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Blake ready to take baton from Bolt

first_img “It is my position to take over, so I have to, and I am definitely confident I can do that,” confirmed the 27-year-old athlete. Blake is a training partner of eight-time-Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt. Blake, meanwhile, is already looking forward to represent Jamaica at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas in April. He notes that he is happy with changes to his technique, made by coach Glen Mills. “World Relays is definitely on. I love the Relays and I love the atmosphere … I love the relays and I am just looking to keep Jamaica on top,” he explained. “Give God thanks, the preparation has been coming on fine; coach Mills has changed up a lot in my training and I am feeling excellent,” continued Blake. While Blake refused to go into details about the things his coach changed in his technique, he says he is ready to run. “All I will say is that I am running more upright now and I am feeling good. I am feeling brand new,” he explained. Blake added that his leg feels rehabilitated after injuries: “I don’t even know I have legs; they are feeling fine, and as you can see, I am running well.” CONFIDENT IN SELF Yohan Blake, the 2011 World 100m champion, remains happy with his pre-season progress so far, noting confidence in his ability to successfully replace Usain Bolt as Jamaica’s leading male sprinter. The Racers Track Club athlete anchored his team to a comfortable world-leading 38.59 seconds to win the men’s 4x100m relay at last Saturdays’ 41st staging of the Puma Gibson McCook Relays, at the National Stadium. Following Saturday’s win, he told The Gleaner that he is ready to be Racers’ leading athlete after Bolt’s expected retirement from the sport at the London World Championships, this year. “Confidence? My confidence is back; I am running and feeling healthy, so it is great. Yes, definitely, I am the man to take over when Usain will leave,” he responded in an interview. According to Blake, he is comfortable and ready to run.last_img read more

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South Korea defender scores 2 own goals in loss to Russia

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments DAY6 is for everybody Russia’s Fyodor Smolov, third from left, celebrates after scoring a goal during the international friendly soccer match between Russia and South Korea in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW — South Korea defender Kim Ju-young conceded two own goals in three minutes as his team lost to Russia 4-2 in a friendly on Saturday.Kim turned the ball into his own net at a corner in the 55th minute to go 2-0 down, and seconds after the restart, he tried to cut out a pass from Alexander Yerokhin on the edge of the box, but it bounced off his foot and rolled into the bottom-right corner, leaving the goalkeeper stranded.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pingoy downplays record-setting performance in win over FEU LATEST STORIES Despite his double gift, Kim played the full 90 minutes.For Russia, it was a morale-boosting first international game since its disappointing Confederations Cup group-stage exit, while South Korea has gone five games without a win despite having qualified last month for next year’s World Cup in Russia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFyodor Smolov gave the hosts the lead in the 45th when he headed an Alexander Samedov corner off the ground and in. Alexei Miranchuk made it 4-0 on a rebound.Kwon Kyung-won scored with a header on his international debut in the 87th and Ji Dong-won added another consolation goal in stoppage time.last_img read more

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Nets end 8-game skid by edging Raptors in OT

first_imgBrooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) fouls Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points, including six in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Friday night.Brooklyn picked the most unlikely way to end its skid, snapping a 12-game slide against Toronto with its first victory over the Raptors since April 3, 2015.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UP NEXTRaptors: Host Milwaukee on Sunday night.Nets: Visit New York on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Jarrett Allen made the go-ahead basket for the Nets with a little more than a minute left, their only basket in overtime not made by Russell.Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points for the Raptors, but Toronto couldn’t get a look for him on its final possession and had to settle for Fred VanVleet’s 3-pointer that just missed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSpencer Dinwiddie scored 17 points for Brooklyn.Jonas Valanciunas added 24 points for the Raptors. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Wave of the future: Women’s boxing headlines HBO’s last show No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Nets led by seven with under 5 minutes remaining in regulation, but Leonard fed VanVleet for a 3-pointer and then scored the next six points himself to give Toronto a 96-94 edge with 2:23 to play. But his shot from in the lane rattled out with 7 seconds to play, and he blocked Dinwiddie’s shot on the other end to force OT.Russell had the first two baskets in the extra session, Leonard made the next two, and the Nets eventually pulled out a close game after they had fallen three times by two points during their losing streak.TIP-INSRaptors: NBA assists leader Kyle Lowry had 11 but was just 1 for 8 from the field for three points. … The Raptors missed their first eight 3-point attempts before Delon Wright made one in the final minute of the first quarter. … Valanciunas made just his 10th start of the season, with Serge Ibaka coming off the bench.Nets: Allen finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. … Coach Kenny Atkinson said he had no problem with Jared Dudley’s comments after they blew a 23-point loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, when the veteran forward criticized the team for its repeated mistakes in crunch time. Atkinson said he respected Dudley’s honesty, adding that at his urging the players held a film session without coaches during their off day so they could attempt to find solutions themselves.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Man United’s £36m signing has achieved a first since 2008 for the Red Devils

