The veteran German tennis participant Philipp Kohlschreiber believes that the disaster attributable to the coronavirus can have a robust affect on the world of sports activities and confirmed his want that this sports activities break does not trigger him to have to speed up his retirementto. “This disaster will change the entire sport,” Kohlschreiber, 36, informed the German newspaper ‘Augsburger Allgemeine’. “Our occupation as tennis gamers is hit arduous by this disaster as a result of we journey loads to different international locations,” he added.Since final week, The German can prepare once more due to an distinctive allow for professionals. Nevertheless, he mentioned that he’s nonetheless doing virtually nothing. “I stroll a bit with the canine. When issues turn into extra concrete, that’s to say, if it may be continued in three and a half months, I’ll communicate with my coach and bodily coach in regards to the coaching plans“famous Kohlschreiber, who normally travels greater than 200 days a 12 months. “After all there are limitations, and the consequences of the virus are actually great, however personally I get pleasure from having the ability to share the day to day with my spouse, one thing that I did not have till now,” mentioned the tennis participant from Augsburg, who’s making an attempt “be taught once more what it’s like to be at dwelling “ inside the framework of this pressured pause. Kohlschreiber hopes that the coronavirus pandemic does not imply the end of his career. “After all I don’t want to end my career like this, within the midst of this disaster. I want to return to the tennis court docket, “mentioned the present 74 on the planet.
KINGSTON:Edwin Allen High School’s girls and St Jago High School’s boys were the big winners, taking the champion school titles at the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship, which came to an end at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport on Saturday.Edwin Allen retained the girls title they won in 2015, finishing with 215 points, well ahead of Holmwood Technical on 153, while St Jago’s boys tallied 234 points to finish ahead of Calabar, with 164.Michael Dyke, head coach of Edwin Allen’s girls team, credited retaining the title with proper planning.”Based on our experience with the Grand Prix after winning last year, we were able to properly distribute our athletes across the events and the meets. I must also say that I’m very happy we won as this victory will help us to continue to enhance the track and field programme at Edwin Allen.”Gary Walsh, coach of the St Jago boys’ team, is happy with the boost that the school’s track and field team will get courtesy of their outstanding performance.”Winning the Digicel Grand Prix is a big boost to our confidence, especially for the athletes who will be performing at the Championships in another two weeks. But more important, the money that we’ve won is going to go a far way in helping us to prepare ourselves, get additional equipment for our gym, and so on,” said Walsh.”The St Jago team really came out and performed at the highest levels and they certainly deserve this win. I’m very proud of them,” he added.Five records were established at the Grand Prix final, which was staged during the G.C. Foster Classics.Sanique Walker of Vere Technical clocked 55.17 seconds to win the girls Under-17 400m, lowering the previous best of 55.77.Edwin Allen’s Shannon Kalawan set a new meet record, 53.19 seconds, in the Under-20 girls 400m, lowering the previous record held by Sashene Gayle.Excelsior High’s Shanice Love continued her march through the girls Under-20 discus, throwing 50.39m to win the event and improving the old mark, 45.16m, thrown by Shadae Lawrence of Hydel High last year.Fiona Richards, who was second, also improved on the record, with a distance of 45.36m.Kimone Reid of Edwin Allen High threw a new record, 38.08 metres to win the girls Under-17 discus, bettering the previous distance of 34.59m set by Vere’s Avery Pryce last year.NEW RECORDShevan Parks of Bellefield High clocked a record in the boys’ Under-20 800m, coming in at 1:52.73, lowering the previous mark of 1:55.89 held by Kingston College’s Chad Miller.Basilia Haughton of Rusea’s jumped a junior record 5.03m to finish fifth in the girls Under-20 long jump, which was won by Telecia Briscoe of Edwin Allen, with a leap of 5.72m.Damar Marshall of St Jago also cleared a junior record 1.85m to finish second in the boys’ Under-17 high jump, as the winner, Andrew Betton of Calabar High, registered a similar height.Meanwhile, Xavior Angus of Calabar High and Patrice Moody of Edwin Allen claimed the blue riband Under-20 boys and girls’ 100m titles, respectively.Angus was in superb form, outclassing his teammate Fabian Hewitt to win in 10.79 seconds. Hewitt ran 11 seconds flat.Moody was smooth as she claimed the girls’ equivalent in 12.17 seconds ahead of Camperdown High’s Rushelle Burton in 12.38.Kimone Shaw of St Jago continued her sprint dominance, taking the Under-17 girls 100m in a time of 12.33 seconds ahead of Sashieka Steele of Holmwood Technical in 12.55.The Under-17 boys 100m was won by Calabar’s Tyreke Wilson in 11.34, with Malik Shepherd of Wolmer’s Boys’ second in 11.71 seconds.Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) showed his class over the short sprints. Having claimed the Under-20 boys’ 100m title in 2015, he went on to win the boys’ Under-20 200m this year in a time of 21.37 ahead of his teammate Hujaye Cornwall, 21.75.Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen was a winner in the Under-17 girls 200m, posting 24.63 seconds ahead of Dazsay Freeman of Manchester in 24.88.Anthony Cox of St Jago won the boys’ equivalent in 23.00 ahead of Excelsior’s Craig Campbell in 23.01 seconds.Ashley Williams of Holmwood Technical secured the Under-20 girls 200m ahead of Kimone Hinds of Green Island in times of 24.43 and 24.54.Calabar High School’s 16-year-old sensation Christopher Taylor was at his sparkling best, clocking an astounding 45.87 seconds to blow away the field in the Under-17 boys 400m. Javed Black of St Jago was well behind in 49.08 seconds.Collin Sewell of St Jago won the Under-20 boys’ 400m in 47.88, followed by Leonardo Ledgister of STETHS in 48.05 seconds.Junelle Bromfield of STETHS could not be stopped in the Under-20 girls 800m, comfortable enough to look behind at the rest of the field as she blew through the line in 2:09.95 ahead of Holmwood Technical’s Chrissani May in 2:14.25.BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ 800MCamone Donald of Edwin Allen clocked 2:10.63 to win the Under-17 girls 800m, ahead of Britney Campbell of Holmwood in a time of 2:15.60, while Keenan Lawrence of St Jago won the boys’ equivalent in 1:56.66, with Rhodes Hall High’s Rovane Williams almost a full second behind in 1:57.65.Annia Ashley of Edwin Allen won the Under-17 girls long jump with 5.95m, finishing ahead of Holmwood’s Susan Francis, 5.70m.In the final events of the night, STETHS, with Bromfield on anchor, came from behind to win the girls 4x400m in 3:39.26 ahead of St Jago, 3:40.70.In the boys’ event, St Jago won an exciting race, as St George’s College (STGC) led for the first three legs before St Jago stormed through on the final leg to win in 3:13.72. Holmwood Technical ended second in 3:14.59, with STGC fifth in 3:17.52.
Veterans who served in the Joint Services were on Friday honoured at the annual Veteran’s Luncheon held at Roraima Duke Lodge, Kingston. The initiative which aims to pay respect to those who served Guyana and spread Christmas cheer was held for the eighth time.During the event, the over 50 veterans sang songs, performed poems and shared stories with each other while enjoying the atmosphere.Eighty-seven-year-old Kingly Nelson speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI) said this is his second year at the event. Nelson, who served in both the Guyana Defence Force and the Guyana Police Force said it is commendable that those who served their country are recognised and celebrated.Veterans at the luncheon hosted in their honour3“I served in the World War II era even though I did not go overseas, I gave my whole heart to the public service and I stand here now reaping the rewards. God has been good to me that I have lived this long and enjoy those rewards. So, on behalf of the Guyana Legion, I want to wish everybody a happy Christmas,” Nelson shared.Veterans Welfare Officer and retired Staff Sergeant Beverly Somerset said this is one of the most exciting times of the year for the veterans since they look forward to the event. “Before the date is presented by Roraima, the veterans call sometimes two or three weeks before to find out when it will be held. Many of them are very excited to attend because they do not get out often due to their physical condition. So, especially at this time of the year, they are eager to come out and enjoy themselves,” Somerset stated.Captain Gerald Gouveia Jnr, who hosted the event, said the Roraima Group of Companies is honoured to share this festive season and give back to those who dedicated their lives and made a noble sacrifice for their country.The Veteran’s Luncheon has become an integral part of Christmas tradition at Roraima Airways. The veteran’s associations which participated in the Roraima Veterans Luncheon were the Guyana Veterans Legion and the Millicent Greaves Citizens Home.
