first_img Interestingly, he said,”I still haven’t decided what’s my favourite event.” Though he has excelled in the one-lap event, he confessed, “I started out in the 400m, and I love the 400m, but sometimes, it’s just very difficult.” He gave these insights not long after he delighted fans and amazed himself in the 100 metres at the Jamaica Under-18 Invitational on June 30 at the National Stadium. Known for his prowess in the 200 and 400 metres, Taylor breezed through a special 100-metre race in 10.11 seconds to match the national junior record set by Yohan Blake in 2007. “It’s an amazing feeling,” the 18-year-old Taylor said after quashing his personal best of 10.44 seconds. “I came out here, and I equalled the national record in an event that is not my main event,” he remarked. He leaves this week with the Jamaican team for the World Under-20 Championships, which begins on July 10. Though he is now the fastest Jamaican junior of all time over 400 metres, Christopher Taylor of Calabar High School has elected to run the 200 metres at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Taylor says he has made the choice because he has already won a World title in the 400m. However, it doesn’t mean he prefers one event to the other. Speaking last Saturday at the National Stadium, the 18-year-old explained: “I looked into myself, and I said I have a Youth title at 400m already. “I want a title at the junior level in another event, so I picked the 200m.” He was referring, to 2015 when he crossed the line first in the 400 metres at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia. The decision comes as a surprise because he won the one-lap race in a Jamaican Under-20 record of 44.88 seconds at the National Senior Championships on June 24. That run, which lowered the Akeem Bloomfield standard of 44.93 seconds, makes Taylor the fastest in the world in the Under-20 age group. The 2018 Calabar High track and field captain is also the world Under-20 leader at 200 metres at 20.35 seconds from the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. No slouch in that event, the slim speed merchant is the 2017 Pan-American Junior champion and reigns as Carifta champion as well. Favourite eventlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Fiji’s Savenaca Rawaca (R) is tackled by England’s Josh Watkins during the final of the Dubai Sevens on December 5, 2015. PHOTO/AFPDUBAI, December 5- World champions Fiji won the Dubai Sevens for the second time in three years on Saturday with a 28-17 victory over England in the final.Fiji scored all of their points in the first half after falling behind to an early Tom Bowen try. Savenaca Rawaca, Jasa Veremalua, Jerry Tuwai, who had suffered a bout of food poisoning overnight and had been on a drip before Saturday’s action, and Isake Katonibau grabbed Fiji’s four tries for a 28-7 lead at the break.England, the 2010 and 2013 champions, rallied with late second half tries through Phil Burgess and a second score for Bowen.The series moves on to Cape Town next week with Fiji remaining the team to beat ahead of the sport’s debut at the Olympics in Rio next year.For Fiji coach Ben Ryan, a former England boss, it was a fourth Dubai triumph in six years as he saw his side sweep through the tournament.They defeated Australia 19-12 in their quarter-finals with tries from Kotanibau, captain Osea Kolinisau and Rawaca.That was followed up by a 19-5 win against New Zealand in the semi-finals thanks to scores from Viliame Mata, Pio Tuwai and Veremalua.“England are a tough side so we are happy to come through as winners,” said Kolinisau, playing in his 43rd World Sevens event.“It keeps us on a roll for the next round in South Africa.”South Africa won the Plate, France took the Bowl and the Shield went to Canada.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Man City players celebrate Fernandinho’s 88th minute winner against Aston Villa 1 Manchester City survived a late scare to reclaim second spot in the Premier League with a laboured 3-2 home victory over Aston Villa, all thanks to Fernandinho 88th minute winner.An early howler from goalkeeper Brad Guzan gifted the hosts an early goal as Sergio Aguero tapped in after just three minutes, with Aleksandar Kolarov’s fine free-kick doubling their lead in the second half.The hosts’ two-goal cushion lasted just two minutes, however, as on-loan midfielder Tom Cleverley pulled a goal back with a long range half-volley and the confident Villa – who saw off Liverpool to seal an FA Cup final spot last week – looked to have rescued a vital point when Carlos Sanchez turned the ball in late on.But it was the defending champions who had the final word, with Villa punished for sloppy defending from a corner which allowed Brazil international Fernandinho to volley home from close-range.A nervy three points sees City leapfrog rivals Arsenal and Manchester United, who both play on Sunday, into second. Tim Sherwood’s VIlla, meanwhile, are now just two points clear of safety following a hectic afternoon of bottom-of-the-table action.The teams barely had time to settle before an absolute clanger from Guzan handed City a third minute lead, Sergio Aguero taking advantage of the American’s miss-kicked clearance to tap