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Healthy little porkers

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Healthy little porkers

Aug 20. 2019
The Executive Yuan Council of Agriculture Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine has successfully safeguarded the quality of Taiwan’s pork.

The Executive Yuan Council of Agriculture Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine has successfully safeguarded the quality of Taiwan’s pork.
By The Nation

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A favourite with lovers of Chinese food, braised pork rice is a hallmark Taiwanese delicacy and a must-have for many visitors to the island.

Now it’s also the star of its very own event, with the 2019 Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival announced last week.

Unfazed by the encroaching threat of African Swine Flu, the Executive Yuan Council of the Agriculture Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, has successfully safeguarded the quality of Taiwan’spork, allowing visitors, both foreign and domestic, to enjoy the high quality, mouth-watering national dish.

Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival originated in 2017, intent on promoting Taiwan’sexcellent pork to the world through this unique delicacy. This year, the outbreak of African Swine Flu so close to Taiwan has severely tested the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. However, the Bureau persevered, and not only managed to keep Taiwan from being affected, but was also able to successfully achieve Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccination-free status 22 years after the initial outbreak. Through these efforts promulgated by both the government and civilian sectors, the food safety of Taiwan’s pork is assured, and so is braised pork rice, the national dish of Taiwan.

Out of tens of thousands of competitors, this year’s Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Fest will select some of the most distinctive meat s, allowing all visitors to enjoy the traditional braised pork rice with meat sauce lathered generously over the pork and rice. Furthermore, the festival will also offer a variety of novel and innovative delicacies to go with the more traditional choices, inviting all visitors foreign and domestic to explore Taiwan & high-quality pork products.

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Becoming a K-pop star for a day with Airbnb

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Becoming a K-pop star for a day with Airbnb

Aug 20. 2019
(Airbnb photo)

(Airbnb photo)
By Im Eun-byel
The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

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As Korean culture gains popularity around the world, Airbnb has launched a new K-wave Trip section — a chance for tourists to take part in K-pop or K-beauty activities.

The global house-sharing platform held a press event Friday in the Itaewon area of central Seoul, inviting reporters to a class on how to make a vegan bath scrub, registered as a K-beauty trip under Airbnb.

“On Airbnb, we have always seen the want for local, authentic experiences. As the K-wave has proved itself to be more than a passing trend, we have launched the K-wave Trip section,” Hong Jong-hee, who is in charge of public relations, said at the event.

According to the press release, Airbnb is focusing on the rapidly developing Hallyu trend, which has seen K-pop musicians topping the Billboard charts and participating in global music festivals, and Korean beauty brands leading makeup trends in the international market.

“We always promote the idea of living like a local. But to live like a local, there has to be more than just staying at locals’ homes. We have to meet the locals and engage in what they are interested in,” Hong said. “Airbnb Trips have been growing at a fast rate, compared with the growth of the house-sharing service.

(Airbnb photo)

(Airbnb photo)

“When a host applies to host a trip, we evaluate the request based on three criteria: the host’s expertise, the uniqueness of the place and how much participants can get involved in the activity,” Hong said. “Only 50 percent of trips pass the evaluation and make the list.”

The K-pop Trip list currently has around 30 activities, including K-pop dancing and recording classes. Some of the classes even allow participants to create and keep music video clips of themselves.

K-beauty activities are available too, from makeup classes to vegan beauty product making classes. There are currently nine classes listed under the K-beauty category.

To find out more about K-wave activities, check Airbnb’s website and mobile app.

By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)

Marni gives playful, vivid boost to shopping at Bangkok pop-up store

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Marni gives playful, vivid boost to shopping at Bangkok pop-up store

Aug 19. 2019
By Kupluthai Pungkanon
The Nation

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Full of imagination, the Italian fashion house Marni has introduced its latest, the Marni Market Bangkok 3rd edition, with more playful and vivid products to make people’s shopping simply fun and cool at its pop-up store in Siam Discovery until the end of this month.

The space brings about the colourful universe of Marni Market, as it displaying its famous geometric pattern, with hand-woven squared basket bags in PVC, tote bags with checkered motifs, hammock bags, and crocheted bags in cotton and wool – all as usual in a multitude of colours and sizes, and with the Marni logo in leather on the front.

