Indonesia to build anti-doping laboratory in 2021

first_imgYouth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali has revealed the ministry’s plan to build a national laboratory to test for doping in sports in 2021.“We are planning to increase the budget for the Indonesian Anti-Doping Agency [LADI] up to 500 percent in 2021 to increase drug testing as well as to build an anti-doping lab in Indonesia,” he said on Wednesday during a virtual meeting with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Witold Banka.“This commitment is a part of our determination to host the 2032 Olympics.” He said that Indonesia usually sent test samples overseas, either to India, Qatar or Thailand, an expensive venture that led to limited drug testing for Indonesian athletes. “With the presence of an anti-doping laboratory in Indonesia, I hope the number of drug tests will increase significantly,” said Zainuddin.Read also: Committee seeks Indonesian government support in 2032 Olympics bidAlso present at the meeting was LADI chairman Zaini Khadafi Saragih, who said that there was a lack of anti-doping laboratories in Asia. “There are around 30 laboratories in the world, only two of which are in Asia, namely in Penang, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand,” he said. “Therefore I support the Youth and Sports Ministry’s [plan] to build a drug testing laboratory.”Banka said that the WADA was encouraging both the private and public sectors to focus on anti-doping campaigns.“Today’s meeting is very important. I’m looking forward to the good cooperation with Indonesia,” he said. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Swazis prepare to go west

first_imgSWAZILAND Railways has unveiled plans to build a western link into South Africa, to provide a direct route to Johannesburg and the Gauteng region. Chief Executive Officer Gideon Mahlalela said in Mbabane on May 29 that he hoped the line would be open within five years.The new link would use part of the dismantled route from Matsapha to Kadake, before swinging west along the Usutu river valley to Lothair, in the South African region of Mpumalanga. Here it would connect with an existing Spoornet branch from Ermelo on the Richards Bay heavy-haul coal corridor.SR has already started rehabilitation work on its east-west corridor from Matsapha to the Mozambique border at Goba, following the renovation of CFM’s Goba – Maputo line in an Italian-funded project three years ago. Mahlalela hopes to be able to launch a Matsapha – Maputo passenger service within four years. He expects the service to Johannesburg via Lothair to follow about a year later. SR also plans to launch a luxury tourist train before the end of this year, using the north-south corridor linking Komatipoort and Golela. olast_img read more

Murcia top cop sacked over ‘messy’ station

first_imgOn his part, Indiape said he iswaiting for the document of his relief since he has not yet received as of thiswriting the official order for his transfer. Pamuspusan ordered the relief of MajorRoberto Indiape after he saw pillows and laundry strewn all over the station’sfinance office. He added the two cops will betransferred to the Hinoba-an and Candoni police stations, while Indiape wasre-assigned to the NOPPO headquarters in this city. Aside for Indiape, two othernon-commissioned police officers were also sacked. They were identified as theowners of the pillows and laundry, said Baleros. According to Colonel Romeo Baleros,chief of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO), Pamuspusanmade a surprise visit to the municipal police station in the evening of Oct.21.     center_img During his visit in La Carlota CityPolice Station, Pamuspusan also gave the “Medalya ng Papuri” award to the localpolice station for maintaining cleanliness./PN BACOLOD City – The chief of police inthe town of Murcia, Negros Occidental has been relieved from his post after asurprise inspection by Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 director BrigadierGeneral Rene Pamuspusan. Pamuspusan also inspected the policestations in some areas of Negros Occidental.last_img read more

Ireland will bounce back – O’Mahony

first_imgPeter O’Mahony insists Ireland will rise from the ashes of their worst RBS 6 Nations performance that only saw them escape the wooden spoon on points difference. The Munster flanker continued: “We have to stick together and back ourselves. There’s the making of a super team here. The eight weeks have flown by and the fellas have really enjoyed playing together and for each other. “If you don’t have that but have all the time in the world, you’re going nowhere. We’ll be a very tough team to beat once we learn from this Six Nations.” O’Mahony, who spent much of Saturday’s match against Italy on the left wing due to the number of injuries being sustained, has given his full backing to Kidney. “The players should take the blame for what’s happened. We’ve been given every opportunity to go out and play for Ireland,” O’Mahony said. “It has to come down to the players, I don’t know where the stick aimed at the coaches is coming from. “We’re the ones who have made decisions on the pitch and have made mistakes at times. It’s on our heads, we’re the ones who are not delivering. “All 23 of us in the squad against Italy and everyone in the extended training squad are 100 per cent behind the coaching staff. That will be the case until they move on, which hopefully won’t be any time soon.” Brian O’Driscoll will discover by 2.30pm today whether he will face disciplinary proceedings for his stamp on Simone Favaro in the 22-15 defeat. O’Driscoll lifted his right leg and brought it down onto the chest of Favaro, the Italy openside, and was sent to the sin bin by referee Wayne Barnes. A first championship defeat to Italy meant they finished fifth for the first time since 1999 with only France beneath them in the final table. The failed seven-week campaign could spell the end of Declan Kidney’s four-and-a-half year reign as head coach, even when the bewildering number of injuries suffered by the squad are taken into account. O’Mahony, one of the few players to emerge from the tournament with his reputation enhanced, has seen enough to suggest Ireland will emerge from the wreckage a stronger force. He said: “I probably won’t take a look at the game for a few days, it’s still sinking in. It’s a low feeling.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Betway strengthens German presence with Hannover 96 deal

