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USATF 1-Mile Road Championship fields confirmed for Grand Blue Mile

first_img Garrett Heath 2017 Men’s USATF 1 Mile Championship – Start List As part of the challenge, the community with the highest percentage of its residents participating in Grand Blue Mile — measured by the number of registrants for a given ZIP code against its total population — will be awarded $10,000 to use on a project that promotes safe and accessible places in which to be active, such as a park, playground, or trail. ·         Katie Mackeyo    3-time Falmouth Mile Champion (2013, 2014, 2016)o    7-time All-American (University of Washington)o    Mile personal best: 4:23.6 (road) Grand Blue Mile race officials today announced the elite fields for the 2017 USA 1-Mile Road Championships set for Tuesday, April 25, in Des Moines. A world-class group of elite runners will headline the event, along with more than 2,500 participants who will compete among the recreational and amateur competitive divisions.This year’s race features a top prize of $5,000 each for the men’s and women’s champions with the potential to earn an additional $2,500 for setting a new course record. Overall, $30,000 in prize money will be contested across the men’s and women’s championship divisions. Vying for the national title and a share of the prize are Olympic medalists and World Championship finalists, including:Men’s Division:·         Clayton Murphyo    2016 Olympic Games bronze medalist (800m)o    2015 Pan American Games gold medalist (800m)o    Mile personal record: 3:54.31 (indoor) Brian Llamas Dey Dey Hannah Fields Confirmed mascots in the “fast” division include:·         Maniac (Des Moines Menace)·         Surge (Iowa Energy)·         Viktor (Grandview University)·         Rosie the Reader (Des Moines Public Library) Drew Windle Eleanor Fulton Leo Manzano Maddie Alm Chad Noelle Lex Williams Thomas Awad Katie Mackey Megan Malasarte Riley Masters Margaret Connelly Hillary Bor ·         Leo Manzanoo    2012 Olympic Silver Medalist (1500m)o    9-time NCAA All-American (University of Texas)o    Mile personal record: 3:50.64 Andy Bayer Graham Crawford Josef Tessema Daniel Herrera Brette Correycenter_img Trevor Dunbar 2017 Women’s USATF 1 Mile Championship – Start List Alexina Wilson Izaic Yorks Gabriele Grunewald Pat Casey Amanda Eccleston Shannon Osika “Championing community wellness is at the core of the Grand Blue Mile-Healthiest State Initiative alliance,” said Chris Verlengia, Wellmark Sponsorship Manager and Grand Blue Mile Official. “Collectively, we appreciate the positive impact everyday movement — like walking or jogging a mile — has on our health, and we’re thrilled to see so many Iowans embracing the challenge and registering themselves, their families, and neighbors.”      Mascot MadnessIowa’s most beloved mascots are back to compete head-to-head in the third-annual Mascot Madness Charity Challenge. The mascot races take place on the backstretch of the Grand Blue Mile course, near 12th Street & Grand Avenue, and follow the recreational division at approximately 6:35 p.m. Mascots will be divided among two categories — the “fast” and the “furriest.” The winning mascot from each division will be awarded a $1,000 prize for their organization’s charitable foundation. ·         Chad Noelleo    2016 Grand Blue Mile Invitational Champion (4:12.11)o    NCAA 1500m Champion (Oklahoma State University)o    Mile personal record: 3:57.78Women’s Division:·         Shannon Rowburyo    American record-holder in the 1500m and the 5Ko    4th in 2016 Olympic Games (1500m)o    2016 World Indoor bronze medalist (3000m) Set the PaceNew for 2017, the Healthiest State Initiative and Grand Blue Mile are teaming up to Set the Pace — encouraging Iowans to develop sustainable, healthy habits, starting with participating in Grand Blue Mile, the popular one-mile walk/run through Downtown Des Moines on April 25. Patrick Peterson Dana Mecke Jamie Cheever Brandon Lasater Meghan Peyton Ashley Maton Shannon Rowbury Confirmed mascots in the “furriest” division include:·         TC (University of Northern Iowa)·         Cubbie Bear (Iowa Cubs)·         Crash (Iowa Wild)·         Spike (Drake University)·         Cy (Iowa State University)·         Herky (University of Iowa)·         Wanda the Wallaby (Blank Park Zoo) Clayton Murphy Tori Tsolis Andy Phillips ·         Amanda Ecclestono    4th in 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials (1500m)o    2-time All-American (University of Michigan)o    Mile personal best 4:20.7 (road)”We are honored to host the USATF 1 Mile Championships and these incredible athletes at the Grand Blue Mile,” said Blake Boldon, Drake Relays Director. “Both fields feature some of America’s best milers, and with the additional incentive to set a new course record, this is a can’t miss event.” Cristian Soratos Register todayRegistration for Grand Blue Mile on April 25 is open and costs $15 for youth (ages 17 and under) and $20 for adults until April 24. Event proceeds support Iowa Kidstrong school fitness programs and the historic Drake Relays. Visit www.GrandBlueMile.com to register for the race, view the course map, find training tips, and get spectator information. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

