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Recreational Sports offers innovative fall programs

first_imgPOP Pilates SeriesIf you’re looking for energized workouts, this six-week class incorporates classic Pilates moves choreographed to the rhythm of pop music. Pilates offers an opportunity to improve flexibility and tone your body. All fitness levels are welcome to join. This series is available every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In an effort to provide engaging activities to students even amid the coronavirus pandemic, USC Recreational Sports is offering live classes via Zoom as well as workout routines led by fitness staff on YouTube. Zoom classes range from pilates to yin yoga and Zumba, all of which are around an hour long per session and are free of cost. The program even held its own “RecFest” during Welcome Week, where students had the ability to sign up for various virtual club sports and intramural activities. Recreational Sports will continuously create programs for students to stay involved until the facilities reopen and typical activities resume. MixxedFitThis high energy class implements some of the top hits past and present to create a fitness program with explosive dancing. It is an excellent option if you’re looking for a fun way to get some exercise. Sessions are every Monday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. ZumbaThis is a dynamic fitness class using Latin and international music to create an effective calorie-burning and sweat-filled workout. The class requires no dance experience. Sessions take place Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Lyon Center, home to many of USC’s recreational sports programs, is closed until further notice as campus access remains limited amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Daily Trojan file photo) Intro Yoga SculptYoga sculpt is more intense than traditional yoga, as it is more fast paced and burns more calories. It combines resistance training, cardio and vinyasa flow yoga to build muscle. The six-week class — which welcomes all levels and progresses in difficulty each session — is taught by a certified yoga sculpt instructor every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In-person intramural activities, an integral aspect of social life at USC, will not be available while classes are remote, social distancing measures are in place and campus access is severely limited. Due to of these restrictions, the department has set up various online accommodations. Below is a guide to some of the unique opportunities available this semester. These are just four of the 20 programs offered by USC Recreational Sports this semester — all of which are free and available for all USC students. The classes are an excellent socially distanced opportunity to stay active during the pandemic.last_img read more

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Nearly $400 million spent is not enough for Mourinho

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp – United stumble –But United’s dropping of seven points in their past five games — including conceding a last-minute equaliser at Leicester on Saturday, has left City coasting towards the league title.“You say (we dropped) seven points from 15,” said Mourinho. “I say the last two matches we had 15 chances to score and we concede three… goals and an amazing free-kick.“So the boys do what they can, they are trying hard with the problems and injuries we have. I am not happy with the result, and against Leicester, but I am happy with my players.”United needed an injury-time equaliser from substitute Jesse Lingard — who also scored their first — to rescue even a point against Burnley, who had taken a 2-0 first-half lead through Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour.Burnley manager Sean Dyche had mixed feelings after a brilliant first-half performance but, ultimately, a failure to hold onto all three points, although he felt aggrieved that Sam Vokes was judged to have fouled Paul Pogba to give United the free-kick from which they levelled.“The decision that led to the goal, the lad jumps into Vokesy,” said Dyche. “I don’t know what he is supposed to do. In basketball that is ‘charging’.“So there is probably a mixture of feelings. And the only frustration is a couple of decisions went against us.” Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are struggling to compete with Manchester City’s financial might and the sum of nearly £300 million he has spent on transfers is not enough to win the Premier League.A 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday saw United lose further ground in the table to Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders, who are 12 points clear with a game in hand.Mourinho claimed that United’s illustrious history does not guarantee them — or any similar club — success when faced with City’s huge resources.“When you say a club ‘like Manchester United’, do you think Milan is not as big as us?” said Mourinho, listing other big European clubs who are struggling domestically.“You think they are not as big as we are? Do you think Real Madrid are not as big as we are? You think Inter Milan is not as big as we are?“There are many big clubs and you say big clubs, I know what is a big club. One thing is a big club and another thing is a big football team that you know is not one of the best teams in the world.”“Manchester City buy the full backs for the price of the strikers, so when you speak about big football clubs, you are speaking about the history of the club,” he added.Despite City’s strikingly successful transfer policy allied to their financial muscle, Mourinho himself has still managed to spend £286 million ($383 million, 323 million euros) in his two summers in charge at Old Trafford — although he was adamant that was not enough.“It is not enough, is not enough,” he said. “And the price for the big clubs, the price for the big clubs is different from the other clubs.“So the big, historical clubs are normally punished in the market for that history, so the boys are doing what they can and they are doing fine.”last_img read more

