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Time stands still in 1,500m

first_img Kenya on top In Beijing, he did it again with a throw of 92.72 metres. That was enough to make him the third longest thrower of all time. The end result? Kenya beat Jamaica again by one gold medal and topped the table. There was another Kenyan first when Nicholas Bett won the men’s 400 hurdles in a time not far off Winthrop’s 23-year-old Jamaican record. Jamaica has recently made progress in the throws, adding to the accomplishments of Trecia-Kaye Smith, James Beckford and latterly Kimberly Williams in the jumps. Brilliant work has elevated O’Dayne Richards into the company of the world’s best. The same can be said of Pan-American discus winner Fedrick Dacres and Commonwealth bronze medallist Jason Morgan. Still, we need to dig in and develop our ‘non-traditional’ events. Just think. If I told you a year ago that a Kenyan would be world javelin champion, you’d think I spiked my Saturday soup with some white rum. If I told you that Kenya would also win the men’s 400 hurdles, you’d think I had a smoke for dessert to open up my ‘overstanding’. It is a stretch of the imagination to see Jamaicans beating the likes of Asbel Kiprop and Genzebe Dibaba in the 1500 metres. However, there was a time when Jamaicans weren’t world class in anything other than the sprints. So before our non-traditional event records gather more dust, it’s time to open up our collective overstanding. – Hubert Lawrence has taken notes at track side since 1980. It’s almost funny. Jamaica’s 1,500 metres national records turned 20 and 21 this year. Given that we view it as a ‘non-traditional’ event, it’s no wonder time stands still for Jamaica in the metric mile. Twenty-one years ago, Yvonne Graham, the German wife of ace hurdler Winthrop, set off as pacemaker in the renowned Brussels meet. Her assignment was simply to pull the field along. Led by Olympic champion Hassiba Boulemerka of Algeria, the big names ignored Graham. So, instead of dropping out, she kept on going … all the way to a national record of 4 minutes 04.35 seconds. She lowered the mark to 4 minutes 01.84 the following year. In the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, England-based Jamaican Steve Green held on to fifth place and a national record of his own, 3.39.19. That was 21 years ago. Last year, Kenya clinched a position at the top of the Commonwealth Games medal table when Julius Yego beat Olympic champion Keyshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago in the javelin. That historic win gave the Kenyans a tenth gold medal to Jamaica’s nine.last_img read more

Speed Skating Provincials underway at the Enerplex

first_imgWe will have more detailed results once the meet wraps up on Sunday. The competition will continue on Sunday starting bright and early at 8am. Photo:  A shot from the 800m Male Midget race Saturday – Amber Davy/Energeticcity.caThe first sanctioned event on the Enerplex oval started Saturday morning in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The BC Provincial speed-skating championships will see around 130 skaters from all over the province attend. In an interview earlier this week, Meet Co-ordinator Dee-Ann Stickel said “We’re very excited about hosting it” she says.   “It’s a beautiful facility, and we can’t wait to show it off.”Below are the results based on the sub total of points in each division after day 1.Master Male – Mitch GriffinMaster Female – Sandra SulymaInt Male – Jamie InglisJuvenile Male- Aedan GriffinJuvenile Female – Hilary DesmaraisJuvenile Male – Mitchell McCulloughJuvenile Female – Sara SpenceMidget Male- Eric SpenceMidget Fem – Sarah GrahamBantam Male – Nicolas AwankBantam Female –  Dana CoulterPeewee Male – Joshua TelizynPeewee Female – Yuna LovellAdvertisementlast_img read more

Wildfire smoke advisory continues for northeast B.C.

first_imgThe communities included in the advisory are Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort Nelson and the surrounding areas.“The forest fires causing the smoke fires are still active and periods of smoke my affect communities throughout the area,” a press release reads.The ministry goes on to say smoke levels can change rapidly, and there may be large variations over short distances.- Advertisement -If you’re experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort, or a sudden onset of a cough/irritation of airways, contact your health care provider immediately. Also, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, especially along busy traffic corridors.Exposure is of particular concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, lung, or heart disease.For the latest information regarding the current condition of air quality, visit read more