Entirely designed in Italy and handcrafted in Colombia by a community of artisans that have collaborated with the brand for many years, the products range portrays Marni’s spirit through an original synthesis of design, colour and form. Marni Market has also introduced a series of astronaut-shaped sculptures and colourful bandanas featuring pixelated drawings.

Here original furnishing accessories cohabit with design objects in a space that invites visitors to forget about the rules. Its limited-edition products are effortlessly adapted to different settings that draw inspiration from the brand’s colourful flair.

The interiors feature house sculpture: a series of flower side-tables, stools, rocking chairs, baskets and magazine racks, animal-sculptures and masks in metal frames and colourful PVC. Most products are artisanal, and so may show minor imperfections.

Eighty years of Marvel magic

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Eighty years of Marvel magic

Aug 20. 2019
By The Nation

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For 80 years, the Marvel Universe has inspired millions of fans around the globe with iconic characters and timeless stories that have positioned it firmly at the forefront of pop culture.

To mark Marvel’s 80th anniversary, Walt Disney Thailand is taking part in the global campaign “Marvel 80 Years” by joining with local brands to offer Marvel’s licensed merchandise to fans from this month onwards.

Online shopping site Zilingo has a special collection of round-neck short-sleeve T-shirts with Marvel prints made from comfortable fabric suitable for everyday wear at Bt699.

P W S Collection also goes for tees, with round-neck short-sleeve T-shirts made from 100-per-cent cotton bearing the chic red and white Marvel logo and using a special printing technique that has the tees changing colour when exposed to sunlight. Fan can own one for just Bt395.

FBT highlights its sports apparel with a vibrant red and white Marvel logo for Bt395.

Cartoon Character caters to fans of cute toy figures with 10 Avengers’ Superheroes characters including Ironman, Captain America, Hulk and Thor in their team uniforms seen in the “Avengers: Endgame” movie. The models are 10-inch in size and cost Bt495 a pop.

Hasbro, a renowned toy brand, also celebrate Marvel’s 80th year with the launch of the collection featuring Hela – the Queen of Hell and Skurge 10-inch figures from Thor: Ragnarok.

Ustar Cosmetics offers a special make-up collection – Marvel x UZ Kawaii Limited-Edition – with cute prints of Marvel Superheroes on each item. The collection consists of UZ Kawaii Hi-cover compact powder priced at Bt199, UZ Kawaii Day-to-night Eyeliner for day-long wear at Bt159, UZ Kawaii Eye Brow Pencil for all-dimensional dramatic brows at Bt159, as well as UZ Kawaii Double Matte and UZ Kawaii Lip Liquid Velvet Matte at Bt159.

Trailer for Apple’s drama “The Morning Show” released

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Trailer for Apple’s drama “The Morning Show” released

Aug 20. 2019
photo courtesy of Apple

photo courtesy of Apple
By The Nation

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Apple has just released the trailer for its first drama series. “The Morning Show”.

Executive produced by actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who star alongside Steve Carell, “The Morning Show” explores the high-stakes world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the mine field of high-powered jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, “The Morning Show” explores ego, ambition and the misguided search for power.

The cast also includes Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Desean K. Terry, Jack Davenport and Janina Gavankar. The series is written by Kerry Ehrin and directed by Mimi Leder, both of whom also executive produce

“The Morning Show” will debut in autumn l exclusively on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers.

 

Plastic not fantastic

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Plastic not fantastic

Aug 19. 2019
“Jurassic Plastic,” as a part of the exhibition “Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol. 07,” (2018) Takamatsu Art Museum.

“Jurassic Plastic,” as a part of the exhibition “Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol. 07,” (2018) Takamatsu Art Museum.
By The Nation

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Japanese artist, Hiroshi Fuji shines the spotlight on plastic in a new exhibition titled “Jurassic Plastic” opening today at ChangChui Creative Park. Brought to Thailand by the Japan Foundation, Bangkok and running through October 14, “Jurassic Plastic” was originally devised by ArtsPeople and Fuji for the 2018 edition of the Sydney Festival.

