NYC marathon winner Shalane Flanagan to try again in Boston

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Last month, Flanagan became the first American woman to win New York since 1977. No U.S. woman has won Boston since 1985. But last April, the Americans had their best finishes since then, grabbing two of the top four women’s spots and six of the top ten for men.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Rockets beat Pelicans for 10th straight win View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 File- This Nov. 5, 2017, file photo shows Shalane Flanagan of the United States posing for pictures after crossing the finish line first in the women’s division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race. The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men’s side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)BOSTON — Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race.The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men’s side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Character win

first_imgAzkals bow out after blowout loss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ateneo held a 23-18 lead after Eya Laure’s error for UST, but what seemed like a comfortable buffer heading into the stretch almost disappeared as quickly.The Tigresses strung up three points off attacks and crept within 22-23 after a Jules Samonte error for the Lady Eagles.Kat Tolentino, however, came up in the clutch and shoved Ateneo to triple match point with a booming kill that bounced off Cherry Rondina’s reception.Milena Alessandrini then sealed the Tigresses’ fate when her down the line kill went out of bounds.Tolentino paced Ateneo’s offense with 22 points, while Maddie Madayag had 15.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “My players had the resiliency to recover from that loss [to La Salle] because they were the ones who wanted to immediately bounce back,” coach Oliver Almadro said in Filipino.The win gave the Lady Eagles a 1-1 card, tied with their victims, and Almadro hopes that an outing as tough as this one would spur his wards to a “bright future.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDespite holding on to the lead for most of the fourth set, the Lady Eagles didn’t have total control over UST with the Tigresses refusing to just roll over and die.“They believed they could win today,” he added. “Hopefully this [win] would be a stepping stone for a bright future.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWilling themselves to get back on track, the Ateneo Lady Eagles on Wednesday withstood a tenacious stand by University of Santo Tomas to pull off a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 triumph in Season 81 of the UAAP Women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.It was a great bounce back by the the Lady Eagles, who came into the contest still licking the wounds of a sorry four-set loss to bitter rival La Salle on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina scored a team-high 20 points for the Tigresses with Laure and Alessandrini chipping in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.Meanwhile, University of the Philippines defeated Far Eastern for the first time in five years after scoring a 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20 decision in the second game.The last time the Lady Maroons won against the Lady Tamaraws was on Feb. 9, 2014, when Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, and Pia Gaiser were still with the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READlast_img read more

Froome’s SA roots recalled by coach

first_img23 July 2013When Chris Froome became the first African-born rider to win the Tour de France on Sunday, it came as no surprise to his first coach, who revealed that the Kenyan- born, South African-educated 28-year-old had paid his dues and more in his formative racing years in South Africa.Robbie Nilsen, a Johannesburg attorney, became Froome’s first coach when his son Rory and Froome raced on the Cycle Lab Supercycling club’s Hi-Q Academy team, the road racing youth development squad of South Africa’s largest cycling club.“Chris raced largely for fun when we first came across him on a rival youth team in 2003. He was studying a B.Com with the aim of becoming a chartered accountant, and enjoyed cycling, but it wasn’t his primary focus at that stage,” Nilsen recalled on Monday.Under-23 team“There were some changes in the youth team structures in Johannesburg at the end of that year and Chris asked if we’d consider creating an under-23 section to include him and some of his teammates at the Hi-Q Academy. We were only an under-16 and junior academy at that stage, but we felt adding some under-23s would be good for the academy as that had been the original plan.”Nilsen and Gavin Cocks, the academy sponsor, whose son Edwin was also in the squad, had decided that the South African road racing landscape was too focused on the short, flat races that are so popular in the country. Nilsen put the academy riders onto periodised training plans that focused on proper endurance and strength training. Part of that strategy had them racing for only six months per year.“This worked well because for part of the year we’d still let the riders do races, but there was no pressure on them to get podiums. This made a big difference because they got to enjoy racing and when the races were longer or harder, they were hungry for success, physically strong and they excelled,” Nilsen explained.‘A super-domestique’“It’s hard to believe now, but Chris initially struggled to finish in the main peloton in the South African races, which are mostly short (around 100km) and flat. Our first goal, when I started coaching him, was to ensure he finished in the main pack. Our next goal, because Chris is so light and not a great sprinter, was to make him a super-domestique.“He was great at this and would go off on long breaks, often solo, forcing the other teams to chase and softening the finale up for the sprinters on our squad.“We focused heavily on deep endurance in training because we knew that Chris’s future was in Europe and not in South Africa. He would train for hours and hours and hours. Always calculated training, though, not just wasted mileage. He’s a smart guy and he always wanted to know exactly how the training I prescribed would benefit him,” added Nilsen.When Froome moved on to race for the South African-based Konica Minolta team in 2007, Nilsen continued to coach him.Team Barloworld“We needed Chris to race overseas, where the races suited him better. At that time, Konica Minolta was the only South African team with an international racing programme. He did really well and from there went on to attract the attention of the Barloworld team, which was South African sponsored, but Italian based.”Froome rode his first Tour de France in 2008 on Team Barloworld. He climbed many of the big mountains with some of the sport’s best ascenders and finished 16th in the 53km individual time trial on the penultimate day.“Chris only found out 10 days before the start that he was included in Barloworld’s Tour de France team. He wasn’t properly prepared for it, but the way he rode confirmed that he was indeed destined for success in this race,” said Nilsen.“I continued to coach him when he raced for Barloworld, but when he was approached by Sky, a team with a huge budget and the best sports science backing you can get, I was happy for Chris to be guided by that kind of expertise.“We are still quite close. Chris does his own contract negotiations and sometimes bounces some things off me when he needs another opinion,” Nilsen revealed.HumilityFroome’s calm temperament and humility off the bike was commented on regularly by the media during the 2013 Tour de France.For Cocks, one of Froome’s earliest sponsors, his temperament has always been an asset and the main reason he’s so well liked.“Chris has always had great manners and so much empathy. When he stayed at our home a few years ago when Team Barloworld did a race in our part of South Africa, he would help my wife wash the dishes and always made his own bed in the morning,” Cocks said on Monday.“Watching his TV interviews during the Tour de France, where you see a quiet confidence and humility, it’s the same Chris Froome as we got to know a decade ago. He is still grounded despite his amazing success,” added Cocks.“Of all the athletes I’ve coached, Chris stands out as the most disciplined and the toughest,” Nilsen reckoned. “He knows how to manage suffering, but I always was impressed with his ability to recover rapidly, an essential quality for stage racing success.Richly deserved“His victory in the Tour de France is richly deserved. But it didn’t come easily. Chris paid his dues but never let anything obscure his progression. He chased his dream, even when it seemed out of reach to others,” Nilsen said.“When Chris joined Sky in 2010, he told me he wanted to be a Grand Tour contender within five years,” said Cocks. “The following year he was second at the Tour of Spain, then second at last year’s Tour de France. And now, he’s a Tour de France winner.“It happened a lot quicker than five years, which isn’t really surprising. And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Facebook Makes Web Browsing More Secure

