Uganda’s Nanyondo and Nakaayi blaze into Monday’s 800m WC final

first_imgUganda’s Halimah Nakaayi reacts after the Women’s 800m semi-final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on September 28, 2019. PHOTO AFP 800m Nanyondo 2nd Semi 1, into FINAL Nakaayi wins Semi 3, into FINAL 10,000M women’s FINAL RESULT Stella Chesang Rachael Chebet Juliet ChekwelNext action Monday 9.50pm 3000 M Steeplechase final (Peruth Chemutai) 10.10pm 800 M Final (Nakaayi, Nanyondo)Prizes Finalists win…. $60,000 $30,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000Doha, Qatar | AFP | Ugandan athletics fans will keep their figures crossed in the run-up to Monday’s World Athletics Championships 800 final despite two of their athletes advancing in style Saturday.Winnie Nanyondo (1:59.75) was in charge of her semi-final heat, but seemed to struggle in the last 50 minutes with what looked like a thigh strain. She could face a late fitness test to make Monday’s final.Her colleague Halimah Nakaayi won her semi-heat convincingly in a season best 1:59.35, but images midway the race seemed to show her pushing and shoving in the pack. The incident could be reviewed by the IAAF technical committee on Sunday.The other race of the day involving Ugandans was the women’s 10,000 metres final that was won by Sifan Hassan. She secured her first global outdoor title on Saturday as the Dutch runner won the women’s 10,000 metres in the fastest time this year of 30min 17.62sec in Doha.The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born athlete — who came to the Netherlands aged 15 as a refugee — stormed home clear of former compatriot Letesenbet Gidey who clocked 30:21.23. Agnes Tirop of Kenya took bronze in 30:25.20. Ugandans will not be in action on Sunday, and return Monday night for the 3000m steeplechase final, and the 800m races. This will be followed by the steeplechase on Tuesday.Gold medal favourite  Joshua Cheptegei (left) will run the 10,000m final a week from now, on the final day October 6, a day after Stephen Kiprotich in the marathon.Superb Nakaayi race“The stand-out athlete in the women’s 800m qualifying was Uganda’s small but powerful 24-year-old Halimah Nakaayi,” reported the IAAF website.IAAF.Org described how she ” bundled her way between leaders Eunice Sum of Kenya and Natoya Goule of Jamaica like a latter-day Steve Ovett before surging on to win the last heat in a season’s best of 1:59.35.”“Had Goule not gone on to advance as a non-automatic qualifier, there might have been an appeal but as it was the Ugandan, who had earlier bumped Sum, the 2013 world champion, from behind, advanced without bother.”Ugandan team – Women (10)400 MetresLeni SHIDA800 MetresHalimah NAKAAYIWinnie NANYONDO1500 MetresEsther CHEBETWinnie NANYONDO5000 MetresSarah CHELANGAT10,000 MetresRachael Zena CHEBETJuliet CHEKWELStella CHESANGMarathonLinet Toroitich CHEBET3000 Metres SteeplechasePeruth ChemutaiMen (12)1500 MetresRonald MUSAGALA5000 MetresOscar CHELIMOStephen KISSA10,000 MetresJoshua CHEPTEGEIJacob KIPLIMO 1Abdallah Kibet MANDEMarathonStephen KIPROTICHFred MUSOBOSolomon MUTAI3000 Metres SteeplechaseAlbert CHEMUTAIBenjamin KIPLAGATBoniface Abel SIKOWOShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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US Military Issues Warning After Viral Storm Area 51 Facebook Event

first_imgWhat began as a joke in a viral Facebook event has become no laughing matter to the United States Air Force.Air Force officials issued a warning after the viral Facebook event ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ announced a plan to raid the Air Force base in Nevada known as Area 51 which has been linked to UFO and alien conspiracies for years.“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” a spokeswoman told The Washington Post. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”There has been renewed interest in the area since it was revealed that the U.S. military had spent 22 million dollars to research UFO sightings, according to reports. More than 1 million people have signed up for the event set for late September.The post declares, “we can move faster than their bullets; let’s see them aliens.”However, the creator of the Facebook event insists it was all a joke for the internet.“P.S. Hello U.S. government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet,” said Jackson Barnes.The post has become an internet sensation inspiring jokes and memes on popular social media sites, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.last_img read more

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Inside Conditions…Power play

