Injury Affected Athletes in Kampala

first_imgAndrew Kpehe Two Liberian representatives at the 42nd edition of the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, Lucy Massaquoi and Andrew Kpehe, could not live up to expectation.Lucy, 18, crossed the finish-line at 93rd place in the 5K junior race on Sunday with a time of 27:41. She competed along with over 400 athletes from 59 countries.Andrew finished 96th in the 8K junior races with a disjointed arm, and finished at 30:14.“He fell on his arm climbing the hill,” said head Coach Samuel Cooper, who also blamed the hot and humid conditions.“Kampala is very hot and the hills on the course make the race chaotic,” Cooper said.The World Cross Country Championships was held at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda on Sunday March 26.The race, which had a field of 108 runners, was won by 19 year old Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia, who was the defending champion, in a time of 18.34.Kenya dominated the 42nd edition.Athlete Lucy MassaquoiGraced by the first citizen of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the races were run on a great course with risings and depressions under relatively warm and humid conditions, and watched by a great and passionate crowd.Kenya won the mixed relay, as well as the senior individual and team women plus men events to amass 10 medals in total (3 gold, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes).Ethiopia took gold in the team event for junior men and Uganda clinched gold in junior men (individual).104 and 106 athletes took part in the Women and Men U-20 events respectively.Kenya won the mixed relay. Kenya’s mixed relay team consisted of Asbel Kiprop (5:19), Wilfred Nzisa Mbithe (6:07), Bernard Kipkorir Koros (5:22) and Beatrice Chepkoech (5:58).17 year old Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo claimed Uganda’s first ever gold medal in World Cross Country history.Kiplimo said shortly after the medal presentation ceremony that he anticipated his victory.“Yes, yes, yes. I always thought I could win. It was a very good race. When I decided to break away going into the first lap, I knew I was going to win,” he said.Ethiopia’s Amdework Walelegn, who finished second in the junior race, cast blame on the Ugandan crowd.“I am happy but not satisfied with second. The crowd made it very difficult for me to run according to my plan,” he said.Meanwhile, Richard Yator Kimunyan, who took third in the junior men’s race, castigated the challenging course.“The course was difficult although I could have done better but I miscalculated towards the end,” he noted.Ethiopia took gold in the women junior (individual event), as well as the junior men and women team events.Geofrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya had the last laugh when he outpaced Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegai with one lap to go.Cheptegai finished a distant 30th but it was good enough to help team Uganda scoop bronze.Uganda’s President Museveni and the first lady, Janet Museveni, who also doubles as the country’s Minister of Education and Sports, graced the Sunday afternoon event.Other dignitaries included the IAAF president Sebatisan Coe and his African based vice president Hamad Kalkaba and Minister of Presidency in charge of Kampala Betty Namisango Kamya were some of the other high profile personalities in Kololo.A total of 557 athletes took part in the 2017 IAAF championship.Prize MoneyA lump sum of $310,000 (sh1.1bn) was offered for the top performers. A total of $140,000 (sh498m) went to the top individual race winners in the two races.In the team events of both senior races, another $140,000 was also on offer. Here $20,000 (sh71m) was up for grabs for each of the winning team.There was also $30,000 for the inaugural relay race.The winning team (Kenya) grabbed $12,000 (sh42.7m). The prize money for the mixed relay applied to the top four teams.The mass race of non-professional athletes crowned the evening.       Final Standings:Kenya – 95 PointsEthiopia – 76 PointsUganda – 32 PointsEritrea – 15 PointsBahrain – 13 PointsUnited States – 11 PointsMorocco – 8 PointsTanzania – 8 PointsJapan – 7 PointsTurkey – 6 PointsSpain – 3 pointsBurundi – 2 PointsSouth Africa – 2 PointsPeru – 1 Point     Medal Table:Kenya – 10 Total (3 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze)Ethiopia – 8 Total (4 Gold, 4 Silver, 0 Bronze)Uganda – 3 Total (1 Gold, 2 Bronze)Bahrain – 1 Total (1 Bronze)Eritrea – 1 Total (1 Bronze)Turkey – 1 Total (1 Bronze)Two Liberian representatives at the 42nd edition of the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, Lucy Massaquoi and Andrew Kpehe, could not live up to expectation.Lucy, 18, crossed the finish-line at 93rd place in the 5K junior race on Sunday with a time of 27:41. She competed along with over 400 athletes from 59 countries.Andrew finished 96th in the 8K junior races with a disjointed arm, and finished at 30:14.“He fell on his arm climbing the hill,” said head Coach Samuel Cooper, who also blamed the hot and humid conditions.“Kampala is very hot and the hills on the course make the race chaotic,” Cooper said.The World Cross Country Championships was held at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda on Sunday March 26.The race, which had a field of 108 runners, was won by 19 year old Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia, who was the defending champion, in a time of 18.34.Kenya dominated the 42nd edition.Graced by the first citizen of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the races were run on a great course with risings and depressions under relatively warm and humid conditions, and watched by a great and passionate crowd.Kenya won the mixed relay, as well as the senior individual and team women plus men events to amass 10 medals in total (3 gold, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes).Ethiopia took gold in the team event for junior men and Uganda clinched gold in junior men (individual).104 and 106 athletes took part in the Women and Men U-20 events respectively.Kenya won the mixed relay. Kenya’s mixed relay team consisted of Asbel Kiprop (5:19), Wilfred Nzisa Mbithe (6:07), Bernard Kipkorir Koros (5:22) and Beatrice Chepkoech (5:58).17 year old Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo claimed Uganda’s first ever gold medal in World Cross Country history.Kiplimo said shortly after the medal presentation ceremony that he anticipated his victory.“Yes, yes, yes. I always thought I could win. It was a very good race. When I decided to break away going into the first lap, I knew I was going to win,” he said.Ethiopia’s Amdework Walelegn, who finished second in the junior race, cast blame on the Ugandan crowd.“I am happy but not satisfied with second. The crowd made it very difficult for me to run according to my plan,” he said.Meanwhile, Richard Yator Kimunyan, who took third in the junior men’s race, castigated the challenging course.“The course was difficult although I could have done better but I miscalculated towards the end,” he noted.Ethiopia took gold in the women junior (individual event), as well as the junior men and women team events.Geofrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya had the last laugh when he outpaced Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegai with one lap to go.Cheptegai finished a distant 30th but it was good enough to help team Uganda scoop bronze.Uganda’s President Museveni and the first lady, Janet Museveni, who also doubles as the country’s Minister of Education and Sports, graced the Sunday afternoon event.Other dignitaries included the IAAF president Sebatisan Coe and his African based vice president Hamad Kalkaba and Minister of Presidency in charge of Kampala Betty Namisango Kamya were some of the other high profile personalities in Kololo.A total of 557 athletes took part in the 2017 IAAF championship.Prize MoneyA lump sum of $310,000 (sh1.1bn) was offered for the top performers. A total of $140,000 (sh498m) went to the top individual race winners in the two races.In the team events of both senior races, another $140,000 was also on offer. Here $20,000 (sh71m) was up for grabs for each of the winning team.There was also $30,000 for the inaugural relay race.The winning team (Kenya) grabbed $12,000 (sh42.7m). The prize money for the mixed relay applied to the top four teams.The mass race of non-professional athletes crowned the evening.       Final Standings:Kenya – 95 PointsEthiopia – 76 PointsUganda – 32 PointsEritrea – 15 PointsBahrain – 13 PointsUnited States – 11 PointsMorocco – 8 PointsTanzania – 8 PointsJapan – 7 PointsTurkey – 6 PointsSpain – 3 pointsBurundi – 2 PointsSouth Africa – 2 PointsPeru – 1 Point     Medal Table:Kenya – 10 Total (3 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze)Ethiopia – 8 Total (4 Gold, 4 Silver, 0 Bronze)Uganda – 3 Total (1 Gold, 2 Bronze)Bahrain – 1 Total (1 Bronze)Eritrea – 1 Total (1 Bronze)Turkey – 1 Total (1 Bronze)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Life Uses Quantum Mechanics

first_img(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Long before man discovered quantum mechanics, birds and other living creatures were using it to good advantage.Quantum mechanical effects typically work at atomic scales.  Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which distinct objects share the same existence, regardless of the distance between them.  There’s potential there for quantum computing if the states of the two objects can be manipulated.The ability to store and use quantum information is a challenge to modern engineers, reported Technology Review from MIT, but birds fly by it.  “Now Vladko Vedral at the University of Oxford and a few pals have calculated just how good nature could be at this game. The answer is very good: it looks as if nature has worked out how to preserve entanglement at body temperature over time scales that physicists can only dream about.”How does a bird navigate with quantum computing?  In the back of a bird’s eye, molecular sensors can detect both photons and the earth’s magnetic field.    When a photon is absorbed, an entangled electron pair is formed, each electron briefly occupying different parts of the molecule.  The magnetic field flips the “spin” (a quantum property) of one of the electrons, so that when they recombine 100 microseconds later, that information can be sensed by the bird.  “The result is that the bird ‘sees’ the earth’s magnetic field as it flies,” the review said.Maintaining the entangled state for 100 microseconds is “an extraordinary figure,” the article states.  The best human engineers have achieved is 80 microseconds.  Furthermore, the bird does it at body temperature.The article referred to a previous Technology Review entry that explained how plants produce quantum entanglement in photosynthesis.  “Given that nature seems to have created the conditions in which entanglement thrives, the big question now is whether there are any natural systems that exploit it.”At the level of cellular molecules (10/27/2010), it’s been noted that molecular machines like ATP synthase (4/30/2005, 3/16/2011) and myosin (5/30/2007, 4/19/2010) can employ Brownian motion — the random thermal wiggle of molecules — to drive their moving parts in a preferred direction by a ratchet mechanism.How did life master quantum mechanics?  The first Technology Review article stated flatly, “while researchers have been puzzling over this problem for a few years now, nature has had 4.5 billion years to work on it using the tools of natural selection.”Don’t you just hate it when evolutionists ruin a good science story with regurgitated Darwin tricks?  Here we see the personification fallacy and the magic wand of time.  Nature is not a person.  A non-person cannot use tools.  Natural selection is not a tool, anyway.  And time is not a magic wand for working miracles of chance.Too bad the story was tainted with baloney.  Next time you watch a flock of pigeons, think about the quantum entanglement that allows them to use the earth’s compass to find home.  Who gave them that ability?  The birds didn’t think this up.  Creatures have been endowed with abilities that are the marvel of our best engineers.  Endowment implies an Endower.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s latest photo on social media goes viral. Have you seen it yet?

first_imgVirat Kohli is going through one of his worst seasons in the Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost 7 out of their 8 matches in the 2019 IPL and are languishing at the bottom of points table.Virat Kohli, who scored 973 runs and hit 4 hundreds in 2016, has managed only 278 runs so far this year. Yet. Kohli is far from dejected and continues to believe his team can bounce back and have a say in the 2019 IPL.Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost matches against Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians (twice), Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals. Their solitary win has come against Kings XI Punjab who are currently No.4 in the points table.On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates. A day later, Virat Kohli posted a photo and it went viral within minutes. On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates. (Image: Instagram/devpadikkal19) On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates.(Image: Instagram/yuzi_chahal23) On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates.(Image: Instagram/himmatsingh89)Sat Shri Akal saarreyaan nu! pic.twitter.com/KWMACuCzuQVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 17, 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore are now in Kolkata where they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on April 19 before heading home to face table-toppers Chennai Super Kings on April 21.Virat Kohli will need to lead from the front against two of the most well-balanced teams in the IPL with help from the dangerous AB de Villiers.advertisementOn Monday (April 15), Virat Kohli met the national selectors to pick India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In England, Kohli will be under pressure as captain and batsman as India look to win their 3rd World Cup.Also Read | Virat Kohli has been scoring runs, will be a threat in World Cup: Lockie FergusonAlso Read | IPL 2019: Anushka Sharma keeps me positive, says Virat Kohli after RCB’s 1st winlast_img read more

ESPN Mistakes Devin Booker For Arrested Notre Dame DB Devin Butler

first_imgESPN accidentally uses Devin Booker photo on Notre Dame report.ESPN.ESPN’s SportsCenter made quite an error in their broadcast of Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler’s arrest last night.First, Butler was arrested yesterday on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting arrest. Then, when reporting the arrest on Saturday night’s SportsCenter, ESPN managed to confuse Butler with Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker. They very clearly selected the wrong photo for the broadcast.The hiccup definitely didn’t go unnoticed by viewers. Social media lit up, calling out the station for the [email protected] whoops. @DevinBook pic.twitter.com/sHKYdf1ybT— JTrain (@purplePHXorange) August 21, 2016When they realized the mistake, SportsCenter issued an apology. Anchor Zuban Memento read the statement after the commercial break.You can watch it below:@DevinBook @espn @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/uAJAgVOWF4— JTrain (@purplePHXorange) August 21, 2016The transcription of his apology is below:“We are back on SportsCenter, and an apology we’d like to make. When reporting on a story earlier this hour on Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler, we accidentally used a photo of the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker. We all here at SportsCenter do sincerely apologize for that mistake.”Butler has since been indefinitely suspended by Notre Dame’s football program.last_img read more

Trudeau visits peacekeepers in Mali defends decision not to extend mission

first_imgGAO, Mali — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is returning from Mali this evening after paying a surprise visit to Canadian peacekeepers at their hot and dusty UN base there only days before Christmas.The trip was Trudeau’s first — and likely only — visit to the West African nation, where about 250 Canadian peacekeepers have been providing lifesaving medical evacuations and transporting equipment and personnel.After watching a mock evacuation and serving the peacekeepers a pre-Christmas dinner, Trudeau told the troops they were continuing the Canadian military’s long tradition of helping around the world.Yet even as he emphasized the importance of bringing peace to Mali, the prime minister defended his government’s refusal to extend Canada’s mission by several months next summer.Romanian peacekeepers will take over in Mali next year, but they aren’t expected to arrive until several months after the Canadians have stopped operations.Sources say the United Nations wants Canada to extend its mission to prevent a gap.Trudeau, whose government also has yet to deploy a promised transport aircraft to Uganda and a 200-strong rapid reaction force for the UN, played down the effects of a gap and said Canada and the UN are working to ensure a smooth transition.The Canadian Presslast_img read more