Confident Cato eyes medal in Beijing

first_img Still Cato, the fastest Jamaican in the event this year, knows he will face a much greater challenge in Beijing, but it certainly helps that he already faces the world number one (Jackson), two (Dutch) and nine (Jeffery Gibson) on a daily basis in training. He refers to Jackson as a source of motivation and inspiration – there can hardly be any greater impetus to beat him in Beijing. “At this point, it’s really all about execution. Me and my coach have been working closely on that because my main competitors are also my training partners. Jeffery Gibson, Johnny Dutch, Bershawn Jackson all train along with me with the same coach, George Williams,” said Cato. “I’m very close to Bershawn Jackson, he is one of my mentors and motivators. He helped me out a lot from last year into this year with my hurdling. We all motivate each other and push each other to be the best,” Cato added. bigger challenge Fuelled by his recent bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto and his experience training alongside some of the best in the world, Jamaican 400m hurdler Roxroy Cato says he has grown in confidence heading into next week’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Cato clocked 48.72 – the third fastest time he has ever recorded, to finish on the podium in Toronto. It’s a time that leaves him way off the fastest times registered this season, where Bershawn Jackson (48.09) and Johnny Dutch (48.13) lead the world. These are athletes that Cato is extremely familiar with, the pair being his training partners under coach George Williams, and the Jamaican is confident that he has what it takes to test them for medals in Beijing. “First of all, any chance that I get to represent my country is a blessing for me and something I am very thankful about,” Cato told The Gleaner from the team’s training base in Tottori, Japan. “I am in great condition. I have been working very closely with my coach and I am feeling great even though I still haven’t reached my peak form yet for the season.” “I am really looking forward to the competition because, in my eye, the 400m hurdles is an open event right now. There is no one person that is being extra dominant right now and, based on my performance at the Pan American Games, I am very confident and looking forward to a great championships,” added Cato, who finished second at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships. “Getting on the podium and beating some very good competitors was the highlight for me and of course, most of all, coming out without any injuries,” said Cato, underlining his biggest takeaway from his experience at the Pan American Games.last_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ And the way the Pirates pulled off this victory against a worthy foe made the wait worth it.“San Beda is really a strong team, and we respect them; they’re a well-coached team, they’re the defending champions,” Robinson said. “And we are just relying on having our heroes, the people that we honor in this game, that we offer this game (to). It’s really a dedication game for all of us.”Robinson tried his best to deflect credit for what has been a historic campaign, but his players feel their coach deserves more than he has been getting.CJ Perez, who scored 20 points, pointed to Robinson as his own hero.“Actually, I thought about him as my hero,” Perez said, referring to Robinson. “He was getting mad at me because I kept on looking at him, but I thought about him and the trust that he gave me.”ADVERTISEMENT After bungling the final play in regulation, Perez atoned for the miscue by scoring on an off-balanced shot with 4.7 ticks left in the first overtime to put the Pirates ahead, 97-96, but JC Marcelino was slapped with a dubious foul while defending Bolick at the backcourt. Bolick split his foul shots to send the game to a second overtime.The Pirates and Lions traded big shots with both squads holding their ground up until Nzeusseu, the 6-foot-6 Cameroonian center, calmly sank the free throws that proved to be the difference between the two teams.“We know that there is so much fight in them (San Beda),” said Robinson. “There is so much tradition with San Beda, with coach Boyet (Fernandez).“We just told these guys to keep on playing, keep on believing in themselves, and just keep on grinding. We have to really play our very best, and no matter what happens in this game, it’s a win for us because when you survive those kinds of games, it’s gonna carry on to the next game.”The Pirates will wait for the survivor of the stepladder semifinals, which will now have five teams after San Sebastian drubbed Perpetual Help, 80-60, later in the day to capture the fourth seed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Pirates secured the No. 1 seed and a first finals appearance since joining the league in 2011, after a gutsy 107-105 double-overtime victory over the defending champion Red Lions at a jam-packed Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Mike Nzeusseu drilled two free throws with 12.7 seconds remaining in the second overtime to punctuate a 27-point performance, before the Pirates collectively foiled Robert Bolick’s final attempt, completing a historic 18-0 sweep of the elimination round.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“We just told them the more minutes that we stay on the floor, the more people we will inspire,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson after the game.When the buzzer sounded, the Pirates whooped it up on the court while JC Marcelino climbed the bleachers to celebrate with the Lyceum faithful as the Intramuros-based school ended a six-year wait for a championship appearance. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Fernandez rues little things as San Beda left without twice-to-beat There was no stopping Lyceum’s march to history in NCAA Season 93. Not a San Beda squad that showed its championship pedigree in the biggest game of the season so far. And certainly not a controversial call that nearly spoiled the Pirates’ bid to stay perfect.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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GALLERY: 12 images from a jubilant title-winning parade in Leicester

