“I’m literally tapped out, I can’t cry anymore,” Vonn said. “I want to cry but it’s dry. … It’s not an easy thing to feel your bones hitting together and continue to push through it.“Of course I’m sore. Even before the crash I was sore. So I’m just sore on top of sore. My neck is killing me,” Vonn said. “But at the end of the day no one cares if my neck hurts; they only care if I win. … I knew that I was capable of pushing through the pain one last time and I did that. … Every athlete has their own obstacles and I faced mine head on today and I conquered them.”Vonn had been planning on retiring in December but she recently moved up her plans due to persistent pain in both of her surgically repaired knees. Then came the super-G crash, when she straddled a gate in midair, flew face first down the mountain and slammed into the safety nets.“She has been business as usual this whole week, saying I’m racing to win,” Karin Kildow, Vonn’s sister, told The Associated Press. “I was like, ‘Just maybe make it down and maybe stand up.’ But she was like, ‘No, I’m going full out’. She was definitely in the mindset to push it and she really did.”It’s a medal that brings Vonn full circle: the American’s two silvers at the 2007 worlds on the same course in Are were the first two major championship medals of her career.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phil Mickelson beats everyone but the dark at Pebble 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 Third placed United States’ Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after the women’s downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down.Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones?ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “She has been my favorite skier since 2008 when I saw her winning on television,” Bodin said. “I was a little girl sitting on the sofa. I just thought what a great skier and inspiration.”At 34, Vonn eclipsed her own record from two years ago for oldest woman to win a medal at a worlds.Fog and wind forced organizers to shorten the course to the second reserve start, which favored Vonn because it reduced the strain on her knees.Now she can finally let her body heel and move onto the next phase of her life — possibly acting, having children, starting a business.“I’m looking forward to just chilling out a bit and recovering everything, including my mind,” Vonn said. “It’s been a lot to process.“The nice thing is that, in the real world I’m actually pretty young. I have felt really old for a long time, because I’m racing with girls that are like 15 years younger than me. So now, in the real world, I’m normal. Thirty is the new 20 so I’m super young. I’ve got a lot to look forward to.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers “I was weighing in my mind the risk of putting it all out there, crashing and getting injured again, as opposed to finishing where I wanted to,” Vonn said. “It was an internal battle.”As soon as she exited the finish area, Vonn embraced Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, the only skier to win more World Cup races than she did — 86 to 82.“I basically begged him to come here via text, in all caps, many exclamation points,” Vonn said. “He’s an icon and a legend in our sport and he doesn’t really like the spotlight but he deserves to have it. I was just so grateful that he was there. Honestly, it’s a perfect ending to my career.”The third skier on the course, Vonn had a big smile on her face when she came down with the fastest run to that point. She waved and bowed to the crowd.Eventually, Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia beat Vonn and took gold, defending her title from the 2017 worlds. Stuhec finished 0.23 seconds ahead of silver medalist Corinne Suter of Switzerland and 0.49 ahead of Vonn.“Not many were counting on (Vonn) to get the medal in her last race, which makes it even more special,” Stuhec said. “She has won everything.”Vonn became the first female skier to win medals at six different world championships. It’s also her fifth downhill medal at a worlds, matching the record established by Annemarie Moser-Proell and Christel Cranz.“Thank You Lindsey: Forever A Star,” read one sign positioned by the side of the course.Four U.S. flags were in the grandstand when Vonn came down and there were quite a few cheers when she started her run wearing a suit with blue-and-yellow trim — Sweden’s colors — to honor Stenmark.“She really deserves this sendoff from her great career,” said Eleanor Bodin, a 21-year-old fan from Sweden who was holding up a sign saying “Thank You Lindsey.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Whatever it was, the sound was a reminder of what Vonn has come to symbolize — an athlete who battled back from one major injury after another throughout her career to win more ski races than any other woman.Add one more — final — comeback to the listFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFive days after crashing in super-G — a fall that knocked the wind out of her and left her with a black eye and a bruised rib — and three months after tearing a ligament in her left knee, Vonn won the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career.She’s shed so many tears that there are none left — just like she no longer has any cartilage in her knees. 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Red Bluff >> Ashtin Lopeman, 16, of Red Bluff is taking the rodeo queen contest world by storm, winning one title in May, runner up in June and a second runner up in a contest over the Fourth of July weekend.Lopeman, the daughter of Chuck and RaeC Lopeman, was named the 2016-2017 California State High School Rodeo Association District One Queen, taking over for 2015-2016 District One Queen Tucker Hammons, on May 4.From there, the Red Bluff High School student who will be a junior in the fall, …
