Teen smashes Michael Phelps’ long-standing 200m butterfly record

first_imgChad le Clos, who eventually finished third behind Daiya Seto and Milak, touched first through 50m and 100m, but the Hungarian stormed back to take the gold and break Phelps’ decade-old record.”It’s a tremendous honor to beat such a great men’s world record,” Milak said after the event (via the Olympic Channel).”When I turned back and I saw the time, 1:50.73? All the pressure and tension just went off my back and all the joy came out.” Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’ long-standing world record in the 200-meters butterfly was broken Wednesday by Hungarian teen Kristof Milak at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.Milak, 19, won the event final in 1:50.73, breaking Phelps’ record of 1:51.51 set in 2009. Phelps, who holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals with 23, had held the world-leading time in the event for 18 years in total, having become the youngest male to break a swimming world record at the age of 15 in March 2001.last_img read more

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Dzumhur in the Second Round of the ATP Challenger in Moscow

first_imgThe best BH tennis player, Damir Dzumhur, qualified for the second round of the ATP Challenger tournament in Moscow, after he yesterday won against the host player Philipp Davydenko with 3:6, 6:2 and 6:2.Although he lost the first set, Dzmhur outclassed the opponent in the next two sets and qualified to the second round of $ 50 000 worth tournament in the capital of Russia.It is interesting that Dzumhur and Davydenko already had an opportunity to play together at the tournament in Moscow. Namely, Dzumhur in the pair with Tomislav Brkic in the first round of qualification of doubles, was better than the Russian pair Philipp Davydenko/Alexey Vatitin with the result of 6:1 and 6:2.Two day ago, Brkic played the match of the first round of singles in which he won the Russian representative Ivan Gakhov with 6:2 and 6:4.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more

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Rex Ryan escalates feud with Baker Mayfield

first_img“I am just basing things on fact and what I see,” Ryan continued. “I only had 30 years of coaching experience, 20 in the NFL, so I can see where he would question me.”Following the Browns’ 40-25 win over the Ravens on Sunday, Mayfield was asked if Ryan’s comments added any extra motivation. Baker Mayfield says Rex Ryan’s criticism wasn’t motivation to win. pic.twitter.com/7TV5NmHZQi— ESPN (@espn) September 29, 2019Mayfield seems like he’s ready to move on from this saga. Rex Ryan just turned up the heat on his feud with Baker Mayfield.The former Jets coach wore Cleveland Browns colors on “Sunday NFL Countdown,” after the quarterback responded Wednesday to the ESPN analyst calling him “overrated as hell.” “Whatever. In the wise words of Freddie Kitchens, ‘If you don’t wear orange and brown, you don’t matter,’” Mayfield said Wednesday about Ryan’s comments. “Rex Ryan doesn’t have any colors right now for a reason, so it’s OK.”Baker Mayfield: “If you do not wear orange and brown, you do not matter”Rex Ryan: pic.twitter.com/Y8KMV55sDs— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 29, 2019MORE: Can the Browns flip their season around vs. Ravens? Ryan first sparked the dispute with his comments on Mayfield during Monday’s “First Take.” He added more fuel to the fire on Sunday, telling the quarterback not to be “the weak link” on the Browns.”Baker Mayfield better be happy I’m not in the black and purple today … ’cause he’d be in trouble.”–Rex Ryan responds to Baker Mayfield’s comments pic.twitter.com/FIUKVicqer— ESPN (@espn) September 29, 2019“Baker Mayfield better be happy I’m not in the black and purple today on that sideline, ’cause he’d be in trouble,” Ryan said ahead of the Browns’ game vs. the Ravens. “Here’s one thing I know about Baker Mayfield: Unlike any other quarterback in the National Football League, he’s got two Pro Bowl receivers (Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry) that he’s throwing to. No other team can say that. They’ve got two of them. By the way, this offensive line that’s been much-maligned, they’re ranked second in pass protection. So I don’t get it. Where’s the correlation? He’s been sacked the [fourth]-most times in the NFL, so something’s not jiving.last_img read more