first_img Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Online bookmaker Betway has signed a three-year deal to become the official betting partner of German top-tier football club Hannover 96.The sponsorship announcement follows on from the high-profile bookie striking a similar deal with fellow Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf earlier this week, marking a significant strengthening of the firm’s presence in the German market.Betway has been the principal sponsor of English Premier League side West Ham United since 2015, while also holding partnerships with Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen, Belgian First Division A side RSC Anderlecht, Italian Serie A giants AS Roma and three Spanish La Liga clubs, Deportivo Alaves, C.D. Leganés and Levante U. D.Betway’s Anthony Werkman said: “The German market is very important to Betway, so I’m delighted to announce our second deal of the summer with a Bundesliga club.“Hannover 96 is an established first league team and they’re another exciting side to be involved with. We’re looking forward to the coming seasons in what will hopefully work out to be a great partnership for the club, the fans and us.”Martin Kind, CEO of Hannover 96, added: “We really appreciate that we could convince Betway to become our betting partner. We are looking forward to a high-performing partnership with an innovative output.” ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Dodgers beat Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Opening Day in Sydney, Australia

first_img“It’s always good to get results,” said Kershaw, who allowed a total of 15 runs in four spring training starts and only one on Saturday. “This one counted finally, so I’m thankful that I wasn’t giving up any runs and got spring training over with. “Obviously spring training I try not to give up runs either, but sometimes I need the adrenaline of a regular season game. I feel relieved to get this under my belt.”The 160-year-old SCG was a gracious host. Its peculiar quirks provided a picturesque Opening Day backdrop: A massive digital video board interrupting the stands in foul territory on the third-base side of the park; on the opposite side, a spired 19th-century grandstand with a green roof and a clock tower.More relevant to the game, the dimensions of the makeshift outfield were the difference between a one-run game and a three-run lead for Kershaw — practically a plush feathered cushion for the reigning National League Cy Young award winner.With the Dodgers leading 1-0 in the fourth inning and Adrian Gonzalez on first base, Van Slyke curled a low line drive inside the right-field foul pole. The ball had a slim margin for error, less than 10 feet from sailing foul or clanging off the temporary fence for a likely double. Instead it landed in the teal plastic seats just behind the 328-foot marker down the line to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. SYDNEY, Australia >> The air was warm and slightly humid when Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley delivered the first pitch of the season to Yasiel Puig at 8 p.m. Saturday night. It was typical East Coast weather, if not the typical East Coast. A couple hours earlier, a distant clap of thunder interrupted the Dodgers’ batting practice and delayed the game’s first pitch by 14 minutes. The announced crowd of 38,266 at Sydney Cricket Ground sat through a brief autumn shower, then was treated to a very typical game of baseball.For the Dodgers, it was a Fall Classic.Clayton Kershaw was dominant. Scott Van Slyke had the hottest bat on the continent. The dream of a 162-0 season was still alive and well while most of the Pacific time zone slept through a 3-1 Dodgers victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. “I thought it was either going to be foul or caught,” Van Slyke said. “I didn’t think it had a chance to go out.”Van Slyke nearly gave the outfield denizens their first souvenir in the second inning. Gonzalez, the Dodgers’ cleanup hitter, walked to lead off the inning. Van Slyke appeared to get all of the third pitch he saw from Miley, clubbing the ball high into the thick, swirling air to left field. A strong headwind knocked down the ball, which still managed to reach the wall — several feet away from leaping left fielder Mark Trumbo.“I gave Davey (Lopes, the Dodgers’ first-base coach) a high-five and looked up and the ball was coming into play,” Van Slyke said.“I think we all did” think it was a home run, Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “I think everybody in the stadium did, Mark Trumbo obviously did. (Diamondbacks catcher) Miguel Montero thought that ball was going to be 100 feet past the wall.”Gonzalez went from first to third as Van Slyke settled for a double. After Juan Uribe struck out, Andre Ethier pulled a ground ball to the left of Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill. Hill’s only play was to first base, and Gonzalez scored on the RBI groundout.That was the entirety of the Dodgers’ offense against the left-hander Miley, who replaced injured teammate Patrick Corbin last week. Miley allowed only three hits in five innings — the double and home run by Van Slyke, and a single by Justin Turner in the fifth inning.Kershaw was a bit better in 6 2/3 innings. He allowed five hits, one run, walked one and struck out seven batters. Making his fourth straight Opening Day start, Kershaw’s only critical mistake was a double by Paul Goldschmidt in the bottom of the sixth inning. Goldschmidt went to third base on Kershaw’s only wild pitch of the evening, a slider in the dirt, then scored on a groundout to second base by Trumbo.The Diamondbacks couldn’t take advantage of their only other real threat in the first inning. They had runners on first and second with one out against Kershaw, but consecutive groundouts by Martin Prado and Trumbo ended the inning.“I threw my slider quite a bit tonight. A.J. does a great job back there. The only time I shook him off tonight I gave up a hit” — a single by Montero in the fourth inning, Kershaw said — “so I stopped doing that.”Chris Perez retired the final batter of the seventh inning in his Dodgers debut. Brian Wilson pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out two batters, and Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the save — a perfectly scripted finish for the Dodgers’ $30 million bullpen.The two teams have less than 24 hours before returning here for a rematch. Hyun-Jin Ryu will face Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill at 1 p.m. local time Sunday — 7 p.m. Pacific Time tonight — before flying back to North America after the game.SEE BOX SCORE | FOLLOW THE INSIDE THE DODGERS BLOG center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