Another search warrant was executed in late February and three other suspects were arrested.This time police seized 4.6 kg of marijuana, 1.7 kg of crystal meth, 709 g of crystal MDA, 324 g of crack cocaine, 2.5 kg of powder cocaine, 2.1 kg of fentanyl powder, 12.8 kg of fentanyl pills, 56 kg of cocaine cutting agent, three semi-automatic rifles, one prohibited magazine, two 9 mm sub-machine guns equipped with sound suppressors and with magazines, one 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with two magazines and ammunition, one .357 cal revolver, .62 mm semi-automatic handgun, and 6 boxes of various calibres of ammunition.Sgt. Houghton says more arrests are likely going to be made in the coming months.“The terminus of these drug operations, or where these drug cells get to, we believe is Dawson Creek and Fort St. John,” Sgt. Houghton goes on to say. “And we’ve been working very closely with the RCMP in those two communities.”Advertisement “Some of the vehicles associated to this group have been found in several northern communities and central communities – especially at the time of some known violence that’s occurred in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John recently,” says CFSEU-BC media relations officer Sgt. Lindsey Houghton.“Many of the players down here are seen quite frequently up there.”Sgt. Houghton says the result of this investigation led to the execution of several search warrants, the arrest of several people and the seizure of millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs.- Advertisement -The investigation into a group of people based in Chilliwack began in late August 2014, and a search warrant executed in November resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old and a 32-year-old.The search turned up 10 kg of cocaine, 28 kg of a cocaine cutting agent, a large cocaine press and a large amount of drug-related packaging material.Sgt. Houghton says the investigation continued to progress November 2014 – February 2015.Advertisement The total street value of all these drugs combined is estimated to be a little over $5.5 million.
0Shares0000PSG’s Brazilian star Neymar arrives to participate in the charity auction of the Neymar Jr. Institute, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 19, 2018 © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASAO PAULO, Brazil, Jul 20 – Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.“I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo. Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer last year after moving to PSG from Barcelona in a record 222 million euro deal, has repeatedly been linked to a move to Real Madrid.The European champions have issued a series of statements in recent weeks denying they have an interest in signing the 26-year-old striker.Speculation of a Neymar move to the Bernabeu has intensified in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shock move to Juventus, a development that has left a vacancy at Madrid for an elite, superstar player.“In the face of the constant reports linking PSG’s Neymar Jr. to our club, Real Madrid C. F. wish to clarify that the club has no intention of making any offer for the player,” a Real Madrid statement said last week.“The two clubs enjoy an excellent relationship and, as such, if Real Madrid were at any stage to consider securing the services of a PSG player, they would approach the club in the first instance.”Although Neymar insisted Thursday he was staying in Paris, reports persisted that a move could be on the cards.British media reports said Thursday PSG were open to the possibility of selling Neymar.Madrid president Florentino Perez meanwhile said the club was determined to reinforce its squad following Ronaldo’s departure.“Real has a great squad that is going to be reinforced with magnificent players,” Perez said earlier this week.“We are aware of the level of demand of the team each season. We are Real Madrid and we always want more. We must reinforce the present and at the same time strengthen the future.”Real however have also been linked to a move for Chelsea’s Belgium World Cup star Eden Hazard, who indicated on Saturday he was keen to leave the London club.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City For more details, read tomorrow’s newspaper. SOUTH WHITTIER – Twelve years ago Bill Clinton was in his first term as president, the Internet was in its infancy, and the Orchard Dale Water District had its last contested election. Fast forward to Nov. 6 and incumbents Joe Kennedy and Clifford Lee, who were elected in 1995 as challengers , now are the incumbents themselves in a contested election. Yvette Stephenson-Rodriguez and Clifford Briggs this time around are trying to unseat the two incumbents on the issues of rates and water quality. But Kennedy and Lee say this is no time for a change. The hottest issue might be over the board’s decision in May to raise the monthly service charge on homeowners with a five-eighths-inch or three-quarter-inch meters from $10 to $15.05. It also raised its commodity charge from $1.50 per cubic foot of water used to $1.70 per cubic foot. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Thousands turned out for the Finn Valley Show yesterday which is enjoying a huge revival.The weather stayed mostly good as a huge variety of events and stalls provided a brilliant day for all who visited the show.Joe Boland from Northwest Newspix mingled with the crowd and in this special picture gallery, he captures the atmosphere on the day. Well done to event organisers for keeping the Finn Valley Show at the forefront of life in Donegal for many years and hopefully many more years to come. GREAT DAY AT THE ANNUAL FINN VALLEY SHOW – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: June 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFinn Valley Showpictures
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals ”Now that I see how easy it is, I’ll do it more often,” Presley said. ”With gas prices today, we have to do all we can.” For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thousands throughout Southern California put down their car keys and strapped on their bike helmets for Bike to Work Day on Thursday. More than 3,000 bicyclists participated countywide, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Sarah Presley, 22, told herself she would ride her bike to work when she started as a police specialist with the Pasadena Police Department in January. But the convenience of hopping into her car and driving the mile-and-a-half was too tempting, until Thursday’s Bike to Work Day activities.