A’s pro-Hendriks newspaper ad includes Australian swear word

first_imgProfanity in baseball? You bet your (expletive) there is.Most of it is deliberate, like when Willie Mays hit his first major league home run, clear out of the Polo Grounds, and Giants manager Leo Durocher said, “I’ve never seen a (expletive) ball get out of a (expletive) park so (expletive) fast in my (expletive) life.”Occasionally the profanity is inadvertent, maybe even unwitting.Like this week when the A’s set about saluting pitcher Liam Hendriks, a nine-year veteran who made his first …last_img read more

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Revisiting the Whole Earth Catalog

first_imgAn optimistic visionBrand’s unique catalog brought together the products and ideas of an eclectic mix of intellectuals, computer hackers, hippies, alternative designers, architects, builders, and environmentalists. All of them were innovators and iconoclasts, linked by a shared rejection of traditional ways of learning, doing business, building things, and organizing communities.Sections titled “Understanding Whole Systems,” “Land Use,” “Shelter,” “Industry,” “Craft,” “Community,” “Nomadics,” “Communications,” and “Learning” led readers toward a holistic view of environment. The Catalog linked wilderness and technology, country and city, culture and nature in a way that was unconventional at that time.The format was irresistible. The catalogs were huge, with pages overflowing with photos, drawings, mini-essays, reviews and psychedelic graphics. The result was a newsprint celebration of an emerging San Francisco Bay-area creative community of “Thing-Makers, Tool Freaks and Prototypers.” It captured a generation of readers by offering a tantalizing burst of creative optimism in a year marred by the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, riots at the Democratic National Convention, and the shocking Tet Offensive in South Vietnam.Commune bibleBrand had spent several years earlier in the 1960s traveling across the American West, visiting Indian reservations and communes. These trips directly inspired the Catalog, which he conceived of as a new information system — one that might subvert existing media and markets, and better connect dispersed creative communities in new ways.As he explained it, the Catalog was an “access service,” filled with examples of “what was worth getting and information on where to get it … a catalog, continuously updated, in part by the users.” It answered a direct call from commune dwellers who wanted to know, “Where to buy a windmill. Where to get good information on beekeeping. Where to lay hands on a computer.”Remaking societyFrom the first sentence of the first issue, “We are as gods and might as well get good at it,” Brand issued a bold call for a new kind of environmentalism. Decades before the term was coined, he argued that we were living in the Anthropocene, where human influences were altering conditions for life on Earth. In Brand’s view, the logical response was to make a plan.The Catalog featured traditional environmental topics, but urged readers to see nature everywhere – not just in remote places without people. Nothing made that point more clearly than the image of the Earth from space.Brand’s genius was understanding the links between windmills, bees, and computers. In his view, connections between high and low technology and between nature and culture united hippies in Taos with geeks building computers in the Bay Area. On his commune trips, he saw growing demand for a new type of hybrid knowledge absent from the mainstream media of the day. The Whole Earth Catalog became a bible for tens of thousands of Americans living in communes in the 1960s and 70s.Appropriate technologyBrand’s optimistic vision of reconciling American technological know-how with environmentalism also appealed to broader audiences. With its call for readers to recognize their status as “gods,” and its celebration of good tools and green technologies, the Whole Earth Catalog helped popularize the “appropriate technology” movement, which advocated for small-scale, decentralized, and environmentally benign options. Brand introduced readers to key thinkers like economist E.F. Schumacher, whose 1973 classic Small Is Beautiful offered an influential argument for appropriate technology and “economics as if people mattered.”The Catalog provided a forum for environmentalists like Schumacher who celebrated human ingenuity at a time when the mainstream movement focused on wilderness, wildlife, and the non-human. And by showcasing green technologies like windmills, ecological design, solar power, and alternative energy, it offered a widely accessible “everyday environmentalism” that was open to urbanites and others unable to visit remote wilderness areas.Appropriate technology worked in tandem with the emerging environmental justice movement. These ideals spread globally, taking root most deeply in the developing world.Over the next several decades Brand was omnipresent at many of the most critical moments in the rise of personal computers and the internet. He witnessed the first use of a mouse, mingled with the first hackers, and co-founded the WELL, one of the first online communities and proto-social networks.The Whole Earth Catalog featured information on all of these cyber-trends long before most people saw them coming. Steve Jobs claimed that the Catalog was the paperback prototype for Google. This cyber-pioneering helped spread the environmental message.A more human-centered movementFifty years after its publication, the Whole Earth Catalog remains insightful and urgent, even though it has been out of print since 1998. The American environmental movement now embraces appropriate technologies and the human-centered everyday environmentalism that the Catalog first presented to millions.Though environmentalism remains a deeply polarizing issue, the constituency for environmental change is much broader and more diverse than it was in 1968. A new generation of advocates assume people and their tools are part of nature, and believe that thoughtful personal choices can be part of saving the planet. This evolution happened in part because a groovy counterculture publication offered a new way to understand the whole Earth.Andy Kirk is professor of history at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. RELATED ARTICLESWhat Does ‘Sustainable’ Mean?Low-Road Buildings Are Homeowner-FriendlyNostalgia for the Hippie Building HeydayThe Jevons Paradox Energy Use Is the Most Important Aspect of Green Building In the fall of 1968 a Stanford-trained biologist, organizer of the legendary Trips Festival, and Merry Prankster named Stewart Brand published the first Whole Earth Catalog. Between 1968 and 1972, the Catalog reached millions of readers and won the National Book Award.The title and iconic cover image of this counterculture classic celebrated the first publicly released NASA photographs showing the whole planet Earth from space. These images profoundly changed the way humans thought about the environment. And the Catalog played an important role in that change.Today many know Brand and his Catalog as part of the information revolution and the cyberculture it spawned. As an environmental historian, however, I see the Whole Earth Catalog as relevant 50 years later for another reason.Starting with that amazing image of the planet in a sea of inky black space, Brand helped change the trajectory and constituency of the American environmental movement by bringing together a new community of environmental thinkers and advocates who invented what came to be known as “sustainability.”last_img read more

