Intel forecast, oil prices send stocks downward

first_imgNEW YORK – Stocks fluctuated before closing slightly lower Friday after a Federal Reserve governor’s upbeat comments on inflation helped ease worries about a bleak forecast from Intel Corp. The major indexes finished mixed for the week. The market first fell on Intel’s news, but rallied after Fed Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson suggested that core price inflation was under control and hinted at a moderating fiscal policy from the central bank. An afternoon rise in oil prices – which fed Wall Street’s concerns about inflation – eroded those gains. Meanwhile, news that the nation’s service sector grew faster than expected last month countered a drop in consumer confidence, lending some stability to a market stifled recently by concerns about more interest rate increases and rising energy costs. “In general, there’s still a decent amount of momentum coming off the start of the year, which typically tends to support the market,” said Steven Goldman, chief market strategist for Weeden & Co. “Stocks should hold up well assuming we don’t get a sharp rise in long-term (bond) rates here.” 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant At the close of trading, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 3.92, or 0.04 percent, to 11,021.59. Broader stock indicators also finished lower. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 1.91, or 0.15 percent, to 1,287.23, and the Nasdaq composite index slid 8.51, or 0.37 percent, to 2,302.60. last_img read more

Report cites neglected leads for failure to thwart London bombings

first_imgLONDON – Britain’s intelligence agencies missed chances to thwart last year’s transit attacks by failing to follow up leads on two of the men who became the country’s first suicide bombers, major reports said Thursday. The government blamed a lack of funds, a too-slow buildup of intelligence staff in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, and spies’ failure to anticipate that British citizens would contemplate suicide attacks on their homeland. But the reports found “no culpable failures” by agencies, including the MI5 and MI6 intelligence services, saying the bombings of three London subways and a double-decker bus July 7 came without warning. Britain’s Home Office said in one of the reports that there is “as yet no firm evidence” of al-Qaida’s role, if any, in organizing the attacks, which killed 52 commuters and the four bombers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHowever, suspected ringleader Mohammed Sidique Khan and accomplice Shezad Tanweer traveled to Pakistan and it is “likely that they had some contact with al-Qaida figures,” said a second report, by the Intelligence and Security Committee, a panel of nine British lawmakers. In September, Khan made a posthumous farewell in a videotape aired on Al-Jazeera television. Khan said he was inspired by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The association of the al-Qaida leader and the 30-year-old suicide bomber was considered at the time to be the strongest link yet of a role by the terror organization in the attacks. No links have been found between the July 7 bombers and the group that mounted failed bombing attempts against the transport system two weeks later, one of the reports said. 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

