Andre Ayew scores winner for Swansea in Championship Playoffs semi after missing penalty

first_imgAndre Ayew scored a fantastic goal to give Swansea the advantage in their Championship playoff semi-final first leg against Brentford on Sunday.The Black Stars captain had earlier missed a penalty for the Swans as the Welsh side looked to take an important lead into the second leg.With the game seemingly heading to a stalemate Ayew pounced on some great build-up play from Gallagher and Fulton to fire home a magnificent winner.It sparked wild celebrations from the home players and fans who had scraped into the playoffs on goal difference.Swansea were the better side in a very competitive encounter and got a chance to take the lead in the 64th minute when Jansson brought down Rhian Brewster in the box.⏰ 81′ | 🦢 0-0 🐝GET IN [email protected] fires us in front with a terrific volley following some great link-up play between Gallagher and Fulton!💻 Match Centre 👉 https://t.co/eDz8t4G9Pf #KeepTheFaith | @SkyBetChamp pic.twitter.com/SXc0Ht4RWa— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 26, 2020Ayew’s penalty was however saved by Brentford keeper, Raya who dived the right way.Swansea were given a huge boost when Brentford were reduced to 10 men after Henry was sent off for a dangerous tackle.The Swans piled on the pressure as they went close through Guehi and Gallagher before Ayew’s half-volley in the 81st minute.last_img read more

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Powerful GC Foster College in control at Intercol Champs

first_imgG.C. Foster College has made a strong statement following competition on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium with their male and female teams taking the early lead.The male team sits on 93 points, ahead of the University of West Indies (UWI) on 61; University of Technology (UTech) 49 and Mico on 23. On the female side, G.C. Foster are on 83 points, ahead of Utech (63); UWI (61) and Mico (16).G.C. Foster College athletes dominated the 100m finals as Jura Levy and Oshane Bailey were victorious. Levy won the women’s event in 11.38 seconds, ahead of teammate Gayon Evans in 11.42, with Christania Williams of UTech getting third in 11.47.Bailey won the men’s event in 10.15 as Kevean Smith of UTech was second in 10.21, with third going to Colin King of G.C. Foster College in 10.36.TITLE KEPTDefending champion Janieve Russell (UTech) retained her title in the women’s 400m hurdles winning in 56.76. Rushelle Clayton (UWI) was second in 57.81, with Rhonda Whyte (G.C. Foster) coming third in 58.36 seconds.Making his season debut for UWI, World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde captured the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.57. Second went to Marsel Miller (G.C. Foster) in 52.13 seconds with Damar Murray (G.C. Foster) finishing third in 52.60.Mico’s Samantha James captured the women’s 800m in 2:11.30 as Danielle James (G.C. Foster) was second in 2:15.84 with third going to Roshea Burrell (G.C. Foster) in 2:18.90.Knox College’s Chadoye Dawson 1:52.67, got the better of G.C. Foster’s Kegan Campbell (1:52.72) in a close finish in the men’s 800m finals. Third went to Rory Rhoden (G.C. Foster) in 1:53.96.In the field events, Fredrick Dacres (UWI) led in the men’s shot put with a heave of 17.98m. Demar Gayle (G.C. Foster) finished second with 17.61m, with third going to Alec Vern Longmore (Utech) with 18.08m.The meet, which ends today, will begin at 1 p.m. with preliminary-round action in the women’s 200m. Some 22 finals will be contested.last_img read more

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Spurs hold off Nuggets’ late rally

