Hard work, dedication key to success – Bolt

first_imgUsain Bolt, the first man in history to complete a historic ‘triple-triple’ of Olympic gold medals, has encouraged his legion of young fans that, like him, who had to “make sacrifices, work hard, and dedicate his life to being the best he can be at all times”, they, too, can achieve greatness in their respective fields.The legendary Jamaican sprinter was asked by a young fan, during his unveiling as telecommunications firm Digicel’s Chief Speed Officer on Tuesday, what his advice was for young persons who loved speed, Bolt, considered one of the more charismatic and influential athletes globally, responded: “On the street, I would say slow down. On the track, I would say, for me, speed is pretty much my life. For the young people, it’s pretty much hard work and dedication.BEING THE BESTHe pointed out, “I’ve dedicated my life to being the best I can be at all times, so if you want to be the best, you have to work hard and dedicate yourself and focus, sacrifice a lot and just stay above and, no doubt, just be strong.”The 30-year-old, who has signed a lifetime partnership with mobile phone network provider Digicel, is also a Puma brand ambassador, among other things, being a professional athlete all his life.Digicel, who provides communication services across 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia Pacific, began sponsoring the Jamaican icon in 2004 when he was just blazing a trail out of high school.Meanwhile, Peter Lloyd, Digicel’s group marketing director, said Bolt would work alongside Digicel to “pass on his passion for track and field through various philanthropic activities directed towards youth”.- S.F.last_img read more

Cuthbert questions record-scrapping proposal

first_imgBarcelona 92′ double silver medallist Juliet Cuthbert is imploring track and field’s global authority, the IAAF to reject a proposal by the European athletics body, which calls for the removal of world records set prior to 2005. Supporters of the move are hoping this would lift the sport from a string of doping scandals and increase credibility. However, there has been strong opposition to the proposal, which if implemented, would affect almost half of the 146 men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor records — many of which have never been subject to suspicion. Cuthbert, who sprinted to silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, took to Twitter to voice her disapproval of the proposals. Some of the other big names which could be affected by a move to reset the record books would be the likes of Hicham El Guerrouj, Michael Johnson and Florence Griffith-Joyner, with world records in seven of the eight men’s field events as well as the women’s 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m marks also set to be removed. Under the proposal, athletes with world records prior to 2005 would have their names removed from the world record list on to an ‘all-time list’. The IAAF will make a decision on the proposals in August. “If the IAAF wipes world record how will they deal with those without WR but are ranked on the world list. # pleaseexplain,” Cuthbert enquired. “There are many who are suspects ranked ahead of me. Do those time stay too? @iaaforg . #rethink,” she added. “Are we then all under suspicion before 2005? @iaaforg” If ratified, Merlene Ottey would lose her 24 year-old 200m indoor world record of 21.87 seconds. last_img read more

NYC marathon winner Shalane Flanagan to try again in Boston

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Last month, Flanagan became the first American woman to win New York since 1977. No U.S. woman has won Boston since 1985. But last April, the Americans had their best finishes since then, grabbing two of the top four women’s spots and six of the top ten for men.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Rockets beat Pelicans for 10th straight win View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 File- This Nov. 5, 2017, file photo shows Shalane Flanagan of the United States posing for pictures after crossing the finish line first in the women’s division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race. The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men’s side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)BOSTON — Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race.The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men’s side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

