IAAF, adidas launch daily best performer promotion

first_img Each day’s winning athletes will then form a final shortlist – the ‘champion of champions’ shortlist – and voting will take place from Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4. One athlete will emerge as the overall winner and get the accolade of being the Best Performer of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, presented by adidas. The overall winner will be announced on September 4, and will be presented with a special Golden Shoe Award at the IAAF Gala in November. ‘CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS’ In conjunction with official IAAF partner, adidas, the IAAF, in a release yesterday, has asked athletics fans around the world to choose the best performers of each day of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. After each evening session of the championships, which runs from August 22-30, a panel of experts will put together a shortlist of three athletes deemed to be among the day’s best performers. The IAAF will then announce the names of the three athletes – who need not be winners or even medallists, but, nevertheless, are competitors who grab the imagination of the experts – through the IAAF website and social media, opening it up to the public to vote via www.iaaf.org and decide a winner. The athlete with the most votes will be announced before the following day’s evening session (except for the winner of the final day, which will be announced the following morning, the day after the championships).last_img read more

TKR create history with successful title defence

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight wickets in a historic match, to become the first side to win back-to-back Caribbean Premier League (CPL) titles on Sunday night at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.The day belonged to the Knight Riders on the verge to their third CPL championship, win with victory from the toss. They gave the Warriors first strike and limited them to 147-9 from their 20 overs then charged to 150-2 with 2.3 overs to spare.Of course, the leading run scorer showed up to the party in a big way, smashing and unbeaten 68 which pushed the Trinidadians over the line.The top order didn’t fail last night, stepping up to the plate for the grand finale and putting their best foot forward in the circumstance.Denesh Ramdin (24) and Brendon McCullum (39) set the pace with a watchful opening partnership of 52 before the latter held out to Cameron Delport after hitting five boundaries and two maximums in the 24 deliveries faced.Ramdin was the next to fall when he found himself too far back in the crease and hit his wicket trying to score off Romario Shepherd. TKR were then, 87-2.Munro with his record aggregate of 567, returned to his usual dominant ways but Darren Bravo missed out on the action when he retired hurt for 4. Colin Ingram settled in alongside Munro and watched the fireworks from the other end.It was Munro’s sixth half century of the tournament, crafted off just 39 balls which included six boundaries and three sixes. He was later adjudged the Player-of-the-Tournament.The Warriors captain Chris Green and Shepherd accounted for the two TKR wickets that fell.Earlier in the night, backed by a boisterous crowd since stepping foot on the field, TKR got things rolling from the first ball as Ali Khan clean bowled Cameron Delport, no doubt sending a shock through the Warriors’ batting line up.Khary Pierre was excellent with the ball as he finished with 3 – 29 and was supported by the skipper Dwayne Bravo who bagged 2 – 30, while Khan, Fawad Ahmed and Sunril Narine removed one batsman each.Luke Ronchi tried valiantly to revive Guyana after his opening partner was removed for a golden duck, with a top score of 44 for his side. He slapped six fours and a maximum before he met his demise.Shimron Hetmyer looked good for his 15 but became another wicket for Ahmed as Warriors moved onto 52-2. Ronchi was the next wicket to fall with the score on 79, then Chadwick Walton (1) ended his miserable season at the hands of Pierre, two runs later.Jason Mohammed (24) and Sherfane Rutherdford (12) were not too effective with the bat either as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Green (5) and Sohail Tanvir (3) were removed early as well, but some fight did come from the lower order.Shepherd made 10 while Rayad Emrit was left not out on 14 along with Imran Tahir who had eight.last_img read more

‘He’s a typical Man United player’ – Rene Meulensteen backs Memphis Depay to be Old Trafford star

first_imgMemphis Depay is perfectly suited to Manchester United, according to the club’s former coach Rene Meulensteen.The 21-year-old has agreed to join his former Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in a £25million deal after an impressive season for PSV Eindhoven, and Meulensteen believes his fellow countryman will prove a hit in the Premier League.“It is a very promising signing for Manchester United,” said the Dutch coach, who spent more than a decade on United’s coaching staff under Sir Alex Ferguson.“He is another one that comes off the conveyor belt of Holland that has produced many good players over the years. And I think he is a typical Manchester United player.“The biggest advantage for Memphis coming to Man United is Louis van Gaal being there. He knows him, he had him as a player in the national team, and he knows exactly how he is going to use him.“I can see Man United moving to a 4-3-3 and he is a typical winger who can play on either side.“He has got a great combination of power and strength and pace. He is very, very quick. If you have got pace, especially in a strong league like the Premier League, it is a great asset to have.”last_img read more

Poll – Who should play at Wembley?

first_img Poll – Who should play at Wembley? 1 After both Chelsea and Tottenham were linked with playing games at the national stadium while their new ground are being built, the Drivetime boys want your views…last_img


first_imgLEGENDARY local band Raw are set to play a gig at O’Donnell Park.The group will play at the St Eunan’s GAA clubhouse on Friday, April 10, with a €5 cover charge, followed by a disco.The club is also providing a free shuttle bus to and from the park and Market Square in Letterkenny. Doors open on the night at 8pm. LOCAL BAND RAW SET TO ROCK O’DONNELL PARK was last modified: March 24th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bandgigletterkennyO’Donnell ParkRawlast_img read more


