Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash

first_imgHis stint in the Worlds was because of his recent triumph in the Asian Championships in India.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 28-year-old Cray, who is regarded as a rock star here even by foreign media, was even looking at the giant screen of Bukit Jalil Sports Stadium after the last hurdle.READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And as he eased up on the way to the finish, muscle-bound Vietnamese Quach Cong Lich made things interesting by mounting a last-ditch chase and was soon breathing down the Filipino-American’s neck.They ended the race in a photo finish—and Cray needed to crane his neck forward to gain whatever edge he could. But even then, both runners needed to wait for more than five minutes before the judges officially declared that Cray had successfully defended his title. Cray, though, seemed to already know what the result would be. While Lich was listless throughout the wait for the official result, Cray was lying down on the track.READ: Cray not concerned with tight schedule aheadFrom lane No. 5, Cray led most of the way until the final turn to finish the race in 50.03 seconds, while the Vietnamese turned in an official time of 50.05 seconds.The Texas-based Cray could have been refocusing as he would need it in an hour when he competes in the 100m dash—where he is also the defending champion.Cray just came from the World Championships in England, where he was disqualified in the 400m hurdles for a false start.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments MOST READ Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—It could have been out of sheer confidence or an act of self-preservation. But Eric Cray noticeably, inexplicably decided to slow down after making the final leap in the men’s 400-meter hurdles final Tuesday night.“I can’t be bothered right now, I was focusing on the 100 meter dash,” Cray later told reporters after the race, referring to the century dash final he needed to run an hour later.ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yu ends medal drought for PH swimmers with bronze Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

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Guyana’s Jubilee celebrations in New York start on June 4

first_imgGuyana’s 50th Independence Celebration Committee (New York) has announced final plans for its one week “Guyana Jubilee Celebration NYC” from June 4-12, in the Tri-State area.This will be the largest celebration outside of Guyana.The celebration kicks off on Saturday, June 4, at 13:00h with an interfaith service at the York College Performing Arts Theatre, at 94-45 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Queens. This will be preceded by an inter-county cricket match at 09:30h, at the Idiewild Park Springfield Blvd & 149th Ave, Rosedale, Queens.A symposium on Guyana’s independence journey is planned for Sunday, June 5, at 09:00h at the York College Large Lecture Theatre, at 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd, Queens, while on Monday, June 6, there will be an exhibition of Guyanese art from 10:00h at Aljira Centre for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St, Newark, NJ.The following day, June 7, will see a live radio broadcast from the famous Sybil’s Restaurant at 13217 Liberty Ave, Jamaica, Queens, at 19:00h.On Wednesday, June 8 – which is Guyanese Volunteer Day – Guyanese medical doctors, nurses and lawyers will provide free medical and legal services at various locations in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey.Locations are listed on the Committee’s website, www.celebrateguyana50thinnyc.com.On Thursday, June 9, there will be the official flag raising ceremony at Newark City Hall Square, at 920 Broad St, Newark, NJ. This will be done by the Mayor of Newark, Ras Baraka.Friday, June 10 is “Invest Guyana” Business and Investment conference at 09:00h, at the Harvard Club of New York, located at 35 W 44th St, New York, NY.Speakers include Guyana’s Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Social Cohesion Minister Amna Ally and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder.On Saturday, June 10, there will be the President Cup Soccer Tournament at the South Shore High School Park, located at 6565 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY (at the corners of Ralph and Flatlands Avenues) at 10:00h.The Black Tie, Red Carpet official Jubilee state dinner will take place on Saturday, June 11, at 20:00h, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel and Towers, located at 811 7th Avenue & W 53rd St, New York, NY. Keynote Speaker is Guyana’s Head of State David Granger.The grand finale of Guyana Jubilee Celebration NYC, the Independence Parade, is on Sunday, June 12, in Brooklyn. The parade will start at 11:30h, at the intersection of Church and Utica Avenues and will proceed West to Ralph Ave, turn South into Ralph Ave and ends at Ralph and Flatlands Avenues – a 3.3 miles route.A grand after parade, unity concert will take place at 16:00h on Sunday, June 12, at South Shore High School Park, at 6565 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn NY (at the corners of Ralph and Flatlands Avenue).The New York Jubilee Committee is asking all Guyanese to showcase the Golden Arrowhead (Guyana’s flag) during Guyana Jubilee NYC from June 4 – 12. For more information of the New York celebration, visit their website or call 929-263-2556 or 212-947-5115.last_img read more

