first_imgDay Two was moving day at the NSWTA State Cup with Men’s and Women’s scrambling for the all important finals positions.In the Men’s Open, Wests have swept before them with five wins from five games. Coach Tony Trad is confident about this tournament but they will have to be on their best as they cross over and face the other teams from the Pool of Death.Penrith finished first in the other pool with a draw with Hornsby their only blemish. Time will tell if the young boys from the foot of the mountain can stand up on its biggest stage.Canterbury finished second and like a good horse is well position to make a sprint for the post. They seem set to met Wests in the semi-final which will be an epic game. Hornsby finished third and will have to beat Easts to progress to the semi-finals where they are likely to face Penrith. In the Women’s, Easts have come through the heavy preliminary workload in the best position. Wollongong have been in good form but it should be another year before they make the final with Easts favoured to meet Canterbury in the big onme who play Wests in the other semi.Further results can be found from the NSWTA State Cup website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=856&pID=14last_img read more

first_imgDistrict Attorney Jerry D. Jones at his desk discussing the dropped charges of Alabama football players.KNOE.comAlabama football got huge news this afternoon, when Monroe, La. district attorney Jerry Jones announced that he has dropped the drug and gun charges against Cam Robinson, one of the nation’s best tackles, and reserve safety Hootie Jones. KNOE News has more from Jones, including a very interesting quote regarding this decision.Jones says, “I want to emphasize once again that the main reason I’m doing this is that I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and teenage years, working and sweating, while we were all in the air conditioning.”In the station’s video report on the story, reporter Nicholas Picht says that the DA could not prove who, between Robinson, Jones, and two other men arrested with them, was in possession of the marijuana or the gun, and cited a 2001 case that necessitates a connection between the two offenses.We’ll continue to update this story as more is released.[KNOE]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

The first season of college football’s playoff era will come to a close Monday night, as the Oregon Ducks face the Ohio State Buckeyes for the national championship.The Ducks come into the contest favored by most sources, including the consensus of sportsbooks in Las Vegas and ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI). But there’s disagreement on the degree of Oregon’s edge. The FPI, which includes results from every game of the 2014 season (plus a preseason rating as a prior), thinks Oregon would beat Ohio State by about five points at AT&T Stadium or another neutral field. Vegas, however, spent most of the past week favoring the Ducks by more — as many as 6.5 to seven points, according to the bookmakers listed at VegasInsider.com.This was looking like a sure sign of the markets’ skepticism over the ability of Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones. Jones began the 2014 season third on Ohio State’s QB depth chart, behind Heisman candidate Braxton Miller and touted redshirt freshman backup J.T. Barrett. Then Miller was injured and lost for the season in an August practice, upon which Barrett took the reins and led the Buckeyes to a 11-1 record (on the strength of one of the nation’s best passing performances) before going down with a season-ending injury in late November.Now Jones is at the helm.Jones, a sophomore, was only regarded as the 41st-best QB prospect in his freshman class, according to Phil Steele’s recruiting aggregations, and had thrown just 19 career passes before starting in the Big Ten title game against Wisconsin. But Jones and the Buckeyes were spectacular in that game, winning 59-0, and then upset favored Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals. (Jones’s numbers were less impressive against Alabama than against Wisconsin — but then again, Alabama also has a slightly tougher pass defense.)It effectively created an interesting Bayesian problem: How do we balance a sample of two great games against the prior assumption that Jones is a lightly regarded third-stringer? The initial discrepancy between Vegas’s Oregon-Ohio State point spread and that generated by season-long power ratings seemed to indicate how much of a downgrade Jones was relative to Barrett: roughly 1.5 to two points by the market consensus. As a point of comparison, this is a smaller margin than the typical gap between a starter and a backup QB in the NFL.Complicating matters now, though, was the news early Saturday that Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington, the team’s second-leading receiver, failed a drug test and was declared ineligible for the title game. That shrunk Vegas’s consensus edge for Oregon down to about 5.5 points by Saturday morning — nearly the same as the FPI predicts using both teams’ full-season numbers. (The game’s line has since returned to a consensus of 6.5 points favoring Oregon, as of Monday morning.)Even so, it will be worth keeping an eye on which effect is bigger, and whether the market’s implicitly Bayesian assessment of Jones turns out to be on the money or not. It’s no stretch to say the accuracy of that appraisal could determine Ohio State’s fate Monday night. read more

