Beijing Blast II

first_imgStates. However, it was Shubenkov’s event to win as the Russian was flawless en route to victory.Omar McLeod, who wound up sixth in 13.18, is a promising prospect in the hurdles and should take heart that he would have learnt some significant lessons in Beijing, which should bode well for the future.Janieve Russell is another promising prospect for Jamaica. The quarter-mile hurdler entered the final with the more accomplished Kaliese Spencer expected to challenge for the title. This was not to be, but Russell, running blindly from the outside, delivered brilliantly to finish just outside the medals for a fourth place with a big PB of 54.64.Kimberley Williams (season’s best) 14.55-metre and Fredrick Dacres – 64.22m represented well in the triple jump for women and the discus throw for men, respectively. Their efforts placed them at fifth and seventh in the world; no mean feat!Kudos to O’Dayne Richards for delivering bronze in the men’s shot put. It is projected that his trophy cupboard will fill up pretty quickly and that 22 metres will come by next season. Anticipate great things come Rio 2016.FastestRusheen McDonald became the fastest Jamaican of all time in the 400m. He started things off by going sub-44 seconds in the heats on the second morning of competition, leading off the greatest first round in the history of men’s one-lap racing, in a new national record of 43.93.While Peter Matthews, McDonald and Javon Francis did not advance beyond the semi-final round, the male quarter-milers showed that they are on the upsurge. But once again, in the closing event of the IAAF World Championships, the men’s 4x400m relay, Javon ‘Donkeyman’ Francis was called to produce a heroic performance.He duly obliged for his country and did not disappoint spectators, as this time around he produced the performance of the final day in a battle that kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very last fractions of the race.With the USA’s LaShawn Merritt and Trinidad and Tobago’s World Junior champion, Machel Cedenio, combating for the lead, Francis, who received the baton in fifth place, overtook the more fancied athletes and kept going. Victory would give Jamaica a clean sweep of the relays, a feat which the nation has never achieved in spite of its illustrious track and field heritage.While the mission was not fully accomplished, Francis, who became known as a national “brave man” in Moscow two years ago when still a teenager, he split 44.00 as an anchor to bring his country the silver medal. This time, he couldn’t maintain his surge and as the leading sprinters entered the home stretch he started to fade.Francis, whose 43.52 split was the fastest of the championships, fought like no other Jamaican, and won the hearts of the Chinese spectators, only to be edged for the bronze by Great Britain’s team captain Martyn Rooney.The Jamaican and the Briton simultaneously leaned for the line, both teams given the time of 2:58.51, but Rooney was adjudged to be just ahead on the photo finish, winning the bronze by four-thousandth of a second.last_img read more

Former coach slams T&T’s football programme

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Recently sacked Trinidad and Tobago head coach, Stephen Hart, says the national programme is badly in need of an administrative upgrade and believes any success the national side achieves will be as a result of “luck”. In his parting shots after being fired last week, the 56-year-old pointed to several areas in the programme which he said needed a more professional approach. “I think Trinidad football needs to become way more professional in everything that surrounds the team – from a scientific point of view, from a travel point of view, from a logistics point of view, and just basic planning and funding,” Hart told C Sports Live. Hart led T&T for 31/2 years, but his tenure ended after the side lost both their opening games of the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup earlier this month. They opened their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium here before losing 3-1 to Honduras at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula a few days later on November 15. The results left them one from bottom of the six-team group but Hart said he had been confident T&T could turn around their form. “They (football association) were not happy with the two World Cup results, and even though I had confidence that the players on this team, and with the injection of maybe a few new players, … had the capability to turn it around, the association did not see it that way.” Hart enjoyed several high points during his time in charge of T&T. He twice led them to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and also guided them into the final of the 2014 Caribbean Cup before losing to Jamaica. Under Hart, T&T enjoyed a good run in the recent semi-finals of the World Cup qualifiers when they lost just once in finishing second in Group C to United States, in progressing to the final round.last_img read more

Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all battling to sign £15m Croatian star

first_img1 Bayern Munich and Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.The Croatian is currently on loan at the San Siro from Dinamo Zagreb but his move will be made permanent in the summer.And when it does, Inter are ready to instantly cash in on the 23-year-old in a bid to help the club’s financial situation.Arsenal had been seen as frontrunners for Brozovic and an offer of around £15m was set to be made by the Gunners.But, according to Tuttosport, Bayern and Chelsea have now joined the battle for the central midfielder.As a result, Inter are preparing to bump up Brozovic’s price tag to around £20m, in an attempt to see who really wants to land the Croatian international this summer. Marcelo Brozovic in action for Inter Milan last_img

