Badminton world number one Kento Momota injured in crash that killed driver

first_imgBADMINTON’s world number one Kento Momota has been injured in a fatal crash in Malaysia.Japan’s Momota, 25, was travelling in a van with three members of his support team when it collided with a truck.The driver of the van was killed but it is understood no-one else suffered serious injury.Malaysia’s health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said Momota was being treated in hospital for cuts to his face and a broken nose.The collision happened on Sunday, just hours after world champion Momota beat Viktor Axelsen to win the Malaysia Masters, the first tournament of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) 2020 World Tour season.According to statements from the local police and fire departments, the hired van was en route to Kuala Lumpur international airport when it “rammed into the rear of a 30-tonne truck”.Dzulkefly said the four passengers in the van – Momota, his physiotherapist, his assistant coach and a BWF official – were in a stable condition in Putrajaya Hospital.“Based on investigations and CT scans, there are no major injuries… they are now stable and will be given continued treatment and remain under observation for now,” he said.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Tom Brady looks more like GOAT than 43 in post-birthday Buccaneers camp practice

first_imgWithout Godwin, Tuesday’s wide receiver spotlight for Brady belonged to Mike Evans. Evans is in the select company of the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill and the Lions’ Kenny Golladay as being an elite established big-play threat, averaging 17.7 and 17.3 yards per catch the past two seasons. Brady had no trouble sharply and beautifully dropping passes downfield to Evans in practice.With the Patriots in 2019, there were plenty of times when Brady looked and played his age of 42. Now he’s a year older, but he looks rejuvenated going back to work with an old, familiar friend and new younger guys eager to both learn from him and deliver for him.With each passing practice, the Bucs should feel a lot more confident that they got the Brady who best resembles the GOAT. Tom Brady’s belated celebration for his 43rd birthday should give Buccaneers fans more than 43 reasons to throw an NFL season-long party in 2020. A morning after turning a year older, Brady gave Tampa Bay-area media a strong first impression at training camp on Tuesday.If there were some remaining doubts about Brady strongly rebounding from his final Patriots season — one of the worst for the greatest quarterback of all time — they should have continued to fade with his latest practice. The immediate reports from the Tampa Bay Times, The Athletic and ESPN all came to the conclusion that it was vintage Brady with the command of the Bucs’ offense and connection with his Bucs’ teammates. MORE: Complete list of NFL players opting out of 2020 seasonThe consensus was that Brady’s experience and talent showed up every which way, with most of his key offensive weapons on the field with him. The leadership qualities that were evident since Brady conducted early throwing sessions in March simply got ramped up. Brady didn’t show any rust related to an unusual offseason, showing strong and accurate throws.Tom Brady is the #Bucs new quarterback. He is Tom Brady throwing passes in training camp today. #GoBucs #NFL pic.twitter.com/WxZCObxD3c— Eduardo A. Encina 😷 (@EddieInTheYard) August 4, 2020One thing was clear from watching today’s workout. The #Bucs are Tom Brady’s team now and the 🐐is clearly spreading his wisdom. #GoBucs #NFL #TrainingCamp #TB12 pic.twitter.com/SlnqRij3oO— Eduardo A. Encina 😷 (@EddieInTheYard) August 4, 2020Video: Tom Brady throws to Mike Evans (in the distance) at Bucs conditioning workout this morning. pic.twitter.com/9ntkMAaRmK— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 4, 2020This is what watching training camp in 2020 looks like. Physical distancing at its finest. But you can see Tom Brady connecting deep on that first pass. Second pass timing was a little off. pic.twitter.com/T9bmHfNaIS— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) August 4, 2020The Patriots let down Brady quite a bit last season with a receiving corps in transition and nothing close to a reliable replacement for tight end Rob Gronkowski. An offensive line breaking down with injuries didn’t help, which in turn limited the success of the rushing attack. Brady was still capable of effectively throwing the deep ball, but didn’t have the outside targets to take advantage of that. Per ESPN, Chris Godwin, the Bucs’ best all-around wide receiver, wasn’t part of the group working out with Brady, but everyone else was for their two-tight end personnel, with Justin Watson instead of Godwin at wideout. Now consider the important early takeaways:Brady hasn’t been just reunited with Gronkowski, but he has two more receiving tight ends, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, who are both much better than the options he had at the position last season. Brady and Gronk are attached at the hip, but Brady is also throwing to Howard and Brate like he’s always known them.Up front, the Buccaneers were fortunate that solid left tackle Donovan Smith decided not to opt out for the season and right tackle Tristan Wirfs has quickly fit right in to nail down the other side of edge pass protection for Brady. In the backfield, the shine of third-round rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn has dwindled because of injury and the offseason limitations, but there’s suddenly more confidence in third-year back Ronald Jones and the signing of LeSean McCoy has infused revered veteran juice into the mix.last_img read more

Alistair is the first Senior Series champion

first_img However, he had a few anxious moment before his win was confirmed because he’d failed to score on his last hole. “That gave me panic stations!” he said. “To come here and play in a final at the home of England Golf, and to play well and win, is what dreams are made of.”  Click here for full results from the Senior Series final  Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Booth is a big fan of the Senior Series, which has offered one-day qualifying events across the country, with the option of a second competition day for members of the England Golf Captains programme. The Series has also had an order of merit attached with the top players also booking places in the final, which was played as part of England Golf Week, an annual celebration of handicap golf.  16 Aug 2017 Alistair is the first Senior Series champion He also tried to qualify for the Captains’ final – which will be played tomorrow – but missed out. Booth, the chairman of Frilford Heath Golf Club, was centenary captain there in 2008.center_img His other golfing interests include a seat on the England Golf Board and in addition he is President of the BB&O (Berks, Bucks & Oxon) Golf Union and the independent Chairman of the Greenkeepers’ Training Committee. Tags: Alistair Booth, Golf Week, Senior Series Frilford Heath’s Alistair Booth is the first winner of the new England Golf Senior Series, claiming the title by the narrowest of margins.  He was in a three-way tie after scoring 36 points on the Bracken course at Woodhall Spa, but beat Gillian Curley (Northamptonshire County) and Alan Wilson (Romsey) on countback.  The six-handicapper is a keen competitor but is also heavily involved in golf administration and added: “I don’t play as much as I would like and I should practice far more than I do, so my golf blows hot and cold, but today it blew hot.” He set up his score with 20 points over his first nine holes, starting from the 10th.last_img read more

Home Instead Senior Care’s Alzheimer’s Friendly Business Program Addresses Isolation Among Family…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Home Instead Senior CareThe Home Instead Senior Care® office serving South Puget Sound is launching a new campaign designed to make the community more Alzheimer’s friendly. Through the Alzheimer’s Friendly BusinessSM program, the Home Instead Senior Care office will provide free training to local businesses to help equip employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.In a recent survey of Alzheimer’s caregivers, 74 percent reported that they and their loved ones have become more isolated from the community as a result of the disease. Furthermore, 85 percent reported that they feel a reduced quality of life due to isolation. 1“For many caregivers, the unpredictable nature of the disease can make going out in public with their loved one intimidating,” said Kelly Cavenah, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving South Puget Sound.  “Our research shows that family caregivers might be reluctant to frequent public places because of the behaviors that could be associated with the disease.”According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, the number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to grow to a staggering 75.6 million by 2030 and 135.5 million in 2050.“Given the statistics, most businesses that deal with the public will be serving people with Alzheimer’s and their families,” said Cavenah. “It’s critical that local businesses start working now to build Alzheimer’s friendly communities to better serve their customers with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.”Local businesses can work directly with the local Home Instead Senior Care office to coordinate an in-person training. An interactive, online version of the training also is available at AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com. Once the training is successfully completed, businesses will receive a window cling with the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business designation. The designation will be valid for two years.For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program and to access additional resources, please visit www.AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com or call 360-570-0049.1 Home Instead, Inc. surveyed 692 Alzheimer’s family caregivers, including 102 from Canada and 590 from the U.S., who completed an online survey between April 13-23, 2015.last_img read more