first_imgArsenal forward Danny Welbeck will reportedly join teammate Aaron Ramsey in leaving the club as a free agent in the summerThe England international’s existing contract with Arsenal will expire at the end of the season, much like Ramsey’s own predicament.Welbeck has been on a good run of form lately and expressed his hope that manager Unai Emery will hand him more opportunities to play.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But now the Daily Mirror claims that talks between Welbeck’s representatives and Arsenal are nowhere near close to completion and now he seems set to leave the Emirates Stadium next summer.The 27-year-old will be free to sign with a foreign club in January and previously attracted the interest of Turkish giants Galatasaray in August.Welbeck has scored four goals in seven appearances for Arsenal this season, but is yet to start a single game in the Premier League.last_img read more

first_imgValencia boss Marcelino believes Rodrigo Moreno and Michy Batshuayi will end their goal droughts despite his side’s 1-0 narrow win at Getafe.Dani Parejo’s VAR penalty saved the blushes of Rodrigo who had not scored since the opening day of the season, while Batshuayi was absent from the squad, leaving the Chelsea loanee on just two goals for the campaign.“Winning always matters,” Marcelino told Football Espana after Valencia won back-to-back games for the first time in 2018-19.“I saw a very good Valencia in the first half, but we had to be comfortably ahead at half-time.“When you’re forgiving, you usually pay and Getafe threatened to make us do that early in the second half.“However, the VAR helped us. It went against us last week and ultimately we won because of it. It imparted justice.Ernesto Valverde, Lionel Messi, BarcelonaValverde downplays fears over Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s comments on his Barcelona future have been taken out of context, and gave an update on the forward’s injury.“Rodrigo’s drought is football. It’s a situation that, no matter how much you think about it, has no explanation.“The important thing is that he’s a very good player. We need Rodrigo at his best. He had a great game against Young Boys the other night.“What he missed here were three clear goals, but he’ll eventually score with his back.“His work in the last third is good, he’s just lacking that edge to his finishing. He’ll be back scoring after the international break.“I’m not unhappy with Batshuayi. I’m always positive, I try to help and transmit things to the players, but I also demand things at the same time.“It’s tough. I always try to be fair and in this situation, I have to make decisions. The hardest thing for a Coach is to pick a matchday squad of 18 players and 11 to start after that because it’s discriminating.”last_img read more

first_imgAfter knowing the Copa America groups during this Thursday’s draw, Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni expressed hope of having Lionel Messi back.Now that some time has passed after Argentina’s heartbreaking World Cup performance last summer with Messi as their leader, the Barcelona star is seriously considering on coming back to play for his country once more during 2019.The Copa America draw was held this Thursday and the Argentina national team got Group B, where they will face Paraguay, Colombia, and Qatar as one of the two invited nations to the tournament.Group A has Brazil hosting the tournament and sharing the stage with Peru, Venezuela, and Bolivia.And last but not least we have Group C, which includes Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, and Japan as the second nation that got invited to the tournament that will take place in Brazil during the summer.All the nations are hyped for what’s coming for this new competition, that will return to its traditional 12-squad format that got modified back in 2016 when the Copa America Centenario was played in the United States.We believe that all the major stars will accompany their respective national teams, Brazil will hopefully have a Neymar who is completely recovered from his most recent metatarsal injury and lead the hosting duties.Estos son los resultados para el choque de los verdaderos titanes. ¡Que el mundo sienta la vibración sudamericana ¡Así se jugará la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019! #CopaAmerica2019 pic.twitter.com/Wa65qhHBxL— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) January 24, 2019Uruguay will hopefully have the Suarez/Cavani duo, Chile will have Alexis Sanchez, Colombia will have James Rodriguez, and the list could go on and on.But the major question we are all asking is as follows: will Leo Messi make the decision to finally return to his national team and give a major tournament another crack to see if he can retire from international football with one trophy?That is the million dollar question for everybody, but manager Lionel Scaloni hopes that having the best player in the world is a major possibility for Argentina.“We will speak with Leo in the days before the March list. When the time is right we will speak,” said the Argentina manager via Goal.“I hope he can be here but more than that, we want him to be happy. I have a good feeling.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Brazil manager ‘Tite’, also talked about the reason he wants all the best players to visit his country and compete to win this new edition of the Copa America.“I want Messi and all the best athletes to come to Brazil. A team, to be the best, have to win with competition and overcome high-level opponents, which is why we expect Neymar, Messi, [Chile forward Alexis] Sanchez and [Uruguay star Luis] Suarez to come… And also [Peru’s Paolo] Guerrero.”