FOYLE VALLEY ENJOY CLEAN-SWEEP AT RATHMULLAN 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgMore than 280 runners and walkers took part in tonight’s Rathmullan 5K.Well-known Derry athlete Keith Shiels from Foyle Valley won the race in an excellent time of 15.16.Indeed it was a clean sweep for Foyle Valley with Shiels being joined by team-mate Adrian McGowan in second and Chris McGuinness in third. Well done to all who took part.The following is a list of all who took part and their finishing times.Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 15.16 190 Keith Shiels SM Foyle Valley A.C. 2 15.30 143 Adrian McGowan SM Foyle Valley A.C.3 15.36 113 Chris McGuinness SM Foyle Valley A.C.4 15.39 77 Ivan Toner M35+ Letterkenny A.C.5 15.56 121 Stephen Connor SM Foyle Valley A.C.6 16.12 124 Michael Black SM Individual 7 16.51 136 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford A C8 16.52 161 John Sweeney SM Cranford AC9 16.54 271 Brian Thursby Pelham M40+ Letterkenny A.C.10 16.56 185 Liam Doherty M35+ Cranford AC 11 16.58 246 John McCallion SM Individual12 16.59 138 Jack McBride JM Finn Valley A.C.13 17.00 98 Matt McLaughlin SM Foyle Valley A.C.14 17.01 169 Noel Diver SM Rosses AC15 17.13 181 Colm McNulty M40+ Finn Valley A.C.16 17.24 102 Lawrence Johnston M50+ North Belfast Harriers17 17.29 247 Kieran McBride SM Letterkenny A.C.18 17.31 123 Gearoid McGeehan SM Individual19 17.32 227 Sean McFadden M35+ Letterkenny A.C.20 17.34 173 Ciaran O’Donnell M45+ Letterkenny A.C.21 17.35 293 Barry Coyle SM Individual22 17.36 110 Stephen Mitchell JM Individual23 17.38 111 PJ Boyce M45+ Cranford AC24 17.39 108 Michael McKnight M50+ Individual25 17.40 87 Darren Price M35+ Letterkenny A.C.26 17.41 91 Padraig Friel M35+ Letterkenny A.C.27 17.42 78 Niall Barry M35+ Letterkenny A.C.28 17.47 68 Roy McGilloway JM Foyle Valley A.C.29 17.50 91 Padraig Friel M35+ Letterkenny A.C.30 17.50 104 Dessie Hegarty SM Foyle Valley A.C.31 17.53 159 Mark McPaul SM Finn Valley A.C.32 17.56 60 Dara McNulty M40+ Russells Couch to 5K33 18.06 72 Brian Ferry M35+ Letterkenny A.C.34 18.09 221 Brendan Irwin M35+ Finn Valley A.C.35 18.11 228 Aidan Kelly M35+ Individual36 18.20 115 Michael Gallagher JM Finn Valley A.C.37 18.22 183 Rooney Campbell M40+ Foyle Valley A.C.38 18.25 154 Ben George M35+ Letterkenny A.C.39 18.29 175 Geard Devine SM Individual40 18.30 120 Paul Cosgrove M45+ Letterkenny A.C.41 18.31 82 Martin Goodier M50+ Individual42 18.32 177 PJ Hagan SM Milford A C43 18.35 204 Johnny O’Doherty SM Individual44 18.38 71 Paul Russell M35+ Individual45 18.40 134 Ray McGrory M45+ Milford A C46 18.42 205 Raymond McGaghey M45+ Individual47 18.50 99 Gerry Cribben M50+ North Belfast Harriers48 18.51 149 Shaun Boyce SM Individual49 18.53 182 Pat Hegerty M50+ Finn Valley A.C.50 19.05 79 Luke Daly SM Individual51 19.08 144 Michael McGowan SM Foyle Valley A.C.52 19.09 112 Anthony McDaid M35+ Individual53 19.11 70 Chris Ryan M45+ Foyle Valley A.C.54 19.15 187 Anthony Doherty M40+ Inishowen AC55 19.16 189 Barry Mackey M50+ Individual56 19.17 285 Catherine Dooher SW Individual57 19.19 186 Emmet Deary SM Individual58 19.20 93 Martin Anderson M45+ Finn Valley A.C.59 19.25 67 Ruth MaGill W50+ Lagan Valley60 19.26 290 Terry McFadden M35+ Milford A C61 19.28 107 Brendan McBride M45+ Rosses AC62 19.39 171 Kieran Bovaird M45+ Individual63 19.40 56 Lee Smith SM Russells Couch to 5K64 19.41 211 Karol McGinley JM Individual65 19.43 76 Mark McFadden M40+ Individual66 19.44 116 Karen Gallagher JW Finn Valley A.C.67 19.47 127 Patrick Given SM Individual68 19.48 92 Alan Caterson M40+ Finn Valley A.C.69 19.55 235 Darragh Kelly SM Individual70 19.56 179 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A.C.71 19.57 140 Darren Lynch JM Individual72 19.58 224 Kevin Loughrey SM Individual73 20.02 106 Frankie Bradley M35+ Foyle Valley A.C.74 20.03 267 Paul Lynch SM Individual75 20.04 83 Mark McClintoch M35+ Foyle Valley A.C.76 20.08 164 Gilian Marley JW Milford A C77 20.12 118 Sean O’Leary M50+ Finn Valley A.C.78 20.16 114 Jane McGinley SW Letterkenny A.C.79 20.17 203 Naoise Enright M40+ Letterkenny A.C.80 20.22 117 Manus Peoples M50+ Individual81 20.23 198 Kieran Doherty SM Individual82 20.26 283 Sharon Black W40+ Letterkenny A.C.83 20.28 196 Anthony Murray M60+ Individual84 20.29 131 Shaun McGeehan SW Letterkenny A.C.85 20.31 158 Kieran Murray M35+ Milford A C86 20.32 266 John Ward SM Milford A C87 20.33 156 Paul Lee M45+ Individual88 20.42 208 Adrian McClafferty M35+ Individual89 20.45 262 Paul Friel M45+ Milford A C90 20.46 162 Liam Marley M50+ Cranford AC91 20.47 105 Emma