Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 10:00 IST Peters Wins Javelin For 2nd-ever World Gold For Grenada Anderson Peters, of Grenada reacts on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Rahul Ramakrishnan LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 7th October, 2019 10:00 IST DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground.He had the best arm of all his friends. He showed it off on an even bigger stage.Peters won the javelin throw Sunday night for his country’s second-ever gold medal at the world championships. He joins the ranks of sprinter Kirani James, the sprinter who captured the 400-meter title in 2011. Peters remembers being glued to his television that day — and being inspired.“That was an unbelievable moment for our whole country,” Peters said. “If he can do it, it’s possible for everybody to have a chance to become a world champion.”A junior at Mississippi State, Peters’ winning throw was 86.89 meters as he added another title to the NCAA championships crown he won in June and Pan-Am Games win in August. Magnus Kirt of Estonia was second (86.21) and Johannes Vetter of Germany was third (85.37).“There are no words to explain being a world champion,” Peters said. “I’m grateful for the chance.”Growing up, he had two ambitions — be a famous cricket player or the next Usain Bolt.But the javelin became his calling when on his first try at an event in primary school he broke the school record. All those days of throwing rocks and sticks at fruit in the trees in Grenada keeps paying off.“We used to have races and say, ‘Let’s see who could pick the most,’” Peters said. “I was pretty good.”Peters has to hurry back to school — he has two big tests this week.Any chance his gold medal might help him buy some extra time with his professors?“That’s not going to help,” Peters said, laughing. “As a kid, I was thinking about becoming a world champion and an Olympic champion and having the titles at the same time.”One down, one to go next summer at the Tokyo Games.EUGENE ON DECKOregon Gov. Kate Brown was in the stadium to present the men’s 4×100 relay medals.In two years, the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon , will be the site of worlds. It marks the first time the championships are heading to the U.S.“We’re absolutely honored,” Brown said. “It’s amazing it’s going to be in the heart of track and field territory — Eugene, Oregon. We’re excited to see everyone there.”EMPTY STEPThree steps on the podium, but only two teams. A chaotic changeover in the women’s 4×400 relay led to more than an hour of uncertainty.Jamaica finished third, then was disqualified, then reinstated. After all that, the Jamaican squad didn’t turn up for its medal ceremony, leaving the gold medalists from the U.S. and second-placed Poland to take a lopsided podium photo.At issue was whether Jamaica had gained an advantage by not lining up correctly for a changeover. Fourth-placed Britain argued the Jamaicans had benefited, but that was later overturned on an appeal by Jamaica.CENTROWITZ & SALAZARAmerican distance runner Matthew Centrowitz said leaving Alberto Salazar’s training group last season had nothing to do with an investigation and more to do with needing a change.Salazar was kicked out of the world championships last week after being handed a four-year ban in a case long pursued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Salazar leads the Nike Oregon Project, which Centrowitz joined after the 2012 London Games“Alberto never once offered me anything that I was uncomfortable taking or made any those decisions you may be reading about,” said Centrowitz, who finished eighth in the 1,500 meters and more than 3 seconds behind winner Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya. “I had no idea that any of this was going on when I was with the group.“That had nothing to do with my decision. … I felt like I needed some change, something fresh, something new.”The 2016 Olympic gold medalist is now running for the Bowerman Track Club.THE COUNCILThe IAAF elected six new members to its athletes’ commission: French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams, U.S. distance runner Bernard Lagat, Belgian 400-meter runner Kevin Borlee, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, and Jamaican middle-distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer.Hall of Famer Carl Lewis said on his Twitter account that he applied to be a member of the IAAF athletes’ commission.“Let’s see if they want someone speaking to power about the issues that really affects athletes, gets in,” Lewis wrote. “Stay tuned.”