May edition of the Taylor Times

Girls’ basketball: Better late than never: Hart rallies for victory

first_imgNEWHALL – For nearly 25 minutes Thursday night, the Hart High of Newhall girls’ basketball team did just about everything it could to lose. The home crowd was prepared to file out. Visiting Perris could taste an upset. The Indians waited until they were down by 11 points two minutes into the fourth quarter before finally showing life, then responded with a ferocious rally which didn’t end until Hart had clinched a 58-53 overtime victory in the second round of the CIF state Div. I regional playoffs. Amanda Ajdari scored five points in the final minute of regulation, including a layup with two seconds left to tie the score at 50-50 and send the game to overtime. Britney Fitchpatrick made a layup to provide Hart its first lead with 3:35 left in overtime, and the No. 5 seed Indians (29-3) finished the game on a 27-9 run. More than 100 Hart fans rushed the court to celebrate the comeback victory. “This is the best thing that has ever happened to me on the basketball court,” said Ajdari, whose 3-pointer with 59 seconds left in regulation closed Hart’s deficit to 50-48. “Tonight was just my night, I guess. I’m proud of everyone on this team for not giving up when it really looked like we were going to lose.” Megan Ford had a team-high 16points for the Indians, while KaLana Inemer (12 points) and Ajdari (11) and Britney Fitchpatrick (10) each scored in double-figures. Hart advances to face top seed Long Beach Poly in Saturday’s Div. I regional semifinal. Long Beach Poly boasts two of the top recruits in the nation, and is the top-ranked team in the state by calpreps.com. “I’d like to say we’ve got that (Long Beach Poly) game in the bag,” Hart coach Dave Munroe joked. “But in all honesty, Poly is the best the best team in the state for a reason. To have a shot a beating them, we have to play as hard as we did tonight.” center_img Thursday marked Munroe’s final game coaching in the Hart gym. He is retiring this season after 18 years and nearly 400 victories as the school’s girls’ basketball coach. “What an amazing way to end it. I think I’ll stay here (in the gym) forever,” Munroe said. “This was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been a part of. Everyone of my starters fought her butt off tonight.” Sophomore guard Kiyana Stamps had a game-high 21 points for No. 12 seed Perris (25-8), which held Hart to a season-low four points in the first quarter. The Panthers took a 18-9 with 6:17remaining in the second quarter after Stamps connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing. The Indians responded with a 10-2 run over the next three minutes to cut the deficit to 20-19, but Stamps scored 10 second-quarter points as the Panthers took a 30-26 lead into halftime. Perris extended its lead to 44-33 to begin the fourth quarter, when Hart went on its final run. “Did we really outscore them 27-9 after that point? I can’t believe that,” Munroe said. “That means we’re back to playing Hart basketball.” kevin.connelly@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 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

RCMP roadway advice amid changing temperatures

first_imgShe begins by reminding drivers that winter tires should be left on until temperatures stay about 7 degrees.“The warm spring sun will melt ice and snow near the road,” writes Cpl. Shelkie. “This water can freeze when the temperatures drop below zero. If you notice wet-looking roads and the temperatures have dropped below freezing, expect ice and slow down.”Shelkie adds, “Snowplows, salt and sand trucks will still be on the roadways for a few weeks. Passing a snowplow can be extremely dangerous as sight lines and visibility are severely restricted by blowing snow.”- Advertisement -She also warning drivers to remain extra vigilant of children and teenage pedestrians as they are more inclined to be easily distracted and less aware of their surroundings during the nice weather – especially in residential and school zones.Cpl. Shelkie concludes by reminding motorist that animals will be on the move as they forage for food – especially in rural areas and on highways.“Being prepared for this can help prevent animal deaths and damage to your vehicle.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool’s £53m transfer fury: ‘If we don’t get him now, we can kiss him goodbye’

first_img1 Alex Teixeira is wanted by Liverpool Liverpool have had two bids rejected for Alex Teixeira this month.Reports have suggested that the Merseyside outfit could return with an improved third offer, though Shakhtar Donetsk’s asking price of £53m may put any possible deal on hold until the summer.So, how have the Anfield faithful responded to the news that Steven Caulker could be their marquee signing of the winter window?Find out below…last_img