McGilloway JW Foyle Valley A.C.92 20.48 157 Kenneth Moore M45+ Milford A C93 20.49 225 Pat Brady M50+ Individual94 20.55 132 Colette McElwaine W35+ Milford A C95 20.56 201 Michael McNulty M40+ Individual96 20.57 14 Ciaran Doherty SM United Healthcare97 20.58 141 Brian McBride M60+ Letterkenny A.C.98 21.05 101 PJ Lyons M40+ Individual99 21.07 270 Donal McBride SM Inishowen AC100 21.08 263 Rory Reynolds SM Individual101 21.09 244 Richard Raymond M50+ Individual102 21.10 274 Serena McDaid W35+ Letterkenny A.C.103 21.11 126 Noel McCormack M40+ Individual104 21.13 58 Des McGinty M45+ Russells Couch to 5K105 21.15 155 Ciaran Liddy M35+ Letterkenny A.C.106 21.20 142 Paul McGuckin M40+ Milford A C107 21.23 44 Ryan Peoples JM Russells Couch to 5K108 21.25 137 Brendan Sheridan M45+ Individual109 21.26 96 Alister Hetherington M40+ Letterkenny A.C.110 21.27 119 Charlie O’Donnell SM Individual111 21.45 275 Lorraine McDaid SW Individual112 21.48 66 Roy Hunter M50+ Russells Couch to 5K113 21.52 3 John Hughes M50+ Individual114 21.58 81 Jacqui Maxwell W50+ Orange Grove AC115 21.59 100 Sam Faulkner SM Individual116 22.05 228 Aidan Kelly M35+ Individual117 22.07 257 Shaun O’Donnell M50+ Lifford AC118 22.10 150 Michael Harley SM Individual119 22.11 194 Catherine Moran W50+ Foyle Valley A.C.120 22.12 209 Ailish McClafferty W35+ Individual121 22.13 265 Tony McGleenan M40+ Individual122 22.14 242 Rosaleen Doherty W35+ Letterkenny A.C.123 22.15 53 Chris Porter SM Russells Couch to 5K124 22.17 212 Eugene McGinley M35+ Individual125 22.21 272 Ita McCambridge W50+ North Belfast Harriers126 22.22 97 Eimear Gormley SW Letterkenny A.C.127 22.29 168 Orla Moran W35+ Foyle Valley A.C.128 22.30 84 Trish McClintoch W35+ Foyle Valley A.C.129 22.33 284 Aodhan Dorrian JM Milford A C130 22.34 195 Jimmy McBride M60+ Individual131 22.39 135 Ciara Crossan JW Individual132 22.53 90 Tara Carron W35+ Individual133 22.56 128 Claire Molloy W35+ Individual134 22.57 178 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley A.C.135 22.59 122 Kevin Doherty SM Individual136 23.00 256 Glen Curran Walk Individual137 23.13 125 Jack Easton JM Individual138 23.15 197 Maurice Kelly M35+ Individual139 23.17 259 Evelyn McGeehan W45+ Finn Valley A.C.140 23.18 89 James Doherty SM Milford A C141 23.22 289 Gloria Dunaghey W50+ Finn Valley A.C.142 23.29 11 Laird McKinley SM United Healthcare143 23.30 167 Marian Kerr W35+ Letterkenny A.C.144 23.31 207 Margaret Shiels W45+ Letterkenny A.C.145 23.32 152 Alison Studdard SW Individual146 23.33 180 Damien Doherty SM Individual147 23.34 85 Marion Boyle W45+ Foyle Valley A.C.148 23.35 287 Aine McElchar W35+ Finn Valley A.C.149 23.37 233 Nancy McNamee W50+ Finn Valley A.C.150 23.38 174 Damien Lynch SM Individual151 23.39 223 Caroline Shiels SW Individual152 23.52 249 Libby Morrison Mooney Walk Individual153 23.55 145 Darina Ferry W40+ Milford A C154 23.56 1 Graeme Thompson M40+ Individual155 23.59 86 Kate Meehan W50+ Foyle Valley A.C.156 24.01 277 Mark Gildea M35+ Individual157 24.07 229 Geard McFadden M35+ Individual158 24.11 160 Michael Hanley M45+ Milford A C159 24.12 243 Philip McGovern M40+ Individual160 24.13 286 Eileen Morning W40+ Individual161 24.14 210 John Crawford SM Individual162 24.14 148 Catriona Hull W35+ Individua163 24.16 253 Hugh O’Donnell M50+ Individual164 24.17 264 Martin Langan M40+ Convoy AC165 24.36 188 Joanne Bush W35+ North Belfast Harriers166 24.38 94 Paul Gallagher M40+ Individual167 24.43 226 Gary Price SM Individual168 24.51 199 Gary Easton SM Individual169 24.57 206 Eithne Cox W40+ Letterkenny A.C.170 25.04 282 Henry Gallagher M35+ Individual171 25.09 65 Martin Kelly M40+ Individual172 25.12 9 Bridgeen Doherty W35+ Individual173 25.20 57 Jack Smith Walk Russells Couch to 5K174 25.21 279 Marcella McGrenra SW Individual175 25.22 278 Martina McGrenra W35+ Individual176 25.28 245 Carmel Doherty W40+ Individual177 25.29 95 James McErlene M45+ Letterkenny A.C.178 25.30 151 Goretti Sheridan W40+ Letterkenny A.C.179 25.55 248 Alex Kerr