ChangChui Creative Park, which was named by Time magazine as one of the World’s Greatest Places 2018, was founded by renowned Thai designer Somchai Songwattana and created from discarded materials on the concept of “Nothing is Useless”. Under his guidance, an abandoned area has metamorphosed into a large-scale creative hub in the Thon Buri area.

Born in the same generation as Somchai, Fuji has long been angry at the way products made of plastic have mushroomed in our daily lives since the 1970s. In 1997, he started to keep and collect discarded plastic products and toys at home, resulting in the creation of his long-running project “Kaekko Bazar,” a platform where kids can exchange their unwanted toys with the other second-hand toys.

Through the project, Fuji has learned that while attractive second-hand toys are always immediately taken by kids, broken plastic toys and bonus toys distributed by fast-food chains are left and un-exchanged. Fuji has now collected more than 50,000 of these unwanted toys, mostly made of plastic, and says that it is just the tip of the iceberg. Fuji stresses that over-produced and consumed plastic products are thrown away in terrifying large quantities. They flow into rivers by floods and spread widely in the ocean, which causes a great negative impact on marine life.

In “Jurassic Plastic,” Fuji will create a dazzling large-scale installation and sculptures of dinosaurs and animals using unwanted plastic toys collected from both Japan and Thailand.

A series of workshops for both kids and grown-ups will be conducted throughout the exhibition. The organisers also welcome donations of unwanted toys, which will be used for the exhibition. Supporters can either bring them or send them by mail to ChangChui Creative Park, 460/8 Sirhindhon Road, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Find out more at Facebook.com/ChangChuiBKK/

MotoGP™ meets the KymiRing: the first day of testing concludes in Finland

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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MotoGP™ meets the KymiRing: the first day of testing concludes in Finland

Aug 20. 2019
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Test riders take to the newest venue on the itinerary for some first impressions

MotoGP™ has officially landed in Finland. Monday saw the first track action in a two-day test at the new KymiRing completed by manufacturers’ test riders, as well as two Press Conferences to mark the occasion for the gathered media to hear thoughts from officials and the riders.

The day was, unfortunately, wet and there was an immediate change to the program, with the timetable for the MotoGP™ runners changed to 12:00 to 18:00 local time (GMT +3). That meant it was the local heroes up first to try out the track, instead of at the end of the day.

That trend of home heroes first continued once the green light was on for the premier class test, with Mika Kallio out first on the KTM RC16 – with the latest chassis – to greet the fans who had flocked to the circuit to witness premier class motorcycle action in Finland for the first time since 1982. All six test riders eventually got a taste of the circuit though, despite conditions being far from ideal with rain falling throughout the day.

Aprilia’s Bradley Smith was the next out on track and the British rider was fastest at lunchtime with the first sub-two-minute lap. Ducati’s Michele Pirro and Honda’s Stefan Bradl were up next, with Bradl continuing development work on the carbon-reinforced chassis but also making some unwanted history by becoming the first rider to crash at the KymiRing as he went down at the final corner, rider OK. The German was also spotted as having a ‘salad box’ fitted to both bikes in his garage, which was last seen at the Sepang Official Test at the start of 2019.

Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli and Yamaha’s Jonas Folger were the last to try out the KymiRing later in the day, getting a taster before more action is expected tomorrow – as well as better conditions. Track time will be 11:00 to 18:00 local time, with young Finnish riders on track the hour before.

Check out motogp.com for more from Finland on Tuesday and gear up for more on Day 2!

Bradl was the first to crash, rider okPirro kicks up some sprayGuintoli headed out later in the day……as did Folger on the YamahaSmith was the first man to break the two minute barrier(Top photo: Kallio heads out at his home track)
Press Conference kicks off the KymiRing test L-R: Carlos Ezpeleta, Senior Sporting Director at Dorna Sports; Tapio Nevala, President of the Finnish Motorcycle Federation; Jorge Viegas, President of the FIM; Kari O. Sohlberg, Chairman of the Board of KymiRing;Timo Pohjola, KymiRing Circuit Director; Aki Ajo, from Ajo Motorsport.Jorge Viegas, President of the FIM: “Finland is a country with a lot of tradition in motorsport. It’s on the way, I have been in this position, managing works on a circuit in my country 20 years ago, so I know what it feels like to have journalists coming, Dorna and the FIM coming…I know how it feels! But everything is going well, and I think it’s a privilege to be here for the first time.”

