Badminton on Way to SCC Title

first_imgSports Badminton on Way to SCC Title By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Monday, March 9, 2015 | 1:45 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Noemi Diaz leaps for a shot during PCC’s win at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium Friday, image by Richard QuintonSometimes the second meeting between a pair of rivals dictates the true difference between one competitive team and another. So when the Pasadena City College women’s badminton team zipped through a 20-1 home win over East Los Angeles Friday, it’s clear that the Lancers are the class of the South Coast Conference this season.PCC is 4-0 under rookie head coach Jennifer Ho and even with eight SCC matches left, the Lancers have already put on a dominating display against the conference’s other three teams. PCC is 66-2 in individual singles and doubles play matches.Ho has tried different lineups to keep her team from getting complacent. In this match, No. 1 player Rebecca Tzou topped ELAC’s No. 1 Chuyan Lao, 21-8, 21-8, and No. 2 Cova Mak, 21-5, 21-1. At No. 2, sophomore Karina Bustillos suffered PCC’s lone defeat, a 21-17, 21-12 loss to Lao, and beat Mak, 21-18, 21-6.“Karina usually plays lower ladder, so this was an opportunity to improve her game against some better competition,” Ho said. “She played well and so did Noemi Diaz, who has made some big leaps as a player.”Diaz, at No. 6 singles, rallied from 1-0 down to win her match v. LiTing Wu, 9-21, 21-19, 21-17, and she defeated No. 5 Catherine Vong, 21-8, 21-16. Other singles winners were No. 3 Eugenia Mendez, No. 4 Priscilla Lam, and No. 5 Thu Nguyen. The trio all won in sweeps.In doubles, Tzou teamed with Zin Win Maw at No. 1 and they downed Huskies’ No. 1 Lao-Mak, 21-9, 21-7, and the No. 2 Mei Mei-Phyliss Ho, 21-4, 21-3. At No. 2 doubles, Mendez and Carmina Ortiz won 21-4, 21-7 and 21-3, 21-5. The No. 3 team were sophomore twins Yingwen and Yinghong Lin, who won their match over Vong-Wu, 21-7, 21-8.PCC plays today at the Coast Conference Tournament at Skyline College in Northern California (San Bruno). Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News Business News Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Mobile clinics finding their place in pandemic

