Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since ’85

first_imgMOST READ “At six miles I was thinking, ‘No way, this is not my day,’” she said. “Then you break the tape and you’re like, ‘This is not what I expected today.’”A two-time Olympian and the 2011 Boston Marathon runner-up, Linden decided to stick around, outlasting the weather and the rest of the field to win the race’s 122nd edition on Monday in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers but the slowest time for a women’s winner in Boston since 1978.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownYuki Kawauchi splashed through the pelting rain, temperatures in the mid-30s and wind that gusted as high as 32 mph to win the men’s race, passing defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in Kenmore Square to earn Japan’s first Boston title since 1987 and the $150,000 first prize.Wearing a white windbreaker that was drenched and billowing in the wind, Kirui slowed and stumbled across the Copley Square finish line in second, 2:25 back, followed by Shadrack Biwott and three other U.S. men. The winning time of 2:15:58 and was the slowest since Jack Fultz overcame temperatures in the high 90s to win the “Run for the Hoses” in 1976. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., celebrates after winning the women’s division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided she’d seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year.“My hands were freezing, and there are times where you were just stood up by the wind. It was comical how slow you were going, and how far you still had to go,” Linden said.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “For me, it’s the best conditions possible,” said Kawauchi, who competed in 12 marathons last year — six times the usual number for an elite runner — and also works as a school administrator.Runners donned hats and extra layers, and the lead packs tried to draft off the media truck to avoid the rain that was hitting them horizontally at times. Wheelchair winners Marcel Hug of Switzerland and American Tatyana McFadden, both five-time champions, said they were unable to see through the spray that spun off their wheels.“It was just tough, it was so freezing,” Hug said through chattering teeth as a volunteer draped a second towel around his shoulders. “I’m just very glad that I made it.”McFadden said she wore two jackets, with plastic bags between layers to stay dry, and hand warmers against her chest. The wet roads made it treacherous to turn and impossible to stop.“I could start to feel my arms getting heavy just from all the rain soaking in,” she said. “You can’t put your brakes on right away, so you had to be tedious on the turns. I couldn’t even see because the wind was so strong.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img “Some of the women I was passing, I was in complete disbelief,” Sellers said. “I have the utmost respect for who they are as athletes and as people.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments LATEST STORIES Jazz’s Mitchell has left foot bruise, uncertain for Game 2 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC On the fifth anniversary of the finish line explosions that killed three and wounded hundreds more, Linden became the first U.S. woman to win since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985 — before the race began offering prize money that lured the top international competitors to town.Linden nearly ended the drought in 2011 when she was outkicked down Boylston Street and finished second by 2 seconds. This time she made the turn off of Hereford with a lead of more than half of a mile.“Probably 2011 is what put the fear in me,” Linden said. “That sprint battle is not super fun. It was nice to get it right down Boylston this time, that’s for sure.”A 34-year-old California native who lives in Michigan, Linden said she was so broken by the weather that she wanted to drop out after a couple of miles but instead stuck around in case she could help one of her fellow Americans.When four-time Olympian and reigning New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan fell behind after needing a bathroom break, Linden let her draft so she could catch up to the pack. Later, she helped Molly Huddle reconnect with the group.“And it turned out I was in third, and I thought, ‘Well, I probably shouldn’t drop out,” said Linden, who also earned $150,000.Sellers, who finished 4:10 behind, is a full-time nurse who had to train before or after work — at 4 a.m. or 7 p.m. She said didn’t believe it when she was told she had finished second, or that she earned $75,000.“Yeah, I’m in shock about that,” she said. It was the second competitive marathon for Sellers, who was a distance runner at Weber State.Canada’s Krista Duchene was third, with a total of seven Americans in the women’s top 10 and — for the second straight year — six in the men’s.The East Africans who have dominated the professional era of the race had their worst performance in decades: Kirui was the only Kenyan in the top ten for the men’s race; defending champion Edna Kiplagat, who was ninth, helped prevent a shutout in the distaff division.last_img read more