Liverpool survive Salzburg test to reach last 16

first_img0Shares0000Panic over: Mohamed Salah’s goal gave Liverpool breathing space in Salzburg © AFP / JOE KLAMARSalzburg, Austria, Dec 10 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his side’s “intensity” after two goals in as many minutes from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah meant they avoided an embarrassing early Champions League exit by winning 2-0 in Salzburg on Tuesday.The European champions needed to avoid defeat against the Austrian title-holders to book their place in the last 16 and victory ensured they did so as winners of Group E ahead of Napoli. Salah had been guilty of missing a host of big chances as Liverpool walked a tightrope for nearly an hour, but made amends with a sumptuous finish from a narrow angle after Keita’s header had settled the holders’ nerves.“What a team,” Klopp told BT Sport. “What an effort. It was a tough game.“In the second half they (Salzburg) couldn’t cope with the intensity. We scored two wonderful goals. We could have scored six or seven which is crazy. We won the group, we won the game, all good.“When we had the ball we had sitters and didn’t score. Then Mo (Salah) scored the most difficult situation of the whole night — he scored that goal,” the German added.Salzburg had scored 87 goals in 24 previous games this season, including three when Liverpool edged a seven-goal thriller between the two back in October.But Norwegian wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland was thwarted as the Reds recorded their first clean sheet in the Champions League this season.Liverpool needed goalkeeper Alisson Becker to be at his best early on as the Brazilian blocked from Takumi Minamino and Haaland.However, the better chances were coming for the Premier League leaders at the other end.– Keita punishes former club –Salah dragged his first big chance wide on his favoured left foot at the end of a brilliant Liverpool break from one end of the field to the other.Keita had been rewarded for his goalscoring return to the team in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Bournemouth and seemed keen to make a mark against his former side.But the Guinea midfielder failed to beat Cican Stankovic when played in by Salah’s slick reverse pass in first-half stoppage time.Salah was the culprit of more missed opportunities at the start of the second half when he fired over from Sadio Mane’s brilliant through ball and seconds later he was denied by Stankovic as he tried to round the goalkeeper.Liverpool’s profligacy could have been punished when Haaland had his big chance to live up to the hype linking him with a host of Europe’s top clubs, but the 19-year-old hit the side-netting with just Alisson to beat.Seconds later the visitors finally made the breakthrough when the two ex-Salzburg men in Mane and Keita combined.Stankovic rashly rushed off his line as Mane sped onto Andy Robertson’s pass and his dinked cross was headed into an unguarded net by Keita.A minute later, any hope left for Salzburg to spring an upset evaporated when Salah implausibly scored from the most difficult chance he had all evening.The Egyptian seemed to have been forced too far wide on his right foot as Stankovic raced from his goal once again, but Salah somehow bent the ball with unerring accuracy into the far corner.In each of the last two seasons Liverpool have also needed to get points in their final group game before going onto reach the final and no one will want to face Klopp’s men again come the knockout stages.However, a first English title in 30 years may be the priority for the Reds, who now have an eight-point lead over Leicester at the top of the Premier League table.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chandler proposal has locals taking to street