Rail Makes Transportation Cleaner

first_imgTransportation represents a large portion — about 29%  — of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and the share has been rising in recent years. Rail proponents often argue that investment in trains and public transportation is a key part of making transportation cleaner, and indeed, the Green New Deal calls for greatly expanding high-speed rail. I’m a scholar of rail, and it’s clear to me that the quickest way to decrease greenhouse gases from transportation is to travel by train and move goods by rail instead of on the road or by air. To explain why, it’s worth comparing rail to other modes of transportation on energy consumption and emissions, and to look at some of the developments that can make rail more widely used in the U.S. and less reliant on fossil fuels.RELATED ARTICLESAs Electric Cars Stall, A Move to Greener Trucks and BusesBike-Friendly Cities Should Be Designed for EveryoneElectric Cars Could Make America’s Crumbling Roads Even WorseHow to Grow the Electric Vehicle Market Energy and emissions profiles Transportation by rail is a major part of the transportation system in most countries, including in the U.S., which has the longest freight railway system in the world with approximately 140,000 miles. Rail passenger services are essential in many areas, primarily in population centers such as New York and Chicago, and intercity rail has a significant market share in some corridors, such as the Northeast. Rail also offers long-distance routes connecting many smaller communities with each other and the large metropolitan areas in the country. Data show that rail has a significantly lower energy footprint than trucks and passenger cars. Rail transport, with hard steel wheels on steel rail, has lower resistance to motion than road transportation. And the convoy formation of individual rail cars into trains also adds to its better energy and environmental performance. A common measure for transportation capacity is ton-miles for freight and passenger-miles for passengers to indicate that a ton of freight is moved for one mile and for passenger systems that a passenger is moved for one mile. Freight rail accounts for about one-third of the ton-miles and consumes only about 2% of the transportation energy in the U.S. The higher efficiency can be illustrated this way: On average, freight railroads move a ton of cargo for around 479 miles on a gallon of fuel, which is about 11 times more energy-efficient than trucks on a ton-mile basis. Passenger rail is around three times more efficient than a car on a passenger-mile basis at current occupancy levels. The lower energy consumption leads to lower greenhouse emissions. How U.S. and European rail differ Often there is the perception that the U.S. lags behind other countries when it comes to rail, but in many cases that is not true. The country has, arguably, the best freight rail system in the world, which is owned, operated, and financed by private companies. Passenger service in specific corridors — for example, in the Northeast — is comparable with the European counterparts. On long-distance routes and in less densely populated areas, however, there are often empty seats on Amtrak trains. The primary difference between Europe and North America could be summarized like this: In America there is a freight rail system with some passengers, while in Europe there is a passenger rail system with some freight. The emphasis is different. A further difference is that the rail network is private in the U.S. and operated to yield a profit, while in most other countries the rail infrastructure is owned by the government (similar to the freeway system in the U.S.) and heavily subsidized. To compete with air for passenger transportation Running passenger and freight trains on the same lines is possible but poses many challenges, as the characteristics of the two train types are very different; freight trains tend to be long, heavy, and comparatively slow, while passenger trains are short, fast, and comparatively light. If there are not too many trains on a line, this mixed traffic can be managed, but if there are a lot of trains, then separate infrastructure is the way forward. When journey times are less than four hours, people usually prefer to travel by train instead of alternative options, such as air or road. For many corridors in the U.S. it would be necessary to upgrade existing lines or to build new infrastructure to achieve competitive journey times. For the high-speed rail projects in California, which the state recently decided to scale back, and Texas, where trains would be able to travel at speeds of 200 miles per hour or more, those states are building new infrastructure. Higher-speed options often allow existing rail tracks to be upgraded to accommodate speeds of around 110 miles per hour to around 125 miles per hour, and such projects are being implemented in Florida and the Midwest. Routes to better environmental performance The majority of trains in the U.S. are diesel-electric, where a diesel engine runs a generator, supplying electric traction motors that turn the wheels. However, electricity can also be supplied by the grid to trains via wayside infrastructure, and this option accounts for about 4.5% of rail energy, more than for any other mode, with the majority being used in transit and commuter operation, and some intercity rail. Therefore, when the electricity generation mix becomes less greenhouse gas-intensive, those rail systems automatically follow. For the lines where wayside electrification is not economically feasible — imagine routes that are long, such as Chicago to Los Angeles — or where traffic is relatively low, rail will continue to rely on on-board electric power generation. Rail is developing options to reduce emissions for lines without wayside electrification too, with advanced diesel engine technologies, and exploration of less polluting energy options, including natural gas. Florida East Coast Railway has converted the majority of their locomotives to liquefied natural gas. Having batteries to supply power to trains can significantly reduce or fully avoid conventional wayside electrification, decreasing cost and visual impact as no overhead wires are necessary on the right-of-way. These are suitable for relatively short distances and where power demand is low, such as light rail and streetcars. Detroit’s QLine, for example, operates 60 percent on battery power, or “off-wire.” Hydrogen fuel cell applications to rail, often referred to as hydrail, enable long range with a lower environmental footprint than diesel, and such trains for regional passenger service are already in operation in Germany. In the U.S., the technology is being investigated by some passenger and transit railways, including in North Carolina, and its use for freight rail is being explored as well. Even without these advances, rail is already more environmentally friendly than road or air. Dramatically expanding rail use, particularly passenger service, will require government investment in more frequent service on existing lines, starting service to areas that don’t have access to rail currently, reducing journey times, and building out a larger passenger rail network.   Andreas Hoffrichter, is executive director of the Center for Railway Research and Education, at Michigan State University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.last_img read more