into an empty net.Aston Villa recovered from their shocking start, though, and – after a shaken Guzan threatened to gift City a second only for Fernando to head wide of an open goal – they went close through in-form Christian Benteke.The Belgian scrapped through with the ball and survived a potential offside call before being denied by a brilliant save from the onrushing Joe Hart, with the striker sending a free header just wide moments later.City looked asleep as the half time break approached, with Villa suddenly appearing the more likely team to score, but a moment of brilliance from Kolarov gave Manuel Pellegrini’s side a comfortable lead, the Serbian beating the wall to find the bottom corner from 22 yards.However, at times this season the defending champions have looked a shadow of the side which lifted the Premier League trophy last term, and, in a dramatic final 30 minutes of play, they threatened to blow their two-goal lead as Sherwood’s stubborn Villa hit back.The two-goal cushion lasted mere minutes as Hart was caught out and punished for a sloppy punched clearance, the England number one rushing off his line but not getting enough on the ball, with Cleverley pounding a half-volley through a crowded box and in the net.Villa suddenly had City on the ropes as the visitors piled forward in search of an equaliser, and there was a sense of déjà vu when it eventually came, Hart rushing off his line but again only getting a slight touch on his punch, with Sanchez flicking the ball past the stranded keeper.Sherwood’s men went for the jugular in the closing stages and were denied the chance for a shock winner when Benteke was wrongly flagged for offside when clean through on goal.And City took advantage just 60 seconds later, the hosts profiting from a penalty area scramble after a corner with Fernandinho firing home to spare the big boys another embarrassing defeat.last_img read more

first_img 20 3. Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich) – valued at €34.550m 14. Niklas Sule (Hoffenheim) – valued at €16.654m 20 20 20 There are some huge sums flying about this transfer window as top teams look to strengthen their squads for the new season.This means the value of superstars is gradually being edged up – gone are the days where you could sign a promising player for peanuts.Instead, even now the brightest prospects are worth vast amounts of money, bust who are the most valuable footballers under 21?The folks over at Soccerex and Prime Time Sports have joined forces to work it out and using figures based on the players’ performances on the pitch, and players sold in recent years, they’ve come up with a top 20 full of talent.So, who is the most valuable footballer under 21? Click the right arrow above to find out… 7. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – valued at €22.509m 1. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – valued at €47.150m 20 16. Giovani Lo Celso (Rosario Central) – valued at €14.324m 10. Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) – valued at €19.823m 20 20 2. Leroy Sane (Schalke) – valued at €37.132m 20 13. Riechedly Bazoer (Ajax) – valued at €19.153m 8. Max Meyer (Schalke) – valued at €21.644m 20 4. Dele Alli (Tottenham) – valued at €34.140m 11. Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras) – valued at €19.822m 20 20 9. Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) – valued at €20.066m 15. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach) – valued at €15.027m 20 18. Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund) – valued at €14.051m 20 17. Ruben Neves (Porto) – valued at €14.085m 20. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – Valued at €13.75m by Soccerex and Prime Time Sports (see below for an explanation) – Click the right arrow above to find out who is the most valuable player under 21… 20 6. Breel Embolo (Schalke) – valued at €25.441m 19. Gabriel Barbosa (Santos) – valued at €13.891m 20 5. Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – valued at €30.694m 20 20 20 20 20 12. Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht) – valued at €19.331m last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Delta Scientific, with operations in Valencia and Palmdale, has installed one of its anti-terror blockade systems at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, which has a biochemical research program. Texas is using Delta’s decorative bollards to protect the drop-off area at its medical facility and a new vault constructed to house biochemical substances from car and truck bombs. Three hydraulic barriers that can stop and destroy a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling at 50 mph were installed in front of the biochemical facility so that authorized vehicles can enter and exit as the bollards lower. Eleven fixed decorative barriers also were installed. “The university wanted very high vehicle security for this new facility, which is located just behind the area where cancer patients are dropped off,” said Doyle Hinds, president of American Security Integrators, which installed the Delta bollards. “UTMB wanted 100 percent protection for its patients and the facility. The decorative casings also dress up the university.