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic steps up its efforts in time of pandemic Even the programs that are totally shut down are still reaching out to their populations. The Family Van, for example, while temporarily grounded, is hosting call-in hours, contacting clients directly, and distributing pamphlets and other handouts put together by the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project, a national coalition of students started by HMS first-year Pooja Chadrashekar that has translated educational and safety information into 35 languages.Some vans are distributing food and supplies to families in public housing that were living paycheck to paycheck and have lost jobs. At least one, in the Philippines, is gathering personal protection equipment from shuttered dentists’ offices and other donors, and distributing it to first responders. Some vans, like the HOMES vans associated with the Parkland Health & Hospital System, have been conscripted to serve as staging areas at COVID-19 testing megasites or triage locations in the parking lots near hospital emergency departments. Others are continuing or stepping in to do primary care, testing clients for TB in advance of their admittance to residential programs about to enter lockdown, for example, filling prescriptions, and providing basic screenings. All the vans have special precautions in place — seeing one client at a time and screening them before they enter, deep cleaning at night, and registering patients from a safe distance.“The mobile health sector has a history of thinking outside the box,” said Wallace. It’s not the first time mobile programs have stepped in to help with emergency situations — they were on the ground during hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, and have “historically risen to the occasion in what you’d call a crisis,” she said. “But this is a unique emergency. Seeing how facile and adaptable the vans and their staffs can be and the many roles they can play really shows their value, now and in the future.” How the institute converted a clinical processing lab into a large-scale COVID-19 testing facility in a matter of days Administrators, professors detail many and varied ways Harvard is trying to help, including offering use of hotel by Cambridge first-responders, health care workers University community rallies to deal with COVID-19 crisis Waste not, want not Facing a pandemic, Broad does a quick pivot With New York City hospitals already becoming overwhelmed and the expectation that health centers nationwide will soon follow suit, what place do mobile health clinics have in the battle against COVID-19? On Tuesday, the folks from Harvard Medical School’s Family Van co-hosted a webinar to take the industry’s pulse, discuss best practices, and bounce around some good ideas.The idea for the webinar came during a brainstorming session between Family Van founder and executive director Nancy Oriol, a Harvard Medical School (HMS) lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, and HMS first-year Ahmed Ahmed, who is interested in writing an academic paper about the mobile phenomenon and its relation to the bigger picture.“These vans tap into a community that isn’t well covered in terms of insurance and that struggles with health care literacy and equitable health outcomes,” said Ahmed. “So the mobile teams are working to see how to best utilize the vans during this time of great need for the U.S. health care system at large.”The 2,000 or so mobile clinics operating across the United States field as many as 7 million visitors a year, according to speaker Nelson C. Malone, M.D./M.P.H. ’20, who recently published an analysis of 800-plus registered users of the website Mobile Health Map, a co-sponsor of the webinar and the only comprehensive U.S. database examining the issue. Most of the clinics Malone looked at work with children, the uninsured or federally insured, low-income groups, rural communities, or urban homeless populations. “So truly our most vulnerable,” he said. “When the virus hit, we had to change what we were doing overnight and find creative solutions to help.” — Nancy Oriol, Family Van Executive Director Organized to fight the pandemic Malone called the clinics an untapped resource that will be “of utmost importance in the next few weeks [as our] most disadvantaged and underserved are at increased risk of infection and worse associated outcomes.”The clinics provide wide-ranging services, from education and prevention to screenings and primary care, while in many cases also conducting social-services outreach.That kind of flexibility has come in handy for many webinar participants since the novel coronavirus became pandemic. “Mobile clinics are very resilient and adaptable,” said Oriol. “When the virus hit, we had to change what we were doing overnight and find creative solutions to help.”While regional and smaller national webinars have been conducted in the past, this week’s call brought together a record 336 participants — more than double that of any previous online meeting. “Everything’s a moving target right now,” said Elizabeth Wallace, executive director of webinar co-sponsor  Mobile Healthcare Association, a national membership-based nonprofit headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  “People are looking for information and also, in this industry we don’t mind sharing to work toward the common good.” To stem the coronavirus crisis, Harvard Medical School scientists forge ahead on six key fronts Relatedlast_img read more

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‘People don’t know us’: Wanyama and Kenya out to impress

first_imgVictor Wanyama at Kenya AFCON training camp. PHOTO via @VictorWanyamaCairo, Egypt | AFP | Kenya’s unimpressive record at the Africa Cup of Nations reads just one win in 14 matches, but Victor Wanyama and co. are eager to make a splash as they return to the tournament after a 15-year absence.The Harambee Stars have never progressed beyond the first round of the continent’s flagship event in five attempts, and will be up against it in a group that pits them alongside a fancied Senegal and talented Algeria.As the lone representative from one of Europe’s top leagues, Wanyama will shoulder the bulk of responsibility as captain of a youthful Kenyan squad that embarked on a three-week boot camp in France to shed distractions at home in preparation for their Egyptian adventure.The tenacious midfielder, who turns 28 next week, is looking forward to the occasion after ending the season on a bitter note following Tottenham’s Champions League final defeat by Liverpool, a match he watched from the bench despite starting both legs of the semi-finals.“It is a very big disappointment not winning the final, but we have to move on,” Wanyama told AFP during Kenya’s training camp in Marcoussis, France’s national rugby training facility. “It can happen. We cannot stay on that. We have to move on and focus on other things.“For me it is a relief to get back and have something to focus on, to forget about the final. With the national team, it is something that we have to focus on. We have a very big tournament ahead of us.”Kenya’s last trip to the tournament, in 2004, coincided with their only win to date — a consolation 3-0 victory over Burkina Faso in a group stage exit.Their passage to Egypt for this edition was ignited by a surprise victory on home soil over Ghana, one of the continent’s top performers. – Lifelong dream –“It has always been my dream. I think all the players dream to get to the Afcon tournament. It is a big tournament. Everyone will be watching. We are happy to get in this stage and hopefully we can be doing this, qualifying every time,” said Wanyama.“That has been our target first to get to Afcon. Now we have achieved our dream. We need to showcase what we can do as well, to go out there and to show what Kenya is all about as well, fight together and try to get results.“People don’t know us. We have improved for a very long time. We have good players who have been together for so long. We know each other for long, it won’t be easy for anyone to play against us.”Wanyama insisted he doesn’t draw overly on his experiences with Tottenham in Europe, but admitted he tries to encourage a close bond between those in the national team.“I don’t speak about it because it is a different tournament,” he said. “The only thing I can use for them, I say like Tottenham would go there because of the team spirit we had, the fighting spirit we had, the togetherness we had, that’s the only thing I try to emulate from my team at Tottenham.“I said to them every time we need to be together, we need to fight together and for each other, we need to work as a family, and the results can come. We’ll never know where we can reach. With that, I know we can even go all the way.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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CHEPTEGEI IS WORLD 10,000M CHAMPION!