What Google’s Driverless Car Future Might Really Look Like

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#auto industry#driverless cars#Google#smart cars Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex salkever A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr.Google announced that it is building 100 self-driving car prototypes that lack steering wheels, pedals or other troublesome mechanisms that humans might use to drive or steer a vehicle. It’s about time.There’s a lot not to like about our current reliance on cars. The people who drive these one-ton machines are extremely dangerous and unpredictable: 34,000 souls lost their lives in car accidents in 2012 in the U.S. alone. We buy cars and use them hardly at all.So what would a future without people driving or owning cars look like? Actually, I’ve been thinking about this for a little while. Take a ride with me into the future and you may not even need to fasten your seatbelt.I’ll Have All This Room … In The GarageIn the year 2030, I will have a garage but it will be empty except for bicycles and other things. Or it might even be converted into a bedroom or an AirBnB rental unit. Likewise, there will be no car in my driveway. I will not need one as I will share a car with people in my neighborhood and use it only when needed, which is actually a very small percentage of my day.Even more extreme, I won’t drive a car anymore. No one will, except for people undertaking the high risk hobby of race driving. Self-driving cars will have completely replaced the people-guided versions, saving tens of thousands of lives—or more—each year as a result. The cost of software and hardware to drive cars will have plunged to only a few thousands dollars per vehicle, down from nearly $200,000 in 2014. Drunk driving and pedestrian deaths due to driver error will cease to become serious societal problems.Instead of wasting countless hours driving, I will be able to read, write articles, watch movies, or video chat with friends and family while in transit. I will order my self-driving car via my smartphone or a voice command to my wearable glasses. My son will dispatch his children to school, playdates and sports practices in a similar fashion. The fleets of self-driving cars will seamlessly integrate into delivery services that can drop off and pick up packages at any hour of the day or night (although deliveries will be concentrated in the evening hours.)The money I would have spent on a car will go towards buying other things or maybe towards saving—something Americans don’t do enough of. And everyone will have access to this transportation service, even the poorest Americans. Rather than subsidize car insurance for low-income workers, the U.S. government will subsidize car service – something once considered a serious perk for Wall Streeters. Oh, the irony.Take The A TrainBut self-driving cars will actually feed demand for public transit. Subway riders will no longer need to find a parking space, pay for the space, or circle a parking lot looking for a space. Transit times will be faster. Out-of-pocket costs to get from Point A to Point B will actually be lower. Overall, we’ll save significant money and significant time in our daily lives.At a societal level, self-driving cars will reduce traffic on city streets by roughly one-third and free up vast amounts of urban real estate currently dedicated to parking. Newer buildings in cities will accommodate 20% more people per square foot because they will not need parking spaces.Reduced traffic will also mean reduced wear and tear on city streets. Police departments will no longer need to dedicate time and effort to traffic violations and speeding tickets. Traffic courts will disappear. Neighborhoods will be able to designate certain streets car and truck free for certain hours of the day, allowing children to play ball and ride bikes in the most dense urban zones.For cars and trucks, the closures will matter little. The constantly