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Although UTMB is a mile inland in Galveston, the installation was complicated by sandy soil and high tides, which caused the trench that was being dug for the bollards to fill up with saltwater every day. The sides of the pit were shored up with concrete, however, and the bollards are working. Established in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department, the 84-acre campus includes four schools, three institutes for advanced study, a major medical library, a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care, an affiliated Shriners Burns Hospital, and numerous research facilities. Delta is headquartered in Valencia and has a large production facility in Palmdale. The company’s products are used to protect government buildings, military installations and private enterprise worldwide against terrorism.last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies were wounded Monday during a shooting in south Los Angeles County, officials said. “We don’t think their injuries are life-threatening,” sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Patterson said. There was no immediate information on the circumstances of the 10:15 a.m. shooting in unincorporated Florence, south of downtown Los Angeles, he said. The deputies, who were taken to a hospital, were not immediately identified. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe Lockheed Martin team already has announced it will assemble the spacecraft in Florida if it wins the contract. The Florida state government is putting up an incentive package valued at $45.5 million for the winning contractor team. Lockheed Martin also plans to have several hundred workers, mostly engineers, in Houston, to be close to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The Northrop Grumman-led team will not disclose its assembly site, saying that it would be premature to talk about proposal details. The husband-and-wife legislative team of state Sen. George Runner and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner said a proposed tax cut for work done on the program is being considered for inclusion in a package of tax credits being crafted by the Legislature. If approved, companies could receive a 10 percent tax credit on wages paid and equipment purchased for the program. The Runners, Republicans from Lancaster, said the tax credit could give California a piece of the action even if the major contractors opt to go elsewhere. The Runners point to the case of the joint strike fighter in which major components are built in Palmdale, but the aircraft are assembled elsewhere. “We could get a lot of the subcontractors if we have the tax credit,” George Runner said. “It gives us a shot at the work.” There will be at least some work on the program in the Antelope Valley. The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base will oversee tests of a system to safely abort a flight if problems develop in launching Orion. The abort system will be a rocket system, including the solid rocket booster and crew module, that will sit at the very top of the launch stack. During an emergency, the abort-system rocket would pull the crew module up and away, and the rocket would separate from the module. Then the module’s parachute system would deploy to give the spacecraft a soft landing. The Dryden effort will be modeled after a similar one, Little Joe 2, used in the early 1960s to develop an abort system for the Apollo program. At Dryden, engineers will use full-scale mock-ups to work out how components will fit together and how the mechanics of the tests will be done. As in the Little Joe 2 program, actual flight-testing will be done at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Joining Horowitz in making the announcement will be Doug Cooke, exploration deputy associate administrator; Jeff Hanley, constellation program manager and Caris “Skip” Hatfield, crew exploration vehicle project manager. The new spacecraft is named for one of the brightest, most familiar and easily identifiable constellations, NASA officials said. “Many of its stars have been used for navigation and guided explorers to new worlds for centuries,” Hatfied said. “Our team, and all of NASA – and, I believe, our country – grows more excited with every step forward this program takes. The future for space exploration is coming quickly.” The craft looks like a larger version of the Apollo spacecraft that went to the moon in the 1960s and ’70s. The planned spacecraft will transport up to six crew members to and from the International Space Station and up to four astronauts for moon missions, which the agency expects to start in 2018. NASA officials refer to the new moon plan as “Apollo on steroids.” The plan calls for placing four astronauts on the moon’s surface, instead of the two in Apollo days. Astronauts will be able to stay on the moon’s surface for four days to a week, while Apollo 17’s mission lasted three days. james.skeen@dailynews.com (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – NASA will announce Thursday which contractor team will build the nation’s next manned spacecraft, a vehicle called Orion that will take astronauts first on missions in Earth orbit and then later on trips to the moon and Mars. NASA’s associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, Scott Horowitz, a former Edwards Air Force Base test pilot, will announce whether the work on the program will go to a team led by Lockheed Martin or to one led by Northrop Grumman, with Boeing as its major partner. The spaceship, referred to as the Crew Exploration Vehicle, will be named Orion. Orion’s first flight with astronauts aboard is planned for no later than 2014 to the International Space Station. Its first flight to the moon is planned for no later than 2020. A fleet of Orion spacecraft will replace the space shuttles. last_img read more

