G.C. Foster College has made a strong statement following competition on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium with their male and female teams taking the early lead.The male team sits on 93 points, ahead of the University of West Indies (UWI) on 61; University of Technology (UTech) 49 and Mico on 23. On the female side, G.C. Foster are on 83 points, ahead of Utech (63); UWI (61) and Mico (16).G.C. Foster College athletes dominated the 100m finals as Jura Levy and Oshane Bailey were victorious. Levy won the women’s event in 11.38 seconds, ahead of teammate Gayon Evans in 11.42, with Christania Williams of UTech getting third in 11.47.Bailey won the men’s event in 10.15 as Kevean Smith of UTech was second in 10.21, with third going to Colin King of G.C. Foster College in 10.36.TITLE KEPTDefending champion Janieve Russell (UTech) retained her title in the women’s 400m hurdles winning in 56.76. Rushelle Clayton (UWI) was second in 57.81, with Rhonda Whyte (G.C. Foster) coming third in 58.36 seconds.Making his season debut for UWI, World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde captured the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.57. Second went to Marsel Miller (G.C. Foster) in 52.13 seconds with Damar Murray (G.C. Foster) finishing third in 52.60.Mico’s Samantha James captured the women’s 800m in 2:11.30 as Danielle James (G.C. Foster) was second in 2:15.84 with third going to Roshea Burrell (G.C. Foster) in 2:18.90.Knox College’s Chadoye Dawson 1:52.67, got the better of G.C. Foster’s Kegan Campbell (1:52.72) in a close finish in the men’s 800m finals. Third went to Rory Rhoden (G.C. Foster) in 1:53.96.In the field events, Fredrick Dacres (UWI) led in the men’s shot put with a heave of 17.98m. Demar Gayle (G.C. Foster) finished second with 17.61m, with third going to Alec Vern Longmore (Utech) with 18.08m.The meet, which ends today, will begin at 1 p.m. with preliminary-round action in the women’s 200m. Some 22 finals will be contested.
Pakefield, a coastal village 120 miles northeast of London, is one of the few areas where glaciers preserved rather than destroyed the sediment that contained ancient artifacts, Rose said. Coastal erosion is now opening up cliffs around Pakefield, exposing fossils and artifacts. Before that discovery, the earliest traces of humans in Europe north of the Alps were dated to about 500,000 years ago, and included flint artifacts and even some human remains that were discovered in Bosgrove on the southern coast of England. The earliest traces of human presence in southern Europe are at least 800,000 years old and include materials that were discovered in Atapuerca, Spain. In a commentary in Nature, Wil Roebroeks of Leiden University in the Netherlands, who was not involved in the study, said the new evidence of human activity was “rock solid.” He said it showed that “early humans were evidently roaming the banks of these rivers … much earlier than hitherto thought for this part of Europe.” Roebroeks said the artifacts pointed not to large-scale colonization of northern Europe, “but more to a short-lived human expansion of range, in rhythm with climatic oscillations.” He said it was likely that “more significant occupation of the northern parts of Europe did not occur until later.” But Alison Brooks, an anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington who was not involved in the finding, urged caution. “One always has to be skeptical, given that previous claims of early human presence in northern Europe have had problems with the date or authenticity of the artifacts found. If subsequent findings support this discovery, it would be very exciting and would change our ideas about the adaptability of early humans,” she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Ancient tools found in Britain show that humans lived in northern Europe 200,000 years earlier than was previously known, at a time when England’s climate was warm enough to be the home of lions, elephants and saber-tooth tigers, scientists announced Wednesday. The 32 black flint artifacts, found in river sediments in Pakefield in eastern England, date back 700,000 years and represent the earliest unequivocal evidence for human presence north of the Alps, the scientists said. The finding dashes the long-held theory that humans did not migrate north from the relatively warm climates of the Mediterranean region until half a million years ago, the scientists said. “The discovery that early humans could have existed this far north this long ago was startling,” said Chris Stringer, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum and one of four British scientists who took part in the study and announced the finding at a news conference in London. Their discovery is detailed in the scientific journal Nature. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Now that we know this, we can search for the remains of these people, knowing that we may find them,” he said. “Their arrival in northern Europe could have happened even earlier. We have a whole new area of research opening up to us.” Jim Rose, a professor at the University of London who also was involved in the study, said that 700,000 years ago England was still connected to the European mainland and enjoyed periods of balmy weather between the time that massive glaciers swept through the area, freezing and reforming the landscapes. During such thaws, he said, early humans would have been able to migrate from the Mediterranean to England, where there were mild winters, flat landscapes and major rivers. Rhinoceroses, elephants, saber-tooth tigers, lions, hippopotamuses and bears lived in the area at the time. The scientists said they don’t know whether the humans used the newly discovered tools to kill animals for food, or merely to scavenge from carcasses that predators left behind. The artifacts suggest the early humans didn’t colonize northern areas of Europe, but merely expanded their migratory patterns there when the weather permitted, the scientists said.
