Coca-Cola’s free academy for chefs, waiters and bartenders – Raise the Bar

first_imgProject Raise the bar was launched with the aim of providing highly educated staff for the following professions: chef, waiter, bartender and manager. With this, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia wants to contribute to the further development of the Croatian tourist offer and to solving the problem of the lack of qualified labor force in the hospitality and tourism industry. One part of the selected participants Raise the bar academies with lecturers: Andrej Čapko, director and owner of Zmajska pivovara; Andrea Klemenčić, catering manager and Kruno Rozić, Coca-Cola brand ambassador / Photo: Coca-ColaHBC Croatia Academy Raise the bar over the next five years it will provide more than 250 highly quality educated people to help improve the quality of supply and services in the sector. In the first cycle of the academy, 15 participants will have the opportunity to learn from the best catering experts and master the most modern techniques recognized by the Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and European Bartender School certificates. “With this project, we want to create a base of talented and excellent people who, we are convinced, will gain useful knowledge and their energy and creativity to help further improve the hospitality offer and in this regard strengthen the competitiveness of Croatia. Catering is one of our most important sales channels and that is why we want to support its further development with an educational program based on practical knowledge and the latest trends, thus continuing our investments in the community.”, Said the General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC for Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, Ruža Tomić Fontana. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate from Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and a reputable school for bartenders European Bartender School, a program partner. On the one hand, the certificate will strengthen the competitiveness in the labor market of all participants who successfully complete the program, and on the other hand it will make it easier for employers to search for a quality workforce because it will guarantee a high level of knowledge and skills of future employees. In order to contribute to solving the problem of lack of skilled labor in the hospitality and tourism industry, Coca-Cola HBC Croatia has launched a free educational program, the Rasie the Bar academy for additional training in the hospitality industry in line with the latest world trends.center_img Applications for the second educational cycle of the academy Raise the bar they are open until January 31, 2020, and anyone interested can apply HERE Participants in the program will be taught by Andrea Klemenčić, manager with more than eighteen years of experience in catering management, Andrej Čapka, director and owner of Zmajska pivovara, Ivan Jug, manager and co-owner of Noel restaurant, and Kruno Rozić, Coca-Cola’s brand ambassador and bartender. In order to enable participants to acquire knowledge applicable in real business conditions, Coca-Colin is an educational center equipped with modern equipment, all the necessary aids and components for practical classes. With the academy Raise the bar and cooperation with high schools Coca-Cola HBC Croatia as well as cooperation with the foundation Be Foodie seeks to contribute to the improvement of tourism and hospitality. So they are at this year’s regional congress of gastronomy and catering Chef’s Stage in Šibenik, also within the project Raise the bar, awarded the first three scholarships for young talents in gastronomy and catering intended for training in the world’s best programs – Le Cordon Bleu in Istanbul, Academia Intrecci Alta Formazione and the Lavonne Academy in India.last_img read more

Lilly says antibody drug cuts COVID-19 hospitalization, may seek emergency use nod

first_imgEli Lilly and Co on Wednesday said a single infusion of its experimental antibody treatment reduced the need for hospitalization and emergency room visits for clinical trial patients with moderate COVID-19.The company said it will discuss the interim results, which have not yet been reviewed by outside experts, with global regulators. The New York Times reported that Lilly Chief Scientific Officer Daniel Skovronsky said the company would talk with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the possibility of an emergency use authorization.The mid-stage study tested three different doses of LY-CoV555, a manufactured copy of a an antibody produced by a patient who recovered from COVID-19. Antibody treatments work by recognizing and locking onto foreign invaders to prevent infection of healthy cells. No drug-related serious adverse events or trial deaths were reported.Lilly said the trial will enroll 800 patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19, with the next segment testing LY-CoV555 in combination with a second Lilly antibody, LY-CoV016, which binds to a different area of the coronavirus.The antibodies, given by intravenous infusion, are also being tested for preventing COVID-19 in nursing home residents and staff and for treating patients already hospitalized with COVID-19.Several companies including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Vir Biotechnology are also testing antibody treatments for COVID-19.Lilly’s shares were up 1.3% to $152. Topics :center_img Of the total 302 patients treated with the Lilly drug, five or 1.7%, had to be hospitalized or required an emergency room visit. That compared with 6% in the placebo group, Lilly said.”These data are not a home run but … are among the most encouraging COVID treatment data we’ve seen, particularly given this is in mild-to-moderate outpatients where there has simply been no treatment progress until now,” Raymond James analyst Steven Seedhouse said in a research note.Oddly, only the middle 2,800-milligram dose achieved the trial’s main goal of reducing the amount of virus detected in patients compared with a placebo 11 days after treatment. Lilly said most trial participants, including those given a placebo, had completely cleared the virus by day 11. Some analysts suggested that future studies may want to use an earlier time point than 11 days.Most hospitalizations occurred in patients with underlying risk factors such as obesity or advanced age. Lilly said future study would focus on people in these higher-risk groups.last_img read more

