Rudisha ready for hot 800m

first_imgBEIJING, China:Since beating Botswana’s Nigel Amos to the 800 metres gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Kenyan star David Rudisha has been looking at his rival’s heel whenever they meet.Amos has beaten Rudisha in each of their last six races since the Olympics final, but the world record holder, who admitted that it’s the Botswana youngster who comes into the World Championships as the man to beat, insists that there is no psychological disadvantage despite Amos’ streak of wins over him.The men’s 800m is certainly one of the must-see events in Beijing with Rudisha and Amos providing just two perspectives to a potential thriller that should also include Ayanleh Souleiman, who has also been impressive this season.”I think this rivalry is very good and very healthy. This year in the 800m, nobody is unbeaten so it’s going to be one of the exciting races here, and Amos is the favourite for this World Championships and that will take a bit of pressure off myself but I’m really looking forward to it,” Rudisha told The Gleaner.”He has no psychological advantage over me, though,” he added. “I am tough, psycho-logically. Over the years, I have been building that and I know the reasons why I have been struggling is because I was coming back from the injury. It was a career-threatening injury, so, for me, to be back was a big thing, and now I had to work my way back, I knew there would be challenges.”Glad to be backRudisha says he is happy to be back in Beijing and reported that he has been spending a lot of time in recent weeks doing speed work, which he expects will add to his arsenal, as he looks to wrestle control of the event he once dominated.”I’m happy to be back here in Beijing for these World Championships and I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.”We have been doing good training, I’ve had some good sessions and we were aiming to peak at this time, and I’ve done quite a lot in mileage and the only part that was remaining was speed, and that’s what I have been working on over the past few weeks,” said Rudisha.”The response has been very good, I have been having some impressive sessions and I’m excited about it.”andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Mitchell scores career-high 22, Jazz beat Lakers

first_imgGiles falters again, Astros lose to Dodgers in Game 4 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ricky Rubio scored a season-high 21 points, had seven rebounds and four assists for the Jazz while Derrick Favors had his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.Mitchell’s corner 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining gave the Jazz a 91-79 lead and put the game away.“I thought that we were gritty,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “I like that we shot 31 3s. We had one less turnover than last game, so showed improvement on that.“The game became different when they started switching everything in pick-and-roll. That’s something we need to learn how to attack better. … Guys just have to have courage to drive to the basket. … There were times when we were questioning ourselves in those situations.”Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 16 points and Jordan Clarkson put up 15 off the bench. Ball, the No. 2 overall draft pick, finished with nine points, two rebounds and four assists — the rebounds and assists were season lows.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “We are still trying to find our identity still,” Ball said. “We are trying to run and some of the possessions are getting caught in the half court and we are just standing. So it comes with practice. We have to figure it out in practice and transition to the game.“I think I had nine points, four assists, something like that. It’s not enough.”Utah cruised through the second quarter before the Lakers found some momentum in the third and cut the lead to eight points thanks to nine third-quarter points from Ingram. Mitchell put together one of the best stretches of his young career to push the lead back to 75-64 at the end the quarter. He had an old school three-point play, the monstrous rebound dunk and a 3 from the top of the arc in just over 2 minutes.An 8-2 run to start the fourth quarter cut the Jazz lead to 77-72, but the Lakers were never quite able to get over the hump.“I think the little things hurt us down the stretch,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “They executed a little better than we did down the stretch. They hit that offensive glass, that is a big team.“It wasn’t our guys not fighting. I thought our guys did a good job of fighting they had some big second opportunities that hurt. They made more shots than we did at the end of the day.”TIP-INSLakers: Rookie Kyle Kuzma played his first game back in Salt Lake City after spending three years at the University of Utah. He went to his favorite breakfast spot and saw his former barber before the game. … The Lakers shot 5 for 22 from 3-point range.Jazz: Snyder wants more aggression from Rodney Hood as the team needs his scoring having lost Gordon Hayward and George Hill. Hood had a game-high nine attempts in the first half. … Rudy Gobert had his worst statistical game of the season with six points and eight rebounds.ROUGH FOR ROOKIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentscenter_img The victory broke a two-game losing streak for the Jazz.“I haven’t caught a dunk like that in a long time, so it was kind of crazy,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of surreal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’ve been struggling the last few games offensively. Defensively, I’ve been playing well, but as a young kid, it gets in your head that you’re not scoring that much.”The Jazz jumped out to a 21-7 lead thanks to a 16-3 run highlighted by a floater from Mitchell after he pump-faked Ball and got to his spot with a eurostep. The Lakers, however, hung around throughout the night and made it a game in the fourth quarter, but never led. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ball has started all six games for the Lakers and Mitchell has started three and been the first guard off the bench for the Jazz. Both entered the game struggling with their shot as Ball was shooting 31.3 percent and Mitchell 25.0 percent.Walton talked about the challenges rookies face.“No. 1, the size, strength and quickness of everybody in this league,” Walton said. “No. 2, the 3-point line is further back. Teams scout much more in depth in the NBA. And the schedule is crazy for these guys.“Any rookie that can contribute in the NBA is impressive. … If you’re a rookie and can get anything done at this level consistently, it’s impressive.”UP NEXTLakers: Host Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.Jazz: Host Harrison Barnes and the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) and Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, battle for the ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — His Utah Jazz teammates had been waiting for athletic rookie Donovan Mitchell to show off his explosiveness in a game. They finally got it Saturday night when the No. 12 overall draft pick caught an offensive rebound with one hand, behind his head and slammed it home in the same motion with Lonzo Ball looking up from the ground and the crowd going wild.Mitchell scored a career-high 22 points and the Jazz held on for a 96-81 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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GPSU denies meeting with CreditInfo

