After 2 Olympic golds, Hanyu wants to master quad axel

first_imgJapanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu shows off his gold medal he got in the Pyeongchang Olympics while speaking in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, a day after returning home. After winning two Olympic gold medals, Hanyu has set his next realistic dream: Successful quadruple axel at competitions. Hanyu, who won gold in the Pyeongchang Games to become the first man to repeat as Olympic champion in 66 years,said Tuesday that he hoped to achieve the quadruple and half jump that nobody has successfully performed at a competition. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO — After winning two Olympic gold medals, Yuzuru Hanyu wants to master a quadruple axel.Hanyu, who at the Pyeongchang Games became the first man to repeat as Olympic champion in 66 years, told a news conference on Tuesday he hoped to become the first figure skater to accomplish the quadruple and half jump in competition.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours D-League: Ebondo sizzles as CEU rebounds with rout of Akari-Adamson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img Hanyu, usually articulate, struggled with questions at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan, where he was asked to describe how difficult the jump is and to show something of it.He dropped his head to the podium, and then said the quadruple axel is like jumping rope four times while revolving twice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Grocery store owner on $75,000 for drug trafficking

first_imgA Lindener was on Monday morning granted bail when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate slapped with a drug possession charge.Caburn Robinson of Linden, Region 10 denied the allegation against him which alleged that on February 15, 2018 in Wismar, Linden, he was found to be in possession of 14.2 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.According to the 25-year-old man, he knows “nothing” about the charge being brought against him.He was granted bail after Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield had no objections to his pre-trial liberty.Robinson was released on $75,000 bail and is expected to make his next appearance at the Linden Magistrates’ Courts on March 13.last_img

A mother’s prayer answered

first_img…daughter to get corrective surgery soon…as US$40,000 equipment to be donated to GPHCThe prayer of a mother to see her daughter walk normally is soon to be realised following an intervention by a US-based Guyanese through a Guyanese US-based chapter in Georgia.Overseas based Guyanese Dr Slater Jeffery has stepped forward to champion the cause of 15-year-old Shebena Belle, who was born with a disability that has prevented her from walking properly.Shebena Belle smiles as she anticipates her successful surgery in 2019Giving an insight into the project, Dr Jeffery disclosed that in 2016 he was visiting Guyana on a mission to secure pigeon peas seeds. During his visit to Bare Root, East Coast Demerara, while visiting a farm he had an accidental meeting with Shebena.Having undergone a heart transplant, he decided this year to make a meaningful contribution to the life of Shebena Belle, as he recognised he was privileged to be alive. He said he wanted to contribute to someone’s life in an equally meaningful way.Dr Jeffery has said that since arriving in Guyana, he and the Belle family have met on several occasions, with both the Orthopaedic (bone specialist) surgeon and Health and Educational Relief (HERO) officials to decide on the best way for the surgery.He disclosed that the visiting surgeon is Dr Claude B. Scott, noting that the local surgeon would be Dr A. Watson, who is the Orthopaedic surgeon at GPHC.It was pointed out that for Shebana to have the surgery done successfully, a number of specialised tools would be needed, which the GPHC did not have. Dr Jeffery said he and the team have already secured the equipment, which includes a CR machine which costs some US$40,000. He assured the family that regardless of what it takes, he is prepared and committed to ensure that young Shebena would be able to benefit from the surgery.He revealed that the Bladen Hall Multilateral third former was assured that the surgery would be done in Guyana and would take place in March 2019.Dr Jeffery declared that a team of persons would be here in Guyana to ensure that the surgery is completed adding that they are currently working on securing the expenses needed for the equipment. He noted that the equipment would be donated to the GPHC, thus making it easy for other persons plagued with similar challenges to have same surgically corrected. He said that he is happy that they would be giving the machine to the hospital, noting that after visiting the hospital he was made aware that at least 100 persons are in need of similar surgeries.Expressing confidence that Shebana would walk normally after the surgery, the visiting US based Guyanese said that the team of doctors that would be working on Shebana are experts who have had a very long history of performing such successful surgeries.last_img read more