Brisbane Lions halfback on why he loves Camp Hill

first_imgSixteen of my teammates and close friends live in Camp Hill so it makes it easy for us to catch up and go for breakfast or a coffee at a range of the nice cafés Camp Hill has to offer. Camp Hill is a quiet and family orientated neighbourhood, which makes it a safe and a friendly community to be a part of.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago 6. What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Or what was the biggest lesson you learned? 4. What is the best thing about your suburb? 2. What do you love about your home? Alex Witherden loves living in Brisbane’s Camp HillBrisbane Lions young gun and halfback Alex Witherden loves living in Camp Hill, where he can be close to many of his teammates and friends, who also live in the suburb. I would have an en suite in the master bedroom. The reason I bought my home was the backyard. It is a 889sq m block of land with a big outdoor area containing a swimming pool, a big grass area for backyard cricket and other activities, as well as an outdoor living area. It’s the best way to utilise the Queensland weather and get outside. It was probably not to get sucked into all the bells and whistles that a house may offer but instead look at the land and the value it has. After all it’s always the land that goes up in value not so much the building on top of it. 1. Where do you live and why? Camp Hill. It is close to work, has a good range of cafés, and the supermarkets/shops are easily accessible, which makes living here very convenient. I absolutely loved Mykonos (Greece) when I visited at the end of 2017. I’d love to have a big villa at the top of the hill overlooking the whole island. It’s just a scooter ride down to the beach and all the cocktail bars; the village is full of life and energy every day throughout the European Summer. 5. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? 3. What would you change about your home? last_img read more

Possible contamination leads to pork sausage recall

first_imgWashington D.C. — H. Routh Packing Co., a Sandusky, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 1,719 pounds of raw pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The raw ground pork bulk and link sausage items were produced from Jan. 1 through 4, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)]5-lb. plastic packages containing loose, bulk “Daisyfield Brand FRESH PORK SAUSAGE” with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label.5-lb. paper-lined cardboard packages containing large link “Daisyfield Brand FRESH PORK SAUSAGE” with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label.5-lb. paper-lined cardboard packages containing country-style rope “Daisyfield Brand FRESH PORK SAUSAGE” with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label.5-lb. paper-lined cardboard packages containing small, breakfast-style link “Daisyfield Brand FRESH PORK SAUSAGE” with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label.5-lb. plastic packages containing loose, bulk “Daisyfield Brand ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label.5-lb. paper-lined cardboard packages containing large link “Daisyfield Brand ITALIAN SAUSAGE” links with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label.5-lb. paper-lined cardboard packages containing country-style rope “Daisyfield Brand ITALIAN SAUSAGE” links with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 818” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania.The firm discovered the problem and notified FSIS on Jan. 7, 2019.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in retailers and consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at with questions about the recall can contact Tony Stearns, Director of Sales, J. H. Routh Packing, Co. at (419) 626-2251. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Jeff Myers, President of Operations, J. H. Routh Packing, Co. at (419) 626-2251.last_img read more