RECONSIDER

first_imgYou always make those absurd plans but then what?You always act brusquely to show off but then what?You just run around being thoughtless but then what?It Is time to reconsiderYou thumb down when it should have been an okayYou just saunter away when you should have stayedYou frowned when all needed was a smirk from youIt Is time to reconsiderYou just won’t understand even how simple it appearsYou just won’t be bother even if it needs your attentionYou feign when you should have bore tendernessIt Is time to reconsiderYou thought of only yourself when others were involvedYou know hatred will never conquer love so why seek?Why fight those you love so dearly if only you graspIt Is just the right time to reconsiderShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

50 Ebola Survivors in Bong, Says CHT

first_imgThe Bong County Task Force on Ebola disclosed that it has discovered at least 50 children who have lost both parents to the Ebola virus disease in Bong County.Acquainting journalists at the office of the Bong County Health Team on the Phebe Hospital Compound yesterday, the head of the psychosocial unit of the Bong County Ebola Taskforce, Rev. G. Victor Padmore, said his statistics did not include children who lost only one parent to the disease.Rev. Padmore informed journalists the survey was conducted in communities hardest-hit by Ebola in the county, including Barkerthela, Lorcus Farm, Taylor Town, Mawah, Civil Compound and the Millionaire Quarter Community.The Lutheran prelate indicated that the orphans are between the ages of three months to 16 years old.Commenting on the condition of the orphans, the clergyman described their state as horrendous, pale.  He stressed that the education of some of the children should remain the paramount concern of every Liberian and called on child-friendly organizations operating in the country to help improve the wellbeing of the children.The Lutheran cleric was quick to point out that his committee has not yet concluded findings on the number of children whose single parents died after contracting the virus.“Our assessment was carried out in communities that were affected by the Ebola virus disease,” he said.Rev. Padmore specified the communities scarcely affected by the disease are experiencing acute shortages of food because, according to him, the disease struck the communities during the peak of the farming season.He also mentioned that the communities lack safe drinking water; the local inhabitants are largely surviving on streams and creeks for drinking.“The main thing now we should be thinking of is the education of the children because they have lost both parents to the Ebola virus disease. Again they will be discriminated against and stigmatized since their parents died from Ebola” Rev. Padmore challenged.He indicated that the number of orphans may significantly increase when the psychosocial committee of the County Ebola Taskforce shall have concluded its study. He maintained that the wellbeing of orphans would be a major challenge to the County Leadership and the Government of Liberia as well as the international partners, who are in the business of the welfare of children in post-Ebola Liberia.Pastor Padmore then used the occasion to plead with the Liberian government and its partners to develop programs that will support and recover the disadvantaged orphans from their present state.The psychosocial committee Chairman pointed out that most of the orphans have been discriminated and stigmatized by their peers because their parents were killed by Ebola, something he said remains a key concern after Ebola is eliminated from the country.Rev. Padmore told journalists, he observed that children whose parents died from the virus were separated from kids whose parents were not affected by the virus during play.The Liberian cleric reiterated his calls for more attention to be given to the orphans by the Government of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bayern to start post-Ancelotti era at Hertha