Tapio Nevala, President of the Finnish Motorcycle Federation: “It’s a big dream to have MotoGP bikes in Finland, my heart has been pounding. It’s very important for us for Finnish motorsport. A MotoGP race is important for our sport and for Nordic motorsport, as well as it being important for this whole area.”

Timo Pohjola, KymiRing Circuit Director: “We continue the work on infrastructure, we don’t have green on the circuit at the moment so we’ll raise the standard of the facility. A lot of work needs to be done, we have one year to do everything but the most important thing is that for safety reasons, especially, that we can have the test here. Because after that we know exactly where we will have everything like the curbs. So that’s important for us but also for the teams, that’s the meaning of testing. But overall I’m very happy, it’s been a long journey and I know many of you will recognise these words from a driver once: ‘Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing!’”

Aki Ajo, Ajo Motorsport: “We’ve been dreaming for years about this, to have this kind of track and to have the chance to have a MotoGP race in Finland. It was a special feeling for me this morning that I woke up in my own bed before a MotoGP test, which doesn’t happen very often! But seriously, it’s really important to have first track action here, now is the time to see what they need to do to finalise everything here so we can have a great race.”

Carlos Ezpeleta, Senior Sporting Director at Dorna Sports: “I visited for the first time with Franco Uncini a few years ago and honestly, it’s a great place and I have to congratulate everyone for the work they’ve done because it’s very impressive that we have bikes on track today. I know these past months have been hard for them and I must congratulate them because the job they’ve done is of a high standard. We’re very happy to have Finland back on the calendar, it’s one of the countries with a lot of history in motorsport as has been said, and we know that the requirements for a MotoGP track are very high, both on track and off, and the plan is to accommodate all of them so we’re very happy.”

Riders’ thoughts on Day 1L-R: Kallio, Pirro, Bradl, Guintoli and SmithStefan Bradl: “Unfortunately we weren’t lucky with the weather, which was the biggest problem today. So I hope tomorrow it’s dry and we can get more impressions of this race track. It’s a very interesting track, it’s good to get some laps in the wet and so far so good! I’m looking forward to tomorrow because there will be better conditions and I think that will be better for everyone – spectators and us as riders, we’ll have more fun and enjoy this atmosphere here.”

Michele Pirro: “It’s a really nice track, it’s been difficult to understand in wet conditions! I hope conditions are better tomorrow and dry, that’s important. But I think the first part, it’s fast and really nice, the second part is slow but interesting and I like it. I hope tomorrow we can do some laps in the dry, but it’s a great track for MotoGP.”

Sylvain Guintoli: “The first part is good, Turn 1 to Turn 3, I like that bit a lot, you go down then up into the braking before the straight. I love it here in Finland, I’ve never been before and it’s been nice to visit the place. I like countryside so I’m happy here!”

Mika Kallio: “I think for everyone if you can race at home it’s something special absolutely, and I was the first guy out with the MotoGP machine today so that’s cool to be the first to make those laps. I agree with what the guys have said, some parts of the track are quite slow, at the moment and especially in these conditions and new tarmac, with water…it was quite slippery all the time and there we couldn’t quite get the right feeling. But hopefully tomorrow it’ll be dry and we’ll get more impression how the racetrack is.”

Bradley Smith: “This is a different track, very different to anything we’ve seen before, quite tight and twisty and a little bit slow in places, but we also have places like Silverstone where it’s flat out everywhere – sometimes it’s good to have a complete different end of the spectrum. Also we have three different categories! It’s not just for MotoGP and I think those smaller bikes will really fit this race track. Let’s see tomorrow. There are a lot of off camber corners here which makes it difficult for the riders, it’s a technical challenge.”