first_imgMurray missed a 3-pointer with 16.2 seconds and a runner 5 seconds later but the Nuggets maintained possession as Spurs forward Rudy Gay tipped the ball out of bounds both times. Aldridge then slapped Nikola Jokic’s pass down and Gay was fouled after capturing the loose ball.Gay missed the ensuing free throws with 4 seconds remaining. After San Antonio committed a foul on the initial inbounds, Denver guard Gary Harris missed a turnaround 3-pointer over Patty Mills from the left corner off a broken play as time expired.“You’ve got to give them their respect, they hit some really tough shots,” Gay said. “Jokic found his shooters and they hit some really tough shots (and) most were contested.”The Nuggets suffered their 13th straight loss in San Antonio.Murray finished with 25 points and Jokic had with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Denver in its third straight loss. Harris had eight points on 3-for-9 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Antonio won its third straight, limiting the opposition to 99 points in those games after losing seven of eight on their annual Rodeo Road Trip.“It almost seems like we’ve just been able to flip a switch, which isn’t the easiest thing to do,” Spurs guard Patty Mills said, “but we have in the last three games. It’s been our defense that has won it for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDenver rallied from 21 points down and held San Antonio scoreless over the final 2 1/2 minutes, getting the final nine points to pull within one, but missed three shots and had a turnover in the final 16.2 seconds.“We hit back, but it was a little too much to overcome,” Nuggets guard Jamal Murray said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge, right, drives to the basket past Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — After struggling on a recent road trip, the San Antonio Spurs’ improved defensive effort has helped them get some wins.DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 as the Spurs withstood Denver’s closing rally to hold on for a 104-103 victory over the Nuggets on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH00:50Trending Articles01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Julius Randle and Jrue Holiday rally Pelicans over Jazz Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Denver fell two games behind Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference.“This is good for us,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “As much as we hate to go through it, losing three in a row, this kind of failure, if we’re willing to learn from it, can be a positive. Let’s see what kind of fight we have, let’s see what kind of resolve we have.”San Antonio began the night in eighth place in the West — one-half game behind the Los Angeles Clippers, who were playing the Lakers.Coming off a win over Oklahoma City on Saturday, the Spurs have beaten two of the top three teams in the West in consecutive games.This matchup was a possible playoff preview, but San Antonio is still fighting to make the postseason.“We’ve got to have it to get to the playoffs,” said Spurs point guard Derrick White, who had 11 points and a career-high nine assists. “That was more important than future matchups.”Denver trailed by double digits throughout the second quarter but cut the advantage to three points midway through the third. The Nuggets limited the Spurs to 4-for-10 shooting in the opening 6 minutes of the second half to start rallying.The built a 36-17 lead to match their largest advantage after the opening quarter.“We lost the game in that quarter in my opinion,” Malone said.PATIENCE MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Harris played in his sixth game and made just his second start since missing four games with a groin injury.He finished 3 for 9 from the field while scoring eight points in 27 minutes.Denver is hoping Harris can regain the consistency that helped him score 13.9 points per game prior to the injury.“I think for me, I have to constantly remind myself that Gary Harris is still trying to find a rhythm in that starting lineup and a rhythm overall,” Malone said. “We’ve got to find ways to help him get going.”“TIP-INSNuggets: Denver’s last win in San Antonio was March 4, 2012. The Nuggets are 19-75 on the road against the Spurs. … Denver scored 17 points in the first quarter, which is 12.5 points below their season average for the opening period. … Trey Lyles missed his sixth straight game with a strained left hamstring.Spurs: San Antonio extended its streak of 25-plus wins at home to 20 seasons with Monday’s victory. . Aldridge has 117 career 3-pointers, hitting his sixth of the season in this game. He averaged 25 3s the past two seasons. … DeRozan picked up his eighth technical foul, matching last season’s total, after arguing and flailing his hands at official Scott Wall over a non-call in the first half. … The Spurs’ 19-point lead after the first quarter matched their largest lead after the opening period this season, which they set against Toronto on Jan. 3.UP NEXTNuggets: At Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Spurs: At Atlanta on Wednesday night. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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South Africa takes part in International Day of Yoga

first_imgTo mark International Day of Yoga, South Africans in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg gathered to stretch their muscles in yoga poses.The United Nations proclaimed today, 21 June, as International Day of Yoga. The draft resolution was proposed by India last year and endorsed by a record 175 member states.Yoga brings thought & action together in harmony. Tuesday is #YogaDay: https://t.co/UPUoR4OTDx #Yoga4SDGs pic.twitter.com/TrzsjIMA4g— United Nations (@UN) June 21, 2016“Yoga balances body and soul, physical health and mental well-being,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “It promotes harmony among people, and between ourselves and the natural world. Recognising its universal appeal, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.”What South Africa didSouth Africa’s main event, co-ordinated by the Indian High Commission and its consulates, together with community organisations, was held on 19 June at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg.Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam said while yoga was born in India, it was practised all over the world and that it belonged to everybody.See the event at Zoo Lake:“We are very blessed that in South Africa, there is already a very big culture of yoga with almost every major school from India being represented,” Ghanashyam told the news site, India Today. “They have been our very valuable partners in providing the guidance and support for these events.”Message from India“When I outlined a vision for an International Day of Yoga in September 2014 at the UN General Assembly, even I did not anticipate the enormous enthusiasm for the occasion from all corners of the world,” said Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.“Your support and participation last year, and once again now redeems our commitment to nurture and promote this ancient discipline, and reaffirms yoga as an exemplary manifestation of vasudhaiva kutumbakam – the world as one family.”Modi recalled the inaugural day last year and described it as momentous and iconic. “All the way from the Pacific Islands to Port of Spain, from Vladivostok to Vancouver and from Copenhagen to Cape Town, thousands gathered to unite the bodies and minds through the practice of yoga.”Holistic health benefitsOriginating in India, the word “yoga” is derived from Sanskrit and means to join or unite; it is symbolic of the union of the physical body and consciousness.Yoga embodied unity of thought and action, Modi said at the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly. “Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”“Yoga means ‘to unite’. What better place to practice than at the United Nations!” – @UNOG_DG at #IDY2016 event. pic.twitter.com/QbXgQPA8c0— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) June 19, 2016Watch:Noting its global benefits as a sport, Ban said yoga could contribute to development and peace. “Practising yoga can also help to raise awareness of our role as consumers of the planet’s resources and as individuals with a duty to respect and live in peace with our neighbours,” he said.“All these elements are essential to building a sustainable future of dignity and opportunity for all.”Ban urged people across the world to embrace healthier lives and commit to unity regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.“Let us celebrate this day – and every day – as members of one human family sharing onecommon, precious home.”South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