Shaw: Fans not seen my best yet

first_img Shaw spent much of his childhood on the terraces at Stamford Bridge, and he actually had a trial at the west London club as a youngster, but he was rejected after being deemed too short. The Blues had a chance to sign Shaw again this summer, but they balked at his wage demands, according to Mourinho, and United swooped to land the Londoner. “Playing against Chelsea is a big thing in my family and among my friends because I was born around that area of London,” Shaw told Inside United. “I used to watch them when I was younger.” Almost all of Shaw’s family, including father Paul – who is expected to be at Old Trafford on Sunday – are Blues, which made for split loyalties in the Shaw household when the teenager turned out for Southampton at Stamford Bridge last year for the first time. Shaw admits that match, in which he set up Jason Puncheon for the equaliser in the 2-2 draw, is small fry when compared to the colossal battle which is set to unfold at Old Trafford on Sunday. “When I first played at Stamford Bridge with Southampton it was a bit of a surreal experience in a lot of ways because it was at a ground I’d visited as a kid,” Shaw added. “But playing against Chelsea with United at Old Trafford is a different proposition altogether. “I’m really looking forward to it, especially with how big this fixture is. “Everyone knows that United-Chelsea games are massive. It’s one of the biggest games in world football and there will be people everywhere watching it on TV.” Many people have been keeping a keen eye on Shaw’s progress too since he joined United for almost the same fee they paid to sign Wayne Rooney a decade ago. The defender was criticised by Van Gaal for turning up to pre-season training out of shape, but he soon earned a place in the manager’s good books for the way he regained his fitness. On the pitch, Shaw admitted earlier this week that his performances have not been up to scratch since his move. “The fans haven’t seen the best of me yet. I know I haven’t been up to my full potential,” he said. This weekend’s game therefore provides the England international with a perfect opportunity to show he is up to the task of being a Manchester United regular. “There aren’t many games that are bigger than this one and that’s why I’m really hoping to be a part of it. I want to show people what I can do in games like this,” he said. Chelsea are favourites for Sunday’s clash for a reason. The unbeaten Blues have dropped just two points so far this season and lead the Barclays Premier League by five points. United sit 10 points behind Mourinho’s men because of their inconsistent form. Van Gaal, who is three months into his tenure, thinks his team will improve if, like Mourinho, he is given time. “Jose has worked more than one year already with his team and last year they didn’t win any prize, so you have to build up and he has built up Chelsea,” said the United boss, who watched his team draw 2-2 at West Brom on Monday. “They are playing like a team and I want my team to do that as well, but to play for 90 minutes. “We did that against West Bromwich Albion, played as a team, but we also made individual errors. That was our problem.” Mourinho takes his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday shunning the conservative approach to instead chase a victory over Manchester United and an extension to the Premier League leaders’ unbeaten start to the season. Mourinho will play against one-time mentor Louis van Gaal for the second time in competitive matches, bidding to build on the Blues’ seven wins in eight Premier League matches so far this season. Last season, just three games into his second spell as Chelsea boss, Mourinho opted against fielding a recognised striker at Old Trafford. This time Chelsea travel with a win on their minds. “Try (for) the best result as always,” Mourinho said. “Try to play as good as we are playing and we are always trying to play, respecting an opponent that is one of the best and most difficult in the Premier League. “We are confident, we are in a good moment, in a good situation and there is no reason for us to change our feeling. “We play against a big team, yes, we know that, but we feel ourselves in a very good moment.” Mourinho is prepared to risk the fitness of striker Diego Costa, who has scored nine goals in seven Premier League games and is recovering from a hamstring problem and viral infection. Loic Remy (groin) is out, while midfielders John Obi Mikel (foot) and Ramires (groin) could return alongside forward Andre Schurrle (illness). Thibaut Courtois is to return in goal after Petr Cech started Tuesday night’s match against Maribor and Filipe Luis is likely to play at left-back with Cesar Azpilicueta suspended. Cesc Fabregas, who was linked with United in recent seasons, has been key to Chelsea’s form this term since signing from Barcelona. But Mourinho is confident his side can adapt if United try to shut down the Spain playmaker, just as Crystal Palace tried last weekend. The Blues boss added: “If he doesn’t run (the game), somebody runs it. Against Crystal Palace he had individual police and we played without him in the first half when he had that individual policing. “We are very confident about ourselves. I’m not interested in thinking which team Man United play, who is playing, who is not playing. I’m not interested. “We are playing well, we are confident, we are top of the league, we are in a good position. “The camp is happy and we are ready for the game.” Luke Shaw will put aside any feelings he has for Chelsea on Sunday and concentrate instead on proving why Manchester United paid £28million for his services. Press Association Louis van Gaal will come face to face with his friend Jose Mourinho on Sunday in the biggest test of his Old Trafford reign to date. With so much focus on Van Gaal’s relationship with his former assistant, one sub-plot has flown under the radar in the build-up to the match – that of Shaw’s relationship with Chelsea. last_img read more

Tennis News Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal enters final, beats player who conquered Roger Federer

