Can the US sweep women’s 100m hurdles?

first_imgRaymond ‘KC’ Graham: It has been tough going so far for the United States, but this event could bring some joy for them as history could be created. Andre Lowe: First, congrats on your call of Van Niekerk winning the men’s 400m. Anyway, yes, this is certainly one of their strongest events and one that they have totally dominated all year. Only Tiffany Porter from Great Britain breaks the list of six Americans among the top seven hurdlers this year. We could see a sweep of medals here. KC: Yes, but they will be keeping their fingers crossed as they wouldn’t like a repeat of the men’s 400m hurdles, where the two top athletes in the World going into the Championship were not even in the final. This being an obstacle event, anything can happen. Andre: Hurdles are tricky and we know there will be incidents. Sharika Nelvis, though, seems like a true competitor, Dawn Harper-Nelson is experienced, Kendra Harrison is dangerous, and the defending champion Brianna Rollins is always a factor. Those are the key names in this event, along with Porter. KC: Harper-Nelson will be hoping for a big result as, after being seventh in Berlin, third in Daegu, and fourth in Moscow, time is running out for her. And if she does not win now, I don’t see her doing so in the future as there are too many young rising stars from her own country who are ready to pounce. Andre: I don’t see Harper-Nelson finishing in the top two spots. She may very well find herself in a scrap with the likes of Porter for bronze. KC: You could be right, but this is the venue where she won her first and only global title, being Olympic champion and we have seen several athletes at the Championship repeating their Beijing success. This could be good motivation for her. Andre: Like you have pointed out in the past, she’ll struggle with anything faster than 12.5. This final will be faster than 12.5. She can forget about gold and silver for that matter. She has a chance at the bronze, though. KC: It should, and as I have always said, any winning time under 12.40 seconds, she will not be a factor. I think the winning time here is going to be around 12.35 to 12.38 seconds. Andre: I’m liking Nelvis for the gold medal. I like her technique and her mental strength. She likes a good head-on battle and it’s going to take strong hearts to win this. I also think the defending champ, Brianna Rollins, will be ready to run in the 12.3 range and looks like she can challenge for a top-two spot. KC: Two years ago after running 12.26 seconds, I thought Rollins was going to dominate for a long time, but things have changed since and I see her fighting out for bronze with Harper-Nelson. I don’t see Nelvis losing this one. I have her winning in around 12.32, with Kendra Harrison finishing second, and the United States creating history by taking the top four spots. I also think Jamaica’s Danielle Williams will be in the final. Andre: Williams can go as fast as 12.6 if she works on certain areas and that will get her in the final for sure. Nelvis from Rollins, from Harrison – that’s your top three!last_img read more

‘Something New’ is a brand new bridal experience for Letterkenny

first_imgDonegal’s newest bridal boutique has opened in Letterkenny to offer an exclusive experience for brides-to-be and their parties.Anyone looking for their dream wedding dress knows the importance of attention, guidance and care when they are having a fitting.Something New, located on the Port Road, makes sure every bride has an exclusive and private consultation while they try on the store’s stunning designer gowns. The store is a labour of love of Clare Grealis from Dungloe, who opened just months after her own wedding last summer.“I’ve always loved wedding dresses. I was getting married myself and I was obsessed with wedding dresses and everything related to weddings,” Clare told Donegal Daily.Clare Grealis, proprietor of Something New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennyClare also has a beautiful range of wedding decor for hire under the name ‘Something Borrowed’. With wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns and decor, the new Letterkenny boutique is a real one-stop shop for unique finds.Visits to Something New are by appointment only to ensure every woman gets their privacy to browse the designer dresses. Something New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennySomething New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennySomething New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennySomething New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennySomething New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennySomething New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennyClare’s main goal is to help brides in every way on their search for a dress.“My main aim is to make the bride feel special.“I love helping brides, I come in to work everyday happy.“And we know brides don’t want to spend extortionate money. Our average dress is around €1,500 – €1,600 and our most expensive is about €2,000,” Clare adds.Clare Grealis in the Something Borrowed Decor Display room of Something New on Port Road Letterkenny2020, Clare says, is going to be a huge year for weddings. And this summer she is giving all her bridal customers and extra gift as they will get a free voucher for the Seascape Spa in the Silver Tassie Hotel when they Say Yes to the Dress during the months of July and August. Saying Yes to the Dress is always an unforgettable part of a woman’s wedding journey. To add to this, Clare makes every visit to Something New a special party for the bride and her guests. Prosecco, lemonade and sweet treats are provided for all and the elegant boutique rooms are luxurious and spacious for a great get-together.Something New bridal boutique fitting roomSomething New bridal boutique fitting roomSomething New bridal boutique, Port Road, LetterkennyAnd if you say yes in Something New boutique you also get 15% off any of the decor packages from Something Borrowed!If you’d like to book a private consultation then don’t hesitate to get in touch by Facebook message or calling Clare on 0749124552  www.somethingnewbridalboutique.net Clare Grealis, proprietor of Something New bridal boutique, Port Road, Letterkenny‘Something New’ is a brand new bridal experience for Letterkenny was last modified: July 11th, 2019 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)Tags:bridalbridal boutiqueClare Grealisletterkenny bridesomething newwedding dressesweddingslast_img read more

