HALIMAH NAKAAYI WINS GOLD!

first_imgUganda’s Halimah Nakaayi (R) celebrates with Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo after winning in the Women’s 800m final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on September 30, 2019. Photo  AFP   RESULTS 3000M Steeplechase Final (Peruth Chemutai 5th) 800M Final (Nakaayi 1st, Nanyondo 4th) 400M Heat (Leni Shedi 31st out of 47)Prizes Finalists win…. $60,000 $30,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000Doha, Qatar | LOUIS JADWONG | In a thrilling finish, Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi snatched the 800m title in 1:58.04 at the World Athletics Championships on Monday. Colleague Winnie Nanyondo came 4th in 1:59.18 in Uganda’s best ever performance in a single race at the Worlds.It is only the second World Championship athletics medal by a Ugandan woman, the first having been Dorcus Inzikuru’s gold in the 3000m steeplechase 14 years ago in Helsinki.On August 8, 2005, Dorcus Inzikuru stunned the world with her victory in the 3000m steeplechase women’s final, ending a 33-year-wait for a global athletics title for Uganda. The national anthem had last been played at a world athletics event in 1972, legend John Akii-Bua having won gold in the 400m hurdles.Of Uganda’s six medals at the worlds, Inzikuru’s was the only one by a woman until today. Uganda’s other gold medal favourite  Joshua Cheptegei (left) will run the 10,000m final seven days from now, on the final day October 6, a day after Stephen Kiprotich in the marathon.Uganda has participated in IAAF World championships in Athletics since 1985 and won 2 Gold medals by Dorcus Inzikuru Helsinki 2005 and Stephen Kiprotich Moscow 2013; 2 Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017, and Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing.Ugandan team in DOHA – Women (10)400 MetresLeni SHIDA800 MetresHalimah NAKAAYIWinnie NANYONDO1500 MetresEsther CHEBETWinnie NANYONDO5000 MetresSarah CHELANGAT10,000 MetresRachael Zena CHEBETJuliet CHEKWELStella CHESANGMarathonLinet Toroitich CHEBET3000 Metres SteeplechasePeruth ChemutaiMen (12)1500 MetresRonald MUSAGALA5000 MetresOscar CHELIMOStephen KISSA10,000 MetresJoshua CHEPTEGEIJacob KIPLIMO 1Abdallah Kibet MANDEMarathonStephen KIPROTICHFred MUSOBOSolomon MUTAI3000 Metres SteeplechaseAlbert CHEMUTAIBenjamin KIPLAGATBoniface Abel SIKOWO Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Local Undercover Prostitution Sting Arrests Eight Suspects

first_imgLeandro Pedro Montejo, 48, soliciting another to commit prostitution.Joshua Kaufman, 26, soliciting another to commit prostitution.Nathaniel Young, 31, soliciting another to commit prostitution.Oduguer Velasquez, 24, soliciting another to commit prostitution.Martin Luna, 41, soliciting another to commit prostitution.Christopher Allette, 31, soliciting another to commit prostitution.Martin Oser, 80, soliciting another to commit prostitution. The West Palm Beach Police Department has arrested eight people who allegedly participated in a prostitution ring.Last Tuesday night, an undercover officer made contact with each of the men who were eventually charged, offering them sex in exchange for money, according to the arrest reports. The price varied between $5 and $20.When undercover police began the solicitation, uniformed officers swarmed in and took the solicitor into custody. The conversations were recorded and will be used as evidence.The suspects and their charges are as follows: Jeremiah Garvin, 46, soliciting another to commit prostitution.last_img read more

SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test

first_imgSpaceX conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas. This was the fourth static fire test of this engine on this prototype, so it’s unclear what went wrong versus other static fire attempts.This was a test in the development of Starship, a new spacecraft that SpaceX has been developing in Boca Chica. Eventually, the company hopes to use it to replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket, but Starship is still very early in its development phase, whereas those vehicles are flight-proven, multiple times over.SpaceX had just secured FAA approval to fly its Starship prototype for short, suborbital test flights. The goal was to fly this SN4 prototype for short distances following static fire testing, but that clearly won’t be possible now, as the vehicle appears to have been completely destroyed in the explosion following Friday’s test, as you can see below in the stream from NASASpaceflight.com.last_img read more