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Rafael Nadal has entered the final of the Australian Open or fifth time.Nadal could be first man to win all Grand Slams twice in Open Era.Stefanos Tsitsipas had defeated Roger Federer.center_img melbourne: Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final. Greek 14th seed Tsitsipas had enjoyed a fairytale run to his first Grand Slam last four, including a win over Roger Federer, but found Nadal in ruthless form as he won in 1hr 46min. The Spanish second seed has not dropped his serve for an astonishing 63 straight games and has not lost a set on his way to the final, where he will face either Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouille. “It’s been a great match, a great tournament,” Nadal said after a breathtaking display of almost perfect tennis.”I think I have played very well every day. After a lot of months without playing is probably this court, this crowd it gives me that unbelievable energy.” The 20-year-old Tsitsipas had been hailed as a new Greek god of tennis after beating Federer, but his ascent to the summit of his personal Olympus was comprehensively halted by the colossus called Nadal. Nadal’s win put him into his fifth Australian Open final and keeps him on course to become the first man to win all four Grand Slams twice in the Open era if he can add to his sole Melbourne Park crown in 2009.              Tsitsipas, in just his second Australian Open and seventh appearance at a Grand Slam, was looking to become the first Greek player — man or woman — to reach a final in a major. “He has everything to become a multi-Grand Slam champion,” Nadal said of the young Greek, who enjoyed a breakthrough 2018, winning the ATP Tour NextGen Finals.     RELATED          “When at that age he is in the semi-finals that says a lot of good things about him and winning the matches that he won already, so, yeah, I hope to face him in important rounds in the next couple of years, hopefully.”     Nadal, who shattered the dreams of two other NextGen stars 19-year-old Alex de Minaur and 21-year-old Frances Tiafoe by jumping all over their serves early, made another immediate statement. At 1-1 a rasping double-handed backhand and a forehand winner gave him a first break point which the Spaniard duly converted.             Outrageous winner       With the pressure mounting, Tsitsipas tried to hammer his way out of trouble at 4-2 down by going for huge serves.               Two double faults were the result and with his strategy being scrambled, an ill-advised drop shot gave the rapidly advancing Nadal an easy kill to extend his advantage to 5-2 before serving out the set in just 31 minutes.The second stanza was on serve at 2-2 when Nadal pulled off the shot of the tournament, a running forehand around the net post from almost behind the umpire’s chair on his way to earning three break points.      This time the early break did not come as Tsitsipas suddenly found his first serve accuracy when he needed it most and crucially clung on to hold with an ace.           But at 4-4 he was in trouble again as Nadal swarmed all over him and took the break and again served for a two-set cushion after just 75 minutes of play. And the great Spaniard was in no mood to hang about at the start of the third, breaking Tsitsipas not once but three times to inflict a humiliating 6-0 “bagel” on the youngster in a further 31 minutes.             The second break came with the help of another outrageous forehand winner after being wrong-footed, a dreamy lob winner followed by a tricky backpedalling overhead smash made to look ridiculously easy.  last_img read more

Kohli looking to topple Aussie run-machine Steve Smith

first_imgRANCHI, India (AFP) – On-song Virat Kohli is looking to topple Aussie run-machine Steve Smith in the international batting rankings as India push for a whitewash over South Africa in the third Test starting tomorrow.Kohli’s career-best 254 not out in India’s second successive win in the three-match series moved him to within one point of Smith in the International Cricket Council Test chart.Smith replaced Kohli at number one last month following his blazing Ashes series against England and after the Indian star made a golden duck against the West Indies.The Australian, who only returned to Tests in August after a year-long ban for ball-tampering, is out of action in the five-day format until November 21 when Australia host Pakistan.Kohli regained lost ground against the struggling South Africans in the current series as he scored his seventh Test double-century, joining England great Wally Hammond and Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene.He also went past Don Bradman’s tally of 6 996 runs in 52 Tests.With the Pune win last Sunday, India registered a record 11th straight Test series triumph at home. Australia had two streaks of 10 home series wins.“I’m just happy to be where I am. Putting the team in a commanding position is the only thing I strive for,” said Kohli, who tops the ODI batting chart.‘SOLID OBJECT’“South Africa suffered a fresh blow yesterday as opening batsman Aiden Markram was ruled out of the final Test after hurting his wrist when he “lashed out at a solid object,” Cricket South Africa said.The incident happened “in frustration” after Markram was out for his second duck of the second Test in Pune last Sunday as India won the match by an innings and 137 runs, and with it the series.Markram called his actions “unacceptable” and said that “to let the team down is what hurts me the most”.No replacement has been called up, opening the way for Zubayr Hamza to make his second Test appearance.Skipper Faf du Plessis will meanwhile be hoping to give his team more of a chance from the start in Ranchi after losing the toss in the first two Tests.It allowed India to amass a mammoth first-innings total of 502 in Visakhapatnam as South Africa’s bowlers toiled then 601 in Pune.This prompted former England captain Michael Vaughan to call Indian Test pitches “boring”.Dean Elgar’s 160 has been the visitors’ only standout show in the series so far.Paceman Kagiso Rabada said the up-and-coming team – following the retirements of Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn – need to up their performance and their mindset.“Our team is fresh and young, so the best thing we can do is look at where we can improve and remember our strengths and build on them,” he said.He added: “From a physical point of view, we need to execute our skills and from a mental point of view, we need to believe we can do it in certain situations. It’s a balance we’re working on.”last_img read more