GAA NEWS: MILFORD LAUNCH THEIR EASTER CLUB DRAW

first_imgMILFORD CLUB NOTES*Easter Draw*The Club launched our annual Easter Draw at the Health & Wellbeing Day on Saturday week with Fr Adrian Gavigan doing the honour of buying the first ticket. The draw will take place on Easter Sunday, 5th April. Tickets cost €10 or 3 for €20. First prize is a whopping €2,000. Full list of prizes are below: 1st – €2,0002nd – 500 Litres of Home Heating Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)3rd – 2 All Ireland Final Tickets (Hurling or Football)4th – 32″ Television 5th – 6 Month Membership @ Evolution Fitness6th – €100 Travellers Inn Voucher7th – €100 Arena 7 Voucher8th – Digital Camera (Sponsored by Magees Chemist)9th – Coffee Machine (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford) 10th – CD Player (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford)11th – Digital Camera12th – Donegal GAA Jacket*Lotto Jackpot Winner* Congratulations to Martina Grier who won last weeks jackpot of €920 with the numbers 2-3-5-6. Next weeks jackpot begins at €500*Amber Barrett Named in Gaelic Life Team of the Week*Congratulations to Amber Barrett who was selected for the Gaelic Life Team of the Week on the back of her superb performance for the Donegal Senior Ladies v Kildare last weekend. Amber scored 3-4, all from play, in a brilliant performance from Donegal who also had Treasa Doherty of Carndonagh and Katie Herron of Glenfin selected in the Team of the Week.*Donegal U16 Ladies*Well done to Niamh Gallagher who has been selected for the Donegal U16 Ladies panel for the Ulster Championship campaign. The Ladies will take on Down on Sunday 15th March in Killygordon with throw in time to be confirmed. Best of luck to Niamh and all the Donegal squad and management.*Donegal U14 Ladies*Well done to Maria Afxentiou, Claudia Ward, Bronagh Durning and Megan Ryan who were all selected for the Donegal Ladies U14 Development Squad ahead of the upcoming Ulster U14 Development League*U21A Championship Draw*The U21 Championship draw took place last night and our lads have been handed a home draw against Malin in the 1st Round. Should they beat the Inishowen men they will play the winners of Ardara v St Michaels at home. Dates to be announced.*U8 & U10 Training*U8 and U10 training resumes on Friday 21st March. U8s will take place at 6pm with the U10s at 7pm. Registration forms will be available on the night for anyone not yet registered.*The Bootroom*The Club will be hosting its new ‘Bootroom’ project in the coming weeks which will provide a swap/shop for outgrown/unwanted football boots. If you find your growing children are going through football boots at a rate of knots this could be perfect for you. Parents will be able to donate any unused football that are in reasonable condition to the clubhouse in the coming month and all boots will then be put on display for sale at a date to be announced. All proceeds go back to the original boot owners however there will be a fixed price per pair of boots. More details to follow in the coming weeks.*Seniors*CLG BnaG 1-8 Cloughaneely 1-14The Seniors had a preseason friendly against Cloughaneely on Saturday with the Falcarragh men winning 1-14 to 1-8. Windy conditions and rustiness meant it wasn’t overly appealing on either side, with both teams missing a lot of regulars from last season. Nevertheless it was a good run out for Shaun Pauls side who will now take on Termon at home in another challenge match this Saturday before their league opener at home to Urris on March 21st.*Senior Ladies*CLG BnaG 1-8 Termon 5-8Our Senior Ladies put up a good performance against All Ireland Champions Termon on Sunday but ultimately lost by 5-8 to 1-8. Next up for the Senior Ladies is another home game against Glenfin at 11am on Sunday*Minors*CLG BnaG 1-4 Gaoth Dobhair 0-5The Minors had a superb victory over reigning champions Gaoth Dobhair in a tight and enthralling contest in Moyle Park on Sunday evening. Na Galloglaigh got off to a good start with 2 Kane Barrett frees and a goal inside the first 5 minutes to give the lads a good foothold. The defence worked excellently throughout the whole game and were able to keep Gaoth Dobhair at arms length in the first half, forcing them to shoot from distance and passing over and back the pitch. A free from Connor Gormley left the half time score 1-3 to 0-3. Na Galloglaigh were in an excellent position at this stage but knew there was still a lot of work to be done, and the lads didn’t shirk their responsibility. They played the second half much the same as the first, hunting in packs and turning possession over to break in numbers. They put in a huge amount of work in the opening period of the second half and as a consequence attack was not the priority, as shown by the boys going 33 minutes without a score. They eventually did get their score with 10 minutes remaining with a long distance Kane Barrett free to put 3 points between the sides again. Gaoth Dobhair put just 2 points between the sides with 5 minutes remaining and made for a nervy finale. But Na Galloglaigh stood resolute to everything Gaoth Dobhair threw at them to come out with a well deserved victory, just the tonic after last weeks disappointing defeat to St Michaels. Next up for the Minors is an away game to Fanad Gaels next Saturday morning. Team: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Kieran Sheridan, Cormac Toland, Ryan Mcmahon, Ronan Docherty, Odhrán Coll, Luke Trearty, Connor Gormley (0-1, 1f), Conor Mc Hugh, Adam Serrinha, Martin Doyle, Gavin Grier, Kane Barrett (1-3, 3f), Shane McNamee. Subs: Andreas Afxentiou for McNamee (40m), Ryan Spike Flood for Doyle (50m), Hayden Curran, Peter Curran, Shane McBride, James McCallum*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others resumed training on Monday, and will continue every Monday at 8.15pm. Open to all newcomers and past players who are over 18 and not currently playing competitive football. These trainings are fun orientated with the focus on learning the skills of the game and interacting with other women/mothers in the community and providing opportunity to be physically active.*Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme*Club ID: 10187For any of our members or supporters who clock up a lot of miles Topaz have a ‘Cash for Clubs’ scheme. Collect a card at your local Topaz and each time you top up by €40 get it stamped. When you have your card completed hold on to them and hand them to Barry McNulty to be entered into the draw.*Allianz League Prediction Competition*The table has changed once again with Michael O’Hara jumping from 4th spot to 1st after amassing 271 points in week 4. Nicky Boucher drops down to second with Ryan Ferry overtaking David Curley to move into 3rd. Dean Boyce in 5th rounds off the top 5.1. Michael O’Hara – 9702. Nicky Boucher – 9423. Ryan Ferry – 9384. David Curley – 9185. Dean Boyce – 9096. Marty Boucher – 8967. Pat Barrett – 8888. Pat Curley – 8669. Cathal McGettigan – 86410. Paddy Peoples – 862*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*With 3 weeks to go we currently have 180 codes, enough for some equipment but a long way short of some of the better stuff so we need more collectors! If you see a Lucozade Sports bottle lying around keep it and enter the code as we have a prize for the top collector, currently Richard Evesson is leading the collector list. To enter any codes you may have follow the instructions below:1. Log on to www.lucozadesport.ie/kit-out-project/2. Login or create an account using Facebook, Google (Gmail) or your email details3. To find your team search for ‘CLG Baile na nGalloglach’4. Enter the code that is printed on the bottle, it is underneath the wrapperSo far we have enough for 3 sets of cones, however the next target is water bottles (185 codes)*2015 Membership*The 2015 membership rates were decided at Decembers AGM and are as follows:€200 – Database members (3 panels on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€100 – Database members (1 panel on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€70 – Family Membership. Entitled to 2 full adult membership and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€50 – Senior Ladies (Players). Entitled to one full adult membership.€40 – Adult membership. Entitled to one full adult membership.€30 – Juvenile membership.As well as full family membership database members are:– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– Receive 11 weeks free entry to lotto drawMembership must be paid by St Patricks Day, 17th March 2015. The Club will only be able to source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members. Membership can be paid to any team manager or member of the Executive Committee, or very easily through our Team App on your mobile phone. This extremely useful app (Team App) can be downloaded from the app store. Complete your registration on download and search for CLG BnaG. Membership can be paid via the ‘Shop/Play Lotto’ option.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)U12 Girls – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)U10s – Fri @ 7pm (Pitch) From March 20thU8s – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch) From March 20th*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-3-5-6. One jackpot winner, Martina Grier wins €920. Next weeks Jackpot is €500. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD LAUNCH THEIR EASTER CLUB DRAW was last modified: March 10th, 2015 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:Milford GAA noteslast_img read more