first_img Leicester City’s team bus parades through the town centre – click the arrow, above right, to see more amazing images 12 12 Leicester City’s team bus parades through the town centre – click the arrow, right, to see more great images from the day 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Almost a quarter of a million fans packed Leicester’s streets to salute the Foxes’ Barclays Premier League triumph as captain Wes Morgan admitted he struggled to take it in.The team and boss Claudio Ranieri paraded the trophy on an open-top bus tour through the city with Leicester rock band Kasabian finishing the show at Victoria Park where thousands had gathered.The club’s official estimate was that around 240,000 watched the parade and flooded into Victoria Park, where the club’s title party ended to raucous scenes. Morgan and his team-mates set off from a packed Jubilee Square with the trophy – just two years after winning the Sky Bet Championship and only 12 months after beating relegation back to the second tier.The skipper helped lead the Foxes to the top – where they finished 10 points ahead of second-placed Arsenal – and conceded it still feels like a dream.“We shouldn’t be in this position but we are. We are trying to let it sink in still, we are champions and we are going to embrace it. I feel very proud,” he said.“I’m a bit tired so I do want the season to end, it’s been a long season but it’s been an unbelievable one.“Looking out you feel very proud, seeing all the people, flags, everyone enjoying themselves and it shows what we have achieved this season. I’m trying to let the moment sink in.”Leicester were 5,000-1 outsiders at the start of the season after Ranieri replaced Nigel Pearson in the summer.Austria international Christian Fuchs, a summer signing, echoed Morgan’s thoughts.He said: “It’s outstanding and just shows how much support we have. I cannot believe it yet. After the last game at Chelsea you kind of get a taste but I’m still not there that I can tell what happened. During the vacation and during the Euros I’ll be able to realise.“We have duties, the Euros are coming up. You can still be happy and have a little party but not extensive. We produced a lot of special moments.” 12 12last_img read more

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CORNCRAKE MAKES A COMEBACK IN DONEGAL

first_imgPicture Dennis HawkeTHE corncrake is making a comeback in parts of Co Donegal, Birdwatch Ireland has said.Nine of the rare birds were spotted on just one night this week between Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh.Dennis Hawke even managed to get this snap of one. The Corncrake Conservation Project in Ireland began in 1991 as a joint initiative between BirdWatch Ireland and RSPB, with input from National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). Fieldworkers in the core areas of Donegal, the Shannon Callows, West Connaught and Co Fermanagh delivered a programme of research and management, including a grant scheme for farmers. In time, NPWS assumed full financial responsibility, with BirdWatch Irelandcontinuing as the main delivery agents.Daniel Moloney is asking anyone who hears a Corncrake in the county  to contact him on 085-73984110 or 085-7398411 or email him at dmoloney@birdwatchireland.ie as soon as possible, as early detection of their breeding sites is vitally important. The male Corncrake has a very distinctive loud “Krek Krek” call which can be heard during the day but usually becomes continuous around dusk and will continue throughout the night until dawn. CORNCRAKE MAKES A COMEBACK IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 9th, 2016 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:birdwatchCorncrakedonegalIrelandlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: PORTSALON CLUB NOTES