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According to the Aviation Herald it appears the captain of LAM Mozambique Airlines flight 470 deliberately crashed the aircraft into the Bwabwata National Park killing all 28 passengers and 6 crew on board.The aircraft was operating flight TM 470 from Maputo International Airport to Luanda, the Angolan capital on Friday November 29th. The aircraft, a 90-passenger ERJ190 took off at 11:26am Friday, November 29 and was due to arrive at 1410.Whilst the preliminary report has not yet been released Aviation Herald reports the following:On Dec 21st 2013 Mozambique’s Civil Aviation Authority reported in a press conference that the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder revealed that the captain was alone on the flight deck at the time of the acident. Banging on the flight deck door could be heard on the cockpit voice recorder. The autoflight systems (autothrottle and autopilot) were engaged. There were sounds and clicks consistent with a person knowledgeable of the aircraft systems commanding the engines to idle thrust and selecting the autoflight systems into a descent at 6000 feet per minute. Numerous warnings and alerts were not responded to.LAM carried a four-star safety rating from AirlineRatings.com but were downgraded to three immediately after the accident
The teams will compete over four days across five divisions; Men’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s and 45’s, Men’s 50’s and 55’s, Women’s 30’s and 40’s and Mixed 30’s. Touch Football is one of 52 sports to be played at the 13th Australian Masters Games, with approximately 8,500 participants taking part across the 10 day event. Round games will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at City Touch, with finals to be played on Sunday at the following times:Men’s 50’s and 55’s – 10.20amMixed 30’s – 12.50pmMen’s 40’s and 45’s – 1.40pm Men’s 30’s and 40’s – 2.30pmMen’s 30’s – 3.20pm To keep up-to-date with all of the latest results from the Touch Football component of the 13th Australian Masters Games, please visit the Touch Football South Australia website:www.touchsa.com.auTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the event, please visit the Australian Masters Games website:www.australianmastersgames.com.au
By BEN HARRISQueensland will have a chance to defend their women’s open crown from 2012 as they won the second State of Origin match against New South Wales on Saturday morning at Sunshine Coast Stadium.However, the 8-3 win has come at a cost with key player Kim Sue See injuring herself after she had scored Queensland’s fifth touchdown.Sue See was escorted off the field by medical staff and did not return to the field.Although it seemed to not have mattered that she was missing as Queensland hammered the southern neighbours by five touchdowns.It was Queensland’s biggest winning margin in the women’s open division, beating a 26-year record that was set in their 5-1 victory on the Gold Coast.Queensland got out to a 2-0 lead with touchdowns to Catherine Sargent and Jemma Mi Mi.New South Wales fought back with back-to-back touchdowns in two minutes to level the scores at half-time.The visitors hit the lead for the first time when Louise Winchester scored her third touchdown of the series.However that was the last joy for New South Wales as Queensland’s Peta Rogerson, Brooke Walker and Sue See stepped up.Walker was the first to score then Sarah Spacie put Queensland back in front at 4-3.Sue See scored then was taken off before the job was finished off by Spacie, Hayley Maddick and Kate McCarthy as they scored touchdowns.The third game will be played at 4.15pm today.QUEENSLAND 8 (Sarah Spacie 2, Brooke Walker, Catherine Sargent, Hayley Maddick, Kim Sue See, Jemma Mi Mi, Kate McCarthy touchdowns) def NEW SOUTH WALES 3 (Samantha Rodgers, Kristin Boss, Louise Winchester touchdowns). HT: 2-2; Division tied 1-1.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO Women’s open 2
The talented 10-year-old Kathryn Gooden, a grade six student of the St. Hugh’s Preparatory School, who copped the top prize in the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) inaugural Heritage Essay Competition, is still beaming from her success. Kathryn says she is happy that she entered and she wants to encourage other children to participate in the competition. “I would encourage others to enter, because it was interesting and fun while researching and writing, and the prizes are cool,” she says. . The essay competition, which was held for the first time in 2011, now forms part of the JIS Heritage activities planned during the month of October. Open to registered students at the primary level who are between ages nine and 12, the entrants were asked to write an essay on the topic: ‘Who is your favourite National Hero or Heroine? Explain’. It was Kathryn’s exceptional essay, detailing her love and admiration for Jamaica’s sole heroine, Nanny of the Maroons, which placed her