BWF publishes safety guidelines for return of sport during COVID-19 pandemic

Elwanda Tulloch

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has released its health and safety guidelines prior to the restart of competition with its 2020 BWF World Tour.

Its most recent protocols also confirm that the BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus in Denmark will go ahead as planned from October 3 to 11.

BWF will publicise its Safety Protocols and Operating Procedures document and Protocols for Players and Team Entourage document outlining the safe return to international badminton.

These documents were shared with all member associations on August 27.

All tournaments during the European leg of the adjusted tournament calendar – including the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals – and the Asian leg tournaments, will be conducted in strict compliance with the Safety Protocols and Operating Procedures.

These guidelines will aim to provide a safe environment for the personnel, athletes, coaches and media at the events.

Accreditation for tournament personnel

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Devils Prospects: High school swim duo to future college teammates

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The 6th and 12th-ranked swimmers in Arizona commit to ASU after swimming together in high school

Photo by Nghi Tran
| The State Press

“Devils Prospects: Promising players found by ASU recruiting.” Illustration published on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

For Jeremy Graunke, life was surrounded by swimmers, having two older brothers and a sister who all swam through high school. 

But for Christian Osterndorf, the process was a little different. As an outsider to competitive swimming, he learned more about the sport from his neighbor.

The duo, both going into their senior year at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, Arizona, have been racing each other ever since they met freshman year. 

Osterndorf, who is ranked 6th in Arizona, verbally committed to swim for the Sun Devils on May 19, 2020. 

“I didn’t hear from ASU until late junior year,” Osterndorf

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Ranking the Greatest Clutch Shots in Modern NBA Playoff History | Bleacher Report

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Vince Carter: 2014 First Round, Game 3

Carter clearly doesn’t age on the same curve as the rest of us, and this miracle make as a 37-year-old reserve was one of a million pieces of evidence.

In just 1.7 seconds, Carter wrestled away from Manu Ginobili, pump-faked to buy a sliver of breathing room and launched a corner three while nearly bouncing into the stands. The shot found nothing but net, turning the Dallas Mavericks’ two-point deficit into a one-point win. But the eighth-seeded Mavs would eventually fall to the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in seven games.


Derrick Rose and LeBron James: 2015 Conference Semifinals, Games 3 and 4

When a pair of MVPs lock horns in a playoff series, this is exactly what hoop heads want to see.

Rose helped the third-seeded Chicago Bulls snag a 2-1 lead on a buzzer-beating bank shot over the outstretched arms of 6’9″

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Larry Frost, father of Nebraska football coach Scott Frost, has passed away | Local News

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At Nebraska, he was the starting wingback on the 1969 Sun Bowl team.

“When I enrolled at Nebraska I probably thought, like most guys I suppose, that I was going to set the world on fire,’’ he told The World-Herald in 1969. “And there were times when I wished I had gone to a smaller school where I would have had the opportunity to play more.

“I would have to say without question or doubt that this year has made up for it all. Playing first string for a Big Eight championship team at Nebraska is all I ever could have dreamed. I wouldn’t trade it for four years of All-America at a smaller school.”

Before coaching his sons at Wood River, Larry’s career took them and his wife, 1968 Olympian Carol Moseke Frost, to six towns in Nebraska, Missouri and Texas.

At Palestine, Texas, where the Frosts lived from

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CFexpress: A Real-World Performance Comparison

Elwanda Tulloch

The newest, best cameras coming on the market use a new kind of memory card called CFexpress Type B. They’re fast, but they’re new, so users don’t really have an impression of which ones might be better to buy. This review shows tests from the better of the ones available and presents the results so that readers can use the factors most important to them to choose the best card for themselves.

