USAT launches new rankings engine

first_img Related USA Triathlon (USAT) has launched a new and improved rankings engine – with more functionality and a crisper, cleaner look that will improve the way triathletes can find out where they stack up against others in the their age group in the United States.The rankings have been a valuable benefit for USAT members for several years. The system uses a mathematical formula to rank athletes according to their performances at USAT sanctioned events throughout the year, with the final year-end rankings determining ‘All-America’ and ‘Honorable Mention’ honours.“We are extremely excited about making this available to our members and the work our staff put in to make this a reality,” said USAT Operations Director Gordon Weldon. “This new engine offers more flexibility and robust functionality than our previous system. I am confident our members will appreciate how they are able to access their results and rankings more efficiently.”Athletes can search on specific events by type, distance, state, region, or category – or by a specific athlete to see individual results – with the reports and queries returned more quickly. If age-groupers want to know where they stack up against elite athletes, that functionality is now also available.Though non-USAT members are not included in the official year-end rankings, they can now see where they rank among USAT members at any point of the year and have the opportunity to sign up for annual membership to make their ranking official.The engine is also completely integrated with USAT’s membership and sanctioned races databases, allowing the system to be used to find complete results from every sanctioned USAT race. And race directors and event timers will soon be able to submit their results directly into the database, meaning a quicker turnaround of rankings following the completion of events.The system is also enabled for detecting errors, including removing duplicate and mis-assigned results.Plans are in place to add club and collegiate team ranking functionality in www.usatriathlon.orglast_img read more

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first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Two Caribbean nationals elected to Council for 1.2 billion young people

first_img Tweet 182 Views   no discussions MALTA – Two Caribbean nationals have been elected to the Commonwealth Youth Council, representing national youth bodies from 53 countries.Nikoli Jean-Paul Edwards from Trinidad and Tobago will serve as Vice Chairperson, Policy, Advocacy and Projects while Sujae Boswell from Jamaica will serve as Regional Representative, Caribbean and the Americas.Kishva Ambigapathy, a youth leader and engineering student from Malaysia, was chosen as Chairperson, and will be supported by an executive committee of other elected youth leaders including representatives of Africa and Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, and Pacific regions.The Commonwealth Youth Council is a coalition of national youth councils and other youth-led bodies and the recognised voice of the more than 1.2 billion young people aged 29 or under in Commonwealth member countries.The nine-person executive is responsible for advocating on behalf of young people on issues such as employment, equality and climate change, and encouraging youth-led action on development challenges throughout the Commonwealth. Their two-year mandate runs until 2017.One of the new executive’s first tasks will be to present the recommendations and priorities of the 400 youth leaders who attended the Youth Forum and General Assembly to Commonwealth leaders.The other elected candidates are:Vice Chairperson, Partnerships and Resources – Faith Manthi from KenyaVice Chairperson, Inclusion and Engagement – Angelique Pouponneau from SeychellesRegional Representative, Africa and Europe – Sharonice Davinnia Busch from NamibiaRegional Representative, Asia – Pravin Nikam from IndiaRegional Representative, Pacific – Christina Giwe from Papua New GuineaRepresentative, Special Interest Groups – David Aoneaka from Papua New GuineaThe Commonwealth Youth Council was first established in 2013 with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat. It was endorsed by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their biennial summit in Sri Lanka that year as an autonomous, youth-led organisation. Share Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Two Caribbean nationals elected to Council for 1.2 billion young people by: Caribbean News Service – November 26, 2015 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more