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Half of All Americans Worry About Climate Change

first_imgMisunderstanding the views of scientistsWriting at The Huffington Post, Tom Zeller Jr. said “a far more troubling metric” was that only about 42 of those polled believe that climate scientists are in agreement on the problem.“A full 33% of respondents are convinced that there remains ‘widespread disagreement’ among scientists on the issue,” Zeller wrote. “This is a problem — both because it is so at odds with reality, and because it likely helps prevent more Americans from recognizing and accepting some pretty straightforward scientific realities.”Zeller said researchers reviewed abstracts of thousands of scientific articles published in the two decades between 1991 and 2011 and found that less than 3% rejected the idea of climate change caused by humans or were undecided about the connection.Results of this study were published in May in the journal Environmental Research Letters.“Scientists are no more divided on the basic mechanics of the greenhouse effect than they are on questions of evolution (sorry folks) or other elementary concepts,” Zeller said. A chilly winter and spring have apparently affected the way some Americans think about global climate change, according to a study by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.In a paper called “Climate Change in the American Mind”, researchers report that 63% of all Americans are convinced that global climate change is taking place. But that number is 7 percentage points lower than it was just last fall, probably due to a cold winter and an unusually cold March.Other findings:About half of all Americans (51%) say they are “somewhat” or “very worried” about global warming, a 7 percentage-point decline since last fall.Just 16% of those polled do not think the planet is warming up, and 20% say they don’t know.Slightly less than half of those polled (49%) think global warming, assuming it is taking place, is caused mainly by human activities, a decline of 5 percentage points since last fall.The number of people who think global warming is due “mostly to natural changes in the environment” has increased by 3 percentage points since last fall to 33%.last_img read more

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Islands: Beautiful Short Film Shot on DSLR & Edited in FCPX

first_imgIslands is a short film that proves you can do a lot with a little.  Using a prosumer DSLR and Final Cut Pro X, art director Diego Contreas documented a recent trip with staggering beauty.Video and filmmakers that think they need the most expensive equipment to get the ‘best shots’ haven’t seen this video.  Islands goes to show that the most important factor in creating a successful project is a creative approach and discerning eye.Shot on a recent honeymoon to the US Virgin Islands, this travelogue showcases the beauty of the locale and the intimate experiences of the shooter, Diego Contreas.  Diego shot the video on his Canon 7D DSLR using Sigma 30mm F1.4 and Tokina 11-16 F2.8 lenses (each lens costs around $500).   The video was shot at 60FPS and then brought down to 24FPS in post for the dreamy film look.One thing that really stands out in the piece is the beautiful color of the shots.  Diego edited and color graded the project in Final Cut Pro X, adjusting the shadows and highlights on the color board and adding FCPX’s film grain effect (at 40%).  Proof again that inexpensive tools can achieve impressive results (FCPX retails for $299).Beautiful moments…simple, yet elegant.  Indeed, a lot can be done with a little.Best viewed full screen:last_img read more

