Felix to miss Doha meet

first_imgDOHA, Qatar (AP):Organisers say Olympic 200 metres champion Allyson Felix has pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Doha next week because of a “minor” ankle injury she picked up in training.Felix was to open her season by running in the 100 metres in Qatar on May 6.In a statement released by organisers, Felix says, “My coach and I feel that it is best to be fully healthy before opening up.”Felix is also scheduled to run the 400 metres at the Prefontaine Classic at the end of May, part of her preparations before attempting a 200-400 double at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.At the Prefontaine Classic, Felix is set to go up against Olympic 400 metres champion Sanya Richards-Ross at Hayward Field on May 27-28.last_img

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Matthysse will have ‘no respect’ as he aims to beat Pacquiao

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins An 11-time champion across eight divisions, Pacquiao weighed in at a trim 146 pounds while Matthysse tipped the scales at 146.7 pounds.“I know Manny Pacquiao brings an intense energy in a fight, so we are ready for that. All we need to do is just to keep composed, make sure that he is ready to catch Manny at the right time and have no respect for Manny,” Matthysse’s trainer, Joel Diaz, told The Associated Press after the weigh-in.FEATURED 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’The main advantage for Matthysse, known by his nickname “The Machine” for winning 36 out of his 39 matches by knockout, is his strength and ability to deliver power punches from both hands, Diaz said.“All I can say is this…it’s not going to be an easy fight for Manny Pacquiao. If Lucas lands any punches on Pacquiao, he will hurt him because he hits real hard,” Diaz added. “Lucas Matthysse is stepping up to the level of opposition. He’s fighting against a legend and he’s in the best shape of his life. Everything is at stake for him. He is defending his title and secondly, he knows by beating Manny Pacquiao, it will be in the history books.”“Pacman” Pacquiao, who turns 40 in December, returns to the ring a year after his shock decision loss to Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane.Pacquiao, 39, has won 59 times, including 38 by knockout, and lost seven times (three by knockout) along with two draws.Pacquiao was greeted by hundreds of excited Filipino fans as he flexed on stage Saturday after the weigh-in. He smiled and appeared relaxed in contrast to a grim-looking Matthysse as they posed for the cameras.Pacquiao didn’t speak after the weigh-in but the words on his long sleeve t-shirt reflected his determination to seek a 60th victory: “Fight On.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose after weigh-in n Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Argentinian Lucas Matthysse will have “no respect” as he seeks to knock out Manny Pacquiao and defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title in Sunday’s showdown that could cap an illustrious career for the Filipino sports icon.Both fighters were comfortably below the 147-pound limit when they stepped on a scale Saturday ahead of their match, dubbed the “Fight of Champions.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding It will be the first time since 2001 that Pacquiao is fighting without longtime trainer Freddie Roach, who was dropped in the run-up to the Malaysian fight and replaced with former assistant coach and friend Buboy Fernandez.A once impoverished rural boy who turned into one of the world’s wealthiest sportsman and now a Filipino senator, Pacquiao’s rags-to-riches story has inspired many in his country. His biggest supporter on Sunday will be President Rodrigo Duterte, who will arrive in Malaysia to watch the match ahead of an official visit.Pacquiao is “110 percent fit” physically and mentally, his conditioning coach Justin Fortune told the AP after the weigh-in. The Australian said age isn’t a barrier for Pacquiao and that he has been able to juggle the sport along his political duties and other multiple interests.“He’s in great condition. For 16 years, Pacquiao has been at the top, No. 1 of world champion. His longevity at this level in this sport is unprecedented,” Fortune said.“Every fight for Pacquiao is the same way: very, very important fight. We take every fight seriously. Matthysse is a dangerous guy as was with every other fighter that Manny fought.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs Matthysse View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Pharmacists offer tips for travel

first_imgPhoto: (From lef tot right) Pharmacist Lori Bonertz and Pharmacy Techs Val Kantz and Mariah Esau promoting Pharmacist Appreciation Week./ Sean Assor, Energeticcity.ca Pharmacist Appreciation Week is currently in full swing.- Advertisement -This year, the theme for the week of March 6- 12 is “your prescription for a healthy spring break.” The week stresses what measures people can take in order to stay healthy while traveling on vacation.Pharmacist Lori Bonertz says many times health precautions are overlooked when someone is preparing to travel. However, Bonertz says that it is important to notify a doctor and pharmacist in advance when someone is planning to travel, in order to receive proper medication or vaccinations. She says receiving necessary vaccinations will help people prevent contracting diseases like hepatitis A and B.Bonertz also discussed a new program called “Medication Management” where a pharmacist, a doctor and the patient all discuss that patient’s medical history and determine how to provide him or her with the best treatment plan and medication schedule.When stressing the importance of healthy travel, Bonertz says it is recommended to notify health authorities in advance so that proper medical precautions can be taken to ensure someone has a safe and healthy travel experience.last_img read more

