Pedestrian critical in Derry after being hit by a car

first_img Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pedestrian critical in Derry after being hit by a car Previous articleBuncrana town cllr says scrapping town council will cost more in the long runNext articleTwo men charged after assault in Derry News Highland A 26-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Derry.The incident took place on the Victoria Road at the junction of Prehen Park at around 2.40 this morning.Police investigating the collision have said that a green Saab car was involved.They have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them at Strand Road police station.center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp By News Highland – December 23, 2012 WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

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Live postgame video: Warriors, Clippers react to stunning Game 2

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceWatch the postgame reactions from the players and coaches following an unbelievable collapse by the Warriors as the Clippers came back from a 31-point deficit to beat Golden State Monday night.The Warriors seemingly had things in control after grabbing a 31-point lead in the second half only to watch the Clippers score 44 points in the third period to set the stage for their huge comeback victory. While …last_img

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Olympic silver for Caster Semenya

first_img12 August 2012 Caster Semenya won a silver medal in the women’s 800 metres at the London Olympic Games on Saturday night to make 2012 the best return for Team South Africa since the country was readmitted to the Olympic fold in 1992.Russia’s Maria Savinova, the 2011 world champion, took victory, with another Russian, Ekaterina Poistogova edging Kenya’s Pamela Jelimo for the bronze medal.It was a fast race, with Savinova winning in 1:56.19 and Semenya second in 1:57.23, both of which were season’s bests for the two athletes. Yet, and this says something about the form Semenya was in, it felt as if she could have gone faster.It was a curiously run race from the South African. The USA’s Alysia Johnson Montano took it out strongly from the start, and by the time the athletes hit the straight Semenya was in sixth place, with only the Russians, Savinova and Elena Arzhakova behind her.As they hit the turn, Savinova moved ahead of Semenya, who fell back to last place as the pack rounded into the straight.Coming from behindAt the bell, Johnson Montano had taken the field through the first 400 metres in a fast 56.31 seconds. Semenya, at the back, was about 15 metres behind the American.Down the back straight, Jelimo struck out and took over at the front. With about 270 metres to go, Savinova, known for her fast finish, responded, rounding the runners in front of her before running down the Kenyan and taking over the lead as the runners entered the home straight. Semenya was way back in sixth place.The Russian pulled clear of Jelimo with every stride. Semenya, meanwhile, was passing those in front of her as if they were running in treacle. Ten metres from the finish, she moved into second place, but Savinova had taken a convincing victory after timing her challenge better than the South African star had hers.‘True South African spirit’Compared to the other athletes, who looked tired out, Semenya looked as if she had a lot left in her legs and it left one thinking she could have challenged for the title had she run a different race tactically. Nonetheless, the 21-year-old’s achievement should not be undermined. Winning an Olympic silver medal is a fine achievement.“This is a fantastic result for Caster, especially so, after what she had to go through after the 2009 World Championships,” South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy said afterwards. “But all credit to her. She has shown true South African spirit and never gives up. “She is a credit to both the Olympic spirit and South Africa as a nation,” Reddy said.“Her silver also takes us to six medals, making it a tremendous achievement at these Games and credit to an amazing amount of work by all concerned … athletes, coaches, administrators especially.”African record in 50 kilometres walkMarc Mundell, contesting the 50 kilometres race walk, finished in 32nd place. His time, though, was an African record 3:55:32 and bettered his previous best time by almost two-and-a-half minutes.“I gave it everything possible today to walk a new African record,” Mundell said afterwards. “I’m delighted,” he added, before suggesting that it was now time to give his tired feet a good rest.Hockey men end campaign with a winThe South African men’s hockey team ended their Olympic campaign with a 3-2 win over India, leaving the five-time Olympic champions without a win at the Olympics for the first time.It was also South Africa’s first victory over the Indians in a major tournament.Julian Hykes and Andrew Cronje combined to put Gregg Clark’s charges in front in the eighth minute, but Sandeep Singh pulled India level only six minutes later from a penalty corner.Just before the break, Tim Drummond provided a clever finish after a nice run by Justin Reid-Ross to put South Africa into a 2-1 lead at half-time.A superb reverse stick finish by Lloyd Norris-Jones gave South Africa a two-goal cushion with only five minutes to play. A goal by Dharamvir Singh for India ensured a tense finish, but South Africa held on for a 3-2 victory.Women’s cross-country MTB raceCandice Neethling found the going tough in the women’s cross-country mountain bike race on the hilly course at Hadleigh Farm, but found great support from the fans lining the course. She was the last of the finishers, but 2012 was not supposed to be the year for the 20-year-old to challenge. Rio 2016 is the true focus for Neethling, with London 2012 providing her with invaluable experience.“I’d hoped to finish around 20th, but this is the Olympic Games. People bring their best and that’s what you compete with,” Neethling told reporters afterwards.“To be at this event, at 20 years old, I’m so happy to have been able to do that. I have less experience, I’m younger and this is all about the journey of getting better and that’s all that I could ask for,” she added. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Magyar to serve on United Soybean Board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the United Soybean Board, including Jeff Magyar from Orwell, Ohio.“I truly appreciate the time and expertise these individuals have agreed to give guiding the United Soybean Board,” Perdue said. “Their work is especially important as we work to improve international opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. Together we will help them thrive by increasing domestic and international demand for the nearly 90 million acres of soybeans produced by U.S. farmers.”The board is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research and Information Act and is composed of 73 members representing 29 states and Eastern and Western regions. Members must be soybean producers nominated by a qualified state soybean board.More information about the board and a list of board members is available on AMS’ Soybean Research and Promotion Program webpage and the board’s website, unitedsoybean.org.last_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists there’s been no offer from China for Wilfried Zaha.Hodgson has claimed Crystal Palace know nothing about a Chinese mega-money offer for Zaha in the January window.And Hodgson said: “The speculation we have had so far I have got to say I find it hard to take seriously but who knows? Perhaps I shall be very surprised.“I don’t know if you sign a new five-year contract in the Premier League and then go to China at the age of 26. But who knows? Perhaps I am naïve. Perhaps it does happen.”All I do know is that no-one at the club knows anything at all about this story.” last_img read more

