Kargo to fly SA flag at MTB World Cup

first_img12 March 2014 Local mountain bike fans will get to watch their own “proudly South African” UCI-accredited team competing on the international stage when the four-man Kargo Pro MTB team tackles the UCI MTB World Cup Pietermaritzburg from 11 to 13 April. The Kargo Pro MTB team became the country’s first ever UCI accredited team in January this year, and Shaun Peschl’s outfit is excited by its quartet of riders having now earned enough points to compete on home turf in their team’s colours in a few weeks’ time after a strong performance at the UCI category 2 Western Cape Open race on Saturday, 8 March.‘We have worked really hard’ “We have worked really hard to build a team that is of international standard and that can do South Africa proud both locally and abroad,” Peschl said in a statement on Tuesday. “Receiving our UCI accreditation a little while ago was such an amazing step for us in our international journey, and now to have four riders who have qualified to ride in Kargo colours in Maritzburg in a few weeks’ time is incredible,” he added.Line-up First year elite competitor and team ace Rourke Croeser will be joined by fellow elite rider Stuart Marais, under-23 cross-country returnee Travis Walker and emerging under-23 talent Paul Rodenbach as the four look to impress at Pietermaritzburg’s global showdown. In 2013, Croeser was expected to be a contender in the under-23 category at the UCI MTB & Trials World Championships at the Cascades MTB Park, but a broken chain just metres after the start saw his dreams go up in smoke moments after the contest had begun. Now, he is looking forward to returning to the track where he has spent many hours in recent years and is hoping for a solid first showing on the international elite men’s stage in Kargo’s colours.‘An exciting time’ “It’s an exciting time for our Kargo team as we build towards this year’s World Cup in Pietermaritzburg,” said Croeser. “We know the course at Cascades really well and its one that I feel really suits me, so I’m looking forward to racing there against the best riders in the world in the near future. “It will be great to have the four of us competing in Kargo colours at the World Cup and hopefully we can put in a performance that really excites the South African mountain biking community because this is about them as much as it is about us, the riders,” he concluded. Despite Croeser having suffered a nasty crash just days before this past weekend’s Western Cape Open, which forced him to retire from the contest after two brave laps, the team still enjoyed a strong showing against a top class field, which included many of the European-based Orange Monkey pro team.World Cup qualification Walker and Rodenbach both put in strong performances with Walker finishing third behind race winner Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) and second placed Gert Heyns (ASG Cycling), while Rodenbach finished ninth and, in the process, claimed the all-important two UCI points needed for World Cup qualification. With the South African mountain bike community firmly behind them, the pressure will be on the newcomers to deliver an impressive performance at Cacades. However, with home ground advantage and the support of the large crowd, many are confident Peschl’s men will fly the South African flag high. The UCI MTB World Cup, presented by Shimano, at the Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg, is the opening round of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Lopetegui rues Real Madrid injuries

first_imgJulen Lopetegui made a point of highlighting injuries to key players after his strong start as Real Madrid coach ended with three winless matches in succession.After being hired as Zinedine Zidane’s successor, Lopetegui presided over a solid start to the season, dropping just two points in his first six matches across LaLiga and the Champions League.But Madrid were beaten 3-0 by Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on September 26, which was followed by a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid and Tuesday’s shock 1-0 defeat away to CSKA Moscow. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The pressure on Lopetegui has started to increase, but he is adamant it is only a blip, pointing to his lengthy injury list after Dani Carvajal – who he expects to miss a few weeks with a calf problem – was added on Thursday.”We’ve had a few setbacks and injuries,” Lopetegui told reporters on Friday. “Marcelo and Carvajal, who might be out for a few weeks, of course, Isco too.”And [Gareth] Bale, for example, picked up a strain [against Atletico]. These are things you see regularly with so many matches. Carvajal medical report.https://t.co/v4KXCPqLjm— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) October 4, 2018″Now we must overcome setbacks. It’s easier to make decisions with a full squad.”Lopetegui does expect Bale to return against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, however.”He’s a key player, an important player. Luckily, he’s trained well,” the coach added. “He felt a twinge and it was good for him to stop, it didn’t get worse. That’s why he came off against Atletico and now he’s ready again.”The former Spain boss was asked if he felt the criticism levelled at Madrid had been unfair or exaggerated, but he appeared to be calm about the situation.”Well, this is Real Madrid, it’s part of being the coach of this club,” he said. “The players are working hard; the attitude is very good.”There are always setbacks, you just have to overcome them. Over a season you have highs and lows – 10 days ago it was all perfect. Time to train! Today’s session at #RMCity is underway! #RMTV pic.twitter.com/Vpw3EAIKUg— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) October 5, 2018″It depends if you see the glass half full or half empty. I think in LaLiga at the moment we are tied at the top, and in the Champions League we had the performance against Roma [a 3-0 win], then we deserved the points against CSKA Moscow – hit the woodwork three times, we just couldn’t take the chances.”We’re not here to analyse what people think. We’re here to see what happens day in day out.”We focus on the game. We know what the club’s objectives are and we’re still on course, but we want to improve and I’m sure we will.”last_img read more

