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Fraser-Pryce welcomes Schippers, Thompson threats

first_imgJamaica sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says this will likely be her final Olympic Games, However, the 29 year old is very excited about the prospect of becoming the first female to win a historic three Olympic 100m gold medals.She is also looking forward to facing the new sensation Daphne Schippers of the Netherlands and other rising stars of the sport.Schippers, the world 200m champion and 100m silver medalist and the fastest woman over 60m this year, has been phenomenal since switching from the heptathlon to the sprints and many are projecting her to be the biggest threat to Shelly’s legacy.However, the Jamaican insists she is not worried about her opponents and even welcomes the challenge, which she anticipates will be her toughest of her three Olympic Games appearance.”Each year, you have persons coming to the forefront, person who will rise and that’s what happened to me (earlier in career). Daphne is a heptathlete, so she is very strong. But I don’t subscribe to reading about my opponents, I don’t follow them to be honest. I keep my head in my training and focus on that,” she told The Gleaner at a luncheon at GraceKennedy yesterday.ADDEDCOMPETITIONFraser-Pryce is expecting the added competition from Schippers as well as her club-mate and World Championships 200m silver medal winner Elaine Thompson among others will bring female sprinting into the limelight this year.”I am really excited about where female sprinting is right now, the bar has been set, no longer people will sit around waiting on (Justin) Gatlin and (Usain) Bolt. They will look for us and I am looking forward to the challenge. Elaine has done times that not even I have done and it’s exciting just to train with her and that has helped me to know I can do it.”But 2016 is going to be an incredible year for female sprinting and I would love to be a part of that. It will not only be good for them but it’s good for me to have that,” she added.” … I believe this is a testing year, where I will have to more than rise to the occasion. I love those challenges, as I have been Olympic champion twice and three times world champion and that’s a big feat,” said Fraser-Pryce.”So when 2016 comes and everybody ask if I am worried, I am not worried. Challenges make us and if I am to create history by just walking on the track without challenges it wouldn’t be satisfying,” she added.last_img read more

Sindhu seals final spot at Korea Open

first_imgSHARE Sindhu conquers Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title × pv-sindhu   –  THE HINDU COMMENT Published on Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu defeated China’s He Bingjiao in the semifinals to set up a mouth-watering summit clash with world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan at the Korea Open Super Series, here today.The 22-year-old Indian had come into the match with a 3-5 head-to-head record, having lost to the Chinese at the Asia Badminton Championship this year.But that didn’t matter as Sindhu saw off the World No.7 21-10 17-21 21-16 in a match that lasted an hour and six minutes here.The World No.4 Indian, who had won the China Super Series Premier last year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, now stands just one win away from another title.However, it will once again be her World Championship final nemesis and eighth seed Okuhara, who will stand in the way when they clash in the final tomorrow.The Olympic bronze-medallist Japanese entered the final with a 21-17 21-18 win over World No.2 compatriot Akane Yamaguchi, seeded second.Sindhu made a rampaging start to the opening game as she rushed to a 9-1 advantage before moving into the break at 11-4 when the left-handed Chinese hit out.Sindhu made a few unforced errors but she didn’t let it derail her game as she moved to a 10-point advantage and sealed it when Bingjiao once again hit out.In the second game, Sindhu and Bingjiao were tied 4-4 initially but the Indian once again clinched a five-point advantage at the break when she unleashed a body smash and then Bingjiao hit out again.But unforced errors by Sindhu and Bingjiao’s resilience helped the Chinese slowly erase the deficit and make it 10-13.Sindhu tried to engage her opponent in fast rallies but Bingjiao managed to claw back at 15-15 with a precise straight down-the-line smash.Sindhu suddenly hit a bad patch as two wide shots and one of her returns were buried in the net, giving the Chinese a 20-16 advantage. A deceiving return on Bingjiao’s serve saw Sindhu save a game point but the Chinese sealed it next when the Indian found the net again.The decider saw the longest and quickest rallies as both the shutters looked to outwit each other. Sindhu managed to lead 7-4 and 9-6 before Bingjiao clawed back with three straight points.However, two wide shots once again spoilt Bingjiao’s run as Sindhu held the advantage for the third time at the interval.The script didn’t change much after the break as Sindhu continued to lead even as Bingjiao struggled with her length and ended up sending the shuttle wide and long.Sindhu moved to a 19-15 lead before Bingjiao produced a powerful smash to gather a point but the Indian was in no mood to stretch it any further as she moved to the match point when Bingjiao hit wide again.The Indian then sealed the issue with a lucky net chord. RELATED center_img pv-sindhu   –  THE HINDU SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS September 16, 2017 sport nulllast_img read more

