More staff artificial flooding among plans to save Wood Buffalo National Park

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government intends to save the international heritage status of Canada’s largest national park by increasing staffing, better monitoring the tailings from the oil sands, and artificially recreating spring flooding to rejuvenate the park’s waterways.Today’s plan comes nearly two years after the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization warned Wood Buffalo National Park was at risk of being declared in danger as a world-heritage site because it wasn’t being properly managed.That warning was the result of complaints made to the United Nations by the Mikisew Cree First Nation, which believes climate change, hydro dams and the oil sands are having catastrophic effects on the park’s ecosystem.Mikisew spokeswoman Melody Lepine says the biggest question mark over the park’s future is whether the government will put the resources in to save it.Last year’s federal budget included a $1.3-billion, five-year investment in national parks, and in July, $27.5 million of that was earmarked for Wood Buffalo.Wood Buffalo National Park covers 45,000 square kilometres of forests, wetlands and grasslands that straddles the border of Alberta and the Northwest Territories and is home to the largest free roaming wood-bison herd, the last breeding ground for whooping cranes and one of the largest inland river deltas in the world.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Imperial Oil CEO says proposed Syncrude partner deals must make sense for

first_imgCALGARY – Negotiations on commercial deals to improve reliability at the problem-plagued Syncrude oilsands mine and upgrader need to “make sense for all parties,” the CEO of its second-largest owner said on a conference call Friday.Rich Kruger of Imperial Oil Ltd., which owns 25 per cent of the four-decades-old project in northern Alberta, said his company is co-operating in discussions to find ways to improve Syncrude performance, especially after a power outage in June shut down the 350,000-barrel-per-day project.On Thursday, Steve Williams, CEO of majority owner Suncor Energy Inc., said other partners in Syncrude don’t have a “sense of urgency or support” to negotiate a commercial deal, noting there’s a proposal to build pipelines to connect Syncrude with the nearby Suncor Base Plant to allow greater integration of production operations.Imperial is “focused like a laser” on changes to the corporate structure at Syncrude to make it more efficient, Kruger said on the call to discuss second-quarter results, without referring specifically to Williams’ remarks.He said Imperial and its American parent company, ExxonMobil, have 120 people seconded to Syncrude under their management services contract and there is already co-operation with Suncor on regional logistics and warehousing.“Now we’re looking at … are there commercial arrangements that can be constructed that can help on both sides of the fence and I think, like all commercial arrangements, they need to make sense for all parties in the deal,” he said.“And we are working on a belief there are commercial enhancements that can be achieved here at Syncrude. If it can enhance value at Syncrude, we are 100 per cent behind it.”The Syncrude upgrader has been partially repaired since the June incident but isn’t expected to return to full operation until September.The Syncrude consortium also includes subsidiaries of Chinese companies Sinopec and CNOOC. Suncor’s share in Syncrude has grown from about 12 per cent to the current 58.74 per cent over the past three years through the purchase of Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. and minor stakes owned by Mitsubishi Corp. and Murphy Oil.Imperial reported a profit of $196 million or 24 cents per share in the three months ended June 30, beating the year-earlier loss of $77 million or nine cents, but falling short of analysts estimates of $495 million or 53 cents per share according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Total revenue was $9.5 billion, up about $2.5 billion from a year earlier, and ahead of estimates of $8.8 billion.The results were rated “negative” by analyst Nick Lupick of AltaCorp Capital due to a material miss on cash flow linked to the higher-than-expected impact of planned maintenance.Imperial is poised to improve its performance in the second half of the year after completing its major maintenance programs, notably at its Edmonton-area Strathcona Refinery, and the disappointing performance of Syncrude in the quarter, Kruger said.The Calgary-based company will update its plans for its proposed two-phase, 150,000-barrel-per-day Aspen project, which will use solvent and steam to produce bitumen from wells, at its investor day in October or November, Kruger said.He repeated criticism of the length of time it has taken the Alberta Energy Regulator to produce a decision for the $2.5-billion-per-phase project, noting an application was first submitted in 2013 and the regulator ruled its environmental impact assessment was complete in 2016.AER spokeswoman Cassie Naas said the review period was prolonged due to changes to the application and First Nation consultation adequacy requirements, adding a hearing is expected to be called by commissioners who are reviewing application materials and statements of concern.Several different applications have been submitted at different times since December 2013 with the most recent, for Public Lands Act approvals, submitted in May 2017, she said.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:IMO, TSX:SU)last_img read more