Walk Individual180 26.02 2 Cathal Herron M50+ Individual181 26.05 12 Sinead Kinnear SW United Healthcare182 26.06 238 Helen Patton SW Individual183 26.11 10 Linda Harkin SW United Healthcare184 26.16 234 Norman Irwin M45+ Individual185 26.24 218 Eamonn Langan Walk Individual186 26.25 237 Eva Kelly SW Individual187 26.26 241 Maurice Kelly M35+ Individual188 26.31 55 Clive Vance M45+ Russells Couch to 5K189 26.32 147 Geard Gorman M35+ Individual190 26.35 261 Adam Friel JM Individual191 26.37 260 Gerry Burke M50+ Individual192 26.44 38 Sara Hunter W45+ Russells Couch to 5K193 26.45 273 Orla McCambridge SW North Belfast Harriers194 26.46 236 Aoife Kelly SW Individual195 26.50 61 Kieran Bovaird M45+ Russells Couch to 5K196 26.53 250 Jenny Gallagher SW Individual197 26.59 33 Lauren Friel Walk Russells Couch to 5K198 27.00 255 Laura Doherty SW Individual199 27.03 166 Lee Cowdry SM Individual200 27.05 191 Hugh Duffy M45+ Individual201 27.07 165 Rosey Cowdry SW Individual202 27.14 5 Graig White M40+ Individual203 27.22 17 Breideen Blaney W45+ Individual204 27.29 49 Jimmy Gallagher M40+ Russells Couch to 5K205 27.30 269 Noreen Fagan W40+ Individual206 27.31 75 Siobhan Laverty W35+ Individual207 27.32 23 Kristina Muaurieiene W35+ Russells Couch to 5K208 27.33 32 Caroline Friel W45+ Russells Couch to 5K209 27.34 73 Michael Shiels Walk Individual210 27.37 193 Emer Duffy SW Individual211 27.52 7 Lee Hegarty SM Individual212 27.58 146 Ciara Gorman SW Individual213 27.59 252 Anne Friel W35+ Individual214 28.00 129 Mary McHale SW Inishowen AC215 28.03 133 Anne Doherty W50+ Milford A C216 28.05 47 John Kelly M50+ Russells Couch to 5K217 28.19 216 Rosaleen Gallagher W40+ Individual218 28.20 281 AnneMarie Gallagher W35+ Individual219 28.26 251 Laura Lynch SW Individual220 28.28 200 Jonathan Mitchell SM Finn Valley A.C.221 28.33 280 AnneMarie Rodgers W40+ Individual222 28.35 16 Rona McGlynn W35+ Individual223 28.37 109 Julie Anne McNamee W45+ Individual224 28.40 4 Geraldine Mulholland W45+ Individual225 28.44 130 Grace Creighton Walk Individual226 28.51 231 Sinead Bolton W45+ Individual227 28.52 232 Stephanie Gallen SW Individual228 28.53 230 Lorraine Duffy W35+ Individual229 28.56 19 Audrey Park SW Russells Couch to 5K230 28.57 45 Josh Peoples Walk Russells Couch to 5K231 29.03 217 Brendan O’Donnell M40+ Lifford AC232 29.07 215 Stephen Sheridan M45+ Individual233 29.19 6 Sally Turnball W45+ Individual234 29.45 172 Angela Gallagher SW Individual235 29.58 51 John Corcoran M50+ Russells Couch to 5K236 29.58 59 Ollie Gallagher M45+ Russells Couch to 5K237 30.17 24 Roisin McBearty SW Russells Couch to 5K238 30.18 8 Shane Kelly SM Individual239 30.19 52 Adrian Peoples M50+ Russells Couch to 5K240 30.31 202 Mary O’Donnell W50+ Milford A C241 30.33 153 Sinead Shovlin W35+ Individual242 30.34 63 Roisin Clifford SW Individual243 30.42 27 Michaela Duddy JW Russells Couch to 5K244 30.54 80 Cecilia Sheridan SW Individual245 31.10 62 Belinda Sheridan SW Individual246 31.10 220 Fiona McConnell W35+ Individual247 31.17 268 Kathleen McCourt W40+ Individual248 31.18 254 Eamonn Kerr M40+ Individual249 31.28 139 Zak Martin Walk Individual250 31.29 176 Roisin Sheridan W40+ Individual251 31.30 170 AnneMarie Shiels SW Letterkenny A.C.252 31.44 36 Caorline Alexander W40+ Russells Couch to 5K253 31.58 29 Lorraine Tinney W40+ Russells Couch to 5K254 32.11 25 Margaret McNamee W45+ Russells Couch to 5K255 32.18 258 Mary O’Donnell Walk Individual256 32.19 30 Linda Peoples W40+ Russells Couch to 5K257 32.26 291 Josh Martin Walk Inishowen AC258 32.32 46 John Mitchell M50+ Russells Couch to 5K259 33.01 28 Sonia Duddy M40+ Russells Couch to 5K260 33.02 18 Alison Moore SW Russells Couch to 5K261 33.17 54 Russell Porter SM Russells Couch to 5K262 33.17 35 Fiona McNulty SW Russells Couch to 5K263 33.26 34 Rosarie Crossan W35+ Russells Couch to 5K264 33.42 163 Marie Boyce W45+ Individual265 33.43 192 Lavina McVeigh Walk Individual266 34.53 74 Denis Shiels Walk Individual267 35.10 88 Deborah Clawson