Usain, Elaine up for awards – Key weekend for IAAF’s future

first_img COULD BAG SIXTH TITLE Bolt, who already holds the record for most wins by a man or woman for the Athlete of the Year award, can push his tally to six, after his successes in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Him becoming the first athletics competitor to win three gold medals at three successive Olympic Games is in itself a strong claim, but with the year-highlighting Rio 2016 Olympic Games also being his last in a sport-defining career, the Jamaican may very well also be able to count on the emotional vote. Van Niekerk’s 43.03 seconds gold-medal run in Rio shattered a 17-year record in the 400m and also clocked a 9.98 in the 100m to become the first man in history to run faster than 10 seconds for 100m, 20 seconds for 200m, and 44 seconds for 400m. Farah, like Bolt, continued his Olympic reign, again winning the 5000m and 10,000m in Rio. Thompson established herself as the new queen of the sprints, going unbeaten in the 100m, while taking the sprint double in Rio, with her winning 100m time of 10.71 being the second fastest in an Olympic 100m final. She also won silver in the 4x100m and bronze in the 60m at the world indoors. Both her rivals will take world record marks into the considerations. Ayana ran 29:17.45 to set a new 10,000m mark on her way to winning gold in Rio, knocking off a record that stood for 23 years, while taking Olympic bronze plus the Diamond Race title over 5000m. Hammer thrower Wlodarczyk registered three of the five best marks ever in her event on her way to winning gold and twice broke the record this year, eventually landing the implement 82.98m to close her season unbeaten in 30 finals, with the European title and the IAAF World Hammer Throw Challenge trophy also on her mantle. Awards will also be presented to the top rising stars in the sport, with special focus and recognition also in place for coaching achievement and women in athletics. MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Track and field’s global authority, the IAAF, will today hand out awards to the year’s top male and female athletes amid a coming together of the sport’s hierarchy, which is also expected to bring with it considerable change towards repairing a damaged organisation. Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson are up for the respective male and female Athlete of the Year awards, but by the end of the week, its likely to be IAAF president Sebastian Coe who leaves the principality with the biggest prize of all – trust. Coe inherited an organisation on the brink of a total breakdown, following a massive doping scandal and the uncovering of conspiracies at the highest level of the organisation, a crisis that has led to criminal proceedings against several former top IAAF figures, including long-standing president Lamine Diack, and the suspension of Russian athletes following evidence of state-backed doping. After enduring a torrid year in the hot seat as the new IAAF boss, Coe arrived in Monaco hoping to receive the rubber stamp for the 150-point reform package that he believes will not only return credibility to the sport and the organisation but also ensure best practices in terms of administration and governance, while signifi-cantly increasing the commercial and marketing weight behind the sport. Council members will vote on Coe’s proposal, which includes devolution of presidential power, the implementation of an independent integrity unit, which will manage doping and non-doping integrity issues and a new financial structure, at a special congress tomorrow, and by all indications, he is expected to get the backing of his peers, with the Athletes’ Commission and several influential member federations also throwing their support behind the plan. Before that happens, however, the athletics world will come together to celebrate its ‘top-of-the-class’ athletes, with Bolt and Thompson among a top field of finalists, which is completed by South African Wayde van Niekerk and Britain’s Mo Farah for the male award, and Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana and Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk joining Thompson in the running for the top female award.last_img read more

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TNT still had good showing despite semis exit, says Castro

first_imgMOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We were 4-3 and in danger of falling out of the playoffs, but we had four straight wins and that got us our momentum,” he said.And Castro believes that TNT did pick up valuable lessons after its run this season, noting that if there’s one obvious thing the year did to the franchise, it’s laying the foundation for the team’s future.“I still see this as a good conference because my teammates grew, especially Troy (Rosario), Mo (Tautuaa), and Roger (Pogoy),” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to make it through come the all-Filipino.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Aguilar asks Seigle for his jersey after Ginebra win over TNT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jayson Castro. PBA IMAGESJayson Castro was still satisfied with TNT’s campaign this conference despite failing to win the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup title.“We still had a good showing despite everything that happened to us,” he said in Filipino on the heels of the KaTropa’s 105-115 ouster at the hands of Ginebra in Game 4 of their semifinals series on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Castro gave it his all and poured in a near triple-double performance of 26 markers, nine assists, and seven boards in the game, but the absence of import Glen Rice Jr. was just too much to handle for TNT.“He was such a big part of our team. Imagine that in our last game, he was virtually the one to carry us, and then in this game, he’s already gone in the first quarter,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We tried to be there, but of course, came the fourth quarter, we were all gassed out especially on defense. But we still fought and we didn’t quit even though we no longer had an import.”Still, Castro thinks the KaTropa’s spirited run this conference was an overachievement of sorts after dropping to seventh place in the team standings at one point.last_img read more