Did failed Warriors’ TV show pave the way for ‘This Is Us’?

first_imgA buddy comedy set in the world of the Golden State Warriors? Hollywood producer Dan Fogelman thought it was a slam dunk.But the show never made it to the air and that failure just might have paved the way for the biggest hit of Fogelman’s career — “This Is Us.”Maybe Steph Curry could have made a cameoSpeaking on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” earlier this week, Fogelman, who created “This Is Us,” recalled how he made a series pilot for ABC with the Warriors just as the team was “rising to …last_img read more

H-DNL football: Fortuna falls 35-20 to Foothill

first_imgLevi Nyberg had a trio of rushing touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies fell 35-20 on homecoming to visiting Foothill—Palo Cedro, Friday night at Husky Field.Nyberg kept the Huskies close in the first half with a pair of gritty touchdown runs.The junior put Fortuna on the board early in the second quarter with a 4-yard run. Kobe Letter punched it in from two yards out on the ensuing 2-point conversion to put the Huskies ahead 8-7. The scoring opportunity was furnished by a blocked …last_img read more

Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80

first_imgBut the Green Archers are not alone in that discussion, with the bench tacticians also put last year’s runner-up Ateneo and semifinalist Far Eastern University are in the discussion as well together with Adamson.“Like last year, [the teams to beat are] still the top four from last year,” said National University coach Jamike Jarin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Of course, the top four teams last season will still be there,” added University of the East mentor Derrick Pumaren.“The ones who were in the championship last year are still it. La Salle and Ateneo are there, FEU is still there. They’re the usual suspects. It’s always them because they have the program year in and year out and they’re always in the pipeline,” said University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It’s very competitive this year, a well-balanced field. All of the teams we saw in the Filoil were strong, so you can’t say that only a handful of teams are contenders because we expect everyone to give it their all this year,” said new FEU coach Olsen Racela. Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80973 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 It may be the start of a new season, but the usual suspects still emerged as the favorites this year.Defending champion La Salle was the unanimous choice by UAAP coaches as the team to beat.ADVERTISEMENT Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven the favorites admit that last year’s contenders are still primed for huge runs in this campaign, but also said other teams that can pull off surprises.“NU should also be there because of coach Jamike. We also haven’t won against UP this season, so we’re in danger against coach Bo,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo.“I think that UP shouldn’t be a dark horses now, but rather, they’re one of the contenders also. NU, I think, is also now the dark horse of the league,” shared Ateneo deputy Sandy Arespacochaga.But for the other coaches, they believe that it’s a pretty even competition this year in the UAAP that no teams can be considered as a pushover.“All teams are competitive, they all have equal chances,” said UST coach Boy Sablan.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Back to school for students in northern First Nations means leaving family

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN National NewsYes it’s that time of year again.Summer is over and it’s back to school time.For hundreds of students in Ontario’s far north, getting to school means more than just jumping on the school bus, it means jumping on a plan and leaving their families.In the coming months, Willow Fiddler will be looking at what this is like for three students attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty School in Thunder Bay.last_img

