Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix breaks world record held by Usain Bolt 10 months after giving birth

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEddie Perlas / ESPN Images(DOHA, Qatar) — Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix has smashed a world record held by a man, gold medal-winning track star Usain Bolt, and she did it just 10 months after giving birth.Felix, 33, was part of Team USA’s mixed-gender 4x400m relay team that won the gold at the World Championships Sunday.The win gave Felix her 12th gold medal at the world championships, pushing her past Bolt’s record for the most gold medals of any athlete at the track and field World Championships.Felix’s daughter, Camryn, was born last November via emergency C-section at 32 weeks.The track star had to undergo a C-section “because of severe pre-eclampsia that threatened the lives of me and my baby,” she wrote in the New York Times.Felix returned to competitive racing in July, eight months after giving birth, and has fought ever since to help pave the road for other professional athletes and moms.She was part of a group of female track stars who alleged they were penalized by Nike for being pregnant. After the women spoke out, the company said it would do more to protect female athletes’ pay during and after pregnancy.“I think everything I went through this year … it just brings it all back that it’s so much bigger than myself,” Felix, who went on to become the first sponsored athlete for Athleta, told ESPN at the world championships in Doha, Qatar.Felix was not the only mom to win at the world championships.Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrated her win in the 100-meter race with her 2-year-old son and called it a “victory for motherhood,” according to ESPN.Fraser-Pryce told ESPN she sat on her bed and cried when she found out she was pregnant, but said of her decision to keep competing, “I knew how I felt and I knew I wasn’t ready to go. I had something left to do, and I stayed focused on the goal.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by October 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix breaks world record held by Usain Bolt 10 months after giving birthcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

USA: Kearsarge ARG Deploys

first_img View post tag: Kearsarge View post tag: Navy View post tag: ARG More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) departed from Norfolk and Little Creek, Va., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 11.The deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces to support maritime security operations, provide crisis response capability, and increase theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.The KSGARG is commanded by Capt. John B. Skillman, commodore, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4, and is comprised of multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17), both homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, and amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) homeported at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va.“The ARG/MEU team has gone through extensive training that allows us to work seamlessly with each other,” said Skillman. “I’m confident that our partnership will allow us to successfully complete any mission we’re assigned.”The 26th MEU is commanded by Col. Matthew G. St. Clair and is comprised of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which includes a Ground Combat Element, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266; Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 26; and its command element.The KSGARG/26 MEU team will provide combatant commanders a versatile sea-based force that can be tailored to a variety of missions, including quick reaction crisis response options in maritime, littoral and inland environments in support of the nation;s maritime strategy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 12, 2013; Image: US Navy March 12, 2013 View post tag: Deploys Training & Education View post tag: Defencecenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval USA: Kearsarge ARG Deploys Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Kearsarge ARG Deploys Share this articlelast_img read more

Baby bloomer

first_imgPlanglow has launched an Ecoco bloomer pack, which it said offers a modern and stylish packaging alternative to a sandwich wedge.The pack is laminated throughout with a plant-based laminate, meaning it is fully compostable. The board comes from paper mills that fully manage sustainable and renewable plantations, meaning no old growth forests are used. It features a large viewing window, and three lock-in tabs to ensure the pack is securely shut.The bloomer pack is suitable for 24-hour usage, and easy to stack on shelf, according to Planglow. It is available in boxes of 500.last_img

Uncooperative Bacolod PUMs face charges

first_imgHe gave an ultimatum to the PUMs to coordinate with the CHOor the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team or they would be publicly named. Some could be held liable for “multiple violations” such asnon-cooperation under the law on mandatory reporting of notifiable diseases andthe quarantine law, and resistance and disobedience to a person in authority,according to CLO head Joselito Bayatan. “Not follow the national policy in the time of COVID-19crisis is already a violation” Bayatan pointed out. As of April 6’s record of the CHO, Bacolod City had 2,355PUMs; of these, 1,974  already completedthe mandatory 14-day home quarantine./PN BACOLOD City – Persons under monitoring (PUMs) who defy quarantine rules for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be file with appropriate charges, the City Legal Office (CLO) here warned.  Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran announced that most of the PUMsearlier tagged “nowhere to be found” were now coordinating with his office andthe City Health Office (CHO). Familiaran said he was subsequently flooded with textmessages from PUMs, including those who were not yet issued clearances by theCHO after completing their 14-day home quarantine.last_img read more

Robert & Sons Aluminum awards go to Deery Series champion, rookie of the year

first_imgNEWNAN, Ga. – Both the champion and rookie of the year in the Deery Brothers Summer Series receive product awards again this season courtesy of Robert & Sons Aluminum.The top driver in overall point standings and the top finishing first-year competitor in the 31st annual tour for IMCA Late Models each get 10 sheets of aluminum from the Newnan, Ga., company.In its third year as an IMCA sponsor, Robert and Sons also distributes aluminum for commercial uses that range from trailers to signage and storefronts throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. More information is available by calling 800 206-8836, on Facebook and at the www.rsaluminum.com website.Champion of the 2016 Deery Series was Tyler Bruening. Rookie of the year was Cayden Carter.“We want to congratulate Tyler and Cayden on their accomplishments last season. We are happy to be a part of the IMCA team and are excited to help support the upcoming season with these same awards for 2017,” said Robert & Sons Vice President Steve Hinely. “Our goal has been to offer superior quality and customer service and also to provide new colors and finishes that have not been available in the past to help give the drivers the best looking car on the race track.”“This year we have added to our metallic finish line three more colors for a total of eight different colors. We now are stocking, white, black, red, chevron blue, yellow, charcoal, champagne and silver metallic and combined with our other stock colors, we offer more colors and finishes than any other supplier,” he continued. “To see our product be successful in its end use serves as our motivation to continue to provide and create new colors which is offered through a nationwide dealer network.”Roberts and Sons product certificates will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet in November.“We’ve had different champions and rookies of the year in each season Robert & Sons has been a part of the IMCA program and with the beginning of the 2017 Deery Brothers Summer Series on the horizon, we are anxious to see if that trend continues,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Thanks to Robert & Sons Aluminum for their commitment to IMCA Late Model racing.”Opening night for the upcoming Deery Series is April 1 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.last_img read more