W45+ Russells Couch to 5K268 35.51 219 Frances McBride W40+ Individual269 36.02 64 Maria Pinto SW Individual270 36.18 43 Sinead McNulty W40+ Russells Couch to 5K271 36.18 37 Helena Gallagher W45+ Russells Couch to 5K272 39.08 22 Hannah Bovaird JW Russells Couch to 5K273 39.09 26 Aine Curran Walk Russells Couch to 5K274 42.46 21 Cara Bovaird JW Russells Couch to 5K275 42.49 48 Andrew Porter JM Russells Couch to 5K276 43.00 41 Joy Porter W40+ Russells Couch to 5K277 43.13 239 Kathy Sheridan Walk Individual278 43.30 213 Annette Sheridan W40+ Individual279 43.30 214 Stevie Sheridan Walk Individual280 43.51 20 Tina Bovaird W40+ Russells Couch to 5K281 43.56 42 Cate Toland Walk Russells Couch to 5K282 44.41 240 Martina Sheridan Walk IndividualFOYLE VALLEY ENJOY CLEAN-SWEEP AT RATHMULLAN 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 11th, 2014 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)Tags:donegalRATHMULLAN 5Klast_img read more

Saving unplanted soybean seed for next year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Due to wet weather, a few farmers in northwest Ohio have not yet planted soybean.  Can this soybean seed be saved and planted next year?1.)  Check with your seed dealer.  Your seed dealer may have options available to return seed.  Check with your seed dealer to see what your options are.2.)  Store seed in a climate and humidity controlled environment.  High temperature and relative humidity increases the rate of seed deterioration.  Iowa State University researchers found when soybean seed was stored in a non-climate controlled warehouse (temperature ranging 18-82°F and relative humidity ranging 37-74%), the seed did not maintain adequate quality.  Seed that was put into controlled cold storage (50-52°F and 53-67% relative humidity) or warm storage (77-79°F and 20-42% relative humidity) resulted in seed that could be safely held for the next season’s planting.3.)  Test seed quality before planting.  If seed is to be saved for next year’s planting,make sure to test the seed quality before planting.  At minimum, the warm germination test is needed to adjust seeding rate.  (The warm germination test is used to determine under optimum conditions the percentage of seed able to germinate in a given lot.)  Other indicators of quality include the cold germination test (stress test which simulates cold, wet conditions as an indicator of seed vigor) and the accelerated aging test (relative vigor level of the seed).  All three tests are available through the Ohio Seed Improvement Association (http://ohseed1.org/).last_img read more

Composure saves La Salle against FEU

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next AFP official booed out of forum View comments And after net touch was called on the Lady Spikers to give FEU its seventh point, 12-7, La Salle ramped it up with Michelle Cobb’s connection to Cheng becoming the punctuation to the 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7 win.“We have this fighting spirit that we won’t let this one get away, that was what Kianna [Dy] and I were always saying, and that this game would be ours,” said Cheng who had 10 points in the game.La Salle’s two-set blowout, though, that could’ve ended the match in just three sets had it score one more point.The Lady Spikers were up 24-22 in the third set after MVP Mary Joy Baron’s quick kill, but La Salle managed to squander two match points and allowing FEU to score four straight.Villareal blocked Ogunsanya to give FEU a 25-24 lead then Bernadeth Pons’ off speed kill brought gave the Lady Tamaraws the third set and that became their foundation in the comeback bid.