first_imgLegal mandate The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Monday denied ever meeting with the management of CreditInfo to discuss subscription matters, which the bureau recently claimed is mandatory for the union.GPSU president, Patrick Yarde, made this disclosure at a recent press briefing at the Union’s headquarters on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown, in the presence of executive members of the GPSU, who also denied ever meeting with CreditInfo to discuss the union’s subscription to the bureau.Credit Info’s Chief Executive Officer, Judy Semple-Joseph“I know (that) I, as a member of the management committee (of the GPSU), have had meetings with CreditInfo, and the money laundering people, and a variety of different things as a member of the credit union management committee,” Yarde said.He added, “As far as my knowledge goes, there may not be a relationship; neither was there any meeting, as far as my knowledge goes.”CreditInfo recently related to media operatives that the bureau has been engaging the GPSU for the past five years, but has not been able to get the union body to come on board as a subscriber of its services.“Section 12 of the Credit Reporting Act of 2010, and the Credit Reporting Amendment Act of 2016, those are the governing pieces of legislation that speak to this specific issue,” CreditInfo’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Judy Semple-Joseph told Guyana Times.She said that, for the past five years, the team has been engaging the GPSU and several other credit unions in efforts to get them on board as subscribers to CreditInfo’s services.“It is absolutely necessary for the larger credit unions to be affiliated with CreditInfo. It is critical, let’s say, for them to be associated. I think their positions will be so much better. They will do much better business, there will be much better financial positions at the end of the day,” the CEO underscored.Semple-Joseph said the agency would be working aggressively to specifically get the GPSU on board.“Even though it is mandated by law, there is a process; and it is quite a task, in some instances, to get institutions to sign on… Even though it’s mandated by law, we still have to engage. It’s our responsibility to show them that it is a mutually beneficial arrangement,” she explained.Semple-Joseph said she understands the system is fairly new to Guyana, but it is nevertheless important.“Even though there is a requirement by law, our policy is not to go with a big stick and say you must do this. We prefer to have you see the benefits and come on board voluntarily… We have engaged the credit union sector. I can tell you that we have engaged every single credit union in the sector. I can tell you that we have targeted our outreach to the National Credit Union League, and through them, we have had innumerable meetings, presentations and engagements with every single credit union in the sector,” David Falkconer, Manager of Sales and Business Development, explained.CreditInfo Guyana is a fairly new initiative, which commenced five years ago locally. Its objective is to collect credit information for the purpose of facilitating access to credit. The credit bureau therefore has information from debtors who use credit cards, or even have a bank loan.A few of the agencies which would have subscribed to CreditInfo, along with all the banks, include the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), Courts Guyana, University of Guyana, and Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), among others.last_img read more

