Revised schedule might help middle distance runners

first_img REST DAY Middle-distance prospects like Cemore Donald of Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School and Akeen Colley of Rusea’s High School may enjoy changes made to the schedule of Boys and Girls’ Championships. That’s because a revision for the 2017 staging of Champs makes the 800/1500 metre combination slightly easier. Colley, Donald and their rivals no longer have to run twice on Champs Thursday. The new schedule puts the middle-distance runners on track for the 800 metres heats on Tuesday at 3:25 p.m., for the 1500 heats on Wednesday at 8:35 a.m., with the 800 semi-final s on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. The 1500m finals remain in its traditional Friday 6:25 p.m. slot and, likewise, the 800m finals start at 4:20 p.m. on Champs Saturday. Previously, this group got going on Wednesday with the preliminaries of the short race and with the 1500m heats and the 800m semis on Thursday. Those contesting only the 800m also have it easier. In the past, they would have to run their heats, semis and finals on days two, three and five. Now, they trek to the track on days one, three and five. With Jamaica struggling to make progress in events longer than 400 metres, this small change may help. Athletes doing the 1500 and 5000 metres have had their busiest day moved from Champs Thursday to Wednesday, with heats in both events. The boon is that they now have Thursday to rest before their respective finals on Friday and Saturday. The schedule for sprinters isn’t very different. However, the usual run for the 400 metre record books in the heats by Christopher Taylor will move from Champs Tuesday to Wednesday. In the new schedule, the 400 metre heats begin at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday, with the 200 metre heats going the other way to Champs Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more

Shorthanded NorthPort loses more players to injuries

first_imgAthletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Head coach Pido Jarencio said he’s looking to put guards Jeric Teng and Nico Elorde in the injury list.Teng and Elorde, Jarencio said, are sure to be out of the squad who already lost forward Sean Anthony to injury and star point guard Stanley Pringle who’s representing the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games.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’“First of all, we sorely miss the two guys Stanley and Sean, I think by September 1 they’ll be able to join us,” said Jarencio Sunday at Ynares Center here in Antipolo.“Another thing that hurts is Elorde and Teng will be out, there are so many injured players in our team.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—NorthPort’s start in the PBA Governors’ Cup is headed for a rough patch.Not only did the Batang Pier, who once held the franchise name GlobalPort, lost to NLEX, 123-107, they’re also bound to lose some of their players on top of those who were already absent in their opening game.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Injured Ashaolu defies pain, doctor’s orders to lift NLEX anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Teng and Elorde both got hurt in the third quarter of their game against the Road Warriors and Jarencio is already looking to meet with management to solve the problem.Elorde sustained his injury in the final minute of the third when he landed on his back while Teng, Jarencio said, suffered a tightened right calf muscle.“The coaching staff and the management will talk about this because you will spend if you’re willing to get players who will replace those who are injured,” said Jarencio.“You can’t just get any free agent out there because there are contracts involved and salaries to be paid.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Designer Abe Pelham Wants to ‘Shield The Children’ with Rain Gear

first_imgDate: July 19, 2014 @ 7 p.m.Venue: Monrovia City Hall BallroomDesigner & Couturier Abraham Pelham is hosting a fundraiser for his project, “Shield The Children”, which provides rain gear for children.  The event includes a cocktail and a fashion show displaying his ‘Ladies of the World’ collection with looks inspired by: Lolita, La Femme Fatale, La Dolce Vita, Mata Hari, Nefretiti, & Josephine Baker. Shield the Children will take place at the Monrovia City Hall Ballroom on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.Pelham is a Liberian-born designer based in Paris who has made a life overcoming the challenges of working from a wheelchair in the world’s fashion capital.  His Shield The Children fundraiser will not only provide rain gear for children who cannot afford it; the initiative intends to inspire Liberian children to turn their challenges into incredible chances for self-discovery and success.For tickets and information, please call 0880629580.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea team to play Manchester United: Champions-elect?

