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The club also earned two CMS (Candidate Master of Sports) ranks at the event. Galway Kettlebell Club took two golds and a silver medal at the AIKLF National Kettlebell Championships at the weekend. The AIKLF event (All Ireland Kettlebell Lifting Federation)was hosted by South Dublin Kettlebell Club at Balinteer Community School in Dublin.Over 100 athletes from various clubs around Ireland competed at the event which was a team qualifier for the World Championships in Korea in November.Lifters competed in body weight categories in disciplines Snatch,Jerk and Long Cycle lifting the kettlebell overhead for 10 minutes with winners calculated in accordance with repetitions achieved in ten minutes.“I’m delighted with the results from Galway,we train hard,eat well and keep a positive mindset to be successful in our sport” says Sarah SmithCoached for the last 6 years by Mick Kelly,president of AIKLF (All Ireland Kettlebell Federation)and coach to Wexford Youth Team.“Mick has bought me from amateur level (8kg) to professional level (24kg) which has been hard work but worth it”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email read more
Chelsea Raymond 2014 Southland Soccer Tournament Post-Game QuotesMatch 1 – #1 Stephen F. Austin vs. #3 Houston Baptist D Pos. Zuri Prince MF GK 2014 All-Tournament Team Patty Walrath (MVP) D Ellee Hall Tweet #SLCSoccerESPN3 Replay | HighlightsBEAUMONT, Texas – In the championship of the 2014 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, No. 3 seed Houston Baptist upset No. 1 seed and regular season champion No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin at Lamar Soccer Complex on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.Houston Baptist freshman Ellee Hall found the back of the net on an assist from Blake Martin to give the Huskies an early lead, 1-0.Stephen F. Austin went into the half trailing for the first time since Aug. 31 when the Ladyjacks fe11 to a then No. 25 Arkansas.Hall scored again for the Huskies as she put one in with her left foot on an assist from Natalie Hager in the 52nd minute of the game. The Uintah, Utah native finished the tournament with three goals and one assist in three games.This marks the first time in Houston Baptist history that a women’s program received an automatic bid to an NCAA tournament.Houston Baptist (10-6-4) claimed its first tournament title in school history after joining the Southland Conference in 2013.Houston Baptist and Stephen F. Austin each had five players on the all-tournament team, with HBU’s goalkeeper Patty Walrath claim MVP. The senior grabbed nine saves in the championship match. Sam Houston State’s Ashley Alonzo also earn a spot on the all-tournament team.The Huskies will await their NCAA tournament fate Monday at 3:30 p.m. CT during the Women’s College Cup Selection Show on NCAA.com. The Ladyjacks end the tournament with a 16-3-1 mark and finish second in the conference tournament for the fourth time in school history. F Houston Baptist Forward Natalie HagerOn what the tournament win means for this senior class“We worked so hard for this. My sophomore year when we went to the Great West Conference and lost that game, it was just hard for us. So last year not going into the (NCAA) tournament….It was our whole goal the entire season so being able to make it. Go into two games in overtime and win those and come out strong in the championship game and pull out a win, it means a lot to us.” Houston Baptist F Houston Baptist Kristi O’Brien Christie Hinojosa F F Houston Baptist Stephen F. Austin School Head coach Wally CrittendenOn the loss in the championship game:“It’s very disappointing, and it stings. Anytime you play your last game of the season, you want to play another one. I thought we did a good job all year, and today included. We created some very dangerous chances, but I thought HBU played really well. Their goalkeeper was tremendous today. I was impressed with the character and the competitive dynamic of our team. We shifted our shape three different times to put us in a more assertive and attacking postures, but we just couldn’t finish. They scored two great goals – one off a set piece and one they ran a play. It’s tough that this is how it ends, because this team is a fantastic team, and I feel it’s a team that can match up with anyone in the country. But ultimately, it is HBU that will represent our conference. I wish them luck.” On what the senior class has meant to this program:“This senior class is an exceptional class. They’ve definitely left a legacy of success and they’ve put us in a position to be fantastic moving forward. The impact they have left will be measured and felt and appreciated, especially as we move forward beyond this result. It was afantastic season. Obviously it didn’t end the way we wanted it to end, which was to match up against top teams in the country in the NCAAs, but nonetheless it was a very good season. It will be one they think about and recall how special it was as they move forward.” Houston Baptist Ashley Alonzo Stephen F. Austin Lindsay Matlock Stephen F. Austin Houston Baptist Goalkeeper Patty WalwrathOn unbelievable game you had, the big stops, and holding SFA to a shutout“It was really tough; we knew it was going to be anyway because they were on an unbeaten streak. We were on an unbeaten streak. So we knew we had to play really tough and it just really went our way.” Sam Houston State Megan Dunnigan Stephen F. Austin F Natalie Hager On what was the difference for you personally, did you just not want the season to end?“I guess not, I mean I just love playing so it was like alright I’m just going to make it big. I knew we were going to be on ESPN so why not let the nation watch me play.” F Houston Baptist On game itself and the early goal, building on that momentum“The early goal is huge because SFA is a scoring force and they’re very difficult to keep the ball out of the back of the net. I mean a shutout against SFA is unbelievable plus Patty (Walrath) as MVP deserved it for sure. Ellee came up huge with two goals. I mean freshman, it was fantastic. An early goal really set the tempo for the game; it really got SFA chasing the game which was a huge advantage for us.” Stephen F. Austin D Hannah Barker Player Houston Baptist Head Coach Misty JonesOn what this means for your program, making the first NCAA Championship appearance“It’s fantastic. I think it’s something you dream about when we go to the NCAA. It’s something we’ve always kind of put on the back burner. Well maybe next year, maybe next year, maybe next year. Honestly going into the season I can’t say I thought it would be this year. These girls have risen above and beyond. They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do and I’m just proud of them.” On you personally, dictating the pace of the game the whole tournament“I wanted to do whatever I could to help create opportunities for my team. This is pretty close to my hometown so I had a lot of friends and family coming to watch. I wanted to play for my team, for the rest of the seniors and for my friends and family that came out to watch.” read more
