For first time ever, fuel consumption falls instead of rising during Idul Fitri

first_imgNationwide fuel consumption during this year’s Idul Fitri period was 31.2 percent below the normal level as the government had banned the traditional mudik (exodus) to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.Fuel consumption averaged 106.933 kiloliters per day in the Idul Fitri week, down from 155,377 kl per day in January and February, the months before Indonesia confirmed its first COVID-19 cases, which later prompted large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) that shut offices, factories and schools and limited people’s movements, according to an official report obtained by The Jakarta Post. Aviation fuel consumption saw the sharpest drop, falling 86 percent below the normal volume, while diesel decreased 29 percent and gasoline and kerosene use dropped 21 percent and 9 percent, respectively. This year, however, the government banned the mudik to contain the coronavirus, albeit with exemptions subject to certain conditions.Data from the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA) show that passenger traffic dropped 8.23 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the first quarter to 25.5 million people, and the figures for April and May are expected to show an even steeper decline.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said earlier in May that only 70 flights were still operating at the time of a total of around 79,000 before the virus outbreak. She added that 12,703 domestic and international flights in the country had been canceled in the January-February period.Read also: Pertamina, South Korean consortium to develop Dumai refineryThe pandemic, as of Thursday afternoon, has infected more than 24,500 people, almost 30 percent of whom live in Jakarta, official data show. As many as four provinces and 26 regencies/cities nationwide, including Greater Jakarta, Bandung in West Java and Surabaya in East Java, have imposed the partial lockdown as the number of positive cases continues to rise.Meanwhile, cooking gas consumption remains high during the holiday period as people stay at home.Liquefied petroleum gas (LGP) consumption was 14,404 metric tons per day this holiday, up 7 percent from normal days, according to a statement issued by state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina on Wednesday. The spike is even sharper than its pre-holiday projection of a 5 percent increase.Pertamina noted a rising trend in cooking gas consumption since March, when office workers and children, particularly those in large cities, began staying at home, as recommended by the government.“We upped the distribution of 3-kilogram LPG canisters from seven days before Idul Fitri until one day before,” Pertamina spokeswoman Fajriyah Usman said on Wednesday.Layoffs and working hour cuts have also driven many Indonesians to set up household bakeries and caterers to generate extra income.Read also: Virus sparks record drop in energy investment: IEAHowever, domestic electricity consumption declined by 15.6 percent this holiday compared to normal days, according to data from the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry.Consumption peaked at 22,502 megawatts during the Idul Fitri holiday, said ministry spokesman Agung Pribadi. By comparison, average consumption was 26,650 MW, said the ministry’s electrification secretary, Munir Ahmad.“We continue to ensure optimal access to electricity that is safe and secure,” Agung said on Wednesday.He noted that, in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, electricity consumption was affected by severe flooding that forced PLN to shut down several substations. The floods ravaged from Saturday to Monday, which was Idul Fitri.Sole electricity distributor PLN, a state-owned company, previously projected that consumption over the Idul Fitri period would not change much from normal levels, as many businesses and factories were already closed since March.A PLN spokesperson did not reply to queries about the lower electricity consumption.Topics : “This is the first time we have seen such sharp drops. Normally, fuel consumption tends to rise [during Idul Fitri],” energy economist Fahmy Radhi of Gadjah Mada University told the Post on Thursday.Read also: Explainer: What does the oil price crash mean for Indonesia?“This is the first time it went down due to the mobility restrictions,” said Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) oil director Alfon Simanjuntak, also on Thursday.Indonesia’s fuel consumption normally spikes in the week leading up to Idul Fitri as millions of city dwellers, especially from Jakarta, flock to their hometowns and home villages for the traditional exodus, the largest mass movement each year.last_img read more