Women of Troy take care of business against mountain schools

first_imgBrian Ji | Daily TrojanIt was a successful homecoming Weekend for the No. 2-ranked women’s volleyball team, which came away victorious against Colorado (3-1) and Utah (3-0) at the Galen Center to push their record to 25-1 on the season. The Women of Troy also remain atop the Pac-12 standings with a 13-1 mark in conference play.Neither of the mountain schools could keep up with USC’s quick pace over the weekend, as the Women of Troy bested the Buffs in four sets on Friday night, (25-12, 25-14, 25-27, 25-23) before going on to sweep the Utes (25-13, 25-22, 25-20) on Sunday morning. USC remained undefeated all-time against Colorado, while upping their record against Utah to 15-2 overall. The Women of Troy also remained undefeated in matches played at the Galen Center this season at 13-0.It was another impressive string of matches for the leading National Player of the Year candidate in senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio, who averaged 25.75 points on the weekend in just seven total sets of play. The senior recorded 42 kills (6 kills per set) with only 7 combined errors for a .422 hitting percentage overall. She also tallied 14 digs, seven service aces and five blocks against the Mountain schools to bolster her numbers as the nation’s top scorer.Head coach Mick Haley was not surprised at his senior captain’s impressive numbers.“If you look at the teams that have gone to the Final Four in the last 6 or 7 years, everybody’s had a go-to person…somebody that makes it okay for everybody else and takes the team on their back when they need to,” Haley said. “Samantha’s been a good player for us for three years, and she is leading this team, not only by example but [also] encouragement.”Bricio also had some strong support from her teammates over the weekend. Fellow senior Alicia Ogoms tallied 15 total kills and just one error on 25 swings in the middle to go along with a team-high 9 blocks, while sophomore opposite Brittany Abercrombie recorded 18 kills and just 4 errors for a .378 hitting clip. Furthermore, freshman outside hitter Alyse Ford added 17 total kills, while junior middle blocker Elise Ruddins recorded 8 blocks overall.The setting tandem of junior Alice Pizzasegola and freshman Baylee Johnson also put up strong all-around numbers, with Pizzasegola dishing out 35 assists, 12 digs and a service ace on the weekend, while Johnson had a combined 53 assists, 21 digs, six kills and five total blocks. The backcourt duo of junior libero Taylor Whittingham and freshman defensive specialist Victoria Garrick once again remained steady, picking up 35 and 19 digs, respectively, to anchor USC’s defense.The Women of Troy will now remain at home to prepare for two more matches in the middle of the week. USC hosts the Oregon schools back-to-back, facing the Oregon Ducks on Wednesday and the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday. Both matches will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Galen Center.In addition, Bricio is now just 22 kills away from setting USC’s all-time record for career kills. She trails current record holder Alex Jupiter (1,918; 2008-11) and will more than likely move into 10th place in Pac-12 history for career kills within the next two matches.last_img read more