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Bench time helps Cobb measure FEU Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH When Far Eastern University came back from a two-set deficit against De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, the Lady Spikers knew they had a tough task at hand.ADVERTISEMENT “I think we became too confident in the third set because we just had to score our last point and FEU was still far behind,” said Dy in Filipino. “I know we should work on our finishing capabilities.”Dy finished with a team-high 18 points to lead La Salle as the Lady Spikers improved to an undefeated 3-0 card.For Cheng, what allowed them to fight back against FEU was their will to succeed as the fifth set all boiled down to who wants to win the match more.“Of course we’re the ones who really wanted to win this more than FEU, whoever wants the win more will win the game,” said Cheng. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises But all the Lady Spikers did was to calm down and get to 15 points faster than the Lady Tamaraws.“We told ourselves that we should be composed, we should take this with a full heart, and that we will finish this match as the winners,” said Desiree Cheng in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe first third of the fifth set saw the Lady Spikers and Lady Tamaraws trade blows that eventually became a 5-5 stalemate, unbeknown to FEU the defending champions are just starting to heat up.La Salle first took a 12-6 lead and created enough buffer away from FEU after Aduke Ogunsanya denied Jeanette Villareal.last_img read more

Nat’l team plans to develop intangibles in Japan trip

first_imgWATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES “Floor defense and blocking will be developed in Japan, but the most important thing is the players should know themselves and further develop their teamwork,” said Suzara. “The communication between the coach and the players, that’s the most important thing.”The 2017 SEA Games is set to start on August 19 in Kuala Lumpur.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? View comments Reyes gets advice from Daquis on being nat’l team skipper Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ “We hope that everyone will learn from Japanese volleyball,” said Vicente. “That will be a big boost for us because I’ve said before we really have to develop our floor defense.”“We have the height, we have talented players, we have everything, but we need to experience top class volleyball to further understand the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe women’s national team is set to fly to Okayama City on July 17 where they will conduct the first part of the camp before going to Kobe for the second leg.Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc., Director Tats Suzara added the team’s Japan trip will emulate what the 1993 gold medal-winning team in preparation for that year’s SEA Games. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The national women’s volleyball team is currently in preparation for the 2017 Malaysian Southeast Asian Games, and part of its regimen is a two-part training camp in Japan.Head coach Francis Vicente said Friday the team’s goal in their Japanese training camp is to develop their floor defense and imbibe some of the host nation’s volleyball traits.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Gameslast_img read more

Greg Rutherford retires: ‘I just don’t want to be in pain every day of my life’

first_img Allyson Felix: ‘I never want to be satisfied with losing’ Share via Email Twitter Topics “I used to do a lot of BMX as a kid and I’ve been a mountain biker all my life, so the idea of seeing what I can do on a track bike really appeals,” he says. “Of course I am realistic but, given I can produce a very large amount of power on a Watt bike, I want to see what I can do.