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Supervisors map strategy to tackle problem of gangs

first_img“We don’t have enough prosecutions. You can’t begin to create alternatives until you start prosecuting these gang members for the guns, drugs and all the other crimes. This problem is escalating. We have more gangs operating every single day.” Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke originally brought the motion directing Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen and key department heads to review findings of recent reports by the Advancement Project, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Sheriff Lee Baca. Burke’s motion directs the CAO to collaborate with the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, city officials and think tanks to develop recommendations for a coordinated, multi-jurisdictional approach to dealing with gangs. Baca issued his recommendations Tuesday, noting that half of the county’s gang membership is in the city of L.A. and the other half in the county’s 87 other cities and unincorporated areas. “During the last 10 years in the state of California, 297 souls have been lost to major disasters,” Baca wrote in his report. “By comparison, just in Los Angeles County in the last 10 years, we have lost 5,752 souls to gang violence.” As gang-related crime continues to rise in Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to use several city and county reports to develop a plan to provide relief to communities countywide. The move comes as the Sheriff’s Department reported gang-related crime rose 15 percent from 2001 to 2006 and that gang violence killed 5,752 people in the past decade in L.A. County. The county, considered the epicenter of the nation’s gang problem, has 1,076 documented gangs and 80,757 gang members. “We need to take the crud out of the community first,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “Young people are attracted to gangs because they are allowed to carry out their nonsense without ever being caught. Baca suggested using the same approach as in responding to natural disasters and other major emergencies by creating a Gang Emergency Operations Center under the direction of an executive coordinator. The center would feature a centralized intelligence system and bring together county law enforcement officers with the latest technology to combat gang violence. Baca also recommended officials implement gang intervention programs. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Leicester sack director of football

first_imgLeicester have sacked director of football Terry Robinson following their poor start to the season, but manager Nigel Pearson still retains the faith of the Premier League strugglers.The Foxes find themselves bottom of the Premier League table after an 11 game winless run and five points adrift of Burnley in 17th spot.Robinson was appointed in July last year with a remit “to provide strategic input to the club’s football operations at all levels, driving the consistent implementation of the club’s football philosophy”.The club signed ten players in the summer transfer window but only three – Esteban Cambiasso, Danny Simpson and Ben Hamer – started Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City, and Hamer was only in the side because of injury to first-choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.Leicester have not won since beating Manchester United 5-2 in September and have lost eight of the last nine matches as they plummeted to the bottom of the Premier League.However, despite that alarming downward spiral it is understood Pearson’s job is not in any immediate danger.“Leicester City Football Club has terminated the contract of its director of football, Terry Robinson,” said a statement from the Premier League club.“He departs with immediate effect and with the best wishes of everyone at the football club.“Current academy director Jon Rudkin will assume the responsibilities of director of football.“Jon has been with Leicester City Football Club for 16 years, has headed the club’s academy – recently awarded the Elite Player Performance Plan’s category one status – since 2003 and has an excellent understanding of the club’s footballing philosophy and values.“The owners, directors, management and staff at Leicester City would like to place on record our collective thanks to Terry for his work and contribution, and wish him well in the future.” 1 Leicester sack director of football last_img read more