first_img1 Chelsea can move another step closer to a first Premier League title in five years when they welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, live on talkSPORT, from 5pm. Chelsea can move another step closer to a first Premier League title in five years when they welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, live on talkSPORT, from 5pm.Cesc Fabregas’ late goal against QPR last weekend ensured the league leaders maintained their seven-point gap over Arsenal, with a game in hand, and Jose Mourinho’s side can move ten points clear, with the Gunners in FA Cup action this weekend.The Blues are hopeful that striker Loic Remy will be fit after he missed the match last Sunday with a calf injury. Diego Costa is still absent but the Spaniard could return for the Arsenal game next week.With that in mind, will club legend Didier Drogba lead the line, and will Brazilian Oscar return to the starting XI? talkSPORT takes a look…Here’s how Chelsea could line-up against Manchester United:GoalkeeperThibaut Courtois was at his best again against QPR after a slight slump in form, and the Belgian has rewarded Mourinho’s faith in installing him as first-choice keeper this season.The 22-year-old also earned a nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award earlier this week.DefenceChelsea boast the second best defensive record in the league this season, and John Terry and Gary Cahill will continue their partnership at centre-back.United’s recent renaissance has coincided with Ashley Young and Juan Mata’s good form and full-backs Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta will be tasked with nullifying their threat.MidfieldFabregas has endured a difficult second half to the season but last weekend’s late winner could be the catalyst to reignite the Spaniard’s form.With Oscar fading towards the end of the campaign and speculation rife over his future, Fabregas could once again operate further forward, protected by Nemanja Matic and Brazilian Ramires.Eden Hazard – favourite for the PFA Player of the Year – will be Chelsea’s biggest threat and with United missing Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind through injury, the Belgian could expose United’s depleted defence.AttackRemy, who has seven goals this season including crucial strikes against Man City, Hull and Stoke, returned to training the week and could be put straight back into the side by Mourinho.Alternatively Drogba, who was excellent against United in October, could retain his place despite an ineffective performance at Loftus Road.Chelsea fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Man United? Comment below…last_img read more

Star defender set for Tottenham medical as £11m bid is accepted

first_img Toby Alderweireld in action for Southampton Tottenham are expected to complete the signing of Toby Alderweireld this week with the player due to have a medical today.Spurs have had a £11m bid accepted by Atletico Madrid, staving off interest from Southampton who had Alderweireld on loan last season.According to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, the 26-year-old is travelling to London today and will undergo a medical at Tottenham’s training ground before sitting down with the club to thrash out personal terms.However, Southampton are unhappy with the way they have been shunted aside by Atletico Madrid in the bidding process and are considering taking legal action. 1last_img read more


first_imgVIEWPOINT: You can have your say on Donegal Daily be emailing info@donegaldaily.comThis is a view from a reader in Falcarragh:“I can stand it no longer. Not a day goes by without someone moaning on your website about austerity. These people are the usual suspects. They’re on Donegal Daily complaining about household charges, water charges and God knows what next.As someone who works up to 50 hours every week so me and my family can just keep going, I’m probably one of those who should be complaining when taxes go up.Next the Government will tax fresh air.But the fact is that I am subsidising a lot of the moaners out there who keep going on about how they’ve no money. I see them every day; these moaners and begrudgers always going on about austerity. They are the ones who are in the pub five nights every week.The moaners are just going to have to shut up and pay up. I’m fed up paying their way. It’s time they started to pay their own way.And it’s time the silent majority of good decent people stood up and told them: Can Pay, Must Pay.I hope Donegal Daily prints this view for a change.Name and Address Supplied, FalcarraghVIEWPOINT: CAN PAY, MUST PAY – AND TIME TO SHUT UP AND PAY UP was last modified: February 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MUST PAY – AND TIME TO SHUP UP AND PAY UPVIEWPOINT: CAN PAYlast_img read more

