Fashion flap: Serena OK with French Open despite catsuit ban

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Williams downplayed concerns that were caused this week when the French Tennis Federation president said in Tennis Magazine that the outfit Williams wore this year in Paris would no longer be accepted.“One must respect the game and the place,” Bernard Giudicelli said.Williams said she had a strong relationship with the federation and had spoken with Giudicelli on Friday.“I think that obviously the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do,” she said. “I feel like if and when, or if they know that some things are for health reasons, then there’s no way that they wouldn’t be OK with it. So I think it’s fine.”Williams wasn’t just trying to make a fashion statement when she wore the outfit that she called her “Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” referring to the fictional nation in the film “Black Panther.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “If anything, I have more fire in my belly,” she said. “It’s very hard to describe. It’s very difficult to describe. I thought after having a child I would be more relaxed. I think I’ve said this before, but I’m not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: French Open to ban Serena’s ‘Black Panther’ catsuitShe no longer needs a full-length outfit for health reasons and won’t be wearing it again at the U.S. Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Besides, for someone with Williams’ style, going back to the same look would be a fashion faux pas.“When it comes to fashion, you don’t want to be a repeat offender,” she said Saturday. Asian Games: PH wins 2 more bronzes in pencak silat DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The full-length leggings were for health reasons. In what was her first Grand Slam tournament since giving birth to her daughter last Sept. 1, they were a precaution after her health scare related to blood clots.Williams said Saturday she no longer needs to wear them because she found that compression tights also work to keep her blood circulating. She wore tights at Wimbledon, when she made it to the final.Though Williams shrugged it off, the French Open decision drew strong reaction from inside and outside of tennis. Billie Jean King wrote on Twitter that “the policing of women’s bodies must end” while former U.S. star Andy Roddick tweeted that the decision was “so dumb and shortsighted it hurts,” adding that “Sometimes it’d be nice if the sport got out of its own way.”The catsuit controversy briefly overshadowed Williams’ return to the final Grand Slam tournament of the season. Serena is the No. 17 seed and could play sister Venus in the third round. Top-ranked Simona Halep could be an opponent in the fourth round.Serena said she hadn’t even looked at what opponents she could face as she hopes to win a 24th Grand Slam singles title, and seventh in New York. She’s one of the favorites, despite some struggles since returning to tour.“That I would be the favorite at this point, almost a year after having a baby, is quite interesting,” Williams said. “You know, I don’t know my draw, but I feel like I’m going to have to play — if I want to be the best, I’m going to have to start beating these people anyway.”She hasn’t lately, losing three of her last four matches, dating to her loss to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. But at 36, Williams remains respected by her rivals, whatever her results.“She’s one of the greatest players to ever play, if not the best of our generation,” defending champion Sloane Stephens said. “I’m sure she’s ready. I’m sure she’ll have another great tournament.”Williams said everything in her life feels different as a mother, saying this first U.S. Open since will feel fresh.But there is one thing that hasn’t changed. Williams wants to win as badly as before. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES FILE – In this May 29, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S. returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her sleek, figure-hugging catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms because “I think that sometimes, we’ve gone too far.” (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)NEW YORK — Serena Williams isn’t worried about a dress code at the French Open.Her skin-tight black catsuit won’t be welcome, but Williams had already put it back in the closet.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Report on allegations against CANU ranks to be made public

first_imgGovernment is likely to release the report into the damning allegations made against several officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) by self-proclaimed drug lord Barry Dataram, after Cabinet is done reviewing the findings.This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who said on Thursday that “we are prepared to make the report public but Cabinet must have a look at it first… the Minister of Public Security, under whose remit the entities that these allegations were made against falls… did indicate to the media that we were going to make that information public”.According to Harmon, the review of the report has been placed on Cabinet’s agenda for discussion next Tuesday, July 19.Back in February, Dataram, during an interview with HGPTV Nightly News, alleged that senior CANU officials are involved in illegal drug trafficking activities and had even alleged that one of the agents bagged some million in exchange for allowing cocaine to leave the country.He also made allegations against the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). A week after the interview was broadcast; President David Granger ordered that an inquest be established into the allegations.The probe went on for some two months and following its completion, the report was handed over to Minister Harmon on behalf of the Head of State last Friday. Brigadier Bruce Lovell was appointed by President David Granger to probe the allegations made against ranks of the country’s premier drug enforcement unit.During the handing over of the report, Brigadier Lovell noted that the allegations made by Dataram are serious, especially when State officials were named. As such, it was necessary that Government carry out an investigation.He expressed his confidence that Government will consider his conclusion and recommendations, and take appropriate actions.Upon receiving the report, Minister Harmon highlighted the importance of having the inquiry done. He noted that this way, they will determine what the facts of any situation are.Moreover, Minister Harmon added that Government will take the appropriate actions after reviewing the report.A copy of the document was handed over to President Granger and the Public Security Ministry for further review.last_img read more