first_imgAfter losing 2-0 away to Hoffenheim and throwing away a two-goal lead at home to Wolfsburg, even Bayern’s Bundesliga form has been far from their usual dominance in recent weeks.With the club stranded in third place behind Hoffenheim and leaders Borussia Dortmund, rumours of growing disharmony in the dressing room had only increased the pressure on Ancelotti.Facing criticism from the fans and the media for his failure to accomodate Thomas Mueller, Ancelotti’s relationship with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery was also reported to be under strain.As Sagnol takes over for the time being, Bayern will be looking to reboot their season when they travel to Berlin. Here are five things to look out for in the Bundesliga this weekend.Fresh start for BayernAncelotti was heavily criticised for his team selection against PSG, and Mats Hummels, Robben, Ribery and Jerome Boateng can expect to return to the starting lineup against Hertha.“I expect a positive development from the team, and an absolute desire to perform,” said club chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after Ancelotti’s dismissal.After the result in Paris, nothing but a win will be acceptable for the Bayern hierarchy in Berlin.Hertha rested several key players for their Europa League clash with Ostersund, and the likes of Karim Rekik, Rune Jarstein, Marvin Plattenhardt and Mathew Leckie are expected to return against Bayern.Dortmund defending top spotDortmund’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will start against Augsburg on September 30, 2017 © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENVictory away to Augsburg on Saturday would keep Borussia Dortmund on top of the Bundesliga, and history speaks in favour of Peter Bosz’s side. Dortmund have never lost in Augsburg, while star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored eight goals against them over the years, including a hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut back in 2013.Aubameyang will start for Dortmund, but Bosz is expected to rest several players who played in the defeat at Real Madrid last Tuesday, including Omer Toprak and Gonzalo Castro.Unbeaten in their last five games, Augsburg are flying high in fifth, and will be boosted by the return of captain Daniel Baier from a one-match ban.Leipzig’s Werner doubtful for Cologne clashRB Leipzig may be without star striker Timo Werner when they travel to Cologne on Sunday evening.Werner was substituted off due to breathing problems during Leipzig’s Champions League defeat at Besiktas on Tuesday.With Naby Keita still serving a suspension, Leipzig could be missing their two best players as they come to the end of an exhausting seven games in three weeks. Cologne, meanwhile, are still looking for their first win of the season, having picked up just one point from their opening six matches.Crisis clubs meet in northern derbyTraditional rivals Hamburg and Werder Bremen both hope to get their seasons back on track when they meet in the northern derby on Saturday evening. Hamburg have lost all of their last four games, and are still without injured forwards Filip Kostic, Nicolai Mueller and Sven Schipplock.Bremen are second from bottom and are still searching for their first win of the season. They too are missing a key striker in Max Kruse.Hoffenheim hunting DortmundHoffenheim are hoping to keep the pressure on league leaders Dortmund with a win against Freiburg on Sunday. Second-placed Hoffenheim fear they may be without key players such as Sandro Wagner, Serge Gnabry and Nadiem Amiri.Fixtures (all times 1330 GMT unless stated)Playing FridaySchalke v Bayer Leverkusen (1830)SaturdayBorussia Moenchengladbach v Hanover 96, Eintracht Frankfurt v VfB Stuttgart, Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg v Mainz, Hamburg v Werder Bremen (1630)SundayFreiburg v Hoffenheim (1130), Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich, Cologne v RB Leipzig (1600)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Willy Sagnol will be interim coach of Bayern Munich after Carlo Ancelotti was fired on September 28, 2017 © AFP/File / NICOLAS TUCATBERLIN, Germany, Sep 29 – Bayern Munich will begin life after Carlo Ancelotti this weekend, as interim coach Willy Sagnol takes the reins ahead of Sunday’s visit to Hertha Berlin.The Bundesliga champions were humiliated in a 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, and the club reacted immediately by sacking Ancelotti on Thursday.last_img read more