HURLING: DONEGAL’S LATE RALLY SEES NICKY RACKARD WIN OVER ROSCOMMON

first_imgROSCOMMON 0-16, DONEGAL 1-16 THE bookies had made hosts Roscommon 4/9 favourites in Athleague – and were way off as Donegal rallied late to win.Gerry Fallon converted six frees in the first half and Micheál Kelly hit two long-range points from play to help Roscommon – with the wind behind them – lead by 0-10 to 0-7 at half-time.But Donegal came out fighting for the second half and a goal from Seán McVeigh tied the match at 1-9 to 0-12. Roscommon came back again but Donegal looked hungrier and fitter than their hosts and once they took the lead with 15 minutes left they never looked back as Danny Cullen, Ciaran Matthewson and Jamesie Donnelly all hit scores. HURLING: DONEGAL’S LATE RALLY SEES NICKY RACKARD WIN OVER ROSCOMMON was last modified: May 12th, 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:HURLING: DONEGAL’S LATE RALLY SEES NICKY RACKARD WIN OVER ROSCOMMONlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: DONAL CURRAN NAMED CLOUGHANEELY RESERVE MANAGER

first_img***Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta***Tá an fhoireann tacaíochta ag imirt in éadan na nDúnaibh i gComórtas Peile na Gaeltachta ar an tSatharn seo 20ú Feabhra ar 2:00 i.n. sna Dúnaibh. Reserves will play away to Downings this Saturday, 20th February, at 2:00 pm, in the prelimary round of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta.***Reserve Team Manager***Congratulations to Donal Curran who has been re-appointed as the Reserve team manager for 2016! We wish him and his team the best of luck!***Reminder: Club Membership*** Beidh an oíche dheireannach le clárú mar bhall den chlub ann ar an Aoine 19ú Feabhra ó 7:00 go 8:30 i.n sa chlubtheach.For those who wish to pay club membership, we are holding one final registration night onFriday 19th February at the clubhouse.The cost of adult club membership for 2016 is €30, underage membership is €10.Payments for entry into the 100 club is also now being accepted – the cost is €240 and can be paid in instalments or direct debit! Club membership is included for 100 club members. Prize money totals €1000 monthly: one €500 winner and 5 €100 winners each month.***Gym Information***The Gym at our clubhouse is available for use to all members of the public once they have paid Gym membership.The gym is STRICTLY for the use of paid gym members only.Adult membership is priced at: €150 for 12 months, 6 month =€80, 3 month =€55Excellent membership rates are also available for minors and college students. Please contact Declan McGarvey tel: 086-100 9467 for further information on the Gym and on membership rates.Gym opening times are as follows:Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pmSaturday: 9:00 pm – 12:00 noon. ***PLEASE NOTE ON MON/WED/FRI FROM 5:30-7:00 IS STRICTLY FOR LADIES ONLY******Please also take a look at DMG Fitness facebook page for various classes being run at the club house!GAA NEWS: DONAL CURRAN NAMED CLOUGHANEELY RESERVE MANAGER was last modified: February 16th, 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:CloughaneelyDonal CurranGAASportlast_img read more

NAOMH CONAILL APPEAL FAILS AS COUNTY FINAL GOES AHEAD AS SCHEDULED

first_imgNaomh Conaill have failed in their appeal to the Ulster Council to have their semi-final against Glenswilly brought to a replay.It is understood the Glenties club were told they have no further gorunds for appeal.It is no understood that the final between Glenswilly and St Eunan’s will go ahead as scheduled for 4pm in MacCumhaill Park. However, Glenswilly will be without influential captain Caolan Kelly who last night failed in his appeal to have his red card picked up in the semi-final turned over.NAOMH CONAILL APPEAL FAILS AS COUNTY FINAL GOES AHEAD AS SCHEDULED was last modified: November 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CRAZED MOTORIST ARRESTED AFTER DRAMATIC CHASE

first_imgThe joint checkpoint at Bridgend earlier todayQUICK-thinking Gardaí have arrested a car thief after a dramatic chase.The incident in Inishowen took place just an hour before Gardaí and the PSNI carried out a cross-Border check for drink-drivers.Shocked patrol officers spotted a car driving dangerously near Callaghan’s Motorway Stores in Burt. The motorist was performing doughnuts in the centre of the busy Letterkenny to Derry road, forcing other road users to stop.A chase began and Gardaí managed to arrest the driver.The car had been reported stolen overnight in Letterkenny.The suspect is in Garda custody being questioned about dangerous driving. One shocked eye-witness told Donegal Daily: “It was complete madness; I’ve never seen anything like that before – the man was going crazy in the middle of the road.“He could have killed someone, there’s no doubt about that. It was crazy.”Meanwhile the PSNI and Gardaí carried out breath tests on motorists at Bridgend as part of the crackdown on dangerous driving his Christmas.However Traffic Corps Inpsector Michael Harrison said they were also focusing on a number of serious issues which are causing deaths and serious injuries on our roads.“There is still a serious issue with motorists not wearing seat belts and it is something we are struggling to understand,” said Inspector Harrison. “We have had an incident in recent days were a motorist has suffered life-changing injuries because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.“There is a growing issue with distraction driving, motorists driving while using mobile phones and driving whilst tired is a huge factor in many incidents.“With our colleagues in the PSNI we are determined to help make our roads safer for all of us, not just at Christmas but all year round.”CRAZED MOTORIST ARRESTED AFTER DRAMATIC CHASE was last modified: December 17th, 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:arrestBURTcarchaseFahanGardaiInishowenthieflast_img read more