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit For two years, Facebook has allowed users to implement a more secure connection to the site. But it hasn’t been the default for all users until today, when Facebook announced that it would move all of its 1 billion-plus users to Web browsing using HTTP Secure, or HTTPS. HTTPS is a more secure connection between browsers and the Web servers companies like Facebook run.In a statement made today on its website, Facebook reported that all traffic to, the version of its site used by most desktop PCs, and 80% of traffic going to, its mobile website, will be secure. The social media giant says that it’s not as simple as adding an “s” to the end of “http,” in its Web address. It outlined in-depth steps it had to undertake for the migration, and planned improvements for the fall. Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#HTTP Secure#HTTPS#now#security#social networks#Web browsers center_img readwrite Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

How Healthy Office Snacks Can Help Create A Better Culture

first_imgHow OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at Tags:#snacks China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite If you’ve ever toured the offices of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., you might notice a few commonalities.There’s the ubiquitous ping pong table, productivity-enhancing tunes wafting through the air, and an open, flexible workspace designed to support collaboration across teams.But the biggest commonality of them all? Their cupboards are almost invariably stocked with an array of healthy snacking options.Silicon Valley’s cultural influence is certainly at play here. Cultural trend-setters like Google, Facebook, and the like have helped transform catered meals and healthy snacking options from a “nice-to-have” amenity to a must-have benefit if you want to recruit and retain your industry’s top talent.Of course, not just any snacks will do. The trend is definitely moving towards healthier, supplemented snacking as companies know that the most sought-after employees demand options that satiate hunger but don’t contain high fructose corn syrup, GMOs, or other harmful additives.Here’s why healthy office snacks are a staple at the fastest-growing companies – and why they might be right for your team as well.They Send the Right MessageCulture and perks are definitely not synonymous – you can’t buy a ping pong table and magically transform a toxic culture into a thriving one.But that’s not to say that perks aren’t important. Perks are part of your culture, and the perks you choose send explicit and implicit signals to employees. Healthy office snacks tell your employees that they’re cared for and appreciated, and that their overall welfare is important to you.Plus, upgrading your snacks from low quality vending-machine fare to something a bit healthier can be an easy way to kick off more comprehensive health and wellness program, providing the foundation for larger cultural initiatives.We’re Increasingly A Snacking CultureOur mobile-enabled, always on-the-go lifestyles mean that we prefer sustenance that fits in a purse or messenger bag – or that can be consumed at our desks in between meetings.Data from market research firm The Hartman Group backs this up. They found that a staggering 91% of Americans snack multiple times a day, and that snacking now accounts for 50% of all eating occurrences.Providing snacks is simply offering employees what they want the way they want to consume it – particularly for Millennials.They Carry Serious ROIOnsite gourmet chefs aren’t feasible for most growing companies, but healthy snacks definitely are. If you’re looking for an office perk with an outsized ROI, look no further than healthy office snacks.Providing healthy snacks for your team isn’t just a relatively easy perk to implement. There’s strong evidence to suggest that doing so carries a host of benefits to your business.Online grocer Peapod also found that healthy office snacks boost employee happiness. In their study of more than a thousand office workers, about two thirds (66%) of employees who enjoyed free snacks at work reported being either extremely happy or very happy with their current job. On top of that, most prefer healthy options. 