first_imgManchester United striker Anthony Martial has been awarded the 2015 European Golden Boy award, given to the player reputed to be the continent’s finest young footballer.Italian newspaper Tuttosport give the prize to the player considered the most promising under 21 star, based on a poll of journalists from around Europe.Martial signed for United in the summer from Monaco for an initial fee of £36m, which could rise by another £20m depending on the French youngster’s development.Since arriving at Old Trafford, Martial has six goals in 19 games for the Red Devils.He follows in the footsteps of last year’s Golden Boy recipient, Raheem Sterling, and is the first United player to collect the trophy since Anderson in 2008. Anthony Martial 2center_img 2last_img read more

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BURT IN ‘ESTATE OF SHEAR DELIGHT’ FOR SHEEP SHEARING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgAll roads lead to Burt this Bank Holiday Weekend for what promises to be Inishowen’s biggest and most awaited event of 2015.The All Ireland, International and Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championships are returning! Many will remember their last visit to Burt in 2009 when over 20,000 made their way to the Grianan Estate for the now legendary festival of music, rural crafts, family fun and, of course, sheep shearing! This year’s plans are for an event as ambitious as, or even more ambitious than, the 2009 festival.Work has been ongoing for many months and final preparations are underway at the Estate.As in 2009, a new Grianan Queen has been crowned and this time the much coveted title has gone to Burnfoot’s own ever charming Arlene Arbuckle.Arlene will be tasked with formally making the presentations to some of the world’s best shearers following a gruelling set of competitions which will attract competitors from all over the world. Festivities kick off in earnest on Friday night with a concert by the one and only Mike Denver in the ‘Big Shed’.Tickets are priced at 15 euro and can be bought at the door.On Saturday visitors will be treated to a host of rural craft displays, fun fair, face painting and balloon modelling, falcon display, petting farm, cooking demonstrations by the inimitable Brian Mc Dermott, gourmet food quarter and hundreds of trade stands as well as a range of side attractions too numerous to mention.The sheep shearing competitions will run all day in the yard itself while families will have the opportunity to enjoy a marathon of live music and entertainment in the ‘Big Shed’ right through the afternoon and into the early evening.There will be no shortage of refreshments with fare for every taste available all day.Ample parking is available and each pass will entitle the holder to come and go freely over the course of the day. Saturday night rounds off with a concert by the ever popular Jim Devine and, again, tickets are priced at 15 euro and are available at the door.On Sunday we will do it all again, this time with sheepdog trials included, while the shearers battle it out for a host of winning titles including the All Ireland and Six Nations contests!If first class entertainment  and a memorable experience second to none is what you’re after, don’t miss this opportunity to savour the delights on offer at the Grianan Estate this June Bank Holiday weekend.BURT IN ‘ESTATE OF SHEAR DELIGHT’ FOR SHEEP SHEARING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 27th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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County health budget in crisis