Testimony in 2000 slaying

first_imgLANCASTER – A former co-worker testified Tuesday that the suspect in the 2000 slaying of a Palmdale woman at a Park and Ride lot once said he might have confessed to the slaying had he been arrested earlier. Wes Chormicle, who worked after the killing at a Lancaster car dealership with former Park and Ride security guard Raymond Lee Jennings, also said he overheard Jennings tell other employees details of Michelle O’Keefe’s slaying, such as the sequence of shots and that there was evidence of which investigators were not aware. “He knew the sequence of rounds that struck Ms. O’Keefe. He also said he knew where there were rounds or slugs that the Sheriff’s Department wasn’t aware of and that he retrieved them,” Chormicle testified in the second day of Jennings’ preliminary hearing. “He did state that the shot to the chest was the first shot.” Jennings, a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran, has been jailed since December, when he was arrested while home on leave from the National Guard. He is charged in the Feb. 22, 2000, slaying of O’Keefe, an 18-year-old Antelope Valley College student. Upon hearing that, Jennings became very agitated, and when the psychic said the killer wore a uniform, Jennings said, “I gotta go,” Chormicle testified. Chormicle said he gave Jennings a ride home after watching the program. “He seemed very nervous, very, I guess you could say almost scared,” Chormicle said. Under cross-examination by Jennings’ attorney, David Houchin, Chormicle testified that he contacted sheriff’s detectives three to four times about Jennings because he was suspicious of him. Chormicle said he worked in the past as an investigative assistant for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and volunteered with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. “You in fact were acting as an investigator yourself?” Houchin asked Chormicle. “I guess you could say that,” Chormicle replied. Chormicle said he made Jennings aware of the show with the psychic on it. “You wanted to see his reaction?” Houchin asked. Chormicle said that was not his “premise.” Houchin then said, “You were being thoughtful for him?” to which Chormicle replied, “I was interested in his reaction.” Chormicle said he could not recall the names of the other workers with whom Jennings talked about the murder or who watched the psychic show with him and Jennings. “You put yourself in a position to glean information to pass on to law enforcement,” Houchin told Chormicle. Chormicle said, “I never put myself into a position that wouldn’t have already been established by our working relationship.” Deputy District Attorney Michael Blake asked Chormicle if he received any instructions from sheriff’s investigators after he contacted them. “It was basically that I would be near him or around him and listen to what he had to say,” Chormicle said. Jennings’ supervisor at the security company testified Monday that Jennings initially refused to go to the victim’s car after the supervisor arrived. Iris Malone testified that he called her shortly after 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2000, about “shots being fired.” “I asked him what was going on. He told me there’s a vehicle with headlights on and the car’s engine was running,” Malone said. From where Malone was when she first arrived, she said she did not hear the engine running or see any vapor or exhaust coming from the car. Malone testified that she asked Jennings two or three times to drive down with her to the victim’s car, but he refused. “He said he wanted to stay where he was at,” Malone said. When asked by Blake whether he appeared afraid or fearful, Malone said Jennings was “very calm.” Malone said she went to O’Keefe’s car and found the young woman dead inside. The driver side door of the Mustang was open, the window was halfway down and the car was backed up against a concrete planter, Malone said. Malone said O’Keefe was not moving and that she exhibited no signs of life. Malone said she then used her radio to call her company dispatch and told them to summon Fire Department paramedics, and then again asked Jennings to come down to O’Keefe’s car. Jennings at first refused and then complied, and then walked very slowly to the crime scene, taking about six to seven minutes to get there, Malone said. Despite being told not to touch any of the evidence, Malone said Jennings kicked a bullet shell casing and picked up a casing to see what type it was. After Malone first arrived at the lot, she said Jennings came out from the dark from the back of a parked car, and she noticed that Jennings had a little bit of dirt or dust on his pants below the knee. “I asked him what happened to his shoes and pants. He said he was leaning down,” Malone said. When cross-examined by Houchin about the dirt on Jennings’ clothes, Malone said he told her he had been hiding from the gunshots that were fired. In interviews with investigators, Jennings, working for a private security company under contract with the city, has denied killing the woman. He told investigators he heard gunfire and watched the Mustang roll backward but didn’t see the killer because his view was blocked by a parked van. Jennings said he called a supervisor and waited for her to arrive before approaching the car. Jennings was named in December 2000 in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by O’Keefe’s parents but was not criminally charged until prosecutors filed the case Nov. 15. He was arrested Dec. 13 when deputies stopped his vehicle on a Lancaster street. Prosecutors in the past declined to file criminal charges, citing insufficient evidence, but said after charges were filed that proceedings in the civil case changed the “character of the evidence.” O’Keefe had returned to her car after leaving it at the lot while she rode with a friend to work as an extra during the taping of a music video for rapper Kid Rock. The gun that killed O’Keefe has never been found. In May 2002, members of a local scuba diving club combed the murky bottom of nearby Palmdale Lake but turned up nothing. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2O’Keefe was found shot to death behind the wheel of her blue 2000 Ford Mustang in the Park and Ride lot on Avenue S in Palmdale. Jennings’ preliminary hearing, at which Antelope Valley Superior Court Judge Christopher Estes will decide whether prosecutors’ evidence is enough to warrant a trial, was recessed after Tuesday’s testimony. It is due to resume June 2. In court Tuesday, Chormicle said Jennings told him, “Had he been arrested he might have confessed to the whole thing,” and that Jennings expressed a belief that he would be implicated. “As I recall on a couple of occasions he thought that the, I think one of the terms he used was that it would be pinned on him,” Chormicle said. “At one point he did state that he thought that in 10 to 15 years they may come back to arrest me.” Chormicle said he and Jennings watched an episode of the “The Montel Williams Show” on which a psychic said that O’Keefe’s killer’s name had a Lee or Leroy in it. last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Relay for Life is an amazing event that has been held worldwide for the past few years.The Letterkenny event was founded in 2011 and was the largest first time Relay event held worldwide and the largest relay event in Europe in 2012. Cancer is an illness that has touched the lives of everyone. I would hazard a guess that there isn’t anyone reading this column who doesn’t know someone affected by cancer at some stage or another.The following information is taking from Macmillan Cancer Support; it is resource that I have found very informative on topics of health for before, during and after cancer treatment.Until recently cancer was seen as something you were either cured of or which killed you.This has now changed and for many of the two million people now living with cancer it has become a long term condition – but they are not necessarily living well. After treatment, learning to live with cancer is tough.Severe fatigue, depression, or reduced muscle strength can be immediate effects.People may not realise that heart problems and osteoporosis in later life are unfortunate consequences of cancer treatment.So it is incredible to think that just by taking the simple step of getting involved in physical activity cancer patients could possibly be helping themselves to overcome or even prevent these problems.What’s more, in some cases it can significantly reduce the risk of dying from the disease. It seems so simple, but this idea is still news to many healthcare professionals and certainly to people living with cancer.MotivationsCancer survivors are first and foremost people – and they have the same motivations as other people their age.For instance: • Spending time with the grandkids.• Spending time with friends or their other half.• Losing weight.• Feeling better and living longer.• Taking pride in still being able to get active.• On top of that they’re motivated to improve their quality of life because of the issues from having a chronic condition.Many of these motivations would be the same if they were suffering from diabetes or cardiac disease.They want to deal with these problems, but don’t necessarily realise that physical activity will help them with these conditions.• Loss of confidence.• Weight gain.• Fatigue/ tiredness.• Joint pain.• Improve well-being.• Improve recovery.• Help cope with stress of treatment and disease.• Get mind off disease.• Flexibility.• A friendly and helpful instructor.• Friendly/ welcoming/ fun environment.Lastly they have cancer-specific motivations for being active, for example• Managing their cancer – preventing reoccurrence.• Gain control over cancer and their life.• Spend time with people like them.• Women who’ve had surgery for breast cancer often want to improve the flexibilityaround their shoulder because the surgery causes it to be very tight.The biggest motivation under this heading, and perhaps overall is that physical activity can help stop the cancer from coming back for some types of cancer (particularly breast and prostate cancer).There is evidence to support the role of physical activity for the following stages of the cancer care pathway:During cancer treatment – physical activity improves, or prevents the decline of physical function without increasing fatigue.After cancer treatment – physical activity helps recover physical function.During and after cancer treatment – physical activity can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality for some cancers and can reduce the risk of developing other long term conditions.Advanced cancer – physical activity can help maintain independence and wellbeing.The type of activities that you can do is dependent on the type of cancer that you have and where you are in your stage of treatment/recovery, but physical activity has been shown to have great benefits for people of all stages of treatment.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program to help you reach your goals, please contact me through the link below.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: RELAY FOR LIFE AND HOW ACTIVE LIVES CAN HELP YOU was last modified: May 31st, 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:emmet rusheRelay for Lifelast_img read more