Westfield Prep student tops N GSA with perfect score

first_img11-year-old Nalia Rahaman of Westfield Prep has been announced the top student at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations, having secured a perfect score of 529. Education Minister Nicolette Henry made the announcement at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) on Thursday.The elated student explained that she was very happy to have been informed that she had secured the top spot this year. Rahaman had sat the examination at a tender age of ten with the aspiration of becoming an author.“I was very happy, and it is what I prayed for in the month of Ramadan. I made lots of prayers to Allah, so I was very happy, very glad and very grateful. I had to study a lot, and be very disciplined,” she detailed.Rahaman explained that she hadn’t expected to do this well at the examinations, because the Science Paper Two and Social Studies Paper Two had been most challenging to complete.Asked if her accomplishment had entailed long nights of studying, the top students said, “Not really, because the latest I went to bed was 10 ‘o’ clock one night. I used to wake up in the morning and pray and then revise, because I couldn’t really function revising late at night.”Rahaman’s mother, Nabeenah Mohamed, had this to say: “It is such an honour. Today she’s the top student, and not only the top student, but the top student with a perfect score. It was a very tight schedule, so it’s like constant revision, but Nalia has always been consistent.”Mohamed’s advice to parents whose children will be writing the examination next year is to listen to their children and devise strategies which would work in their favour.“You have to do what is best for your child. You don’t pirate what you see in front of you. Just listen to your child, and children should listen to their parents,” MohamedEducation Minister Nicolette Henry and Chief Education Office Marcel Hudson pose with the top performersadmonished.Meanwhile, the second top performer, Arthur Roberts from the New Guyana School, who secured 525 marks, stated: “I feel really great and elated and proud of myself that I made it so far and got such a high score in this examination. For preparation, I had to give up a lot of my extracurricular activities: playing sports and watching a lot of television, playing games on electronic devices.”Roberts indicated that he was all along aiming for a place at Queen’s College, and he is now working towards his lifelong goal of being a paediatrician.Cianna Barkoye of North Ruimveldt Primary, who secured 523 marks, noted that she was expecting to excel because of her endless studying.“I want to enter my new school and make new friends. I think the Social Studies paper was challenging, but the easiest was Mathematics. For this I want to thank my teacher, parents and friends,” she declared.The top Success Elementary School performer, Zyia Braithwaithe, who gained 523 marks, said, “I feel very excited that I got the school that I got, along with being in the top 10. Now I plan to relax, because I’ve earned a break from all the tiring studies and late nights.”Krystal Duncan of the New Guyana School, who acquired 523 marks, recalled the long nights which accompanied hours of studying to learn everything that she needed to know.“I feel excited. I stayed up late at nights and woke up every morning to study. I had to give up some sports, like basketball and so.”Out of Leonora Primary School on the Demerara West Coast, Darren Ramphal, who obtained 522 marks, explained that he is indeed proud of himself, and is looking forward to entering his new school with the intention of achieving even greater heights.“My parents were very proud of me, and even more excited than I was. I now plan to go into secondary school and work very hard to achieve my dreams,” he explained.Cassie Farinha from Peter’s Hall Primary, an aspiring environmental scientist, exclaimed, “I’m very excited! I was kind of expecting this.”Encouraging her fellow students to study harder and try to dedicate even more time into their studies, she remarked, “Hard work is the key to success”.Another Leonora Primary School student, Virendra Dookie, related, “I’m very elated and thrilled at my results. I fell happy that my letter was chosen among the best, because English is not really my favourite subject; I like Mathematics.”Dookie believes that the most challenging subject for him in this year’s examination was Social Studies, and he is now aspiring to become a lawyer.The top student for Region One (Barima-Waini) was Romario De Souza; from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), it was Alex Muntaz; from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), it was Darren Ramphal; from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Kaydee Ali prevailed; as did Anne Khemraj from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Rajiv Babulall from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Kenneth Edwards from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Lotasha Stanislaus from Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Nikolai Kissoon from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), Shakina Mc Gregor from Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice), and Nalia Rahaman from Georgetown.last_img read more