“I know some people will dismiss the idea but I can’t understand the negativity,” he adds. “After all, other athletes have switched sports. Look at Marquise Goodwin, who was a London 2012 finalist in the long jump and is now an NFL wide receiver. I do a lot of bike workouts at the moment and it doesn’t hurt my body. So why not give it a go? The people I’ve spoken to at British Cycling have not said, ‘no chance’. They’ve said ‘try’. So I am going to do some lab testing.” Rutherford poses for a portrait at his local bike shop. Portraits by Tom Jenkins/Guardian Twitter Since you’re here… Athletics Reuse this content Share on Messenger They have not promoted the other kids coming through enough. Unfortunately we have a professional sport run by amateurs.Greg Rutherford Team GB “At times I am in so much pain I can’t even sit on the floor and play with my two kids,” says Greg Rutherford as he revs himself up for his greatest leap into the unknown. “I still feel I am fast. I still feel as if I am super strong. But whenever I try to sprint or jump I have to take three days off because I am limping so much. In the end it wears you down.”Suddenly it all comes rushing out: how the long jumper has been wrestling with retirement for three months because of an injury to his left ankle; how he has gone through the five stages of grief – from denial, anger, bargaining and depression to, finally, acceptance; and then, for the first time, how he will definitely end his career this summer. “At the weekend a 19-year-old Cuban, Juan Miguel Echevarria, jumped 8.83m in Stockholm – the longest since 1995 – and yet no one knows about it. The guy almost went out of the pit and could easily become the first athlete to jump nine metres. Everyone should be raving about him.”When asked if British Athletics has squandered the legacy of London 2012, he nods. “To a certain degree, yes,” he continues. “There was a period of time where they were relying on Jess, Mo and myself to carry on winning medals – and we did – but they have not promoted the other kids coming through enough. Unfortunately we have a professional sport run by amateurs.”Rutherford points to the likes of Dina Asher-Smith, who broke her British record last week, Zharnel Hughes, who ran 9.91sec at the weekend, and Sophie Hitchon, who won an Olympic hammer bronze in Rio, as athletes who should be better known. “But if you asked people in this coffee shop who they were, I’m not sure they would know.”Some of the blame, he believes, lies with athletes for not speaking out more. “Many of them seem to have almost a fear of revealing their personalities,” he said. “I can be chatting away to them, yet I see them five minutes later when the camera is on them they have nothing to say. It drives me crazy.“They can’t figure out that by being outspoken, and having things to say, it will promote the sport. I tell young athletes that without them there is no track and field, so they should be more forthright in evoking change. Because if you don’t, you are just going to be happy living your 10 years as a British athlete, retiring and having to get a normal job, which is what so many do.”Rutherford, however, has never been one to follow the herd. He has several retirement plans lined up – including TV and training work. But he has not completely given up on remaining in elite sport and has even talked to British Cycling about travelling to Manchester for testing later this year. Read more Facebook Read more Facebook Greg Rutherford: ‘I was the one stealing from the milk-float after an all-nighter’ Share on Twitter Pinterest Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Twitter “I keep asking myself, what’s more important to me – trying to be a mediocre athlete holding on to past glories or moving on?” he says with unflinching honesty. “I’ll be 32 later this year. I don’t want to be the old man on the team who is making up the numbers. I want people to remember me for the good times.”There have certainly been plenty of those along the way – including, of course, that London 2012 gold medal, sandwiched neatly between those of Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah, during 46 minutes of cacophony and wild delirium at London’s Olympic Stadium.The internet snarks and fly-by-night fans dismissed his performance on an instantly anointed Super Saturday as a fluke. Rutherford’s response? To recover from a career-threatening hamstring rupture to win Commonwealth and