¿Estará #Messi en la #CA2019Telemundo? Lionel Scaloni, DT de la @Argentina respondió al respecto…. pic.twitter.com/nBPbvetfZ1— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) January 25, 2019The table is set for Lionel Messi to finally make his decision about his future with Argentina, certainly having Cesar Luis Menotti to guide him during his final years in the squad will be a great motivation that will bring Leo back for one last attempt to win the big trophies.The World Cup in Qatar is still far away for the Argentine to worry, he needs to take care of what’s coming this year first and then go step by step in the following years to see if he can get there while still playing at the highest level of competition.Odds are that Messi will still be a great player by the time that the next World Cup comes, but he will have to take extreme care of himself if he wants to give it another chance.The upcoming Copa America in Brazil will be a perfect measure for Messi to see how motivated he really is to keep going, winning the tournament could be a huge confidence boost that may push him all the way to Qatar.However, losing yet another major competition might be the final nail on Lionel Messi’s coffin that has the Argentina flag stamped on it.What happens this year during the summer, will determine which path Messi will take during the next three years.Scaloni no pierde la esperanza y hablará con Messi https://t.co/cEonhfYuHG pic.twitter.com/0PTgPIutJa— Fabian Ortegano (@Fabian_Ortegano) January 25, 2019Do you think Lionel Messi should go back to play for Argentina or do you think his time has passed? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco rued Roma’s inexperience to pick the right ball after finding their rhythm in the 1-0 loss to JuventusEusebio’s men were beaten in Turin by a Mario Mandzukic header courtesy of a  Mattia De Sciglio’s cross. But the Italian manager claimed his men were nervous in the encounter“We were too nervous and insecure in the first half, but in the second we accepted the duels and took control of the ball,” the Coach told Football Italia via DAZN.“We had some good forward moves and just lacked the final ball. The difference between us and them is that Juve had shots on goal. I remain happy with the reaction that the team showed.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“I wanted to create more density in the midfield, giving Aleksandar Kolarov the chance to start moves from the back. We wanted a stronger physical impact, but we did well in some moments and less well in others.“The positives we take from this match are the attitude and the desire to play one-against-one all over the pitch. We just didn’t finish off our chances, but keeping Juve pinned back in their own half is no mean feat. Unfortunately, we lack the nous and experience to pick the right ball.”Patrik Schick was again utterly ineffective in attack, failing to make any real impact.“We all expect more. It was not easy for him today, but we do expect him to have more shots on goal. In some situations, he could’ve attacked the space better.”last_img read more

first_img Comments Share your voice Facebook Twitter 2 A group of websites and social media accounts linked to Russia or far-right groups is spreading misinformation and encouraging political discord just weeks ahead of the key elections in the European Union, The New York Times reported Sunday.The campaign shares many of the same characteristics used in previous Russian attacks, including Russia’s interference with the 2016 US elections, EU investigators tell the Times. Groups in Italy and German bear the same electronic signature as pro-Kremlin websites or share servers used by the Russian hackers who broke into the Democratic National Committee.Disinformation has long been a part of Russia’s foreign policy strategy, and social media has allowed the trolling effort to expand on a viral scale. In 2017, Facebook revealed it found evidence that Russians used the social network to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election and sowed discord among Americans.US intelligence agencies have warned Congress that these campaigns will continue in the future. But determining Russia’s level of involvement is difficult as several copycats on the far right are echoing Kremlin talking points, investigators say.EU investigators believe networks of Facebook and Twitter accounts have been spreading false and divisive stories about the EU, NATO and immigrants, among other issues. An analysis prepared for the Senate found that Russia’s disinformation campaign before the 2016 election used every major social media platform, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to try to sow the seeds of political discord among Americans.Earlier this month, Facebook said it had removed 118 fake accounts, pages and groups from Russia that posted content about politics in Ukraine and other countries in Europe. Facebook has also opened a new operations center in Ireland to combat fake news ahead of the EU parliamentary elections. The current campaign uses messages taken directly from Russian news media, the Times reported, but investigators haven’t publicly accused the Kremlin of supporting a specific candidate. Investigators believe millions of people have been exposed to the propaganda material.Representatives for Facebook and Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Internet Tech Industry Tagslast_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uJustice Department attorneys will not recommend civil rights charges be brought against former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, although the ultimate decision still lies with Attorney General Eric Holder. We’ll analyze the Justice Department’s position with legal expert Cheryl Wood as well as the issue of race and law enforcement with University of South Carolina law professor Seth Stoughton. Plus, we’ll take a look at new Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s budget released earlier today. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