Community Christmas Light Tour – presented by Burger King and Moose FM

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Burger King, Energetic Services and Moose FM present a Community Christmas Light Tour December 17 and 18, 2018.Book your seating starting at 10 a.m. December 5 online at www.energetictickets.ca or in person at Systems Sound Source on 100 ST. The bus will tour around the community and look at all the decorated homes.The tour will leave at 7 p.m. each night from Burger King and the Gateway Plaza.  When you book your seat, the ticket includes dinner at Burger King.Use your ticket that will be emailed to you this week and redeem it for dinner.You’ll get to choose from the following options:A Whopper ComboOriginal Chicken ComboOr a Kids MealTickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (three to 12) and children under three are free, but must sit on a parents lap due to available space on the bus.  A family four-pack (two adult tickets and two youth tickets) of tickets will be available for only $45. Seating is limited to the first 50 people a night who book their tickets.last_img read more

Alberta premier fed up with federal government for inaction on oil and

first_imgThe current federal government has at least accomplished one thing, she said.“There was decades of factors that were at play which led to the instability that jeopardized that project. We did get the federal government to buy the pipeline. That’s not nothing. There is a vested interest they have now in getting this darn thing built.” “Albertans still need the federal government to step up and support the industry while we are trying to get through this ridiculousness of having not enough capacity to get our oil and gas to market,” Notley said.“We’ve talked about that. We’ve talked about rail. We’ve talked about other interim programs that could come into place, and we’re disappointed we’ve not heard anything from the federal government yet.”Notley announced late last year that her government will buy rail cars to transport an additional 120,000 barrels a day, which would increase the amount of oil being moved by rail in Canada by one- third.Discussions about a purchase agreement are ongoing, she said.She was asked whether the current Liberal government should receive another mandate from voters in a federal election expected later this year.“The facts of the matter is that the previous government, which happened to be from a different political party, also didn’t get it done,” she said. “Quite honestly, the considerations that have led to the ridiculousness that Albertans are so frustrated with right now … has been in the making for decades.”The federal government bought Trans Mountain and its expansion project for $4.5 billion last summer only to have the Federal Court of Appeal strike down the energy board’s approval. The court said there had been inadequate Indigenous consultation and failure to consider impacts on the marine environment.The board’s final report needs to be submitted to the federal cabinet by Feb. 22.Notley said partisanship should have nothing to do with support for the resource sector, which is an economic engine for the rest of Canada.center_img CALGARY, A.B. – Premier Rachel Notley expressed frustration again Monday about a lack of progress in completing the Trans Mountain pipeline.Notley’s comments came after a federal cabinet shuffle that left Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi in his portfolio.She said that’s probably a good thing as removing Sohi before the outcome of a court-ordered Indigenous consultation by the National Engery Board would be likely to cause even further delay.last_img read more

AAP struggles to find LS candidate for West Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP’s choice of the candidate for West Delhi is yet to surface as the resignation of Lok Sabha prabhari Rajpal Solanki made the situation tough for the party at the ground, party sources said. The sources also confirmed that this is the only constituency where the party has not started much work yet.Talking to the Millennium Post, AAP Delhi convenor Gopal Rai said, “We have started our work everywhere but as the selected LS prabhari from West could not finish his work for health reasons, so there is some little issue we are working on it.” He explained that the party has already shortlisted a number of names from the political field and also outside but the decision would be taken later. “We are the first party to announce the candidates in other seats whereas the BJP and Congress could not announce any. This shows how prepared we are,” said Gopal Rai. The party also maintained that none of the sitting MLAs or any minister will not get a ticket. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsEarlier, some parts of the constituency were included in Outer Delhi constituency and some parts were included in the erstwhile South Delhi constituency. Outer Delhi was string base of the Congress however the West Delhi witnessed one Congress MP and then a BJP MP from the constituency. The areas which come under this constituency are as follows Madipur, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Vikaspuri, Janakpuri, Uttam Nagar, Dwarka, Matiala, Najafgarh. Earlier, just after four days of the announcement of his name Solanki resigned citing health issues. Solanki was not a well-known name within the party and a few eyebrows had been raised when he was declared the prabhari for the seat. According to the party, Solanki was on the board of hospitals and schools in Dwarka.last_img read more