Performance can’t be summarized through tests into a single number. There are a bunch of different factors, and no card excels at all of them. The choice of the card that is best for you depends on what and how you shoot. This is more true with CFexpress cards than with any of the other formats because the newness of CFexpress leads to some, well, foibles. Well get into those, but the headline is this: generally, there are

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World Tour to resume with Denmark events in October, says BWF

FILE PHOTO: Thomas Lund, secretary general of the Badminton World Federation, speaks at a news conference during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad/File Photo

(Reuters) – The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday announced a revised tournament calendar with the World Tour set to return with back-to-back Super 750 events in Odense, Denmark beginning on Oct. 13.

The two-week European leg will be followed by two Super 1000 tournaments in Asia and the prestigious World Tour Finals. The locations of the three Asian tournaments are yet to be announced.

The BWF also confirmed that the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Aarhus, Denmark will take place as scheduled from Oct. 3-11.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible to implement the revised international tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour as originally envisaged,” BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said.

“Managing travel logistics between

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Jack Murphy, jewel thief and convicted killer known as ‘Murph the Surf,’ dies at 83

What made him famous, though, was his life as a criminal.

After dropping out of college, Mr. Murphy moved to South Florida and became known as a charming, charismatic hustler, teaching tennis, swimming and scuba diving at high-class Miami Beach hotels.

He worked as a stunt diver with a troupe of aquatic acrobats and, during his off hours, put his agility to work by climbing the walls of high rises, sneaking in through windows and leaving with stolen jewels and artwork. Other times, he and his crew broke into waterfront mansions, making their escape by boat. His share of a single night’s haul could be as much as $15,000.

In October 1964, Mr. Murphy and two accomplices drove a Cadillac convertible to New York, living it up for a few weeks in a hotel while plotting a caper that remains one of the biggest and most audacious jewelry heists in

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Pelicans coaching candidates: Will Weaver takes a modern approach | Pelicans

With the 35th pick in the 2019 draft, the New Orleans Pelicans took Didi Louzada, a Brazilian wing who at the time of his selection was still a teenager.

Louzada needed to develop before he was thrown into the NBA fire. So he signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia’s National Basketball League in what is commonly referred to as a “draft-and-stash” maneuver.

In Louzada’s first season as the Pelicans’ stash, he played under Will Weaver, who before coaching one of New Orleans’ draft picks worked closely with one of the team’s key decision-makers.

Before he took over in Sydney, Weaver worked with Pelicans general manager Trajan Langdon. In 2019, they both helped run the Brooklyn Nets’ G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. In 2018-19, Long Island went 34-16 and lost to Rio Grande in the G League Finals. Weaver earned G League Coach of the Year honors, while

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‘An icon’: Mike Tilleman, Hi-Line football legend and former NFL star, dies at 76 | University of Montana Grizzlies

“We’re not here without him,” third-year MSU-Northern coach Andrew Rolin told with a heavy heart on Friday. “I’ve got a lot of gratitude for what he’s done.

Rolin said Tilleman was the first community member he met when interviewing for the job two years ago.

“And for very good reason,” he said. “He was an icon not just in Havre but the entire Hi-Line. There’s no Northern football without the Tillemans, and without Mike Tilleman specifically. He had a huge impact on a lot of lives in this area.”

Rolin, who said he hopes to honor Tilleman again in the spring when the Lights return to action on the field, added: “The guy, you could tell he just loves football. And I think he just really appreciated those who have the love of the game he did. He was a winner, a guy who wanted to win in

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The diversified exhibition areas of World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 brings a Frozen Experience

BEIJING, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In this September of the golden autumn, it was possible to sample the spells of ice and snow in advance, to understand the most advanced culture and technology of ice and snow and of course, to start a different “Frozen” experience. On September 5, the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 (“WWSE”), sponsored by the International Data Group, opened at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. More than 500 Chinese and foreign brands came with demonstrations of ice and snow achievements in technologies, equipment, winter tourism, talent development and so forth, enabling visitors to get closer to the power of ice and snow.

As the world’s top expo of ice and snow, this edition of WWSE has attracted nearly 20 winter sports powers such as Austria, Norway, France, Japan, Italy, Finland, Iceland

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