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More sports in brief

first_img BASSETERRE, Guadeloupe (CMC): President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), Brian Lewis, has been elected interim president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC). Lewis was elected unanimously at the organisation’s annual general assembly in Guadeloupe on Sunday, following the resignation of former president, Steve Stoute of Barbados, after 17 years at the helm. Stoute led the organisation since its opening years as the Caribbean Caucus of National Olympic Committees in 1999 to the official establishment of CANOC in 2003. Lewis will serve until the CANOC extraordinary general meeting scheduled for Barranquilla, Colombia, in February 2017. Astra Singh of the Suriname Olympic Committee was elected to the CANOC executive to fill the vacancy left by Stoute. Singh is the first woman to serve on the CANOC executive. Watford face probe LONDON (AP): English football authorities are investigating newspaper allegations that Watford supplied falsified financial information to allow Italian businessman Gino Pozzo to become the club’s owner. The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday it has obtained a forged bank letter submitted by Watford to provide proof that Pozzo had enough funds to take over the club before the 2014-15 season. Watford won promotion to the Premier League that season. The English Football League, which runs the three divisions below the Premier League, says “We immediately commenced a disciplinary investigation into serious allegations made against Watford” after receiving information by the Daily Telegraph. The EFL has asked Watford to “provide a full and detailed response to the allegations.” New interim president elected to CANOClast_img read more

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Pepper sauce, syringes among items found

first_imgLusignan prison raidA routine search conducted at the Lusignan Prison on Friday has unearthed yet another set of contraband items, including pepper sauce and syringes.The search was carried out by ranks of the Joint Services between 05:30h and 08:10h.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the following are among the illegal items found at the East Coast Demerara penitentiary: six earpieces; a quantity of razor blades; 17 chargers; 24 lighters; five cells phones; a quantity of wire; 10 improvised weapons; eight metal spoons; two pairs of scissors; one plastic knife; two nail clips; six syringes with needles; a quantity of Ziplock bags; six bottles of pepper sauce; one pack of cards; three bottles of medicine; four bottles of oil withThe illegal items unearthed during Friday’s search at Lusignan Prisonsuspected cannabis seeds; one memory card; three mirrors and one wrist watch.These finds come on the heels of authorities trying to curb the smuggling of contraband items into prisons, which remains a perennial problem within the penal system. In fact, only last month, a similar search conducted at the Lusignan Prison saw authorities clearing the facility of a number of sharp weapons, such as knife, scissors and blades.During that three-hour search, the ranks found: three cell phones; two cell phone batteries; 27 cell phone chargers; four phone casings; four ear pieces; one memory card; three sim cards; one pocket knife; four pairs of scissors; two packs of needles; a quantity of razor blades; two hacksaw blades; 13 improvised weapons; two mirrors; four metal spoons; 24 lighters; a quantity of cigarettes; four Ziplock bags with marijuana, and a quantity of wires.The authorities have been working to curb the practice of illegal items finding their way into prisons, which is said to be a “big business”, and their efforts have resulted in several prison officers having been caught facilitating the illegal trade.In fact, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, disclosed during a press conference last month that five prison officers have been relieved of their duties after they had been fingered in an incident whereby a parcel containing cannabis had been thrown into the Lusignan Prison Holding Bay area.He said, “It is quite disturbing, it is quite embarrassing, to have to face these situations on a daily basis; but this is not a situation whereby the prison administration is failing to act. The reality of it is, despite we would do vetting and so forth, these prison officers are drawn from communities…and for some strange reason, despite they’re given their dos and don’ts, they allow themselves to be sucked into the financial gains that these activities can bring (them).”Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, expressing anger at the increasing attempts to smuggle contraband items into the prisons, has blamed possible collusion between prison officers and inmates. He noted that requests have been made for the procurement of scanners to be installed at the entry and exist points of the various prison facilities.last_img read more