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Rhea Dimaculangan begs off from PH volleyball national team

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES “Of course we’re not totally leaving her out of the national team because any time we will need a lot of players,” said Delos Santos. “That is the reason why we wanted to have a deep pool so we can easily put in players in a moment’s notice.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine women’s national volleyball team just hit a bump as it prepares for the upcoming Asian Games after setter Rhea Dimaculangan decided to leave the team.National team head coach Shaq Delos Santos said Dimaculangan, who is an injury reserve for the Asian Games team, told him that she would like to beg off from the group to have a sabbatical from all things volleyball.ADVERTISEMENT Frankie Lim satisfied with Altas’ tough stand vs Red Lions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img “She wanted to have a vacation, just a period of time wherein she can take her mind off of things,” said Delos Santos in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre after their 25-13, 25-17, 25-11 win over Cocolife in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference.Dimaculangan apparently already wanted to be left off the national team roster even before the Invitational Conference began where the group is playing as a guest team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Maika Ortiz, who is part of the national team pool, will replace Dimaculangan in the reserved list for the group that will go to Jakarta in August.Delos Santos, though, said they’re not closing their doors on Dimaculangan if she ever wants to return to the national team. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

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Senior Govt official reportedly shuts down probe

first_imgShooting of cattleFollowing reports and the launch of an investigation into the shooting of close to one dozen cattle in the backlands along the Upper Corentyne, Berbice, a senior Government official has allegedly intervened and ordered the probe to be halted.According to a senior police official in Berbice, the investigation has been shut down and the suspects have been released from custody.This newspaper understands that Police were placing emphasis on the firearms used in the incident.It had already been confirmed that two different firearms were used to shoot the animals.Previous reports stated that more than one dozen cattle have been shot and killed in the backlands between Number 54 and 58 Villages, Corentyne, Berbice, in the wake of rice farmers complaining that animals have been destroying their crops.Rice farmers have also recently reported that hundreds of acres of rice were being destroyed by cattle on the Corentyne. Both rice and cash crop farmers have been affected by the activities of cattle and other animals. They are contending that the cattle enter the fields at night.Meanwhile, several cattle which were not in the cultivation area died after being fed bran mixed with cement.last_img read more

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Rose Prairie Road closed after serious collision

first_imgThe Rose Prairie road (100th street) has been closed at the intersection with the West Bypass Road after a serious motor vehicle collision.- Advertisement -At this time the RCMP haven’t released a lot of information about the collision, but have said it is serious and motorists should use an alternate route.As of 6 p.m., the RCMP say the Rose Prairie Road is closed at the West Bypass Road until further notice. If you have any further information about this incident, let us know, contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com last_img

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Hearing delayed for son, father

first_imgPOMONA- The arraignment for a Covina man and his son who are accused of having sex with a Long Beach teen they met on a telephone chat line has been delayed until next month. Thomas Hinds Sr., 50, and Thomas Hinds Jr., 28, were to be arraigned Wednesday at Pomona Superior Court on multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. In the interim, the court will determine if the son is competent to stand trial. Commissioner Wade Olson set a date of April 25 for the arraignment of the elder Hinds. A competency hearing will be held April 18 at the Mental Health Courthouse in Los Angeles for Thomas Hinds Jr. Olson asked to be provided with a progress report on the younger Hinds April 25. The father and son are being held at Men’s Central Jail. Prosecutors have charged Thomas Hinds Sr. with two counts of lewd act upon a child, four counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16, three counts of unlawful sex with a minor under 16 and five counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object. Thomas Hinds Jr. faces three counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16, three counts of unlawful sex with a minor under 16 and five counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object. According to Covina police, the two men met the 14-year-old victim on a telephone chat line. Police said Hinds Sr. picked up the girl on March 1 at a bus stop in Long Beach and took her to an apartment at 1170 W. San Bernardino Rd., where she was kept for seven days. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 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

