Hubert Lawrence | Slow trip down memory lane

first_img HISTORY IS INSTRUCTIVE Add to that the resistance of our 400m men to moving up when their prime one-lap days are over, and Newman could be national record holder for years to come. History is instructive. Wint, Kerr and Newman were dynamite over 400m, with Sir Arthur winning gold in the 400m at the 1948 Olympics and Kerr taking the Pan-American Games title in 1959. Terrelonge, Mario Vernon-Watson, Alex Morgan, who are also in the top 10, and Myton all were solid 4×400 men. Our coaches are brilliant and, if any group can help Jamaica spread its forces into ‘new’ athletic disciplines, they can. My guess is that they will soon start to usher some of the 400-metre men out to the two-lapper. To my eye, there are two tall men whose spindly frames and long strides suggest they could travel well over 800m. They are 2015 intercollegiate 400m champion Jonia McDonald and former JC high jumper Fitzroy Dunkley. Let me be clear. McDonald and Dunkley both have more to give at 400m. Dunkley, now just out of collegiate eligibility at Louisiana State University, is a recent convert to sprinting and has only been running the 400m for three seasons. McDonald could be one of those gems MVP genius Stephen Francis unearths and moves from zero to hero. Even so, I hope they keep their options open and at some point, carry their speed to an event that could fit them perfectly. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. Recent news of an honour for venerable Excelsior High School and San Jose State University superhero Neville Myton will send veteran observers on a slow trip down memory lane. Fifty-four years ago, Myton cemented his claim for a spot on the 1964 Olympic team with a nippy world junior record run of 1 minutes 47.2 seconds for 880 yards. Fast-forward to 2016. Converted to a metric equivalent of 1 minute 46.5 seconds, that mark has Myton, once labelled ‘the indomitable running man’, still on the all-time Jamaican 800m top 10 performance list all these years later. It’s remarkable that, in those days before synthetic tracks, a schoolboy could run that fast. Myton was remarkable. He dominated the 880 and the mile at Boys’ Championships and is still the only Jamaican to win the Penn Relays high-school mile. His perch, by my count, as the 10th-fastest Jamaican 800m man of all time isn’t in danger. No Jamaican has broken 1 minute and 47 seconds since Aldwyn Sappleton did in 2009. Jowayne Hibbert and Ricardo Cunningham have come reasonably close in recent seasons and Hibbert, a 1.47.12 man, has the potential to go even faster. Still, Myton’s time is looking to have secure tenancy in the top 10 for a while to come. Seymour Newman’s national record of 1 minute 45.21 seconds is looking as safe as houses. Talk of overseas coaching consultancies has faded, but my guess is that coaching isn’t the core problem. I reckon our love of sprinting has drawn coaching and athletic talent away from the 800m, where Arthur Wint and George Kerr, between them, won three Olympic medals. Our best man in the event since those days was 1995 world indoor champion Clive Terrelonge. He stands behind Newman and 1968 and 1969 NCAA champion Byron Dyce on the all-time list at 1 minute 45.47 seconds. The success of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, et al, has made the 100m so attractive that it has become hard to resist. Anyone with any basic speed dreams of 9.58.last_img read more

Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 25-year-old Kambosos quickly had Magboo tasting the canvas in the first round before getting the job done in the second with a crushing hook.Shot. pic.twitter.com/DkEgTuS7M2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— George Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) July 15, 2018 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Not ready to retire, Pacquiao lists potential opponents ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Some Filipinos at Axiata Arena also cheered for Kambosos due to his history with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao.Kambosos was part of Pacquiao’s training camp for Lucas Matthysse as the main sparring partner of the Filipino ring superstar.Kambosos sparred at least 50 rounds for Pacquiao, who stopped Matthysse in the seventh round to win the WBA welterweight crown. Kambosos also served as Pacquiao’s spar mate in the Jeff Horn bout.The fight between Kambosos (15-0, 9 KOs) and Magboo (17-2, 8 KOs) came shortly after the main event.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kambosos Jr. Photo from Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR — George Kambosos Jr. held nothing back in expressing his intentions to knock out his Filipino foe JR Magboo during an interview with Manila-based scribes days before the fight.Kambosos, the candid Australian prospect, backed it up on Sunday, letting his fists speak in the ring with a second-round knockout of Magboo in their eight-round lightweight bout.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Peace Region residents reminded to test private water systems regularly

first_imgNorthern Health is reminding Peace Region residents who use private water supplies to test their drinking water regularly.In a press release residents were told to also conduct an annual test for coliform bacteria and E. coli as well as a test for chemical parameters including arsenic every five years.While community-based water systems are tested regularly, private systems aren’t and it’s the homeowner’s responsibility to test them.- Advertisement -For those living in First Nations Communities, the First Nations Health Authority conducts regular tests to community water systems – including wells.The advisory is geared towards drinking water as there are no known health effects from hand washing, bathing, or washing clothing in water with an elevated level of arsenic.The release also warns that Peace Region groundwater can contain levels of naturally occurring arsenic, which is above the Canadian Drinking Water Guideline of 10 micrograms per litre.Advertisement If a resident using a private well receives a test that detects a high level of arsenic it is suggested that they conduct a second test to confirm the results. If the level is confirmed, they are then advised to contact an experienced water treatment professional and contain multiple quotes before purchasing a water treatment device. Some products may not remove arsenic from the water.last_img read more