first_imgBURBANK – Robert Phipps was so angered by the idea of changing Chandler Boulevard’s unusual configuration – twin two-way streets separated by a bike path – that he is going door to door, passing out fliers. Making two one-way streets, going opposite directions on each side of the bike path, would cause traffic to speed up, endangering the people who use the bike path opened in 2004 on an old railroad right-of-way, the Burbank resident said. “More cars, faster speeds,” said Phipps, 65, a retired attorney, who has lived on Naomi Street between Chandler and Burbank boulevards for nearly two decades. “Everyone uses the pathway – walkers, dog walkers, bicycle riders, people on motorized carts, rollerbladers, scooter-pushers, skateboarders. Every person who uses it must cross Chandler to get there and back. If we had to cross two lanes of faster traffic it would be extremely dangerous.” The idea of changing Chandler came up during an examination of how to improve traffic flow at two confusing intersections – Hollywood Way at Chandler and Buena Vista Street at Chandler. Those intersections have delays and back up during peak driving hours, city officials said. The delays were caused in part when the city retimed the signals because of the new bike path. The signal timing changed to give bicyclists and pedestrians more time to cross Chandler’s twin streets and to ensure the bikeway was free of vehicles whenever bicyclists or pedestrians were present, officials said. Last discussed by city officials in January, the idea has been put on the back burner, but officials are continuing to take public input and studying options, said Bonnie Teaford, the city’s interim public works director. “It’s very complicated,” Teaford said of Chandler’s traffic configuration. “It would simplify the signal timing because you’d have one side of Chandler only going in one direction and the other side of Chandler going in the other direction.” A city report issued in January said changing Chandler’s twin streets to one-way routes could increase the distance motorists travel, enable motorists to drive faster and increase the volume of traffic at some intersections and in alleys parallel to Chandler. “Alley usage may increase in an effort to circumvent the one-way operation,” according to a report issued in January by Ken Johnson, a city traffic engineer. “The increased traffic is detrimental to garage access.” Speed is what concerns Phipps most. He said he drove Chandler between Tujunga Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard – where two lanes go in each direction on either side of a median – twice in the daytime and twice in the evening. Speeds averaged between 35 to 45 mph in a posted 35 mph zone, he said. In Burbank, on the other hand, he said he gauged most drivers going between 25 and 35 mph in a 30 mph zone. “People go slower,” he said. “It’s old people. It’s residents. We want to keep it that way.” Chandler resident Dan Scott said he agrees with Phipps that changing the street will lead to motorists speeding through his neighborhood, endangering children on the bike path. “I think it’s a horrible idea,” said Scott, 49, a detective sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “We want the City Council to listen to us. We do not want the Indianapolis Speedway in our backyard.” (818) 546-3306 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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


first_imgC.L.G Chill Chartha would like to wish Patrick, Mark and the Donegal panel the best of good in this Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final against Cork in Croke Park.The winning Lotto numbers were 18,20,25,28. No Jackpot winner. Drawn winners were: €50 – Donal Doherty, Bogagh. €30 – Nora Shovelin, Bavin. €20 – Margaret Cunningham, Kille. Lotto Jackpot next week is €1700 .There was no winner of this weeks Bingo Jackpot and next week it will be €1200 on 45 numbers. Some of the winners were Maire Cunningham €60, Kathleen Cunningham €70, John Cunningham €80 , Mary Turbridy €220, Julie Maguire €70, Margaret Brady €70, Paddy Cassidy €80, Margaret Ann McBrearty €70, Brid Byrne €70. Club updates are available on the new club website. New club gear is also now on sale and contact club officers for prices.Lotto sellers on Sat 25th Aug: Noel Hegarty,Ross Brady & Cornelius Diver. Sunday 26th Aug sellers are: Gavin O’Donnell and Martin Byrne  .GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 21st, 2012 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:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more