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Inconnu takes part in Canadian Western Championships

first_imgWe have a couple of smaller but important meets coming up for our club. The national competitions will continue in June and July so we’ll be taking what we learned from here and getting ready for that. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Speedo Western Canadian Championships brings together a great mix of Canada’s senior, youth and junior swimmers from across Western Canada. Alexandria Hedges, Eric Louie, and Griffin Ternier-Smith swam in the four-day event at the Kinsmen Centre in Edmonton, A.B. These meets are good to show us where we’re at in personal times. Sometimes we hit it perfectly and sometimes we need to go back to the drawing board and tweak. We have a lot of season left. The competition was fierce with many of Canada’s top swimmers coming from Canadian Trials last weekend. Alexandria Hedges swam 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 50 butterfly. Eric Louie had 4 events; 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butterfly, and 100 butterfly. Griffin Ternier-Smith competed in 4 freestyle events: 50, 100, 200, and 400 freestyle.  – Advertisement – A great end to the weekend was Alexandria’s 50 freestyle on Sunday night where she touched the wall third out of 10 women and snagged a bronze medal! ‘The race is so fast it’s hard to see what’s going on until the water settles and you look up at the clock,’ Coach Norah Vogan explained. ‘The entire race is usually decided within hundredths of a second (0.01) so every move counts’. But, Alexandria works well under pressure and she proved that earlier in the weekend when she tied for 10th place in her 50 butterfly. In the case of a 10th place tie, there has to be a swim-off to decide who gets to be in the final and get a shot at a medal. Alex was incredibly calm, went in aggressively, and won the tiebreaker decisively! She wanted it and got it. Eric Louie had a difficult meet with his 4 races being in two days and placed back-to-back on both days. ‘Both times Eric raced he jumped out, circled back, and raced again. It was not an ideal schedule for anyone,’ said Vogan. Despite the tough situation, Eric bested his 100 breaststroke time and moved his position from 9th to 6th place. It’s frustrating and challenging but Eric did well with it. He made finals in three of the four events and swam gutsy.Griffin Ternier-Smith did a great job with continuing to drop time in his freestyle events. Griffin is a fun swimmer to watch race. He’s relaxed, knows what he needs, and keeps chipping away at those times.last_img read more

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Minister discusses labour shortages projected in B.C. for this decade

first_imgThe Northeast is projected to have the highest annual growth in the demand for workers at 1.7 per cent, followed by the Mainland/Southwest at 1.6 per cent and the North Coast and Nechako regions at 1.3 per cent. Just over one million job openings are expected in British Columbia by 2020, with close to two-thirds of these openings due to retirements, and the other one-third due to economic growth.”Within the next five years, we expect to have more jobs than we have people to fill those jobs,” said Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation.The strongest annual growth in the demand for workers is expected in healthcare at 2.4 per cent, followed by natural and applied sciences and related occupations at 1.6 per cent, and occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport at 1.6 per cent. In terms of the occupations with the highest number of job openings – new jobs and replacing retiring workers – sales and service occupations are expected to lead with 224,600 jobs, followed by business, finance and administrative occupations with 182,000 jobs, and trades, transport and equipment operators with 153,300 jobs.- Advertisement -In the Northeast, it is expected a boom in construction – specifically with large projects like the proposed Site C Dam – and the continued growth of the natural gas sector will result in a high demand for skilled tradespeople.Bell said those projections assume a flat U.S. economy in the short-term, and that the controversial HST will remain implemented after this year. He added the report places a strong emphasis on post-secondary education, as about 78 per cent of job openings over the next decade will require some post-secondary education and training or a university degree.To address the increasing need for skilled workers in British Columbia, the provincial government is investing over $470 million in jobs training and skills development programs this year.Advertisement “We’ve put in place a labour market development strategy called Skills for Growth that is helping to boost the level of skills in people who are already working and helping to provide new skills to those who are not,” said Bell, adding that includes that includes 15 different programs offered in the Northeast.He said, for example, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) will fund about $75 million this year towards trades training in communities across the province. He said another $2.4 million in federal-provincial funding will be provided to ITA this year for trades training programs for Aboriginal people across the province, and to undertake research to identify barriers that limit the success of Aboriginal people entering and completing skilled trades certification. A $1.6-million Workforce Exploration Skills Training program will help participants gain the skills to fill jobs in the mining sector, he added.Bell said the BC Provincial Nominee Program will help attract skilled workers from other jurisdictions and encourage entrepreneurs from abroad to start businesses in British Columbia.He added he has also engaged the Small Businesses Roundtable to focus on key economic sectors and regions and come up with recommendations on how to support those sectors. He said his colleague, MLA Kevin Krueger, who co-chairs the advisory group, will be doing extensive consultations with small businesses across the province in the coming months.Advertisement For the Northeast, the minister said other initiatives such as the increase in the tax rebate for homeowners in rural British Columbia, and continued incremental investment in infrastructure such as recreation and arts and culture facilities through the Northern Development Initiative Trust, will help persuade an often transient workforce to settle permanently in the region.last_img read more