The man in charge of NASA’s human spaceflight resigns days before the first manned launch since 2011

first_imgTwo people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter said his resignation was spurred when Loverro broke a rule during NASA’s recent procurement of a spacecraft capable of landing humans on the moon.In an interview, Loverro declined to discuss the exact details of why he resigned.“It had nothing to do with commercial crew,” he said. “It had to do with moving fast on Artemis, and I don’t want to characterize it in any more detail than that.” Artemis is NASA’s program to return people to the moon.Loverro said there were “no sour grapes” and that he holds “NASA in great respect. I hope they can continue on everything they started and will follow through on their plans.”On May 27, SpaceX is scheduled to launch two NASA astronauts on a test flight of the Dragon spacecraft to the space station. In a statement Tuesday, NASA indicated the launch would proceed without delay.Our @NASA_SLS rocket will launch the #Artemis missions and its astronauts to the Moon. But how does a rocket fly? @NASA_Marshall Aerospace engineer Tracie Prater explains the components that help a rocket launch and fly in our latest #NASAatHome video: https://t.co/n5yKRuKR60 pic.twitter.com/HSsRtbEzvL— Douglas Loverro (@DouglasLoverro) May 18, 2020 The head of human spaceflight for NASA, Douglas Loverro, abruptly resigned on Monday just days before the first manned flight is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the space shuttle retired in 2011.Loverro’s resignation comes just two days before he was to lead a critical “launch readiness review” meeting that would determine whether SpaceX should proceed to launch two NASA astronauts on a test mission to the International Space Station.The head of NASA’s human spaceflight office resigned Tuesday as astronauts readied for their first launch in a decade from American soil. Douglas Loverro, associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate, had been in the for only seven months pic.twitter.com/aMwkUmxXJu— Team World Supporter (@WorldSupporter) May 20, 2020last_img read more