first_imgA teen charged with robbing another teen as he walked to pick up his cap and gown from Frederick Douglas high school in June, has been charged with the shooting of a 42 year-old Owings Mills man in July.Kyree Trimon Greene was charged with shooting a 42-year-old man in Maryland. (Photo/Baltimore City Police Department)Kyree Trimon Greene of the 2600 block of Francis Street in Baltimore’s Penn North, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and other charges for shooting the 42 year-old man in Baltimore County on July 17th.Greene who just turned 19, was charged prior in the botched robbery of a 17 year-old student going to pick up his cap and gown. The student told police someone stuck a gun to his back and tried to rob him. In the process, a struggle ensued and Greene accidently shot himself with the victim gaining control of the gun. Greene fled on foot and Baltimore Police did not know at that time if Greene was a student.  Using video surveillance, police later identified Greene as the suspect in that robbery.A quick search of the Maryland Case Search shows various charges for Greene in the Frederick Douglas robbery including Fire arm use, First and Second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and discharging a firearm.Greene is also charged in the shooting of another teen. A 16 year-old that was walking home with friends in Howard Park in May when a masked man opened fire hitting the teen in the thigh. Police later identified Greene as the shooter.According to Maryland Case Search, Greene has been charged with Attempted First and Second degree murder, First and Second Degree assault, Firearm on a minor and reckless endangerment as well as discharging a firearm.In the Owings Mills shooting that happened in July, police were called to Reisterstown Road and Pleasant Ridge Drive for a person shot multiple times. Police found a 42-year-old man.  The victim got out of his car to confront Greene when Greene made a U-turn in front of him, cutting him off. Greene then fired several shots at the victim.Greene was arrested in Baltimore, five days later according to case search. Officers near Druid Hill Park noticed Greene was armed and a chase ensued before he was caught.Greene is being held without bail in Baltimore.last_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA conversation with Dr. Earl Richardson, former president of Morgan State University, discussing the landmark HBCU Coalition lawsuit against the State of Maryland. Also, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on Annapolis, City Hall and 21st century Jim Crow on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgPeople who received bite count feedback ate less and reduced their overall intake during a meal, the findings showed. “It was found that the presence of bite count feedback led to a reduction in overall consumption. This finding is consistent with current literature that shows feedback on consumption leads people to consume less,” explained Phillip Jasper from Clemson University in South Carolina, US. The results were published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For the study, investigators recruited young adults to consume a meal in the laboratory.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In one of the experiments, some participants were outfitted with bite count feedback devices and given either a small or large plate. The group that received bite count feedback significantly reduced their intake regardless of plate size, although, those given larger plates still consumed more than those given smaller plates. “We want people to be mindful of what they’re doing. That’s what’s really important. We want them to be mindful of their eating, and bite count feedback is a way to keep people mindful of their eating behaviours,” Jasper said.Knowing the number of bites is much less abstract than knowing the number of calories. “Self-monitoring is one of the cornerstones of successful weight loss,” Jasper said.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed over CESC Shrishti Samman to noted writer Manishankar Mukherjee, popularly known as Shankar, at the inaugural session of the International Kolkata Book Fair organised by the Booksellers’ and Publishers’ Guild on Thursday afternoon.Born in December 1933 at Bongaon, Shankar was the neighbour of Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay, author of Pather Panchali. His father Haripada Mukherji moved to Howrah shortly before the second World War, which is where the formative years of the well-known author began. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFollowing the untimely death of his father in 1947, began the writer’s difficult journey as a street-vendor and then a typewriter cleaner. He was a temporary teacher at Vivekananda Institution and later found a job in a jute broker’s office. In 1951, Shankar met Noel Frederick Barwell, the last British member of the Bar-of-England practising in India. He became his last clerk. In 1954, following the death of Barwell, the author started writing his first book, which was serialised as Kata Ajanare. There has been no looking back for him since and he continues to command an enviable readership in India and abroad. The range of Shankar’s writing is astonishing, from fiction, short story, memoirs and travelogues to his enormously popular books on Vivekananda. One of his biggest best-sellers Chowringhee has been translated in many languages across the world, including English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. Shankar also enjoys a vast readership in India and Bangladesh across many languages.last_img read more