Everyone’s a winner: vast, fast and formidable, Silverstone awaits

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Everyone’s a winner: vast, fast and formidable, Silverstone awaits

Aug 20. 2019
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Five riders and four factories have conquered the venue in recent years. Here’s to another modern classic in the UK

 

In 2013 it was Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team) who took on now-teammate Marc Marquez in one of the all-time great showdowns. The year after, Marquez returned the favour. 2015 saw Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) emerge from a rain-soaked race day to take to the top step, before Maverick Viñales, now at Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, took the spoils for Suzuki the following year. Then it was Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) painting Silverstone red in 2017, and that makes it five riders and four factories who have made British turf their own in the last five races there. They’ve also all done it in style, because Silverstone usually stages a classic. Can 2019 deliver the same?

As we return to the venue for another year, there’s certainly one big difference: the track surface. The British behemoth is back open for business with high expectations and new asphalt, and Friday’s feedback will be an interesting listen. But one thing that’s never changed is the stunning layout, with 18 corners pushing man and machine to the maximum around a high-speed ribbon of tarmac that snakes it way around the former airfield. Vast and fast is apt.

So who will rule Britannia in 2019? Almost all the likely contenders really have been a winner in the UK. The most recent victor, Andrea Dovizioso, also arrives on top of the world after his stunning Austrian GP triumph. He’ll be one to watch, as is usually the case. But then so will Marquez, who has sometimes had a rockier road on race day at Silverstone but whose pace in qualifying has seen him take four premier class poles at the venue. Could we get another duel? Will the reigning Champion strike back?

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales, meanwhile, will be aiming to make sure it’s a much bigger fight at the front. Rossi’s speed at Silverstone seems to grow year on year and Viñales’ record at the track is impressive. He won his first race there so there are some good memories, and he was also the man closest to Dovizioso last time we raced in the UK. And then there’s Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT)…

The French rookie will know the venue has often been a good one for his bike, but does that even make that much difference? The number 20 equalled Yamaha’s best result at the Red Bull Ring, where it should have been a much harder task than he made it look, and everywhere he goes, he goes fast. He’s back at the top of the Independent Team rider standings as well, and could be a key contender.

And what of Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar)? His bike is a winner at Silverstone, before he was the man on it or even in the class, and it was a landmark day back in 2016 for the Hamamatsu factory. Rins himself is now back on form after ironing out two uncharacteristic mistakes before the summer break, and he’s unlikely to settle for anything that’s not an assault on the win at the very least. He’s a man with a bigger box to tick than many now he’s taken his first win this season, and is a big candidate to be the sixth different winner at Silverstone since 2013.

The man just ahead of him, Ducati Team’s Danilo Petrucci, could be another although he’s looking for more of a bounce back after a tough Austria, as is Jack Miller (Pramac Racing), the man now behind Quartararo in the aforementioned Independent Team rider standings. And lurking just behind him is Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol). It’s been a tougher year at times for the Brit, but on home turf he’ll give it everything to be back in the fight at the front he’s so often been part of. And he’s had pole at Silverstone before, so the speed is there and he’ll want to convert it into big points and a podium in front of the home crowd. He’s done it before.

The man for whom a return is the real key phrase, however, is Jorge Lorenzo. After a long period of recovery from his injuries sustained in Assen, the five-time World Champion is expected back on track at Silverstone and it’s a good venue for it. Lorenzo has three wins there, including that stunner in 2013, and good memories aplenty. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) is also back in action at Suzuki after his Brno testing crash, so he’ll want to get stuck in to making up some ground to those ahead of him: the likes of Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT), Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu). There’s a lot at stake in the tight fight for the top ten.

The Great British behemoth awaits, and the Great British weather is in the wings too. But come rain or shine, Silverstone usually serves up a storm – so tune in for the GoPro British Grand Prix, with lights out for MotoGP™ at 13:00 local time (GMT +1).

Championship standings1 – Marc Marquez (SPA – Honda) – 230

2 – Andrea Dovizioso (ITA – Ducati) – 172

3 – Danilo Petrucci (ITA – Ducati) – 136

4 – Alex Rins (SPA – Suzuki) – 124

5 – Valentino Rossi (ITA – Yamaha) – 103

Marquez vs Moto2™: can the field triumph over the form man?

The intermediate class arrive into fast and challenging Silverstone and one man has a target on his backIn the last seven races, Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) has been crashed out once through no fault of his own and beaten only once. His form is on fire, his lead is 43 points and he’s shown good speed at Silverstone before. So can anyone do what Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) did in Austria?