It’s bullock cart of BJP vs e-ricks of Trinamool

first_imgKolkata: Lok Sabha candidates in West Bengal’s Birbhum district are seeking to exploit all modes of transport to attract attention. While one candidate chose bullock cart, another decided to drive an e-rickshaw. Actor-turned-politician Satabdi Roy, seeking to retain the Birbhum Lok Sabha seat she had won for the Trinamool Congress in 2009 and 2014, was seen riding an e-rickshaw all by herself while campaigning in villages of the Rampurhaat locality. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Roy, clad in a pink saree and donning sunglasses, also participated in a tribal dance with the women folk of the locality. Not to be outdone, her Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rival Dudh Kumar Mondal rode a bullock cart to interact with the people of another Panchayat area. The Birbhum constituency will go to polls on April 29 in the fourth of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election in the state.last_img read more

Women thieves strike at SE Delhi banks, get captured on CCTV

first_imgNew Delhi: A group of 4 woman in their mid twenties are active in South East Delhi region which are striking at potential customers at various banks. They choose their target and slowly surround him pretending to be customers themselves.To avoid any suspicion they also carry a baby in their arms which distracts the attention of the target who has no idea that the other three are blocking the view of the others in the bank while one of them is slowly cutting the money bag with a sharp blade and stealing the money the target has brought to deposit in the bank. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe case came to light when Amin Akhter in his mid 60s went to Indian bank in Jamia to deposit 30 thousand rupees in cash in the afternoon. Within moments he was targeted by a group of 4 women in their mid 20s. “First two woman surrounded me followed by two more. One of them aslo carried a baby i their arms. I thought tehy are also customers of the bank. I had no idea that they are thieves and are piercing the bag in which i carried money. My jute handbag had two sharp cuts and all the money was taken,” Akhter said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAkhter, retired from Jamia Milia islamia university the approachd the Jamia Nagar Police station. A police team tehn visited the Indian bank and collected the CCTV footage in which a group of 4 women were seen surrounding Akhter. “The group of women were well dressed and no one could suspect them that they are thieves carrying blades to cut open the money bag or purse. Since one doesn’t suspect and think their standing close as mere coincidence they easily rob the money. The bank should also keep a check who enters the bank,” Amin Akhter said. Police has formed teams to identify the accused women. CCTV footage is being examined and cops are checking if the group of women identities with any gang with the similar modus operandi. Some sophisticated groups of thieves do target customers in various banks and dupe the of their money either by offering some help of simply cutting open the money bag.last_img read more

Nissan profits hit ‘rock bottom’

first_imgTokyo: Crisis-hit Japanese car company Nissan on Tuesday unveiled net profits at a near-decade low as it battles to recover after the shock arrest of its talismanic former boss Carlos Ghosn. Net profits for the fiscal year to March 2019 came in at 319 billion yen ($2.9 billion), the lowest since 2009/10 when the company was struggling in the wake of the global financial crisis. It was a decline of 57 per cent compared to the previous fiscal year and the profit outlook for the current fiscal year was forecast to be even worse — at 170 billion yen. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The performance is a challenging one and we want to change this,” Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa told reporters. Tuesday’s figures represented a “rock bottom” for the company, he said, adding: “Please give us time to recover.” The firm has been crippled by the reputational damage caused by the legal woes of former chairman Ghosn, who faces four formal charges of financial misconduct that he denies. “There are many negative legacies inherited from the previous management,” said Saikawa.last_img read more

