IU Qualifies 21 for Final Night of Finals at Big Ten Championships

first_imgIU Qualifies 21 for Final Night of Finals at Big Ten Championships COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 9-ranked Indiana University women’s swimming and diving team will bring back 21 finalists on Saturday for the final night of the 2018 Women’s Big Ten Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Center in Columbus, Ohio.Of the 21 finalists, five compete in Championship Finals, eight in B Finals and five in C Finals. Those numbers don’t include the 1,650 freestyle, which IU will have three swimmers participating. Entering the final night, IU is in second place with a total of 787 points.200 BackstrokeFive Hoosiers qualified for the evening finals of the 200 backstroke, with senior Kennedy Goss leading the way. Goss will be the No. 2 seed for the Championship Final with an NCAA B cut of 1:52.12Three IU swimmers earned spots in the B Final with an NCAA B cut times. Rachel Matsumura (1:55.34), Marie Chamberlain (1:55.45) and Camryn Forbes (1:55.81) qualified 11-13 for Indiana. Forbes’ mark was a personal-best for the freshman.Fellow freshman Bailey Kovac will swim in the C Final after coming in with a personal-best and NCAA B cut of 1:57.54, cutting nearly five seconds off her previous PR.100 FreestyleFive IU swimmers qualified for the evening finals of the 100 freestyle with NCAA B cut times. Holly Spears (49.24), Delaney Barnard (49.52) and Maria Paula Heitmann (49.54) will all swim in the B Final. Both Barnard’s and Heitmann’s times were personal-bests.Freshman Grace Haskett (49.71) and senior Ali Rockett (49.84) will swim in the C Final. Rockett’s mark is a personal-best.200 BreaststrokeTwo-time defending champion Lilly King will be the top seed in the Championship Final of the 200 breaststroke on Saturday night after touching the wall with an NCAA A cut of 2:06.38. King’s time is the sixth-best of her career and ranks as the seventh-best time in school history.Joining King in the A Final will be Laura Morley, who qualified seventh overall with a personal-best and NCAA B cut time of 2:11.35.Freshman Abby Kirkpatrick will swim in the B Final after posting a PR and B cut of 2:13.34, while Mackenzie Atencio swam a PR and B cut of 2:13.79 to qualify for the C Final.200 ButterflyShelby Koontz continued her great swimming this week, earning a spot in the Championship Final of the 200 butterfly, qualifying seventh overall with a personal-best and NCAA B cut time of 1:56.89.Reagan Cook qualified for the B Final with a time of 1:57.97, while Christine Jensen earned a place in the C Final with a mark of 1:59.34. Both times are NCAA B cuts.Platform DiveJessica Parratto will make her third Championship Final appearance of the week after qualifying second overall with an NCAA Zones qualifying score of 340.45. Parratto, who won the title last year in the event, had two scores of 80 points or higher in prelims.The freshmen duo of Mya Kraeger and Taylor Carter both scored points for the Hoosiers, with each recording personal-best and NCAA Zones qualifying scores. Kraeger finished 17th overall with a total of 257.45, while Carter was 21st with a score of 242.75.The No. 9 Hoosiers will conclude the 2018 Big Ten Championships on Saturday evening with the finals of the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststrokes, 200 butterflies, 1,650 freestyle, platform dive and 400 freestyle relay.Be sure to keep up with all the latest news on the Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on social media – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.200 BackstrokeKennedy Goss – 1:52.12 (Championship Final – NCAA B Cut)Rachel Matsumura – 1:55.34 (B Final – NCAA B Cut)Marie Chamberlain – 1:55.45 (B Final – NCAA B Cut)Camryn Forbes – 1:55.81 (B Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Bailey Kovac – 1:57.54 (C Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Katie Keller – 1:59.88100 FreestyleHolly Spears – 49.24 (B Final – NCAA B Cut)Delaney Barnard – 49.52 (B Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Maria Paula Heitmann – 49.54 (B Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Grace Haskett – 49.71 (C Final – NCAA B Cut)Ali Rockett – 49.84 (C Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Laurel Eiber – 50.84200 BreaststrokeLilly King – 2:06.38 (Championship Final – NCAA A Cut)Laura Morley – 2:11.35 (Championship Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Abby Kirkpatrick – 2:13.34 (B Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Mackenzie Atencio – 2:13.79 (C Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Hope Hayward – 2:15.72 (Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)200 ButterflyShelby Koontz – 1:56.89 (Championship Final – Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Reagan Cook – 1:57.97 (B Final – NCAA B Cut)Christine Jensen – 1:59. 34 (C Final – NCAA B Cut)Sam Lisy – 2:00.66Platform DiveJessica Parratto – 340.45 (NCAA Zones Qualifying Score)Mya Kraeger – 257.45 (Personal Best, NCAA Zones Qualifying Score)Taylor Carter – 242.75 (Personal Best, NCAA Zones Qualifying Score) FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Queensland richlister’s sprawling riverfront retreat sells for $6m