Syracuse drops final 3 sets in 3-1 loss at Miami

first_img Published on October 19, 2019 at 12:04 am Contact Roshan: | @Roshan_f16 The Orange dominated the first set against Miami and forced a set-point in the third set, proving the Orange could stay with the Hurricanes. Polina Shemanova recorded 22 kills, her second most of the season. But it wasn’t enough. Despite sweeping Virginia and playing exceptionally well for one set against No.4 Pittsburgh last weekend, Syracuse (5-9, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) could not continue the momentum as it started its first of four consecutive road games with a 3-1 loss. Matched up against a Miami (8-7, 4-3 ACC) side that lost 3-2 against Virginia two weeks ago and beat Wake Forest in straight sets, the Orange struggled on Friday.After winning the first set with ease, Syracuse proceeded to collapse in the second — the Orange scored a mere 12 points in one of its lowest scoring sets of the season.Re-energized and awake after its second set woes, Syracuse was sharp in a crucial third set, keeping the score close and hanging around to force a set-point. 12 points later, the Orange fell 32-30 in a heavily contested set.Though early season errors plagued the Orange, including 15 service errors in their home opener against Wake Forest, things looked more hopeful as the team minimized errors last weekend. But today, those errors returned: 12 service errors, six reception errors, three blocking errors and three ball-handling errors contributed to the Orange’s fifth ACC loss of the year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s not up to us,” head coach Leonid Yelin said of his team’s errors after the Wake Forest loss on Oct. 4. “Because with most of those errors, it’s not skills: it’s here (gesturing to his head).”Friday, Syracuse was without freshman stud Marina Markova, who suffered a finger injury at practice on Tuesday that likely puts her out for the season, according Yelin. The outside-hitter-converted-middle-blocker has recorded 101 kills in her first season for the Orange, currently the third most on the team.With Markova out, Shemanova and Ella Saada stepped up; they were responsible for 35 of the Orange’s 49 kills.Though last week Yelin had the luxury of being able to leave his starting lineup in for most of the game against Virginia, rotating seven players for six spots on the court, tonight, his frequent substitutions returned. Nine players appeared in all four sets against the Hurricanes.Defensively, senior Aliah Bowllan recorded 16 digs in her third game back from injury, and juniors Kendra Luckacs and Yuliia Yastrub played in every set.The Orange now play Florida State on Sunday, a team that was in the top-25 last week before falling off the list due to a five-set loss at North Carolina. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Alexey Lutsenko soloes to Stage 6 glory on Mont Aigoual