Sharks devour Blue Jackets winning streak

One big letdown against the San Jose Sharks snapped the Columbus Blue Jackets’ three-game winning streak. After scoring two power-play goals for an early 2-0 lead, Columbus surrendered three unanswered goals to the Sharks. A third-period tally from left winger Patrick Marleau put San Jose ahead, 3-2, and goalie Antti Niemi shut the Jackets out the rest of the game Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets imposed themselves on San Jose from the opening faceoff. Besides winning physical battles on both offense and defense, the Jackets took advantage of their first two power plays of the game. Niemi kept his team in the game throughout the opening period, turning away 14 shots. At 9:35 into the game, he got a leg pad to Blue Jackets left winger Kristian Huselius’ slap shot, despite a screen from left winger R.J. Umberger. Niemi’s pad wasn’t enough, though, and the shot trickled through his legs. Huselius’ 12th goal of the year gave the Blue Jackets an early 1-0 lead. Columbus continued to win physical battles during its second power play before defenseman Grant Clitsome skated up from the blue line to slap a shot into the upper left-hand corner of the net. Niemi only managed to turn his head in time to see Clitsome’s third goal of the year put the Sharks in a 2-0 hole at the 19:51 mark. But the Sharks pushed back, literally and figuratively, in the second period. There was increased physicality from all members of the San Jose team, and their scoring push came from unlikely players. Less than two minutes into the second period, defenseman Kent Huskins cut the Sharks’ deficit in half with his first goal of the year. Sharks center Kyle Wellwood provided his second goal of the year to even the score at 2-2, 12 minutes later. Columbus defenseman Marc Methot thought the goals were more a product of a Columbus letdown than a San Jose revival. “We did it to ourselves that period,” Methot said. “We let off the gas.” An uneventful third period turned unfortunate for Columbus when right winger Derek Dorsett collapsed after getting his leg caught on the ice. Dorsett stayed down for several minutes but managed to skate to the bench without assistance. The Sharks intensified their attack when play resumed, and eventually one of their known scoring commodities provided the game-winning goal. Columbus goalie Steve Mason, who saved 29 shots total, stood tall for much of the third period. Mason was tight up against the left post of his goal when a wrist shot from the point snuck passed him and several bodies in front of the net. The goal was credited to Marleau. Columbus coach Scott Arniel was skeptical of the Sharks’ third goal. “It just got in on the short side,” Arniel said. “(Mason) was playing a heck of a hockey game. If it goes on the short side, one way or another, he’s gotta seal that.” Marleau’s 20th goal of the year for the Sharks was met with more impressive goaltending from Niemi, who made 16 of his game-high 42 saves in the third period to help the Sharks hang on for a 3-2 victory. Arniel was mostly positive about Columbus’ effort in recent games, but questioned the mental toughness of his players. “The guys, you could tell, were a little tired at times,” Arniel said. “We gave ourselves a chance to win the game. It’s real disappointing. We felt we were good for stretches.” Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash summed up the loss to San Jose in just a few sentences. “It’s a tough one tonight,” Nash said. “We had a great first and then sat back and lost on a tough goal. We shot ourselves in the foot and threw away two points.” With the loss, Columbus remains four points behind the Calgary Flames for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. San Jose moves into the top spot in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division and third place in the conference overall with the win. The Blue Jackets return to action with a 7 p.m. faceoff Friday against the Colorado Avalanche at Nationwide Arena. read more