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Golf in Cornwall to air on TV

first_img Cornwall Golf will be shown in sharp focus with the launch of a new, fortnightly television programme on the Cornwall Channel.Golf in Cornwall airs for the first time at 10pm on Monday, 18 March on Sky Television channel 212 and Freesat Channel 401.The 30-minute programmes will be hosted by Simon Wood of the Cornwall Golf Partnership and will show a mix of material designed to attract new golfers and to appeal to established players.“This is a really exciting opportunity to raise the profile of golf in Cornwall and get more people playing the game,” said Simon, who is the county development officer.Each programme will feature two golf clubs, offer a round-up of local golf news and include a grassroots section for beginners and returners.The first programme will provide an introduction to the Cornwall Golf Partnership which works to grow the game in the county by encouraging more people to take up the sport. It will also focus on West Cornwall Golf Club at St Ives – the oldest club in the county – and China Fleet Golf Club at Saltash.Future programmes will promote Cornwall Golf Week, which takes place from 6-14 April when over 20 golf clubs will offer free taster sessions for beginners. It is part of a festival of golf across the South West to support the national Get into golf campaign.Caption: Simon Wood, Cornwall county golf development officer (left), interviews Jason Broadway, head professional at West Cornwall Golf Club 13 Mar 2013 Golf in Cornwall to air on TV last_img read more

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Another decent start for Tiger at Firestone

first_imgTiger Woods watches his chip to the fourth hole, during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Phil Long)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone. It left him four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, and hopeful that this time he can build on a solid start.Woods opened with a 69 at the British Open two weeks ago, only to plunge down the leaderboard the rest of the week at Royal Liverpool.“I hit a lot of good shots,” Woods said. “I dropped shots at three holes out there today (and) got it right back on the very next hole.”For so many players, the opening round of this World Golf Championship felt like either a warmup or an audition for bigger events to follow. Ryan Moore was among three players at 65, a good start for someone looking for one big week to get him on the Ryder Cup team.Two more Ryder Cup hopefuls — Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari of Italy — were among those another shot back.British Open champion Rory McIlroy, who next week will chase his second straight major, was among the leaders until not paying attention to packed sand in a bunker that sent him to a double bogey late in his round. He still wound up with a 69.Leishman has quietly gone about his work in reasonable form, with top 10s recently at Congressional and Royal Liverpool. He had the perfect formula for Firestone, a big golf course where good scores are available by keeping the ball in play.“I drove the ball well. It makes this course a lot easier when you’re on the fairway,” Leishman said. “It’s pretty tough when you’re playing from the rough. Then, I hit my irons really well and was rolling the ball awesome. So it’s a pretty good combination for a tough golf course like this, something I can hopefully keep going.”Charl Schwartzel and Justin Rose joined Moore one shot out of the lead.Woods said only a mild breeze and soft conditions from overnight rain allowed for scoring, though he noted that no one went terribly low. The 64 by Leishman seemed like a good score, so maybe Woods was basing that on his own experience at a course where he has won eight times.Woods twice has shot his career-best 61 at Firestone, including last year on his way to a seven-shot victory. That he managed six birdies was a sign that he was making putts, even though two of his birdies were tap-ins.He still had a few wild moments, starting with a three-putt bogey from 10 feet on the opening hole. He hooked his drive so badly on the par-5 second hole that he worried it might not clear the lake on the adjacent third hole. It was far enough left to leave him a good angle with a 5-wood that he put on the green for a two-putt birdie.His only big mistake was a shot into the trees on the ninth hole. It took him two shots to get out, and from behind the green he couldn’t get up-and-down and made double bogey. Just like two other bogeys in his round, he answered with a birdie with a shot into 6 feet on No. 10.“I feel like I made some progress,” Woods said. “As I said, this is only my seventh round back. So it’s just going to take a little time. I’m starting to get in the flow of things. If you look at my iron shots into the holes today, a majority of them were pin-high. So I’m starting to get the feel back in my hands and get my trajectory under control.”Woods missed three months following back surgery, and the six rounds he has played since returning have not been inspiring, except for that opening round at Hoylake. He needs more rounds like that to remind Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson he would be worth selecting, and to try to extend his season beyond the PGA Championship next week by moving up 90 spots in the FedEx Cup standings to qualify for the playoffs.Phil Mickelson’s biggest struggle was with his health. He didn’t arrive in Ohio until Wednesday night because of strep throat, and he opened with a 71.McIlroy appeared to pick up where he left off in England. He wasn’t expecting a hangover from winning his third major and didn’t experience one except for his mistake from the bunker on the eighth hole.“There’s still so much to play for,” he said. “No. 1 spot is up for grabs. Trying to get myself as far up the FedEx Cup points as possible. I haven’t won a World Golf Championship before. Got another major coming up next week. It hasn’t been that hard for me to refocus and get back to work.”last_img read more