Congratulations to Mr. Mc Gowan’s second class in Woodland National School, and to pupils from Ms Doherty’s class at Little Angels special school in Letterkenny.Both schools came together to perform their fantastic Christmas musical, ‘Hosanna Rock’, to packed audiences at Woodland School this week. Children from both schools thoroughly enjoyed collaborating on the production, and are looking forward to working together again in the future.WOODLANDS NS AND LITTLE ANGELS SPECIAL SCHOOL MAKE CHRISTMAS ROCK – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyLittle Angels Special SchoolWoodlands National School
An early first-half goal from Michael Murphy proved to be the crucial score as Glenswilly ousted Kilcar by the minimum in a thrilling Donegal SFC final. Glenswilly started the brighter and it was their inspirational full-forward Michael Murphy who started dictating the play early on.Murphy scored an early free and a monster 45 which settled Michael Canning’s side into this affair. Then that old combination of Neil Gallagher and Murphy did it again to unlock the Kilcar defence.A long direct ball inside from Gallagher found Murphy who shrugged off two Kilcar defenders to hammer the ball home.It was the perfect start from Glenswilly, but Kilcar juts like they did in the semi-final against Naomh Conaill responded well.Martin McHugh’s side got back to within two thanks to points from Paddy McBrearty and Andrew McClean. However, Glenswilly were always able to keep Kilcar at arms length and added on another few scores to lead by four at the break.The game was played in horrendously difficult conditions with some very heavy downpours throughout the match.Kilcar are a team full of quality and showed plenty of fighting spirit in the second-half, as they tried desperately to claw back the deficit.In truth, Kilcar with rue the amount of wide’s they kicked in the second-half, and those wide’s proved fatal in the end.Glenswilly have a team of seasoned campaigners and they used all their experience to get over the line, Kilcar got it back to a point when Mark Sweeney pointed, but it wasn’t enough. Glenswilly hung on to land their third Donegal SFC title in six years.Commiserations to Kilcar who played their part in a cracking match, but it’s Glenswilly who take the Dr Maguire back to Foxhall again.Final score: Glenswilly 1-10 Kilcar 0-12Murphy goal the difference as Glenswilly win Donegal SFC title was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The community of Cruit Island have vowed not to forget an Italian victim who was unfortunately killed during the Second World War after being the victim of internment. The incredible story of Ernesto Moruzzi, whose remains was washed up on Cloughglass in July, 1940 was retold on Cruit Island’s fantastic Facebook page.The full story is outlined below: The small poppy crosses stand in silence at Reilig Cill Bhride on Cruit Island today in memory of those seamen killed during the Second World War and whose remains found their way onto the shores around Cruit and Cloughlass in the summer of 1940.But what commemoration for the men who never asked or volunteered to be involved in the conflict but suffered the same fate as the soldiers and seamen washed up on the west coast of Ireland in 1940? Men like Ernesto Moruzzi.Moruzzi was a café/shop owner from Italy who had settled and made his home in Neath, Wales. Following Mussolini’s declaration of war on Britain in 1940, the British Government became terrified of the threat of Italian spies infiltrating British society and affecting the war effort. The Government decided to take direct and immediate action and commenced immediate arrest and internment of men from Italian, German or similar ethnic backgrounds who had not taken British citizenship. These arrests and internments were largely unjustified with many innocent men being rounded up purely because of their ethic origin/background. Moruzzi was one of those arrested and interned.While some of those interned were sent to the Isle of Man to work, some of the less unfortunate – such as Moruzzi – were put on board the doomed Arandora Star which was to sail from Liverpool docks to internment camps in Canada. The Arandora Star was built as an ocean liner and was converted into a cruise ship in 1929. But her final journey was certainly no cruise. Designed to carry around 500 passengers and crew, in late June 1940 the boat set sail from Liverpool for Canada’s east-coast with near 1500 people – including 734 interned Italian men, 479 interned German men, 86 German prisoners of war – on-board. Advertisement The Arandora Star looked like a troopship and had no Red Cross markings. It has been suggested that it is because of this absence of markings that at around 6.15am on 2 July 1940, around 100 miles northwest of Bloody Foreland, a torpedo was fired from the infamous Gunther Prien’s U-47. Apparently unaware that he was attacking his fellow countrymen and their Italian allies on board, the torpedo from Prien’s U-47 hit the Arandora Star and within half an hour the ship was making its way to the Atlantic sea-bed. 470 Italians