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state has rewarded them with what they had asked for is a game that these people (Congress) are playing” he said adding “Perhaps this is not going to be very favourable to Congress” Ramaswamy said the Congress thinks they can challenge the leadership of former chief minister Yeddyurappa with this move “But we don’t know how this will play out” he concluded For many years now the Lingayats have backed BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa a Lingayat himself who was the state’s first BJP chief minister and is now the party president while Karnataka gears up for polls in May Reacting to the development Rambhapuri Mutt pontiff Someshwara Mahaswami denounced state government’s move as a “huge mistake” saying that Veerashaivas and Lingayats were the same “This is wrong Veerashaivism came first and Basavanna came later He did not establish the religion This is a diabolical plan by the state government which people will not accept The chief minister has not taken the right decision Veerashaivism has guru parampare (tradition of spiritual masters) while Basavanna is only a social reformer” the seer said He went on to say that it is very difficult to differentiate Hinduism from Veerashaiva-Lingayats “The Centre will not give in to this kind of chauvinism The state government is breaking us with its politics It is not easy to differentiate this religion from Hinduism” he stressed But cabinet minister Kulkarni begged to differ: “If people do not agree with Basavanna how can they be called Lingayats” he questioned referring to Veerashaivas There are enough hints that the issue would snowball into a major controversy as a special sabha called by the community leaders — known as Panchapeeta or the five seats of power — denounced the state’s stand Anil Lulla is a Bengaluru-based freelance writer and a member of 101Reporterscom a pan-India network of grassroots reporters With inputs from Prabhu Mallikarjunan London:Antonio Conte has paid his respects to Chelsea great Ray Wilkins following his death earlier this week urging his players to "make a great memory" against West Ham on Sunday The Blues boss spoke passionately about the club’s former captain who died aged 61 on Wednesday following a cardiac arrest The Premier League announced that all matches this weekend will be preceded by a moment’s applause in memory of the ex-England international whose other clubs included Manchester United AC Milan and QPR File image of Antonio Conte AP Chelsea will make their own tribute to a man who worked as an assistant manager and coach with the Blues with memories in the match-day programme a book of condolence and a picture montage all planned ahead of Sunday’s match "It was tragic news for us" Conte told reporters on Friday "We are talking about a really good person I was lucky to know him and speak with him many times He was a legend for this club an ambassador for football "We are very sad because it is very difficult to accept this news We want to pass on to the family our deepest condolences and I think this is a big loss" While the game against the Hammers is expected to be an emotional afternoon Conte wants the fixture itself to be treated differently from the pre-match tributes "I think on Sunday we must be ready to make a great memory to Ray" he said "I think that this will be very important then there is the game But I see two different situations and it is not right to mix the situations We must have great respect for the tragedy and think to play football to give the best during the game" Chelsea lost 3-1 to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge last weekend to fall eight points behind Spurs in the race for a top-four spot and Champions League football next season Conte admits it will be tough for the reigning Premier League champions to close that gap with just seven games remaining but the Italian still wants to see his players battling until the end "It won’t be easy we have to be realistic but at the same time we have to give all of ourselves" said Conte "We must show pride desire will to fight until the end of the season — this must be our target now" With the fun and games that were essentially the Premier Badminton League (PBL) masala matches coming to an end the world’s shuttlers have hunkered down to serious business with a couple of ‘Masters’ (Level Three in the new dispensation) tournaments taking place in South-east Asia hard on the backs of each other There was token Indian representation in the Malaysia Masters that took place in Kuala Lumpur last week and the Indonesia Masters that kicks off in Jakarta from 23 January will also witness the participation of aunderstrength Indian contingent that is scheduled to exhibit its wares at the refurbished and renovated Istora Senayan in the heart of the Indonesian capital File images of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal Reuters It would appear that several Indian topnotchers including Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy have taken longer than a week off at the conclusion of the breathless 23-day PBL even as some of the world’s top shuttlers had their noses to the grindstone in Kuala Lumpur Japan’s up-and-coming Kenta Nishimoto put in a stellar performance by nearly dethroning Danish world champion Viktor Axelsen in the final after bundling out veteran ace Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the