first_imgHunters fullback Edene Gabbie ruled out for round 24 clash against Capras RUGBY LEAGUE By DENNYS IORERE PNG Hunters coach and his 18-man squad left the country yesterday without regular fullback Edene Gabbie who was ruled out with a knee injury in the last minute. PNG Rugby Football League media and public relations manager Ephata Samuel told the Post-Courier yesterday that Gabbie was sustained a knee injury and was ‘not fit’ to travel after undergoing medical checks. In a slight reshuffle, Samuel said Hunters utility back Adex Wera will replace the try-scoring freak at fullback for the away game at Browne Park in Rockhampton tomorrow. Gabbie will join Willie Minoga who has been rested for this weekend’s round 24 Intrust Super Cup clash against Central Queensland Capras after sustaining a groin injury. The 23-year-old fullback scored a double in their impressive 40-16 victory over the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in their last home in Port Moresby on Sunday. Wera will also be the second player to reach the 100 game-milestone for the Hunters in the Intrust Super Cup. Samuel added that Wera who is Hunters No.6 made his debut after playing at fullback against the Redcliffe Dolphins in March 2014. “In his first game for the Hunters he played at fullback and coincidentally he will be playing his 100th game at fullback,” Samuel said. “Butler Morris will move to the centres to replace Adex (Wera) while Patrick Morea will be the 18th travelling with the team.” Otherwise the rest of the team remains. The team is Adex Wera, Junior Rau, Thompson Teteh, Butler Morris, Bredon Gotuno, Ase Boas (Captain), Charlie Simon, Enoch Maki, Wartovo Puara Jr, Moses Meninga, Nixon Put, Rhadley Brawa, Stanton Albert, Interchange; Watson Boas, Ila Alu, McKenzie Yei, Dilbert Isaac and Patrick Morea. In an earlier interview, Boas (Ase) said he was confident they boys could pull off the much-needed win. “I have faith in the boys. For us, we got nothing to lose and we will be going there to defend our title when the finals come,” he said. “I urge all our supporters out there to come support us whether you watching live on TV or physically on the ground to watch, we need your support.” Marum also said the win would also cement their spot in the finals playoff. “A win will certainly have us in the finals. Whether it’s a home or away, it is (still) good for us. But like I said earlier, we are taking one game at a time and every challenge for us is important,” Marum said.last_img read more

Sir Alex aims cheeky dig at Neville following United legends’ win over Bayern

first_img REPLY no dice 1 shining While United edged past Bayern with two late goals in Barcelona back in 1999, the scoreline was far wider this time around, as efforts from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Yorke, Nicky Butt, Louis Saha and Beckham earned them a 5-0 victory.One United legend who was struggling to hit the target was Sky Sports pundit Neville, who showed his lack of prowess in front of goal, firing wide when well placed, leaving Ferguson and his assistant Steve McClaren laughing on the bench. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Gary Neville played in the Man United exhibition match tense The right-back, who netted seven times in 602 appearances for United, spoke about his lack of fitness and what his former manager told him after the match.“You couldn’t shoot 20 years ago son! Why the hell you trying today?” Neville wrote on Instagram.“We’re finished physically to be honest with you, you watch the lads in the Premier League and they’re amazing,” he told BT Sport.“I watch them every week and you feel how far you are away.“My mind knows what to do but my body isn’t taking me there and that’s why we’re all retired. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Gary Neville with only the keeper to beat smashes one wide 🙃Sir Alex’s reaction sums it up 😂#Treble99— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 26, 2019“It’s brilliant to be out here, we’ve raised a lot of money for United’s foundation, they do a lot of work with young kids who need an opportunity in life and that’s the most important thing.“It was worth coming just to be in the changing room pre-match.“I was happy with the goal at the end for David [Beckham] and Nicky’s [Butt] goal too.” REVEALED center_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE getty huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker Sir Alex Ferguson jokingly made fun of Gary Neville following Manchester United legends’ 5-0 win over Bayern Munich.The anniversary game marked 20 years since the treble-winning campaign, while also raising over £1.5m for the Manchester United Foundation.Fans got a chance to enjoy a match at Old Trafford this season, something that has not happened much in recent times, as a number of legendary players, such as David Beckham, Japp Stam, Paul Scholes and Dwight Yorke, pulled on the famous shirt once more. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS last_img read more

Durham ready to play in semis despite sprained ankle

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESAlen Durham limped his way to help Meralco close out Blackwater 104-96 in the quarterfinals of PBA Governors’ Cup, but he vowed he would be up and running against Star in the semifinals.The Bolts’ import sprained his right ankle with 7:05 left in the do-or-die game against the Elite, but he knows he will be in peak shape once the Star series starts on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PH side looking to overachieve in Asian Baseball Championship Durham said it was pure adrenaline that helped him mask the pain as he finished with 18 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists.“It’s a little tender now, you know the adrenaline of the game kind of wore off so the pain is starting to set in,” said Durham Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We [the doctors and I] will do some treatment tomorrow and get ready for Sunday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDespite limping on one leg, Durham managed to register six points, four rebounds, and one assist after the injury.“I’ll be ready for Sunday, the doctor’s already got a plan of action and we’ll get back and work in it tomorrow,” said Durham. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHlast_img read more