Adobe has just unveiled the official name of its much talked about Adobe Apollo product: Adobe Integrated Runtime, or Adobe AIR for short. Adobe is also announcing a beta version of the runtime, which will include Ajaxand HTML support. This means developers can create an Apollo application entirely based on HTML, without using Flash at all.For those who may not know, Adobe Apollo was the code name for the cross-operating runtime developed by Adobe that allows developers to create Rich Internet Applications for the desktop. There’s a myriad of possible use cases for this technology, from productivity applications that work both online and offline, to music players such as Finetune that can be accessed via the desktop.Adobe AIR is expected to be released at the end of the year, and will include a beta version of this runtime along with Ajax and HTML support. Previously, you could only build an Apollo application using Flash, but Adobe is now making it more appealing to a wider range of HTML developers – who may not use Adobe Flash. So included in this announcement is an extension that allows Apollo apps to be created directly from Dreamweaver, and PDF support to leverage the PDF platform in Apollo applications. The release also includes a SQLite database, just like Google Gears, so developers can gobetween the two easily.Adobe is attempting to streamline the process of building Apollo applications, in the hope it increases adoption rates. The challenge in introducing a web development platform is making it simple enough for developers to test drive, yet valuable enough for the end user. Adobe competitor Dekoh (see our profile here), is using an open-source model and community to increase adoption. In many ways, the Adobe strategy is similar to that of Facebook, which recently opened up the Facebook platform. Most web teams can easily develop a Facebook app in a weekend, as it is simple for the development team to create apps for that platform. In turn, the Facebook team hopes that it’s valuable enough to the end user, which then encourages more application building and innovation from developers at other websites.Although not exactly identical situations, Adobe is making it easier for all the developers out there to play around with the platform – and opening it up to HTML developers seems like a smart move. Backed by a $100 million venture fund and tons of corporate investment, Adobe needs to also do a better job of showcasing successful implementations of Apollo; and convince end users why they need to have online and offline support. That is probably the major goal behind the Adobe Bus Tour, also announced today, in which Adobe is traveling to 18 cities to perform demos and spread the word on the platform.Despite the bus tour, my mother and father (average Internet users) need to be convinced that there are many instances in their lives where they need a desktop application of some of their favorite Internet sites/applications. It’s still early in the process but, coupled with the open sourced Flex 3, Adobe is taking a very active approach to being more nimble and inclusive about engaging early adopters. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jay fortner 1 Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market read more
Tags:#Gritty Entrepreneurs#start sean ammirati Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… John Borthwick is doing a fireside chat with me next week at our 2WAY Summit. If you aren’t familiar with John, he is the CEO of Betaworks, one of the most fascinating companies focused on building internet-focused startups today. You may not be familiar with Betaworks but you certainly are familiar with some of their companies: Tweetdeck and Summize (both acquired by Twitter), as well as other startups still independent (at least for now) like Bitly, Social Flow, Chartbeat and news.me. The focus of our conversation will be on the lessons John has learned about designing products and businesses for the emerging Web. As a general framework to explore these lessons I’m planning on talking to John about the past, present and future of Betaworks. As fellow entrepreneurs, I’d love suggestions from the ReadWriteStart community on topics you’d like to see discussed. To get the creative juices flowing you can check Richard MacManus’s twopart interview with John our our site last year. Also, if you haven’t registered yet – get your tickets now with the discount code “BETA” to get $200 off and enjoy two days of amazing conversations about The Future of the Internet. read more
Download Now To support growth, global transportation company Aramex needed to increase capacity at its data centers worldwide, enhancing enterprise efficiency and delivering better services to end users. Aramex virtualized its Dell PowerEdge* blade servers, based on Intel® Xeon® processor 5550, with VMware and Dell EqualLogic* storage. It chose Dell ProSupport* to help maximize performance.Aramex was able to consolidate its server environment by around 50 percent and reduce energy use by approximately 40 percent. Employees can access files approximately 30 percent quicker. And the IT team saves up to 13 hours a month on storage management.“We lowered energy consumption by approximately 40 percent with Dell,” explained Samer Awajan, chief technology officer for Aramex. “The servers’ Intel® technology has played a key role in minimizing power consumption.”For the whole story, download our new Aramex business success story.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. read more
Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the pack of players who have sent their favourite blades to Bhandari to make them ‘perfect’ and ‘balanced’.The Indian Premier League (IPL) is slam-bang cricket, and to hit boundaries and sixes batsmen usually make adjustments to their bats, reducing their weight. It means more work for bat makers as players send their willows to them for reducing weights.Ram Bhandari, a seasoned ‘bat doctor’ based in Bangalore, too has got busier after the IPL started on April 8. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the pack of players who have sent their favourite blades to Bhandari to make them “perfect” and “balanced” – the favourite words of the carpenter. Bhandari, 54, disclosed that Dhoni has asked him to give a makeover to his willow and reduce its weight by up to 60 grams, possibly with an aim to swing it more freely during the IPL.Bhandari said he doesn’t ask reasons for the alterations players want in their bats. “Dhoni sent the bat through Varun Aaron about a week ago. The bat that he has been using lately, is manufactured by Sanspareils Greenlands of Meerut. It weighs 1,250gm and he has asked me to bring its weight down to between 1,190gm and 1,200gm,” Bhandari told MAIL TODAY.”In a T20 tournament like IPL, a lighter and thicker bat helps batsmen play shots effortlessly. After making it perfect and balanced, I will either courier the bat to Dhoni, or he will collect it from me in Bangalore when he comes here on April 22 to play against the Royal Challengers Bangalore,” said the man who has been making bats for 15 years.advertisementCiting the example of Sachin Tendulkar on how players are particular about their willow, Bhandari said: “Whenever the factory sends Dhoni’s [raw] bats to me, they write his name on the toe of the willow so that they don’t get mixed with other bats.”Bhandari ‘made’ bats for K.L. Rahul before he left for Australia where he made his Test debut in January. And on return from Australia, at the conclusion of the World Cup, Suresh Raina despatched his match bat for getting it “balanced” and “comfortable”.”Raina sent his bat through K.L. Rahul. He plays with a bat weighing around 1,170gm-1,180gm. The bat he sent was slightly bottom-heavy and I have fine-tuned it to his liking,” said Bhandari.Among other players whose bats are currently with Bhandari for makeover are K.L. Rahul, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron and R. Vinay Kumar, besides many local players who feature in various leagues in Bangalore.”I make Stuart Binny’s master bat. I turn the willow that comes from the factory into his ‘master bat’. Players call them ‘match bats’ but I call them ‘master bats’,” Bhandari said.”Binny’s new bat that has just arrived from the factory is slightly heavy, weighing about 1,250 gm. I’m now making it light. He plays with a bat that weighs between 1,150 gm and 1,160 gm.” Earlier, Bhandari regularly used to make bats for Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, and he fondly remembers his association with them.”Both Sehwag and Gambhir play with 1,150 gm bats. I used to make them from raw willow that I received from companies. They use slightly heavier bats for practice, and at times, they may weigh even 1,250 gm,” he said.”When they, and also Sachin, would visit Bangalore, they would call me to their hotel rooms to give instructions.” read more
Inter Milan striker Alexis facing over two months outby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Alexis Sanchez is facing over two months out after suffering an ankle injury playing for Chile.The 30-year-old is on-loan at Inter from Manchester United and has made four appearances for the Nerazzurri so far this season, scoring one goal.He was on the end of a heavy challenge from Juventus and Colombia wide man Juan Cuadrado during a 0-0 draw.A statement from the Chile football federation confirmed the initial diagnosis was dislocated tendons and possible ligament damage.Alexis is now returning to Italy, where he will undergo further tests and decide on the next step in treatment, which could even be surgery. TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say read more
Washington DC: No date has been set yet for a summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the White House said on Monday noting that the trade negotiations between the two countries still continues. “In terms of whether or not we have a date set, not yet. We’re continuing the negotiations with China.” “When we have an announcement for the two leaders to sit down, we’ll certainly let you know,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her news conference. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingShe was responding to questions on reports that a summit meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in the US state of Florida has been put off as China considers the US President as “unreliable” in view of him walking away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sanders ridiculed such a view. “I would say that’s absurd. The President is going to make a deal if it’s a good deal. He’s going to make a deal if it’s in the best interest of America. If he doesn’t feel like it’s a good deal, it’s not worth just signing a piece of paper,” Sanders Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiangsaid. She argued that the President didn’t feel like what was on the table was enough. “The President is 100 per cent committed to denuclearization of the Peninsula, and he’s going to make sure that whatever we do furthers that process.” “We’ll see what happens with North Korea, the same way we’re going to see what happens in the negotiations with China. They’re ongoing,” she said. Trump is going to make sure whatever deal the US gets is in its best interest — that it’s fair and reciprocal trade; that it protects intellectual property; and that it actually has safeguards to make sure that the Chinese follow through with whatever commitments that they make, Sanders said. The two leaders will sit down for talks only when the negotiations are complete, she asserted. Agencies read more