first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News:The Under 21 team travel to Kickhams Creggan G.A.C. Antrim this Sunday 15th February for their re-scheduled Ulster Club Championship Semi Final tie with St. Joseph’s of Cavan. Throw in is set for 2pm and all support will be greatly appreciated.There will be a supporters bus travelling to the game and anyone interested in booking a place can do so can book by contacting Anne on 086 8342449. The club are hosting a 70s/80s disco night this coming Saturday in the Clubhouse. Doors open at 9pm and it’s only €5 admission. There is a super DJ lined up to provide the entertainment. It’s an event that will appeal to young and old(er!) so everyone is welcome to come along as it promises to be a great night. There will be a number of promotions on the night. Keep an eye on Social Media for further details. Registration will take place this Saturday, the 14th from 12pm to 3pm in the Clubhouse. Prices are as follows. Single Adult €50, Single Student/Child €30, 1 Adult Family €90, 2 Adult Family €120.Any queries regarding registration, please contact Anne Forde on 086 8342449.The Senior Team opened their Ulster Club League campaign with a 3-10 to 1-12 victory away to Malin last Saturday.Lotto.This weeks winning numbers are 5,11,16,17There were 7 x match 3 winners each getting €15Rosemary Hannigan, MagherennanJohn Cavanagh, Gortlee Greg Harkin, Bohirril ParkJonathan Scanlon, AughnaddyMary Sweeney, GarrycawleyAll above were direct debit John McGinley, DrumahoeSeamus Mc Elwee, FintownAbove sold by Adrian Shields.Anyone who wishes to have anything included in the weekly notes, please email gareth.mcglynn@hotmail.com before 9pm on a Monday evening.ST EUNAN’S FACE KICKHAMS CREGGAN G.A.C. IN ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

Blue Jays giving Pillar the spotlight to himself in return to Toronto

first_imgTORONTO — Tuesday could have been the most important day of the season for the Toronto Blue Jays.Instead of generating excitement and creating a buzz around the franchise by promoting their top prospect, the Blue Jays are reserving the spotlight at the Rogers Centre for Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar.The No. 1 prospect in baseball, third baseman Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., is being billed as a franchise savior. But with Toronto electing to stash Guerrero in Triple-A, Tuesday is all about the …last_img read more

If Giants’ front office is convinced by team’s success, Zaidi can’t trade Bumgarner

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — If the Giants truly believe they can shock the rest of baseball and storm their way into the playoffs, then Madison Bumgarner isn’t going anywhere.There’s no doubting the significance of what Bumgarner means to the franchise, where he stands in the club’s storied history and how much his postseason performances resonate with Giants fans.But for the first two months of the season, there was concern over what type of value a free agent-to-be held on a team that appeared destined …last_img read more

Two Ohioans are USFRA’s Faces of Farming finalists – VOTE NOW

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With passionate farmers and ranchers across the country eager to share the story behind our food with consumers, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance announced the eight finalists in its third Faces of Farming and Ranching contest. This program searches for the men and women who grow and raise food, from row crops and veggies to beef and pork, to help put real faces on agriculture. Ohioans Lauren Schwab and Emily Buck made the list.Schwab is a freelance journalist and is employed on her family’s 1,100-sow farrow to wean swine farm in Butler County. She works as the farrowing house manager.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Schwab about being named a finalistUSFRA Faces Lauren SchwabBuck is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University in agricultural communication and lives and works on a Marion County grain and sheep farm with her husband John and their daughter Harlie Grace.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Buck about being named a finalistUSFRA Faces Emily BuckFinalists were selected from all eligible submissions based upon four main criteria. Judging criteria included: demonstration of initiatives that advance the field and show dedication to continuous improvement; proficiency in public speaking; active participation in creating dialogue about entrant’s work via traditional and social media channels; and demonstration of a deep understanding of agriculture-related issues.Winners will share their stories and experiences about how food is grown and raised in the United States on a national stage through media interviews, consumer-facing public appearances, blog posts and more.Visit the USFRA website to learn more about each of the finalists and watch short videos highlighting their operation. Then, vote for finalists who will best represents the passion and innovation driving agriculture today. Votes will be factored into the final decision-making process that will determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching. Voting ends on Sunday, October 23rd.Winners will be announced on Nov. 9, 2016, during a USFRA press conference at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention (NAFB) in Kansas City.last_img read more

Now Live, Twitter’s New Ads: Are You Brave Enough for This?

first_imgShort-form social network Twitter has taken a bold new step in exploring its potential business model. The company appears to have begun promoting keywords in its “trending topics” list for sponsors. When users click on a promoted trending topic, they are brought to a search results page, where the page is topped by a promoted Tweet. They aren’t sent to an ad landing page, but to a live and uncensored conversation. That’s what we’re seeing with the new movie Toy Story 3 today at least. It’s a logical and interesting way for the company to make money. It’s also unlike almost any other advertising in history. Twitter announced its promoted Tweets search results program this Spring and social network watchers have been waiting to see promoted Tweets appearing in the middle of users’ streams. Tonight’s inclusion of sponsored trending topics may be the closest thing we’ve seen yet. (Twitter user @ed appears to have seen it first.) The company hasn’t yet responded to our request for comment on the new program.Recent research from HP found that the level of Twitter chatter about a movie could do a better job predicting that film’s box office performance than leading industry methods – so perhaps it’s no co-incidence that a film was first to put down money to increase the chatter.How These Ads Are Radically NewIt’s cool that the links aren’t just links to advertisements, but to the real-time conversation (good and bad) that users are having about the topic. Sponsorship is just a way to influence and increase the profile of the conversation about a product, without controlling it. That’s a radical proposition and one that would only work for brave or lovable sponsors. BP has spent millions of dollars buying Google ads for search terms like “oil spill,” for example, but is very unlikely to spend money promoting the Twitter conversation about its brand or related topics.So what about your company? Are you brave enough to buy an ad that would propel open-ended public conversation about your company towards the front of mind for tens of millions of people?Update: After publication, we learned that Peter Kafka of All Things D actually covered this program first last Friday. Some additional details are available in that report. marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#advertising#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more