Athletes impress in field events

first_imgWHILE most attention was being focused on track events at last Saturday’s Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic inside the National Stadium, athletes in the field were making their mark with some strong performances, with Excelsior High’s Shanice Love leading the way.Love, who is conditioned by outstanding throwing coach, Michael Vassell, remained unbeaten this season after a splendid 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus.Former Buff Bay High School top female thrower, Fiona Richards, who is now competing for Edwin Allen High, shared the spotlight as she was a double winner. Richards, who will not be eligible for this year’s ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, captured the Class Two discus with 48.27m, before winning the shot put with 15.46m.Other outstanding female performances came from Kimberly Lugg of Excelsior and Sanique Burgher of Edwin Allen. Lugg captured the girl’s Class Three discus with 35.00m, while Burgher soared 1.75m in winning the Class Three high jump.Field events could play a major role in deciding the title at Champs this year and many of the top athletes were on show.Calabar High’s Class One thrower, Warren Barrett Jr, stayed unbeaten in the discus and shot put. He easily won the shot put with 19.30m, way ahead of second-place finisher, Vashon McCarthy, of Jamaica College (JC), with 14.86m.UPSETThere was an upset in the boys’ triple jump Open, as Campion College’s Jordan Scott surprised JC’s Obrien Wasome. Scott won with 15.81m, while Wasome had to settle for second with 15.44m.Otherwise, JC showed their strength in the jumps with Clayton Brown getting the better of St Jago High’s Lushane Wilson in the Class One high jump. An event which will be worth going miles to see at Champs, Brown cleared the bar at 2.18m to beat Wilson, 2.15m.Other JC athletes, Paketo Dudley (7.25m) in the Class One long jump and John Mark Rainford, (5.79m) in the Class Three long jump, also won.Kingston College’s Zico Campbell was a double winner in the boys’ Class Two throws. Campbell, formerly of Glenmuir High, took the discus with 53.18m and the shot put with an impressive 17.96m.last_img read more

49ers mailbag: What does a good season look like now?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A 1-3 start to the 49ers season? That’s not what you subscribed to read about here. So, as our weekly public service, it’s time for another 49ers mailbag to vent your frustrations:I see better tackling on a weekly basis at the high school level. Ultimately, who should or needs to be responsible for this trainwreck of defensive fundamentals? (@msilvers1979)The man having to answer that, at least on a weekly basis in our press conferences, is defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. He …last_img read more

Iran’s “Cyber Army” Hacks Voice of America

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Tags:#Breaking#Government#news#NYT#web Iran’s regime-controlled hackers have broken into a number of websites run by the U.S.government broadcasting organization Voice of America and changed their landing pages. This was confirmed by Iran’s semi-official state news agency, Fars. The sites were reported to have been restored to normal but at last check the main English language site was still hacked. As well as the English version, those in Azeri, Dari, Pashtun, and Urdu languages, carry, or did carry, the image of a machine gun, an Iranian flag and an anti-American statement. This is an important proof of concept for the idea that any tool a “dissident” group like Anonymous can use can be also be used by a government with the will and the know-how to do so.According to Voice of America itself:“VOA executives said the hackers did not penetrate any of the government-funded agency’s computer networks. They did gain entry to an outside computer system that operates a domain name server – a database of Internet addresses available worldwide – and redirected VOA traffic to the hackers’ own site.”It was done because of VOA’s “anti-Islamic stand,” claimed the Fars Agency.“The move came in response to the false reports released by the VOA and other websites on the spread and progress of seditious moves in Iran. VOA and its affiliates have long been supporting anti-Islamic Republic groups and sought to provoke unrests in Iran.”The attack started Monday evening is lasting into today.This is far from the first time this Iranian group has hacked a site. Last January, they broke into the Chinese search engine Baidu, also redirecting it to a political message. The month before, they broke into Twitter. center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Find Any Wind Turbine in the U.S.

first_imgThe U.S. Geological Survey has just made it a lot easier to get the details on the country’s flourishing wind-power industry.An interactive online map called the WindFarm Mapping Application posted by the USGS shows every wind farm in the country and offers details on each of the 47,000 turbines. By zooming in and pinpointing a specific turbine, visitors can find out how the high tower is, what the rated capacity of the turbine is and when the turbine went online.Wind turbines currently provide about 3% of the country’s total electricity, the USGS says. That translates to 140 billion kWh of electricity in 2012, or enough to power 12 million homes.The USGS wanted to learn more about the impact the industry was making on wildlife, such as bird and bats, as well as the environment. The first step was to find out exactly where wind turbines were located, and here the USGS ran into a problem.“Prior to this study, there was no publicly available national-level data set of wind turbines,” the web site explains. “There were maps that showed turbines locations in a few states, and there were national-level maps that showed wind power facilities, but not individual turbines, or information about those turbines, such as height, blade length, or energy producing capacity.”WindFarm shows turbine locations as of July 2013. Users can search for data in a number of ways, including zip code and place names. The application is easy to use, with intuitive commands. But if you get stuck or want to learn more about the fine points of data searches, there’s a tutorial at the USGS site.last_img read more

Chasing a dream

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comPhilippine basketball’s young, rough jewel will get the polishing that it needs—but overseas.Kai Sotto, the sought-after high school star seen by many as the face of the country in future international events, has set his sights on pursuing his NBA dreams, dumping several offers to play in the country for the meantime.ADVERTISEMENT Cooper sees great talent for Azkals after Bangkok camp Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “I will train very hard and sacrifice and focus in the next few years so that one day soon, you will be very proud of me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The 7-foot-2 Sotto announced his immediate plan to leave the country and train overseas.“Nakapag-decide na po ako at ang pamilya ko (My family and I have already decided). I’ll be leaving soon to start training full time,” Sotto wrote on his Instagram account on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSotto also bid farewell to Ateneo, which he led to two UAAP juniors Finals appearances, including a championship run in Season 80.Recognizing his talent and knowing that its high school star is the future of the UAAP, Ateneo has a standing offer for Sotto to play in the UAAP and be trained by a group that will be assigned by the Blue Eagles’ coaching staff. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The 16-year-old prodigy also reportedly has offers from several club teams in Spain and another in Germany.“I want to devote the next two to three years to single-mindedly focus on my goal of joining the NBA by 2021 (or) 2022,” he said.In saying that, it is not clear, though, if Sotto will be available for national duty with Batang Gilas—or even the men’s team—while he is away.Sotto believes training abroad gives him the international exposure he needs as he tries to become the first full-blooded Filipino to make the NBA.“After a lot of effort by me and my dad to assess all the opportunities presented to me, I strongly feel (with his advice and the advice of other experienced mentors) that leaving immediately to start my training and getting the right exposure will go a long way to help me realize my dream,” the post read.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more