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The rival superstars patrolled the batter’s box in opposite manners while achieving the same awe-inspiring results.Sammy Sosa was the lean, springy outfielder with an iconic sideways hop unleashed each time he sent a pitch over the outfield fence. Mark McGwire was the hulking first baseman who lumbered around the basepaths after swatting a ball 450 feet. In 1998, Sosa and McGwire put on one of the best shows of hitting baseball fans had ever seen, going neck-to-neck for the all-time single-season home run record throughout the summer. McGwire reached 70 for the Cardinals, while Sosa got to 66 for the Cubs.The ESPN documentary “Long Gone Summer” — part of the “30 for 30” film collection — looked back on the memorable season in its Sunday night premiere. It is now available for streaming on ESPN+.MORE: Louisville Slugger comes under fire for giving police nightsticksHere’s how to watch “Long Gone Summer” and additional context regarding the film:Sammy Sosa-Mark McGwire ’30 for 30′ documentary air dateDate: Sunday, June 14Time: 9 p.m. ETThe documentary about Sosa and McGwire is titled “Long Gone Summer.” It ran for two hours on ESPN beginning at 9 p.m. ET.Before airing the “30 for 30” MLB premiere, ESPN ran a Home Run Derby marathon throughout the day.How to stream ‘Long Gone Summer’ after TV airingIf you’re a subscriber to ESPN+, it is immediately available on that platform. It will also likely be on ESPN again in the coming weeks. Netflix usually gets “30 for 30″ episodes eventually as well.ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ schedule”Long Gone Summer” is the final installment of more than a month filled by ESPN documentary releases each Sunday night, a run that also included “The Last Dance,” “LANCE” and “Be Water.”Future “30 for 30” episodes dates have not yet been announced.What does the ‘Long Gone Summer’ documentary cover?The “30 for 30” film special is a heavy dose of baseball nostalgia based on the 1998 single-season home run chase between Sammy Sosa of the Cubs and Mark McGwire of the Cardinals. ESPN gets both Sosa and McGwire on camera for the piece and filters between highlights and news clippings from the campaign and current day retrospection.It’s a look at two of the most captivating figures of an era that will never be replicated in its dirty absurdity. In a 2020 summer without baseball, it was an entertaining piece, even if it may have dragged on a tad and did not delve into steroid accusations as much as it probably should have.When was the steroid era in baseball?The steroid era began as a whisper in the late 1980s during the rise of Jose Canseco in Oakland and escalated through the 90s and into the 2000s, when it became a full-blown scandal for the game that prompted congressional testimony from players.By 1995, baseball executives were openly commenting on the prevalence of PEDs. In 1998, Mark McGwire was discovered to be using androstenedione, a drug purported to help increase testosterone levels.Around this time, home run totals were exploding around MLB. From 1998-2001, players hit at least 50 home runs in a season on 11 occasions. Since 2001, the feat has happened just 12 times total. Among the best players of the juicing era who tested positive for or admitted using steroids are Canseco, McGwire, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Rafael Palmeiro, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield. Others, such as Sosa and Roger Clemens, have been implicated.PED use is an ongoing problem for baseball — active players busted for cheating include Starling Marte, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz. It’s no longer a primary story for the game, however, with a lower percentage of top sluggers suspected of using banned substances to their advantage compared to the late-90s and early-2000s.How many home runs did Mark McGwire hit?McGwire set what at the time was the MLB record for single-season home runs with 70 in 1998. He hit at least 30 home runs in a season in three different decades and finished with 583 career long balls.How many home runs did Sammy Sosa hit?Sosa hit a career-high 66 home runs in 1998, one of three times in his career he eclipsed the 60-home run milestone. He finished his career with 609 long balls, ranking ninth on MLB’s all-time leaderboard. Most of those HRs came with the Cubs, though he surpassed 600 while a member of the Rangers.MLB home run record (single season)The current record for most home runs in a season is 73. Barry Bonds achieved that mark in 2001 in perhaps the greatest individual season in baseball history.MLB home run leaders all timeThe home run mantle has passed between Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds over the past century, with Bonds taking sole possession of first place on the leaderboard in 2007.PlayerCareer Home RunsBarry Bonds762Hank Aaron755Babe Ruth714Alex Rodriguez696Willie Mays660Albert Pujols656Ken Griffey Jr.630Jim Thome612Sammy Sosa609Frank Robinson586