first_imgThe Hampton’s style Fig Tree Pocket estate of tech richlister Bevan Slattery sold for $6m yesterday.QUEENSLAND tech richlister Bevan Slattery has sold his sprawling Brisbane riverfront estate for $6 million, in a deal inked yesterday.Mr Slattery, who made a fortune off the $373m sale of the PIPE Networks business he co-founded to internet provider TPG, had put the property on the market in November. Bevan Slattery, a serial tech entrepreneur, is now founder and chairman of Superloop. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen/The AustralianThe five bedroom Hamptons-style retreat, which sits on just over 1ha of landscaped grounds, is in one of the most exclusive parts of Fig Tree Pocket – Aminga Street.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoBevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket.Real estate agent Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, who marketed the estate as “picture perfect”, said it was riverfront residents that were most interested in the sprawling property. Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket.The estate has 67 metres of river frontage and includes a pool area by the river, a 10m by 3m pontoon, a timber children’s playground and fort plus a floodlit championship tennis court.The home also has a dual-purpose wing with a separate entry which allows it to be used as an office, granny flat or teenage retreat. Real agent Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige outside Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street property.“The top end of the market is really kicking into gear with more big sales predicted soon.”The Slatterys had fully renovated the 1950s era home which boasts a massive 550sq m of floor space, with “Hamptons-style interiors featuring dark timber floors, French doors, quality fittings”.center_img Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket“It was hotly contested with two parties offering, both of whom already live on the river and wanted the park like grounds that the rare property offered,” he told The Courier-Mail. Bevan Slattery’s Aminga Street home in Fig Tree Pocket.Mr Slattery and wife Jodie had bought the property almost seven years ago for $6.3m, with plans to build their dream home on the site. Citing lack of time, they gave up on that dream, instead buying another property in the same area to move into.last_img read more

Company performance at risk from ignoring human rights, say investors

first_img“Benchmarks, civil society and investor pressure is helping to create a ‘race to the top’ in human rights reporting and commitment to transparency,” it said. Macy’s was among the companies criticised in CHRB’s reportCHRB said its conclusions were backed by consultancies, such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and ERM, who reported increased demand for human rights support in the wake of its pilot benchmark report in 2017.It added that investors were discussing how poor company human rights performance could result in exclusions from specific funds.According to CHRB, 52 companies issued a dedicated human rights report last year, while over 5,000 firms have reported on their public commitments to avoid modern slavery in their supply chain.Steve Waygood, the CHRB’s chairman and chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, said that “we should all be concerned by the lack of engagement from around a quarter of companies, particularly as they are in priority sectors concerning serious human rights impacts”.According to the CHRB, the 28 companies that have shunned engagement had not responded to the investor coalition, the CHRB’s invitations, consultations or communications.They had not taken part in 2018 engagements either, it said.CHRB said its members would push for greater corporate transparency and engagement this year. It also committed to expanding its assessment into the technology sector, with a pilot benchmark planned for 2019.CHRB was founded in 2013. It is backed by a €5trn investor coalition that includes APG Asset Management, Nordea, Robeco and the Church of Sweden, and is supported by the UK, Dutch and Swiss governments.Several major institutional investors operate public ‘blacklists’, including Sweden’s AP7 and the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global.AP7 has blacklisted 27 companies explicitly due to human rights issues, according to its website, while eight have been banned by Norway with three more under observation. Companies that ignore human rights issues risk restricted access to capital due to reputational damage and regulatory backlash, according to the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB). In a new report, the $5trn investor collaboration named 28 companies including Kraft Heinz, Macy’s, Hermes and Prada had not “meaningfully engaged” with investors regarding issues such as modern-day slavery, worker safety and freedom of association.In contrast, it named Tesco, Nestlé, Gap, Freeport-McRohan and Mondelez as companies reviewing and positively evolving their programmes and policies on human rights.CHRB – a collaboration of large investors and other groups, including APG and Nordea – found that apparel, agriculture and mining companies were committed to addressing gaps in human rights management and improve performance.last_img read more

Angels key spring training dates

first_imgMarch 26-27: Angels vs. Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, 7 p.m.March 29: Opening day, Angels at A’s, Oakland Coliseum, 1 p.m.April 2: Home opener, Angels vs. Indians, Angel Stadium, 7 p.m. Feb. 23: First Cactus League game, Angels vs. A’s, Mesa, Hohokam Stadium, noonFeb. 24: First home Cactus League game, Angels vs. Brewers, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, noonMarch 7: Angels vs. Dodgers, Tempe Diablo Stadium, noonMarch 22: Angels vs. Dodgers, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, 7 p.m.March 25: Angels vs. Dodgers, Angel Stadium, 6 p.m. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ANGELS KEY DATES (all times Pacific)Tuesday: Pitchers and catchers reportWednesday: First workout, pitchers and catchersFeb. 18: Full squad reporting dayFeb. 19: First full-squad workoutlast_img