Some of the recent transfer speculation ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. Embed from Getty ImagesFulham have moved for Peterborough winger Marcus Maddison, the Mail say.Maddison, 23, is said to be a target for a host of Championship clubs and Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic apparently believes the player can make the step up to the Championship.Posh are said to be keen to keep Maddison, who has scored six goals for them this season. Bees linked with BogleEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford have made enquiries about Grimsby striker Omar Bogle, Sky Sports News HQ say.Leeds United are also said to have asked about the 24-year-old, who has scored 19 goals this season.Rotherham, who have been discussing the possible sale of Danny Ward to QPR, are reported to have had three bids for Bogle turned down. Mail claim QPR and Fulham want RobinsonEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR and Fulham both want Preston striker Callum Robinson, the Mail reckon.It is claimed that Rangers boss Ian Holloway wants to bid £1.5m for the 21-year-old.Fulham also supposedly want Robinson, who has scored seven goals this season. Bristol Post tout Henry for City moveThe Bristol Post suggest Karl Henry could join Bristol City from QPR in exchange for Luke Freeman.It comes after West London Sport revealed that Rangers are looking to sign Freeman and revealed that Henry has fallen out with boss Ian Holloway.The Post suggest Henry could be a makeweight in a deal to take Freeman to Loftus Road.The contracts of both players are due to expire at the end of the season and Freeman has not signed a new deal he was offered by City. Onuoha also touted for possible moveEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR captain Nedum Onuoha has again been touted for a possible move to Sunderland, this time by the Telegraph.The Mail earlier claimed that Celtic, Sunderland and Olympiacos are showing an interest in Onuoha, that he has a clause in his Rangers contract enabling him to leave on a free transfer and that Sunderland boss David Moyes previously tried to sign him for Everton.Onuoha, who spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Sunderland from Manchester City, has been touted for a move to top-flight clubs during successive transfer windows.The Telegraph say Sunderland are looking into the possibility of taking him back to the Stadium of Light. QPR make McCormack enquiry, Mail reckonQPR have made an enquiry about taking Ross McCormack on loan from Aston Villa, according to the Mail.McCormack has been linked with a return to Fulham but the Whites are not interested in re-signing their former striker.He has failed to impress since his summer move to Villa, whose manager Steve Bruce has criticised him for missing training.It is now claimed that QPR are showing an interest but could struggle to pay McCormack’s wages. Taylor speculationEmbed from Getty ImagesThe Mail also say Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor can go for £300,000 and that QPR and Brentford are among the clubs to have been alerted to his availability.The other clubs are Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich, the Mail say.Taylor, 26, reportedly has a clause in his Rovers contract allowing him to move this month.QPR boss Ian Holloway recently insisted he would not be interested in taking Taylor to Loftus Road.Holloway said: “He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.” Luongo reveals Chinese approachesQPR midfielder Massimo Luongo says he receives regular approaches to play in China.Speaking to beIN Sports, Luongo, 24, insisted he was determined to “get to the top” rather than accept potentially huge wages in the Far East.“Probably once a month there’s always someone trying to get me over there — an agent or someone who could probably profit from it as well, but it doesn’t interest me,” Luongo said.“When the figures start flying about it does start to get in my head. Then when I see what my mates are on or Diego Costa or whoever’s flirting with it at the moment.“But I still want to prove myself at the highest level I can here. Leaving (Tottenham) to (join) Swindon on a permanent was the best thing I could have done. Just getting first-team football was what I wanted and I proved myself at that level.“At the moment I’m trying to prove myself at Championship level. 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ANAHEIM — It’s been a trying season for A’s reliever Yusmeiro Petit, both on and off the field.At 92 innings pitched on the year, Petit has already surpassed his total from 2017 with the Angels as he finishes the season set to lead the majors in innings pitched by a relief pitcher for the second consecutive season. The 73 games he’s appeared in are by far the most in his 11 big league seasons.It’s a tough grind on his arm, which at 33 years old still finds a way to get batters out on a …