opening round itself A 19-21 21-18 21-18 triumph over Lee was nearly mirrored in the title clash against Axelsen but the towering 6’ 4” Dane just about managed to hold on for a 21-13 21-23 21-18 win Earlier Axelsen had notched up a facile 21-17 21-8 second-round victory over World No 15 B Sai Praneeth who had been the flag-bearer of the Indian challenge in Kuala Lumpur but is not in the fray in Jakarta There was even more drama in the Malaysia Masters women’s singles when Thailand’s 2013 world champion Ratchanok Intanon claimed two top scalps from a No 5 position in the seedings’ list The strokeful 22-year-old Thai showed a new level of physical fitness to add to her courtcraft and rich array of strokes to pip Japan’s World No 2 Akane Yamaguchi at the semi-final stage at 21-15 16-21 21-19 before toppling Chinese Taipei’s World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying in an epic final at 21-16 14-21 24-22 All these fine players with the exception of Yamaguchi will be in the fray at the Senayan Sports Complex from Tuesday; and will be joined by the likes of Japan’s reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara India’s PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal Spain’s two-time former world champion and Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin South Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun and China’s Chen Yufei and He Bingjiao In other words all the world’s top ten bar one Predictably Tai continues to occupy pride of place at the top of the draw by virtue of her runaway lead in points while Sindhu in the absence of Yamaguchi is seeded second Starting out with a none-too-difficult lung-opener against Indonesia’s Hanna Ramadini Sindhu could run into either one of two qualifiers in the second round before crossing swords in the quarter-finals with the winner of a section of the draw that includes Chen Yufei Nehwal and another Chinese Chen Xiaoxin Indeed Nehwal by virtue of being unranked in the top eight is just a dangerous floater in the draw and runs into Chen Yufei in her opening match Their victor clashes in the second round with the winner of the tie between Chen Xiaoxin and Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri All these players are bracketed in the bottom half of the draw which has on paper a quarter-final encounter between world champion Okuhara and the Malaysia Masters champion Intanon In other words the winner of the likely quarter-final between Sindhu and Chen Yufei is slated to bump into the Okuhara-Intanon winner in the penultimate round The top half of the draw is dominated by Tai and Marin who was undefeated for Hyderabad Hunters in the recent PBL and is seeded third in Jakarta Barring mishaps the top quarter should see a last-eight stage joust between the Taiwanese top seed and Korean Sung while the second quarter has Marin pitted against Chinese left-hander He Bingjiao In the men’s singles there would be no prizes for guessing the name of the player who has been given top seeding World champion Axelsen has been asked to take care of Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao when he hits his first shuttle at the Istora Senayan and will then have to take on the winner of the clash between India’s Sameer Verma and dangerous Japanese floater Kazumasa Sakai At the opposite end of the draw Parupalli Kashyap promoted from the qualifying rounds occupies the spot vacated by his compatriot Srikanth a late withdrawal due to fitness issues Kashyap has a challenging opening outing against Malaysian southpaw Chong Wei Feng with the winner slated to clash against either Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab or Denmark’s Hans Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in the second round Let it be recorded that the 32-year-old Vittinghus ranked 19th on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) ladder is currently in top form having reached the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters after taking Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent Taiwan’s Wang Tzu Wei and Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Gintingin stride before coming to grief at the hands of Japan’s Nishimoto in the penultimate reckoning All of which means that Kashyap will have to play out of his skin to get beyond the second round There is no other Indian in the main draw of the men’s singles but a couple are in contention for a spot from the qualifying tournament — Abhishek Yeligar and the bustling Subhankar Dey who had given a good account of himself in the recent PBL Yeligar meets Indonesia’s Vega Vio Nirwanda brought in from the standbys and also needs to get past former world No 4 Sony Dwi Kuncoro if he is to make the main draw Dey must show another local lad Panji Ahmed Maulana the exit door and must then sideline the winner of the first-round qualifying match between Frenchman Lucas Corvee and Taipei’s Kan Chao Yu No Indian features in the qualifying draw of the women’s singles but a couple of Indian pairs have made it to the main draw of the men’s doubles National champions Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy have been given the task of tackling Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han; and if they win will have the giant Russian Vladimir Ivanov and his fellow-countryman Ivan Sozonov the 2016 All England champions barring their path in the second round The young Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have an even tougher opening match as Japanese eighth seeds Takuto Inoue and Yuki Kaneko will present a strong challenge to their further progress These pairs are in the section of the draw topped by fourth-seeded