Related Provexis plc – the company behind the UK’s leading endurance sports nutrition brand SiS – has extended its distribution into two further national UK retailers, the major supermarket multiple Sainsbury’s and the high street pharmacy chain Boots.Under the new distribution deal, Sainsbury’s will stock a range of SiS products nationally across the UK from October, while Boots is now stocking the award-winning range of SiS isotonic Go Gels in a range of stores nationally.Stephen Moon, Chief Executive of Provexis, said “We are delighted to extend our distribution footprint further through both Sainsbury’s and Boots. SiS products are well known with elite athletes and now increasingly used by serious endurance sports participants. These new outlets mean that SiS users have a greater choice of where to buy their SiS products.“It is also easier for all sports participants to have greater access to leading nutrition technology to help them when they exercise, train and compete. The products used by Olympians are the same products on the shelves.”Sainsbury’s and Boots joins the long list of outlets where SiS products are available including other major supermarkets, Tesco and Waitrose, and many specialist cycling, triathlon and running outlets.SiS produces sports nutrition for professional and serious sport participants and has to date helped break world records as well as winning Olympic Gold medals and World Championships. As the company notes, ‘the efficacy of the products and the credibility of the science is the reason behind why SiS has unprecedented usage amongst the professional world.’ The range includes patented Go Gels – billed the world’s only isotonic gels to deliver fast energy without the need for water.SiS supports teams and individuals in various endurance sports but has cycling at its heart. (SiS is also the Official Supplier of Sports Drinks and Sports Nutrition to the GB Rowing Team.)SiS (Science in Sport) provides athletes with a range of nutritional products that help them to perform at their best. It ensures that products are safe for athletes to use and therefore has products externally validated by a world class sports doping control laboratory:All products are made at an Informed Sport accredited facility to certify that ingredients are tested for banned substances.SiS is ISO 9001:2008UKAS accredited standard (registered number 6854). This means that it is proven that SiS has stringent policies and risk assessment structures, to ensure that no banned substance is allowed onto the manufacturing site.SiS is owned by AIM-listed Provexis plc, ‘a business that develops, licenses and markets scientifically-proven functional food and sports nutrition technologies.’www.provexis.orgwww.scienceinsport.com
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GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The defending champion Kokudo Bunnies edged the Nippon Paper Cranes 6-5 on Saturday in Kushiro, Hokkaido, thanks to Toshiyuki Sakai’s goal in overtime, to advance to the finals of the Japan Ice Hockey League.In the other best-of-three semifinal series, Seibu tied the game in the final minutes before beating Oji 5-4 in overtime to book its place in the finals against Kokudo. The best-of-five finals begin March 20 at Tokyo’s Higashi-Fushimi Ice Arena.
The Robins struggled against a more experienced Rams side and were 5-0 down at the break.An improved second half saw City more aggressive in the tackle area and Sam Bell scored a 70th-minute consolation after Ryley Towler’s corner was headed back across goal by Harvey Smith.The Under-23s are back in action in the Professional Development League against Nottingham Forest on Monday, March 4that Ashton Gate (7pm).City: Buse, Turner-Williams, Soady (Callum Pearson ht), Spark, H Smith, Ali, S Pearson, Richards, Rees, Bell (Conway 75), Towler. Substitutes (unused): Robertson, Williams.
BOXING BY KILA NAO The five day national boxing championship ended on a high note with most fighters winning individual medals for their associations at Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre in Port Moresby on Friday. It was a tiring week for many boxers that took part in the youth, novice and senior divisions to display their skills and many, it was the first time to expose their talents. The highlight of the tournament was in the 91 kg heavy weight division by the Pacific Games silver medalist Arthur Ray from Manus who defeated NCD’s Napoleon Susub in just 2 seconds of the first round to claim the gold medal. Ray said the event was a test of his strength and temper. The PNGABU secretary Dr Gideon Kendino and the Professional Boxing Union patron Ben Micah lauded Ray for the great skills he had displayed on the ring. In the 81kg light heavy weight category, it was disaster for Hiri’s Barry Walters who had no chance against young Michael Miria of NCD who claimed the gold medal. Miria mauled Walters twice in the second round, forcing the referee to stop the match and award the win to Miria. The 75 kg bout was all but a heated fight between NCD’s Warren Warupi against Joe Magaiva of Kairuku. Warupi came out on top to claim the gold while Magaiva settled for the silver. In the other divisions, Lesley Roger (AROB) – gold and Neville Warupi (NCD) – Silver in the 69 kg, John Ume (NCD) – Gold and Dominic (AROB) in the 63 kg, Jamie Chang (NCD) – Gold and Peter Soko (AROB) – silver medal in the 57 kg. In the 52 kg division champion boxer Mekeo’s Charlie Keama flattened Kopi Mahuta from NCD to claim gold medal. In the senior women’s category, Laizani Soma of NCD beat Elizabeth Oaike from Kairuku to win gold in the 69 kg while Abbeygaile Temu claimed gold medal without an opponent in the 60 kg. For the 57 kg bout, Tresila Joe (NCD) won gold a medal against Philo Maino while Flora Loga (NCD) – gold defeated Veronica (Hiri)-silver and Henrietta Wane (AROB) – Gold medal beat Victoria Aminae (Nomex) – Silver in 48 kg . In the male novice category, Siope Harry (Manus) – Gold and Mausa Silas (Namatanai) – Silver in 81 kg, Henry Opu (KABA) – Gold and Raymond Yiali (WHP) – Silver in75 kg, Gabriel Ufula (Nomex) – Gold and Emmanuel John (Hiri) – Silver in 69 kg, Frank Aua (Nomex) – Gold and Piti Aisi (Motu Koita) – Silver in 63 kg, Simon Ame (KABA) – Gold and Timity Pokop (Manus) – Silver in 57 kg and Martine Uele (Nomex) – Gold and Arua Willie (Hiri) – Silver in 51 kg. In the female Novice, Melisa Baben (NCD) – Gold and Tahuni Beni (Motu Koita) – Silver in 69 kg, Monica Gube (NCD) – Gold and Yvonne Araua (Abau) – Silver in 60 kg and Petina Taukuro (Misima) – Gold and Andrewela Warupi (NCD) – Silver in 51 kg. In the male Youth category, Joseph Mako Jnr (NCD) – Gold and Isaac Namake (AROB) – Silver in63 kg, Cosmos Buka (Manus) – Gold and Lawrence Amebou (Nomex) in Silver in 57 kg and Paul Kanti (KABA) 0 Gold and Henry Aite (MABA) – Silver in 52 kg while in the female Novice, Maryanne Malken (NCD) – Gold and Mary Ameisa (KABA) – Silver in 48 kg.
The Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) will stage its flagship event, the National Cycling Championships on June 23, 24 and July 1. Guyana’s best wheelsmen campaigning here and overseas are expected to compete at the prestigious event which crowns the national cycling champion and earns him automatic selection for any overseas competitions to represent Guyana.As was the case since 2016, this year, the championships comes with a twist as the Road Race for the elite riders will be held eight days after the Time-Trial rather than the customary day apart.