International fleet competes at Transworld Regatta

first_imgMatti Sepp and his crew celebrate victory in the Transworld Regatta 2018, held at Ocean Marina from March 2-4.Ocean Marina in Na Jomtien welcomed crews from around the world to the Transworld Regatta 2018, held from March 2-4.  Three of these countries taking part, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, currently represent the most active region in the World for Platu racing and will hold the 2018 Platu World Championship in Riga, Latvia this August.  Chris Way brought his Easy Tiger team from Australia and Rolf Heemskerk travelled from Malaysia.  These crews were supported by two local teams from Thailand, with ex-pats from several different countries on board.As usual the 3 day regatta was preceded by a one day event of three races so that crews could acclimatize themselves to the local conditions and also shake of their jet lag.  The day saw winds up to 18 knots, quite big seas and many big shifts to keep the tacticians busy.  The result was a sign of things to come as the first three boats went on to finish on the podium of the main event.  Congratulations to Harles Liiv from Estonia in first place.The first two days of the regatta itself again saw winds up to 18 and 19 knots, metre high waves, and lots of shifts of 20 degrees and more.  The format of 30 minute races was again used so that there were 6 races on day one and 7 on day two.  With a windward mark at half a mile, races of 1, 2 and 3 laps were set to test suitability and best race format.  The general consensus was that 30-minute, two lap races were best so this became the norm.Strong winds and big shifts, but after two days and 13 races it was all to play for between Matti Sepp and Rolf Heemskerk who were separated by only three points. The third day was much calmer than the previous two with a flat sea and winds of 6 knots as the racing began.  This gradually built however to 14 knots and a few white caps to again make the crews hike hard.The tension was building, not only for these two crews, but for all crews, and the first race of the final day saw chaos on the start line and a general recall necessary.  The second start was a little bit better organized and crews finally got away for the first of 4 races with the final race being worth double points.  It was hard to separate Mati and Rolf as they finished race 1 and 2 only metres apart.  But then Mati decided that match racing was not the way to go and simply sailed fast to a win and a second place in the final two races.  But a great effort from Rolf, the current holder of the Coronation Cup, who gave it everything, but it simply was not enough on this day.Platu craft compete on Day 2 of the regatta.Another close battle between four boats also ensued as they finished within a ten point spread after all 17 races.Four races meant that crews were back in the marina before two o’clock so that they could enjoy some food and a well earned beer or two before the presentations took place.last_img read more

Pitt player charged with drunken crash apologizes for arrest

first_imgCoach Pat Narduzzi issued a statement Monday saying 21-year-old Alex Bookser “expressed to me his extreme regret and disappointment in himself.” The coach says the team and Bookser are “committed … to ensuring his actions and judgment will be better moving forward.”Online court records don’t list an attorney for Bookser, a junior who starred at Mount Lebanon High School in the suburbs before moving onto Pitt.Police say Bookser crashed into the Loeffler Building and was charged with drunken driving, several traffic citations and accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle, a third-degree misdemeanor.He faces a preliminary hearing June 26. Alex Bookser was arrested early Sunday on several charges after driving while intoxicated. (Photo: Jason Pohuski, Cal Sport Media, via AP)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh football player is apologizing after he was charged with drunken driving and other crimes after crashing into a campus building just before 1 a.m. Sunday.last_img read more

Principal does the hard yards

first_imgTHEY say the best kind of teachers inspire, and that’s just what one Beaconsfield principal did last Thursday. Beaconsfield Upper…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Discussion on bushfire prevention plan

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis POTENTIAL roadside fire hazards will be removed in preparation for bushfire season. Grass on either side of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