first_imgTHE MAN killed in today’s road traffic accident on the Barnesmore Gap was a much-loved nurse from the Twin Towns.Maximo Domens, who was 57, was originally from the Philippines. He was an Irish citizen and lived with his family in Stranorlar.The head of the Garda traffic branch Michael Harrison today appealed for more witnesses to the crash to come forward. Mr Domens’ silver Rover car was involved in a head-on collision with a bus.But it has emerged that potential witnesses drove on after the crash at 8.30am.“Unfortunately we have reports of some people moving debris from the road so that they could drive on,” Insp Harrison told Donegal Daily.“Just two people have come forward and we know there were more people in the area at the time. “We have to be able to tell Mr Domens’ family what happened and we need anyone who saw what happened to come forward as soon as possible.”The accident happened on a on sweeping bend.Insp Harrison said 17 people were on the bus and five were taken to hospital.“Fortunately the bus driver was able to keep his vehicle on the road, otherwise this could have been a much more serious incident,” said Insp Harrison.“The road was very busy at the time and we would appeal to witnesses to come forward.” Mr Domens nursed in Laghey and was on his way home after a night shift.“He was a brilliant guy,” said one nurse who knew him.“We are just devastated at his death. He was loved by every patient who came into contact with him.”The road re-opened at 4pm. MAN KILLED IN ROAD CRASH WAS MUCH-LOVED COMMUNITY NURSE – WITNESSES DROVE ON, SAY GARDAI was last modified: May 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MAN KILLED IN ROAD CRASH WAS MUCH-LOVED COMMUNITY NURSElast_img read more

Jim Duncan Track Resurfacing One Step Closer To Completion

first_img Drake University’s iconic Blue Oval is undergoing a facelift this summer as a new state-of-the-art Jim Duncan Track is being installed inside the venerable stadium.A new Mondo Super X surface will be placed upon the existing track, guaranteeing that the Jim Duncan Track remains a world-class competitive venue for years to come.The new track, which will bear the familiar blue hue of its predecessor, is the same surface that the 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics were contested on. The prefabricated synthetic rubber surface is composed of two layers vulcanized together to produce a seamless surface. Designed to produce superior athletic performance, the Mondo track surface provides the optimum blend of energy return and comfort for both sprint and distance events and guarantees an ideal combination of shock absorption and elasticity for jumpers.Progress on the resurfacing continues on schedule with the entire oval now covered in the new surface, view the entire photo gallery of the project’s progress here. The project’s progress will be updated throughout the summer on Friendly Version Jim Duncan Track Update – July 21 Story Linkslast_img read more