SLIMMING WORLD TO CELEBRATE WOMAN’S HEALTH WEEK THIS MOTHER’S DAY

first_imgSlimming world and the Letterkenny CDP will celebrate Woman’s Health Week, to mark International Woman’s day and Mothers day.With everything from raffles to manicures, information stands to health checks you can be assure that our women will be in good hands. On Friday and Saturday Slimming World consultants will be on hand in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre with advice and tips for anyone interested in losing weight, learning how to eat healthier, or just wanting to know more about everything they do.Slimming world cater for young ladies (and men) from 11 right up to our senior citizens, they help families introduce healthy eating at that crucial adolescent time with their free to go plan for 11-15 year olds, and continue it through to adulthood, pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond.They also cater for members who may be trying to stop smoking, who have diabetes or who have food allergies.To find out more and to pick up a goody bag pop along to the Slimming World stand in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre this Friday or Saturday. A friendly smile along with very useful advice awaits you.SLIMMING WORLD TO CELEBRATE WOMAN’S HEALTH WEEK THIS MOTHER’S DAY was last modified: March 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeatureshealthlossnewsSlimming Worldweightlast_img read more

Vibrant acts at Dance Addictions 2017 – Picture Special

first_imgDance Addictions 2017 truly lived up to its title as every performer and performance demonstrated the addiction to dance, movement, and music. On Friday February 3rd Pinehill Studio’s Sarah Marie McDevitt presented their live final dance competition 2017 in aid of Donegal Mental Health Service Patient Comfort Fund. Acts from all over the North West and cross border auditioned before Christmas. 14 of those acts took to the dance floor with vibrancy and energy creating an atmosphere of exhilaration. The performers displayed their talents and skills to an audience of over 500, delighting their very proud teachers, parents and families. These performers enjoyed the creative edge of Lee Gooch Productions as the backdrop to their art. Lee brought to the event his enthusiasm and presentation skills which added to the excitement of this wonderful evening. Judges Sarah Gillespie of Rinka, Clare McCarron of Elite Dance Academy & Fergal D’Arcy of Today FM had a very difficult job at this year’s competition with the level of talent exceeding everyone’s expectations yet again.Congratulations to this year’s winner Caoimhe Kenny from Buncrana who walked away with an amazing €1,000 prize, also well done to runners up following very closely behind in 2nd place Jiminy-tastics of Letterkenny Community Centre and in 3rd place TrendSTTRS from Street Feet Dance School in Derry. Thank you to all other participants Triumph JC, Spraoi, Kai, Destiny, Leon, Molly, Ciara Blaney, Delicacy, Saoirse, Claire & Lorcan and BOW-tastics who all received their Certificate of Participation. Thank you to last year’s winners Rendition Crew for setting the atmosphere to open Dance Addictions with yet another flawless performance. Thank you to Pinehill Studios dancers for their amazing showcase during the interval and also to Pinehill Studios crew INFINITY for kicking off the second half with a spectacular routine.Huge appreciation to all the generous sponsors who helped to make this event a success.Vibrant acts at Dance Addictions 2017 – Picture Special was last modified: February 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:competitiondance addictionspicture specialPinehill Studioslast_img read more

Arsene Wenger to make his managerial return under Ivan Gazidis?

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has emerged as a shock contender to replace Gennaro Gattuso as AC Milan boss.Gattuso, 40, is under heavy at San Siro following a poor start to the season, which has left them sitting 12th in Serie A, having won just three of their first eight games. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT rookie error appointed Latest Arsenal News revealed Arsene Wenger at the San Siro LATEST 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REVEALED MIKEL TALKS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED gameday cracker Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The club are now keeping their options open in case they decide to show Gattuso the door.And, according to reports in Italy, Wenger is one of the top names on Milan’s managerial shortlist.The Frenchman has not worked since the end of last season, when he left Arsenal.However, he has recently revealed he expects to be back in work from January next year.Milan could well be his next club, which would mean a reunion with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis – who now works for Milan in the same role.last_img read more

