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World Champs’ new class

first_img real shot O’Dayne Richards, who won the shot put title at the World University Games and Commonwealth Games last year, before claiming the Pan American Games title in Toronto, July, has a real shot at a medal. He will be on a high after having broken the national record to post 22.56 metres in Toronto. That mark placed him at third on the world list. The Pan Am Games saw a whole new class of sprinting talent graduate and the 20-year-old Canadian, Andre de Grasse, will be one to watch. The 100m champion, who has a wind-assisted personal best 9.75 seconds, may not be able to match the speed of the senior class of Bolt or American Justin Gatlin, but his confidence will be high coming out of his hometown victories. Sadly Canada were disqualified after winning the men’s 4x100m in Toronto, but the team should have sorted out their mistakes over the last few weeks and will be looking to be right up there in the medals alongside Jamaica and the United States on the 30th. Trayvon Bromell of the United States clocked the fastest time by a teenager at that country’s national championships, where he posted 9.84 seconds in the 100m. Bromell has run sub-10 seconds four times already, which puts him in a category by himself as the fastest ever teenager over the distance. Cuba has had a long history in the jumps – long, high and triple. Ivan Pedroso won gold in the long jump every year from 1995 to 2001. Pedro Pichardo, the Moscow triple jump silver medallist may feel that with two years experience under his belt, he can go one better this year after a confidence boosting win in Toronto with a mark of 17.54 metres. Canada’s youthful looking pole vaulter, Shawn Barber, at only 21, won the Pan Am Games title at home last month, an improvement off his bronze medal finish at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland a year before. He has posted a personal best 5.93m this year and will surely be looking to redeem himself after failing to qualify for the final in Moscow two years ago. All eyes will be on Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in the women’s 200m at this World Championships in Athletics in Beijing. Thompson is being touted as the female Bolt – meaning Usain Bolt – Jamaica’s sprint sensation who holds world records in the men’s 100m and 200m. Since she sprinted to victory at the Inter-Collegiate Championships earlier this year, Thompson has been on an upward trajectory and with the United States’ Allyson Felix opting not to run in the 200m, the Manchester native, who clocked a personal best 22.37 at the National Championships, is the odds on favourite to take gold. The United States’ 17-year-old, Kaylin Whitney, the teenager who won the 200m at the Pan American Games in Toronto, trains with Justin Gatlin. She set youth bests in the 100m (11.10) and 200m (22.49) during the USA Junior Championships and could win her first World Championships medal as part of the USA women’s 4x100m team. The Bahamas’, Shaunae Miller, who burst onto the scene as a junior, is the second fastest woman over 400m this year (49.92) and the fifth fastest over 200m (22.14) and will contend with Thompson in the 200m and the USA’s Allyson Felix over 400m in Beijing. Miller is already confident, having won the World Indoors bronze medal to go along with the World Junior and World Youth titles she won in 2010 and 2011. Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, who has trained alongside Bolt in Jamaica, at the Glen Mills-headed Racers Track Club since he left Kingston College a year ago, will also hold much interest. Hughes finished second to the reigning champion and world record holder, Bolt, over the distance this year and improved his personal best to 20.05 at the Diamond League meet in London. It’s the Anguilla-born Hughes’ first World Championships since being approved to run for Great Britain a few months ago.last_img read more

Bourda man on bail for narco possession

first_imgLindon Moore, 39, of Robb Street, Bourda, Georgetown on Wednesday appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to charges of narcotic possession.The court heard that on March 2, 2018, at Bourda Market, Moore was found to be in possession of 0.6 grams of cocaine and 0.4 grams of cannabis. The visibly aggravated man pleaded not guilty to the charge.The Police prosecution did not object to bail, which resulted in the vendor being given $25,000 bail for each offence, totalling $50,000. He is expected to return to court on April 25.last_img read more