LONG BRANCH – Results from the most recent census shows more than 12 million Americans are between the ages of 75 and 94. With an estimated 77 million baby boomers in the midst of turning 65, and fully reaching that age by 2030, the need for geriatric care continues to grow.Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health Facility, recently held a geriatric continuing education program for medical professionals on meeting the complex challenges of caring for the elderly. Topics covered during the program included: transitions in care for the frail elderly; the three most prevalent diagnoses in the elderly – delirium, dementia and depression; the geriatric patient assessment; differences in geriatrics from a pharmacology standpoint; and palliative care in the frail and elderly.Attendees of the workshop heard from a panel of experts, including Joan Wills, R.N., M.P.A, transitions in care coordinator; Dr. Priya Angi, a geriatrician; Angela Soldivieri, a nurse practitioner in geriatrics; Michelle Schork, Pharm.D., geriatrics; and Dr. Jessica Israel, section chief geriatrics, pain and palliative care.(left to right): Michelle Schork, Pharm.D., geriatrics; Priya Angi, M.D, geriatrician; Jessica Israel, M.D., section chief, Pain and Palliative Care; Angela Soldivieri, A.P.N., nurse practitioner, geriatrics and Joan Wills, R.N., M.P.A, transitions in care coordinator.Monmouth Medical Center recently introduced a dedicated geriatric emergency medicine (GEM) unit to better meet the complex needs of these patients. Older patients typically have more complex medical conditions, stay longer in emergency departments for more extensive testing and treatment regimens and are more likely to be admitted and to require critical care.Vulnerable patients, age 65 years and older, with dementia and other chronic conditions can benefit from a new and innovative Transitions Program at Monmouth Medical Center. Funded through a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, the Barnabas Health Transitions Program for the Comprehensive Care of the Frail Elderly with Dementia screens eligible patients to implement the core components of the program, which include patient and caregiver education, prescription reconciliation and education, development of a detailed, patient-specific My Care Plan, and follow-up care and home visits.Additional information on the GEM Unit, Transitions Program and other geriatric services are available by visiting the Monmouth Medical Center website at www.barnabashealth.org/hospitals/monmouth_medical/services/geriatric_emergency_specialneeds.html.
By Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – The number of residents-only downtown parking spaces will be expanded under legislation introduced by unanimous vote by the Borough Council at a special meeting Monday night.A public hearing on the ordinance will be held at the council’s June 16 workshop meeting.The designated streets – Beach Street, Center Street, Church Street, East Church Street, East New Street, New Street, Peninsula Avenue and River Street – previously had parking for residents only on one side of the street; now the restriction will be on both sides.Police Chief John Sorrentino said Tuesday that there was a need for more parking spaces for residents because of the new paid metered parking system the borough established in its parking lots, where some residents used to park. There are around 600 parking spaces in the metered lots, which cost $1 an hour to park from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day.Parking passes must be obtained from the police department for resident parking, Sorrentino said.He said two passes are available for each household, except for residents who live on Ocean Avenue, who can get a pass for the metered lots for one person per household.Before the meeting, Chris Wood, owner of Woody’s restaurant on Ocean Avenue and Church Street, complained to the council members about the paid parking being extended to 9 p.m.He said the late hours of paid parking was going “to drive people out of town” and affect the businesses. “It’s driving business away already,” Wood said.He said he saw a car with several people in it pull up to the parking spaces in front of his restaurant and then pull out when the occupants saw the numbers on the spaces, indicating it was a metered space.“The three summer months are basically our Black Friday,” Wood said, and the late hours for the metered parking were cutting that business down.Wood said the paid parking was supposed to end at 6 p.m. “It’s got to go back to 6,” he said.After the town’s business association dropped plans to file a lawsuit to block the metered parking system, the time went from 6 to 9 p.m., Wood said.According to Wood, a meeting was held last month concerning the metered parking regulations and he was not informed about it.Wood said that several other restaurants in the town had their own parking lots so were not concerned about the late parking charges.