first_img 8. Juan Mata (right attack) 11 11 11 3. Eric Bailly (centre-back) 17. Daley Blind (left-back) 4. Phil Jones (centre-back) 25. Antonio Valencia (right-back) 11 11 9. Romelu Lukaku (centre forward) 6. Paul Pogba (centre midfield) 11 Manchester United can make it two league wins from two on Saturday with a trip to Swansea City.The Red Devils cruised to a 4-0 win over West Ham on the opening day of the campaign and will be full of confidence at the Liberty Stadium.Will Jose Mourinho, then, remain loyal to the team that beat the Hammers or experiment with his side?Scroll through the gallery above to check out talkSPORT.com’s predicted Manchester United line-up, in squad number order. 11 11 19. Marcus Rashford (left attack) 11 11 11 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (attacking midfield) 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – check out the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 31. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield)last_img read more

first_imgENCINO _ A small brush fire threatened six homes this afternoon near a reservoir in the Santa Monica Mountains, before winds shifted and pushed the blaze to a less populated area, authorities said. The 2 p.m. fire blackened more than 20 acres and sent clouds of smoke billowing over the San Fernando Valley. Flames came within about 100 yards of homes on Alonzo Avenue and Via Villarta, but the winds shifted and pushed the fire back toward the Encino Reservoir near the 101-405 Freeway interchange, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. No homes have been evacuated, Humphrey said. About 200 firefighters from around Los Angeles and five helicopters _ including leased Helitankers capable of dropping 2,300 gallons of water _ were assigned to the fire. The Los Angeles County Fire Department also deployed hand-crews to the scene. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. “We were able to hammer the head of the fire,” Humphrey said. A false report of a plane crash in the area prompted authorities to divert about 30 firefighters from the blaze to conduct a search, Humphrey said. Fire officials believe witnesses may have called in about a firefighting aircraft. An official with the Federal Aviation Administration said no planes were missing. 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

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury There are five live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… City Vice-Chairman John Lansdown said: “The robin has long been a symbol of Bristol City and has been part of our history through imagery, words and song.“It’s important that we have an instantly recognisable crest that reflects the club and we want to fully own this symbolic part of our identity.”Meanwhile, the club’s CEO Mark Ashton said: “I am sure that supporters will be delighted with what we have achieved with the crest. It is bold, creative and symbolises what this club is all about. Following a consultation which gathered thousands of responses, the robin has now made its long-awaited return.The year ‘1894’ is also printed on the new badge to celebrate 125 years since the club’s original formation as Bristol South End.RANKED: Championship club badges from worst to firstThe robin features on City’s away kit this season, and following its popularity, the bird will appear on all of the club’s kits from next season onwards. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS LIVE on talkSPORT Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Bristol City have unveiled their new crest which sees the permanent return of the robin.The Championship club are often referred to as ‘The Robins’, but the garden bird has not featured on their crest since 1949. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Britsol City’s new badge RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img REVEALED ADVICE West Brom vs Birmingham (Friday) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Southampton (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Everton (Saturday) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Norwich (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “The return of the robin is something I know fans have wanted for a long time. We saw it return on this season’s away kit and now it is back for good.“The updated crest takes Bristol City and Bristol City Women into a new era together and I can’t wait for what the next chapter will bring.” BEST OF REPLY huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 REVEALED last_img read more