United earn least Champs Lge cash of any English club as Liverpool top list

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED raked in less cash than any other English club in the Champions League this season.North West rivals Liverpool claimed the biggest haul – and will extend their lead as they aim to win the title.4 Ian Rush and Roma sporting director Ramon Monchi shake hands after the semi-final drawCredit: AFP or licensorsEnglish clubs split a whopping £119million this season – the most of any country – due to the mega-money BT Sport deal.The kitty is allocated in a 50-50 split, with half based on a club’s position in their domestic league last campaign and the rest based on Champions League performance.Liverpool have already earned £57m from their semi-final run and that would rise to £72m if they go all the way.Chelsea are just behind on £55m thanks to their title triumph, while Manchester City are on £54m.Most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar’s ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfie4Tottenham come in £2m behind the Citizens, with United making just £37m as they qualified through the Europa League.Old Trafford chiefs are still sitting on a fortune due to the club’s world-leading commercial deals.GARR OF HONOUR Manchester City cleared of any wrongdoing over controversial signing of Argentine wonderkid Benjamin GarreBut the failure in Europe could hit the coffers slightly as Jose Mourinho looks to build this summer.The Special One has already vowed not to get into a transfer war with City, explaining: “We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy.4 Jose Mourinho may find a little less in his piggy bank this summerCredit: PA:Press Association4 While Jurgen Klopp will hope to be handed a bumper transfer kittyCredit: Getty – Contributor”We are just trying to improve a little bit more. That’s what we are going to try.”Everybody will try to improve – like we did from last season.”Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second.”Next season, we are going to try to improve, but let’s see what happens.”Maybe also City will invest massively and they don’t let the others close the gap to them, I don’t know.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talks on hosting Bournemouth in EPL and drawing AS Roma in UCL semi-finalslast_img read more

Everyone happy to see Woods back at Masters, for now

first_imgThere were smiles everywhere and no shortage of well-wishes and encouragement around Augusta National on Monday – almost all of it directed at a fit-again Tiger Woods.There might not be quite so many happy faces around the place come Sunday if, as some are predicting, the 14-time major winner can cap a fairytale comeback by adding a fifth Green Jacket to his collection.Back playing at the U.S. Masters for the first time in three years, Monday had a bit of a homecoming feel to it as a relaxed Woods hit the driving range and the putting green to the delight of a massive gallery.Dogged by injury and scandal, it has been 13 years since Woods last triumphed at Augusta and it appeared as if many of those teeing it up at the year’s first major had forgotten what a ruthless competitor he was back then.In 1997, he rampaged to a 12-shot victory to claim his first Masters title and then took virtual ownership of the Green Jacket with three wins from 2001 to 2005.“It’s fun to see him back healthy enjoying playing the game of golf,” said American Rickie Fowler.“Obviously he knows how to win, he’s not scared when he’s in the situation of in contention on the weekends.“It’s great for the game to have him back. I think you can see the Tiger effect in plenty of the tournaments that he’s been at, from ticket sales to the amount of people viewing on TV.“We’ll see it this week. I would love to see him play well, just hopefully I can play a little bit better.”Despite being without a PGA Tour title since 2013 and with his last major victory now a decade gone, Woods presence at Augusta National is still one that should make his fellow competitors nervous.Woods has posted 11 top five finishes, including four wins, on a course that was once tweaked to “Tiger Proof” the layout. Staring down Woods on a final day was a golfing nightmare and, while his invincible aura may have faded, the thought of a Tiger back-nine charge on Sunday is as much an unpleasant one for his rivals as it is a potential thrill for fans.“I think when it comes to Tiger … everyone wants to see him win and play the way he did before,” said Australia’s former world number one Jason Day.“Everyone’s kind of chomping at the bit for him to kind of get here and see how he’s moving and everything. Tiger’s Tiger, but I think the biggest thing for me is I can’t beat myself.“I think on my good day I’ve got a good chance of beating him. I honestly believe that. You got to have that self belief.“You can’t come into an event thinking that, well, Tiger’s going to win, I’m going to play for second place.”last_img read more