Drake Relays Outstanding Performer Heads NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships

first_imgFrom a local area flavor, Iowa State, which won the Hy-Vee Men’s Cup at the Drake Relays, will have seven athletes competing in five events. Meanwhile, Iowa, coming off a Big Ten Conference outdoor team title, has athletes represented in 11 men’s events with two in the 200 and 400. Both the Cyclones and Hawkeyes also will be competing in the 4×400 relay. Kentucky, which made its first appearance at the Drake Relays in more than 30 years, has 11 event entries, tied for sixth most at the NCAA Championships. This is the Wildcats’ first season under coach Lonnie Greene, who guided Purdue to 11 victories at the 2018 Drake Relays. Nilsen is one of 15 athletes who are back to defend their men’s outdoor titles. The five-time NCAA All-American broke a 22-year-old NCAA Championships meet record in 2018 with a vault of 19-1 1/2. To defend his title, Nilsen will have to duel LSU’s freshman phenom Mondo Duplantis, who set the NCAA’s all-time record this spring with a jump of 19-8 1/4. Kentucky junior Daniel Roberts and North Dakota State senior Payton Otterdahl, who had impressive showings at the Drake Relays, join Nilsen on the list. The Bowerman, dubbed the Heisman of collegiate track and field, is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female athlete in the nation. Purdue has eight athletes competing in seven events, including five individual specialties: 100, 200 and 400, along with the decathlon and triple jump. In congruence with the storied history of the Boilermaker relay teams, both the men’s 4×100 and 4×400 squads qualified, as well.Kentucky is No. 18 in the latest men’s rankings entering the NCAA Championships, while Iowa is ranked No. 23. AUSTIN, TEXAS — South Dakota junior Chris Nilsen, who will be seeking his third career NCAA individual title in the pole vault, headlines a list of Drake Relays performers who will be competing in the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that get underway Wednesday at Mike A. Meyers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. Victories in the 4×800 and distance medley relays propelled the Cyclones at the Drake Relays to win the Hy-Vee Cup for the first time. Three key members of those winning relays, Edwin Kurgat, Festus Lagat and Roshon Roomes, will be running at the NCAA Championships. Trio On Bowerman List Nilsen is one of three Drake Relays performers named to The Bowerman Pre-NCAA Championship Watch List, who are considered top contenders in their respective events at the NCAA Championships. Nilsen, a junior, was named recipient of the Maury White Award as the Drake Relays outstanding men’s performer when he became just the second collegian in meet history to upset a reigning World Champion and Olympic medalist in Sam Kendricks. Vaulting indoors at the Drake Fieldhouse, Nilsen cleared an indoor and season-best 19-2 1/4 (5.85m) Nilsen and Roberts both came away with victories at this year’s Drake Relays that they’ll savor for a long time. Just one hour earlier, Roberts upset reigning world outdoor champ and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Omar McLeod to win the World Showdown Invite 110m hurdles. Roberts, runner-up in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA indoor meet, ran a wind-aided 13.28 to nip McLeod by the narrowest of margins. McLeod, a three-time Drake Relays champion and the meet record holder, finished in 13.29. Roberts has been phenomenal this outdoor season capped by beating two-time defending NCAA champ and 60m hurdle American record holder Grant Holliday of Florida in the SEC Championships in 13.07, which tied the second fastest mark in collegiate history.Otterdahl claimed 2019 NCAA Indoor titles in the shot put and weight throw, and will seek two more titles in the discus and shot put this week. Otterdahl finished second behind reigning Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser in the Drake Relays invitational shot put. The collegiate indoor record holder in the shot put is the only men’s thrower ranked in the top-10 nationally in both the discus and shot put. He is also ranked No. 12 in the world in the outdoor shot put this year.Iowa, Purdue to Challenge in Relay EventsThe first running event on the track Wednesday – the 4×100 relay — will include the top three place winners at the Drake Relays: Illinois, Purdue and Houston. In addition, Kentucky, which won the Drake Relays 4×200 relay, along with Iowa, will run the 4x100m prelims today. Purdue is ranked No. 8 on the collegiate list after setting a school record 38.75 en route to winning the NCAA East Prelims to add to their Big Ten title. Illinois will be making its second straight appearance in the event after finishing 10th last year.Several sprinters from those relay units also will be competing in the 100 and 200 at the NCAA Championships.Senior Devin Quinn, who anchored Illinois to the 4×100 relay victory at the Drake Relays, has qualified in both the 100 and 200. The Big Ten 100 champ finished 10th in the 200 at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor meet.Purdue senior Waseem Williams, who runs the anchor on the 4×100 relay, also is in the 100 after running a season best 10.11 at the NCAA East Prelims. Teammate Samson Colebrooke, who runs the first leg on Purdue’s 4×100 relay, qualified for the 200 after running a personal best of 20.46 in the NCAA East Prelims.Iowa juniors Karayme Bartley and Antonio Woodard will be busy in their debuts at the NCAA Championship running in the 200 as well as running legs on both the Hawkeyes’ 4×100 and 4×400 relays.The semifinal round of the 400m which starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday features four sprinters who participated in the Drake Relays led by Iowa’s Mar’yea Harris and Wayne Lawrence. Harris is making his fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Championship, including a fourth-place finish last year. Harris won the 400m and anchored Iowa’s wining 4×400 relay at the recent Big Ten Outdoor meet. Lawrence is ranked 10th on the collegiate list with a top time of 45.33 at the NCAA West Prelims.Kentucky sophomore Dwight St. Hillaire and Purdue sophomore Brian Faust also will run in the 