Olympics: Uruguayan athletes to watch in London

first_img MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Keep an eye on these Uruguayan athletes at the London Games: Alejandro Foglia, Montevideo, laser class sailing: Foglia, 28, qualified for the Olympics by placing 26th in the World Sailing Championships in Perth, Australia, last year. He’ll be competing in his third Olympics, as he placed 17th in Beijing and 34th in Athens in 2004. Gastón Ramírez, Fray Bentos, soccer: Ramírez, a 21-year-old midfielder, plays for Italy’s Bologna and is being scouted by the Italian teams Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan, as well as England’s Manchester City. But Ramírez is focused on returning home with a gold medal. “I want to see Uruguay win it all in London. That’s it,” he told local reporters. Déborah Rodríguez, Montevideo, 400-meter hurdles: Rodríguez, a 19-year-old competing in his first Olympics, is the youngest member of Uruguay’s delegation. She’ll be more of a force at the Rio Games in 2016. Andrés Silva, Tacuarembó, 400-meter hurdles: Silva qualified for his third Olympics by posting a time of 49.16 seconds at the 2011 South American Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. By Dialogo July 27, 2012last_img read more

Arsenal eye Borussia Dortmund defender after impressing scouts at Under-20 World Cup

first_imgThe Frenchman skippered his nation at the tournament in Poland this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have turned their attention to Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou as Unai Emery looks to bolster his troublesome back-line this summer.The Gunners only had the ninth best defensive record in the Premier League last season, conceding 51 goals – over twice as many as Manchester City and Liverpool – and Emery has made a new centre-back one of his top priorities.Arsenal have already been linked with Sampdoria’s Danish defender Joachim Anderson as well as 18-year-old Saint-Etienne prospect William Saliba. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Jun 2019 7:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link315Shares Arsenal keen on Dortmund centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou after impressing at Under-20 World Cup Zagadou captained France’s Under-20 side this summer (Picture: Getty)France Football are also reporting Arsenal’s interest – with his versatility, also able to play on the left, a big draw – but say that the Gunners are conscious that a deal will be difficult to agree given that he still has three years left on his contract.Emery knows Zagadou from his time in charge of Paris Saint-Germain, with the defender having left the French champions to join Dortmund back in 2017.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Advertisement Comment Emery has a big shopping list this summer, with a centre-back one of his key targets (Picture: Getty)But now a new name has emerged, with the Mirror reporting that Arsenal are keen on trying to lure Zagadou to the Emirates as they bid to bolster their back-line.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 20-year-old made 15 starts in the Bundesliga last season, though his place in the team could be under threat following the return of Mats Hummels from Bayern Munich.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal sent scouts to the Under-20 World Cup in Poland, which ended earlier this summer, and were impressed by Zagadou’s performances.The Dortmund youngster skippered his nation and kept two clean sheets in the group stages, though the side ultimately exited the tournament after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the USA in the last 16.last_img read more