updated turn-by-turn GPS navigation system maintained by Google, Microsoft and the U.S. government will update and optimize routing every few seconds.Plunging battery prices will force car makers to remove the internal combustion engines as the old style of providing power to cars no longer is economically viable. This will also reduce carbon emissions. Asthma cases in cities and near freeways will fall dramatically, saving billions in annual medical costs and improving the lives and financial futures of millions of lower-income Americans.Pipelines to transport gas and oil will lose their importance and go out of business. Transmitting electrons will be much easier, cheaper and environmentally friendly. Pipeline and oil tanker spills will end. Gas stations, tank farms, and other places where fuel is stored will no longer be needed near major urban areas. This will also reduce the number of toxic waste sites and improve air quality, aside from freeing up needed real estate.Then There’s The Dark SideThat’s the utopian side. There is a darker side of a disruption that will dwarf the industrial revolution. The emergence of a true sharing economy for car and truck transportation will cause demand for autos to fall by 50% from peak levels. This will mirror the impact of cloud computing and virutalization on purchases of computing hardware and IT equipment.Unfortunately, the reduced demand will bankrupt most of the major automobile companies, throwing scores of workers out of a job. Surviving auto and truck companies will decimate their workforces and shift to nearly 100% automated factories.The huge chunk of the U.S. economy that depends on cars and trucks will also suffer a massive consolidation. Independent auto repair shops will disappear. So will car washes, auto detailing companies, and many other secondary vehicle services verticals. All car maintenance will shift to massive factory-like facilities where humans monitor machines but barely touch the cars themselves.The multi-billion dollar after-market autoparts segment will shrink even more than the carmakers. Car owners are the dominant purchasing force in aftermarket car parts. If no one owns a car then no one will need to buy extra parts (except for the car fleet operators).Airports will lose all parking revenue and will have to identify other means of revenue to replace this staple. Shipping companies such as UPS and Federal Express will be forced to compete with both automakers and the likes of Google. Automakers will allow third-parties to build delivery networks on top of shared self-driving cars. Google will use its maps and vast store of transportation information to allow anyone running an Android device to operate a regional or city-based delivery service that competes with the likes of FedEx or UPS.While everyone will have access to cars, surge pricing and congestion pricing will become commonplace. Getting into the cities on weekends and during holidays will be very expensive. Government-funded hackers will spend even more time figuring out how to hack the transit infrastructure and bring the entire grid to a halt or worse—execute remote hijackings of cars or buses with people in them.Cars will have advertising systems. For a reduced rate, we will agree to watch or listen to those ads that will make a detour to the donut shop or the movie theater a button push away.The resource wars that once centered on oil and natural gas reserves will shift to focus on the limited amount of key elements required to make new types of long-lasting batteries. For example, the Andes and other places where lithium is found in abundance could become the New Middle East, with global factions vying for political control of the invaluable natural bounty.As with any futurist predictions, your mileage may vary. And I am certain I will be wrong in many respects. But this future, as of today, looks a whole lot more possible than it did only a week ago.Lead image courtesy of Googlelast_img read more