first_img31CROATIA0011 24FRANCE0112 31BURKINA FASO0011 31SWITZERLAND0011 27PORTUGAL0101 Doha, Qatar  | THE INDEPENDENT | Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda won the men’s 10,000 metres world title in Doha on Sunday with the second fastest ever time in the championships history of  26min 48.36sec.The 23-year-old — silver medalist in 2017 — is the first Ugandan to win the title.“He is in his best shape ever,” his coach Addy Ruiter had predicted before the race. “We have a plan A, B, C and if it fails, D.”He becomes only the fourth Ugandan to win World Athletics Championship gold, joining steeple-chaser Dorcus Inzikuru in Helsinki 2005, Stephen Kiprotich off track in the marathon in Moscow 2013 and Halimah Nakaayi in the 800m at Doha 2019.Other medals for Uganda at the Worlds have been two Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017; Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing 2015. 24COLOMBIA0112 11POLAND1236 31MOROCCO0011 31NAMIBIA0011  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)26:48.36 WL 24BELGIUM0112 4PR OF CHINA3339 12SWEDEN1113 6GREAT BRITAIN & N.I.2305 31SPAIN0011 31ECUADOR0011 2KENYA52411 9UGANDA2002 Share on: WhatsApp 12BAHRAIN1113 Yomif KEJELCHA (ETH)26:49.34 PB 31NEW ZEALAND0011 Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei holds the national flag after winning the Men’s 10,000m final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on October 6, 2019.  PHOTO AFP 27BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA0101 Rhonex KIPRUTO (KEN)26:50.32 17GRENADA1001 17NORWAY1001 On Sunday, Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia took silver (26:49.34) and Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto the bronze (26:50.32).The reward for winning a World Championship gold is a tax-free $60,000 prize.Prize Money1st $60,0002nd $30,0003rd $20,0004th $15,0005th $10,0006th $6,0007th $5,0008th $4,000 9NETHERLANDS2002 27ALGERIA0101 17VENEZUELA1001 23CANADA0145 8JAPAN2013 TOTAL 21UKRAINE0202 15BAHAMAS1102 31HUNGARY0011 3JAMAICA35412 31ITALY0011 7GERMANY2046 RankOrderNameResultNotes 21ESTONIA0202 1UNITED STATES1411429 16QATAR1012 31GREECE0011 17AUSTRALIA1001 12CUBA1113 31NIGERIA0011 5ETHIOPIA2518 31COTE D’IVOIRE0011 30AUSTRIA0022 RANKCOUNTRYlast_img read more

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Cyclone Fani-affected villagers allege widespread irregularities in rehabilitation programme

first_imgCyclone Fani-affected villagers continued to lodge complaints in large number with Odisha Lokayukta alleging that many ineligible people had managed to corner house building assistance while people belonging to weaker section were deprived of assistance in Puri district.More than 60 applications involving 400 villagers were submitted with Odisha Lokayukta on Friday. Complainants had come from Brahmagiri, Satyabadi, Kanas, Delanga, Pipili, Nimapara and Kakatpur blocks.“Disbursement of house building assistance among cyclone affected people is a complete sham. I have personally filed two cases with Odisha Lokayukta mentioning that nine persons from one family received separate house building assistance,” alleged Sushil Kumar Sahu, who hails from Satyabadi block of Puri.Mr. Sahu said influential persons and families having association with ruling Biju Janata Dal managed to enlist their names in beneficiary list and received assistance.Scores of villagers were still living in cow-sheds without any shelter, he alleged. “Initially, the administration tried to reject allegations. Now, officials are trying to recover house building assistance already disbursed among ineligible beneficiaries. It shows massive irregularity in post-cyclone rehabilitation programme,” said Mr. Sahu.Pradip Pradhan, an activist, charged the government had made the rehabilitation programme a complete mess. “Even six months after devastation caused by cyclone, villagers are running from pillar to the post seeking assistance to rebuild their lives. The State government may boast of having one most efficient disaster management administrations in the country, but the ground situation tells a different story,” said Mr. Pradhan. Villagers said that they would expose huge corruption committed in rehabilitation programme.last_img read more