Rescue team finds all three victims killed in Sukabumi flash flood

first_img“[Jajo] was immediately transported to Sekarwangi Hospital,” Hendra said in a recent statement, adding that the victim was found at around 3 p.m.According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the flooding affected 11 villages, injured at least 10 people, displaced 78 others and damaged 127 houses.Read also: Two killed, hundreds displaced in Sukabumi flash flood, more rain to comeBNPB spokesman Raditya Jati said the flooding was caused by a high volume of rain in Sukabumi, causing erosion and sedimentation in the river area and forming a natural weir in the upper reaches of the river.When the ecosystem was disrupted due to the high pressure of the rain water, the natural weir produced a large and rapid runoff of water with mud, he added.Raditya said that based on monitoring and evaluation, the flash flood occurred after the Citarik, Cipeucit and Cibojong rivers overflowed.West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency emergency head Budi Budiman Wahyu said the flash flood damaged six bridges and a public prayer room. (syk)Topics : A joint search and rescue (SAR) team has recovered the body of a third victim killed in a flash flood that hit three subdistricts at the foot of Mount Salak in Sukabumi regency, West Java, on Monday.The victim, 25-year-old Jajo, was found within a 15-kilometer radius from the scene on Thursday. The other two victims, 58-year-old Jeje and 70-year-old Hasyim, were found the day after the disaster.SAR mission coordinator Hendra Sudirman said a team of 10 people had searched a 20-kilometer stretch of the Citatih River, as well 10 kilometers of land near the location of the incident.last_img read more

Iloilo prov’l capitol adopts four-day workweek

first_img* biometrics shall still be used tomonitor attendance; observe proper hygiene and sanitation when using biometrics Iloilo Provincial Capitol. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * on April 6-10, 2020, employees shalladopt the regular working hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. inthe observance of Holy Week In a memorandum issued on March 16,Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. issued the following guidelines: * contract of services and job ordersrendering administrative support services shall adopt the same work schedule Overtime services are discouragedunless in extreme necessity and shall be granted compensatory overtime credits. * one day leave of absence isequivalent to 10-hour deduction in the leave credits ILOILO – The provincial capitol is nowobserving a four-hour workweek – an alternative working arrangement suggestedby the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for the duration of the state of publichealth emergency declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte due to thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This four-day work week schedule iseffective this week until April 14, 2020 or unless sooner revoked. * employees may adopt a sliding flexiwork schedule not earlier 7 a.m. and not beyond 7 p.m. * the interim daily work scheduleshall be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. inclusive of one hour lunch break, Monday toFriday * all employees will render 10-hourservice per day for four days a week, meeting the required total number of 40hours per week The Association of Iloilo ProvincialGovernment Employees (AIPGE) requested for the four-day workweek on March 12“as part of the preventive measures to combat the threat of COVID-19 and topromote the concept of social distancing to limit the possible spread of thevirus…”/PNlast_img read more

RCCF receives national accreditation

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — The Ripley County Community Foundation has received the highest standard of national accreditation of philanthropic distinction by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.The honor recognizes the commitment of the organization to exceed legal requirements in accountability and excellence to the community, contributors and the citizens they serve.“The board works hard to be good stewards of the charitable assets entrusted with the community foundation. Achieving this national accreditation was a rigorous process and was done to demonstrate our commitment to our donors and to Ripley County as a whole” RCCF executive director, Amy Streator said.last_img read more

Teresa Mason, 67, Rexville

first_imgTeresa Mason, 64, of Rexville passed away at 3:48pm, Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at her residence. She was born at Batesville on September 19th, 1955 the daughter of Everett and Dorothy Marion Cole. She Married Jerry Mason in 1983 and he preceded her in death in 2014. Survivors include her sons; Jason Platt of Manchester and Justin (Shannon) Platt of Loveland, Ohio, two step sons; David Mason of Corbin KY and Mark (Idella) Mason of Walhalla, SC, three granddaughters; Ashley, Emma and Ava, four step grandchildren; Jessica, Jennifer, Joey and Olivia, three step great grandchildren; five brothers Kenny (Judy) Cole of Osgood, Paul (Kim) Cole of Emerson, KY, Bobby Cole of Versailles, Randy Cole of New Marion and Wendell Cole of Benham, Four sisters; Brenda (Jim) Smith of New Marion, Barb (Dick) Shadday of Rexville, Beverly (Fred) Holler of New Marion, Lori Rudolph of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers; James Everett Cole and Charles Douglas Cole. Teresa was a homemaker and took long term loving care of her family in great need. Funeral Service will be 12noon, Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at New Marion Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Carter and Rev. Ed Roberts officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00am until time of service. Memorials may be given to Safe Passage, New Marion Cemetery or St. Jude’s Hospital in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

