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Distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie retires

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first_imgHaille Gebrselassie Distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement from competitive running after finishing 16th at the Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (10).The hugely popular and world-famous Ethiopian will still participate in races but no longer with the intention of getting on the podium.It brings to an end a phenomenally successful career which stretched back more than two decades in which he claimed two Olympic gold medals over 10,000m, in 1996 and 2000, nine IAAF world titles, including  four consecutive IAAF World Championships 10,000m wins, and he set 15 official world records outdoors as well as five world indoor records.Gebrselassie first came to international attention when he won the 5000m and 10,000m double at the 1992 IAAF World Junior Championships.His road running career saw him become the first runner to go under 2:04 for the marathon when he ran 2:03:59 in Berlin in 2008.Although some of his records have since been surpassed, notably on the track by his compatriot Kenenisa Bekele, Gebrselassie remains the world record holder at 20,000m and one hour.“I’m retiring from competitive running, not from running. You cannot stop running, this is my life,” he told local reporters in Manchester.“I’m very happy to stop here. I knew this was going to be the last one,” he added.Indeed, after crossing the finishing line for the first time, Gebrselassie went back to the start to run the 10km route again as a part of the mass field.Gebrselassie’s decision came as a something of a surprise although he had told some close confidents in recent days that this would be his last serious race.The announcement of his retirement was confirmed to the IAAF by his manager Jos Hermens.In addition to his feats on the track, he is also a successful businessman in Ethiopia, employing thousands of his compatriots in variety of fields but particularly in real estate and the local coffee industry.An early business venture involved building the first cinema in Addis Ababa.He is also an Ambassador for several United Nations organisations, including the United Nations Development Programme and created the Great Ethiopian Run.last_img read more

Syracuse falls to Kent State, 1-0, for third straight loss

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first_img Published on September 8, 2019 at 4:37 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Lysianne Proulx motioned her hands toward the man behind her goal, asking him to pass her another ball quickly. Syracuse needed a goal to tie the game with less than five minutes left to play. Proulx then waved her players up field and set up for a long kick. It flew 30 yards but went out of bounds, untouched.The errant goal kick was emblematic of Syracuse’s (2-3) play on Sunday as it misplaced passes, couldn’t find players at the end of crosses and through balls and only fired four shots on goal. In one sequence in the second half, Syracuse fired in three consecutive crosses, yet none connected with a friendly head in the box. Once again, the Orange struggled on the road, falling 1-0 to Kent State (1-3-1) at Dix Stadium.It was SU’s third-straight loss, all coming on a four-game road trip in which the Orange have not scored. The trip ends at St. John’s on Thursday.Syracuse controlled the run of play early in the first half, but Kent State thrived on counterattacks. The loss of Georgia Allen to an apparent head injury further weakened the Orange’s midfield, opening up lanes for Kent State going forward.The Golden Flashes finally struck through Karly Hellstrom in the 22nd minute. A long throw-in into the Syracuse box was mishandled by the Orange defenders and Hellstrom slotted the ball past Proulx. The two teams finished the half with an equal number of shots on goal, but Kent State had two more total shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs the second half wore on, Syracuse tried more long balls and utilized Sydney Brackett on the right wing. Brackett was the only Orange player to have shots on goal, finishing with four. She was given space in the 88th minute cutting in on her left foot and fired Syracuse’s best chance of the game. It was parried away out of harm’s way by Kent State keeper Faith O’Neill, and soon after, the final whistle sounded, dropping Syracuse below .500 for the first time this season.The attacking intent in Syracuse’s first two games has wavered slightly during its current road trip. Against Colgate and Siena, the Orange had 17 and 16 shots, respectively. At Dartmouth and Auburn, they managed just five and seven. On Sunday, SU was outshot 16-10.Head coach Nicky Adams stressed in the first two weeks that the Orange will look to play with players behind the ball but also look to get forward and press for as long as their legs allowed. Against Kent State, the pressing was evident at times, but the midfield lines were broken by long balls and quick passes by the Golden Flashes.As conference play nears, Syracuse will need to tighten up on both sides of the field to compete in arguably the hardest league in women’s collegiate soccer. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mitsubishi calls for dismissal of trade secrets lawsuit launched by Bombardier

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first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by Bombardier Inc., calling the allegations of trade secret misappropriations “baseless and without merit.”The Japanese jet maker filed a motion to dismiss Bombardier’s case in a U.S. federal court in Seattle on Thursday, saying the lawsuit aims to “disrupt development” of a rival jet.Bombardier sued Mitsubishi in October over allegations that some of the Quebec company’s former employees passed on documents containing trade secrets to Mitsubishi before going to work for the company.Bombardier’s complaint also targets Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification (AeroTEC), which supports the Japanese multinational in the development of its regional jet, as well as several ex-Bombardier employees. Bombardier alleges Mitsubishi Aircraft and AeroTEC recruited no fewer than 92 of its former employees from Canada and the United States.The former workers named in the lawsuit allegedly forwarded documents regarding the certification process to Transport Canada and its U.S. counterpart, the Federal Aviation Administration. The process is essential to ensuring newly developed planes are given permission to fly.None of the allegations has been proven in court.last_img read more

Sergio Ramos unhappy at Reals goalless draw

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first_imgThe Real Madrid captain believes his team controlled the second half but missed the “finishing touch that we’ve had in other games”On Saturday, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 after a fierce display by both teams.But for Los Merengues’ captain Sergio Ramos, the team is not performing as well as it should in the Spanish La Liga tournament.“We knew the importance of these three points to take advantage of Barcelona slipping up. The draw feels disappointing after the great job we’ve done,” Ramos told Goal.“In the first half Atletico pushed higher, but in the second we controlled the game and just missed the finishing touch that we’ve had in other games. We have to look forward now.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“You always have to have the utmost respect for the opponent because in these games mistakes are decisive, so it’s better to be careful and not pay the price,” he added.“The team dug in well, controlled the game and dominated, but we’ve not been successful in front of goal and we’ve dropped points.”Solo nos ha faltado un poco de acierto para llevarnos una victoria que hemos buscado hasta el final. ¡Gracias, afición, esto sigue!#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/3VjOQXhKX8— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) September 29, 2018last_img read more

Gov Newsom appoints high school student to State Board of Education

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first_img March 29, 2019 Gov. Newsom appoints high school student to State Board of Education Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment today of a 16-year-old San Diego County high school student to the state’s Board of Education. Newsom appointed San Diego resident Brenna Pangelinan to the board.Once confirmed, she will take over the board’s lone sitting student representative, replacing Oakland high school student Gema Cardenas.Pangelinan’s term on the board will last one year, taking over for Cardenas when her term ends July 31.The governor’s press office did not respond to a request for comment Friday afternoon, but Pangelinan will serve as a voting member of the policy-making body in her role as a student board member.Last year, Pangelinan was a student member on the Sweetwater Union High School District school board and also served as the athletics commissioner on the Eastlake High School Associated Student Body. She is also the founder of Eastlake High School’s Mental Health Task Force.Newsom also reappointed Carlsbad resident Brian Anderson, 55, to the state Mining and Geology Board. Anderson has served on the board since 2014.Anderson currently is the principal geologist for Sespe Consulting Inc. and also has held several positions at the Vulcan Materials Company and Brown and Caldwell Inc. He is a state-registered geologist.The appointments of Anderson and Pangelinan will require state senate confirmation and both will be paid $100 per diem should the Senate confirm them.Anderson is a registered Republican. Pangelinan is unregistered due to her age. last_img read more