerman was gone. The third umpire gave the marching orders for Neesham and India had regained the advantage. If there was one moment which turned the match, it was the run-out by Dhoni and Rohit Sharma will have to thank him as India won the five-match series 4-1 against New Zealand. highlights New Delhi: It is now officially confirmed without a shadow of doubt! MS Dhoni is a freak of nature. He can read the batsmen’s mind, tell the bowler what to do exactly and effect lightning quick stumpings which are a modern marvel. His game awareness was simply sublime in the Napier ODI thanks to the way how he advised Kuldeep Yadav to get rid of Trent Boult while his stumping off Ross Taylor in the second ODI at Bay Oval was divine. After missing the next two games in Bay Oval and Hamilton due to a hamstring injury, Dhoni returned for the Wellington ODI where he pulled off yet another astonishing feat of keeping.Ambati Rayudu’s brilliant 90 and Hardik Pandya’s blitz of 45 off 22 balls helped India reach 252 all out. In response, New Zealand lost wickets at regular intervals but they were boosted by a blazing knock from James Neesham. The left-hander struck boundaries at regular intervals and was nearing a fifty. He struck two boundaries off Mohammed Shami and he launched Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a boundary and a six over deep midwicket. However, the game changed decisively in the 37th over bowled by Kedar Jadhav. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. MS Dhoni did not play the third and fourth ODIs due to injury.Dhoni was bowled for 1 by Trent Boult in Wellington.India have won a series in New Zealand after 10 years.last_img read more

first_img– teams to be grouped, tasked [CR1]  from ThursdayBy Clifton RossTHE opening day of the elite amateur Under-19 fast-bowling clinic, endorsed by the University of the West Indies (UWI), got underway yesterday as the Performance Enhancement team commenced their 6-week long clinic.The opening day was held upstairs at the Malteenoes Sports Club pavilion where head facilitator, Guyana Jaguars and West Indies ‘A’ team Physiotherapist Neil Barry Jr., along with his team comprising students from the Physiotherapy department at the University of Guyana, held the opening session with an interactive  orientation for attendees.About 20 or more novice pace bowlers attended the opening day and Barry kicked things off with an interactive segment which highlighted the importance of the clinic, the goals of the clinic and his expectations following the conclusion.Among things discussed was the importance of maintaining one’s condition as a fast bowler, conduct which is expected throughout the course, dress codes, and more importantly, upholding respect and integrity among teammates and facilitators.The Jaguars Physio confirmed that from this Thursday and Friday, the bowlers will be split into two teams. The units will train and practice accordingly at 4 different venues across the city with sessions held at Malteenoes and Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) grounds, Fitness Paradise Gym and the National Park Gym.Also, the players will have their weights and heights recorded while Barry Jr. noted that he will bring out the speed gun to immediately begin recording speed data. Players were also cautioned about wearing incorrect gear which could affect their full training with regards to developing.The different venues will see different areas of training being conducted with the head facilitator saying his expectations from the team was to ensure that all players carry themselves in a professional manner. He said that the conduct on and off field were important in the development of cricketers who are aspiring to one day play for Guyana and the West Indies.Meanwhile, Mark Harper, Chairman of Development for the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), told the youths of the importance of fast bowling in West Indies culture. The Ex-Guyana player described the art of fast bowling as an important weapon in cricket and he was happy to see the players showing interest in honing their skills, while thanking Barry Jr. for lending his expertise locally.Harper believes that by the end of the clinic, he will see vast improvements in the player’s strength and conditioning areas which will allow them to maintain their speeds as they continue to train and stay healthy.The clinic countinues on Thursday at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground from 13:30hrs.last_img read more

