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Fitter, Stronger Collins defies time

first_imgBeing fitter, stronger and having his wife as coach have been key factors to why Kim Collins continues to defy time and run faster even as he gets older.Collins, who turns 40 in April, opened his season at the Central Hurdles and Relays meet at G.C. Foster College on Saturday, winning the 60-metre dash in 6.53 seconds.Iran’s Reza Ghasemi’s 6.52s leads the world so far this season and Collins’ time was run outdoors, so it won’t be ratified, but one gets the feeling it won’t be long before the 39-year-old Kittitian grabs pole position once again like he did in 2015.Last season, Collins ran nine races unbeaten over 60m indoors and had the top-four fastest times in the world.The closest sprinter to his world-leading 6.47 was 26-year-old Ryan Bailey of the USA, who ran 6.50s in Seattle on February 14. Ironically, on that same day Collins ran that same time in Berlin, tying the American for the fifth fastest time of the year.Collin’s speed has not been confined to the indoor circuit as, in 2014, he ran the 100 metres in a personal best 9.96 seconds, almost one-tenth of a second faster than the 10.07s he ran to win the men’s 100m final at the World Championships in Paris in 2003.The Jamaican-based athlete explained that it is his approach to training that has allowed him to defy the odds and defy time.”Most athletes go in the opposite direction,” he revealed. “They come and they train hard, extremely hard every day and this goes on for months. In the end, their bodies will begin to break down. I come from the opposite direction. Whatever it is you’re trying to do, you must get fit first. So before I go to sprint, my body must be fit.”WEIGHT TRAININGHe also revealed that he is a lot stronger now than when he was world champion 13 years ago, having adopted weight training later on in his career, something he never did when he was younger.”I am way, way stronger now because back then I wasn’t doing weights, I wasn’t taking vitamins, nothing like that,” he said. “If I was doing what I am doing now back in 2003, I would have been a lot better. I would have been a lot faster and probably would have moved on a long time ago because I would have had such a great career.”He gives a lot of credit to his wife, Paula, who he said, helps him be honest about how his body feels.last_img read more

Jacks look inward to solve issues heading into 2017

first_imgArcata >> Humboldt State women’s basketball head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson did as most of us do during the holiday break. She spent time with the family, unwrapped gifts and did much of what is a traditional holiday vacation — with one exception, however.“I just watched a lot of film on us,” the first-year HSU coach said, “That’s what I did over my Christmas break.”As far as basketball activities are concerned, aside from a short recruiting trip, Bento-Jackson watched hours and hours of …last_img read more

San Jose Sharks 2019-20 preview: Stop with the nonsense

first_imgAnother year, another season in which the Sharks fail to win the Stanley Cup.That’s how you might expect a Sharks season preview to start. Although we won’t take the time to catalog the various season previews published over the past decade, it is safe to assume that most summaries of the Sharks focused on playoff disappointment, followed by an opining of what could have been, accentuated by pondering whether the Sharks could ever get over the hump.That is not how this preview is going to go. …last_img read more

Use plot data to make sound decisions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As harvest is completed across the Eastern Corn Belt, seed companies, universities, and growers will have the chance to compile and analyze data from yield testing. One of the most important decisions a farmer will face all year is deciding what variety to plant and in which field to plant it. To ensure that the best possible decision is made next spring, it is critical to spend some time looking at yield data. While reviewing data is critical, knowing how to determine whether it is accurate and useful is equally important. Below are some tips for using data to make sound planting decisions next spring. Look for replicated dataDon’t rely on yield results from one strip plot on a farm or from a single plot location. Look for data from randomized tests that are repeated multiple times and across multiple locations. Replications in testing increase the reliability of the data.For strip plot data, was a “tester” used?Strip plots planted on farms can cover large areas of a field. In many fields in the Eastern Corn Belt there are several soil types. If a plot crosses several soil types how can you be sure it is accurate? By planting a “tester” variety between each entry in the plot, you can calculate adjusted yields based on the variability of the tester yield across the plot. This ensures more accurate data. Look for consistencyAccording to Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Agronomist, “Documented consistency in yield performance is still the key to success in selecting hybrids that will perform well in your farming operation.” When choosing a variety based on plot data, it is important to look for consistent performance — across several plot locations and between multiple years. Choose varieties that consistently performed well in 2016 and 2017, in multiple locations, and different growing conditions. Statistical significanceOn published plot data look for footnotes that indicate the least statistically significant yield difference, or LSD. In many plots, the performance of the top 5 or 10 varieties may not be statistically different. Although there are small differences in yield, statistical analysis of the data indicates that all varieties within the LSD have an equal chance of winning the plot.While plot data can be very useful in making decisions, some plot data is significantly more accurate and reliable. The key to getting the most out of yield data is having the ability to sort through the large amounts of information to identify the data that most accurately and reliably represents crop performance.last_img read more

