MARK ENGLISH ON FIRE IN AMSTERDAM AS HE SETS ANOTHER NEW IRISH RECORD

first_imgMark EnglishMark English ran a new Irish 600m record finishing second in 1:15.71 at the Flame Games in Amsterdam.The Letterkenny athlete was well placed throughout the rarely run distance and was narrowly behind Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer who won in 1:15.60.The UCD man improved on his personal best of 1:16.14 which he set when finishing second in Ostrava earlier this summer behind world 800m silver medallist Adam Kszczot. Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) finished fourth in the 400m in 46.91 in chilly conditions from lane 7.Earlier in the day Fionnuala McCormack (nee Britton; Kilcoole) ran a new personal best of 71:33 at the Lille half marathon in France. Kenya’s Peninah Arusei won in 68:56. MARK ENGLISH ON FIRE IN AMSTERDAM AS HE SETS ANOTHER NEW IRISH RECORD was last modified: September 5th, 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:600mletterkennymark englishnew recordlast_img read more

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Banyana in 4-0 win over Zambia

first_img25 August 2014Banyana Banyana outplayed Zambia in an international friendly at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Sunday, recording a convincing 4-0 victory.Shiwe Nongwanya gave the South African national women’s team the lead at the break, while veteran striker Portia Modise netted a hat-trick in the second half to ensure coach Vera Pauw’s charges’ triumph in the contest.African Women’s Championships’ preparationThe match was the fifth match the Sasol-sponsored team has played as part of its preparations for the African Women’s Championships, which will take place in Namibia from 11 to 25 October.The home side enjoyed most of the possession in the opening 10 minutes of the match and put Banyana Banyana under pressure by forcing them to play in their own half.Great saveSouth African goalkeeper Roxanne Barker was forced into making a great save by tipping the ball over in the fifth minute as she denied “She-polopolo” the opening goal.In the 22nd minute, South Africa came close to breaking the deadlock, but the Zambian goalkeeper reacted well to get her hands on a cross from Simphiwe Dludlu to stop the danger.Opening goalSasol Banyana Banyana then hit the front on the half-hour mark after Nongwanya received a great pass from Refiloe Jane, before scoring from inside the box.Pauw made her first substitution of the match at the start of the second half, replacing youngster Thembi Kgatlane with Silindile Ngubane.With Banyana Banyana changing the pace of the game in the second stanza, they enjoyed the better of the ball possession.Modise’s firstModise doubled the score for Sasol Banyana Banyana in the 63rd minute after receiving a hard and low cross from Nongwanya, which she finished with an easy tap-in.With the 2012 African Women’s Championships runners-up now comfortably in charge of the match, Modise completed her brace in the 73rd minute and a hat-trick in the 90th minute as South Africa ended the match handsome 4-0 winners.Forthcoming friendlySasol Banyana Banyana travel back to South Africa on Monday afternoon to continue with their camp ahead of their next assignment in Polokwane against Tanzania on Saturday, 31 August.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Photo highlights from Ohio’s rural relief efforts in Nebraska

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Greg Beebe, Beebe Seed Farms, North Bend, NE The group included Greg Hartschuh, Rose Hartschuh, Ashley Weaver, Bill Jordan, Brandie Finney, Caleb Rausch, Candace Lease, Chad Gebhardt, Derek Looker, Emily Rudd, Ethan Hall, Fred Durant, Jason Hartschuh, Jerry Holman, Joel Griffin, Kayle Roe, Kelsie Williams, Kurt Weaver, Luke Dull, Matt Dauch, Matt Reese, Matt Rudd, Nadine Miller, Ron Hurst, Sam Kline, Sara Tallmadge, Tom Miller, Tyler Miller, and Zolton Feldman. We kept finding dead fish that had been left behind from the high flood waters. The hospitality in North Bend was amazing. Wynford FFA members on the trip Digging out fence buried in debris The fence posts were not this short three weeks ago More dead fish Luke Dull from Montgomery County helped cut up trees dropped in fields by the flood so they could be removed. The silt was a couple of feet deep in some places from the flood. We spend a fair amount of time removing dead trees dropped in fields from flood waters. This was taken during the flood. We were working out in the middle of that sea. This the gate after it was cleaned up. The crews stacked up debris to be burnt. The silt from the flood piled up around and then flood water washed out the dirt around the wheels of the pivot irrigation, sinking them a couple of feet below the field’s surface. The silt from the flood piled up around and then flood water washed out the dirt around the wheels of the pivot irrigation, sinking them a couple of feet below the field’s surface. Before the fence was cleaned up The silt from the flood piled up around and then flood water washed out the dirt around the wheels of the pivot irrigation, sinking them a couple of feet below the field’s surface. The water flowed over the streets of North Bend a couple of feet high and swamped basements. unloading supplies Unloading supplies There was up to 10 feet of water in the lower elevations of this photo after 18 inches of snow melted, rains fell and the Platte River flooded. Luke Dull is cleaning debris off fence on the Hines farm. Alex Hines shows how high the water got near his farm. This gravel road washed out completely and has had sand applied to make it functional. Fred Durant, Matt Dauch, and Derek Looker The water flooded into the bottom of this bin causing the beans inside to expand and burst the bin. Photo by Ashley Weaver. One farm lost a significant number of they cattle and they kept track of the survivors with these notes on a feed wagon. Photo by Ashley Weaver. The flowing water twisted these pivots and broke them. Photo by Ashley Weaver. The loss of cattle is an unfortunate reality on many farms in Nebraska as high flood waters tore through pastures and barns. Photo by Nadine Miller.last_img read more

