Williams keeps sprint options open

first_imgAfter a season where injuries forced his hand, Jamaica-trained British sprinter, Delano Williams, is keeping his options open.The former Munro College champion sprinter set a personal best over 400 metres in 2015 and was consistently fast for Great Britain’s 4×400 metre team. He hasn’t, however, turned his back on the event in which he was World Junior champion, the 200 metres.The Turks and Caicos native set a new 400m lifetime best of 45.42 seconds in the B race at the Jamaica Invitational and clicked off relay legs timed in 44.3 and 44.5 for Great Britain. However, his efforts at 200 metres were hampered by niggling hamstring trouble. It caused him to stop while running for the University of the West Indies at the Jamaica Inter-collegiate Championships in March. Quizzed on his event choices in 2015 and in the future, he said, “It shows where my strengths are, I guess, and when my quarters are fast, my 200m are fast.”With regard to the niggles that kept him from racing at the British World Championships trials at 200 metres, he explained: “This year was kind of up and down for me but, nevertheless, the 400 metres was the right way to go for this year.”Though his portfolio includes 100/200 sprint doubles for Munro at ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, Williams has always been a whiz in the 4x400m. He was a key man in victories by Munro at Champs and the Penn Relays until his sojourn there ended in 2013.Looking forwardReunited with his former Munro coach Neil Harrison for the 2015 campaign, Williams is optimistic about the upcoming Olympic year.”Every year when I train with coach Harrison, I PB”, he said using track lingo to denote the establishment of a new personal best, “and I know next season will be better.”His confidence is boosted by help he has received from UK Athletics, the British track and field federation, with his troublesome hamstring.He was especially pleased to win a bronze in the World Championship 4x400m relay.”We have a great squad”, he said, “when we put the right four guys we’ll get a medal.”He extends that thought to the 4x100m. In a reference to his World Championship room-mate, 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes, and European 200 champion Adam Gemili, he postulated, “You have Adam Gemili, me, him …, you put us on a 4x100m one day and you never know what can happen.”As far as individual events are concerned, he is keeping his options open. Asked about his dream for the 2016 season, he said, “Rio 200m final, I’d love to make that.” Then he added, “If not, the 400m final. Who knows?”last_img read more

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Done deal: Why Liverpool fans should be excited by this signing

first_img Alberto Moreno (left) playing for Spain U21s 1 Alberto Moreno is the newest recruit at Liverpool as the club continue to flash the cash.The left-back joined for £12m and has already revealed he is ‘super-motivated’ to begin his new life on Merseyside. Here, talkSPORT’s Expert Eye found out what those who watch Moreno on a regular basis think about him…Moreno had an irregular season. But you should know how hard Unai tried to keep him. Work in progress but can be a more solid LF than Alba– Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague on Twitter @GuillemBalagueHe is a really good attacking left-back, he’s very like Jordi Alba– Terry Gibson, talkSPORT’s La Liga correspondentAlberto Moreno is a dynamic player, can perform various different functions and has played some great games recently– Spain manager Vicente Del BosqueThe fact he has played left-back and left midfield, he is very progressive. He is a really inventive player, really mobile, intelligent– Andy Brassell, talkSPORT’s European football correspondentHe’s the prototype of the modern full-back. He has great technique, is direct, quick, and overloads the flanks– Sevilla sporting director Monchilast_img read more

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YouTube getting brainy with UC lectures

first_img“It’s not meant as a substitute for going to class. You can’t interact; you can’t be part of that dialogue,” said Ben Hubbard, co-manager of webcast.berkeley, a local site delivering course and event content as podcasts and streaming video. But Muller gets e-mail from all over the world – “Even Timbuktu!” – and Hubbard said course videos previously distributed online through Google scored more than a million hits and about 700,000 downloads. UC Berkeley launched an audio podcast program with more than 25 courses in 2006. In 2007, the campus is to deliver audio or video for 86 full courses and more than 100 other events – 3,500 hours of content. More than 300 hours of videotaped courses and events already are available at http://www.youtube.com/ucberkeley. Berkeley’s offerings join an eclectic mix of content on YouTube, including the breakout rant from the young man known as “Leave Britney Alone Guy” for his tearful defense of singer Britney Spears’s performance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Muller, known for presenting physics with innovation and relative simplicity, has found his audience is as diverse as it is far-flung. “I get e-mails from high school students, I get e-mail from college students, people who graduated and never learned this stuff. People listen to this because they enjoy learning,” said Muller, who is at work on a book under the same title as his course that he plans to have ready before Election Day.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – Move over “Leave Britney Alone Guy.” And all those cute kitten videos, too. The University of California at Berkeley, is posting course lectures and other campus happenings on YouTube. “To a teacher who has a passion for teaching, this is enormously exciting,” said physics professor Richard A. Muller, whose “Physics for Future Presidents,” is among courses available online. “My students are everywhere and I don’t have to give them exams.” Berkeley and other universities have been broadcasting a variety of courses on the Web for some time, including an arrangement Berkeley started in 2006 with YouTube’s parent company Google Inc. The agreement with YouTube was formally announced Wednesday. Watching the videos is free and for the joy of information only. You won’t get course credit. last_img read more

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