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Students get up for aviation jobs

first_imgVAN NUYS — Hundreds of students swarmed Syncro Hangar at Van Nuys Airport on Friday to test flight simulators, construct tiny model planes and pose behind NASA spacesuit cutouts during Aviation Career Day. “When I came here it was really an eye opener,” said Amanda Evans, 18, after stepping out of the cockpit of a flight simulator. The intensity of the experience made Evans, a senior at Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, more excited about her plans to study aeronautics and aerospace engineering at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Evans was one of 1,400 students from local middle and high schools who explored the cavernous hangar and learned about studying and working in the aviation industry. Chatting with former military pilots made Kevin Kumar, 17, a junior at Northridge Academy, more open to enlisting. Kumar started thinking about enlisting after getting his SAT results back. With his score, “it would be hard to get into a good college,” Kumar confided. “This would be a second path.” Local officials encouraged students to aim for aviation jobs close to home during a brief presentation that kicked off the fair. “We brought you here today because we believe in you and we believe you can live large and find a job in this industry,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, who co-sponsored the event with Syncro Aviation and whose district includes the airport. Landing one of the 10,000 jobs generated by the airport is possible for locals, according to Kenn Phillips, director of work force and education at the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. One in four of those working as mechanics or engineers at the airport will retire in the next decade and need to be replaced, Phillips said. “It’s an older, white-haired work force,” he said. Plus, with private air travel booming and the Valley population continuing to grow, even more positions will be created. For many students, the dream job that bounced off their tongue was pilot. But for every flying ace, there are dozens more support jobs, making flying highly competitive. On aviationemployment.com, out of 3,600 job postings, only 29 called for pilots. At the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University booth, Jake McIntire was trying to make other aviation jobs, such as engineering, as exciting as flying planes. McIntire, an assistant admissions director at the school’s campus in Prescott, Ariz., was handing out balsa wood model planes for students to put together. The freebies were working wonders. Students mobbed the table, standing three and four deep for a chance to grab a wood sheet imprinted with plane parts. They popped out the wings and body, hastily put them together, then stuck around to ask for tips to make them fly better. The planes attract students who are interested in hands-on, technical jobs. They “spark an interest in building things,” McIntire said. — Julia Scott, (818) 713-3735julia.scott@dailynews.com 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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Dzyuba hits Nations League winner as Russia down Turkey

first_imgStanislav Cherchesov’s men were intent on taking up where they had left off and the visitors looked well on their way when Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev opened the scoring with a well-struck volley after just 13 minutes.Serdar Aziz gave Turkey a lifeline when he levelled four minutes before the interval with a fine strike from just inside the area as Russia failed to clear.But only eight minutes later slack defending saw Yuri Gazinski’s short pass find Dzyuba unmarked on the right side, the captain finishing with calm to stun the hosts.Turkey should have levelled in the dying seconds when Hakan Calhanoglu pounced on a fortuitous rebound inside the area but Russia ‘keeper Andrei Lunev did well to get down quick and thwart his low snap shot.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Artem Dzyuba celebrates scoring Russia’s winner in a 2-1 Nations League victory over Turkey. © AFP / OZAN KOSETRABZON, Turkey, Sep 8 – Artem Dzyuba hit a second-half winner as World Cup quarter-finalists Russia opened their Nations League campaign with a 2-1 away win over Turkey on Friday.Hosts Russia were one of the surprises of the summer’s World Cup, when they came close to booking a place in the last four before exiting the competition 4-3 on penalties to Croatia.last_img read more

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Vancouver, Fortis, work together to extract renewable natural gas from landfill

first_imgNewly produced renewable natural gas will move the city and utility closer to a target of having renewable natural gas form 15 per cent of the gas supply by 2030, it says in a statement.Fortis vice-president Douglas Stout says the converted gas blends seamlessly with natural gas already in the system.“This is our largest RNG project to date and the RNG generated from the landfill will be delivered into the local natural gas distribution system as a renewable source of energy,” he says in the statement. The expected additional annual emissions reduction from this project will amount to taking 2,600 cars off the road each year, Fortis says.Advertisement VANCOUVER — A Vancouver-area landfill has received approval to produce renewable natural gas, a type of energy captured from biogases created by rotting food or other decomposing organic matter.Fortis BC and the City of Vancouver will work together to harness renewable natural gas from the city’s landfill in Delta.Fortis says construction of the biogas facility will begin next year and take about 18 to 24 months to complete.- Advertisement -The landfill’s renewable natural gas will be used in city buildings and vehicles.It will also fuel the city facility that extracts waste thermal energy from sewage and uses it to provide space heating and hot water to buildings in part of False Creek.Fortis says it has a shared commitment with Vancouver to develop more renewable energy and support the broader greenhouse gas reduction goals in the province’s CleanBC strategyAdvertisement This report by the Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2019The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Atletico Madrid lead race for £20million-rated Tottenham and Man City target

first_imgTottenham and Manchester City will have to move fast if they want to sign Felipe Anderson after reports in Italy claimed Atletico Madrid are now leading the chase to sign the Lazio midfielder.Both Mauricio Pochettino and Manuel Pellegrini have been linked with a move for the Brazil Under-21 international who has been earning rave reviews in Serie A this season.Anderson has scored six goals and made six assists in just 21 games and has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs.But Italian website Calciomercato is reporting that the La Liga champions have been monitoring his progress in recent weeks and could be ready to make an offer for the talented 21-year-old.Anderson has a contract with Lazio until 2018 and it is claimed the Italian side would demand at least £20m for his services. Felipe Anderson in action for Lazio 1last_img read more