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9 months agoSchar welcomes praise from Newcastle boss Benitez

first_imgSchar welcomes praise from Newcastle boss Benitezby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabian Schar has welcomed praise from Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez.Now fully fit, the Swiss defender has impressed since his return.On Benitez’s praise, Schar told Blick: “It’s nice to hear that. He knew before my commitment what I am as a player. “I have my strengths in the game with the ball. I’m still trying to force myself to improve day after day.”Schar went down with Deportivo La Coruna last season.He added: “I do not think about that. Of course, in England, compared to Spain, you have seven to eight teams playing against relegation. That is already extreme.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve had

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve hadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has had a dig at his players.After two transfer windows without signing a single player, Spurs returned to business this summer and secured the services of Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndomele and Jack Clarke.And although only a handful of key players left, with Kieran Trippier and Fernando Llorente moving on, Pochettino remains unsure just how good the side can be.”We will see at the end of the season. At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad,” Pochettino said.”But I think if you only see the results, playing in the final of the Champions League, it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final.”We will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophy maybe we can talk about this being the best squad.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Wrestling Ohio State volunteer coach Anthony Ralph finds talent in overlooked recruits

Anthony Ralph joined the Ohio State wrestling program as a volunteer assistant coach in October 2016. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsAnthony Ralph started in collegiate wrestling as a competitor at Kent State, but it wasn’t until he took a post-graduation job as an assistant coach at Notre Dame College that he realized the nuances of recruiting.“It was selling a school, getting the people to trust in you, building relationships that start through the recruiting process,” Ralph said. “If the student-athlete trusts you enough to come to a school that you believe in, it kind of builds that bond and friendship.” Now, as a volunteer assistant coach for the Ohio State wrestling team, Ralph has taken his love of recruiting and combined it with an analytical approach to find unheralded recruits who might bring success to the program. He calls his strategy “moneyball,” a reference to the analytics-driven success the Oakland Athletics had in 2002. “At Notre Dame, myself and a couple of the other coaches kind of came up with a system, an algorithm to find value in guys that other schools don’t see,” Ralph said. “It’s recruiting those guys that aren’t getting the everyday call from Penn State or Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma State.”Ralph came to Notre Dame College in 2006 at the invitation of his former Kent State coach, Frank Ramano, who was creating the Falcons’ wrestling program. By 2012, Ralph had helped bring in No. 1 recruiting classes in the NAIA from 2012-16. During his time as an assistant coach, he helped lead the Falcons to three NAIA national titles as well as an NCAA Division II team championship in 2014, producing 18 national champions and 62 All-Americans. “Before I left, I think we were No. 1 in the country the last five years,” Ralph said. “So, something I kind of took pride on because I couldn’t compete anymore. That was kind of my way of competing, as far as with other programs.” Ohio State associate head wrestling coach J Jaggers noticed Ralph’s success and kept his childhood friend from northeast Ohio on his radar.By December 2016, the old friends were reunited in Columbus, using the same algorithm that brought him success with the Falcons. “What his system is designed to do is provide depth, find value in some kids that the [recruiting] rankings may not indicate at the time,” Jaggers said.Ralph said the secret of the algorithm is to focus on wrestlers who specialize in scoring. It spots kids who are taking the most risks on the mat, showing consistency in shot attempts and points scored. This helps find wrestlers who are assertive rather than passive, head coach Tom Ryan said.