EPL: Burnley humiliate Man U at Old Trafford

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester suffered a second consecutive defeat in the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday. After a 2-0 loss at Anfield on Sunday, Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez scored in each half as United failed to close the gap on the top four. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain six points behind Chelsea while Burnley climb to 13th place after back-to-back wins. The hosts enjoyed the best chances in the first half but Anthony Martial and Juan Mata failed to convert from two Aaron Wan-Bissaka crosses. Burnley took advantage of United’s wastefulness after 38 minutes when Ben Mee flicked on Ashley Westwood’s free kick for Wood to smash home. After the break, Burnley scored a second after 56 minutes when Rodriguez produced a stunning strike into the top corner. Luke Shaw had a late goal ruled out as United struggled to create any clear cut opportunity after Burnley’s second.Tags: ANthony MartialBurnleyChris WoodJuan MataManchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solksjaerlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Rockets got Covington and Jordan Bell from Minnesota, plus Golden State’s 2024 second-round pick from the Hawks. Atlanta received centers Capela and Nenê (neh-NAY’) from Houston. Denver picked up Gerald Green from Houston along with the Rockets’ 2020 first-round pick. The Nuggets also landed Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh (VAHn’-lkay) from Minnesota. The Wolves came away with Brooklyn’s 2020 first-round pick and Evan Turner from Atlanta, plus Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt and Juancho Hernangomez (WAHN’-choh hur-nahn-GOH’-mehz) from Denver.In other NBA movements:— A person familiar with the negotiations says Andre Iguodala (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) is headed to Miami after the Heat and Grizzlies agreed on his long-awaited trade. The person says Iguodala agreed to a two-year extension as part of the deal with the second of those years being a team option. The person also said Miami and Memphis were still working out complete terms of what the Heat are giving up in the deal, and that Oklahoma City may be involved.— A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for draft picks. The Sixers will send Golden State a 2020 second-round pick via Dallas, a 2021 second-round pick via Denver and a 2022 second-round pick via Toronto. That is according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not officially been announced.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL — The Reds and right-hander Pedro Strop (strohp) have finalized a one-year package worth $1,825,000, their first offseason move to upgrade the bullpen. A hamstring injury limited him to 50 appearances last season, when he went 2-5 with a 4.97 ERA, 10 saves and six blown saves.— Ubaldo Jiménez (oo-BAHL’-doh hih-MEH’-nehz) is reuniting with the Rockies, who have given him a non-roster invitation to spring training. He tossed Colorado’s only no-hitter on April 7, 2010, in Atlanta before finishing the season with a team-record 19 victories and a 2.88 ERA. The 36-year-old Jiménez hasn’t pitched in the majors since Sept. 22, 2017, with Baltimore.— The Cubs have invited former closer Brandon Morrow to spring training after buying out his contract last November. Morrow hasn’t pitched since July 2018 because of a bone bruise that required surgery. He had 22 saves and a 1.47 ERA in 35 games when he was shut down in the summer of 2018.— The Phillies have signed infielder Logan Forsythe and right-handers Anthony Swarzak, Blake Parker and Trevor Kelley to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.— Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years. The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers will play a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7. MLB has never played a regular-season game in the Dominican Republic. NFL-CHIEFS-SUPER BOWL PARADEChiefs get warm reception in chilly paradeKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills Wednesday to celebrate the team’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.Fans lined the 2-mile parade route to thank their football heroes for bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City and ending a Super Bowl drought that began after the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV in 1970.Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) struggled with a strained voice but said the championship fulfilled two goals he set when he became the team’s starter. Óne was to bring the Lamar Hunt Trophy back to Kansas City as AFC champs, and the second was to win a Super Bowl for head coach Andy Reid. The Hunt Trophy is named after the original owner of the Chiefs. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors get 12th straight winUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have broken their team record for consecutive victories. Goalie Katie Burt gets the win as the US tops Canada 3-1VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hilary Knight and her U.S. teammates carried a decade-old grudge into Game 4 of their Rivalry Series with Canada and settled an old score.The Americans earned a 3-1 win over Canada and took a 3-1 lead in the five-game series.Knight set up Hayley Scamurra for the winning goal in the third period and added an empty-netter to seal the victory, quieting the pro-Canada crowd at Rogers Arena.Dani Cameranesi also scored for the U.S. Jocelyne Larocque scored for Canada. — Trae Young and John Collins each had double-doubles as the Hawks handed the Timberwolves their 13th consecutive loss, 127-120. Young finished with 38 points and 11 rebounds, while Collins furnished 27 points and 12 boards.NBA-FOUR-TEAM TRADEAP sources: Covington, Capela on move in 4-team tradeUNDATED (AP) — Twelve players and at least three draft picks are part of a four-team trade that was hammered out on the eve of the NBA trade deadline.Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is going to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the complicated trade that was approved by the league on Wednesday. Sean Kuraly tied it about six minutes after DeBrincat’s goal before Boston moved one point ahead of Washington in the league’s overall race. The Capitals have a game in hand.Robin Lehner made 38 saves for the Hawks, who have dropped three of four since a five-game winning streak.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) scored second seconds apart late in the first period to ignite the Rangers in a 5-3 victory over the Maple Leafs. Kreider and Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist, while teammate Pavel Buchnevich (booch-NEH’-vihch) had a goal and two assists. Rookie goalie Igor Shesterkin (shehs-TUR’-kihn) made 27 saves in winning for the fourth time in five starts this season.WOMEN’S HOCKEY-USA-CANADA Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) scored 30 points, including a huge three-pointer in the dying seconds of the Raptors’ 12th straight win, 119-118 over the Pacers. Kyle Lowry poured in 32 points for Toronto, which trailed by 19 in the third quarter before getting within four by the end of the period.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) had 25 points to help the Raptors keep their 1 ½-game lead in the NBA’s Atlantic Division.Checking out Wednesday’s other NBA action:— The Celtics earned their fifth straight win as Jayson Tatum contributed 16 of his 33 points in the second half of a 116-110 victory against the Magic. Gordon Hayward added 23 points and Jaylen Brown finished with 18 for Boston.— Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had 31 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists in powering the Nuggets to a 98-95 win at Utah. Jamal Murray scored 31 points and Denver held the Jazz to just one field goal over the final 7:08. — Evan Boudreaux scored a season-high 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting and had a team-high eight rebounds as Purdue blasted No. 17 Iowa, 104-68. Jahaad (jah-HAHD’) Proctor, Matt Haarms (hahrmz) and Sasha Stefanovic each scored 15 points for the Boilermakers, who shot a season-high 63% and reached the century mark in scoring for the first time this season.— Saben Lee scored a career-high 33 points and Vanderbilt pulled out a 99-90 upset of No. 18 LSU 99-90 to end the SEC’s longest regular season skid at 26 straight. Maxwell Evans had a career-high 31 points to help the Commodores halt the Tigers’ 13-game winning streak in regular season conference play.— Providence beat a ranked team for the second straight game as A.J. Reeves set season highs with 22 points and six 3-pointers in the Friars’ 73-56 thumping of No. 21 Creighton. Providence outscored the Bluejays, 41-20 on 49% shooting, including 12 of 20 from beyond the arc.MLB-NEWSYanks’ Paxton out until at least May The Wildcats are 17-5.In other top-25 men’s basketball finals:— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-uh) had 21 points and provided the go-ahead basket during an 18-5 second-half run that rallied No. 5 Louisville past Wake Forest, 86-76. Dwayne Sutton added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals, who trailed by 12 at halftime before getting their ninth straight win.— Myles Powell poured in 34 points and No. 12 Seton Hall opened on a 16-0 run before holding off Georgetown, 78-71. Romaro Gill tied a career-high with eight blocks for the Pirates, while Quincy McKnight chipped in eight points and a game-high 10 assists in 22 minutes despite a knee injury suffered in Saturday’s loss to Xavier.— Oscar Tshiebwe (SHEEB’-way) had 16 points and 10 rebounds as No. 13 West Virginia breezed to a 76-61 victory over Iowa State. Chase Harler added 14 points, while Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Derek Culver scored 12 apiece for the 18-4 Mountaineers. Goalie Katie Burt, making her first start for the U.S. national team in more than a year, recorded the win in net.The teams were playing for the second time in three nights after Canada got its first win of the series, a 3-2 overtime victory on Monday in Victoria. The U.S. opened the series with a 4-1 win in Hartford, Connecticut, and and a 2-1 win in Moncton, New Brunswick, in December. Associated Press February 6, 2020 Those three players will still be honored through a patch that will appear on the jersey.NHL-SCHEDULEBruins beat Blackhawks, pass CapsUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins now own the NHL’s highest point-total after earning their fifth straight win.Charlie McAvoy scored 79 seconds into overtime to give the Bruins a 2-1 victory at Chicago. Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) stopped 21 shots and blanked the Blackhawks after Alex DeBrincat (deh-BRIHN’-kat) notched a power-play goal 6:50 into the second period. Update on the latest sports NFL-NEWSBrowns introduce new GMUNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have introduced Andrew Berry as their new general manager.The 32-year-old Berry is believed to be the youngest GM in NFL history, and he’s the second current African-American GM in the NFL. He joked he didn’t receive an upgraded parking space upon his return to Cleveland, where he was vice president of player personnel from 2016-18 under GM Sashi Brown.Berry spent last season in the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office. The rankings included No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Auburn and No. 8 Florida. Only Clemson at No. 3 and Ohio State at No. 5 broke things up.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-COLORADO-UNRETIRED JERSEYSBuffaloes unretire 3 jerseysUNDATED (AP) — The University of Colorado will bring three hallowed football numbers out of retirement at the growing requests from recruits.Byron “Whizzer” White’s No. 24, Joe Romig’s No. 67 and Bobby Anderson’s No. 11 will all be worn again. Romig and Anderson approved the decision, as did the family of White. The former Supreme Court justice tied in 2002. Meanwhile, the rival Steelers have given their general manager a contract extension. Kevin Colbert is now signed through the 2021 draft after considering retirement.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SIGNING DAYSEC enjoys recruiting bonanzaUNDATED (AP) — The SEC has dominated the recruiting landscape even more than usual this year.The conference had six of the nation’s top eight classes as the remaining unsigned football prospects finalized their college plans Wednesday. That’s according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports. — Landry Shamet (SHAM’-eht) scored 14 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, including 10 straight for the Clippers in a 128-111 victory over the Heat. Paul George also produced 23 points as one of eight Los Angeles players to score in double-figures.— Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) contributed 30 points to lead the Thunder to their eighth win in nine games, 109-103 versus the Cavaliers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 23 points and Danilo Gallinari added 15 for Oklahoma City.— Ja (jah) Morant scored 21 points and the Grizzlies moved over .500 for the first time this season by downing the Mavericks, 121-107. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Tyus Jones added 19 apiece for Memphis, which played without forwards Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill after packaging them in a deal that will send Andre Iguodala (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) to the Grizzlies.— Caris LeVert (leh-VURT’) provided 23 points and the Nets gave D’Angelo Russell a bruising welcome back to Brooklyn with a 129-88 rout of the Warriors. Golden State fell behind 20-4, missing 20 of their 22 3-point attempts in the first half and trailing by as many as 44.— Andre Drummond had 31 points and 19 rebounds to help the Pistons deal the Suns their fourth consecutive loss, 116-108. Reggie Jackson added 25 points and Christian Wood had 21 for Detroit. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have announced some bad news concerning their starting rotation.Left-hander James Paxton has had back surgery for a herniated disk and is expected to be sidelined until May or June. The Yankees estimated Paxton’s approximate timeline to pitch in a major league game as three-to-four months.The injury weakens a Yankees rotation already missing right-hander Domingo Germán, who must serve the final 63 games of an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Germán is eligible to return June 5, barring any postponements.In other baseball news:— The Braves have defeated Shane Greene in the first salary arbitration case this year. The reliever will be paid $6.25 million instead of his request for $6.75 million. The 31-year-old right-hander was a first-time All-Star last year before finishing the season with a 2.30 ERA, 64 strikeouts and 17 walks over 62 2/3 innings for the Tigers and Atlanta. Butler tops Villanova on buzzer beaterUNDATED (AP) — It began with a leaky roof and was decided by a rainbow 3-pointer.Kamar Baldwin capped his 17-point performance by nailing buzzer-beating trey that gave 19th-ranked Butler a 79-76 victory over No. 10 Villanova. The basket bailed out the Bulldogs after they squandered a 10-point lead in the final six minutes.Sean McDermott scored 21 points and Bryce Golden added a career high 18 points to help the Bulldogs beat the Wildcats for the first time in their last six meetings.The game was delayed for nearly 15 minutes in the first half when the roof of 92-year-old Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak. Maintenance workers got the water stopped and the floor dried before the Bulldogs improved to 18-5.last_img read more