On the face of it, it’s good news for the field that Binder beat Marquez. But Binder is seventh in the Championship and 72 points off the number 73, so in some ways Marquez can afford to control that risk and play the long game. With his advantage, though, that’s almost true of every race…although things can change quickly if momentum swings.

That’s certainly what Tom Lüthi (Dynavolt Intact GP) will be hoping. It’s been a tougher two races since the summer break and the gap has shot out again, with the Swiss rider still the man closest to Marquez in the standings but that now meaning 43 points in arrears. He is a Moto2™ winner at Silverstone though – something Marquez is not – after he won in 2016, and he was only 0.057 off the win in 2010 too. Can Lüthi start the fight back now?

Between Lüthi and Binder in the standings there are plenty of fast faces too: Jorge Navarro (Campetella Speed Up), Augusto Fernandez (Flexbox HP 40) and his teammate Lorenzo Baldassarri, Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP)…can they get in Marquez’ way? Some have the ace card of consistency, some have destroyed the field this year…

Then there are the home heroes. Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) is a man who has fought at the front at Silverstone before and shown some awesome speed, with the number 22 having taken two poles at the track. He’ll be on it on home turf. Rookie Jake Dixon (Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team) will want to add to his points haul as a minimum as well and, especially if its wet, will also be one to watch.

And what of Bradley Smith? The number 38 is racing in his third class of the year replacing the injured Khairul Idham Pawi at Petronas Sprinta Racing, taking on a huge challenge to jump straight into Moto2™ during a race weekend on machinery that’s changed an awful lot since he last raced it. How will he fare? He’ll have huge support guaranteed, and a lot of eyes will be on the premier class podium finisher to see how quickly he can get up to speed.

Silverstone is a very different challenge to Austria and one of the fastest and longest tracks of the year. Who will tame the beast in 2019? Moto2™ go racing at the slightly later time of 14:30 (GMT +1) in the UK.

Championship standings1 – Alex Marquez (SPA – Kalex) – 181

2 – Tom Lüthi (SWI – Kalex) – 138

3 – Jorge Navarro (SPA – Speed Up) – 126

4 – Augusto Fernandez (SPA – Kalex) – 121

5 – Lorenzo Baldassarri (ITA – Kalex) – 115

Moot point? The Moto3™ duel lands in the UKIt’s as good as neck and neck, with Dalla Porta leading Canet by a single point. Will Silverstone break the status quo?For a good few rounds now, Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) and Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) have been locked in battle for the lead of the Moto3™ World Championship, and ahead of Silverstone it’s the Italian back in the lead by a single point. Will the duel continue as we start to look towards the flyaways? Or will someone start to pull ahead soon?

Canet arrives as a previous winner at the track after he took victory in 2017 – the last time the lightweight class had a race there – but last season Dalla Porta qualified ten places higher than his key rival, on the front row, so it’s far from a duck track for him either. That could mean the stage is set for another classic and the gap could stay similarly close, although their rivals will be eager to get in the way of the see-saw at the top of the table.

Home hero John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) is one of those. The Scotsman has already shown some serious speed this season, and won a race, and he’ll be gunning for glory on home turf. The men he fought for the podium in Austria will likely be in the mix too: Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers) and his teammate and eventual winner Romano Fenati, who could be an interesting equation now he’s been back on the top step. Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) needs to make up some ground in the standings, and Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing) will want to consolidate his position in the top five.

In the fight for the points, Tom Booth-Amos (CIP – Green Power) will also want to add to his haul, with home turf the place to do it in a tightly-packed Moto3™ field. Tune in when the lightweight class go racing at the slightly later time of 11:20 local time (GMT +1) at the GoPro British Grand Prix to see if it remains a see-saw duel at the top of the standings.

Championship standings1 – Lorenzo Dalla Porta (ITA – Honda) – 155

2 – Aron Canet (SPA – KTM) – 154

3 – Tony Arbolino (ITA – Honda) – 113

4 – Niccolo Antonelli (ITA – Honda) – 105

5 – Marcos Ramirez ¡(SPA – Honda) – 89

2019 LPGA T&CP National Championship Returns to Pinehurst

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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2019 LPGA T&CP National Championship Returns to Pinehurst

Aug 20. 2019
By LPGA

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Eight players will earn spots in 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 19, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) heads to Pinehurst, N.C., and Pinehurst No. 8 for the 32nd edition of the LPGA T&CP National Championship, to be held Aug. 26-28, 2019.