and 243 Germans drowned, as did 37 guards.Ernesto Moruzzi’s body was found on 30 July 1940 at Cloughglass. He was accompanied only by a few personal belongings including a receipt for his yearly subscription to the Neath Constitutional Club, five religious medals and a small crucifix.Today Moruzzi’s grave lies at the back of the graveyard on Cruit Island. He has lain there for 75 years. Unlike the British seamen buried at the entrance to the graveyard, there are no fresh poppies or crosses on Ernesto’s grave today to commemorate his life. Let us not forget such men. Cruit Island community vows not to forget unfortunate victim of Second World War was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the government didn’t commit a “cardinal sin” if it asked for reconsideration of a name suggested by the Supreme Court Collegium and advised political parties that “lost popular franchise” not to push “sponsored litigation” in court.Mr. Prasad’s reference was to the government’s decision to return the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as a Supreme Court judge and the Judge B.H. Loya case.In a reference to the unprecedented episode of four top judges of Supreme Court openly dissenting against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, the Law Minister said the judiciary had “foresight and statesmanship to settle differences within it and the political class to remain immune”.Subordinate judiciary Claiming that the government had done well to fill vacancies in higher judiciary, Mr. Prasad suggested a robust pan-India entrance test to allow talent infusion into subordinate judiciary as nearly 5,000 vacancies exist in subordinate judiciary.Reacting to charges of stalling appointments to the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts, the Law Minister said his office is not a “post office” which would only process recommendations of the Collegium on the appointment of judges.“I wish to make it very clear that the Law Minister or the Law Ministry is not a post office. This fact I would like to very gently highlight. Even in the Collegium system… created by the three judgments of 1993, 1998 and 1999, the right of the government has been acknowledged to seek a reconsideration and also to give inputs,” he said addressing an event. He said it isn’t correct to say that “we are committing a cardinal sin” by seeking a reconsideration.“In 2016, we appointed 126 HC judges, which was the highest number in the last 30 years. Since 1989, on average 79 to 82 judges were appointed (per annum). In 2016 alone, 126 judges to high courts were appointed and in 2017, 117 HC judges were appointed, and till now 30 HC judges have been appointed (this year),” he said.Without naming the Congress, he hit out at the party for using courts to settle political scores.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with CWG medalists in Sonipat.In an embarrassing case of carelessness, two Commonwealth Games participants were handed over empty envelopes by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during a felicitation ceremony on Friday.Organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat, Hooda distributed cheques worth Rs 13.72 crore to various state players who represented the country at the Games.Athlete Jaideep Singh and swimmer Prashant were shocked when they opened their envelopes to find nothing inside. “I stood fourth in discuss throw at CWG. I was deeply hurt after opening the envelope. The government should not treat sports-persons like this,” Jaideep said.While Jaideep received the envelope himself at the event, Prashant’s reward, in his absence, was received by Haryana Paralympic Association general secretary Giriraj Singh.”Though Prashant and Jaideep had not won any medal in Commonwealth games, their names were included at the last minute in the participant category for a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh each,” Giriraj Singh told media-persons.Giriraj said that names of Prashant and Jaideep were missing from the list that was handed over by the Indian Olympic Association to the Haryana government and the matter was brought to the notice of the sports department by the state paralympic association. Though the department included their names at the last moment, they forgot to put the cheques inside. After realising the mistake, deputy director, awards branch of the sports department, Subhash Sharma assured that the cheques will be sent to the players within 10 days.advertisement