first_imgThe family of the Co Donegal couple killed in their home have thanked the local community for their support in recent days.The removal of the remains of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddity from their Carndonagh home last night. Pic copyright of North West News Pix.The well-known and highly respected Cuddihy family from Carndonagh issued a statement through Gardai.In it they thanked everyone who has helped them since the deaths of their relatives Jimmy and Maureen Cuddity who were found dead at the home in Churchtown on Thursday morning last The couple’s remains left the Chapel of Eternal Light at Mountaintop, LettErkenny this evening.The statement said “The Family thank An Garda Síochána, medical and other personnel, neighbours, friends and the local community for their support and sensitivity at this most difficult time,” the statement said.“They ask that they, their extended family and the local community be allowed to observe local traditions without media intrusion to enable them to honour Jimmy and Kathleen with dignity in the coming days,” the statement added.“The family will not be releasing any further statement at this time.” Two hearses took the couple to their son James’ home in Carndonagh this evening before they are buried after funeral mass on Tuesday.Meanwhile the couple’s other son Julian, 42, will appear at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Wednesday charged with his parents’ murders. FAMILY OF TRAGIC COUPLE THANK COMMUNITY FOR THEIR SUPPORT was last modified: October 26th, 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:CarndonaghdonegalGardaiJIMMY CUDDIHYkilledMAUREEN CUDDIHYlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Sunday, October 1. Thomas MCGEEHANThe death has occurred of Thomas McGeehan, CareChoice, Macroom, Cork / Fintown, Donegal: On September 30, 2017, peacefully, in the exceptional care of the staff at CareChoice, Macroom, Thomas. Deeply regretted by his brother John, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass on Monday at 10am in St Colman’s Church, Macroom. Funeral afterwards to Doneraile Cemetery. Moya GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Moya Gallagher, in Portnablagh Nursing Home. Deeply regretted by her sons Colm, Fergus and Brian and their families. Predeceased by her husband Gerry and her son Paul.Reposing at her late residence in Gortahork. House private with friends and neighbours welcome. Removal from there on Monday morning, 2nd October, for 11.00 o’ clock Requiem Mass in Christ the King Church, Gortahork, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Portnablagh Nursing Home Comfort fund c/o Mc Clafferty Funeral Directors, Gortahork or to any family member.  John T MCCAFFERTYThe death has occurred of John T McCafferty, 36 Ernedale Heights, Ballyshannon, Donegal, peacefully at the Rock Nursing Unit.Reposing at his son Billy McCafferty’s Home, Killeen, Ballyshannon today from 2pm until 9pm, remains going to St Patrick’s Church on Monday for 11am funeral mass with burial afterwards in the Abbey Cemetery, house private on the morning of the funeral please, family flowers only, donations if desired to the Rock Nursing Unit, Ballyshannon.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: October 1st, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Expect Madison Bumgarner to be a topic of discussion in Giants’ GM interviews

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — After his final start of the season Friday, Madison Bumgarner passed on the opportunity to speculate about his future with the Giants.Bumgarner has little to gain from discussing what lies ahead, but this offseason there will be no shortage of dialogue about what’s next for the Giants ace.The left-hander, who authored one of the greatest postseason pitching performances in baseball history in 2014, is closing in on his 10th full season with the Giants, but is set to enter the …last_img

Qunu residents share their ‘Madiba moments’

first_img13 December 2013 Residents in Qunu, the tiny village in the Eastern Cape that Nelson Mandela always called home, this week shared their memories of the former president, recalling how humble he was and the excitement they felt when meeting the world’s most admired leader. Mthobeli Jaji met Mandela when the former president visited a local school in Qunu in 1998, and for Jaji it was a moment that he has cherished forever. “He was very humble. I remember he actually shook my hand and asked for my name. I found that to be very humble,” Jaji said. “From that day, Mandela forever represented more than a leader, he was a father figure to me. That is how Mandela will be remembered.” School teacher Mzobanzi Gxobolo said his first “Madiba moment” was when Mandela visited the museum in Qunu several years ago. “That day I was seeing him for the first time, he was wearing one of his trademark shirts,” Gxobolo said. “Even though I never got close to him, the humbleness he displayed when he was interacting with people struck me. I was with my son and I still remember the excitement he felt seeing Madiba. “My second Madiba moment was when I saw him in Mthatha at an event,” Gxobolo said. “That day I managed to take a picture with him, and that picture now hangs on my wall. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.” For a 20-year-old Walter Sisulu University student who did not wish to be named, her moment with Madiba was when he opened a school in Qunu. “I happened to attend [the school] and he came on this day to officially hand over the school,” she said. “I was in the school choir and while we were singing, he joined us and started to dance. All of us were so excited. After that, we took a group picture with him. It was a very exciting moment for all of us.” Asanda Nkwani, who works at a nearby service station, recalls when she and her friends ran after a convoy transporting Mandela to his residence. “He waved at us, but a policemen stopped us from coming closer. But when he smiled and waved at us, it was a moment when I felt I have met him and that he really touched my heart.” Eighty-seven-year-old Mantombi Mbewu said that, although she never met Mandela personally, a framed portrait of him in her living room will always be her Madiba moment. “It’s been hanging there for years and there is not a single day that I don’t look at it. For me, he is part of my family.” Source: read more