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEPittsburgh Power:The Pittsburgh Power (3-12) fell to the Cleveland Gladiators (3-12), 71-58, at Quicken Loans Arena. Hey there ladies and gents. I think it is a disservice to Lake Erie to define Cleveland, as the “mistake by the lake;” because simply stated Cleveland is just a “mistake,” period…First and foremost it took me exactly one hour to get the right directions to the press box “after” I arrived at the Quicken Loans Arena to cover the game. Now I understand why LeBron James bailed from the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is also equally amazing at how two people can observe the same event and come up with a totally different conclusion. Arena Football League referee Larry Smith who was compelled to enforce a minimum of three totally bogus pass interference calls that were levied against the Pittsburgh Power appeared as if he had just eaten some tainted sushi hooked straight from the bowels of Lake Erie as he looked up at the replays shown on the big screen. He looked like the cat that swallowed the proverbial canary.These “neurologists” that police the game all obviously had a different, no flawed sightline and an opposite viewpoint in regards to their analysis as related to calling the game. There was also terrible clock management by Pittsburgh Power Head Coach Derek Stingley and his coaching staff at the end of the first half. Coach Stingley’s demeanor impresses me.However his coaching skills and insight in my opinion may come up just a bit short. The only “joy” for Pittsburgh was that Power wide receiver Mike “the joystick” Washington continues to play lights out football. Although small in stature Washington has a huge heart especially when traveling across the middle. I am confident that if the NFL doesn’t snatch him up, the Canadian Football League probably will. Final notes: I also bumped into Dr. Sharon McDaniel, President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of A Second Chance Inc. for two weeks in a row attending the Power games. Okay I don’t want you ladies to unleash the “green monster” but the “joystick” also serves as the personal trainer to Dr. McDaniel; in my opinion she is one of the real life heroine’s of urban foster care in America.Win the games that you are supposed to win. The Pirates should be encouraged by the effort of A.J. Burnett who started against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday at Wrigley Field his first outing after returning from the DL. However all did not end well for the Bucs’ because they fell to the Cubs after Dioner Navarro’s sacrifice fly scored Anthony Rizzo in the 11th inning and gave the Cubs a 4-3 victory. The result sent the Pirates (53-34) into a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central Division. As of Sunday, the Cubs continued to remain 14.5 games behind the Pirates and the Cardinals insofar as their division is concerned. The Pirates must learn to display that “killer” instinct in order to get and preserve a playoff spot. It is not supposed to be a struggle to defeat a team that for all intents and purposes may be already looking toward 2013.last_img read more

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BURTONPORT FIGHTER JOSEPH DUFFY SIGNS SENSATIONAL DEAL WITH UFC

first_imgJoseph Duffy has penned a sensational deal with the UFC.Burtonport’s MMA fighter Joseph Duffy has penned a sensational deal to join the UFC.Duffy is the last man to beat current UFC poster-boy Conor ‘Notorious’ McGregor and he also inflicted defeat on Ireland’s other UFC star Norman Parke.Duffy only returned to Cage Warriors in August having become disillusioned with the sport in 2011. Duffy tried his hand at professional boxing and had a perfect record of 7-0, before being enticed back into MMA by Cage Warriors who offered him a lucrative six-fight contract.Duffy’s return to Cage Warriors was welcomed by MMA fans who were massive supporters of the explosive Duffy in his formative years in the sport.It was hoped that if Duffy could be successful in Cage Warriors he could use it as a stepping stone to break into the UFC market.However, nobody could’ve have expected that after just SIX months back, Duffy has earned himself a sensational deal. Stunning victories over Damien Lapilus last August at Cage Warriors 70 in Dublin, before stopping Julien Boussuge with a spectacular KO at Cage Warriors 74 in London in November ensured Duffy attracted attention. .UFC officials have been in negotiations with Cage Warriors for quite a while about securing the signature of Duffy, who they expect to be a valuable commodity in the growing Irish MMA market.Duffy’s signature now increases the Irish presence in the UFC, it’s reported the Burtonport man penned a lucrative contract with UFC officials who negotiated the deal.The UFC hope to give Duffy his debut in the octagon in March or April. No further details are available just yet, but all we know for now is that it can’t come quick enough. BURTONPORT FIGHTER JOSEPH DUFFY SIGNS SENSATIONAL DEAL WITH UFC was last modified: January 7th, 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:burtonportcontractHome-page SportJoseph DuffyMMAnewsUFClast_img read more