Gardaí warn students to beware of rental scams

first_imgGardaí are advising people to be wary of rental scams, particularly at this time of year when students are returning to college. While rental scams occur throughout the year there is a spike due to a new generation of 3rd level students seeking accommodation.The scams fall into three broad categories; (1) the scammer claims to be out of the country and can’t show you the property and requests a deposit, (2) the scammer is living at the property and shows a number of people around, gets a deposit from several people and disappears with the money; and (3) the transaction appears normal until the renter finds that the keys don’t work and the landlord has disappeared. Therefore people need to establish that the house exists and that is available for rent and the· identity of landlord /agent & is he/she authorised to rent the property.Ideally only do business with established bon-fide rental agencies.Always meet a prospective landlord in the accommodation to be rented.Ask for identification, a driver’s licence or Photo identification of landlord or letting agent. etc. (Take a photo of the document on your phone)Pay the deposit to the Landlord and not the persons leaving the property/ courier other person.Use cheques or bank drafts to pay the deposit and keep copies of receipts of payments and any correspondence.Ensure keys fit, open door lock and sign rental contract, prior to payment of deposit.The Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) rent index provides students with important benchmark information and is an authoritative guide as to the actual rents being charged by landlords adjacent to all Universities, ITs and other Third Level colleges.www.rtb.ie. Caution is advised if the rent sounds too good to be true.Gardaí warn students to beware of rental scams was last modified: August 8th, 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)last_img read more

Man (60) rescued after suffering fall on rocky shore

first_imgKillybegs Coast Guard were tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to assist in the rescue of a man who suffered a fall in South Donegal on Wednesday afternoon.The National Ambulance Service requested assistance from the Coast Guard during the rescue operation on Dunkineely beach, at the end of St. John’s Point, as the spot where the fall occurred was highly inaccessible for the ambulance crew.The man (60) sustained injuries to his hip and leg, along with a possible broken ankle when he fell along the rocky shoreline. A spokesperson for Malin Head Coast Guard tells Donegal Daily that it took just fifteen minutes for the Coast Guard to rescue the man.Following the rescue, the man was then promptly taken to hospital for further medical attention.Man (60) rescued after suffering fall on rocky shore was last modified: February 25th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:fallKillybegs Coast GuardMalin Head coastguardnational ambulance servicerescuelast_img read more