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Agents search homes, offices of Anna Nicole’s doctors

first_imgEight months and 2,300 miles away from where Anna Nicole Smith died of an overdose, California authorities on Friday raided homes and offices of the doctors who prescribed drugs to the former Playboy Playmate. California Department of Justice agents raided the office of Smith’s psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, and the home and office of Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who prescribed the painkiller methadone to Smith shortly before her death. Authorities did not name the doctors but their attorneys confirmed the searches. Smith died of an accidental drug overdose in February at a Florida hotel. She was 39. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The department began investigating in March because “dangerous drugs … were part of the death of Anna Nicole Smith, and I learned that these were California doctors and California prescriptions,” Attorney General Jerry Brown said at a news conference. “We do know from the public record that there’s someone who’s dead and her body, upon investigation, is full of controlled substances and combinations of drugs that turned out to be illegal,” he said. Searches were carried out in Los Angeles and Orange counties “related to doctors who provided medical treatment or prescribed drugs for Anna Nicole Smith or her associates,” he said. Six locations were raided in Los Angeles County, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Agents have so far reviewed over 100,000 computer images and files, analyzed patient profiles and pharmacy logs, and interviewed witnesses throughout the country and abroad, he said. A call to Eroshevich’s attorney, Gary Lincenberg, was not immediately returned. However, he told KNBC (Channel 4) that the investigation only concerned whether prescriptions to Smith were proper. “This has nothing to do with whether or not Dr. Eroshevich in any way contributed to Anna Nicole Smith’s death,” he said. Ellyn Garafalo, a lawyer for Kapoor, confirmed the doctor’s home and offices were searched but declined to comment further. Howard K. Stern, Smith’s attorney and companion, reportedly was at Eroshevich’s Studio City home when investigators arrived. The psychiatrist had been watching Stern’s dogs while he was away in New York, and he arrived back early Friday, Stern’s attorney Lin Wood told CelebTV.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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All-Antelope Valley: Girls’ basketball

first_imgDAILY NEWS ALL-ANTELOPE VALLEY Bria Fields, Sr., Paraclete, G Brittney Lloyd, Jr., Palmdale, G Jessie Maxted, Sr., Lancaster, F Sattur Potter, Sr., Highland, G Charity Smith, Jr., Palmdale, C160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior guard Andrea Bobic led Golden League runner-up Lancaster High’s girls’ basketball team in almost every statistical category, averaging 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists and four steals. She is an outstanding perimeter shooter who took over games with her offense and was considered among the league’s most fundamentally sound defenders. The four-year starter is the Daily News’ Antelope Valley Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year. Bobic missed most of her sophomore year with a torn ACL, but she came back strong her junior and senior years, leading Lancaster to title contention both years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventShe is one of the Antelope Valley’s top student/athletes, maintaining a 4.2 GPA while taking mostly advanced-placement courses. Her exemplary behavior on and off the court has made her a favorite among Golden League coaches, who voted her league MVP although she did not play on a league championship team. “There isn’t a better kid out there,” Lancaster coach John Gallen said. – Gideon Rubin ——— PLAYER OF THE YEAR Andrea Bobic, Sr., Lancaster, G last_img read more

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Zlatan ‘set to quit’ LA Galaxy already for a team you probably won’t have heard of

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer According to Spanish publication Record, the former Manchester United man is wanted by the club’s billionaire Saudi owner, who is ready to bankroll a huge move.Turki al-Sheikh is a huge fan of the 36-year-old and MLS have reportedly already sanctioned the move.Money is no issue to Pyramids FC, who recently appointed former AC Milan and Brazil shot-stopper Dida as their new goalkeeping coach.Should the deal go through, it would happen at the end of the current MLS season – in December. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Zlatan could be set for one final payday in Egypt center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to quit LA Galaxy for mega-rich Egyptian Premier League side Pyramids FC, according to reports.The charismatic striker has been a revelation in MLS, scoring 16 goals in 21 appearances since his move in March. moving on LATEST REVEALED 1 targets RANKED targets Pyramids FC finished ninth in the Egyptian Premier League last season, way behind Al-Alhy who have won the league an incredible 39 times.The rise to prominence of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Egypt’s qualification to the World Cup over the summer have raised interest levels in the sport, despite their exit at the group stages.last_img read more