Liverpool splutter without Salah in Everton stalemate

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool missed impressive Egypt winger Mohamed Salah in a goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park© AFP Lindsey PARNABYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 7 – Liverpool were rendered impotent without Mohamed Salah as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton in Saturday’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.Egypt winger Salah, the key figure in Liverpool’s impressive campaign, was left out due to a minor groin injury as Jurgen Klopp tried to give his main man a chance to be fit for their decisive Champions League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday. Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke looked rusty as they were given rare starts, with the latter failing to take either of two early chances.Roberto Firmino appeared as a late substitute in an attempt to find a winner, but third placed Liverpool had to settle for a point.They did, though, extend their unbeaten run in Merseyside derbies to 17 matches, as Seamus Coleman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both failed to take late Everton chances.Klopp had a big decision to make regarding his team selection, with Liverpool three days away from the second leg of their quarter-final against City following Wednesday’s 3-0 victoryThe fact that he made five changes showed where his priorities lie at the moment.Ings was starting a league match for the first time since Klopp took charge two-and-a-half years ago, having fought back from two cruciate knee ligament injuries, while Solanke was making only his fourth league start for the club.In addition, Nathaniel Clyne began a match for the first time in 11 months after recovering from a serious back problem, while central defender Ragnar Klavan was pressed into service at left-back, having played just 11 minutes since New Year’s Day.Inevitably, given those changes, Liverpool did not click as they usually do.Solanke lacked the kind of sharpness that Salah and Firmino have made second nature.– Lack of spark –Presented with two good chances in the first 16 minutes, he took neither.First he glanced wide from James Milner’s angled delivery, and then, when Coleman made a mess of clearing Clyne’s cross on the run, the striker could only steer his first-time shot straight at Jordan Pickford.Pickford looks increasingly likely to be England’s goalkeeper at the World Cup later this year, having grown in confidence as the season has gone on.His shot-stopping has rarely been in question, and he produced a fine flying save late in the half to turn away a shot from Milner, who had cut in from the left.Liverpool enjoyed the bulk of possession despite their disjointed look, which was partly down to Everton’s lack of adventure.Sam Allardyce had written in his programme notes about derbies being occasions to be inspired by, but his team lacked spark until the final 10 minutes and gave away the ball too often.Even though Everton did enjoy bursts of pressure, Cenk Tosun was a frustrated figure up front for the most part.Yet Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius still needed to be alert, making perhaps the save of the first half when he tipped away Yannick Bolasie’s 25-yard curler, bound for the top corner.The home side might even have won the match at the end, as the Turkey forward headed Theo Walcott’s cross towards the far post, where Coleman just failed to turn the ball in.Calvert-Lewin then steered over with only Karius to beat.Liverpool were prepared to show aggression, with Ings involved in a confrontation with Coleman that needed the intervention of referee Michael Oliver and both captains to sort out.It got the crowd going, but they would not have a goal to cheer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Woman fined for leafing around

first_img 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2President Judge Robert A. Freedberg on Thursday found Higgins guilty after listening to her attorney pepper a police officer with questions about lettuce. Higgins is mulling an appeal to state Superior Court “as a matter of principle,” said her lawyer, Timothy Prendergast. “Probably the most expensive McDonald’s salad ever sold,” he said. A woman asked a judge to toss her $173.50 fine for throwing lettuce out of her car, but he ordered her to fork over the green. Dawn Higgins, who was cited Oct. 18 while parked outside a Wal-Mart near Easton, Pa., appeared in Northampton County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Higgins has said she took her daughters and a friend to the store, and they stopped at a McDonald’s along the way. She said she pulled into a parking space to finish her meal but decided not to eat the half-dozen or so leaves atop her salad. After failing to appear before a district judge on Dec. 22, Higgins discovered that she had been convicted in absentia and owed the state $173.50. She appealed, arguing that lettuce is biodegradable. last_img read more

FINN HARPS AGM TIME CHANGE

first_imgDue to circumstances beyond our control, the AGM of Finn Harps Co-Operative Society Limited on Sunday next, 27th February, will now commence at 7.00pm and not 2.00pm as previously advised.  The AGM will still be held at the same venue as notified to all shareholders.EndsFINN HARPS AGM TIME CHANGE was last modified: February 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Walker backs Sterling to have his big World Cup moment