Stop work order put on Manitoba mine

first_imgAPTN National NewsA northern Manitoba Cree First Nation put a stop to business at a mining company Monday.The action attracted the likes of Bill Travers and Pam Palmater.They say the company operates on “unceded” Cree land.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has the story.last_img

LeBron James Quest To Be The Best

LeBron James won a championship and nothing changed.Sure, there were a few events. The obligatory champagne shower at his stall in the Miami Heat locker room. The parade before an estimated 400,000 fans. A pep rally at his high school. And Tuesday night brings the ultimate capper, the ring-and-banner ceremony just minutes before the start of a new season.Then it begins again, another year, another quest for a title.Having one title is not completely satisfying for James, who put the he-can’t-win notion to rest when the Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games for last season’s NBA crown. It was a perfect run for the perennial All-Star: Besides getting engaged and winning his second Olympic gold, James walked away with the NBA’s three most coveted trophies: MVP, Finals MVP and the championship.For an encore, he wants more.“I want to be the best of all-time,” James said in an interview with The Associated Press. “It’s that simple.”He expressed similar sentiment last year, and the year before that, and probably all the way back to high school in Akron, Ohio. He always wondered if a championship would change that perspective.He now has his answer.“Not really, honestly,” James said. “I haven’t had much time to really just think about what actually happened. At the end of the day, there’s still going to be people that say, well, he’s not going to be able to win two. He’s not going to be able to do it again.”Time will tell.At 6-foot-8, 260 pounds and blessed with a speed-and-strength combination — “he’s a freak,” Detroit coach Lawrence Frank said — James is widely considered the best player in the game today. He has won three MVP awards and some opposing coaches say he might keep winning those until voters get tired of selecting him.But the best of all time, that title will obviously take some work.Read the rest of this story on the Bostonherald.com read more

Old man arrested for alleged theft from a TCI association 90 counts

first_img#TCIPolice#MagneticMediaNews Seven TCI men ‘lost at sea’ found safe on Fish Cay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recordedcenter_img Editorial: Listen to your Mama Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcipolice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – July 12, 2017 – A Provo man was arrested for allegedly stealing from an association or charity in the islands. The Financial Crimes unit is on the case, ,and a 72 year old man is slammed with 88 counts of forgery, one count of theft and one count of using criminal property.The report was made on April 10th this year, and Police in a media release explained that the report was that, “… the male stole a large sum of money from an Association Body for which he represented. Investigation revealed that the offences were committed between March 2009 and December 2011.”The man is unidentified and so is the association he allegedly robbed, but Police say the 72 year old got $55,000 bail and is due back to court later this month.last_img read more

Okaka set for Udinese switch

first_imgWatford striker Stefano Okaka is expected to complete a switch to Serie A side Udinese in the next few days according to reports in Italy.Football Italia reports Okaka will arrive in Udine on Sunday and undergo his medical 24 hours later with the deal set to be wrapped up by Monday.Rumours are rife in Italy that the 29-year-old will join the Zebrette on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.The former Italy international last played in Serie A with Sampdoria, leaving in the summer of 2015 to sign for Anderlecht and then Watford.Okaka has only played a cameo role for the Hornets’ in the first half of the season, managing just 47 minutes of competitive football.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Udinese and Watford are both owned by the Pozzo family, making this a straightforward deal.#Udinese, medical visits for #Watford’s #Okaka set for Monday https://t.co/YX9oDszMYy— Pablito (@ilcano22) January 4, 2019last_img read more