Filoil: San Beda charges to 1st win with Lyceum rout

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda started its campaign in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with a rousing 96-79 victory over Lyceum Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Robert Bolick anchored the Red Lions assault with 16 points, nine assists, and four rebounds, while AC Soberano went on a perfect 3-of-3 sniping from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers and four boards.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in No Federer, Serena, Sharapova, no problem for Roland Garros CJ Perez topscored Lyceum with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Jayvee Marcelino got 14 markers.The Pirates stumbled to their second straight defeat to drop to a 4-2 slate.The Scores:SAN BEDA 96 – Bolick 16, Soberano 13, Mocon 12, Noah 12, Carino 7, Doliguez 7, Tongco 6, Presbitero 5, Bahio 4, Oftana 3, Giussani 3, Potts 2, Adamos 2, Abuda 0, Cabanag 0, Bonsubre 0.LYCEUM 79 – Perez 15, Jv. Marcelino 14, Santos 12, Nzeusseu 9, Caduyac 5, Ayaay 5, Ibanez 5, Liwag 4, Serrano 4, Marata 3, Tansingco 2, Pretta 1, Jc. Marcelino 0, Cinco 0, Pallares 0, Valencia 0.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Quarters: 21-26, 55-50, 79-64, 96-79. Javee Mocon added 12 points, 11 rebounds, and four dimes, while Arnaud Noah got 12 markers in the win.“The players are very excited because this was our first game. We started bad, we had some turnovers early, we missed easy shots but in the second quarter, I told them that they just had to relax,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundSan Beda bucked its first half struggles and broke away in the third quarter, using a 24-point explosion to grab a 79-64 lead before extending the advantage to 20, 90-70, late in the fourth period.“I’m always talking to the boys and I was telling them that if we want to beat LPU, we had to match their intensity and aggressiveness. We discussed everything and we just stuck to the gameplan. Credit to the boys,” said Fernandez. LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

TNT stays perfect, scrapes past Columbian

first_imgPBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — TNT slipped past a pesky Columbian side, 125-120, to stretch their unbeaten run to four games in the Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Ynares Center here.KaTropa drew solid contributions from its primary cast, three of them scoring 25 or more, to move ahead of the pack early in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Don Trollano tossed in 19 points off the bench to foil the Dyip’s spirited tries at an upset.Import Khapri Alston had 38 for Columbian while Rashawn McCarthy and CJ Perez added 26 and 23 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4TNT looks to extend its streak when it goes up against limping NorthPort on Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Columbian, which dropped to 2-2, hopes to regain its bearings against a rejuvenated Blackwater on Friday at MOA Arena. LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown ‘People evacuated on their own’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna UST coach Ayo wants point guard Nonoy to facilitate more than score MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View commentslast_img read more