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Impressive Chelsea smash six past Qarabag

first_imgChelsea 6 Qarabag 0: Zappacosta and Bakayoko on target in winning European return Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 04:37 13/9/2017 DavideZappacosta - cropped Getty Images After a year away, Chelsea returned to the Champions League with a comfortable victory over Qarabag as two new signings found the net. Davide Zappacosta and Tiemoue Bakayoko hit their first Chelsea goals as the Blues returned to the Champions League with a rampant 6-0 group-stage win over Qarabag at Stamford Bridge.After a year away from European competition, the three points never looked in doubt for the Premier League champions after Pedro kicked off their Group C campaign with a fifth-minute goal.A bizarre strike from full debutant Zappacosta followed before the interval, Cesar Azpilicueta added a third and there was still time for substitute Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi to get in on the act. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Gurban Gurbanov’s visitors – becoming the first side from Azerbaijan to play in the main draw of Europe’s premier club competition – never threatened to spring a surprise and Thibaut Courtois will enjoy few easier outings this season.This is a fourth straight win for Antonio Conte’s men in all competitions but three points here were the bare minimum.Full-time: Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag!The Blues return to the Champions League in style! pic.twitter.com/mVEJSTkbKo— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 12, 2017They are now back in league action at home to rivals Arsenal on Sunday before tougher tests in this group against Atletico Madrid and Roma.Ibrahim Sehic saved with some ease from Marcos Alonso’s curler in Chelsea’s first attack, but his parry behind prompted a spell of pressure from which Qarabag never recovered.The first corner was scrambled away but a second set-piece went short for Willian to pick out Pedro, completely free on the edge of the box and able to sweep a finish high past Sehic.A smart low stop denied Willian after executing a clever one-two with Batshuayi, who could only stab the rebound wide from a tight angle.Zappacosta’s moment then came on the half-hour mark as he followed an impressive charge past Wilde-Donald Guerrier on the right flank with a fizzing cross-cum-shot that flew over the helpless Sehic.What a goal that was from @DZappacosta! #CHEQAR pic.twitter.com/HWXK8H96Sq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 12, 2017The wing-back could have added another before half-time but pulled his left-footed effort wide, before Pedro Henrique belatedly drew a first comfortable stop from Courtois.Although Chelsea’s momentum initially slowed after the break, the third goal soon arrived as Cesc Fabregas centred for Azpilicueta to direct a fine header past Sehic.Willian dipped inside from the left to lash against the crossbar, but the fourth belonged to Bakayoko – introduced in N’Golo Kante’s place – as he profited from a goalmouth scramble and then a hefty deflection to beat Sehic.Batshuayi followed suit and blasted a low finish past the goalkeeper before forcing a Maksim Medvedev own goal from Zappacosta’s cross to cap the scoring on a comfortable return to European action. KEY OPTA STATS- This was Chelsea’s joint-biggest win in the Champions League (6-0 vs Maribor in October 2014).- Chelsea have lost just one of their last 39 home games in the Champions League group stages (W30 D8), and have scored in their last such 25 games at Stamford Bridge.- Davide Zappacosta became the 100th Italian player to score a Champions League goal (excluding own goals).- Thibaut Courtois’ assist for Zappacosta’s strike was the first by a keeper in the Champions League since Fraser Forster set up Tony Watt for Celtic against Barcelona in November 2012.- Since joining the club in 2014, Cesc Fabregas has recorded 46 assists in all competitions – at least 21 more than any other Chelsea player in that time (Eden Hazard, 25).- This was the 18th time a club has faced an English side in their first ever Champions League match – only one side has ever won (Mallorca vs Arsenal in 2001). read morelast_img read more

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