Great Britain claim two more golds at European Track Cycling Championships in Bulgaria | Cycling News

first_img– Advertisement – Thursday’s team pursuit saw Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Josie Knight triumph; Kenny said: “I personally think we’ve got a lot more to come, we’ve got people sat at home itching to get into this team and that can only help us move forward.” By PA MediaLast Updated: 13/11/20 8:52am “I personally think we’ve got a lot more to come, we’ve got people sat at home itching to get into this team and that can only help us move forward.”Barker said of her elimination race result: “I’m really happy with it. It went how I hoped it to. I rode it how I talked it through with my roommate Laura Kenny earlier today…and yeah, it worked!”Sophie Capewell and Katy Marchant exited the women’s sprint event after the quarter-finals.On Friday, British riders will compete in the women’s individual pursuit, the women’s omnium and the men’s omnium. – Advertisement – Win £250,000 for free on Saturday! Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 in Saturday’s Super 6 round. Play for free, entries by 3pm. Thursday’s action also included Ollie Wood securing a bronze for Britain in the men’s scratch race.Kenny said of the team pursuit win: “That’s the fastest time we’ve done since Rio, so that shows the form that we were in going into an Olympic year.“It’s good to know we are still moving forward, Josie is here for her first European competition and that shows the way British Cycling moves forward too.- Advertisement – Great Britain’s Elinor Barker won gold in the women’s elimination race Great Britain claimed two more gold medals on the second day of the European Track Cycling Championships in Bulgaria, with victory in the women’s team pursuit and for Elinor Barker in the elimination race.Thursday’s team pursuit saw Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Josie Knight triumph in a time of 4:10.437, over three seconds faster than the second-placed Italian team.Barker, who rode in the qualifying and first-round events, joined them on the podium for her second visit of the evening. Her earlier success made it an elimination race double for GB after Matt Walls won the men’s event on Wednesday.- Advertisement – Great Britain's Elinor Barker won gold in the women's elimination race
Great Britain's Elinor Barker won gold in the women's elimination race

The Masters: Rory McIlroy bounces back from opening 75 with bogey-free 66 | Golf News

first_img The Masters – Live November 14, 2020, 12:30pmLive on “Obviously we didn’t have much time in between rounds, so I went to the range and hit five nine‑irons and a three‑wood and just tried to get myself to release it. Sometimes I just get so draggy and hold on, sort of hold on to it.“So it was just a matter of trying to release it a little bit more and being a little bit more committed to my shots and my swing. I turned it around nicely and shot a good one, at least gave myself a chance going into the weekend. He needed a big start back at the 10th, which he found with a three-wood, a nine-iron and a perfect putt for birdie, and he picked up further shots at 12, 15 and 17 to get himself into red figures for the tournament.McIlroy two-putted for another gain at the long second, and he added another at the eighth while keeping a bogey off his card and closing on three under par, just six behind the leaders going into the second half of the final major of the year.“Jimmy Dunne gave me a pep talk in between rounds going on to the range,” he explained. “It was colourful! I honestly have been playing so good coming in here, and then I go into the first round and I shoot 75, and I’m like ‘where the hell did that come from?’ Rory McIlroy rallied to fire a 66 and is six behind co-leader, Dustin Johnson Rory McIlroy rallied to fire a 66 and is six behind co-leader, Dustin Johnson

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Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan capital during parade rehearsal

first_imgPakistan has a chequered military and civilian aviation safety record, with plane and helicopter crashes frequent over the years.Wednesday’s incident comes only months after a fighter jet crashed during a training mission near the city of Mianwali in eastern Punjab province, killing both pilots. In July last year at least 18 people were killed when a small military plane belonging to the army crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.And in 2016 a Pakistan International Airlines plane burst into flames after one of its two turboprop engines failed while travelling from remote northern Pakistan to Islamabad, killing more than 40 people.Pakistan’s powerful military consumes a large portion of the country’s yearly budget, spending millions on sophisticated hardware in the impoverished nation, which critics say has come at the expense of investment in other sectors.Topics : A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashed in Islamabad on Wednesday in an apparent accident during a rehearsal for an upcoming military parade in the capital, officials said.There was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot or co-pilot, or details on the area the plane crashed.Footage on social media showed a large plume of smoke billowing into the sky after the plane plummeted to the ground having apparently attempted a loop. “Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade. Rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the crash,” the air force said in a statement. A second security official speaking on condition of anonymity also confirmed the crash.The rehearsals were taking place before the annual military parade that is set to be held in Islamabad this month to celebrate Pakistan Day.F-16 jets are among the most valuable defence hardware in the Pakistani military’s arsenal. The country has a fleet of about 50 F-16s, each worth at least $40 million.last_img read more

China parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

first_imgChina’s rubber-stamp parliament endorsed plans Thursday to impose a national security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy. Over 2,800 members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal to draft the law, which would punish secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and acts that endanger national security. The announcement of the result was met with sustained and loud applause by delegates. Only one person opposed the proposal, while six abstained.The law would be directly imposed by mainland authorities, effectively bypassing Hong Kong’s government.According to a draft of the proposal released last week, the law would allow mainland security agencies to operate openly in Hong Kong.The NPC Standing Committee –- which is likely to meet next in June –- will now be tasked with formulating the legislation, which Beijing has said must be done “at an early date”. Topics :center_img The plans have prompted condemnation from foreign governments, investors and Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, who say China is eradicating the freedoms it promised the city under its 1997 handover agreement with Britain.The United States Wednesday revoked its special status for Hong Kong, alleging the city was no longer autonomous from Beijing, paving the way for future sanctions and the removal of trading privileges in the financial hub.China has made Hong Kong’s national security law a top priority in this year’s annual parliamentary sessions after huge pro-democracy protests rocked the financial hub for seven months last year.Last week’s announcement that China would impose the new security law triggered further protests in Hong Kong, although a huge police presence prevented massive gatherings.NPC Standing Committee Vice Chairman Wang Chen said last week that Hong Kong’s delays in implementing its own security law had forced the Chinese leadership to take action.”More than 20 years after Hong Kong’s return, however, relevant laws are yet to materialize due to the sabotage and obstruction by those trying to sow trouble in Hong Kong and China at large, as well as external hostile forces,” Wang said.China has not only refused to address protesters’ concerns, but also routinely attacked them as “anti-China chaotic forces” secretly backed by Western powers, bent on destroying the city and seeking full independence from the mainland. Mainland authorities frequently use the national security law to detain activists, journalists and lawyers under the pretext of “state subversion” — in some cases for several years without trial or access to lawyers. Several critical details about the law have yet to be clarified — including how it will define crimes as well as “foreign interference”, whether offenders would be tried in Hong Kong or China, whether Hong Kong’s foreign judges will be allowed to decide national security cases, and whether the law would be retroactive.last_img read more

Pegadaian issues Rp 3.26 trillion in bonds, ‘sukuk’

first_imgPegadaian appointed five underwriters for its bond and sukuk issuance, namely Bahana Sekuritas, BNI Sekuritas, Danareksa Sekuritas, Mandiri Sekuritas and Indo premier Sekuritas. Bank Mega is acting as the bond trustee. Indonesian rating agency Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo) has given its highest rating of idAAA to Pegadaian’s shelf registration bond IV/2020 and its highest sukuk rating of idAAA(sy) to the company’s Sukuk Mudharabah I/2020. Both ratings indicate that the agency believes the company has a superior capacity to meet its long-term financial commitment, relative to that of other Indonesian debt issuers, according to Pefindo’s statement in May. In a press release published on Aug. 3, Pefindo noted that it had maintained Pegadaian’s corporate rating of idAAA and noted that the company had a “stable” outlook.“The corporate rating reflects Pegadaian’s status as an important government-related entity, its superior position in the pawn service business, very strong capitalization and a favorable liquidity and financial flexibility position,” Pefindo analysts Danan Dito and Handhayu Kusumowinahyu wrote in the release. “However, the rating is constrained by the increasing pressure on its asset quality,” the analysts added. The company’s total assets stood at Rp 68.44 trillion as of June 30, up 4.78 percent from the December 2019 figure. The company’s asset growth during the first half of the year was lower than its 6.25 percent asset growth – to Rp 56.09 trillion – during the same period last year. Topics : State-owned pawnshop PT Pegadaian is issuing Rp 3.26 trillion worth of bonds and sukuk (sharia-compliant bonds) to strengthen the company’s working capital structure. The instruments will be offered from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17 in the third phase of the company’s shelf registration this year, the company announced on Wednesday.“This issuance is in the form of bond shelf registration IV, phase III, year 2020, with a principal of Rp 2.42 trillion and shelf registration Sukuk Mudharabah I, phase III, year 2020, valued at Rp 835 billion,” Pegadaian president director Kuswiyoto said in the press release.  Kuswiyoto said the bond issuance was part of the company’s IV shelf registration with a total value of Rp 7.8 trillion. The sukuk were part of the Sukuk Mudharabah I shelf registration with a total value of Rp 2.2 trillion. The bonds are being issued in two series. Series A has a principal of Rp 1.30 trillion with a fixed interest rate of 5.5 percent yearly and a maturity of 370 days. Series B has a principal of Rp 1.13 trillion with a fixed interest rate of 6.45 percent yearly and a maturity of three years. The sukuk will also be issued in two series. The instruments in Series A have a total principal of Rp 704 billion, a profit-sharing payment of 5.5 percent per year and a maturity of 370 days. Series B has a principal of Rp 131 billion, a profit-sharing payment of 6.45 percent yearly and a maturity of three years. “In the first and second phase, Pegadaian has issued bonds valued at Rp 1.9 trillion and sukuk valued at Rp 600 billion. With that, throughout 2020, the company has issued bonds and sukuk worth Rp 5.755 trillion,” Kuswiyoto said. last_img read more