first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubNew MembersTime is running out if you wish to avail of the special opportunity for new members to join Portsalon Golf Club and enjoy two months free golf. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2013 and get November and December 2012 free. Alternatively you can sign up and pay by instalments (Direct Debit only) of €50 for 10 months or €240 per month for November and December. For further information please contact 074 9159459. EventsOn Sunday 4th a members competition, and on Wednesday 7th a gents open stableford competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com. Gaeltacht LeagueThe next Gaeltacht League match will take place on Saturday 3rd November when Portsalon welcome Cruit Island Golf Club. The first tee is reserved from 10 a.m .Local Rule-Stakes and RopesIn order to protect the surrounds of our greens during the Autumn and Winter months Portsalon golf club will this year instead of having a white line in front of the greens have this replaced with a rope and stake system. All members and visitors are reminded that a local rule is in operation regarding the identified areas surrounding our greens.PlacingAs from Wednesday 1ST October six inch placing on all fairways only was introduced at Portsalon Golf Club.Results On Saturday last Portsalon golf club staged the Winter Links competition the results were as follows; in the nett section the winner was Teddy Russell (11) 38 points Runner Up: Tony McBride (16) 37 points Third: Tony Morrisson (15) 36 points B.O.T. In the gross section the winner with an impressive score of 37 points playing off a +1 handicap was Enda Kennedy Runner Up: Noel Callan (SCR) 36 points Third: Seamus Clinton (SCR) 31 points. The CSS was 36 points. The next outing of the Portsalon Links will take place on Saturday 10th November and Links members are reminded to book their tee time. The winner of the Wednesday open competition was Daniel Shields (Portsalon) (11) 38 points Runner Up: Mick Bowe (Portsalon) (24) 37 points Gross: Shaun Boyce (Rosapenna) (10) 27 points, Third: Michael Leonard (Portsalon) (13) 35 points Visitor: Don Ponsonby (Letterkenny) (8) 34 points B.O.T. The CSS for home and away players was 36 points. On Sunday the winner of the member’s competition was Sean Kelly (8) 71 nett. On Monday the winner of the open competition was Jackie Barrett (28) 40 points, runner up Niel Troulsen (23) 36 points, Gross Cathal Canning (8) 27 points, 3rd Chris Williams (12) 36 points, visitor Rory Mangan (20) Gweedore 33 points. The CSS was 34 points.Portsalon BookSean Mc Cormack is currently gathering information for the next edition of the Portsalon Book. If you have any old photographs or stories of interest please forward to Sean.On Line Booking Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comBooking Tee TimesMembers are reminded that if they have booked a tee time or for another member , if either is not going to play on the day they should contact the clubhouse or go online and make the correction to the time sheet. On a number of occasions members have booked times and have not turned up, this is causing problems for members who wish to play and cannot due to the full time sheet.Members NoteMembers should note that all away scores should be recorded in the away scores book in the clubhouseDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS: PORTSALON CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 1st, 2012 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

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KIDS FILM CAMP COMES TO DONEGAL

first_imgAN award-winning kids film school has announced its coming to Donegal this summer,The North West Film School will hold four courses in the county, it announced today.The ‘Zoom’ course for children aged 10-12 is a two-week camp in which participants will work on two short films – one animated and one live action. Children will take part in fun activities which use arts, crafts and drama to teach and explain about film production. Students will work together to create films based on their own ideas which are written, developed, filmed and produced by themselves with the guidance of expert filmmakers and tutors.The ‘Focus’ course for young people aged 13-18 runs for two weeks and concentrates on the production of a group film. Industry standard equipment is provided and participants are trained in basic operation of cameras, sound and lighting equipment.They learn about writing and developing ideas; scripts and storyboards; preparing to shoot their films; location scouting; set safety; directing; makeup, wardrobe and set design; soundtrack composition; casting and acting in their films.Both courses are being run in Donegal Town and Letterkenny this summer, giving young people throughout the county the opportunity to join the leading youth film organisation in the country. Students of North West Film School have, for the past two consecutive years, won the title of ‘Best Group Film’ at Ireland’s prestigious Fresh Film Festival.In addition to this, past films made on summer courses have gone on to win first place in the Berlin International Youth Film Festival as well as a collection of awards and official selections throughout the world.Young people from Sligo and Leitrim who have taken part in past courses have recently had their short films selected for the Seoul International Youth Film Festival which takes place in South Korea in July. This is the biggest event of its kind in the world and the second year for North West Film School to represent Ireland in Korea.Courses in Donegal this summer will take place in Donegal Town from July 11th-22nd and in Letterkenny from July 25th-August 5th. Past films can be seen on www.northwestfilmschool.ie, where you can also find additional information about summer courses. Alternatively, call 071 9650837.KIDS FILM CAMP COMES TO DONEGAL was last modified: June 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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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FAMILY FEAR SEARCH FOR MISSING LIFFORD MAN COULD BE SCALED DOWN

first_imgThere are now fears that the search for missing Lifford man David Colhoun could be scaled down.David, 22, has been missing for more than four months now since he was last seen in Strabane on May 22nd.Despite a huge search involving the PSNI, the Gardai and hundreds of locals, there has still been no sign of David. However the family of Mr Colhoun now fear their search for their son and brother could be downscaled.A family source revealed to Donegaldaily.com “It has been four long months now and David’s family are just exhausted but they will not give up.“All they want to do is to bring David home and bury him. They accept now that David is dead.“But the big fear now is that the PSNI may not have the resources to continue with the search. “They know that it costs a lot of money to have search teams out on a regular basis,” said the source.The PSNI have said their investigation is still “very live.”In some good news for the Colhoun family, the group Searching for the Missing’ will return to look for David the weekend after next to look for the missing man.EndsFAMILY FEAR SEARCH FOR MISSING LIFFORD MAN COULD BE SCALED DOWN was last modified: September 30th, 2011 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:David ColhounPSNIlast_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Continues Play At Air Force Invitaitonal