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WATCH: Georgia U19s’ amazing 26-touch header bin challenge

first_imgFirst Chelsea, then Man United and now….a bunch of teenagers?Georgia’s Under-19s side are the latest team to take on football’s newest social craze – the header bin challenge!They may not have their named emblazoned on the backs of the general public, but they still managed to show up the Premier League stars with this amazing 26-touch success in their dressing room.Check it out in the video above!last_img

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JUSTICE MINISTER CONSIDERING TO LIFT BAN ON ALCOHOL SALES ON GOOD FRIDAY

first_imgDonegal publicans could get a timely boost with the news that Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is considering lifting the ban on alcohol sales on Good Friday.However, Fitzgerald insists it will not come into affect this year but admitted she is considering lifting the ban next year.Fitzgerald has come under increasing pressure form the tourism industry to allow pubs to open on Good Friday. Thousands of tourists descend on different parts of Ireland on Easter weekend every year.However, some tourists unaware of the tradition are left perplexed by everywhere being shut down, especially our pubs.That has led to calls from the tourism industry to lift the ban immediately ahead of the Easter Holidays in April.The Champions cup quarter-final takes place over the Easter weekend this year and plans to lift the ban last year in Limerick fell on deaf ears. The ban will remain in effect for Good Friday 2015 but could this be the last year of the ban?What are your thoughts on divisive issue? Should the ban remain in place or should it be lifted?JUSTICE MINISTER CONSIDERING TO LIFT BAN ON ALCOHOL SALES ON GOOD FRIDAY was last modified: February 3rd, 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:alcoholbanBusinessFeaturesFrances FitzgeraldGood FridayJUSTICE MINISTERnewslast_img read more

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English man seeks help in finding Donegal father he never knew

first_imgAn English man has launched an appeal to find his father who he believes to be from Donegal.David Scott was born on the 11th of November 1976 to Julie Dixon in Lynemouth, Northumberland, England.Although David has asked his mother Julie for information, her refusal unfortunately led to the disintegration of their relationship. After exhausting all avenues, forty long years have passed without any information.David’s partner Carly Golsbury got in touch with Donegal Daily, and said that David has always wanted to know his father’s name.The only information that David has was told to him by a close family friend. The friend says that his father’s name is either Bobby or Benny, and that he is from Donegal. They also said that his father worked at Alcan Power Station, Northumberland, England, and had a brief relationship with Julie Dixon at the beginning of 1976.Carly explained to Donegal Daily; “All he has ever wanted to know is who this man is, he doesn’t want anything just to know this man’s name to fill a hole in his life that’s always been there. David“Forty years is a long time to wonder who you are and where you came from. David would love the closure of knowing at least his father’s name.“David spent many years asking Julie about his father but she still refused to give him any answers, this resulted in the end of their relationship. David asked his grandfather but still received no answers, unfortunately his grandfather passed away a short while later. Life carried on for David and he came to terms with not knowing his father. He explored every option he could think of.“Forty long years passed with no answers.”During David’s childhood, he believed that his mother’s partner was his biological father, and did not understand why his sister still got to see his ‘dad’ after his ‘parents’ split up.“David was a happy healthy child living with his mother, her partner (who David was led to believe was his dad) and his baby sister. David had no reason to doubt this man was his father, they had the same surname and lived together as a family. David as a child.“Until this man left David’s life, he continued to see his daughter and David recalls wondering why he could never go with his ‘dad’. He later found out this man wasn’t his biological father and that David’s surname had been changed at a young age.”Carly explains that the lack of information on his father deeply troubled David as a boy; and still there continues to be a void in his life.“David began to question who his father was and why he couldn’t see him, he never received any answers to these questions. Life carried on with a huge void in David’s life, David rebelled from a young age, leaving school and home at twelve, he moved in with his grandfather and began to find his feet in the world.“He did odd jobs for locals in the village to pay his way in life and saved up every penny he could to buy himself a horse, with this horse he began to go around the village selling fruit and vegetables to the locals. “David later settled down and had two children of his own before buying his own fruit and vegetable shop.”David’s children ask about their grandfather; but unfortunately he has no answers.“There continued to be a void in David’s life, he didn’t have the answers when his children asked about their grandfather, he had no answers when there was any medical questions about family history.“David spent many years asking Julie about his father but she still refused to give him any answers, this resulted in the end of their relationship. David asked his grandfather but still received no answers, unfortunately his grandfather passed away a short while later.”“Unfortunately like I say the information we have is small but we are praying somebody somewhere knows something,” Carly concluded.If you have any information that can help us reconnect this family, please do not hesitate to contact Donegal Daily in confidence at info@donegaldaily.com or send a message to our Facebook page.English man seeks help in finding Donegal father he never knew was last modified: July 10th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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 scottdonegalEnglandfamilyjulie dixonnorthumberlandlast_img read more

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