ahead of her competitors. Kathryn explains to JIS News that she chose Nanny as her favourite National Hero, because she was the only female among seven National Heroes and “she was very valorous.” In her essay, Kathryn wrote that, “if Nanny were still alive, I would want to meet her and commend her for all the things that she had done.” She further notes that a true hero is someone who “stands up, who fights for what you want and is honest and truthful.” Kathryn, who was nine years old at the time, walked away with theJIS first place trophy, a weekend for four at Franklyn D. Resort, Sangster’s Book Store voucher, an MP4 Player and $10,000 cash. The objective of the JIS Heritage Essay Competition is to stimulate the creativity and literary skills of children in the nine to 12 age group, as the agency continues to engage children in nationally relevant issues of history and governance, in an effort to engender a spirit of pride in the younger generation. The exposure that Kathryn gained from participating in the competition is immeasurable, says Sean Gooden, Kathryn’s father. There is no monetary value that can be put to it, he continues. “Furthermore, being the winner has boosted her confidence level a hundred fold and she also got the chance to meet the Governor-General. I encourage other parents to support their children who want to enter the competition. The benefits are tremendous – the opportunity to win prizes based on their own efforts, the boosting of their self esteem, and the chance to increase their knowledge on national and cultural issues” Mr. Gooden says. The competition, which is an annual event, is a continuation of a thrust the agency started four years ago, through its programming, to familiarise Jamaica’s children with the national heritage, showcase the children’s achievements and encourage them to participate in national life. The 2012 essay topic is: ‘Fifty years later…Do we still need National Heroes?’Chief Executive Officer of the JIS, Donna-Marie Rowe, notes that the topic, while challenging, is geared at engaging the children’s interest in national issues. “This year is our Golden Jubilee and we wanted the students to research and see just how far the nation has come since 1962 and to reflect on the role of a hero,” Mrs. Rowe explains. The 2012 competition is sponsored by FDR Resort, LIME, Sangster’s Bookstore, Royale Computers and Accessories, Innovative Corporate Solutions, Lasco, Jamaica National Building Society, the Cake Shop and WB Trophies Ltd.
zoom The Yemeni port of Hodeidah, which closed in November after a rebel-fired ballistic missile, has received four cranes in an effort to allow faster delivery of relief items.The cranes, which will be operational immediately, are urgently needed to boost the capacity of Hodeidah Port, which handles around 70 percent of Yemen’s imports, including critically-needed food and humanitarian supplies.With each of the mobile cranes able to handle up to 60 tons, they will significantly boost the discharge of humanitarian cargo and other relief items. Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates facilitated the transfer of the cranes aboard the United Nations World Food Programme-chartered vessel MV JUIST to Yemen.Following the closure of the Red Sea ports Hodeidah and Saleef, which are under the control of Houthi rebels, Saudi Arabia-led Coalition allowed for the port of Hodeidah to reopen on November 22 in order to receive urgent humanitarian relief.In late December 2017, it was decided that the two ports would be open for one month for humanitarian and commercial goods. Since then, thirteen aid ships arrived at these ports, Saudi Press Agency cited the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, as saying.McGoldrick has also called on Houthis “to stop threatening Red Sea ports,” Saudi Press Agency writes.Following the closure of the Yemeni ports, in November 2017 the Houthi movement threatened to target commercial ships in the region, the Houthis’ official media outlet Al Masirah reported.Earlier in January, the Houthi movement threatened to block the Red Sea shipping lane, without disclosing any details on the alleged blockade, if the Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues moving toward the port of Hodeidah.According to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), more than 22 million people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million who are in acute need – an increase of more than one million people since March 2017.World Maritime News Staff
Legendary actor Brian Blessed is to host the world premiere of action-documentary Lion Ark, attended by celebrity guests at the Raindance Film Festival on Tuesday, 1 October 2013.Lion Ark is an uplifting story of bravery, compassion, camaraderie and determination, following the world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue.One of the stars of Lion Ark, The MovieCredit/Copyright: ADI on FlickrFor two years, a team of investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI) infiltrated the South American circus industry, filming everything they saw. The findings shocked a continent, and Bolivia banned animals in circuses. Most people thought that was it, but almost every circus defied the law – it was business and suffering as usual.So, a year later the same team was back, tracking down the circuses and, in a series of raids, rescuing every animal. The film is the story of how a