Maybank Bali Marathon earns bronze label from World Athletics

first_imgThe annual Maybank Bali Marathon (MBM), held by private lender PT Bank Maybank Indonesia, has become the first marathon race in Indonesia to win the road race bronze label from World Athletics, the international governing body for the sport of athletics.The MBM achieved the label after fulfilling requirements set and verified by World Athletics, formerly known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), including AIMS-certified mileage and routes, road closures and time-recording systems.It also fulfilled the requirements of international runners’ attendance, medical assistance, media coverage, standardization of comfort and safety of runners and compliance with all competition regulations set by World Athletics. Maybank Indonesia president director Taswin Zakaria said the achievement would not only make the MBM an internationally recognized running competition but also raise Indonesia’s contribution to the marathon arena.“With this bronze label achievement, we are committed to continuously improving the quality of the competition, especially in the comfort and safety aspects that include the infrastructure medical assistance,” said Taswin, as stated in a statement released by MBM organizers.Taswin added that the company had implemented the “You Register, You Run” campaign to avoid data manipulation and ensure that MBM participants were the ones registered in the company’s data bank.In addition to achieving the bronze label, the MBM is now also included in the Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) Wanda Age Group World Rankings, which enables athletes in nine separate age groups to compete in marathons across the world to earn ranking points in a one-year qualifying period.The ninth MBM will be held on Aug. 30 with contested categories including a marathon (42.1 km), a half-marathon (21 km), a 10 km and a kids’ dash. Registration is open from Feb. 25.As a preparatory step, Maybank Indonesia will hold the Road to Maybank Marathon activities for the next six months in collaboration with health experts and running coaches.Prospective participants will get access to training and education prior to the race day, including running clinics and joint training through the Sunday Morning Long Run, where they will be given education about the cut-off time (COT) of the race per category.Topics :last_img read more

Four Southland Student-Athletes Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