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“The pressure to squeeze out $300 million \ in savings could pinch patients unless the county proceeds with extreme caution,” said Jerry Flanagan, health care policy director at The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights in Santa Monica. “Cutting services in the name of `cost savings’ can end up costing the county much more in the long run. Instead of making health care affordable, these plans could stop early diagnosis of disease – when sickness is cheaper to treat and good outcomes are more likely.” County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said that, unlike previous proposals, this plan doesn’t propose closing hospitals and clinics and instead relies on innovative cost-savings that are expected to have little impact on patient care. Yaroslavsky also noted that the department’s $300 million annual shortfall is nearly two-thirds less than the $700 million deficit the department faced in 1995. “That not only threatened to collapse the health system, but threatened to take the entire county government into bankruptcy,” Yaroslavsky said. “We’re far better off than we were 11 years ago, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Yaroslavsky noted the plan, developed by acting health department Director and Chief Medical Officer Bruce Chernof, strategically emphasizes efficiencies. “There is no reason why one hospital should cost us 20 percent more per patient than another hospital,” Yaroslavsky said. “We have five hospitals and five CEOs and they run them almost like fiefdoms. “We need to create one system with five hospitals, just like the Los Angeles Police Department has 18 divisions but it’s one department. It doesn’t cost twice as much to arrest a burglar in the Devonshire Division than it does the Foothill Division. That needs to be addressed.” The plan also calls for reducing reliance on temporary registry nurses by hiring more permanent nurses, reducing drug costs by eliminating some and designating others as preferred, and prescribing the least expensive drugs when two or more drugs are equally beneficial. “Like public safety-net systems across the nation, DHS has faced a series of budget crises over the last two decades or more,” Chernof wrote. “Because of the chronic budget shortfalls facing the health system over this period, it appears to some observers that DHS has limped from crisis to crisis. “However, during this time DHS has implemented significant reforms and restructured its care delivery system. Additionally, DHS has made great strides in measuring and improving the overall quality of health care it provides.” 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! Los Angeles County’s struggling health department – a $1.4 billion deficit looming in just four years – proposed a detailed cost-cutting plan on Wednesday designed to squeeze the shortfall to $555 million by 2009-10. The plan includes standardizing medical procedures so they cost the same at each of the five public hospitals and reducing hospitalizations by 10 percent. It also calls for closing the Department of Health Services’ $300 million annual shortfall, which first appears July 1, with an infusion of general fund money; revenue from a proposed tobacco tax measure on the November ballot for health-related programs; and $47 million from an increase in Medi-Cal managed care rates. Still, some of the plan’s proposals drew questions about the potential impact on patient care. last_img
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DONEGAL VOTERS BACK NEW COURT OF APPEAL

first_imgTHE nation has backed the second referendum establishing a new Court of Appeal to fast-track cases.And Donegal voters also backed the need for more judges.In Donegal South West 65% – or 11,978- voted yes and 35% or 6,448 people voted no. The vote was tighter in Donegal North East where 56% or 9,361 people voted yes for the new courts, opposed by 44%, or 7,270, voting no.DONEGAL VOTERS BACK NEW COURT OF APPEAL was last modified: October 5th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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Volleyball Splits On Final Day of JMU Invitational

first_img The Valley on ESPN3 Watch Live vs. Cornell Box Score (HTML) vs. JMU Box Score (PDF) Preview vs. Cornell Box Score (PDF) Story Links vs. JMU Box Score (HTML) Next Game: Omaha 9/7/2017 – 7 p.m. Live Stats Full Schedule Roster HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Drake University volleyball split a pair of matches on the final day of the JMU Invitational to go 2-1 in the three-game tournament and improve to 5-2 overall this season. The Bulldogs began the day with a 3-0 sweep of Cornell before falling to the host, JMU, 3-1 in the tournament championship game.Senior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) led the Bulldogs with 20 kills and 27 digs on Saturday to move her into sixth all-time in career digs at Drake with 1,132. She opened the day with 12 kills in 30 attempts in the three-set win over Cornell and followed that with eight kills and a season-high 20 digs in the loss to JMU. Freshman Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) recorded a career-high 14 kills on 32 attempts in the loss to JMU.The Bulldogs swept their morning match by set scores of 25-19, 25-11, 25-22, with Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) adding seven kills and nine digs. Courtney Morehead (Bellevue, Neb.) recorded 24 digs while Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) guided the offense with 20 assists. The first set was the only one in which the Bulldogs were threatened as the lead swapped hands 11 times before only changing sides twice in the next two sets.In the evening match the Bulldogs faced the defending CAA Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament participant, JMU. The Dukes prevailed by set scores of 19-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-15. JMU had a pair of players record 17 kills each as JMU outhit Drake, .271-.115. In addition to Inderski and Fry’s performances in the loss, Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) added nine kills and hit .271. Defensively, three Bulldogs recorded double-figure digs with Morehead and Aspinwall joining Inderski. Alexa Aldrich-Ingram (Iowa City, Iowa) notched a career-high 22 assists in the loss to the undefeated Dukes.The Bulldogs opened play at the JMU Invitational with a 3-0 win over Hampton on Friday afternoon.The team returns home this week to host the Drake Invitational with three days of matches against Omaha, Southeast Missouri State, San Jose State and Montana. Tournament action begins Sept. 7 against Omaha at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center. The contest will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Pistons, Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