first_imgGaeil Fhánada C.L.G. notesLast week’s lotto resultsNo Jackpot winner. Numbers 04, 07, 14, 17, 20. Bonus 18. €100 Winner Seamus Friel, Doaghbeg. €50 Winner R.A. Nic Suibhne, Cúladoire. Next Week’s Jackpot is €2,450. As our jackpot grows we would like to invite you to try your luck in our weekly lotto draw. For the months of April and May, every lotto ticket you buy will be entered into a draw for two tickets to the Donegal v Derry Ulster Championship first round game, which is a guaranteed sell out. So come on, try your luck, while supporting your local club.Division 2 LeagueSean Mac Cumhaills v Gaeil Fhánada in McCumhaill Park, Ballybofey this Saturday evening 12th April. Reserves play before Senior game (ref Eugene McHale) and Senior game (ref Shaun McLaughlin). Times to be confirmed. Come out and support our boys! Ádh mór! Pairc Uí Shiail at PortsalonHome Pitch at Portsalon CLOSED until further notice due – to maintenance, please do not use until advised.U14 boys were unfortunate to get beat by St Eunan’s A last Monday evening, come out and support the future of our club.Underage training continues…U12’s group this year: Downings, Letterkenny Gaels, Temon, Milford, St. Eunans A, Cloughaneely, Gaoth Dobhair, Glenswilly and St. Michaels’s. First game to start May 5th at home to Letterkenny Gaels.U6’s – 10.30am to 11.15am. U6’s born 2008, 2009. U8’s and u10’s – 11.30am till 12.30. U8’s born 2006, 2007. Games to start May 17th.U10’s born 2004, 2005.All boys and girls must wear gumshields and bring their own water bottle, €2 per child or €3 per family of 2 or more children.Further info contact Martin McAteer 0749163472. 100 Club Draw (new)There are a number of places still remaining for the clubs monthly 100 Club Draw. Contact any committee member if you would like to enter the draw by end of the month.Suicide Awareness Course:We hope to run a 3 hour Suicide Awareness Course which would be beneficial to anyone working with teenagers. If you are interested please contact Michael McGroarty or Fiona Shiels.Match Day PassesWe have a number of match day passes (at €50) on sale which may be of interest to those who attend a lot of club fixtures. The card will give holders admittance to all senior fixtures, league and championship run by Donegal County Board. It does not include intercounty or underage games. The card offers excellent value for money. As we have a limited number, cards will be sold on a first come basis. Contact Fiona Shiels to purchase.VHI Cúl CampGaeil Fhánada C.L.G. will once again host a Cúl Camp from July 14th to 19th. Bookings can be made online at or you can contact Fiona Shiels if you would like to pay by instalment.Votes of sympathy were extended to the families of Cecilia Dorrian, Kinnalough, Anne McConigley Peterson, Glasgow / Doaghbeg, Nellie Friel, Milford and Bernard Carr. Since our meeting we have all been saddened by the deaths of Kathleen Shiels, Drum, Portsalon, a stalwart supporter of Gaeil Fhánada and Sean Carr, Dublin/Shannagh, a member of Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G., a regular visitor to Fanad and another stalwart supporter. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.Ladies Gaelic FootballIt is with regret that the club is unable to enter a senior ladies team in adult competition for 2014, however, the club are committed to ladies football and continue to encourage people to get involved. If you are interested in helping out with an underage ladies team, please contact Marian Howe or Fiona Shiels.Volunteers needed:According to our Coaching Officer, Patrick Heraghty, it is getting increasingly difficult to attract people to help out with underage teams, however, he is constantly on the lookout for any person willing to give a hand. Feel free to contact him if you can help out with either boys or girls teams this year.Next Club Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday April 30th in Fanad LodgeGAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA UNABLE TO FIELD SENIOR LADIES TEAM THIS YEAR was last modified: April 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:GAA: Gaeil Fhánada GAA NotesGaeil Fhanadalast_img read more

Ex-Leeds boss: ‘Marcelo Bielsa has changed the club’

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal possible xi Heckingbottom was Leeds manager between February and June 2018 NEW ERA Bielsa’s methods are demanding gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED center_img 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Former Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom has praised Marcelo Bielsa for giving the club a much-needed shake-up.Heckingbottom was sacked by the club in June after just four months in charge and replaced by Bielsa. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights “Hopefully that will bear its teeth later on in the season if they can keep that strength because they definitely play with a pace and a power about them.“The Championship is relentless. It’s a unique league in that sense – 46 games.“He will have to rein it in now the games have started.“It’s only two games. After nine games last season, Leeds were top of the league and then fell away massively. One of the problems was fitness levels.“If he has addressed that in pre-season and there’s a better base-fitness to the players then hopefully that won’t be an issue this season.” 2 impact The eccentric Argentine has since won his opening two games in emphatic fashion, cruising past Championship favourites Stoke and thrashing highly-fancied Derby.Heckingbottom, who was the Whites’ eleventh manager in just four years, believes Bielsa is exactly what the turbulent club needs.He told talkSPORT: “The most important thing is that he has got a way of working and it’s given the whole club a shake-up, which is what it needed.“He’s the figurehead, he’s the person who is calling all the shots.“The club needed that, it needed some real direction to it and hopefully he’s providing that now.”However, Heckingbottom warned that Bielsa’s high-octane, intense brand of football will be difficult to maintain in such a physically demanding league.He added: “They certainly had a tough pre-season, with three sessions per day. And, at the minute, it’s looking really good.last_img read more