Why Arsene Wenger refused to mention Jose Mourinho once in his new autobiography

first_imgWhy Arsene Wenger refused to mention Jose Mourinho once in his new autobiography Arsene Wenger shared an intense rivalry with Jose Mourinho (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has covered a broad range of subjects in his new autobiography ‘My Life in Red and White’ but one of his fiercest rivals was conspicuous by his absence with Jose Mourinho failing to gain a single mention. The pair clashed on numerous occasions during The Special One’s two spells in charge at Chelsea and his two-and-a-half year tenure at Manchester United. Mourinho, now in charge of Arsenal’s north London rivals Spurs, infamously accused Wenger of voyeurism and branded him a specialist in failure at the height of their rivalry, but the pair have long since put their differences to one side.AdvertisementAdvertisementStill, Wenger opted not to touch on his many confrontations with Mourinho in his new book, which was released earlier this week, and cited Sir Alex Ferguson as his fiercest rival.ADVERTISEMENTAsked to explain Mourinho effectively being airbrushed out of his book, Wenger said: ‘I didn’t want to make a book that sorts out some differences. I wanted it to be a positive book. I had more acrimonious battles with Sir Alex than Jose Mourinho.’ Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 14 Oct 2020 6:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares rsene Wenger cited Sir Alex Ferguson as his toughest rival in his new book (Picture: Getty)When Wenger arrived in England back in October 1996, Ferguson’s relentless Manchester United winning machine dominated the Premier League. Arsenal, aided by their new French manager’s coaching techniques and eye for a bargain in the transsfer market, proved formidable foes, however, and won three league titles between 1998 and 2004.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘The competition makes you hate the opponent,’ Wenger said of his rivalry with Ferguson. ‘I think he certainly hated me and I hated him sometimes as well.‘Whenever we competed it was always a fight — always very tight and nervous. And don’t forget we also had to deal with Fergie time.‘But when the competition is over what remains is a deep respect for guys like him, for what they have achieved and how long they stayed in the job and dedicated their lives to it.’MORE: Thomas Partey drops Arsenal debut hint ahead of Manchester City clashMORE: Lucas Torreira’s father reveals the only way back for him at ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

MLS stretches coronavirus match suspension to May 10

first_imgRead Also: Ronaldo missing as Mbappe leads race for most valuable players“The league is also identifying other available dates.“Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.”Major League Baseball has pushed back the start of its 2020 campaign and the NBA and National Hockey League have shut down their seasons due to the coronavirus outbreak.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season,” MLS said in a statement. Major League Soccer extended its suspension of all matches to May 10 on Thursday after health officials recommended an eight-week ban on gatherings of more than 50 people.Advertisement Clubs in the 26-team North American league had played only two matches each before the league announced last week it was suspending play for 30 days to assess the impact of COVID-19.MLS pushed its targeted return day to May 10 after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tightened limits on mass gatherings, but said it intends to complete a full 2020 season schedule.center_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… last_img read more

Lt. Governor announces additional COVID-19 Response Recipients

first_imgStatewide— Thursday, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced that an additional 49 rural Hoosier communities will receive more than $8.8 million in federal grant funding through the new COVID-19 Response Program. Last week, Lt. Governor Crouch announced the first 13 recipients of the COVID-19 Response Program who received more than $1.96 million in funding including the City of Greensburg who received $250,000. The Office of Community and Rural Affairs is continuing to develop a long term response program. More information will be available in the coming weeks.Projects being funded in Southeastern Indiana include:Union County being awarded $10,000 to purchase equipment and install internet “hot spots” around the county courthouse in the Town of Liberty as well as it was awarded $71,750 to provide COVID-19 testing and purchase PPE items for emergency response personnel.The City of Richmond was awarded $250,000 to create a grant program for Center City District businesses that show the utmost need due to COVID-19 and who are at risk of low-to-moderate income (LMI) income job losses.The Town of Edinburgh was awarded $240,000 to provide grants to small businesses to retain LMI employees and assist with working capital.Fayette County was awarded $250,000 to provide funds for a business grant-making program to assist its hardest hit manufacturers and retail businesses. The goal is to provide businesses with short-term working capital to continue operations, reopen businesses, restock inventory, or pay for technology for remote working.The City of Rushville was awarded $250,000 to help fund its existing revolving loan fund to help local small businesses and create an expedited distribution system.last_img read more

Patriot Day memorials from around the area

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Letts Community Volunteer Fire DepartmentPhoto courtesy of Burney Volunteer Fire DepartmentBatesville Firemen Donovan Imel and Lucas Garvey (middle and right respectively) along with YMCA member, and former New Your City resident Jim O’Rourke (left), completing a stair challenge to honor those that climb the Twin Towers.Photo courtesy of Greensburg Fire DepartmentPhoto courtesy of the Greensburg Fire DepartmentBatesville Fire and Rescuelast_img