first_imgMark McHugh could be about to hand Donegal boss Jim McGuinness a huge boost in his bid for an All-Ireland double.Mark McHugh is on the mend but will it be soon enough?The All-Star footballer has been cleared of concussion and could return for the All-Ireland quarter-final against Mayo in Croke Park this Sunday.The Kilcar player suffered serious injuries in what doctors described as akin to being in a car crash in the Ulster Final with Monaghan. A burst ear drum, sustained in the collision with Monaghan’s Stephen Gollogly, is not believed to be holding him back.However the player suffered a five centimetre tear of his quad muscle which remains a concern and he is still walking with a limp.Donegal’s starting 15 will be confirmed this morning with footballer of the year Karl Lacey also expected to start.“Mark’s definitely got a chance,” said Donegal selector Rory Gallagher. “The dead leg is the most concerning thing at the minute but he passed the seven to 10 days.” McHUGH’S FITNESS COULD SUPPLY DONEGAL WITH A HUGE BOOST was last modified: July 31st, 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:fitnesskilcarMark McHughlast_img read more

Cantwell 21, Lucerne Valley 10

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cantwell finished with 229 yards of offense — 168 rushing and 61 passing. Senior tailback Joe Aquilos supported Medina on the ground with 78 yards on 17 carries. Lucerne Valley, which fell to 2-3, finished with 214 yards — 114 rushing and 100 through the air. Quarterback Kyle Calder completed 8 of 14 pass attempts for the visitors for 100 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted twice. — Ed Russell Senior wide receiver/defensive back Tommy Aldama was the star for Cantwell in the first half, kicking a 30-yard field goal to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Aldama then helped Cantwell hike its lead to 9-0 when he took a punt and raced 79 yards for a touchdown with 2:47 left until halftime. MONTEBELLO — — Junior tailback Michael Medina ran for 102 yards on 15 carries and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday night to lead Cantwell High School to a come-from-behind nonleague victory over visiting Lucerne Valley. Cantwell, 2-4, trailed 10-9 entering the fourth quarter when Medina put it ahead for good with a 4-yard TD run. He climaxed the scoring later in the quarter with a 21-yard run. center_img 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