Womens soccer Ohio State wraps up spring season against Pitt on the

OSU sophomore forward Sammy Edwards (19) during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Sam Harris / For The LanternAfter a cancellation against their rival Michigan Wolverines last weekend, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is looking to get back on their feet as they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers in the team’s final game of the 2017 spring season.With an intense few months of training and a number of exhibition games already under their belts, the Buckeyes are working to solidify the skills they have been building upon throughout this spring season, head coach Lori Walker said. However, there are a couple of lingering concerns that remain on both the offensive and defensive end of the ball.“We’ve got to have a little more presence from our mid-field as far as their ability to be dangerous in their shooting and looking at the goal more,” Walker said. “The biggest thing for us, though, is to really tidy up what’s happening in the back. We gave up way too many goals this past year, and if we can tighten that up, we’re certainly producing enough to win games.”The team has been struggling to fill certain roles that were left vacant at the conclusion of the 2016 season as their five graduating seniors departed, which has proven to be an especially difficult adjustment on the attacking end. Two of the five departing seniors, Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Pierce, both now playing professionally, were the Buckeyes’ top goal scorers last season.With the absence of Agnew and Pierce up top, the transition has been tough for the group as they struggle to make it past the goalkeeper.“I feel like our biggest weakness is just putting the ball in the back of the net,” senior Sammy Edwards said. “We’ve been building so well and our defense has been strong, and then we get all the way up the field and we just can’t seem to finish and put the game away.”However, OSU may have more of an opportunity to enhance their attacks and find the back of the net this weekend, since Pitt has lost four graduating seniors as well, including their starting goalkeeper Taylor Francis, and defender Siobhan McDonough who contributed on the attack as well.The concern that remains is keeping a solid defensive line since Pitt will also have a number of dynamic attacking players. Panthers forwards Taylor Pryce and Ohio-native Sarah Krause could pose a threat to the Buckeyes’ defense who are going to need to tighten up, track and shut down these players, Walker said.Though the spring has brought along some challenges on both sides of the ball for the Buckeyes, they believe they have made improvements that will continue to benefit them as they prepare for the upcoming fall season, Edwards said.“I think we’re actually farther along in our process of where we want to be,” Edwards said, “and I think that’s going to be very beneficial as we go into the fall season because we have to train 13 new freshmen coming in, and if we’re all on the same page, it’ll be much easier to bring them into it.”The team is hoping for a smooth transition between the conclusion of the spring season and the beginning of summer training when the team, including the incoming freshman, arrive back on campus in June to take on summer school and work with the Buckeyes’ strength coach Tyler Carpenter before pre-season training officially begins.“They’ll get a little time off before preseason, and then we’ll hit the ground running on the first of August,” Walker said. The Buckeyes will wrap up the 2017 spring season Saturday at Pitt’s Ambrose Urbanic Field at 11:30 a.m. read more

Griezmann I dont care how France win

first_imgAntoine Griezmann is unconcerned with how France play in Sunday’s World Cup final against Croatia – as long as they winDidier Deschamps’s side have been widely criticised for their unattractive football in the knockout stages of the tournament.Following Tuesday’s semi-final defeat to Les Bleus, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois branded France’s tactics as “anti-football” and captain Eden Hazard also admitted his disappointment with how they played against them.But for Griezmann, all that matters is the victory as France look to win a second world title this weekend at Moscow.“Thibaut Courtois, he played at Atletico, he was a Spanish champion. With Chelsea, does he believe he is playing the football of Barcelona?” said the 27-year-old, according to ITV.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I don’t care how. I want a second star to be on this shirt, and if I have the star, I do not care about the game we have done.”The Atletico Madrid forward is convinced that France’s progress to the final is down to teamwork.“We thought we needed to be a solid block, hard to beat. It is improved over time,” said Griezmann.“We know that we can be offensive at any moment, but the defence remains our base.”Griezmann has scored three goals and provided two assists for France at the World Cup.last_img read more

Puel bemoans slow start

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has bemoaned his team’s slow start in their defeat to Manchester United.The Leicester boss insists his team slow start cost them in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.Leicester City conceded a penalty as early as the third minute when Daniel Amartey handled the ball in the box and United’s captain for the night Paul Pogba duly converted.Luke Shaw scored his first professional goal when he was put to through on goal by Juan Mata to double United’s lead.Jamie Vardy pulled one back for the Foxes in added time but it was too little and too late to affect the scoreline at that point.“It’s disappointing for the players because they gave their best,” said Puel, according to Goal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Of course, to concede a goal just a couple of seconds after the beginning of the game is a shame and we have to correct this.“Our kick-off was not good enough. Our first-half was a good performance with good quality, good pressing, good play forward and a lot of chances. We needed to score in this moment, a strong period of domination in the first-half.“We pushed and we played against a team who were deep on the pitch. Without space, it was difficult.“We found success with good moves and good quality and perhaps in the second half we had good energy to finish this performance for another result but I think at the end it is a disappointment. It is not, for me, a fair result.”“We dominated this game with good play and a lot of chances. With a lot of free-kicks and set pieces, we can do a lot better with these situations,” Puel continued.“Sometimes we were unlucky with the possibilities to score in different moves. I’m happy about the performance but it would have been better to win or draw for our fans. It would have been a good reward for our play.”last_img read more