DONEGAL COUNCILLOR URGES PUBLIC TO CALL FOR CLLR O’DONNELL’S RESIGNATION

first_imgCouncillor John O’Donnell on RTE Investigates programme.A Donegal county councillor has called on the public to contact their local representatives to voice their disgust at the RTE Investigates Programme.The programme alleged that local county councillor John O’Donnell asked for payment in return for helping out a fictitious wind farm company set up in Donegal.But the Kilmacrennan councillor said he was merely trying to attract business to the county. However fellow councillor John Campbell said Cllr O’Donnell has no choice but to resign.He said “I am calling on the public to contact their local representative and make them fully aware of your opinion ahead of tomorrow’s special meeting.“I’m disgusted in Cllr O’Donnell’s denial and attempts to blame others but I’m equally disappointed in the reactions or lack of comment by my fellow cllrs.“We should be unequivocal on calling for Cllr O Donnell’s resignation, there is no room for mealy-mouthed statements or more especially silence on the issue. “I appeal to the general public not to let your representatives off the hook on this matter. Ring them, email them, stop them in the street and make your feelings clear. Remember we are there to reflect the people’s views.“People should contact their Cllrs and TDs before Friday’s meeting at 4pm and also I call on people to attend that meeting and see first hand, who really represents your views at council.”DONEGAL COUNCILLOR URGES PUBLIC TO CALL FOR CLLR O’DONNELL’S RESIGNATION was last modified: December 10th, 2015 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:Donegal County CouncilJohn CampbellJohn O’Donnellresignaitonlast_img read more

Super computer predicts end of season Championship table

first_img Sheffield United star Leon Clarke Hull City boss Nigel Adkins reckons his team can turn things around. With the table taking shape everyone is having their say on who will win the league, secure promotion, and be relegated this season, and talkSPORT.com’s famous Super Computer has been wheeled out to make it’s own predictions.But what does the Super Computer say? Find out below…24. Ipswich Town (relegated)23. Rotherham United (relegated)22. Hull City (relegated) Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis At the other end of the table we’re shaping up for another tight battle against relegation with three points separating the bottom six teams, although Hull City are side currently propping up the rest of the league.We now have to take a two week break as international football returns, but make sure you tune in to the talkSPORT network when the Championship returns on Saturday, October 20, when Leeds United travel to Blackburn LIVE on talkSPORT 2. 5 21. Queens Park Rangers20. Reading19. Millwall18. Birmingham City17. Preston North End 16. Bolton Wanderers stalemate Derby County boss Frank Lampard has had a decent start to the season. 5 Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place ROUND-UP Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off goalless Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ The 2018/19 Championship season has had a brilliant beginning and after 12 matches it’s Sheffield United who are currently leading the way.For all of the talk about Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United, it’s the Blades who are currently setting the pace and they are sitting one point ahead of the division’s top scorers West Bromwich Albion at the top, while Middlesbrough are also in the top four.center_img 5 5 EFL result Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Latest Championship news Bristol City players react during their match with Sheffield Wednesday. REPLY 2. Leeds United (automatic promotion)1. West Bromwich Albion (champions) 5 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 7. Derby County6. Brentford (play-offs)5. Nottingham Forest (play-offs)4. Sheffield United (play-offs)3. Middlesbrough (play-offs) 15. Bristol City14. Blackburn Rovers13. Wigan Athletic12. Stoke City11. Sheffield Wednesday10. Aston Villa9. Norwich City8. Swansea City Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer GREAT NEWS last_img read more

Woman who danced on ambulance after England win charged with criminal damage

first_imgScott Dennett, 25, Perry Kangyue Jian, 26, and 27-year-old James Elton were also seen atop the medical vehicle on Borough High Street and so have all been hit with criminal damage charges.London Ambulance chiefs reacted to the incident on social media at the time, posting images of their damaged car and saying: “We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us.” We’re delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us: while our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game – it’s now off the road to be repaired. pic.twitter.com/V71kOEn4OO— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) July 7, 2018 A woman has been charged with criminal damage after being pictured dancing on top of an ambulance while celebrating England’s 2-0 World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden in July.Larissa Bell, 21, of East Kilbride is due in a London court later this month alongside three other men charged with the same offence. The ambulance had its windscreen smashed and bonnet dented Multiple revellers were seen atop the vehicle 3center_img A Scotland Yard spokesman stated: “Detectives investigating a report of criminal damage after a London Ambulance Service vehicle was damaged in Borough High Street on Saturday, 7 July have charged four people.“Perry Kangyue Jian, 26, of Poplar, east London, Larissa Bell, 21, of East Kilbride, Glasgow, James Elton, 27, of West Hampstead, north west London, and Scott Dennett, 25, of Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, were charged with criminal damage via postal requisition.“All four had previously been interviewed under caution.”They are due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court later this month. 3 Larissa Bell has been charged with criminal damage 3last_img read more