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Pirates win on Wood’s TD catch

first_imgYet quarterback Barry Heads said his only priority was to get the ball into the hands of San Pedro’s best playmaker. Heads connected with Wood for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 55 seconds left in the game, helping San Pedro overcome a rigid Garfield defense in a 14-7 nonleague victory that was the 150th in Coach Mike Walsh’s career. “He should expect the ball, especially in that situation,” said Heads, who was 9-for-14 for 116 yards and a touchdown. “He’s our best receiver, and he’s the best bet for us to get a first down or a touchdown on that play. He was wide open, the line did their job and I just threw it.” The touchdown pass couldn’t have come at a better time for San Pedro (3-0), which had just 197 yards of offense for the game. Wood caught the decisive score in the center of the field, about 10 yards from the line of scrimmage, and had his back to the end zone. He then spun to his right to lose a defender and found a wide-open running lane for the dramatic score. NONLEAGUE: San Pedro gives Walsh his 150th career victory. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER San Pedro receiver Ahmad Wood said he did not know the pass was coming his way. The touchdown strike – on a third-and-15 play – came on the heels of another Heads-to-Wood 35-yard connection on the same drive. “I didn’t think he was going to throw it to me. I thought he’d hit the tailback,” said Wood, who had 91 yards and a touchdown on six catches. “Then I saw it coming toward me, and I felt it slipping out. But then I got it under control, made my move and I was gone. “I felt so relieved at that point. Garfield has a really good defense, and it was a grind-it-out game.” In a battle of unbeaten teams, in a showdown between two teams that went to the Coliseum last season (San Pedro in the L.A. CitySection final, Garfield in the City Invitational), Walsh’s 150th win was one to remember. “I’m honored I’ve been able to be here long enough to get 150 wins and I’m honored that they’ve kept us this long,” Walsh said. “We’ve had a lot of good players and a lot of good coaches, and it’s as much an honor for them. They called a lot of plays over the years and are probably responsible for maybe 140 of those wins. Nine are mine.” And Walsh even got a big assist from his son, Corey, who blocked a punt near the Garfield end zone. That set up a 4-yard scoring run by Marceliz Brooks (70 yards, 12 carries) that gave San Pedro a 7-0 lead with 2:50 left in the first half. “They just didn’t block me, and I ran right in untouched,” Walsh said. “I just decided to go for it at that point. “It’s cool my dad got No.150 tonight, and it couldn’t be any tighter.” That’s because Garfield (3-1) came to play. Garfield’s Sergio MacEdo had 136 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, putting the Garfield offense on his back. In fact, Garfield made two gutsy fourth-down calls. The first came on its own 38 when MacEdo had a 3-yard run for the first down with 10:15 left in the third quarter, setting up his 2-yard scoring run. The other came at the San Pedro 16 with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter. Despite having a solid field goal kicker, Garfield went for it and was stuffed when MacEdo slipped slightly, allowing Richard Pele to jump on MacEdo. That gave Wood another chance to dazzle and San Pedro a chance to win a tight game. “As poorly as we played and as poorly as we blocked, it was a nice win,” Walsh said. “We can correct blocking mistakes, but I don’t know if you can correct character, and this team showed it had some character tonight.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

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Uncertain water supplies could hamper desert construction