first_imgStory Links The Bulldogs will wrap up action at the Air Force Invitational on Sunday. Print Friendly Version Day 2 Results Sophomore Kenya Williams will play in the No. 4 singles third-place match after dropping a three-setter to Abilene Christian’s Sarah Adams 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. Juniors Summer Brills and Tess Herder each advanced to their respective consolation finals match. Brills defeated Beth Coton from Northern Colorado, 7-6, 7-5 in the No. 1 singles draw, while Herder cruised past Colorado State’s Alyssa Grijalva 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 2 draw. Sophomore Joely Lomas fell in three sets to Texas State’s Julia Navajo Melendez 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 in the No. 3 consolation semifinals. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Drake University women’s tennis team continued play at the Air Force Invitational on Saturday.last_img read more

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Timmer Moves Into Top-10, But Drake Falls To Missouri State, 76-73

first_img Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Box Score (HTML) at Loyola 2/22/2017 – 7 p.m. Box Score (PDF) DES MOINES, Iowa – The final two minutes of Saturday’s game between the Drake University men’s basketball team and Missouri State saw three lead changes and two ties before MSU ultimately ended up on top for a 76-73 win at the Knapp Center.The Bulldogs’ next-to-last shot with seven seconds remaining was blocked by MSU’s Obediah Church to preserve the Bears’ win. The block was Church’s sixth of the game to go along with his seven points and nine rebounds. Missouri State (16-13, 7-9 MVC) also got a tremendous performance from Alize Johnson with 23 points and a staggering 21 rebounds to set a Knapp Center record for rebounds in a game.”We had a lot of really good stretches of play on both ends,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter. “The slow stretch in the second half allowed them life and allowed them back in the game. Then it was anybody’s down the stretch and they made a play or two more than us.”Drake (7-21, 5-11 MVC) was led by 15 points each from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.). Timmer’s 15 points gives him 1,314 career points to move into 10th all-time in career scoring at Drake. De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) added 13 points and a game-high seven assists on a night where the Bulldogs had 15 assists and a season-low four turnovers with nine steals. The Bulldogs were also 12-of-23 from the three-point arc.”We came out with a lot of good energy and really shared the ball with 15 assists,” Rutter added. “It was a tough battle on the boards and we tried to hold our own. I wouldn’t trade shooting 12-of-23 from three-point any night of the week, but we just needed to make a few more plays down the stretch.”center_img Preview Story Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Drake jumped out to a 40-32 first lead a halftime behind 13 points from Woodward on 5-of-6 shooting including a three-pointer with 2:17 left that helped Drake end the half on a 7-0 run.The Bulldogs maintained that lead for the first nine minutes of the second half until the Bears began to chip away at the lead. A three-pointer from Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) with 3:41 left put Drake up four points, 68-64, but that would be the team’s biggest lead over the final four minutes of the game. MSU’s Jarrid Dixon, who finished with 14 points, drained a three-pointer with 1:29 left to fully erase the deficit and give MSU a 71-70 lead. MSU missed a pair of three-pointers with just under a minute remaining, but were fouled on the second rebound to send Dequon Miller to the line who made the first two of four-straight free-throws for the Bears to give them enough cushion to escape the Knapp Center with a season series split with the Bulldogs.Drake returns to action Wednesday, Feb. 22, when it visits Loyola for a 7 p.m. tipoff at Gentile Arena.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Warning issued after engines stolen from boats at pier

first_imgGardai have launched an investigation after two engines were stolen from boats docked at Bruckless Pier.This is the third time in ten months that the pier has been targeted by thieves.Boats docked at other small piers across Donegal have also been targetted in recent months. The latest targets were Yamaha 15hp and Yamaha 20hp engines which were both stolen in the raid on Tuesday night.Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious vehicles in the area is asked to give their information to Gardai.One of the Yamaha engines which was stolen on Tuesday night.Owner Gearóid O Cinnéide said the theft of the engines is putting people’s livelihoods at risk. “It’s making a living from fishing impossible for the people involved. If there’s any information or anyone seen acting suspicious last night in the location please contact the Garda ASAP.“This is an ongoing crime that seems to just keep happening. Any information greatly appreciated,” he said.Warning issued after engines stolen from boats at pier was last modified: May 13th, 2018 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:boatsBrucklessenginesstolenlast_img read more

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