first_imgAdeyemi-Berglund is the 20th student-athlete in school history to be recognized as an Academic All-American by CoSIDA and the first football representative. His selection marks the fifth straight athletic season that Southeastern has had at least one Academic All-America selection.Adeyemi-Berglund was a second team All-Southland Conference selection as a senior, as the leading pass rusher for a SLU defense that ranked among the FCS leaders in tackles for loss and sacks. Adeyemi-Berglund led the Lions with 16.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles to go with 61 tackles, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery.Gibbens is a first-time honoree and Fink was a First Team awardee at the conclusion of the 2018. Fink is the first Wildcat football player to receive this honor in consecutive years since defensive Bill Clayton won his third prize in 1989. Wide receiver Sean Grady also received a spot on the second team that same year.Gibbens, a native of Bulverde, Texas and accounting major with a 4.0 grade-point average was one of three first team linebackers along with Bucknell’s Rick Mottram and Nevada’s Lucas Weber.Fink, a native of Coppell, Texas and finance major will be graduating this Friday, was one of only four wide receivers nationwide named Academic All-America along wide first-team picks Brandon Arconado (Washington State) and Andrew Griffin (Princeton), and fellow second-team honoree Bryce Nunnelly (Chattanooga).Fink leaves ACU with 2,323 career receiving yards on 188 receptions and 14 touchdowns. He ranks seventh all-time at ACU in receiving yardage and third behind Jerale Badon (235) and Taylor Gabriel (215) in catches.Walker achieved a 3.69 GPA as a biochemistry/molecular biology major. He led the FCS with 15.0 sacks for losses totaling 108 yards. Walker recorded 55 tackles overall, 19.5 for losses totaling 134 yards and forced two fumbles.The Slidell, Louisiana, native was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2017 and 2018. Walker was an All-Southland Conference First Team selection and earned all-conference honorable mention as a freshman and has been an academic all-conference selection each of the last two years.To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American consideration, a student-athlete in his or her second year or later at his or her current institution must carry a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a key contributor in competition. The Academic All-American teams are made of first team Academic All-District selections and were voted on by the CoSIDA membership.FIRST TEAMPos.    Name                                  School                                          Yr.       GPA             MajorQB        Justin Herbert (1) ($)         University of Oregon                        Sr.        4.00            General ScienceRB        Travis Brannan                  U.S. Naval Academy                       Sr.        4.00            Ocean EngineeringRB        Ezra Gray                          Alabama State                                 Sr.        4.00            Computer Information SystemsWR       Brandon Arconado            Washington State University            Gr.       3.65            MIS (UG) / MBA (G)WR       Andrew Griffin                    Princeton University                        Sr.        3.82            Computer ScienceTE        Charlie Kolar                      Iowa State University                       Jr.        3.98            Mechanical EngineeringOL        Jacob Bacon (1)                Drake University                               Sr.        4.00            MBAOL        Eric Cal                              U.S. Naval Academy                        Sr.        3.93            ChemistryOL        Adam Holtorf (1)                Kansas State University                   Gr.       3.92/3.80     Business & Agribusiness (G)OL        Jacob Marnin (1)               Southern Illinois University               Gr.       4.00/4.00     Criminology & Criminal JusticeOL        Justin Szuba                      Monmouth University                       So.       4.00            History EducationK          Rodrigo Blankenship         University of Georgia                        Gr.       3.71/3.65     Broadcast Journalism (UG) / Journalism (G)ST        Blake Best (2)                    University of Kentucky                      Sr.        4.00            Economics & FinanceDL        Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund    Southeastern Louisiana University   Sr.        3.81            Exercise ScienceDL        Kyle Finch                          Montana State University                  Jr.        4.00            Mechanical EngineeringDL        Victor Jergens                   Drake University                                Sr.        3.98            FinanceDL        Jack Raines                       Mercer University                              Gr.       3.99            Finance / SpanishLB        Jack Gibbens                    Abilene Christian University               Sr.        4.00            AccountingLB        Rick Mottram                     Bucknell University                             Jr.        4.00            Mechanical EngineeringLB        Lucas Weber                     University of Nevada                         Gr.       4.00            Public Health (UG)/Secondary Education (G)DB        Spencer DeMedal             Duquesne University                         Jr.        3.98            BiologyDB        Kyle Hegedus                    Youngstown State University            Gr.       3.89/4.00    Exercise Science (UG)/Physical Therapy (G)DB        K.J. Smith                           University of North Alabama            Sr.        4.00            Interdisciplinary StudiesDB        Jelani Taylor                     Cornell University                               Sr.        3.95            Hotel AdministrationP          Blake Gillikin (1)                Pennsylvania State University            Sr.        4.00            KinesiologySECOND TEAMPos.     Name                                School                                                   Yr.       GPA             MajorQB       Tom Flacco (*)                Towson University                            Gr.       4.00/3.80   Applied Information Technology (G)RB        Jake Chisholm               University of Dayton                        So.       3.97           Pre-MedRB        Brad Sznajder (2)          Butler University                              Sr.        3.88           FinanceWR      Josh Fink (1)                  Abilene Christian University             Sr.        3.81          FinanceWR      Bryce Nunnelly              Chattanooga                                    Jr.        3.81           Mechanical EngineeringTE         Ean Pfeifer                   University of Louisville                     Gr.       4.00/4.00   MBA (G)OL       Blaise Andries                University of Minnesota                   Sr.        3.86           MathematicsOL       Graham Ashkettle          Eastern Kentucky University            Jr.        4.00           ChemistryOL       Isaiah Kent-Schneider   Drake University                              Gr.     3.98/4.00     Sec. Edu./Env. Science (UG)/STEM Education (G)OL       Calvin Throckmorton     University of Oregon                        Sr.        3.82            Human PhysiologyOL       Dakota Wilson (2)          Idaho State University                      Sr.        3.97            Health ScienceK          Samuel Hayworth          Eastern Kentucky University            Gr.       3.96            Biomedical Science (UG) / Public Health (G)ST        Connor McGinnis           University of Oklahoma                   Gr.       4.00            Finance (UG) / Finance (G)DL        Jonathan Clayton          Coastal Carolina University              Sr.        3.95            Business Management & MarketingDL        Brogan McPartland       Harvard University                            Sr.        3.65            Applied MathematicsDL        Sam Renner                  University of Minnesota                    Gr.       3.54/3.60  Accountancy (G)DL        Andre Walker                Houston Baptist University                Sr.        3.69            Biochemistry / Molecular BiologyLB        Jackson Hankey             North Dakota State University         Jr.        4.00            Agricultural EconomicsLB        Luke Nelson                   University of Northern Colorado      Sr.        3.97            Criminology & Criminal JusticeLB        Dante Olson                   University of Montana                      Sr.        3.91            Business Administration / ManagementDB        Jordan Fuller (1) (#)      Ohio State University                        Sr.        3.60            Business MarketingDB        Tiger Garcia (2)             UC Davis                                          Sr.        3.92            Managerial EconomicsDB        Kekaula Kaniho             Boise State University                      Jr.        3.93            Health SciencesDB        Tim Simon                      University of Dayton                        Sr.        3.83            Mechanical EngineeringP          Trent Schneider              University of South Florida              Jr.        4.00            Communication Courtesy of Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist and Southeastern Louisiana Athletics Media RelationsAUSTIN, Texas – The Southland Conference placed four football student-athletes on the 2019 Academic All-America Division I Football Teams, CoSIDA announced Monday. Southeastern Louisiana defensive lineman Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund and Abilene Christian linebacker Jack Gibbens were selected to the first team while Abilene Christian wide receiver Josh Fink and Houston Baptist defensive lineman Andre Walker appeared on the second team. In addition to being one of the team leaders for a Lion team that made its third playoff appearance in school history, Adeyemi-Berglund carries a 3.81 cumulative grade point average as an exercise science major.last_img read more