11 days added to early voting period for Iowa’s June 2nd primary

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa’s secretary of state is encouraging Iowans to vote-by-mail in the June 2nd Primary and Paul Pate has extending the absentee voting period to a total of 40 days.Pate released a recorded message late Monday afternoon. “The safety of voters takes precedence and by encouraging Iowans to vote absentee, we can reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19,” Pate said. “We still plan on having our polls open on June 2nd for voters who prefer to cast ballots in person, but this effort will help reduce the risk of infecting others.”The vote-by-mail period for the June 2nd primary will now begin on April 23rd. During primary elections earlier this month in Arizona, Florida and Illinois, election officials announced public health precautions like disinfecting voting booths and machines regularly, plus poll workers were given gloves, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. But there were reports of poll workers failing to show up, causing lines and — in some cases — polling sites had to be moved or consolidated.Under current state law, the early voting period for primaries and the General Election is 29 days. Pate used his authority in a disaster to extend the absentee ballot period by 11 days.last_img read more

Hosts Suffolk snatch a fairytale win

first_img Yorkshire coach Steve Robinson fine-tuned his team’s putting with a lunchtime session and they returned to the course to dominate the singles.  Alex Giles, 17 (pictured) and Caley McGinty, 16, each notched up 7/5 wins and were soon followed by 14-year-old Ffion Tynan, who took the team safely over the line with her 5/4 win. The result was further improved when Claudia Ovens, 19, squeezed a half out of her game.  Megan Lockett won the top game on the 18th, in a match where she birdied four out of five holes and her opponent Lauren Spray had three in five holes.  But this afternoon they hit top form as they settled into the event, where they’re making their first appearance for 22 years. County champion Alice Barlow got the ball rolling with four birdies and a 9/7 win. Lottie Whyman soon followed with a 6/4 win, helped by four consecutive birdies from the seventh. Then Abbie Symonds took them to within touching distance with her 5/4 win.  Meanwhile, Deeya Aggarwal and Georgina Bowers put points on the board for Buckinghamshire. The teams were tied with four points apiece and the players in the final game were all square after 15, but Amanda Norman won the 16th with a par and the 17th with a birdie to start Suffolk’s celebrations (pictured top).  “It was nerve-wracking,” said Norman, who was tempted out of a five-year retirement from county golf to play on her home course. “It’s a great feeling and I’m really pleased we have managed to get a win under our belt.”  Click here for full scores Suffolk’s 5-4 win over Buckinghamshire – secured with a 17th hole birdie from Amanda Norman – was a huge turnaround. Yesterday, they lost 8-1, this morning they trailed 2-1 after the foursomes.  Team captain Andra Knight commented: “We are delighted to have got our win. Hampshire came at us very strongly and the golf in the top match was amazing, really top class.”  Team captain Vanessa Bell added: “It is so exciting, we’re thrilled to get a win on the board and it’s the confidence boost we need.” The win moves them up to third in the table, behind Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, the defending champions.  They did concede a half point in the morning foursomes, when Rachel Boulton and Libby Kilbride found a chink in the Yorkshire armour. The Nottinghamshire pair were one down playing the last but, thanks to Kilbride’s mastery of the slopes on a daunting putt, they won the hole with a par. Yorkshire, who are seeking their 13th win at County Finals, continued their impressive progress through the championship.  Megan Garland got ahead early on with a birdie on the 7th and an eagle on the 8th, where she holed a putt the full length of the green. After 15 she was dormy three up, but her opponent Rachel Boulton took her to the last to earn her point.  Tags: competitions, English Women’s County Finals, Suffolk Gloucestershire took two points from the foursomes and then clinched their win over Hampshire with three big wins from young players.  Olivia Winning and Charlotte Heath (pictured) both produced comfortable 4/3 wins, but elsewhere the team was proving how good they are at finishing off. Hosts Suffolk were celebrating today after they pulled off a fairytale win on the second day of Women’s County Finals at Felixstowe Ferry.  In the day’s other matches, Gloucestershire’s teenagers pulled out the stops in the singles, beating Hampshire 5.5-3.5 for their second win; while Yorkshire continued to dominate their games, beat Nottinghamshire 8.5-0.5.  Melissa Wood won her game 3/1 while Hannah Holden fought back from one down after 15 to win on the 18th.  Team captain Fran Dickson said: “It was tight this morning and they had to improve their chipping and putting. But they had a lots of practice at lunchtime and they fought very hard this afternoon when they needed to.”  Tomorrow’s order of play: Match 1 Suffolk v Yorkshire  Match 2 Nottinghamshire v Hampshire  Match 3 Gloucestershire v Buckinghamshire   Match 1 Suffolk v Yorkshire  Match 2 Nottinghamshire v Hampshire  Match 3 Gloucestershire v Buckinghamshire   That game went Hampshire’s way when former Curtis Cup player Kerry Smith won on the last to secure her second point of the day.  19 Sep 2017 Hosts Suffolk snatch a fairytale win Images copyright Leaderboard Photography last_img read more