RPS vs SRH: It’s Steve Smith vs David Warner as rejuvenated Pune host confident Hyderabad

first_imgA confident Sunrisers Hyderabad, on a two-match winning run, will face a rejuvenated Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.WATCH: Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey dominate frenetic week 3 of IPL 2017Earlier this week, Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils at home and now they play their third away match. They had lost their earlier two away matches.And come Saturday, they will be keen to win the Pune clash so that they can take the confidence to their coming away games at Bengaluru and Mohali.Australian Steven Smith-led Pune, who defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match to end a three-match losing streak on Sunday, will be fresh and raring to go after a five-day break. Pune team, which has won two matches from five games, must have utilised the five-day break as a period to recharge their batteries and retrospect themselves with the middle campaign of the IPL about to reach.To overcome a strong team like Hyderabad, Pune will have to put up a strong show with both the bat and the ball. Pune will be expecting Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary and Ben Stokes to fire in order to post a good total.Pune’s bowling, always the weak link, must be confident after restricting a powerful RCB batting line-up to 134/9 in pursuit of 162. A lot will depend on how veteran South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir performs.Medium pacers Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Stokes and Daniel Christian will again need to raise the bar as they will be up against the likes of a top-heavy Hyderabad batting line-up, which features David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson. Australian left-handed opener Warner has been leading the way for them, having notched 239 run in six innings so far.advertisementWilliamson in the last match plundered 89 off 51 against Delhi Daredevils in his opening match of this edition. He was included because of the off-colour performances of Yuvraj Singh (96 runs) and Deepak Hooda (59 runs).In Ashish Nehra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hyderabad have two of India’s best shortest format medium pacers. Bhuvneshwar is currently the highest wicket-taker with 15 scalps. Meanwhile, Hyderabad’s newly acquired Afghan spin pair of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi has been impressive. But due to Williamson, Warner may leave Nabi out of the team.last_img read more

CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW REPORT COMES AHEAD OF JMC IN LONDON

first_img Related Items:british overseas territories, Constitutional Review Committee, foreign commonwealth office, joint ministral council, peter beckingham, rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Nov 2014 – Government will today present to media the findings contained within the report of the Constitutional Review Committee. A press conference is planned for this afternoon. The information comes just before the Premier is due to head off to London for the JMC or the Joint Ministerial Council for British Overseas Territories on December 1-4, 2014. Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing and Govenor, HE Peter Beckingham will both attend. It is believed the Premier will use this JMC as an opportunity to share the views of islanders with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the 2011 version of the Constitution, perhaps even talk of independence will come up. MM is also told the country’s Tourism Minister is seriously exploring opening a significant presence for the TCI in London. PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premierlast_img read more

Banks closed storm updates

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:banks, closed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – Additionally, banks will close today at 1pm and reopen on Monday, weather permitting. You can keep it here at Power 92 and Kiss FM for continuous coverage and regular storm updates.Take care of yourselves… take care of each other… and in the TCI we still believe that prayer changes things. Stay safe! CLOSED: Revenue and Treasury Offices overrun with mold 18 Underpopulated Primary Schools To Be Closed One Stop Shop Closed Tuesday June 23last_img

Save the Date a Holocaust legend coming to Providenciales

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, #Turks and Caicos Islands – February 27, 2018 – Organisers are admonishing residents, especially fans of the legendary novel ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to remember to save the date, Wednesday March 14, 2018 – that is when Eva Schloss will make an historic appearance and presentation.Schloss is one of the pivotal, real life characters from the acclaimed novel  which has been published in some 60 languages and she arrives in the Turks and Caicos in March for a series of events to share her captivating story.  The general public is invited to attend the free event at the Shore Club on March 14, 2018.  Doors Open at 6:30pm, the progam begins at 7pm.An Evening with Eva Schloss is courtesy of the Provo Jewish Community, with free admission.Schloss, who is a Holocaust survivor was the childhood friend and step-sister of Anne Frank and will share her own intriguing story of resilience. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#diaryofannefrank, #evaschloss, #provojewishcommunitylast_img read more