Cultural extravaganza ends

first_imgThe city saw the best of theatre from around the world under one roof when the 18th edition of ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ was held in the national Capital. From international to Indian plays, Delhiites witnessed amazing performances by theatre artists, who brought life into the plays written by renowned playwrights. The 18th edition of ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ came to an end as the valedictory ceremony of the annual international theatre festival of National School of Drama’s was held on Sunday at Kamani Auditorium in the national Capital.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (independent charge), Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India was the Chief Guest for the evening, while Mannu Bhandari, renowned Hindi writer was the Guest of Honour. Famous Pandwani artist Teejan Bai was the special guest and the ceremony was presided over by Ratan Thiyam, Chairman, National School of Drama Society. Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama was also present during the occasion. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDuring his address, Dr Mahesh Sharma said: “National School of Drama is an institution of great importance to our country. The government has already earmarked a budget of Rs 180 crores for constructing the new building of NSD, and we are also hoping that the institute gets its status as an institute of national importance in the near future. We are very happy to see that the youth at this institution is actively participating to promote theatre.” Mannu Bhandari, renowned Hindi writer shared some wonderful anecdotes related to her experiences with National School of Drama and the theatre field and said that this is the time for the new generation to take forward the legacy.Famous Pandwani artist Teejan Bai said: “I congratulate National School of Drama for celebrating the art of theatre with such splendour. I wish that every artist of this country achieves great heights and promote the culture and heritage of India.”The 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, which was organised from February 1-21, was held across leading venues in the national Capital where best of plays from around the world were staged. The parallel festivals this year took place in Jammu, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Thiruvananthapuram from February 3-14. Ratan Thiyam, Chairman, National School of Drama Society said: “It was an unforgettable experience of plays during the 21 days of the 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav. As it concludes, I thank everyone for their wholehearted participation for this edition and hope that the 19th edition in the spring next year is an even better success.”Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama said: “The 18th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav saw over 80 plays from 11 countries (apart from India) being staged and I thank them for making this a truly memorable festival.”last_img read more

Loneliness predictive of preclinical Alzheimers disease

first_imgThe constant feeling of being lonely and isolated may be due to the increased amyloid levels in the brain and can be indicative of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found.Loneliness – characterised by subtle feelings of social detachment – may be associated with early brain changes in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, prior to mild cognitive impairment.The findings showed that higher brain amyloid burden was associated with more frequent feelings of isolation, being left out, and lacking companionship, independent of sociodemographic factors, objective measures of social network, depressive and anxiety symptoms. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“The study reports a novel association of loneliness and cortical amyloid burden in cognitively normal adults and present evidence for loneliness as a neuropsychiatric symptom relevant to preclinical Alzheimer’s disease,” said Nancy J Donovan, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard in Boston. Emotional and behavioural symptoms in cognitively normal older people may be direct manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathophysiology at the preclinical stage, prior to the onset of mild cognitive impairment, the study stated. For the study, the team included 43 women and 36 men with an average age of about 76 years. Out of these, 22 (28 per cent) were carriers of the genetic risk factor apolipoprotein, and 25 (32 per cent) were in the amyloid-positive group based on volume in imaging.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe participants’ average loneliness score was 5.3 on a scale of 3 to 12. Higher cortical amyloid levels were associated with greater loneliness after controlling for age, sex, genetic risk, socioeconomic status, depression, anxiety and social network. The participants in the amyloid-positive group were 7.5 times more likely to be classified as lonely than non-lonely compared with individuals in the amyloid-negative group. The association between high amyloid levels and loneliness was also stronger in APOE 4 carriers than in non-carriers. “The study will inform new research into the neurobiology of loneliness and other socioemotional changes in late life and may enhance early detection and intervention research in Alzheimer’s disease,” said Donovan.last_img read more

GitHub now allows issue transfer between repositories a public beta version

first_imgYesterday, GitHub announced that repository admins can now transfer issues from one repository to another better fitting repository, to help those issues find their home. This project by GitHub is currently is in public beta version. Nat Friedman, CEO of GitHub, in his tweet said, “We’ve just shipped the ability to transfer an issue from one repo to another. This is one of the most-requested GitHub features. Feels good!” When the user transfers an issue, the comments, assignees, and issue timeline events are retained. The issue’s labels, projects, and milestones are not retained, although users can see past activity in the issue’s timeline. People or teams who are mentioned in the issue will receive a notification letting them know that the issue has been transferred to a new repository. The original URL redirects to the new issue’s URL. People who don’t have read permissions in the new repository will see a banner letting them know that the issue has been transferred to a new repository that they can’t access. Permission levels for issue transfer between repositories People with an owner or team maintainer roles can manage repository access with teams. Each team can have different repository access permissions. There are three types of repository permissions, i.e. Read, Write, and Admin, available for people or teams collaborating on repositories that belong to an organization. To transfer an open issue to another repository, the user needs to have admin permissions on the repository the issue is in and the repository where the issue is to be transferred. If the issue is being transferred from a repository that’s owned by an organization, you are a member of, you must transfer it to another repository within your organization. To know more about the repository permission levels visit GitHubHelp blog post. Steps to transfer an Open issue to another repository On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository. Under your repository name, click  Issues. In the list of issues, click the issue you’d like to transfer. In the right sidebar, click Transfer this issue. 5. In “Choose a repository,” select the repository you want to transfer the issue to. 6. Click Transfer issue. Read Next GitHub Business Cloud is now FedRAMP authorized GitHub updates developers and policymakers on EU copyright Directive at Brussels GitHub October 21st outage RCA: How prioritizing ‘data integrity’ launched a series of unfortunate events that led to a day-long outagelast_img read more