Hoyas get `big’ win over Panthers

first_imgThe biggest Big East game of the regular season went to No. 12 Georgetown, whose tenacious defense made the difference in the final minutes of a 61-53 victory over No. 10 Pittsburgh on Saturday. Jonathan Wallace scored 17 points, Jeff Green had 14, and Roy Hibbert added 12 for the Hoyas (22-5, 12-2), who won their 11th straight win and took sole possession of first place in the conference. Sam Young and Ronald Ramon scored 11 points apiece for the Panthers (24-5, 11-3), who had won seven of eight. LSU 66, No. 3 Florida 56: Terry Martin scored 18 points and Garrett Temple added 17 to help the struggling Tigers pull off the upset. No. 6 Kansas 89, Iowa State 52: Mario Chalmers scored 18 points to lead six Jayhawk players in double figures. No. 8 Texas A&M 97, Baylor 87: Acie Law scored a season-high 31 points and the Aggies beat the Bears for the sixth straight time. No. 9 Washington State 58, Oregon State 54: Mac Hopson’s jumper with 35.5 seconds to go lifted the Cougars. No. 11 Nevada 95, Boise State 81: Senior forward Nick Fazekas scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds to extend the Wolf Pack’s winning streak to nine games. No. 13 Southern Illinois 76, Evansville 69: Randal Falker scored a career-high 30 points on 13-of-15 shooting to lead the Salukis. TCU 71, No. 14 Air Force 66: Ryan Wall scored 19 points and the Horned Frogs shot 75 percent in the second half to snap an 11-game losing streak. center_img No. 15 Butler 56, Detroit 36: Brandon Crone scored 17 points and Butler finished its winningest regular season by clinching a share of the Horizon League championship. Notre Dame 85, No. 16 Marquette 73: Luke Harangody scored 22 points and Tory Jackson added 21 – both career highs – to lead the Fighting Irish. No. 19 Texas 68, Oklahoma 58: Kevin Durant matched his career-high with five 3-pointers and scored 32 points and the Longhorns won its fifth straight to stay in the Big 12 regular-season title race. San Diego State 86, No. 21 BYU 74: Brandon Heath scored 30 points and Mohamed Abukar had 27 to lead the Aztecs over the Big West Conference leading Cougars. No. 24 Virginia 75, Georgia Tech 69: J.R. Reynolds scored 25 points and the Cavaliers clinched a critical bye in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Auburn 86, No. 25 Alabama 77: Quan Prowell and Korvotney Barber each had 17 points and the Tigers handed the Crimson Tide its fourth loss in five games. No. 23 Oregon 93, Washington 85: Aaron Brooks scored 30 points and Tajuan Porter had 19 to lead the Ducks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Liverpool won’t sign new centre-back despite Joel Matip injury

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool are reportedly baffled by links to Domagoj Vida. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED possible standings gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence NEW ERA But it’s now being reported they will not be troubling Vida’s current club Besiktas with a bid for the player.It had been expected Liverpool could return to the table with a bid after Matip was injured early on in their 3-1 pre-season defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the US.The Cameroonian has flown home for treatment and is now set to be out for a fortnight, but this has not worried Klopp who expects to play either Ragnar Klavan or Joe Gomez alongside Virgil van Dijk in the Reds’ Premier League opener with West Ham United. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade predicted How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Latest Premier League news silverware smart causal who plays? possible xi REVEALED How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Liverpool will not be making a move for a new centre-back, despite an injury to Joel Matip during pre-season, according to the Liverpool Echo.The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for World Cup star Domagoj Vida this summer, with his compatriot and defensive partner Dejan Lovren already at Anfield. 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more


first_imgSHAY GIVEN shook off an attempt to blind him by Macedonian football hooligans in Skopje last night.The big Lifford goalkeeper went on to have one of his greatest ever displays in an Ireland shirt as Robbie Keane’s double strike gave us an historic victory.The Dublin striker’s goals took him over the 50 mark for his country – one of just 13 European players to reach that level. But it was also the display by Shay which helped Ireland to victory, pulling off a string of world class saves.Just as the game was starting, Macedonian soccer hooligans targeted the Donegal man with potentially blinding lasers.However it didn’t deter Given.Shay Given had to pull off a fine save from Goran Pandev at point-blank range with 13 minutes gone, and he was back on his feet in time to deal with Goran Popov’s follow-up when it arrived at pace. The Ireland goalkeeper had to be at his best to turn away substitute Mario Durovski’s curling 68th-minute effort as it arced towards his top corner, with the home side making a final desperate push.And there was a superb performance in the game from Donegal’s Aiden McGeady, the tricky winger worked tirelessly throughout the game.Macedonia may now face sanctions from UEFA over the laser pen incident.SHAY UNINJURED AFTER MACEDONIA FANS TARGET HIM WITH LASER PEN was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:hooligansIrelandmacedoniaShay Givenlast_img read more


first_imgAt least six cars have been involved in a multiple car crash near Newtowncunningham.The accident happened just after 3pm this afternoon at the junction coming out onto the main Letterkenny to Derry Road.At least two ambulances and two Garda patrol cars rushed to the scene. Eye witnesses said there was damage to a number of cars and it appeared that cars rammed into the back of eachother.However, it is not believed that any of the casualties are seriously hurt. MULTIPLE CAR CRASH TAKES PLACE IN NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM was last modified: July 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more