2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Check out Day 1 of the I-71 leg of the TourPutnam CountyCorn Summary: The field had very small diameter stalks and could have problems in the wind. Yield looks like 100 bushels per acre. There was tip-back, aborted ears, smut, GLS and signs of very dry conditions.Soybean Summary: The beans were 32 inches tall and the plants had aborted a few pods. The plants still had many pods and there is average yield potential if they can keep getting more rain. There was a little Septoria.Putnam Co.CornPutnam Co. CornPutnam Co. beansPutnam Co. beans Van Wert CountyCorn Summary: This stand was thin at a 25,000 population and a 110-yield average. There was some limited GLS and it didn’t look bad for as little rain as it had gotten. It was planted April 27 right before a big rain and extended cold weather, which really hurt the stand.Soybean Summary: The canopy was at 33 inches and the first node was at four inches. There was no disease and light bean leaf beetle feeding. There were two to three beans per pod in early pod fill. This field is at least fair with more potential with additional rains.Van Wert Co. cornVan Wert Co. cornVan Wert Co. soybeansVan Wert Co. beans Paulding CountyCorn Summary: This field will yield around 149. The ears were large but the stand was extremely variable with a population of 26,000 or so. The confidence in the estimate may be high though due to variable stands outside of the check area. We found tassel ear in the field and it was planted late, still pollinating.Soybean Summary: There was some insect feeding and the canopy was short at 25 inches. It was podded well but yield is average in this field. We found what may be sudden death syndrome in small areas.Paulding Co. cornPaulding Co. cornPaulding Co. beansPaulding Co. beansDefiance CountyCorn Summary: There was a population of 32,000 with some denitrification due to dry conditions. You could see the crack from the knife when they put on anhydrous. The ground never closed back up. It was planted between May 22 and May 29. It had a yield of 130. There was no real disease pressure.Soybean Summary: There was a canopy height of 32 inches with a node height of 4.5 inches. There was no disease pressure and light bean leaf beetle feeding. There were many two or three bean pods with a fair overall rating and great weed control.Defiance Co. cornDefiance Co. CornDefiance Co. beansDefiance Co. beansHardin County Corn Summary: Planted on May 9 looks like around 150 bushels at a population of 34,000. A little GLS but not enough to spray. Stalk strength looks good but fired up three to four collars,  though not past the ear. The stand looks good but tipped back ears from the hot and dry conditions, maybe 20 bushels worth.Bean Summary: Population around 130,000 and canopy at 40 inches or so the pods were three inches apart with many thee-bean pods and no disease. We saw a lot of hovering flies and a few Japanese beetles, but nothing serious. Good yield potential, maybe in the 50s with the nice recent  rain.Hardin Co. cornHardin Co. Corn fired up from dry conditions.Hardin Co. beansHardin Co. Beans Allen CountyCorn Summary: The population was 24,000 with a yield around 136 for the April 27 planted corn. There was very little disease, if any. The field struggled with emergence early. It was moderately dry here with 6 inches in June and 1.5 inches in July. It just got a nice rain.Soybean Summary: This gravel underlay farm has a 125,000 population with 34 inches on the consistent canopy height. The node height was 3.5 inches and many three and four bean pods. No disease and light insect pressure. They were planted May 23 with average to good yield potential.Allen Co. cornAllen Co. cornAllen Co. BeansAllen Co. soybeans Hancock CountyCorn Summary: This field had 140 bushels per acre with heavy GLS. Half the field looks good and half looks bad. It was planted May 16 and suffered some denitrification with some smut and drought stress. The plants had cannibalized themselves in some parts of the fields with a population of 33,000 or 34,000.Soybean Summary: Canopy highest was at 30 inches with low disease pressure and a little insect feeding. There were several Japanese beetles making babies. Pods were filling with fair yield potential for this field. This was one of the cleaner fields in terms of weed pressure.Hancock Co. cornHancock Co. cornHancock Co. soybeansHancock Co. soybeans Seneca CountyCorn Summary: This field was planted May 23 and suffered from drought. The population is 33,000 and has good ear fill with no disease. The stalk quality is still good and the yield is 140.Soybean Summary: The canopy is at 31 inches and it is a clean field. There is maybe a little mold developing and really no insect pressure. It has been dry here but there was a nice rain recently. There is pretty decent yield potential in this field. Seneca Co. cornThe dry ares of the field show from above in this Seneca Co. corn.Seneca Co. cornThere was some mold growing in the Seneca Co. bean field after the recent rains.Wood CountyCorn Summary: The field was at 34,000 population with a yield at 152 planted May 19. It had the least denitrification of a field we have been in so far. There was significant tip-back and a little green snap in the field from some wind early in the season. Minimal GLS and little insect feeding.Soybean Summary: We saw 38 inches tall for the canopy and 3.5 inches on the node height. We had three bean pods with a few bean leaf beetles. Not much disease in these 7.5-inch row beans. The field was clean with a fair yield potential in the low 40s.Wood Co. cornGreen snap in Wood Co. cornWood Co. BeansWood Co. Beans Henry CountyCorn Summary: There was a 28,000 population with no disease, no insects and good ear fill. There was quite a bit of ear size variability with a yield of 146 bushels. It was planted May 22.Soybean Summary: This was the tallest canopy of the day so far at close to 40 inches. Very healthy with good pod set and still blooming in the very good to excellent yield potential field.Henry Co. CornHenry Co. CornHenry Co. BeansHenry Co. beans Fulton CountyCorn Summary: We saw a yield of 146. It was a replant situation and the replant was not going to make anything. There was not a lot of drought stress but we saw a major insect issue with western bean cutworm in two of the six Bt corn ears we pulled. The population was 33,000 and it was planted in April and replanted the end of May.Soybean Summary: We had a canopy height that averaged 38 inches with a first node around three inches. There was no disease or insect pressure with many three-bean pods. There were many pods with good yield potential.Fulton Co. Corn with Western Bean Cutworm damageWestern bean cutworm cause damage in two of the six ears pulled in Fulton Co.Fulton Co. beansFulton Co. beans Williams CountyCorn Summary: This was a good stand but a low population of 27,000. There was no disease or insect pressure, though there was one ear with zipper ear and a little tip-back. The kernel depth was excellent with an average yield of 195 bushels in by far the best corn we have seen. It was planted May 20 with multi-hybrid and variable rate.Soybean Summary: The canopy was at 38 inches, the tallest we have seen. They were still blooming and pods were still forming. There was a fungicide application and no diseases or insects present.Williams Co. cornWilliams Co. cornWilliams Co. BeansWilliams Co. Beanslast_img read more