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Shortage of black coaches lamented

first_imgWASHINGTON – The lack of black head coaches in college football was lamented in powerful language Wednesday by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, NCAA president Myles Brand and congressmen from both parties. “When African-American coaches do well, we’re delighted,” Jackson told a House subcommittee. “Only the ignorant are surprised.” Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act makes it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race. The criticism of the colleges comes after a Super Bowl in which both teams were led by black coaches: Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears. The NFL has made significant strides in hiring black coaches in recent years following the implementation of the “Rooney Rule,” which forces any team seeking a coach to interview at least one minority. But at the college level, there are staggeringly few blacks in charge. Of the 119 Division I-A schools, only six have black head football coaches. There are even fewer in the lower divisions: five in Division I-AA, two in Division II and one in Division III. The figures exclude historically black colleges. In addition, there are only 12 black athletic directors in Division I-A, and not a single major conference commissioner is black. “Sadly, if the pace of progress remains the same, it will be approximately 80 years before we reach a percentage \ that even approximates the number of African-Americans in the general population,” Brand told a House subcommittee. “This is not only unacceptable, this is unconscionably wrong.” The NCAA lacks the power to tell its schools whom to hire – or even whom to interview – so Brand has sought to influence them in other ways. The Black Coaches Association’s annual report card on minority hiring has added some transparency to the process, and the NCAA has set up academies for potential coaches. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Amid the strong words, however, the solution might come in a subtle threat uttered near the end of the hearing. Perhaps, the point was made, it’s time to make Title VII do for black coaches what Title IX did for women’s sports. “I think it’s pretty clear that embarrassment hasn’t been enough,” said Richard Lapchick, director of the Florida-based Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. “One of the things we’re thinking about is Title VII lawsuits.” last_img read more

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Youth Changing Tomorrow Conference seeks Sponsors and Speakers

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Youth Changing Tomorrow Conference is seeking Sponsors and Speakers for its event taking place in Fort St. John. The Youth Advisory Council (Y.A.C) is collaborating with BC Student Voice, North Peace Secondary School Student Council and Girls Can Talk Society. The Youth Changing Tomorrow Conference is a free event for students planned for Thursday, February 27th, 2020. With the help of the Northern Lights College, Fort St. John Campus offering space for the event. – Advertisement -Urban Systems Foundation will be bringing its ‘Growing Our Own’ Program to the conference. After the presentation, Mayor Lori Ackerman expressed this is a remarkable opportunity and that she appreciates it a lot. Advertisement Students from YAC presented to Council on Monday, December 9th, 2019 as they are in need of Sponsors and Speakers for the event. If you would like to offer your time or sponsorship to the event, email; communitydevelopement@fortstjohn.calast_img read more

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CHELSEA TRANSFER LATEST: Bologna star targeted by Blues in £18m deal

first_img1 Amadou Diawara [left] Chelsea are still pursuing Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to reports in Italy. talkSPORT told you earlier this summer that Antonio Conte is a big admirer of the Guinean having watched him closely in Serie A last term. According to Tuttosport, Chelsea are prepared to pay £18m for the teenager, a fee which is likely to tempt Bologna into selling despite only signing him last year. Roma are also keen on Diawara but have yet to match the fee Chelsea have reportedly put on the table, while it is understood the 18-year-old would prefer a move to the Premier League, where he will earn a higher salary.last_img read more

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