83% of respondents agreed that “having healthy and fresh snack options (e.g., fruit, vegetables, yogurt, low-calorie snacks) provided in the workplace is a huge perk.”Another study by Seamless found that 60% of employees agree that having free food in the office makes them feel “valued and appreciated.”How and where to buy healthy office snacks depends on a few factors, including the size and makeup of your team. Here are the best ways to meet your team’s healthy snacking needs, no matter how big or small your company is.1-10 Employees: Local Health Food StoreFor smaller companies, sometimes the best solution is to just do the shopping yourself. Of course, you need to know what your team likes, and have a basic understanding of nutrition since many of the products that bill themselves as healthy are full of added sugar, preservatives, and other harmful additives.The other main drawback here is that it can be time consuming. If your office manager or assistant is running to the store every week, there’s probably ten other things on his or her to-do list that should probably take precedent. And of course, this solution doesn’t scale. Once you get beyond five employees, you’ll need a different approach.10 – 500 Employees: SnackNation SnackNation does healthy office snack delivery right. This ultra-convenient, set-and-forget solution delivers a monthly shipment of the newest emerging brands in the natural foods space, curated by their internal team of snacking experts. A snack concierge helps ensure an optimal mix for your team, there’s a new variety of snacks each month, and each box comes with a variety of snacks to meet almost every dietary restriction.SnackNation also scales with you. You can dial your program up or down based on the changing snacking needs of your team.500+ Employees: AramarkAramark is the place to go for full service – they offer everything from snacks to lunch to coffee, all in one premium package. They can also design and build custom restaurants and cafes, service your team with custom food trucks, or even trick out your break room with an on-site convenience store.Of course, their customizable solutions are really only viable for companies of a certain size. This is more for the Fortune 500 set than a 10-person lean startup. Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

Another Year of Rave Reviews for TCI Move A thon 2018

first_img New TCI Kidfit to benefit from Move-a-thon 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 17, 2018 – Providenciales – Another successful Move-A-Thon in the Turks and Caicos Islands which offered four different distances to participants who believed the cooler temperatures were ideal and the movement is worthy to be held more than one time a year. We spoke to a lady who said the one mile, half mile and 10k were not for her… she got moving at 5 kilometers.“I woke up early in the morning to come out to this 5k walk because I can’t handle the 10k one right, I wake up early because I need to exercise and I think this is a good way for us to get up early in the morning and get our day started. And it’s not cold, it’s cool, this is just good weather, I like this weather and even if somebody could just do this every month or something, it will be better instead of just once for the year, like every January and that’s it. We should have somebody who could do this like every month, it will be much better. I’m asking for more because walking is healthy. Every time you go to the doctor he says to walk, so I think walking is very healthy and I love walking.”Move-A-Thon 2018 continues a fitness campaign which benefits healthy eating programs for islanders it was started by #TamekaHandfield, Nutritionist and owner of Nutrition in Demand.“I am superexcited, #MoveAThonTCI2018 is a wrap and even though I am over the moon tired, I am also over the moon excited about the huge success that I think this event was this morning. We had a large turnout from the community, a large turnout of course from our sponsors and of course a large turnout from all of the volunteers who gave up their time so early in the morning. And so because of this we are excited, we are grateful, we are very humbled by this show of support from the community.”A few veteran athletes joined the early morning Move-A-Thon, which also featured a health fair, fun on the beach for children and saw its first international registrants. Scores of sponsors support the event, which is the first fitness festivity on the activity calendar for the Turks and Caicos.“I love running….it’s great for cardiovascular health, it’s great for bone strength, a lot of people say what about your knees, running doesn’t hurt your knees, it’s how you run. So if you are running efficiently, and I teach a method call T-running, which teaches you to run efficiently with less energy and injury prevention. So if you’re running properly anybody can do anything they set out to achieve, it just takes a while to get there for some people. I just encourage everybody to just get out there and run, it’s a good over all fitness, it doesn’t matter how fast or how slow you are, just get out there and exercise, it’s good for you health, and you feel amazing afterwards.” Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MoveathonTCI2018, #TamekaHandfieldlast_img read more