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A REAL CASH COW! DONEGAL SOCCER CLUB PULL THE UDDER ONE WITH BIZARRE FUNDRAISER!

first_imgMembers of Rasheney FC.A Donegal soccer club deserve a ‘pat’ on the back for their latest fundraising plan – a cow pat to be exact!Rasheney FC, like many other clubs, know how difficult it is to make ends meet.But they are hoping a local cow, a field and some keen supporters will help them raise the cash. The club, which is based on the Isle of Doagh, are hosting a sports day on July 27th next starting at 2pm.And one of the main attractions is a Cow Drop competition.The aim of the competition os to guess where the designated cow will do its business or ‘Guess Where The Cow S***s’ as the folk in Rasheney put it bluntly.And with 300 squares at €5 each, that’s a lot of cow s*** which could land anywhere. But on the udder hand, it is one way to milk a bit of money for the club.So get mooooving and get your square booked. A REAL CASH COW! DONEGAL SOCCER CLUB PULL THE UDDER ONE WITH BIZARRE FUNDRAISER! was last modified: July 18th, 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) Tags:cowdonegalIsle of DoaghRasheney FClast_img read more

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R1bn investment for PE’s Boardwalk

first_img“Preferential procurement also stands to gain, with the Boardwalk committing to sourcing a minimum of 55% of its goods and services from local suppliers, and 65% from BEE suppliers both locally and nationally,” the statement read. “The majority of this spend will be allocated to ongoing and new community projects for the benefit of black Eastern Cape citizens and will significantly benefit communities in the Eastern Cape province,” the statement read. Contributing taxes, sustaining jobs Emfuleni will also contribute 1% and 3% of its net profit after tax to social investment projects and enterprise development respectively over the 15-year licence period, resulting in an expenditure of some R120-million. Importantly, the renewal of the licence would mean the continuation of the subsidy to the Fish River Sun situated outside Port Alfred, and a capital injection of R30-million, which maintains a significant number of critically needed jobs and supports a number of other businesses in an economically depressed area. According to Sun International, both the Eastern Cape province and the national fiscus stand to benefit materially. “By 2025 an estimated R600-million will be contributed to [the] government by way of taxes, levies and fees, and the Boardwalk is expected to have contributed as much as a cumulative R26-billion to indirect household income,” the company said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Tourism icon Black economic empowerment Other improvements to the centre will include additional retail space, a spa and fitness centre, a spectacular water fountain, and additional parking areas. Emfuleni Resorts, together with its partners Sun International and Zonwabise Resort Holdings, are to invest R1-billion in a new five-star hotel and international standard convention centre, as well as a new casino, at the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth. The investment formed part of a bid to the Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board to have the gambling licence for the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World extended for a further 15 years. At the start of the new licence period, Emfuleni will have an effective black economic empowerment (BEE) shareholding of 52%, with an Eastern Cape-based BEE shareholding of 35.6%. It is projected that through the 15-year life of the casino licence, empowerment shareholders will effectively receive R1.6-billion in dividends. 4 October 2010 According to Sun International, the Boardwalk has become a tourism icon for Nelson Mandela Bay, with over 30-million visitors to date. “It is the second-favourite attraction in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro after the beaches and, over and above its state-of-the-art casino, is a tourism destination for families with its mix of hotels, lakes, shops, restaurants, cinemas, children’s entertainment facilities, festivals and events.” The total number of direct jobs would increase by approximately 480 to around 2 100 once the development was fully completed, while the total number of direct and indirect jobs would almost double from about 4 300 in 2009 to about 8 300 in 2025. last_img read more

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