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first_img Zhang has not fought since outpointing Andriy Rudenko a year ago Zhang has not fought since outpointing Andriy Rudenko a year ago

Indonesian badminton national athletes protected by BP Jamsostek

first_imgMembers of the national badminton team have been registered as active participants of the BP Jamsostek social security program, previously known as the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan). The program covers job-related illness and injuries, as well as death. The athletes are under the patronage of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI), the association said in a statement on Thursday.The PBSI went on to say that their careers exposed shuttlers to injury, which may occur during training and competitions. The association hopes the social security program will give the shuttlers financial assurance to allow them to fully focus on their day-to-day duties. “The social security program is also a form of appreciation for the shuttlers,” said PBSI operational director Alex Tirta.Read also: Indonesia’s junior shuttlers showered with cash rewards over World Cup successMeanwhile, the head of BP Jamsostek’s Jakarta Ceger branch, Dani Santoso, said he appreciated the PBSI’s gesture.“The utmost appreciation goes out to the PBSI, which has supported the government’s program and paid attention to risks encountered by athletes,” he added.Shuttler Pitha Haningtyas Mentari said she was happy with the plan, which gave athletes a sense of assurance in regard to their health. (nkn)Topics :last_img read more

Topsy-turvy Shelvey lays on thriller

first_img But his joy was brief as, still full of adrenaline, he played a blind backpass and failed to spot Sturridge lurking; the striker needed no second invitation. Shelvey, perhaps understandably, took a few minutes to regain his composure but was guilty of being too eager to make amends, as he scythed down Philippe Coutinho before blazing well over the bar. Liverpool took a stranglehold on possession and the pace of Moses was proving a real problem for the Swansea defence. Ben Davies had to block from Henderson after one rangy run from the Nigerian, before he gave Sturridge a simple finish after outfoxing Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer, but the striker headed straight at Vorm, who deflected the ball wide. Swansea responded with a lovely exchange of passes between Michu and Wilfried Bony, but the Ivory Coast striker’s shot did not have enough power to trouble Simon Mignolet. Shelvey then took centre stage again, his risky pass went straight to Moses, who drove at a retreating Swans’ rearguard to beat Vorm. Swansea could have levelled inside a minute, but Martin Skrtel pulled off a magnificent last-gasp challenge to deny Bony a tap-in after Mignolet had parried a Dyer shot he should have held. Liverpool almost extended their lead seven minutes into the second half. Swansea were caught sleeping at a free-kick as Henderson crept in at the back post, but Vorm saved from Andre Wisdom after the midfielder had pushed the ball across goal. Shelvey’s night almost plumbed new depths moments later as he squared up to Lucas after Swansea refused to return the ball after Coutinho limped off with an injury. But referee Michael Oliver opted to book the pair rather than take more severe action. And Shelvey’s topsy-turvy evening soon turned on its head once more as he surged forward to cushion a header into the path of Michu, who finished low to Mignolet’s right. Swansea had renewed vigour and took the game to their visitors during a frantic final quarter, with Jonathan de Guzman forcing a fingertip save from Mignolet, but an engrossing contest ended level. However, Shelvey redeemed himself as he laid on an equaliser for Michu. Brendan Rodgers has brought the Merseysiders to his former club with three wins from three on the board, but they were given a rude awakening when Shelvey rounded £18million signing Mamadou Sakho with ease before curling left-footed into the net. The England international initially celebrated with gusto but reined himself in in front of the away end. But he had few reasons to smile just 99 seconds later as a horrible backpass ended with Sturridge scoring his 12th goal in 10 games. He then compounded the mistake by hitting a pass straight to Moses, who raced away to steer beyond Michel Vorm. But, with his temper beginning to fray, Shelvey’s clever header set Michu up for his first league goal of the season to cap a remarkable night for the former Charlton man. So much of the build-up had centred on Shelvey’s first meeting with his former employers, and he made a dream start. The midfielder initially scuffed an attempted volley from Jordan Henderson’s poor header, but regained control to ghost pass Sakho and produce a lovely left-footed finish at the second attempt. Shelvey, who left the Reds for south Wales in the summer, fired the Swans into the lead after just 87 seconds. However, two terrible errors from the midfielder allowed the in-form Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool debutant Victor Moses to put the visitors ahead. Press Association Jonjo Shelvey went from hero to villain and back again against his former club as Swansea ended Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the Barclays Premier League season in a frenetic 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.last_img read more

It’s $1 Dodger Dog Night for first time since 2012

first_img Morning Wrap: Angels avoid disaster, Dodgers win with the long ball and more … A portion of the proceeds of the ticket package will benefit the California Fire Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides emergency support to departments and families of firefighters killed in the line of duty, scholarships to children of fallen firefighters, and immediate, short-term relief to victims of fire or other natural disaster throughout California.Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Dave Gillotte will throw the ceremonial first pitch. He has served over 31 years as a firefighter, paramedic and engineer.The national anthem will be sung by Dr. Staci Johnson, wife of Los Angeles Fire Dept. Capt. Kevin Johnson.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Former U.S. Army Capt. Margaret Stewart, now an LAFD firefighter, will be honored as the Military Hero of the Game.Stewart graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1992, completed the Army’s Rotary Wing Flight School as a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and served in South Korea. Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie Photos: Find your face (or your pup’s) amid fan cutouts at Dodger Stadium Stewart is a search and rescue canine handler with the department’s only disaster human remains detection canine, Veya, who will accompany her to the game.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will reduce the price of Dodger Dogs to $1 for tonight’s game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, the first time they’ve held $1 Dodger Dog Night since 2012.Fans are limited to five Dodger Dogs per transaction.Dodger Dogs usually cost $6.50.The game is also Firefighter Appreciation Night. A special ticket package including a Dodgers Firefighter Appreciation Night challenge coin is available at Dodgers.com/Firefighter. GOING, GOING VIRAL: What they’re saying on social media about Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly BUSTED: Social media goes wild again after Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly gets eight-game suspension Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more