Gor, KCB RFC battle for SOYA best team award

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia have been crowned the 2017 KPL champions. Photo /RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will battle it out with KCB’s Rugby 15s team for the Team of the Year Award at next month’s Sports Personality of the Month Award.K’Ogalo put up a spirited fight to win their record 16th league title with four games to spare will battle out with the Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup champions KCB, the Kenya Under-19 Cricket team, Kenya Police Hockey team and the Strathmore University Handball team in the men’s Team of the Year award. Apart from clinching the league title, Gor Mahia won the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup in Tanzania by beating arch-rivals AFC Leopards 3-0 in the final in Dar es Salaam and went on to play English Premier league side Everton, losing 2-1.For KCB Rugby Club, they had a successful season after winning all the three major rugby 15s titles; Kenya Cup, regional Enterprise Cup and Impala Floodlit under coach Curtis Olago who has also been nominated for the coach of the year award.They claimed both titles with sweet victories over Kabras Sugar. They won their fifth Kenya Cup with a 36-8 victory over the sugar men in the final before repeating the feat in the Enterprise Cup, rallying from 10 points down.KCB Captain Curtis Lilako leads teammates in celebrating lifting Kenya Cup.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe Bankers went for their fifth Impala Floodlit title, beating Impala Saracens 18-17 in the final. KCB also produced the highest number of players (13) to the Kenya Simbas team that won the Elgon Cup and finished second in Rugby Africa Gold Cup besides taking part in Hong Kong Cup of Nations.Another contender is the national Under-19 Cricket team that qualified for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup set for January 2018 in New Zealand.Their historic qualification put Kenya a once cricketing powerhouse but now struggling to reclaim its lost glory on the world map once again. The qualification also marked the beginning of Kenya’s journey to recovery after years of poor performance internationally.During the Africa qualifiers the Kenyans put up a spectacular performance that will not be easily forgotten.Having lost to Uganda in the first round, many had written them off and given the ticket to the Ugandan side that seemed stronger based on the huge victories they had registered in the championship. However, Kenyans put up an electrifying show to beat Uganda by seven wickets and within the required overs and qualify for the World Cup.The team also whitewashed Ghana and Botswana in the qualifiers.Part of the action during Kenya Police and Eastern Company’s final match at the African Club championship on January 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKenya Police Hockey team bagged continental silver after losing to Egypt’s Eastern Company in the men’s final of the Africa Cup for Club Championships.The Strathmore University Handball team were crowned the Regional (EA) University Champions, lifted the National University title, won the National Super Cup and finished 1st runnersup in the National League.-Women teams-The women’s Sports Team of the Year nominees is headlined by the Kenya Lionesses who will fight it out with the national women’s volleyball team (Malkia strikers), the women’s cricket team, Telkom Orange Hockey team, Kenya Prisons and Kenya Pipeline volleyball clubs.Kenya Lionesses eliminated Morocco in the quarters.The Kenya Lionesses reached the Main Cup quarter-finals of the HSBC Sevens Women’s World Series Qualifiers, their best performance after lifting Bowl at last year’s qualifiers held in Ireland.The team bagged silver at the Africa Cup Sevens Championship held in Tunisia and as well qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games despite missing the World Cup slot to South Africa.The Malkia Strikers beat Egypt by straight sets to finish top in the Africa Zone Five World Championship Qualifiers to book a slot to take part at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon where they won silver after losing to Cameroon in the final.The women’s cricket team won Regional Championship title after beating Uganda and also participated in the Kwibuka Tournament where they reclaimed the cup.Telkom Orange, will be looking to reclaim the award after having a stellar season that saw them win a record ninth Africa Cup for Club Championships title and they are currently chasing a 20th women’s league trophy.Telkom Orange ladies celebrate winning their fifth consecutive African Hockey title and the ninth overall. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKenya pipeline on their side retained the Kenya Volleyball Federation league title after beating all the teams at the play-offs by straight sets including arch rivals Kenya Prisons. They also reached the quarter-finals at the Africa Club championships which were held in Tunisia in April where they lost 3-2 to PrisonsMen’s Sport Team of the YearGor MahiaKCB RFCKenya U19 Cricket teamStrathmore Handball teamKenya Police Hockey teamWomen’s Sports Team of the YearKenya Pipeline (Volleyball)Kenya Prisons (Volleyball)Women’s national Cricket teamWomen’s national volleyball team (Malkia Strikers)Women’s national rugby sevens team (Kenya Lionesses)Telkom Orange (Hockey)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Dortmund hope to avoid Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

first_img0Shares0000Dortmund celebrated first place before thoughts turned to possible reunions with an old friend © AFP / VALERY HACHEBERLIN, Germany, Dec 12 – Borussia Dortmund are hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.Liverpool’s tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday at Anfield, thanks to a great save by Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a goal from Mohamed Salah, saw Klopp’s team squeeze into the knock-out stages in Europe as Group C runners-up. “It doesn’t have to be Liverpool in the next round,” CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke replied tersely when asked if he wants to draw Liverpool in the next round.After Raphael Guerreiro scored twice in Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Monaco, Dortmund are also into the last 16 as winners of Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid, but eager to avoid Liverpool and Klopp, who led the German club to back to back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.“Liverpool? That would be tough, but whoever we get, it will be tense and difficult,” said Germany midfielder Mario Goetze, who captained Dortmund in Monaco.Klopp has already returned to Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park, when Liverpool earned a 1-1 draw in Europa League quarter-finals, first leg, in 2015-16 before the Reds’ won the return 4-3 at Anfield, coming back from 3-1 down on their way to losing the final 3-1 against Seville.The draw for next February’s Champions League last 16 ties is scheduled for 1100 GMT on Monday in Nyon with Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain, under ex-Borussia coach Thomas Tuchel, Porto and Real Madrid all confirmed group winners alongside Dortmund.No club can face an opponent from their group and teams from the same country can only be drawn together from the quarter-finals onwards.In addition to Liverpool, Tottenham and Roma will be in the pot of second-place finishers. Dortmund’s other potential opponents are Ajax and also Lyon or Shakhtar Dontesk and Manchester United or Juventus.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more