Police: Man Killed on I-95 is Possible Suspect in Boynton Stabbing

first_imgThe man who was fatally struck by a vehicle on I-95 in Boca Raton last Thursday morning is suspected of a stabbing a woman about 30 minutes earlier in Boynton Beach, according to police.Boynton Beach Police responded to a report of a stabbing at 5:30 a.m. that morning in the Verona community, off Southwest Eighth Street and north of Woolbright Road.Just after 6 a.m., a man was hit by two tractor-trailers in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Clint Moore Road. Florida Highway Patrol authorities said the man was a pedestrian.According to police, the suspected stabber’s car was found that morning on the highway overpass at Clint Moore Road.Police have not named either the male suspected in the stabbing or the injured female, who was last reported in stable condition.Investigators are calling the stabbing “domestic-related.”Anyone with information is asked to call Boynton Beach Detective Nicole Loshelder at (561) 732-8116 or Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477).last_img read more

Worker Loses Arm in Freak Accident at Fort Lauderdale Construction Site

first_imgA construction worker had an arm severed when he fell at a Fort Lauderdale job site.The incident happened as an elevator came down Thursday afternoon, rescue officials say.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said they responded just before 3 p.m. to the downtown site off NE 7th Street and 4th Ave.When paramedics arrived, they discovered that a 39-year-old man had been working on the 6th floor when he fell to the 5th floor, next to an elevator shaft. The elevator was coming down at the time and severed his arm.Construction workers were able to pull the man safely down to the ground floor, and paramedics brought him to Broward Health to be treated for his injuries.Fire officials say he was alert when transported to the hospital, and was to undergo surgery late Thursday.Alta Developers said the man is an employee of L&R Structural, a subcontractor working at EON II Flagler Village, a multifamily development that is under construction.“Safety is a top priority at every one of our projects,” Juan Carlos Freyre, executive VP of the development company, said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor this situation and his condition. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this individual and his family.”last_img read more

NASA Develops Face Touch Warning Pendant

first_imgIt’s not for sale, but the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has instructions online if you want to build one yourself. All it takes is a motor, wire, infrared sensor, battery, transistor, resistor and a 3-D printer. (Undated) — How many times do you touch your face in an hour? The average is 16 times. Now, a new pendant developed by NASA will warn you if you’re about to touch your face and possibly spread COVID-19. Called PULSE, the necklace vibrates when you raise your hands near your head and is most effective when it is worn six inches below your chin. The necklace is not meant to replace masks.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has designed a 3D printable necklace that vibrates, or omits a pulse, when the wear’s hands are too close to their face. Called PULSE, the device uses an infrared proximity sensory with up to 12 inches of range and once motion is detected, a small vibration motor inside is activated. The American space agency hopes the wearable will help limit the spread of the coronavirus.last_img read more