ATTs 5G E network helps it take crown as fastest US carrier

first_img AT&T makes the first transcontinental call, 100 years ago (pictures) Now playing: Watch this: 5G AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon 8 Originally published April 3, 6:30 a.m. PT.Update, April 5:50 a.m. PT: Adds comment from T-Mobile. AT&T tries tricking customers with 5G E logo Tags AT&T’s wireless network has become the fastest in the nation, according to Speedtest. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Maybe it really is evolving?AT&T’s wireless network was named the fastest in the US, it announced Wednesday, based on an analysis of speeds over the first quarter of 2019 by Ookla’s Speedtest. It noted that AT&T’s speeds improved by more than 15% during that period, while the other carriers plateaued.AT&T’s speeds jumped from 34.3 megabytes per second (MBPS) to 40.7 MBPS, according to the data it presented. By comparison, T-Mobile hit 35.4 MBPS, Sprint reached 34.9 MBPS and Verizon was at 33.3 MBPS.Keep in mind that different tests have yielded different results. Last month, OpenSignal, another firm that tests wireless speeds, said it found that AT&T’s controversial  5G E (short for 5G Evolution) clocked in slower than services from Verizon and T-Mobile. However, AT&T dismissed Opensignal’s method as flawed.center_img Internet Services Tech Industry 1:58 Comments In its announcement  Wednesday, AT&T highlighted its 5G E service — which is really just fancy branding for its advanced 4G LTE network — as a major factor in its speed growth, saying it laid the foundation for the upgrade to 5G next-generation cellular technology.”We are thrilled Ookla has confirmed that we are the fastest wireless network nationwide,” said Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer. “This is further proof that our wireless network strategy and build are benefiting our customers in ways that other carriers cannot match.” Responding to results from Speedtest, Verizon asserted that its wireless network is the fastest and most reliable.”The evidence is overwhelming that the Verizon wireless network is best, fastest and most reliable,” said spokesperson Howie Waterman in an emailed statement. “We focus on deploying the best technologies for our customers, at scale.”T-Mobile made a similar claim, noting that that people use their phones for upload as well as download.”When you look at the overall customer experience, there’s only one fastest LTE network: T-Mobile,” said Neville Ray, its chief technology officer. “We’ve led the industry on LTE speed for five years (20 straight quarters), all without lying to customers or pretending LTE is 5G.”Sprint didn’t responded to a request for comment. Share your voice 15 Photoslast_img read more

Disneys classic 90s Aladdin and Lion King games are out Oct 29

first_img Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Video Games TV and Movies $289 26 Photos $299 2 Best Buy News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Amazon See It See It See It Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 With the Aladdin and The Lion King remakes each raking in more than $1 billion at the box office this year, it’s apparently time to remaster the ’90s video game adaptations of the originals. The two games, which will be packaged together as one release called Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, will come to the Nintendo Switch, Sony PS4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC on Oct. 29 for $30.Be prepare to face off against the hyenas in The Lion King. Disney The collection — developed by Nighthawk Interactive and Digital Eclipse — will also include the Sega Genesis and Nintendo Game Boy versions of Aladdin, along with something called the “final cut” and a trade show demo that hasn’t been available since 1993. Lion King will get Genesis, Nintendo SNES and Game Boy versions.center_img Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Share your voice Nintendo Switch $299 Walmart See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Nintendo Switch Lite: All colors, all angles, and vs. Switch $299 Comments Tags There’s no mention of an SNES version of Aladdin, which was significantly different from the Genesis one and was developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. (We’ve embedded a comparison video of the SNES and Genesis versions.)The package will also include a world class menagerie of new features, like the ability to swap between upscaled and original graphics, visual filters, customizable controls, a rewind feature and Blu-ray-style extras.dcg-screenshot-6Stay one jump ahead of the lawmen in Aladdin. Disney The remaster was leaked Tuesday by Twitter user @wolverinefactor.First published Aug. 28 at 4:52 a.m. PT.Update, Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m. PT: Adds release date and price. Disney Genesis Microsoft Sony Nintendolast_img read more

1 suspended as Ilias Kanchan passes airport security with gun

first_imgIlias Kanchan. File PhotoThe Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Wednesday suspended one of its officials for negligence of duty as film star Ilias Kanchan passed security check with a bag containing his revolver at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.CAAB chairman air vice marshal M Naim Hassan told UNB that they have been investigating into the incident and on-duty operator Fazlar Rahman was suspended over the issue.However, the former film star and an activist demanding road safety told this correspondent that the breach was “unintentional” and in the first scanning the gun was not detected while he was going to Chattogram from Dhaka.Meanwhile, Mohibul Haque, secretary to ministry of civil aviation and tourism, said that the revolver was spotted by the on-duty security officials during second scanning of Ilias Kanchan’s luggage.They immediately brought it to Kanchan’s notice and he admitted that he was carrying a licensed gun, he added.But the film star denied it saying, “During the second scanning after getting the boarding pass, suddenly I could recall that I had a gun in my bag and immediately I informed it to the security officer.”last_img read more