PADDY MCBREARTY IS A BIG HIT WITH THE LADIES IN THE USA!

first_imgDonegal GAA star Paddy McBrearty could do plenty of scoring off the pitch in the USA according to a poll conducted by betting giant Paddy Power.Paddy Power surveyed 1,000 American women to see which county had the best looking GAA team in Ireland. Paddy Power asked the woman to rate the head and shoulders photos of every player from every inter-county football and hurling team in Ireland.Donegal made it into the top five best looking teams in Ireland finishing in fourth placed behind the Sligo footballers, Dublin hurlers and topping the poll were the Galway footballers.However, they then selected the top 25 best looking players and rolling into the top ten was our own Patrick McBrearty.McBrearty is renowned for his scoring exploits and is regarded as one of the best forwards in Ireland. McBrearty was selected as the ‘seventh’ hottest GAA player in Ireland.The news he is a BIG hit with the ladies Stateside may make the offers McBrearty receives to go to the USA to play football every summer all the more tempting!Donegal defender Paddy McGrath also impressed the American ladies and was selected 12th overall.Our neighbours Tyrone didn’t fare well at all despite the tremendous efforts they go to in styling their hair!They finished bottom of the pile in the survey but the Tyrone players are apparently still very popular with women in Cookstown. PADDY MCBREARTY IS A BIG HIT WITH THE LADIES IN THE USA! was last modified: August 20th, 2015 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:newsSportlast_img read more

After slow start, Humboldt B52s score 15 unanswered in 16-4 win over Sacramento M’s

first_imgEureka >> It took the Bombers a few innings to find their footing. But once they did, they were rivaling the race cars across the street at Redwood Acres Raceway for how fast things were moving.The end result was run after run after run.The Humboldt B52s’ comeback came a lot earlier on Saturday evening than it did the night before, but the Bombers were able to shake off a sluggish start and rattled off 15 answered runs to cruise to a 16-4 win over the Sacramento M’s at Bomber Field.No need …last_img