Felix falls short as Kerley Kendricks shine

first_imgDes Moines (United States): Allyson Felix’s bid to qualify for the World Championships fell just short while 400m runner Fred Kerley and pole vaulter Sam Kendricks lit up the US Athletics Championships on Saturday. Felix, 33, racing in her first meeting for more than a year after taking time off to give birth to her daughter, finished sixth in the 400m final at Drake Stadium. Although Felix could still travel to Doha as part of the USA’s 4x400m relay squad, it will be the first time she has not entered an individual event at a major championships, ending a sequence of appearances that stretches all the way back to 2003. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I just didn’t feel great,” Felix said afterwards. “I knew that it was a less than ideal situation for me.” Felix, however, said she was encouraged by her performances in Iowa as she looks towards the 2020 Olympics. “I am grateful more than anything,” she said. “It would be crazy for me to say that I was disappointed. I have my health, I have my family and I couldn’t ask for anymore than that.” Asked if she would take a place on the US relay squad for Doha if it was available, Felix said form and fitness would influence her decision. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”If I feel like I’m in good form to be able to help the team, then yes,” she said. “If not I’ll be a cheerleader.” upset of the day came in the 400m, where rising star Michael Norman was beaten for gold by the powerful Kerley. Norman has lit up athletics in his first professional season this year with a world leading 43.45sec. But he was unable to overhaul Kerley down the stretch as the 24-year-old Texan muscled his way to the line in a personal best of 43.64sec, making him the seventh fastest 400m runner of all time. In the women’s 100m hurdles, world record holder Keni Harrison produced a flawless display to take gold in 12.44 sec, with Nia Ali second in 12.55sec and Olympic champion Brianna McNeal third in 12.61 sec. There was another dominant victory in the men’s 400m hurdles where the 22-year-old Rai Benjamin registered an emphatic win, surging clear of the field to win by around 10 meters. Benjamin’s time of 47.21sec was the third fastest time of 2019. He already owned the second-quickest of the year of 47.16 and only Norway’s Karsten Warholm has run quicker, with a 47.12. The outstanding field event performance of the day came in the men’s pole vault, where world champion Sam Kendricks soared to a world leading jump of 6.06m, a new American record. Only two men, Ukrainian legend Sergey Bubka and France’s Renaud Lavillenie, have ever jumped higher.The popular Kendricks was buried under a pile of his fellow competitors after clearing the height, which was also a new personal best.last_img read more

Still smokey fiery in Jubilee Gardens say officials

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 6, 2017 – Nassau – The fire, at last check was still blazing in Jubilee Gardens and the fire chief says though the smoke colour has changed; the fire is still a major hazard, too dangerous for residents and his team is still focused on containing it.  These reports are not uncommon in other jurisdictions today either as in South Florida, there are similar stories of the whipping winds making it difficult for fire crews.The winds are expected to remain brisk until at least tomorrow according to forecasts.  And the fire is hard to tame; it crept into the school yard there at the Acquinas College; the Catholic board of Education says the school will remain closed tomorrow.To ensure homes which had to be abandoned are not targeted for crime, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force was on guard throughout the night and will continue their watch.  Five pets were taken in at the Human Society.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

St Xaviers Convocation JU VC bats for rise in Gross Enrolment Ratio

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University (JU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Suranjan Das on Wednesday stressed the need to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in the country.Prof Das was speaking at the 12th Convocation and Valedictory of St Xavier’s College on its Park Street Campus. He said: “We should focus to make the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of the country in Higher Education reach at least the world’s average of 32 percent and address the difference between class, caste gender, creed and religion within our education system.” Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalSpeaking on the stark disparity in the standard of higher education among states, Das said: “How do we remove the gross regional disparity in higher education in the country? It is evident from the fact that GER varies from 56 percent in Chandigarh to 47 percent in Tamil Nadu and 14 percent in Bihar. Why is the situation like this even after seven decades of Independence? Not even one percent of the country’s GDP is spent in Higher Education and only 0.69 percent of the country’s GDP is utilised for research purpose.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”How can India deal with a situation where job creation has not kept pace with the growth of the GDP,” Das remarked. He expressed his gratitude to St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) for preparing the students to excel in all walks of life and producing creative and aware citizens as well. “I had closely observed how the college had used effectively the status of autonomy to attain new mark of excellence, I compliment them for introducing new courses initiating academic steps,” he said. Das was awarded with the “Nihil Ultra” award of Excellence. “I am being honoured and feel humbled. I was formerly connected with the college that I will cherish forever.” “I sincerely express my gratitude to the principal of the college. I had the unique opportunity to be a part of the process when the college got the autonomous status and have also closely observed the transformation of it afterwards. It has attained new heights of excellence,” Prof Das maintained. “I am happy that the college introduced postgraduate courses in History and Political Science. As my present term comes to an end, I shall be happy to take classes free of costs,” Das added. Rev Dr Dominic Savio, Rector and principal of the college, congratulated all the 2,328 undergraduate, post-graduate and B.Ed students who received their degrees. Savio said in his address as per the UGC norms the college introduced Choice Based Credit System in Arts and Science subjects after approval on March 22, 2018 while B.Com and BMS departments are already following the CBCS. He said the college proposed to introduce PG courses in MA in English, MA in Political Science, MA in Bengali in the Raghabpur campus and M Ed.last_img read more

Govt reshuffles IPS cadre after MCC lifts

first_imgKolkata: The state government on Sunday removed Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajesh Kumar and reappointed Anuj Sharma in his place. Gyanwant Singh was reinstated as CP of Bidhannagar City Police and Natarajan Ramesh Babu, who was holding the post, was removed. The order came after the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) was lifted on Sunday. Both Sharma and Singh had been removed by the Election Commission from their post as CP Kolkata and CP Bidhannagar respectively on April 5 and Kumar and Babu were handed over the charges. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSharma was holding the post of ADG (Operation) while Singh was posted as Director in the Economic Offence Directorate till date, as per EC’s order. Shyam Singh, Superintendent of Police of Birbhum, who was removed by the EC and given the charge of Commandant in State Armed Police, was also handed back the charge of Birbhum district. Avvaru Rabindranath, who was posted as SP Birbhum till date as per the Commission’s order, has been appointed as DC (Airport) in Bidhannagar Commissionerate. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAbhishek Gupta has also been handed over the charge of SP Cooch Behar district. He was earlier removed and appointed as commandant in Specialised India Reserve Battalion (SIRB) by the Commission. Amit Kumar Singh, who was appointed as SP of the district, has been removed. IPS Devendra Prakash Singh, who was holding the charge as DIG in Midnapore range, has been given the charge as CP of Barrackpore Police Commissionerate by removing Sunil Kumar Choudhary. A notification effecting changes in the IPS cadre was released by the state Home and Hill Affairs department on Sunday. It may be mentioned that Rajesh Kumar, Natarajan Ramesh Babu, Amit Kumar Singh and Sunil Kumar Choudhary’s postings are still awaited as per the notification.last_img read more