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Read why Sachin Tendulkar is coming out of retirement to bat just one over

first_imgAdvertisement sox5aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8dicWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3mn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 75qzvWould you ever consider trying this?😱thCan your students do this? 🌚8k55foRoller skating! Powered by Firework Master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar is finally coming out of retirement! The legendary Indian batsman is all set to face just a single over from Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry in the Big Appeal charity game scheduled to be hosted at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Sunday. According to a media release by cricket.com.au, Perry and her colleagues will take on a celebrity-laden team in a 10-overs-per-side game, during the innings break of Australian women’s must-win match against England in the ongoing triangular series. Advertisement Picture Credit: BBC SportOn Saturday afternoon, Perry, the 2019 Women’s Cricketer of the Year challenged Sachin through social media via a video saying,“Hey Sachin, it’s awesome to have you out here in Australia supporting the Bushfire match,”Advertisement “I know you’re coaching one of the teams but a few of us were sitting around last night chatting and we thought it would be absolutely amazing to see you potentially come out of retirement for one over in the innings break out here at Junction Oval. We thought it would be an awesome way to raise a bit more money for the Bushfire Appeal, which I know you’re already doing so much for.”“If you’re at all up for it, we’d love to have you out here — I know there’d be some girls very keen to field some balls that you hit. So let us know, and thanks again for everything!” she said.Advertisement Meanwhile, Tendulkar, who will coach Ricky Ponting’s side against Adam Gilchrist’s team in the Bushfire Cricket Bash, quickly replied while accepting the challenge,“Sounds great Ellyse, I would love to go out there and bat an over (much against the advice of my doctor due to my shoulder injury).“Hope we can generate enough money for this cause, and to get me out there in the middle” the 46-year-old said.The one-off charity game named as the Bushfire Cricket Bash will see cricketing legends (both male and female) and Australian Football League players Luke Hodge and Nick Riewoldt; take the field for this noble cause.The organizers previously pledged to donate the profit of the game to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. You may also like:Yuvraj Singh issues plea for Australian bushfire crisis; over 480 million animals affectedSachin Tendulkar picks an Australian batsman when asked which current player is most similar to him! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sunderland v Chelsea line-ups: Willian starts for unchanged Blues

first_imgChelsea named an unchanged side for the third game in a row, meaning Willian, Eden Hazard and Oscar start as the three attacking midfielders. The Premier League leaders are chasing an eleventh league win this season and a tenth consecutive away league victory at The Stadium of Light.Sunderland boss Gus Poyet selected former Manchester City man Jack Rodwell and dropped Jordi Gomez to the bench.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Drogba, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Faceboolast_img read more

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iPhone User Loyalty Still Tops Android, Others

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Tags:#Android#iPhone#mobile#Trends sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement In November, a German market research firm released a study indicating that outside of Apple’s iPhone, most smartphone owners had little loyalty to their smartphone. 56% of Apple users in global markets would remain loyal to their device, it said. Now that data has been reconfirmed by a second study, this one from mobile analytics firm Zokem. It shows that within the U.S. market specifically, iPhone loyalty is even greater.Looking just at U.S. users, Zokem found that the iPhone beat its competitors in terms of user loyalty in 2010 by a wide margin, scoring 84% higher in loyalty rankings than its nearest competitor, Android.Zokem, which runs mobile consumer panels in all major markets in the U.S., found that during 2010, iPhone was the top performing platform in terms of user loyalty and was also an “increasingly likely pick for a repurchase,” said Dr. Hannu Verkasalo, CEO of Zokem. However, he noted, “Android is a good number two in the U.S. market, even though the loyalty score is not nearly as high as it is for iPhones…it seems that people who are using Android are also very likely to buy an Android-based device as their next smartphone.”Loyalty RankingsTo determine this data, Zokem ranked loyalty using a “net promoter score” (NPS) between -100% and 100%. Generally, an NPS of 60% is considered good. The only smartphone to achieve that score is iPhone, at 73%.center_img RepurchasesApple iPhone users are also likely to buy an iPhone again (85% will repurchase), but so are, interestingly enough, Android users. Zokem found that 89% would purchase an Android again. However, among weaker competitors, the desire to move to another platform was more prominent. Android came in second place at 40% and Samsung Bada (33%), BlackBerry (30%), Symbian S60 (24%), Windows Mobile (10%) and Palm Pre (10%) trailed much further behind.Platform ChurnIn addition, Zokem looked at platform churn, and found that, again, iPhone beat its competitors with a much lower churn rate than others. The iPhone churn percentage was 29% while the next lowest was Android, at 44%. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Oracle Had a Killer Quarter – What Does That Mean for Open Source in the Cloud?