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Rising Pune Supergiants call up Bailey for rest of IPL

first_img COMMENT Published on Rising Pune Supergiants today called Australia batsman George Bailey as the replacement for Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out of rest of the IPL with a finger injury.One of the two debutant teams this season, the Supergiants have already lost four of their star international players — Australian duo of Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh, South African Faf du Plessis and Englishman Kevin Pietersen — due to injury.Earlier, another Australian batsman Usman Khawaja was also called in to join the IPL franchise for the rest of the tournament.“We lost four crucial players, but we are looking ahead,” RPS chief executive Raghu Iyer said.“Bailey has tremendous experience and had a very successful season before last. He can contribute to the leadership group. Smith’s (injury news) been a bummer. He was just coming into his own and this happened.“It is a challenging time. Before we could settle down we lost the core group of players around whom you build a team,” he added.Bailey, who was the captain of Kings XI Punjab in the previous season, was overlooked during the IPL auction in February.Bailey had earlier also been a part of the now defunct Chennai Super Kings team. IPL 2016 To replace Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out with a finger injury. SHARE May 02, 2016 File Photo of Australia batsman George Bailey.   –  The Hindu ×center_img File Photo of Australia batsman George Bailey.   –  The Hindu null Glenn Maxwell out of IPL with side strain cricket SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

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SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to another edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch…this week’s edition focuses on some fantastic achievements by groups and individuals in Touch around Australia…* Some may have already read the story on the TFA website about Wallsend Touch in NSW taking out the NSW Hunter Academy of Sport `sporting organisation of the year’ award. Please read the full story because it is a fantastic achievement and one that Wallsend and their volunteers should be incredibly proud of.* Roxy Winder from Queensland, was recently awarded a Rising Star award by Sport and Recreation Queensland. She was one of just 15 awardees and the only Touch player recognised! Roxy has regularly represented Australia at a junior level and was selected in the Aussie Womens Open side for the first time this year, competing at the 2005 All Nations Championships in New Zealand.* In some more big news…TFA has a new logo! The new logo will be put displayed on the website today and will be implemented over the coming months onto all areas of the website, letterheads, merchandise and clothing. Check it out later today!* Referees…the new logo is here and we’re going into production of new gear…the shirts are in already, while the shorts will be in over the next few days. Extras like hats, socks and waterbottles will take several weeks. Until that time we’ll continue to sell the remaining gear we have, please be patient as we may run out of certain sizes or styles, unfortunately it can’t be avoided! * School Sport Australia confirmed last week that the 2006 Australian School Sport Touch Championships will be held from October 22-27 in Perth, WA.* The TFA calendar of events is gaining momentum, it’s a great resource for sharing the dates and locations of tournaments and events around Australia. Check it out at http://www.austouch.com.au/index.cgi?sID=3 and if you have any events that you would like included, just email the event details, dates and locations to Casey at [email protected] * NSW Touch are selling 2005 Vawdon Cup DVD’s. Vision was taken of the Grand Finals in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open & Mixed divisions. The cost is $10.00. All inquires in regards to the purchase of the DVD should be made with Kylie Hearne, NSWTA Administration Manager, (02) 9558 9333.* In other NSW Touch news, the draft draw/pools for their State Cup are available at www.nswtouch.com.au * Due to the relocation of Jeremy Sorrensen from WA to the role of General Manager of Queensland…the job at WA is up for grabs! All the details on the position of WA General Manager can be found on our website. * Nominations are open for referees for the 2006 NTL, this year sees an early bird discount of 15% on the tournament levy for those that get their nomination in before the 14th December. Check out the following story for all the details and then get your nomination in early: http://www.austouch.com.au/index.cgi?det=1&intArticleID=1577&sID=46 * The deadline for applications for the position of Aussie Mixed Open Assistant Coach, has been extended until this Friday November 25th. Check out our website for details.* Azuma shoes are set to hit the office here next week. Make sure you keep an eye on the website for all the info regarding prices, what’s available, opening specials and how to order.* The next edition of Touch-e-Talk comes out in 2 weeks time. This edition will again be chock full with the NSW and Qld State Cups, affiliation, a word from the CEO, the new logo, NTL news, the Aussie 18’s upcoming training camp and more.* Remember, if you have any information for the weekly edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch or anything at all for the website, email Rachel at [email protected] By Rachel Grant [email protected]last_img
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10 months agoCaption this! Man Utd star Pogba posts cryptic tweet after Mourinho sacking