400m. St. Hillaire, who ran the first leg on Kentucky’s winning 4×200 relay at Drake, finished second in the 400 at the 2019 SEC Outdoor meet.The Hawkeyes are a dark horse to contend for the 4×400 relay title with qualifying rounds at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday. Iowa is ranked sixth on the NCAA performance list with a season best time of 3:03.10 set at the Florida Relays. Iowa was sixth in the 4×400 at the 2019 NCAA Indoor meet. Houston, which won the Drake Relays invitational 4×400 relay, is seeded third in the NCAA Championships with a season best time of 3:02.61. Iowa State, Kentucky and Purdue also qualified in the 4×400 relay.Iowa State senior, Eric Fogltanz, who won the Drake Relays university-college 400 hurdles, will run in the qualifying round of the 400 hurdles at 6 p.m. Wednesday, while also anchoring the Cyclones 4×400 relay. Other Drake Relays competitors in the 400 hurdles include Iowa senior Chris Douglas and Houston’s Quivell Jordan. Douglas, who won the Big Ten title, is making his second straight trip to the NCAA Championships.Kentucky’s Roberts runs in the qualifying round of the 110 hurdles set for 5:02 p.m. Wednesday. Iowa junior Jaylan McConico and Kentucky’s Tai Brown, who won the Drake Relays university-college 110 hurdles, also will compete. McConico was second in both the Big Ten and NCAA West Prelims.Smeeton Favored in SteeplechaseOklahoma State sophomore Ryan Smeeton, who ran the third leg on the Cowboys’ winning 4×1600 relay at the Drake Relays, is one of the favorites in the 3000 steeplechase after posting the fastest collegiate time this season of 8:27.90 at the Payton Jordan invitational May 2. Earlier, he captured the Big 12 title in the steeplechase. Qualifying heats in the 3000 steeplechase will start at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday with the field featuring Iowa junior Nathan Mylenek and Minnesota’s Alec Basten who also competed in the Drake Relays. Mylenek was second in the Drake Relays university-college 1500, while Basten was second in the invitational 5000.Iowa State’s Kurgat ranks No. 8 in the 5,000, which will be held at 9:25 p.m. Friday, having posted a season best of 13:34.10. Kurgat, who ran the first leg the Cyclone’s victorious 4×800 and distance medley relay teams at the Drake Relays, will be looking to improve on his seventh-place finish in the 5000 at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championship.The men’s 800 at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday will feature three runners who made their presence known at the Drake Relays headed by the Iowa State junior duo of Festus Lagat and Roshon Roomes, who are ranked Nos. 7 and 8, respectively, in the NCAA. Lagat ran legs on Iowa State’s winning 4×800 and distance medley relay teams at Drake along with Roomes on the 4×800.Junior Michael Rhoads, who anchored the Air Force Academy to victory in the Drake Relays men’s university sprint medley relay, will run in the men’s 800 prelims Wednesday. In March, Rhoads placed eighth in the 800 at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships.The lone finale in the running events during Wednesday’s opening session will be the 10,000 meters at 9:08 p.m. featuring Oklahoma State senior Hassan Abdi who ran the anchor leg that guided the Cowboys to the Drake Relays 4×1600 relay title. Adi went on to win the 10,000 at the Big 12 Outdoor meet. North Dakota State Has Six ThrowersNorth Dakota State tied with UCLA for the most entries in the men’s throwing events at the NCAA meet with six, including three in the shot put. There are four other Drake Relays competitors joining Otterdahl in the shot put finals at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday: UNI junior Darius King; Kentucky senior Noah Castle and North Dakota State teammates Kristoffer Thomsen and Alex Talley. Talley was third in the Drake Relays university-college shot put, while Thomsen was seventh, Castle 14th and King 15th. King is coming off a personal best 63-4 ¾ at the NCAA West Prelims.The hammer throw will be the first field event of the NCAA meet, being contested at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Minnesota sophomore Kieran McKeag, who captured the Drake Relays title, is in the field along with Talley who was third, and Iowa State senior Vlad Pavlenko who was fourth. This will mark McKeag’s second straight trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Both McKeag and Pavlenko earned second team NCAA Indoor All-American honors in the weight throw this year. Pavlenko has set the Iowa State school record twice during the outdoor campaign, while placing second in the Big 12 Championships.North Dakota State freshman Brendan Artley, who was second in the Drake Relays university-college javelin, will compete in the javelin finals at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.The discus finals on Friday also include Kentucky junior Charles Lenford, the Drake Relays runner-up, Kentucky senior Noah Castle (7th) and South Dakota senior Ben Hammer (12th). Otterdahl ranks No. 4 on the collegiate list this season in the discus with a personal best of 206-6.The men’s high jump final on Friday features three Drake Relays performers headed by South Dakota junior Zack Anderson who captured the title. Kentucky sophomore Rahman Minor, who was third at Drake and Iowa sophomore Jay Hunt (fifth), are in the field too. Anderson is a two-time NCAA All-American who is ranked No. 5 on the collegiate list this season at 7-4.25 en route to winning the Summit League title.Kentucky sophomore Matthew Peare, who finished second in the Drake Relays university-college pole vault, will be in the pole vault finals starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday along with South Dakota’s Nilsen. Purdue’s Jah Stange, a junior and sophomore Tamar Greene, who finished first and second at the Drake Relays, respectively, will compete in the triple jump finals Friday. Greene won the Big Ten outdoor meet, while Stange was third. Stange is ranked No. 12 on the NCAA performance list with his season best of 53-1.5 en route to winning the Drake Relays. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The brilliant Clonmany Agricultural Show to attract great crowds once again