Danes Mads Pieler Kolding and Mads Conrad-Petersen Surprisingly there is no Indian challenge in either the women’s doubles or the mixed doubles One would have thought that with Rankireddy already competing in the men’s doubles his regular mixed doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa could have made the trip to Jakarta They would certainly have merited a spot in the main draw although other Indian mixed doubles pairs led by Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Manu Attri might have been hard put to win a spot in even the qualifying rounds All told spectator interest is likely to be concentrated on the women’s singles even more than on the men’s individual event although the Indonesian Masters will see the 2018 debut of the peerless Lin Dan and his compatriot Chen Long who have seven world championship titles and three Olympic gold medals between them New York: Amazoncom Inc’s march in retail and cloud computing showed no sign of slowing on Thursday as the company reported a surge in first-quarter profit and a rosy outlook for the spring both ahead of expectations Amazon’s shares rose 6 percent in after-hours trade Seattle-based Amazon is winning business from older big box rivals by delivering virtually any product to customers at a low cost and at times faster than it takes to buy goods from a physical store It acquired Whole Foods Market for $137 billion last year to help it send groceries to shoppers’ doorsteps Amazon’s results bucked expectations that it would plow more profit into investments as it has done in the past The world’s largest online retailer said net income rose to $16 billion or $327 per share in the quarter ended 31 March Analysts on average were expecting $126 per share according to Reuters Sales rose 43 percent to $510 billion in the quarter beating analysts’ average estimate of $498 billion The fast ascent of Amazon and its Chief Executive Jeff Bezos now the richest person in the world has drawn the attention of US President Donald Trump Writing critical Twitter posts about Amazon and the Washington Post which Bezos privately owns Trump has claimed without evidence that Amazon has not paid enough money to the US Postal Service to cover delivery costs Amazon Representational image AP Success is “the best revenge that Bezos can get against the administration for its veiled threats about sales taxes and not paying its fair share” said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter told Reuters on Wednesday Prime Amazon’s loyalty club that includes fast shipping video streaming and other benefits has been key to the jump in revenue Members – now more than 100 million globally – spend above average on Amazon The company recently increased fees for US Prime members on month-to-month plans affecting some 30 percent of subscribers by Cowen & Co’s estimate Sales from Prime fees and other subscriptions grew 60 percent to $31 billion Revenue from third-party sellers paying to promote their products on Amazoncom was an unusually large bright spot during the quarter Advertising and “Other” sales including from co-branded credit cards grew 139 percent to $203 billion “The significant acceleration in Other revenues suggests Amazon’s advertising ambitions continue to ramp quickly and is now large enough to drive upside in Amazon’s margin profile” said Baird Equity Research analyst Colin Sebastian in a note Amazon said it expects operating profit this quarter between $11 billion and $19 billion up from $628 million a year earlier Analysts were expecting $101 billion according to analytics firm FactSet Amazon’s stock has outperformed the S&P 500 rising 30 percent this year as of Thursday’s market close compared with the S&P’s less than 1 percent decline Its shares trade at a premium to many peers The stock’s price-to-earnings ratio is more than 11 times that of cloud-computing rival Microsoft Corp Amazon Web Services which handles data and computing for large enterprises in the Cloud saw its profit margin expand in the quarter It posted a 49 percent rise in sales from a year earlier to $544 billion beating the average estimate of $525 billion according to Reuters “That business continues to grow very well and has seen great customer adoption” said Brian Olsavsky Amazon’s chief financial officer on a call with reporters He added that costs related to data centers fulfillment centers and other investments “scale really well when we have high-volume quarters” like the one Amazon reported The company has been notorious for running on a low profit margin Yet its big bets on new services and entry into new industries have reaped shareholders rewards over the past decade Amazon continues to invest in a wide array of areas The company plans to spend more on video content this year including its renewed deal to stream Thursday Night Football games and a prequel television series to “The Lord of the Rings” in the works Wedbush’s Pachter estimated that content spending will be $6 billion or more this year up from $5 billion in 2017 Earlier this year Amazon announced a partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co and Berkshire Hathaway Inc to determine how to cut health costs for hundreds of thousands of their employees And Amazon is expanding its retail footprint outside the United States particularly in India Its international operating loss grew 29 percent to $622 million in the first quarter Amazon’s global headcount is up 60 percent from a year ago at 563100 full-time and part-time employees thanks to a hiring spree and an influx of workers from Whole Foods Market We will not lose because of this.

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