New face joins England boys’ team for title defence

first_img Toby Briggs, 17, (Dunston Hall) is an England and GB&I boy international who was fifth in qualifying at the European boys’ team championship and won all his matches. He had a top ten finish in the German boys’ open.  Pagdin was born in Sheffield – and is a Sheffield United fan – but moved to America at the age of three. He is a member at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, where he practices regularly with his close friends Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell. Robin Williams, 15, (Peterborough Milton) was third in the U16 McGregor trophy and fifth in the U18 Carris Trophy. He was fifth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and had a string of successful results in men’s events in South Africa. He currently plays off a handicap of plus-4 and since he was 11 has been ranked either top, or in the top three, nationally of his school graduation year. He has a low tournament score of 63 and several notable national wins in in US junior championships together with recent high finishes in men’s amateur tournaments. He joins:  2 Aug 2017 New face joins England boys’ team for title defence Ben Jones, 18, (Northamptonshire County) currently leads the English boys’ order of merit, has won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and was fourth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy.  Jack Cope, 18, (The Players Club) was the leading English player in the U18 boys’ Carris Trophy, taking fourth place. He tied for the Irish boys’ open only to lose a play-off when his opponent holed out for eagle. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Charlie Strickland, 18, (Ham Manor) has won the men’s Duncan Putter and the Peter McEvoy Trophy this season. He reach the last 16 of the Amateur Championship and was runner up in the Lytham Trophy and the Darwin Salver. Alex Fitzpatrick, 18, (Hallamshire) was leading scorer at the Northern boys’ qualifying championship for county finals, tied 10th in the Carris Trophy and played all four rounds of the European amateur championship.  Conor Gough, 14, (Stoke Park) was in England’s winning team at last weekend’s European Young Masters and was seventh individually. He was 11th in the English U16 McGregor Trophy and last year won the English U14 Reid Trophy.  Thomas Plumb, 18, (Sherborne) was runner-up individually in the South West qualifying championship for county finals. He’s had high finishes in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the Sottish men’s open.  Harry Goddard, 17, (Hanbury Manor) is the Daily Telegraph junior champion. This season he was 9th in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, reached the quarter finals of the Spanish amateur and was in the top 20 at the Brabazon Trophy. USA-based Joe Pagdin will join the England boys’ team for the defence of their Home Internationals title at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire, from 8-10 August.  Pagdin, 15, will play alongside Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Jack Cope of Gloucestershire (pictured), Danny Daniels and Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire, Alex Fitzpatrick of Yorkshire, Conor Gough of Buckinghamshire, Ben Jones and Robin Williams of Northamptonshire, Thomas Plumb of Dorset and Charlie Strickland of Sussex.  Danny Daniels, 18, (Essendon) was third in the Irish boys’ open and sixth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Last year he helped England win the Canadian International Junior Challenge and was fifth overall. last_img read more

Girls’ golf set for a celebration in Hampshire

first_img Girls’ golf will be in for a great celebration next week when 144 leading young players head to Blackmoor Golf Club, Hampshire, in search of national titles.The English U16 and U14 girls’ championships will be played from Tuesday to Thursday, August 8-10, and have attracted an international entry from 15 countries.The players include girl international Annabell Fuller, pictured, (Roehampton, Surrey), who has just helped England win the team championship at the European Young Masters. Meanwhile, the host club will be represented by Olivia Ripiner, from England Golf’s South regional U16 squad.Blackmoor is regarded as one of the best courses in Hampshire. It was originally laid out by renowned golf architect Harry Colt, and consists of two loops of nine holes created from heathland, with fairways surrounded by heather, pine, birch and oak trees.The curtain raiser to the week will turn the focus on handicap golf when 22 young players compete in the Abraham Trophy to find England’s most improved girl golfer.They’ve all qualified on the basis of handicap reduction and will play off for the national title on Monday, August 7.Between them the Abraham Trophy finalists represent 13 counties:Buckinghamshire – Olivia Lee of Gerrards Cross; Amelia Curtis of Stoke Park.Derbyshire – Hannah Morrison of Chapel-en-le-Frith.Dorset – Sienna Birch, Louise Burke and Chloe Haesler of Broadstone.Hampshire – Ellie Mans of Barton-on-Sea; Hannah Dymott of Meon Valley.Hertfordshire – Hallie Copping-jones of Bishops Stortford.Lancashire – Emily James of Royal Lytham & St Annes.Lincolnshire – Tilly Garfoot of Spalding.Middlesex – Lucy Handley of Pinner Hill.Norfolk – Hope Neild of Royal Norwich.Northamptonshire – Ashleigh Critchley of Kettering.Surrey – Sasha Crockett of Burhill; Lottie Woad of Farnham; Alexandra Jakins and Sarah Mardani of Windlesham.Worcestershire – Lucy Buckley of Bromsgrove; Kacey Haynes and Lili Rose Hunt of Gaudet Luce.Yorkshire – Jessica Hosking of Huddersfield.Click here for more information on the Abraham TrophyClick here for more information on the English U16 and U14 girls’ championshipsImage copyright Stills Photography 3 Aug 2017 Girls’ golf set for a celebration in Hampshire last_img read more