first_imgThe brilliant Clonmany Agricultural Show and Sheepdog Trials is taking place this Tuesday, August 8th at Pollan Green in Ballyliffin. This year the festival celebrates its Golden Jubilee after 50 wonderful years.Once again it’s a day packed full of family entertainment organised around this agricultural event including dog and pet shows, fashion shows and a marquee dedicated to the Taste of Inishowen Food Festival which is run in conjunction with the show. Guests at this year’s show include celebrity Chef Rachel Allen who will be doing cooking demonstrations as well as our own local celebrity chef Brian McDermott.Kieran Duey from Nancys Barn, who recently was voted to have the best chowder in the world, will be giving cooking tips and samples of his chowder.There will also be trade stands from all over Donegal and the country showcasing some of their amazing delicacies.Children’s amusements are available at the show and entry is free for all children when accompanied by an adult. And if you have your dancing shoes on, then David Craig and his band will be playing an open air concert in the afternoon and there will be jiving and traditional dancing sessions happening throughout the day also.This is a long established popular event with visitors and locals bringing more 4,000 people every year to this great area.Get along for a great day!The brilliant Clonmany Agricultural Show to attract great crowds once again was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 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:BallyliffinclonmanyClonmany Agricultural Showdonegallast_img read more

Stalk quality may call for an early harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The combination of a very wet spring, heavy foliar diseases and a dry pollination period is adding up to a heightened concern about corn stalk quality. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Doug House talks about how to scout for stalk quality issues and when to justify getting into a problem field earlier than usual.last_img

‘I’m done, I’m done’: Lin bursts into tears after injuring knee in Nets loss

first_imgJeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers during their Pre Season game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 11, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPBrooklyn guard Jeremy Lin suffered what looked like a serious right leg injury that had him saying “I’m done!” in the Nets’ first game of the season.Just a day after Boston forward Gordon Hayward sustained a gruesome ankle fracture on an alley-oop play, Lin also went down awkwardly after driving to the basket with 4:53 left in Indiana’s 140-131 win.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brownlee: We have to slow Durham down MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City READ: Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ seasonLin, who scored 18 in the loss, is coming off an injury-riddled 2016-2017 NBA season where he dealt with a recurring hamstring injury.According to a report on ESPN, Lin will undergo knee evaluation in New York.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down NetsWhile at the baseline, Lin held on to his knee and needed a few seconds to process what happened before yelling “I’m done, I’m done” to his coaches and bursting into tears in a heartbreaking sight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was helped off the court but limped to the dugout alone.Jeremy Lin heads to the locker room after appearing to suffer a leg injury in the Nets’ season opener pic.twitter.com/U0BoqlFfJR— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 19, 2017“Gods ALWAYS faithful and in control,” said Lin, who is the first American of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, in a tweet after the game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIESlast_img read more