Meet ShangChi Marvels first Asianled superhero

first_imgMarvel StudiosMarvel Studios Official FacebookAfter Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has some wonderful plans for the next phase. There are several amazing movies lined-up but fans from around the world are now excited to see the very first Asian superhero to enter the Marvel world — let’s meet Shang-Chi.As per the recent update by Deadline, Marvel Studios has hired Destin Daniel Cretton to direct a movie about Kung Fu master and superhero Shang-Chi. The upcoming superhero movie would be the first Asian-led superhero movie in the MCU. The Hawaii-born director is famous for movies like Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle. His Jamie Foxx-starrer Just Mercy is slated to release in 2020.Here Marvel’s goal is to make Shang-Chi there next Black Panther and hire a lot of Asian-American artists in it. As we all know, with Black Panther, Marvel touched those corners which ultimately gave them an Oscars nomination.In Marvel Comics, Shang-Chi is a fictional character who is often referred to as the Master of Kung Fu. Shang-Chi first appeared in 1973 and was created by Jim Starlin and Steve Englehart. In Chinese, Shang-Chi literally means Rising of the Spirit and the characters possess an extraordinary master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles that includes Jian, gun, and nunchaku. Not only this, after he joins the Avengers, yes, he will be seen in future Avenger movies, he gains the power to create countless duplicates of himself — just like Doctor Strange did in Avengers: Infinity War.After Marvel Studios’ deal with Paramount Pictures in 2006, Shang-Chi was chosen as one of those characters who will get his stand-alone movie before he will join the Avengers in full capacity. The talks of making the full-length feature movie started back in 2018 when Marvel hired David Callaham to write the screenplay for a Shang-Chi movie.David Callaham is famous for writing the screenplay of The Expendables movie series. Callaham is also hired by DC Films to write the screenplay of the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 movie.Deadline further noted that Shang-Chi’s movie script will modernize the hero to avoid the stereotypes. Considering the timeline, it looks like Shang-Chi will appear in the post-Thanos’ world and after Captain America and Tony Stark’s death, maybe he will be the one who will reunite all the superheroes.last_img read more

NRC an insult to Bangladesh Mamata Banerjee

first_imgMamata BanerjeeWest Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of the Assam is an insult to Bangladesh.Speaking at the office of her party All India Trinamool Congress in New Delhi on Wednesday, she said, “BJP is trying to say that all Bangladeshis are infiltrators. That’s not true. Neither is Bangladesh an illegal country, nor is she a nation that patronises terrorism.”Mamata went to New Delhi on Monday to gather support against the BJP move. “Bangladesh is our friend. The issues concerning the NRC will have a negative impact on the country. It’s a lie that those 4 million people who have been left out of the NRC have come from Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a friend. Such words against her will create big problems. The number of infiltrators is very low. But how did they get in here? It’s the responsibility of the BSF who are under the central government,” said the WB chief minister.”Forcing millions of Bangla speaking people saying that they are Bangladeshis is very wrong. We in both the Bengals speak Bangla. Is that a crime? During the partition, many fled Pakistan and came to India. People came here from Nepal as well. What BJP is doing in the name of NRC gives us the impression that anyone who is not a voter for them will be labelled ‘foreigners’. If this continues, we will see bloodshed,” warned Mamata.Mamata has earmarked the NRC issue as a catalyst for her initiative to form an anti-BJP alliance ahead of the next general election. As part of the campaign, she met former Indian prime minister HD Deve Gowda and his son HD Kumaraswamy, who is now the chief minister of Karnataka.Mamata met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday evening while she has sent an eight-member Trinamool Congress delegation to Assam on a two-day visit.The West Bengal chief minister also held meetings with veteran lawyer and former BJP leader Ram Jethmalani, former India finance minister Yashwant Sinha and stranged BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha. Mamata said she believed other political parties that are against the NRC should also sent delegations to Assam.Her party is organising a mass rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on 19 January and Mamata has urged all opposition parties to join the programme to strengthen the anti-BJP movement.last_img read more

Minor IAS reshuffle

first_imgKolkata: IAS officer of the 2004 batch, Sanjay Bansal has been given the charge of Project Director of the State Programme Management Group (SPMG).He will also continue as Chief Executive Officer of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority with additional charge as CEO, Sector VI ITA. Bansal has been made the Project Director of the State Programme Management Group (SPMG) replacing Avanindra Singh, who will continue as Director of Land Records and Survey with additional charge of DEO Kolkata South. Malay Ghosh, Additional Inspector General of Registration and Additional Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal, and ex-officio Joint Secretary, Finance Department has been appointed as Joint Secretary of the Finance Department.last_img