Wisconsin introduces new swimming, diving coach Yuri Suguiyama

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin swimming and diving program will have new leadership standing poolside for their 2018-19 campaign and beyond as UW Athletics has announced Yuri Suguiyama will be taking over as head coach.Suguiyama joins the UW team having spent his previous six years as the associate head coach of the men’s program at the University of California Berkley. When speaking to UW Athletics, UW’s Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez couldn’t curb his enthusiasm at prying Suguiyama away from the sunny shores of California.“We’re excited to bring Yuri to Madison,” Alvarez said. “His track record as a coach speaks for itself, but he will also bring great energy to our program.”The 35-year-old Suguiyama already has a revered coaching resume under his belt. Some of his more impressive accolades as associate head coach at Cal include helping guide the Bears to the 2014 National Title and a streak of 28 consecutive dual meet wins in 2018.Four Badgers to be honored at Team USA Awards as part of USA Olympic women’s hockey teamAfter winning gold in February, former Badgers Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Alex Rigsby could take home even Read…In addition to his collegiate duties at Cal, Suguiyama has also spent time with the USA National Team. He had assistant coaching roles at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2015 World University Games and was a special assistant to the national team director for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. He also graduated to the position of men’s head coach for Team USA’s campaign at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships in Canada.Now with his new role at Wisconsin Suguiyama is eager to build upon his already impressive career, this time as a head coach.“It has been a dream of mine to lead a program, and there’s no better place to do so than at a school that has so much to offer, like Wisconsin,” Suguiyama said to UW athletics. “I want to thank Coach Alvarez and senior associate athletic director Marija Pientka for this opportunity.”Suguiyama also said he was “excited and humbled” at his opportunity to lead both the Badger men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs.When they play, they look invincible. But off the field, they struggle with mental health like anyone elseOur sports heroes are invincible. Their feats become legendary. They hit harder and run faster. Simply by the virtue of Read…Suguiyama takes over from Whitney Hite who had an up and down seven-year tenure at the helm of UW Swimming and Diving. Under Hite’s leadership, the team finished in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships for four seasons in a row — 13th place being their best finish which they achieved in 2014 and 2015.In his conversation with UW Athletics Suguiyama expressed his eagerness to get to work in his new role and how he will look to take the team to even greater heights.“I’m looking forward to building upon the program’s tradition by getting to know our current team, putting together an awesome staff and recruiting student-athletes of high character who are good fits for Wisconsin both academically and athletically,” Suguiyama said. “I can’t wait to get started.”Badger athletes will also be keen to get in the pool and learn under the tutelage of Suguiyama who has coached a number of standout swimmers over the years. One being five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky who swam under the guidance of Suguiyama as a 15-year-old at the Nation’s Capital Swim Club in Washington, D.C..NBA: Bucks match-up with injury-ridden Celtics in first round of playoffsThe Milwaukee Bucks will face the Boston Celtics in the first  of a best-of-seven-games series this Sunday afternoon in Boston. Read…One of the more exciting athletes Suguiyama will coach this year is Beata Nelson. Nelson most recently came off of a silver medal in the 100 backstroke last month and won two gold medals in individual events in the Big Ten Championships in February.In addition to his coaching success, Suguiyama has a proven record in the pool himself, having swum for North Carolina. By the time he had graduated in 2004, he had been named as an All-ACC selection three times, an All-American his senior year and held the Tar Heels’ men’s records for 1000 and 1650-yard freestyle.The final event left on the swimming and diving schedule for Suguiyama this year is the USA Swimming National Championships which will go from July 25-29 in Irvine, California.last_img read more

Tipp Town into PPS All Ireland Final

first_imgThey ran out 0-09 to 0-08 point winners over Colaiste Carrick to make it through the All Ireland Finals in Dublin in a fortnight’s time.The man of the match went to Lattin man Stephen Maloney Earlier in the Cusack Cup – the young hurlers of Cistercian College Roscrea overcame St Declan’s’ Kilmacthomas on a score line of 1-14 to 11 pointslast_img