GSA girls, MDI boys win Hancock County meet

first_imgBAR HARBOR — The George Stevens Academy girls’ and Mount Desert Island boys’ outdoor track teams won the Hancock County meet on Friday at MDI High School.The GSA girls took first in ten events and totaled 138 points. MDI placed second with 100 points; Ellsworth third with 73; Bucksport fourth with 33 and Sumner fifth with 10George Stevens Academy hurdlers (from left) Bella Cimeno, Mazie Smallidge and Eliza Broughton take first, second and third in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles at Friday’s Hancock County meet at Mount Desert Island High School.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSFor the boys, MDI edged GSA with 210 points. GSA took second with 200; Ellsworth third with 88, Sumner fourth with 26, Bucksport fifth with 12 and Deer Isle-Stonington sixth with 10.The following athletes won events:This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoys’ 4×800-meter relay: GSA’s Ollie Dillon, Trent Williamson, Griffin Shute and Aylen Wolf (9:23.31).Girls’ 4×800-meter relay: GSA’s Zeya Lorio, Emma Larson-Whittaker, Mary Richardson and Eliza Broughton (11:11.63).Boys’ 110-meter hurdles: GSA’s Alex Taylor-Lash (18.67).Girls’ 100-meter hurdles: GSA’s Bella Cimeno (18.00).Boys’ 100-meter dash: MDI’s Ryan Bender (11.53).Girls’ 100-meter dash: MDI’s Adriana Novella (13.55).Boys’ 1,600-meter race walk: GSA’s Erik Taylor-Lash (7:27.78).Girls’ 1,600-meter race walk: GSA’s Ava Sealander (10:38.06).Boys’ 1,600-meter run: DI-S’s Brendan Penfold (5:00.21).Girls’ 1,600-meter run: Ellsworth’s Kiona Osterlin (5:49.69).George Stevens Academy’s Ollie Dillon rounds the track in the boys’ 4×800-meter relay at Friday’s Hancock County meet at Mount Desert Island High School.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBoys’ 4×100-meter relay: MDI’s Chris Farnsworth, Billy Kerley, Giovanni McKenzie and Jose Chumbe (47.08).Girls’ 4×100-meter relay: MDI’s Lily Turner, Ashley Anderson, Adriana Novella and Paige Mason (52.78).Boys’ 400-meter dash: MDI’s Ryan Bender (54.37).Girls’ 400-meter dash: GSA’s Hanna Jordan (1:04.38).Boys’ 300-meter hurdles: MDI’s Josh Bloom (44.53).Girls’ 300-meter hurdles: GSA’s Bella Cimeno (51.76).Boys’ 800-meter run: GSA’s Aylen Wolf (2:15.07).Girls’ 800-meter run: GSA’s Eliza Broughton (2:35.89).Boys’ 200-meter dash: MDI’s Ryan Bender (23.18).Girls’ 200-meter dash: MDI’s Ashley Anderson (27.02).Boys’ 3,200-meter run: Ellsworth’s Camden Holmes (10:56.80).Girls’ 3,200-meter run: GSA’s Mary Richardson (12:01.69).Boys’ 4×400-meter relay: MDI’s Griffin Maristany, Billy Kerley, Josh Bloom and Ryan Bender (3:41.86).Ellsworth’s Kiona Osterlin smiles while competing in the girls’ 4×800-meter relay at Friday’s Hancock County meet at Mount Desert Island High School.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSGirls’ 4×400-meter relay: Ellsworth’s Courtney King, Danielle White, Courtney Wasson and Julia Zavaleta (5:08.90).Boys’ high jump: MDI’s Billy Kerley (5-08.00).Girls’ high jump: Ellsworth’s Rachel Bunker (4-08.00).Boys’ long jump: MDI’s Chris Farnsworth (17-09.50).Girls’ long jump: MDI’s Ceileigh Weaver (12-11.50).Boys’ triple jump: MDI’s Chris Farnsworth (37-07.25).Girls’ triple jump: GSA’s Mazie Smallidge (28-02.50).Boys’ javelin throw: MDI’s Croix Albee (145-03).Girls’ javelin throw: GSA’s Morgan Dauk (115-05).Boys’ discus throw: MDI’s Croix Albee (132-04).Girls’ discus throw: Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a (99-11).Boys’ shot put: MDI’s Croix Albee (44-11.00).Girls’ shot put: Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a (36-07.00).Boys’ pole vault: GSA’s Alex Taylor-Lash (9-00.00).Girls’ pole vault: GSA’s Ava Sealander (6-00.00).last_img read more

Summerland has enough Steam to upset Murdoch Division leaders 6-5 in Sunday KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt doesn’t really matter who the Leafs play — a heavyweight contender like the Fernie Ghostriders or a struggling 6-9 team like Summerland — if Nelson plays anything like the team that was on the ice Sunday, there’s little chance of winning.Summerland Steam took advantage of a lackluster showing by the home side scoring three times in the third period — two goals coming on special teams in a span of two minutes to erase a 5-3 deficit — to stun the Leafs 6-5 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play at the NDCC Arena.The game was a far cry from last week’s 9-2 pasting Nelson dealt the Steam in the South Okanagan City.“I think we just fell apart (in the third),” Leaf center Matthew Naka told The Nelson Daily following the tough loss. “I think we got a little cocky after we got up in the third.”The win by Summerland was a big “character builder” by a Steam franchise that is desperately searching for an identity six weeks in the KIJHL season.“We have not been playing well,” Summerland head coach Gord Gamble said from outside the team bus.“Not to take anything away from Nelson because they’re a very good hockey club but we just haven’t had the bodies. We have seven or eight guys out and we just haven’t played well.”“So there’s no payback here,” Gamble added. “If we would have played like this in Summerland, that would have been a close game as well.”Despite being blown out by seven goals in the first meeting and having less than half the points of the Leafs in league standings, it was the Steam holding their own Sunday.Backed by the fine netminder of Sam Bass, facing 27 shots through two periods, Summerland was all even entering the third at 3-3.And when Nelson struck for two goals in three minutes into the period to go up 5-3, the Steam never gave up.Colin Minardi scooped up the puck after Leaf defenceman Jonathon Petrash made a meal of at the Steam blueline, busting past the Nelson defenders before beating Patrick Defoe in the Nelson nets.The goal came with Summerland playing shorthanded.The Steam tied the game two minutes later, once again after a lackluster clearing attempt by the Leafs killing a checking from behind penalty to James Sorrey.Brock McDonald corralled the puck before beating Defoe high to the glove side.The Leafs had several chances to regain the lead. But Bass was equal to the task, allowing Taylor Spankie to score the game winner eight minutes from time.“We had a couple of real tough losses that got into their (players) psychy a little bit,” Gamble said. “But we should be okay.”Josh Spence led the Steam attack with two goals while Jordan McCallum, one of five players on Summerland to finish the game with two points, also scored for the Steam.Nik Newman scored twice to lead the Nelson attack. Colton Schell, Patrick Martens and Sorrey also scored for the Leafs.The loss was first in five games for the Leafs and leaves Nelson with a record of 12-4-0-1 in 17 games — first in the Murdoch Division, three points ahead of Beaver Valley and six in front of Castlegar.Summerland improves to 6-9 good enough for fourth in the Okanagan Division but only one point behind second place Princeton Posse.Nelson out shot the Steam 38-28.The Leafs venture out on the road after spending most of the early part of the KIJHL season at home, beginning a six-game road trip Friday in Creston.The next home game for Nelson is Saturday, November 12 when Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the NDCC Arena.LEAF NOTES: Colton Malmsten scored three times as Nelson blasted winless Columbia Valley Rockies 7-2 Saturday at the NDCC Arena. Carsen Willans, affiliate player Cole Arcuri, Patrick Martens and Nik Newman also scored for the Leafs. . . . Malmsten did not play Sunday along with three defencemen — Riley Henderson, Blake Arcuri, Walker Sidoni — and two forwards — Brett Norman and Matti Jmaeff. All five players were missing due to injury. The injuries forced the Leafs to call up two players from the Okanagan Hockey Association, Cole Arcuri and Jordan Davie. . . Leaf forward Dustin Reimer finally made his way back into the lineup after more than a month on the injury list. Reimer, from Vanderhoof, was injured during the first game of the season in Castlegar. . . . Patrick Martens maintained a two-point lead over Ryan Edwards of Beaver Valley. Martens accumulated four points during the weekend to continue his game streak to 12. The Maritime native has registered multiple points in nine of the 12 games. . . . Leaf fans got a taste of the Green and White in the team’s new jerseys. A mix up in ordering forced the Leafs to play the first month with an older [email protected]last_img read more