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Fowler has share of lead at OHL Classic

first_imgRead Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Beterbiev knocks out Koelling in 12th for IBF titlecenter_img Kizzire finished the second round with a 70.The third round will resume early Sunday morning. It is also contingent on the weather, as forecasters are predicting thunderstorms and heavy downpours for the next two days.A total of 79 players made the cut at one-under 141 — but it is not a 54-hole cut, since groups will remain the same over the next two rounds.ADVERTISEMENT PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 11: Rickie Fowler the United States waves to Zach Johnson of the United States, Jonathan Byrd of the United States and Cameron Tringale of the United States as they look on from a balcony during the continuation of the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on November 11, 2017 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPRickie Fowler, who is playing for the first time since helping the Americans retain the Presidents Cup trophy, has a share of the lead at PGA Tour’s rain-hit OHL Classic at 10-under 132. World number 10 Fowler is tied with Patrick Rodgers and Patton Kizzire, who hasn’t hit a ball since Friday because of thunderstorms which have caused delays over the past two days.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fowler finished three holes early Saturday morning and was then forced to wait out a five-hour rain delay, only to see play at the Playa del Carmen course halted by darkness.After waiting out the weather, Fowler said all he could do was hope for the best on Sunday — which will be a 36-hole finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We deal with weather every once in a while on the PGA Tour, around the world, really,” Fowler said. “You kind of just learn to play when you get to play, relax when you get to relax. Rest when you can, tee it up when you can.”Fowler saved par on the 18th hole to record a four-under 67, while Rodgers settled for a 65 after firing his first bogey of the tournament on No. 17.last_img read more

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Asiad: India win silver in 10m air rifle event

first_imgIndia on Saturday opened their tally account by winning the silver first medal in the Asian Games in 10m air rifle team event on the opening day of the shooting competition in Guangzhou. The team inculding Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput bagged silver as India finished second to China in the event.This was after India finished seventh in the women’s team event of the 10 metre air rifle event while the men’s team finished fifth in the 50 metre pistol.  Narang, Bindra and Rajput combined for a score of 1783, a point adrift of gold medal winning Chinese team comprising Jikang Yu, Qinan Zhu and Yifei Cao.Korea settled for the bronze in this event.While Narang shot a score 597, Bindra and Rajput managed identical tallies of 593.However, disappointment was in store for India in other events as the women’s 10m air rifle team finished seventh and men’s 50m pistol team could manage only a fifth place finish.In the individual events, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Omkar Singh was the only among three Indians men’s shooters to qualify for the final of 50m pistol event but eventually finished seventh.In the women’s individual events, Suma Shirur, Tejaswini Sawant and Kavita Yadav could not even qualify for the finals.The same trio finished seventh in the women’s 10m air rifle team event after totalling 1176 points.The gold in this event went to hosts China while the silver was claimed by Iran. Uzbekistan settled for bronze at the Aoti shooting range.The Chinese trio of Yi Siling, Wu Liuxi and Yu Dan totalled 1,194 points. The Iranian team managed a total of 1192, while Uzbekistan finished a distant third with 1182 points.advertisementIn the 50m pistol team event Omkar Singh, Amanpreet Singh and Deepak Sharma finished fifth with a total of 1646 points.South Korea bagged the gold medal in this event ahead of China, while Japan took the bronze.The Korean team of Jin Jong-Oh, Lee Sang-Do and Lee Dae-Myung pulled off an overall tally of 1,679 points to beat the home trio of Pang Wei, Pu Qifeng and Wu Jing, who managed 1,671 points.Japan finished with 1,667 points.In the 10m air rifle women’s individual event, veteran markswoman Suma shot a point better than her performance in last month’s Delhi Commonwealth Games but still failed to qualify for the finals.World record holder Suma shot 596 that included 33 perfect tens, with sequences of 98, 99, 100 and 99 and was edged out of the qualification ranks. She had shot 595 while winning the Team bronze with Kavita in the CWG.Kavita, who finished 28th with 390 (96 98 98 98) had 27 perfect tens while Tejaswini, who is the world champion in 50m prone, also tallied the same with 24 Perfect tens to finish a distant 33rd from 54 shooters.She started brilliantly with a 99 but then fell off to bring off scores of 98 98 and 95.Kavita told PTI that this was only her third event after she made her debut in the World Championships.”This is only my third event after the world championship. I am improving,” said the Bangalore-based Kavita who took to the sport four years ago.Asked about Tejeswini’s poor show in an event that’s not per favourite one, Kavita Said “it happens, it’s just a game”.Omkar Singh, who won the 50m pistol individual gold in CWG, entered the final by finishing fifth in the qualifiers with 557 points. He later ended seventh in the final with a score of 648.2.With PTI inputslast_img read more

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