7 October 2014It’s all systems go for the 35th annual Crime Stoppers International (CSI) Conference, which is to be hosted by Crime Line and the South African Police Service (SAPS), in Cape Town, next week. This is the first time the conference will be hosted in Africa.Crime Stoppers is an international body that is active in over 26 countries around the world through programmes that are driven by anonymous tip-offs passed on to law enforcement.The four-day conference, which will be held from 12 to 15 October, will attract hundreds of local and foreign delegates, offering them a comprehensive look at crime globally, but with actions and solutions that they can take home.The conference will be held under the theme: It’s Time.Issues to be discussed at the conference include crimes against economies; environmental crimes; corruption; associated crimes; and skills development. South African national police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega officially opened the conference on Monday 6 October together with CSI president Alex MacDonald. Other South African delegates at the conference included environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa, sport and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula, deputy police minister Magdalene Sotyu, the Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela, head of the Special Investigation Unit, Vas Soni, and the recently appointed commissioner for the South African Revenue Service, Tom Moyane.Speakers at the event include US Secret Service officer Michael Burgin talking about cybercrime, while Stanley Jacobs from the London Community Rehabilitation Company (UK Probation Service) will talk about Integrated Offender Management.Phiyega said it was important to bring the various partners in the fight against crime together and to strengthen the partnerships at all levels.“We also want to use the conference to network and to share our experiences and expertise. We all need to work together to fight crime.’Head of South Africa’s Crime Line and chairman of the conference organising committee, Yusuf Abramjee, said registrations are still open and he appealed to “anyone who wanted to create a safer South Africa and a safer world to join the global movement and register for the conference’.He added that it was necessary for “everyone to join hands and to take the fight against crime to the next level’.A special scholarship programme has also been established to support some 100 crime fighters from law enforcement, community policing forums and civil society to attend the conference.For conference and registration details, visit www.crimestoppers-conference2014.com. – SAnews.gov.za
Icynene is now offering a low-density polyurethane foam insulation with a slightly higher R-value, which the company says will help builders meet stricter energy code requirements.The product is called Icynene Classic Plus. The manufacturer says that the two-part spray foam insulation has an R-value of 4 per inch, compared to R-3.7 per inch for its Classic and Classic Max open-cell foam products.Sprayed into a 2×6 wall, the foam would provide a total of R-22 in stud cavities. (Whole-wall R-values would be lower because of thermal bridging at wall studs, headers, and other framing members.) The company’s other low-density polyurethane foams have R-values of 3.7 per inch, meaning that 2×6 wall cavities with these older formulations would have a total R-value of 20.35.The new product that attains R-22 has a high enough R-value to meet the International Code Council’s 2012 energy requirements (explained in a blog by GBA senior editor Martin Holladay). But Icynene said that most states are using the 2009 energy code, which requires R-21 in Climate Zones 7 and 8, and some jurisdictions that have adopted the 2012 requirements have modified it so that it, too, calls for R-21 in wall cavities.“We initially developed the Classic Plus to meet the 2009 code, but have seen other climate zones adopt the R-21 value as well, so we can satisfy all areas in the country that require R-21 (even R-22) in 2×6 wood stud walls,” a company spokesman said by e-mail.Like other open-cell polyurethane foams, Classic Plus is vapor-permeable. But it has slightly higher density than other Icynene open-cell products, 0.7 lb. per cubic foot (pcf) vs. 0.5 pcf. It’s also water-blown, so it has minimal global warming potential, Icynene says.