first_imgThis car left the road close to Ballybofey. Pic submitted to Donegal Daily.People are being warned not to underestimate the danger posed by the county’s roads after a number of cars went out of control.This picture shows a car which plunged into a ditch close to the Kilross Junction on the Ballybofey Road this afternoon.Other drivers have warned that conditions in this area and others are treacherous. Roads across Inishowen and in the West of the county are believed to be particularly dangerous.Donegal County Council says it has had its 23 gritters out overnight and all day.And with temperatures already plummeting towards the minus figures, Donegal County Council has issued a statement asking people to exercise caution.“Donegal County Council is urging all motorists to take extra care on the roads as showers of sleet, snow, rain and hail is forecasted to continue for the rest of the day and into tomorrow. “It is expected that temperatures will fall close to zero tonight and there is a high risk of icy roads in most parts of the county.“All 23 of the Councils gritters have been deployed since early this morning and will continue to be deployed on all routes throughout the rest of the day and into the night.“Whilst every effort will be made to keep roads clear, we cannot guarantee ice free roads and we are urging all motorists to take extra care.People are asked to check the council’s winter weather website to keep up to date on road conditions by following us on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or on our Facebook page or check out our interactive map at WARNING AS CARS GO OUT OF CONTROL IN SNOW was last modified: February 11th, 2014 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:carsDonegal County Councillast_img read more

Parks district eyes 12 acres to keep green

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The property belongs to a Newport Beach-based developer who is considering selling, said Peter Lyons, the city’s deputy planning director. More than a decade ago, the city approved a housing tract map for that area that included 24 lots, but so far, nothing has materialized. “Rumor has it, the owner of the property has no interest of building those houses,” Lyons said. “The land has been on the market for a long time.” The developer, Nelson Chung, could not be reached for comment. Park district officials have met with Chung and have had talks with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Paul Edelman, deputy director of natural resources and planning for the conservancy, said a partnership is likely. “If the price is right, definitely,” he said. “The approved condo on the west side of the road will be a pretty big alteration. The park district has it on its radar screen and we’re letting them be the lead. It’s a no-brainer, good property to buy because it borders up the Rocky Peak Park.” The push to save the land as open space became more urgent after the City Council approved a 66-unit townhome development near Happy Face Hill in April, Hayduk said. A citizen’s group sued to block the development at the eastern entrance to the city but recently settled the lawsuit, allowing the Larwin Co. project to move forward. “There’s more interest in the other parcel,” City Councilman Glen Becerra said. “It’s more realistic that we can put together a group or organization to try to secure it. “Because of the richness of the biological resources and the fact that this would connect into the larger 4,000 acres of Rocky Peak Park system this becomes a more important parcel for preservation,” said Becerra, who was not on the council that approved the Chung project. Colleen Janssen, a spokeswoman for the park district, said the purchase would be a great asset to the community. “Our general philosophy is if we can protect space from being developed,” she said, “we can keep the community from being covered entirely by concrete.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Now that a townhome project will sit at the base of Happy Face Hill, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is trying to raise money to buy 12 acres across from the site to protect it from development. Ed Hayduk, the district’s assistant general manager, couldn’t estimate how much the land east of Kuehner Drive and north of the 118 Freeway is worth but said it would be in the millions of dollars. “We’re in the process of writing a grant to possibly get some money to purchase that property,” he said. “We’re looking anywhere we can.” The land is valuable to the district because it’s the gateway to Rocky Peak Park, which has 4,000 acres of open space, hiking trails and Hummingbird Creek. last_img read more

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