TINTON FALLS – A new generation of civic-minded young women got to spend a day last week with political veterans who want to show them how to start making an impact in the world.The event at Monmouth Regional High School was sponsored by the 12th annual Running and Winning conference sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Northern Monmouth County, the Junior League of Monmouth County, the Greater Red Bank League of Women Voters of New Jersey and the Red Bank Chapter of Hadassah.“Women are 51 percent of the population and their voices should be heard where decisions are made,” said Marian Wattenbarger of the AAUW, at the day-long, nonpartisan event that brought together about 60 female students from nine area high schools and female legislators and policy makers from the Two River area. “And I would say the events in the last few years have clearly raised interest.” By Jay Cook | The conference zeroed in on educating young women about their meaningful voices and how they can make differences in their communities, said Linda Bricker, a member of the Junior League of Monmouth County.“To really affect change, sometimes you need to reach a point of becoming elected to a position to change laws,” she said. The best way to educate the younger generation, Wattenbarger found, has been to create a pipeline with current legislators, showcasing how women can be successful in politics.About 15 different female elected and appointed officials took turns meeting with the small groups of students during the morning session. The conversations ranged from issues in their towns or districts to their specific roads to elected office.Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) took one of those unique paths. After moving to Holmdel in the early 1990s, she joined her local parent-teacher association and volunteered to be what she called “the cupcake lady.” She eventually worked her way up to the Holmdel Township Committee, then the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and most recently, the State Assembly. Wattenbarger and other members from the Running and Winning steering committee admitted they were expecting a trend, especially considering the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. 14 and the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School Shooting the day after the conference on April 20.“This is a time in which there is clearly polarization in the country,” said Wattenbarger, “but we come together and are all committed to helping women find their voices.”Women legislators from the Two River area spoke with high school students about their paths to elected office. Some of the officials who attended were, from left to right, Fair Haven Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Atlantic Highlands Mayor Rhonda Le Grice. Photo by Jay CookNEW JERSEY AND WOMEN LEGISLATORSNew Jersey has been one of the more progressive states for women involvement in politics over the last decade. Data from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University indicates the Garden State ranked 16th for the most female legislators at the state level: 29.2 percent of the state Legislature and Assembly is female.Both of New Jersey’s first two lieutenant governors are women – Kim Guadagno and Sheila Oliver – and female officials comprise a third of Gov. Phil Murphy’s 24-member cabinet. Additionally, 82 of the 566 municipalities in New Jersey, or 14.5 percent, are led by female mayors.While figures may be increasing compared to years past, many involved in the Running and Winning steering committee hope more women in Monmouth County step up.“We are intelligent, compassionate, organized and innovative,” said Sue Flynn, also of the Junior League of Monmouth County. “Having more women in leadership positions can only make our country and the world a better place.” “They need to have a role model, somebody that has been there, done that, and is honest with them,” DiMaso said of her message to the young girls. “It’s not always easy. There are days the laundry doesn’t always get done or your dinner’s later than it should be and it’s OK. You’ll come out on the other end.”Involvement in the community is key, stressed Red Bank Borough Councilwoman Kathy Horgan. The longtime Democrat jumped right into volunteer work after moving there in 1999 and has not looked back.Horgan, the only female on Red Bank’s governing body, believes more women should take a chance and get involved in public policy.“What I want women to know is that they can make a difference,” said Horgan. “I know, that sounds trite, but it’s true. Women are nurturing, more willing to compromise and listen.”This article was first published in the April 26 – May 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. High School Girls Encouraged To Consider Politics | And those young women got a taste of the action. After meeting female councilmembers, mayors and state assemblywomen, the girls broke off into 14 smaller groups to discuss changing specific policy important to them.They were tasked with petitioning a mock school board about an ongoing, concerning issue. The possible choices were about mental health issues in school, school safety, environmental issues and increasing inclusivity.The one topic that garnered the most attention – considering current national events – was mental health awareness in students. Eight groups focused on that issue.