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Desert Christian settles for a tie

first_imgSo, being scoreless at halftime was a bit of unfamilar territory for Desert Christian. But both teams scored in the second half and played to a 1-1 tie. “Win or tie, we are CIF champions,” said Desert Christian junior forward Robyn Estrada, who led Southern Section with 40 goals. “No one can ever take that from us.” DOWNEY – The play of the Desert Christian of Lancaster girls’ soccer team this season could easily be described as dominant. The Knights outscored their opponents 144-9during the regular season and 32-0 in the Southern Section Div. VI playoffs heading into Saturday’s championship game against Ontario Christian at Downey High. Estrada had two early chances to break the scoreless tie to start the second half, but both her shots missed high right. Then in the 51st minute, Estrada put a spin move on her defender and slid a long pass to Jessica Wick, who centered the ball. Carleigh Hobson then kicked the ball into the back of the net to give Desert Christian (23-1-2) a 1-0 lead. “I was worried about kicking it over the net,” Hobson said. “But, I didn’t. I just got a perfect pass from Jessica was able to score.” Five minutes later, Jaclyn Bollema tied the score on a header off a corner kick for Ontario Christian (20-6-5). “Tying might not be as satisfying as winning the game,” Hobson said. “But I know when I look back we will still be champions.” center_img 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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Red Cross volunteers learn to make mass meals

first_imgThe volunteers will head to a Burbank classroom at the American Red Cross’ district office for eight hours today to finish the two-day training. Safety is the most important thing to keep in mind when preparing mass meals, said Tom Busk, the American Red Cross instructor. “Kitchens are rather dangerous places with knives and the heat,” said Busk, a senior response associate with the agency’s Pacific Service Area. Usually the classroom portion of the preparedness lesson is held the first day, but the organization switched the schedule to be able to distribute the food to Operation Gratitude volunteers, who were assembling care packages Saturday for troops overseas at the Army National Guard Armory in Van Nuys. Saturday’s menu included beef brisket, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrot cake, which only needed to be thawed and sliced. SANTA CLARITA – Making 550 meals in two hours was no problem for a dozen American Red Cross volunteers who scampered around a church kitchen for two hours Saturday morning. Volunteers from the Greater Los Angeles Chapter were learning how to make mass meals so they could repeat the drill after emergencies such as wildfires and earthquakes. “As a volunteer, to be able to help people in need is a great reward,” said Don Dodson, a 50-year-old computer technician from Van Nuys. “This is preparation for that.” Dodson mastered the art of making mashed potatoes in a 60-quart pot, mixing them with a 4-foot-long wooden paddle. Two lead cooks directed the rest of the volunteers, who cleaned out food containers, boiled the green beans, and took trays out of the convection ovens. Volunteer Sue Hammarlund, 60, of Porter Ranch was in charge of the beef brisket. She said she took this class in January, but learned something new on Saturday. “The kitchen makes all the difference,” she said with a laugh as she stood in the spacious, well-equipped kitchen at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita. By 10:30 a.m., the meals were being loaded onto two emergency response vehicles for their trip to Van Nuys. At the Armory, 500 to 600 volunteers worked in a seamless assembly line to finish 5,000 care packages before the lunch break. “It’s a factory,” said Operation Gratitude volunteer Bill Van Trump, 62, supervising the assembly line’s first section. “It’s fun.” His worker bees were filling those boxes with Girl Scout cookies, a “History of Nascar” DVD, headphones, pistachios, and cigars donated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even actor Ben Affleck was filling boxes along with the volunteers from local churches, companies and schools. For some soldiers, the boxes from Operation Gratitude are the only care packages they will get during their deployment in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. “It made a big difference,” said U.S. Army Maj. Julian Bond, 37, who commanded a unit in Iraq last year. “It shows that people care.” Two seventh-graders from El Sereno Middle School in East Los Angeles were ready to volunteer again after finishing their three-hour Saturday shift. “I felt good because I was helping out the troops,” 12-year-old Monica Salas said. Jessica Zavala, 12, agreed. “They are heroes,” she said. “They are fighting for us.”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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FIRST TIME BUYERS TO BE GIVEN ‘GENEROUS’ NEW GRANT

first_imgFamilies are finding it increasingly difficult to find affordable homes (Stock picture)First-time buyers will get help from the Government in a new tax-refund-based scheme to be announced in the Budget.The measure is aimed at helping people who are struggling to get on the property ladder due to Central Bank mortgage lending restrictions.The new first-time buyers’ grant will be “very generous”, according to Government figures involved in the preparation of the Budget. However, it will not be similar to a UK scheme, which sees the State take an equity share in the house.The Help-To-Buy scheme will involve up-front tax repayments to buyers. The precise details and cost are still being worked out ahead of October’s Budget.Finance Minister Michael Noonan is also wary about ensuring the scheme will not interfere with either the supply of, or demand for, housing.The scheme will form part of the new housing action plan, which Housing Minister Simon Coveney will publish this week.Strategy: Housing Minister Simon CoveneyAmong the measures is a new law to protect tenants when their accommodation is sold.This follows the eviction of tenants in Tyrrelstown, Dublin when their complex was being sold to a vulture fund.FIRST TIME BUYERS TO BE GIVEN ‘GENEROUS’ NEW GRANT was last modified: July 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:first time buyersnew grantsimon coveneylast_img read more

