Simone Biles sets record for most medals at gymnastics worlds

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday.It’s the 24th world championship medal for Biles, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men’s gymnast Vitaly Scherbo. Biles scored 15.066 on the beam after a near-flawless routine, opting for a simpler dismount than the double-double she performed earlier in the championships.China took silver and bronze with Liu Tingting on 14.433 and Li Shijia on 14.3, respectively.It’s the fourth victory for Biles at these world championships after team gold Tuesday, individual all-around gold Thursday and vault gold Saturday.A fifth place on uneven bars Saturday ended Biles’ chances of winning a medal in all six events, which she did last year in her comeback world championships after a sabbatical in 2017. Of her 24 career world medals, 18 are gold, against 12 of 23 for Scherbo.Earlier, Russia’s Nikita Nagornyy won the men’s vault for this third gold medal of the championships. He’s the first European man to win the vault since 2010.Nagornyy scored an average 14.966 from his two vaults, beating his friend and Russian teammate Artur Dalaloyan into second place. The bronze went to Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov.The 38-year-old Romanian Marian Dragulescu, a four-time world champion, secured qualification for his fifth Olympics by placing fourth. First Published: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Last Updated: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST Simone Biles Sets Record For Most Medals At Gymnastics Worlds Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday. Written By COMMENT Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Details of 2017 accomplishments

first_img Categories: Victory News I worked closely with many Ottawa County residents and businesses in 2017 to prioritize legislation that helps our community and all of Michigan’s economy.As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I helped shape a state government budget that keeps Michigan moving forward.  My colleagues and I approved a balanced budget with a record amount of spending to fix our roads and bridges – vitally important to improving our quality of life and our economy.The budget also includes more money than ever before for K-12 schools, benefitting our students and teachers. Public safety is enhanced through the addition of 150 Michigan State Police troopers. We also were fiscally responsible, paying down debt and adding to our state’s “rainy day” fund.Here are some other accomplishments from 2017, my fifth in the Michigan House:•           Created the Bee Protection Program to ensure growers have access to reliable pollinators.•           Passed legislation to allow fundraising license plates to be placed on company-owned pickup trucks or vans. Small businesses and public universities will now be allowed to brand their trucks and vans to support organizations and causes.•           Passed legislation to ensure fair and accurate drain assessment along intercountry drains. This bill helps communities receive fair and accurate drain fees and gives the drain commissioners the flexibility they need to get their jobs done in a reasonable time frame.•           Introduced legislation to ensure that Michigan growers have access to national and global markets.•           Voted to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan. The five-bill package encourages students to explore career opportunities and helps provides them with the resources they need to succeed and fill in-demand jobs.•           Voted in favor of reducing income taxes for Michiganders. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I knew where we could have made reasonable spending reductions to implement the income tax cut. We could have easily afforded the cut and continued to pay down our debt responsibly.•           Voted in favor of giving Michigan drivers a choice in their auto insurance coverage levels. Michigan drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. I have heard the overwhelming outcry of support from my district to pass this reform. The current system is unfair and unsustainable and while the auto no-fault program has its merits, it has not changed since its introduction 30 years ago and needs significant improvements.I will continue to work hard for Ottawa County residents in 2018. I will continue to fight for legislation beneficial to the community and believe we are headed in the right direction for our economy to continue to grow.If you have any questions or concerns contact my office at 517-373-1830 or by email at 27Dec Details of 2017 accomplishmentslast_img read more

Polish pay TV operator n has added a new World C

first_imgPolish pay TV operator ‘n’ has added a new World Cinema subscription package to its video-on-demand offering.‘n’’s collection will add 20 titles each week, divided into thematic categories, with movies including The Hurt Locker and Grindhouse: Death Proof to be made available to subscribers for PLN6 (€1.40) a month.World Cinema will be added to existing nVOD services TVN Player, HBO OD, National Geographic and Baby TV.last_img

Reed Midem is introducing a new conference strand

first_imgReed Midem is introducing a new conference strand designed specifically to lure channel operators and their clients.The Global Distribution Daywill run on the Monday of this year’s MIPCOM market, wrapping in time for James Murdoch’s keynote at the end of the first day of the event in Cannes.“Channel distribution is a growing part of the market,” Laurine Garaude, director Reed Midem’s TV Division, told DTVE’s sister title, TBI. “Channel distributors are very active at MIPCOM and there are now more channels out there and more possibilities.”Events such as Cable Congress, Anga and IBC are partly geared towards channel and platform operators, who have also traditionally been in Cannes in force for MIPCOM, although not always officially as part of the event. The channels day is seen as a way to bring them ‘into the Palais’ as well as better inform content companies about developments in the channels world.The full line-up of speakers has yet to be confirmed, but Reed Midem told TBI that French pay TV operator Orange, German telco and IPTV operator Deutsche Telekom, Russian cabler MTS and OTT service operator Magine will all feature.The day-long conference strand will open with a scene-setting overview and be followed by sessions about what platforms want from content companies, how cable and OTT platforms can co-exist and a special focus on channels and platforms in Asia.There will also be a global channel distribution lunch to provide channels, producers and distributors to forge contacts and network.last_img read more