first_imgGet live news and analysis Sunday at 5:30 p.m. when the Warriors face the Detroit Pistons at Oracle while trying to erase the memories from Saturday night’s embarrassing home loss to Dallas.The Warriors (49-23) were without Stephen Curry on Saturday and seemed without much motivation to play and it showed up in their 35-point loss to the Mavercks – a 126-91 loss. the defeat dropped Golden State a half-game behind … Click here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

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In the Arena with Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki – Episode 3

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:55 — 10.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSNot only was he one of the original employees at Apple computer comma guy has taken his insights and skills to the highest levels of achievement when it comes to publishing, social media, and everything in between. On this candid interview, Anthony asks Guy his opinion about self-publishing versus traditional publishing and gets a very straightforward answer.  You won’t have any Illusions as to what Guys think about the state of publishing in modern times after listening to this episode.In the Arena with Author, Publisher, and Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki – Episode 3Click To TweetThe death of the traditional publisher (for most authors).Most people in today’s business and professional world can’t afford to publish with a traditional publisher simply because the amount of time they will have to spend marketing their own book for such a small percentage of the profits of the book will not make sense in terms of return on investment.  on this episode of the podcast, Guy Kawasaki make the ultimate leave clear that he is not interested in traditional publishing…unless someone were to call him up and offered him a two-million-dollar advance on his next book.Any kind of publishing requires you to market yourself.Many people make the mistake of thinking that they will self-publish a book simply because they don’t want to be put in a position where they have to market themselves. If that is the case, self-publishing is definitely not for them. Guy Kawasaki makes the point of 1 self-publishing requires just as much if not more effort from the author as does traditional publishing, on this episode. If you are debating whether you should pursue a traditional publisher or take on the task of publishing your book on your own, the opinions you hear on this podcast will definitely influence you one way or the other.Any kind of publishing requires you to market yourself ~ Guy KawasakiClick To TweetWhy a publisher’s advance is not as good as Indiegogo or KickstarterThe days when a traditional publisher would forward and advance in the millions of dollars is long gone for most people. The market is simply too full of contents for publishers to be able to afford that kind of advance. As a result, advances are usually 10 to $20,000 at the most. Guy Kawasaki believes most business professionals could raise that much themselves Crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo or Kickstarter. On this episode, you can hear how he explains that scenario so that you can decide which route is best for you.How print on demand has changed publishing foreverUsing some of the popular print on demand platforms that exist today such as Createspace or LightningSource, you could have a book uploaded, published, and ships to you within a matter of days. That is an incredible advance in the publishing industry and one that Guy Kawasaki believes will continue to push more and more authors into the realm of self-publishing, simply because no traditional publisher can match the speed and efficiency of that kind of turnaround. On this episode of In The Arena,  Anthony interviews entrepreneur and social media guru, Guy Kawasaki. Be sure you take the time to listen to this one.How print on demand has changed publishing forever ~ Guy KawasakiClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Guy Kawasaki. Who should use a traditional publisher these days? Why self publishing is not a good fit for people who don’t like to market themselves. The changes that will happen in book formats and publishing with ebooks. Why a publisher’s advance is not as good as Indiegogo or Kickstarter. What it means for a first time author to publish in parallel. What Guy would love to see happen in the perfect world of publishing. How print on demand has changed publishing forever. What’s next for Guy Kawasaki?Resources & Links mentioned in this episode0887309968159184056209885231081591845831B007HD7HT0IndiegogoKickstarterCreatspaceLightningSourceThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Tweets you can use to share this episodeThe death of the traditional publisher (for most authors) ~ Guy KawasakiClick To TweetWhy a publisher’s advance is not as good as Indiegogo or Kickstarter ~ Guy KawasakiClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. 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