“There are a lot of guys that win at the high school level that are not points scorers, lots of state champions, lots of highly ranked guys that are not point scorers,” Ryan said. “When you look at one of the critical ingredients to success at the next level, it’s a desire to put yourself in scoring positions all the time, so a lack of fear.”Ryan said Ralph has already become a key part of the coaching staff, pointing to the amount of work he does to find guys who fit the culture of Ohio State wrestling. “The biggest thing in the biggest way is that he digs so much that he finds people that want to be here,” Ryan said. “We need depth and I would say that he has already, in his short time here, helped a lot with our depth.”Ralph said “moneyball” is more than just finding athletes to round out the wrestling roster. It is to continue to build what Ryan and the rest of the coaching staff has built at Ohio State. “Using that ‘moneyball’ system, we are not just looking for depth,” Ralph said. “We are looking for guys that can wrestle at the Big Ten level and become All-Americans and national champs.”Jaggers said he thinks Ralph could become the nation’s best recruiter. “When he put his mind to, ‘I’m trying to be the best recruiter in college wrestling,’ with his personality and his skill set, yeah it could easily happen,” Jaggers said. read more

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Football Urban Meyer satisfied with Ohio State at halfway point of regular

Starting the season with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day as head coach while Urban Meyer served his 3-game suspension, Ohio State did not miss a beat, winning each of the first three games. When Meyer returned to the sidelines, the Buckeyes continued their momentum, winning the next three games, including a road win against then-No. 9 Penn State. As the team heads into its game against Minnesota on Saturday, Ohio State is halfway through its regular season, winning each of the first six games on the schedule. In his Monday press conference, Meyer said the team has not gotten to this point without difficulties. “We’ve overcome significant injuries. Most notable is Nick Bosa. And we’re still finding ways to win games,” Meyer said. “And just really good people on this team. We go out to practice and guys want to get better.”Through the first six games of the season, Ohio State is the No. 2 scoring offense in the Big Ten, averaging 49 points and 565.7 yards per game, which leads the conference. However, without Bosa on the line, the defense has been one of the main storylines in terms of improvement after the first six games of the season. Despite allowing only 20 points per game, which is fourth-fewest in the Big Ten, Ohio State has given up 365.2 yards of offense to opponents per game, allowing 5.4 yards per play. Meyer said despite a first half against Indiana in which the defense allowed 20 points on 317 yards of offense, including 239 yards through the air, he thought the defense improved in the second half, matching the improvement he thinks the Buckeyes have made all season. “We tried to build on positives and the positives are that the second half they played outstanding,” Meyer said. “Against Penn State we gave up some yards but it was 14-13 going into the fourth quarter. So there are some positive things.”Brian Hartline impresses Meyer Throughout the season, Meyer has had to change his view of the offense. With redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins at the helm, the Ohio State offense has become more pass-friendly in the first six games of the regular season. After taking over from former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith on July 23, interim wide receivers coach Brian Hartline has helped lead a Buckeyes wide receiver room to the best pass offense in the Big Ten, with quarterbacks completing 73 percent of all passes thrown. Through the first six games of the season, Meyer has been impressed with Hartline’s job as the wide receivers coach. “He’s learning on the run still,” Meyer said. “Doing some great things. And one thing about our job, it’s very valuation-friendly. They’re playing very well.”When asked about whether Hartline’s interim tag could be removed after the job he has done this season, Meyer said “sure he could,” but made no indication that it would happen. read more

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