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QPR v Watford player ratings

first_imgSee also:Austin nets winner as QPR seal play-off spotQPR’s Bond plays down Austin injury fearsQPR 2-1 Watford: Highlights of Rangers’ Easter Monday victoryQPR need key players to ‘turn up’ – GreenTwo more goals for QPR striker JohnsonMbia would have been a ‘force’ – RedknappRangers duo fit despite injury scaresRangers boss faces decision on DunneFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Sharks’ adjustment on power play has paid dividends

first_imgCHICAGO — The Sharks hope they’ve found the right formula for greater success on their power play, and it partly involves splitting up the two most valuable members of the man advantage units.After starting the season 0-for-15 through three-plus games, the Sharks have converted on three of their last five power play chances, including going 2-for-3 in Thursday’s 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.In the first period, Kevin Labanc scored at the 11:30 mark from a sharp angle and Patrick …last_img read more

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Crows and Apes Related by Convergent Evolution

first_imgScientists have noticed that crows have some of the same tool-making skills as apes, and in fact, are even better tool makers.  How could such vastly different animals show such similar mental skills?  Science1 explains this as another example of convergent evolution:Discussions of the evolution of intelligence have focused on monkeys and apes because of their close evolutionary relationship to humans.  Other large-brained social animals, such as corvids [crows and ravens], also understand their physical and social worlds.  Here we review recent studies of tool manufacture, mental time travel, and social cognition in corvids, and suggest that complex cognition depends on a “tool kit” consisting of causal reasoning, flexibility, imagination, and prospection.  Because corvids and apes share these cognitive tools, we argue that complex cognitive abilities evolved multiple times in distantly related species with vastly different brain structures in order to solve similar socioecological problems.Yet that poses a conundrum; how could a crow or an ape evolve a cognitive toolkit without having the reasoning ability to decide they needed the toolkit to solve socioecological problems?  The evolutionary jargon is sufficient explanation for these evolutionists: “cognition in corvids and apes must have evolved through a process of divergent brain evolution with convergent mental evolution.”    See also the report on National Geographic News, which says crows rival many nonhuman primates in intelligence.  James Owen concludes, “If we’re as smart as we think we are, perhaps we need to keep an even closer eye on those clever old crows.”  A picture of crows perched happily on the arms of a scarecrow comes to mind….1Nathan J. Emery and Nicola S. Clayton, “The Mentality of Crows: Convergent Evolution of Intelligence in Corvids and Apes,” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5703, 1903-1907, 10 December 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1098410].How this kind of nonsense makes it past peer review is a study in the devolution of intelligence.  They just make up phrases out of Darwin Silly Putty and call it an answer; “divergent evolution” and “convergent evolution.”  That explains everything.  How many million mutations had to converge for this trick?  The authors show good flexibility, imagination and prospection, but need to evolve some better causal reasoning.(Visited 79 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Kudos for African craft merchant

first_img27 November 2003Hannafrica, an online catalogue business, has tapped into the West’s insatiable appetite for African crafts to become a South African export success story.The company, which started operations in 2000, exports upmarket African furniture and merchandise, and has helped to pave the way for small South African businesses get their products to overseas markets.Jewellers, artists, furniture manufacturers and craft makers have all benefited from selling their goods through Hannafrica.The big breakthrough for owner Greg Hanna came when he secured a contract to supply Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom lodge and a 1 300-room hotel in the United States.But it was no easy task. Hanna had to make numerous trips to the US to convince Disney that they could do the job. “At first they did not believe a little country in Africa could deliver,” Hanna told The South African Exporter.Now, Disney is looking to acquire a new range of products offered by Hannafrica, and the company is reportedly also starting to work with Disney on a big jewellery project.The company is also looking to expand into the interior design market in the US, and hopes to start selling its products in the Middle East and Japan.As Hanna told the Sunday Times: “With Japan being the world’s second-biggest economy, this is definitely a market we will break into over time.”Hannafrica has notched up numerous awards along the way. The company recently won the Gauteng 2003 Exporter of the Year award. It has also won a President’s Award for the most successful new entry in the export market.Says Hanna: “We have the creativity and passion to continue creating exciting and fresh product for export.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Pork Checkoff submits comments on 2015 Dietary Guidelines