first_imgSHE’S just 17 and goes to school in Basle, Switzerland – and her parents are from Cork – but Sarah Collins is the latest star of Finn Valley Athletics Club.Recruited to the Co Donegal club by Patsy McGonagle, Sarah is the new Irish Junior Women’s Cross Country Champion.Although a newcomer to athletics, she beat Dublin favourite Siofra Cleirigh Buttner, to the surprise of all watching. Patsy, the Ireland Olympic team manager, said: “Sinead Jennings first told her about me and we have been in touch by phone and email ever since. She’s a special talent.“I don’t normally say things like this but she is the best young prospect I’ve seen in 40 years.Sarah is in her final year at secondary  school in Basle Switzerland where her family currently live. Her father works with a Petro chemical company there.Said Patsy: “She had a convincing and impressive win in the national junior cross country championships in Santry on Sunday . A relative newcomer to athletics she pushed for home midway through the race to the surprise of the pre race favourite from Dublin. She runs this weekend in the Swiss championships.” © 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on NEW DONEGAL IRISH CHAMPION IS ‘BEST I’VE SEEN IN 40 YEARS’ – McGONAGLE was last modified: February 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NEW DONEGAL IRISH CHAMPION IS ‘BEST I’VE SEEN IN 40 YEARS’ – McGONAGLESARAH COLLINS FINN VALLEY AClast_img read more

Five things we learned Tuesday at Raiders HQ

first_imgALAMEDA — Tyrell Williams has been about as low key as a prize free agent could be since joining the Raiders in March.Part of it is he signed four-year, $44.3 million contract with $22 million guaranteed on the first day of free agency not long after the Raiders agreed to send third- and fifth-round draft picks for Antonio Brown.Brown was like a total eclipse in terms of attention even when he wasn’t practicing for reasons ranging from frostbitten feet to a dispute over his helmet. …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — May 25, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One more fully dry day over the state today. Temperatures will be rather warm in all areas, above normal by a good 5-10 degrees at least. The weekend starts dry tomorrow morning, but we are having to advance our arrival time of moisture forward just a little bit. We are going to allow for scattered showers to arrive as soon as tomorrow midday and afternoon. Rain chances linger through tomorrow night and through Sunday, but we have a similar duration of rains in our forecast as we were talking earlier in the week. To be clear, we are not increasing our rain totals as all at this point…but rather just looking for the rain to start sooner, and therefore end sooner. We will put rain totals for the entire state still at .25”-.75” but feel it will take thunderstorms to put areas into the upper part of the range. Most of us will be closer to the .25” side. Coverage will be 70%.Dry weather is back statewide still for Monday, and that dry pattern goes through Thursday. Temperatures will be normal to above normal for the period, and we should see good dry down leading to good fieldwork potential. However, we still have a stronger frontal system moving in to finish the week. Showers can develop at soon as Thursday night and hold through Friday, with secondary scattered action lingering for Saturday. We do have some concern about heavier thunderstorms trying to develop over Ohio for Friday and Saturday, which could increase our rain totals. For now, we will leave rain totals for the event at .25”-1.25” with coverage at 80% of Ohio, but will leave the door open to revise that upper end of the range higher on thunderstorm development.For the rest of the 11-16-day window we see a dry start to the week of the 4th, but still have a minor front working in around midweek that week, for the 6th. The front can bring up to half an inch of moisture with 70% coverage.Tropical storm Alberto formed in the western Gulf yesterday and will move north into the weekend. We expect landfall somewhere from the western FL panhandle over to New Orleans. However, the storm is not expected to be strong. It will bring heavy rain to the Deep South and the Lower Delta, but should not throw a lot of moisture up our way. As our front draws closer later in the week next week, any lingering moisture from the tropical storm may enhance the precipitation coming with the front, which is why we are concerned about some better thunderstorm development with the front late this coming week. However, that should be where we see our interaction with the tropical event start and stop.last_img read more