BC researchers develop sprayon solution to costly quake conundrum

first_imgVANCOUVER – It was while flipping through British Columbia’s seismic upgrade guidelines at the beginning of his civil engineering master’s degree that Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki first realized something was amiss.He noticed that retrofitting schools to protect them from earthquakes almost always involved tearing down and replacing masonry walls — a costly and time-consuming process.Six years later, the PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia has come up with a form of spray-on concrete that keeps walls in place. Researchers say the concrete will keep schools safe from the most powerful earthquakes and cut the cost of seismic retrofits.“All my research career has been the same,” Soleimani-Dashtaki said Tuesday. “I try to see where there is a gap and I try to fill and bridge that gap.”The new material allows masonry walls to withstand up to three times the strongest earthquake expected on Canada’s West Coast. One test structure sprayed with a 10-millimetre layer kept it from crumbling in a simulation that mimicked the magnitude 9 quake that hit Japan in 2011, Soleimani-Dashtaki said.Prof. Nemy Banthia, who oversaw the project, said British Columbia gets 2,500 of the 4,000 tremors Canada experiences annually.“Earthquakes don’t kill people. It’s the buildings that kill people,” he said, adding that old masonry structures are the most at risk to fail.The new material will be used in the next few weeks to retrofit a Vancouver elementary school. Researchers say they hope to expand the application to other buildings around the province.The B.C. government has earmarked 346 schools for seismic upgrades, but a progress report in August indicated retrofits had yet to be completed in more than half of them.“If you look at our B.C. schools, you will see miles and miles of unreinforced masonry corridor walls,” Banthia said.“During an earthquake, these are the corridor walls that would collapse and these are the ones where our children would suffer casualties.”University president Santa Ono lauded the project as not only innovative but economical.“What’s remarkable is that this costs half of the cost of a standard retrofit,” he said.The substance is also described as being more environmentally friendly than traditional concrete because it replaces 70 per cent of the cement used in its production with fly ash, an industrial byproduct.B.C. Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark says the new technology will have a far-reaching impact and will save lives not only in the province but around the world.“This is a massive problem on the Pacific Rim, here in B.C., and we are all at risk,” Mark said.“My children attend public schools. We want to make sure that when we leave our kids in the morning that they’ll be there when we pick them up in the afternoon.”Soleimani-Dashtaki said his research could be expanded to other structures, such as bridges and columns, and he would like to refine its packaging to make it easier to use outside the developed world.“There are thousands and millions of houses in developing countries, like India, for example, which they can’t really afford to replace and they can’t really afford to do expensive retrofit solutions we have in today’s world,” he said.“So this type of a quick, in-and-out, very cost-effective system would really, really help them.”— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more