The course, designed by Tom Fazio, was constructed in 1996 and will host the championship for the fifth time in tournament history. The 2018 championship marked the first time the competition was conducted on Pinehurst No. 8 since 2008.

The LPGA T&CP National Championship was originally organized in 1983 to provide additional playing opportunities for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals. The 54-hole, stroke-play competition has since grown to become the world’s ultimate test for women golf professionals. The tournament features three divisions: Championship (6,322 yards), Challenge (6,027) and Senior (50+, 5,932 yards). The field will be cut to the top 70 and ties after 36 holes.

“We are thrilled to have the championship at Pinehurst No. 8 once again,” said Nancy Henderson, Chief Teaching Officer of the Teaching and Club Professionals and President of the LPGA Foundation. “We are proud that our LPGA T&CP members have the chance alongside female members of the PGA of America to contend on this historic course for a share of the $100,000 purse and the chance to compete in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.”

The top-eight finishers in the Championship division will earn exemptions into the 2020 KPMG PGA Women’s Championship, to be held June 23-28 at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa. The top five finishers in the Senior division as well as any competitors over age 45 who finish in the top 10 in the Championship division will qualify for the 2019 Senior LPGA Championship, to be held Oct. 14-16 on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.

Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth, the 2018 T&CP national champion, will look to defend her title against a Championship division of veteran tournament players. Eiswerth defeated Jimin Kang and Seul-Ki Park last year with a birdie on the second playoff hole to win in her first championship attempt.

“I’m very excited to return to Pinehurst No. 8 in the LPGA T&CP National Championship,” said Eiswerth. “This course requires accuracy and a variety of shots from the player. It is a wonderful test of golf and I can’t wait for the opportunity to play it again next week.”

The field includes numerous former T&CP champions, including four-time winner Jean Bartholomew, three-time LPGA Tour winner Wendy Doolan and 2016 champion Lisa Grimes. Reigning Senior division champion Barbara Moxness will go for her third championship title. Ten North Carolina residents are among the field, including Pinehurst natives Sally Austin, Kelly Cap and 2018 Challenge division winner Charlaine Hirst. Donna Andrews, a six-time LPGA Tour winner, major champion and the director of golf at nearby Pine Needles Resort and Lodge, will also return to compete in the Senior division.

The tournament field represents 25 states, with Florida’s 31 competitors the most of a single state. Other notable players include Nicole Jeray (Ill.) PGA Master Professional Alison Curdt (Calif.) and Joanna Cole (Md.), the PGA Assistant Director at Baltimore Country Club.

Along with competitive play, the championship will host an LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Clinic open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 25. Professionals, amateurs and fans are also welcome to discover and try new golf equipment and products supplied by tournament sponsors and partners during on-site Demo Days on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26.

 

SCG Muangthong United retain Youth League title

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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SCG Muangthong United retain Youth League title

Aug 19. 2019
By The Nation

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SCG Muangthong United successfully defended its Thailand Youth League Under-19 title by edging out Nongbualamphu Spots Association 2-1 in a thrilling final at the Udon Thani Teacher’s College grounds yesterday (August 18).

The Nongbuapamphu players went 1-0 up in the 37thminute thanks to Jirayu Saenup who volleyed from a poor free kick defense by Muangthong.

But their joy was short-lived, as Muangthong hit back two minutes later with Vithisak Srichai’s equalizing header in the 39th.

Nongbualamphu goalkeeper Chayanant Khamphala brilliantly brushed off an attack from lone striker Jessadakorn Nisri in the 70th, but in the 78th minute Muangthong went up 2-1 after midfielder Thachapol Chaiyant took the ball in the penalty area and faked through two defenders, as well as the goalkeeper, to score an easy winner.

Muangthong received the Bt1.5 million cash prize while Nongbuapamphu took home the Bt700,000 consolation prize.

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