Doha: A creditable eight-place finish in the World Athletics Championships under her belt, India’s top javelin thrower Annu Rani has called for giving equal opportunities to women in sport as they can also perform and bring laurels to the country.Annu became the first Indian woman javelin thrower to qualify for the final round of the World Championships but in the end finished eighth here on Tuesday. She broke her own national record in the qualification round on Monday with a throw of 62.43m but failed short of the distance in the final as she could only produce a best of 61.12m from the eight attempts.”I got a lot of support and I want to thank them. I want to say that women should also be given equal opportunities (in sport) and people should believe in them. They can also perform very well and give very good results,” Annu, who belongs to Badal village near Meerut, said after her event.”This is my second World Championships and I am feeling good to reach the final and finish eighth. In the final, I could not do better than my qualification round performance but I am happy with the eight place finish. I will do better in future,” she added.The 27-year-old Annu had failed to qualify for the finals in the last edition in 2017 in London where she had come up with a best throw of 59.93m to finish 20th overall in the qualification round.Annu could have won a medal in the 2018 Asian Games but a disappointing best throw of 53.93m placed her in the sixth position in the final round and she said she needed help through counselling and motivational videos to come out of that difficult period in her career.”I was mentally down after the 2018 Asian Games. It took time to come back after that. I motivated myself and that is how I am here today,” she said.”Yeah, I needed (counselling kind of thing) to motivate myself, I watched motivational videos on youtube. The experience after the 2018 disappointment made me learn a lot of things, how struggles make you strong. Now I am feeling mentally strong.”She said she will need to further improve upon her technique and reign in her tendency to be aggressive during competitions.”I have strength but there are flaws in my technique and I am trying to improve on those. If I do that I will be able to achieve Olympic qualification mark which is 64m and I hope to do that. My ultimate aim is an Olympic medal.”There was improvement in my technique and it was going on very well during training. But during competitions, I become a bit aggressive and that is the problem. I have to curb this,” said Annu, who won a silver in the Asian Championships at this same venue in April.Asked what was his experience of the training stint in Europe before the World Championships, she said, “The training in Europe helped me a lot, especially the stint in Czech Republic where I got a lot of chance to compete with top throwers. The experience helped me. Training under Uwe Hohn also helped in learning a lot.”But I realised that in India, athletes have late starts while those of other countries begin very young. So we have to make improvements in techniques. annu raniDohaIAAF World Athletics ChampionshipsIndia First Published: October 2, 2019, 6:03 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
With all those stunning pictures Rowdy Rathore actress Sonakshi Sinha posts on social media, you can’t help but wonder how she does it, every freakin’ time! We caught up with the vivacious actress, who visited the Capital for the launch of American sportswear brand New Balance; from her guilty pleasure to her style–the actress had answers to all the questions we have always wanted to ask her.Also read: Stunner in Spain: Three looks of Sonakshi Sinha you’ll regret missingBe yourselfWhen it comes to choosing her attire, the prime factor for Sonakshi is comfort. “Comfort is very important for me. I always try to be comfortable because that helps me be myself. Wherever I’m going, whatever I’m doing, comfort is of utmost importance to me,” she said.Rock that bodAlso read: Insta beauty: Two minutes to snag Sonakshi Sinha’s winged eyeliner lookInsecurities about your body are commonplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t let what’s good about yourself shine through. “Anybody, be it curvy or not, every girl has that part of her body she’s not comfortable about; it’s just human nature, rather, girl nature. So, adapt yourself to such a style that camouflages whatever you don’t like about yourself and focus on the things you like about yourself,” Sonakshi added.Curvy girl tipBeing the one curvy girl in Bollywood we can look up to for style cues, the actress said, “In terms of cuts and silhouettes, very structured things work well for me, like pencil skirts, structured shoulders. Being tall, I can carry off palazzos, and they are comfortable as well, so I like such styles.”advertisementAlso read: Beauties at work: Sonakshi, Parineeti and Kangana rock business casualsBeauty role modelLike most girls, Sonakshi’s fashion or beauty role model is her mother. “I think she’s so beautiful and at this age, to look the way she looks; she takes care of herself, her skin, and the way she does her makeup… I can just sit and watch her when she’s getting ready.” Totes adorbs, right? We have proof from Instagram too!Picture courtesy: Instagram/@aslisona Love thy makeup artistCrediting her makeup artist Nilesh Parmar for all the fabulous beauty looks she sports, Sonakshi said, “He’s been there with me since Dabangg and he can do my makeup in the dark. All my beauty looks are thanks to him.”And yes, if you want to know about her guilty pleasure, i.e. that one thing she’ll never say no to or the must-haves in every girl’s wardrobes, you need to watch our rapid fire with her: