Tag: 上海桑拿

Agrosecurity

first_imgDead pigeons don’t usually attract much attention. But a few hundred of them infected with avian influenza and mysteriously found in several U.S. cities would cause, at the least, a media storm.Fortunately, this scenario wasn’t being discussed by a terrorist group. Instead, University of Georgia students made the attack through a PowerPoint presentation. Their classmates were geared up to defend against it.In the “Terror and the Food Supply” class, students learn the strengths of the nation’s food system and work to find its weaknesses through mock terrorism attacks using sodium cyanide and avian influenza. They learn to contain attacks, too, said Nick Hill, a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor who teaches the class.“There are very few students trained in this initiative of agrosecurity,” Hill said. The class is the first offered in the UGA certificate program in agrosecurity. UGA is the only university in the U.S. that offers a program “with comprehensive study of the plant, animal and food industries in relation to policy and food system security,” said Sarah Workman, with the CAES Office of Global Programs. She wrote the proposal that got the program started.A search on usajobs.gov shows 1,513 jobs related to homeland security, 15 within 100 miles of Athens, Ga. The agrosecurity certificate program can help UGA students get these jobs.“There are a lot more openings for people who have a systems view of the food supply,” Workman said. “We need people who will connect the dots and keep their eyes open for ways to assure our food and farms are not vulnerable to hazards.”UGA student Pauline Nguyen initially went into food science because, “literally, I like food, and I like science,” she said.But after Hill spoke in one of her classes, she decided an agrosecurity course would be an interesting way to fill one of her major’s requirements. Agrosecurity is now her new career choice.“I’ll be changing the world because I accidentally signed up for a class,” she said.In 2004, Tommy Thompson, former U.S. secretary of health and human services, said he was surprised terrorists had not attacked the U.S. food supply. The words struck Hill, who in 2006 created the class on terrorism and the food supply.In 2007, the CAES offered the agrosecurity certificate program. This year, science-specific students can add three courses to their college majors, receive the certificate and get hands-on experience in how to handle agricultural incidents, assist in emergencies and help keep the U.S. food supply safer.“Only 0.1 percent of the food imported into the U.S. gets tested,” Hill said. “It’s interesting because we’re net importers of food – primarily fruits and vegetables. It’s an opportunity for people to strike us.”For more information, visit the Agrosecurity Certificate Program at www.agrosecurity.uga.edu/certificate or e-mail Karen Simmons at [email protected]last_img read more

Adopt a tree in Africa

first_imgThe majestic baobab is one of the speciesused by Tree-Nation to re-plant areas ofAfrica that have lost their plant cover.(Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Annick VerdejoTree-Nation marketing+34 934 509 777Janine ErasmusThe Tree-Nation organisation is inviting people from around the world to sponsor the planting of a tree in Niger, one of the poorest nations on earth.Based in Barcelona, Tree-Nation works in partnership with the UN Environmental Programme to fight climate change by planting indigenous or naturalised trees in areas where the land has been stripped of them.The organisation currently has two major initiatives in progress. The first is a 25 000-tree reforestation scheme in Los Alcantaras, Nicaragua – a country which has lost 50% of its forest cover in the past 60 years, says Tree-Nation.The second is a massive project in Dosso, Niger, initiated in 2007 and scheduled to end in 2015.This project aims to counteract the desertification of the region by planting as many as 8-million trees. To date 130 832 trees have taken root, and another 140 000 will be planted during 2010.This will restore the land’s productivity and help enrich the soil, hopefully leading to an increase in biodiversity and the re-establishment of a haven for endangered species.The Niger plantation is taking the shape of a giant heart, which symbolises humankind’s love and respect for nature. Once grown, the formation should be visible from space. The site has been chosen because it receives enough rainfall to naturally sustain the saplings once they are well established.“Planting a tree might be the most positive thing you could do for further generations,” said Tree-Nation founder Maxime Renaudin. “It’s the most simple and most beautiful work, one that binds man back to the earth.”The organisation plans to establish more plantations around the world in later years.Knock-on effectNot only does tree planting have obvious benefits for the environment, there are also positive implications for poverty alleviation through harvesting of natural products, which can be sold locally, or exported.Six tree species may be bought, either singly or in packs of five and 50. Available species include the nutritious Moringa oleifera, which is a traditional food plant in Africa with leaves that can be harvested every fortnight.Hyphaene thebaïca is a palm that originated in the Nile valley and has many uses, from the leaves which are used to make baskets, to the fruit which is edible. Other species available are the maginificent Adansonia digitata, or baobab, and Ziziphus mauritiana, which is extremely hardy and has nutritional and medicinal properties.Acacia sieberiana and A.senegal, both of which can be used to make gum, rope and medicinal products, round off the offerings.Prices range from R69 (US$9.50) for a single A. senegal to R1 983 ($271) for a pack of 50 of the same species.All types are well adapted to survive in the hot and dry conditions that prevail over much of sub-Saharan Africa, where a hectare of useful trees will bring in more income than a hectare of agricultural crops.This is the reason for the selection of these particular trees, because of their potential to benefit local communities, either because they produce marketable goods, or because people can use their fruit, leaves and bark.Fighting climate changeAnyone, anywhere in the world, can help the initiative by ordering a tree online. Sponsors can even “watch” their specimens grow, without ever leaving the comfort of their homes.Once the tree has been selected and bought, the buyer is able to plant a virtual sapling in a spot chosen via the internet, with the real one being placed exactly where it was positioned online.GPS coordinates, with the help of Google Maps, enable sponsors to follow the trees’ progress in real time.Should they wish to, supporters can join the Tree-Nation team for a hands-on experience during planting season. Saplings are reared in a nursery for about three months to give them a strong start and to help them adapt to dry conditions, before being transferred to the plantation.Planting takes place at the start of the three-month rainy season around July. The process is earth-friendly as it uses no chemicals or irrigation, which minimises costs and emissions, and provides a realistic model for local farmers.Should a tree not survive the move out of the nursery, it is replaced immediately. Plantations are closely monitored and maintained by local experts, who later oversee the harvest. In the process the community living near the plantation receives education and training in basic agricultural techniques.Tree-Nation also has its own online community, which helps spread the word about the project itself and makes people more aware of environmental matters and how their behaviour affects the earth.Members are able to interact with other buyers as well as representatives of the communities whose lives have been enriched by the project.The organisation acts on behalf of a number of corporate clients, including The Economist (24 007 trees), Google (301 trees), Garnier (10 005 trees) and Belgacom (15 013 trees) – all of which have chosen tree-planting as part of their social responsibility portfolio.last_img read more

Small Business IT Hiring Grows, More Seek Mobile Programmers

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#biz A report released by freelancer hiring site Elance today shows a surprising amout of growth in hiring during the fourth quarter of last year, especially in IT categories. Among some of the most sought after technical skills on Elance last quarter were PHP, WordPress, HTML/CSS, graphic design, MySQL, JavaScript and iPhone development. The report notes that mobile progammers are increasingly high demand, with 20% growth in demand for Android developers alone. Job postings for iPad programmers grew 15% over the previous quarter, with iPhone growing 10%. As businesses begin to adapt their desktop Websites for mobile devices and tablets, demand for HTML5 coders has exploded, growing by 48% quarter-over-quarter.For the first time since Elance has been producing these reports, demand for experts in a content mangement system broke the top three skills most-desired by employers. WordPress was the second highest sought-after skill in the list, topped only by PHP. It’s worth noting that these numbers apply to activity on the Elance Website which, while somewhat substantial, is not necessarily a sample that’s representative of any larger economic trends. It’s still interesting nonetheless.last_img read more

Hacker Chat: Pinboard Creator Maciej Ceglowski Talks About Why Boring Architecture is Good, and More

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Interviews Maciej Ceglowski created Pinboard in 2009 “partly out of frustration with a redesign of Delicious that I felt removed a lot of utility from the site, and partly because I had long wanted to have a boomarking site that would archive my bookmarks,” according to the About page. Since then, the site has become a popular alternative to Delicious and Ceglowski is now able to make a living on it.Pinboard runs entirely on a traditional LAMP stack, and it runs amazingly fast. We talked with Ceglowski about the Pinboard architecture and his development process.The Pinboard about page says: “There is absolutely nothing interesting about the Pinboard architecture or implementation; I consider that a feature!”Can you explain why you think that’s a feature?I believe that relying on very basic and well-understood technologies at the architectural level forces you to save all your cleverness and new ideas for the actual app, where it can make a difference to users.I think many developers (myself included) are easily seduced by new technology and are willing to burn a lot of time rigging it together just for the joy of tinkering. So nowadays we see a lot of fairly uninteresting web apps with very technically sweet implementations. In designing Pinboard, I tried to steer clear of this temptation by picking very familiar, vanilla tools wherever possible so I would have no excuse for architectural wank.The other reason I like the approach is that the tried-and-true stuff is extensively debugged and documented. The chances of you finding a bug in MySQL or PHP as the author of a mid-sized website are microscopic. That’s not the case for newer infrastructure like NoSQL or the various web frameworks.I was actually poking around trying to find out exactly what technology Pinboard used because it was so incredibly fast. With so much interest in cutting edge technologies like Scala, Node.js and MongoDB it’s easy to forget that traditional tools, used correctly, can yield exceptional performance. Do you have any optimization tips for developers using a traditional LAMP stack?The following come to mind, in no particular order:Take advantage of the fact that it’s 2011 and you can load servers up with RAM.Use a RDBMS and take the time to learn it very thoroughly. High-Performance MySQL (the O’Reilly Book) and the Percona blog are indispensible for MySQL; I’m sure similar resources exist for Postgres.Use dedicated (not virtualized) hardware. I/O can be awful on virtualized servers and debugging I/O slowness there is next to impossible.Use caching as a last resort, not as a fundamental design strategy. It’s 2011 – unless you have millions of users, your app should be able to run fast with all caches disabled.Use frameworks for prototyping, but build from the ground up once you know what you’re building.Resist excessive abstractionSet performance targets for yourself. For example, one goal for Pinboard is a median page load time of under a third of a second. This will force you to instrument well and optimize appropriately.What is the development process for Pinboard like? Do you use Agile methodology?My development process is quite primitive. I run a local copy of the site on my laptop, test changes manually, check them in, and then deploy to the production server. The only similarity to agile development is the use of frequent small deployments.One interesting quirk of Pinboard is a complete absence of unit tests. I used to be a die-hard believer in testing, but in Pinboard tried a different approach, as an experiment. Instead of writng tests I try to be extremely careful in coding, and keep the code size small so I continue to understand it. I’ve found my defect rate to be pretty comparable to earlier projects that included extensive test suites and fixtures, but I am much more productive on Pinboard.Do you work on Pinboard for a living?Yes, it’s my full-time job.What were you doing before Pinboard?I was a contractor, working mainly on search and recommendations engines for Rails-based startups.How many developers work on Pinboard?I do all the coding. My girlfriend helps with invoicing and localization, and Peter helps with ops and feature design.last_img read more

Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes

first_imgJapan is a pioneer in this approachJapan has been a pioneer in floatovoltaics. It began modestly, floating enough panels on two reservoirs in Hyogo Prefecture to meet the electricity needs of roughly 920 households. Now it is scaling up. On a reservoir in Chiba Prefecture, a plant slated for completion in 2018 will generate power for nearly 5,000 households.In Japan’s relatively mild climate, preventing evaporation may be less critical than in the American Southwest. But the prospect of tapping solar power without taxing scarce land resources has its own merits in a small, densely populated country that is searching — post-Fukushima — for alternatives to nuclear power.A rendering of a major floating solar project under construction in the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Japan.Floating solar arrays also are being installed on a reservoir in the Brazilian Amazon. About 910 square miles of rainforest were flooded several decades ago when Brazil’s reigning military regime built the Balbina Dam, submerging millions of trees and destroying indigenous homes and hunting grounds. Today, due to persistent droughts and the languid flow of the river that feeds the Balbina Reservoir, the dam operates at only a fifth of its rated power capacity.Soon, though, an expanding network of floating solar modules may help redeem this failed hydroelectric venture. In its pilot phase, a five-megawatt solar installation will cover an area equal to about five football fields and will generate enough power for roughly 9,000 households. Later, if all goes well, planners hope to build a massive 300-megawatt project that would produce enough electricity for about 540,000 Brazilian homes.The list of pending or completed floatovoltaic projects goes on. In India, a pilot-scale installation has been successfully tested on a lake on the outskirts of Kolkata, and developers are negotiating for much larger floating solar plants on lakes in the state of Kerala. In California’s Sonoma County, sewage treatment ponds are now being equipped with floating PV arrays. And in the United Kingdom, Europe’s largest floating solar installation is nearing completion on the Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir outside London. Another is being built on a reservoir near Manchester. There, as in Japan, efficient use of available land resources is a key driver. RELATED ARTICLES Undamming Rivers Could Make Room for PVFor Storing Electricity, Utilities Turn to Pumped HydroHow Much Water Does it Take to Turn on a Light Bulb?The 10 Most Important Water Stories in 2014 Surge in Renewables Remakes California’s Energy LandscapeWill Tidal and Wave Energy Live Up to Their Potential? The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic overuse have taken their toll, to be sure, but vast quantities of water also are lost to evaporation. What if the same scorching sun that causes so much of this water loss were harnessed for electric power?Installing floating photovoltaic arrays, sometimes called “floatovoltaics,” on a portion of these two reservoirs in the southwestern United States could produce clean, renewable energy while shielding significant expanses of water from the hot desert sun.The dual energy and environmental benefits of floating solar arrays are already beginning to earn the technology a place in the global clean energy marketplace, with floatovoltaic projects now being built in places as diverse as Australia, Brazil, China, England, India, Japan, South Korea, and California. And nowhere could they prove as effective as on lakes Mead and Powell, the two largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. Different issues in the U.S. SouthwestThough the U.S. Southwest is far less land-constrained than the U.K., the open desert is coming under increasing stress as solar developers seek suitable lands for their utility-scale projects. Protecting the desert tortoise has been a major concern at some sites, including two photovoltaic plants on Moapa Paiute tribal land in southeastern Nevada, just a few dozen miles from Lake Mead.In California, renewable energy advocates and conservationists have been at serious odds over the prospect of developing large solar sites in desert areas and adjacent lands in seven counties.Floating solar arrays on reservoirs like Lake Mead and Lake Powell won’t supplant the need for land-based solar in California and other parts of the Southwest, but they can ease some of the pressure on fragile desert ecosystems.As we confront the mounting impacts of global warming, maintaining a viable balance between water supply and demand in warmer climates will be especially challenging. In the sunny Southwest, reducing water losses to evaporation should be part of a wide-ranging water conservation strategy. Floating solar farms have a role to play, curbing water waste as they produce carbon-neutral power.center_img Water savings and power generation would be significantThe U.S. Bureau of Reclamation estimates that 800,000 acre-feet of water — nearly 6% of the Colorado River’s annual flow — is baked off Lake Mead’s surface by the searing desert sun during an average year. Lake Powell loses about 860,000 acre-feet annually to evaporation and bank seepage. Since floatovoltaics can reduce evaporation in dry climates by as much as 90 percent, covering portions of these two water bodies with solar panels could result in significant water savings.Extrapolating from the spatial needs of floating solar farms already built or designed, the electricity gains from installing floatovoltaics on just a fraction of these man-made desert lakes could be momentous. If 6% of Lake Mead’s surface were devoted to solar power, the yield would be at least 3,400 megawatts of electric-generating capacity — substantially more than the Hoover Dam’s generating capacity of 2,074 megawatts.This solar infusion could give the power-hungry Southwest a major boost in renewable electricity, and at least some of that power could piggyback on underused transmission lines built for the Hoover Dam.A key selling point of floatovoltaics is the extra energy punch they deliver when compared to terrestrial photovoltaics in a similar climate. Hovering just above sun-shaded lake water, the floating photovoltaic panels would operate at cooler temperatures than solar arrays on desert land – a key factor in improving the productivity of semiconductors, including PV cells. One project proponent expects a 50% boost in electricity per watt of installed power from her company’s planned solar arrays at a sun-saturated sewage treatment pond in Jamestown, South Australia.In Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, those who enjoy boating, fishing, snorkeling, and swimming on Lake Mead and Lake Powell may not immediately embrace the idea of solar arrays competing with their recreational activities. Yet with beaches retreating and marinas stranded on dry land, the benefits of curbing water loss are becoming increasingly clear. Moreover, at a time when some hydrology experts and conservationists are saying that Lake Powell should be partially drained to restore Glen Canyon and salvage Lake Mead, which is about 360 miles downriver, building solar power on a portion of these ailing artificial lakes may seem like a smarter alternative. Philip Warburg is the author of two books on renewable energy , Harness the Sun and Harvest the Wind. This post originally appeared at Yale Environment 360.last_img read more

Pascua replaces delos Santos as FEU women’s volleyball coach

first_imgShaq delos Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGeorge Pascua is back at his old stomping grounds at Far Eastern University as he replaces Shaq delos Santos as the head coach of the Lady Tamaraws.FEU athletics director Mark Molina said Sunday delos Santos expressed his desire to focus on his job as the head coach of Petron in the Philippine Super Liga, paving the way for Pascua’s return to FEU.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s one of the things that came up during the exit interviews,” Molina said after FEU’s 72-53 win over Adamson University in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.Molina added that delos Santos, who became the Lady Tamaraws head coach in 2013, will “still be with FEU in some capacity.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He’s been very professional about it and he will hopefully still be part of the program. He will always be part of FEU.Pascua was a former player for FEU’s men’s volleyball team and he also coached the Tamaraws to four UAAP titles with the last one coming in 2012. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Terror in Turin as stampede leaves 1,500 injured BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Legendary Lady Tamaraw Rachel Daquis and last year’s skipper Remy Palma have been contacted to be part of Pascua’s coaching staff joining Tamaraws head coach Rey Diaz.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

UAAP: La Salle survives NU to keep unbeaten record alive

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:42PH 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 RELATED VIDEO Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cheng accounted for 12 points although she started scoring only in the third frame, while new middle blocker Clemente contributed five points when the chips are down in the same set.Clemente, a former national team stalwart, scored her first points since transferring from Perpetual in NCAA, including an ce for first set point for La Salle, 24-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPrincess Robles poured in 18 points as she served as ring-leader for the upset-minded Lady Bulldogs who kept the Lady Spikers on their toes all afternoon.The reigning champions maintained their hold of the top spot with 3-0 record while NU dropped to 1-2. De La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—De La Salle breathed a sigh of relief after holding off National University, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22., in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.Faced with rookies eager to earn a name for themselves, the Lady Spikers took a step backward, dropping the second set before coming at full strength mainly through veteran Desiree Cheng and new recruit Lourdes Clemente.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LeBron James’ Lakers finale veers off scriptlast_img read more

Bowie Gets Gold, and Jamaica Fails to Medal in the 100

first_imgLONDON (AP) — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year’s world championships.The evening after Usain Bolt’s improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world’s best sprint island watched the red, white and blue paraded around the track once again at its expense.Tori Bowie leaned over the line for her 100-meter victory, then stumbled and crashed down to the track to put the exclamation point on the second straight sprint shock of the meet. Her .01-second victory Sunday over Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was a photo-finish thriller. The fact that the defending Olympic champion and the most dominant female sprinter of 2017, Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, finished fifth was every bit as stunning.“The past few years, Jamaica has dominated,” Bowie said. “We’ve had no harsh feelings toward them, no negative thoughts. We’ve been extremely focused on ourselves. Just trying to get where they’re at.”In snapping a stretch of four straight Jamaican wins at the Olympics and worlds, Bowie became the first U.S. woman to win the world title at 100 meters since Carmelita Jeter in 2011. This marks the first U.S. sweep of the 100 at the worlds since 2005.Bowie’s time, 10.85 seconds, was nothing spectacular. Her race, though, was something to behold.She trailed Ta Lou by two paces as they headed into the last 20 meters but Bowie just kept charging. She caught Ta Lou at the end, and Bowie’s lean at the line was textbook. The photo finish actually shows Ta Lou’s foot ahead of Bowie’s, but Bowie beats her where it counts — her torso is over the line a fraction of an inch ahead of Ta Lou’s.Dafne Schippers, the 2015 world champion in the 200, took bronze in 10.96.“It’s not like there’s a training session for a lean,” said Bowie’s coach, Lance Brauman. “She did what she had to do to get to the line first. She’s scraped up and won and that’s all that really matters.”The lean was so extreme, it sent Bowie off balance and careening into Lane 8, where she landed on her left hip while the runner in that lane, Murielle Ahoure, had to slow down, then jump to avoid landing on her.Bowie stayed down for a few seconds. The “7” sticker on her left hip was torn almost completely off. She gathered herself and walked gingerly around the track for the victory lap. Afterward, she spent about an hour receiving treatment for abrasions on her shoulder, back and hip. The pain will go away. That gold is hers forever.“The plan was to just come out here and execute, leave it all on the track,” Bowie said. “I didn’t want to come back saying, ‘Oh, I should’ve done this. I should’ve done that.’ That for sure wasn’t the case.”Much as Bolt did the night before, Thompson moved awkwardly out of the blocks. Her 0.2 second reaction time was the worst in the field, and from there, she was never a factor in the race.Quite a stunner, given the way she’s dominated the sprint game over the past year. Since she beat the previous champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, at the Olympics last year on her way to a 100-200 double, Thompson has been virtually untouchable. She came to London on a 17-race winning streak at 100 meters and her season-best time of 10.71 was the fastest in the world by more than 0.1 second.One thing: She had been dealing with an Achilles’ injury this year and ran — and won — a race last month in training shoes, not spikes. She refused to use injuries as an excuse.“I can’t complain,” she said. “I can’t re-run that race. I have to give those girls a lot of credit. It didn’t go as I planned.”Like Bolt, Thompson won’t be running in the 200, raising the distinct possibility that the Jamaicans could get completely shut out of individual sprint gold at the worlds.But Bowie will be there. The one-time long jumper who took up the sprint game only a few years ago posted a 21.77 at the Prefontaine Classic earlier this year, which is the fastest in the world this season.First, though, some time to heal.“I’m pretty sure I’ll feel much better tomorrow,” Bowie said.DAY 3 WINNERS: Rose Chelimo and Geoffrey Kirui took the titles in the marathon doubleheader. … Tomas Walsh won the gold in shot put for New Zealand — a result that was verified after Joe Kovacs lost an appeal over his last throw. The throw would’ve been a winner but the American was ruled to have foot faulted, and the call was held up on appeal. … Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece held off Sandi Morris of the United States to claim pole vault gold. … Nafi Thiam of Belgium added a world championship gold medal in heptathlon to her Olympic title.EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa offered to West Ham

first_imgInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa offered to West Hamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa has been offered to West Ham.The Sun says Inter have made the 22-year-old available on loan to the Premier League after sending him to Santos in his homeland.Manuel Pellegrini is weighing up his options in the January window and whether he could boost his attack with the Samba star.The Hammers boss will assess all his transfer targets before a decision is made on “Gabigol”, who says he wants to speak to Inter this week about his future.Gabriel put himself on the global map when he started at Santos but did not settle in Europe before heading back to South America.But being made available has put clubs on red alert for a player who forced his way into the Brazil team two years ago. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more