small group of people came together to secure and then enforce an animal protection law when no one thought it was possible.The rescue was backed by Emmy award-winning TV host Bob Barker and ADI Ambassador and CSI actress Jorja Fox, both of whom appear in the film. Bob Barker’s support enabled the rescue team to empty Bolivia of its suffering circus animals and build homes for them in the US.Celebrities supporting the world premiere in the UK supporting include nutritionist Gillian McKeith, DJ Sarah Young, singer-songwriter Lynsey De Paul, TV host Wendy Turner-Webster and Northern Line’s Dan Corsi.Director Tim Phillips said, “I am overwhelmed by the roaring reviews and celebrity support for Lion Ark. This glamorous world premiere screening is a fitting tribute to the magnificent Lion Ark stars, now living in their Colorado sanctuary.”“I am so pleased to join ADI & support Lion Ark at its world premiere at Raindance Film Festival. Animals don’t belong in the circus!” said DJ Sarah Young.Twiggy said, “The dedication, skill and guts shown by the ADI rescue team in Lion Ark is inspiring.”See more pictures on ADI’s Flickr pageCredit/Copyright: ADI on FlickrIn the US, Jorja Fox will introduce Lion Ark at two screenings during the Mill Valley Film Festival. After the screenings on Saturday October 5th, at 2pm, and Tuesday 8th, at 3pm, the audience will be able to meet and question the rescue team and the production team behind the film.Jorja will also host an After Party on October 5th. This unique event both celebrates the launch of Lion Ark and, also, offers guests early info on the animals ADI want to rescue next! To get your tickets to the party, click here.For more information and to watch the trailer, please visit www.LionArkthemovie.com.Source:Lion Ark, The Movie
OTTAWA – An online map laying out billions in infrastructure spending approved by the federal Liberals has yet to provide the full scope of funding towards new and upgraded bridges, roads and transit systems.A briefing note to the top official at Infrastructure Canada late last year outlined the challenges of creating a mapping tool for all federally funded projects aimed at addressing transparency concerns over exactly where billions in promised money was going.Federal infrastructure spending data goes back 16 years, but officials identified multiple potholes that have prevented them from meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s request for an online map to chart all of Ottawa’s infrastructure spending.There was no way to link some funding to specific projects because cities didn’t need to report how they used the $10.4 billion transferred annually to them through a GST rebate, nor did they have to use the rebate solely for infrastructure projects, for example.A similar hurdle existed for cash delivered directly to cities through transfers like the federal gas tax, the briefing note said.A spokeswoman for Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said the government is working with other departments overseeing the funding to add their spending data to the transparency tool.Kate Monfette said the back-end data set which feeds into the map is updated regularly to reflect newly-approved projects and the map will always change to reflect that.“The goal of the project map is for us to share the maximum information available in one place,” she said.“Our goal is to have a visual representation of all (infrastructure plan) investments that Canadians can see in one place and we continue to work toward that.”The federal government’s infrastructure plan totals about $186.7 billion over the next decade, about half of which is funding the Liberals have budgeted since coming to office in late 2015.The Liberals have been repeatedly forced to answer questions about the budgetary details of their infrastructure program. In March, Parliament’s spending watchdog criticized the government for an incomplete accounting of its funding for water and transit systems, among other construction projects.Such criticisms were not entirely new: the parliamentary budget office raised concerns five years ago about how the previous Conservative government budgeted infrastructure money, leading to opposition cries that the Tories were playing a shell game with construction dollars.Last February, Trudeau directed then- infrastructure minister Amarjeet Sohi to “develop a tool to map” projects funded through the Liberals’ spending program, the briefing note said. Getting the map online was also designed to address “concerns raised in the media about transparency and reporting,” reads the memo, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.The first phase of the infrastructure plan is to deliver $14.4 billion through 34 programs detailed in the Liberals’ first budget in 2016. The second phase will see $81.2 billion over the next decade through 24 new programs.What officials ended up doing was attempting to put every project that falls under the Liberal infrastructure plan, including money set aside by the previous Conservative government, on to one single map.More information has been added to the map since its launch earlier this year, but some of the data identified in the briefing note have yet to be included.“The map remains a work in progress as we continue to add data from other departments delivering the (infrastructure plan) as well as that from challenges like the Smart Cities Challenge,” Monfette said.