Alia Atkinson wins 50-meter breaststroke at FINA World Cup

first_imgJamaica’s queen of the swimming pool, Alia Atkinson, kicked off her FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup campaign with another win. Atkinson won the 50-meter short course breaststroke in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. 25th career win The world-record holder copped her the 25th career win in 29.46 seconds ahead of her perennial rival Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte, who was a closely behind in 29.51. Russian Natalia Ivaneeva won the bronze medal in 29.87.center_img Atkinson, who easily qualified for the final with a time of 29.73, found herself trailing Meilutyte, who reacted faster at the start – 0.59 to 0.69 – but the Jamaican, relying on her improved back-end speed, surged to get by the Lithuanian in time to touch first.Last season Atkinson competed at eight of the nine World Cup stops and was undefeated in all eight of her 50-metre breaststroke races.4th in 100 metersIn her final race of the day, Atkinson competed in the final of the 100 meters individual medley in which she finished fourth.World record holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won in 57.02. The silver medal went to Sarah Sjöström in 57.61 while former record holder in the event Australian Emily Seebohm won Bronze in 58.63.Atkinson, the CCCAN and CARIFTA’s standard bearer clocked 59.55.The Jamaican star will be in action in the 200m breaststroke and 100m butterfly on Thursday.last_img read more

Edward Gaming rakes in over £11m in funding round

first_imgEdward Gaming, a Chinese esports organisation, has closed a pre-A funding round bringing in almost 100,000,000 yuan (£11,629,000).The round was co-led by China Capital Entertainment and China Investment Capital Corporation, according to the announcement. Outside of the announcement, it’s said that Yao Capital – NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming‘s firm – also co-led this investment round.It has been made clear that Edward Gaming intends to make use of this investment by improving and building up its management, as well taking steps into content to supplement its growth in order to stay relevant.Wu Lihua, CEO of Super League Group stated: “This is not a small industry. In such a stage, we must put forward more standardized management of the club and the ability to integrate external resources and promote its own growth in a higher dimension. Otherwise, it will not be able to withstand this plate.”Lihau also explained that Edward Gaming is looking to use experience from traditional sports clubs to help speed up growth of the organisation, both internally and externally. It’s said that he’s considering web content, manga, and short video content as methods of building a brand beyond just competing. Edward Gaming has done well up until this point, mainly based on its success in the LPL.“E-sports represents the culture and entertainment of a new generation of young people. We hope that outside the e-sports competition, they can create more connections with the club,” Lihua continued. “Net text, two-dimensional elements and offline experiences are all under consideration. We hope that through these contents, the club’s culture can better infiltrate into their total life, and they will create a more connected atmosphere.”Edward Gaming currently competes in the LPL division for League of Legends, in the Kings Pro League for Arena of Valor, and in PUBG. The organisation is sponsored by Gillette, Acer, HUTA TV, Akko, BB-Esports Community, Intel, and Steel Series.Esports Insider says: Edward Gaming has been impressive in the LPL for quite some time, not forgetting its mobile division too. It’s good to see Lihau and co. looking to establish the organisation beyond merely competing, esports is a growing industry and its takes a lot to truly stand out.last_img read more

Player of the Week: Garvo Lanete leading Meralco resurgence

first_imgGarvo Lanete. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDesperate times call for desperate measures.And for undermanned Meralco, it found a hero in Garvo Lanete, who kept the Bolts’ flickering playoff hopes alive in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Abueva grateful for second chance at Gilas Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With a two-game winning run, the Bolts moved into a tie with TNT and Blackwater in ninth place.The Bolts wrap up their elimination round against Magnolia on Saturday in what could very well determine their fate in the all-Filipino conference.Lanete edged Magnolia forward Rome dela Rosa, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, Chris Ross and Arwind Santos, and NLEX guard Kevin Alas for the weekly plum for the period of February 12 to 18.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Dead in the water a week ago, the Bolts somehow, remained in the hunt for a quarterfinals berth thanks in large part to Lanete, who has been leading his team in scoring the past couple of games.The former San Beda star, who has hit seven 3-pointers combined the last two games, averaged 21.5 points in victories over Phoenix and Barangay Ginebra to earn the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLanete poured in 24 points on 4-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc in a 92-90 win over the Fuel Masters on Valentine’s Day.He sustained that form on Sunday night at Philippine Arena where Meralco gained a measure of retribution against fierce rival Ginebra as he went for 19 points that went with two rebounds, and three steals in an 84-82 victory. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

IN PICTURES: MIRACLE ESCAPE AS RUNAWAY BUS WRECKS CARS IN MOVILLE

first_imgTHIS was the scene in the centre of Moville today after a runaway bus ploughed into cars on the main street.Incredibly no-one was injured in the incident which happened at around 8.30am.“It could have been so much worse,” said one eye-witness. Gardai have sealed off the area and were diverting traffic while an investigation takes place.“No-one has been hurt in the incident and Gardai are now at the scene,” said a Garda spokesman.Six cars and the bus have been damaged in the incident.Bus company owner Joe McGonagle said the bus – which was due to drive to Derry – was evacuated after the handbrake caused problems. After the driver got the passengers off, he thought he had secured it and went to see of he could get some help.But while he was gone the bus took off, smashing into the cars.IN PICTURES: MIRACLE ESCAPE AS RUNAWAY BUS WRECKS CARS IN MOVILLE was last modified: October 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:IN PICTURES: MIRACLE ESCAPE AS RUNAWAY WRECKS CARS IN MOVILLElast_img read more