‘That’s crazy’: Klopp’s Liverpool surges ahead in title bid

first_imgLiverpool’s Sadio Mane, right, heads the ball to score his side’s third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)LIVERPOOL, England — Even Jürgen Klopp cannot quite believe Liverpool’s lead over Manchester City this early in the season.“That’s crazy, nine points,” the Liverpool manager said. “You cannot imagine that something like this can happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Cassius Winston plays after brother’s death, Spartans win easily 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw LIVERPOOL’S FAST STARTLiverpool netted twice in the opening 13 minutes.City had just been denied a penalty — when Trent Alexander-Arnold handled — when Liverpool launched a counterattack led by Mane.A cross into the penalty area was half-cleared to Fabinho who struck from distance past Claudio Bravo, who was filling in for the injured Ederson.City’s makeshift defense was breached again in the 13th minute, again from a rapid move down the left. When Andrew Robertson sent a cross into the penalty area, Salah got ahead of Fernandinho to head past Bravo.Any prospect of a comeback appeared to be extinguished six minutes into the second half when City was picked apart from another cross.Mane got on the end of Jordan Henderson’s delivery from the right, heading in at the back post.City’s only goal came in the 78th from Bernardo Silva’s low strike, but Guardiola wasn’t blaming his players.“Today we showed in the most difficult stadium right now in the world the reason why we are the champions,” Guardiola said. “One of the most proudest performances I’ve ever lived as a manager in my career in this stadium.”UNITED ENJOYS WIN “But it’s not important because who wants to be first in early November?” Klopp said. “You want to be first in May.”For the past two seasons that final position has been held by City. Now the two-time defending champions head into the international break down in fourth place.The side immediately above them is not so unexpected, even if Chelsea’s ability to reinforce the squad was hampered by a transfer ban. But it’s the presence of Leicester in second place, reviving memories of its incredible 5,000-1 shot title win in 2016, that is shaking up the league.It leaves the record 20-time champions far from sight of the Champions League places, even after Manchester United beat Brighton 3-1 on Sunday.United is nine points adrift of neighbor City in seventh place. Wolverhampton is only behind United on goal difference after beating Aston Villa 2-1 in a central England derby on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s very real after Liverpool beat City 3-1 on Sunday thanks to goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at Anfield.“Other people 100% said already that from now on Liverpool can only lose it,” Klopp said. “Well that’s a very negative approach, but you can see it like this. We don’t care.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Only 12 games have been played, with another 26 to go in the pursuit of a first title since 1990 for the 18-time English champions.Klopp is not getting carried away despite Liverpool’s top spot. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READ Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manchester United claimed only a second win in seven league games.Andreas Pereira put United ahead against Brighton in the 17th minute before Davy Propper scored an own-goal inside two minutes for 2-0. Rashford netted in the 66th just after Lewis Dunk had reduced the deficit as United rose to seventh in the standings.Marcus Rashford struck off the underside of the crossbar in the 66th to complete the 3-1 win.“It’s our best performance of the season,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “Exhilarating, entertaining and great to see the boys enjoy themselves.”LATE WINNERRuben Neves scored his first goal since August just before halftime for Wolves and Raul Jimenez rolled in his fifth of the campaign in the 84th minute.Trezeguet claimed Villa’s stoppage-time consolation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ View commentslast_img read more

Local Barclays Golf Circuit continental bound

first_img“Our intention this time around was really to take it international. We have already started thinking on this idea that came about in Kenya and take it across Africa.“We are working on connecting the golfing fraternity across the continent,” Mustafa said during the launch of the series that tees-off this weekend at the Limuru Golf Club.Just like last year’s inaugural campaign, the circuit will visit 14 golf courses strewn around the country and will culminate with the February 22, 2014, grand finale at Nairobi’s Karen Golf Club where the top 20 finalists will gain entry at next year’s Barclays Kenya Open Pro-Am competition.In Limuru, tournament defending champion, Tanvin Khan, will pit his abilities against more than 100 seasoned golfers with organisers of the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) run circuit targeting over 3000 up from the 2400 that took part last year.“Further during the circuit, all players will contribute Sh100 towards junior golf development. It is my hope that through the event, we shall reach many players from all corners of the country,” KGU chairman, Francis Okwara noted.He hailed the circuit’s impact in opening avenues for local golfers to sharpen their skills in addition to their five-year commitment to the European Tour Kenya Open.Besides raising funds for junior golf development, Mustafa added they would encourage participants to contribute towards various corporate social responsibility initiatives ran by the sponsoring firm.Eldoret, Nakuru, Machakos, Nyanza, Thika, Sigona, Nyali, Windsor, Nyeri, Royal Nairobi, Karen Club, Vet Lab and Muthaiga golf clubs will join Limuru in hosting the rounds.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24- Plans are underway to make the local Barclays Golf Circuit a continental affair in future, the event sponsors disclosed on Wednesday during the launch of the second edition.Speaking to reporters, Barclay’s Consumer Banking Director, Zahid Mustafa, revealed time constraints prevent the roll out to cover 14 African countries the financial institution transacts its business this year.last_img read more