Not quite yet harvest time Between the Rows

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lamar LimingThere is no harvesting yet right around here. The beans are getting a lot closer, but I don’t think anyone around here has gotten started yet harvesting corn or soybeans. You could tell the warm weather really sped up bean development and leaves coming off. It has been in the high 80s and I think we were at 88 yesterday.I am hoping to start chopping silage this week. A lot of people have been chopping corn. I have heard anywhere from the mid to high 60s for moisture in the corn. To the south, they haven’t gotten much rain down there and they are a lot further along than I am right here.When I get going, I can do the silage in 3 or 4 days. After that, I don’t have any beans close yet for harvest. I think I am at least 2 to 3 weeks off on having beans ready. I have a neighbor that, with another good week, he could be running beans. The corn has quite a ways to go. I went to the Farm Science Review and I couldn’t believe how much further along they were there.I got some more third cutting hay off last week. Now I am done with hay for the year.I have to get my corn and beans off before I can get wheat planted. I’ll chop my corn silage and put that to wheat and then if I can get my beans off in time I’ll plant some more wheat after that if I can. I don’t know if I can get my beans off in time to get wheat in. That is a big if.The heat and humidity we’ve had definitely stresses the cows and it is holding back production some. They have maintained pretty well but it has been a stress on the cows with the warmer weather.Andrew ArmstrongWe have not started harvest yet. We were planning on starting to shell the 100 acres at the home farm on Saturday to get everything started. But then on Saturday we got an inch and a quarter of rain. It was a perfect rain, just about 3 weeks too late. Instead, we spent Saturday working on equipment. We went back over everything. It is still spitting a little rain right now. It has been a slow, steady nice rain.We think we could maybe shell Tuesday afternoon if the rain stops. It was so dry that even after that inch-plus of rain, it was like it hadn’t even rained. We probably could have started yesterday. The ground was back to being dry pretty quickly.The later plated stuff is getting close too. We were going to hit the earliest corn and then jump across the driveway to see what the moisture is there to see if we can keep moving south. It looks like it is ready.There were some guys up north shelling corn 2 weeks ago. The yield wasn’t off the charts by any means, but the moisture was in the 20s and maybe down to 18%. There are some other guys running beans around here. It sounds like the yields have been pretty low, which was expected. The corn yields are not as bad, maybe average to slightly below average.Hopefully we will be in the combine shelling somewhere in the next few days, but we have to be flexible with Mother Nature. Dylan BaerWe are finally getting some sunshine after the rain moved through. We casually started sowing wheat on Friday the 20th. We got almost 100 acres in before we got rained out. It seems like we are keeping our pace with our weekly rainfall. We got almost 100 acres in before we had to stop. Today is our fly free date. I’ll be honest, though, we think the fly free date is an urban legend anyhow.The conditions were nice and it planted really nice. We are planting into our soybean cover crop we planted at the end of July or first of August. The beans are over a foot tall and we are planting right through them. Our plan is to hurry up and get back in there with Roundup and Sharpen to kill the beans off and anything else in there before the wheat comes up. That is the narrow window we are in right now. We’ve got a couple of fields planted with more weeds than we’d like to see and we really want to get that sprayed. The other field is relatively clean and we don’t feel the pressure to get that sprayed. Eventually those beans will be frosted off and hopefully we’ll have a nice field of wheat coming. Whatever information we get from this experiment, we will hopefully never have to use again.The corn and the beans still look good. We are feeling a little behind. We are closing in on the end of September and we have beans that are pretty green yet. There are just a few yellow leaves here and there. This time last year we were harvesting hard at it. This year we are not in our comfort zone that’s for sure. A week ago we didn’t have any yellow leaves. It was all green. The week of hot weather really brought the beans and corn along. We are definitely not running out of moisture, but we still have a long way to go. We were down at the Farm Science Review and we couldn’t believe how dry it was and how the crops looked down there.We are still battling weeds. It has been a non-stop battle this year. Thy got so big and tall and they are so hard to control. We learned a lot of lessons. We need to be proactive in our spray program and make sure we stay on top of them.Nathan BrownI believe by Wednesday this week we will start harvesting some soybeans. The dry hot weather the last 14 days has really brought the crop along pretty fast, especially the soybeans. The early corn is finally getting close to black layer. We are still several weeks away from thinking about shelling corn, but I think we can get into soybeans this week. Further east on some of the gravel ground in Pickaway and Ross counties, some of those guys have started. Around here things are just not quite ready yet.Most guys have pretty well finished up with hay. There are a few fields that may get cut one more time. There is still some sorghum-sudan to cut for baleage. The dry hay is pretty well wrapped up.The cover crops we seeded in July are doing very well. The sunflowers are in full bloom so my wife is happy with how beautiful things look here on the farm. Last Thursday we flew about 400 acres of cover crop seed on. We were a little hesitant because of the dry weather and there wasn’t much rain in the forecast, but we have gotten several tenths of rain since then. I’m pretty excited we got those flown on and hopefully they have enough moisture to germinate.We are planning on planting 60 acres of wheat. There are people talking about wheat, but unless you have some prevented planting acres, most people didn’t get any early beans planted. If there is wheat planted it will be later than normal so I think there may be some cutback on wheat acres.We got our feeder calves all weaned and pastures are still holding up fairly well. We are excited to get some calves out on summer-planted cover crops this fall.last_img read more