DDTV: DISCOVERED BY DONEGALDAILY – NOW LOUISE TO PLAY GIG WITH GEORGETTE JONES!

first_imgWAY back in September a friend of Sarah Louise McFadden sent donegaldaily.com a video and a link to YouTube telling us that the 16-year-old Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair pupil had the voice of an angel.The friend, of course, was right.Since then she has been signed by LCM records and has recorded her first single “Thank God For You” – and is filming a video for it this week.Now another wee bird tells us that Sarah-Louise is preforming in Bundoran on Friday the 22nd march along with Georgette Jones no less! Said the friend: “I would really appreciate it if you would maybe do another piece on her. She has no idea I am writting to you. The whole family is just so proud.”On this video she gives a superb rendition of ‘The One That Got Away’ by Christina Perri. Click to enjoy! DDTV: DISCOVERED BY DONEGALDAILY – NOW LOUISE TO PLAY GIG WITH GEORGETTE JONES! was last modified: March 16th, 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:DDTV: DISCOVERED BY DONEGALDAILY – NOW LOUISE TO PLAY GIG WITH GEORGETTE JONES!pobalscoil ghaoth dobhairsarah-louise mcfaddenlast_img read more

DONEGAL STAR MCBREARTY ISN’T ‘LEAVING’ – AND THAT’S A ‘CERT’!

first_imgConcentrating on completing the Leaving Cert is a difficult task for mist students.But for one Donegal student it’s even more difficult.Patrick McBrearty is finishing his exams at Carrick Vocational School today along with the rest of his classmates. But he certainly won’t have time to paint the town red.Not unless he wants a severe talking-to from Donegal GAA boss Jim McGuinness!The 18 year old is set to feature at some stage tomorrow when Donegal take on Derry in the Ulster Championship at MacCumhaill Park.Paddy had been tipped to travel to Australia for a period after his Leaving Cert with several Australian Rules clubs looking to sign him up. But it would appear now that Jim McGuinness has won the battle to keep him playing for Donegal. DONEGAL STAR MCBREARTY ISN’T ‘LEAVING’ – AND THAT’S A ‘CERT’! was last modified: June 15th, 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:CarrickLeaving certpatrick mcbreartylast_img read more

Letterkenny woman elected as new Donegal ETB Chairperson

first_imgThe new chairperson of the Donegal ETB has been named as Letterkenny woman Gina Grant.Ms Grant is a well-known activist for children’s health and education. She served as deputy chairperson of the Donegal Education and Training Board for the past year.Ms Grant was elected at yesterday’s board meeting, and will be bringing her campaigning skills to her leading role in the organisation. She is a prominent campaigner in support of children with special needs, most notably with the Donegal Down Syndrome Association and raising awareness for mitochondrial disease – two causes which affect two of her own children.She is also a founding member of Our Children’s Voice, a group of Donegal parents who campaign for the provision of children’s palliative care.Donegal ETB provides educational services across the county, including post primary schools and colleges, further and adult education and third level education. The board manages 15 post-primary schools, along with various youth centres.   Letterkenny woman elected as new Donegal ETB Chairperson was last modified: October 25th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

CCTV system to be extended around Letterkenny town

first_imgOver the past number of months Letterkenny Chamber of commerce has been working closely with Donegal County Council and An Garda Siochana exploring extending the current community CCTV system in the town of Letterkenny. Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead on applying for funding from the Department of Justice to further improve the system.By adding cameras to various locations that will greatly enhance the current system and widen its reach. It is intended, subject to funding and consultation that the new cameras will be located at the following locations:Polestar Roundabout – two cameras required at this main artery and busy junction.Junction of Oliver Plunkett Road and Main Street – this area is at the heart of the nightlife area.Junction of Larkins Lane with Pearse Road Hospital Roundabout a junction that links a large residential area with the Town Centre.Speaking about the proposed extension to the system Leonard Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber said the CCTV system has been very successful so far.“Letterkenny Community CCTV system has been very successful over the last 10 years. Originally, we knew it would need to be extended and we are pleased to have this opportunity to apply for this funding. We hope that it will give the public an increased sense of security and will help in the detection of crime.“We know from the outset of the original system that the cameras were very effective. As technology has moved on we believe that the extension to the system will contribute even more to creating a safer society for all.”Letterkenny Chamber asks anyone with any comments to email cctvletterkenny@gmail.com. CCTV system to be extended around Letterkenny town was last modified: April 26th, 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:CCTVletterkennylast_img read more