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Given the unknowns, we are not not panicking. We are concerned. The water districts are concerned, and we are going to work with them to see how this will play out,” Palmdale Assistant City Manager Laurie Lile said. District 40, which provides water to much of Lancaster and west Palmdale, gets 60 percent of its water from the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency, a water wholesaler that gets its water from the State Water Project. “In addition to record-dry conditions, there’s also this recent court ruling about the delta smelt,” Barrett said. “What that means is that AVEK can’t assure they can deliver water. If they can’t assure it, then we can’t assure delivery of water to this project.” Lile said Palmdale has so far not been notified by District 40 or the Palmdale Water District about insufficient water supplies or denials of water service. Palmdale did request a water supply assessment for an industrial, commercial and office development planned on two city-owned parcels, but District 40 asked for an extension, citing the need to wait for information from the state about the reliability of the water supply. LANCASTER – Antelope Valley officials are concerned that a record-dry year and uncertain water supplies could lead to delays or a halt in construction in the sprawling High Desert. County officials have already determined that there is insufficient water to serve a 650-home development proposed in west Lancaster, putting the future of that project in limbo. “Everyone is kind of waiting to hear from the state as to how much water we are going to get. Everybody is holding their breath,” said Melinda Barrett, manager of Los Angeles County’s water conservation program. The situation will depend on how the state handles the deepening water crisis caused by drought conditions and a federal judge’s ruling in August that water flowing through the California Aqueduct from Northern California must be cut by 30 percent to protect the delta smelt, a small fish threatened with extinction. District 40 officials did complete the assessment on the 650-home project proposed for Avenue J and 65th Street West in Lancaster, and determined that there is no clear indication of an adequate future water supply. “Since they are the ultimate decider on what projects get water and which don’t, this applicant has to demonstrate they have a source of water available, and if they can’t do that, it appears the county at this point would be unwilling to grant water service,” Lancaster Planning Director Brian Ludicke said. The Lancaster City Council discussed the water supply issue at its meeting last week, receiving a staff report that noted the county action. “The absence of favorable assessments would, in general, prevent such projects from being approved for construction,” the report said. The council directed staff to set up a workshop on water issues and invite other relevant agencies to participate, Ludicke said. The report enumerated projects launched by Lancaster and water agencies to improve the Antelope Valley’s water supply but, “regrettably, the individual steps have to date not yet improved water supply realities, so the immediate challenges at hand may require drastic action.” Most recently, a coalition has developed the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, which includes projects that could generate an additional 25,400 acre-feet of water per year. The cost of the projects is more than $206 million, $25 million of which the group hopes to get funded by state grants, the report said. It is projected that the demand for water in the Antelope Valley will reach approximately 389,000 acre-feet annually by the year 2035, but the projected supply will only be about 191,000 acre-feet. In a severe drought year, the shortfall could range from 249,000 to 286,000 acre-feet per year. An acre-foot is enough to serve two average-size families for a year, according to the state Department of Water Resources. County water officials in 2004 had for a while held up issuing permission for new Lancaster and west Palmdale housing tracts – without formally declaring a halt to building – because of uncertainty over the water supply. A similar situation occurred in 1986. But those instances had more to do with lack of financing to construct facilities to distribute water than to drought conditions and court rulings. The water crisis had officials in Los Angeles this past week saying they were drafting plans that could force residential water rationing for the first time in more than a decade. Long Beach has already imposed restrictions for residents and businesses. The Palmdale Water District decided in August to forgo mandatory water rationing while strictly enforcing conservation rules that include $1,000 fines and water shut-off for violators. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 476-4586160Want 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

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GOLF NEWS: GLENTIES GOLF SOCIETY NOTES

first_imgThe Glenties Golf Society had their final outing of 2012 in Narin & Portnoo on Thursday 27th December.A total of 26 players took part and scoring was very good.the following were the winners on the day.1st Harry Reid (7) 40pts (b.o.t) 2nd James O’Donnell (10) 40pts3rd Joe Mcloone(11) 39pts (b.o.t)4th Fr. A. Gavigan (11) 39pts.The society had its A.G.M on Friday night and the following were elected to run the Society for 2013. Captain. Fr. Adrian GaviganVice Captain and P.R.O Kevin McHugh.Secretary Pat Connaghan.Treasurer. Harry Reid.Comp & Handicap Sec. John Molloy. Members wil be notified in the next few weeks about the programme for 2013.Past captain Columba thanked everyone for making his year a special one, and he went on to thank Narin & Portnoo and the Highlands Hotel for thier hospitality during the year.GOLF NEWS: GLENTIES GOLF SOCIETY NOTES was last modified: December 30th, 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:Glenties Golf Society newslast_img read more

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TOP DONEGAL HOTEL PUT ON MARKET FOR €1.6 MILLION

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best known hotels has been put on the market with a €1.6 million price tag.The Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny has been in receivership for the past couple of years.Instructions have now been given to sell the 120 bedroom hotel by receiver Michael Grant. This is the second time in two years that the hotel has been offered for sale. TOP DONEGAL HOTEL PUT ON MARKET FOR €1.6 MILLION was last modified: March 7th, 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:clanree hotelfor salelast_img read more

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