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Armenian-American heads doctors

first_img Kamajian is a native of Waco, Texas, who grew up in Philadelphia and now lives in Glendale. He has worked at Glendale Adventist since 1981, and was elected four years ago by the hospital’s 700 physicians to serve as chief of staff. After the election, he went through the standard rotation of secretary-treasurer to vice chief of staff, and on Jan. 1, started his first year as the head of the hospital’s physicians. “He’s a very caring physician,” said Scott Reiner, the hospital’s CEO. “He’s creative and he thinks of new ways to do things to take care of his patients. He’s very into supporting the homeless and patients who don’t have financial resources.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – Dr. Steven Kamajian brings a long history of volunteerism to his new job as chief of staff at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, the first Armenian-American to hold the position. For years, Kamajian has run three health clinics at churches in Glendale, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, where the homeless and the uninsured come for free medical care. Doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, students and other volunteers pitch in. The biggest clinic, at a Thousand Oaks Methodist church, has 17 doctors volunteering. The Glendale clinic has several doctors, including specialists who see indigent patients in their offices. “As people have become progressively less insured, it became apparent to me that I should try to do something to help the less fortunate people in society,” Kamajian said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Kamajian, 53, is also an osteopath rather than a medical doctor, the first time a physician from that branch of medicine has held the top spot. Osteopathic medicine originated 130 years ago and is based on physical therapy and the inter-relationship of the body’s nerves, muscles, bones and organs. “I have a different interpretation of things that I think is wonderful,” he said. “And adding that to my unique American background and my unique ethnic background, I think that I have been truly blessed by this opportunity.” At least 70,000 of Glendale’s more than 200,000 residents are Armenian, according to an estimate from the western region of the Armenian National Committee of America. Glendale City Councilman Bob Yousefian said having an Armenian-American as chief of staff at Glendale Adventist is meaningful. “It’s important for the younger generation to see that there are no glass ceilings in this country and you are elevated to positions based on your merits,” he said. last_img read more

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PAPER PUTS MAGHERAROARTY ON TOURIST MAP

first_imgTODAY’S Irish Times has helped to put one of the county’s most beautiful areas on the tourist map.The paper’s Francis Bradley describes Magheraroarty beach as a ‘moon dune’ and gives a wonderful description of the area. You can read the article in today’s newspaper or by clicking the link here:http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2011/1112/1224307428014.htmlPAPER PUTS MAGHERAROARTY ON TOURIST MAP was last modified: November 12th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MAGHERAROARTYlast_img read more

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GARDAI CALLED TO DISTURBANCE IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgA number of Gardai were called to the scene of a major disturbance in Letterkenny this evening.An incident happened at a house in the Long Lane area of the town after 10pm.An ambulance was called to the scene after a man received injuries. A number of Gardai rushed to the scene.It is not known yet if there have been any arrests. GARDAI CALLED TO DISTURBANCE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 18th, 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:DISTURBANCEGardailetterkennyLong Lanelast_img read more

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GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ON, SAYS LACEY

first_imgDONEGAL All-Star Karl Lacey says the county’s 14-point defeat to Cork in the 2009 All-Ireland football quarter-final will drive the county on when they meet on Sunday week at Croke Park.“That was just a horrible day,” said Karl who played that day.“We are miles ahead of what we were then – at least I hope we are. But Cork have improved since then as well. “That’s a game, a day, that’s to forget playing for Donegal. Leaving Croke Park that day was tough to take. We have the chance to put things right.”Lacey, who will make his 100th appearance for the Tir Chonaill men against the Rebels, added: “Now we’re going up with the belief that if we do stick the game plan that Jim (McGuinness) gives us and if you give it your all that you won’t be too far away. That’s a big difference.” GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ON, SAYS LACEY was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ONSAYS LACEYlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, December 18, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another dry day in store today over the state, with high pressure in control. We slide onto the backside of the high overnight tonight, allowing for some south wind to develop. That will bring better cloud chances tomorrow. Clouds will be on the increase from tomorrow midday on through the afternoon and overnight. While we still think the best chances of precipitation upcoming are from later Thursday through Friday, we are seeing some signs that point to some hit and miss rain potential already Thursday morning. Coverage and amounts will be minor, but there can be some spits and sprinkles around. Rain from later Thursday through Friday still looks to be the most impressive, but we are dialing back the amounts just a bit…most totals will be between .25″ and 1″. Statewide coverage will be around 90%. The map at right shows rain totals through Saturday morning. We are dry for the balance of Saturday and most of Sunday morning and early afternoon. Much colder air will be blasting into the region, taking temps to below normal levels. We are leaving our chance of some light snow overnight Sunday night through early Monday and but pulling snow totals back to snow totals at a coating-1 inch. Coverage is getting pulled back to 50%, and we think the best chances will be in the northern half of the state We are dry from Monday night through the 27th. We do expect temps to stay cold through the period. We also will be watching the Tuesday (Christmas Day) period very closely, as some models this morning are trying to bring precipitation back into the state. With the cold air, the biggest threat would be snow. However, this is a sharp change in our forecast, and we do not make changes based on one model run. So, our forecast stays the same this morning, and we will sift through any new data through the day today. Warmer air starts to arrive on south winds late on the 27th ahead of precipitation that starts to fall for the 28th. We expect rain. Moisture continues moving over the state with at least 2 more waves on through January 2nd. For now, we are leaving liquid equivalent precipitation totals at half to 1.25” and coverage at 100% of the state. The predominant precipitation type will be rain, but there is plenty of time for the pattern to change before we get there.last_img read more

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