Danny Kingad faces replacement foe Senzo Ikeda in ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarters

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving The 23-year-old Kingad will have to make do with the limited time left to prepare for Ikeda.Although, he has no problems in making the necessary adjustments ahead of his big bout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I am prepared for whoever ONE Championship puts in front of me,” said Kingad.“I have trained hard and prepared well for the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix, so I am confident that I can take on anyone in the tournament who stands in my way,” he added. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Aside from being confident, Kingad knows he needs to be cautious as well against the Japanese veteran.Ikeda has been on a tear having won his last four fights before being signed by ONE Championship.“Senzo Ikeda is a talented competitor, and he has a lot of momentum behind him with four-straight wins, but I have faith in my capabilities and my skills,” the Team Lakay up-and-comer said.“I believe that I can put an end to that winning streak. My goal is to win this tournament. To do that, I will need to show my best in all of the matches, starting with this first one against Ikeda.”ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Inquirer top 7 UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 5 Google Philippines names new country director View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Team Lakay’s Danny Kingad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino Danny Kingad is set to face a different opponent in Senzo Ikeda in the Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals in ONE: A New Era on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.Ikeda, the reigning Pancrase flyweight world champion, replaced Andrew Leone in the match after the American withdrew due to an injury.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

9 months agoEx-Man Utd No2 Rui Faria takes Qatari job

first_imgEx-Man Utd No2 Rui Faria takes Qatari jobby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United assistant coach Rui Faria is taking a job in Qatar.The Sun says the 43-year-old, Jose Mourinho’s long-time assistant, left Manchester United last season to spend time with family and start a career as a No1.And the Special One’s right-hand man has flown out to the Middle East where he will put the finishing touches on a deal for his first big job.He looks set to join Qatari champions Al Duhail Sports Club, who have been looking for a manager after axing Tunisia World Cup coach Nabil Maaloul.Maaloul had his deal terminated by mutual consent and the club have been looking for a replacement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more