Game Day Preview: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

first_imgAntonio Brown (84) and teammate Emmanuel Sanders (88) react after a catch during the second half against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) The black and gold finally picked up their first win of the season last week in New York against the Jets and the team is ready to turn that win into back to back wins and then some.The challenge won’t be easy as they take on the hated rival Ravens. It will be a hard hitting, trash talking, close game.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:These games are always close and the defense will need to play a pivotal role in this one. Last week they were able to get their first two turnovers of the season and they’ll need to get another one or two again to help set up the offense with decent field position.Antonio Brown needs to continue to shine. He’s been the best offensive weapon on the team in the last 3 or 4 weeks and he needs to be the ‘go to’ guy in big games like this. His ability to go deep as well as across the middle makes him a true impact receiver.The rookies are going to need to play like veterans. Linebackers Jarvis Jones and Vince Williams are now very key players on this team. They will get introduced to this rivalry in a hurry. These two, along with LeVeon Bell on the offensive side of the ball will all have a big impact on the outcome of this game.  If they struggle, it could be a long day.  The offensive line is going to need to play better than they have all season long. They showed some improvement against the Jets and they’ll need to build on that against a Ravens defense that will be salivating at the very idea of hitting Big Ben. If they can’t keep Ben upright and away from the Ravens defense; he may not make it through the game.  Here are a Few Things to Watch:Heath Miller – He’s Ben’s security blanket. With an anticipated rush on just about every down coming from the Ravens, Miller could play a huge role in what the black and gold do on offense.Ike Taylor – He’ll be guarding Torrey Smith most of the game. Smith is a burner and had a game winning grab against the Steelers at Heinz Field last season. Taylor will need to play his usual stellar defense to keep Smith in check. Will he be up for the challenge?Brett Keisel – At this moment he’s expected to play but coming off a rib injury last week, how effective will he be?The Terrible Towel – With the team finally getting a win last week and one of the biggest games of the year being played, will the crowd be a factor? Can the terrible towel waving crazies impact the game? If they are loud enough and stick it out, yes, they can and they will.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at mike@steelnationassociation.com.last_img read more

2014 Little League World Series…Mo’Ne Davis doesn’t pitch but hits RBI in Pennsylvania’s win over Texas

first_imgPhiladelphia’s Mo’ne Davis drives in a run with a single to right field off Pearland pitcher Clayton Broeder during the first inning of a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Thirteen-year-old pitching sensation Mo’Ne Davis didn’t pitch Aug, 17 during the Taney Dragon’s (Pennsylvania) matchup against Pearland East (Texas) in the 2014 Little League World Series tournament in Williamsport, Pa. Little League rules require pitchers to rest a full three days between pitching performances.But Davis’ absence from the mound didn’t stop her from making an impact in Taney’s 7-6 comeback win over Texas.Instead of pitching, Mo’Ne played shortstop on defense and contributed in the batting lineup Sunday night. She popped a RBI single near center field in the first inning to help her team take an early 2-0 lead, and was walked during her next at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning. She later hit a ground ball and was quickly thrown out during her third and final at-bat in the fifth inning. With her RBI single, she became the sixth girl to record a hit in LLWS history and fourth to post an RBI.With Davis resting her arm, the team’s next best pitcher, 12-year-old Jared Sprague-Lott, started the game for Taney. Sprague-Lott threw eight strikeouts but also gave up two home runs and five earned runs total. Sprague-Lott was replaced in the fifth inning after giving up his second homer. Joe Richardson took over the pitching mound for Taney but gave up another run to push Texas ahead, 6-3, in the top of the fifth.Zion Spearman came up big for Taney with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth and Kai Cummings added an RBI single to help cut the score to 6-5 heading into the sixth inning. Taney then clinched its comeback victory after Spearman smacked a RBI triple in the sixth inning to tie the score at 6, followed by a Texas throwing error on a walk-off single by Tai Shanahan to give Taney the 7-6 win over Texas.Taney (2-0) will see it’s next LLWS action on Wednesday, Aug. 20.  Mo’Ne Davis will start the game as pitcher.– See more at: http://www.afro.com/mone-davis-doesnt-pitch-but-hits-rbi-in-pennsylvanias-taney-dragons-win-over-texas/?utm_source=Afro+Weekend+Sports+Wrap-Up+E-Blast%3A+August+18%2C+2014&utm_campaign=Sports+Lineup&utm_medium=email#sthash.9godUIv9.dpuflast_img read more

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