first_imgHe’s been described as The Bionic Man and The Renaissance Man after winning the Australian Open and back-to-back Masters 1000 series, but he now has to be known as Superman after winning a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title. He’s quite simply out of this world!Federer has re-invented himself in 2017 after it looked like he had won his last major at Wimbledon in 2012. He has adjusted his game and refreshed his body, lifting the grand old trophy once again, three weeks before his 36th birthday. No superlative can describe the magical winning machine that is Roger Federer. He continues to defy age and logic after his latest Grand Slam win. The Swiss may sit out the Montreal Masters and play only in Cincinnati before an assault on a sixth US Open where he hasn’t won since 2008. Can his remarkable Grand Slam year end on an ultimate high in The Big Apple? Fourteen years after winning his first Grand Slam title at the All England Club, Federer clinched a historic 19th major in a straightforward manner over Marin Cilic making him the oldest man to triumph on the famed grass courts.On court, his successes have brought him more than $100 million in prize money and now 93 career titles. Off it, he is the father of two sets of twins, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva and Leo and Lenny with wife Mirka, a former player he met at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.Born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, to Swiss father Robert and South African mother Lynette, Federer started playing tennis at the age of eight.He won his first ATP title in Milan in 2001 and has racked up trophies every year since with the exception of 2016 when he shut his season down, missing the Olympics and US Open, to rest a knee injury.But the gamble paid off as a rejuvenated Federer won a fifth Australian Open on his return with a five-set classic against his old foe Rafael Nadal before adding back-to-back Masters at Indian Wells and Miami.He skipped the clay court season in the knowledge that a fully-fit Nadal was always likely to dominate the French Open, and he wasn’t wrong as the Spaniard swept up the dirt at Roland Garros to record a landmark 10th title.Back on grass, Federer won a ninth Halle title before easing to his latest stunning Wimbledon triumph on Sunday.Wimbledon, where he became the first man to win the trophy without dropping a set since Bjorn Borg in 1976, was only his seventh tournament of 2017. Federer’s match-win record for 2017 now stands at 31-2, with those defeats coming against players ranked outside the Top 100 – Evgeny Donskoy [Dubai] and Tommy Haas [Stuttgart].For all the statistics in Federer’s favour, his greatest legacy will be his majestic style of play, which has always been to attack. Every one of his Grand Slam titles are testament to his touch and creativity while his elegance on and off the court has won him fans all the world over. There is hardly a court on the planet where he is not the home favourite.His appearances on the tour are expected to remain limited and he has hinted that he may sit out the Montreal Masters and play only in Cincinnati before an assault on a sixth US Open where he hasn’t won since 2008.Federer is also within touching distance of returning to the world No 1 ranking by the end of the year. Eleven of the last 14 Wimbledon champions have finished the season top of the rankings.That list includes Nadal who, despite losing to Gilles Muller in a five-set last-16 epic at Wimbledon, remains one of the year’s in-form players with 46 wins and just seven losses.As well as winning the first three majors of 2017, Nadal and Federer have also captured four of the five Masters played so far. Where Federer triumphed in California and Miami, Nadal swept to victories in Monte Carlo and Madrid.Only the young up and coming German Alexander Zverev has prevented a Masters sweep by the two old-timers by conquering Rome.If Federer and Nadal remain fit, they will start as favourites for the US Open which gets underway in six weeks’ time especially with question marks over the fitness of Andy Murray [hip] and Novak Djokovic [shoulder]Federer says he had always hoped that something “magical” would happen for him at Wimbledon.At 35, he also became the tournament’s oldest men’s champion of the Open era.Federer, who was winning as a junior at Wimbledon nearly 20 years ago, told Sky Sports News: “I was hoping that something magical would happen at some stage, one year maybe at Wimbledon but not eight times, not eleven finals, not this magnitude.“If you told the people that I am coming to play Wimbledon for the next 20 years and I am going to win eight of them, they are going to go ‘Yeah right, whatever, the little Swiss kid has lost his mind’.“That’s why you stay grounded, you work hard, you try to put yourself in contention.”Federer is now promising to play more tennis than he has in recent months.He added: “No, I will not step away [for] six months again and then come back at the Australian Open. We are contemplating what I should play on the hard courts and how we go from there. There’s much more tennis coming up this year than last year.”Federer was speaking after celebrating his success.He said: “I went to bed at five. I spent time with about 40 friends that came from around the world and mostly Switzerland to support me. We went out to a bar and had a great time. I woke up with a headache but it was worth it.”But perhaps Federer’s greatest memory of this particular triumph was sharing the moment with his four children.He went on: “It’s a big deal for me and that’s what made me so emotional at the end, just seeing them overlooking Centre Court, looking down on this set almost like a movie set. Honestly, it means so much to me.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgThat lead lasted all of 30 seconds as F-M immediately countered and Stephanie Drapas, at the heart of so many key plays for the Hornets in recent games, did it again, her pass setting up Lucy Fowler for the tying goal.A lot of time remained, but for the rest of the half, plus 30 minutes of the second half and 10 minutes of seven-on-seven OT play, neither side could break the tie. ESM had more chances, but F-M goalie Claire Grenis managed seven saves.Earlier in the week, Drapas delivered just when F-M needed it. With the undefeated Hornets pushed into overtime by Baldwinsville last Monday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, it was Drapas again delivering the difference-making shot to help F-M edge the Bees in another 2-1 battleEntering the night with a five-game win streak, the Hornets were facing a B’ville side that had won three in a row.One difference between them was that, against defending sectional champion Cicero-North Syracuse, both had played close games, but F-M had won Sept. 11 on a last-second goal by Drapas a week after the Bees lost to the Northstars in OT.And it was close here, too, with Drapas putting F-M on the board in the first half, only to have B’ville counter with Emma Brushingham’s second-half goal.For most of the game, the Hornets found itself defending B’ville, but it did an effective job and, even when the Bees had shots, Grenis turned them away, finishing with eight saves.As has happened so often in league games this month, it went to seven-on-seven OT. The open space was what F-M needed as Drapas found an opening and delivered the game-winning shot past Bees goalie Sarah Smiley.Contrasting this, ESM had tuned up by hosting Whitesboro last Wednesday and unloading on the Warriors in an 8-0 romp, scoring five of those goals in the first half and continuing to add to that total late.Mary Searle was at the forefront, earning the first three-goal hat trick of her varsity career. Dodge and Grace Stone each had one goal and one assist, with Helaina Scolaro, Olivia Grabowski and Maggie Saunders also scoring. Rileigh White added an assist.At 6-1-2 following the battle with F-M, the Spartans would visit C-NS on Wednesday after going to Cortland on Monday as F-M hosts Liverpool Wednesday and Section IV powerhouse Whitney Point on Saturday afternoon.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story For the second time in four weeks, the Fayetteville-Manlius and East Syracuse Minoa field hockey teams delivered quite a battle.Having gone to overtime in the Aug. 30 finals of the Hornets’ season-opening tournament, their rematch last Friday at Spartan Stadium also would require more than 60 minutes to complete, though here no one ended up winning.The 1-1 draw had the same back-and-forth tension of the first meeting. Midway through the first half, ESM went out in front thanks to a goal by Jillian McGinley, assisted by Angelina Dodge.center_img Tags: ESMF-Mfield hockeylast_img read more

first_imgCaptain Tom Watson will speak to the media alongside Europe skipper Paul McGinley at the course this afternoon.USA are aiming to reclaim the title for the first time since 2008.The Friday and Saturday pairings could prove crucial, and Watson has plenty of confidence in his charges.last_img

first_imgThe Louth side trailed 2-0 going into the 2nd leg, but won 3-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate to spark wild celebrations at United Park.It means Pete Mahon’s side are back in the top flight at the first time of asking, and the Youths are relegated to the first division after one season.last_img