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Caption this! Man Utd star Pogba posts cryptic tweet after Mourinho sackingby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba has posted a picture of himself smiling only an hour after Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Manchester United.The pair endured a tumultuous relationship during Mourinho’s two-and-a-half-year stint at Old Trafford, which ended on Tuesday.Within an hour of the news being announced, Pogba posted a photo of himself with a grin on Instagram and Twitter accompanied with: “caption this!”The Frenchman has been continuously linked with an exit from Manchester due to his relationship with Mourinho.The tweet was quickly deleted by Pogba.Paul Pogba decided to Tweet this following the announcement of José Mourinho’s departure from Manchester United before quickly deleting it… pic.twitter.com/KogUB28Gpu— Get French Football News (@GFFN) December 18, 2018 last_img read more

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Video: Jalen “Teez” Tabor Buys Local Homeless Man New Shoes

first_imghomeless man new with new sneakers.Periscope/_31FlavorzJalen Tabor, Florida’s All-SEC cornerback, is having a very interesting week. On Wednesday, the Gator defensive back was suspended for a practice fight with tight end C’yontai Lewis which reportedly involved swinging helmets. On Friday, he fulfilled a very cool promise to a local homeless man.Friday morning, Tabor tweeted that he saw the man, who had no shoes, and said he was going to buy him a pair.Seen a homeless man with no shoes on today , going to go buy him some shoes— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 19, 2016Trying to make his day a little better— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 19, 2016Gotta give back to those who are less fortunate than you— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016An hour later, he streamed the interaction on Periscope. He gave the man a pair of sharp blue sneakers, and $22 for food.LIVE on #Periscope https://t.co/eKdtYQ3qYz— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016Sometimes in life you do nothing wrong but God wants to see how you handle adversity— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016Jalen Tabor is one of Florida’s best players, and definitely among the Gators most interesting personalities. This offseason, he’s made numerous headlines for his very outward trolling of SEC East favorite Tennessee, which has not won a game against Florida since 2004. The Vols are an interesting target for Tabor, however, as he was one of two UF players suspended for their game last season.After the reported fight with Lewis, Tabor will also miss this season’s opener against UMass at home. The Minutemen shouldn’t really stand a chance at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but a practice fight is a pretty common occurrence in football, and one that rarely warrants a full game suspension, so one can imagine how bad it must have been.Last season, Tabor started nine of Florida’s 13 games, racking up 40 tackles, four interceptions, and scored two touchdowns off of the picks.last_img read more

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Via Rail places 989million train order with Siemens for key rail corridor

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Via Rail has selected Germany’s Siemens over Bombardier Inc. for a $989-million contract to build new rolling stock as the Canadian passenger rail service renews its fleet of locomotives and cars for the rail corridor between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont.The company confirmed the contract that will see trains built in California.Deliveries will begin in 2021 for entry into service the following year.Via Rail and Siemens also announced a 15-year technical services and parts agreement valued at $355.5 million.The Canadian rail company requires 32 new trains to maintain its current capacity of 9,100 seats. The equipment must be able to run on electricity once that is installed along the route.Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has said the decision to bypass Bombardier and workers at its plant in La Pocatiere, Que., is justified because Canada’s free trade agreements with the European Union and the United States doesn’t allow Via Rail to favour Bombardier in the awarding of contracts.last_img read more

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