Bill Kristol Passes the Weekly Standard Torch People on the Move —

first_img In case you missed it… Working Mother has named Meredith Bodgas its new editor-in-chief. Bodgas joins the Bonnier Corp. brand from her role as executive editor for Bauer Xcel Media. She replaces editorial director Jennifer Owens, who is leaving the company. Xavier Romatet was named vice president of Condé Nast International. He joins from his role as president of Condé Nast France. Dean Stattmann was promoted to brand editor of Men’s Health from his post as deputy editor of digital projects. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Bill Kristol is stepping down as top editor of conservative magazine the Weekly Standard after 21 years at the helm. Time Inc.’s Sunset has hired Lauren Ladoceour as travel editor. She joins from her role as deputy online editor at Rodale’s Organic Life. In a note to readers Monday, Kristol wrote that he will continue to write weekly editorials, while contributing to the website, and writing longer features. He will take the title editor-at-large. Stephen Hayes was promoted to the newly created role of EIC from his role as senior writer. Deputy editor Richard Starr will take on the role of editor. The Atlantic continues its hiring spree with the addition of Rosie Gray covering global affairs and U.S. politics for TheAtlantic.com. Gray joins from the political team at Buzzfeed News. Mark Ford and Mark Ellis are leaving the Time Inc. c-suite. Read more… Marina Khidekel is now senior deputy editor of Women’s Health. She joins from her role as deputy editor at Cosmopolitan, a title which has seen an exodus of top editorial talent in the last few weeks. Perhaps not coincidentally, then-deputy editor Sascha de Gersdorff left Women’s Health to join Cosmo as executive editor on December 1.   “When we started the magazine in 1995, we hoped we’d last a while,” Kristol wrote. “It’s gratifying that we’re still going strong a generation later, and I appreciate more than I can say the efforts of all those who’ve made this possible.”last_img read more

BJP rally throws city traffic into tizzy

first_imgKolkata: Traffic in the city was thrown out of gear due to a demonstration staged by BJP supporters and workers on Thursday afternoon. The party workers and supporters had assembled near Deshapriya Park and then started marching towards Hazra crossing.They were protesting in connection with the issue of the National Register of Citizen (NRC) in Assam. Police stopped the procession when it reached Hazra crossing. They staged a sit-in-demonstration at the crossing, which led to massive traffic congestion. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMovement of traffic at the crossing remained suspended for around an hour from 2.15 pm. The party supporters finally withdrew the roadblock at around 3 pm.Long queues of vehicles were noticed on several roads due to the roadblock. Though the police tried to keep the vehicles moving by diverting buses and other vehicles through other roads, the roadblock at a crucial intersection like Hazra left an adverse effect on the city’s traffic movement.People were highly inconvenienced due to the traffic congestion as they got delayed in reaching their destinations.Monotosh Jha, a resident of North Kolkata, said: “I had to reach Tollygunge by 2.30 pm. But the vehicles in which I was travelling got stuck in the traffic congestion and got delayed.” He was finally found leaving the vehicle to walk towards the nearest Metro station to take a train to Tollygunge.last_img read more

Women use Tinder to confirm attractiveness

first_imgWomen on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found. “Women use dating apps to feel better about themselves more than men do,” Mons Bendixen, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).Being perceived as a potential partner by other users is regarded as positive, he said.On the other hand, “men tend to report a desire for casual sex and short-term relationships as a reason for using dating apps”, said lead author Ernst Olav Botnen, a clinical psychologist at the varsity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBut, “men who use these apps also seek long-term partners, but to a lesser extent than short-term partners”, he added.Further, women tend to spend more time on dating apps like Tinder than men do. But this is because women take longer to consider each candidate before deciding to move on, whatever their decision turns out to be.Conversely, men are more efficient. They pursue more candidates in less time and make more swift decisions about whether a candidate is someone they want to meet up with or not. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey are also more likely to initiate contact than women are, the researchers said, in a paper published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.”Women are more discerning. Men are more eager. This has clear evolutionary reasons. Women have more to lose by engaging with low-quality sexual partners than men do. That’s why men swipe right more often than women do,” explained Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Professor at the NTNU.The results were based on the study of 641 Norwegian university students aged between 19 and 29.The new app technology is primarily a new arena for short-term sex, and not necessarily a development that is leading to a change in sexual behaviour, the researchers said, adding that users on these apps end up with the same number of casual sex partners as non-users.last_img read more

Protocol flaw in MySQL client allows MySQL server to request any local

first_imgLast week, William de Groot, a digital forensics consultant discovered a protocol flaw in MySQL, which he alleges is the main reason behind e-commerce and government sites getting hacked via the Adminer database tool. He stated that Adminer can be “lured to disclose arbitrary files” which attackers can then misuse to fetch passwords for popular apps such as Magento and WordPress, thus gaining control of a site’s database.  Because of this flaw, MySQL client allows MySQL server to request any local file by default. He further states that an example of such a malicious MySQL server can be found at GitHub that was “likely used to exfiltrate passwords from these hacked sites”. A reddit user also pointed out that flaw could be further exploited to steal SSH keys and crypto wallets. The only check mark is that the server has to know the full path of the file on the client to exploit this flaw. Unlike Adminer, several clients and libraries including Golang, Python, PHP-PDO,  have built-in protection for this “feature” or disable it by default. This flaw is surprisingly a part of MySQL documentation which states: Source: MySQL Documentation You can head over to Willem Groot’s blog for more insights on this news. Alternatively, head over to his Twitter thread for a more in-depth discussion on the topic. Read Next How to optimize MySQL 8 servers and clients6 reasons to choose MySQL 8 for designing database solutions12 most common MySQL errors you should be aware oflast_img read more

Delta operations returning to normal after systems outage

first_img Monday, January 30, 2017 WASHINGTON — Delta flights are departing and a ground stop has been lifted after a systems outage Sunday night led to departure delays and cancellations.In a statement posted on the Atlanta-based airline’s website at 11:45 p.m., CEO Ed Bastian apologized to customers who were impacted by this “frustrating situation.”Delta says about 150 flights have been cancelled, with more expected.Bastian says this type of disruption “is not acceptable to the Delta family who prides itself on reliability and customer service.”Delta says a waiver has been issued for travel scheduled on Jan. 29 and 30, for rebooking by Feb. 3.In August, Delta suffered a computer breakdown after a power outage in its operations centre. The airline cancelled more than 2,000 flights over three days. Tags: Delta Delta operations returning to normal after systems outage Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more