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley Oracle’s sales increased 37% to $8.76 billion last quarter, according to Bloomberg. Cloud computing gets some of the credit for the revenue jump, causing a surge of interest in Oracle’s databases and a 29% gain in new license sales.Earlier this year David Linthicum wrote a post titled “Amazon’s Oracle move shows open source won’t gain in the cloud” in response to Amazon Web Services offering Oracle Databases on RDS. EnterpriseDB CEO Ed Boyajian disagrees. EnterpriseDB provides commercial support and management tools for PostGRES databases. “We’re engaged with every major cloud provider today on how they can have an open source database alternative,” he says. Boyajian says a lot of customers are tired of being locked into Oracle’s databases and are looking for an alternative.And that’s not even mentioning the use of NoSQL databases like Apache Cassandra and Hbase in cloud environments. But most of that on the server side. As former Canonical COO Matt Asay says, it’s invisible.And as Linthicum writes:Migrating from Oracle is a pretty risky proposition, considering how dependent many applications are on Oracle’s features and functions. Indeed, as I work the cloud-migration project circuits, I find that those companies on Oracle stay on Oracle. Although they will consider open source alternatives for some projects, most enterprises and government agencies cite the existing skill sets within the organizations and a successful track record as the reasons they are remaining with Larry.Even in cases where NoSQL tools are adopted, traditional databases tend to remain. For example, CERN and CMS adopted Apache CouchDB and MongoDB for certain uses, but kept Oracle for others.And the numbers out from Oracle today suggest that the company’s databases are not just being used by cloud customers, but behind the scenes as well.Oracle seems like an unstoppable juggernaut at the moment, and it’s making some bold moves. Earlier this week it announced that it would stop supporting Intel Itanium processors. Forrester analyst Richard Fichera describes this mostly as an attack on HP. “Oracle was in a position where an arguably reasonable decision on long-term strategy also had a potentially negative tactical impact on a major competitor, and as such was probably much easier to make,” he writes. Fichera notes how expensive and difficult it is to move migrate from Oracle databases, but suggests that IBM and Microsoft might benefit from the uncertainty that Oracle is creating. Could open source alternatives benefit here as well? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Saina will climb back to No. 3 position

first_imgSaina Nehwal kept the promise she made to her mother.A couple of days before the Indian ace left to play in the Hong Kong Super Series, she told mother Usha Rani that she would return with the trophy.Saina Nehwal is all smiles during the award ceremony in Hong Kong. Photo by APOn Sunday at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, the 20- year- old Hyderabadi outlasted third seed Chinese Wang Shixian 15- 21, 21- 16, 21- 17 in a thrilling final.It was the perfect way to end a successful year as Saina won the year’s final Super Series event.She will now be competing at the Super Series Finals to be held in Taipei from January 5.This was Saina’s third Super Series title of the year. She had won the Singapore and Indonesian titles earlier.Speaking to MAIL T ODAY a couple of hours after winning the victory, Saina said she rated her Hong Kong triumph as one of her best achievements.”The field in Hong Kong was very tough. Also the fact that I could defeat Shixian in the final makes me very satisfied. Not only is she the Asian Games champion but is also one of the most consistent players in the world,” said Saina.It must be mentioned here that Saina had lost to Shixian in straight games at the World Championships in Paris in August.”That defeat to her (Shixian) at the Worlds still rankles me. She was just too good for me on that day and there was hardy anything I could do,” she said.advertisementAnother factor which made the Hong Kong win all the more memorable was the fact that it came soon after her disappointing loss at the Asian Games in Guangzhou.”This win does go some way in making up for my disappointing loss at the Asian Games,” she said.To jump one spotSaina’s win in Hong Kong has ensured that the Indian will climb one place to No. 3 when the fresh world rankings are released next Thursday. She is likely to finish ahead of Denmark’s Tine Bine (formerly Rasmussen) The fact that she missed five Super Series events – Denmark, Japan, France, and a couple of events in China – meant Saina did not finish as the top player in the world.”She had to miss five Super Series events due to her preparations for the Commonwealth and Asian Games. That is the main reason she did not finish the year as the world No. 1,” said chief coach Pullela Gopi Chand.He went on to add that what made him happiest was the manner in which Saina fought back after losing the opening game.”After losing the first game, she ensured that she changed her tactics. She was quick to learn from the mistakes she committed in the first game and was discreet enough to avoid them in the next two games,” said Gopi.P Baskar Babu, the coach who accompanied Saina to Hong Kong, said that she was playing at a very fast pace throughout the week.”She was moving very well. Also her smashes were very good and that made all the difference today,” he said.Babu also felt that Shixian was a bit taken aback by the pace at which Saina played.”I think Saina’s speed took her opponent by surprise. She did not expect her (Saina) to play at the same pace in the decider. The fact that Saina took a 11- 6 lead in the decider shows that Shixian was clearly rattled.”last_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the board’s full support.As the United chief announced record annual revenues of £621.7million today, he insisted the club are on the right track.Woodward stated: “We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” last_img read more

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