Wenger equals Fergie’s Premier League record

first_imgArsenal Arsenal’s Wenger equals Ferguson record in the Premier League Goal 02:50 12/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arsene Wenger Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Crystal Palace v Arsenal Crystal Palace The Gunners boss draws level with his old sparring partner after more than 20 years in the hotseat, as Arsenal keep up the chase for the top four Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will equal a Premier League record when he takes the bench for his 810th Premier League game on Thursday. The Gunners visit Crystal Palace in a game vital to their hopes of keeping touch with the top four. Victory would see Arsenal draw level with Tottenham in fifth, while Liverpool occupy the last Champions League qualifying spot four points ahead.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But while Wenger’s mind will be focused on three points, he must nevertheless be aware that the clash sees him draw level with great Manchester United adversary Sir Alex Ferguson as the manager who has directed most matches in Premier League history. 810 – Arsene Wenger will take charge of his 810th game as a Premier League manager tonight; equalling Sir Alex Ferguson’s Premier League record. Stalwart.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 28 de diciembre de 2017Fergie was in charge at Old Trafford when the Premier League kicked off in 1992-3, and kept that post until his retirement in 2013. Wenger, meanwhile, has been at Arsenal since 1996, and signed a new contract extension at the Emirates Stadium despite growing opposition to his two-decade tenure. If total league matches are taken into account, however, the Frenchman still trails by some way.Ferguson also managed in 223 First Division matches for a total of 1,033 in the English top flight, a mark that would take Wenger almost six further seasons to overcome. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Four-star OL Names OSU in Top 3, OSU Commits Weigh in on Twitter

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. ??? #GoPokes— LANi ‼️? (@jelani_thegreat) January 6, 2017 You wont regret it ?? #GoPokes— BATMAN?? (@TracinWallace) January 7, 2017 Four-star offensive tackle prospect Caleb Chandler named his final 3 options on twitter Friday night. Oklahoma State made the cut along with Florida and Louisville. in the day, Chandler announced he had a major announcement. And this is of major note, given that the 6-foot-6, 300-pound recruit holds more than 40 scholarship offers from across the country.After he narrowed his list, Oklahoma State verbal commitments weighed in on twitter to try and sway him.center_img Aye bro you already know OSU is the one! #pokes ??— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) January 6, 2017National signing day is the first week in February. So it looks like Oklahoma State will have to wait until the week before signing day on Jan. 30 when he makes his decision to see if they land the monster offensive lineman from Georgia. #stillysquad17— Brock Martin (@btmartin40) January 7, 2017last_img read more

Oklahoma State Football Sets New High-Water Mark in APR

first_imgAfter sitting in the danger zone with its APR score earlier this decade, Oklahoma State has made an about face when it comes to academics with its football team.The Cowboy football program’s 2015-16 rate of 974 and its multi-year rate of 953 both represent the highest marks it has achieved since the APR was implemented in 2003. This year’s multi-year rate was an improvement over the previous year for the fourth consecutive year.The magic four-year average for APR (which measures eligibility and retention) is 930. You have to hold an average of 930 or higher over the last four years to qualify for the postseason. A mark of 980 or higher is considered outstanding. A score of 1,000 is perfect.Here are the Big 12 multi-year rankings. OSU is still in the bottom half.“Our student-athletes are performing well in the classroom and the APR data shows that,” athletic director Mike Holder said. “The high scores are a reflection of the pride they take in their own development and also of the culture that our coaches and academic support staff have in place.”Head football coach Mike Gundy agreed.“We set a program record for APR this year and the numbers show – like in other areas of Oklahoma State football – that we are rising to the top,” Gundy said.“This is exactly what our staff wants. Not only are we winning on the football field, but we’re winning in the classroom. We have a great partnership with Marilyn Middlebrook and her team in the Academic Enrichment Center and we’re thankful for all the time and effort they put in to helping all of our student-athletes reach their goals in the classroom.”It’s good to see Pokes succeeding on and off the field. Here are all the scores for every sport in Stillwater. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more