Russell impresses in season opener

first_imgCalabar’s De’Jour Russell had a successful opening to his 2017 athletics campaign at yesterday’s Youngster Goldsmith Classic inside the National Stadium. Competing for the first time in the Class One 110m hurdles, Russell destroyed his opponents to win the event in a fast 13.45 seconds, getting the better of his teammate, Orlando Bernard, who was second in 14.00, with Kingston College ‘s Phillip Beckford taking third in 14.2. Russell, a fourth-place finisher in the event at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Poland last year, was happy with his winning time. “I am very pleased with my win and I am not surprised that I won so easily, as despite this being my first race this season, I have been training very hard,” said Russell. There were also some impressive times among the female hurdlers as well. Vere Technical’s Britany Anderson, despite this being her first year in Class Two, ran a blinder in winning the girls’ 100m hurdles in an astonishing 13.18 seconds – the fastest time ever by a Class Two athlete in the event. Donna Ray Lee of Hydel was second in 13.51 seconds, with third going to St Jago’s Rosalee Cooper in 13.74 seconds. There was a close finish in the girls’ Class One equivalent between Edwin Allen’s Gabrielle McDonald and Vere Technical’s Amoi Brown, who were inseparable after both touching the line together in 13.55 seconds. Hydel’s Trishana Hemmings got third in 13.86 seconds. Edwin Allen also took home the Class Three 80m hurdles, as Lisandra Brown won in 11.27 seconds, ahead of Gabrielle Matthew of Hydel second in 11.37 seconds, with Excelsior’s Ackera Nugent finishing third in 11.40 seconds. St Jago’s Danae Nembhard was best in the Class Four 70m hurdles, winning the event in 10.76 seconds, as Chantel Williams of Alpha took second in 10.80 seconds, with third going to Samoya Pottinger of Hydel on 10.92 seconds. GIRLS High Jump Class Three 1. Shantae Foreman (XLCR) 1.65m 2. Daniel Hinds (XLCR) 1.60m 3. Ania Robinson (Rusea’s) 1.60m 400M Class Two 1. Cherokee Young (Hydel) 56.84 2. Nickeisha Pryce (Vere) 56.90 3. Jeneille Jones (St Andrew) 57.38 Boys Class Two 110 Hurdles 1. Wayne Pinnock (KC) 13.71 2. Jeremy Farr (Wolmer’s) 14.04 3. Bruton Senior (Rusea’s) 14.27 Class Three 100 Hurdles 1. Jarel Granville (St Jago) 13.41 2. Tahje Francis (KC) 13.73 3. Jerome Campbell (Calabar) 13.80 Long Jump Class One 1. Carey McLeod (KC) 7.50m 2. Shakwon Coke (KC) 7.05m 3. Sadike McFarlane 7.03m Long Jump Class Three 1. Nicholloyd Brown (Calabar) 6.22M 2. Scott McLeod (KC) 5.84M 3. Jordan Turner (Calabar) 5.81M CLOSE FINISH SELECTED RESULTSlast_img read more

Porsche Insider Says Automakers Future Is Purely Electric Except 911

21 photos Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Source: Electric Vehicle News Porsche Drops Diesel, Focuses On Electrification Porsche Taycan Platform To Underpin Audi e-tron GT It’s not as if Porsche ever made its own diesel engines (and it’s hard to say whether or not the automaker even wanted to truly pursue or continue pursuing them), but as part of Volkswagen Group, it “is what it is,” which we can now safely say it “was what it was.” Blume explained:Nevertheless, Porsche’s image has suffered and the diesel crisis has caused us a lot of trouble.Moving forward, however, manager magazin divulged that Porsche will only keep an ICE engine in the 911. From 2022 to 2025, the automaker will provide electric variants of the Boxster, Cayenne, Macan, and Panamera. By 2027, if not sooner, all other Porsche vehicles will be electrified. And by this, it seems to imply electric, not hybrid.In working toward this goal, manager magazin reports that Porsche plans to have 75 percent of its sales be that of purely electric vehicles by 2025. Aside from promoting future technology and competing with Tesla and other automakers that are coming to the table with EVs, why else is Porsche reportedly taking this direction?A Porsche spokesperson admitted that diesel sales are on the downturn. Only 12 percent of the automaker’s 2017 global sales were diesels. As of February 2017, Porsche has not offered a new diesel vehicle. The brand says:Due to these changed general conditions, we have decided not to offer diesel engines in the future.What “changed general conditions” is Porsche referring to?German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German government involved is set to announce a new course of action related to diesel vehicles. She mentioned meeting with executives from top German automakers regarding the issue, which we should have more details about soon.In the end, a Porsche spokesperson told manager magazin that it is working to make hybrid and electrified technology paramount by way of a six billion euro investment.Source: manager magazin, 2 (paywall)PORSCHE MISSION E Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 24, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Porsche Details Its Plans For Non-Discriminatory Ultra-Fast Charging More Porsche Electric News: Porsche not only leaves the diesel behind, but will go just about all electric across its lineup.We already told you that Porsche is the first German automaker to officially announce that diesel-powered vehicles are history. CEO Oliver Blume said on the record:From Porsche, there will be no more diesel in the future. These are emotional, powerful petrol engines, hybrids and from 2019 they will be pure electric vehicles. 12 photos read more