Three families top BASIC Bank default list

first_imgThe names of a few families have repeatedly emerged in the loan scam of state-owned BASIC Bank.The top loan dodgers, who have defaulted on loans in billions of taka, are from three families. These are the families of the former president of the Chittagong Chambers of Commerce (CCC) Murshed Murad Ibrahim, former Farmers Bank’s chairman Mahbubul Chisty and Dhaka’s automobile businessman Wahidur Rahman, revealed a parliament standing committee meeting on Sunday.A total of 628 businesses, including those of the three families, have Tk 65.38 billion default loans with the state-owned bank.According to a report on BASIC Bank disclosed in the meeting, half of the borrowers of the bank had become defaulters, creating a capital crisis of over Tk 30.8 billion in the state-owned bank.Bangladesh Bank’s former deputy governor Khandakar Ibrahim Khaled said, “What happened in the BASIC Bank is a criminal offence. I can’t understand why the former chairman of the bank (Abdul Hai Bacchu) was not brought to the book.”“I hope the Anti-Corruption Commission will comply with the High Court order in this regard,” he added.The report shows that the bank has some 11 clients who have on an average Tk 1 billion in default loans each, raising the amount to Tk 12.56 billion in total.Also,30 other businesses have Tk 21.04 billion in default loans with the bank.IG Navigation Limited owned Jatiya Party’s reserved seat MP Mahjabin Murshed, wife of the former CCC chief Murshed Murad Ibrahim. The IG Navigation defaulted Tk 1.20 billion on loans while Murshed’s brother Faisal Murad Ibrahim’s Bay Navigation has Tk 1.16 billion in default loans.MRF Trade House, business of Rashed Murad Ibrahim, another member of the Murad Ibrahim family, owes the bank Tk 5.8 million in default loan.Another business of the family, Crystal Steel and Ship Breaker, defaulted Tk 1.13 billion on loans.Murshed Murad Ibrahim could not be reached after repeated phone calls and text messages.The brothers of hers Mahbubul Haque Chisty alias Babul Chisty — Jamalpur’s Majedul Haque Chisty alias Shamim Chisty and Mahmudul Haque Chisty — also have billions of taka default loans.Shamim Chisty’s business house, Well Tex, tops the list with Tk 1.29 billion default loan.His two businesses, Abid Dying and Anan Shacks have Tk 4.4 million and Tk 1.5 million default loans respectively.Dhaka’s automobile businessman Wahidur Rahman and his wife borrowed billions of taka from several banks, including Basic Bank.Their business house, New Auto Define, borrowed Tk 1.02 billion and Fiaz Enterprise borrowed Tk9.4 million, but failed to repay.Other than the businesses of the three families, Delta System defaulted Tk 1.28 billion on loans, Profusion Textile Tk 1.11 billion, Maa Textile Tk 1.11 billion, Confidence Shoes Tk 1.08 billion and ARSS Enterprise Tk1.29 billion.*This piece, originally published in the Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islamlast_img read more

Wasike Sets New School Record at BU Season Opener

first_imgStory Links Wasike ran a time of 15:25.35 to shatter the previous school record.  She broke Holly Knight’s record of 16:24.70  set at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 3, 2012.   The redshirt sophomore fell at the 4K mark and then ran her fastest split to finish sixth in a very competitive field.  New Mexico’s Ednah Kurgat won the race with a time of 15:14.78.  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In her first meet of the indoor season, Dorcas Wasike set a new school record in the 5,000 meters at the BU Season Opener on Saturday afternoon. “Truly an amazing performance by Dorcas, responding to one of the worst things that can happen to you with flat out perseverance and refusal to give in,” said assistant coach Joe Walker III.   “There was a moment when I thought the effort was lost but Dorcas refused to believe that.  She ran her fastest split of the race on the next lap to put herself back on the pack and still closed like the fighter she is, It was impressive. She will be ready for them at nationals.”center_img After the holiday break, the Cardinals will begin the 2019 season at the Gene Edmunds Cup on Jan. 12.       Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more