first_img Raheem Sterling impressed in the quarter-final win over Sweden but couldn’t find the net Kyle Walker insists the goals will come for Raheem Sterling in an England shirt.Sterling was a revelation for Manchester City last season, netting 23 times in 46 appearances. But, while has played a key role in England’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup, his failure to finish good chances has frustrated some and he is approaching three years without an international goal. Kyle Walker won the Premier League alongside Raheem Sterling last season 2 Walker, though, says his City and England teammate is used to silencing his critics and will do so again.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Nigel Adderley ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday, Walker said: “Hopefully he’s saved the big ones [moments] for the last two games.“I’ve played with Raz for a season now and I can remember at the start of the season people in the papers were saying he needs to add goals to his game, and he returned with 20-odd goals.“Working with him over the last year, there is no one that puts in harder work than him on the field. He really does try.center_img “Obviously I just keep telling him to get in these positions, because you’re finding the space, you’re making the clever runs to get there, it’s just the end product that is not coming off at the minute.“But as we’ve seen in the Premier League, he can finish. It’s just a matter of time and hopefully he’s saved his best for the last two games.”Sterling has only scored twice in 42 appearances for England, but Walker insists confidence is not a problem for the 23-year-old.“He’s a strong character,” said the defender.“He has to deal with a lot on and off the field, and I’m sure he’ll come good and we’ll all be singing his praises.”Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals: Wednesday July 11 – KICK OFF 7PM BST 2 Getty Images last_img read more

MARINE APP PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP

first_imgMarine Blast and MalinWaters have come together to expand the extensive marine directory that exists on the Marine Blast mobile app to now include listings for North West Ireland including Donegal and Sligo, plus Northern Ireland.This app now provides a one stop shop for information on sailing and other coastal activities in these regions.The Sail West project was originally launched on July 1, 2010 and is an EU project led by Donegal County Council. The MalinWaters consumer brand was developed as a result of the Sail West Project – a €7.4M Marine Tourism initiative that continues to promote marine tourism, linking the coastlines of Donegal, Sligo, Northern Ireland and the West of Scotland. Director of Service from Donegal County Council, Mr. Michael O’hEanaigh commented: “The new alliance with Marine Blast to include listings for North West Ireland and Northern Ireland on the mobile app is another step towards connecting our necklace of marinas with the West of Scotland and promoting sailing and other marine tourism activities through continued marketing of the MalinWaters brand.“We are continuing to develop new facilities with the recent completion of the new marina at Bunagee and Killybegs to follow in the future. Our goal is to open up our waters on the Wild Atlantic Way to encourage the sailing communities from further afield to experience the wonderful scenic coastline and wealth of marine tourism activities on offer here,” he said.MalinWaters is part financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through INTERREG IVA Cross-Border Programme managed by the Special European Unions Programmes Body with co-funding provided by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in the Republic of Ireland.This new relationship means the Marine Blast Marine Directory Scotland app now covers marinas and facilities in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland and gives a wider audience for this powerful marine tourism tool. Acting as a series of stepping stones, it doesn’t lead you on a fixed route, but gives you options to design your holiday in the way you want. The app has been designed with the sailor, whether experienced or recreational, in mind. Easy navigation is essential and is delivered either by tapping on a category, or viewing it on a map ¬ perfect when you want to find the nearest supplier of what you need!Marine Blast Multimedia’s Iain Hurrel explained: “We don’t know where journeys are started so it’s important we cover as many routes as possible. We want everyone who goes out onto the water to have the best experience they can. It’s our job to make their journey comfortable and, give them information from activities and events to sail repair and engine services – which they might need. That’s why we’re so delighted with our new relationship with MalinWaters“Northern Ireland is only 12 miles (as the crow flies) from Kintyre. We share many of the same opportunities for water based activities; indeed we welcome some of their best yachtsmen to regattas across Scotland every year.“Co-operation at this level is a no-brainer ¬ we have worked hard to make the app, which is free to download and free to be listed on, the biggest in Scotland. Sharing data between ourselves and our colleagues in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland can only strengthen marine tourism on the Atlantic coast,” he said.The Marine Blast App is available for iPhone and developers of the app will soon be launching it on Android.App Availability The app is available to download free from the iTunes App Store and will soon be available on Android.Download App – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id682499240?mt=8&affId=1860684MARINE APP PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilMalinWatersMARINE APPlast_img read more