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Pork Checkoff has submitted a second round of comments to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture supporting the role of lean meat in a healthy diet. The comments include research not previously considered in an earlier report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). This group will recommend new dietary guidelines for the American public. The new guidelines, revised every five years, are scheduled to go into effect early next year.“The National Pork Board supports the recommendations in the previous dietary guidelines for the consumption of lean meat and protein foods,” said Adria Sheil-Brown, manager of nutrition communication and research with the National Pork Board.Those recommendations are based on the published science and focused on the benefits of choosing a variety of nutrient-rich foods.“Americans will enjoy better health through more frequent selection of naturally nutrient-rich foods, including lean meat,” she said.Consumption data show that nutrient-rich meats are not overconsumed in the average American diet.“In fact, more than 60% of the U.S. population is consuming the Protein Food Group at or below the recommended intake levels and low intake of protein remains a special concern among older adults, according to the technical report,” Sheil-Brown said.The Pork Checkoff’s comments included details that research has shown how lean meat, including pork, plays an important role in many aspects of a healthy diet:• Iron — Iron is under-consumed by adolescent and premenopausal females, including women who are pregnant. The 2015 DGAC recommends adolescent and premenopausal females increase consumption of foods rich in iron. Heme iron is only found in meat and is more available than the non-heme iron from plant sources. Data indicate that heme iron is absorbed by the body at levels ranging from 15 to 35% while iron from plants (non-heme) is absorbed at levels ranging from only 2 to 20%. A three-ounce serving of pork tenderloin delivers 5% of the daily value (DV) of heme iron.• Potassium — Few Americans consume potassium in amounts equal to or greater than the adequate intake level, yet there are a number of health benefits from dietary potassium including its effect on blood pressure. A three-ounce serving of pork tenderloin is a “good” source as it delivers 10% of the DV of potassium.• Vitamin B-12 — Lean meat is also an important source of vitamin B-12, a micronutrient not found in plant-based foods. As the dietary research scenarios within the DGAC technical report note, generally when animal foods were replaced in various ways with plant foods, the research indicated “micronutrient intake was generally similar with the exception of a drop in vitamin B12.” A three-ounce serving of pork tenderloin delivers 8% of the DV of vitamin B-12.Sheil-Brown says that lean-protein benefits have been linked to better body weight management, positive impacts on cardiovascular disease, lowered hypertension in adults and positive effects in controlling type 2 diabetes.last_img read more

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Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals after loss to Goffin

first_imgRafael Nadal of Spain returns to David Goffin of Belgium during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — Rafael Nadal will have to wait another year to win the ATP Finals.The world No. 1 withdrew from the elite, season-ending tournament after losing his opening match to David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday at the O2 Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters at the quarterfinal stage 10 days ago and admitted ahead of the ATP Finals on the indoor hard-court he struggles on, that his knees, which have caused him trouble throughout his career, were still “not perfect.”Despite having qualified 13 consecutive times for the ATP Finals, only eight of which he’s been fit enough to compete in, Nadal has never won the event. Spain will still be represented, as Nadal will be replaced by U.S. Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“My season is finished,” Nadal said. “Yeah, I had the commitment with the event, with the city, with myself. I tried hard. I did the thing that I had to do to try to be ready to play. I tried, but seriously was miracle to be very close in the score during the match.”After two breaks of serve each, Goffin claimed an ugly opening set via a tiebreak and was on the verge of victory in the second, but Nadal’s fighting spirit saved four match points to force another tiebreaker and draw level. Nadal’s exit simplifies Federer’s path to a seventh ATP Finals title. The winner of 2017′s other two Grand Slams returns to action against Alexander Zverev on Tuesday after defeating Jack Sock on Sunday.Making his debut at the ATP Finals earlier, Grigor Dimitrov withstood a comeback attempt from Dominic Thiem and held on for a 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 victory.The sixth-ranked Dimitrov maintained his focus despite being narrowly denied a chance to serve out the match in the second set, and then being broken at his first chance in the third.“Every year you learn more about yourself, about the game, about the players,” Dimitrov said. “I’ve done also a lot of work on and off the court. It’s finally starting to kind of, like, come together.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA However, the third set proved a step too far for the 16-time Grand Slam champion, who began to struggle with his movement and was in visible pain. Goffin secured a double break to be 4-1, but Nadal rallied once more. He could retrieve only one of the breaks.“It was tough even if he was not moving 100 percent,” Goffin said. “He was hitting the ball really hard. It’s never easy to finish a match, to finish a set against him. Even if I lost four match points in the second, I had no regret. I kept going in the third.”Nadal ominously waved goodbye as he left the court, bringing to an end another auspicious season. He won his 10th French Open in June, added a third U.S. Open in September and, at 31, became the oldest man to end the year atop of the rankings.With the Australian Open still over two months away, Nadal was confident playing in London wouldn’t have done any lasting damage.“The good thing is (this injury is) nothing new,” Nadal said. “Everybody of my team, we have the right experience on this thing. We hope to manage it well, to have the right rest, the right work, and try to be ready for the beginning of the next season.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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