President Sirleaf Visits George W. Bush Presidential Library-Museum

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid a historic visit to the George Walker Bush, Jr. Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University in Texas, United States of America, and later met the former U.S. President.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf visited the Presidential Library and Museum recently while in the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The permanent exhibit at the Library and Museum looks at the life and career of President George W. Bush. The exhibit brings the story of President and Mrs. Bush’s leadership to life for visitors by highlighting the principles they followed when making key decisions and by promoting an understanding of the presidency, American history, and public policy.At the Library, the President was taken on a guided tour by the Curator of facility, Ms. Amy Polley.Artifacts, documents, audiovisual, and interactive components capture the key decisions and events of the Presidency of George W. Bush. Visitors experience many facets of President Bush’s time in the White House, including the campaign and the 2000 election, key legislative moments from the presidency, and compassionate policy initiatives enacted during his Administration.During her Tete-a-tete with President Bush, President Sirleaf among other things recounted his role in the search for lasting peace in Liberia, the formation of a Transitional Government and the holding of free, fair and democratic elections in 2005 as well as his commitment to consolidate the fragile peace that is now being nurtured.President Sirleaf was accompanied to the Library and Museum by Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jeremiah Sulonteh, and a host of government officials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea target Juventus pair in €100 million-plus raid

first_imgChelsea are launching a €100 million-plus raid on Juventus.La Stampa says Chelsea are offering €114m for Juventus pair Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro.Director general Beppe Marotta confirmed this week that Juventus had received “a substantial offer” for Alex Sandro, but he had to request a transfer before they’d even consider it.As for Bonucci, there are increasing reports in the Italian media that the centre-back is ready to move on and try new challenges.Chelsea are said to being willing to offer €70 million alone for Sandro.last_img

Firefox 57 lists thirdparty accessibility tools that may spy on users

first_imgFirefox 57 lists third-party accessibility tools that may spy on users by Martin Brinkmann on August 29, 2017 in Firefox – 3 commentsMozilla plans to list all third-party accessibility tools that integrate with the Firefox web browser on about:support in Firefox 57.The developers of the Firefox web browser plan to add a new preference to the browser’s privacy settings on top of that that Firefox users may enable to prevent accessibility services from accessing the web browser.Bug 1384567 and Bug1384672 on Bugzilla@Mozilla highlight the reason behind the decision to list third-party accessibility tools and add the option to Firefox’s privacy preferences:We’re detecting a long list of obscure and some not so obscure 3rd party Windows applications that use accessibility to snoop on user activity. We want to cut down on this by better communicating when a11y is active. This bug is about adding a new section under preferences -> privacy that displays a11y active state and provides a switch to force accessibility off.Firefox 57: third-party accessibility tools handlingThe new feature is already implemented in the most recent version of Firefox Nightly. Firefox Nightly is the cutting edge development version of the web browser.The screenshot above shows the new option in the Firefox privacy preferences:Load about:preferences#privacy in the browser’s address bar to display the privacy preferences of the web browser.Scroll down until you find “Prevent accessibility services from accessing you browser”.Check the box to block access.Restart FirefoxIf you run Firefox 57, you may check which third-party accessibility tools are accessing the browser, and base the decision on whether to block access or not on that.Load about:support in the Firefox address bar.Scroll down until you come to the Accessibility section. You may want to use the on-page find by tapping on F3 and searching for accessibility to jump to the section quickly.All third-party accessibility tools are listed under “accessibility instantiator”.This shows all executable file names that are watching the Firefox browsing activity locally.Mozilla plans to link to a wiki page that provides additional information on third-party accessibility tools and user privacy. The page is not up yet however.SummaryArticle NameFirefox 57 lists third-party accessibility tools that may spy on usersDescriptionMozilla plans to list all third-party accessibility tools that integrate with the Firefox web browser on about:support in Firefox 57.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more