European gold and set the British record of 8.51m in 2014 – and then, for good measure, to claim the world and Diamond League titles a year later. It made him the first British athlete to hold all the major outdoor titles at the same time. He was not finished there either, winning European gold and Olympic bronze in 2016, to confirm his status in the pantheon as one of Britain’s greatest track and field stars. For someone who was frequently dismissed as a fluke, he sure got lucky a lot of times. He laughs. “What was it that Gary Player said? ‘The more I train, the luckier I get.’”His voice suddenly goes quiet. “I have always had the tendency to put my career down, probably because I had this desire to always prove people wrong,” he admits. “But if you had told me 10 years ago I would be a five-time major winner, I would have bitten your hand off. I am very content with everything I have achieved. It’s the right time to move on.” Rutherford in action during his gold medal winning performance at the 2016 European Athletics Championships. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian interviews Facebook Along the way, however, his body has broken down more times than he can remember. And even totting up all his operations takes some calculating. “I have had four surgeries on my right ankle and one on my left,” he says, sipping a large coffee. “Then there was the groin reconstruction, which is as painful as it sounds, as well as having my stomach wall knitted back together. I’ve had my foot opened up, too. And earlier in my career I had all sorts of hamstring problems as well.” Pinterest Rutherford made his decision to retire only this week and, when asked what his legacy will be, he exhales loudly. “Oof! I hope people will see me as somebody who was always able to produce his best when it mattered most – an athlete who had a dogged determination to win, no matter who I was up against.” Pinterest He had hoped that the surgeon’s knife would work its magic on his left ankle last autumn but a pernicious problem with the cartilage refuses to budge.“As an athlete you often have pain, whether it’s training niggles or serious injuries, but with my ankle it is like having a dull toothache all the time,” he says. “I just don’t want to be in pain every single day of my life, which is how things currently are.”In the past Rutherford would sprint in training three or four times a week as well as jumping once or twice. His injuries, however, mean that he trains mostly on an exercise bike and has to restrict his jumping into a sandpit to competition this summer. No wonder, then, that his best leap in 2018 is only 7.89m. Yet while the prognosis is gloomy, he still hopes for a final shot at glory at this year’s European championships in Berlin.“I would love the opportunity to become the first man to win three successive European long jump titles,” he says. “And if I think I can win, I will go. But I am also going to be realistic. If my form isn’t there, I won’t stand in any British athlete’s way.”Rutherford will, however, definitely compete at the Anniversary Games in London next month and the Birmingham Diamond League in August. “Making this decision now gives me enough time to compete around the country and say thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career,” he explains.Yet Rutherford is worried about the state of the sport he is about to leave behind. “It’s probably a sign of the times that more people want to talk to me about Strictly Come Dancing than athletics,” he says. “Can you imagine that happening in the era of Seb Coe and Steve Ovett, or even Sally Gunnell and Linford Christie? Back then the sport was always on the BBC and on the back pages. Now nobody cares about athletics. Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Greg Rutherford celebrates after winning the men’s long jump whilst Mo Farah runs past in the 10,000 metres final on Super Saturday at the 2012 Olympics. 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