first_img 3 weeks ago AT vs UFA Dream11 prediction, team, top picks, Russian Premier League live game info Last Updated: 4th September, 2020 22:57 IST Alexey Lutsenko Soloes To Stage 6 Glory On Mont Aigoual Lutsenko took the spoils on Mont Aigoual in Stage 6 of the Tour de France as Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey on a day of attrition for the race favourites 5 months ago AT vs RBK Dream11 prediction, top picks, schedule and Russian Premier League details Breakaway king Alexey Lutsenko won on Mont Aigoual as Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey in Stage 6 of the Tour de France despite a late burst from Julian Alaphilippe.Alexey Lutsenko took the spoils on Mont Aigoual in Stage 6 of the Tour de France as Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey on a day of attrition for the race favourites. COMMENT Joining van Avermaet out ahead were Ireland’s Nicolas Roche (Sunweb), Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen (NTT), Italian Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Frenchman Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep), as well as Herrada, Lutsenko and birthday boy Powless.Read: Already Missing Riders, Tour De France Tackles Tough Stage 2As the race passed through the wooded Cevennes national park and along the stunning gorges of the Ardeche river towards the Massif Central, the gap stretched to over six minutes, making this the biggest breakaway lead so far in the Tour. No change at the top sees Yates retain his three-second lead over Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), with another Slovenian, the white jersey of Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), in third place a further four seconds back. Frenchman Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) is fourth at nine seconds before defending champion Bernal heads a cluster of favourites at 13 seconds, with Alaphilippe staying in 16th place but now at 15 seconds from the race summit. Ireland’s Sam Bennett put in another strong showing in the intermediate sprint to extend his lead over Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to 12 points, while Frenchman Benoit Cosnefroy (Ag2R-La Mondiale) retained the polka dot jersey.Read: Alaphilippe Dedicates Tour De France Stage Win To Late FatherVan Avermaet’s Virtual Yellow After the non-event that was Wednesday long transitional schlep away from the Alps, a flurry of attacks came from the outset as an eight-man move soon formed on the uphill rise from the start in Le Teil. Two third-category climbs then saw Ineos come to the fore to string out the pack and see the gap come tumbling down, with van Avermaet brief flirtation with yellow brought to an end. The pack came home in Alaphilippe’s wake almost three minutes down on Lutsenko as the expected GC fireworks fizzled out on the Tour’s first ever summit finish on Mont Aigoual, the climb made famous by Tim Krabbe’s seminal novel, The Rider. The presence of Olympic champion van Avermaet – the best placed rider on GC at 3’53” going into the stage – made it hard for the break to get much leeway from the peloton, but after a frantic opening half hour, the race soon settled as the pack sat back and the gap grew accordingly. Yates survived what was Britain’s 101st day in yellow unscathed as his Mitchelton-Scott team were happy to take a back seat and let the Ineos Grenadiers of Colombia’s Egan Bernal do much of the tempo-setting during the hilly final third of the stage. Written By Digital Desk LIVE TV First Published: 4th September, 2020 00:07 IST Mitchelton-Scott’s marshalling on the front of the peloton was briefly interrupted when Bennett and Sagan resumed their green jersey battle, with the Irishman leading the peloton through a few places ahead of the stuttering Slovakian to extend his lead in the points classification WE RECOMMEND Oss, Cavagna and Boasson Hagen were the first to slip back as Powless led the charge in a bid to become only the sixth rider in history to win a Tour stage on their birthday. The 24-year-old’s acceleration on the Cat.1 Col de la Lusette saw Herrada, Roche and van Avermaet dropped, but Lutsenko kept calm and rode clear with 17km remaining. “It’s probably the most important victory in my life. The Tour is the biggest race of the year, so it makes me really happy,” Astana’s Kazakh champion said afterwards. With fans kept away from the finish because of the Covid-19 crisis, Lutsenko’s maiden Tour stage win must have felt rather strange for the 27-year-old, twice a winner of the Tour of Oman. The Tour continues on Friday with the 168km Stage 7 from Millau to Lavaur which tackles some rolling terrain susceptible to wind, but should reopen the door to the sprinters and the battle for green at the finish.Alexey Lutsenko, Team Astana – stage 6 winner via Eurosport and GCN“It’s probably the most important victory of my life. The Tour de France is the most important cycling event every year so it makes me really, really happy. It went just about as well as it could’ve done. I’ve been working really hard to get this stage victory. It was a stage we targeted and I’m delighted it all came to fruition because all of my efforts paid off and obviously that’s brilliant. 6 months ago ORN vs AT Dream11 prediction, schedule, top picks and Russian Premier League match details FOLLOW US 10 months ago SPK vs AT Dream11: Line up, match preview, team news and prediction Herrada held on for second while van Avermaet was in no mood to gift Powless third place, surging ahead to cross the line 2’15” in arrears. 9 months ago AT vs LOK Dream11 predictions, top picks, schedule and all match details Kazakh champion Lutsenko (Astana) proved the strongest of an eight-man break during the 191km stage to the Massif Central, kicking clear on the penultimate climb of the Col de la Lusette to take the first Tour stage win of his career. All the LIVE action from Stage 7 Millau – Lavaur E1 of Tour de France can be watched on Eurosport and Eurosport HD from 05:00 pm IST onward.Read: Delayed But Alive, Tour De France Sets Off From Nice(image credit: AP) “We knew this was the stage we needed to target and I certainly lost enough time to be allowed to get free. I knew I was going to be able to get in the breakaway, I’d lost 45 minutes before we came into today’s stage that meant I knew I’d be allowed to go, but I was also able to really put a lot of effort into the final 11 kilometres which was the toughest. I set my own pace when I was going up the climb. I just managed to hold on.” Recovering from his early troubles, Herrada proved the most capable of the chasers, but the Spaniard never looked as composed or comfortable as Lutsenko, who pocketed the bonus seconds and KOM points over the Lusette before maintaining his tempo on the gentle final rise to the finish. Aru moved within two minutes of the lone leader but his cameo did not last long after some decent, but far from suffocating, pacing from Ineos whittled down the pack. WATCH US LIVE After Ineos effectively stifled any attacks without doing any real damage, a large main pack reached the line together after an anticlimactic day in the battle for yellow, with Alaphilippe’s token dig in the closing metres – a move which earned the Frenchman just the one slender second – the only minor point of interest. Behind, an early attack from Italy’s Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) was the only flashpoint from the main field on a climb deemed the hardest in the Massif Central. Spain’s Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) battled back for second place 55 seconds behind before Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet (CCC Team) denied the USA’s Neilson Powless (EF Pro Cycling) third place on his 24th birthday.A symbolic attack on the home straight from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) saw the Frenchman recoup one second over his rivals following the controversial 20-second penalty he incurred for an illegal feed on Wednesday to lose the yellow jersey.Read: Wout Van Aert Wins Tour De France Stage 5 For Jumbo, Adam Yates In Yellow SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more